MJDDawg

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MJDDawg last won the day on August 16 2014

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  1. It's the dog days of summer now and hits on Eklund's site are probably way down. So what does a guy like him do? Randomly picks a couple of teams that happen to me two of the largest hockey mad markets in Canada and mentions them in some of his verbal diarrhea to try to bring those hits back up. Smart guy.
  2. For me, I got into them because of how they created this whole new genre. You listen to their music long enough and you realize that Chester had issues. It seemed like he'd dealt with them long ago, but just don't realize sometimes how heavy a burden people carry with them through life.
  3. I loved the smell of Draft Day 2017. Smelled like victory!
  4. I found Jon Abbott's voice to sound too much like the drive-through kid on the Simpson's, especially when "he shoots and scores"...
  5. It's possible true. But remember, I'm not talking about "making it" in the Virtanen sense where they play their 9 games or even play more than 9 games with the team burning a year of their ELC, then getting sent back down. I'm talking making the team for good (say at least 2 seasons). I remember seeing historical analysis showing that around 40% of first round picks went on to an NHL career, while after the first round the percentage dropped to about a 25% success rate for picks. All things being equal, if even 50% of JB's picks (or picks from a trade) go on to an NHL career, a statue should be built in his honour. And I'd be at the unveiling to celebrate.
  6. Was going to say that historically even 25% of that list being on the team within 5 years is pushing it. But that's never stopped CDC before.
  7. Gee, ya think????
  8. Why not Raymond, Ballard and a third? IBTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. My kid got dinged hard on bank charges, so I say to him tongue-in-cheek "maybe you need a financial panther".

     

     

    1. HerrDrFunk

      HerrDrFunk

      I always loved that gag.

    2. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Credit union ftw.

  10. Because finishing last guarantees that first overall pick. Am I right?
  11. I really don't understand the mentality that many have that you're a bust if you haven't made it by the age of 20 or 21. While many believe the "Detroit model" is no longer valid, one only has to look at the two-time reigning Cup champ Penguins and their trio of "rookies" that weren't merely bystanders in their last two Cups but were major factors in both Cup wins. Matt Murray - 23 years old Bryan Rust - 25 years old Jake Guentzel - 22 years old Virt is still 20 so maybe he's not the problem, but rather people's expectations of what he or other rookies should be at a young age should be tempered.
  12. Uugh. Please stop.
  13. This is great news. I'm really happy with having our kids out of the spotlight in Utica and now Kalamazoo. I'm happy as long as we can keep our prospects as far the hell away from the Vancouver media hacks as possible. Also very happy that I can use the word "Kalamazoo" on a regular basis now and not have people look at me funny.
  14. More interesting stuff about Sportsnet 650. Looks like Rintool's back. Sat may also have a spot on there. http://theprovince.com/sports/morning-skate/the-morning-skate-vancouver-radios-big-rotation Last week you may have noted Sportsnet 650’s introduction of their new morning team. Over the weekend, more secrets started slipping out. By now, we can make a decent guess at how the sports radio deck chairs will look come September. TSN 1040 is shifting Sekeres and Price to the afternoon drive. Don Taylor and Bob Marjanovich look likely to do a noon to 3 shift. The old Kurtenbloggers, Mike Halford and Jason Brough, are apparently set for a 9 to noon. (Bro Jake and Dave Pratt look to be still the morning drive guys.) Over at 650, it looks that Scott Rintoul, who’s back at 1040 calling Lions games after being let go earlier this year from hosting duties could land full time as an afternoon host. He’s not saying anything but most think it’s a done deal. Seems he’s going to host with Andrew Walker, who’s moving from Sportsnet’s Toronto station 590 the Fan. We also know Sat Shah is hosting something, and it’s easy to see it will be some sort of lunch spot. The interesting thing in all this is how sports radio evolves over the next year. Sportsnet 650 has Canucks radio rights for five years. They insist it’s a big deal. But many argue that the only important times for radio any more are the drive time periods. Everything else is for the die hards. We can see the effort 1040 has put in over the past few years to ramp up pushing out snippets of shows. Individual interviews cut re-posted to the website every day. They wouldn’t do that if there weren’t a thirst for it. Sportsnet has made big investments on the digital side, adding writers to their websites — but not just anyone, these are writers who have a good TV and radio presence too. The multi-modal sports talker is the future…or the near future anyway. So the real key for 650 (and for 1040 as they ramp up their competitive juices, just like their TV brethren have had to since losing the national TV rights) is how they handle the growing desire among younger fans for right-now highlights and analysis. It’s not just about the radio station any more, it’s about content delivery. That’s the horrible corporate description and suggests the risk underneath all this, that everything becomes homogenized. The true key to winning this battle for the imagined future will be who is the most dynamic and the most exciting; those will keep the brains and ears and eyeballs.