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Name: Brian Kniffen
Member since: August 17, 2005
Last visit: December 21, 2005

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Is Super Mario set to ditch Pittsburgh?

That's something that has been in the works for a little while now. I say let them go. One of the considerations for moving has been Kansas and that could be a good place to go. Plus, after lacking a pro hockey team for a little while, Pittsburgh could turn out like Minnesota. After not having a team, they nearly bent over backwards just to get one. Once it's gone, they may miss it enough to appreciate it. Plus, it could turn an underachieving team around with the change of venue/scenery. Wherever they go, good luck to them.

posted by jager at 09:18 AM on January 19, 2006

"I'm a firm believer in second chances..."

Goaltenders have to take the heat...despite the concept of the team captain, the goaltender is the backbone of the team. But they take too much heat, I agree. Without a decent defensive line, you can't stop every shot

posted by jager at 03:19 PM on August 17, 2005

"I'm a firm believer in second chances..."

Maybe some parnts do agree that it's too violent for their kids...but it's a sick world. Do you tell your children they can't watch the news? Or COPS? If your kids don't turn out right, don't use hockey or music or whatever as the scapegoat. All children have a phase, just like we all did, of rebellion. But if it goes into adulthood, might want to check the mirror

posted by jager at 03:17 PM on August 17, 2005

"I'm a firm believer in second chances..."

All I am saying is that, while children are succeptable to what they see, you can't keep them from it...no matter what. I have a 4 year old who has seen more than he needs to already...but I help him understand as best I can...and he displays no violent tendencies. I can only hope he retains this thought process, but I can never MAKE him think this way. But he loves to watch hockey right beside me...he loves the fights, but even says 'that's mean". If your too useless to talk to your kids, that's your problem. But some may show their kids when they are older....eventually they will see it. But don't make the true fans suffer just because you don't want to try to talk to Little Jonny or whatever

posted by jager at 03:06 PM on August 17, 2005

"I'm a firm believer in second chances..."

What gets me even more is you people who want to complain about the violence of the sport because of your kids. NEWS FLASH: We live in a violent world, much more so than a fist fight. Stop sheltering your kids and teach them to think for themselves, what you feel is right and wrong. You can't keep them locked up without individual thoughts forever. If you don't like it, DON'T WATCH IT!

posted by jager at 11:35 AM on August 17, 2005

"I'm a firm believer in second chances..."

What most of you fail to realize is that, though his actions were those of a pussy, fighting and injuries are and always have been a part of the great sport of hockey. As much as checking an opponent into the boards or even the damn biscuit. When you complain about incidents the way you are, people DO take notice and make changes. Take out that part of hockey and, you think they are losing money now? Say goodbye to half of the fan base that's left.

posted by jager at 11:26 AM on August 17, 2005