Comments for The Farm Club http://thefarmclub.net Global Sports, Local Perspective Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:04:00 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Dale Steyn: The Greatest Ever? by Arjun Prabhu http://thefarmclub.net/2013/04/09/dale-steyn-the-greatest-ever/#comment-2545 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:04:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net/?p=13954#comment-2545 I think you have your Statistics wrong. Because as far as I know, After 60 Matches, Kapil Dev already had 240 Wickets, hence obviously after 65 Matches, he had picked more Wickets. While you have written that after 65 Matches he had picked just 238 Wickets.

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Comment on The 18 Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All-Time by Frank Broughton http://thefarmclub.net/2013/07/22/the-18-greatest-buffalo-sabres-of-all-time/#comment-2544 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:14:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net/?p=25072#comment-2544 Danny Gare is WAY too low on this list. No way #3 6 8 9 10 11 are ahead of him. No way.

And Vanek ahead of Jim Schoenfeld…. please….

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Comment on What if Neuvirth Played in 2011 Playoffs? by Clifford Burton http://thefarmclub.net/2014/02/05/neuvirth-played-2011-playoffs/#comment-2543 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 02:43:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net/?p=34925#comment-2543 Vanessa It wouldn’t have made one scintilla of difference had Michael Neuvirth had been the one tending goal in the playoffs in 2011—gaudy regular season record or not. There are at least two reasons for that–one of which you’ve mentioned in previous articles: The FIRST reason is the Capitals’ deplorable defense in their own end and in neutral ice. They hang their goalies out to dry REGULARLY no matter who’s in goal because they’re one of the dumbest so-called contending teams I’ve ever seen in the 47 years that I’ve been watching hockey. I could go on forever discussing that theme but I won’t; all you have to do is watch this club for a few games and you’ll get the picture.

SECOND: Michael Neuvirth has ALWAYS had a habit of giving up soft, energy deflating goals at the worst possible times. One recent example of this is the 6-5 game he “WON” over the Red Wings four days ago–a contest that he did everything in his power, seemingly, to lose. There were two softies he let in on the short side and another that went directly between his legs. He’s one glaring example of why I think it’s idiotic to give goalies won-lost records. After all, a goalie can do his job PERFECTLY, but until someone on his team scores a goal the best he can manage is a tie. But if he surrenders FIVE goals, (or even more in some cases) he simply hasn’t done his job. Neuvirth seems athletic and mobile and smooth, etc, but those characteristics ought to translate into tighter netminding than what I’ve witnessed from him since he first began splitting time with Holtby and Varlamov before the latter was sent packing (perhaps regrettably) to the Avalanche.

The Caps have a whole lot of holes on their roster (and in their heads). Green is an over-rated defenseman whose main utility to this club (or any other) is on offense. But once he gets things going on offense he gets injured and he’s gone for weeks. Then when he comes back he makes the same imbecilic errors on “D”, but everybody forgets his mistakes if happens to tally a big goal and then we’re right back where we started again. I say change him to forward (like the Sharks did with former defenseman Bret Burns) and get a stay-at-home defenseman via trade or in the draft. And for God’s sake get several two-way players who play responsibly on BOTH sides of the puck. The Penguins, Black Hawks, Ducks, Sharks and Blues have rosters FILLED with them—and not coincidentally ALL of the aforementioned teams are GENUINE Cup contenders.

End,

Clifford
Santa Monica

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Comment on Can Russell Wilson Have One Of The Best Sophomore Seasons In NFL History? by Lucas Melo http://thefarmclub.net/2013/12/05/can-russell-wilson-one-best-sophomore-seasons-nfl-history/#comment-2542 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:25:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net/?p=33355#comment-2542 It’s time to rewrite this article, don’t you think?

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Comment on WWE: Having Faith In The Machine by Guest2 http://thefarmclub.net/2014/01/29/wwe-faith-machine/#comment-2541 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net/?p=34788#comment-2541 I don’t get it…being angry that your favorite guy from WWE didn’t win, is like middle-aged women being upset that their favorite soap opera character has been “killed off.” I mean, sure, it might piss you off that you didn’t get to see what you wanted to see, but you know it’s not real, and is scripted, so…why the anger? Everyone is taking it personally that Bryan didn’t win, like the WWE has it out for the fans. He even played a great match right before the big Rumble, and won, I think.

The boyfriend has been harping about this WWE-hates-Daniel-Bryan thing all week as well, and he couldn’t answer for it, either.

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Comment on An Analysis of P.K. Subban’s Goal Celebrations by Eleni Siganos http://thefarmclub.net/2014/01/23/analysis-p-k-subbans-goal-celebrations/#comment-2540 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:41:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net/?p=34642#comment-2540 Thanks for the comment and for checking out this post. I agree that it would be good to compare P.K. to other players as it seems like everything he does might get criticized a little more than other players’ behaviors. As for the Markov comparison, it wasn’t that Markov’s behavior would have earned him a high celly score. I just mentioned that because Markov seemed more excited than Subban in that celebration when P.K. is known to be the more rambunctious of the two, It was just to show that since Markov was so excited, it was weird that Subban showed little emotion.

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Comment on Canucks need to stay course by Cold Hard Truth http://thefarmclub.net/2014/01/25/canucks-need-stay-course/#comment-2539 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:49:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net?p=34700&preview_id=34700#comment-2539 Vancouver is still 2 TOP 6 forwards away from having a sniff.
i.e E.Kane + Ryan OReilly
Gillis will look for a Sami Pahllsson 2.0 band aid instead and says thats its all part of the process.

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Comment on An Analysis of P.K. Subban’s Goal Celebrations by Lafleur http://thefarmclub.net/2014/01/23/analysis-p-k-subbans-goal-celebrations/#comment-2538 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:34:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net/?p=34642#comment-2538 A more helpful comparison would be a comparison with other players in similar situations. For example, your first example had Markov with a behaviour that should have a pretty high ‘celly score given your standard. But Markov is not critiqued by the League because he has a rep of being low-key – how does that rep look when compared with Subban? How does Subban compare with Phaneuf, Doughty, Karlsson in terms of behaviour? Players celebrate – but the question is who is critiqued?

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Comment on Masahiro Tanaka Sweepstakes Heats Up by citizen jane http://thefarmclub.net/2014/01/20/masahiro-tanaka-sweepstakes-heats/#comment-2533 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:00:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net/?p=34592#comment-2533 yeeee

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Comment on Sochi 2014 Men’s Hockey Preview: Team Finland by Sean W http://thefarmclub.net/2014/01/14/finland2014/#comment-2532 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:59:00 +0000 http://thefarmclub.net/?p=34460#comment-2532 Thanks for the heads-up, always thought he retired after he left the NHL. And wow, still doing well 31 points in 39 games.

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