Empiresong

Dominik

  • joined Sep 25, 2008
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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A (mostly) unapologetic bigamist fan of two NHL teams, which fortunately never have anything to do with each other -- thus preventing really awkward moments at family functions.

It's complicated. And painful.

Dad - a Blues '67 fan - said: "Hey, we sent Bowman away. We sent Arbour away. Follow this team if you must, but keep an eye on Arbour's Islanders."

Confused but knowing not to cross my father, I did both. Addiction set in early. I've rooted for every Sutter except Darryl. The Milbury years nearly ended me. But they also gave me some perspective on how to truly enjoy this sport, one knifing at a time.

I'm still delicately rebuilding the Blues half of my soul after Bill Laurie dropped one last pile of Paige (Sports!) on it. These things take time.

A Fan Of...

  • NHL New York Islanders
  • Golf Foghorn Leghorn
  • Soccer Arsenal, mostly, but my football cup runneth over.
  • NASCAR The guy who turns right
  • Boxing Steve Webb
  • General Yep, St. Louis Blues, too
  • Tennis Federerererer
  • MMA The guy with the blood
  • Cycling Dope
  • Fantasy Darkness Before Dawn
  • Winter Olympics Money Is Not Our God
  • Figure Skating Slipstream
  • Wrestling $, 0, 36
  • Serie A Inter
  • La Liga Atlético
Recent Activity
You think McDonald dogged it?
Commented on IIHF World Championship: Colin McDonald Joins Nelson, Donovan for Team USA on Apr 19 2014, 3:06p - 1 reply
So you're saying
Commented on New York Islanders Sale Talks: Mysterious Billionaire Hockey Fan Might Decide to Bid after the Weekend on Apr 19 2014, 3:03p
It's great to be protected (by the CBA)
Commented on 2014 NHL Playoff Pick 'em: Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild [Saturday playoff thread] on Apr 19 2014, 2:47p - 2 replies
Also: JBotte's in his 50s?!
Commented on New York Islanders Sale Talks: Mysterious Billionaire Hockey Fan Might Decide to Bid after the Weekend on Apr 19 2014, 2:46p - 2 replies
New York Islanders Sale Talks: Mysterious Billionaire Hockey Fan Might Decide to Bid after the Weekend
Posted on Apr 19 2014, 2:35p
No Subject
Commented on New York Islanders Sale Talks: Multiple buyers showing interest on Apr 19 2014, 2:05p
2014 NHL Playoff Pick 'em: Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild [Saturday playoff thread]
Posted on Apr 19 2014, 1:44p
Fun stuff, good info
Commented on What should the Islanders do about their goaltending situation for next year? A look using Marcel Projections on Apr 19 2014, 1:28a - 1 reply
Not really a report, so much as some speculation
Commented on New York Islanders Sale Talks: Multiple buyers showing interest on Apr 19 2014, 12:01a
Anyone but Brodeur, haha
Commented on New York Islanders Sale Talks: Multiple buyers showing interest on Apr 18 2014, 11:57p - 1 reply
I don't think I saw that, though the sealing around the skate sounds familiar
Commented on Islanders News: John Tavares talks linemates, coaching, Brock Nelson on Apr 18 2014, 11:56p
Magic Eight Ball says
Commented on New York Islanders Sale Talks: Multiple buyers showing interest on Apr 18 2014, 11:45p
Alternatively, a "weekly assignment" day
Commented on New York Islanders Sale Talks: Multiple buyers showing interest on Apr 18 2014, 11:45p
I would not sign him as our number one.
Commented on New York Islanders Sale Talks: Multiple buyers showing interest on Apr 18 2014, 11:44p
No Subject
Commented on IIHF World Championship: Colin McDonald Joins Nelson, Donovan for Team USA on Apr 18 2014, 11:40p - 1 reply
for Bruins in 6: On the way to the Cup.
Voted on Apr 18 2014, 11:33p
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NHL Playoff Pick 'em: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings [Friday watch thread] on Apr 18 2014, 11:27p
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NHL Playoff Pick 'em: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings [Friday watch thread] on Apr 18 2014, 11:25p
2014 NHL Playoff Pick 'em: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings [Friday watch thread]
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 5:00p
IIHF World Championship: Colin McDonald Joins Nelson, Donovan for Team USA
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 4:37p
That would be funny
Commented on World Championships 2014: Brock Nelson, Matt Donovan true American heroes on Apr 18 2014, 4:35p - 1 reply
for Sharks in 7: Silicon chips > silicon breasts
Voted on Apr 18 2014, 3:39p
New York Islanders Sale Talks: Multiple buyers showing interest
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 3:30p
Islanders News: Bridgeport prepares for final weekend; sad Frans; NHL playoff bits
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 7:00a
I have no idea what this even references
Commented on Islanders News: Tavares staying put, Pulock debuts, Visnovsky not retiring, lottery day on Apr 18 2014, 1:28a
Hilariously, Keith Jones cited AMac's goal early in Game 1
Commented on Islanders News: Tavares staying put, Pulock debuts, Visnovsky not retiring, lottery day on Apr 18 2014, 1:28a
Depends whether they want to move a blue chip for another need
Commented on Postseason Fodder: On Matt Donovan and Jake Gardiner on Apr 18 2014, 1:00a - 1 reply
How exhausting
Commented on Playoff Poll: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings [Thursday Playoff Watch Thread] on Apr 18 2014, 12:46a
Haha, happy and relieved, mostly
Commented on Playoff Poll: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings [Thursday Playoff Watch Thread] on Apr 18 2014, 12:45a
Nice
Commented on Playoff Poll: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings [Thursday Playoff Watch Thread] on Apr 18 2014, 12:33a - 1 reply
I can't breathe, myself
Commented on Playoff Poll: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings [Thursday Playoff Watch Thread] on Apr 18 2014, 12:32a - 2 replies
Even still, the percentages are miniscule
Commented on Expanded List: Analysis of OHL forwards going top-10 in NHL drafts 2003-2013 (Dal Colle, Bennett Comparables) on Apr 17 2014, 10:11p - 1 reply
CDH was definitely a pleasant surprise in that he came into the season after a full-season layoff
Commented on Postseason Fodder: On Matt Donovan and Jake Gardiner on Apr 17 2014, 10:06p - 1 reply
No, he wasn't
Commented on Postseason Fodder: On Matt Donovan and Jake Gardiner on Apr 17 2014, 10:02p
He's good
Commented on World Championships 2014: Brock Nelson, Matt Donovan true American heroes on Apr 17 2014, 9:47p
I don't think the perceptions are quite that black and white
Commented on Postseason Fodder: On Matt Donovan and Jake Gardiner on Apr 17 2014, 9:43p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Postseason Fodder: On Matt Donovan and Jake Gardiner on Apr 17 2014, 9:40p
Furthermore, compliance buyouts can only be used on pre-CBA contracts
Commented on Postseason Fodder: On Matt Donovan and Jake Gardiner on Apr 17 2014, 9:39p - 1 reply
I think so too
Commented on Islanders News: John Tavares talks linemates, coaching, Brock Nelson on Apr 17 2014, 9:28p
Roy really wasn't even butterfly when he started
Commented on Islanders News: John Tavares talks linemates, coaching, Brock Nelson on Apr 17 2014, 9:27p - 1 reply
Crazy
Commented on Playoff Poll: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings [Thursday Playoff Watch Thread] on Apr 17 2014, 9:24p
But goals, GOALS
Commented on Playoff Poll: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings [Thursday Playoff Watch Thread] on Apr 17 2014, 9:21p - 1 reply
Playoff Poll: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings [Thursday Playoff Watch Thread]
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 6:45p
Awesome.
Commented on Islanders News: John Tavares talks linemates, coaching, Brock Nelson on Apr 17 2014, 6:04p
This and the California series(es) have me salivating
Commented on 2014 NHL Playoff Pick 'em: St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks on Apr 17 2014, 6:02p
Hot damn
Commented on Islanders News: John Tavares talks linemates, coaching, Brock Nelson on Apr 17 2014, 4:53p
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