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Gould Old Days

  • joined Dec 31, 2008
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
  • posts 92
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When it comes to abbreviations, I prefer "Gouldie." I ain't no deity, just a hockey fan.

I'm a moderator on Japers Rink

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This Time, Skip The Smartest Guys

The Caps have shown a bias toward pure intelligence in their hiring decisions. This time, they should go for judgment, and hire an experienced set of NHL-tested executives.

A wise sociological expert once divided Human get-togethers into three categories: Gatherings,...

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A wise sociological expert once divided Human get-togethers into three categories: Gatherings, Shindigs, and Hootenannies. With the course this team has been steering, I don't think anyone is feeling quite up to a Hootenanny, but perhaps the People Of Japers can manage a Shindig. Let's assemble at Bar Louie at 5:30 PM on Friday, February 1 before the Flyers game. Everyone is invited -- even that weird Hurricanes fan friend of yours. See you there.

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Throwing A Brick Through The Window -- A Fake Press Release The NHLPA Could Issue

On November 2, the NHLPA issued the following press release. TORONTO (November 2, 2012) – Don Fehr, National Hockey League Players’ Association Executive Director, today released the following...

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The NHL Owners Are Playing With Fire

via www.washingtonpost.com. I wouldn't have believed then that I would quit on the team as I became an adult, The Orioles were eliminated in the playoffs last night, and I don't care. ...

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The NHL Owners Are Out Of Their Minds

[Ed. note: this FanPost originally ran on July 14, 2012.] I understood 2004-2005. I didn't like it, not one bit. But I understood. The system really was broken. When you looked at player...

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I'm Proud of the Washington Capitals

I think one of the hardest things to do in sports, and in life, is to shift from a moderately successful, getting-things-done mode to real excellence. The incentives are so hard. If you're...

Engineering Help Wanted

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Hi, I'm Gould Old Days and I usually post over at Japers' Rink. I'm posting here looking for hockey fans in the Bay Area who could help with an engineering project. We're looking for folks with the following skills and experience: * tracking the position and movement of people and things with optical systems * tracking the position and movement of people and things with radio systems, including RFIDs * writing algorithms and software to interpret position and movement to recognize certain situations as they occur, and * writing applications with useful and attractive GUIs. If applying any of these skills to hockey sounds interesting to you, please contact me at the email address listed on my SBNation Profile Page. Thanks, and Go Sharks!

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Seven Is Heaven

Barring the worst stinkeroo performance that ever was a stinkeroo performance, I'm going to enjoy these playoffs by the Caps more than I've enjoyed the playoffs in years. I approached that first...

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Do it. For Ovechkin

So I'm walking to work today in San Francisco, and I pass a pretty lady sitting down at a table eating her breakfast with her hideous Penguins bag and scarf. (Why did the team ever go away from...

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A Recipe For Failure

Jay Beagle's development has been one of the nicest stories of the season. By pure determination, the undrafted Beagle has turned himself, into a trusted NHL 4th liner. Just a month younger than A...

Hey Chemmy and PPP -- find out why I have newfound respect for y'all

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Yeah, this link is blatant self-promotion. But it's the good kind of self promotion. And it's for a good cause. Screw you, NHLPA!

I was shocked when I heard yesterday that the NHL Players Association had decided to put its...

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I was shocked when I heard yesterday that the NHL Players Association had decided to put its collective bargaining leverage above the good of the game. And then as I read on, I was angry, because Donald Fehr's reasons for vetoing realignment sound so false, so pretextual, so mealy-mouthed, so artificial, and so wrong. I decided that if the NHLPA was going to veto a realignment that everyone agrees is necessary, then the players themselves ought to face up to it. Which was convenient timing, because today I had tickets for what is likely the only hockey game I'll see in person all year. So I rounded up a couple of friends (the estimable Mark D'Arrigo and Dave Arnold-Fernandez), made a sign (thanks Alex and Betsy), and headed down to ice level at the Shark Tank. We were at the glass at the end of the first intermission, with the players taking warmup skate for the second period. Brad Winchester was the first to spot the sign, and he gave us a sour face. Karl Alzner was next, and his expression went from blank to blanker, but his face always looks pretty expressionless out there. Jason Chimera gave me a long, cold icy stare. PPP, I've never felt so much empathy. And then Ovechkin spotted it. There was no mistaking his reaction. He saw a lone Caps fan holding a sign at ice level (Mark and Dave had split). And for a split second, his eyes lit up. And then they narrowed when he saw what it said, and he skated away. It was an instant, but there was no question. And I felt a little bad, because the last thing I needed to do was distract my own team. But there are important issues at stake. They're putting the Patrick Division back together. Winnipeg will be truly screwed without realignment. Dallas, Detroit, and so many others will benefit from this change. So Alex and Jason and Karl, I'm sorry to have disappointed. But tonight, being a fan of the NHL was more important than being a fan of the Washington Capitals. And the Caps are just one of many teams that will benefit greatly from realignment. Come on NHLPA, do the right thing.

Gifts For Caps Fans

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I thought I'd post a thread for gift suggestions for Caps fans. I've asked for The Game by Ken Dryden from my family. D'ohboy has been pimping a book he says is really good. I can't remember what it's called -- something like Putting Roofies In Rich Winter. Anyone else have any good suggestions for gifts for Caps fans and hockey fans in general?

I'd like to make out with Jim Johnson...

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... after listening to him on the Capitals Report today. What a perfect choice for what the Caps need right now in their locker room.

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How Should Hunter Handle Ovechkin And Semin?

The legend goes that when the founder of Islam was asked to give proofs of his teaching, he ordered Mount Safa to come to him. When the mountain did not comply, Mohammed raised his hands toward...

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Coaching Change Winners and Losers

Oct. 7, 2011, Former head coach Bruce Boudreau talks with Jeff Halpern after practice.  Toni L. Sandys / via www.washingtonpost.com   It's been an emotional day.  A good man lost his job.  A...

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Eulogy For "The Code"

  Defenders of fighting in the NHL often explain that fighting is necessary to police the actions of players on the ice according to "the Code."  Folks, "the Code" is broken.  It has been for...

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Why DJ King Should Celebrate The News About Tom Poti

Expect to see more of this thanks to Tom Poti The last few days have brought news about Tom Poti.  No, not that his groin injury renders him unable to play -- that's hardly news.  I'm talking...

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How Do The Caps Get Under The Salary Cap By Opening Night?

In the past week, the Caps have signed four free agents and acquired another roster player by trade.  They're not over the salary cap yet, but they likely will be before too long.  There is a 10%...

Rangers Announce Michael Rupp Awarded The Annual Ching Johnson Award For A Career Of...

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Rangers Announce Michael Rupp Awarded The Annual Ching Johnson Award For A Career Of Truculence Madison Square Garden, July 1, 2011 Glen Sather today presented 31-year-old NHL pugilist Michael Rupp with the third annual Ching Johnson Award For A Career Of Truculence. The award, which comes with a multiyear honorarium of more than $1,000,000 per year, is intended to honor players whose career of fighting and agitating is coming to an end. No player who has received the Ching Johnson award has ever played more than 40 for the Rangers games in any subsequent season. Previous recipients include Donald Brashear and Jody Shelley. Said Brashear, "Its sort of like a genius grant -- you get the money, but you're not required to actually play effective hockey for the Rangers. I used my free time to learn Mixed Martial Arts." Jeff Schultz of the Washington Capitals expressed his appreciation for the Rangers' approach to charity: "Every player in the league appreciates the New York Rangers' efforts, every single year, to raise player salaries. For example, in my own case, it's great security to know that when my career is coming to an end, I am eligible for the Wade Redden Honorarium For Leading The League In Plus/Minus That One Time. And the Gomez/Drury Fund For Paying Second Line Centers Like First Line Centers as well as the Sean Avery Hiring Obnoxious Players Even Admitting Nobody Else Wants'em ("HOPE ANEW") also do amazing work."

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Realignment Done Right, Revisited

A little more than a year ago, I wrote a Fanpost with a proposal for realignment.  Now that the Thrashers' move to Winnipeg has forced the NHL's hand, and the league has disclosed that it is...

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Are the Caps Betting on Brooks Laich, or Betting on the NHL?

In 1990, Abe Pollin was unprepared to pay any player more than $1,000,000 a year.  Now a consistently above-average forward can be guaranteed $27,000,000 over six years. If I could buy stock in...

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A Prayer For Zeus

The logic of the offseason can be a bit roundabout. This past season, the Caps' biggest problem was offense.  They scored 2.67 goals per game, which put them at a poor #19 in the league, a far...

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Introducing GAETAN

This Fanpost presents a new stat:  Goal Asymmetry Experienced by Team Above Normal.  Here's GAETAN in two sentences:  GAETAN tells us how many more or fewer goals a player's team scored and...

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Gameplan: Intense Patience

The Ducks' brutal path to glory is unavailable to the Caps, who will have to carve their own road if they hope to achieve their goal.   The New York Rangers tried, for the first two games of their...

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Breaking Down The Rangers Defense

Marc Staal had a tough game last night.  He skated 33:48 and was on the ice for both Caps goals -- his bad clear was the cause of the OT game winner. If you remember from How Jason Chimera Scored A...

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Recap: Contributors 11, Members 6

It’s a picture of the blog on which the picture is hosted.  Whoa.  Meta.On a day in which no news was expected (more on that below), the Rink put up a dizzying amount of content, with contributors...

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On Winning Four Of Seven

Bobby Orr needs no introduction.  Neither does that thing he's holding.   .571.  That is the minimum winning percentage a team must sustain through each round of the Stanley Cup playoffs to earn...

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Welcome Back Mike Green

Let's have a frank discussion about one of the Caps' best defensive defensemen, shall we? Look, I know that he hasn't always put his own end first.  I know he's had some rough playoff series.  M...

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Is this the year?

There was a time I lived and died with the Orioles. Seems like a long time ago. My brother's old enough to remember the ecstasy of 1983, but I'm not.  I had to hear about it from him all through...

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