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barbogast 03-28-2016 11:47 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
As promised, the selfie. For you, hairy legs

I'm the goober on the right. My man Bobalew is to the left

https://m.imgur.com/mbK5uIz

dmbetc 03-28-2016 11:54 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by UCFish (Post 16350511)
I am in!

Oh, so you just pop in here when free booze is offered?
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16350563)
As promised, the selfie. For you, hairy legs

I'm the goober on the right. My man Bobalew is to the left

https://m.imgur.com/mbK5uIz

:eiffeltower this is awesome, thank you! I love ants meeting.

Climb2safety 03-28-2016 11:57 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16350563)
As promised, the selfie. For you, hairy legs

I'm the goober on the right. My man Bobalew is to the left

https://m.imgur.com/mbK5uIz

Nice job guys. Just the type of mojo we need!

I'll buy rounds at the gorge if we want to do an nhl thread II meat up!

UCFish 03-29-2016 12:34 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16350567)
Oh, so you just pop in here when free booze is offered?

:eiffeltower this is awesome, thank you! I love ants meeting.

Lol I had just posted yesterday captain kings

dmbetc 03-29-2016 12:36 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by UCFish (Post 16350616)
Lol I had just posted yesterday captain kings

Just bustin you. Funny if we meet for the first time 300 miles away when you're like 30 miles away now.

UCFish 03-29-2016 12:50 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16350617)
Just bustin you. Funny if we meet for the first time 300 miles away when you're like 30 miles away now.

Lol too true

SirBobalew 03-29-2016 01:04 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16350563)
As promised, the selfie. For you, hairy legs

I'm the goober on the right. My man Bobalew is to the left

https://m.imgur.com/mbK5uIz

Two handsome Caps fans right there.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Climb2safety (Post 16350568)
Nice job guys. Just the type of mojo we need!

I'll buy rounds at the gorge if we want to do an nhl thread II meat up!

I'll be at the Gorge! I'm in!

dmbetc 03-29-2016 01:20 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
What. A. Save.

https://twitter.com/nhl/status/714664597026787328

TMoore4075 03-29-2016 08:59 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Wings turn a nice dominate performance, although not on the scoreboard, into an almost calamitous ending. That just shows how little confidence they have. One goal gets scored and they fold up. A fucking empty-netter that made it 3-0 was the the game winner. Amazing......Whether they get in the playoffs or not, I can't wait till next season. We need to hit the reset button badly.

aeroshady 03-29-2016 10:14 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Can we just start the playoffs now?!

barbogast 03-29-2016 10:18 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Last night definitely got me in the mood for playoffs

TMoore4075 03-29-2016 10:21 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16351046)
Last night definitely got me in the mood for playoffs

You make this too easy dude...Winning the Presidents Trophy got you ready for a first round exit?

aeroshady 03-29-2016 10:21 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16351046)
Last night definitely got me in the mood for playoffs

I have been spending so much time reading about hockey recently. I just want the best time of the year to start already!

Also, congrats on the home ice trophy! Glad you had a blast last night!

barbogast 03-29-2016 10:31 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16351053)
You make this too easy dude...Winning the Presidents Trophy got you ready for a first round exit?

No not at all. Being at a game for the first time in years did

Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16351054)
I have been spending so much time reading about hockey recently. I just want the best time of the year to start already!

Also, congrats on the home ice trophy! Glad you had a blast last night!

I did! Thanks. I truly could not care less about the presidents trophy though

kev87lads 03-29-2016 11:05 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Can we talk more about Ghost? Still don't think he'll win Calder because no Flyer ever has. #garageleague The instincts on this guy though. Wow.

https://www.nhl.com/video/girouxs-ov...844/c-43033703

Lcsulla 03-29-2016 11:11 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 16349912)
I was pissed. It was so Philadelphia though. So it's whatever. It just became more annoying once Kane put in that GWG in 2010. Cemented the crappyness of not getting that first pick.

Irony on that Kane goal was that the goalie who gave that one up (Michael Leighton) is now Chicago's backup with Crawford out! :lol

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16350462)
I would go to C'Ville just for an NHL thread party.

Agreed.

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16350544)
screw panarin, if the calder doesn't go to the ghost the NHL can log off.

You are a baseball fan too I believe so you know writer voted awards are almost impossible to predict. They like shiny objects and tend to forget what happened 10 days or more ago. That said I agree Ghost is in the mix but if say he takes a dump for the rest of the season and someone like Panarin or Eichel go on a tear they will likely get it, equally John Gibson is gonna get a few more starts so if he gets 2 more wins in the next 7 games to total 20 on the season he will be right up there as well. I still think if he did not get hurt and miss all those games McDavid would be running away with the award. Regardless of who wins it it is great for the league to add so much talent in one season!

~Crashintome89~ 03-29-2016 11:34 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
baseball is so boring, why would I be a fan of something boring?

Panera plays with Patrick Kane or whoever. Anyone can score when they play with those guys. Plus, Panera is like 33 years old.

aeroshady 03-29-2016 12:04 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Thought on Jimmy Vesey screwing the Preds over by going back on his word?

Seems like the millennials are creating a lot of issues for NHL management that is used to traditional professionalism.

TMoore4075 03-29-2016 12:09 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
One twitter post I saw from one of the media members made a good point. How many times have we seen a GM say he wasn't going to trade a player and then trade that player and then say "It's a business." It's well within the GM's right to do that, because it is a business but now they get upset when a player does does the same thing?

I'd be pissed if I was the Preds or a Preds fan but...it is a business.

aeroshady 03-29-2016 12:15 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16351281)
One twitter post I saw from one of the media members made a good point. How many times have we seen a GM say he wasn't going to trade a player and then trade that player and then say "It's a business." It's well within the GM's right to do that, because it is a business but now they get upset when a player does does the same thing?

I'd be pissed if I was the Preds or a Preds fan but...it is a business.

I agree to an extent. However, case by case, the Pred's GM is known to be a really classy GM that doesn't really screw players over much.

Also, to me there is a difference between being a pro and not being a pro. Jimmy Vesey has never played a professional game yet. He has not really earned the right to act like that. He knew he had second thoughts about signing with Nashville and decided to let them think he was still on board...which did alter how the team went about the trade deadline. I don't really see any reason for it either. It only served to F Nashville over.

To me there is not much of a difference between him and Drouin right now. There is a level of entitlement and loss of trust that does not sit well with me.

lockman21 03-29-2016 12:18 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Suggested everyone read this:

http://deadspin.com/unsealed-nhl-ema...-ef-1767694064

lockman21 03-29-2016 12:22 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16351216)
baseball is so boring, why would I be a fan of something boring?

Panera plays with Patrick Kane or whoever. Anyone can score when they play with those guys. Plus, Panera is like 33 years old.

Except basically every linemate not named Jonathan Toews and Dustin Byfuglien that Kane has ever had.

He's 24, in his first NHL season, is 14 points better than the nearest rookie, and is a main reason the defending Cup champs are even talking about the playoffs. Kid wins the Calder without blinking. It's a great year for rookies, no doubt, but Panarin is the clear winner. If McDavid were healthy the whole year, he seems like the frontrunner, but for now, I think it comes down to:

Panarin
Domi
Gostisbehere

And Panarin wins.

~Crashintome89~ 03-29-2016 12:34 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Duncan Keeth sucks.

~Crashintome89~ 03-29-2016 12:35 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16351266)
Thought on Jimmy Vesey screwing the Preds over by going back on his word?

Seems like the millennials are creating a lot of issues for NHL management that is used to traditional professionalism.

I have no problem with Vesey wanting to go to free agency. Kid can look out for his career and that's fine. My only problem is this leading on Nashville. If he didn't tell about five people that he was good to go with signing, this wouldn't be an issue.

aeroshady 03-29-2016 12:39 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16351328)
I have no problem with Vesey wanting to go to free agency. Kid can look out for his career and that's fine. My only problem is this leading on Nashville. If he didn't tell about five people that he was good to go with signing, this wouldn't be an issue.

Pretty much what I said in my second post.

The issue is not being honest about his intentions. Especially when there seems to be absolutely zero reason for it. It would not have been a big deal to let the organization know he was going to UFA. At the very least let them know he was undecided to let them make a decision on if they wanted to risk it.

It almost seems as though he just couldn't be bothered with it, so he just said "yeah sure, I will sign."

jrkarger 03-29-2016 12:40 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16351305)

If I were someone like Bettman there is no way I would ever use email. Ever; unless my responses were limited to a few words.

For example, I receive that link and respond with "Thanks, I'll take a look." Then if I wanted to rant like he did, I'd pick up the phone or do it person.

lockman21 03-29-2016 12:40 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16351266)
Thought on Jimmy Vesey screwing the Preds over by going back on his word?

Seems like the millennials are creating a lot of issues for NHL management that is used to traditional professionalism.

I mean, anyone that's ever been a union employee like that could tell you that you have to use all the options your contract allows. It's something allowable by the CBA, so I struggle to find a huge problem with it. He's gambling on himself, and it's his future. Kevin Hayes did something extremely similar.

Until he signs, you can't be 100% sure of anything. I know it sucks, but it's just a fact of the game. If the owners hate it, they need to collectively bargain something better.

lockman21 03-29-2016 12:44 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrkarger (Post 16351337)
If I were someone like Bettman there is no way I would ever use email. Ever; unless my responses were limited to a few words.

For example, I receive that link and respond with "Thanks, I'll take a look." Then if I wanted to rant like he did, I'd pick up the phone or do it person.

I mean...as nice as that is in theory, it's insanely impractical. He still has to do work. I work in an industry with a lot of sensitivity centered around unions, and it's not like my company's CEO or COO can just NOT use email. How would they communicate with other employees? Things need to get done, and it's just a way of the world that e-mail is the way most business gets completed in today's world. He can't just text with people or sit on conference calls all day. Everyone's busy and everyone has a job to do.

Bettman is a smart guy, love him or hate him, he's fucking smart. I'm sure there's plenty he's said in person to these guys that he would never type in an email.

aeroshady 03-29-2016 12:46 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16351339)
I mean, anyone that's ever been a union employee like that could tell you that you have to use all the options your contract allows. It's something allowable by the CBA, so I struggle to find a huge problem with it. He's gambling on himself, and it's his future. Kevin Hayes did something extremely similar.

Until he signs, you can't be 100% sure of anything. I know it sucks, but it's just a fact of the game. If the owners hate it, they need to collectively bargain something better.

Hey, Tom Cruise made a movie about players doing this to agents.

I agree, they should bargain something better. Again though, my issue is not him wanting to test the market (as per his right under the CBA), it is how he let the Predators believe he was all in and then pulled the carpet from under them. I believe in second and even third chances, but this was not a great start for this kid when it comes to image.

Lcsulla 03-29-2016 12:47 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16351216)
Panera plays with Patrick Kane or whoever. Anyone can score when they play with those guys. Plus, Panera is like 33 years old.

Not really IMO, they compliment each other and look at Kane's numbers - his production is up in a large part due to playing on a line with Panarin. Plus, well, Phillie is not all that good at any major sport, when was the last title any team from Phillie won - the 08 World Series? :lol


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