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tyler3440 03-20-2017 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Brohan_Santana (Post 16746072)
Ugh, those unis were the worst. The Eagle was cool, but other than that the color scheme was a mess


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To each their own... to me I thought they were pretty cool :thumbsup

I thought to logos wear pretty awesome during that era for the caps. The eagle and the capital building with the sticks. Both were very cool to me.

lockman21 03-20-2017 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16746080)
Thanks Flames for beating the Kings to secure a playoff slot for the Hawks! :)

Yeah, I was really worried they weren't going to make it there for a while.

dmbetc 03-20-2017 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16746089)
Yeah, I was really worried they weren't going to make it there for a while.

:lol:lol

barbogast 03-20-2017 08:06 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (lolcaps)
 
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Originally Posted by tyler3440 (Post 16746082)
To each their own... to me I thought they were pretty cool :thumbsup

I thought to logos wear pretty awesome during that era for the caps. The eagle and the capital building with the sticks. Both were very cool to me.

Ahh the bug splat. You were the only one who liked it, bud.

JRS1386 03-20-2017 09:01 AM

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Great more Caps fans. Just what we needed

TMoore4075 03-20-2017 09:15 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (lolcaps)
 
Anyone else not know the playoffs were going on in our fantasy league? My bookmark isn't the main page so I had no idea. But hey, will finish in the top 4 for sure this year. lol

barbogast 03-20-2017 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 16746133)
Great more Caps fans. Just what we needed

Of course the new one that shows up thinks the bug splat sweater is better than the ones that actually look good. Typical Caps fans rite?!

barbogast 03-20-2017 09:37 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (lolcaps)
 
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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16746139)
Anyone else not know the playoffs were going on in our fantasy league? My bookmark isn't the main page so I had no idea. But hey, will finish in the top 4 for sure this year. lol

I feel terrible about this but my participation in the fantasy league this year has been embarrassingly poor

aeroshady 03-20-2017 09:39 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (lolcaps)
 
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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16746139)
Anyone else not know the playoffs were going on in our fantasy league? My bookmark isn't the main page so I had no idea. But hey, will finish in the top 4 for sure this year. lol

I just got back from Europe to see I was eliminated in the first round in my league :lol. Oh well, the trip was worth it!

TMoore4075 03-20-2017 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16746153)
I feel terrible about this but my participation in the fantasy league this year has been embarrassingly poor

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Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16746154)
I just got back from Europe to see I was eliminated in the first round in my league :lol. Oh well, the trip was worth it!

This is why I just go in on Monday morning and change my lineup for the whole week. If I remember I go in and take a look during the week but not typically.

TMoore4075 03-20-2017 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16746153)
I feel terrible about this but my participation in the fantasy league this year has been embarrassingly poor

Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16746154)
I just got back from Europe to see I was eliminated in the first round in my league :lol. Oh well, the trip was worth it!

This is why I just go in on Monday morning and change my lineup for the whole week. If I remember I go in and take a look during the week but not typically.

Lcsulla 03-20-2017 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16746089)
Yeah, I was really worried they weren't going to make it there for a while.

Was not worried about missing the playoffs, just want to get the slot locked up as soon as possible, keep rolling and end up with the top seed in the west. Plus, I want to see a banner raising ceremony tomorrow night at the UC. :lol

aeroshady 03-20-2017 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16746159)
This is why I just go in on Monday morning and change my lineup for the whole week. If I remember I go in and take a look during the week but not typically.

I try to do the same. This was the first week in months I didn't update on a Monday, again because I was in Europe for almost two weeks. Next year I would like to rejoin the Ants league again.

TMoore4075 03-20-2017 11:10 AM

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Alright Wings, lets play spoiler to the Sabres....missing the playoffs for the 6th straight season and 8th in the last 10....oh. Never mind, carry on.

Lcsulla 03-20-2017 11:38 AM

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That hit (elbow actually) on Doughty last night by Matthew Tkachuk was as dirty as it gets, no idea why there was no penalty called for that. I believe a suspension is in order for something that obvious.

TheLastPig 03-20-2017 11:41 AM

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I want to see Sid hit 50 goals so bad but I dont see it happening. Unreal game yesterday, though.

Lcsulla 03-20-2017 11:47 AM

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Figured Washington would walk away with the Presidents' Trophy again but in the past week or so things have tightened up a lot. Washington and Columbus both have 100 points while Chicago and Pittsburgh have 99 points each. This award is up for grabs now, if any of those teams falter even a bit down the stretch it opens the door for one of the other teams to claim the trophy.

TheLastPig 03-20-2017 12:04 PM

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This is actually a decent article about the playoff format by Rob Rossi (who I cant stand).

http://www.upgruv.com/penguins-sidne...mobileapps_ios

I think fans should be more upset about this. The current format is very flawed.

TheLastPig 03-20-2017 12:45 PM

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Yikes Mia Khalifa... yikes.

https://twitter.com/miakhalifa/statu...12883566612480

Mia Khalifa‏ Verified account
@miakhalifa

"I just thought about what it would be like if my kid turns out to be a penguins fan, and I found myself sympathizing with Casey Anthony"

lockman21 03-20-2017 01:20 PM

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Who tf is Mia Khalifa?

TheLastPig 03-20-2017 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16746358)
Who tf is Mia Khalifa?

She was a porn star... now is some kind of media personality for D.C. area sports teams.

Roose13 03-20-2017 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16746328)
Yikes Mia Khalifa... yikes.

https://twitter.com/miakhalifa/statu...12883566612480

Mia Khalifa‏ Verified account
@miakhalifa

"I just thought about what it would be like if my kid turns out to be a penguins fan, and I found myself sympathizing with Casey Anthony"

I'd be more upset if my kid became a porn star.

Roose13 03-20-2017 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by tyler3440 (Post 16746082)
To each their own... to me I thought they were pretty cool :thumbsup

I thought to logos wear pretty awesome during that era for the caps. The eagle and the capital building with the sticks. Both were very cool to me.

What is your opinion on banners?

TheLastPig 03-20-2017 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 16746371)
I'd be more upset if my kid became a porn star.

That was someone's response to her on twitter.

"What about when your kid finds out how you became famous and rich" :lol

TMoore4075 03-20-2017 01:36 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (lolcaps)
 
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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16746268)
This is actually a decent article about the playoff format by Rob Rossi (who I cant stand).

http://www.upgruv.com/penguins-sidne...mobileapps_ios

I think fans should be more upset about this. The current format is very flawed.

His article is just bitching with no solutions. Division winners getting hosed? I think the 2nd seeds in the good divisions get hosed but that's me.

Then this:
"In the West, grueling opening-round travel might befall the No. 1 seed." As for this in the article. What's he looking at? Right now CHI would go to Nashville. That's a tough little over an hour flight there man. Now if the Ducks fall there, then yeah but right now, which is a lot of what he's basing this on, the Hawks have a nice travel deal.

Then, his bitching about how the big names could be out of it early. Yeah, cause that was never a problem in the old system. Remember that great 2003 WCF's between the Wild and the Ducks. No Avs, no Wings, no Stars, no Blues, no Vancouver with the Naslund, Bert, Morisson line. Or 2004 the Sharks and Flames I'm sure had great ratings. 2009 Canes and Pens for the ECF's? I'm sure your average fan was psyched about that one.

An don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this is the perfect system, but that last part is just funny. Top teams went out early all the time in the old days. If you want the top teams always there, go watch the NBA.

Now, I don't think there really is a perfect system though. 1-8 gives you the "fairness" of it in terms of records but then you can have teams traveling across the country for all 3 rounds, for team on the west coast or midwest for the Western Conference. Which was a big reason for this system. Not quite as big of a deal as it used to be when you had DET and CBJ (well DET since CBJ made the playoffs once in the West and ended playing DET) in the West but still not great but that's just the NHL and where teams are located.

The old system, when there were 6 divisions wasn't perfect either. The Southwest Div used to blow so you'd have the 8th best team in the East getting the 3rd seed. Or if you had 2 real good teams in one division, you get shafted with the 4th seed if lose the division. Happened to the Wings in 2000 and then had to start the 2nd round on the road in COL when they finished 12 points ahead of them. With only 4 divisions, it's less of an issue now though if they give the division champs the top 2 spots in the conferences.

I don't see the system changing anytime soon though. They won't go 1-4 in each division like the old days because when you have a situation when one division is a lot better. The NHLPA wanted it this way too.

They also probably won't go 1-8 again because of two things. The travel and the regular season format that is heavily weighted towards the division rivalries. I mean they want these teams fighting for playoff seeding against each other. I'm fine with 1-8 personally, but these things here is why I don't see it happening.

TheLastPig 03-20-2017 01:41 PM

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The biggest issue is the 2-3 teams in good divisions. I never really had a problem with 1-8. I just feel like going beyond that is trying to overthink it too much.

I do agree that his article is whiny, thats normally why I cant stand him. I just thought his overriding point of fans just taking this in stride and not speaking out about it was valid.

TMoore4075 03-20-2017 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16746385)
The biggest issue is the 2-3 teams in good divisions. I never really had a problem with 1-8. I just feel like going beyond that is trying to overthink it too much.

I do agree that his article is whiny, thats normally why I cant stand him. I just thought his overriding point of fans just taking this in stride and not speaking out about it was valid.

2-3 thing is a legit concern but you also can't help who is good and who isn't as good or bad in a given season. I only had a problem 1-8 with the Wings in the West. It sucked having to play San Jose, Phoenix, Anaheim, LA or the Western Canadian teams. It still can potentially blow for the West teams and that's a concern for the NHL in terms of ratings. You don't want San Jose playing at 4:30 local time when they would play Detroit and the other way around Wings playing at 10:30pm. Having it more regional helps their scheduling. When they get a 32nd team, I'll be interested to see what they do. Do they go straight division? Do they go back 1-8?

And for the fans complaining, I get it...I point to years past when a good team gets bounced earlier. The end result is the same. You get a lesser team in the later rounds. You can't control that. Habs in the ECF's in 2010... ugh. And actually the lower seeds winning early can be fun. Just blows it screws up the later rounds. Can't have it both ways, unless you can make sure all 8 teams are all real good.

Brohan_Santana 03-20-2017 02:00 PM

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speaking of fans, whatever happened to Rebecca De Mornay?? Jackets are actually doing well and have a shot at the presidents banner

TMoore4075 03-20-2017 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Brohan_Santana (Post 16746421)
speaking of fans, whatever happened to Rebecca De Mornay?? Jackets are actually doing well and have a shot at the presidents banner

Someone said before Ants is blocked at his work. I mean 90% of my posts happen between 8-5 M-F.

Brohan_Santana 03-20-2017 02:21 PM

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Also we should be seeing the following come playoff time:

climb2safety (caps)
sir bobblew (caps)
Bron Yr Aur ????
aeroshady (rags)
bonzo (hawks)
unccrombie (rags)
space_raven (rags)
Riot Act (caps)
goCubs (hawks??? caps???)
mthawk (caps)

That's all I can think off the top of my head, am I missing anyone?


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