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swordo84 01-30-2014 09:44 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by mr.MikeD (Post 15072767)
A 59 shot shutout are you serious Scrivens? Crazy, wish I'd watched that game

Ahhhh, it's nice to have a half-way competent goalie for a change. I thought Dubnyk was going to turn the page this year, but all he did was prove that he is forever a backup.

Rebecca De Mornay 01-30-2014 09:48 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
If the NHL was really committed to helping hockey work in some of the smaller or less traditional hockey markets they'd put those teams in a stadium game. :rolleyes

hailtopitt 01-30-2014 09:50 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15073022)
If the NHL was really committed to helping hockey work in some of the smaller or less traditional hockey markets they'd put those teams in a stadium game. :rolleyes


exactly :thumbsup

maybe the arizona coyotes will get a game in the desert

salrx95 01-30-2014 09:53 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Well, it was a great experience and we stayed warmer than expected but not getting the win put a damper on things

- Ice seemed real bad. Isles seemed to be skating in mud. The outdoor games seem "faster" on TV. Pucks were bouncing all over. I learned quick fancy wasn't gonna work. Rangers maybe had a slight advantage in that they played Sunday but only slight. No excuses. We had chances and Nabby played well. PP just couldn't get one. Rangers responding quickly to tie game was biggest moment of game.

- got down there around 4 and pre-gamed by bar hopping around the Stadium. Went in around 6 or so. Grabbed some more warm food and then found "our seats" in the bleachers. Well the opening in the back of the bleachers had the wind whipping in and it was the coldest part of the park (except upper deck, of course, I guess). So went spent a total of 5 minutes at our seats. We knew we'd be standing all game so we moved to stand behind seats behind where Isles shot each period for better sight lines and to be warmer. Had those little hotties warm packs jammed in everywhere. I was layered just right. More cold this morning than all of last night except for my hands.

-by going around the stadium all over, we interacted with a bunch of fans from each team and I only yelled at one Ranger fan so I was proud of myself. And he had an Avery jersey on so it was probably justified.

-hot chocolates were 12 bucks and beers were 10. souvenir cup or not, that's a little ridiculous. Merchandise was crazy expensive. Concessions were packed all night as they were right behind where we were. Assuming Yankees got part of that gate, I think they paid for Tanaka with these 2 NHL games.

All in all, I'm glad I could I went to the first outdoor game. When they started these, I said I would always go if they had one at Yankee Stadium with the Islanders.

Decisions will need to be made soon. I assume AMac will traded next month, though I think they will keep Vanek in hopes of still signing him. I can't imagine they traded for him without an intention of going hard at resigning him with a market offer.

TMoore4075 01-30-2014 09:55 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15073022)
If the NHL was really committed to helping hockey work in some of the smaller or less traditional hockey markets they'd put those teams in a stadium game. :rolleyes

Coyotes and Jackets in Phoenix next year for you.

Rebecca De Mornay 01-30-2014 09:56 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
the players were saying last night the ice was actually better than on Sunday, but a lot of bouncing pucks for sure, especially in the beginning.

Rebecca De Mornay 01-30-2014 09:59 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
:lol jackets @ yotes in the desert. that would draw quite an audience.

hailtopitt 01-30-2014 09:59 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15073057)
:lol jackets @ yotes in the desert. that would draw quite an audience.

there would be more actual coyotes there than human fans

Rebecca De Mornay 01-30-2014 10:02 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
jackets vs the hawks in soldier, the pens in heinz, the wings in the big house or the rangers in yankee stadium would have been a success and would have really helped out a team like CBJ.

hailtopitt 01-30-2014 10:05 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15073065)
jackets vs the hawks in soldier, the pens in heinz, the wings in the big house or the rangers in yankee stadium would have been a success and would have really helped out a team like CBJ.

i think something new, like jackets v canes in charlotte would be cool

or something like winnipeg v buffalo at ralph wilson (even though buff already got one at home, you can't play outdoor in winnipeg)

i just think they could really get creative

i'm still pushing for penguins v. flyers at beaver stadium

swordo84 01-30-2014 10:06 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by salrx95 (Post 15073042)
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-by going around the stadium all over, we interacted with a bunch of fans from each team and I only yelled at one Ranger fan so I was proud of myself. And he had an Avery jersey on so it was probably justified.



-hot chocolates were 12 bucks and beers were 10. souvenir cup or not, that's a little ridiculous. Merchandise was crazy expensive. Concessions were packed all night as they were right behind where we were. Assuming Yankees got part of that gate, I think they paid for Tanaka with these 2 NHL games.

#1 - Totally justified.

#2 - W.T.F?!?!

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15073070)

or something like winnipeg v buffalo at ralph wilson (even though buff already got one at home, you can't play outdoor in winnipeg)

For 2016 Winnipeg has all been all but guaranteed they are hosting a Heritage Classic.





Indications point to 4 outdoor games next year. I'm good with that number, and here is what I'd like to see them do on an annual basis;

1 X Winter Classic (the grand daddy)
1 X Stadium Series
1 X Heritage Classic (reserved for a Canadian team to host)
1 X All-Star Game (this allows for players to get another chance at experiancing the outdoor game, and in a much more relaxed setting)

Rebecca De Mornay 01-30-2014 10:08 AM

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50,000 new yorkers trapped outside for 3 hours in 5 degree weather.

i would have charged $25 for hot chocolate

Rebecca De Mornay 01-30-2014 10:11 AM

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well we already know the all-star game isn't going to be outside next year but i agree that's a good idea.

hailtopitt 01-30-2014 10:16 AM

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a game in winnipeg in the middle of winter is stupid and could possibly put fans in danger

NHL bringing the dumb again

Rebecca De Mornay 01-30-2014 10:18 AM

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those crazy canadians can handle the cold. they look at us and think we're like atlanta.

edit: they interviewed the ottawa play-by-play guy the other night between periods during the jackets game and he was like "yeah i heard a lot of people around town today complaining about the cold, it hasn't been over 0 in Ottowa in 2 months". :lol

hailtopitt 01-30-2014 10:21 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15073097)
those crazy canadians can handle the cold. they look at us and think we're like atlanta.

edit: they interviewed the ottawa play-by-play guy the other night between periods during the jackets game and he was like "yeah i heard a lot of people around town today complaining about the cold, it hasn't been over 0 in Ottowa in 2 months". :lol

no doubt they can handle it, still a dumb move by the NHL

but i guess if they play at lambeau field in negative temps they can play in winnipeg

JRS1386 01-30-2014 10:30 AM

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I want the Flyers and Penguins to play in Happy Valley so badly. Would be insane

swordo84 01-30-2014 10:30 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15073105)
no doubt they can handle it, still a dumb move by the NHL

but i guess if they play at lambeau field in negative temps they can play in winnipeg

They'll wait until March like they are doing in Vancouver this year. Average low in March is right around the freezing mark. Not dumb at all.

swordo84 01-30-2014 10:31 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 15073118)
I want the Flyers and Penguins to play in Happy Valley so badly. Would be insane

This would make a great Winter Classic, or Stadium Series game imo.

hailtopitt 01-30-2014 10:32 AM

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meh we'll see

JRS1386 01-30-2014 10:34 AM

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I think it would sell out very easily and with that many fans, it would be a huge event for the NHL

swordo84 01-30-2014 10:36 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 15073132)
I think it would sell out very easily and with that many fans, it would be a huge event for the NHL

Is the capacity more or less than the big house?

Edit: Looks like less, but the NHL didn't set the world record (we don't think) this year, so Beaver Stadium could give them another crack at it.

aeroshady 01-30-2014 11:05 AM

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As happy as I am for the Rangers, I fear I am already losing my interest in outdoor games. NHL is over doing it. Might as well just play all games out door and just have a 16 game season.

JRS1386 01-30-2014 11:10 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 15073140)
Is the capacity more or less than the big house?

Edit: Looks like less, but the NHL didn't set the world record (we don't think) this year, so Beaver Stadium could give them another crack at it.

Just a bit less, but Beaver Stadium could easily add seats to make it more

JRS1386 01-30-2014 11:13 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 15073199)
As happy as I am for the Rangers, I fear I am already losing my interest in outdoor games. NHL is over doing it. Might as well just play all games out door and just have a 16 game season.

Just because you are losing interest doesn't mean shit (no offense). I think they are fine now with how many games there are

Bron Yr Aur 01-30-2014 11:15 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 15073011)
Ahhhh, it's nice to have a half-way competent goalie for a change. I thought Dubnyk was going to turn the page this year, but all he did was prove that he is forever a backup.

Ben Scrivens doesn't solve the Oilers problem of being perennially terrible.

swordo84 01-30-2014 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 15073233)
Ben Scrivens doesn't solve the Oilers problem of being perennially terrible.

At worst, he's a step in the right direction. Now, if we can get some competent defense in front of him...

TMoore4075 01-30-2014 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 15073221)
Just a bit less, but Beaver Stadium could easily add seats to make it more

And pray for better weather than Ann Arbor got. The reason they didn't hit the numbers was because they were counting scanned tickets. With the weather, some people weren't showing up until the 2nd period and they stopped scanning by then.

fonzz41 01-30-2014 11:26 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by efraser77 (Post 15072754)
Happy birthday Matty, and Fuck Ben Scrivens.

Thank you, sir. :thumbsup
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Originally Posted by salrx95 (Post 15073042)
Decisions will need to be made soon. I assume AMac will traded next month, though I think they will keep Vanek in hopes of still signing him. I can't imagine they traded for him without an intention of going hard at resigning him with a market offer.

Underrated defensive boner of the night, just for you Sal: Calvin De Haan. As long as the kid can get a little stronger, he will be an awesome all-around defenseman. I'll spare the full report, but he's a great puck mover and plays really well in his own end. Add some strength and experience, and all of a sudden the loss of guys like AMac and others won't sting nearly as bad.

Rebecca De Mornay 01-30-2014 11:28 AM

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just got some lower bowls for tonights game against the caps.

never seen ovi play in person.


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