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Roose13 09-15-2017 11:34 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brohan_Santana (Post 16882805)
AO official statement about 2018 Olympics

"I wanted to make this statement so that my words are clear and nobody misunderstands what I am saying. The Olympics are in my blood and everybody knows how much I love my country. Ever since I was a kid and all the time I have played in the NHL, NHL players have played in the Olympic Games. We never have to make choice between our team and our country my whole career. I love the Capitals and my teammates here as much as I love my country and I know all the other NHL players feel the same for their teams. We should not have to be in position to make this choice.

My mom was a two-time Olympic champion and when I start to play hockey I dream that if I have chance to play for my country I will do it every time they ask me. Ever since I was teenager I have played for Junior Russia National team whenever they ask me to. Ever since I was good enough to play on Men's National Team, whenever they ask me I play. When they ask me to be part of Olympics Closing Ceremony in Vancouver before Sochi get the Olympic Games I said ok let's do it. When they ask me to be Ambassador for Sochi Olympic Games I did it. When they ask me to go to Greece and be first Russian to carry Olympic flame on way to Sochi I do it. When they ask me to play in World Cup I do it. I am proud that we win on Junior team and for the National team in World Championships but we do not win the most important thing yet. Olympic Gold Medal.

I see the news this week and I am very disappointed that IOC, IIHF and NHL put me and all NHL players in this position when some of the best players in world do not have chance to play in the Olympic Games. This is not just about me but all the NHL players who want to play and have a chance to win Gold for their country. Our countries are now not allowed to ask us to play in the Olympics. Me, my teammates and all players who want to go all lose. So do all the fans of hockey with this decision that we are not allowed to be invited. NHL players in the Olympics is good for hockey and good for Olympics. It sucks that will we not be there to play!!

I said every time I was asked since last Olympics that nobody is going to tell me I can't play because my country was going to be allowed to ask me. Now the IIHF and NHL say my country is not allowed to ask anybody in the NHL to play and there is nothing to talk about anymore. I talk to Ted about this last year and he support me and have my back and understand what I want to do if I was allowed to be asked to go. Me and my family thank him for his support.

There is nothing like Olympic Games. It is still my dream to win an Olympic Gold medal for my country. I hope things will change and all of us will have a chance to go again in 2022. What's most important to remember is kids have lots of dreams. My focus as it always is this time of year is on my other dream as a kid, to try to win the Stanley Cup. I am excited training camp has started in Washington and the time for talking is done. We just have to go out and do it and I will try my hardest to help my teammates win like I do every year since I came to the NHL."

I have always felt not playing in the Olympics will have a bigger personal impact on non-North American players more. I don't know why, but that's how I've always felt. Ovechkin reaffirms that.

Brohan_Santana 09-15-2017 11:36 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 16883071)
I have always felt not playing in the Olympics will have a bigger personal impact on non-North American players more. I don't know why, but that's how I've always felt. Ovechkin reaffirms that.



100% agree. Athletes from other parts of the world tend to have more respect and spirit for their country than U.S


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Roose13 09-15-2017 11:38 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
I think a part of that is how professional sports are perceived to be the ultimate goal, not the Olympics for Americans (and in hockey, Canadians too).

bradshaw06 09-15-2017 12:00 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16883052)
You back in this year? if so do you mind if we start with fresh teams?

I am back for sure. While i'd be disappointed ( i had crosby last year). Im good with anything. Just want to participate.

bradshaw06 09-15-2017 12:02 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
With no big names, i am just hoping someone can take down Iceland.

dmbetc 09-16-2017 03:17 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Happy pre season hockey day!!!

Harrycaray 09-17-2017 10:14 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16882807)
Who is:

Wizard of Croz
Harry Caray



Hey I am Harry Caray. I am not a big poster, usually I just like to read your guys thoughts on your teams and games. If someone else wants to join they can have my spot. But If you need a person still ill play. If that makes sense. You guys may want someone who's a more active poster and that's cool with me. Either way best of luck to you guys and your favorite teams!



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Climb2safety 09-17-2017 12:26 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
The Avalanche are finishing up practice as I wait for my sons game to start.

So cool to see them doing drills, taking one timers and stick handling around pucks and over sticks on the ice.

dmbetc 09-17-2017 12:51 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Harrycaray (Post 16884222)
Hey I am Harry Caray. I am not a big poster, usually I just like to read your guys thoughts on your teams and games. If someone else wants to join they can have my spot. But If you need a person still ill play. If that makes sense. You guys may want someone who's a more active poster and that's cool with me. Either way best of luck to you guys and your favorite teams!



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Hey there. You can totally still play! And you should also post more :)

daveshookme 09-17-2017 02:28 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
So I guess I'll join the league again this year. I'll bring up last place for everybody!

dmbetc 09-18-2017 04:08 PM

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League Roster
dmbetc
daveshookme
lockman21
Roose13
Harrycaray
bradshaw06
TMoore4075
Brohan_Santana
fonzz41
~Crashintome89~
aeroshady
Waterboy (maybe)


Is anyone else interested in joining?

aeroshady 09-18-2017 04:28 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16885028)
League Roster
dmbetc
daveshookme
lockman21
Roose13
Harrycaray
bradshaw06
TMoore4075
Brohan_Santana
fonzz41
~Crashintome89~
aeroshady
Waterboy (maybe)


Is anyone else interested in joining?

:thumbsup

Can't wait for the season to start!

Chumlee67 09-18-2017 05:20 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16885028)
League Roster
dmbetc
daveshookme
lockman21
Roose13
Harrycaray
bradshaw06
TMoore4075
Brohan_Santana
fonzz41
~Crashintome89~
aeroshady
Waterboy (maybe)

Is anyone else interested in joining?

I'll throw my hat in if there's still room to join.

dmbetc 09-18-2017 05:49 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by Chumlee67 (Post 16885083)
I'll throw my hat in if there's still room to join.

Cool, stand-by!

Edit: I think waterboy is going to still play (that would make 13 including you), so we would need either Barbs to rejoin (said he would if needed) or find one other player which I'm sure we can do

barbogast 09-18-2017 07:01 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Fuck it. I'm in.

What do I need to do to proceed?

dmbetc 09-18-2017 07:07 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16885150)
Fuck it. I'm in.

What do I need to do to proceed?

just sit there and look pretty

barbogast 09-18-2017 08:51 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16885154)
just sit there and look pretty

Perfect. That's what I'm best at.

Brohan_Santana 09-18-2017 09:09 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Australian Nathan Walker scored Caps first goal of pre season. Going to be fun as a Caps fan watch some young, fast guys develop. Walker, Vrana on the front. Djoos (pronounced 'Juice') and Bowey on the back. Been a while since Caps had some new guys to watch develop


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Roose13 09-18-2017 09:28 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16885109)
Cool, stand-by!

Edit: I think waterboy is going to still play (that would make 13 including you), so we would need either Barbs to rejoin (said he would if needed) or find one other player which I'm sure we can do

OMG 14 teams? One of us is gonna have John Scott on our roster at this point.

You're just like Bettman, thinking expansion is a good thing!

dmbetc 09-18-2017 09:50 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 16885210)
OMG 14 teams? One of us is gonna have John Scott on our roster at this point.

You're just like Bettman, thinking expansion is a good thing!

Hey, if the NHL can add a new team we can add two!

Brohan_Santana 09-18-2017 10:39 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Koivu resigned with Wild for 2/$11 mil. Fair deal me thinks. His value on the bench and the locker room went into consideration


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aeroshady 09-19-2017 09:17 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Rangers D is going to be a lot more fun to watch this year. Nice OT winner last night against the Islanders.

Chumlee67 09-19-2017 09:45 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16885109)
Cool, stand-by!

Edit: I think waterboy is going to still play (that would make 13 including you), so we would need either Barbs to rejoin (said he would if needed) or find one other player which I'm sure we can do

Joined and all set. When are we looking at doing the draft?

TMoore4075 09-19-2017 09:56 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Yeah lets not fuck up the draft this year. I think we all missed it last year.

~Crashintome89~ 09-19-2017 10:34 AM

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friday nights, saturday all day, sunday nights, and monday nights are all good for me.

TMoore4075 09-19-2017 11:11 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
I don't really care when we have it. I think I've made one or two of ours ever and we've been doing this how long now? 5-6 years?

barbogast 09-19-2017 11:12 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Sunday nights - Wednesday nights are good for me

Lcsulla 09-19-2017 11:19 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16885492)
Sunday nights - Wednesday nights are good for me

I know pre-season means jack but nice job against THE DEVILS last night bro! :)

bradshaw06 09-19-2017 02:06 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
I have to try and remember my password. Think i have it written down at home.

bradshaw06 09-19-2017 02:12 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Found and am in (i think). We've been doing this for 7 years! Crazy


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