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fonzz41 07-25-2013 12:42 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14749197)
I'd interchange Callahan with Kesler on that first line. Callahan has more of a scoring touch. Kesler would be my go-to for a shutdown 3rd line center.

Does Brown strictly play left wing? I could have sworn he saw some time at center.

Not sure, but I'm positive any guy would be willing to play any position for a shot at being on an Olympic team. Except maybe Phil Kessel on defense. That's where he would most definitely draw the line.

~Crashintome89~ 07-25-2013 12:46 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Was chris really suggesting the Flyers are bottom feeders?

Get the fuck outta here. Maybe you and Rocky can come here to Philly and run up some Art museum steps cause at least one of you needs it.

Roose13 07-25-2013 01:21 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14749064)
Exactly. The Old Man Tim Division is honestly really, really tough. There are two clear cut bottom feeders, and then the rest are legitimate playoff teams. One of them can't make it, likely two of them won't.

Then the other division is the same story. Probably 1 (maybe 2 if you count the Flyers) bottom feeders, and then the rest you could make a legitimate argument for the other 6 to be legit playoff teams. Carolina is apparently close to signing Morrow, and I think they're going to make a run next year at a playoff spot.

It will be ridiculous in the East, and the West is basically a cake walk to the playoffs for some teams.

What the fuck kind of drugs are you on? :ugh

fonzz41 07-25-2013 01:39 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
fight fight fight fight fight FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

Roose13 07-25-2013 01:44 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWk6RgQbPVc

lockman21 07-25-2013 01:50 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14749244)
Was chris really suggesting the Flyers are bottom feeders?

Get the fuck outta here. Maybe you and Rocky can come here to Philly and run up some Art museum steps cause at least one of you needs it.

http://youtu.be/OE5tiWdTXEI?t=1m14s

~Crashintome89~ 07-25-2013 01:53 PM

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Chris you are so high you probably think USA could won with Rick Doritos.

lockman21 07-25-2013 01:54 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Sorry I don't buy in to what the Flyers are selling. Yes, I think they are the 13th or 14th team in the East.

jasonfilatov 07-25-2013 01:58 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
As a Ranger fan I can tell you that Derek Stepan was our best forward last season. Best offensive forward above Nash and best defensive forward above Callahan. There is no chance in hell he doesn't make the team. The only aspect of his game that isn't superb is his speed and that has improved year by year. I expect him to be a top 6 forward. I am more concerned about Callahan's spot on the roster than Stepan's, even though Cally might end up wearing the "C".

Parise - Stepan - Kane
Ryan - Pavelski - Kessel
Pacioretty - Backes - Brown
van Riemsdyk - Kesler - Callahan
Galchenyuk

Suter - Shattenkirk
McDonagh - Carlson
J. Johnson - Yandle
Martin

Quick
Miller
Howard

bonzo48280 07-25-2013 01:58 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Blues winning the division over the Hawks this year? Hawks are potentially better, Blues got worse.

~Crashintome89~ 07-25-2013 02:03 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14749462)
Sorry I don't buy in to what the Flyers are selling. Yes, I think they are the 13th or 14th team in the East.

You are dumb. You are really dumb. So dumb. so dumb.

He's climb in' up yo windows...

bonzo48280 07-25-2013 02:03 PM

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X = WC

Worst Division ever full of cheaters, divers, and assholes:

Kings
Sharks
Canucks
Ducks - X
Oilers
Coyotes
Flames

Matty VS Chris made up rivalry Division:

Blackhawks
Blues
Stars
Jets - X
Wild
Predators
Avalanche


Old Man Tim can finally stay awake for games Division:

Senators
Red Wings
Bruins
Canadiens - X
Maple Leafs
Lightning
Sabres
Panthers

Pierre McGuire's boner Division:

Penguins
Capitals
Rangers
Blue Jackets - X
Islanders
Hurricanes
Flyers
Devils

jasonfilatov 07-25-2013 02:04 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
but we will certainly lose to:

Stamkos - Crosby - Giroux
Tavares - Toews - Nash
Sharp - Bergeron - Hall
Staal - Getzlaf - St. Louis
Perry

Weber - Doughty
Keith - Pietrangelo
Letang - Subban
Seabrook

Price
Crawford
Luongo

bonzo48280 07-25-2013 02:13 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
my goodness will I have the largest boner ever if Sharpie gets on the Olympic team. After the finals this year, I would now say Sharp is the most underrated player in the league because I don't think it's Bergeron anymore, meaning Bergeron is getting due credit.

lockman21 07-25-2013 03:29 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jasonfilatov (Post 14749476)
As a Ranger fan I can tell you that Derek Stepan was our best forward last season. Best offensive forward above Nash and best defensive forward above Callahan. There is no chance in hell he doesn't make the team. The only aspect of his game that isn't superb is his speed and that has improved year by year. I expect him to be a top 6 forward. I am more concerned about Callahan's spot on the roster than Stepan's, even though Cally might end up wearing the "C".

Parise - Stepan - Kane
Ryan - Pavelski - Kessel
Pacioretty - Backes - Brown
van Riemsdyk - Kesler - Callahan
Galchenyuk

Suter - Shattenkirk
McDonagh - Carlson
J. Johnson - Yandle
Martin

Quick
Miller
Howard

Stepan as the top line center is a stretch to say the least. Yes, he had a good year last year, but your homer is showing. I had him as my alternate, but you're right, there's a very good chance he's on the squad itself. Everyone is ignoring Pavelski as well. He could very well make the roster.

Matty and I love defensive guys, so our list is a little different, but Stepan could be a key player in this thing. I hope he is. Top line center is a stretch though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 14749478)
Blues winning the division over the Hawks this year? Hawks are potentially better, Blues got worse.

There's no way the Hawks don't face a Cup hangover a little bit though. That's why I did that. Tarasenko is back and healthy, the Blues can still be scary good. Grabovski and Brunner are still being linked to St. Louis too. Alex Pietrangelo will be resigned, and they'll keep that stellar blue line looking real good.

Plus, there's the Olympics, and while it's cool to know, it sucks for the Hawks to be sending 12-13 guys to the Olympics. That's a heavy load on an already Cup hungover squad. It's a shorter offseason than normal + Olympics with a huge amount of their roster playing (not resting) = less points than their talent dictates they should have. It will be an interesting season in Chicago for sure, but I would be ready for them to underachieve what their talent says they should do.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14749492)
You are dumb. You are really dumb. So dumb. so dumb.

He's climb in' up yo windows...

Sorry. That's just like...my opinion.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 14749526)
my goodness will I have the largest boner ever if Sharpie gets on the Olympic team. After the finals this year, I would now say Sharp is the most underrated player in the league because I don't think it's Bergeron anymore, meaning Bergeron is getting due credit.

He certainly deserves it. I've been on the "Sharp is the most underrated NHL player" train for a long time. He's a natural sniper that's versatile, can play center or LW (although is more effective at LW), can win faceoffs, and is incredibly underrated defensively. Having a sniper that is never a liability defensively and can kill penalties is rare. Dude gets overshadowed by 19/88, but put him on a team like the Maple Leafs, and he's a superstar.

TMoore4075 07-25-2013 04:05 PM

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Oh Toronto...

http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/stor...ri-phil-kessel

fonzz41 07-25-2013 04:23 PM

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Pavelski and Stepan were both on my original predictions for Team USA, and it's not even that they started playing worse (Stepan is actually playing better), I just feel other guys fit better on the team. It nice to know there are options, though!

lockman21 07-25-2013 04:46 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Apparently Patrick Kane is a 94 overall in the new NHL 14. :lol

jasonfilatov 07-25-2013 05:15 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14749995)
Apparently Patrick Kane is a 94 overall in the new NHL 14. :lol

where did you read that?

lockman21 07-25-2013 05:24 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
http://i.imgur.com/s3f4yWR.png

bonzo48280 07-25-2013 05:25 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
The way I read it is, players get ratings boosts when the actual player is hot in real life. The photo of Kane at a 94 was him on a boost, so he's probably a 91-93.

bonzo48280 07-25-2013 05:25 PM

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actually it says next to the 94 "+6." He's probably an 88 then.

jasonfilatov 07-25-2013 05:35 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
I found some other screenshots like that and ratings all seem to be in line with '13. I don't think they have changed the ratings yet. If I recall Kane was an 88 in '13.

bonzo48280 07-25-2013 06:12 PM

He's an 86

Alazais 07-25-2013 06:42 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14749886)

I'm okay with this deal. It gives some security to build the team in a proper manner. They've been attempting to build up a stable of young prospects and with a long term contract he'll have the chance to let them grow and develop without and undue pressure of succeeding right now.

dduncan6er 07-25-2013 07:26 PM

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It's Toronto. There's always going to be pressure. If the Leafs miss the playoffs this year and Clarkson and Bernier struggle the fans will be calling for his head.

Alazais 07-25-2013 08:07 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 14750328)
It's Toronto. There's always going to be pressure. If the Leafs miss the playoffs this year and Clarkson and Bernier struggle the fans will be calling for his head.

I don't think they will be calling for his head. Especially not after this year. If One of the two goalies clearly jumps ahead of the other and takes the number one spot - good. The goal was to create a tandem that would push each other to succeed. It is said that Clarkson left money on the table to sign with Toronto.


I don't think the fans will be calling for anyone's head. Toronto media may, but they will contrive any story they can muster up because collectively idiots. This is known.

lockman21 07-26-2013 12:24 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=4mwPliqrl90

TMoore4075 07-26-2013 08:25 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alazais (Post 14750261)
I'm okay with this deal. It gives some security to build the team in a proper manner. They've been attempting to build up a stable of young prospects and with a long term contract he'll have the chance to let them grow and develop without and undue pressure of succeeding right now.

He had 3 years left on his current deal though. Does he really need an 8 year deal? And has he done in 6 months on the job to earn 5 more years? Most of the team that was on the ice this years was Burke's and Bernier and Clarkson haven't played a game for them yet.

~Crashintome89~ 07-26-2013 10:17 AM

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the extension is not an addition. They scratched the last contract. It's now just a five year deal, not eight.

dmbwadeo 07-26-2013 10:43 AM

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I'm not sure if it matters for a GM. They don't count against the cap and if the Leafs want to fire him and keep paying him, good for them. They can afford it.

lockman21 07-26-2013 10:48 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbwadeo (Post 14751066)
I'm not sure if it matters for a GM. They don't count against the cap and if the Leafs want to fire him and keep paying him, good for them. They can afford it.

This post hurts my brain.

~Crashintome89~ 07-26-2013 01:09 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
looks like Pavel Datsyuk got really drunk and did this:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...tml?nopharma=1

hailtopitt 07-26-2013 01:14 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14751395)
looks like Pavel Datsyuk got really drunk and did this:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...tml?nopharma=1


:lol he just looks like an angry primate stomping around for most of it

TMoore4075 07-26-2013 01:36 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14751014)
the extension is not an addition. They scratched the last contract. It's now just a five year deal, not eight.

Gotcha.Makes it a little better. But either way, what did he do to deserve an extra two years when he still had 3 to go? It's not like only had a year left. If that was the case I'd understand.

~Crashintome89~ 07-26-2013 01:45 PM

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I don't want to have to correct you again, Timmy.

Alazais 07-26-2013 06:42 PM

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Dreger tweeted that Trade talks for Franson may be heating up. He is asking for a 4.5m a year on a long term contract. If that is the case then he will be moved. The guy had a great year last year. He was top 10 in points for a D-man and 2nd in points per minutes played (next to Subban) 4 yerars at 4.5 is absurd. He is a superb Power play specialist. His shot from the point is a thing of beauty.

He did however play very sheltered 5 on 5 minutes and was shaky in the regular season in the D-zone. In the playoffs, when paired with Gardiner they were the best D-pairing on the roster. I just don't think one good shortened season and a good playoff series (in a losing effort) get you a 20 million dollar contract.

Dreger suggested a quality prospect and a high pick would be fair value for him. Any suggestions as to what they'd give up.



As an aside: All of this could be avoided if they were able to move Liles contract. He has a contract hit of 3.75 for the next three years and is still widely considered to be a quality PMD. I tried to look at cap geek and I don't see to many teams with enough cap space to make a trade where the Leafs don't take back to much Salary. Calgary? The Islanders? Something like Liles for a 4th?

fonzz41 07-27-2013 03:10 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Colby Armstrong to Sweden?

~Crashintome89~ 07-27-2013 05:04 PM

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ugh he was the worst. Such a head hunter.

~Crashintome89~ 07-27-2013 05:43 PM

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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl--ra...154114642.html

fight amongst yourselves.

lockman21 07-27-2013 08:08 PM

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That was awful.

TMoore4075 07-29-2013 09:02 AM

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A list like that can be so subjective in many ways it's not even worth it.

Roose13 07-29-2013 09:47 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
If Mason doesn't defeat his confidence issues then he will deserve to stay at the bottom of that list. Only way is up for him.

aeroshady 07-29-2013 12:42 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
I actually liked that list. Not sure Mason should be that low though. Other than that I agreed more or less.

TMoore4075 07-29-2013 04:05 PM

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http://kuklaskorner.com/hockey/comme...medium=twitter

I doubt this but duh to them losing $30mil. The team lost money the year before and then handed out huge checks to Suter and Parise.

s0628711 07-29-2013 04:49 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14753593)
That was awful.

WTF Why is Hank ranked number 2???





;);)

TMoore4075 07-30-2013 03:15 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Not much going on so Pavelski gets 5 years and 30 mil.

Alazais 07-30-2013 03:47 PM

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Fraser signs with the Leafs for a 1 year 1.25 mil contract. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal but the Leafs have to sign Franson and Kadri still and they have just under 5 million to do that. I don't think this is going to end well. I expect Franson to be moved (assuming Liles cannot be).

TMoore4075 07-30-2013 04:03 PM

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http://nhl.si.com/2013/07/30/the-12-...y-commercials/

Discuss.

lockman21 07-30-2013 04:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14757696)

I love a lot of those, but it's a shame none of these made that list:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qc7fBl7vO0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxnDeb-TLhE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Od1O23P7I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-JOZ0q4XDk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx33IT4xjaM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM1n4BhJ9zE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujaqq8GzXXc

All of those are incredible. I get why you can't include them all, but at least "Wish" or one of the game highlights.

TMoore4075 07-30-2013 04:56 PM

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Got enough Hawks ones on there? ;)

From the article the Words one is my favorite and I like the dad outside the nursery at the hospital.

lockman21 07-30-2013 05:01 PM

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I could watch all those spots I linked over and over and over a million times, and they'd still never get old.

Words is absolutely my all time favorite, but I think it's a shame none of the "History Will Be Made" ones are on there.

And yes, the dad outside the nursery was always a favorite of mine too.

~Crashintome89~ 07-30-2013 05:13 PM

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no words is the best.

father at the nursery is great.

Alazais 07-30-2013 08:54 PM

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Hello friends. I am hoping for some advice.

I am in a GM league in NHL 13. I have an offer on the table that is, Lunqvist and a 3rd (2014) for Kipper (85 over all), Sbisa (22 year old 85 overall) Malcolm Subban (4.5 star 19 year old), and Neno Niedereitter (4.5 prospect).

I expect the 3rd will do nothing. It has no value to me. Kipper is 36 and I expect has maybe two years left. Which is hopefully enough time to get Subban up enough to play some quality games.

Is this a good deal? Would you take it?

TMoore4075 07-31-2013 03:32 PM

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I can't believe we're only a little over a month away from training camp. Feels like a ways off but it's not too far away. Need me some hockey.

aeroshady 07-31-2013 04:29 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alazais (Post 14758054)
Hello friends. I am hoping for some advice.

I am in a GM league in NHL 13. I have an offer on the table that is, Lunqvist and a 3rd (2014) for Kipper (85 over all), Sbisa (22 year old 85 overall) Malcolm Subban (4.5 star 19 year old), and Neno Niedereitter (4.5 prospect).

I expect the 3rd will do nothing. It has no value to me. Kipper is 36 and I expect has maybe two years left. Which is hopefully enough time to get Subban up enough to play some quality games.

Is this a good deal? Would you take it?

Are you getting Hank or trading him? Just trying to figure out which side of this you are on.

unccrombie 07-31-2013 05:04 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14757761)

:lol Buffalo :lol

Alazais 07-31-2013 05:23 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 14759397)
Are you getting Hank or trading him? Just trying to figure out which side of this you are on.

I would be trading him away. I tried to push for Barertschi (however you spell his name) and he wouldn't go for it. So deal is off.

I get Brown & Eriksson back in 10 games or so, so I should be fine after that. Assuming no one else goes down.

lockman21 07-31-2013 05:32 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by unccrombie (Post 14759459)
:lol Buffalo :lol

In all fairness, that Brad May call might be my all time favorite (non-Blackhawks) call. That Matteau one is incredible too. They both give me goosebumps 100% of the time.

Even the Stevie Y one does too. Sometimes the love of hockey trumps all rivalries. Those moments just tug at a hockey fan's strings.

aeroshady 07-31-2013 05:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Alazais (Post 14759504)
I would be trading him away. I tried to push for Barertschi (however you spell his name) and he wouldn't go for it. So deal is off.

I get Brown & Eriksson back in 10 games or so, so I should be fine after that. Assuming no one else goes down.

I guess it depends on how good your team's defense is. I mean, it is definitely a move that weekens your goaltending in the short-term, but upgrades your prospects down the line.

How solid it your team overall? If you are a more offensive based team, then Kipper should be enough for now.


My opinion is that making this trade is more of a build for the future move, with hopes that Kipper has something left in the tank to hold the fort for now and possibly still get you into the playoffs with him as your #1.

Edit, just read that the deal was off haha.

Alazais 07-31-2013 07:03 PM

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I can always go back to it. I wanted a bit more of a sure thing as far as a return goes. Sbsia, Nino and Subban is a good return I suppose.

I've only made 3 moves. I moved Hags and a pick for Dustin Brown. I moved A 1st and a 3rd for Eriksson, and I moved Marc Staal for Kadri and Morgan Rielly.

My team is rubbish. They are a game under .500. Hank can't make a save and my team can't score.

I have been missing Eriksson for 20 games, Brown for 35 games and Callahan was out for 10 games earlier.

My roster looks like (when healthy)

Nash(87)-Richards(87)-Callahan(84)
Eriksson(85)-Stepan(84)-Brown(84)
Zucarello(79)-Brassard(81)-Kadri(83)
Palmieri(75)-Boyle(78)-Fierreo(74)

McDonagh(86) - Girardi(85)
Del Zotto(83) - Hamirlik (82)
Gilroy (76) - Eminger (77)

Hank (91)
Biron (77)


I need a better #4 D-man. but I'm trying to get by without one. I'm having a bit of a tough time with it though. I have some quality prospects who will provide some much needed support in a few years

Rielly (4.5 Star)
Kreider (4.5 star)
Moore (4.0 star)
and another guy who I can't remember.

I'm kind of stuck here as to how to improve. I also still have my first this year, which I'm hesitant to give up, given that I am on the bottom 10 right now.

TMoore4075 08-01-2013 03:21 PM

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Lidstrom's jersey retirement will be March 6th against the Avs. A ticket that no one in Detroit cares about anymore just became popular...for one game anyways. I know I'll try to go.

lockman21 08-01-2013 04:04 PM

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88 is growing up. I love the kid more and more every year.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...152751057.html

fonzz41 08-01-2013 04:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14761106)
Lidstrom's jersey retirement will be March 6th against the Avs. A ticket that no one in Detroit cares about anymore just became popular...for one game anyways. I know I'll try to go.

Roy is going to rush the ice and tackle Nick during the ceremony, and the rivalry will begin anew, ushering in a brand new era of hate. I can see Abdelkader and McLeod being at the center of it all.

TMoore4075 08-01-2013 05:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 14761321)
Roy is going to rush the ice and tackle Nick during the ceremony, and the rivalry will begin anew, ushering in a brand new era of hate. I can see Abdelkader and McLeod being at the center of it all.

For the two times a year they play each other and the 1 in a million chance they meet in the playoffs...meaning finals. Can't wait to see Seth Jones in an Avs jersey....

fonzz41 08-01-2013 05:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14761189)
88 is growing up. I love the kid more and more every year.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...152751057.html

Blackhawks PR guy: "Patrick, we want to help clean up your image, and nothing does that better than a few tears. You don't even have to really cry. Just, as you're talking, pinch your inner thigh really hard until your eyes get watery, then sniff a few times, maybe pause for a second like you're trying to compose yourself, then rub your eyes a few times. Maybe give an embarrassed smile, and all will be good."

Patrick: "Then can I go screw bitches?"

Blackhawks: "Yes, then you can go screw bitches."

Patrick: "Ok cool lez do this."

fonzz41 08-01-2013 05:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14761327)
For the two times a year they play each other and the 1 in a million chance they meet in the playoffs...meaning finals. Can't wait to see Seth Jones in an Avs jersey....

Maybe 1 in 2 million chance. And hey, two times a year is ok, they just need to make the most of the games when they happen. One thing I do know, they'll need to play Jiggy during those games... I think Varlamov would get creamed in a brawl.

And you had to bring up the Seth Jones thing again, you just had to... classic Wings bull crap.

~Crashintome89~ 08-01-2013 05:54 PM

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Classic Tim trolling.

Roose13 08-01-2013 06:33 PM

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Well that was a fun read :lol:lol

Roose13 08-01-2013 08:54 PM

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http://blues.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=679459

Bouwmeester extended for five years in St. Louis

lockman21 08-01-2013 10:00 PM

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I honestly believe St. Louis wins the Cup this year.

jasonfilatov 08-01-2013 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14761724)
I honestly believe St. Louis wins the Cup this year.

I had them in the finals last year before the season. Great offensive depth, solid backline, and a top 10 goaltender.

lockman21 08-01-2013 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by jasonfilatov (Post 14761728)
I had them in the finals last year before the season. Great offensive depth, solid backline, and a top 10 goaltender.

Yep, and with the Blackhawks bound to have a Cup hangover, they should take the #1 seed in the West.

I wonder if they'll keep the tandem of Elliot/Halak or try to move one of them for more offensive firepower.

lockman21 08-01-2013 10:16 PM

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I cannot WAIT for this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZx-JJ0u3tU

~Crashintome89~ 08-02-2013 12:16 AM

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Ugh, the East is going to be impossible with the inclusion of the Red Wings. I keep forgetting they switched conferences.

lockman21 08-02-2013 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14761890)
Ugh, the East is going to be impossible with the inclusion of the Red Wings. I keep forgetting they switched conferences.

Not just that, but the extra 2 teams. When I did my predictions for the season, I realized how difficult it would be for teams in the East to make the playoffs vs. the West. There are a lot of major market teams in the East, plus 2 extra teams, makes it really competitive for those wild card spots.

TMoore4075 08-02-2013 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 14761333)
Maybe 1 in 2 million chance. And hey, two times a year is ok, they just need to make the most of the games when they happen. One thing I do know, they'll need to play Jiggy during those games... I think Varlamov would get creamed in a brawl.

And you had to bring up the Seth Jones thing again, you just had to... classic Wings bull crap.

Don't worry I'd do it to anyone else in here too. It's just too easy. lol

dduncan6er 08-02-2013 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14762125)
Not just that, but the extra 2 teams. When I did my predictions for the season, I realized how difficult it would be for teams in the East to make the playoffs vs. the West. There are a lot of major market teams in the East, plus 2 extra teams, makes it really competitive for those wild card spots.

Yea the NHL needs to even the conferences out the next time realignment happens, which will hopefully be soon.

lockman21 08-02-2013 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 14762328)
Yea the NHL needs to even the conferences out the next time realignment happens, which will hopefully be soon.

Expansion is coming in a couple years. They should have waited to realign until they expanded.

hailtopitt 08-02-2013 12:49 PM

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lol NHL expansion is such a ridiculous notion

dduncan6er 08-02-2013 12:50 PM

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Expansion is such a terrible idea.

hailtopitt 08-02-2013 12:54 PM

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if anything they need to go through a contraction

dduncan6er 08-02-2013 12:57 PM

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Players union will never allow that unfortunately.

hailtopitt 08-02-2013 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 14762494)
Players union will never allow that unfortunately.


clearly

not like the owners would necessarily want it anyway, but it would make for a better game all-around

Roose13 08-02-2013 01:25 PM

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I wonder if a contraction will be possible if the KHL starts stealing players

hailtopitt 08-02-2013 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 14762526)
I wonder if a contraction will be possible if the KHL starts stealing players

that won't happen on a large scale, guys still want to play for the cup and they know they get more media attention in the US/Canada

TMoore4075 08-02-2013 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14762429)
Expansion is coming in a couple years. They should have waited to realign until they expanded.

If it was that simple they would have. Jets needed to move west and they wanted to help out both the Jackets and Wings. It'll be interesting to see how they work it out assuming Seattle or Portland will get a team and Quebec the other.

TMoore4075 08-02-2013 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 14762528)
that won't happen on a large scale, guys still want to play for the cup and they know they get more media attention in the US/Canada

I agree it won't happen much. I mean Ovie and Malkin stayed and they are two of the largest Russian stars. I think most guys who would leave are the mid-level guys from Europe. Guys who'd get 3-4mil in the NHL could get closer to 8mil there. Hudler did it a few years ago. But even he came back.

lockman21 08-02-2013 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 14762481)
lol NHL expansion is such a ridiculous notion

Well, it's going to happen.

JRS1386 08-02-2013 02:01 PM

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I think teams will move before they are contracted. Phoenix to Seattle and Florida to Quebec

lockman21 08-02-2013 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14762532)
If it was that simple they would have. Jets needed to move west and they wanted to help out both the Jackets and Wings. It'll be interesting to see how they work it out assuming Seattle or Portland will get a team and Quebec the other.

I understand that. I just think it's so screwy that one conferences teams have a better chance at the playoffs than the others.

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Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 14762595)
I think teams will move before they are contracted. Phoenix to Seattle and Florida to Quebec

Phoenix is there for another 5 years.

Florida ain't goin' anywhere. Bettman isn't going to completely abandon the south. Besides, Florida averaged an attendance of 99.7% of capacity last year. They're selling tickets for dirt cheap, and it may never been the Red Wings/Blackhawks/Maple Leafs down there, but they're doing just fine.

We're seeing teams added in 3-4 years. They aren't just going to shift the East being 16 teams to 14 and the West shifting from 14 to 16. They'll add two teams to balance it out.

TMoore4075 08-02-2013 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14762743)
I understand that. I just think it's so screwy that one conferences teams have a better chance at the playoffs than the others.



Phoenix is there for another 5 years.

Florida ain't goin' anywhere. Bettman isn't going to completely abandon the south. Besides, Florida averaged an attendance of 99.7% of capacity last year. They're selling tickets for dirt cheap, and it may never been the Red Wings/Blackhawks/Maple Leafs down there, but they're doing just fine.

We're seeing teams added in 3-4 years. They aren't just going to shift the East being 16 teams to 14 and the West shifting from 14 to 16. They'll add two teams to balance it out.

I don't know how you fix it though. I would have been ok with CBJ going East as long as they kept playoffs 100% in division and not the wild card. Detroit was ok with the 4 conference propsal cause it helped them out in the playoffs. But I don't know if the Wings would have liked CBJ going East and not them even if they got the divisional playoff. Bettman didn't have an easy job there.

For FLA, yeah they aren't going anywhere. You aren't going to have TBL down there by themselves. If FLA improves the fans will come back. They had a good 2012 and fans were there this past year. Before that, 10 years without the playoffs will make most fans stay away.

JRS1386 08-02-2013 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14762743)
I understand that. I just think it's so screwy that one conferences teams have a better chance at the playoffs than the others.



Phoenix is there for another 5 years.

Florida ain't goin' anywhere. Bettman isn't going to completely abandon the south. Besides, Florida averaged an attendance of 99.7% of capacity last year. They're selling tickets for dirt cheap, and it may never been the Red Wings/Blackhawks/Maple Leafs down there, but they're doing just fine.

We're seeing teams added in 3-4 years. They aren't just going to shift the East being 16 teams to 14 and the West shifting from 14 to 16. They'll add two teams to balance it out.

Are they really there for another 5? I stopped paying attention. God what a horrendous idea. Did not know that Florida's attendance was so well.

This question is to any of the Philly guys. Have you ever watched from a club box or anything at the WFC? I am pretty sure I am going to have my batchelor's party at a day Flyers game and then head to AC.

coldengrey12 08-02-2013 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14762743)
We're seeing teams added in 3-4 years. They aren't just going to shift the East being 16 teams to 14 and the West shifting from 14 to 16. They'll add two teams to balance it out.

Ugh. I hope not.

They should contract two franchises instead of expand.

~Crashintome89~ 08-02-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 14762822)
This question is to any of the Philly guys. Have you ever watched from a club box or anything at the WFC? I am pretty sure I am going to have my batchelor's party at a day Flyers game and then head to AC.

Yeah, both the lower clubs and upper are cool. It's a different experience. In all honesty though, I would pick a day game against Tampa/Florida or whatever, there would be no way I would enjoy the box at a Flyers-Pens game because all I would care about is the game itself. If you want to experience the box, the fridge, the food and just hang out, go for a game where you don't care if you're going to miss half a period.

JRS1386 08-05-2013 03:57 AM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOEEk...ature=youtu.be

aeroshady 08-05-2013 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14763178)
Yeah, both the lower clubs and upper are cool. It's a different experience. In all honesty though, I would pick a day game against Tampa/Florida or whatever, there would be no way I would enjoy the box at a Flyers-Pens game because all I would care about is the game itself. If you want to experience the box, the fridge, the food and just hang out, go for a game where you don't care if you're going to miss half a period.

This is good advise for a box at any sport. Yeah it is cool, but you will miss a lot of the game because you are more into the stuff the box has to offer.

I know that when I go to the Fire/Ice lounge at Devils games I find I spend most of the time at the bar eating and drinking. Yes I am not a devils fan so it is pretty easy for me to miss parts of their games, but I still see plenty of Dev's fans missing most of the game too in there.

unccrombie 08-05-2013 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 14765465)
This is good advise for a box at any sport. Yeah it is cool, but you will miss a lot of the game because you are more into the stuff the box has to offer.

I know that when I go to the Fire/Ice lounge at Devils games I find I spend most of the time at the bar eating and drinking. Yes I am not a devils fan so it is pretty easy for me to miss parts of their games, but I still see plenty of Dev's fans missing most of the game too in there.

speaking of the devils boxes, i have a former high school acquaintance that does business development for the devils. it's a shame we were never legit friends.

TMoore4075 08-06-2013 09:22 AM

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RIP Shawn Burr.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=429233

unccrombie 08-06-2013 12:55 PM

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sad stuff. 47 is too young


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