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fonzz41 01-08-2015 12:26 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 15746382)
So my roommate got an email from the Kings about a package for the stadium series in San Jose. Air fare, hotel and tickets to the game. The email didn't have any prices on it, so she called and it was all free for being a Crown Club member. They are giving her 4 tickets total. Looks like I'm going to the game after all!

So that means you have two extra tickets, eh? Interesting...

TMoore4075 01-08-2015 12:33 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15745231)
:lol yep, and still a considerable distance out of the playoff picture

6 or 7 points out still, even with that. 6-7 isn't bad, but the 3-4 teams to jump is tough. Gotta get some help on the way.
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 15745310)
Yeah, but if someone else had scored at another time or another opportunity had been capitalized on, the Smith thing may not have even mattered. Not disagreeing with you, just saying it's always hard to point out one instance or player who "lost" a game for a team.

Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15745684)
Caps keep rolling. Completely man handled Toronto tonight.

Thanks for that. Didn't even know the Leafs were playing.

pathetic 01-08-2015 12:37 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15746587)
Pens deserved a better result last night

absolutely dominated the B's outside of a few shifts here and there

love the way they're playing right now. if the Pens ever get healthy, it's gonna get scary


Yeah, they looked so much better than the bs. tuukka let in a soft goal in the first. it was a nice pass by malkin, but tuukka def should've gotten his pad over. he gave up a goal on a blast from Malkin in the third from a weird angle...usually those are saves. other than that he made a lot of nice saves on malkin and Crosby. was very surprised to see the bs steal that game last night

TMoore4075 01-08-2015 12:38 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 15745310)
Yeah, but if someone else had scored at another time or another opportunity had been capitalized on, the Smith thing may not have even mattered. Not disagreeing with you, just saying it's always hard to point out one instance or player who "lost" a game for a team.

I understand both ways. Something like Smith can derail you emotionally. A hockey game is 100 different instances and 1 can make a difference in a game. Each game, and situation is different. So it's not a blanket response. Another is Lilja against the Ducks in 07 gave it up in OT that gave the Ducks the win. Sure Wings had more chances to score but didn't. They were in that situation there and without the gaffe, they don't lose

stupidd 5 minute rule

dmbetc 01-08-2015 12:43 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 15746691)
So that means you have two extra tickets, eh? Interesting...

:lol no, she's got them accounted for!

hailtopitt 01-08-2015 12:44 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pathetic (Post 15746742)
Yeah, they looked so much better than the bs. tuukka let in a soft goal in the first. it was a nice pass by malkin, but tuukka def should've gotten his pad over. he gave up a goal on a blast from Malkin in the third from a weird angle...usually those are saves. other than that he made a lot of nice saves on malkin and Crosby. was very surprised to see the bs steal that game last night

it was super entertaining hockey, and i fully expect the Bruins to be a contender in the East once their full, healthy lineup starts clicking again

Malkin's shot was perfectly placed and was a god damn rocket, can't fault Tuukka there

i'll take the loss last night, games like that happen. as long as the Pens keep playing that way, i don't see anyone in the metro being able to keep up with them, even with how well the NY teams and Caps are playing

fonzz41 01-08-2015 12:53 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
It's mid-season, so how about some mid-season awards? If the season were to end today and you got to pick individual award winners, who would give hardware to?

For me:
Vezina: Rinne, Fleury, Price
Adams: Trotz, Laviolette, Capuano
Calder: Forsberg, Ekblad, Gaudreau
Norris: Giordano, Weber, Boychuk
Hart: Voracek, Nash, Rinne

Explain yourself!
Vezina: A lot of potential hardware for the Preds. Rinne, along with Laviolette and his system, are the two biggest reasons for the team's success. They play fantastic team defense which benefits Rinne. But he's solid all around. I hated leaving BOBROVSKY off the list, but had to for now.

Adams: Really, give this to anyone of those three and I'd be happy. But I just love the patience that Capuano has displayed and how, after a lot of pieces changed in the off-season for the Isles, he was able to continue and even accelerate the team's upward progression.

Calder: Here's where my defenseman bias shows. Forsberg is wowing the league. But for Ekblad to come in and do what he's doing as a rookie DEFENSEMAN on a team like the PANTHERS is nothing short of awesome. He looks comfortable at both ends of the rink, doing what usually takes 3-ish seasons for an average defenseman to do.

Norris: Giordano has come out of nowhere to lead all defensemen in points and still play responsibly for a team that has had ups and downs. He's leading by example. Of course, I wouldn't mutter if Weber finally won. Also, love what Boychuk has done on the Isles this year. He's blossomed getting out of Chara's shadow.

Hart: Toughest one. Voracek has been awesome to watch have a phenomenal year. Nash will be my most unpopular choice probably, but he's showing that two-way excellence that we knew he had the potential for. But Rinne... that guy has just been phenomenal.

pathetic 01-08-2015 12:57 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15746774)
it was super entertaining hockey, and i fully expect the Bruins to be a contender in the East once their full, healthy lineup starts clicking again

Malkin's shot was perfectly placed and was a god damn rocket, can't fault Tuukka there

i'll take the loss last night, games like that happen. as long as the Pens keep playing that way, i don't see anyone in the metro being able to keep up with them, even with how well the NY teams and Caps are playing


yeah it was a rocket, but at that angle it's not a goal tuukka should be giving up.

bruins really needed that win last night. gotta make a run and get like 16 points in the next 10 games so they aren't on the bubble for the next couple months.

hailtopitt 01-08-2015 12:58 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pathetic (Post 15746820)
yeah it was a rocket, but at that angle it's not a goal tuukka should be giving up.

bruins really needed that win last night. gotta make a run and get like 16 points in the next 10 games so they aren't on the bubble for the next couple months.

what's the deadline talk in Boston? i would assume they are still approaching it as buyers...would be interesting to see if they add any pieces.

B's are a very interesting team this year, kinda scary to have them under the radar

Rebecca De Mornay 01-08-2015 01:18 PM

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they keep saying here that the bruins have had scouts at every CBJ game for the past month.

I don't know who they would be looking at though. maybe atkinson or calvert?

hailtopitt 01-08-2015 01:21 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15746877)
they keep saying here that the bruins have had scouts at every CBJ game for the past month.

I don't know who they would be looking at though. maybe atkinson or calvert?

they're in the market for a cannon

salrx95 01-08-2015 01:21 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
RIP to JP Parise, long time nhler/Islander who scored the OT winner 11 seconds in to knock out the Rangers to give the Islanders their first ever playoff series victory in 1975 as well as Zach's dad.

Cancer sucks.

Rebecca De Mornay 01-08-2015 01:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15746886)
they're in the market for a cannon

:lol:lol

i had to watch the last bruins/jackets game on NESN because i was in boston over Christmas and their announcers bitched and complained about the cannon almost the entire broadcast.

hailtopitt 01-08-2015 01:24 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15746898)
:lol:lol

i had to watch the last bruins/jackets game on NESN because i was in boston over Christmas and their announcers bitched and complained about the cannon almost the entire broadcast.

:lol not surprised

Rebecca De Mornay 01-08-2015 01:32 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
of course they did score 6 times so there were a lot of explosions

hailtopitt 01-08-2015 01:33 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15746935)
of course they did score 6 times so there were a lot of explosions

sure, but how was the hockey game?

Rebecca De Mornay 01-08-2015 01:35 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
:lol knew that's where you were going with that one.

hailtopitt 01-08-2015 01:36 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15746947)
:lol knew that's where you were going with that one.

lol

all-star weekend is coming up bud

pathetic 01-08-2015 01:43 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15746824)
what's the deadline talk in Boston? i would assume they are still approaching it as buyers...would be interesting to see if they add any pieces.

B's are a very interesting team this year, kinda scary to have them under the radar

They need a top line winger and top 4 defenseman. Gonna be tough. I don't think anyone major gets moved.

Rebecca De Mornay 01-08-2015 01:50 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15746955)
lol

all-star weekend is coming up bud

ya, the setup is looking pretty cool.

of course CBJ fucked up my tickets to the skills competition though, such a well run franchise :lol

aeroshady 01-08-2015 03:51 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Just thought I would use this time to thank the Vancouver Canucks for letting Alain Vigneault go. Best thing the happen to the NY Rangers in 20 years! Man I love this team!

~Crashintome89~ 01-09-2015 12:34 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pathetic (Post 15746984)
They need a top line winger and top 4 defenseman. Gonna be tough. I don't think anyone major gets moved.

hear some rumors that Juilen might be going.

If that happens, I will personally pick him up from the airport once Berube gets canned.

lockman21 01-09-2015 01:26 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 15746808)
It's mid-season, so how about some mid-season awards? If the season were to end today and you got to pick individual award winners, who would give hardware to?

For me:
Vezina: Rinne, Fleury, Price
Adams: Trotz, Laviolette, Capuano
Calder: Forsberg, Ekblad, Gaudreau
Norris: Giordano, Weber, Boychuk
Hart: Voracek, Nash, Rinne

Explain yourself!
Vezina: A lot of potential hardware for the Preds. Rinne, along with Laviolette and his system, are the two biggest reasons for the team's success. They play fantastic team defense which benefits Rinne. But he's solid all around. I hated leaving BOBROVSKY off the list, but had to for now.

Adams: Really, give this to anyone of those three and I'd be happy. But I just love the patience that Capuano has displayed and how, after a lot of pieces changed in the off-season for the Isles, he was able to continue and even accelerate the team's upward progression.

Calder: Here's where my defenseman bias shows. Forsberg is wowing the league. But for Ekblad to come in and do what he's doing as a rookie DEFENSEMAN on a team like the PANTHERS is nothing short of awesome. He looks comfortable at both ends of the rink, doing what usually takes 3-ish seasons for an average defenseman to do.

Norris: Giordano has come out of nowhere to lead all defensemen in points and still play responsibly for a team that has had ups and downs. He's leading by example. Of course, I wouldn't mutter if Weber finally won. Also, love what Boychuk has done on the Isles this year. He's blossomed getting out of Chara's shadow.

Hart: Toughest one. Voracek has been awesome to watch have a phenomenal year. Nash will be my most unpopular choice probably, but he's showing that two-way excellence that we knew he had the potential for. But Rinne... that guy has just been phenomenal.

I'm gonna do this tomorrow.

~Crashintome89~ 01-09-2015 02:47 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 15746808)
It's mid-season, so how about some mid-season awards? If the season were to end today and you got to pick individual award winners, who would give hardware to?

For me:
Vezina: Rinne, Fleury, Price
Adams: Trotz, Laviolette, Capuano
Calder: Forsberg, Ekblad, Gaudreau
Norris: Giordano, Weber, Boychuk
Hart: Voracek, Nash, Rinne

Explain yourself!
Vezina: A lot of potential hardware for the Preds. Rinne, along with Laviolette and his system, are the two biggest reasons for the team's success. They play fantastic team defense which benefits Rinne. But he's solid all around. I hated leaving BOBROVSKY off the list, but had to for now.

Adams: Really, give this to anyone of those three and I'd be happy. But I just love the patience that Capuano has displayed and how, after a lot of pieces changed in the off-season for the Isles, he was able to continue and even accelerate the team's upward progression.

Calder: Here's where my defenseman bias shows. Forsberg is wowing the league. But for Ekblad to come in and do what he's doing as a rookie DEFENSEMAN on a team like the PANTHERS is nothing short of awesome. He looks comfortable at both ends of the rink, doing what usually takes 3-ish seasons for an average defenseman to do.

Norris: Giordano has come out of nowhere to lead all defensemen in points and still play responsibly for a team that has had ups and downs. He's leading by example. Of course, I wouldn't mutter if Weber finally won. Also, love what Boychuk has done on the Isles this year. He's blossomed getting out of Chara's shadow.

Hart: Toughest one. Voracek has been awesome to watch have a phenomenal year. Nash will be my most unpopular choice probably, but he's showing that two-way excellence that we knew he had the potential for. But Rinne... that guy has just been phenomenal.

My awards would be, in your order:

Rinne
Lavy
Ekblad (I met him!!!!!)
Giordano
Voracek

barbogast 01-09-2015 08:32 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
God dammit Rangers. Just lose already.

aeroshady 01-09-2015 08:42 AM

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Okay now I am really excited!!! Rangers get some revenge! Man this team is hot right now! Loving every second of it!!

TMoore4075 01-09-2015 10:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 15748666)
Okay now I am really excited!!! Rangers get some revenge! Man this team is hot right now! Loving every second of it!!

They are on a hell of a roll. The cynical shit I am, I'd be worried about winning too much now, instead of enjoying it, if it was my team. Not saying that'll happen to the Rangers, just how I'd be thinking.

dmbetc 01-09-2015 11:34 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Rangers really are so good right now. Steam rolled over the Kings. I haven't watched much of the Rangers this year, honestly haven't watched much hockey at all (compared to other years). Man, they are a fast team now.

fonzz41 01-09-2015 11:35 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 15748625)
My awards would be, in your order:

Rinne
Lavy
Ekblad (I met him!!!!!)
Giordano
Voracek

:thumbsup I forgot you met Ekblad. At the draft, right?

I watch him and I still can't believe he's only 18.

aeroshady 01-09-2015 11:35 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 15748893)
They are on a hell of a roll. The cynical shit I am, I'd be worried about winning too much now, instead of enjoying it, if it was my team. Not saying that'll happen to the Rangers, just how I'd be thinking.

Had to many seasons where we didn't win until it was to late. Every point matters, so I will take wins whenever they come haha

TMoore4075 01-09-2015 01:35 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 15749076)
Had to many seasons where we didn't win until it was to late. Every point matters, so I will take wins whenever they come haha

See, Wings used to often struggle the last few weeks of the season and it would carry into the playoffs where they'd struggle and lose early. So that's where my thought process is coming from.

salrx95 01-09-2015 02:06 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 15746808)
It's mid-season, so how about some mid-season awards? If the season were to end today and you got to pick individual award winners, who would give hardware to?

For me:
Vezina: Rinne, Fleury, Price
Adams: Trotz, Laviolette, Capuano
Calder: Forsberg, Ekblad, Gaudreau
Norris: Giordano, Weber, Boychuk
Hart: Voracek, Nash, Rinne

Explain yourself!
Vezina: A lot of potential hardware for the Preds. Rinne, along with Laviolette and his system, are the two biggest reasons for the team's success. They play fantastic team defense which benefits Rinne. But he's solid all around. I hated leaving BOBROVSKY off the list, but had to for now.

Adams: Really, give this to anyone of those three and I'd be happy. But I just love the patience that Capuano has displayed and how, after a lot of pieces changed in the off-season for the Isles, he was able to continue and even accelerate the team's upward progression.

Calder: Here's where my defenseman bias shows. Forsberg is wowing the league. But for Ekblad to come in and do what he's doing as a rookie DEFENSEMAN on a team like the PANTHERS is nothing short of awesome. He looks comfortable at both ends of the rink, doing what usually takes 3-ish seasons for an average defenseman to do.

Norris: Giordano has come out of nowhere to lead all defensemen in points and still play responsibly for a team that has had ups and downs. He's leading by example. Of course, I wouldn't mutter if Weber finally won. Also, love what Boychuk has done on the Isles this year. He's blossomed getting out of Chara's shadow.

Hart: Toughest one. Voracek has been awesome to watch have a phenomenal year. Nash will be my most unpopular choice probably, but he's showing that two-way excellence that we knew he had the potential for. But Rinne... that guy has just been phenomenal.

Thanks for the Capuano thoughts. I would love for him to be even a nominee for the Adams. That would mean we kept up the good play for the season and were a top seed entering the playoffs.

Need to get back on track vs the Devils. 2 game losing streak is not good.

TMoore4075 01-09-2015 03:01 PM

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I gotta put Lavy as the coach of the year. Capuano is close but I look at the Preds and what they used to do offensively and look now. On pace for most points for a season in their history, and 06 and 07 were pretty dang good years for them.

fonzz41 01-09-2015 03:05 PM

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^ For sure. Like I said, I think either of my three nominees would be more than worthy of receiving. All deserve it. Throw AV onto that list as well.

Alazais 01-09-2015 03:11 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Carlyle for Adams?

TMoore4075 01-09-2015 03:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Alazais (Post 15749694)
Carlyle for Adams?

They should not have given him an extension for 2 years, if he was on that short of a leash. I'm sure they are hoping for Babcock, but he still had a year left so they could have waited it out. Just bad management in my opinion. Why would a coach want to go there?

TMoore4075 01-09-2015 05:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 15749676)
^ For sure. Like I said, I think either of my three nominees would be more than worthy of receiving. All deserve it. Throw AV onto that list as well.

Kinda wish it was an award for after the regular season for Trotz, cause that's when the Caps usually fail.

barbogast 01-09-2015 07:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 15750045)
Kinda wish it was an award for after the regular season for Trotz, cause that's when the Caps usually fail.

This is what I'm most curious about. I'm not gonna assume they'll be in yet, but if they are, what will the Barry Trotz effect be on a group that consistently melts in the playoffs?

salrx95 01-09-2015 10:42 PM

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1st place clap clap 1st place.

Tavares carries us tonight into first place. Big win. We didn't play but an elite talent can carry teams to wins he did so tonight. Check the highlights if you can. Very few in the world make those plays.

Onto the Jackets.

lockman21 01-10-2015 01:00 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Worst game by the Hawks all season. By far. Awful effort by basically everyone not #19, #20, or #2. Really, really bad.

swordo84 01-10-2015 01:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 15750432)
Worst game by the Hawks all season. By far. Awful effort by basically everyone not #19, #20, or #2. Really, really bad.

And the fact that it was to the Oilers makes it that little extra worse. For some reason they always seem to have hadthe 'hawks number.



10. The Oilers have 10 wins this season. They've looked better of late, but who really gives a damn at this point?

TMoore4075 01-10-2015 10:18 AM

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Nice to see Bob locked up for the Jackets. Not good for the East but good for them.

barbogast 01-10-2015 04:27 PM

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How have we not talked about the all star jerseys yet? Yikes. They look like those jerseys you get when you create a team in EA sports.

Anyone like them?

http://3.cdn.nhle.com/nhl/images/upl...-unveil-DL.jpg

JRS1386 01-10-2015 04:49 PM

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Those are awful

JRS1386 01-10-2015 04:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 15750565)
Nice to see Bob locked up for the Jackets. Not good for the East but good for them.

I wish he would just suck already

aeroshady 01-10-2015 05:53 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15750829)
How have we not talked about the all star jerseys yet? Yikes. They look like those jerseys you get when you create a team in EA sports.

Anyone like them?

http://3.cdn.nhle.com/nhl/images/upl...-unveil-DL.jpg

They look like keeper jerseys for the Seattle Sounders lol.

~Crashintome89~ 01-10-2015 06:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15750829)
How have we not talked about the all star jerseys yet? Yikes. They look like those jerseys you get when you create a team in EA sports.

Anyone like them?

http://3.cdn.nhle.com/nhl/images/upl...-unveil-DL.jpg


They are pretty cool if you like high-lighters.

barbogast 01-10-2015 07:19 PM

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:lol Nick Backstrom didn't make the all star game :lol

He STILL hasn't made one. Unreal.

TMoore4075 01-10-2015 08:14 PM

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Well that could be the Wings season.

~Crashintome89~ 01-10-2015 11:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15751067)
:lol Nick Backstrom didn't make the all star game :lol

He STILL hasn't made one. Unreal.

He's such an underrated player. It's not even funny.

lockman21 01-11-2015 12:22 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 15751141)
Well that could be the Wings season.

Tim, what are your thoughts on Mrazek? I mean, I feel like it was 10 years ago that he was drafted to be the future goaltender in Hockeytown.

~Crashintome89~ 01-11-2015 12:27 AM

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Also Tim, how is Howard? What happened? All I heard was him and a stretcher today.

aeroshady 01-11-2015 01:43 AM

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NY Rangers sweep California!! Easily the hottest team in the NHL!! So pumped about how well they are playing right now! Proving it against the west too! NY has several games at hand on everyone too! Let's see ESPN not move them up in the power ranking now haha!

barbogast 01-11-2015 10:14 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 15751444)
Also Tim, how is Howard? What happened? All I heard was him and a stretcher today.

Basically, he turned over a puck behind the net, and when he tried to recover he did like an awkward half-backward split thing and jammed his leg into the post. Sounds like it's a groin injury, most likely caused by the split. I haven't heard any update this morning but it looked pretty bad on the ice. He couldn't stand up on his own. Scary stuff.

aeroshady 01-11-2015 01:14 PM

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I'm here to officially complain about the all-star game picks. Hank had been amazing and got passed over...

NY never gets credit.

TMoore4075 01-11-2015 02:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 15751429)
Tim, what are your thoughts on Mrazek? I mean, I feel like it was 10 years ago that he was drafted to be the future goaltender in Hockeytown.

He's only 22. He looks good, especially for not having a lot of time in the pros. They might be ok with him, but we'll see. He's the # 1 right now.
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 15751444)
Also Tim, how is Howard? What happened? All I heard was him and a stretcher today.

Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15751625)
Basically, he turned over a puck behind the net, and when he tried to recover he did like an awkward half-backward split thing and jammed his leg into the post. Sounds like it's a groin injury, most likely caused by the split. I haven't heard any update this morning but it looked pretty bad on the ice. He couldn't stand up on his own. Scary stuff.

Basically this. No update yet. Guess we'll hear today or tomorrow. Sucks cause he was having such a great year, when everyone had written him off after last year. Picked for the all-star game at 6, out for a long time by 7:15.

TMoore4075 01-11-2015 02:43 PM

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Howie had the MRI at noon and they should know this evening what's up. My guess, 2 months or end of year for him.

bradshaw06 01-11-2015 03:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 15751753)
I'm here to officially complain about the all-star game picks. Hank had been amazing and got passed over...

NY never gets credit.

Fleury got passed over too. Say what you want about the guy, but he has been the Pens mvp this season and has been awesome.
Bob - . 2.80gaa. .915sv%. 1so.

Fleury - . 2.16gaa. .925sv%. 6so.

Roberto - 2.23gaa. .926sv%. 2so.

Pekka -. 1.98gaa. .930sv%. 3so.

Price - . 2.20gaa. .927sv%. 2so.

Howard - . 2.08gaa. .921sv%. 2so.

Hank- 2.26gaaa, .918sv% 5so

not going to include wins as it is more of a team stat.

aeroshady 01-11-2015 06:51 PM

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^ I mean Fleury is leading the league in shutouts. He should be there too.

TMoore4075 01-11-2015 07:04 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
No real update on Howie. Had MRI, now ultrasound tomorrow.

dmbetc 01-11-2015 08:42 PM

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Watching the Selanne retirement ceremony.

Happy I was able to see his last game in person.

salrx95 01-12-2015 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 15752404)
No real update on Howie. Had MRI, now ultrasound tomorrow.

Read on cbs this am (I own him) that he has a slight tear and will be back after AS break. They did say he will have that mri to confirm it all. Guess it could have been worse.

Should be lots of hype in NY the next 36 hours leading to a much anticipated meeting of the Islanders/rag$. Can't wait.

unccrombie 01-12-2015 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15750829)
How have we not talked about the all star jerseys yet? Yikes. They look like those jerseys you get when you create a team in EA sports.

Anyone like them?

http://3.cdn.nhle.com/nhl/images/upl...-unveil-DL.jpg

didn't know the Oregon ducks were in the NHL.

TMoore4075 01-12-2015 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by salrx95 (Post 15753343)
Read on cbs this am (I own him) that he has a slight tear and will be back after AS break. They did say he will have that mri to confirm it all. Guess it could have been worse.

Hope so. We'll find out today probably I guess. Thank god they have some depth in goal. Sad thing is, now they have some kid as the backup since Monster is still out with his shoulder.

aeroshady 01-12-2015 10:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by salrx95 (Post 15753343)
Read on cbs this am (I own him) that he has a slight tear and will be back after AS break. They did say he will have that mri to confirm it all. Guess it could have been worse.

Should be lots of hype in NY the next 36 hours leading to a much anticipated meeting of the Islanders/rag$. Can't wait.

:lol

I know the Icelanders have not been good for a long time...so let me bring you up to date. Unless the Rangers or Icelanders make the eastern conference finals, there will be no mention of it on NY radio or TV. They won't be fully covered unless one of these teams makes the Stanley cup finals.

Because you know...the worst Knicks team in history, mediocre Nets, shitty Jets, non-playoffs Giants, same old Mets, elderly Yankees and any College sport they can find is far better than mentioning hockey.

Alazais 01-12-2015 10:34 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 15753436)
Hope so. We'll find out today probably I guess. Thank god they have some depth in goal. Sad thing is, now they have some kid as the backup since Monster is still out with his shoulder.

Is it Mrazik? That kid is a stud.

TMoore4075 01-12-2015 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Alazais (Post 15753516)
Is it Mrazik? That kid is a stud.

Well he's the #1 now. Some other kid is his backup. Mrazek has been great when he's been up here too. So I'm not too worried, unless he goes down too. Just sucks your #1 and 2 are both out. If Howie is out a long time, and when Monster comes back, I think Mrazek should be the #1 personally. He's the future so ride him (haha) as long as you can.

barbogast 01-12-2015 10:42 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 15753497)
:lol

I know the Icelanders have not been good for a long time...so let me bring you up to date. Unless the Rangers or Icelanders make the eastern conference finals, there will be no mention of it on NY radio or TV. They won't be fully covered unless one of these teams makes the Stanley cup finals.

Because you know...the worst Knicks team in history, mediocre Nets, shitty Jets, non-playoffs Giants, same old Mets, elderly Yankees and any College sport they can find is far better than mentioning hockey.

Seriously? I mean, I'm from Redskins country where the sports media basically forgets there's 3 other pro sports teams in the same city, so I get it, but I would've expected different from the NY media. Obviously the NHL is still trumped by everything, but I was under the impression that NY and the media there got really into the Rangers when they were doing well. Not surprised to hear the Isles are still flying under the radar though.

Rebecca De Mornay 01-12-2015 10:48 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15750829)
How have we not talked about the all star jerseys yet? Yikes. They look like those jerseys you get when you create a team in EA sports.

Anyone like them?

http://3.cdn.nhle.com/nhl/images/upl...-unveil-DL.jpg

they're embarrassing.
they got booed when they showed them at nationwide saturday night :lol

i think they were trying to play off the original CBJ sweaters that had the neon stick, however, those too were awful.

aeroshady 01-12-2015 10:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15753538)
Seriously? I mean, I'm from Redskins country where the sports media basically forgets there's 3 other pro sports teams in the same city, so I get it, but I would've expected different from the NY media. Obviously the NHL is still trumped by everything, but I was under the impression that NY and the media there got really into the Rangers when they were doing well. Not surprised to hear the Isles are still flying under the radar though.

I remember when the Rangers won game 7 against Philly last year that a fan called into Mike Francesa's show on WFAN and asked a question about the Rangers and his response was "I don't want to talk about that. Come on, you are calling me to talk hockey?"

He then went on to talk about Melo and awful Knicks for about 45 minutes.

barbogast 01-12-2015 10:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15753556)
they're embarrassing.
they got booed when they showed them at nationwide saturday night :lol

i think they were trying to play off the original CBJ sweaters that had the neon stick, however, those too were awful.

Those neon stick jerseys were 1000x better than this nonsense. It's like the NHL got a group of guys together and said, let's make the ugliest sweater imaginable. And I would say they pretty much nailed it.

barbogast 01-12-2015 10:58 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 15753575)
I remember when the Rangers won game 7 against Philly last year that a fan called into Mike Francesa's show on WFAN and asked a question about the Rangers and his response was "I don't want to talk about that. Come on, you are calling me to talk hockey?"

He then went on to talk about Melo and awful Knicks for about 45 minutes.

Wow....

That's a shame.

Rebecca De Mornay 01-12-2015 11:10 AM

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its a double edged sword for me.
one of the things that makes hockey so great is it hasn't been ruined by the media.
it's such a pure sport where guys play for their cities and for their teammates, a lot of that is due to the fact that these guys egos haven't been pumped up by the ESPN's of the world.

aeroshady 01-12-2015 11:20 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15753620)
its a double edged sword for me.
one of the things that makes hockey so great is it hasn't been ruined by the media.
it's such a pure sport where guys play for their cities and for their teammates, a lot of that is due to the fact that these guys egos haven't been pumped up by the ESPN's of the world.

To a degree I agree. That said, when your team is making a run at the cup, you want to here anything and everything about it because you are so excited. NY media didn't come on board at all until the Rangers forced game 7 against the Pens. Then they started to give it time in every segment for the ECF. It was not until they were in the finals that they were the lead story in NY.

To make matters worse, when we clinched the east I was in North Platte Nebraska traveling to Colorado haha. It was a war to even get the game turned on in the bar. After the game was over I was just that weird guy celebrating by my self....

barbogast 01-12-2015 11:21 AM

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I know I've already brought up the Backstrom a star snub, but I'm gonna do it again.

This is (one of the many reasons) why I like this guy so much. This guy (and maybe someone can fact check me here but I'm pretty sure I'm right) has more assists than anyone except Crosby and Joe Thornton over the past 6 years or so (in fact he might have more than Crosby since Sid was hurt for a long time), he has 535 points in 536 career games, he has more freaking points than THE OTHER GUY THAT MADE IT FROM HIS OWN TEAM, is clearly a top 5-10 player in the league (even though he still isn't thought of as such), and when he was asked how he felt about being left off the ASG roster again, he says with a chuckle "eh no big deal I guess, just means I get to spend a weekend on vacation with my girlfriend and our baby".

Could he whine about it? Absolutely. Would his whining be warranted? Absolutely. But not Mr. 100% Classy All The Time.

"But I know there's a lot of good hockey players in this league and it's usually one player per team, so that's understandable."

Never once will he ever complain about the fact that he is basically the most under appreciated player in the entire league by everyone outside of DC. Well Mr. Nicklas Backstrom, I am here to complain for you.

The fact that, if we're picking one guy per team (which is really fucking stupid that every team gets a rep, deserved or not), and the chosen Capital is 8 and not 19 is everything that is wrong with the NHL.

Both guys are having good years. Backstrom is having a much better one.

Soap box off. Screw you NHL all star game voting team.

barbogast 01-12-2015 11:22 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15753620)
its a double edged sword for me.
one of the things that makes hockey so great is it hasn't been ruined by the media.
it's such a pure sport where guys play for their cities and for their teammates, a lot of that is due to the fact that these guys egos haven't been pumped up by the ESPN's of the world.

Great point. I do enjoy the fact that hockey is still one of the better kept sports secrets in the United States. No LeBrons in our game.

hailtopitt 01-12-2015 11:31 AM

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Fleury being snubbed is much bigger than Backstrom being snubbed IMO

he would be my Vezina front runner right now

salrx95 01-12-2015 11:44 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 15753497)
:lol

I know the Icelanders have not been good for a long time...so let me bring you up to date. Unless the Rangers or Icelanders make the eastern conference finals, there will be no mention of it on NY radio or TV. They won't be fully covered unless one of these teams makes the Stanley cup finals.

Because you know...the worst Knicks team in history, mediocre Nets, shitty Jets, non-playoffs Giants, same old Mets, elderly Yankees and any College sport they can find is far better than mentioning hockey.

I hear you but there will be some. I don't listen to much ny sports radio in recent years but once football is over and the teams are still real good near the top, there will be more coverage.

barbogast 01-12-2015 11:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15753714)
Fleury being snubbed is much bigger than Backstrom being snubbed IMO

he would be my Vezina front runner right now

No way.

I think it's the fact that Backstrom is a consistent snub is why I'm so irritated by it this time. He's NEVER played in one. Which is ridiculous, because he's been the best player on a pretty good Caps team (forget last year) for years now. And yet ol Hot Dog himself, Ovie's never missed an ASG.

How can the guy with the 11th most points in the league be left out of a game that requires almost 40 selections? Come on.

hailtopitt 01-12-2015 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15753756)
No way.

I think it's the fact that Backstrom is a consistent snub is why I'm so irritated by it this time. He's NEVER played in one. Which is ridiculous, because he's been the best player on a pretty good Caps team (forget last year) for years now. And yet ol Hot Dog himself, Ovie's never missed an ASG.

How can the guy with the 11th most points in the league be left out of a game that requires almost 40 selections? Come on.

Backstrom probably deserves a spot, i'm not arguing that. but:

21 Wins
.926 Save %
2.16 GAA
6 shutouts

if those aren't all-star numbers, i don't know what are

barbogast 01-12-2015 12:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15753770)
Backstrom probably deserves a spot, i'm not arguing that. but:

21 Wins
.926 Save %
2.16 GAA
6 shutouts

if those aren't all-star numbers, i don't know what are

Agreed. Fleury deserves a spot. But here's a little more perspective on my irritation with Backstrom being overlooked.

41gp-13g-28a-41p
43gp-11g-9a-20p
42gp-10g-21a-31p
41gp-11g-14a-25p
38gp-12g-16a-28p
37gp-16g-13a-29p
34gp-6g-12a-18p (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The top line is Nick Backstrom's stat line so far this season. The 6 underneath are all stat lines that belong to forwards (yes, those are all forwards) who will be participating in the All Star Game.

So stupid.

hailtopitt 01-12-2015 12:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15753789)
Agreed. Fleury deserves a spot. But here's a little more perspective on my irritation with Backstrom being overlooked.

41gp-13g-28a-41p
43gp-11g-9a-20p
42gp-10g-21a-31p
41gp-11g-14a-25p
38gp-12g-16a-28p
37gp-16g-13a-29p
34gp-6g-12a-18p (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The top line is Nick Backstrom's stat line so far this season. The 6 underneath are all stat lines that belong to forwards (yes, those are all forwards) who will be participating in the All Star Game.

So stupid.

yea he's been really good, no doubt about it

the NHL ASG is a joke anyway so no big deal, just doesn't make sense

daveshookme 01-12-2015 12:25 PM

But really. Can we all agree Matt Cooke is an ass?

barbogast 01-12-2015 12:28 PM

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Oh absolutely, the chance that I actually watch the ASG is about 0%. I think I'm particularly annoyed because I thought this year there was absolutely no chance he would be left out again. Silly me.

The only exciting part about the weekend is the skills competition anyway.

barbogast 01-12-2015 12:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by daveshookme (Post 15753841)
But really. Can we all agree Matt Cooke is an ass?

Of course we can. What did he do this time?

hailtopitt 01-12-2015 12:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15753856)
Oh absolutely, the chance that I actually watch the ASG is about 0%. I think I'm particularly annoyed because I thought this year there was absolutely no chance he would be left out again. Silly me.

The only exciting part about the weekend is the skills competition anyway.

agreed :thumbsup

daveshookme 01-12-2015 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15753859)
Of course we can. What did he do this time?

http://deadspin.com/matt-cooke-cross...-fo-1678871811

barbogast 01-12-2015 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by daveshookme (Post 15753884)

:lol:lol:lol

What a loser. Shea Weber is such an absolute badass.

daveshookme 01-12-2015 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15753893)
:lol:lol:lol

What a loser. Shea Weber is such an absolute badass.

Definitely, but I would also hesitate to say he beat Cooke the fuck up. He got a few good throws in, but Cooke was just a little bitch and crumpled to the ice. I can't respect a man who instigates a fight for no reason and then doesn't even stand up to it.

I still don't like fighting in the league, but that's a separate story.

barbogast 01-12-2015 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by daveshookme (Post 15753911)
Definitely, but I would also hesitate to say he beat Cooke the fuck up. He got a few good throws in, but Cooke was just a little bitch and crumpled to the ice. I can't respect a man who instigates a fight for no reason and then doesn't even stand up to it.

I still don't like fighting in the league, but that's a separate story.

That's Matt Cooke for ya.

daveshookme 01-12-2015 12:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15753916)
That's Matt Cooke for ya.

He's kinda been off my radar. I know the name, and I know he's an ass, but haven't seen enough of him to declare it pejoratively.

daveshookme 01-12-2015 12:49 PM

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Fuck T Swift. Found my wife :hump :hump

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/video/9tP3l3

barbogast 01-12-2015 12:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by daveshookme (Post 15753921)
He's kinda been off my radar. I know the name, and I know he's an ass, but haven't seen enough of him to declare it pejoratively.

http://www.si.com/nhl/home-ice/2014/...ons-dirty-hits

This article is a great starting point.

daveshookme 01-12-2015 01:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15753938)
http://www.si.com/nhl/home-ice/2014/...ons-dirty-hits

This article is a great starting point.

Holy fuck. So, basically every bad hit I remember in the last ~5 years has been Cooke.

hailtopitt 01-12-2015 01:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by daveshookme (Post 15754025)
Holy fuck. So, basically every bad hit I remember in the last ~5 years has been Cooke.

:lol:lol not far off

daveshookme 01-12-2015 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15754031)
:lol:lol not far off

And then a whole lot more that I don't even remember. Fuck that guy. What a pussy.

barbogast 01-12-2015 01:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by daveshookme (Post 15754025)
Holy fuck. So, basically every bad hit I remember in the last ~5 years has been Cooke.

:lol :lol

Basically

aeroshady 01-12-2015 01:29 PM

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Rangers up to #5 on ESPN's power rankings! Finally some love! I can't wait for tomorrow's game!

Also, so glad I picked Nashville to be my west team. Just hope we don't run into them in the finals or the crush I have on them will be like a 13 year old girl in 1999 finding out that Lance Bass was gay.

unccrombie 01-12-2015 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 15754113)
Rangers up to #5 on ESPN's power rankings! Finally some love! I can't wait for tomorrow's game!

Also, so glad I picked Nashville to be my west team. Just hope we don't run into them in the finals or the crush I have on them will be like a 13 year old girl in 1999 finding out that Lance Bass was gay.

didn't he only "come out" recently?

fonzz41 01-12-2015 02:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15753674)
I know I've already brought up the Backstrom a star snub, but I'm gonna do it again.

This is (one of the many reasons) why I like this guy so much. This guy (and maybe someone can fact check me here but I'm pretty sure I'm right) has more assists than anyone except Crosby and Joe Thornton over the past 6 years or so (in fact he might have more than Crosby since Sid was hurt for a long time), he has 535 points in 536 career games, he has more freaking points than THE OTHER GUY THAT MADE IT FROM HIS OWN TEAM, is clearly a top 5-10 player in the league (even though he still isn't thought of as such), and when he was asked how he felt about being left off the ASG roster again, he says with a chuckle "eh no big deal I guess, just means I get to spend a weekend on vacation with my girlfriend and our baby".

Could he whine about it? Absolutely. Would his whining be warranted? Absolutely. But not Mr. 100% Classy All The Time.

"But I know there's a lot of good hockey players in this league and it's usually one player per team, so that's understandable."

Never once will he ever complain about the fact that he is basically the most under appreciated player in the entire league by everyone outside of DC. Well Mr. Nicklas Backstrom, I am here to complain for you.

The fact that, if we're picking one guy per team (which is really fucking stupid that every team gets a rep, deserved or not), and the chosen Capital is 8 and not 19 is everything that is wrong with the NHL.

Both guys are having good years. Backstrom is having a much better one.

Soap box off. Screw you NHL all star game voting team.

All good things being said here.

One thing I love about NHL players and the ASG is that it's a pretty-well understood rule that you don't bitch about whether you were included or not. In fact, I think most players would rather NOT play in it and take the time to rest. Because hockey players are awesome.

My disdain for the ASG is well documented. I'm still trying to get the league to move it to pre-season, but they don't seem down with the idea. For some reason they won't return my calls. Don't they know who I am??
Quote:

Originally Posted by daveshookme (Post 15753884)

Cooke didn't stand a chance. I still have such a huge crush on my Shea boy.

Also, a side note to this is Ribeiro being willing to get rough as well. What a great story he's been for the Predators. Not sure if he's been able to clean up whatever was going on in his personal life, but all signs point to him getting back on the right track. He's been great for the Preds.


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