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Bron Yr Aur 10-13-2011 03:20 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13015859)
First Hawks game of the season tonight. Gonna love seeing me some Andrew Ladd. Won't be to many games this season thanks to medic school, but I'll make this one count...with a win

Wouldn't bet on it. Emery's in net tonight.

JRS1386 10-13-2011 03:21 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13015856)
If OMGCG punched you in the face, you would have to fight off the urge to thank him.

If OMGCG punched me in the face I would have to go change my pants due to both ejaculating and shitting myself simultaneously.

fonzz41 10-13-2011 03:25 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 13015913)
If OMGCG punched me in the face I would have to go change my pants due to both ejaculating and shitting myself simultaneously.

... and then you would thank him.

~Crashintome89~ 10-13-2011 03:43 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
God will never let OMGCG into heaven because OMGCG would overthrow him as the right hand if the father.

EDIT: and for Matty, just replace God for Joseph Smith.

It's called being an equal opportunity offender for religion

fonzz41 10-13-2011 04:12 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13015971)
God will never let OMGCG into heaven because OMGCG would overthrow him as the right hand if the father.

EDIT: and for Matty, just replace God for Joseph Smith.

It's called being an equal opportunity offender for religion

:lol:lol Nice. But wait, Pastor Jeffries made it pretty clear that I don't believe in God...

\politics

OMGCG > Joseph Smith? ;)

thechad90000 10-13-2011 05:10 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
On my way to Nashville home opener tonight. It's gonna be nice to see the guys in action this year. Need a win tonight to wipe the taste away from 3 straight home losses to end the season last year.

fonzz41 10-13-2011 05:17 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thechad90000 (Post 13016224)
On my way to Nashville home opener tonight. It's gonna be nice to see the guys in action this year. Need a win tonight to wipe the taste away from 3 straight home losses to end the season last year.

Have a good time man. Report back, especially if you get a glimpse of Mike Underwood.

wampa3 10-13-2011 05:18 PM

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Man, a lot of people going to games tonight. I myself will be at the Pens-Caps game tonight. Here's hoping Malkin is in the line up. Without him and Fleury (as well as the other obvious players), this might not be pretty for the pens tonight.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eqqzTlW73L...d_228_5893.jpg

fonzz41 10-13-2011 05:20 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Well get this... Guess who's got two thumbs and is going to the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) home opener tomorrow?

THIS guy! :cool

joepsu0985 10-13-2011 05:22 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13016251)
Man, a lot of people going to games tonight. I myself will be at the Pens-Caps game tonight. Here's hoping Malkin is in the line up. Without him and Fleury (as well as the other obvious players), this might not be pretty for the pens tonight.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eqqzTlW73L...d_228_5893.jpg

Yeah. Could get ugly, but I'll be there as well. I'm done counting this team out. Sid being cleared for contact is great. It's october, this team will be there come April. No worries in October.

rustysurf83 10-13-2011 09:49 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Meet the new Blackhawks...same as the old Blackhawks.

UCFish 10-13-2011 09:54 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Uggg not a good start in Chicago

gocubsgo3822 10-13-2011 09:55 PM

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RUH ROH :eek

RJ2kWJ 10-13-2011 10:11 PM

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So far so good.

UCFish 10-13-2011 10:24 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Actually thought Car bomb look good out there :eek

DMBCubs25 10-13-2011 10:28 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Nice close to the period.

hoke2007 10-13-2011 10:30 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
The Wings are looking really good in the second period.

DMBCubs25 10-13-2011 10:32 PM

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Always nice to see Van losing.

rustysurf83 10-13-2011 10:37 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Who is a more manly human being, Marian Hossa or Jake Utler?

DMBCubs25 10-13-2011 10:42 PM

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Hossa for sure

salrx95 10-13-2011 10:44 PM

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5-1 win for the Isles. 4 points for Tavares in the 1st. Took it too them early & often and gave Stamkos & co. little to work with. If we can pull out a win vs the Rag$ on saturday, we'll have the 3-1 start I was hoping for since we opened with 4 straight at home.

Tavares is only gonna keep getting better. Things are looking up on Long Island.

rustysurf83 10-13-2011 10:47 PM

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Emery really sucks, bailed out by quick whistle Thank you.

DmBand801 10-13-2011 10:50 PM

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Poor Pavelec. He made a ridiculous save on that initial shot before Bogosian gave the puck away.

rustysurf83 10-13-2011 10:52 PM

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Jets are pretty bad...its about to be 5-2 on this PP

DMBCubs25 10-13-2011 10:52 PM

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Emery way too shaky so far.

rustysurf83 10-13-2011 11:03 PM

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Jesus Emery...

DMBCubs25 10-13-2011 11:05 PM

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Seabrook down a 12 pack before the game?

rustysurf83 10-13-2011 11:12 PM

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I'm glad Carcillo is on the team. That little prick would piss me the fuck off if the Hawks were going against him.

barbogast 10-13-2011 11:14 PM

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Caps got lucky tonight

DMBCubs25 10-13-2011 11:18 PM

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Carcillo-Kane-Hossa line has looked good tonight.

joepsu0985 10-13-2011 11:32 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 13017167)
Caps got lucky tonight

Yeah Vokoun was pretty good. Beagle got punished. It was awesome. The arena went nuts.

RJ2kWJ 10-13-2011 11:48 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 13017167)
Caps got lucky tonight

Yes we did.

barbogast 10-13-2011 11:49 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joepsu0985 (Post 13017243)
Yeah Vokoun was pretty good. Beagle got punished. It was awesome. The arena went nuts.

Beagle got knocked the fuck out. That was embarrassing, I'm not sure what he was thinking fighting Asham. Pens outplayed Washington the whole game. Their lack of discipline shoulda cost them the game. Way too many selfish penalties. They got lucky with that overtime pp.

joepsu0985 10-13-2011 11:58 PM

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Everyone is making a big deal about Asham celebrating, but he couldn't have known the extent that Beagle was hurting when he did it, and he owned up to it after the game. Move on. Kid got knocked out. Welcome to hockey.

JRS1386 10-14-2011 12:04 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DMBCubs25 (Post 13017184)
Carcillo-Kane-Hossa line has looked good tonight.

:lol :lol :lol

barbogast 10-14-2011 12:07 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joepsu0985 (Post 13017335)
Everyone is making a big deal about Asham celebrating, but he couldn't have known the extent that Beagle was hurting when he did it, and he owned up to it after the game. Move on. Kid got knocked out. Welcome to hockey.

Yeah I mean what's Asham supposed to do there, apologize? He won a fight with a killer knockout punch. Every right to celebrate. Beagle never should've involved himself in the first place.

joepsu0985 10-14-2011 12:15 AM

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The arena went nuts the whole time the guy was on the ice. I mean I didn't feel bad. The guy knew what he was doing when he dropped the gloves. He got knocked out. Big deal.

wampa3 10-14-2011 12:36 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Got back from the game like an hour ago. Entertaining game overall, the arena was rocking for a good amount of the third period. Thoughts...

-James Neal, holy shit.
-Knuble scored his 1,543rd goal against the pens, all of which have been shot from about a foot away from the goal.
-Malkin seemed to be everywhere, though he did look like a zombie on a few shifts.
-I think Letang was either hung over or drunk in the first period. I think he fell over and/or made a bad pass at least 10 times
-Asham -> :twak <-Glass Joe Beagle
-Whatever Pittsburgh official thought it was a good idea to plan downtown road construction during hockey season should be fired. Took me 30 minutes to drive 30 miles into downtown and about an hour to travel less than 2 miles and park. Got my ass in my seat just before Lemieux dropped the puck thankfully.

monkeyman68 10-14-2011 12:40 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13015461)
I'll take it. Briere is a great guy. He leveled Giroux (although I don't know how much work was really needed in the first place), and probably JVR as well in the locker room. He knows what it takes to win and he always puts team first. Couturier has a lot to learn from Briere, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

You know how everyone got upset when the pics with Richards and Carter and the girls surfaced on the internet?

There are pics of Giroux and Briere shit-faced with a couple of girls as well (the girl, who happens to be a porn star, has her head on Briere's shoulder). Not too long after that pic is when Briere got divorced.

Hey, that was probably Richards' fault as well

joepsu0985 10-14-2011 01:15 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13017417)
Got back from the game like an hour ago. Entertaining game overall, the arena was rocking for a good amount of the third period. Thoughts...

-James Neal, holy shit.
-Knuble scored his 1,543rd goal against the pens, all of which have been shot from about a foot away from the goal.
-Malkin seemed to be everywhere, though he did look like a zombie on a few shifts.
-I think Letang was either hung over or drunk in the first period. I think he fell over and/or made a bad pass at least 10 times
-Asham -> :twak <-Glass Joe Beagle
-Whatever Pittsburgh official thought it was a good idea to plan downtown road construction during hockey season should be fired. Took me 30 minutes to drive 30 miles into downtown and about an hour to travel less than 2 miles and park. Got my ass in my seat just before Lemieux dropped the puck thankfully.

That construction has been going on since like May-June. Ridiculous.

lockman21 10-14-2011 03:20 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Thoughts from tonight -

Sitting in the "lowers" for any hockey game BLOWS.

Carcillo, for now, looked pretty good. Its one game, but he had a good one. Time will surely tell with him.

Emery SUCKS.

Kane is ridiculously talented. Kid is unreal. He gets so much hype, and it still probably isn't enough.

I still don't know what to make of our 3rd pairing.

Guy behind me had no idea what hockey even was but at least he knew, and I quote, "That 85 guy really sucks."

DrewD55 10-14-2011 07:28 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13017417)
Got back from the game like an hour ago. Entertaining game overall, the arena was rocking for a good amount of the third period. Thoughts...

-James Neal, holy shit.
-Knuble scored his 1,543rd goal against the pens, all of which have been shot from about a foot away from the goal.
-Malkin seemed to be everywhere, though he did look like a zombie on a few shifts.
-I think Letang was either hung over or drunk in the first period. I think he fell over and/or made a bad pass at least 10 times
-Asham -> :twak <-Glass Joe Beagle
-Whatever Pittsburgh official thought it was a good idea to plan downtown road construction during hockey season should be fired. Took me 30 minutes to drive 30 miles into downtown and about an hour to travel less than 2 miles and park. Got my ass in my seat just before Lemieux dropped the puck thankfully.

Just saw the highlights of the game on ESPN.com. Holy shit. It's not often you see an actual knockout punch in a hockey fight, but damn, Asham caught him flush on the jaw, and Beagle fell like a ton of bricks.

~Crashintome89~ 10-14-2011 09:40 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyman68 (Post 13017431)
You know how everyone got upset when the pics with Richards and Carter and the girls surfaced on the internet?

There are pics of Giroux and Briere shit-faced with a couple of girls as well (the girl, who happens to be a porn star, has her head on Briere's shoulder). Not too long after that pic is when Briere got divorced.

Hey, that was probably Richards' fault as well

Whoa, someone has it out for Briere.

While I don't deny that the picture or situation exists, let's be real here for a second. Briere has two kids, do you really think he's spending all of his time with alleged porn stars? My guess is no. Briere is a grounded individual, much more than Richards is at the moment. And why do I think that? Because Briere is older, has a family, and seems much more involved in the community than Richards ever was during his time here.

Another thing, it appears to me that you were implying the photo might have something to do with his divorce. While I don't condone their actions, one possible explanation might be that Briere around this time might have found out that his wife was cheating on him with that state trooper.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 11:31 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Like I've said, Carcillo can play and can be a useful player on any team... when he's not ruining it by being himself.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 11:37 AM

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Was just able to watch the Asham/Beagle bout... Beautiful stuff.

I love how Asham was just biding his time, waiting until Beagle opened himself up. Dude knows how to make his punches count.

Bron Yr Aur 10-14-2011 12:11 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13017629)
Thoughts from tonight -

Sitting in the "lowers" for any hockey game BLOWS.

Carcillo, for now, looked pretty good. Its one game, but he had a good one. Time will surely tell with him.

Emery SUCKS.

Kane is ridiculously talented. Kid is unreal. He gets so much hype, and it still probably isn't enough.

I still don't know what to make of our 3rd pairing.

Guy behind me had no idea what hockey even was but at least he knew, and I quote, "That 85 guy really sucks."

Carcillo did well. He actually drew a penalty instead of taking any of them himself which is nice, and he made a nice little play on the boards on that beauty of a goal by Kane from Hossa. Those two will both have huge years if they stay healthy. Kane could get his 90-100 points this year.

I didn't think Emery was that bad last night. The first two goals were redirects (even tho they went through the 5-hole), the third goal was terrible, but he held firm in the 3rd period, 11/11 saves when you needed him.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 12:13 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13018121)
I didn't think Emery was that bad last night. The first two goals were redirects (even tho they went through the 5-hole), the third goal was terrible, but he held firm in the 3rd period, 11/11 saves when you needed him.

Yeah he seemed to settle in. It has to be remembered that this guy hasn't played a lot over the past three seasons and has been on a couple different teams during that time. It may take a bit at first, but he did seem to get into a groove towards the end. He's still fairly young and has potential.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 12:38 PM

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I love how people are calling the Asham/Beagle fight one-sided, making it out to seem like Asham is this huge Goliath who grabbed Beagle and forced him to fight.
According to THN.com,

Asham: 5-11/205
Beagle: 6-3/200

swordo84 10-14-2011 12:56 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
bololololololololol The perennial band-aid that is Rick DiPietro is out indefinitely with a concussion. worst. signing. ever.

Roose13 10-14-2011 01:54 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyman68 (Post 13017431)
You know how everyone got upset when the pics with Richards and Carter and the girls surfaced on the internet?

There are pics of Giroux and Briere shit-faced with a couple of girls as well (the girl, who happens to be a porn star, has her head on Briere's shoulder). Not too long after that pic is when Briere got divorced.

Hey, that was probably Richards' fault as well

You really have no idea what you're talking about.

bradshaw06 10-14-2011 01:58 PM

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Actually kind of surprised that the Asham taunt isnt getting blasted on here like it is everywhere else. Asham apologized afterward calling it classless that he taunted.

swordo84 10-14-2011 02:02 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 13018468)
Actually kind of surprised that the Asham taunt isnt getting blasted on here like it is everywhere else. Asham apologized afterward calling it classless that he taunted.

Ditto, it's all over the hockey world today. Sure, it was somewhat uncalled for but in the heat of battle you do things you otherwise wouldn't do. He instantly apologized after the game, and had already reached out to Beagle personally as well. It should be a huge non-issue imo.

Roose13 10-14-2011 02:03 PM

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It shouldn't get blasted. The taunt wasn't that bad and it was in the heat of the moment. And Asham apologized and felt he was being childish. No fine, no suspension. Just move on, people.

EDIT: And Asham is a very hard worker and very respected player in the league. He isn't a POS like another player on the Pens.

bradshaw06 10-14-2011 02:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 13018490)
Ditto, it's all over the hockey world today. Sure, it was somewhat uncalled for but in the heat of battle you do things you otherwise wouldn't do. He instantly apologized after the game, and had already reached out to Beagle personally as well. It should be a huge non-issue imo.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 13018491)
It shouldn't get blasted. The taunt wasn't that bad and it was in the heat of the moment. And Asham apologized and felt he was being childish. No fine, no suspension. Just move on, people.

EDIT: And Asham is a very hard worker and very respected player in the league. He isn't a POS like another player on the Pens.

Agreed completely. No need at all to have a tsn roundtable discussion about it.

DMBCubs25 10-14-2011 02:09 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13017629)
Thoughts from tonight -

Sitting in the "lowers" for any hockey game BLOWS.

Carcillo, for now, looked pretty good. Its one game, but he had a good one. Time will surely tell with him.

Emery SUCKS.

Kane is ridiculously talented. Kid is unreal. He gets so much hype, and it still probably isn't enough.

I still don't know what to make of our 3rd pairing.

Guy behind me had no idea what hockey even was but at least he knew, and I quote, "That 85 guy really sucks."

100 level at the UC is a good view but the atmosphere everytime I have sat there has been completely lifeless. Although I will be experiencing another 100 level atmosphere Tuesday got 4th row off the blueline for Hawks-Yotes.

I really like the way the 3rd line has been playing the past 2 games. If Frolik ever starts to finish they are going to be very dangerous this year.

One gripe I have about this team defensively is how loose the coverage is on the opposing team D at the points. Let way too many shots get through un pressured and like last night 2 of them get deflected in. Would like to see that tighten up a bit.

lockman21 10-14-2011 03:00 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DMBCubs25 (Post 13018510)
100 level at the UC is a good view but the atmosphere everytime I have sat there has been completely lifeless. Although I will be experiencing another 100 level atmosphere Tuesday got 4th row off the blueline for Hawks-Yotes.

I really like the way the 3rd line has been playing the past 2 games. If Frolik ever starts to finish they are going to be very dangerous this year.

One gripe I have about this team defensively is how loose the coverage is on the opposing team D at the points. Let way too many shots get through un pressured and like last night 2 of them get deflected in. Would like to see that tighten up a bit.

I was in 119, and the sight lines were just brutal. I kept losing the puck, and whenever the puck wasn't in my end, I couldn't see shit. Had to look up that the jumbotron.

I've been in the 100 level a couple times, but 95% of the time I'm up in the 300 level. 1000x better experience, IMO.

kev87lads 10-14-2011 03:04 PM

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Never made a post after Wednesday's game. Go Flyers. 82-0 dream alive and well!

Asham is a non-issue. The apology right after works for me. He obviously had no idea that he was "out cold" until he got to the box.

DiPietro. Needs. To. Retire. He's so unlucky that he's lucky he hasn't been hit by a bus yet. Seriously.....

dduncan6er 10-14-2011 03:08 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13018688)
I was in 119, and the sight lines were just brutal. I kept losing the puck, and whenever the puck wasn't in my end, I couldn't see shit. Had to look up that the jumbotron.

I've been in the 100 level a couple times, but 95% of the time I'm up in the 300 level. 1000x better experience, IMO.

Sitting behind the net on the lower level at any arena gives you the best vantage point imo. There's no angles where you can't see the puck.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 03:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13018709)
Sitting behind the net on the lower level at any arena gives you the best vantage point imo. There's no angles where you can't see the puck.

Yeah, but can be difficult to see action at the other end.

I love center ice, about 20 rows up.

~Crashintome89~ 10-14-2011 03:18 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13018699)
He's so unlucky that he's lucky he hasn't been hit by a bus yet. Seriously.....

Wasn't there an Islander who got hit by a car here in Philly a few seasons ago?

DrewD55 10-14-2011 03:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13018715)
Yeah, but can be difficult to see action at the other end.

I love center ice, about 20 rows up.

I've always been partial to seats about 2/3rds of the way up an arena's 100 level, ideally looking over the goalie's shoulder. Perfect vantage point of the entire ice, including the far end. 300 level works fine, too, though.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 03:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13018734)
Wasn't there an Islander who got hit by a car here in Philly a few seasons ago?

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=301565

I remember using this story as ammo with my friends for showing how tough hockey players are:lol. SOB played that very night.

lockman21 10-14-2011 03:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13018715)
Yeah, but can be difficult to see action at the other end.

I love center ice, about 20 rows up.

First couple rows of the upper deck for me.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 03:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DrewD55 (Post 13018739)
I've always been partial to seats about 2/3rds of the way up an arena's 100 level, ideally looking over the goalie's shoulder. Perfect vantage point of the entire ice, including the far end. 300 level works fine, too, though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13018777)
First couple rows of the upper deck for me.

:thumbsup:thumbsup. I guess, coming from a guy who's only been to a handful of NHL games (but a ton of AHL and ECHL:rolleyes) due to his... unfortunate... geographical location, any seat is a good seat for a pro hockey game!

kev87lads 10-14-2011 03:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13018762)
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=301565

I remember using this story as ammo with my friends for showing how tough hockey players are:lol. SOB played that very night.

That's right. I was thinking it was Trent Hunter for some reason.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 03:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13018804)
That's right. I was thinking it was Trent Hunter for some reason.

Too bad it wasn't OMGCG. There would be no truck left.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 04:15 PM

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Hmmm, interesting point of view from Brooks Laich:

Quote:

“I really don’t care about that awareness crap,” [Brooks] Laich said. “To be honest, I’m sick of hearing all this talk about concussions and about the quiet room.
“This is what we love to do. Guys love to play, they love to compete, they want to be on the ice. How do you take that away from someone? We accept that there’s going to be dangers when we play this game. We know that every time we get dressed.
“I don’t know, sometimes it just feels like we’re being babysat a little too much. We’re grown men and we should have a say in what we want to do.”
I see what he's saying... but I wonder if he'd be singing a different tune if he'd ever experienced a serious concussion. What would Paul Kariya say? Ian Lapperriere? Eric Lindros? Keith Primeau?

DynastyDrummer1 10-14-2011 04:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13017629)
Thoughts from tonight -

Sitting in the "lowers" for any hockey game BLOWS.

I always sit in the 300's at HSBC/First Niagara. I used to sit in the 100's alot but like you said, terrible sightlines.

That said, I'm heading up to Buffalo now!

Let's go Buffalo!

~Crashintome89~ 10-14-2011 05:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13018869)
Hmmm, interesting point of view from Brooks Laich:



I see what he's saying... but I wonder if he'd be singing a different tune if he'd ever experienced a serious concussion. What would Paul Kariya say? Ian Lapperriere? Eric Lindros? Keith Primeau?

in Lappy's case though he willingly went down and blocked a shot. About half those guys got concussions from head shots or dirty hits.

fonzz41 10-14-2011 05:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13018959)
in Lappy's case though he willingly went down and blocked a shot. About half those guys got concussions from head shots or dirty hits.

Yes, but then he went ahead and played, later admitting he was having symptoms. In hindsight, he may think differently now.

DrewD55 10-14-2011 05:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DynastyDrummer1 (Post 13018896)
I always sit in the 300's at HSBC/First Niagara. I used to sit in the 100's alot but like you said, terrible sightlines.

That said, I'm heading up to Buffalo now!

Let's go Buffalo!

:thumbsup Have an awesome time. I'll be watching the stream on frontrowsports. They better have a link to the MSG broadcast. I miss going to games in Buffalo. My folks had season seats from the moment the Sabres started up in 1970 until the end of last year.

bonzo48280 10-14-2011 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13018869)
Hmmm, interesting point of view from Brooks Laich:



I see what he's saying... but I wonder if he'd be singing a different tune if he'd ever experienced a serious concussion. What would Paul Kariya say? Ian Lapperriere? Eric Lindros? Keith Primeau?

we should ask them....

Anywho, was at the Hawks game last night. Followed it up with a tour of the Gold Coast (bar area for non-Chicagoans) until 4 am. Good night. Bring on the Bruins.

lockman21 10-14-2011 05:30 PM

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Mike, we're gonna have to meet up for a beer at one of these games this season.

bonzo48280 10-14-2011 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13019011)
Mike, we're gonna have to meet up for a beer at one of these games this season.

yeah the next time I can find the time to make it to a game we should definitely do that, I don't know why we haven't before. I'm going to be at less games this year with medic school starting a week from Monday. The only game I have lined up so far is down in STL the first weekend in December.

DrewD55 10-14-2011 08:46 PM

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Streaming the Buffalo broadcast of the Sabres' home opener. RJ (Sabres' announcer, for those of you not following them) just introduced the entire team and staff. Amazing that I recognized the name of the Sabres' head equipment manager from my years as a kid reading Goal! magazine (I think most, if not every, NHL franchise used it as their game program, with local modifications made). Same dude that was behind the bench at my first game in 1983 is still there.

Nice sellout crowd at the First Niagara Center (another new name--not as easy to nickname as Marine Midland Arena or HSBC Arena were--all the same naming contract, by the way, just that the bank keeps getting sold). Wish I were there.

efraser77 10-14-2011 09:19 PM

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Neil Young, you are dead to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXkZnAqKDYo

P.S. I look forward to seeing you at Bridge School.

bonzo48280 10-14-2011 10:00 PM

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Neil Young is so awesome

DrewD55 10-14-2011 10:15 PM

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Fucking Sabres power play. Last I checked, it was supposed to give the team on the power play the advantage. Two shorties in one game: not good. Glad I was running to the to the corner store when the second one happened...:BANG

tball123 10-14-2011 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by DrewD55 (Post 13019512)
Fucking Sabres power play. Last I checked, it was supposed to give the team on the power play the advantage. Two shorties in one game: not good. Glad I was running to the to the corner store when the second one happened...:BANG

Go Sabres!

Haven't been in this thread since last season. It's definitely weird seeing Leino wear #23.

DrewD55 10-14-2011 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by tball123 (Post 13019516)
Go Sabres!

Haven't been in this thread since last season. It's definitely weird seeing Leino wear #23.

He did well on the trip to Europe--goal in the first game of the season. Been a nice addition to the team so far. MSG just showed a shot of the Sabres' locker room going into the intermission commercial break. Sabres' Facebook page had been posting pictures of the renovation all summer, and damn, if that thing doesn't look fantastic. Uncle Terry's spending money everywhere.

tball123 10-14-2011 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by DrewD55 (Post 13019528)
He did well on the trip to Europe--goal in the first game of the season. Been a nice addition to the team so far. MSG just showed a shot of the Sabres' locker room going into the intermission commercial break. Sabres' Facebook page had been posting pictures of the renovation all summer, and damn, if that thing doesn't look fantastic. Uncle Terry's spending money everywhere.

Yup. I'm definitely greatful for Tom Golisano for saving the team but Terry is really spending money.

DrewD55 10-14-2011 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by tball123 (Post 13019552)
Yup. I'm definitely greatful for Tom Golisano for saving the team but Terry is really spending money.

Golisano was an angel for the team: bought them out of bankruptcy/Adelphia financial mis-dealings, lowered ticket prices to give the average Sabres fan the chance to go to a game (I was talking with my dad earlier tonight about how quiet the arena was the first couple of seasons; simply put: rich people (the only ones who could get seats the first few years at the Bank Building) don't yell the way most hockey fans in Western New York do), but I love the way Terry's thrown money around. Would have liked another top line All-Star forward signed at some point, but he's put money behind more good off-season acquisitions than anyone else this year. There's a reason that 10/12 of the ESPN hockey analysts have us winning the Northeast this season.

tball123 10-14-2011 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by DrewD55 (Post 13019557)
Golisano was an angel for the team: bought them out of bankruptcy/Adelphia financial mis-dealings, lowered ticket prices to give the average Sabres fan the chance to go to a game (I was talking with my dad earlier tonight about how quiet the arena was the first couple of seasons; simply put: rich people (the only ones who could get seats the first few years at the Bank Building) don't yell the way most hockey fans in Western New York do), but I love the way Terry's thrown money around. Would have liked another top line All-Star forward signed at some point, but he's put money behind more good off-season acquisitions than anyone else this year. There's a reason that 10/12 of the ESPN hockey analysts have us winning the Northeast this season.

:thumbsup :thumbsup

Wait....ESPN has hockey analysts?! :p

DrewD55 10-14-2011 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by tball123 (Post 13019565)
:thumbsup :thumbsup

Wait....ESPN has hockey analysts?! :p

:lol Outside of Barry Melrose and Matthew Barnaby (the latter still baffles my mind; an ex-Sabres scrapper doesn't quite fit the profile of a guy in a suit offering hockey analysis. Of course, Rob Ray does the same thing for MSG, so I guess "Why the hell not?" is the question), they don't let many of them on camera.

And while I was typing, Dreeeeeeew Stafford scores!!! 'Bout damn time. Tyler Myers totally created that one. Love the way that guy plays in the offensive zone.

ETA: Augh. Sonofabitch!! Damn lousy penalty kill, right there. As good as the special teams were in Europe, they've been terrible tonight.

tball123 10-14-2011 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by DrewD55 (Post 13019600)
:lol Outside of Barry Melrose and Matthew Barnaby (the latter still baffles my mind; an ex-Sabres scrapper doesn't quite fit the profile of a guy in a suit offering hockey analysis. Of course, Rob Ray does the same thing for MSG, so I guess "Why the hell not?" is the question), they don't let many of them on camera.

And while I was typing, Dreeeeeeew Stafford scores!!! 'Bout damn time. Tyler Myers totally created that one. Love the way that guy plays in the offensive zone.

ETA: Augh. Sonofabitch!! Damn lousy penalty kill, right there. As good as the special teams were in Europe, they've been terrible tonight.

Damn, that was a sloppy 3rd period. Power Play was awful tonight. So much for 82-0-0. :trap

DrewD55 10-14-2011 11:20 PM

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Damn. 42 shots on goal for Buffalo. Cam Ward made a lot of difference for Carolina in that one, but no team that gives up two shorthanded goals in one game should be winning. Next four on the road. Trying to get some extra cash together for when they're here in South Florida next Thursday.

~Crashintome89~ 10-15-2011 12:48 AM

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I went to a bar in Olde City and nearly jumped for joy because every TV had NHL network on. :lol

DynastyDrummer1 10-15-2011 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by DrewD55 (Post 13018967)
:thumbsup Have an awesome time. I'll be watching the stream on frontrowsports. They better have a link to the MSG broadcast. I miss going to games in Buffalo. My folks had season seats from the moment the Sabres started up in 1970 until the end of last year.

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Originally Posted by DrewD55 (Post 13019512)
Fucking Sabres power play. Last I checked, it was supposed to give the team on the power play the advantage. Two shorties in one game: not good. Glad I was running to the to the corner store when the second one happened...:BANG

Cam Ward was on fire all night, made Miller look mediocre.

Gragnani was terrible, Vanek couldn't do anything right, and Adam probably could've gotten back on one of the SH goals.

0/7 on the power play. We looked terrible all night after the 1st period.

joepsu0985 10-15-2011 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by DynastyDrummer1 (Post 13018896)
I always sit in the 300's at HSBC/First Niagara. I used to sit in the 100's alot but like you said, terrible sightlines.

That said, I'm heading up to Buffalo now!

Let's go Buffalo!

I always sit higher up at CONSOL. I hate not being able to see the plays form. It's awesome when you can see a scoring chance start from your own end and know it's going to be an opportunity.

dduncan6er 10-15-2011 02:18 PM

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Hawks are going down tonight.

salrx95 10-15-2011 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13018762)
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=301565

I remember using this story as ammo with my friends for showing how tough hockey players are:lol. SOB played that very night.

Witt was one of the toughest guys I've ever seen play. He would block a Chara like missle and not miss a shift. It was not a car, I think it was a Suburban and that truck had no chance. He actually really didn't like to talk about. People were making such a big deal of it.

As a side note, Big game tonight in this early season. Isles-Rags never gets old. One of the best rivalries in sports.

bonzo48280 10-15-2011 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13020376)
Hawks are going down tonight.

hilarious

DMBCubs25 10-15-2011 02:59 PM

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So Hossa more than likely out tonight, guy must be made of glass dear lord.

bonzo48280 10-15-2011 03:40 PM

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eh, it's a minor injury. Put me under the un-worried category.

dduncan6er 10-15-2011 03:56 PM

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It'll be interesting to see if Thornton calls out the hawks players that was chirping last year when he got cut by the skate. I think john Scott said he'd take care of Thornton if he tried anything. And Thornton responded by asking who the hell john Scott is. :lol

bonzo48280 10-15-2011 04:14 PM

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Scott is probably playing tonight. If Thornton doesn't know who he is, just show him this video, or any of the other fights he has been in that he has never lost: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=985bd9nTDGA

dduncan6er 10-15-2011 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13020509)
Scott is probably playing tonight. If Thornton doesn't know who he is, just show him this video, or any of the other fights he has been in that he has never lost: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=985bd9nTDGA

Thornton can hold his own against anyone in the league. And unlike most other goons he can actually play hockey.

JRS1386 10-15-2011 04:42 PM

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Hawks suck

Bron Yr Aur 10-15-2011 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13020463)
eh, it's a minor injury. Put me under the un-worried category.

Anytime he is out with any kind of injury, especially "upper body," it should be a concern. You hope his shoulder isn't bothering because he finally seems to have his slapper back. Honestly our lineup without him looks pretty damn mediocre.

Kane can't be playing C tonight if Hossa's out, though, right? No way. Please, no, Q. Any line consistinf of Kane with some of Carcillo/Stalberg/Olesz/Brunette would be the worst defensive line in the league.

monkeyman68 10-15-2011 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13017759)
Whoa, someone has it out for Briere.

While I don't deny that the picture or situation exists, let's be real here for a second. Briere has two kids, do you really think he's spending all of his time with alleged porn stars? My guess is no. Briere is a grounded individual, much more than Richards is at the moment. And why do I think that? Because Briere is older, has a family, and seems much more involved in the community than Richards ever was during his time here.

Another thing, it appears to me that you were implying the photo might have something to do with his divorce. While I don't condone their actions, one possible explanation might be that Briere around this time might have found out that his wife was cheating on him with that state trooper.

Nah, I like Briere. In fact, he's probably one of my favorite players on the team.

You missed the point. You seem to be one of the people that seem to think that Richards was the worst thing to happen to the chemistry on the Flyers since Lindros' parents. This is pretty funny by itself because you never missed a chance to rip Richards before the Cup run. After the Cup run, you were singing Richards' praises throughout the season. Once the season ended, you were back to ripping him again. Simple question: if Richards was as bad as you think he is, why was his GM about to cry on the day he traded him? I bet he was overcome with tears of joy since he was finally able to get that cancer off the team.

My problem is really with the Philly media. The media didn't like Richards and Richards didn't like the media. As soon as those pics of Richards and Carter hit the 'net, they went to town on the theme that Richards and Carter were immature and that they were partying too much.

The funny thing is they didn't write anything about the pic of Briere and Girioux. It was the same situation as the Richards/Carter picture: players out drinking during the season with some girls. The only difference is that it was with a porn star (not alledged btw) instead of college girls.

The media had a huge axe to grind with Richards and they held him (and Carter to a lesser extent) to a much different standard than the rest of the team.

I'm just tired of hearing how bad an influence Richards was on the team. No one was saying that after '10.....


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Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 13018447)
You really have no idea what you're talking about.

You got me. I photoshopped Giroux and Briere into that picture


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