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TMoore4075 11-02-2015 11:00 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16182386)
It's not even a macho hockey thing for me though, I consider football and soccer every bit as grueling. There's obviously a lot of skill involved in playing baseball, but unless you pitch, it's not exactly non stop physical activity while you're on the field. The fact that they can even play 162 times emphasizes this.

Yeah catching is the one position where I think it could be tough. Pitching a game can be tough but if you're a starter you then get a few days off. But I mean you could in theory stand in the outfield and not see a ball your way for a couple innings in theory. Even the NBA, which while it's not as physical as the 80's or early 90's, is still more physical. I'm with you on the 162 games. If it was so grueling, they wouldn't play that many games. I'm guessing they could afford to cut some when you look at all the empty seats at a lot of games in April and May.

Again, not trying to minimize what they do but sorry getting all crazy and spraying champagne for just making the playoffs and then for each round?

fonzz41 11-02-2015 11:19 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16182302)
I've always given baseball a pass for having champagne victories after each series. It's a grueling and long schedule.

Huh, sounds like an NHL playoff series.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 16182370)
A 162-game schedule is incredibly taxing, regardless how physical the sport is.

Come on guys, don't feed the Napoleon Complex stereotype hockey fans have with petty mocking of baseball. Seriously.

Oh come on buddy, we're just having fun.

I watch VERY little baseball (to be precise, this season I watched four innings total: 9 thru 12 of this year's WS), so as I was watching, I was reminded just how talented baseball players are at their sport. It really is a game of intricacies, and I'm impressed with how they can perform.

However, that doesn't mean I have to enjoy watching it. I was bored out of my mind. Definitely the only way to watch baseball is while you're doing something else.

aeroshady 11-02-2015 11:45 AM

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Lets be honest here when it comes to levels of grueling...

Round 1 Seven Game Series NHL > Entire post season MLB.

That is why it is weird that they celebrate everything in baseball. The Wild Card is only one game. The first round only goes 5 at most. You just can't compare this to the NHL having 4 seven game series to win the cup

barbogast 11-02-2015 12:34 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16182493)
Lets be honest here when it comes to levels of grueling...

Round 1 Seven Game Series NHL > Entire post season MLB.

That is why it is weird that they celebrate everything in baseball. The Wild Card is only one game. The first round only goes 5 at most. You just can't compare this to the NHL having 4 seven game series to win the cup

This is another that seems weird to me about MLB. They pack the regular season with as many games as they can possibly fit, and then when they finally get to their playoff games (i.e. the ones casual sports fans will be interested in), they cut it to best of 5 for the first round. Seems odd.

TMoore4075 11-02-2015 02:57 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16182542)
This is another that seems weird to me about MLB. They pack the regular season with as many games as they can possibly fit, and then when they finally get to their playoff games (i.e. the ones casual sports fans will be interested in), they cut it to best of 5 for the first round. Seems odd.

Hell, there used to only be 5 games for the league championship series and that was the "first round."

dmbetc 11-02-2015 03:00 PM

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By no means was I saying that baseball isn't a tough sport and they do have an extremely long season. But, as others have said, the NHL postseason is just as (probably more) "grueling". I believe it is a lot harder to advance rounds in NHL postseason than MLB.

In the end, it doesn't matter. Just looks stupid to me. Celebrate in private, as I am sure all teams of other sports do when they advance rounds. Save the big televised celebration for when you win it all.

kev87lads 11-02-2015 03:19 PM

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I hate the champagne and over celebration of players and teams after each round in baseball. After the LCS and WS is fine. But anything before is ridiculous. Would say the same about all the other sports as well.

And to be fair about the trophy presentation from last night. It was inside because the visiting team won and they do it that way for safety purposes now I believe. In hockey, it's harder for a fan to get on the ice whereas baseball the whole stadium is wide open.

Dramageek 11-02-2015 03:32 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16182493)
Lets be honest here when it comes to levels of grueling...

Round 1 Seven Game Series NHL > Entire post season MLB.

That is why it is weird that they celebrate everything in baseball. The Wild Card is only one game. The first round only goes 5 at most. You just can't compare this to the NHL having 4 seven game series to win the cup

Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16182542)
This is another that seems weird to me about MLB. They pack the regular season with as many games as they can possibly fit, and then when they finally get to their playoff games (i.e. the ones casual sports fans will be interested in), they cut it to best of 5 for the first round. Seems odd.

To go with what Tim said above, baseball didn't have any rounds of the playoffs outside of the World Series until about 1969. A team from the National and American Leagues had to win their respective league in the regular season to make the World Series. I would imagine that's one of the reasons that the regular season has so many games.

The Wild Card/Divisional Series round wasn't introduced until the mid-1990's, and many "purists" thought that much was sacrilegious. Baseball's long history and resistance to change are reasons for its seemingly odd postseason.

TMoore4075 11-02-2015 03:56 PM

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Stone suspended two games. It was an illegal hit but I'm ok with 2 games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQgLaKS8WRU

~Crashintome89~ 11-02-2015 05:08 PM

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oh god, enough with the baseball talk already.

Alazais 11-03-2015 10:03 AM

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Leafs win their second game! WE'RE GONNA WIN THE CUP!

TMoore4075 11-03-2015 10:08 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Alazais (Post 16183250)
Leafs win their second game! WE'RE GONNA WIN THE CUP!

Babcock the savior!

hailtopitt 11-03-2015 10:37 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16182790)
oh god, enough with the baseball talk already.

my thoughts exactly

they are different sports filled with different personalities and different ways of celebrating

neither is better or worse, move on

Roose13 11-03-2015 01:24 PM

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Jesus, thank you.

Lcsulla 11-03-2015 01:35 PM

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Nice way to end the Kings winning streak. Same old story, Toews and Kane netting goals and setting up others to secure a comeback win.

Bickell shipped to the UFA, Dano brought up.

Woman who accused Kane or rape signed a statement declining to prosecute citing stress. Pretty sure this will not to to a grand jury now much less a trial: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/c...gations-110315

lockman21 11-03-2015 01:57 PM

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I can't wait for Comcast to fix their fuck up so I can actually have internet in my home again, and talk to you fools.

UCFish 11-03-2015 03:58 PM

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How long have you not had internet?

That would not work for me.

TMoore4075 11-03-2015 04:00 PM

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A cool story, if you haven't heard it before, about how the Wings ended up with Lidstrom. Heard weird stories like this back then. In today's age, this would never happen.

http://weyburnthisweek.com/sports/li...eman-1.2102236

dmbetc 11-03-2015 04:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16183490)
I can't wait for Comcast to fix their fuck up so I can actually have internet in my home again, and talk to you fools.

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCFish (Post 16183643)
How long have you not had internet?

That would not work for me.

Good game last night bros. Of course it had to be the Hawks that ended the Kings streak.

UCFish 11-03-2015 04:13 PM

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I enjoy the twitter back and forth between Bailey and CM punk.

TMoore4075 11-03-2015 11:11 PM

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Suck it, Tampa. Larkin with his second straight game-winning goal. Not bad kid.

swordo84 11-03-2015 11:56 PM

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Fuck balls. McDavid just got his shoulder mangled going into the boards hard.



....is it time for spring training yet?

swordo84 11-04-2015 12:02 AM

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McDavid goes boom.

https://twitter.com/myregularface/st...54452009857024

mr.MikeD 11-04-2015 12:53 AM

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Well it was fun to watch while it lasted. Hopefully not serious.
Decent game by the oilers though, some positives there for sure.

swordo84 11-04-2015 12:59 AM

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@EdmontonOilers
Coach McLellan says @cmcdavid97 has an upper-body injury that will keep him out long term.


What a shit sandwich.



Good game tonight though. The Oil can certainly show signs of promise. The problem is it's not likely sustainable. Ah well, used to it by now.

TMoore4075 11-04-2015 07:11 AM

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Wow that's awful. Oilers can't catch a break. Might finally get the #1 pick that lives up to the hype and this happens.

Rebecca De Mornay 11-04-2015 07:23 AM

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jackets babY!!@!

Rebecca De Mornay 11-04-2015 07:24 AM

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terrible news on McDavid, bad for the NHL as a whole, didn't see how it happened yet, hope it wasn't a product of this #garageleague

Rebecca De Mornay 11-04-2015 07:33 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16183949)
Suck it, Tampa. Larkin with his second straight game-winning goal. Not bad kid.

detroit all the way up to 29th in the league in corsi!!

TMoore4075 11-04-2015 09:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 16184079)
detroit all the way up to 29th in the league in corsi!!

Jackets all they way up to 30th in the league.

TMoore4075 11-04-2015 09:39 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16184107)
Jackets all they way up to 30th in the league.

And to be clear, in standings...where it matters.


So as we talk about a winning franchise, not the Jackets, Olympia Entertainment announced a few things about the new arena.

http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=786180

This is gonna be so sweet. I love The Joe for the atmosphere and the sight-lines, but it's a shit hole. This place is gonna be so awesome. Probably won't be able to get tickets to the home opener, unless at a huge mark-up, cause you know they'll make it as only part of season ticket packages or some crap, but I'll be at one of the first ones for sure.

aeroshady 11-04-2015 09:49 AM

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Caps fans are quiet in here today...

TMoore4075 11-04-2015 09:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16184125)
Caps fans are quiet in here today...

All one of them? Brohan doesn't count.

space_raven 11-04-2015 09:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16184125)
Caps fans are quiet in here today...

:thumbsup

aclark0622 11-04-2015 10:03 AM

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Seguin with the hat trick. How poetic.

barbogast 11-04-2015 10:18 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16184125)
Caps fans are quiet in here today...

Actually the Caps didn't look completely awful last night. Inept and perhaps a bit of nervousness since MSG has been ugly to them. But the fact is for long stretches, probably even the majority of the game, they were the better team. But they had no confidence as a team last night and far too many sloppy moments. Unfortunately, the Rangers had the confidence and took advantage of the opportunities they got big time. Holtby had a shaky game and Henrik badly outplayed him. But there were bright spots for the Caps. Ovie had a good game. Burakovsky had a few chances. John Carlson has continued to impress and both Dimitry Orlov and Nate Schmidt have started really putting in solid minutes. Obviously last night wasn't ideal and the Caps were definitely sloppy, but it wasn't like the Rangers took em to the house anywhere other than the scoreboard. I mean the Caps outshot the Rangers 14-2 in the second and got outscored 2-1. So sometimes shit happens.

~Crashintome89~ 11-04-2015 10:21 AM

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we killed mcdavid.

aeroshady 11-04-2015 10:24 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16184144)
Actually the Caps didn't look completely awful last night. Inept and perhaps a bit of nervousness since MSG has been ugly to them. But the fact is for long stretches, probably even the majority of the game, they were the better team. But they had no confidence as a team last night and far too many sloppy moments. Unfortunately, the Rangers had the confidence and took advantage of the opportunities they got big time. Holtby had a shaky game and Henrik badly outplayed him. But there were bright spots for the Caps. Ovie had a good game. Burakovsky had a few chances. John Carlson has continued to impress and both Dimitry Orlov and Nate Schmidt have started really putting in solid minutes. Obviously last night wasn't ideal and the Caps were definitely sloppy, but it wasn't like the Rangers took em to the house anywhere other than the scoreboard. I mean the Caps outshot the Rangers 14-2 in the second and got outscored 2-1. So sometimes shit happens.


Only place it matters :hump


Obviously I am only joking around with you. Caps are for real this year. Just glad to know the Rangers are still pretty good themselves and can still win big games against some of the hotter teams in East.

No one will be surprised if it comes down to these two teams meeting in the playoffs again.

Alazais 11-04-2015 11:04 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16184148)
we killed mcdavid.

Brutal. Leave it to the Flyers to ruin everything.

Roose13 11-04-2015 11:06 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16184148)
we killed mcdavid.

I wish we would have killed our own defense instead.

TMoore4075 11-04-2015 11:13 AM

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The hit was just fluky. He fell and then just got sandwiched into the boards. You could tell the one Flyers D-man felt bad cause he checked on him.

fonzz41 11-04-2015 11:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16184148)
we killed mcdavid.

You killed Christmas.

TMoore4075 11-04-2015 01:37 PM

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McDavid "out months." Way to go Flyers.

ryguy469 11-04-2015 02:09 PM

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Typical Philly. Can never let anyone else enjoy a good thing

Dramageek 11-04-2015 02:48 PM

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A broken clavicle. Yikes. Good job, Philly!

dmbetc 11-04-2015 03:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16184148)
we killed mcdavid.

How's that fantasy pick up looking now!!!!!! :o

TMoore4075 11-04-2015 03:48 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16184350)
How's that fantasy pick up looking now!!!!!! :o

Oh yeah, damn. Good point.

dmbetc 11-04-2015 03:50 PM

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Just giving him shit because I dropped McDavid after the first week :lol Guess I just had a feeling.

TMoore4075 11-04-2015 03:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16184398)
Just giving him shit because I dropped McDavid after the first week :lol Guess I just had a feeling.

You said "Playing Philly in November...won't make it out alive."

barbogast 11-05-2015 08:42 AM

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Corey Perry's celebration after his goal last night was perfect

TMoore4075 11-05-2015 09:14 AM

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Turned the Hawks/Blues game off at 3-1 and it just seemed like not the Blues night. To see the score this morning, and the fact that the Hawks were up 5-2 not long after I turned the game off, to say I was surprised is an understatement.

Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16184956)
Corey Perry's celebration after his goal last night was perfect

Ha. I hate him but he's gotta feel much better now.

lockman21 11-05-2015 10:20 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by UCFish (Post 16183643)
How long have you not had internet?

That would not work for me.

Three weeks this Saturday. Sitting at my apartment now waiting for these bumbling idiots. Two appointments today. Between 8-noon and 3-5.

Fuckin' Comcast.

Lcsulla 11-05-2015 12:24 PM

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The Patrick Kane saga is over, the district attorney stated Kane will not even face a grand jury.

Tough loss last night, we just blew that one! Counting the days until Keith comes back!

lockman21 11-05-2015 01:47 PM

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The fact that the DA came out and said this:

"The totality of the credible evidence--the proof--does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant's allegation that she was raped by Patrick Kane and this so-called "case" is rife with reasonable doubt. Accordingly, the Office of the Erie County District Attorney will not present this matter to an Erie County Grand Jury."

Is pretty crazy. Calling it a "so-called case".

salrx95 11-05-2015 04:16 PM

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I miss my captain. Things are not the same without him.

dmbetc 11-05-2015 04:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16184956)
Corey Perry's celebration after his goal last night was perfect

fail not posting a link
https://twitter.com/myregularface/st...51304299618304

He's the worst

lockman21 11-05-2015 05:13 PM

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I have internet!

rconverse 11-05-2015 05:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16185291)
The fact that the DA came out and said this:

"The totality of the credible evidence--the proof--does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant's allegation that she was raped by Patrick Kane and this so-called "case" is rife with reasonable doubt. Accordingly, the Office of the Erie County District Attorney will not present this matter to an Erie County Grand Jury."

Is pretty crazy. Calling it a "so-called case".

What's the recourse against the woman that was clearly lying? Wasn't he taken off the front of NHL 2016? I'm sure that cost him some money? What about endorsements?

JRS1386 11-05-2015 06:16 PM

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There is zero chance he goes after her. Bad pr

barbogast 11-05-2015 06:43 PM

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Yeah I mean it sucks for Kane a lot that this happened and is totally unfair to him, but it would be a terrible look if he pursued legal action against her. Just let it go and continue dominating the NHL. This will be forgotten entirely by this time next year.

gocubsgo3822 11-05-2015 06:44 PM

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They should go after her and prosecute.

dmbetc 11-05-2015 07:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16185562)
I have internet!

oh great......

lockman21 11-05-2015 08:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16185662)
oh great......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Ezf9BbIYk

JRS1386 11-05-2015 08:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16185562)
I have internet!

I read this as "I have porn!"

DMBZeppelin 11-05-2015 09:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gocubsgo3822 (Post 16185617)
They should go after her and prosecute.

That would be dumb on his part.

Not to mention they'd have to prove she lied. I don't know how you go about doing that. Rape cases are usually hard to prove either way unless it was violent.

~Crashintome89~ 11-05-2015 11:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gocubsgo3822 (Post 16185617)
They should go after her and prosecute.

The last thing I want to do is reply to a post of yours about Patrick Kane, but I have add this:

If he goes on to sue her in a civil case, the results and the evidence in the criminal case are open to the public. Kane doesn't want that to happen, and I even think his lawyer even said there won't be a course of action with regards to the victim.

Rebecca De Mornay 11-06-2015 08:15 AM

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#jacketsin5

Amazing game last night, Lucic is just a horrible addition to the kings though, he's such a piece of shit. If the jackets ever played the kings in a 7 game series (:lol) I don't think anyone on either team would survive.

kev87lads 11-06-2015 01:54 PM

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Flyers lose again in OT. As predicted. They stink.

lockman21 11-06-2015 02:05 PM

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#stevemasontop3goalie

dmbetc 11-06-2015 02:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 16185842)
#jacketsin5

Amazing game last night, Lucic is just a horrible addition to the kings though, he's such a piece of shit. If the jackets ever played the kings in a 7 game series (:lol) I don't think anyone on either team would survive.

:thumbsup:thumbsup to all of this. Except the first sentence.

TMoore4075 11-06-2015 08:38 PM

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OMG D3 is on! lol

lockman21 11-06-2015 08:49 PM

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You have to yank Crawford here between periods.

He's let in 7 goals in 3 periods.

TMoore4075 11-06-2015 09:03 PM

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Congrats on goal #300 for Henrik Zetterberg. Second favorite player behind Stevie Y.

TMoore4075 11-06-2015 11:05 PM

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The dude who beats Babcock in OT is the guy who he benched a lot the last two years. lol I'll take the points until Pavel gets back.

aeroshady 11-08-2015 01:28 PM

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Rangers keep on rolling! Looking good early in the season!

Roose13 11-08-2015 03:56 PM

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About damn time the horrendous Flyers won.

aeroshady 11-09-2015 10:55 AM

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Good morning hockey fans! I am feeling pretty good about the status of my team. Tell me about the status of your team. Something positive and something negative.

I'll start:

Positive: Rangers are 10-2-2, have a nice winning streak going, and look like a team that can win any game during the regular season.

Negative: It is early November, regular season champion doesn't mean anything, I have not been to a game yet.

Dramageek 11-09-2015 11:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16187632)
Good morning hockey fans! I am feeling pretty good about the status of my team. Tell me about the status of your team. Something positive and something negative.

I'll start:

Positive: Rangers are 10-2-2, have a nice winning streak going, and look like a team that can win any game during the regular season.

Negative: It is early November, regular season champion doesn't mean anything, I have not been to a game yet.

Positive: After a disastrous start, the Pens went on a 6-1 tear and have some semblance of an identity. Despite a loss this past Saturday, Fleury is standing on his head.

Negative: Score more goals dammit! You still need to score some goals to win games. Being near the bottom of the league in Goals For is disturbing when Crosby, Malkin and Kessel are on your team.

barbogast 11-09-2015 11:15 AM

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Positives: The 10-3 record. That's a great start and those are important. Evgeny Kuznetsov, seemingly in the midst of a real breakout season. The way Oshie and Williams have fit in. The play of the top 6 overall. Nate Schmidt and Dimitry Orlov. John Carlson.

Negatives: The power play over the last three weeks. While I'm confident they'll snap out of it, it is ugly right now. Braden Holtby has been strong, but the tiniest bit inconsistent and the Rangers game wasn't great for him. Speaking of, the Rangers game was a big negative so far. They came in rolling but still seemed a little overwhelmed at the Garden.

I'd say 87% positive so far and 13% negative for the Caps.

TMoore4075 11-09-2015 11:45 AM

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For my team:

Negatives....can't score and have trouble at times giving up too many shots.

Positive...they are only 2 points out of 2nd in the Atlantic and aren't healthy yet and haven't been 100% yet this season. Pavel is back in a week to week and a half. Stay at this distance and I think they'll be just fine. Also the goaltending has been great..pretty much as expected. Sadly Howie took a knee to the head yesterday and had to leave the game. Haven't heard an update on him yet.

TMoore4075 11-09-2015 11:57 AM

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Oh so you guys see this shit going down in Flint with the Firebirds? Whole team walked out, through down jerseys and everything, after the coaches were fired. One of the players that "quit" was the owners own son.

barbogast 11-09-2015 12:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16187721)
Oh so you guys see this shit going down in Flint with the Firebirds? Whole team walked out, through down jerseys and everything, after the coaches were fired. One of the players that "quit" was the owners own son.

I just saw about that. That's nuts. From what I understand the lack of ice time for the owner's son is the reason the coaches were fired. Then the kid joins the team in the walkout. Crazy stuff.

Lcsulla 11-09-2015 12:15 PM

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Positives: First and foremost Patrick Kane is off to an amazing start - last night he had a goal and 3 assists which makes him the NHL leader in points and goals while being second by 1 in assists. Panarin seems to have just fit right in, great addition. Penalty killing unit is doing very well. Nice to see Hossa back last night as well.

Negatives: Crawford is hit or miss, sometimes nothing gets by the guy but other times (like against the Blues) he can blow it for us. Power play could use a little work and we need to limit the stupid penalties that do not benefit the Hawks. TVR is like Crawford, up or down. Toews has to step it up more. Still counting the days until Keith returns to lessen the burden on the other defenders - happy to see he has begun skating drills though, hopefully he will be back and hungry sooner than anyone thought.

TMoore4075 11-09-2015 02:18 PM

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Datsyuk skated with the top line today. Not ready for tomorrow but sure looks to be closer.

TMoore4075 11-09-2015 04:11 PM

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Here is the story of the Flint Firebirds...

http://www.tsn.ca/mondaymustread-fli...otest-1.390508

Totally fucked up.

~Crashintome89~ 11-09-2015 05:41 PM

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Puck Daddy has a great write-up on Fedorov being inducted to the HHOF.

Forgot he won the Hart and the Selke in the same season.

dmbetc 11-09-2015 06:20 PM

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LA Kings:

Positive - Came back and fixed an awful start and are now 1st in the pacific. Finally scoring some goals consistently. Carter/Toffoli line doing it again.
Negatives - Dustin Brown and Marian Gaborik:BANG:BANG:BANG

dmbetc 11-09-2015 06:32 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16188095)
Here is the story of the Flint Firebirds...

http://www.tsn.ca/mondaymustread-fli...otest-1.390508

Totally fucked up.

That's crazy. Hockey parents are the worst. This is something you do in pee-wee hockey, not the OHL.

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In fact, Gruden expressed concerns about potential family conflicts during his hiring process, but was given assurances by Nilsen that he would not meddle.
just a shitty situation for coaches and players.

dmbetc 11-09-2015 06:37 PM

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On a somewhat related note, this book is on my wishlist:

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/f...p-about-abuse/

swordo84 11-09-2015 06:53 PM

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Oilers:
++: They can and do compete with a lot of top level teams.
--: Compete =/= wins. Also, Connor McDavid's broken collarbone is a huge negative.

That story about Flint is bananas!!

~Crashintome89~ 11-09-2015 10:59 PM

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looks like Lindros is going to finally get his due and make into the Hall of Fame next year.

TMoore4075 11-10-2015 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16188182)
Puck Daddy has a great write-up on Fedorov being inducted to the HHOF.

Forgot he won the Hart and the Selke in the same season.

He dominated that year. I still think he could have been better while here. He didn't bring it every night. You would see him at times dominate a team by himself and then would be nowhere the next game.

It ended badly here when he walked away from $10mil a year to stay with the Wings. You kinda new he was gonna bolt after the offer sheet from the Canes in 98. Ownership and fans were pretty pissed. They never really got over it until the Winter Classic when he came back and played the alumni game. I've heard people say he should have retired a Wing and his career went downhill after he left. The last part is true. He could have kept his career going staying here with guys like Datsuk and Zetterberg. The problem is though, he would have been here past the lockout of 05. They wouldn't have been able to keep him with a huge cap hit. Maybe feelings wouldn't have been hurt as much but he would have been bought out in the summer of 05. Things worked out just fine for the Wings.
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Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16188230)
That's crazy. Hockey parents are the worst. This is something you do in pee-wee hockey, not the OHL.



just a shitty situation for coaches and players.

What do they do now with the coaches back? The league is gonna question everything the owner does and the coaches have to keep looking over their shoulders. I can't say I'd want to come back to that situation if I was the coach.

barbogast 11-10-2015 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16188654)
He dominated that year. I still think he could have been better while here. He didn't bring it every night. You would see him at times dominate a team by himself and then would be nowhere the next game.

It ended badly here when he walked away from $10mil a year to stay with the Wings. You kinda new he was gonna bolt after the offer sheet from the Canes in 98. Ownership and fans were pretty pissed. They never really got over it until the Winter Classic when he came back and played the alumni game. I've heard people say he should have retired a Wing and his career went downhill after he left. The last part is true. He could have kept his career going staying here with guys like Datsuk and Zetterberg. The problem is though, he would have been here past the lockout of 05. They wouldn't have been able to keep him with a huge cap hit. Maybe feelings wouldn't have been hurt as much but he would have been bought out in the summer of 05. Things worked out just fine for the Wings.

While true, Sergei has said many times he enjoyed his time as a Cap greatly and that hockey hadn't been "fun" since he left Detroit until he got to Washington. I know he was only there for like two years but he had a big impact on the team and fanbase. Plus his final NHL goal will always be an all time favorite of mine.

Basically, <3 Federov <3

fonzz41 11-10-2015 01:33 PM

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Positives: MacKinnon is officially over his slump from last season. Landeskog is rounding out to be one of the best all-around players in the league. Jack Skille has been everything they'd hoped he'd be as a bottom 6 energy player. Reto Berra is better than last year.

Negatives: Everything else. A lot of good talent on this team, but not much fight. I don't know if it's lack of confidence, a bad system, or what. But this team is too talented to play this way. The swagger of two seasons ago is completely gone.

Reading some posts from Adrian Dater, who's pretty dialed in with the team. Says he's heard Avs are asking around about both Varlamov and Duchene (not surprised by the latter). The Avs are going on a 7-game road trip, and Dater is saying the team is planning for a shake-up if things don't at least start to turn around during the trip. Roy's job, again according to Dater, is safe. Hmm.

Also, if things don't turn around (and maybe even if they do), he's expecting Iggy to be gone at the deadline to a contender. This wouldn't surprise me.

Of course, reporters talk. Who knows.

TMoore4075 11-10-2015 08:51 PM

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Wings scored sorta.... Toronto actually wanted to review something but then said it was inconclusive but it was in the net just not a shot that showed 100%.

barbogast 11-10-2015 11:05 PM

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Petr Mrazek doing his best Dominik Hasek impersonation tonight. What a game he just had.

TMoore4075 11-10-2015 11:06 PM

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So with the Lightning losing to the Sabres, Wings are now 3rd in the Atlantic. With 4 wins in 5 games they have as many wins in 5 games as the Jackets have all year. But hey....Corsi. ;-)

TMoore4075 11-11-2015 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16189665)
So with the Lightning losing to the Sabres, Wings are now 3rd in the Atlantic. With 4 wins in 5 games they have as many wins in 5 games as the Jackets have all year. But hey....Corsi. ;-)

Forrest that. Sens couldn't keep the puck out of their own net so Wings are 2nd. 😀

Rebecca De Mornay 11-11-2015 08:50 AM

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:lol jackets :lol

TMoore4075 11-11-2015 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16189741)
Forrest that. Sens couldn't keep the puck out of their own net so Wings are 2nd. 😀

Fucking auto correct.


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