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hailtopitt 11-19-2015 11:48 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16197345)
Who cares? There are a lot of things that can be described as "useless". Birthday parties. One night stands.

But they're sometimes a fun distraction.

It's an All-Star game. It's not supposed to be taken seriously. Relax. It'll be hilarious and fun for one night. I'm pumped.

oh believe me, i'm not taking it seriously :lol

TMoore4075 11-19-2015 12:00 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16197339)
i like the skills competition but the actual game is useless

Which is why they are doing it this way. 10-15 years ago, while they didn't play defense, at least there was some effort. The last few years it's been like a step or two above a morning skate. The game is useless but it is also where they (NHL) make a lot of money, so sadly it won't go anywhere. I'm ok with this to make the game actually exciting. The monetary aspect of it might get the guys to play a little harder too.

hailtopitt 11-19-2015 12:03 PM

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no one is going to be "playing hard" during the ASG

i appreciate the sentiment of the new format but it just does nothing for me

nothing wrong with being excited about it though. i'm sure the NHL is thrilled with the buzz but i'd rather shovel snow than watch a 3-on-3 OT, let alone 3 20 minute all star games :lol

lockman21 11-19-2015 12:08 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
You seem like you'd be depressing to hang around in real life.

TMoore4075 11-19-2015 12:18 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
I'll flip it on a little bit this year, I wouldn't have before. I know the NHL is going to keep it cause $$$$$ so glad they are trying to figure something out to try to liven it up.

barbogast 11-19-2015 12:21 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16197384)
I'll flip it on a little bit this year, I wouldn't have before. I know the NHL is going to keep it cause $$$$$ so glad they are trying to figure something out to try to liven it up.

Agreed. This will at least make me turn it on this year. That's something.

space_raven 11-19-2015 12:24 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
The last NHL ASG I watched, Arturs Irbe was in goal for the West.

Might flip this one on for a minute or two.

hailtopitt 11-19-2015 12:24 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16197374)
You seem like you'd be depressing to hang around in real life.

because i don't like cheap shots and gimmicky antics?

Rebecca De Mornay 11-19-2015 01:06 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16197374)
You seem like you'd be depressing to hang around in real life.

he chugs bourbon, goes to bed 3 hours before everyone and then wakes up 6 hours later than everyone. he's a blast.

TMoore4075 11-19-2015 01:08 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
So where is our Isles fan with the Hamonic stuff. Worried about what's up with his family. He's already been through a lot. Sucks big time for the Isles and could be a great addition for Winnipeg or Edmonton (those would be my top two places I'd see him going).

hailtopitt 11-19-2015 01:10 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 16197446)
he chugs bourbon, goes to bed 3 hours before everyone and then wakes up 6 hours later than everyone. he's a blast.

hey hey, that was ONE time and i left my tent flap open....

i also chauffeur random dudes around pittsburgh and take them clubbing

Rebecca De Mornay 11-19-2015 01:12 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16197449)
So where is our Isles fan with the Hamonic stuff. Worried about what's up with his family. He's already been through a lot. Sucks big time for the Isles and could be a great addition for Winnipeg or Edmonton (those would be my top two places I'd see him going).

good addition but they're going to have to give a top 4 d-man back

Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16197453)
hey hey, that was ONE time and i left my tent flap open....

i also chauffeur random dudes around pittsburgh and take them clubbing

:lol true. true. forgot about that night. still fuming over the penn pilsner incident.

hailtopitt 11-19-2015 01:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 16197455)
:lol true. true. forgot about that night. still fuming over the penn pilsner incident.

:lol omg that bartender

he was exactly like the NHL...he knew he was wrong but he refused to change or admit wrong-doing

Rebecca De Mornay 11-19-2015 01:18 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16197462)
:lol omg that bartender

he was exactly like the NHL...he knew he was wrong but he refused to change or admit wrong-doing

:lol decent analogy, I'll allow it.

that guy though, he must have known i was a jackets fan

the rivalry is real

Rebecca De Mornay 11-19-2015 01:19 PM

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by the way i gave your ticket away for pens jackets next Friday. sucks to suck.

hailtopitt 11-19-2015 01:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 16197466)
:lol decent analogy, I'll allow it.

that guy though, he must have known i was a jackets fan

the rivalry is real

rivalry :lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 16197467)
by the way i gave your ticket away for pens jackets next Friday. sucks to suck.

hail to pitt!!

sorry bud

fonzz41 11-19-2015 01:22 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16197390)
Agreed. This will at least make me turn it on this year. That's something.

Exactly. Like I said, I really appreciate that the NHL is at least trying to spice it up and make it interesting. I loved the draft idea when they came up with it a few years ago, and I like this too.
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16197449)
So where is our Isles fan with the Hamonic stuff. Worried about what's up with his family. He's already been through a lot. Sucks big time for the Isles and could be a great addition for Winnipeg or Edmonton (those would be my top two places I'd see him going).

Sad to hear for Isles fans. Hamonic is one of my favorite young d-men. Sounds like both sides are handling it admirably - NYI trying to fulfill the request and Hamonic willing to be patient. Hope everything works out with his family stuff.

AJF_41 11-19-2015 01:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 16197467)
by the way i gave your ticket away for pens jackets next Friday. sucks to suck.

don't worry gail, this is common

commit 100% or gtfo

:o




is dallas for real this year?
god, that division is tough
#gowild

Rebecca De Mornay 11-19-2015 01:50 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AJF_41 (Post 16197488)
don't worry gail, this is common

commit 100% or gtfo

:o




is dallas for real this year?
god, that division is tough
#gowild

:lol JFC

hailtopitt 11-19-2015 02:29 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AJF_41 (Post 16197488)
don't worry gail, this is common

commit 100% or gtfo

:o




is dallas for real this year?
god, that division is tough
#gowild

:lol:lol

lockman21 11-19-2015 03:37 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AJF_41 (Post 16197488)
is dallas for real this year?
god, that division is tough
#gowild

Depends on what you mean by "for real".

I don't know if they're a Cup contender or not, but maybe more like the West's version of the Washington Capitals.

dmbetc 11-19-2015 04:01 PM

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I got bib #88 for my 5k this Sunday. I will channel my inner Patrick Kane.

Click the "Show Spoiler" Button to reveal hidden text.

AJF_41 11-19-2015 08:43 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16197671)
Depends on what you mean by "for real".

I don't know if they're a Cup contender or not, but maybe more like the West's version of the Washington Capitals.

i should have been more clear - i mean are they "for real", like "is this mouth vaccuum for real, or will we still be using napkins in the year 2000"

unccrombie 11-20-2015 09:48 AM

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tough way for the rangers' streak come to an end last night.
gave up a SH goal with 1 min left on REAL BAD passing sequence at the TB blue line.
you could FEEL it coming

kev87lads 11-20-2015 10:07 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
The Flyers are really, really good at losing in overtime. Like really.

Also. They can't score. Like,... at all.

barbogast 11-20-2015 10:10 AM

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Still just not sold the Caps have it figured out yet. Still too much inconsistency. The bad starts lately have been exhausting and while they've shown they can come back, they haven't seemed like they've been in control of a game for a couple weeks. There's flashes of great and some unlucky stuff happening against them, but overall a lot of sloppiness and very little detail in their game right now. It's early in the season still and there's ups and downs of course. I just feel like when they win it's always very lucky. Ever since that Canadian road trip that they killed it on. Ever since they came back from that it's been very inconsistent hockey basically throughout the entire lineup. Not ideal.

lockman21 11-20-2015 01:18 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AJF_41 (Post 16197994)
i should have been more clear - i mean are they "for real", like "is this mouth vaccuum for real, or will we still be using napkins in the year 2000"

Will people be able to breathe under water in the year 2000?

Rebecca De Mornay 11-20-2015 01:28 PM

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some of us.

mr.MikeD 11-21-2015 12:40 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Leon Draisaitl must hate Oklahoma, he sure doesn't want to go back.

TMoore4075 11-21-2015 12:15 PM

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Well, Dylan Larkin is my next jersey. Tied for league lead for +/-

space_raven 11-21-2015 11:17 PM

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Rick Nash ladies and gentlemen.

TMoore4075 11-21-2015 11:48 PM

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Holy shit what a shot by Pulkkinen to win it on OT. A Hull like shot where Brett used to do it. 3-0-1 in their last 4.

~Crashintome89~ 11-22-2015 01:43 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Something needs to happen with the Flyers.

barbogast 11-22-2015 02:25 AM

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I've never seen anything quite like Dmitry Orlov's goal from tonight

JRS1386 11-22-2015 08:19 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16199450)
Something needs to happen with the Flyers.

I don't get this team at all. Granted I haven't been able to catch as many games as I would have liked but still follow the games nightly. They can't score for shit. They have the worst goal differential in the league. Is it Hakstol being new that is hurting them or underperforming players or both?

~Crashintome89~ 11-22-2015 07:21 PM

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I'm not sure what it is, but I'm more inclined to blame the players than Hakstol. Face it, Hakstol has molded players like Toews and Backes into very, very good two-way players. Both of them are hard-nosed players. Granted, he did it with them in college and the NHL is completely different ball game--but we've been crapping on these players for three years now and nothing has changed.

TMoore4075 11-23-2015 09:31 AM

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First game of the season for me on Wednesday. Wings offense slowly getting going so that's good and I would like revenge on the Bruins for the game a few weeks ago. Bruins also claim Landon Ferraro off waivers from DET. Sadly he had to be the guy to go but Anderson (who would have been the other candidate) gives you a PK options which Ferraro just didn't. The reality of todays game but good for Landon and I hope he gets a shot there. Maybe I'll see him on the ice Wednesday.

TMoore4075 11-23-2015 12:23 PM

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https://www.instagram.com/detroitredwings/

Wings slowly unveiling their Stadium Series on social media. it'll be completely unveiled this evening. Better not be ugly.

Dramageek 11-23-2015 04:34 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Great piece by Bryan Trottier in The Player's Tribune:

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/bry...-younger-self/

lockman21 11-23-2015 07:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16200203)
https://www.instagram.com/detroitredwings/

Wings slowly unveiling their Stadium Series on social media. it'll be completely unveiled this evening. Better not be ugly.

They are so awful. Makes me terrified for the Hawks version.

TMoore4075 11-23-2015 08:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16200711)
They are so awful. Makes me terrified for the Hawks version.

Not the worst we've seen but yeah not good. The stadium series ones have for the most part not been good. I understand they do it for money but ugh.

Roose13 11-23-2015 08:05 PM

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The Flyers and WWE have a lot in common: the current product is sometimes unwatchable and they stop at nothing to remember the good ole days.

dmbetc 11-23-2015 08:07 PM

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Yeah, I don't understand why they drop the ball so many times on these stadium series sweaters.

lockman21 11-23-2015 08:09 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dramageek (Post 16200540)
Great piece by Bryan Trottier in The Player's Tribune:

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/bry...-younger-self/

Yep. Fuckin' awesome.

lockman21 11-23-2015 08:15 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 16200743)
Yeah, I don't understand why they drop the ball so many times on these stadium series sweaters.

It seems like they're trying WAY too hard. The Winter Classic sweaters are clearly a "heritage/vintage" type, and they didn't seem to want to go that route. It seems like they're using the Stadium Series to be more "modern", I guess?

Not sure what meeting that was that the NHL decided that, but they're awful.

I mean, I get it. You want to be able to market a specialty sweater, but want to keep the Stadium Series separate from the WC...hence no vintage sweaters. It makes sense, it just seems like the NHL is constantly trying too hard with these.

salrx95 11-23-2015 10:59 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dramageek (Post 16200540)
Great piece by Bryan Trottier in The Player's Tribune:

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/bry...-younger-self/

Was swinging bye to post this. How awesome was that piece. Love me some Trotts.

I really hate the Habs. They just have our number. I knew we were gonna lose both games. They just own us. We'll be alright.

Catching up, I figured you guys (and gal) brought up the Hamonic stuff. I am so torn by it all. He has been a favorite of mine since he came up and cemented his favorite status they way he played vs. the Pens in that playoffs series a few years ago. I don't know what the family issue is but it is obviously very important to him. Unless he gets traded to the Jets, I just don't know how much time he can spend "home". He will still be on the road a ton. It breaks my heart that we will lose him eventually. I know he will play his butt off like has every game until a deal is done. I hope it is not a distraction in the room. I know it most likely isn't but how can it not be in the back of guys' minds. Shitty situation, for sure.

TMoore4075 11-24-2015 09:29 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16200751)
It seems like they're trying WAY too hard. The Winter Classic sweaters are clearly a "heritage/vintage" type, and they didn't seem to want to go that route. It seems like they're using the Stadium Series to be more "modern", I guess?

Not sure what meeting that was that the NHL decided that, but they're awful.

I mean, I get it. You want to be able to market a specialty sweater, but want to keep the Stadium Series separate from the WC...hence no vintage sweaters. It makes sense, it just seems like the NHL is constantly trying too hard with these.

Yeah I get what they are doing but with all of it but I dunno. This year both the Wings and Avs ones will be good for the visually impaired with those huge numbers.

hailtopitt 11-24-2015 10:33 AM

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:lol omg those wings sweaters

Roose13 11-24-2015 11:16 AM

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I can't tell if I like em or not :lol

hailtopitt 11-24-2015 11:17 AM

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yea my eyes are still adjusting back to reality

lockman21 11-24-2015 11:37 AM

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Also, maybe I'm just a grumpy old man, but I don't like these build ups to a reveal of a jersey.

Just show me the damn jersey and let me buy it if I like it. Jesus. Why is this so complicated? Have an official release announcement time? Give me a break.

Roose13 11-24-2015 11:42 AM

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Because it's fun and it's a smart way to build followers to your social media account. Stop being old.

lockman21 11-24-2015 11:54 AM

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Ugh, social media.

Roose13 11-24-2015 12:22 PM

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Not the team's fault 80% of its fans are on some form of social media these days.

lockman21 11-24-2015 12:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 16201400)
Not the team's fault 80% of its fans are on some form of social media these days.

I was being sarcastic, dawg.

Also, I actually REALLY like the Hawks Stadium Series sweaters.

Roose13 11-24-2015 01:08 PM

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I actually do too

dmbetc 11-24-2015 02:05 PM

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Hawks ones are nice.

What's new?

barbogast 11-24-2015 02:49 PM

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Hawks ones look nice because they're not very busy. Still bold and impactful, but clean. I do feel like the Hawks aim for that and usually get it right.

Now if they go and do something stupid like wear white pants with them...

lockman21 11-24-2015 02:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16201615)
Hawks ones look nice because they're not very busy. Still bold and impactful, but clean. I do feel like the Hawks aim for that and usually get it right.

Now if they go and do something stupid like wear white pants with them...

:lol:lol

Certainly no one could be THAT dumb as to wear white pants with a white sweater...wait.......

lockman21 11-24-2015 03:00 PM

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http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...kTKfdp0TOl.jpg :lol Worst ever.

hailtopitt 11-24-2015 03:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16201650)

:lol fucking puke

Rebecca De Mornay 11-24-2015 03:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16201650)

:lol only in LA

dmbetc 11-24-2015 03:47 PM

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Ugh I wanted to burn that image from my memory forever.

kev87lads 11-25-2015 01:35 AM

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Darryl Reaugh is just the best. He goes "Double Benn-etration" on this. And it is a sick pass.

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...2015020315_449

TMoore4075 11-25-2015 03:38 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kocedBmTbo

HBO Real Sports segment on Doc.

TMoore4075 11-25-2015 09:21 PM

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There is a couple here one in a Keith jersey and with Hossa. You know it's Wings and Bruins playing here right? I went to Toronto and watched Leafs and Sabres, I didn't wear a Wings jersey.

kev87lads 11-25-2015 10:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16202603)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kocedBmTbo

HBO Real Sports segment on Doc.

Thanks for sharing. Loved the PxP at the end with the dogs in the backyard. :lol

TMoore4075 11-25-2015 11:20 PM

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Well that fucking blew. Bruins had no business even getting to OT. I take the point and I can take the positives that they are 3-0-2 in their last 5 and are looking better but ugh.

Alazais 11-26-2015 10:38 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
I sat Mrazak. So glad I did.

TMoore4075 11-26-2015 11:12 AM

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Smart move in terms of fantasy, not totally his fault last night though. Watching it there, didn't want to watch the replay when I got home, he probably should have had the tying goal. BUT his team needs to find a way to score with over 30 shots on net. One goal on a late PP that they had, would have ended it. Still, trying to stay positive that they've looked a lot better recently.

salrx95 11-26-2015 12:17 PM

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Happy Thanksgiving all. I am thankful for hockey and for the Islanders win last night vs those hated Flyers, who tried to goon it up and we matched them and got a much needed victory.

Time for 3 of my favorite F's today....Family, Food and Football.

TMoore4075 11-26-2015 01:27 PM

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There's a fourth f I'd like but I'm married now so...

Happy US Thanksgiving to all of you. Since we have a few Canadians I had to specify.

JRS1386 11-26-2015 01:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16202946)
There's a fourth f I'd like but I'm married now so...

Happy US Thanksgiving to all of you. Since we have a few Canadians I had to specify.

Foursome? I think the Mormon still gets that because of his religio

TMoore4075 11-26-2015 02:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 16202954)
Foursome? I think the Mormon still gets that because of his religio

Me and three more seems like a little much, but I'd give it a try. I was gong for f**king. Foursome probably wouldn't happen either ei h marriage.

fonzz41 11-26-2015 02:12 PM

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Pfft...Just Four? That's considered a quiet evening in the fonzz41 compound -- er, residence.

JRS1386 11-26-2015 02:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16202962)
Pfft...Just Four? That's considered a quiet evening in the fonzz41 compound -- er, residence.

Do you make them wear Foote and Sakic jerseys?

fonzz41 11-26-2015 02:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 16202966)
Do you make them wear Foote and Sakic jerseys?

Among others, absolutely. The Orr sweater is also popular.

dmbetc 11-26-2015 03:11 PM

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Happy Thanksgiving to my favorite group of guys!

barbogast 11-26-2015 03:37 PM

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Today I am thankful for my beautiful daughter, my good health, and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Mostly Kuzy though.

Happy turkey day dudes and dudette.

salrx95 11-26-2015 08:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16202946)
There's a fourth f I'd like but I'm married now so...

.

Married guys can still get some....I mean once a week is not the same pace as during the courtship, pre-marriage ,pre-kids days but it is better than most married men, I gather.

Damn thankful for that.

mr.MikeD 11-26-2015 11:26 PM

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Guys I really think the 2016 first pick overall will be the final piece the Oilers need to win it all!

barbogast 11-27-2015 04:45 AM

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I don't know what y'all are talking about. Me and my wife smash with regularity. Some of the best sex we've ever had has happened since we've been married.

/tmiBarbs

salrx95 11-27-2015 08:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16203245)
I don't know what y'all are talking about. Me and my wife smash with regularity. Some of the best sex we've ever had has happened since we've been married.

/tmiBarbs

Yeah, diaper smash maybe.

barbogast 11-27-2015 12:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by salrx95 (Post 16203260)
Yeah, diaper smash maybe.

That baby had to come from somewhere!

:hump:hump:hump

fonzz41 11-28-2015 04:12 AM

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Careful, guys... I'm about to go on another Player Safety rant.

So, Matt Beleskey of the Bruins delivers one of those three-feet-from-the-boards hits on Derek Stepan that I've complained about a million times before and that I consider to be the most dangerous type of hit in hockey. McIlrath takes exception, fights Beleskey. End result is Boston actually GOES ON A PP after Beleskey isn't even penalized for the hit and McIlrath gets an Instigator penalty.

Here's the whole sequence, with the best angle of the hit showing at around the 30 second mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6qez_zGB7U

(And don't even get me started on the ludicrous spoutings of Pierre Maguire during the replay)

The NHL preaches player safety, yet they allow these types of hits to go unpunished. The justification is that Stepan was not seriously injured and was able to stay in the game. Again, INJURY is the determining factor in discipline. All this is suggesting to players that it's OK to hit a guy three feet from the boards... AS LONG AS HE DOESN'T GET HURT. Nevermind that IF he gets hurt on a hit like that, he could break his neck, cause permanent spinal injury, etc. "But hey, he got up and skated away, so no harm done."

It infuriates me. If the league wanted to cut down on these, at least give Beleskey a major penalty for boarding (which is within bounds of NHL rules) and put his team down a man for 5 minutes. No NHL player wants to put his team in that position, and I'd be willing to bet he'd think twice before doing it again.

I love hockey, you all know that, and I try to stay fairly positive when talking about the game, but I see these guys going into the boards like that and I'm just waiting for that terrible moment when one doesn't get up. It's going to be terrible. And these types of hits are TOTALLY avoidable. There's no reason an NHL caliber player should feel the necessity to check a player that far away from the boards in that manner.

Rant over. Sorry guys, just had to get it out somewhere.

Also, congrats to all the dads in here still getting it from their ladies on the reg.

TMoore4075 11-28-2015 08:06 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Matty gets it regularly but with that many wives, odds are in your favor.

salrx95 11-28-2015 10:11 AM

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I thought I heard Stepan had broken ribs. Maybe I'm wrong.

Anyways, Isles lost in the Shootout. 9 straight goals to start the shootout. I didn't hear anything on it but that has to be close to the record or something. At least near it.

~Crashintome89~ 11-28-2015 10:46 AM

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#NHLthreadSexTalks

barbogast 11-28-2015 11:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16203685)
Careful, guys... I'm about to go on another Player Safety rant.

So, Matt Beleskey of the Bruins delivers one of those three-feet-from-the-boards hits on Derek Stepan that I've complained about a million times before and that I consider to be the most dangerous type of hit in hockey. McIlrath takes exception, fights Beleskey. End result is Boston actually GOES ON A PP after Beleskey isn't even penalized for the hit and McIlrath gets an Instigator penalty.

Here's the whole sequence, with the best angle of the hit showing at around the 30 second mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6qez_zGB7U

(And don't even get me started on the ludicrous spoutings of Pierre Maguire during the replay)

The NHL preaches player safety, yet they allow these types of hits to go unpunished. The justification is that Stepan was not seriously injured and was able to stay in the game. Again, INJURY is the determining factor in discipline. All this is suggesting to players that it's OK to hit a guy three feet from the boards... AS LONG AS HE DOESN'T GET HURT. Nevermind that IF he gets hurt on a hit like that, he could break his neck, cause permanent spinal injury, etc. "But hey, he got up and skated away, so no harm done."

It infuriates me. If the league wanted to cut down on these, at least give Beleskey a major penalty for boarding (which is within bounds of NHL rules) and put his team down a man for 5 minutes. No NHL player wants to put his team in that position, and I'd be willing to bet he'd think twice before doing it again.

I love hockey, you all know that, and I try to stay fairly positive when talking about the game, but I see these guys going into the boards like that and I'm just waiting for that terrible moment when one doesn't get up. It's going to be terrible. And these types of hits are TOTALLY avoidable. There's no reason an NHL caliber player should feel the necessity to check a player that far away from the boards in that manner.

Rant over. Sorry guys, just had to get it out somewhere.

Also, congrats to all the dads in here still getting it from their ladies on the reg.

We've indeed been over this, but it can't be stressed enough how correct you are. Additionally, in this instance, not only is the hit dangerous, it's also VERY late. At the very least, this should've been interference. But I agree. It's ludicrous this seems like a non issue to the league. And these players know exactly what they're doing. You'd think they'd have at least a little bit of respect for their fellow players and not do something dangerous. But sadly we see stuff like this all the time. It's a shame.

barbogast 11-28-2015 11:27 AM

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Also, just researched a bit, Stepan broke multiple ribs as a result of this. Out indefinitely. So there goes the no injury thing.

fonzz41 11-28-2015 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by salrx95 (Post 16203702)
I thought I heard Stepan had broken ribs. Maybe I'm wrong.

Anyways, Isles lost in the Shootout. 9 straight goals to start the shootout. I didn't hear anything on it but that has to be close to the record or something. At least near it.

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16203734)
Also, just researched a bit, Stepan broke multiple ribs as a result of this. Out indefinitely. So there goes the no injury thing.

Thanks guys, my bad for not doing due diligence. I was just glad when I saw him get up.
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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16203732)
We've indeed been over this, but it can't be stressed enough how correct you are. Additionally, in this instance, not only is the hit dangerous, it's also VERY late. At the very least, this should've been interference. But I agree. It's ludicrous this seems like a non issue to the league. And these players know exactly what they're doing. You'd think they'd have at least a little bit of respect for their fellow players and not do something dangerous. But sadly we see stuff like this all the time. It's a shame.

:thumbsup My brother and I were talking about how strict they are on goalie interference calls and how if you barely tap a goalie you're going to the box, yet you can board guys right and left with ease.
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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16203692)
Matty gets it regularly but with that many wives, odds are in your favor.

See guys, all of a sudden this Mormon thing isn't looking so bad now is it?

TMoore4075 11-28-2015 12:36 PM

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Yeah the NHL is great at times with adjusting to the times but in others you are like "huh?"

In happy news, glad my Wings found a way to get the extra point last night. Again outplay their opponent, but can't find a way to pull away. Should have beat Boston and Edmonton in regulation. The oilers it doesn't matter going to OT but they could be up 3 on the Bruins but instead they are tied in points.

lockman21 11-28-2015 01:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16203685)
Careful, guys... I'm about to go on another Player Safety rant.

So, Matt Beleskey of the Bruins delivers one of those three-feet-from-the-boards hits on Derek Stepan that I've complained about a million times before and that I consider to be the most dangerous type of hit in hockey. McIlrath takes exception, fights Beleskey. End result is Boston actually GOES ON A PP after Beleskey isn't even penalized for the hit and McIlrath gets an Instigator penalty.

Here's the whole sequence, with the best angle of the hit showing at around the 30 second mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6qez_zGB7U

(And don't even get me started on the ludicrous spoutings of Pierre Maguire during the replay)

The NHL preaches player safety, yet they allow these types of hits to go unpunished. The justification is that Stepan was not seriously injured and was able to stay in the game. Again, INJURY is the determining factor in discipline. All this is suggesting to players that it's OK to hit a guy three feet from the boards... AS LONG AS HE DOESN'T GET HURT. Nevermind that IF he gets hurt on a hit like that, he could break his neck, cause permanent spinal injury, etc. "But hey, he got up and skated away, so no harm done."

It infuriates me. If the league wanted to cut down on these, at least give Beleskey a major penalty for boarding (which is within bounds of NHL rules) and put his team down a man for 5 minutes. No NHL player wants to put his team in that position, and I'd be willing to bet he'd think twice before doing it again.

I love hockey, you all know that, and I try to stay fairly positive when talking about the game, but I see these guys going into the boards like that and I'm just waiting for that terrible moment when one doesn't get up. It's going to be terrible. And these types of hits are TOTALLY avoidable. There's no reason an NHL caliber player should feel the necessity to check a player that far away from the boards in that manner.

Rant over. Sorry guys, just had to get it out somewhere.

Also, congrats to all the dads in here still getting it from their ladies on the reg.

The fact that injuries define suspensions is the most asinine thing the NHL does.

lockman21 11-28-2015 01:33 PM

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Also, I really wish we'd see more major penalties. It really seems the league is afraid to call those.

~Crashintome89~ 11-28-2015 01:40 PM

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I might be in the minority here, but I don't think the hit is suspend-able.

lockman21 11-28-2015 01:53 PM

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It's INCREDIBLY late, and at a very dangerous distance from the boards. At the least, it's a 5 minute boarding major.

Roose13 11-28-2015 02:15 PM

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Happy late Thanksgiving to all you knuckleheads.

Roose13 11-28-2015 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16203784)
Also, I really wish we'd see more major penalties. It really seems the league is afraid to call those.

Watch me play NHL 14. I get ejected all the time for boarding. It's fun.

lockman21 11-28-2015 02:44 PM

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Also, Ryan Kesler is probably the biggest douche in the NHL.

~Crashintome89~ 11-28-2015 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16203806)
Also, Ryan Kesler is probably the biggest douche in the NHL.

Well I'm glad you took years to make that assessment.


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