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bonzo48280 06-25-2013 04:11 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
don't worry Pens fans, the cup is coming to Pittsburgh this summer!!!

Brandon Saad will bring it there.

bradshaw06 06-25-2013 04:44 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 14668769)
don't worry Pens fans, the cup is coming to Pittsburgh this summer!!!

Brandon Saad will bring it there.

this is like, the second or third post where you've talked shit about the pens, really for no reason. Is it really necessary? Kind of weird you're more worried about the pens not winning than the hawks being champs. Be gracious in victory.

Alazais 06-25-2013 04:47 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Eklund says that The Flyers are going to trade for Luongo....

~Crashintome89~ 06-25-2013 05:01 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alazais (Post 14668889)
Eklund says that The Flyers are going to trade for Luongo....

Why? He's going to get bought out.

JRS1386 06-25-2013 05:05 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Plus its Eklund, I don't believe him

Roose13 06-25-2013 05:12 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
He's a nice guy in person but I don't think he's right at all haha

fonzz41 06-25-2013 05:18 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

NHL Humor ‏@TheNHLHumor 16h THERE'S ONE ADVANTAGE OF THE HOCKEY OFFSEASON: NO PIERRE MCGUIRE FOR THE NEXT 4 MONTHS!!!
Perhaps the truest words ever spoken on Twitter.

bradshaw06 06-25-2013 05:24 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 14669007)
[URL="https://twitter.com/TheNHLHumor"][B]Perhaps the truest words ever spoken on Twitter.

:lol i actually don't mind Pierre. Creepy, sure he can be, but he is pretty knowledgable. I guess his biggest downside is how he gushes over some players.

JRS1386 06-25-2013 05:31 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Flyers have 4 million in cap space :bounce

lockman21 06-25-2013 05:45 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alazais (Post 14668889)
Eklund says

Stopped reading there.

bonzo48280 06-25-2013 06:22 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14668879)
this is like, the second or third post where you've talked shit about the pens, really for no reason. Is it really necessary? Kind of weird you're more worried about the pens not winning than the hawks being champs. Be gracious in victory.

'twas a joke

lockman21 06-25-2013 06:36 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
http://i.minus.com/iLAykGHU4uHVL.gif

bonzo48280 06-25-2013 06:40 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
don't make fun of the penguins dude

bradshaw06 06-25-2013 06:44 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 14669195)
'twas a joke

my apologies then. all in good fun.

bonzo48280 06-25-2013 06:46 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Jonathan Toews is the 2nd player since 1913 to Captain his team to 2 Stanley Cups by the age of 25. the other player is Wayne Gretzky.

bonzo48280 06-25-2013 06:47 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
how about this realignment. HUH?

The playoffs next year are some how going to be more bloody than ever as the first two rounds are all division rivals. Awesome.

TMoore4075 06-26-2013 09:13 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Lou is not going to the Flyers. They'd have to clear a lot more space to make that work under the cap. The two most likely places for Lou is my mind? Places he's already been. NYI or FLA.

swordo84 06-26-2013 10:07 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Fun story time!

Everyone (at least used to) shit on Kane for being a bit of a dilll-hole however I was listening to Prime Time Sports last night (Canada's biggest sporst radio show - should really check it out 4pm-7pm EST 590 TheFan, outta Toronto)

Anyway, Scotty Bowman was on talking all things Hawks and shared a great story, showing Kane's true colours. When he was an 18 year old rookie he acutally lived with Stan Bowman, who was an assistant GM at the time (I think). It came the time when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, things were understandable tense/sad/un-nerving around the house. Stan was constantly in treatment, and when he was at home was always sleeping.

He offered to put Kane up somewhere else to get away from it all. Kane flatly tuned him down, and said he wanted to be there to help. To help with their 4 and 8 (again, I think..at the time) year-olds. Scotty referred to Kane as being a secondary father figure for the boys during those tough, tough times. He would get home after a game or whatever and spend tons of time with them, helping in anyway he could.


Perhaps some of you were already privy to this story, but it certainly opened my eyes and changed my perspective on the guy immensely. :thumbsup Patty Kane, now go slay some bitches.

~Crashintome89~ 06-26-2013 10:35 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Luongo will only be in orange and black if he gets bought out. Flyers obviously won't trade him, per Tim's post.

swordo84 06-26-2013 10:42 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
I listened to Torts' presser yesterday. He seems genuine in his realization, and efforts to better himself as a person (ie, not be such a dick-hole)
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=426206

TMoore4075 06-26-2013 10:48 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14671430)
Luongo will only be in orange and black if he gets bought out. Flyers obviously won't trade him, per Tim's post.

Yeah if he gets bought out it's possible he goes there. But the way things have gone in PHL with all the goalies does he really want to go there. I'd rather go back to FLA and live on the beach but that's me.
Quote:

Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 14671459)
I listened to Torts' presser yesterday. He seems genuine in his realization, and efforts to better himself as a person (ie, not be such a dick-hole)
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=426206

I saw that too. He seemed ok. We'll see....Getting away from NYC and Brooksie probably helped right now but if they struggle and he starts getting questioned..look out.

swordo84 06-26-2013 11:13 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
So, Bergeron has been in the hospital since after game 6.

TMoore4075 06-26-2013 11:19 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
I said the other day to someone, if this sidelines him for an indefinite amount of time because he played instead of not, it could be bad. He's way too important to that team. Wings Brent Gilchrist missed almost 2 seasons because he played on an injured groin..but it was Brent Gilchrist.

fonzz41 06-26-2013 12:08 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 14671459)
I listened to Torts' presser yesterday. He seems genuine in his realization, and efforts to better himself as a person (ie, not be such a dick-hole)
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=426206

I don't know... the thought of Nice Torts almost scares me more than Dick Torts.

lockman21 06-26-2013 12:09 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14671430)
Luongo will only be in orange and black if he gets bought out. Flyers obviously won't trade him, per Tim's post.

:lol No way Luongo goes to goaltender hell after what he just dealt with.

fonzz41 06-26-2013 12:34 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Looks like Ference won't be back with the Bruins. A great teammate and leader, even if his on-ice skills have diminished over the past season or so. He's being pushed out by all the youngsters in Boston's organization (Bartkowski, Krug, Dougie), but I'm sure he'll land himself a 1-2 year deal with another team looking for some leadership. I actually wouldn't mind him as a 6-7 guy on the Avs.

dduncan6er 06-26-2013 12:45 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
I think he's better than a 6-7 guy on the Avs. Probably more of a 4-5 guy.

JRS1386 06-26-2013 12:48 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
I do not want Luongo, can you imagine how awful this thread will be with lockman and bonzo ridiculing the Flyers even more so. I don't think I could take it

fonzz41 06-26-2013 12:52 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 14671881)
I think he's better than a 6-7 guy on the Avs. Probably more of a 4-5 guy.

On the current Avs roster? More like #2. :lol :snot

TMoore4075 06-26-2013 12:55 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Jagr will not be back with the Bruins. There was a report out there yesterday that some Hawks players were saying after the game they thought he'd go to Chicago.

dduncan6er 06-26-2013 01:02 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Bruins are not in a great cap situation. Jagr, Horton, Peverley, and Ferrence are all probably gone. Have to pay Rask and hope some of the forwards from Providence can come up and pick up the slack.

bradshaw06 06-26-2013 01:17 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Interesting about Horton. He'd be a great addition for the Pens if the B's can't resign him.

TMoore4075 06-26-2013 01:25 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
James Mirtle ‏@mirtle
Yikes. RT @GlobeFluto: Bergeron has small hole in lung, per Chiarelli.

Hmmm how do I say this...WTF?!

HallowBillies7 06-26-2013 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 14671932)
Bruins are not in a great cap situation. Jagr, Horton, Peverley, and Ferrence are all probably gone. Have to pay Rask and hope some of the forwards from Providence can come up and pick up the slack.

Horton might stay if he takes a cut to be with his bromance Lucic, Jagr and Ference definitely done and I see Peverley or Kelly being moved. Chiarelli just said he doesn't want to use the buyout. How about Tuukka's agent saying 6 years 39 million lol that won't help us very much on trying to keep Horty.

Edit: with Ference leaving it feels like the beginning of the end for the 2011 cup team, kind of sad as a Bruins fan even though he didn't have a great year.

lockman21 06-26-2013 01:32 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNqr2FSCcAAkfJ_.jpg:large

I love Kane so much :lol

UCFish 06-26-2013 01:45 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Should have won Lady Byng....would have been great.

HallowBillies7 06-26-2013 01:48 PM

I'm so upset I didn't get to see one Jagr salute in the spoked B, god damnit lol

unccrombie 06-26-2013 01:53 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14672033)

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCFish (Post 14672071)
Should have won Lady Byng....would have been great.

like tequilla and tacos. :thumbsup

swordo84 06-26-2013 01:54 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14672033)

Did you see my Kane story last page?

dduncan6er 06-26-2013 02:52 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14671978)
Interesting about Horton. He'd be a great addition for the Pens if the B's can't resign him.

I don't see how the Pens could afford him. He's probably going to be asking for upwards of $5 million a year.

lockman21 06-26-2013 03:07 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 14672096)
Did you see my Kane story last page?

I did, by all accounts, he is a genuinely good guy. He gets a bad rap for his partying, and I think some things are incredibly exaggerated or fabricated (like his "choking" a girl at Madison).

I've met him before, and he seemed like a good guy. Granted, anyone can seem like a good person in 10 minutes, but from all accounts, he's a real person and a nice guy. He just likes to drink and have sex with random people. Awesome! Why not? You're a 24 year old NHL player that has 2 Stanley Cups, 1 Calder, 1 Olympic Silver, 1 Conn Smythe, etc. Fuckin' live it up 88.

TMoore4075 06-26-2013 03:08 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Live it up, but wrap it up. ;)

swordo84 06-26-2013 03:10 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14672404)
I did, by all accounts, he is a genuinely good guy. He gets a bad rap for his partying, and I think some things are incredibly exaggerated or fabricated (like his "choking" a girl at Madison).

I've met him before, and he seemed like a good guy. Granted, anyone can seem like a good person in 10 minutes, but from all accounts, he's a real person and a nice guy. He just likes to drink and have sex with random people. Awesome! Why not? You're a 24 year old NHL player that has 2 Stanley Cups, 1 Calder, 1 Olympic Silver, 1 Conn Smythe, etc. Fuckin' live it up 88.

:thumbsup

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14672411)
Live it up, but wrap it up. ;)

More :thumbsup

Roose13 06-26-2013 03:13 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Tonight at 11 PM will be our second podcast. We'll be talking about the buyouts and the NHL Draft. 30 minute show: http://flyers.thecheckingline.com/bl...yers-podcast-2

bonzo48280 06-26-2013 03:22 PM

I stayed in the same hotel as the Hawks down in STL the year after the first cup (oh my god I love saying that). I met the whole team. Kane was very nice and was friendly with everyone.

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp were absolutely the shit.

lockman21 06-26-2013 03:22 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14672411)
Live it up, but wrap it up. ;)

As long as he doesn't fuck my girlfriend, he can raw dog every girl he meets for all I care.

bonzo48280 06-26-2013 03:23 PM

I feel so lucky to have Toews as the Hawks captain. So lucky.

JRS1386 06-26-2013 04:57 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14672505)
As long as he doesn't fuck my girlfriend, he can raw dog every girl he meets for all I care.

But if he is protected he can fuck your girl?

UCFish 06-26-2013 05:12 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 14673128)
But if he is protected he can fuck your girl?

That is how I read it... :lol

~Crashintome89~ 06-26-2013 05:16 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
for all you non-twitter saavy people, here is an update on some things today: http://tinyurl.com/o3makyx

~Crashintome89~ 06-26-2013 05:23 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Also, today 20 years ago, Alexandre Daigle was drafted. Woo!

lockman21 06-26-2013 05:31 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 14673128)
But if he is protected he can fuck your girl?

:lol :lol

lockman21 06-26-2013 05:41 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Bickell being moved off the top line in games 1 and 2 of the SCF was because of his grade 2 MCL tear in his knee.

Q didn't want him logging huge minutes against Chara right away on one leg.

People really need to stop questioning Q. He knows what he's doing.

~Crashintome89~ 06-26-2013 05:44 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
guy has two stanley cups now, I think he knows what he's doing.

lockman21 06-26-2013 05:58 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14673375)
guy has two stanley cups now, I think he knows what he's doing.

I'm just referencing the mass groups of "OMG WHY ISN'T STALBERG PLAYING?!?!?!" or "STOP FUCKING WITH THE LINES OMG!" that was seen everywhere.

Roose13 06-26-2013 06:23 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14673247)
for all you non-twitter saavy people, here is an update on some things today: http://tinyurl.com/o3makyx

Nice :thumbsup. I enjoyed that. I like your opinion on the Flyers goalie situation. They need to find a solid back-up who can created a good tandem.

~Crashintome89~ 06-26-2013 07:56 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
In honor of the Daigle anniversary, I'll be writing a blog on the wonderful Great Alex.

Roose13 06-26-2013 11:00 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
A quick post: our podcast is up in an hour. Check us out!

http://flyers.thecheckingline.com/bl...yers-podcast-2

Roose13 06-26-2013 11:01 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
A quick post: our podcast is up in an hour. Check us out!

http://flyers.thecheckingline.com/bl...yers-podcast-2

~Crashintome89~ 06-26-2013 11:17 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
A quick post: our podcast is up in an hour. Check us out!

http://flyers.thecheckingline.com/bl...yers-podcast-2

bonzo48280 06-26-2013 11:21 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
A quick post: our podcast is up in an hour. Check us out!

http://flyers.thecheckingline.com/bl...yers-podcast-2

Roose13 06-26-2013 11:29 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Fuck you guys :lol:lol

And this video still makes me laugh hysterically hahaha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9M_FYFyo0k

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 09:40 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
So Kunitz re-signs for a minimal raise so that's good news for the Pens.

Board of governors meeting today and still nothing resolved in Glendale. I'm very interested to see how this one plays out today.

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 09:52 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Already a big day. Vinny being bought out by TBL. $$ wise makes 10000% sense but marketing-wise they could take a hit. There's another UFA for July 5th. I think he heads to the Habs since all those rumors for years.

swordo84 06-27-2013 09:59 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14675846)
Already a big day. Vinny being bought out by TBL. $$ wise makes 10000% sense but marketing-wise they could take a hit. There's another UFA for July 5th. I think he heads to the Habs since all those rumors for years.

$2.142857M per season through 2027


I think he goes to the Habs as well. Maybe the Leafs though.

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 10:13 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
I'd take him on the Wings for a cheap short-term deal. He'd actually be better on a team like the Wings than Leafs or Habs in my mind cause he'd be part of a team instead of being expected to be a big point producer.

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 10:20 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Eric Francis was just speculating but brought up a point. Reunite with Feaster in Calgary. If I had a choice it sure wouldn't be Calgary.

fonzz41 06-27-2013 11:52 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Now that I think about it, he wouldn't be a terrible fit in Colorado. We've got the cap space (he'll be making significantly less anyways), and is that experienced, talented vet the Avs really need on their roster. I'm not crazy about getting him, but he would fit in, methinks, especially if the Avs are able to trade Stastny and (fingers crossed) draft Seth Jones (yeah, right).

EDIT: And yes, Tim, I can also see him in the winged wheel.

fonzz41 06-27-2013 11:56 AM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
So do they go ahead and give Stamkos the "C" in TB? Or do they let St. Louis serve out the rest of his career as captain? I've kinda jumped on the give-your-young-star-the-C-and-let-him-grow-into-it bandwagon, but it would be cool to see St. Louis get it for a couple years. He deserves it.

Of course, that all depends on St. Louis remaining a Lightning. But I'm thinking with Lecavalier going, St. Louis stays.

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 12:06 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Stamkos is what I'd do. Let him take over the locker room now.

swordo84 06-27-2013 12:16 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14676416)
Stamkos is what I'd do. Let him take over the locker room now.

This seems most likely to me as well.

Rebecca De Mornay 06-27-2013 12:21 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
CBJ extend Anisimov for 3 years

fonzz41 06-27-2013 12:59 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14676416)
Stamkos is what I'd do. Let him take over the locker room now.

Quote:

Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 14676452)
This seems most likely to me as well.

That is certainly the current trend in the NHL, and I think he's reasonably ready. However, I think it would be cool to see St. Louis get it for a year or two.

EDIT: of course, with the way St. Louis is playing, he might still be around for another 4 years!

fonzz41 06-27-2013 01:06 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun 24m Heard from another team that the Blackhawks are shopping center Dave Bolland...
McKenzie:
Quote:

Echoing what @Real_ESPNLeBrun tweeted, CHI's David Bolland is in play on the trade market. Scored GWG in Cup final.
Interesting. Bolland is on the phone with Chris right now, telling him it will be ok and that their love will go on, no matter where he plays.

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 01:12 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 14676667)
McKenzie:


Interesting. Bolland is on the phone with Chris right now, telling him it will be ok and that their love will go on, no matter where he plays.

Over or under 30 minutes before Chris is in here freaking out? I say under.

lockman21 06-27-2013 01:13 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
No FUCKING way Bolland moves. No FUCKING WAY.

Rebecca De Mornay 06-27-2013 01:15 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14676690)
Over or under 30 minutes before Chris is in here freaking out? I say under.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14676693)
No FUCKING way Bolland moves. No FUCKING WAY.

:lol:lol:lol

lockman21 06-27-2013 01:15 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Hawks using their compliance buyouts on Olesz and Montador.

Let's go ahead and quit the idiotic Hossa buyout scenario now, thanks. (Bron, looking at you)

fonzz41 06-27-2013 01:15 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14676690)
Over or under 30 minutes before Chris is in here freaking out? I say under.

Well done. :thumbsup

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 01:17 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14676706)
Hawks using their compliance buyouts on Olesz and Montador.

Let's go ahead and quit the idiotic Hossa buyout scenario now, thanks. (Bron, looking at you)

You know with Vinny being bought out I thought...maybe the Hawks could actually think about it. Puts that one to rest.

kev87lads 06-27-2013 01:35 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Flyers will sign Vinny to a 5 year/35M deal. That's how we roll.

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 01:37 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
At least the free agent class is getting better with all these buyouts.

Sadly for part of July 5th I'll be driving to a wedding weekend. Better keep that phone charged for constant twitter checking.

salrx95 06-27-2013 01:39 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 14676828)
Flyers will sign Vinny to a 5 year/35M deal. That's how we roll.

and buy him out after year 2.

fonzz41 06-27-2013 01:52 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Mark Lazerus ‏@MarkLazerus 31m Jamal Mayers equates Jonathan Toews to Mark Messier in terms of leadership and perspective. #Blackhawks
Not a bad compliment.

lockman21 06-27-2013 02:05 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
If the Hawks trade Bolland, I'm boycotting the 2013-2014 season.

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 02:19 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14676954)
If the Hawks trade Bolland, I'm boycotting the 2013-2014 season.

Thoughts on why they are shopping him? With all the RFA's next summer trying to get something for him now so he doesn't walk for nothing?

~Crashintome89~ 06-27-2013 02:36 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
I want to see Bolland get traded just to see Chris' epic meltdown in here.

kev87lads 06-27-2013 02:39 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Ugh. Supposedly there's an agreement for the Yotes to stay...

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 02:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 14677169)
Ugh. Supposedly there's an agreement for the Yotes to stay...

Where'd you see it? Last I read was it was still a big toss up. Council members seemed very hesitant. The person I've thoroughly enjoyed following now is https://twitter.com/cmorganfoxaz

swordo84 06-27-2013 02:46 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14677191)
Where'd you see it? Last I read was it was still a big toss up. Council members seemed very hesitant. The person I've thoroughly enjoyed following now is https://twitter.com/cmorganfoxaz

Here is the lease agreement;
http://www.glendaleaz.com/documents/...16_6062713.pdf

Edit:
@mikesunx #NHL Coyotes deal includes 5-year out clause for new owners to terminate lease and notes some major concerns from Glendale

fonzz41 06-27-2013 02:48 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14677145)
I want to see Bolland get traded just to see Chris' epic meltdown in here.

Pretty much this... It would be more than a trade... it would be the breaking up of the biggest bromance this thread has seen (except for maybe me and Foote).

If it happens, we're there for you, Chris. :hug

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 02:51 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 14677204)
Here is the lease agreement;
http://www.glendaleaz.com/documents/...16_6062713.pdf

Edit:
@mikesunx #NHL Coyotes deal includes 5-year out clause for new owners to terminate lease and notes some major concerns from Glendale

Still needs to be voted on and that is just one of the many concerns for Glendale. We'll see.

fonzz41 06-27-2013 02:54 PM

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Good Lord... just let this Phoenix thing end. It hasn't worked, it isn't working, and it's not going to work. I'm all for expansion and introducing hockey to non-hockey markets (i.e., Nashville), but the Phoenix experiment has proven time and time again that it's not a good fit. Get them out of there.

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 02:59 PM

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If board of governors don't pull the plug today and then the vote fails on Tuesday it would just be another wtf moment for this whole thing.

If there were signs of the team doing ok, ie Nashville and Tampa, then fine but there hasn't been any signs of hope and the fact it's taken 4 years to even get to here is sad. It's embarassing to watch games in Phoenix. I mean it's like watching a neutral site game when you see the big teams come into town.

lockman21 06-27-2013 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14677045)
Thoughts on why they are shopping him? With all the RFA's next summer trying to get something for him now so he doesn't walk for nothing?

No, I don't think it's that.

I think it's a combination of things. He is paid as a 2nd line center, has been expected to grow into that 2C role, and just hasn't quite ever done it. So I think they are (this is my hope) just testing the waters to see what kind of return he would fetch. I think it's posturing, not necessarily a real intention to trade him. Bolly isn't just a perfect fit at his position on a team short on centers, but he's also an incredible locker room guy with this group, which I think is a HUGE thing not talked about with why the Hawks succeeded this year and not in the past 2 years. It took a while to replace the character of the locker room with guys with huge personalities like Big Buff, Versteeg, Burish, etc. Bolland is a huge glue into the personality of the Blackhawks.

Only other route I can see other than just testing the waters, is that Bowman has another move up his sleeve to get a legit 2C. The team is just so short on legit centers that Bolland simply can't move unless there's a follow up plan. Bowman isn't dumb enough to think Pirri, Shaw, and Kruger are enough to make another Cup run. So unless there's a legit 2C in the works and Bowman just wants to clear up cap space, I don't see this happening.

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14677145)
I want to see Bolland get traded just to see Chris' epic meltdown in here.

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 14677218)
Pretty much this... It would be more than a trade... it would be the breaking up of the biggest bromance this thread has seen (except for maybe me and Foote).

If it happens, we're there for you, Chris. :hug

You both just crossed the line.

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 14677327)
No, I don't think it's that.

I think it's a combination of things. He is paid as a 2nd line center, has been expected to grow into that 2C role, and just hasn't quite ever done it. So I think they are (this is my hope) just testing the waters to see what kind of return he would fetch. I think it's posturing, not necessarily a real intention to trade him. Bolly isn't just a perfect fit at his position on a team short on centers, but he's also an incredible locker room guy with this group, which I think is a HUGE thing not talked about with why the Hawks succeeded this year and not in the past 2 years. It took a while to replace the character of the locker room with guys with huge personalities like Big Buff, Versteeg, Burish, etc. Bolland is a huge glue into the personality of the Blackhawks.

Only other route I can see other than just testing the waters, is that Bowman has another move up his sleeve to get a legit 2C. The team is just so short on legit centers that Bolland simply can't move unless there's a follow up plan. Bowman isn't dumb enough to think Pirri, Shaw, and Kruger are enough to make another Cup run. So unless there's a legit 2C in the works and Bowman just wants to clear up cap space, I don't see this happening.
e.

Making room for Bickell??

skwormin 06-27-2013 03:20 PM

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If you guys are ordering any gear on nhl.com enter promo code 'NHLE' (all caps) to get a 30% off employee discount and free shipping.

I just saved $42 last night. fucking dope.

lockman21 06-27-2013 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14677330)
Making room for Bickell??

If that's the case, then I will SERIOUSLY boycott the season.

I just threw up.

kev87lads 06-27-2013 03:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14677269)
If board of governors don't pull the plug today and then the vote fails on Tuesday it would just be another wtf moment for this whole thing.

If there were signs of the team doing ok, ie Nashville and Tampa, then fine but there hasn't been any signs of hope and the fact it's taken 4 years to even get to here is sad. It's embarassing to watch games in Phoenix. I mean it's like watching a neutral site game when you see the big teams come into town.

So embarrassing. I mean I know the vote still has to happen. But it seems like they're moving forward in the wrong direction. If that makes sense.....

TMoore4075 06-27-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 14677419)
So embarrassing. I mean I know the vote still has to happen. But it seems like they're moving forward in the wrong direction. If that makes sense.....

Oh that does make sense. If nothing from the BOG today then July 2nd we'll know for sure. I think it gets done for them to stay, I hate to say it. There is an out-cause that lets them pull the plug if they lose $50mil or more over 5 years. Good chance that happens and then we're moving them anyways....


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