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Title: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on August 06, 2018, 06:59:11 PM
58 more days til puck drop.

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on August 06, 2018, 07:07:59 PM
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Sofia on August 09, 2018, 03:29:47 AM

Is that a foul at 0:22-23 when the one in a white helmet uses his stick to off-balance an opponent?  And what minutes are best to watch?
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on August 11, 2018, 08:11:13 PM
And what minutes are best to watch?

Right before he misses the touchdown in field double. ;D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Adam Baum on August 27, 2018, 12:41:40 PM
This boy is amazing. Hope the 'lanche keep him forever.

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on August 27, 2018, 12:59:37 PM
This boy is amazing. Hope the 'lanche keep him forever.

They would regret every contract they gave him after the age of 46.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Adam Baum on August 28, 2018, 11:38:36 AM
They would regret every contract they gave him after the age of 46.

Then he can be a coach.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on August 28, 2018, 11:08:33 PM
Then he can be a coach.

Worked so well with Roy behind the bench.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on August 28, 2018, 11:18:34 PM
Stars? Get off the pot n pay Sequin. Good numbers, good hustle, etc.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: LawnBoy on August 29, 2018, 08:54:54 AM
RIP Stosh

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Go Hawks!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on September 12, 2018, 10:45:51 AM
So yeah Max Pacioretty saga has come to a conclusion. I'm sure though, as with Subban, his name will still be mentioned a lot this season on Montreal sports talk radio  ;D

Here's hoping Nick Suzuki can somehow make a huge splash similar to what Victor Mete did last training camp that forced the Habs to keep him on their roster.
They need this kid to pan out. Even if he ends up needing another year in junior.
Also Tartar should get his usual 20 goals, I hope. He had a weak campaign with Vegas after he got traded there at the deadline. But he seems rared up to get things going with Montreal.

Habs open up the season on October 3rd versus the >:( damn Leafs.
Should be a dandy  :o
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on September 12, 2018, 10:50:19 AM
Here's hoping Nick Suzuki can somehow make a huge splash similar to what Victor Mete did last training camp that forced the Habs to keep him on their roster.

Shelter him for the first few months then let him go to the WJHC like they did with Mete.
Worst case they will give him the 9 games before sending him back to junior.
He is in the same situation Mete was, nothing to learn in junior and too young for the AHL.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on September 12, 2018, 11:41:14 PM
Anybody want to chime in on your other teams? Ya know when your main team is out of the playoffs completely.

1. Canucks ;D yeah I know 8)

My seconds are the Pens, Oilers and Jets in whatever order. I loathe the Knights.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on September 13, 2018, 06:41:27 AM
Anybody want to chime in on your other teams? Ya know when your main team is out of the playoffs completely.

1. Canucks ;D yeah I know 8)

My seconds are the Pens, Oilers and Jets in whatever order. I loathe the Knights.

The Leafs are my go to secondary team.

But, in general, I'll pull for a Canadian team if the Red Wings are out of it (which they probably are already).
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on September 13, 2018, 09:32:18 AM
Anybody want to chime in on your other teams? Ya know when your main team is out of the playoffs completely.

1. Canucks ;D yeah I know 8)

My seconds are the Pens, Oilers and Jets in whatever order. I loathe the Knights.

Typically the Blues, Flames, Black Hawks, and the Jets as of late since I was fond of the original Winnipeg Jets.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on September 13, 2018, 11:35:23 AM
One month to go before our minor league ECHL Hockey team's first game. It's not NHL but it IS live hockey action :)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 13, 2018, 11:46:46 AM
Looks like Erik Karlsson has been traded from the Sens to the Sharks

Now this was a crazy story. Karlsoon wife was being harassed online by a teammate (Hoffman) girlfriend

Hoffman gets traded away, and also Karlssson in the same offseason

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 13, 2018, 08:06:01 PM
Looks like Erik Karlsson has been traded from the Sens to the Sharks

Now this was a crazy story. Karlsoon wife was being harassed online by a teammate (Hoffman) girlfriend

Hoffman gets traded away, and also Karlssson in the same offseason
Bizarre but IDK details but likely a smart move by mgmt for possible legal and performance issues. That is like a "Slapshot" scenario, almost.

Seguin, finally, resolved. Seems like great deal for him (and his agent) and hopefully for Stars....
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on September 16, 2018, 09:17:14 AM
Typically the Blues, Flames, Black Hawks, and the Jets as of late since I was fond of the original Winnipeg Jets.

Have to add the Sabres to the list too.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on September 17, 2018, 11:13:56 AM
I wonder if EllGab would have enough interested folks to create a Yahoo! NHL Fantasy League... ?

I always find it adds some spice to the NHL season when your in a Fantasy League.

I'd be interested. I also don't care what format the league would be. Points, Head to Head, Rotisserie.

Any interested people please say so. 16 days left before the season begins  :D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on September 17, 2018, 11:19:58 AM
I'm in.
I would also like to see @Spookcat join to see if her team picked based on names that sound like cats wins.

I also invite @SpookyTim, @WinWinSchrader, @DaveSchrader @DaveScottSOR  and @ponyboysunset
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Spookcat on September 17, 2018, 05:22:07 PM
I'm in.
I would also like to see @Spookcat join to see if her team picked based on names that sound like cats wins.

I also invite @SpookyTim, @WinWinSchrader, @DaveSchrader @DaveScottSOR  and @ponyboysunset

Yeah, I know very little about hockey. The puck goes in the net while people on ice skates start fights, right?
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on September 17, 2018, 08:28:05 PM
Yeah, I know very little about hockey. The puck goes in the net while people on ice skates start fights, right?
Fights at a hockey game??? I am shocked  8)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: DaveScottSOR on September 17, 2018, 11:27:03 PM
I've never done a fantasy league before.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: LawnBoy on September 18, 2018, 06:52:40 AM
Typically the Blues, Flames, Black Hawks, and the Jets as of late since I was fond of the original Winnipeg Jets.

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on September 18, 2018, 08:39:51 AM
Here's the year 1 original (some may say forgettable) Winnipeg Jets sweater........   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

Ooo...that is quite bland.  I started following them when the sweater looked like this  (early 80's).

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on September 18, 2018, 08:44:02 AM
Ooo...that is quite bland.  I started following them when the sweater looked like this  (early 80's).

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Our local ECHL team, the Jacksonville Icemen, are minor league affiliates of the Jets. Our first game less is than a month away.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on September 18, 2018, 08:49:24 AM
Our local ECHL team, the Jacksonville Icemen, are minor league affiliates of the Jets. Our first game less is than a month away.

Cool.  We used to have one here in Richmond but they went defunct quite a while ago.  I used to love going to games.  They were called the Richmond Renegades.

Being a Pens fan though, I root for the Wheeling Nailers in the ECHL.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on September 18, 2018, 09:29:27 AM
Cool.  We used to have one here in Richmond but they went defunct quite a while ago.  I used to love going to games.  They were called the Richmond Renegades.

Being a Pens fan though, I root for the Wheeling Nailers in the ECHL.
Small world. I thought the Richmond Renegades sounded familiar so I looked it up and our old hockey team, The Lizard Kings, played the Richmond Renegades in a quarterfinal playoff game back in the 1995-1996 season. I may have even seen that game if it was played at home here. It sounds familiar but 20+ years ago and so many games since then it's hard to remember a specific game.

We missed the playoffs this year with a 5th place division spot but not bad for a new team (at least new to the city). Hoping this team sticks around for a while. They seem to have better financial backing than some of the other past teams.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on September 19, 2018, 12:44:57 PM
Speaking of ECHL teams. We recently have been given a team.
I haven't really paid much attention to the ECHL and always thought of it as a place where AHL rejects go to die  :P
I'm sure this team will garner a lot of support though. We've had multiple AHL teams here and a junior team. But the travel between the AHL farm team and NHL big clubs seems to always be a knock against us.   

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on September 19, 2018, 01:13:07 PM
Speaking of ECHL teams. We recently have been given a team.
I haven't really paid much attention to the ECHL and always thought of it as a place where AHL rejects go to die  :P
I'm sure this team will garner a lot of support though. We've had multiple AHL teams here and a junior team. But the travel between the AHL farm team and NHL big clubs seems to always be a knock against us.   
I have grown to really like many of the minor league teams in various sports. We have local teams in the ECHL for hockey, the NPSL for soccer, and a minor league baseball team. The flavor of the games are a bit different from their major league counterparts but it seems the participants play with more heart and just as much enthusiasm as if they were in the major leagues. The fans who attend the games are just as engaged and excited as they are at a major league game, although in much lower numbers. Minor league games also are less expensive and give a closer view of the action on the field. I find it as much fun as a major league event.

The only major league team we have is an NFL team but I have lost much of my interest in them for various reasons. The local buzz is they are already talking Super Bowl this year for the first time ever (MUCH too early for the way they are talking as they have only played two games and a lot has yet to happen). But the local hype and some of the drama that has been going on is a turnoff.


Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on September 24, 2018, 03:35:09 PM
What are the Flyers thinking?  LOL!  Meet their new mascot!  It's name is Gritty!

The origin story of the mascot, available on the team’s website , says that “his father was a ‘bully.’” — a possible nod to the Flyers teams of the 1970s, who were known as the “Broad Street Bullies.”

It goes on to describe him as “talented but feisty, a fierce competitor.” He’s also “mischievous; the ultimate Flyers fan who loves the orange and black, but is unwelcoming to anyone who opposes his team.”

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on September 24, 2018, 03:38:27 PM
What are the Flyers thinking?  LOL!  Meet their new mascot!  It's name is Gritty!

The origin story of the mascot, available on the team’s website , says that “his father was a ‘bully.’” — a possible nod to the Flyers teams of the 1970s, who were known as the “Broad Street Bullies.”

It goes on to describe him as “talented but feisty, a fierce competitor.” He’s also “mischievous; the ultimate Flyers fan who loves the orange and black, but is unwelcoming to anyone who opposes his team.”

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Is that trostol’s new gig?
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on September 24, 2018, 03:44:23 PM
What are the Flyers thinking?  LOL!  Meet their new mascot!  It's name is Gritty!

The origin story of the mascot, available on the team’s website , says that “his father was a ‘bully.’” — a possible nod to the Flyers teams of the 1970s, who were known as the “Broad Street Bullies.”

It goes on to describe him as “talented but feisty, a fierce competitor.” He’s also “mischievous; the ultimate Flyers fan who loves the orange and black, but is unwelcoming to anyone who opposes his team.”

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It's kind of cute and funny in its own way. I can envision the face being someone's avatar here :) I think many team mascots are made by elementary school students. Our minor league baseball team has a giant jumbo shrimp named Shrimpy for a mascot. Then again maybe it is kindergarten students making them up...
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on September 24, 2018, 03:46:47 PM
Is that trostol’s new gig?

Bahahahahahaha!!!!!  ;D

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on September 24, 2018, 03:47:36 PM
This is Pembroke, Massatwotits?

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on September 24, 2018, 03:49:56 PM
What are the Flyers thinking?  LOL!  Meet their new mascot!  It's name is Gritty!

Hippie Youppi!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on September 24, 2018, 03:50:16 PM

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Reminds me of Bigfoot  :D
and the Habs mascot - Flyers are so original  :P

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Wrong sport but whatever we're talking mascots.. this was hilarious.

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on September 24, 2018, 04:57:19 PM
This is Pembroke, Massatwotits?


I remember a sports documentary on sports players who had suffered injuries and then became addicted to painkillers and he was one of the players they mentioned. It's great to hear of his turnaround now. Many sports players who end up addicted to painkillers deteriorate and end up dead or endure the rest of their lives in misery. It sounds like Kevin is one of the lucky few who have found the leverage necessary to create a better life from the depths of addiction. Although it is probably a daily battle, it sounds like he is winning...
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on September 24, 2018, 09:21:40 PM
https://twitter.com/GrittyNHL/status/1044410535037620225
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on September 25, 2018, 05:43:53 AM
It's clear that Gritty is going to be a topic throughout the season.  I'm fine with that.  ;D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 01, 2018, 08:22:56 AM
Two more days!

The NHL's 2018-19 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 3rd   8)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 01, 2018, 08:28:32 AM
Jesperi Kotkaniemi will become the first 2000’s born athlete to play in any of the four North American pro sports leagues.

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Yes, you are old.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 01, 2018, 10:07:18 AM
Jesperi Kotkaniemi will become the first 2000’s born athlete to play in any of the four North American pro sports leagues.

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Yes, you are old.
He definitely has the basics down and that intangible sense of play and at only 18, with some real game playing experience, and if he can remain grounded and focused, he could develop into a superstar. Some were critical of his selection but he deserves some significant play time to mature.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 01, 2018, 06:36:10 PM
Crosby already bitching about Wilson.  ;D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on October 01, 2018, 06:55:42 PM
Jesperi Kotkaniemi will become the first 2000’s born athlete to play in any of the four North American pro sports leagues.

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Yes, you are old.

That's nuts. Just to think of what the typical 18 year old is like and then there's this kid. Was listening to NHL radio earlier today, they were comparing him to Toews.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on October 01, 2018, 07:06:31 PM
That's nuts. Just to think of what the typical 18 year old is like and then there's this kid. Was listening to NHL radio earlier today, they were comparing him to Toews.

Pretty sure the Habs would be ok if he ended up like Toews  :D
Dare I say that I think he has a real good chance to be an actual elite center.
At least I am holding out that hope and so far at age 18 he's showed tremendous patience, confidence and vision.
Even though he is 6'2" and 180lbs there are times in which he does look small on the ice.

Less than 45 hours until the season begins  :)
I don't think the Habs will be a very good team this season but I think they are better than what people say they are.

I suggested a EllGab NHL Fantasy Hockey pool earlier in the thread but unfortunately it seems like not enough are interested  :-\
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 01, 2018, 07:11:33 PM
Crosby already bitching about Wilson.  ;D

Wilson is a huge pile of shit regardless of what Sid says.   >:(
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 01, 2018, 07:12:43 PM
At least I am holding out that hope and so far at age 18 he's showed tremendous patience, confidence and vision.
Even though he is 6'2" and 180lbs there are times in which he does look small on the ice.

I watched those rookie showdown games a month ago and he looked totally lost.
The growth in the last 3 weeks has been amazing.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 01, 2018, 07:23:55 PM
Wilson is a huge pile of shit regardless of what Sid says.   >:(
Old time hockey. Watch out Sid, play heads up....  ;) or get some players to back you up toughwise like The Great One did...
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 01, 2018, 07:24:18 PM
I suggested a EllGab NHL Fantasy Hockey pool earlier in the thread but unfortunately it seems like not enough are interested  :-\

It was a great suggestion HB, and I did consider it.  However, I'm done with fantasy sports.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on October 01, 2018, 07:24:31 PM
I watched those rookie showdown games a month ago and he looked totally lost.
The growth in the last 3 weeks has been amazing.

It is almost like he rises to the level of competition he plays against.

That Gallagher/Danault/Tatar line seems set and I like their chemistry early on.
So I think they'll start Drouin on with Kotkaniemi. That could become a nice duo.

These lines seem pretty decent though. I think Domi has more to give and might fit nicely where Armia is.

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on October 01, 2018, 07:26:28 PM
It was a great suggestion HB, and I did consider it.  However, I'm done with fantasy sports.

Bad experience? Not enough time to be fiddling with it during the season?  :D

I always find it adds an extra layer of interest. Especially when it comes to watching other games besides your favorite team.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on October 01, 2018, 07:28:14 PM
Wilson is a huge pile of shit regardless of what Sid says.   >:(

I don't think he'll ever change either  :-X




Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 01, 2018, 07:29:56 PM
Old time hockey. Watch out Sid, play heads up....  ;) or get some players to back you up toughwise like The Great One did...

Ha!  ;)  The Pens haven't had an enforcer in a while.  Oh yeah...Reaves.  Just last season, and Sullivan didn't deploy him as he should've.  The Pens do need some intimidators regardless of how pussy the league has become.  BTW...screw Gretzky.  If Lemieux started when he did and stayed healthy, he'd be the great one.   :P
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 01, 2018, 07:33:20 PM
Bad experience? Not enough time to be fiddling with it during the season?  :D

I always find it adds an extra layer of interest. Especially when it comes to watching other games besides your favorite team.

No, not really.  No bad experience.   I have the time.  Maybe it was burnout.  I've participated in fantasy sports every year for 20 years and I just became weary.  It seemed like an obligation that I just didn't need.   :-\
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 01, 2018, 07:37:26 PM
It is almost like he rises to the level of competition he plays

The great or just wanna-be good or improve almost always should play 'above them' or just pratice and many  do in most parts of life but especially sports but in general. That is how you learn, improve, learn to deal with failure, get mentors, find faults and where to improve, motivate yourself,etc.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on October 01, 2018, 09:39:26 PM
Crosby already bitching about Wilson.  ;D
Because he can. That and I have a very rare signed jersey of his so I feel obligated to side with him and the pens almost every time.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 02, 2018, 08:34:38 AM
No, not really.  No bad experience.   I have the time.  Maybe it was burnout.  I've participated in fantasy sports every year for 20 years and I just became weary.  It seemed like an obligation that I just didn't need.   :-\
Don't know if this is becoming a trend or not, but I know several people recently who have stopped fantasy sports after many years and it seems their interests have changed and there was no compelling reason to want to play anymore. One guy said it was like a long running TV series that completed its final season. No regrets and good memories but it had just run its course.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on October 02, 2018, 07:35:17 PM

I suggested a EllGab NHL Fantasy Hockey pool earlier in the thread but unfortunately it seems like not enough are interested  :-\

Played in 2 fantasy hockey leagues the past 4 years, football too. Decided this year to only do 1 football and concentrate on daily fantasy for hockey.

If anyone is interested in doing private leagues for daily fantasy let me know. Doesn't have to be big bucks, anywhere from a quarter up to $5 a game. Tournament style, 50/50, top X number of players win, etc...lots of options. I have accounts set up in Draft Kings, Fan Duel and Yahoo and can send new account referrals if needed.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 03, 2018, 01:53:35 PM
20 game suspension for Wilson! Before the season even starts. That's old-time hockey in a league that wants to make the game figure skating.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 03, 2018, 04:12:37 PM
20 game suspension for Wilson! Before the season even starts. That's old-time hockey in a league that wants to make the game figure skating.

Gretzky had his glory years in a league that was like figure skating mixed in with enforcers.  Unlike Mario Lemieux who dealt with (in his prime) the more physical clutching and grabbing league.  ;)  Regardless...Wilson is a head-hunting piece of shit and I think the Caps' Cup win has you pretty ultra-confident.  :D   Cheers albrecht!   8)  This season will be a good one.  :)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 03, 2018, 04:33:05 PM
Gretzky had his glory years in a league that was like figure skating mixed in with enforcers.  Unlike Mario Lemieux who dealt with (in his prime) the more physical clutching and grabbing league.  ;)  Regardless...Wilson is a head-hunting piece of shit and I think the Caps' Cup win has you pretty ultra-confident.  :D   Cheers albrecht!   8)  This season will be a good one.  :)
It is a long season but I feel better that Caps, finally, won one. That takes some pressure off. Great season is starting. October is best month. Baseball gets serious, hockey starts, college FB going, and gets cooler. And Halloween n scary movies on etc. My teams are Caps n Stars.
Go Caps! Go Stars! Go TX Stars! (AHL)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 03, 2018, 04:34:55 PM
20 game suspension for Wilson! Before the season even starts. That's old-time hockey in a league that wants to make the game figure skating.
Also sounds like the NFL
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 03, 2018, 04:53:03 PM
Also sounds like the NFL
And baseball.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on October 03, 2018, 06:08:05 PM
Remember Marty Mcsorley?? Goon of goons at one time. His entire heads would actually turn red as smoke would billow from his ears and nostrils. He was indeed, da' man. His glory days were with the Oilers back when all they did was win, and win some more.  We might need a brawl thread...…………. ;D

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Akwilly on October 03, 2018, 06:56:09 PM
Dang it's good to hear Doc!!!!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 03, 2018, 06:57:56 PM
Dang it's good to hear Doc!!!!

and good to see Willy around. 
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Akwilly on October 03, 2018, 07:00:15 PM
You too buddy
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on October 03, 2018, 07:03:04 PM
Dang it's good to hear Doc!!!!

Hey Willy good to see you around.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Akwilly on October 03, 2018, 07:21:27 PM
Hey Willy good to see you around.
You too gravity. I will try to pop in more often now that I see some familiar names around.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 03, 2018, 07:23:03 PM
Wow, I almost felt bad for the Bruins. Nice way to start the season Caps! Got to work on fighting skills though, Eller.  ;)  Nice domination and shut-out though!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 04, 2018, 05:53:14 AM
Remember Marty Mcsorley??

Oh yeah.  Started off as a Pen and was traded with a couple others for a crappy washed up goaltender to help our already crappy washed up crew of goaltenders.   >:(

Then years later was reacquired as a rental, then traded back again to the same team for the same player the Pens initially gave for him up, plus others. 

Two things are certain.  McSorley was a monster and the Penguins made some weird trades over the years.

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 04, 2018, 01:39:34 PM
Not bad for an NHL emergency goalie debut:

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 04, 2018, 02:22:17 PM
Not bad for an NHL emergency goalie debut:


Yes, that was so friggin awesome. Also remember a few years back when some "black guy" accidently discoverd hockey and started tweeting about it? So hilarious. As were these times. The guy that falls into the box with Tie Domi. Ouch, but could've been much, much worse!



My favorite was:



    The goalie just said Fuck it and left?

    — Tony X. (@soIoucity) April 26, 2016

https://dailycaller.com/2016/04/26/black-guy-discovers-playoff-hockey-hilariously-live-tweets-his-experience/
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: trostol on October 04, 2018, 06:50:23 PM
HOCKEY!!!!!!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on October 04, 2018, 08:30:55 PM
All faith would have been lost if Chicago lost to Ottawa.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 05, 2018, 07:42:23 AM
Nice start for The Stars. Shut-out 3-0. Sorry to see Caps lose to the Pens though, Shay.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on October 05, 2018, 09:08:49 AM
Nice start for The Stars. Shut-out 3-0. Sorry to see Caps lose to the Pens though, Shay.

Last year the Blackhawks started the year beating the Pens 10-1. You see what that got them.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 05, 2018, 03:38:29 PM
Free NHL Games on NHL.TV

Watch live games on us throughout the 2018-19 season. Four free games a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and one additional day) gives you the opportunity to experience NHL action to its fullest. Home and away broadcasts, DVR controls, multi-game views and all the hat tricks you can shake a stick at.

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Post by: albrecht on October 05, 2018, 06:20:02 PM
Free NHL Games on NHL.TV

Watch live games on us throughout the 2018-19 season. Four free games a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and one additional day) gives you the opportunity to experience NHL action to its fullest. Home and away broadcasts, DVR controls, multi-game views and all the hat tricks you can shake a stick at.

NHL.TV Free Game Schedule:
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Thanks. AHL does it...for this weekend. Ha. More hockey, the better but cost to do package versus time to watch etc, no. I'm waiting for an enterprising cable company to say: only sports packages and TCM and I'd be down....
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 08, 2018, 07:17:27 AM
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 08, 2018, 12:09:31 PM

oops ... reminds me of soccer when the keeper is out of position and the opposite team casually runs up and taps the ball into the net. Coaches are not happy.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 10, 2018, 03:06:44 PM
Sad tale:
https://www.freep.com/story/sports/columnists/jeff-seidel/2018/10/10/joe-murphy-homeless-detroit-red-wings/1565171002/

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 11, 2018, 01:55:41 PM
Lyle Odelein will be at the Bell Centre Thursday night when the Canadiens honour their 1993 Stanley Cup championship team during a ceremony before their home opener against the Los Angeles Kings.

Odelein’s presence will be even more of a miracle than the 10 overtime playoff wins the Canadiens had en route to winning their last Stanley Cup.

On April 4, Odelein underwent a multi-organ transplant, replacing the aortic valve in his heart, his liver and kidneys, in a single surgery that took almost 24 hours to complete at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital. The operation was led by Thai Ngoc, a world-renowned transplant surgeon who is also a good friend of Odelein and his wife, Laurel.

https://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/stu-cowan-habs-home-opener-will-be-extra-special-for-lyle-odelein
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 12, 2018, 05:08:20 AM
Lyle Odelein will be at the Bell Centre Thursday night when the Canadiens honour their 1993 Stanley Cup championship team during a ceremony before their home opener against the Los Angeles Kings.

Odelein’s presence will be even more of a miracle than the 10 overtime playoff wins the Canadiens had en route to winning their last Stanley Cup.

On April 4, Odelein underwent a multi-organ transplant, replacing the aortic valve in his heart, his liver and kidneys, in a single surgery that took almost 24 hours to complete at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital. The operation was led by Thai Ngoc, a world-renowned transplant surgeon who is also a good friend of Odelein and his wife, Laurel.

https://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/stu-cowan-habs-home-opener-will-be-extra-special-for-lyle-odelein

 :o :o :o  Blood infection possibly induced by cactus needles caused all this.  Yikes!  It's amazing he's alive.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 12, 2018, 05:37:06 AM
:o :o :o  Blood infection possibly induced by cactus needles caused all this.  Yikes!  It's amazing he's alive.

He says he had a 5% chance of survival.

https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/video/scrum-lyle-odelein/t-277437414/c-61780703
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 12, 2018, 05:58:18 AM
He says he had a 5% chance of survival.

https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/video/scrum-lyle-odelein/t-277437414/c-61780703

He looks great. "I didn't know I was in a coma for 40 days."  Has to be mind blowing.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 12, 2018, 10:17:34 AM
He says he had a 5% chance of survival.

https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/video/scrum-lyle-odelein/t-277437414/c-61780703
A remarkable recovery!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 12, 2018, 10:22:31 AM
:o :o :o  Blood infection possibly induced by cactus needles caused all this.  Yikes!  It's amazing he's alive.
Sometimes the smallest things cause the biggest problems. I'll be staying away from cactus needles if I ever see them. Reminds me of that flesh-eating bacteria that you can get just by putting your foot in the river where the bacteria is present. It spreads rapidly and can be fatal if not treated quickly.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on October 12, 2018, 04:03:27 PM
The facebook ECHL is live streaming the Growlers home opener  ;D

 https://www.facebook.com/ECHLHockey/videos/549765868816851/

Hockey is back in NL baby!

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Post by: MaxPower on October 12, 2018, 06:01:48 PM
The facebook ECHL is live streaming the Growlers home opener  ;D

 https://www.facebook.com/ECHLHockey/videos/549765868816851/

Hockey is back in NL baby!

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Our first ECHL game is tomorrow night.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on October 14, 2018, 12:18:52 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BovqS19BMFQ/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoMqSBKBy1M/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoKEuGhBLtI/

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 14, 2018, 01:19:25 PM
Our ECHL team the Icemen won their home opener last night 4-2. We had a sold out crowd close to 9,000. Good to see the fan support.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 15, 2018, 05:44:34 PM
Ouch, Detroit.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 15, 2018, 05:51:49 PM
Ouch, Detroit.

It is inevitable.  The 'Wings will win a game this season.   Just not this game. 

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Ms. C on October 15, 2018, 05:53:42 PM
Ouch, Detroit.

You rang?

Sigh, I haven’t watched this year ... just looked up and understand you remark
‘Detroit — This is no time for the squeamish,  Faced with a 0-3-2 start, their worst in 38 years’

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-krupa/2018/10/14/krupa-detroit-red-wings-can-win-losing-but-requires-patience/1642749002/

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 15, 2018, 05:54:46 PM
Our ECHL team the Icemen won their home opener last night 4-2. We had a sold out crowd close to 9,000. Good to see the fan support.

Those are huge numbers, the Panthers are jealous.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 15, 2018, 06:12:14 PM
You rang?

Sigh, I haven’t watched this year ... just looked up and understand you remark


Look again.
Yikes.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Ms. C on October 15, 2018, 06:39:58 PM
Look again.
Yikes.

Losing 6 to 1 ... should I watch this third period???  May as well, perhaps my energy will change their luck!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on October 21, 2018, 11:46:56 AM
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 21, 2018, 08:52:28 PM

+1 For some reason that is really funny  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 22, 2018, 02:35:06 PM
Our local ECHL team the Icemen won their second game 6-2 Yay! This helps make up for our imploding NFL team the Jaguars now 3-4 who were talking Super Bowl even before the season started.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 22, 2018, 04:26:58 PM

Hilarious and that mask so so creepy. And the manner in which he answers questions and doesn't burst out laughing is great.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 22, 2018, 06:14:38 PM
"...the back end of the challenge."  LOL! 
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on October 22, 2018, 07:24:10 PM
Oilers off to a rocky start this year and you just know McDavid must feel like he's dragging a broken truck.  They couldn't have looked elsewhere for some goaltending? Farm team? Cattle farm? Anything..
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 28, 2018, 05:21:28 PM
The Icemen, our ECHL team, won again 5-1 and are currently the only undefeated ECHL team. A better than expected season so far  :)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 28, 2018, 05:25:07 PM
The Icemen, our ECHL team, won again 5-1 and are currently the only undefeated ECHL team. A better than expected season so far  :)

How could a team with Wacey Rabbit and the other Kessel brother lose?
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on October 28, 2018, 05:42:35 PM
How could a team with Wacey Rabbit and the other Kessel brother lose?
:) Wacey Rabbit has a 5 game point streak going on
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on November 05, 2018, 06:06:08 PM
So as of now, the Red Wings have played three more games to get 1 point ahead of the Panthers. 

The Panthers man..........    This is criminal.    :'(
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on November 05, 2018, 09:31:54 PM
CANDID CAMERA: Ottawa Senators players caught on video joking about team, badmouthing coach
https://ottawasun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/ottawa-senators/candid-camera-ottawa-senators-players-caught-on-video-joking-about-team-badmouthing-coach

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on November 06, 2018, 09:31:32 AM
Our ECHL Icemen team is now 6-1-0, having won another game and also losing their first game last week. Wacey Rabbit's point streak extends to seven games, having collected points in each game played this season. Everybody here is loving the Rabbit, #20 in the photo below :D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on November 06, 2018, 10:07:25 AM
CANDID CAMERA: Ottawa Senators players caught on video joking about team, badmouthing coach
https://ottawasun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/ottawa-senators/candid-camera-ottawa-senators-players-caught-on-video-joking-about-team-badmouthing-coach



Ouch. Some folks going to be riding the bench and skating some suicides for a long time.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on November 07, 2018, 03:38:43 PM
@ShayP and all hockey fans.
Pens/Caps now, usually good games.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on November 07, 2018, 03:44:18 PM
@ShayP and all hockey fans.
Pens/Caps now, usually good games.

Hard to believe Blackhawks fired Q.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on November 07, 2018, 03:52:06 PM
Hard to believe Blackhawks fired Q.
There seems to be a trend in sports to hire younger coaches. Not sure effective that it but more relatable to players etc. Like those parents who want to be their children's "friend" not parent I suspect won't be good for discipline.  Then again an an elite level the motivation in the players should be already there.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on November 07, 2018, 04:32:07 PM
@Akwilly we got Doc calling Pens/Caps in a few moments....
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on November 07, 2018, 07:13:54 PM
@ShayP
Nice win for Caps!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on November 08, 2018, 09:49:38 PM
@ShayP
Nice win for Caps!
I just don't understand why people especially a TEXAN can root for the caps. And where the fuck is ShayP?  Meanwhile my Canucks are numba ONE in their division. Even with all the injuries :D


GO Canucks, PENS, Jets, and Oilers. Fuck Calgary.  Oh, and go Kings too!  kings suck this year  broken wheel
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on November 09, 2018, 06:43:09 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/nhl/senators-ban-ottawa-citizen-reporter-from-team-charter-after-uber-scandal/ar-BBPwPON?ocid=spartandhp

Loose lips
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on November 09, 2018, 06:44:38 PM
And where the fuck is ShayP?   

I'm still alive man.  Just busy and figuring shit out.  ;)

Cheers!   8)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on November 09, 2018, 08:01:44 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/nhl/senators-ban-ottawa-citizen-reporter-from-team-charter-after-uber-scandal/ar-BBPwPON?ocid=spartandhp

Loose lips
"...the club banned longtime reporter Ken Warren from the team's charter..." Is Ken Warren related to CNN's Jim Acosta?  :D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 15, 2018, 04:08:43 PM
 :D Man Mountain. There's talk he will return 23rd of 24th of this month.



https://twitter.com/inMBwetrust/status/1063148827106922496
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 17, 2018, 06:07:50 AM
 ::) Ottawa Senators have been a public relations nightmare the last two seasons and in reality for a while longer due to a dip in attendance, arena location, their owner's behavior, possible relocation of team, possible sale of franchise, Erik Karlsson pending UFA situation, trading Karlsson, Mike Hoffman's significant other allegedly harassing Erik Karlsson's wife online and even being nasty when Karlsson's wife had a miscarriage, the Uber video situation and on and on and on hahaha

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/how-a-collection-of-apparently-fake-twitter-accounts-launched-a-troll-campaign-to-support-the-ottawa-senators
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 17, 2018, 10:35:34 AM
Jack Edwards.
Can he be more biased? I'm sure if the camera panned up he'd be wearing a Bruins jersey hahahaha

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on November 17, 2018, 03:50:15 PM
::) Ottawa Senators have been a public relations nightmare the last two seasons and in reality for a while longer due to a dip in attendance, arena location, their owner's behavior, possible relocation of team, possible sale of franchise, Erik Karlsson pending UFA situation, trading Karlsson, Mike Hoffman's significant other allegedly harassing Erik Karlsson's wife online and even being nasty when Karlsson's wife had a miscarriage, the Uber video situation and on and on and on hahaha

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/how-a-collection-of-apparently-fake-twitter-accounts-launched-a-troll-campaign-to-support-the-ottawa-senators
Only thing left for them to do is start scoring on themselves. Whatta trainwreck
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on November 19, 2018, 08:55:03 PM
Hard to believe Blackhawks fired Q.

This still rustles my jimmies.

He was at the Bears game yesterday doing shot-skis with fans in the parking lot.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on November 19, 2018, 11:15:31 PM
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on November 19, 2018, 11:33:36 PM

Yeah, his spidey senses operating on all thrusters. Price, BC boy.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 20, 2018, 12:05:45 AM
Habs and Caps tonight was a sloppy game of sorts but it was a shit ton of fun to watch.

Price made some incredible saves tonight. Ohhh babyy!!!
I am hoping he can maintain this form because with the current state of affairs on defense they'll need it  ;D

Canadiens really need to get 1 if not 2 quality Dmen.
Benn and Schlemko are 6th Dmen at best and Ouellett is a 7th right now the way he's played. Ouellett is mobile but he doesn't read and react that well on the ice.
I had kind of hoped they would have given Simon Depres a longer look. It was a very small sample size of games during the preseason but I thought he brought enough tools to the table to stay in the stable of Dmen. He's 27 as well and that's when Dmen usually round into form. 

I think they plan on pairing Reilly on the left side with Weber, once he returns.
Trade for a #3 or #4 Defenseman so he can play with Petry as the 2nd pair.
Then have Mete - Juulsen as the 3rd pair. They both have great upside but would benefit at this point in their careers at playing as the 3rd pairing.

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Yeah right... Habs finally built up the prospect cupboard this off season so they aren't a laughing stock and they also have a few guys from previous drafts who are developing decently (Jake Evans, Josh Brook, Ryan Poehling) and now they'll blow their wad going after Panarin? Would be awesome to see him in Habs jersey but that asking price must be steep.

But Montreal was one of he final teams Panarin considered before he signed with Chicago. So who knows. It seems like Panarin really wants to be in a market where his model girlfriend has a lot of opportunities. I'm not brushed up on what Montreal would offer in that regards, but I hear Chez Parée might hire her  :P
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 20, 2018, 02:43:16 PM
Sweet Lord hahaha Ken Hitchcock comes out of retirement and is the new coach of the Oilers.
This will either be fantastic for them or a disaster.

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on November 20, 2018, 05:13:58 PM
Sweet Lord hahaha Ken Hitchcock comes out of retirement and is the new coach of the Oilers.
This will either be fantastic for them or a disaster.

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Holy mother of pearl I didn't see that one coming. Until the O's get some proper goaltending and defensemen, the song remains the same so says I.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on November 21, 2018, 03:19:16 PM
I think they plan on pairing Reilly on the left side with Weber, once he returns.

Reilly has become Beaulieu 2.0 in the last 2 weeks but Weber may be the cure to his recent brainfarting style.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 21, 2018, 08:15:12 PM
Reilly has become Beaulieu 2.0 in the last 2 weeks but Weber may be the cure to his recent brainfarting style.

Defense looked real bad tonight versus the Devils. Too many errors and simply not getting the puck out of the zone.

You know its bad when Benn is paired with Petry on the 1st pairing.
Ouellet's decision making is brutal. I would have rather them put Alzner tonight even though the Devils are a fast team.

Maybe once Weber gets back the defense will slot into better roles and ice time. If not, weeeew it is going to be very stinky on the back end (pun intended).

 
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 22, 2018, 04:32:23 PM
https://www.tsn.ca/radio/montreal-690/mcguire-teams-will-try-to-keep-opening-up-game-vs-habs-1.1214346
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 22, 2018, 08:45:25 PM
https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/1065793674020298752
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on November 23, 2018, 06:28:05 AM
https://www.tsn.ca/radio/montreal-690/mcguire-teams-will-try-to-keep-opening-up-game-vs-habs-1.1214346

Have no fear, Brett Kulak to the rescue!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 23, 2018, 06:13:13 PM
Have no fear, Brett Kulak to the rescue!

 ;D haha Kulak played ok today.
But it doesn't take much to outshine some of the defenders the Habs are throwing out there these days.

Alzner's career looks over. I am really surprised they have not bought him out yet. It would be a tough pill to swallow after signing him to that contract, but the way he is playing right now he's not cut out for today's NHL.

It may be a long shot but I still think Simon Depres could play on the 3rd pair.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on November 23, 2018, 06:17:04 PM
Alzner's career looks over. I am really surprised they have not bought him out yet. It would be a tough pill to swallow after signing him to that contract, but the way he is playing right now he's not cut out for today's NHL.

Kulak was actually pretty damn good today.
Alzner will probably be in Laval by Tuesday... unless Brian Burke gets a job before then and needs more truculence on his blueline.
I think Despres blew his chance when he wasn't willing to go to Laval.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on November 23, 2018, 06:25:47 PM
Kulak was actually pretty damn good today.
Alzner will probably be in Laval by Tuesday... unless Brian Burke gets a job before then and needs more truculence on his blueline.
I think Despres blew his chance when he wasn't willing to go to Laval.

+1 for the proper use of truculence in a sentence.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on November 23, 2018, 06:31:36 PM
+1 for the proper use of truculence in a sentence.

Credit Brian Burke for using it every day for about 4 years.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on November 23, 2018, 09:25:12 PM
The Bart influence is far and wide. At tonight's Jacksonville Icemen vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey game, after sitting down, this is the goalie we see for the opposing Swamp Rabbits team during warmup:

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 23, 2018, 09:27:51 PM
Hey @MaxPower how you like them overall standings?  ;)
Icemen have 2 games in hand but hey not a bad start for a new Growlers team. Ruff rufffff!!

I like that ECHL teams have less of a roster size and usually go with 10 forwards and 6 defense. 

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The Icemen have a player whose name is "Wacey Rabbit"  ;D Good one.
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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on November 23, 2018, 09:45:33 PM
Hey @MaxPower how you like them overall standings?  ;)
Icemen have 2 games in hand but hey not a bad start for a new Growlers team. Ruff rufffff!!

I like that ECHL teams have less of a roster size and usually go with 10 forwards and 6 defense. 

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The Icemen have a player whose name is "Wacey Rabbit"  ;D Good one.
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Since we lost tonight, now 12 - 6, we went from 3rd to 5th, but for a relatively new team the Icemen are doing well. The Growlers are looking very good.

The Icemen played poorly the first period and part of the second period tonight, trailing 4 to 0 and I thought the game was over. They made a great comeback, almost tied it up at the last second of the final buzzer, and lost 4 to 5, one of the higher scoring games they played this year.

Everybody likes Wacey Rabbit here. One of the persons I went with tonight thought the plentiful signs in the stands that read "Rabbit Season" was for Wacey, but the signs were actually about it being "rabbit season", as in hunting, on the opposing team, the Swamp Rabbits  :D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on November 24, 2018, 09:11:01 AM
The Bart influence is far and wide. At tonight's Jacksonville Icemen vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey game, after sitting down, this is the goalie we see for the opposing Swamp Rabbits team during warmup:

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Bart Us indeed.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 24, 2018, 03:44:24 PM
https://twitter.com/marybwagner/status/1066146929195786241
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 24, 2018, 07:19:16 PM
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https://twitter.com/bobbydollas1/status/1066526674974580736
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Post by: Bart Ell on November 25, 2018, 07:43:13 AM
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https://twitter.com/bobbydollas1/status/1066526674974580736

Did Bobby Doll Ass tweet the same thing about the late Domi penalty the night before?
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 25, 2018, 05:37:30 PM
Did Bobby Doll Ass tweet the same thing about the late Domi penalty the night before?

No, but I cut him some slack because his daughters are hot.
I don't always agree with his view but I can appreciate his willingness to share his contrarian opinion and oh yeah his daughters are hot  ;D

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on November 26, 2018, 08:27:20 AM
Alzner will probably be in Laval by Tuesday

Right again Bartstradamus!
I can't take much credit for this one, it was pretty obvious it would be the move to make room for Weber.

https://twitter.com/EricEngels/status/1067088806136942597
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on November 26, 2018, 10:48:46 PM
Habs and Caps tonight was a sloppy game of sorts but it was a shit ton of fun to watch.

Price made some incredible saves tonight. Ohhh babyy!!!
I am hoping he can maintain this form because with the current state of affairs on defense they'll need it  ;D

Canadiens really need to get 1 if not 2 quality Dmen.
Benn and Schlemko are 6th Dmen at best and Ouellett is a 7th right now the way he's played. Ouellett is mobile but he doesn't read and react that well on the ice.
I had kind of hoped they would have given Simon Depres a longer look. It was a very small sample size of games during the preseason but I thought he brought enough tools to the table to stay in the stable of Dmen. He's 27 as well and that's when Dmen usually round into form. 

I think they plan on pairing Reilly on the left side with Weber, once he returns.
Trade for a #3 or #4 Defenseman so he can play with Petry as the 2nd pair.
Then have Mete - Juulsen as the 3rd pair. They both have great upside but would benefit at this point in their careers at playing as the 3rd pairing.

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Yeah right... Habs finally built up the prospect cupboard this off season so they aren't a laughing stock and they also have a few guys from previous drafts who are developing decently (Jake Evans, Josh Brook, Ryan Poehling) and now they'll blow their wad going after Panarin? Would be awesome to see him in Habs jersey but that asking price must be steep.

But Montreal was one of he final teams Panarin considered before he signed with Chicago. So who knows. It seems like Panarin really wants to be in a market where his model girlfriend has a lot of opportunities. I'm not brushed up on what Montreal would offer in that regards, but I hear Chez Parée might hire her  :P

Breadman will end up back in chicago eventually...not sure how on the financial sheet, but it will happen.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 27, 2018, 03:24:18 PM
Right again Bartstradamus!
I can't take much credit for this one, it was pretty obvious it would be the move to make room for Weber.

https://twitter.com/EricEngels/status/1067088806136942597

Breathing diesel fumes and eating greasy fast food. The life of Alzner.
 
Je suis surexcité!!

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 27, 2018, 03:28:20 PM
Breadman will end up back in chicago eventually...not sure how on the financial sheet, but it will happen.

Perhaps. When that trade first happened it looked ok. But Saad has really become sad the past while.
He is starting to play better lately but Panarin with Kane was dynamite.

Also Panarin has supposedly said he wants to go to a city that will provide a lot of modelling opportunities for his girlfriend.
I'm not sure Chicago fits that criteria.

I do like that risky trade Chicago made the other day.
It will be interesting to see if Dylan Strome can get his shit together or is he just like his brother Ryan who also can't seem to live up to expectations.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on November 27, 2018, 09:18:40 PM
Perhaps. When that trade first happened it looked ok. But Saad has really become sad the past while.
He is starting to play better lately but Panarin with Kane was dynamite.

Also Panarin has supposedly said he wants to go to a city that will provide a lot of modelling opportunities for his girlfriend.
I'm not sure Chicago fits that criteria.

I do like that risky trade Chicago made the other day.
It will be interesting to see if Dylan Strome can get his shit together or is he just like his brother Ryan who also can't seem to live up to expectations.

Schmaltz was gone after this season...will miss the guy, but the team is already garbage, so why not...
Waxed against the Knights tonight. Ouch.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 28, 2018, 09:53:53 AM
Schmaltz was gone after this season...will miss the guy, but the team is already garbage, so why not...
Waxed against the Knights tonight. Ouch.

Well Toews is having a solid offensive year. They also got Kane  :D
I only seen the highlights but hey Strome got 2 pts. Now Perlini is going to get a shot with Saad and Toews.
This trade could be an absolute steal if both players live up to expectations.

Vegas are starting to play better lately.
Reilly Smith is playing better and he's a real swiss army knife type player. Pacioretty has awoke. Fleury doing his thing while grinning a mouthful of chiclets. Nate Schmidt is back and Alex Tuch is on fire.

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 29, 2018, 06:01:23 AM
https://twitter.com/TSN1200/status/1068118902734028800
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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 29, 2018, 07:43:33 PM
This was a fun clip  ;D

https://www.tsn.ca/video/old-young-guy-demelo-looking-forward-to-facing-his-former-team~1552670
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 29, 2018, 07:46:04 PM
 8)

https://twitter.com/Canucks/status/1068346620956135424
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on November 29, 2018, 07:51:34 PM
 ;D

https://twitter.com/PeteBlackburn/status/1068343204947390465
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 01, 2018, 07:40:22 PM
Good stuff indeed.

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Enard P Farkwark on December 01, 2018, 07:47:08 PM
Had 10 game per season tickets to the Stars while living in Dallas for a couple years.  The NHL is absolutely my favorite of the major sports to watch in person. 

I get the impression NHL fans tend to appreciate good talent regardless of what bench it’s sitting on. Saw Jaromir Jagr play in Dallas I think last year or the year before.  Got a standing ovation when he scored if I recall correctly. Can’t remember what milestone that represented precisely but the dude definitely showed that experience can counter youthful exuberance in many ways. 
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 01, 2018, 07:55:30 PM
Had 10 game per season tickets to the Stars while living in Dallas for a couple years.  The NHL is absolutely my favorite of the major sports to watch in person. 

I get the impression NHL fans tend to appreciate good talent regardless of what bench it’s sitting on. Saw Jaromir Jagr play in Dallas I think last year or the year before.  Got a standing ovation when he scored if I recall correctly. Can’t remember what milestone that represented precisely but the dude definitely showed that experience can counter youthful exuberance in many ways.

That had to be fun to also watch Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.

It was quite the feat of athleticism from Jagr for him to play at the level he did for so long. His work ethic and off ice conditioning was legendary.
He had his own keys to the Pittsburgh rink and other rinks of teams he played for so he could work out and skate at all hours of the day and night.

For sure, that's more often the case that fans of hockey can appreciate the talent and skill of all players.
I can even appreciate some of the Leafs players  ;D even though I despise the 'team'.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 02, 2018, 09:18:28 PM
https://twitter.com/LouisJean_TVA/status/1069435944040837120
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on December 03, 2018, 01:14:05 PM
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/11/30/johnny-boychuk-david-krejci-lost-tooth-bruins-islanders-nhl/
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on December 03, 2018, 05:45:52 PM
Good stuff indeed.

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I was in Montreal for the 2 weekend games. You would never have guessed he missed a full year.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on December 03, 2018, 07:40:19 PM
This was a fun clip  ;D

https://www.tsn.ca/video/old-young-guy-demelo-looking-forward-to-facing-his-former-team~1552670

TSN videos hate me since I'm not in Canada.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 04, 2018, 07:46:44 AM
I was in Montreal for the 2 weekend games. You would never have guessed he missed a full year.

Of course you were! Ever omnipresent.

That had to be fun! Do you get to do that often?

I've only seen one game at the Bell Centre. That was back in 2005 when I had a very long layover in Montreal.
The strangest thing is I cannot remember anything about the game. Just the taxi ride from the airport, walking around and marveling at how many strip clubs there appeared to be and I had a seat way up in the upper portion.
I liked it though because I had a great view of the whole ice. But I have no clue who they played or what happened. Must have been aliens.

I did get to see Michael Ryder's very first NHL game back in Oct. 2003 at the Corel Center.
They had this thing in Ottawa that if they scored 5 goals you could take your ticket to Pizza Pizza for a free slice the next day.

My brother went to school with Ryder as well and played minor hockey with him. It was pure coincidence that I'd see his first game.
I only was acquaintances with him. I was more interested in his sister  ;D

I seen about 10-12 games at the Corel Center in Ottawa from October-January.
Those bus rides to the Corel Center with fans were kind of fun.

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 04, 2018, 07:52:02 AM
TSN videos hate me since I'm not in Canada.

Booo! I hate it when websites do that.

This was part of the clip.
The other part was where guys in the sports studio interviewed Dylan DeMelo as he was out skating around during the pregame skate.
It was kind of fun. I enjoy the behind the scenes stuff.

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on December 04, 2018, 08:00:24 AM
That had to be fun! Do you get to do that often?

Once or twice a year... usually before winter becomes a giant asshole.
I never saw a game in Ottawa, I was there for a few shows and remember it being a pain in the ass to get to.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on December 04, 2018, 08:16:11 AM
Once or twice a year... usually before winter becomes a giant asshole.
I never saw a game in Ottawa, I was there for a few shows and remember it being a pain in the ass to get to.

I saw a bunch of games at the Forum in 75-78. My roommate was from Philly and always needed someone to watch his back because he insisted on wearing his Flyers jersey. Hadn’t seen a game since until I went to Chicago and St Louis to watch the Hawks and Blues play back to back games.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 04, 2018, 08:37:25 AM
Once or twice a year... usually before winter becomes a giant asshole.
I never saw a game in Ottawa, I was there for a few shows and remember it being a pain in the ass to get to.

I love winter. Summer is overrated. I despise the humidity we get in July and August.

Not sure if any development has occurred around there since 2003-04. But at the time the Corel Center was basically out in the middle of nowhere.
There were a few times just an awful smell of skunk permeated the air. I've never experienced anything like it ;D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 04, 2018, 11:38:47 AM
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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on December 04, 2018, 11:52:15 PM
Holy hatties tonight.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on December 04, 2018, 11:55:42 PM
Ugly uniforms for the new Seattle team.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 05, 2018, 08:12:56 AM
https://twitter.com/MSmithBubbles/status/1070169228706107393
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 07, 2018, 04:39:14 AM
https://twitter.com/DevilsInsiders/status/1070848749797339136
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 08, 2018, 02:02:35 PM
I hope he turns into a fucking superstar.
Habs didn't even give him one game this season.


https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1071518634927906818
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on December 09, 2018, 04:11:48 PM
Blackhawks suck big hairy moose cock.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 10, 2018, 08:29:41 AM
https://twitter.com/TVASports/status/1071909610934755329
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on December 10, 2018, 10:42:57 AM
Blackhawks suck big hairy moose cock.

I knew it would be bad, but tied for last in points bad? Wow. Just wow.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 12, 2018, 01:30:13 AM
Minnesota's Coyle regarding trade rumors  ;D

https://twitter.com/RussoHockey/status/1072701157594796032
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on December 16, 2018, 06:02:31 AM
Only in Chicago.  The attacker took a couple of good right wings to the face in the beat down.


Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 16, 2018, 10:17:00 AM
Only in Chicago.  The attacker took a couple of good right wings to the face in the beat down.




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Was security at the concession stands getting hot dogs or some deep dish?
Just from video evidence I'd say mascot will be fine.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on December 16, 2018, 10:41:15 AM
One of these counted.
Yeah, not that one.

https://twitter.com/scottmatla/status/1074099084116586496

https://twitter.com/scottmatla/status/1074127023205949441

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: HumanBeing on December 16, 2018, 11:24:05 AM
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Imagine that had been in the playoffs.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: For Whom the Bell Tolls on December 16, 2018, 05:31:26 PM
Eichel > Mcjesus
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on December 16, 2018, 09:07:02 PM
Only in Chicago.  The attacker took a couple of good right wings to the face in the beat down.




Sign him to the 4th line.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on December 19, 2018, 05:14:57 PM
Game just started and Wilson already got a KO!  5 for Fighting only though.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on December 19, 2018, 07:45:15 PM
Game just started and Wilson already got a KO!  5 for Fighting only though.
Dang @ShayP  but at least Caps got a KO out of the deal....but bad result but a fun game despite.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on December 19, 2018, 11:58:43 PM
Dang @ShayP  but at least Caps got a KO out of the deal....but bad result but a fun game despite.
Yeah that was a good exchange overall. I know you're a Caps guy.. I'm a go Pens guy.. oh well.  The Canucks vs Lighting game last night or now two nights ago had a lot more, cuddling? I don't know what got into both those teams but it was nothing but mean bad blooded. Canucks took the loss but won the extra curricular activities. Lotta fun
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on December 20, 2018, 08:02:13 PM
Ouch! Lots of blood on the ice! Old school like. Murphy in Stars/Chi-town game.... get out the ice scraper. Elbow. Inadvertent. Likely nose which tends to bleed.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: ShayP on December 24, 2018, 03:13:04 PM
Dang @ShayP  but at least Caps got a KO out of the deal....but bad result but a fun game despite.

Fun game indeed.  I admired Oleksiak's willingness to get at Wilson, but he was ill prepared.  Nonetheless...if I could take everything I clean out of a grease trap and make it human, it's Tom Wilson.   :D
Title: Gritty
Post by: albrecht on December 25, 2018, 05:45:23 PM
Apparently the odd mascot of the Flyers is some kind of Leftist SJW now?

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/12/24/18145323/gritty-explained-mascot-flyers-meme-leftist
Title: Re: Gritty
Post by: MaxPower on December 27, 2018, 01:27:29 PM
Apparently the odd mascot of the Flyers is some kind of Leftist SJW now?

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/12/24/18145323/gritty-explained-mascot-flyers-meme-leftist
Gritty got some votes in the last election  :D
Title: Re: Gritty
Post by: TacoBell on December 27, 2018, 05:28:48 PM
Apparently the odd mascot of the Flyers is some kind of Leftist SJW now?

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/12/24/18145323/gritty-explained-mascot-flyers-meme-leftist

The right claimed Pepe despite the creator not wanting anything to do with what the character had become via memes. Doubt Gritty was put out there in mind for something like that to happen. It's just people trying to make something happen of someone else's work. The NHL isn't going to align themselves or their intellectual products to the left or the right.
Title: Re: Gritty
Post by: albrecht on December 27, 2018, 05:39:49 PM
The right claimed Pepe despite the creator not wanting anything to do with what the character had become via memes. Doubt Gritty was put out there in mind for something like that to happen. It's just people trying to make something happen of someone else's work. The NHL isn't going to align themselves or their intellectual products to the left or the right.

I think they already have aligned themselves. Think of the modern stances they have now: when it comes to animal rights, racial issues, sexual assault allegations, promoting LBGTIQ sex, cracking down on fighting and hard hits, instant replays, drinking, free speech of players, etc. It actually surprised me when they promoted a bit about the old "Broadstreet Bullies" since bullying is such a no-no now and something always criticized.   ;)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: FISH on December 27, 2018, 05:55:22 PM
No disrespect. Only for Gritty fun.
Title: Re: Gritty
Post by: TacoBell on December 27, 2018, 07:47:37 PM
I think they already have aligned themselves. Think of the modern stances they have now: when it comes to animal rights, racial issues, sexual assault allegations, promoting LBGTIQ sex, cracking down on fighting and hard hits, instant replays, drinking, free speech of players, etc. It actually surprised me when they promoted a bit about the old "Broadstreet Bullies" since bullying is such a no-no now and something always criticized.   ;)

NHL has been long supporting the lgblt-wxyz scene - they wouldn't have the Canadiens or Women's National programs without it. Or Sean Avery. As far as sexual assault allegations, the team and league stood by Pat Kane though his faulty accusations. Now when it comes to some piece of trash like Voynov, that's a different story. Crazy Eurotrash, what ya gonna do?

Side note, Chicago has been getting assaulted in the fartbox all season - surprisingly up on Minnesota in the 3rd right now - Gary has yet to step in.
Title: Re: Gritty
Post by: albrecht on December 28, 2018, 12:20:32 PM
NHL has been long supporting the lgblt-wxyz scene - they wouldn't have the Canadiens or Women's National programs without it. Or Sean Avery. As far as sexual assault allegations, the team and league stood by Pat Kane though his faulty accusations. Now when it comes to some piece of trash like Voynov, that's a different story. Crazy Eurotrash, what ya gonna do?

Side note, Chicago has been getting assaulted in the fartbox all season - surprisingly up on Minnesota in the 3rd right now - Gary has yet to step in.

 ;D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 14, 2019, 07:51:14 PM
I don't really much care about the Carolina Hurricanes even though I live here now. I will admit that their TV announcer, John Forslund, is a hoot.

https://twitter.com/NHLCanes/status/1084513859824693254

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on January 15, 2019, 04:13:16 PM
I don't really much care about the Carolina Hurricanes even though I live here now. I will admit that their TV announcer, John Forslund, is a hoot.


Not a Canes fan either - always thought of them as one of the forgotten teams in the past handful of season since they've been hot garbage, but after catching a few games this years, I wouldn't mind seeing them in person.

Vegas and Winnipeg should be a good one tonight. May have to tune in to see the Sharks-Pens tonight too.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 15, 2019, 08:32:52 PM
Not a Canes fan either - always thought of them as one of the forgotten teams in the past handful of season since they've been hot garbage, but after catching a few games this years, I wouldn't mind seeing them in person.

To me, way down deep, they are still just The Whale that played their games in a Mall.    Bleech.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on January 31, 2019, 07:39:38 AM
https://twitter.com/bart_ell/status/1090997700911423488

Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on February 04, 2019, 05:53:45 PM
https://twitter.com/bart_ell/status/1092601790711902208
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on February 04, 2019, 06:50:35 PM
https://twitter.com/bart_ell/status/1092601790711902208

Wonder if that is Chris Osgood's kid between the pipes over there in the Fatherland?   Chip off the old block.    ;)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on February 07, 2019, 02:30:52 PM
The Blackhawks have won 5 in a row. If they add 24 games to the regular schedule they have a chance to make the wild card.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on February 07, 2019, 03:00:56 PM
The Blackhawks have won 5 in a row. If they add 24 games to the regular schedule they have a chance to make the wild card.

The West is a mess.
7 teams separated by 3 points for the last wild card spot.
Should be an interesting trade deadline.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on February 07, 2019, 04:03:28 PM
https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1092046365063032832 (https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1092046365063032832)
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on February 10, 2019, 04:41:03 PM
https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1092046365063032832 (https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1092046365063032832)
@MaxPower I saw that game. Damn cool and rather funny with the who has the puck confusion before puck drop. Nice surprise for his family and somewhat heartwarming to watch on TV.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on February 10, 2019, 04:42:27 PM
Things couldn't be worse for those Edmonton Oilers with fans throwing their jerseys onto the ice and walking out. Yikes :o
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on February 19, 2019, 06:45:35 AM
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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: MaxPower on February 19, 2019, 09:10:31 AM
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A game of inches  :o  That could have been very serious. The closet I have ever been to an errant puck was about 20 feet away in the stands. It had ricocheted a couple of times before going over the barrier taking away some of the energy but it still made a mean thud when it hit an empty seat.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: albrecht on February 19, 2019, 06:00:34 PM
Why can't anything just be about sports or the game? Why now do they make the players put rainbow tape on their sticks and have the announcers talk about BLTQI Pride and "game for all" or some crap? Even Obama's own CDC said that roughly 7% of the country "identified" as GLBT. Now that was a decade ago, and there could be some under-reporting, but even IF all the Hollywood propaganda and public education has worked since then it likely has approached even an appreciable minority in the total country's population. So why is every sport, movie, tv show, and school class all about the "pride,", inclusive, and BLTQIG stuff? Even if one ignored the social agenda or desire to stop bullying, or whatever they claim, as a business what is the purpose to promote a sport to an audience that is 1) small and 2) likely doesn't play and not interested in hockey (at least that much?)  If QBLTIs want to be seen as "normal," or whatever, and just "a part of society" than stop pushing your agenda and just enjoy sports without the politics or propaganda. Therein ends the rant.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on March 01, 2019, 05:43:18 AM
https://twitter.com/GoalieGearNerd/status/1101213473663537152
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: FISH on March 01, 2019, 05:52:22 AM
https://twitter.com/GoalieGearNerd/status/1101213473663537152

If you feel nothing while watching this video then there is no hope for you.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: LawnBoy on March 04, 2019, 01:40:32 PM
A Great one Passes Today.... RIP Ted

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Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on March 16, 2019, 06:54:30 PM
Frikking Blackhawks are going to make me root for them until the end of the season. Bastards.

Imagine if Crawford played his whole career in Montreal.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on March 16, 2019, 11:25:27 PM
Frikking Blackhawks are going to make me root for them until the end of the season. Bastards.
 
Good Lord you gotta be kidding! Hawk fans are amongst the worst in the NHL. The only fans even more worthy of the toilet are Flames fans, Flyers fans, and Bruins fans.  Calgary has the most verbose, cocky bastard fans you'll ever have the displeasure of being around. Almost as bad as 2011 Canuck fans.

Vince Vaughn???? Good God!!
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on March 17, 2019, 12:07:31 AM
Good Lord you gotta be kidding! Hawk fans are amongst the worst in the NHL. The only fans even more worthy of the toilet are Flames fans, Flyers fans, and Bruins fans.  Calgary has the most verbose, cocky bastard fans you'll ever have the displeasure of being around. Almost as bad as 2011 Canuck fans.

Vince Vaughn???? Good God!!

Hawks fans that go to all the games are assholes. I could never afford to go. My mother was a legal secretary for a mob lawyer and took me to one game in Chicago Stadium the year before the expansion draft. I still have the program. Autographed by legends incuding Bobbie Hull, Glenn Hall, Pat Stapleton, Stan Mikita, Phil Esposito, Doug Jarrett and Eddie “Moose” Vasko. I can still remember looking over at me from up the ramp while she smoked a cigarette. Black high heels and stockings. Black dress. Pearls. A black mink jacket and Platinum Blonde hair done up at the beauty salon. She looked like a mob secretary from one of those cheap detective paperback.

I have been to a lot of games in the Montreal Forum in the last half of the 70’s. Those fans can get pretty obnoxious if you show up to the Stanley Cup playoffs wearing a Flyers jersey.

I got to finally see two Blackhawks games as an adult. A back to back series with St. Louis. One in the new United Center and one in St Louis 2 nights later. I can’t say I remember much about either set of fans other than they sure don’t dress up like they used to in order to get into Chicago Stadium. When I was a kid a man couldn’t get into the mezzanine without a suit and ties and a woman couldn’t get in unless she was in a dress/skirt and heels.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on March 17, 2019, 12:13:39 AM
p.s. someone gave me a Vince Vaughn game Jersey as a gift last December.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: KSM32 on March 17, 2019, 12:21:26 AM
Hawks fans that go to all the games are assholes. I could never afford to go. My mother was a legal secretary for a mob lawyer and took me to one game in Chicago Stadium the year before the expansion draft. I still have the program. Autographed by legends incuding Bobbie Hull, Glenn Hall, Pat Stapleton, Stan Mikita, Phil Esposito, Doug Jarrett and Eddie “Moose” Vasko. I can still remember looking over at me from up the ramp while she smoked a cigarette. Black high heels and stockings. Black dress. Pearls. A black mink jacket and Platinum Blonde hair done up at the beauty salon. She looked like a mob secretary from one of those cheap detective paperback.

I have been to a lot of games in the Montreal Forum in the last half of the 70’s. Those fans can get pretty obnoxious if you show up to the Stanley Cup playoffs wearing a Flyers jersey.

I got to finally see two Blackhawks games as an adult. A back to back series with St. Louis. One in the new United Center and one in St Louis 2 nights later. I can’t say I remember much about either set of fans other than they sure don’t dress up like they used to in order to get into Chicago Stadium. When I was a kid a man couldn’t get into the mezzanine without a suit and ties and a woman couldn’t get in unless she was in a dress/skirt and heels.
Alright, fine. It is true that our own experiences are indeed OUR own. If you lived up here in western Canada you would know that sports fans from the beautiful LOOKING city of Calgary are deplorable. The Stampeders fans are even worse than the flames fans.


And now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to head upstairs and try to make love to my wife. Foggy from the cigars and tipsy from the scotch.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on March 17, 2019, 12:25:33 AM
Alright, fine. It is true that our own experiences are indeed OUR own. If you lived up here in western Canada you would know that sports fans from the beautiful LOOKING city of Calgary are deplorable. The Stampeders fans are even worse than the flames fans.


And now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to head upstairs and try to make love to my wife. Foggy from the cigars and tipsy from the scotch.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Tell her we said Hi.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on March 17, 2019, 05:47:15 AM
Imagine if Crawford played his whole career in Montreal.


He would have been André Racicot
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on March 19, 2019, 06:07:02 PM
Why even try, his arms are twice as long as yours....
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on March 21, 2019, 06:26:41 PM
https://twitter.com/nhlblackhawks/status/1108890886551883777
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on March 26, 2019, 07:04:54 PM
Not that Chicago will make it, but christ almighty, win this one against the Scrotes tonight.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on March 26, 2019, 07:22:04 PM
Not that Chicago will make it, but christ almighty, win this one against the Scrotes tonight.
If they could have swept Colorado outright in the back to back they might have made it. Don’t think they will now.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: TacoBell on March 26, 2019, 09:31:24 PM
goddamn embarrassing
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Post by: LawnBoy on March 31, 2019, 06:32:21 PM

He would have been André Racicot

Ol' "Red Light"

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Post by: Bart Ell on March 31, 2019, 06:59:54 PM
Ol' "Red Light"

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A Stanley Cup champion!

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Post by: KSM32 on March 31, 2019, 08:04:49 PM
The only cups the Canadiens will be seeing this year are the ones they wear to protect their junk. Fact! Jack!
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Post by: Bart Ell on March 31, 2019, 08:08:02 PM
The only cups the Canadiens will be seeing this year are the ones they wear to protect their junk. Fact! Jack!

Very true.
Toronto won't even see those because they all have vaginas.
Especially Pajama Boy
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Post by: KSM32 on April 01, 2019, 07:40:40 PM
Very true.
Toronto won't even see those because they all have vaginas.
Especially Pajama Boy
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lol  I had Playboy blankets in my teens. That's what happens when your mom leaves your dad and he lets you design your own room. Wallpaper was about 80-90 centerfolds.
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Post by: Bart Ell on April 02, 2019, 03:59:20 PM
Winningest franchise in the NHL now tweets like a 12 year old...


https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/1113213613567770624
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Post by: Bart Ell on April 03, 2019, 03:26:59 PM
https://twitter.com/hockeyfights/status/1112931241546797056
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Post by: TacoBell on April 06, 2019, 04:17:53 PM
Bittersweet as the season comes to a close tonight. Would have liked to of seen what Chicago could do in the second wild card spot. Would have expected a lot of 4-6, 5-7 scoring games...Always fun to watch Kane rip it up.

Not even sure who I'm pulling for come Wednesday.
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Post by: Bart Ell on April 06, 2019, 08:22:45 PM
96 points, miss the playoffs.
Best meaningless regular season ending I can remember seeing, though.

https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/1114712479035035648
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Post by: JayGab on April 07, 2019, 01:09:16 AM
Typically the Blues, Flames, Black Hawks, and the Jets as of late since I was fond of the original Winnipeg Jets.
Good to see/read you back!!! Hope all is well.  Blues capped off my Canucks season tonight but it's not like they, the Canucks had a playoff slot this year.


The Flames vs Blues series should be very entertaining.



ksm
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Post by: TacoBell on April 09, 2019, 08:32:14 PM
Devils
Rags
Hawks

That's the way the balls dropped
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Post by: KSM32 on April 09, 2019, 11:17:08 PM
Devils
Rags
Hawks

That's the way the balls dropped
Evidently that ball is retarded ;)
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Post by: TacoBell on April 10, 2019, 05:06:55 PM
Kessel is going to have to carry the pens on his back again.
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Post by: TacoBell on April 12, 2019, 05:38:30 PM
LOLightning
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Post by: albrecht on April 14, 2019, 06:40:29 PM
TB meltdown is amazing! Wow.
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Post by: Bart Ell on April 14, 2019, 06:42:00 PM
TB meltdown is amazing! Wow.

Nothing good happens when you wear blue and white.

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Post by: Walks_At_Night on April 14, 2019, 06:48:45 PM
Nothing good happens when you wear blue and white.

True that.  In fact, I can think of only one exception:

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Post by: albrecht on April 14, 2019, 06:58:54 PM
Nothing good happens when you wear blue and white.

Apparently so. 

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Post by: KSM32 on April 14, 2019, 07:58:13 PM
TB meltdown is amazing! Wow.
Surprise of the playoffs. Really didn't see this one coming..
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Post by: TacoBell on April 16, 2019, 06:16:34 PM
Elimination night for Tampa and Pittsburgh...these games are nuts.
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Post by: Bart Ell on April 16, 2019, 06:39:30 PM
Elimination night for Tampa and Pittsburgh...these games are nuts.

There will be lots of sex in Lumbus tonight

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Post by: TacoBell on April 16, 2019, 07:10:05 PM
There will be lots of sex in Lumbus tonight

And on Long Island. Gross.
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Post by: Ms. C on April 19, 2019, 05:48:42 AM

Yay!  @Walks_At_Night check it out! 

“It’s every fan’s dream come true; the Detroit Red Wings will hold a press conference today at 3 pm that will include Chris Ilitch, Ken Holland and yes, Steve Yzerman.  I woke up and read the same thing over ten times wondering if I’d been pranked or if this was some sick April Fools joke.”

https://octopusthrower.com/2019/04/19/detroit-red-wings-hes-coming-home-steve-yzerman-coming-home/

And yes, Carson will be ready for next year!

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Post by: Ms. C on April 19, 2019, 06:50:08 AM
Yay!  @Walks_At_Night check it out! 

“It’s every fan’s dream come true; the Detroit Red Wings will hold a press conference today at 3 pm that will include Chris Ilitch, Ken Holland and yes, Steve Yzerman.  I woke up and read the same thing over ten times wondering if I’d been pranked or if this was some sick April Fools joke.”

https://octopusthrower.com/2019/04/19/detroit-red-wings-hes-coming-home-steve-yzerman-coming-home/



Get ready hockey world!! 
Detroit and Ms. C and Carson are still excited with this positive great news!!

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Post by: Walks_At_Night on April 19, 2019, 06:14:03 PM
Yay!  @Walks_At_Night check it out! 

“It’s every fan’s dream come true; the Detroit Red Wings will hold a press conference today at 3 pm that will include Chris Ilitch, Ken Holland and yes, Steve Yzerman.  I woke up and read the same thing over ten times wondering if I’d been pranked or if this was some sick April Fools joke.”

https://octopusthrower.com/2019/04/19/detroit-red-wings-hes-coming-home-steve-yzerman-coming-home/

And yes, Carson will be ready for next year!

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@Ms. C   That is indeed wonderful news Ms. C.   I bet Carson is *Stoked*!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully Hockeytown will be rebuilt back up to where it needs to be. 

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Post by: TacoBell on April 20, 2019, 06:43:37 PM
Flames out...Jets out...now all of Canada's hopes and dreams fall on the Leafs. Good luck with that.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on April 20, 2019, 07:00:53 PM
Flames out...Jets out...now all of Canada's hopes and dreams fall on the Leafs. Good luck with that.

The Leaves are always prepared to carry that burden:

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Post by: KSM32 on April 20, 2019, 10:36:12 PM
Flames out...Jets out...now all of Canada's hopes and dreams fall on the Leafs. Good luck with that.
Errrmm  at the end o' the day only Torontonians are on that boat with any real vigor and even they know it's not gonna happen. This Canadian doesn't care. So few markets up here, the NHL math is not on the Canadian side. It's the Olympic gold that really matters up here.

Go Canucks GO!!? The Cano's could also be referred to as team Sweden :-\
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Post by: StarrMountain on April 21, 2019, 02:51:04 AM
Errrmm  at the end o' the day only Torontonians are on that boat with any real vigor and even they know it's not gonna happen. This Canadian doesn't care. So few markets up here, the NHL math is not on the Canadian side. It's the Olympic gold that really matters up here.

Go Canucks GO!!? The Cano's could also be referred to as team Sweden :-\

Hockey?  I thought you were like Metal Rock, art, and cool stuff like that.  And what's with the Johnny Carson-ish looking dude avatar???  Maybe you had better check the "edibles" ingredients you've been getting.  ;) ;D ;D ;D

Oh, yeah.  +1 just for the heck of it. ;) :-*
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Post by: Bart Ell on April 21, 2019, 07:20:59 AM
Errrmm  at the end o' the day only Torontonians are on that boat with any real vigor and even they know it's not gonna happen.

Actually... the funny part is they never know.
They are Charlie Brown and winning is the football.

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Post by: KSM32 on April 21, 2019, 10:10:48 PM
Hockey?  I thought you were like Metal Rock, art, and cool stuff like that.  And what's with the Johnny Carson-ish looking dude avatar???  Maybe you had better check the "edibles" ingredients you've been getting.  ;) ;D ;D ;D

Oh, yeah.  +1 just for the heck of it. ;) :-*
1 back atcha'


Hockey is hard hitting, it's gritty and sometimes it's unfair and unforgiving just like hard and crunchy rock n roll. It's actually mandatory for Canadian kids own two Rush albums and to be in hockey fights in the school yard from K thru 7. Although the bleeding hearts stopped that in 86 ;)


Oh, my avatar is a picture of John Candy's father, Ted.
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Post by: TacoBell on April 22, 2019, 05:49:42 AM
58 saves. wow.