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Title: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 04, 2015, 06:09:32 PM
Hockey season is here!  Please sticky this thread.


To start things off, the Penguins have Phil Kessel on a lineup with Crosby.  This I'm actually eager to see how it develops.  It's got potential,  and I'm thinking of adding Kessel in my pool with the expectations he's going to score lots with Crosby on his side.  On the other hand, he's $10 million, and his +/- was horrible the last few years (albeit it was with the Leafs, can the Pens help turn this 'round?)  Thoughts?




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Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 04, 2015, 10:13:01 PM
There you are, sir!  GO BOLTS!!!!!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Barthheart on October 05, 2015, 05:51:59 PM
 :D

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Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 05, 2015, 11:41:57 PM
Hockey season is here!  Please sticky this thread.


To start things off, the Penguins have Phil Kessel on a lineup with Crosby.  This I'm actually eager to see how it develops.  It's got potential,  and I'm thinking of adding Kessel in my pool with the expectations he's going to score lots with Crosby on his side.  On the other hand, he's $10 million, and his +/- was horrible the last few years (albeit it was with the Leafs, can the Pens help turn this 'round?)  Thoughts?

Being on a team capable of outscoring the opposition should help the +/- a bit.  :)

Actually, Pittsburgh's D does worry me this year. The fact that Derrick Pouliot came in so out of shape that he couldn't beat out Ian Cole or Ben Lovejoy for a job is not exactly impressive for their supposed best D prospect. Of course, if Kris Letang and Olli Maatta can just stay healthy all year...

...yeah, they're probably doomed.

As for Kessel, he should be a legit 40 goal threat barring injury.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 06, 2015, 09:58:53 PM
Hockey season is here!  Please sticky this thread.


To start things off, the Penguins have Phil Kessel on a lineup with Crosby.  This I'm actually eager to see how it develops.  It's got potential,  and I'm thinking of adding Kessel in my pool with the expectations he's going to score lots with Crosby on his side.  On the other hand, he's $10 million, and his +/- was horrible the last few years (albeit it was with the Leafs, can the Pens help turn this 'round?)  Thoughts?

Being on a team capable of outscoring the opposition should help the +/- a bit.  :)

Actually, Pittsburgh's D does worry me this year. The fact that Derrick Pouliot came in so out of shape that he couldn't beat out Ian Cole or Ben Lovejoy for a job is not exactly impressive for their supposed best D prospect. Of course, if Kris Letang and Olli Maatta can just stay healthy all year...

...yeah, they're probably doomed.

As for Kessel, he should be a legit 40 goal threat barring injury.

Yeah Pouliot didn't make the cut, and Dupuis is going to miss 4-5 weeks now. 

For the picks, I had to swing for the fences, otherwise you just end up picking the same main forwards.  Still think it will be fun to see these two Pens lines playing.

Also keen on seeing what happens with rookies Connor McDavid and Jeff Eichel. Both are on teams that are down and out, but have nowhere to go but up.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 11, 2015, 10:29:30 AM
Wow, save of the night by Lundqvist




...and a goal by Kessel (come 49 to go  baby!)







Terrific Don Cherry impersonation by PK Subban of the Habs ROTFL (he's a good player... but he's not Bobby Orr  :2funny:)  Check the signature table piano hands movements:






For the people who have no clue who Don Cherry is  (color commentator on CBC Hockey Night in Canada, older than Windy):


(http://41.media.tumblr.com/dcd3326eeecce7c71d7185b00127c283/tumblr_mnty0rQaWl1su8j5uo1_500.jpg)




Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 12, 2015, 09:52:51 AM
Bruins' Marchand out with concussion after walking into  Weise's elbow over the weekend.

Much as I love to hate Marchard, he can hustle (Gallagher plays similar style) and would love him on my team. 

Habs power play:  with so many power play advantages and scoring changes, habs power plays is absolutely shameful after 2 games. The opposing team knows what to expect and they just stick guys up front to push away the blue liners...
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 12, 2015, 02:27:58 PM
Bruins' Marchand out with concussion after walking into  Weise's elbow over the weekend.

Much as I love to hate Marchard, he can hustle (Gallagher plays similar style) and would love him on my team. 

Habs power play:  with so many power play advantages and scoring changes, habs power plays is absolutely shameful after 2 games. The opposing team knows what to expect and they just stick guys up front to push away the blue liners...

There are rumors that Boston is shopping both Marchand and Chara, with moves becoming a possibility once they're both healthy.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 12, 2015, 06:18:43 PM
Bruins' Marchand out with concussion after walking into  Weise's elbow over the weekend.

Much as I love to hate Marchard, he can hustle (Gallagher plays similar style) and would love him on my team. 

Habs power play:  with so many power play advantages and scoring changes, habs power plays is absolutely shameful after 2 games. The opposing team knows what to expect and they just stick guys up front to push away the blue liners...

There are rumors that Boston is shopping both Marchand and Chara, with moves becoming a possibility once they're both healthy.

I don't watch very much hockey, but, I watched a lot of the Bruins run for the Cup a few years back.  The one thing I remember vividly is, how the hell does a guy as big as Chara not fall over on skates?!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 13, 2015, 09:35:28 PM
Bruins' Marchand out with concussion after walking into  Weise's elbow over the weekend.

Much as I love to hate Marchard, he can hustle (Gallagher plays similar style) and would love him on my team. 

Habs power play:  with so many power play advantages and scoring changes, habs power plays is absolutely shameful after 2 games. The opposing team knows what to expect and they just stick guys up front to push away the blue liners...

6 foot 9, 255 pounds. That dude is an absolute monster. His reach is just silly.

There are rumors that Boston is shopping both Marchand and Chara, with moves becoming a possibility once they're both healthy.

I don't watch very much hockey, but, I watched a lot of the Bruins run for the Cup a few years back.  The one thing I remember vividly is, how the hell does a guy as big as Chara not fall over on skates?!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 15, 2015, 09:12:56 PM
Bruins' Marchand out with concussion after walking into  Weise's elbow over the weekend.

Much as I love to hate Marchard, he can hustle (Gallagher plays similar style) and would love him on my team. 

Habs power play:  with so many power play advantages and scoring changes, habs power plays is absolutely shameful after 2 games. The opposing team knows what to expect and they just stick guys up front to push away the blue liners...

There are rumors that Boston is shopping both Marchand and Chara, with moves becoming a possibility once they're both healthy.

I don't watch very much hockey, but, I watched a lot of the Bruins run for the Cup a few years back.  The one thing I remember vividly is, how the hell does a guy as big as Chara not fall over on skates?!

He may be big, but he can accelerate despite the size, just not as spiffy on fancy turns though.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 15, 2015, 09:14:25 PM
The Pens won one finally, but Crosby still without a goal. How long will their current coach last?

Jagr got 2 goals tonight!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 16, 2015, 07:45:10 PM
The Pens won one finally, but Crosby still without a goal. How long will their current coach last?

Jagr got 2 goals tonight!

Jaromir Jagr might be a robot.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2015, 08:45:36 PM
The 'Canes finally won, and looked pretty good doing it for most of the game.

They had a rookie score on his first-ever NHL shift about 55sec into the 1st, in Detroit, where the kid grew up.  Kinda cool for him.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 16, 2015, 08:54:35 PM
The Pens won one finally, but Crosby still without a goal. How long will their current coach last?

Jagr got 2 goals tonight!

Jaromir Jagr might be a robot.

I would have suspected that, especially if he grew back the mullet cut.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 16, 2015, 08:56:09 PM
The 'Canes finally won, and looked pretty good doing it for most of the game.

They had a rookie score on his first-ever NHL shift about 55sec into the 1st, in Detroit, where the kid grew up.  Kinda cool for him.

Hey I didn't realize Versteeg as in Carolina these days. 

Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2015, 08:58:50 PM
The 'Canes finally won, and looked pretty good doing it for most of the game.

They had a rookie score on his first-ever NHL shift about 55sec into the 1st, in Detroit, where the kid grew up.  Kinda cool for him.

Hey I didn't realize Versteeg as in Carolina these days. 

Trade was about 4 days before season started.  Chicago was dumping salary for Kane's bail money
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 17, 2015, 01:40:29 AM
The Pens won one finally, but Crosby still without a goal. How long will their current coach last?

Jagr got 2 goals tonight!

Jaromir Jagr might be a robot.

I would have suspected that, especially if he grew back the mullet cut.

Ask and you shall receive.  :D

http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/id/39641/jaromir-jagr-bringing-back-the-mullet
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 17, 2015, 11:53:10 PM
Haha, that's just too good.

Connor Mcdavid has 2 goals tonight against Calgary.  Has anyone compared this guy's pre-season skates with that of Jeff Eichel? 
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 18, 2015, 03:37:18 PM
Haha, that's just too good.

Connor Mcdavid has 2 goals tonight against Calgary.  Has anyone compared this guy's pre-season skates with that of Jeff Eichel?

Eichel seems more comfortable early on, but I think a lot of that has to do with the market they're in. Edmonton is 100% hockey 100% of the time. The pressure never goes away because the fans don't ever move on. Eichel gets to relax a bit.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 19, 2015, 09:14:38 PM
the pressure on that kid must be unbelievable.  Although I do bet he's having the time of his life
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 31, 2015, 08:48:20 AM
- Max Domi (Arizona Coyotes) is doing pretty well in his first year (yes he is Tie Domi's son).

- The Canadiens benched Semin two games in a row (last night against Calgary they put Byron instead, who got a goal).  I don't blame Semin for the habs losing to Vancouver and then Edmonton right after (they blew that game themselves and threw Price under the bus), but I'm wondering if the management is already losing patience with him.

- I'm worried about the Pens.  Hopefully this is a slow start, and Crosby and the gang will get rolling soon. 

- The Ducks are in trouble - this team can't score.  Goalie Andersen is not the problem, lack of offense with Getzlaf and Perry not producing. Can't say much for rest of offense either.

- that old guy who intercepted a puck tossed to a kid from the Pens bench - what a turd!  Nice to see the Pens personally deliver another puck to the kid and a Crosby jersey though.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 01, 2015, 09:25:04 PM
Pittsburgh has gotten off to a weak start...but at least they aren't Anaheim! What is going on with THAT team is beyond me. Corey Perry has seemingly forgotten how to play hockey.

Chicago is 6-5 right now, and that record is only good enough to put them SIXTH in the Central Division. That's absolutely insane.

What does Tampa do moving forward? Stamkos is an impending free agent, but so are Ben Bishop (#1 goalie), Victor Hedman (#1 Defenseman), the entire 2nd line (Johnson, Palat and Kucherov) and Alex Killorn. There is no way in Hell that they can keep everyone. Do they keep everybody and take one last run? Do they move some players before the deadline to get something back?

Like everyone outside of the Toronto area, I delight in the awful play of the Leafs. Of course, every sports network still shoves their games in front of us as much as possible.  :knuppel2: :tickedoff:
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on November 01, 2015, 09:32:46 PM
GO BOLTS!!!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: endfire79 on November 06, 2015, 09:05:42 PM
Wow, what a week - Connor McDavid is out for months with a broken collar bone...  :(
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 01, 2016, 09:35:15 AM
Hell.  Yes.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/a-guy-like-me/

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In the beginning, at least, I just wanted the entire thing to go away. We were on a really fun run in Phoenix, and I was starting to feel like I was part of something. The Coyotes had been picked to finish dead last ó but in the first half of the season, weíd surprised a lot of people. We were this strange collection of underdogs, and I fit right in. And I fit right in by doing what I do best: being a locker room guy, a no-nonsense guy, and a quiet yet effective enforcer.

One of the reasons Iíve made it as long as I have in the league is because I specifically know Iím not an All-Star.

So when they asked me to make a statement ó nudging the fan vote in another direction and denouncing the John Scott ďmovementĒ ó I did it without hesitation. I told the fans, ďListen. I donít deserve this. Vote for my teammates.Ē And I was telling the truth.

But while I donít deserve to be an All-Star, I also donít think I deserve to be treated like Iíve been by the league throughout this saga. Iím an NHL player ó and, whatever my set of skills may be, that Iím an NHL player is no accident. I genuinely believe that when Iím on the ice, or even just the bench, I make my teammates feel safe to do what they do best.

Does that make me an elite player? God, no. Am I going to be nervous as hell when I step onto the ice on Sunday ó and Iím playing three-on-three, with Tarasenko whizzing by over one shoulder, and Toews putting the moves on me over the other? Of course. Will I be the worst skater in the game? I mean, probably.

But at the same time: this isnít Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Iím not some random person off the street, and I didnít win a golden ticket to ďplay hockey with the stars.Ē I won an internet fan vote, sure. And at some point, without question, it was a joke. It might even finish as a joke. But it didnít start as one. It started with a very small pool, out of a very small pool, out of the very, very smallest pool of hockey players in the world: NHLers. That was the vote. A fan vote, an internet vote ó but a vote from among the 700 or so best hockey players in North American professional sports.

And Iím one of them.

If the league thought this was an embarrassment, pretty much all of the players Iíve encountered have thought otherwise. Iíve gotten texts from so many guys saying the same thing: ďYou should go.Ē


and even better, considering this was written before the All-Star Game
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Eventually, when theyíre old enough, Iím sure Iíll tell them the whole story. About that one crazy January, when they were younger: when our family moved all of a sudden; when we stopped howling, ahhh-oooooh; when the twins were born; and when their father made the news and played that weird game in Nashville.

Itíll be a pretty good story, I hope.

Yeah, it's a pretty good story:
http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/14687094/john-scott-delivers-twice-nhl-pacific-all-stars

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John Scott sat on his teammates shoulders while fans chanted "M-V-P! M-V-P!" and the NHL finally got out of the way.

The people spoke up for Scott once again Sunday night in making the career journeyman enforcer the All-Star MVP as a write-in candidate, after voting him into the 3-on-3 All-Star tournament as captain of the Pacific Division.

Scott scored twice during the tournament, which brought cheers from fans and smiles from teammates, who relished every moment along with the gentle giant and his goofy grin.

Scott captained the Pacific to a 1-0 win in the championship.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Barthheart on February 02, 2016, 10:51:27 AM
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Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 02, 2016, 11:13:46 PM
Loved it. Absolutely loved it.

Hell, I actually wanted the Pats to win it all this year and Brady to get MVP, just to watch Goodell eat shit and have to hand Brady a trophy.  ;D
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 24, 2016, 04:14:01 PM
good explanation of some of those new-fangled hockey stats

http://www.secondcityhockey.com/2013/12/4/5167404/nhl-stats-made-simple-part-1-corsi-fenwick
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Barthheart on February 25, 2016, 06:12:38 AM
good explanation of some of those new-fangled hockey stats

http://www.secondcityhockey.com/2013/12/4/5167404/nhl-stats-made-simple-part-1-corsi-fenwick

Good grief! They are trying to dumb down hockey so the Baseball fans can understand it.   ::)
 
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 27, 2016, 09:54:09 PM
So, Pittsburgh wanted a defenseman, and they traded for...JUSTIN SCHULTZ?! Justin f'ing SCHULTZ! He's atrocious! They have up something for that idiot?!?! I can play better defense than Justin Schultz, and I'm being 100% sincere when I say that...and I can't skate! Sure, I'd just be standing there and sort of shuffling about, but at least I understand that I should be trying to impede the other team in some way!

If the Edmonton Oilers have had it with a defenseman's incompetence, maybe you shouldn't trade for that guy.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on February 27, 2016, 10:34:37 PM
good explanation of some of those new-fangled hockey stats

http://www.secondcityhockey.com/2013/12/4/5167404/nhl-stats-made-simple-part-1-corsi-fenwick

Good grief! They are trying to dumb down hockey so the Baseball fans can understand it.   ::)

Easy there, Science Lad.  Not everyone can work on CERN.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 28, 2016, 04:59:05 AM
So, Pittsburgh wanted a defenseman, and they traded for...JUSTIN SCHULTZ?! Justin f'ing SCHULTZ! He's atrocious! They have up something for that idiot?!?! I can play better defense than Justin Schultz, and I'm being 100% sincere when I say that...and I can't skate! Sure, I'd just be standing there and sort of shuffling about, but at least I understand that I should be trying to impede the other team in some way!

If the Edmonton Oilers have had it with a defenseman's incompetence, maybe you shouldn't trade for that guy.

What's happened to Letang lately?  He used to be the bomb-shizzle, but even though his points seem fairly high, you don't hear as much about him as you used to.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 28, 2016, 05:14:20 PM
So, Pittsburgh wanted a defenseman, and they traded for...JUSTIN SCHULTZ?! Justin f'ing SCHULTZ! He's atrocious! They have up something for that idiot?!?! I can play better defense than Justin Schultz, and I'm being 100% sincere when I say that...and I can't skate! Sure, I'd just be standing there and sort of shuffling about, but at least I understand that I should be trying to impede the other team in some way!

If the Edmonton Oilers have had it with a defenseman's incompetence, maybe you shouldn't trade for that guy.

What's happened to Letang lately?  He used to be the bomb-shizzle, but even though his points seem fairly high, you don't hear as much about him as you used to.

Actually, he's had a nice comeback year this season from a scary run of concussions. It was bad enough that he actually had a stroke a couple of years ago that doctors attributed to his concussion history. I really like the guy as a player, but there comes a point where maybe someone should make him retire. Dude, YOU HAD A STROKE.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 28, 2016, 05:15:43 PM
Eric Staal got traded today.

He's going from playing with his brother Jordan in Raleigh to, uh... well, hmmm... playing with his brother Marc in New York.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 28, 2016, 05:17:18 PM
Eric Staal got traded today.

He's going from playing with his brother Jordan in Raleigh to, uh... well, hmmm... playing with his brother Marc in New York.

I think this is a good step for him and the Canes, since it really wasn't working for either of them any more. They clearly need to hit the reset button, and he needs to show what he's got and sign somewhere else in the off season.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 28, 2016, 05:19:33 PM
There's a chance he could come back next season, but cheaper...  It's Jordan's team now.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 27, 2016, 06:48:20 AM
Just saw that the Frozen Four is going to be in Tampa this year.  W. T. F?!

There's a zero percent chance of any team within 1000 miles of Tampa making it to the Frozen Four.  Why would you play it there?
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 11, 2016, 11:17:08 AM
The NHL class of 1990.  Wow.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/04/07/sports/hockey/jaromir-jagr-nhl-draft-1990.html
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on April 11, 2016, 04:51:52 PM
No Canadian teams in the playoffs this year. Ouch.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on April 12, 2016, 12:29:05 AM
No Canadian teams in the playoffs this year. Ouch.

Yep. All sorts of ludicrous 'HOW HAS OUR GAMES PASSED US BY?!' editorials showing up. And of course, they're ignoring the basic point...it isn't our game. European countries have often surpassed Canada in recent years. The U.S. has certainly caught up as well.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on April 15, 2016, 05:03:20 PM
Go Blues!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 18, 2016, 07:50:20 PM
GAWD!  I hate the Penguins!!!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 18, 2016, 07:53:36 PM
I don't hate the Pens the way I do the Flyers, but I am rooting for TB in the series.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 18, 2016, 08:57:26 PM
Tampa played like crap tonight.  They let that poor kid face 40+ shots.  What did they THINK was going to happen?!  Kessell, Hagelin, and Letaing were everywhere!  And Tampa STILL has the worst home crowd in playoff hockey.  Pisses me off every time an enemy sniper buries one and the crowd goes nuts.  Bastards!!!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 19, 2016, 04:05:36 AM
I'll have to duck and cover...I am a big pens fan:)

Pleased with what I have seen so far, but series far from over.  It was odd hearing Tampa fans cheering both teams, but guessing that is because most people in Tampa are transplants from other areas of the country.

Friday nights game is big for both teams, but thinking a must win for Tampa at this point....
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 19, 2016, 04:54:54 AM
Agree on the must win.  And the transplants thing, too.  It was worse when they played the Blackhawks last year.  Then, there was no home team, "Let's go Bolts!"  Just constant cheering for Chicago :(
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 21, 2016, 05:02:14 PM
Well, I'm a Pens fan, so I'm happy (despite their performance on Friday).
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 26, 2016, 08:57:27 PM
DAM-NIT!!!!!!!!!  F*ing Penguins!!!  I knew  the Bolts were sunk when the studio guy said as the third period was about to start, "The Penguins haven't won a Game 7 in this building ever."
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 26, 2016, 08:58:54 PM
Pens - Sharx
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 26, 2016, 09:01:40 PM
Yes!  Good game, but glad pens move on
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 26, 2016, 10:48:31 PM
Really fun Finals this year. Two teams who have benefited largely from the development of some young kids this year to finally provide supplementary depth.

If it was anyone but the Pens, I'd be cheering hard for the Sharks to win a Cup.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 27, 2016, 04:03:04 AM
Not the Cup Finals I was hoping for, but two very good teams. Should be fun to watch.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 27, 2016, 04:11:42 AM
It will be fun to watch the speed and scoring potential of these two teams....I haven't watched the Sharks much so don't know a ton about them, but from what I saw they look dangerous and playing very good at the right time.

But of course will be strongly supporting the pens!  This might be one of the last seasons where all their core is still intact.....Crosby, Malikin, fluery  (although likely not playing), Kunitz, LeTang.....

Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 27, 2016, 04:31:32 AM
Also looks like the majority of experts picking the Sharks.....that's ok, these are the same people who picked New York, Washington, and Tampa over the Penguins as well....hope the streak continues:)
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 27, 2016, 06:30:11 AM
I wouldn't bet against the Pens at this point.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 27, 2016, 10:37:43 AM
Game 1 isn't until Monday? What the hell am I supposed to watch this weekend?!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 27, 2016, 10:39:59 AM
Basketball?
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 27, 2016, 10:41:01 AM
Basketball?

Sweet jeebus. I'd rather watch baseball.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 27, 2016, 10:41:44 AM
Me, too!  Let's be friends :)
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 27, 2016, 10:41:57 AM
Indy 500
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 27, 2016, 10:43:23 AM
Maybe there's some golf on this weekend.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 27, 2016, 10:48:35 AM
College Softball tournament is on.  Much better than either golf or baseball!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 27, 2016, 01:20:03 PM
College lacrosse final 4 is this weekend
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 27, 2016, 01:21:19 PM
College lacrosse final 4 is this weekend

Golf it is.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 27, 2016, 01:26:29 PM
College lacrosse final 4 is this weekend

Golf it is.

you hate soccer but you'll watch golf   :idiot2: :idiot2:
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 27, 2016, 01:28:14 PM
I'm a complex person.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 30, 2016, 05:55:30 PM
I hope Joe Thorton wins a Cup.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 30, 2016, 06:20:22 PM
I was going for Pavelski, but same net effect
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 30, 2016, 06:25:31 PM
I think we're both going to be disappointed.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 31, 2016, 03:09:24 AM
As expected, that was a fast and fun game from both teams and if the rest of the games play the same, it will be a good series.  Glad the Penguins got game one, but I think this series will go back and forth all the way until the end.  Penguins still able to play their speed game, while at the same time piling up a ton of shots.

Looking forward to the next game and hoping Pittsburgh can take both home games before heading out west...
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on May 31, 2016, 10:50:54 AM
San Jose really needs to take game 2 or they don't have much of a chance to win the series.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 31, 2016, 05:00:42 PM
I think both of these teams are capable of getting hot and reeling off a couple of wins in a row, regardless of venue...although certainly being down 0-2 would be a tough hole to get out of, I think they still could do it....I am hoping we get the opportunity to see if they could:)
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 01, 2016, 08:51:30 PM
Free hockey!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 01, 2016, 08:55:55 PM
The last line is the best

https://medium.com/sportspickle/nhl-player-shot-dead-after-after-child-falls-onto-the-ice-d4b030e9609f
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 01, 2016, 09:27:29 PM
Another good game tonight and glad pens up 2-0...lets see how sharks respond at home.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 02, 2016, 06:51:32 AM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2016, 07:32:01 AM
The last line is the best

https://medium.com/sportspickle/nhl-player-shot-dead-after-after-child-falls-onto-the-ice-d4b030e9609f

That's pretty damn funny
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 12, 2016, 09:15:21 PM
Awesome...pens win the cup!!
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 12, 2016, 10:11:54 PM
YEAH, BABY!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/06/13/article-doc-bt1h1-4Phd5e4U8l964b38264fa5ece9b2-222_634x422.jpg)
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 13, 2016, 04:15:12 PM
It was a fun game last night, really seemed like the Pens could have scored 10 more goals with all the chances they had, including wide open nets....but I'll take any victory:)

Would love to see a repeat before some of the older (Malkin, Fluery, Kunitz),  players start to leave or get moved....
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 13, 2016, 04:33:31 PM
I wish the Sharks had won so that Pavelski, Thornton, and Marleau had a chance to win a cup, but I'm not unhappy the Pens won.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 13, 2016, 04:34:10 PM
unstickying this thread.  We'll start a fresh one for next season in the fall.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 13, 2016, 04:36:58 PM
I wish the Sharks had won so that Pavelski, Thornton, and Marleau had a chance to win a cup, but I'm not unhappy the Pens won.

If the Pens wouldn't have won it, I could have been comfortable with the Sharks taking it....but besides their goaltender, none of their stars really showed up in this series.
Title: Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 20, 2016, 11:18:00 PM
I wish the Sharks had won so that Pavelski, Thornton, and Marleau had a chance to win a cup, but I'm not unhappy the Pens won.

If the Pens wouldn't have won it, I could have been comfortable with the Sharks taking it....but besides their goaltender, none of their stars really showed up in this series.

Martin Jones was unreal. San Jose's defense, on the other hand, were awful. They couldn't maintain puck possession in Pittsburgh's end on a consistent basis, and they kept mis-playing it in their own end.