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Title: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 04, 2013, 07:13:38 PM
NHL is back, and on-schedule this year!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 04, 2013, 07:15:00 PM
The 'Canes are playing well in their first game, but Detroit's goalie is playing out of his gourd and keeping the Red Wings in a game they've got no business being in.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Martok on October 05, 2013, 02:49:55 AM
What is this "hockey" you speak of?  Living in Minnesota, I'm unfamiliar with it. 

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 05, 2013, 04:59:44 AM
The 'Canes are playing well in their first game, but Detroit's goalie is playing out of his gourd and keeping the Red Wings in a game they've got no business being in.

Well - same old 'Canes...  gave up a goal with 16 seconds to go to tie, and then lost in OT.

Detroit's just go too much talent on the ice when they put 6 skaters our there
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bob48 on October 05, 2013, 05:06:27 AM
Is this Ice hockey?

If so, the Newcastle Vipers have disbanded  :(
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 05, 2013, 05:24:13 AM
it's not roller hockey! ;)

There are some days when I feel like the 'Canes have disbanded- usually when they're busy tanking and giving away a lead in the 3d Period
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2013, 08:05:14 AM
Go Bs!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 05, 2013, 09:27:23 AM
Stamkos for President!!!!!  FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 05, 2013, 02:29:17 PM
Go Pens! Just need Fleury to bounce back from his absolute collapse in net...that's all...not a big thing, right?
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 17, 2013, 05:25:02 PM
I like hockey. I live in Houston. Not much chance of seeing it here unless it's minor league, but even then it's a hell of a lot of fun!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 17, 2013, 08:19:58 PM
Blackhawks!!!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 17, 2013, 09:40:05 PM
it would be nice, just once, if the Hurricanes could actually keep their top 3 lines all healthy at the same time, and hang onto Ward and Gleason at the same time.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 23, 2014, 07:45:45 PM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1511159_10201285301516377_1052083550_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 24, 2014, 03:48:13 PM
So far so good for the Pens, and particularly for Marc-Andre Fleury.

(http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_640x430/public/81267117.jpg)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 14, 2014, 08:04:08 AM
how to end a hockey fight

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 30, 2014, 05:59:15 AM
Holy (*#@&^$

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on March 30, 2014, 06:40:23 AM
Every time I see this thread pop up with a new post, I think, "Says who?"  ;)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 30, 2014, 07:03:33 AM
Every time I see this thread pop up with a new post, I think, "Says who?"  ;)

says the HMFIC ;D
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on March 30, 2014, 07:28:12 AM
How Many Fans Intensely Care?  The answer would be...you!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on March 30, 2014, 07:47:12 AM
Our Northern Cousins might disagree...
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 30, 2014, 11:51:17 AM
Our Northern Cousins might disagree...

We are culturally required to care...and to slaughter the unbelievers!  >:(
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on March 30, 2014, 12:39:54 PM
wicked save!

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on March 30, 2014, 04:36:28 PM
Even I know it's, "Kick save and a beauty!"
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: DoctorQuest on March 30, 2014, 05:48:11 PM
Hershey Bears rock.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 19, 2014, 11:36:06 PM
Chicago got fucked today.  >:(
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 20, 2014, 12:28:29 AM
Chicago got fucked today.  >:(

and it was awesome!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 20, 2014, 12:49:18 AM
IIRC the next two are in Chicago so....
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 20, 2014, 06:17:00 AM
I hate that Columbus managed to win a game.  I wasn't hoping they'd get swept again in only their 2d ever playoff appearance.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 20, 2014, 11:34:31 AM
<br>IIRC the next two are in Chicago so....<br>
...they might win one.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 20, 2014, 12:37:33 PM
No love lost between the Rangers and Flyers.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 21, 2014, 05:20:36 PM
Blue Jackets are up 2-0 less than 4 more min into the 1st! Hahahaha!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on April 21, 2014, 07:15:16 PM
Go Habs Go! 8)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 22, 2014, 04:48:22 AM
Blue Jackets are up 2-0 less than 4 more min into the 1st! Hahahaha!

Suckit Columbus
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 22, 2014, 06:49:34 AM
Blue Jackets are up 2-0 less than 4 more min into the 1st! Hahahaha!

Suckit Columbus

I'm not a Columbus fan at all, but it was funny seeing them beating the Penguins early after winning in Pittsburgh.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 23, 2014, 08:45:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8LcShBU.jpg)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on April 23, 2014, 10:19:06 AM
tuk tuk?  ;)

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on April 23, 2014, 10:54:24 AM
Listen Pittsburgh...I'm glad you're up, but I could do without the goddamn drama every damn game. Thanks.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 23, 2014, 05:07:26 PM
Nice job, Tampa.  Thanks for playing.  Or in your case, NOT playing.  Bastards.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 23, 2014, 05:18:15 PM
It would have been nice if Tampa could have won a game or two, instead of letting the Canadiens steamroll them.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 23, 2014, 06:18:58 PM
I see no reason for Florida to have any hockey teams at all.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 23, 2014, 06:22:06 PM
Any place south of Colorado really.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on April 23, 2014, 06:42:11 PM
To be fair, TB did play without their main goalie (Ben Bishop).  I still consider them a way more fun team than the Florida Panthers (never liked that team).
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on April 23, 2014, 08:22:49 PM
Ouch.... I hate those hits. 

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 23, 2014, 09:11:57 PM
I'll be honest, I've watched three or four hockey games since the 'Ning made the Cup run.  It's not that I don't like hockey, I just don't have the passion for it like I do baseball or football.  If it's any consolation, I haven't watched a NBA game since Shaquille O'Neal was a Magic.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 23, 2014, 09:31:28 PM
To be fair, TB did play without their main goalie (Ben Bishop).  I still consider them a way more fun team than the Florida Panthers (never liked that team).

a buddy got club seats from where he works so we went to a Panthers game.  the game sucked but the buffet was prety good.
I could give a shit. screw ice! #Floridabeaches
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on April 24, 2014, 12:30:14 PM
Tampa was screwed the instant Ben Bishop got hurt. Lindback is awful. Lindback + No Defense = train wreck.

And speaking of no defense, those Pens are just kicking ass, aren't they?  >:(
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 24, 2014, 01:24:18 PM
fucking blue jackets
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on April 24, 2014, 01:27:24 PM
(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10170737_10151995439712234_7568865429250804616_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on April 27, 2014, 12:41:33 PM
Bring on the Bruins (and Jagger too!)  ;)

(http://cdn.nhl.com/canadiens/images/upload/2009/01/St.-Pierre-jersey.jpg)

(http://cdn.nhl.com/canadiens/images/upload/2009/01/St.-Pierre-slapshot.jpg)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 27, 2014, 03:40:33 PM
FU Blackhawks!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 27, 2014, 03:55:21 PM
BLACKHAWKS!!!  bitches!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 27, 2014, 03:56:54 PM
Mirth you my suck my swollen member.


Again.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2014, 08:53:39 AM
Mirth you my suck my swollen member.


Again.

Even swollen, it's like sucking a tic tac. And I'm not talking about the minty flavor.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 28, 2014, 07:34:10 PM
are you shitting me Pittsburgh?!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 28, 2014, 07:44:33 PM
They were up 4-0 and let CBJ score 3 goals in 6 minutes to get back into it and almost gacked it away.  Thankfully they held on to clinch and send Columbus packing.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2014, 09:04:44 PM
I was hoping for a Game 7. Columbus didn't show for the first two periods and then played like mad men in the 3rd. And they were in their house. Pathetic.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 01, 2014, 06:26:53 PM
tampa has a small mix of habs and bruins fans, i didnt think they would care much as i thought this was gator country
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on May 03, 2014, 02:35:57 PM
Huge win for the Bruins!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 03, 2014, 06:31:38 PM
Man I'm glad I mixed up the game time today and was still work.  Who plays hockey at 2pm??
Looks like Habs f'ed it up today.  Prepare for fun times in montreal. 
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 04, 2014, 03:42:32 PM
Blackhawks!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 13, 2014, 07:45:35 AM
How well do you know minor league hockey?

http://extramustard.si.com/2014/05/12/minor-league-hockey-franchise-name-quiz/

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 13, 2014, 05:35:42 PM
Go Bruins!  Go Pens!!!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 09:44:11 PM
do you get hemorrhoids riding that fence?
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 14, 2014, 05:13:17 AM
I do not know what fence you speak of?  I hate the Canadiens and I hate the Rangers.  I want them both to lose and the Bruins and the Penguins are the respective teams they are playing right now.  If they both make it to the Conference Finals, then I am rooting for a never ending tie.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 14, 2014, 12:11:04 PM
Disappointed to see the Pens out, but happy because maybe now the needed organizational changes will happen to help them in the long term.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on May 14, 2014, 12:40:40 PM
I'm pissed at the Penguins' inability to close out the Rangers. Lord I hate the Rangers.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 14, 2014, 05:40:11 PM
The Rangers are my dad and my best friends favorite team.  Much as I love them both, I want the Rangers to flame out spectacularly.  Unless, of course, the Canadiens beat the Bruins.  Then I can safely root for Marty St. Louis and Brad Richards to win another Cup.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 14, 2014, 09:26:36 PM
Go Habs go! What a series. Don Cherry (Grapes) eat your heart out. Great to see Pacioretty finally shine in game 7. Bring on the Rangers.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on May 15, 2014, 04:46:14 AM
GO HABS! :D
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2014, 05:29:47 AM
^  ::)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 15, 2014, 01:32:53 PM
Montreal vs. the Rangers. There are no winners here.  >:(
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 15, 2014, 01:50:15 PM
Montreal vs. the Rangers. There are no winners here.  >:(

sure there are: Red Sox fans who now don't have to worry about watching Bruins games!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2014, 05:26:21 PM
The Bruins losing is going to free up some time for drinking and coozehounding.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 15, 2014, 08:04:48 PM
Lucic sounded really confused in the dressing room post game.  I had less trouble figuring out what Chris Nilan says  :)

Props to Rask, great goalie, and Chara.  They showed class.  On the other hand, Less antics from Lucic and Marchand could have made a difference for Boston.

With the current conference layout, we'll see these great rivalries a lot more often in next few years.
 
Pens need to protect Crosby more in the future. 

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 16, 2014, 01:18:16 PM
What the Pens really need is someone who will get in Crosby's face when he starts going off, sort of how Seabrook went up to Toews when he lost it last year and told him to cool off. After that, an actual defensive system would be nice. Oh, and perhaps a real winger for Crosby.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 29, 2014, 04:25:34 PM
LA is pretty strong, but the Hawks ain't over yet, and I'm looking for the Habs to push up to game 7 and take it  :D
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 30, 2014, 10:36:49 AM
well there goes my hockey season  :-X

Kudos to both habs and rangers.  Playing with your first line goalie knocked out in the first match and with a backup goalie who performed beyond expectations was a feat.  Vigneault has done a great job with the Rangers.  Really liked both teams style this series.

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 30, 2014, 10:43:58 AM
It was an entertaining series in both directions

and WTF with Lundqvist heading that puck over the net in the 3d last night?!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 30, 2014, 11:51:38 AM
It was an entertaining series in both directions

and WTF with Lundqvist heading that puck over the net in the 3d last night?!

I liked the spinning blocker save a bit better.  :)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 30, 2014, 01:28:10 PM
key saves, we would have tied the game with one of those.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2014, 08:20:15 AM
(http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2014-04-24/f34ef670-cbbe-11e3-89ae-9bc65e587bc3_top-10-star-trek-movie-moments-20090504020601807-000-copy.jpg)

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/conn-smythe-watch--justin-williams-leading-mvp-race-082400715.html
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 13, 2014, 04:46:08 AM
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Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on June 13, 2014, 08:40:59 AM
Can't catch ESPN here. 

Not a big fan of how Lunqvist kind of ripped his defenese men the other day in an interview.  If you're losing like that, dont't rip your teammates publicly, stfu and pick up your game.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on September 21, 2014, 11:05:11 AM
bump

NHL regular season starts Oct 8.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on September 22, 2014, 06:06:27 AM
What do you call 30 multi-millionaires sitting around a TV watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs?


The Maple Leafs!

  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 03, 2014, 07:26:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/KZKFzQl.gif)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on October 03, 2014, 07:30:41 AM
Ouch!  ;D
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on October 03, 2014, 07:32:41 AM
$50 million for 7 years..... Bobby Ryan better do something for the Senators this year.....  :o
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 03, 2014, 09:06:02 AM
hmmm, I wish the Sens the best, but not sure about Ryan
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 03, 2014, 01:12:23 PM
They had to keep him. After what had happened previously, and with Melnyk whining about money, there were serious questions about that franchise and whether or not they were actually willing/able to sign talent.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 06, 2014, 10:08:39 PM
^ and Karlsson is now Captain.  I'm hoping he'll stay a bit!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on October 08, 2014, 06:23:18 AM
Season starts tonight! Go Habs!  O0
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on October 22, 2014, 08:57:49 PM
I thought this was pretty touching, considering the events in Ottawa today:

The Consol Energy Center joins together to sing “O Canada” in support of Canada and the recent tragedies in Ottawa

http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/611225 (http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/611225)

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 07, 2014, 07:28:59 PM
'Canes went 0-for-October, but are undefeated in November.  Go figure.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on November 08, 2014, 07:00:00 AM
They may be just above CBJ but its only november, lots of time for a few more wins.  Columbus has tons of injuries.

Habs just  struggled against the Sabres... That was ugly.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on November 18, 2014, 06:00:44 PM
The whole team in Anaheim caught the mumps!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on November 19, 2014, 02:21:25 PM
Gah! Will that make them play any worse?  ;D

Speaking of bad ... how about them Leafs.... 9-2 loss last game..... :o
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on November 19, 2014, 02:31:33 PM
Gah! Will that make them play any worse?  ;D

Speaking of bad ... how about them Leafs.... 9-2 loss last game..... :o

Nashville is hot, and I think the Leafs are in a funk.  Although not as bad as the Laffs, the Habs lost against the 3-4th line of the Penguins, messing up with key giveaways, not really  because they failed to shutdown Crosby/Malkin (which is ironic).  Nothing to be proud about last night.

I see how the coach brings Malhotra to win the faceoff from Crosby, and then switches him on the bench with Galchenyuk or Gallagher.  Malhotra is earning his pay this season!

On side note, I finally got Videotron cable after fighting with Rogers Gamecenter (I gave up - they could not make my subscription work after 5 days).  Rogers has a monopoly, but the delivery with this product is terrible.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on November 22, 2014, 10:32:22 AM
Saturday night folks!

Habs vs Bruins in Beantown!  Amazing classic rivalry, you gotta love it when these guys play. 
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on December 11, 2014, 07:31:25 AM
Should have posted this sooner, but was busy.  A hockey great (Jean Beliveau) passed away last week. A true class act and leader in the sport.

RIP

http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/simple-elegant-funeral-is-a-perfect-farewell-to-jean-beliveau (http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/simple-elegant-funeral-is-a-perfect-farewell-to-jean-beliveau)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 11, 2014, 07:46:44 AM
I'm not well-versed enough in hockey history for the name to have immediately registered, but reading the obits, I was impressed...
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on December 11, 2014, 08:10:08 AM
Yeah, Jean Beliveau was one of those players that we all wanted to be like.... even if we weren't French. Just a master on the ice and really nice guy off.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on December 18, 2014, 11:29:18 AM
Fines for diving!

   http://m.thn.com/blog/preds-james-neal-first-player-to-be-named-shamed-under-nhls-anti-diving-push/  (http://m.thn.com/blog/preds-james-neal-first-player-to-be-named-shamed-under-nhls-anti-diving-push/)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on January 01, 2015, 12:46:22 PM
Winter Classic! Woot!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 01, 2015, 12:50:43 PM
They've got helmet-cams on some folks on the ice, too. The closeup footage inside the first-period scrum right before the 4-on-4 was pretty cool
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on January 01, 2015, 12:52:28 PM
Yeah, it's pretty friggin sweet
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on January 26, 2015, 10:13:45 AM
Check out this crazy trick penalty shot during a Russian KHL All-Star game.   :coolsmiley:

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 26, 2015, 10:17:46 AM
the highlight of the NHL All-Star was actually when they had a 'trade' during the All-Star draft, and swapped Kessel for Seguin.  This is twice now that Kessel has been in the spotlight at the All-Star draft.  He was the first "last guy" at the draft in 2011, and now he was the first guy traded at the All-Star draft.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on January 26, 2015, 11:01:41 AM
the highlight of the NHL All-Star was actually when they had a 'trade' during the All-Star draft, and swapped Kessel for Seguin.  This is twice now that Kessel has been in the spotlight at the All-Star draft.  He was the first "last guy" at the draft in 2011, and now he was the first guy traded at the All-Star draft.

I missed out yesterday but noticed this zinger.  Tyler Seguin is the man.  Then again, I'm not sure what to make of Kessel.  He can be great offensively, but people lament his other skills.  I'm not sure if it's a result of the teams failures, his, or all of the above I guess.   I think the grilling he got recently in the locker room was a little too much, but he should be able to handle that flak by now.

I think the leafs should consider changing the manager, I don't think the coach is the problem.  There will be trouble if trying to offload Kessel ( who wants to pay his salary & Phaneuf's except the Leafs??)

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 26, 2015, 12:58:08 PM
the highlight of the NHL All-Star was actually when they had a 'trade' during the All-Star draft, and swapped Kessel for Seguin.  This is twice now that Kessel has been in the spotlight at the All-Star draft.  He was the first "last guy" at the draft in 2011, and now he was the first guy traded at the All-Star draft.

I missed out yesterday but noticed this zinger.  Tyler Seguin is the man.  Then again, I'm not sure what to make of Kessel.  He can be great offensively, but people lament his other skills.  I'm not sure if it's a result of the teams failures, his, or all of the above I guess.   I think the grilling he got recently in the locker room was a little too much, but he should be able to handle that flak by now.

I think the leafs should consider changing the manager, I don't think the coach is the problem.  There will be trouble if trying to offload Kessel ( who wants to pay his salary & Phaneuf's except the Leafs??)

Kessel certainly shouldn't be a team captain or in any sort of leadership/media relations spot on a team, but there aren't a lot of guys who are consistent year to year 40 goal threats. Trading him would be ridiculous, especially since his contract would limit the return quite significantly.

The Leafs need to switch GM's, blow this up and rebuild around a few core guys. They actually have quite a few well regarded prospects on their way, so bite the bullet, dump some stupid contracts for peanuts (Phaneuf, Lupul) and stop pretending that this deeply flawed roster is ever going to amount to success.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on February 03, 2015, 06:51:35 AM
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Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on February 16, 2015, 07:54:55 PM
The Leafs started to clean up house

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2015/02/15/maple-leafs-land-first-round-pick-prospect-leipsic-jokinen-in-predators-deal.html (http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2015/02/15/maple-leafs-land-first-round-pick-prospect-leipsic-jokinen-in-predators-deal.html)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 16, 2015, 08:31:37 PM
'Canes actually won tonight.  Most nights they outshoot their opponents something like 38-24 and lose 2-1.  Tonight they got a couple of PP goals on the road and won handily...
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on February 22, 2015, 05:48:35 AM
Another tough night for the canes Brant.  32 shots to 19, 3-1 Devils.  Any talk of trades down there?
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 22, 2015, 06:57:03 AM
no, because with a healthy lineup, they're actually pretty competitive.  This whole season, though, has been the 'Canes outshooting people 37-18 and then loosing 2-1 or 3-1 w/ an empty net goal. 

Jordan was missing for 2-1/2 months and that put them in a big hole.  When he came back, they went on a mini-run that almost got them out of last.  But Skinner's been hurt, Semin's been hurt, and Gleason's just old, but they're out of options.  They need a scoring top-4 defenseman, and another scoring center to run the 2d line w/ Skinner & Semin.  The latter they might already have if Lindholm develops quicker, or Riley Nash could find the net.  But right now the defense is Justin Faulk and a handful of solid roster-filling journeymen but no one that scares you or stretches a defense.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on February 22, 2015, 07:29:31 AM
Interesting.  I heard folks are eying Tlusty, McClement, Sekera
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 22, 2015, 07:46:58 AM
Tlusty will be a pure rental.  He's already told his agent to get a long-term deal done in Raleigh b/c he wants to live here long-term.

Sekera could bring some nice parts back.  McClement is a solid guy, but unlikely to become more than a third-line guy in the long run.  If he can bring a solid return, I'd take it. 

Sekera is a classic example of what Carolina has too many of: solid-but-not-dominant-high-character guys.  They'll play hard and work hard and represent your organization very impressively in the community.  But without someone else around them to light up the game, they are unlikely to impress on the ice.  They're the guys that'll fill out the roster and not screw up, but they won't take over and win anything either.  The roster is full of them: Hainsey, Liles, Gleason, Dwyer, Rask, Murphy, etc.  And they've been that way for years, with guys like Seidenberg, Allen, Cullen, Cole, LaRose, Aaron Ward, Kaberle, Ruutu, Jokinen, Sutter, Harrison, Corvo, Walker...
 
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: OJsDad on February 23, 2015, 06:06:17 AM
The Toledo Walleye beat Gwinnett Gladiators 12-0 yesterday.

http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/482326 (http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/482326)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 25, 2015, 02:01:02 PM
the dismantling is starting
http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=755111

Tlusty for 2 draft picks
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 25, 2015, 06:36:19 PM
And now Sekera is shipped out for a solid minor-leaguer and another draft pick

http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=755177
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 28, 2015, 03:41:59 PM
The 'Canes also shipped out Gleason for picks / stray bodies.

They're trying to come up with a nickname for the Staal - Staal - Semin line they're experimenting with.
Someone suggested the "Triple $s"
Someone else suggested the "Tantric Line" - I think that one might win :)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on March 01, 2015, 09:31:34 AM
In Montreal, there are rumors of trading Eller for Jeffery Lupul.  SMH
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 01, 2015, 02:30:59 PM
In Montreal, there are rumors of trading Eller for Jeffery Lupul.  SMH

There have been a lot of rumors about a deal between Montreal and Edmonton, too. Eller, Tinordi and Fucale on Montreal's side and Eberle/Yakupov and Petry from the Oiler side of things. Any combination there would make a lot more sense to me than Lupul. Heck, I really like Lupul's game, but the guy simply cannot stay healthy.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on March 01, 2015, 04:00:32 PM
In Montreal, there are rumors of trading Eller for Jeffery Lupul.  SMH

There have been a lot of rumors about a deal between Montreal and Edmonton, too. Eller, Tinordi and Fucale on Montreal's side and Eberle/Yakupov and Petry from the Oiler side of things. Any combination there would make a lot more sense to me than Lupul. Heck, I really like Lupul's game, but the guy simply cannot stay healthy.

Wow.  Tinordi & Fucale?  I was hoping they would want to keep those guys. 

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 02, 2015, 06:53:53 PM
best trade story on the day

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/12409736/jordan-leopold-traded-hometown-minnesota-wild-daughter-letter-team
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on March 03, 2015, 07:35:29 PM
That's really cute, good on them!

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 05, 2015, 01:33:04 PM
In Montreal, there are rumors of trading Eller for Jeffery Lupul.  SMH

There have been a lot of rumors about a deal between Montreal and Edmonton, too. Eller, Tinordi and Fucale on Montreal's side and Eberle/Yakupov and Petry from the Oiler side of things. Any combination there would make a lot more sense to me than Lupul. Heck, I really like Lupul's game, but the guy simply cannot stay healthy.

Wow.  Tinordi & Fucale?  I was hoping they would want to keep those guys.

Well, Fucale's top end upside for them is pretty much 'Carey Price's backup', so he's likely to get traded at some point.  ;)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 09, 2015, 02:09:27 PM
WOW

(http://3.cdn.nhle.com/hurricanes/images/upload/2015/03/SeminGoal.gif)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 09, 2015, 10:53:15 PM
^^OF COURSE that went down against the Oilers. What a laughably hilarious dumpster fire the Edmonton Oilers organization has become.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 10, 2015, 05:32:30 AM
FWIW, the Oilers did have a 3-0 lead mid-way through the second.  Once Semin scored that goal, it kind of fell apart for them
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 10, 2015, 12:28:13 PM
FWIW, the Oilers did have a 3-0 lead mid-way through the second.  Once Semin scored that goal, it kind of fell apart for them

Of course it did. They're the Oilers! Seriously, they're hilariously bad...and yet also hilariously overrate their supposed 'talent' level. It's a constant source of humor when you live near the team and yet don't cheer for them.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 10, 2015, 12:29:36 PM
FWIW, only one franchise in NHL history has a 400-goal season for the entire team.  The Oilers did it 4-5 straight seasons back in the 80s and no one has ever done it before / since.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 10, 2015, 12:36:19 PM
FWIW, only one franchise in NHL history has a 400-goal season for the entire team.  The Oilers did it 4-5 straight seasons back in the 80s and no one has ever done it before / since.

See, when quotes like this regularly come from Oilers management in some pathetic attempt to ignore the current state of things (of course, many of them were there...the new owner is desperately trying to collect the whole set of 'heroes of the eighties' action figures), it's a lot less impressive. And funnier!  ;D
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on March 18, 2015, 09:00:17 AM
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Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2015, 09:15:10 AM
yeah. and you bastards from Ottowa ruined my son's birthday last night when the Sens won w/ 13 seconds left in overtime.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on March 18, 2015, 09:20:37 AM
yeah. and you bastards from Ottowa ruined my son's birthday last night when the Sens won w/ 13 seconds left in overtime.

 O0
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Centurion40 on May 12, 2015, 08:44:36 AM
I know that y'all have been saying this for years, but America ain't free!!!  >:(

http://globalnews.ca/news/1988087/tampa-bay-lightning-ask-habs-fans-to-cover-up-only-selling-tickets-to-florida-residents/

Quote
Hide your Habs jersey! The Tampa Bay Lightning are restricting playoff ticket sales to Florida residents only and banning Habs jerseys from some areas inside the arena.

Sounds like Russia to me!!

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on May 12, 2015, 09:07:22 AM
I know that y'all have been saying this for years, but America ain't free!!!  >:(

http://globalnews.ca/news/1988087/tampa-bay-lightning-ask-habs-fans-to-cover-up-only-selling-tickets-to-florida-residents/

Quote
Hide your Habs jersey! The Tampa Bay Lightning are restricting playoff ticket sales to Florida residents only and banning Habs jerseys from some areas inside the arena.

Sounds like Russia to me!!

WTF!?!  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on May 12, 2015, 09:21:06 AM
Someone should advise Tampa not to piss off all the Canadians in Florida.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 12, 2015, 09:51:17 AM
The restriction on the sale of the tickets is done elsewhere during the playoffs (Montreal, Ottawa, etc).  Whatever I can watch the game at a bar or at home.

But this whole jersey issue is BS.  Are teams really doing this now? It's been a while since I've been to a live game during the playoffs. Since when can anyone tell you what jersey you can wear?  Man even the sods in Beantown were classier, and I co-existed with Bruins fans several times.

Go Habs Go.  If the Lightning do end up getting past Price, all the best to them.  They are a great team, and I want a team that can kick the crap out of the Rangers if they move past the Caps (I can't stand Kreider - dude needs to get suspended for the kamikaze hits on goalies).
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on May 12, 2015, 09:57:44 AM
I don't think I'm capable of rooting for the Habs. However, the main thing is that someone does kick the crap out of the Rangers.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Centurion40 on May 12, 2015, 12:35:02 PM
The restriction on the sale of the tickets is done elsewhere during the playoffs (Montreal, Ottawa, etc).

Where ever this ticket sales restriction is done, it is wrong (IMHO).  I can see limiting ticket sales to a maximum # per person, so as to curb scalping- but why give a shit where someone lives!!!

Bad form, poor sportsmanship, etc.  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Centurion40 on May 12, 2015, 12:41:33 PM
As for the jersey issue, if it is a matter of public safety (as in don't wear enemy colours if you value your continued good health), then fine; say that and be done with it.  You were fairly warned.  But to ban someone from being fully clothed wearing the colours of a visiting team???!!!  Bullshit I say, BULLSHIT!  :tickedoff:

I can't honestly say that I gave much of a crap about the outcome of this series until now.  But, now I'm all about the red, white and blue for liberty and justice!!!  :coolsmiley:

(http://shop.flagshop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/f/l/flag-nhl-montreal-canadiens_1_1.gif)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 12, 2015, 01:04:15 PM
Screw that! I hate the Habs. And I picked Tampa in the work playoff pool. They can require every fan to dress up like a furry for all I care...just win me my damn money!  ;D
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 12, 2015, 06:32:45 PM
The restriction on the sale of the tickets is done elsewhere during the playoffs (Montreal, Ottawa, etc).

Where ever this ticket sales restriction is done, it is wrong (IMHO).  I can see limiting ticket sales to a maximum # per person, so as to curb scalping- but why give a shit where someone lives!!!

Bad form, poor sportsmanship, etc.  :tickedoff:

Agree 100%.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 12, 2015, 08:52:22 PM
Y'all Tampa boys played a great game, 1st two periods were hard to watch.

The lead up to the Eastern Conference finals should be interesting.  I for one hope that Ovie & and Caps clock the crap out of the Rangers; Lightning/Caps would be an interesting series.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 13, 2015, 04:14:47 AM
Keep in mind the Rangers have never lost a game 7 at home....  they're 6-0 at MSG in game 7s

Caps should've closed them out when they had the chance!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 13, 2015, 12:50:09 PM
I'm not a huge Rangers fan, but I've never liked the Caps. And as well as Holtby has played this year, I'd be a Hell of a lot more confident if I had Lundqvist behind me in goal in a game 7.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Centurion40 on May 13, 2015, 07:50:53 PM
What's with all the Rangers hate?
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2015, 07:57:29 PM
What's with all the Rangers hate?

As a Bruins fan, I am hardwired to hate the Rangers. As a New Englander, I tend to hate New York teams in general.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 13, 2015, 08:10:23 PM
As a general rule, the New York fans are grouped thus:

Yankees, Knicks, Giants and Rangers

or

Mets, Nets, Jets and Islanders.

One group contains (mostly) winners and is generally despised by all the loser hacks out there who wish they had the testicular fortitude to man up and join the winners.  The others root for the Mets, Nets, Jets and Islanders.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 13, 2015, 08:27:14 PM
One group contains (mostly) winners and is generally despised by all the fans of every other franchise in their respective sports for the way their bandwagon fans just jumped on someone else's ride by choosing to back whatever team happened to be winning or in the news when they started to become fans.  The others root for the Mets, Nets, Jets and Islanders.

ftfy
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 13, 2015, 08:54:38 PM
 O0
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 13, 2015, 08:57:36 PM
Hard to blame Holtby.  The dude made 37 saves in a road playoff game 7.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 13, 2015, 09:20:41 PM

After seeing the Kreider Krap throughout the playoffs (and last years playoffs), I'm hoping a ref wakes up and kicks him out at one point.

That being said, GO LIGHTNING!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 14, 2015, 05:02:30 AM
YES!  Go Lightning!!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on May 14, 2015, 06:42:34 AM
So much for Ovechkin guaranteeing a win. Stupid loser Capitals.  >:(
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 16, 2015, 01:38:04 PM
Awesome defense by the Rangers.  I didn't see a Lightning player in the crease for more than half a second all game.  We'll get'em next game!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 16, 2015, 01:50:49 PM
Hang in there, Lightning will strike  O0

If my prayers were to get answered, the Montreal GM (Bergevin would have tried to get rid of the current coach (Therrien), and made a big effort to attract Babcock to the team.  With Babcock in place, I really feel he would advise the GM on future acquisitions to make the team succeed.  Sadly this wasn't the case today, and the GM is defending the currrent coach.  I don't forsee big changes soon ..(although  Gonchar, Maholtra, Weaver are gone).

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/can-the-canadiens-win-with-michel-therrien/ (http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/can-the-canadiens-win-with-michel-therrien/)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 19, 2015, 07:18:22 PM
Last night Tampa made my night  8)

This hit was a bonus :)

https://screen.yahoo.com/brenden-morrow-hit-chris-kreider-013555890.html (https://screen.yahoo.com/brenden-morrow-hit-chris-kreider-013555890.html)

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 22, 2015, 08:08:33 PM
The refs have their whistles in their pockets this evening!   :tickedoff:
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 29, 2015, 09:05:28 PM
GO

LIGHTNING!

Lunqvist goes down in a Game 7!  At MSG no less!!!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on May 30, 2015, 04:07:27 PM
Well done Bishop!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on June 01, 2015, 07:40:43 AM
Well done Bishop!

+1 Nice to see a UMaine alum heading to the Cup Finals
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 01, 2015, 01:09:49 PM
Excellent article about the guy that might have been the smartest player in the game

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/kevin-westgarth-the-last-enforcer/

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 03, 2015, 08:53:04 PM
It's never a good sign when they cheer for the visitors louder than the home team.  Bastards. 
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 06, 2015, 08:06:44 PM
GO BOLTS!!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2015, 06:39:47 PM
Go Lightning!!!!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 08, 2015, 09:08:22 PM
w00t! w00t!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on June 09, 2015, 02:47:52 AM
Hell yeah!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 10, 2015, 10:29:12 PM
I am going to defer to those who watch much more hockey than I do and ask, are the Blackhawks giving the Lightning the business?  Or am I just biased and Tampa is doing it, too?  I am usually too engrossed in watching the puck to concentrate on off point happenings, but, it seems like when something other than the biscuit catches my attention, it's someone in a red sweater crosschecking when the ref isn't watching.  Or sticking a blade in a skate.  Having a handful of jersey or pushing a guy down from behind.  The commentators seemed to think Brad Richards blatant hold of the Tampa players stick during Saad's game winner to be normal and a good play.  I don't watch much hockey, so maybe I'm just unaware of what passes for 'within the bounds of fair play,' but it seems that Chicago is engaging in some fairly obvious and repeated rule breaking and not getting caught/called on it.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 11, 2015, 08:56:15 PM
I am going to defer to those who watch much more hockey than I do and ask, are the Blackhawks giving the Lightning the business?  Or am I just biased and Tampa is doing it, too?  I am usually too engrossed in watching the puck to concentrate on off point happenings, but, it seems like when something other than the biscuit catches my attention, it's someone in a red sweater crosschecking when the ref isn't watching.  Or sticking a blade in a skate.  Having a handful of jersey or pushing a guy down from behind.  The commentators seemed to think Brad Richards blatant hold of the Tampa players stick during Saad's game winner to be normal and a good play.  I don't watch much hockey, so maybe I'm just unaware of what passes for 'within the bounds of fair play,' but it seems that Chicago is engaging in some fairly obvious and repeated rule breaking and not getting caught/called on it.

Playoff hockey tends to be more lenient of small infractions that during the regular season. And the truth is, if every single penalty was called by the book in a hockey game, it would be a never-ending spiel of whistles blowing.

Chicago probably is engaging in a bit more extra-curricular activity around the play. They're the bigger team, and they have the postseason experience to know what they can get away with.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 11, 2015, 09:01:44 PM
I've watched enough sports to know that there is times to blow the whistle and times to swallow it.  This series is no different.  I guess what I was asking is, does anyone else see this?  Because it's really beginning to piss me off.  To the point that I'll be really mad if Chicago takes the Cup.  Not that it will do me any good, but, I will be less inclined to tell anyone what a great game I think hockey is.  And now that it has been supplanted by college football in the American consciousness, hockey can't afford people bad mouthing it.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2015, 02:46:40 PM
Seems like Bishop may be coming unglued

http://tampa.suntimes.com/tpa-sports/7/85/182990/ben-bishop-too-loud
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 14, 2015, 03:32:02 PM
I do have a bit of sympathy for Bishop.  It's got to be terrible that the home crowd is louder for the Blackhawks than for the Lightning.  Doesn't explain the goal he lets in, but, I'd be disappointed to hear, "LET'S GO HAWKS," louder than, "LET'S GO BOLTS!"
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 15, 2015, 07:05:07 AM
Chicago all the way! Original Six man!

 :D

Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 15, 2015, 04:35:26 PM
John Oliver on a "scandal," in Canada over misappropriation of funds, "Canada.  Five hockey rinks surrounded by bears."  So what I'm saying is, whilst I respect your hockey knowledge, BUGGER OFF AND TAKE THE BLACKHAWKS WITH YOU!!!!!!! 


GO LIGHTNING!!!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 15, 2015, 05:52:02 PM
I'll take them tonight after they take the cup!  :D
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 15, 2015, 09:01:16 PM
Congratulations to the Blackhawks.  They are a talented bunch who played hard and made the plays when they needed to.  And Crawford is a WITCH!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 15, 2015, 11:02:49 PM
Was really hoping to see someone new take the Cup this year. But this is likely to be Chicago's last kick at the can for a short while, seeing as their current cap situation is going to leave them selling off roster parts at bargain prices.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2015, 06:57:02 AM
Good job, Blackhawks. It's been an impressive run of Cup wins.



Ugh, that was painful :P
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2015, 05:55:45 AM
unpinning.  will open next year's thread later :)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on June 17, 2015, 07:05:27 AM
And now the dark times start in professional sports.Two months of just MLB.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on June 17, 2015, 09:42:24 AM
isn't MLB exciting enough?  O:-)
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2015, 10:16:36 AM
MLS, Euro Cup qualifiers, Gold Cup, International Champions tour...  There's plenty to watch!
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on June 17, 2015, 10:52:53 AM
MLS, Euro Cup qualifiers, Gold Cup, International Champions tour...  There's plenty to watch!

zzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: mirth on June 17, 2015, 10:53:50 AM
Plenty of WBNA on!  :buck2:
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 17, 2015, 11:16:16 AM
MLS, Euro Cup qualifiers, Gold Cup, International Champions tour...  There's plenty to watch!

zzzzzzzzz

+zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 28, 2015, 03:30:27 PM
Haiti wins a hockey championship and no we're not kidding

http://fusion.net/story/157960/haiti-wins-hockey-world-championship-seriously/
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: endfire79 on June 29, 2015, 03:17:02 PM
Haiti wins a hockey championship and no we're not kidding

http://fusion.net/story/157960/haiti-wins-hockey-world-championship-seriously/

I suspected the team had some Canucks on there, and I was right.  A lot of them come from Canada, and the coach is George Laraque   O0
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: southern_cross_116 on July 06, 2015, 06:49:15 AM
Good job, Blackhawks. It's been an impressive run of Cup wins.



Ugh, that was painful :P

It couldn't possibly be as painful as watching the Hawks pre 2007...  it was ugly.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: southern_cross_116 on July 06, 2015, 06:53:39 AM
Was really hoping to see someone new take the Cup this year. But this is likely to be Chicago's last kick at the can for a short while, seeing as their current cap situation is going to leave them selling off roster parts at bargain prices.

Same stuff said in 2010 ( in hindsight that was mistaken). Every team that operates near the top of the cap ends up in the same position and are faced with re-inventing their lineup.
Title: Re: We Needed a Hockey Thread
Post by: southern_cross_116 on July 06, 2015, 07:04:48 AM
Might as well go for the hat trick since I am apt to forget about this thread for awhile ... after paging through the past 3 or 4 pages ... really interesting all Eastern Conference stuff.

At some point I guess you'll have to admit to the West winning the past 3 Stanley Cups and 5 of the last 6 Stanley Cups has some sort of meaning, even if only to the point where the West matters.

It will be interesting to see how Chicago is able to structure their line up, as it still is up in the air (slightly) at the moment. They have a pretty interesting set of forwards if one assumes Krueger is signed, and even if Sharp, Bickell, and Versteeg were to be moved or even any combination of the those three. Moving Saad opened up a lot of possibilities, particularly in light of the Panarin signing earlier in the year.

I don't know what they'll do, and Quenneville usually has a really short leash for rookies -although it is pretty tough to argue against the success he has had as a coach (I might even put it at being impossible).
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Post by: endfire79 on July 31, 2015, 09:34:04 PM
Alexander Semin joins the Habs for one year not sure about this one...
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Post by: bayonetbrant on July 31, 2015, 10:12:00 PM
keep him on one-year deals.  As long as it's a contract year, he'll play great
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Post by: Arctic Blast on August 01, 2015, 10:48:55 PM
Yep. So long as the guy is motivated by needing to earn his next contract, he's pretty good.
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Post by: endfire79 on October 04, 2015, 05:54:40 PM
Brant, can we sticky this threat?  Hockey season is starting this week  :D
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Post by: MetalDog on October 04, 2015, 05:56:41 PM
You wanna start one for this season?  We'll sticky that.
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Post by: endfire79 on October 04, 2015, 05:58:46 PM
Ok can do.