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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #30 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.


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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #31 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.
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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #33 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.

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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #35 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.

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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #36 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.
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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #37 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?
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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2016, 04:51:52 PM »
No Canadian teams in the playoffs this year. Ouch.
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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #40 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.

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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2016, 05:03:20 PM »
Go Blues!
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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2016, 07:50:20 PM »
GAWD!  I hate the Penguins!!!
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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #43 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.
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Re: We Need a 2015-2016 Hockey thread
« Reply #44 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!!!
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