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2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« on: October 06, 2017, 10:06:39 AM »
No Olympic break this time around (boooooo!)

but still plenty of interesting pucks to look forward to



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https://theathletic.com/119073/2017/10/05/dellow-16-questions-about-the-eastern-conference/


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14. Is Scott Darling the solution? Carolina was my darkhorse pick to win the Stanley Cup, so I guess my answer here is “He better be.” Even just getting an average save percentage would be a godsend for the Hurricanes. Carolina was 20th in the NHL last year in save percentage on the PK. Despite this, they gave up the sixth fewest goals per 60 minutes of penalty kill time because they were so good at preventing the other team from shooting.

They finished 29th in the NHL in 5-on-5 save percentage. League average would knock out another 20+ 5-on-5 goals. It's a strange thing to say, because bad goaltending is soul destroying for a hockey team but if you're going to have a problem, a goaltending problem like Carolina's is the kind of problem to have. If you can find a solution, your team can rocket up the standings or through the playoffs — just ask the 2005-06 Edmonton Oilers (an example with which Hurricanes fans will be familiar as to what happens when a team loses a goalie who had lifted an otherwise fine team to a great run), the 2007-08 Washington Capitals or the 2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning. All teams with a lot of good things going on that bolted a goalie on to the operation and exploded. Darling's history suggests that there's a pretty reasonable chance he can do that.
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 04:47:35 AM »
looking back on this, the answer on Scott Darling is "no"
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 08:12:05 PM »
LOL. Yeah, he has not exactly panned out...

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 03:14:24 PM »
HOCKEY IN SEATTLE BABY!!!!!

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 07:11:38 PM »
A remarkable thread
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https://mobile.twitter.com/SlavaMalamud/status/971595788315918336
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 05:07:48 AM »
Here's your totally-awesome-hockey-story of the season

http://www.espn.com/nhl/recap?gameId=400962799
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 07:08:06 PM »
Damn. Pens thumped the Flyers last night 7-0. Sidney Crosby had 3 goals. Dude is a machine.
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2018, 05:42:44 PM »
Watched the avalanche get thumped last night by the predators, but I’m pulling for Winnipeg this postseason.

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 05:58:41 PM »
First period of Bruins/Maple Leafs game 6 was insane.
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2018, 03:53:41 PM »
Uh oh looks likes Mirth is about to be all Red Sox all the time with the Bruins not looking good in must win game.

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2018, 04:26:16 PM »
Ugh. That hurt. Still hate baseball.
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2018, 05:41:11 AM »
The worst Stanley Cup ever is possibly shaping up.  Los Vegas against Tampa Bay.  Not a mm of naturally occurring ice between the two locations. 

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2018, 06:51:55 AM »
The worst Stanley Cup ever is possibly shaping up.  Los Vegas against Tampa Bay.  Not a mm of naturally occurring ice between the two locations. 

It's not like the Canadian teams didn't have a chance at being better this year. They just suck worse than any of them want to admit
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2018, 06:59:02 AM »
The Bruins sucked in that series against Tampa. Defense was slooooooooow and way too many turnovers.
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hockey Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2018, 12:42:56 PM »
The Bruins definitely had some defense issues in the series.