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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9880 on: August 10, 2020, 11:28:19 PM »
fuck me my boys won the draft lottery  :o :o :o :o :o :o :lmao :lmao

What a bizarre process. Red Wings could have used this kid. He'll be on a playoff team next season

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9881 on: August 10, 2020, 11:51:01 PM »
What a bizarre process. Red Wings could have used this kid. He'll be on a playoff team next season

yeah so weird! I had convinced myself Edmonton or Penguins would get it.

Only the Rangers 2nd ever number 1 pick.


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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9882 on: August 11, 2020, 07:52:06 AM »
Happy for the Rangers, they managed to go through the entire rebuild process in something like 3 seasons. As long as Kakko picks up the pace after an underwhelming first season, they should have an excellent forward core in a few seasons.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9883 on: August 11, 2020, 02:17:03 PM »
fuck me my boys won the draft lottery  :o :o :o :o :o :o :lmao :lmao

You usually have such good taste - what are you doing supporting that shower of shit?  :lmao
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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9884 on: August 11, 2020, 02:43:24 PM »
Firstly the Rangers are not a shower of shit thank you very much! A shower of shit in hockey is exclusively kept to describe teams like Las Vegas and any southern expansion or re-located team. Oh and Toronto Maple Leafs of course.

Secondly, they are my ‘local' team, every hockey fan here supports the Rangers! Although I fell for them years ago, when they where a lot shitter than they are now, and they aren't that great now.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9885 on: August 11, 2020, 03:07:07 PM »
Firstly the Rangers are not a shower of shit thank you very much! A shower of shit in hockey is exclusively kept to describe teams like Las Vegas and any southern expansion or re-located team. Oh and Toronto Maple Leafs of course.

I agree with that - Gary's Southern Sojourn was bullshit. The thing I care the most about in hockey, outside of the Flyers, is that Quebec get a team back ASAP.
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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9886 on: August 11, 2020, 03:40:20 PM »
Speaking of team's getting things back. Sabres have gone back to an older shade of blue. They should barred from touching their jerseys henceforth

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9887 on: August 11, 2020, 04:36:14 PM »
Love it - back to the royal blue! Those Buffalo Sabres uniforms are some of the nicest ever in hockey.

Thank goodness they went back to the classic logo a few years ago too, after their sojourn to red and black, and then the god awful Buffa-slug logo  ;D 

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9888 on: August 12, 2020, 01:53:59 AM »
what a crazy game one between Tampa Bay and Columbus, now heading into the 5th period of over time  :o :o

Joonas Korpisalo is having a game for the ages for the Blue Jackets.

Boston vs Carolina was meant to start over an hour ago, now that game has been pushed back till tomorrow, 11am Eastern.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9889 on: August 12, 2020, 02:33:27 AM »
Was always going to be crushing to lose a game in a 5OT. Tampa likely benefits now in the series

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9890 on: August 12, 2020, 01:00:04 PM »
Bit harsh on the Southern expansion teams. Both Nashville and Tampa Bay have added quality and a solid fanbase to the league. Las Vegas too, until now. We’ll see if it holds up now that they got an NFL team.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9891 on: August 13, 2020, 08:51:14 PM »
Feisty and aggressive game between Tampa and Columbus right now. Worth a watch!

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9892 on: August 15, 2020, 05:38:32 PM »
Tukka Rask has opted out


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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9893 on: August 15, 2020, 05:50:58 PM »
Tukka Rask has opted out

bit odd that timing wise? To get this far, then decide to opt out.

Unless something has happened, hopefully that is not the case.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9894 on: August 15, 2020, 06:06:04 PM »
bit odd that timing wise? To get this far, then decide to opt out.

Unless something has happened, hopefully that is not the case.

Hs wife gave birth in April so it makes sense, even if it seems abrupt

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9895 on: August 17, 2020, 08:38:29 PM »
You have to wonder what the Penguins will do during off season. They are built to win now. Crosby and Malkin are safe of course but the rest of the team should be on the block.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9896 on: August 17, 2020, 09:02:52 PM »
You have to wonder what the Penguins will do during off season. They are built to win now. Crosby and Malkin are safe of course but the rest of the team should be on the block.

They still have a bunch of good pieces there, need to address who the #1 goalie is, do what you can to move Jack Johnson, get the rest of the team healed up for next season. Malkin and Aston Reese just had surgery so they were probably in pain during the playoffs, Guentzel was probably rushed a bit from his injury. Think they're still a playoff team next season, but these things change quickly, Sharks went from cup contender to lottery pick in something like a few months.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9897 on: August 19, 2020, 01:16:58 AM »
Sad to hear of the passing of Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres legend Dale Hawerchuk today.
Gone far too young, aged 57.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9898 on: August 19, 2020, 02:46:32 PM »
Sad to hear of the passing of Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres legend Dale Hawerchuk today.
Gone far too young, aged 57.

He was pure class, on and off the ice. His career unfortunately coincided with those Oilers teams of the 80s, and with the Jets in the same division, he was always overshadowed, but he was one of the true greats of the era. He was also one of my favorite non-Flyers, along with Yzerman, Trevor Linden and Teppo Numinen.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9899 on: August 19, 2020, 05:03:45 PM »
Yep classy player in his day. Awful way to go.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9900 on: August 27, 2020, 11:31:54 PM »
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NHL postpones Stanley Cup playoff games on Thursday and Friday in protest over racial inequality

https://mobile.twitter.com/ReutersSports/status/1299107547522240513

Gathering momentum. I hope NFL joins in, but won't hold my breath.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9901 on: August 28, 2020, 10:03:02 AM »
It’s the correct decision and I support it wholeheartedly. But at the same time it’s a bitter pill to swallow. The playoffs were finally gaining some momentum after the lockdown.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9902 on: August 31, 2020, 07:43:57 PM »
I can safely say I’ve given up on the NHL till next season. The re-start was fun for about 2 days.

Absolute horror show of teams will be in the conference and then Stanley Cup finals. Islanders and their shit on a stick hockey, plus the fact being a Rangers fan means I can’t stick them anyway. Tampa Bay, a Florida team for which I have no love, and their random array of ex Rangers over the years, most of them players I didn’t even like when they where Rangers  ;D Vegas - Bettman’s latest love child, and a team the league doesn’t need, and given the biggest helping hand to become instantly good, and Dallas, just a blah team that was once a team from the state of hockey - Minnesota.

It’s apt that one of them will win the cup on neutral territory, in a season not competed in the usual way, with the biggest asterix known to man next to it.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9903 on: September 5, 2020, 05:17:06 PM »
Sorry to hear that, Nullfünfer. I’m enjoying the shitshow. The intensity has been fairly high as well.

I’m not from North America, so I have no problem with teams from Arizona or Nevada. The players are Canadian, Swedish or Russian either way. But I get your point. Why give Las Vegas a team when Quebec doesn’t have one?

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9904 on: September 7, 2020, 06:39:10 PM »
I can safely say I’ve given up on the NHL till next season. The re-start was fun for about 2 days.

Absolute horror show of teams will be in the conference and then Stanley Cup finals. Islanders and their shit on a stick hockey, plus the fact being a Rangers fan means I can’t stick them anyway. Tampa Bay, a Florida team for which I have no love, and their random array of ex Rangers over the years, most of them players I didn’t even like when they where Rangers  ;D Vegas - Bettman’s latest love child, and a team the league doesn’t need, and given the biggest helping hand to become instantly good, and Dallas, just a blah team that was once a team from the state of hockey - Minnesota.

It’s apt that one of them will win the cup on neutral territory, in a season not competed in the usual way, with the biggest asterix known to man next to it.

Yep. The Flyers got to the second round, but there wasn't one enjoyable game in the whole run. I have been completely miserable since the Hayes signing last summer and was one of the few people on our board at HF who didn't think we were poised to do anything. The last four left are so just ... blech. NBC keeps pushing this narrative about the great Isles fanbase, which is just hilarious.
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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9905 on: September 22, 2020, 06:06:12 PM »
This lengthy piece on life on the NHL bubble is fantastic. The players were sold a pup. And I'm not talking about the brochure detailing excursions, but windowless rooms and room service bills in the thousands  :o
https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29939605/nhl-bubble-confidential-go-toronto-edmonton-playoff-hubs?

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9906 on: September 30, 2020, 04:18:41 PM »
It’s been rumoured for a few weeks, now it’s official, the New York Rangers have bought out the last year of Henrik Lundqvist’s contract  :(

Not felt quite so gutted in a sporting context for a while.  Just a bit of a shitty way for it all to end, even if it was inevitable.

What a player, what a pro, what a person.  Met him briefly in his rookie year outside Madison Square Garden, got him to sign a puck, and he was always the best player with fans, through his career. It’s not easy to make it in New York as a sports star, many good ones fail, but he just embraced it, and thrived.

Probably my 2nd favourite ever Ranger, and it’ll only be a matter of time until his number 30 hangs in the rafters of Madison Square Garden next to my all time favourite Ranger Mike Richter’s number 35.

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9907 on: October 7, 2020, 12:49:02 AM »
Senators had Alex Trebek make their pick in the draft ;D

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Re: The NHL Thread
« Reply #9908 on: October 18, 2020, 05:52:28 PM »
Joe Thornton's joining the Leafs on a 1 year contract.

As a King's fan I didn't want to see the Sharks do well, but always with tons of respect for Joe and I really hope he now picks up a ring.

Unfortunately, I just don't think the Leafs are the team to deliver this in the short term, but it would be sweet to see Joe do a Borque or Rob Blake and jump onto a winner to lift the cup.