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/sport/ only has 1 page? by Shitting Gedgeworth - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:42:07 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.27014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nigger Bunbanks - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:59:55 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.27026 Ignore Report Quick Reply

1 page? Huh, must be because the FIFA, NFL, NBA & MLB threads have hundreds of posts.

Also, fuck yeah Chicago for retaining Kane & Toews for almost the next decade.
Basil Brodgestone - Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:12:20 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.27028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I only just realized earlier when I went to post this in the Stanley Cup thread and it wasn't on page zero and there was no page 1 lol. Not a big deal I guess as most threads either die with only a couple posts or last for months. Lots of news in hockey free agency though that doesn't get the attention NBA FA stuff gets.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:52:04 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27065 Report Quick Reply
Since we only have one page now on /sport/, we're just gonna make the upcoming league season threads into general threads like this one.
Cornelius Cuddleham - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:13:54 EST ID:fMo+CIvD No.27140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can't wait! Feeling good about my Habs. Shame that Price got dropkicked in the East finals, but clearly, it wasn't Goaltending that sunk them in that series.
David Fuckingwill - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:40:20 EST ID:BI4DzPD2 No.27147 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Perhaps we could... add pages?
Nathaniel Gashhall - Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:39:22 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.27335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Between signing those two and overpaying for Crawford, how are you guys going to be able to afford any other players?

Anyways I'm cautiously optimistic this season about muh Debils. Schneider will now be starting the majority of our games, we signed Camalleri, managed to get Havlat for pennies (especially if he somehow manages to not get hurt all season), and dumped Volchenkov's declining ass. Our only real loss was Mark Fayne, but we have a ton of young talented defensemen ready to step up and take his place. Considering how little so many of the other teams in the Metropolitan did this offseason, I think it's realistic that we may nab one of the division spots.
Archie Bardhall - Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:52:46 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.27336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's not gonna be the easiest thing to do to stay under the cap, but locking Kane and Toews up was still the right move. Some guys might have to go (that $4 mil cap hit for Bryan Bickell for one just seems ridiculous even if he is a good playoff performer).
Martha Bunstock - Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:15:38 EST ID:1KsnV0eh No.27640 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Some random thoughts on this and the upcoming season in general (long post alert):

>kane and toews first to break $10 million cap hit, $1.8 million higher than crosby (who might be a bitch, but definitely scores more than kane or toews)

mcindoe had a pretty amazing article explaining why this isn't really as big a deal as it seems: http://grantland.com/the-triangle/fear-not-the-huge-nhl-extension/

tl;dr: it's all about percentages, remember that tv revenue is going way up this year with the new rogers media deal in canada, and that the cap was always going to keep going up, and that crosby signed a deal and extension that were way way more frontloaded than what's allowed now

>potential metropolitan division playoff spot for devils

definitely can see this. it's not far-fetched.

Getting rid of Brodeur was long overdue, he was one of the greatest but he's old and it's been time to move on for a while. Schneider FINALLY has an undisputed number one spot, I think he could really shine. But anything can happen so who knows? I seem to recall reading a fairly decent argument this time last year why edmonton might have a surprise playoff run in 2013-2014, and why the canucks would end up keeping Luongo. Yeah...about that...

It's also worth considering that the devils were basically almost impossibly bad on the shootout last year: in a league where most team's shootout shot %'s and shootout win-loss records pretty much (a few outliers aside, obviously) universally trend towards somewhere in between 10%-30% and 50%-60%, respectively, they were shooting 7% and went 0-12 on the shootout. That was with a roster that had a lot of dudes (Elias, Clowe, Jagr, Ruutu, etc.) with career shootout shot %'s over 25, some over 30.

Schneider was something like .400 in shootout save percentage. Not good. Brodeur was actually ok in that respect, he was somewhere around .700, which isn't too terrible for shootouts since they're pretty fucking random by nature.

The Devils missed a playoff spot by 5 points with 88. They win just half of those shootouts, which they could reasonably expect to, they get 6 extra points, and they make the playoffs, maybe even in the third divisional spot in the metropolitan. Definitely as a wild card. And that's not even beginning to start trying to piece together what could have been if Brodeur wasn't given a co-starter role.

Also consider just how shitty pretty much that whole division was last year outside of the pens and post-deadline rangers (remember that philadelphia got the third divisional berth with a fairly ho-hum record of 94 pts [remember that something like 3/4ths of ALL teams are over .500 in point percentage in most of the seasons with the loser point]...which would have just barely been the last wild card spot in the west, and that was with an eastern-based schedule).

Again, it doesn't seem crazy at all, and I say this as a man who still hates the devils for crushing my hopes and dreams in 2003. Even though we got it in 2007, it just wasn't quite the same. the finals that year were a joke. ottawa barely showed up. 2003's postseason is when I truly fell in love with hockey: sweeping detroit, the 5-OT game against Dallas, Giguere's god-mode OT, Oates scoring two SHG to finish the sweep against Minnesota, Brodeur scoring on himself at the Pond, Kariya scoring minutes after getting completely wrecked by stevens > fucking ANYTHING from 2007's regular season or playoffs aside from parros and his thuggish, mustachioed charms, teemu getting a cup, bryz getting a cup (and, more importantly, having lots of post-game interviews) and the neidermayers winning it together

as for the ducks going into 2014-2015:

-got Kesler, which should be good if he gets along. we needed a consistently solid 2nd line center... I'm still kind of bummed Bones is gone, but...
-I'm glad Sbisa is. I just didn't like him, there's no real reason
-Silfverberg extension: say OH AH SILFVERBERG (no further explanation needed)
-Maroon's 3-year extension: great. dude has insane hands, despite looking like a straight-up meathead bruiser (not that he can't throw down)
-I'd also like to take this opportunity to point out that Matt Beleskey looks stoned. ALWAYS (pic related)
-No more Perreault: meh. At least we won't have to deal with out-of-town broadcasters maddeningly pronouncing his name as "perro", as in spanish for dog, instead of "peh-rowh"
-Heatley signing: got him for pretty cheap, he's got a clean slate here, and his attitude seems to be improved. I think he'll be a good fit but it's pretty low-risk either way
-Clayton Stoner signing: I'm disproportionately stoked about this, most likely. He's a good player, and I definitely feel more OK with Vatanen if he's paired up with him, but really what I care about is that it means that I can finally get a "STONER" jersey and it'll all be legit. I was super jealous of a dude in the green wild alternate who I saw with one
-I'm kind of jealous of the wild's jerseys in general, actually

sorry about the geeky ADHD rambling, I'm baked as shit and love nerding out on hockey and this thread is kind of barren right now. hopefully something interesting was said/regurgitated
Martha Bunstock - Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:17:10 EST ID:1KsnV0eh No.27641 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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derp forgot the beleskey stoned look

Ian Broshstog - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:31:24 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.27742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Those finals in 2003 were a thing of beauty. If the ducks had had home ice advantage they probably would've won, sine every game was won by the home team anyway.

I'm still a little miffed at Brodeur not getting the Conn Smythe trophy, even if the series would've been a blowout minus JSG.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:56:35 EST ID:xIRSyl6p No.27845 Report Quick Reply
Looks like the NHL preseason is finally underway.
Phyllis Gisslesit - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:39:17 EST ID:NwkToa/8 No.27859 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nell Serrystad - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:11:41 EST ID:qMlJ6/ed No.27876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
where can i watch the games wiziwig fuckin sucks
Jarvis Bardstock - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:24:30 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.27878 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do they even broadcast preseason games?
Whitey Besslewell - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 19:59:50 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.27983 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Blackhawks trade Nick Leddy

Well shit. It's not like he was even a top-4 Dman for us, but he was pretty good and still really young. Oh well, damn salary cap.
cole1114 [Team Shovel] !NzywDXa4iQ - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 20:30:50 EST ID:Nqo5wE84 No.27984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ah ha ha ha suck it Bruins
Augustus Gillerwater - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:34:04 EST ID:1KsnV0eh No.28037 Ignore Report Quick Reply

also because the kings got their asses kicked like that last banner-raising opener, it's a tradition I think

even as a ducks fan, I enjoyed seeing the sharks play like that

here's hoping we light the pens up tonight, what better way for getzlaf to begin his art ross and/or hart quest(s) than by showing crosby how it's done in his own house? wishful thinking? time will tell

Hamilton Clorrynun - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:53:52 EST ID:e4iLkZXT No.28043 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Sharks always play well in the regular season

Sharks need to find the Gypsy who cursed their playoffs and find a way to make it up to them.
Beatrice Drambletut - Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:53:51 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dat comeback last night by the Wings

Suck it Pens, suck it good.
cole1114 [Team Shovel] !NzywDXa4iQ - Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:14:24 EST ID:S638kgre No.28139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
long, hard, and deep
cole1114 [Team Shovel] !NzywDXa4iQ - Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:15:13 EST ID:S638kgre No.28145 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Long. Hard. And. Deep.
Betsy Dommlebanks - Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:29:40 EST ID:CCixWhXH No.28146 Ignore Report Quick Reply
danm you have to do this every time
Nicholas Henderdock - Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:26:21 EST ID:ja7ErCu+ No.28147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Aww man, it feels like I'm back in the 70s with my Habs not letting a game end until they say its over.
Jarvis Chivingdale - Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:57:20 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28198 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Night night Kings.

Red Wings showing real promise the start of this season. 6-2-2 ain't too fucking shabby. Our PP is picking up and we still got the best PK in the league. If we could get our 3rd and 4th lines scoring we'll really be rolling, even though they're playing fucking awesome otherwise. Penalties to a minimum, hard forecheck, and good defense. Our speed is good but making some mistakes because of it. Very excited for November.
Angus Dandleman - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:40:25 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.28295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hawks get a much needed win in Calgary. Close game, they really need to play well on this road trip to get their season back where they want it to be.
Rebecca Chummletuck - Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:17:10 EST ID:6kjhObxU No.28311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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They're an anomaly.

Man, my Stars have let me down so far this year. They've looked a little more cohesive in the last couple of games but man, this thing could still tank hard. Nill made a few nice moves with Spezza and Demers the other day. I just have to tell myself it'll be ok lol
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:43:23 EST ID:AFhuIjbU No.28331 Report Quick Reply
So Pat Quinn died - http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/pat-quinn-nhl-coach-who-led-canada-to-olympic-gold-medal-in-2002-dies-at-71/2014/11/25/9619bfa4-74d2-11e4-a755-e32227229e7b_story.html

I remember him from when he coached the Maple Leafs but RIP to a legendary coach.
Reuben Fiblingridge - Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:44:27 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.28337 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hawks get another W over the Ducks, they've really been playing well on this road trip, hopefully it carries over to the rest of the season and they can turn themselves around after a rough start.
Charlotte Socklekure - Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:15:46 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28344 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I actually smiled when I saw they beat the ducks earlier. Not a hawks fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I seriously can't stand the quackers. And I say that as a Wings fan.

Nice comeback by the Wings tonight too. Sad we went down 4-1 against the devils, but our backup looked nervous as hell. And we actually won a shootout! Now if we can beat Vancouver at home we'll really get rollin. Once we figure out these lines and stay away from injuries..watch out.
Beatrice Pickman - Sun, 30 Nov 2014 02:16:43 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.28350 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hawks win again, great road trip, that PK is for real.
Fanny Segglehall - Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:23:29 EST ID:tYtVk1zI No.28373 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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A fuckin' legend died today.
Nigel Pickcocke - Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:49:31 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28374 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Sadly, Gordie Howe seems to be on his last legs, too.
George Bladgefoot - Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:12:54 EST ID:d5vncS0U No.28428 Ignore Report Quick Reply

i think the fact that they still play home and home every season makes the whole thing for the best

guaranteed 2 matchups a year, with a possibility of meeting in the finals, that's pretty awesome

and detroit gets to play their old old old school rivals more often now like toronto boston montreal
Shit Diblingbanks - Thu, 01 Jan 2015 22:50:58 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This gave me a good ol' laugh today. First guy to ever wear shades in an NHL game. Why not?

IMO Chi got screwed in the end there with the refs doing the whole "make up call" thing. That was a sad, sad hooking call.
Fuck Bemmerwater - Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:34:42 EST ID:eePKzU5A No.28597 Ignore Report Quick Reply
who won the ny islanders versus pittsburg penguins the other night?
would rather ask here than search itt
cole1114 [Team Heartbreak] !NzywDXa4iQ - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:59:07 EST ID:SiOG8jB/ No.28607 Ignore Report Quick Reply
3 goals against a terrible defense? Right. Back. Riiiight.
Rebecca Bongerwetch - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:53:51 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28608 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I think you meant "Boston is full of cunts". You should fix that auto-correct on your phone, Reuben.
Charles Fammlechork - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:10:57 EST ID:rHPeLygv No.28610 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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a clean shot, like.
Graham Gagglekere - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:21:03 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.28614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
go back in time to when you were 3 and have your parents teach you to skate
cole1114 [Team Heartbreak] !NzywDXa4iQ - Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:22:17 EST ID:SiOG8jB/ No.28620 Ignore Report Quick Reply
25-16-7 actually. We're more than 10 games into the season.
Lydia Draffingdock - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:19:37 EST ID:3+GjDEGB No.28622 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was referring to L10, hence being back. Boston had a series of injuries that left us without many of our key players.
Hedda Henkinlock - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:58:43 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28626 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Boo fucking hoo. Bruins will tank this year, don't use injuries as an excuse.

Last season Detroit had a fuck ton, and still made it to the playoffs. Try playing without your two star forwards (and then playing with basically an AHL team) then complain to me. The penguins also had a shitload (more man games lost than Detroit) and still made the playoffs, not that a give a shit about them.
Eliza Bardfield - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:27:03 EST ID:pSw1mKtd No.28633 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't really understand what you're being such a butthurt crybaby faggot about. You sound like a Habs fan. The Bruins are in the running for the playoffs right now, you realize, and the last two seasons we've been playing with tons of injuries to very key players. Pretty much everything you just described also happened to Boston
Lillian Shakecocke - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:37:55 EST ID:GKd8SDQo No.28636 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Shitting Cligglested - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:36:49 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.28638 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>muh injuries

stfu, Bruins have a shot still but they aren't technically good
Lydia Denderhon - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:19:45 EST ID:EpgBkZN2 No.28642 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Went from 20th overall to 13th in about a week and a half. Sounds like you just like jumping on the hater band wagon
Emma Birrylock - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:25:25 EST ID:7HLuMEiw No.28644 Ignore Report Quick Reply
13th is still only mediocre. One win streak does not a champion make.
Fanny Dingerworth - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:50:02 EST ID:p86ZLkDD No.28645 Ignore Report Quick Reply
One does not simply go from 20th to first immediately. The point is the Bruins are on an upswing, and errbody hatin' hard
cole1114 [Team Heartbreak] !NzywDXa4iQ - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:13:59 EST ID:B4J5jc+h No.28646 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wings are on their way pretty quick. 3rd! Wooo!
Alice Pingerworth - Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:50:33 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28687 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And the Habs losing to Arizona today was excellent news for us. Wings should beat Colorado on Thursday and AZ (going, yay) should be a cakewalk on Saturday. Will be interesting to see how the Cali trip treats us. 24 straight for sure this season.
Esther Sarringfield - Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:58:59 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.28691 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Dunno how nobody mentioned this, but Martin Brodeur officially hung up the skates last tuesday for those that somehow haven't heard. I kinda wish the Blues had let him keep starting a few games so he could try and get to 700 wins, but it's pretty unrealistic to expect a team that's in the playoff running to start a 42 year old solely for the benefit of his all time win-loss record, especially when he already has the most wins of any goaltender.

I really hope he comes back to the Devils and succeeds at whatever front-office position he may take. Kinda stings that he decided to stay in St. Louis, but he still has a contract with them the rest of the year, and I seriously doubt he won't be back with us in NJ as soon as next year in some capacity. But no matter where he goes, I'll still always immensely respect Marty and always love him for what he brought to this franchise during his 21 years.
Esther Sarringfield - Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:00:52 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.28692 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>You sound like a Habs fan.
>to a Red Wings fan

You sound like you're still upset about last season's playoffs.
Fanny Ciddlekone - Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:57:46 EST ID:a6mwovIn No.28700 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have you ever met a Habs fan that wasn't a self-important arrogant douche? I haven't. I'd like to be proven wrong, but experience tells me they simply don't exist.
Sidney Dropperbury - Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:21:33 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wonder if it has anything to do with the french influence.

Omelette du fromage, dicks.
Sidney Dropperbury - Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:26:22 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28702 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Glad he went out this season though, instead of trying to hang around longer than he should have like others have. Still think it was sort of a dick move NJ not resigning him in the first place. That was at the beginning of the season though eh? Guess they couldn't predict their season would be like this. Shoulda been allowed to retire a Devil.

He'll be back next season I imagine.
Betsy Neggleman - Tue, 03 Feb 2015 02:02:32 EST ID:6A/Ph5SW No.28704 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pretty sure it was because they thought him hanging around another season would be hanging around too long, he didn't think so and went somewhere that would let him play. They'll probably retire his number next year.

Devils goaltending hasn't been awful without him. Schneider has struggled at times, but he's been doing alright recently, and Kinkaid has shown a lot of potential in his few starts, and he's kept high-caliber teams like the Blackhawks and Islanders to one or no goals until very late. Their main struggle is the rest of the team, which is kind of a mishmash of ill-fitting pieces.
Albert Bardstock - Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:16:25 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.28705 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>mishmash of ill-fitting pieces

Pretty much spot on. At least as far as our forward lines are concerned, and that's the area we've pretty much had to draw from free agency for for the past few years. Besides Jagr and Cammy, they've all been busts so far, too.

Our defense feels less like a mismatch and more just something that needs time to develop. It's mostly young guys, but I think most of them are going to become good, possibly great defensemen. And now with Deboer no longer behind the bench they're getting plenty of time to develop, too (especially Larsson, his minutes have skyrocketed).
Phineas Shakecocke - Sat, 07 Feb 2015 01:57:23 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So Toronto is pretty fucked.

I understand opening up contract spots, but 2 players for a 7th round pick? Can't wait for the deadline, going to be interesting.
Nigger Himmerbock - Sat, 07 Feb 2015 14:21:13 EST ID:3+GjDEGB No.28726 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Toronto: the most consistently disappointing team since 1967
Charlotte Shittingfuck - Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:25:09 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28731 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Game last Saturday. Glad they won this time..game we went to last season AZ won 5-2. Fun on a bun.
Lydia Goodshit - Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:21:03 EST ID:4qycGq/c No.28734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jets makin the best of a bad situation and getting HUGE, 6' 8'' Myers saddling up next to 6'5'' Byfuglien. I'm pretty ok with this.
Shitting Mavingbanks - Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:04:05 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28735 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think Buffalo got screwed. I don't think Kane will ever be as good as everyone hopes. Seems too entitled. Maybe I'm wrong and a new start will put things in perspective. The Sabers have been bad too long and seem to be making the right moves the past few seasons. If they get McDavid they could be a real contender in the coming years.

Still think it should have been a straight trade, Kane for Myers. Maybe a pick thrown in there.
Cyril Febblehood - Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:29:31 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.28736 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Myers really fell off, when he first got to the NHL level he was a phenom but he never developed into the star people thought he'd be. Serviceable, but not a great player.
Shit Beffingford - Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:54:26 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Little over a week till the trade deadline. Think there will be anymore big moves? Interesting this season that a few players thought to go are getting injured.

The one thing I don't wanna see happen is OEL get traded from Arizona. The GM said the only untouchable one is Doan. But I feel they could structure the rebuild around him, OEL, and Vermette. Vermette is more than likely going to be traded so I hope they get someone decent in return, not just a bottom 6 forward/prospect/pick.
George Bommleson - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:30:51 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.28771 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Well since it was just announced that Kane will be out for six to ten weeks I'd expect Chicago to be looking for someone to replace his scoring.

Also Jagr is starting to get incredibly pissy about his diminished role in NJ (he only got like 13 minutes of ice time against AZ oh fucking wah), even if we keep up our current win streak and actually becoming legitimate contenders for the final wild card spot, I'm expecting us to trade him.
Matilda Dasslenine - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:37:41 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28777 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Oh, just fuck right off, Sports Gods.
Lydia Gassleseg - Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:32:31 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.28778 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That double tap man, hopefully the Hawks can ride it out and fight long enough to the point where Kane can return. Getting a healthy Kane back during a playoff run would be a huge boost.
Jenny Sorringsure - Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:56:08 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.28784 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Not surprised, at all. I'm surprised we actually got so much for him.
Jenny Nongercocke - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:42:57 EST ID:kDCyn9EG No.28785 Ignore Report Quick Reply
At least they won 2 Cups in this decade. Maybe the Cubs bad luck sprinkled on the Bulls and Blackhawks.
Wesley Madgepedging - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:22:06 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28786 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm surprised it was Florida of all teams. Though I don't think he had a say in it.
Priscilla Geggledure - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:47:52 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28788 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I honestly didn't think Chicago had a chance to win the Cup this year unless they got red hot in the last month, I think boogeymen like the Ducks, Habs, Predators and the Rangers are favorites to make it to the finals, but with the Blackhawks not at full strength and without Kane it just sucks to think of what could have been if they end up being extra feisty in the playoffs. Oh well, I'm bracing for both the Cubs and White Sox to implode this season under the pressure of all the press praise they've been getting the past few months.
Archie Brurringledging - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:26:19 EST ID:kDCyn9EG No.28790 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't want the Rangers to trade Zuccarello he's a fan favorite over here, although trading Ryan Callahan the Captain and fan favorite resulted in a Stanley Cup appearance, I don't think lighting could strike twice. Sometimes the best move is no moves. Still got young players like JT Miller that are not even in their prime.
Samuel Chockleford - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:03:31 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.28791 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Well they're currently much closer to that 8th seed than NJ, and I'm sure he'll see his playing time go back up. Not to mention a legend like Jar helps put some butts in the seats.
Matilda Bunningdale - Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:57:19 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.28792 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>although trading Ryan Callahan the Captain and fan favorite resulted in a Stanley Cup appearance,
>I don't think lighting could strike twice

lol'd. nb
Ernest Penkinlock - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:15:11 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well you're in luck since he re-signed and you have Yandle too.

I think AZ is doing pretty well this deadline. Committed to the rebuild now. I wasn't real happy with the Vermette deal, but the Yandle one was pretty good. Still could be one or two more before the deadline. Vermettes agent said he wouldn't be opposed to signing with AZ after this season so he may wind up back there, which would be pretty cool because he was a bigtime fan favorite.

Wings got Cole for a couple of prospects we probably weren't going to use, for a while anyway. Don't know much about him but his numbers look decent and we could definitely use another scoring touch. I bet when everyone gets healthy he'll be on our 3rd line which is already pretty strong. Can't find out much about his contract to see if he's a rental or we'll have him multiple seasons.

Going to be an exciting rest of the season.
Priscilla Hammlestit - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:15:33 EST ID:JzW1OF5i No.28794 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jets are going to be a sleeper pick for a deep playoff run unless they hit another solid team. Central in general is a tough as fuck division, but they've quietly been one of the hottest teams in the league since the break and have added several solid players. I can see them going as deep as the conference finals if they don't run into a hot opponent. Their best shot is to crossover into the Pacific with the wild card spot.
Samuel Hozzlelodge - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:38:25 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.28796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well I guess I have to root for the Red Wings to at least reach the cup this year to maximize the return for Zidlicky.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:56:58 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28806 Report Quick Reply
As long as the Caps keep it up, they'll be back in the playoffs. Problem is that will they choke again? All signs point to yes.
David Curringheg - Thu, 02 Apr 2015 22:51:15 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:27:18 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28994 Report Quick Reply
Alright Caps clinched a spot and and now are one step closer to getting home ice advantage.
Phoebe Wedgewater - Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:13:21 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.28995 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I hope Lundqvist is okay, I bet Cam can handle it if he goes down but Lundqvist has the playoff experience.

Not too upset because he's still playing and won't surprise me if the Rangers are just playing conservative. I wouldn't want to face the Bruins in the first round, they're like 2-7 against them in their last 10 games. A tough first round matchup
Eliza Bublingnick - Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:38:35 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.28998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Welp, with Boston losing the NYI and Wings clinched.

West is all but decided, Kings out, Jets and Calgary in.

So the last 3 are Penguins, Bruins, and Senators.

I bet Sens and Pens get in. Don't see Boston winning in Tampa.
Martin Pevingtudge - Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:25:43 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29000 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Sens getting in at the expense of the Bruins
Clara Trotcocke - Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:33:20 EST ID:WMSwlFAx No.29002 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Kings out

Thats the best part of this
SAVE_US.DOG - Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:00:20 EST ID:04hk+LhZ No.29007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What makes it even sweeter is the Chorks chorking before they even got to the playoffs.
Charlotte Sobberdock - Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:23:12 EST ID:M2blZjQ5 No.29014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Senator playing against Montreal first

Ahhhhhh fuck. It`s going to be epic for sure, but I was kind of hoping that my two favourite teams wouldn`t have to face each other first.

Also, I just found out yesterday that the Hamburgler has the same birthday as me.
Shit Claybury - Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:34:28 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29015 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Are you guys the same age?

It bums me out how I'm older than some of the kids coming into the league. Should have done something more with life. </qq>

But this happened, lol http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=762933&navid=nhl:topheads
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:01:40 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29019 Report Quick Reply
Well this first round series the Caps have against the Islanders will be a tough one. Let's hope they actually make it past the semifinals this year. Same with the Ducks going up against the Jets.
Rebecca Bungerpone - Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:51:00 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29021 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ducks v Jets is gonna be fun, those games in Winnipeg are gonna be rockin

LordVic !TAwkR.2N6E - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:27:56 EST ID:+iYj54Oz No.29045 Report Quick Reply

5 Canadian teams makes the playoffs.
4 of them are playing eachother in round 1

as a Leaf fan, this is the most painful thing I'm likely ever going to say.

Go Montreal Go!

I would LOVE to see a MTL WPG finals.
Shit Demmerville - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:52:19 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>3 goals in 1st
>Crawford out

fuuuuuuuck me
Shit Demmerville - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:19:30 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Phineas Hibblehare - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:16:46 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29059 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I ain't even a Senators fan, but that slash was heinous. Subban deserves a 1-game ban.
Shit Trotwill - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:19:18 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I actually agree as a neutrally biased Blackhawks fan, that shit was too much. I mean I get that it's hockey and I love the tough guy spirit, but you can't just break a guys arm in 2015, too many cameras. He chopped the shit out that guy.
George Crivingridge - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:10:22 EST ID:tYtVk1zI No.29061 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>break a guys arm
His arm didnt look very broken while he was punching up another player later that game.
Shit Trotwill - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:09:32 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29062 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He's playing through a micro-fracture and ligament damage. It's hockey, what do you expect? Still a cheap shot by Subban.
George Crivingridge - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:53:34 EST ID:tYtVk1zI No.29063 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cheap shots happen nearly every game. The Senators whining over it and demanding that PK be booted out of the playoffs is just an incredibly transparent attempt to take one of MTLs star players out of the equation and have an easier first round.
Suck it the fuck up.
Cedric Guffingfuck - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:53:30 EST ID:yrfYQyny No.29064 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That last game where we humiliated them musta really pissed off Tampa because they're really kicking our ass.

DET 0 - TB 4
Phineas Hibblehare - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:51:51 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29065 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Are you daft? The team/organization is sticking up for one of its own players. What do you expect them to say? For him to suck it up and just deal with his microfracture liek a big manly man? Quit talking out of your ass and use your brain, George.
Clara Dillernutch - Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:08:00 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.29068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fucking Edmonton.

I swear to Allah they are going to ruin McDavid.
Shitting Bocklelane - Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:38:19 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dude I'm not a fan of either team, I'm just saying the Sens are in the right on this one as an objective observer. Cheap shots to happen all the time, but that one was too egregious to be ignored. He should have been suspended for 1 game.

>just an incredibly transparent attempt to take one of MTLs star players out of the equation

.... wait, like Subban breaking the wrist of the other teams top scorer? like that except more justified?
David Sovingridge - Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:31:00 EST ID:VRm1IeMZ No.29071 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How did those Edmonton shnarbs get yet another top player? They just recently picked up Taylor Hall now they have 5 elite first round picks. How stacked is that team going to be now.
George Dunderdare - Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29072 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If they were smart they'd trade that pick for another high first round and the defense they need. Not going to happen, though.
Henry Pezzleville - Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:38:02 EST ID:tYtVk1zI No.29079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Knew the Habs would win if they just punched through that Senator defense.
OTT doesnt seem to have much of an offense.
Fuck Dezzleson - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:03:27 EST ID:WMSwlFAx No.29081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This Nucks/Flames series is turning into quite the rivalry
Wesley Gemmerbury - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:54:31 EST ID:i56w8NBn No.29082 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>breaking the wrist

Stone must be wolverine.
Nigel Bepperbig - Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:29:55 EST ID:tYtVk1zI No.29088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
God, what intense back and forth action on that Ducks/Jets game. That's good hockey.
Imagine if the Ducks and Habs both sweep to the finals. I would forever tout this series as the greatest Playoff series of my life (so far). Even if MTL lost in that scenario, losing to the Ducks would make it sting a lot less.
Nigel Fiblingson - Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:43:55 EST ID:yrfYQyny No.29095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wings brought it back tonight. There's just something about this team that casts a certain magc air across this state. I'm not even huge on US sports, but Hockey town seems inescapable. We are truly the defining team of the NHL, and every Michigander knows it sports fan or no!
Nc2y - Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:22:47 EST ID:HhAudnX6 No.29096 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They lose literally every game i watch so i won't watch this series and they will win, watch and see
Phineas Brookshaw - Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:30:13 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29097 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuuuuuuuuck. Every aspect was on point tonight. Naturally the first time I thought "wow our breakouts are really good" we turned it over. But hell, I think we've found the lineup down the stretch. Marchenko and Weiss played decent but Smith was great, hopefully he keeps it up. If we go up 3-1 on Thursday..idk. Pretty promising game tonight.
Thomas Figgleman - Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:04:38 EST ID:tYtVk1zI No.29100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>We are truly the defining team of the NHL
Charlotte Grandhall - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:21:42 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Explain? Whether any fan wants to admit it or not, having the consistency of 24 straight playoff berths is something everyone wants. Granted, not always going very far is quite the downer. But being able to make it year after year..yeah that says something. The 2nd longest streak (San Jose) got knocked out this season, and the team and their coach parted ways. Since Detroits start there has been 3 different coaches and only a handful of the players who won the last Cup in 08 are still on the team. Of course it could vary every year with out stars getting older. But our young guys keep coming up and the "kids" who were taught by our stars are steadily learning season after season.
Ziggalo !Ux2Nr0WVVQ - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:41:41 EST ID:6A/Ph5SW No.29105 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Consistency doesn't really mean defining. They did win the cup four times in the last 20 years, but especially lately, they aren't really considered strong contenders consistently enough for it to be a big deal when they get eliminated, so them not making the playoffs at all wouldn't really be that much bigger a deal. Outside of Michigan, it'd just be the same playoffs, just without the Red Wings for once.
Jenny Pickshit - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:16:42 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29108 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>but especially lately, they aren't really considered strong contenders consistently enough for it to be a big deal

Blackhawks fan gloat time. The Wings are a good team but not even close tot he face of the NHL or the envy of the hockey world. Their old stars are gone or will be soon and the young guns will take a while to grow into themselves. The consistency should be admired from an organizational standpoint, but the team still changes year by year and if they can't make it past the first round, who really cares? There are tons of great teams that were good for awhile and made the playoffs, but making the playoffs isn't what it's about.

Also I find it hilarious that you compared them to the Sharks since they're famous for being "great" and then failing in the playoffs recently.
Charlotte Grandhall - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:09:19 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wasn't really comparing the two. The point was that the team with the 2nd longest eventually faltered, lost their coach, no captain, no cup, etc. While we have come close to missing the playoffs, our team hasn't fallen apart like other ones. Never a talk of rebuild, some people call for the head of Holland or Babcock whenever we go on a losing streak, but for the most part our front office and coaching staff hasn't had issues. Salary cap hasn't been an inssue I don't believe, players are happy, etc etc. I guess the word stable would be better than "the face" or "defining team" of the nhl. And please note I didn't originally say that and I was quite drunk the post before this. Thank you.
cole1114 [Team Shovel] !NzywDXa4iQ - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:07:04 EST ID:Ab0Iv8go No.29112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As of 2013 the Wings were top-5 in brand value. Only teams above them were the Leafs, Canadiens, Rags, and Canucks. Of those, the Canadiens are the team I'd be most willing to call the defining team of the NHL.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:12:42 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29115 Report Quick Reply
Ducks getting the sweep is nice. Hope the Caps can win tomorrow.
Wesley Donnerford - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:07:04 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Convenient that there is no data from the past two years.
Augustus Pickhood - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:52:22 EST ID:VRm1IeMZ No.29127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Brand Value
do you mean selling merch/tickets because they're nowhere near these other teams http://www.therichest.com/sports/hockey-sports/top-10-best-selling-nhl-jerseys-of-2013/

Wings are #19 in ticket prices http://www.rock106.ca/2013/10/17/nhl-ticket-price-average-all-30-teams/

Detroit is always in the playoffs because of Mike Babcock and Yzerman. Notice how Tampa Bay is a contender now with Yzerman running shit there http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2015/04/red_wings_admire_job_former_ca.html
cole1114 [Team Shovel] !NzywDXa4iQ - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:42:26 EST ID:iJuzNnYb No.29128 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I am fully aware of where the single greatest Red Wing of all time currently is, yes. Also I'm pretty sure there are a few players responsible for the Wings remaining in the playoffs. Not even gonna talk about the score today because the series isn't over yet.

Also your links are for top 10 player jersey sales and ticket prices. Neither of which speak to overall merch/tickets sold/etc. Wings were 3rd in attendance this year, by the way.
Ebenezer Gommlenitch - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:48:37 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29134 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>single greatest red wing of all time

Yeah, I hear Gordie's doing a lot better down in Tejas.

That was pure shut down hockey. Only have to do it one more time, and Babcock will have his matchups.

Also the Wild look like they're going to be eliminating the Blues today.
Cedric Follylack - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:53:44 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29137 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Damn, I was looking forward to seeing the Blackhawks & Blues reignite their rivalry and kill each other in the second round. Congrats to Minnesota, though. About time the Wild made the leap.
Sophie Goodfield - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:18:44 EST ID:VRm1IeMZ No.29139 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Wings aren't even in the top 6 for most revenue. Leafs, Rangers and Montreal make the most revenue and are valued over $1 billion in assets. The top 6 teams generate 76% of the NHL's revenue so Wings not even close.

Consider that the leaf's are a garbage team, have made the playoffs once in like 16yrs, yet still for 9 years straight have been the league's biggest revenue source.
cole1114 [Team Shovel] !NzywDXa4iQ - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:49:54 EST ID:iJuzNnYb No.29140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That might have something to do with them owning the best possible market for hockey, with a fanbase that'll buy tickets no matter how bad their team is.
It's a tough call between Gordie and Stevie Y... but I can't help but pick Yzerman.
Frederick Wiffinggold - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:00:15 EST ID:tYtVk1zI No.29142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And down go the Senators!
Fanny Bannerwire - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:01:17 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.29150 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Knicks are god awful, even worse than the Leafs and are the NBA's most valuable team.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:40:37 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29152 Report Quick Reply
Sorry about your damn luck Islanders.
Jenny Dagglesot - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:10:32 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29155 Ignore Report Quick Reply

No Blues-Hawks blood feud in the second round and now no Islanders-Rangers either. Terrible.
Hedda Brooklock - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:16:41 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kronwall was just made an example of as a message to other players. Far worse has occurred during these playoffs. Fucking department of player safety is an inconsistent joke.
Graham Brannerbanks - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:52:49 EST ID:dvtXwUdY No.29159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kronwall hasnt had a "kronwall" hit all season and that hit is being reviewed.
How about Ovi's hit in game 7 where a player with his head down against the board got laid out and laid there for a minute before returning to the bench.
Hedda Brooklock - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:07:35 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He was suspended for game 7. Unless he appeals it, which idk if he can.

But that's what I'm saying, plenty of other bad hits but he gets the phone call. It's like a warning to the other players to calm their tits, and they use it on a team who could very well lose the series because of it.
DashingCN - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:14:50 EST ID:I6Jo8OVt No.29162 Ignore Report Quick Reply

yeah. one more Rangers/Islanders series in the last year of the Colosseum would have been hype for the city.

sad to see the old barn go but they can build on what they did this year and try not to wear themselves out cause that and not winning game 2 up 3-1 killed them
Archie Pittforth - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:10:17 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.29167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Rangers now have an better chance with the caps than the Isles. Rangers fared better against the caps in past playoffs and the regular season.

Isles kinda played like the Rangers had, they're fast, and they block alot of shots. Like the Rangers previous John Tortorella system.

Still a series against the caps isn't going to be 4 game sweep or at least an easy feat. Rangers are very defensive and they are the type of team to go up 2-0 in the first and defend a 2-1 lead. With good goaltending and Defense. You won't see an easy 6-2 blowout win from the Rangers.
cole1114 [Team Shovel] !NzywDXa4iQ - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:38:28 EST ID:iJuzNnYb No.29168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pulled a tick off my leg right about the time the game ended. Maybe if I had noticed it sooner, we would have won. Stupid bad luck tick!
Nigel Monderville - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:50:46 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow, thanks for fucking up the series for us. Good job man. Good job. Fuck.

Come on over to /hooch/, I'll buy ya a shot.
cole1114 [Team Shovel] !NzywDXa4iQ - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:41:51 EST ID:iJuzNnYb No.29170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've got more than enough founders and new holland for now. And vodka. And whiskey. And shitty rum. And shitty scotch. And random liqeurs. And gin. But the new holland is probably enough. Love me some Dragon's Milk.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:00:48 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29174 Report Quick Reply
Rangers-Capitals game 1 is tonight. Here we go!
Cedric Wecklehane - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:14:00 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.29177 Ignore Report Quick Reply
fucking heartbreaking to lose like that. Only good thing is the Rangers are one of the best road teams so losing a home game isn't going to kill them. It definitely looks like a 7 game series.
Faggy Cliffingway - Mon, 04 May 2015 02:01:27 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tampa just may roll over the Habs. Their home game run was deflated by Detroit, but going up 2-0 may just spark them.

Looks like Chicago will beat the Wild, same with Ducks taking Calgary.

I think the Rangers and Capitals is the biggest toss up. If they split the games in Washington it's anyone's series. Hoping for the Rangers though.
Betsy Hockleladging - Tue, 05 May 2015 22:44:40 EST ID:uCD7PIjd No.29231 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Speaking as a Habs fan since birth, and a Ducks fan since I moved to California, I feel like the West has better teams and more exciting games than the East does....
David Turveylock - Wed, 06 May 2015 22:05:39 EST ID:uCD7PIjd No.29232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Canadians will be the death of me. Giving up the game winning goal with literally 1.0 seconds left on the clock?
And MTL dominated that game too. Need more sharpshooters.
Phyllis Pockcocke - Fri, 08 May 2015 22:12:05 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hell of a game between the Rangers & Capitals. Looking forward to Game 6.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 08 May 2015 22:40:55 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29247 Report Quick Reply
It was a close game. I hope the Caps can pull this one out.
Eliza Cozzledock - Sat, 09 May 2015 00:34:20 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.29250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm a fan of both NBA and the NHL but I'm leaning towards NHL playoffs >>> NBA Playoffs

I would watch both of my favorite teams if they were in the playoffs but if both games were on at the same time I would watch Hockey and check the basketball game on my phone. And if I had a choice between a random NBA or NHL playoff game featuring two teams I'm neutral towards I would watch Hockey.

Even though I'm probably more familiar with more NBA players and stars. NHL playoffs are more excited and every game seems to be down the wire. NBA games usually have a team go on 10-0 runs to get back into it but what kills the NBA is late in the game in a close score and it's the losing team fouling to try to get the ball back and hope for some missed Free Throw shots. I know it's strategy but it's very slow, While Hockey has the goalie pulled and it's 6 on 5 with seconds to go.

I also think the lower seeded teams like the Jets, Penguins, and Sens are better than the NBA lower seeded teams like the Nets, Celtics, and Mavs.
Shit Birrylock - Sat, 09 May 2015 22:13:11 EST ID:uCD7PIjd No.29266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Montreal just might make it through this round after all
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 12 May 2015 00:57:05 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29284 Report Quick Reply
Looks like we're going 7 games again. Hope the Caps can knock off New York's other team.
Phyllis Dindlecheck - Wed, 13 May 2015 01:52:16 EST ID:uCD7PIjd No.29292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lost game 1 because of a goal that should never have counted (offsides)
Lost game 3 by one damn second
Way too many shots got by TBs goalie, only to be stopped by the goalpost or crossbar, getting past the goalie, only to stop just in front of the goal line.
Puck luck just was not with us.

Well, until the next season.....GO DUCKS GO!
Also waiting for Tampa to get knocked out so I can see all their bandwagoning "fans" jump ship
Hugh Tootman - Wed, 13 May 2015 06:29:22 EST ID:d5vncS0U No.29294 Ignore Report Quick Reply

dat salt
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 14 May 2015 11:01:51 EST ID:40264WlK No.29305 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Caps choke again. Same shit, different day.
Basil Cammleham - Thu, 14 May 2015 20:19:21 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.29311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I could have used the same excuse for "lost game by one damn second" had the Rangers lost yesterday.

I honestly don't know if how the Rangers will play Tampa. I know they would have won in 6 against the Habs but last time the Rangers played Tampa Bay was in November when they were struggling.
John Soffinglare - Mon, 18 May 2015 01:23:03 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29326 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hoping for a Rangers Chicago final.

As a Wings fan I'm hoping for an OG6 team to take it. At the very least Tampa because Stevie Y. is the GM. Can't stand the ducks.

And as we all know Babcock is talking to other teams. Going to suck if he signs elsewhere but I woul
John Soffinglare - Mon, 18 May 2015 01:24:41 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29327 Ignore Report Quick Reply
dn't be too upset having Blashill coach next year. He has earned it and is familiar with Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, etc. Plus the rest of the kids who will probably come up next season.
Nigel Brookwill - Mon, 18 May 2015 15:13:39 EST ID:ndBBPCiE No.29329 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As long as the Rangers don't win the fucking cup.

Hell, just them making it to the Finals again might give me an ulcer
John Shakewell - Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:19:52 EST ID:uCD7PIjd No.29443 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah now. But they had to stall for time after the game ended because the Cup was still being transported to the stadium due to bad weather.
Nathaniel Nabblebidge - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:04:50 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29444 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As someone who lived through the stomach-punch shortcomings of the 90's Blackhawks and the decacde-plus dominance of the hated Red Wings, this new Blackhawks dynasty is surreal to witness. Kind of makes up for the cocktease Bulls of the past 6 years. If the Cubs win the pennant this year then I might explode.
CRAPCOM !SNGayhUiDk - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:40:27 EST ID:6U40VCLe No.29447 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Feels good to finally shave. Beard was turning into a damn crumb shelf.
Albert Nongershit - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:07:40 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.29456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP picked a timeless image
Martin Dapperhall - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:37:59 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29458 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Looking back it was really just brilliant marketing, even knowing I was the mark as a Chicago sports fan I loved those commercials.

Augustus Crenkinbetch - Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:48:23 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29492 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Draft tomorrow.

Looks like there could be a bunch of deals going down.
Basil Drallyforth - Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:01:32 EST ID:uCD7PIjd No.29493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Carey Price sweeps up a bunch of trophies, including the Hart Trophy, once again reminding us that he is the best goalie of this generation.

Also, apparently the NHL board has approved a change in the fundamentals of the game. Regular Season Overtime Periods are now 3 on 3. Teams are only allowed to have 3 men on the ice during OT. Mostly in an effort to get rid of the Shootout. Dunno if they mean 3 skaters and a goalie, or 3 men including the goalie.
Either way, it's a dumb gimmick.
David Lightlock - Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:59:35 EST ID:lI9754ja No.29496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
to confirm, 3-on-3 means 3 skaters + a goalie....
cole1114 - Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:27:30 EST ID:VgT/pkQb No.29498 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dougie Hamilton and Lucic gone from the Bruins. For... really not much at all.
Whitey Neffingback - Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:51:17 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29499 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was dumbfounded when I heard Lucic was getting shipped out. I don't care for the guy but I'll bet he will be a good fit in LA. A lot of Boston fans have to be pretty irate right about now. Sweeny couldn't even move any of those 3 first rounders.

I like what the Wings did with that Russian kid. I imagine he won't play in GR very long if at all.

Smart for the Coyotes not to trade that 3rd and get Strome. Their lineup looks exciting as hell and since they have to spend money could take on a couple big name guys in free agency.
Sophie Hollerspear - Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:58:48 EST ID:AEg6PnQz No.29505 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Lidstrom in HoF. Don't give a shit if it hasn't been announced yet.
Sophie Hollerspear - Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:06:20 EST ID:AEg6PnQz No.29506 Ignore Report Quick Reply
builder: bill hay
player: sergei federov, phil housley, nick lidstrom, chris pronger, some broad
Nathaniel Sabblemadge - Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:39:46 EST ID:B5UBZqvx No.29509 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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exciting future for the flyers cause hextall is killing it at GMing.
Nicholas Nicklewater - Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:40:56 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29510 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I'm not even a Flyers fan, but how the fuck isn't Lindros in the HoF yet?
Doris Bumblebork - Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:30:25 EST ID:cJPtc2k9 No.29514 Ignore Report Quick Reply
hes a douche, not well liked, had a shortened career, never won a cup
cole1114 - Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:03:01 EST ID:VgT/pkQb No.29515 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm digging Green to the Wings. And the Leafs got fucking nothing for Kessel.
Angus Sobblegold - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:42:30 EST ID:eCqza8Xy No.29525 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Richards too. Green seems excited to play in Detroit.
cole1114 - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:55:24 EST ID:VgT/pkQb No.29526 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We originally drafted Green, and have tried to trade for him 5 or so times in the last few years.
Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:33:38 EST ID:lo5M7JUM No.29623 Report Quick Reply
Would be bad for the Caps if they can't agree to a new deal with Braden Holtby - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capitals-insider/wp/2015/07/21/holtby-and-capitals-are-far-apart-on-arbitration-numbers/
Reuben Hishnork - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:48:30 EST ID:uCD7PIjd No.29671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This thread is the very essance of /sport/
1 thread for an entire season of Hockey, possibly even 2. Including the pre-seasons.
Reuben Hishnork - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:49:50 EST ID:uCD7PIjd No.29672 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Not going to nb because this will be the last post made on /sport/ for at least a month.
Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:37:54 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29673 Report Quick Reply
/sport/ is a slow board what can you say?
Simon Blongerchat - Thu, 06 Aug 2015 20:25:24 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.29677 Ignore Report Quick Reply

oh Patrick Kane has rape allegations so that
Oliver Croppersitch - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:27:19 EST ID:i56w8NBn No.29680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, that kinda sours Chicago's last few years.
Charlotte Crottingpidging - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 01:45:06 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29681 Ignore Report Quick Reply
maybe a bit, but he's one player on a roster of 22 that has changed a lot over that time span. it's up in the air right now, but even in he is charged the team itself still performed ad won the cup.
Nigger Dillertedge - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 03:47:06 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29682 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It doesn't taint anything for the team, but it certainly affects the man himself. Rapists are the fucking scum of the Earth, so here's hoping he didn't actually do it.
Frederick Fapperbatch - Mon, 10 Aug 2015 01:55:49 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.29690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes and no. Isn't he the biggest star in these Blackhawks championship years. Would a comparison be in if 2001 Derek Jeter got these allegations. Kinda hard to not think or talk about him when looking back at the championships won with him as one of the biggest pieces of those teams.
Molly Deshforth - Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:05:12 EST ID:am/DuWjy No.29691 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, stat-wise, maybe not. But name-wise, definitely. The 10mil and the Toews/Kane tandum so to say, yes. Should something come about this and his career be ruined the Hawks would probably be ok. They would be more ok if Saad was still on the team, but shit happens. It will probably be long and drawn out, unlike Riberio because he had such a shit season in AZ. If it goes to court a very hush settlement will be reached, and that will be the end of it in all likelihood.
Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:21:52 EST ID:s7Yustd6 No.29701 Report Quick Reply
And now Kane's been removed from the cover of NHL 16 - http://deadspin.com/patrick-kane-removed-from-nhl-16-cover-1723685179
Ebenezer Climmlehun - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:43:48 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29702 Ignore Report Quick Reply

To be expected. With the game coming out in a month they just can't afford to hope he doesn't get indicted on rape charges. Much better business decision to just sever ties and roll with Toews.
James Driffingworth - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:29:34 EST ID:rky7o8ja No.29705 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Do what WWE video games do

put a popular person who hasn't been active in over 10 years

I'm kinda surprised they never put Gretzky on the cover, he's in the game. (unless it was a Gretzky special edition cover)
Reuben Ballyhood - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:47:14 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29706 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if they did this for next year's game. This year they had to pull a major mea culpa and make up for the horseshit gimped version of last year. Next year I'm expecting some sort of historical mode akin to what 2K's done with their NBA games and likely feature Gretzky and/or Lemieux on the cover to promote how NHL 17 is all about the history of the NHL.
Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 16 Aug 2015 21:10:45 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29729 Report Quick Reply
And the plot thickens:

Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:35:10 EST ID:Cq5+djcG No.29803 Report Quick Reply
RIP Al Arbour. Probably one of the greatest coaches in NHL history especially leading the Islanders to 4 straight Stanley Cup wins. In today's world of American pro sports, winning 4 titles in a row hasn't really been done.
Caroline Trotworth - Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:53:32 EST ID:WG4BPBrb No.29817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The new nhl be a pro mode better be as fun as 2k's mycareer
Rebecca Duckstock - Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:27:11 EST ID:a2nhKQAz No.29830 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So ready for some Blues hockey im fiending that shit. Here's to a good season and maybe a 2nd round playoff exit if im lucky. Fuck it I just want my Bluesssssss

also get ready to hate him even more GO VLADDY GOOOOOOO
Emma Sinkinspear - Thu, 22 Oct 2015 01:00:53 EST ID:jM8zpcqV No.30140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Walter Nicklegold - Thu, 22 Oct 2015 03:45:07 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30141 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I saw that on the ticker while watching ESPN tonight and laughed. I guess desperate times call for desperate measures in Columbus.
Fucking Lightson - Fri, 23 Oct 2015 23:08:40 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Habs are cleaning up.
Fucking Dollershaw - Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:55:38 EST ID:jM8zpcqV No.30157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well we learned something new about TJ Oshie this season.
Eugene Chandlecocke - Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:56:03 EST ID:OhnOsXAV No.30186 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That. Fucking. Comeback.

I <3 u 5ever Tare Bear
Phineas Drucklewock - Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:44:47 EST ID:KZQw/I/1 No.30204 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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William Lightspear - Sat, 14 Nov 2015 20:03:39 EST ID:WYqXc3sb No.30211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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last night. great seats, just a bummer we lost but Columbus is a good team.
Ebenezer Sarringfield - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 19:42:11 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Columbus is a good team
>Columbus is currently ranked lowest in NHL league standings (30th place)
Sophie Shittingman - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:16:06 EST ID:WYqXc3sb No.30224 Ignore Report Quick Reply

ah, fair enough. The last few years though I remember them being pretty good, making the playoffs and what not. Guess they fell off.
cole1114 - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:56:15 EST ID:VgT/pkQb No.30225 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They won their first ever playoff game a year or two ago. Never actually that good.
Fanny Chessleladge - Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:12:23 EST ID:6YVQpP14 No.30285 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My sister is very good friends with Sharp and Hossa...she also knows Kane through them, one time he was the bar my sister worked and tried to pick up two girls sitting at a table. He went over there and literally said "Want to see a trick...." snapped his fingers, "just like that I made a million dollars."

Yeah, Kane, at least was I heard he's doing better, is an ignorant drunk.

Anyway played a few tournaments at the United Center and played as a kid at the Maple Leaf Gardens getting a hat trick with a broken pinky. I literally had to buy a huge ass glove so the cast could fit over it.

Anyway the trophies, plaques and memorabilia I have is ridiculous. So many first places for our travel team.
Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 08 Dec 2015 02:54:04 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30313 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No timetable yet about if and when Las Vegas and Quebec City's potential expnasion teams will join the NHL - http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=791528

They'll both play in new arenas that are suited for playing in though it's just the matter of approval.
Jenny Fuckingfoot - Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:28:12 EST ID:356Mkqxp No.30315 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm glad at least some leagues aren't scared to put a team in Vegas. you've been able to bet on UNLV for like 15 years now and despite popular speculation, the sky has not fallen yet.
Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19:58:06 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30316 Report Quick Reply
They're also a potential candidate for future expansion in MLS though not until after 2018. As much as sports betting creates a conflict of interest for leagues, Las Vegas is one of the largest markets without a major pro sports team and given that the arena will be next to the Strip and also be used for boxing and UFC events, it'll be a big draw.
El Fapo - Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:38:44 EST ID:G2hP6HJe No.30352 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd be on board with the Nordiques coming back. Can we just get rid of the Panthers already? The amount of fans they draw is comparable to an AHL team and it's fucking embarrassing.
Albert Sarryridge - Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19:48:57 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30355 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah, it would be pretty cool to have the Nordiques back in the league. Props to Quebec City for getting things done and building that swank new arena. Also yeah, the Panthers must be on life support at this point since they haven't been remotely relevant since the mid 90's, crazy run from a few years ago notwithstanding. They're basically a step above the Atlanta Thrashers but a step below the Hartford Whalers in terms of relevancy and success, and even then I'd rather have the Whalers back if it meant the Panthers relocating or folding.
El Fapo - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:32:31 EST ID:Y2f99w4q No.30362 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I'm convinced Florida is not a hockey market. Hockey teams will work literally anywhere in Canada on the other hand. Although I think a team in Las Vegas has potential to bring lots of $$ to the league.
Doris Sommlenotch - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 22:01:44 EST ID:p/gXBB8c No.30363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Bolts still draw, granted, its alot of Canadian Expats...
El Fapo - Wed, 23 Dec 2015 01:44:21 EST ID:Y2f99w4q No.30364 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I'm curious to see how much they'll draw once Stamkos leaves. It's pretty much a done deal that he's leaving (probably to Toronto for god knows what reason) but yeah. They're FUCKED unless Jonathan Drouin taps into his sky-high potential within the next three years.
Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 25 Dec 2015 13:03:02 EST ID:/tiqRkz+ No.30368 Report Quick Reply
>Can we just get rid of the Panthers already?

Don't count on it:

>The Panthers have announced that they signed a 13-year lease agreement with the county and will have a new logo and uniforms after the 2015–16 season. Their original logo has remained almost unchanged since their first season in 1993.
Frederick Pessledale - Sun, 27 Dec 2015 01:00:03 EST ID:RPt3sBlH No.30371 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jeez, I know the Habs always slump in December, but good fucking game God what is going on with these guys?

Can't y'all at least take it to OT and snag a point? If it weren't for our miraculous, orgasm inducing start, we'd be down at the bottom of the standings with the fucking Leafs.
El Fapo - Sun, 27 Dec 2015 01:40:32 EST ID:Y2f99w4q No.30372 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Habs fan here. Lots of guys are struggling tbh. PK is playing like shit, Pacioretty led the league in plus/minus at one point during the season and he's at a -9 now I believe.

Condon and Tokarski can't carry the load, Therrien inexplicably changes lines even if they work, Gallagher being hurt sucks, Tom Gilbert fucking sucks. This team is making me depressed, man. I feel like Bergevin might be cooking up a big trade to shake things up.
Jack Purrycocke - Fri, 01 Jan 2016 16:13:03 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30394 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Game ends with a Bruin taking a cheap elbow shot at a Canadien, unsurprising. Big brawl after that. No handshakes this afternoon.

Habs won 5 - 1
Polly Hedgemirk - Sat, 20 Feb 2016 23:00:53 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30575 Ignore Report Quick Reply
God damn, are the Panthers for real? Also the Blackhawks are once again shifting into some unbeknownst gear for the second half. I had them written off for the Cup back in November but they've just been rolling the past two months. Happy to see the Ducks crawling out of the basement in the West, too.
Priscilla Blunnerville - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 23:42:47 EST ID:jM8zpcqV No.30584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wings win the Stadium Series game. Much needed two points and the cotton flying around was hilarious, as well as that kid owning JR on live tv.
Fucking Dartshit - Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:12:33 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30645 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And with Saturdays win, so ends the Canadiens' season. I've never been more disappointed in these guys than I have been this season. One of the strongest starts I've ever seen, hell one of the strongest starts in NHL history. They came within inches of shattering the league record for most consecutive wins from the start of a season. And then they imploded, hard. Everyone says "Oh they just need Price back" which is complete crap. He's a great goalie, and clearly a good leader, but he's not a goal scorer and the other guy did perfectly fine. They'd be winning games against shit teams by like 1 point in double overtime or shootouts. Or they'd get BTFO. I swear they averaged about two goals per game. Seriously, win or lose they almost always were scoring 2 or 3 goals then checking out. But in those first few months.....they were destroying the other teams. Embarrassing them, top tier ones. Crushing the game and crushing the pussy.

So what the fuck happened? What the hell was the catalyst for this Hindenburg style season??
Nell Blidgesack - Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:22:02 EST ID:356Mkqxp No.30648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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it was price, or at least price going down was the biggest part in all of this.

when you know your goalie can pull out huge saves, it allows you to play more aggressively on offense. you can pinch the D in more. i don't know if it was the coach telling his team to be more conservative or the skaters trying to overcompensate (i'm not a habs fan), but it's in everyone's head, from the coach to the skaters, when you go from having an amazing goalie to an untested goalie.
Basil Bittingkudge - Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:32:19 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30652 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Man, I still don't understand NHL playoff seeding. Why the hell are the Blues and Blackhawks playing in the first round?
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:23:57 EST ID:JLNQtxn2 No.30659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because they're the second and third seeds in the Central division, hence why they're playing each other. I think they should just switch to the NBA's system of having the top 8 teams in each conference seeded instead of seeding the top three teams in each division and then two wildcard teams by best record overall.
Shit Bindlebanks - Sun, 17 Apr 2016 21:09:45 EST ID:MzTmxr5r No.30668 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i like the NHL's system more, because it balances for teams having a worse record for playing in a tougher division. i mean, boston shouldn't be rewarded for being lucky enough to have played the 6ers more often than charlotte...
Ebenezer Fammlebuck - Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:52:01 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Goddamn, USA Network, I thought I was tuning into the Rangers-Penguins game but it looks like I'm gonna be watching Caps-Flyers instead.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:09:26 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30675 Report Quick Reply
All you had to do was sweep the damn Flyers!
Cyril Fucklehood - Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:47:37 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30687 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck yeah, Game 7.
Thomas Sibberhare - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:14:31 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.30689 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Crazy shit
Cyril Fucklehood - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:31:32 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Holy smokes, that Dallas-Wild game was great. Too bad the Wild couldn't get that equalizer, it really looked like the puck crossed the line for a split second before it hit the pad and bounced out.
Edwin Nuzzlenetch - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:05:10 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30691 Ignore Report Quick Reply

And now this Panthers-Islanders game is even better.
Edwin Nuzzlenetch - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:51:53 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30692 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Aww, Panthers lost.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:44:57 EST ID:quKmirM9 No.30699 Report Quick Reply
Ducks-Predators is going to a game 7 tonight. Hope the Ducks can pull off the victory.
Fuck Poshshit - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:05:20 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30700 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Phineas Clubbleforth - Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:49:46 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fucking hell, Ducks just blew a 3-2 lead at home for the 4th straight year. I guess the elder gods came back for repayment for that Cup win 9 years ago.

Well, shit. All my favorites are out of the playoffs now. I'll still be watching since the NHL Playoffs are the greatest thing ever, but man, it sucks not having anyone to root for anymore. I guess on the bright side the Bruins and Red Wings fucked off, so it isn't all bad.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:32:54 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30707 Report Quick Reply
That's unbelievable that it's the 4th year in a row that's happened. Also I really just hope the Capitals don't choke in the playoffs this year and go home after the semifinals again. This is the best team they've had in a long time.
James Clashpirk - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:39:18 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30712 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Welp, Boudreau was fired. Can't fire the players, I guess. Reminds me of when the Chargers fired Schottenheimer despite being the best coach they ever had.
asuka - Sun, 01 May 2016 14:13:05 EST ID:e3mraQC1 No.30719 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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draft lotto was last night, fuckin Leafs are picking first and the Canucks dropped three fuckin' spots to 5th even though we finished 28th. fuckin h8 this new format but whatever

isles hype train strive for five bitches
Edward Chonderstone - Tue, 03 May 2016 09:16:08 EST ID:nn27mjAg No.30723 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Man, whats worse, being drafted by the Oilers, or being drafted by the fucking Leafs?
asuka - Tue, 03 May 2016 21:12:46 EST ID:e3mraQC1 No.30727 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i mean, you might get to play with Stamkos if you play for the Leafs
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 11 May 2016 16:03:18 EST ID:uPRb4HAS No.30734 Report Quick Reply
Another playoff exit for the Caps, so disappointing but not surprising.
asuka - Fri, 13 May 2016 01:57:54 EST ID:e3mraQC1 No.30735 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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oh hey, Martin Jones here, what's goin' on in the Conference Finals??


yeah, frustrating for the Caps but not too surprising, they had a good chance in that game and could've won a game seven, but they got back in it on a string of unlucky penalties and still couldn't capitalize on their chances
Hugh Turveyville - Fri, 13 May 2016 20:03:54 EST ID:GDJUtnGA No.30738 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hugh Turveyville - Fri, 13 May 2016 20:40:25 EST ID:GDJUtnGA No.30739 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Which team's going to come out of this series with a healthy roster? Tampa just looks out matched. They've barely had any offensive possession. And I don't think any since Letang went down. Now that the backup goalie is going in, Tampa's not going to be able to stand up to the pressure.
Cornelius Wapperwock - Sat, 14 May 2016 03:16:51 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Only to get smacked down by the San Jose Sharks.
R.I.P. The Pens and Sydney Crosby's Will to Live.
asuka - Mon, 16 May 2016 16:41:04 EST ID:e3mraQC1 No.30754 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Nathaniel Bimmerfotch - Tue, 17 May 2016 08:23:48 EST ID:GDJUtnGA No.30755 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tampa Gay lol
Frederick Murddale - Fri, 20 May 2016 21:58:23 EST ID:GDJUtnGA No.30758 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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A Flower blooms in the Springtime.
asuka - Sat, 21 May 2016 12:52:34 EST ID:e3mraQC1 No.30760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it had been so long since he was in i honestly forgot he wears 29 lmao

he played well and it would've been funny if Tampa had Leafs'd it last night but fuck the Pens
Fuck Sellystadge - Fri, 27 May 2016 03:35:02 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30773 Ignore Report Quick Reply
San Jose Sharks vs Pittsburgh Penguins it is. An aquatic themed Finals, ripe for memeing.

That makes 3 Stanley Cup Finals in one thread fuck yeah!
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 30 May 2016 19:57:23 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.30785 Report Quick Reply
Pulling for the Sharks in the Stanley Cup. I hope the Pens lose and the Caps getting eliminated from the playoffs can be avenged.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 31 May 2016 16:20:17 EST ID:uPRb4HAS No.30792 Report Quick Reply
Looks like the Sharks couldn't pull away with the win in game 1. It's a challenge considering its their first Stanley Cup appearance and they're away from home the first two games. Still it is cool to see the Bay Area have two teams play in the finals of their leagues right now.
David Gobbleford - Tue, 31 May 2016 16:47:01 EST ID:nn27mjAg No.30793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So-Cal has had a tonne of representation in the Cup finals recently.
Cornelius Drillystock - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:43:02 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30795 Ignore Report Quick Reply
San Jose isnt in SoCal
Shitting Snodfield - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:10:48 EST ID:nn27mjAg No.30796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So it's not. It appears I've been mixing it up with San Diego for years now.
Rebecca Boddleson - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:54:52 EST ID:GDJUtnGA No.30797 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Capitals lol.

Pens will win the series and dominate on paper, though I hope it goes 7 games cause I work in the transportation industry and Penguins home games are great for business.
Shitting Mennerbig - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 23:14:53 EST ID:3h3V3fkx No.30798 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hamilton Murdworth - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:03:48 EST ID:nn27mjAg No.30799 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That whole faceoff to goal was smooth like melted butter, god damn
Barnaby Goodhood - Fri, 03 Jun 2016 22:45:47 EST ID:GDJUtnGA No.30802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Graham Geffinghood - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 03:03:40 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30803 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh shit I just realized Sid can (almost) grow a full beard now!
The Kid is growing up :')
Ebenezer Gickleteck - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 15:38:08 EST ID:hWHtEWos No.30804 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Does anyone know of any streams for game 3 tonight?
Cornelius Wobbletin - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 17:44:18 EST ID:/ZfiK0pd No.30805 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sharks crying because Sid wins faceoffs. 'He's timing them! Wahhhh' that's what you're supposed to do dummy
Fanny Blerrystitch - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 21:57:05 EST ID:coqkU4Z5 No.30807 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Cyril Clorrychudge - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 22:23:39 EST ID:GDJUtnGA No.30808 Ignore Report Quick Reply
p2p 4u

Huge LOL at all the sharks fans SLEEPING in the stadium.
Ian Wisslehood - Thu, 09 Jun 2016 23:05:21 EST ID:RmZULrX5 No.30815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Better then half the pens' "fans" leaving a good 5 mins before the end of the game
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:36:49 EST ID:Th2xlS37 No.30816 Report Quick Reply
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RIP Gordie Howe
Ian Wisslehood - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:23:13 EST ID:RmZULrX5 No.30817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Man, that was a hell of a headline to wake up to.
Nell Bittingnadge - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:31:13 EST ID:jM8zpcqV No.30818 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fucking sucked.

Wings had better name their new stadium after him, do away with that Little Caesars crap.
Nell Bittingnadge - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:43:44 EST ID:jM8zpcqV No.30819 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also, he actually played in another game in the now dead IHL for the Detroit Vipers in 1997. So that chart should have one more game on it (ep aired in 93). Crazy.
Augustus Biddledock - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 01:34:58 EST ID:l5/hHul0 No.30820 Ignore Report Quick Reply

A stadium isn't being named after a person unless that person's estate ponies up hundreds of millions of dollars for the naming rights. Be more realistic and hope that they name the ice after him.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15:26:24 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.30826 Report Quick Reply
Besides the Ilitch family owns Little Caesars and Howe is already is getting an international bridge being named after him.
Walter Clemblehall - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:57:42 EST ID:QgxqMi+J No.30827 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Oh shit! Cleveland won something! Cleveland finally won something!
Shit Firrybury - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:32:07 EST ID:GDJUtnGA No.30829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Something in Michigan getting UN-privatized? Yeah right.

Not sure how weird Czechoslovakian leagues were determined in the 80s, but Jagr has played top level hockey in 4 decades. With medical science he could make it into his 5th decade like Howe.

Napping during the middle of the game is less offensive than leaving early? You're crazy. People leave games early all the time. People usually only nap when the 40-112 Cleveland Indians are playing a doubleheader.

Making this post when the score is 2-1 and there are 6 minutes left in game 6.
Shit Firrybury - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:49:35 EST ID:GDJUtnGA No.30830 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Wesley Porringlodging - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:36:39 EST ID:pulOEQ7q No.30831 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Wesley Porringlodging - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:41:53 EST ID:pulOEQ7q No.30832 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Martin Bloshhick - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:47:49 EST ID:l5/hHul0 No.30833 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, at least Boston or the Red Wings didn't win. On to the 2017 season I go.
James Pocklelerk - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:34:46 EST ID:RmZULrX5 No.30834 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hey, at least the sharks made it to the finals this time, not nuclear bombed in the first round.
Clara Dellywell - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:28:12 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30870 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Officially happening.
>It's official: The NHL will have a 31st team starting with the 2017-18 season. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Wednesday afternoon that the league will be expanding and the newest team is going to be in Las Vegas, making it the first professional sports team into the market. The Las Vegas team will be owned by Bill Foley and comes with an expansion fee of $500 million dollars. The new Las Vegas team will play its home games at the newly opened T Mobile arena, a state-of-the-art venue with a hockey capacity of 17,368. The team already has 14,000 season ticket holders. Foley said he expects the building to be full every night, especially after the first year or two when they demonstrate a winning attitude, and that 85 to 90 percent of the crowd will be season ticket holders.

>Along with the announcement that the league is expanding to Las Vegas, Bettman also announced that Quebec City's bid for a team has been deferred. Bettman cited the value of the Canadian dollar, as well as the fact that there is already a geographic imbalance between the Eastern and Western Conferences as the primary reason for holding off on Quebec City for the time being. Along with the expansion announcement and how it impacts Las Vegas and Quebec City, Bettman also announced on Wednesday that no current NHL teams are planning on relocating.

>We know the team will exist, where it will play, and when it will begin. What we don't know is what it will be called. There has been speculation that the Black Knights is one of the options because Foley is a big Army guy. So big, in fact, that he concluded his statement at the introductory press conference on Wednesday by saying "Beat Navy." Every team in the NHL will lose at least one player, while Bettman said on Wednesday that he thinks the Las Vegas team will be an opportunity to add more talent than any recent expansion team. The expansion draft will take place on June 20, 2017. The team will be announced the following day.

Some of the key points for the expansion draft:
>Teams will have two options for who the players wish to protect: They can either protect seven forwards, three defenseman, and one goaltender; or eight skaters (any combination of forwards and defensemen) and one goaltender.

>There are also some requirements on the players that are exposed. Teams must expose one defenseman and two forwards that are under contract for 2017-18 and played in 40 or more games the previous season, or 70 or more games over the previous two seasons. They must also expose at least one goaltender that is either under contract for 2017-18 or will be a restricted free agent and has received a qualifying offer from the team.

>All players that have active no-trade clauses and no movement clauses in their contracts at the time of the expansion draft must be protected, provided they do not waive their clauses.

>All first and second year professionals, as well as unsigned draft picks, will be exempt from the expansion draft process and will not count toward the clubs applicable protection limits.

>Players with potential career-threatening injuries can not be used to satisfy a team's exposure requirement.

>The Las Vegas team must select 14 forwards, nine defenseman, and three goaltenders, while they are also "required to select players with an aggregate Expansion Draft value that is between 60-100% of the prior season's upper limit for the salary cap."
Clara Dellywell - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:32:22 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30871 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Forgot pic of the new arena. Apparently it's on The Strip, right by MGM.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:59:06 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.30873 Report Quick Reply
That's cool Las Vegas finally has a major pro sports team and I wouldn't be surprised if they even get NFL and MLS teams in the future. The Nordiques will be return to Quebec City sooner or later when the NHL is ready to do so. They'd probably have to realign anyways so that both conferences have 16 teams each like the NFL.

Yeah the T-Mobile Arena just hosted WWE Money in the Bank on Sunday. It seems like a pretty nice arena.
Frederick Creddlehadge - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:50:57 EST ID:RmZULrX5 No.30874 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If its on the strip, then the Casinos will buy tickets and merch just to put into packages for trips. I bet the team survives.
Basil Ballyshit - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:41:07 EST ID:G9WwKRkx No.30876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Based Vladi. Not a bad consolation as a Blues fan.
Oliver Pammershit - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:03:35 EST ID:MzTmxr5r No.30877 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>a hockey capacity of 17,368. The team already has 14,000 season ticket holders
is this normal? or are most of those tickets held by the casinos for use as comps, ala >>30874's post?
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:17:49 EST ID:KD7j3b6p No.30878 Report Quick Reply
For an expansion team to have that many season ticket sales? It's pretty normal or an existing team moving into a new stadium.
Jarvis Deddleham - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:38:08 EST ID:uAm7vYeD No.30904 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Devils just traded away Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall from the Oilers one to one. I'm very conflicted because I love Lars but on the other hand HOLY FUCKING SHIT TAYLOR HALL
Jarvis Deddleham - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:14:30 EST ID:uAm7vYeD No.30905 Ignore Report Quick Reply

And just minutes later Nashville robs Montreal for Subban by giving them Shea Weber. Finally, to cap it all off Stamkos resigns in Tampa.

Holy hell what a half hour.
Jack Funkindale - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:38:13 EST ID:RmZULrX5 No.30906 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What the FUCK HABS?!? God damn it.
Jarvis Deddleham - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:42:31 EST ID:uAm7vYeD No.30907 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah, I really don't understand Montreal on this one. At least Edmonton got a young, elite Dman on a very friendly contract to anchor their blue line for years who could be a top 10 in the league in a few seasons, even if they had to get robbed in order to do it. Weber on the other hand is on the wrong side of 30, is several years removed from being a Norris candidate and still has a decade left on his contract.
Angus Hecklekog - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:18:50 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.30910 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Subban is much more talented offensively but way more of a liability on defense. Weber is way more solid on defense and more of a bruiser were Subban is mostly a finesse guy.

Honestly I'd take Weber even with the age difference. Also it should be noticed that the Habs saved some serious cash, everybody looks at the long term contracts and sighs but Weber's was way more front-loaded.
Ian Semmlebig - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:34:28 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.30913 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Subban is much more talented offensively
Nowhere near as much as people make him out to be.
Barnaby Crannerhitch - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 02:41:24 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.30914 Ignore Report Quick Reply
eh, depends on how you play. Subban is better at creating, an OFD if you will. Weber has a hell of a shot and is in no means bad on offense, but is more of a TWD or more traditionally a DFD. (That's Offensive defensman, two-way defenseman and defensive defensemen)
beep - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:12:04 EST ID:gcJ5qqLI No.30947 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Idk, I've seen the guy play live a few times and he honestly never really stood out. I ain't saying he's bad, but on any other team he's just another player.

I mean look at the Habs' last season. They were solid until Price was out. Where was Subban then? People talk about him like he's a secret weapon, but when it came down to it, he played like an average guy.

And to be frank, I think all the praise has inflated his ego and damaged his ability. I've seen alot of plays fuck up because PK had to hot dog it. I've literally seen the guy, with the puck mind you, skating around one handed. One hand on the stick trying to go for the flashy play. Guess what? He got poke checked, pickpocketed. And then they got scored on. Can't be doing that shit.

That said, I'm not sure I would have traded him....all he needed was to come back down to earth, you know? Maybe a few years in Nashville will be what he needs.
Fucking Gepperket - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:20:27 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.30948 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's how it goes with that type of player. Ever notice how the league average for +/- is -.4? A lot of goals are scored on the counter attack after somebody fucks up on offense, and players like Subban are equally likely to either fuck up or score a spectacular goal trying a bit too hard. Thing is Subban is one of the few Defensemen who shows flashes of talent that make teams envious, which is why the trade happened.
DammitBobbeh !0pPDXJbIc2 - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:43:49 EST ID:JSRg+DB3 No.31113 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ehh, Blackhawks are super close to Nighthawks so im not too sure about that. I like Knights as it's a play on Las Vegas Nights unless the OHL's London Nights cockblock it.
Charlotte Clunkinkack - Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:15:53 EST ID:IbBqDNu6 No.31114 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>implying some jr hockey league has any say about the NHL using a team name as generic as "knights"
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:12:53 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.31115 Report Quick Reply
Yeah I don't think there would be an issue with being called the Las Vegas Knights since they can't use Black Knights.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:35:24 EST ID:vyFHowrl No.31122 Report Quick Reply
And they just trademarked Silver Knights, Golden Knights, and Desert Knights and registered a domain name for Sand Knights.
Jack Focklemene - Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:57:18 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31123 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Sand Knight sounds like a Mega Man boss.
asuka - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:59:59 EST ID:e3mraQC1 No.31162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this is exactly it. the Preds have Josi, who's a pretty conventional DMan and almost certainly gonna be on a pairing with Subban. For a good chunk of the season the Preds' defensive scoring was up there with pairings like Seguin/Benn, and that was with Weber still there. Subban/Josi are gonna score like mad.

Weber is good on defense, but there are better shutdown players in the NHL (Vlasic comes to mind) and also better scoring Dmen (oh hey, it's Subban!) but Weber is a talented defenseman who can cornerstone a team like the Preds. However, the offer sheet they signed Weber to was almost Luongo-level bad and to have even some of that off their hand would have been worth most trades alone. Weber is a great player but part of what made him great was playing with a solid, deep defensive core in Nashville. Montreal has Price to backstop them and uh...well, Weber? He doesn't have the surrounding support that makes him an actually worthwhile acquisition, and I doubt his "locker room presence" is gonna be as good when the Montreal D is continually letting Price get peppered lmao.

I like to watch the Preds, and I've loved Subban for a long time, and being able to be a nationally relevant NHL player while playing in a place that isn't a "hockey city" but still has a large and dedicated fanbase is only going to do good things for him. He's "showy" but more than that he's a passionate hockey player who wants to play meaningful hockey and Nashville is giving him that opportunity.

>tealdeer: Weber is good, Subban is good, different players but Subban in Nashville is a better fit than Weber in MTL
Phyllis Brurrynit - Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:10:47 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
rip in peace Team USA
Emma Murdhood - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:19:07 EST ID:0IOmckIk No.31197 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Less then Torts, who HIRED Torts to coach team USA!?
Charlotte Brasslehall - Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:56:26 EST ID:uAm7vYeD No.31321 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Taylor Hall has 5 goals through 6 games for New Jersey.

I really like this whole scoring business, makes Schneider's job way easier.
Barnaby Fugglefuck - Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:00:18 EST ID:mfKmY1RN No.31322 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Crosby is back and led the Pens to a come from behind win!
Priscilla Wurryhall - Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:41:24 EST ID:XA7t65kS No.31324 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow, that Weber/Subban trade has turned out fucking awesome for the Habs. Nice to be pleasantly surprised by something from them.
Esther Soddleridge - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:25:43 EST ID:Vs20N0AW No.31333 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I told y'all suckas
Edward Fingerham - Sat, 05 Nov 2016 00:54:56 EST ID:XA7t65kS No.31364 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well fuck me with a knucklepuck.
Hamilton Borrywut - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 19:20:00 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.31487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Now everyone is trying to fucking bandwagon on the stupid fucking Blue Jackets because they had a streak.

Fucking TV provider changing my Habs/Leafs game to Rangers/Sports Jackets at the last fucking second
Martha Pickfuck - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:25:18 EST ID:kKCoWbbf No.31513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
NHL Network. I live in West Coast America, so thats typically the only place to watch the Habs (besides streams of course).

It was an extremely entertaining game too, shame I couldnt see it on TV.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:17:29 EST ID:XhcViBE4 No.31581 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Gary Bettman's making threats to move the Arizona Coyotes if they don't get a new arena. Honestly the team has been a disappointment for the most part so I'm not going to be surprised if they end up moving to Seattle.
Albert Benderchurk - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:27:33 EST ID:XA7t65kS No.31582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hah! He's turning on them now of all times? Sweet use of how many millions now Bettman? You Harry from the wet bandits looking sock sniffer.
Samuel Pickletone - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:34:48 EST ID:AEg6PnQz No.31583 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The franchise to SEA hope years ago more or less failed up there. I think there was interest in Tukwila but that's it.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:23:12 EST ID:IvvOHGGK No.31584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>We're excited to announce that we just submitted a new petition to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) requesting the vacation of a portion of Occidental Avenue South to allow construction of the SoDo Arena. If approved by the City Council, this conditional street vacation will finally put us in a position to work with the NBA and NHL to acquire teams for Seattle.

They're already going to privately finance the arena, worked out an agreement with the other professional sports teams so there are no schedule conflicts, and wouldn't start vacation and construction without approval and first being able to acquire a team. The downside is that this is going to affect the Thunderbirds considering they're one of the highest drawing teams in the WHL and they've been around for 40 years. Maybe they can still co-exist since they play in Kent but who knows. The Sonics being back in Seattle would be nice but I dunno which team would relocate unless the NBA grants an expansion team like the NHL did with Las Vegas.
Betsy Blummershit - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:36:46 EST ID:0ZDy4Geq No.31600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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3 things we can pretty much begin to expect for the playoffs:
  1. Caps will choke like they always do.
  2. Conference Finals will more than likely include at least one Canadian team.
  3. The Cup will stay in the East.

Pic unrelated btw
Hugh Parrydale - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:53:06 EST ID:MhvWbLYH No.31601 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I know it's a little late, but I don't come here often.
Doan was fucking piiiiiissed about the trades, I won't be surprised if he gets his ass to a winning team ASAP. It's not just him, either, most of the fans I know are unhappy about it, more than a few of them aren't bothering with season tickets next year. I can't imagine living in this shitty state without getting to see my teams when they come to town. I don't keep up with all the business shit, so maybe it won't happen even if they're losing money hand over fist, but talking to people here, it seems like it's inevitable.

4. San Jose will win the Beard game.
Fanny Daffingsig - Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:14:13 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31609 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What an absolute wacky night of hockey.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:33:38 EST ID:IvvOHGGK No.31617 Report Quick Reply
I'm glad the Caps were able to get past the Maple Leafs. Let's see if they can actually make it past the semifinals this time.
Jenny Greendock - Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:39:42 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31618 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I wonder who cursed Canada years ago. Other than Vancouver, of all teams, no Canadian team seems to have any success in the playoffs anymore.
Edward Brockledire - Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:56:50 EST ID:XA7t65kS No.31619 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There is a "Curse" actually. In 93, the Habs were struggling in a game VS the Kings, and were able to to get a power play by having the refs check McSorley's stick and found it's broke equipment rules by having too deep a curve. They were able to take back control with the power play, win, go on to win the cup, and a Canadian Team has never won the Cup since. Even though I think 4 years in a row, a Canadian Team was in the cup finals.
Ernest Huffingkud - Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:54:00 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31621 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Oh shit yeah, the McSorley game. Totally forgot about that.
Polly Blatherstock - Mon, 01 May 2017 19:10:47 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31633 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Now that's real fuckin' neato.

Go Ducks
Emma Clubberstodge - Sun, 07 May 2017 20:00:55 EST ID:jEFNlk3A No.31642 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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lmao right?
Fuckin' five to nothing after 20 minutes. Fine with me, I think Edmonton / Nashville could be a better series than Anaheim / Nashville.
DashingCN - Tue, 09 May 2017 20:18:21 EST ID:Ptb7Rthd No.31645 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol rangers suck and dont know how to play with a lead (referring to previous games)
Nell Dinkinfield - Wed, 10 May 2017 11:00:16 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31647 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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asuka - Wed, 10 May 2017 22:09:02 EST ID:SoLb7aUj No.31648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the Penguins are so awful i cant even enjoy Washington getting knocked out thanks to them i hate this
Walter Sashtore - Wed, 10 May 2017 22:44:34 EST ID:jEFNlk3A No.31649 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What? Were you watching the same games that I was? The goal is to lose, ya silly-billy.
Ernest Fonningpure - Thu, 11 May 2017 00:25:44 EST ID:akJSuBh1 No.31650 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Anaheim / Pittsburgh SCF incoming
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 11 May 2017 10:45:13 EST ID:uPRb4HAS No.31651 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow, another Caps playoff choke. What's new?
Matilda Pengersutch - Thu, 11 May 2017 13:13:28 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31652 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Certainly not a Rangers choke.
Jarvis Mivingfare - Fri, 12 May 2017 10:55:39 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31654 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I hope the Predators annihilate the Ducks because the Ducks play shit like Limp Bizkit in their arena.

Also, anyone else been watching the IIHF games? Pretty nice to have hockey on by the time I wake up.
George Cloddleway - Fri, 12 May 2017 22:50:49 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31655 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Do they? Or are you not familiar with "Bro Hymm"? I can't imagine why they would play anything by Limp Bizkit in this day and age.
Walter Nodgefag - Sat, 13 May 2017 20:47:04 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Damn, Senators got hosed on that no-goal call.
Caroline Hegglelock - Mon, 15 May 2017 15:01:08 EST ID:YUBZoB9Z No.31661 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Trust me, its only going to get worse.
Rebecca Clinningban - Mon, 15 May 2017 20:41:32 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31662 Ignore Report Quick Reply

It's going to be a battle between the Hockey Gods and Gary Bettman. 10 years later, we should get a Senators-Ducks rematch in the finals, but Bettman really needs Sidney Crosby in the finals for ratings. Who's going to win out?
Augustus Nozzleford - Tue, 16 May 2017 20:02:48 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31664 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Whose dick did Kenny Albert suck to get the full-time Conference Finals commentary gig? Where the hell is Doc Emerick?
Sidney Billingwill - Wed, 17 May 2017 16:45:46 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31665 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Emrick is sick, or hurt or something. They've been relatively vague about it unfortunately, as that may not bode well.

I really hope he's alright, love him from way back when he was doing play-by-play for the Devils in the 90's.
Clara Tootshit - Wed, 17 May 2017 21:15:33 EST ID:CO6DVeZD No.31666 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Holy shit, Ottawa.

They've been saying sick, but he "got sick" right after winning his 5th Sports Emmy, so I call bullshit. Dude's been holed up somewhere with some hookers and blow.
Hannah Feddlegold - Wed, 17 May 2017 21:23:42 EST ID:YUBZoB9Z No.31667 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Given that Crosby might be dead by the time all these hits add up...
Clara Pettingdock - Sun, 21 May 2017 23:11:58 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31670 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Holy shit, Ottawa indeed. Hopefully they can figure their shit out for Game 6.
Clara Grimworth - Mon, 22 May 2017 23:11:32 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hell of a game up until those last few minutes where Anaheim completely fell apart. Looks like a Nashville-Pittsburgh final is on deck.
Archie Bettingshaw - Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:48 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck yeah, Senators forced a Game 7 after all.
Hugh Blythedale - Thu, 25 May 2017 19:57:11 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31675 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Here's hoping they pull it off.
Nathaniel Blirringgold - Thu, 25 May 2017 22:49:30 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31677 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm not even a fan of these teams but my heart can't take this
Lydia Broppershit - Thu, 25 May 2017 23:53:12 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31678 Ignore Report Quick Reply
o7 Ottawa
Caroline Trotstone - Tue, 30 May 2017 02:13:55 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31681 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, that was a wacky Game 1.
Angus Honeylock - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:02:34 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Two ugly games in a row, here's hoping Game 3 is competitive.
Shit Morryhall - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 10:46:08 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pls win tonight, Preds.
Martha Bipperhen - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:54:03 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hot diggity, we have ourselves a series
Phineas Smallforth - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:36:26 EST ID:tlyDx0T2 No.31687 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Good stuff. Preds looked good in both of their home games, hopefully they can translate that to a win or two on the road.
Edward Tillinggold - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:31:19 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Last night was just atrocious.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:49:36 EST ID:xfdFUMEF No.31696 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And the Pens wins lol. The Preds couldn't put em away.
Jenny Findlespear - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:03:21 EST ID:RnUywbJ2 No.31698 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So Matt Murray is now the first goalie in NHL history to win two cups as a rookie, as well as being the first rookie to have two shutouts in the finals. Not too shabby. Too bad he couldn't have made those records under less controversial circumstances.
Gotta love any series that creates animosity between teams, and after last night, I'm sure the Pens aren't going to be welcome in Nashville for a long time.
Henry Clodgepock - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:22:36 EST ID:+Eq2o+94 No.31699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Phineas Tillingforth - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:04:20 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31702 Ignore Report Quick Reply

The city of Pittsburgh, everyone.
Phineas Hemmersatch - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:59:21 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Pretty cool that Nico Hischier was a Devils fan as a kid. Here's hoping he's the catalyst for our next three cups, baby.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:19:29 EST ID:xs31gvi2 No.31735 Report Quick Reply
The Joe is no more. Little Caesars Arena here come the Red Wings (and Pistons).
Fucking Bommerham - Sat, 05 Aug 2017 04:34:38 EST ID:qFiNGLuK No.31742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And with that, the final wooden boards are gone. Complete standardization in the NHL.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:58:19 EST ID:j9TsF66W No.31832 Report Quick Reply
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At the Kings-Coyotes preseason game tonight. I forgot how nice the Staples Center is pretty nice.

I didn’t know they were the last to use wooden boards.
Graham Puffingmure - Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:21:18 EST ID:77NRmaZF No.31842 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuuuuuuuuck, I had no clue Dave Strader died. Seeing Doc struggle to announce it broke my fucking heart, man.
Esther Pockford - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 02:22:37 EST ID:L4eh8zGC No.31845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>hey, alexander!
>what's up, connie doggie
>120 pts, maybe...?
>yeah, well, these PEDs don't make me a phile
Esther Pockford - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 02:29:42 EST ID:L4eh8zGC No.31846 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Hischier looked fairly epic, but so do most skilled rookies early on. The real test is always the second half of the season.
Martin Necklewell - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:31:32 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31860 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hischier has looked great for just about every minute he's been on the ice, just hasn't gotten that first goal yet. He got absolutely robbed twice tonight by Budaj.

I'm VERY pleased with how this Devils team has been playing so far. There's been a good bit of defensive lapses and sloppy play at times, and I don't expect them to keep getting these kinds of results night in night out. Buy holy shit has it been fun to watch ao far.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:54:13 EST ID:tcN1UUPg No.31869 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Vegas Golden Knights being one of the best teams in the NHL already is so bizarre to see unfold.
Beatrice Gimmlewin - Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:47:49 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31871 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Compared to former expansion teams they got a much better selection of players in their draft. That said they're still playing way above their preseason expectations there's no denying that.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:39:11 EST ID:tdsOWxBd No.31896 Report Quick Reply
Seattle’s in the hunt for an expansion/relocated team pending approval of an arena deal - https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolschram/2017/12/08/nhl-announces-seattle-expansion-plans-ownership-change-for-carolina-hurricanes/amp/

The new owner of the Houston Rockets also wants an NHL team in Houston so it looks like we could be seeing more teams in the future.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:25:44 EST ID:e9mfY/MX No.31914 Report Quick Reply
>Canadian teams pump too much cash into the league now. This isn't the late 90s anymore.

I can't see Ottawa and Calgary move unless they don't get their new arenas but the city councils will find a way to keep them from moving to the States.

>Arizona? You think Bettman, the bridge troll he is would let all that work keeping the Coyotes go up in smoke?

Probably not but it looks like Coyotes management is gonna be on a year to year lease at Gila River Arena until they figure things out in trying to get a new arena or relocate if that fails.

>Didn't the Islanders get a new arena, and now they want a new one? What?

They relocated to the Barclays Center but that's just temporary now that they just got approved to build a new arena at Belmont Park - http://abc7ny.com/sports/its-official-islanders-heading-back-to-nassau-county/2803176/
Sidney Clingerchick - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:52:59 EST ID:eZx+n3eC No.31920 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jesus Christ, Vegas is the second best team in the league.
Martha Crurringwill - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 13:39:38 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31923 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just wait until the Seattle expansion when Bettman forces every team to expose the best player they have at one position for the expansion draft.
Nigel Suvingstack - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:50:37 EST ID:eZx+n3eC No.31925 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Hmm? That's not how expansion drafts work.
Sidney Duckville - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:34:00 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.31928 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It was just a joke since Vegas got much better selection of players to choose from than other expansion teams in the past.
Phyllis Fabblehuck - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:48:33 EST ID:bBMY6okB No.31936 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I guess, but I don't think it's that easy to game the system via an expansion draft. I think it's more of a coincidence that Vegas managed to snag some genuinely talented players that for whatever reason just didn't fit in their former team's plans this season rather than Mean Ol' Bettman forced teams to give up the rights to talented players they actually wanted to keep.
David Buzzlebanks - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:35:10 EST ID:yAT1H+mR No.31947 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Seguin scores a beautiful OT goal to topple the Bruins. Beautiful strategy on the part of the Stars. Seguin's patience and skill is beautifully on display here. GO STARS

C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:47:04 EST ID:tcN1UUPg No.31996 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Damn the Golden Knights knocked off the Caps. VGK are no joke.
Nell Febbletudging - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:04:57 EST ID:NYnqCSxD No.32020 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Samuel Piblingbanks - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 20:08:55 EST ID:PgqqXa+6 No.32087 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What the fuck is all this miltary masturbation in this god damn outdoor game? I half expected them to say the in lue of hockey, the Caps and Leafs were just going to shoot at each other on the ice.
Alice Pablingcherk - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 03:02:11 EST ID:yAT1H+mR No.32088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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They're mediocre.

Stars still stompin. Let's make sure those Blues don't make it to the playoffs.
Samuel Piblingbanks - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 11:56:03 EST ID:PgqqXa+6 No.32089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Being a Habs fan is suffering.
Lydia Hevingbury - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 14:25:38 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.32090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>They're mediocre
No need to be rude.
Don't worry though, I'm sure neither of our teams will even sniff the cup finals.
Lydia Hevingbury - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 14:28:31 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.32091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>still stompin
>5-4-1 in the last 10
Good joke, sounds like a pretty mediocre record

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