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Ice Hockey general thread by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:31:07 EST ID:ftcyb+pp No.32093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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New thread for general discussion of American and Russian professional, minor league, and college ice hockey.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:35:11 EST ID:ftcyb+pp No.32094 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32087
American Patriotism is very much embedded in the fabric of sports hence all the military pagaentry especially for a big game like that. Apparently now the NHL is open to doing more games at military academies like at Air Force and Army’s stadiums.
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Phyllis Fanford - Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:17:29 EST ID:PgqqXa+6 No.32097 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32094
No CHL Higgy? Fuck outta here.
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Phoebe Duckworth - Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:21:19 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.32098 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's a really long string of tweets from a Russian sports writer on just how rigged the KHL is.

https://twitter.com/SlavaMalamud/status/971595788315918336
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Jenny Dartford - Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:34:33 EST ID:GLS4XZj7 No.32102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32093
> the New Jersey Devils fuckin rule and i aint even ever lived or been there
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Doris Brenkinchitch - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:26:21 EST ID:18a9lAOi No.32107 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32098
Interesting read, thanks for sharing. Makes me worried, the Rangers have a couple of prospects on that team that are fairly highly touted. They are expected to come over in a couple of seasons, hopefully they are the real deal and not over rated because they are on a favorable team.
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Lydia Paffingdit - Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:59:48 EST ID:PgqqXa+6 No.32108 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Montreal officially jobs out this Season.


Christ, these owners need to get the fuck out.
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Graham Lightfoot - Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:30:39 EST ID:GLS4XZj7 No.32109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>32093
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Fuck Dartgold - Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:12:14 EST ID:v0RF6r86 No.32111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Will Seattle's team's inagural season 2 years from now be as kino as VGK's has been?
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Simon Serringbidging - Sun, 25 Mar 2018 06:50:36 EST ID:+16H3pLp No.32112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32111

Probably not, but if it is then the same weiners will be bitching about how they gamed the expansion draft like how they're doing with Vegas.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 26 Mar 2018 21:29:47 EST ID:tvZaAmX+ No.32114 Report Quick Reply
>>32111
Depends on who they end up drafting in the expansion draft and who their coach and GM would be. VGK is the rare expansion team that’s done very well in its first season.
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Samuel Sunderchudge - Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:58:41 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.32116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fuck off Panthers this is OUR wildcard spot
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Wesley Feggleridge - Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:08:20 EST ID:PgqqXa+6 No.32119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32114
Any expansion team would do great if they got every team's 3-4th best player.
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Nathaniel Fammlehood - Sun, 01 Apr 2018 21:18:30 EST ID:RYUtm4h/ No.32127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32116
yeah fuck the panthers
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George Mocklewater - Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:37:29 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.32129 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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FINALLY
After six fucking years I get to watch the Devils play playoff fucking hockey again, I've missed it so much. This match-up with the Lightning has the potential to be a great one, too. Devils swept the season series so I'm at least sure we'll be able to keep up with Tampa.

In fact, a bunch of these match-ups in the first round look awesome. Pens-Flyers rematch from 2012 and the Sharks-Ducks series are going to be brutal.
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William Fashsit - Mon, 09 Apr 2018 21:36:41 EST ID:f7UMQVGM No.32130 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32129
Agreed, the first round looks fucking solid, for once.
I’m a lifelong Hawks fan (suck it St Louis hahaa) but man, I want Toronto to beat the fucking Bruins more than anything. The hot takes from Boston’s Wheel Of Excuses would be delectable, if nothing else.

side note- #HumboltStrong ;_;7
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:36:43 EST ID:tvZaAmX+ No.32131 Report Quick Reply
Please don’t let the Caps choke again
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James Drivingmug - Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:32:37 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.32132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32130
I hope someone lights that fucker Marchand up, Marcus Johansson STILL hasn't come back since being concussed by that rat-faced pussy back in Jauary. And the league's never going to give him a serious suspension, it's honestly a joke at this point.

>>32131
Gonna be a tough road, Columbus might be the hottest team in the East in the last two or three weeks. Gonna be rooting for the Caps a bit unless them and the Devils make it to the ECF, always had a soft sport for em since they're my cousin's team.
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Nathaniel Claystock - Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:53:01 EST ID:Id44vf3E No.32136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32131

Caps break the curse and win the Cup the year you finally watch The Wire.
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Cyril Sunnerhure - Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 EST ID:Gfm0/sRl No.32137 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>32136
lmfao
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Phyllis Gorryford - Sun, 15 Apr 2018 01:40:16 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Oh god i'm having flashbacks to the Hawks-Preds series from last year

why did i choose this team for my eastern conference pick
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Cedric Chivingshaw - Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:14:04 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>32131
>drop the first two games of the series, both at home, to the fucking Blue Jackets
>in round one
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Jack Clayworth - Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:45:53 EST ID:dpqLsNX/ No.32149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
3elieve
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:49:24 EST ID:GzDVqry5 No.32150 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32139
And the Caps they made the comeback. I guess putting in Holtby was the right move.
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Phoebe Fashstotch - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:07:44 EST ID:vBDfp6pN No.32152 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maple Leaves gonna maple leave
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Hannah Babblewill - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:31:49 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32153 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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THEORY: C-HIGGY IS BRAD MARCHAND, OR SOME BULLSHIT

THIS GODDAMN TEEEEAAAAAAAM
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Phineas Honeyfoot - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:42:46 EST ID:X9gfWgdF No.32162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That 'no goal' in the Pens game yesterday might be the worst blown call in NHL history. Officials should be embarrassed.
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Beatrice Dosslefoot - Wed, 02 May 2018 11:21:04 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>32162
Fuck off, nothing has been worse than the skate-in-crease rule being ignored in the '99 Finals. I'll agree that the officiating has been horrendous, hell it's been bad all goddamn season. But "worst blown call in NHL History"?

Go fuckin' screw, bud.
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Cedric Ballergold - Wed, 02 May 2018 15:45:25 EST ID:X9gfWgdF No.32164 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32163
we both stand corrected, the non call on Wilson murdering a man was the worst blown call in nhl history
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Caroline Wonnerway - Thu, 03 May 2018 19:44:47 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.32165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32164
You seem biased so I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you're still wrong
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Reuben Buzzwater - Fri, 04 May 2018 10:22:39 EST ID:kbCrSpt3 No.32168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32165
maybe. but dude got a 3 game suspension for it, even though nothing was called on the ice. so I'm probably right.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 04 May 2018 16:50:28 EST ID:TMCpximH No.32169 Report Quick Reply
>>32168
He’s basically being suspended after the fact even though nothing was called at the time but the NHL’s gotta punish him so they don’t get backlash for it.
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Beatrice Turveyfoot - Fri, 04 May 2018 21:08:16 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32171 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32169
The league has no one to blame but themselves for being in that lose-lose situation. Bettman insists on a case-by-case review of this shit.

The Department of Player Safety is a fucking joke. All they've done in terms of "player safety" since Shanahan went to the Leafs has been giving the players laying illegal hits to the head/jumping into a check a suspension amounting to a slap on the fucking wrist. They don't give a goddamn sliver of time to the safety or health of the player on the receiving end of that hit.

Wilson's skates left the fucking ice to make that hit, he ended up IN THE BENCH. What the hell is the difference between him and Raffi Torres?
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Phyllis Mundlestock - Sat, 05 May 2018 20:13:28 EST ID:dTz/bsn8 No.32173 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32168
>a 3 game suspension means means that it was the worst call in nhl history
To quote the first guy, go fuckin screw, bud.
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Betsy Sundlewerk - Sun, 06 May 2018 22:47:06 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32173
It wouldn't even make the top 20 worst calls in league history, I thought of at least 10 worse non-calls/calls in the minute and a half it took to type this.

It's like we're getting the homer-at-the-local-bar crowd posting here.

anyway, LOL SHORKS
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Thomas Drennerbod - Mon, 07 May 2018 01:41:01 EST ID:0sak2wZ/ No.32179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck yeah, faggot Boston eliminated and Vegas is heading to the West Finals.

Here's hoping the Caps and Jets advance to the East Finals.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 07 May 2018 10:01:56 EST ID:HK67EmPs No.32180 Report Quick Reply
>>32179
Same here. I really don’t care to see Nashville-Pittsburgh again.
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Jarvis Fancocke - Mon, 07 May 2018 22:48:00 EST ID:PgqqXa+6 No.32181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32180
Well, one half of that won't be happening.
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Clara Cleffingman - Mon, 07 May 2018 22:56:04 EST ID:0sak2wZ/ No.32182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Caps in the Eastern Finals! Quick, someone check on Chiggy to make sure he didn't accidentally sip a beer in celebration.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 08 May 2018 00:08:03 EST ID:tvZaAmX+ No.32183 Report Quick Reply
>>32182
About fucking time. It’s been 20 long years.
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Cyril Crinderfoot - Fri, 11 May 2018 09:20:36 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Brad Marchand has vowed to lick his bad habits, for the betterment of himself and the Boston Bruins.
>"The last thing I ever want to do is bring embarrassment to my teammates and the organization like I did."

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/23454279/boston-bruins-brad-marchand-wants-work-character-issues
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Graham Greenstock - Sat, 12 May 2018 23:33:43 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>32194
c-higgy pls
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 13 May 2018 19:00:20 EST ID:t4Iu3Vp9 No.32202 Report Quick Reply
>>32196
Shit wrong thread. Nb
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Lillian Fendlewirk - Sat, 19 May 2018 22:58:26 EST ID:0sak2wZ/ No.32215 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Caps once again showing everyone not to underestimate their ability to blow it.
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Betsy Bellerwell - Sun, 20 May 2018 09:57:59 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32217 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32215

Kuznetsov decides to pass to John-fucking-Carlson instead of A COMPLETELY WIDE OPEN ALEXANDER GODDAMN OVECHKIN?

The Caps deserve to fuckin' choke again if they don't get their heads out of their fucking asses. Ovie was open for practically all of the final minute of play. Ovie deserves better than this garbage.
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Beatrice Honeyspear - Sun, 20 May 2018 14:08:33 EST ID:PDarlnIM No.32218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Any streams for the final?
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Shit Clinnerforth - Sun, 20 May 2018 17:49:46 EST ID:NJpsyWYr No.32219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
After the Astros and now Vegas, cities are gonna be engineering tragedies to inspire their teams.
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Sidney Bardhall - Sun, 20 May 2018 18:26:11 EST ID:PgqqXa+6 No.32220 Ignore Report Quick Reply
THEY
KEEP
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Edwin Givingmodge - Sun, 20 May 2018 19:59:06 EST ID:rR1V9dxz No.32221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Gary Bettman hates Canada.
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Thomas Barddock - Sun, 20 May 2018 20:47:41 EST ID:RNX7BGc5 No.32222 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32221
"Oh thank God, we thought it was just us."

t. Quebec City
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 21 May 2018 00:51:40 EST ID:ctaQThOP No.32223 Report Quick Reply
Well good for Vegas going to the Stanley Cup in their first year. Now let’s hope the Caps can win their next two games.
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Oliver Candlemit - Mon, 21 May 2018 01:02:57 EST ID:0sak2wZ/ No.32224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32222

The Nordiques coming back would be pretty rad. Isn't Quebec City in the process of building a giant arena for an expansion team or did that plan get axed when the NHL chose Vegas?

>>32223

>Now let’s hope the Caps can win their next two games.

Binge watch The Wire for good luck!
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Graham Buzzhood - Mon, 21 May 2018 03:35:55 EST ID:4lx6e7MF No.32225 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32224
Not sure about their arena status, but it won't matter for the next round of expansion because Seattle's practically a lock. A city like Houston will end up poaching a Canadian team before QC gets a new one.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 21 May 2018 10:46:41 EST ID:HK67EmPs No.32228 Report Quick Reply
>>32225
Quebec City already built the Videotron Centre ready to go for an expansion or relocated team. The issue is the value of the Canadian dollar vs. American dollar, which is what hurt Quebec City’s bid last time and why Las Vegas got a team. Seattle is already a lock for being the next expansion team so relocation is the next best option for Quebec City. However, Houston would probably get preference since they would already have a solid ownership in Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta and it’s the largest market currently without an NHL team.
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Graham Buzzhood - Mon, 21 May 2018 12:26:43 EST ID:4lx6e7MF No.32229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32228
Yeah I figure if Houston or another US city gets one of the Canadian teams that Bettman is pushing to upgrade their stadium situation then it'd be kind of obligatory for the league to move a struggling US team the other way eventually.
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Fanny Nicklefoot - Tue, 22 May 2018 10:01:00 EST ID:sIwKthRy No.32230 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Vegas was gifted the most generous expansion format in the history sports, when the WHA merged with the NHL they stole all of their best players to be redistributed among the original NHL teams and then let the WHA teams create themselves through expansion draft with the last picks of every round, after 15 years of abject pointless misery as these AAA level teams pretended to be real professional sports franchises they just outright stole the teams too.

Fuck Vegas, fuck feelgood stories on ESPN for burgerfucks who don't even care about Hockey, yeah lets see this team have such an amazing fanbase when they aren't handed a playoff team on a silver platter.
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Reuben Hengerpat - Tue, 22 May 2018 10:58:06 EST ID:fv08mF47 No.32231 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32230
>Vegas was gifted the most generous expansion format in the history sports

And were still 500 to 1 to get here. Don't be salty. This is still a bunch of journeymen, long shots, and past-their-prime guys who weren't deemed worthy of being protected by their prior teams. Nobody expected this. That probably makes it sting more if you're a Canadian or a Jets fan, but if you appreciate the game you can appreciate how well they're playing.

If hockey didn't expand into a non-traditional market I probably wouldn't have become a fan, so I can't relate to the whole feeling of being robbed or that people can't love their hockey team just because they didn't grow up with the sport. I can't speak for Vegas, but I was living in Nashville when we got the Predators. Even without immediate success we took to the team and game quickly, and it doesn't surprise me that the fans back there are as passionate as they've become.

Stanley will come back one day home, Canada. You can't really blame it if it wants to take a trip to Vegas.
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Reuben Hengerpat - Tue, 22 May 2018 11:04:24 EST ID:fv08mF47 No.32232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>32231
>Stanley will come back one day home

Oh hi dyslexia, missed you. nb.
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Fanny Nicklefoot - Tue, 22 May 2018 12:01:13 EST ID:sIwKthRy No.32233 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32231
>it doesn't surprise me the fans in Nashville are as passionate as they've become
That's what passes for passion in Bettman hockey cities? I remember thinking a lot during their last series about how lifeless the crowd is when there wasn't a country music star being paraded in front of them.

I don't want to be shitty, any other year, any other outcome I'd be happily rooting for Vegas, but I'm Winnipeg born and raised and all I want to do is burn this league to the ground.

Imagine the Green Bay Packers had all their players poached by the rest of the league and were then told to assemble a roster through the draft with the 32nd pick, then after they bottom out and become the Cleveland Browns they're sold and moved to London. Eventually though hey Green Bay is a great football town they deserve a team, so the Jaguars get moved there and renamed the Packers, the London Knights get to keep all the old Packer's records and titles and shit though. So now its a few years after that and the new Packer's are the best team in football making a title run and reinvigorating the community but they lose in the NFC championships to the new expansion Tokyo Samurais who the league has invested 5 years of planning into ensuring their success to capitalize on the untapped non-traditional football market in Japan.

It's a gutpunch and I don't fucking care how much Vegas thinks they love hockey, it's not part of their national heritage and local mythology, they didn't get swaddled with Bobby Hull Jersies.
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Reuben Hengerpat - Tue, 22 May 2018 13:03:16 EST ID:fv08mF47 No.32234 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32233
>I remember thinking a lot during their last series about how lifeless the crowd is when there wasn't a country music star being paraded in front of them.

That's because the Jets owned them at Bridgestone, tbh. It's undeniably a great fanbase, every guy who's played there attests to it, but that heritage and bond with you guys and the Jets is way different, I get that. Just from a mindfuckery aspect I'm glad the Preds lost to 'Peg instead of the expansion team, and if it had happened that way I'd probably be cursing everything myself.
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Nicholas Shakeshaw - Tue, 22 May 2018 23:17:36 EST ID:0sak2wZ/ No.32235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32231
>>32233

A bloo bloo bloo, ya salty Canuck. You can't win every year, stop shitting on other's parades.
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Eugene Dobbleford - Wed, 23 May 2018 09:52:51 EST ID:z2skfm+4 No.32237 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32235
tbf it's starting to seem like Canadian teams can't win any year.
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Hedda Hizzledot - Wed, 23 May 2018 17:31:13 EST ID:e+ccVLaz No.32239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32237
Its easy to see why, and its not becase Bettman is screwing them, or that Canada sucks or anything. Its because the Canadian team's loyalty is second to none. This allows shithouse owners to spend no money on the teams, and shake down cities for non-stop new arenas. Hell, look at Calgary and the fact the Flames ownership basically has stopped running the team to 100% focus on getting a replacement for the Saddledome. In Montreal you have Moose-piss Beer Tycoons the Molsons content to rake in so GM Bergevin can put his Quebec Nationalism above the team and force Quebec only players and office. Ottawa has an owner who when he isn't focused on boycotting Russia, is blaming the fans for everything wrong with the Sens.

Its a shit-fucking-show.
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Doris Bardson - Wed, 23 May 2018 21:10:48 EST ID:QNfVOS1G No.32240 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Caps are going all out to not shit this one up. Ovie doing Ovie, DSP literally risking his neck, Wilson dropping the gloves. Hope they hold on, but either way this game is shaping up to be a classic.
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Doris Bardson - Wed, 23 May 2018 22:39:03 EST ID:QNfVOS1G No.32243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32240
So much for a classic but the Caps get to defend the honor of long suffering fanbases.
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Hedda Faddlesot - Wed, 23 May 2018 23:08:07 EST ID:Id44vf3E No.32244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Holy hot shit god damn, the Caps made the Finals. I wonder if Chiggy finally sipped a wine cooler in celebration.

>>32239

This. Canadian owners are ruining Canadian NHL teams' chances at dominating.
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Cornelius Podgesadge - Thu, 24 May 2018 03:44:17 EST ID:azIqPtUq No.32245 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We all know Vegas is going to win.
Fuck, but for that Russian fucking' beaut to get his, I'd like that.
Fucking love me some Ovi
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Priscilla Smallwell - Thu, 24 May 2018 08:20:27 EST ID:0sak2wZ/ No.32246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32245

I hope the Caps win so it adds more fuel to the Crosby-Ovechkin fire.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 24 May 2018 16:25:14 EST ID:1HYt/aI9 No.32247 Report Quick Reply
>>32244
They sure as played the games of their lives in 6 and 7 but man I was not expecting them to win the final game on a big shutout. Caps-Knights should be a good and hopefully competitive series that I hope the Caps win but to be fair, I wouldn’t be mad if they lost and Vegas won the Cup in their very first year because that’s completely unprecedented and makes for a great story.
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Phoebe Bunham - Thu, 24 May 2018 18:04:53 EST ID:ggsqRag0 No.32249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32247
Yeah, it's great match up sentimentally, especially for someone with no rooting interest.

I'm going with the Knights in six, but I'm pulling for the Caps and for another seventh game. The long wait for the fans and Ovie makes DC hard to not get behind. Vegas has just been a buzzsaw though, and Washington is still gonna be feeling the results of that game- especially DSP, Oshie, and Wilson. Caps really laid it all on the line and skated their asses off, so if they have enough left in the tank and can summon up what they had last night for 12 periods then they can definitely win.

Fleury and Holtby is a push right now. Both are on fire and are getting great help from their skaters, so goals will be at a premium. I'm expecting Vegas to get more PP opportunities, and that and DC's fatigue to be the deciding factors. Trotz better make sure all his guys tie down their jerseys.
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Oliver Pubblebury - Fri, 25 May 2018 19:59:13 EST ID:pFVg5Lpj No.32251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I absolutely can't stand Ovechkin. I've, personally, never really cared for the Capitals.

...But they do deserve that Stanley Cup. They've tried too hard for too long.

Granted, Vegas winning the Cup would be a fantastic cindarella story as well.

Being from Buffalo (which, right now...feels like eternal suffering), I'm honestly split between "who I think" is going to win.

Caps actually making past the second round impressed me. Shocked me. I honestly thought Pittsburgh was going back for a third time. It's now or never for the Caps. Can you imagine if they lost in the Final? Ovechkin might as well be on suicide watch after the fact. I'd even feel bad for him.

Vegas? Well...what's not to like about 'em? (Actually,disregard that question). I personally want Vegas to win. They deserve to win just as much as Washington does. Some folks may not see it that way. But they do. They really fucking do.

Aside from Fleury, VGK consists of the "misfit outcasts" (who just so happen to have the best goalie in the league) of the NHL. They're in the Stanley Cup Final now? Un-fucking-believable. Nobody saw it coming and it's finally beginning to dawn on people that it's becoming a reality; "2018 Stanley Cup Champions - Vegas Golden Knights."
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Cedric Banningshaw - Fri, 25 May 2018 21:52:56 EST ID:uOxVVDI9 No.32252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>32251
Lots of deserving guys on both sides. Fleury and Orpik are the only ones to have their name on the Cup. To me with DC it's as much sympathizing with the fans as it is rooting for the players.

Vegas fans have gotten more than they bargained for, especially the ones who laid down a token bet that the Knights would get here. DC fans have waited 20 years and suffered a lot of heartbreak. Plus the chaos that would follow a Caps win would be good viewing in its own right.
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Caroline Grimshit - Sat, 26 May 2018 19:47:39 EST ID:e+ccVLaz No.32255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I guess we'll find out if Fluery was Ovie's Kryptonite, not the Pens themselves.
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Matilda Shittinghood - Mon, 28 May 2018 12:24:55 EST ID:zg0DZtcf No.32263 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Lil Jon to kick off festivities in Vegas, because why start making sense now? Not a huge surprise because he's been at the games.

That "What?" thing is more worrisome than crunk at his age though.
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Eugene Buzzhall - Mon, 28 May 2018 12:46:21 EST ID:Mg39Iwuq No.32264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32263
It's better than Kid Rock playing at the ASG though.

Because "rebel pride" makes so much sense when you're from fucking Michigan.
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Martin Chonningshaw - Tue, 29 May 2018 00:33:05 EST ID:7ozTUhh6 No.32267 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32264

To be fair, Kid Rock has pretty much reinvented himself as some red state hick trash country music guy these days to the point that he probably makes more money now than he did at the turn of the century when he was rap-rocking with the midget.

Lil Jon clinging to shit from 15 years ago is a bit worrying.
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Shit Monnerbanks - Tue, 29 May 2018 05:08:18 EST ID:eTooGdRd No.32271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32267
The Lil Jon deal was well integrated into the broadcast. Anachronisms abound with the Knights, so one more didn't hurt. Guy seems to be a legitimate fan of the game/team, so with him already being there it was probably just plum cheaper and easier to get him than someone more relevant.

Hell of a game. Goalies were way more porous than I expected, but the high scoring and multiple lead changes made for great viewing. Didn't do much to dispel the notion that the refs are in the bag for them after that Reaves goal, but the Caps had their chances and then some. Wilson's reprisal could've changed the complexion of things, but VGK didn't miss a beat while Marchessault was being checked out. Entertaining down to the last horn. Gonna be a great series.
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Rebecca Fassledadging - Thu, 31 May 2018 20:03:32 EST ID:7ozTUhh6 No.32282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That Game 2 was fanfuckingtastic. So glad the Stanley Cup Finals are here to rescue me from the mediocrity of the NBA.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 01 Jun 2018 07:53:45 EST ID:HK67EmPs No.32287 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32282
That save tho. Good game all around and it’s been a competitive series thus far.
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Cornelius Sonkinlodging - Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:37:13 EST ID:/iqBeW5f No.32291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nail biting suspense kind of series. It has been one of the better Finals in recent years.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 23:32:34 EST ID:tvZaAmX+ No.32295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
One Game Away. And man TJ Oshie and Braden Holtby had a great game.
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James Dreddlelot - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:33:03 EST ID:e+ccVLaz No.32296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32295
This is going to wash away the past 10 years of the Caps in cup champagne, or cement them as the greatest chokers in the history of the NHL
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Lillian Tootridge - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:29:10 EST ID:j1wcxxRH No.32297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What the fuck was that shit? Look Vegas, we don't care if you're really a pumpkin being pulled by rats, at least stick around for a game 7.
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Phoebe Bunningcocke - Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:51:17 EST ID:UFm88FWy No.32298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32297
Seriously. I expected Vegas in 6 or Caps in 7.
On one hand, I'm thinking there's literally no way Washington will lose three straight. On the other, I would've said there's no way Vegas would lose three straight, and it happened, so they should have this in the bag, right?
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Alice Honnerridge - Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:07:13 EST ID:XiGUwLZ5 No.32299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32298
Dunno if it's in the bag, but I wouldn't put it past either team to have an abrupt reversal of fortune. One thing's for sure and that's that there's no way Vegas can be as unlucky with caroms, bounces, and shots hitting the pipes as they were Monday. They skated well, spent plenty of time in the zone, but nothing would go in.
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Hedda Murdshit - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:05:08 EST ID:jUByYja1 No.32301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32295
>>32297
>>32298
Let's not forget, gentlemen - this IS the Washington Capitals.
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Basil Cenningstock - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:44:53 EST ID:uAm7vYeD No.32302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32301
I don't recall them ever choking in the kinda fashion it would require them to for Vegas to win, that's some San Jose Sharks type of shit
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Nathaniel Pockcocke - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:50:29 EST ID:aDQFBeLg No.32303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32302
I don't think the Caps necessarily have to choke to lose, though of course that's how it'd be framed. If Fleury plays like the guy who got Vegas here, they play better special teams, and the bounces go their way, Vegas could pull this off. It's a tall order, but hopefully the home ice tonight will reinvigorate them.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 20:21:05 EST ID:DF7AVIw3 No.32304 Report Quick Reply
No wonder Vegas has the coolest sports intros
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Lydia Smalldock - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 22:53:18 EST ID:uIKEnfFz No.32305 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the memes are dying
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Esther Sisslehall - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 23:06:56 EST ID:Ufn4qSSS No.32306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
******THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS HAVE DONE THE UNTHINKABLE******
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 23:09:55 EST ID:tcN1UUPg No.32307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Caps win! The wait is finally over and it feels so good especially seeing Ovie finally win a Stanley Cup. 🏆🏒🥅
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Molly Punningfoot - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 23:15:38 EST ID:nZihkjxW No.32308 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Happy for Ovechkin. Dude wouldn't have had a brown hair left on his head if it went 7.
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Archie Gillerford - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:03:13 EST ID:UFm88FWy No.32309 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32299
Yeah, games like that make me really believe in The Hockey Gods

Fuck, I really wanted Vegas to win... but seeing Ovie's reaction alone, it's hard to feel too bad that they lost, the Caps have deserved this for a looooong fuckin' time.
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Shitting Worthingforth - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 02:10:31 EST ID:bCDHUdts No.32310 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32309

It's small solace right now, I'm sure, but the Knights are in such good shape for the future. The hockey gods did right by everyone except us who were only rooting for 7 games. I like what I saw of Vegas as a fledgling hockey town and almost wish the Raiders weren't coming to try and share their spotlight. The locals there deserved something of their own and they got a winner.

The Caps totally impressed me. I thought they'd be the ones more often on the wrong side of PIM, but the Knights couldn't stay out of the box. I thought that they'd expended too much energy getting to the Final and would be a little gassed, but they skated circles around Vegas. I thought Holtby was more likely goalie to regress, but aside from that boneheaded clearing pass he was solid and definitely timely.

My hat's off to both teams. My only gripe is they didn't give us seven. Clock didn't hit midnight for Vegas; DC just wedged its big fat foot into the glass slipper and dared anybody to tell them it wasn't theirs. Fun season.
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DashingCN - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 08:50:15 EST ID:uSy2g6X9 No.32311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Someone flashed their tits as they went around as a team with the cup lol
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DashingCN - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 08:51:31 EST ID:uSy2g6X9 No.32312 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32311

Also very happy for the Caps and Ovi winning the cup. Vegas will be back.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:48:01 EST ID:zlnGLd9R No.32331 Report Quick Reply
Sucks Barry Trotz is gone but it seems like he was just a placeholder for Todd Reardon. Given that they didn't extend his contract before the season started and that he had a clause in his contract that he'd get two-year extension if he won the Cup, which was below market value, I'm not surprised he left for the Islanders and now he's gonna be one of the highest paid coaches in the league.
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Reuben Clevingwat - Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:16:43 EST ID:uAm7vYeD No.32355 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Goddamn imagine being an Islanders fan
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Reuben Wunkinfuck - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:32:45 EST ID:e+ccVLaz No.32361 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32355
People gonna die in MLSE if the Leafs bungle this season.


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