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Re: The official NHL thread

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One of my favorite part of the playoffs is hearing Doc Emrick call a bunch of games. Happy I was able to grow up listening to him every game before he went off to NBC!
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Post by pieceofme » Sat May 19, 2018 12:04 pm

Vegas one win from the finals! 8)
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Vegas one win from the finals! 8)

What does this say about the NHL as a whole?
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Post by ratt_gang_member » Sun May 20, 2018 9:07 pm

So sad it's over for my Jets. I was lucky enough to get a ticket to the game today...

Good luck to the two teams that will remain.
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Post by WOLF » Mon May 21, 2018 4:55 am

Bassmaster1984 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:47 pm
pieceofme wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Vegas one win from the finals! 8)

What does this say about the NHL as a whole?
It says it's eons ahead of the NBA, in terms of being a team game. In the other sports (read: NBA) the team with the biggest star wins 99% of the time.

Vegas took a smart approach to building a team in 2018, hired a brilliant coach/GM/scouts, and are reaping the benefits.

I have never seen a team with a faster/better transition game, from defence to offence.
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Post by dmbrocker » Mon May 21, 2018 7:41 pm

Bolts/Caps going to game 7. This is turning out to be a crazy series right now!
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Post by dmbrocker » Wed May 23, 2018 6:18 pm

Caps beat Bolts in 7 to advance! Crazy!
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Post by pieceofme » Thu May 24, 2018 7:13 pm

Vegas vs. Caps!

A new team for the cup this year. Great not seeing Pittsburgh/LA/Chicago in the final.

Would be nice to see Ovi win a cup, but I've been team Vegas all the way! Go GG! Go Marchessault! So Smith!
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Post by WOLF » Fri May 25, 2018 2:56 pm

Either team winning will make for a good story.

I'm routing for Ovi, but somehow can't see Vegas not finishing the job.

Disney-esque ending... Vegas in 7. They win it at home and the party rages for days!
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Post by pieceofme » Thu May 31, 2018 8:35 pm

Really good series so far.

If Orpik is going to score, you're probably going to win that game.
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Post by dmbrocker » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:36 pm

Caps one win away from the cup! I have a feeling they'll take it easily here. Vegas had a nice run for an inaugural season, but I think it'll take a miracle for them to come back now.
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Post by WOLF » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:01 am

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Caps one win away from the cup! I have a feeling they'll take it easily here. Vegas had a nice run for an inaugural season, but I think it'll take a miracle for them to come back now.
I don't think Vegas will come back. Ovie and crew are determined to end their curse, BUT if Vegas can win at home tonight there will be lots of pressure on the Caps Sunday in their barn.
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Post by dmbrocker » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:52 pm

Told ya! CAPS, BABY!!! Now to see if the Warriors can complete the sweep over Lebron's boys!
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Re: The official NHL thread

Post by FullDJacket » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:55 am

WOLF wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:55 am
Bassmaster1984 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:47 pm
pieceofme wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Vegas one win from the finals! 8)

What does this say about the NHL as a whole?
It says it's eons ahead of the NBA, in terms of being a team game. In the other sports (read: NBA) the team with the biggest star wins 99% of the time.

Vegas took a smart approach to building a team in 2018, hired a brilliant coach/GM/scouts, and are reaping the benefits.

I have never seen a team with a faster/better transition game, from defence to offence.
I don't claim to be a hockey expert......but....

There are too many teams, too many mediocre players and many of the best players now play in KHL.

Early to mid 90s NHL was the best. Back then you knew for sure that all the best players in the world played in the NHL.
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Re: The official NHL thread

Post by WOLF » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:28 am

FullDJacket wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:55 am
WOLF wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:55 am
Bassmaster1984 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:47 pm



What does this say about the NHL as a whole?
It says it's eons ahead of the NBA, in terms of being a team game. In the other sports (read: NBA) the team with the biggest star wins 99% of the time.

Vegas took a smart approach to building a team in 2018, hired a brilliant coach/GM/scouts, and are reaping the benefits.

I have never seen a team with a faster/better transition game, from defence to offence.
I don't claim to be a hockey expert......but....

There are too many teams, too many mediocre players and many of the best players now play in KHL.

Early to mid 90s NHL was the best. Back then you knew for sure that all the best players in the world played in the NHL.
You're definitely not an expert. The KHL is MAYBE on a par with the AHL. Guys who couldn't make the NHL are regularly in their top 20 scorers. The few big names they have are older guys who went back to Russia, or had contract disputes in the NHL.

The early 90's was an OK era for hockey, but nothing like the freewheeling 80's, or even today when speed/skill is at an all time high.

In terms of # of teams, it does water down the game a little, but it's the same in MLB, NFL, and NBA. What's great is there are actually guys who can skate on the 4th line, as opposed to goons whom play 3 minutes per night.

Besides all that you're 100% right!
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Re: The official NHL thread

Post by WOLF » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:31 am

FullDJacket wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:55 am
WOLF wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:55 am
Bassmaster1984 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:47 pm



What does this say about the NHL as a whole?
It says it's eons ahead of the NBA, in terms of being a team game. In the other sports (read: NBA) the team with the biggest star wins 99% of the time.

Vegas took a smart approach to building a team in 2018, hired a brilliant coach/GM/scouts, and are reaping the benefits.

I have never seen a team with a faster/better transition game, from defence to offence.
I don't claim to be a hockey expert......but....

There are too many teams, too many mediocre players and many of the best players now play in KHL.

Early to mid 90s NHL was the best. Back then you knew for sure that all the best players in the world played in the NHL.
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Re: The official NHL thread

Post by FullDJacket » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:49 am

WOLF wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:28 am
FullDJacket wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:55 am
WOLF wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:55 am


It says it's eons ahead of the NBA, in terms of being a team game. In the other sports (read: NBA) the team with the biggest star wins 99% of the time.

Vegas took a smart approach to building a team in 2018, hired a brilliant coach/GM/scouts, and are reaping the benefits.

I have never seen a team with a faster/better transition game, from defence to offence.
I don't claim to be a hockey expert......but....

There are too many teams, too many mediocre players and many of the best players now play in KHL.

Early to mid 90s NHL was the best. Back then you knew for sure that all the best players in the world played in the NHL.
You're definitely not an expert. The KHL is MAYBE on a par with the AHL. Guys who couldn't make the NHL are regularly in their top 20 scorers. The few big names they have are older guys who went back to Russia, or had contract disputes in the NHL.

The early 90's was an OK era for hockey, but nothing like the freewheeling 80's, or even today when speed/skill is at an all time high.

In terms of # of teams, it does water down the game a little, but it's the same in MLB, NFL, and NBA. What's great is there are actually guys who can skate on the 4th line, as opposed to goons whom play 3 minutes per night.

Besides all that you're 100% right!
The fact of the matter is that many teams in the KHL now have the resources to keep players from going to the NHL.

I talked to a hockey player a couple of years ago and he told me hockey players make more money playing in Europe than playing in the AHL. The only reason why players stay in AHL is because they hope to get picked up by an NHL team (or family reason etc). I would be shocked if an AHL team beat a KHL team. Maybe in small rink but I don't think so.

I didn't watch hockey in the 80s but the point is that once the cold war ended and all the great players came over that was the one point in time when the league was at all time high as far as competitiveness and stars.
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Re: The official NHL thread

Post by dmbrocker » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:07 am

Apparently Stan Mikita died two days ago...RIP. Hope you're enjoying some donuts Wayne's World-style in the afterlife:

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And speaking of Wayne's World, here's Mike Myers' tribute to Mikita:

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Post by Blizzard of Cos » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:53 pm

He's grown it out some, sweet. It'll be nice to see all those Nike shirts around this fall.

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He's grown it out some, sweet. It'll be nice to see all those Nike shirts around this fall.

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Post by pieceofme » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:23 pm

Karlsson traded to San Jose!

The return is not great. Ottawa a complete mess at the moment.
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Post by WOLF » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:46 pm

pieceofme wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Karlsson traded to San Jose!

The return is not great. Ottawa a complete mess at the moment.
Return not great, but at least it's something, which is more than what the Islanders got for Tavares.

Lesson: if you can't sign your impending UFA shortly after July 1, TRADE HIM.
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Post by Kid-Wicked » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:26 pm

they're getting 8 players out of it aren't they? they aren't big names and some picks are conditional because he's still a free agent at the end of the season with no promise to sign with the sharks. why would he? see what the market is.
and what happens to burns now? you can't be paying 2 D that play that roll.
cue the toronto tards claiming it's a no brainer to trade him there
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