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Title: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 01, 2005, 02:28:05 PM
Free agency started this afternoon.  Time for the fun to begin...  :D

-- Sergei Zubov re-signed with Dallas
-- Toronto lost both Gary Roberts and Joe Nieuwendyk to Florida...2-year deals each  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 01, 2005, 02:28:20 PM
Stupid Laffs.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 02, 2005, 12:04:46 PM
-- Adrian Aucoin signed with the Blackhawks....4 yrs, $16M
-- Mike Modano could end up signing with the Bruins...  :P
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 02, 2005, 12:12:09 PM
-- Mike Modano could end up signing with the Bruins...  :P

I can't say I understand why that deserves the "tongue out" smilie.  Maybe if you were a Bruins fan.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 02, 2005, 12:35:13 PM
Bobby Holik signed with the Thrashers...Three-years, $4.25M in first year :o
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on August 02, 2005, 06:15:58 PM
What I find really funny about the Holik signing is how much it cost the Rangers to buy him out.

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Holik, a sought-after free agent after the New York Rangers bought him out, signed a $12.75-million US, three-year deal Tuesday with the Atlanta Thrashers. He'll earn $4.25 million from the Thrashers and around $9 million from the Rangers once his buyout paperwork is finalized.

I love watching the comedy that is the Rangers organization.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 03, 2005, 04:56:52 PM
Satan signed with the Ice-landers.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 03, 2005, 06:09:55 PM
-- Chicago wants Khabibulin
-- Amonte signs with Calgary  :evil
-- Michael Peca to Edmonton <==> Mike York and a conditional pick to the Icelanders
-- Chris Pronger to Edmonton <==> Eric Brewer, Jeff Woywitka and Doug Lynch to the Blues
-- Sergei Gonchar (BOS) signs with Pittsburgh (5 yrs, $25M)  :o
-- Iginla re-signed with Calgary (3 yrs, $21M)
-- Kovalev re-signed with Montreal (4 yrs, $18M)
-- Markus Naslund re-signed with Vancouver (3 yrs, $18M)
-- Mathieu Dandenault (DET) signs with Montreal (4 yrs, $7M)
-- Brian Leetch and Shawn McEachern sign with Boston
-- Bryan Berard signs with Columbus
-- Cory Stillman signs with Carolina
-- Pavol Demitra signs with Los Angeles
-- Brian Boucher re-signs with Phoenix
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 03, 2005, 06:13:51 PM
I still have my Boucher Flyers jersey.  It's the only one I have.

Oh well.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 03, 2005, 09:37:27 PM
-- the Scott Neidermayer sweepstakes ::) is down to New Jersey (re-sign), San Jose (near Vancouver, needs a D with the loss of Rathje) and Anaheim (where his brother plays)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 03, 2005, 09:41:20 PM
Modano does ANOTHER 180 and decides to stay in Dallas (http://www.dallasstars.com/)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 03, 2005, 11:20:29 PM
Colorado replaced Forsberg and Foote with Pierre Turgeon and Patrice Brisebois  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 04, 2005, 11:30:37 AM
Eklund is reporting that Lindros and LeClair are reuniting with the Rangers...  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 04, 2005, 11:38:16 AM
Let me save PG the trouble:

Eklund is reporting...

 ::)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 04, 2005, 12:02:48 PM
He had Forsberg to Philly and that one ended up true...

He had Neidermayer going to Anaheim and that one ended up true...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 04, 2005, 12:07:18 PM
he had forsberg going to vancouver yesterday
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 04, 2005, 12:24:35 PM
He had Forsberg to Philly and that one ended up true...

He had Neidermayer going to Anaheim and that one ended up true...

Ed, you're wrong. EKlund didn't break that news.

It was broken by KGME in Phoenix when they went on the air at 1pm PST (4pm EST). Eklund is trying to take credit for it, but it was already on the news in Phoenix before he ever even posted it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 04, 2005, 01:18:49 PM
nevermind
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 04, 2005, 01:38:58 PM
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With veteran defenceman Scott Niedermayer off to Anaheim, New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoreillo wasted no time working on his blueline, signing unrestricted free agents Brian Rafalski, Vladimir Malakhov and Dan McGillis.

Barf.

McGillis has been one of my favorite players for years and now he is going to don a Devils sweater.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 04, 2005, 01:45:44 PM
McGillis likes boys.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 05, 2005, 01:05:00 PM
Khabibulin to Chicago (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2125851)  :deion
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 05, 2005, 01:05:42 PM
Khabibulin to Chicago (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2125851)  :deion

Tampa sucks.  ;D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: NGM on August 05, 2005, 01:07:49 PM
Khabibulin to Chicago (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2125851)  :deion

Tampa sucks.  ;D

Wicked hardcore.  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 05, 2005, 05:01:44 PM
Kariya signs with the Preds (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=132540)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 05, 2005, 05:20:18 PM
That's a weird one...  ;D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 05, 2005, 06:18:08 PM
Nashville might end up with a pretty good team.  Both them and Columbus have done a good job so far in the salary cap era
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 07, 2005, 04:25:13 PM
Gretzky to coach the Yotes. (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2128012)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on August 08, 2005, 04:51:49 PM
WOW!!

Bertuzzi Reinstated (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=132827)

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League reinstates Bertuzzi for start of season

Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi, who had been suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League on March 8, 2004 for a blind-side punch that injured Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore, has been reinstated for the start of the 2005-06 season, the League announced today.

Bertuzzi had been suspended for the remainder of the 2003-04 season, including the final 13 regular-season games plus the entire 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

He remained suspended throughout the 2004-05 cancelled season, in which the suspension barred Bertuzzi from participating in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and both the 2004 and 2005 IIHF World Championships, as well as preventing him from playing in any European professional league. 

Bertuzzi forfeited a total of $501,926.39 in salary as a result of his suspension.

I didn't think this would happen....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on August 08, 2005, 04:53:57 PM
It makes sense. The league is in trouble and they need their best players on the ice. I'm sure they don't like it, but they need all the help they can get.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 08, 2005, 05:07:55 PM
Bertuzzi vs. Brashear death match coming soon.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 08, 2005, 05:14:56 PM
Since they're in such a forgiving mood...how about lifting Hatcher's 3-game suspension.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 08, 2005, 10:23:45 PM
Yeah, that would make sense.  If Bertuzzi gets off for "time served", so should Hatcher and every other player that was to start the season on suspension.  PG, e-mail some people and get this thing started!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 08, 2005, 10:29:13 PM
Yeah, that would make sense.  If Bertuzzi gets off for "time served", so should Hatcher and every other player that was to start the season on suspension.  PG, e-mail some people and get this thing started!

I wanna see Hatcher busting open some skulls for game one vs. the Rangers.  :evil
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 09, 2005, 08:21:17 AM
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Comcast, NHL on verge of 2-year, $100 million deal

By Tim Panaccio and Don Steinberg
Inquirer Staff Writers


Comcast and National Hockey League negotiators have worked out a two-year deal for more than $100 million to televise games beginning this fall, according to sources directly involved in the discussions.

The agreement must be approved by the league's Board of Governors.

The deal calls for Comcast to televise two games a week nationally. The cable giant plans to put the games on its Outdoor Life Network (OLN).

The agreement with Comcast brought to an end 10 days of intense negotiations, some of which were conducted at Comcast's offices in Philadelphia.

Participating in the discussions were NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, deputy commissioner Bill Daly, Comcast president of programming Jeff Shell, Comcast Cable president Steve Burke, and Alan Singer, an attorney for the company.

A spokesman for Comcast, Tim Fitzpatrick, declined to comment on the company's interest in the NHL yesterday.

NHL officials also declined to comment, but the league could announce its new TV deal by this weekend. The deal would contain the following:

Comcast would televise games nationally twice a week. On one of those nights, Comcast would retain exclusivity in U.S. markets as the only game available on TV at that time.

The NHL would retain the right to exit the agreement at the end of the two years. The right is contingent upon Comcast's fulfilling certain responsibilities related to advertising-revenue growth and reaching a specific number of homes.

If the league opts to stay, then Comcast has a one-year option, followed by a three-year option.

An undetermined number of games would be broadcast in high-definition TV.

If the NHL approves the deal - and that is considered a formality at this point - the contract will be forwarded to ESPN. In April, ESPN opted to not renew its $70 million option to televise NHL games for 2005-06 and 2006-07, but the network retains the right to match the new offer, according to a source. ESPN has carried NHL games in the United States since 1985.

The league's previous five-year TV deal with ABC and ESPN was worth $600 million.

There are two directions Comcast could go from here: an overhaul of OLN or an initial change to accommodate hockey, with a future, stand-alone network that would carry NHL games. The former is the preferred method among Comcast executives.

It is unclear whether Comcast's SportsNet channels around the country would play a role. Flyers games on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will have their own separate schedule.

OLN is available in about 61 million households, compared with more than 70 million for ESPN2 and 80 million for ESPN, but the new programming should help OLN expand its reach.

A repositioning of its focus shouldn't be difficult. Just as Kentucky Fried Chicken officially became KFC, OLN has been identifying itself by its initials so that customers won't limit their thinking about its programming.

NHL games are not played outdoors, but "initials can stand for anything," said Lee Berke, president of LHB Sports, who consults with professional teams on TV deals.

Berke pointed out that OLN has picked up several sporting events that used to be on ESPN, including the America's Cup yacht race and the Boston Marathon. OLN maintains a long-term agreement to carry the Tour de France bicycle race. Comcast gave ESPN's X Games a boost by hosting them at the First Union complex in Philadelphia in 2001 and 2002, but in 2004 OLN bought the Gravity Games, a rival action-sports competition, and has been expanding that franchise.

"They've settled on sports as a major source of content," Berke said of Comcast. "There's still speculation that they could go for the late-season NFL package [Thursday and Saturday nights beginning in 2006]."

The NHL, meanwhile, needs to resurrect its own image after a lockout wiped out last season.

"You have the world's largest cable company - that's a big plus," Berke said. Comcast, he said, will be able to pair NHL telecasts with its HDTV capabilities and Video on Demand.

The NHL will have some other TV exposure. In a two-year deal with NBC that starts this season, the network will televise seven regular-season games, six playoff games, and Games 3 through 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. In that deal, the NHL is guaranteed no rights money; NBC and the league will share some advertising profits.

When the NBC deal was announced in 2004, before the missed season, Bettman said: "If anybody thinks that we're going to get zero [from NBC], I don't anticipate that, and I would be very, very surprised."

In Canada, the NHL has TV deals with CBC and the Sports Network.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 09, 2005, 09:01:18 AM
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Comcast, NHL on verge of 2-year, $100 million deal
BOOO :boo  I probably wont be able to watch a stinking game now.  Does anyone have any idea if the Center ice Package is going to carry the flyers if i live in an area which Comcast Philly is unavailable?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 09, 2005, 09:28:46 AM
I thought Comcast Philly was still unavailable to everyone outside of Philly because of the cable/satellite thing...  ???

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NHL games are not played outdoors, but "initials can stand for anything,"...

Who are they trying to fool?  It didn't work for GSN (Game Show Network)....why would it work now?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 09, 2005, 09:30:52 AM
Well, its comcast or nothing, Ed.

No one else is willing to pony up and work on a deal, so what exactly can they do?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 09, 2005, 10:01:01 AM
Even though I have Time Warner cable, I get OLN.  So, this is all good for me!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 09, 2005, 10:34:55 AM
I thought Comcast Philly was still unavailable to everyone outside of Philly because of the cable/satellite thing...  ???

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NHL games are not played outdoors, but "initials can stand for anything,"...

Who are they trying to fool?  It didn't work for GSN (Game Show Network)....why would it work now?
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DirecTV Goes Regional in FCC Competition Comments

DirecTV took aim at "regional" issues, telling the Federal Communications Commission this week that the agency should recognize cable's potential in concentrated markets to withhold or raise prices for "must see" local and regional programming.

The satellite TV company's comments, part of the FCC's look at cable's horizontal and vertical ownership rules, stated that "the competitive situation for satellite operators has gotten markedly worse over the last several years" when it comes to accessing broadcast and regional programming. However, the company stopped short of calling for a regional limit on concentration - or cap.

Instead, DirecTV said the FCC's transaction review process "gives it a tool more than adequate to address the regional concentration issues before it. This tool, moreover, has advantages over regional caps in terms of precision and flexibility."
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 10, 2005, 10:45:45 PM
AHHHHHHHHAHAHAHHHAHA! Lindork on his way to the Laffs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2131065)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 10, 2005, 10:50:08 PM
Toronto Star article mentioned in that ESPN story (http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1123626307544&call_pageid=968867503640&col=970081593064)

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 10, 2005, 10:51:16 PM
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Oddly enough, for a player with a history of concussions, Lindros was healthy for too long and played too many games in 2003-04 to be eligible for the provision.
  :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 11, 2005, 01:32:48 PM
Lindork getting MRI, will sign with Laffs if all is well (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=133050)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 11, 2005, 05:33:27 PM
LOL...Big Mush-head is a Laff (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2131689)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 15, 2005, 04:58:03 PM
LeClair rejoins Recchi....signs with Pens.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on August 15, 2005, 05:11:03 PM
Suddenly the Guins are looking interesting. LeClair, Crosby, Palffy, Gonchar, and Recchi have all been added.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 15, 2005, 05:15:40 PM
Suddenly the Guins are looking interesting. LeClair, Crosby, Palffy, Gonchar, and Recchi have all been added.

LeClair won't help them much. He's pretty much done, IMO. Recchi is going to be good over there.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 15, 2005, 05:29:51 PM
Don't forget about Malkin, the #2 pick last year...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on August 16, 2005, 10:40:04 AM
Suddenly the Guins are looking interesting. LeClair, Crosby, Palffy, Gonchar, and Recchi have all been added.

LeClair won't help them much. He's pretty much done, IMO. Recchi is going to be good over there.

I'm sure he has something to prove now, but he has lost a step over the years.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on August 17, 2005, 12:55:35 PM
Cujo to the Yotes...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-coyotes-joseph&prov=ap&type=lgns

Mogilny back to the Devils

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-devils-mogilny&prov=ap&type=lgns

Lightning Reup Lecavalier

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-lightning-lecavalier&prov=ap&type=lgns
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 17, 2005, 08:29:20 PM
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NHL TV Rights Decision Skates into Thursday
August 17, 2005
By John Consoli

The National Hockey League is expected to wait until Thursday morning to announce which network has been awarded the rights agreement to televise its games, as a result of confusion over the deadline for ESPN to file a matching bid to Comcast's Outdoor Life Network.

OLN bid a guaranteed $135 million for the first two years, and another $72.5 million for a third option year, according to sources, and OLN believed the deadline was 5 p.m. Wednesday, while ESPN believed the deadline was midnight. ESPN would not comment on whether it would make a bid, but earlier in the day, an ESPN representative had said, "We've been carrying hockey for a long time. Sure we're interested in continuing."

ESPN opted out of the final year of its TV rights deal that would have required it to pay the NHL $60 million for the right to air games the upcoming season, but retained its right to match any offer from another network. The NHL board of governors recently approved OLN's bid, should ESPN not match.

The OLN bid, according to sources, also includes a provision that Comcast offer NHL shoulder programming and some games On Demand to its 22 million subscribers, and would also include a broadband component, including possible video streaming of NHL games. Comcast officials said rumors that the company had included an offer to start a new NHL Network, distributed to all its subscribers, were not accurate, but other sources said Comcast had agreed to distribute an NHL owned network on its digital tier, and would be penalized under the agreement if it failed to do so. That particular provision is one that ESPN cannot match, since it does not own cable systems.

While ESPN would not comment on whether it will indeed submit a matching bid prior to the deadline, Comcast insiders aren't popping champagne corks just yet. For competitive reasons, ESPN might have no choice but to match the offer. Gaining TV rights for the NHL would give OLN a foot in the door toward becoming a full-fledged sports programming network competitor to ESPN. OLN has also bid on the new National Football League Thursday-Saturday TV rights package. Garnering both the NHL and NFL, along with the Tour de France TV rights which it already owns, would make OLN a legitimate rival to ESPN.

Ugh, ESPN could counter this offer. I sincerely hope that does NOT happen.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 17, 2005, 09:32:04 PM
Whatever happens i just hope i can watch flyers games from home.  I dont care if i have to pay the 139.00 for Center Ice
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on August 18, 2005, 12:57:42 AM
NHL offically goes to Comcast, who appears to be set to put it on OLN. Those ratings will soar!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 18, 2005, 07:17:39 AM
NHL offically goes to Comcast, who appears to be set to put it on OLN. Those ratings will soar!

I can't wait. REAL hockey coverage, not sensationalized, overhyped, completely less than adequate coverage like ESPN gave us.

I hope its like the old school (1980s) ESPN games again.  :D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on August 18, 2005, 11:37:00 AM
There's no garentee that OLN won't screw things up like ESPN does. Just don't let them hire that bad suit wearing, mullet hair-do sporten, dork named Barry Melrose.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 18, 2005, 11:42:30 AM
There's no garentee that OLN won't screw things up like ESPN does. Just don't let them hire that bad suit wearing, mullet hair-do sporten, dork named Barry Melrose.

No, no guarantee, but Comcast owning it and having a vested interest in the NHL (owning the Flyers) would show me that they are going to be going after teh GAME, not the sideshow shtein. ESPN had no care in the world. Hockey was insignificant to them and they acted as such.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on August 18, 2005, 11:51:45 AM
Well seeing has the random junk they put on this year in hockeys place drew better ratings than the NHL, how could you blame them?

If Comcast is serious about their NHL coverage, they have to go HD with this.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 18, 2005, 11:53:18 AM
Well seeing has the random junk they put on this year in hockeys place drew better ratings than the NHL, how could you blame them?

If Comcast is serious about their NHL coverage, they have to go HD with this.

IF they are serious? Of course they are. They are building new the new studio and everything. They'll get HD.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: WEST is GOD on August 18, 2005, 05:41:01 PM
We won't even have to worry unless you watch a lot of national games because the Flyers games are still on CSN.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on August 18, 2005, 06:00:35 PM
Well seeing has the random junk they put on this year in hockeys place drew better ratings than the NHL, how could you blame them?

If Comcast is serious about their NHL coverage, they have to go HD with this.

IF they are serious? Of course they are. They are building new the new studio and everything. They'll get HD.

Ok, but let's see how they advertise and let the average joe know what channel OLN is on their cable listings. Most people dont even know they have it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on August 18, 2005, 08:15:33 PM
Saw on ESPN Bottom Line that Dainus Zubrus signed a 2 year deal with the Caps.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 18, 2005, 11:16:22 PM
MDS, that's fine....Comcast never had a problem with advertising.  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 19, 2005, 10:59:47 AM
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Also, as part of the deal, Comcast now must carry the NHL Network -- previously available only in Canada -- on its digital-tier subscriber packages. Games on OLN will be shown in high-definition TV, and Comcast plans to offer on-demand broadcasts and live computer streaming over the Internet.
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Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 19, 2005, 11:05:37 AM
More good info in this article:

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Comcast lands TV rights for NHL
By Don Steinberg
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. today made its biggest splash yet in national sports television, and the resurrected National Hockey League found someone willing to pay millions to put its games on TV in America.

The league and the cable company unveiled details of their new TV deal, under which Comcast-owned cable channel OLN will dedicate Monday and Tuesday nights to NHL games beginning in October.

OLN, available in 54 million U.S. homes, will show at least 58 regular-season hockey games, the NHL All-Star Game, and the playoffs up through Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals (when NBC will pick up coverage).

NHL and Comcast officials would not comment publicly on financial details, but sources involved in deal have said OLN is paying about $65 million, $70 million and $72.5 million for the first three years.

The first NHL on OLN game will be Oct. 5, opening day of the 2005-06 season, when the New York Rangers play the Flyers at the Wachovia Center. It will not be blacked out locally. Comcast says no Flyers games carried on OLN will be blacked out locally, even to satellite customers.

Flyers games will still be shown on Comcast SportsNet, although a few during the season will be shown on OLN.

Indeed, much of Comcast's payback for its investment in hockey, besides revenue from TV advertisers, will be its ability to charge cable providers more money to carry OLN, the former Outdoor Life Network.

OLN is in fewer homes than ESPN or ESPN2 (available in 90 million and 89 million homes, respectively), and in a few areas it is available only on digital cable or in extra-price sports tiers. Steve Burke, Comcast's chief operating officer, said a number of cable affiliates' contracts to carry OLN will expire at the end of this year and will be renegotiated.

"If you're in an NHL market, you have to assume your affiliate fee will go up," Burke said.

That does not automatically translate into higher fees for consumers, but the math is compelling. Sports TV consultant Lee Berke calculates that if OLN can get carriers to pay an extra 10 cents per month per subscriber, as a rough example, at nearly 60 million subscribers, that's almost $6 million a month and $72 million a year in new revenue, covering the entire rights fee before one ad is sold.

"I don't think it's a tremendous financial risk for them at all," Berke said.

Comcast's rise to potentially rival ESPN as a national sports programmer makes for a good soap opera, but Comcast's bottom-line desire isn't to become king of sports. Its priority is to maximize the financial return on the multibillion-dollar investment it has made running fiber-optic cable to millions of U.S. homes.

Exclusive sports content has always driven media businesses, consultant Berke says. The cable giant is set to launch a New York Mets channel in 2006, adding to its collection of regional sports channels.

The NHL deal gives it credibility to pursue other leagues. It is considered a contender to get rights to some NFL games in 2006. ESPN's contract with Major League Baseball expires after this season.

ESPN charges Comcast more than any other programmer does. That may not change, but Comcast has gained leverage in fee negotiations.

Three months ago ESPN declined to pick up its $60 million option on this NHL season, citing poor ratings and the lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 schedule. Mark Shapiro, ESPN's outgoing executive vice president, said at the time that NHL rights weren't worth half that much.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman described the new deal as a "multifaceted national media relationship" with the nation's top cable and broadband Internet company that "will allow fans to get closer to hockey than they ever have before."

OLN's broadcasts will include technology and gimmicks such as miked players, in-game interviews and net-cams to enhance a game whose rules have already been tweaked for the new season to encourage offense. Comcast and OLN will offer on-demand video highlights and archival programming to digital cable subscribers and produce at least one game weekly in high definition.

Comcast and OLN also will work with the NHL to make live game video available this season to broadband Internet users, probably as a pay service. Later they plan to collaborate to create a separate NHL Channel. It will have 24 hours of hockey shows and eventually carry live games, although, Bettman said, "OLN gets first choice in the schedule."

OLN and the league want to create a national hockey night. For the 2006-07 season, the league will devise its schedule so that on a certain night each week, probably Monday, only one game will be played in the NHL, and it will be on OLN. The strategy seems to put hockey night against Monday Night Football, which is shifting to ESPN in 2006.

There's work to be done. OLN does not have an HD channel. OLN president Gavin Harvey said it will produce games in high definition and "make those available to our affiliates and distributors." Some OLN hockey games may be carried on local sports channels.

OLN and Comcast must build a national hockey production team and hire announcers. OLN plans to produce a postgame hockey show that will air after its live games, so it must build a studio.

Other than Fox, Comcast produces more hockey games than anyone in the United States through its regional SportsNet channels, but its resources are scattered. Comcast's local hockey production capability must stay local, covering teams including the Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals.

Harvey said OLN has contacted announcers, but "we're not ready to talk about exactly who they are."

Meanwhile, OLN officially has expunged the word "Outdoor" from its name, going with just OLN since a July "rebranding." Harvey has been widening the channel's stated mission, saying it is about "competition of all types."

Bettman recalled the one NHL game played outdoors in 2003, on an iced-over football field in Edmonton, Alberta, with a windchill factor below zero. It was not televised in the United States.

"In the course of this [OLN] relationship, we'll probably endeavor to put on an outdoor game every season," Bettman said.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 19, 2005, 11:24:07 AM
Outdoor hockey is bad-ass.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 19, 2005, 12:59:22 PM
(http://nhl.speedera.net/photos/h/heritage/gallery/theodore_exhales.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 20, 2005, 03:49:25 PM
(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/2775/capttok1020818072723gr.png)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 21, 2005, 08:31:23 PM

Pretty bad photoshop job, but funny nonetheless:

(http://www.psynema.net/FallenLeaf.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 30, 2005, 07:57:55 AM
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Consumer Watch | It's time to stand up to Comcast

By Jeff Gelles

Inquirer Columnist


Tired of constantly rising cable-TV costs but convinced you can't do anything about them?

I know the tug of defeatism. When my bill climbs, I do little more than grumble that I'm a prisoner of Comcast and its chokehold on local sports. Using a loophole in federal law, it refuses to provide Comcast SportsNet to satellite TV, my only alternative.

Maybe it's time for all of us to vent.

Last week, close to 12,000 people did so. Prompted by Free Press, a media watchdog group, they complained to the Federal Communications Commission about cable's rising prices and anti-competitive practices. They urged it to reject a proposed deal that would further enlarge Comcast and Time Warner, already the nation's top two cable companies.

I know what you're thinking: Why bother? Don't consumers always lose when they're up against big business?

Maybe so. But there are exceptions, especially when we, too, have business firepower on our side.

On the SportsNet question, we do.

More than the usual suspects

I'm not just talking about the usual suspects, though they are again speaking up.

DirecTV and Dish Network recently raised the issue in the case that drew those 10,000 e-mails. They urged the FCC to strike a blow for real competition before letting Comcast and Time Warner divvy up the cable systems of bankrupt Adelphia Communications.

Similar arguments come from RCN Telecom Services - the company that once offered to build a competing cable system in Philadelphia but was scared off by Comcast and city officials.

But in the SportsNet debate, the new star power pushing to close the loophole comes from another quarter: Verizon Communications.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not portraying Verizon as a white knight.

Verizon and the other descendants of the old AT&T monopoly have done all they can to ward off competitors, especially companies that want to piggyback on their local phone systems to deliver high-speed Internet service.

But ironically, in today's confusing telecom landscape, Verizon may suddenly be the best friend a disgruntled cable customer has.

To understand why, consider how our on-again, off-again system of regulation has basically left cable companies as unregulated monopolies, and allowed the price of standard service in many places to top $50 a month.

The latest deregulation came in 1996. Its goal was to free the market to do what it does best: stimulate investment and innovation, along with the discipline of competitive pricing.

Investment and innovation have come as promised. Cable has delivered a flow of new channels and technologies, including a high-speed link to the Internet. Even phone service.

On-again, off-again rules

But consumers have paid a price because, as a spur to competition, the '96 law was a bust. Consumers served by two cable companies enjoy prices averaging about 15 percent less than in noncompetitive markets. But only a tiny fraction have that choice.

That's where Verizon comes in. Until other new technologies come of age, its planned fiber-optic network will be alone in offering a cable-like bundle of services.

But to compete, Verizon needs access to SportsNet, and assurance that Comcast and other cable companies won't be able to use "must-have" local programming to lock customers into their cable services.

Comcast officials like to compare SportsNet to DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket, a package of out-of-town football games to which DirecTV has exclusive rights. But as any local sports fan will recognize, it's an apples-and-oranges comparison.

Personally, I'd prefer it if Comcast and Verizon had to offer me a path to the Internet, where I could buy their programming, and anything else, a la carte. Ultimately, that's what these technologies should promise.

But right now, the FCC may have enough leverage to close the SportsNet loophole. So if competition matters to you, it's time to speak up. (For instructions on how to comment, go to www.freepress.net.)


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Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 30, 2005, 07:59:02 AM
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Feds Study Cable Sports as Companies Eye Adelphia Market
Bill McConnell
The Deal
08-23-2005


In early talks with competitors and public interest groups over plans by Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Inc. to carve up Adelphia Communications Corp., federal regulators are trying to gauge whether control of popular regional sports networks will give the two cable giants too much power over the pay-television market.

The Federal Trade Commission recently has questioned executives at Comcast and Time Warner, as well as critics of the plan to split Adelphia between the two companies, on just how important regional sports networks are to luring subscribers. The agency is also examining whether Comcast's control of networks such as Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will hurt the competitiveness of rival satellite carriers DirecTV Group Inc. and Dish Network Inc., and of small cable "overbuilders," such as RCN Corp.

Comcast and Time Warner need both FTC and Federal Communications Commission approval to complete their $17.6 billion purchase of troubled Coudersport, Pa.-based Adelphia.

Andrew Schwartzman, president of public interest law firm Media Access Project, said he and consumer advocates met with FTC attorneys as they were gearing up for their review more than a month ago, noting that agency staff "asked more questions about this issue than anything else."

DirectTV, Dish Network and RCN all have asked regulators to require that Comcast submit any disputes over access to sports channels to arbitration by an outside mediator so that rivals have a chance of carrying networks at a fair price. There is already one precedent for such an arbitration requirement. As a condition of News Corp.'s acquisition of DirecTV in 2003, the FCC required that an arbitrator resolve any programming disputes between cable operators.

Regional sports networks are a critical component of any pay-TV provider because they typically have exclusive rights to a large slate of games played by local professional teams, a major enticement for subscribers. In Philadelphia, for instance, Comcast's network carries many of the games played by the local National Basketball Association and National Hockey League teams.

In fact, the market power of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia is a key concern to rivals because the cable company has denied them any right to carry the channel by exploiting a loophole in a federal program access law. The loophole exempts cable companies from sharing any programming transmitted to local cable operators over land-based lines rather than through satellite feeds.

In previous rulings the FCC has said this practice may hurt competition, but the statue prevents it from closing the loophole industrywide. In a merger review, however, either the FCC or the FTC could forbid parties to the deal from using the loophole as a condition for regulatory approval.

"The FCC has already suggested that exclusive local sports deals with cable are not in public interest," said Paul Gallant, analyst with Stanford Washington Research Group, and a former FCC attorney. "Sports is must-have programming for cable sand satellite operators, so I have to think are looking very closely at that issue in this merger."

Comcast insists that there's no reason to impose the same conditions imposed on News Corp.'s purchase of DirecTV on the Adelphia deal.

"The transactions are vastly different from News Corp.'s acquisition over DirecTV," attorneys for the three merging companies said in a filing with the FCC. In the case of News Corp and DirecTV, the deal created an entirely new vertical industry relationship between the country's largest satellite TV provider and the leading owner of regional sports networks. The Adelphia deal, by contrast, causes "little change in ownership levels at the national level and no material vertical effects," the companies argued.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 30, 2005, 08:15:02 AM
I don't think Comcast SportsNet vs. NFL Sunday Ticket is "apples to oranges".  Each service has something exclusive you can't get from any other television provider.  If true competition were enforced, that wouldn't be the case.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on September 06, 2005, 06:52:44 PM
Scott Stevens retires  >:D (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2153376)

He's probably my all-time most hated player, but I have to give credit where it's due, he was a great hockey player who played the game the way it should be.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on September 06, 2005, 07:44:34 PM
Eric asked Carl if it was okay to be happy about Scott retiring. Carl said it was. Eric is happy.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: jeffreyjpa on September 06, 2005, 08:06:35 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to post this (or the Fantasy forum), but I'm playing in a hockey fantasy league this Fall for the first time, and the draft is this Saturday. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where there is good information (hopefully, free) for Fantasy Hockey? Having played FFL for years, I know of all of the better FFL sites...but, know nothing of where to get NHL player ratings, info, etc., especially since many players have changed teams this year.

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 07, 2005, 07:56:00 AM
I have to tell you its really involved because there are so many games to worry about.  I played 3 years ago and ended up just getting a Hockey Fantasy magazine and like FFL went with who i thought was appropriate.  Just go to your local newstand is your best bet. 

In other NHL news NHL 2006 comes out today one week ahead of schedule.  My buddy went to gamestop yesterday to pick it up and they said you may want to preorder it because they havent seen a demand like this for Hockey ever in they're stores. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on September 09, 2005, 08:25:00 PM
Al MacInnis retires (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-blues-macinnis&prov=ap&type=lgns)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on September 10, 2005, 07:20:51 PM
Scott Stevens retires  >:D (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2153376)

He's probably my all-time most hated player, but I have to give credit where it's due, he was a great hockey player who played the game the way it should be.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/EvilGenki/Lindros.gif)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: jeffreyjpa on September 11, 2005, 11:20:06 AM
Thanks for the advice, SD.

Had the Fantasy Hockey draft yesterday, and it was a lot more difficult than I thought...I've been a Flyers fan forever and know their team inside and out; but not much of a fan of the rest of the NHL, I'm finding out, as I was out of names I recognized by round 3 of an 18 round draft. Guess I'll be getting to know all of these guys with multi-consonant names over the next 27 weeks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on September 12, 2005, 10:37:07 AM
Messier finally retiring (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2159166)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on September 12, 2005, 06:26:07 PM
and in other news, ESPN is totally WRONG on its reporting.

While doing a special on Messier, they talk about how the Rangers didn't win a Cup in 51 years before Messier helped them win one.


Dipshteins, it was 54 years.  ::)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on September 28, 2005, 12:24:28 AM
I know you guys hate this guy, but I don't think I've ever watched a tough sunuvabitch that Scott Stevens on the ice.

Here (http://media.putfile.com/stevenstop10) is a vid of his Top 10 hits....

This is awesome to watch, and is helping feed my hockey need.....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on September 28, 2005, 12:29:43 AM
Lindros skating with his head down again  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 04, 2005, 11:44:19 AM
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Less than two days before making his NHL debut, Penguins phenom Sidney Crosby was able to joke a little with the media.

Crosby has already donned the nicknames Sid The Kid and The Next One, but he revealed to reporters his true nickname Monday.

Darryl?

"Not too many guys know about it now, but when I was in junior, my first exhibition game I got eight points, and [Hall of Famer] Darryl Sittler got 10 in the NHL [in a game in 1976], so they just said 'Darryl' and it kind of stuck the last couple of years," Crosby told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's how nicknames come, in funny ways like that."

Apparently, teammates have noticed "Darryl" on the cuff of Crosby's gloves, a space where some players inscribe their nicknames.

The Gazette also reported that Crosby is settling in on a line with veterans Mark Recchi and John LeClair.

I hope that line sucks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on October 04, 2005, 11:50:37 AM
Quote
Less than two days before making his NHL debut, Penguins phenom Sidney Crosby was able to joke a little with the media.

Crosby has already donned the nicknames Sid The Kid and The Next One, but he revealed to reporters his true nickname Monday.

Darryl?

"Not too many guys know about it now, but when I was in junior, my first exhibition game I got eight points, and [Hall of Famer] Darryl Sittler got 10 in the NHL [in a game in 1976], so they just said 'Darryl' and it kind of stuck the last couple of years," Crosby told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's how nicknames come, in funny ways like that."

Apparently, teammates have noticed "Darryl" on the cuff of Crosby's gloves, a space where some players inscribe their nicknames.

The Gazette also reported that Crosby is settling in on a line with veterans Mark Recchi and John LeClair.

I hope that line sucks.

You gotta be kidding me with that line.

 :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 04, 2005, 01:25:30 PM
Crosby can skate laps around the rink while waiting for LeClair to lumber down the ice.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 04, 2005, 02:18:46 PM
Crosby can skate laps around the rink while waiting for LeClair to lumber down the ice.

LeClair only plays in the other team's zone these days anyway.  He just parks in front of the net for scraps.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on October 04, 2005, 06:32:07 PM
Crosby can skate laps around the rink while waiting for LeClair to lumber down the ice.

LeClair only plays in the other team's zone these days anyway.  He just parks in front of the net for scraps.

Actually, considering there's no more harrassment of offensive players allowed in front of the net, LeClair might be somewhat effective now.  He damn sure couldn't be any worse.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 06, 2005, 09:25:17 AM
alexander ovechkin quote of the day...

"I feel my dreams come true,'' Alexander Ovechkin said. ``I play in the NHL. First game, we win''



previous winners...

"I play for team. If I score, I'm glad. If we win, I'm glad, too. We lose all games. We must win something. This game we win. We're happy."
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 07, 2005, 11:57:42 AM
People still don't care about hockey:

Quote
The Outdoor Life Network has privacy to work out the kinks in its NHL coverage. OLN NHL coverage made its debut Tuesday and drew 0.4% of U.S. cable households — a lower rating than ESPN, which had the NHL since 1992, ever got for its opening nights. In Los Angeles and Seattle, the rating was a sublime 0.0. But excluding Tour de France shows, the NHL produced OLN's most-watched Wednesday night. ...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MURP on October 07, 2005, 12:02:00 PM
why should they.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on October 07, 2005, 12:04:41 PM
A physical team sport that requires actual phycial ability and stamina? Why watch that when you can watch juiced up lardasses spit and scratch and jog? Hooray for baseball.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on October 07, 2005, 12:08:05 PM
People still don't care about hockey:

Quote
The Outdoor Life Network has privacy to work out the kinks in its NHL coverage. OLN NHL coverage made its debut Tuesday and drew 0.4% of U.S. cable households — a lower rating than ESPN, which had the NHL since 1992, ever got for its opening nights. In Los Angeles and Seattle, the rating was a sublime 0.0. But excluding Tour de France shows, the NHL produced OLN's most-watched Wednesday night. ...

people didnt care about hockey before the lockout

no one talked about it during the lockout

seems to be status quo.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 07, 2005, 12:17:10 PM
with the shootout now in effect can anyone explain to me why teams still get a point for an overtime loss...i didnt like it before and now theres even less reason for it
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 07, 2005, 12:17:31 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~jreyno24/lindros.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 07, 2005, 12:20:53 PM
A physical team sport that requires actual phycial ability and stamina? Why watch that when you can watch juiced up lardasses spit and scratch and jog? Hooray for baseball.

wah wah wah wah
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Dillen on October 07, 2005, 11:03:36 PM
I was watching Sharks at Blackhawks..there were atleast 10 fights. Matt Barnaby got knocked the FARG out by Scott Thornton. Barnaby was about to fight Scott Hannan, then Thornton turns him around and BOOM MUTHAFARGER. Later Barnaby challenged someone else to a fight and Thornton got off the bench and backed the kid up and Barnaby just skated away..
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on October 07, 2005, 11:05:40 PM
I hate barnbaby.

PS...Pens looking good.  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 07, 2005, 11:11:43 PM
I was watching Sharks at Blackhawks..there were atleast 10 fights. Matt Barnaby got knocked the FARG out by Scott Thornton. Barnaby was about to fight Scott Hannan, then Thornton turns him around and BOOM MUTHAFARGER. Later Barnaby challenged someone else to a fight and Thornton got off the bench and backed the kid up and Barnaby just skated away..

shtein...i was just watching this game and turned it to the stinking yankee game

first 19 games of the season there were three fights...and i tuned into the hawks game when it 5-1 thinking maybe something would happen...it was dead...so went to baseball...farg me
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 12, 2005, 03:36:36 PM
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Outdoor Life Network's second NHL game — Penguins vs. Sabres on Monday — drew 0.3% of its 64 million households. Excluding Tour de France coverage, that gave OLN its most-watched Monday night, and a 200% increase on what OLN got in the time slot last year. But OLN's game drew 180,000 households — fewer than ESPN, in covering the NHL since 1992, got on a prime-time NHL game. ...

OLN is happy, i guess.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on October 15, 2005, 08:26:49 AM
For your hypocritical coach/player of the decade comments, read here (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?id=2191812)

I saw the hit, it was disgusting. BUT....Quinn whines and cries ALL OF THE TIME and defends his players when they do the same (Tucker).
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on October 24, 2005, 10:03:33 PM
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Updated: Oct. 22, 2005, 9:44 AM ET
Lindros fulfilling his destiny as a Leaf

By Scott Burnside

We'll never know, of course, what might have happened if Eric Lindros had landed in Toronto back in March 2001.

Would the Big E have carried home the team's first Stanley Cup since 1967?

So far, Leaf Nation has been happy to see the No. 88 jersey in Toronto.

Would there have been a second MVP award?

A career-ending concussion?

Perhaps a torturous soap opera pitting Lindros against captain Mats Sundin for control of the Leafs' dressing room?

Given the dynamics of that time, perhaps all of the above. Still, it's all just water-cooler fodder signifying nothing.

What is indisputable, undeniable, is that in another time, another space, Lindros finally has fulfilled what many consider his destiny: becoming a Maple Leaf. And against a backdrop of modest expectations, not to mention a modest salary, he has quickly become a dominant player and a team leader.

"No, I'm not surprised at all," said linemate and workout pal Tie Domi, who has known Lindros since both were teens playing in the Ontario Hockey League. "I was pretty confident in him before he even got here, and when he was here, I knew that he would excel under the pressure.

"And all the things that people say about him, and over his whole career, I know that none of that was true because I know him as a person and he's a great guy and he's a great team guy. And he's well-liked in this dressing room. And so all those people that have criticized him and tried to peg him always as something or something or another, they can do all they want."

 “ Who doesn't want to win? I wouldn't have signed in Toronto unless I knew what things were about, and I feel comfortable in Toronto. I really do. ”
  — Eric Lindros

It is an illustration of how dramatically the perception of Lindros' value has changed that, when he was signed late in the offseason, it created only a minor ripple in Leaf Nation.

The overriding feeling was that he was an acceptable risk at $1.55 million for a single season.

Back in March 2001, Philadelphia GM Bob Clarke agreed to send Lindros, then one of the highest-paid players in the league, to Toronto for Nik Antropov, Danny Markov and a draft pick or two. The prospect sent Leaf Nation into a frenzy. Blue and white Lindros No. 88 jerseys magically appeared in stores, and call-in shows lit up with excited discussion of a Leafs juggernaut.

But Clarke was jerking Leafs coach Pat Quinn's chain, no doubt enjoying the simmering media stew he was creating for his old friend in Toronto. The trade never happened, and ultimately, Lindros went on to New York, where he played well on a bad team.

By the time Lindros arrived in Toronto this summer, fans were more concerned that the Leafs had an aging goalie with a bad back and no cap room to bring in the bevy of stars on the open market. Lindros and Jason Allison, who hadn't played since January 2003 with a variety of injuries, merely illustrated the sad position the team was in.

Many prognosticators and fans believed the team would be lucky to make the playoffs.

But early in this campaign, the Leafs once again have shown a knack for resiliency, and that resiliency has been carried largely on the shoulders of Lindros and, more recently, Allison.

In the absence of Sundin, who took a puck to the face before he registered his first shot on goal, Lindros has defied detractors by exhibiting the kind of play that made him a Hart Trophy winner in 1995 and the captain of Canada's Olympic team in 1998.

After Lindros scored a crucial goal in the Leafs' 4-2 victory over the Flyers last week, Ken Hitchcock -- his former coach --said he was surprised that Lindros had become such a dominant force so early in the season.

He has seven points in six games and leads all Toronto forwards with 20:12 of ice time per game. He has been a stalwart on the power play and has turned what looked to be a checking line with Domi and Chad Kilger into an offensive unit and generally has been considered the team's best player night in and night out.

"Ah. I don't know about that. I don't really get into that," Lindros said in a recent interview. "We go out as a group of 20 and hit the plane as a group of 23, and whatever 20 is in the next night, you go with that. I don't really look too deep into that. Everyone wants to go out and do their part."

For a player who seems to have been at odds with the hockey gods much of his career, never quite fulfilling the wondrous expectations so many had for him, laid low by concussions and involved in bitter, personal squabbles with Flyers management that cost him a year of playing time, perhaps Lindros has found just the right karma in Toronto now.

"You come in and it's a different stage of my career," Lindros said. "Mats is our captain, our leader, he's our horse. I come in and do my job, whatever needs to be done. Whatever needs to be done, you've got a responsibility."

Quinn agrees that perhaps this situation is much better than if Lindros had arrived here back in 2001.

"That's a possibility. Toronto is the greatest place to play, but there's a lot of pressure involved with it," Quinn said. "Not every athlete wants to play there. You're under the scope every day. And I know the fans in Toronto pretty much love their players and they excuse a lot of things. So, I think Eric's in a good spot right now and I think he'll do very well.

"Yeah, I've been quite pleased with how he's approached his play. It's better than my expectation at the start," the veteran coach added. "Part of it might be because Mats is away, but I think all that's done is increase [Lindros'] focus or others' focus on him, to watch how he's playing and he's just concentrating on being a solid player. & He clearly has determined to set some goals for himself to be the player he has been and he's doing everything he can to get back to his level of play."

Always at or near the center of attention his whole career, Lindros seems remarkably at ease with the media crush that follows the Leafs and fuels the incessant discussion of the team's fortunes or misfortunes.

"People want to win. Hockey's a big thing back home, and people want to win. They want you doing well," Lindros said.

But is he comfortable with all of that, being the hometown star, the big man on the only team in town?

"Who doesn't want to win?" Lindros replied. "I wouldn't have signed in Toronto unless I knew what things were about, and I feel comfortable in Toronto. I really do."

Being a loser, it's Erica's destiny to play on a losing team.  That much I'll agree with.

Other than that, all I have left to add after reading that drivel is this:   :puke
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 24, 2005, 10:11:59 PM
hes probably happy to play in toronto so he can live back at home with mommy and daddy
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: CanuckBroncofan on October 26, 2005, 12:35:37 PM
LOL...Big Mush-head is a Laff (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2131689)

big mush head scored a goal against your garbage goalie!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 26, 2005, 12:37:01 PM
honestly. hungry hungry hippos posting in the nhl thread. how sad is that?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 26, 2005, 12:41:30 PM
its jello head thank you
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 26, 2005, 01:30:13 PM
How is Nashville 8-0?  :o ???
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 26, 2005, 01:58:42 PM
i cant even name 1 player on nashville, let alone logically explain why they have a proffesional hockey franchise.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 26, 2005, 02:10:30 PM
thomas vokoun might be the most underrated player in the nhl...he is good as hell...theyve only given up 18 goals


btw pittsburgh STILL hasnt won a game



Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on October 26, 2005, 02:13:13 PM
thomas vokoun might be the most underrated player in the nhl...he is good as hell...theyve only given up 18 goals


Ding ding ding.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 26, 2005, 02:14:16 PM
i cant even name 1 player on nashville

Paul Kariya
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 26, 2005, 02:39:36 PM
someones been doing their homework  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: CanuckBroncofan on October 26, 2005, 04:25:18 PM
i cant even name 1 player on nashville, let alone logically explain why they have a proffesional hockey franchise.

Kariya, Sullivan and Vokoun are all reasons why they are winning. The NEW NHL has given an opportunity to smaller guys with wheels to start scoring again.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: WEST is GOD on October 26, 2005, 04:32:36 PM
They'll come down to earth eventually.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: CanuckBroncofan on October 26, 2005, 04:34:49 PM
 Jerome99RIP link=topic=15896.msg335406#msg335406 date=1130205813]
  Being a loser, it's Erica's destiny to play on a losing team.  That much I'll agree with.

Other than that, all I have left to add after reading that drivel is this:   :puke





 That is an amazing statement coming from a Flyer fan. He was alright from 92-2000 when he was practically carrying your sorry team on his back-farging hypocrite.  Clarke played Eric and his career like a slow game of chess and I for one am glad he is now a Leaf. You may all feel he is done and washed up, but I don't. I think he has something to prove and I think he wants to show everyone that he still can play at an elite level.  It will be sweet justice to see the Bud's knock the Flyers out of the playoffs just to see that jackoff Clarke's angry farging grill
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on October 26, 2005, 04:53:33 PM
you are truly a message board moron
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on October 26, 2005, 05:00:54 PM
Jerome99RIP link=topic=15896.msg335406#msg335406 date=1130205813]
  Being a loser, it's Erica's destiny to play on a losing team.  That much I'll agree with.

Other than that, all I have left to add after reading that drivel is this:   :puke





 That is an amazing statement coming from a Flyer fan. He was alright from 92-2000 when he was practically carrying your sorry team on his back-farging hypocrite.  Clarke played Eric and his career like a slow game of chess and I for one am glad he is now a Leaf. You may all feel he is done and washed up, but I don't. I think he has something to prove and I think he wants to show everyone that he still can play at an elite level.  It will be sweet justice to see the Bud's knock the Flyers out of the playoffs just to see that jackoff Clarke's angry farging grill

Sorry, that's the Devils and Senators job typically.  The Leafs generally don't win many series against the Flyers.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 26, 2005, 05:02:00 PM
i dont what is less likely...the leafs beating the flyers in the playoffs or jello head finishing the season with his dome intact to even be there for it
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 26, 2005, 06:33:46 PM
i cant even name 1 player on nashville, let alone logically explain why they have a proffesional hockey franchise.

Kariya, Sullivan and Vokoun are all reasons why they are winning. The NEW NHL has given an opportunity to smaller guys with wheels to start scoring again.

me saying i couldnt name a player on the predators wasnt an open forum for listing players on the predators.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: CanuckBroncofan on October 26, 2005, 08:13:51 PM
I'm sorry you don't follow the NHL well enough to name a few players from every team MDS. By the way two of the three guys I mentioned are from Canada. So farg OFF! :flipoff
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 26, 2005, 09:11:11 PM
canada sucks
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: CanuckBroncofan on October 26, 2005, 11:04:03 PM
Canada sucks...LMFAO...ok.
Last time I checked icehole I didn't have to lock my door at night.
There are no metal detectors in the highschools where I live.
There are no gangs or drive by shootings
When I take a walk at night I don't step over farging bums to get to where I am going.


Uniform Crime Reports — Philadelphia, PA 1998-2003
  1998 1999  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murder 338 292 319 309 288 348 330
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.             
Rape 752 934* 1,021 1,014 1,035 1,004 1,001
The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly against her will.               
Robbery 11,435 11,104 10,425 9,604 8,869 9,617 9,757
The taking of or attempt to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person by force or threat of force.             
Aggravated Assault 8,701 10,701* 11,047 10,477 9,865 9,651 9,814
An unlawful attack or attempted attack upon a person for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.               
Burglary 15,437 14,042 12,089 11,629 11,244 10,656 10,536
The unlawful entry of a structure with intent to commit a felony or a theft.             
Theft 49,892 49,874 46,952 45,318 38,789 37,864 37,808
The unlawful taking of property from another without the use of force against the person.               
Motor Vehicle Theft 19,523 17,711 16,147 15,527 13,302 13,934 12,587
The theft or attempted theft of a motorized vehicle.


Your beautiful farging city...please...I'd rather live in a pile of shtein on mars than in Philly icehole.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 26, 2005, 11:07:20 PM
well thats what you get when minorities live in your area
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on October 27, 2005, 08:11:08 AM
Why would criminals want to live is the freezing cold? Canada is where we would send our political prisoners as punishment.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: CanuckBroncofan on October 27, 2005, 08:58:13 AM
That's funny because there is no real temperature difference between where I live just north of Toronto and Philly. The major difference is we have a lack of gang-bangers, crack heads, bums sleeping every 20 feet, murderers, rapists and loads of other wonderful things that make you  :-D :-D such a superior place to live. farg I'm so jealous.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on October 27, 2005, 09:28:22 AM
Canada = America's little sister

now shut your mouth before i pull your pig-tails and molest you
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on October 27, 2005, 11:27:08 AM
That's funny because there is no real temperature difference between where I live just north of Toronto and Philly. The major difference is we have a lack of gang-bangers, crack heads, bums sleeping every 20 feet, murderers, rapists and loads of other wonderful things that make you  :-D :-D such a superior place to live. farg I'm so jealous.

yeah, whatever (http://www.fradical.com/Violent_crime_statistics_Canada.htm)

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 27, 2005, 11:32:55 AM
That's funny because there is no real temperature difference between where I live just north of Toronto and Philly. The major difference is we have a lack of gang-bangers, crack heads, bums sleeping every 20 feet, murderers, rapists and loads of other wonderful things that make you  :-D :-D such a superior place to live. farg I'm so jealous.

yea, i know so many people who have walked down the street at night have died because philadelphia is so dangerous. bullets flying everywhere, drugs being dealt left and right, its just awful. i cant believe ive survived this long.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 27, 2005, 11:40:48 AM
At least we don't talk funny like youse guys...  :P
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 27, 2005, 12:33:04 PM
That's funny because there is no real temperature difference between where I live just north of Toronto and Philly. The major difference is we have a lack of gang-bangers, crack heads, bums sleeping every 20 feet, murderers, rapists and loads of other wonderful things that make you  :-D :-D such a superior place to live. farg I'm so jealous.

yea, i know so many people who have walked down the street at night have died because philadelphia is so dangerous. bullets flying everywhere, drugs being dealt left and right, its just awful. i cant believe ive survived this long.

Of course not.  That's Chester.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: jeffreyjpa on October 27, 2005, 08:52:56 PM
At least we don't talk funny like youse guys...  :P

Ed makes a good point, eh?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 27, 2005, 09:03:46 PM
That's funny because there is no real temperature difference between where I live just north of Toronto and Philly. The major difference is we have a lack of gang-bangers, crack heads, bums sleeping every 20 feet, murderers, rapists and loads of other wonderful things that make you :-D :-D such a superior place to live. farg I'm so jealous.

We prefer to call it culture here in the states. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 27, 2005, 09:04:18 PM
Oh yeah.........




Hockey sucks. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on November 06, 2005, 12:50:28 PM
Get well soon John....geez  :(  (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2215664)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 06, 2005, 02:45:11 PM
Get well soon John....geez  :(  (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2215664)

OW.  Hopefully there is no permanent damage.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on November 06, 2005, 03:33:21 PM
I'm not sure I mentioned this lately.

Blues suck ass.

 :bash
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on November 06, 2005, 03:35:55 PM
I'm not sure I mentioned this lately.

Blues suck ass.

 :bash

Flyers don't.


Whooops, wrong thread.  ;)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on November 06, 2005, 03:42:25 PM
I'm not sure I mentioned this lately.

Blues suck ass.

 :bash

Flyers don't.


Whooops, wrong thread.  ;)

 :flipoff
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 09, 2005, 09:40:35 AM
Get well soon John....geez  :(  (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2215664)

At least it's not his back... again.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: CanuckBroncofan on November 15, 2005, 07:37:07 AM
Canada = America's little sister

now shut your mouth before i pull your pig-tails and molest you

Ouch, that still hurts. I sure wouldn't want to commit crime in your country or anywhere that you guys are trying to get oil...I mean liberate. That whole Geneva convention is over-rated anyways guys.

(http://www.corpwatch.org/img/original/h-torture.jpg[img])
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on November 15, 2005, 09:37:23 AM
If it weren't for the United States spending uncounted trillions of dollars protecting the Western Hemisphere from fascist and communist aggression, punks like this Canadian douchebag would be speaking German or Russian right now.

 :-D

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: CanuckBroncofan on November 15, 2005, 09:58:56 AM
If it weren't for the United States spending uncounted trillions of dollars protecting the Western Hemisphere from fascist and communist aggression, punks like this Canadian douchebag would be speaking German or Russian right now.
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Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on November 15, 2005, 09:40:10 PM
Sergei Fedorov traded to the Blue Jackets (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2225316) 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on November 16, 2005, 08:17:16 AM
Sergei Fedorov traded to the Blue Jackets (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2225316) 

Whenever Nash comes back that is going to be huge for him.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 21, 2005, 08:14:09 PM
Jiri Fisher of the Red Wings was just taken to the hospital.  Not sure what it is, but they were working on him for 15+ minutes on the ice, and took his wife from the seats across the ice to the Detroit bench.  The announcers aren't quite sure what happened (possibly a puck to the throat).

Hopefully he turns out to be OK.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on November 21, 2005, 08:18:46 PM
Ick, that's scary shtein.



On a side note, Sidney Crosby is a little bitch.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 21, 2005, 08:24:51 PM
That sucks...Did he get hit or just fall down Geo? 

I concur that Crosby is a punk ass bitch. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 21, 2005, 08:59:23 PM
Word from the Detroit game is that Fisher had a seizure, but was in stable condition at the hospital.

Apparently he has already had a "heart condition," which was not really specified.

They still have not continued the game yet.  It was stopped with 7:30 to go in the first period.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on November 21, 2005, 09:11:43 PM
Rest of the game cancelled (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2232577)  :-\
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 21, 2005, 09:19:56 PM
Rest of the game cancelled (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2232577)  :-\

There was some talk about that.  They had originally said that play couldn't resume because they had to wait for a new ambulance, then started to speculate that the game could be postponed as the players were really affected by the seizure.

Still, after word came back that he was in stable condition, I'm a tad surprised that they actually cancelled the game.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on November 22, 2005, 12:28:51 AM
God I hate the Wings.  Almost as much as Dallas, Washington, and the Giants...

That said, I hope Fischer is alright.  Players shouldn't be unconscience unless they are beat that way by another player....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 22, 2005, 05:39:59 AM
[img=Red Wings' Fischer Collapses on Bench >http://Update:  Seems definitely heart related[/img]

Quote
The team announced that Fischer had a seizure and was doing fine. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock later said Fischer's heart had stopped and was restarted at the arena.

"They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him," Babcock said.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 22, 2005, 05:40:05 AM
[img=Red Wings' Fischer Collapses on Bench >http://Update:  Seems definitely heart related[/img]

Quote
The team announced that Fischer had a seizure and was doing fine. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock later said Fischer's heart had stopped and was restarted at the arena.

"They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him," Babcock said.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on November 22, 2005, 07:34:16 AM
Quote
The team announced that Fischer had a seizure and was doing fine. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock later said Fischer's heart had stopped and was restarted at the arena.

"They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him," Babcock said.



One in the stink? Gross.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on November 30, 2005, 11:02:22 PM
Holy shtein.  The Bruins just traded Joe Thornton to the Sharks.

 :o


Quote
BOSTON - The struggling     Boston Bruins traded captain Joe Thornton to the     San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night in exchange for three players.

The Bruins get forwards Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau and defenseman Brad Stuart for Thornton, who signed a three-year, $20 million contract with Boston in August and was once thought to be the future of the franchise.

"He is a leader who scores points and makes other players around him better," San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement on the team's Web site. "To get a player of this caliber, you have to give up something to get something. You would make this trade last month, this month or next year. It follows our philosophy of making our team better for this year and next year."

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Thornton had been the key to the Bruins' offense. He scored more than 20 goals in each of his last five NHL seasons, including two with 30 or more. In 2003-04, he led the team in scoring with 23 goals and 50 assists.

This season, the 26-year-old Thornton has nine goals and 24 assists for Boston, which has lost nine of its last 10 games and is in last place in the Northeast Division.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on November 30, 2005, 11:07:17 PM
is this is big trade?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 30, 2005, 11:18:18 PM
is this is big trade?
What he said  :-D   Definitely suprising but i think Thorton is one of the most overrated players in the NHL
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on November 30, 2005, 11:25:54 PM
is this is big trade?

It would be like the Sixers trading Iverson, Barkley, Chamberlain, Dr. J and Marc Iavaroni all in one day.

 :P
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on November 30, 2005, 11:31:00 PM
Sort of a shocker considering Thornton is/was/has been the cornerstone of their franchise. This trade would be somewhat comparable to us of trading Lindros when he was still somewhat decent. (not as large but similar).

With all the new rule changes, a lot of teams are going away from big players in exchange for speed. Can't say I blame them.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on November 30, 2005, 11:33:43 PM
33 points in 23 games thus far.

The Bruins panicked because of their horrendous start.

Just an awful move for them.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on November 30, 2005, 11:39:59 PM
33 points in 23 games thus far.

The Bruins panicked because of their horrendous start.

Just an awful move for them.

Yup, they're going to hate themselves for making this move. [Taking a cue from your earlier post] this sort of reminds me of the Barkley trade. Sending a superstar away for 3 average players. I know they wouldn't have sent him to the East, but it would have been nice if the Flyers could have landed hm.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 08, 2005, 07:05:41 AM
Mario Lemieux Hospitalized With Heart Condition  (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051208/ap_on_sp_ho_ne/hkn_lemieux_hospitalized;_ylt=Ap6gA50pVSD0qx9FSTkeqNhI2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on December 12, 2005, 08:45:05 AM
Pens to leave Pittsburgh (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2255699)

Wow. THAT will be weird.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on December 12, 2005, 10:17:29 AM
That sucks.  I guess if they moved to the midwest, we'd end up with Washington in our division...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on December 19, 2005, 04:57:17 PM
Larry Robinson quits on his team again (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2265084)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 20, 2005, 09:05:58 AM
U.S. Olympic roster set (http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/winter06/hockey/news/story?id=2265626)

Esche, Hatcher, Knuble will be representing the Flyers.

Mainstays Roenick, LeClair, Leetch left off the team.  Roenick whines.  Film at 11.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 20, 2005, 09:29:24 AM
thats a real shame about the pens...if bettman wasnt a money grubbing pos hed step in and do something

florida will have two teams and pittsburgh none...phoenix and not pittsburgh...nashville???

disgusting
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 20, 2005, 10:36:40 AM
FWIW, I was in Pittsburgh this past weekend, and the papers there are reporting that things are looking up.  Some hurdle was jumped late last week for the funding.

Also, apparently Pittsburghers hate Rendell and think he's deliberately trying to screw the Pens, because he's a Philly fan.  That's some funny stuff, especially if it's true.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on December 20, 2005, 10:40:05 AM
maybe they think that because he spends a lot of his time on an Eagles post game show and at other Philly sporting events. 

i think he'll have a tough time being re-elected.  he really hasn't done much, other than slots, since being elected.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on January 17, 2006, 07:35:17 PM
Amazing Ovechkin goal (http://www.rh71.com/Projects/Ovechkin/vids/goal32.avi)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 17, 2006, 07:42:17 PM
That shtein was fargin sick. Gretzky said it was the best goal ever.

I hope Ovechkin wins ROY instead of that dripping vadge Sidney Crosby.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 18, 2006, 11:32:29 AM
Palffy retired from the Penguins (http://pittsburghpenguins.com/team/press/arts/1604.0.php)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 18, 2006, 11:46:43 AM
Amazing Ovechkin goal (http://www.rh71.com/Projects/Ovechkin/vids/goal32.avi)

A buddy sent me that link, and I watched it 3 times this morning.  Un-frikking-believable.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on January 18, 2006, 08:00:40 PM
More good news for Ovechkin (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-capitals-ovechkin&prov=ap&type=lgns)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 18, 2006, 08:09:52 PM
Palffy retired from the Penguins (http://pittsburghpenguins.com/team/press/arts/1604.0.php)

He averaged over a point a game for his career. That's pretty impressive given the era we were just ushered out of. Too bad he's the softest of the soft. Puss.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 19, 2006, 09:19:45 PM
Amazing Ovechkin goal (http://www.rh71.com/Projects/Ovechkin/vids/goal32.avi)

A buddy sent me that link, and I watched it 3 times this morning. Un-frikking-believable.

That is awesome.  All sound, no video.  :-\
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 19, 2006, 11:18:17 PM
If you have Media Player 9 or 10 and it didn't work, you'll need to install this first:

http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 19, 2006, 11:50:10 PM
since hockey is boring, i will pollute this thread with a scandolous picture of model brooke bruke cheating on her husband with howard eskin

(http://img102.imagevenue.com/aAfkjfp01fo1i-30524/loc24/6ec1c_53yb.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 24, 2006, 12:15:18 PM
Lemieux retiring....2:30 press conference today
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 24, 2006, 12:38:02 PM
Lemieux retiring....2:30 press conference today

What? Again?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 25, 2006, 12:22:13 AM
New playoff logos

(http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/2516/untitled29js.png)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4346/untitled18ul.png)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 25, 2006, 08:56:26 AM
kinda cartoonish
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on January 27, 2006, 12:31:00 PM
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Report: Brodeur signs six-year extension


1/27/2006 12:22:54 PM

SUNRISE, Fla. (CP) - Goaltender Martin Brodeur has agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $31.2-million US with the New Jersey Devils, according to a source.

The deal will pay him $5.2 million a year starting next season.

The 33-year-old Montreal native is making $5.237 million this season.

Brodeur is expected to start in goal for Canada at the Winter Olympics next month.

He led Canada to gold in 2002.

 

Brodeur has won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie the last two seasons and has played in eight all-star games during his brilliant career.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 27, 2006, 01:24:03 PM
farg Brodeur.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 27, 2006, 04:11:11 PM
"Mighty Ducks of Anaheim" changing to "Anaheim Ducks" next season now that they aren't owned by Disney anymore.  They're also considering changing their logo and colors.  One rumor has them switching to The U's colors of orange and green...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on January 30, 2006, 02:06:08 PM
St. Louis Blues Fire Sale has begun!

1st, team leading scorer Mike Sillinger traded to nashville for Timofei Shishkanov (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/hockey/nhl/wires/01/30/2040.ap.hkn.blues.predators.trade.0185/)

Second, Doug Weight and 27-year-old Finnish forward Erkki Rajamaki (http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=152946&hubname=) traded for:

- Carolina's first-round pick in 2006.
- Toronto's fourth-round pick in 2006, previously acquired by the Hurricanes.
- Chicago's fourth-round pick in 2007, previously acquired by the Hurricanes.
- Tough guy forward Jesse Boulerice, a 27-year-old eighth-year pro
- Forward Mike Zigomanis, a 25-year-old fifth-year pro
- Magnus Kahnberg, 25, an unsigned Carolina draftee from Sweden who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1


Third:
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Although the Weight trade is not related to the ongoing ownership issues with the Blues, sources tell TSN it finally looks as though the franchise will be sold to a group headed by former New York Ranger executive Dave Checketts, who has been in on-again, off-again negotiations to buy the team for months now.
 
Sources say the deal was supposed to be finalized over the weekend, but that did not happen. Whether it's just a minor delay or yet another snag that could cause problems remains to be seen, but the sense is that Checketts' group will be able to close the deal to purchase the franchise.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on January 30, 2006, 02:08:33 PM
wow, 2 Doug Weights?  they got one of dem cloning machines in St. Louis?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 30, 2006, 02:09:34 PM
Boulerice and Sillinger are ex-Flyers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on January 30, 2006, 02:10:39 PM
Boulerice and Sillinger are ex-Flyers

Sillinger is pretty much ex-every team in the NHL.

I think he's been on 11 different teams now...  NHL record...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 30, 2006, 02:13:04 PM
yeah i was gonna say sillinger is an ex everyone and boulerice played like one game with the flyers


carolina is sick...if they werent already the favorites in the east they are now
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 30, 2006, 02:13:44 PM
BTW, this trade is bad news for the Flyers unless you think Carolina is going to choke in the playoffs...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 30, 2006, 02:23:42 PM
Friggin' Canes.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on January 30, 2006, 02:37:21 PM
sillinger was their leading scorer?  ha.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on January 30, 2006, 02:50:45 PM
sillinger was their leading scorer?  ha.

Yeah, and now it gets worse.  After these trades:

Scott Young is now the leading scorer on the Blues...and Dean McAmmond leads them in goals scored with 14...

#2 on the list for goals scored: Mayers, with 10


These are sad, sad days for Blues fans....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 30, 2006, 02:57:25 PM
..and since there's a draft lottery, you aren't guaranteed the #1 pick to select Evgnznsdhznszi Pazshzkolovskiczechski or that Canadian kid with long hair...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on February 07, 2006, 10:40:06 AM
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just came across WIP, that he and a NJ state trooper busted for running an illegal sports betting business

awesome.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 07, 2006, 10:52:03 AM
Who?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on February 07, 2006, 10:55:42 AM
Who?

Rick Tocchet
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on February 07, 2006, 11:03:00 AM
Who?

oh yeah.  his name might have helped.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on February 07, 2006, 11:03:51 AM
Scott Young is now the leading scorer on the Blues...and Dean McAmmond leads them in goals scored with 14...

McAmmond is still in the league?  i used to tear it up with him in Sega NHL 94.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 07, 2006, 12:50:57 PM
tocchet has been charged in the bookmaking scheme...an operation that has ties to the mob...other nhl'ers and some movie stars apparently also included in the investigation


tocchet btw is easily my all-time favorite athlete
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 07, 2006, 12:51:44 PM
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Ex-Flyer Tied To National Gambling Ring

POSTED: 12:01 pm EST February 7, 2006
UPDATED: 12:20 pm EST February 7, 2006

The New Jersey attorney general says former Flyers captain Rick Tocchet and a state police trooper will face charges related to a gambling ring allegedly tied to organized crime.


In details coming in from a press conference in Trenton, N.J., state trooper James Harney of Marlton and a man identified as James Ulmer of Swedesboro were arrested in connection with the ring.

A complaint summons has been issued about Tocchet and he is expected to come to New Jersey to surrender on the charges.

According to authorities, an investigation in October 2005 indicated that Harney and Ulmer were involved in the bookmaking ring.

As the investigation continued, it was uncovered that Harney's partner and financier was Tocchet.

Beyond the bookmaking and corruption charges the investigation revealed alleged ties to the Bruno-Scarfo crime family, officials said at the press conference.

Authorities also said they were investigating current and former NHL players, and a Hollywood movie star, as clients of the alleged ring.

The operation was run out of South Jersey and Philadelphia but extended nationwide.

Tocchet played 18 seasons in the NHL and is one of the most popular players in Flyers' history.

He is currently an assistant coach in Phoenix.

I wonder if Roenick is one of them? Remember his tout service stuff from 2003?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on February 07, 2006, 12:54:42 PM
tocchet has been charged in the bookmaking scheme...an operation that has ties to the mob...other nhl'ers and some movie stars apparently also included in the investigation


tocchet btw is easily my all-time favorite athlete

and in light of this...now one of mine
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on February 07, 2006, 12:56:06 PM
tocchet's my favorite flyer too.  but i gotta go with sir charles as favorite overall.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 07, 2006, 01:29:13 PM
TO all the way.  Or Lindros, Rolen, or Stackhouse.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on February 07, 2006, 01:30:53 PM
Juan Samuel.

Or Pavel Brendl.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on February 07, 2006, 01:31:52 PM
Mike Giminski
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on February 07, 2006, 01:34:23 PM
Mike Giminski

i'm actually looking for a gminski jersey
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on February 07, 2006, 01:34:44 PM
Ron Powlus is way up there, too.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on February 07, 2006, 01:35:58 PM
Eddie George?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on February 07, 2006, 01:36:13 PM
jeff ruland
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on February 07, 2006, 01:38:01 PM
Ron Anderson, Kent Manderville, Ricky Jordan, and Mike Zordich
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 07, 2006, 01:39:29 PM
Eddie George?

Is he available?  The Eagles need a big back.  Maybe he can play FB, too.  Get GEORGE!


Dude, Mikey Zordich was the bomb.  Don't hate on Z.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 07, 2006, 02:03:57 PM
Ricky Jordan

One of my favorite Phils of all time. I wore #17 because of him.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 07, 2006, 02:21:17 PM
Coyotes' Tocchet implicated in sports gambling ring
Associated Press

EWING, N.J. -- Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet financed a nationwide sports gambling ring in which about a dozen current NHL players placed bets, authorities said Tuesday.
 
Rick Tocchet is expected to travel to New Jersey to respond to gambling charges.

Tocchet, a former NHL star, was served with a criminal complaint Monday and was expected to travel from his Arizona home to answer charges of promoting gambling, money laundering and conspiracy, state police Col. Rick Fuentes said.


Fuentes said an investigation into the New Jersey-based ring discovered the processing of more than 1,000 wagers, exceeding $1.7 million, on professional and college sports, mostly football and baseball. He declined to identify the NHL players who made wagers.

Authorities said Tocchet and state police Trooper James J. Harney were partners in the operation, with the ex-NHL forward providing the financing.

A message left with the Coyotes' media office in Arizona was not immediately returned. The Coyotes were home Tuesday night against Chicago.

Tocchet, one of three associate coaches on the Coyotes' staff, took over the head coaching duties for 10 days in December while Wayne Gretzky was away to be with his dying mother.


The 41-year-old Tocchet played 18 years with six teams, including three seasons with the Coyotes from 1997-2000. He is one of only two players in NHL history to collect 400 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes during his career.


The 40-year-old Harney was arrested Monday. The eight-year police veteran was charged in an arrest warrant with official misconduct, promoting gambling, money laundering and conspiracy. Another man accused of taking bets is James A. Ulmer, 40, who was charged with promoting gambling, money laundering and conspiracy.


Both men were free on bail. They are expected to be arraigned within two weeks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on February 07, 2006, 04:31:55 PM
I wonder if Roenick is one of them? Remember his tout service stuff from 2003?

channel 6 says it's wayne gretzki's wife....and mark rechhi

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=3883497

 :deion
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 07, 2006, 04:33:34 PM
gretz is mos def involved...him and tocchet are like bark and tree
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 07, 2006, 04:59:13 PM
If Pete Rose can be held out of the HoF, then...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 07, 2006, 05:49:30 PM
These are sad, sad days for Blues fans....

That's why they're called the "Blues." 

Oh snap! 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on February 07, 2006, 06:11:01 PM
If Pete Rose can be held out of the HoF, then...

They should kick Gretzky out. How farging awesome would that be?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on February 07, 2006, 06:12:45 PM
That would actually rule. Canadians would suffer, I like it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 07, 2006, 07:13:35 PM
If Pete Rose can be held out of the HoF, then...

They should kick Gretzky out. How farging awesome would that be?

VERY VERY AWESOME.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on February 07, 2006, 07:50:19 PM
It would completely destroy the sport, which would suck a lot of ass, but to see any smug ass celebrity get knocked a few dozen pegs is always enjoyable.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 07, 2006, 08:08:49 PM
Plus, it would really tear apart the Coyotes.  They're a big rival of the Flyers.  RIVAL, I SAY!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on February 07, 2006, 08:26:32 PM
Die Brian Boucher!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on February 07, 2006, 08:27:59 PM
In actual hockey-related news, former Flyer Jon Sim is having a big night.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 09, 2006, 01:02:32 PM
Report: Gretzky knew about gambling ring
Police say ex-star talked about operation on wiretaps, wife bet $500,000

NBCSports.com news services
Updated: 1:00 p.m. ET Feb. 9, 2006


“The Great One” suddenly isn’t looking so great.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger on Thursday, Wayne Gretzky was caught by state wiretaps talking about the multimillion-dollar gambling ring allegedly helped run by his friend and Phoenix Coyotes assistant Rick Tocchet.

Gretzky, the NHL’s all-time scoring leader and the Coyotes’ coach, denied any knowledge of the ring on Tuesday.

But law enforcement sources told the Star-Ledger that the Hall of Famer spoke about the ring, and that investigators are looking into whether he placed any wagers through his wife, actress Janet Jones.

According to the newspaper, Jones waged $500,000 on sporting events during the past six weeks, including $75,000 on last week’s Super Bowl.  Authorities are considering whether to issue a subpoena ordering Gretzky to testify before a state grand jury, sources told the paper.

The New Jersey State Police’s organized crime bureau began an investigation in October called “Operation Slap Shot,” which uncovered information that Trooper James J. Harney, an eight-year veteran, was a partner in a bookmaking ring that in a 40-day period processed more than 1,000 wagers exceeding $1.7 million on professional and collegiate sporting events.

Tocchet was identified as Harney’s alleged partner and financier, and was charged with promoting gambling, money laundering and conspiracy.  On Wednesday, he requested and received a leave of absence from his coaching duties with the Coyotes after meeting with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

“The reality is, I’m not involved, I wasn’t involved and I’m not going to be involved,” Gretzky said Tuesday night.  “Am I concerned for both of them (Tocchet and Jones)?  Sure there’s concern for me.  I’m more worried about them than me.”

The former All-Star player who became Gretzky’s top assistant on the Coyotes’ coaching staff was given an indefinite leave of absence Wednesday night by commissioner Gary Bettman. Tocchet’s departure came a day after he was accused of financing a nationwide gambling operation that took bets from about a half-dozen current players.

Tocchet met with Bettman and requested the leave, the NHL said. Terms of the leave include Tocchet being prohibited from communicating with NHL and team personnel for the length of his departure. Also, he’ll need Bettman’s consent before he can return, and the commissioner can change the terms of the leave at any time.

“We view the charges against Mr. Tocchet in the most serious terms,” Bettman said in a statement. “We have pledged our full cooperation to the New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

“While we are conducting our own investigation, we have made clear to the law enforcement authorities in New Jersey that we will do nothing to interfere with their ongoing investigation.”

The NHL hired former federal prosecutor Robert J. Cleary, who headed the Unabomber case, to investigate Tocchet.

Tocchet came to the meeting with his new attorney, Kevin Marino, who called the pending charges against his client “false and irresponsible.”

In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Marino criticized State Police for speaking so extensively to the media.

“I have never been involved in a case where the prosecution has engaged in such inappropriate conduct in terms of making investigators available to the press, appearing on nationally syndicated television,” Marino said. “It’s improper, it’s unwarranted and I will not tolerate it.”

“We are not going to try this case in the press and we’re not going to let them either,” he said.

At his Wednesday meeting with the NHL, Tocchet wasn’t prepared to respond to specific questions about the allegations, the NHL said.

New Jersey authorities told the NHL on Wednesday that nothing has come to their attention that indicates the gambling activities relate in any way to league games. None of the players were identified in the complaint.

“While there is speculation as to which other NHL personnel may have been involved in this matter, we continue to await guidance in that regard from the New Jersey law enforcement authorities,” Bettman said.

State police Col. Rick Fuentes said an investigation into the New Jersey-based ring discovered the processing of more than 1,000 wagers, exceeding $1.7 million, on professional and college sports, mostly football and basketball.

Pittsburgh’s Mark Recchi, a former teammate of Tocchet’s, forced a Philadelphia TV station to retract a story on its Web site that said he was connected to the ring. He and John LeClair, another Penguins player and past member of the Flyers, hired a lawyer to potentially sue the station and other media outlets.

“Mark Recchi and John LeClair categorically deny any wrongdoing and are outraged that their names have been associated with the Operation Slap Shot investigation,” attorney Bob Del Greco said. “While each has maintained a personal and business relationship with their friend and former teammate Rick Tocchet, neither have any involvement whatsoever in any gambling operation.”

Recchi and LeClair said they haven’t been contacted by authorities and don’t expect to be.

The NHL Players’ Association posted a message on a secure Web site Wednesday advising any players who are contacted by law enforcement authorities — or even the league itself — to contact their lawyer “before talking to anyone,” the Toronto Star reported.

New Jersey State Police Lt. Gerald Lewis said police investigators will interview other hockey players to get a sense of the scope of the gambling ring and to determine whether others should be charged.

Lewis would not say which players might be interviewed.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 09, 2006, 01:07:51 PM
It sounds like Gretsky is fully prepared to throw his wife under the bus to save his good name.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on February 09, 2006, 01:10:45 PM
i'd be like, "Hey, you're sweet and all, but I'm farging Wayne Gretsky bitch"
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on February 09, 2006, 01:17:00 PM
Burn hockey. Burn.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 09, 2006, 01:18:02 PM
She's hot, but he's about due for a trade-in to a younger model anyway.  This could work out for him really well.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 09, 2006, 01:22:45 PM
she was hot in 88

in fact she was the ultimate 80's chick...she coulda been in valley girl...better off dead...top secret or one of many 80's movies and been perfect

however she has aged horribly
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on February 09, 2006, 01:23:30 PM
wayne could probably farg any canadian girl he wants, and probably has. ditch the used to be hot wife and bang some eskimos.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 09, 2006, 01:50:04 PM
Thems inuit chicks like to get down.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on February 09, 2006, 09:35:21 PM
That would actually rule. Canadians would suffer, I like it.

It's the top CBC story (http://www.cbc.ca/story/sports/national/2006/02/09/Sports/tocchet_latest060209.html) tonight.

Quote
Contacted by a Canadian Press Olympic reporter calling from Turin, Italy, on Thursday, Roenick had no comment other than: "Bring me home some cannoli."

Green wouldn't talk about whether he has been interviewed by investigators, telling the Boston Globe that Tocchet "is a friend of mine, but I have no comment about it. I have no comment on that situation."

Ex-Flyers John LeClair and Mark Recchi, who were initially linked to the controversy (Recchi was named in a report on a Philadelphia news website), have strongly denied involvement and demanded a retraction and apology. The hockey stars also threatened to sue if their names were not cleared by those who published the report.

"Mark Recchi and John LeClair categorically deny any wrongdoing and are outraged that their names have been associated with the Operation Slap Shot investigation," attorney Bob Del Greco said. "While each has maintained a personal and business relationship with their friend and former teammate Rick Tocchet, neither have any involvement whatsoever in any gambling operation."

The Philadelphia site, run by ABC TV affiliate WPVI, pulled the Recchi story and issued an apology.

Recchi and LeClair said they haven't been contacted by authorities and don't expect to be.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on February 15, 2006, 12:42:42 PM
it's already started, ha!

Quote
Goaltender Dominik Hasek suffered a leg injury in the game between the Czech Republic and Germany Wednesday at the Olympics.

Hasek, one of the NHL's top goaltenders for years, grimaced in pain as he spread his legs to stop a shot during a German power play about six minutes into the game. He didn't face another shot for the next few minutes, but left the ice when play stopped 9:25 into the period.

After consulting briefly on the bench with the Czech coaches, Hasek was taken to a locker-room to be examined by physicians. He returned to the bench area late in the period, a towel draped around his neck.

Hasek, the hero of the 1998 Olympics, has been troubled by groin injuries in recent years but has played 43 games this season.

He was replaced by Nashville Predators goaltender Tomas Vokoun, who surrendered the first goal of the game to Tino Boos late in the first period.

 

It has not been a memorable start to the Winter Games for Hasek. The Ottawa Senators netminder arrived in Italy Monday to find that his equipment had been lost by the airline en route to the Games. He was forced to borrow some equipment from former Buffalo Sabres goaltender coach Jim Corsi, who is working with the Italian national team.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on March 24, 2006, 01:24:58 PM
St. Louis Blues FINALLY Sold (http://www.stlouisblues.com/index.html)

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Bill And Nancy Lurie To Sell Blues, Savvis Center To Dave Checketts, Sports Capital Partners & TowerBrook Capital Partners

ST. LOUIS - Bill and Nancy Lurie, the owners of the St. Louis Blues and Savvis Center since September 1999, today announced they have agreed to sell the hockey club and arena operating lease to Dave Checketts, Sports Capital Partners (SCP) and TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P. Terms will not be disclosed.

The sale announcement was made jointly by Bill Lurie, Checketts and Mark Sauer, the president and CEO of the Blues and Savvis Center, during a news conference at Savvis Center. The Luries said the transfer of the Blues and Savvis Center lease to Checketts, Sports Capital Partners and TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P., will be subject to a formal closing expected in approximately two months. The sale will be subject to approval by the National Hockey League Board of Governors. The closing of the sale and Board of Governors approval are both expected.

WOO-HOOO!    :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on March 24, 2006, 01:50:30 PM
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After 25 straight postseason appearances -- the longest streak in the four major pro team sports -- the Blues officially were eliminated from playoff contention this week and, with 51 points, are tied with Chicago for the second-worst record in the NHL.

Talk about an exercise in futility. 25 year playoff run with no championship. That's gotta be frustrating...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 24, 2006, 01:51:26 PM
So the Lurie's are selling the Blues.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on March 24, 2006, 01:54:27 PM
Quote
After 25 straight postseason appearances -- the longest streak in the four major pro team sports -- the Blues officially were eliminated from playoff contention this week and, with 51 points, are tied with Chicago for the second-worst record in the NHL.

Talk about an exercise in futility. 25 year playoff run with no championship. That's gotta be frustrating...

almost as bad as living in a city with 4 major professional teams and not having a championship since 1982
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on March 24, 2006, 01:59:03 PM
My two favorite sports teams -- Eagles and Blues.

Talk about an exercise in not killing yourself......
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 24, 2006, 03:07:01 PM
Try rooting for the Phillies.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 24, 2006, 03:35:53 PM
Try rooting for the Phillies.

Phillies + Eagles + Flyers =  :'(
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 24, 2006, 03:48:13 PM
+ Sixers =  :-D :boom
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 24, 2006, 03:59:09 PM
Good lord, this is an awful sports town.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on March 26, 2006, 09:26:23 AM
JR broke his ankle last night.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on March 26, 2006, 01:47:48 PM
8 goals, 10 assists, -7 rating

He's a fun personality, but he has nothing left....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 26, 2006, 01:51:05 PM
He'll be a Flyer again in 2 years, count on it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 03, 2006, 10:40:23 AM
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LINDROS DONE WITH THE LEAFS?

TORONTO SUN: Lance Hornby reported yesterday injured Maple Leafs forward Eric Lindros doesn't know if he fits into the club's future plans. There may also be some bad blood between Lindros and the Leafs, as his father took the club's medical staff to task over how they treated his son's wrist injury, which eventually ended his season.

Spector's Note: I think the odds are against Lindros returning to the Leafs. His injury history works against him, so unless he's willing to accept as much or less money than he received this season, he'll likely be moving on.

Good ole Carl.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 03, 2006, 12:16:27 PM
what a bitch. i hope that cheap shot artist darcy tucker takes him out in the locker room or something.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: GoRahGeorge on April 12, 2006, 04:23:35 PM
If the Broadway Blueshirts were a sitcom, Phanatic, they would probably be the first sitcom on OLN.

And if it weren't for Texas, there'd be no New York Rangers.

I hope some Ranger fan reads that!

Erin Go Rah!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 18, 2006, 12:21:50 AM
-- Crosby reached 100 pts

-- Atlanta was eliminated, giving Montreal and Tampa Bay the final 2 spots

-- The Western Conference matchups are now set:
1 Detroit vs 8 Edmonton
2 Dallas vs 7 Colorado
3 Calgary vs 6 Anaheim
4 Nashville vs 5 San Jose
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 20, 2006, 12:07:08 PM
hehe (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2415296)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 20, 2006, 12:09:56 PM
eight games over .500 gets you fired in the nhl meanwhile in the nba three teams at .500 or below made the playoffs
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on April 20, 2006, 12:11:00 PM
he's like a, slightly less lucky version of Dick Vermeil.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 20, 2006, 12:11:04 PM
hehe (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2415296)

Quote
A slimmer and healthier looking Quinn kept on leading to the Leafs to winning seasons. The set club records for points (103) and road wins (23) in 2003-04 but the Leafs lost in the second round to Philadelphia.

That series totally blew the Flyers wad and left them useless vs. Tampa Bay, right?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 20, 2006, 12:13:02 PM
ottawa in 03
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 20, 2006, 02:04:45 PM
Congrats, Demon...

Blues get top pick in the draft (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2415380)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 20, 2006, 04:06:06 PM
It'll be the 4th top-2 pick in the last four drafts for the Penguins, and they had the #5 overall pick in 2002.  A brutal run, but they're stocking up on talent...

BTW, the #1 pick will probably be USA center Phil Kessel...

(http://www.uscho.com/images/colorscans/20042005/usa_kessel.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on April 20, 2006, 04:29:43 PM
Congrats, Demon...

Blues get top pick in the draft (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2415380)

From 25 straight years in the playoffs to the number 1 pick in the draft.  Brutal year...

I would guess that Kessel, Jonathan Toews, or Erik Johnson will be #1, 2, and 3...   The Blues better draft Kessel, but Toews isn't far behind.  Knowing Larry Pleau (if he is still around on draft day), he'll take Johnson because he loves him defense players.  Ass.

Get Kessel!

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 22, 2006, 05:55:20 PM
Devils won 6-1 (5 PPG) and Jagr left the game late hunched over in pain.  He tried to hit Elias in the head with a forearm and may have dislocated his shoulder instead...  :-D

Also, the Avalanche upset the Stars 5-2...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on April 22, 2006, 06:04:44 PM
That game was unwatchable.  If they call this many penalties in the Flyers-Sabres series, Philly will be in trouble.   :boo
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 23, 2006, 10:06:19 PM
Detroit, Ottawa and Nashville all lost at home today, and Calgary is losing after the 1st period.  Could all of the series be 1-1 after 2 games?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 24, 2006, 06:00:34 AM
Detroit, Ottawa and Nashville all lost at home today, and Calgary is losing after the 1st period.  Could all of the series be 1-1 after 2 games?

We'd better darn well hope so!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on April 24, 2006, 03:10:52 PM
Devils won 6-1 (5 PPG) and Jagr left the game late hunched over in pain.  He tried to hit Elias in the head with a forearm and may have dislocated his shoulder instead...  :-D

Also, the Avalanche upset the Stars 5-2...

:-D    Puffnuts strikes again!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 24, 2006, 03:20:01 PM
Jagr is out for game 2, and Weekes will be in net.  Ha!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 25, 2006, 12:23:51 AM
The Devils go up 2-0 as expected, but both #2 seeds (Dallas and Carolina) are now down 0-2 going on the road after OT losses...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 25, 2006, 08:52:31 AM
I was hoping there might eventually be a Canes/Flyers series.  I had an in for tickets at the RBC Center.

Oh well.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 25, 2006, 11:47:03 PM
Ottawa put up 8 on Tampa Bay in their own building....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 29, 2006, 05:59:04 PM
Goodbye Rangers.  Thanks for showing up....  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 29, 2006, 06:09:31 PM
we get the devils if montreal upsets carolina.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 29, 2006, 06:53:45 PM
Edmonton up 3-2 on Detroit and going back home  :o
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 29, 2006, 10:51:25 PM
Ottawa won 3-2.  Tampa Bay is done....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 30, 2006, 10:07:59 AM
Ottawa won 3-2.  Tampa Bay is done....

Good. Flyers owned Ottawa this year.

LMFAO at the Rangers. Welcome back to the playoffs....now get the farg out.

I'd LOVE to see the Oil win that series.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 30, 2006, 05:54:40 PM
Colorado eliminated Dallas in OT.  The #7 beats the #2....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 30, 2006, 11:09:36 PM
Carolina is now up 3-2 in their series

San Jose eliminated Nashville in 5
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 01, 2006, 10:55:45 PM
The Red Wings were eliminated! :-D

The West now has the #5, #7 and #8 advancing...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on May 01, 2006, 11:05:35 PM
The Red Wings were eliminated! :-D

The West now has the #5, #7 and #8 advancing...

The Devils are going to win the Cup, just watch. fargers.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 01, 2006, 11:09:24 PM
these ratings will soar!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 05, 2006, 10:08:13 PM
Buffalo scores with 10 seconds left to force OT, then wins it less than 20 seconds into OT.....7-6  >:(
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 05, 2006, 10:19:04 PM
They got so lucky. Ottawa wins in 5.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on May 06, 2006, 10:32:52 AM
yeah those lucky 7 goals
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 06, 2006, 03:00:45 PM
Sounds like you didn't watch the game.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 06, 2006, 04:29:06 PM
Damn, the Devils were flying full speed ahead, but ran into a wall. They are getting dominated today.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 06, 2006, 04:58:44 PM
MARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR-TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHN!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 08, 2006, 10:32:32 PM
Buffalo wins again to go up 2-0 heading home...

Meanwhile, the Devils score with 20 seconds left to go up 2-1....then Carolina scores with 3 seconds left to force OT....  :o
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on May 09, 2006, 08:05:47 AM
who won?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 09, 2006, 08:10:02 AM
who won?

Canes 3, Los Diablos 2 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/recap;_ylt=AuT6N.IBUsemH_VN8Q7uEuF7vLYF?gid=2006050807)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on May 09, 2006, 08:13:00 AM
good...farg the devils
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 09, 2006, 08:19:21 AM
tim connelly got put to sleep last night on an umberger type hit...karma is a bitch....of course unlike the flyers buffalo actually rallied and won the game
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 09, 2006, 06:01:39 PM
Sens in 6.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 10, 2006, 12:09:19 AM
Anaheim up 3-0.  Say goodnight, Denver...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 10, 2006, 10:15:42 PM
Sens in 7

Looks like the Devils might get swept. So much for that "Devils will win the Cup" prediction by SD, eh?  ;)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 10, 2006, 10:25:09 PM
Carolina up 3-0
Buffalo up 3-0
Anaheim up 3-0
San Jose up 2-0 and playing tonight

None of these teams has won a Cup...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on May 10, 2006, 10:45:46 PM
Sens in 7

Looks like the Devils might get swept. So much for that "Devils will win the Cup" prediction by SD, eh?  ;)

Trust me on this, there's no one that will be happier than me if they do get swept.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 11, 2006, 12:27:23 AM
The ratings are soaring
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 11, 2006, 04:04:41 AM
The Oilers won in 3OT. Great game. I think the only team that isn't winless in the NHL playoffs right now.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on May 11, 2006, 11:15:03 AM
The Oilers won in 3OT. Great game. I think the only team that isn't winless in the NHL playoffs right now.

The only team that isn't winless?  That seems kind of impossible.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 11, 2006, 12:24:24 PM
The Oilers won in 3OT. Great game. I think the only team that isn't winless in the NHL playoffs right now.

The only team that isn't winless?  That seems kind of impossible.

 :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 11, 2006, 04:53:04 PM
The Sens, Devils, Avs all are down 3-0. If that isn't winless I don't know what is.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on May 11, 2006, 04:57:32 PM
how'd they get to the 2nd round again?  forfeits?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 11, 2006, 05:13:22 PM
Just stop. You know what I meant.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on May 11, 2006, 05:14:18 PM
yes.  i'm the one who should stop.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 11, 2006, 05:14:52 PM
I just... said that.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on May 11, 2006, 05:16:28 PM
did you?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 11, 2006, 05:39:54 PM
Anyway, back on topic. How good is that Toskala? He's been playing lights out in the playoffs. Lets up few rebounds too. He just engulfs the puck.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on May 11, 2006, 05:48:47 PM
About 300 x's better than Esche
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 11, 2006, 06:39:24 PM
Which would make him in turn 900 times better than Luongo 1,800 times better than Brodeur and 3,600 times better than Ryan Miller.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on May 11, 2006, 06:44:39 PM
And would make you on crack.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 11, 2006, 07:04:16 PM
Ok, ok, I'll give you Brodeur is better than Esche, but not Luongo and definitely not Miller - who is the worst goalie that made the playoffs this year behind Turco.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 12, 2006, 10:28:12 AM
im not saying barry melrose is the end all...but they asked him the other day after broduer got routed in carolina if he would still be his first choice to start and win one game...he said yes...

then they asked him who would be your second choice and he said roberto luongo
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on May 12, 2006, 11:34:24 AM
I've been following the Oilers-Sharks series -- it's been brutal!   :yay

That Pronger kid is pretty good.  I think the Blues should try to trade for him in the off-season.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 17, 2006, 11:58:25 PM
#2 Carolina vs #4 Buffalo
#6 Anaheim vs #8 Edmonton

meh
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 23, 2006, 09:37:31 AM
happy victoria day to my canadian peoples
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 23, 2006, 03:36:22 PM
i had no clue they were still playing this sport
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 24, 2006, 10:39:42 AM
Looks like the #8 seed Edmonton is going to the Stanley Cup finals.  They'll now have as many finals appearances as the Flyers in the last 15 years....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 24, 2006, 11:38:10 AM
the first two games of the oilers series got a .4 on oln...and a 1 share in LA

thats even bad for hockey
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 24, 2006, 11:53:04 AM
The "new NHL" sucks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: reese125 on May 24, 2006, 12:01:43 PM
couldnt agree more
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 24, 2006, 12:44:09 PM
The Oilers are farging unstoppable. I think they won 7 straight playoff games. Roloson is insane.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 24, 2006, 12:44:46 PM
The Oilers are farging unstoppable. I think they won 7 straight playoff games. Roloson is insane.

Obviously, he's on the juice.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on May 24, 2006, 01:00:50 PM
normally i'd be watching hockey over basketball but the nba playofs have been so good i haven't seen a hockey game in like 2 weeks
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 24, 2006, 01:21:36 PM
does anyone outside of the competing cities and canada care?

no.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 28, 2006, 09:57:13 AM
A nightmare scenario is developing for the NHL right now.

They face the prospect of...

Edmonton vs. Carolina

or

Edmonton vs. Buffalo

as their marquee Finals match-up.


 :paranoid


The ratings for either series could be so tiny that re-runs of "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" could beat them.

 :-D


Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 28, 2006, 08:08:21 PM
The NHL's back on? 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 28, 2006, 10:37:04 PM
Carolina just won in OT to take a 3-2 lead in the series...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 01, 2006, 10:05:01 PM
Carolina is about to go to the Stanley Cup Finals...

that's twice since the Flyers have last been there.  super duper.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 01, 2006, 10:06:00 PM
hockey is still on? who the hell is running this league? why is there a cold weather sport still being played in june?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 01, 2006, 10:10:07 PM
If Esche was on the Sabres, Buffalo sweeps this series.

Too bad they have Ryan Miller.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on June 01, 2006, 10:13:31 PM
Carolina is about to go to the Stanley Cup Finals...

that's twice since the Flyers have last been there.  super duper.

Mark Recchi, Rod Brind'Amour, and Justin Williams send thier love
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 01, 2006, 10:38:43 PM
Williams has done very little, but Brindamour, and Recchi have really played well.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 01, 2006, 10:56:34 PM
Williams has done very little, but Brindamour, and Recchi have really played well.

He did score the 4th goal that put the game away, as well as setting up the game-winner for Brind'Amour.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 01, 2006, 11:29:52 PM
I didn't watch tonight, my cable went out because of this storm.

But in the playoffs as a whole I meant. Williams is ok, but I definitely don't regret getting rid of him. He's nothing special.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 02, 2006, 12:53:37 AM
I didn't watch tonight, my cable went out because of this storm.

But in the playoffs as a whole I meant. Williams is ok, but I definitely don't regret getting rid of him. He's nothing special.

31 goals and 76 points this season.  5 goals and 14 points in the playoffs.

Only Simon Gagne (47) and Mike Knuble (34) scored more goals.

Only Gagne (79) scored more points.

If the Flyers had kept Markov, I'd tend to agree.  Since they didn't, and have little to show for Williams, it was a loss that hurt.

Think the Flyers could have used some of that offense against Buffalo?

EDIT:  Miscalculated the number of points Williams had last night.  Fixed in bold above.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 02, 2006, 02:22:08 AM
Sure, but Williams is on better team that benefits from better puck movement, speed, and players. I think if you put him here he would revert back to his old self. He fits well there, I don't know if he'd be good here. It's possible, but when he was here he was a disappointment. Sure I'd take him back I guess. I mean, it couldn't hurt even if he did play like the Williams of old.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 02, 2006, 08:17:14 AM
Naturally, the Flyers are plenty good and don't need any these losers that actually score important goals.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 02, 2006, 09:03:57 AM
Naturally, the Flyers are plenty good and don't need any these losers than actually score important goals.

It's all Esche's fault.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 05, 2006, 11:20:10 PM
Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 = Fantastic!

Both of those teams left everything on the ice.  Great offense, great defenses and (considering the final score) great goaltending.  Ward made some breath-taking saves.



Tough break for Edmonton to lose Roloson.  From what MacTavish said, he's likely done for the series.  That was one nasty play that he got hurt on.



Don't care if no one else watches this series on TV- if the rest of the games go like this one, it will be one of the classic Stanley Cup Finals ever, and probably go all seven.  And because of @*#*(@#&@*( Bettman, fewer will see it than at any time in the past 30+ years.

Can anyone say Rod Brind'Amour = Conn Smythe?

And I can see my signed Brind'Amour #17 Flyers sweater from here...  :'(
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 05, 2006, 11:39:50 PM
Roloson out for the series? No way. Didn't look bad at all. He got crashed into, but nothing looked torn or broken. I didn't see his leg get bent awkwardly or his hand get bent awkwardly. I thought he just got the wind knocked out of him. Unless there was something I didn't see.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 05, 2006, 11:52:56 PM
Roloson out for the series? No way. Didn't look bad at all. He got crashed into, but nothing looked torn or broken. I didn't see his leg get bent awkwardly or his hand get bent awkwardly. I thought he just got the wind knocked out of him. Unless there was something I didn't see.

Knee injury.  According to MacTavish, it looked "like Hasek's."  The PR guys for Edmonton are keeping mum, but MacTavish was saying that one of the backups would start Game 2.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 06, 2006, 12:08:24 AM
That's terrible. I feel bad for Roloson, he's been playing great.

Plus I made a bet with my friend barring injury that the Oilers would win. He gave me chance to get out of it tonight and I didn't take it. I'm sticking with them Oilers. Conklin for the win!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 06, 2006, 08:01:31 AM
If the Canes don't win the Cup, it will be one of the all-time biggest chokes.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 06, 2006, 02:59:21 PM
I have to agree.  With Roloson in net, I liked the  Oilers to take this one.  Now with him out (MacTavish said last night he's not coming back), I can't see Conklin and backup-guy handling the pressure. 

Last night was fantastic.  I don't care who is playing, playoff hockey is the best thing on TV, and the Stanley Cup round takes it up another notch.

And, my boy Pronger made histroy last night.  Too bad it didn't help the Oil win it all.

GO OIL!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 06, 2006, 03:04:45 PM
agreed, i've kind of fallen off hockey a little bit because the nba playoffs have been so good this year, but that last night might have been the best and most exciting non-flyers playoff game I've ever seen.

as much as i normally dislike any southern hockey team, i think i'm rooting for the canes simply because of brindamour.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 06, 2006, 03:06:33 PM

Knee injury.  According to MacTavish, it looked "like Hasek's."

I belive he said like Radek's, as in Dvorak.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 06, 2006, 03:09:52 PM

Knee injury.  According to MacTavish, it looked "like Hasek's."

I belive he said like Radek's, as in Dvorak.

Could be, I have a hard time distinguishing that damned Canadian accent.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on June 06, 2006, 03:11:17 PM
Plus I made a bet with my friend barring injury that the Oilers would win.

what a Hoyda bet
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phillymic2000 on June 06, 2006, 03:29:34 PM
Plus I made a bet with my friend barring injury that the Oilers would win.

Yep that sounds just like all your predictions, everything has a catch or an out. Did you bet a girl?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 06, 2006, 03:40:01 PM
It was mutually agreed upon. I'm not the one who proposed the injury out to be honest.

Doesn't matter anyway, I didn't take it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Yeti on June 06, 2006, 03:51:48 PM
I hate Southern teams.  But if Williams, BrindAmour and Recchi win a Stanley Cup it's kinda like the Flyers winning it.  Isn't it? 

Isn't it?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 06, 2006, 03:53:16 PM
No, it's only a harsher reminder that they didn't.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on June 06, 2006, 04:14:20 PM
Certainly looks like the Flyers have officially lost the BrindAmour Primeau trade.  :sly

Good to see Rod out there doing well though. One of my favorite players.

I like the new look of the NHL. Not much time spent in the neutral zone and lots of transition. With the clutching and grabbing out of the game there was plenty of open ice hitting. I might have to keep my eye on OLN next year.

Anyone else think the name change from OLN to Versus is stoopid?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 06, 2006, 05:50:57 PM
Anyone else think the name change from OLN to Versus is stoopid?

I hadn't heard that.  But now that you mention it, it certainly is.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 06, 2006, 06:06:14 PM
Anyone else think the name change from OLN to Versus is stoopid?

I hadn't heard that.  But now that you mention it, it certainly is.

Watch any of the SC Finals games that are on OLN.  During one of the intermissions (usually the 2nd, I believe), Bill Clement does a long presentation on the name change.

They could have found a better name.

To butcher a phrase:  "Versus, foiled again!"

(http://hostilewitness.com/images/snidely-whiplash.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2006, 01:20:20 PM
Quote
OLN averaged 611,000 households for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday. That's fewer households than ESPN2 drew for an Arizona-Northwestern college women's softball game Monday night. It is 39% fewer households than ESPN drew for the Stanley Cup series opener two years ago.

Bettman for president.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 07, 2006, 01:22:25 PM
Allowing OLN to win the bid for NHL hockey was a massive mistake.  No one just happens to surf and check out what's on OLN, and that's the audience hockey needs to get to make money ever again.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 07, 2006, 01:26:19 PM
very true, it's like channel 64 on my cable, smushed in between some public access stations and a few home shopping networks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 07, 2006, 01:31:07 PM
Yep, and on DirecTV, it's #608 - nowhere near the bulk of the channels, which are in the 200's and early 300's.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2006, 01:33:15 PM
not to mention, you have to have comcast to get it. while comcast is the #1 cable distributer in america, over 30% of country (i think it may be closer to 40%) use other cable outlets. bettman has made one big mistake after another. he should have taken espns low ball offer just to stay recognizable. if espn had the sport, they would spend time covering it on sportscenter and obviously more people would be watching. also, the fact that 99% of the country cant name one player on either team playing the cup finals doesnt help things.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 07, 2006, 01:36:56 PM
the problem was they had not a single other taker...oln was chosen strictly because they had programming available...they dont even pay for the games

i was reading yesterday that game one got lower ratings than the xfl
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Diomedes on June 07, 2006, 01:42:13 PM
Hockey hasn't mattered since no one remembers when.  It's dead.  Good riddance.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2006, 01:47:06 PM
the problem was they had not a single other taker...oln was chosen strictly because they had programming available...they dont even pay for the games

i was reading yesterday that game one got lower ratings than the xfl

espn offered, but probably for less money. oln was for the most money and nhl probably spun themselves into thinking being tied in with comcast would be somehow beneficial. the nbc ratings are about on par with what abc had been getting, maybe a tiny bit lower. but nothing to the extent that oln has vs. what espn got. less than 1 million people watching the cup finals? thats just atroscious and rally embarassing. the sport is really dead.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 07, 2006, 01:51:00 PM
the ratings may be bad, but they exceeded their projections in revenue.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 07, 2006, 01:55:10 PM
espn offered, but probably for less money

it couldnt have been for less money because oln isnt paying for it

oln gave the airtime in exchange for the games...there was no money exchanged
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 07, 2006, 01:57:47 PM
that's NBC your thinking of... OLN most certainly paid for it
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 07, 2006, 02:01:40 PM
i believe comcast paid a fee to get it on its cable system so to promote oln...but oln as a network did not pay as nbc or espn would have in order to make money off advertising and turn a profit

it basically was a minimal amount about 50 million??...also the nhl actually gets a piece of the ad revenue

in essence no one paid for anything...comcast got the package to promote oln and the nhl got airtime for its sport
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2006, 02:02:42 PM
Unless a team in a major northeastern market is playing in the Finals, no one is going to give a shtein about the NHL at this point.

Seriously... the NHL Governors probably had to have all the steak knives in the executive dining room hidden after Edmonton & Carolina reached the Finals.

Just disasterous for the NHL but that's what you get for having professional teams in tiny markets.

PS: LOLOL @ SunMo's new screen name.  That's great, man.   :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 07, 2006, 02:04:23 PM
Go Canes!  (not)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 07, 2006, 02:05:03 PM
i believe comcast paid a fee to get it on its cable system so to promote oln...but oln as a network did not pay as nbc or espn would have in order to make money off advertising and turn a profit

it basically was a minimal amount about 50 million??...also the nhl actually gets a piece of the ad revenue

in essence no one paid for anything...comcast got the package to promote oln and the nhl got airtime for its sport

NBC and the NHL's deal is strictly revenue sharing.  any monies made through sold advertising or what not are divided between the two.


thanks rome
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on June 07, 2006, 02:09:32 PM
the ratings may be bad, but they exceeded their projections in revenue.

$1
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on June 07, 2006, 02:12:28 PM
monies

i hate the word monies.

and i get to hear it every friggin day working in the financial industry.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 07, 2006, 02:18:18 PM
i've always liked that word, i so rarely get to use it in a sentence.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 07, 2006, 02:21:12 PM
gimme my monies, bitch.

that is fun, i don't ever get to say it either.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on June 07, 2006, 03:45:06 PM
Devil is in the details...

Quote
The three-year, $207.5 million NHL contract has a clause under which the league will be paid $15 million if OLN signs another major sports property, according to a league official, a sort of bonus for helping OLN along in its metamorphosis.

There’s also a penalty clause if OLN does not make a sizable jump in its distribution, currently in 64 million out of 90 million U.S. cable homes


http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.feature&featureId=1694

Quote
OLN President Gavin Harvey predicted OLN’s hockey ratings eventually will be “comparable” to ESPN’s, a 0.47 during the last NHL season

 :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 07, 2006, 08:35:43 PM
Hockey hasn't mattered since no one remembers when. It's dead. Good riddance.

Wrong thread.  Ass. (http://www.concretefield.com/forum/index.php?topic=17788.0)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 07, 2006, 10:28:22 PM
Well, Game 2 didn't live up to the standard Game 1 set.  Roloson's injury really effed them up.  I still think Canes in 5.  Although I want my boy Pronger to hoist the Cup.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 07, 2006, 10:32:00 PM
Well, Game 2 didn't live up to the standard Game 1 set.  Roloson's injury really effed them up.  I still think Canes in 5.  Although I want my boy Pronger to hoist the Cup.

Edmonton's goalie wasn't stellar, but he was hung out to dry on most of those goals.  Edmonton just did not come to play tonight- disappointing.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 07, 2006, 10:35:59 PM
10 power plays!  :o
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 07, 2006, 10:41:45 PM
Markkanen played very well. He's the only one who showed up. How could you not score a goal? Ouch.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 07, 2006, 11:54:15 PM
Think FF's out buying his 'Canes sweater tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 08, 2006, 01:08:46 AM
Islanders news: Neil Smith is the new GM and Ted Nolan is getting another chance as a head coach
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 08, 2006, 08:14:56 AM
Think FF's out buying his 'Canes sweater tomorrow?

I hate you, and no freaking way.  The closer they get to the inevitable Cup, the more I find myself rooting for the impossible and for the Oilers to pull it out.  I hate all the farging "fans" down here - all of them just recently added flags to their cars and shirts to their wardrobe and finally learned the names of 5 actual players on the team, yet they are die-hard CANIACS1  It's just like when the farging Panthers farging got to the farging Super Bowl, and all these iceholes that really were rooting for the skins or Cowtards all-of-the-sudden were donning their "Cats" gear and singing the praises of Jake Delhomme.  All the "fans" of North Carolina "professional" sports can go farg themselves with a farging NCAA-regulation basketball, because that's the only real sport that's played here.  Goddamnit.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 08, 2006, 08:21:03 AM
Go Canes.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 08, 2006, 08:22:45 AM
You're cruisin' for a bruisin', mister.  Why I oughta...!!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 08, 2006, 08:27:58 AM
Nyuck nyuck nyuck
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: jeffreyjpa on June 08, 2006, 08:27:38 PM
Yeah, I feel for you FF...that's how the gay Dallas fans were the year the Stars won the Cup, too. No one went to games or had the faintest idea how hockey is played, but they reached the Cup finals and all of a sudden they were all Stars fans. Now, they're all Mavericks fans.

Gay Dallas fans...GAY.

I really wanted to see the Sabres knock out the Hurricanes, because I remember how the Panthers fans were three seasons ago, and Buffalo sports fans could use some love...I have close relatives who live in Greensboro who were transplanted Flyers fans, who are probably all Hurricane fans for the week. I'll excommunicate them if they claim Hurricane allegiance, since they sold about 1,500 tickets a game when they played at the Greensboro Coliseum for two seasons before moving to Raleigh.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 08, 2006, 08:41:05 PM
I hate you

Come on, FF, show me the love.  :-*

and no freaking way.  The closer they get to the inevitable Cup, the more I find myself rooting for the impossible and for the Oilers to pull it out.  I hate all the farging "fans" down here - all of them just recently added flags to their cars and shirts to their wardrobe and finally learned the names of 5 actual players on the team, yet they are die-hard CANIACS1  It's just like when the farging Panthers farging got to the farging Super Bowl, and all these iceholes that really were rooting for the skins or Cowtards all-of-the-sudden were donning their "Cats" gear and singing the praises of Jake Delhomme.  All the "fans" of North Carolina "professional" sports can go farg themselves with a farging NCAA-regulation basketball, because that's the only real sport that's played here.  Goddamnit.

What, you don't believe them when they tell you that they even followed the team when they were still the Hartford Whales?

Or that they love their new goalie, Cam Neely?

Or that they love their captain, Roddy Piper?

Or that they're excited that Jeff Gordon (#24) plays defense for the Canes?

All said, I am rooting for the Canes, for a few reasons:

1.  Rod Brind'Amour.  He's been my favorite NHL players since his Flyers days, and I've been following his career via Center Ice.  He's the only player whose sweater I own (have two Flyers sweaters without players).  I got it signed down here a few years ago (see #2) and it is displayed prominently in my family room.

2.  For the few years before the lockout, the Canes trained down here (Ft. Myers), so they've become sort of my 2nd team.  I catch their games when the Flyers aren't playing.

3.  Several former Flyers (Brind'Amour, Williams, Recchi).

4.  The Florida Everblades (ECHL) are Carolina's farm team, and RW Chad LaRose played for the Blades a few years ago.

5.  Bret Hedican is married to Michelle Kwan.  ;)

(http://actresses.pick2web.com/pics/340414/michellekwan.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 09, 2006, 01:33:58 PM
Sadly, I think tonight's game will set a record.

Quote
NEW YORK – The XFL hit a new low for prime-time programming. The national rating for the league's Week 7 broadcast on joint owner NBC was a 1.6, believed to be the lowest prime-time night among the big three networks in Nielsen Media Research history. It's also well below the worst-previous evening sports broadcast on NBC, ABC or CBS. That dubious distinction had been held by Game 3 of last season's Stanley Cup finals, which drew a 2.3 on ABC on June 3.

I'll be watching.  But I don't think it will hit a 1.6, which will make it the lowest prime-time night broadcast ever.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 09, 2006, 01:42:19 PM
Probably not. The saturday afternoon games pull in about a 1.3ish rating. Factor in that the game is now in primetime, and that number has to increase. Probably high 2's, low 1's area.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 09, 2006, 10:18:04 PM
The Canes can eat rjs's dog's snatch and they'll like it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 12, 2006, 10:56:50 PM
Carolina won 2-1 and takes a 3-1 lead back home.  This one's over....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 12, 2006, 10:59:09 PM
It looks like the two most undeserving teams are inching closer to championships.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 12, 2006, 11:11:10 PM
It looks like the two most undeserving teams are inching closer to championships.

How is Carolina not "deserving?"  They were the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference (just 1 point behind #1) and have now won 15 of the 16 necessary to claim Lord Stanley's Cup.  Who would have been "deserving" to you?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 12, 2006, 11:12:59 PM
A team that actually has a fan base. Like the Oilers.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 12, 2006, 11:17:29 PM
A team that actually has a fan base. Like the Oilers.


Hmmm... and all this time I thought that the players were the ones going for the championship.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 12, 2006, 11:22:50 PM
Seemingly, but the big picture applies here.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 12, 2006, 11:28:05 PM
Seemingly, but the big picture applies here.

Bull.  If it was about the "big picture," the Cup would be Montreal vs. Detroit every year, since they've been 1-2 in attendance every year since 2000-2001 at least (except this year, when Tampa snuck in at 2 and Detroit at 3).

You can whine about the fans being undeserving all you want, but the better team is about to win the Cup.  And to say the team is "undeserving," because of lack of a fanbase (which has ranged from 19th to 29th in the league, and was 21st this year), is a crock.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 12, 2006, 11:34:13 PM
I'll be honest. I'm a hater, that's why I don't find them deserving. I don't like the Canes, and to me they don't deserve shtein.

The Oilers are far more deserving IMO.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 12, 2006, 11:38:04 PM
Edmonton has won 5 times in their previous 6 finals.  Someone else can win for once...

BTW, the "undeserving" Southeast division has had every team except for Atlanta (who somehow hasn't made the playoffs yet) in the Finals in the last 10 seasons....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 12, 2006, 11:41:12 PM
I'll be honest. I'm a hater, that's why I don't find them deserving. I don't like the Canes, and to me they don't deserve shtein.

The Oilers are far more deserving IMO.

They deserve it so much they've lost 3 of 4 games.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 12, 2006, 11:41:24 PM
Aren't you sick of players not winning here and going to win other places? I am.

I never root for ex-Philly players. If they can't win here then I don't want them to go somewhere else and win. It just reinforces the theory that the town is cursed. If ex-Philly athletes start losing when they leave maybe they'll start winning when they actually play here instead of when they leave. We've got to reverse the curse.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 13, 2006, 12:24:07 AM
So you're rooting for Craig MacTavish?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 13, 2006, 09:41:24 AM
Aren't you sick of players not winning here and going to win other places? I am.

I never root for ex-Philly players. If they can't win here then I don't want them to go somewhere else and win. It just reinforces the theory that the town is cursed. If ex-Philly athletes start losing when they leave maybe they'll start winning when they actually play here instead of when they leave. We've got to reverse the curse.

Here are the NHL teams I would hate to see carry the Cup:

Rangers
Devils
Islanders
Capitals (to a lesser extent)

That's about it- the Flyers' main rivals. Other than that, I won't lose a blink of sleep over who wins.

And yes, I would like to see Brind'Amour win the Cup.  He's still one of my favorite players, even though he's no longer a Flyer.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 13, 2006, 10:35:58 AM
Aren't you sick of players not winning here and going to win other places? I am.

I never root for ex-Philly players. If they can't win here then I don't want them to go somewhere else and win. It just reinforces the theory that the town is cursed. If ex-Philly athletes start losing when they leave maybe they'll start winning when they actually play here instead of when they leave. We've got to reverse the curse.

The NHL ain't the NFL.  Every team is made up of ex-otherteam players.  The same exact arguement is occuring over at a Blues board I frequent.  And a few of the names you mention are the same ones mentioned over there. 

I've almost gotten to the point where I don't root for a team, but for individual players I like.  But then again, it was a tough year to be a Blues fan.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 13, 2006, 10:58:08 AM
Aren't you sick of players not winning here and going to win other places? I am.

I never root for ex-Philly players. If they can't win here then I don't want them to go somewhere else and win. It just reinforces the theory that the town is cursed. If ex-Philly athletes start losing when they leave maybe they'll start winning when they actually play here instead of when they leave. We've got to reverse the curse.

Here are the NHL teams I would hate to see carry the Cup:

Rangers
Devils
Islanders
Capitals (to a lesser extent)

That's about it- the Flyers' main rivals. Other than that, I won't lose a blink of sleep over who wins.

And yes, I would like to see Brind'Amour win the Cup.  He's still one of my favorite players, even though he's no longer a Flyer.


you forgot Pittsburg and Cindy Crosby
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 13, 2006, 03:06:22 PM
Aren't you sick of players not winning here and going to win other places? I am.

I never root for ex-Philly players. If they can't win here then I don't want them to go somewhere else and win. It just reinforces the theory that the town is cursed. If ex-Philly athletes start losing when they leave maybe they'll start winning when they actually play here instead of when they leave. We've got to reverse the curse.

Here are the NHL teams I would hate to see carry the Cup:

Rangers
Devils
Islanders
Capitals (to a lesser extent)

That's about it- the Flyers' main rivals. Other than that, I won't lose a blink of sleep over who wins.

And yes, I would like to see Brind'Amour win the Cup.  He's still one of my favorite players, even though he's no longer a Flyer.



I'm tired of being jealous all the time, so I decided a year or so ago that I'll never root for ex-Philly players. I can't, I'm too jealous that they get to win with their teams and not ours.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: jeffreyjpa on June 14, 2006, 12:53:12 PM
So you're rooting for Craig MacTavish?


:-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 14, 2006, 10:29:20 PM
3-3, 10 mins left in the game
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 14, 2006, 11:13:08 PM
3-3, 10 mins left in the game

Edmonton survives to play another game with a shorthander in OT.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 14, 2006, 11:18:56 PM
I love an underdog. I hope the Oilers pull this series out. They never quit. They deserve to win for sure.

farg Carolina.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 15, 2006, 02:00:33 PM
This has been an exceptional series from a fan's perspective, well, except for Game 2.  That was a snoozfest.  But I am loving watching this series.

Go Oil!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 15, 2006, 02:02:24 PM
2.7 rating last night. i think wrestling does better.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 16, 2006, 09:53:31 AM
Question:

I just found out that the Hershey Bears are now the Washington Capitals minor league team.  I used to go to a lot of those games when they were the Flyers minor league team.  Then when the Phantoms came around they becamse the Colorado minor league team, and I guess this year they are the Caps.

How does that work?  They just up and switch all of the players?  Just like that?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 16, 2006, 09:55:29 AM
pretty much...when a contract runs out and the team doesnt pick up the option to stay with a minor league city they just move to one that has an opening...the city then attempts to find another nhl team to take over

the flyers were in maine for a while as well
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 16, 2006, 10:01:24 AM
Question:

I just found out that the Hershey Bears are now the Washington Capitals minor league team.  I used to go to a lot of those games when they were the Flyers minor league team.  Then when the Phantoms came around they becamse the Colorado minor league team, and I guess this year they are the Caps.

How does that work?  They just up and switch all of the players?  Just like that?

PM,

For the minor league teams not owned by their NHL affiliate (like the Phantoms), there is usually a player development contract that lasts for a period of time, in which the NHL team will supply their "prospects" to the AHL affiliate.  Since the Bears are switching to the Capitals, they will now get the Caps' prospects instead of the Avs.

There MAY be a few players that were signed by the Bears themselves that may not switch.   There is also probably an ECHL team in that mix (think of the AHL as AAA, the ECHL as AA), and the AHL team may have some players bouncing between those teams as well.

It's somewhat similar, though not identical to, baseball's minor league system.  The Phils' AAA team will switch from Scranton to Ottawa next year.  All the Phils' AAA players will move to Ottawa, and the Red Barons will get the players from whatever team signs a development contract with them (could be the Orioles, who are losing the Ottawa team to the Phils).  In baseball, though, the major league team signs and assigns all the players.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 16, 2006, 10:02:38 AM
The Braves are currently using Ottawa, and the Phillies are next year.

The Durham Bulls have been affiliated with various major league teams, as have the Trenton Thunder.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 16, 2006, 10:04:16 AM
The Braves are currently using Ottawa, and the Phillies are next year.

The Durham Bulls have been affiliated with various major league teams, as have the Trenton Thunder.

According the minorleaguebaseball.com, the Ottawa Lynx (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/index.jsp?sid=t501) is affiliated with the Orioles.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on June 16, 2006, 10:08:04 AM
The Braves are currently using Ottawa, and the Phillies are next year.

The Durham Bulls have been affiliated with various major league teams, as have the Trenton Thunder.

BZZT wrong (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/minorleagues/team_index.jsp?c_id=atl)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 16, 2006, 10:25:49 AM
got this email from the caps two minutes ago...



Hershey Bears Win AHL's Calder Cup

Capitals prospects beat Milwaukee to claim minor league hockey's biggest prize


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Hershey Bears, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Washington Capitals, beat the Milwaukee Admirals, 5-1, Thursday night in Milwaukee to claim the Calder Cup as the AHL champions. The Bears won three games in a row to claim the best-of-seven series, 4-2.


Joey Tenute, Jakub Klepis, Brooks Laich, Colin Forbes and Kris Beech provided the Hershey goals in Game 6, giving the Bears their ninth Calder Cup. Those five were among 15 players on the Bears' roster who appeared in at least one Capitals game this season, led by Laich's 73 NHL games.


The Bears jumped to a 4-0 lead in Game 6, including three first-period goals. Hershey outscored Milwaukee 13-0 in the first period of its four victories in the series.


Goaltender Frederic Cassivi, who played one game for the Capitals this season, earned the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the most valuable player in the AHL playoffs with a 16-5 record, a 2.10 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage. Forward Tomas Fleischmann, who the Capitals acquired via trade from Detroit in March 2004, led the Bears in playoff scoring with 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists) in 20 games. Beech, acquired in March of this year from Nashville, led the team with 14 goals. Mike Green, who was drafted in 2004 with a selection acquired from Detroit (along with Fleischmann), led the team's defensemen with 18 points (3 goals, 15 assists) and had a plus-16 rating in 21 playoff games.


The Bears had 22 Capitals prospects on their roster, including Capitals' first-round picks from 2004 (Green and Jeff Schultz), 2003 (Eric Fehr), 2002 (Boyd Gordon) and 1999 (Beech).


The Calder Cup is the first for a Capitals AHL affiliate since 1994, when goaltender Olie Kolzig led the Portland Pirates to the Calder Cup. The Capitals – whose rookie left wing, Alex Ovechkin, is a finalist for the Calder Trophy as the NHL rookie of the year – could become the first organization to win a Calder Cup and a Calder Trophy in the same year since the Atlanta Thrashers in 2002.


Capitals season tickets and partial plans are available by calling 202-266-CAPS. Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option – monthly payments with no fees or charges. Visit www.WashingtonCaps.com for additional ordering and ticket information.


Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 16, 2006, 10:37:58 AM
Colin Forbes....another ex-Flyer wins something
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 16, 2006, 11:00:07 AM
Whatever.  Braves, O's... what's the difference?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 16, 2006, 11:36:07 AM
Whatever.  Braves, O's... what's the difference?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 18, 2006, 04:46:51 PM
dominating win by Edmonton last night.  Game 7 tomorrow night...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 18, 2006, 04:49:13 PM
Who cares.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 19, 2006, 06:36:03 PM
I care.  So farg off.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 19, 2006, 09:36:20 PM
2-0 Canes, 2nd period
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 19, 2006, 09:58:30 PM
IF, and it's a big if, Edmonton wins this game, that goal/no-goal/penalty-shot/no-penalty-shot end to the first period will go down in history along side of "The Toe" with Brett Hull and Dallas Stars.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 19, 2006, 10:18:27 PM
w00t!!  Pasani with a great goal!!   2-1 'Canes with 18:30 left in the 3rd!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 19, 2006, 10:20:10 PM
If you watch hockey at all, turn on NBC RIGHT now.  This is an excellent game.  :yay

2-1 Canes.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 19, 2006, 10:37:16 PM
If you watch hockey at all, turn on NBC RIGHT now.  This is an excellent game.  :yay

2-1 Canes.

And even if you don't, turn it on anyway.  You may become a fan.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 19, 2006, 10:46:18 PM
2 mins left in the game!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 19, 2006, 10:48:43 PM
C'MON PRONGER!   SLAPSHOT THIS SOB TO OVERTIME!!!!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 19, 2006, 10:50:03 PM
Its over.

Williams w/ the empty netter
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 19, 2006, 10:50:32 PM
Well, hell...........

I was really pulling for the 'dog on this one....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 19, 2006, 10:58:47 PM
Edmonton just couldn't overcome the injury to Roloson.  Markkanen did a great job, but I think the pscho-pain was too much for the team to overcome.  To add salt to the wound, Roloson probably will become a UFA on July 1st.  To the credit of Edmonton, I thought this series would go 5 games TOPS.  But they showed some true heart and grit to force this series to seven games.

Carolina was the better team this series overall, and they deserved the win.  I guess since mhy boy Pronger can't hoist the Cup, I'll have to settle for my other boys Weight and Stillman.

I should add that Cam Ward, at 22 years old, played his motherfarging ass off.  What a series for the kid....

God damned, hockey is a great sport.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 19, 2006, 11:02:05 PM
I'm really happy for Brindamour.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 19, 2006, 11:09:28 PM
Ward wins the Conn Smythe

Congrats to Brind'Amour, Recchi and Williams

 :-\
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 19, 2006, 11:12:21 PM
It's a bittersweet feeling watching Brind'Amour hoist the Cup.

Glad it's for him- my favorite player.

Should have been for the Flyers.  :boom
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 19, 2006, 11:23:22 PM
I'm fargin pissed. The Canes are so undeserving of a cup. Not one god damn player on that team deserves one. farg Brind'Amour, farg Williams, farg Recchi and farg the Canes, and all their 10 fans too.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 19, 2006, 11:29:56 PM
I'm fargin pissed. The Canes are so undeserving of a cup. Not one god damn player on that team deserves one. farg Brind'Amour, farg Williams, farg Recchi and farg the Canes, and all their 10 fans too.

It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 19, 2006, 11:34:00 PM
"When your team is eliminated from the playoffs, all you can do is hate on other teams because deep down, you can't root for a team other than your own."  -Bunkley78
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 19, 2006, 11:47:45 PM
Geo - 1
Bunkley - 0
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 19, 2006, 11:53:03 PM
No, the Canes' players did nothing to deserve the Cup... except for winning the Stanley Cup Finals.  But that's not important.

... or that Cam Ward was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy...

... or how almost every Cane interviewed heaped praise on Brind'Amour's leadership...

... or how Erik Cole came back from a FREAKING BROKEN NECK...

... or that Aaron Ward played the last period of Game 5 with a concussion so he wouldn't have to get the automatic baseline test (would have kept him out at least game 6)...

Nothing against the Oilers- they played their hearts out and made it a series when no one gave them a chance to do so.  If they had won game 7, I would have said they "deserved" it.  Your comments reek of adolescent petulance.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 19, 2006, 11:59:17 PM
... or how Erik Cole came back from a FREAKING BROKEN NECK...

Over rated.





 ;)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 20, 2006, 12:00:12 AM
I'm just being a hater. Let me have my fun.

I got no one to root for, so I'll viciously root against a team for the playoffs and hate them. I for one can't stand the Canes, because I hate when ex-Philly players win, and I hate teams that win cups who have no fans like Carolina. Sure, they had fans at the game tonight, but during the regular season they couldn't sell out a game.

If you got no one to love you gotta hate, otherwise there's no reason to watch the sports. I have to have someone to root for or root against. I just take the hating to an extreme. Which is why no one on Carolina deserves a cup. The Oilers are better in every aspect of the game. Goaltending, offensively, defensively, and coaching.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 20, 2006, 07:46:33 AM
I had a friggin tear shoot out my eye when Brindy hoisted the Cup.  All i could think about was i hope Bobby Clarke and Eric Lindross are watching this.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 20, 2006, 08:34:34 AM
What an amazing series. It's cliched as all hell, but the Oilers should be farging proud of how well they played. Riding a backup goalie to game 7, going from the 8 seed to the finals. Awesome.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 20, 2006, 08:36:25 AM
In the end, they're still losers, like an 8 seed should be.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 20, 2006, 08:36:51 AM
Whatever, Canes lover.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2006, 08:38:12 AM
i wish i could have seen more of the series..it looked like a great...unfortunately the phillies played every nite of each game

but in honor of the whale i bring you the greatest team fight song in history

http://www.brassbonanza.com/Sound/brassbonanza.mp3
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 20, 2006, 08:39:13 AM
I hate the Canes more than you.  Guaranteed.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 20, 2006, 08:39:59 AM
Well I don't think you hate me at all, so I'm not going to argue with you. You totally heart me.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on June 20, 2006, 09:09:35 AM
(http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2006/06/20/PH2006062000029.jpg)

i wonder what would have been had lindros not farged his wife.

i really havent been much of a flyer fan since that, and since they traded this guy away. i am happy for rod brind'amour. one of my all time favorites, if anyone deserved it, he did.

i watched my first full hockey game start to finish last night since about 2001 (since the farging collapse vs the devils when up 3-1)...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 20, 2006, 09:38:33 AM
i was at the very first game when brindamour was traded for primeau.  against the penguins at the igloo.   i cried a little.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 20, 2006, 09:52:38 AM
(http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/oly_full.getty-71116006ps084_edmonton_oile_1_52_36_am.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 20, 2006, 09:53:54 AM
Recchi:
(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060620/capt.39de83141f414fb9b8fe915c77507a54.stanley_cup_hockey_ryr103.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 20, 2006, 09:54:30 AM
Williams:

(http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/oly_full.getty-71116006ps070_edmonton_oile_1_00_51_am.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2006, 02:52:32 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=O5ldeewO5XE&search=hartford%20whalers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 20, 2006, 09:21:33 PM
Sakic re-signed with the Avs.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 23, 2006, 05:56:43 PM
Pronger wants out of Edmonton (http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article.jsp?content=20060623_153924_3904)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 23, 2006, 06:06:09 PM
New Anaheim Ducks logo and jerseys:

(http://www.sportsnet.ca/images/nhl/ana/perry_marchant_hor.jpg)

(http://www.anaheimducks.com/images/200606/1318.f.jpg)

(http://www.anaheimducks.com/images/200606/1301.f.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 23, 2006, 10:01:44 PM
Fruits.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 23, 2006, 10:06:05 PM
Panthers trade Luongo, etc. to Vancouver for Bertuzzi, etc. (http://www.floridapanthers.com/Newsroom/RecentNews/index.cfm?id=320)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2006, 10:28:45 AM
i cant believe they traded luongo...hes the best goalie in the league...and hes young...god i would kill for the flyers to have gotten him...i would have even traded the gawd mike richards...in fact there isnt a player on the flyers i wouldnt trade for him
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 24, 2006, 11:45:10 AM
My boys and i are heading up tonight to check out the Flyers Draft party at Chickie and Petes.  Probably heading over to see Belladona at oasis after that  8)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 24, 2006, 11:47:13 AM
They had little choice, IGY.

He wasn't going to re-sign with Florida after next year anyway and rather than run the risk of getting nothing in return for him next year, they got a big-time player in Bertuzzi who needed a change of scenery.

They still have to re-sign Bertuzzi because he's also a free agent after next year but at least there's a chance they'll re-sign him whereas Luongo was walking for sure.

BTW: I doubt Luongo will stay in Vancouver after next year.  Hopefully, the Flyers will go after him in 2007 free agency period.  Knowing Clarke, though, I wouldn't bet on it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 24, 2006, 06:20:45 PM
St. Louis selects USA National team defenseman Erik Johnson #1 overall

Some trades:

Dallas gets Patrik Stefan and Jaroslav Modry
Atlanta gets Niko Kapanen and 7th rd pick

Calgary gets Alex Tanguay
Colorado gets Jordan Leopold, 2nd rd pick this year and 2nd rd pick next year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 25, 2006, 12:18:01 AM
Couple thoughts:

1) I like the Johnson pick by St. Louis.  They need defense (and scoring, and support, etc), and this kid appears to be the real deal.  You read it here first -- Barrett Jackman's best years are behind him.
2) I would skeet all over myself if somehow, some way, the Blues get Pronger back.  shtein, I'd probably skeet all over my dog, too, just to show my appreciation.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 25, 2006, 12:21:34 AM
1) I like the Johnson pick by St. Louis

ya think?

hes the best defensive prospect in over 20 years
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 25, 2006, 12:32:44 AM
1) I like the Johnson pick by St. Louis

ya think?

hes the best defensive prospect in over 20 years

At least the best since Chris Pronger.

Give the Blues both Johnson and Pronger?  I'll sell my soul to the devil, and I'm a minister. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 29, 2006, 12:37:06 PM
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger has said he wants to be traded out of Edmonton, and his agent has been quoted as saying, “There is a very pressing issue that would make it nearly impossible for the Prongers to remain in Edmonton.” Many have speculated that Pronger’s wife can’t stand to live in Edmonton, but according to an email sent out by a TSN anchor, there could be another factor as well.

Quote
Well, the reason Pronger’s wife wants to leave Edmonton is not b/c she hates the city or the people. Apparently Pronger got a female beat reporter who covers the oilers pregnant. This is why it would be difficult for the Pronger family to settle down in Edmonton.

Just rumor and innuendo at this point, of course, but it’s worth noting that perhaps Mr. Pronger should have compared noted with Derek Lowe at the beginning of the season. That never works out well.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 29, 2006, 12:44:06 PM
Leno-ish headline seen in a newspaper last Sunday:

American Johnson picked first

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 29, 2006, 12:44:49 PM
Need pics of the beat writer before I can offer comment.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 29, 2006, 12:45:43 PM
what kind of woman would make a man move away from his child
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 29, 2006, 12:54:48 PM
Roenick wants to play for a Canadian team at a cheap salary (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060629.NHL29/TPStory/TPSports/Hockey/)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 29, 2006, 01:02:09 PM
Need pics of the beat writer before I can offer comment.

According to the Edmonton Sun website, they don't appear to have any female columnists or hockey reporters.  I did find this though..

SUNshine Girls (http://www.edmontonsun.com/SUNshineGirl/home.html)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 29, 2006, 01:20:49 PM
Yikes.

(http://www.edmontonsun.com/SUNshineGirl/Tuesday/2006/06/27/edmssg276.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 29, 2006, 01:41:08 PM
This is the best Edmonton has to offer?  :sly

(http://www.edmontonsun.com/SUNshineGirl/Friday/2006/06/23/ssgedm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 29, 2006, 01:44:07 PM
This is the best Edmonton has to offer?

Look at the jawline.  That's a man.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 29, 2006, 05:25:40 PM
Need pics of the beat writer before I can offer comment.


http://www.christiechorley.com/
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 29, 2006, 05:40:47 PM
Wade Redden re-signed with Ottawa.  2 yrs, $13M, setting the market for a top offensive-minded defenseman.  yay.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 29, 2006, 06:34:15 PM
Need pics of the beat writer before I can offer comment.

http://www.christiechorley.com/

Pronger's wife is probably hotter than that.  Bad decision by the star defenseman.

Her web site's slower than molasses.  I guess many people are checking out Pronger's newest baby mama.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 30, 2006, 12:16:46 PM
From Christie Chorley's website: (http://www.christiechorley.com/)

Quote
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM CHRISTIE CHORLEY
JUNE 29, 2006

ANY RUMORS AND/OR SPECULATION ABOUT MY INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CURRENT CHRIS PRONGER SITUATION IS COMPLETELY, ONE-HUNDRED PERCENT FALSE.

I would appreciate your help in putting an end to my name being linked to this situation, as it is completely WITHOUT ANY MERIT OR FACTUAL BASIS.

Any further slander or defamation can and will result in swift legal action.

Thank you.

Guess we'll know for sure in 6 or 7 months, maybe less...of course, even if she starts showing, it doesn't mean one of Pronger's Midshipmen was responsible...  Either way, I can't fault him.  I've hit uglier than that.  I'm still shouting the GET PRONGER chorus from St. Louis.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 30, 2006, 12:42:31 PM
She might have had an abortion, or is planning to.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 30, 2006, 05:54:13 PM
hmm

(http://www.sabresreport.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/sabreslogo2006-07.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 30, 2006, 11:01:37 PM
I don't really mind that new Buffalo...   
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 30, 2006, 11:02:32 PM
Nicklas Lidstrom signed a two-year contract with the
Detroit red Wings on Friday, one day before the start of the National Hockey League's free agent signing period.


I'd just like to say, Ruck the Fed Winds
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 30, 2006, 11:05:02 PM
Tough to integrate the ideas of the buffalo and the sabre without stabbing the endangered specie.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 30, 2006, 11:11:01 PM
Also found this:

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/Cody1774/sabresjersey9rj.jpg)

I think I actually like it.  Clean and simple.....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on July 01, 2006, 02:06:15 PM
Blues sold to Checketts-led group (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-bluessale&prov=ap&type=lgns)

Quote
The sale of the St. Louis Blues to a group led by Dave Checketts was completed Friday, and the new owners immediately named top NHL broadcaster John Davidson as team president.

Checketts, the former head of the New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden, reached a deal to buy the team on March 24 and had the sale approved by the NHL board of governors last week.

Checketts said general manager Larry Pleau will be retained in his present job, but Davidson added that coach Mike Kitchen was a "candidate" to retain his job. Pleau and the rest of Blues operations staff will report to Davidson.

About farging time.  Thanks, Dollar Bill for trying two whole years and then turning your back on the franchise.  Go farg you billionaire wife a couple more times so you can continue on your life of trying things, then quitting.  Let's hope Checketts can bring the Blues back up to playoff level (and maybe even some success in the playoffs).  I don't like keeping Pleau as GM (he may be one of the worst GM's out there, waiting for deals to fall into his lap), and I'm undecided about possibly keeping Kitchen as the coach.  It was a mistake to fire Quennville, but Kitchen had nothing to work with last season (and it showed).  I guess I'll give him a pass until I see what he can do with NHL-level talent.

Now, GO GET PRONGER!!!!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 01, 2006, 02:11:55 PM
How many cups did the Blues win with Pronger when he was in his prime?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on July 01, 2006, 02:19:43 PM
Without taking the bait you so graciously offered, do you honestly think a defenseman like Pronger couldn't help a team that has a bunch of young players, especially one named Erik Johnson, looking to learn the ropes of the NHL?

Al MacInnis played the same role with a formerly young defenseman, who apparently had a ton of potential but was missing the maturity to be a force in the NHL.  Oh yeah...  that guy was named Chris Pronger. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 01, 2006, 03:33:51 PM
Al MacInnis- there was a guy with a hellacious slapshot.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2006, 03:37:45 PM
Langenbrunner re-signed with Jersey
Chara to Boston
Kubina to Toronto
Jovanovski to Phoenix
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on July 01, 2006, 04:29:05 PM
yay! for inactivity!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 01, 2006, 04:35:31 PM
Better nothing that signing more old and slow defensemen.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Feva on July 01, 2006, 04:48:02 PM
Also found this:

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/Cody1774/sabresjersey9rj.jpg)

I think I actually like it.  Clean and simple.....

I might actually have to cop that hot butter joint.  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2006, 07:43:05 PM
Blues re-sign Dallas Drake and sign Jay McKee (a potential Flyers target)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: mcnabbmvp on July 02, 2006, 01:07:11 AM
Hasek out and Gerber in for the Senators
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 02, 2006, 06:39:07 AM
Hasek out and Gerber in for the Senators

Gerber's ok, but they should have taken notice to which netminder actually won the Cup.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 02, 2006, 11:56:40 AM
Elias re-signed with NJ for 7/$42M.  What lockout?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 02, 2006, 01:05:40 PM
Elias re-signed with NJ for 7/$42M.  What lockout?

Before the lockout, top players were making upwards of $10m a year.  An average of $6m (and a contract which is probably backloaded) is not even close to what Elias would have made before the cap was added.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on July 02, 2006, 02:08:32 PM
More signings:

Jason Arnott to Nashville, five years for $22.5M
Mike Sillinger to the New York Islanders for a three year contract (no financial terms disclosed yet)

Rumor has Alyn McCauley signing with Los Angeles, but I can't find confirmation.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on July 02, 2006, 05:21:56 PM
Doug Weight is back with St. Louis!

2 years, $7M...

Father Demon approves this signing.   :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 02, 2006, 08:37:10 PM
Ruslan Salei (yet another Flyers target) to Florida....4/$12.1M

There are also rumors floating that Belfour will sign with Florida and Roenick will sign with Toronto.  The Leafs love ex-Flyer centers with concussion problems!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 03, 2006, 08:52:37 AM
Doug Weight is back with St. Louis!

2 years, $7M...

Father Demon approves this signing.   :yay

The Blues need long-term answers, not rapidly-declining fogies.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on July 03, 2006, 11:11:10 AM
Doug Weight is back with St. Louis!

2 years, $7M...

Father Demon approves this signing.   :yay

The Blues need long-term answers, not rapidly-declining fogies.

While I agree with you for the most part, in that the Blues need to develop young talent for the teams of the future, they need signings like this for a couple reasons.  A) they need veterans to lead the team, and b) they need to put asses in the seats.  The Blues had the worst attendance in the league, season ticket sales plummetted, and the city has suffered a bad case of the blues.  Plus, when you figure the Blues got a first round pick for Weight only a few months ago and signed him for roughly the same amount, this signing is absolutley a win.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 03, 2006, 11:14:11 AM
But I thought St. Louis fans were the bestest ever?

 :paranoid
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 03, 2006, 11:14:23 AM
Doug Weight is back with St. Louis!

2 years, $7M...

Father Demon approves this signing.   :yay

The Blues need long-term answers, not rapidly-declining fogies.

While I agree with you for the most part, in that the Blues need to develop young talent for the teams of the future, they need signings like this for a couple reasons.  A) they need veterans to lead the team, and b) they need to put asses in the seats.  The Blues had the worst attendance in the league, season ticket sales plummetted, and the city has suffered a bad case of the blues.  Plus, when you figure the Blues got a first round pick for Weight only a few months ago and signed him for roughly the same amount, this signing is absolutley a win.

Actually, the city has suffered a case of the bad Blues.
(http://insidious.home.mindspring.com/hosted/rimshot.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 03, 2006, 12:45:58 PM
TSN reporting Steve Yzerman retired
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 03, 2006, 12:51:00 PM
Good for Yzerman.  Supposedly Shannahan is being heavily courted by Boston
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 03, 2006, 01:29:27 PM
Pronger to Anaheim for two top prospects, two 1st-rd picks and a 2nd-rd pick  :o
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 03, 2006, 01:36:47 PM
Pronger to Anaheim for two top prospects, two 1st-rd picks and a 2nd-rd pick  :o

Glad Clarke didn't give up that much.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on July 03, 2006, 01:51:01 PM
WOW!  That's a lot, but he IS the best defenseman in the league.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 03, 2006, 04:39:28 PM
WOW!  That's a lot, but he IS the best defenseman in the league.

He won't be for long enough to make that deal worth it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 03, 2006, 05:18:57 PM
Pronger to Anaheim for two top prospects, two 1st-rd picks and a 2nd-rd pick  :o

Not nearly as much as the Lindros deal but somewhat similar.

God, that's a lot for one player.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 03, 2006, 05:26:04 PM
Mike Grier to SJ (so pretty much every player the Flyers wanted signed elsewhere)

Brendan Shanahan to Boston


Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on July 03, 2006, 05:29:25 PM
Pronger to Anaheim for two top prospects, two 1st-rd picks and a 2nd-rd pick  :o

Not nearly as much as the Lindros deal but somewhat similar.

God, that's a lot for one player.



yeah, it's not like it's tony amonte or adam oates
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 03, 2006, 10:16:04 PM
Bill Guerin to St. Louis
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 04, 2006, 06:24:34 PM
Roenick wants to play for a Canadian team at a cheap salary (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060629.NHL29/TPStory/TPSports/Hockey/)

JR sucks at geography.  He signed with Phoenix.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 07, 2006, 04:27:33 PM
#1 pick Johnson will attend U of Minnesota instead of jumping right to NHL (http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=170766)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on July 11, 2006, 12:26:43 PM
Clint Malarchuk figurine (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230005082141)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 11, 2006, 12:35:11 PM
That's awful and hilarious.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 11, 2006, 12:55:51 PM
i really might buy one.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 14, 2006, 03:24:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Capitals signed free-agent enforcer Donald Brashear on Friday, adding some protection for star Alexander Ovechkin.

The 34-year-old left wing played for the Philadelphia Flyers the last four seasons, recording 648 penalty minutes, 22 goals and 44 assists. He led the Flyers in penalty minutes each of the last three seasons, including 166 in 2005-06.

Brashear played for Montreal and Vancouver over 12 NHL seasons. He's led his team in penalty minutes eight times, leading the league with 372 in the 1997-98 season.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on July 16, 2006, 10:51:53 AM
Lindros to sign with Stars...lol (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2521003)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 16, 2006, 01:44:02 PM
Lindros to sign with Stars...lol (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2521003)

Good Lord.

 :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Don Ho on July 16, 2006, 11:28:59 PM
Lindros to sign with Stars...lol (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2521003)

Good Lord.

 :-D

The wrist injury jokes are just way to easy with this one.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 17, 2006, 12:02:50 AM
Dallas: the new home of Philly castoffs
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Don Ho on July 17, 2006, 03:24:31 AM
Dallas: the new home of Philly castoffs

Now if we can only send Abreu to the Rangers.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 17, 2006, 10:24:46 AM
Padilla and Tejeda aren't stars?  :P
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 18, 2006, 03:22:55 PM
islanders fired neil smith who they hired a month ago...bizarre to say the least
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on July 18, 2006, 03:29:52 PM
I'll bet he tried to sleep with Alexei Yashin.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 18, 2006, 03:38:35 PM
garth snow is the new gm

what the hell is going on there...dook just retired and became gm
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on July 18, 2006, 03:43:40 PM
did they just realize that he hired Ted Nolan?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 18, 2006, 03:46:34 PM
 :-D what the
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 18, 2006, 04:47:13 PM
did they just realize that he hired Ted Nolan?

he didnt and thats part of the problem i think

they hired them together and noramlly a gm would like to hire his own coach

ive also heard that the owner there chooses to put the gm head scouts and coach all on the same level...and any respectable gm...especially one that ha a stanley cup... is not going to go for that...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 18, 2006, 04:52:25 PM
Watch them win the Cup this year.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on July 19, 2006, 12:15:58 PM
Garth Snow gets two girls to kiss.  Maybe he will make a good GM.

(http://www.deadspin.com/sports/upload/2006/07/snow2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 31, 2006, 02:53:56 PM
After already signing Chris Osgood to the team, the Red Wings just signed Dominik Hasek (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2535249) to be their #1 goaltender.  Hello 2002!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on August 22, 2006, 05:26:59 PM
Quote
TSN.ca Staff (http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=175012&hubname=)
8/22/2006 4:23:18 PM
OTTAWA (CP) - A former sports agent is facing a long list of sex charges in connection with several alleged incidents involving young people in eastern Ontario.
David Frost, the target of a murder-for-hire plot by former client Mike Danton, has been charged with twelve counts of sexual exploitation and one count of assault.
The charges are related to alleged incidents between 1995 and 2001 involving four boys and three girls, all between the ages of 14 and 16.
Police won't say if the teens were involved in hockey and won't provide any further details of the incidents, which allegedly took place in the Deseronto and Napanee area of eastern Ontario.
Frost is the former agent of Mike Danton, the ex-St. Louis Blues player who is serving a 7 1/2-year sentence in a New Jersey prison for a $10,000 US murder-for-hire scheme in a plan to kill Frost.


Frost is scheduled to appear Wednesday in court in Napanee, about 40 kilometres west of Kingston.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.  Hopefully, he'll end up in the Good riddance thread soon enough.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 12, 2006, 11:36:24 AM
The Islanders give DiPietro a FIFTEEN year deal (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2584306)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on September 12, 2006, 02:37:43 PM
this is the type of move that happens when you hire the backup goalie as your GM.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on September 12, 2006, 03:00:18 PM
 :o :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on September 12, 2006, 04:36:12 PM
That's dumber than giving Pat Burrell a FNTC.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on September 12, 2006, 04:53:26 PM
when his contract runs up, he will be 3 years older than garth snow is right now.

and he's guaranteed the max. $65 mil.  amazing.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on September 19, 2006, 01:56:21 PM
Tie Domi retiring (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2594507)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on September 19, 2006, 02:00:07 PM
Tie Domi retiring (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2594507)

*crickets chirping*
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on September 19, 2006, 02:05:52 PM
 :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 22, 2006, 11:27:35 AM
Evengi Malkin separated shoulder possibly out for 3-5 months.  He looked really good against the flyers.  Recchi has a broken cheekbone but will play. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 29, 2006, 03:33:00 PM
The Hurricanes traded the rights of Jack Johnson to the Kings for Eric Belanger and Tim Gleason.  If the Kings are unable to sign Johnson he will reenter the draft.  He is currently playing for U of Michigan. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 23, 2006, 08:40:17 PM
Handzus is done for the year with a torn ACL  :(
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on October 24, 2006, 10:53:17 AM
Handzus is done for the year with a torn ACL  :(

wow
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 24, 2006, 11:00:20 AM
Trade Nedved for Vandemeer  :P
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on October 24, 2006, 12:58:18 PM
Handzus is done for the year with a torn ACL  :(

His season ended with 3 goals 5 assists and a plus 4

Calder has 0 goals 0 assists and is a minus 4

The Blackhawks obviously got the better end of this deal.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 24, 2006, 12:59:52 PM
I want to see what Calder does under Stevens.  He just didnt fit into Hitch Hockey
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on October 24, 2006, 01:02:48 PM
The same could be said for every player on the team minus Forsberg....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 25, 2006, 02:32:31 AM
I'm excited about them turning it around, making the 7 or 8 seed, and getting knocked out 4-1 in round 1.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 25, 2006, 09:21:25 AM
Stop doing crack.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 28, 2006, 10:02:28 AM
Little tidbit from the AP regarding the Habs-Bruins game:

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BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins didn't even make it to the final buzzer against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Andrei Markov scored the tiebreaking goal with 1.2 seconds left Thursday night, giving Montreal a 3-2 victory over Boston and prompting a shower of garbage from the Bruins fans that convinced the officials to call the game with two ticks left.

"When you see the bottles with liquid being thrown from 20 rows up, you worry about your head or face being hurt. The referees did the right thing to end the game," Montreal captain Saku Koivu said. "It was a huge win. It feels a lot bigger when you steal it in the last few seconds."

Markov took advantage of a power play that came when Matt Lashoff, who was making his NHL debut, was called for holding with 45 seconds left. The Montreal defenceman got the puck to the left of Tim Thomas and put it between his legs for the winner.

Related Info  Canadiens demote Samsonov to fourth line
While Montreal players - and some of their vocal fans in the Boston crowd - celebrated, others in the stands began throwing cups and other trash onto the ice. After about a minute, and a futile announcement from the public address announcer, the clock started and the buzzer blew while both teams were still at their benches and the ice crew was cleaning up.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on October 28, 2006, 11:41:16 AM
Those are real sports fans. You team loses in the final seconds? It's time to farging riot. My respect for Bruins fans just went up. From zero.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 28, 2006, 12:39:17 PM
Todd Fedoruk had his face broken again.  This time Boogard from the Wild smashed it in for him
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on November 10, 2006, 12:47:50 PM
best game ever (http://homeofthedory.blogspot.com/2006/11/nhl-94-compelling-read.html)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on November 10, 2006, 12:55:41 PM
best game ever (http://homeofthedory.blogspot.com/2006/11/nhl-94-compelling-read.html)

What a great instruction manual, they just don't make em like they used to:
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2) On the first page Sega politely offers an “Epilepsy Warning” and some useful hints to avoid an epileptic seizure:PRIOR TO USE
- “Sit at least 2.5 meters from the television screen.”
- “If you are tired or have not had much sleep, rest and commence playing after you are fully rested.”
- “Make sure the room in which you are playing is well lit”
-“Use the game on a small a television screen as possible (preferable 14” or smaller)”
DURING USE
- “Rest for at least 10 minutes per hour while playing a video game”
- “Parents should supervise their children’s use of video games”
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on November 10, 2006, 12:58:00 PM
I remember that and NFL Quarterback Club for my Gensis. Oh, and Tony LaRussa Baseball. Those were the days.....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 20, 2006, 11:11:43 AM
Hitchfleshpop to Columbus? (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2669160)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on November 20, 2006, 12:05:53 PM
that would make Friday's game of two crappy teams a bit more interesting...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on November 24, 2006, 02:26:31 PM
caps thrasher fights from the other night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak1DIzvD3eE
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 24, 2006, 03:21:17 PM
OLD TIME HOCKEY! [/slapshot]  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on November 24, 2006, 09:39:32 PM
Great fights!!   :yay  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on November 26, 2006, 11:57:28 PM
And props to Philly at the end. That's the shtein the hockey needs more of. farg all of this pansy, pretty boy bullshtein. Toothless backwoods canadians beating the farging piss out of each other. THAT is sport.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on November 27, 2006, 10:32:21 AM
the philly caps or philly thrashers?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on November 27, 2006, 04:26:47 PM
the philly caps or philly thrashers?

Neither dingis. They sarcastically talk about how some of the players in the fight were formerly philly players and say something like 'Are we in Philly right now with all of these fights.'
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on November 27, 2006, 05:30:28 PM
like i actually watched it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on November 27, 2006, 09:23:29 PM
Blackhawks fired Coach Trent Yawney. He'll be replaced by Assistant and legendary Blackhawk Denis Savard.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on November 27, 2006, 09:44:24 PM
The three worst teams in the NHL have fired their coaches already.  St. Louis, you're next!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on November 29, 2006, 01:58:27 PM
SPINNO-RAMA!!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on November 30, 2006, 03:41:56 PM
The three worst teams in the NHL have fired their coaches already.  St. Louis, you're next!

Let's hope.  It was s tupid move to fire Quenville and then extend Kitchen as the coach.  Of course it doesn't help that the new owners aren't really building a new team right now rather than bringing in old Blues players hoping to fill the seats.  DIDN'T WORK, JACKASSES!

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on November 30, 2006, 05:32:34 PM
LeClair was put on waivers.  Supposedly the Flyers are interested in bringing him back...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on November 30, 2006, 05:37:21 PM
Big, slow, old, lost his scoring touch, former Flyer...sounds like a perfect fit.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on December 06, 2006, 10:27:25 AM
Went to Brett Hull Jersey Retirement Night with Phanatic last night.  Retirement ceremonies are cool.  Lots of great alumni there.  And Brett's new wife is smokin' hot.

Brett and Bobby Hull are now the only father-son duo to both have their jersey retired in any sport. 

We were sitting right next to the Hull luxury box, and Bobby was really enjoying himself.  I kept waiting for him to spill his wine over the wall onto the fans in front of him.  One dude got his Hull jersey signed by both Bobby and Brett -- wonder when I'll see it on eBay?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 06, 2006, 10:40:07 AM
Brett and Bobby Hull are now the only father-son duo to both have their jersey retired in any sport

mark howe should have his jersey retired by the flyers 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 06, 2006, 02:49:48 PM
Brett and Bobby Hull are now the only father-son duo to both have their jersey retired in any sport

mark howe should have his jersey retired by the flyers 


He should be in the HOF as well.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on December 06, 2006, 03:24:37 PM
The Howe Caverns should be in the hall of fame, too.

Kill me.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on December 12, 2006, 12:27:28 AM
Shocking news.

The Blues fired coach Mike Kitchen today.  Andy Murray is the "interim" head coach.

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Blues Hire Andy Murray As Head Coach
Murray Replaces Mike Kitchen
St. Louis, MO – December 11, 2006 – Andy Murray, one of hockey’s most respected coaches with over 25 years of experience at both the National Hockey League and International level, has been named the Head Coach of the St. Louis Blues, it was announced today by John Davidson, president, St. Louis Blues Hockey Operations. Murray becomes the 22nd coach in the history of the St. Louis Blues replacing Mike Kitchen, who was relieved of his duties this evening.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, as per team policy.

“Andy comes to us with extensive experience and a very successful coaching pedigree,” said, John Davidson, president, St. Louis Blues Hockey Operations. “He is one of the most prepared coaches in the NHL and I believe that he is the right person for the job. I look forward to working with him closely as we move ahead and get this franchise back to where it belongs.”

“I would like to thank Mike Kitchen for the job he has done here the past two seasons,” continued Davidson. “He has stood behind our bench admirably and should be commended for that. I wish him nothing but the best of luck.”

Murray is the Los Angeles Kings’ All-Time leader in wins (215) and games coached (480). His Kings’ teams recorded 90 or more points three times and he was the second fastest coach to win 100 games in Kings’ history. He guided Team Canada to a Gold Medal in the 1997 and 2003 World Championships, becoming the only Canadian coach to win the Gold Medal twice. As an assistant coach with Team Canada he won a Silver Medal in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. He has a record six Gold Medals as a coach for Canada in the Spengler Cup Tournament.

Prior to joining the Kings in 1999 he guided the Canadian National Team to a 77-29-14 record over two years. Murray has been a coach with the Winnipeg Jets (1993-95), Minnesota North Stars (1990-92) and Philadelphia Flyers (1988-90).

Andy and his wife Ruth, have three children, Braden, Jordan and Sarah. Braden was the 5th round pick by the Kings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Andy Murray – Career Statistics
North American Professional
1999-2006 Head Coach, Los Angeles Kings, NHL
1995-1996 Consultant, Phoenix Roadrunners, IHL
1993-1995 Associate Coach, Winnipeg Jets, NHL
1990-1992 Assistant Coach, Minnesota North Stars, NHL
1988-1990 Philadelphia Flyers, NHL

International
2003 Head Coach, Team Canada, World Hockey Championship
1996-1998 Head Coach, Canadian National Team
1998 Team Canada, World Hockey Championships
1998 Associate Head Coach, Team Canada, Olympic Games, Nagano, Japan


Never should have fired Quennville [/sour puss]
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on December 14, 2006, 01:09:31 PM
The three worst teams in the NHL have fired their coaches already.  St. Louis, you're next!

ha


Meanwhile, Roenick might be done with Phoenix (and the NHL) (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2697403)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on December 23, 2006, 02:35:04 AM
NHL considering realignment, wants to go back to 4 divisions (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=189350&hubname=)

Eastern Conference
Northeast Division
Boston
Buffalo
Columbus
Montreal
Ottawa
Pittsburgh
Toronto

Atlantic Division
Carolina
Florida
New Jersey
NY Islanders
NY Rangers
Philadelphia
Tampa Bay
Washington

Western Conference
Central Division
Atlanta  :-\
Chicago
Dallas
Detroit
Minnesota
Nashville
St. Louis

Pacific Division
Anaheim
Calgary
Colorado
Edmonton
Los Angeles
Phoenix
San Jose
Vancouver

-- The top 2 teams in each division would be guaranteed seeds 1-4, then the next 4 among the rest of the conference would get seeds 5-8.

-- 6 games vs each team in your own division = 36 or 42
-- 3 or 4 games vs the other division's teams = 31 or 25
-- 1 game vs each team in the other conference = 15
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on December 26, 2006, 05:50:47 PM
Blues to offer free food and (non-adult) beverages for one game

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http://www.stltoday.com/forums/viewt...231531#4231531

When the St. Louis Blues host the Los Angeles Kings at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 13th, all fans in attendance will be treated to complimentary food and beverage. The promotion, designed to introduce new Head Coach Andy Murray and the resurgent St. Louis Blues to the area sports fans and families, will provide hot dogs, chicken fingers, chips, popcorn, peanuts, soft drinks and water -- all for free -- from the moment the gates open at 12 p.m. until the end of the second intermission.

"We believe that this is the first time a professional sports franchise has ever attempted an everybody eats for free promotion," said Peter McLoughlin, CEO of Blues Enterprises. “The excitement in and around the Blues and the Scottrade Center has been building since Andy Murray joined our organization and we really want St. Louis families to be a part of the revival of Blues hockey."
Title: The State of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 29, 2006, 09:54:52 PM
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http://thefourthperiod.com/columnists/wyshynski.html

Happy Pucking New Year, 2006 Ed.

TFP Columnist Greg Wyshynski presents his year-end awards (including The Worst Player of the Year), and explains why 2006 was the year when hockey fans decided not to take it anymore.

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The hockey fan in me wishes the preamble to my obligatory snark-fest of year-end awards (see the end of the column) could focus on what the NHL considers to be reasons to rejoice.
Faster play. More scoring. Parity to the point of parody. Young stars who will carry this league on their shoulder pads (under their form-fitting aerodynamic new jerseys, naturally) for the next two decades.

The hockey cynic in me knows better than to swallow that sugar-coated dung. It used to be that the league was broken; now, regretfully, it's the game as well.

Two years of rules tinkering have left the NHL with a baffling, damaged product — tentative where it should be explosive, passive where it should be physical, tedious where it should be tantalizing.

It has left players wondering what they're allowed to do, what they're allowed to say, and when body-checks and slapshots will be banned for safety's sake.

It's a game that would have left fans reaching for the remote control to change the channel, but that would assume the majority of them could find VERSUS or HDNet in their cable universe to begin with.

Yet the tide is turning. It's no longer an issue that the casuals are not coming to the arena or watching on television — it's that some of the diehards aren't, either.

In the end, 2006 may be the year when we've all decided just not to take it anymore.

At this point, the cliché would be to use Howard Beale's "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" rant from "Network" as a rallying cry. But for hockey fans, it's not about being mad — it's more like exhaustion.

We've spent the better part of the last two decades defending our sport against hateful hordes of non-believers and outright adversaries — in the media, on the Web... hell, in our own offices and living rooms.

Now, not only do we have to battle those boobs who make remarks like "I didn't realize they still played hockey," but we find ourselves fighting to keep a flicker of the game we love alive before focus groups, marketing firms and the unending avarice of the men charged with protecting and promoting hockey extinguish it.
The biggest mistake we, as hockey fans, made was not holding the owners and players more accountable for stealing a season from us during the lockout.

We were just glad to have the game back. But the honeymoon is over. The alarm clock has sounded.

Cost certainty? The only certainty is that watching this game is costing more every season.

Only now do we also realize that the pendulum on offensive play has swung too far away from what we loved about the game... which, last time I checked, wasn't powerplays and pirouetting midgets skating through the crease unabated.

Now they're talking about enlarging the nets... how long before the NHL features three pucks and a game without the unwelcome hindrance of goaltenders?

Luckily, there is a cacophony of voices all condemning the current product, with its dispassionate play and physical timidity; when Kevin Paul Dupont, John Tortorella, Stan Fischler, Don Cherry, Allan Muir and Larry Brooks are on the same page about anything, hit the panic button and cue the Bat-signal because something is amiss.

But it's not just the media championing the cause. Only now do we realize that the fans have some influence; that the fans have some say, the fans have some power when they decide they're not going to take it anymore.

We laughed at the league for those insipid samurai commercials after the lockout; now we have funny, appealing ads that center on personalities who actually play in the NHL.

We resented the all-star balloting format, so we've nearly voted a journeyman defenseman with no points in 22 games in as a starter; think they'll change that process next season?

And hey, did you notice in the new realignment plan floated by the NHL that the number of playoff teams remained at 16? That's because when they floated the additional post-season berths about a year ago, the fans raised hell — and the league cowered when it heard them.

In 2007, we'll be faced with more problems, from realignment and relocations to skin-tight jerseys and even tighter rules enforcement. Raise hell of you don't like them, on the blogs and on the message boards and in the stands. And keep raising hell until the league corrects not only its most recent mistakes (hello, overtime format), but also its lasting ones.

Like acknowledging that having a few more teams in Canada isn't a mortal sin after The Great American Footprint Experiment has failed.

Like acknowledging that VERSUS, with its empty promises and disappointing coverage, has become SportsChannel America Part Deux and that the league needs a new cable home in the U.S., pronto (though not necessarily ESPN).

Like dropping the instigator penalty, a move that would serve as a coded message to disenfranchised diehards: "Friends, please be advised that you can start watching hockey again."

I don't think I'm alone when I say I'm proud to be a hockey fan, but not all that proud to be an NHL fan these days. My father's the same way. This Christmas, my sister and I kicked in and purchased a Devils road Ken Daneyko jersey for him as a gift. He can't relate to a lot of these current players. But Daneyko? He can relate to a blue-collar guy, who overcame his shortcomings with undeniable heart; one who, from his fists to his fortitude, embodied what it was my father loved about the NHL.

My dad didn't take off his New Jersey new jersey for the entirety of Dec. 25th; he was a 59-year-old man morphed back into a 12-year-old fan on Christmas morning. Perhaps he was happy to spend a day in Ken Daneyko's NHL instead of wallowing in the miseries of its current broken model.

Perhaps by not taking it off he, like so many of us, just decided not to take it anymore.
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   To me its a great article because the game isnt what it used to be, even with the flyers sucking, I have centerice and its just ridiculous with some of the shtein that gets called now.  Puck Bettman and his henchm :flipoffen
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on December 30, 2006, 01:16:08 AM
What's funny is they killed the sport with the boring play that became standard and the trap and the clutch and grab. Then, no one watches it anymore. Then, it goes away for a year. Then, all the loser hockey fans come crawling back like nothing ever happened.

You deserve what you got.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 30, 2006, 08:22:10 AM
We got Bettman, noone deserves that.  I'm hoping for his death next year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on January 11, 2007, 02:28:44 PM
Sick pass from David Backes last night against the Devils.  22 year old kid called up to the Blues for now.

It's the first goal showed.

http://broadband.tsn.ca/?vid=2632
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 24, 2007, 10:39:01 AM
Alright so who watched the NHL All Star Super Skills Challenge last night  :-D 

I did, and couldnt help but laugh at Bettman.  The entire broadcast was horrible.  The electronic stopwatch didnt work for the speed skating competition.  They just kept letting Sidney Crosby take shootout after shootout, there was no format it seemed.  Add to that during the shootout they had a camera on of a old man sweeping ice in the other net.  Oh yeah and Bettman decided to put the allstar game on last night instead of last weekend because of the conference championship.  He put them up against American Idol  :-D  Why not have it this upcoming weekend.  What a farging tool. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 24, 2007, 10:43:46 AM
They were trying to imitate baseball with all the all-star games being during the week.  It didn't work...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 24, 2007, 11:43:36 AM
They put it on VS.  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 24, 2007, 12:12:13 PM
(http://xs511.xs.to/xs511/07043/crosby.jpg) :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 24, 2007, 01:22:53 PM
Skills competitions are boring, they should have done away with them in the 90's. In fact, all all-star games are boring. The only one I'll sometimes watch is the Pro-Bowl and that's because I'll take any NFL fix I can get and it's at the end of the season like they all should be.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 24, 2007, 07:21:26 PM
They were trying to imitate baseball with all the all-star games being during the week.  It didn't work...

Duh Bettman, baseball's all-star game is in the summer, when there's no other sports interfering.  Hockey's is in the middle of Super Bowl hype and the NBA.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on January 24, 2007, 08:11:59 PM
They were trying to imitate baseball with all the all-star games being during the week.  It didn't work...

Duh Bettman, baseball's all-star game is in the summer, when there's no other sports interfering.  Hockey's is in the middle of Super Bowl hype and the NBA and American Idol.


FTFY
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 24, 2007, 08:17:56 PM
So, anyone else actually watching the all-star game?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2007, 09:07:28 PM
I had no idea this was going on. Wow.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 24, 2007, 09:50:21 PM
The NHL all-star game is nothing like regular hockey.  Probably less like the regular game than any other sport, including football's.

Though this is probably Bettman's dream NHL.  And so the pussification of the National Hockey League continues.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 24, 2007, 09:58:08 PM
VS is doing their own idiotic celebrity interviews.

Of course, the NFL gets Sly Stallone.

The NHL gets some wrestler guy named Edge.  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 29, 2007, 05:53:34 PM
0.7 rating....and during its time period, it was only the 18th-most watched show on TV in the host city  :-D

Yahoo writer has had enough of Bettman (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AiJknPEDBX.hlNxoY_OBvbh7vLYF?slug=dw-bettman012907&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 29, 2007, 09:24:20 PM
0.7 rating....and during its time period, it was only the 18th-most watched show on TV in the host city  :-D

Yahoo writer has had enough of Bettman (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AiJknPEDBX.hlNxoY_OBvbh7vLYF?slug=dw-bettman012907&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)

Mike and Mike this morning said how the all-star game was outdone by TV Land showing 50-year-old reruns of Andy Griffith.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 29, 2007, 09:27:11 PM
not surprising..im one of the few people who like hockey and i refuse to watch the all-star game

the nba all star game is the only one worth anything and thats not even that good
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 29, 2007, 11:19:24 PM
no all star game is that good.

nhl=dead
nfl=n/a
mlb=everyone good out by the 4th inning
nba=stupid alleyoops and shtein until the last 2 minutes when they kinda seriously ball but still dont really care

nuke all star games.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on February 25, 2007, 04:10:13 PM
Former St. Louis Blue Kieth Tkachuk traded to Atlanta for a first round pick in 2007, a third round pick in 2007 and and second round pick in 2008 plus Glen Metropolit. If Atlanta re-signs Tkachuk this summer the Blues will receive an additional first round pick in 2008.

Great deal for the Blues.

Billy Guerin is next, and he's been a better player than Walt.  Hopefully, the Blues can top that deal in Guerin's trade (unless they now decide to give him a 2-year extension, which I would be in favor of).
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on February 25, 2007, 05:23:09 PM
poker after dark, which comes on at 2:00 in the morning, is watched by more people than the nhl. granted, 3/4ths of the audience probably passed out in the middle of leno and didnt turn the tv off...but still. sad.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 25, 2007, 05:57:21 PM
St Louis raped the Thrashers today getting Sloppy seconds after the flyers hit them up yesterday.  Great move for your team Demon
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 27, 2007, 12:51:13 PM
Another Blues trade:  Bill Guerin to San Jose for the Devils' 1st-rd pick
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 27, 2007, 02:08:04 PM
Paul Mara(boston) to the Rangers for Adam Hall

Laraque to Pittsburg, they'll at least have someone stick up for all the pests on that team

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on February 27, 2007, 02:19:27 PM
Bertuzzi to Detroit
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 27, 2007, 02:29:46 PM
Crazy trades today.  This is the most active trade deadline that i can remember for the NHL
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 27, 2007, 02:50:11 PM
Bertuzzi to Detroit

He should be in jail, but Detroit's close.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on February 27, 2007, 04:25:36 PM
Zubrus (Former Flyer) was dealt to the Sabres for Jiri Novotny and a 1st rd pick
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 27, 2007, 06:23:36 PM
The Islanders got Ryan Smyth from Edmonton for 2 prospects and a #1 pick

Columbus picked up Brian Boucher off waivers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 27, 2007, 09:16:40 PM
I heart my Brian Boucher jersey.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on March 08, 2007, 11:54:55 PM
On the anniversary of the Bertuzzi cheap shot, Chris Simon does one of his own (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ht6RyAI9370)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 09, 2007, 12:07:53 AM
This is why people don't like the nhl. Get the thuggery and cheap shots out of the game. No ones wants to go to a hockey game and watch stupid pasty white canadians fight with each other. Suspend this douche for the rest of the year. And next year. Set a damn example.

Also, if anyone in the mainstream media picks this up, it won't get the same negative press as the panzy little fight between the Knicks and Nuggets. White people can fight and cheap shot each other and its whatever, but when black basketball tattooed rappers do it its like a gang war.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on March 09, 2007, 07:20:58 AM
Shut the farg up.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 09, 2007, 07:30:34 AM
That was a borderline clean check, Simon had his front to the boards. Regardless, it was a cheap shot by Simon. Rangers got the PP and scored the GW goal so justice was served.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 09, 2007, 07:56:02 AM
HOlleweg got what he deserved.  The guy never fights, talks trash all day long, and always makes dirty hits.  He's a puzzy and i'm happy Simon chopped him
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on March 09, 2007, 08:14:06 AM
MDS, you're a Hoyda. Get the farg off this thread.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 09, 2007, 01:02:38 PM
No, bitch, I'm right. This isn't good hockey, this doesn't belong in the game. Perhaps if people stopped having girlie fights and hitting each other over the head with their sticks like a couple of retards, more people would actually be interested in the nhl.

I really do wish this league goes under, or at least they fire Bettman. But the nhl does have a loyal, rich fans in each city that can keep the sport afloat. It's just that hockey is an awsome game, and it's being ruined by the style of nhl play.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on March 09, 2007, 01:20:52 PM
mds called me a bitch.

wah.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 09, 2007, 01:35:24 PM
No, bitch, I'm right. This isn't good hockey, this doesn't belong in the game. Perhaps if people stopped having girlie fights and hitting each other over the head with their sticks like a couple of retards, more people would actually be interested in the nhl.

such the irony...the nhl has all but eliminated fighting since the strike...yet as you like to point out they get 'lower ratings than bowling'...so make your mind up...less fighting more veiwers???...im confused here

ive never seen someone who doesnt watch a sport have so many thoughts about it (even if they are all incorrect)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 09, 2007, 02:52:24 PM
Is it proven that fighting brings in viewers? The biggest problem with the nhl is the season is too long, the competition is watered down, the play in cities where they've never seen snow, and they are on some cable channel no ones ever heard of.

Again, I really do like hockey. It's just that the nhl is garbage and doesn't deserve support. The only way to bring change is to make it hurt in the leagues pockets. By going to games and watching it on tv, you aren't hurting them.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on March 09, 2007, 02:55:18 PM
i can't wait to not hurt them on Saturday
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 09, 2007, 03:00:58 PM
Is it proven that fighting brings in viewers?

no...i dont think it has a tangible effect either way...the point is having less fighting def doesnt bring in more fans as you always like to throw out there

and fighting is loved by the real fans...the base of people you always bring up as being a loyal and strong following....so if nothign else keeping fighting in the game makes them happy

what they need to do is stop trying to bring hockey to people who dont like it

the commissioner should not be a lawyer from nyc..fire him and replace him with a hockey guy from canada

contract about six teams

give more attention to your core constituency

start trying to maximize the money you can make instead of trying to find new money you cant make
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on March 09, 2007, 04:38:16 PM
Is it proven that fighting brings in viewers?

no...i dont think it has a tangible effect either way...the point is having less fighting def doesnt bring in more fans as you always like to throw out there

and fighting is loved by the real fans...the base of people you always bring up as being a loyal and strong following....so if nothign else keeping fighting in the game makes them happy

what they need to do is stop trying to bring hockey to people who dont like it

the commissioner should not be a lawyer from nyc..fire him and replace him with a hockey guy from canada

contract about six teams

give more attention to your core constituency

start trying to maximize the money you can make instead of trying to find new money you cant make

This is a good post.

So who's logged into IGY's computer?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on March 12, 2007, 01:08:58 PM
I don't know who this Koci guy is but this is an awesome statline

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Boxscore&gameNumber=1029&season=20062007&gameType=2 (http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Boxscore&gameNumber=1029&season=20062007&gameType=2)

2:31 of ice time, 3 fights, and 42 penalty minutes
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 12, 2007, 01:38:23 PM
koci is is a monster ive seen him listed as tall as 6-7 and 245

heres one of those fights and a great one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLkqn4mp4IM
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on March 12, 2007, 01:53:34 PM
wow, that was his first nhl game too.  he's my new favorite player.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on March 13, 2007, 12:19:34 AM
The Ed That Saved Pittsburgh (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2796552)

New arena in 2009-10
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 13, 2007, 12:20:51 AM
Alright Doctor J., go ahead and inject yourself with some std's.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 18, 2007, 12:25:46 PM
Tootoo for President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn05Q5yxmPY)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 18, 2007, 12:50:24 PM
Tootoo for President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn05Q5yxmPY)

So, what did that get... two for roughing, since the gloves weren't off?  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on March 20, 2007, 01:57:24 PM
i got on here to post that exact clip.  dude just walked straight into it.  and he actually got a double minor.

but he was suspended five games for it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on March 20, 2007, 02:01:52 PM
how is that a sucker punch?  dude was looking right at him.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 20, 2007, 02:03:50 PM
Mike Modano is one of the bigger bitches in the NHL.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 20, 2007, 02:05:10 PM
yeah he is, he was swatting his stick as he tried to skate away  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 20, 2007, 03:46:20 PM
Jagr and Crosby are bigger bitches.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 20, 2007, 04:11:44 PM
Thats because Jagr is a Europuss, and Crosby has a vagina
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on March 20, 2007, 05:14:39 PM
Cindy is the biggest bitch around.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: mcnabbmvp on March 21, 2007, 12:46:44 AM
NBC heart Cindy Crosby
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 08, 2007, 07:17:46 PM
Eastern Conference
1 Buffalo vs 8 NY Islanders
2 New Jersey vs 7 Tampa Bay
3 Atlanta vs 6 NY Rangers
4 Ottawa vs 5 Pittsburgh

Western Conference
1 Detroit vs 8 Calgary
2 Anaheim vs 7 Minnesota
3 Vancouver vs 6 Dallas
4 Nashville vs 5 San Jose


I'll say Buffalo vs Vancouver in the Cup finals...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 08, 2007, 11:36:41 PM
I say nobody cares.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 08, 2007, 11:45:41 PM
If you have Ed's matchup...then no one cares at all. 

farging bettman had better understand this league needs big names/big teams in the Cup to bring back fans. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 08, 2007, 11:48:57 PM
They wouldn't care about Red Wings/Rangers either because the NHL sucks at marketing in the USA...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 09, 2007, 01:02:26 AM
Two Canadian teams would give me anti-NHL boners.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 09, 2007, 11:20:09 AM
Nashville/Atlanta would be a hilarious final.  Reruns of "Reba" or "Iron Chef" would get better ratings.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 09, 2007, 11:33:39 AM
thats about what it would take to make the NHL collapse in on itself like a dying star.  Thanks Bettman  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on April 12, 2007, 12:25:57 AM
Luongo just choked away a 2 goal lead in the 3rd period.

4-4 now.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on April 12, 2007, 02:46:08 AM
4 min away from going to 4 OT. This game was good in regulation, but there have been very few good scoring opps in the OT periods.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 12, 2007, 11:05:10 AM
wow...that Vancouver game didn't end until around 3:30....2 mins left in the 4th OT and the Sedin twins connected for the winning goal.  Luongo had 72 saves
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 12, 2007, 12:32:18 PM
I'm sure the ratings were through the roof.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 12, 2007, 12:37:33 PM
If it was on ESPN, it would have gotten a .000002, but since it was VS, it was probably half of that.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 12, 2007, 12:52:56 PM
Im suprised IGY hasnt appeard to talk about his boy Luongo. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 12, 2007, 12:59:05 PM
what else can be said about the best goalie in the world
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on April 12, 2007, 05:34:51 PM
I actually stayed up to finish that game. They were all dead tired. I kinda wanted to see how long they could go before passing out.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 12, 2007, 07:50:30 PM
If it was on ESPN, it would have gotten a .000002, but since it was VS, it was probably half of that.

You have to have Comcast to get Versus. No other cable outlet is essentially going to give their competitor a chance to advertise unless they have to (CSN being in all local households, regardless of cable operator). The NHL was monumentally stupid to sign a deal with Comcast. Perhaps the coverage is better geared towards hockey fans than it was on ESPN, but there are like 3 hockey fans. Morons.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 12, 2007, 08:39:00 PM
but at least Versus is run by smart people.

the only way i would've watched a playoff game tonight is on channel 207, Versus Hi Def, but they don't have hockey on, they have women's golf, and it's not even HD, just on the HD channel
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on April 13, 2007, 11:55:09 AM
If it was on ESPN, it would have gotten a .000002, but since it was VS, it was probably half of that.

You have to have Comcast to get Versus. No other cable outlet is essentially going to give their competitor a chance to advertise unless they have to (CSN being in all local households, regardless of cable operator). The NHL was monumentally stupid to sign a deal with Comcast. Perhaps the coverage is better geared towards hockey fans than it was on ESPN, but there are like 3 hockey fans. Morons.

I have versus, and it's on Charter Cable.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 13, 2007, 02:49:48 PM
Good for you.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 19, 2007, 09:57:41 PM
The Crosbys have been eliminated in 5 games  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 19, 2007, 10:02:54 PM
Bahaha. That, besides with Rangers, was the NHL's biggest draw. They are virtually assured a Finals that no one will watch.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 20, 2007, 09:54:19 AM
Eat shtein Cindy.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 20, 2007, 09:57:24 AM
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/jeepwrang1994/bsrb.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 20, 2007, 10:02:03 AM
That picture really still creeps me out.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 20, 2007, 10:03:06 AM
I never heard the stories why Recchi is/was considered a back-stabber
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 20, 2007, 10:07:04 AM
ive never heard that either

i always assumed the picture was supposed to be about recchi once being marios right hand guy and now being jealous of crosby...with how mario took crosby in his house and butt plugged him in the basement on the regular
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 20, 2007, 10:09:35 AM
on real hardcore Flyer boards, Recchi is somewhat hated and called back-stabber.  I don't know why though
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 20, 2007, 10:30:48 AM
Honestly Sun, i think its just that he goes back to Pitt and talks it up so much.  I find it hilarious how quickly the mention of his name gets people so fired up over there. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 20, 2007, 10:52:19 AM
thats why i stopped going to team specific message boards....the lunatic factor is always off the charts
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 20, 2007, 10:56:46 AM
You're currently on an eagles site right?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 20, 2007, 11:00:35 AM
no i mean the main board like tate

isnt the flyer phans board either on the team website and/or by far the highest traffic flyers board out there...in other words like the "official" flyers message board
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 20, 2007, 11:14:02 AM
This one is the FlyersPhans part of the whole Lamana boards.  But Sun is right, its a bunch of crazy people there,  same as here   :evil
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 20, 2007, 11:19:16 AM
Wake me up when someone wins the Stanley Cup.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Zanshin on April 20, 2007, 12:53:14 PM
Holy shtein, you mean there's still hockey?  I heard rumors, but I thought it was a Loch Ness Monster type thing.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on April 20, 2007, 01:04:43 PM
Holy shtein, you mean there's still hockey?  I heard rumors, but I thought it was a Loch Ness Monster type thing.

No way, the Loch Ness Monster has been seen way more times.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 20, 2007, 03:10:47 PM
this is cool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgLmH4PuR-I)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 20, 2007, 09:21:30 PM
I'm happy he's playing in a small market in Canada where they have zero chance to market him. farg you Gary Bettman.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 24, 2007, 07:05:54 AM
Ex-Flyer Scott Mellanby expected to retire. (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-thrashers-mellanby&prov=ap&type=lgns)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 24, 2007, 07:22:33 AM
The last of the 80's Flyers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 24, 2007, 07:50:26 AM
Vancouver beat Dallas last night in a great game
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 24, 2007, 08:07:37 AM
the vanouver throwbacks are so dope

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/media.canada.com/gallery/canucks_playoffs/vs_canucks_playoffs_042507_02_375.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 24, 2007, 08:15:13 AM
I'm with IGY on that, they brought back memories. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 24, 2007, 08:21:06 AM
i like them even better than the old version...the colors are more defined now and the green is much brighter

so cool
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 24, 2007, 09:53:43 AM
i think the current canucks jerseys are one of the best in the league too.  as far as modern ones.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 24, 2007, 12:09:51 PM
canucks-senators series still in the mix. low ratings boners.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 24, 2007, 12:38:38 PM
Look at the #8 seed and compare them to the #1 seed now.  Is there really that big a difference in terms of talent?

Yes.  Buffalo is a hell of a lot better than either New York team

Really?

The Rangers are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games, Ed. 

Buffalo is 4-4-2.

Over the entire season Buffalo & Nashville have been better but when the playoffs come any team at the bottom has just as much of a chance to advance as those on top.

Buffalo takes out the #8 seed in 5 games.

STFU Rome? 8)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 02, 2007, 11:19:52 PM
Conference finals look like Anaheim/San Jose and Buffalo/Ottawa. Haha eat you stupid NHL fans. No one will care!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 03, 2007, 09:39:57 AM
san jose and buffalo series are tied 2-2 genius

ps- no one is gonna care no matter who makes the finals
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 03, 2007, 10:00:03 PM
luongo just played maybe the best period of goal ive seen all year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 03, 2007, 10:06:10 PM
You were the only one watching.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 04, 2007, 02:05:28 AM
Yeah Luongo.

Vancouver gone in 5.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 04, 2007, 05:24:30 AM
Luongo choked when it mattered most.

Gimme Esche any day of the week.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 04, 2007, 06:36:34 AM
melrose said today not only should luongo win the vezina (which is a lock) he should also win MVP of the league

even scott van pelt hardly a hockey guy was like this guy is unreal

last night he was just insane

56 shots 54 saves on the road in a game where his team had 26 shots...the guy is the best goalie since roy...yes better than brodeur...hard to believe hes been traded twice
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 04, 2007, 10:05:55 PM
Rangers choke.

Score with like 3-4 min left to make it 1-0, then give up a goal with 7.7 left and lose in OT.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: dis12 on May 06, 2007, 01:41:48 PM
although I'm from NJ, I hate the fargin Devils.  I am sooo glad they lost.  now if the Rangers can lose too, my weekend is complete.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 06, 2007, 05:18:44 PM
Rangers out too

Buffalo/Ottawa in the Eastern Conference final

fun (http://youtube.com/watch?v=2R8maaJPeFE)

more fun (http://youtube.com/watch?v=nYqPZhlL4Jo)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 06, 2007, 05:23:18 PM
Rangers out too

Buffalo/Ottawa in the Eastern Conference final

fun (http://youtube.com/watch?v=nYqPZhlL4Jo)

What are the odds that Lindy Ruff will actually break down in tears during the series?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on May 07, 2007, 09:19:14 AM
farg the Rangers. I'm so glad they're out.

I hate Ottawa and Buffalo too, but not as much as NY and NJ.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 07, 2007, 09:22:13 AM
LOL - can you imagine the television ratings for Buffalo/Ottawa?

 :-D

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 07, 2007, 09:25:22 AM
Frankly, for a hockey fan, Ottawa/Buffalo is about as good as it gets in the playoffs. Two teams with lots of firepower and goalies who have been playing very well. Bad blood from the scrape they got into earlier this season. Excellent coaches and star power. I'm really excited about that series.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 07, 2007, 09:30:08 AM
You and rougly 50,000 idiots from Southern Canada (aka upstate New York) will have their eyes glued to the series.

Otherwise, people will be tuning in to the African Watering Hole Channel with more regularity.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 07, 2007, 09:32:34 AM
Everyone's obsession with TV and ratings and whatnot does far too much to justify MDS' presence on this board. Cut it out.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2007, 11:58:06 AM
its especially stupid when it comes to hockey...even if the rangers were in it there would be no one watching...the ratings difference btwn rangers senators and buffalo senators would be nill

remember yankees mets being the lowest rated world series ever?





Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 07, 2007, 12:18:59 PM
I win. Me. Me. Me.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 07, 2007, 01:18:11 PM
Everyone's obsession with TV and ratings and whatnot does far too much to justify MDS' presence on this board. Cut it out.

I win. Me. Me. Me.

 :poison
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 07, 2007, 08:16:46 PM
Frankly, for a hockey fan, Ottawa/Buffalo is about as good as it gets in the playoffs. Two teams with lots of firepower and goalies who have been playing very well. Bad blood from the scrape they got into earlier this season. Excellent coaches and star power. I'm really excited about that series.

Amen to that.  I just want to see that idiot Lindy Ruff cry like a woman.

Should be an incredible series.  GO SENATORS!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 07, 2007, 11:37:35 PM
Detroit eliminated San Jose tonight

Wings/Ducks Western final
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 10, 2007, 09:57:37 PM
The Bills... err... I mean Sabres got farging smoked tonight.  It was 5-2 and if it wasn't for Miller it could have been 10-2.

Total domination by the Sens.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 13, 2007, 01:34:58 PM
Buffalo is f'ed

GET BRIERE

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070513/capt.b0f4e1079b4941fa82dcbe7c7af39281.senators_sabres_hockey_nydd109.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 13, 2007, 03:30:08 PM
Buffalo is f'ed

GET BRIERE

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070513/capt.b0f4e1079b4941fa82dcbe7c7af39281.senators_sabres_hockey_nydd109.jpg)

That was one heck of a game.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 14, 2007, 12:10:26 AM
if you arent down with that right wing nut al michaels then peep this...even if youre this is a great video

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fztlLwgSFCg

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fztlLwgSFCg
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 14, 2007, 09:28:13 AM
Buffalo is f'ed

GET BRIERE

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070513/capt.b0f4e1079b4941fa82dcbe7c7af39281.senators_sabres_hockey_nydd109.jpg)

That was one heck of a game.
I still want no parts of Briere, he was invisible the entire game until that point.  His game is too much finesse and cheapshots.  He's going to command too much money and if they get him, his albatross of a contract will hold the team back.  They have no shot at the cup next year, just get a Dman and a nice priced playmaker on offense.  Wait till after next season to target Iginla, Marleau, Thornton, or whoever pop's up who isnt as much as a gamble as Danielle is. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 19, 2007, 05:17:54 PM
bye bye frauds

I mean Sabres  :-D :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 22, 2007, 11:09:06 PM
Ottawa/Anaheim

RATINGS!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 22, 2007, 11:11:46 PM
Haha. I hope they get under 1 rating point. farg Bettman.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 31, 2007, 08:23:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzuuTn4GSuA
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on May 31, 2007, 08:31:26 AM
that was funny as hell
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 31, 2007, 12:03:54 PM
Haha, is that a reason to finally watch Versus?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 04, 2007, 03:54:22 PM
theyve played 3 games in the stanley cup finals and no one cares at all. this sport is dead. its a shame.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 04, 2007, 04:00:33 PM
what did the ratings look like saturday night MDS?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 04, 2007, 04:57:42 PM
Probably something like 0.4 (400,000 homes)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 04, 2007, 05:12:26 PM
way to steal todd's thunder.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 04, 2007, 05:54:48 PM
Probably something like 0.4 (400,000 homes)
we todd did
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 04, 2007, 06:41:47 PM
1.2/0.5 for saturday

around 2 million homes. yippie.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 05, 2007, 08:22:12 AM
Don Cherry and Bret Hull were awsome last night, they called out the NHL, the officials, Bettman, players.  Just great
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2007, 08:48:33 AM
NBC on Saturday night drew a pathetic 1.5 overnight rating.  That means about 1.1 million households in the United States of America, population about 301 million, watched the game. NBC must be thrilled how this hockey thing is working out.

We caught some of Ottawa's thrilling, 5-3 victory over Anaheim, meaning we were one of, what, 28 people in the state of New Jersey watching the
proceedings.

It was a great, hard-hitting hockey game, with terrific goals, including a controversial kick-in goal by Ottawa, which was down 2-0 in the series and needed a win.

It even had some old-school playoff drama when Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger elbowed forward Dean McAmmond square in the noggin. Pronger was suspended from last night's game.

We couldn't watch the first two games, on Versus, but we weren't alone. Game 1 was watched by 523,000 homes and Game 2 by 446,000.

And it reminds us (ouch) that the Flyers haven't played a game in 58 days, and counting.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Cerevant on June 05, 2007, 09:12:09 AM
The NHL is only still in business because of Canada.  Given that the population of Canada is less than that of California, things don't look good for the NHL...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2007, 09:19:51 AM
The NHL is only still in business because of Canada

this couldnt be farther from the truth
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 05, 2007, 09:23:56 AM
Cherry says go back to Rockem Sockem (http://youtube.com/watch?v=b3FwRoBoYuM)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Feva on June 05, 2007, 09:25:54 AM
You and rougly 50,000 idiots from Southern Canada (aka upstate New York) will have their eyes glued to the series.

Otherwise, people will be tuning in to the African Watering Hole Channel with more regularity.

farg you, hurricane boy...  :flipoff


Yeah, yeah... I know it's almost a month late, but how often is a black man really gonna visit the NHL thread?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 05, 2007, 11:46:27 AM
ha

Give a brutha some support! (before his team is eliminated tomorrow night)

(http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/allan_muir/06/21/inside.nhl/p1_goalies.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 05, 2007, 12:19:16 PM
This hockey season has been an abortion by coat hangar.  First the Flyers shtein the bed and now we're left to watch two teams no one could possibly give a shtein about in 99% of the country.

Yay expansion.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 05, 2007, 12:25:26 PM
Actually its been a good series, i like Anaheim out west.  The problem is no one cares because fights arent there, its a penalty fest.  There is no real pimping of the sport, the lockout killed any momentum the league may have had which was already dwindleing. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 05, 2007, 01:22:50 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=b3FwRoBoYuM
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Cerevant on June 05, 2007, 01:31:44 PM
The NHL is only still in business because of Canada

this couldnt be farther from the truth

What a tremendously insightful argument.  ::)

Well, you are probably right - corporate season ticket holders keep the NHL in business.  Let's say Canada keeps the NHL on TV.  Where in the US has the NHL on OLN and VS (or are they the same thing?), Canada has it on TSN (ESPN Canada) and the CBC.  Also, while Canadian teams get most of the love up here, I spot people with Flyers, Rangers, etc. gear up here.  I get the impression that being a Flyers fan in this (Toronto) area is like being a Cowboys fan in the northeast US.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2007, 01:31:49 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=b3FwRoBoYuM

(http://www.newseum.org/cybernewseum/exhibits/dateline_moon/images/papers.gif)[
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 05, 2007, 01:34:55 PM
yes, the first time Don Cherry is on American television is the same as reporting that someone landed on the moon.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 05, 2007, 01:37:44 PM
(http://www.hhcc.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/Back_to_the_Future.jpg)
http://www.concretefield.com/forum/index.php?topic=15896.msg527505#msg527505 (http://www.concretefield.com/forum/index.php?topic=15896.msg527505#msg527505)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 05, 2007, 01:39:03 PM
you kill yourself too
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 05, 2007, 01:39:36 PM
you kill yourself too
Almost there, alcoholism and Super Aids
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 05, 2007, 01:45:00 PM
nice
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 06, 2007, 01:39:50 PM
i was just reading that game 2 of the nhl finals set the record for lowest rated prime time program ever

not nhl final game
not nhl playoff game
not nhl game
not even sporting event
the lowest rated prime time SHOW ever

of all the things that have ever been on tv btwn 8 and 11pm this was the lowest rated
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 06, 2007, 01:41:25 PM
It was lower than a re rerun of the West Wing from 2005  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 06, 2007, 02:01:30 PM
game 2 on oln? or game 3 on nbc? the 1.2 might be nbc's lowest or something, but im sure upn or the wb or now the cw has had something lower at some point, at least in repeats.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 06, 2007, 02:04:32 PM
whatever the nbc game was...they of course are talking about major primtime network tv...and of course it scored higher than something on upn...youre smarter than that...well not really.....but about tv you usually are
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 06, 2007, 10:36:45 PM
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are your 2007 Stanley Cup Champions!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 06, 2007, 10:38:13 PM
canada sucks  :-D

USA! USA!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 06, 2007, 10:43:18 PM
"...and it only took them 14 years!"

shut the f*** up, Gary
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 06, 2007, 10:47:33 PM
Bettman also bragging about how alive hockey is in California and how they are the first west team in win the Cup. Idiot. He got booed from the Ducks crowd and they just won the Cup. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 06, 2007, 10:51:20 PM
The only reason I care is because I picked the Ducks at the beginning of the playoffs.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 06, 2007, 11:22:52 PM
I can't believe that the TV Ratings nerds have hijacked this thread. This matchup was exactly what the Cup should be about. Potent offense versus the prototypical playoff defense. TV Ratings or no TV Ratings, this offseason and the final in particular was exactly what hockey should be about.

TV sucks. Sports rule.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2007, 12:16:57 AM
They go hand in hand, Jessie. That's where all the money comes from.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 07, 2007, 07:30:36 AM
i watched 0 seconds of playoff hockey this year.  nba playoffs were too good.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 07, 2007, 07:52:28 AM
I know where the ratings stand, but it was a very good cup series.  Had to love the Anaheim fans booing Bettman on sight.  Anaheim deserved this cup, they played consistent all year, especially when it counted
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 07, 2007, 08:35:10 AM
No one watches boxing on TV, or hurling (an insane Irish sport), or lacrosse, or rugby, all of which are great sports. Classic sports. The fact that this entire thread has been tainted by talk of television is the most non-hetero thing that MDS has done since he made his anti-collar-popper tirade. Grow some farging balls and enjoy an outstanding sport instead of talking about TV ratings. Woman.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 07, 2007, 08:43:36 AM
Is hurling some type of organized Irish drinking game i dont know about?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 07, 2007, 08:51:20 AM
It's a farging crazy irish sport that mixes Rugby and Australian rules football with field hockey/hockey/baseball/lacrosse. The players have bats and the goal it to beat this hard field-hockey-like ball into a goal. The first game I ever watched, this dude farging wailed a shot at the goal and nailed the goalie (who was wearing no protection of any sort) right in the head. Blood everywhere. Dude was unconscious for several minutes. They brought him around with smelling salts, wrapped his smashed up head in a cloth to keep the blood out of his eyes and HE DIDN'T LEAVING THE fargING GAME. That's a real man, and a real sport, right there.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 07, 2007, 09:25:34 AM
Sounds like Thunderball (http://www.uprightcitizens.org/11/index.html)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2007, 12:26:50 PM
Quote
NBC's 1.8/3 was good for fourth
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 07, 2007, 01:01:52 PM
Shut up you farging woman.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 07, 2007, 01:06:20 PM
I wonder what kind of ratings numbers hurling matches would bring in the U.S.?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 07, 2007, 01:28:55 PM
Dead.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2007, 03:43:50 PM
Shut up you farging woman.

It only beat One Tree Hill and Hidden Palms. You know you care.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 07, 2007, 11:53:09 PM
What only beat them? And at what?

Are you saying that hockey beat those mind-dump tv shows at something? Super. Who farging cares? What does that have to do with anything? Are you comparing One Tree Hill to the stanley cup finals, you walking vagina?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2007, 12:40:59 AM
I'll just keep piling it on. Tyler Perry's House of Payne had slightly less than double the viewers. That's on cable.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 08, 2007, 08:10:09 AM
You are a gaping wet meathole. You love penises. Etc.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2007, 01:23:45 PM
We're gonna have so much fun when I come to visit you.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 08, 2007, 01:28:48 PM
I almost look forward to it. It's always fun watching youngsters try to keep up with my alcohol consumption. Making you barf up your organs would be worth the stain you'd leave on my couch.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2007, 02:53:17 PM
Good luck getting me to do that. Just makes sure you have some good weed.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 08, 2007, 02:59:32 PM
Ha! Like I'd share my squeef with you.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2007, 03:04:09 PM
I'll pack the bowl if you roll the blunt.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 08, 2007, 03:11:10 PM
You'll get drunk and like it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 08, 2007, 03:16:21 PM
I can't argue with you. You're too masculine and powerful.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 08, 2007, 03:43:13 PM
Get a room you sherpa guides.

Bah!  Greatest filter ever.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: dis12 on June 10, 2007, 02:00:01 PM
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and more than 15,000 fans celebrated the Anaheim Ducks' Stanley Cup title Saturday night.

Some fans who jammed the south parking lot of the Honda Center brought homemade replicas of the cup, and some bought souvenir game pucks in Stanley Cup-shaped cases.

The Ducks won the NHL title with a 6-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, ending the series in five games in front of their home fans.

Schwarzenegger told the crowd that he had spoken with Canada's prime minister in Ottawa after the Ducks lost Game 3 and warned him that, "We'll be back."

"Then, when it came to the last game, it was, 'Hasta la vista, baby!"' Schwarzenegger said.

Ducks players arrived in a black double-decker bus, escorted by an honor guard of motorcycle police and fire engines.

The cup was flown in by helicopter to the strains of Richard Wagner's "Flight of the Valkyries."

Once the helicopter landed, Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer took the cup and gave it to his teammates, who passed it around as they walked to a red-carpeted stage while being showered with confetti.

"Anybody who has won individual honors would trade them for the Stanley Cup," said defenseman Chris Pronger, who won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player and the Norris Trophy as its best defenseman in 2000.

Teemu Selanne received the loudest cheers. Selanne, in his second stint with the Ducks, played on his first Stanley Cup champion after 13 seasons -- and, at 36, he's not sure if he'll play another season.

Amid chants of "One more year!" Selanne declined to state whether he would retire.

"If I were Arnold, I would say 'I'll be back,'" Selanne said. "I've always dreamed about retiring on top, but the last two years here have been the best of my life."
gimme a fargin break, 15,000 fans? and how can they "jam" the parking lot?  disgusting city response!  there were more people there just to watch the game itself.
If this doesn't piss off every other NHL city, and totally embarrass the league, nothing will.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 10, 2007, 02:31:26 PM
Bettman is actually considering expanding to Las Vegas and Kansas City.  SMRT!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 10, 2007, 02:51:56 PM
gimme a fargin break, 15,000 fans? and how can they "jam" the parking lot?  disgusting city response!  there were more people there just to watch the game itself.
If this doesn't piss off every other NHL city, and totally embarrass the league, nothing will.

Unfortunately, I don't believe that Gary Bettman has the mental capacity to be embarrassed.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 11, 2007, 09:56:06 AM
the cup is finally in california where it belongs.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 11, 2007, 10:58:55 AM
Bettman is actually considering expanding to Las Vegas and Kansas City.  SMRT!

I could see relocating two teams there but actually expanding a league that already has about 10 too many teams?

Ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 11, 2007, 11:01:18 AM
He is really trying to destroy the League, its acutally hilarious. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 11, 2007, 11:05:35 AM
He is really trying to destroyed the League, its acutally hilarious. 

there you go
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 11, 2007, 11:05:57 AM
nice grammar
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 11, 2007, 02:50:38 PM
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Hard to believe this guy gets rewarded for killing an entire league!
http://sportsbusinessjournal.com/in...uestTimeout=900

Bettman, Daly get $2M raises
By TRIPP MICKLE
Staff writer
Published June 11, 2007

NHL owners rewarded Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly coming out of the lockout, giving each of them a roughly $2 million raise for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, according to the league’s tax return.

Bettman’s salary rose 57 percent from June 2005 to June 2006, topping out at $5.9 million for the first fiscal year following the lockout, which ended in July 2005. The salary includes a $400,000 contribution to his retirement plan.

Coming out of the lockout, Bettman delivered NHL owners the salary-cap and revenue-sharing systems they wanted. Since then, he has overseen two consecutive years of revenue growth, as well as the record-setting, $220 million sale of the Nashville Predators to Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie.

Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos, a member of the NHL’s executive committee, which
submitted Bettman’s salary to the board of governors for approval, said the raise was a reward for the commissioner’s work during hockey’s 2004-05 lockout.

“The owners were so happy with the way he handled the labor situation, because it was a bit like herding cats,” Karmanos said.

His salary remains a fraction of what other executives earned, according to each league’s most recent tax filing (see chart). It’s also 50 percent less than what NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue made at his peak ($11.6 million, as reported in 2003), and 60 percent less than what MLB Commissioner Bud Selig made last year.

“It looks awful when senior executives are paid when the public is suffering from the diminution of the sport, but … it’s in line with the other major sports, given the (NHL’s) franchises, the TV audiences and the attendance,” said Stephen Unger, a sports compensation consultant with KSMU in Los Angeles.

Daly, who was lead negotiator during the lockout, was rewarded, as well. His promotion from chief legal officer to deputy commissioner came with a 215 percent raise for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006. His total compensation reached $2.78 million last year. That number reflects a $113,126 contribution to his retirement plan.

“That’s a hell of a raise,” Unger said.

The return also shows that Bettman took out a $5 million loan from the league in September 2005. The loan is due in full in 2012 at the conclusion of his contract.

The league declined to explain why the loan was issued. It is Bettman’s second loan from the league. His first — for $1 million in July 2001 — is due in full in June 2008.

Loans are not uncommon for commissioners. Tagliabue took out a $5 million loan from the NFL in 1998, according to tax documents filed by the league in March 2004.

Bettman’s loan verifies his assertion that the league made a new commitment to him coming out of the lockout by extending his contract from 2008, when the $1 million loan was due, to 2012, when the $5 million loan is due.

The terms of his contract with the league were questioned by the Dallas press after this year’s NHL All-Star Game, when Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said he had been contacted by a search firm looking to fill a high-level executive position at the NHL. At the time, several media outlets speculated that Gossage might eventually replace Bettman. Bettman asserted he was under contract for several more years, and the September 2012 maturity date of the loan verifies that.

In the year after the lockout, total league office salaries rose 10 percent from their pre-lockout level to $21.3 million. Total nonexecutive salaries accounted for $15.2 million of that, rising only 6 percent from pre-lockout level.

The league cut staff drastically during the work stoppage. The total number of employees fell from 545 in March 2003 to 56 in March 2004 and 54 in March 2005. Since then, the league has increased its total staff to more than 300 employees, according to spokeswoman Bernadette Mansur.

The tax return also highlights a significant increase in reported league revenue, which rose 9 percent from pre-lockout levels to $58 million from June 2005 to June 2006.

The bulk of the league’s income came from team dues, which topped $48 million, or roughly $1.6 million a team. The additional $10 million of total revenue came largely from a mix of copyright royalties, licensing and playoff income.

The reported $58 million in revenue reflects the cost of running the league, not the league’s entire income, which topped $2.1 billion over the same period
:-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2007, 10:50:11 AM
dont get me wrong bettmen is a complete dope...but theres no one to blame other than the owners...who put greed above the health of their league
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 14, 2007, 06:28:41 PM
Mike Keenan is back

Head coach of the Flames
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 15, 2007, 12:05:21 AM
Sidney Crosby won both MVP awards

Brind'Amour won the Selke for the 2nd yr in a row
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 15, 2007, 09:14:14 AM
big ups to nik lidstrom...one of the greatest defensemen EVER who will never get the credit he deserves
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 15, 2007, 12:20:54 PM
Lindstrom is so good its scary. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 15, 2007, 12:23:14 PM
i think it's pretty retarded that there are 2 MVP awards.  but i do like the fact that the players pick one though.  it should be like that in all sports.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 15, 2007, 12:24:27 PM
plus, they should just rename the Lady Byng to Biggest Hoyda.  thats what it means.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 15, 2007, 12:33:15 PM
I guarantee that 19 year old Sidney Crosby can bench press 185 pounds.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 15, 2007, 12:35:33 PM
I hope so, he's 5 '11

You'd be surprised how many guys I see at my gym who struggle to bench that much.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 15, 2007, 12:36:28 PM
you should stop going to Curves.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 15, 2007, 12:38:03 PM
Gold's gym (they did away with the franchise so its now called Ultimate Fitness) on Grant and the Blvd. Its a muscle head gym.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 15, 2007, 12:41:16 PM
Look, I'm not tossing around weight right now. But if a professional athlete can't bench 185 pounds he should be forced to eat the turds of every adult-non-professional-athlete until he loves it and refuses to eat anything but turds.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 15, 2007, 12:41:46 PM
must be just in the Philly area because I still go to Gold's.  well I'm a member and pay them money, going is a different story.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 15, 2007, 12:47:19 PM
Its Northeast Philly near Foreman Mills. I haven't gone in 2 months - just being lazy.

Look, I'm not tossing around weight right now. But if a professional athlete can't bench 185 pounds he should be forced to eat the turds of every adult-non-professional-athlete until he loves it and refuses to eat anything but turds.

I agree with this but I also understand the taller you are the harder it is. He should have hired a personal trainer for a few months to save himself from the embarrassment.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 21, 2007, 04:40:00 PM
nhl mock

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/columnist/woodlief/2007-06-20-mock-draft_N.htm


2. Philadelphia Flyers — James vanRiemsdyk. Makes perfect sense from a marketing standpoint as he's from just up the road in New Jersey. Plus he fits what the Flyers are looking for better than anyone as a big, rugged power forward.


Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 21, 2007, 05:37:13 PM
They'll take Turris (http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=300443) assuming the Hawks pick Kane.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 07:46:32 PM
i still think they trade the pick
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 21, 2007, 07:48:21 PM
If it gets them Lecavlier, hell yeah
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 07:55:45 PM
i love how, if you drop Briere's name over at Flyersphans, they freak out
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2007, 08:14:15 PM
The Ducks re-upped Giggy.  4 years/$24M.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 21, 2007, 08:16:03 PM
NOOOO U Said HIS NAME  :crazy  He's not a bad player, i will say my only concern is he's a product of that offense, he's almost 30, and he is going to make more money than what he's worth.  Either way, its not my money, but i'd prefer to get Gomez cheap or wait until next year for the real FA's
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 08:17:06 PM
you're not going to get Gomez cheap, he'll get 6.5 or 7 because he's the best center after briere and drury
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2007, 08:23:19 PM
i love how, if you drop Briere's name over at Flyersphans, they freak out

I just read some of that.  Those clowns are worse than the fargs at the Phillies Phorum.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 08:25:10 PM
neither are as bad as the ones at Philliesphans.com
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 21, 2007, 08:26:05 PM
i also think they trade it
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2007, 08:27:36 PM
When someone starts a thread stating that Briere sucks, then yeah, it's worse than the seamheads.

BTW: He actually used the word "Danielle" in the thread.  Douchebaggery Supremo.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 08:29:06 PM
apparantly, Brad Richards may be available for trade.

would you give up #2 for him?

he has 4 years left a 7.8 million
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2007, 08:30:28 PM
Wow - $7.8M per season is a lot of coin for Richards.  I don't know about that...

The thing about Richards is he's incredibly durable.  Dook's only missed 2 games in his entire career.  He's a solid second liner but I'd rather have LeCavalier for that kind of dough.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 08:31:54 PM
yeah, but after Drury and Briere get around seven and a half, that deal might not look so bad for Richards
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 21, 2007, 08:37:56 PM
richards is better than gomez and much better than briere
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2007, 08:38:30 PM
Yeah, I guess.  His stats are pretty similar to Drury's and they're better than Briere's plus like I said he's a lot more durable than Briere.

I guess I'd think it over.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 21, 2007, 08:42:17 PM
briere is best suited to play behind a drury gomez or richards...there is no way in hell hes a number one center in this league...i dont want to have a 5'9-5/10 180 finesse guy going up against the other teams checking center who is usually a physically powerful guy
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 21, 2007, 08:43:14 PM
Supposedly Patrick Marleau is on the market.  I'd rather have him than Briere/Drury/Richards. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2007, 09:00:04 PM
briere is best suited to play behind a drury gomez or richards...there is no way in hell hes a number one center in this league...i dont want to have a 5'9-5/10 180 finesse guy going up against the other teams checking center who is usually a physically powerful guy

If he's best suited to play behind Drury then why is he #1 on the Sabres depth chart?  Why did he actually log slightly more ice time than Drury last season?

I think you guys are being way too hard on him.

Still, I already said that I'd rather have a guy like Vinnie C.  I don't know if the Flyers have enough to get him or if Tampa is crazy enough to trade him, but you never know.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 21, 2007, 09:13:04 PM
Eklund on WIP is saying that the Flyers could very well get Kane, because the Blackhawks don't want him and they want Turris, and so do the Canucks who are talking trade with Chicago.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 21, 2007, 09:15:10 PM
Elkund is a Fraud.  But i'd be perfectly happy to get Kane, Turris, Cherepanov. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 21, 2007, 09:16:47 PM
briere is best suited to play behind a drury gomez or richards...there is no way in hell hes a number one center in this league...i dont want to have a 5'9-5/10 180 finesse guy going up against the other teams checking center who is usually a physically powerful guy

If he's best suited to play behind Drury then why is he #1 on the Sabres depth chart?  Why did he actually log slightly more ice time than Drury last season?

I think you guys are being way too hard on him.

Still, I already said that I'd rather have a guy like Vinnie C.  I don't know if the Flyers have enough to get him or if Tampa is crazy enough to trade him, but you never know.

I can't imagine the Lightning would trade him in a million years.  He is the franchise right now.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 21, 2007, 09:19:04 PM
id love to come away with kane
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 21, 2007, 09:25:31 PM
Briere has a gay French name and, thus, sucks.

Get Richards.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 21, 2007, 09:27:10 PM
Plus Kane rocks the 88 sweater
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 09:34:35 PM
Kane is a small dude, but I guess that's not a problem anymore
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 21, 2007, 09:36:01 PM
I never want to see 88 on a Flyers jersey again.  Ever.  However, that means it's "retired" which I also cannot accept.

This is tough.  I'll need a while to think it through.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 09:38:28 PM
that 88 jersey you hate so much provided some of the most hockey excitement this town has seen in 30 years
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 21, 2007, 09:40:55 PM
I never want to see 88 on a Flyers jersey again.  Ever.  However, that means it's "retired" which I also cannot accept.

This is tough.  I'll need a while to think it through.
I only hate Carl Lindros these days
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 21, 2007, 09:51:45 PM
that 88 jersey you hate so much provided some of the most hockey excitement this town has seen in 30 years

Oh, so we're Lindros fans again now?  I missed that memo.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 21, 2007, 09:53:00 PM
Briere has a gay French name and, thus, sucks.

Get Richards.

Ur Ghay.  U sucK.

Get AIDS.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 09:55:22 PM
that 88 jersey you hate so much provided some of the most hockey excitement this town has seen in 30 years

Oh, so we're Lindros fans again now?  I missed that memo.

again?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 21, 2007, 09:56:50 PM
That's even worse.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 21, 2007, 10:01:11 PM
i'm sure it is...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on June 22, 2007, 12:33:44 PM
Vesa Toskala apparently was just traded to the Leafs for the 13th pick.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2007, 01:36:14 PM
so whos fired up for the big draft....phillies on the computer draft on the tv tonight

i may even have a couple drinks during them
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2007, 01:39:15 PM
Nerd.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 22, 2007, 01:41:04 PM
so whos fired up for the big draft....phillies on the computer draft on the tv tonight

i may even have a couple drinks during them
I'm actually going to the flyers draft party at chickies and petes
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 22, 2007, 01:44:39 PM
Mega-nerd
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2007, 01:44:49 PM
I'm actually going to the flyers draft party at chickies and petes


nerd
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2007, 01:48:22 PM
(http://cdn.nhl.com/capitals/images/upload/2007/06/062207_newSweaterCover.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 22, 2007, 01:50:38 PM
(http://www.scottcoates.com/NYI2008.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 22, 2007, 01:51:33 PM
I can't imagine any scenario where going to a bar makes you a nerd - mega or otherwise.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 22, 2007, 01:52:54 PM
i'm fairly certain i will go my entire life without ever watching one second of the nhl draft.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 22, 2007, 01:53:20 PM
I can't imagine any scenario where going to a bar makes you a nerd - mega or otherwise.

this is correct.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2007, 01:53:42 PM
I can't imagine any scenario where going to a bar makes you a nerd - mega or otherwise.

Going to a bar doesn't erase one's nerdiness. Believe me, I've tried.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 22, 2007, 01:57:51 PM
I can't imagine any scenario where going to a bar makes you a nerd - mega or otherwise.

Going to a bar doesn't erase one's nerdiness. Believe me, I've tried.
I like the Draft, plus when do the Flyers ever pick second overall.  Add in the fact that its a chickies and petes, table taps, wings, and crab fries. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2007, 02:04:06 PM
I can't imagine any scenario where going to a bar makes you a nerd - mega or otherwise.

i cant imagine any scenario where someone would have though we were serious....nerd
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 22, 2007, 02:07:20 PM
I can't imagine any scenario where going to a bar makes you a nerd - mega or otherwise.

i cant imagine any scenario where someone would have though we were serious....nerd
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/jeepwrang1994/hp4-18-07ee.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 22, 2007, 02:16:28 PM
That's a bit unfunny due to the article posted by IGY this morning.  It feels too soon, again.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on June 22, 2007, 02:21:33 PM
are you over it yet?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 22, 2007, 02:28:32 PM
That's a bit unfunny due to the article posted by IGY this morning.  It feels too soon, again.

eww
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 22, 2007, 02:32:15 PM
are you over it yet?

Ok, now I'm ready.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 22, 2007, 02:35:18 PM
are you over it yet?

Ok, now I'm ready.
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/jeepwrang1994/hp4-18-07ee.jpg) :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 22, 2007, 03:10:18 PM
(http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MAEA101062111_1024x768.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on June 22, 2007, 03:14:39 PM
Do you normally draft from senior beer leagues in the NHL?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2007, 03:17:22 PM
tsn mock

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?fid=11084&hubname=


2. PATRICK KANE (http://www.cybergifs.com/faces/pray.gif)
RW, London (OHL)
TSN Rank: #1
HT: 5.10 WT: 162
58 GP, 62 G, 83 A, 145 Pts Pierre McGuire Says:

He's going to fit in nicely with the Flyers' group of young forwards, including Jeff Carter, Mike Richards and Claude Giroux. Kane is ready to make the jump from junior to the NHL right away, and that will help the Flyers when they go free agent shopping. The future is extremely bright.


 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 22, 2007, 03:17:43 PM
Hey, if Chelios and Hasek are still playing, why not
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 22, 2007, 03:19:43 PM
Kane would be a great fit, Turris will be in 2 years.  Either way, its nice not having that #1 pressure. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 22, 2007, 03:20:10 PM
you're saying Kane could be on the Flyers' roster come this fall?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 22, 2007, 03:22:46 PM
From the videos i've seen, and what i've read he's excelled at the Jr's and could make a splash.  Would he be better served with one more year in the Juniors...YES.  He doesnt need to be rushed but i trust Holmgren with his development. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2007, 03:26:05 PM
if i get kane he is immediately in camp with the flyers and given every opportunity to make the team...theres no reason he cant be playing with them this year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 22, 2007, 03:27:48 PM
i would make a sign and bring it to games that said "Kane is able"
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 22, 2007, 03:38:35 PM
i would make a sign and bring it to games that said "Kane is able"

I would punch that sign in the cock.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 22, 2007, 03:41:05 PM
hurtful
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 22, 2007, 04:37:42 PM
Nashville is cleaning house.  They just traded Vokoun to Florida for a #1 and two #2s
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 25, 2007, 03:45:12 PM
pretty good article from Bill Simmons on the NHL Draft

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/070625
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 25, 2007, 04:00:37 PM
Quote
4:51: The Oilers use the sixth pick on Sam Gagner (son of Dave). We're now six-for-six for two-parent families at the NHL draft -- a higher total than the last five years of the NBA draft combined.

ha
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 26, 2007, 05:04:14 PM
Quote
St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the team has acquired the rights to center Keith Tkachuk from the Atlanta Thrashers along with a conditional 4th round draft choice in 2008 (which could become a 3rd round choice in 2009) in exchange for a conditional 1st round draft choice in 2008 (previously acquired from Atlanta on Feb. 25, 2007).

 "We have acquired the rights to Keith Tkachuk which gives us exclusive negotiating rights with him and his family prior to becoming an unrestricted free agent on July 1," said Davidson.  "Keith has played a major part for the Blues organization over the past seven seasons and played some of his finest hockey under Head Coach Andy Murray."

 The Blues traded Tkachuk to Atlanta in exchange for a first round draft choice in 2007, a third round draft choice in 2007, a second round draft choice in 2008 and forward Glen Metropolit on Feb. 25, 2007.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 26, 2007, 05:40:42 PM
How much productivity does Tkachuk have left at 35 years old?

Then again, the Thrashers basically paid a king's ransom to rent Tkachuk for the playoffs.  Well done, Thrashers.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 28, 2007, 11:00:15 AM
(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070626/capt.5d163352e3824ca49f2ba4aee780702c.rockies_cubs_baseball_cxc101.jpg)
Patrick Kane throws out first pitch at Wrigley. Looks like he's 12.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 28, 2007, 11:48:30 AM
and he throws like a bitch
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on June 28, 2007, 06:04:06 PM
Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Al MacInnis and Scott Stevens were elected to the ice hockey Hall of Fame on Thursday (http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/06/28/sports/NA-SPT-HKY-NHL-Hall-of-Fame.php)

Quote
All four players elected were on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. Other eligible players who didn't make it included Adam Oates, Igor Larionov and Claude Lemieux.

Francis, a two-time Stanley Cup winner and veteran of 23 NHL seasons, is fourth on the points list and trails only Gretzky on the all-time assists list.

MacInnis, another 23-season veteran, is third all-time in points by defensemen and helped Calgary to the Stanley Cup in 1989. And Stevens won three Cups with the New Jersey Devils.

Congrats, Chopper!

(http://sportsspecifictraining.com/newsletter2/macinnis1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 01, 2007, 09:23:07 PM
caps sign v kozlov 2 yrs 5 mil and are reportedly close on nylander

avs sign hannan and are finalist with mtl and sj for smyth

blake to the leafs 5 yrs 20 mil

ouellet to the lightning

j sim to the isle

sarich to calgary

niedermeyer heavy lean to retirement which is why the ducks signed schneider
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on July 02, 2007, 12:21:14 AM
Paul Kariya to the Blues - 3 years.

Over a point per game the last two years in Nashville, playing 82 games per season each season.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on July 03, 2007, 11:30:47 AM
4:52: Just for fun between picks, Bettman slips on a T-shirt that reads, "WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET FIRED?" (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/070625)

Funny ass article about the NHL draft.  This here is prime comedy.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 03, 2007, 11:45:54 AM
It was also funny a week ago when IGY posted it in the *real* hockey thread.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 03, 2007, 11:59:27 AM
It was also funny a week ago when IGY posted it in the *real* hockey thread.

Or Sun's in this same thread less than 10 posts before Demon's.  ;)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on July 03, 2007, 12:06:10 PM
we're all awful
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 03, 2007, 03:37:43 PM
Zubrus to the Devils....6-yr deal
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on July 03, 2007, 04:04:32 PM
Ducks sign Bertuzzi.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-ducks-bertuzzi&prov=ap&type=lgns (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-ducks-bertuzzi&prov=ap&type=lgns)

It's bad enough there is a team named after a crappy Disney movie but how embarrasing is it that they'll probably win another one.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Father Demon on July 03, 2007, 05:46:44 PM
It was also funny a week ago when IGY posted it in the *real* hockey thread.
It was also funny a week ago when IGY posted it in the *real* hockey thread.

Or Sun's in this same thread less than 10 posts before Demon's.  ;)

Double whoops...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 04, 2007, 08:22:23 AM
I didn't read it anyway.  Bill Simmons was mildly amusing for a few years, but his shtick is tired now.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 04, 2007, 08:28:58 AM
I didn't read it anyway.  Bill Simmons was mildly amusing for a few years, but his shtick is tired now.
FF, it was actually good.  Maybe because i watched some of the draft and had the same thoughts.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 04, 2007, 11:47:15 AM
Quote
Roenick Will Retire
Today @ 10:53 AM ET | Comments (5)
Jeremy Roenick will announce his retirement shortly ... I will update later ...

One of the great American hockey players who never won a Stanley Cup. He came OHHH so close in '04. If the Flyers had beaten the Tampa Bay Lightning, they would have beaten Calgary in the Final and J.R. would have had his Cup.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 04, 2007, 11:51:49 AM
Quote
Roenick Will Retire
Today @ 10:53 AM ET | Comments (5)
Jeremy Roenick will announce his retirement shortly ... I will update later ...

One of the great American hockey players who never won a Stanley Cup. He came OHHH so close in '04. If the Flyers had beaten the Tampa Bay Lightning, they would have beaten Calgary in the Final and J.R. would have had his Cup.

 :'(
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 04, 2007, 11:52:45 AM
It wasn't a given we would have beaten Calgary but we did match up better against them then we did Tampa.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 04, 2007, 02:11:26 PM
iginla re upped for 5 years
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 04, 2007, 02:12:21 PM
iginla re upped for 5 years
BOOOOO   Great signing by Calgary, Hopefully they cant afford Phaneuf and the Flyers can snatch him up  >:D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 04, 2007, 06:11:13 PM
Ex-Flyer Ruslan Fedotenko (the guy that was traded for Pitkanen then killed them in the 2004 playoffs) signed with the Islanders
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on July 06, 2007, 11:57:40 AM
Edmonton signed Thomas Vanek to a 7 year, 50 million offer sheet.

If Buffalo doesn't match, the Sabres get 4 first round picks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 06, 2007, 12:06:33 PM
damn buffalo is getting raped in fa
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 06, 2007, 12:51:25 PM
Buffalo matched
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 06, 2007, 12:53:16 PM
Where did you see that, SD?  Sabres.com hasn't posted anything of the sort yet.

 :paranoid
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 06, 2007, 12:55:12 PM
they have to match...but its sad and ironic that they end up giving 50 million to vanek and not drury or briere
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 06, 2007, 12:56:08 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=212929&hubname=
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 06, 2007, 12:58:36 PM
Where did you see that, SD?  Sabres.com hasn't posted anything of the sort yet.

 :paranoid

link (http://www.tsn.ca/)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 08, 2007, 10:38:12 PM
Supposedly the Red Wings are interested in signing Lindros
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 10, 2007, 09:29:55 AM
Pens sign Crosby to 5 year extension (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07191/800623-100.stm)

5 years $45 milllion
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2007, 11:35:42 AM
thats basically a down payment on their new arena
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 10, 2007, 11:43:03 AM
Its sad he took a paycut to stay with the pens, he should have a 80 million dollar contract. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 10, 2007, 11:47:04 AM
hell get his on the back end...likely a reworking of the deal before its up and down the road a part of the team
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on July 10, 2007, 05:57:52 PM
Rangers supposedly re-signed or are going to re-sign Shanahan.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 11, 2007, 01:03:40 PM
nhl schedule comes out in an hour

buffalo and pittsburgh are going to play a game outdoors at ralph wilson stadium this season
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 11, 2007, 01:21:12 PM
Hahaha.  I hope it rains on those tools.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 11, 2007, 01:22:40 PM
buffalo and pittsburgh are going to play a game outdoors at ralph wilson stadium this season

That would be fun as hell to go to.  Just get drunk and angry and watch two teams I hate play ice hockey outdoors.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 11, 2007, 01:34:04 PM
flyers rangers at the linc would be bonkers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: NGM on July 11, 2007, 01:50:58 PM
flyers rangers at the linc would be bonkers

I would pay a lot of money to see that. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 11, 2007, 01:58:13 PM
You'd have to, also, because Jeff Lurie would charge Ed Snider about a gazillion dollars to use the Linc.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: NGM on July 11, 2007, 02:02:40 PM
It would be nice to see Jagr get concussed, preferably by BDawk in a Flyers jersey. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 11, 2007, 02:03:57 PM
I would pay up to $500 for a 50-yard-line/center ice seat for that.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: NGM on July 11, 2007, 02:10:29 PM
I would sell my mother on Broad Street for that spot.  I don't think she is worth $500 though.  :-\
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on July 11, 2007, 02:16:29 PM
I'd buy a ticket for $5 right before the game starts in the parking lot.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 11, 2007, 02:17:42 PM
I would sell my mother on Broad Street for that spot.  I don't think she is worth $500 though.  :-\

Gotta respek your moms, dook.  That ain't cool.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: NGM on July 11, 2007, 03:16:39 PM
If I didn't respect her, I would sell her in "downtown" Lancaster. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on July 11, 2007, 06:17:10 PM
Flyers/Rangers at the Linc makes too much sense. No way it happens.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 14, 2007, 01:12:38 PM
Souray to the Oilers


Also, the new Sharks logo was leaked:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b84/swilson160/sharks-teal.png)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 15, 2007, 11:16:14 PM
"New" Lightning logo was leaked (http://www.modsquadhockey.com/pics/JR/TBMSH_2.jpg)



Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 16, 2007, 10:40:26 AM
Gayest name for a sports franchise ever?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 16, 2007, 10:48:20 AM
gayer than the magic?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 16, 2007, 11:35:26 AM
gayer than the magic?

I stand corrected.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on July 16, 2007, 11:37:58 AM
gayer than the magic?

I stand corrected.

Gayer then the Mighty Ducks?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 16, 2007, 11:40:10 AM
They're just the Ducks now, so no.

Hoyas is pretty gay but only because no one knows what the farg they are.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Phanatic on July 16, 2007, 11:44:16 AM
Scarlet Knights?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 16, 2007, 12:16:01 PM
Phillies?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on August 18, 2007, 05:22:53 PM
Tocchet got 2 years probation - no jail time (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-gamblingbust&prov=ap&type=lgns)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on September 05, 2007, 07:09:17 AM
J.R. signs with Sharks.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3004009 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3004009)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on September 14, 2007, 01:20:02 PM
Looks like Comcast will be getting the NHL Network (probably in the $5 sports package)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on September 14, 2007, 01:23:32 PM
about time!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 05, 2007, 12:20:08 AM
The Ducks-Kings game drew a 0.1 rating  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 05, 2007, 12:32:00 AM
The Ducks-Kings game drew a 0.1 rating  :-D
I'm a hockey fan and had no idea it was on.  Betteman has no place running Dundler Mifflin let alone the NHL
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 05, 2007, 09:23:14 AM
i knew it was on and still didnt watch it
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on October 05, 2007, 09:37:34 AM
The Devils/Lightning game was on Sunshine Network here in Palm Tree Hell last night in HD.

I hate both teams but it was fun watching the Devils get run all over the ice.  Other than the opening goal they looked horrible.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 05, 2007, 01:10:28 PM
The Ducks-Kings game drew a 0.1 rating  :-D
I'm a hockey fan and had no idea it was on.  Betteman has no place running Dundler Mifflin let alone the NHL

he put the opening game on against the last day of the baseball season and against football. it featured two west coast teams playing at noon east coast time. the hockey season began the same week as the baseball playoffs. and not to mention, he signed a tv contract with a network available in 30 million less homes than espn, and well off the radar of any sports fan.

i could go on....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 05, 2007, 01:31:12 PM
The Ducks-Kings game drew a 0.1 rating  :-D
I'm a hockey fan and had no idea it was on.  Betteman has no place running Dundler Mifflin let alone the NHL

he put the opening game on against the last day of the baseball season and against football. it featured two west coast teams playing at noon east coast time. the hockey season began the same week as the baseball playoffs. and not to mention, he signed a tv contract with a network available in 30 million less homes than espn, and well off the radar of any sports fan.

i could go on....
you dont have to, the fact that he's really thinking of expanding the league into Europe tells you everything you need to know
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on October 06, 2007, 01:23:24 PM
The Ducks have played 4 games already. No other team has even played 3 games, and most teams have played just once.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 09, 2007, 01:44:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlWrx7M2EOU
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on October 09, 2007, 02:02:04 PM
I... errr... uh... ummmmph...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 09, 2007, 05:34:22 PM
igy deserves to live in dc with these fags
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 13, 2007, 06:05:52 PM
According to Panaccio, the NHL and NHLPA are working on a compromise to the interconference scheduling issue.  Each team would play all 15 in the other conference but they'd alternate home-and-home each year, similar to college football.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 23, 2007, 01:13:39 PM
Toronto Sun claims Forsberg's top choice is Ottawa (http://torontosun.com/Sports/Hockey/2007/10/23/4597948-sun.html)

and a note to make PG happy:  Darcy Tucker is out indefinitely with a busted knee  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 23, 2007, 01:58:18 PM
There's a strong belief Forsberg would want a three-year deal worth about $5 million per season.

peace

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on October 23, 2007, 02:01:20 PM
there's no way anybody gives him 3 years...i doubt he even wants 3 years
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 23, 2007, 02:04:24 PM
There's a strong belief Forsberg would want a three-year deal worth about $5 million per season.

peace

I thought you were all about overpaying for talented guys.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 23, 2007, 02:09:06 PM
i dont consider 35 year old one footed guys talented
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on October 23, 2007, 02:10:39 PM
Isn't he missing a spleen or some shtein too?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 23, 2007, 02:24:57 PM
yeah but that makes him faster
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on October 23, 2007, 02:34:20 PM
$5M/season for three years?  Bahahaha!  Die Swedish meatball.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 23, 2007, 05:33:51 PM
Who the hell wants to go to Ottawa.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 23, 2007, 07:43:32 PM
Well, he's got to pay for that new airline of his somehow.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 23, 2007, 07:45:56 PM
Its BS by a horrible reporter.  He didnt get that much after the lockout. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 23, 2007, 10:59:04 PM
Looks like the Philly area finally got NHL Network (channel 276) and there's a free preview
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on October 24, 2007, 03:58:28 PM
Pitkanen out 4 weeks with a knee injury (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=221288&hubname=nhl)

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on November 06, 2007, 01:36:16 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3097077

From the "its about farging time, you idiot" news channel.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 06, 2007, 02:06:18 PM
Its crazy that Lindros and Forsberg, two players in flyers history will be retiring the same time
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on November 06, 2007, 02:11:26 PM
CRAAAAAAAZY!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 06, 2007, 02:14:24 PM
(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/flyerland/Foppagorilla.jpg)
You Disappoint Me
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on November 06, 2007, 02:24:36 PM
holy shtein...funny
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on November 08, 2007, 11:29:10 AM
I had no idea JR was playing this year until last night. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 19, 2007, 02:12:33 PM
chris simon gets 30 games for the ruutu stomp
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on December 19, 2007, 02:13:47 PM
Chris Simon rules.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on December 19, 2007, 02:24:47 PM
hooray for almost seriously injuring someone
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on December 19, 2007, 02:52:11 PM
hooray for crying about it
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 19, 2007, 03:31:32 PM
Boo for not cutting his foot off
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on January 01, 2008, 12:13:05 PM
so the NHL's big gimmick is to have an outdoor game, they are hoping the novelty of it draws new fans to check it out, at least for this game...but in their infinite wisdom, they choose 1pm on New Year's Day, right smack in the middle of the Capitol One Bowl and the Gator Bowl...well done NHL
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 01, 2008, 01:09:47 PM
at least it's snowing hard so maybe Crosby will break an ankle or something
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 01, 2008, 01:14:19 PM
at least it's snowing hard so maybe Crosby will break a vertebrae or something
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 01, 2008, 04:35:27 PM
of course Crosby wins it in the shootout

2-1 final
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 01, 2008, 04:52:28 PM
How did i know that it was going to end in the Bettman Special, because the NHL is now GAY.  It was absolutely retarded to keep switching sides, make it like pond hockey and just play.  It was cool to see a game in that setting, heavy snow at times, but the entire time you had the feeling that Gary the Retard was planning to have Crosby win it in a shootout. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: dis12 on January 01, 2008, 09:22:40 PM
so the NHL's big gimmick is to have an outdoor game, they are hoping the novelty of it draws new fans to check it out, at least for this game...but in their infinite wisdom, they choose 1pm on New Year's Day, right smack in the middle of the Capitol One Bowl and the Gator Bowl...well done NHL
with the snow in Buffalo it was kinda interesting to watch the game.  However, will the NHL please stop sucking Crosby's dick, it's embarrasing.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 01, 2008, 11:06:57 PM
Cindy is such a giant bitch.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 01, 2008, 11:17:12 PM
He's Matthew Barnaby with talent
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 01, 2008, 11:24:17 PM
ESPN guy says this shouldn't be a regular thing every year (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=burnside_scott&id=3176569)

Quote
what if Crosby had fallen in a hole or been blinded by some snow and crashed into Georges Laraque or some other inanimate object?

ha
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 08, 2008, 11:54:13 AM
Starters for the All-Star game:

EAST = Crosby, Lecavalier, Alfredsson, Chara, Andrei Markov, Brodeur

WEST = Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Iginla, Lidstrom, Phaneuf, Luongo


Western reserves will be announced on Thursday, with the Eastern ones coming on Friday...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 08, 2008, 12:56:09 PM
Is Andrei related to Danny?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 08, 2008, 01:39:34 PM
nope, Danny is playing in russia still i think.  He was one of my favorite flyers, only because after one of the playoff games they showed him after the game walking outside for an interview smoking during the interview.  It was funny to see and Athlete who just got done a game smoking away
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 08, 2008, 01:40:39 PM
I very lightly follow the NHL, so I'll ask what will be an obvious question for any non-casual follower:

Why is Ovechkin not starting?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 08, 2008, 01:47:01 PM
Because Washington fans don't exist.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 08, 2008, 01:52:18 PM
what RJS said.  Its ridiculous, he is the embodiment what the NHL should be marketing, instead its that whiney bitch Crosby. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 08, 2008, 01:55:07 PM
So, basically, he's still probably one of the best players in the NHL, but the idiot fans didn't vote enough for him.

I thought maybe he was dead or something.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 08, 2008, 02:01:36 PM
nah, no one cares about hockey

This man will bring it back
(http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/2273/62051501dq9.png)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 08, 2008, 02:08:17 PM
igy was too busy voting for Luongo
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on January 10, 2008, 07:18:39 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3190712

Ovechkin, Capitals agree to 13-year, $124 million contract extension

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 11, 2008, 06:32:54 AM
gotta get the russian jewel locked up before you can sell and move the team
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 11, 2008, 09:27:55 AM
classic material

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wylmOGotyvY
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 11, 2008, 12:19:35 PM
"Chevere ees Tye-Ger?"
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 11, 2008, 03:56:36 PM
tiger zvere are you?
zvere are you?
i swear god
i swear my mom
i watch couple license yaaaa tiger woods

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on January 18, 2008, 11:10:28 PM
Hoyda (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3203602)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 18, 2008, 11:34:02 PM
Hoyda (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3203602)

I didn't see it personally, but someone from another board said he injured himself diving to try to draw a penalty.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 19, 2008, 02:46:33 AM
which makes it even better.  A high ankle sprain is gonna really hurt his game, his skating ablity will really be affected.  Couldnt have happened to a better IGY
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2008, 08:13:22 AM
Bitchmade flag.  It's too bad he didn't break his neck going into the boards.

(Sindey fall down go boom around the 22 second mark.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlskPPhNrdI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlskPPhNrdI)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2008, 09:25:18 AM
didn't really look like a dive to me
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 19, 2008, 10:25:16 AM
that wasn't a dive but farg him
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2008, 11:12:49 AM
didn't really look like a dive to me

Shut up.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on January 19, 2008, 12:10:57 PM
Dive or no dive....Cindy is the biggest vagina in hockey.

Why is this even a question?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2008, 11:12:57 AM
my boy just emailed this to me....top ten nhl fights so far this year


10. Darcy Tucker (5'10, 178) Vs Jarko Ruutu (6'1, 200)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uRiLdkOI-KA

Tale of the Tape: 2 super-pests go at it and manage to throw for quite sometime. Some decent toe to toe action here, edge goes to Ruutu who managed to cut Tucker and also get in better shots.

9. David Koci (6'6, 238) Vs Zdeno Chara (6'9, 255)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=C9TemTZlweo

Tale of the Tape: David Koci will fight anybody, anytime, anywhere. He ahd just got his nose broken by Wade Belak a week before this fight, but stilld ecided to go anyways and wound up taking a vicious right to his nose which, in effect, blew up on his face. Watch as Koci takes the shot and checks to make sure his nose is still on his face. Didn't drop though, gotta give him credit. Chara is amonster of a man.

8. Milan Lucic (6'4, 220) Vs Nick Tarnaski (6'2, 224)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lB5jYQSWuak

Tale of the Tape: Lucic the young guy (born 1988) just pummels Tarnasky. Keep an eye on Lucic in the future, this guy can fight and can score. He hasn't had much offense this season, but I suspect he will be a late offensive bloomer once he gets more opportunities. He was great in the WHL.

7. Georges Laraque (6'3, 243) Vs Donald Brashear (6'3, 239)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEoLPZPNtJo

Tale of the Tape: 2 monsters and fight veterans go at it, and it looks like Brashear is getting just straight brutalized until he finally gets a chance and drops Brashear. A great 'comeback' fight.

6. Eric Godard (6'4, 216) Vs DJ King (6'2, 228)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZAj2bmNguFA

Tale of the Tape: This is just a savage slug fest with 2 guys throwing as hard as they can with little defense. It's surprising that nobody got KO'ed.

5. Riley Cote (6'1, 210) Vs Aaron Asham (5'11, 205)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmPFvH3jJZw&eurl=http://hockeyfights.com/fights/37779

Tale of the Tape: 2 light heavies go at it and just trade until finally Asham catches Cote with a nice right and it drops him. Gotta love Cote who just tries to throw every fight and make it entertaining.

4. Krys Barch (6'2, 220) Vs Brad May (6'1, 218) (2 Rounds)

Round 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ypr03UZ72w&eurl=http://hockeyfights.com/fights/38312

Round 2
http://youtube.com/watch?v=IuoJSD6IhFg

Tale of the Tape: Another couple light heavies go here twice. The second fight is incredible with constant action. Watch n round 2 as they square off how Barch points out to May to watch out for the Glove as he might trip on it. 2 good guys.

3. David Koci (6'6, 238) Vs Derek Boogaard (6'7, 258) (2 Rounds)

Round 1
http://youtube.com/watch?v=qEZfWt_bmfs

Round 2
http://youtube.com/watch?v=oO67fAiNBYU

Tale of the Tape: Koci does not pick his spots as twice he takes on probably the most feared fighter in the NHL right now. All 6'7 258 pounds of Boogaard puts him at giant status along with Chara. 2 fights that go for quite a distance.

2. Brian McGrattan (6'4, 234) Vs Colton Orr (6'3, 222)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_pUJTr31nLY

Tale of the Tape: Orr looks to get the better of McGrattan at the start of the fight but you see McGrattan begin to comeback and finally drop Orr. 2 huge guys that have some very hard right hands. Great fight.

1. Riley Cote (6'1, 210) Vs Shawn Thornton (6'2, 217)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PJ8bZIj-HAE

Tale of the Tape: My favourite fight so far this season, shows 2 light heavies just throwing as hard and as fast as they can. Toe to toe action like this was a fight from back in the 70's/80's. Old school hockey right here.

Honourable Mentions:

Ed Jovanovski vs Aaron Voros

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITL67A2YjHw

Mike Fisher Vs Matt Walker
(Watch for the headbutt by Walker at the end)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FM5wec3ktc&eurl=http://hockeyfights.com/fights/39023

Riley Cote Vs Colton Orr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKg7xWkRwvc&eurl=http://hockeyfights.com/fights/38046
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on January 24, 2008, 11:16:51 AM
Cote is always the smallest guy, except for Asham, but usually can hold his own
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on January 24, 2008, 01:10:50 PM
I was just gonna say... Cote might get smacked around occasionally but he never backs down and always slings 'em regardless.

Tough farger right there.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2008, 07:24:05 PM
I was just gonna say that you should all watch boxing if you want to see people fight. Or go to some random corner in West Baltimore. Both are better than two short white Canadians flailing at each other.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 24, 2008, 07:30:59 PM
I was just gonna say that you should all watching boxing if you want to see people fight. Or go to some random corner in West Baltimore. Both are better than two short white Canadians flailing at each other.


Just put on the damn dress, woman.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2008, 07:37:04 PM
White people can't really do anything athletic, let alone fight. It sucks and is a waste of time.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2008, 08:30:40 PM
next time you post read it into a tape recorder first then play it back so you can hear how much of a bitch you sound like...maybe you wont hit the send button then
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2008, 08:35:43 PM
I'm a bitch because I want to watch an actual hockey game, not a bunch of Eastern Europeans and Midget Canadians fight each other?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2008, 08:39:58 PM
youre a bitch because you lead a crusade against fighting in the nhl...if you didnt like it but kept to yourself about it youd simply be a Hoyda...but the fact that you continually choose to speak out on something like this is highly suspect

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2008, 08:43:24 PM
I didn't know starting a silly internet message board argument with my life-partner equated to "leading a crusade." But thanks, Dooks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2008, 08:45:12 PM
you "started" it about a year and a half ago...i dont really care that you dont like it but to scream out loud that you dont for as long as you have is kinda iffy
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2008, 08:48:37 PM
Iffy in that I'm gay? Haven't we covered that? Aren't we in love? Where am I?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2008, 08:50:48 PM
would we fight this much if it didnt lead to make up kisses?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2008, 08:55:57 PM
Clearly not. Since I'm Omar in this gay-manly relationship, just don't wind up like Brandon.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2008, 08:58:55 PM
can i call you o-weezy from now on?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2008, 09:05:23 PM
No. It's either Sir and nothing else. Respect those above you, young'n.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 25, 2008, 12:18:22 PM
its the all star break so i figured id take a gander at the nhl standings....the southeast division is an abomination...the leader carolina is 10th in the conference in pts (8 make the playoffs)

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 25, 2008, 12:45:45 PM
its the all star break so i figured id take a gander at the nhl standings....the southeast division is an abomination...the leader carolina is 10th in the conference in pts (8 make the playoffs)



Thanks for clarifying. Ha.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 25, 2008, 12:55:18 PM
theres little chance you knew that and zero chance the lil guy did
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 25, 2008, 12:58:15 PM
You're right, I hardly even know anything about the NHL. I'm so ashamed.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 25, 2008, 01:00:48 PM
its the all star break so i figured id take a gander at the nhl standings....the southeast division is an abomination...the leader carolina is 10th in the conference in pts (8 make the playoffs)

and Buffalo is the 3rd worst team in the NHL
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 25, 2008, 01:04:41 PM
You're right, I hardly even know anything about the NHL. I'm so ashamed.

i dont know about that but i find it hard to believe someone whos into zombies robots and unicorns as much as youre could could be all that big a fan of any sport
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 25, 2008, 01:11:32 PM
its the all star break so i figured id take a gander at the nhl standings....the southeast division is an abomination...the leader carolina is 10th in the conference in pts (8 make the playoffs)



I may poop a lot, but I do know how many teams make the playoffs in the 3 major leagues. And also hockey.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 25, 2008, 01:43:02 PM
You're right, I hardly even know anything about the NHL. I'm so ashamed.

i dont know about that but i find it hard to believe someone whos into zombies robots and unicorns as much as youre could could be all that big a fan of any sport

Hey, get it straight. It's just zombies. And sometimes unicorns. But robots are farging gay, dude. For real.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 26, 2008, 03:48:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWeyG6J9eB4

OHL scrap, some suspensions handed out
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 27, 2008, 07:49:29 PM
The All-Star game is ridiculous, but I love watching it. Richards had a nice assist in the first.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 27, 2008, 08:02:12 PM
I turned it off with 19 minutes left in the first
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 27, 2008, 08:14:59 PM
I didn't even know it was on.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 27, 2008, 09:35:25 PM
Thanks to Versus


East took a 5-1 lead early, blew it, then won 8-7 on a Marc Savard goal w/ 21 seconds left.  Eric Staal wins MVP


The NHL also announced that they'll start the season in Sweden (Senators/Penguins) and the Czech Republic (Rangers/Lightning) with 2-game series each
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 28, 2008, 08:21:00 AM
the best part was ovechkin, no crosby meant they showed and focused on him, and he was great both playwise and entertainment wise
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on January 28, 2008, 08:40:48 AM
That game was boring.  No hits, no penalties, BUT LOTS OF SCORING!  YAY!!

 :P
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 28, 2008, 09:00:27 AM
Betteman creamed himself watching.  Loved that the fans in atlanta boo'd him when he was presenting the mvp award.  I honestly didnt want to watch, but my wife wanted to watch Richards and Ovechkin play.  The whole time Romey i said the same thing, this is what betteman wants hockey to be. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on January 28, 2008, 09:26:38 AM
There wasn't a single penalty called.  If you take the aggression out of the game it basically becomes figure skating.  I want no part of that and neither do real hockey fans.

And Bettman should be eviscerated.  He's the worst commissioner in the history of sports.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 28, 2008, 09:41:03 AM
calm down its a cheesy meaningless all-star game...bettman should die but i cant believe you all are somehow trying to connect the all star game and real nhl games


fighting is up this year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 28, 2008, 09:42:43 AM
there hasn't been a penalty called in the All-Star game since 2000
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 28, 2008, 09:51:44 AM
there hasn't been a penalty called in the All-Star game since 2000

Exactly. The NHL all-star game is far more fun than any of the other all star games. I'm a huge proponent of physical hockey and fighting and all of that, but watching these guys clown around for a few hours with smiles on their faces was a lot of fun.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on January 28, 2008, 09:54:08 AM
Quote
Exactly. The NHL all-star game is far more fun than any of the other all star games. I'm a huge proponent of physical hockey and fighting and all of that, but watching these guys clown around for a few hours with smiles on their faces was a lot of fun.

wow
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on January 28, 2008, 09:55:38 AM
Wow.  Just wow.

You're dead to me, man.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 28, 2008, 10:04:13 AM
The sight of that midget Bettman just makes me angry, plus he was a full foot shorter than anyone else in the building
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 28, 2008, 10:07:35 AM
Dude, All star games are supposed to be fun. The baseball all star game has turned into a shtein show and MLB has only made it worse by trying to make it 'mean' something at the end of the year. Taking an exhibition game so seriously the even the participants don't have fun is idiotic. What's the point? So yes, I enjoyed watching Kovalchuck get robbed by Nabakov and then skate over to congradulate him on a ridiculous save. That's the whole point of the game. This isn't a playoff game douchewads.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on January 28, 2008, 10:10:16 AM
you like seeing men smile...i think it's cute
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 28, 2008, 10:13:12 AM
I just want to hump them is all.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 28, 2008, 10:39:18 AM
Wow.  Just wow.

You're dead to me, man.

farging finally.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on January 28, 2008, 10:47:01 AM
You're alive to me again but only because of the humping men comment.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 28, 2008, 10:49:45 AM
Dammit.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 28, 2008, 12:08:03 PM
You're alive to me again but only because of the humping men comment.

When rjs makes love to Bettman, do you think he's giver, receiver, or some of both?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on January 28, 2008, 12:14:57 PM
the best part about nhl all-star weekend was dominique judging the skills competition.  when i hear hockey, i think dominique wilkins.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 28, 2008, 12:17:09 PM
i think manute bol
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 28, 2008, 12:34:20 PM
You're alive to me again but only because of the humping men comment.

When rjs makes love to Bettman, do you think he's giver, receiver, or some of both?

Don't ever call what I do 'making love' ever again.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on January 28, 2008, 12:38:10 PM
http://torontosun.com/Sports/Hockey/...97585-sun.html

While some league officials privately are wondering why the NHL continues to have the all-star game, there could be changes after next year's game is held in Montreal to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadiens.

Though cancelling the game seems a little harsh, there are proponents of that route in the NHL headquarters.

At the very least, it would appear the skills competition is going to become a victim of the changes once the league figures out what direction it wants to take.

"I haven't heard any positive comments about the skills competition at all," a league executive yesterday said. "The players think it's painful, the changes to the competition didn't work and quite frankly, the players are bored with the whole thing."

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 28, 2008, 12:42:08 PM
But were they smiling? That's really all I care about.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 28, 2008, 12:43:23 PM
its no different than the nba skills comp or the hr contest except that nhl skills thing was never good
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 28, 2008, 01:27:38 PM
was the skills comp even on tv? who watches that stuff?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on January 28, 2008, 01:51:07 PM
Shocking that professional crybabies... errr... I mean athletes would be bored with exhibiting their skills to the great unwashed.

After all, there's parties to attend and commercials to film and women to beat!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 28, 2008, 04:20:28 PM
i would rather see the all star game played outside in mystery, alaska
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 10, 2008, 08:55:28 PM
Richard Zednik got slashed in the neck with a skate (http://youtube.com/watch?v=O1xQM1LTGK0)

(http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20080210/zednik_83025.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 11, 2008, 12:18:30 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=plvKlnguJVE
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on February 11, 2008, 01:36:34 PM
That looks like its from the 70s and Dave Anderchuck is playing. Wow.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 11, 2008, 03:20:39 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3240754

Quote
TAMPA, Fla. -- Police said two Montreal Canadiens players have been arrested outside a Tampa nightclub.

Defenseman Ryan O'Byrne, 23, has been accused of stealing a woman's purse, and 29-year-old right wing Tom Kostopoulos has been charged with resisting an officer, a Tampa police report says.


WTF?   :-D

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 11, 2008, 03:36:38 PM
drunk Canadians
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on February 11, 2008, 03:48:11 PM
Ybor City is definitely the place to get arrested, especially if you're here on vacation and a citizen of a foreign country.  The hillbilly cops down here really love foreigners.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagaholic on February 12, 2008, 07:23:51 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3240888

Flyers Bradon Coburn went down with a torn artery in his buttock and was (later?) rushed to the hospital according to the article.

Coburn was drafted in the first round of the 2003 draft that June. But what is weird is the draft was on June - 21st.

And the guy who got his carotid artery slashed, Zednik. His stats say he has 15 goals, which for the season had projected to 21.

21 goals that is, before he got his neck artery cut.

I'm starting to get a little freaked out.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 15, 2008, 10:27:36 AM
Brind'Amour tore his ACL last night and is out 4-6 months  :(
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 15, 2008, 10:28:32 AM
he got his ring
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 15, 2008, 12:44:49 PM
and Lindros banged his wifey
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Cerevant on February 25, 2008, 10:47:25 AM
I met Cory Stillman (http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8458943&service=page)'s parents yesterday while hanging out at the recycling center so my son could watch the fork lifts.  Small world.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 26, 2008, 12:15:34 PM
Brad Richards to Dallas in a 5-player trade

Brian Campbell to San Jose for a prospect + 1st-rd pick

Cristobal Huet to Washington for a 2nd-rd pick

Sergei Fedorov to Washington

Adam Foote returns to Colorado for a 1st-rd pick

Martin Lapointe to Ottawa for a late-round pick

Brad Stuart to Detroit for 2 draft picks
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on February 26, 2008, 12:23:05 PM
I guess Campbells contract demands hurt his value. Bernier only has 13 goals and 10 assists this season.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Cerevant on February 26, 2008, 01:35:44 PM
I saw "Tradecentre '08" on the TV when I went to lunch.  Go TSN.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 26, 2008, 03:10:55 PM
The Penguins just got Hossa (and Pascal Dupuis) for 3 young players and a 1st-rd pick.  Too much for a rental
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on February 26, 2008, 03:16:02 PM
they wouldn't trade for him unless they were going to re-sign him.  it's not enough for a player of his caliber.  once again Atlanta gets rolled.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 26, 2008, 03:18:30 PM
They still need to sign Malkin to a long-term deal.  Not sure where they'll get all this money from...


ha...Minnesota traded for Chris Simon
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 26, 2008, 03:20:19 PM
i dont see how pittsburgh resings hossa AND malkin

i think hossa is a rental...they didnt give up much...two guys who get scratched a lot and a prospect who sucks

they are making a run for this year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on February 26, 2008, 04:37:04 PM
There's going to be torch-bearing lynch parties searching for Darcy Regier in Buffalo because of that Campbell trade.

How do you lose your best player again because you're too cheap to pay him?

Good God.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 27, 2008, 05:14:40 PM
Ottawa fired their head coach with 19 games left and they're the #2 seed
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 28, 2008, 09:00:07 AM
Ottawa fired their head coach with 19 games left and they're the #2 seed
it worked out well for Lou before. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on February 28, 2008, 09:14:31 AM
Ottawa fired their head coach with 19 games left and they're the #2 seed

Wasn't their HC part of the Flyers organization for a long time?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 28, 2008, 10:09:53 AM
he scored the tying goal in the bob nystrom offsides game...which by the way is one of the great getting drunk with your friends sports trivia questions ever

i wanna say he coached in hershey too...but maybe not

he also was in the flyers front office in the late 80's
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on February 28, 2008, 10:13:43 AM
He did coach in Hershey...I think during the 80s when the Flyers were going to the Finals and stuff.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 28, 2008, 10:04:29 PM
Hossa got knocked out with a knee injury already
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on February 28, 2008, 10:57:12 PM
Nice
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on February 28, 2008, 11:25:41 PM
Hossa got knocked out with a knee injury already

nice.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on March 30, 2008, 02:17:32 PM
so right after malkin gets his face sliced by a ranger skate, they abc announcers had to do a spot for gilette.  he was like, i'm sorry about this, but always make sure your blades are sharp.  buy gilette.  it was funny.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 06, 2008, 05:36:13 PM
Eastern playoffs are now set:

1 Montreal vs 8 Boston
2 Pittsburgh vs 7 Ottawa
3 Washington vs 6 Philadelphia
4 New Jersey vs 5 NY Rangers

The only one out west that's set is 1 Detroit vs 8 Nashville
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 06, 2008, 05:38:08 PM
Montreal/Boston is some serious old school rivarly stuff.  :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 06, 2008, 05:53:50 PM
Montreal won all 8 this year too


The Western Conference is now set:

1 Detroit vs 8 Nashville
2 San Jose vs 7 Calgary
3 Minnesota vs 6 Colorado
4 Anaheim vs 5 Dallas
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 06, 2008, 06:07:43 PM
half the teams making the west playoffs have no business being hockey teams.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 06, 2008, 06:28:07 PM
31st time bruins canadians in the playoffs...ha
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 06, 2008, 06:31:04 PM
31st time bruins canadians in the playoffs...ha

And Montreal's won, what... 20-25 of them?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 07, 2008, 11:28:27 AM
Boston sucks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 07, 2008, 01:20:19 PM
cup odds


Detroit Red Wings - 3/1
San Jose Sharks - 9/2
Pittsburgh Penguins - 13/2
Montreal Canadians - 7/1
Anaheim Ducks -  7/1
New York Rangers - 12/1
New Jersey Devils -  14/1
Washington Capitals - 14/1 
Ottawa Senators - 16/1
Dallas Stars - 18/1
Minnesota Wild -  20/1
Calgary Flames -  22/1
Colorado Avalanche - 22/1
Boston Bruins - 30/1 
Philadelphia Flyers - 35/1 
Nashville Predators -  40/1
 

 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 07, 2008, 02:03:35 PM
The Sens could be 100000/1 and I still wouldn't waste a dollar betting on them.

OK, that's a lie, but you get my point.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on April 07, 2008, 05:49:35 PM
I don't think the Flyers have a chance, but they should have better odds than the Bruins. The Bruins have been completely owned by the Canadiens throughout the entire season, and historically that's not a pretty matchup for Boston either.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 10, 2008, 01:25:54 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0804/nhl.players.resembling.entertainers/content.1.html
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 10, 2008, 01:37:00 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0804/nhl.players.resembling.entertainers/content.1.html

Hahaha.  Brutal. (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0804/nhl.players.resembling.entertainers/content.27.html)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 11, 2008, 01:04:14 PM
it seems weird that the flames and sharks would start off with two games in a row before some series have even started.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 11, 2008, 01:21:51 PM
no need to move sharks flames around to accomodate television...they want that series over asap
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 11, 2008, 01:27:30 PM
true.  and it's not like there are any other events going on in those cities that would affect scheduling.  unless the circus is in town.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 11, 2008, 01:40:34 PM
Father Demon is hoping to get the Google job so he can dump the Blues for the Sharks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 11, 2008, 01:44:54 PM
why is there a hockey team in san jose
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 11, 2008, 01:54:20 PM
why is there a hockey team in san jose, tampa, nashville, miami, dallas, or carolina

who knows
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 11, 2008, 03:53:54 PM
i have an idea: gary bettman is an idiot is has ruined the sport.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 11, 2008, 04:30:06 PM
dont forget a Jew
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 11, 2008, 05:36:18 PM
since when is it a bad thing to control the world banks?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 14, 2008, 12:01:52 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=J2rvOQHSXKU

Hit of the playoffs canidate right here.  I gotta give Marleau props for getting right up, but great hit by Sarich
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 14, 2008, 12:26:04 PM
If Marleau's name is Crosby, Sarich is out for at least five games.

GREAT HIT.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 14, 2008, 01:11:13 PM
If his name was Crosby, he's laying on the ground and trying to make it look like he's dead
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 14, 2008, 10:15:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi5nCd1ZVrw

this was the pregame ceremony before the Senators/Pens game tonight...


laughably awful
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 14, 2008, 10:35:44 PM
that was supergay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 22, 2008, 03:21:00 PM
ha

Montreal riots after Round 1 (http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=5435411a-ac72-458e-ab71-4e2b790a755a&k=25550)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 22, 2008, 05:58:17 PM
wow french canadian people need to die asap
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 22, 2008, 10:29:52 PM
GAME 7 SHARKS/FLAMES  :crazy



I'll check the score around 1am
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 22, 2008, 10:32:41 PM
1-1
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 22, 2008, 11:10:24 PM
wow french canadian people need to die asap

Yeah, Americans never riot after sporting events. FTL.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 22, 2008, 11:39:20 PM
5-2 Sharks in the 2nd

Looks like we're gonna get Red Wings/Avalanche again  :evil
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 22, 2008, 11:49:58 PM
JR has 4 pts.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 23, 2008, 06:57:03 AM
It was great watching the flyers win OT game 7, and JR put up 4 points to get his team the win.  He's put up ridiculous #'s in his career as far as game 7's go. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 23, 2008, 07:01:05 AM
also, im notsure if anyone else watches NHL Network, but they have a new Verizon Hockey Fans arent like other Fans.  Two office workers get into an elevator, one says he's from the NY office, the other the Philly office.  Next scene they are getting off the elevator bloodied up.  Guy says "Go Flyers". 

There has been a Flyers involvement in every one of those commercials, and i live outside the philly market?  Guess the advertising office is fans
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 23, 2008, 05:12:26 PM
NHL player resembling celebrities (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0804/nhl.players.resembling.entertainers/content.1.html)

Some of these are creepy.


(http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0804/nhl.players.resembling.entertainers/images/alex-ovechkin-richard-kiel.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 23, 2008, 05:26:26 PM
but all of them are reposts - IGY hit that up 2 weeks ago, son
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 23, 2008, 05:27:17 PM
oh no!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 23, 2008, 05:28:05 PM
he's in ur headz postin ur links
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 29, 2008, 10:39:40 PM
Penguins are now 7-0 in the playoffs.  And Forsberg hurt his vadge again
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 29, 2008, 11:22:16 PM
Penguins had 5 goals on 17 shots and were outshot 39-17
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 30, 2008, 12:04:57 PM
rangers sean avery hospitalized

in cardiac arrest at 3am

per espn
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 30, 2008, 12:15:22 PM
coke?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 30, 2008, 12:23:15 PM
He and Tedy Bruschi have been hanging out a lot lately.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 30, 2008, 12:26:32 PM
lacerated spleen per tsn
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 30, 2008, 12:28:37 PM
does a lacerated spleen cause cardiac arrest?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 30, 2008, 12:29:38 PM
avery was boning cuthbert for a while.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 30, 2008, 12:33:46 PM
The Cindy's will be well rested and have the officials in their back pockets come the Conf. Finals.

farging Rangers. Worthless.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 30, 2008, 12:42:31 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs2008/news/story?id=3339021
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 05, 2008, 09:29:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhrzGMKP5Nk
Milan Michalek is a cucumber
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 05, 2008, 10:00:28 AM
that game was crazy.  It ended around 2:30
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on May 05, 2008, 10:05:09 AM
yeah i passed out somewhere in the 3rd OT, around 1:30 or so.  that hit was awesome.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 05, 2008, 10:41:50 AM
could have easily watched it if i knew the game was on.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Don Ho on May 05, 2008, 04:05:36 PM
holy crap!  what a game.  like the studio host said between OT period 3 and 4, "You wanted game 7, how about game 8!"
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 14, 2008, 02:39:49 PM
Martin Erat's new seven-year, $31.5 contract with the Nashville Predators has been rejected by the NHL.

Erat's contract was rejected because it did not conform to the Collective Barganing Agreement.

Erat, 26, scored a career high 26 goals this past season and tied a personal best with 57 points. The Predators selected Erat
with the 191st overall pick in the 1999 Entry Draft.

The 6-foot-0, 195-pound left winger is currently representing the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Championships in Halifax and Quebec City.

This contract was going to mess up negotiations with Umberger and Carter because it was set so high, no word why it was rejected though
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 14, 2008, 03:20:21 PM
Quote
The Predators originally announced Erat’s seven-year, $31.5 million deal on Monday, but the league rejected it because it didn’t conform to what is commonly called “the 100 percent rule” according to Erat’s agent, Mike Deutsch.

Deutsch explained it like this: When the lower sum of the player’s first two contract years is divided by two, the resulting total (in Erat’s case it was $1.75 million) cannot be less than the difference in any two years in the contract.

The difference between years 5 and 6 of Erat’s contract had been $2 million.

To fix the problem, the two sides took $250,000 out of Erat’s year 7 salary and moved it to year 6.


“That solved the problem,” Deutsch said. “It took all of two minutes to fix and Martin has signed the new contract.”

A Predators spokesperson said the problem “… had already been taken care of.”

The bottom line, assuming the NHL approves the new deal, is that Erat will still have a seven-year, $31.5 million deal.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 24, 2008, 10:43:56 PM
The Redwings are putting on a clinic right now in shutting out the Pens. I don't even want to think about how badly they would have been stomping the Flyers. And farg Pittsburgh.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 26, 2008, 09:09:15 PM
through 4 periods: Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 0
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 28, 2008, 10:35:27 PM
Penguins up 3-2 late

happened a few days ago in the minor leagues and it's been on the news a few times, but if anyone missed it, check out what happens during the trophy ceremony in Spokane (http://youtube.com/watch?v=g2cT5J0gxeU)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 29, 2008, 02:47:43 PM
Luc Bourdon, a former 1st rounder of Vancouver died at 21yo in a motorcycle accident.  Sucks, he was a very good young Dman
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on May 29, 2008, 02:54:17 PM
It's not the NHL offseason unless someone dies in an alcoholic driven wreck.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 29, 2008, 03:01:11 PM
hockey at wrigley

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/976961,CST-SPT-hawk29.article
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 29, 2008, 03:11:00 PM
Soldier field would have been better
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 29, 2008, 03:16:42 PM
havent been to either but i cant imagine wrigley not being better in every possible way as far as watching a sporting event in...baseball obviously being the best but id like to go to wrigley for a cricket match just to see it and be able to say i went
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 29, 2008, 03:33:14 PM
It still sounds like Beaver Stadium is getting a lot of consideration for next year.  That would be the roadtrip of the century
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 29, 2008, 03:36:28 PM
they are only doing one outdoor game a year so beaver stadium will have to wait i suspect until at least 2011 since i think 2010 will be in canada again
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 29, 2008, 03:38:34 PM
they can do multiple games outside if they want, its just whether or not they think its going to get ratings in the US.  Canadian teams wont get viewers, but a Pens/Flyers would.  Thing is the Pens will go back to sucking ass in a year or two
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 29, 2008, 03:44:48 PM
bettman and the league have already said under no circumstances would they have more than one a year....i suppose they could change their minds but it wont be for next season
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 29, 2008, 03:48:21 PM
Bettman could very well say that all games in the winter months will be played outside, he's a farging tool
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: NGM on May 29, 2008, 04:19:49 PM
they are only doing one outdoor game a year so beaver stadium will have to wait i suspect until at least 2011 since i think 2010 will be in canada again

It seems like a no brainer to do a game in Beaver Stadium or some other capacity equivalent venue.  Doesn't Bettman realize how good it would look to have 100,000 plus fans in a stadium for a hockey game?  God that guy is an idiot.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 29, 2008, 04:36:26 PM
honestly no one will care how many fans are there.....these games as awesome as they are do not attract a single new fan to the sport

also i wouldnt be so sure that it would get 100k people...or anywhere close....maybe im underestimating but i think closer to 75-85...probably higher if its played when school is in session...anyway that would be a good bet
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on May 29, 2008, 05:07:32 PM
If it's when school is in session then there's no doubt it gets 100k. College kids look for any and all excuses to excessively drink and scream loudly for a few hours. Any tickets not bought by Flyers/Pens fans will be taken by binge drinking college students.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 29, 2008, 05:43:06 PM
cant overuse the novelty of an outdoor, so limiting it to once a year on new years is a solid idea.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on May 30, 2008, 02:51:11 PM
Barry Melrose is going to coach the Lightning, ha!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 30, 2008, 02:55:51 PM
that blows....i love him on espn
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 30, 2008, 02:59:02 PM
you got a link its not even on the lightning website
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on May 30, 2008, 04:15:49 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=239261&lid=headline&lpos=secStory_main

the best part of the article...why florida deserves no sports teams

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According to the Star, incoming team owner Oren Koules has pushed for the hiring of Melrose in an effort to further sell the team and the sport in Florida.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 30, 2008, 05:32:34 PM
lol what a joke of a league. why do they do this to themselves?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on May 30, 2008, 06:36:20 PM
barry just said on sportscenter that he wants to coach but there's nothing happening at the moment.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 03, 2008, 12:59:22 AM
Penguins win in triple OT after Detroit was 34 seconds away from winning the Cup
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 03, 2008, 01:59:34 PM
Since IGY loves Pierre Mcguire so much.  Wait until the end, it gets even more uncomfortable than how he's standing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i5zXLZHGI4

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 03, 2008, 03:27:16 PM
youre an announcer with a long stick from time to time
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 04, 2008, 10:20:57 PM
Fleury just knocked the potential Cup-clinching goal into his own net with his ass
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 04, 2008, 10:48:31 PM
wow Hossa almost tied the game with 1 second left.  Red Wings win the Cup (again).  Zetterberg gets the Conn Smythe...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 05, 2008, 05:01:00 PM
omg...wow


http://sidcrosby.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 05, 2008, 05:25:46 PM
omg...wow


http://sidcrosby.blogspot.com/

Extremepens?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 05, 2008, 06:42:07 PM
That's every day for the past two months here in Pittsburgh. I despise the Wings as a franchise but I couldn't be more pleased about them shutting that shtein down last night.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 08, 2008, 11:03:38 PM
-- Hasek is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow

-- Ron Wilson, fired by the Sharks, takes over the Maple Leafs
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 11, 2008, 10:08:08 PM
pathetic

(http://nhl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p4826913dt.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 12, 2008, 12:39:00 AM
(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l108/QBEagles/gaypenguin.gif)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2008, 08:17:19 AM
pathetic

(http://nhl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p4826913dt.jpg)


that actually awesome and if it had been flyers id have bought two
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 12, 2008, 09:31:12 AM
pathetic

(http://nhl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p4826913dt.jpg)


that actually awesome and if it had been flyers id have bought two
I would bet anything you wouldnt touch that hat if it wasnt fitted
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2008, 10:02:44 AM
good point...no way i would...and a velco strap doubles down on that non purchase
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 19, 2008, 03:04:45 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3452292

lol
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 19, 2008, 03:12:29 PM
bettman is an unbelievable douche
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 19, 2008, 03:51:27 PM
I would love to see this escalate to the point that either the Rangers or Bettman had to leave the NHL.

We all know it would be Bettman, but Rangers fans deserve a good scare.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 19, 2008, 03:54:46 PM
bettman is an unbelievable douche

that is the understatement of the year.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 19, 2008, 11:41:27 PM
nothing would make me happier than to see the nhl fold and a new hockey league emerge.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 20, 2008, 09:32:10 AM
nothing would make me happier than to see the nhl fold and a new hockey league emerge.

Stop. You know absolutely nothing about hockey and have no place whatsoever in this conversation.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 20, 2008, 09:41:14 AM
nothing would make me happier than to see the nhl fold and a new hockey league emerge.
there is a new Russian superleague which is getting players who are borderline 3rd/4th liners.  Esche played there last year before they setup this new league.  The NHL's response was the new league poses no threat.  Yet players are leaving left and right.  Everyones favorite Branko Radiovoijc just left the NHL for them last week
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 20, 2008, 09:46:57 AM
The NHL works fine.

But Gary Bettman has been its Achilles heel now for HOW many years?

He's GOT to get out of there before he ruins the sport.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2008, 09:53:00 AM
NON SEQUITOR!!!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 20, 2008, 09:53:43 AM
a comment that has no relation to the preceding comment or to an ongoing discussion or topic.

a logical fallacy
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 20, 2008, 09:53:57 AM
an episode of Star Trek: Voyager
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 20, 2008, 11:30:26 AM
http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/446583

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Russian league eyes Malkin
KEITH SRAKOCIC/AP
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin had 47 goals and 52 assists during the 2007-08 NHL regular season.
Brand new rival league to NHL could make Penguins star highest paid hockey player in the world
Jun 20, 2008 06:46 AM
Rick Westhead
Sports business columnist

Several teams in Russia's revamped pro hockey league want to repatriate NHL all-star Evgeni Malkin by offering him a contract that would make him hockey's highest-paid player – by a wide margin.

In a move that would surely send a shock through the NHL, whose executives are gathered today in Ottawa for the amateur player draft, the Russian teams are poised to offer the Russian-born Pittsburgh Penguins forward a multi-year contract worth at least $12.5 million (all figures U.S.) tax free per season, said a source familiar with the matter.

The offer would be equivalent to at least a $15 million per year in the NHL, where players have to pay state (or provincial) and federal taxes.

By contrast, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is the top-paid player in the NHL at just under $9.6 million a season.

"Hey, we can afford to pay more than the NHL right now," a high-ranking executive with the Russian league told the Star this morning. "Our economy is commodities-based so we're not going through the same problems that you have in America."

The executive said a $12.5 million offer to Malkin "is not crazy" but conceded, "it's on the edge of crazy."

Malkin is one of the NHL's top young stars. This season, his second in the NHL, he scored 47 goals and added 59 assists in 82 games with the Penguins and was the runner-up to Ovechkin for the most valuable player trophy. The power forward was also an all-star and was paid a base salary of $984,200, a year after winning the NHL's rookie of the year award.

Malkin also has an endorsement contract with Canadian hockey company Bauer, which is negotiating a possible sponsorship agreement with the new Russian league, a source said.

If Malkin decided to return to Russia it would be a move reminiscent of Bobby Hull's defection from the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks in 1972 to the World Hockey Association's Winnipeg Jets. The Jets agreed to pay Hull $1 million over 10 years.

The new Russian league, known as the Continental Hockey League, has turned to the likes of former NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow to develop a strategy for competing against the NHL. It's a rivalry that seems certain to turn nasty.

The Russian league executive confirmed teams have already started to offer contracts to some players who are already under contract to an NHL club.

And while the Russian league will use a salary cap to control player expenses, the salary of a player who quits an NHL contract to play in Russia won't count against their cap.

A Russian league official brushed off suggestions that the NHL would legally contest such contract offers.

"What happened with Malkin when he came to the NHL?" the official said.

After the Penguins drafted Malkin in 2004, he remained in Russia, where his club team argued he had an existing contract. After Malkin left for North America, his team unsuccessfully filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NHL, arguing he had an existing contract in Russia.

The new Russian league is scheduled to start its season Sept. 2.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Wingspan on June 20, 2008, 11:34:15 AM
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And while the Russian league will use a salary cap to control player expenses, the salary of a player who quits an NHL contract to play in Russia won't count against their cap.

That's actually an awesome idea.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 20, 2008, 11:41:40 AM
correction. i know that there is a blue line and niklos lindstrom plays defense for the detroit professional team.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2008, 11:42:47 AM
is there anyway that league can get ovechkin the hell out of dc
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 20, 2008, 12:42:06 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=241222&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_nhl

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It appears as though the NHL buyout season has begun, leaving two underachieving goaltenders to look for new homes.

Goaltenders Ray Emery and Dan Cloutier have been put on waivers, the first step that must be taken to buy them out.
If not claimed by anyone, the the respective teams can then proceed with the buyout.

"We will see if anyone claims (Emery)," Sens' GM Bryan Murray. "If not, (enacting the buyout) is the plan. It's unfortunate. I am sure Ray will one day get his game turned around and get things in order and be a good goalie for someone

Emery's buyout marks the end of a tumultous era with the Ottawa Senators. At one time, Emery was considered the future for the Senators between the pipes. But a series of incidents this season, soured Emery's relationship with the team.

More to come.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 20, 2008, 02:39:49 PM
IIHF calls Malkin report unsubstantiated (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/breaking/s_573824.html)

Pittsburgh is freaking out at this Malkin news. Good god I hope it happens.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 20, 2008, 05:29:33 PM
TSN says the Canadiens received permission to talk to Sundin
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 24, 2008, 02:10:54 PM
so Rome, what do the 3 hockey fans in Tampa think about the hiring of Melrose and Tocchet?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 29, 2008, 09:48:00 PM
Liles re-signed with the Avs (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=242041&l...s=topStory_nhl)

Ryan Malone and Gary Roberts were traded to the Lightning for a 4th round pick that becomes a 3rd if they're re-signed. Rumor has it a deal for Malone is in place.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 30, 2008, 04:50:29 PM
Atlanta bought out Zhitnik, which makes that Coburn trade even better...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2008, 12:55:04 PM
Edmonton traded Pitkanen to Carolina

(All ex-Philly players must be mocked)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 01, 2008, 12:56:28 PM
Edmonton traded Pitkanen to Carolina

(All ex-Philly players must be mocked)
Joni eats boogers

Actually Edmonton got a good deal, to get Cole for a tard like Joni is a good job by them. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 01, 2008, 01:28:40 PM
Edmonton traded Pitkanen to Carolina

(All ex-Philly players must be mocked)

I can mock him in person.  And will.  Carolina fans will miss Cole.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2008, 05:39:15 PM
Theodore from Colorado to Washington
Kolzig from Washington to Tampa Bay
Huet from Washington to Chicago
Lalime from Chicago to Buffalo
CuJo from Calgary back to Toronto

and PG's favorite Darcy Tucker heads to Colorado

and Brian Campbell to Chicago...8 years, $57M  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on July 01, 2008, 05:55:51 PM
Jesus. Washed up goalies are so hot right now.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2008, 05:57:28 PM
wait Olaf Kolzig and Curtis Joseph are STILL PLAYING?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on July 01, 2008, 05:59:05 PM
No.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2008, 05:59:37 PM
wait easy was wrong?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on July 01, 2008, 06:00:36 PM
It's all a trick to confuse you.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2008, 08:40:08 PM
Wade Redden to the Rangers 6/$39M
Mark Streit to the Islanders 5/$20.5M
Holik and Rolston return to the Devils
Todd Fedoruk to the Coyotes
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 01, 2008, 08:49:06 PM
Wade Redden to the Rangers 6/$39M

Gomez - 7.357 Drury - 7.05 Lundqvist - 6.875 Redden - 6.5 Roszival - 5. That’s $32.782 million, or almost 60% of this year’s cap
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on July 02, 2008, 11:16:18 AM
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Sean Avery, a man of contradictions. He has an eye for couture, but is definitely straight. He plays left wing for the New York Rangers (that's ice hockey, I'm told) but he was also a fabulous fashion intern at Vogue. The sartorial skater is in Paris right now gawping at the Chanel, Gautier, and Dior shows (with oh, you know, Anna), while also making time to mack on cute blonde lady bloggers. Specifically fashion writer Susan Kirschbaum, who ran into Avery in Paris, asked if he was sure he wasn't gay and was met with an endearingly bonk! straight boy response:

"I'm going home to jerk off to you now." Aww/eww. A tipster tells us that Avery added "And that's a big compliment," and later text messaged Kirschbaum saying that "the session is going well." So yes! A little creepy, but at least he's not been completely be-sassed by the sleek and bitchy fashion industry. Though it could all be an elaborate ruse and he really went back to his hotel to drink Moët and do blow all night with Tom Ford while Anna Wintour did slow 70's disco claps in the background, Carly Simon playing softly. If that's the case then boo, but if he really was practicing his stick-handling skills then good on him. I hope he had a steak afterwards.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 02, 2008, 12:39:00 PM
Hossa is close to signing with the Red Wings. Why even bother playing the season?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on July 02, 2008, 12:45:49 PM
Jesus. That's just not fair.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 02, 2008, 12:59:18 PM
1 yr, $7.4M
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 02, 2008, 01:01:44 PM
How does a team with that many good players have any cap room?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 02, 2008, 01:22:13 PM
They were near bottom of the cap floor last year i believe.  It's all by great scouting that they get these guys who turn into gems in their system.  Absolutely an amazing organization.   
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 02, 2008, 01:32:22 PM
Avery just got 4/$15.5M from Dallas

Carolina gave Pitkanen $12M  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 02, 2008, 01:33:28 PM
Cole's going to get a lot more than that next year, so I guess Carolina didn't mind losing value in that trade.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 02, 2008, 01:39:45 PM
wow penguins offered hossa 7-49 and he spit on that to sign for 1-7
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 02, 2008, 01:58:45 PM
didnt like that zesty org
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 02, 2008, 06:09:06 PM
Orpik takes the cash to re-sign....6 yrs, $23M
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2008, 06:45:09 PM
Avery just got 4/$15.5M from Dallas

Carolina gave Pitkanen $12M  :-D

Reason #1,000,000,000 to despise Dallas.

And wtf is Carolina thinking giving Joni that kind of dough?  Good God.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 03, 2008, 01:02:13 AM
i havent seen his final numbers but did joni get 1 year for 12 mil???...i dont understand why everyone is going nuts over his signing...i mean avery got over 15 mil...either joni got one or two years or you people dont understand the current nhl salary numbers...OR as i suspect youre trying to hate all over an ex flyer...however if he got a one or two year deal for 12 mil then i can see getting all ignant over it
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 03, 2008, 06:05:49 AM
He got a 3-year, $12 million dollar deal.
1 - 3.5
2 - 4
3 - 4.5

BigEd posted a laugh smiley, I made a joke about him not having as much value as the guy they traded for him, and Rome did get a little "indignant."  But you make it sound like the entire board is absolutely up in arms over the contract, and you're swooping in to save the day.

Stop it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 03, 2008, 06:41:32 PM
Fedotenko and Satan to the Penguins, and Marc-Andre Fleury gets a new long-term deal

Markus Naslund to the Rangers

Rob Blake to the Sharks

Georges Laraque to the Canadiens
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 03, 2008, 11:55:22 PM
He got a 3-year, $12 million dollar deal.
1 - 3.5
2 - 4
3 - 4.5

BigEd posted a laugh smiley, I made a joke about him not having as much value as the guy they traded for him, and Rome did get a little "indignant."  But you make it sound like the entire board is absolutely up in arms over the contract, and you're swooping in to save the day.

Stop it.

can you explain what  :-D and wtf? mean in terms of the contract pitkanen signed?

just askin


Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 04, 2008, 12:05:46 AM
Pitkanen never lived up to his potential and tries to be Timonen instead of Hatcher.  He's soft and two organizations gave up on him in one year.....then Carolina gives him $12M.  That's why it's funny (and why the pro leagues suck when a team has money to blow)...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 04, 2008, 06:30:42 AM
He got a 3-year, $12 million dollar deal.
1 - 3.5
2 - 4
3 - 4.5

BigEd posted a laugh smiley, I made a joke about him not having as much value as the guy they traded for him, and Rome did get a little "indignant."  But you make it sound like the entire board is absolutely up in arms over the contract, and you're swooping in to save the day.

Stop it.

can you explain what  :-D and wtf? mean in terms of the contract pitkanen signed?

just askin


Indignant is a pretty strong word for people taking mild pot-shots.  As usual, you love you some hyperbole.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 04, 2008, 08:02:54 AM
Joni isn't worth 12 cents let alone 12 million dollars.

Hyperbole!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on July 04, 2008, 10:15:18 AM
Jaromír Jágr was signed by Avangard Omsk.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 04, 2008, 10:50:54 AM
Jaromír Jágr was signed by Avangard Omsk.

Later ya whiney bitch:
Quote
"And I also want to say to the people like Mike Milbury who made their living by criticizing me all the time, that they can kiss my [butt]."


Dan Boyle waived his NTC to go to San Jose (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=242464&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_main). stupid move on their part, they should have just re-signed Campbell
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 05, 2008, 08:41:14 AM
Pitkanen never lived up to his potential and tries to be Timonen instead of Hatcher.  He's soft and two organizations gave up on him in one year.....then Carolina gives him $12M.  That's why it's funny (and why the pro leagues suck when a team has money to blow)...


yeah and if he had lived up to his potential hed be making 6 mil a year...your tunnell vision on joni because hes an ex flyer is preventing you from seeing that big picture and what defensemen around the league make...is he slightly overpaid perhaps...is it worth lolololoing and carrying on like a bunch of school girls....absolutely not
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 05, 2008, 09:44:44 AM
$12M for a guy on his third team in less than a year is definitely worth laughing about.  It's less about laughing at Joni and his mediocre play than it is about Carolina dumping millions in his lap, IGY.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 08, 2008, 04:12:15 PM
Jason Smith signed a 2 year deal with the Sens, rumor is they signed him without a Physical..lol
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 08, 2008, 05:04:01 PM
Best Captain Ever.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 08, 2008, 05:49:45 PM
Recchi to Tampa Bay....1-yr deal
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 08, 2008, 07:11:35 PM
Recchi should have "hang 'em up" tattooed on his forehead so that every time he looks in a mirror he'll be reminded of how much he sucks now.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 08, 2008, 09:31:02 PM
Umberger got caked off (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/24057609.html)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 09, 2008, 08:46:04 AM
The Chronicles of Stanley: Thanks to Kid Rock, Red Wings forget Cup on Malibu beach and it becomes a giant ashtray (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/The-Chronicles-of-Stanley-Thanks-to-Kid-Rock-R?urn=nhl,92627)
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The Chronicles of Stanley is an occasional series this summer that tracks the Detroit Red Wings as they each get their special alone time with the Stanley Cup. For more about the travels of the Chalice, visit NHL.com's Stanley Cup blog.


Kid Rock seems like a cool dude. Gave the world lyrics like "Buy a yacht with a flag sayin' chillin' the most/Then rock that bitch up and down the coast." Hangs out with John Daly's belly. Occasionally, while golfing, dresses like Danny Wood from the New Kids on the Block.

But mostly, you have to respect his puckhead street cred as a close friend of Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings.

Both of them are part of "The Malibu Mob" of entertainers and famous faces who live near each other in Southern California and hang out; folks like John McEnroe, Tony Danza, John Cusack, John C. McGinley and surfer Laird Hamilton.

It was in Malibu where Kid Rock had a raucous Fourth of July party in honor of the Red Wings and featuring the Stanley Cup. NY Daily News gossip mavens Rush and Molloy reported today that the party spilled over to Hamilton's beach house, where Rock and friends arrived with "a retinue of leggy, cleavage-bearing, slightly-past-their-prime party favors." Hamilton is married to volleyball queen Gabrielle Reece. She was not amused.

As for the hockey royalty and their Chalice, Rush and Molloy have the details:


We'll tell you who wasn't complaining: Kid's Detroit buddies from the Red Wings, who brought the Stanley Cup with them. Maybe they were distracted by Kid's blond-tourage, or maybe the ice warriors were disoriented by the throbbing sun, but they forgot the Cup out on the beach. At least for a while. "People mistook the trophy for an ashtray," says our source.

Now, this would at first appear to be a desecration, but clearly the model-actresses dropping ash into the Stanley Cup were honoring the legacy of King Clancy, who used the trophy as a cigar ashtray for an entire summer back in 1927. You'll find most "slightly past their prime party favors" prefer the King Clancy Memorial Trophy to all other postseason hardware.

Besides, what's a little ash in the Cup going to do? It's not like they got drunk at a chili bar and then dropped the Stanley Cup, damaging it to the point where a dent needed to be hand-hammered out.

(Incidentally, I asked Steve Yzerman at the NHL Entry Draft about Brett Lebda dropping and denting the Cup during the celebration. "Did any of your teams ever damage the Cup like that during your championship celebrations?" I asked. "Not that I could tell you," was the response. Classic.)

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on September 23, 2008, 11:02:35 PM
St. Louis loses Erik Johnson for the season (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/2008-09-23-2025844902_x.htm)

tore 2 knee ligaments when his foot got caught between the accelerator and brake on a golf cart
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 24, 2008, 06:58:29 AM
that sucks for Demon, but is a worse story than me falling and destroying my shoulder
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on September 30, 2008, 12:03:39 AM
Gonchar our 4-6 months (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3616704)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on September 30, 2008, 12:07:06 AM
Khabibulin placed on waivers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3616794)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 30, 2008, 08:32:24 AM
Gonchar our 4-6 months (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3616704)
i hear that hurts
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 13, 2008, 03:44:04 PM
Alexi Cherepanov (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Cherepanov) The Rangers 1st round pick two years ago is being rumored as dead from a collision on the ice in the KHL
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on October 13, 2008, 03:46:57 PM
Strange Wiki is the only one reporting it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 13, 2008, 03:48:28 PM
Strange Wiki is the only one reporting it.
here ya go icehole
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=252547&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_main i used the wrong link
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on October 13, 2008, 03:49:57 PM
He was a steal for the Rangers where they drafted him. Now he's a bust.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 13, 2008, 03:51:23 PM
He was a steal for the Rangers where they drafted him. Now he's a bust.
lol.  He'll never Live up to the hype
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 13, 2008, 04:14:32 PM
Quote
Supposedly Jagr didn't see him and elbowed him in the chest somehow, and at the point when Cherepanov had collapsed, Jagr was screaming for him to wake up, and was in tears. This was from the Rangers board on hfb's.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on October 13, 2008, 05:51:50 PM
Yup, Jagr killed him. (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3641566)

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According to Russian media reports, Cherepanov was rushed to a hospital when he lost consciousness after colliding with teammate Jaromir Jagr in the third period against Vityaz Chekhov.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on October 13, 2008, 05:53:35 PM
He was a steal for the Rangers where they drafted him. Now he's a bust.

He had the skills of a champion but not the heart of a champion.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on October 13, 2008, 05:53:52 PM
even after his contract his done, Jagr is still killing the Rangers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on October 13, 2008, 06:00:02 PM
Jagr always did wear his heart on his sleeve.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on October 13, 2008, 06:04:23 PM
Until recently, however, he never wore anyone else's heart on his sleeve.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 13, 2008, 06:07:40 PM
i love :CF
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on October 13, 2008, 06:23:30 PM
I forgot that they have sudden death in the KHL.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 13, 2008, 08:43:10 PM
573k watched wings/leafs on vs.

thats the highest regular season game ever for them

gooooooo bettman
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 13, 2008, 09:57:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2k5b4iLSGs

Video of Jagr and Cherepanov.  Apparently they are saying Jagr was screaming wake up when it first happened
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 13, 2008, 10:00:46 PM
why is jagr playing in some russian league?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 13, 2008, 10:09:39 PM
because the NHL is in trouble and players are moving to a league that pays their taxes for them and gives them more money
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on October 14, 2008, 04:55:37 AM
Video of Cheraponov receiving treatment on the bench (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWqcB-AB5-U)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 14, 2008, 06:54:56 AM
Video of Cheraponov receiving treatment on the bench (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWqcB-AB5-U)
that looks familiar
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 14, 2008, 10:26:50 AM
That's insane.  No defibrillator?  No paramedics?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 14, 2008, 11:00:35 AM
That's insane.  No defibrillator?  No paramedics?
The ambulance had apparently left early, and had to turn around to pick him up
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 14, 2008, 06:09:24 PM
They're in Russia. I don't think they have defibrillators, paramedics or ambulances there.

Maybe Sarah Palin can talk to her boy Pootin and get 'em hooked up.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on November 04, 2008, 01:34:26 PM
broduer out for 3-4 months
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 04, 2008, 01:35:43 PM
love it, and how about this
http://philadelphia.comcastsportsnet.com/pages/landing_flyers/?Panaccio-Sunday-NHL-Notebook=1&blockID=16962&feedID=695
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Tim Panaccio
Comcast SportsNet
Saturday, November 1, 2008

>> Finally, sometimes, the general managers meet and discuss ways to stifle the game. Last week in Chicago, the GMs, reportedly headed by Montreal’s Bob Gainey, floated an idea to water down penalty kill units by not allowing defenders to leave their feet. In other words, players who dive in front of a shot to block it would be penalized.

Surprisingly, Minnesota GM Doug Risebrough supported the motion, which will be discussed further in March at the next meeting in Naples, Fla.

“It’s not purely blocking shots; it’s leaving your feet that was the suggestion — leaving your feet to block a shot,” Risebrough to the Pioneer-Press. “I agree with it. ... Years ago, we put all these rules in and the defense is pretty good right now, so how do you tweak it a little bit? Well, there are a lot of guys who are leaving their feet to block shots.”

Diving to block a shot is part of hockey. This is one rules change that doesn’t belong in the game. <<
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 04, 2008, 02:06:34 PM
Bettman would probably be all for that, because he's a massive douchenozzle.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 08, 2008, 11:50:39 AM
Rangers are All Class (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3688410)

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Three weeks after the death of top prospect Alexei Cherepanov, the New York Rangers are seeking a compensatory pick in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft, saying "with all due respect to Alexei's family and his memory, he is technically eligible to be drafted again next year," the New York Post has reported.

The team is citing Article 8.3 (b) in the NHL's collective bargaining agreement, which mandates compensatory selections be provided when teams are unable to sign first-round draft picks.

Alexei Cherepanov

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Alexei Cherepanov, the top-ranked European player in the 2007 draft, was the Rangers' first-round pick that year.
"The question is with the one parenthetical phrase in Article 8.3 (b) that refers compensation for an unsigned first-round draft pick who is '… again eligible for the Entry Draft or becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent,'" Rangers assistant general manager Cam Hope told the newspaper. "That language was inserted to clarify that a team would be owed a compensatory pick even if they were to re-draft that player or sign him as a free agent.

"It seems now as if that phrase is unintentionally precluding the deceased from being included as eligible for compensation. We understand that this is a sensitive issue, but with all due respect to Alexei's family and his memory, he is technically eligible to be drafted again next year."

Cherepanov was the 17th selection in the 2007 draft. He died Oct. 13 after collapsing during a game in Russia while playing in a Continental Hockey League game with the Omsk club Avangard. He was 19 years old.

"We are not attempting to capitalize on a tragedy, but there would be no question regarding the Rangers' right to a compensatory pick if Cherepanov had been revived and survived the incident and were on life support," Hope said. "If an unsigned player sustained a massive injury on or off the ice, the drafting team would get a compensatory pick.

"We believe that the letter of the law applies in this case, but even if there is a disagreement on that, it's clear that the spirit of the law applies."

Rangers general manager Glen Sather first put the matter on the table in Chicago last month at the league's GM meetings, the Post reported.

"At this point, the league has taken no position on the Rangers' request," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the newspaper. "The matter is in front of the league's general managers, who will address the subject at their next meeting in March.

"It's possible that the language of the CBA would need to be amended to address situations such as this one. If that's the case, then we would need to negotiate that with the Players' Association."
All of the deaths the Flyers org has had, and they've never asked for this..lol
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 08, 2008, 12:17:24 PM
They should be mocked for their thoughtlessness and applauded for their killer instinct.

But mostly mocked, because they're the Rangers.  farging classless assfargs.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 08, 2008, 12:21:16 PM
i understand the Killer instinct, but the quotes by team officials are heartless. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on November 14, 2008, 06:07:11 PM
The Lightning fired Barry Melrose and hired Rick Tocchet as head coach.

Tocchet should be the Flyers coach
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 15, 2008, 04:32:16 PM
I thought Tocchet was in prison or something.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 15, 2008, 11:23:55 PM
I thought Tocchet was in prison or something.

Coaching in Tampa may as well be the same thing.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 15, 2008, 11:46:16 PM
They still have a cup in the past 10 years
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 15, 2008, 11:56:12 PM
They still have a cup in the past 10 years

But not a World Series trophy :D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 16, 2008, 12:18:02 AM
World farging Champions
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 16, 2008, 11:38:46 AM
I'm going to the Lightning/Canes game today... rooting for an ugly game, I guess.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on December 02, 2008, 09:23:31 PM
Sean Avery was suspended indefinitely for referring to Elisha Cuthbert as sloppy seconds
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 10, 2008, 01:19:02 PM
melrose FTW....

Q&A with Barry Melrose


To help put closure on my Tampa Bay conundrum, I phoned former Lightning coach and future ESPN analyst Barry Melrose, who is still in Florida and will remain there for the winter. Barry begins his ESPN duties on Jan. 1. He will be with me on the "SportsCenter" set as we break down the Red Wings-Blackhawks outdoor game from Wrigley Field.

Question from Bucci: Since you were fired by the Lightning, I have been rooting for them to lose every game. I have admitted this and am now looking to move on, wishing nothing but good things for the organization, especially Oren Koules. Have you been rooting for the Lightning to lose?

Answer from Melrose: Yes. I hope they never win another game. I think when people say that they don't care, they are lying to you. One of the reasons ESPN wanted me back on the air is to tell the truth, and yeah, I hope they never win another game.

Q: Once you become an analyst again, will you be able to put that aside?

A: Oh, yes. Time heals everything. Like in Los Angeles, where I was also fired, they have Luc Robitaille working there, so I certainly want him to do well there. Time will heal that in Tampa Bay, too. I'm glad Oren Koules gave me the chance and just wish we could have seen it through for longer.

Q: Take us through your emotional roller coaster. Did you cry at any point after you were fired?

A: I don't cry, so that's out of the question. I've been in hockey a long time. I saw people talking who shouldn't be talking and people together who shouldn't be together, and the battles I was having about playing time and playing people. I sensed it coming, but not after 16 games, and we [were] four points out of first place. I did everything I told them I was going to do. If you look at them now, they are doing everything I told them to do. They brought up young guys that play hard, and the old guys who can't play are out of the lineup. They still aren't tough enough. I've been vindicated in everything I said I was going to do. I was angry. My son says I'm an angry man most of the time in my life. But now, I'm looking at getting back to ESPN and talking about all 30 teams.

Q: So, what do the Lightning need to do if you were given total control?

A: Youth, size, skating ability and toughness. I always told them I wanted two lines that could score and two lines that would be hard to play against. You have to be able to skate in today's game, and they need good guys in that dressing room. It wasn't my type of team when I was there. I like physical teams and I just didn't have that. There was no hitting. We were the easiest team to play against and I just can't stand that. I like fighting and the energy it brings to a team.

Q: What about coming back to ESPN?

A: I was sad leaving ESPN and still have a headache from the going-away party they threw for me. And the NHL lost a lot of memorabilia sales from ESPN people buying Lightning gear. That's how ESPN is. They are passionate and loyal. I can't wait to come back. I love sitting in the studio and watching hockey and then coming upstairs and telling Scott Van Pelt and Neil Everett how to pronounce the players' names.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on December 10, 2008, 03:12:46 PM
Already out until mid-January with a back injury, Joe Sakic broke 3 fingers in a snowblower accident and is out until March
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 13, 2008, 07:56:02 PM
imma go easy on you bitches....

tonight is the first saturday in 13 years the maple leafs havent played
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 16, 2008, 06:21:42 PM
forsberg wants to come back again for the playoffs...this guy needs to go away
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 18, 2008, 07:06:08 PM
Sundin is a Canuck
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 29, 2008, 01:51:09 PM
Shocking! (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3797614)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 03, 2009, 04:05:16 PM
More proof that fans voting for all-star games should be shot:

EAST = Crosby, Malkin (PIT), Kovalev, Markov, Komisarek, Price (MON)
WEST = Kane, Toews, Campbell (CHI), Getzlaf, S.Niedermayer, Giguere (ANA)


12 starters.....4 teams (none of which are in 1st place)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on January 03, 2009, 04:10:07 PM
People actually watch the NHL All Star Game?

Christ.  I'm a hockey fan and even I refuse to watch that charade.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 03, 2009, 04:17:48 PM
More proof that fans voting for all-star games should be shot:

EAST = Crosby, Malkin (PIT), Kovalev, Markov, Komisarek, Price (MON)
WEST = Kane, Toews, Campbell (CHI), Getzlaf, S.Niedermayer, Giguere (ANA)


12 starters.....4 teams (none of which are in 1st place)
my buddies brother does work for the NHL in advertising, he was on a conference call when the head guy from the NHL PR office said that some Frog had hacked into the voting and voted for Habs players to the point they were the top 8 spots
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 03, 2009, 05:46:34 PM
pens got embarrassed today by florida....hard to believe they would miss the playoffs if the season ended today
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 03, 2009, 06:11:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3RfDTNM4q8&eurl=http://www.flyersphans.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2148621&feature=player_embedded

Crosby gave McClean Shaken Baby Syndrome in a fight
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 03, 2009, 06:26:19 PM
can you imagine being known as the guy who got beat up by sydney crosby
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 03, 2009, 06:28:44 PM
That looked like a middle school girl fight.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 04, 2009, 02:55:24 PM
Probably the funniest fight in NHL history: Semin fight (hilarious) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDRCpN4OMpM)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 04, 2009, 03:08:39 PM
hahahahaha
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 04, 2009, 03:26:46 PM
Probably the funniest fight in NHL history: Semin fight (hilarious) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDRCpN4OMpM)

Sissy boy slap party
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 04, 2009, 03:37:43 PM
looked like Ralphie beating up the bully
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 04, 2009, 04:52:03 PM
We get in Semin fights all the time here on :CF!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 04, 2009, 04:58:21 PM
looked like Ralphie beating up the bully

lol

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on January 04, 2009, 09:27:20 PM
Probably the funniest fight in NHL history: Semin fight (hilarious) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDRCpN4OMpM)

Is there any possible way that Don Cherry can discuss that fight without getting fired from the CBC? If so it's only because Semin isn't French.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 04, 2009, 10:00:08 PM
hockey broadcasts in canada >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> hockey broadcasts in usa

also the frogs were going nuts over team canada juniors, even though most up here want to separate from canada. idiot frogs.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 06, 2009, 03:49:00 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-tue-problem-06-jan06,0,2612506.column

Quote
Hockey stick souvenir loss merits a major misconduct
Jon Yates | What's Your Problem?
January 6, 2009
As the clock ticked down on the Detroit Red Wings' 6-4 Winter Classic victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday at Wrigley Field, Kalan Plew rushed from his seat above the third-base dugout to the spot where his beloved Wings would exit the ice.

The Gurnee teenager had hoped to get high fives from the players as they passed.

What he got was a hockey fan's dream.

As the Red Wings left the field, one of them, Henrik Zetterberg, made eye contact with the 14-year-old.
"He kind of winked," Plew said. "Then he gave me his stick."

Elated, Plew proudly carried the stick through the stands and was headed to the front entrance, where his father was waiting for him.

As he left the stadium, a man dressed like a security guard told him to hand the hockey stick over, he said. Plew said the man told him he was not allowed to have the stick if his parents weren't around.

The man took the stick and told the teenager he could pick it up at the stadium's customer relations office.

Plew said he ran to his dad, who was just a short distance away. Together, they went to the ticket office and then to another office inside. They were told there was no hockey stick with Plew's name on it.

"I was so excited to get it," said Plew, a die-hard Detroit fan. "Then to have that guy take it away. …"


Marc Plew said his son was part of group that purchased obstructed-view seats for $25 each through a youth hockey league. There were seven kids in the group, escorted by six adults. Marc Plew watched the game in a bar across from the stadium, then met his son outside Wrigley's main gate.

By then, the father said, Kalan was in tears.

"I don't understand a person who could do this," Marc Plew said.

The elder Plew said he found a man outside the stadium who worked for the Red Wings and explained what happened. The man gave him his e-mail address. Marc Plew said he e-mailed several times that day but heard nothing back.

So he e-mailed the Tribune.

"That opportunity will never happen again in his lifetime," Marc Plew said. "Whoever this person was, ruined it."

On Friday, the Problem Solver called officials at both Wrigley Field and the Red Wings.

Monday morning, Red Wings spokesman John Hahn said the team will try to fill the void.

"Sometime this week we'll get another stick from Henrik and send it to him," Hahn said.

Hahn said his office spoke with Zetterberg, who said he remembers giving his stick to a young fan.

"Henrik gave a kid a stick, and somehow it got taken away from him," Hahn said. "It's unfortunate, and we'll make it right."

Just what happened remains unclear. Cubs spokesman Carl Rice said the stadium has a policy that requires fans to check large items like bats and hockey sticks, which are not allowed in the seats. In such cases, the fan is supposed to be taken to customer relations, where he or she fills out a form and is given a ticket to retrieve the item after the game.

Rice said the policy would not have applied in Plew's case because the game was over, and the teenager was outside the stadium when the hockey stick was taken. Rice said he does not believe a Cubs or NHL employee took Plew's stick.

"He should have been able to walk out of the stadium without problem," Rice said. "The question is whether somebody stole it."

Plew is still bummed not to have the stick from the Winter Classic, but he's happy the Red Wings will send him another one.

"I appreciate it," he said. "I feel great, but it's just not the same."

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: henchmanUK on January 07, 2009, 10:12:51 PM
Cubbie scum. They nicked it and they know it. Like someone is going to dress up as a security guard on the offchance they can steal a hockey stick given to a kid by a player! Loveable loser logic.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 10, 2009, 04:50:29 PM
i couldnt find the "rest of the KHL" thread but the russian pro league played their all star game oiutdoors in red square

awesome pic

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42336000/jpg/_42336395_redsquare_hockey_ap416.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 10, 2009, 04:52:45 PM
yea thats pretty farging sweet
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 10, 2009, 04:54:06 PM
Cool pic.  Kasparitus is an allstar over there. 

And the Flyers wont make it past Boston this year in the playoffs.  They are unreal, as the Sharks are in the west
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 22, 2009, 10:46:19 PM
Cindy is sitting out the All-Star Game for the 2nd year in a row
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on January 26, 2009, 09:28:07 AM
pretty smart...can't believe no one thought of this before now.

http://www.boston.com/sports/schools/hockey/articles/2009/01/25/teen_goalie_designs_pads_to_trick_shots/ (http://www.boston.com/sports/schools/hockey/articles/2009/01/25/teen_goalie_designs_pads_to_trick_shots/)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 06, 2009, 11:09:49 PM
wow the rangers gave up 6 goals n 3rd period and lost 10-2....also they are trying to bring back avery...great night
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on February 07, 2009, 08:57:51 AM
wow the rangers gave up 6 goals n 3rd period and lost 10-2....also they are trying to bring back avery...great night

6 goals in 10 shots
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on February 07, 2009, 09:03:22 AM
wow the rangers gave up 6 goals n 3rd period and lost 10-2....also they are trying to bring back avery...great night

they're battling the flu
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on February 13, 2009, 11:21:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3b_7S-sGBo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3b_7S-sGBo)

he shoots he scores! and i draw ding dongs on people!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on February 13, 2009, 03:29:05 PM
i wanted to hate that, but i loved it instead
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on February 15, 2009, 08:35:53 PM
Therrien fired as Pens coach, replaced by Dan Bylsma.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 15, 2009, 08:46:33 PM
it's about time Therrien was the most overrated coach of all time
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on February 15, 2009, 09:53:51 PM
god the nhl is such a joke. might as well pull a random fan out of the stands and let him coach.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on February 15, 2009, 10:02:50 PM
(http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/avril-lavigne-trying-too-hard-youre-doing-it.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 17, 2009, 04:42:12 PM
looks like brad richards is out for the year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 19, 2009, 08:09:56 AM
redonkulous goal by ovechkin last night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6EJ5Iwnv9w
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on February 19, 2009, 10:00:10 AM
That was just silly.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on February 19, 2009, 10:07:24 AM
redonkulous goal by ovechkin last night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6EJ5Iwnv9w

best player in the nhl...and it's not even close
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 19, 2009, 10:13:51 AM
depending on how tiger comes back from his injury ovechkin is the best player in all of sports
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on February 19, 2009, 12:34:28 PM
depending on how tiger comes back from his injury ovechkin is the best player in all of sports

Golf isn't a sport, it's a leisure activity
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 19, 2009, 12:37:52 PM
then ovie be the GOAT right now
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 19, 2009, 11:19:54 PM
Who knows if this is true, but supposedly some crazy shtein is going to be reported about the Canadiens, some rumors are about drugs and a prostitution ring and players being somehow related. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 20, 2009, 09:30:31 AM
The Newspaper It in a hurry publishes today an embarrassing file on the brothers Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn that would have links with a presumed member of the organized crime that was stopped in the framework of the police operation Axis.

This presumed criminal one, Pasquale Mangiola, 38 years, was stopped for illegal dealings in drug and it would have used intermediary between several groups criminalisés.

During the police investigation that took to the operation Axis, the police recorded several telephone conversations of Mangiola to his unawareness. Several of these conversations would have taken place with the brothers Kostitsyn.

According to The Press, Mangiola would be a big friend of the brothers Kostitsyn.

The man of 38 years would return several services to the two players of the Canadian as for their gone out in the bars, the girls and the luxury cars.

The Roman defender Hamrlik would have equally links with Mangiola. Hamrlik would have been seen in company of Mangiola and Kostitsyn in bars of Montreal.

The Press questioned Andrei Kostitsyn on its relations with Mangiola at the end of the party against the Penguins to Pittsburgh. The younger one brothers Kostitsyn confirmed that it knew Mangiola, but that it knew nothing on him.


Gift Meehan effective as agent for the two brothers Kostitsyn and it specified that it did not know this individual.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on February 23, 2009, 01:23:46 PM
Renney out as Rangers coach
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on February 23, 2009, 01:38:41 PM
The Roman defender Hamrlik would have equally links with Mangiola.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 23, 2009, 01:41:28 PM
The Roman defender Hamrlik would have equally links with Mangiola.
it was a bablefish translation from a french canadian site.  I suck
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on February 23, 2009, 11:42:45 PM
guess who is back...as the Rangers HC

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/SamiB/tortfonz.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 25, 2009, 03:53:59 PM
(http://www.ihaslulz.com/images/ovechdrive.gif)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 25, 2009, 04:07:04 PM
who is that Green?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 25, 2009, 04:09:30 PM
yep...im sure that video gives fat ted the warm fuzzies
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 26, 2009, 03:10:00 PM
The Pittsburgh Penguins have cleared up a bit of their logjam along their blueline as they have traded Ryan Whitney to the Anaheim Ducks for Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 01, 2009, 08:18:36 PM
Semin scores 80 foot goal for the OT GW (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Video-Alexander-Semin-s-80-foot-game-winning-go?urn=nhl,144804)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on March 01, 2009, 11:53:26 PM
Steve Downie was suspended indefinitely by the AHL for abusing an official last night
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 02, 2009, 09:37:10 AM
Steve Downie was suspended indefinitely by the AHL for abusing an official last night

what a loser...can he once and for all be banished from hockey for good
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: reese125 on March 04, 2009, 10:32:12 AM
that goal by Ovechkin on his knees last night was beyond ridiculous
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 04, 2009, 10:36:53 AM
that goal by Ovechkin on his knees last night was beyond ridiculous
It was Semin
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: reese125 on March 04, 2009, 10:43:42 AM
my bad I thought ESPN said it was ovechkin--either way one of the best highlight goals ive seen
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on March 04, 2009, 12:55:29 PM
Calgary gets Olli Jokinen and Jordan Leopold (plus another pick) for 4 players and their 1st- and 2nd-rd picks

Recchi to Boston

Guerin to Pittsburgh
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on March 04, 2009, 03:05:27 PM
wtf the Rangers just got Derek Morris and Nik Antropov
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 09, 2009, 11:06:23 PM
Habs just fired that faggiest coach in the league Guy, GM Bob Gainey replaces him as coach.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 10, 2009, 07:40:08 AM
Jason Spezza caught with an illegal blade on his stick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uib2Geixgxc&eurl=http://www.flyersphans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120315&feature=player_embedded)

It's funny to watch Spezza try and break the stick before the refs have a chance to look at it, then he tries to grab a legal one. 

 Another reason the Penguins are gay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh4sg9i9inQ)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on March 10, 2009, 02:53:30 PM
Gary Roberts just announced that he has died of old age.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 10, 2009, 09:58:05 PM
brash got knocked the farg out tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOdpg4oxtNw

two seconds later matt bradleys face exploded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6irzelC243g
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on March 10, 2009, 10:09:15 PM
Damn - can't remember the last time I saw Brashear get trucked like that.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 10, 2009, 10:29:45 PM
2-0 in flyers games this decade go me
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 11, 2009, 08:19:51 AM
brash got knocked the farg out tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOdpg4oxtNw

two seconds later matt bradleys face exploded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6irzelC243g
did you see those young Predators fans, scarred for life
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 18, 2009, 07:29:08 PM
I am watching Kevin Weekes give up goals in person!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on March 21, 2009, 02:42:16 PM
Quote
Malkin has disciplinary hearing with the NHL
Saturday, March 21, 2009
By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penguins center and NHL leading scorer Evgeni Malkin had a disciplinary hearing with the NHL by phone after the team's practice today at Southpointe.

The league is investigating Malkin's hit on Los Angeles winger Wayne Simmonds in the final minute of the Penguins' 4-1 win last night at Mellon Arena.

Any suspension handed down to Malkin would be expected before the Penguins' important Eastern Conference showdown with Philadelphia at home tomorrow afternoon. Malkin has not missed a game this season and tops the NHL with 104 points.

Malkin, carrying the puck over the Kings' blue line, threw a body check into the approaching Simmonds, whose head appeared to take the brunt of the hit. It prompted players from both teams to exchange words after the final buzzer.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 21, 2009, 04:28:16 PM
It wasn't suspension worthy but if it was a flyer minimum 3 games suspended
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 21, 2009, 04:57:45 PM
lol it never gets old with you people

wahhh the refs hate the flyers
wahhh the nhl is out to get the flyers
wahhh other fans single out flyers fans
wahhh why dont more people care about a niche sport

Hoydas.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 21, 2009, 05:53:50 PM
and it never gets old you you people
wah, the nazis werent nice to us.
wahhhh the arabs want the land we stole back
wahhhhh guys in white bedsheets are mean

Judens


and FWIW From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette  (http://community.post-gazette.com/blogs/emptynetters/archive/2009/03/21/empty-netter-assists-11-21-09.aspx)
Quote
-Thats deserving of a suspension if you ask us. Malkin clearly went after the player's head. Additionally, there was less than 10 seconds left in the game. If that's a Flyer delivering a blow, the suspension is almost automatic. Malkin shouldn't be exempt because he's a star player. But the NHL has a game on NBC Sunday to worry about so don't expect Colin Campbell and company to take any action on this.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on March 23, 2009, 04:31:09 PM
Brodeur hit with $632K/yr alimony+support through 2020 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-brodeur-divorce&prov=ap&type=lgns)

thanks sis!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on March 23, 2009, 05:03:51 PM
i'm just going to say gross and not read that article.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on March 23, 2009, 05:13:11 PM
this is why you shouldn't bang your wife's sister...just her friends
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 23, 2009, 05:30:05 PM
this is why you shouldn't bang your wife's sister...just her friends
LMAO  POTY
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 30, 2009, 04:01:34 PM
http://nhl.fanhouse.com/2009/03/29/which-team-do-nhl-officials-favor/

Quote

For about three years now, tin foil hat wearing, conspiracy theorist hockey fans have been living under the delusion that the Penguins have commissioner Gary Bettman, and the league's officials, in their back pockets. It's all part of a diabolical scheme designed to push the Penguins into the postseason, or so I've read.

Saturday's 4-3 win over the Rangers, which saw the Penguins get nine power plays (including a very questionable call on Colton Orr) sparked those feelings from more than a few Rangers fans across the web.

Take, for example, the fist-shaking reaction from Rangers blog, Rangers Report:

You all just saw why I don't want to play the Penguins in the playoffs. In a game where it looked like Crosby's parents were refereeing the game, the Rangers had to kill off 10 separate penalties; including an unmerited major on Colton Orr. I have said it before and I will say it again: the Rangers didn't play a great game but there is nothing you can do about bad refereeing. I don't care that Sidney Crosby is the NHL's golden boy and the Penguins are the NHL's team; call the game fair. The Penguins had 10, you read that correct 10, power plays to the Rangers five. Yeah that's really fair. Especially when I watched Antropov get tripped up and Crosby pull a blatant pick and nothing is called. Yet somehow Orr checks Eaton, granted the check was a little high, and he gets a five minute major penalty. Then the ref looked at Tortorella and basically said: "I just called it because it's against the Penguins." Good work NHL, keep on keeping on.

Yikes.

While he's correct the Penguins had nine power plays on Saturday, it's worth pointing out two of them came in the final minute of regulation on obvious tripping calls as the Rangers attempted to prevent the Penguins from scoring into an empty net. Plus, two of them (including the very questionable five-minute major to Orr) were cut short by penalties on the Penguins, as one of those "power plays" lasted all of four seconds.

Scotty Hockey has a far more rational recap of the game, placing the blame for the Rangers' loss where it belongs -- on the Rangers -- but still manages to sneak in one quick line regarding the black helicopters that circle Mellon Arena on game day:

Much like the other three games in Pittsburgh, the Blueshirts had no chance at winning this one, being outworked by a more talented team from the start. The usual tough officiating in Pittsburgh didn't help, but wasn't as painful as the two incredibly soft goals Henrik Lundqvist allowed.

Ah, the usual "tough officiating in Pittsburgh." Of course, I'm not sure I'd say the Rangers had "no chance" of winning. After all, it was a one-goal game, and the Rangers had a great scoring chance late in the third period to potentially tie the game, only to have Marc-Andre Fleury come up with a huge save.

Having said all of that, let's take a look at every team in the NHL and compare their power play opportunities to the times they've been shorthanded. Do the Penguins have a favorable advantage over the course of the season? A slight one, yes. But they're not the only team, and certainly not the team benefiting the most. These numbers are as of prior to this weekend's action.


Power Play vs. Shorthanded Comparison
Team Power Play Shorthanded Dif.
Carolina Hurricanes 344
288 +64
San Jose Sharks 325
281 +44
Phoenix Coyotes 308
265 +43
Dallas Stars 327
295 +32
Minnesota Wild 297
267 +30
Chicago Blackhawks 330
301 +29
Detroit Red Wings 329
301 +28
Toronto Maple Leafs 304
281 +23
Buffalo Sabres 326
306 +20
New York Rangers 320
300 +20
L.A. Kings 339
325 +14
Edmonton Oilers 328
317 +11
Pittsburgh Penguins 328
318 +10
Boston Bruins 281
272 +9
Colorado Avalanche 297
292 +5
Calgary Flames 328
326 +2
Montreal Canadiens 337
337 0
Ottawa Senators 304
308 -4
Columbus Blue Jackets 303
308 -5
Florida Panthers 281
289 -8
Atlanta Thrashers 319
329 -10
St. Louis Blues 317
329 -12
New Jersey Devils 279
295 -16
Vancouver Canucks 323
344 -21
Nashville Predators 289
315 -26
New York Islanders 292
325 -33
Washington Capitals 311
361 -50
Tampa Bay Lightning 312
369 -57
Anaheim Ducks 289
354 -65
Philadelphia Flyers 288
365 -84


Didn't expect to see the Hurricanes or Coyotes at the top of that list.

Instead of the NHL having some sort of bias toward any one individual team, the more logical explanation is that officiating across the NHL is alarmingly inconsistent (and I think we'll all agree on that point).

The other logical explanation is that, simply, some teams are disciplined, while others, are not. For example, is it really a surprise to see Philadelphia in its current position? This is a team that went out and traded for Daniel Carcillo, the most penalized man in the NHL the past two years, at the trade deadline. This team absolutely embraces the rough stuff. They're also one of the better penalty killing teams in the league, while also scoring a league-leading 16 shorthanded goals. At least they can back it up.

The Hurricanes, meanwhile, have failed to really capitalize on their numerous advantages, currently possessing the No. 20 power play unit in the NHL, converting at a 17.7 percent clip.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on March 30, 2009, 04:20:40 PM
So he's arguing that the Penguins, even though they're in the middle behind the Rangers, are really at the top of the list?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 30, 2009, 04:28:22 PM
I think his flaw in the # breakdown is when the penalties are called.  The NHL is notorious for make up calls, and giving teams an advantage earlier in the game, then calling the opposite towards the end of the game.  The disparity between the Hurricanes and the Flyers is a little alarming i would say
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on March 30, 2009, 04:30:06 PM
The Flyers in last place on that list?  Shocking.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 30, 2009, 04:33:04 PM
The Flyers in last place on that list?  Shocking.
lol it never gets old with you people

wahhh the refs hate the flyers
wahhh the nhl is out to get the flyers
wahhh other fans single out flyers fans
wahhh why dont more people care about a niche sport

Hoydas.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on March 30, 2009, 10:34:23 PM
so its true! you guys were right all along! omg!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 31, 2009, 06:26:24 AM
the flyers are last because they dont have the skill that other teams have so their players draw less penalties even their best players arent guys that are gonna walk around you like a malkin or ovechkin (giroux should help in this area)...and while their team speed has improved they are still one of the less skilled slower teams around....and their team IQ is in the semi retarded range...morons like hartnell and having goons all over the 3rd and fourth lines up your penalties big time
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 31, 2009, 08:00:20 AM
the flyers are last because they dont have the skill that other teams have so their players draw less penalties even their best players arent guys that are gonna walk around you like a malkin or ovechkin (giroux should help in this area)...and while their team speed has improved they are still one of the less skilled slower teams around....and their team IQ is in the semi retarded range...morons like hartnell and having goons all over the 3rd and fourth lines up your penalties big time

This post is so retarded that I don't know where to start.

Just admit they're penalized more and move on. They have plenty of 'skill' players (Carter, Gagne, Briere, Giroux, Timonen, Lupul etc.). You're still correct that Flyers fans are whiney cry babies so no argument from me there.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 31, 2009, 08:08:21 AM
the stats prove they get penalized more...but its not because of a conspiracy its because of the kind of team they are

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on March 31, 2009, 08:15:25 AM
I would actually argue, based on what I've seen this season and last, that they are less skilled than the elite teams and make up for it with hard work and intelligence. To argue that the team is full of morons and goons is ridiculous. They have two goons (one of which is probably never going to see the ice for the rest of the season) and one Hartnell (who does absolutely everything and is quickly becoming one of my favorites).

They aren't the Red Wings so they have to play gritty and smart and they're finding a lot of success with that. Should they take less penalties? Yes. But they kill them off exceptionally well so I don't really give a shtein at the moment.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 31, 2009, 08:26:17 AM
hartnell is one of the dumbest players in the nhl...so much so that he was benched for idiocy this year...just watch the games and you can see the inordinate amount of bad penalties the team takes...stevens himself has been bitching about it all year

getting rid of upshall and replacing him with giroux will definitely help as upshall was up there with hartnell in terms of boneheadedness

really we are in agreement here and youre saying the same thing as me...teams that are less talented and play gritty are going to take more penalties than really talented teams

i mean its not possible to watch the team night in and out and not see all this
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on March 31, 2009, 08:30:25 AM
Fine. But I still want to rub my face in Hartnell's headmop.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 31, 2009, 10:31:01 AM
They're not just penalized more, they're penalized a lot more. I'm fairly certain if you looked at past seasons the balance is still out of whack. The Flyers go against everything the league has been trying to change.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 31, 2009, 10:42:01 AM
CONSPIRACY!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 31, 2009, 10:42:35 AM
!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 06, 2009, 10:27:50 AM
nasty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhLyN-lQ0-0
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 09, 2009, 02:10:05 PM
Congrats to Hitchcock.....the Blue Jackets made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 09, 2009, 03:46:59 PM
the vermont marching band is going crazy outside my office window right now. 

and these minnesota hillbillies from bemidgi state are horribly stupid.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 09, 2009, 09:19:43 PM
college hockey isnt even played in philly why on earth would the finals be in farging dc?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 09, 2009, 09:25:13 PM
$$$$$$$
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 11, 2009, 04:40:30 PM
if anyone wants to witness first hand the douchebaggery that is jack edwards watch this youtube...its really long but it shows why he maybe is the worst announcer of all time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xof3ILVb6XI
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 11, 2009, 08:12:24 PM
The National championship NCAA game is on.  Apparently Gilroy for BU is going to sign with the Flyers after the game, everyone with JR Jersey's now can just get a new nameplate :yay
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 11, 2009, 08:14:47 PM
i think i might watch the womens championship over the ncaa championship but ill get back to you on that
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 11, 2009, 08:36:52 PM
The National championship NCAA game is on.  Apparently Gilroy for BU is going to sign with the Flyers after the game, everyone with JR Jersey's now can just get a new nameplate :yay

On the PSF board they said it was between the Flyers and Blackhawks.

EDIT:  That's also an Eklund rumor, so he'll probably be signing with the Canadians or something like that.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 12, 2009, 10:21:07 AM
holy shtein, i stopped watching the game with 2 minutes left and miami with a 2 goal lead.  apparently BU scored 2 goals in the last minute and then won in OT.  crazy.

good game.  but that aside, i don't know if theres any sport where the difference between college and pro is so drastic.  looked like a bunch of kids out there.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 12, 2009, 11:05:58 AM
more useless trivia from me: Gilroy's dad was drafted by the Sixers in 1981

the winning goal on that BU game........defenseman takes a shot, the puck hits a sliding defender and floats up and over the shoulder of the goalie, who never saw it.  Gilroy had a nice pass for the assist on the tying goal...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 12, 2009, 12:26:02 PM
on hockey night in canada last night they said it was down to chicago and montreal for gilroy...not even a mention of the flyers...has anything happened
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 12, 2009, 01:26:09 PM
HNIC will always say a canadian team is in the mix.  no word yet
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 12, 2009, 01:40:55 PM
regardless there wasnt even a sniff of the flyers being involved...guess well see how much of an insider their insider is
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 15, 2009, 09:39:48 PM
wow Capitals lose game 1 at home
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 15, 2009, 10:41:33 PM
lol easy tryin the old reliable post
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 16, 2009, 09:16:16 AM
as i was getting on the metro yesterday after work, a group of maybe 10 caps fans all geared up were getting off.  not one of them knew which way to go once they got off.  it was like none of them had ever even been to the verizon center before.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 16, 2009, 06:30:06 PM
HNIC will always say a canadian team is in the mix.  no word yet

because i dont watch hockey on the regular, it took me a minute to realize what the hell HNIC stood for because it wasnt making any sense with what i was thinking. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 17, 2009, 05:47:41 PM
That Gilroy kid that was supposedly signing with the Flyers........signed with the Rangers instead
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on April 17, 2009, 05:50:46 PM
He was also supposedly signing with the Blackhawks, Leafs, and Canadiens.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 17, 2009, 05:52:41 PM
pretty sure the only place that he was ever signing with the flyers was extremeflyers.com
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on April 17, 2009, 05:58:44 PM
what's this dude's deal that he can just sign with whoever he wants.  why was he not drafted and whatnot?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 17, 2009, 06:00:50 PM
he went undrafted before when he was under 6' then he grew like 3" or 4" the last two years and became the top player in college hockey, so now that he's graduating, he's a UFA
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 20, 2009, 03:06:12 PM
Ovechkin leaves after watching practiceComment Email Print Share By Pierre LeBrun

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers had an interested observer sitting on the visitor's bench as they took the ice for their pregame skate Monday morning.

Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin was watching the Rangers practice when a Rangers trainer complained to the Capitals. Washington PR man Nate Ewell then asked Ovechkin to leave the area.

"Alex was just looking for a place to relax. He likes being by the ice," said Ewell. "As soon as he found out it made the Rangers uncomfortable, he left."

When asked why the Rangers wanted him to leave, Ovechkin joked: "Because they're afraid of me."

When asked why he did it, Ovechkin joked that he sat there to "tick off" Rangers coach John Tortorella. His answer drew many laughs from reporters.

Tortorella insisted after the skate he had no idea Ovechkin was there.

"Who? Oh, god, this is the first I've heard of it," said Tortorella. "Ask me a question about the game, not that [expletive]."

"I don't think he had a pen and paper and was writing down line combinations," joked Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau. "I can understand [the Rangers asking him to leave]. I've gotten into the same arguments with people when I've wanted privacy in my practice, so I can understand what John was going through."
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 20, 2009, 04:02:48 PM
bigger dog so far:  San Jose or Washington?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on April 20, 2009, 04:41:13 PM
San Jose chokes every year come April.  Ridiculously predictable.

However, the Rangers are dogs so I'd probably go with Washington.  Lunq is the best goalie in the playoffs right now though, so if you truly buy into the 'goalies win in the playoffs' theory than I guess no one should truly be shocked.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phillymic2000 on April 20, 2009, 07:52:50 PM
Ovechkin leaves after watching practiceComment Email Print Share By Pierre LeBrun

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers had an interested observer sitting on the visitor's bench as they took the ice for their pregame skate Monday morning.

Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin was watching the Rangers practice when a Rangers trainer complained to the Capitals. Washington PR man Nate Ewell then asked Ovechkin to leave the area.

"Alex was just looking for a place to relax. He likes being by the ice," said Ewell. "As soon as he found out it made the Rangers uncomfortable, he left."

When asked why the Rangers wanted him to leave, Ovechkin joked: "Because they're afraid of me."

When asked why he did it, Ovechkin joked that he sat there to "tick off" Rangers coach John Tortorella. His answer drew many laughs from reporters.

Tortorella insisted after the skate he had no idea Ovechkin was there.

"Who? Oh, god, this is the first I've heard of it," said Tortorella. "Ask me a question about the game, not that [expletive]."

"I don't think he had a pen and paper and was writing down line combinations," joked Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau. "I can understand [the Rangers asking him to leave]. I've gotten into the same arguments with people when I've wanted privacy in my practice, so I can understand what John was going through."

What a little bitch
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 20, 2009, 09:54:34 PM
guess it affected them or something.....they lost 4-0

The Bruins are one win away from a sweep of the frogs
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 20, 2009, 10:20:53 PM
why does san jose have a hockey team
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on April 20, 2009, 10:46:42 PM
A lot of rich, well-educated northeastern transplants live in S.V.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 20, 2009, 10:58:11 PM
somehow those douches + mexicans + 90 degree weather 24/7 doesnt smell like hockey
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 20, 2009, 10:59:31 PM
yeah, san jose is located in no cal just a few minutes south of san fran.  don't they have globes at temple? 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on April 20, 2009, 11:02:51 PM
They do but they're written in ebonics.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 20, 2009, 11:07:14 PM
yeah, san jose is located in no cal just a few minutes south of san fran.  don't they have globes at temple? 

ok its still warm there and over 30 % hispanic so bla bla bla they still have no business having a hockey team
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 21, 2009, 10:21:57 AM
more Jack Edwards wonderfulness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjMDOxefHck&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 21, 2009, 01:18:55 PM
hes off the charts bad
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 21, 2009, 01:27:22 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Thanks-to-NHL-s-disciplinary-system-everything-?urn=nhl,157960

Pretty good article about the NHL and how bad the suspensions have gotten.  This goes with the Colon Campbell video i put up
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 21, 2009, 01:27:38 PM
wheels who is probably the worst announcer in any sport...jack edwards is a close second
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 21, 2009, 01:34:06 PM
wheels who is probably the worst announcer in any sport...jack edwards is a close second

It's crazy how bad he's gotten.  Edwards used to be pretty good, back in the ESPN days, but he's gone to a level of Homerism that only exists in Pittsburgh/Tampa Bay/New Jersey
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 22, 2009, 09:32:20 PM
wow avery is trying to lose this game for the rangers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 22, 2009, 09:52:46 PM
frogs swept

caps down 3-1 again
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 23, 2009, 08:45:15 PM
check out the Detroit/Columbus game .... 5-5 in the 2nd
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 23, 2009, 08:51:18 PM
no
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 23, 2009, 09:39:30 PM
k

detroit scores on the PP with less than a minute left in the game after Columbus had too many men on the ice.  sweep
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 23, 2009, 09:56:23 PM
Colin Campbell still sucks (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2009/news?id=4092748)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 26, 2009, 08:13:26 PM
Torterella suspended for squirting fan with a water bottle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfioEUkF2eg&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on April 26, 2009, 08:21:47 PM
Torterella suspended for squirting fan with a water bottle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfioEUkF2eg&feature=player_embedded)

Reminds me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/93YAm1vlZVE&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 27, 2009, 04:07:54 PM
lol, brashear got suspended for 6 games for that hit on Betts yesterday
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 27, 2009, 04:11:17 PM
http://brashearkong.ytmnd.com/
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2009, 09:54:54 AM
Thanks for the awesome season San Jose.  Lead the league in points since the first day, then 6 games into the playoffs they're golfing already.  Roenick should just give up...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 28, 2009, 01:07:15 PM
got something against san jose easy?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 28, 2009, 01:12:30 PM
wow easy jesus buddy
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2009, 01:26:04 PM
not really.....they're basically Buffalo west when it comes to sports, but now it looks like Detroit or Jersey is going to win another Cup unless Boston's 4th team wins a title and completes the collection in the last 5 years...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 28, 2009, 01:27:59 PM
say wha?

devils arent even winning tonight but even if they do how are you already putting them with the cup

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 28, 2009, 02:06:26 PM
san jose shouldnt have a hockey team much less win a cup
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 28, 2009, 02:15:11 PM
san jose shouldnt have a hockey team much less win a cup
lol, San Jose has a pretty big following.  California can support hockey teams.  The South cant
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 28, 2009, 02:29:33 PM
dc shouldnt even have a hockey team. it needs to be cold and snow a lot for a city to have a hockey team. philly barely qualifies as one. i mean, it was 85 degrees outside for game 6. that doesnt strike me as hockey weather.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 28, 2009, 02:30:00 PM
san jose shouldnt have a hockey team much less win a cup
lol, San Jose has a pretty big following.  California can support hockey teams.  The South cant

mds doesn't think that san jose should have a team because the bay area climate doesn't allow for ice hockey to be played out there.  of course, i can't really recall philly being any type of hockey haven either.  
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2009, 02:42:02 PM
Todd's Hockey League

US East
Boston
Buffalo
Detroit
Hartford
New York

US West
Denver
Milwaukee
Minnesota
Portland
Seattle

Canada East
Hamilton
Montreal
Ottawa
Quebec
Toronto

Canada West
Calgary
Edmonton
Regina
Vancouver
Winnipeg
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 28, 2009, 03:16:49 PM
Todd's Hockey League

US East
Boston
Buffalo
Philly
Pittsburgh
New York

US West
Denver
Milwaukee
Minnesota
Detroit
Chicago

Canada East
Hamilton
Montreal
Ottawa
Quebec
Toronto

Canada West
Calgary
Edmonton
Regina
Vancouver
Winnipeg

You're an idiot if you don't think this needs to be done. 50 game season Sept - Feb. Playoffs over before NCAA's. Winner.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 28, 2009, 03:19:08 PM
I tried to read the last few posts some extra times to make them interesting, but the only thing I could find is that BigEd left Philly out of "Todd's hockey league."  I think this site is due for a crash.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 28, 2009, 03:26:15 PM
this conversation is more interesting a carolina - aneheim cup final.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 28, 2009, 03:27:56 PM
Carolina doesn't have a hockey team.  What are you talking about?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 28, 2009, 03:29:14 PM
god youre good
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2009, 04:05:05 PM
go Whalers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 28, 2009, 04:10:20 PM
farg them too.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 28, 2009, 04:11:58 PM
Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, "the Whale," they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2009, 04:15:38 PM
Ed left Philly out of "Todd's hockey league."  I think this site is due for a crash.

cause he said it's too hot here for hockey.  Except for Denver, everything else is north of New York...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 28, 2009, 04:18:52 PM
go Whalers

http://www.brassbonanza.com/Sound/game.mp3
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on April 28, 2009, 05:53:50 PM
I love the fact that there's hockey teams in Florida.  Every time I go to a game in Tampa the place is roughly 50/50 Flyers fans.  Less in Fort Lauderdale, but still, more than 30% Flyers fans there too.

Excellent.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on April 28, 2009, 06:04:53 PM
not really.....they're basically Buffalo west when it comes to sports, but now it looks like Detroit or Jersey is going to win another Cup unless Boston's 4th team wins a title and completes the collection in the last 5 years...

go canucks?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2009, 06:35:49 PM
I guess.  Blackhawks maybe...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2009, 10:53:05 PM
ha Devils.......70 seconds away from winning game 7 and they allowed two goals.  outta here

Washington finished off the Rangers, so NBC gets a Caps/Penguins round 2 matchup
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 29, 2009, 12:27:55 AM
ooo 1.5 mil instead of 1.2 mil. goooooooo hockey.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 30, 2009, 02:44:29 PM
So, I have a dilemma.  Apparently, there is some sort of a professional hockey team that plays home games within 10 miles from my home.  So, I am going to the Bruins/Hurricanes game next Wednesday, with a couple of Boston fans.  I dislike both teams.  Should I wear my Brian Boucher jersey and root for injuries?  Should I wear an Eagles jersey and punch somebody?  Should I root for the Canes to annoy the Boston fans, or the Bruins to annoy all the Canes fans?

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 30, 2009, 03:28:22 PM
don't wear anything sports related at all.  show up to the game dressed like a tool.  some straight leg jeans that are a half inch too short with tennis shoes, white socks, a l/s button up shirt, tucked in, no belt.....or, as you may call it "clubbin' clothes." 

be a nuisance to the people sitting around you by asking them all types of ridiculous hockey questions.  scream "touchdown" everytime a goal is scored.  if a fight breaks out on the ice yell things that would really piss people off.....like how fighting never solves anything.  be sure to use the words "barbarian" and "neanderthal" whenever possible.  complain adamantly from start to finish about how the game is too violent. 

ask if the food vendors if they have vegetarian hotdogs and non alcoholic beer. 

basically, do everything you possibly can to make sure your "friends" are completely embarrassed to be seen with you so that they never invite you to go out with them again. 

in other words, just be yourself. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 30, 2009, 03:29:48 PM
whats the dilemma

you dont rock an eagle or flyer jersey so you dont look like a douche and you dont root for another team other than your own just to piss someone off so you dont look like an ass
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 30, 2009, 03:57:39 PM
So, I shouldn't go at all?  I have to be on one side to enjoy a sporting event.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 30, 2009, 04:02:09 PM
Wear tube socks and a speedo. Dryhump the largest man in your row. Spit on a pregnant lady.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 30, 2009, 04:55:19 PM
So, I shouldn't go at all?  I have to be on one side to enjoy a sporting event.

you live in the bible belt.  root for geezus. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 30, 2009, 06:19:50 PM
Mark Recchi Flyers jersey.  Both sides will love and hate you equally
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 04, 2009, 10:11:43 PM
Ovechkin and Crosby with hat tricks in the same game. Don't shake Bettman's hand....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 05, 2009, 10:34:27 AM
Is there any doubt that Crosby is the biggest bitch in all of professional sports? (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=290504023)

Quote
Alex Ovechkin's first playoff hat trick was cause for celebration, worthy of so many red caps that Sidney Crosby wanted fans to be told to stop throwing them.

Quote
After the first wave of hats came a second wave, prompting Crosby to speak to the referee about the long delay.

"People kept throwing hats," Crosby said. "And I was just asking if he could make an announcement to ask them to stop."

What a douche.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 05, 2009, 10:35:13 AM
he's a flag, and proves it more and more every day
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 05, 2009, 11:20:55 AM
wow what a homo
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 07, 2009, 08:22:06 AM
Even though I could not bring myself to care who won, the Bruins/Canes game was a pretty good one to be at last night.

All 5 goals were scored on the same net, oddly enough.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on May 07, 2009, 06:18:01 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2009/news?id=4150090
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 07, 2009, 06:19:34 PM
lol @ MA
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 08, 2009, 08:06:53 AM
(http://4gifs.com/gallery/d/82709-2/Hockey_kid_blows_dad.gif)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 08, 2009, 11:39:52 AM
Homocaniacs!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on May 08, 2009, 11:42:55 AM
is that kid seated next to rosie o'donnell
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 09, 2009, 10:52:37 PM
It's official. I'm rooting hard for any team playing the Penguins from now until the end of eternity. There is no NHL team I hate more.

Please note that this is impressive only because I have spent so many years nurturing a blinding hatred for the Devils and am absolutely ready to abandon that hatred, which I've reared like a child, and never look back.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 09, 2009, 11:16:38 PM
i hate the caps barely less than i hate the taterskins....that chain smoking hairy armpit rocking ripped jean wearing ovechkin has me like few athletes ever have
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 09, 2009, 11:23:00 PM
Malkin is the definition of flag, the guy is a bull on skates, yet flopped with barely any contact by Jurcina.  And the Caps player getting interfered with in the pens zone, leading to the game winning rush = why i hate the pens.  flagry abounds
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 09, 2009, 11:25:21 PM
you judge players on the ice i judge them on things like the look test and off the ice

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 09, 2009, 11:26:13 PM
i hate the caps barely less than i hate the taterskins....that chain smoking hairy armpit rocking ripped jean wearing ovechkin has me like few athletes ever have

Even though I lived in DC my entire life, I can't make myself hate the Caps. Even when Jagr was there I couldn't hate them. I certainly can't hate them now. Ovechkin is too much fun to watch. And while they're playing the Penguins they might be my second favorite team. Actually, farg the 'might', I am actively rooting for them right now and will be seriously disappointed if they don't win this series. farg the Penguins. In the goat ass.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 09, 2009, 11:31:08 PM
to each his own i just dont undertand how ovechkin isnt every person in the entire country most hated athlete

he has that rare combination of being incredibly good and incredibly hatable...hes a hockey larry bird...but even worse
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 09, 2009, 11:33:35 PM
The fact that he is endlessly compared to Crosby makes him 10000 times more likable. In fact, it blinds me to any of his faults. He can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned and I wish more than anything that he was a Flyer so I could write him love letters.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 09, 2009, 11:35:06 PM
he becomes a flyer i become a ranger fan
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 09, 2009, 11:36:04 PM
I would take that trade in a heartbeat. And now I'm rooting for it. Hard.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 09, 2009, 11:50:48 PM
Ovechkin will hit a guy. Crosby will yell something and then hide behind Gonchar. He's a punk bitch.

It doesn't matter, because the Penguins have no shot at winning a Cup. Not with Fleury in net.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 09, 2009, 11:53:04 PM
Wait. I just realized something. Does IGY shave his pits? Weirdo.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 09, 2009, 11:58:05 PM
To use cliched igy-speak:

Ovechkin >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Xinfinity Crosby

Ovechkin plays fast-paced, if occasionally annoying hockey.  He'll run people and actually stand up for himself on occasion.

Crosby hides behind teammates, the refs, his mom's apron, whatever he can find.

And Gary Bettman legislating Crosby-hockey with Cindy's clit in his mouth s ruining a sport that I once loved with a passion rivaling that I have for baseball and football.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2009, 12:50:54 AM
crosby also wins playoff series....but who cares about shtein like that

you people are a joke
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 10, 2009, 01:07:59 AM
crosby also wins playoff series....but who cares about shtein like that

you people are a joke

Who cares that hockey is a pitiful shadow of what it used to be?

I'm fairly close to giivng up hockey altogether.  I watched a bit of the Caps-Pens game tonight  It was the first hockey game I watched since the Flyers were eliminated.  This year, I didn't watch more than two or three non-Flyer games, when I used to watch dozens.  I've already called DirecTV to give up NHL Center Ice for next year.

The sport is slowly dying, and it's to a large degree because of Sydney Crosby and Bettman's trying to tailor the game to the Penguins' style.  They're not only failing to get the "new breed" of hockey fan, they're actually driivng away people who have followed hockey for years.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 10, 2009, 01:10:02 AM
i cant wait for hockey to go away.  mostly because i can finally stop pretending to like it every spring when the flyers are in the playoffs. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2009, 01:14:14 AM
crosby also wins playoff series....but who cares about shtein like that

you people are a joke
I'm fairly close to giivng up hockey altogether.  I watched a bit of the Caps-Pens game tonight  It was the first hockey game I watched since the Flyers were eliminated.  This year, I didn't watch more than two or three non-Flyer games.  Bettman's trying to tailor the game to the Penguins' style. 


lol another one on the conspiracy bandwagon

i hate the pens as much as anyone but they play a way better style of hockey than the flyers do


Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 10, 2009, 01:17:16 AM
He's never going to win a championship, so he can win as many playoff series as he wants. He won't be a winner unless he wins it all.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2009, 01:21:52 AM
He's never going to win a championship unless he wins it all.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 10, 2009, 01:39:44 AM
Not what I said at all. I said he's never going to be a championship, and he can't be classified as a winner until he wins at all.

You are really bad at this stuff. You do it quite often and you are in the wrong every time.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2009, 01:46:03 AM
he's never going to be a championship, and he can't be classified as a winner until he wins at all.

so what is winning "at all"

hasnt he already won everything there is to win BUT a championship?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on May 10, 2009, 02:07:19 AM
Hasn't McNabb?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 10, 2009, 02:18:14 AM
It was a typo. I meant "it" not "at" in the post.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 10, 2009, 08:13:20 AM
I would take that trade in a heartbeat. And now I'm rooting for it. Hard.

lol
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 10, 2009, 08:58:07 AM
crosby also wins playoff series....but who cares about shtein like that

you people are a joke
I'm fairly close to giivng up hockey altogether.  I watched a bit of the Caps-Pens game tonight  It was the first hockey game I watched since the Flyers were eliminated.  This year, I didn't watch more than two or three non-Flyer games.  Bettman's trying to tailor the game to the Penguins' style. 


lol another one on the conspiracy bandwagon

i hate the pens as much as anyone but they play a way better style of hockey than the flyers do




Who said anything about a conspiracy?  Is there any doubt that the rules, and the way the rules are being interpreted and enforced, are geared towards the Penguins style of play?

Note that I am not saying that the refs are blatantly trying to make the Penguins win.  Rather, the Penguins have perhaps adapted to the style of play that Bettman wants better than most other teams in the league. 

Plays that used to be allowed in the NHL  are now being called penalties... to an extreme.  The physicality that used to be one of the most enjoyable parts of the game are being legislated out.  And, in the process, are alienating some long time fans like myself.  I simply don't enjoy the sport the way it is currently played nearly as much as I did in the 1980s and 1990s.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on May 10, 2009, 09:25:55 AM
I hate the Caps, their fans, and Ovechkin. But admittedly I cheered when they scored with 5 minutes left in the 3rd to tie it up. I've been rooting for them this entire series, because despite my hatred towards them, it pales in comparison to how much I hate Crosby, Pens fans, and the Pens. Ovechkin may do his stupid little jump into the glass after every goal, but he's not as much as a punk ass crybaby bitch as Crosby. That Bettman's gone out of his way to make Crosby the face of the NHL infuriates the hell out of me. Crosby is the epitome of what I hate about the new NHL, he acts hard but doesn't back it up, he has a penalty force field around him like Kobe Bryant. Anyone so much as farts on him and they're gone for 2 minutes. farg him, farg Malkin, and most importantly farg the biggest bandwagon fans in all of sports, Penguins fans.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 10, 2009, 09:45:16 AM
I can't stand Ovechkin or Crosby.  Ovechkin acts like a flaming flag every time he scores a goal and Crosby is the biggest crybaby bitch in the history of sports.  Choosing which one to hate more is like choosing which pedophile you'd like castrate first.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2009, 07:53:20 PM
yeah they both are intolerable...but canadien crybaby >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> techno club hoppin chain smoking eurotrash
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 10, 2009, 08:27:54 PM
You have problems.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 10, 2009, 08:40:46 PM
if you remove thyself from dc area crosby is infinitely worse than the rooskie
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2009, 09:53:53 AM
if you remove thyself from dc area crosby is infinitely worse than the rooskie

not even close...i see both more than i need to and can tell with certainty that crosby is one million times more likeable
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2009, 10:06:58 AM
(http://www.athleteswithcrosses.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/ovechkin1.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee50/kurtenblog/Alex.jpg)


(http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/0/32/114/32114598_3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on May 11, 2009, 10:22:18 AM
Oveckin is awesome. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wylmOGotyvY

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 11, 2009, 11:15:37 AM
hes much more tolerable on the ice. so hes a tool off of it. they all are. theyre athletes and they know theyre better than you.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 11, 2009, 11:41:18 AM
More Eurotrash lookin'...

Ovechkin or Pau Gasol

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2009, 02:03:34 PM
More Eurotrash lookin'...

Ovechkin or Pau Gasol




ovechkin is reinventing the term
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on May 11, 2009, 02:36:06 PM
Ovechkin dresses like a douche, so you don't like him because you're gay, we get it.

He'd STILL probably be a lot more fun to have a beer with than crosby.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 11, 2009, 03:02:32 PM
Crosby doesnt drink beers, he drinks ZIMA

Rumors out of Toronto that Bettman is on his way out.  Supposedly the owners are angry that Bettman is going to bail out the Coyotes with League funds, and wont listen to offers from Bassille
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on May 11, 2009, 04:06:26 PM
I hope a hockey guy takes over. Bobby Clarke should lobby for that job.


or better yet Hextall
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 11, 2009, 04:12:53 PM
Nightmare scenario... Colon Campbell...

I'd love to see Burke leave the Leafs and take over this league
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 11, 2009, 05:53:06 PM
Rumors out of Toronto that Bettman is on his way out. 

Please.

I'd love to see Burke leave the Leafs and take over this league

Please.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2009, 05:56:12 PM
Ovechkin dresses like a douche, so you don't like him because you're gay, we get it.

He'd STILL probably be a lot more fun to have a beer with than crosby.


he cant speak english definitely doesnt drink beer and would wanna meet in prague techno club.....sounds awesome

oh and your hate of the gay lifestyle is quite distrubing...but thats not suprising coming from a white trash neanderthal from delaware
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on May 11, 2009, 06:55:27 PM
Yes, I find people who judge others based on how they dress to be complete douche bags, no matter what their sexual orientation is.

It just so happens that you judge your sports athletes by how they look off the field. Unless you're a hardcore softball fan, that makes you both a complete douche bag and a raging fag.

(http://www.pamelaspunch.com/images/45467cde85e2_83DC/AlexParty2.jpg)

Also, I believe that's a beer.
L to R:
No, yes, no no no, yes, maybe
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 11, 2009, 07:16:29 PM
Alex Ovechkin is my favorite non-flyer/non-former-flyer.

There. I said it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 11, 2009, 07:22:57 PM
Ovechkin > Munson.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on May 11, 2009, 07:40:01 PM
My 40 time suffers in ice skates.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2009, 07:51:17 PM
Yes, I find people who judge others based on how they dress to be complete douche bags, no matter what their sexual orientation is.


no youre a dirtbag homophobe...youve called me gay like 100 times on this board...and not gay in the generic sense but gay in that i like men...as if that would be such an isult and a horrible thing...then you got called out on it and then switched his tune to try and hide his hatemongering...but again not suprising coming from you
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2009, 07:53:37 PM
Alex Ovechkin is my favorite non-flyer/non-former-flyer.

There. I said it.


didnt need to say it....goes right in line with your love of lacrosse and scott hartnell

i cant for a second fathom how even a cap fan could like ovechkin....hes one of the most annoying disgusting humans ive ever come across...but different strokes i guess
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on May 11, 2009, 08:08:18 PM
1. I'd be willing to bet money you've never actually "come across" him, and are making judgements strictly on what he wears and where he goes when he goes out. Whether you disagree with that shtein or not, he's still WAY more tolerable on the ice (the only place where he should effect you at all) then that sad drooping Hoyda Crosby.

2. Yes, you are pretty gay because you judge your male athletes on how they look and how they dress. That does not mean I hate gays. You just happen to be gay AND a complete and total uppity douche bag who judges athletes (and probably every other person you see) on the street clothes they wear.


V neck shirts and ripped jeans are your definition of trashy...Where as my vote would be for XXL t shirts and oversized jorts as the "trashy" attire. But of course, all your favorite NBA stars would still be wearing them to the games if not for the dress code. Either way, it shouldn't have any bearing on what you think of the athletes themselves.

You lose. Go kill yourself.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 11, 2009, 08:11:11 PM
Alex Ovechkin is my favorite non-flyer/non-former-flyer.

There. I said it.
didnt need to say it....goes right in line with your love of lacrosse and scott hartnell

I'm laughing pretty hard at you comparing Scott Hartnell to Alex Ovechkin.

You should rewrite this post so it says:

didnt need to say it... history has taught me that anything I irrationally dislike, rjs246 will like for perfectly rational reasons.


Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on May 11, 2009, 10:26:56 PM
Looks like we have a couple extra days to talk about which player we hate more.

It's a no-brainer for me, but I am biased for the same reason igy is biased in the other direction. I can't stand that soft fag Crosby... the refs protect him like he's a 10 year old and the Pittsburgh media still talks about him like he's 10 years old, too. Buncha 65 year-old bandwagon hockey fans in this town talking about "Sid the Kid". He dives in practically every game and last week he was bitching about hats on the farging ice! Plus so many of Crosby's goals are crash-the-net redirects and swats out of the air... it's just a much less fun brand of hockey to watch than Ovechkin's shots.

Off the ice is much less important to me, but who the hell even knows what Crosby is like off the ice. As far as I know he spends all his off-ice time sucking cock back at Mario Lemieux's house, I never see him anywhere else.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 11, 2009, 10:45:16 PM
Crosby has the most awkward looking mustache in the history of mankind. It looks like it took him his entire life to grow that thing.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 11, 2009, 10:53:13 PM
Off the ice is much less important to me, but who the hell even knows what Crosby is like off the ice. As far as I know he spends all his off-ice time sucking cock back at Mario Lemieux's house, I never see him anywhere else.
He's definitely not hanging around Phillies games like the GAWD
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/jeepwrang1994/Reg%20Folder/mikeygogo3.jpg)
dude had surgery wednesday and is out pimpin at the phils game.  Oh IGY, look... Mikey is double fisting Miller Lites
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 11, 2009, 11:12:36 PM
i could not tell mike richards from little richard bahaha
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 11, 2009, 11:48:29 PM
The kid the Flyers should've had instead of JVR scored a hat trick to finish off igy's favorite goalie.  Blackhawks in the WCF.....what....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 12, 2009, 12:53:29 AM
no original six teams dont belong. more ducks, predators and sharks please.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagaholic on May 12, 2009, 01:20:44 AM
I thought he was Russian
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 12, 2009, 08:09:38 AM
Chicago easily has the best symbol in all of sports
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 12, 2009, 10:37:59 PM
Boston wins.....1 win away
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 13, 2009, 08:28:37 AM
It's a no-brainer for me, but I am biased for the same reason igy is biased in the other direction.


actually it has nothing to do with being a cap...locality might be a factor if he was a taterskin...but there are no cap fans....even now
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 13, 2009, 08:31:55 AM
ROCK THE RED
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 13, 2009, 07:00:17 PM
Crosbin or Ovechkin... who advances?

We find out in a few hours.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 13, 2009, 07:07:27 PM
wow
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 13, 2009, 07:49:58 PM
2-0 Penguins already.

Of course they have 6554333 PPs already.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on May 13, 2009, 08:08:22 PM
4-0.

Will the Capitals come back?

We'll find out in a little under 2 more periods.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 13, 2009, 08:30:40 PM
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb311/JakeXDXD/sid.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 13, 2009, 09:19:50 PM
I
farging
Hate
Sidney
Crosby
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 14, 2009, 11:25:38 PM
Pittsburgh/Carolina ECF.  awful

Detroit/Chicago on the other side
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 15, 2009, 02:39:00 AM
lol @ seriously following a league that puts two game 7's at the same time and only one on tv...and a channel that happens to be totally obscure.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Don Ho on May 15, 2009, 03:00:49 AM
lol @ seriously following a league that puts two game 7's at the same time and only one on tv...and a channel that happens to be totally obscure.

Please help me understand that.  WTF?  Two game 7's at the same time?  Did they even cut to the Bruins game after the Ducks/Red Wings game?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 15, 2009, 03:02:26 AM
yea but thats not the point.

what if the first game goes into ot. then no one sees the other. how farging stupid is the nhl. god i dont know how you people follow and support this league. i hope it burns to the ground.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Don Ho on May 15, 2009, 03:17:07 AM
That's exactly why I don't follow it.  Games on the Vs. Channel?  Can't wait till they sign that contract with The Travel Channel. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 15, 2009, 06:28:26 AM
detroit chicago is an all world series.....basically a midwest version of rangers flyers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 15, 2009, 06:56:56 AM
love me some blackhawks

MDS is right though, the league failed again.  Surprise surprise
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 15, 2009, 07:24:24 AM
detroit chicago is an all world series.....basically a midwest version of rangers flyers

Exactly.

Go Canes.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 15, 2009, 09:01:49 AM
yea but thats not the point.

what if the first game goes into ot. then no one sees the other. how farging stupid is the nhl. god i dont know how you people follow and support this league. i hope it burns to the ground.

how can you say no one cares about the nhl and never will then call the league stupid for not televising the games properly.....which is it?

you think more than 100 thousand people outside of boston gives a farg about hurricanes bruins?...so why would they change a game date or time for that?

this kind of rationalizing and thinking will not advance your journalistic career.....belee dat

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 15, 2009, 10:42:17 AM
wow you are pathetic sticking up for bettman

it doesnt matter that no one cares about that series. but bettman is directly alienating the diehard hockey fans by putting two game 7's on at the exact same time. and only 1 on tv. the other you have to buy that lame package to get.

it is a total embarassment for a sport that has made itself completely irrelevant with over-expanding and brutal tv deals and arrogantly canceling a season and expected the moron diehards to come back like nothing happened. oh wait, thats what happened.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 15, 2009, 11:55:27 AM
wow you are pathetic sticking up for bettman

it doesnt matter that no one cares about that series. but bettman is directly alienating the diehard hockey fans by putting two game 7's on at the exact same time. and only 1 on tv. the other you have to buy that lame package to get.

it is a total embarassment for a sport that has made itself completely irrelevant with over-expanding and brutal tv deals and arrogantly canceling a season and expected the moron diehards to come back like nothing happened. oh wait, thats what happened.
the fact they are charging 79bucks for CenterIce just for the playoffs is a joke in itself.  They should make it available for 20 bucks, just to get people to watch
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 15, 2009, 12:03:09 PM
it doesnt matter that no one cares about that series. but bettman is directly alienating the diehard hockey fans by putting two game 7's on at the exact same time. and only 1 on tv. the other you have to buy that lame package to get.

it is a total embarassment for a sport that has made itself completely irrelevant with over-expanding and brutal tv deals and arrogantly canceling a season and expected the moron diehards to come back like nothing happened. oh wait, thats what happened.


crosby ovechkin could be on the three majors like a friggin presidential address and no one would watch it...so why would you go out of your way to put carolina boston on national tv

the sport was never not irrelevant and will never be accepted in america...bowling outdraws it...its why espn wanted no part of hockey...especially once they got basketball

the one thing they should do more in the playoffs and where boston carolina should have been last night was the nhl network...why they dont use it like the nba uses nba tv is beyond me

but to suggest they should have started an east game at 10pm or whatever youre saying for a handful of fans is retarded beyond belief...the diehards are never going to leave or be alienated thats why they are called die hards...but you already said that in the post above where you contridicted yourself 700 times again
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 15, 2009, 12:35:01 PM
TV scheduling dictates the legitimacy of a sport. Don't you iceholes know anything?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 15, 2009, 12:54:56 PM
you move one game a day back or start a game at 930 or something. its not that hard.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 15, 2009, 02:08:52 PM
you move one game a day back or start a game at 930 or something. its not that hard.

you cant move the dates of a game two days before its going to be played

arenas have schedules fans with tickets have plans ect

you can TBD game times like the nba does but not move game dates

but even so you really think a carolina hurricane game is worthy of that kind of treatment?

it would attract approximately 8 thousand additional viewers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 15, 2009, 03:16:20 PM
all i know is the bruins choked and any time a boston team gags a series away it's a happy day for me.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 15, 2009, 03:19:02 PM
oh i had the last channel button going hardcore last night on the bruin and celtic implosions....it was lovely
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 15, 2009, 04:36:42 PM
basically what im saying is it was a total embarrassment for the nhl, who considers themselves and is considered by many, to be a major sports league. do a whole lot of people care that they couldnt watch canes/bruins? no.

but the point was made by doing this and the nhl ought to be ashamed. they are about on the same level as the mls.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 15, 2009, 04:39:05 PM
actually youre the only one that cares
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 15, 2009, 05:44:08 PM
im pretty sure there are a few thousand big hockey fans that care
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on May 17, 2009, 10:03:21 PM
I glanced at a couple of games in the Wash/Pens series, but ever since the Flyers were eliminated I forgot all about the NHL playoffs. In the back of my mind I conceded the Red Wings were gonna win it all so what's the use of watching. This happened as soon as they signed Hossa.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 18, 2009, 10:12:45 AM
Just wanted to give a quick 'thank farging christ' that both the Bruins and the Celtics have been eliminated from their respective playoff races.

Now as long as Ortiz continues to embarrass himself on a daily basis, this summer might be bearable.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 26, 2009, 01:23:25 PM
old news but Keenan was fired by Calgary, and it looks like Pat Quinn is getting another head coach job (Edmonton)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phillymic2000 on May 26, 2009, 08:47:25 PM
Cowher is a bitchcheering for Carolina.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 27, 2009, 04:32:06 PM
I like it, because when a Pittsburgh coaching legend cheers for the team that loses to a Pittsburgh team, no one wins.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 27, 2009, 10:24:20 PM
Wings win.  Rematch set.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 27, 2009, 11:21:46 PM
who cares
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 28, 2009, 10:16:11 AM
i've watched maybe 10mins of hockey since the first round, and that was 98% blackhawks games. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 28, 2009, 10:19:56 AM
I've watched a lot of hockey and would still like to light Sidney Crosby's face and icehole on fire.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 28, 2009, 11:42:58 AM
Quote
Versus' telecast of the Penguins' series-clinching Game 4 win over the Hurricanes drew a massive 27.1 rating in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, topping a 25.0 rating for Penguins/Capitals Game 7 as the highest rated Penguins game in the Pittsburgh market this season.

To put that in perspective, the same game drew a paltry 4.8 in Raleigh, the Hurricanes' home market.

The four-game Penguins/Hurricanes series averaged a 21.7 rating in Pittsburgh and a 6.8 in Raleigh. Nationally, the first three games of the series averaged a 1.3 cable rating and 1.5 million viewers on Versus

keep defending hockey in the south and acting like it belongs there. you brainwashed morons.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 28, 2009, 11:48:36 AM
technically, hockey doesn't belong anywhere. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 28, 2009, 12:04:12 PM
They were down 3-0.  Everyone gave up.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 28, 2009, 12:50:13 PM
the numbers we about the same even before. jesus ed you are really defending having an ice-oriented sport played in north carolina. wow.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 03, 2009, 09:18:14 AM
I haven't watched a minute of the Pens/Redwings series, but check out the 21 seconds of 6 men on the ice last night
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/boonyard/ed29eb96.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 03, 2009, 09:22:06 AM
i actually watched the entire game last night
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 03, 2009, 09:25:00 AM
CONSPIRACY

You cant tell me the league doesnt try to even up games.  Hell, they did it for the Flyers game 3, and did the same last night.  Its sickening. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 03, 2009, 09:36:22 AM
didnt even think one second about when they showed it during the game and havent since...i just dont buy into that stuff...its all internet created...sports is no different now than it was 25 years ago...the difference is now kids love to run on the internet and talk crap like that and for some reason people buy into it....back in the day there was no such thing as conspiracies...sports was just sports...now this internet age population has to bring made up drama into everything...i honestly feel sorry for you people that you cant even enjoy the games like they should be
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 03, 2009, 09:51:21 AM
Sorry, the Malkin non suspension for doing more than what Carcillo did, complete BS.  If you cant see that they have run the sport into the ground, thats on you.  Random suspensions, talk of not allowing fights, Non suspensions for double misconducts since its a star player.  If Richards goes after Zetterberg under 2 mins, and isnt tied down, do you think he's not suspended?  Its a guaranteed suspension on two counts, the double Misconducts, and the instigator within the final 2 (Sending a Message).  Its laughable. 

The league has 6 teams on the ropes, hoping someone buys them or at least gives them more capital. 
4 immediate things i'd like to see
-The league needs to first retract to at the minimum 24 teams. 
-Get rid of the 3 ref system, too many calls from center ice away from the play. 
-Get rid of Campbell and his random application of the rulebook.
-Shorten the season, so the SCF is ends in May.  Hockey in June is dumb. 

The league also is facing huge pressure from the KHL.  You have older Russian and Euro players leaving, already before the season is even over.  The KHL pays Taxes for the players not to mention other perks.  The NHL is struggling just to survive.  If the league doesnt contract, you will have an even more watered down product than you currently have. 

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 03, 2009, 09:58:54 AM
again if you feel the need to overanalyze every single call to the death to the point where you actually believe there are conspiracies in pro sports then i honestly feel bad for you.....i dont know what id do if the fun was taken out of it for me

i guarantee what happened is you didnt watch the game last night...then went on a message board today and saw a 25 page thread on the to many men non call and about how bettman and his evil henchman sent down a message to fix the series so crosby could win a title...this only happens on the internet

in real life mixed in with our discussion of the game i might say to my boy damn did you see that to many man on the ice missed call last night...hed laugh and be like yeah that was crazy...then wed move on to talking about how the series has been and where its going...like normal non internet message board sports fans have been doing since forever
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 03, 2009, 10:02:33 AM
Wait, is the biggest internet message board nerd of all time railing against internet message board nerdery?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 03, 2009, 10:04:37 AM
lol

nah, i got texts from my buddy who was watching, then saw the pics.  nice try though.  Thanks for playing. 

I'm not watching the games for one reason, i dont want to help in the ratings.  If you cant admit the league wants Crosby to hold a cup, you are just blind. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 03, 2009, 10:05:20 AM
theres a difference btwn posting on a message board as a fan and being a message board sports type fan

i was into sports before internet sports fans were even born...i have a foundation that was built long before the internet even existed
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 03, 2009, 10:06:43 AM
theres a difference btwn posting on a message board as a fan and being a message board sports type fan

i was into sports before internet sports fans were even born...i have a foundation that was built long before the internet even existed

Hahahaha
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 03, 2009, 10:09:13 AM
Plans are in the works for the Internet Hall of Fame statue in honor of the greatness of IGY.  I plan to shower it with seashell necklaces and Warrior LAX sticks. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 03, 2009, 10:11:08 AM
I'm going to place a well watched copy of Fight Club next to the statue in his honor.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 03, 2009, 10:11:17 AM
I'm not watching the games for one reason, i dont want to help in the ratings.   


haha

unless you have a neilson box connected to your tv or participate in a neilson diary no one has any idea what youre watching on television....if you really wanna hurt the league contact neilson and tell them you want to get involved and then write in the book they gave you "i watched everything on tv that night except the nhl"
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 03, 2009, 10:23:03 AM
the nhl has actually seen better numbers on vs. this playoffs. those numbers still suck compared to just about every other semi-major sport, but they are better than they have been in the past.

so for you fools who like the league the way it is with too many teams and 600 teams in the south, praise your hero gary bettman.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 03, 2009, 10:26:48 AM
is that a shot at IGY? 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 03, 2009, 10:29:43 AM
didnt even think one second about when they showed it during the game and havent since...i just dont buy into that stuff...its all internet created...sports is no different now than it was 25 years ago...the difference is now kids love to run on the internet and talk crap like that and for some reason people buy into it....back in the day there was no such thing as conspiracies...sports was just sports...now this internet age population has to bring made up drama into everything...i honestly feel sorry for you people that you cant even enjoy the games like they should be

the shoeless joe jackson says hi. 

as long as there's been sports, there have been people conspiring to say that the league/refs/mafia controlled the outcome of games.  i had an uncle as a kid who, every time a philly team lost, would say that the game was fixed.  they only difference is that back then, there was no internet for joe the douchebag fan to blab on and on about how the refs/league/mafia fixes games.  if there was, i can guarantee that my uncle, and everyone who thought just like him would have been blogging about it every single day. 

the drama is and always has been there.  the only thing the internet is make it more accessable. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 03, 2009, 10:32:45 AM
is that a shot at IGY? 

its a shot at everyone who embraces the nhl as a major league and immediately came back after they canceled an entire farging season. everyone made baseball wait until really 2001 to come back, but all you loons go right back to hockey and you stay despite it being deserving of failure so it can be revamped.

i suppose these cup finals work, but really, in no way shape or form is it possible to take hockey seriously when the carolina hurricanes and anahiem ducks consistently compete for titles.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 03, 2009, 10:35:46 AM
The thing i learned from the strike was i didnt need Hockey as much as i thought i did.  And that they've continually made it worse over the past 10years makes it tougher to watch than ever. 

The other thing about the Strike for the NHL, it solved nothing.  The Cap has been a failure.  The Lighting won with a small salary pre lockout, then the Canes again, small market team.  Detroit is just amazing at scouting, and the Pens had top 3 picks in 5 straight drafts. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: reese125 on June 03, 2009, 10:36:26 AM
didnt even think one second about when they showed it during the game and havent since...i just dont buy into that stuff...its all internet created...sports is no different now than it was 25 years ago...the difference is now kids love to run on the internet and talk crap like that and for some reason people buy into it....back in the day there was no such thing as conspiracies...sports was just sports...now this internet age population has to bring made up drama into everything...i honestly feel sorry for you people that you cant even enjoy the games like they should be

the shoeless joe jackson says hi. 

as long as there's been sports, there have been people conspiring to say that the league/refs/mafia controlled the outcome of games.  i had an uncle as a kid who, every time a philly team lost, would say that the game was fixed.  they only difference is that back then, there was no internet for joe the douchebag fan to blab on and on about how the refs/league/mafia fixes games.  if there was, i can guarantee that my uncle, and everyone who thought just like him would have been blogging about it every single day. 

the drama is and always has been there.  the only thing the internet is make it more accessable. 

why even go that far back...NBA's Tim Donaghy says (http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1928.gif)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 03, 2009, 10:51:26 AM
because donaghy wasn't a conspiracy, it was proven fact. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 03, 2009, 11:03:24 AM
The thing i learned from the strike was i didnt need Hockey as much as i thought i did.  And that they've continually made it worse over the past 10years makes it tougher to watch than ever. 

The other thing about the Strike for the NHL, it solved nothing.  The Cap has been a failure.  The Lighting won with a small salary pre lockout, then the Canes again, small market team.  Detroit is just amazing at scouting, and the Pens had top 3 picks in 5 straight drafts. 

basically of these things, yes. and somehow you guys can still take the nhl seriously and treat it like it matters. i understand the love for hockey, but i love tennis and dont go batshtein crazy over any match.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 03, 2009, 11:05:08 AM
Maybe you should shut your stupid face and stop relating tv ratings to relevancy.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 03, 2009, 11:16:06 AM
didnt even think one second about when they showed it during the game and havent since...i just dont buy into that stuff...its all internet created...sports is no different now than it was 25 years ago...the difference is now kids love to run on the internet and talk crap like that and for some reason people buy into it....back in the day there was no such thing as conspiracies...sports was just sports...now this internet age population has to bring made up drama into everything...i honestly feel sorry for you people that you cant even enjoy the games like they should be

the shoeless joe jackson says hi. 

as long as there's been sports, there have been people conspiring to say that the league/refs/mafia controlled the outcome of games.  i had an uncle as a kid who, every time a philly team lost, would say that the game was fixed.  they only difference is that back then, there was no internet for joe the douchebag fan to blab on and on about how the refs/league/mafia fixes games.  if there was, i can guarantee that my uncle, and everyone who thought just like him would have been blogging about it every single day. 

the drama is and always has been there.  the only thing the internet is make it more accessable. 


so you had to go back to 1918...thats like saying the goodyear blimp is going to blow up tomorrow because the hindenberg did 100 years ago

99.9% of sporting events that have ever been played have not been fixed...for every shoeless joe jackson ill give you 5000 games where a fix wasnt in

were there a couple idiots 25 years ago saying games were fixed sure...but that was usually salty heads who lost money on a game and were bitter

now you got kids screaming non stop about every game in every sport...that comissioners have leagues fixed...that refs are told to win championships for sydney crosby or lebron james..an these morons truly believe this...and the funny thing is they dont even watch the games...they go on a mesage board and the rest of the kiddies are saying the same thing and it seems cool to go along with a story like that and POOF! its a conspiracy...

you have it backwards...more people are screaming everything is a conspiracy now because they are sheep on the internet and follow the few morons that start it...back in the day these fcouple morons didnt have a platform like the net to attract the other dopes...now they do and its out of control

its not these idiots i feel for because they never knew or cared about sports to begin with...its the people like sb that it really sucks for because they have had their whole world ruined by these dumb asses and cant enjoy what used to be a great thing to them
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 03, 2009, 11:17:51 AM
Maybe you should shut your stupid face and stop relating tv ratings to relevancy.

whats funny is the wire is about the lowest rated tv show ever and he claims to love it
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 03, 2009, 11:18:02 AM
Maybe you should shut your stupid face and stop relating tv ratings to relevancy.

so if less than 1% of the country cares about something, but yet a white dude from boston likes it, it therefore matters
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 03, 2009, 11:22:34 AM
There are no white people in Boston.

And again you're relating TV numbers to 'people caring' about something. TV doesn't matter you farging weirdo.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 03, 2009, 11:28:16 AM
of course it doesnt

but how many watch something equates to how popular it is. now that doesnt determine that quality, but for sports, it gives us a sense how many people are into the sport and thusly how big of a deal it is. and the nhl is how you say...meaningless.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 03, 2009, 11:42:26 AM
didnt even think one second about when they showed it during the game and havent since...i just dont buy into that stuff...its all internet created...sports is no different now than it was 25 years ago...the difference is now kids love to run on the internet and talk crap like that and for some reason people buy into it....back in the day there was no such thing as conspiracies...sports was just sports...now this internet age population has to bring made up drama into everything...i honestly feel sorry for you people that you cant even enjoy the games like they should be

the shoeless joe jackson says hi.  

as long as there's been sports, there have been people conspiring to say that the league/refs/mafia controlled the outcome of games.  i had an uncle as a kid who, every time a philly team lost, would say that the game was fixed.  they only difference is that back then, there was no internet for joe the douchebag fan to blab on and on about how the refs/league/mafia fixes games.  if there was, i can guarantee that my uncle, and everyone who thought just like him would have been blogging about it every single day.  

the drama is and always has been there.  the only thing the internet is make it more accessable.  


so you had to go back to 1918...thats like saying the goodyear blimp is going to blow up tomorrow because the hindenberg did 100 years ago

99.9% of sporting events that have ever been played have not been fixed...for every shoeless joe jackson ill give you 5000 games where a fix wasnt in

were there a couple idiots 25 years ago saying games were fixed sure...but that was usually salty heads who lost money on a game and were bitter

now you got kids screaming non stop about every game in every sport...that comissioners have leagues fixed...that refs are told to win championships for sydney crosby or lebron james..an these morons truly believe this...and the funny thing is they dont even watch the games...they go on a mesage board and the rest of the kiddies are saying the same thing and it seems cool to go along with a story like that and POOF! its a conspiracy...

you have it backwards...more people are screaming everything is a conspiracy now because they are sheep on the internet and follow the few morons that start it...back in the day these fcouple morons didnt have a platform like the net to attract the other dopes...now they do and its out of control

its not these idiots i feel for because they never knew or cared about sports to begin with...its the people like sb that it really sucks for because they have had their whole world ruined by these dumb asses and cant enjoy what used to be a great thing to them

you just basically repeated everything i did but took about 8 more paragraphs to do it.  

also, i didn't have to go back to 1918....it just happens to be the most famous sports conspiracy ever.  

basketball point shaving, tyson being drugged before fighting douglas, knicks getting the #1 pick, etc, etc.  there's plenty of more recent conspiracies out there, many of which had plenty of fuel long before the internet became a household entity.  

the point is that things weren't all sunshine and candy before the internet came along like you originally claimed them to be.  





Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 03, 2009, 11:44:12 AM
The internet has ruined my life.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 03, 2009, 01:15:41 PM
i'm pretty sure you're life would suck either way
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 03, 2009, 01:19:42 PM
Maybe, but less people would know about it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 03, 2009, 04:50:16 PM
good stuff in Colorado.....they promoted one of the assistant GMs, who turned around and fired the other assistant GM then went after the head coach (Granato), both assistant coaches, the goalie coach and the video coordinator
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 04, 2009, 11:07:49 PM
got ourselves a series again
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 05, 2009, 12:00:03 AM
farg the Pens.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 05, 2009, 09:46:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7kXHhj8eM

LMAO.  And people root for this kid
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 09, 2009, 08:15:24 PM
Let's go Red Wings.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 11, 2009, 02:28:30 PM
Let's go Red Wings.

Please. If I have to watch Cindy carry the Cup, I'll for sure have to clean up the vomit afterward.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 11, 2009, 06:10:26 PM
I'm tailgating the Tigers@Pirates game tomorrow night, which might be one of the lowest attended non-Florida MLB games in history. Actually had these worthless tickets way before I knew the Penguins would be in the finals.

The Pens bandwagon is huge... as evidenced by the hundreds of 200 lb 40-something women I've seen wearing light blue Crosby alternate jerseys over the past month. These fans are zesty and deserve to lose.

I want the Penguins obliterated tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 11, 2009, 08:40:54 PM
One day until i never watch hockey again
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 11, 2009, 08:48:20 PM
why wait
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 11, 2009, 09:33:21 PM
i already started, but tomorrow could be the end of it all
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: dis12 on June 12, 2009, 08:17:31 AM
Let's go Red Wings.

Please. If I have to watch Cindy carry the Cup, I'll for sure have to clean up the vomit afterward.
and it will suck to listen the the NHL/media suck Crosbaby's dick for the next year. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2009, 08:40:07 AM
Like the Mets choking or Fox showing a Yankees/Red Sox game on Saturday, that's guaranteed to happen anyway.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2009, 09:00:58 AM
mets yanks and red sox defending world champs this weekend and neither game is the espn sunday nighter....i couldnt believe that when i saw it
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2009, 09:46:53 AM
Haha.  For a second I thought you were kidding.

Cardinals/Indians?  Really??

Wow.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 12, 2009, 08:46:15 PM
i think ESPN is using this to try and make a point that they don't have east coast bias.  they fail.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 12, 2009, 10:39:19 PM
 :puke
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 12, 2009, 10:43:11 PM
triple barf.

The Vagina Cup.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Don Ho on June 12, 2009, 10:43:50 PM
Haha.  For a second I thought you were kidding.

Cardinals/Indians?  Really??

Wow.

That'll boost the ratings.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 12, 2009, 10:48:16 PM
Yeah so I had to wait 25 years for one of my farging teams to win a championship, and then it finally happens in October. Meanwhile, since then, the city I live in has won two of them just like that. farg this shteinhole place.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 12, 2009, 10:51:20 PM
didn't some douche that played for the pens last year leave and sign with detroit this year?  lololol. good call. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Don Ho on June 12, 2009, 10:51:38 PM
Yeah so I had to wait 25 years for one of my farging teams to win a championship, and then it finally happens in October. Meanwhile, since then, the city I live in has won two of them just like that. farg this shteinhole place.

I blame Kevin Curtis
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 12, 2009, 10:52:23 PM
didn't some douche that played for the pens last year leave and sign with detroit this year?  lololol. good call. 

Hossa. The Pens offered him more money too, but he said he wanted to leave to win a Cup.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 12, 2009, 10:54:19 PM
didn't some douche that played for the pens last year leave and sign with detroit this year?  lololol. good call. 

Hossa. The Pens offered him more money too, but he said he wanted to leave to win a Cup.

didn't know they offered him more.  i just knew he went to detroit cause he wanted to win.  the fact that he turned down more money to finish in the same spot he did last year makes it even more awesome. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 12, 2009, 11:25:38 PM
i dont even care about hockey and the sight of cindy hoisting the cup made me physically ill
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 13, 2009, 07:43:34 AM
the one great thing about the pens title is that we wont have sb complaining about the refs 45 times a game in the flyers thread next year...or does this just mean hes not watching any non flyer games ever again?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 13, 2009, 10:20:23 AM
I killed myself...  I'm posting from Purgatory, they have beer
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 13, 2009, 10:27:56 AM
It's warm and non-alcoholic, though...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 13, 2009, 10:35:18 AM
It's warm and non-alcoholic, though...

It's purgatory, not hell. I'm thinking that they have cold, alcoholic beer, but it's Coors Light.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 13, 2009, 10:59:15 AM
I'm debating ridding myself of the NHL all together though IGY.  I pay for the Centerice package, since its the only way i get to watch flyers games at home.  Positives of the Pens winning the cup, maybe they wont get every call from this point forward since Gary got what he wanted. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 13, 2009, 11:33:48 AM
you homer
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on June 13, 2009, 11:55:58 AM
It's warm and non-alcoholic, though...

It's purgatory, not hell. I'm thinking that they have cold, alcoholic beer, but it's Coors Light.

I heard in Hell they have Guinness on tap.  And incest.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagaholic on June 13, 2009, 01:37:52 PM
Fleury should have had to play last night with this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXIq2OU_r6U&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffailblog%2Eorg%2F&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 15, 2009, 04:37:55 PM
375,000 at the parade today.....the same route where 300,000 showed up for the Steelers one.  Weak...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 15, 2009, 04:55:04 PM
This weekend SUCKED.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 15, 2009, 09:02:26 PM
375,000 at the parade today.....the same route where 300,000 showed up for the Steelers one.  Weak...


in a city as small as pittsburgh i wouldnt call that weak....what i dont get is how did the pens parade outdraw the steelers....theres no possible way a flyer parade would outdraw the phillies much less an eagle parade
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 15, 2009, 09:31:25 PM
especially when the 2000 census had pittsburgh's population at a little more than 300k and the metropolitan area at around 2.5 mil. 

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 15, 2009, 09:33:11 PM
Weather was temps in the 70s and crystal clear sky today. Weather during the Steelers parade was mid-20s, light snow.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on June 15, 2009, 09:35:07 PM
The number I don't get is that attendance at the Pirates game was 18,000 during Game 7 and since I was there I can confirm that number didn't look to be inflated very much. A pretty good number of Tigers fans there too. Didn't anyone tell them a hockey game was on?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 16, 2009, 06:22:36 AM
even zesty baseball is a million times more popular than hockey
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on June 16, 2009, 06:42:49 AM
Hockey as it stands right now is an unwatchable sport. I'll always watch the Flyers, but the days of just catching a normal game are over, unless there's a superstar playing and then I might tune in for a period or two. Bettman royally farged the league in a time when people in general love contact sports and fighting (UFC's popularity as an example).
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 16, 2009, 08:25:59 AM
while the sport pales in comparison to the 80's its ten million times better now than in the 90's and pre strike aughts

im certainly not gonna sit down and watch anaheim pheonix unless absolutely nothing else is on but id definitely watch a random st louis chicago game for example...the problem is even in its improved post lockout state its still not nearly as good as the nba and since they run at the same time ill always watch the basketball over the hockey if the games playing are close to equal
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 16, 2009, 08:33:49 AM
LOL at rejecting Basille's offer again. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2009, 12:22:44 PM
over 8 mil watched game 7, highest rated game in 32 years

im sure next years carolina/vancouver final will carry that momentum
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 19, 2009, 09:59:40 AM
goddamn gay Penguins and their cup

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4920/cindy1.png)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on June 19, 2009, 10:02:21 AM
There are no words for how angry that makes me.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 19, 2009, 10:04:50 AM
Ovechkin wins back-to-back MVP trophies

God was 3 votes short of winning the Selke.....Datsyuk gets it again

and there's rumors of a 2nd outdoor game next season (Calgary)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 23, 2009, 09:42:16 AM
Crosby sleeps with the Cup (http://www.totalprosports.com/blog/index.php/2009/06/sidney-crosby-sleeps-with-the-stanley-cup/)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 23, 2009, 09:44:38 AM
Supposedly NBC wants the Flyers/Bruins to play on Newyears day.  Bettman wants Ovechkin and the caps. but NBC might win out. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 24, 2009, 11:21:53 AM
-- After resigning from the Devils to be closer to home, Brent Sutter took the Flames head coach job (hired by his brother Darryl)

-- Hull, Yzerman, Leetch, Robitaille and Lamoriello are this year's HOF class
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 30, 2009, 10:54:48 AM
Quote
New Gig For Rosenhaus
Posted by Mike Florio on June 30, 2009, 9:41 a.m.

At a time when there are rumblings in NFL circles that agent Drew Rosenhaus might be expanding his work beyond the sport of football, he apparently is.

But in an unusual way.

Rosenhaus just posted on his Twitter page that he has been hired by the fans of the NHL’s Florida Panthers to negotiate lower season ticket prices.

Our guess is that Rosenhaus actually has been hired by the NHL’s Florida Panthers to participate in a marketing scheme aimed at creating interest in the team’s coming reduction in ticket prices.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 30, 2009, 05:44:17 PM
nm
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on June 30, 2009, 07:44:00 PM
Montreal just traded one of their best prospects and some other players for Scott Gomez and his top 5 most awful NHL contracts

lulz
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 30, 2009, 11:16:57 PM
Heatley used his NTC to block a trade to Edmonton for Dustin Penner (who cost them 3 #1s for signing), Cogliano and Smid

Hossa to Chicago (12 yrs, $62M)

Ohlund to Tampa Bay

Sedin twins re-signed with Vancouver

Colton Orr to Toronto

Florida's backup goalie Craig Anderson to Colorado

Detroit's backup goalie Ty Conklin to St. Louis
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2009, 03:00:17 PM
Brashear to the Rangers....2/$2.8M

Roloson to the Islanders....$2.5M/yr to be DiPietro's backup
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on July 01, 2009, 03:09:34 PM
do it easy
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2009, 04:40:39 PM
yea

Brodeur's backup Scott Clemmensen replaces Anderson's backup spot in Florida for $1.2M/yr
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2009, 08:45:18 PM
F.....Gaborik to the Rangers (5/$37.5M)

Komisarek to Toronto

Cammalleri, Gionta, Hal Gill and Spacek all to Montreal

Chris Neil stays in Ottawa for 4/$8M
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on July 01, 2009, 09:09:58 PM
Gaborik is a loser. An elite-ly skilled loser, but a softbatch douche who completely belongs on the Rangers. He'll average a point a game in the 40 games he plays and he'll rack most of those points up in meaningless games against subpar teams.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 01, 2009, 09:15:51 PM
LOL, 7.5 per...ha  farging Sather
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 01, 2009, 10:09:28 PM
This thread is hilarious (http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=658243)

TSN originally reported the Gaborik deal at 5 years $5.75, which the Rangers fans were thrilled. The thread steadily declines once they realize it's actually for $7.5 million per.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: DH on July 01, 2009, 10:34:04 PM
Keeping up w one MB is already too much for me to handle...I have no idea how you losers can read more than one..
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 02, 2009, 12:12:30 PM
Recchi re-signed with Boston (1/$1M)

Antropov leaves the Rangers for Atlanta

that p*ssy Havlat goes from Chicago to Minnesota
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 06, 2009, 04:11:07 PM
ha....a day after Montreal fans had a rally to keep Kovalev, he signed a 2-yr deal with Ottawa
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on July 06, 2009, 04:14:47 PM
The only thing worse for the canuckfrogs would be if he signed with Toronto.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on July 06, 2009, 07:30:20 PM
I'd still ship Briere's ass there for cap relief and future picks. Seems they're desperate now.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 07, 2009, 05:38:44 PM
Sakic and Claude Lemieux are retiring

Saku Koivu to the Ducks....1-yr deal
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on July 08, 2009, 03:41:20 PM
Quote
Addressing the commencement ceremonies at Moscow's New Economic School Tuesday, America's No. 1 sports fan reached out to the people of the Russian Federation — by thanking them for Washington Capitals player Alexander Ovechkin.


"As a resident of Washington, D.C., I continue to benefit from the contributions of Russians — specifically, from Alexander Ovechkin," Obama said. "We're very pleased to have him in Washington, D.C."
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagaholic on July 08, 2009, 05:33:20 PM
Quote
Addressing the commencement ceremonies at Moscow's New Economic School Tuesday, America's No. 1 sports fan reached out to the people of the Russian Federation — by thanking them for Washington Capitals player Alexander Ovechkin.


"As a resident of Washington, D.C., I continue to benefit from the contributions of Russians — specifically, from Alexander Ovechkin," Obama said. "We're very pleased to have him in Washington, D.C."


Quote
Police in Lakeland, Florida, are holding former bodybuilder and personal trainer Richard Thomas in custody after Thomas allegedly admitted to importing and selling a large amount of anabolic steroids, including to players on the Washington Nationals and the Washington Capitals.

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/05/29/alg_steroids.jpg)
Former bodybuilder and personal trainer Richard Thomas is under arrest after a raid of his Florida home nets a large cache of firearms and steroids.
 :paranoid


Edit: LOLZ - players on the Nationals on steroids
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on July 08, 2009, 11:34:51 PM
have they contracted the florida panthers and phoenix coyotes yet?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on August 04, 2009, 04:29:16 PM
Roenick's retiring.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on August 05, 2009, 04:57:39 PM
(http://files3.geometria.ru/pics/original/7465048.jpg)


(http://life.ru/media/content/0709/67c135f407662b75a92d7233e2ccf402.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 05, 2009, 11:08:02 PM
lol at his fly being down.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on August 06, 2009, 12:08:02 PM
The entire race of eurasian mud people like Ovechkin should be exterminated.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 09, 2009, 04:48:47 PM
so Patrick Kane and his cousin take a taxi and pay the cabbie $15 for a $13.80 ride, and the driver says he doesn't have 20 cents in change.  Kane punches him in the face, breaks his glasses, chokes him and takes the $15 back, then gets arrested a few hours later...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 09, 2009, 05:24:54 PM
Kane is also 20, and the cabbie is 65 HA
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on August 09, 2009, 05:45:19 PM
thank god the flyers got reemsdyke
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: DH on August 10, 2009, 11:48:45 AM
haha JVR
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on September 24, 2009, 12:37:39 PM
Gretzky just said "F this I'm outta here" to Phoenix
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on September 24, 2009, 12:47:52 PM
What does f mean?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 24, 2009, 01:17:53 PM
the NHL is failing?

Honestly good for gretzky, farg that mess
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on September 24, 2009, 10:08:33 PM
cindy left the pens game tonight with a groin....no idea how bad...might just be precautionary but hopefully it exploded
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 25, 2009, 09:25:29 AM
tore his vagina i hear
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on September 25, 2009, 03:53:29 PM
Tore it right off.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 30, 2009, 02:08:19 PM
http://stars.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=711&id=47463
Dallas Stars Ice Girls... honesty, this is the only thing that might get fans back in the stars arena now. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 14, 2009, 07:51:25 PM
this is just stupid

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Video-9-year-old-scores-greatest-goal-in-Boston?urn=nhl,195876
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 21, 2009, 10:00:29 PM
chuggie's plan to change the NHL is underway (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4581463)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on October 29, 2009, 09:21:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBSvk3yg2GA
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on November 30, 2009, 11:12:51 PM
Ballard pissed off about goal, slashes teammate Vokoun in head (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC8LKtFCHXs)  

watch the far right side about 2-3 seconds in.  dumbass
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on December 01, 2009, 08:55:04 AM
Ballard pissed off about goal, slashes teammate Vokoun in head (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC8LKtFCHXs)  

watch the far right side about 2-3 seconds in.  dumbass

I just saw this. HORRIBLE. Ballard should get his ass kicked by his whole team and then suspended.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 01, 2009, 08:57:37 AM
looked like he wanted to hit the goalpost and missed horribly
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 01, 2009, 04:51:47 PM
this shtein is funny


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4093950458_03e4645497_o.gif
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on December 29, 2009, 11:15:12 PM
Justin Williams can't catch a break (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzv_DrEl_pU) (ROME)


2000-01 = broken finger
2001-02 = shoulder issues
2002-03 = sprained knee (missed half the season)
2003-04 = broken wrist
2007-08 = torn ACL (missed half the season)
2008-09 = issue with Achilles tendon and broken hand (missed half the season)
2009-10 = broken leg (out indefinitely)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 09, 2010, 11:52:56 AM
i was talking to a scout from the echl or ahl or chl or whatever last night, some low level minor league, and he said that its pretty much a given that winnipeg, quebec city and toronto are getting teams within the next decade.

but he said it was a no go on the return of the mighty whale.

any shot this is true? because god forbid there should be actual hockey towns with hockey teams.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 09, 2010, 12:06:32 PM
Hartford is a zesty town, and couldnt support their team before.  The league wont go back, but its a guarantee Quebec city and or Hamilton will have a team probably in 2 years.  Phx is gone, the Panthers will probably be moved too
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 09, 2010, 12:19:44 PM
the mighty whale must live!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 09, 2010, 01:32:54 PM
yeah i heard quebec is a lock
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 09, 2010, 02:07:02 PM
also said milwaukee isnt an option because of the guy who was pushing for it died and the proximity to chicago.

but wouldnt it make sense to have hockey in a state wheres its always 4 degrees? no. put it in phoenix.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 09, 2010, 08:09:03 PM
Blame Bettman, he's entirely to blame along with the other owners.  I guarantee IGY and I could run the league better
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on January 13, 2010, 09:39:38 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4819956
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 19, 2010, 08:28:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/aplfhPu4iiU

Patrice Cormier hits Mikael Tam, Tam is hosptialized still, Cormier is suspended indefinitely.  Cormier was the 53rd overall pick of the devils in 2008 and may get called up to the AHL this year
http://tsn.ca/chl/story/?id=306706
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 31, 2010, 01:49:04 PM
Toronto just traded for Dion Phaneuf, JS Giguere and 2 other players and gave up six, including Jason Blake and Vesa Toskala...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 31, 2010, 05:12:26 PM
who are those people and why does this matter and why cant i, if i wanted to, just find this out on espn.com
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 31, 2010, 09:18:39 PM
jason blake looks like the kid from gummo
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 01, 2010, 09:46:19 AM
lol, i hate albinos
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on February 10, 2010, 10:25:04 PM
caps finally lost thank god...it would have been a travesty and so fraudulant if they had beaten the pens record
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on March 02, 2010, 10:25:26 PM
Chris Chelios signed with Atlanta.  He's 48.  He's in Atlanta.  None of this makes sense.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on March 17, 2010, 09:15:35 AM
devils are gonna wear their butter red and green throwbacks tonight for st patrricks day

i didnt realize they are 5-0 this year against the penguins and have outscored them 17-3
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 10, 2010, 11:22:47 PM
matt cooke getting suspended tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW9Sp-WndwA&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 10, 2010, 11:29:13 PM
Holy shtein! What a shot to the jaw hahahahha!

(still watching)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 10, 2010, 11:30:18 PM
Wait, I don't get it, what is he getting suspended for? Getting the shtein knocked out of him?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 10, 2010, 11:32:01 PM
hes gonna miss a few games which is what all the cry baby non penguin fans around the league called for when he didnt get suspended for hitting savard
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 10, 2010, 11:33:34 PM
oohhhh, gotcha.

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 10, 2010, 11:40:20 PM
if that ain't a clock cleaning, then i don't know what is. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 11, 2010, 10:59:46 AM
(http://bit.ly/cgQyG7?r=td)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 11, 2010, 12:35:29 PM
Couldn't happen to a nicer fellow.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 13, 2010, 11:10:14 AM
Evander Kane looks like he's about 16 years old. And farg the Penguins.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 14, 2010, 10:32:51 PM
The Cindys lose game 1 to Oattawa.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 19, 2010, 12:27:23 AM
Barely into a 0-0 overtime, Dan Boyle just put it into his own net to give #8 Colorado a 2-1 lead in the series.  New year, same old choke job by San Jose...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 19, 2010, 01:09:14 AM
is there honestly anybody that gives a crap about the san jose sharks
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on April 19, 2010, 04:51:39 AM
I used to date/bang a chick that was a big Sharks fan, so yes.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 19, 2010, 01:06:53 PM
is there honestly anybody that gives a crap about the san jose sharks

The news stations out there were ripping them bad...worse than those underachieving Flyers teams from 98 through 03
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 19, 2010, 01:32:00 PM
i refuse to believe more than a couple hundred people are really bend out of shape over the sharks. its friggin san jose and its hockey. they wear turquoise. come on.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 19, 2010, 01:38:00 PM
yeah the news might care because they have nothing else to talk about sports wise...but the 4 billion latinos in san jose could care less
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 19, 2010, 01:52:10 PM
and so could the rest of the world

like when the maple leafs or canadiens lose its funny. when the sharks lose its irrelevant. nobody gives a crap that they lose in the first round every year. nobody would give a crap if they folded and moved to seattle. there are 20 nhl teams like this. what a great league.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 19, 2010, 01:53:41 PM
last night was the best sporting event ive been to since the 2008 phillie playoffs
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 19, 2010, 01:57:38 PM
yea because for hockey fans flyers/devils is great

there are no more than 10 interesting teams in the nhl. the flyers are one of them. so what they do is noteworthy, especially when they are playing a team like the devils. the coyotes and sharks....no. nothing. meaningless.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 19, 2010, 02:16:07 PM
Sure Devils vs Flyers is great, but why did the NHL decide to not air the games on either VS or NBC, or NHLN.  Well done
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 19, 2010, 02:29:01 PM
devils are irrelevant and the flyers new years game was disappointing...its just not a series that appeals to non flyer fans and isnt going to ever be televised over the pens

that said they could have put it on the same rotation as the caps montreal series and televised one of the games

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 19, 2010, 02:35:03 PM
that said only people in philly care about it and flyers fans out of philly have the package and get the game. someone like me who would watch a playoff game if it was on vs. isnt shedding any tears if its not on.

the flyers are "up there" in terms of appeal but lag behind the ovechkin, crosby, boston, chicago and detroit.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: smeags on April 21, 2010, 08:22:13 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/hockey/nhl/04/20/nhl.steroids/index.html (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/hockey/nhl/04/20/nhl.steroids/index.html)

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phillymic2000 on April 22, 2010, 06:37:14 PM
What a douchebag!!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Video-You-ll-either-love-hate-Ovechkin-sprayin?urn=nhl,235861 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Video-You-ll-either-love-hate-Ovechkin-sprayin?urn=nhl,235861)

Quote
And as Dave Stubbs of Habs Inside/Out points out, Ovechkin does this every game, whether there's a little kid there or nobody, it's part of a pre-game routine.

Bullshtein, you dont do that to a little kid no matter what. I hope the frogs beat his ass next game, anyone else would have been flame broiled over doing that.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on April 22, 2010, 11:19:48 PM
Senators Penguins going into 3OT
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 22, 2010, 11:40:34 PM
hahah farg you Pitt
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 23, 2010, 11:03:31 PM
Craps lost tonight....maybe the Habs can tire them out a bit.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 24, 2010, 05:48:37 PM
nashville just gave up a shorthanded goal with 13 seconds left to send the game to overtime instead of going home up 3-2
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 24, 2010, 05:54:10 PM
not-JVR scored it

Chicago is gonna be on the PK for 4 minutes to start OT thanks to Hossa

....and it didn't matter, because Hossa scores the winner 1 minute after he got out of the box
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 24, 2010, 06:30:50 PM
haha both the dc and balt nbc stations just completely bailed on the hockey game once it went into OT

first class league

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 24, 2010, 06:34:37 PM
major sport, right guys?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on April 24, 2010, 06:36:29 PM
how the farg can they stop broadcasting the game?

jesus christ can you imagine if that happened during an nfl playoff game?  people still talk about the heidi affair and that was like 40 years ago.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 24, 2010, 06:38:27 PM
they have done it before...but never in a playoff game ot that i can recall...they just went to the local news which undoubtedly gets five times the ratings

as for the game can you imagine how mad youd be right now if you were a nashville fan...if there were nashville fans...what a gigantic choke
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 24, 2010, 06:44:04 PM
isnt the inherent problem that were talking about a playoff hockey game involving nashville?

btw hockey playoff games on versus arent even getting a million people
nba gets in between 2-5 depending on the matchup

btw here is an awesome chart on local tv ratings:
http://sportsmediawatch.blogspot.com/2010/04/local-on-eights-ratings-for-nba-mlb-and.html

yes thats right, roughly 4,000 households watch florida panthers games
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 24, 2010, 06:57:50 PM
isnt the inherent problem that were talking about a playoff hockey game involving nashville?


you started a mls soccer THREAD
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 24, 2010, 06:59:49 PM
its a more legit league than the nhl
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 24, 2010, 07:02:35 PM
ok
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 24, 2010, 07:10:58 PM
you know theres an nba playoff game on now
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 24, 2010, 08:57:11 PM
Chicago ends up winning the game.....and Pitt losing to Ottawa 3-1 after 2.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 24, 2010, 10:12:33 PM
Ottawa-Pittsburgh going OT again.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 24, 2010, 10:17:31 PM
Cindys win. Boooooo
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on April 24, 2010, 10:17:47 PM
Pens move on

a game 7 would have been epic if they lost 2 games back to back in OT leading up to it.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 25, 2010, 02:33:34 AM
a game 7 would have been epic

more epic than the philly mls team?

i think not
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 25, 2010, 02:10:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7MJU1SEDpM
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 25, 2010, 06:41:53 PM
Hello a month ago
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 25, 2010, 11:22:59 PM
never saw that

interesting how everyone just calmly sat there while that dood demolished that ducks "fan." i say that because i honestly didnt know any actually liked the mighty ducks.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 26, 2010, 11:42:35 AM
thats what i was saying...how does not one person at least try and break it up
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 26, 2010, 11:54:15 AM
Belanger (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=5132815)

Stick to the mouth, loses 7 teeth, goes and gets root surgery and comes back for the 3rd.  Hockey players.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 26, 2010, 05:14:20 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nhl/news/story?id=5136958
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on April 26, 2010, 05:24:11 PM
You're welcome Jacque

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 26, 2010, 05:25:33 PM
 :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 26, 2010, 09:35:13 PM
Montreal making it interesting.....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 26, 2010, 09:40:16 PM
Buffalo is out
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 26, 2010, 09:41:16 PM
Halak STOOD ON HIS HEAD tonight.

53 saves.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on April 26, 2010, 09:43:01 PM
So we might actually see a Flyers/Bruins 2nd round matchup?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 26, 2010, 09:46:44 PM
they really need to do something about these hockey playoffs

brutal
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on April 26, 2010, 09:48:05 PM
So the lower seeds winning in the NBA is good, but in the NHL brutal?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 26, 2010, 09:52:19 PM
it happens all the time in hockey, dingus

it happens much less in the nba, so when you get an upset its noteworthy. also basketball is less of a random, ride a hot goalie kind of sport so the winner of a 7 game series is actually the better team.

why not give the top 3/4 seeds some kind of bye while the next 4/6 play best of 3's or round robins or whatever to weed themselves out, then go 7 games.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 26, 2010, 09:52:42 PM
Caps now in Game 7 3rd time in a row, pressure is on. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 26, 2010, 10:00:09 PM
MDS, seriously...just exit the thread. Your whining needs a day off.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 26, 2010, 10:02:40 PM
its a valid point, miss lady.

it is kind of silly to always have 1 and 2 seeds go down every year in the playoffs. kind of make the regular season pointless, dont ya think?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 26, 2010, 10:11:01 PM
If it were a 3 or 5 game series, sure, it would be ridiculous.

But its a SEVEN game series. The top seed, if they can't pull out 4 wins, doesn't deserve to move on. Period.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 26, 2010, 10:21:20 PM
so the top seed is rarely, if ever, good in hockey? what a strange coincidence.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 27, 2010, 12:09:27 AM
too grueling a schedule,  82 games and expecting health is the impossible.  The playoffs are about teams who rise to the occassion.  Look at the Flyers win over the devils, i didnt see that coming, nor did i see Montreal taking this to game 7.  The Caps are a team that gets ahead of themselves.   After the flyers eliminated the devils, Boudreau was answering questions about the flyers, not about the Habs.  Its the NHL playoffs that allow the sport to even exist.  Without the playoffs, hockey would only be played on ponds.  The problem is the NHL has farged itself so many times over, that people just care less. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 27, 2010, 12:52:58 AM
how about 5-8, 6-7 one game play ins

3-low, 4-high 3 game series

1 low, 2 high 7 gamers, winners meet, cup finals

and do it in february right after the super bowl, have it over with before march madness. and cut nashville, atlanta, florida, tampa, anaheim, islanders, and maybe the devils and the stars.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 27, 2010, 07:29:20 AM
series should be over if not for the horrible game 2 choke job by mtl
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 27, 2010, 07:35:50 AM
I generally refrain from bashing MDS in this thread because it's sort of pointless, but those last couple of posts were just priceless.

Judging the validity of a sport based on its tv market share, floating some meandering illogical point about low versus high seeds, suggesting the contraction of the Islanders and Devils... solid gold.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 27, 2010, 12:42:43 PM
I generally refrain from bashing MDS in this thread because it's sort of pointless, but those last couple of posts were just priceless.

Judging the validity of a sport based on its tv market share, floating some meandering illogical point about low versus high seeds, suggesting the contraction of the Islanders and Devils... solid gold.

do you not understand how teams make their money?

also give me one good reason why new york needs 3 teams in its market.

sometimes you just have to call a spade a spade and get rid of teams that are just pointlessly there. the nhl should go to 20 teams, getting rid of 8 southern cities and moving 2 teams to winnipeg and quebec city. you dont need a friggin team in newark and on long island. they dont draw well in the arena or on tv. they serve no purpose.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 27, 2010, 12:46:18 PM
You're super.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 27, 2010, 12:46:39 PM
The Devils cant even fill their building for playoff games.  Devils though they've been dominant are a joke of a fanbase.  Nashville has a good following year round.  Florida shouldnt have hockey, PHX will be in Canada soon. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 27, 2010, 12:52:19 PM
I generally refrain from bashing MDS in this thread because it's sort of pointless, but those last couple of posts were just priceless.

Judging the validity of a sport based on its tv market share, floating some meandering illogical point about low versus high seeds, suggesting the contraction of the Islanders and Devils... solid gold.

last week he said the mls was better than the nhl

not addressing him when it comes to hockey is the best course to take
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 27, 2010, 12:55:10 PM
lol

the term was "matters more," not "is better."

but really its all in the same. at least the mls isnt expanding into cities that dont know what a soccer ball is like atlanta or memphis.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 27, 2010, 12:57:40 PM
It gets less coherent with each post. Remarkable.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 27, 2010, 01:00:48 PM
your soul patch tickles my nutsack when you go down on me
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 27, 2010, 01:01:34 PM
youll soul patch tickles my nutsack when you go down on me

professional.  writer. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 27, 2010, 01:03:32 PM
what do you want from me
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 27, 2010, 01:04:58 PM
Coherence.

And I've never had a soulpatch, dreamweaver.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 27, 2010, 01:05:36 PM

what do you want from me

go on a date with hitler and tell us where his stache tickles you 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: smeags on April 27, 2010, 01:06:42 PM
lol

the term was "matters more," not "is better."

but really its all in the same. at least the mls isnt expanding into cities that dont know what a soccer ball is like atlanta or memphis.

they know, they just don't care.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 27, 2010, 01:07:31 PM
1. hitler is dead
2. rus i specifically remember some kind of facial hair on you. maybe it was a manly beard or a hipster goatee.
3. this conversation, as awful as it is, is infinitely better than talking about the "rest of the nhl"
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 27, 2010, 01:12:24 PM
1. hitler is dead
2. rus i specifically remember some kind of facial hair on you. maybe it was a manly beard or a hipster goatee.
3. this conversation, as awful as it is, is infinitely better than talking about the "rest of the nhl"

1.  exactly
2.  creepy
3.  true
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 27, 2010, 01:16:09 PM
My on-again, off-again facial hair style = 'Questionable' on the trustworthiness scale. (http://i.imgur.com/PHmF5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 27, 2010, 11:10:50 PM
hahaha, that chart is great  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 27, 2010, 11:57:49 PM
detroit won game 7 on the road in a blowout....the 5th time in that series the road team won

the coyotejets still haven't won a playoff series since 1987
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 28, 2010, 12:02:51 AM
there is not a single human being who honestly cares about the phoenix coyotes why the farg do they have the an nhl team please tell me
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 28, 2010, 07:26:20 AM
Where's that ignore feature?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on April 28, 2010, 08:09:06 AM
Where's that ignore feature?

(http://media.wiley.com/Lux/46/79046.image1.jpg)

It's the one in the middle.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 28, 2010, 06:56:26 PM
we're literally 20 years away if they even make it that far from there being a Sidney Crosby award
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=319706

I just dont understand why you would rename history over and over again.  Patrick Division FTW. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2010, 08:07:04 PM
Montreal up 1-0 in game 7
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phillymic2000 on April 28, 2010, 08:44:00 PM
and we pray!!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 28, 2010, 09:28:34 PM
captastic
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2010, 09:28:36 PM
MONTREAL 2-0
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on April 28, 2010, 09:28:54 PM
Habs up 2-0 with 3:36 left

I hate the Habs but lol at the Caps, bunch of choking bastiches
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on April 28, 2010, 09:30:11 PM
So the Flyers get a good chance at losing to the Pens in the ECFs again? awesomeeeeeeee.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on April 28, 2010, 09:31:58 PM
The final two minutes of this game 7 >>>>>>>>>>>>The entire NBA playoffs
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2010, 09:33:01 PM
washington power play for the rest of regulation
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on April 28, 2010, 09:33:52 PM
The final two minutes of this game 7 >>>>>>>>>>>>The entire NBA playoffs

EXACTLY
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on April 28, 2010, 09:33:59 PM
Holy shtein a caps fan with a turban on his head, that's gotta be an NHL first
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2010, 09:37:10 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 28, 2010, 09:37:54 PM
btw, id rather play the caps
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on April 28, 2010, 09:39:02 PM
(http://criticalmas.com/inc/images/darth-choke.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: The BIGSTUD on April 28, 2010, 09:39:47 PM
Bruins have no goalie.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on April 28, 2010, 09:40:04 PM
lol standing o from caps fans

embarrassing
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on April 28, 2010, 09:41:45 PM
lol standing o from caps fans

embarrassing

at least they have Mcnabb to look forward to

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 28, 2010, 09:45:56 PM
and Strasburg, and AIDS
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on April 28, 2010, 10:12:04 PM
and a top 3 pick in the nba draft /igy

btw the Western Conference clinched home ice advantage for the Cup Finals already....ha
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 28, 2010, 10:14:46 PM
top 10 night of my life
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on April 28, 2010, 10:40:02 PM
for the first time since in 1978 the nhl gets a team from boston and a team from philly together in a playoff series. wow! it only take 32 years to do something that makes sense.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on April 28, 2010, 11:23:38 PM
top 10 night of my life

Agreed. I knew they would lose. I listenedd to 106.7 on the way home from work - listening to the useless bandwagon jumping D.C fans talking about how they would get down to business, blow out the Habs, then roll the Flyers on Lavar and Dukes. They do the same with the Skins. farging losers. Can't wait to rub it in at work tomorrow. I didn't hear a single god damned boo after the game ended. 99% of the crowd was there cause it's the in thing to do, now let's move on to the next big thing.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phillymic2000 on April 28, 2010, 11:26:08 PM
top 10 night of my life

HUH :-\ really? love to hear the other top 9.

oh and farg the caps haha, if u think the greasy Russian chokes wait till u get a load of #5  :puke wait, i wasn't pukin :-D much luv!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on April 28, 2010, 11:29:31 PM
top 10 night of my life

Watching bandwagon fans of a favored team try to deal with the reality of getting their lunch handed to them the firs ttime they try to get invested in that team? Yes. Good times.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on April 29, 2010, 04:13:49 AM
so the eurotrash tsar pulled another epic choke job, heh?

awesome.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on April 29, 2010, 05:39:12 AM
so the eurotrash tsar pulled another epic choke job, heh?

which one?

cause in a seven game series where his team had 35 PP alexander semin had ZERO goals...thats almost unfathomable and i wonder how many times thats ever happened to a 40+ goal scorer

for the record canadien mike green had zero goals as well...its an absolute disgrace to the award that he is up for the norris

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 29, 2010, 07:31:05 AM
Green is just a horrible Defenseman, because he doesn't play defense.  He's an offensive Dman, that goes missing at the biggest of times, and you can take him out of games by being physical 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 29, 2010, 05:32:45 PM
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i62/timaa21/Boudreau.gif)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on May 01, 2010, 08:01:05 PM
i ordered an ovechkin at the bar today...it's just a white russian without the ice or cup.


AMIRITE??
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on May 03, 2010, 11:24:57 PM
holy shtein...LOL  :-D

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/sports/pro/hockey&id=7420947&cmp=twi-kgo-article-7420947
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on May 03, 2010, 11:28:45 PM
The picture they kept showing with the team and the shark in the air is the best part
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 03, 2010, 11:34:18 PM
and thats what larry biel has been doing since he left sportscenter
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 04, 2010, 10:41:37 PM
Detroit blew a lead and lost in OT.  Down 3-0....done.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on May 12, 2010, 09:45:20 PM
busting out my pink triangle picture again

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l108/QBEagles/gaypenguin.gif)

 :flipoff :flipoff :flipoff
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 12, 2010, 10:26:08 PM
Unbelievable run by Montreal right now to be down 3-1 to Washington and 3-2 to Pittsburgh and survive.  Hopefully they come back to earth in the ECF...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on May 12, 2010, 10:35:05 PM
Hopefully they come back to earth in the ECF...

i see what you did there, easy
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 17, 2010, 02:12:45 PM
caps signed backstrom - 10yr 67mil
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 22, 2010, 12:14:12 PM
San Jose is down 3-0 and is about to become the 2nd team in history to have 100+ points in 4 straight years and not reach the Finals ('76-'79 Islanders, blocked by Montreal).

But how great is it to hear their players tell everyone it's not over yet because the Flyers pulled off that comeback...
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 25, 2010, 06:46:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCb2Qy3OkpM&NR=1

Those crazy Canucks
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 28, 2010, 08:38:25 AM
Caps vs Pens at Heinz field for the next winter classic.  Holy farg at the Pens playing every two years, i hope its 80 degrees outside
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on May 28, 2010, 10:44:30 AM
I hate them. Seriously...could the NHL blow Cindy anymore than they do?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on May 28, 2010, 11:15:11 AM
Probably. But only with their mouth.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 28, 2010, 12:07:39 PM
dorks

they are pitting the two biggest stars in the game against each other. its such an obvious move. its like putting manning vs. favre on national tv.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 28, 2010, 12:15:29 PM
yeah i dont get the hate towards someone because they are used by the media for high ratings....hate crosby because hes an annoying douche...hate ovechkin because hes a chain smoking prague club hopper...not because they are promoted by the league

and understand that having them in the winter classic instead of another flyer bruin type snoozefest makes sense
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: smeags on May 28, 2010, 12:17:36 PM
hopefully it won't showcase a possible 4th straight stanley cup loser.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on May 28, 2010, 12:17:39 PM
The Yankees & Red Sox are hateful enough.  Having them crammed down our throats by every sports media outlet in the country makes it worse.  That's what PG was inferring, I believe.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: smeags on May 28, 2010, 12:19:39 PM
The Yankees & Red Sox are hateful enough.  Having them crammed down our throats by every sports media outlet in the country makes it worse.  That's what PG was inferring, I believe.

and joe west agrees.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 28, 2010, 12:20:03 PM
i dont even mind the yankees...and the red sox are so hatable because their fans are more annoying that the next three worst fan bases combined...has nothing to do with espns lovefest with them....christ just dont watch the game

i mean are people that hard up for philly teams to be on national tv?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 28, 2010, 12:24:14 PM
no old cranky people just complain about everything
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on May 28, 2010, 02:12:02 PM
Looks like there's a second outdoor game in February.....Montreal/Calgary at McMahon Stadium (where the CFL's Stampeders play)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on May 28, 2010, 02:23:48 PM
I don't understand the big deal with the Winter Classic. They play a game outdoors, whoopty doo.

My only problem with the league promoting Crosby/Ovechkin is they're putting certain players on a pedistool like the NBA did, which leads to favoritism when it comes to getting calls. Kobe Bryant basically has a 2 foot shield around him when he plays.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 28, 2010, 02:25:54 PM
yeah it was cool at first...but now its like whatever...would still be kinda cool to go to but i watched penn state (for the most part) over the flyer bruin game this year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 28, 2010, 02:47:40 PM
I don't understand the big deal with the Winter Classic. They play a game outdoors, whoopty doo.

My only problem with the league promoting Crosby/Ovechkin is they're putting certain players on a pedistool like the NBA did, which leads to favoritism when it comes to getting calls. Kobe Bryant basically has a 2 foot shield around him when he plays.

didnt this happen to gretzky and lemuix and jagr and even lindros?

the best players always get the calls. every sport does this.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on May 28, 2010, 07:00:25 PM
to be fair its hard to market anything when your sport really wasnt on tv as was the case for much of gretzkys and marios careers...they also didnt have a buisnessman owner like bettman...they had hockey people running the league then
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on May 28, 2010, 07:10:10 PM
In terms of greatness its Gretzky/Lemieux >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Crosby/Ovechin

That being said they weren't marketed on the scale Crosby/Ovie are. The NBA showed marketing a player is a better means to promote your sport than marketing a team is. The NHL has gone out of their way to make them the face of their league. NBA officiating got REALLY bad during the Jordan years, and it's continued with Kobe Bryant. Basketball in the 80's was entirely different, Laimbeer would be kicked out of the league for the crap he pulled.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on May 28, 2010, 07:33:20 PM
waiting for rome to come in and say he liked it better when there more white players
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 17, 2010, 03:17:57 PM
Halak's reward for a run to the ECF?  A trade to the Blues.....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on June 22, 2010, 04:17:12 PM
Scott Niedermayer is hanging em up

and Florida traded Nathan Horton and another player to Boston for Dennis Wideman, #15 overall and a pick next year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2010, 04:19:01 PM
and dino ciccerelli is the only member of this years hof class
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on June 22, 2010, 07:51:49 PM
Bonnie and Carl weep
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 23, 2010, 06:26:35 PM
Quote
Byfuglien, Sopel, Eager to Atlanta for first round pick (New Jersey's), 2nd round pick (new jersey's), Reasoner and Jeremy Morin.

#    Note on Atlanta/Chicago deal: Prospect Akim Alou also goes from Chicago to Atlanta, but he's not ready to play in the NHL next season.     28 minutes ago  via web

# In the Atlanta deal, Chicago gets the No. 24 pick, not Atlanta's No. 8 pick.

Tweets from USA today

and ESPN just picked it up

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/news/story?id=5320715
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on June 23, 2010, 07:11:00 PM
Not a big surprise considering Chicago is up against the cap
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phillymic2000 on June 23, 2010, 09:08:03 PM
Yes! can't wait to see all those brand new Byfuglien jerseys on these fargin bandwagon jumpin Hawk "fans".  :-D wait we still lost to them  :boom but hey farg them for dropping $100+  :-D
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2010, 12:43:36 AM
-- Brind'Amour finally retired and will take a front office position in Carolina

-- Chicago continued their purging by trading Kris Versteeg to Toronto in a 5-player deal

-- Biron signed a 2-yr deal with the Rangers

-- Sergei Gonchar left Pittsburgh and signed with Ottawa for 3/$16.5M + NTC
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 01, 2010, 01:56:25 PM
Niittymaki to the Sharks to replace Nabokov
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on July 19, 2010, 11:55:31 AM
Kovalchuk re-signed with NJ
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on July 19, 2010, 07:10:09 PM
for 17 years lol
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on July 21, 2010, 08:49:32 AM
Kovalchuk re-signed with NJ

NHL rejected the deal
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: SunMo on July 21, 2010, 09:04:32 AM
no shtein...wow.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 21, 2010, 09:55:55 AM
I want the Devils to win this battle with the NHL.  NHL is overstepping their bounds like they did with the Pronger and Hossa contracts last year.  This deal could really hurt the Devils for years, as good as Kovalchuk is i dont think he's a good fit for the Devils System.  Unless they completely change the way they've played for years and been very sucsessful, its going to be interesting.  The other funny part is the Kings can start negotiating with him again, and his contract offer wasnt 17 years long with them. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 21, 2010, 12:03:10 PM
LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nhl/news/story?id=5397588)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: DH on August 02, 2010, 12:42:08 PM
Halak's reward for a run to the ECF?  A trade to the Blues.....

Niemmi's reward for winning the Cup? Getting cut in favor of Marty Turco. Am I missing something??
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on August 02, 2010, 12:44:55 PM
Here's what everyone is missing... goalies don't matter that much unless,
1. The goalie in question is an all time great and can literally carry his team sinle-handedly.
2. The goalie in question crumbles noticibly in pressure situations.
3. You are the Flyers and your goalies are never all time greats and always crumble under pressure.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 02, 2010, 12:48:02 PM
I thought Leighton outplayed Niemi for most of the series, but I'd still rather have Niemi starting for the Flyers.  Logic is overrated.  Maybe I perceive him to have a higher ceiling, because he's younger and has a cool Scandinavian name.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phillymic2000 on August 02, 2010, 02:01:25 PM
Neimi, take a serious look, he is young and only played half a season.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 02, 2010, 02:25:02 PM
He has a great playoff beard, thats all i have. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 10, 2010, 01:27:38 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=330099

NHL has completely screwed the pooch on this contract dispute about the length of contracts.  Now they're investigation the Luongo/Savard/Hossa/Pronger deals in addition. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on August 10, 2010, 01:38:16 PM
could the nhl be more incompetant...it cant get out of its own way and how much money has bettman stolen over his career
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 10, 2010, 01:45:25 PM
its fun to watch them just keep farging up over and over again. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on August 10, 2010, 08:29:27 PM
ill ask again:

why does anything this league does matter? just because you like hockey? i like tennis but dont give a shtein unless its the us open or wimbledon because none of the other tournaments count.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 10, 2010, 09:11:29 PM
ill ask again:

why does anything this league does matter? just because you like hockey? i like tennis but dont give a shtein unless its the us open or wimbledon because none of the other tournaments count.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7goZUYGXAHA
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on August 11, 2010, 07:03:59 AM
ill ask again:

why does anything this league does matter? just because you like hockey? i like tennis but dont give a shtein unless its the us open or wimbledon because none of the other tournaments count.


schtick = old
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on August 11, 2010, 12:09:00 PM
if my schtick is old then what the farg are we gonna do with you
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: smeags on August 11, 2010, 12:15:25 PM
(http://flamesnation.ca/uploads/old/2009/04/ironhide_facepalm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 12, 2010, 01:41:06 PM
I'd put this in the Epic Fail column for the NHL.  Just adding to the list
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/No-hoax-Capitals-mistakenly-engraved-on-Prince-;_ylt=AvZ6Fl5JMcldy11IWJ.Pcjh7vLYF?urn=nhl-261871
(http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nhl_experts__70/ept_sports_nhl_experts-756529019-1281564477.jpg?ym9MLmDDp8GUJuTq)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: phattymatty on August 12, 2010, 01:45:58 PM
FAKE

also, anyone else get that personalized email from the flyers saying "Flyers look to sign free agent <<your name>> for the 2010-11 season. "

i'm so stupid my first thought was awesome i need to get this guy's jersey.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 12, 2010, 01:52:44 PM
its not a fake. CSN Philly said "OMG ITS A FAKE" but Sarah Baiker was made to look like a moron and its actually for real.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on August 12, 2010, 01:53:36 PM
I think PG is FAKE. And a dude.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 12, 2010, 05:43:17 PM
I think PG is FAKE. And a dude.

That might be funny...had you not met me at games already.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 12, 2010, 05:48:44 PM
Did you show him your cleenis?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on August 13, 2010, 09:47:47 AM
Forget the fact that the wrong team is engraved... what's up with the font getting smaller and shteintier over time? Is the NHL getting this thing engraved for $1.25 along with some Little League participation trophies?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: smeags on August 13, 2010, 10:30:52 AM
Did you show him your cleenis?


 :o
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 13, 2010, 11:05:24 AM
Forget the fact that the wrong team is engraved... what's up with the font getting smaller and shteintier over time? Is the NHL getting this thing engraved for $1.25 along with some Little League participation trophies?

The picture is taken from above and likely through some sort of protective glass or something.  I wouldn't exactly take the perspective that it provides as fact.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on August 20, 2010, 07:26:32 AM
was searching thru youtube for hockey fights and came across this...its old but really cant be seen enough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDRCpN4OMpM
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 23, 2010, 03:51:57 PM
(http://services.wakegov.com/realestate/photos/mvideo/20030818/18101758.JPG)

Rod Brind'Amour's bachelor pad.  You'd think he has enough money to fix his face.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: smeags on August 23, 2010, 04:25:32 PM
that would take bill gates type money son.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on August 23, 2010, 04:32:11 PM
that house probably goes for like 600 in nc
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 23, 2010, 06:12:18 PM
$3 mill

Or about as much as Cam Ward's and Erik Staal's houses, combined.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 24, 2010, 11:22:46 AM
Horrible, but they rip Eklund
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiRNJBHoKgA&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on August 25, 2010, 10:46:20 PM
Donald Fehr is the new head of the NHLPA.  Yeah, that guy that led the MLB players during the '94 strike....
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on August 25, 2010, 11:16:57 PM
thats awesome

i hope he runs the nhl into the ground like he ran baseball
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on August 26, 2010, 07:04:46 AM
hes the best there is
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on September 01, 2010, 12:55:11 PM
Methuselah, Jr. is finally retiring.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on October 05, 2010, 06:28:13 PM
this is the only part of the nhl that interests me: an article on the upcoming tv rights negotiations

http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/67098

sounds like nbc, vs. and espn will all get games. yay! more hockey!
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on October 08, 2010, 08:46:50 PM
Atlanta's goalie collapsed on his back 2 minutes into the season (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU6jojpClFU)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagaholic on October 09, 2010, 12:31:59 AM
pretty bizarre. at least they had the eerie carnival music come back right on cue just as he goes down. dude is 23 years old.

if anyone wants a longer clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieqeCnA_TjM
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 10, 2010, 02:31:01 PM
NHL all-star game format changing: captains will choose teams (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=5788378)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on November 10, 2010, 02:50:42 PM
That actually sounds interesting.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on November 10, 2010, 04:02:18 PM
What a farging retarded idea. Why bother even having the game?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on November 10, 2010, 04:04:57 PM
NHL all-star game format changing: captains will choose teams (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=5788378)

That's even dumber than baseball using the All Star game to determine HFA.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on November 10, 2010, 04:07:38 PM
who could have imagined the nhl all star game being less watchable
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on November 10, 2010, 04:34:25 PM
its a great idea and david stern should steal it immediately
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: smeags on November 10, 2010, 04:39:39 PM
That actually sounds interesting.

please tell me that is sarcasm.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on November 10, 2010, 05:39:24 PM
Mild.

I still won't watch, but the idea of it is interesting.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on November 14, 2010, 01:51:29 PM
Luke Richardson's 14-yr old daughter hung herself (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=5803294)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on November 15, 2010, 04:58:08 PM
the first axe of the season comes from the Islanders

and Colin Campbell sucks?  No way! (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=341367)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on November 18, 2010, 04:54:47 PM
Fun stuff in Calgary.  Darryl Sutter, whose brother Brent is the head coach, traded his son Brett to Carolina, where Brett will be reunited with his younger cousin Brandon....Brent's son
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on November 18, 2010, 05:44:29 PM
wait so the calgary coach brent sutter. the calgary gm is darryl sutter. darryl's son brett plays for calgary. brent's son brandon plays for carolina. daryl then traded his son to play with his nephew.

what.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on November 18, 2010, 07:02:54 PM
at one time all six sutter brothers were in the nhl together

my all time favorite flyers line was ron and rich sutter (twins) with tocchet
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on November 19, 2010, 06:57:17 PM
http://sonofthebronx.tumblr.com/post/1615347523/nielsen-tv-ratings-of-the-2010-11-nhl-regular-season-on

is this something you might be interested in?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 08, 2010, 08:42:02 PM
crosby has 20 goals in the last 17 games....farging bonkers
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on December 09, 2010, 07:07:12 AM
crosby has 20 goals in the last 17 games....farging bonkers

I can't stand him but he is unconscious right now. Meanwhile Malkin only has 1 more goal than Nodl.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 09, 2010, 07:26:09 AM
crosby has more goals in the last 17 than richards leino and reemer have combined for this whole year
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on December 09, 2010, 07:27:01 AM
That's not saying much
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 09, 2010, 07:33:08 AM
true....but thats still what should be (if reemer wasnt a dog) 1/3 of their top nine forwards
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 09, 2010, 07:44:16 AM
by the way how sickening was it watching logan couture last night...9th pick same year as reemer and he was probably the best player on the ice last night had half as many goals in the game as reemer has on the year and would be tied for the lead in goals on the flyers team
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Rome on December 09, 2010, 07:45:09 AM
Only IGY could complain about the Flyers goal scoring when they lead the entire league in goal scoring.

I love you, man.  Never change.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on December 09, 2010, 07:50:22 AM
by the way how sickening was it watching logan couture last night...9th pick same year as reemer and he was probably the best player on the ice last night had half as many goals in the game as reemer has on the year and would be tied for the lead in goals on the flyers team


Could you stop calling him 'reemer'...please?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 09, 2010, 08:13:16 AM
Only IGY could complain about the Flyers goal scoring when they lead the entire league in goal scoring.

I love you, man.  Never change.

and only you could think i was complaining about the flyers at all


by the way how sickening was it watching logan couture last night...9th pick same year as reemer and he was probably the best player on the ice last night had half as many goals in the game as reemer has on the year and would be tied for the lead in goals on the flyers team


Could you stop calling him 'reemer'...please?

never
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on December 13, 2010, 10:59:05 PM
Bobby Ryan scores using a defender's stick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi19-LBtu2E)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: QB Eagles on December 13, 2010, 11:04:07 PM
Bobby Ryan scores using a defender's stick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi19-LBtu2E)

lol that's great
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on December 14, 2010, 09:21:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpnhcZzFMlc
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on December 14, 2010, 09:42:14 PM
"This is like Dean Youngblood"


awesome
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on December 23, 2010, 12:39:49 PM
NJ fired MacLean and brought Lemaire back again
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 02, 2011, 02:03:09 PM
igs, did you buy a throwback jawn yet?

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/55/fullj.35ed62e99e581285f746afff7aab7cc7/35ed62e99e581285f746afff7aab7cc7-getty-102843496jm043_washington_c.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on January 02, 2011, 02:04:24 PM
Dale Hunter flashbacks
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 02, 2011, 02:09:04 PM
ovechkin seems like a cool dude
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 02, 2011, 02:16:14 PM
if you wanna chain smoke while you disco hop in prague hes your man
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 02, 2011, 02:18:31 PM
you mean moscow

who besides dominick hasek and jamior jagr would ever step foot in prague
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 02, 2011, 02:20:45 PM
you are joking right?

prague easily has the best disco scene in the world

Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on January 02, 2011, 02:25:07 PM
lol what
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on January 13, 2011, 04:29:52 AM
Pretty cool moment at an AHL game

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Video-Hockey-crowd-sings-after-8-year-old-s-nat?urn=nhl-306789
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: DH on January 13, 2011, 08:38:57 AM
how long is the train ride to prague?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PhillyGirl on January 13, 2011, 09:17:43 AM
Dale Hunter flashbacks

Game 7 flashbacks  :puke
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 13, 2011, 10:11:21 AM
Lemaire

(http://www.collectibles-articles.com/antique/collectible-image-large/disney-beauty-and-the-beast-lumiere-candelabra_130461129836.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 18, 2011, 10:42:58 AM
So Crosby is threatening to hold out of the All Star game because the league failed to protect him or punish anyone for giving him a concussion.  The hit by Hedman was completely legal, and the Steckel hit was embellished as usual.  I hope he does hold out, i wont watch the worlds most pointless all star game next to the WNBA, but what a farging Hoyda. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on January 18, 2011, 12:30:44 PM
you mean moscow

who besides dominick hasek and jamior jagr would ever step foot in prague

I was in Prague a few summers ago, got ecoli and almost died.   Their hospitals are run down shteinholes.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 18, 2011, 12:57:28 PM
Their whores are top notch. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 18, 2011, 05:41:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ8iqJDJb8o
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 18, 2011, 05:59:47 PM
Stop stealing from Tam
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 18, 2011, 06:34:12 PM
No. 
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2011, 12:18:50 PM
(http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/beheading1.gif)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: rjs246 on January 24, 2011, 01:04:42 PM
Ha.
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on January 24, 2011, 02:05:41 PM
awesome
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2011, 04:20:29 PM
did nabokov bomb the moscow airport because the islanders claimed him
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 30, 2011, 12:48:33 PM
Duchene forgot he was mic'd

too much vodka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MCXEHA4yzU)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 30, 2011, 04:43:54 PM
Giroux outdueling Briere!

(I'm not watching.)
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: AO1 on January 30, 2011, 05:56:34 PM
i flipped to the game for a few minutes...the sound and picture are out of sync. youll see a shot go off a post then hearthe ding 5 - !0 seconds later
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: Munson on January 30, 2011, 06:14:19 PM
The NHL can't wait to get the hell off of Versus. Didn't someone post a link about them negotiating with ESPN again or something?
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: BigEd76 on January 30, 2011, 07:02:24 PM
Laviolette and Briere win, but Sharp on the losing team gets MVP
Title: Re: The Rest of the NHL
Post by: MDS on February 02, 2011, 01:29:26 AM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/11/2011/02/340x_evander_kan