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Title: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 06, 2013, 11:43:34 AM
It's about time! 
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=412844
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mehead on January 06, 2013, 12:09:52 PM
Are the games still going to be on MTV2?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on January 06, 2013, 11:10:10 PM
Fuck 'em

the owners and players will make their cash
vendors, bar owners, and restaurant owners lost a shitload of money on this.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: KingOfPrussia2155 on January 07, 2013, 10:30:01 AM
Fuck 'em

the owners and players will make their cash
vendors, bar owners, and restaurant owners lost a shitload of money on this.

THIS!  I work down the street from the Scott Trade Center (Kiel Center for those who remember) and the amount of money lost over this was staggering, about half the staff left.

Regardless I have tickets for opening night in STL and for a Red Wings game. HOCKEY MOTHER FUCKERS! HOCKEY!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on January 07, 2013, 10:40:16 AM

I was excited about this, then I remembered the Leafs goalie is still James Reimer.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on January 07, 2013, 11:22:03 AM
I'm surprised at how little I cared when I heard the news last night.
NHL, LOL.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: gah on January 07, 2013, 11:47:40 AM
I'm surprised at how little I cared when I heard the news last night.
NHL, LOL.

Someone texted me about this last night, my response was "huh, interesting." And it didn't even come to mind again until I just saw this thread. So yeah, seems like the damage is done. I have a feeling a lot of people are in the sls viewpoint of fuck em. I know I am. Besides, I've been going to local AHL games all season, and while our team sucks right now, I've found somewhere else to get my hockey fix.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on January 08, 2013, 12:17:45 AM

I was excited about this, then I remembered the Leafs goalie is still James Reimer.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 08, 2013, 05:21:24 PM
Quote
According to a tweet from Bob McKenzie, the 48 game schedule that the NHL will reveal later this week will be based on this structure:

    4 games against TWO divisional opponents
    5 games against TWO divisional opponents
    3 games against the TEN other conference teams.
Kind of an odd way to do it.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on January 09, 2013, 09:20:36 AM
I'm surprised at how little I cared when I heard the news last night.
NHL, LOL.

Someone texted me about this last night, my response was "huh, interesting." And it didn't even come to mind again until I just saw this thread. So yeah, seems like the damage is done. I have a feeling a lot of people are in the sls viewpoint of fuck em. I know I am. Besides, I've been going to local AHL games all season, and while our team sucks right now, I've found somewhere else to get my hockey fix.

If this is how you all feel about it, imagine how the casual fan feels about it.  I think hockey is going to feel this for a long time.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: gah on January 09, 2013, 09:39:50 AM
I'm surprised at how little I cared when I heard the news last night.
NHL, LOL.

Someone texted me about this last night, my response was "huh, interesting." And it didn't even come to mind again until I just saw this thread. So yeah, seems like the damage is done. I have a feeling a lot of people are in the sls viewpoint of fuck em. I know I am. Besides, I've been going to local AHL games all season, and while our team sucks right now, I've found somewhere else to get my hockey fix.

If this is how you all feel about it, imagine how the casual fan feels about it.  I think hockey is going to feel this for a long time.

And about 10 years* from now just when they've won back most of their base and have started picking up steam again gaining more fans, we'll have another lockout...yay NHL!

 :shakehead:

* if the current deal holds up for it's entirety
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on January 09, 2013, 09:44:48 AM
Yeah, The NHL does not have the luxuries that the NFL does.  The NFL could miss an entire season and people will still love every second of it.  This is just making a niche sport less popular.  Something that they can't afford. 
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on January 09, 2013, 01:34:02 PM

Leafs, FML
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mehead on January 09, 2013, 08:46:53 PM
Yeah, The NHL does not have the luxuries that the NFL does.  The NFL could miss an entire season and people will still love every second of it.  This is just making a niche sport less popular.  Something that they can't afford.

Couldn't have said it any better.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 11, 2013, 08:58:35 AM
http://espn.go.com/espn/fp/flashPollResultsState?sportIndex=nhl&pollId=3445287

Somewhat of a tainted poll as it's on ESPN and they don't cover hockey.  At all really.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: gah on January 11, 2013, 09:23:30 AM
http://espn.go.com/espn/fp/flashPollResultsState?sportIndex=nhl&pollId=3445287

Somewhat of a tainted poll as it's on ESPN and they don't cover hockey.  At all really.

Yeah, maybe, but it also is almost 67K votes...pretty significant, so it could be a little skewed but still a large # of sports fans. I like how you can mouse over states and see specific results. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 18, 2013, 07:48:13 AM
One more day.  I'm jumping out of my skin here.  Free NHL Center Ice Preview starting tomorrow through January 31st.  On DirecTV at the very least and presumably other carriers, as well.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on January 18, 2013, 08:09:00 AM
Anyone want to take over a roster for a dynasty/keeper Yahoo league?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: KingOfPrussia2155 on January 19, 2013, 08:37:12 PM
Opening night in St. Louis and the crowd is pretty pumped.

Midway through the first period and the boys in blue are killing it.

HOCKEY IS FUN!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 20, 2013, 07:12:59 PM
Interesting stat....the Penguins play a team other than the Flyers tonight after nine games in a row.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 24, 2013, 12:07:09 PM
During intermission at last night's Ranger game:
http://youtu.be/g8XGafPCr44
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on February 06, 2013, 04:59:39 PM
wow. Rangers add rick Nash and still blow dick. What the fuck these guys have looked terrible. Also Hank as great as a tender he is has not played well at all so far. This has been a rough few weeks but hopefully they can turn it around and get......consecutive wins. One can dream right
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on February 08, 2013, 06:39:27 AM
Tim Thomas traded to the Islanders.

http://bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/02/08/tim-thomas-traded-islanders/JsjGy8VrdCaOgqW4PnvzfP/story.html
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on February 08, 2013, 08:43:04 AM

Leafs! 5-1 on the road, 1-4 at home.

It seems like all the Ontario boys in the NHL get geared up to play at ACC and have their best games, so at least this year the Leafs are road warriors.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on February 09, 2013, 10:49:58 AM
Crazy about Thomas. Gives the isles are really nice looking team next year. Finally they might get some goal tending
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on February 09, 2013, 11:44:07 AM
He'll never play for the Isles.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on February 26, 2013, 02:22:27 PM
Got some free tickets through work for the Caps-hurricanes game tonight!   :beers:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on February 26, 2013, 08:31:44 PM
Great seats!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on February 26, 2013, 09:02:52 PM
going to the hawks game this friday night!  in a skybox!  never ever been in a skybox!  :beers:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on February 27, 2013, 06:25:51 PM
going to the hawks game this friday night!  in a skybox!  never ever been in a skybox!  :beers:
so jealous!! Have a great time. Hawks are my second team. Love Sharp. And just wow the fucking blackhawks are playing perfect hockey.

Also Rangers fans we might have Nash back Thursday and boy will that be a relief. Also I'd like to ask have Richards and Gaborick just given up. They look terrible out there. But what a game by Callahan against the jets. That man plays with more then heart.  Only player we have out there trying to make an difference
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on March 07, 2013, 10:35:37 AM
Not NHL bud a guy I know who plays hockey in the Euro league was playing the other night and this happened to his teammate. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYcvkybOzbw&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYcvkybOzbw&feature=player_embedded)

Dude is paralyzed, absolute shame that shit like this happens.  :shakehead:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on March 07, 2013, 12:06:10 PM
Not NHL bud a guy I know who plays hockey in the Euro league was playing the other night and this happened to his teammate. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYcvkybOzbw&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYcvkybOzbw&feature=player_embedded)

Dude is paralyzed, absolute shame that shit like this happens.  :shakehead:
That's brutal.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on March 08, 2013, 06:39:43 AM
Oh man. That's terrible. What are they doing to the hitter?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on March 08, 2013, 07:30:30 AM
The new realignment approved by the NHLPA yesterday:
Quote

Western Conference

Pacific Division: Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose and Vancouver.

Mid-West Division: Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis and Winnipeg.

Eastern Conference

Central Division: Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Toronto.

Atlantic Division: Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, N.Y. Islanders, N.Y. Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington.

The top three teams in each division would make the playoffs, along with the four wild-card teams - the best two non-division winners in each conference.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on March 08, 2013, 08:20:39 AM

So stoked to have Detroit in the same division as the Leafs </sarcasm>
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on March 15, 2013, 07:56:36 AM
http://youtu.be/06_yLWdWXlE
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on March 19, 2013, 11:34:52 AM
So nasty that goal, also wow. This rangers team is just pathetic to watch and its time torts find as a new job
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on March 28, 2013, 10:23:15 AM
Iginla goes to Pittsburgh.  Finally the Penguins get someone to help their struggling offense.   :roll:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on March 30, 2013, 12:21:46 PM
Iginla goes to Pittsburgh.  Finally the Penguins get someone to help their struggling offense.   :roll:

Really puts Boston in a bad position missing out on that trade.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on April 18, 2013, 09:06:01 AM
Ducks vs. Kings at Dodger Stadium, Jan. 25, 2014

WTF?  The average low for January in Los Angeles is 48 degrees.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on April 27, 2013, 07:59:34 PM
Playoffs
NY Rangers vs Caps

again

Rangers seem to be peaking. should be fun
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on April 27, 2013, 11:00:02 PM
Would be great if Boston won tomorrow.  Who wouldn't love to see Toronto/Montreal in a first round matchup?

I can't say that I have very high expectations for the Rangers this year, but I sure am pumped for some playoff hockey.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on May 02, 2013, 10:24:24 PM
Caps take game one! It's seems they play the Rangers every year in the playoffs.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on May 04, 2013, 05:16:07 PM
Ranger squander another lose. Fuck. That lose hurts. In other news isles!! Ties it up and going home. That's big
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 04, 2013, 05:17:23 PM
Those loses can really get a team down.  :wink:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 04, 2013, 08:43:35 PM
Ranger squander another lose. Fuck. That lose hurts. In other news isles!! Ties it up and going home. That's big
Unless they improve their power play quickly, they'll be on the golf course soon
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on May 04, 2013, 10:35:40 PM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/s480x480/392983_514208708636898_1640393433_n.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on May 10, 2013, 09:12:36 PM
Tied 1-1 going into the third.......Caps need this one bad. I thought for sure back to back penalties were gonna kill us there!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 12, 2013, 05:24:19 PM
The Caps would have a guaranteed shutout if they let the Rangers play on the power play for the entire game

 :frustrated:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: emay on May 13, 2013, 03:37:07 PM
caps game 7 tonight!

(http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/perreault.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: DoW on May 13, 2013, 08:44:46 PM
As someone who doesn't care who wins, the refs in the B/Leafs game are terrible.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on May 13, 2013, 09:20:17 PM
Caps choke again in the playoffs. There was talk earlier of them blowing this team up if this happened.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 13, 2013, 09:27:09 PM
As someone who doesn't care who wins, the refs in the B/Leafs game are terrible.
Wow, just wow.
Pumped to see the Leafs seemingly making a huge come back in this series.

ETA. Son of a bitch!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on May 13, 2013, 09:38:53 PM
HOLY SHIT! That is just fucking ridiculous. Pisses me off.


Still.... what a game, though!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 13, 2013, 10:06:12 PM
Unfuckinbelievable!!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on May 13, 2013, 10:08:05 PM
I don't know which is worse.......
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on May 13, 2013, 10:11:16 PM
My heart cant take that much excitement.
Fucking unbelievable.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mehead on May 13, 2013, 10:23:52 PM
Unfuckinbelievable!!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 13, 2013, 10:44:44 PM
Hard to believe the Rangers and Bruins haven't played each other in the post-season for 40 years.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 13, 2013, 11:29:27 PM
should be a great series.

I still have nightmares of Ace Bailey (RIP), of all people, scoring the game winner as time was running out in game 1 in 72.

Go Rangers!!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 14, 2013, 12:15:18 AM
My heart cant take that much excitement.
Fucking unbelievable.

I went to the scotch early. Unreal game.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: DoW on May 14, 2013, 07:10:15 AM
I turned it off at 4-1.  seems like the bruins just won the stanley cup around these parts.  I went to go make plans for the parade but realized the 2nd round hasn;t started yet.
hockey playoffs take too long for my attention span.  wake me up in July for game 1 of the Stanley Cup.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 14, 2013, 07:12:53 AM

hockey playoffs take too long for my sanity
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 14, 2013, 07:35:46 AM

Bruins should have had a Delay of Game penalty when the fans were throwing shit on the ice at 50 seconds to go.

Bruins should have had another Delay of Game penalty when Marchand threw a water bottle on the ice at the opening draw of overtime.

Those are not "judgement call" penalties, they are clearly defined rules that the refs ignored.

I am simply devastated, but kind of used to losing as a Leafs fan for the past decade.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: rowjimmy on May 14, 2013, 08:03:09 AM

hockey playoffs take too long

Except for the Caps.

C!
A!
P!
S!
Choke!
Choke!
Choke!

 :shakehead:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 14, 2013, 11:15:22 AM

Bruins should have had a Delay of Game penalty when the fans were throwing shit on the ice at 50 seconds to go.

Bruins should have had another Delay of Game penalty when Marchand threw a water bottle on the ice at the opening draw of overtime.

Those are not "judgement call" penalties, they are clearly defined rules that the refs ignored.

I am simply devastated, but kind of used to losing as a Leafs fan for the past decade.

One of the most incosistently reffed games I've ever seen in the playoffs.
Don't these playoff refs make serious bank, not to mention there are 4 officials on the ice, how do you miss this shit?
May not have changed the outcome but it's kind of embarrassing for the league imo.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on May 14, 2013, 11:23:39 AM

hockey playoffs take too long

Except for the Caps.

C!
A!
P!
S!
Choke!
Choke!
Choke!

 :shakehead:

 :frustrated:

The caps mediocre team will be exposed next year when the divisions are realigned.  We've had a false sense of talent for the last half-decade due to the poor competition in the worst division in hockey.  They won't have that luxury next year.  People are calling for McPhee's head today on the talk radio......
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 14, 2013, 11:37:41 AM

Bruins should have had a Delay of Game penalty when the fans were throwing shit on the ice at 50 seconds to go.

Bruins should have had another Delay of Game penalty when Marchand threw a water bottle on the ice at the opening draw of overtime.

Those are not "judgement call" penalties, they are clearly defined rules that the refs ignored.

I am simply devastated, but kind of used to losing as a Leafs fan for the past decade.

One of the most incosistently reffed games I've ever seen in the playoffs.
Don't these playoff refs make serious bank, not to mention there are 4 officials on the ice, how do you miss this shit?
May not have changed the outcome but it's kind of embarrassing for the league imo.

Fuck, this is such a penalty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6xJu8q29s
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 14, 2013, 11:45:40 AM
no argument - should have been 2 min for that
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 14, 2013, 11:48:44 AM

Bruins should have had a Delay of Game penalty when the fans were throwing shit on the ice at 50 seconds to go.

Bruins should have had another Delay of Game penalty when Marchand threw a water bottle on the ice at the opening draw of overtime.

Those are not "judgement call" penalties, they are clearly defined rules that the refs ignored.

I am simply devastated, but kind of used to losing as a Leafs fan for the past decade.

One of the most incosistently reffed games I've ever seen in the playoffs.
Don't these playoff refs make serious bank, not to mention there are 4 officials on the ice, how do you miss this shit?
May not have changed the outcome but it's kind of embarrassing for the league imo.

As a Bruins fan, I can agree that the reffing sucked last night.  Regardless, you're not going to get those calls at that point in the game.  And a Toronto fan whining about the reffing last night is pretty hilarious.  The Leafs were the beneficiaries of some terrible calls that led to some key goals throughout the series.  Exhibit A as to why karma will not get those delay calls for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB_v0s85Kg8
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 14, 2013, 11:58:26 AM
Chara's stick comes up and knocks Lupul's stick up around his head!

The puck is up ice, what is Chara doing knocking his stick around?  Comparing that to stopping play by throwing a water bottle on the ice is a very big stretch.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 14, 2013, 12:02:46 PM
And a Toronto fan whining about the reffing last night is pretty hilarious. 

Just to set the record straight, I am an Oilers fan, not a Leafs fan.  I usually cheer for the Canadian team in these playoff situations as we only have a handful of teams in there.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 14, 2013, 12:53:54 PM
Chara's stick comes up and knocks Lupul's stick up around his head!

The puck is up ice, what is Chara doing knocking his stick around?  Comparing that to stopping play by throwing a water bottle on the ice is a very big stretch.

He is stick checking him.  And then Lupul hits himself in the head with his own stick and falls like he was just shot.  That is an unsportsmanlike on Lupul (or a simple no call), not a high stick on Chara.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on May 14, 2013, 01:03:35 PM
You can't complain about non calls in playoff hockey, as there are hundreds during each game. Bad calls on the other hand deserve plenty of scrutiny.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 14, 2013, 02:22:23 PM
Fuck Marchand and fuck the Bruins. Go Rangers.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 14, 2013, 02:50:40 PM
And a Toronto fan whining about the reffing last night is pretty hilarious. 

Just to set the record straight, I am an Oilers fan, not a Leafs fan.  I usually cheer for the Canadian team in these playoff situations as we only have a handful of teams in there.
All this time I thought you were a Montreal fan.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 14, 2013, 03:39:16 PM
And a Toronto fan whining about the reffing last night is pretty hilarious. 

Just to set the record straight, I am an Oilers fan, not a Leafs fan.  I usually cheer for the Canadian team in these playoff situations as we only have a handful of teams in there.
All this time I thought you were a Montreal fan.

You bite your tongue!!!  :samurai:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on June 07, 2013, 07:29:10 PM
Yup.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 07, 2013, 07:39:27 PM
I'm sure, living the high life BM, would love to be in that building tonight.  :beers:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on June 07, 2013, 09:57:17 PM
I'm sure, living the high life BM, would love to be in that building tonight.  :beers:

Me too, though I'm still beat from game 3. Got home after 130 that night, but it was so worth it.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on June 07, 2013, 10:44:22 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 07, 2013, 10:45:52 PM
who would have predicted that the Pens would score 2 goals in 4 games?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on June 07, 2013, 10:47:51 PM
Fuck yes!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on June 08, 2013, 12:26:53 AM
Fuck yes!

I am currently lobbying for Finals tix from my brother-in-law, at his birthday party. You gonna hit any of the games?  Paug Cup Meetups ftmfw.  :wtu:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on June 08, 2013, 02:16:16 AM
I will be at at least one home game if things work out. We need more drug! Lol
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: justjezmund on June 08, 2013, 06:54:13 AM
Thank god I hate the fuckin pens.

Go B's
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 15, 2013, 11:47:11 PM
what a series so far.
I'm glad I don't really care who wins - if I was a Bs or Hawks fan i probably would have shit myself in the OT with all the close calls.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mehead on June 16, 2013, 12:07:38 AM
what a series so far.
I'm glad I don't really care who wins - if I was a Bs or Hawks fan i probably would have shit myself in the OT with all the close calls.

I sharted a couple of times. 

Great series so far!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 19, 2013, 04:35:33 PM
Series is great. But I see the rest going Boston's way. And Rask has been on fire
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 19, 2013, 10:50:40 PM
Holy shit. Talk about back and forth. I'm stressed and my team isn't even playing
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on June 19, 2013, 11:49:59 PM
Holy shit. Talk about back and forth. I'm stressed and my team isn't even playing

Chest pains here in Watertown. At least this guarantees that my wife gets to go to game 6. Birdman too, methinks.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 20, 2013, 02:17:29 AM
Holy shit. Talk about back and forth. I'm stressed and my team isn't even playing

Chest pains here in Watertown. At least this guarantees that my wife gets to go to game 6. Birdman too, methinks.
That's awesome. I would kill to see a Stanley cup game. Let alone a playoff game.


Also Rangers fans how pumped are you that that douche torts is gone?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on June 20, 2013, 05:55:39 AM
Holy shit. Talk about back and forth. I'm stressed and my team isn't even playing

Chest pains here in Watertown. At least this guarantees that my wife gets to go to game 6. Birdman too, methinks.
youthinks correctly!!
 :beerbang:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mbw on June 20, 2013, 12:53:56 PM
(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1521749/raskbwahahaha.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on June 20, 2013, 01:14:56 PM
(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1521749/raskbwahahaha.gif)

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: barnesy305 on June 20, 2013, 01:56:14 PM
(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1521749/raskbwahahaha.gif)

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

DERP! I'm no scholar of the game, but last night game was the fucking shit, man.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 20, 2013, 02:02:42 PM
Such a fun game to watch.
Almost as much fun as watching Rask bite the dust in that gif.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: DoW on June 20, 2013, 02:05:09 PM
That definitely looks like something I would do.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on June 20, 2013, 02:07:28 PM
(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1521749/raskbwahahaha.gif)

That pretty much sums up the caps playoff run this year.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on June 20, 2013, 06:08:03 PM
The Bs practice in my hometown. Tukka drives his AudiR8 through town like he's on the autobahn. Like all goalies he's a madman.
Go Bs.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 20, 2013, 10:15:06 PM
Holy shit. Talk about back and forth. I'm stressed and my team isn't even playing

Chest pains here in Watertown. At least this guarantees that my wife gets to go to game 6. Birdman too, methinks.
That's awesome. I would kill to see a Stanley cup game. Let alone a playoff game.


Also Rangers fans how pumped are you that that douche torts is gone?
psyched.
I would like to see an offensive plan that doesn't rely on shoot and chase. I would also like to see a power play that scores > 5% of the time

this has been a great finals
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on June 21, 2013, 11:00:33 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=426004

Quote
John Tortorella is expected to be named the Vancouver Canucks' new bench boss.

He arrived at Vancouver International Airport on Friday amidst reports that he is about to be named the new Canucks coach.

In a strange twist of fate, after swapping head coaches, NYR and VAN face each other in the 2014 Stanley Cup finals for the 20th anniversary of their last meeting.  Mark Messier also returns to Vancouver coaching staff and during Game 7, the world implodes in deluge of irony.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mbw on June 22, 2013, 11:11:56 PM
(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1521749/raskbwahahaha.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on June 23, 2013, 07:19:45 PM
The Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the LA Kings for Ben Scrivens, Matt Frattin & a 2nd round pick in either 2014 or 2015.

http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=674923



And apparently, Dion Phaneuf is on the block...  :cry:

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 24, 2013, 06:44:09 PM
Phaneuf would get so much back. Worth the trade.

Also I hope the Nucks enjoys having all their players being thrown under the bus for his mistakes
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mehead on June 24, 2013, 10:53:05 PM
WTF

 :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: barnesy305 on June 24, 2013, 10:59:48 PM
WTF

 :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

Epic implosion, that was insane.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mbw on June 24, 2013, 11:17:11 PM
(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1521749/raskbwahahaha.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 24, 2013, 11:27:10 PM
Wild finish
congrats to the Hawks

condolences to Bs fans - that was tough
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on June 25, 2013, 01:08:27 AM
Unbelievable!  Sleep now, then I'm getting up early to find that cup!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on June 25, 2013, 08:25:26 AM

Chicago was the best team all year, I'm glad they won the Cup.

Apparently all it takes to poke holes in Chara's game are two of the best offensive forwards in the league on the same line... who knew?

Toews pass for the game tying goal was unbelievable.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on June 25, 2013, 11:41:13 AM
got within 10 feet of the stanley cup and the conn smythe trophies at scout!  just gotta drink out of it now!  :beers:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on June 25, 2013, 12:03:20 PM

Chicago was the best team all year, I'm glad they won the Cup.

Apparently all it takes to poke holes in Chara's game are two of the best offensive forwards in the league on the same line... who knew?

Toews pass for the game tying goal was unbelievable.

Well, I can't disagree with the first half of your first sentence, and, as a Boston fan, I would have felt much better if the Bruins had taken the Cup.  Maybe next year...

Either way, though, the real winners were the fans.  That was a great series.  As a lifelong basketball fan (Celtics season ticket holder for the last 5 years) who became a serious hockey fan in the last decade, I can say that I much preferred the product the NHL put out in their playoffs over that of the NBA.  And it was not even close.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on June 25, 2013, 03:29:38 PM
I'm disappointed the Bs lost but getting to see the game last night was quite a thrill. Probably never get a chance to see a final cup game again.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on June 25, 2013, 03:38:23 PM
Probably never get a chance to see a final cup game again.

Ha. You and my wife. I told her that next time I'm going.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 25, 2013, 06:48:54 PM
I'm disappointed the Bs lost but getting to see the game last night was quite a thrill. Probably never get a chance to see a final cup game again.

That would be the thrill of a lifetime.  Pretty much have not missed the final game since I was 10 years old (on tv of course).
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 03, 2013, 09:38:54 AM
Patrick Roy up to his old tricks, what a shithead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y2OOc6WTrg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y2OOc6WTrg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: gah on October 03, 2013, 12:39:23 PM
I'm so happy it's hockey season
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on October 03, 2013, 12:52:53 PM
I'm so happy it's hockey season
Working from home tomorrow so I can stay up and watch the Rangers opener at 10:30.  So psyched.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on October 11, 2013, 07:43:02 AM
Kind of tough to pull out a win when you give up 15 goals in 2 games.   :frustrated:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on October 11, 2013, 09:30:15 AM
I'm so happy it's hockey season
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on October 15, 2013, 04:25:31 PM
Kind of tough to pull out a win when you give up 15 goals in 2 games.   :frustrated:
outscored 25-9....ugh gonna be a long season. and no more Biron. that's weird.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: tet on October 16, 2013, 12:55:45 PM
...and now the Devils are the only team without a win...   :frustrated:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on October 16, 2013, 01:41:56 PM

Your the only person here having a tougher fall than me
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on October 22, 2013, 09:49:24 AM

About to buy tickets for the Leafs/Wings NHL Winter Classic.  Am I crazy?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on October 22, 2013, 10:00:00 AM

About to buy tickets for the Leafs/Wings NHL Winter Classic.  Am I crazy?

Absolutely not!

zzOmg I can't believe you get to go. I would do just about anything to get to go. I was so bummed when it was cancelled last year due to the lockout.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on October 22, 2013, 10:12:34 AM

It was like buying Phish Red Rocks tickets.  In right away, none available.  The Big House seats 100,000 people? Such bullshit.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on October 22, 2013, 10:24:13 AM

There was someone here who had possible Red Wings connections and might have a line on tickets, I scanned my PMs but it was like 2 years ago now and I can't remember or find you!

Any help? PM me!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on October 22, 2013, 10:45:47 AM
40 minutes after the on-sale, I scored 2 in the price range I was hoping for!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on October 22, 2013, 06:51:20 PM
Thats awesome. The jerseys for this years are absolutely sick!! I don't know whos are nicer.

Also hey Rangers fans, Hank is now injured....... we are fucked.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on October 22, 2013, 07:58:11 PM
shit
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on November 07, 2013, 07:43:46 AM
A round of applause for the drunk guy in the stands

http://youtu.be/XClSicCjjbE
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on November 07, 2013, 10:27:39 AM
 :clap: laughed so hard when I saw that
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on November 07, 2013, 12:02:28 PM
That's amazing.  I love the klassy broad who pours her beer out on the Jets player at the end.  She looks like a keeper.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: gah on November 07, 2013, 12:07:23 PM
That's amazing.  I love the klassy broad who pours her beer out on the Jets player at the end.  She looks like a keeper.

Shes at a hockey game. What did you expect her to do? I'd keep her.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on November 07, 2013, 12:17:57 PM
That's amazing.  I love the klassy broad who pours her beer out on the Jets player at the end.  She looks like a keeper.

Shes at a hockey game. What did you expect her to do? I'd keep her.

If she was remotely good-looking, I'd keep her too.  I guess I have different standards.  :wink:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: gah on November 07, 2013, 12:21:53 PM
That's amazing.  I love the klassy broad who pours her beer out on the Jets player at the end.  She looks like a keeper.

Shes at a hockey game. What did you expect her to do? I'd keep her.

If she was remotely good-looking, I'd keep her too.  I guess I have different standards.  :wink:

Standards are over rated.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on November 07, 2013, 03:19:17 PM
:clap: laughed so hard when I saw that

This
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on November 22, 2013, 12:33:30 PM
 :-o

http://youtu.be/XVYH5DZEePk
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 30, 2013, 06:39:53 PM
Incredible.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on December 04, 2013, 10:23:27 AM
Rangers fan can breath a sigh of relief. The King is ours for the rest of his career.  :beers: Now lets hope he starts playing like the king now that his contract is taken care of.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on December 04, 2013, 11:06:51 AM
That's great news
The 5 guys in front of him have to do their job
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on December 04, 2013, 11:31:23 AM
$8.5 per....that's a lot of jack.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on December 10, 2013, 09:53:02 AM
$8.5 per....that's a lot of jack.
That dude deserves every bit of that dough. He just needs guys to score so he doesn't have to win with one goal.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: runawayjimbo on December 20, 2013, 09:11:31 AM
How is this even possible? I still can't believe I turned it off when the Flyers were down 4-2 with 8 mins to play.

(http://thenosebleeds.nextimpulsemedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/cropped_GirouxBackhand.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on December 20, 2013, 01:47:09 PM
How is this even possible? I still can't believe I turned it off when the Flyers were down 4-2 with 8 mins to play.

(http://thenosebleeds.nextimpulsemedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/cropped_GirouxBackhand.gif)

 :-o
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on December 20, 2013, 03:04:44 PM
^wow.


Leafs won in a shootout at the end of a great game. Watched it from start to finish, and it did not disappoint.

Man, I love hockey.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on January 01, 2014, 08:25:57 AM
I'm 30 minutes outside Ann Arbor MI en route to the Winter Classic!

Go Leafs Go!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 01, 2014, 09:18:57 AM
I'm 30 minutes outside Ann Arbor MI en route to the Winter Classic!

Go Leafs Go!
Nice!  Enjoy
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on January 01, 2014, 10:07:03 AM
...
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 01, 2014, 04:00:57 PM
Great game!  And the overhead camera is fucking awesome.  They should just do it for the whole game.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on January 01, 2014, 06:58:15 PM
Great game!  And the overhead camera is fucking awesome.  They should just do it for the whole game.

That's exactly what I said. That camera is fucking legit.


My brother and I watched it together. As a Leafs fan, it was fun to watch the game with a diehard Wings fan. Been waiting for this game for almost two years.

(https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1559798_10153655797245626_1520261240_n.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: VDB on January 01, 2014, 07:24:53 PM
So, how come it's not "Maple Leaves"?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on January 01, 2014, 08:44:10 PM
If you're actually curious, I believe Conn Smythe renamed them the Leafs to honor the 'Maple Leaf Regiment' in WWI. Not sure if he was a part of the regiment or not.

Being a proper noun, it would be Leafs, not leaves.

Something like that. I remember reading that somewhere several years ago.


mattstick?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on January 01, 2014, 11:04:48 PM
I've heard the Conn Smythe story.

A single player is a Maple Leaf. Therefore the team is the Maple Leafs.

If a single player was a Maple Leave that would be weird.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on January 07, 2014, 03:18:08 PM
Check out this panorama from the Winter Classic

http://gigapixel.panoramas.com/winterclassic/2014/?mid=&rid=&clid=&cid=6789596&lid=#

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on January 07, 2014, 04:15:01 PM
That's pretty cool and that could be taken literally I'm sure.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: runawayjimbo on January 07, 2014, 09:06:17 PM
Words cannot describe how much I hate Marty Brodeur.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on January 15, 2014, 10:28:54 PM
What a game happening right now in Pittsburgh.
Back and forth.

ETA. Pens took it.

Man I love hockey.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on January 17, 2014, 10:40:07 PM
they played a snippet of down w/ disease in one of the breaks at the united center for ducks/hawks tonight.  great game.  great win for the hawks.  :clap:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: tet on January 18, 2014, 08:59:22 AM
Words cannot describe how much I hate Marty Brodeur.

cool story bro

(http://binaryapi.ap.org/631481370bdd471b8c7895f74b54ae75/512x.jpg)

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/002/305/077/2089781_crop_650x440.jpg)

(http://blog.newscom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/rtrphotos276310-MDF32659_II2.jpg)

(http://nbcsports.nbcnews.com/files/nbcsports/styles/gallery_slide/public/migrated_images/090303_Brodeur35.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on January 18, 2014, 10:10:26 AM

Also,

(http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nhl/blog/021913_brodeur.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 18, 2014, 11:23:18 PM
How about this Vancouver/Calgary madness.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on January 19, 2014, 12:40:09 PM
How about this Vancouver/Calgary madness.
:clap: Its times like that when i kinda miss torts a little bit. Going to the other locker room. I love the dude. But his coaching style did not fit NY anymore.

Also wow are them Rangers starting to look like a team. Is this even the same team that started the season. Also for you Ranger fans, remember when people were going on about how much of a bad idea signing Zuccs was. He's to small they said. He's not good on the North American ica they said. And WOW!! This guy is a beast. hits everything insight and scores big goals or sets them up. Also a competent power play is nice. And Looks like Nash is finally coming back around. and The King has lived up to that contract. Boy hes been lights out. and can not forget how good Cam Talbot has been. this team has done a complete 180.

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on January 26, 2014, 08:58:30 PM
Words cannot describe how much I hate Marty Brodeur.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/26/brodeur-ok-with-being-pulled-blasts-worst-ice-hes-ever-played-on/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on January 28, 2014, 06:10:22 PM
Words cannot describe how much I hate Marty Brodeur.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/26/brodeur-ok-with-being-pulled-blasts-worst-ice-hes-ever-played-on/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs
Classic Marty, always blaming it on something else. Can't wait till he leaves. Can't stand the Devils.

Also that was a great game. Can't wait to watch the isles and rangers.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 07, 2014, 11:11:31 PM
Turns out Letang had a stroke.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2014/02/07/kris_letang_of_pittsburgh_penguins_suffers_stroke.html (http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2014/02/07/kris_letang_of_pittsburgh_penguins_suffers_stroke.html)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on February 08, 2014, 12:05:42 PM
this is the same thing that happened to Teddy Brueschi a few years ago
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on March 18, 2014, 12:01:43 PM
Letang started practicing, after a stroke 2 months ago. Wow, that man is incredible.

Also really glad to see Rich Peverly is doing good. Thats scary for anybody who likes sports. 
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: emay on March 18, 2014, 12:03:38 PM
Aves have been crushin lately!
Taking my dad to the Aves vs Sharks game next saturday
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on March 18, 2014, 12:05:20 PM
^^^ Sick!!!

The West looks scary. So many strong teams, and the Aves are gonne be amazing for the years to come. Lots of good young talent, and Patrick Roy as a coach, they are gonna be exciting.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on March 27, 2014, 05:19:58 PM
http://youtu.be/tK8Qjo7HCIk
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: KingOfPrussia2155 on March 27, 2014, 06:31:26 PM
It's star wars night at the blues game tonight.

Two of my favorite things at once. Awesome.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mehead on March 27, 2014, 06:39:46 PM
http://youtu.be/tK8Qjo7HCIk

Close Joe.  Jeez.   
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on March 27, 2014, 07:41:54 PM
OOoops, stepped into thread too early. See you when the playoffs start.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on April 12, 2014, 02:12:42 AM
Next week and the Rangers have home ice. I'm pumped

Also excited to seems like Dallas and Columbus in the playoff picture.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on April 12, 2014, 10:34:32 AM
Next week and the Rangers have home ice. I'm pumped

Also excited to seems like Dallas and Columbus in the playoff picture.
I shit the bed and forgot about the on-sale for playoff tickets. 

Unfortunately, I don't think we have the size or physical presence to go far this year.  That's certainly our biggest hole.  And we addressed that at the trade deadline by getting smaller and less physical.  :shakehead:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on April 13, 2014, 05:48:15 PM
Vigneault does not use the size factor. No matter what at least we have a Mcdonagh. What a player he has turned into. Also this offseason the richards buy out has to happen. Wow has he looked slow.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on April 13, 2014, 05:49:22 PM
Also Union College won the NCAA tournament. That unbelievable, considering i live a mile away and play at their barn sometimes, and go to a lot of their games. and they won. Feels good to win a championship so close to home.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: emay on April 17, 2014, 12:09:02 PM
aves vs wild tonight!! game 1
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on April 17, 2014, 07:32:59 PM
stoked for the hawks game to start soon.  i think we're catching st. louis at a good time.  i'd much rather battle them than the avs right now.

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on April 17, 2014, 09:55:42 PM
big red was at the flyers/rangers game at msg...
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: DoW on April 17, 2014, 10:00:57 PM
big red was at the flyers/rangers game at msg...
it's funny because my friend texted me a picture of him with trey in NY earlier with trey wearing the same thing.
Trey talked to him for like 10 minutes.  told him he had to go meet someone but didn't mention the game.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on April 17, 2014, 11:19:33 PM
a good start to this one
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on April 18, 2014, 07:26:28 AM
big red was at the flyers/rangers game at msg...
Damn Flyers fans
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: emay on April 18, 2014, 09:26:59 AM
yeah aves!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on April 22, 2014, 09:04:39 PM
Love how intense some of these Round one Match ups have been.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 22, 2014, 09:36:20 PM
I know it's the first round and all but I'm pretty shocked at the lack of SF posts in this thread.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 22, 2014, 10:03:08 PM
I know it's the first round and all but I'm pretty shocked at the lack of SF posts in this thread.

I'm really not sure about this team and am trying not to jinx this shit. The Halak run spoiled the city. But now we really need a fucking cup here. Even if we get past Boston, there's no way in hell we are a match for whomever comes out of the West, unless they are exhausted by the time they arrive.

While we just SWEPT the Lightning, it was their backup goalie. Truth hurts.

Last time we swept a playoff series was Buffalo in '93.......when we last one the cup.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on April 23, 2014, 11:13:01 AM
Quote
@KatieStrangESPN: #NYR #PHI Carcillo on fans booing him while injured: "Nothing surprises me about this city and the way people act."
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on April 24, 2014, 03:08:45 PM
Carbomb is the fucking man.

also Cooke suspended 7 games for the knee on knee. That dude should not be playing in this league.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 24, 2014, 03:54:53 PM
I know it's the first round and all but I'm pretty shocked at the lack of SF posts in this thread.

I'm really not sure about this team and am trying not to jinx this shit. The Halak run spoiled the city. But now we really need a fucking cup here. Even if we get past Boston, there's no way in hell we are a match for whomever comes out of the West, unless they are exhausted by the time they arrive.

While we just SWEPT the Lightning, it was their backup goalie. Truth hurts.

Last time we swept a playoff series was Buffalo in '93.......when we last one the cup.

I expect a drunken, frothing SF if the Canadiens continue this tear.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 24, 2014, 04:27:09 PM
I know it's the first round and all but I'm pretty shocked at the lack of SF posts in this thread.

I'm really not sure about this team and am trying not to jinx this shit. The Halak run spoiled the city. But now we really need a fucking cup here. Even if we get past Boston, there's no way in hell we are a match for whomever comes out of the West, unless they are exhausted by the time they arrive.

While we just SWEPT the Lightning, it was their backup goalie. Truth hurts.

Last time we swept a playoff series was Buffalo in '93.......when we last one the cup.

I expect a drunken, frothing SF if the Canadiens continue this tear.

Sadly, no drinking right now. I'm smashing a crazy bulk up work out routine. My separated shoulder was finally pronounced fully healed at the end of last year. A couple numbers at present: flat benching 200lbs, incline dumbbell press 85lbs in each hand. Loving going to the gym and lifting again.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on April 24, 2014, 07:10:53 PM
hawks blues series way closer than i expected.  these 2 teams are so evenly matched it's like a cup final, not a 1st round series.  i'd say the team that has played better in each game has lost.  the nhl definitely got what they wanted with the retooled playoff format. 
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 24, 2014, 07:46:09 PM
the nhl definitely got what they wanted with the retooled playoff format.

yep
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 24, 2014, 08:13:09 PM
I know it's the first round and all but I'm pretty shocked at the lack of SF posts in this thread.

I'm really not sure about this team and am trying not to jinx this shit. The Halak run spoiled the city. But now we really need a fucking cup here. Even if we get past Boston, there's no way in hell we are a match for whomever comes out of the West, unless they are exhausted by the time they arrive.

While we just SWEPT the Lightning, it was their backup goalie. Truth hurts.

Last time we swept a playoff series was Buffalo in '93.......when we last one the cup.

I expect a drunken, frothing SF if the Canadiens continue this tear.

Sadly, no drinking right now. I'm smashing a crazy bulk up work out routine. My separated shoulder was finally pronounced fully healed at the end of last year. A couple numbers at present: flat benching 200lbs, incline dumbbell press 85lbs in each hand. Loving going to the gym and lifting again.

I lost ya after this.
 :wink:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on April 25, 2014, 11:09:05 PM
huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge win for the hawks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on April 26, 2014, 08:17:47 PM
huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge win for the hawks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That Toews breakaway. Holy shit is that guy clutch.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 26, 2014, 09:19:25 PM
huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge win for the hawks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That Toews breakaway. Holy shit is that guy clutch.

Dude is incredible.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on April 26, 2014, 10:23:09 PM
Bs vs habs.
As much as I love my friends north of the border....your team is going down in flames.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 26, 2014, 10:24:55 PM
Bs vs habs.
As much as I love my friends north of the border....your team is going down in flames.

Fuck you. And fuck the bruins.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 26, 2014, 10:37:18 PM
Bs vs habs.
As much as I love my friends north of the border....your team is going down in flames.

Fuck you. And fuck the bruins.

I hate the Canadiens but I'm with SF on this one.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on April 26, 2014, 11:11:06 PM
Bs vs habs.
As much as I love my friends north of the border....your team is going down in flames.

Fuck you. And fuck the bruins.

I hate the Canadiens but I'm with SF on this one.

I'm with  :sbw: on this one. Except I'd say your flaming team is going down. I can't stand those diving little bitches.

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on April 27, 2014, 02:16:00 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SZGA0ONM7D0 (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SZGA0ONM7D0)
Go B's
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on April 27, 2014, 02:29:17 PM
I hate both of those teams. Especially the Habs. Max Pacoriety is the biggest piece of shit.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 29, 2014, 07:33:32 PM
Lucic practicing:

(http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/fan_shot_images/327959/sfgvww_jpg.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on April 29, 2014, 07:38:37 PM
Lucic practicing:

(http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/fan_shot_images/327959/sfgvww_jpg.gif)

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I love this
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on April 29, 2014, 11:50:27 PM
Lucic practicing:

(http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/fan_shot_images/327959/sfgvww_jpg.gif)

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I love this

I'm a Bs fan and think it's pretty great.  :clap:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on April 30, 2014, 06:51:21 PM
3 game 7s in one night!  I need to break out another TV.  Gonna be a rough day at work tomorrow.

I sure hope I'm watching Ranger hockey again this weekend.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: emay on April 30, 2014, 07:04:40 PM
psyched for this aves game!!  :rawk: :rawk: :rawk:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on April 30, 2014, 07:21:45 PM
 :samurai:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 30, 2014, 07:23:23 PM
^^^ :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

Check this fan brawl out from the last Philly Rangers game.

http://youtu.be/o77YkQXRNXM (http://youtu.be/o77YkQXRNXM)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 30, 2014, 08:38:58 PM
Philly has always been a class act.  :sbw:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on April 30, 2014, 09:03:52 PM
Philly has always been a class act.  :sbw:
from a few days ago:
Quote
@KatieStrangESPN: #NYR #PHI Carcillo on fans booing him while injured: "Nothing surprises me about this city and the way people act."
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on April 30, 2014, 10:17:52 PM
they were quieted tonight.

off to the golf course they go
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 01, 2014, 08:29:18 PM
we take things seriously

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/montreal-renames-sam-adams--restaurants-in-preparation-of-bruins-battle-163928123.html
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: DoW on May 01, 2014, 08:38:23 PM
we take things seriously

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/montreal-renames-sam-adams--restaurants-in-preparation-of-bruins-battle-163928123.html
just keep buying the beer and sending the money to MA.  we need it.
thanks

eta:  I don't like the NHL anymore.  too many strikes for me but Bruins/Canadians is so awesome.
this is my Stanley Cup.  I'll enjoy this series and then hockey season is over.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 01, 2014, 09:49:34 PM
This game is pretty bad ass for a series opener.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 01, 2014, 11:30:23 PM
(http://sportsrants.com/puckstopshere/files/2013/02/2013-01-28-p_k_-subban-4_3_r536_c534.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 01, 2014, 11:39:39 PM
Great game. Craplousy result. Shaping up to be another classic series.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 01, 2014, 11:47:43 PM
The three stars announced at game:

2nd star: Marchand
3rd star: Price


LOL, ok there.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 01, 2014, 11:51:35 PM
(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/YMcr8LCaj_._AUxkcWHPJA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTcxMTtweW9mZj0wO3E9NzU7dz05NjA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201405012108761027967)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 02, 2014, 02:30:00 AM
A tattoo parlor is going to set up outside the Bell Center (our arena) for the home games and give free tattoos.

I don't see how this could ever go wrong.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 02, 2014, 05:19:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/WMIgolc.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: emay on May 02, 2014, 10:52:38 AM
damn that bruins game was rough
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mehead on May 02, 2014, 11:00:16 AM
Bruins looked a little sloppy and missed a bunch of chances in front of the net.  Pretty much a lock this is going 7.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 02, 2014, 10:41:56 PM
Rangers score 2 goals in OT to win game

 :rawk:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 03, 2014, 12:01:11 AM
That goal just scored by Kane will make the season highlight reel for sure.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 03, 2014, 12:40:58 AM
That goal just scored by Kane will make the season highlight reel for sure.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on May 03, 2014, 03:27:07 PM
Ouch. That had to hurt, Canada.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 03, 2014, 05:38:35 PM
Ouch. That had to hurt, Canada.

Eat a bag o' dicks!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 03, 2014, 08:22:46 PM
Ouch. That had to hurt, Canada.

Eat a bag o' dicks!

Right back atcha. Oh wait, you already did. How'd that taste?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 03, 2014, 10:05:41 PM
Ouch. That had to hurt, Canada.

Eat a bag o' dicks!

Right back atcha. Oh wait, you already did. How'd that taste?

Series ain't over yet.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on May 06, 2014, 12:58:46 AM
That goal just scored by Kane will make the season highlight reel for sure.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
This
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 06, 2014, 09:54:53 PM
The reffing is pretty ridic here tonight.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 06, 2014, 10:20:27 PM
The reffing is pretty ridic here tonight.

They seemed to let them just play. Good game to watch, despite the outcome. Still confident the Bruins will take the series, though.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 06, 2014, 10:28:01 PM
The reffing is pretty ridic here tonight.

They seemed to let them just play. Good game to watch, despite the outcome. Still confident the Bruins will take the series, though.

I've always supported the let them play attitude, helps with the game flow, but some of those seemed too blatant to not call.
I hope they stay consistent with their officiating for the rest of the series/playoffs because it keeps the players guessing all the time.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 06, 2014, 10:34:44 PM
(http://blogimages.thescore.com/nhl/files/2013/06/pk-subban.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: gainesvillegreen on May 06, 2014, 10:45:33 PM
(http://blogimages.thescore.com/nhl/files/2013/06/pk-subban.jpg)

Was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 07, 2014, 11:16:37 PM
(http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2014-05-07/98e19b30-d57c-11e3-b341-cdf17e8cc276_851784629.gif)

(http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2014-05-07/491eaeb0-d57e-11e3-92c6-8705d6ddcb69_851785247.gif)

(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/pTprJVjyED.NTXLFvD4aDg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTgwMDtweW9mZj0wO3E9NzU7dz0xMDMz/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Sports/USA_Today/20140506_mje_bb5_1126.jpg-ef996c83a98d266bae91a832cfd967eb)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on May 08, 2014, 06:13:07 AM
God damn it. I hate you.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 08, 2014, 12:09:36 PM
God damn it. I hate you.

It's mutual.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 08, 2014, 10:33:41 PM
Fuck me.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 08, 2014, 10:42:08 PM
Freakin' great hockey, shitty outcome.  :shakehead:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 08, 2014, 10:58:34 PM
Freakin' great hockey, shitty outcome.  :shakehead:

Sounds like my analysis of the last game.  :-D

I thought the first period was kind of boring tonight. Definitely not boring thereafter.

Best of 3 now.  :beers:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on May 10, 2014, 09:36:18 PM
I've purposefully stayed out of this thread just so I could say " Va t'empaler encule"
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 10, 2014, 10:53:13 PM
I've purposefully stayed out of this thread just so I could say " Va t'empaler encule"

I had to google this, but I agree. I liked the reffing better in Montreal, but no qualms with this outcome. Also just had great sex after the game ended, ftw.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on May 12, 2014, 11:11:26 AM
Marty St. Louis  :clap: :clap: Can't imagine what he is going through, and to score yesterday.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 12, 2014, 07:05:37 PM
Marty St. Louis  :clap: :clap: Can't imagine what he is going through, and to score yesterday.  :clap: :clap:


2nd'd, gotta love it when someone can pull off a performance like that given the grief he must be feeling.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 12, 2014, 10:38:58 PM
Well, the Bruins got beat down. I just got offered a game 7 ticket. Definitely a bit scared. Last game 7 I went to was against the flyers in 2010, the culmination of an epic collapse...
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 12, 2014, 10:42:19 PM
message I sent to Wendell prior to the start of the game

Quote
hope you brought some lube to this assfucking

 :wtu:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on May 13, 2014, 08:46:09 AM
Caught that game. Canadians put in a great effort.

Also Game 7 tonight. Hope that really good Rangers team shows up, and continues to piss Crosby off.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 13, 2014, 04:52:43 PM
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10294276_10202453528993912_3049868823835477922_n.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on May 13, 2014, 06:32:34 PM
Stay classy Montreal.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nq5ntrcqI9c/U3IPXb77ReI/AAAAAAAAp_U/EADNN3JRtm0/s1600/lucic+hit+by+canadiens+fans.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 13, 2014, 06:52:28 PM
Game 7 mothafuckas!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 13, 2014, 06:56:41 PM
Stay classy Montreal.

That's what you get when you squirt our players with a water bottle. We retaliate with beer, coffee, soda....
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 13, 2014, 07:17:03 PM
Stay classy Montreal.

That's what you get when you squirt our players with a water bottle. We retaliate with beer, coffee, soda....

In Boston all of those folks would lose their tickets and would be barred from entering the building again. We have a no tolerance policy on that type of crap. I can't imagine what those douchebags would have thrown had their team lost. Disgraceful.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 13, 2014, 08:31:17 PM
Stay classy Montreal.

That's what you get when you squirt our players with a water bottle. We retaliate with beer, coffee, soda....

In Boston all of those folks would lose their tickets and would be barred from entering the building again. We have a no tolerance policy on that type of crap. I can't imagine what those douchebags would have thrown had their team lost. Disgraceful.

Here in Montreal we erect effigies of our garbage throwers. And once a year we celebrate their debaucherous behavior by throwing a street party (in most cities they term this event a riot). The date of the party fluctuates, but essentially erupts once the humidity has been sustained for a period of at least a week, or if we have been exited from the playoffs, or even if we've won. Let's just say we enjoy a good riot. 
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 13, 2014, 09:48:30 PM
Great comeback
Great game

now, I hope Montreal and Boston play about 7 OTs and get good and tired
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on May 13, 2014, 10:19:29 PM
Feels good to breath again. WHat a game.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 14, 2014, 12:56:35 AM
Hey  :sbw: , are you or birdboy going to game 7?  Bobby Orr statue at 6:50 or gtfo.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 14, 2014, 01:25:58 AM
Feels good to breath again. WHat a game.
Lundquist was in the zone
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 14, 2014, 01:34:37 PM
It's on bitches  :samurai:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on May 14, 2014, 04:10:05 PM
Hey  :sbw: , are you or birdboy going to game 7?  Bobby Orr statue at 6:50 or gtfo.
My bro is going to be there. I'm sitting this one out.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 14, 2014, 05:52:29 PM
so glad to be done with minnesota.  they were a bad match up for the hawks.  time to wait and rest.  let's go kings!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 14, 2014, 09:02:12 PM
Hey  :sbw: , are you or birdboy going to game 7?  Bobby Orr statue at 6:50 or gtfo.
My bro is going to be there. I'm sitting this one out.

Any chance you could text me his cell # so I can throw a few jabs during the 3rd?

 :evil:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: birdman on May 14, 2014, 10:00:30 PM
Fuck this shit!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 14, 2014, 10:16:23 PM

 :evil:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 14, 2014, 10:22:30 PM
Well, that sucked. Going to go drown my sorrows in live music. Let's go rangers.  :|
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on May 14, 2014, 10:38:16 PM
Well, no matter who won it is going to be very tough on the Rangers. THe house of horros that montreal is or that bruins defense on a team that can't score.....so, glad it was the habs. might be a little easier.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 14, 2014, 11:51:55 PM
Goaltenders rematch from the Olympics
Let's hope that this one turns out different
should be a great series

there is no easy road to the CUP
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 15, 2014, 08:12:29 AM
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t31.0-8/10296081_10152415398391955_487384498062122056_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10371711_10152103105563342_6899723950898682962_n.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 15, 2014, 09:37:03 AM

Toronto hockey fans are so weird, half the people I spoke to at the Jays game last night were stoked Montreal beat Boston and the other half were pissed that the Habs won...
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 15, 2014, 10:03:02 AM

Toronto hockey fans are so weird, half the people I spoke to at the Jays game last night were stoked Montreal beat Boston and the other half were pissed that the Habs won...
Which camp are you in?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 15, 2014, 10:05:25 AM

I'll cheer for any Canadian team left, excluding the Canucks and Senators.

After what Boston did to us last year, the harder they lose the better.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 15, 2014, 10:09:45 AM

I'll cheer for any Canadian team left, excluding the Canucks and Senators.

After what Boston did to us last year, the harder they lose the better.
Despite the Toronto / Montreal rivalry?  See that's nuts.  No way in hell would I ever root for Philly, NJ or the Isles.

You're right, Toronto fans are so weird.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mehead on May 15, 2014, 10:27:00 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10371711_10152103105563342_6899723950898682962_n.jpg)

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 15, 2014, 10:54:03 AM

I'll cheer for any Canadian team left, excluding the Canucks and Senators.

After what Boston did to us last year, the harder they lose the better.
Despite the Toronto / Montreal rivalry?  See that's nuts.  No way in hell would I ever root for Philly, NJ or the Isles.

You're right, Toronto fans are so weird.
However, people seem to root for given teams for the strangest reasons.  A lot of people have told me "I'm glad <so and so> won the cup.  Since they knocked us out of the playoffs, it feels better that they were the team that won the cup and we didn't lose to just anybody." or "I root for whatever team is in the East because it makes our conference look better." 

Never made any sense to me, but whatever.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 15, 2014, 12:55:01 PM

I'll cheer for any Canadian team left, excluding the Canucks and Senators.

After what Boston did to us last year, the harder they lose the better.
Despite the Toronto / Montreal rivalry?  See that's nuts.  No way in hell would I ever root for Philly, NJ or the Isles.

You're right, Toronto fans are so weird.

Toronto/Montreal was my Dad's rivalry.  The Leafs haven't played the Habs in the playoffs since 93. The Leafs main rivals are the Sens.

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 15, 2014, 01:27:19 PM
Marchand class act.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_2oPDaygnw&feature=youtu.be&t=20s
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 15, 2014, 01:31:35 PM
He clearly deserved it
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 15, 2014, 01:56:18 PM

Remember when Marchand did this, didn't get called for delay of game and effectively ruined my enjoyment of hockey for at least a year?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6xJu8q29s

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 15, 2014, 01:59:09 PM
This is still the best tho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10MKrCy4Ycg
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 15, 2014, 09:51:34 PM

Remember when Marchand did this, didn't get called for delay of game and effectively ruined my enjoyment of hockey for at least a year?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6xJu8q29s

your enjoyment of hockey was ruined last year because the Leafs couldn't hold a 3 goal lead. They gave up 3 goals in the last 10 minutes of the 3rd, 2 goals in the last 2 minutes of the 3rd.

Keep crying in your beer, but don't blame the refs
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 15, 2014, 09:59:02 PM
That's Delay of Game. If your team is stupid enough to violate the rules to start overtime they should get a penalty.

The Leafs were a bad team and that was a nightmare to watch, but a correctly called Power Play there could have turned the tide or stopped the bleeding, at the minimum it slows Boston's momentum.

Between the Leafs coming that close and losing last year and the Olympic tournament being so good this year, I've just had enough hockey and can't enjoy NHL the same way.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 16, 2014, 12:43:20 AM
I agree it was delay of game and should have been called.
That said, the game should have been over by that time. That was the biggest game 7 choke in the history of the game.
It was only round 1, so the Leafs weren't that close.
Also it was far from the worst call (or non call) in crucial playoff games that I've personally seen - in hockey or other sports, not to mention the games I haven't seen. (I'm a Ranger fan so I was rooting for Toronto to win that one)

YMMV but imo Olympic and playoff hockey are the best sporting events on earth
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 16, 2014, 07:25:24 AM
Between the Leafs coming that close and losing last year and the Olympic tournament being so good this year, I've just had enough hockey and can't enjoy NHL the same way.
Fair weather fan, eh?

 :evil:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2014, 09:17:25 AM
I'm obviously bias but there is no element of "let them play" there for the non-call...

The evidence is right there on the ice - you have to call that, you can't let a team cheat like that and get away with that. Ugh, so cheap and stupid.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2014, 09:18:54 AM
You can call me a "fair weather" fan but I've cheered for a team that's too good to get top draft picks and too bad to make the playoffs for over a decade. It's painful.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 16, 2014, 09:58:21 AM
You can call me a "fair weather" fan but I've cheered for a team that's too good to get top draft picks and too bad to make the playoffs for over a decade. It's painful.

Or traded its good draft picks for the ever-underwhelming Phil Kessel.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2014, 10:38:03 AM
Phil Kessel is one of the top-5 goal scorers in the NHL.  He's not underwhelming.

It was stupid that Burke gave the B's more than he had to when he could have just signed him to an offer sheet that Boston couldn't match.

What's underwhelming is what the Bruin's turned those draft picks into.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 16, 2014, 10:45:21 AM
He plays so soft.

Bruins have Hamilton, Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser, and a few years of Seguin (one Cup during that time) as a result of the trade. No one down here would take that trade back.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 16, 2014, 10:48:14 AM
I'm totally joking, btw.  Just being a dick.

I agree with you on that non-call.  That was ridiculous.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on May 16, 2014, 10:53:31 AM
Kessel underwhelming?



L
O
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Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 16, 2014, 02:05:51 PM
lulz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFTJXZ4f5JA
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2014, 02:33:32 PM
Sounds about right for Boston fans...

http://www.montrealgazette.com/touch/story.html?id=9838727

Quote
Letter: Canadiens fan says he regrets attending playoff game at Boston’s TD Garden

THE GAZETTE MAY 14, 2014

I was at the game in Boston on May 10 with my girlfriend. We were wearing Montreal jerseys. We’re from New Brunswick and love our team, the Habs.

We are quiet people, we weren’t going there to cause trouble. We actually didn’t even stand up when the Habs scored.

But we got called f-----g stupid Canadians, we were told to go back to Canada, I was called a French f-g — t — all that happened while the play was going on. Then between periods, I had to use the washroom. That was my biggest mistake. I was called the same, was shoved and punched. I’m surprised I got out of there without fighting, but I managed to find my way out. After that point I understood I had to stay in my seat, so I did.

After the final whistle, while people were walking out of their rows we stayed at our seats to let the crowd out, so we wouldn’t have to deal with the fans. Then a fan just stood on top of my 98 pound, 4’11” girlfriend and spilled a full beer on top of her head while she was looking at him. Luckily, I didn’t see this — she only told me after we left —because there would have been a guy flying off the balcony.

I paid $448 for two tickets, $240 for hotels, food, drinks, gas. Altogether, I brought over $1,000 to Boston. I realize that TD Garden is the home of the Bruins and Bruins fans love their hockey, but would I be wrong to say people like myself help the U.S. economy and should be thanked, and not disrespected? I wasn’t expecting to get high fives for wearing a Montreal jersey, but I really didn’t expect for my girlfriend to be disrespected that way. My girlfriend was a very sick woman for a year and all she did was watch hockey, that was the one thing that helped her. I live paycheque to paycheque and was saving for this, and to be honest had to be the worst three hours of my life. I regret every moment and every penny I spent over the weekend. Would I be wrong to say that better security is needed and people who do such thing thrown out of the building to set an example?

I want Canadians to know what to expect when they go to TD Garden.

Yves Leger

Moncton
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 16, 2014, 03:32:08 PM
Sounds about right for Boston fans...

http://www.montrealgazette.com/touch/story.html?id=9838727

Quote
Letter: Canadiens fan says he regrets attending playoff game at Boston’s TD Garden

THE GAZETTE MAY 14, 2014

I was at the game in Boston on May 10 with my girlfriend. We were wearing Montreal jerseys. We’re from New Brunswick and love our team, the Habs.

We are quiet people, we weren’t going there to cause trouble. We actually didn’t even stand up when the Habs scored.

But we got called f-----g stupid Canadians, we were told to go back to Canada, I was called a French f-g — t — all that happened while the play was going on. Then between periods, I had to use the washroom. That was my biggest mistake. I was called the same, was shoved and punched. I’m surprised I got out of there without fighting, but I managed to find my way out. After that point I understood I had to stay in my seat, so I did.

After the final whistle, while people were walking out of their rows we stayed at our seats to let the crowd out, so we wouldn’t have to deal with the fans. Then a fan just stood on top of my 98 pound, 4’11” girlfriend and spilled a full beer on top of her head while she was looking at him. Luckily, I didn’t see this — she only told me after we left —because there would have been a guy flying off the balcony.

I paid $448 for two tickets, $240 for hotels, food, drinks, gas. Altogether, I brought over $1,000 to Boston. I realize that TD Garden is the home of the Bruins and Bruins fans love their hockey, but would I be wrong to say people like myself help the U.S. economy and should be thanked, and not disrespected? I wasn’t expecting to get high fives for wearing a Montreal jersey, but I really didn’t expect for my girlfriend to be disrespected that way. My girlfriend was a very sick woman for a year and all she did was watch hockey, that was the one thing that helped her. I live paycheque to paycheque and was saving for this, and to be honest had to be the worst three hours of my life. I regret every moment and every penny I spent over the weekend. Would I be wrong to say that better security is needed and people who do such thing thrown out of the building to set an example?

I want Canadians to know what to expect when they go to TD Garden.

Yves Leger

Moncton

Not sure what you have against Boston fans, but it's not any better in most cities.  There were plenty of Habs fans in my section the other night who were heckled a bit, but nothing beyond what you'd expect anywhere else wearing the opposing team's paraphernalia during a playoff game.  No worse than when I wear my teams' paraphernalia at an away game.  Sure, there are always bad apples everywhere that lead to stories like this, but that is no more common in Boston than it is in, say, Toronto.
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 16, 2014, 03:55:31 PM
Look, you're missing the point. You see, we just don't like Boston. It's a wasteland of crass, belligerent pieces of shit. Southie this and Irish that; a corollary of having to impotently live in the shadow of one of the greatest metropolitan centers man has constructed. In fact, I don't think it is a stretch if one were to call it the asshole of America. It definitely smells like it.   
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Post by: slslbs on May 16, 2014, 04:04:01 PM
think what you will about Boston
That kind of stuff is inexcusable, but we've all seen clips on ESPN from other NHL cities were similar shit happens.

I have been at several Sox - Jays games (for some reason, that is the team I most often have seen at Fenway) with guys and girls dressed in Jays shirts, cheering, etc, and no one bothers them.
I've cheered for the Rangers more than once at the Garden, and no one ever bothered me, although it wasn't the playoffs. I've been to games in NY, LI, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland (anyone remember them?) and have seen fights everywhere. Well, maybe not Cleveland, because there was no on at the game.

I wouldn't think of wearing a visiting jersey to any NHL arena.
I hate to say it, but hockey crowds can be a bit more - um, emotional.
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Post by: pcr3 on May 16, 2014, 04:20:33 PM
Look, you're missing the point. You see, we just don't like Boston. It's a wasteland of crass, belligerent pieces of shit. Southie this and Irish that; a corollary of having to impotently live in the shadow of one of the greatest metropolitan centers man has constructed. In fact, I don't think it is a stretch if one were to call it the asshole of America. It definitely smells like it.

Sounds like you have Boston and New Jersey mixed up.  :-D

I am very defensive when it comes to this shit.  I think generalizations about populaces suck, and Boston has a rap as being home to bad sports fans and racists.  There are certainly some of both here, but that can be said about any place, and I don't think Boston is any worse (or better) than any other city.  People from outside of the area seem to think that it's worse here than where they are.  That is just not a fact.
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Post by: tet on May 16, 2014, 05:06:29 PM
a Montreal fan complaining about rude behavior - weren't they the ones who threw a banana in front of Kevin Weekes a few years ago??

sounds like Boston fans were just being fans.  it's no different than how i was treated wearing my Brodeur jersey to MSG during the '94 playoffs.  spilling beer on a 16 yr old me was a dick move, but i expected no less. 

grow a pair.  this isn't tennis.
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Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2014, 05:11:08 PM
Call it confirmation bias if you want, but the rudest worst people I've ever met anywhere in the world were from Boston.

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Post by: slslbs on May 16, 2014, 05:20:39 PM
I was taught that people act as a reflection as they way they're being treated. So, if you were treated poorly...
 :evil:

Seriously, I've met assholes everywhere and I've met great people everywhere. I work with "regular people" on a daily basis. People are people, zip codes don't matter
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 16, 2014, 05:24:35 PM
a Montreal fan complaining about rude behavior

grow a pair.  this isn't tennis.

Two things. Dude, we have some next level shit going on here in Montreal. Not sure if you're aware, but our city's pastime is fucking rioting. We average a huge one every two years. We love to destroy things that we've built and invested in. Most recent being last year's student protests over a couple hundred dollar hike to university tuition fees that would have been spread out over five years..........to a tuition that is presently some of the cheapest in the world (3,500 for an entire year). We had a 150,000 people in the streets, banging pots and pans at night, fighting with cops, barricades, rubber bullets. We've burned parliament buildings, rioted because a Guns and Roses concert was cancelled, tried to burn the city down because a hockey player was suspended for a COUPLE games. We riot after winning playoff series, we riot after losing playoffs series. We like a good riot.

And as for my Canadian brethren Matt, you'll have to excuse him, people from Toronto are very sensitive (read:pussies). 
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Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2014, 05:45:38 PM
My family is from Montreal though, I get it.

When Superfreakie says pussies, he really means respectful, welcoming and friendly.
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Post by: khalpin on May 16, 2014, 06:00:39 PM
a Montreal fan complaining about rude behavior

grow a pair.  this isn't tennis.

Two things. Dude, Montrealers take shit the next level here. Not sure if you're aware, but our city pastime is fucking rioting. We average a huge riot every two years. We love to destroy things that we've built and invested in. Most recent being last year's student protests over a couple hundred dollar hike to university tuition fees that would have been spread out over five years..........to a tuition that is presently some of the cheapest in the world (3,500 for an entire year). We had a 150,000 people in the streets, banging pots and pans at night, fighting with cops, barricades, rubber bullets. We've burned parliament buildings, rioted because a Guns and Roses concert was cancelled, tried to burn the city down because a hockey player was suspended for a COUPLE games. We riot after winning playoff series, we riot after losing playoffs series. We like a good riot.

And as for my Canadian brethren Matt, you'll have to excuse him, people from Toronto are very sensitive (read:pussies).
The voice of reason.   :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 16, 2014, 07:17:26 PM
My family is from Montreal though, I get it.

When Superfreakie says pussies, he really means respectful, welcoming and friendly.

Hahaha  :clap:
The same thing could happen to you in Mtl in the wrong section at the wrong time.  I think it's hardcore sports fans in general that deserve the bad rap for this type of behaviour.  The only thing I will say is I can't imagine this happening at the ACC as half the people in there don't even care about the game (at least that's been my experience but I haven't been to a Leaf's game since 2004).
Oh yeah, I was born and still live in Moncton, where that dude is from.  I would be royally pissed if I had this experience after travelling all the way down there.
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Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2014, 07:52:39 PM
Yup, ACC is all suits. Toronto crowds are generally lame.
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 16, 2014, 11:26:28 PM
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Post by: kellerb on May 17, 2014, 09:24:41 PM
what is this, the cold-weather sociology thread? 
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on May 19, 2014, 10:54:35 AM
Hey, do any of you have fans here think that Krider could of avoid Price on that coalition? Seems to be the current buzz around and would like to here your opinion
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Post by: khalpin on May 19, 2014, 11:56:58 AM
Hey, do any of you have fans here think that Krider could of avoid Price on that coalition? Seems to be the current buzz around and would like to here your opinion
Tough to say, as that stuff happens so fast in real time.  But yes, he probably could have had he not been skating directly towards him.  However, the fact that Alexei Emelin nearly broke his stick on Kreider's ankle makes a pretty strong case that he was at the very least, interfered with (technically they could've called a penalty shot, but I'm certainly not going there)
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 19, 2014, 07:41:17 PM
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Post by: Augustus on May 19, 2014, 08:19:43 PM
I've never opened this thread in my life!
Anyway, I was in the middle of those riots 2(?) years ago for my friend's divorce party.
Was in a cab on one of those busy college strips when the cops rolled up in full riot gear and starting smoking everyone out.
I should still have some crappy video of it too.

Carry on, hockey people!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 19, 2014, 11:37:04 PM
from the sporting news

http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2014-05-19/carey-price-injury-video-chris-kreider-collision-on-purpose-alexei-emelin-rangers-canadiens

notice Emelin's stick hitting Kreider's R leg and then he lost his footing. The video is on the link, come to your own opinion.

another link here
http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2014/05/18/prust-kreider-crashed-into-price-accidentally-on-purpose/

Krieider started in his own end and was going full tilt the whole way down the ice chasing the puck. The NBC commentator also pointed out Emelin's stick breaking Kreiders stride and throwing him off balance

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=719809

re- the play against the Pens in the above pic - the color commentator on NBC thought that Kreider was pushed into Fleury by the Pens defenseman.

Hockey is a fast, violent game played on a slippery surface. Kreider is one of the fastest guys in the league

(disclaimer - Rangers fan, quoting theoretically unbiased sources)

eta - one more fact to be considered, though, is that Kreider is from Boston. Therefore, he is a total asshole and the only reason why he plays hockey is to be able to carry a stick and run into people at full speed, causing bodily harm.
case closed
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 20, 2014, 12:29:57 AM
I agree that it was an accident. I agree that Emelin caused him to lose his balance. But did he have to fall in the manner he did, in addition to skate blades first into the goalie? Nope. Akin to Chara saying he didn't know where the stanchion was on the ice.   
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 22, 2014, 10:51:27 PM
NYR, you've got to be kidding me.  :shakehead:
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 22, 2014, 11:21:13 PM
We played like total ass tonight. Lucky win. But I'll take it.
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Post by: slslbs on May 23, 2014, 06:28:22 AM
that sucked
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 23, 2014, 10:41:46 AM
then again, we should have won game 2
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Post by: slslbs on May 23, 2014, 12:32:41 PM
even though I'm bummed that the Rangers let Montreal back in the series, if you asked me a week ago if I would have been happy if the Rangers would be up 2 - 1 after game 3, the answer would have been yes.

Just got to hope they kick some ass the rest of the way.
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Post by: khalpin on May 23, 2014, 01:32:34 PM
So Stepan has a broken jaw.   Great.
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Post by: slslbs on May 23, 2014, 02:39:20 PM
clearly a missed call by the refs.

any word on Brassard returning?
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 23, 2014, 02:51:04 PM
Prust should be suspended. Ugly hit.
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Post by: khalpin on May 23, 2014, 03:02:10 PM
Brassard participated in practice yesterday and was called day-to-day by Vigneault.  Seeing as game 4 isn't until Sunday, I would say it's likely that he plays.  It'd suck to be down 2 centers.

And I think there's a good chance that Carcillo has played his last game as a Ranger.  But that's his own damn fault.
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Post by: slslbs on May 23, 2014, 03:49:25 PM
Agree with both posts
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Post by: Multibeast12 on May 24, 2014, 09:53:43 AM
Prust with 2 games. Thats it. THis fucking league is a joke. They say they wanna eliminate head shots, and make it safe. Well enforce something. Even though principle contact was not with the head, make a point and say, you can not be doing hits like this. Two games is a slap on the wrist.

Should of been at least a 2 minuet called on the ice. THe right call would of been a major. Late, high hit. THe league fucked that one up big time.
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Post by: slslbs on May 24, 2014, 12:23:51 PM
Right
They gave Marchand a penalty for spraying the goalie(w/o contact) but Prust takes off Stepan's head right in front of the ref and nothing happens.
I must say I'm surprised they even gave him 2 games
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on May 24, 2014, 08:56:04 PM
Briere called it fishy and said how it might be an act. The habs against Boston went on about respect. Its hard to give respect when all they are doing is running their mouths. They should  just play hockey. Hate to be a hater but just play the game. No need for all the talking shit to the media all the time
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 25, 2014, 11:18:50 PM
Great fucking game.
Could have gone either way.
My heart is still beating out of my chest.
Haggelin and St Louis both played a great game.

Is Montreal better off with Tokarski in net?

The Rangers better stay out of the penalty box. Of course, the Habs award winning dives don't help things, but they have to keep their sticks down.

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Post by: Multibeast12 on May 26, 2014, 11:58:01 AM
Seriously, that game gave me about four heart attacks. NOw onto a nerve racking game 5. Holy shit
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 26, 2014, 12:17:40 PM
Is Montreal better off with Tokarski in net?

Tokarski is good but not that good. Keep in mind, he's won the top prize at every level of hockey he has played in.

Sadly, the Habs are stinking up the joint. They keep making elementary errors that they are being deservingly punished for. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they are spent energy wise. Subban has played 2 "bad" games in a row now. That we didn't see all season.
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 26, 2014, 12:23:35 PM
I wouldn't blame Tokarski at all, he was keeping them in the game last night.
I'd say it's the energy level for sure.  2 hard fought series, bunch of smaller guys taking a beating every other night.  And Subban is logging 30 mins playing time every night, you just can't keep that up for the entire playoffs.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 27, 2014, 10:55:16 PM
That sucked big time. Montreal came out with jets on their skates, helped a bit by a dumb penalty. Henry wasn't sharp.
Hopefully the Rangers  will get back on track Thursday.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 27, 2014, 11:01:39 PM
I thought that was an action packed game, worthy of a game 5.
They'll settle back into the defensive groove on Thursday I'm sure.
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Post by: slslbs on May 27, 2014, 11:20:49 PM
the second period was pretty wild, to be sure
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 28, 2014, 12:33:46 AM
¡Qué loco juego. Aye caramba!  :crazy:
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Post by: Multibeast12 on May 28, 2014, 03:32:00 PM
Wild game. Lets hope it ends on Thursdays.
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 28, 2014, 04:56:04 PM
Wild game. Lets hope it ends on Thursdays sábado.


FTP
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 28, 2014, 05:03:54 PM
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Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 28, 2014, 07:29:40 PM
Dorsett's a classy guy.
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Post by: birdman on May 28, 2014, 09:43:51 PM
That right there, gentlemen, is how you play hockey.
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Post by: slslbs on May 28, 2014, 10:27:14 PM
the amazing thing about that vid is that Weaver actually got hit before losing his balance. Usually body contact isn't required before falling.
If he thought a ref was watching, he would have went flying head first on the ice
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 28, 2014, 11:27:43 PM
the amazing thing about that vid is that Weaver actually got hit before losing his balance. Usually body contact isn't required before falling.
If he thought a ref was watching, he would have went flying head first on the ice

lol, need you be reminded that the Rangers took two embellishing/diving penalties in the Philly series......in the same game.
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Post by: slslbs on May 29, 2014, 06:41:22 AM
the fact that the Rangers got caught twice is proof that they aren't very good at it. The Canadiens have elevated it to an art from.

Besides, we all know that what the refs call and what happens on the ice aren't always the same thing. Never has been, probably never will be.

eta - what's with the English?
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Post by: Multibeast12 on May 29, 2014, 10:08:15 AM
Seriously, Subban, jumping a foot off the ice when high sticked in the face. Come on, its thats not embellishment i dont know what is. Montreal has gotten away with a lot of shit. So has the Rangers, but the embellishment stuff would be great if it would end. Sucks seeing top players in the league act like that over everything.
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 29, 2014, 10:31:49 AM
So I was at one of the games. You have no idea the shit that is going on that you can't see on TV. This series is ugly, both teams are giving it to each other like you can't imagine. But, so was Boston. And you know why, because a trip to the Stanley Cup is in the wings. 
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Post by: slslbs on May 29, 2014, 11:25:53 AM
So I was at one of the games. You have no idea the shit that is going on that you can't see on TV. This series is ugly, both teams are giving it to each other like you can't imagine. But, so was Boston. And you know why, because a trip to the Stanley Cup is in the wings.
exactly, which is why I said that what happens on the ice and what gets called aren't the same thing
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Post by: Superfreakie on May 29, 2014, 12:00:41 PM
Beautiful day here in Montreal, lunchtime patios are full, drinks are flowing, I don't think a lot of people are going back to work, tonight is HUGE. I know you all have some hockey towns in the US, but you really don't understand hockey passion until you witness a Montreal playoff run. Nothing matters but the game tonight. This is what we do.  Go Habs.   
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 29, 2014, 12:36:37 PM
Picking up some beer after work, they'd better bring it tonight.  :beers:
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Post by: pcr3 on May 29, 2014, 12:59:06 PM
Beautiful day here in Montreal, lunchtime patios are full, drinks are flowing, I don't think a lot of people are going back to work, tonight is HUGE. I know you all have some hockey towns in the US, but you really don't understand hockey passion until you witness a Montreal playoff run. Nothing matters but the game tonight. This is what we do.  Go Habs.

We understand that regardless of whether they win or lose, there will be riots.

I hope this game is half as good as the Hawks-Kings game last night.  That was exhausting to watch.
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Post by: Multibeast12 on May 29, 2014, 07:51:53 PM
Holy shit, so pumped for this game. Lets hope we see some handshakes tonight!
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Post by: khalpin on May 29, 2014, 08:01:30 PM
Beautiful day here in Montreal, lunchtime patios are full, drinks are flowing, I don't think a lot of people are going back to work, tonight is HUGE. I know you all have some hockey towns in the US, but you really don't understand hockey passion until you witness a Montreal playoff run. Nothing matters but the game tonight. This is what we do.  Go Habs.
I definitely admire you guys for that.  Which is also why we need to win tonight.  I do NOT want to have to go back into Montreal this weekend.

I will be doing my part tonight by drinking heavily and shouting profanities at the television.
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Post by: Multibeast12 on May 29, 2014, 08:02:47 PM
Beautiful day here in Montreal, lunchtime patios are full, drinks are flowing, I don't think a lot of people are going back to work, tonight is HUGE. I know you all have some hockey towns in the US, but you really don't understand hockey passion until you witness a Montreal playoff run. Nothing matters but the game tonight. This is what we do.  Go Habs.
I definitely admire you guys for that.  Which is also why we need to win tonight.  I do NOT want to have to go back into Montreal this weekend.

I will be doing my part tonight by drinking heavily and shouting profanities at the television.
:clap: :clap: My mom refuses to watch with me because of those things.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 29, 2014, 10:36:43 PM
I'm feeling nervous.

ETA.  Fuck this shit!
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Post by: slslbs on May 29, 2014, 11:00:44 PM
Awesome!!!!

If it wasn't for Tokarski and Weaver it would have been 4-0.

The Finals are going to be tough, but the Rangers are skating well.

I hope that LA and Chicago go 7, with each game triple OT. At least
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 29, 2014, 11:31:17 PM
Sorry for your loss, Budd and Monstruo, but...

 :samurai:
Awesome!!!!

If it wasn't for Tokarski and Weaver it would have been 4-0.

The Finals are going to be tough, but the Rangers are skating well.

I hope that LA and Chicago go 7, with each game triple OT. At least

The series in the west has been awesome hockey. I'm almost as in to it as I'd be if the Bruins were still in the tournament. I stopped breathing during that 8 minute whistle-free segment in OT last night.  :crazy:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 30, 2014, 12:54:28 AM
Congrats Rangers!

T'was a good year for the Habs. The future is looking bright, and I haven't been able to say that in 25 years. Love our new GM and the management/coaching group that he has put together.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on May 30, 2014, 12:55:36 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: The habs played hard. And if that is what there goalie future looks like, they are going to be very good.


I hope the west goes on for a long long time.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 30, 2014, 07:13:23 AM
Sorry for your loss, Budd and Monstruo, but...

 :samurai:
Awesome!!!!

If it wasn't for Tokarski and Weaver it would have been 4-0.

The Finals are going to be tough, but the Rangers are skating well.

I hope that LA and Chicago go 7, with each game triple OT. At least

The series in the west has been awesome hockey. I'm almost as in to it as I'd be if the Bruins were still in the tournament. I stopped breathing during that 8 minute whistle-free segment in OT last night.  :crazy:

Yeah, those 2 teams are really killing it, sure seems like one of them will likely win the cup.

As for the Canadiens, no sweat here.  As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I am not a Habs fan in the least but I will always cheer for the Canadian team in the playoffs as there are usually only a couple in there (yes, I know there are Canadian players on every NHL team).
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 30, 2014, 05:29:22 PM

I hope that LA and Chicago go 7

Me too.  Me too.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: emay on June 01, 2014, 11:43:27 AM
you got your wish!
that was a great game. watched it over at my buddies house who is a huge blackhawks fan. tonights gonna be good!
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Post by: khalpin on June 01, 2014, 08:59:23 PM
This game is nuts!
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Post by: anthrax on June 02, 2014, 06:06:43 PM
i almost had to buy a new tv and a new window at the end of that one.  i cannot believe la beat them last night.  they were in control most of the evening.  fucking game 7's.

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Post by: pcr3 on June 02, 2014, 11:14:24 PM
i almost had to buy a new tv and a new window at the end of that one.  i cannot believe la beat them last night.  they were in control most of the evening.  fucking game 7's.

Felt the same way last year when the hawks stole game 6 from the bruins. Almost had a similar situation with the tv also.

The hawks-kings series was a gift from the hockey gods. So glad I stayed up to watch the games, though I may have picked up a drinking problem along the way.
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 03, 2014, 07:49:04 AM
i almost had to buy a new tv and a new window at the end of that one.  i cannot believe la beat them last night.  they were in control most of the evening.  fucking game 7's.

Felt the same way last year when the hawks stole game 6 from the bruins. Almost had a similar situation with the tv also.

The hawks-kings series was a gift from the hockey gods. So glad I stayed up to watch the games, though I may have picked up a drinking problem along the way.

NHL playoffs do this to me every year it seems
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 03, 2014, 01:48:12 PM
I get anxiety disorders...
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on June 03, 2014, 07:43:17 PM
7 Stages of (Blackhawks) Grief


Shock – OMFG!

Denial – That didn't just fucking happen!

Anger – I hate the fucking Hawks!

Bargaining – Maybe I'll just become a Ranger's fan.

Guilt – Why did I waste so many fucking nice spring nights watching playoff hockey?

Depression – Fucking dicks...I'm pissed.

Acceptance and Hope – At least my life won't be consumed by a hockey schedule anymore.  Man, the Stanley Cup playoffs are fucking awesome!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 05, 2014, 05:48:48 AM
Just as the Rangers were starting to get momentum back, Girardi with that horrible give away in his own zone
 :frustrated:

Oh well, we'll have to get them Saturday
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on June 05, 2014, 09:23:16 PM
no lead is safe against la.  they just won't quit.

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 06, 2014, 11:52:14 AM
Shitty turn over, but lets not forget about Stepans even worse turn over for the first goal. A lot of people ragging on Girardi for his, but i though Steps was worst, and gave LA a lot of life.

Either way, look at the positives. LA had all they could handle with our speed in the first. That's how we have to play. Fast. We stopped doing anything after the first.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 06, 2014, 02:26:09 PM
Agree
This series is a long way from being over
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 07, 2014, 11:47:13 PM
Fuck
 :frustrated:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 08, 2014, 12:29:54 PM
Glad to see reffs still have the overall say as to who wins a game.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 08, 2014, 02:11:11 PM
there was a thing about it on nhl.com. Lunquist said that the ref told him that the contact was after the puck was in the net, which clearly was not the case. Lundquist said he wasn't necessarily looking for a penalty, but King was clearly in the crease making contact before the shot.
The refs are very inconsistent with how that is called.

that said, the Rangers couldn't control a bouncing puck that led to Gaborik's goal, and they certainly had their chances to win.

time to regroup and kick some ass at MSG
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on June 08, 2014, 03:11:02 PM
kings come back from a 2 goal deficit again.  what the hell?!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 08, 2014, 04:42:21 PM
doesn't change anything, but

Quote
On his Twitter account, the former referee Kerry Fraser posted images from overhead, taken from television. He wrote that after King and McDonagh first engaged with each other, King slid past McDonagh and initiated contact with Lundqvist. Goaltender interference, he indicated, should have been the call.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 08, 2014, 09:55:53 PM
Sucks to just see a game be blown. If that call is made right we might be heading with a 1-1 series into MSG. Either way not that i have had time to cool down after it, it's whatever. Sports are entertainment. Shouldn't get so pissed off and just enjoy that the rangers are playing in june.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 09, 2014, 06:26:35 AM
LOL
I started watching the Rangers in 68. In 94, I had a meeting in Cali and decided that my wife and I would take a week of vaca before the meeting started. Turns out, this was during the finals. The day we arrived was Game 4.
Everything that we did was scheduled around the games. I was a fucking basket case the entire week, and my wife was getting a little pissed.
I woke up the morning after the Rangers lost game 6 (they were up 3 games -1, lost games 5 and 6) and realized that if I had a bad day at work, Mark Messier didn't really care, and I needed to adjust my attitude for my mental health. When the Rangers won game 7, I was out of my mind, but decided to calm down about sports and didi a pretty good job of it - until now.
I'm nowhere near as crazy now as I won in 94 -( partly because I saw them win and partrly because that year it was expected and this was not). Still, I'm a nervous wreck during the games and I'm all wound up for about an hour or so after they're don.
After all, it is the Stanely Cup
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 09, 2014, 10:53:02 PM
LA outplayed the Rangers
Quick was unreal.

Oh well.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 10, 2014, 12:43:47 AM
some of those saves quick made were other wordly. He won that game for them. Either way, it's nice to think that if the rangers can keep this team together minus richards, that we have a bright future and i really do not think we will wait another 20 years till we are in the cup final again.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 11, 2014, 01:44:09 PM
tonight they must

-stop giving the puck away in their own end

-stop the stupid penalties, ie high sticking, penalties in the offensive zone

-remember  puck --> net
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 11, 2014, 02:48:12 PM
tonight they must

-stop giving the puck away in their own end

-stop the stupid penalties, ie high sticking, penalties in the offensive zone

-remember  puck --> net


Sounds easy enough.
Go Rangers (I don't want the playoffs to end  :cry: )
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on June 11, 2014, 03:17:20 PM
You forgot "start 4 game win streak"
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 11, 2014, 09:55:11 PM
Call me crazy but did the announcer just say Duchovney wished New York would 'californicate' LA?

WTF!?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 11, 2014, 10:12:38 PM
Canadian TV
What do they know about hockey
 :-P


What do they make hockey sticks out of these days? I can't believe how many stick shafts have been broken.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 11, 2014, 11:38:15 PM
Finally, 1 for the good guys

Lundquist was amazing
I love watching Zuccarello

has anyone seen Brad Richards?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 12, 2014, 12:37:06 PM
Brad Richards lol. Demoted to the fourth line where he belongs. Honestly, he does not even belong there. He is terrible. Slow as shit. Gets dominated. and looks lost all of the fucking time. He needs to be off of the power play. It's just a short handed break away waiting to happen. He is so slow, and he isn't even helping the power play. His shot is about as good as mine. Pull him and give Nash the minutes he deserves.

Getting sick of hearing the Nash hate from people. Even though he is not scoring, his defensive game has been unreal. Nash has the ability to become a game changer. He does not need to be surrounded by a guy like Stepan. or other top talent. I say take him away from that, to get him on against weaker defense men. Look at what he did in Columbus and who was he playing with? that's right virtually nobody. He has all the talent. I think he is afraid of getting hurt again. But when he decides to push to the net he is as effective as anybody else. I say move St louis up to his spot, and put Nash with Hags and Moore. Maybe even slot him into Puliots spot. With Zuccs ability to create space may open up Nash more.
 
ZUUUCCCC. His importance to this team is crazy. He is always in the middle of everything on the ice. Love the way he plays. getting plenty of chances, hope he starts burring them.

Either way, no matter what happens, this year has been unreal, and I can not wait for next season. We are a young fast team with one of the best goalies in the league. I hope we can keep a lot of the UFAs and RFAs this off season.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 13, 2014, 12:25:40 PM
worth repeating, imo

tonight they must

-stop giving the puck away in their own end

-stop the stupid penalties, ie high sticking, penalties in the offensive zone

-remember  puck --> net
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on June 13, 2014, 01:38:10 PM
Today is Lundqvist's 666th NHL game...

There's a full moon...

It's Friday the 13th...





(http://photos-e.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xfa1/10448914_141269149377156_1976866121_n.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 14, 2014, 12:36:41 AM
another tough loss in OT
another bad call by the refs impacting the score

the Kings played great

now I have my life back
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 14, 2014, 12:40:02 AM
Pretty killer game to finish the season if you ask me.
Rangers future looks good and they may get another shot at it in the not too distant future.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 14, 2014, 01:02:52 AM
agree.
It was a fun series.
I initially thought McDonough's shot was in. I thought when they reviewed it at the whistle they would call it a goal. On review, it clearly wasn't in, but in real - time, it was tough.

The Rangers have a lot of free agents. If they can keep the core intact and pick up one or 2 good players, they certainly will be contenders for a while.

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on June 14, 2014, 08:52:14 AM
Probably the last CBC-produced NHL game.

Very sad for Canadians, end of a very long legacy of the best sports coverage ever.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 14, 2014, 10:24:22 AM
that's too bad.
who will be taking over?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 14, 2014, 11:44:24 AM
 :clap: COngrats kings


EIther way, Rangers will look really good moving forward.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on June 14, 2014, 11:49:54 AM
that's too bad.
who will be taking over?

Rogers/SportsNet bought the Canadian NHL rights for billions. They will still air games on CBC but it's all about cash money from here on out, not continuing a legacy of broadcasting.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 14, 2014, 12:33:14 PM
that's too bad.
who will be taking over?

Rogers/SportsNet bought the Canadian NHL rights for billions. They will still air games on CBC but it's all about cash money from here on out, not continuing a legacy of broadcasting.


Agreed, makes me want to boycott Rogers but that doesn't leave me a lot of options for Saturday night hockey.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mattstick on August 18, 2014, 07:23:30 PM
...
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on August 18, 2014, 09:26:35 PM
I have about ten different leafs centric jokes I could drop on you......but that horse has been beaten.  :wink:

Awesome shot!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 18, 2014, 10:47:05 PM
I hope there's a white glove on your hand.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: runawayjimbo on September 26, 2014, 02:38:58 PM
Damn, Canadian caption writers are dicks.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Byeq7h1IIAEij6w.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 05, 2014, 03:41:27 PM
Didn't know where else to put this...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/sean-avery-s-off-broadway-debut-derailed-by-meltdown-over-pizza-1.2824805

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 11, 2014, 11:09:35 AM
Pretty wild scrap broke loose at the Leafs Sens game the other night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPWMfphLAUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPWMfphLAUI)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: runawayjimbo on November 20, 2014, 09:17:17 AM
Sabremetrics comes to the NHL

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-nhl-numbers-game-the-evolution-of-hockeys-analytics-movement-20141105

Quote
The NHL's Numbers Game: The Evolution of Hockey's Analytics Movement
From professional poker players to junior execs, the NHL is getting smart to stats

The subtitle of Michael Lewis' legendary Moneyball is "The Art of Winning an Unfair Game." The unfairness, of course, being the disparity between obscenely wealthy clubs like Yankees and Red Sox and slightly less wealthy ones like the Oakland Athletics.

f you wrote a book about the burgeoning hockey analytics movement, you might give it the same subtitle, but for different reasons. Not only is hockey a cruel, often brutal game, but at times it doesn't make any sense, at least from a basic statistical standpoint: A team could get more shots on goal than another, build an almost comical advantage, and still lose. At heart, hockey is still 12 brave souls skating at top speeds inside a closed venue, so the game is often just random and, well, unfair.

Analytics, advanced stats, fancy stats — whatever you want to call them — have slowly-but-surely started to fight their way into hockey, through means both sensational ("traditional" TV analysts callously smacking down those that differ from their thinking) and subliminal: almost every NHL franchise uses some form of analytics, and more and more teams are bringing in stat-practitioners to staff entire analytics departments. Hockey's most recent offseason was half-seriously referred to as the "summer of analytics," after teams like New Jersey and Toronto made waves by hiring everyone from up-and-coming junior execs to poker pros.

The Devils and Maple Leafs are important, because they're two teams currently at opposite ends of the advanced-stats spectrum. Last season, New Jersey was one of the top teams in CF percentage ("Corsi For," which counts total shots – whether they reach the net or not) and Fenwick (which tallies shot attempts minus blocked shots). The former is a good indicator of puck possession – the higher the number, the better – and the latter measures stress on a goaltender, and given that the Devils were near the top of the league in both, most were mystified that they missed the playoffs once again.

On the surface, you could blame it on their decision to start legendary, but past-his-prime goaltender Martin Brodeur over the now-superior Cory Schneider. But a deeper look suggests it went beyond that.

"The biggest problem for the Devils over the past few seasons has been their offensive system," Jen Lute Costella, an attorney-turned-analytics-writer for Yahoo Sports' Puck Daddy, says. "Not only did the Devils' systems lead to their opponent's shots being suppressed, but their own as well."

Even if their CF percentage or Fenwick was high, they weren't getting enough shot attempts, forcing them to play on the razor's edge: each game could be lost by a bounce of the puck or sporadically bad goaltending, which Brodeur (who despite his reputation, remains unsigned and a free agent at 42) was often more than capable of supplying.

So what did the Devils do? They gambled – literally. In June, New Jersey hired poker pro Sunny Mehta to head up their analytics department, a move that highlighted what a lot of experts want to see from this movement.

"To me, the whole point of the analytics movement in hockey is to play a higher quality of hockey," Costella says. "As teams get more advanced and savvy in the way they analyze the performance of the team, they can use their players in ways that they may not have thought to do in the past."

And Mehta has already begun to address the Devils' deficiencies. They're currently second in their division, and not only are they consistently starting Schneider, "they have increased the rate at which they are getting shots off a little bit," Costella says, "which they will have to continue if the team has plans on seeing the postseason again."

While New Jersey has been quietly going about their business, Toronto has become a battleground for hockey's "old school vs. new school" mentality.

The Leafs, despite a playoff appearance in 2013, are a team that "ranks in the bottom five in puck possession, so this is still a team that will get outplayed, outshot, and outchanced most nights," according to Rob Vollman, author of the essential Hockey Abstract. The previous solution was to keep the team — led by a coach in Randy Carlyle who approves of "tough guys" and "hitting" — loaded with bruising fourth-liners like Colton Orr.

One of the bugaboos of the fancy stats crowd also happens to be one of hockey's most entertaining acts: the body check. While yes, it is exciting, the fact is, players who get a lot of hits don't typically have the puck very often, since their main purpose is more or less to punish their opponent. Yet Toronto remained a proudly physical team – and defiantly anti-analytics.

"Putting out linebackers on skates may make you 'truculent' and 'tough to play against,'" Timo Seppa, owner and editor of the annual Hockey Prospectus, says. "But it won't do much to help you win games."

"Toronto's whole anti-analytics stance was laughable, but it was only a portion of the problem with the team over the last few seasons," Travis Yost, who Canada's TSN hired as part of their new analytics department, adds. "Reality is, the team wasn't just getting submarined by an old-timey head coach and a front office that rebuked any consideration of statistical analysis. In years past, there was a glaring depth issue in the forward ranks, and defensively, their top-pairing was getting caved-in far too often."

The response – led by the new regime of president and Hockey Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan – was to finally give the smart guys a seat at the table, with the headlines going to Kyle Dubas, a 28-year-old GM of a Canadian junior team who is a massive proponent of metrics. Seppa described him as "Theo Epstein-esque," and correctly pointed out that this is a strength Toronto, one of the NHL's richest teams, should be able to exploit.

"Toronto may have the same cap space as every other team," he says, "but they should be able to trounce most of the league in analytics investments, should they chose to – and they seem to be. Credit Shanahan for getting the ball rolling there."

That summer, the team signed players like Daniel Winnik, Leo Komarov and Stephane Robidas, not household names, but "together they show the team's willingness to consider alternatives to the team's usual design," Vollman says.

"They've made a considerable jump from woeful teams of the past," Yost adds, "but you can make a big improvement and still be a bad team. That's sort of the issue with Toronto right now. They still have a number of issues to figure out – fixing center depth and getting a player like Jake Gardiner or Morgan Rielly to really develop into a reliable first-pairing guy would be huge in terms of making another step forward."

Toronto's an important market to single out because it's where most of hockey's media comes from. Similar to baseball before its stats revolution, hockey's front offices and television analysts make up an old boys' network that doesn't like being challenged, and the summer of analytics has led to some scoffing from major NHL TV figures. NBC's lead hockey analyst, Pierre McGuire, said that any coach who relied on analytics to evaluate players "should be fired."

However, the only people that should really be interested are front office types. Seppa, warns that "Among those folks working in the game, it would be foolish to not at least get a working knowledge of some of the key concepts. There are many holdouts, even among GMs. For an owner, that should be troubling."

Analytics are here to stay, however, and not merely a fad. They simply make too much business sense. Much like Moneyball, they can help shine a light on players who don't fit into the typical narratives, improve team play and – most important of all – impact the win/loss column.

"Even if hockey analytics give you a 2-5 percent advantage in terms of acquiring talent through the draft/free agency/trade, identifying superior strategy and systems play, optimizing lineup deployment – it's still a competitive advantage," Yost says.

"For teams, it provides that edge, much like they have received from their trainers and equipment managers," Vollman adds. "It's that sober second thought, and the ability to find things that the traditional analysis has missed, that provides the greatest advantage."

Plus, even if analytics are a fad, it's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the impact they've had on the game:

"The league's two best teams, Chicago and Los Angeles, have been cashing in on that edge," Vollman continues. "And unless they're foolish enough to publish their secrets in a book like the Oakland A's did, the rest of the NHL will need to build teams of their own to catch up."
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 24, 2014, 12:10:55 PM
Pat Quinn dead at 71.  :cry:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/pat-quinn-dead-at-71-1.2846984 (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/pat-quinn-dead-at-71-1.2846984)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: mbw on January 15, 2015, 01:50:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9zMsquAneY
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on January 15, 2015, 05:17:37 PM
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on January 27, 2015, 04:46:18 PM
Brodeur retires

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/12236801/martin-brodeur-retires-join-st-louis-blues-front-office

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The NHL's all-time winningest netminder, Martin Brodeur, has decided to retire and will join the St. Louis Blues' front office, the team announced Tuesday.

More from ESPN.com
Martin Brodeur's considerable legacy wasn't tarnished by his brief stint in St. Louis, and we should be happy the NHL's all-time winningest goalie will remain in the game, writes ESPN.com's Katie Strang. Story

Brodeur played for the Blues this season after an injury to Brian Elliott spurred the Blues to sign the veteran goalie, who was an unrestricted free agent after sitting out the first few months of the season.

Once Elliott returned earlier this month, however, it dropped Brodeur to a No. 3 role. He left the club two weeks ago to think about his future.

The Blues will hold a news conference Thursday to officially announce the retirement, but team president and general manager Doug Armstrong said Tuesday that Brodeur will stay with the organization in a management role.

The 42-year-old Brodeur, a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, also has an open invitation from New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello for a front-office position with the Devils, with whom he spent the previous 21 seasons.

Brodeur won 688 of his 691 career victories with New Jersey, and hoisted the Stanley Cup on three occasions, in 1995, 2000 and 2003.

"Marty and I have been talking certainly quite a bit. We stayed close even during the season in St. Louis," Lamoriello told ESPN.com on Tuesday. "Today's announcement ends one of the greatest careers that you can imagine, in so many different ways. Just look at his statistics, they will tell you about his career.


He has a position here whenever he wants it. He's been with the Blues this year, he's established a relationship. ... He'll be back here, in my opinion, as long as he wants.

- Lou Lamoriello, Devils GM, on Martin Broduer staying with the Blues after his retirement
"What more can you say? He's been an ambassador for the game and will continue to be. He's had tremendous success both in the National Hockey League and internationally. He's going to go down, if not as the [best], one of the greatest goaltenders ever."

He won 113 career playoff games with New Jersey, second only to Patrick Roy (151).

"Marty and I spoke. He has a position here whenever he wants it," said Lamoriello, who also said that he talked with Armstrong. "He's been with the Blues this year, he's established a relationship. They asked him to stay with them and work with them and I certainly understand that.

"He wanted to make sure it wasn't anything that anybody was uncomfortable with here. But it's as close to finishing the year as a player by being part of them the rest of the year. That's Marty. He's going to do that for the rest of the year. He'll be back here, in my opinion, as long as he wants."

Brodeur appeared in seven games for the Blues, going 3-3-0 with a 2.87 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. He also had one shutout to increase his NHL record to 125.

And he never once worried about how others would view his legacy by continuing to play this season.

Brodeur Leaves Lasting Legacy
Martin Brodeur will retire as the NHL's all-time leader in games played, wins and shutouts among goaltenders.

Rank
Games   1,266   1st
Wins   691   1st
Shutouts   125   1st
Playoff wins   113   2nd
>> 4-time Vezina Award winner (Top Goaltender)
"I don't really care," Brodeur said before his first game with the Blues. "It's all about me. ... People will judge me for whatever they want to judge me on, if it's me coming back and trying something here in St. Louis and trying to have fun and have a chance to win the Stanley Cup or [thinking he] should have retired five years ago.

"A lot of people thought I wasn't going to make the NHL, so I'm living this dream, and when you are living this dream ... you really enjoy what you do. It's hard to let it go sometimes."

The 10-time All-Star finishes with a 691-397-176 record -- 140 more wins than Roy, who is No. 2 all time. Brodeur also captured the Vezina Trophy -- given to the league's top goaltender -- four times.

He also is a two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team Canada in 2002 and 2010.

Brodeur has played 1,266 career games -- also first all time among goaltenders -- and finishes with a .912 save percentage and a 2.24 goals-against average.

Katie Strang of ESPN.com contributed to this report.

even this confirmed Devils hater has to admire his talent
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on February 08, 2015, 10:26:13 AM
Lundquist out at least 3 weeks because of neck injury
 :-(

Get well soon, Hank
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on March 22, 2015, 02:42:20 AM
Rangers been rolling, also the last spot wildcard race has been really good, Ottawa out of nowhere storming through the standings
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on March 22, 2015, 11:05:44 PM
Carey Price.....
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on March 23, 2015, 06:03:02 PM
Carey Price.....
Thats the only way i see the rangers not coming out of the East. Price has been unreal.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on March 24, 2015, 09:21:28 PM
Should be a fun spring.

It's amazing to me how well the Rangers have done with Talbot. Even HIS backup got a shutout. Says a lot about team D.
O has been slacking a bit (until Sunday, anyway)

like I said, should be a fun spring.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on March 25, 2015, 11:27:20 AM
I must say, I hope we don't draw Ottawa in the first round.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Multibeast12 on March 26, 2015, 08:56:53 PM
Yeah, seriously.

Hank back this weekend. SO does he start against boston or washington.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on March 26, 2015, 10:47:49 PM
We get who we get. They will all be tough.

Meanwhile, NYR 5, Ottawa 1
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on March 27, 2015, 01:33:43 AM
We get who we get. They will all be tough.

Meanwhile, NYR 5, Ottawa 1

LOL
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on April 08, 2015, 06:25:58 PM
President"s Trophy!!

not a guarantee at all of getting the real hardware in June, but the outlook of home ice advantage all the way through is nice.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 17, 2015, 10:05:38 PM
Montreal with a huge win.
Pas bad les Habs.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 17, 2015, 11:45:26 PM
Yep. Got a little nervous there at the end, but we dominated in the 2nd and 3rd.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 18, 2015, 12:04:17 AM
Don't see Calgary coming back from this one.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on April 22, 2015, 07:20:54 PM
hawks game was pretty damn entertaining last night!  i heard them play iron maiden's "two minutes to midnight" on the PA just before 12 and i thought it was getting late!  little did i know the game would last until about 1:15.  the 6am alarm this morning was rough.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 22, 2015, 07:34:21 PM
hawks game was pretty damn entertaining last night!  i heard them play iron maiden's "two minutes to midnight" on the PA just before 12 and i thought it was getting late!  little did i know the game would last until about 1:15.  the 6am alarm this morning was rough.

At least it was a happy ending. Those late games are all the more painful when they go down.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on April 22, 2015, 08:10:03 PM
hawks game was pretty damn entertaining last night!  i heard them play iron maiden's "two minutes to midnight" on the PA just before 12 and i thought it was getting late!  little did i know the game would last until about 1:15.  the 6am alarm this morning was rough.

At least it was a happy ending. Those late games are all the more painful when they go down.

i was thinking the exact same thing earlier today.  i was exhausted but happy.  much better than exhausted and crabby.


PS:  the sign in the background of the attached picture is fantastic
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 22, 2015, 09:19:00 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 22, 2015, 09:50:11 PM
:clap:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on April 24, 2015, 10:20:18 PM
The Rangers advance after a hard fought series.
 :rockout:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 25, 2015, 12:01:30 AM
The Rangers advance after a hard fought series.
 :rockout:
Another close game too. Been some good hockey so far in all of the opening series.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 27, 2015, 08:53:35 PM
Carey Price.

That said, Ottawa should have been given that goal. Robbed by the ref's early whistle. That should be a reviewable play (hmmm, that's not a real word it looks like). 
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on April 27, 2015, 09:38:03 PM
it should be (on both counts)
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on April 28, 2015, 07:26:15 AM
Price has been unreal.  I don't see Detroit or Tampa having a chance in hell.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on April 28, 2015, 05:36:50 PM
No Zucc for now.
Hope he gets better soon.

interesting how a guy takes a slap shot in the face and it's listed as "unspecified upper body injury"
 :roll:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on April 28, 2015, 06:29:57 PM
Price has been unreal.  I don't see Detroit or Tampa having a chance in hell.

Tampa?  We played them five times this season and lost EVERY game. We got swept. I do NOT want to see Tampa. Although judging by the scoring summaries, I think Stamkos is hurt, and he was the one killing us. 
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: antelope19 on April 28, 2015, 07:33:36 PM
Caps!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 06, 2015, 11:34:46 PM
this has been so fucking painful.

I feel like people are putting sharp glass in my eyes, or something
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 08, 2015, 05:31:52 PM
the hawks just finished up the most relaxing playoff series i think i've ever watched. 

question:  what's better than a 4-0 sweep? 
answer:  never trailing at any point during the entire series :clap:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 13, 2015, 10:51:20 PM
Congrats sls, hope you have some nails left after that one.
Sheesh, that was awesome.
They're gonna be a hurtin team after this one.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 13, 2015, 11:21:00 PM
What a series.

Congrats sls, hope you have some nails left after that one.
Sheesh, that was awesome.
They're gonna be a hurtin team after this one.

no nails, no hair, no clean underwear.

The Caps were very tough. Holtby was great, team D was tough, Ovi was scary

Hopefully Boyle isn't hurt too bad (couldn't believe there was no call on that one). Hopefully Zucc will be able to come back soon

On to Tampa
 :banana:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Caravan2001 on May 14, 2015, 12:39:31 AM
Sick game tonight.  Hats off to the Caps for a solid series, very tough.  Amazing OT tonight, it was a dogfight.  LGR!  :rawk:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: DoW on May 14, 2015, 12:45:00 AM
was watching OT at setbreak.  Caps had the puck kin the zone for what seemed like 5 minutes.  2nd set started and I missed the goal.  :frustrated:
oh well.  should be a good eastern conference finals
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 14, 2015, 06:41:59 AM
Interesting trivia a friend just texted me

Quote
.   3 consecutive May 13ths - Lundqvist the winning goalie in a Game 7 & had 35 saves per Mike & Mike 
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 14, 2015, 05:38:50 PM
caught the overtime.  it was chaotic and awesome!  provided they can't win it at home this year, it would be great to see the hawks hoist the cup at the garden  :evil:

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 20, 2015, 07:10:32 PM
Dear Rangers

some advice for tonight's game:

don't fall down

don't take stupid penalties

don't leave guys all alone in front of the net

if the goalie is out of position, just shoot it into the net, not at the goalie


your friend
SLS
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 21, 2015, 07:54:32 AM
Lundqvist should've had that one.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 21, 2015, 09:01:12 AM
Lundqvist should've had that one.

I'd say, did not think that would be the OT winner.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 21, 2015, 12:48:42 PM
Lundqvist should've had that one.

I'd say, did not think that would be the OT winner.
Agreed
At the same time, Kuchenov was 1 on 2. He shouldn't have been allowed to get that shot off
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 23, 2015, 08:14:25 PM
Much better game last night
good to see Hank back in form, Nash and MSl scoring.

question - much is made of the 38 TB shots on goal. And yes, TB controlled much of the 2nd, 38 shots is too many, they did have some good chances, and Hank played great.
but, to me, they didn't have nearly the quality chances in those 38 shots as games 2 and 3 - true?
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Superfreakie on May 25, 2015, 12:32:25 PM
question - much is made of the 38 TB shots on goal. And yes, TB controlled much of the 2nd, 38 shots is too many, they did have some good chances, and Hank played great.
but, to me, they didn't have nearly the quality chances in those 38 shots as games 2 and 3 - true?

'scoring chances' are a much better stat than 'shots on goal' IMO
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 25, 2015, 04:17:30 PM
Agreed

Not too many for the home team
last night
 :frustrated:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 25, 2015, 08:44:39 PM
Agreed

Not too many for the home team
last night
 :frustrated:
Last night sucked.  Gotta catch Bishop going side-to-side.  That's his weakness.  Going from down low and passing up to the blue line for a slap shot is not how you beat this guy.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 25, 2015, 11:50:45 PM
Holy shit Jonathan Toews. 2 goals in the last 2-3 minutes to send it to OT. Fucking playoff hockey.  :crazy:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 26, 2015, 06:26:38 PM
Holy shit Jonathan Toews. 2 goals in the last 2-3 minutes to send it to OT. Fucking playoff hockey.  :crazy:

and then they completely blow that overtime opportunity with a costly series changing turnover.  the lows and highs i experienced yesterday were enough to put me on lithium for life.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: pcr3 on May 26, 2015, 11:29:57 PM
Holy shit Jonathan Toews. 2 goals in the last 2-3 minutes to send it to OT. Fucking playoff hockey.  :crazy:

and then they completely blow that overtime opportunity with a costly series changing turnover.  the lows and highs i experienced yesterday were enough to put me on lithium for life.

I feel for ya, man. I don't have a dog in the race, but I was rooting for the 'Hawks to win that one.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 27, 2015, 06:41:18 AM
Holy shit, Lundqvist is a machine.
That guy deserves the Conn Smythe if they can pull this out.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: khalpin on May 27, 2015, 08:46:08 PM
Go Hawks.  More game 7s!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 27, 2015, 08:46:42 PM
Go Hawks.  More game 7s!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 27, 2015, 08:52:12 PM
Go Hawks.  More game 7s!

I've actually been cheering for the Hawks since Washington got knocked out.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 27, 2015, 11:17:09 PM
Go Hawks.  More game 7s!

I've actually been cheering for the Hawks since Washington got knocked out.

There will be a game 7 in the west!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 29, 2015, 10:46:03 PM
Sorry Rangers fans, this is just painful to watch.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 30, 2015, 10:32:06 AM
that sucked
fwiw, McDonagh played with a broken foot

Bishop got the 2 easiest shut outs in history
credit Tampa's team D
the Rangers weren't quick enough on offense. they seemed to be to damn tentative. They couldn't get any traffic in front of the net. Of course, they had trouble scoring most of the playoffs.
Lundquist was great. It could have been 4 - 0. He was totally screened out on Killorn's goal. Another example of how just putting the puck on net is often the right play - you never know what will happen.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 30, 2015, 11:16:51 AM
that was tough to watch.  i was pulling for you guys.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on May 30, 2015, 09:25:34 PM
Hawks are looking tough.

We need them to represent the Original 6

also, 2 warm weather teams in the finals wouldn't be right.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on May 30, 2015, 11:56:01 PM
Huge win!  What a series!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: gah on June 01, 2015, 10:46:38 AM
Hawks are looking tough.

We need them to represent the Original 6

also, 2 warm weather teams in the finals wouldn't be right.

that's what I was thinking, it would've been a travesty! pulling for chicago...
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 03, 2015, 10:38:31 PM
Holy shit, that was clutch for Chi.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on June 03, 2015, 11:03:11 PM
Tampa came out flying.  Huge for the Hawks to be patient and eventually take the game!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on June 15, 2015, 11:11:55 PM
Congrats to the Hawks.
Great series

Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Caravan2001 on June 15, 2015, 11:59:26 PM
Congrats to the Hawks.
Great series

Yep..they deserve it.  Once the Blueshirts were out, I had to support the Hawks.  Next year, Rangers are in the finals!
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: anthrax on June 16, 2015, 12:24:18 AM
 :rockout: :banana: :clap: :beers: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
http://www.snappytv.com/tc/646750/165316
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on March 27, 2016, 10:25:50 PM
I wasn't happy when the Rangers traded Hags after last season. I'm really pissed he is now on the Pens, haunting them.
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: Lifeboy on March 29, 2016, 10:31:31 PM
http://week4paug.net/index.php?topic=22219.0
Title: Re: NHL 2013
Post by: slslbs on March 30, 2016, 12:30:13 PM
LOL - maybe someone should take the sticky off this one