Author Topic: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread  (Read 13826 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mikeyd23

  • Posts: 3426
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2016, 07:27:07 AM »
God, Sid has been so good in this tournament.

Offline SchecterShredder

  • Posts: 320
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2016, 08:40:21 AM »
Way to go Team Europe! I half-expected them not to win a game and here they are in the finals. :D I probably wouldn't even be mad if they beat Canada, that'd be a glorious underdog story.
Don Cherry's head will explode.

I actually wouldn't mind seeing Cherry's head explode on live TV. At this point in his life he's lucky to be able to string together a coherent sentence, and there's no guarantee that the sentence won't be incredibly offensive. Thank goodness for Ron McLean running damage control.

Offline LieLowTheWantedMan

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7752
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2016, 06:08:54 PM »
God, Sid has been so good in this tournament.
That Crosby/Marchand/Bergeron line has mad chemistry. One of the most effective lines I've ever seen.

Offline TAC

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 21886
  • Gender: Male
  • Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2016, 06:27:47 PM »
God, Sid has been so good in this tournament.
That Crosby/Marchand/Bergeron line has mad chemistry. One of the most effective lines I've ever seen.

Bergeron has been playing with Crosby on the Canadian team for a while now, right?. And Bergeron and Marchand have been linemates for 5 years here.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D

Offline LudwigVan

  • Posts: 4163
  • Gender: Male
  • Proglodyte
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2016, 07:35:05 PM »
Pretty sure Crosby and Marchand do a lot of off-season practices and scrimmages together. They know exactly where the other is going to be.
"There is nothing more difficult than talking about music."
--Camille Saint-SaŽns

ďAll the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.Ē
--Frank Zappa

Offline TAC

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 21886
  • Gender: Male
  • Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2016, 07:46:34 PM »
Pretty sure Crosby and Marchand do a lot of off-season practices and scrimmages together. They know exactly where the other is going to be.
There was even an article locally that Crosby would try and lure Marchand to Pittsburgh when he was to become a free agent after this year.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D

Offline Prog Snob

  • Posts: 16266
  • Gender: Male
  • As above, so below
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2016, 08:48:44 PM »
I think I'm going to start watching hockey again. So...who's on the Devils these days...

Offline LudwigVan

  • Posts: 4163
  • Gender: Male
  • Proglodyte
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2016, 09:12:06 PM »
Taylor Hall is their newest hot acquisition.  Former #1 overall draft pick by the Edmonton Oilers.

But their best player is Corey Schneider in goal.
"There is nothing more difficult than talking about music."
--Camille Saint-SaŽns

ďAll the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.Ē
--Frank Zappa

Offline Prog Snob

  • Posts: 16266
  • Gender: Male
  • As above, so below
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2016, 09:23:58 PM »
I'm going to miss Brodeur. Gods he was fun to watch. Do you think Schneider could be the next Brodeur?

Offline LudwigVan

  • Posts: 4163
  • Gender: Male
  • Proglodyte
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2016, 09:37:08 PM »
Maybe not Brodeur level. Schneider's not as spectacular as he was. But I think he's a top 5 goalie in the league atm and definitely a Stanley Cup caliber goalie.
"There is nothing more difficult than talking about music."
--Camille Saint-SaŽns

ďAll the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.Ē
--Frank Zappa

Offline Prog Snob

  • Posts: 16266
  • Gender: Male
  • As above, so below
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2016, 09:43:20 PM »
I'll have to watch some preseason games.

Offline LieLowTheWantedMan

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7752
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2016, 09:49:35 PM »
"Next Brodeur" is a strong thing to say. But he is easily a top 5 goalie in the NHL at the moment.

Offline Prog Snob

  • Posts: 16266
  • Gender: Male
  • As above, so below
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2016, 09:52:30 PM »
Preseason started already, right?

Offline TAC

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 21886
  • Gender: Male
  • Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2016, 05:43:53 AM »
Taylor Hall is their newest hot acquisition.  Former #1 overall draft pick by the Edmonton Oilers.

But their best player is Corey Schneider in goal.

You're that high on Schneider?
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D

Online mikeyd23

  • Posts: 3426
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2016, 06:36:45 AM »
Schneider is legit. I'd definitely put him in the top 5 goalies in the league right now. Light-years away from being discussed in the same conversation as Brodeur.

Pretty sure Crosby and Marchand do a lot of off-season practices and scrimmages together. They know exactly where the other is going to be.
There was even an article locally that Crosby would try and lure Marchand to Pittsburgh when he was to become a free agent after this year.

Yes and yes. Sid and Marchand train together, have for years. Both are Nova Scotia boys and still train there together. When the Canadian team was in Pittsburgh for exhibition games at the beginning of the tournament, Sid was showing off the city giving his best sales pitch.

Offline LudwigVan

  • Posts: 4163
  • Gender: Male
  • Proglodyte
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2016, 07:54:02 AM »
Taylor Hall is their newest hot acquisition.  Former #1 overall draft pick by the Edmonton Oilers.

But their best player is Corey Schneider in goal.

You're that high on Schneider?

Absolutely.  I'd take him over Quick or Lundquist right now.
"There is nothing more difficult than talking about music."
--Camille Saint-SaŽns

ďAll the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.Ē
--Frank Zappa

Offline TAC

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 21886
  • Gender: Male
  • Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2016, 07:55:46 AM »
Well, I do feel like both Quick and Lundquist have peaked.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D

Online mikeyd23

  • Posts: 3426
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2016, 08:06:31 AM »
Well, I do feel like both Quick and Lundquist have peaked.

Exactly, Quick and Lundquist are on the way down and Corey is on the way up I'd say.

Offline SchecterShredder

  • Posts: 320
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2016, 08:08:11 AM »
Pretty sure Crosby and Marchand do a lot of off-season practices and scrimmages together. They know exactly where the other is going to be.
There was even an article locally that Crosby would try and lure Marchand to Pittsburgh when he was to become a free agent after this year.
Nice thought, but Marchand already signed long term in Boston earlier this week. He won't be going anywhere for a while

Offline TAC

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 21886
  • Gender: Male
  • Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2016, 08:11:29 AM »
It came out last week.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D

Offline LieLowTheWantedMan

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7752
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2016, 11:33:59 AM »
I'd take Schneider now over Quick at any point in his career. He's very overrated. Lundqvist is a little harder. Judging from how absolutely dreadful the Rangers defense is Lundqvist's stats are very admirable. To venture into advanced stats territory, with the amount of dangerous shots they surrendered they were expected to have the highest goals against in the NHL. The average shot distance Lundqvist faces is also very low. His Goals Saved Above Average is far above that of the runner-up.

That being said, I would still take Schneider. Don't wanna bank on Lundqvist's age.

Offline LudwigVan

  • Posts: 4163
  • Gender: Male
  • Proglodyte
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #56 on: September 28, 2016, 01:26:29 PM »
Preseason started already, right?

Yes, preseason games kicked in the last couple of nights, albeit with most teams missing their top stars or young guns.
"There is nothing more difficult than talking about music."
--Camille Saint-SaŽns

ďAll the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.Ē
--Frank Zappa

Offline Prog Snob

  • Posts: 16266
  • Gender: Male
  • As above, so below
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #57 on: September 28, 2016, 01:29:16 PM »
I'll see what I can catch. It has been years since I followed hockey religiously. As a matter of fact, I stopped watching obsessively after the Devils won their last Stanley Cup, so 2003.

Offline LieLowTheWantedMan

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7752
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2016, 05:05:00 PM »
First look at Shea Weber in a Habs jersey tonight. Still a terrible trade that makes us a worse team, but at least one plus is we have Muller back, who will no doubt make full use of Weber's powerplay potency. I'm excited. :D

EDIT: And he gets a goal. Good man. :lol
« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 06:54:04 PM by LieLowTheWantedMan »

Online mikeyd23

  • Posts: 3426
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2016, 06:29:57 AM »
Pens visited the White House yesterday with the cup:

https://www.nhl.com/penguins/news/penguins-visit-the-white-house/c-282428886

Offline LieLowTheWantedMan

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7752
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2016, 04:32:19 PM »
So Sergachev has made the team! Very rare for an 18 year old defenseman to make it. I think he will be sent back after 9 games though. He's clearly already got NHL level skill, but he still makes "junior" mistakes by overthinking plays. I love that they're giving him some games because NHL level thinking is best learned by getting games, and if he picks it up fast then he can stay. :D

Lehkonen also made the team, but that was a given. He's clearly NHL ready. If this year wasn't so full of great rookies I would think he could make a Calder case this season, but for now I'll say I can see him turning heads.

Offline LieLowTheWantedMan

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7752
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2016, 06:11:29 PM »
Yakupov to the Blues for a conditional pick and a player who doesn't look like he'll ever do anything. Even the Blues fans on reddit have no idea who Zach Pochiro is. I've never seen that happen before.

Offline SchecterShredder

  • Posts: 320
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2016, 09:19:31 AM »
Yakupov to the Blues for a conditional pick and a player who doesn't look like he'll ever do anything. Even the Blues fans on reddit have no idea who Zach Pochiro is. I've never seen that happen before.

Whoever he is, he's better than Yak. I can guarantee that lol.
Yak requested a trade in the off season,  so this was coming. I'm glad the Oil managed to squeeze a pick out of deal too.

Online gmillerdrake

  • Proud Father.....Blessed Husband
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9590
  • Gender: Male
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #63 on: October 08, 2016, 12:30:33 PM »
Yakupov to the Blues for a conditional pick and a player who doesn't look like he'll ever do anything. Even the Blues fans on reddit have no idea who Zach Pochiro is. I've never seen that happen before.

Color me F'n thrilled in this Trade :metal   
Without Faith.....Without Hope.....There can be No Peace of Mind

Offline Nick

  • Call Kenny Loggins
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 18136
  • Gender: Male
  • Cause you're in the danger zone
    • My Radio Show!
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #64 on: October 10, 2016, 02:18:41 PM »
Yakupov to the Blues for a conditional pick and a player who doesn't look like he'll ever do anything. Even the Blues fans on reddit have no idea who Zach Pochiro is. I've never seen that happen before.

Color me F'n thrilled in this Trade :metal   

Given your distaste for players with no "heart" "grit" or "leadership" in the past, especially in the post season, I'm going to definitely remember this post after the playoffs when the under-performing player with no playoff experience is in your shit-house. :p

That said, for what they paid, if they have the cap space it's probably worth the gamble.

Awesome Majesty Pendant Club: Member #1

Offline Nick

  • Call Kenny Loggins
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 18136
  • Gender: Male
  • Cause you're in the danger zone
    • My Radio Show!
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #65 on: October 10, 2016, 02:20:47 PM »
In Flyers news the downside for opening night is that Schenn and Gudas will be suspended, and Del Zotto will be injured for a month. The upside is our two first round picks in 2015 are looking spectacular, and both Konecny and Provorov will be in the lineup this season. Kinda sad we waived (and cleared) Weal today, would have rather seen him in than VandeVelde.

Awesome Majesty Pendant Club: Member #1

Offline TAC

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 21886
  • Gender: Male
  • Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #66 on: October 10, 2016, 02:25:42 PM »
I watched the Flyers/Bruins game the other night. A great game that had a regular season feel. But Gudas should be suspended. That was a nasty hit to the head.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D

Offline LieLowTheWantedMan

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7752
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #67 on: October 10, 2016, 03:21:27 PM »
Gudas is a generally reckless hitter. I think this will help him learn though. He cleaned up his act a little bit last season after he was suspended for his hit on Zibanejad. Excited to see how Provorov will do, he's one of the bigger names as a Calder candidate IMO. I'd say him, Matthews, Puljujarvi, and Aho have the best shot.

Offline LieLowTheWantedMan

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7752
  • Gender: Male
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #68 on: October 10, 2016, 03:47:59 PM »
Aaaaand speak of the devil. 6 games for Gudas.

Offline TAC

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 21886
  • Gender: Male
  • Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow
Re: Official NHL 2016-2017 Thread
« Reply #69 on: October 10, 2016, 03:49:53 PM »
Good. The guy is an ass. He ran a 5'9" rookie.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D