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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #175 on: November 04, 2017, 08:08:34 PM »
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #176 on: November 05, 2017, 06:11:09 PM »
Excited to see that the Senators finally acquired Duchene. They pulled him off ice mid game :lol

Gonna miss Turris and Hammond (to a degree), though.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #177 on: November 05, 2017, 06:15:04 PM »
Excited to see that the Senators finally acquired Duchene. They pulled him off ice mid game :lol

Gonna miss Turris and Hammond (to a degree), though.

Oh shoot. I didn't hear that. I love Turris. He's a Bruins killer.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #178 on: November 05, 2017, 06:20:59 PM »
Interesting 3-Way Trade

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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #179 on: November 07, 2017, 11:14:42 PM »
Man, today's Kings/Ducks went the way I honestly did not expect for their first meeting of the regular season.  That game was nasty as f.  Kings took a five minute major from what it looked like a regular "finishing the check on a player just after the player passed the puck," but then the guy got nailed hard and looked to be out of the game which caused the penalty.  Then the Kings were down 2-0, then Kopitar managed to score one after all hope looked lost in the first. 

Then the second period came, and the LA Kings insider, Jon Rosen, said it best on Twitter, "I feel we all aged 15 years during that second period."  Corey Perry continues to be a dickhead and getting in Quick's area a little too much for comfort and Quick got into his face, both guys and Forbort (a Kings' defensemen) got a penalty in that mess.  Then it became 3-1 and then Adrian Kempe manage to keep that light shining at the last minute of the second scoring a goal.

And then the third......  It was nice when Dustin Brown scored and the Kings finally tied it up capitalizing on a Ducks' too many on ice penalty.  I felt like, "Oh thank goodness.  Hopefully, we can go back to square one and hope for a clean hockey game to finish it off."  That did not happen.  Kings scored twice and both goals were disallowed.  One because of an offside and the other because the goalie's mask fell off after taking a shot to the mask before the puck went in the net and then he was out and Ryan Miller (I didn't even know he was with the Ducks now) was in.

Thankfully, Kings got found a great position on a two on one in OT and got it done.  I feel like this game was the best of times for the Kings and the worst of times where it felt like they got the bad end of the ref calls for the most part of the game.  I need to catch my breath now.

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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #180 on: November 08, 2017, 04:32:26 AM »
Awesome to hear that rivalries heating up this early in the season, and delivering awesome hockey.   :tup
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #181 on: November 12, 2017, 06:13:23 AM »
Nice home/home victories by the Leafs... albeit over a beat up Bruins squad.  3-game win streak now with Auston Matthews nursing an injury, the team keeping the GAA to 2 or less, and now 5 days rest for the team.   :coolio
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #182 on: November 12, 2017, 07:24:12 AM »
Brutal game. Leafs just throw it at the net and it goes in. the Bruins worked too hard even for what little they got.

I'm a Mitch Marner guy, even before he schooled Rask last night. That was a laser. What is he, the first 14 y/o to score a goal in an NHL game?
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #183 on: November 12, 2017, 07:29:17 AM »
Rask is paid to be elite but has not lived up to his contract at all.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #184 on: November 12, 2017, 08:04:44 AM »
Not even close. And not that he's bad either. But Chiarelli was handing out huge contracts like candy. Krejhi? C'mon.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #185 on: November 12, 2017, 08:11:48 AM »
1st goal was a bad giveaway and laser by MM.  2nd, well executed power play goal.  3rd... puck came in bouncing like it was in a pinball machine - hard to fault Rask there.  Mcelhinney robbed the B's on more than a couple of occasions.  The loss certainly wasn't for lack of offensive effort.  Just one of those games.  I'd have been more frustrated with Fridays loss.  The Bs snatched defeat right from the jaws of victory.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #186 on: November 12, 2017, 08:13:15 AM »
Elite goalies make unbelievable one or 2 saves that keep you in the game. Rask does not.
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« Reply #187 on: November 12, 2017, 09:56:05 AM »
Elite goalies make unbelievable one or 2 saves that keep you in the game. Rask does not.

Exactly. He is a great goalie and I would certainly rank him in the top half of the league, but he will never be like Price and Talbot or Lundqvist and Quick in their prime.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #188 on: November 12, 2017, 11:34:42 AM »
Elite goalies make unbelievable one or 2 saves that keep you in the game. Rask does not.

Exactly. He is a great goalie and I would certainly rank him in the top half of the league, but he will never be like Price and Talbot or Lundqvist and Quick in their prime.

Not the best examples (other than Quick) to use given the start of this year.   :lol  Henrik seems to have come around, but man was he bad in October. 
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« Reply #189 on: November 12, 2017, 12:11:35 PM »
Elite goalies make unbelievable one or 2 saves that keep you in the game. Rask does not.

Exactly. He is a great goalie and I would certainly rank him in the top half of the league, but he will never be like Price and Talbot or Lundqvist and Quick in their prime.

Not the best examples (other than Quick) to use given the start of this year.   :lol  Henrik seems to have come around, but man was he bad in October.

Well thatís why I said in their prime lol. Six years ago there was no goalie better than Hank.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #190 on: November 12, 2017, 12:45:47 PM »
Elite goalies make unbelievable one or 2 saves that keep you in the game. Rask does not.

Thus far this young season this is what the Blues goalies have been doing, especially Jake Allen. He makes at least three saves a game that are highlight reel....that keeps the momentum from shifting and often time that allows the Blues to get it together.

I don't know how sustainable this will be....game against the Islanders the other night was an example of the entire team just being flat all at once which I guess is inevitable, but back to your post....it's nice to have a goalie(s) that can come up with some momentum saving or changing saves when you need it.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #191 on: November 12, 2017, 01:12:31 PM »


I don't know how sustainable this will be....game against the Islanders the other night was an example of the entire team just being flat all at once which I guess is inevitable

Yeo said after the game that it was 3rd game in a row that they came out flat at the start, and then make a comment about how that happens when you start feeling too good about yourselves. I would expect their new few practices to be ass-kickers. :lol :lol

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« Reply #192 on: November 12, 2017, 02:16:35 PM »


I don't know how sustainable this will be....game against the Islanders the other night was an example of the entire team just being flat all at once which I guess is inevitable

Yeo said after the game that it was 3rd game in a row that they came out flat at the start, and then make a comment about how that happens when you start feeling too good about yourselves. I would expect their new few practices to be ass-kickers. :lol :lol

Yeah, I read that also and I agree. They'll probably be hating practices for the next couple weeks.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #193 on: November 18, 2017, 02:44:19 PM »
The oilers are an absolute dumpster fire this year. Sigh.

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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #194 on: November 18, 2017, 09:08:59 PM »
The oilers are an absolute dumpster fire this year. Sigh.

Why are they such a train wreck?  Lack of depth after McD and Draisaitl??
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #195 on: November 18, 2017, 10:50:45 PM »
I still canít beleive the Blues got Schenn for Lehtera and a couple picks. Iíd have just given Lehtera away for free. Schenn has found himself quite a good spot and is playing on the top 5 on 5 line in the league. Oh, and he has a 7 game point streak going as well(5 g 10 a) in that span
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« Reply #196 on: November 19, 2017, 08:06:23 AM »
The oilers are an absolute dumpster fire this year. Sigh.

Why are they such a train wreck?  Lack of depth after McD and Draisaitl??
That's definitely part of the problem. Nuge is having a good season, but Lucic and Maroon are all but useless. No Sekera hurts on the back end, and Klefbom is having a down offensive year. And to top it all off, Talbot is playing like he did in his first season in Edmonton (i.e terrible). It's going to be a long season,  likely ending in no playoffs.

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« Reply #197 on: November 19, 2017, 09:00:37 AM »
I still canít beleive the Blues got Schenn for Lehtera and a couple picks. Iíd have just given Lehtera away for free. Schenn has found himself quite a good spot and is playing on the top 5 on 5 line in the league. Oh, and he has a 7 game point streak going as well(5 g 10 a) in that span

Highway robbery is what that trade ended up being.  :tup :tup

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« Reply #198 on: November 19, 2017, 10:00:42 AM »
I still canít beleive the Blues got Schenn for Lehtera and a couple picks. Iíd have just given Lehtera away for free. Schenn has found himself quite a good spot and is playing on the top 5 on 5 line in the league. Oh, and he has a 7 game point streak going as well(5 g 10 a) in that span

Highway robbery is what that trade ended up being.  :tup :tup

Not accustomed to trades working out like that for the Blues. The player we trade usually goes on to play insanely good and the player we get usually has a career ending injury or forgets how to ice skate.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #199 on: November 26, 2017, 08:33:04 AM »
Bittersweet loss for the Leafs.  There was a 13-year old kid at the game whose favorite player is Ovie.  He got to hang with the team pre-game, on the bench for the warmups, read the starting lineup for them in the dressing room, then watch Ovie play lights out a fireoff a hattie.  Ovie even said in the post-game interview that he (pulled a Babe) told the kid he'd score for him tonight.

Been a great Hockey Fights Cancer week.  Highlight had to be Brian Boyle's goal, then the crowd chanting his name (can't find video of it anywhere, but I caught that highlight).  Awesome.
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #200 on: December 24, 2017, 01:14:32 PM »
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Re: Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread v. Break the Ice
« Reply #201 on: December 25, 2017, 09:38:24 PM »
So I'm reading the Olympic tropes on TVTropes.org and that got me thinking about the upcoming Winter Olympics which naturally leads to thinking about the idea of no NHL players will be playing in the Olympic games.  I understand that there were a lot of thinking and pros and cons that goes into the decision for Bettman and the team owners to make the decision to not send the NHL players in the Olympic hockey tournament.  I know that most people that follow hockey on any level would say that "Bettman is an idiot," regarding the decision (well, they always say that about him), but what about you guys?

For me, I'm a bit bummed to not see NHL players in the Olympics since that's what I'm always pumped for when it comes to the Winter Olympic games (I'm always more pumped for the Winter Olympic games in general over the summer games) and to see which hockey superpower country reigns supreme in those games (highly likely that it will be Canada).  On the other hand, I can see why Bettman and the league owners do not want to send their players, since the NHL does not profit from it directly and have to stop their season for a few weeks and in terms of insurance coverage for their players and the chaos that goes if one of their key players get injured during the Olympics.

So anyway, I just want to open that up for discussion.

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« Reply #202 on: December 26, 2017, 04:49:36 AM »
I'm bummed about it too... first time since what, '98 that we don't get NHL players at the Olympics?  I completely understand why (what you mentioned, and also because of it being in Korea - not a big gateway market for the NHL, plus time-zone differences limit viewing and exposure), but it is a bummer.  Unfortunately, we don't have the next World Cup until 2020, so it'll be a long time before we see best-on-best again. 

Also gotta say that I'm due for a nice helping of crow soon... Vegas looks legit as fuck.  And that is shocking as fuck.
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« Reply #203 on: December 26, 2017, 06:51:48 AM »
Vegas!!! :metal

Personally, I have no interest in the NHLers ever playing in the Olympics. Leave it to the kids. I actually find that more interesting. I hate shutting down the league for it.
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« Reply #204 on: December 26, 2017, 07:31:09 AM »
Well, we've got lots of other tourney's to showcase kids/amateurs - World Jr's start today.  Also the Spengler Cup, Under-17, World Championships...  Personally, I'll take best-on-best anytime I can get it.
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« Reply #205 on: December 26, 2017, 01:53:45 PM »
Without a doubt, I'm disappointed the Olympic tournament will be missing NHLers. As mentioned by others, i don't want to wait until the world cup for a best - on - best.

 And i already conceded  defeat on the Vegas issue.  Pre- season i predicted Vegas would finish with 60pts max. They might hit that by the half way mark.

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« Reply #206 on: December 26, 2017, 02:43:03 PM »
Also gotta say that I'm due for a nice helping of crow soon... Vegas looks legit as fuck.  And that is shocking as fuck.

Just to add insult to injury they'll probably win a Cup before the Blues or Leafs do....
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« Reply #207 on: December 26, 2017, 02:55:24 PM »
I think weíve discussed the Olypmic thing here before, my stance hasnít changed- I totally get why the NHL doesnít want to do it anymore, itís not whatís best for their business. Personally, I think itís cool to see those guys play in the Olypmics but I think itíll be cool to see other players represent their countries as well.

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« Reply #208 on: December 26, 2017, 03:20:31 PM »
I think weíve discussed the Olypmic thing here before, my stance hasnít changed- I totally get why the NHL doesnít want to do it anymore, itís not whatís best for their business. Personally, I think itís cool to see those guys play in the Olypmics but I think itíll be cool to see other players represent their countries as well.

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« Reply #209 on: January 03, 2018, 01:12:39 PM »
Man, still salty the next day that the Devils only got one point in STL last night. Go ahead goal overturned in the third and then a couple chances where I don't know how they didn't go in late in the third and in OT. Knew we'd lose if it went to a shootout.
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