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ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007

Please tell me I'm worthy to launder your sweaty jock Mr. Edwards!

Ugh, I went back to the 94 tournament to see who the leading scorers were and man this is gonna suck:


code:
	Name				Games	Goals	Assists	Points
1	Slovakia Zigmund Palffy		8	3	7	10
2	Slovakia Miroslav Satan		8	9	0	9
3	Slovakia Peter Stastny		8	5	4	9
4	Sweden Haakan Loob		8	4	5	9
5	Italy Gates Orlando		7	3	6	9
6	Sweden Patrik Juhlin		8	7	1	8
7	Czech Republic Jiri Kucera	8	6	2	8
8	Austria Marty Dallman		7	4	4	8
9	Finland Mika Nieminen		8	3	5	8
10	United States David Sacco	8	3	5	8
11	Sweden Peter Forsberg		8	2	6	8
I'm legitimately bummed. The 98 Olympics are one of my earliest solid hockey memories. They really helped solidify my love for the sport (Marc Crawford's bonehead decisions aside). I just can't get excited for a glorified World Championships.

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T-Bone
Sep 14, 2004



it will actually have less talent than a World Championship

Glambags
Dec 28, 2003



Actually it's good maybe the United States will be able to medal now, or, more importantly, maybe Canada will not medal

Spring Break My Heart
Feb 15, 2012


Thufir posted:

There are also plenty of mediocre American and Canadian players in the KHL and other European leagues. Like Barry Brust and Nigel Dawes which are totally not names I just made up.

edit: lol Dawes got Kazak citizenship so he could play for them at Worlds so I guess he is out.
I remember Nigel Dawes. He led the world Juniors in scoring one year and was sort of a real NHL prospect but had very little physical ability.

T-Bone posted:

I really enjoy how they can't even hide their contempt in that announcement.

And the NHLPA has now publicly confirmed that it has no interest or intention of being extorted.
Haha

Xtanstic
Nov 22, 2007



It's gonna be funny when Canada fields a Spengler Cup caliber team at the SK Olympics

ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007

Please tell me I'm worthy to launder your sweaty jock Mr. Edwards!

It's gonna be the Rasmus Dahlin show though which is pretty cool.

T-Bone
Sep 14, 2004



It's even funnier because this is the best group of young American talent on forward probably ever

Spring Break My Heart
Feb 15, 2012


I'm glad Russia will win.

Jordan7hm
Feb 17, 2011

MENS REA? LOL MORE LIKE CHRIS REA AM I RITE

Lipstick Apathy

Let's look at this year's Spengler Cup roster for a glimpse of what next year will bring!

Forwards:
Gregory Campbell (Tillsonburg, Ont./Hockey Canada)
Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C./SC Bern, NLA)
Colby Genoway (Morden, Man./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, KHL)
Dustin Jeffrey (Camlachie, Ont./Lausanne HC, NLA)
David McIntyre (Pefferlaw, Ont./EV Zug, NLA)
Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Man./EHC Biel-Bienne, NLA)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot (Quebec City, Que./EHC Biel-Bienne, NLA)
Mason Raymond (Cochrane, Alta./Hockey Canada)
Nick Spaling (Drayton, Ont./Genève-Servette HC, NLA).
Cory Emmerton (St. Thomas, Ont./HC Ambri-Piotta, NLA)
James Sheppard (Lower Sackville, N.S./EHC Kloten, NLA)
Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, Ont./SCL Tigers, NLA)

Goaltenders:
Jordon Cooke (Leduc, Alta./University of Saskatchewan, CWUAA)
Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Brampton, ECHL)
Drew MacIntyre (Stratford, P.E.I./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, KHL)

Defencemen:
Daniel Vukovic (Toronto, Ont./Genève-Servette HC, NLA)
Mark Flood (Sherwood, P.E.I./EC Red Bull Salzburg, EBEL)
Chay Genoway (Morden, Man./Jokerit Helsinki, KHL)
Brandon Gormley (Murray River, P.E.I./Albany, AHL)
Shaun Heshka (Melville, Sask./Kärpät Oulu, Liiga)
Shaone Morrisonn (Vancouver, B.C./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, KHL)
Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA)
Blake Parlett (Bracebridge, Ont./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, KHL); and

Other guys we could see:
Gilbert Brule (KHL), Daniel Paille (SHL), Brandon Kozun (KHL), Jonathan Cheechoo (KHL), Rob Klinkhammer (KHL)...

Who's loving pumped for some garbage hockey??

e: this team is still not too far off what Sweden, Finland, and USA could bring without NHLers soooooo

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

I'm glad this Olympics bullshit is over and Crosby and Malkin and Kessel better not go anyway

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

"Hot dog, I love Pittsburgh! No more Steve Simmons, he was the wurst!"


ThinkTank posted:

The league can dangle Olympic participation over the players as much as they want, but they've thrown that trump card away.

Spring Break My Heart posted:

I'm glad Russia will win.

T-Bone
Sep 14, 2004



I really do hope Ovechkin goes through with it. If he goes I could see others following.

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

Hey, Sid. Is it normal for the inside of your bung-hole to itch?

ElwoodCuse posted:

I'm glad this Olympics bullshit is over and Crosby and Malkin and Kessel better not go anyway

Crosby probably wont but if Ovechkin and the other Russians do you can bet Malkin will

ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007

Please tell me I'm worthy to launder your sweaty jock Mr. Edwards!

T-Bone posted:

I really do hope Ovechkin goes through with it. If he goes I could see others following.

He's going for sure. Russia haven't even medalled with him, and they're easily the favourites for gold now.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


T-Bone posted:

It's even funnier because this is the best group of young American talent on forward probably ever

They wouldn't have been chosen anyways. Gotta get that grit!

Habibi
Dec 8, 2004

We have the capability to make San Jose's first Cup Champion.

The Sharks could be that Champion.


To clarify: the NHL will not accommodate the Olympics in their schedule, but individual players can still go if they choose and are able to work poo poo out with their club?

Jamwad Hilder
Apr 17, 2007

surfin usa

USA has finally started to catch up to Canada (just look at team NA for the world cup, majority American) and now they take away the olympics lol

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Habibi posted:

To clarify: the NHL will not accommodate the Olympics in their schedule, but individual players can still go if they choose and are able to work poo poo out with their club?

Seems that way. Players are basically employed by their team more than the NHL, so it's down to each GM.

Mike_V
Jul 31, 2004

Let's* go Blackhawks! The Blues and Red Wings suck.

ThinkTank posted:

Ugh, I went back to the 94 tournament to see who the leading scorers were and man this is gonna suck:


code:
	Name				Games	Goals	Assists	Points
1	Slovakia Zigmund Palffy		8	3	7	10
2	Slovakia Miroslav Satan		8	9	0	9
3	Slovakia Peter Stastny		8	5	4	9
4	Sweden Haakan Loob		8	4	5	9
5	Italy Gates Orlando		7	3	6	9
6	Sweden Patrik Juhlin		8	7	1	8
7	Czech Republic Jiri Kucera	8	6	2	8
8	Austria Marty Dallman		7	4	4	8
9	Finland Mika Nieminen		8	3	5	8
10	United States David Sacco	8	3	5	8
11	Sweden Peter Forsberg		8	2	6	8
I'm legitimately bummed. The 98 Olympics are one of my earliest solid hockey memories. They really helped solidify my love for the sport (Marc Crawford's bonehead decisions aside). I just can't get excited for a glorified World Championships.

You don't want to see the next Gates Orlando light up the Olympics?

Thufir
May 19, 2004

"The fucking Mayans were right."

Mike_V posted:

You don't want to see the next Gates Orlando light up the Olympics?

That's a pretty sweet name, tbh.

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

LET'S GO PREDATORS BABY!
PREDATORS!!
PREDATORS!!!




FIRE THERRIEN


Just cancel hockey at the Olympics now.

Canada becomes the eternal champions of Olympic hockey.

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

LET'S GO PREDATORS BABY!
PREDATORS!!
PREDATORS!!!




FIRE THERRIEN


Alternatively, let the Canadian women's team play in the men's tournament as well.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

2 games for Dalton Prout's hit on Radko Gudas

iospace
Jul 5, 2012




Grimey Drawer

yellowcar posted:

Alternatively, let the Canadian women's team play in the men's tournament as well.

After that shameful performance against the US? Sounds good.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

wakey wakey to
this bowl of tasty


Yams Fan

yellowcar posted:

Just cancel hockey at the Olympics now.

Canada becomes the eternal champions of Olympic hockey.

That actually might be fair because it's looking like no canadian team will ever win a stanley cup again.

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

LET'S GO PREDATORS BABY!
PREDATORS!!
PREDATORS!!!




FIRE THERRIEN


iospace posted:

After that shameful performance against the US? Sounds good.

I would contend that the US women's team is better and more successful than the US men's team.

Jamwad Hilder
Apr 17, 2007

surfin usa

yellowcar posted:

I would contend that the US women's team is better and more successful than the US men's team.

More attractive too

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

LET'S GO PREDATORS BABY!
PREDATORS!!
PREDATORS!!!




FIRE THERRIEN


xzzy posted:

That actually might be fair because it's looking like no canadian team will ever win a stanley cup again.

I'm OK with this. If my Canadian team won't win another Cup I sure as hell don't want the other ones to.

HootTheOwl
May 13, 2012


RC Cola posted:

So I really don't want the Hawks to play Nashville
Worked out well enough last time.
Blackhawks will lose in the second round this time though

Kilza posted:

Oh me of little faith.

FTFY.

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004



Heh, I noticed NHL.com turned off the comments section for their article.

tofes
Mar 31, 2011

When there's a hole to be filled, I seem to get the call


I think I'm done watching the NHL

Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



https://twitter.com/reporterchris/s...002138634268676

So who's excited for the lockout in 3 and a half years?!?

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

Hey, Sid. Is it normal for the inside of your bung-hole to itch?

Kilza posted:

https://twitter.com/reporterchris/s...002138634268676

So who's excited for the lockout in 3 and a half years?!?

Lol if you don't expect a lockout every time the CBA expires or has an opt out clause now anyways

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

Hey, Sid. Is it normal for the inside of your bung-hole to itch?

Btw Sid did a thing the other day that was pretty dumb and almost led to a goal:



He pretty good

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007

It's the arrogance of the subtext: The province of human affairs is a field best left to dilettantes' extraordinary gift for the feigning of paralysis. For saying nothing at all. For daydreams of black-tie affairs at Rideau Hall. An acceptance speech. Sustained applause.

xzzy posted:

Someone should check his hands for burns, try to verify if he was high fiving satan while no one was looking.

you think he's a blackhawks fan?

Top Hats Monthly
Jun 22, 2011


People are people so why should it be, that you and I should get along so awfully blink blink recall STOP IT YOU POSH LITTLE SHIT


gonna be hilarious when the league gets locked out again

tofes posted:

I think I'm done watching the NHL

Yeah this one is really really tough to swallow.

glynnenstein
Feb 18, 2014



Ginette Reno posted:

Lol if you don't expect a lockout every time the CBA expires or has an opt out clause now anyways

I stopped giving the NHL any money after the last one because the writing was on the wall that this is the SOP going forward. The NHL really can't help being as myopic and short-sighted as possible if somebody dangles a few dollars in front of them, so all this dumb poo poo is just going to keep happening.

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Top Hats Monthly posted:

gonna be hilarious when the league gets locked out again


Yeah this one is really really tough to swallow.

The NHL covering up concussion problems and such is a way bigger problem than a money fight with the IOC and IIHF, who are also scummy and greedy

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

wakey wakey to
this bowl of tasty


Yams Fan

JawKnee posted:

you think he's a blackhawks fan?

Well duh, how do you think the Blackhawks get so many favorable calls.

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iospace
Jul 5, 2012




Grimey Drawer

ElwoodCuse posted:

The NHL covering up concussion problems and such is a way bigger problem than a money fight with the IOC and IIHF, who are also scummy and greedy

As a whole, gently caress major sporting orgs

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