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hifi
Jul 25, 2012



mark arcobello: olympic mvp

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soggybagel
Aug 6, 2006

I'm A Lonely Boy


Someone who knows how the cap works and would punish teams could obviously explain how this isn't allowed, but I think it would be really funny if an NHL player just said right now "I'm retiring" go play the olympics then just 'un-retire'

Also Brian Gionta is loving ancient.

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

If you retire you can't come back for at least a calendar year

Habibi
Dec 8, 2004

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

The Sharks could be that Champion.


Brian Gionta holy poo poo.

corn on the cop
Oct 12, 2012



Hirez posted:

makes me wonder who Melnyk is going to trade EK fo before he becomes a FA; who's an old vet on NJ these days

you're free to have zajac

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


Can Karlsson opt out? I seem to remember he can but I might be wrong, and UFA class with both Tavares and Karlsson's a solid class

Mike_V
Jul 31, 2004

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

What the gently caress is the National League?

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

~~ smooches ~~


So that means Iggy is gonna be on team Canada

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



CBJSprague24 posted:

Yep. What a joke.

E- That they didn't just stick the Buffalo home game in Buffalo.

i heard something about how the bills' stadium just had world juniors and couldn't be set up for that

T-Bone
Sep 14, 2004



Mike_V posted:

What the gently caress is the National League?

It's the Swiss National League, they got tired of typing Swiss I guess.

That team's not terrible, although it's too bad they couldn't take more AHL vets. It's cool that Chris Bourque is going, he and Arcobello should do well. Brian O'Neill is a really solid AHL/Euro guy too.

T-Bone fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2018 around 00:35

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Vertical Lime posted:

i heard something about how the bills' stadium just had world juniors and couldn't be set up for that

More likely though the plan the whole time was for this to be a home-but-not game for the Rangers.

MOVIE MAJICK
Jan 4, 2012



Do the Leafs have an outside shot at getting to the finals?

bub spank
Feb 1, 2005

the THRILL


If the Sens can tank their way to Dahlen this year, maybe that would force them to not play Cody Ceci as much as they do next year? And then they might look like an actually good team? Or, better yet, maybe they would even trade away Ceci?

I think I'm in the "optimistic delusion" stage of the season.

Now to sit back and watch them trade away Hoffman for peanuts (even though he's just as good as Duchene), lose the lottery, and then overpay Ceci a billion dollars while losing Karlsson in free agency.

Jagged Jim
Sep 25, 2013

Watch for falling boulders

bub spank posted:

If the Sens can tank their way to Dahlen this year, maybe that would force them to not play Cody Ceci as much as they do next year? And then they might look like an actually good team? Or, better yet, maybe they would even trade away Ceci?

I think I'm in the "optimistic delusion" stage of the season.

Now to sit back and watch them trade away Hoffman for peanuts (even though he's just as good as Duchene), lose the lottery, and then overpay Ceci a billion dollars while losing Karlsson in free agency.

That sounds more like "Bargaining" phase to me.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



MOVIE MAJICK posted:

Do the Leafs have an outside shot at getting to the finals?

Anything could happen but if they get through Boston they would need to play likely Tampa then Washington or a wild card Pittsburgh who beat Washington because that's what Capitals fans deserve.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

MOVIE MAJICK posted:

Do the Leafs have an outside shot at getting to the finals?

Oh for sure. Right now it seems like the Leafs are part of the big second-tier of the East (behind Tampa) and hockey is a lot closer to baseball than basketball in terms of playoff upsets.

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

Do you not want your hotdog?
(pause)
I'll keep it for you.
(pause)
I thought you were going to leave me.

Fun Shoe

It will be pretty incredible if Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Edmonton all miss the playoffs.

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

~~ smooches ~~


MOVIE MAJICK posted:

Do the Leafs have an outside shot at getting to the finals?

lol

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

Do you not want your hotdog?
(pause)
I'll keep it for you.
(pause)
I thought you were going to leave me.

Fun Shoe

If the finals end up being Jets/Leafs the owners will lock out next year in protest.

stab
Feb 12, 2003
Logic dictates over "human rights".

If any of my staff ever dared to have a bottle of water at their register I'd kill them


- A Fuckwit


Ottawa getting dahlin and trotting out a dahlin karlsson combo for one year would be highly unfair and terrifying


Edit so naturally edmonton or pittsburgh will win the loving lottery

Wonderllama
Mar 15, 2003



Ginette Reno posted:

It will be pretty incredible if Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Edmonton all miss the playoffs.

It just moved

DuhSal
Aug 16, 2004

I will, brother. I promise.


he said outside shot, which they absolutely do. unlike the habs.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



They have a pretty good shot at being outside the finals.

Boom roasted.

DuhSal
Aug 16, 2004

I will, brother. I promise.

Aphrodite posted:

They have a pretty good shot at being outside the finals.

Boom roasted.

that's also true!

Jordan7hm
Feb 17, 2011

MENS REA? LOL MORE LIKE CHRIS REA AM I RITE

Lipstick Apathy

Hirez posted:

makes me wonder who Melnyk is going to trade EK fo before he becomes a FA; who's an old vet on NJ these days

Trading him would be terrible, but even worse would be if they let him walk for nothing at the end of another wasted prime year of his career, so I'm thinking that's what they'll do.

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011



So how is Vegas doing so well? They're a middling defensive team, but 2nd in goals for somehow. No one predicted that.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

So how is Vegas doing so well? They're a middling defensive team, but 2nd in goals for somehow. No one predicted that.

Vegas flu, baby

grack
Jan 10, 2012

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


Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

So how is Vegas doing so well? They're a middling defensive team, but 2nd in goals for somehow. No one predicted that.

They have a bunch of dudes that can skate really fast.

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


grack posted:

They have a bunch of dudes that can skate really fast.

Aren't they like top 5 in league Sv % as well?

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

El Gallinero Gros posted:

Aren't they like top 5 in league Sv % as well?

Are they? I just searched 5v5 sv% and they were near the bottom, probably because the plurality of their games have been started by Maxim Lagace. But yeah Fleury has been great and Subban a revelation.

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

~~ smooches ~~


DuhSal posted:

unlike the habs.

well duh, even i could've told you that!

the leafs will never win another Cup

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



They’ll win in the Final 6 era.

DuhSal
Aug 16, 2004

I will, brother. I promise.

yellowcar posted:

the leafs will never win another Cup

cool. play the lotto.

Schlesische
Jul 4, 2012



Aphrodite posted:

They’ll win in the Final 6 era.

Toronto is disappearing beneath the waves long before St Louis.
This is the only way the Blues are winning a cup btw.

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

~~ smooches ~~


Schlesische posted:

Toronto is disappearing beneath the waves long before St Louis.
This is the only way the Blues are winning a cup btw.

St. Louis is gonna lose the 2093 Cup Finals to the Amazon City Primes

D C
Jun 19, 2004

1-800-HOTLINEBLING
1-800-HOTLINEBLING
1-800-HOTLINEBLING


Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

So how is Vegas doing so well? They're a middling defensive team, but 2nd in goals for somehow. No one predicted that.

They are basically a team full of 2nd and 3rd liners that do their damage in depth, theres not as big a drop off in skill from say their 2nd line to their 4th line like most teams have so they clean up the deeper line matchups.

the talent deficit
Dec 20, 2003

self-deprecation is a very british trait, and problems can arise when the british attempt to do so with a foreign culture







College Slice

D C posted:

They are basically a team full of 2nd and 3rd liners that do their damage in depth, theres not as big a drop off in skill from say their 2nd line to their 4th line like most teams have so they clean up the deeper line matchups.

you have to get to like their 11th or 12th forward before you get to someone who couldn't play on a second line on a bad team or the third line on a really good one

Albino Squirrel
Apr 25, 2003

Miosis more like meiosis

Schlesische posted:

Toronto is disappearing beneath the waves long before St Louis.
This is the only way the Blues are winning a cup btw.
Even if everything melts, the oceans will only rise about 70 metres.

Lake Ontario is at 74 metres.

The Blues are never winning a cup.

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003

This Red Text Is Brought To You By The Fact That Paul Stastny Had To Go To FUCKING WINNIPEG To Get A Shot At A Stanley Cup.

P.S. Missouri is full of nothing but meth and so am I.


Fun Shoe

its about the journey not the destination

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Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003


I'm out of my head
of my heart
and my mind



bewbies posted:

its about the journey not the destination

ARE WE THERE YET??

ARE WE THERE YET??



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