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Wonderllama
Mar 15, 2003



T-Bone posted:

Kucherov and Tyler Johnson both hurt in tonight's Lightning game, good grief.

kucherov is not serious, and should play wednesday. and johnson returned to the game.

also erne looked great tonight. all-in-all not as bad as it seemed, which is good because im exhausted from TDL stress and seeing my two favorite players look like they got hurt

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triple sulk
Sep 17, 2014





get this: the philadelphia eagles are super bowl champions

sedative
Mar 20, 2003

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triple sulk posted:

get this: the philadelphia eagles are super bowl champions

Nick Foles caught a 4th down touchdown pass in the Super Bowl and the first place Flyers won a shootout in the same month. Wow!

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


i am the bird posted:

Well,Vanekís last couple years:
Bought out by Minnesota not playing all that well and getting paid a lot
Signed by Detroit, a non-playoff team for almost nothing and played well despite little help
Traded for a 3rd and Dylan McIlrath in a year when Hanzal got a multiple picks, including a first, and a prospect; Curtis fuckin Lazar got a 2nd and a roster player, Jannik Hansen got a 4th an something resembling an actual prospect; demonstrably worse players in Dwight King and Jarome Iginla went for not that much less in 4ths; and the Wings even got a 3rd for an AHL superstar in Tomas Jurco
Signed by Vancouver, a non-playoff team for not a lot of money and is again performing reasonably well on a lovely team
Traded for old newspapers previously stuck to the bottom of a birdcage by an idiot

ftfy

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Matt Zerella posted:

https://twitter.com/NHLBlinn/status/968321988950413312

I legit don't remember ever seeing that kind of emotion out of him in NY.

Revenge of the nerds

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


DJExile posted:

Petr Mrazek and Charlie Lindgren just put on a goaltending performance for the ages in the Flyers/Habs OT

enjoy your good clearly locker room cancer goalie for almost nothing

pseudodragon
Jun 16, 2007


Hey, remember the first month or two of the season when the Atlantic division playoffs were a joke and people were suggesting Tampa would be better off tanking to get the 2/3 matchup?

shyduck
Oct 3, 2003



https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers/statu...5052139520?s=19

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


but helene st james said he's hooked on coke and doesn't care about hockey???

Kale
May 14, 2010


So how many times have the Habs been totally shut out this season? I feel like it has to be at least 10 times. This teams just never going to be able to score, it's so loving pathetic for an NHL team. I think Buffalo will probably end up overtaking the Habs in Goals For by the end of the season but Arizona's franchise long shittiness will keep them out of dead last for that category. For how dreadful the Coyotes continue to be they are still only less than 10 goals back on the Habs and had no problem scoring 5 against them.

Also with Plekanec gone that's now only Price remaining from the team build when I first started following the modern Price era of the Habs. Don't think I'm going to be following them quiet so closely for the remainder of the decade now if not longer. Without the dynamic energy of PK and just nobody to be particularly excited about outside of Gallagher who I feel will somehow get traded for mediocrity in the off season, they just aren't the fun team to watch anymore that despite always having trouble scoring and not being anything particularly special on paper throughout the 2010's, still found ways to win, compete (for at least 2 periods) and conjure up unlikely results season after season going back to when Halak stole those Washington and Penguins playoffs series and got me back on the active hockey and Habs wagon. It's really not any particular players fault, it's Bergevin's for trading away everything that made the team viable up until 2016 for his hair brained gritty team scheme that to nobody's surprise hasn't panned out in the slightest.

gently caress Bergevin again so hard for saying things like the "answer is in the room" and always blaming players for not being able to develop well with the team while never seeming to accept any responsibility for having poo poo sense on how to build a competitive NHL so much as dismantle one and consistently kill and stifle high level draft picks confidence and potential. Yes the answer WAS usually in the room during the tough stretches they'd always seem to run into in November and February until 2016.....when he loving traded it or let it walk away.....

I feel like Molson somehow needs to go for allowing this culture of stifling players personalities or trading away ones that refuse to conform to Bergevin's stupid standards for the roster and having to have only French speaking management. Like it's not directly his fault I feel, but if he's not going to do anything to change that aspect of the club culture that is clearly capping the franchises potential to compete in todays NHL than he needs to go and sell the team to someone that will. Like I've really thought about it but it's all crystal clear at this point more than the need to do something about Martin and Therrien who I now think weren't really the problems in their bad seasons.

Kale fucked around with this message at Feb 27, 2018 around 04:22

Stretch Marx
Apr 29, 2008

I'm ok with this.

Kale posted:

So how many times have the Habs been totally shut out this season? I feel like it has to be at least 10 times. This teams just never going to be able to score, it's so loving pathetic for an NHL team. I think Buffalo will probably end up overtaking the Habs in Goals For by the end of the season but Arizona's franchise long shittiness will keep them out of dead last for that category. For how dreadful the Coyotes continue to be they are still only less than 10 goals back on the Habs and had no problem scoring 5 against them.

Also with Plekanec gone that's now only Price remaining from the team build when I first started following the modern Price era of the Habs. Don't think I'm going to be following them quiet so closely for the remainder of the decade now if not longer. Without the dynamic energy of PK and just nobody to be particularly excited about outside of Gallagher who I feel will somehow get traded for mediocrity in the off season, they just aren't the fun team to watch anymore that despite always having trouble scoring and not being anything particularly special on paper throughout the 2010's, still found ways to win, compete (for at least 2 periods) and conjure up unlikely results season after season going back to when Halak stole those Washington and Penguins playoffs series and got me back on the active hockey and Habs wagon. It's really not any particular players fault, it's Bergevin's for trading away everything that made the team viable up until 2016 for his hair brained gritty team scheme that to nobody's surprise hasn't panned out in the slightest.

gently caress Bergevin again so hard for saying things like the "answer is in the room" and always blaming players for not being able to develop well with the team while never seeming to accept any responsibility for having poo poo sense on how to build a competitive NHL so much as dismantle one and consistently kill and stifle high level draft picks confidence and potential. Yes the answer WAS usually in the room during the tough stretches they'd always seem to run into in November and February until 2016.....when he loving traded it or let it walk away.....

I feel like Molson somehow needs to go for allowing this culture of stifling players personalities or trading away ones that refuse to conform to Bergevin's stupid standards for the roster and having to have only French speaking management. Like it's not directly his fault I feel, but if he's not going to do anything to change that aspect of the club culture that is clearly capping the franchises potential to compete in todays NHL than he needs to go and sell the team to someone that will.

Say that to my face tough guy.

i am the bird
Mar 2, 2005

I SUPPORT ALL THE PREDATORS



Nobody wanted him two summers ago. Nobody wanted him last summer. And now we have two deadlines in a row where teams have known Vanek was available and he went to bubble teams both times. Yes, Benning and Holland are idiots, but Vanek is also not valued by this league and for pretty good reason.

Slappy Pappy
Oct 15, 2003

Mighty, mighty eagle soaring free
Defender of our homes and liberty
Bravery, humility, and honesty...
Mighty, mighty eagle, rescue me!


Dinosaur Gum

http://hfboards.mandatory.com/threa...as-eve.2427279/

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


Kale posted:

So how many times have the Habs been totally shut out this season? I feel like it has to be at least 10 times. This teams just never going to be able to score, it's so loving pathetic for an NHL team. I think Buffalo will probably end up overtaking the Habs in Goals For by the end of the season but Arizona's franchise long shittiness will keep them out of dead last for that category. For how dreadful the Coyotes continue to be they are still only less than 10 goals back on the Habs and had no problem scoring 5 against them.

Also with Plekanec gone that's now only Price remaining from the team build when I first started following the modern Price era of the Habs. Don't think I'm going to be following them quiet so closely for the remainder of the decade now if not longer. Without the dynamic energy of PK and just nobody to be particularly excited about outside of Gallagher who I feel will somehow get traded for mediocrity in the off season, they just aren't the fun team to watch anymore that despite always having trouble scoring and not being anything particularly special on paper throughout the 2010's, still found ways to win, compete (for at least 2 periods) and conjure up unlikely results season after season going back to when Halak stole those Washington and Penguins playoffs series and got me back on the active hockey and Habs wagon. It's really not any particular players fault, it's Bergevin's for trading away everything that made the team viable up until 2016 for his hair brained gritty team scheme that to nobody's surprise hasn't panned out in the slightest.

gently caress Bergevin again so hard for saying things like the "answer is in the room" and always blaming players for not being able to develop well with the team while never seeming to accept any responsibility for having poo poo sense on how to build a competitive NHL so much as dismantle one and consistently kill and stifle high level draft picks confidence and potential. Yes the answer WAS usually in the room during the tough stretches they'd always seem to run into in November and February until 2016.....when he loving traded it or let it walk away.....

I feel like Molson somehow needs to go for allowing this culture of stifling players personalities or trading away ones that refuse to conform to Bergevin's stupid standards for the roster and having to have only French speaking management. Like it's not directly his fault I feel, but if he's not going to do anything to change that aspect of the club culture that is clearly capping the franchises potential to compete in todays NHL than he needs to go and sell the team to someone that will. Like I've really thought about it but it's all crystal clear at this point more than the need to do something about Martin and Therrien who I now think weren't really the problems in their bad seasons.

You're close.

They've been shut out 9 times this year.


Fire bergevin so loving hard into the sun with one of those SpaceX rockets

Chuch
Jun 28, 2003

A very good doggo


How are the Flyers first in the Metro? This season is so weird.

Number19
May 14, 2003

HOCKEY OWNS
FUCK YEAH




Aye Doc posted:

i've stopped watching hockey altogether. it is the only way to be free of the sorrow.

and I feel so much better

Jovial Cow
Sep 7, 2006

inherently good


Chuch posted:

How are the Flyers first in the Metro? This season is so weird.

This. Iím astonished. I havenít been paying attention to the standings at all recently.

Spelling Mitsake
Oct 4, 2007


stab posted:

You're close.

They've been shut out 9 times this year.


Fire bergevin so loving hard into the sun with one of those SpaceX rockets

Except instead of a Tesla Roaster it's a rusty Plymouth Reliant.

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






Chuch posted:

How are the Flyers first in the Metro? This season is so weird.

Racking up them loser points

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Yeah even in the 10 game winless streak they were getting loser points and that was a huge help.

Gunjin
Apr 27, 2004

Om nom nom

Barry Trotz has got to go.

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008



I can't wait for them to finally make a white history month so we can all celebrate kris letang's heroism in breaking the nhl's color barrier

Chad Sexington
May 26, 2005

You say 'in bed with the Russians' like it's a bad thing...

Looking forward to seeing EK and a spiritually broken Sens team still manage to beat the Caps at home tonight.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



The biggest pop from the crowd last night came from Mark Letestu scoring in his return to Columbus and the reaction caught on the jumbotron was epic:

https://twitter.com/TheCBJArtillery...467768210313216

Ovie and Torts had a chirping match:

https://twitter.com/BlueJacketsNHL/...305353313185793

New Torts owned up and apologized:

https://twitter.com/TomGulittiNHL/s...328444068204545

Ovie still is fun and good as his side of the story was equally entertaining and that's avatar material for somebody in CapsAS:

https://twitter.com/russianmachine/...340707088977921

Wamsutta
Sep 9, 2001

We go hard.


How many wins do the Rangers get the rest of this season? I'm setting over/under at 5 and taking the under!

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Wamsutta posted:

How many wins do the Rangers get the rest of this season? I'm setting over/under at 5 and taking the under!

I was about to say you'd get a few with this western canada trip they're on, but then I saw the March schedule and woof Yeah you may get 5 at most here on out

Jamwad Hilder
Apr 17, 2007

surfin usa

I think they go like 6-12-1 down the stretch, and about 4 of those wins are "good team had a bad night" or "Lundqvist played out of his mind"

Mind_Taker
May 7, 2007

He's the best mindfuck yet


glynnenstein
Feb 18, 2014




Alternative label: not fun.

a false
Mar 5, 2009

I DECIDE
WHO LIVES
AND WHO DIES


Wamsutta posted:

How many wins do the Rangers get the rest of this season? I'm setting over/under at 5 and taking the under!

i would be very happy if it were Zero

Wamsutta
Sep 9, 2001

We go hard.


a false posted:

i would be very happy if it were Zero

Big Time samesies buddy

Gunjin
Apr 27, 2004

Om nom nom


But hey don't worry, Trotz has it all figured out, the Caps just called up Travis Boyd!

Chad Sexington
May 26, 2005

You say 'in bed with the Russians' like it's a bad thing...


That looks eerily like the female reproductive system. There's a joke to be made there... something something Trotz is a pussy.

Mind_Taker
May 7, 2007

He's the best mindfuck yet


Gunjin posted:

But hey don't worry, Trotz has it all figured out, the Caps just called up Travis Boyd!

Probably to teach Jakub Vrana a lesson. What lesson is that? No idea.

Mind_Taker
May 7, 2007

He's the best mindfuck yet


Ovechkin's on pace for 51 goals and 42 assists at age 32. It would be his best season since 2009-10 when he was 24 years old.

I personally can't wait for the "coach-killer" hot takes after the Capitals are summarily dispatched in 5 games by the Flyers in the first round.

OldSenileGuy
Mar 13, 2001


Has there been any word on whether or not Kovalchuk is still interested in the Rangers? I guess it comes down to whether he wanted to come back to chase a Cup or if he just wanted to get paid lots of money to play hockey and party in NYC for the last few years of his playing career.

Given the fact that the Rangers will probably have plenty of cap space and seemingly a ton of young Russian prospects coming through the system, I'd still take him for 3 years or so.

EDIT: Ha, never mind. Just saw this tweet:

https://twitter.com/SlavaMalamud/st...805706391969793

Have fun in Tampa, Kovy.

OldSenileGuy fucked around with this message at Feb 27, 2018 around 16:08

a false
Mar 5, 2009

I DECIDE
WHO LIVES
AND WHO DIES


because it's the rangers, i fully expect the rangers to believe themselves to be fully restocked for the future after the draft and to go after every possible free agent so get ready for a top line of kovalchuk - tavares - zuccarello and no defense whatsoever

Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

gosh! i like both the islanders and the rangers!!! :^)



Dumb Idea alert:

What if draft position (for non-playoff teams) was decided by the number of points a team gets after being mathematically eliminated from playoffs? Instead of straight up tanking, you'd have to sandbag then go on a tear to get a good draft position. Players probably don't like it much when fans cheer for a loss, or having people talk about a tank. And a terrible start to a season could be salvaged if you go off. Also, you can still make trades after the deadline, right? It's just that the players aren't playoff eligible? The idea of a bad team trading for like, EK, to get a better shot at someone like McDavid, would be hilarious.

Anyway, dumb idea, but I thought it was fun. Also 3 pt regulation wins would be nice, but whatevs.

Wamsutta
Sep 9, 2001

We go hard.


a false posted:

because it's the rangers, i fully expect the rangers to believe themselves to be fully restocked for the future after the draft and to go after every possible free agent so get ready for a top line of kovalchuk - tavares - zuccarello and no defense whatsoever

If Sather was still doing things all by himself then I'd see this as likely but I'm believing SUPER HARD that there's a coherent long game in place here and they're not going to call it a 'retool on the fly' and try to go for it in 2018/2019

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Mind_Taker
May 7, 2007

He's the best mindfuck yet


lol Christian "best possession player on the Capitals" Djoos is scratched tonight and Brooks "literally the worst possession defenseman in the NHL" Orpik is still in.

I hope Ottawa shithouses them tonight.

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