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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




Hail Satan my dark lord and master.

Hockles posted:

Well, its not the NHL.... but the first announcement about anything official for a 2020-21 season.

https://theahl.com/ahl-moves-2020-21-start-date

CEO Scott Howson. what.

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clean ayers act
Aug 13, 2007

How do I shot puck!?

Zat posted:

Maybe they're just synchronizing it with NHL's tentative plan which currently says December 1 (which is optimistic as hell but also definitely the earliest it could humanly be for the NHL).

The NBA is already considering next season in a bubble, there is no way in hell a december restart is feasible for a league that relies on gate revenue as much as the NHL

rex rabidorum vires
Mar 26, 2007



The idea of being the MLB but with testing for the next season doesn't strike me as particularly viable either, but I figured it's get through what's left and figure the rest out later.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

I'M JUST HERE TO KISS TITTIESS AND WIN FOOTBALL GAMES!
(AND GET EVERYBODY FIRED)


Pillbug


There are few who can. The language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here

goldrush
Sep 27, 2005



Wow the bubble looks super exciting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArL7qtnEBHM


They've got cornhole, a basketball hoop, a Tim Horton's truck and some patio tables! It's exactly like the Alberta promo video

FBS
Apr 27, 2015





https://twitter.com/EricTrump/statu...976981103706112

nice going, idiots

Mind_Taker
May 7, 2007





goldrush
Sep 27, 2005



it's honestly gonna continue to take some doin' to get a bunch of Canadian, Scandinavian and Russian white dudes that grew up in privileged hockey academies to even begin to understand or care about this stuff in the same way the NBA or NFL player groups do.


oh yeah and not to mention the robotic uniformity and reluctance to "rock the boat" or take an individual stand in any way that's ingrained into the hockey culture. the NHL is perfectly vulnerable to being appropriated politically by dipshits like Trump because of this.

goldrush fucked around with this message at 01:00 on Jul 31, 2020

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

~~ smooches ~~



turns out his first name is spelled with three Ks

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




Shut it down.

Carver
Jan 14, 2003



https://twitter.com/mattyports/stat...8956068865?s=20

FBS
Apr 27, 2015





I looked for a picture of that hat online to do a dumb photoshop but I couldn't find it

where do you even get a hat like that

FBS
Apr 27, 2015





in happier news here's a twitter meme that died like four days ago

https://twitter.com/AlexNovet/statu...971852958912513

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



FBS posted:

I looked for a picture of that hat online to do a dumb photoshop but I couldn't find it

where do you even get a hat like that

The Boston PD probably gave them to the team.

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..


Ah yes, the old "I did not make a point of supporting fascism, I just do so as a matter of course" defence.

Furnaceface
Oct 21, 2004




goldrush posted:

it's honestly gonna continue to take some doin' to get a bunch of Canadian, Scandinavian and Russian white dudes that grew up in privileged hockey academies to even begin to understand or care about this stuff in the same way the NBA or NFL player groups do.


oh yeah and not to mention the robotic uniformity and reluctance to "rock the boat" or take an individual stand in any way that's ingrained into the hockey culture. the NHL is perfectly vulnerable to being appropriated politically by dipshits like Trump because of this.

That just reminds me of that time Toews put out a pretty harmless post/letter talking about climate change and him supporting various climate activists and hockey media and the old boys club turned on him so hard he never did anything like it again.

Koopa Kid
Aug 21, 2007



FBS posted:

in happier news here's a twitter meme that died like four days ago

https://twitter.com/AlexNovet/statu...971852958912513

I like it

Spelling Mitsake
Oct 4, 2007


Furnaceface posted:

That just reminds me of that time Toews put out a pretty harmless post/letter talking about climate change and him supporting various climate activists and hockey media and the old boys club turned on him so hard he never did anything like it again.

https://twitter.com/samanthacp_/sta...548575128383489

Well, he did post this recently (and it rocks).

goldrush
Sep 27, 2005



Furnaceface posted:

That just reminds me of that time Toews put out a pretty harmless post/letter talking about climate change and him supporting various climate activists and hockey media and the old boys club turned on him so hard he never did anything like it again.

speaking of which,


https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1..._medium=twitter

quote:

Evander Kane: NHL 'has made no effort to support its own Black players'

Brandon Maron
Icon Sportswire / Getty

Since the Hockey Diversity Alliance formed a bit over a month ago, Evander Kane says the group has been unable to find common ground with the NHL in its discussions.

"The NHL can put ‘Black Lives Matter’ all over the rink, shout ‘Black Lives Matter’ from the mountains,” the San Jose Sharks forward said, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. "No matter what they do or say, it’s all going to fall on deaf ears with me and every other person in the HDA because the league has made no effort to support its own Black players.”

Kane, Akim Aliu, Trevor Daley, Anthony Duclair, Matt Dumba, Nazem Kadri, Wayne Simmonds, Chris Stewart, and Joel Ward all helped create the organization.

The HDA has presented ways the league can help the cause to the NHL over the past few weeks, but they have yet to agree on anything, and discussions remain ongoing, Kane said.

The 28-year-old added that the HDA and NHL met over a Zoom call on Wednesday and that it was "pretty hostile at times."

Kane criticized the league's upcoming #WeSkateFor initiative that will roll out when games resume on Aug. 1. The NHL's plan revolves around several issues and causes that encompass the Black community, LGBTQ community, frontline workers, and many others.

"We support all of those issues and we always have. But this is the NHL’s campaign to talk about our issue," Kane added.

"They’re trying to wrap all of these separate issues – including mental health, LGTBQ, women’s rights, everything – into one when our message is about racism. It completely yet again misses the mark and is so out of touch with what we’re talking about."

The NHL's senior vice president of social impact Kim Davis responded to this by saying, "Until you see how the treatment of anti-racism and ‘Black Lives’ actually rolls out on Saturday, it’s probably premature to judge how effectively we deliver the message, and whether we’ve ‘missed the mark.'"

Earlier on Thursday the HDA released a video that included a number of star athletes from across all sports leagues such as Patrick Mahomes, Brooks Koepka, and Connor McDavid expressing their support for the organization:

https://twitter.com/TheOfficialHDA/...914481456664576

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004



https://twitter.com/TheReplayGuy/st...2442633217?s=20

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Yeah, that wasn't even trying to get low.

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004



Pasta confirmed his Tom Wilson tweet is really him, but wouldn’t elaborate further. Suspicion is that he lost a bet due to bubble shenanigans.

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

goldrush posted:

it's honestly gonna continue to take some doin' to get a bunch of Canadian, Scandinavian and Russian white dudes that grew up in privileged hockey academies to even begin to understand or care about this stuff in the same way the NBA or NFL player groups do.


oh yeah and not to mention the robotic uniformity and reluctance to "rock the boat" or take an individual stand in any way that's ingrained into the hockey culture. the NHL is perfectly vulnerable to being appropriated politically by dipshits like Trump because of this.

lol remember 2 months ago when they all released statements saying “I can’t imagine” and “I am listening” and whatever else the statements were.

Less than 2 months later , basically nothing has changed.

Chad Sexington
May 26, 2005

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

Cartoon Man posted:

Pasta confirmed his Tom Wilson tweet is really him, but wouldn’t elaborate further. Suspicion is that he lost a bet due to bubble shenanigans.

that owns

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/chartinghockey/...5818255360?s=21

SilvergunSuperman
Aug 6, 2010




Leaning into self depreciating humour would be a wise choice for that little shitweasel.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



SilvergunSuperman posted:

Leaning into self depreciating humour would be a wise choice for that little shitweasel.

He has been for a while, tbh. He was basically egging on the crowd in Philadelphia when he came out at the start of the draft a few years back.

Koth
Jul 1, 2005


goldrush posted:

it's honestly gonna continue to take some doin' to get a bunch of Canadian, Scandinavian and Russian white dudes that grew up in privileged hockey academies to even begin to understand or care about this stuff in the same way the NBA or NFL player groups do.


oh yeah and not to mention the robotic uniformity and reluctance to "rock the boat" or take an individual stand in any way that's ingrained into the hockey culture. the NHL is perfectly vulnerable to being appropriated politically by dipshits like Trump because of this.

This is very true, and it's very sad.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007





Don't make me like Bettman even just a smidge

Spelling Mitsake
Oct 4, 2007


I want a "gently caress the refs" chant

kalensc
Sep 10, 2003

Unexpected benefit: I'm having much more fun now.

Really.


If Bettman can pull off anything close to this sort of "yeah I'm a heel, and I love it" attitude then I'd begrudgingly like him for a minute.

Heck he'd solidify his place as 2nd best commish of the 4 major sports.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Gun Saliva

Spelling Mitsake posted:

I want a "gently caress the refs" chant

Same, on loop throughout the playoffs.

clean ayers act
Aug 13, 2007

How do I shot puck!?

My expectations for the NHL when it comes to social justice issues is pretty low but i didn't see "falling short of NASCAR" to be in the cards

Gunjin
Apr 27, 2004

Om nom nom

There should be a “ref you suck” button that a coach or team captain can hit when they think the call is bad and have it flood the arena with chants for 2-3 minutes. But it’s like a coaches challenge, you don’t want to blow your chant too early or you might not have it for a lovely boarding no call in the third period.

yellowcar
Feb 14, 2010

~~ smooches ~~


Spelling Mitsake posted:

I want a "gently caress the refs" chant

same but with that audio from that legendary chirping tavares got in his first game against the isles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0L3F5bwV7I

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



yellowcar posted:

same but with that audio from that legendary chirping tavares got in his first game against the isles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0L3F5bwV7I

This is still hilarious and reminds me of how badly I wanted the Isles to stay at Nassau forever and a "No Free Vodka/Dental" chant when Panarin came back to Columbus.

e- It's even better from the crowd POV. There's a dude at about 1:10 wearing a Leafs hat, which didn't seem right when he was chanting along with the Isles fans until I saw he had a pacifier and Teddy Bear and realized he went all in on the Baby Tavares thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFP3Wdt0ezU

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at 22:04 on Jul 31, 2020

Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/st...317269562994688

Things continue looking good coronavirus-wise.

ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007



yellowcar posted:

same but with that audio from that legendary chirping tavares got in his first game against the isles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0L3F5bwV7I

This reminded me that the Islanders retired Butch Goring's number this year, a guy who played 5 seasons with the team peaking at 60 points, entirely to spite Tavares because they were both #91.

Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



https://twitter.com/frank_seravalli...334633276952576

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Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004



https://www.nbcsports.com/washingto...afety-protocols

Here’s what happens with no bubble. I gotta hand it to the NHL, their method seems to be working so far. I still think some knuckleheads are gonna screw it up, but we’ll see.

The NFL is hosed though...

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