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Otis Reddit
Nov 14, 2006


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Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
don't have a crap attack.


The Golden Man posted:

Nah tikkanen just loving ruled

From the last thread about Gretzky assisting on the other 3 Edmonton guys in the top-5 of fastest shorthanded goals.

Tikkanen did it during the season Gretzky had just gotten traded to LA. Tikkanen's two goals were assisted by Kurri (and a second-assist on one of them by Lowe). Tikkanen just loving ruled.

e: Pat Hughes 2 SHG were not assisted by Gretzky, either. And only 1 of Messier's SHG was assisted by Gretzky (the other by Coffey).

Twin Cinema fucked around with this message at 13:36 on Apr 1, 2021

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



hockey is dumb and bad and pain

Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

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



DJExile posted:

hockey is dumb and bad and pain

https://twitter.com/patmakesart/status/1371472092634431488

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007




Pat is so good

deedee megadoodoo
Sep 28, 2000
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one to Flavortown, and that has made all the difference.




Oven Wrangler

Flyers bad.

The Golden Man
Aug 4, 2007



Twin Cinema posted:

From the last thread about Gretzky assisting on the other 3 Edmonton guys in the top-5 of fastest shorthanded goals.

Tikkanen did it during the season Gretzky had just gotten traded to LA. Tikkanen's two goals were assisted by Kurri (and a second-assist on one of them by Lowe). Tikkanen just loving ruled.

e: Pat Hughes 2 SHG were not assisted by Gretzky, either. And only 1 of Messier's SHG was assisted by Gretzky (the other by Coffey).

I was born in the 70s in Edmonton & grew up there & we had season tickets since the Oilers were in the WHA - the only Oilers sweater I ever had until I was 20-something was a Tikkanen sweater he loving ruled so hard

Nocheez
Sep 5, 2000

Can you spare a little cheddar?


Nap Ghost


Where would you rank them, on a scale of 1 to dogshit-garbage?

triple sulk
Sep 17, 2014





The Philadelphia Flyers are dogshit garbage

triple sulk
Sep 17, 2014





In order to be a better use of time, r/Flyers is now about UFOs

Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



https://twitter.com/StatsCentre/status/1377479955630731265?s=19

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


A brand new early-90s expansion team, two teams that ceased to exist a few years later, and The Philadelphia Flyers.

Blackbelt Bobman
Jul 17, 2004

I don't need friends! I've been
manipulatin' you since the start!
All so I can something,
something X-Blade!




Reposting these from last night:

https://twitter.com/wingreviewz/status/1377426042835492870?s=21

https://twitter.com/conorryan_93/status/1377477321167360002?s=21

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



The Golden Man posted:

I was born in the 70s in Edmonton & grew up there & we had season tickets since the Oilers were in the WHA - the only Oilers sweater I ever had until I was 20-something was a Tikkanen sweater he loving ruled so hard

My favorite thing about him is that when he would play D and cover his assignment, he'd annoy them by speaking a made up language. I originally assumed it was Finnish and NHL guys just didn't know the difference Kurri said it wasn't.

shyduck
Oct 3, 2003




Flyers haven't given up a goal yet this month

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



shyduck posted:

Flyers haven't given up a goal yet this month

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



DGB posted:

But then you get to rule 80, and you find a rare case of the rulebook being ahead of the game. They’ve already figured out how to handle a play that’s literally never happened because nobody in the league is capable of pulling it off. But somebody will someday, and the NHL is ready for them.

The play in question is the use of a lacrosse-style puck whip during a breakaway. We’ve seen a version of that move from behind the net, although even that remains exceedingly rare, and understandably so. It’s hard enough to pull off when you get to start off standing still behind a goalie’s back; it would be an entirely new level of difficulty to do it when you’re moving toward him with speed. Not impossible — if you check social media, you can find clips of various kids and amateurs pulling it off, almost always in practice or exhibitions. It will make its way to the NHL someday.

So when it does, will it be legal?

Yes, as it turns out, although with an important caveat. As described in Rule 80.1 and reinforced in rule 24.2, lacrosse-style moves are legal as long as the puck never goes above a player’s shoulder and isn’t above the crossbar on release. Either of those would trigger the high-sticking the puck rule, and cause the play to be blown dead (on a breakaway) or the attempt to be disqualified (on a penalty shot or shootout).

80.1: … Cradling the puck on the blade of the stick (like lacrosse) above the normal height of the shoulders shall be prohibited and a stoppage of play shall result. If this is done by a player on a penalty shot or shootout attempt, the shot shall be stopped immediately and considered complete.

In other words, it’s still high-sticking, even if you maintain control of the puck in the air. That’s a weird sentence that wouldn’t have made any sense even if a few years ago but does now. And for once, the NHL rulebook is ahead of the game.

oh man I can't wait

ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007



DJExile posted:

hockey is dumb and bad and pain

I've been doing a lot of thinking on this subject in recent years and came to the conclusion that I, and many others, actually deserve it.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



DJExile posted:

oh man I can't wait

Wahlstrom did it when he was a kid, though he lifts it above his shoulders. I'm assuming youth levels probably use the crossbar, or just don't care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1USRRFzwR04

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Aphrodite posted:

Wahlstrom did it when he was a kid, though he lifts it above his shoulders. I'm assuming youth levels probably use the crossbar, or just don't care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1USRRFzwR04

Yeah I think youth leagues just go by boards/crossbar height because kids' heights can range pretty widely.

Cocaine Bear
Nov 4, 2011




Stars gonna make the playoffs this year



lol, got you! April fools!

Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



In the spirit of April Fool's Day, I hope some NHL GMs make some dumb trades today

ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007



Kilza posted:

In the spirit of April Fool's Day, I hope some NHL GMs make some dumb trades today

We're all the April fools because the pandemic has given GMs the enduring excuse to do absolutely nothing at all they've been searching for since time immemorial. Get used to "flat cap," "expansion draft uncertainty," "the most complicated deadline we've seen," and "financial constraints" given as reasons as to why they can't do their job for the next 4-6 years.

pseudodragon
Jun 16, 2007




Twin Cinema posted:

e: Pat Hughes 2 SHG were not assisted by Gretzky, either. And only 1 of Messier's SHG was assisted by Gretzky (the other by Coffey).

Coffey/Mess/Gretzky on the PK seems unfair. Also makes me kinda sad there wasn’t 3-on-3 OT because the 30 seconds every Oiler OT lasted would have been crazy fun.

Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/1377646564425003010

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



https://twitter.com/FlaPanthers/status/1377644744382279681?s=20

https://twitter.com/JamesonCoop/status/1377645099664998403?s=20

Rumor from yesterday confirmed.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007




"The DoPS would like to add they appreciated MacKinnon's form and accuracy"

Jhet
Jun 3, 2013


Oh, all the former Fox Sports channels already did their April Fools joke. By replacing their graphics with something that looks like a teenager in 1995 made it. There's a grey bar that just runs across the bottom 1/10th of the screen with nothing on it and they think they're espn now with spoiling results on a bar that takes up another 1/10th of the screen. It's just so bad to look at and it's distracting.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Jhet posted:

Oh, all the former Fox Sports channels already did their April Fools joke. By replacing their graphics with something that looks like a teenager in 1995 made it. There's a grey bar that just runs across the bottom 1/10th of the screen with nothing on it and they think they're espn now with spoiling results on a bar that takes up another 1/10th of the screen. It's just so bad to look at and it's distracting.

It's a way to distract us from the seething hatred of their stupid name and the mandated propaganda they spread during ad breaks.

Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1377653034793250829

Jhet
Jun 3, 2013


EL BROMANCE posted:

It's a way to distract us from the seething hatred of their stupid name and the mandated propaganda they spread during ad breaks.

I get that they want to make money from naming things. Fine.

But why are you putting it in the way of what people are paying to watch. Oh that’s right. Same reason it looks like a teenager did the graphic design. They have no idea what they’re doing.

Good Soldier Svejk
Jul 5, 2010

Great times call for great men




gently caress give me Ennis or Gusev

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.


If I were MacKinnon, I'd be budgeting out how many times I can toss a helmet at a dude per game and still live in my mansion.

fawning deference
Jul 4, 2018


Wow Gusev being waived!

rex rabidorum vires
Mar 26, 2007



Good Soldier Svejk posted:

gently caress give me Ennis or Gusev

Pass. Gusev is 4.5 per and is Ennis moving the Pens bottom 6 that much?

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



https://twitter.com/flyerswitch/status/1377666865447759874

I need that King Duckshark logo on a hat and 2 shirts post haste

mcmagic
Jul 1, 2004



fawning deference posted:

Wow Gusev being waived!

What a loving dud that ended up as.

Cocaine Bear
Nov 4, 2011




Big "kill me, please" energy from the California King duckshark

Blackbelt Bobman
Jul 17, 2004

I don't need friends! I've been
manipulatin' you since the start!
All so I can something,
something X-Blade!




https://twitter.com/tictactomar/status/1377446055348994048?s=21

Just let us be happy for once this season!

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Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIČRE IN ME


El Gallinero Gros posted:

My favorite thing about him is that when he would play D and cover his assignment, he'd annoy them by speaking a made up language. I originally assumed it was Finnish and NHL guys just didn't know the difference Kurri said it wasn't.

Famously, even the Finnish players had no idea what Tikkanen was saying most of the time.

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