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Jan. 5, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Posts: 11418
Joined: June 4, 2008

Holy shit, I’m glad I’m not a betting man. But I am thankful the Oilers are sucking to save me the ribbing from my friends.

That, and it’s a crying shame Chris Cuthbert isn’t calling games.

Jan. 7, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
Posts: 725
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

how exhausting (physically, mentally, emotionally) would it be to be Connor McDavid....  he handles the media well but it's gotta suck, money be damned.

Jan. 9, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 9, 2018

too bad to hear that

May 16, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
Posts: 969
Joined: March 18, 2017

Remember when it was just a hockey game and not some preforming arts spectacle beforehand?

May 16, 2018, 9:05 p.m.
Posts: 5697
Joined: April 10, 2005

Bring back Howie Meeker & Dick Irvin. Brian McFarlane & Dave Hodge. Old school.

May 16, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
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Joined: May 23, 2006

Posted by: Stuminator

Dave Hodge.

Canadian television can't countenance pencil flippers.

May 16, 2018, 11:42 p.m.
Posts: 1534
Joined: Feb. 26, 2015

Jets series is some pretty good end to end hockey. Havent seen that in a while.

May 17, 2018, 6 p.m.
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Joined: April 10, 2005

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: Stuminator

Dave Hodge.

Canadian television can't countenance pencil flippers.

That is a classic clip. He paid for that criticism didn't he?

May 22, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Posts: 14149
Joined: Dec. 30, 2002

If the Capitals keep the physicality up for game7, one would think they'd win again. I'm pulling for them and not just Ovie.

I havent been following the league much this year so I'm still trying to figure out who exactly is on Vegas.

May 22, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 6, 2009

I think it is hilarious that 6 of Vegas' top 10 scorers in the regular season were specifically packaged with other picks/trades by their GMs to ensure that Vegas would take them off their hands in the draft. 

As good as Vegas has played, the playoff's have been all Fleury.

May 22, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 30, 2002

Posted by: PaulB

I think it is hilarious that 6 of Vegas' top 10 scorers in the regular season were specifically packaged with other picks/trades by their GMs to ensure that Vegas would take them off their hands in the draft.

As good as Vegas has played, the playoff's have been all Fleury.

Interesting b/c all I've heard about how Vegas put the team together, the league will not be doing the next lottery draft the same way. And does Fleury have something to prove b/c I dont remember him being this good in Pittsburgh but I'll chalk that up to either the Luongo effect or Canucks effect - where the Canucks played better in front of their back up, Fleury had some big names in front of him in Pitts.

May 22, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 6, 2009

Pittsburgh let Fleury go because they were betting the future on Murray and Fleury did not want to be a backup.  He was pretty handy to have around in the first two rounds last year when Murray injured himself in the warmup of their first playoff game.

The league has already said the draft for Seattle will be almost identical in format.  I expect the GMs will be more careful about who they don't protect, and it is unlikely that a goalie as good as Fleury will be available.  Would not bet on the Cup being paraded in the Emerald CIty anytime soon.

May 22, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
Posts: 461
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

one thing to consider is that Vegas had the same entry draft as in previous expansion years but this time round they were the only team, so they were able to take the best selection from each team they drafted from. basically their odds of getting decent players was way higher than it should have been and hence part of the reason for their success.

May 22, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
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Joined: April 10, 2005

A lot of Canadians on the Vegas roster with a number of them, ironically enough, hailing from Winterpeg.

May 22, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
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Joined: May 23, 2006

Posted by: Stuminator

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: Stuminator

Dave Hodge.

Canadian television can't countenance pencil flippers.

That is a classic clip. He paid for that criticism didn't he?

Isn't that why we got Ron McLean?

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