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March 11, 2020, 11:08 p.m.
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Just read this trivia on Sportsnet:

The Stanley Cup has only seen two seasons where it wasn’t awarded: In 2004-05, because of a yearlong lockout, and 1918-19, because of the Spanish flu.

March 12, 2020, 12:41 a.m.
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A high level Italian soccer player tested positive (Juventus player named Rugani).  They were already playing games with no fans for the last couple weeks.

March 12, 2020, 12:46 a.m.
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Posted by: PaulB

Just read this trivia on Sportsnet:

The Stanley Cup has only seen two seasons where it wasn’t awarded: In 2004-05, because of a yearlong lockout, and 1918-19, because of the Spanish flu.

Funny that they call it the Spanish Flu when it didn't originate there; the Spanish were just the first to not hide reports of there incidents of the H1N1 virus.


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Aug. 15, 2020, 11:21 a.m.
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I'm impressed that the NHL has managed to make this happen so smoothly (though the cost must be staggering), and the hockey has been pretty good. That the Canucks are playing well is a nice bonus.

Not sure how they're going to pull off a regular season without it becoming a gong show like MLB.


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Aug. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
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So I'm enjoying the game being called in Punjabi here tonight because a buncha' neantherdals couldn't even run an envelope opening machine. ffs......

Aug. 23, 2020, 10:33 p.m.
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Didn't really need any audio for that game....watching Vegas slam 'Nucks through the boards and score a bunch of goals was pretty self-explanatory.

Aug. 24, 2020, 8:31 a.m.
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Posted by: PaulB

Just read this trivia on Sportsnet:

The Stanley Cup has only seen two seasons where it wasn’t awarded: In 2004-05, because of a yearlong lockout, and 1918-19, because of the Spanish flu.

I read that they tried to play that season but some players died and they abandoned it, hopefully goes better this time

Aug. 24, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
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Posted by: PaulB

Didn't really need any audio for that game....watching Vegas slam 'Nucks through the boards and score a bunch of goals was pretty self-explanatory.

Nucks are out muscled and have less talent on the ice...  going to be a quick series.  Always next year eh....

Aug. 24, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
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It’s only one game. Vegas also had five days off. 

Don’t sprain your ankle.

Aug. 24, 2020, 7:03 p.m.
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Having Myers back should help.

Aug. 24, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
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Sending out an APB for Zac MacEwan!


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Aug. 25, 2020, 9:19 p.m.
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Posted by: LoamtoHome

Posted by: PaulB

Didn't really need any audio for that game....watching Vegas slam 'Nucks through the boards and score a bunch of goals was pretty self-explanatory.

Nucks are out muscled and have less talent on the ice...  going to be a quick series.  Always next year eh....

Nope

Aug. 25, 2020, 10:52 p.m.
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That was a pretty good game, but blocking 40 shots per game isn't a sustainable strategy. Pettersson's goal was so nice.


 Last edited by: PaulB on Aug. 25, 2020, 10:53 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Aug. 26, 2020, 12:50 p.m.
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Canucks are going to win it this year. Everything else is so bizarre in 2020 might as well. Never thought they would ever win the cup.

Aug. 26, 2020, 6:42 p.m.
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Pretty sure I can guarantee Jacob is going to get paid.


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