Thread: NHL Part Four

CanadianMule - 7/12/2012 at 01:58 PM

It seems that the other thread has been closed off. I had hoped that we could hit 10000 posts but not meant to be I guess. Had considered it being called NHL Part Four Leafs Suck but keeping it family friendly.


lonomon - 7/12/2012 at 02:19 PM

LOL!

dig the new place


Stephen - 7/12/2012 at 02:26 PM

Thanks for getting it started James, yeah the gussied up site is cool -- yep will the North Stahz go Wild next year in MN w/the new players -- BROONZ


leafsfan - 7/12/2012 at 03:54 PM

You suck!!! Go Leafs Go!!!

I was just telling my kids the other day that the proper way to end the Cdn national Anthem is too state Go Leafs Go!!!!

I have done it for years (baseball games, football, wherever) but my kids are at that age (8 and 6) where they are starting to question some of their dad's actions.

Good times

[Edited on 7/12/2012 by leafsfan]


PhotoRon286 - 7/14/2012 at 09:56 PM

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posted on 4/3/2007 at 08:39 PM
Devils and Sens 0-0.

Wott did you expect with these two teams?





I started it five years ago, guess we had a good run.


CanadianMule - 7/15/2012 at 12:39 AM

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You suck!!! Go Leafs Go!!!

I was just telling my kids the other day that the proper way to end the Cdn national Anthem is too state Go Leafs Go!!!!

I have done it for years (baseball games, football, wherever) but my kids are at that age (8 and 6) where they are starting to question some of their dad's actions.

Good times

[Edited on 7/12/2012 by leafsfan]


There is hope for those kids. See right through Dad at an early age. And you raising them with a false sense of hope riding on those damn Leafs. Almost grounds for calling Children's Aid on you.

Yes Ron it was a good run.


skypup - 7/15/2012 at 08:42 PM

Go Lightning..!!!


PhotoRon286 - 7/16/2012 at 04:19 PM

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Go Lightning..!!!


New parent team of the Syracuse Crunch.


leafsfan - 7/16/2012 at 10:01 PM

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There is hope for those kids.


LOL, Ain't that the truth


CanadianMule - 7/18/2012 at 01:32 PM

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There is hope for those kids.


LOL, Ain't that the truth


I am sure they are turning out fine despite Da's influence. I can send along some Chicago/Buffalo hats and jersey if that will help.

Or if you want to keep a Canadian angle then I have a few Ottawa Senators shirts/jerseys that I can send along.


leafsfan - 7/18/2012 at 05:04 PM

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I am sure they are turning out fine despite Da's influence. I can send along some Chicago/Buffalo hats and jersey if that will help.

Or if you want to keep a Canadian angle then I have a few Ottawa Senators shirts/jerseys that I can send along.





As long as they don't cheer for the Canucks I am good.

Oh and never riding on a motorcycle, hanging out with guys that don't have a job or car. Hanging out with guys with donut holes in their ears and covered in tatoo's, Not calling when they need a ride at anytime, etc. etc. etc.


CanadianMule - 7/18/2012 at 05:32 PM

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I am sure they are turning out fine despite Da's influence. I can send along some Chicago/Buffalo hats and jersey if that will help.

Or if you want to keep a Canadian angle then I have a few Ottawa Senators shirts/jerseys that I can send along.





As long as they don't cheer for the Canucks I am good.

Oh and never riding on a motorcycle, hanging out with guys that don't have a job or car. Hanging out with guys with donut holes in their ears and covered in tatoo's, Not calling when they need a ride at anytime, etc. etc. etc.


You must have met my daughter's boyfriend. Good call on your part. Ship already sailed for me. I must have been very evil in a previous life.


lonomon - 7/19/2012 at 02:29 PM

Flyers reportedly sign Shea Weber to a 14 yr $100 million contract

Nashville has 7 days to respond



CanadianMule - 7/19/2012 at 02:54 PM

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Flyers reportedly sign Shea Weber to a 14 yr $100 million contract

Nashville has 7 days to respond





Personally I would take all the draft picks but with what has happened to the team and the current state, they have to match it.

Calling all Jack's - hope he finds the new thread. A little concerned as it is not lie him to stay away so long. Hope all is well in Jack's world.


leafsfan - 7/20/2012 at 03:45 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dca_pS9bQE0

This is awesome. If you know your leaf history its even better or sadder.


CanadianMule - 7/20/2012 at 04:14 AM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dca_pS9bQE0

This is awesome. If you know your leaf history its even better or sadder.


That was funny and somehow sad too. Nobody is better at bashing the Leafs than a Leafs fan.


ABBcujo - 7/20/2012 at 10:52 AM

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Flyers reportedly sign Shea Weber to a 14 yr $100 million contract

Nashville has 7 days to respond





Personally I would take all the draft picks but with what has happened to the team and the current state, they have to match it.

Calling all Jack's - hope he finds the new thread. A little concerned as it is not lie him to stay away so long. Hope all is well in Jack's world.


Top paid player after Pekka Rinne (7 mil) I believe is around 4 mil (Legwand?)

I too would take the draft picks because it also includes your own draft picks. Who wouldn't want to have at least 2 picks in first round?


CanadianMule - 7/20/2012 at 12:22 PM

Fisher must be 4 million + also.

Some teams would jump at the picks but Nashville has to be careful that season ticket holders don't start walking. Guys like Weber and Nash are great players but have won nothing and proved nothing.

Buffalo years ago matched Edmonton's offer to Vanek. Had they passed and picked up the draft picks, all those upcoming young stars on Edmonton would now be Sabres. Easy to look back but I wasn't happen when Buffalo matched. Now any sane GM would trade Vanek for any one of those stars, let alone all of them.


leafsfan - 7/20/2012 at 05:45 PM

Globe and Mail suggested that Nashville should match Flyers offer then trade Weber to highest bidder. Flyers picks are going to suck with Webber in thier lineup.

Picks will be in 24-30 range as Weber will make Flyers a juggernaut.

He wants to go to Detroit, San Jose and possibly Vancouver. Those teams should have some young proven assests that would help Nashville.


CanadianMule - 7/21/2012 at 02:00 AM

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Globe and Mail suggested that Nashville should match Flyers offer then trade Weber to highest bidder. Flyers picks are going to suck with Webber in thier lineup.

Picks will be in 24-30 range as Weber will make Flyers a juggernaut.

He wants to go to Detroit, San Jose and possibly Vancouver. Those teams should have some young proven assests that would help Nashville.




Didn't quite get it but they were saying that if they match then he can't be traded for a year and if Philly signs him then the same applies. Must be something in the collective bargaining agreement. Maybe I misunderstood but they discussed it for quite a while and trade wasn't an option.


ABBcujo - 7/23/2012 at 07:13 PM

Huge news, via TSN’s Darren Dreger — Rick Nash has been traded by the Blue Jackets to the Rangers.

Heading to Columbus is Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first-round pick.

New York had been considered the favorite to land Nash, but until now the two teams had been unable to agree on the package that would go to Columbus.

“If we do complete a trade, we’re trading out a 30 to 40 goal scorer,” Jackets GM Scott Howson said prior to the trade. “Defense is probably the strongest part of our team if we look at it today, so we’re looking to get some NHL forwards back first and foremost.”

Howson got his wish by acquiring two NHL forwards in Anisimov and Dubinsky. However, he was unable to pry the likes of Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan or Ryan McDonagh from Rangers GM Glen Sather.

Damn.....


dougrhon - 7/23/2012 at 09:10 PM

A great deal for the Rangers. Sather's patience pays off.


CanadianMule - 7/24/2012 at 09:47 PM

Howson used to work for Sather and after that deal, he will be again soon. Nash had his hands tied as for the teams he would go to but that was a terrible deal for Columbus. GMs lose jobs for that. Great deal for the NYR.


dougrhon - 7/25/2012 at 04:28 PM

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Howson used to work for Sather and after that deal, he will be again soon. Nash had his hands tied as for the teams he would go to but that was a terrible deal for Columbus. GMs lose jobs for that. Great deal for the NYR.


It was a great deal for the Rangers but Howson had no real choice as Nash had demanded a trade and then limited who he would be willing to go to.


CanadianMule - 8/18/2012 at 06:46 AM

Hockey Lock Out Bump

Hate when these guys mess with the game and pools.

Hope all is well with our friend Jack. I noticed that he actually hasn't posted since well before the playoffs. Not like him at all. Hope he is just taking a break. I need his annual hockey pool donation.


leafsfan - 8/26/2012 at 03:56 PM

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/video/player/nhl/Y_Sports_NHL/29758096#nhl/Y_Spo rts_NHL/29758096

AS I stated on Ron's FB page, This is going to hurt. See link and listen.


PhotoRon286 - 8/26/2012 at 04:19 PM

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http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/video/player/nhl/Y_Sports_NHL/29758096#nhl/Y_Spo rts_NHL/29758096

AS I stated on Ron's FB page, This is going to hurt. See link and listen.


Glad I saw that after brunch and not before.


skypup - 8/26/2012 at 05:40 PM

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http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/video/player/nhl/Y_Sports_NHL/29758096#nhl/Y_Spo rts_NHL/29758096

AS I stated on Ron's FB page, This is going to hurt. See link and listen.


Glad I saw that after brunch and not before.


Buttman saw a lot of good shows, but he's still a d*ckhead.


PhotoRon286 - 8/27/2012 at 01:41 AM

Any random Canadian on the streets of Toronto could do a better job.

And every third person in Buffalo.


CanadianMule - 8/27/2012 at 02:07 PM

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Any random Canadian on the streets of Toronto could do a better job.

And every third person in Buffalo.


Bite your tongue. Toronto is the only place in Canada where you won't find someone capable.

No seriously. If we were talking about cricket or soccer than Toronto might be your place but hockey? You would need some actual Canadians living in Toronto for that to happen.


PhotoRon286 - 8/27/2012 at 04:28 PM

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Any random Canadian on the streets of Toronto could do a better job.

And every third person in Buffalo.


Bite your tongue. Toronto is the only place in Canada where you won't find someone capable.

No seriously. If we were talking about cricket or soccer than Toronto might be your place but hockey? You would need some actual Canadians living in Toronto for that to happen.


Sorry.

I have trouble spelling Saschatuan.


leafsfan - 8/27/2012 at 10:20 PM



Riders 3 and 5 so far this year. The crops are good but the riders are not!!!


ksmiles55 - 8/31/2012 at 12:12 AM

GO HAWKS!!!! cant wait for hockey season, so glad the off season is so short. the few months without hockey are filled with concerts and music festivals for me, have to have a way of taking my mind off of that first round exit this year


Bhawk - 9/19/2012 at 12:03 AM


PhotoRon286 - 9/19/2012 at 12:42 AM

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gary assclown buttman strikes again.


lonomon - 9/19/2012 at 12:36 PM

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Funny






CanadianMule - 9/19/2012 at 01:16 PM

Imagine the day when sports fans/season ticket holders go on strike.

Every athlete in every sport would do the same thing for $100,000 a year. Instead the fans give them miliions and they all complain?

Messes up the pools damn it!

Will have a box pool ready to go though. Leafsfan has already paid for this season. Goona lose that $10 if it goes the season, Mike.

Gives Lee a chance to get that Loonie also.

Still on the look out for Jack. Hope and pray that all is well with him. Didn't post during the playoffs and not since Feb.


leafsfan - 9/20/2012 at 03:52 AM

Hey Cmule, I sent a message to a friend of Jacks I met on FB. I will let you know what I hear.


CanadianMule - 9/20/2012 at 04:55 AM

Thanks Mike!

Jack is a long time member, class act and great guy. Not to mention an annual donator to the hockey pool.

Maybe you two going back and forth last season tired him out.

Missed having lunch today with my Dad and former Leaf Fleming MacKell. Old friend and former team mate of my Dad. Before our time but any Leaf that won two cups makes him a legend.
Would have been great to hear the old stories but have a feeling that I have heard many a few hundred times.


CanadianMule - 9/20/2012 at 05:00 AM

Not sure why lonomon's Clapton pics are in my signature?


lonomon - 9/20/2012 at 12:32 PM

because they're so cool?




CanadianMule - 9/20/2012 at 01:19 PM

People might figure out that we are the same person now. Your reputation is going downhill.


CanadianMule - 9/20/2012 at 01:20 PM

It only happens in this thread.


lonomon - 9/20/2012 at 01:24 PM

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People might figure out that we are the same person now. Your reputation is going downhill.



only if I jump in on the plethora of TTB threads ...



CanadianMule - 9/20/2012 at 06:09 PM

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People might figure out that we are the same person now. Your reputation is going downhill.



only if I jump in on the plethora of TTB threads ...





We will have to start arguing to really confuse the masses.


sixty8 - 9/20/2012 at 07:54 PM

Fu*k the owners!!!!!! Fu*k the players!!!!!!! Fu_k Bettman!!!!! Fu_k the NHL!!!!!!!!!

I stopped going to games live after the last work stoppage!(was a 10 to 15 game attendee before that) They can stay out as long as they want. Maybe this time I will stop watching and paying attention to their product altogether if they don't end this bull$hit fast. The owners and the players aren't getting hurt at all by any of this nonsense. Can't figure out how to divvy up their huge cash pie while lower workers for teams and at arenas lose their incomes??? What a bunch of morons!!!!!! Then in the end when the owners concede and give the players more the fans will be left to pick up the tab in the form of higher ticket prices that are already brutally overpriced. Eff them!!!!! Call me when it is over and I will decide if I want to watch these selfish clowns.


CanadianMule - 9/21/2012 at 04:17 AM

Hard to argue much of that for sure. All athletes are far over paid and we are the suckers that make it possible. If someone could organize the fans and season ticket holders of all major sports, what a day that would be. Will never happen but would end all the greed.

The lockout does hurt some in a huge way though. Sure some guys make millions and have long careers. But some make minimum or close and they have 2-3 year careers. This money sets them up for life. Losing a 1/3 is devastating in the long run. These are also players with little influence and can't speak out against the multi-million guys.

But this will get settled. Too much revenue to be lost. Give up on the NHL is not in the Canadian mindset.

Have to have something to watch in our igloos in the winter.


CanadianMule - 9/21/2012 at 06:37 AM

I am somehow feeling an urge to see a Flyers game.


CanadianMule - 9/21/2012 at 07:00 AM

Just got the saddest news from Leafsfan. Appreciate you finding out this sad news even if I hated reading it.

"Sad news Mike, Jack Learment passed away last February, forget the exact date. He was , apparently, fighting liver cancer. He told only a few people, felt terrible on a Wednesday, hospital on the Thursday...passed away on the Friday. There was no service, or even an official announcement, as per his wishes..."

I was afraid of that. Quiting is not a Canadian trait so I knew Jack would never walk away from this site.

Jack goes back to the old site around here and was as kind, friendly and caring as any that I have met here. Our last few messages were him being concerned for me and health issues. His concern and advice were a great support. Worried about me!

He loved the ABB and hockey at all levels. Made his annual donations to the pool and stuck with those Red Wings to the end everytime win or lose. Will enter his two teams this year in his honor and maybe he will finally win.

Will miss you Jack and the NHL thread will never be the same without you. Instant Hall Of Famer! Damn Cancer Sucks!


lonomon - 9/21/2012 at 12:27 PM

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I am somehow feeling an urge to see a Flyers game.




lonomon - 9/21/2012 at 12:28 PM

Damn.

Sorry to hear about Jack.

Indeed, cancer SUCKS.




Stephen - 9/21/2012 at 03:13 PM

Very sad to hear that about Jack. He hooked me up in trade with 2 of my favorite shows, the ABB 2005 London Ontario, and a killer DB&GS show as well

Jack would be spinning in his grave to see what the NHL is once again letting itself slide into -- the pits -- like Pete said, they're morons -- having learned nothing from the previous lost season...

RIP, brother


PhotoRon286 - 9/22/2012 at 10:44 PM

I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Jack's passing.

He was one of the first web site folks I met when we went to Toronto for the ABB in 2003.


Traded with him a few times, can't count the number of hockey chats.


Cancer sucks.


BigDaveOnBass - 9/22/2012 at 11:37 PM

I'm in shock! I had no idea about Jack. We met in Gadsden, AL one year when he came down for Jam For Duane. Man, this really sucks. Think I'll go have a beer in his honor. RIP Jack. I'll miss talking drag racing with you.


IPowrie - 9/23/2012 at 06:53 AM

So with what seems to be a lengthy look out a head what to do about not watching hockey. Me I'm looking forward to the last season of the CCHA . Really bummed about that league folding


CanadianMule - 9/23/2012 at 12:32 PM

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I'm in shock! I had no idea about Jack. We met in Gadsden, AL one year when he came down for Jam For Duane. Man, this really sucks. Think I'll go have a beer in his honor. RIP Jack. I'll miss talking drag racing with you.


Jack spoke highly of you also Dave and all those he met on that trip. We had talked about coming down with a group of us Canadians after everyones' health issues were cleaned up. Was also planning on visiting some family near Jack this winter and had talked about going to some junior hockey games with him.


bluedad - 9/23/2012 at 09:14 PM

Shocked and saddened at the news of Jack's passing. He was indeed one of the good ones.

I put some pictures of him over in the thread BDOB dedicated to him. I took them at The JFD 2007....


PhotoRon286 - 9/28/2012 at 02:34 AM


lonomon - 9/28/2012 at 05:16 PM

LMAO, Ron!



PhotoRon286 - 10/3/2012 at 12:14 AM

Stay on page one bump.


leafsfan - 10/3/2012 at 02:24 AM

Players exodus continues from the NHL as Scott Gomez signs with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. At least he picked a team to play for that has to fly to most of thier away games.

Leafs being slammed as per usual by Don Cherry for their shoddy treatment of Bazem Khadri.

No idea how a franchise can be run so poorly and create so much bad press even in a lockout. I know the Toronto press and the sports channels need a sound bite and a chance to over hype something but man take it from the Canucks or Habs once in a while.


Bhawk - 10/12/2012 at 01:04 PM

How about that Opening Night!

Huh?

Oh, yeah, that's right.

Aw, damn.

Bettman is such a stain.


CanadianMule - 10/12/2012 at 09:39 PM

On the bright side, all of our teams are still in the playoff race.

Watched a news story about the loss of revenues for local businesses and how people are being layed off or let go completely. Their salaries are peanuts compared to the millions lost for teams and players but the difference is that money feeds and shelters them and their families.

Every pro athlete who sign for 1/10th their salaries if no other option was available. The sports and entertainment industry is totally out of whack with reality.


Stephen - 10/13/2012 at 02:40 PM

THE FRENCH CONNECTION, IMMORTALIZED IN BUFFALO
Too bad the they unveiled it at the start of a non-season


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The French Connection is together again in Buffalo.

Forty years after Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Rick Martin first skated together on a forward line, the Sabres unveiled a statue honoring the trio in a ceremony Friday night outside First Niagara Center.

[+] EnlargeFrench Connection
AP Photo/Gary WiepertThe Sabres revealed a statue honoring Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Rick Martin -- the French Connection -- Friday. The trio scored 2,573 points in 2,396 games together.

The bronze statue, designed and constructed by sculptor Jerry McKenna, is based on a photograph taken by Ron Moscati during an April 1975 playoff victory over the Montreal Canadiens. The statue anchors the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Plaza.

The three French-Canadian players earned the famous nickname after the 1971 film of the same name. In 2,396 games with the Sabres from 1972-79, Perreault, Robert and Martin combined for 1,116 goals and 2,573 points.

The statue was unveiled after a brief video. A cheer of "Rick Martin Rules!" came from the crowd, noting the late winger. The honorees wore a pin bearing "Rico 7" in honor of Martin, who died March 13, 2011.

"It's incredible," said Cory Martin, the 26-year-old son of Rick Martin. "I'm still looking at it. You can see I can't take my eyes off it. I never got to see him play. I wasn't born when he was playing."

Perreault and Robert also mentioned their late teammate.

"Our mission here was to put a great show on the ice for the Buffalo fans," said Perreault, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. "The French Connection was something very special. We had some great years together. It's a great honor. It's a very special night. We sure miss Rico, but it's part of life."

Said Robert: "It's difficult. Every time there is something that involves Gilbert and I and we talk about the French Connection, he's missed. He was the one who brought this weather because this morning it didn't look too good."

Along with the statue, the plaza features five brick columns that are covered in plaques bearing the names of all 401 Sabres alumni. Each column represents a decade of Sabres history and they all support a pedestrian walkway, which features a pictorial display of players throughout the franchise's history.


leafsfan - 10/17/2012 at 10:42 PM

Not sure you folks down south can get the HNIC feed on NHL Network or through NBC Sports Channel but CBC is showing classic games every Saturday night. Folks are asked to vote on CBC for thier pick to be shown Saturday night.

Last Saturday was the Bruins at the Habs in 1979 SCup playoffs. The some would say infamous game where D. S. Cherry got burned for too many men on the ice in OT.

I watched the first period on PVR the other night and loved it. As a Toronto kid with Western Quebec roots it was tough not to cheer for the habs. It was great to watch the game, the fans we're going nuts, no signs on boards, no helmets, no steriod monkeys on the ice. Small guys survived.
Took me back in time to sitting in my grandparents farmhouse on freezing cold xmas season nights watching HNIC with my cousins.
This week they are showing the Flyers at Soviets in the 70's another classic.


fensranger - 10/19/2012 at 06:55 PM

am missing hockey already. Players seem a bit out of reality here. I dont think this sport makes that much money and several teams are in trouble big time. I dont know specifics of the plans but you know they will settle when it comes time for the season to be at risk. Until then, i guess there is no sense of urgency, similar to NBA last year. Hockey is a niche game that is the best sport to those of us who love it, but inconsequential to the rest of humanity. LOL


CanadianMule - 10/27/2012 at 05:40 AM

Unless you are Canadian where there are only two seasons in the year.

Lockouts/strikes throw off the balance.

Leaves you with time to wonder about things. Like does anybody really give a **** what is in those damned storage lockers? Any why are there 50 people there and only the same 4 **** s bid? Mostly though it is questions like who calls this reality?


Lee - 10/27/2012 at 11:49 AM

This thing sucks so bad. Players running off to Europe to play. Here in Chicago they actually had some event to promote the game at the United Center where the Hawks play and I'm thinking "WTF"?

How many labor issues can a sport have? Bummer...


CanadianMule - 10/28/2012 at 03:58 AM

Every major sport does the same thing and waits till after the previous contract is up to start dealing. Both sides think it gives them strength but it really only screws fans and costs them money. The concept of start dealing the year before seems to escape them all.

Stupid


Stephen - 11/9/2012 at 03:42 PM

Without an agreement at least by Thanksgivingtime there's no season -- they're making a lot of noise now about "3 straight days of face to face meetings!!" -- I'll believe what they're saying only when the puck drops, & even then...

Reading Derek Sanderson's new book, "Crossing the Line" -- not a bad read, but it seems Derek has gone English -- centers are "centres", defensemen are "defencemen" -- words like color, honor, favor -- all those ones have the English 'u' in them -- even the word "bloody" as in "bloody well right", is part of Derek's narrative.

Weird -- but I love the Turk & his story is compelling -- booze, blow, broads & the WHA contract rendered him delusional, but he conquered his demons, works and has a wife and 2 sons
can never get enough of the 1967-72 Big Bad Bruins era



[Edited on 11/9/2012 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 11/9/2012 at 03:56 PM

They really are making progress, Stephen.

As for Sanderson, he is Canadian and that is how we spell those words except for centre. He went French on that one.

Just thought of the perfect Christmas present for you. Gonna send you some footage of those classic Bruins that you love. Just have to pry it out of one of my friends. He is a lurker here so he will know that I am coming. He is a HUGE Bobby Orr fan and loves collecting classic hockey games.


Stephen - 11/9/2012 at 04:16 PM

Man that would be outta sight James!
we'll do a trade -- got lots of stuff myself, altho it's all on VCR tape so a little outdated -- have the last 2 periods of the Dec. 74/Jan. 75 BlackHawks game in which Turk was ejected for attacking the referee, then Orr & Espo were ejected at the end of the game -- Bobby Orr, one 1 good leg, was simply ridiculous in that game
But I can't get started bro, or I get hooked!

thanks for the headsup on the dialect too -- reread some of Derek's first book that I still have, "I've Got To Be Me" & those words were spelled the American way --
had his next book, "The Derek Sanderson Nobody Knows" from 1974 for awhile too, but long gone now...

They were saying in the negotiations that Friday's session would be crucial as to what the next few weeks would have in store -- we shall see -- I wish they'd listen to your comment about getting started on these talks a good year in advance, knowing they're coming down the road

Dang I can't stop from getting long-winded -- am uncomfortable with it -- thanks again bro


CanadianMule - 11/9/2012 at 04:25 PM

Will work on that for you, Stephen. He has some stuff that would just blow you away.

You two guys could spend hours talking about the Bruins of that era. As I mentioned, he likes to lurk around here sometimes so he will see this most likely and probably be the one to remind me. Not sure if he has the game that you mention but if not he would likely love to have it. We can also transfer that to DVD for you so you can have VHS and DVD of it.

I'll send you a PM after I talk to him.


CanadianMule - 11/9/2012 at 04:37 PM

I just got off the phone with a buddy who works at the station that calls the Sens games.

He said that his sources claim that they are close and just ironing out some of the final issues. Template in place for a 70 game season.

I think the most positive sign is that both sides have stayed away from discussing the meetings with the media. Usually a sign that they are getting close.


Stephen - 11/13/2012 at 03:41 PM

They're still talkin' bro, that's the main thing -- if they don't have an agreement by the end of the month tho...won't make for much of a season

Looks like the Turk is coming to the big screen -- according to a blurb in this morning's paper, they're going to make a movie of Derek Sanderson's life, mainly, the blurb says, centered around his friendship with Bobby Orr

Hopefully Derek gets a good chunk of change out of the whole thing, he deserves it.


ABBcujo - 11/14/2012 at 01:49 PM

I miss hockey.

Was watching some clips on youtube. What started the big fight between the bruins and the fans in the one game? I am assuming this was back in 70's or early 80's.


Stephen - 11/14/2012 at 04:41 PM

Uh oh -- ya got me started ABBcujo
(haha)
that was one of the wildest ones ever, even for Bruins-Rangiz -- a fan took a swing at a Bruins player with a stick after the game ended, then the Bruins went into the stands after him -- that was something, w/the cops, Harry Sinden there trying to break it up

that game ended with Gerry Cheevers stoning Phil Esposito on a clean breakin, right at the final buzzer -- so it's late 70s


ABBcujo - 11/23/2012 at 12:48 PM

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Uh oh -- ya got me started ABBcujo
(haha)
that was one of the wildest ones ever, even for Bruins-Rangiz -- a fan took a swing at a Bruins player with a stick after the game ended, then the Bruins went into the stands after him -- that was something, w/the cops, Harry Sinden there trying to break it up

that game ended with Gerry Cheevers stoning Phil Esposito on a clean breakin, right at the final buzzer -- so it's late 70s


Cool, thanks Stephen.

I have tickets to a few AHL and ECHL hockey games this year. Should be fun. Looking forward to seeing some hockey since the NHL bastards are too greedy. I doubt there will be any hockey this year for them.


Stephen - 11/29/2012 at 11:58 PM

quote:

Toronto Maple Leafs Worth $1B

NEW YORK -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are the first NHL team worth $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

The Leafs, who have not won a Stanley Cup since 1967, are worth $250 million more than the next most valuable franchise, the New York Rangers. The Montreal Canadiens are worth $575 million.
quote:



Once again -- it doesn't matter what the situation, strikes or whatever -- pro sports is a $ machine 1st & foremost -- I still love the games tho
Yeah it doesn't look too promising, ABBcujo -- hey ya been to any AHL or ECHL games? I'd like to check out a Manchester Monarchs game sometime.


[Edited on 11/30/2012 by Stephen]


PhotoRon286 - 11/30/2012 at 02:59 AM

Still no hockey.


Azzholes.


leafsfan - 11/30/2012 at 04:02 AM

Hey Ron, how close are you to an ohl team or an ahl team?


Lee - 11/30/2012 at 09:54 AM

We have an AHL (highest minor league I think) team here in Chicago so at least there is something. An affiliate of the Canucks, sometimes they are on local TV which is cool.

I just can't believe how often the NHL has labor problems.


leafsfan - 12/4/2012 at 05:08 PM



Got this book for my birthday. Great read. I am 20-30 pages in and loving it.

[Edited on 12/4/2012 by leafsfan]


Stephen - 12/5/2012 at 04:05 PM

I tried doing that with Gerry Cheevers' new book, but couldn't -- just tried cutting & pasting it etc (from the website) -- it's actually a pretty cool cover -- "Unmasked"


leafsfan - 12/8/2012 at 01:50 AM

There is also a Jeremy Roenik book just released for xmas. Looks like a good read as well.

I read somwhere that there is a chapter dedicated to the 5 guys he hated the most in the NHL.

Gotta to say again the Derek Sanderson book is a classic. Just reading about his childhood had me howling. He was a **** disturber from birth.

Buy it.


skypup - 12/8/2012 at 03:40 PM

Go Moose Jaw..!!!


leafsfan - 12/9/2012 at 05:09 PM

Skypup's favorite WHL hockey team the Moose Jaw.....


skypup - 12/11/2012 at 01:05 AM

quote:
Skypup's favorite WHL hockey team the Moose Jaw.....





Yea baby!!!


CanadianMule - 12/11/2012 at 07:14 AM

67s! And they are playing in the sens building so no hockey missed in the building anyway. Love taking the boy to a game and not spending a fortune. Good hockey too although the 67s themselves having a bad year so far.


Stephen - 12/14/2012 at 03:38 PM

Got Unmasked, Gerry Cheevers new book, in the mail
Blew through it basically in one read, pretty straightforward stuff & not a bad read -- best parts are the WHA days, & coaching the Bruins -- not enough about the Big Bad Bruins days but that's just me

First thing I noticed, literally, pulling it out of the box -- the team photo on the back cover -- it said "1971-72 Stanley Cup champions" -- it's not, but that's OK -- you still rock, Cheesie (photo is 1969-70 team) -- also Cheesie misspells the Dominator's last name ("Hassek") -- good read for B's fans tho

C'mahn ya knuckleheads, people wanna see the games, either pull something together or go piss in the pot for gosh sakes -- NHL doesn't deserve its fans' loyalty...


PhotoRon286 - 12/14/2012 at 06:07 PM

quote:
Hey Ron, how close are you to an ohl team or an ahl team?



Syracuse Crunch, this year became the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lighting.


dougrhon - 12/15/2012 at 04:11 AM

Anyone starting to get the feeling there will be no NHL hockey this year. What a bunch of **** s they are to lose two full seasons in such a short period. That has to be a record.


PhotoRon286 - 12/15/2012 at 04:37 AM

gary bettman should have a bounty on his head.


leafsfan - 12/29/2012 at 06:04 PM

Looks like Gary and his co-horts have finally started to see the effects of the lockout and have realized that maybe squabbling ain't doing anyone any good. Weird???

I think the deal is done in the next week. Play starts in 2-3 weeks.

Hate to say I will be watching but I probably will be as there will be nothing else to watch. One thing I won't be doing is buying NHL gear for a long while.

I'm not too excited about the return as not seeing the leafs lose 2-3 times a week was great for my oveall mood.


PhotoRon286 - 12/29/2012 at 07:30 PM

quote:
Looks like Gary and his co-horts have finally started to see the effects of the lockout and have realized that maybe squabbling ain't doing anyone any good. Weird???

I think the deal is done in the next week. Play starts in 2-3 weeks.

Hate to say I will be watching but I probably will be as there will be nothing else to watch. One thing I won't be doing is buying NHL gear for a long while.

I'm not too excited about the return as not seeing the leafs lose 2-3 times a week was great for my oveall mood.




I bought my 55" TV for the Cup Finals last year.

Football and SU basketball are ok, but not having televised pucks means the big screen only gets used a couple times a week and on Sunday nights for the Walking Dead.


Lee - 12/30/2012 at 05:42 PM

I miss hockey. Not sure why I pay for the NHL channel. They are showing some games from like Europe or somewhere.


CanadianMule - 12/30/2012 at 06:40 PM

Canada over the US at the World Juniors. Subban played awesome in goal. Next uo - the Russians. Their goalie is like a wall also. Has only let in 3 goals so far. One positive is that the Sabres drafted him last year.


CanadianMule - 12/31/2012 at 09:20 PM

Those "dirty" canadians blow through the Russian team. Without Russia's goalie it would have been a complete blowout.


PhotoRon286 - 1/1/2013 at 02:11 AM

quote:
Those "dirty" canadians blow through the Russian team. Without Russia's goalie it would have been a complete blowout.


Nothing wrong with that.


skypup - 1/3/2013 at 08:40 AM

quote:
Canada over the US at the World Juniors. Subban played awesome in goal. Next uo - the Russians. Their goalie is like a wall also. Has only let in 3 goals so far. One positive is that the Sabres drafted him last year.


The Lightning could use a goalie. Then all those goals Stamkos makes would count.


Lee - 1/3/2013 at 12:33 PM

God the NHL is a mess. Bettman is just awful IMO. And I don't think adding Donald Fehr into the mix is going to help matters. There is an article in this morning's Chicago Tribune about Fehr. Seems like just another wrench in the issue to gum up the works.


Lee - 1/5/2013 at 03:02 PM

From this morning's Chicago Tribune:

"...there's reason to believe a season will happen, that the sides will realize they must compromise or they will cause lasting damage to a game that manages to survive despite the people who run it."


Truer words could not be written.


leafsfan - 1/5/2013 at 05:00 PM

Nice win by the US jr's. Is that 2 gold's in a row? Or 2 of 3.

Canada is not producing the blue chip goaltenders we once did. Everything runs in cycles I am sure we wil be back in gold medal seat one of these years.

Next year the jr's are in Sweden. Maybe they can schedule game time starts a little better in 2013. 1 am starts are a no go for this kid watching.

Bettman and Fehr are gumming up everything. Media thought the two sides we're close earlier this week then things turned sideways again.

NHL Players are as out to lunch as the owners.


Peachypetewi - 1/5/2013 at 05:01 PM

quote:
God the NHL is a mess. Bettman is just awful IMO. And I don't think adding Donald Fehr into the mix is going to help matters. There is an article in this morning's Chicago Tribune about Fehr. Seems like just another wrench in the issue to gum up the works.


Goodell,Selig and Bettman all suck donkey balls but I would have to agree with you Bettman is head and shoulders above the rest in suckage.


Lee - 1/5/2013 at 05:15 PM

Pete, I guess it goes to the adage of millionaires fighting with billionaires. It is a shame. And I totally agree with that columnist that the NHL is in the worst shape of the "major" four sports so you would think some common sense would come into play or nobody will care about the game. Hell, they can't even get a U.S. national television contract (save for a few games on NBC at the end of the season).

And oh by the way, most of the teams are in the U.S.


Lee - 1/6/2013 at 12:33 PM

Looks like the lockout is going to end !


cubchubby - 1/6/2013 at 02:38 PM

quote:
Looks like the lockout is going to end !


That's good news! Here's Warren Zevon to set the mood ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eUb0C0iI_GE#!


PhotoRon286 - 1/6/2013 at 03:14 PM

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/01/06/lockout-over-nhl-players-reach-tentati ve-deal-on-cba

WHOOO HOOOO!!!


Now let's hope the assclowns haven't damaged the sport too much.

Here's also to hoping bettman gets run over by a bus.


rongabbard - 1/6/2013 at 03:38 PM

at least its over,move on and get down to some hockey,ahl just isnt the same.Its watching the jv game and not getting to see varsity play,lol.......LETS GO HABS


Lee - 1/6/2013 at 03:46 PM

quote:
at least its over,move on and get down to some hockey,ahl just isnt the same.Its watching the jv game and not getting to see varsity play,lol.......LETS GO HABS



You mean Red Wings.


skypup - 1/6/2013 at 04:24 PM


leafsfan - 1/6/2013 at 05:44 PM

quote:
LETS GO HABS


I knew I smelt something funny. Who let the habs fan in?????

LEAFS STILL SUCK!!!


PhotoRon286 - 1/6/2013 at 06:56 PM

quote:
quote:
LETS GO HABS


I knew I smelt something funny. Who let the habs fan in?????

LEAFS STILL SUCK!!!


Looking forward to watching lots of Devils/Ranger$ games while I rehab after surgery.

Perfect timing.


Lee - 1/6/2013 at 08:54 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
LETS GO HABS


I knew I smelt something funny. Who let the habs fan in?????

LEAFS STILL SUCK!!!


Looking forward to watching lots of Devils/Ranger$ games while I rehab after surgery.

Perfect timing.




Are you getting a Red Wings brain fan chip implanted in your head?


PhotoRon286 - 1/6/2013 at 11:32 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
LETS GO HABS


I knew I smelt something funny. Who let the habs fan in?????

LEAFS STILL SUCK!!!


Looking forward to watching lots of Devils/Ranger$ games while I rehab after surgery.

Perfect timing.




Are you getting a Red Wings brain fan chip implanted in your head?


Getting a dead things filter that lets me ignore them.

Heh heh.


leafsfan - 1/7/2013 at 04:53 AM

I'm still not sure what I will do when NHL hockey returns. Do I ignore it, peek in or just forget that the wealthy bastards take take take and don't ever give back.

Especially when it comes to the Leafs.

Problem is going to be Saturday nights and HNIC. If the Leafs suck again and why shouldn't they than ignoring the early game will be easy. I hate the Canucks so ignoring the late game is a snap.

If the leafs complete a firesale for Luongo then I wil definitly be happy to ignore them.

I know i will not buy NHL gear, Molson Cdn or Coors light.

I am an Esso Shareholder so I can't boycott my dividend buds. I will boycott something just not sure what.

Hmmm what to do? I was thinking today how nice it will be to hear Bob Cole's voice again.

What a conundrum.


lonomon - 1/7/2013 at 01:24 PM

Just need a start date now


PhotoRon286 - 1/7/2013 at 02:06 PM

quote:
I know i will not buy NHL gear, Molson Cdn or Coors light.


Family Guy had a great 30 second "Canadian Horror Story" spot.

The guy says to wife "We're all out of Molson", she says there's Labatt in the garage, bring one back for the ghost.

Ghost says "Boo, eh?"





spacemonkey - 1/7/2013 at 02:10 PM

Hey

I got an email from Ted Lenosis.

deleted that sucker

All it probably said was "I am a greedy bastid and I want your money"


CanadianMule - 1/7/2013 at 02:44 PM

quote:
Pete, I guess it goes to the adage of millionaires fighting with billionaires. It is a shame. And I totally agree with that columnist that the NHL is in the worst shape of the "major" four sports so you would think some common sense would come into play or nobody will care about the game. Hell, they can't even get a U.S. national television contract (save for a few games on NBC at the end of the season).

And oh by the way, most of the teams are in the U.S.


And still 75% of the revenue comes from Canada. Considering how strong some US teams are, that shows how many are just losing money.

Let's fire some millionaires and bring the league down to 20 teams. Better hockey that way.


CanadianMule - 1/9/2013 at 10:22 PM

Toronto fires Brian Burke! Mixed emotions from many Leafs fans. Rumor has it that he didn't want to get Luongo which I agree with. I would have been fired too then.


leafsfan - 1/9/2013 at 11:48 PM

Luongo rumour doesn;t add up. Burke and Nonis brought Bobby Lou to Vancouver. If Burke gets fired for not wanting Luongo how could Nonis step in and say no problem with Luongo in my books.

Burke has been Nonis's mentor for years. I don't see Nonis sticking Burke in the back over this

I think Burke is not doing well either physically or maybe mentally. The guy has been through a lot. Lost a son, marital issues, team sucks, etc, etc.

He was moved up to a senior adviser position to take some of the stress off his plate.

He wasn't fired but promoted and Nonis being his most loyal guy will do the dirty work as he has done throughout the years.

I was excited to hear about firing until I heard Burke will still be with organization and Nonis will be new GM. It smells funny.


PhotoRon286 - 1/10/2013 at 04:16 AM

Toronto can't even get their act straight firing their biggest problem.

Some things just don't change.






You can't fix stoopid.


CanadianMule - 1/10/2013 at 03:03 PM

quote:
He wasn't fired but promoted and Nonis being his most loyal guy will do the dirty work as he has done throughout the years.



Going from President and GM to an advisor is a promotion? What the hell do the Leafs put in that blue water? You guys believe anything.

Burke will be a GM next season and they will be out of his deal. If not for the timing then Nonis would likely be gone too. He is more controlable then Burke and he will make the Luongo deal that the owner group wants. Burke takes the fall for the Kessel trade but Nonis was a big part of all those deals too. The scouting really let Burke down also as their draft picks haven't orked out at all.

I bet the Leafs make the playoffs this season. At least one round.


leafsfan - 1/11/2013 at 03:51 AM

quote:
Going from President and GM to an advisor is a promotion?
It is if your still getting your 6 mill a year salary and have less to do.

As I know you follow the leafs only to wallow in their pool of failure I think I am on to something and you are not.

Nonis and Burke are like father and son so either Nonis stabbed his dad in the back and said he would agree to go after Loungo (which I doubt) or the whole Loungo situation has been dropped and all have agreed to go on with Reimer and Scrivens.

I can't see Nonis saying f burke (life time mentor, friend, drinking buddy, father figure employer) I'm with the guys at Bell and Rogers we need Bobby Lou.

He would have walked out of boardroom with Burke.

If Loungo shows up in Taranaha in 2 weeks I guess Nonis is a weasel snake rat bastard.

Also rumours abound that Burke had a lot of fun out on the town, dabbling in this and that, sleeping around town, divorcing his wife, getting a woman preggers that was not his wife, etc. etc. This guy was a ticking time bomb and MLSE had to pull the pin before he sunk the ship any further.

I was listening to Mike and Mike and D. Patrick today and not a hint of this story was discussed. Its definilty better then the "see you at the bus Carmelo Anthony story" or the "Dan Kelly to Eagles" story. Amazing how ignored hockey is in the states.


Bhawk - 1/11/2013 at 01:41 PM

Anxiously waiting to see how much they are gonna charge for NHL Center Ice for the shortened season.

Should be $20. Bastids.


CanadianMule - 1/11/2013 at 03:23 PM

No knives from Nonis as Burke had already had a deal for Luongo but wanted conditional draft picks depending on Kadri's and Bozak's performance.

Plus Nonis always takes over from Burke.

As for ticket prices, someone told me that Calgary is letting kids 12 and under in for free. Not sure if it's true but would be great to see a whole arena full of 12 yrs olds.


Lee - 1/14/2013 at 11:51 AM

quote:
Anxiously waiting to see how much they are gonna charge for NHL Center Ice for the shortened season.

Should be $20. Bastids.


That's a good question. I cancelled my total sports package after the NFL regular season ended as I figured the NHL season wasn't gonna happen so there was no point in paying for it. Now I need to reconsider.


lonomon - 1/14/2013 at 01:36 PM

I'll be easing back into the games.

Not gonna go out of my way to watch these like I use to.

Probably in a couple of weeks I'll get there


Stephen - 1/17/2013 at 11:19 PM

NHL says it's sorry to fans in newspaper ads

NEW YORK — With hockey set to return after a four-month lockout, the NHL is apologizing again.


The ad says: "Like you, we've missed NHL hockey."

The league is thanking fans for their patience and apologizing for the lost games. The ad says the league is "committed to earning back your trust and support" with "hard work and unwavering dedication."

The ad is running in about 40 newspapers across the United States and Canada.

__

Gosh how deeply moving
As always, sports execs taking their fans for imbeciles
they said this same **** before & went on strike again -- the next one is two years from now when the current "agreement" expires
No "apology" can cover up their greed -- they could give a hoot about their fans, or else there wouldn't have been a strike...


[Edited on 1/17/2013 by Stephen]


Lee - 1/18/2013 at 10:45 AM

Yeah it is insulting but I will watch. Go Wings !


skypup - 1/18/2013 at 06:09 PM

{quote}
Anxiously waiting to see how much they are gonna charge for NHL Center Ice for the shortened season.

Should be $20. Bastids.


That's a good question. I cancelled my total sports package after the NFL regular season ended as I figured the NHL season wasn't gonna happen so there was no point in paying for it. Now I need to reconsider.








http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/much-nhl-center-ice-gamecenter -live-cost-2013-222800253--nhl.html


Lee - 1/19/2013 at 12:55 PM

Almost time to drop the puck ! ! ! !


Stephen - 1/19/2013 at 03:33 PM

Sure it's the Bruins & Rangiz -- but still

they (all the teams) should be made to skate around, at least at first, with big green&yellow Dollar Bills stitched right into their sweaters, right by the logo -- that's where it's at w/these guys -- Bucks 1st & foremost -- "we want your money" for all to see

yes the competition is good, yes people will probably start watching after awhile as the abbreviated playoff races develop...


Sang - 1/19/2013 at 09:57 PM

Go...............



spacemonkey - 1/20/2013 at 02:58 AM

Craps are still playing crappy defense . Lightning get 6 thanks to the penalties.

back to back tripping penalties for a 5 on 3 for Tampa

Using their sticks and hands instead of skating. Lazy minds.

Adam Oates and Calle Johanson have their work cut out for them.



[Edited on 1/20/2013 by spacemonkey]


Jerry - 1/20/2013 at 03:52 AM

I'll be thinking about you guys tomorrow while I watch the Falcons.


PhotoRon286 - 1/20/2013 at 06:40 PM

Devils in first place.

Ranger$ in last.






CanadianMule - 1/21/2013 at 03:24 PM

quote:
Go...............





X2

Hawks pick up both games over the weekend!

Buffalo beats Philly!

49ers win!

Awesome weekend of sports.


leafsfan - 1/21/2013 at 04:49 PM

I only watched the Leafs at Habs over the weekend. The quality of play was bad. I know they only had a week to come together but yikes. So the paying fan gets 2-3 weeks of brutal play and then they get 2-3 weeks of decent hockey, then they get 2-3 weeks of tired hockey and all get shafted.

Media ignoring fact product on ice sucks does not surprise me. We are all just a bunch of sheep.


CanadianMule - 1/22/2013 at 05:32 AM

Buffalo takes the first game against the Leafs. Positive note for Leafs fans is Kadri scoring again.

Ottawa pounds Florida 4-0 and the Sens seem to be picking up where they left off last season. Real strong team efforts.


IPowrie - 1/22/2013 at 06:53 AM

Just saw Damien Brunenner's game winning goal, that was sweet


cubchubby - 1/22/2013 at 06:33 PM

There was a bench clearing brawl the other night between the Rockford IceHogs and the Grand Rapids Griffins. The IceHogs are the Blackhawks farm team. They are fighting in their pink breast cancer awareness sweaters ... it's three video clips ...
http://www.rrstar.com/videos/x1781259125/Rockford-IceHogs-brawl-Part-1
http://www.rrstar.com/videos/x1781259144/Rockford-IceHogs-brawl-Part-2
http://www.rrstar.com/videos/x1781259154/Rockford-IceHogs-brawl-Part-3


PhotoRon286 - 1/23/2013 at 12:07 AM

Devils/Flyers tonight.

Bring it on!


spacemonkey - 1/23/2013 at 03:18 AM

I don't see these dummies learning Adam Oates new system in a shortened season with no training camp.

strike + New Coach + new system + no training camp + dumb out of shape jocks = crappy hockey

lets go crap!


PhotoRon286 - 1/23/2013 at 03:51 AM

40 year old Marty Brodeur gets his 120th career shutout.

Devils in first place, Ranger$ in last.



gondicar - 1/23/2013 at 03:57 AM

quote:
40 year old Marty Brodeur gets his 120th career shutout.

Devils in first place, Ranger$ in last.





And there probably isn't a happier guy in the league that the season is only 48 games.


PhotoRon286 - 1/23/2013 at 02:28 PM

quote:
quote:
40 year old Marty Brodeur gets his 120th career shutout.

Devils in first place, Ranger$ in last.





And there probably isn't a happier guy in the league that the season is only 48 games.


Think of how many more wins and shutouts he'd have if they hadn't lost two full season's worth of games during his career.


Bhawk - 1/23/2013 at 03:21 PM

Blackhawks 3-0!!!!!

Blackhawk royalty approves.




PhotoRon286 - 1/23/2013 at 04:03 PM

Bobby, Stan, Tony.

Brings back memories.


CanadianMule - 1/24/2013 at 06:25 AM

quote:
Blackhawks 3-0!!!!!

Blackhawk royalty approves.






Awesome start to the year! Not to mention three of my idols in that picture!


CanadianMule - 1/24/2013 at 06:30 AM

Leafs ruin Pens home opener. Toronto doesn't seem to have trouble scoring.


PhotoRon286 - 1/24/2013 at 02:57 PM

Flyers/Ranger$ tonight, NY loss and the two will be tied at the bottom of the division.

Heh heh.

[Edited on 1/24/2013 by PhotoRon286]


Stephen - 1/24/2013 at 06:33 PM

quote:
quote:
Blackhawks 3-0!!!!!

Blackhawk royalty approves.






Awesome start to the year! Not to mention three of my idols in that picture!


Love it
Tony-0 -- what a rookie year he had -- & the Golden Jet -- I can still see him winding up for that big slapper -- & Stan Mikita
yes it's little wonder the Bhawks are 3-0 -- they're peons still in this company tho
c'mawn Broonz


leafsfan - 1/24/2013 at 09:31 PM

quote:
Leafs ruin Pens home opener. Toronto doesn't seem to have trouble scoring.


Problem is Phil (Give up 2 first rounders and a second) Kessel does.


PhotoRon286 - 1/25/2013 at 01:49 AM

Ranger$ down 2-0 after two.

Heh heh.


leafsfan - 1/25/2013 at 03:32 AM

Great schedule, Leafs play 5 games in 8 nights. At this pace I predict a team with a +5 w/l record wins the East and +3 wins the West.


Stephen - 1/25/2013 at 04:07 AM

Escrow Rate To Be 10 Percent

The NHL and NHL Players' Association have set this season's escrow rate at 10 percent, both sides confirmed Thursday.

That means players will fork over 10 percent of every paycheck into an escrow fund until both the league and NHLPA figure out the final numbers next summer or next fall in terms of hockey related revenue.

If players' compensation does not go more than their 50 percent HRR allotment for the season, they will get refunded the escrow payments with interest.

However, if the players' compensation exceeds the 50 percent share, the owners will be paid the escrow money.

The sides will continue to review revenues and revenue projections throughout the season to determine whether or not the escrow percentage coming off player checks needs to be changed.

___
Translation anyone??? I'm lost -- or maybe
"see you at strike time in another couple years"


Sang - 1/25/2013 at 04:35 AM

Go Blackhawks......................


CanadianMule - 1/25/2013 at 04:44 AM

quote:
quote:
Leafs ruin Pens home opener. Toronto doesn't seem to have trouble scoring.


Problem is Phil (Give up 2 first rounders and a second) Kessel does.


Damn Leafs fans can't even be happy when they win.

Lost tonight with bad goaltending but Kadri shows up again. Coaching change seems to suit him.

Hawks go to 4-0 tonight!

Ottawa wins again too. Rolling 4 solid lines is working.


cubchubby - 1/26/2013 at 02:04 AM

The Blackhawks are are giving away 1.000 free jerseys to ease the strike pain. Register here for arguably the best jersey in sports ...
http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=85880

It sounds like they are giving away a few every game day ...









[Edited on 1/26/2013 by cubchubby]


PhotoRon286 - 1/26/2013 at 02:36 PM

Devils beat Craps and are 3-0.

Ranger$ & Flyers tied for last.



CanadianMule - 1/27/2013 at 01:46 PM

quote:
Blackhawks 3-0!!!!!

Blackhawk royalty approves.






Make that 5-0!

Enjoying the season so far!


CanadianMule - 1/27/2013 at 01:59 PM

Hockey fights are better when it is guys who actually play that get into it. I think Richards may regret picking Doan though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBtQXkNKeBk

Colton Orr vs Mike Rupp - Funny when they mention that Rupp says with Orr he likes to keep him away with his reach. Should have followed that plan all the way to the end of the fight. Once Orr got inside it was all over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPRCCDY_7dk


IPowrie - 1/27/2013 at 03:32 PM

quote:
quote:
Blackhawks 3-0!!!!!

Blackhawk royalty approves.






Make that 5-0!

Enjoying the season so far!


That win streak ends tonight


skypup - 1/27/2013 at 04:07 PM

Lightning beat the Senators 6-4. A lot of new faces scoring goals. We could use a goalie.


Sang - 1/28/2013 at 05:00 AM

Go...............






6-0.................wrong again, IP..........


CanadianMule - 1/28/2013 at 05:40 AM

quote:
Go...............






6-0.................wrong again, IP..........




These guys are getting me excited. Always think of Jack when the Red Wings play Chicago. Used to bet a recorded show on the games. Don't recall ever having to send him one.

You just know that he was watching that game and cursed.


lonomon - 1/28/2013 at 01:34 PM

finished my 1 week ban on watching any games to see the Flyers crush the Panthers
only to be spanked by the Lightning

are they ever gonna find themselves a goalie ...

UGH


Bhawk - 1/28/2013 at 02:56 PM

quote:
That win streak ends tonight


Does not.


IPowrie - 1/28/2013 at 06:54 PM

quote:
quote:
That win streak ends tonight


Does not.


I know The Wings need to find a way to put the puck in the net and score on the power play


CanadianMule - 1/30/2013 at 04:33 AM

Leafs score with 1.5 seconds left in OT to beat Buffalo. Damn!


Lee - 1/30/2013 at 11:54 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
That win streak ends tonight


Does not.


I know The Wings need to find a way to put the puck in the net and score on the power play




Well we got one last night.


CanadianMule - 1/31/2013 at 06:27 AM

The Hawks streak ends with a damn shoot out. hate those things. Oh well it couldn't last all season and the Hawks still pick up a point. Even when they lose they do it well.

Ottawa kicks Montreal's ass. Ottawa really looks pretty good. Young guys getting it done.


Lee - 1/31/2013 at 11:05 AM

Gawd I hate shootouts. I would rather they just had ties like it was when I was a kid. It was probably a bummer if you were attending the game not to see a winner but I still think it was better than these damn shootouts. It isn't even the game in my opinion.


gondicar - 1/31/2013 at 01:35 PM

I like the shootout vs ending in a tie. Losing in OT or in a shootout counts the same in the standings (not a "true" loss) and the losing team gets a point which I think is what each team got for a tie, but now at least one team is always going to get 2 points from every game.

The Bs and Devils shootout the other night went six rounds (six and a half if you count the re-do of Segin's shot when some knucklehead threw a sausage on the ice that went sliding through the crease just as he was shooting and scoring...fortunately he netted the do-over as well) and I thought it was pretty exciting, much moreso than ending in a tie.




[Edited on 1/31/2013 by gondicar]


gondicar - 1/31/2013 at 01:39 PM

Oh and by the way, the Bruins have yet to lose in regulation.

Carry on.


Bhawk - 1/31/2013 at 02:48 PM

quote:
Gawd I hate shootouts. I would rather they just had ties like it was when I was a kid. It was probably a bummer if you were attending the game not to see a winner but I still think it was better than these damn shootouts. It isn't even the game in my opinion.


How about two 5 minute overtime periods...5 minutes of 4 on 4 and 5 minutes of 3 on 3?

I've always thought it was funny that the old 5 minutes of OT then tie format was kept decades after the original purpose was rendered obsolete.


leafsfan - 1/31/2013 at 03:06 PM

quote:
Ottawa kicks Montreal's ass. Ottawa really looks pretty good. Young guys getting it done.


Must have been tough Montreal played what 3 games in 5 nights?

The NHL season this year is a gamblers paradise, teams playing too many games per week, several back to backs game followed by one night off then they play again, makes for some easy picken's.

You folks keep watching, Gary loves sheep like you. BAAAAAAAAA




Bhawk - 1/31/2013 at 03:08 PM

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quote:
Ottawa kicks Montreal's ass. Ottawa really looks pretty good. Young guys getting it done.


Must have been tough Montreal played what 3 games in 5 nights?

The NHL season this year is a gamblers paradise, teams playing too many games per week, several back to backs game followed by one night off then they play again, makes for some easy picken's.

You folks keep watching, Gary loves sheep like you. BAAAAAAAAA






Haven't paid one cent to watch anything so far...


CanadianMule - 2/1/2013 at 05:38 AM

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quote:
Gawd I hate shootouts. I would rather they just had ties like it was when I was a kid. It was probably a bummer if you were attending the game not to see a winner but I still think it was better than these damn shootouts. It isn't even the game in my opinion.


How about two 5 minute overtime periods...5 minutes of 4 on 4 and 5 minutes of 3 on 3?



At least it would still be a form of hockey. Shoot outs are just not the game and the worst part is that they become 3 point games which make the standings foolish at times with teams not deserving making the playoffs.

As for the argument that people love it and it is exciting then watch how excited they would be if you had 5 fights to decide the game instead.

As for what Gary and the players think about us sheep, screw them. Like Bhawk, they are not getting a cent from me.

Oh and Buffalo ended that Bruins streak.

Carry on.


leafsfan - 2/1/2013 at 05:58 AM

quote:
Haven't paid one cent to watch anything so far...



Yeah I know but the NHL Network freebie preview is over tonight. It was cool to watch 4 different games every night. Similiar to the playoffs with games all over the dial.

I'd pay the 48 bucks for the rest of the season but I'd never leave the couch. Baaaaaahhhh

Leafs youth movement is looking good, Frattin, Kelemin and Khadri look great togerther. Van Reamsdike looks great and sadly it looks like Burke was on to something in trading Schenn.


Lee - 2/1/2013 at 12:27 PM

quote:


At least it would still be a form of hockey.



Agreed. The whole shootout thing reminds me of the overtime fiasco they put in for college football. What a joke.


gondicar - 2/1/2013 at 01:08 PM

quote:
Oh and Buffalo ended that Bruins streak.

Carry on.




Yep, they sure did. The Bs played too sloppy in their own end at times and the Sabres took advantage. Nice hat trick for Vanek.

John Scott (he's a monster) absolutely pounded Sean Thornton in a fight early in the game, which is not easy to do. Thorton never returned after serving his 5-minute fighting penalty and may have a concussion. If he's going to be out then that would be a significant loss, not only as the team's primary enforecer but as the leader of a high-energy 4th line that seems to have a knack for providing a great spark to the rest of the team at times right when they seem to need it.

The end of this game was very interesting. Lindsey Ruff said before the game that the bad blood that developed last year between these two teams was behind them, but then he calls a time out with 14 seconds left after an empty net goal made it 7-4, preseumably just to make the Bs have to look at the scoreboard a bit longer. I'm sure that left a bad taste and is something that the Bs will remember when they face off again next weekend.


gondicar - 2/1/2013 at 01:09 PM

PS - San Jose still undefeated at 7-0, very impressive start. If it is a sign of things to come, then the San Fran area stands a good chance to own the World Series, Super Bowl, and Stanley Cup champs all at the same time.


CanadianMule - 2/1/2013 at 01:33 PM

Funny to hear the Bruins announcer saying that Thornton lost a skte edge for why he went down.

Funny I thought it was the repeated punches to the head.

You are right though, he is a tough guy and definitely gets the team going when energy is down sometimes. He will be back and swinging away. Credit to him as Scott is huge. Lucic sure didn't want any part of that. Nice to see these two teams getting that rivalry back like the old days.


leafsfan - 2/1/2013 at 03:11 PM

quote:
Lindsey Ruff said before the game that the bad blood that developed last year between these two teams was behind them, but then he calls a time out with 14 seconds left after an empty net goal made it 7-4, preseumably just to make the Bs have to look at the scoreboard a bit longer. I'm sure that left a bad taste and is something that the Bs will remember when they face off again next weekend.





Aweseome. When I think of it Lindsay Ruffalo has been involved in NHL hockey since what 1975???? Amazing longevity as a coach and player. He has seen a lot.


lonomon - 2/2/2013 at 12:51 PM

Flyers lose another

and Wayne Simmonds (hopefully it ain't a concussion)

how the hell the Craps Erskine wasn't penalized is beyond me
suspension on the way


leafsfan - 2/3/2013 at 02:37 PM

Leafs look like the 20 through 30 team they are when they play a top ten team again.

Boston played as hard as they had to last night and came out with a shutout. I think the 3rd or 4th shutout in 7 of the last meetings against the leafs.

Van Reamsdyke was missing, Kessel was trying but B's are a good team. I think the Khadri line needs some more ice time. They hustle and at least attempt to be creative.

B's Rangers eastern final would be awesome.


lonomon - 2/6/2013 at 02:04 PM

dang, on page 2

anyhow, Flyers shut down the Lightning last night with a close, grinding game

2 - 1


PhotoRon286 - 2/6/2013 at 02:24 PM

Devils dominate Ranger$ 3-1.

Loved Rinaldo's KO in the Philly game.


http://www.hockeyfights.com/fights/115658

[Edited on 2/6/2013 by PhotoRon286]


Sang - 2/6/2013 at 03:02 PM

Go Blackhawks!

Tried not to blink during the first 12 minutes of last nights game against San Jose..... 6 goals in less than 12 minutes - 3-3 tie after the Hawks were down 3-1. Scored one goal 8 seconds after San Jose did.

I went to bed with the Hawks up 4-3 with 8 minutes left, and they scored one more to make it 5-3. This 6 game road trip will be a real test for them - so far I like what I see - like getting totally outplayed by Calgary, give up a goal with 35 seconds left, and then score with 2.1 seconds left to send it into overtime - and win in a shootout.......


Stephen - 2/6/2013 at 03:19 PM

Any ill feeling from the strike forgotten tonite as hockey turns its collective attention north to a Molson-forum more zoo-ey than usual w/les habs w/chance to smack broonz for 1st pl -- early-season treat en Mont Royal -- ie, Le outcome -- for bruins fans -- c'Mawn B's, it's kroo-shl...
let's go B's -- real nice start so far -- need bro. Thornton back pronto -- TT you are here in spirit bro


[Edited on 2/7/2013 by Stephen]


gondicar - 2/7/2013 at 12:52 PM

B's win in Montreal...always so satisfying to watch the Habs fans go home mad.

Tuuka!


PhotoRon286 - 2/7/2013 at 03:15 PM

I watched that game last night, B's had nothing for the first period, woke up a bit in the second and then dominated the third.

Entertaining game.


gondicar - 2/7/2013 at 04:59 PM

quote:
I watched that game last night, B's had nothing for the first period, woke up a bit in the second and then dominated the third.

Entertaining game.


They really missed Marchand (the little ball of hate) and Thorton last night, especially at the start. Rask kept them in it. Claude changed up his line combinations to start the 3rd and it payed immediate dividends. Hard to believe Montreal fired that guy!


Stephen - 2/7/2013 at 11:26 PM

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TT you are here in spirit bro




It still goes, even if they did trade him -- rock on Tim Thomas, continue to follow your muse bro -- you know he was all smiles as Tuukka was standing on his head last night in Montreal


leafsfan - 2/9/2013 at 05:54 AM

Hockey Day in Canada tomorrow for Peterborough, Ontario. Great town with some legendary watering holes.

Had me some fun in the Peterpatch back in the day.

Saw the Pete's play there once many moons ago and Stompin Tom. Oh and the Liftlock is cool.

A visit to the memorial arena in Peterborough should be on every hockey fans bucket list. That team has produced some of the best the NHL has to offer including Gainey, Yzerman and Pronger.


CanadianMule - 2/9/2013 at 01:03 PM

Another Hawks win the other night. They have a point in every game this season! No loss in regultion time! Sweet!


cubchubby - 2/9/2013 at 02:01 PM

quote:
Another Hawks win the other night. They have a point in every game this season! No loss in regultion time! Sweet!


It was been sweet. After Sundays game in Nashville they will play their next 7 games at home. I'm going March 5th to watch them play the Wild.


IPowrie - 2/9/2013 at 10:29 PM

Red Wings win today


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2013 at 11:36 PM

Devils beat Pens 3-1 to take the top spot in the East.

At least until tomorrow night when the two teams play in Pixberg.

Too bad I'll miss the end of the game, Walking Dead returns.


leafsfan - 2/10/2013 at 04:21 AM

quote:
Too bad I'll miss the end of the game, Walking Dead returns.



Get a PVR Ron.

Leafs rolling. Beating Winnipeg, Wash and the habs is nothing to write home about but a 3 game win streak is. Team looks good. Have to agree with Cherry the addition of the some heavy weights with jump has changed the personality of the Leafs.

Defence looks solid, players sticking up for each other, Kessel scoring again, Grabovski biting players again. All good.


Sang - 2/11/2013 at 04:34 AM

Shut out over those pesky Predators.....

Blackhawks 10-0-2!


CanadianMule - 2/11/2013 at 06:11 AM

quote:
Shut out over those pesky Predators.....

Blackhawks 10-0-2!


I just made that my signature and then saw your post. Too funny! What a season so far. Almost makes me happy that there was a lock out.


PhotoRon286 - 2/11/2013 at 01:35 PM

Devils beat Pens again 3-1 in Pixberg.

Two goals for David Clarkson, one for Kovi.

Clarkson is the only player in the NHL to lead his team in goals, points, shots and hits.

Not bad for a former 4th liner.


leafsfan - 2/11/2013 at 05:20 PM

In honour of the a true Craps fan and hockey fan. RIP Spacemonkey



CanadianMule - 2/11/2013 at 06:11 PM

Tore into his team and still remained a fan! In a different world and place, he would have made a good Leafs fan too.

Hope they can make the playoffs for John! But exit first round. he would understand. Only so much cheering for the other team that a guy can do. Not many of us in this NHL group and we lost a good one. His jersey is already hanging from the rafters.


gondicar - 2/11/2013 at 07:25 PM

quote:
Tore into his team and still remained a fan! In a different world and place, he would have made a good Leafs fan too.

Hope they can make the playoffs for John! But exit first round. he would understand. Only so much cheering for the other team that a guy can do. Not many of us in this NHL group and we lost a good one. His jersey is already hanging from the rafters.


Well said!


lonomon - 2/11/2013 at 07:44 PM

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quote:
Tore into his team and still remained a fan! In a different world and place, he would have made a good Leafs fan too.

Hope they can make the playoffs for John! But exit first round. he would understand. Only so much cheering for the other team that a guy can do. Not many of us in this NHL group and we lost a good one. His jersey is already hanging from the rafters.


Well said!


X2


lonomon - 2/11/2013 at 07:46 PM

Flyers - Leafs tonight

JVR's been lighting it up for the Leafs now

should be a good game


lonomon - 2/12/2013 at 01:35 PM

Leafs light up the Flyers 5 - 2 (UGH)

and no biting





leafsfan - 2/12/2013 at 03:11 PM

Man the leafs are making it hard to hate the NHL for the lockout.

They still have to beat some top of the heap teams (Boston, Ottawa, Penns. ugghhh hate to say this the Devils) to prove they are more then a first round exit team but looks like they could make the playoffs with so many teams looking worse then the T. Dot.

Leafs!!!


PhotoRon286 - 2/12/2013 at 03:32 PM

quote:
Tore into his team and still remained a fan! In a different world and place, he would have made a good Leafs fan too.

Hope they can make the playoffs for John! But exit first round. he would understand. Only so much cheering for the other team that a guy can do. Not many of us in this NHL group and we lost a good one. His jersey is already hanging from the rafters.


EGG ZAKK LEE


PhotoRon286 - 2/12/2013 at 03:34 PM

Devils climb to #3 in the power rankings.

Not bad for a team with the league's oldest goalies.

Hedberg played like Brodeur Sunday night in Pixberg.

I'm loving it.

Carolina falls tonight at the Rock.




Stephen - 2/12/2013 at 07:55 PM

Gotta hand it to the BHawks -- they haven't lost ever since that photo was posted -- good one tonite w/the AMDucks in town -- we're tied for 3rd w/them...

meantime it's the Rangiz tonite -- always love it when it's the Broadway Blueshirts -- I think we're going to surpass AMD into sole possession of 3rd tonite, w/NJD also winning

let's go Broonz

it still doesn't seem possible what happened w/JohnWott -- deep respects


PhotoRon286 - 2/13/2013 at 01:32 PM

Canes win 4-2.

Watched the first period then the MSG signal was screwed the rest of the night.

Ended up watching the Ranger$ beat the Broonz.


Derek was thrilled with his birthday present (Sanderson's auto-bio) yesterday.


lonomon - 2/13/2013 at 01:45 PM

Flyers hang onto to beat the Jets 3 - 2

very entertaining game

lots of back and forth and the Jets were pretty intense to start the game against the
tired Flyers. But to the Flyers credit they woke up in the first and held on until the end

man, from the sounds of it, that it was one LOUD arena


gondicar - 2/13/2013 at 01:51 PM

Got home from a meeting last night duiring the 3rd period of the Bruins-Rangers game to find the Bs down 3-0, and it sounded like the Rangers had pretty much dominated until that point.

But in the 3rd I guess the Bs woke up because they were winning the battles for loose pucks and on the boards and after Krejci got them on the board mid-way through the 3rd there was just a feeling that they could come back. Sure enough, they scored two goals in the final minutes with Rask pulled from the net...about as excriting as it gets!

No scoring in OT and the Rangers were 1 better in the shootout...Nash's goal in particular was a thing of beauty. Happy that the Bs were able to grab a point when it looked like they had no chance after 2-1/2 periods.

[Edited on 2/13/2013 by gondicar]


leafsfan - 2/13/2013 at 03:05 PM

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man, from the sounds of it, that it was one LOUD arena

[/quote

Jets fans are taking their support of their Jets to levels never seen before in a hockey arena. Its like going to a NCAA college football or basketball game.

I was in Winnipeg a few weeks back. There are few to none in that town that are not on the jets party wagon. Crowd is having a blast. I have to work in Winnipeg next week. Hopefully get to a game.

Have to add what do you expect from a town that produced Neil Young, Randy Bachmann and Burton Cummings. Oh and the folks that sing the Superman song.


lonomon - 2/13/2013 at 06:54 PM

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Oh and the folks that sing the Superman song.


The Kinks? R.E.M.?

?


leafsfan - 2/13/2013 at 09:02 PM

quote:

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Oh and the folks that sing the Superman song.
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The Kinks? R.E.M.?

?



Crash test dummies, the mmmm mmmm mmmm song


CanadianMule - 2/13/2013 at 10:05 PM

Another Black Hawk shoot out loss. These guys are still good even when they lose.

Crash Test Dummies - I always hoped that they would hit that wall harder.


Lee - 2/13/2013 at 10:44 PM

quote:
Another Black Hawk shoot out loss. These guys are still good even when they lose.

Crash Test Dummies - I always hoped that they would hit that wall harder.



Still no loss. Amazing...


No1ToRunWith - 2/13/2013 at 11:36 PM

quote:
Got home from a meeting last night duiring the 3rd period of the Bruins-Rangers game to find the Bs down 3-0, and it sounded like the Rangers had pretty much dominated until that point.

But in the 3rd I guess the Bs woke up because they were winning the battles for loose pucks and on the boards and after Krejci got them on the board mid-way through the 3rd there was just a feeling that they could come back. Sure enough, they scored two goals in the final minutes with Rask pulled from the net...about as excriting as it gets!

No scoring in OT and the Rangers were 1 better in the shootout...Nash's goal in particular was a thing of beauty. Happy that the Bs were able to grab a point when it looked like they had no chance after 2-1/2 periods.

[Edited on 2/13/2013 by gondicar]


Watched last night, Bruins showing no quit. Bad to loose in SO but still a point


Lee - 2/16/2013 at 02:28 PM

Wow, the Blackhawks did it again!

Maybe they can be like the Red Wing M.O. and win the President's Trophy and then lose in the first round.


leafsfan - 2/17/2013 at 11:59 PM

LEAFS!!!!! Shutout Saturday's are making this kid happy!!!


IPowrie - 2/18/2013 at 04:43 AM

Watched the Wings game today. Really no production from anyone but the first line and still have no power play goals away from the Joe. Wild won 3-2


CanadianMule - 2/20/2013 at 01:32 PM

Chicago does it again and even better it was against the Canucks!


cubchubby - 2/20/2013 at 05:51 PM

quote:
Chicago does it again and even better it was against the Canucks!


That was a fun game to watch .. lots of breakaways, I think 5 in the first period. Too bad they gave up the late goal that let the Canuckleheads into overtime.


fensranger - 2/20/2013 at 07:44 PM

went to rangers montreal game last night. what a yawner BORING!!! Rangers offense is lost without a paddle

Is it my imagination or does it seem like a quarter of the way into the season there is very little hitting this year. I have attended 3 Rangers game and can hardly remember any checking -2 of the games were against Philly and Islanders who are 2 big rivals with bad blood.

It seems that hits are few and far between. Anyone else agree?


gondicar - 2/21/2013 at 12:35 AM

Lindy Ruff canned in Buffalo.

Fine with me, they've pretty much owned the Bs lately.


PhotoRon286 - 2/22/2013 at 01:27 PM

Crappy thing for Buffalo to do, they should have let him finish the season.

Was happy to see Toronto beat them last night.

Lindy was a class act, Sabre management, not so much.

GM Darcy Regier is more to blame for the team's problems than Ruff was.


gondicar - 2/22/2013 at 02:40 PM

Bs line of Horton-Krejci-Lucic looked very impressive in their win over Tampa last night, nice to see Horton get a couple of goals. And I think the Bs would actually rather play short-handed (league best 94.4% kill rate) than a man up if given a choice between the two.


leafsfan - 2/22/2013 at 02:48 PM

Cmule had been pretty quiet this year about his Sawbres dominance over the Blue and White. Weird.

LEAFS win baby!!!!


Stephen - 2/23/2013 at 12:13 AM

Islanders Waive DiPietro
Maybe TT to return this season?
Let's go Bruins


Sang - 2/23/2013 at 04:12 AM








14-0-3!


PhotoRon286 - 2/23/2013 at 04:16 AM

I watched that game tonight.

Entertaining.

Hope they win the coveted President's Trophy.


Heh heh.



leafsfan - 2/23/2013 at 08:08 PM

Screw the Bhawks!!! Go Leafs GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!


CanadianMule - 2/24/2013 at 12:26 PM

quote:
Cmule had been pretty quiet this year about his Sawbres dominance over the Blue and White. Weird.

LEAFS win baby!!!!


It was in the Treatry of 2008 that I had to stop picking on them and stop taking Leafs fans money.

I welcome back healthy competition and the return of Toronto money crossing my borders.

Toronto has a LONG way to go when you look at the Toroto vs Buffalo career stats. But a few Toronto wins may get the wallets open again.

Now in the battle of Ontario dept?

Meanwhile in the West - Go Hawks go!


leafsfan - 2/24/2013 at 03:03 PM

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Now in the battle of Ontario dept?




Nice one, Good to see the Ottawa Rugby team is back on its feet. Scrivens got rolled over more times last night than a pie crust.

Leafs looked gassed last night. Carlyle wasn't throwing the 4th line out there much.

Oh and the fact Scrivens couldn't hold onto anything (for fear of his life) last night didn't help thier cause much. Leafs!!!!

[Edited on 2/24/2013 by leafsfan]


IPowrie - 2/25/2013 at 05:14 AM

The Red Wings destroyed the Canucks tonight 8-3


CanadianMule - 2/25/2013 at 12:26 PM

Chicago 15-0-3


fensranger - 2/25/2013 at 04:50 PM

Hawks are writing quite a story. Will be a real downer in Chicago when they dont take the cup this year.


gondicar - 2/25/2013 at 05:03 PM

I hope you all got to see Chara's Bobby Orr-esque spin move to score a goal yesterday. In the words of the Bruins TV play-by-play guy Jack Edwards, "six nine and he's a ballerina!"



If you missed it, it is worth a watch:

http://youtu.be/C2xiKPW4uYY




[Edited on 2/25/2013 by gondicar]


CanadianMule - 2/26/2013 at 04:50 AM

Black Hawks do it again! Beat the Oilers in OT.

Even if they don't win the Cup, I think it will be a season to remember anyway. But after they win that Cup, we will party!


cubchubby - 2/26/2013 at 02:14 PM

For his game winner last night, here's a parody song for Marion Hossa done to the Kinks Lola that plays here on local radio .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zd5iUGG7hY


fensranger - 2/26/2013 at 04:25 PM

what the Hawks are doing is unreal. Just an amazing run. Not to take a thing away from them but holy crap. Hockey is a game where so many lucky bounces , posts, deflections, etc turn games. To have a run like this!!!! WOW


leafsfan - 2/27/2013 at 11:05 PM

F the hawks.

Leafs Habs tonight. Haven't been this excited about a Leafs game in a while.


CanadianMule - 2/28/2013 at 05:41 AM

Worry less about the Hawks and think about the Habs bursting that excitement level.

Only caught part of the Leafs vs Habs but the Leafs looked terrible. If not for the goaltending it would have been a complete blowout.


leafsfan - 2/28/2013 at 04:08 PM

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Worry less about the Hawks and think about the Habs bursting that excitement level.




F the hawks LOL


CanadianMule - 3/1/2013 at 12:29 PM

quote:
quote:
Worry less about the Hawks and think about the Habs bursting that excitement level.




F the hawks LOL


Not suprised that you want to sleep with them. They are Hockey Gods.

Another win for the Hawks!

17-0-3


cubchubby - 3/1/2013 at 01:17 PM

quote:
Not suprised that you want to sleep with them. They are Hockey Gods.

Another win for the Hawks!

17-0-3


They scored 12 seconds into the game last night with some nice cross ice passing ... http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2012020294&navid=DL|NHL|home


Lee - 3/1/2013 at 02:10 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Worry less about the Hawks and think about the Habs bursting that excitement level.




F the hawks LOL


Not suprised that you want to sleep with them. They are Hockey Gods.

Another win for the Hawks!

17-0-3



And they get the worst team in the league tonight against Columbus at home. Wouldn't it be somethig if The Blue Jackets upset them?

But I think the streak ends Sunday when they visit my Wings in Detroit.


CanadianMule - 3/1/2013 at 02:44 PM

Columbus has always given them troubles so it wouldn't suprise me.

Jack would be laughing his ass off if it were the Red Wings though.

For now I will stick with the season long dream.


Lee - 3/1/2013 at 03:56 PM

quote:
Columbus has always given them troubles so it wouldn't suprise me.

Jack would be laughing his ass off if it were the Red Wings though.

For now I will stick with the season long dream.



True. I miss that guy...


gondicar - 3/1/2013 at 05:36 PM

Was speaking with a friend yesterday who lives near Chicago. Guy is a total Chicago sports fan, a real diehard, every team from that city.

I asked him if there is any team that could beat this years Blackhawks. He said "yeah, maybe the '85 Bears". I'm still laughing at that.


Lee - 3/1/2013 at 08:54 PM

quote:
Was speaking with a friend yesterday who lives near Chicago. Guy is a total Chicago sports fan, a real diehard, every team from that city.

I asked him if there is any team that could beat this years Blackhawks. He said "yeah, maybe the '85 Bears". I'm still laughing at that.





Every team? There is no way he likes both The Flubs and The White Sux.


gondicar - 3/1/2013 at 09:16 PM

quote:
quote:
Was speaking with a friend yesterday who lives near Chicago. Guy is a total Chicago sports fan, a real diehard, every team from that city.

I asked him if there is any team that could beat this years Blackhawks. He said "yeah, maybe the '85 Bears". I'm still laughing at that.





Every team? There is no way he likes both The Flubs and The White Sux.


Good point. He'd surely slap me for that oversight. He's a Cubbies fan, the poor guy.


Sang - 3/2/2013 at 07:02 AM

Hawks win again!


Lee - 3/2/2013 at 12:24 PM

And it all ends tomorrow in Detroit.


Sang - 3/3/2013 at 08:13 PM

...or not.........


Blackhawks!!!


CanadianMule - 3/4/2013 at 09:38 PM

Pretty sure that I could hear Jack cursing last night.

It was close but Chicago does it again!


leafsfan - 3/4/2013 at 11:52 PM

quote:
Pretty sure that I could hear Jack cursing last night.

It was close but Chicago does it again!



I was part of the chorus. Man that goal in the shootout from P Kane was sick!!!!

The game was awesome. Dead things had too many chances to count to ice it but Crawford was having none of it.

Wings constantly drawing each other offside in 3rd period was classic. These guys get paid millions and they screw up a 3 on 2 by drifting offiside, inexcusable.

Flipping the puck into the stands twice in the final minutes was brutal. Winbgs deserved that game but they shot themselves in the foot over and over by not capatilizing on their chances.

Must say I am impressed with some if not most of the NHL hockey being played these days. I am not one to sit and watch a Hawks Wings game on a Sunday afternoon but once the 3rd started I was couchbound and never left until it was settled in OT. What a game.

LEAFS devils tonight should be more of the same. LOL


Stephen - 3/6/2013 at 02:59 AM

Ugly tonite, barfing up a 3-0 lead -- we could be coming back to earth
Let's go Bruins
looks like the abbreviated season is suiting the B-Hawks just fine -- another win tonite

[Edited on 3/6/2013 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 3/6/2013 at 04:39 AM

I got a good laugh, Stephen. You had the Hawks winning while it was still going. I didn't want to post something and give them bad luck.

Hawks win again!


Sang - 3/6/2013 at 04:58 AM

First time they have had 10 wins in a row................



leafsfan - 3/6/2013 at 05:37 AM

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/embellishment-city-boston-b ruins-hypocrisy-diving-goes-viral-144026712--nhl.html

F the bruins too. See link for a laugh.


Sang - 3/7/2013 at 03:33 AM









Goal with 45 seconds left to keep the streak alive!

[Edited on 3/7/2013 by Sang]


PhotoRon286 - 3/7/2013 at 03:58 AM

The hockey world will never be the same:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=658949

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmimLBSTEUw



CanadianMule - 3/7/2013 at 04:28 AM

quote:








Goal with 45 seconds left to keep the streak alive!



You have to wonder what Carcillo is doing on the ice during the final minute and then he scores. Toews with a short handed goal before that. These guys are on a mission.

Awesome!


leafsfan - 3/7/2013 at 05:53 AM

RIP Stompin Tom A great Canadian and a hero of mine.


gondicar - 3/7/2013 at 10:20 PM

Original 6 matchup tonight, Bruins vs Maple Leafs. If this were like rock-paper-scissors it would be no contest, bear beats foliage every time. Go Bs!


Stephen - 3/8/2013 at 01:51 AM

This'd be huge for Anton if he can keep 'em off the boards in the 3rd -- his last game he allowed 3 in the 3rd against Buffalo tho

Ya, what about that James -- my crystal ball right? (haha -- that post yesterday)

C'mawn Broonz


CanadianMule - 3/9/2013 at 04:42 AM

Hawks finally lose a game. I guess it couldn't last forever but it would have been nice.

Watched Ottawa'a AHL team win again beating NYR. Don't know how they do it but the effort is great. Don't give up and keep coming. Torts has to go in NY. He shortens the bench too much and the guys are gassed.


cubchubby - 3/10/2013 at 04:49 AM


CanadianMule - 3/10/2013 at 12:34 PM

quote:



LMAO! Now that is funny. And true. Will be sharing that with some Hawk buddies.

Thanks. good way to start the day with a laugh.


leafsfan - 3/10/2013 at 04:01 PM

LOL


Stephen - 3/12/2013 at 02:16 PM

Key tonite in Pittsburg, where the Pennies have won 5 straight & can overtake us in the conf. w/#6 -- meantime we overtake Les Habs for the div if we win -- wonder who will start -- if Tuukka specifically asks Julien will probably go w/him, otherwise Anton
Let's go Broonz, keep the heat on -- nice div. win last nite, 2 hard-earned points...


Stephen - 3/13/2013 at 01:54 AM

Anton has stood on his head in this game tonite after B's outshot 31-13 w/7 min. left -- he doesn't deserve to lose this thing -- c'mon B's, hang on, these are 2 huge points...*

* well that sucks -- what a gift





[Edited on 3/13/2013 by Stephen]


IPowrie - 3/14/2013 at 04:59 PM

So what do you guys think of the realignment starting next season?


leafsfan - 3/14/2013 at 07:11 PM

quote:
So what do you guys think of the realignment starting next season?


Love the fact that the Dead things will be playing the leafs 5-6 times a year.

Don't like the fact that 2 Fla teams now in Adams division. Only backs up the fact that there should not be 1 or 2 teams in Florida.

No comment on playoffs as the Leafs need to make the playoffs before I can complain about structure.


Stephen - 3/16/2013 at 02:03 PM

Lost in all the BHawk excitement, Anyheim looks as tho they want to keep the Cup in town for another year -- they're going awesome --
c'mon B's, turn 'em into cap pistols -- Anton has played awesome this year, except for two periods, both 3-goal third-period outbursts -- it wasn't all his fault that collapse against Pitts., esp. the one w/2 min. left -- wow that one still hurts BROONZ


leafsfan - 3/16/2013 at 03:47 PM

quote:
Anyheim looks as tho they want to keep the Cup in town for another year


If your ever in Southern Cal and Ducks are playing its worth the price of admission. Great atmosphere, hard liqs for sale even Tequila!! LOL

Tunes are awesome, crowd is pumped.

You can even buy game used sticks at end of game.


skypup - 3/17/2013 at 12:56 PM

quote:
Don't like the fact that 2 Fla teams now in Adams division. Only backs up the fact that there should not be 1 or 2 teams in Florida.


Eliminate the Panthers. Tampa has sold out 15 straight home games.


gwigney - 3/17/2013 at 09:05 PM

From the guy from Ottawa who is living in Chicago - I just wanted to confirm that yes the Leafs do indeed suck!


leafsfan - 3/18/2013 at 06:57 PM

quote:
From the guy from Ottawa who is living in Chicago - I just wanted to confirm that yes the Leafs do indeed suck!



Sorry You Suck!!!


ABBcujo - 3/19/2013 at 04:26 PM

I've thrown in the towel on the Flyers season, just can't seem to get it together and they aren't playing into Lavy's system (Doesn't have right guys).

Been reading up on the Leafs everyday. Sure hoping they will make the playoffs and get that drought over with. Love watching their young guys.... Frattin, Kadri, Bozak, Holzer, Franson... Sure hope they can keep getting better the more they play.


CanadianMule - 3/20/2013 at 01:22 PM

Leafs young guys are fun to watch as are the Sens young guys who continue to win or at least pick up a point in most games. The Sens should have been out of the playoff race long ago with all their injuries but through miracles and strong goaltending, they are still mid-pack.

Would be great to see both make the playoffs and meet up for another Battle Of Ontario. I think the Leafs would be in trouble though. They score but can't stop others. The Sens goalies (all 3) have been awesome and if that continues, the Leafs would have a hard time. Time will tell if both can hold their places.

Buffalo is just bad this year but they beat the Habs which works for me.

And the Hawks continue to kick ass.


Stephen - 3/20/2013 at 02:28 PM

quote:

And the Hawks continue to kick ass.


That they do bro, & keen to see how that game comes out tonite on the left coast in that CFP -- they're the 2 best teams, should tell a lot -- B's tho have suddenly lost 3 of last 5 -- as in, 3 of last 5 3rd-period WTF-happened-s -- the fact is, we're playing awesome most of the time
Let's go Broonz -- David Krejci OK luckily after taking that slapper to the knee against Pitts, Ouch


Lee - 3/20/2013 at 08:20 PM

quote:
quote:

And the Hawks continue to kick ass.


That they do bro, & keen to see how that game comes out tonite on the left coast in that CFP -- they're the 2 best teams, should tell a lot -- B's tho have suddenly lost 3 of last 5 -- as in, 3 of last 5 3rd-period WTF-happened-s -- the fact is, we're playing awesome most of the time
Let's go Broonz -- David Krejci OK luckily after taking that slapper to the knee against Pitts, Ouch



Careful, Anaheim can get within three points tonight.


leafsfan - 3/20/2013 at 09:09 PM

Western Conference standings are nuts. 4 points seperating 7 teams? Crazy with 20 to go, things are going to get exciting.

Columbus in the playoff hunt!?!?!?

I wonder if Nash is poison to a room? Rangers aren't any better by having him around.


cubchubby - 3/20/2013 at 09:21 PM

quote:
Western Conference standings are nuts. 4 points seperating 7 teams? Crazy with 20 to go, things are going to get exciting.


It's going to be like playoff hockey all month.


Here's a cool contest on the Blackhawks site ... you can win part ownership of a race horse with Eddie Olcyzk ... http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=87290


leafsfan - 3/21/2013 at 01:50 AM

LEAFS WIN!!!! Finally.

Just looking at stats and am very excited about the possibity of a Habs Leafs playoff matchup.

401 corridor would explode!!!

[Edited on 3/21/2013 by leafsfan]


fensranger - 3/21/2013 at 04:52 PM

Leafs/Habs would be great for the league.

BTW anyone think a 60 game season would be better than an 80 game season. This 48 game season is awesome. The games are all so big and so many tight races. As a Ranger fan, we have been so average that its going to be a tough road to get into the playoffs but the games are all so close and exciting.

Looking forward to April. Its almost like an extra month of playoffs!!!


leafsfan - 3/21/2013 at 06:59 PM

No owner will go for 60 games, even with another round of playoffs thrown in.

I think they like the 4 games a week routine.

April is going to be nuts!!!


Lee - 3/21/2013 at 08:42 PM

Yeah this is gonna be fun for the next few weeks. Glad I have the NHL network.


hankpipes - 3/22/2013 at 03:30 AM

quote:
I wonder if Nash is poison to a room? Rangers aren't any better by having him around.


Pretty unfair to put the Rangers problems on the acquisition of Nash IMO. He is their best offensive player hands down. The guy is a monster on the ice and it's a blast watching him play. A friend of mine calls him Bugs Bunny. Huh? He asked me if I ever saw the BB cartoon where Bugs is on a baseball team and he plays every position. He says Nash reminds him of that.

Some of my thoughts for their struggles -

1) Tortorella's act is starting to wear on the players. While the players bought into his hard nosed style hook line and sinker last season he's been pushing too many of the same buttons without getting the old results. The public lambasting and calling out of star players after last weeks loss in Buffalo didn't win him any points with his group.

2) Tortorella forcing Gaborik to play left wing. Gaborik is a career RW who piled in 40 or more 2 of the last 3 seasons. Sometime he looks lost on LW. It's obvious to everyone the switch is a failure, and T lets it continue. Almost like he wants him to fail. Rumor has it Gaborik is on the trading block.

3) Keeping all top four defenseman healthy at the same time. Their d'men 5 on down are awful.

4) IMO thIs is the single biggest reason - The loss of Brandon Prust. The man had that uncanny ability to light a fire under the team with a single hit or scrap. No way could the Rangers give him the money the Habs did, but no one has been unable to step up and replace that intangible.

For this Rangers fan, 2013 is starting to feel like 1995 all over again.


ABBcujo - 3/22/2013 at 03:56 PM

quote:
Yeah this is gonna be fun for the next few weeks. Glad I have the NHL network.


That channel is the IV stuck in my arm... Keeps me alive.


leafsfan - 3/22/2013 at 07:01 PM

Leafs Bruins back to back this weekend. Be great to see Kessell show up for one or both of these tilts. Lupul back Monday will help the Leafs cause. Lupul is en fuego these days along with Khadri.

LEAFS!!!!


IPowrie - 3/23/2013 at 07:30 PM

Justin Abdelkader had his first hat trick last night Always nice to beat Anahiem and hopefully the Wings can do it again tomorrow.


CanadianMule - 3/24/2013 at 03:24 PM

quote:
quote:
I wonder if Nash is poison to a room? Rangers aren't any better by having him around.


Pretty unfair to put the Rangers problems on the acquisition of Nash IMO. He is their best offensive player hands down. The guy is a monster on the ice and it's a blast watching him play. A friend of mine calls him Bugs Bunny. Huh? He asked me if I ever saw the BB cartoon where Bugs is on a baseball team and he plays every position. He says Nash reminds him of that.

Some of my thoughts for their struggles -

1) Tortorella's act is starting to wear on the players. While the players bought into his hard nosed style hook line and sinker last season he's been pushing too many of the same buttons without getting the old results. The public lambasting and calling out of star players after last weeks loss in Buffalo didn't win him any points with his group.

2) Tortorella forcing Gaborik to play left wing. Gaborik is a career RW who piled in 40 or more 2 of the last 3 seasons. Sometime he looks lost on LW. It's obvious to everyone the switch is a failure, and T lets it continue. Almost like he wants him to fail. Rumor has it Gaborik is on the trading block.

3) Keeping all top four defenseman healthy at the same time. Their d'men 5 on down are awful.

4) IMO thIs is the single biggest reason - The loss of Brandon Prust. The man had that uncanny ability to light a fire under the team with a single hit or scrap. No way could the Rangers give him the money the Habs did, but no one has been unable to step up and replace that intangible.

For this Rangers fan, 2013 is starting to feel like 1995 all over again.


Agree with all and would add that Torts will shorten the bench way too far and too early. Plus as I mentioned during last year's playoffs, blocking shots takes its' toll.

Torts act wears thin just watching a few minutes of watching, never mind being on the team.


I notice no Sabres love from Leafs nation this week?


leafsfan - 3/24/2013 at 06:33 PM



Just arrived at the Leafs players lounge after last nights win over the Bruins.


IPowrie - 3/25/2013 at 03:34 AM

Nice the Wings took two from the Ducks


Stephen - 3/25/2013 at 03:10 PM

quote:


Just arrived at the Leafs players lounge after last nights win over the Bruins.




Tomorrow it'll be a maple leaf being blown out to sea -- c'mawn B's, stay with it, we're doing good -- revved up offense like that Sat night & still coming up short -- that's a slump alright


Stephen - 3/26/2013 at 01:28 AM

We're outshootin' the Leafs again, and again they're proving difficult
C'mon Broonz We Need These 2 Points


Sang - 3/26/2013 at 02:39 PM

Don't know how to react when the Blackhawks lose................


leafsfan - 3/26/2013 at 05:26 PM

quote:
Don't know how to react when the Blackhawks lose................


I'm thinking Hawks Pens for the cup. I know really go out on a limb there Mike but thats what I am thinking. Playoffs start in just over a month. Its nuts!!!


ABBcujo - 3/27/2013 at 12:26 PM

Trade deadline is fast approaching... Wonder which big names are gonna be on the move... Rumors have it that Boston Bruins are front runners for Iginla.

prohockeytalk.com

Have a lot of good hockey articles on there.


CanadianMule - 3/28/2013 at 11:45 AM

Iginla is now a Penguin. How can these guys afford all this under the cap?

Chicago will still kick their asses.


cubchubby - 3/28/2013 at 02:58 PM

quote:
Iginla is now a Penguin. How can these guys afford all this under the cap?



Here's a site that shows every teams salary cap situation .... http://www.capgeek.com/charts.php?Team=26


leafsfan - 3/28/2013 at 05:32 PM

quote:
Chicago will still kick their asses.


Maybe on the golf course as they will have a head start with the clubs.


PhotoRon286 - 3/28/2013 at 07:44 PM

quote:
Iginla is now a Penguin. How can these guys afford all this under the cap?

Chicago will still kick their asses.


Looks like Jerome canned a trade to Boston.

That was all they could talk about last night was him going to Boston.

Ooops.


fensranger - 3/28/2013 at 07:48 PM

there is something terribly wrong when penguins can get a player like that. How is it possible in this day and age for one team to get all those stars. Makes no sense to me. Obviously Crosby makes everyone better so guys like Kunitz and Leteng are just much better than they would be on other teams. But Malkin, Ignala and Crosby are all bonofide superstars. There is no way anyone is beating this team unless guys go down with injuries or unless their goaltending tanks.


leafsfan - 3/28/2013 at 08:00 PM

quote:
Looks like Jerome canned a trade to Boston.

That was all they could talk about last night was him going to Boston.

Ooops.


That was a major coup by the Penn's. Everyone is texting Iggy to Bruins, TSN even showing Feaster head to the office to seal the deal after Bruins game over. Aaron Ward stated on TSN. He is going to Boston. Then at 10:30 pac time on Sportsnet Pacific, Don Taylor leads off with a Lee Corso "not so fast", Jerome is going to the Penns.

Not too tough a choice if it was me. Go hang out with a bunch of flopping, diving goons in Beantown or play with Crosby and for Lemieux.

Love the fact Flames could have got more from Boston but Iggy said nope, I like me some Steelers football.



CanadianMule - 3/28/2013 at 10:06 PM

quote:
quote:
Chicago will still kick their asses.


Maybe on the golf course as they will have a head start with the clubs.


LOL - I can't agree there. The Penguins forgot to get a goalie. they can score but they can't stop them. Does Iggy make them unstoppable? No. He is long past prime. Still a decent player and has heart but no longer superstar status player. Same with Morrow. Sometimes adding too much isn't a good thing. Not much for team chemistry bringing a half dozen new guys on board late like this. Definitely makes them a favorite but with hockey there are no guarentees or sure things.

Boston got stiffed.


PhotoRon286 - 3/28/2013 at 10:28 PM

Penguins looking like the yankees of the NHL.

Wasn't a guaranteed Cup for Detroilet when they did it.


Stephen - 3/29/2013 at 02:00 AM

Ott & Leafs have heated up while B's have cooled down, they're just 2 & 4 behind the B's now -- let's go B's, Mont lucked into that win last night


leafsfan - 3/29/2013 at 03:17 PM

Ottawa is definitly leading the pack for the team of the year award. The number of holes they have filled with call-ups from Binghampton is crazy. And they keep winning. They just work harder then their opponents.

Bishop made a huge shoulder save last night. Right out of road hockey.

Be interesting to see how the Sens do once they start replenishing their roster in the next few weeks.

Leafs Sens tomorrow night. Should be a great game.

Hey Cmule is Melnyk whining again about obnoxious Leafs fans taking over the bank?


CanadianMule - 3/30/2013 at 03:51 AM

No he is currently leading the CSI teams to prove that Matt Cooke cut Karlson on purpose. Bringing in the experts! I think he may be dipping into the meds leftover from his Biovale days.

Ottawa is a great story this year though. Three awesome goalies. Anderson was poised to be the best goalie in the league this season when he went down with injury. The other two step in and the team doesn't miss a beat. Lose the top center, the Norris winning defenceman and then last season's leading goal scorer to top off their #1 goalie. Then a few assorted regulars. Replace them with call ups and still keep winning or picking up at least a point? Incredible.


leafsfan - 3/31/2013 at 03:43 AM

This Leafs season just keeps getting better and better. Watched the Leafs Sens at a Sens friendly bar here in Victoria. Yes folks in the US there are bars dedicated to hockey teams. We are that drunk on the game.

Anyway walked in to the bar with an old friend from Scarberia in our finest Leafs gear and proceeeded to enjoy another Leafs win amongst the Sens faithful. It has been a long time since I can say I like the way this team is going. Not since Gary Roberts was playing second fiddle to 13 back in 98 or so (which was a joke) have I liked the makeup of a leafs team as much as I enjoy watching these guys.

I don't see Nonis making any major moves at the deadline. I hope not anyway.
Bring in some backup players but please no Luongo.

GO LEAFS GO!!!! First rounder against the habs would be so sweet.


PhotoRon286 - 3/31/2013 at 04:04 PM

Happy birthday Gordie Howe!!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/wings/2013/03/31/gordie-howe-at-85 th-birthday/2039683/


Sad to hear he's in this condition.



[Edited on 3/31/2013 by PhotoRon286]


Stephen - 4/1/2013 at 01:07 AM

Didn't take long for the Hawks to take the starch out of the proceedings tho -- 3-0 practically before they finished serenading Gordie with Happy Birthday

C'Mon Bruins We Need These Points -- our offense has gone quiet -- we need to make hay on these games in hand


CanadianMule - 4/1/2013 at 02:00 AM

You should be worried Stephen because the Bruins are not winning so far against Buffalo and Buffalo looks terrible. Sad but true.

Ahhhh the rollercoaster ride that is life as a leafs fan. I think you were crapping on them a week ago. And likely next week again. I think I had more faith in them than you did. But one game against The Sens does not give you a Cup just yet. I enjoy the Leafs being a playoff team though.

Hawks pound today.

And Stephen's Bruins finally show up. Not a good game Stephen by either team.


leafsfan - 4/1/2013 at 01:54 PM

quote:
Ahhhh the rollercoaster ride that is life as a leafs fan. I think you were crapping on them a week ago.


Probably, LOL, the lockout has made me cautious. I have tried very hard to keep an even keel on the Leafs. Watching with both eye's open, sober, etc. As the saying goes this ain't my first rodeo.

By adding some goonery, some in yer face attitiude, playing north south hockey, they have become the kind of team I like. That boiled out of me after a few beers on Saturday. It's been a while since a Leafs fan could point to their team and not moan and groan.

LEAFS!!!!


gondicar - 4/2/2013 at 07:20 PM

Jaromir Jäger to the Bruins. This is a good move...yes he's older, but he doesn't need to be the savior. He's an offensive minded player and a defensive minded team, and his 14 goals tie him for the team lead with Marchand. Could be a big boost to ther grossly underperforming power play. Bs need more goals and Jagr has the experience and ability to help with that. Maybe some of him will rub off on Tyler Seguin, who has tons of talent but no bonafide goal scorer to learn from. Side note: Seguin wasn't even born when Jagr entered the league.


Stephen - 4/3/2013 at 12:33 AM

It'll be interesting to see how he does -- hopefully better than when they got an aging Jaques Plante late in his career -- or, in more recent times , hopefully it pans out better than the Kevin Stevens trade

Buffalo scored a shorthanded goal tonite, 3-against-5 -- wow!! 4-1 Sabiz over the Pennies

Patrice B didn't return after a shot to the head -- please oh please, let his concussion not return.

[Edited on 4/3/2013 by Stephen]


PhotoRon286 - 4/3/2013 at 02:00 AM

And it's a final!

4-1 what's left of Buffalo beats the Penguins.

Iginla scores the only Pixberg goal.


gondicar - 4/3/2013 at 02:23 AM

I am thinking more like Mark Recchi deal.

Praying for Bergy.


ABBcujo - 4/3/2013 at 12:37 PM

3pm trade deadline today. Should be interesting to see who gets traded and also wonder about the players who would be traded to make room for salary cap (cap is coming down for next season)...


CanadianMule - 4/3/2013 at 12:53 PM

I thought that they have all been traded by now.

In Canada, there are two sports networks that have all day trade center and all the trades over the last few days have taken away all their stories. Will just be a bunch of guys talking about nothing now. Has been the same for the last couple of years.

Buffalo finally shows up and breaks the Pens streak. Too bad they can't beat last place teams.


gondicar - 4/4/2013 at 11:01 AM

quote:
Patrice B didn't return after a shot to the head -- please oh please, let his concussion not return

Bad news, it is indeed a 4th concussion. Out indefinitely.


CanadianMule - 4/4/2013 at 01:51 PM

quote:
quote:
Patrice B didn't return after a shot to the head -- please oh please, let his concussion not return

Bad news, it is indeed a 4th concussion. Out indefinitely.


Sad. Suprised as I didn't even have him in a pool this season. Has to start considering retiring and saving his brain.

Makes the Jagr pick up even more important.

Funny that Chara and Redden end up on the same team again. Plus picked up the Dawg on waivers from Ottawa last week. Bruins are loading up on Sens alumni.

Leafsfan must be thrill that the Leafs are finally acting intelligent by not picking up Luongo or Kipper. Reimer is better than both at this stage and deserved the confidence from the team.

Hated to see Bishop leave Ottawa but they got some much needed scoring in return. Good deal for both Ottawa and Tampa.

Buffalo trades away one of the only guys who has been good the last two seasons. I guess time will tell.


dimplesjbc - 4/4/2013 at 03:04 PM

Meaningful hockey in April in Edmonton , its been a long time . GO OILERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


leafsfan - 4/4/2013 at 04:04 PM

Loving the fact that we could have 6 of the 7 Cdn teams in the playoffs this year. Need everyone to keep rolling, the Jets to wake up and Oilers to find one more gear to get over the hump into 8th.

Leafs Habs playoff matchup please!!!


CanadianMule - 4/5/2013 at 03:56 AM

Jagr is making a nice start for Bruins fans.

Tampa looks great after picking up Bishop too. Shut out for his first game with them is a nice start also.


gondicar - 4/5/2013 at 11:00 AM

quote:
Jagr is making a nice start for Bruins fans.



Jagr got the games only goal (Rask 40 saves, amazing game for him) but was pretty hard on himself after the game. Bs really missed Bergeron, he's a huge loss.


CanadianMule - 4/5/2013 at 04:03 PM

Not the greatest goal as it went in off his skate but it works especially when it's the only goal.


skypup - 4/5/2013 at 07:28 PM

quote:
Tampa looks great after picking up Bishop too. Shut out for his first game with them is a nice start also.


46 saves for the night.


CanadianMule - 4/5/2013 at 08:56 PM

quote:
quote:
Tampa looks great after picking up Bishop too. Shut out for his first game with them is a nice start also.


46 saves for the night.


He is a class act also and has played great for Ottawa. You will be happy.


leafsfan - 4/7/2013 at 03:41 PM

Big week for Toronto, home and home against the stinking Rain-jahhhhsss then Saturday on HNIC against the stinkin Habs. All games on TV here on the west coast, life is good.

Not liking the idea of playing the bruins in 1st round but unless Boston turns it up or off, its starting to look like 4-5 matchup is either Ott at Bos or Tor at Bos. UGLY!!!!

GO LEAFS GO!!!!!


gondicar - 4/7/2013 at 06:25 PM

quote:
Big week for Toronto, home and home against the stinking Rain-jahhhhsss then Saturday on HNIC against the stinkin Habs. All games on TV here on the west coast, life is good.

Not liking the idea of playing the bruins in 1st round but unless Boston turns it up or off, its starting to look like 4-5 matchup is either Ott at Bos or Tor at Bos. UGLY!!!!

GO LEAFS GO!!!!!


I know he's just 1 player, but the Bruins looks like a different team without Patrice Bergeron. They need him back if they really want to amke another cup run, IMO.


Stephen - 4/9/2013 at 12:12 AM

21 shots early in the 2nd period?????????
C'mon B's, what is up -- mayb we're winning 3-0 but it's not a real 3-0 lead -- we lean on our goalies way too much
be well & get back soon Patrice B. -- they're calling it a "moderate concussion" -- hopefully he'll play again this season, late into May


[Edited on 4/9/2013 by Stephen]


leafsfan - 4/13/2013 at 04:10 PM

Habs at Leafs tonight has the potential for an explosive affair. Can't fricken wait!!!!


ABBcujo - 4/15/2013 at 03:53 PM

quote:
Habs at Leafs tonight has the potential for an explosive affair. Can't fricken wait!!!!


Sure was an explosive game.

Loved seeing the Leafs kick some butt.


ABBcujo - 4/16/2013 at 12:09 PM

Leafs win again! Leafs are rolling right into the playoffs.

Carey Price gets pulled in back to back games... who would've ever thought that would happen to him.


Stephen - 4/17/2013 at 02:28 AM

My gosh -- 8 straight for the Craps (as Wotty liked to call them)
Mr. Ott is never forgotten, esp on this thread, & w/his team suddenly going so well -- the Maple Leafs are too -- mayb we'll play them first round
Let's go Bruins -- heal up quickly, Patrice Bergeron


Sang - 4/17/2013 at 03:06 AM










Go Blackhawks!


CanadianMule - 4/21/2013 at 05:03 AM

Leafsfan must be happy tonight. I went to the Sens/Leafs game tonight courtesy of another Leafs fan. Leafs fans out in big numbers and having fun. Sens put 50 shots on net but couldn't score more than 1. Toronto wanted to get Luongo or Kipper at the deadline? Reimer is better than both. Smartest move that Toronto never made.

The funny part is the Leafs fans in Ottawa are bigger die-hards and louder than the fans in Toronto. Although alcohol does play a bigger factor at Sens/Leafs games. With both sets of fans trying to drown each other out. It just becomes noise. But lots of fun.

My buddy and I disagreed about the fight. But they even miss a few shots at the start that Kassian lands and he still wins this one. My friend said he just wanted to hold on. Once he was tired out from being the only guy swinging I guess. I didn't notice the McLaren headbutts while at the game. Too bad they didn't go again but McLaren didn't play after that fight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwNr7Z6qyeU


leafsfan - 4/22/2013 at 02:35 AM

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The funny part is the Leafs fans in Ottawa are bigger die-hards and louder than the fans in Toronto


If there was an oppurtunity for the real leaf fan to get half decent seats at a half decent price the atmosphere in ACC would definitly improve.

I remember in 93 when the season ticket holders had no faith in the Leafs to beat the 1st place Wings. Real fans actually had a chance at buying the seats to games 3 and 4. Maple Leaf Gardens was a gong show of true blue fans not the corporate egg heads drinking Stella and chompin on Sushi between periods. I was at games 4 and 6. The noise and atmosphere we're amazing!!!

We also road tripped to Montreal or Buffalo so we could see the guys play live at a decent price. I bet a bunch of folks at Sens on Saturday we're from GTA.

So pumped about the Leafs being in the playoffs. I am growing a playoiff beard for sure


fensranger - 4/23/2013 at 03:39 PM

quite a battle in the east for the final 3 spots and 4 teams. Winnipeg is hanging very tough. This is quite a race with 2 or 3 games left per team. Not sure of the matchups for each team but Islanders have an easy road except they are on the road. So close and the standings can still scramble alot.


dougrhon - 4/23/2013 at 04:29 PM

quote:
quite a battle in the east for the final 3 spots and 4 teams. Winnipeg is hanging very tough. This is quite a race with 2 or 3 games left per team. Not sure of the matchups for each team but Islanders have an easy road except they are on the road. So close and the standings can still scramble alot.


The Rangers have really beaten up on non-playoff teams. The last three games are also against non-playoff teams. I hope they have a few goals left in them.


fensranger - 4/24/2013 at 07:29 PM

so pissed Rangers lost to Florida again yesterday. Maybe they want to meet Penguins in Round 1. They are very fortunate Winnipeg is slumping. Crazy last week with so much unsettled. Wish all seasons were 48 games starting in January!!! To me that is when hockey begins anyway!!!!


cubchubby - 4/25/2013 at 03:44 PM

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Crazy last week with so much unsettled. Wish all seasons were 48 games starting in January!!! To me that is when hockey begins anyway!!!!


I agree. I really don't start until football is over. 48 games is the right amount my only gripe is that it was all intra-conference.


Sang - 4/25/2013 at 04:13 PM








Congrats on the President's Trophy!


Go Blackhawks!


Bhawk - 4/25/2013 at 05:44 PM



I think it'd be cool if everyone on the team took a shot out of it.

Too many trophy superstitions, though.

I've always thought the leaving the Clarence Campbell Bowl or the Prince of Wales Trophy on the table was kinda silly.

Anyone else remember in 1993 when the Habs went to skate the Prince of Wales Trophy and the lid fell off and clanged on the ice? They all looked like little boys who had just broken a window.

Why I remember sht like that, I'll never know.


gondicar - 4/29/2013 at 04:23 PM

Playoff time. Who ya got?


Stephen - 4/29/2013 at 04:26 PM

Boy have we lost games late in the 3rd period this season -- 1st place was there for the taking -- kinda don't like how we're looking right now but hopefully playing a hot Leafs team will raise the B's own level of play -- they haven't been playing bad, but the 3rd-period coughups...

Ca-mawn, Broonz


Bhawk - 4/29/2013 at 06:42 PM

East Round 1
Pens
Les Habitants
Ranger$
Leafs...no, wait, I can't. That's just too much of an improbability. Broonz.

West Round 1
Hawks
Ducks
Sharks (saving us from having to hear the whiny b---h Canuck fan base complain about everything for the next month)
Kings


Dannyspell - 4/29/2013 at 07:02 PM


gondicar - 4/29/2013 at 08:44 PM

quote:



Way to go out on a limb there, Dannyspell.

Here's mine...

East
Bruins in 6.
Rangers in 7
Pitt in 4
With Carey Price in net, Ottawa in 6.
With Peter Budaj in net, Habs in 7.

West
Hawks in 5
Ducks in 6
Canucks in 7
Kings in 4


lonomon - 4/30/2013 at 12:04 PM

Pitts and Chi in the finals

leaning towards Chi for the whole shebang


Stephen - 4/30/2013 at 02:33 PM

Broonz over Leafs
Pitts. over NYI
Mont-Ott -- gotta feeling about Ott in this one -- Habs tho in 6
Rangiz-Craps -- WottTF -- fans of both on here -- Wash right now (over last few weeks) is 2nd best to Pitts -- but it's the B'way Blueshirts too -- goin' w/Caps in 5

Bhawks blow by MN
Wings-Dux, boy would I like to pick Det. -- it's the 1st time since 1996 all O-6ers have been in the playoffs -- going w/ the MD, but, if Det. wings back to Motown w/a split...

St.L-LA & SJ-Vanc -- all 4 of these teams picked it up over the last few weeks & are playing well -- the kanuckleheadz, yeesh -- tough pick in that one, but I see Joe Thornton & the Shahks showin Vanc. the way to SJ -- & Blues bring LA's reign to an end

c'mawn Broonz, don't get so nervous late in games, just play like you normally would


CanadianMule - 4/30/2013 at 03:55 PM

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With Carey Price in net, Ottawa in 6.
With Peter Budaj in net, Habs in 7.



LMAO! Good call. Which goalie for the Sens?

The Sens will be no pushovers especially with karlson back in the lineup. 2nd lowest goals against in the league. The question is will they be able to score any. Different story for the lowest goals against in the league as they are also the 2nd highest in goals for - Chicago! That combo will be hard to beat.

Pens in 5 (Would love Tavares to take them down but hard to do alone)
Leafs in 6
Sens in 7 (With either goalie in net)
NYR in 6

Chicago in 6
Detroit in 7 (For Jack)
SJ in 6
LA in 6

I think someone needs to check on Leafsfan as he hasn't been posting on the NHL lately. He may be in shock that the Leafs are still playing at this time of year. Maybe he is already lined up for a parade like the rest of Leafs nation.


leafsfan - 4/30/2013 at 04:00 PM

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I think someone needs to check on Leafsfan as he hasn't been posting on the NHL lately. He may be in shock that the Leafs are still playing at this time of year. Maybe he is already lined up for a parade like the rest of Leafs nation.


I'm still drunk!!!! LEAFS F-en EH!!!! Burpppppppp!!!


CanadianMule - 4/30/2013 at 04:12 PM

quote:
quote:
I think someone needs to check on Leafsfan as he hasn't been posting on the NHL lately. He may be in shock that the Leafs are still playing at this time of year. Maybe he is already lined up for a parade like the rest of Leafs nation.


I'm still drunk!!!! LEAFS F-en EH!!!! Burpppppppp!!!



LMAO! That was fast. Just wait till he sobers up and finds out it was all a dream!


leafsfan - 4/30/2013 at 04:25 PM

Pens in 6 (If no Crosby this could be the Isles moment)
Leafs in 7 (If Kessel shows up and leafs can maintain toughness this could be over quick said the delusional leafs fan)
Sens in 6 (habs have been brutal down the stretch, too many Europeans)
NYR in 6 (Tort's last stand)

Chicago in 7 (probably in 5 but Minn likes to play D)
Detroit in 7 (For Jack x 2)
SJ in 7 (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE)
LA in 7 (Toss up, who wins this one, go with Quick or Billy Bishop)


leafsfan - 4/30/2013 at 04:29 PM

3 games on tonight!!!! 2 early 1 late. ALL GOOD!!!!!!

Leafs flag goes up on the new house tomorrow!!! First time in fricken forever that the flag has been displayed for the playoffs.

We recently moved from a middle working class neighbourhood where everyone **** s on each other over their hockey team to what seems like a middle class neighbourhood where no one watches hockey. Flag may turn some noses up but F-em if they can't handle it. Wait until I bring the race car home.

Leafs baby!!!!


dimplesjbc - 4/30/2013 at 05:13 PM

Pens in 5
Habs in 7
Caps in 7
Bruins in 6

Hawks in 6
Ducks in 6
Sharks in 7
Kings in 7


jim - 4/30/2013 at 05:15 PM

I am taking my son to Game 3 of the Isles/Pens series on Sunday. I am hoping for a repeat of 93!!!! I sort of like that no one is giving them a chance. They have nothing to lose.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRsrjIVkfL8


ABBcujo - 4/30/2013 at 06:13 PM

EAST
Pens in 4
Sens in 6
Rangers in 5
LEAFS in 6

WEST
BHawks in 5
Ducks in 6
Sharks in 6
Blues in 7


fensranger - 4/30/2013 at 07:59 PM

pens in 5
rangers in 7
bruins in 5
ottowa in 6


hawks in 4
kings in 6
ducks in 7
san jose in 7


Stephen - 4/30/2013 at 10:45 PM

Surprising all the NYR over Wash pix -- cap pistols they were not over the last 3-4 weeks
BROONZ -- it'll be a good one w/the Leafs -- they've been playing well, us not so much -- still think we'll beat 'em


Sang - 5/1/2013 at 04:16 AM

Tough game, but Hawks win in overtime................


leafsfan - 5/1/2013 at 04:30 PM

Great to see wings lose.

LA Blues game was ferocious. The hits we're awesome, end to end hockey.

Love the f-up by Quick to lose in OT.

A bunch of great games tonight. LEAFS BABY!!!!

Canucks game on TSN tonight and not on CBC is weird. Goes to show Canada ends at the end of the Coquihalla.


jim - 5/1/2013 at 04:39 PM

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LA Blues game was ferocious. The hits we're awesome, end to end hockey.




Those guys were taking it to each other. Great game to watch. They are going to need to reinforce the boards.

Can't wait for tonight, Isles/Pens. Would love to see my beloved long suffering Isles bring it to the Pens. I even turned my son into an Islander fan!! Poor kid. Knocked his teeth out for the occasssion too. ;-)




dougrhon - 5/1/2013 at 04:40 PM

I like the Rangers in this series as much of a pessimist as I normally am. As long as Callahan stays healthy the Rangers have more depth up front and should be able to contain Ovechkin. The Rangers have also been a hot team over the last several weeks and have actually started scoring goals. If only the damned power play didn't suck I would feel good about our cup chances.


gondicar - 5/1/2013 at 04:48 PM

quote:
A bunch of great games tonight. LEAFS BABY!!!!

Leafs only stand a chance if Phil Kessel doesn't dissapear into a turtle shell like he usually does against his former team. He was on a pace to score 40 goals and 100 or so points if this had been a full season, but can't ever seem to do anything against Boston.


fensranger - 5/1/2013 at 08:12 PM

the first two rounds of the stanley cup are the best so many great games. not like NBA where many first round matchups are mismatches. The hockey playoff teams are usually all very competitive. Should be some great hockey coming up.


cubchubby - 5/1/2013 at 08:23 PM

It's nice to see all original 6 teams make the playoffs. Also happy the Leafs and Bruins are on CNBC tonight as I haven't upgraded my dish package yet for NBC Sportschannel.


gondicar - 5/2/2013 at 11:57 AM

Good start for the Bruins, despite giving up an early goal they ended up putting together a strong overall effort. Kessel was a non-factor yet again.

A three sport winning night for Boston (two at the expense of Toronto...sorry leafsfan)!


ABBcujo - 5/3/2013 at 12:02 PM

Anyone know when the last time all Original 6 hockey teams made the playoffs?


cubchubby - 5/3/2013 at 01:02 PM

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Anyone know when the last time all Original 6 hockey teams made the playoffs?


1974.
Watched Ottawa game last night. They might be the worst power play team I've ever seen, can't even clear their own zone.


IPowrie - 5/3/2013 at 04:38 PM

Red Wings evened the series at one last night the not good part is they blew a three goal lead and needed OT to do it


Stephen - 5/3/2013 at 04:51 PM

quote:
Anyone know when the last time all Original 6 hockey teams made the playoffs?


it's the first time since 1996 all O-6ers were in the playoffs


fensranger - 5/3/2013 at 07:14 PM

well the Rangers will not last long if they play like they did last night. Lundquest played a sloppy 2nd period and Caps took advantage. I couldnt believe Rick Nash has been in the league 10 years and this is his 2nd playoffs. His playoff record is now 0-5 as he was swept in his first playoff and now dropped the first game of this series.


fensranger - 5/3/2013 at 07:53 PM

BTW, did anyone else watch the Ranger/Caps game. I am not an expert but how was that hidden puck trick not ruled a goal? Where else could the puck have possible been but in the net. LOL


leafsfan - 5/3/2013 at 08:15 PM

Loving this time of year!!!! great games last night, more to come tonight with Sens Habs rematch.

2 game suspension for Eller hit is a joke. NHL looking for American acceptance.

Couldn't believe Wings blew lead. I had turned it off with 10 to go as I figured all was done. Came back to TSN and the game was going into OT.

Winning goal on Quick was classic. If you have played soccer, hockey or any game that involves shotting into a net I think you would all agree Quick thought pass was going to Blues player on far side of rink not to Backes coming in late. It fooled me, fooled the guys on TV. Great series.

its the most magical time of the year!!!!


CanadianMule - 5/3/2013 at 09:46 PM

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Anyone know when the last time all Original 6 hockey teams made the playoffs?


1974.
Watched Ottawa game last night. They might be the worst power play team I've ever seen, can't even clear their own zone.

They make up for it with one of the best penalty kills in the league. The power play is where they have really missed Speeza all season. But they have defied the odds all season and seem to find a way to win. Lots of great young talent that will only improve. they will be a good team for quite a few seasons.

That series is officially very intense after last night's game.

quote:
2 game suspension for Eller hit is a joke. NHL looking for American acceptance.



I assume that you think it was a clean hit. I do. Shouldn't even have been a penalty. He definitely rocks Eller's world but he is going for body and not the head. When Eller's face hits the ice, his visor cuts him bad and the ice breaks the bones/dental. All that blood is what got him the penalty and suspension.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83qHq-RgEGM

Anderson was amazing in nets for the Sens.


Stephen - 5/3/2013 at 10:08 PM

Gosh one of the papers I read said it was the first time since 1996 -- will doublecheck
a great time of year indeed & let's go Bruins -- arriving in Toronto with a 2-0 lead is paramount -- nothing can be taken for granted against this Leafs team

[Edited on 5/3/2013 by Stephen]


hankpipes - 5/4/2013 at 08:08 PM

Lundqvist deserves 1st star even though they lost. This will be a short series if they don't get that piece of crap PP going. 5 mins. into OT they looked completely out of gas. WTF???


dimplesjbc - 5/6/2013 at 01:25 AM

Chris Neal what a puss , picks the easy target yet won't go with Prust , LOL that was comical .


leafsfan - 5/6/2013 at 03:38 AM

Great great hockey weekend. After a 9 year playoff drought for the leafs I forgot how amped I get watching the leafs. I was bezerko Saturday night.

Yesterday I changed things up by wearing a leafs jersey my folks gave me back in 93 or 94. Number 27 with GOLEAFSGO across the back. Jersey is many sizes to small.

Also pulled out an ancient leafs pillowcase and threw that one on the bed. LOL

I have to go to Van tomorrow so I will be messing with the mojo, hopefully it doesn't hurt the team.

All good, GO LEAFS GO!!!!


leafsfan - 5/6/2013 at 01:39 PM

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Chris Neal what a puss , picks the easy target yet won't go with Prust , LOL that was comical .


Prust went after 5 foot f-all Connacher. Game was nuts.

Leafs tonight!!!


dimplesjbc - 5/6/2013 at 05:41 PM

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quote:
Chris Neal what a puss , picks the easy target yet won't go with Prust , LOL that was comical .


Prust went after 5 foot f-all Connacher. Game was nuts.

Leafs tonight!!!


None of that may have happened if Neil steps up , but he didn't and it got out of hand .


jim - 5/6/2013 at 06:23 PM

Took my 6 year old son to the Isles/Pens game 3 yesterday. I have been a die hard Isles fan for far too long, and yesterday was bittersweet. The outcome was not the desired one, but it was great hearing that place rocking, and the Isles now know they belong on the same ice as the Pens. I don't think I have been to a hockey game that loud in decades. There is something about that old dump when its packed with 16,000+ that makes it so friggin' loud.

The Pens don't want to play the Isles 5 on 5. Isles dominate them even strength. We need to stay out of the box.

This video is a pretty good representation of the bedlam that was the Coliseum yesterday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJCHQBJNrCI


IPowrie - 5/7/2013 at 06:47 AM

Wings evened up the series tonight


CanadianMule - 5/7/2013 at 10:48 AM

Neil being afraid of Prust is a joke. He has fought him and won on a few occasions. The fights all started because Montreal believed their own hype about being able to push Ottawa around. Montreal are a smaller team so not sure how they decided on that game plan.

The Habs have been trying to get Neil to drop the gloves to pick up a penalty. Hate that fakr drop the gloves move. Neil isn't buying as it happened a couple of times this season and one was Prust. Every team in the NHL would sign Neil in a second. One of the top hitters in the league, strong as an ox, goes hard every game, light heavyweight that has fought bigger guys his whole career and taken down many. The only guy to take on Chara twice and win both. This guy is no pussy.

Montreal was playing cheap with some elbows and hits far more deserving of suspensions than Gryba's hit on Eller. The wider the score, the more Montreal played that way and then Therrien sends out his 4th line to send a signal and McLean matched him and 4 Habs got beat up. The 5th would have got killed but Kassian just sat on him.


gondicar - 5/7/2013 at 12:38 PM


Lee - 5/7/2013 at 07:27 PM

Nice to see Sidney Crosby back and doing well.


CanadianMule - 5/8/2013 at 12:19 PM

Black Hawks! Win

Ottawa win.

NYI making it interesting.

Love the playoffs.


fensranger - 5/8/2013 at 02:51 PM

will be at MSG tonight. Hoping Rangers can keep it going. Islanders are surprising the heck out of me, Fleury can be god awful at times and he has made this a very interesting 2 out of 3 series. The Islanders are now amped up and Pittsburgh could be in for a dogfight at this point.

As usual Vancouver is out. They are not built for the playoffs and its proven every year. Some great first round series are shaping up.


jim - 5/8/2013 at 04:53 PM



The biggest problem for the Pens aside from their goaltending is the heart and will of the Isles. I see a repeat of 93 and I love it.

The Coliseum might be the loudest arena in the country. The place is nuts.


dougrhon - 5/8/2013 at 04:53 PM

quote:
will be at MSG tonight. Hoping Rangers can keep it going. Islanders are surprising the heck out of me, Fleury can be god awful at times and he has made this a very interesting 2 out of 3 series. The Islanders are now amped up and Pittsburgh could be in for a dogfight at this point.

As usual Vancouver is out. They are not built for the playoffs and its proven every year. Some great first round series are shaping up.


The Rangers were still weak at 5 on 5 in game 3 but they were able to score some goals because their defenseman pressed and they got more aggressive. They need to keep it up and trust Hank if a break goes the other way.


leafsfan - 5/8/2013 at 05:49 PM

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As usual Vancouver is out.


Yep and its awesome. Former neighbour and huge Canucks fan has to fly a leafs flag until Leafs win the cup or eliminated.

I walked away with 2 six packs of micro brew and 20 bones all due to Schnieder and his inability to stop the Sharks.

IMO the Canucks we're ready to go until Schnieder blew out something and it killed their flow. Now Luongo is in net, he plays very well but does not get win so they mess team up and bring in CS after 2 close losses and CS isn't ready.

Canucks coaching and mgmt are to blame on this one. They have a good team but they are a tense bunch due to the on going Luongo situation and the team not being as tight as they we're before the Luongo situation.

Sharks make final four and as good as they played against Canucks and as big as they are the next round matchup against Bhawks should be awesome.

Leafs tonight!!!


dimplesjbc - 5/9/2013 at 02:52 AM

What an awesome game , lots of chances in OT for both teams , a real heartbreaker for the Leafs .


fensranger - 5/9/2013 at 02:13 PM

great win by the Rangers-they shut down Alex O. Not sure if they can pull it off but they made it a great series. Games are all so close. Wings/Ducks game was awesome as well. What a night of hockey.

Islanders - Penguins tonight. Hoping for a competitive game. Go Tavares!!!!


jim - 5/9/2013 at 03:11 PM

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Islanders - Penguins tonight. Hoping for a competitive game. Go Tavares!!!!



I am sure it will be more of the same. Let's Go Islanders!!


dougrhon - 5/9/2013 at 04:12 PM

The Rangers are surprising me by scoring 8 necessary goals in 2 games including 4 in the third period. I still think their strategy of laying back and letting the opponent control the point and boards in the defensive zone as if they are penalty killing is not the best way to preserve a lead or the lifespan of their fans.


leafsfan - 5/9/2013 at 04:57 PM

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What an awesome game , lots of chances in OT for both teams , a real heartbreaker for the Leafs .


I am impartial but that was an amazing game. Other then the outcome.

Leafs have some foot to the floor speed. great action, fierce in your face hockey.

Leafs go out and find some depth on the blueline and some size up front I see some good years ahead.

LEAFS will take this series to 7 games.


hankpipes - 5/9/2013 at 10:06 PM

Ovechkin being Ovechkin. Keep your eye on the orange arrow.

http://imgius.com/photos/20130509136808541567205.gif


jim - 5/10/2013 at 02:57 PM

Isles were gross, looked like they were skating in maple syrup. Volkun ain't that good desptie the shutout. He was giving up huge rebounds. Isles forwards had no gas. They need to get in front of him and create some traffic.


Stephen - 5/10/2013 at 09:06 PM

If we go into it tonite with a "tied 2-2" more so than an "up 3-1" mindset, we should be OK -- this Leafs team can't be taken for granted, they had just as many good chances in the OT of the previous game as the B's did & the series could easily have been tied
C'mawn Broonz


Lee - 5/11/2013 at 01:14 PM

I live in Chicago but am from Detroit. I get a gazillion TV channels but can't get game seven of the Wings game tomorrow night.


dimplesjbc - 5/11/2013 at 02:09 PM

quote:
I live in Chicago but am from Detroit. I get a gazillion TV channels but can't get game seven of the Wings game tomorrow night.


Here in the great white north we get every game .


Stephen - 5/13/2013 at 03:12 PM

Maybe he's getting senile as all the reports have suggested, but that grin on Gordie Howe's face this morning is for a reason -- one of the best playoff victories ever for the Red Wings... huge upset

C'mon Bruins, meet this Leafs teqm halfway & show em where ya live -- it can't be "first to score in this one wins it" -- they gotta open it up a little more -- both goalies have been awesome in this series -- the home ice, as we've seen, doesn't count for much
C'MAWN BROONZ -- word is that Ray Bourque will be in the stands behind the Bruins bench, a keenly-interested observer -- now if That can't motivate them...


fensranger - 5/13/2013 at 04:13 PM

Hoping both Rangers and Leafs can somehow pull out the road wins. Two great series. Was at MSG yesterday, what a great series. Lundquest is amazing but Rangers still will need to score 3 to win tonight. Can Rangers ever score an empty net goal. I dont think so.

I did not hear much about Isles Penguins. Islanders should have won game 6 and had they won, i believe that they would have won the 7th game in Pittsburgh yesterday. Penguins had no legs in that game and the Islanders were flying. Anyhow, Islanders still have a major issue in goal that they will need to fix heading into next season.

Detroit surprised me a great deal. they are a tough out.

I cannot believe the playoffs so far and its still round 1. I guess I say this every year.


Lee - 5/13/2013 at 04:31 PM

Hockey playoffs are the best. Very little difference between the seedings every year.

But I don't think my Wings have a shot in the bext round. I would say Black Hawks in five, maybe six.


Stephen - 5/14/2013 at 01:10 AM

Nice going leafsfan & other TML fans -- leafs caught the bruins at their worst -- that fourth goal just now -- no one in black & gold around


* & if this hadn't been posted we wouldn'a come back -- unbelievable



[Edited on 5/14/2013 by Stephen]


dimplesjbc - 5/14/2013 at 05:52 AM

Penguins in 5
Bruins in 7
Hawks in 6
Kings in 7


gondicar - 5/14/2013 at 10:43 AM

Wow. What a game 7. My cardiologist earned his money last night! BROONS!!!!!


Stephen - 5/14/2013 at 02:18 PM

Four of eight on the first round & yes all those picks for NYR were good ones -- not this time tho
We only played that game on a few hours rest because of travel/airplane problems, plus Seidenberg injured in the first minute -- he'll be needed

Bruins in 7 over NYR
anotha O-6er -- don't know who to pick, Chi or Det -- Hawks in 7
Pittsburgh over Ottawa
SJ over LA

BROONZ -- sorta ashamed to post, didn't think they'd come back


dougrhon - 5/14/2013 at 04:04 PM

I find my beloved Rangers confounding. I am afraid to pick them because then they score 1 goal in two games. Just when I give up they have a game like last night. Suffice it to say I think this team has the talent to beat the Boston Bruins in 6. Whether they will I cannot say. One thing is clear, Hank Lundquvist is the best goalie to ever lace up skates for the Rangers and easily the best in the NHL right now. But as was proven when he lost game 2 1-0 in overtime, he cannot score goals. It's a good day to be a Ranger fan.


fensranger - 5/14/2013 at 04:39 PM

good day to be a rangers fan hit 7 of 8 in round 1, the wings stopped my streak.

OK for round 2

LA in 6
Ottowa in 6
Chicago in 7
Rangers in 6


gondicar - 5/15/2013 at 09:44 PM

quote:
I find my beloved Rangers confounding. I am afraid to pick them because then they score 1 goal in two games. Just when I give up they have a game like last night. Suffice it to say I think this team has the talent to beat the Boston Bruins in 6. Whether they will I cannot say. One thing is clear, Hank Lundquvist is the best goalie to ever lace up skates for the Rangers and easily the best in the NHL right now. But as was proven when he lost game 2 1-0 in overtime, he cannot score goals. It's a good day to be a Ranger fan.


This series could go either way. Expect a tight, low scoring series.

I know it is cliche, but if any series "all comes down to goaltending" then this is one of them for sure. Granted that Lundquvist is probably better overall and should win the Veznia, but Rask has been pretty darn good as well. Somehow Rask isn't even a finalist for the Veznia, I assume based on # of wins (split more time with Khudobin so had fewer games started than the others), but statistically Rask was better than all 3 finalists in most other categories and tied for the league lead in shutouts (5).


IPowrie - 5/16/2013 at 07:08 AM

Am I the only one frustrated with the schedule for this round. The Red Wings- Blackhawks series had game one tonight and game two is on Saturday, that is frustrating, game two should be tomorrow or Friday than a travel day with game 3 the day after that. Biggest complaint about the playoffs is to much downtime between games


Stephen - 5/16/2013 at 05:18 PM

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One thing is clear, Hank Lundquvist is the best goalie to ever lace up skates for the Rangers and easily the best in the NHL right now. But as was proven when he lost game 2 1-0 in overtime, he cannot score goals. It's a good day to be a Ranger fan.


Stephen - 5/16/2013 at 05:28 PM

quote:
One thing is clear, Hank Lundquvist is the best goalie to ever lace up skates for the Rangers and easily the best in the NHL right now. But as was proven when he lost game 2 1-0 in overtime, he cannot score goals. It's a good day to be a Ranger fan.


Hey wait a minute -- Whattabout Eddie Giacomin?? Gilles Villemuere????? EMILE "THE CAT" FRANCIS????????
Hehe -- the old greats
- but yes Henrik on paper as of now is a if not the diff.-maker -- being dinged-up defensively Does Not Help either -- well, mayb old-great Jaromir will flash some of the old magic -- bottom line, as great as he is, everything Henrik can do, Tuukka can do too/better -- he's proven that & in goal it's even or we have a slight edge -- it's elsewhere where B's need to heal up....

"Sanderson Double-Teamed And Here We Go!" as the full-scale brawl broke out at the start of Game 3 of the 1970 playoffs at MSG...outta control

[Edited on 5/16/2013 by Stephen]


cubchubby - 5/16/2013 at 06:14 PM

quote:
Am I the only one frustrated with the schedule for this round. The Red Wings- Blackhawks series had game one tonight and game two is on Saturday, that is frustrating, game two should be tomorrow or Friday than a travel day with game 3 the day after that. Biggest complaint about the playoffs is to much downtime between games


I usually prefer a consistent flow to a series also. Although I'm glad they will be on Saturday afternoon as it will be nice foreplay for the Preakness. I think the Red Wings need a couple of days off .. they were gassed after the first period.
Commit to the Indian!


IPowrie - 5/17/2013 at 06:00 AM

quote:
quote:
Am I the only one frustrated with the schedule for this round. The Red Wings- Blackhawks series had game one tonight and game two is on Saturday, that is frustrating, game two should be tomorrow or Friday than a travel day with game 3 the day after that. Biggest complaint about the playoffs is to much downtime between games


I usually prefer a consistent flow to a series also. Although I'm glad they will be on Saturday afternoon as it will be nice foreplay for the Preakness. I think the Red Wings need a couple of days off .. they were gassed after the first period.
Commit to the Indian!


Won't stop rooting for the Red Wings until they are eliminated, then I'll be rooting for whoever is facing Chicago, unless it is Pittsburgh then I'd want both teams to lose


gondicar - 5/17/2013 at 02:01 PM

Has anyone seen leafsfan? I'm kinda worried about him.

In the meantime, back in Boston...



Game 1 seemed more like a chess match for the first 2 periods, but the 3rd period and OT were fun. I've never seen one team dominate an OT like the Bs did last night...8 shots on the PP helped that perception, especially since sometimes they don't get 8 shots in 8 PPs. Can't wait for game 2 Sunday afternoon...


leafsfan - 5/17/2013 at 04:38 PM

LOL someone say A*&h*&le????

Fricken Leafs, jes louise, its still killin me. Haven't set off my bud goal light since Monday night. Would have loved to beat Tort's.

Whata the big deal about Original 6 matchups? Pretty obvious the league is run nd controlled by an Amurikan when the matchups are much like the Sunday games on NBC, no Cdn content.

The US teams only sells on american tv BS tells me its time for a Cdn only league!!!! Take our cup, our Cdn dollars and our players back and head home.

Bruins suck!!!


IPowrie - 5/18/2013 at 08:03 PM

The Red Wings looked good today


skypup - 5/19/2013 at 03:33 AM

quote:
The US teams only sells on american tv BS tells me its time for a Cdn only league!!!! Take our cup, our Cdn dollars and our players back and head home.


Tampa Bay would be hurtin'...


Stephen - 5/19/2013 at 09:48 PM

We hold serve at home, now it's off to the unfriendly confines of MSG
I feel your pain leafsfan, it happened to us 2010 against Philly

It's probably no big deal, I'm just 1 older fan who thinks it's cool seeing the O-6ers playing each other -- look at Det.-Chic, no one thought the Wings would do anything but they gained a split in Anaheim, used it & now the same thing the 'hawks, who are expected to win it all -- it's cool cause they're age-old midwestern titans once again lumbering into playoff combat -- it's like, "they have a history" -- peace
Get back soon Dennis, Andrew et al & let's go, Bahstin BROOONZ baby



[Edited on 5/20/2013 by Stephen]


gondicar - 5/20/2013 at 04:11 PM

Nice that the Bs got to Hank for 5 goals (first time he has given up more than 4 since 2010, a span of 152 games). Would like to think the Bs might be in his head now, but he's too good for that plus he's going to be back on home ice for the next two...not predicting but a shutout is certainly possible in game 3. The B's young defensement have filled in very nicely, this kid Krug has some nice offensive skills and Bartkowski plays like a veteran. Jagr looked much better yesterday than in either of his last two games...he's going to get his goals, shoulda had at least one yesterday. Bs are sitting in a good position, but there's still a ton of hockey left in this series...if they just take 1 of the next two in NY I'll be happy.


dougrhon - 5/20/2013 at 05:00 PM

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We hold serve at home, now it's off to the unfriendly confines of MSG
I feel your pain leafsfan, it happened to us 2010 against Philly

It's probably no big deal, I'm just 1 older fan who thinks it's cool seeing the O-6ers playing each other -- look at Det.-Chic, no one thought the Wings would do anything but they gained a split in Anaheim, used it & now the same thing the 'hawks, who are expected to win it all -- it's cool cause they're age-old midwestern titans once again lumbering into playoff combat -- it's like, "they have a history" -- peace
Get back soon Dennis, Andrew et al & let's go, Bahstin BROOONZ baby



[Edited on 5/20/2013 by Stephen]


You did more than hold serve. The Rangers looked like dog crap and got outplayed in every area of the game including goal (even though most of those pucks were not really stoppable by Hank) It's is going to take a hell of a lot for the Rangers to come back and make this a real series. We will see if they can do it.


dougrhon - 5/20/2013 at 05:02 PM

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Nice that the Bs got to Hank for 5 goals (first time he has given up more than 4 since 2010, a span of 152 games). Would like to think the Bs might be in his head now, but he's too good for that plus he's going to be back on home ice for the next two...not predicting but a shutout is certainly possible in game 3. The B's young defensement have filled in very nicely, this kid Krug has some nice offensive skills and Bartkowski plays like a veteran. Jagr looked much better yesterday than in either of his last two games...he's going to get his goals, shoulda had at least one yesterday. Bs are sitting in a good position, but there's still a ton of hockey left in this series...if they just take 1 of the next two in NY I'll be happy.




The Rangers are going to have to start playing defense again. How ironic that in the game that two imortant offensive players, Nash and Cally, finally break through, the defense utterly collapses. Girardi who is a force normally, was awful.


gondicar - 5/20/2013 at 05:38 PM

Don't know much about Callahan other than what I've seen in this series, but man is he fun to watch (would be even more fun if he were wearing black & gold). Shocked that Nash hadn't scored a goal in the playoffs before yesterday, he clearly has mad skills.


dougrhon - 5/21/2013 at 05:35 PM

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Don't know much about Callahan other than what I've seen in this series, but man is he fun to watch (would be even more fun if he were wearing black & gold). Shocked that Nash hadn't scored a goal in the playoffs before yesterday, he clearly has mad skills.


Not as shocked as us. Those mad skills are why we obtained him. Cally is the heart and soul of the Rangers but it is not typical he scores a goal as pretty as that. He is sort of like a mini version of Mark Messier, smaller, not as fast and not as skillful but the same kind of player (though a wing not a center) But he hadn't done much offensively to this point either.


Stephen - 5/21/2013 at 07:59 PM

They didn't do too much in the first 2 games of the previous series either -- then they returned home to MSG & nothing was the same for the Caps -- it's no time for the B's to relax, they know they haven't yet seen the best of the Broadway Blueshirts
Let's Go Bruins

[Edited on 5/21/2013 by Stephen]


leafsfan - 5/21/2013 at 08:48 PM

Surprised Rangers re not taking it to Bruins defence. They have 3 regulars left. Leafs we're able to mess with Chara by beating on him at every opportunity.

Rangers as per usual are doing their best to blow an easy oppurtunity.

Wings up 2-1 is awesome. Much like the Bruins the hawks get away with murder. Duncan Kieth plays as dangerous as Torres but league looks the other way all the time.

Now if only the Red Wings could sell out their games and CBC could show more of the girl in daisy duke shorts behind Wings net last night.

LA San Jose - wake me when they hit 5 games.

Sens over Pens, now that would be a story.





dougrhon - 5/22/2013 at 05:05 PM

The Rangers are being outclassed by the Bruins. I don't even expect them to win tomorrow. Winning the series? The ABB is more likely to come out with a new album and go on a major world wide tour. Poor Hank totally hung out to dry.


hankpipes - 5/22/2013 at 11:50 PM

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Winning the series? The ABB is more likely to come out with a new album and go on a major world wide tour. Poor Hank totally hung out to dry.


With Dickey.


hankpipes - 5/23/2013 at 12:09 AM

After 2 periods last night I really started thinking Henrik was going to steal that one for us. Once the B's got the equalizer I knew it was a matter of time. The difference between the Caps and the Bruins is when Henrik was on the Caps got frustrated and started to quit. The Bruins never quit as witnessed in the Leafs series.

After the up and down short season and the awful post season I think it's time for Torts to go. Thanks to Henrik they were able to squeak by a far inferior Caps team and should have shown up much better against the Bruins. There is just way too much talent on this team for them to be struggling this much. The power play has been dysfunctional all season and still seems lost. Think about it....a PP goal in game 1 and a PP goal last night and realistically the Rangers could be up 2-1 in this series. But the PP is 0-for the series and the Rangers are in a 0-3 hole.

Going to the game tomorrow night with my daughter, not expecting a whole lot.


gondicar - 5/23/2013 at 01:33 PM

Tuukka time tonight!


Sang - 5/23/2013 at 01:47 PM

Blackhawks need to win this one tonight................


WharfRat - 5/23/2013 at 01:55 PM

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Tuukka time tonight!






gondicar - 5/23/2013 at 04:01 PM

Rangers forward Brad Richards is a healthy scratch for Game 4. I guess $12 million (his 2012-13 salary) doesn't get as much as it used to!


hankpipes - 5/23/2013 at 08:52 PM

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Rangers forward Brad Richards is a healthy scratch for Game 4. I guess $12 million (his 2012-13 salary) doesn't get as much as it used to!



My first thought was who, exactly, is going to take his place to put us on a 4 game winning streak?


hankpipes - 5/24/2013 at 04:28 AM

Well, whaddaya know. The B's are up 2-0, all hope is bleeding out of MSG and Hagelin tosses one towards net, Tukka falls on his tuchas the puck rolls in and the Rangers get a new set of legs. A PP goal (finally!!!) in the 3rd to tie it back up an OT win (finally!!!) and it ain't over yet. Renewed optimism!

Wings looking scary good right now.....


cubchubby - 5/24/2013 at 06:07 PM

Coach Quennville for the Blackhawks is getting outcoached in their series. He panicked last night and changed up all the lines. The result .. Kane, Hossa, Toews and Sharp had a combined total of 4 shots on goal and they had two power plays with no shots on goal. They have had quite a few shots hit the crossbar in this series, no reason to panic. If they go down it should be with lines that got them this far.

[Edited on 5/24/2013 by cubchubby]


dougrhon - 5/24/2013 at 06:13 PM

Thanks to the miracle of Facebook an old friend I haven't seen in 18 years out of the blue offered me a free ticket to last night's game. It was my 4th time in 20 years of attending playoff games that I saw the Rangers win in OT and I have plenty of losses under my belt too. The feeling of sudden victory never grows old. The Rangers are still quite unlikely to win 3 in a row and even winning tomorrow will be difficult. But they showed me something last night and I am proud of my team. Incredible that the tying goal came on the power play late in the third. Bet the Bruins fans weren't expecting that.


gondicar - 5/24/2013 at 07:29 PM

I can promise you two things:

1. Rask will never, ever fall down like that again.
2. Chara will never, ever give up the puck behind his own net like that again.

No trying to take anything away from the Rangers, but without two plays the Bruins are home resting up for Pit/Ott winner and the Rangers are making tee times (okay, I guess I am trying to take something away from the Rangers ). Now time for the Bs to finish the job at home tomorrow.

quote:
Bet the Bruins fans weren't expecting that.

I was thinking that no team can be held in check THAT long on the PP and so I was fully expecting a PPG from the Rangers every time the Bs got sent to the box.

And how about the slap shot of young Torey Krug, man o man has he got a cannon on the end of his stick!!





[Edited on 5/24/2013 by gondicar]


cubchubby - 5/25/2013 at 03:39 AM

quote:
Thanks to the miracle of Facebook an old friend I haven't seen in 18 years out of the blue offered me a free ticket to last night's game. It was my 4th time in 20 years of attending playoff games that I saw the Rangers win in OT and I have plenty of losses under my belt too. The feeling of sudden victory never grows old. The Rangers are still quite unlikely to win 3 in a row and even winning tomorrow will be difficult. But they showed me something last night and I am proud of my team. Incredible that the tying goal came on the power play late in the third. Bet the Bruins fans weren't expecting that.


Good for You! It must have been fun .. playoff hockey is the best! Great reach around goal .. he stole it!


Sang - 5/26/2013 at 03:07 AM

Blackhawks remembered how to score.......................


WharfRat - 5/26/2013 at 04:19 AM

quote:
I can promise you two things:

1. Rask will never, ever fall down like that again.
2. Chara will never, ever give up the puck behind his own net like that again.

No trying to take anything away from the Rangers, but without two plays the Bruins are home resting up for Pit/Ott winner and the Rangers are making tee times (okay, I guess I am trying to take something away from the Rangers ). Now time for the Bs to finish the job at home tomorrow.

quote:
Bet the Bruins fans weren't expecting that.

I was thinking that no team can be held in check THAT long on the PP and so I was fully expecting a PPG from the Rangers every time the Bs got sent to the box.

And how about the slap shot of young Torey Krug, man o man has he got a cannon on the end of his stick!!





[Edited on 5/24/2013 by gondicar]


That kid has been amazing.
Bring on the Pens


StratDal - 5/26/2013 at 02:03 PM

Go Kings Go!


IPowrie - 5/26/2013 at 05:34 PM

quote:
Blackhawks remembered how to score.......................


No surprise that they won last nights game, Detroit has to win at home Monday this series can't go back to Chicago


Sang - 5/28/2013 at 02:46 AM

Great game....... back to Chicago!


gondicar - 5/28/2013 at 03:19 PM

Thanks to the western semifinals each getting extended to 7 games, the Bs and Pens will have a week off between playoff games, assuming the rumored Saturday start is true. Some rest is good, but a week off is almost too much. I know both teams have to deal with it, but it still make me uneasy. The Pens offense if en fuego (an eye-popping ave of 4.2 goals per game in the playoffs) and I just don't like the idea of Rask having so much downtime before facing that onslaught.

At least there are a couple of game 7's this week to enjoy.





[Edited on 5/28/2013 by gondicar]


Stephen - 5/28/2013 at 04:43 PM

Yep, w/Mem Day wknd & NYR in the rear view mirror, we turn our attention to sum-sum-summertime & Pittsburg -- it's a good thing they play in an igloo down there, if the weather reports for later this week are true
good point, too much time off is counterproductive -- in meantime, will Wings lose grip on Bhawks -- btw no sign of James/CanadianMule lately & hoping all's good -- & the Shahks -- no-mattawott, if we beat Pitt it'll pale in comparison to the finals:

*eitha San Jose Joe & the Beach Sharks -- or the Wings --
I'd like to see the Wings get it done
but, if that same royalty box shown at top of page from start of abbreviated season, is so-populated Game 7 in Chi -- & their fans -- & the fact they Shouldn't lose since they had the best reg-season record...
overall gotta give it to the Hawks -- Wings w/the heart, Hawks w/the head
BROONZ


[Edited on 5/28/2013 by Stephen]


fensranger - 5/28/2013 at 06:15 PM

if its true, a week off is too much rest. eastern finals should start thursday at the latest hopefully. Hawks pulled it off last night----nice 3rd period comeback. Even though they beat my Rangers, I am pulling for Boston. Pens are a team that everyone hates starting with whining Sydney. With all the guys they bought and the way those drafts have shaped up over the years, how can anyone like this team. Its like rooting for the Colts in football. They get Peyton and when it all explodes on them and they get number one pick, Andrew Luck is sitting there. A no brainer. Wow Luck last year and a no name tackle this year. Some teams have all the luck!!!! GO BRUINS!!!!


gondicar - 5/28/2013 at 09:10 PM

Milan Lucic referred the Pens the Miami Heat of the NHL, which is probably a good analogy as well.


cubchubby - 5/29/2013 at 01:57 AM

The Rolling Stones are in town and they're getting ready for the game tomorrow ...



The work crew at the United Center is busy this week ... Stones tonight, Hawks tomorrow, Stones Friday night, if the Hawks win they will have another home game before the next Stones concert on Monday.

[Edited on 5/29/2013 by cubchubby]


hankpipes - 5/29/2013 at 02:40 AM

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Milan Lucic referred the Pens the Miami Heat of the NHL, which is probably a good analogy as well.



Pens finally found a goalie that can stop some pucks in the post season. Without the switch to Vokoun they may not have gotten past the Islanders. Another Rangers fan here that'll be rooting hard for the B's. Hope they splatter some Penguins along the way. One in particular.


hankpipes - 5/29/2013 at 05:35 PM

Tortorella got canned.


gondicar - 5/29/2013 at 05:35 PM


Stephen - 5/29/2013 at 05:53 PM

Great, thanks for posting that -- we saw it first here!
Yep a pretty big wknd it's going to be in Boston
I think we can take them -- as you said about the NYR series, expect a tight, low scoring series -- as always, goaltending will loom large -- I'd call Tuukka our MVP...


fensranger - 5/29/2013 at 08:44 PM

i didnt see tortorella canning coming. however i think rangers need some changes and torts was terrible to the media as well as some of his players. he never allowed kreider to develop and continued to stick with richards all year long including on the power play until it was too late. I dont think lundquest likes him and the rangers need to resign lundquest although i cannot see him ever wanting to leave NY as long as he plays in the NHL. It will be very interesting to see who they bring in. Mark Messier has been very absent from the organization-you never see him attend a game or hear about him. I just dont get it. I always thought he would be a part of Rangers management in some aspect.


hankpipes - 5/30/2013 at 02:15 AM

Honestly, I would have been surprised if Tortorella hadn't been fired. I saw the wheels coming off of this bus early in the shortened season when Torts forced Marion Gaborik to play left wing. Really? This guy has been consistently filling the net with pucks for you on the right and you shift him to a position he's never played before? When Gaborik failed miserably Torts kept him there and seemed to take a sick sinister satisfaction in his failure.

His handling of Kreider? Nuff said about that.

Letting you're players get smacked around and ordering them to stand down? I can understand wanting to keep his players out of the penalty box but there comes a time when turning the other cheek becomes counter-productive....and embarrassing.

Never fixed the power play, and consistently stuck with a formula that wasn't working. From a guy who's a noted "power play specialist".

Instructing Rick Nash to be more defensive. WTF?

Curious to know if something went down between Torts and Dan Girardi. #5 crashed and burned in the Boston series.

Benching Richards in the Boston series had to be one of the toughest decisions Torts has ever had to make. They won a Cup together in TB and had a solid father/son relationship. The fact that 19 was benched falls squarely on his own shoulders. He failed to play and stay in game shape during the lockout and that ultimately was his downfall. I give Torts a lot of credit for making that hard decision, even if it came too late. Question is, what do the Rangers do with him now? Use an amnesty buyout or hope a full training camp and pre-season return him back to the player he was? My hope is that they keep him and he can return to form. My concern is, and we've seen this happen to many players when they hit their 30's, is that one day they hit the ice and their hands are gone, never to return to the high level of play that defined their career.

This team has way too much talent to have squeaked into a playoff position, struggle against an inferior Caps team and get embarrased by the Bruins. If not for Lundqvist, the Rangers never would have made the playoffs, never would have beaten the Caps, or made the Bruins series seem as close as it was, which it wasn't.

Rumor is the nail in the coffin was the fact that during game 5 against the B's, Torts "declined" an in game interview by Pierre McGuirre. Word is McGuirre was told to "fu€k off". Honestly, I don't blame Torts one bit for that. I can't remember if it was game 2 or 3, but it was during one of these stupid in game interviews the distraction caused Torts to miss a line change assignment. Torts quickly turned away from the interview, but it was too late. The matchup was missed and the Bruins scored. Torts was incensed. Righly so.

Had to laugh out loud at Mike Milbury during the 1st intermission of Hawks/Wings tonight. Claimed Tortorella's ultimate downfall was the tone of his many "rants". Kind of like the pot calling the kettle black, eh Mike? A$$hole.

[Edited on 5/30/2013 by hankpipes]


Sang - 5/30/2013 at 03:12 AM











StratDal - 5/30/2013 at 03:49 AM

Bring on The Black Hoes! GO KINGS GO!


gondicar - 5/30/2013 at 12:09 PM

Turned on game 7 midway through the 3rd period...it is a good thing the Hawks got the OT win because Chicago may have burned if the Wings won after that atrocious call that disallowed the go ahead goal with time running out.

Rooting hard for an all O6 final.


dougrhon - 5/30/2013 at 05:05 PM

quote:
i didnt see tortorella canning coming. however i think rangers need some changes and torts was terrible to the media as well as some of his players. he never allowed kreider to develop and continued to stick with richards all year long including on the power play until it was too late. I dont think lundquest likes him and the rangers need to resign lundquest although i cannot see him ever wanting to leave NY as long as he plays in the NHL. It will be very interesting to see who they bring in. Mark Messier has been very absent from the organization-you never see him attend a game or hear about him. I just dont get it. I always thought he would be a part of Rangers management in some aspect.



Messier is a special assistant to Sather at this point. He has stated he has no interest in coaching and I take him at his word. My personal pick would be Islander assistant coach Doug Weight.


fensranger - 5/30/2013 at 06:48 PM

Messier may have some kind of title but this season he was rarely if ever seen in the garden. I went to caps series and sat next to Brad Park and many alums were at game. Even Gretzky was at a game during the playoffs. Leetch, Duguay, Giocammon, Maloney, Mullin and many others are around alot. Messier lives in the city and i wish he had more of a presence in some capacity. Maybe he doesnt want to coach but wish he had more of a public role.


PhotoRon286 - 5/31/2013 at 12:13 PM

Torts was a riot to watch.

In game interviews are stupid.

Ranger$ should sign Lindy Ruff but I doubt he'd want the job.


dimplesjbc - 5/31/2013 at 12:49 PM

Pens in seven
Kings in seven


Sang - 5/31/2013 at 03:26 PM

I think you meant Blackhawks......................



gondicar - 5/31/2013 at 03:42 PM


Lee - 5/31/2013 at 04:15 PM

Well, my Wings went down but while in the minority to like both, I actually like the Black Hawks as well so I wish them the best.


gondicar - 5/31/2013 at 04:57 PM

The final four teams remaining in the playoffs also happen to be the last four teams to win the Cup, and 56 players among the four teams already have their name on the Cup. I guess experience really does matter!

2011-12 - Los Angeles Kings
2010-11 - Boston Bruins
2009-10 - Chicago Blackhawks
2008-09 - Pittsburgh Penguins

Can't wait for the puck to drop...BRUINS!!


Lee - 5/31/2013 at 06:11 PM

quote:
The final four teams remaining in the playoffs also happen to be the last four teams to win the Cup, and 56 players among the four teams already have their name on the Cup. I guess experience really does matter!

2011-12 - Los Angeles Kings
2010-11 - Boston Bruins
2009-10 - Chicago Blackhawks
2008-09 - Pittsburgh Penguins

Can't wait for the puck to drop...BRUINS!!


As long as Boston doesn't win I will be happy. I tend to dislike Boston fans.


gondicar - 5/31/2013 at 08:01 PM

quote:
quote:
The final four teams remaining in the playoffs also happen to be the last four teams to win the Cup, and 56 players among the four teams already have their name on the Cup. I guess experience really does matter!

2011-12 - Los Angeles Kings
2010-11 - Boston Bruins
2009-10 - Chicago Blackhawks
2008-09 - Pittsburgh Penguins

Can't wait for the puck to drop...BRUINS!!


As long as Boston doesn't win I will be happy. I tend to dislike Boston fans.



Lee - 5/31/2013 at 08:26 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
The final four teams remaining in the playoffs also happen to be the last four teams to win the Cup, and 56 players among the four teams already have their name on the Cup. I guess experience really does matter!

2011-12 - Los Angeles Kings
2010-11 - Boston Bruins
2009-10 - Chicago Blackhawks
2008-09 - Pittsburgh Penguins

Can't wait for the puck to drop...BRUINS!!


As long as Boston doesn't win I will be happy. I tend to dislike Boston fans.






I did get to Fenway once on business and the people were very nice.

Still hope they lose. Heh...


PhotoRon286 - 6/1/2013 at 12:11 AM

How many octopi do you have in your freezer, Lee?



cubchubby - 6/1/2013 at 01:36 AM

quote:
Well, my Wings went down but while in the minority to like both, I actually like the Black Hawks as well so I wish them the best.


I'm with you .. I prefer the Red Wings to any other Western Conference team.
I hate the late starts on TV. I don't blame the Wings for wanting to play in the east.

[Edited on 6/1/2013 by cubchubby]


hankpipes - 6/1/2013 at 03:39 AM

Another reason why the NHL is the coolest league - stolen from Phil Mushnick as written in today's NY Post - "When NHL players score in OT the look for their teammates. When NFL players score in OT they look for the TV cameras."


leafsfan - 6/1/2013 at 04:12 AM

Gary's perfect storn is upon us, awesome large US media market matchups. Maybe next year he can get a Cdn team into the mix.

Hating the delay to start of this round. East should be playing tonight and Sunday and West start tomorrow.

Wonder how Jagr will be welcomed in a Bruins jersey? Iggy in a Pens sweater should rile up the bean towners.

Matt Cooke Marchant matchup will be awesome.

My hope is Pens Hawks but Kings and Bruins are badass mo-fo teams. Anything can happen with these quality matchups.

Pens in 6
Hawks in 7


Sang - 6/1/2013 at 11:46 PM

Good game for the Hawks - gave up one goal they shouldn't have...............



GO BLACKHAWKS!


hankpipes - 6/2/2013 at 02:03 AM

Is not Matt Cooke the biggest piece of garbage to ever play in the NHL?


gondicar - 6/2/2013 at 11:49 AM

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Is not Matt Cooke the biggest piece of garbage to ever play in the NHL?


He will get what he has coming to him when the time is right.


gondicar - 6/2/2013 at 11:49 AM

Bruins shut out the Pens in Game 1. Who saw THAT coming?

[Edited on 6/2/2013 by gondicar]


hankpipes - 6/2/2013 at 03:03 PM

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Bruins shut out the Pens in Game 1. Who saw THAT coming?

[Edited on 6/2/2013 by gondicar]


The goalpost.


PhotoRon286 - 6/2/2013 at 04:05 PM

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Is not Matt Cooke the biggest piece of garbage to ever play in the NHL?


No, that would be todd bertuzzi.

And before him, ulf samuelson.


Cooke & Marchand should both be suspended for bullsh!t hits from behind.


gondicar - 6/3/2013 at 02:26 PM


leafsfan - 6/3/2013 at 03:20 PM

Crosby's pucker face makes it tough to cheer for penn's.

Brainiacs in NHL office must never have played the game. Lets puts the two teams that played 7 game series with very little time in between series on a back to back schedule meanwhile Bruins Penns sit and sit and sit.

Jump all over me if you like but Bruin d-man checked back over his shoulder, saw Cooke was coming, then proceeded to place himself in the worst possible position to get hit from behind.

Cooke was steps away from hitting him, was he supposed to turn away when the Bruin made a bad decision? Its hockey people!

Yes Cooke has a history or cheap **** but in this case I think this had as much to do with the Bruins poor desicion over Cooke's wrap sheet.

Hope Pens show up tonight and Crosby quits barking at everyone.


Sang - 6/3/2013 at 04:11 PM







Now let's see if we can do something about the Kings being undefeated at home........


gondicar - 6/3/2013 at 06:41 PM


gondicar - 6/3/2013 at 09:47 PM

There are some good Chara-Crosby memes out there...


Stephen - 6/4/2013 at 02:10 AM

"ChiHawks Sign Hot Finland Goalie Prospect Antti Raanta"

At first I thought it was their hero goalie from their 2010 Stanley Cup team, Antti Niemi

They both could show up for the finals if it came to that & it wouldn't matta -- we got Tuukka

Nice going B's -- we bring an anticipated 2-0 lead back to the Gahden -- knowing all the while it ain't over yet


gondicar - 6/4/2013 at 12:06 PM

Tuukka!


gondicar - 6/4/2013 at 05:24 PM

Ha ha ha ha!!

Crying baby leads pilot to jab Penguins star Sidney Crosby


fensranger - 6/5/2013 at 08:26 PM

I can see penguins going down in 4 with that mess they have in goal. They must have some team to get this far with that pair.


WharfRat - 6/6/2013 at 01:09 AM

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There are some good Chara-Crosby memes out there...




LOVE it


gondicar - 6/6/2013 at 10:28 AM

Right up there as one of the best games in Boston sports ever. Tuukka was unreal. Jagr was possessed and the Bs oldest player might have been the Bs best player late in the game. And what can you say about Gregory Campbell (word this morning is that the leg is broken).

Now gotta get that 4th win, the hardest game to win in any 7 game series.


Stephen - 6/6/2013 at 03:55 PM

DITTO gondicar
No Campbell makes me a little nervous, sometimes that's all it takes to shift the momentum/karma against a team like Ptsbrg -- the thing is Everyone is playing well right now, a season-ending injury to a key player at the top of his game can give the other team ideas -- also the superstition w/the 3-0 lead -- forget Phila in 2010, it was the Leafs this year (from 3-1) --
but we fixed it against NYR & I don't think it'll repeat itself
get well soon bro -- damn that did look uncmfrtbl tho -- Greg was in a bad way

Boston Bruins hockey


StratDal - 6/6/2013 at 05:02 PM

Go Kings! Make it two in a row tonight!


fensranger - 6/6/2013 at 07:47 PM

well last night the hockey gods were on Bostons side. I am so glad bruins are winning and i dont even root for the Bruins. That being said, Pittsburg outplayed them by a ton through the first overtime. I went to sleep and did not see the 2nd OT period but Tukka was on fire and the Penguins did everything but score all night long.

I would love to see Boston sweep and that guy Campbell was amazing hobbling around on a broken leg for about 2 minutes. Holy crap!!!!!


CanadianMule - 6/7/2013 at 01:07 AM

No Keith tonight but still have faith that the Hawks are going up 3-1. Drop of the puck in a few minutes. The HNIC guys are so behind LA it's almost funny.

Great game last night and love the Bruins winning. Would love a Chicago vs Boston Final. A few fans of both teams on here makes it even more fun.


CanadianMule - 6/7/2013 at 01:07 AM

No Keith tonight but still have faith that the Hawks are going up 3-1. Drop of the puck in a few minutes. The HNIC guys are so behind LA it's almost funny.

Great game last night and love the Bruins winning. Would love a Chicago vs Boston Final. A few fans of both teams on here makes it even more fun.


CanadianMule - 6/7/2013 at 06:28 AM

Black Hawks! One more game to the finals. Kept LA to two shots in the third.

Awesome!


gondicar - 6/7/2013 at 10:39 AM

One step closer to an all O6 final.

For some reason a 3-0 lead makes me uneasy. Bs need to finish off the Pens tonight.


fensranger - 6/7/2013 at 06:46 PM

i agree, Boston cannot let Penguins into the series and need to close it out tonight. Penguins are still dangerous with that lineup.


gondicar - 6/8/2013 at 03:09 AM

Finals, baby!

Now it gets tough.


CanadianMule - 6/8/2013 at 03:33 AM

Boston did an awesome job and took them out. Love it as I don't like teams loading up. On to the Finals for them. Unfortunately that is as far as I can cheer Boston on.

The last minute or so was insane and Boston was just lucky. That save by Chara's hand was an absolute fluke. I can't believe that Malkin didn't drain that. The Bruins were running around like headless chickens with bodies flying everywhere. That is NHL Playoff excitement at it's finest. The hockey gods were on their side tonight.

Now just need Chicago to finish with LA quickly and not let them back in for a longer series. The less wore out the better.


IPowrie - 6/8/2013 at 06:28 AM

Glad the Bruins won. Pittsburgh is on the same level of dislike as Chicago and Colorado


Sang - 6/9/2013 at 04:08 AM







Go Hawks!




IPowrie - 6/9/2013 at 06:27 AM

So if the Blackhawks win it all the series clincher will go into 3 OT's, right?


gondicar - 6/9/2013 at 12:50 PM

Oh boy, this is going to be fun. Two O6ers going at it for the best trophy in sports. Hang on and have fun.


Stephen - 6/9/2013 at 01:04 PM

Haven't googled it, not doing so is a good way to see how far gone my memory is -- but, if I had to guess, 1978 Bruins-Montreal?, as far as the last O6 final

should be good -- Chicago can't bring back Antti Nietti much less Tony-0 -- but, same us w/Gregory Campbell -- let's have the brothers Espo drop the first puck while engaging in a mock fight at center ice in their Hawks & Bruins sweaters, to begin Game 1 -- that'll work for me -- of course Phil got his start in Chicago

Let's go Bruins -- should be a good series


Lee - 6/9/2013 at 02:20 PM

I'm watching the local ABC news in Chicago. They had this lady live from the United Center where the Blackhawks play. She said the Hawks now move on to play the Boston Brewers. I can't stop laughing.


cubchubby - 6/10/2013 at 12:57 AM

In the words of Dennis Savard "commit to the Indian" .. should be a fun series ..

Nobody would touch the Western Conference trophy ..




[Edited on 6/10/2013 by cubchubby]


CanadianMule - 6/10/2013 at 03:13 AM

Hard to believe that these two teams have never met for the Stanley Cup. After all these years and it will still be a first time event. Amazing.

Gonna be great. The Hawks are not gonna be pushed around like the Pens were. May not be able to bring back Tony O, Stephen. But the Hawks are the NHL's Top defensive team and were 2nd in offence. That is a combo the Bruins have yet to face.


gondicar - 6/10/2013 at 04:18 PM



The wait until Wednesday has begun. And I HATE the extra day off after each of the Wednesday games. Once it starts, games should be every other day until one team wins 4.


gondicar - 6/10/2013 at 04:22 PM

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In the words of Dennis Savard "commit to the Indian" .. should be a fun series ..

Nobody would touch the Western Conference trophy ..





It is tradition not to touch the the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl (western conf trophy) or the Prince of Wales Trophy (eastern conf trophy), and it is bad karma to mess with that. The Stanley Cup will obvioiusly be another story for one of these two teams...



[Edited on 6/10/2013 by gondicar]


Sang - 6/10/2013 at 05:45 PM






I was lucky enough to get tickets to game one - taking my youngest son (who is 22) - can't wait to be there for an actual Stanley Cup game.................



CanadianMule - 6/10/2013 at 07:25 PM

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I was lucky enough to get tickets to game one - taking my youngest son (who is 22) - can't wait to be there for an actual Stanley Cup game.................





Doesn't give me much time to book my flight and cover work but appreciate you getting 3 tickets.

Someone asked why I didn't change my signature but it has been there all season and you do not mess with Karma.


gondicar - 6/10/2013 at 08:09 PM

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Someone asked why I didn't change my signature but it has been there all season and you do not mess with Karma.

You should change it. #donotpokethebear


CanadianMule - 6/10/2013 at 08:17 PM

Served me well for the regular season and have no reason to doubt it's continued affect. Strikes fear in the HTW Bruins fan club.

I'll poke that bear. With a loaded gun that is.


gondicar - 6/10/2013 at 08:45 PM

Poke away.



[Edited on 6/10/2013 by gondicar]


Sang - 6/10/2013 at 09:34 PM

That's what they said when we had to face Jonathan Quick........


CanadianMule - 6/10/2013 at 09:35 PM

So are the sayin' that they will beat Boston in double OT? I'll take it.

They took out last year's Champs and the supposed unbeatable goalie in 5 games and chased him from a game. Tuki Tuki (George of the Jungle's bird) has been good without a doubt but let's remember that Toronto came real close to beating him and the Bruins. Not quite the brick wall that some make him out to be. Chicago had their moments vs Detroit also so nobody is perfect.

Crawford leads the Hawks to being the best defensive team and yet gets less respect. He must be doing something right. Let the games begin!

I agree about the 3 day layoff between games. Damn TV and the need for Saturday games. No consideration for the fans and the stress the layoffs cause. It is like torture for Boston as it will drag on their agony of defeat.


Sang - 6/10/2013 at 09:38 PM

Blackhawks would be great if they didn't have to play the last minute and a half of each period....... giving up that goal with 9 seconds left was brutal.............


CanadianMule - 6/10/2013 at 11:08 PM

I knew that LA would score because I had to get up early the next day and needed double OT like a hole in the head. Also had complete faith in the win and had a feeling it would be Kane scoring.


gondicar - 6/11/2013 at 02:21 AM

Toews.

Rhymes with graves, apparently.

Sorry, that's all I got tonight. Waaaay too much time between games!!!


ABBcujo - 6/11/2013 at 12:12 PM

Blackhawks in 7


fensranger - 6/11/2013 at 02:58 PM

drop the puck already!!!!!

Bruins in 6 games. Boston is a steamroller at this point.


cubchubby - 6/11/2013 at 03:34 PM

I don't mind the delayed start but why three days between games 1 and 2? They also have games 2 and 3 on NBC Sports channel I had to upgrade my dish package just to get that bs channel and most homes don't have it.

Hawks in 7 .. most experts I hear believe the western Conference is tougher.


WharfRat - 6/11/2013 at 05:05 PM

B's in 6


Sang - 6/12/2013 at 01:00 PM

Working half a day, taking my son to Greektown for dinner, and then off to the United Center to cheer on the Blackhawks...............


gondicar - 6/12/2013 at 02:22 PM

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Working half a day, taking my son to Greektown for dinner, and then off to the United Center to cheer on the Blackhawks...............


I'm so jealous...even though you are rooting for the wrong team.

Seriously, enjoy the game and soak up the atmosphere, such a special time for a hockey fan! This is gonna be a long day, 8pm can't come soon enough!

Love this pic...


Stephen - 6/12/2013 at 03:08 PM

It was 7 of 12 as fah as my picks -- now the B's will make me look like a genius -- & win the Cup -- I'll say in 6 but it could just as easily b 5 or 7 -- there's no sweeping the ChiHawks, they're too good --

it's the first O6 final since 1979, I shoulda known that -- we were a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty away from facing Phil Esposito & the NYR for the Cup -- now how out of control would that've been

Let's go B's, we get outta town w/a split & that's Much in our favor -- the B's were so sharp against Ptsbrg (except for the double OT game) -- Chi doesn't play in the same style but they'll have to adapt to us, not vice versa


gondicar - 6/12/2013 at 04:02 PM


CanadianMule - 6/12/2013 at 08:03 PM

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Chi doesn't play in the same style but they'll have to adapt to us, not vice versa


Chicago has been adapting all season which is why they were so dominant. That is part of the beauty of their team. Well rounded and can handle all styles. All 4 lines can hurt you and in many ways. The Pens never win a 1-0 game or 2-1 but Chicago sure can.

What time is it?

I wish Sang was my Dad. I love greek food and the Hawks! have fun and bring us some good luck.

Someone mentioned earlier about Phil and Tony O dropping a puck. There was an article in the paper and Phil is cheering for Chicago and has no love for the Bruins.


gondicar - 6/12/2013 at 09:42 PM

Here’s a look at who’s picking whom ( link).

Boston.com sports staff:

Matt Pepin: Blackhawks in 7: I expect one intense game after another, just the way a final series should be.

Steve Silva: Bruins in 6. Tuukka stays solid. And Tyler Seguin scores a goal or two.

Zuri Berry: Bruins in 5. The Bruins' defensive mastery is reminiscent of the team's 2011 Stanley Cup Final series with Canucks.

Chad Finn: Bruins in 6: As penance for losing, all blasphemous photos of Bobby Orr as a Blackhawk must be removed from the United Center.

Gary Dzen: Bruins in 6. The Bruins are too balanced and Rask is playing too well for the Blackhawks to win.

Mark Lazerus, Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks in seven. “Both teams are weary and surely banged-up. It’s a toss-up between two great defensive teams with two red-hot goalies. In the end, the Hawks’ offensive depth — and home-ice advantage — wins out.”

Globe staff: Four out of four pick the Bruins.

James Murphy, ESPNBoston.com: Bruins in 6. “This should be one heck of a series and could easily go the distance with either team winning. The teams are very evenly matched, but in the end, their roads to the finals might be the difference. Yes, the Blackhawks beat the defending Stanley Cup champions in the Western Conference finals, but the Bruins completely shut down one of the best offenses in recent memory in the Penguins and also blitzed the team many picked to win the Stanley Cup in the Rangers. The Bruins will get a split in Chicago to start the series and win the Cup in Game 6 back in Boston.”

Foxsports.com staff: Six out of 10 pick the Bruins.

Jesse Spector, The Sporting News: Blackhawks in seven. “I've been pretty on the ball, so the way I see this series getting decided is that either the Bruins start getting overly physical or the Blackhawks run into a too-hot goalie, which Tuukka Rask, to this point, has been. Thing is, Chicago beat a hot goalie in Quick, and Boston really appears to have a good handle on staying away from retaliatory penalties and similarly stupid nonsense.”

Sports Illustrated staff: Allain Muir and Brian Cazeneuve pick the Bruins. Sarah Kwak and Adrian Dater pick the Blackhawks. Dater: “ All my New England relatives will cut me off from receiving Dunkin’ Donuts and Papa Gino’s gift cards at Christmas, but I’ve got to stick with the Blackhawks. (Actually, the folks will be thrilled, since the dreaded #DaterJinx is now in play.) Chicago has been the league’s best team all year, so why should it stop now? The Blackhawks and Bruins both showed their character by coming back from the dead in previous series and appear to be playing their best hockey at just the right time. But with that extra home game on United Center ice, and with all the passion that brings, I like the Hawks in the final game. The Bruins aren’t going to be shutting out Kane, Toews and Hossa like they did Crosby, Malkin and Iginla. If that happens, I’ll eat nothing but Dunkin’ Donuts Boston Cremes for a year. At least I’d die happy.”

98.5 The Sports Hub staff: 16 out of 19 pick the Bruins.

NHL/NHL.com staff: 12 out of 19 pick the Blackhawks.

New England Hockey Journal staff: Four out of four pick the Bruins.

CBS Sports.com staff: Two out of three pick the Blackhawks.

ESPN staff: Nine out of 12 pick the Bruins.

Jeremy Roenick, NBC: Chicago Blackhawks, man. (We assume.)


hankpipes - 6/12/2013 at 09:51 PM

Seems like Stanley Cups are won predominantly be goaltending. Right now Rask is playing head and shoulders above Crawford IMO. Plus, if the B's defense continues to clamp down the way the did against the Pens (2 goals against in 4 games was just mindblowing) the Hawks have no chance. Bruins in 5.

Now, that said, anyone who knows my history of making predictions should race out and load up on the Hawks.


cubchubby - 6/12/2013 at 10:21 PM

Vegas has Chicago as favorite ... http://fansided.com/2013/06/11/final-stanley-cup-odds-chicago-blackhawks-he avy-favorites/

The odds may be a little skewed because a lot more Chicago transplants live out there and there are probably more Hawks fans in total:

Series Correct Score
Boston Bruins 4-0: 14/1
Boston Bruins 4-1: 8/1
Boston Bruins 4-2: 19/4
Boston Bruins 4-3: 5/1
Chicago Blackhawks 4-0: 9/1
Chicago Blackhawks 4-1: 4/1
Chicago Blackhawks 4-2: 9/2
Chicago Blackhawks 4-3: 5/1

You get the same odds with either team if you pick them to win in 7 They think the Hawks are more likely to win a short series.


CanadianMule - 6/13/2013 at 05:33 AM

Didn't know Sang was taking his son to a double header and I don't think he knew either. Hope they don't have to work early.

Black Hawks!!!

What a game that was! And some question whether a hockey player is the best all around conditioned athlete. Almost two games worth of ice time, hitting each other like trains, now the 3 day lay off makes sense.

Does that count as two wins in the series?

Could have gone either way. Gonna be a great Final obviously. Chicago doubled the Pens production in one game. Still think they can't score on Rask? Both goalies were awesome tonight. Probably dropped 15 lbs each.


Sang - 6/13/2013 at 06:23 AM

Wott a game - left a message on my bosses phone that I will be taking half a day vacation tomorrow - just got home at 1:15 am...............and missed the entire storm..............

Blackhawks!


Sang - 6/13/2013 at 06:27 AM

The Bruins fans around us didn't seem to be too happy about blowing a 3-1 lead in the 3rd..........


gondicar - 6/13/2013 at 10:57 AM

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The Bruins fans around us didn't seem to be too happy about blowing a 3-1 lead in the 3rd..........

Neither am I, but gotta tip the cap the the Hawks, they played better in periods 2 and 3 and crawled back from 2 goals down not once but twice. The OTs were pretty even and eventually the puck bounced Chicago's way. Can't wait for game 2.

Sang I'm happy you and your son got to see an instant classic, even though I wish the final goal went the other way.


piacere - 6/13/2013 at 03:59 PM

turnover by Krug was a killer, changed the game. The goal off Ferrence's skate, who had his head somewhere else, was a killer too.

Go B's!!


CanadianMule - 6/15/2013 at 02:22 PM

Game Day! Seems like a week since the last game.

Go Hawks Go!!!


dimplesjbc - 6/16/2013 at 02:12 PM

Go Bruins , what a gutsy win after getting badly outplayed in the first half of the game , go Bruins .


Stephen - 6/17/2013 at 05:16 PM

in this series, home ice isn't the same as in previous ones -- the teams are too evenly matched and are both going really well right now -- the B's & Hawks are the 2 best, no ? about that -- yes there will be an
*asterisk
by the 2013 Stanley Cup winner denoting the stunted season, but this is the real stuff
there's the one difference, & we all know what it is
Tuukka
we can't make Chicago look any better than what they are, Tuukka needs a little more help -- yes being at home will help but it's not the answer w/this scrappy Chicago that proved it during the season, even tho it was abbreviated...
Let's Go BROOONZ


Sang - 6/17/2013 at 06:10 PM

I'd be happy if the Hawks could just get at least one shot off during a power play................


fensranger - 6/17/2013 at 07:02 PM

games are way too spaced out for finals. Series has been awesome and looking forward to game tonight.

Any opinions on Torts and Vignault trading places!!!!! Which teams is better off? Or is it just time for a change on both coasts.


gondicar - 6/18/2013 at 12:36 PM

Tuukka!!


gondicar - 6/18/2013 at 01:21 PM

Game 2, as told by barstoolsports. Game three video likely up tomorrow. A little long (15 mins) but worth it. Go B's.

http://vimeo.com/68540803


Bhawk - 6/18/2013 at 03:00 PM

If Chicago doesn't even the series in Game 4, it's over. But, we'll see. Lotsa hockey left to play.


Stephen - 6/18/2013 at 03:03 PM

What the heck was Chi thinking going after Zdeno at the end of the game
Baaad idea -- the big guy was cranky enough after that Keystone-Kops warmups collision w/Marchand -- who himself took care of business at the end...
B's played Good last night -- it's not a done deal if we blow back to Chi up 3-1 -- in fact just getting to that point will be tough -- ChiHawks are still dangerous
But Tuukka anchors a superior defense (27 straight penalty kills, yababay , & Bruins fans are goin, BROONZ
will take a look at that barstool footage, thanks for posting!


fensranger - 6/18/2013 at 03:24 PM

boston is rolling but i still think this will be a long series and go down to 6 or 7. Hawks are pretty banged up at this point. Toews is playing terribly and they have been saying he is hurting.


Bhawk - 6/18/2013 at 03:32 PM

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What the heck was Chi thinking going after Zdeno at the end of the game



Tempers flare, boys will be boys. Bickell runs 6'4, 225. He can take care of himself.


leafsfan - 6/19/2013 at 04:12 AM

Crappy ice is dulling my enjoyment of the Final round. Not sure why they can't bring in additional cooling systems to keep the arena's cold hours before the game starts. I know its not the best fan experience (wear a sweater) but crappy ice is taking a tonne away from the skill players.

Watch how many passes get bumbled, pucks jump over sticks. Players are playing road hockey with a tennis ball on skates.

LEAFS!!!


gondicar - 6/19/2013 at 01:45 PM

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Crappy ice is dulling my enjoyment of the Final round. Not sure why they can't bring in additional cooling systems to keep the arena's cold hours before the game starts. I know its not the best fan experience (wear a sweater) but crappy ice is taking a tonne away from the skill players.

Watch how many passes get bumbled, pucks jump over sticks. Players are playing road hockey with a tennis ball on skates.

LEAFS!!!




Apparently humidity not temp was the issue. Cam Neely (he's the Bs president for those who might not know that) talked about this in an interview and said the temp/humidity changed drastically during the day on Monday after a front came through and that impacted the ice surface at game time. He said many newer buildings have dehumidifiers built in, but the TD Garden does not. They did bring in big portable ones but they don't really do the job and they've been discussing a renovation to the building that would include adding them.


Stephen - 6/19/2013 at 03:25 PM

the season goes too long -- cheering on the B's one minute & making July 4 plans the next -- it doesn't compute

hopefully the ChiHawks' bldg. has enough brine/the proper equipment -- we'll b playing there Friday*, & it's that 3-1 lead we wanna fly back to Chi with -- & even if it is the games are too close to feel too upbeat about anything (Toronto series anyone?) -- Go BROONZ -- Gregory Campbell you are missed & get well soon bro

* whoops, speaking of asterisk -- make that Saturday, in-the-know fan

[Edited on 6/19/2013 by Stephen]


Sang - 6/20/2013 at 03:39 AM













cubchubby - 6/20/2013 at 06:23 PM

That game was wild last night. These games are so nerve wracking! Here's a story of a guy who had heart attack watching Monday's game ... http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer/Stanley-Cup-Final-Lands-H awks-Fan-In-Hospital-212304241.html


CanadianMule - 6/20/2013 at 08:24 PM

I have had some heart/health issues over the last few years and some tests on my heart recently. My wife gets worried with this Playoff stuff. Had to pick her up last night during the game. No problem as it is on the radio and not that far a drive. Within minutes Boston comes back to tie the game, she made me mess with karma.

Felt some tightness in the chest as I picked her up. I was concerned to say the least but it was just the stress level of the whole experience. Turned it off for a few minites driving home. Turn it back on and Boston scored. I thought they were leading as I had missed a Chicago goal.

Pulled into the driveway and said "Now I can have a heart attack while watching the game.".

Moral of the story - No pickups or drives during games.

It was another great game and even though he let in 6 goals, Rask was awesome. Shots were 2 to 1 at one point.


Stephen - 6/20/2013 at 09:09 PM

James, in all seriousness I hope it's not too bad of a thing with your chest -- take good care bro -- yes that was some game last night, as they all have been -- the B's got a good bounce of the puck behind Crawford on Patrice's 2nd goal

now it's a 2-of-3 for the ages & home-ice as far as I can tell means little now -- yes mayb there's a * but this is epic hockey between these 2 O-6 titans -- let's go Broonz


gondicar - 6/21/2013 at 06:47 AM

Is it Saturday yet?



The Jagr is due.


Sang - 6/21/2013 at 01:50 PM

He doesn't look pregnant....................


gondicar - 6/22/2013 at 04:53 PM

Is it 8 o'clock yet? Drop the puck!


Sang - 6/23/2013 at 03:28 AM












cubchubby - 6/23/2013 at 01:10 PM






Early injury report: Patrice Bergeron has a ruptured spline and Jonathon Toews has a concusion. Bergeron would be tough to replace as he wins every face off.

[Edited on 6/23/2013 by cubchubby]


gondicar - 6/24/2013 at 05:42 PM

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Early injury report: Patrice Bergeron has a ruptured spline and Jonathon Toews has a concusion. Bergeron would be tough to replace as he wins every face off.



Claude Julien said this morning that Bergeron will take warm up and he's confident he will play in game 6, so not really sure about the ruptured spleen rumors. If he is out, it would be a tough loss to overcome for sure.

The Bs are at their best with their backs against the wall so they really have the Hawks right where they want them. DROP THE PUCK!!



[Edited on 6/24/2013 by gondicar]


Sang - 6/24/2013 at 06:09 PM

Does a spline count as an upper body or lower body injury? I don't even know where mine is.......

[Edited on 6/24/2013 by Sang]


gondicar - 6/24/2013 at 06:17 PM

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Does a spline count as an upper body or lower body injury? I don't even know where my is.......


I made a leap of faith and assumed that he meant spleen. If it is his spline, then it must REALLY be bad since I have no idea what that is either.


Bhawk - 6/24/2013 at 06:23 PM


gondicar - 6/24/2013 at 06:28 PM

So, now one has to wonder...is this a new injury, or a reinterpolation to his spline?

[Edited on 6/24/2013 by gondicar]


leafsfan - 6/24/2013 at 08:19 PM

Have a feeling B's prevail tonight but will poop the bed come game 7. Too much pride in B's room to fall over in 6.

I am happy that the cup is in Boston and that only Chicago has a shot at it tonite.


fensranger - 6/24/2013 at 08:26 PM

i cannot see Bergeron playing tonight, they have said he might but if he goes, he will only play a shift or two and in this series, i dont see the point. anyhow, Toews is not really looking too good as well so if he plays not sure if he will have any impact. We shall see.

I think Boston survives tonight as well. It has been such a great series, would be anticlimatic to be less than 7 games. That being said, am pulling for the Hawks.


CanadianMule - 6/24/2013 at 09:01 PM

quote:
The Bs are at their best with their backs against the wall so they really have the Hawks right where they want them.


So their plan was to lose 3 games and be on the brink of elimination?

Bad plan. We now know why you are not the coach.

You should get a job with Hockey Night In Canada. You sound just like Healy. After he bashes the Hawks for three periods, it is comical to hear him after a Hawks win. Moron who obviously missed the entire season. Puts Crawford down constantly and the guy is one win away from a Cup. The only time healy had that chance was sitting on the bench. Lifetime backup putting others down.

Even when Tuki tuki gives up 6 goals and loses, he calls him unbeatable? Ummmm he just lost. He also still talks about how it is impossible to score on Rask. Ummm the Hawks did it in Game 1. Our tax dollars fund the CBC and we are paying this guy to be an idiot. Worst part is that PJ Stock is beside him doing the same thing. Stock ripping into Kane game after game? This is a guy who barely played in the league and kane's stats from half a season exceeds his whole career. He was willing to drop the gloves and get beat up is his claim to fame.

Gonna be another good one tonight and shame the Hawks will win it in Boston.

At least Orr's legacy won't be tarnished by Chara winning the same number of Cups as Bobby. Even Boston fans should be opposed to that.


CanadianMule - 6/24/2013 at 09:13 PM

Almost forgot - Go Hawks Go!


Stephen - 6/25/2013 at 02:53 AM

The bettah team won
nice going BHawks -- too bad we gave them so many awesome chances in the third period
I bleed black & gold


Sang - 6/25/2013 at 03:14 AM







gondicar - 6/25/2013 at 03:15 AM

Congrats to the Blackhawks and their fans. From the unreal streak at the start to the strong 3-in-a-row finish, it was a great season (short or not). That was a tough ending and I'm very bummed, but if the Bs have to lose, I'd rather it be the Hawks over pretty much any other team. Have fun drinking from the Cup, I salute you!


CanadianMule - 6/25/2013 at 12:38 PM

My signature has said The Year of the Chicago Black Hawks and last night they completed that successfully! What a season and what a time to be a fan!

Glad Crawford gets the chance to shove it down peoples' throats especially the media. He should have been the Conn Smythe winner. Played well for the entire playoffs and even after a bad night, he would bounce right back which is a sign of a winner. Rask did the same for Boston.

Great series and it wouldn't suprise me to see both teams back next season! Boston should be proud.

Off to change my signature now.


fensranger - 6/25/2013 at 02:43 PM

congrats to Hawks fans out there. No one can dispute the year the Hawks had and the amazing run to the cup. The entire hockey season rocked this year. The short schedule made the regular season incredible IMO and it just carried over into the playoffs.

The Bruins and Hawks were a great matchup of 2 of the top 3 or 4 teams and it played out as a great series. There were amazing series throughout playoffs this year- Red Wings-Hawks, Leaf-Bruins, Rangers-Capitals, Sharks-Kings, Hawks-Kings and i probably left a few out.

A great season, wish it was a 50 game season next year, starting January 1st!!!! LOL


Bhawk - 6/25/2013 at 02:53 PM









Way to go, boys.


hankpipes - 6/25/2013 at 07:32 PM

I agree with CMule I thought that Crawford was going to win the Conn Smythe also. Hard to argue with Kane as the choice though. I really thought that the series was going to go to the B's, with Tukka outplaying Crawford, especially after the way he stoned the Pens.

With about 3-4 mins. left in the game I commented to my daughter who was watching with me that the B's all of a sudden just seemed to run out of gas. They started gliding and reaching for pucks and were a step behind their man. Then bang it was tied. And while I'm telling her I think it's over for them because I didn't think they had enough left to survive an OT, bang it was over.

I really was hoping for a game 7 tomorrow night. This was one helluva series.

Read today that Toews played last night after possibly being concussed in game 5 and Bergeron played after receiving a separated shoulder, broken rib and torn cartilage in same game. Hard core stuff.


Stephen - 6/25/2013 at 08:47 PM

All true all around -- when crunch time arrived the Chihawks stepped it up -- they were in Tuukka's face or at least our end, practically the whole 3rd period --
DAMN did I ever want this to go back to Chitown :bummed:
right on our own ice, 2 last min goals, big celebration right under our noses...unbelievable --
right there w/the 1979 loss to Habs, 2010 Philly, 1971 Habs, last year's 1-0 7th game w/Wash....
nice going Blackhawks -- they played friggin' great

at the end of the day
BROONZ


WharfRat - 6/26/2013 at 02:19 AM

quote:
Congrats to the Blackhawks and their fans. From the unreal streak at the start to the strong 3-in-a-row finish, it was a great season (short or not). That was a tough ending and I'm very bummed, but if the Bs have to lose, I'd rather it be the Hawks over pretty much any other team. Have fun drinking from the Cup, I salute you!





Wott he said


Bhawk - 6/26/2013 at 07:55 PM




ABBcujo - 6/27/2013 at 11:54 AM

Great SCF series. Loved every game.


CanadianMule - 6/27/2013 at 11:08 PM

Stanley Cup and a week later the Draft! Too funny! When do training camps open, the week after?

Seems like the Hawks will be moving Bolland to open cash for Bickell. Shaw pretty much fills Bolland's role at a cheaper price. I just wish teams could stay together after winning a Cup. Pretty hard to win back to back or have a dynasty.


leafsfan - 6/28/2013 at 02:21 PM

Back in my old stomping grounds for a 2 week family summer holiday. Sat at local last night and soaked in hours of hockey talk. Always good to be back in Scarborogh and talking leafs.

All are happy about Bernier coming to leafs, all agree Phaneuf is a donkey, all agree Leafs to SC in 3-5 years. LOL All put up with my Jake Gardiner is the greatest d man since Bobby Orr. All good.

Some are saying Bickell is being courted by the Habs.


cubchubby - 6/28/2013 at 03:20 PM

The Blackhawks are a well run organization. They took out a full page ad in the Boston Globe thanking the Bruins and people of Boston for a great series ...


gondicar - 6/28/2013 at 03:49 PM

quote:
The Blackhawks are a well run organization. They took out a full page ad in the Boston Globe thanking the Bruins and people of Boston for a great series ...

Very classy move. Toronto could learn something from Chicago.


Stephen - 6/28/2013 at 09:22 PM

Ditto -- a classy gesture indeed -- an estimated 2 million ChiHawks fans attended the parade today in Chicago (according to ESPN) -- happy for all of them -- it was a real good series



[Edited on 6/28/2013 by Stephen]


IPowrie - 6/29/2013 at 07:34 AM

Saw this picture on the Rush facebook page


cubchubby - 6/29/2013 at 01:00 PM

Corey Crawford looked a little wasted at the rally yesterday ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_BhcSw2YRw0
I imagine they haven't slept much in the last few days.

The Stanley Cup is making the rounds:

Daniel Carcillo took it the Rush concert Friday ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DLKEeddhlE

Patrick Kane took it to see Jimmy Buffet last night .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDT_HcvgHjM






[Edited on 6/30/2013 by cubchubby]

[Edited on 6/30/2013 by cubchubby]


Bhawk - 7/2/2013 at 05:19 PM

quote:
Saw this picture on the Rush facebook page




As they are Leafs fans and Toronto natives, that's the closest they'll ever get to the Cup.


PhotoRon286 - 7/3/2013 at 02:04 AM

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/06/martin-brodeur-announces-sons-selection-for -devils/

Once again Lou L. shows he's the classiest GM in hockey.

What a great thing to do to let your franchise goalie announce the draft of his son.


gondicar - 7/10/2013 at 09:17 PM

Bruins have signed goaltender Tuukka Rask to an 8 year contract, $56M contract. It is worth an annual cap hit of $7M. Let's hope his strong play in 2013 wasn't a fluke.


hankpipes - 7/10/2013 at 10:48 PM

Finally! Fred Shero inducted into the Hockey HOF. Long overdue.

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/overdue_honor_arrives_for_shero_ PhxC04LfDCCeWiiyc1ewpJ


hankpipes - 7/12/2013 at 02:18 PM

Totally shocked to read this this morning -

NJ Devils Ilya Kovalchuk has retired from the NHL to return home to play in Russia, leaving $77M on the table. Lou said he knew this was coming since right before draft day.

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/devils/devs_kovalchuk_retires_leaving_on_azO jN8HjzTBYlxa2awv1uM


CanadianMule - 7/12/2013 at 06:19 PM

He will make the $77 million in Russia. Early reports are that he will make upwards of $15 million a season.


gondicar - 7/12/2013 at 06:35 PM

Lock up Rask with a long term deal. Check.
Lock up Bergeron with a long term deal. Check.
Find a hard-nose player to replace the under-performing Seguin. Check.

Good offseason so far for the Bs!

Signing Bergy means that his wife will be sticking around Boston as well, which is a good thing.


Sang - 7/13/2013 at 04:51 AM

Should be good for another 2nd place................


CanadianMule - 7/13/2013 at 07:57 PM

quote:
Should be good for another 2nd place................


Beat me to it!

I think they were nuts with Seguin. Time will tell I guess.

Bergeron is good but one hit away from career ending.


PhotoRon286 - 7/13/2013 at 11:08 PM

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quote:
Should be good for another 2nd place................


Beat me to it!

I think they were nuts with Seguin. Time will tell I guess.

Bergeron is good but one hit away from career ending.


Better bubble wrap his helmet, inside & out.


The Kovi situation makes me sick.


leafsfan - 7/16/2013 at 08:53 PM

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Beat me to it!

I think they were nuts with Seguin. Time will tell I guess.

Bergeron is good but one hit away from career ending.
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Better bubble wrap his helmet, inside & out.


The Kovi situation makes me sick.





Clarkson to Leafs is making me smile.

LEAFS!!!!!!


PhotoRon286 - 7/17/2013 at 02:01 AM

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Beat me to it!

I think they were nuts with Seguin. Time will tell I guess.

Bergeron is good but one hit away from career ending.
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Better bubble wrap his helmet, inside & out.


The Kovi situation makes me sick.





Clarkson to Leafs is making me smile.

LEAFS!!!!!!


He's a class act, hope he succeeds.

To a point.




We should have held on to him.


Hindsight is 20/20.


Stephen - 7/17/2013 at 02:23 PM

quote:
Lock up Rask with a long term deal. Check.
Lock up Bergeron with a long term deal. Check.
Find a hard-nose player to replace the under-performing Seguin. Check.

Good offseason so far for the Bs!

Signing Bergy means that his wife will be sticking around Boston as well, which is a good thing.




Check -- yes Bergy must like being checked by his wife -- collect eyeballs pronto


hankpipes - 7/17/2013 at 09:48 PM

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Beat me to it!

I think they were nuts with Seguin. Time will tell I guess.

Bergeron is good but one hit away from career ending.
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Better bubble wrap his helmet, inside & out.


The Kovi situation makes me sick.





Clarkson to Leafs is making me smile.

LEAFS!!!!!!


He's a class act, hope he succeeds.

To a point.




We should have held on to him.


Hindsight is 20/20.


There was no way Lou was going to give him that kind of contract, and I believe the Leafs paid way too much for him. That's quite a cap hit over the next 7 yrs. What puzzles me is that IMO Lou made a knee jerk reaction to losing Clarkson by turning around and overpaying for Ryane Clowe. Don't get that.

That said, many players that fit this mold (mid level numbers, but loaded with intangibles that just seem to make a team that much better) appear to be commanding and getting big bucks from several teams. Brandon Prust to the Habs last season is a perfect example. Did the Rangers miss him last season? Yup. Do I wish he was still a Ranger? Hell Yeah. At that expense? Hmmmm.....


hankpipes - 7/25/2013 at 03:09 AM

Devs sign Jagr to a one year contract. To fill the void left by Kovalchuk's retirement. Right. Devils a mess right now. Looks like the Martin Brodeur retirement tour will be a year too late.


ABBcujo - 9/6/2013 at 12:46 PM

One more week until NHL teams start their training camps. Can't wait. Gonna be heading to Flyers first day of camp.


gondicar - 9/6/2013 at 01:32 PM

quote:
One more week until NHL teams start their training camps. Can't wait. Gonna be heading to Flyers first day of camp.


Regular season less than a month away! Oct 1st, Leafs vs Habs to get it started.

Nice to see Gregory Campbell back on the ice for captain's practices this week after suffering that nasty broken leg from a Malkin slapshot during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals and finishing the shift on one leg.


hankpipes - 9/6/2013 at 11:42 PM

Can't believe the start to the season is thisclose.

Psyched about the games in Yankee stadium this season.


leafsfan - 9/28/2013 at 04:08 PM

LEAFS habs Tuesday night.

Season starting a week eariler then usual is throwing me off a bit. I am used to first Saturday game being on Cdn Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are my playoff team predictions for 2013/14 season.

In the East
TORONTO
Boston
Ottawa
Detroit
Pittsburgh
Rangers
Tampa
Islanders

In the west
San Jose
Anaheim
LA
Phoenix
St. Louis
Chicago
Winnipeg
vancouver

Throw yours up here and see where we allend up in April.

LEAFS!!!


Bhawk - 9/30/2013 at 04:07 PM

Who doesn't love diamonds and rubies?




fensranger - 9/30/2013 at 07:09 PM

DROP THE PUCK

East playoffs makers
Boston
Pens
Leafs
Wings
Columbus
Rangers
Islanders
Ottowa

West
Hawks
Blues
San Jose
Ducks
Kings
Vancouver
Dallas
Edmonton


PhotoRon286 - 10/1/2013 at 12:07 PM

Happy Pucks Day!!!!


WharfRat - 10/1/2013 at 12:41 PM

BRUINS!!

In the East
BRUINS!!!
Rangers
TORONTO
Ottawa
Toronto
Detroit
Pittsburgh
Tampa
Islanders

In the west
San Jose
Chicago
Anaheim
LA
Phoenix
St. Louis
Winnipeg
Vancouver


ABBcujo - 10/1/2013 at 02:04 PM

Let's go Leafs!

I am going to the Philadelphia Flyers home opener against the leafs. My friend said he would punch me out if I wore Leafs. I think I am gonna see if he's true to his word.

Hockey's back and that was a quick 3+ months. Wish it was that short every year.


ABBcujo - 10/1/2013 at 02:09 PM

Playoff teams

EAST
Boston
Pittsburgh
Ottawa
Washington
Toronto
Detroit
Columbus
NY Islanders

WEST
Vancouver
Chicago
San Jose
LA Kings
St. Louis
Phoenix
Edmonton
Winnipeg


Bhawk - 10/2/2013 at 02:20 PM

Nice to see the Habs and Leafs still love each other...


Sang - 10/2/2013 at 02:36 PM

Blackhawks still can't clear the zone or win a faceoff, but they still find ways to win.....


Bhawk - 10/2/2013 at 02:52 PM

West
Chicago
LA
Vancouver
Winnipeg
St. Louis
SJ
Anaheim
Phoenix

East
Washington
Boston
Pittsburgh
Ottawa
NYR
Toronto
Detroilet
Columbus (I'm serious)


PhotoRon286 - 10/2/2013 at 04:34 PM

quote:
Nice to see the Habs and Leafs still love each other...




Face plant.

That was a freak thing.


IPowrie - 10/3/2013 at 04:05 AM

Red Wings start the season off with a win


leafsfan - 10/3/2013 at 11:26 PM

Hey anyone here from CanuckyMule? Not like him to miss out on commenting on his beloved Bhawk I mean Blackhawks.

LEAFS 2-0!!!! People can you feel it?????


leafsfan - 10/5/2013 at 05:28 PM



Leafs Home opener tonight. I know I say it every year but there are great traditions in sport and right up at the top is when the 48th Highlanders walk onto the ice during the pre-game ceremonies.

LEAFS 2-0!!!!


fensranger - 10/7/2013 at 07:44 PM

rangers finally playing game 2 tonight. 9 game road trip to start season. MadisonSquare Garden has been rebuilt now for over 3 years. Coyotes were one of the winnable games. now have Kings, Sharks and Ducks over next 4 days. Brutal way to start the season.


IPowrie - 10/16/2013 at 05:49 AM

Red Wings are off to a 5-2 start


leafsfan - 10/16/2013 at 03:51 PM

LEAFS 6-1 start!!!

Leafs play the stinking bhawks this weekend. The ghosts of Al Secord, Denis Savard, Eddie the Eagle (in black and red) and others still haunt me from the 80's.

Time for a cleanse!!!


Stephen - 10/18/2013 at 02:32 PM

Picked up Bobby Orr's new book yesterday, halfway or so thru it already -- B's fans will want this one -- the foreword by Royce Tennant is a gem & it's a fantastic read so far -- keen to get to the Alan Eagleson chapter...

it reads in tone & his obsrvations, similar to Chuck's Between Rock & A Home Place -- 2 people who made it to the big time, yet stayed totally humble & true to their home-&-family roots, gave credit to others etc -- good stuff

1 dsapntment, he mentioned only in passing the night in early 1979 when his # was retired -- but it's consistent w/the humble nature of the author -- still, a whole chapter coulda been written...as the announcer said at the time, "an unparalleled tribute -- at any time, in any place"

Peace & go B's -- hopefully TT plays well the rest of the way now




[Edited on 10/19/2013 by Stephen]


Lee - 10/18/2013 at 02:52 PM

Dead Wings in first place?







fensranger - 10/24/2013 at 07:08 PM

i guess we are 2 weeks into the season and again this whole cheap shot stuff is pathetic .Rick Nash on the Rangers has been out since the cheap elbow and may be out a whole lot longer. The pathetic loser who took the cheap shot gets a 3 game suspension and is back at work. Guys who pull this crap s.b suspended without pay as long as the guy they took out is out of the llneup plus the additional 3 games.

The crap needs to stop once and for all. I hope Nash comes back at all and the guy who pounded him continues to make a living.


Stephen - 11/5/2013 at 03:33 PM

Not to mention that repeat-offender LOSER Scott for Buffalo -- blindside hit on Loui Ericson, & Ericson is still out -- if he remains injured when the goon's suspension is lifted, Scott should only be allowed to come back when Loui does -- w/a lifetime ban awaiting if the **** heel does it again...

[Edited on 11/5/2013 by Stephen]


Stephen - 11/5/2013 at 11:05 PM

Eriksson returns tonite! So does Tyler Seguin


skypup - 11/7/2013 at 02:14 AM

How about the Lightning!


CanadianMule - 11/7/2013 at 04:19 AM

Go Hawks!


fensranger - 11/7/2013 at 05:06 PM

went to Rangers/Pens game last night. I am liking the Rangers more and more. A slow start but Kreider is finally getting playing time and settling in well with Stepan and Zuccarella. Richards is back to his old form and fitting in with Callahan who is getting healthy and Poulian and Hagelin are looking good on another line. Their D and goaltending is as good as anyone else. Hopefully Nash can get healthy.


leafsfan - 11/7/2013 at 07:30 PM

quote:
Go Hawks!

Holy!!! Welcome Back!!!

Doom shall play hockey!!!


CanadianMule - 11/8/2013 at 06:07 PM

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quote:
Go Hawks!

Holy!!! Welcome Back!!!

Doom shall play hockey!!!


LMAO! You must have seen me play as I brought plenty of Doom and many were slow to rise.

Great hockey season so far. Toronto is a force so you must be pleased. Losing Bolland really sucks.

It seems like Patrick Roy put something in the water. Colorado is smoking.

Buffalo is so bad it's scary! 1st pick is looking good. Plus they are stockpiling draft picks like crazy. They might end up being the only team that needs to show up on Draft day.

The Chicago Black Hawks Rule!


leafsfan - 11/10/2013 at 05:19 PM

Leafs need to get off HNIC. Not sure they have won a Saturday night game yet. Brutal


Lee - 11/17/2013 at 02:16 PM

How can the Sabres be SO bad? They've already been outscored by 27 goals this season. Sheesh...


leafsfan - 11/17/2013 at 04:47 PM

Sawbres rebuilding and taking from their cues from their northern neighbour in Toronto are taking many backwards steps to hit the bottom and then blossom like an orchid at xmas.


fensranger - 11/19/2013 at 09:14 PM

going to ranger/bruins tonight at MSG. Finally Nash returns to the lineup.


Stephen - 11/21/2013 at 03:25 PM

A quatah of the way thru & the balance of power remains in the west -- eight teams w/31 or more points -- St.L w/best winning % & we have to play up to their mark tonite -- no complaints, leading the conf. is good, but the B's haven't yet, at this Very early time, played their best

Get Well Soon Nathan Horton -- doesn't look so good w/that shoulder tho -- Tyler Seguin lighting it up, no surprise there -- Joe T again playin like a top draft pick in SJ

cool to see the B's bumpin heads w/Det. in the realigned standings -- hopefully more games w/the Red Wings

Great early-season game & Good One To Get tonite, the BostonBroooonz


[Edited on 11/21/2013 by Stephen]


leafsfan - 11/21/2013 at 06:55 PM

Leafs still sitting pretty. All is good!!!


[Edited on 11/21/2013 by leafsfan]


Stephen - 11/22/2013 at 12:25 AM

No Dennis Seidenberg tonite tho -- & McQuaid is still out
Let's go B's


Sang - 11/22/2013 at 04:21 AM

Went to a thank you event for giving to the United Way - and won 4 tickets to the Blackhawks - Dallas game in a couple weeks - plus a Patrick Sharp autographed stick.................


lonomon - 11/22/2013 at 12:43 PM

Haven't been around too much lately, but the Flyers are starting to turn around
Goaltending is actually good this year with a nice tandem of Mason and Emery

if they could only stay out of the damn penalty box ...


Stephen - 11/25/2013 at 10:45 PM

OPEN THE FLOODGATES
Sorry but this to me looks like a moneygrab -- when they saw how financially profitable the ex-NFL players' lawsuits were, the NHLers jumped right in
__________________________________________________

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former National Hockey League players are claiming in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Washington, seeks damages to be determined at trial. The players are also seeking court-approved medical monitoring for their brain trauma and/or injuries, which they blame on their NHL careers.

The suit comes just three months after the National Football League agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems.

The ex-hockey players claim that the NHL purposely concealed the risks of brain injuries faced by players, exposing them to unnecessary dangers.


Stephen - 12/5/2013 at 03:50 PM

A-ZOO
It's usually that when the B's come to town anyway, but now, with the suddenly-resurgent Habs thinking they can take first place from us, itss A BIG Zoo norta-da bor-dair tonite en Mont Royale....

we're rested, while Les Habs' redeye from Newark only arrived 2 a.m. today -- if we can be leading, or the game is tied, going into the 3rd period, I think we'll get them -- Les Legs will be understandably tired....

BAHHT -- puck fans know it's the Chi-Hawks' world -- they're playing like champs & if we were playing them Now in the finals, the outcome would be the same IMO -- Bruins-Habs is always the top game, but Chi-Hawks, & SJ, are the best so far -- Joe T & the Mighty Sharks, w/the best winning pctg in the league...

CMON BROONZ -- What a Treat For Puck Fans Tonight -- Les Fans will leave disappointed -- we do have the upper hand going in -- Bruins were resting, they were playing/traveling...

[Edited on 12/5/2013 by Stephen]


Sang - 12/5/2013 at 04:31 PM

Well, my free tickets were for the Stars game Tuesday night that the Hawks lost 4-3. They out shot Dallas 50-16 and lost...

They were down 3-0, and I turned to my daughter and said 'They're not out of this'....... they played a great 2nd period and tied it 3-3. Then they lost on a penalty shot in the 3rd.

They are looking pretty good this year on offense, but the defense is worrying me a little.... it's a long season, let's hope the defense gets it together and the goaltending holds up.....


Stephen - 12/14/2013 at 04:08 PM

look at this -- all of a sudden those confounded Canuckles have played their way into the crowded West Conf upper echelon...

with the way they're going & w/how banged up we are at the moment (Chris Kelly, Loui Eriksson, Adam McQuaid and Dougie Hamilton, all out), we may not have enough to derail 'em tonite -- it stacks up as a 60 min power play, 6th man being canuckle-heads in stands -- they'll be like they were in 2011 finals -- normally B's fans'd say So What, we got Tuukka, but he may not play tonite either (flu)...
Let's go Brooonz -- 4 game sweep of Canadian provinces, now that'd be sweet



[Edited on 12/14/2013 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 12/16/2013 at 02:31 PM

I feel for you Stephen. Lots of injuries for sure.

Wouldn't matter though as Chicago would/will take them out in 5 games right now.

Is the NHL going to suspend every player that makes a hit now with the threat of lawsuits? Thorton's siuspension was far too long especially when compared to some other hits that only get a few games. It was a cheap shot for sure and Thorton is too tough to have to resort to that but orpik wouldn't go. The trouble begins with the fact that Orpik or any other player shouldn't have to fight because they threw a clean check and destroyed a guy. Everytime there is a big hit now someone feels the need to go defend their player after the fact and fight. Hitting is part of the game. Keep your head up.


Stephen - 12/17/2013 at 12:59 AM

**Yet another injury for the Bruins -- Daniel Paille, out indefinitely -- I know you can't guess why...



WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Injuries continue to plague the Boston Bruins, as forward Daniel Paille is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion.

It's unclear when Paille suffered the head injury.

"Once he got evaluated by our trainers, it looked like concussion symptoms, so we sent him back home to get evaluated by our doctors," Julien said.

The Bruins are already without defensemen Adam McQuaid and Dougie Hamilton, both sidelined with lower-body injuries, along with forwards Chris Kelly (broken fibula) and Shawn Thornton, who is currently serving a 15-game suspension.


**out indefinitely, for an injury he doesn't know when it occurred - the slightest bump to the head, = out indefinitely
unless they're taking advantage of the concussion panic to take a break from the schedule
He got a concussion, only he didn't know he had a concussion -- yeah I'm pretty concussed by this BULL-SHIT! too
Do the helmets they wear do any good at all?????????? Obviously not -- they skate in suits of armor, and "concussions" have skyrocketed


[Edited on 12/17/2013 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 12/17/2013 at 05:04 PM

Elbow pads are like steel now.


Stephen - 12/18/2013 at 04:39 PM

**Someone should take steel elbow pads if not brass ca-knuckles to the idiots who tried to goad Milan Lucic into trouble when they were in Vancouver (his hometown) last Saturday -- these losers are even harrassing his family members & vandalizing their church -- ASS-HOLES


WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic says he was verbally and physically attacked at a nightclub in his hometown of Vancouver on Saturday night after the Bruins' 6-2 loss to the Canucks at Rogers Arena.

Lucic addressed the matter with media following the Bruins' practice Monday morning at Ristuccia Arena and said he's pursuing legal action. He is in contact with Vancouver police.

Lucic said that he was attacked twice, once outside the nightclub and again inside. It was the same person both times, and Lucic said he did not know the man.

"There was no reason for him to punch me, but he did and that's all I can really say right now," Lucic said.

A bystander shot video of the incident, which has gone viral online and shows Lucic engaged in a verbal argument with someone.

"It's something I'm not proud of, but it was part of an unprovoked attack on Saturday night where I was punched in the face on two separate occasions -- like I said, unprovoked," Lucic said.
"Like I said, I was a victim of the attack and did not engage in the attack, as you can see in the video. I showed restraint by not retaliating in a physical manner."

Lucic, Boston's top-line winger, also had some harsh comments about his hometown, as this isn't the first time he's had to deal with off-ice issues because he plays for the Bruins.

After Boston won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Canucks at Rogers Arena in 2011, Lucic's grandparents, parents and other family members were all harassed, he said, and the church his family belongs to was vandalized.

"That's one of the worst parts -- it's in my hometown -- and going back to the spray painting of the church and my grandparents, parents and family getting harassed during the finals against the Canucks in 2011, and now it's escalated to a point where I get attacked for minding my own business," he said.

I'm disgusted and outraged that it had to come to something like that. Other than being at Rogers Arena, no one will ever see me in downtown Vancouver ever again."



[Edited on 12/18/2013 by Stephen]


leafsfan - 12/18/2013 at 06:34 PM

quote:
After Boston won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Canucks at Rogers Arena in 2011, Lucic's grandparents, parents and other family members were all harassed, he said, and the church his family belongs to was vandalized.

"That's one of the worst parts -- it's in my hometown -- and going back to the spray painting of the church and my grandparents, parents and family getting harassed during the finals against the Canucks in 2011, and now it's escalated to a point where I get attacked for minding my own business," he said.




Suck it up buttercup. Lucic's brother was sitting in front of my boss for game 7. Brother went mental during game and was in folks faces about the Bruins winning it all. Security tossed him from arena due to his antics before game ended either to save his life or limit harassment of others.

Bruins style of play and the fact ref's put whistle's away after game 4 has left a bad taste in Canucks fans mouth. Many think GB orchestrated Boston winnning by letting bean towners bully Canucks.

Heading out to Granville for after game beverages to 4 am might not have been Lucic's best decision. The bar district in Vancouver on Granville is a rough place, full of idiots and MMA fans looking for a fight. Bars are open till 4 and as we all know no good comes staying out after 12.


lonomon - 12/23/2013 at 12:54 AM

Flyers are killing me this season

really good game followed by a crappy loss

UGH


Bhawk - 12/23/2013 at 02:21 PM

Still only December and I hate to admit it, but this may be the year that the Blues go deep into the playoffs.

No real reason other than that's my gut feeling. So there.


Stephen - 12/31/2013 at 05:57 PM

Yes you could have something there -- that game last Sat. nite, the 6-5 SO win for St.L, must've been a Beauty -- & more of the same tonight as SJ plays Anaheim -- their chances are just as good as St.L's too -- but the Chi-Hawks still totally provin' it in that tough west. conf., Solid last night against a very good LA team

then outdoors tmrw as those two ancient/territorial foes Maple Leafs & Red Wings, dead-even at 45 pts., play in Mich. -- after the fans have gotten stoked watching The Gordie Howe Story tonite on CMBT!! (hehe) -- didn't even know there was such an animal (made 2013 the TV guide says) -- I know I'd be watchin' -- ...preparing me for the coming year's next biopic... -- "The Allman Brothers Story"!!! -- why do I think that'll only be good for laughs (I love the ABB)...probably Gordie's movie tonite too for that matter -- but I'd still be watchin' (hehe)

Well we'll need Gordie to come out of retirement to stoke our chances in the overall -- Pitts. is playing really good too & Dennis Seidenberg's absence for sure is going to be felt in the long haul if not before --

Bobby Orr is unequivocal about it in his new book & says it more than once -- he feels Gordie is the best who ever played -- & makes a good case for it at that -- in the end, it's just, Go Bruins -- halfway pt. of season so still a long way to go


[Edited on 1/1/2014 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 1/7/2014 at 09:31 PM

Team Canada announced and will kick ass. Goaltending has me worried though.

No love for Crawford.


CanadianMule - 1/10/2014 at 07:20 AM

How is Bobby's book? Got it for my buddy at Christmas but haven't heard a review from him yet.

For any Bruins fan or Bobby fan, some cool stuff available.

https://www.bobbyorrhalloffame.com/giftshop/index.php?main_page=index&c Path=21&zenid=a14fec89f6eec3d1482a47b83574be1f


leafsfan - 1/10/2014 at 04:55 PM

LEAFS SUCK!!!!

Have to think that letting MacArthur got to make room for Clarkson (who some pointed out was a bad move) has hurt the locker room. Something is not right on this team.

Caryle attempts to get team rolling using Bernier he turns into a sieve so naturally you give the backup Reimer a chance and he turns into a sieve.

Has to be something wrong in the room.


CanadianMule - 1/10/2014 at 09:27 PM

They have not been the same since Bolland went down. Have faith though. Plenty of hockey left. Remember it could be worse. You could like the Sabres.

I do like the Sabres management hires though. Tim Murray is a great judge of talent and Patrick helping oversee operations is a great addition too. Not sure if Nolan will be brought back or if Murray immediately goes with Luke Richardson.


BoytonBrother - 1/11/2014 at 02:38 AM

Look out...we're coming for you all.



[Edited on 1/11/2014 by BoytonBrother]


Stephen - 1/11/2014 at 05:00 PM

B's fans'd be grateful for a win this aftrn. -- even if it is the Flyiz -- same Chi-Hawks tonite up in Montreal
....yes we need help nowadays -- Pitts. has pulled away w/the conf. -- however, even Shawn Thornton's return -- & it's huge -- takes a back seat to the real Thornton -- Joe -- the guy is having another awesome season -- slowing down he is not & he's the player B's fans envisioned him being when we made him top overall pick

but he's the enemy tonite -- supposedly Loui Ericsson will also be returning, no Johnny Boychuk tho ("personal reasons" according to their website)
salvaging a small part of this trip w/a win against a top team like SJ would make the trip home a lot better for the B's -- YA B's, Let's Go Bruins


dougrhon - 1/13/2014 at 05:27 PM

quote:
Look out...we're coming for you all.



[Edited on 1/11/2014 by BoytonBrother]


Not yesterday you didn't.


Stephen - 1/17/2014 at 03:45 PM

Yeesh -- after that 9-1 Ca-knuckle Sandwich Wed. in Vanc., Chi-Hawks & St.L must be goin', wtf we infor..." ducks in the pond they are not, LA Ducks>Anaheim are goin sick right now --

so the ? then becomes
In our 1st game w/em since last June, can we give the Stanley Cup champions a bettah game Sunday, than the rampaging monster-Ducks do tonite
Chris Kelly supposedly is close to returning -- Dennis S you are missed, & a 12-18 month recovery for His knee surgery? No, he'll be ready to go come training camp

It's awesome tho, the top 3 teams dueling this weekend -- but what's this about this huge break in the schedule for Pitts. -- they're in a 1 game in 9 days stretch right now

it doesn't matter, they're still in the upper echelon -- we've been off a bit lately but help is on the way -- Let's Go Brooonz

[Edited on 1/17/2014 by Stephen]


lonomon - 1/17/2014 at 05:27 PM

Man, two Flyers games in a row where the opposing goaltender winds up on the highlight reels . Both were awesome saves, I'll say that much.


leafsfan - 1/18/2014 at 04:00 PM

Happy Hockey Day in Canada

Sens at Oilers, Leafs Habs, Flames Nucks and the peg at preds (preds??)

Need the Nordiques back to round things out correctly.

Big game tonight for Leafs, habs are pulling away from pack and Leafs need to get above and beyond the 49 to 51 pt pack in the east.

Enjoy the day!!!!


Sang - 1/20/2014 at 01:55 AM

Not perfect, but beating Boston is always fun............... Go Blackhawks!


Stephen - 1/25/2014 at 03:40 PM

The well rested B's hope to get Hamilton, Kelly & MQuaid back ASAP as they're putting on the gloves as we speak for O-6/Pt. II rival Phila -- deadlocked w/TB, who're in a game du jour tonite w/Colo & Go Avis -- & thanks btw to old-foe RWings in their win last nite over Habs, that helps -- Habs now at all-too-familiar loggerheads w/their oldest rival en Cana-da, Leafs --
no none of these teams are going anywhere, so it's go BROONZ -- (a Broonz fans prayer: "don't get hurt Tuukka") haha

[Edited on 1/25/2014 by Stephen]


cubchubby - 1/26/2014 at 01:05 AM

What do you guys think of the game at Dodger Stadium tonight? Should be a slushy mess. I hard Kiss is playing there and it still isn't sold out.


ABBcujo - 1/31/2014 at 11:57 AM

These outdoor games aren't fun anymore. Doing it once a year for the "Winter Classic" on New Year's day was great. Then this stadium series idea comes along... if you're gonna do a stadium series, then all teams should be involved in that.


Stephen - 1/31/2014 at 03:39 PM

Mar-tan Brodeur was quoted last week when NJ played there, that the ice at the house that George Built, was the worst he'd ever seen in 21 years in the NHL -- didn't hear how it was in Chavez Ravine

Losin' to the Habs ( ) -- they beat us w/those 2 early goals, then we had a bad line change -- they outshot us 11-5 early, then it was anyone's game --

it's 1/3 of the way thru (end of reg. season 2/3, then playoff season) -- we need these last 4 games b4 the break -- no 1 is saying anything about what McQuad's injury is or how long he'll be out -- regardless, last night told a lot, the B's had 3 Solid games b4 that

-- mayb we're in the weak conf but overtaking Pitts., as unlikely as it seems right now, can be done -- Leafs & Habs are saying, 'a-kee is played Up Here', same thing TB in Fla. -- they won't catch us tho -- we gotta catch Pitts -- ya, let's go B's


WharfRat - 1/31/2014 at 08:48 PM

quote:
Losin' to the Habs ( ) -- they beat us w/those 2 early goals, then we had a bad line change -- they outshot us 11-5 early, then it was anyone's game --


Don't get many Bs games here in NJ, but my bud was at the game. Said they looked slow, sluggish and flat.

Maybe resting on the laurels of scoring 6 goals for 3 games in a row.

Hope that's all it is.


Stephen - 2/1/2014 at 04:00 AM

We outshot Montreal by a wide margin (34-15 or so), so it wasn't too awful an effort -- funny, it was the same thing a few weeks ago when we lost 5-2 to LA DucksOfAnaheim -- we outshot them by a similar margin in that game too

Let's go Bruins


Stephen - 2/1/2014 at 04:36 PM

You're quite right tho Wharfrat, the writeup of the game in yesterday's Herald was similar to what your friend saw -- a flat performance overall despite the SOG diff. -- just those 1st 5 min. that nicked us bro


hankpipes - 2/2/2014 at 05:57 AM

quote:
These outdoor games aren't fun anymore.


Really? I went to both games at Yankee Stadium and had a blast. So did everyone else it seemed. Over 50,000 people each game cheering on their team. The first four games this season have drawn roughly a quarter of a million people. Every NHL city wants to host one. The exposure for the NHL is wonderful and the league and PA are making good money staging them (bottom line, right?). When a light snow fell over the stadium during the second period in Sundays game it was downright magical. Still lots of fun to be had. Sorry it no longer works for you.


hankpipes - 2/2/2014 at 06:19 AM

quote:
Mar-tan Brodeur was quoted last week when NJ played there, that the ice at the house that George Built, was the worst he'd ever seen in 21 years in the NHL --


Instead of crying about the ice Marty should have been crying about his teammates who gave up about a gazillion odd man rushes in that game. At 5-3 late in the 2nd the Devs started to put some good pressure on in the Rangers zone then with about a minute left out come the Rangers on a 3 on 1 (again!) Nash scores game over before the 3rd period even gets underway. Then, to top it off, he reportedly generously(!) suggests to his coach that Schneider, not to miss the outdoor experience, should play the 3rd. Rarely hear of any player asking out of any game unless they're injured, and in most of those cases they have to be told to stay out.

It was reported over a week ago that Brodeur had suggested a willingness to waive his no trade clause "if it could help the team". Now there are reports he has asked to be traded. Finishing his career as a backup is not what he had envisioned.


WharfRat - 2/2/2014 at 11:19 AM

quote:
You're quite right tho Wharfrat, the writeup of the game in yesterday's Herald was similar to what your friend saw -- a flat performance overall despite the SOG diff. -- just those 1st 5 min. that nicked us bro


Woke up yesterday


fensranger - 2/6/2014 at 07:41 PM

so who is everyone picking in the olympics--should be quite a tournament. I am looking for a Sweden/Canada gold medal game although the home team is going to be touch as well Lundquist is back on his game and that makes Sweden a powerhouse. Not sure about Canadas goaltending. I am so psyched for these games.


WharfRat - 2/6/2014 at 07:51 PM

Gotta go with the USA

But I think the larger rink favors Russia and the other "speed" teams


fensranger - 2/6/2014 at 08:23 PM

would be great if USA makes medal round, pulling for them of course again not sure of goaltending


gondicar - 2/6/2014 at 08:37 PM

Rooting for USA of course. The Canadian and Russian teams look strong, but if I had to place a bet on who will win gold, I would go with Sweden.


WharfRat - 2/7/2014 at 12:34 PM

Bs lose in OT to.. The Blues? Yikes.

At least we got a point out of it


CanadianMule - 2/19/2014 at 06:31 PM

Russians out of the Games. Hard to score on a team that plays an 0-5 system with everyone defence especially with a guy like Rask in nets. Took Canada to OT and now will give Sweden a hard time too.


CanadianMule - 2/19/2014 at 08:49 PM

Canada nearly gets beat by one goalie. Fired just under 60 shots at the kid and he only got beat twice.


leafsfan - 2/20/2014 at 06:14 AM

Missing the NHL. I think Olympics should go to an under 25 tourney. Too long of a gap and I just don't see the pro players giving ther all.

Have to be the guy. What the f is wrong with Crosby? Don't give me they can't find anyone good enough to play with him. I think he is done when it comes to stepping up into the spotlight.

He looks stunned and lost on the ice.

Kessel on the other hand keeps on rolling!!!!

[Edited on 2/20/2014 by leafsfan]


WharfRat - 2/20/2014 at 01:10 PM

quote:
would be great if USA makes medal round, pulling for them of course again not sure of goaltending


Quick looks good to me


WharfRat - 2/20/2014 at 01:11 PM

If its USA VS the Fins I will have quite the dilemma

Nah, USA all the way


Just dont hurt Tuukka!


gondicar - 2/20/2014 at 01:51 PM

quote:
If its USA VS the Fins I will have quite the dilemma

Nah, USA all the way


Just dont hurt Tuukka!


Was hoping Russia would beat the Fins so Tuukka could rest up for the Cup run.

Too bad USA vs. Canada is not the gold medal game for the men. However it is the gold medal matchup for the women...the US and Canada women's teams do not like each other at all so maybe they'll drop the gloves.


gondicar - 2/20/2014 at 06:23 PM

Gold medal women's game streaming now, score is 1-0 in the 2nd (not saying who is winning)

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/hockey/winter/14695/


gondicar - 2/20/2014 at 07:58 PM

Damn.


leafsfan - 2/20/2014 at 08:02 PM

What a win for CDN ladies. Incredible comeback for the win!!!

Nuts that puck hit the post with a minute to go and the net empty after linesman got in the way of Cdn defender.

Can't figure out why Ref for such an important game was from Britain. Jes louise hope we get a ref from greenland on Friday.


dimplesjbc - 2/20/2014 at 10:09 PM

quote:
What a win for CDN ladies. Incredible comeback for the win!!!

Nuts that puck hit the post with a minute to go and the net empty after linesman got in the way of Cdn defender.

Can't figure out why Ref for such an important game was from Britain. Jes louise hope we get a ref from greenland on Friday.




HUGE comeback , I was listening to the game in my truck between welds , got to listen to the entire third period , almost turned it off with four minutes left , it sounded like one of the most exciting games ever on the radio , I was flipping out , good luck tomorrow .
Go Canada !!!!!:


WharfRat - 2/20/2014 at 11:49 PM

quote:
quote:
If its USA VS the Fins I will have quite the dilemma

Nah, USA all the way


Just dont hurt Tuukka!


Was hoping Russia would beat the Fins so Tuukka could rest up for the Cup run.




Another reason to root for our USA tomorrow, so Bergy can rest up before the season kicks off again


gondicar - 2/21/2014 at 07:11 PM

quote:
Damn.


Damn, again.


WharfRat - 2/21/2014 at 09:47 PM

sigh.


ABBcujo - 2/22/2014 at 02:10 PM

Tuukka in net against USA...

This could be a problem if he plays the way they did against Russia.


WharfRat - 2/22/2014 at 10:25 PM

Aaaand it was.


hankpipes - 2/22/2014 at 11:34 PM

When Patrick Kane hit the post with that penalty shot is was over. The US team appeared to pretty much give up after that. Very disappointed. I believe the Fins are the 2nd best team in the tournament. Selanne was a monster for them. At the beginning of the tournament I thought the Swedes had the best team and still do. But the Canadians always seem to have a knack for snatching the gold medal. Tomorrow AM we shall see.


CanadianMule - 2/24/2014 at 01:46 PM

Canada!!! Back to back Gold.

Not sure how anyone can look at these lineups ans see Sweden as a better team. Look at the teams line by line. Canada's 4th line would be most teams 1st line.

Then look at the defence. Last year's Norris trophy winner (PK Subban) didn't even dress for Canada. No team's defence comes close to matching and add to that how well Price played. Only 3 goals against in all the games. Incredible.

felt bad for Quick and don't blame him for calling out his US team for deserting him. I know there is disappointment when not making the Gold game and it has happened to plenty of teams over the years but when you look back Bronze is much better than nothing.

Two best teams for me were Canada and the US. Some other countries are improving but their strategy was to have all 5 players in the crease with the goalie. Hard to score playing against that but they also are not actively trying hard to score either. makes for some boring games.


WharfRat - 2/24/2014 at 01:51 PM

yawn. Now that THAT disaster is over with...

Someone wake me in June


Sang - 2/24/2014 at 04:55 PM

That must be an old picture...................


CanadianMule - 2/24/2014 at 06:12 PM

They must have started a new tradition of the loser handing the winner the Stanley Cup and he is giving it over to Toews and The Black Hawks!


fensranger - 2/24/2014 at 07:08 PM

wow disappointing games. Not sure what happened to the US. Maybe it was a canadian team that was way too good. Amazing show by Canada. I think they could have won without a goalie, their defense was that good!!!!

Pretty sick about Backstrom getting canned at the last minute for Sweden. After losing Zetterberg and Sedin not making the trip.

Glad we get back to the real games now. It has been a great season tip the interruption. Hope the Olympics revert back to amateurs again. Or at least non NHL.

Hockey was the best part of the olympics. The time differences which means everyone knows the results ruins it for me at least.


WharfRat - 2/24/2014 at 07:48 PM

quote:
They must have started a new tradition of the loser handing the winner the Stanley Cup and he is giving it over to Toews and The Black Hawks!




Haters

All haters


CanadianMule - 2/24/2014 at 10:39 PM

quote:

Glad we get back to the real games now. It has been a great season tip the interruption. Hope the Olympics revert back to amateurs again. Or at least non NHL.



49 of 50 players in the Gold game were NHLers. Would be 50 of 50 if Canada played the US. All the major countries would lose to a team like the Swiss.

I get the amateur thing but I think we are beyond that. Are millionaire snowboarders really amateurs? The hockey is definitely much better with the NHL guys playing and people pay attention more.


gondicar - 2/24/2014 at 10:46 PM

quote:
quote:

Glad we get back to the real games now. It has been a great season tip the interruption. Hope the Olympics revert back to amateurs again. Or at least non NHL.



49 of 50 players in the Gold game were NHLers. Would be 50 of 50 if Canada played the US. All the major countries would lose to a team like the Swiss.

I get the amateur thing but I think we are beyond that. Are millionaire snowboarders really amateurs? The hockey is definitely much better with the NHL guys playing and people pay attention more.



I think the jury is still out on whether the NHL will allow its players to go in 2018. IMO, they should as it is better hockey with them in it. It also showcases what an international league the NHL really has become, at least in terms of where the players come from.


WharfRat - 2/25/2014 at 01:20 PM

Total BS what they did to that Swedish player. ( forgot his name)
The guy had taken allergy meds for years,and he told the IOC he did.
Passed NHL and IOC drug tests and then they nail him right before the gold medal game.
Shady if you ask me.


fensranger - 2/25/2014 at 07:50 PM

as far as NHL and the Olympics, if i owner an NHL team and watched my star such as Tavares get ruined for the season in the Olympics, it would piss me off. Hockey is a rough game. I think Ovechkin was intentionally shooting to hurt people.

If you want to make the money that the NHL guys make then sorry take your medals and shove them you know where. Play your nationalistic idiotic games during the summer.


Lee - 2/26/2014 at 11:31 PM

Saturday's game between the Pens and the Hawks at Soldier Field should be interesting. We are supposed to get a boatload of snow here over the weekend.


fensranger - 2/27/2014 at 05:15 PM

the outdoor games have been great, went to ranger/islanders game at yankee stadium. it was freezing but a great time.


Stephen - 3/5/2014 at 03:46 PM

same thing in this morning's paper
"No McQuaid Update" followed by"There was no update on defenseman Adam McQuaid, who continues to battle a groin/hip injury that has cost him 31 games this season"

Don't like the sound of this one -- silence is not golden in this case
but no McQuaid, no Seidenberg, key players in & out w/injuries

& we're still playing good -- now we gotta score to settle tmrw w/the Cap-pistols -- that game last Sat will have "fluke" written all over it -- you know Tuukka will want to carry the team in this one -- look for a goose egg by 'W'
& in the process, get to w/in a point of Pitts. if Joe T. & the Shahks cooperate...
Yah -- it's the Bruins


WharfRat - 3/5/2014 at 08:33 PM

Bs get some D help with Meszaros from Philly for a pick.
Works for me.

And LMAO @ the Rangers... Are they smoking crack?


Stephen - 3/7/2014 at 03:42 AM

quote:
Still only December and I hate to admit it, but this may be the year that the Blues go deep into the playoffs.

No real reason other than that's my gut feeling. So there.


Now that they have Ryan Miller, the other west teams could have a real case of the Blues
Their previous goalie can't be too happy about Miller's arrival -- they weren't hurting before the trade
Let's go Bruins


gondicar - 3/7/2014 at 05:08 AM


WharfRat - 3/7/2014 at 04:46 PM

LOVE it


ABBcujo - 3/11/2014 at 12:00 PM

Scary to read about what happened to Rich Peverly. Here's an article. There is video on NHL website.

DALLAS -- Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench immediately after he left the ice 5:50 into the first period of a game Monday against the Columbus Blue Jackets at American Airlines Center.

Stars coach Lindy Ruff quickly called for a doctor, and a group of medical personnel picked up Peverley and took him away from the bench area and into a hallway leading to the Dallas locker room.

"I was scared," Ruff admitted in a press conference afterward. "My first emotion was we need somebody here real quick. When he dropped, it was red alert, don't worry about the game, don't worry about anything else; just turn around and scream for a doctor and that's all. It was just let's get him the help he needs, and they came and got him the help. For me, it was something I don't want to witness again."

The League released the following statement: "Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition. He has been transported to the hospital. As a result of the emotional state of the players on both teams caused by the medical emergency, the game is being postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank the fans."

A decision about the remainder of the game will be made at a later date by the NHL.

Once in the hallway behind the Dallas bench, medical personnel provided Peverley with oxygen, administered an IV, performed chest compressions and defibrillated him, restoring a rhythm to his heart on the first attempt, according to Dr. Gil Salazar, part of the emergency medicine team at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Salazar, who was part of the team rendering aid to Peverley, called the success on the first attempt "reassuring."

"What I know so far is he slumped on the bench. He was brought back to the hallway for treatment, where we treated him for a cardiac event, successfully treated with standard therapy. As soon as we treated him, he regained consciousness," Salazar said. "He was alert and awake talking to us after the event and quickly transported to the hospital. At this point, I was able to talk to him in the back of the ambulance, and he was able to tell me where he was and he actually wanted to get back in the game."

Peverley was transported to UT Southwestern's St. Paul University Hospital for further evaluation.

When Peverley collapsed, his teammates frantically banged their sticks on the boards to signal for the officials to stop the game, and at 6:23 of the first period, the game was halted.

After about 15 minutes, each team returned to its locker room.


gondicar - 3/11/2014 at 12:23 PM

Glad he is ok, that is scary stuff. The local radio guys were saying this morning that he has had some heart murmur issues going on over the last week or so and didn't travel with the team to a recent game because he wasn't feeling well. Hopefully they can get him diagnosed.


fensranger - 3/11/2014 at 07:16 PM

very scary glad he seems to be recovering.

amazing finish shaping up for the playoff races. It is crazy in the east. after pittsburgh and boston, all else is still up for grabs. you just have to keep on getting those points.

games are great to watch and better to attend.


Stephen - 3/11/2014 at 07:37 PM

quote:
Leafs & Habs are saying, 'a-kee is played Up Here', same thing TB in Fla. -- they won't catch us tho


Leafs topped one of the big dogs out west last night, now Habs have exact-same thing in mind tmrw. nite against us in east -- yes we've gained a little space on them/TB, but can't-yet call it good -- div. is secondary anyway, home-ice advntge on Pitts. in conf. finals would be crucial/mayb deciding factor -- that's a Stanley cup final-worthy series all its own


fensranger - 3/12/2014 at 06:52 PM

the leafs and hans will go home quick as usual. if either face the Rangers (a good chance) they will not advance past round 1. The Bruins will come out of the East without much problem IMO. Not many eastern teams can physically play with Boston and they have a fine goaltender as well.

The West is a crapshoot IMO.

Playoffs are a way off but Round 1 s/b exceptional to watch. There will be few if any walkthroughs

I think the season will go down to last 2 or 3 games for about 5 playoff spots in the east. Race is sooooo tight.


Stephen - 3/13/2014 at 12:01 AM

Whatever ya do, don't bogart that joint
I need a toke

...Dustin Tokarski?? Never heard of em -- Tuukka must be hurt
C'mon Bruins, it's no time to try out rookies in this time of year, esp against Habs
Let's go Bruins -- whither Tuukka


Stephen - 3/13/2014 at 12:04 AM

Whatever ya do, don't bogart that joint
I need a toke

...Dustin Tokarski?? Never heard of em -- Tuukka must be hurt

edit, they posted it funny on ESPN, it looked like Tokarski for the Bruins -- calm down S

Tuukka is sharp so far (3-0 end of 2nd per.)

[Edited on 3/13/2014 by Stephen]


Stephen - 3/14/2014 at 02:40 PM

The battle for home ice will keep both B's & Pitts. sharp down the stretch & into their [projected] conf. finals

things upside down in west -- after killin' it during the season Anaheim suddenly sitting ducks -- falling fast while SJ & Colo have moved past them & it shouldn't be any different tonite in LA (Colo. over standing-Ducks)
but now it's St.L -- their previous goalie, Karl Lentonen, got hurt, that's how they got Miller
yes, as fensranger alluded to before, a Cup-caliber team will be bounced out in the first round of the west playoffs -- harsh

"the 1st round of the west playoffs, and a B's-Pitts. conf final, will be the two-best series of the 2014 playoff season, Cup finals included"
C'mon Broonz




[Edited on 3/14/2014 by Stephen]


leafsfan - 3/14/2014 at 04:42 PM

LEAFS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a win last nght. So good to see the buds bring the havoc to Ducks and Kings.

Leafs are playing like hornets, all over the ice, hitting, crashing, having fun. Good times!!!!


WharfRat - 3/14/2014 at 06:32 PM

quote:
C'mon Broonz


7 in a row


leafsfan - 3/14/2014 at 07:11 PM

quote:

posted on 3/12/2014 at 02:52 PM
the leafs and hans will go home quick as usual. if either face the Rangers (a good chance)



HUH??? Who made the Rangers the talk of the town???? Leafs and Habs will walk over Rangers in playoffs.


leafsfan - 3/14/2014 at 07:12 PM

Speaking of playoffs. This years seeding is a mystery and a half.
I still can't figure it out.

Anyone????


WharfRat - 3/14/2014 at 10:40 PM

quote:
Speaking of playoffs. This years seeding is a mystery and a half.
I still can't figure it out.

Anyone????


Not doing 1vs 8, 2 vs 7 like always?


leafsfan - 3/14/2014 at 11:14 PM

quote:
quote:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----
Speaking of playoffs. This years seeding is a mystery and a half.
I still can't figure it out.

Anyone????
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----



Not doing 1vs 8, 2 vs 7 like always?


I think I may be drnkign too much coffee as I had heard there was a new format but thought about it alot today at work and it must be 1 vs 8 and so on. Not sure why but I thought I read they we're mixing things up to have more divisional rival playdowns instead of having Anaheim at Nashville in the first round.


Stephen - 3/15/2014 at 02:38 PM

quote:
a Cup-caliber team will be bounced out in the first round of the west playoffs -- harsh

"the 1st round of the west playoffs, and a B's-Pitts. conf final, will be the two-best series of the 2014 playoff season, Cup finals included"



that was supposed to read "THE 4-5 MATCHUP IN the 1st round of the west playoffs,.....


fensranger - 3/15/2014 at 03:34 PM

HUH??? Who made the Rangers the talk of the town???? Leafs and Habs will walk over Rangers in playoffs.

Rangers are far from the talk of the town but would walk over the Leafs in the playoffs. Montreal would be a tight series.


gondicar - 3/15/2014 at 10:10 PM

8 game winning streak for the spoked B.


WharfRat - 3/16/2014 at 11:21 AM

Lets hope they arent peaking too soon.


Stephen - 3/16/2014 at 02:45 PM

Well, under the baleful stare of the newly-unveiled statue of Fred Shero from across the street on the site of the old Spectrum building -- sure enough, Flyers played like the Broad St. Bullies themselves shutting out Pitts. (thank you Flyiz) -- mayb they can dupilcate it this aftrn in Pitts

that game last nite could set Habs on fire -- they'll throw caution to the winds the rest of the way knowing the hockey gods (ie Jean Beliveau, Toe Blake, Guy Lafeur, Howie Morentz, Rocket Richard, Larry Robinson -- & on...) will be in their corner -- watch out for Habs

we'll see them both down the stretch (Phila twice) -- -- ya, 8 straight -- BROONZ, baby


leafsfan - 3/16/2014 at 03:44 PM

No hockey gods we're involved in last nights mugging of the Sens. Terrible job calling the game by refs throughout the game.
Yes Sens should have hit the open net but the way the refs we're calling game against them that wouldn't have helped.

If playoffs started today Leafs would be at Rangers. I wouild like to see who gets their facewashed in this series.

LEAFS!!!!


leafsfan - 3/16/2014 at 03:59 PM

Also if playoffs started today Bruins would face Flyers. Oh man that would be something to see. Hope that one comes true.


WharfRat - 3/17/2014 at 01:28 PM

Bring it


fensranger - 3/17/2014 at 06:26 PM

Leafs/Rangers Lets hope so!!!! Not sure what the NHL saw or did not see in Rangers game yesterday. Where else did that puck go but into the net ?????? Just don't understand that call.


WharfRat - 3/18/2014 at 12:42 PM

9 wins in a row for the Bs.

WOW


leafsfan - 3/18/2014 at 06:11 PM

I wasn't drunk on coffee.

First place team in division plays worst wildcard, second place plays best wildcard,

Metropolitan team in 2nd plays 3rd place team in Metro.

Atlantic 2nd plays 3rd in Atlantic.

2nd round goes highest vs lowest as per usual.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/nhl-s-new-playoff-format-explained-1.25 77013


gondicar - 3/18/2014 at 09:58 PM

quote:
9 wins in a row for the Bs.

WOW








[Edited on 3/18/2014 by gondicar]


gondicar - 3/19/2014 at 01:39 AM

And the Bruins win again, 4-2 over the Devils. That extends the winning streak to...


WharfRat - 3/19/2014 at 01:11 PM

INSANE


fensranger - 3/19/2014 at 06:20 PM

unfortunately for the Bruins, this are not the playoffs. Have to admit they are looking really good though. 4 solid lines, touch D and a top 5 goalie. No weaknesses. They should dominate the east this year. And i am a huge Ranger fan.


CanadianMule - 3/19/2014 at 10:51 PM

Lots of work just to lose to Chicago in the Finals.


WharfRat - 3/20/2014 at 03:00 PM

NO


fensranger - 3/20/2014 at 03:24 PM

Got to give Tampa Bay a lot of credit -team has played at a high level all season. did not miss a beat losing St Louis and picking up Callahan. As a Ranger fan, St Louis is off to a rocky start to say the least.


Stephen - 3/20/2014 at 06:30 PM

quote:
Lots of work just to lose to Chicago in the Finals.


Yes, the Chi-Hawks turned in a statement game last night -- "let's not forget where all roads lead thru boys & girls...." -- we play Colo. tmrw night, they & Hawks, if playoffs started tmrw., would be 1st round opponents...
guess playoff format has indeed been revamped, it'll take me awhile to get it...
if Wings do their part tonite, we'll go 0-6-like tmrw in Dnvr -- to secure consec. win # 11, YA BABY -- Bobby Schmautz was #11, I think mayb Andre Savard before him -- am forgetting someone obvious....

posted by genius on 3/14 -- "karl lentonen was St.L's goalie b4 being hurt..." yawn -- or 2 days before that, "Dustin Tokarski of the Boston Bruins..." -- simmer down, aka zip it lad -- actually Dustin toked up w/a big effort 2-3 games ago for Habs, box score said 40+ saves...


DarkStar - 3/20/2014 at 09:12 PM

quote:
quote:
Lots of work just to lose to Chicago in the Finals.


Yes, the Chi-Hawks turned in a statement game last night -- "let's not forget where all roads lead thru boys & girls...." -- we play Colo. tmrw night, they & Hawks, if playoffs started tmrw., would be 1st round opponents...
guess playoff format has indeed been revamped, it'll take me awhile to get it...
if Wings do their part tonite, we'll go 0-6-like tmrw in Dnvr -- to secure consec. win # 11, YA BABY -- Bobby Schmautz was #11, I think mayb Andre Savard before him -- am forgetting someone obvious....

posted by genius on 3/14 -- "karl lentonen was St.L's goalie b4 being hurt..." yawn -- or 2 days before that, "Dustin Tokarski of the Boston Bruins..." -- simmer down, aka zip it lad -- actually Dustin toked up w/a big effort 2-3 games ago for Habs, box score said 40+ saves...

P. J. Axelsson


CanadianMule - 3/20/2014 at 11:07 PM

NYR don't need to worry about St Louis - Heart of a Lion and will come up big at key times. Callahan is a good grinder but St Louis won the scoring title.

All roads do indeed go through Chicago. Love their season. No desire to kill themselves to finish first. Won last time there was an Olympics. Two goalies both playing great. Beating them 4 times will not be an easy feat.


BoytonBrother - 3/21/2014 at 12:07 AM


lonomon - 3/21/2014 at 04:04 PM

Yeah, the Flyers are on a roll but have a pretty rough schedule coming up starting with the Blues

including the Broonz not too far behind


BoytonBrother - 3/21/2014 at 05:13 PM

I'm confident the Flyers will make the playoffs


gondicar - 3/22/2014 at 11:28 AM

Woot! Bruins are the first team to clinch a playoff spot with their 11th in a row...


WharfRat - 3/22/2014 at 01:04 PM


gondicar - 3/23/2014 at 04:03 AM

Make it 12 in a row. Franchise record is 14, set in 1929-30 or thereabouts I believe. This is their longest streak since 13 in a row in 1970-71. And guess who ignited the tonight's 3rd period comeback with the game tying goal (and added an empty netter to seal it)...



Montreal is up next on Monday for #13, and if they take care of business on Monday, they can tie the franchise record on Thu in their first game against the Hawks since the Cup finals. Could be a fun week!


WharfRat - 3/23/2014 at 02:00 PM

A beauty to behold


Stephen - 3/25/2014 at 02:32 AM

Gosh it's their 4th straight time beating us IN BOSTON
Let us see Habs in playoffs -- no way will they keep that up
Let's go Broonz


gondicar - 3/25/2014 at 02:55 AM

It had to end sometime, and that was as fun a way as any (and at least they get a point!). The refereeing could have been a lot better, but in the end it came down to the players and Budaj got it done. Félicitations.

Time to start a new win streak with some revenge against the defending champs on Thu.



[Edited on 3/25/2014 by gondicar]


fensranger - 3/27/2014 at 04:30 PM

"If playoffs started today Leafs would be at Rangers. I wouild like to see who gets their facewashed in this series.

LEAFS!!!! "


If playoffs started today, not sure LEAFS would even be in the hunt!!!!


cubchubby - 3/27/2014 at 06:40 PM

quote:
A beauty to behold




Congrats to Boston but it's a little easier playing in the East. Dallas is the only Western Conference team that has a losing record against Eastern Conference teams ,, http://www.nhl.com/ice/standings.htm?type=xve#&navid=nav-stn-east


Stephen - 3/27/2014 at 06:59 PM

Ya, it's huge -- taking over the league lead would be doubly nice coming against titlist all-too-familiar Chi-Hawks

In Detroit too -- can Red Wings, one of 4 teams with 80 pts. vying for the final 2 playoffs, deal w/streaking ancient foe Habs (they've won 6 of 7)

Few will b paying attention (to latter) -- let's go B's, doesn't get more fun than this


whoops, just noticed St.L also playing, so mayb not tonite -- both have 3-0 leads


[Edited on 3/28/2014 by Stephen]


WharfRat - 3/28/2014 at 01:06 PM

awesome tribute last night.

Boston Bruins Remember Our Fallen Heroes: Prior to tonight's game, the Bruins offered a moment of silence for Boston Firefighters Mike Kennedy and Lt. Ed Walsh. In the photo - taken by the Boston Globe's John Tlumacki - the Boston Fire Department's shield can be seen on the ice during the presentation of arms. Our thoughts and prayers remain with our fallen heroes and their families. God bless them all.




Hope the pic comes out


Stephen - 3/28/2014 at 03:06 PM

A great photo -- stunning -- thanks for posting WharfRat -- John Tlumacki must've been w/the Globe for the last 30 years or more -- him and Stan Grossfeld...

Wott A Team tho -- 9 points up, 9 games to go for East conf. -- the bigger fish to fry now tho is w/St.L for home ice thruout!!!
-- we've had some luck tho, no Kane & Evgeni for ChiHawks & Pens, is the equivalent of no Tuukka for us -- huge absences
east playoffs will b no picnic -- like the Bs, NYRangiz (5 straight), Canadiens (7 of 8) & TB also playing playing well at right time (altho -- "Rangers' Kreider out indefinitely after surgery") -- & should continue to against easy road opposition their next games...
we might just see Leafs again 1st round -- only the hockey gods & some desperation saved our skin against them last year...
YA, BROOONZ -- wotta team




[Edited on 3/29/2014 by Stephen]


fensranger - 3/28/2014 at 05:09 PM

Tragedy in Boston. Best wishes to the families.

Regarding the Bruins- i would be hard pressed to find a better team this year. Just do not see anyone in the league taking them down this year. They will wear down any team in a 4 of 7 series. Very talented club, built around 4 lines, a solid goalie and some talented D. Big and physical forwards that take up the ice.

Montreal has played them very well all year but very questionable if Habs can survive long enough to face boston and if they do, i just don't see them winning a 4 of 7.

There are other good teams in the East like the Rangers but they don't have the physical guys to play with Boston. Lundquest will stand tall but just don't think he can pull it off.


Stephen - 3/29/2014 at 02:11 PM

quote:
one of 4 teams with 80 pts. vying for the final 2 playoffs


...is the Wash. Capitals -- and they'll continue 2 b aftr this aftrn's game
SO, Cap-pistols, Columbus Ohio
& the other 2 teams w/80 points, and the breaking logjam will resound along the border tonite as the Red Wings make the familiar short hop to Toronto for another 1 of their Saturday night showdowns they've had for eons up there...

but it's not a pretty picture -- Leafs have lost 7 straight -- Wings not much better --
a Sat. nite loss at home would be 1 thing, but to your ancient regional rival...
former Bruin Phil Kessel can't do it all -- Leafs will be booed off the ice -- &, indirectly, mayb out of postseason altogether -- w/a loss tonite -- should b a Slammin' O-6 game

it's our 3rd Sat. matinee in last 5 weeks with Caps, wott's w/that -- no matter, Let's Go Bruins (Chad J. in net 2day?)




[Edited on 3/29/2014 by Stephen]


WharfRat - 3/30/2014 at 08:41 PM

.....Aaaand another victory for the Black and Gold


Stephen - 3/30/2014 at 10:34 PM

quote:
no Kane & Evgeni for ChiHawks & Pens, is the equivalent of no Tuukka for us -- huge absences




they play tonight at 7:30 -- a biggie, both w/99 points -- not so long ago, that would've been considered a plausible Cup-finals preview

well, our playoffs start now -- down the stretch for home ice throughout -- with St.L
This IMO is its own Stanley Cup final -- they're obviously the 2 best teams, in a photofinish to the wire after the marathon season...we got a 3-point jump

Gosh -- if the finals stahted tmrw., -- it's be the Bruins and Blues

If -- IF -- a laughing Bobby Orr dropped the ceremonial first puck in the 1st game in Boston -- down at the end of the ice where he scored 1 of the most famous goals in history, resulting in the most famous photo of all hockey times on May 10, 1970, the last time the 2 teams met in the playoffs*
...and IF Noel Picard was also there (he's the one who sent Bobby flying) --
I'd be so awash in nostalgia I wouldn't care who won (haha) -- that's the only way they could do it in a hypothetical B's-Blues final

Tuukka made 52 saves today -- the guy's a beast

YAAHH, B's

* not 100% sure of that, but think so

[Edited on 3/31/2014 by Stephen]


Stephen - 3/31/2014 at 02:32 PM

quote:

NEW YORK -- Hockey great Gordie Howe has a book deal.

G.P. Putnam's Sons announced Monday that Howe's memoir, "Mr. Hockey," will come out Oct. 14. The publisher says the book will be "the definitive account" of Howe's life, starting with his birth in a farmhouse in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and delving into his extraordinary five-decade career.

The 85-year-old Howe was a six-time winner of the Hart Trophy for the league's most valuable player and played on four championship teams with the Detroit Red Wings.

quote:


Will look forward to this (via library loan ) -- in fact we got an O-6 back-to-back in Det. Wed., then Tor. Thurs -- maybe Gordie will b there Wed. -- I don't like our chances of winning if he is, as fired up & inspired as Det. would be at having Mr. Hockey in the house, & fighting for the playoffs like they are...

they have a lotta greats, like Sid Abel, Alex Delvechhio, Gordie, Ted Lindsey, Stevie Y, Niklas Lidstom -- in those 6 players is more than a century of playing for the Red Wings...

hopefully both Kane & Toews will be healthy for playoffs for 'Hawks --

Wottateam -- let's go B's


leafsfan - 3/31/2014 at 06:02 PM

F^&$en Leafs!!!


IPowrie - 4/5/2014 at 02:13 AM

Red Wings win again


WharfRat - 4/5/2014 at 02:29 PM

Bs get another piece of the Flyboys today


Stephen - 4/5/2014 at 02:43 PM

Yah, there's some cleaning up to do after the other Philly-Boston game last night left the joint a stinky mess -- that was a disgrace & the B's will set that s--t straight this aftrn -- at the same time is St.L-Colo., huge -- c'mon Colo
Let's go B's -- yah we're good -- AnaMDucks have resurfaced, Shahks still right there -- we're neck n neck w/StL


_______________________________________________________________
"Damn. That's the best I've heard since Duane." Red Dog in the playback room after hearing Rambling Man
_______________________________________________________________


[Edited on 4/5/2014 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/7/2014 at 02:54 PM

Pittsburgh beat Colo ystrdy despite absence of their top 3 scorers, Sid the Kid, Evgeni & Chris Kunitz
that's a little bit what makes me nervous about playoffs -- that was a big game, at home for Avs -- they did outshoot Pitts & a shootout loss is by no means a disaster, BUT...

B's-MN Wild
St.L-Wash
tmrw 8 p.m.

Let's go B's, we're burnin down the league -- yahbaby
(don't get hurt, Tuukka) -- hehe

____________________________________________________________
"I'll tell you one thing, Clapton's got nothing on Dickey Betts." Duane to Joe Dan after Layla sessions
____________________________________________________________


WharfRat - 4/8/2014 at 01:26 PM

quote:
(don't get hurt, Tuukka


Johnson is good. But losing Tuukka would be devastating.

I think Claude is doing a good job giving him proper rest, especially since they got back from the OLY break. Kinda helped they already had a nice big lead


CanadianMule - 4/10/2014 at 01:03 AM

Those "injured" Pens are costing me our hockey pool. It used to be rest the guys for the last game. Now it is take a week off. Bullsh*t.

Everything looks good for the Bruins in the East which is why you guys should worry. Upsets always happen when things seem perfect.

On the upside, the teams in the West will kill each other before getting to the Finals maybe.


Stephen - 4/10/2014 at 02:07 AM

"Kane Vows to be 100% for Playoffs"

ChiHawks force OT w/late goal against Habs -- yes it's crowded atop the west conf -- they're all nippin at our heels right now, glad we don't see 'em in playoffs (until finals )

They tied it w/48 seconds left, then scored just 43 seconds into OT
All roads to the Cup wind thru the Windy City -- I think we can get 'em this time -- Let's go Bs.


[Edited on 4/10/2014 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 4/10/2014 at 08:31 PM

That is one of the things that I like about you Stephen, you are a dreamer.

While at Disney with the family, I noticed a guy in front of me in line was wearing a Boston Eastern champs shirt. I tapped in on the shoulder and said nice shirt. He turned expecting a fellow Bruins fan but what he got was a Chicago Stanley Cup shirt and hat. The look on his face was priceless. We had a pretty good laugh.

Wearing a shirt with eastern champs is like wearing a shirt saying I almost got laid. Bad karma.


gondicar - 4/10/2014 at 08:52 PM

quote:
Wearing a shirt with eastern champs is like wearing a shirt saying I almost got laid. Bad karma.

Agreed 100%. I have never bought or worn division/league/conference champion gear. Fortunately I've been spoiled and now have 8 sets of World Champion gear from my Boston teams from the last decade or so...sometimes its fun to mix and match.


Stephen - 4/11/2014 at 02:39 AM

No dreamin' bro -- hey my Eddie card's been talkin' to me lately -- "2 times in a row? never"
(hehe)

but damn, 1st the Wings & Hawks w/last minute goals last night, now another tonite Messes Our S--T Up
but wow, just like that, St.L suddenly out of 1st place after 4 straight losses -- two pts tonite & we're at home thruout
Let's go Broonz -- yah I'll always contend that winning the marathon's as good as winning the sprint -- black and gold rules


[Edited on 4/11/2014 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/11/2014 at 03:08 PM

Fun pre-playoffs in last wknd of reg. season -- NYR at Mont tmrw nite, Rangiz are hot & can still overtake Habs**

Det.-St.L Sunday, suddenly, Blues could finish as low as 4th out west -- watch out for Wings, they bounced heavily-favored Ana. Ducks last year

Colo-SJ tonite -- Colo going good -- a Shahks win'd give them home ice 1st round w/ChiHawks (going by the 4 vs. 5 seed, if that's still in place -- unsure) -- it would make them the 2 teams w/the highest total points ever in a 1st-rounder...

then Colo.-Anaheim Sunday w/conf title possibly on line...

it's Bruins, we've played awesome this year

**incorrect, it's their last game w/Mont. up 3 points...



[Edited on 4/11/2014 by Stephen]


fensranger - 4/15/2014 at 06:38 PM

1st round predictions people

Ranger in 7
Bruines in 6
Lightning in 7
Pens in 5
LA in 7
Ducks in 5
Blues in 7
Wild in 6


Stephen - 4/16/2014 at 02:15 PM

There's the same reasons to b nervous as last year 1st round against Leafs -- 2 opponents cut from same cloth & Wings going good at end of season
normally I don't go for the "it's playoffs, u can throw reg. season out the window" line, but does apply here -- taking the 1st 2 games would definitely lighten the task but no mattawott -- Broonz, 7
__________________________________________

quote:
Still only December and I hate to admit it, but this may be the year that the Blues go deep into the playoffs.

No real reason other than that's my gut feeling. So there.


If it pans out that way there's a new cham-pee-yone in town
A Cup finals worthy first rounder & impossible to pick -- St.L was real banged up, that's why they went so anemic at end of season (5 goals over final 7 games) -- Bhawks were banged up too but both teams saying they'll be healthy
Blues outplayed ChiHawks during season & have home ice -- Hawks have Cup & that O-6 intangible...ya ChiHawks in 6

[Edited on 4/16/2014 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/16/2014 at 02:32 PM

Bruins 7
ChiHawks 6
CANADIENS-TAMPA -- even tho East is weaker, its matchups are more competitive (besides Chi-StL) -- like B's-Wings, TB had 3-0-1 edge in reg season -- home ice is Large, Habs are not accustomed to playing in summer conditions -- but they're extra-motivated to show that a-kee iss alive & well en Canada as the nation's only playoff team...
Habs 7
RANGIZ-PHILLY -- Another good one, real tough to pick -- home ice less a factor in this one, there's always Flyiz fans at MSG & vice versa -- hmmmm
Rangers 6
Penguins 5
Colo. Avs 6
AMDucks 5 (TThomas ridin' the pine for Stars)
SJ Shahks 6


dimplesjbc - 4/16/2014 at 10:44 PM

Boston in 6
Habs in 7
Penguins in 5
New York in 7

Colorado in 7
Chicago in 7
Ducks in 6
Kings in 6


WharfRat - 4/17/2014 at 12:39 PM

Boston in 6
TB in 7
Pens in 5
Philly in 7

Colorado in 6
Chicago in 6
Ducks in 6
Kings in 6


Stephen - 4/18/2014 at 02:54 AM

It's the first of what will be 3-4 OT games in Chi-St.L series
LET'S GO B's


PhotoRon286 - 4/18/2014 at 12:01 PM

I made it through two OT periods then called it a night.

Of course it only too 36 seconds in the third OT for the game to end.

Ryan Miller was huge for St.Louis.

Thanks for the thread nudge, Stephen.


Stephen - 4/18/2014 at 02:31 PM

No prob bro
Seidenberg skated Tuesday for 1st time since Dec. knee surgery -- definitely won't play this year, on track for training camp Sept

not as encouraging on Adam McQuaid, & IMO there's gotta b a Bo Jackson or Cam Neely type of thing going on w/him -- the same articles say "quadriceps" on the one hand, and a "soft-tissue" injury on the other -- get well soon boys & Let's Go Bruins...

If I recall correctly, the Red Wings were the late Jack Learment's team -- fondly mentioned w/respect to a great guy taken much too soon


fensranger - 4/18/2014 at 03:45 PM

great opening night, went to Ranger game at MSG and got home to see the Chicago/St Louis overtimes. A late night. Great action so far and it is only game 1. Bruins/Wings tonight. Getting the wine and popcorn.

Not happy about a noon Easter game at MSG. After paying a boatload of money, cannot even attend game due to holiday plans. Philly was playing a great game last night until they went off the reservation with the penalties. Made me very happy!!!


PhotoRon286 - 4/18/2014 at 04:42 PM

quote:

If I recall correctly, the Red Wings were the late Jack Learment's team -- fondly mentioned w/respect to a great guy taken much too soon


Jack was a grate guy despite that one obvious character flaw.



fensranger - 4/21/2014 at 12:55 PM

that hit by Seabrook was one of the lamest i have ever seen in a hockey game. 3 games????

Not much of a punishment IMO. 10 games would send a message. Anyhow, Hawks are finished. The Blues are not going to lose this series after that play. What a pathetic play. The game is rough enough during the playoffs and that is pathetic.


gondicar - 4/21/2014 at 01:26 PM

quote:
that hit by Seabrook was one of the lamest i have ever seen in a hockey game. 3 games????

Not much of a punishment IMO. 10 games would send a message. Anyhow, Hawks are finished. The Blues are not going to lose this series after that play. What a pathetic play. The game is rough enough during the playoffs and that is pathetic.


Didn't see the hit so can't comment on it, but was surprised that Milan Lucic received only a $5K fine for the spearing-the-nuts cheap shot he put on Danny DeKeyser in game 1. He was very contrite about it afterwards, but it isn't the first time he's done something like that and I thought he'd get at least a game for it. Not that I wanted him to get a game mind you, but thought be probably deserved it.






EDIT: Just watched the Seabrook hit...wow, that was nasty. Here's a link with the vid:

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/20/nhl-suspends-seabrook-three-g ames-for-charging-into-backes/

[Edited on 4/21/2014 by gondicar]


fensranger - 4/21/2014 at 06:39 PM

game tonight s/b worth watching. I think Blues will come out possessed. Will be interested. I doubt Backes will play but have not heard anything either way


WharfRat - 4/21/2014 at 08:00 PM

OUCH


WharfRat - 4/21/2014 at 08:02 PM

Gotta love my boy Chara

http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2014-04-20/stanley-cup-playoffs-2014- brendan-smith-zdeno-chara-fight-boston-bruins-detroit-red-wings

Hysterical!


gondicar - 4/23/2014 at 05:58 PM

A YouTube video posted Monday manages to capture the celebrations of every Stanley Cup championship team since 1949, from the periods of Montreal Canadiens dominance in the 1950s and ’70s, to the New York Islanders’ three consecutive titles in the early ’80s, and beyond. It is only 3 mins and worth a watch if you are a puck fan...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjhzPXzdZ44


gondicar - 4/23/2014 at 06:01 PM

And more good stuff from Jimmy Fallon...


In honor of the 2014 NHL playoffs beginning, Jimmy hands out superlatives to players for things like "most likely to get a penalty for frosted tips." Three Bruins are featured...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEI9Mt5la_k


WharfRat - 4/23/2014 at 10:54 PM

The Chara one was great


WharfRat - 4/25/2014 at 01:28 PM

Bs up 3-1

Habs are waiting


CanadianMule - 4/26/2014 at 12:31 PM

Beautiful goal by Toews in OT. Crawford has been amazing as if telling all doubters to shove it up there ......

St Louis and Miller have been great also but last night's loss on home ice has them in trouble heading back to Chicago.


WharfRat - 4/26/2014 at 01:28 PM

Looking to bury the Dead Wings this afternoon


gondicar - 4/26/2014 at 02:55 PM

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Looking to bury the Dead Wings this afternoon



PhotoRon286 - 4/26/2014 at 03:20 PM

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Looking to bury the Dead Wings this afternoon


Eff detroilet!


BoytonBrother - 4/26/2014 at 05:03 PM


PhotoRon286 - 4/27/2014 at 02:24 AM

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I was a big Flyer fan during the Broadstreet era, even would have given my son the second middle name of Clarke had my wife been ok with it.

After seeing them employ hatcher as captain I lost all respect for the franchise.

Guy was nothing but a cheap shot bully.

Too bad he's having serious post concussion problems but karma is a b!tch.


WharfRat - 4/27/2014 at 01:07 PM


WharfRat - 4/27/2014 at 01:08 PM

Its ON


dimplesjbc - 4/27/2014 at 03:51 PM

quote:
quote:



I was a big Flyer fan during the Broadstreet era, even would have given my son the second middle name of Clarke had my wife been ok with it.

After seeing them employ hatcher as captain I lost all respect for the franchise.

Guy was nothing but a cheap shot bully.







Too bad he's having serious post concussion problems but karma is a b!tch.




And Bobby Clarke was such a saint , LMFAO


PhotoRon286 - 4/27/2014 at 04:52 PM

At least Clarke took on guys his own size or bigger.

Not so much with hatcher.


PhotoRon286 - 4/27/2014 at 05:16 PM

Actually I meant chris pronger, but he and hatcher are pretty much interchangeable.


Sang - 4/27/2014 at 10:13 PM


CanadianMule - 4/28/2014 at 01:27 PM

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Next

The Road To The Cup Goes Through Chicago.


dimplesjbc - 4/28/2014 at 06:11 PM

Unreal comeback for the Ducks last night , love watching Dallas lose .


PhotoRon286 - 4/28/2014 at 09:25 PM

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Unreal comeback for the Ducks last night , love watching Dallas lose .



Those green jerseys make them look like North Dakota.


dimplesjbc - 4/29/2014 at 12:47 AM

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quote:
Unreal comeback for the Ducks last night , love watching Dallas lose .



Those green jerseys make them look like North Dakota.




I don't mind those jersey's .

Glen Healey is such a moron , " it could be worse for Columbus " REALLY , its 4 nothing after two . LOL


dimplesjbc - 4/29/2014 at 01:34 AM

Penguins will not win another cup with Fleury in net .


Stephen - 4/29/2014 at 02:44 AM

What if Sid the Kid and Evgeni get fired up tho --
They'll b trouble for NY or Phila
Let's go Bruins


gondicar - 4/29/2014 at 03:48 PM


PhotoRon286 - 4/29/2014 at 04:39 PM

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Hockey's Dick Vitale.


Stephen - 4/29/2014 at 07:08 PM

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IMO there's gotta b a Bo Jackson or Cam Neely type of thing going on w/Adam McQuaid -- the same articles say "quadriceps" on the one hand, and a "soft-tissue" injury on the other




by the same token, B's fans hoping against hope what happened to Marc Savard doesn't happen to Daniel Paille -- he's been cleared to play, excellent -- hopefully he's not a non-major hit away from another concussion -- honestly it was hard to spot the one that sidelined him most recently
Paille is the among the best 2-way players we have -- he's awesome on that 3rd line w/Campbell & Thornton -- but wouldn't u kno, w/he & Kelly out, Justin "Robbie Ftorek" Florek & Jordan Caron have been tremendous

"If it can't be Blue, it's BRUINS baby" -- that's what Grapes is saying w/that tie -- he always wore a tie w/his dog Blue on it


WharfRat - 4/30/2014 at 01:54 AM

B's - Habs Starts Thursday night

Bring it


gondicar - 4/30/2014 at 09:23 PM

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B's - Habs Starts Thursday night

Bring it


Not to mention 3, count 'em THREE, game 7's tonight as a primer.


leafsfan - 4/30/2014 at 09:24 PM

This has to be the longest first round in recorded history. Jes Louise NYC and or Flyers are going to be destroyed in their first round game after Penns return from March break on Saturday.

That is if Fleury is not in net.


dimplesjbc - 4/30/2014 at 09:46 PM

Avs , Rangers and Kings all win tonjght 11111111


leafsfan - 5/1/2014 at 04:06 PM

Nothing like San Jose to blow it again!!!! Coach and Thorton have to go.

Matchups set,

Lets see.....

Penns in 7
Habs in 6 (Can't cheer for either team but one is Cdn)
Ducks in 7
Hawks in 5 (Bryzgolav in net factor)


Stephen - 5/1/2014 at 04:18 PM

Don't see what good letting Joe go would do, he had one of the best years of his career -- SJ is usually like that, great during season, don't often make 2nd rnd -- usually in those cases the coach gets the ax
but yes -- from his best season, to the longest summer of his career, just like that


dimplesjbc - 5/1/2014 at 04:32 PM

Hawks in 5
Bruins in 6
Pens in 7
Kings in 7


Stephen - 5/1/2014 at 04:38 PM

Yep, if SJ & Colo hadn't blown it last night, woulda had a clean sweep (hehe) -- dimplesjc did sweep, nice going dimplesjc -- fensranger 7 of 8 -- no one did worse than 6 of 8

Oh God round & round once again w/Mont. -- their fans feel have every reason to be talkin the **** -- "yu wouldn't even b around if Det. had all their players -- they kicked your ass in season when they did, just like we did -- Boston is our home away from home, we showed that this year -- we'll shove it ure face just like ChiHawks did last spring..." blah blah

with that YAWN outta daway
B's 4
Chi. 5
Pens 6
AMD 7


CanadianMule - 5/1/2014 at 04:43 PM

Hawks in 5
Pens in 6
Ana in 7
Mont in 7 ( Think Boston will win but if Habs win then I have a chance of seeing Chicago win the Cup in person + Montreal always messes Boston up historically)


dougrhon - 5/1/2014 at 04:46 PM

It's really impossible to know which Rangers team is going to show up. I'm going to have to say Rangers in.......7.


dimplesjbc - 5/1/2014 at 06:19 PM

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Yep, if SJ & Colo hadn't blown it last night, woulda had a clean sweep (hehe) -- dimplesjc did sweep, nice going dimplesjc -- fensranger 7 of 8 -- no one did worse than 6 of 8

Oh God round & round once again w/Mont. -- their fans feel have every reason to be talkin the **** -- "yu wouldn't even b around if Det. had all their players -- they kicked your ass in season when they did, just like we did -- Boston is our home away from home, we showed that this year -- we'll shove it ure face just like ChiHawks did last spring..." blah blah

with that YAWN outta daway
B's 4
Chi. 5
Pens 6
AMD 7


Thanks for the kind words but I was 7 of 8 I picked the Avs , but I'll get them all right this round , lol . I'm looking good in my pools .


leafsfan - 5/1/2014 at 08:04 PM

Lafleur circles and takes off like a wild man......

Enjoy this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZbTlEKs3Jw

and this one...look at all the space and the lineups are amazing, a who's who of the HOF from the 70's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l22FV4105p8

[Edited on 5/1/2014 by leafsfan]


WharfRat - 5/1/2014 at 10:26 PM

quote:
Hawks in 5
Bruins in 6
Pens in 7
Kings in 7


Ditto


gondicar - 5/1/2014 at 10:28 PM

Rivalry renewed tonight! Go Bs!



[Edited on 5/1/2014 by gondicar]


CanadianMule - 5/2/2014 at 04:17 AM

Tough luck for the Bruins tonight. They outplayed Montreal but Price was hot. Still lots of hockey to play.


leafsfan - 5/2/2014 at 03:06 PM

From last nights game, I don't like the bruins for the after the whistle and after a clean check stuff.

Marchand is the worst for it. I know everyone wants the dirty guy on their team and hates him when he is an opponent. Marchand takes the clean check and then I will stick you when you turn around routine to a whole new level. I counted 3-4 times he did it last night.

If Habs don't start hitting Chara and Lucic this could be over soon. No one went near Chara and the Habs gave Lucic the right of way (understandable on both counts) on most occasions.

When watching the Avs game the other night I noticed the fans did not oh and ahh when a shot missed the Avs net or the other way around. The crowd seemed out of it and not sure when to cheer. Last night was totally different scenario where Bruins fans are way more knowledgable of the game. Last year against the leafs and even last night it was like the Bruins fans are the extra attacker for Boston. They will something out of the team when they stand up and make some noise.

This could be the series of the year. I think it will get ugly at some point as Subban is not goingg to skate away from everything and Bruins are punishing the habs with checks.

Good times!!!


fensranger - 5/2/2014 at 07:28 PM

bruins dominated last night but lost and i agree Habs did nothing to stand up and will need to going forward sorry for late picks

Hawks in 6
Rangers in 6
Bruins in 7
Kings in 6


fensranger - 5/2/2014 at 07:31 PM

the only one who picks the Rangers!!! i know i am a fan but Lundquest versus Fleury Rangers have got to have a chance. Hoping Kreider can return. They sorely miss his size and speed.

Kings are looking very good signs of their cup year.


dougrhon - 5/2/2014 at 08:00 PM

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the only one who picks the Rangers!!! i know i am a fan but Lundquest versus Fleury Rangers have got to have a chance. Hoping Kreider can return. They sorely miss his size and speed.

Kings are looking very good signs of their cup year.


I picked the Rangers. But its hard to pick them in less than 7.


WharfRat - 5/2/2014 at 09:49 PM

Sooo damn frustrating last night


WharfRat - 5/2/2014 at 09:50 PM

quote:
When watching the Avs game the other night I noticed the fans did not oh and ahh when a shot missed the Avs net or the other way around. The crowd seemed out of it and not sure when to cheer. Last night was totally different scenario where Bruins fans are way more knowledgable of the game. Last year against the leafs and even last night it was like the Bruins fans are the extra attacker for Boston. They will something out of the team when they stand up and make some noise.


I scared the neighbors with both tiebreakers I think


WharfRat - 5/2/2014 at 09:51 PM

And then with a F-Bomb at the end


gondicar - 5/4/2014 at 12:56 PM

Well, this pretty much sums up game 2...


WharfRat - 5/4/2014 at 02:01 PM

Great shot


StratDal - 5/4/2014 at 02:18 PM

Kings and the Ducks are making it fun in So Cal these days.


PhotoRon286 - 5/4/2014 at 02:58 PM

Good games yesterday.


dimplesjbc - 5/5/2014 at 02:46 AM

What a game Kris Letang had .


Sang - 5/5/2014 at 03:40 AM

Blackhawks aren't looking great, but they are getting the job done - hope they play better in Minnesota....


leafsfan - 5/6/2014 at 04:04 PM

Kings are looking like well Kings. Quick is playing on his head, doughty and the boys are rolling. Hawks Kings will be a gooder.


Stephen - 5/6/2014 at 06:22 PM

Don't write off Ducks yet tho, they were top dog thru 3/4 of reg. season & have those 2 high scoring frwrds, Corey Perry & Ryan Getzlaf -- plus Teemu Selanne, who at 43 doesn't want to go out this way -- & Orford NH's by-way-of Cardigan Mtn. School defenseman Ben Lovejoy, YA BRO

effit -- they think it's so similar to Det., they right -- game 3 2nite a carbon copy of game 3 against them -- hem dem in, throw puck out front, make shi* happen, get them running around -- etc etc -- ya, Broonz -- Broonz-Habs, it's the top **** b --


leafsfan - 5/7/2014 at 05:12 AM


dimplesjbc - 5/9/2014 at 02:43 AM

BRUINS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WharfRat - 5/9/2014 at 01:22 PM

ALL
TIED
UP


gondicar - 5/9/2014 at 02:03 PM

What a game 4! Both goalies played well...Tuukka may have had his best game of the post season, and Price got plenty of help from the crossbar. Bs seemed to get back some of their aggressiveness that was missing in game 3. At this point it feels like it will go the full 7 with each team winning out on home ice, but this is Bs/Habs we're talking about so anything is possible.

Back to the Garden on Sat night. Let's go Brooonz!


fensranger - 5/9/2014 at 03:39 PM

Bruins/Habs had been an awesome series as has Ducks/Kings. Great rivalry match ups. Games have been incredible. Hoping Wild make it a series. The Rangers are playing horribly and making Pittsburgh look way better than i think they are.


leafsfan - 5/9/2014 at 04:02 PM

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Bruins/Habs had been an awesome series as has Ducks/Kings. Great rivalry match ups. Games have been incredible. Hoping Wild make it a series. The Rangers are playing horribly and making Pittsburgh look way better than i think they are.



Habs Bruins is so good I get little to some excitment from the other series. Liking the chance that Wild upset Hawks but its a longshot.

Bruins D was looking brutal last night, stretch passes we're killing them in both game 3 and 4. Yes Cdn's didn't score (Gionta the man with hands of stone) but Bruins D have to tighten up to get this to 7 games.

Vanek not shooting on 2 on 1 was nuts. Rask's legs we're wide open and he passes to no one????

2-2 in series is fair as B's should have won game 1 and Habs should have won last night.

This series going 7 would be amazing. This has to be one of the best playoff series I have watched in years. Edmonton Dallas series from many moons ago has the same chaotic feel. End to end madness, great goaltending. Fans going nuts. Love it.

Hoping Ducks make it 2-2 but they need a goalie players are comforatable with in their net. Hiller letting in the first shot in game 2 was brutal.


gondicar - 5/9/2014 at 06:22 PM

How cool have Matt Fraser's last two weeks been? According to NESN, last night he became the first player in history to score OT goals in the NHL and AHL in the same postseason.


gondicar - 5/11/2014 at 10:41 AM

Huge game 5 win. Still think it's going 7, but at least they have a chance to end it in Montreal.

And I have to say that I just don't understand why a great player like PK Subban has to play like such a punk beyotch. This constant flopping is the only flaw in his game. He's got so much talent that I really want to respect him but he makes it really hard to do that. I wish Lucic would just knock his block off and be done with it.


WharfRat - 5/11/2014 at 11:31 AM

Its only a matter of time I think.. Or Chara.
IMO, it would have happened already if it wasnt the playoffs.


Stephen - 5/12/2014 at 02:36 PM

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Gosh it's their 4th straight time beating us IN BOSTON
Let us see Habs in playoffs -- no way will they keep that up



best case scenario, we remove need to find out tonite in Mont
short of that, It Still Goes -- I like our chances real fine of a game-7-(if-necessary) in Boston
ya they beat us in 2008 game 7 up there (then we swept em 1st rnd next year) -- then Nathan Horton's OT goal game 7 in (genuflecting) 2011 --
actually no kidding -- Nathan scored the game winner game 7 conf. finals that year 1-0 over TBay -- Nathan is missed & hopefully returns fully healed from the post surgery rehab he's currently having


dimplesjbc - 5/12/2014 at 02:50 PM

Bruins will get it done tonight , Lucic will be a force tonight .


Stephen - 5/12/2014 at 03:00 PM

all the games have been real close -- in addition to rivalry, B's-Habs always match up so good
best way to W tonite, Block Out Le Circus --
Habs are enough on the sheet
Les Habitants en stands tho -- walking into rink they will have seen
RCMPolice
riot-clad Mntl police & local gendarmes
paddywagons
& others who recall what happened When They Won in 2008
so it'll be a zoo filled w/salty inHabitants wondering why Les Cops outdoors think Mont. will lose -- that's when cage doors would open at Le Forum/Centre, spilling out cranky boozed up disillusioned fans
ALTHO
They rioted crazy when they beat us in 2008
maybe they'll just go home in event of loss tonight
Johnny Boychuk's quote says it all:
"I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's going to be a tough game. You have to be prepared for everything, because you can't expect anything less from that team."


CanadianMule - 5/14/2014 at 12:26 AM

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Go Hawks Go!!!!


Sang - 5/14/2014 at 04:29 AM

Blackhawks Win! Great series - Minnesota played tough...........


Stephen - 5/14/2014 at 02:49 PM

Nice going ChiHawks & Rangiz, now it's our turn tonight -- we effed up early on Mon., after that it was close like all the game -- we had plenty of chances & the goalpost has been kind to Msr. Price in this series

...Big game outta Campbell-Paille-Thornton line tonite -- Let's Go Broonz


dougrhon - 5/14/2014 at 04:22 PM

I am starting to suspect this might just be the Rangers' year. Hank Lunquvist=brick wall. Team has great character.


gondicar - 5/14/2014 at 10:39 PM

Ready for game 7...let's go BRUINS!




Stephen - 5/15/2014 at 02:12 AM

We thoroughly outshot them (once again), they thoroughly outplayed us -- they were a step ahead the whole night, were better in the offensive zone and were very good defensively.
Until next year pucksters


gondicar - 5/15/2014 at 02:20 AM

Bs dominated play for the last 2/3s of the game tonight, but Price stood tall and was the difference. This one hurts bad, but have to tip the cap to the Habs, they earned it.


StratDal - 5/15/2014 at 04:31 AM

Kings and Ducks Game 7!


leafsfan - 5/15/2014 at 05:47 AM

Kings and Ducks Game 7!

Strat who are you cheering for?


lonomon - 5/15/2014 at 04:10 PM

wow

Rangers and Habs

ought to be interesting


think it might be a Blackhawks cup this year ... again


gondicar - 5/16/2014 at 12:47 PM

Gonna be hard but I do plan to be watching the conference championship round and hope to see the Rangers totally dismantle the Habs. Can they do it? No idea, but I hope so. Rooting for the Hawks on the other side so we get another another all O6 final for the 2nd year in a row.

Sounds like the post-game handshake the other night was more eventful than most...apparently Subban was blowing kisses and Lucic was making death threats. Gotta love the passion. And so now I want one of these...


leafsfan - 5/16/2014 at 06:25 PM

Nice to see Lucic act like the great sportsman that he is. Look forward to the first matchup between habs and goons next year.


Stephen - 5/17/2014 at 12:28 AM

Of course it had nothing to do with P.K. Subban goading him by blowing kisses at him or anything


dimplesjbc - 5/17/2014 at 01:55 AM

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Of course it had nothing to do with P.K. Subban goading him by blowing kisses at him or anything



Subban is a giant Douche


dimplesjbc - 5/17/2014 at 05:28 AM

Kings over Hawks in 7
Rangers over Habs in 7

I think the Kings are going all the way , when its win or go home , they win .


StratDal - 5/17/2014 at 06:27 AM

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Kings and Ducks Game 7!

Strat who are you cheering for?


I'm glad the Kings won just because they've been around So Cal longer. If Anaheim pulled it off, that would have been okay too.

Kings and Chicago. This will be a war. Here's to the Kings and the Rangers!


dimplesjbc - 5/17/2014 at 06:43 PM

Rick Nash , what a waste of money .


WharfRat - 5/18/2014 at 02:02 AM

quote:
quote:
Of course it had nothing to do with P.K. Subban goading him by blowing kisses at him or anything



Subban is a giant Douche



Exactly.

Subban needs to be punched in the mouth.

Hard.


lonomon - 5/19/2014 at 01:00 PM

Subban's a big mouth and has been for a while

he'll eventullay get laid out


Rangers in 6

Kings in 7


dougrhon - 5/19/2014 at 04:17 PM

Cary Price is out for the series. Tonight may tell the tell as to whether the Rangers are capable of doing ANYTHING the easy way.


dimplesjbc - 5/20/2014 at 04:33 PM

I do enjoy watching Montreal lose , Go Rangers .


gondicar - 5/20/2014 at 05:11 PM

quote:
I do enjoy watching Montreal lose , Go Rangers .


+1


CanadianMule - 5/21/2014 at 11:34 PM

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Go Hawks Go!


dimplesjbc - 5/25/2014 at 02:20 AM

Jeff Carter is on fire , great series .


dimplesjbc - 5/26/2014 at 04:29 PM

I think LA will take control of the series tonight .


leafsfan - 5/27/2014 at 04:50 AM

Possibilty of a NYC at LA series must have Bettman peeing his pants.


fensranger - 5/27/2014 at 02:30 PM

Lets Go Rangers!!!! Went to both OT games in MSG. Sunday was crazy-lots of Habs fans in the garden.

I now realize how easy it is to hate Montreal. How does Therrian, after calling Kreider a dirty player actually say that the hit by Proust was clean and unintentional? Then say that Stepan was not injured and was faking it? I won't even mention how obnoxious Suppan is. What Big mouths, dirty players, divers and after watching both games, i actually think refs are calling games in their favor.

How do you miss the call on Proust? How many penalties can you call on the rangers in one game? In addition, i believe they called the Rangers for offside once or twice incorrectly.


gondicar - 5/27/2014 at 03:00 PM

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Lets Go Rangers!!!! Went to both OT games in MSG. Sunday was crazy-lots of Habs fans in the garden.

I now realize how easy it is to hate Montreal. How does Therrian, after calling Kreider a dirty player actually say that the hit by Proust was clean and unintentional? Then say that Stepan was not injured and was faking it? I won't even mention how obnoxious Suppan is. What Big mouths, dirty players, divers and after watching both games, i actually think refs are calling games in their favor.

How do you miss the call on Proust? How many penalties can you call on the rangers in one game? In addition, i believe they called the Rangers for offside once or twice incorrectly.




Hallelujah, another person has seen the light! Efffffff the Habs!


dougrhon - 5/27/2014 at 05:32 PM

20 yearas ago tonight I sat in my seat behind the Ranger goal and watched the Rangers blow the lead in game 7 with 7 seconds left then win the game in the second overtime way at the other end of the ice. Still the single most thrilling sports moment I have ever experienced. It's time for some new ones. LET'S GO RANGERS!!!!!!


dimplesjbc - 5/27/2014 at 08:19 PM

I think the Scabs will win tonight and the Rangers on Thursday , LA is going all the way they get better with each game , they look unstoppable , what depth they have on offence and defence .


fensranger - 5/27/2014 at 09:16 PM

Kings do look unstoppable but then again, so did the Bruins until they got stopped. LOL


dimplesjbc - 5/28/2014 at 01:43 AM

Great watching the Rangers tie the game on the embellishment penalty , great call by the ref , it gets a little sickening watching the head snapping back when the stick didn't even make contact . Go Rangers


fensranger - 5/28/2014 at 06:53 PM

Looks like Montreal has gotten the Rangers off their game now. Same thing they did to Boston. Amazing, how Montreal manages to get away- the little sneaks. The NO CALL on Proust influenced this series in so many ways. It is still going down 3 games later. Now John More is getting suspended after getting a major and game misconduct for a similar hit.

Rangers need to focus tomorrow night and stop the petty nonsense. They need to stay out of the box and just play positional hockey. That being said, they seem very tight at this point.


dougrhon - 5/29/2014 at 04:17 PM

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Looks like Montreal has gotten the Rangers off their game now. Same thing they did to Boston. Amazing, how Montreal manages to get away- the little sneaks. The NO CALL on Proust influenced this series in so many ways. It is still going down 3 games later. Now John More is getting suspended after getting a major and game misconduct for a similar hit.

Rangers need to focus tomorrow night and stop the petty nonsense. They need to stay out of the box and just play positional hockey. That being said, they seem very tight at this point.


It's time to dig deep.


cubchubby - 5/29/2014 at 04:25 PM

The first overtime last night was good as hockey gets. There was about an eight minute stretch without a whistle. They were flying back and forth!


cubchubby - 5/29/2014 at 04:25 PM

The first overtime last night was good as hockey gets. There was about an eight minute stretch without a whistle. They were flying back and forth!


fensranger - 5/29/2014 at 07:30 PM

great game last night, i think tonight will be awesome as well. Will have my lucky number 19 Ratelle jersey on my back in the garden. GO RANGERS!!!!


dimplesjbc - 5/30/2014 at 01:48 AM

quote:
great game last night, i think tonight will be awesome as well. Will have my lucky number 19 Ratelle jersey on my back in the garden. GO RANGERS!!!!


Very nice , what a great player Ratelle was , Ratelle , Gilbert , Hatfield what a line that was .


StratDal - 5/30/2014 at 03:05 AM

Right on Rangers! Now its' GO KINGS GO!


fensranger - 5/30/2014 at 04:05 PM

Awesome Win

Now we need to hope Kings-Hawks goes 7 long tough games. LOL What a defensive display in the 3rd period. Montreal could basically not get the puck into the Ranger zone for 20 minutes.


dougrhon - 5/30/2014 at 06:19 PM

What a night for the Rangers. The third period was a perfect clinic of how you play with a one goal lead. Lunquvist didn't have to be superman but he made one super human save when the game was 0-0 in the second. This team seems to have some magic going on. I know they will be underdogs no matter who comes out of the west but I believe this is the year.

I am hoping for Chicago tonight and then a quadruple overtime game 7.


gondicar - 5/30/2014 at 07:55 PM

After last year I thought that the only thing worse than not getting to the final is getting there and losing. I was wrong. Oh well, at least now the Habs are out and can join up with the Bs on the back nine....may I suggest a foresome of Lucic, Weise, Marchand, and Subban.

Anyway, I will be pulling for the Rangers no matter who wins the west...LA and Chicago have both won recent Cups (and it is just hard for this New Englander to accept LA as a real hockey city anyway), and the Ranger fan base is as dedicated as they come and haven't had a lot to celebrate for the last, well, let's just say a long time. In fact, it must be some good karma that it just so happens to be the 20th anniversary of their last Cup win. Add in the fact that no one really predicted they'd make it this far and that they are likely to be the underdog, on top of the triumph-over-personal-tragedy stories in Dominic Moore and Martin St. Louis, and this Rangers run starts to become a nice little "feel good" story that could be remembered for a long, long time and not just in NY.


Sang - 5/31/2014 at 04:14 AM

Game 7! This series has been amazing....................... Go Blackhawks!







cubchubby - 5/31/2014 at 12:36 PM

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Game 7! This series has been amazing....................... Go Blackhawks!




Mike Milbury last night said it was the best playoff series he's ever seen. Game 7 should be epic!



[Edited on 5/31/2014 by cubchubby]


fensranger - 5/31/2014 at 05:17 PM

amazing hockey playoffs this year. almost every series has gone at least 6 games and very few blowouts in the games themselves. Comebacks from 3-0 and 3-1. Road wins all over the place. Just a fun ride. Kings/Hawks should be amazing finish tomorrow.


dimplesjbc - 6/2/2014 at 03:55 AM

What an awesome series Kings and Hawks . Go Rangers


dimplesjbc - 6/2/2014 at 03:55 AM

What an awesome series Kings and Hawks . Go Rangers


StratDal - 6/2/2014 at 04:01 AM

You have to love playoff hockey. It is the best.

Kings and Rangers. Go Kings Go!


fensranger - 6/2/2014 at 04:15 PM

Rangers in 6

A Garden party on Monday June 16th!!!!!


dougrhon - 6/2/2014 at 04:41 PM

Nobody is picking the Rangers. I think we are going to surprise some people. Rangers in 6.


gondicar - 6/2/2014 at 04:53 PM

quote:
Nobody is picking the Rangers. I think we are going to surprise some people. Rangers in 6.

Kings have played 7 games in every series this post season, and Hank is undefeated in game 7s. This has to go 7 games.


dimplesjbc - 6/3/2014 at 03:49 AM

I would like the Rangers to win for Slats but I think Kings win in 7 .


dimplesjbc - 6/3/2014 at 03:49 AM

I would like the Rangers to win for Slats but I think Kings win in 7 .


dimplesjbc - 6/5/2014 at 12:33 AM

Nice intro to Hockey Night in Canada with Neil Young " Love And only Love " playing while they showed highlights from the playoffs .


fensranger - 6/5/2014 at 03:09 PM

had a great time in Bryant Park last night except for the outcome.

What a sea of people. The place was packed. Exciting game. Hopefully Rangers get back into the series next game.


Bhawk - 6/5/2014 at 03:59 PM

That might have been the worst turnover in hockey history. Ugh.


leafsfan - 6/5/2014 at 06:58 PM

quote:
Nice intro to Hockey Night in Canada with Neil Young " Love And only Love " playing while they showed highlights from the playoffs .


There have been some great intro's throughout the year. As much as I am not a Ron McLean fan I think he is the amin push to have Cdn musc in intro.

Can't seem to get excited about Kings and Rangers. I have liked neither team ever. kings have a player from Scarborough so that makes a difference and thats about it. Hopefully Rangers can win a game or two but last night's thumping was a good one and I don't think Kings will let up.

Again IMO the only reason Rangers are there is because Rangers knocked out Price. Cdn's wouldn't have done much better last night but at least a Cdn team in SC would make things intersting for me.

Training Camp opens in 3 months go Leafs!!!!


fensranger - 6/5/2014 at 07:34 PM

"Again IMO the only reason Rangers are there is because Rangers knocked out Price. Cdn's wouldn't have done much better last night but at least a Cdn team in SC would make things intersting for me."

LOL, Rangers are there because they beat Montreal in all aspects of the game. Who played goal for Montreal made no difference. Suppan playing 30 minutes a game exhausted himself and he made costly turnovers all over the ice. Pacieretti and Volnak never showed up. So blame Kreider for his" headhunting" as reason NY won ????? LOL

Would have been a 5 game series if not for the refs completely blowing the call on Stepan.

And yes Kings are really good but Rangers will come back because unlike what all the experts think , the Rangers are a pretty good team and can play with anyone. They had a poor start to season but played strong after that. They will compete and give LA a good run. I thought it was a pretty competitive game last night. Girardi is very solid but made a lousy play and gave the game away.

Much more competitive than your Canadians were in game 6 when they got about zero shots in the 3rd period and were only a goal behind.

Sorry to bore non Kings and Rangers fans but the playoffs this year have been pretty awesome if you enjoy hockey.

LOL


leafsfan - 6/5/2014 at 10:16 PM

quote:
Sorry to bore non Kings and Rangers fans but the playoffs this year have been pretty awesome if you enjoy hockey.




Don't think I said the playoffs have been boring just that I don't have any connection to either of the teams in this years Stanley Cup. Same thing happens in Superbowls and MLB playoffs. I ain't watching St. Louis Cards at Anaheim Angels until they get to game 5 or 6 and maybe not at all.

I watched last nights game and IMO Rangers are going to wish they we're playing the Cdn's with Tokarski in net instead of Kings and Quick. I will watch Saturdays game as well just hope Rangers can make the series interesting.

quote:
Would have been a 5 game series if not for the refs completely blowing the call on Stepan.




And again IMO if the Cdn's had their gold medal winning goalie able to win a game or two on his won in net I beleive the series would have been differnet. Go back and watch games one and 2. Tokarksi was lost out there. No idea how to play with his defence and vice versa. Once they started to gell the series was up for grabs but habs we're already down 2-0.

If you don't think not having one of the best goalies in the league standing behind you takes away from a teams confidence I guess you figure a team with an injured starting QB sitting on the bench could still win the Superbowl because everyone else on the team is still playing.

At least you are making it easier for me to cheer for the Kings.


dougrhon - 6/6/2014 at 04:42 PM

quote:
quote:
Nice intro to Hockey Night in Canada with Neil Young " Love And only Love " playing while they showed highlights from the playoffs .


There have been some great intro's throughout the year. As much as I am not a Ron McLean fan I think he is the amin push to have Cdn musc in intro.

Can't seem to get excited about Kings and Rangers. I have liked neither team ever. kings have a player from Scarborough so that makes a difference and thats about it. Hopefully Rangers can win a game or two but last night's thumping was a good one and I don't think Kings will let up.

Again IMO the only reason Rangers are there is because Rangers knocked out Price. Cdn's wouldn't have done much better last night but at least a Cdn team in SC would make things intersting for me.

Training Camp opens in 3 months go Leafs!!!!


How was a 3-2 win in overtime a "good thumping"? Your theory that the only reason the Rangers advanced is because Price was hurt (he wasn't "knocked out") is ridiculous as his replacement was excellent and Price would have been no better. Talk about sour grapes.


leafsfan - 6/6/2014 at 05:01 PM

Preety sure I explained this twice now. I believe a team without thier starting goalie behind them is not the same team as on with a erplacement, especially a third stringer.

It took 3 games before Tokarsik got his feet under him and the guys in front of him believeing in him. Its not like you step on the ice and think well all is good I can still free wheel it because I have a guy with 10 yes 10 games under his belt in the NHL.

Its your opinion that Cdn's still would have lost with CP in net. I beg to differ. No sour grapes, just an opinion. I beleeve I am alowed that. Cheers!!! Kings in 5, TOPS!!!


fensranger - 6/6/2014 at 05:15 PM

by time Price got hurt, game 1 was already pretty much settled IMO. Not sure Takarsky is 3rd string. If so, why did he play over the other goalie? Refs stole the game when Stepan got hurt. Canadians lost the series with no power play and no depth. They won game 5 and only had to win game 6 to go home and clinch. The Rangers scored 1 goal in game 6 so goalie did not seem to be the problem for Montreal. Just my opinion.

Glad you can now hate NY even more!!!!


leafsfan - 6/6/2014 at 05:48 PM

quote:
Glad you can now hate NY even more!!!!



LOL Thanks!!!


ABBcujo - 6/9/2014 at 12:00 PM

What an awesome Game 2 that was for both teams.


fensranger - 6/9/2014 at 01:23 PM

Rangers could certainly use a good bounce or call. They played 2 solid road games but came up short. As Parcells used to say about being on the road. Give yourself a chance to win in the 4th quarter. Rangers have done that in both games but been empty.


Bhawk - 6/9/2014 at 04:24 PM

Up 2-0 in the Finals without actually having a lead during time of play. It just might be the Kings' year...


dougrhon - 6/9/2014 at 04:24 PM

Not the reason they lost but what a brutally unfair call on the King's third goal. How is Lundquvist supposed to make a save when he can't move his body because a King player is in his crease? The goal should clearly have been disallowed. Nevertheless, the Rangers still had to find a way to win that game. 10-0 when leading after 2 in the playoffs. Now 10-1. A soul crushing loss to a real fan. Now the odds seem daunting. But a win tonight and we have a real chance. Let's Go Rangers!


leafsfan - 6/9/2014 at 06:02 PM

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How is Lundquvist supposed to make a save when he can't move his body because a King player is in his crease?


It looked to me like the King was heading to the front of the net and at the same time the ranger defence was collasping in front of the net. The two came together and the goalie got blocked out.

Can't recall if goal was in before he fell on him but I think it was.

Calls get missed, goalies get run, win 2 games at home and you are back in it.


fensranger - 6/9/2014 at 06:27 PM

correct, call get missed- Rangers need to win tonight and go from there. I would think a great series to watch if you are a hockey fan, tough to watch as a Ranger fan. Missing my first home game since Philly series tonight- gave my kids the tix.

I will be there Wednesday no matter what happens tonight.


Sang - 6/10/2014 at 03:55 AM

The Kings are on a roll - looks like a team of destiny this year in the playoffs......


lonomon - 6/10/2014 at 01:36 PM

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The Kings are on a roll - looks like a team of destiny this year in the playoffs......


agreed


fensranger - 6/10/2014 at 02:30 PM

Kings are just a solid team playing with every bounce imaginable. A lethal combination. Amazing how Zucarella did not bang in that goal and amazing how Kings score at end of period on a deflection off the guys skate blade.

Tough not for the home team.


dougrhon - 6/10/2014 at 04:29 PM

quote:
quote:
How is Lundquvist supposed to make a save when he can't move his body because a King player is in his crease?


It looked to me like the King was heading to the front of the net and at the same time the ranger defence was collasping in front of the net. The two came together and the goalie got blocked out.

Can't recall if goal was in before he fell on him but I think it was.

Calls get missed, goalies get run, win 2 games at home and you are back in it.

It's old news now but 1. The puck was not in when Hank was interfered with. The player in the crease tipped the goal. Second, the interference was not him falling on Hank. It was him standing in the crease blocking Hank from moving when the shot was taken. It was text book interference. A player is not allowed to stand IN the crease when a shot is taken and that goal should have been instantly waved off. The referee told Hank the puck crossed the line first which was a total lie as replay showed.



dougrhon - 6/10/2014 at 04:31 PM

The Kings are clearly the team of destiny. The Rangers juju has completely deserted them and the Kings are getting every bounce and break. It is sad that the Rangers could not even score a goal on their home ice for all those fans that paid all that money. I certainly have no problem with the Kings winning the cup. They are the better team. But I expected a better showing. Here I think the Rangers inexperience and lack of leadership has hurt them. It will be interesting to see if their pride allows them to win at least one game tomorrow. None of this negates the magical ride that got us here. it's been a lot of weeks of fun for Ranger fans.


fensranger - 6/10/2014 at 05:28 PM

i agree, has been a great ride and i think we will get a W tomorrow and who knows. Don't think they can win 4 but i do think they will make it interesting. Every game is different and bounces in hockey have a large impact more than any other sport.


ABBcujo - 6/11/2014 at 10:37 AM

Is tonight LA Kings night or will the Rangers finally come through?


Bhawk - 6/11/2014 at 02:13 PM

quote:
Is tonight LA Kings night or will the Rangers finally come through?



fensranger - 6/11/2014 at 09:10 PM

i hope that picture is wrong BlackHawk!!!

Heading to the game tonight and hoping i don't see the Cup. Would at least like to prolong the series a little longer. Kings have been better but Rangers don't really deserve to be down 3-0.

Last year against Boston, Rangers were dominated, has just not seemed that way to me in this series. I expect a close tough contest tonight.


dougrhon - 6/12/2014 at 04:30 PM

So the Rangers live to fight another day and this is the first game I truly feel the Rangers were outclassed. And yet they won because Hank was incredible and because they got some incredible good puck luck in the third period. That only partially begins to make up for the goal that shouldn't have counted last Saturday. If I were the Kings I would be very confident at this point. It seems highly unlikely the Rangers can win a game like that again and it is questionable whether the Rangers can change anything to seriously improve. I suspect Girardi is hurt because he may not be worth his contract but no way is he that bad. And unless Richards gets taken off the PP I don't see us being too succesful. Still you never know. Onto game 5.


fensranger - 6/12/2014 at 08:30 PM

girardi is hurt, i believe he is playing with a broken hand or something close to that. He cannot handle the stick and can barely shoot the puck. That being said, Rangers need his size and shot blocking and i gather whatever is wrong with the hand, he can play without further damage. On to game 5, can not envision how Rangers can win that game.

Some of the most bizarre plays , deflections, bounces and spectacular goaltending that i have ever seen have gone down in this series. Putting that aside, the Kings are one great hockey team. They were incredible last night, particularly from 2nd period on.

BTW Rangers have not scored in the 2nd half of any of the 4 games thus far.


dimplesjbc - 6/13/2014 at 02:52 PM

It's a shame for the Rangers just how ineffective Richards and Nash are , you get all the way to the finals and two of your big ticket players suck . Go Rangers , keep the series going .


fensranger - 6/13/2014 at 03:17 PM

yes i wish Richards was invisible but he has been visible all series making mistakes and turning the puck over.

Nash has never seemed to be the same player after the last concussion IMO. He still makes plays and is around the puck but he just does not grind it our in front of the net or drive to the net like he did in the old days.

Hoping for a Ranger win tonight but Kings are in the zone. I remember a similar friday night about a month ago as i sat down to watch game 5 with Penguins, not expecting much. Maybe we get the same result.


ABBcujo - 6/16/2014 at 10:54 AM

Heck of a 2013-14 NHL season. Congrats to the winners of Lord Stanley's CUP... the LA Kings.

Anybody know who last Eastern Conf team to win cup is? Penguins?


gondicar - 6/16/2014 at 12:36 PM

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Anybody know who last Eastern Conf team to win cup is? Penguins?


That would be the Bruins in 2011.

Last 10 champs:
2014 - LA Kings
2013 - Chicago Blackhawks
2012 - LA Kings
2011 - Boston Bruins
2010 - Chicago Blackhawks
2009 - Pittsburg Penguins
2008 - Detroit Red Wings
2007 - Anaheim Ducks
2006 - Carolina Hurricanes
2005 - lockout
2004 - Tampa Bay Lightning


Stephen - 6/16/2014 at 03:00 PM

quote:
Kings over Hawks in 7
Rangers over Habs in 7

I think the Kings are going all the way , when its win or go home , they win .


Yes, dimplesjc's May 17 post shows he knows his pucks -- good stuff & fun, & let's go Bruins -- still can't believe we lost to Mont., 2nd yr in a row bounced at home -- What A Year tho


lonomon - 8/7/2014 at 05:26 PM

training camps will be starting up in a few weeks


Bhawk - 8/29/2014 at 03:09 PM

Bettman is insane bump.

2nd team in Toronto? Cool. Quebec City? Cool. Seattle? Maybe, Portland would probably do better. Vegas?

Vegas?

You gotta be effin kidding me.


Lee - 10/9/2014 at 12:12 AM

Wow, opening night and nothing?

Oh wait, you guys are waiting for tomorrow's Red Wings game when the season REALLY starts.


Bhawk - 10/9/2014 at 02:05 PM


gondicar - 10/9/2014 at 02:23 PM


leafsfan - 10/9/2014 at 03:33 PM

Not sure you get the feeds stateside but Rogers here in Canada threw a gopro camera on the refs helmet and hung a skycam in Air Canada Centre. Great visuals from new camera's.

Leafs have tonnes of youth and Kessel look sfat. All good.


gondicar - 10/9/2014 at 07:04 PM

“I think they’re a lot better in a lot of areas. I think they’re the best team in the Eastern Conference. I’m not changing on that; I won’t change even when we’re on Game 40, barring injuries, obviously. I think this team is extremely good." - Pierre McGuire talking about the 2014 Boston Bruins

http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/10/09/pierre-mc guire-on-mfb-bruins-going-to-be-a-ton-of-fun-to-watch/


gondicar - 10/10/2014 at 02:12 AM

Detroit was better tonight.


Sang - 10/10/2014 at 03:34 AM

Not pretty, but Blackhawks win! Crawford was amazing............


scottdaugherty - 10/10/2014 at 04:22 AM

quote:
“I think they’re a lot better in a lot of areas. I think they’re the best team in the Eastern Conference. I’m not changing on that; I won’t change even when we’re on Game 40, barring injuries, obviously. I think this team is extremely good." - Pierre McGuire talking about the 2014 Boston Bruins

http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/10/09/pierre-mc guire-on-mfb-bruins-going-to-be-a-ton-of-fun-to-watch/


How did Piere get this quote out? Did Sid the kid let him up for air for a second to spout more gibberish?

LET'S GO RED WINGS!!! Good win tonight boys.


leafsfan - 10/12/2014 at 04:20 PM

Refs killed Leafs last night not the fat of Kessel. Carlyle benching "first" line was good but he won't win that battle.

Habs look good early and so does Edmonton. Hopefully the Oil can get some wins early and build from there. Great fight between Hopkins and Hamhuis last night. Two usualy non-willing combatants went toe to toe. good stuff.

Not enough of that in today's No Hitting League.


gondicar - 10/16/2014 at 06:59 PM

OK, this is cool:

Ever wanted to hear what the Florida Panthers' goal-horn celebration sounded like? (Assuming they will eventually score frequently at home.) Well, now thanks to the Internet, you can, along with those of 30 other teams. No, you read that right. On this beauty of a time-waster, you can also listen to the famous goal-celebration horn and music of the long-lost (but forever loved) Hartford Whalers.

Kiss your day's productivity goodbye by visiting this site. Don't say you weren't warned...

http://wejustscored.com/

The way the Bs have started, I may be using that site often just to heard the horn.

First Bs/Habs clash of the season tonight, will be working the picture-in-picture with the Pats/Jets...tomorrow will be ugly.


lonomon - 10/17/2014 at 12:44 PM

I see the Flyers are off to their usual slow start

seems to be an open secret that Hextall is going for a slow rebuild
rather than plugging holes for a playoff run

interesting to see how this turns out


CanadianMule - 10/23/2014 at 03:35 AM

Very classy of Pittsburg to play the Canadian anthem before tonight's game against the Flyers. The Maple Leaf lights on the ice was a nice touch also.

Ottawa and Toronto game was cancelled which is a first. You know some serious **** has gone down when Canadians cancel hockey.


leafsfan - 10/23/2014 at 04:40 PM

quote:
You know some serious **** has gone down when Canadians cancel hockey.


True that.


leafsfan - 11/2/2014 at 03:46 PM

Preety quiet around here these days but the LEAFS BEAT THE HAWKS!!!!! Bahahahahahahahahaha


Stephen - 11/25/2014 at 02:35 AM

Happy Thanksgiving holidays pucksters (et al), & not where we'd like 2 b at the quatah-pole (of reg. season)

we've been good the past few seasons b/c the players have bought into Julien's system -- D --

so that, "no timetable on Zdeno's return" does not stoke up B's fans w/confidence -- just a good thing it's this early w/all these dings (Krecji, Marchand, Chris Kelly...) -- let's see where we are at final 1/3 of entire campaign (last 4 wks reg. season>playoffs)

Bottom line, nothing has changed -- how well we do depends on Tuukka Rask & how the defensemen hold up until Zdeno gets back -- yes he's 37 but he's never had this extensive an injury & should be able to bounce back in good shape -- he just skated for the first time today according to the Herald, so mayb he's doing good -- he's the team captain & his experience & wingspan are crucial -- get well soon Zdeno

Johnny Boychuk, you are missed --
just as McQuaid was coming back great -- broken thumb, out 6-8 weeks

Last but not least, RIP Pat Quinn -- he & Bobby settled up & were on good terms for a long time -- wasn't cordially greeted in the Gahden for a long time too tho -- career long hockey guy -- tough nut

it was 2-2 last time I looked, Let's-Go-Boston-Broonz





[Edited on 11/25/2014 by Stephen]


gondicar - 12/2/2014 at 08:44 PM

Prayers to Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. Just read that according to his son Mark, he has suffered another stroke and is in ICU currently. Doesn't sound good.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2014/12/02/gordie-howe-icu/ 19782589/






[Edited on 12/2/2014 by gondicar]


Stephen - 12/2/2014 at 10:47 PM

Beat me to it gondicar & great photo-- hopefully that great rink in the sky will soon welcome its greatest newcomer -- Gordie is such a rugged toughnut that it might be awhile before he succumbs to these recurring strokes -- it's gotta be difficult
Prayers indeed to Mr. Hockey & family


Lee - 12/2/2014 at 10:57 PM

As a native Detroiter and lifelong Wings fan, this is very sad news. As a boy I was fortunate enough to see him at the end of his career. He epitomized everything that is great about hockey. Glad he played all those years in a Red Wings sweater.


CanadianMule - 12/2/2014 at 10:59 PM

You nailed it Stephen. He has always been so strong that his body doesn't know quit.

Met him once years ago and he was awesome. My buddy did a couple of interviews and Gordie's wife used to rule with an iron fist. Made my buddy nervous. A true legend.


Stephen - 12/3/2014 at 04:03 PM

Rest in peace, Msr. Jean Beliveau -- a class act & incomparable player -- no Bruins fan disliked Beliveau -- the one good thing to be taken from the 1971 playoffs when they shocked us in the first round, was that it was his last year, and they went on to win the Cup that year -- which was awesome for Jean -- stunk for B's fans, but there was that slight solace

Msr. Beliveau read a note of heartfelt thanks to B's fans prior to being introduced the night they shut down Boston Gahden in 1995 -- & walked onto the ice to thunderous applause --

the colorful history of hockey always takes a hit when its greats pass on

Let's go B's & shoutout to James et al -- very cool picture of Gordie that alloak41 posted


Bhawk - 12/3/2014 at 04:26 PM

This ain't right.


lonomon - 12/10/2014 at 04:17 PM

effing hell the Flyers are killing me


Stephen - 1/10/2015 at 03:23 PM

They're feeling good about themselves tho after beating a good Wash team the other night -- no one likes playing in Phila, & B's lacing 'em up as we speak for another rough&tumble matinee on Broad St.

Rangiz
they're tops right now -- beat perennial reg.-season powerhouse AMD, then followed it up in LA in Cup finals rematch -- it's game du jour tonite against SJ Sharks -- Joe Thornton's ironman streak recently ended at 319 games but is expected back tonite after 4 games out (shoulder) -- a 3-game west coast sweep would talk Gotham loud -- they're showing those southwest teams a winning brand of O-6 pucks -- that hockey is meant for cold weather, it originated in Canada & here is your evidence etc


[Edited on 1/10/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 1/10/2015 at 03:39 PM

We've only had 1 good game the last 3 few weeks, against Det. Dec. 29 -- good all around effort Fri nite too but Devils not the Red Wings -- Zdeno coming into form but a slower-than-expected process blah blah

Tuukka will have a good game this afternoon -- he's stoked having seen Svedberg post a shutout the previous game --
the forwards have to start concentrating more on forechecking, making things happen in front of the net etc. -- we've been way down offensively this season & have to shift to a more offensive mindset -- take some chances, the D has their back -- these 2-1 & 3-2 OT/SO results don't make it

A win in Phila means we're going good going into our 2 key home games next week, Tues. TBay, & a Thursday 7 p.m. visit from Rangiz -- they have 4 games in hand on us right now

We Tie Rangiz In Standings W/Win Today -- Catching Red Wings Is Paramount -- LET'S GO BROONZ


[Edited on 1/10/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 1/15/2015 at 05:30 PM

quote:
This ain't right.




He gave it a shot, & indeed it wasn't right
Deep, down, it might have dawned on Mar-tan as he watched the Dominator's # being retired recently -- "that's where I belong too" ie, that era...he too will have his # retired in NJ after his great career


[Edited on 1/15/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 1/15/2015 at 05:45 PM

Traction hard to come by -- we overtake NYR in pts. column w/win tonite -- still would trail em in the overall tho (winning %)

we're trying to catch Det. & Mont. -- Red Wings pull into tie w/Mar-tan-less St.L w/win tonite (Nice matchup)

meanwhile it was all 'merci beaucoups' in Columbus last night as the Buckeyes gift-wrapped en bleau, blanc et rouge, a 3-2 win to Habs -- Det. would pull into tie w/Mont. as well as St.L

Resurgent NYI shut out Rangiz the other night, doubt it can be done 2 nights in a row -- this is a monster local matchup, B's fans are goin', YAA -- let's go Broonz

[Edited on 1/15/2015 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 1/16/2015 at 12:16 AM

Brother Stephen keeping the hockey alive.

Hard for any team in the East to move up while everyone is playing so well.


Stephen - 1/16/2015 at 04:56 PM

Right on bro -- ya those key Sunday-the-8ths games -- Feb., Habs -- March, Wings, sure 2 b crucial -- oh also, Sunday-the-22nd
ChiHawks wailin like always -- what's w/Preds lighting up Nshvl skyline tho -- no matter, ChiHawks soon overtaking -- St.L right there as usual -- ya, pucks -- Det.-Nshvl Sat nite, humdinger matchup, Wings win again

[Edited on 1/17/2015 by Stephen]


Bhawk - 1/20/2015 at 06:13 PM

quote:
Fans ticketed for throwing Leafs jerseys on ice banned from MLSE properties

Three men ticketed for throwing Leafs jerseys on the ice at last night's game have been banned from all MLSE properties for one year, Toronto police say.

After losing four straight on the road, the Leafs added to that streak with a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night and fans were quick to express their frustration with the team’s performance.

On three occasions, Leafs jerseys were thrown on to the ice during the game and three men were reportedly thrown out of the ACC.

Toronto police say the three men "trespassed" and were given tickets for engaging in a prohibited activity.

Leafs forward Nazem Kadri addressed the incidents while speaking to reporters last night.
"I don't how that happens, what security or the ushers are doing. It seems like we're giving the guy an extra couple minutes to flip everybody off and to mock our real fans,” Kadri said.

“I don't know how that guy's not taken by his shirt and dragged out of there, but what do I know?"

MLSE spokesperson Jamie Deans confirmed to CP24 that charges had been laid but said MLSE had no further comment on the incident.




I understand being frustrated with your team, but to throw your sweater on the ice? Have you seen the price of an authentic hockey sweater these days?!?!?!?

Methinks the Leafs organ-i-zation should worry more about fixing their hockey team for once.


IPowrie - 1/20/2015 at 06:40 PM

The allstar break is much needed for the Red Wings. Gives Jimmy Howard more time to heal without missing more games.


lonomon - 1/20/2015 at 06:55 PM

Damn, the Islanders either look really good, or the pitiful Flyers are just making them look great


Bhawk - 2/4/2015 at 03:53 PM

Halfway point already!

Here's who's in the playoffs were they to start today...who makes it? Who collapses?

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Tampa Bay
Montreal
Detroit

Metropolitan Division
NY Islanders
Pittsburgh
NY Rangers

Wild Card
Washington
Boston

______________________________

Western Conference
Central Division
Nashville
St. Louis
Chicago

Pacific Division
Anaheim
San Jose
Vancouver

Wild Card
Winnipeg
Calgary



The Leafs are only 13 points outta the wild card, they might have hope...

BWAAAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAA


Stephen - 2/4/2015 at 04:25 PM

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Damn, the Islanders either look really good, or the pitiful Flyers are just making them look great



More lite will be shed on this tmrw nite -- ? fans filing in from Broad St will be asking is -- did the break come at a bad time' -- after all they'd won 4 in a row for 1st time this season, then boom, 5 days off

More immediate hi-priority NYC biz of our own tonite, as in MSG -- not NYR, not this time -- we've been trading swings last few weeks (Nothing New) & just more of it tonite

yes it's only 1 pt back up on them, yes they still lead overall -- but cutting town w/the W, we'll be in a Good way for NYI & Johnny Boychuck's return to Gahden Sat. nite -- Tuukka vs. Henrik Lundqvist, the two top goalies

also (sorry for the blabbin, I totally don't mean to hog the thread, just looked at standings/schedule ) --
by osmosis the winning attitude/many years' greatness etc., JB brought from Beantown, rubbed off on his NYI teammates -- again, nothing new, ie Seguin, Kessel, Thornton etc --

They've played great this year -- BUT, at the end of the week, it'll be NYI, L5 -- Flyiz'll get em tmrw nite, then Sat nite our place

again my apologies for the runon,



[Edited on 2/4/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 2/4/2015 at 04:50 PM

quote:
The allstar break is much needed for the Red Wings. Gives Jimmy Howard more time to heal without missing more games.


Wings have soared w/out Howard -- so that the age-old sports ? arises -- 'do we stay w/the hot goalie. or put our front line starter back in' when he returns
sometimes that can jar a team's 'chemistry' -- that's what we're hopin -- we're still way behind both Wings & Habs, not to mention hammering heads w/NYR last few weeks & again tonite

I need a TV set for that Nshvl-AMD game tmrw nite -- what is it that makes them wail so good in reg season, esp. AMD -- tied-atop, top-shelf pucks

C'mon B's -- we sent 'em home unhappy last night, same thing tonite -- we got a break, Mont. caught napping in their own rink last night, embarrassed by Buff -- these 2 pts tonite now mean a little more than b4 --

same thing Wings, they were/are hot, then went into 4-5 day break -- that, combined w/their suddenly-unsure goalie situation.....
Let's Go BROOOONZ


**UPDATE, Lundqvist sitting out tonite -- Let's Go B's

[Edited on 2/4/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 2/7/2015 at 03:41 PM

Great night last night in Saskatoon for Gordie Howe -- Mr. Hockey not only made it but looked well!

4 Points Only Will Do This Wknd -- Playoffs Are Not A Lock -- Let's Go Broonz


IPowrie - 2/8/2015 at 05:21 PM

With there win last night over Arizona the Wings are tied for first in the Atlantic . This season is going a lot better than I thought it would. Helps that Datsuyk and Zetterberg have been healthy this season


Stephen - 2/13/2015 at 03:52 PM

This 5 game road trip against these good west. conf clubs, less Edmntn, is good timing & will have to prove to be what dr. ordered for B's -- we lost 4 huge points last week to NYR & Mont., then shown up at our place by Dallas

Habs have won the last 6 games at (TD) Boston Garden -- Tuukka 3-13-1 lifetime against Habs -- now NYR pulling away, Fla. catching up

1-2 good games is all it'll take to get on a roll and back into contention in our div -- Let's go B's

[Edited on 2/14/2015 by Stephen]


IPowrie - 2/19/2015 at 03:34 AM

Always nice to beat the Blackhawks


Lee - 2/19/2015 at 03:43 PM

quote:
Always nice to beat the Blackhawks


No kidding! I wish I could have scored tickets. Their classy fans probably would have kicked my ass, but it would have been worth it.


Lee - 2/20/2015 at 10:27 PM

I bet on the AVs getting a goal and a half at Chicago tonight. Probably a sucker bet but what the heck, it's on TV here.


Sang - 2/21/2015 at 12:03 AM

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Always nice to beat the Blackhawks


No kidding! I wish I could have scored tickets. Their classy fans probably would have kicked my ass, but it would have been worth it.





Especially if you wore that goofy Detroit hat to the game.........


IPowrie - 2/21/2015 at 12:52 AM

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quote:
quote:
Always nice to beat the Blackhawks


No kidding! I wish I could have scored tickets. Their classy fans probably would have kicked my ass, but it would have been worth it.





Especially if you wore that awesome Detroit hat to the game.........



Sang - 2/21/2015 at 04:36 AM

You haven't seen it on Lee.............


Stephen - 2/21/2015 at 02:22 PM

quote:
Always nice to beat the Blackhawks


would like to think that too -- mayb Sunday --
the weather & the B's -- ice-fucking-cold -- it has to moderate, mayb we'll relocate our game at same time -- not much to indicate that nowadays tho --
coldest Feb. on record, both for B's and weather -- but a warmup is ahead -- c'mon Broonz, let's get that 8 spot & see what we can do


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 10:39 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Always nice to beat the Blackhawks


No kidding! I wish I could have scored tickets. Their classy fans probably would have kicked my ass, but it would have been worth it.





Especially if you wore that goofy Detroit hat to the game.........



That might be true if I owned a Red Wings hat!

I do have some jerseys though.


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 10:43 AM

Speaking of the Wings, they lost yet ANOTHER shootout last night. We must lead the league in shootout losses. At least we got a point (I don't think you should get a point for an OT loss btw. If you lose, you lose).

But we still have a good shot at being the number one seed in the East.


Stephen - 2/25/2015 at 03:29 PM

The heck-of all these losses is that we're not playing bad at all -- yes we were shut out after the first minute last night but we still outplayed them --

it's just that, now that we're in the lower tier & fighting for our playoff lives, can we adjust to, 'let's blow Fla's doors off,' instead of competing in the upper echelon
We Play Fla. 3 Times In Our Last 10 Games

same thing, lowly Edmtn outSCORED streaking MN last night, also Bounced from 1 end of the sheet to the otha

it's all good hockey, (esp Wings-Kings game last night article says) -- we're totally not that far off -- Fla gave ChiHawks fits last night -- yes Krejic's absence will have telling-effect -- BROONZ -- we make 8-spot, look out above --

[Edited on 2/25/2015 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 2/25/2015 at 10:55 PM

Losing Kane for the rest of the year an possibly playoffs really sucks.


Lee - 2/26/2015 at 01:10 AM

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Losing Kane for the rest of the year an possibly playoffs really sucks.


Berry Melrose was on Sports Center this morning and basically said that was their undoing. And of course, The Chicago Tribune is saying the same thing. I watch them enough to think they still have a shot at going a ways in the playoffs. But the media here is SO negative.


WharfRat - 2/26/2015 at 06:05 AM

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yes Krejic's absence will have telling-effect -- BROONZ -- we make 8-spot, look out above -


Yea, might have been the season killer right there
They just got too old too fast.
We have an elite goaltender, so that will help with the retooling.


Bhawk - 2/26/2015 at 02:45 PM

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quote:
Losing Kane for the rest of the year an possibly playoffs really sucks.


Berry Melrose was on Sports Center this morning and basically said that was their undoing. And of course, The Chicago Tribune is saying the same thing. I watch them enough to think they still have a shot at going a ways in the playoffs. But the media here is SO negative.


In this case they have a right to be.


Lee - 2/26/2015 at 03:49 PM

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quote:
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Losing Kane for the rest of the year an possibly playoffs really sucks.


Berry Melrose was on Sports Center this morning and basically said that was their undoing. And of course, The Chicago Tribune is saying the same thing. I watch them enough to think they still have a shot at going a ways in the playoffs. But the media here is SO negative.


In this case they have a right to be.



It didn't look like a dirty hit to me at all. The Black Hawks aren't complaining about it. The guy hit him several feet from the boards as I saw it.

Anyway, on the news this morning, they said the only way he will play this year is if they go deep into the playoffs. I don't see that happening without him.


Stephen - 2/27/2015 at 03:28 AM

Flyiz outshot Leafs 49-17 tonite
Final score, 3-2 Leafs
That's what the B's season has been like -- our record no way shows how we've been playing -- let's go B's


Bhawk - 2/27/2015 at 01:06 PM

quote:
quote:
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Losing Kane for the rest of the year an possibly playoffs really sucks.


Berry Melrose was on Sports Center this morning and basically said that was their undoing. And of course, The Chicago Tribune is saying the same thing. I watch them enough to think they still have a shot at going a ways in the playoffs. But the media here is SO negative.


In this case they have a right to be.



It didn't look like a dirty hit to me at all. The Black Hawks aren't complaining about it. The guy hit him several feet from the boards as I saw it.

Anyway, on the news this morning, they said the only way he will play this year is if they go deep into the playoffs. I don't see that happening without him.


Yeah, I didn't think it was a dirty hit, just sad and frustrated at the injury. Can't replace a sniper of that caliber.


Lee - 2/27/2015 at 01:26 PM

To me, it looked like they got their skates tangled and Kane fell into the boards. I honestly wouldn't even have called a penalty.

It certainly is a shame. They had a shot at The Cup again.


Stephen - 2/28/2015 at 02:58 PM

"Had" a shot? ChiHawks will b there -- blood clots & all mayb ancient D Anton Timonen will help
Sucks reading about Nathan Horton nowadays -- he could be done -- That's a shame too, big time -- Nathan was the man in Btown -- get well soon Nathan -- & David Krejic too

Lowly Buff smoked streaking Vanc the other night -- mayb they'll do the same in Fla 2day -- we'll hold up our end at 5 p.m. w/Phx-RdRnrs -- let's go Brooonz

[Edited on 3/2/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 3/4/2015 at 03:47 PM

awesome ones 2nite -- top 2 clubs, & Mont will show AMD fans why nor-ta-daborder pucks rule even in the desert SW where Ducks, again, are proving out as tops -- will this finally be their year --

MN has risen like the north stars into the standings -- west conf playoff picture could shift north as Winnipeg & Calgary bring postseason pucks back after [what seems like] a long absence -- possibly ending a long playoff run for Joe T & SJ, & even Cup-champ-Kings

it's NYR tho -- even for this eons-old rivalry Wings fans will see the best of it tonite -- also, the team in blue playing out of their mind -- Habs & NYR are teams 2 beat -- nshvl sudnly comng back to earth

we see calgary tmrw nite -- Fla, Ott, Flyiz, all right there as we fight for our playoff lives
the same bunch finished 1st overall last year, then bounced in playoffs
mayb this is the year we grab that last berth by heating up in last 10 games, & regaining 2013-14 form from there --
we see Fla 3 times in last 10 games -- let's go Broonz

[Edited on 3/4/2015 by Stephen]


Bhawk - 3/4/2015 at 04:13 PM

So, about those Patrick Sharp rumors and the general state of the Blackhawk locker room...


Stephen - 3/9/2015 at 02:50 PM

More Canadian teams might be making playoffs but if we can't handle Ott tmrw night -- they too might get in

Playoffs begin tmrw nite for B's -- Ott is hottest team rite now -- then TB & Pittsburg after that -- they've kept up their mojo, we haven't, & now Ott is hot -- with all that's on the line (plyfs), if we can't wreck it for their crowd tmrw nite... -- but that inconsistency has dogged us all season --


Stephen - 3/16/2015 at 10:23 PM

Rookie goalie Andrew Hammond is the reason behind Ottawa's surge in which they've won 11 of 13 to move into contention w/us & Fla. for 8th place -- he's gone 10-0-1 to start his NHL career

the game Thursday is basically for that last spot -- it is that major -- we go up 7 pts on them & 8 on Fla if we win
yep this is playoff time for us right now -- Let's Go Broonz


Stephen - 3/18/2015 at 03:03 PM

If the same ol can't get it done against Buffalo...as usual outplayed other team, as usual went to OT/SO -- bode well it does not...

it's Ott & Fla next 2, then a quick diet of the top 3 after that -- AMD, Rangiz, TB
if we go into those 3 games without 2 straight wins, in these 2 most crucial games of the season, we don't deserve to make playoffs --

we've played consistent, just too many L's -- no blowout losses, hardly any blowout wins -- c'mon boys, these next 2 r it -- BROONZ, ya


fensranger - 3/26/2015 at 08:39 PM

The King returns tonite!!! At least warms the bench.


Stephen - 3/27/2015 at 02:43 PM

What's the need? -- Talbot has been awesome too, stoning in their red hot tracks last nite the Sens in Ott (thank you NYR...) -- they'd won 15 of 17 (Ott)

We're on our 2nd 6-game losing streak in the last seven weeks -- Nothing bouncing our way -- last night, unbelievable -- what a continuation of things

We're not the team we were a year ago, #1 -- #2, playoffs would be less-stress hockey than stretch run & IF we found a way in...

so we go from thanking them to spanking them tmrw aftrn -- c'mon Broonz, what is this **** t -- playoffs are now boys, turn it up


fensranger - 3/30/2015 at 08:42 PM

would be funny if we get Bruins/Kings final. Both teams on the verge of making or missing the party but if they get in, who wants to play them round 1??? very tough tournament shaping up this year. I think any team can come out of the east and don't expect anything less than 6 game series all the way through.

In the west, i think only St Lous, LA teams and possible the Hawks can get through. I think Nashville needs more scoring and Minnesota will be burnt out by time playoffs start.

will be some interesting first round match ups and am looking forward to everyones predictions.


Stephen - 3/31/2015 at 09:25 PM

Rangiz did us favah last week, we repaid w/a W over them
Same thing this week -- if fellow O-6er Wings hold up their end of the bargain tonite, so will we -- then, in like fashion, gratitude w/Thurs nite W
If it plays out that way, we'd be fairly solid for playoffs -- Fla is troublesome, we'll have our hands full tonite
Let's Go Bahstin Brooonz -- nothing's come easy this year


Stephen - 4/2/2015 at 04:45 PM

The slate of games tonite rivals any playoff series IMO
Ott beat Wings 2-1 Tues in Det. -- it was nowhere near that close -- Nats dominated start to finish (see SOG), and that, even after a video tribute to/from Mr. Hockey on the occasion of his 87th birthday

TB visits Ott tonite, we have Wings -- Ott is probly best team in league right now -- that game will tell Plenty -- TB has played good all year long -- not since Wayne "Swoop" Carleton & the WHA Ottawa Nationals were in town ( hehe), has there been this much excitement in the capital city

we're in that gray area -- we need help from others to get in, yet only 4 pts out of 4th place -- a win tonite would be epically big -- Howard benched in favor of Mrszak, Mrszak showed why too against Ott

Vanc plays ChiHawks tonite -- 'nucks only a point behind Hawks -- pivotal -- NYR-MN, another awesome matchup w/Large playoff implications

Cup-champ Kings will pull into tie for 8th with Calgary after tonite -- LA has Edmntn, Flames in St.L -- rooting for Jets & Flames for 7th & 8th --

We Have To Slap Det. Tonight In Same Fashion Sens Did, only by a 4-1 score or so -- Carolina beating Fla would be big help 2 -- let's go B's



[Edited on 4/2/2015 by Stephen]


fensranger - 4/2/2015 at 06:59 PM

season is ending on a terrific high. cannot wait for playoffs to begin, the first and second rounds are so awesome, 2 or 3 games a night of great action. so many stories this year, can Lundquest come back, can Kings rise from the dead, is the Montreal's year, where is Sydney and the Pens? can Ovi carry Caps like he has all season , will Kane come back and all the new blood, Preds, Wild, Isles all dangerous teams


Sang - 4/4/2015 at 06:04 AM

2 big wins for the Hawks - blow a 2-0 lead to be down 3-2 with 2 minutes left, and score 2 goals in 47 seconds on Buffalo ...... win over Vancouver last night was needed.............


Stephen - 4/7/2015 at 07:35 PM

Ya the tie-breaking procedure looks like it'll come into play to determine final teams
East Conf teams relieved that best-in-conf. right now, CBJ, aren't in playoffs -- only a goal in last :30 seconds for NYR forced the OT>SO last night at MSG

the ripple effect from the slate of games tonite goes far/wide -- wouldn't mind seeing Ott beat Pitt -- keeps alive our chances of overtaking Pitt going into Huge game tmrw in DC, who we can also overtake (mathematically )
flip side, Ott winning ties them w/us & 2 others for final 2 spots -- "anything can happen" is having a field day in final week

For 1st time in his 10 yeeahs there, no playoffs for Joe T & SJS -- race is no diffrnt in west conf -- every game tonite, cru-cial -- defending Cup-champ Kings could be bounced -- possibly 5 Canadian teams in it, would be record -- crazy

We Can Just As Quickly Be Bounced Out Ourselves, As Finish 4th or 5th -- We Smoke U Tmrw, Cap-pistols -- Let's Go B's



[Edited on 4/7/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/8/2015 at 12:19 AM

Sid The Kid scored 10 seconds into the game, 3-0 Pitt end of 1st
Could this be the final run of the Sens
Let's Go Broonz


dougrhon - 4/8/2015 at 04:19 PM

The Rangers are looking good and strong. I will never feel confident until the cup is being lifted by Ryan McDonagh but still...When everyone went nuts after we lost some players after last season I predicted the team would be even stronger. Enjoy these times Ranger fans. Win or lose its something special.


fensranger - 4/8/2015 at 04:33 PM

Lets go Rangers--will be a tough ride just about any of the 16 teams can win the cup this year. Looking forward to games next week but the finish of the regular season is pretty remarkable after 80 games, coming down to the final 2 for many teams.


sixty8 - 4/9/2015 at 09:10 PM

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The Rangers are looking good and strong. I will never feel confident until the cup is being lifted by Ryan McDonagh but still...When everyone went nuts after we lost some players after last season I predicted the team would be even stronger. Enjoy these times Ranger fans. Win or lose its something special.


Nothing special about losing. You want special then win like in 1994. To be special in the NHL they need to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup.


dougrhon - 4/10/2015 at 04:10 PM

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The Rangers are looking good and strong. I will never feel confident until the cup is being lifted by Ryan McDonagh but still...When everyone went nuts after we lost some players after last season I predicted the team would be even stronger. Enjoy these times Ranger fans. Win or lose its something special.


Nothing special about losing. You want special then win like in 1994. To be special in the NHL they need to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup.


You always say that and yes if the Rangers fail to win the Cup as the best team in the NHL it will be a disapointment but I totally disagree that its win it all or there's nothing special. Only one out of 30 plus teasm can win the whole thing and winning series qare fun and special. Getting to the finals last year was special. In College Hoops getting to the Final Four is special.


CanadianMule - 4/10/2015 at 09:11 PM

I'm with Pete. Nothing special about losing unless something makes it standout. NYR are an aging team that needs to win this season. Great team but not that much better than the others from the East if at all. Not sure what would make it a special season if they get knocked out.

Now special is what the Hamburglar has done in Ottawa. Including his third shut out during his incredible stretch after last night's win over the NYR. 19-1-2 for a guy who was never going to play a game in the NHL. That is special.

Even better if they make it into the playoffs. Even though that may put Stephen's Bruins on the outside.


Bhawk - 4/10/2015 at 09:18 PM

Winnipeg reboots their franchise and are back in the playoffs.

Can one of my Canadian friends here explain just why in the hell the Maple Leafs cannot ever get their act together? I have never been able to figure out how the team in one of Canada's jewel cities can be so bad year over year.


CanadianMule - 4/10/2015 at 10:38 PM

There are actual books the try and solve that problem.

The Leafs have not had a steady guiding hand for a long time. Ferguson Jr. as the G was bad and he made lots of bad moves. Burke was an improvement but then they went down again.

The media is insane and non-stop and have far to much influence.


Stephen - 4/11/2015 at 01:00 AM

Slim is enroute outta town James --
a miracle might help -- ChiHawks looking good

"It's hard to put stuff into words right now. We're certainly not satisfied and are very disappointed," said LA Kings center Anze Kopitar. "We just didn't play good enough hockey this year. Too much inconsistency, four and five-game losing streaks, and you can't do that. It's too tough coming down the stretch, this time of year, to be playing catch-up."

This was the B's year too -- almost to a T. We're not out yet, but...we play TB, Pitt plays Buff....

[Edited on 4/11/2015 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 4/11/2015 at 02:52 PM

Pens lose to the Islanders last night and make the final night very interesting.

Ottawa just needs a point this afternoon vs Philly. These guys deserve to make the playoffs. Young guys starting to come of age. They won't be sneaking in next year. They end the season with 6 guys with 20 goals and two that would have had twenty barring injuries. No team spreads offence like that. Throw in a McDonald's Character Goalie and who knows?

I am hoping for Ottawa and Boston to make it.

Potential for 5 Canadian teams in the playoffs, Bettman must be pissed.

Go Hawks Go!


CanadianMule - 4/11/2015 at 08:24 PM

"Robble Robble" says the Hamburlar.

Ottawa is playoff bound. Now that is special.


CanadianMule - 4/12/2015 at 11:09 AM

Sorry Stephen - Boston was so good down that stretch too. So hard for Ottawa to make up ground as they didn't lose often either. I honestly thought Buffalo might do you a favor last night and beat the Pens. With last place locked up, Buffalo was finally free to play to win.

St Louis over Minn in games.
Chicago over Nash in 6
Winn over Ducks in 7
Calgary over Van in 6

Ottawa over Montreal in 5 (Ronald can't save MTL from the Hamburglar-Robble Robble)
Tampa over Detroit in 6 (Sorry Jack)
NYR over Pitt in 5
Wash over NYI in 6


CanadianMule - 4/12/2015 at 11:18 AM

Funny how sports can jog memories. As I put in predictions, I thought about how our Spacemonkey would have loved Ov's season and how Jack would have been convinced that Detroit would win the Cup.

I'm sure both of them are smiling from Heaven and with Divine Inspiration they both understand now that Chicago is the obvious winner.

No worries Mike as Leaf fans also get to realize this in the after life. They just don't do it from Heaven.


Stephen - 4/13/2015 at 12:29 AM

Montreal vs. Ottawa -- Ott is hot, I see them beating Habs -- great matchup

Tampa Bay vs. Detroit -- Wings

N.Y. Rangers vs. Pittsburgh -- Rangiz

Washington vs. N.Y. Islanders -- Cap-pistols
WESTERN CONFERENCE

St. Louis vs. Minnesota -- MN going good -- St.L too but goin w/MN

Nashville vs. Chicago -- good one -- ChiHawks

Anaheim vs. Winnipeg -- Jets

Vancouver vs. Calgary -- Flames


Stephen - 4/13/2015 at 03:58 PM



It was the first high-profile signing of ther upstart new league, and it was in Winnipeg -- signing with the Jets gave the league "instant credibility" they said -- "Bobby, you're set for life," they added -- indeed look at the check -- it wasn't just the Jets, to get the Golden Jet the whole league kicked in

Now, here comes Anaheim & what if Bobby makes a return appearance in 3rd/4th games -- they claim him as their own same as Chicago does -- he's the Golden Jet in Chicago, Mr. Jet in Wnpg -- either way Jets win -- gaudy record & all, AMD early exit again...

what a league that was -- the Avco World Cup was its Stanley Cup -- the NY Blades, LA Sharks (w/Bart Crashley), Philadelphia Blazers (they got Pie & Turk), Cleveland Barons (Cheesie), Ottawa Nationals (Wayne "Swoop" Carleton) -- & the short-lived Miami Screaming Eagles -- who probly could've beaten us last weekend in Miami the way we played...


[Edited on 4/13/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/13/2015 at 04:03 PM



51G, 52A his 1st season (1972-73)


Stephen - 4/13/2015 at 04:17 PM



Even Mr. Hockey himself got into the act -- he was no fool -- seeing the $$$ being thrown around, came outta a 2-year retirement for it -- "Bobby, if this ain't the gig or what" Gordie is saying --

way down in Houston, where they don't know pucks from cowflop, they remember Gordie -- played 4 good seasons w/sons Mark, Marty & the Houston Aeros, averaging 100 pts his first 3 seasons -- then at the ripe ol age of 50 something, played 1 last year in the NHL, 1977-78 or so -- went 15-26-41 for the NE Whaliz in Hartford, Conn.

the WHA didn't last long (sorta like football's USFL back in the day), but it was a financial success for the many who jumped leagues

[Edited on 4/13/2015 by Stephen]


gondicar - 4/15/2015 at 03:26 PM

Not a big shock, he screwed up the salary cap badly aND I think deserves the lions share of blame for missing the playoffs this year. Only question now is will they retain Claude.

Boston Bruins Fire General Manager Peter Chiarelli
by Nicholas Goss on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 10:57AM

The Boston Bruins have fired general manager Peter Chiarelli, the team announced Wednesday.

“We are grateful for Peter’s service to the Bruins organization over the last nine seasons,” Bruins president Cam Neely said in a statement. “His efforts undoubtedly helped the team achieve great success during his tenure and he helped restore the proud tradition of Boston Bruins hockey. We ultimately feel that this change is necessary in order to ensure sustainable success for the club both in the short term and the long term. Our search for a new General Manager will begin immediately.”

No other front office or coaching changes have been made at this time, per the release. An interim general manager has not been named. The Bruins missed the playoffs this season, which snapped a seven-year postseason appearance streak. Boston won a Stanley Cup in 2010-11, made another Cup Final appearance in 2012-13 and posted a 386-233-85 regular-season record during Chiarelli’s tenure with the club, which began in 2006.

http://nesn.com/2015/04/boston-bruins-fire-general-manager-peter-chiarelli/


Stephen - 4/15/2015 at 05:08 PM

Just learning about it here&now -- overreaction to me -- yes it was a down year but they still won more than lost, & just 1 year ago they won Presidents Trophy etc -- he compiled a good record as GM

that said, little by little key players over last 3-4 years been shipped outta town -- this year almost had to happen like it did, in a way -- we did good in spots but the conference improved & we didn't do it when playoffs were there for the taking

Seen through black&gold colored glasses


fensranger - 4/15/2015 at 07:40 PM

have not seen "LEAFS FAN" around the sight too much lately

Here we go

Rangers in 7
Islanders in 7
TB in 6
Ottowa in 6

Winnipeg in 7
Hawks in 6
Flames in 6
Blues in 7


leafsfan - 4/15/2015 at 08:58 PM

Rangers in 5 (especially if Fleury starts)
Wash in 7 (Ovechkin having too much fun)
Tbay in 7 (Detroit has only 7 cdns and 14 swedes, all that needs to be said, oh wait Tbay has 8 Cdns!!!!)
Mont in 6 (sorry hamburgler but Carey Price is the best goalie in the league)

Ana in 7 (whiteout will help but Corey Perry is a killer)
Hawks in 6 (Nashville has no one that can score unless Ribero gets back on the powder)
Nucks in 7 (Flames too young and Hiller is average)
Blues in 7 (even with Alex Steen in hiding Blues pull this out, Doobie willl be mortal once more)


leafsfan - 4/15/2015 at 08:58 PM

Wait for it, Chiarelli to Leafs, the last piece of the Kessel give away.


dimplesjbc - 4/16/2015 at 01:10 AM

Anaheim in 7
Calgary in 7
Blues in 7
Chicago in 6

Habs in 7
Bolts in 6
Rangers in 6
Caps in 7


CanadianMule - 4/16/2015 at 03:49 AM

quote:
Wait for it, Chiarelli to Leafs, the last piece of the Kessel give away.


I see him going to Ottawa as he is from here and Bryan Murray's health will prevent anything beyond this season.


CanadianMule - 4/16/2015 at 11:59 AM

First win for the Black Hawks in double OT. Only 15 more wins to go!


Lee - 4/16/2015 at 02:19 PM

Black Hawks game was fun if you are a Hawks fan. Local Chicago media here is already speculating on who will be in goal tomorrow night. Do you go with the hot hand already?


fensranger - 4/16/2015 at 03:44 PM

its obviously early

Hawks look very vulnerable and now have questions in goal

Capitals did not show up at all ????? Just don't get it

Vancouver lost as usual, they won't survive round 1 IMO

Habs pulled it out in a great win, This should be a thrilling long series


IPowrie - 4/17/2015 at 04:11 AM

Red Wings won. Glad to see that Datsyuk had two goals.


fensranger - 4/21/2015 at 02:11 PM

very surprised the Ottowa and Winnepeg are down 3-0. Both of these series have been so close that they could each be up 3-0. Just tough to lose like that.

Game 4 of a 2-1 series is usually a war so am really looking forward to Islander and Vancouver games tonight.

I love round 1 of the stanley cup playoffs. Unlike all other sports every series is usually competitive and there are always surprises.


Bhawk - 4/21/2015 at 02:30 PM

Once again the Blues bring a talented team to the playoffs and once again they fail to shift into playoff gear. Not that I'm complaining.

How bout that Scott Darling?


fensranger - 4/21/2015 at 03:06 PM

Wild are a very talented team and i thought Blues and Wild would be almost a pick them series. Blue do usually have an issue winning a series though. Their goaltending is always suspect.

Darling has played well so far. Nashville is not an offensive juggernaut and Hawks match up great against them. Hawks are just a great team, no denying it-solid up front and on defense-they can play any style. Nashville did not finish season weill and they are banged up. I think Hawks may just win out in 5


fensranger - 4/24/2015 at 07:16 PM

hopefully Rangers finish off Pens tonight and move on. Islanders are getting too frustrated and Caps have gotten under their skin. I thought Isles would win series but the injury bug has caught them and there depth issue is surfacing big time. I still think they can pull it out but tough.

If Ottowa can win tonight that series will get interesting and a great deal of pressure will be on the Habs.

I expect Hawks and Flames to finsh their series shortly.

Detroit is playing Tampa very tough.


dimplesjbc - 4/24/2015 at 08:14 PM

quote:
hopefully Rangers finish off Pens tonight and move on. Islanders are getting too frustrated and Caps have gotten under their skin. I thought Isles would win series but the injury bug has caught them and there depth issue is surfacing big time. I still think they can pull it out but tough.

If Ottowa can win tonight that series will get interesting and a great deal of pressure will be on the Habs.

I expect Hawks and Flames to finsh their series shortly.

Detroit is playing Tampa very tough.


That comeback by Tampa was a two game swing , instead of being down two games it's all knotted up , I think Tampa Bay will win the next two games .


leafsfan - 4/27/2015 at 05:51 PM

Ken Hitchcock to Leafs???? St. Louis bowing out early is becoming something of a tradition.

I think Wild give Bhawks fits in the next round. Hawks are amazing talent wise but Predators lack of talent at forward was glaring at times in the last round.

Habs looked cocky early at Ottawa. I think Ottawa series opened their eyes to the reality of the situation.

Game seven tonight for Caps Ilses is going to be awesome. Heading home (cough cough) for that one.


[Edited on 4/27/2015 by leafsfan]


Sang - 4/27/2015 at 10:05 PM

Wild are going to be tough - go Blackhawks!


dimplesjbc - 4/30/2015 at 05:15 AM

Round One

Anaheim in 7
Calgary in 7
Blues in 7
Chicago in 6

Habs in 7
Bolts in 6
Rangers in 6
Caps in 7

Round Two

Ducks in 5
Hawks in 7

Bolts in 6
Rangers in 7


leafsfan - 4/30/2015 at 04:42 PM

Rangers in 5 (especially if Fleury starts)
Wash in 7 (Ovechkin having too much fun)
Tbay in 7 (Detroit has only 7 cdns and 14 swedes, all that needs to be said, oh wait Tbay has 8 Cdns!!!!)
Mont in 6 (sorry hamburgler but Carey Price is the best goalie in the league)

Ana in 7 (whiteout will help but Corey Perry is a killer)
Hawks in 6 (Nashville has no one that can score unless Ribero gets back on the powder)
Nucks in 7 (Flames too young and Hiller is average)
Blues in 7 (even with Alex Steen in hiding Blues pull this out, Doobie willl be mortal once more)

Round Deux -

Hawks in 7, their luck should continue
Anahiem in 6, Corey Perry
Montreal in 6, Carey Price
NYR in 6, Washington has to be sore from Islanders rumble and Hank will outplay holtby


fensranger - 4/30/2015 at 07:58 PM

well an up and down round 1, missed on islanders and ottowa and wild

round 2

Rangers in 7 no Zuch hurts but lundquest is the difference

Ducks in 6 Flames are better than people think

Habs in 5 not sure why Tampa cannot beat Montreal -- cannot be all Price

Hawks in 7 have to pick someone here.


dimplesjbc - 4/30/2015 at 11:36 PM

quote:
well an up and down round 1, missed on islanders and ottowa and wild

round 2

Rangers in 7 no Zuch hurts but lundquest is the difference

Ducks in 6 Flames are better than people think

Habs in 5 not sure why Tampa cannot beat Montreal -- cannot be all Price

Hawks in 7 have to pick someone here.





5 - 0 against Habs this year , Yzerman brought in some good vets with playoffs experience , I like Tampa's chances .


Stephen - 5/1/2015 at 02:13 AM

Glad that game got tied just now, now I can make my picks legitimately...in this illigitimate playoff season.....no B's.. hehe

Rangiz (it's 1-1 1st game)
Habs
ChiHawks
Flames

think I went 4-4 1st round -- wait til next year


CanadianMule - 5/1/2015 at 03:09 AM

quote:

St Louis over Minn in games.
Chicago over Nash in 6
Winn over Ducks in 7
Calgary over Van in 6

Ottawa over Montreal in 5 (Ronald can't save MTL from the Hamburglar-Robble Robble)
Tampa over Detroit in 6 (Sorry Jack)
NYR over Pitt in 5
Wash over NYI in 6


5 out of 8

Montreal was just lucky as Ottawa outplayed them. Montreal has owned TB till this season but this season TB destroyed them. Bad coaching and plan from Montreal plus Bishop has their number it seems.

TB over Montreal in 6
Wash over NYR in 7 (I know most here will take NYR so mixing it up)

Ducks over Flames in 6
Hawks all the way! Beats Minn in 6


dimplesjbc - 5/1/2015 at 05:15 AM

Really enjoyed watching the Ducks destroy Calgary , hope they sweep .


leafsfan - 5/1/2015 at 04:12 PM

Rangers might have to look a bit more interested tomorrow night. Washington is on a mission from god.


fensranger - 5/2/2015 at 01:05 PM

God does plenty of crazy things during the hockey playoffs. I am a Rangers season ticket holder and they are not playing well at all, particularly at home. No one is putting the puck in the net and with Lundquest and their D they only need to score 2 or 3 goals to win. Unfortuntely they are barely getting one or two.

They have now played 6 playoff games and scored 3 goals once and that was a Nash goal (his only playoff goal) when they were down by 2 and there were 3 seconds remaining in the game.


fensranger - 5/4/2015 at 02:39 PM

any takes on what is wrong with Canadians, lightning are definitely in their heads. Habs won 4 straight last year and it is now looking like a Tampa sweep this year. I know they took Montreal 5 straight during season but playoffs are often completely different. very surprising.

Ducks looks like they are going to be 8 and0 after 2 rounds.

I think Wild will cover at home and go back to Chicago tied for a game 5

Rangers -Caps is dead even so far. Lundquest playing great, Ovechkin playing all world. Fun to watch so far and the most compelling series of this round thus far.


leafsfan - 5/4/2015 at 06:01 PM

quote:
Rangers -Caps is dead even so far. Lundquest playing great, Ovechkin playing all world. Fun to watch so far and the most compelling series of this round thus far.



Have to agree on that one.

Bishop is looking great for Tbay.

Habs are a mess, any coach that lets Subban play an entire powerplay is out to lunch. Similar to Kessel in Toronto everyone knows what Subban is going to do. Penalty killing is considerably easier when the team with the advantage shots from outside the circles or always works to get the puck to the point.
Markov is lost on offence (good thing I drafted him on my pool team).

Its funny how you look at a team when they are down. Montreal does not have one player in top 25 of scoring. Not one!!! They chip and chase, chip and chase. Team relies so much on Price a good team will ignore everyone else and get on their MVP.

Ottawa beat the crap out of them as well. They look tired.

3 of 4 series are yawners so far.


Stephen - 5/4/2015 at 10:04 PM

It is hard to figure -- makes no more sense than why Habs have kicked our butts over last 2 seasons -- don't count out Habs yet tho


dimplesjbc - 5/5/2015 at 12:47 AM

Last year Stamkos and Bishop were both hurt , Yzerman deserves a lot of credit bringing in the veterans from New York .



dougrhon - 5/5/2015 at 04:47 PM

quote:
Last year Stamkos and Bishop were both hurt , Yzerman deserves a lot of credit bringing in the veterans from New York .





Stralman was the most important pickup for them. I wish we still had him.


fensranger - 5/5/2015 at 08:36 PM

stralman was a great pickup by TB. I wondered why Rangers signed Boyle for about same dollars as Stralman commanded. Strahlman was younger and developing into a really solid player. Cannot figure out the move, particularly as Boyle has regressed all year. I think Sather was probably trying to bolster power play but it failed.

Rangers/Caps has been a great series for everyone except us Rangers fans. Have been saying all along that we need 3 goals and with Lundquest you are pretty good. Rangers are having problems even scoring a goal or two. Chances are there, but nobody can finish on this team. They wait so long to shoot that shots are blocked by a recovering defense and they pass ad nauseum until the make a bad pass on the 6th or 7th pass before shooting. The rhythm is lacking and as series goes on, our confidence is dwindling and we cannot seem to rattle Holtby as in prior series.

Obvioulsy game tomorrow is a crucial game for both teams.

Habs are in terrible shape and will need an amazing recovery to win tonite and get back in series. I think Wild will win, not sure about Calgary but i also think they will win their game tonite.


dimplesjbc - 5/5/2015 at 10:58 PM

Wild win tonight , Flames lose and go down 3 - 0 .


Sang - 5/6/2015 at 03:37 AM

Blackhawks! Great shutout by Crawford..............


leafsfan - 5/6/2015 at 08:36 PM

quote:
Blackhawks! Great shutout by Crawford..............


The hawks look great, don't even break a sweat. Wild couldn't find the net all night. Wild need to get some young gun forwards to compliment their defence. Vanek is a bust as per usual.

Should go after Kessel and Khadri. LOL


dimplesjbc - 5/7/2015 at 02:12 AM

Tyler Johnson WOW , what a playoffs he is having , love watching Habs lose .


Sang - 5/8/2015 at 04:23 AM

Blackhawks!


CanadianMule - 5/8/2015 at 12:09 PM

quote:
Blackhawks!


Yeah Baby! Let's go Duck hunting.


dougrhon - 5/8/2015 at 06:11 PM

quote:
stralman was a great pickup by TB. I wondered why Rangers signed Boyle for about same dollars as Stralman commanded. Strahlman was younger and developing into a really solid player. Cannot figure out the move, particularly as Boyle has regressed all year. I think Sather was probably trying to bolster power play but it failed.

Rangers/Caps has been a great series for everyone except us Rangers fans. Have been saying all along that we need 3 goals and with Lundquest you are pretty good. Rangers are having problems even scoring a goal or two. Chances are there, but nobody can finish on this team. They wait so long to shoot that shots are blocked by a recovering defense and they pass ad nauseum until the make a bad pass on the 6th or 7th pass before shooting. The rhythm is lacking and as series goes on, our confidence is dwindling and we cannot seem to rattle Holtby as in prior series.

Obvioulsy game tomorrow is a crucial game for both teams.

Habs are in terrible shape and will need an amazing recovery to win tonite and get back in series. I think Wild will win, not sure about Calgary but i also think they will win their game tonite.


It was not a trade of Stralman for Boyle. It was a decision to sign either Staal or Stralman long term. Boyle was a short term pickup intended to bolster the pp. Klein was basically the replacement for Stralman. The problem is not the money per year but the years on the contract. No way could the Rangers afford to have three defenseman signed for that money long term with McDonagh coming up on his big payoff along with Stepan and a number of others. The decision to let Stralman go was made independently of Boyle just as the decision not to re-sign Callahan had nothing to do with Martin St. Louis.


fensranger - 5/8/2015 at 06:13 PM

can holtby keep it going and close our NY tonite. I hope not but the way Caps are playing and with the puck luck and refs who knows.


dimplesjbc - 5/9/2015 at 02:21 PM

I can see the Rangers winning this series , they are not scoring many goals but King Henry is keeping them in the games , Rick Nash is his usual playoff self .


fensranger - 5/11/2015 at 03:24 PM

Rangers/Caps series has been one heck of a ride. Now a game 7. All one goal games. Don't know how McDonough returned after Ovechkin hit in 3rd period. The refs have been miserable in the series. Wards has basically been a battering ram hitting Lundquest all series long. Caps have been mugging the Rangers, holding them and the 2 minute penalty for delay of game was atrocious.

Ovechkin has guaranteed a win in game 7 for Washington. Wasn't he the guy who guaranteed a gold medal for Russian in Sotchi?

Will be tough for either team to recover after this brutal series both mentally and physically. Just has been no room for error.


fensranger - 5/14/2015 at 03:43 PM

amazing comeback by the Bluehshirts. I still wonder why no one gives any individuals on this team any credit. Lundquist did not even make the all star game -passed over by 6 guys and 2 replacements. Only Nash was in the game. Girardi? McDonough? Stahl?

Kevin Hayes never mentioned in rookie of year conversations. I am not suggesting he win it, but come on, not even a mention.

Anyhow getting to Semifinals now

Rangers over Lightning in 7
Hawks over Ducks in 6


Bhawk - 5/14/2015 at 03:52 PM

Methinks it's an Original Six Final this year...


leafsfan - 5/14/2015 at 05:19 PM

Great game last night, Lunquist was the difference. Great to see Domenic Moore and his line keep the Rangers hopes alive. Moore has been through a lot over the years. His line kept the Rangers rolling while Caps were all over everyone else.

Refs looking the other way on Orpik hit was brutal. If the ref didn't see the elbow I would suggest glasses for the Conference finals.

Same thing goes for obvious too many men call that should have gone against Caps in the second. In any other sport if your team self destructs you pay the price. Refs felt game was better if they put the whistles away. I am not one for calling everything but obvious calls need to be made.

Rangers in 7
Anaheim in 7


leafsfan - 5/14/2015 at 05:33 PM

Rangers in 5 (especially if Fleury starts) - 2 pts
Wash in 7 (Ovechkin having too much fun) - 2 pts
Tbay in 7 (Detroit has only 7 cdns and 14 swedes, all that needs to be said, oh wait Tbay has 8 Cdns!!!!) - 2 pts
Mont in 6 (sorry hamburgler but Carey Price is the best goalie in the league) - 2 pts

Ana in 7 (whiteout will help but Corey Perry is a killer) - 1 pt
Hawks in 6 (Nashville has no one that can score unless Ribero gets back on the powder) - 2 pts
Nucks in 7 (Flames too young and Hiller is average) - ooops
Blues in 7 (even with Alex Steen in hiding Blues pull this out, Doobie willl be mortal once more) - ooops

11 points of 16

Round Deux -

Hawks in 7, their luck should continue - 1 pt
Anahiem in 6, Corey Perry - 1 pt
Montreal in 6, Carey Price - ooops
NYR in 6, Washington has to be sore from Islanders rumble and Hank will outplay holtby - 1 pt

3 of 8

14 out of 24 - Just like high school


fensranger - 5/14/2015 at 06:01 PM

agree Refs were blind the entire series. Boyle is probably out and McDonough somehow dodged a bullet in game 6. the holding was insane throughout the series and Ward was bulldozing Henrik all series.

That being said, just a great series to watch. The other series were pretty dull IMO considering it was Quarterfinals. Semifinals should be 2 great match ups. Hope Callahan and Boyle can both play for their respective teams.

Someone please wake up Nash and St Louis!!!!!


dimplesjbc - 5/14/2015 at 06:46 PM

Round One

Anaheim in 7
Calgary in 7
Blues in 7
Chicago in 6

Habs in 7
Bolts in 6
Rangers in 6
Caps in 7

Round Two

Ducks in 5
Hawks in 7

Bolts in 6
Rangers in 7

Round Three

Chicago in 7
New York in 7


Stephen - 5/16/2015 at 01:23 PM

went a combined 7-5 1st 2 rounds
AMD-ChiHawks -- Good one -- don't care 1 way or another -- will b interesting to see if Ducks remain mighty -- picked both Jets & Flames over 'em, TNAvail --
gotta go w/Hawks -- also Rangiz


CanadianMule - 5/17/2015 at 07:18 PM

quote:
quote:

St Louis over Minn in games.
Chicago over Nash in 6
Winn over Ducks in 7
Calgary over Van in 6

Ottawa over Montreal in 5 (Ronald can't save MTL from the Hamburglar-Robble Robble)
Tampa over Detroit in 6 (Sorry Jack)
NYR over Pitt in 5
Wash over NYI in 6


5 out of 8

Montreal was just lucky as Ottawa outplayed them. Montreal has owned TB till this season but this season TB destroyed them. Bad coaching and plan from Montreal plus Bishop has their number it seems.

TB over Montreal in 6
Wash over NYR in 7 (I know most here will take NYR so mixing it up)

Ducks over Flames in 6
Hawks all the way! Beats Minn in 6


8 out of 12 so far.

Chicago beats the Ducks in 6 even if the Ducks use their legendary Flying V move.

I imagine that the NYR will do the usual and blocked endless shots. But with each game and round that takes it's toll and costs them each year as they end up walking wounded. They will show the wear in either this series or the next.


Seeing as most here will take the NYR, I will take Tampa in 7.


lonomon - 5/18/2015 at 10:53 AM

we'll see how Tampa responds

Ducks/Hawks games are gonna be fun


dougrhon - 5/18/2015 at 04:41 PM

Despite the close scores the Rangers are playing very well with an exception here or there. Sooner or later we are going to get a blow out which for the Rangers means a two goal win. I hope it's tonight.


leafsfan - 5/20/2015 at 06:04 PM

Last nights 3 OT win for Hawks was incredible.

Crawford pulled out everything last night, guy was gassed. I have never seen that before.

Not sure why Boudreau didn't play the young guns more in OT. They we're flying most of the rest we're dying.

Meanwhile Quenville played a steady goes the pace and something good will happen game and it finally did.

Shaw header goal was one for the ages.

CBC guys remarked that Paulmari will be bummed about his missed opportunities. Can't figure why they didn't point out Perry's missed opps.

Game was Ducks but expereince and patience won it for Hawks.

Hope this goes 7.


leafsfan - 5/20/2015 at 06:13 PM

Sorry Detroit, Babcock now a Leaf!!!!

50 mill over 8 years. This should make things interesting.


fensranger - 5/20/2015 at 07:08 PM

fun game last night, i actually have allergy/cold and was so congested i couldn't sleep so watched the whole thing.

The header was one for the ages--hilarious play

Ducks hit enough posts to last a whole playoff. I think this series goes 7 but i could also see the Ducks ending it sooner. I think Hawk defense will be gassed pretty soon.

Tonight is a huge game for Rangers. Tampa has them psyched out and Rangers need to get their mojo back tonight. Nash NEEDS TO SCORE or they don't get past 5 or 6 games. Lundquest cannot continue to keep opposition to 1 goal or less for NY to win. They need 3 or 4 goals to beat Tampa IMO.

I sure hope a different Ranger team shows tonite.

Babcock to the Leafs!!! A lot of green to pay for a coach IMO.


dimplesjbc - 5/21/2015 at 12:38 AM

Game last night was awesome , I only saw one OT , but what a great game , back and forth .

On a side note pj stock is the most annoying moron in hockey , what was CBC thinking when they hired him , most of the time I just change the channel when he comes on .


Sang - 5/21/2015 at 01:31 AM

Crawford was amazing last night.....being retired, I stayed up and watched the entire game....nerve-wracking and exciting......


Lee - 5/21/2015 at 10:56 AM

quote:
Sorry Detroit, Babcock now a Leaf!!!!

50 mill over 8 years. This should make things interesting.


As a Detroiter, I have mixed thoughts on this. The Leafs really need to do something. But that amount of money seems extreme to me,


fensranger - 5/21/2015 at 04:23 PM

Is Tampa for real? Wow are they flying. Lundquest who i believe is the best net minder i have ever seen is completely baffled and looks shaken. The Rangers appear to have lost their composure and confidence and seem completely lost out there. Klein falls down to allow breakaway, just amazingly poor decisions all over the place. And what about RICKY NASH!!!

Against the Caps, i clearly thought Rangers could come back with a few breaks going their way. The Lightning are at a different level and for some reason they match up great against Rangers.

Wish i had an answer but this series looks about done IMO


leafsfan - 5/21/2015 at 04:35 PM

quote:
As a Detroiter, I have mixed thoughts on this. The Leafs really need to do something. But that amount of money seems extreme to me,


Media reports he got a 10 million signing bonus. NUTS!!!


leafsfan - 5/21/2015 at 05:18 PM

Just like Tuesday's game I thought the team that lost played the overall better game.

Lundquist was a sieve last night but so was Bishop.

Someone from the Rangers needs to put some fear in Johnson.

Rangers PK was terrible as well.

Going 7 I need the points!!!!


fensranger - 5/21/2015 at 08:47 PM

i agree that Rangers need to hit something or someone out there. And Johnson would be a good start. How does anyone consider Ricky Nash a star in this league. He is absolutely invisible on the ice---and he is a big guy who puts fear in nobody. NY will not come back from 3-1 down in this series so they somehow need a win tomorrow night. Will be very challenging the way they are playing. Tampa is in their heads now BIG TIME

It seems as if every time NY makes a mistake Tampa is able to capitalize. Krieder hitting that guy back and they score. Boyle misplays puck up 2 to 0 and Tampa scores. Take a dumb penalty and they score.


gondicar - 5/21/2015 at 08:53 PM

quote:
And what about RICKY NASH!!!

His disappears in the post season every year, drives the NY fans I know completely nuts. Hank didn't look too good either over the last 2 games.


dougrhon - 5/22/2015 at 04:28 PM

I'd be pretty surprised if Hank doesn't rebound but a big part of the reason he is so discombobulated is that the Rangers defense are letting these triplets just move the puck at will all around the ice and he doesn't want to commit too soon so he stays way back in the net (even more than usual) The defense has to start helping him by riding them out of the play and most of all by not giving the puck away in neutral ice to minimize the chances.


leafsfan - 5/22/2015 at 06:41 PM

CBC folks figure Nash is hurt, same with Stamkos.

Nash is staying out of the dirty area's of the ice even on powerplays.

Last nights game was great for my pool as I need Ducks to roll and roll and roll. Everyone took Hawks.

If Perry scored on half his chances he would be putting up Gretzky like numbers. Same with Paulmarie.

Thought Kane had tying goal with 5 seconds to go but wasn't meant to be.

Whats the deal with the fans whistling in the Madhouse??? Seems like its a call to get a go hawks go chant going but not sure.

Thankfully games this weekend on at night (well 5 pm for us west coasters). Rangers need to rebound tonight!!! Poppa needs some racing tires!!!!


stormyrider - 5/25/2015 at 10:41 AM

tough loss last night
Tampa D did a good job clearing the Rangers out from in front.
PP wa a nightmare

in 94 the went down 3-2 to NJ before winning game 7. Here's to a repeat of that.


fensranger - 5/27/2015 at 05:16 PM

Game 7 and hoping for Hawks to make it a game 7 as well. I expect game 7 to be a tight low scoring game. Tampa is still very dangerous. They dominated the game last night until Period 3. Lundquest is not easy to beat and he seems to be on his game again.

Wish the reffing was more consistent.


CanadianMule - 5/29/2015 at 03:45 AM

Go Hawks!


Bhawk - 5/29/2015 at 02:19 PM

Let's go HAWKS!!!!


gondicar - 5/29/2015 at 04:35 PM

Something tells me that a few of you are about climbing out of you skins about now (I know I would be if it were the Bs playing a game 7 tonight or tomorrow)!

Just two games away from an all-O6 final! Go Rangiz and Hawks!

Here's some finals stoke...

https://youtu.be/E8uggvSFsl0


dougrhon - 5/29/2015 at 04:37 PM

quote:
Something tells me that a few of you are about climbing out of you skins about now (I know I would be if it were the Bs playing a game 7 tonight or tomorrow)!

Just two games away from an all-O6 final! Go Rangiz and Hawks!

Here's some finals stoke...

https://youtu.be/E8uggvSFsl0


I'm envisioning this game being in overtime tonight and its making me physically nauseous.


leafsfan - 5/29/2015 at 04:42 PM

Going to be a great hockey weekend.

Plus 25 in Victoria and nothing to do but swill beverage and yell at Corey Perry.

That guy misses more opportunities then a blind fox in a hen house.

Roll DUCKS and RANGERS!!!!


gondicar - 5/29/2015 at 04:45 PM

quote:
quote:
Something tells me that a few of you are about climbing out of you skins about now (I know I would be if it were the Bs playing a game 7 tonight or tomorrow)!

Just two games away from an all-O6 final! Go Rangiz and Hawks!

Here's some finals stoke...

https://youtu.be/E8uggvSFsl0


I'm envisioning this game being in overtime tonight and its making me physically nauseous.

Yep, I get it.

Nothing like a game 7 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, except for a game 7 that goes into in OT.

A good friend of mine is a Rangers season ticket holder and will be in the building tonight and I think he already has his portable defibrillator all charged up.

[Edited on 5/29/2015 by gondicar]


fensranger - 5/29/2015 at 06:49 PM

i am going to the game at MSG tonite. Will go home, pop on my number 19 Jean Ratelle jersey for those of you old enough to remember and subway down to Tempest for a few pre game cold ones. So pumped and nervous. Have witnessed so many of these games over the past few years. The Caps game only 2 weeks ago. Figuring another one goal game and possibly OT tonite. I think these games are tougher on the fans. Watching the amazing West series is pure fun for me but watching the Rangers is like heart attack city. So great to be in the crowd when you win.

You look at the NBA and they have absolutely no suspense all the way through and the NHL has been amazing as usual. Hilarious that the NBA is sitting a week before starting the finals. WHY???

Glad I am a hockey fan!!!


Stephen - 5/29/2015 at 07:01 PM

hoops rock too, but yep no doubt -- 2 Gm. 7's -- does seem that best 4 remain -- all equally good -- B's or no, Xclnt playoffs series -- no 1 team "better than" other 3 -- great stuff --
briefly, GSW-LBJ>Cleve very good on paper -- the 2 topdogs here as well -- PUCKS -- have a great time at the game tonite fensranger! & I hope you come back a happy fan

[Edited on 5/29/2015 by Stephen]


CanadianMule - 5/30/2015 at 01:48 PM

Tampa was real good last night. King Henry put up a wall but they were just too much for the Rangers in the end.

The crowd at MSG really surprised me. The building emptied before the trophy presentation and then those left booed. Shame that a bunch of drunks make the rest of the fans seems to have no class. I found the lack of respect from an Original Six city sad.

Go Hawks Go.


stormyrider - 5/30/2015 at 08:09 PM

still in mourning over last night's game
the Rangers just didn't have it.
give Tampa credit, to be sure, but I didn't see anyone on the Rangers with that extra gear to get things done on offense. Hank kept them in the game the 1st 2 periods.

Hope Chicago gets in


dimplesjbc - 5/31/2015 at 02:47 AM

Round One

Anaheim in 7
Calgary in 7
Blues in 7
Chicago in 6

Habs in 7
Bolts in 6
Rangers in 6
Caps in 7

Round Two

Ducks in 5
Hawks in 7

Bolts in 6
Rangers in 7

Round Three

Chicago in 7
New York in 7


Finals

Chicago in six


Sang - 5/31/2015 at 04:04 AM

Go Blackhawks!



CanadianMule - 5/31/2015 at 05:13 AM

The Hawks were awesome tonight. Such a joy to watch those guys play! They can just cycle and cycle the puck. Eats up the clock and tires the crap out of the other team.

Go Hawks Go!


dougrhon - 6/1/2015 at 04:45 PM

quote:
still in mourning over last night's game
the Rangers just didn't have it.
give Tampa credit, to be sure, but I didn't see anyone on the Rangers with that extra gear to get things done on offense. Hank kept them in the game the 1st 2 periods.

Hope Chicago gets in


The Rangers lacked that player or players thatcould kick it up a notch in a situation like that and will a goal. Kreider may turn into that but he is not there yet as he is inconsistent. Nash will never be that player. What you see with him is what you get. He is an excellent two way player who does not have an extra gear. Very sad and pathetic to be shut out in game 5 AND game 7 at home. It's inexcusable. Still the Rangers will be back


fensranger - 6/1/2015 at 05:23 PM

I was at game and left after saluting the Rangers, no need to stay and watch Tampa get a trophy that they wouldn't even touch anyway. Who cared at that point.

Very disappointing- i blame the Ranger coaches for being unable to devise a plan to get any offense whatsoever. Game 7 was identical to Game 5 and they made ZERO adjustments and got ZERO chances. Give me a break!!! You have the ability to match the lines and players and cannot generate any chances at all???? NONE

I am not an expert on the intricacies of hockey but i watch other teams play and fail to see how you get so few scoring chances in 2 straight meaningful home games. How do you come out so flat and stay so flat. Rangers did nothing to carry the play in either game. The coach should be blamed for that performance.


stormyrider - 6/1/2015 at 06:03 PM

I think your both correct.
AV should have made some adjustments before or during game 7
I think the Rangers are 1 - 2 players away. Maybe Kreider, or possibly Stepan or Fast can develop - they are all about 24 or so I think. Unless they have a super prospect in the wings, I suspect they'll have to acquire someone.
Belatsky will be a free agent


dougrhon - 6/2/2015 at 04:58 PM

quote:
I think your both correct.
AV should have made some adjustments before or during game 7
I think the Rangers are 1 - 2 players away. Maybe Kreider, or possibly Stepan or Fast can develop - they are all about 24 or so I think. Unless they have a super prospect in the wings, I suspect they'll have to acquire someone.
Belatsky will be a free agent


Kreider is that prospect. I just read that he is working with both a skills coach and a sports pyschologist this summer. He has every tool to be a superstar. He can be the next Brendan Shanahan. If he hits that point he is the player the team needs. He already has a nack for pig goals in the post-season.


stormyrider - 6/2/2015 at 07:57 PM

^^
that's great news.

meanwhile, the story is finally getting out about Zucc's injury. In case you haven't heard, he had a skull fracture and a brain contusion. He couldn't talk for 4 days. I was assuming it was "just" a concussion. Pretty sobering.
I'll be glad to see him back next year, for more reasons than one.


gondicar - 6/2/2015 at 09:19 PM

For the first time ever, two goalies from the same university will face each other in the Stanley Cup final...Ben Bishop as the starter for Tampa, and Scott Darling as a backup for Chicago. Both played at the University of Maine.

http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/m-hockey/2014-15/releases/201506029dyovn

I used to work with Scott Darling's cousin, I wonder if that is enough for a ticket hookup?


fensranger - 6/3/2015 at 03:54 PM

rooting for the Bolts for some reason- i think they are a lot better than people think but that remains to be seen. Hawks are a tough matchup.


dougrhon - 6/3/2015 at 04:09 PM

quote:
^^
that's great news.

meanwhile, the story is finally getting out about Zucc's injury. In case you haven't heard, he had a skull fracture and a brain contusion. He couldn't talk for 4 days. I was assuming it was "just" a concussion. Pretty sobering.
I'll be glad to see him back next year, for more reasons than one.



I heard all right.


fensranger - 6/3/2015 at 07:54 PM

Hope Zuch is OK and plays again at his level.

Should be a fun final to watch even without a rooting interest. Not sure Hawks can keep up with Bolts who i think fly under the radar but are very impressive. We shall see.


CanadianMule - 6/4/2015 at 12:43 PM

quote:
I was at game and left after saluting the Rangers, no need to stay and watch Tampa get a trophy that they wouldn't even touch anyway. Who cared at that point.



It is a matter of sportsmanship. tradition and class.

But better to leave than boo.


Blackhawks take the first game! 3 more wins to go.


Lee - 6/4/2015 at 01:47 PM

Tampa really blew that game last night. Nice comeback by the Hawks.


Bhawk - 6/4/2015 at 01:52 PM

Maybe I'm biased , but right now the combination of talent and playoff experience make the Blackhawks pretty hard to beat.

Hell, straight up cardio is a plus, too. Since the 2008-09 season, the Hawks have played in 111 playoff games.

But, we'll see! Lotta lotta hockey left to be played!


Bhawk - 6/4/2015 at 01:54 PM

quote:
Tampa really blew that game last night. Nice comeback by the Hawks.


The core of this Blackhawk team just never gives up, never lets being behind get to them. They just keep cycling and digging.


Lee - 6/4/2015 at 02:32 PM

My wife and I were watching the local news this morning and of course that was the top headline here. She commented on how seven or eight years ago we would go see Hawks games all the time as she got suite tickets for free. The United Center was basically empty. Funny how the past few years everyone is now a die hard Hawks fan.

Where were they when they weren't winning? She isn't a Cubs fan but she said at least they show up even when they stink.


fensranger - 6/4/2015 at 02:43 PM

Hawks have great depth. Not much excitement last night --Hawks shut Tampa down really well and struck when they got the chance. Saad can really play. Another young stud for the Hawks.

I hope Stamkos and the Triplets get it going and make a series out of this. As a Rangers fan, every time i watch Strahlman i just shake my head and say how could they have let him go!!!


Bhawk - 6/4/2015 at 02:49 PM

quote:
My wife and I were watching the local news this morning and of course that was the top headline here. She commented on how seven or eight years ago we would go see Hawks games all the time as she got suite tickets for free. The United Center was basically empty. Funny how the past few years everyone is now a die hard Hawks fan.

Where were they when they weren't winning? She isn't a Cubs fan but she said at least they show up even when they stink.


I lived in Chicago from 1998-2004. Went to a lot of games at the UC and yes, it was empty. However, if the Hawks were playing at home, they only way to go see them was to go to the UC, because they didn't televise home games.

Everyone used to joke "Just wait until Bill Wirtz dies!" Funny thing is, look at what's happened since Bill Wirtz died?

If you are talking about straight up bandwagoning, well, I certainly remember a whole lotta brand new Red Wing fans in the late 90s...


Lee - 6/4/2015 at 04:04 PM

quote:
quote:
My wife and I were watching the local news this morning and of course that was the top headline here. She commented on how seven or eight years ago we would go see Hawks games all the time as she got suite tickets for free. The United Center was basically empty. Funny how the past few years everyone is now a die hard Hawks fan.

Where were they when they weren't winning? She isn't a Cubs fan but she said at least they show up even when they stink.


I lived in Chicago from 1998-2004. Went to a lot of games at the UC and yes, it was empty. However, if the Hawks were playing at home, they only way to go see them was to go to the UC, because they didn't televise home games.

Everyone used to joke "Just wait until Bill Wirtz dies!" Funny thing is, look at what's happened since Bill Wirtz died?

If you are talking about straight up bandwagoning, well, I certainly remember a whole lotta brand new Red Wing fans in the late 90s...


When I moved here I was shocked that as the locals call him, "The Old Man" wouldn't allow games to be televised. That is just stupid.

Regarding the Wings, I have to disagree having lived most of my life there. Even when they stunk people would go see them. When I was a kid I remember working rabbit ears on my TV to try to get their games in. Ah memories....


Bhawk - 6/4/2015 at 04:16 PM

All I know is that I've loved the Blackhawks since I was 13, and the last six years have been incredible.


dougrhon - 6/4/2015 at 04:24 PM

quote:
All I know is that I've loved the Blackhawks since I was 13, and the last six years have been incredible.


The Blackhawks had been heading towards Ranger territory with their last cup coming in 1961 when they finally put it altogether. ENjoy this success. It's hard to come by, particularly in a salary cap league.


Stephen - 6/4/2015 at 04:43 PM

ChiHawks have proven out as the real deal over the long haul -- long haul being inception of league basically, in addition of course to recent years -- they were nothing but class after winning the Cup in Boston in 2012

TB will probably make some noise yet, but this is where Hawks are at their best -- they proved that again last night

[Edited on 6/4/2015 by Stephen]


stormyrider - 6/5/2015 at 02:09 PM

quote:
As a Rangers fan, every time i watch Strahlman i just shake my head and say how could they have let him go!!!

agreed

The Hawks proved once again that they know how to pull games out and win.

Should be a great series


Lee - 6/5/2015 at 02:25 PM

quote:
All I know is that I've loved the Blackhawks since I was 13, and the last six years have been incredible.


And the 30 or something previous years sucked.


Bhawk - 6/5/2015 at 02:48 PM

quote:
quote:
All I know is that I've loved the Blackhawks since I was 13, and the last six years have been incredible.


And the 30 or something previous years sucked.


But I never gave up!

The sports teams I've pledged lifelong fandom to...

Blackhawks
Royals
Chiefs
Cubs

I know a thing or two about resilience, yo.


Stephen - 6/5/2015 at 03:37 PM

Made the finals in 1961 & 71 -- was surprised to see they've only won the Cup 5 times tho

NBA - CELTS, also follow Utah
NHL - BRUINS
MLB - SAWX, also follow Pirates, also Tribe
NFL - Browns/Pats


dougrhon - 6/8/2015 at 04:48 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
All I know is that I've loved the Blackhawks since I was 13, and the last six years have been incredible.


And the 30 or something previous years sucked.


But I never gave up!

The sports teams I've pledged lifelong fandom to...

Blackhawks
Royals
Chiefs
Cubs

I know a thing or two about resilience, yo.


Cubs ouch. 1905 and counting.


Lee - 6/9/2015 at 04:03 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
All I know is that I've loved the Blackhawks since I was 13, and the last six years have been incredible.


And the 30 or something previous years sucked.


But I never gave up!

The sports teams I've pledged lifelong fandom to...

Blackhawks
Royals
Chiefs
Cubs

I know a thing or two about resilience, yo.


Cubs ouch. 1905 and counting.


As I Cubs fan, it IS painful!


dougrhon - 6/9/2015 at 05:58 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
All I know is that I've loved the Blackhawks since I was 13, and the last six years have been incredible.


And the 30 or something previous years sucked.


But I never gave up!

The sports teams I've pledged lifelong fandom to...

Blackhawks
Royals
Chiefs
Cubs

I know a thing or two about resilience, yo.


Cubs ouch. 1905 and counting.


As I Cubs fan, it IS painful!


As a Ranger fan going on 50 years without a cup, I always thought about the three teams that had it so much worse, the Cubs, The White Sox and the Red Sox. Now only the cubs remain.


Lee - 6/9/2015 at 06:04 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
All I know is that I've loved the Blackhawks since I was 13, and the last six years have been incredible.


And the 30 or something previous years sucked.


But I never gave up!

The sports teams I've pledged lifelong fandom to...

Blackhawks
Royals
Chiefs
Cubs

I know a thing or two about resilience, yo.


Cubs ouch. 1905 and counting.


As I Cubs fan, it IS painful!


As a Ranger fan going on 50 years without a cup, I always thought about the three teams that had it so much worse, the Cubs, The White Sox and the Red Sox. Now only the cubs remain.



As a Detroit Lions fan, I have seen them win one (YES ONE) playoff game in my life. I think other than that, the last time they won a playoff game was in 1957 with Bobby Layne.


Sang - 6/14/2015 at 03:38 AM

The Hawks are taking this One Goal thing a little too far - every game decided by one goal..... Go Blackhawks!


fensranger - 6/15/2015 at 03:33 PM

a fun series to watch, even for a die hard Rangers fan. I still think Tampa pulls it out. Don't ask me why, i have absolutely no reason to say this. Tonight will be another tight one and home ice means very little in hockey as this years playoffs have proven.


stormyrider - 6/16/2015 at 03:21 AM

Congrats to the Hawks
great series

TB scares me for next year


Sang - 6/16/2015 at 03:53 AM

Great series! Way to go Blackhawks!



[Edited on 6/16/2015 by Sang]


gondicar - 6/16/2015 at 09:55 AM

Congrats to the Blackhawks. Well done!

No matter who won the series, a UMaine Blackbear in goalie gear was going to raise the Cup, turned out to be Scott Darling rather than Ben Bishop.







[Edited on 6/16/2015 by gondicar]


Stephen - 6/16/2015 at 04:24 PM

Ditto, & B's fans not to mention anyone in sports tips their hat to ChiHawks -- a model of consistency -- ChiHawks never stink, so to speak -- Cups or not, they're always winning -- 3-in-6, James, Sang bhawk et al -- great summer ChiHawks & fans
All Other Sports Anywhere Saying "You First" To The Blackhawks


fensranger - 6/16/2015 at 04:32 PM

congrats to all the Hawk fans. Well done. Amazing that Bishop played with a torn groin muscle. Not sure how that is possible.


leafsfan - 6/16/2015 at 04:42 PM

Nice job by Hawks all around, team was built for playoff run. Lady luck shined on them in first round and then skill took over.

Richards pass to Kane from (I think) behind the red line across to blue line to setup Keith was amazing. I will tell my grand children about that pass. Not enough made of it on telecast but it was the game changer. Richards and so many others on fire last night. Chicago played a perfect game.

Scotty Bowman not smiling, moving, grimacing when Kane scored second goal was hilarious. He is a hockey genius and a weird duck.

Leafs in 2016!!!!


IPowrie - 6/16/2015 at 04:53 PM

quote:
quote:
My wife and I were watching the local news this morning and of course that was the top headline here. She commented on how seven or eight years ago we would go see Hawks games all the time as she got suite tickets for free. The United Center was basically empty. Funny how the past few years everyone is now a die hard Hawks fan.

Where were they when they weren't winning? She isn't a Cubs fan but she said at least they show up even when they stink.


I lived in Chicago from 1998-2004. Went to a lot of games at the UC and yes, it was empty. However, if the Hawks were playing at home, they only way to go see them was to go to the UC, because they didn't televise home games.

Everyone used to joke "Just wait until Bill Wirtz dies!" Funny thing is, look at what's happened since Bill Wirtz died?

If you are talking about straight up bandwagoning, well, I certainly remember a whole lotta brand new Red Wing fans in the late 90s...


As an 8 year old when they won the cup in 1997 it was the perfect time to get into hockey. As a Detroit fan it is nice to have the Red Wings as one of your teams as you know come May they will probably be in the playoffs. The same can't be said for the Tigers, Lions, and Pistons.

With all that being said congratulations to the Blackhawks


cubchubby - 6/16/2015 at 08:57 PM

It was another great playoff season .. hate to see it end. I like baseball but it's boring in comparison. It can take an hour between exciting plays.

The Chicago Tribune had a sad story on Stan Mikita yesterday. Arguably the greatest Blackhawk ever and he has no memories of anything. He is still on the payroll as an Ambassador. Not sure if concussions played a part in his Dementia. He was one of the first players to wear a helmet.

For Stan Mikita, all the Blackhawks memories are gone .... http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/ct-stan-mikita-black hawks-spt-0615-20150614-story.html#page=1


Stephen - 6/16/2015 at 11:41 PM

That's a shame about Stan Mikita -- boy was he a player -- hopefully he has some recognition of his team's third Cup in six years -- & that's the dementia/senility would've come along anyway regardless of career -- a lawsuit against the Hawks/NHL by the Mikita family would also be a real shame

Once again, congrats to the Chicago Blackhawks


stormyrider - 6/17/2015 at 01:47 AM

quote:
It was another great playoff season .. hate to see it end. I like baseball but it's boring in comparison. It can take an hour between exciting plays.

The Chicago Tribune had a sad story on Stan Mikita yesterday. Arguably the greatest Blackhawk ever and he has no memories of anything. He is still on the payroll as an Ambassador. Not sure if concussions played a part in his Dementia. He was one of the first players to wear a helmet.

For Stan Mikita, all the Blackhawks memories are gone .... http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/ct-stan-mikita-black hawks-spt-0615-20150614-story.html#page=1


that's a shame
Mikita, Bobby Hull, Tony Espo and company - classic team


Stephen - 6/17/2015 at 02:31 AM

& those great defensemen like Pat Stapleton, Keith Magnuson -- Tony's backup Dennis deJordy -- Dennis Hull, Bill White, Pit Martin


ABBcujo - 6/23/2015 at 05:24 PM

Sure was a fun hockey series with the first 5 games being decided by 1 goal. Future looks bright for both teams to return to the SCF again.

I follow Leafs and Flyers but am a big fan of all teams. Really follow the stats of various players and try to meet and get autographs of any hockey players. Always been a fan of hockey since watching the Leafs play the Kings in 1993 playoffs. Instantly became a fan of the Leafs and loved all the players.

Looking forward to the Awards night and the Draft coming up.

I have been using www.generalfanager.com for updates on signings, contracts, UFA's and RFA's, and draft info.


ABBcujo - 6/23/2015 at 05:30 PM

Also.... Who would your picks be for the Hockey HOF?

The 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be announced next Monday.

Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, and Chris Pronger will essentially be locks, with a possible fourth spot being up for grabs for male players.

Sergei Makarov, Paul Kariya, Sergei Zubov, Alexander Mogilny, Eric Lindros, Mark Recchi, Chris Osgood, Dave Andreychuk, Jeremy Roenick and Theoren Fleury will all likely receive attention for that final spot. .


Lidstrom, Fedorov, Andreychuk, and Recchi would be my 4 picks.


gondicar - 6/23/2015 at 05:51 PM

quote:
Also.... Who would your picks be for the Hockey HOF?

The 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be announced next Monday.

Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, and Chris Pronger will essentially be locks, with a possible fourth spot being up for grabs for male players.

Sergei Makarov, Paul Kariya, Sergei Zubov, Alexander Mogilny, Eric Lindros, Mark Recchi, Chris Osgood, Dave Andreychuk, Jeremy Roenick and Theoren Fleury will all likely receive attention for that final spot. .


Lidstrom, Fedorov, Andreychuk, and Recchi would be my 4 picks.


What is the waiting period in the NHL for the HoF? Recchi was on Boston's 2011 Cup team and then retired so he has only been out 4 years.


ABBcujo - 6/23/2015 at 05:54 PM

quote:
quote:
Also.... Who would your picks be for the Hockey HOF?

The 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be announced next Monday.

Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, and Chris Pronger will essentially be locks, with a possible fourth spot being up for grabs for male players.

Sergei Makarov, Paul Kariya, Sergei Zubov, Alexander Mogilny, Eric Lindros, Mark Recchi, Chris Osgood, Dave Andreychuk, Jeremy Roenick and Theoren Fleury will all likely receive attention for that final spot. .


Lidstrom, Fedorov, Andreychuk, and Recchi would be my 4 picks.


What is the waiting period in the NHL for the HoF? Recchi was on Boston's 2011 Cup team and then retired so he has only been out 4 years.


Good question Gondy... I guess it would be considered for the 2015-16 season? Would that be 5 years?


ABBcujo - 6/23/2015 at 05:57 PM

Apparently it's a 3-year waiting period for Hockey...

Eligibility for Election

A person who is or has been distinguished in any of the above disciplines is eligible for election provided he or she meets the following eligibility criteria:

CATEGORY CRITERIA
Player
Must have not played in a professional or international hockey game(a) during any of the three (3) playing seasons prior to his or her election.
Builder
May be active or inactive at the time of his or her election.
Referee or Linesman
Must have not participated as a referee or linesman in a professional or international hockey game(a) during any of the three (3) playing seasons prior to his or her election.

(a) Excluding games played only or primarily for charitable or recreational purposes, or any other limited purpose that the Chair of the Board of Directors determines should not disqualify a person otherwise eligible.


fensranger - 6/24/2015 at 05:10 PM

looks like 3 against 3 in extra time NICE!!!!


Stephen - 6/27/2015 at 01:21 AM

quote:
looks like 3 against 3 in extra time NICE!!!!


That is cool -- great idea, would think it'd prove popular
Don Sweeney is jumping right in with both feet -- & breaking the legs of the Bruins in the process IMO -- Lucic, Hamilton, Soderberg, gone, with only a couple fringe players & drafts picks coming back
Not much to look forward to from the Black&Gold in 2015-16, I'm afraid


stormyrider - 6/28/2015 at 03:58 PM

bummed that the Rangers dealt away Hags


ABBcujo - 7/1/2015 at 12:18 PM

Sure am excited for 3 on 3 OT hockey. Wish they could've taken the AHL rules of OT hockey.

Should be interesting to see where the UFA's will be signing.


gondicar - 7/1/2015 at 12:20 PM

quote:
Sure am excited for 3 on 3 OT hockey.

Me too! Although I'm not sure what is going on with my Bruins right now, its like Sweeney has come in and just started shooting from the hip. No idea what their plan/strategy is, if they have one.


gondicar - 7/1/2015 at 07:37 PM

This is big...

Maple Leafs Trade Phil Kessel To Penguins In Multi-Player Blockbuster

http://nesn.com/2015/07/report-leafs-trade-phil-kessel-to-penguins-in-multi -player-deal/


CanadianMule - 9/3/2015 at 11:21 PM

We had fallen all the way to page 6 but it is that time of year again.

My buddy was telling me how Chicago has no chance to win again because they lost people. I don't see it that way at all. Saad is great but hardly what puts a team over the top. Oduya played his part but always scared me anyway. Richards played his veteran role but his time is over and the Hawks know it otherwise would have given him a one year deal. Vermette was a rental and got some timely goals but again not a deal maker.

The core is still there provided Kane stays out of jail. The additions from the Saad trade will offset his departure. Van Riemsdyk will fill Oduya's spot and is better. Plus a couple of Russians that are ready to join the party.

Will be fun! Go Hawks Go.


Breezy - 9/4/2015 at 01:20 PM

I’m really excited to see what my Wings will do. With the younger guys coming into form and with Blashill as the new coach, I think they are going to turn some heads this year. I honestly believe Babcock was starting to lose the room. It may be a bit of start and go without Datsyuk to start the season. I think they’ll be fine in the long run. May not get to the Big Dance or come home with the cup, but could sure ruin someone’s plans.


Stephen - 9/17/2015 at 04:53 PM

"TORONTO -- The NHL will have concussion spotters at all games this season to help teams identify visible signs and symptoms of the injury."

that's a little too over the top for me (a lot actually), but all I care about is Let's Go Bruins


CanadianMule - 9/17/2015 at 05:55 PM

Even for my son's sports now they do baseline testing so they can compare if the kid gets his bell rung. Pretty funny when you compare back to when we were kids. Aside from the hits in hockey, we had games when you might be in 2-3 fights. I was always a better fighter than player.

The NHL will have a bunch of games with 3 on 3 OT in the exhibition games regardless of whether or not the game ends in a tie. A little strange but it gives fans/players a chance to experience it before the season begins.


Bhawk - 9/17/2015 at 06:31 PM

quote:
"TORONTO -- The NHL will have concussion spotters at all games this season to help teams identify visible signs and symptoms of the injury."


Awesome move by the league.


WharfRat - 9/17/2015 at 10:59 PM

Not expecting much this season, but lets go Bruins!



[Edited on 9/17/2015 by WharfRat]


Sang - 9/18/2015 at 12:03 AM

Here's hoping your expectations are met..........


Stephen - 9/18/2015 at 02:36 PM

quote:
quote:
"TORONTO -- The NHL will have concussion spotters at all games this season to help teams identify visible signs and symptoms of the injury."


Awesome move by the league.


Can't imagine how -- aren't the team trainers supposed to be concussion spotters -- what can some hosehead watching from the stands see that trainers/teammates etc on the ice, can't?
A little too much of the MLB safety-first oh-dear-he-might-be-hurt attitude in this IMO
BUT -- ChiHawks are champs -- am sure many applaud this move too --
I love the expression on their faces when they learn that the game was once played without helmets -- & that there's FEW if any cases of any mental fallout/addled brains etc among those players because of it...


[Edited on 9/18/2015 by Stephen]


Bhawk - 9/18/2015 at 02:57 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
"TORONTO -- The NHL will have concussion spotters at all games this season to help teams identify visible signs and symptoms of the injury."


Awesome move by the league.


Can't imagine how -- aren't the team trainers supposed to be concussion spotters -- what can some hosehead watching from the stands see that trainers/teammates etc on the ice, can't?
A little too much of the MLB safety-first oh-dear-he-might-be-hurt attitude in this IMO



Right. Pro athletes should turn their brains to butter for our entertainment.

Trainers are pretty busy during games. They have a lot of things to watch out for already.

quote:
I love the expression on their faces when they learn that the game was once played without helmets -- & that there's FEW if any cases of any mental fallout/addled brains etc among those players because of it...


Gordie Howe and Stan Mikita might disagree, but they wouldn't understand the question at this point.

Derek Boogaard. Steve Montador. Bob Probert. They all wore helmets.

CTE is real. The head can only take so many blows.

And...remember, this is a league move. I don't think it would be a stretch that the management of a professional high contact sport saw the massive lawsuit that the NFL lost against former players with CTE symptoms. Placing concussion spotters at games is a way of mitigating risk in all sorts of ways.


Lee - 9/18/2015 at 03:46 PM

quote:
We had fallen all the way to page 6 but it is that time of year again.

My buddy was telling me how Chicago has no chance to win again because they lost people. I don't see it that way at all. Saad is great but hardly what puts a team over the top. Oduya played his part but always scared me anyway. Richards played his veteran role but his time is over and the Hawks know it otherwise would have given him a one year deal. Vermette was a rental and got some timely goals but again not a deal maker.

The core is still there provided Kane stays out of jail. The additions from the Saad trade will offset his departure. Van Riemsdyk will fill Oduya's spot and is better. Plus a couple of Russians that are ready to join the party.

Will be fun! Go Hawks Go.


I don't see a chance of Kane facing anything. On the local news here in Chicago there are reports of negotiation between the accuser and Kane's legal team. Not shocked about that.


Stephen - 9/18/2015 at 06:25 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
"TORONTO -- The NHL will have concussion spotters at all games this season to help teams identify visible signs and symptoms of the injury."


Awesome move by the league.


Can't imagine how -- aren't the team trainers supposed to be concussion spotters -- what can some hosehead watching from the stands see that trainers/teammates etc on the ice, can't?
A little too much of the MLB safety-first oh-dear-he-might-be-hurt attitude in this IMO



Right. Pro athletes should turn their brains to butter for our entertainment.

Trainers are pretty busy during games. They have a lot of things to watch out for already.

quote:
I love the expression on their faces when they learn that the game was once played without helmets -- & that there's FEW if any cases of any mental fallout/addled brains etc among those players because of it...


Gordie Howe and Stan Mikita might disagree, but they wouldn't understand the question at this point.

Derek Boogaard. Steve Montador. Bob Probert. They all wore helmets.

CTE is real. The head can only take so many blows.

And...remember, this is a league move. I don't think it would be a stretch that the management of a professional high contact sport saw the massive lawsuit that the NFL lost against former players with CTE symptoms. Placing concussion spotters at games is a way of mitigating risk in all sorts of ways.


Mikita was diagnosed w/Alzheimer's, something that doesn't involve blows to the head -- Gordie Howe had all his marbles up until a few short years ago, again from old age, not blows to the head -- Gordie issued those, not took 'em
I've yet to see an former great talk with scrambled brains during an interview -- never said they should turn their brains to butter for our entertainment --

I do understand that in a litigious society, this is the league's way of avoiding being sued -- as you said, that's what 100s of NFL players claimed the NFL never warned them about
no one can tell me those players didn't want to be out there, or that they didn't know football was a contact sport that could result in injury

so now the parade begins -- there's a check, shoulder comes into contact with head, spotter geniuses in stands say, we've gotta earn our $ ... get him outta there -- IMO it's not what the spirit of the game is about -- realize I'm a minority of 1 tho & that fighting will soon be a thing of the past -- like it or not, rightly or wrongly, it's been a part of the game since its inception
Best -- B's'll getya this year

[Edited on 9/18/2015 by Stephen]


WharfRat - 9/20/2015 at 12:41 AM

Preseason kicks off tomorrow!

Just hoping ti stay injury free


Sang - 9/20/2015 at 03:45 AM

Why, did the bear get hurt when it forgot how to dance?


ABBcujo - 9/30/2015 at 11:47 AM

Can't wait to see some hockey one week from tonight!!!


ABBcujo - 9/30/2015 at 11:48 AM

Am looking forward to meeting some hockey legends soon...

Billy Smith, Johnny Bower, Grant Fuhr, Eddie Giacomin, and Gerry Cheevers soon in Philly area autograph show.


WharfRat - 9/30/2015 at 01:01 PM

quote:
Preseason kicks off tomorrow!

Just hoping to stay injury free


Ugh. That didnt work so well.

Chara. Seidenberg.

Sigh.


ABBcujo - 9/30/2015 at 01:23 PM

quote:
quote:
Preseason kicks off tomorrow!

Just hoping to stay injury free


Ugh. That didnt work so well.

Chara. Seidenberg.

Sigh.


Flyers have some extra D-men who are available...


WharfRat - 9/30/2015 at 08:18 PM

Bs may come calling


WharfRat - 10/8/2015 at 09:15 PM

The quest for the Cup begins tonight.

GO GO BLACK AND GOLD!




Sang - 10/8/2015 at 10:46 PM

Is that photoshopped?


WharfRat - 10/9/2015 at 01:25 PM

2011 seems like so long ago....


gondicar - 10/9/2015 at 03:15 PM

quote:
2011 seems like so long ago....


Tell me about it! Gonna be a long season for the black and gold I'm afraid.


IPowrie - 11/4/2015 at 04:43 PM

The Wings have put together back to back wins. Hoping this trend continues.


ABBcujo - 11/16/2015 at 01:59 PM

What's everyone's surprise so far this year?

For me, I would have to say it's the Dallas Stars. Was no where expecting them to be off to a hot start as they have been.


Stephen - 11/27/2015 at 04:58 PM

Mtl. waxed NYR 5-1 in key (for early season) O-6 game between the 2 top teams
to prove we belong in the conversation, to prove last year was a fluke & we belong where they are, we have to do the same thing this aftrn -- they're lacing them up as we speak, & all B's fans are saying is ya -- let's go Broonz -- smoke the Rangiz -- it's a game that looms Large in the long-range scheme of things -- Habs smoked 'em, for them to come in to our place today & beat us won't sit well -- BROONZ


Stephen - 11/28/2015 at 02:45 PM

Xclnt win for B's -- but at the end of the day things still unchanged
ChiHawks
3 goals in last 3 min, incl. OT game winner in Anaheim -- we won in similar fashion , but no way are we their caliber -- yet
it shows again why they've won 3 times in last 5 years & why they're the top franchise -- even incl. Mont & NY IMO

now a few days off & let's go B's -- good report on David Pastrnak


stormyrider - 11/29/2015 at 02:52 PM

The Rangers need to tighten up in their own end. For too long this season, they've been relying on Hank and Raanta to keep them in games, but now even that isn't working

It's only November, but they need to fix it

btw, where the hell has Kreider been all season?


CanadianMule - 12/1/2015 at 03:43 PM

quote:
What's everyone's surprise so far this year?

For me, I would have to say it's the Dallas Stars. Was no where expecting them to be off to a hot start as they have been.


Surprised that Montreal has been successful without Price. Either Condon is as good as Price or Montreal are a better team excluding Price than they are given credit for.

Go Hawks Go


leafsfan - 12/1/2015 at 10:00 PM

Surprised how bad Edmonton is. NOT!!!


CanadianMule - 12/1/2015 at 10:15 PM

quote:
Surprised how bad Edmonton is. NOT!!!


It is all part of their continuing First Pick Plan. Now if they draft a F'N forward instead of a defenceman then they should be tossed out of the league.


IPowrie - 12/4/2015 at 08:38 AM

Glad one Detroit team was able to jump out to a big lead and not blow it. Also nice to see the Wings score 5 goals tonight


Stephen - 12/5/2015 at 03:12 PM

2 pts. outta 4 against the two crummiest teams in the league, coughing it up w/2 seconds left last night after falling behind 1-0 all of :33 into it....
so far another inconsistency-plagued year for B's -- without Kelly or Pastrnak there's not much depth offensively -- they loomed large this year
but still early -- let's go Broonz


Stephen - 12/12/2015 at 04:48 PM

Habs suddenly lost 4 straight, key one w/Ott tonight --

Just came from the locker room :yaright:, the boys know how important this one is -- Ott & Wings are gaining space on us, we have to do same w/Fla. -- only the Habs losing has kept us anywhere near & Ott is likely to make it 5 tonite --
it's crucial this matinee to get 3 pts ahead of Fla. & not let Ott & Wings get too far ahead
c'mon boys, we're due for a no nonsense 4-1, 5-2 win or so


Sang - 1/8/2016 at 05:33 AM

Blackhawks finally starting to play - hope they peak at playoff time again..............


Stephen - 1/18/2016 at 06:03 PM

yep they're peaking now & no reason to think otherwise come May>finals etc...
ChiHawks sent 20G Habs fans home unhappy last night
...we have to do same thing tmrw nite -- that 9-1 game in Foxboro was a debacle/exhibition/pond hockey atmosphere type game, like the 2010 one at Fenway was...

points there for the taking, must be -- Habs are Reeling w/out Price...for 2nd nite in a row their fans must be made to show O-6 visitors were better team -- & at same time set straight Foxboro folly
B's fans prayer b4 was, Tukka don't get hurt
updated (w/feeling ) -- "Tukka, Zdeno, Marchand, Bergey ... don't get hurt"




[Edited on 1/18/2016 by Stephen]


gondicar - 1/18/2016 at 06:14 PM

quote:
yep they're peaking now & no reason to think otherwise come May>finals etc...
ChiHawks send 20G Habs fans home unhappy last night
...we have to do same thing tmrw nite -- that 9-1 game in Foxboro was a debacle/exhibition/pond hockey atmosphere type game, like the 2010 one at Fenway was...

points there for the taking, must be -- Habs are Reeling w/out Price...for 2nd nite in a row their fans must be made to show O-6 visitors were better team -- & at same time set straight Foxboro folly
B's fans prayer b4 was, Tukka don't get hurt
updated (w/feeling ) -- "Tukka, Zdeno, Marchand, Bergey ... don't get hurt"

[Edited on 1/18/2016 by Stephen]


updated (w/feeling ) -- "Tukka, Zdeno, Bergey ... don't get hurt. Marchand don't get suspended."

Fixed it for ya.


Bhawk - 1/18/2016 at 06:20 PM

quote:
quote:
Surprised how bad Edmonton is. NOT!!!


It is all part of their continuing First Pick Plan. Now if they draft a F'N forward instead of a defenceman then they should be tossed out of the league.


Three Canadian teams at the bottom of the Western Conference. Sad.


Stephen - 1/18/2016 at 06:30 PM

I hear ya gondicar -- keep it clean Mar-chando -- great great player

it's nothing new tho Bhawk, Edmtn & Calgary have been cellar dwellers for a spell now it seems like
actually they both played well in Dec. -- now tho desert southwest reg-season powers AMDucks, & Joe & the Sharks are starting to rise -- in an otherwise moribund division


Stephen - 1/19/2016 at 07:15 PM

quote:
ChiHawks sent 20G Habs fans home unhappy last night



sonofabitch -- coulda sworn that game was in Montreal -- looked at paper last night, it said Chicago

DUMBASSES, Stephen, are worse than trolls when it comes to the sports threads
will continue to make myself scarce & on that note, let's go Broonz


Lee - 1/20/2016 at 02:36 AM

quote:
quote:
ChiHawks sent 20G Habs fans home unhappy last night



sonofabitch -- coulda sworn that game was in Montreal -- looked at paper last night, it said Chicago

DUMBASSES, Stephen, are worse than trolls when it comes to the sports threads
will continue to make myself scarce & on that note, let's go Broonz



I wasn't going to say anything. Was supposed to go to the game but my buddy got screwed on our supposed tickets.


Lee - 1/28/2016 at 11:21 AM

Did ya see that Dennis Wideman hit of Calgary on the linesman last night? He did it right in front of Nashville's bench and they were all like, WTF? Wideman should be suspended for the rest of the year. That was just disgusting, awful.


Lee - 2/1/2016 at 11:14 AM

To funny; John Scott wins the MVP at the Al-Star game.


leafsfan - 2/1/2016 at 05:08 PM

Sorry for the rant but...

I am so sick of the media dumping on John Scott being at the All Star game.

I heard over the weekend and for the past few weeks that there have been people against it and people for it.

The only negative's I hear are coming coming from washed up talking heads in the media and their co-horts. Gary Buttsore looked again like the weasel he is when discussing the situation on CBC yesterday.

I like that the public voted JS in. As he stated in his rebuttal to the league he is an NHL Player and eligible to play in the game.

He worked his ass off for years to play in the NHL, he and every guy in the NHL should have a chance.

If being said that was his last game. How does Montreal not get that guy in their room????

How was a story like John Scott's bad for the NHL's image??? You got guys killing themselves due to concussion issues, guys getting busted with over the counter drugs, pain killer and alcohol issues, ( did anyone read Clint Malarchuk's book?) and John Scott is a threat to the image and integrity of the league and the game of pro hockey???? Pathetic


dimplesjbc - 2/1/2016 at 05:43 PM

The All Star game is a joke anyways , having John Scott in it and the captain makes it a bigger joke so why not .Maybe next year Shawn Thornton can be captain .


leafsfan - 2/1/2016 at 07:29 PM

quote:
The All Star game is a joke anyways , having John Scott in it and the captain makes it a bigger joke so why not .Maybe next year Shawn Thornton can be captain .



Why not Shawn Thornton? Without Thornton and Lucic do the Bruins win the cup?

Its a fan vote so if the fans want Scott there he should be there.

I'd rather see the meat and potatoes guys get some acknowledgement over the accused rapist.


PhotoRon286 - 2/1/2016 at 07:38 PM

I enjoyed the hell out of yesterday's games, much more entertaining tan wott we've seen for years.


I'm with my leafsfan friend, John Scott deserved to be there and he deserved the MVP.

Beautiful way to stick a middle finger in gary buttman's eye.

Read the essay JS wrote for the NHLPA's newsletter.

Great story about a hard working, smart guy.

Screw the talking heads who don't like him.


dimplesjbc - 2/1/2016 at 09:40 PM

quote:
quote:
The All Star game is a joke anyways , having John Scott in it and the captain makes it a bigger joke so why not .Maybe next year Shawn Thornton can be captain .



Why not Shawn Thornton? Without Thornton and Lucic do the Bruins win the cup?

Its a fan vote so if the fans want Scott there he should be there.

I'd rather see the meat and potatoes guys get some acknowledgement over the accused rapist.


That's fine but change the name to the " Meat & Potatoes Game "


leafsfan - 2/1/2016 at 10:14 PM

quote:
quote:

quote:
The All Star game is a joke anyways , having John Scott in it and the captain makes it a bigger joke so why not .Maybe next year Shawn Thornton can be captain .



Why not Shawn Thornton? Without Thornton and Lucic do the Bruins win the cup?

Its a fan vote so if the fans want Scott there he should be there.

I'd rather see the meat and potatoes guys get some acknowledgement over the accused rapist.


That's fine but change the name to the " Meat & Potatoes Game "


Good one, LOL

Jordan any chance you are seeing the Warren and RRE in Seattle?


Lee - 2/2/2016 at 01:21 AM

Personally, I have no problem with Scott. I just thought it was funny; he's scored five goals his whole career and he gets two in an All-Star game that Bettman and the NHL didn't want him to participate in.

Hey it was way better than The Pro Bowl on the same day.


dimplesjbc - 2/2/2016 at 06:35 AM

quote:
Personally, I have no problem with Scott. I just thought it was funny; he's scored five goals his whole career and he gets two in an All-Star game that Bettman and the NHL didn't want him to participate in.

Hey it was way better than The Pro Bowl on the same day.


They didnt want him in the game because he's one of the worst players in the league , fans did this to make the league look stupid which they succeeded , he's played in 11 games this year , the NHL will go back to ballots with no write ins and I don't blame them . Guess where John is today , in the minors , I have nothing against the guy but he should not be in an all star game .

[Edited on 2/2/2016 by dimplesjbc]


leafsfan - 2/2/2016 at 06:08 PM

quote:
quote:
Personally, I have no problem with Scott. I just thought it was funny; he's scored five goals his whole career and he gets two in an All-Star game that Bettman and the NHL didn't want him to participate in.

Hey it was way better than The Pro Bowl on the same day.


They didnt want him in the game because he's one of the worst players in the league , fans did this to make the league look stupid which they succeeded , he's played in 11 games this year , the NHL will go back to ballots with no write ins and I don't blame them . Guess where John is today , in the minors , I have nothing against the guy but he should not be in an all star game .

[Edited on 2/2/2016 by dimplesjbc]



Come on lighten up, this ain't the NFL, he showed up, played hard and scored two goals, not a bad day.

I hear next year the NHL is going to pile a metre of snow around the perimeter of the rink and players are going to have to look for pucks like we used to do back in the day.

Also going to use boots and a goalie stick propped up on Cdn tire aluminum nets. Players will be judged on their ability to put nets together with more points provided for lining the net up correctly around the frame.


Bhawk - 2/2/2016 at 06:45 PM

quote:
They didnt want him in the game because he's one of the worst players in the league , fans did this to make the league look stupid which they succeeded , he's played in 11 games this year , the NHL will go back to ballots with no write ins and I don't blame them


The balloting system is on the league, and only the league. In typical Bettman-era fashion, they continue to blow every single opportunity to elevate their status as a league. SSDD.


leafsfan - 2/4/2016 at 09:16 PM

If you get a chance and can get on the TSN site give the leafs lunch a listen.

Great stories, great characters (Jeff Oneil (Carolina) and Jamie MacClennan (Various teams as backup goalie)), not just leaf talk, not just hockey talk but great guys siting around the table chewing the fat. This is no Mike and Mike (schilling for the NFL) and or Dan Patrick (Old man safe broadcast)

http://www2.tsn.ca/podcasts/

On Wednesday's they do a bit called Jerry's Percentages. The intro disses Gary Bettman. Classic and changes weekly.

They say stuff no one says, The bits about life on the road and the bench as an NHLer are priceless.

Cheers


Stephen - 2/5/2016 at 03:23 PM

quote:
quote:


Three Canadian teams at the bottom of the Western Conference. Sad.


Hindsight verifying this -- Edmtn, Calgary, Wnpg & Leafs, all near-bottom w/47 pts -- but they're playing better than Habs -- tough freefall in Mont. -- meantime surfer Joe & SJ Shahks, & AMDucks are rounding back into form in sunny southern Cal

very big parity in league -- nothing will come easy for B's -- looking similar to last year -- battle battle battle, but no consistency/playoffs

most troubling part is stinking up Gahden this year -- hardly ever been below .500 at home this late in season b4 -- they should play the Subban kid tmrw against Buff (they also have 47) -- Rask needs rest, it's down-the-shitter time if he gets hurt/fatigued, just like Habs w/out Price -- let's go BROONZ

[Edited on 2/6/2016 by Stephen]


Stephen - 2/29/2016 at 06:56 PM

Top dogs ChiHawks beat Wash. last night -- we see both later this week -- at home

whatever Ails us at home needs to be cleaned up -- SJ have similar season -- only in contention from winning on the road -- top 3 teams on both coasts real similar records -- all in the sunny south, except for B's -- something is more than a little wrong if we can't douse lowly Flames

The Cap-pistols they are not, they're the Washington Bullets -- amazing season, if not a record pace -- likely finals preview last nite
let's go Broonz, March on boys


Stephen - 3/4/2016 at 03:44 PM

Good win last nite, tho ChiHawks were in travel vacuum & not their sharpest --
now, w/98 points Wash comes in tmrw night looking to celebrate 100 pt. plateau on our sheet, becoming 1 of earliest to attain it in their banner year blah blah

No
( love slingin all the hash)

But no -- we have our own 98, as in, say it Fifteen (15) times quick etc....
even if caps were fresh as a daisy, w/Milt in the house? it'd be crazy cool -- on his 98th birthday, to be at our best against the league's best --

yes Wash is coming in on their own back to back -- & mayb they'll have attained 100 nite b4 against NYR -- but, w/2 wins against the league's 2 best, it'd show Milt they Mean Business about playoffs this year --

5 teams w/80 points -- that's also B's after Caps game -- Rage Against The Machine did Battle for Los Angeles -- tmrw at 4 -- 2 of hottest in league along w/Wash & TB --

Anaheim is on a 23-4-2 streak -- no matter who wins Stanley Cup, the titlist won't have topped that level of play -- same token, Wash is no lock to go all the way -- I think NYR will show that 2nite -- great games all around

Joe Thornton, 36, league's top scorer w/46 points since Dec. 15 -- SJ I think will make West finals b4 AMDucks or LA -- like B's they missed playoffs last year & nothing is assured yet this year

we play Fla & TB next week -- that is our Stanley Cup -- Chris Kelly skated for 1st time this week -- let's go Bruuins -- black & gold, all the way


WharfRat - 3/5/2016 at 12:43 AM

Bruins have far exceeded my expectations.. No complaints here.
Playoffs look like a given. Then the fun starts


leafsfan - 3/7/2016 at 02:47 AM

Austin Matthews!!!! Tank Leafs tank!!!


gondicar - 3/11/2016 at 01:02 PM

Ugly injury for PK Subban last night (for once he wasn't faking), sounds like he'll be ok though...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2016/03/10/pk-subban-head-first-co llision-alexei-emelin-montreal-canadiens-injury/81625630/


gondicar - 3/11/2016 at 01:30 PM

quote:
Bruins have far exceeded my expectations.. No complaints here.
Playoffs look like a given. Then the fun starts

With the one point for the OT loss last night, they are now alone in 1st in the Atlantic (and tied for 2nd most points in the East with the Rangers).

The game in Tampa the other night was awesome, but they didn't seem to have much in the legs last night after the back-to-back wins road wins in FL on Mon/Tue. It is a bit odd how much better they are on the road (23-7-3) than at home (15-16-5).


WharfRat - 3/11/2016 at 02:35 PM

quote:
quote:
Bruins have far exceeded my expectations.. No complaints here.
Playoffs look like a given. Then the fun starts

With the one point for the OT loss last night, they are now alone in 1st in the Atlantic (and tied for 2nd most points in the East with the Rangers).

The game in Tampa the other night was awesome, but they didn't seem to have much in the legs last night after the back-to-back wins road wins in FL on Mon/Tue. It is a bit odd how much better they are on the road (23-7-3) than at home (15-16-5).


Very odd.
Glad Gustafson is playing well so they can rest Tuukka as much as possible before the playoffs start


Stephen - 3/18/2016 at 07:29 PM

We got 4 crucial points in 2 hard-fought OT wins back-to-back last week in Fla.
Same 4 points are at stake in same scenario tonite>tmrw in Calif. -- by going into next week w/90 points we take driver's seat for 1st place in Atlantic

it's the only good outcome -- FOUR POINTS -- NYR only came w/in a disputed goal of doing it Wed nite>last nite -- we've thrived on the road this year -- we're better than they are dammit ( ) --

Yep, Gustavsson plays tonite, Tuukka tmrw -- let's go Bruins


gondicar - 3/18/2016 at 08:01 PM

quote:
We got 4 crucial points in 2 hard-fought OT wins back-to-back last week in Fla.
Same 4 points are at stake in same scenario tonite>tmrw in Calif. -- by going into next week w/90 points we take driver's seat for 1st place in Atlantic

it's the only good outcome -- FOUR POINTS -- NYR only came w/in a disputed goal of doing it Wed nite>last nite -- we've thrived on the road this year -- we're better than they are dammit ( ) --

Yep, Gustavsson plays tonite, Tuukka tmrw -- let's go Bruins


I'm very interested to see what Vatrano adds to the offense.


CanadianMule - 3/19/2016 at 05:28 AM

Bruins are having a great season - happy for you guys. But the question is - Are the Bruins good or is everybody else terrible?

Would love an Original 6 Cup Final with Chicago and either Boston or NY.

Washington always figures out a way to blow it.


WharfRat - 3/19/2016 at 08:03 AM

quote:
Bruins are having a great season - happy for you guys. But the question is - Are the Bruins good or is everybody else terrible?

Would love an Original 6 Cup Final with Chicago and either Boston or NY.

Washington always figures out a way to blow it.


Tough to say. They can be erratic.
Take tonights 4-0 loss to the Ducks for example.


Stephen - 3/19/2016 at 04:19 PM

We put the shots on Andersen (38-22), he stopped em all tho -- NG -- now down the road to LA -- nothing comes easy for B's -- another key back to back next week w/NYR & Fla. -- these are our playoffs right now -- Ya, Broonz whattup, Lootch

[Edited on 3/19/2016 by Stephen]


Stephen - 3/21/2016 at 05:15 PM

Last 10 games & the same thing as last year -- we can either win the division or miss out altogether -- suddenly Flyiz are right there & their game tonite w/NYI is all but a playoff game

-- 0-fer-left coast -- not a good sign -- We Did Not Play Bad -- 2 early goals to LA, then we played real good the rest of the game

NYR plays Fla. tonite -- B's need to watch that game, then figure out the 4 points we'll need against them Wed. & Thurs. -- we still have ChiHawks & St.L next month, plus a huge pre-playoff game with Wings -- ChiHawks have suddenly cooled off too

hopefully Rangiz help us out tonite -- let's go Broooonz


CanadianMule - 3/21/2016 at 10:37 PM

No worries about the Hawks. They are on auto pilot for a bit and then turn it on come playoff time. They have done it before. They play so much that they have to relax at some point.

Hope Buffalo screws over others and ends up with the 1st pick.


Stephen - 3/23/2016 at 04:40 PM

quote:


Three Canadian teams at the bottom of the Western Conference. Sad.


Yes, of its 7 teams only its capitol city of Ottawa has a chance to represent O-Ca-nada, the birthplace of hockey, in the playoffs -- Habs still have pulse & their game tmrw in Det. is a playoff game for both teams

Ya they gained a point to pull even w/Wings -- it's the one they didn't get tho that may prove to keep Flyiz out of playoffs -- monumental Phila coughup last night -- they & Habs make B's fans nervous come playoff time...

2 Games, 2 Days, 4 Points -- that's how it's gotta be -- not the time to be losing 3 in a row like last week in Calif. -- we're well rested & we gotta go into Fla. game on the heels of a solid end to end win tonite at MSG -- Nash is returning for NYR -- Let's Go Bruins -- playoffs are now boys, this is the time to pick it up


WharfRat - 3/23/2016 at 10:35 PM

Excited to see what this kid Vatrano can do..

Heading into crunch time now..Rangers on tap tonight. I dont get many opportunities to see the Bs here in the NY market.. Ill definitely be watching tonight

http://www.boston.com/sports/boston-bruins/2016/03/23/535015


WharfRat - 3/24/2016 at 01:56 PM

Well THAT was ugly.


gondicar - 4/1/2016 at 01:55 PM

This just sucks.

http://www.letsgobruins.net/2016/04/01/breaking-patrice-bergeron-out-for-re mainder-of-201/


Stephen - 4/1/2016 at 03:48 PM

He was honored last week for becoming B's all time winning coach
There's no tip toein around it this week -- no playoffs, no coach Julien next year
if that can't be enough to motivate the boys
it's best of 5, only winnin 3 won't be enough
we could come away with a big win in that nationally televised Sunday matinee w/'hawks
it won't mean anything if we lose 2nite tho -- if Wings are ahead of us going into Thursday game, likely curtains -- 5-In-A-Row -- that's the hole we've dug for ourselves
The Fans Want Coach Julien Back Next Year -- Let's Go Broonz



[Edited on 4/1/2016 by Stephen]


IPowrie - 4/3/2016 at 03:04 PM

Red Wings need to win out. It wont be easy but it is the only way I see them making the playoffs.


brofan - 4/3/2016 at 05:50 PM

quote:
This is no Mike and Mike


Can someone please explain to me WHY Mike Golic has ANY kind of job in radio, or, for that matter, media in general?

The guy is a complete idiot. If it's not about football, the guy is completely lost. Like some castaway adrift in a sea of stupidity...


brofan - 4/3/2016 at 05:55 PM

GO HAWKS!

Man, VERY sloppy play by Boston today. Can't make those kinds of mistakes against the Blackhawks.


Stephen - 4/4/2016 at 12:28 AM

We kicked their ass in the 3rd period tho
We've been masters of that in 2nd half of season -- isolated stretches of xclnt play, that don't translate to Ws
Nothing comes easy for the B's -- let's go Broonz


brofan - 4/4/2016 at 01:35 AM

quote:
We kicked their ass in the 3rd period...


Excuse me, what was the final score again?

Oh that's right - 6-4 Hawks....


WharfRat - 4/4/2016 at 01:54 AM

Sigh.

What a collapse.


Stephen - 4/4/2016 at 02:30 AM

quote:
quote:
We kicked their ass in the 3rd period...


Excuse me, what was the final score again?

Oh that's right - 6-4 Hawks....


If we can just sneak in, there's no telling what could happen -- doesn't look too likely right now tho
it happens in sports -- sometimes, the team which won wasn't necessarily the better team -- Tuukka wasn't on top of it today


Sang - 4/4/2016 at 02:54 AM

Where is that dancing bear...
....?


WharfRat - 4/4/2016 at 12:43 PM

Rehab


Stephen - 4/4/2016 at 02:37 PM

It's us, Phila or Wings for the last spot -- they play Wed nite, we play Det Thurs -- last year we lost our last 3 games for 96 pts -- this year we have to win final 3 for same pts

whether we play the Chicago Blackhawks or the Chicago Cougars ( ), every game is the same for B's -- we play a certain way, Win More Than Lose (except recently ) & lack consistency (to put it mildly)

Tuukka's play has dipped this year -- not as sharp --

they kicked our butts 6-0, we kicked theirs 4-2
the NYR game, Henrik was Henrik -- we pounded em w/shots, that's not losing streak-type hockey

the Phila game, unbelievable -- the pregame plaudits for Julien, we come out flying w/a great 1st period -- & a goose egg on the scoreboard -- then we flatten out over last 2 period, done

the NJ game, a total joke -- 6 odd man rushes in 1st period alone -- then, a total-BS call on Zdeno (the Herald beat writer called it "very marginal") -- they score, we lose 2-1 after outshooting them 40-15

we've been fine in the middle of the ice, just lapses at either end -- but mayb we'll still get in & let's go BROOONZ


brofan - 4/4/2016 at 05:02 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
We kicked their ass in the 3rd period...


Excuse me, what was the final score again?

Oh that's right - 6-4 Hawks....


If we can just sneak in, there's no telling what could happen -- doesn't look too likely right now tho
it happens in sports -- sometimes, the team which won wasn't necessarily the better team -- Tuukka wasn't on top of it today


I was just joshin' ya, Stephen. I love your passion for sports and always enjoy reading your posts, about sports AND music.


Stephen - 4/5/2016 at 02:21 AM

Thanks brofan -- yeah my B's have got me a little neurotic right now -- 2 years in a row of losin' it down the stretch -- when I get that way (which is often ), I gotta know when to rein it in --
Great seein' you back around bro
but don't forget -- we'll kick your butts if we meet in the playoffs


WharfRat - 4/5/2016 at 01:10 PM

I have to agree about Tuukka unfortunately.
With the way they have been playing I really dont have alot of faith in them, but hey once the playoffs start everyone has a clean slate right?

GO BRUINS


shep66 - 4/10/2016 at 01:06 AM

Freakin sweet, the Flyers beat out the Broons. The way it should be.


gondicar - 4/10/2016 at 12:45 PM

Disgraceful end to the season for the Bruins, total collapse.


leafsfan - 4/10/2016 at 04:58 PM

quote:
I have to agree about Tuukka unfortunately.
With the way they have been playing I really dont have alot of faith in them, but hey once the playoffs start everyone has a clean slate right?

GO BRUINS



I think it's has to do with the reliance on Chara. The man is getting up there. Big body like that can't take the punishment it once did.

Bruins have played a ton of hockey over the past 7 years or so.

I bet a full summer off isn't a bad thing for the bruins.


WharfRat - 4/11/2016 at 02:05 AM

Might be right.
They really need to keep getting younger.
Unfortunately, I think Chara's time is just about up


leafsfan - 4/11/2016 at 07:47 PM

Posting here and on facebook - My nephew is running a $20 per team playoff pool, pick 20 players,

Join up you cheap asses...

2016 NHL Playoff Pool

Hello Everyone,

It’s that time of year!
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2nd place %25 2nd place %30
3rd place %15 3rd place %10
4th place %5


CanadianMule - 4/12/2016 at 09:52 AM

Justin Trudeau Era Canadian Economics

Collect 100% and Pay Out 105%. The budget will then balance itself.



Take a dozen Hawks and fill in the rest.

Go Hawks


IPowrie - 4/12/2016 at 04:12 PM

First Round Predictions

Washington over Philly
Pittsburgh over NYR
Florida over NYI
Detroit over Tampa Bay

Dallas over Minnesota
St Louis over Chicago
Nashville over Anaheim
San Jose over LA


CanadianMule - 4/12/2016 at 05:26 PM

Washington in 5
NYR in 7
NYI in 6
Detroit in 6

Dallas in 7
Chicago in 6
Anaheim in 7
SJ in 7


brofan - 4/12/2016 at 05:32 PM

quote:
Justin Trudeau Era Canadian Economics

Collect 100% and Pay Out 105%. The budget will then balance itself.



Take a dozen Hawks and fill in the rest.

Go Hawks


X2 million


Bhawk - 4/12/2016 at 05:41 PM

Like clockwork, Blues fans are chest-thumping. This is finally their year!

No.



Caps in 4
Brooklyns in 7
Ranger$ in 6
I hate picking Detroilet but too many things going wrong for TB to put together a run. Wings in 6

Wild get Wild in 7
Preds in 7
Sharks in 6
The finest team wearing the best uniforms in all of sports begin their title defense, winning in 6


Bhawk - 4/12/2016 at 05:41 PM

No Canadian teams in the playoffs absolutely stinks.

I blame Bettman.


CanadianMule - 4/12/2016 at 06:26 PM

They are all at various stages of falling apart/rebuilding depending on who you listen to.

Montreal is the same for a while. Too small, too Euro and not tough enough. Price alone can't do it and they showed what they are without him.

Ottawa is young but has gaps that are definite question marks. Should trade Karllson and cash in on him. Not like they will win a Cup because he is there. His contract is sweet and teams would give up the farm for him. Edmonton and Ottawa are such obvious trade partners as each one has what the other needs. McDavid and Karllson would leading the league in scoring like Orr and Espo did. Look what Karllson does playing with stiffs. Still at the top of league scoring.

Toronto is terrible and may be actually doing it right for a change. If they stick slow then great but if they rush out on free agents then maybe not. Time will tell.

Winnipeg should have made it but had slips and they have tough competition.

Calgary is good and getting better but again the competition ahead of them is just better.

Edmonton is just a mess because they drafted the same type of player over and over so there is no balance. When it comes to trades, they want too much or want to keep everyone. After all these picks, they should be a Cup favorite. Call Ottawa for that trade immediately. Karllson, Methot and Neil for Nugent-Hopkins, Yakupov, prospect and next years 1st and 2nd Round Draft Picks. Sign a free agent solid defenseman and use this years draft pick to get another defense and not a damn center! If they do that plus pick up another hard ass besides Neil and they compete for the Cup next year. So I guess the solution for Edmonton is to hire me to run things. Karllson already plays over 30 minutes per game and so will McDavid. Both on the ice at the same time? Holy Crap!

Vancouver is old and not good and the veterans are pussies. they should exit their Euro stage.

I blame Bettman for much but not these teams missing the playoffs.


brofan - 4/12/2016 at 06:30 PM

quote:
They are all at various stages of falling apart/rebuilding depending on who you listen to.

Montreal is the same for a while. Too small, too Euro and not tough enough. Price alone can't do it and they showed what they are without him.

Ottawa is young but has gaps that are definite question marks. Should trade Karllson and cash in on him. Not like they will win a Cup because he is there. His contract is sweet and teams would give up the farm for him. Edmonton and Ottawa are such obvious trade partners as each one has what the other needs. McDavid and Karllson would leading the league in scoring like Orr and Espo did. Look what Karllson does playing with stiffs. Still at the top of league scoring.

Toronto is terrible and may be actually doing it right for a change. If they stick slow then great but if they rush out on free agents then maybe not. Time will tell.

Winnipeg should have made it but had slips and they have tough competition.

Calgary is good and getting better but again the competition ahead of them is just better.

Edmonton is just a mess because they drafted the same type of player over and over so there is no balance. When it comes to trades, they want too much or want to keep everyone. After all these picks, they should be a Cup favorite. Call Ottawa for that trade immediately. Karllson, Methot and Neil for Nugent-Hopkins, Yakupov, prospect and next years 1st and 2nd Round Draft Picks. Sign a free agent solid defenseman and use this years draft pick to get another defense and not a damn center! If they do that plus pick up another hard ass besides Neil and they compete for the Cup next year. So I guess the solution for Edmonton is to hire me to run things. Karllson already plays over 30 minutes per game and so will McDavid. Both on the ice at the same time? Holy Crap!

Vancouver is old and not good and the veterans are pussies. they should exit their Euro stage.

I blame Bettman for much but not these teams missing the playoffs.


Man, CM, YOU should be some team's GM.


Bhawk - 4/12/2016 at 06:30 PM

But, blaming Bettman is so much fun!

Spoilsport.

Excellent assessment. And, actually, I'm not all that upset that Vancouver didn't make it.


Stephen - 4/12/2016 at 06:34 PM

St.L-ChiHawks is a finals-worthy 1st-rounder
While he probably won't be back, the consensus among some is Claude Julien did a great job this year -- he got the most out of a team of, outside of the nucleus, a not-great bunch he had to mix & match players/positions with etc
the flop, however, culminated by that unsightly finale, is too tough to stomach -- could be time to part ways

ChiHawks-St.L, pick em
AMD over Nash
SJ over LA
Dal S.Stahs in 7 over MN North Stars

RIP Mr. Snider, Philly Flyers founder -- they'll resemble the Broad St. Bullies -- & the bunch that beat us 3-0, and 3-0 in 2010 -- gaudy record & all Wash will fall they aren't Cup material

Flyiz in 6
Rangiz-Pen, Tough Pick -- NYR in 7
Isles & Wings 2, Fla. 0

The headline is yesterdy's Herald might've said it best -- to get better, the Bruins might need to get worse first


CanadianMule - 4/12/2016 at 08:27 PM

quote:
ChiHawks-St.L, pick em



I did.

The Hawks Regular Season starts in April and ends with a parade.

Then they get arrested in the summer.

It is a cycle.


CanadianMule - 4/12/2016 at 08:49 PM

quote:
Man, CM, YOU should be some team's GM.


I have been saying the same for years.

Was offered a much lower position with the Sens years ago but not a bad deal and it would have been sports as opposed to music which was enticing. Then during some business dealings, they pissed me off and left a sour taste. Some amazing people and over the years, they have brought in even better people at various positions. Would love it now.

It was unfortunate but it was kids getting screwed over in the situation and I had to deal with many pissed off parents who had every right to be pissed off. I was stuck in the middle and the Sens could have so easily dealt with it. But they dropped the ball. After months of back and forth, they tried to make good and by then the damage was done for the parents.

During the ordeal, I passed on the job.

Maybe if I had taken the offer, I would be GM by now.

Or selling beer in the stands.

Opinions would be the same.

I love the Playoffs. Distracting year and haven't watched as much hockey as usual. Son plays on 3 basketball teams so I am on tour with that whenever not working.

My daughter comes to some games especially if my wife works. Some moron chats with me on the weekend about how an old bastard like me scored a hot young wife. It was borderline laugh or hit him. She is 24. Guess that makes my wife the Grandmother. LOL - Don't tell her I said that.

Go Hawks!


Stephen - 4/13/2016 at 02:24 PM

quote:
quote:
ChiHawks-St.L, pick em



I did.

The Hawks Regular Season starts in April and ends with a parade.

Then they get arrested in the summer.

It is a cycle.


True that -- all roads, as they usually do go thru the Windy City -- if ChiHawks do make finals it'd be easy compared with conf playoffs -- that St.L series sucks bro (I mean to pick, + 1 top-shelf team out early)

count me in too, xclnt post on the Canadian teams

B's shouldn't blow up roster/get rid of veterans/fire coach/panic etc etc etc -- the roster has been picked apart little by little over the past few seasons -- little comeback for the great players no longer here who we won with -- Unhappy Times For B's Fans


leafsfan - 4/13/2016 at 04:17 PM

Washington in 5 - Putin has called on friends in KGB to make it so
Pitt in 7 - Kessel shines in a sleek and trimmed down offence
NYI in 6 - Tavares, Future leaf makes statement this year
Detroit in 7 - Injuries to TBay hurt so good

Dallas in 5 - Seguin returns with a bottle of crown and a bunch of blow to get things rolling
St. Louis in 7 - Anybody but Date Rape Kane
Anaheim in 7 - Cory Perry is the **** and they have goaltending this year
LA in 7 - Milan Lucic will bring back the hurt

Just to add, Wash Anaheim in SC for all the back bacon.


leafsfan - 4/14/2016 at 04:03 PM

Lets go Blues!!!


Bhawk - 4/14/2016 at 04:30 PM

quote:
Date Rape Kane


Really?


brofan - 4/14/2016 at 05:33 PM

quote:
quote:
Date Rape Kane


Really?


Even though THE VICTIM"S MOM came into "possession" of the rape kit ON HER DOORSTEP?

HUH? How did THAT happen?

Can you say, setup?

Can you say, Deep Pockets?

Look, Kane is no saint, and a knucklehead on top of it - that was well established when he and his brother drunkenly beat the crap out of that cab driver AFTER screwing the guy out of, like. 27 cents. The guy is a scumbag as well as an idiot.

But this case has smelled to High Heaven from the get - go.


Bhawk - 4/14/2016 at 06:23 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Date Rape Kane


Really?


Even though THE VICTIM"S MOM came into "possession" of the rape kit ON HER DOORSTEP?

HUH? How did THAT happen?

Can you say, setup?

Can you say, Deep Pockets?

Look, Kane is no saint, and a knucklehead on top of it - that was well established when he and his brother drunkenly beat the crap out of that cab driver AFTER screwing the guy out of, like. 27 cents. The guy is a scumbag as well as an idiot.

But this case has smelled to High Heaven from the get - go.


I'm naturally biased being such a huge Hawks fan, but I am in total agreement that the case was a total set-up.

As far as the cab incident, he went to court, accepted the charges, performed the court-ordered apology to the driver.

I won't go with scumbag, though...if doing drunken stupid s--t when you are 22 makes you one, well, then there's a lot of scumbags.


Stephen - 4/15/2016 at 02:42 PM

It's the right thing to do -- the irony of being honored w/accolades while we were on way out of playoffs for 2nd time in 2 years, wasn't lost on any1 -- it washitty timing -- bravo Mike Sweeney & B's -- he IS that -- a great coach -- Julien to return -- loyalty in pro sports -- it's as rare as it is refreshing to see

now we have to take a new approach -- KEEP the Reilly Smiths, the Johnny Boychucks, Nathan Hortons, Lootches, Seguins, Widemans.........& try to establish more continuity around the nucleus -- which is not any younger next year but they're still top players -- Zdeno? hopefully he feels up to 1 more year -- our D was inconsistent this year but he was still our top defenseman

2 years in a row of being bounced at 11th hour, while most of time playing winning caliber of hockey......that didn't compute to points -- we never got on a roll -- same thing, 2 yrs ion a row --

well, like the Sox this year, the B's will come back Slammin' next year

good luck to playoff teams, if ChiHawks get by St.L, They Make Finals -- same thing as the GSW-Spurs basketball playoffs -- Blues 2nd to no 1, would only get more winnable for Cup champs if they bounced Blues --- Pete Kelly's Blues they ain't


fanfrom-71 - 4/22/2016 at 03:30 AM

Bishop takes Wing. Checkmate!
Go Bolts!!


dimplesjbc - 4/22/2016 at 07:29 PM

I won't use the term " rapist " without knowing the facts . I have no problem using the term " Clutch " as Kane is possibly the best clutch player in the league right now , loved that OT winner , beat the Blues .

[Edited on 4/23/2016 by dimplesjbc]


dimplesjbc - 4/22/2016 at 07:45 PM

quote:
They are all at various stages of falling apart/rebuilding depending on who you listen to.

Montreal is the same for a while. Too small, too Euro and not tough enough. Price alone can't do it and they showed what they are without him.

Ottawa is young but has gaps that are definite question marks. Should trade Karllson and cash in on him. Not like they will win a Cup because he is there. His contract is sweet and teams would give up the farm for him. Edmonton and Ottawa are such obvious trade partners as each one has what the other needs. McDavid and Karllson would leading the league in scoring like Orr and Espo did. Look what Karllson does playing with stiffs. Still at the top of league scoring.

Toronto is terrible and may be actually doing it right for a change. If they stick slow then great but if they rush out on free agents then maybe not. Time will tell.h

Winnipeg should have made it but had slips and they have tough competition.

Calgary is good and getting better but again the competition ahead of them is just better.

Edmonton is just a mess because they drafted the same type of player over and over so there is no balance. When it comes to trades, they want too much or want to keep everyone. After all these picks, they should be a Cup favorite. Call Ottawa for that trade immediately. Karllson, Methot and Neil for Nugent-Hopkins, Yakupov, prospect and next years 1st and 2nd Round Draft Picks. Sign a free agent solid defenseman and use this years draft pick to get another defense and not a damn center! If they do that plus pick up another hard ass besides Neil and they compete for the Cup next year. So I guess the solution for Edmonton is to hire me to run things. Karllson already plays over 30 minutes per game and so will McDavid. Both on the ice at the same time? Holy Crap!

Vancouver is old and not good and the veterans are pussies. they should exit their Euro stage.

I blame Bettman for much but not these teams missing the playoffs. [/quo


Oilers need a good veteran on defence , they have plenty good young talent on D with Nurse ( first round pick ) Klefbom ( another first round pick if he can stay healthy ) and the big surprise of the year Brandon Davidson , also Griffin Reinhart and Jordan Oesterle ( who is progressing nicely ) are in the pipeline . Bring in a solid vet .

[Edited on 4/22/2016 by dimplesjbc]


Stephen - 4/27/2016 at 08:35 PM

quote:
Lets go Blues!!!



ChiHawks go home knowing they're better than most of remaining teams -- one of 3 O6 bounced in 1st round -- more than what can be said for the other 3
that game 7 tonight will be almost as good -- I foresee AMD -- giving me -- 4-3 -- you & Ipow-ree if it's amD -- tied for 1st

Pitts Gets Caps
NYI>TB
St.L>Dallas
SJ>AMD/Nash

bad stat on Shahks tho -- this is 5th time since 2006 they've gone into a playoff series w/a week's rest -- all 4 times, Bounced -- playoffs haven't been kind to them or AMD -- Ducks had best stretch of regular-season play -- rooting for them 2nite


Stephen - 5/14/2016 at 01:56 PM

It's posts like this -- I understand

quote:

Anaheim is on a 23-4-2 streak -- no matter who wins Stanley Cup, the titlist won't have topped that level of play -- same token, Wash is no lock to go all the way -- I think NYR will show that 2nite -- great games all around

Joe Thornton, 36, league's top scorer w/46 points since Dec. 15 -- SJ I think will make West finals b4 AMDucks or LA





Shahks in 7 Cranking games over Pete Kelly's Blues, 3 of which go to OT -- thought it'd get easier as playoffs went along, for StL-ChiHawks winner -- after all, "Blues 2nd to no 1, would only get more winnable for Cup champs if they bounced Blues" --
but a real interesting matchup, far more so than a SJ-Pitts final
Pens>TB

let's go Bruuins -- black & gold, all the way

[Edited on 5/14/2016 by Stephen]


Stephen - 5/28/2016 at 01:37 PM

ya to be a fly on THIS chatroom wall


Only winning the Cup, he has said, could for Joe Thornton top the thrill of being in this photo of Bruins greats
now, all these years later, here's his chance

not just Joe, but, nearing retirement after 18 years in SJ, what could be sweeter than a Cup for all-time Shahk Patrick Marleau

all those SJ playiz -- Joe, Pavlevski & Tomas Hertl are a Slick combo -- their PP, w/Pavleski & Brent Burns, a scoring machine --

many Shahks have been in the Tank a long time -- they make a point of keeping their key players -- Joe 10 years after 7 in Boston -- Pavleski (9), their D Marc-Eduard V (9), Couture 7....are you listening B's

Pens, what a squad this playoff season -- Cup resides in Calif this offseason -- SJ 6


[Edited on 5/28/2016 by Stephen]


2112 - 5/28/2016 at 10:22 PM

Sharks have looked really, really good. I'm going with Sharks in 6.


IPowrie - 5/29/2016 at 10:08 PM

Hoping the Sharks win. Sweep would be nice but I suspect it will go 6 or 7 games.


gondicar - 6/10/2016 at 02:06 PM

Sad day for hockey.


CanadianMule - 6/10/2016 at 02:45 PM

Very sad day indeed. There was no one like him before or since. Mr. Hockey indeed. RIP Gordie!

I am glad he is at peace.


Stephen - 3/11/2017 at 04:23 PM

....& compounding it all for Red Wings fans is, after 25 straight years, postseason pucks likely won't drop in Det.
a statue of the great man was just unveiled yesterday in Toronto
at the same time, Jimmy Howard returned &, sure enough, Wings beat ChiHawks last night

at any rate, yes, it was a fluke last postseason en Canada -- postseason pucks will drop everywhere norta-da border -- Canadiens have played well in 1st year w/out longtime Hab PK Subban -- in the nation's capital, Sens, right on Habs' heels

wottabout Calgary tho -- wotta stampede -- 8 straight
& Edmtn -- also playoff-bound under leadership of team capt./rookie phenom Connor McDavid -- big 1-year turnarounds for both Canadian squads -- we pay 'em a visit next week

[Edited on 3/11/2017 by Stephen]


Stephen - 3/11/2017 at 04:47 PM

playoffs do begin for us today --
15 games left, it's a 9-of-15 format to see who comes in below that awesome Met. Div. 4some of Wash., Pitts., CBJ & Rangiz..........CBJ??? turncoats have turned Blue Jackets -- where did their 1-year turnarnd come from

OK, to the chase -- same thing every year, Phila comes in for Sat matinee, we run em outta town -- they're lacing em up right now & beating the hated Flyiz 2day is more of a must than ever --
but yes, same thing as last 2 years -- we won't know till the end if playoff bound or not


Stephen - 3/11/2017 at 04:56 PM

...."at the end of the day, it is what it is.........." goes the current cliché

ChiHawks

I think they'll get it this year -- they're right on resurgent MN's heels, still in contention for reg.-season title -- they still remember their early playoff exit last year, to a very good St.L squad

crystal ball reveals ChiHawks-NYR final


Stephen - 3/18/2017 at 03:08 PM

Happy Birthday, Zdeno
His birthday always falls in crunch time -- this year I think Zdeno, 40, & the B's will extend their season
David Ortiz, Tom Brady (40 in Aug.), & now Zdeno -- athletes who have lost little at 40 years old -- let's go B's


[Edited on 3/18/2017 by Stephen]


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