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Title: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on September 16, 2019, 02:46:29 PM
Closing the book on last season like (https://i.imgur.com/VKCAsqJ.gif)

Preseason starting today is a nice birthday gift. :leon

We finally got McAvoy locked down. :whew

Still.... just one goddamn game from the cup. :beli

But you know what they say, when you fall off a horse, you pick yourself up, and you eat that horse. :mouf

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Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Flannel Boy on September 19, 2019, 09:02:56 AM
First round exit to the Bruins here we come.

I like Dubas a lot, but he is not a tough negotiator.  :-\
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 26, 2019, 03:33:48 AM
Damn Auston. Full on shitheel behavior.

https://sports.yahoo.com/auston-matthews-accuser-was-furious-as-she-reported-incident-to-police-015207329.html

https://youtu.be/Xe314lVNWc8
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 05, 2019, 11:07:10 PM
Red Wings win. Took over the first period and then were able to hold on while never trailing. Preds came alive in the last two periods, but those first 20 minutes did them in. Undefeated still baby 
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 08, 2019, 07:05:33 PM
Patty Marleau signs one year for 700k with Sharks. Feels good man.

https://www.tsn.ca/san-jose-sharks-sign-forward-patrick-marleau-to-one-year-700k-deal-1.1378438
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: filler on October 08, 2019, 10:46:01 PM
https://twitter.com/RossTuckerNFL/status/1181737774564757504
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 16, 2019, 01:27:07 PM
El Donaldo welcomes the Blues to the White House

https://sports.yahoo.com/donald-trump-gets-trademark-rambling-in-at-blues-white-house-visit-205220852.html
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 26, 2019, 09:44:33 AM
Yeah I know that the Wings are gonna miss the playoffs this year. That was known from day -127. What I didn't know was that I was going to have to put up with a 7 game stretch where the team couldn't put more than 2 pucks in the net per game. Like holy hell guys. I haven't watched this 7 game losing streak, but my god if I caught half of these games I'd be sighing eternally during the week.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 05, 2019, 02:31:28 PM
This stretch of Red Wings hockey is literally the worst I have ever witnessed as a fan of this team. Really dire  :yuck

Neat article about various little things in the NHL from the players perspectives. All anonymous though.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/28006296/most-dreaded-road-trip-best-dressing-room-gritty-fatigue
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 08, 2019, 05:04:19 PM
Wings are kinda middling right now, there's far worse dumpster fires in the league at the moment.

Speaking of, that offsides call leading to the Habs' victory the other night was utter BS, I don't care if you're a fan or hater of either team.

(https://i.imgur.com/gOKXVTZl.png)

The more stuff like that happens the worse the game is to watch. Why even have linesmen at this point?
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 08, 2019, 05:05:12 PM
Damn Auston. Full on shitheel behavior.

https://sports.yahoo.com/auston-matthews-accuser-was-furious-as-she-reported-incident-to-police-015207329.html

https://youtu.be/Xe314lVNWc8

Auston has always been overhyped maple trash.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 08, 2019, 05:24:00 PM
Tasty, I don't think you understand.

Look at the goal differentials in these games since the Wings lost to the Leafs back in mid october

https://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/teams/detroit/schedule?season=2019&month=9

Then there is this PK% number that blows my mind.

(https://i.ibb.co/zJQZ257/utter-losers.jpg)

With that said. I hope to beat your Bruins tonight  :awesome
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 08, 2019, 06:17:21 PM
Yeesh that is bad. Makes me feel good about tonight. :P
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 08, 2019, 11:21:15 PM
Heeeyyy Echo you tricked me :maf
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 08, 2019, 11:24:12 PM
 :pitbull

dat NHL parity babyyyy. No the Wings actually looked good tonight. Sorry mate.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 11, 2019, 11:18:14 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/4nc0DqG.jpg)

:P boogs :patel
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 11, 2019, 03:50:48 PM
Don Cherry gone from Hockey Night in Canada. Good riddance. The Euro bashing hurt my Euro heart. Though it appears that this time he was being a xenophobic idiot once again while mish mashing it up with a lack of support for the troops  :doge

https://www.tsn.ca/rogers-sportsnet-announces-don-cherry-is-no-longer-on-hockey-night-in-canada-1.1396208
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 11, 2019, 04:39:56 PM
Sounds like this Cherry... got popped. 8)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Boogie on November 12, 2019, 10:59:14 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/4nc0DqG.jpg)

:P boogs :patel

Ya, this season not exactly going as hoped, so far....
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 13, 2019, 12:52:10 AM
3 game winning streak  :success

That turn of events at the end of the third/OT
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 13, 2019, 09:56:02 AM
The fuck is happening with my team lately :rkelly
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 21, 2019, 02:01:13 AM
Babcock

Fired

Didn't last 5 full seasons. Contract was for 8. Interesting times in Toronto. Can their new kids on the block GM and coach take the team past rd 1? Tune in many months from now.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 21, 2019, 09:10:11 AM
:heyman :heyman :heyman :heyman :heyman

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I kinda wish he had stuck around forever though, he's such a screwup of a coach that it's worked out great for Boston. :trumps
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Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 21, 2019, 04:13:42 PM
Tsn bardown had some hot take tweets article.

This one was a failure lol. Up your hot take game:

https://twitter.com/evanscotthuber/status/1197270230361202688
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 22, 2019, 12:05:30 AM
:whew Didn't expect such ferocity from Buffalo. My boy Tuukka stood tall though. :mynicca
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 22, 2019, 01:28:41 AM
Buffalo man. You see how their month has been going and you wonder if they will ever be able to create a highly competitive team during the Eichel era  :-\
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 22, 2019, 10:28:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XXaTGaF.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/pykeJXE.gif)

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(https://i.imgur.com/lGgwZb1.png)
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Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 26, 2019, 07:12:52 PM
Well, sheeeeeeeeiiit.

https://www.si.com/nhl/2019/11/26/bill-peters-physical-abuse-allegations-michal-jordan-hurricanes

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Former Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordán accused Flames coach Bill Peters of physical abuse on Tuesday.

In a series of tweets, Jordán said Peters kicked him and punched an unnamed player in the head during a game.

"After years making it to the NHL had experience with the worst coach ever by far [sic]. Kicking me and punching [another] player to the head during the game...then pretending like nothing happened," Jordán wrote.

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Jordán's accusations come after former NHL player Akim Aliu alleged on Twitter that Peters made racist comments to him when he played for the AHL's Rockford Ice Hogs.

Aliu wrote that Peters "dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music."

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"He walked in before a morning pre-game skate and said 'Hey Akim, I'm sick of you playing that n----- s---,' " Aliu told TSN. “He said ‘I’m sick of hearing this n-----s f------ other n-----s in the ass stuff.'

"He then walked out like nothing ever happened. You could hear a pin drop in the room, everything went dead silent. I just sat down in my stall, didn't say a word."

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Tasty, I'm watching your Bruins tonight. Hoping for a good rivalry game against the Canadiens.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 26, 2019, 07:30:39 PM
FUCK THA HABS
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 26, 2019, 09:20:41 PM
Everyone watching the Habs get the everloving shit kicked out of them this game:
(https://i.imgur.com/DrzneuL.gif)


Me:
(https://i.imgur.com/YrB9vua.gif)


Can we hit double digits? Three hat tricks? There's still eight minutes on the clock!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 26, 2019, 09:37:04 PM
When things are going good, eh haha. That Halak save with the puck trickling through the five hole, but goes wide.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 27, 2019, 12:16:39 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/8Q8zdfR.png)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 29, 2019, 05:39:29 PM
Aye lmao. Peters' racist ass is out of Calgary. Oh and some physical abuse too.

Saw that OT goal by Krejci today Tasty. Pasta did nice on that play.

Edit: and the Wings lost making their losing streak at 8 games  ::)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 02, 2019, 04:24:50 PM
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/mike-babcock-allegedly-verbally-assaulted-johan-franzen-detroit-red-wings-183958192.html
 
:'(

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“[Franzen] was hurt at the time of the playoffs, we lost to Nashville...and some of the things he said to him on the bench,” Chelios said. “I don’t know what he said to him behind closed doors — but he was blatantly verbally assaulting him during the game.”

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After Chelios’s anecdote about Franzen spread, Johan himself confirmed the story. The retired Red Wing told SportExpressen, “[Babcock is] a terrible person, the worst person I’ve ever met.”

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Chelios believes petty displays of power are one of Babcock’s signature moves.

“What he did to [Mike] Modano was incredibly disrespectful, what he did recently to [Jason] Spezza in Toronto. Those are the things that are so unnecessary,” Chelios said.

Modano joined Babcock’s Red Wings at the age of 40 in a last ditch effort to earn himself a second ring. But as he approached the remarkable milestone of 1,500 games played in the NHL, the coach healthy-scratched him for a late-season game against the Minnesota Wild, leaving him with 1,499 for his career.

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”He tried to healthy-scratch me for the outdoor game in Wrigley Field against Chicago because it was my hometown,” he said. “Just to show that he’s the boss and to show the general manager that he’s the boss, is such a power thing. His ego is a big part of his personality.”
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 02, 2019, 05:01:59 PM
That 1,499 thing just pisses me off as a human being. Fuck Babcock.

Also first two periods last night had me :doge then I was :aah
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 03, 2019, 09:32:39 PM
These third period breakthroughs have been thrilling but a little tiring, wish we'd come out in the first period the way we do in the third... But a win's a win, can't complain. :P
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 04, 2019, 06:25:59 PM
https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2019/12/04/kid-rock-detroit-restaurant-facebook-little-caesars-arena/2606941001/

pffff hahaha. Outta here you chump ass bitch. This makes Little Caesar's Arena better.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 07, 2019, 08:01:45 PM
Friends: hey we are going to a Christmas Vacation theme bar to have some drinks.

Me: Ah, I already have some other plans, but you can tell me how it was tomorrow when we are watching the Pats game.

Also me: watching the Wings who are down 2-0 after the first.

... ... ... WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!  :duh
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 07, 2019, 08:39:30 PM
:snoop
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 10, 2019, 07:50:17 PM
Just boys being boys (in a good sense) https://www.bardown.com/a-mock-brawl-broke-out-during-the-bruins-scrimmage-and-tuukka-rask-destroyed-everything-1.1411162?fbclid=IwAR19yGeDSz51mldrxcuBHvP99_sdNOw_hR0O8RSAKNuw3Yv4Kx_ZWJE4_ss

Wings try to avoid 12 straight loses in a few minutes. LET'S GO!

EDIT:  :goty2
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 11, 2019, 09:23:19 AM
:kobeyuck Rebuild season breh :doge
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 14, 2019, 12:35:51 AM
Looks like Taylor Hall will get traded any day now  :hyper
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 16, 2019, 06:24:43 PM
Hall going to the desert. All in, in Arizona this year.

https://www.si.com/nhl/2019/12/16/coyotes-trade-taylor-hall-2018-nhl-mvp-devils
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 29, 2019, 06:11:13 AM
Red Wings have 2 more chances to close out the calendar year with 10 wins. Lightning and Sharks are in the way. I can see them beating San Jose in some higher scoring affair.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 29, 2019, 10:20:14 AM
Thankfully the yearly December slump (it always seems to be December) seems to be dissipating, right on schedule... *knocks on wood*

That 7-3 wollup on the Caps was a fantastic Christmas gift. :jeb
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 31, 2019, 10:11:39 PM
10 WINS 10 WINS!!!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 01, 2020, 04:50:21 PM
That was a fun Winter Classic. Very rugged. Almost like a playoff game. Pleasantly surprised that the ice was considered to be good.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 03, 2020, 02:17:27 PM
https://www.bardown.com/nate-thompson-had-a-humorous-reaction-to-the-ilya-kovalchuk-signing-1.1421937

Kovalchuk signs with Montreal. Two way deal. Montreal hoping to save their season.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on January 03, 2020, 02:19:56 PM
https://www.bardown.com/nate-thompson-had-a-humorous-reaction-to-the-ilya-kovalchuk-signing-1.1421937

Kovalchuk signs with Montreal. Two way deal. Montreal hoping to save their season.

:crowdlaff Good one.

Anyways the B's need to tighten up in OT, getting ridiculous, I know some guys have been hurt but hopefully Chara starts knocking heads in the locker room.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 03, 2020, 02:30:39 PM
Yeah I don't really see what Montreal is trying to pull either. I think they recently lost Gallagher for some time. Price isn't playing well. Kovalchuk is not the answer. Ahhh... Maybe they can trade him at the deadline if they can show he's worth a depth player position for some playoff team.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 06, 2020, 10:05:41 PM
Laviolette fired by the Predators. I know they have been middling this season, but I was not aware that Peter was on the hot seat. But if you are gonna try to spring life into your team by firing a coach this is pretty much the last possible chance before the season has gone on too long to change your fortunes.

https://nhl.nbcsports.com/2020/01/06/predators-fire-coach-peter-laviolette/
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 07, 2020, 05:37:04 PM
https://youtu.be/CGYTnXRqsLg
Really liked the Stars jerseys. Heck I like their normal ones too.

and today I get to watch some Kovy snipes as the Wings take on the Canadiens.

Real Edit: Wings win. They have won all 3 games against Montreal this year. That tells you how crap Montreal is too. Kovalchuck, no snipe. Beautiful pass on goal number 3 though.

Bonus edit: "Ooo slashing"   :lol :lol

https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1214624092046925825

goal in question

https://youtu.be/NK7bH2lU7_E
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 09, 2020, 11:31:56 PM
Goalie goal

https://youtu.be/jvOImiJGGQw
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on January 10, 2020, 10:50:48 AM
Pecoo rinooooo

Goalie goals  :rejoice
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 13, 2020, 11:54:54 PM
https://youtu.be/iV1-ivlFLQk

 :doge Rat
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 15, 2020, 02:26:58 PM
 :o
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/golden-knights-fire-head-coach-gerard-gallant-155932669.html

Gallant fired. DeBoer is new Golden Knights coach
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Joe Molotov on January 15, 2020, 02:29:05 PM
Was he drinking buddies with Jim Montgomery?
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 15, 2020, 02:31:29 PM
Nah. Gerard by all accounts is a good fella. His appearance always made me think of the Monsters Inc boss though lol

(http://www.catholiclane.com/wp-content/uploads/waternoose.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Joe Molotov on January 15, 2020, 02:39:50 PM
I don't follow the NHL, but getting fired midway through your third season after you made it to a Stanley Cup seems pretty harsh. Are they gonna fire every coach that can't win a Cup within two years?
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 15, 2020, 02:47:08 PM
Seems like a 1/6 of the league has fired their coach this season. Yeah this one was quite surprising as Vegas can easily still make the playoffs. Usually coaches are fired at the mid point of the season at the latest if the team feels they are good enough for a playoff run, but just aren't cutting it up till now. Vegas is currently on a 4 game skid, but yeah this was a pretty quick firing considering how the last two seasons went.

Gallant should be highly coveted by someone in the next season.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 20, 2020, 07:24:53 PM
All-Star break is nearly here. Wings have one more game before it. Another loss today came at the hands of the really good looking and old rivals, the Avalanche. A 6-3 loss that concluded with an empty net goal. Pretty par for the course for the 2019-20 Wings.

Still have the most goals against and still have the least goals scored. A quality recipe for being last in the league, which they are. I don't really want to dwell too much on what's bad as this team is fully in their rebuild. The goaltending is very rough and that's not helped by the defense being bad like it was last year. Kronwall is retired, Danny DeKeyser has barely played this year. So we are putting our defensive faith in Mike Green and Trever Daly as the leaders of that crew. As such, you get what you get. But here we can also start with the positive. Filip Hronek has stood out this year. He's a very young player who is looking pretty good and has been a key offensive contributor which no other d-man seems to be at this point. He also gets plenty of ice time. Young defensemen usually take longer to develop as dependable players you can trust in all situations, but Filip is on track. This is his breakout year and when the old guard is not resigned, it's he who will be surely taking a top 3 spot on the Wings D in terms of salary.

Offense - Is there any vet that is bringing much of anything to the table this year? No not really. Helm, Filppula, Abdelkader, Nielsen. There likely isn't any room for them in the league once their contracts are done. Anthony Mantha is having a very nice year despite injuries. It's a big deal as last season Larkin rose to the occasion and Mantha seemed stagnant in his development. This year Larkin is putting up less points per game. He won't come close to his season total last year, but it will be another solid year. Who knows. If the Bertuzzi, Mantha, Larkin line can stay together for the rest of the year he might not even be that far off. Speaking of Bertuzzi. He is positively surprising. Current point leader on the team. That's not a good thing when you assess the team, but it's impressive on Tyler's part. Fabbri is another positive surprise. A young player who had bad luck with his knees. He gets plenty of time here as opposed to St. Louis. What's his long term outlook? Mmm I can't really say. Let's see if he notches 20 goals this year. Lastly, Filip Zadina is now on the regular roster. Anticipated to be a scoring machine, he has a lot to learn and this year is a crash course for him. 24 games played. 6 goals so far. There's about 30 games left. You would like to see him finish with high teens in goals this year. He just has so much to learn. Keep him playing you know.

I heard some hype around the players who played at the under 20 World Championship this December/January, but man I never keep track of prospects until I hear they might be called up or they have huge buzz about them in the league they play in. So I have nothing to add to that.

Tl;dr - Wings are awful and the old vets are gonna have a hard time finding an NHL gig after their contracts are up with us.

edit - forgot abut Frans Nielsen originally when talking about the forward vets. I think he is used on the PK at least.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 23, 2020, 08:08:27 PM
https://youtu.be/lHfBMyD93QA

A little bit of fun nostalgia. And man look at all those mid-90s graphics haha. Soooo good.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 31, 2020, 04:34:05 AM
Tomas Hertl out for the season. Torn ACL and MCL. On the most innocent looking collision too. If the Sharks season wasn't already a dismal failure before, it will be now. Ship Jumbo Joe to a competitor cause he ain't winning a Cup in San Jose.

https://twitter.com/NBCSSharks/status/1222729223393005568
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on February 02, 2020, 02:10:20 AM
https://youtu.be/nmmVD_YrK-Y

Please meet up in the playoffs. The Battle of Alberta is hot this year
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on February 06, 2020, 05:48:39 PM
https://twitter.com/TheWingerDaily/status/1225079146910572545

 :dizzy (https://media.giphy.com/media/l378fIHIADPMXGwww/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on February 06, 2020, 08:43:53 PM
Ovi tha god  8)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on February 11, 2020, 11:36:08 PM
Jesus Christ we suck so much. I went out to watch today's game at a Sabres bar (some friends from Buffalo), and it was just awful.

 :'( :'( :'(

Edit: Oh no. Jay Boumeester collapsed on the bench. I hope this is nothing career ending. Usually it has been though. Hoping for the best.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on February 12, 2020, 09:01:05 AM
Shit that was scary to watch :( His dad was there too for their dads' trip, imagine seeing that happen to your kid :-\
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on February 14, 2020, 05:28:30 PM
He gone! Another coach gets dumped (on Valentine's Day of all days). A little late for Minny to try to pull something off this year, but the whole team is just not built to win shit if we are honest. A middle of the road team for a better part of the decade or so? I feel bad for Bruce. Not surprising that he didn't complete this season.

https://twitter.com/mnwild/status/1228349989946056704

edit: oh wait. It's Valentine's Day so I gotta add some little topical quip. Uh... heartbreak heartbreak (https://youtu.be/P3ue1JPFXEU)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on February 22, 2020, 10:02:39 PM
Alex Ovechkin joins the 700 club. Secretly hoped it would happen tomorrow against the Pens, but hey this is sports not Hollywood.

https://youtu.be/y5YrbHT8_bU
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on February 23, 2020, 11:06:21 AM
Another emergency backup goalie situation yesterday, I like stanning for those guys :rejoice  I don't even like Carolina or Toronto but I had to watch the replay to see the zamboni driver in action  8)

Also Canucks wiped the floor (ice?) with Boston, you hate to see it  :jawalrus
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Post by: EchoRin on February 24, 2020, 02:47:12 PM
TSN TRADE TRACKER (https://www.tsn.ca/tradecentre/trade-tracker)

Big one yesterday was Kovalchuck to the Caps.

For us Wings fans, we gave both Mike Green and Andreas Athanasiou to the Oilers. Sam Gagner came back our way and several draft picks.

The Oilers also grabbed Tyler Ennis from the Sens. Looks like they are building their offense for a playoff run this year so that they have more than just McDavid and Draisaitl taking care of scoring.

Patrick Marleau is going to get his chance ofr the Cup this year with the Pens who gave the Sharks a 3rd round pick. Kinda surprised they couldn't convicne SJ to take a 4th round pick instead, but that's neither here nor there. I'm curious if Joe Thornton gets traded too. I don't see why not.

And speaking of the Pens they also picked up Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from the Sabres.
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Post by: EchoRin on March 02, 2020, 06:17:26 PM
Gonna watch the Wings tonight after not seeing any of their games for several weeks (did I miss something? No lol). They currently sit at a "-120" goal differential. It's gonna be fun to watch the Avs who are looking like a legit contender this year. I mean the rivalry died eons ago so I'm not getting all heated up for this game for that reason.

Also gonna be fun switching to the Oilers/Preds game. Watching McDavid and Draisaitl is beautiful.

As for the current standings. The west is a wild one. Who knows how the wild card will shake out. Arizona constantly looking on the outside in. Can't score enough even though they went out to get Kessel and Hall. Hmm... what's the deal there boys? Goaltending has been strong. To miss out on the playoffs with that type of goaltending speaks volumes of your offensive game. Can Minnesota sneak in? They shouldn't. they aren't exactly a good team and it looks like they will finally be rebuilding after this season. Winnipeg. Biggest disappointment this year in the West? I would say so. They had some tough off season loses to their roster, but this is a team that with a few tune ups should be competitive for several seasons. Nashville is sort of in between. Pekka Rinne is no longer good it seems and that's been their biggest issue. Saros has played just as many games as Pekka, but hasn't fared that much better. It's never a good thing to have your goalies both playing below a .910 save %. Perhaps the biggest issue for Nashville is their special teams. They are no good on both sides. I don't know. Of all the bubble teams in the west, I feel like they are the ones who are playing with fire. Though I'd rather see them in the playoffs than Minnesota.

The East is kind of clearer. Florida is bad. They stink even at home. Screw em. Rangers lost Kreider to a broken foot (or something like that). So they are done. Carolina lost their number 1 goalie in Mrazek and I'm not sure how long he will be out. But c'mon. You guys have to knock Columbus out. Columbus really ain't that good even if it's a feel good story of how they overcame losing most of their star players in the offseason. Carolina actually went out to improve their team at the trade deadline. They have a few games in hand over Columbus too. Funny thing. Columbus' last game of the regular season is against Carolina in Raleigh.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on March 11, 2020, 11:32:42 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ES39bKjWAAAf4bR?format=jpg&name=medium)

The NHL telling the NBA "ya'll cowards don't even smoke Corona-chan"
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Flannel Boy on March 12, 2020, 11:52:21 AM
https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1238125722516029440
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on March 12, 2020, 01:39:33 PM
Yup. Season suspended.

https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1238156578731294721
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Post by: skullstorm on March 12, 2020, 02:00:16 PM
Well shit. I guess it's better to not take any chances but I'm still bummed  :corona_mj
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on March 17, 2020, 06:45:04 PM
It's early on in this Corona-chan timeline. Nobody anticipates any hockey in April.

Some ideas that have popped up in the meantime:

https://www.tsn.ca/nhl-players-spitballing-late-july-return-august-postseason-1.1458274?fbclid=IwAR3UDrDr10bNX-EfwbyUW5TSTDtQGUWesygULYI12FpsmnN8Cc3xRFnVxTc

This one seems pretty wild. Especially with how they would push the conclusion of the season to nearly the end of summer. Considering how you still have a 20-21 season to play after all.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/24-team-stanley-cup-playoffs-look-halted-season/

A little less crazy scenario
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Post by: Tasty on March 19, 2020, 11:31:29 PM
I figured the Bruins would come out on top this season, but not like this. :lol
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on March 23, 2020, 10:14:30 PM
Most interesting

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-DDytwhIZE/

That's Tayler Hall and I'm assuming his girlfriend.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on March 24, 2020, 06:36:21 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-DnBVaDNnG/

Ilya Kovalchuk also doing some things with his wife
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on March 24, 2020, 06:39:24 AM
I'm just assuming in 9 months there will be enough hockey babies born to form at least a few future NHL teams  :larry
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on March 24, 2020, 10:15:41 PM
https://wgnradio.com/sports/nhl-extending-isolation-period-for-players-and-staff/

NHL extending isolation period for players and staff

Quote
Deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Tuesday confirmed the NHL has asked that players and staff extend their self-quarantine 10 days beyond the original March 27 timeline to April 6 — further pushing back the earliest team facilities can reopen.
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Commissioner Gary Bettman said recently the decision to resume play would be made in accordance with health officials. The league is working on various scenarios about what a potential return to play could look like.

Bettman remains optimistic about resuming this season and awarding the Stanley Cup. That could mean playing games deep into the summer or early fall.

The NHL plans to stage a full 2020-21 season, even if it means starting as late as November.

Nothing surprising. Heck here in Chicago I think we're under quarantine until April 7th anyway (for now).
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Post by: EchoRin on April 05, 2020, 12:26:34 AM
https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/lebrun-nothing-likely-to-change-for-nhl-following-call-with-president-trump%7E1934230

Nothing much to say about hockey at the moment. The video in the link is relevant after Trump spoke to multiple league commissioners today. I don't know if Lebrun meant he doesn't expect hockey in 2020 or if he meant he doesn't expect this 2019-20 season to have an ending. Because I think this season is done for, but I'm not losing hope for the 2020-21 campaign to start in October just yet.

Plus Calgary won't have any gatherings until after June 30th for now

https://www.tsn.ca/mayor-no-flames-stampeders-games-in-calgary-before-june-30-1.1463128
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Post by: Tasty on April 05, 2020, 12:38:55 AM
So we can just call this season for the Bruins right? :rejoice
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on April 05, 2020, 05:58:21 AM
 :) :'(  :awesome :heart :hyper :rejoice :like :success :preach :win :aah

https://youtu.be/tpwzl61RhZs
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Post by: EchoRin on April 07, 2020, 07:14:45 PM
best thing about this downtime in the season is all the classic clips popping up or recaps of them.

https://youtu.be/bm8noVW1CTw

 Hey Patty :ufup
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Post by: EchoRin on April 11, 2020, 11:20:02 AM
Tragic news

https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/1248988749746155520

Somehow thought he was going to pull through. Sadly that didn't happen.
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Post by: skullstorm on April 11, 2020, 11:42:31 AM
Damn, RIP. I also thought he could be treated somehow  :-\
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on April 11, 2020, 02:05:46 PM
RIP. So sudden. :(
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on April 13, 2020, 08:22:20 PM
fixed

(https://i.ibb.co/SP39rth/doughty-season.jpg)

Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Flannel Boy on April 22, 2020, 12:18:54 PM
https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/1252982970161549313

They can just play the games in Arizona. No one would notice the difference.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on May 08, 2020, 06:18:03 PM
Not much to report my boys and girls. Season still in limbo. Don't know about the draft at this point.

A few things that happened this week:

Washington Capitals cut Brendan Leipsic. turns out he's a misogynist pig and a bit of a behind the back shit talker.  :hmph

the NHL will not play its scheduled European season openers for the upcoming season. There was going to be a game in Finland and the Czech Republic.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on May 21, 2020, 11:39:17 PM
(https://scontent.ford4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/99111952_10158381598456055_367173661758586880_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_sid=2d5d41&_nc_oc=AQnmTmvn-0ACYzL68zEjoezX0RF8n5OjC89OCqfHlwP-7XXTRpzqPOo6C7zwqp8C3Zg&_nc_ht=scontent.ford4-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=a6f59f430b03385a2abf873311c6f3e0&oe=5EEB1382)

The look at the 24 playoff team idea if the playoffs started immediately. the buzz in the last 7 days has been to use this structure.

That's your NHL update for the time being.
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Post by: EchoRin on May 28, 2020, 09:44:06 AM
Lol. Settle down there NBC Sports social media person  :lol

https://www.facebook.com/NHLonNBCSports/posts/3219252838094971
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Post by: Tasty on May 28, 2020, 10:49:37 AM
B's racking dem awards up :win

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We've probably lost all goddamn momentum and are going down in the first round like chumps :stahp

Worst timeline :stahp
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Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on June 03, 2020, 09:29:31 AM
https://youtu.be/T2-H5BI4nLg

Interesting roundtable.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on June 06, 2020, 04:33:53 PM
Tasty, your team captain

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBGKQtABFjG/
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on June 06, 2020, 05:46:31 PM
Big Z is the best. :'(
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on June 11, 2020, 08:22:19 PM
Phase 3 begins July 10. That means training camp. Resuming games date has yet to be determined.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/nhl-unveils-plan-return-ice-205704515.html
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Post by: EchoRin on June 19, 2020, 08:10:32 PM
Thanks Florida!

https://www.tsn.ca/11-nhlers-test-positive-in-phase-2-testing-1.1487808
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Post by: skullstorm on June 19, 2020, 10:18:05 PM
 :snoop
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on June 24, 2020, 05:46:12 PM
https://www.tsn.ca/jarome-iginla-doug-wilson-kevin-lowe-among-hockey-hall-of-fame-s-class-of-2020-1.1489175

2020 Hall of Fame Class

Jarome Iginla
Marian Hossa
Doug Wilson
Kevin Lowe
Kim St. Pierre (Canadian female goaltender)
Ken Holland (GM of the Oilers and had much success in Detroit, though left the team on a lesser note after fumbling the team's rebuild the first time around.)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Flannel Boy on June 24, 2020, 05:52:42 PM
I just assumed everyone on those Oilers' teams was in the HoF.

It's always been the Hall of Very Good, so no shock Iginla and Hossa made it.
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Post by: EchoRin on June 24, 2020, 06:00:35 PM
I think Iginla and Hossa are legit. Hossa probably the best Slovakian player in the last 30 years. You could argue he shouldn't be first ballot perhaps. But when I look at that I would say he's about as first ballot worthy as Teemu Selanne or Mats Sundin.

I really can't speak on Lowe and Wilson. I just don't remember them as players (Lowe I should remember, but *Reggie shrug*).

Though I can't help but think that Alfredsson should have made it in. Just as worthy as Iginla. Just as important as Mats or Jarome were to their respective long time franchises. Mogilny should find his way in one day. I think he's mainly hurt by time passing by and not enough montages to remind people that he was damn special.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Flannel Boy on June 24, 2020, 06:11:01 PM
Yeah, they're in the same tier as Sundin and Selanne (though I think Selanne's had a better peak). Hossa was a stud defensively (Alfredsson wasn't bad himself).

Iginla and Hossa are legit. I just meant by the standards set by the HoF, they were easy picks.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on June 26, 2020, 08:28:22 PM
Red Wings select 4th
Sens select 3rd
Kings select 2nd
Unnamed team from preliminary round will select 1st.

Derp me in the face
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 01, 2020, 11:14:22 AM
https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/1278297602128216067

Stealing this from our good boy Madrun Badrun
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Flannel Boy on July 01, 2020, 11:19:31 AM
Not playing in the US seems like a wise move.  :lol
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on July 01, 2020, 08:34:33 PM
How's the corona situation in Toronto? I read some panicky comments about it somewhere, is it really that bad there?
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 07, 2020, 02:27:13 PM
The season really looks like it's gonna continue.

https://www.tsn.ca/nhl-nhlpa-on-verge-of-labour-peace-plan-to-resume-games-aug-1-1.1492767

Key dates:

Team training camps start - July 13

Teams go to their respective hub cities - July 26

Preliminary playoffs begin - August 1
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on July 07, 2020, 11:11:52 PM
I don't post much cause I'm trying to ignore everything until games are being played again, but I really appreciate the updates Echo. :heartbeat
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on July 07, 2020, 11:15:29 PM
Reading my early posts in the thread reminded me how much I miss hockey. :( Fuck.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 09, 2020, 05:28:57 PM
Lindy Ruff has to cross the bridge to his new job.

He is now the head coach of the New Jersey Devils

https://sports.yahoo.com/ap-source-ruff-become-devils-coach-fitzgerald-stays-151432582--nhl.html
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Post by: Cindi Mayweather on July 09, 2020, 06:10:41 PM
This will be the first hockey season I ever watch. Rooting for the Rangers.

Watched my first hockey game the other week. Loved it.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on July 09, 2020, 08:47:25 PM
This will be the first hockey season I ever watch. Rooting for the Rangers.

Watched my first hockey game the other week. Loved it.

Nice!

Playoff hockey is honestly what makes the most converts. Shit is fucking off the hook.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on July 10, 2020, 11:51:49 AM
Also the Rangers are in a hardcore rebuild phase right now, which actually might be a great opportunity to join as a fan. Good timing Cindi. :)

That said I bring it up because until the team is actually rebuilt, their performance will probably leave something to be desired. But if you're a fan it likely matters little to you.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 10, 2020, 05:23:46 PM
Just enjoy Panarin scoring goals and making other teams look foolish till then.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on July 11, 2020, 11:15:32 AM
Also Mika Zibanejad :heart
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 11, 2020, 01:57:06 PM
https://sports.yahoo.com/flames-hamonic-first-opt-nhl-restart-160739667--nhl.html

First player to opt out of season. Travis Hamonic of the Calgary Flames. Easy to understand. He cites his baby daughter. Me, I also site the fact that Calgary has 1% chance of winning it all.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on July 12, 2020, 09:32:59 AM
Six more not participating

https://mobile.twitter.com/catmsilverman/status/1282123106564182016

I'm sure that's not the last of them, can't blame anyone not wanting to risk their own or their family members' health.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 21, 2020, 04:38:43 PM
https://youtu.be/ZSyfQvm7ruk

Peter Forsberg was my favorite Av and really my favorite player during his time in Colorado. He played a very physical game which eventually took a toll on him. But some of the goals in this montage show how good he was even when people were all over him physically. Loved watching him play.
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Post by: EchoRin on July 23, 2020, 02:04:56 PM
Seattle Kraken everyone

(https://scontent.ford4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/109922447_10158583570591055_2290836777707204534_o.png?_nc_cat=1&_nc_sid=da1649&_nc_ohc=z6vrjQSI6P8AX88Se6B&_nc_ht=scontent.ford4-1.fna&oh=628030fe46ed376d5bfe01d410803895&oe=5F40597E)

Threads:

(https://www.tsn.ca/polopoly_fs/1.1498861!/fileimage/httpImage/image.png_gen/derivatives/default/seattle-kraken-jerseys.png)

edit: Can't wait to see the internet go wild and create a Kraken-chan  :-*
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on July 23, 2020, 02:29:20 PM
:drool :tauntaun
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on July 23, 2020, 03:24:36 PM
Krakens is the most metal sports team name I've ever seen.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 23, 2020, 04:27:50 PM
Some more fun to get us hyped up for the preliminary playoff round. The ever so fun penalty shot. The penatly shot master kicks off the video. You know who. And I gotta say of all the goals scored, Roman Turek really gave Joe Sakic way to much space on the right. Bad body position from the start.

https://youtu.be/CgM3xGnbrq0
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: recursivelyenumerable on July 23, 2020, 05:27:36 PM
more like Seattle NEERRRRRRRDS but I don't mean that as a complaint
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: VomKriege on July 23, 2020, 06:06:52 PM
Seattle Kraken everyone

(https://scontent.ford4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/109922447_10158583570591055_2290836777707204534_o.png?_nc_cat=1&_nc_sid=da1649&_nc_ohc=z6vrjQSI6P8AX88Se6B&_nc_ht=scontent.ford4-1.fna&oh=628030fe46ed376d5bfe01d410803895&oe=5F40597E)

Threads:

(https://www.tsn.ca/polopoly_fs/1.1498861!/fileimage/httpImage/image.png_gen/derivatives/default/seattle-kraken-jerseys.png)

edit: Can't wait to see the internet go wild and create a Kraken-chan  :-*

What if early aughts Islanders but feeling sick ?
It's OK I guess. The logo and anchor are not too busy or bland though feels a bit dated. Using a singular name is fresh enough in American sports but in the NHL it's hard to top the Avalanche which is so on point. Kraken sounds a bit silly and very "If you grew while Pirates of the Caribbean ruled the box office !" while simultaneously being pompous for going to a mythological name instead of the "Squids".
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: VomKriege on July 23, 2020, 06:07:31 PM
Washington Crackheads NFL reveal ruined :noooo
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: recursivelyenumerable on July 23, 2020, 06:15:49 PM
What if early aughts Islanders but feeling sick ?
It's OK I guess. The logo and anchor are not too busy or bland though feels a bit dated. Using a singular name is fresh enough in American sports but in the NHL it's hard to top the Avalanche which is so on point. Kraken sounds a bit silly and very "If you grew while Pirates of the Caribbean ruled the box office !" while simultaneously being pompous for going to a mythological name instead of the "Squids".

I love it, it's great for Seattle bc
* Seattle loves nerd shit
* also the sea and stuff
* and nerd shit involving the sea and stuff

if we're not all dead by next fall I might try and actually go see a game.

Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: VomKriege on July 23, 2020, 06:21:45 PM
"Squids" or "Tentacles" would have been pretty nerd.
:expert
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 23, 2020, 06:22:09 PM
Some people on various other boards (looked at the Canucks forum) were bitching about the fact that they didn't chose some Native American name or logo. Blaming it on the damn PC/Cancel kultcha.  :lol. Bros, get a grip for Pete's sake.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Kara on July 23, 2020, 06:22:21 PM
RIP Seattle Thunderbirds (problematic) name / logo.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: VomKriege on July 23, 2020, 06:25:39 PM
Seattle Jobs  :mods
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 23, 2020, 06:28:54 PM
I do think it's pretty cool that the home jersey (non-white) doesn't have any white in it. It does give me some Winnipeg Jets vibes with the colors. I mean maybe it isn't as close if I saw the jerseys side by side, but still. I like the striping on the arms and how it will look on the socks.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Kara on July 23, 2020, 09:02:31 PM
https://twitter.com/McGuire_GIS/status/1286339937420349450
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on July 23, 2020, 09:06:05 PM
NHL getting bigger :heart

More hockey fans :heart

Being able to attend a game if visiting Seattle :heart
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 26, 2020, 06:59:09 PM
https://sports.yahoo.com/coyotes-gm-chayka-unexpectedly-resigns-224947005.html

John Chayka leaves the Coyotes. New GM is Steve Sullivan who was the assistant GM. Seems like there was a rift and Chayka decided to step down immediately. Can't say it makes any impact for this season anyway. You are better off having an exiting GM leave before the draft.
Wonder what will be Chayka's next step.  :thinking
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on July 29, 2020, 06:12:44 PM
Social distancing? More like social cuckening  8)

https://youtu.be/Ml6jy3MD_U0

Exhibition hockey with fights
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on July 29, 2020, 07:31:10 PM
Two goals for Ovi in the exhibition game, I've sure missed seeing those  :obama
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 01, 2020, 11:15:22 AM
HOCKEY IS BACK  :'(

(https://i.ibb.co/TLkzKFD/hcky.png)

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Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on August 01, 2020, 12:32:48 PM
This sport is dope
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on August 01, 2020, 01:27:26 PM
Carolina is such an annoying team :rage
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 03, 2020, 07:16:51 PM
https://youtu.be/5qZ3uZippDY

Holy shit. Finally someone other than Matt Dumba kneeled during the anthem.

 :'( :like
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 04, 2020, 10:53:14 PM
Cindi be all like, this sport is dumb

Bye bye Rags.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on August 05, 2020, 02:52:14 AM
This sport is fucking sweet. Who is the top contender?
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 05, 2020, 03:03:11 AM
This sport is fucking sweet. Who is the top contender?

I would argue in the East it's Tampa or Boston.
In the west I'd say St. Louis or Colorado.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 06, 2020, 01:50:35 AM
Blackhawks/Oilers series has been really fun. I haven't watched several of the series (Pens/Canadiens, Islanders/Panthers) and not talking about the round robins. But aside from the Canes/Rangers games, the aforementioned series has been my favorite so  far.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 07, 2020, 01:24:33 AM
Another team moves on and another one goes home.

Flames defeated the Jets. 3-1 series win.

Had a good laugh today at how the Maple Leafs blew a 3 goal lead and now find themselves on the brink of elimination.
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Post by: Cindi Mayweather on August 07, 2020, 06:03:16 AM
I don't know where to start tbh. Too many teams and I don't know the history of rivalries. I wanna get into it but I have zero attachment.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 07, 2020, 08:10:43 AM
We'll guide you. This whole preliminary playoffs thing is unprecedented. Soon we'll have the proper playoffs with 8 teams in each conference.

For now just enjoy the chaos. I'd say today watch the Penguins/Canadiens game or the Blackhawks/Oilers game. For the sake of star power.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on August 07, 2020, 08:23:42 AM
8 teams? Isn't that half the league? How are the play offs seen as legitimate if half the league makes it?

Sorry, coming from a baseball/soccer perspective so it's very different.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 07, 2020, 08:33:35 AM
Yeah it's been 8 and 8 for like uhhhhhh... My entire life haha. And yep that's about half of the league.

I guess it doesn't feel wrong because the teams are pretty close to each other in terms of quality. Lots of parity. It's not like in the NFL where it would be God awful if half of the conference made it to the playoffs.
Essentially it's like basketball, but in the NHL there always seems to be an upset or two in the first round as opposed to the NBA where the 1 and 2 seed is very likely to destroy the 8 and 7 seed.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on August 09, 2020, 06:12:02 PM
Damn I was hoping for Dallas against Vancouver  :-\
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Post by: EchoRin on August 10, 2020, 10:30:26 AM
Draft lottery phase 2 for the overall number 1 pick tonight. 6PM eastern time.

Everybody is on the edge of their seat and ready to rage if it goes to Edmonton/Pittsburgh/Toronto except for their respective fans haha. I guess if I had to pick who I want to see get the number 1 draft pick it would be Florida. The team has been crap or very short of being a contender forever.

Meanwhile, here is your NHL playoff bracket for 2020:

(https://i1.wp.com/russianmachineneverbreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/stanley-cup-bracket-2020.jpg?fit=1400%2C788&ssl=1)

Cindi as far as my memory goes, the onyl two series which are a repeat from last year are in the Eastern conference. Tampa/Columbus and Boston/Carolina.

Columbus swept the top Eastern seed last year in a massive upset. I'm sure Tampa won't allow that to happen again. That would be the end of coach Cooper I would have to assume if they don't win the series this time.
Boston took care of Carolina rather easily too. Maybe a sweep as well? But this Canes team is hot hot hot and Boston didn't play well during the round robin, so maybe Carolina will catch the Bruins slumping.

I'm most looking forward to the Canes/Bruins series in round 1 personally.

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Some fun guesses:

Series most likely to be a sweep - Colorado sweeping Arizona
Series most likely to go to 7 games - Washington/NY Islanders (cause it seems like Washington always plays a game 7 at some point)
Best goaltending duel - Philadelphia/Montreal
Series with most goal on average per game - Chicago/Vegas (I don't know why. Just a hunch)
Series to have the most penalty minutes on average per game - Dallas/Calgary (I think I view Calgary as bad boys so, eh)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on August 10, 2020, 03:31:49 PM
Yeah Boston swept Carolina last year. Which was funny because Canes swept the Isles after Isles had swept the Pens. St. Louis should have swept Boston to make it really ridiculous.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 10, 2020, 06:20:10 PM
Top pick goes to the New York Rangers

Congrats Cindi. This will really help your team as you have a team that seems to be in a very good part of their rebuild.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on August 10, 2020, 07:12:47 PM
Already seeing a lot of RIGGED! comments lol  :hans1
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 15, 2020, 11:33:13 AM
Tuukka Rask, goalie of the Boston Bruins has decided to opt out of the playoffs. That would make him the first to leave the bubble while his team was still in it I believe (Canadiens coach is currently out of the bubble, but not voluntarily. He has a medical issue and thus will miss the first round. Not Covid related).

Rask made a comment a few days ago that seemed to rub some people the wrong way. But I wouldn't necessarily read too much into it. He's got a family and maybe the bubble just wasn't working out for him or perhaps someone else in the family. So Rask is out for the remainder of the playoffs. Jaroslav Halak will take over. He may be the number 2, but he ain't your typical one step lower backup. Guy has had starting goalie experience with several franchises and has had big playoff moments too.

So it's a strange development, but one that makes sense assuming Tuukka is leaving due to family reasons and not something else that the franchise is keeping hush hush. I don't have any reason to believe the story is covering up for something else unless that somehow turns out to be the case.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29666909/boston-bruins-goalie-tuukka-rask-opts-ahead-game-3
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on August 15, 2020, 03:38:40 PM
Huh. I'm sure he's not the only one who really doesn't want to be there, at least he didn't decide to lose intentionally so that the whole team goes home.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 18, 2020, 12:18:00 PM
Watched the third period of the Bruins/Canes yesterday. Boy that must have brought up lots of PTSD for various people. Toronto fans, James Reimer. It was impressive. I haven't seen such a dominant period all playoffs. Going to be hard to recover from that game for Carolina. The difference between 2-2 and 3-1 series is massive. Losing a game in that fashion to make it 3-1 (in Bruins favor). I love watching how momentum shifts in a series.

Today might feature the first games with eliminations. Islanders lead the Caps 3-0, Golden Knights lead Chicago 3-1. I saw the last Isles game and they were all over Washington. Always forechecking, always on top of them. Not letting the Caps skate and move the puck gracefully. I'm happy for Trotz kinda showing "hey, you should have paid me" to the Caps management. And the Islanders to once again win a series post Tavares while the Maple Leafs keep going "wha happened? We got all these skilled players. Whadaya mean we have to play defense?"

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Oh no. Dale Hawerchuck passed away. I knew he was battling cancer. Just didn't think he was struggling that bad. Mainly known for his tenure in Winnipeg and Buffalo.

https://www.wkbw.com/sports/sabres/former-buffalo-sabres-star-dale-hawerchuk-dies-following-cancer-battle

edit: Nice tribute during the intermission on the Sportsnet broadcast.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 19, 2020, 10:56:12 AM
Blackhawks are out. Golden Knights move one. An expected result.

Today is a fun one with 4 of the 5 games being potential series clinchers. Only the Canucks/Blues series is stuck at 2-2. So a pivotal game 5 there to conclude today's schedule.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 20, 2020, 09:58:54 AM
Yesterdays winners who stay in the bubble:

Bruins
Avalanche
Lightning

Losers who leave the bubble:

Blue Jackets
Coyotes
Hurricanes
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 21, 2020, 09:53:48 AM
Moving on:

Islanders (good for Trotz)
Stars

Leaving the bubble:

Capitals
Flames (man missing Tkachuck really hurt them)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 22, 2020, 11:30:51 AM
DOWN GO THE CHAMPS!!!

Blues out
Frenchy ass Canadiens out

Staying in the bubble:

Canucks
Flyers (who suddenly don't look so hot)
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Round 2 starts today with the Avalanche/Stars

El Bracketo (https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2020)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 27, 2020, 04:33:34 PM
https://www.cbssports.com/nhl/news/nhl-postpones-thursdays-stanley-cup-playoff-games-per-report/

No games tonight. Those games are currently postponed as a show of solidarity and protest with BLM and the recent shooting of a black man in Wisconsin (I'm sure all of us know about that. This is a pretty North America centric message board.

The NHL isn't the only league to have postponed games, though it seems like they needed some pushing to acknowledge these racial/human issues from the Hockey Diversity Alliance. It's going to be baby steps with the NHL of course. The racial background being mostly white. If currently the league needs that extra push from the HDA then that's the way it's gonna have to be. This is somewhat newer territory for the league and it will get things wrong now and then, but hopefully with the HDA the NHL will improve and take strides on racial issues rather than just those baby steps.

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As for yesterday, that was some wild playoff hockey. The Avs nearly digging themselves a 0-3 hole but coming through in the end. Philly nearly collapsing (lucky OT goal, but hey). Felt bad for the Bruins rookie goaltender who had to step in. The defensive game was poor for Boston yesterday and it didn't really matter who was in net. But man, the Lightning even without Stamkos look so complete. They remind me of the 2001 Avalanche who were able to win it all even without Forsberg throughout the entire playoffs. This Lightning team is really complete. Though I wouldn't count Boston out. That performance yesterday made them look much worse than what they are.

Edit: NO HOCKEY TODAY OR TOMORROW
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 27, 2020, 08:37:46 PM
https://youtu.be/1lMNVna6Rt0
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on August 28, 2020, 02:16:35 PM
https://youtu.be/nXli5FjpLsk
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 01, 2020, 01:02:04 PM
Poor Tasty. The Bruins have been eliminated. The Lightning able to win out in double overtime while missing Kucherov (and still missing Stamkos). Don't see anyone stopping the Lightning in the East to be honest. I don't know what Kucherov's status is, but unless he is feeling some kind of concussion symptoms I imagine he will be available next series (he took a high stick. Left the game, came back and then left again).
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 01, 2020, 01:37:25 PM
Hopefully the Stars can close out the series tomorrow. They've had a bumpy season since Jim Montgomery got fired.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on September 02, 2020, 10:05:41 AM
Ew no :yuck Avs and Nucks are the only teams left that I give a shit about, but can they keep up the fight  :fbm
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 02, 2020, 11:12:57 PM
https://sports.yahoo.com/dallas-stars-president-says-team-164820368.html
Dallas Stars president says team lost season ticket holders over Black Lives Matter support

Meh. So what. Those ticket holders can suck a big one. I remember Dallas was one of the first teams to stand up for whatever the bathroom issue was some 3 years ago (I don't even remember what it was. I think a trans person going into the bathroom fitting of their gender? Something like that). I guess that didn't push people over the top, but a racial issue did. Whaaaah I can't have my white sport oasis anymoooooooore.

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Looking forward to game 7. Dallas did not look too hot in game 6.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on September 03, 2020, 09:39:37 AM
Yass game 7.

And yeah I remember reading some "there was a time when MEN played in the NHL" type of comments with regards to players kneeling etc and lots and lots of incredible butthurt about how politics has no place in hockey or sports in general. Jesus Christ these crybabies.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on September 04, 2020, 07:18:12 AM
Yes two more game sevens. I don't know if I can handle the stress of watching them all tho, lol
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on September 04, 2020, 06:47:25 PM
Jesus Christ I can't take an OT anymore after that 3rd period  :notlikethis Dallas is gonna win :brazilcry
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 04, 2020, 07:06:14 PM
Hatty. Game over. Series over.

PLAYOFF HOCKEY BABY!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on September 04, 2020, 07:06:31 PM
Fffuuuuuuuuuuu
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on September 04, 2020, 07:10:50 PM
That's it, Vancouver are gonna lose too cause it would be too much to ask that I get at least one interesting team to follow in the last bunch of games  :boring
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on September 05, 2020, 07:24:48 AM
Okay it would have been too much for my old heart to watch any more games like these last two, maybe it's for the best idgaf about any of the teams left.

Whoever wins the Eastern Conference can take it all as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 05, 2020, 10:55:44 AM
Fine by me. Go Lightning.

Don't think I'm gonna catch today's game, but I'm pulling for the Isles.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 12, 2020, 12:39:59 AM
Brock Nelson did some great things in today's game. The set up for the 3rd goal and then scoring the game winner. Awesome to see that after he had a painful game 2, literally.

Still, I don't see an upset here. Even without Point (Tampa) potentially missing the rest of the series which I'm not sure is the case. I'd start to worry if they lost a top 3 defenseman. Until then though I think they can weather the injury storm. Wish I knew what the deal was with Stamkos. Sucks not seeing him play playoff hockey and man would that really put the Islanders on their heels having to deal with both Kucherov and Stamkos.

https://youtu.be/OfPRyHQI4bo

https://youtu.be/g1u26wUNTS8
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Post by: EchoRin on September 14, 2020, 11:00:37 PM
Dallas Stars going to the Stanley Cup Finals. First trip since 99 2000.

ghost edit: 99 they won.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 14, 2020, 11:15:16 PM
Dallas Stars going to the Stanley Cup Finals. First trip since 99 2000.

ghost edit: 99 they won.

I listen to Dallas sports talk a lot, and this afternoon it was like "Okay, before we get into the Cowboys game yesterday, first we've gotta talk Stars." That's when you know things are getting serious.  :o
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Nuitangg on September 15, 2020, 12:50:03 PM
You better be listening to the Ticket.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 15, 2020, 04:42:41 PM
Of course.  8)

I used to listen to ESPN when Galloway and Ben & Skin were on there, but I don’t any of the people they’ve had since then.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 17, 2020, 07:23:53 PM
Alright. The fun has gone on long enough. Tonight I want to see the Lightning put the dagger in the Isles and twist it.
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Post by: EchoRin on September 17, 2020, 11:57:40 PM
There we go.

Lightning/Stars final. First game should be Saturday (I just checked before this post so that's the latest update as far as I know).

Looking forward to this. With all due respect to NYI, I would much rather see two high power offences duke it out. Islanders have some legit offensive stars, but on a whole their game is much more safe with a counterattack approach than Tampa and Dallas. If Stamkos returns for the Lightning that would be cool too. Maybe just wishful thinking at this point.

Regardless, let the Bubble Cup Finals begin!
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on September 18, 2020, 08:39:31 AM
Yeah I hope to see Stammer back too. Probably not gonna happen though, he is in the bubble and skating during practice but apparently not even close to returning to actual play. Meh.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 23, 2020, 08:03:36 PM
STEVEN STAMKOS IS PLAYING!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 23, 2020, 11:37:05 PM
Well he played half of the first period.  :-\

Sweet goal though

https://youtu.be/A_7xDzn8bT8
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Nuitangg on September 25, 2020, 12:47:38 PM
This likely ends Saturday  :( 
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 25, 2020, 02:05:27 PM
This likely ends Saturday  :(

I wouldn't mind that so I can watch Monday Night Football between the Chiefs and Ravens  :P instead of game 6. Cause you know that hockey takes priority for me, but man would I hate to miss out on that football game.

edit: Stamkos OUT for game 4
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 25, 2020, 11:28:56 PM
Well, certainly some controversy as to how this one ended. You expect Dallas will really have a chip on their shoulder tomorrow.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Nuitangg on September 25, 2020, 11:31:14 PM
Yeah, absolute horseshit call.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 27, 2020, 12:21:35 AM
Well I don't have much love for Perry going back to his Ducks days, but the man has been huge these last two games.

Game 6 on Monday.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 28, 2020, 11:37:23 PM
https://youtu.be/xlIjnd6X2Tk
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on September 30, 2020, 02:28:37 PM
Out of respect to Tasty, the thread starter, I will wait on him to create the next season thread. In the meantime I think we will continue to use this thread for all the offseason happenings.

There's been some trades here and there. Players learning they won't be coming back to their last team. Perhaps the biggest one is Henrik Lundqvist.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/30004973/new-york-rangers-buy-final-year-goalie-henrik-lundqvist-contract-source-says

The Rangers bought out his final year. Moving on with their two under-25 goaltenders. Henrik is 38 and I'm not sure what his next step will be. I think his days as a starter in the NHL are done and if he is going to continue in the NHL it will be as a backup. Similar to say Ryan Miller who also won a Vezina and never a Stanley Cup. I don't know if that's something King Henrik would be interested in. If this is the end of the road for him it was a remarkable career. Even without that Cup he will likely find his way into the Hockey Hall of Fame. But hey, that's getting ahead of ourselves. Perhaps some new colors are waiting for Henrik in 2021.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 06, 2020, 05:46:42 PM
https://sports.yahoo.com/red-wings-abdelkader-canadiens-alzner-164900734.html

Likely not too interesting to anyone except for me. Abdelkader became completely unnoticeable this season. So the buyout isn't shocking. I just figured it wasn't necessary with the Wings being far from copetitive this coming year. But hey I guess you set the tone and drop the hanger ons to make space for some of the prospects to get NHL experience. Let them make mistakes and learn with the big boys. Not like they will hinder the team more than Abby did last year.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 08, 2020, 03:52:42 PM
NHL draft is over. Couldn't tell you anything about any player anyway. A few notable things in the first round were that Lafreniere went first overall (Rangers), which was expected. 2nd overall was Quintin Byfield (LA Kings) is the highest drafted black player. So that's an interesting bit. One of the guys that fell way down according to experts due to head injury troubles was Lapierre, selected 22nd by the Capitals.

There was some neat little cameos with who presented the picks. Ottawa for example had Alex Trebek of Jeopardy fame do the selection. But the most heart warming one to me was the last pick of the first round by the Sharks. They selected a player whose mom is deaf, so they spelled out his first name in sign language. Really endearing gesture.

https://twitter.com/SanJoseSharks/status/1313680660419100673

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Other things that have happened recently:

Max Domi was traded to Columbus. They extended him for 2 years.

Crawford will not be returning to the Blackhawks and Taylor Hall will not be returning to the Coyotes. Schneider gonna be bought out by New Jersey.

Matt Murray was traded to the Sens. Gonna see if his flame burned out or he can resurrect his very young career with a team that sees him as a potential starter for years to come.

So of course the Penguins decided on keeping Tristan Jarry. 3 year deal.

That's kind of it.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 09, 2020, 04:07:06 PM
Ahhhh, lots of things happening with free agency so I'll just leave this link here and cherry pick some of the big ones later on:

https://www.tsn.ca/tsn-nhl-free-agent-frenzy-blog-1.1536537

Also useful:

https://sports.yahoo.com/nhl-free-agency-follow-along-for-live-updates-160449908.html
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 12, 2020, 12:35:43 AM
Taylor Hall signed with the Sabres.

For 1 year at 8 mil. It's a strange one. For a hired gun kind of contract you wonder why not go to a Cup contender rather than a team that could be in the playoff bubble, but hasn't proven that they can be trusted to break through anyway. The money is nice. Maybe it's something where if the following season goes well he and the Sabres would look to make a long term pact? Quite an interesting signing that has me a little confused.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 12, 2020, 04:32:42 PM
https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/free-agency

Nice list of all the free agent signings
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 12, 2020, 07:31:33 PM
Alex Pietrangelo signs with Vegas for 7 years. 8.8 mil. per year. Not sure if that's spread out differently, but yeah. Killer deal for Alex. Vegas continues to be Cup contender for years to come.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on October 31, 2020, 07:20:08 AM
https://www.tsn.ca/that-s-the-kind-of-teammate-i-want-bobby-orr-endorses-donald-trump-in-presidential-election-1.1545780

Bobby no! But it ain't too surprising that old white dudes vote for ol Donald.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 08, 2020, 12:16:31 PM
Gonna sound like the saltiest bitch on Earth here, but I really believe we were on track to win this year before NHL pressed pause on the season. If COVID was a year later, the B's would have that cup right now.

Oh well. GGs.

Thanks for keeping the thread alive Echo. :)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on November 16, 2020, 01:24:57 PM
Come get your reverse retro jerseys for this upcoming season.

https://twitter.com/PuckReportNHL/status/1328357993809911809

Really dig the Caps, Avs (Nordiques, Canes (Whalers), Kings threads. Wild just opting for the North Stars colors works I think. Sabres should have use the goat head, cmon! Red Wings way too minimal. Islanders were probably like "Do NOT use the fisherman logo" hahaha. Felt the Penguins could have have gone with the later 90s Penguin logo.

The first three are so bad though  :lol Ducks, Yotes, Flames. Dallas I think would have stood out more if they used the color version of that design.

edit: Oh and Vancouver, why not use the disco skate logo? The Orca is very "now" and not "retro" even though I know it goes back to the late 90s originally.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on November 16, 2020, 02:53:06 PM
B's one isn't bad, I'm a big fan of the yellow in general (all the Bruins hats I buy are yellow with the emblem.) And the classic B-spoke is a nice change-up now and then.

Yellow is my fave color. <3
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 12, 2020, 07:21:29 PM
DUCKS FLY TOGETHER

https://www.facebook.com/114454151903042/posts/4226359367379146/

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And I don't know when the next season will start. Middle of January is the current tentative date.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 21, 2020, 09:58:36 AM
Divisions are set for this season.

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-teams-in-new-divisions-for-2020-21-season/c-319844882

Quote
Each team will play a 56-game schedule and face teams only in its division during the regular season, which will begin Jan. 13, 2021, after the NHL and NHL Players' Association announced approval of the plan Sunday.

The top four teams in each division will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, when each round will be best-of-7.

The Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will play in the East Division.

The Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning will compete in the Central Division.

The Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights will be in the West Division.

The Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets will play in the North Division.

To add a little something. Red Wings? They will miss the playoffs. Nice to have the Blackhawks in our division. Also cool that the Stanley Cup final teams, Stars and Lightning will be in the same division too. Not too eager about playing every team in the division 8 times. Remember when the NHL did that in the post lockout season? To instill rivalries was the reason. Really it just got to be too much and that was when you ha 5 teams in a division. Circumstances here are understandable though.

Completely unrelated, but it's going to make some of the awards hard to vote for if you aren't going to see all the teams play. Like the Vezina is voted by the GMs. And even if you go by stats it's possible that some division might just be weaker offensively and... you get it. An odd season makes for odd scenarios.

But hockey is coming so that's neat.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 21, 2020, 11:13:27 AM
REAL HOCKEY IS ALMOST BACK FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 21, 2020, 11:14:59 AM
Going to be weird having the new thread just be "NHL 2021" (no range) :thinking

And then the next one would be "NHL 2021-2022" :thinking

Weird 😬
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on December 28, 2020, 08:20:16 PM
Henrik Lundqvist will need open heart surgery  :-\

https://mobile.twitter.com/hlundqvist35/status/1343573976640061440

Obviously not joining the Caps after all and will miss the entire season, and well I guess there's really no coming back from this at his age. Hopefully the surgery will go well and he is able to recuperate.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 30, 2020, 04:45:19 PM
@Tasty!!!

The Caps once again dip into the elder legends pool. Zdeno Chara signs a one year contract with them.

https://twitter.com/Capitals/status/1344387723847729158
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 30, 2020, 04:49:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/wnMnKUb.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 30, 2020, 04:53:43 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4N1NxcL.png)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 30, 2020, 04:57:28 PM
At least you get to see him 8 times this year, lol.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 30, 2020, 04:59:29 PM
At least you get to see him 8 times this year, lol.

(https://i.imgur.com/4N1NxcL.png)
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 30, 2020, 05:15:43 PM
I guess that's $2 mil in cap space freed up :shaq2
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on December 30, 2020, 05:22:59 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJb3MFaBB8A/

 :juchesad
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on December 30, 2020, 06:55:45 PM
:salute
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: skullstorm on December 31, 2020, 07:22:17 AM
@Tasty!!!

The Caps once again dip into the elder legends pool. Zdeno Chara signs a one year contract with them.

Lolwut
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: EchoRin on January 07, 2021, 07:21:58 PM
Some good vibes for Tasty before the season gets going

https://fb.watch/2TnFWF9Fu6/

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By the way. You want to just keep the same thread, but simply rename it to the current 2021 season? I'm indifferent, but since the thread moves slowly I don't really think it needs to be started from scratch.
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on January 07, 2021, 07:22:59 PM
I like starting new threads. :P I'll make one soon, promise. <3
Title: Re: NHL 2019-2020: Skatin' Through Salt
Post by: Tasty on January 10, 2021, 04:35:25 PM
New thread for the truncated 2021 season! (http://www.thebore.com/forum/index.php?topic=47985.0)