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« Reply #180 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.



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« Reply #181 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.
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« Reply #182 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
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« Reply #183 on: September 15, 2020, 12:50:03 PM »
You better be listening to the Ticket.

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« Reply #184 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.
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« Reply #185 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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« Reply #186 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!

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« Reply #187 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.

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« Reply #188 on: September 23, 2020, 08:03:36 PM »
STEVEN STAMKOS IS PLAYING!!!

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« Reply #189 on: September 23, 2020, 11:37:05 PM »
Well he played half of the first period.  :-\

Sweet goal though


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« Reply #190 on: September 25, 2020, 12:47:38 PM »
This likely ends Saturday  :( 

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« Reply #191 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
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« Reply #192 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.

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« Reply #193 on: September 25, 2020, 11:31:14 PM »
Yeah, absolute horseshit call.

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« Reply #194 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.

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« Reply #196 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.

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« Reply #197 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.

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« Reply #198 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.

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« Reply #199 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
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« Reply #200 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.

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« Reply #201 on: October 12, 2020, 04:32:42 PM »
https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/free-agency

Nice list of all the free agent signings

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« Reply #202 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.

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« Reply #203 on: October 31, 2020, 07:20:08 AM »

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« Reply #204 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. :)
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« Reply #205 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.

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« Reply #206 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
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« Reply #207 on: December 12, 2020, 07:21:29 PM »
DUCKS FLY TOGETHER

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And I don't know when the next season will start. Middle of January is the current tentative date.

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« Reply #208 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

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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.
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« Reply #209 on: December 21, 2020, 11:13:27 AM »
REAL HOCKEY IS ALMOST BACK FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #210 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 😬
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« Reply #211 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.

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« Reply #212 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

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« Reply #213 on: December 30, 2020, 04:49:46 PM »
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« Reply #214 on: December 30, 2020, 04:53:43 PM »
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« Reply #215 on: December 30, 2020, 04:57:28 PM »
At least you get to see him 8 times this year, lol.

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« Reply #216 on: December 30, 2020, 04:59:29 PM »
At least you get to see him 8 times this year, lol.

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« Reply #217 on: December 30, 2020, 05:15:43 PM »
I guess that's $2 mil in cap space freed up :shaq2
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« Reply #218 on: December 30, 2020, 05:22:59 PM »

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« Reply #219 on: December 30, 2020, 06:55:45 PM »
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« Reply #220 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

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« Reply #221 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.

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« Reply #222 on: January 07, 2021, 07:22:59 PM »
I like starting new threads. :P I'll make one soon, promise. <3
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« Reply #223 on: January 10, 2021, 04:35:25 PM »
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