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NHL 2021: A Season by Any Other Name
« on: January 10, 2021, 04:33:54 PM »


Chara's gone :crazy

Season's shortened :shaq2

Bergeron's captain :jawalrus

Hockey's finally back on the menu, boys :rejoice

Games start on Wednesday! :D

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 04:52:15 PM »
Red Wings gonna be fighting for 7th place in the division.

I ain't even mad. The rebuild continues

North Division preview

West Division preview

East Division preview

Central Division preview

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 06:06:04 PM »
Oh captain my captain

https://www.facebook.com/16313679138/videos/702510747098486

Red Wings kicking off in an hour and a half. Yeah I know the season will be rough, but my excitement for the first game is still there.

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 06:15:50 PM »
BRUINS!! :punch

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2021, 11:12:42 PM »
Bruins :lawd

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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2021, 02:21:50 PM »
Bruins :shaq2

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 09:54:56 PM »
Tasty!

Rask was so good in OT and the shootout

 :lawd Lovely goaltending

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2021, 09:58:47 PM »
He's been absolutely ace both games so far :win

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2021, 10:15:26 PM »
Bruins :rejoice


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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2021, 02:19:12 AM »
McDavid baby  :o



I'm always down for seeing Toronto get clowned  :lol

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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2021, 10:44:07 AM »


~1:15 crazy bounce

At that moment, the NHL as a Haikyuu/Inazuma-style anime flashed before my eyes. :lol

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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2021, 10:49:52 PM »
0-3 comeback for a regulation win against the fackin' Caps :wong

Get fucked Chara (but not really still love you big Z) :umad

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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2021, 10:56:52 PM »
Dang. I gotta see the highlights.

I've watched most of the Wings games so far. Now they have had players out due to Covid protocol (whatever that means), but they sit where you figured they would even this early on. At the bottom  ::)

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2021, 10:58:50 PM »
Dang. I gotta see the highlights.

I've watched most of the Wings games so far. Now they have had players out due to Covid protocol (whatever that means), but they sit where you figured they would even this early on. At the bottom  ::)



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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2021, 07:33:51 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2021, 10:20:09 PM »
The urge to jinx this season is soooooo high lol. I dunno I just feel pretty good when I didn't expert to.

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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2021, 12:05:57 AM »


Figured you would have shared this Tasty

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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2021, 10:16:21 AM »
I was about to but forgot and fell asleep :lol His reaction :dead

Would be a much different vibe if they had lost :lol

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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2021, 12:00:54 AM »


:D Love seeing the team more willing to get physical.

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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2021, 12:08:02 AM »
The Wings, they can't score. This team is going to end up with the least goals in the league if things continue the way they are. And that seems almost like a certainty. It's rough and I know it's all part of the rebuild to expect massive struggles at both ends of the ice.

To put it in perspective. If the Red Wings score 3 or more goals, you can get free small curly fries at Arby's in the Detroit area. 3 goals. This ain't no dead puck era my friends. This team simply cannot find the back of the net on a regular basis.

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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2021, 10:09:27 AM »
The urge to jinx this season is soooooo high lol. I dunno I just feel pretty good when I didn't expert to.

Damn it past Tasty :stahp

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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2021, 10:09:46 AM »
Beauty

twitter.com/cotsonika/status/1362458448844124161

twitter.com/cotsonika/status/1362470070853623810

twitter.com/cotsonika/status/1362456905843544065
 

Holy shit this is fukken bootyfull :o

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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2021, 10:47:56 PM »


:o

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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2021, 09:56:21 AM »
The NHL was right in trying to play these games originally in the early afternoon. It made for the best viewing experience both in terms of the scenery  and the ice. The shadows in yesterday's game during the daytime were a bit intrusive. Nighttime outdoor hockey was fine, but lacked the scenery.

Of course, the playing surface comes first and I fully understand why the games had to adjust their starting times. Awesome location, too bad the sun was beaming the whole time. Apparently it wouldn't have been too bad had there been some cloudy days here and there. I was paying too much attention to the ins and outs, but the NBC TV people mentioned that the weather was too nice for too many days leading up to the weekend.

Putting that aside. Pasta! Doing the country proud. For sure the best Czech player in the league so far this decade.

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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2021, 11:35:26 AM »
Yeah this game was fakkin bootyful bro.

PASTA :mouf

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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2021, 07:27:42 PM »
Whoa  :o

Our first coach firing.

Tasty your old boy bit the bullet.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/slumping-canadiens-fire-coaches-claude-151919341.html

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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2021, 08:29:00 PM »
Whoa  :o

Our first coach firing.

Tasty your old boy bit the bullet.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/slumping-canadiens-fire-coaches-claude-151919341.html

Pretty sad end to a decent career. Fuck the Habs tho.

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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2021, 12:16:23 AM »
Possibly huge news for the NHL in the US

https://sports.yahoo.com/report-nhl-signs-seven-year-broadcast-deal-with-espn-222207219.html

Plus, Emily Kaplan does a great job writing about the NHL for ESPN. They don't even deserve her with the trash (albeit, obviously financially successful trash) they put out there half of the time.


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« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2021, 12:20:07 AM »
Does this mean I can finally ignore the stupid bullshit NESN has been pulling with YouTube TV and just get YouTube TV with ESPN?

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« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2021, 03:33:31 PM »
An update to the confirmed info in an infographic:



Article from NHL.com:

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-espn-disney-reach-groundbreaking-seven-year-rights-deal/c-322346092

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« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2021, 02:51:57 PM »
The combo on the hatty. No look between the legs pass  :lol. These two guys have it too easy against the Sens


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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2021, 04:13:35 PM »
Haven't really been adding much of the bigger news (coaching changes if anything), but this one is pretty huge as I just started listening to the podcast Whistleblower that deals with the ref game fixing scandals of the NBA from the 2000s.

Tim Peel got caught manipulating the game too blatantly and has now reffed his last game

https://www.tsn.ca/campbell-referee-tim-peel-will-no-longer-will-be-working-nhl-games-now-or-in-the-future-1.1612683

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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2021, 04:21:27 PM »
Damn, that's crazy :o

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« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2021, 07:11:50 PM »
Trade season is among us

https://www.tsn.ca/canadiens-acquire-eric-staal-from-buffalo-sabres-1.1614010

The lowly Sabres begin to send off players to greener pastures.

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« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2021, 02:18:13 AM »
Bally Sports, I hate you.

Worst TV sports broadcasting company in the US bar none.

They put the overlay on the bottom of the screen. Tasty, I know that might seem normal to you (I've watched NESN a few times this year). but no other sane company puts the overlay on the bottom of their screens for ice hockey. Absolutely unacceptable.

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« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2021, 09:12:39 AM »
At least you can watch it on your preferred provider. I've had to deal with DirecTV in lieu of YouTube TV not having a NESN contract. :maf

Also I guess I got used to the logo lol don't even know specifically what you're talking about, other than it being standard in all US broadcasts I think.

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« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2021, 09:48:38 PM »
At least you can watch it on your preferred provider. I've had to deal with DirecTV in lieu of YouTube TV not having a NESN contract. :maf

Also I guess I got used to the logo lol don't even know specifically what you're talking about, other than it being standard in all US broadcasts I think.

Apparently Bally Sports is severely limited on where they appear too. I watch through more sinister means.
But to understand what is causing all hockey fans stuck with Bally to lose their shit with all sports but especially hockey.


They chop off plenty of the ice surface instead of putting their overlay at the top where it doesn't interfere
Y'know, like any sane hockey production:









Le joke:


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« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2021, 10:23:47 PM »
:lol

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« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2021, 12:13:12 PM »
Beauty



By the way. Am I nuts or did you guys not have an obtrusive score bug before? This set up is really good. Yes I'm still losing my mind over Bally Sports blocking the ice.

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« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2021, 12:19:35 PM »
Like I said, I never noticed so I couldn't say. :P Only that it's gotten way better since the mid-2000s and the rise of HD broadcasts lol.

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Re: NHL 2021: A Season by Any Other Name
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2021, 12:57:04 AM »
The big get of the trade deadline? Taylor Hall goes to Tasty's Bruins.

ALL IN ON THE BOSTON TRAIN CHOO CHOO!!!

https://www.tsn.ca/buffalo-sabres-send-taylor-hall-curtis-lazar-to-boston-bruins-for-anders-bjork-second-rounder-1.1621992

One hopes that his struggles in Buffalo were merely that of a team with no chemistry and slumps. The kind of classic "when things go bad they go really bad" scenarios. Taylor should be motivated by several factors. Playing damn well so he can turn it into a hefty contract next year (likely for multiple years after seeing how bad things can go when signing a 1 year. Gotta cover your ass). And 2, he's on a real deal playoff team for the first time in his career. No disrespect to the other times he's been in the playoffs, but none of those teams were as strong as the Bruins.

His addition is a big boost that can help beyond the perfection line. It's most likely that you will see a two and two split. 2 guys plus someone from the perfection line and 1 perfection line guy + Hall + someone else.

Exciting.
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Re: NHL 2021: A Season by Any Other Name
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2021, 08:24:43 AM »
We got our asses blown out last night, gonna need all the help we can get.

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« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2021, 03:52:56 PM »
Aww yisss. Thank you Stevie Y.  :-*

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NHL Network's Kevin Weekes reports the Washington Capitals are set to acquire Anthony Mantha from the Detroit Red Wings for a package including Jakub Vrana, Richard Panik and more.

The deal is also believed to include a first-round pick heading to Detroit.
https://twitter.com/KevinWeekes/status/1381690672487489540

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https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/1381694893714763776
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