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icehog3
09-19-2013, 03:36 PM
Blackhawks V. Bruins, round 2 in June....discuss. :)

Bruins Fan
09-19-2013, 03:43 PM
Both teams will be in the hunt that's for sure :D

E.J.
09-19-2013, 05:25 PM
AVS!!! Playoffs would be a step forward and I'm calling my shot, Avs in!

I thing Roy is going to bring some toughness to a team that has lacked an edge for years.

icehog3
09-19-2013, 05:44 PM
I thing Roy is going to bring some toughness to a team that has lacked an edge for years.

Hoping he will fight Jimmy Howard at some point in the season. ;)

drjammer
09-20-2013, 07:59 AM
AVS!!! Playoffs would be a step forward and I'm calling my shot, Avs in!

I thing Roy is going to bring some toughness to a team that has lacked an edge for years.
I totally agree :tu

This is the first time in many years I have been excited for the season to start.

Hoping he will fight Jimmy Howard at some point in the season. ;)

Too funny :r

dvickery
09-20-2013, 04:51 PM
oilers vs whoever is going to lose the stanley cup final in june...discuss.

try not to hurt yourselves falling over laughing.

living hopefully ever after
derrek

icehog3
09-20-2013, 05:42 PM
oilers vs whoever is going to lose the stanley cup final in june...discuss.

try not to hurt yourselves falling over laughing.

living hopefully ever after
derrek

7 years with Nugent-Hopkins can't hurt. :)

Now you can root for the 'Bulin Wall" in Chicago, Derrek. ;)

357
09-22-2013, 01:45 PM
Go Wings!!! Love to see our young guys take that next step this year.

dvickery
09-23-2013, 10:11 AM
kessel deserves 10 games...5 for attacking with his stick and 5 for being a coward and attacking with his stick while the other guy was busy fighting a real hockey player(or two).

being he plays for Toronto...3 games(maybe).

derrek

icehog3
09-23-2013, 10:25 AM
What about Kassian for breaking Gagner's jaw, D?

I thought the Oilers looked pretty good against the Ca****s the other night. :2

dvickery
09-23-2013, 06:06 PM
What about Kassian for breaking Gagner's jaw, D?

I thought the Oilers looked pretty good against the Ca****s the other night. :2

changed the n to an f didn't you???

derrek

icehog3
09-23-2013, 06:17 PM
changed the n to an f didn't you???

derrek

Guilty as charged. :lr

mahtofire14
09-23-2013, 06:17 PM
http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/103/files/2013/01/6952522.jpg

Gilbert is gone, Ballard is in. Should be in the playoffs again. Just wish we would get rid of Backstrom.

dvickery
09-23-2013, 09:15 PM
What about Kassian for breaking Gagner's jaw, D?

I thought the Oilers looked pretty good against the Ca****s the other night. :2

rest of pre season and 5 games...I am conflicted over whether this is enough or not.

derrek

icehog3
09-24-2013, 12:29 AM
Reckless, but not sure it was intentional. Oilers will definitely miss Gagner more than Vancouver will miss Kassian.

Ahbroody
09-25-2013, 11:18 PM
Sharks second round flame out as usual.
Ooooooh and Red Wings still suck.

yourchoice
09-26-2013, 07:14 PM
Looking for a respectable Flyers' season ending with a playoff appearance. Hoping they do something once there.

icehog3
09-26-2013, 07:38 PM
Looking for a respectable Flyers' season ending with a playoff appearance. Hoping they do something once there.

What they did in 2010 would be perfect for me, Joel. ;s :r

357
09-26-2013, 10:25 PM
Sharks second round flame out as usual.
Ooooooh and Red Wings still suck.

Mike, you should hope your Sharks get to see the Wings in the playoffs. That would mean they made it to the finals before they go Shark. ;)

icehog3
09-27-2013, 12:15 AM
Here we go again. :lr

AdamJoshua
09-27-2013, 02:39 PM
For all those Flyers fans ..

http://cdn2.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/20165461/bruins_never20date20flyers20fan20billboard201_disp lay_image.0_standard_709.0.jpg

E.J.
10-02-2013, 09:56 AM
That was fun last night, getting to watch NHL games again..... My wife was not as happy....

Avs tonight!

E.J.
10-02-2013, 10:55 PM
It's early and I'm still catching up on DVR... But love the way the Avs are playing and MacKinnon can FLY! Varlamov looks great, which is better than looking good....

E.J.
10-02-2013, 11:39 PM
Nice win... Hope MacKinnon is okay... LOVE Roy's fire!!!! This is going to be fun...

icehog3
10-03-2013, 12:18 AM
Great performance by the Avs, they looked great, E.J.

To each is own though....to me, Roy's fire is a liitle dab of douchiness. :r

mk05
10-03-2013, 12:23 AM
My boy Datyuk Highlight Reel got his point. Let's go Wings

E.J.
10-03-2013, 12:26 AM
To each is own though....to me, Roy's fire is a liitle dab of douchiness. :r

Yea...one of those love him or hate him guys.... He's my man, so his antics ring true....but I can understand that.

That said, the Avs need(ed) toughness and he's not going to skate a soft team. Top down....

icehog3
10-03-2013, 12:32 AM
Hoping the Avs stay in the mix this season, they're a fun young team to watch. :tu

drjammer
10-03-2013, 09:27 AM
The Avs looked great last night! In case anyone did not see, there was a knee on knee hit to MacKinnon and with a few seconds left in the game, the Ducks sent out their 4th line so to me I think Roy's response was to those incidents and I don't blame him for getting upset on a hit to one of his players. Love him or hate him Roy does have a certain style all his own and I like his passion which was so badly needed for this team *cough* Sacco *cough* :2

Ahbroody
10-04-2013, 10:31 AM
Vancover is still the biggest group of as$hats.

AdamJoshua
10-04-2013, 10:43 AM
Vancover is still the biggest group of as$hats.

Can't decide if they take after their fans or the fans take after them. That being said, having dated someone from Vancouver, I've never in my life seen a bigger group of bandwagon fans, worse than when the RedSox won it all in 2004, the never year every God damn college student in Boston was a "die hard RedSox fan" ... it was enough to make you puke.

357
10-04-2013, 11:49 AM
My boy Datyuk Highlight Reel got his point. Let's go Wings

:wo I'm with you. Datsyuk is the best all around player in the league.

Ahbroody
10-04-2013, 12:26 PM
:wo I'm with you. Datsyuk is the best all around player in the league.
Best hands and possibly best vision of ice. I think hes top 5 for sure cant say number 1 as other factors come in. Hes definitely deadly.

icehog3
10-04-2013, 02:33 PM
:wo I'm with you. Datsyuk is the best all around player in the league.

Two words.

Jonathan Toews.

That is all.

mk05
10-04-2013, 02:54 PM
It feels kind of weird for me to watch Flyers games...I'm only watching because I have a huge mancrush of Vincent Lecavalier (followed him from CA to draft to Tampa). I am probably his number #1.

...go Fly...ers??? I feel so dirty...

icehog3
10-04-2013, 02:58 PM
I feel ya, Marc, I am rooting for Ray Emery to have a good season, and for Scott Hartnell to get lupus. ;)

E.J.
10-04-2013, 03:14 PM
Landeskog sitting against Nashville tonight, leg injury and listed as "day to day".....

E.J.
10-04-2013, 10:38 PM
Varlamov playing well. Nice win!

icehog3
10-05-2013, 10:35 AM
Big start for Craig Anderson last night! :tu

yourchoice
10-05-2013, 02:50 PM
It feels kind of weird for me to watch Flyers games...I'm only watching because I have a huge mancrush of Vincent Lecavalier (followed him from CA to draft to Tampa). I am probably his number #1.

...go Fly...ers??? I feel so dirty...
Don't feel dirty, Marc!
I feel ya, Marc, I am rooting for Ray Emery to have a good season, and for Scott Hartnell to get lupus. ;)

I'm interested to see how Emery does without the Blackhawks defense in front of him...

As for Hartnell, I'll admit he can, at times, come across as an asshat, but he plays the agitator roll well while playing a productive game. Reports are he came into the season in way better shape than any year prior (something like 7% lower body fat % than ever before), so I'm hoping that translates into a more consistent year.

icehog3
10-05-2013, 04:53 PM
I'm sure I would love Hartnell is he was in Red and White, Joel. Regardless, I am hoping Emery has a big year, he deserves it.

Let's Go Hawks!

E.J.
10-08-2013, 08:54 PM
Avs are 3-0 with their win in Toronto. MacKinnon has 4 points(all assists) in his first 3 NHL games.

icehog3
10-08-2013, 09:19 PM
Avs are 3-0 with their win in Toronto. MacKinnon has 4 points(all assists) in his first 3 NHL games.

Was Craig in net again?

E.J.
10-08-2013, 09:26 PM
Was Craig in net again?

:confused:

Varlamov in net for the Avs.

icehog3
10-09-2013, 12:58 AM
:confused:

Varlamov in net for the Avs.

I'm losing it? :lr

Anybody see 19 year old Tomas Hertl's 4th goal of the night for the Sharks? OMG. Slap yo Mamma good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XwLs_ULR0o

kugie
10-09-2013, 05:28 AM
Looking forward to a good season.

Let's go Bruins.

First two games they looked pretty good but they still need to work out the kinks.

Hockey!

Steak and Eggs!!!

E.J.
10-09-2013, 07:55 AM
I'm losing it? :lr

Anybody see 19 year old Tomas Hertl's 4th goal of the night for the Sharks? OMG. Slap yo Mamma good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XwLs_ULR0o

This morning on SC.....& yes...WOW!

All I am going to be seeing on the ice for weeks, is kids trying that move....

357
10-09-2013, 10:00 AM
In honor of that goal, a few more all time best 'tween the legs moves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG6EnwqyRGY

Ahbroody
10-09-2013, 10:46 AM
I'm losing it? :lr

Anybody see 19 year old Tomas Hertl's 4th goal of the night for the Sharks? OMG. Slap yo Mamma good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XwLs_ULR0o

Watched the game. The Rangers were God awful last night. There were points in the second and third where they literally stopped skating in their own zone and just watched the Sharks cycle the puck. That combined with the Sharks new speed style of play with the influx of kids in the lineup, and every bounce imaginable going the Sharks way made for a epic game. That Thornton Burns Hertl line is going to do a lot of scoring. Each one is huge but they all bring a different element. Hertl is the nicest kid so its awesome seeing him do well. Nieto who is a Cali boy and played for LA Selects growing up also had a goal and 2 apples.

This morning on SC.....& yes...WOW!

All I am going to be seeing on the ice for weeks, is kids trying that move....

The boy has been trying for months. He cant do it at any real speed. Really can only do it standing still. Still 7 years old so.....

yourchoice
10-09-2013, 01:41 PM
Anybody see 19 year old Tomas Hertl's 4th goal of the night for the Sharks? OMG. Slap yo Mamma good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XwLs_ULR0o

Wow! :jd

Flyers finally win a game... albeit with their second coach in four games. I'm glad the organization had the balls to make the coaching change so early, because if they let it get to 10 or 12 games and things didn't change, it would have been a deep hole to start the season.

Tough times for Peter Laviolette... fired by the Flyers and having a dispute with BoA. LINK (http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/10/07/a-bad-week-for-peter-laviolette-fired-from-the-flyers-in-a-tiff-with-bank-of-america/)

Part of me wonders if the distraction of the latter didn't ultimately cause the former. (Lawsuit filed just two weeks ago).

drjammer
10-11-2013, 08:29 AM
Avs are 4-0 so far :banger:noon:tu

E.J.
10-11-2013, 09:09 AM
Avs are 4-0 so far :banger:noon:tu

Been fun so far! Unable to watch the game(traveling), but was getting updats on my phone....kept wondering when Boston was going to come back...guess maybe next time they play...?

AVS!

icehog3
10-11-2013, 09:31 AM
Avs are looking good, Boys. :tu

The Bulin Wall gets his first start for the Hawks in several years, hoping he outshines Nabokov in the battle of the old guys. ;)

mahtofire14
10-11-2013, 03:13 PM
Wild finally won their first game. Have outplayed the opponents in each game, which I guess could be a moral victory. Still only have scoring from the top line though.....season could go either way at this point.

mahtofire14
10-12-2013, 08:03 PM
I hate to say this but Matt Cooke has been a great pick up so far. 3 goals, 1 assist and solid PK shifts.

drjammer
10-13-2013, 08:23 AM
Avs 5-0 and they look great so far. :noon:)

E.J.
10-14-2013, 06:29 PM
It's not NHL, but the USA and Canada WNT's decided to dust it up... Over the weekend....and there's video....

http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/us-canada-womens-hockey-teams-brawl-in-pre-sochi-exhibition-game-101413

icehog3
10-14-2013, 06:37 PM
That girl hits like a girl..... :r

E.J.
10-15-2013, 10:42 PM
Avs again... Fun game, Varly continues to be a MONSTER...Dutchy gets another game winner. Unbelievable.....

icehog3
10-16-2013, 12:23 AM
Hawks get the SO win, and are 4-1-1. So much for SC Hangover. ;)

drjammer
10-16-2013, 08:00 AM
Avalanche 6-0, great game last night :tu:banger:noon

Ahbroody
10-16-2013, 10:54 AM
Lapierre/ Laflopierre has an in person meeting for boarding Boyle. He Boarded Shaw 7 days ago also. Hope the league hands down 10. Really didnt like Burns board later in the game. He was lucky not to cause injury. Sharks rolling though. They have realky changed their style and its working well for now.

I hate to say this but Matt Cooke has been a great pick up so far. 3 goals, 1 assist and solid PK shifts.

Uuuuuugh. He is such a piece of $ hit. He should have been banned. He has caused the rule book to be re written. He has ended a carrer and wrecked numerous knees etc. Much like Torres. I am one of the only people sround who still hates Torres now that hes a Shark. I will never cheer anything those 2 scum bags do. They have injured so many people.

dvickery
10-16-2013, 11:35 AM
local blogger has started a pool ... "in what month will the oilers win their second game???" .

sigh
derrek

mahtofire14
10-16-2013, 02:24 PM
Lapierre/ Laflopierre has an in person meeting for boarding Boyle. He Boarded Shaw 7 days ago also. Hope the league hands down 10. Really didnt like Burns board later in the game. He was lucky not to cause injury. Sharks rolling though. They have realky changed their style and its working well for now.



Uuuuuugh. He is such a piece of $ hit. He should have been banned. He has caused the rule book to be re written. He has ended a carrer and wrecked numerous knees etc. Much like Torres. I am one of the only people sround who still hates Torres now that hes a Shark. I will never cheer anything those 2 scum bags do. They have injured so many people.

I totally agree with you and the only reason I give Cooke any credit is because he's just about the only guy that Shanahan has actually reached and succeeded in changing. The man doesn't have a single minute of penalty time and he's up to 6 points and has drawn 4 penalties.

I still hate him for previous things he's done, but at the same time he's been a hell of a help and it's hard not to give him credit for actually changing.

icehog3
10-16-2013, 02:35 PM
local blogger has started a pool ... "in what month will the oilers win their second game???" .

sigh
derrek

Not the start I was hoping for for them, Derrek. So much individual talent at forward, so much offensiver talent for a couple of their D-men, but not much good in their own zone right now.

mk05
10-16-2013, 02:41 PM
Not the start I was hoping for for them, Derrek. So much individual talent at forward, so much offensiver talent for a couple of their D-men, but not much good in their own zone right now.

Need a new goalie and maybe back check

357
10-18-2013, 09:49 AM
What do you think about this play?

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24102870/cody-mcleod-offered-in-person-hearing-for-hit-on-niklas-kronwall

I'm a die hard Wings fan and I don't think it merits a suspension. To me it did not appear McLeod intended to go for the head or intend to injure. Kronwall put himself in a vulnerable position, something he admitted himself. I hope he's OK and recovers quickly, we need him.

Ahbroody
10-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Its a tough call. I agree Kronwall not only turned into McLeod, but he also dropped down so his head was closer to the dasher. Unlike laflopiere he doesnt extend his arms, but the first angle looks like he moves his elbow to catch his head. I think hes screwed though. The league will say he saw the numbers and should have let up because the play started at center ice, he knew he wasnt going to beat him to the puck and could have just pinched on the boards right behind him to I prevent the reverse, but its a bang bang play. The fact is he hit him from behind, he made no effort to play the puck, and from the moment Kronwall starts to stop its clear McLeods intent is to check Kronwall. He sets his body up to make the hit. If kronwall doesnt turn into him and just rims to puck around its likely a harmless hit from behind.

ChicagoWhiteSox
10-20-2013, 11:59 AM
Weird seeing Dave Bolland in Maple Leaf garb. Shoulda been a shutout game, Oduya missed an easy play.. Kostka made a nice goal though, new blood looking good.

E.J.
10-21-2013, 09:26 PM
Avs win again....shutting the Pens out. Did I hear right, the Pens scored every game last year?

Surreal season so far....

icehog3
10-23-2013, 02:21 PM
First touch of the Cup since Handzus brought it over to the glass in Boston on 6/24. This was last Tuesday.



http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/thecup_zpsbde591b1.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/thecup_zpsbde591b1.jpg.html)

E.J.
10-23-2013, 03:24 PM
Nice, Tom!

Bruins Fan
10-23-2013, 03:50 PM
Nice shirt Tom :r

icehog3
10-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Nice shirt Tom :r

A couple Bruins fans I ran into last week didn't think so, John! :r

Thanks, E.J.!

AdamJoshua
10-23-2013, 11:16 PM
Wow Scott is a piece of sh!t...

late shot to the head by scott (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=688230&navid=nhl:topheads)

AdamJoshua
10-23-2013, 11:17 PM
A couple Bruins fans I ran into last week didn't think so, John! :r

Thanks, E.J.!

I didn't notice, all I could see was a cop stuffing donuts in his mouth .. i believe it might have even been two at a time. :r

icehog3
10-24-2013, 12:28 AM
Wow Scott is a piece of sh!t...

late shot to the head by scott (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=688230&navid=nhl:topheads)

Link doesn't work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdJK-I8N2co

Cheap shot. :2

I didn't notice, all I could see was a cop stuffing donuts in his mouth .. i believe it might have even been two at a time. :r

Yeah, that's why I am so out of shape. :rolleyes: :r

AdamJoshua
10-24-2013, 12:38 AM
Link doesn't work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdJK-I8N2co

Cheap shot. :2


Six seasons, 187 games, one goal, four assists and 319 penalty minutes. There would be no big loss if he was out of hockey for good.

icehog3
10-24-2013, 12:46 AM
Six seasons, 187 games, one goal, four assists and 319 penalty minutes. There would be no big loss if he was out of hockey for good.

Great guy off the ice, fights like a beast, but I have to agree. No loss at all.

AdamJoshua
10-24-2013, 12:50 AM
Love hockey fights, love what Orr said the other day that fighting is good for hockey because it keeps players from doing stupid things. McSorley made a career out of watching out for Gretzky and fighting and he too ended up doing something stupid that cost him, fighting is one thing, charging a guy and blind siding his head with a shoulder is nothing more than trying to injure a guy and take a way his livelyhood, to me that negates what a great guy he is off the ice, in a way makes it more personal and less business.

icehog3
10-24-2013, 12:51 AM
Fair enough, we are pretty close to the same page.

drjammer
10-24-2013, 09:06 AM
First touch of the Cup since Handzus brought it over to the glass in Boston on 6/24. This was last Tuesday.



http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/thecup_zpsbde591b1.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/thecup_zpsbde591b1.jpg.html)

Awesome :banger

dvickery
10-24-2013, 10:51 AM
First touch of the Cup since Handzus brought it over to the glass in Boston on 6/24. This was last Tuesday.



http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/thecup_zpsbde591b1.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/thecup_zpsbde591b1.jpg.html)

tom

nice ... dream about something like this .

derrek

AdamJoshua
10-24-2013, 02:26 PM
Boston post game / mike milbury rant on buffalo and Scott oh and their coach

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aPhC3N8pG4w&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DaPhC3N8pG4w

Bruins Fan
10-24-2013, 03:57 PM
Peter Chiarelli just announced Eriksson out indefinitely with a concussion.:fl

yourchoice
10-24-2013, 05:41 PM
Flyers haven't lost a game in a week. ;) Hopefully they can continue that streak tonight.

chaase321
10-25-2013, 08:04 AM
Flyers haven't lost a game in a week. ;) Hopefully they can continue that streak tonight.

This comment just made my day. They have played 1 game, and won, therefore, undefeated for the week! Streak of 1 baby! :r

yourchoice
10-25-2013, 08:52 AM
This comment just made my day. They have played 1 game, and won, therefore, undefeated for the week! Streak of 1 baby! :r

:D :D

drjammer
10-29-2013, 08:16 AM
How about them Avs 10-1 :banger :noon:) :tu

Drew@CHhumdiors
10-29-2013, 01:09 PM
Just wanted to represent the first place Tampa Bay Lighting - Huge Bolts fan here!!!! GO Bolts

E.J.
10-29-2013, 02:01 PM
How about them Avs 10-1 :banger :noon:) :tu

I approve of this post!

E.J.
10-30-2013, 09:50 PM
Varlamov was arrested on a domestic violence charge. 2 charges, 1 misdemeanor, 1 felony..ugh.

icehog3
10-31-2013, 03:31 AM
Varlamov was arrested on a domestic violence charge. 2 charges, 1 misdemeanor, 1 felony..ugh.

You're lucky to have Giguere, he has been lights out in his 3 starts so far. I'd hate to think of what might happen if Crawford went down in Chicago. :hn

AdamJoshua
10-31-2013, 05:55 PM
So Scott gets a 7 game suspension for his hit on Lou Eriksson, too bad he doesn't have to miss (or anyone that goes for the head) as many games as Eriksson is going to miss.

Maybe the punishment should be you sit till the player comes back THEN you sit for 7 more games.

icehog3
10-31-2013, 06:28 PM
But what if the player you hit is hockey's version of Derek Rose?

dvickery
10-31-2013, 06:53 PM
just figgered it out ... at the rate they are going ... the oilers should/might win 17 games this year.

woohoo ... another first overall draft pick .

hopefully ever after :)
derrek

357
11-01-2013, 12:30 PM
Stumbled across this today. For those who remember "Vlad the impaler"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB7ZgGzAGq0

icehog3
11-01-2013, 03:01 PM
Stumbled across this today. For those who remember "Vlad the impaler"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB7ZgGzAGq0

Yeah, Mike. I remember when he knocked Jocelyn Lemeiux's teeth out with a cheap crosscheck in the face, and I remember when Dirk Graham kicked the living sh!t out of him the next time they played. It's a tragedy what happened to him off the ice, but on the ice I had no love for him.

How about Patrick Roy's comments to the media on Varlomov starting tonight? What a douche. :r

AdamJoshua
11-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Oh come on Semyon is just a big teddy bear! :r :r :r

icehog3
11-01-2013, 07:22 PM
Oh come on Semyon is just a big teddy bear! :r :r :r

I was meaning Roy.... ;)

E.J.
11-01-2013, 10:31 PM
Didn't hear the comments. I was surprised he got the start, but didn't assume he'd sit another start.

11-1....wow....unbelievable...

icehog3
11-02-2013, 03:03 AM
Ray Emery. Wow.

yourchoice
11-02-2013, 07:41 AM
Ray Emery. Wow.

Yeah...wow.

Frustrated as much as the fan base.

E.J.
11-02-2013, 08:45 AM
He should be frustrated....embarrassed? Allowed 4 goals on 15 shots, which isn't much worse than his early season average of .846...not even cracking the top 38 in the league...

Bruins Fan
11-02-2013, 06:01 PM
Emery got the third star how embarrassing is that?
I heard there was no rule in place to suspend him..just watch Shanahan makes one up as he goes along.

E.J.
11-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Emery got the third star how embarrassing is that?
.

Off the scale....

Ahbroody
11-06-2013, 04:07 PM
Really wish the nhl would have the stones to say when a ref blows a call. We have had no call on hits that were later ruled suspensions. Majors assessed on clean hits and gems like the waved off goal in last nights sharks sabers game. Intent to blow whistle my as $
http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/06/nhl-defends-no-goal-call-in-sharks-sabres-ot/

icehog3
11-06-2013, 06:03 PM
Toronto blew that, Mike, not the refs. :2

Ahbroody
11-07-2013, 12:57 AM
I still put blame on the ref for not taking the time to review the play. In a situation like that with a scramble and player alleging it went in why not take a look.

Just wstching NHL tonight bad look with the fan ripping the helmet of Pardys head and the lady pouring her wine on him. Dude looked lit, but thats worthy of a fan ban.

E.J.
11-07-2013, 09:17 AM
Now that was the Avs I was expecting.... Porous defense, looking lost often, bursts of "wow" but a lot of..."what?" I missed the last 30 minutes(had a hockey game to go watch), but it looks like it mirrored the first 30....

That okay.....what a great start! GO AVS!

Erik Johnson was assessed a 10-minute misconduct at the end of the second period for handing his broken stick to a fan in the stands....really...:confused::td

icehog3
11-07-2013, 09:33 AM
Mike, I watched the game and didn't see any Sharks protesting...maybe I missed that?

The helmet rip was crazy, back in the 80's the Jets would have gone into the stands and beat that guy to a pulp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2LGxgR-WQM

E.J.
11-08-2013, 10:59 PM
Jiggy 5-0, Avs 13-2....good God, SWEET!

icehog3
11-08-2013, 11:35 PM
Jiggy 5-0, Avs 13-2....good God, SWEET!

This season's Ray Emery? (wins, not fights). :r

drjammer
11-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Jiggy 5-0, Avs 13-2....good God, SWEET!

Looking good :noon

icehog3
11-09-2013, 10:02 AM
Oilers signed goaltender Ilya "Universe" Bryzgalov to a 1 year deal.

Yeah, that's the answer. :rolleyes: :lr

icehog3
11-14-2013, 12:49 AM
Oilers shut out for their 3rd consecutive home game, first time in franchise history, Hall, Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle, Gagner, Yakupov, and they can't score in 3 games. Derrek must be pulling his hair out. :hn

mahtofire14
11-14-2013, 01:21 AM
After watching Backstrom, Granlund and Pominville take shots to the head from numerous Leafs, they are now up in my top two dirtiest teams in the league. Thank god we beat them tonight or I would have been really pissed.

dvickery
11-14-2013, 08:39 AM
Oilers shut out for their 3rd consecutive home game, first time in franchise history, Hall, Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle, Gagner, Yakupov, and they can't score in 3 games. Derrek must be pulling his hair out. :hn

all I can console myself with is ... maybe they will get all the old oilers fired and we can move on from there .

get rid of lowe huddy acton smith mactavish ... things would only go uphill from there...cant go down .

sniff
derrek

E.J.
11-14-2013, 09:22 PM
Trainwreck of an Avs game...

icehog3
11-15-2013, 01:42 AM
Hawks win another shootout, and (re)pick up Kris Versteeg. Hoping coming back to Chicago will bring him back to his 2010 form.

drjammer
11-15-2013, 08:18 AM
Trainwreck of an Avs game...

Horrible game, hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come :sh

dijit
11-15-2013, 10:20 AM
Hawks win another shootout, and (re)pick up Kris Versteeg. Hoping coming back to Chicago will bring him back to his 2010 form.

Awesome pick up and agreed hopefully he will return to his old form

icehog3
11-15-2013, 11:37 AM
Awesome pick up and agreed hopefully he will return to his old form

Hawks put Handzus on long term IR and sent Morin back to the Icehogs, looks like Kris will be in the line-up tomorrow. :)

icehog3
11-16-2013, 10:48 PM
Headed down to the United Center for the Hawsk-Sharks game tomorrow, wanted to go to this one as both teams have looked great early. Hopefully the Hawks rebound from their worst game of the season today in Bumpkintwon.

drjammer
11-17-2013, 08:12 AM
Avs lost their third in a row, I have a feeling this is going to be a roller coaster ride this season :confused:

icehog3
11-18-2013, 12:24 AM
Had a great time at the Hawks game. I've watched most of the Sharks games this season, so I know how dangerous they are, but tonight was the Hawks' night.

Actually though Couture was going to have a monster night after his first couple shifts, but hardly noticed him after that. Got to see the speed of Hertl and Wingels in person, but they didn't dent the scoresheet either.

E.J.
11-19-2013, 10:27 PM
Just got home, Avs up big.... Wish I would have DVR'd this....

icehog3
11-20-2013, 12:40 AM
Just got home, Avs up big.... Wish I would have DVR'd this....

Wish I hadn't, E.J. :lr :hn

E.J.
11-21-2013, 10:47 PM
Big win again for Avs tonight... Took OT after giving up lead in 3rd, then tying up after going down... Long and short, win better than loss...

icehog3
11-22-2013, 12:08 AM
4 points for Captain Serious, Hawks back in the win column.

E.J.
11-23-2013, 10:10 PM
Looks like Avs are skating 4 on 5 all the 1st... Not often I've just watched the look out skated, but the Kings are flying around.

E.J.
11-23-2013, 11:08 PM
Totally flipped 2nd? Avs need to get on the board! Have to kill another +/- 3 minutes of PK to start the 3rd!

E.J.
11-24-2013, 12:04 AM
Unbelievable...big win! Now beat the Blues on Wed!

icehog3
11-24-2013, 12:53 AM
I will be an Avs fan on Wednesday, hate me some Blues.

2 goals in 9 seconds in the 3rd gave the Hawks a comeback win....Crawford was huge.

yourchoice
11-25-2013, 08:50 AM
Ray Emery. Wow.

A lot of times, when a team is struggling, the team will look to the captain to spark something, sometimes with a fight. For the Flyers the spark may have come not from Giroux, but from Emery's fight that seemed so egregious at the time. Since that fight, the Flyers have gone 7-1-1 to get themselves back to .500.

There's hope in this season yet!

icehog3
11-25-2013, 09:36 AM
Flyers turnaround has been a good one, Joel, and since they are in the East, they still are in the hunt! :r

P.S.....I am a big fan of Emery, despite the trend to bash him right now.

icehog3
11-28-2013, 01:53 AM
Hawks down 2-0 halfway through the 3rd, score 2 goals in 56 seconds to tie it....then Kane pots a spin-o-rama, his second goal of the game, with 18 seconds left for the win, to keep the Hawks in 1st place in the NHL for tonight.

drjammer
11-28-2013, 08:03 AM
Does the Blues have the Avs number or what :confused:

Armaniac
11-28-2013, 08:00 PM
Ok I guess I'll chime in and get yelled at. If Subban doesn't make the Canadian olympic team, I'll have to kick Yzerman where it counts :gary

dvickery
11-29-2013, 12:51 AM
Ok I guess I'll chime in and get yelled at. If Subban doesn't make the Canadian olympic team, I'll have to kick Yzerman where it counts :gary

as long as they pick the best of the talent available(subban or not) ... not like world juniors were subban(other subban) was pre selected months ahead of time to be the #1 goalie ... the best goalie in camp was sent back to Edmonton (after a great camp) .

derrek

icehog3
11-29-2013, 02:24 AM
Team Canada .... notice "Team" in the title. Not sure P.K. always gets it just yet. Loads of talent and upside, still a bit of growing up to do perhaps? Sort of like Patrick Kane a few years back.

And Stevie Y. has balls of steel. ;)

Bryz gets a shutout in his first start for the Oilers.....could the playoffs be far behind, Derrek? :)

icehog3
11-30-2013, 01:36 AM
Blackhawks moved to 5-1 in their 7 game road trip, winning an 11 round shootout against Dallas. Corey and Kari were both stellar in the shootout, Corey was just "one louder....he went to 11".

Early in the season, Hawks would dominate early, then hang on to win. Now it seems to be the reverse. They have won 5 in a row, but have been behind going into the 3rd period in 4 of the 5, finding a way to come back and win in each. Once they start playing 60 minutes consistently, they are gonna be really dangerous.....but I'll settle for 1st in the NHL right now. :)

Partagaspete
12-01-2013, 08:28 AM
LOLIslanders...

Finding new and incredible ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

This team rapes my soul!

icehog3
12-01-2013, 10:12 AM
Hawks finish their annual "Circus" road trip 6-1 with 6 straight wins. They are off to their second best start in team history, bested only by last year's NHL record start.

icehog3
12-02-2013, 03:03 PM
3 of the top 4 teams in ESPN's power ranking are from the Central. Hawks #1, Blues #3, Avs #4. Best division in hockey. :tu

Sharks are #2, Mike....and they look good with Burns back in the lineup.

Bruins Fan
12-02-2013, 04:25 PM
What the heck does ESPN know about hockey :r

icehog3
12-02-2013, 07:43 PM
What the heck does ESPN know about hockey :r

True Dat....they actually think the Hawks won the Cup in Jine! :lr

dijit
12-03-2013, 06:03 AM
LOLIslanders...

Finding new and incredible ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

This team rapes my soul!

The Isle's completely baffle me anymore. I was a fan years ago when Indy had a farm team for them and they actually played hockey and won on a regular basis. But damn I almost think they would do better in a men's figure skating team event now!

dijit
12-03-2013, 06:04 AM
What the heck does ESPN know about hockey :r

ESPN knows almost as much about hockey as the NHL knows about baseball.

icehog3
12-03-2013, 09:56 AM
ESPN knows almost as much about hockey as the NHL knows about baseball.

Right! I mean, they have the Avs all the way up at #4.....I mean, c'mon, right??

:r

E.J.
12-03-2013, 02:09 PM
Right! I mean, they have the Avs all the way up at #4.....I mean, c'mon, right??

:r

I know that is a jab ;) ....and I agree, they are the 4th best team in the league.

That said, they are 3-1 against the top 5 teams in the East and 3-2 against the top 5(6, as they sit 5) in the West. Winning 67% of your games against the best teams in the NHL, not to shabby for a team that wasn't supposed to compete.

Add, if you take playoff teams(as currently stands) from both leagues, they are 6-1 against the East and 6-2 against the West.

They sure have made it a fun year more me, so far!

E.J.
12-03-2013, 02:26 PM
That should have read "....and I agree, they are not the 4th best team in the League."

No longer able to edit...

Who knows, maybe it was a Freudian slip...:tu

icehog3
12-03-2013, 03:14 PM
E.J., I was just jabbing, but I think 4th is probably about right, I can't put them ahead of the Blues, Sharks or Hawks at this point. OK, maybe ahead of the Blues. :r

Doesn't matter what the polls say anyway, it is all about head-to-head come April :)

E.J.
12-03-2013, 04:16 PM
I know, I took it in the way intended....:tu

The Blues have the Avs number, 2 of their 6 losses are to them.... Outscored 11-4....


Even with almost a third of the season over, I am really just hoping they make the playoffs. Then all bets are off, just win 4 before the other team does and move on!

dijit
12-03-2013, 07:15 PM
Right! I mean, they have the Avs all the way up at #4.....I mean, c'mon, right??

:r

It just doesnt seem right the Avs should be ranked that high. Maybe I'm just a prejudiced hawks fan.

AdamJoshua
12-03-2013, 11:12 PM
Burrows took a puck to the face and broke his jaw today, couldn't happen to a nicer, warmer, cleaner player. :r

E.J.
12-04-2013, 10:17 AM
This is awesome and just another reason hockey kicks ash!

http://blogs.denverpost.com/avs/2013/12/03/brett-hull-to-sean-avery-you-do-not-get-to-talk-to-mr-sakic/15879/

Brett Hull to Sean Avery: “You do not get to talk to Mr. Sakic”
By Mike Chambers
The Denver Post

Great read by Adam Proteau of The Hockey News on Monday about the game’s “code” and respect for its best players. Proteau writes that in Sean Avery’s rookie year in 2001-02, when he was coming into the league with the Detroit Red Wings, Avery tried to chirp the Avs’ Joe Sakic before a faceoff in front of the Detroit bench.

“You do not get to talk to Mr. Sakic,” Brett Hull told Avery, after pulling on the rookie’s sweater and making him sit down on the bench.

Proteau’s complete story is here. It speaks to our recent two-part series about hockey fighting and having players police the game, and I’ve always liked Brett Hull and obviously everyone in Colorado loves Joe Sakic.

As Proteau writes, “this was hockey policing itself without an enforcer.”

“With the guys we had on our team – myself, Brendan (Shanahan) and Stevie (Yzerman) – guys played hard and played to win, but when we played Colorado and all the other great teams, we had a lot of respect for them,” Hull told Proteau. “They were champions and unbelievable players. And I just never believed in all that chirping anyway.”

icehog3
12-04-2013, 11:26 AM
Love me some Brett Hull, even more after that story. :)

mahtofire14
12-05-2013, 07:38 PM
Wild looking like they did earlier on in the season. Controlling the flow for the whole first period against Tom's deadly Hawks squad. Hopefully we can keep it going!

drjammer
12-06-2013, 08:10 AM
Nice to see the Avs play a great game against the Oilers :rolleyes:
Our defense looked like swiss cheese :sl

FlyGuy
12-06-2013, 08:12 AM
How bout those 74-75 Philadelphia Flyers????

icehog3
12-06-2013, 10:30 AM
Any of them still alive? ;)

Ahbroody
12-06-2013, 10:03 PM
Every time you start to think this team may have something special they remind you why they will never get it done in their current configuration.

icehog3
12-06-2013, 11:31 PM
Only a couple bad games for them, Mike. Hawks are 0-2-1 in their last 3. They had a couple bad losing streaks in each of their SC seasons, sometimes it's a wake up call they use to improve.

drjammer
12-07-2013, 07:54 AM
Much better game last night for the Avs. -(P

drjammer
12-18-2013, 08:30 AM
It has been too quiet in here :)

The Avs roller coaster ride continues!

E.J.
12-18-2013, 08:44 AM
It has been too quiet in here :)

The Avs roller coaster ride continues!

Crush the Stars.....lose to the Stars....

GreekGodX
12-18-2013, 11:29 AM
Went to the Wings game last night or should I say the Grand Rapids Griffins game at Joe Louis. Too many injuries against a good Ducks team. Was not a good game :(

icehog3
12-18-2013, 02:49 PM
Patrick Kane has points in 22 of his last 23 games, including his 6th GWG last night.

MVP? :D

dvickery
12-18-2013, 06:08 PM
take kane off toews line and his points would drop in half .

toews = mvp ???

just sayin'
derrek

icehog3
12-19-2013, 12:30 AM
take kane off toews line and his points would drop in half .

toews = mvp ???

just sayin'
derrek

Sounds good, Derrek, except Kane and Toews play together on the power play and the odd shift, but the lines this season have been:

Patrick Sharp - Johnny Toews - Marian Hossa

Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw or Michel Handzus - Patrick Kane

You know I love me some Johnny T...Toews is still one of the top 3 defensive forwards in the league, but Kane's two-way play is vastly improved the last two seasons.

Kaner is second in the NHL in points....if he played with Toews fulltime, I think he would be leaps and bounds ahead of Sid.

Is there a better tandem of the blueline now than Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook? Nope.

Now.....what do we do about Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and Yakupov? They could use another 2 or 3 David Perron's on that team to show 'em how to play both ends. I wish they would get it together, I'd root for them against every team besides the Hawks.

drjammer
12-19-2013, 08:29 AM
Crush the Stars.....lose to the Stars....

Hopefully this is the last time we have to say this for each home and home games here on out :)

dvickery
12-19-2013, 10:46 AM
tom

should know better than to second guess you about the hawks :) . kieth & seabrook ??? nope(non better) ... but still it takes about 9 nhl caliber d-men in the system to win a stanley cup(the exception being l.a. a few years ago).

the oilers???only time will tell ... I am done b!tching about management & owner ... non of them listen to me anyhoo .

for the record ... toews remains my favorite hawk ... long before ovechkin or Crosby I would take toews for the person to build a team around .

derrek

Sounds good, Derrek, except Kane and Toews play together on the power play and the odd shift, but the lines this season have been:

Patrick Sharp - Johnny Toews - Marian Hossa

Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw or Michel Handzus - Patrick Kane

You know I love me some Johnny T...Toews is still one of the top 3 defensive forwards in the league, but Kane's two-way play is vastly improved the last two seasons.

Kaner is second in the NHL in points....if he played with Toews fulltime, I think he would be leaps and bounds ahead of Sid.

Is there a better tandem of the blueline now than Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook? Nope.

Now.....what do we do about Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and Yakupov? They could use another 2 or 3 David Perron's on that team to show 'em how to play both ends. I wish they would get it together, I'd root for them against every team besides the Hawks.

icehog3
12-19-2013, 11:07 AM
for the record ... toews remains my favorite hawk ... long before ovechkin or Crosby I would take toews for the person to build a team around .

derrek

On that we agree, Derrek. Proved it to me again last year in the Conference Semifinals....there's no better leader right now in hockey than Johnny Toews. :tu

drjammer
12-20-2013, 08:27 AM
Good game for the Avs :noon

E.J.
12-24-2013, 11:27 AM
Tough SO loss to the Sharks last night.... That said, what a game(what I watched, I admitted fell asleep and had to check the final this morning).... I did get the kick in the shorts Pavelski score in the last minute....:gary

icehog3
12-24-2013, 04:15 PM
I watched the 3rd period live, E.J., what a wild game. :tu

mk05
12-24-2013, 06:41 PM
the oilers???only time will tell ...
for the record ... toews remains my favorite hawk ... long before ovechkin or Crosby I would take toews for the person to build a team around .

derrek
Firstly, Oilers need to make the commitment in Ilya. Secondly, they need some players who inspire confidence - not players who are talented. Much of this is picked up off the ice, but you can tell how the team gravitates towards members - and it doesn't have to be the captain, just several guys that create that spark and keep the team in spirits. Darren McCarty comes to mind as the best example...not sure if I'm explaining this correctly, but if you've played team sports, it's that guy you look at to fill the low moments with sincerity and spirit. The most successful of teams will have the biggest share of these players.

Anyway...really looking forward to the Avalanche / Blackhawks game this week. Avalanche, Ducks, Kings, Blues, and Wings are the teams I follow.

E.J.
12-25-2013, 12:12 AM
^^^Reading that, love having Landeskog... Appears to be a monster of a leader, even at his young age. Long story short, could not agree more...GREAT TALENT is going to bust if they flounder with leadership.

icehog3
12-25-2013, 01:15 AM
The main reason Edmonton brought in Andrew Ference, and brought back Ryan Smyth. Not even some solid leadership can overcome a young, inexperienced, weak defensive core, especially when the young stars look at backchecking as an afterthought.

E.J.
12-27-2013, 08:52 AM
Avs vs Blackhawks in a little over 10 hours.... GO AVS!

icehog3
12-27-2013, 09:41 AM
Avs vs Blackhawks in a little over 10 hours.... GO AVS!

Avs have done pretty well against the Hawks the last couple years. That being said, LET'S GO HAWKS!

(Frankly, I am even more concerned/excited about Hawks-Blues tomorrow).


http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/kanecup.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/kanecup.jpg.html)

E.J.
12-27-2013, 07:42 PM
Just home from "Dog Day" and smoking cigars with the guys, turned on the game... Down 0-2....minute left in the 1st

E.J.
12-27-2013, 07:42 PM
Nooooooo 3-0

icehog3
12-27-2013, 11:53 PM
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/sharpie_zpsc603a950.png (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/sharpie_zpsc603a950.png.html)

drjammer
12-28-2013, 08:36 AM
WOW what an a$$ whipping last night, congrats to the birthday boy for getting the hat-trick also :tu

E.J.
12-29-2013, 09:40 PM
Wow, tough loss...(OT)...

Would like to give Byfuglien a monster slash on his calf for that bush chit after the GW goal. Douche...

icehog3
12-29-2013, 11:54 PM
Missed it, what did Big Buff do, E.J.?

Watching Sharks-Ducks now...hoping SJ puts an end to Anaheim's streak.

E.J.
12-30-2013, 08:02 AM
Missed it, what did Big Buff do, E.J.?

Watching Sharks-Ducks now...hoping SJ puts an end to Anaheim's streak.

Gives Varlamov a little face punch....

http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-12-30/dustin-byfuglien-semyon-varlamov-punch-jets-avs

icehog3
12-30-2013, 09:48 AM
Page isn't loading, I will try again later. Maybe Big Buff is related to Sergei's girlfriend? ;s ;)

icehog3
01-02-2014, 11:09 PM
Happy New Year!!

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/2014_zps6518733a.png (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/2014_zps6518733a.png.html)

E.J.
01-03-2014, 07:25 AM
Avs get a nice win last night. Varly on a tear...can't remember the exact #, maybe 8-9, that Varley is unbeaten in regulation.

drjammer
01-03-2014, 08:50 AM
Avs get a nice win last night. Varly on a tear...can't remember the exact #, maybe 8-9, that Varley is unbeaten in regulation.

Avs looking good :tu

Too bad Eric Johnson got shut out of the Olympics :td

E.J.
01-03-2014, 09:06 AM
Too bad Eric Johnson got shut out of the Olympics :td

It's a long read, but I thought really good and informative.... All about the process of putting together Team USA for the Sochi Olympics...

http://espn.go.com/olympics/hockey/story/_/id/10195703/how-us-hockey-team-bound-sochi-olympics-was-named

Partagaspete
01-04-2014, 05:58 AM
Gives Varlamov a little face punch....

http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-12-30/dustin-byfuglien-semyon-varlamov-punch-jets-avs


Brings back memories of Billy Smith.


I see some posts about snubs and as an Isles fan of course you know I am wounded that they did not select Okposo. Boby Ryan is being left out too??? people do not realize how goo KO has been since about game 20 of last years shortened season. he is second in the league for american born players in points. and he gets gritty...But the biggest snub I think is leaving Yandle off the list. Good luck team USA I will be rooting for us to bring home the gold.

Partagaspete
01-04-2014, 09:15 AM
Gives Varlamov a little face punch....

http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-12-30/dustin-byfuglien-semyon-varlamov-punch-jets-avs


Brings back memories of Billy Smith.


I see some posts about snubs and as an Isles fan of course you know I am wounded that they did not select Okposo. Boby Ryan is being left out too??? people do not realize how goo KO has been since about game 20 of last years shortened season. he is second in the league for american born players in points. and he gets gritty...But the biggest snub I think is leaving Yandle off the list. Good luck team USA I will be rooting for us to bring home the gold.

Eleven
01-08-2014, 12:19 AM
I hope this guy sticks around for a long, long time. Like Lindy Ruff-long

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/1520666_10152497654038765_558498181_n.jpg

icehog3
01-08-2014, 01:21 AM
Disappointed today for Martin St. Louis and Brent Seabrook. Marty for sentimental reasons, and Seabrook because he is better than several of the d-men picked.

mk05
01-08-2014, 07:12 AM
I hope this guy sticks around for a long, long time. Like Lindy Ruff-long

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/1520666_10152497654038765_558498181_n.jpg

Sorry but that's like saying Doc Rivers is an amazing coach for bringing the Celtics a championship that one season where we were stacked with 3 future HoFers.

Ahbroody
01-10-2014, 12:05 AM
Detroit comes in and gets beat yet again by SJ. Cleary with a blatant head shot with the game out of reach, elbow to the head. Bertuzzi bleeding can't see anyone sad about that. Sharks continue dominance over Detroit.

icehog3
01-10-2014, 02:23 AM
It's a shame Detroit is the East now, and the Hawks and Sharks only see them two times apiece. Good for the Wings, though......The East sucks. :lr

Eleven
01-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Sorry but that's like saying Doc Rivers is an amazing coach for bringing the Celtics a championship that one season where we were stacked with 3 future HoFers.

I'm sure that's why they chose him for Team USA for the Olympics...cause he has Crosby, Kunitz, Malkin, Jokinen, and Fluery to make use of...........

Oh wait....


Yea, you know the rest...


:)

Ahbroody
01-13-2014, 10:32 AM
http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2014/01/12/make-a-wish-recipient-braden-nienaber-throws-steve-ott-out-of-ceremonial-face-off-gif/

icehog3
01-13-2014, 11:36 AM
http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2014/01/12/make-a-wish-recipient-braden-nienaber-throws-steve-ott-out-of-ceremonial-face-off-gif/

Very funny! :lr

mk05
01-13-2014, 01:09 PM
I'm sure that's why they chose him for Team USA for the Olympics...cause he has Crosby, Kunitz, Malkin, Jokinen, and Fluery to make use of...........

Oh wait....


Yea, you know the rest...


:)

But that argument doesn't make sense. The argument I made to yours was that Bylsma got the excellent record and the Cup due to those players above, thus the causation of Bylsma becoming the coach for the USA Olympic team - that and lack of sexy US coaches on the short list. It's the same fate given to Doc, and Spoelstra in Miami. Now we get to your statement of "oh wait," since he really does not have the players. We will see how good of a coach he is right here. That's the ticket.

That said, it's always fun to see the American players play in international rinks. Most guys grow up playing in fat NHL-sized rinks and radius their blades into the pros at around 1.5", versus Canadian and Europeans at 1.75" and 2.00". Sweden looks good with excellent long-stride wingers and quick puck-moving defense. Canada has so much depth, it will most likely utilize umbrella to leverage its incredible offensive firepower. Russia will be interesting to watch as international rinks are more about playmaking and endurance, rather than pure physicality.

E.J.
01-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Monster night for Varlamov...

Playing short, great effort....fun win.

icehog3
01-15-2014, 01:05 AM
Meh. :r

dvickery
01-15-2014, 08:42 PM
Crawford is looking ordinary ... just back from injury ... he will be fine by the playoffs .

derrek

icehog3
01-15-2014, 09:09 PM
Seems like several of the Hawks are looking ordinary....like you said, Derrek, they should be fine by playoff time.

Oilers scrub Dubnyk amd get Scrivens...should be an upgrade.

Ducks are ****ing unreal right now.

mk05
01-15-2014, 09:24 PM
Took me long enough to get rid of Dubnyk...ugh. My goalies are siiiiick

dvickery
01-15-2014, 10:10 PM
Oilers scrub Dubnyk amd get Scrivens...should be an upgrade.


a shooter tutor would be an upgrade !!!

derrek

icehog3
01-16-2014, 12:08 AM
Two nights ago Vancouver had a 7 minute short-handed sequence, don't see that too often.

Well, right now against the Canucks they are about to start a 7 minute TWO-MAN disadvantage. Don't think I've ever seem that, saw the Hawks shorthaned by 2 for 5 minutes once. Wow.

kugie
01-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Now nothing will be in the way

icehog3
01-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Now nothing will be in the way

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/keithseabrook_zps75b86105.png (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/keithseabrook_zps75b86105.png.html)

icehog3
01-22-2014, 04:01 PM
I dislike Crosby a little more today....

DETROIT -- Naming Sidney Crosby captain of Team Canada for the Sochi Games, even with his strong resume, wasn't necessarily a no-brainer. Not according to coach Mike Babcock.

"Jonathan Toews has won two [Stanley] Cups," Babcock pointed out Monday.

Toews says Sidney Crosby deserves to be Team Canada's captain for the Sochi Games and he's "excited to accept any role I get."

On Wednesday, Babcock revealed a little more about the process. According to the Team Canada coach, Crosby wanted to make sure Toews was fine with him getting the captaincy before things became official.

"Crosby wanted to make sure it was OK with him because of the fact that he's won a couple Cups," Babcock said. "[Toews is] held in high regard, to say the least, amongst coaches, amongst management, amongst players, and he's a huge reason [the Chicago Blackhawks] win as much as they do."

Team Canada picked Crosby as captain and named Toews and Shea Weber alternates for the Games.

It was honor enough for Toews.

"I think everyone knows that Sidney was the guy," the Blackhawks captain said Wednesday. "I'll be excited to accept any role I get. If it's more of a leadership role, I'm excited for that challenge. It's a quick two weeks, everyone really focuses on their own game but also tries to find that team chemistry that is going to make a difference for us."

Maybe maintaining that chemistry was behind Crosby's motivation to include Toews in the conversation. Either way, Toews said it's a good example of Crosby's leadership.

"For Sidney to ask the other guys for their approval, I don't think he needed to do that," Toews said. "That just shows the kind of guy he is and obviously a great captain in Pittsburgh."

dvickery
01-22-2014, 07:55 PM
welllllllllllll ... who has been their teams captain longer ???

derrek

icehog3
01-22-2014, 10:41 PM
I'm not sure, Derrek, I am guessing Sid? Regardless, I thought it was a classy move on his part.

Hawks blew a chance to gain 2 points on the Ducks and Blues tonight, getting one point for a shootout loss.

Krueger and Shaw in the shootout with Saad, Smith and Leddy on the bench? Hmmmmm

dvickery
01-23-2014, 02:32 AM
I'm not sure, Derrek, I am guessing Sid? Regardless, I thought it was a classy move on his part.


as much as i have never been a big crosby fan ... i agree .

derrek

Ahbroody
01-26-2014, 02:47 PM
watching the Devils Rangers game yikes a lot of odd man rushes

dvickery
01-30-2014, 12:37 AM
media can say what they want about the blackhawks being in a slump ... they always bring their A game to vancouver .

a little taste of what chicago will bring to the playoffs soon .

meanwhile back out west : scrivens makes 59 saves for a shutout !!!


derrek

icehog3
01-30-2014, 12:52 AM
media can say what they want about the blackhawks being in a slump ... they always bring their A game to vancouver .

a little taste of what chicago will bring to the playoffs soon .

meanwhile back out west : scrivens makes 59 saves for a shutout !!!


derrek

Most of the Hawks stinkers have come against teams like Calgary and Winnipeg....put them againsy Anaheim, Boston, Vancouver and they bring their A game. Next 3 (LA, Anaheim and San Jose) will be a big test.

59 shots for the Sharks, and Scrivens stopped them all....amazing, Derrek...and a modern day NHL record number of saves for a shutout.

Ahbroody
01-30-2014, 02:19 PM
As a Sharks fan that was hard to watch. They had a ton of good scoring chances not perimeter and point shots. A lot of chances between the dots. I swear at one point there seemed like they had a force field in the blue paint. Edmonton is world's apart from the kings who they played Monday. From a game where every inch on the ice was a fight to a friggin track meet in Edmonton.

drjammer
01-31-2014, 09:09 AM
Well at least the Avs were able to hold on to the win against the Wild :). Congrats to Varlamov for the 5 year contract extension :tu

E.J.
01-31-2014, 09:25 AM
Well at least the Avs were able to hold on to the win against the Wild :). Congrats to Varlamov for the 5 year contract extension :tu

I like the extension and though I don't like the Avs giving up goals in the 3rd to make games close....I'll keep taking the wins.

Last night was a little bigger, extending the lead for 3rd in the Central.

GO AVS!

drjammer
02-01-2014, 08:41 AM
I like the extension and though I don't like the Avs giving up goals in the 3rd to make games close....I'll keep taking the wins.

Last night was a little bigger, extending the lead for 3rd in the Central.

GO AVS!
:tu

AdamJoshua
02-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Chad Johnson had a nice shutout today (might be the first of his career haven't checked yet). Great comeback win after Rask sh!t the bed the other night.

Weird to see Andrew Ference in another team's jersey, but he's the "C" so that's awesome for him, great guy, good to see him with his own team.

drjammer
02-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Great win for the Avs, even chased Ryan Miller out of the crease :)

icehog3
02-02-2014, 11:42 AM
Great win for the Avs, even chased Ryan Miller out of the crease :)

They did Miller a favor, his team was sucking big donkey ****s in front of him. :2

AdamJoshua
02-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Reilly Smith, Boston's leading goal scorer, not bad for the "and" part of the deal with Dallas, just goes to show you never know, because if I did know I never would have dumped him from my fantasy team :r

mk05
02-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Feel bad for Miller for sure.

E.J.
02-03-2014, 09:02 PM
Great finish for the Avs! Tie it up with < 2:00 and then win in the first minute of OT!

icehog3
02-03-2014, 09:13 PM
I was playing Schneider in one of my fantasy leagues. Stupid Avs. :r

Malakai
02-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Good luck to your Hawks tonight Tom. At the game right now!! Rooting them on since my significant other is a fan.

icehog3
02-04-2014, 01:16 AM
Good luck to your Hawks tonight Tom. At the game right now!! Rooting them on since my significant other is a fan.

I know your significant other is a Happy Camper tonight, John! Great game, thanks for bringing them some Karma!

drjammer
02-04-2014, 09:03 AM
They did Miller a favor, his team was sucking big donkey ****s in front of him. :2

You are right Tom, the Avs announcers were talking about how it may be a time for some roster changes because of lack of effort from some of the players.

drjammer
02-04-2014, 09:04 AM
Great finish for the Avs! Tie it up with < 2:00 and then win in the first minute of OT!

:tu

icehog3
02-06-2014, 12:40 AM
Blackhawks pull to within 1 point of the overall NHL lead with a whitewashing of the Mighty Clucks. Huige game for Crawford, Hossa and Toews with the tallies.

Ahbroody
02-06-2014, 10:06 PM
Sharks won last night because the hockey gods felt pity. That was the most lopsided 3rd I seen in a while. The Stars had so many pucks laying in the crease they couldnt tip in. Then the Sharks win in overtime. They had no business winning that game. Even the post game had trouble saying it was a good win.

E.J.
02-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Avs on 2 game skid and can't seem to find the back of the net. 4 goals in 3 games and 3 were last minute/OT....

AdamJoshua
02-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Chara's bed at the olympics, he had to put an ottoman at the foot of it so he didn't hang over the end. :r

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bf3SGt6IIAA0dA0.jpg

Partagaspete
02-08-2014, 09:01 AM
They did Miller a favor, his team was sucking big donkey ****s in front of him. :2

I hope they chase him all the way out of Buff to long Island...gawd we need a goalie

icehog3
02-08-2014, 11:43 AM
It would be nice for him if he actually had a defense, hopefully he will go to Long Island....just keep him outta St Louis. ;)

Partagaspete
02-09-2014, 08:03 AM
It would be nice for him if he actually had a defense, hopefully he will go to Long Island....just keep him outta St Louis. ;)

We have a lot of up and coming D men that are projected to be quite good. one of our weaknesses may become one of our strengths.

icehog3
02-09-2014, 10:35 AM
We have a lot of up and coming D men that are projected to be quite good. one of our weaknesses may become one of our strengths.

That was a slam on Buffalo, not on the Islanders, My Brother :)

Partagaspete
02-09-2014, 05:37 PM
That was a slam on Buffalo, not on the Islanders, My Brother :)

didn't take it as a slam just conversation... and oh but BTW our D has been Deplorable.

future watch: Brock Nelson. this kid is the real deal.

icehog3
02-09-2014, 10:22 PM
Love me some Travis Hammonic myself.

E.J.
02-12-2014, 03:20 PM
Kris Letang had a stroke? WTF? How did I miss that....?

Glad to hear it appears he is going to be fine and resume his career in 6(?) weeks....crazy.....

E.J.
02-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Also, I was up early to watch the US Women's hockey team take on Canada this morning. The US Women's team had some tough calls & no-calls today and that loss stung a bit, but they will see Canada again and I can't wait to watch again. (I still want to know what that ref saw on replay that told her the puck went over the line before the whistle on Canada's second goal)

Can't wait for the US Men's Hockey to hit the ice!

AdamJoshua
02-12-2014, 11:58 PM
I'm sure other teams have these pages as well, but for Bruins' fans here is a tracker of who, what and when in the Olympics.

http://bruins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=96357

icehog3
02-13-2014, 03:05 AM
My Dad calls me today and asks if I am getting up at 6:30 AM to watch the USA game.


After I stopped laughing hysterically, I explained TiVo to him. :)