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the NHL Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Sports Discussion' started by Keith1212, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Keith1212

    Keith1212 Well-Known Member

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    A black man just started the hockey thread oh shit.

    I went to my first game late last year. It was a shoot out victory against the Penguins. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I went to another game last month. The tickets were gifted to me that time. I understand the bare basics of the sport but none of the little things and the NHL is still brand new to me. I consider myself a Rangers fan now.

    What else is there to say?
     
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  2. Irishman

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    Glad the Flyers put out the dumpster fire that was the start of their season. Riding a nice win streak into the break. Hope they continue to improve as the playoffs approach.

    Still... Steve Mason. :(
     
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  3. osick87

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    My Leafs are the biggest Corsi outlier you will ever see.
     
  4. Simo77

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    Wasn't that way last year too?
     
  5. Rutgers Mike

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    As a Flyers fan, I feel we are always doomed to have shitty goaltending. The curse of Pelle Lindbergh
     
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    Ron Hextall was a great goaltender early and they traded him for that concussion specialist. It's been all downhill from there. Remember when Roman Cechmanek would have a 1.02 GAA during the season and then have a 5 GAA in the playoffs? Fun.
     
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    Yeah. Apparently Carlyle believes getting out shot by 15 every game is ustainable.
     
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    Cechmanek, haha. I completely forgot about that guy. He was so good in the regular season and then so bad in the playoffs. It was like clockwork.
     
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    Hextall, Vanbiesbrouck, Cechmanek, Snow, Boucher, Esche, Niitymaki....all had their bright spots but always shit in the bed at some point in the playoffs leading to their replacement.
     
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    I remember 1987 Hextall, who didn't shit the bed.
     
  12. goblue96

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    This Hextall?

     
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    Felix Potvin > Ron Hextall
     
  14. Rutgers Mike

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    Hextall had a very good rookie campaign, but then he never got better. Trading him in the Lindros deal was the right move, especially since they ended up getting Hextall back a few years later anyway.

    I don't think finding a goalie is as easy as I'd like to think it is, as some of the guys who I thought were elite guys have shit the bed in the big spot too (Luongo for one.)
     
  15. osick87

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    Luongo gets shit on way more than he should IMO.
     
  16. Rutgers Mike

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    John Tavares tore his MCL and meniscus at the Olympics. The luck of the Islanders.
     
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    So like I do every 4 years after I enjoy watching Olympic hockey, I'm going to try to give a shit about the NHL. What team should I choose? I'm thinking the Capitals because I went to a game when I lived in DC, and I dislike Tampa and Miami teams on principal, so the nearby Lightning and Panthers are out.
     
  19. osick87

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    What type of team are you looking for?
     
  20. Simo77

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    Lightening is an good team. But if they're out on principal it sounds like you're down to 1 choice. You could always bandwagon I guess. Or just watch a few games until you find someone you like. Anyone form the Olympics you want to follow? Unfortunately unless your in a home market you're limited on who you can see. Unless you go to a sports bar a few times per week.
     
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