2017-2018 NHL Playoffs

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  • Bathgate66Bathgate66 Posts: 15,813
    its very simple really.

    just take the southeasternmost team and
    put them in the southeast division.
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  • lukin2006lukin2006 Posts: 9,087
    Jason P wrote:
    goddamn it. just a bunch of union bullshit.

    I wrote the NHLPA and thanked them for lying to us on why they didn't approve the deal. The players are making thousands of dollars per game and they cite increased travel as why the didn't approve it? Poor babies. I know after watching Rangers / Flyers 24-7 how bad they have it. I mean having your own row on a private luxury jet ... what an injustice! Why can't each player have their own plane? And having your BMW warmed up and waiting for you on the runway at a private airport when you land? Oh, the humanity!

    We might as well get braced for the impending lockout on the horizon if this is the mentality the NHLPA has. :cry:

    I've said that for years...it's not like these babies are riding coach :lol: :lol: :lol:.
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  • lukin2006lukin2006 Posts: 9,087
    Bathgate66 wrote:
    its very simple really.

    just take the southeasternmost team and
    put them in the southeast division.

    It's never that easy...they are trying to reduce travel cost for some teams ie Detroit, Columbus etc..
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  • lukin2006lukin2006 Posts: 9,087
    I personally think this is the first shot fired in what could be long labor negotiations.
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  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,487
    Safe to say the Bruins have not forgot Alex Burrows biting incident, Shawn Thornton certainly didn't.

    ... and Nathan Horton had some pent up anger to let out as well.

    mmm, morning hockey fights ... go well with my coffee.
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,600
    Sharp out 3-4 weeks for the Blackhawks. Big blow with the team struggling the past 7-10 days...
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  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,551
    on a not funny note ... what to do with all the concussions? ... nearly every team has a guy down ... as they become more serious about holding back players with symptoms - that number is only gonna rise ... some of it is the lack of respect some players have for others but some of it is just the speed of the game and how much bigger and stronger players are these days ...
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,931
    polaris_x wrote:
    on a not funny note ... what to do with all the concussions? ... nearly every team has a guy down ... as they become more serious about holding back players with symptoms - that number is only gonna rise ... some of it is the lack of respect some players have for others but some of it is just the speed of the game and how much bigger and stronger players are these days ...
    I'm starting to agree with Toronto's GM that we need to get rid of the instigator penalty and reintroduce goons to the NHL. People will be less inclined to smash someone into the boards if someone like Stu Grimson is on the other bench. It's kind of weird to use violence as a means to stop violence, but it does have merit since the players are not policing their own individual actions.

    Also, reduce the size of the pads. Again, it sounds counter-intuitive, but guys have become reckless and fearless because they are wearing body armor that protects them and can be used as a weapon against someone unsuspecting.
  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,551
    Jason P wrote:
    I'm starting to agree with Toronto's GM that we need to get rid of the instigator penalty and reintroduce goons to the NHL. People will be less inclined to smash someone into the boards if someone like Stu Grimson is on the other bench. It's kind of weird to use violence as a means to stop violence, but it does have merit since the players are not policing their own individual actions.

    Also, reduce the size of the pads. Again, it sounds counter-intuitive, but guys have become reckless and fearless because they are wearing body armor that protects them and can be used as a weapon against someone unsuspecting.

    yeah ... i'm torn on that in that fighting and the role of the goon has other implications ... i would personally like to start with giving guys like bourque a 50 game suspension ... it's plays like that that need to be taken out of the game ... and 5 games isn't going to do it ...
  • EZ1221CEZ1221C Posts: 2,645
    damn. my Pens in a freefall right now. The injury bug has certainly bitten Pittsburgh hard. Neal and Staal both being out for a month makes 3 out of the top 4 forwards missing at least a month. Letang is still out. Pens need some offense and need it fast. Anxious to see what Shero does tradewise coming up.
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  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,551
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=611247

    all star reserves announced ... did ovie deserve to go?
  • EZ1221CEZ1221C Posts: 2,645
    Don't look now, but the Pens have now won 5 in a row. Malkin is playing MVP caliber hockey with a huge goal tonight and a shootout goal to boot. Go Pens
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  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,519
    EZ1221C wrote:
    Don't look now, but the Pens have now won 5 in a row. Malkin is playing MVP caliber hockey with a huge goal tonight and a shootout goal to boot. Go Pens

    Malkin on my fantasy team is making me really appreciate him, I forgot how big of a player he is, he really skates well too

    bunch of fools have tried to take him from me in trades, he is off the table
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  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,519
    big Central Division clash

    Blues vs Wings

    the standings in the Central are fascinating:

    Detroit 48 32 15 1 65
    St. Louis 47 29 12 6 64
    Chicago 49 29 14 6 64
    Nashville 48 28 16 4 60
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  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,551
    smarchee wrote:
    big Central Division clash

    Blues vs Wings

    the standings in the Central are fascinating:

    Detroit 48 32 15 1 65
    St. Louis 47 29 12 6 64
    Chicago 49 29 14 6 64
    Nashville 48 28 16 4 60

    the blues are the biggest surprise ... halak, elliot and their entire system is shutting teams down ...
  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,519
    that was a fast, physical game St.L vs Det.

    dumb penalties by St.Louis, specifcally Coleacovo (sp) on Helm with 3.5 minutes left and he decides to openly headlock him in front of the ref, and Stewart`s obvious effort to pick a fight with Brad Stuart after his solid hit on Peterangelo

    good win by Detroit, 17 home wins in a row and 1st in the NHL
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  • lukin2006lukin2006 Posts: 9,087
    Crosby's diagnosis produces more questions

    OTTAWA — Before Saturday night, Sidney Crosby's career was spinning silently, a cloud of uncertainty. Saturday night, the cloud only deepened.

    An abnormality in Crosby’s C1 and C2 vertebrae was detected this week, and the injury went unnoticed until he sought second opinions from doctors in Utah and California. The injury is apparently healed, though an independent evaluation will be done in the coming days. And it may have opened a rift in the relationship between the Pittsburgh Penguins and their franchise player.

    Bob McCown, of Toronto radio station Sportsnet 590 The Fan, first reported the diagnosis, and added that it was said Crosby was not happy with Penguins doctors for missing the injury.

    Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, said the injuries were possible fractures, and when asked directly whether Crosby or Brisson were dissatisfied with the care provided by Penguins doctors, Brisson said “I can’t really comment on that.”

    When asked about the report that Crosby was upset, Brisson said, “I haven’t heard that from Sidney.”

    If there is a division between the Crosby camp and the Penguins over this, Brisson declined to dispel the notion.

    After the board of governors’ meeting Saturday morning, Penguins general manager Ray Shero gave no indication that news was coming.

    “We’ll see, hopefully, next week where he is (after) we get the reports from California,” Shero told a crowd of reporters. “The thing with Sidney is we want to continue to look to see how we can get this under control and manageable ... hopefully we’ll have him back here at some point soon.”

    Shero, who was at Scotiabank Place on Saturday night, did not meet with the media, but one source indicated the team learned about the injury on Wednesday. Two hours after the news broke, the Penguins released a short statement.

    “The diagnosis of Dr. Robert S. Bray, a neurological spine specialist based in Los Angeles, is that Sidney Crosby had suffered a neck injury in addition to a concussion,” read the statement. “Dr. Bray reports that the neck injury is fully healed. Those findings will be evaluated by independent specialists over the next few days. The most important goal all along has been Sidney’s return to full health, and we are encouraged that progress continues to be made.”

    It remains unclear whether Crosby actually suffered a second concussion when he received an inadvertent elbow to the head from Boston’s David Krejci on Dec. 5 — he passed an ImPACT concussion test, though some of the symptoms associated with his first concussion returned. This newly diagnosed neck injury, however, may have originated from the hit delivered by Washington’s David Steckel at the 2011 Winter Classic, which was compounded by a hit from Tampa’s Victor Hedman four days later. After the Winter Classic, Crosby complained of a sore neck. He did not play for nearly 12 full months, and then played just eight games before the Krejci hit sent him back to the sidelines.

    The good news, of course, is that Crosby’s status will be more fully understood. He was skating in Los Angeles this week while visiting Dr. Bray, and had also visited a doctor in Utah in addition to his work with Atlanta-based chiropractor Ted Carrick.

    “We feel comfortable with the situation, meaning that he’s safe, more than anything,” said Brisson. “This week we’ll understand more about what occurred ... it’s a complicated injury ... hopefully it moves him in a closer, better direction to recovery.”

    But this answer only produces more questions. How did Penguins doctors miss this injury in January of 2011, before Crosby spent 11-and-a-half months grappling with his health and seeking second opinions? Did the injury heal properly, if undetected? Has Crosby’s health been mishandled, and what were the repercussions? Were the Penguins prepared for the news to be released, and does it indicate a rift with the Crosby camp? What is the state of the Crosby-Penguins relationship?

    All that has yet to unspool, even as this news overshadowed the harmless fun of the all-star skills competition.

    There had already been indications that relations between Crosby and the Penguins were at least somewhat frayed. Two weeks ago, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Dejan Kovacevic wrote that some of Crosby’s teammates believed he had been symptom-free for some time, and that some believed he should have been playing. Kovacevic also reported that some Penguins believed Crosby was doing a poor job of communicating, or of being visible around the team. Even more incredibly, he cited three sources who said “a group of players held a 45-minute meeting to discuss a temporary captaincy,” though it was disputed by another source.

    Sidney Crosby has played eight games in the past year, and the rest of the time he was an enduring mystery. A mystery he remains.


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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    Columbus gets the 2013 all star game.
    81 is now off the air

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  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,551
    81 wrote:
    Columbus gets the 2013 all star game.

    may not have anyone in the game ... :lol:
  • fifefife Posts: 3,114
    81 wrote:
    Columbus gets the 2013 all star game.

    what a disgrace that they get the all star game. maybe the following year Atlanta will get it so that they can prove they deserve a NHL team again.

    What is the NHL: thinking? put in the PEG!!!!!!
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,425
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    F-ing disease.

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    At 83, Mr. Hockey is still in demand and on the move. Gordie Howe is about to embark on another series of fundraisers to support dementia research.

    It's a personal cause. The disease killed his wife, Colleen, in 2009 and is beginning to affect him.

    "He's a little bit worse than last year, but pretty close to about the same," son Marty said. "He just loses a little bit more, grasping for words.

    "The worst part of this disease is there's nothing you can do about it."

    Sad to hear this happening to him or anyone else. :(

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  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,551
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck- ... qUWlJ7vLYF

    i think his clean record will save him from a suspension ... but it doesn't look good in the video ...
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,931
    polaris_x wrote:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/duncan-keith-elbow-head-daniel-sedin-worthy-shanaban-010635617.html;_ylt=AmTisrMtpgcJHCrrNPqUWlJ7vLYF

    i think his clean record will save him from a suspension ... but it doesn't look good in the video ...
    As a Red Wings fan, it is my opinion that he should receive a no less then a 25 game ban.
  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,551
    Jason P wrote:
    polaris_x wrote:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/duncan-keith-elbow-head-daniel-sedin-worthy-shanaban-010635617.html;_ylt=AmTisrMtpgcJHCrrNPqUWlJ7vLYF

    i think his clean record will save him from a suspension ... but it doesn't look good in the video ...
    As a Red Wings fan, it is my opinion that he should receive a no less then a 25 game ban.

    :lol: :lol:
  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,551
    sooo ... looks like the owners are following in the footsteps of the nba owners ... looking to crush the union ...

    odds not looking good for hockey come october
  • DS1119DS1119 Posts: 33,497
    polaris_x wrote:
    odds not looking good for hockey come october


    That's my take as well.
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  • HartydogHartydog Posts: 2,056
    It does look pretty bad. I'm bummed. At least I have my season tickets for Boston College Hockey.
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  • rival.rival. ChicagoPosts: 7,776
    pathetic. let's go wolf pack!

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