2019-2020 NHL Preseason

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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,049
    mrussel1 said:
    I like Torts.  Did a great job in Tampa for a long time...until he didn't  
    He has only been past the 2nd round twice as a head coach...he is so over-rated...and to score 1 goal in your last 2 home playoff games is unacceptable.  Columbus has some big names available in free agency...hop Montreal goes after Duchene...
    Yep, been riding the coattails of that one Cup his entire career.
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,270
    edited May 7
    mrussel1 said:
    I like Torts.  Did a great job in Tampa for a long time...until he didn't  
    He has only been past the 2nd round twice as a head coach...he is so over-rated...and to score 1 goal in your last 2 home playoff games is unacceptable.  Columbus has some big names available in free agency...hop Montreal goes after Duchene...
    Yep, been riding the coattails of that one Cup his entire career.
    Agreed.  I am beginning to think the Maple Leafs hired a coach based on 1 cup...he also has had very little success past round 2 lately.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,012
    Blues playing Animal in between puck drops.  Almost makes up for Gloria. 
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,381
    that StL goal was insane.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 11,197
    Hartford Hurricanes gonna wipe out the Bruins.
    I'll be sporting my 90s Whaler jersey.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,434
    Blues/Stars game going into OT. Kinda rooting for St. Louis.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,270
    Another classic game 7 OT coming up...NHL playoff hockey...the best.
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,270
    Double OT.  Why did Tampa get rid of Bishop?  He's having a game for the ages...
  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,739
    This game might kill me. It really might. We’ve played outstanding. It only took us five games to figure out how to beat Dallas’ pressure...but Bishop has been outstanding. Just amazing. 
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,270
    This game might kill me. It really might. We’ve played outstanding. It only took us five games to figure out how to beat Dallas’ pressure...but Bishop has been outstanding. Just amazing. 
    Well deserved.  Bishop was great.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,012
    I think they have Bishop's number
  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,739
    Hooooooly shit!!! Phew!!!
  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 11,197
    Very happy for the Blues
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,270
    The Blues D is solid...
  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,739
    The Blues D is solid...
    We’re very slow though. Dallas really exposed that. Dunn is quick and can handle the puck, but the rest are soooo slow. Bouwmeester and Gunnarsson are the two who give me the most grey hair. 
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,270
    The Blues D is solid...
    We’re very slow though. Dallas really exposed that. Dunn is quick and can handle the puck, but the rest are soooo slow. Bouwmeester and Gunnarsson are the two who give me the most grey hair. 
    You know the team better than me.  But they looked good in game 7, from my perspective.  My 1st choice would be to see the Blues win the Cup, 2nd choice SJ.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,049
    Being a Blackhawks fan I am supposed to hate the Blues.  I certainly don't like them, but I was a big fan of Brett Hull growing up and I dislike Dallas more.  So, I'm pleased that the Blues have eliminated them but that is the last I root for St. Louis.  I will say their fans deserve the thrill & spoils of seeing their team lift the Cup, though.
  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,739
    The Blues D is solid...
    We’re very slow though. Dallas really exposed that. Dunn is quick and can handle the puck, but the rest are soooo slow. Bouwmeester and Gunnarsson are the two who give me the most grey hair. 
    You know the team better than me.  But they looked good in game 7, from my perspective.  My 1st choice would be to see the Blues win the Cup, 2nd choice SJ.
    Oh they absolutely looked great last night. It took almost the whole series for us to figure out how to break the Dallas one man up front press. Either east west passes across the whole width of the ice and then a quick pass up to the forwards, or having a speedy D like Dunn just blowing down the middle. 
    Obviously the Blues are my first pick. I’d be okay with Carolina or Colorado winning since they’ve won behind. Then San Jose even though that would be another team beating us to a Cup who joined much later. My last choice would be Boston, because Fuck David Backes. Our moronic fans hold that guy on a pedestal and I’m so glad he’s being exposed as a hack. Seeing him hold the cup would be a nightmare come true. Sorry Bruins fans. It’s nothing against your team. 
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,012
    The Blues D is solid...
    We’re very slow though. Dallas really exposed that. Dunn is quick and can handle the puck, but the rest are soooo slow. Bouwmeester and Gunnarsson are the two who give me the most grey hair. 
    You know the team better than me.  But they looked good in game 7, from my perspective.  My 1st choice would be to see the Blues win the Cup, 2nd choice SJ.
    Oh they absolutely looked great last night. It took almost the whole series for us to figure out how to break the Dallas one man up front press. Either east west passes across the whole width of the ice and then a quick pass up to the forwards, or having a speedy D like Dunn just blowing down the middle. 
    Obviously the Blues are my first pick. I’d be okay with Carolina or Colorado winning since they’ve won behind. Then San Jose even though that would be another team beating us to a Cup who joined much later. My last choice would be Boston, because Fuck David Backes. Our moronic fans hold that guy on a pedestal and I’m so glad he’s being exposed as a hack. Seeing him hold the cup would be a nightmare come true. Sorry Bruins fans. It’s nothing against your team. 
    Fuck rat face Marchand. 
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,012
    Being a Blackhawks fan I am supposed to hate the Blues.  I certainly don't like them, but I was a big fan of Brett Hull growing up and I dislike Dallas more.  So, I'm pleased that the Blues have eliminated them but that is the last I root for St. Louis.  I will say their fans deserve the thrill & spoils of seeing their team lift the Cup, though.
    I liked Hull, but God did I love Al Macinnis.  He had that 100 mph slapper from the point, that came off like a ton of bricks.  Dude had to back off of it for fear of hurting people.  How many players have ever done that??
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,251
    No Sharks and I can deal.  Sharks winning is worst result -- f them.

    Very exciting action in OT last night.  Dallas really stepped up in extra time after being outworked the last two periods, but STL found the goal they needed.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,270
    mrussel1 said:
    Being a Blackhawks fan I am supposed to hate the Blues.  I certainly don't like them, but I was a big fan of Brett Hull growing up and I dislike Dallas more.  So, I'm pleased that the Blues have eliminated them but that is the last I root for St. Louis.  I will say their fans deserve the thrill & spoils of seeing their team lift the Cup, though.
    I liked Hull, but God did I love Al Macinnis.  He had that 100 mph slapper from the point, that came off like a ton of bricks.  Dude had to back off of it for fear of hurting people.  How many players have ever done that??

    Ranking the 10 Hardest Slap Shots in NHL History

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2679131-ranking-the-10-hardest-slap-shots-in-nhl-history#slide1




    According to the bleacher report, you would be correct.  Look, he did it with a wooden stick...how 'bout that.

    If he did let off his shot, it likely was to prevent injuring a teammate in front of the net.  But even then, I'm not convinced he would take much off his shot...he sure as heck was not doing it help his opponents.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,012
    mrussel1 said:
    Being a Blackhawks fan I am supposed to hate the Blues.  I certainly don't like them, but I was a big fan of Brett Hull growing up and I dislike Dallas more.  So, I'm pleased that the Blues have eliminated them but that is the last I root for St. Louis.  I will say their fans deserve the thrill & spoils of seeing their team lift the Cup, though.
    I liked Hull, but God did I love Al Macinnis.  He had that 100 mph slapper from the point, that came off like a ton of bricks.  Dude had to back off of it for fear of hurting people.  How many players have ever done that??

    Ranking the 10 Hardest Slap Shots in NHL History

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2679131-ranking-the-10-hardest-slap-shots-in-nhl-history#slide1




    According to the bleacher report, you would be correct.  Look, he did it with a wooden stick...how 'bout that.

    If he did let off his shot, it likely was to prevent injuring a teammate in front of the net.  But even then, I'm not convinced he would take much off his shot...he sure as heck was not doing it help his opponents.
    I remember hearing/reading that he did take something off during power plays but to protect players in general, not just his own.  He also tried to keep it down.  Who knows how much that means, but I just remember that from back in the day.  He was dangerous out there.  Split a goalie's mask in half one time.  
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,049
    mrussel1 said:
    Being a Blackhawks fan I am supposed to hate the Blues.  I certainly don't like them, but I was a big fan of Brett Hull growing up and I dislike Dallas more.  So, I'm pleased that the Blues have eliminated them but that is the last I root for St. Louis.  I will say their fans deserve the thrill & spoils of seeing their team lift the Cup, though.
    I liked Hull, but God did I love Al Macinnis.  He had that 100 mph slapper from the point, that came off like a ton of bricks.  Dude had to back off of it for fear of hurting people.  How many players have ever done that??
    I remember playing NHL '94 on SNES.  You could never shut out Calgary because he'd ALWAYS end up with a one-timer. Never failed.

  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,012
    mrussel1 said:
    Being a Blackhawks fan I am supposed to hate the Blues.  I certainly don't like them, but I was a big fan of Brett Hull growing up and I dislike Dallas more.  So, I'm pleased that the Blues have eliminated them but that is the last I root for St. Louis.  I will say their fans deserve the thrill & spoils of seeing their team lift the Cup, though.
    I liked Hull, but God did I love Al Macinnis.  He had that 100 mph slapper from the point, that came off like a ton of bricks.  Dude had to back off of it for fear of hurting people.  How many players have ever done that??
    I remember playing NHL '94 on SNES.  You could never shut out Calgary because he'd ALWAYS end up with a one-timer. Never failed.

    Ha, it's like a glitch in Double Dribble down in the corner with teh Lakers.  You couldn't miss.  
    Here's something I didn't know about Al..

    In 1999, he injured teammate and goalie Rich Parent during warmups, breaking his protective cup and rupturing a testicle.
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 21,720
    Pulling for St Louis I always root for the underdog!
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,270
    I am one of the few who believes if the wooden stick was brought back and made mandatory scoring would go up.  Those new sticks break way too easily and a lot of the time it happens at the worst time...
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,012
    I am one of the few who believes if the wooden stick was brought back and made mandatory scoring would go up.  Those new sticks break way too easily and a lot of the time it happens at the worst time...
    Bring back the wood and shrink the pads of the goalie?  I'd be good with that.  
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,270
    mrussel1 said:
    I am one of the few who believes if the wooden stick was brought back and made mandatory scoring would go up.  Those new sticks break way too easily and a lot of the time it happens at the worst time...
    Bring back the wood and shrink the pads of the goalie?  I'd be good with that.  
    Yes, especially the goalie equipment.  If they were serious about head injuries they'd also re-introduce the older shoulder and elbow pads, the new equipment is like body armour.
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