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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-01-14 15:17:33 Reply

Two weeks in a row Detroit and Chicago have had very intense games, man it was great to see the Wings play on NBC today. Pierre is a creep but Doc knows his stuff and enjoys his job. I really hope these teams meet in the playoffs, it'll be a must-see.

At 1/14/12 02:22 PM, Canas wrote: A brief history of Rick DiPietro..
Worst contract of all time. He is now having sports hernia surgery and is out for the rest of the season

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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-01-14 22:09:55 Reply

At 1/14/12 02:22 PM, Canas wrote: A brief history of Rick DiPietro..

Still rather have him than Scott Gomez.

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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-01-15 10:06:36 Reply

At 1/13/12 12:24 PM, MattTheParanoidKat wrote:
At 1/13/12 11:58 AM, Coop wrote: Second place? That's just a fancy word for losing. Avs are 2-0, you're 0-3.
Losing? Funny, that's just what the Avs are doing right now.

You've got to start somewhere - 2-1 win over the Stars last night, so we're doing something right, by staying in the hunt.

Avs are 3rd in a division where the Canucks are the only fucking team worth a damn in.

In your opinion. I'd say that there's 3 teams worth something (VAN, MIN and COL), which could change year on year.

The only other team that honestly has a chance of making the post season other than the Canucks right now int the Northwest division is Minnesota. And they're pushing 8th place right now in the Western Standings at the best. But hey 2 points so you're not far behind... Ofcourse, if that means the Canucks get a easy Playoff series against the Avs I'm fine with that.

I seriously think that we'll do a bit better than 8th - you may end up facing us in the playoffs, as it may be a 3-6 matchup. Who knows?

Oh and lets see, the cabinet does look empty without the Cup yes, but there's a number of other individual and team awards in there and that is something to say.

Ah, but there's no I in team. If Luongo doesn't bottle, you should be able to win the cup - the team you had last season was the best chance you've had and the changes this time around may have been a slight step back, but it's not killed you, as you still have the Sedins to build the team around.

So call me in 3 years once Colorado collects enough top draft picks to be a decent team again. But, by then, we'll be in difference conferences and you'll be happy that we don't face roll your entire team :P.

Pfft. We shall see. I'm confident that we're growing as a team and when Landeskog hits his stride with Matt Duchene centering him, we'll have something to shout about. When we find the net against you (February 15th), it'll be like a dam breaking.

At 1/14/12 02:22 PM, Canas wrote: A brief history of Rick DiPietro..

Be fair, you did miss the (brief) part where he didn't suck. 30-24-5 the season before and 32-19-9 in the seasons before and after the contract. Granted, he's a combined 37-50-11 since then, but that's professional sport.

Worst contract of all time. He is now having sports hernia surgery and is out for the rest of the season

Yeah. If they'd signed him to 5 years, they would have gotten rid of him by now.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-01-22 23:25:15 Reply

Central division is carnage right now, absolutely awesome at this point in time. Four of the Original Six are doing great, very competitive season, I'm really enjoying it right now.

Also, enjoy this tweet from Craig Custance:
Just spoke with Pavel Datsyuk, who says he wants to be the last pick in the All-Star fantasy draft. "I want the car," he said.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-01-25 20:43:36 Reply

Detroit getting rrrrrrrrrrrrrolled.

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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-01-26 14:47:12 Reply

At 1/22/12 11:25 PM, Ronald-McDonald-LoL wrote: Just spoke with Pavel Datsyuk, who says he wants to be the last pick in the All-Star fantasy draft. "I want the car," he said.

I wish I'd won a car when I was the last pick in the playground :(


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-12 18:54:39 Reply

Anyone watching Flyers vs Red Wings? Detroit supposedly has won their past 19 home games! I hope the Flyers break their winning streak. :)


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-12 20:51:37 Reply

At 1 hour ago, WadeFulp wrote: Anyone watching Flyers vs Red Wings? Detroit supposedly has won their past 19 home games! I hope the Flyers break their winning streak. :)

This is certainly the toughest team that Detroit has faced in their home winning streak, but with that said, the Flyers seem to have a habit of sleepwalking recently, so I'm hoping that they don't fall apart like they did with the Rangers a couple of nights ago. You would think that a young team like the Flyers would be much better at home than on the road, but hasn't always been the case.

If Detroit does win this game, it'll be 20 straight on home ice, which would tie the '75-'76 Flyers team for most consecutive home wins. It'll be interesting if the Red Wings do win the Cup this year like they Flyers did in '75-'76, if they do win this game.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-12 22:20:00 Reply

At 1 hour ago, orangebomb wrote:
At 1 hour ago, WadeFulp wrote:
If Detroit does win this game, it'll be 20 straight on home ice, which would tie the '75-'76 Flyers team for most consecutive home wins. It'll be interesting if the Red Wings do win the Cup this year like they Flyers did in '75-'76, if they do win this game.

Correction, the Flyers did not win the Cup in '76 when they had their 20 straight home winning streak.

Still, it was very impressive of the Red Wings to win and tie the record for most consecutive home wins in a row, and most likely, they will break the record when they play Dallas on Tuesday.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-13 04:26:40 Reply

At 9 hours ago, WadeFulp wrote: Anyone watching Flyers vs Red Wings? Detroit supposedly has won their past 19 home games! I hope the Flyers break their winning streak. :)

It's looking unlikely that anyone will at the moment - they just seem to have a habit of doing enough to win. Bastards.

At 6 hours ago, orangebomb wrote: Still, it was very impressive of the Red Wings to win and tie the record for most consecutive home wins in a row, and most likely, they will break the record when they play Dallas on Tuesday.

On the positive side, Dallas need to win, to keep in touch with the playoff pack. Chicago are slowly getting draged into the mess as well, with 65 points, against LA's 65, Phoenix' 62, Calgary and Colorado on 60, Dallas on 59 and Minnesota slipping out of touch on 58. Wow, the Wild started so well and now appear to be sinking fast? Fix before the deadline, or become a selling team again?


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-13 11:12:02 Reply

At 16 hours ago, WadeFulp wrote: Anyone watching Flyers vs Red Wings? Detroit supposedly has won their past 19 home games! I hope the Flyers break their winning streak. :)

Detroit is still a much better team overall than the Flyers. As good as the Flyers are they are lacking in a lot and Bryz and the boys aren't doing much. Plus they kind of are like pussies now compared to the old Broad Street Bullies, for good reason naturally but they lost two core members of their team and Danny Briere and company have to pick up the slack.

And Vancouver is probably the best chance to beat Detroit at Home right now. But personal bias. Still, Luongo has a shitty time at the Joe, Schneids could pull it off though.

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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-14 23:57:58 Reply

21 straight home wins in a row, in a convincing fashion. Detroit is on quite a roll. Probably the best Valentine's day ever.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-16 08:05:12 Reply

At 1 day ago, Ronald-McDonald-LoL wrote: 21 straight home wins in a row, in a convincing fashion. Detroit is on quite a roll. Probably the best Valentine's day ever.

Nah, that was when Stevie Y planted a kiss on another wings player for Kiss Cam, as Shanny looked on. Classic.

Shannahan would probably suspend someone for that nowadays.

Any idea of MVP candidates this season? Stamkos? Malkin? Howard? Datsyuk?


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-17 15:40:17 Reply

At 1 day ago, Coop wrote:
Any idea of MVP candidates this season? Stamkos? Malkin? Howard? Datsyuk?

I haven't seen enough of the Lightning to know how well Stamkos is doing, but I think Malkin and Datsyuk at the two best players in the league right now. Can you imagine if they were on the same team every night? Would be pretty amazing.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-17 21:22:59 Reply

At 5 hours ago, Ronald-McDonald-LoL wrote:
At 1 day ago, Coop wrote:
Any idea of MVP candidates this season? Stamkos? Malkin? Howard? Datsyuk?
I haven't seen enough of the Lightning to know how well Stamkos is doing, but I think Malkin and Datsyuk at the two best players in the league right now. Can you imagine if they were on the same team every night? Would be pretty amazing.

His 39 goals lead the league and 66 points puts him in 3rd, behind Malkin (69) and Giroux (67). Datsyuk only seems to be an assist guy, that really comes to the fore when playing alongside a goal scorer. Kind of like a Joe Thornton to Jonathan Cheechoo that one year.

Mind you, Datsyuk is a good player, he just needs to find the net a little more often for my liking... or should that be less?


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-17 22:54:39 Reply

At 1 day ago, Coop wrote:
At 1 day ago, Ronald-McDonald-LoL wrote:
Any idea of MVP candidates this season? Stamkos? Malkin? Howard? Datsyuk?

Malkin might be the front runner for MVP this year, considering how Crosby is a virtual no-show. With Crosby out for however long, the Pens should be thanking their lucky stars that they Malkin is on fire, because without him, they would most likely go down the drain.

Speaking of down the drain, the Blue Jackets seem to be interested in trading away Rick Nash, considering how Columbus is an absolute joke now, {40 points this late in the season, WTF?} and has no real talent around him, or never has for that matter. For his sake, the Jackets should trade him away before the deadline, and get rid of Carter as well, and start all over again, because this is getting to the point where it's just depressing to even watch.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-18 19:00:46 Reply

At 20 hours ago, orangebomb wrote:
At 1 day ago, Coop wrote:
At 1 day ago, Ronald-McDonald-LoL wrote:
Any idea of MVP candidates this season? Stamkos? Malkin? Howard? Datsyuk?
Malkin might be the front runner for MVP this year, considering how Crosby is a virtual no-show. With Crosby out for however long, the Pens should be thanking their lucky stars that they Malkin is on fire, because without him, they would most likely go down the drain.

We all knew he was good, being such a high draft pick himself. He's kept them a contender for sure and I'm not entirely convinced of his credentials, because the team isn't running away with the division.

Speaking of down the drain, the Blue Jackets seem to be interested in trading away Rick Nash, considering how Columbus is an absolute joke now, {40 points this late in the season, WTF?} and has no real talent around him, or never has for that matter.

I think that Nash would be a good fit in Minnesota. The Wild need someone who can score goals, as they have plenty of assist guys, but no-one to bang it in the net. That could bring them back into the playoff picture.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-18 22:52:23 Reply

At 3 hours ago, Coop wrote:
At 20 hours ago, orangebomb wrote:
We all knew he was good, being such a high draft pick himself. He's kept them a contender for sure and I'm not entirely convinced of his credentials, because the team isn't running away with the division.

Crosby's injuries is a part of the reason why they're not leading their division, but considering that the Rangers are virtually unstoppable right now, for the Pens to be where they are right now without Sid, that's going to give Malkin at least some heavy consideration for MVP. Of course, there is always a chance that they can be a surprise pick like the one last year with Perry in Anaheim.

I think that Nash would be a good fit in Minnesota. The Wild need someone who can score goals, as they have plenty of assist guys, but no-one to bang it in the net. That could bring them back into the playoff picture.

Minnesota would be ideal, but even if they do get Nash, their confidence has got to be shot considering that they got off to a hot start, and then tailspin from there. IMO the best team for Nash to go to would be the Los Angeles Kings, because they are absolutely abysmal when it comes to goal scoring, but because of Quick and their defensive play, they're still in the playoffs. I don't know how much better the Kings will be scoring goals with Nash on board, but at least they'll get something more production wise.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-24 14:32:36 Reply

So, how about that Detroit Home-Game Streak? Oh, it was ended by Vancouver. Told ya we had the best chance of ending it :D

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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-02-24 22:36:51 Reply

Just got back from the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. The Colorado Avalanche game.

That was saddddd.

I'm glad I don't enjoy either team.

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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-03-12 12:55:00 Reply

Kings beat Chicago! There is still a chance for them to be in the playoffs!


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-03-12 23:38:56 Reply

At 10 hours ago, DancingTomato wrote: Kings beat Chicago! There is still a chance for them to be in the playoffs!

I would've liked their chances better if LA got Rick Nash instead of Carter, but considering that Columbus beat them without Carter, I guess they made the right decision after all,{winning 4 out of their last 6 games} or rather just delayed the inevitable that Nash will be gone after the season.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-03-13 05:28:19 Reply

At 5 hours ago, orangebomb wrote:
At 10 hours ago, DancingTomato wrote: Kings beat Chicago! There is still a chance for them to be in the playoffs!
I would've liked their chances better if LA got Rick Nash instead of Carter, but considering that Columbus beat them without Carter, I guess they made the right decision after all,{winning 4 out of their last 6 games} or rather just delayed the inevitable that Nash will be gone after the season.

The one reason that Nash wasn't traded and Carter was instead, I think you will find is cap space. Nash is a massive hit at $6m and Carter is substantially less than that, for a shorter term.

I'm not so sure that Nash will be gone after the season, because the problem still remains. Sure, it's one season less for the contract, but Columbus need it off their books, badly and I'm not sure that Nash can justify that kind of spend from any NHL franchise at the moment.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-03-16 19:33:44 Reply

At 3 days ago, Coop wrote: The one reason that Nash wasn't traded and Carter was instead, I think you will find is cap space. Nash is a massive hit at $6m and Carter is substantially less than that, for a shorter term.

I think the difference is more that Columbus actually wanted to get rid of Carter. They were unsatisfied with his attitude/performance and he never wanted to be there in the first place. Moving him made sense for both sides. Nash is different; he is their franchise. Trading your captain, best player, fan favourite and generally the only bright spot your franchise has ever known, is a completely different type of deal. Columbus never wanted to get rid of him, (Nash requested a trade), and based upon what they were asking for in return, I doubt they ever seriously expected anyone to bite.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-03-24 03:07:19 Reply

WOO HOO!!! LA Kings take the Pacific Division! Yeah baby, see you all in the playoffs


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At 7 days ago, EternitySpent wrote:
At 3 days ago, Coop wrote: The one reason that Nash wasn't traded and Carter was instead, I think you will find is cap space. Nash is a massive hit at $6m and Carter is substantially less than that, for a shorter term.
I think the difference is more that Columbus actually wanted to get rid of Carter.

Fair point. I think that there needs to be some form of major shake-up in Columbus and they are hoping for some help in the new CBA that's beeing mooted at the moment, to get out of the basement. Either that, or get someone good in the next few drafts, like Edmonton. Oh, wait.

At 5 hours ago, DancingTomato wrote: WOO HOO!!! LA Kings take the Pacific Division! Yeah baby, see you all in the playoffs

Hold your horses, you've not won anything yet. We've still got 2 weeks to go and you could finish 4th in your division, still outside, looking in. There's any three of six teams can get in the playoffs (LA; Dallas; Phoenix; San Jose; Colorado and Calgary) and they're all within 3 points of one another.

Come back next week, maybe you've managed to get up there and stay there by then :P


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-03-25 18:49:15 Reply

So I'm living down in South America right now. I've already been going through hockey withdrawal but there is no way I can miss the playoffs with the Rangers playing so well this year.

Can anybody recommend a good site for watching games free? The problem I've always had is that poor video quality makes it nearly impossible to see the puck on a lot of streaming sports sites. Looking for a site with good video quality if anyone knows of one. Thanks.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-03-25 23:33:11 Reply

At 3/25/12 06:49 PM, oc-fuzzy wrote: So I'm living down in South America right now. I've already been going through hockey withdrawal but there is no way I can miss the playoffs with the Rangers playing so well this year.

Ahahaha, I can't think of a worse place to be on earth if you enjoy hockey and dislike football. Sucks to be you.

But usually when I can't access the daily game on my T.V., I just type "Name of the team stream" in google and I get a bunch of links from random sites.

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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-03-27 04:44:33 Reply

Well, I think that the playoffs are officially slipping from the grasp of the Avs now. Still, we've built a platform for next year. A healthy Duchene and Landeskog will certainly help this franchise go far, as will a more settled Semyon Varlamov, who could backstop us nicely.

I'd love to see playoff action, but with the amount of games that we've played and the way everyone around us is playing, we're about to hit the buffers, as everyone else is getting into playoff mode.


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Response to NHL Hockey Fan-Club 2012-03-29 21:32:43 Reply

At 3/27/12 04:44 AM, Coop wrote: Well, I think that the playoffs are officially slipping from the grasp of the Avs now. Still, we've built a platform for next year. A healthy Duchene and Landeskog will certainly help this franchise go far, as will a more settled Semyon Varlamov, who could backstop us nicely.

I'd love to see playoff action, but with the amount of games that we've played and the way everyone around us is playing, we're about to hit the buffers, as everyone else is getting into playoff mode.

You're still in the same division as the team that has been dominant for the past and has been the only ones in the division to make the playoffs. Still, always another year

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