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« Reply #125: January 22, 2022, 02:00:09 PM »
what was odd was that the NHL almost immediately shifted from the Islanders run to the Oilers.

A lot of folks thought it would happen a year earlier. Edmonton losing the first time to the islanders was a heck of an upset

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« Reply #126: January 22, 2022, 02:08:10 PM »
what was odd was that the NHL almost immediately shifted from the Islanders run to the Oilers.
Flyers won two in a row.
Followed by Canadiens winning four in a row.
Followed by the Islanders winning four in a row.
Followed by Edmonton winning 4 of 5. 

Era of the dynasties.

Edit. To add to that there have been. Four back to back titles since then but not more than that. Tampa will try this year. Pittsburgh did twice and Detroit once. 

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« Reply #127: January 22, 2022, 03:54:55 PM »
that freaking goal by Steve Smith into the Oilers' own net against Calgary in 1986.  If the Oilers hadn't managed to eliminate themselves, they would have gone to 7 finals in 8 years and won at least 5, and probably 6 of them. (Yes, I know it's hyperbole to argue that the one goal by Smith cost them a series they lost in 7 games).

And Edmonton won another cup in 1994 in New York.

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« Reply #128: January 25, 2022, 11:45:42 AM »
Canada Olympic roster is out.  A couple of familiar names.

https://sports.yahoo.com/canada-olympic-men-hockey-roster-155915368.html


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« Reply #130: January 25, 2022, 11:48:10 AM »
And made the finals in 1993 in LA
that freaking goal by Steve Smith into the Oilers' own net against Calgary in 1986.  If the Oilers hadn't managed to eliminate themselves, they would have gone to 7 finals in 8 years and won at least 5, and probably 6 of them. (Yes, I know it's hyperbole to argue that the one goal by Smith cost them a series they lost in 7 games).

And Edmonton won another cup in 1994 in New York.

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« Reply #131: January 25, 2022, 03:32:50 PM »
USA roster.

https://teamusa.usahockey.com/2022olympicmenroster
2 Yale grads - O'Neill and Agostino.  This is Brian O'Neill's second Olympics as he played in the last farce.

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« Reply #133: January 31, 2022, 01:50:35 PM »
Duguay never wore a helmet. Just saying.

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/01/sarah-palin-rumored-to-be-in-fiery-romance-with-ice-hockey-star/amp

Anyone who lived in the NY area in the late 1970's remembers this commercial, and not in a good way:


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« Reply #134: February 09, 2022, 12:49:27 AM »
Brad Marchand is going to get a nice break from hockey

https://twitter.com/theathleticnhl/status/1491246149189177345?s=21

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« Reply #135: February 09, 2022, 09:23:36 AM »
Brad Marchand is going to get a nice break from hockey

https://twitter.com/theathleticnhl/status/1491246149189177345?s=21
that's just a bonehead, a-hole move that destroys the narrative that refs look for him due to his past and he gets suckered into most of his chippy calls. no f'ng way that was less than deliberate.  The face shield is obviously why he thought he could do it.   I often bought into the narrative, but he deserves about as severe a suspension as you can get when you don't hurt someone.   

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« Reply #136: February 19, 2022, 03:37:08 PM »
Brad Marchand is going to get a nice break from hockey

https://twitter.com/theathleticnhl/status/1491246149189177345?s=21
https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-bruins/2022/02/19/brad-marchand-suspension-upheld-gary-bettman-bruins-nhl/

6 games.  Basically, even though the NHLPA argued 4 games and had a host of like incidents, and there was no intent to (or actual) injury, Bettman said, "nobody has MArchand's track record," it was stupid, and he's bad for the league's image.  Apparently the goalie said to him, "how about that f...ing save?"

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“To say that Mr. Marchand overreacted to that comment would be an understatement,” Bettman wrote in his ruling.

The NHLPA argued that the suspension should have been four games at most, comparing it to other cases. Bettman, however, said it’s a unique situation, because there’s “no player who has a disciplinary history” like Marchand. Even Marchand referred to his actions in the incident as “stupid.”
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“Mr. Marchand’s behavior and lack of judgment in respect of these incidents did not meet acceptable NHL standards,” Bettman wrote. “He created a distraction which reflected poorly on himself, on his team and on the League as a whole, and as such, I find he also deserves the penalty he received.”

This is Marchand’s eighth suspension, which is the most among active players. He’s eligible to return Thursday, Feb. 24, against the Kraken.

I find the honesty refreshing.  Also, Tom Wilson better stay clear of any disciplinary hearings if the reputation standard is what Bettman's using. He's only on 5 now.

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Re: NHL 2021-22
« Reply #137: March 21, 2022, 12:08:07 PM »
MAF to Minny but leaving behind half of his salary  :shock:


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Re: NHL 2021-22
« Reply #138: May 06, 2022, 08:05:16 PM »
Watching on TNT/TBS is annoying because they have separate Apps.  So cannot toggle between games like I can when on ESPN.  The broadcasts seem better though. 

Toronto looks good.  Might be their year.

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« Reply #139: May 06, 2022, 10:34:39 PM »
McJesus with two beautiful assists in period one.

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« Reply #140: May 09, 2022, 06:44:17 AM »
All four series played yesterday now tied at 2. Chance of that happening again today except for Colorado.

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« Reply #141: May 09, 2022, 10:24:56 AM »
Trotz fired.

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« Reply #142: May 09, 2022, 11:00:45 AM »
Trotz fired.

Reunion with the Caps?

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« Reply #143: May 09, 2022, 11:25:56 AM »

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« Reply #144: May 09, 2022, 12:58:00 PM »
chatter on the Islanders forums is that they did Trotz a favor.

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« Reply #145: May 09, 2022, 02:06:31 PM »
 :shock:

He'll certainly be well compensated in Detroit

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Re: NHL 2021-22
« Reply #146: May 11, 2022, 08:33:06 PM »
CM Punk walks out for his match tonight on Long Island wearing a John Tavares Islanders jersey. Epic trolling.

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« Reply #147: May 12, 2022, 10:36:33 PM »
Last two Leafs/Lightning games have been some great hockey.

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« Reply #148: May 14, 2022, 08:20:52 PM »
Five game 7s over two days. Would be funny to see all the Canadian teams lose. Sorry Ali.

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« Reply #149: May 14, 2022, 10:06:48 PM »
Five game 7s over two days. Would be funny to see all the Canadian teams lose. Sorry Ali.
One down.  Two to go.  The Leafs are just remarkable underachievers.  Luckily the press in Toronto is friendly and will go easy on them.