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Old 12-01-2018, 06:41 PM
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NHL December 2018

So, the Leafs finally sign William Nylander at the deadline.

This is going to be fun.
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Darling is on waivers; Chicago should grab him.

Knights are gonna beat the Oilers tonight! I'm predicting 4-1!

ETA: And grats on Nylander, Leaffan!

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Old 12-01-2018, 08:52 PM
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The Leafs are going to win the Stanley Cup this year.
I'm not kidding.
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I'm predicting 4-1!
Well there goes that!

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Koskinen just too much for the Knights tonight. Good job, Oilers!
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holy balls, for once all of the Red Wings showed up for all three periods. Witz leveling Krejci and Bertuzzi running traffic in front of the net are the kinds of gritty plays they've lacked for a while now.

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My BLUES are on a quick downward spiral.

Only Player worth a fuck right now is the newly (this year) acquired Ryan O'riely.

My new adopted team is...

Toronto !
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Cool.
Seattle's gonna be a thing.
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i don't see any new news... whatcha got?

ETA: Got it: https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/...am-in-seattle/

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Oh yeah! Take that that Caps! And this for you, Wilson!
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So, I just saw that hit on Wilson. I hope that Reaves does not get suspended for it. Yes it was a bit late but the head was not the primary point of contact. The hypocrisy of the Caps to complain about that hit is not a good look.
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Hopefully this will be the last fix for the expansion-addicted owners. 32 teams is plenty enough. But I fear they won't stop until they get to 64, if ever.
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Hopefully this will be the last fix for the expansion-addicted owners. 32 teams is plenty enough. But I fear they won't stop until they get to 64, if ever.
I think this ends expansion for now. There will be discussion of buying and/or moving teams for decades to come.

I haven't kept my ear to the ground-er, ice-for a while, but I assume it has already gotten to the point where each team doesn't host every other team at least once in the season. Even with 82 games and only 31 teams, that would be 60 games right there, since each team would have both a home and an an away game against each of the other 30. Certainly, with four 8-team divisions, even four games against the division opponents and two against the other 24 is 72.
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Sorry about the double post - missed the edit window.

Looks like I was wrong about not playing every team home and away at least once.

Still, I assume they'll have to add two games to the schedule to get it to work out - 4 games against division teams, 3 against the other division in the same conference, and 2 against the other conference.
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So, I just saw that hit on Wilson. I hope that Reaves does not get suspended for it. Yes it was a bit late but the head was not the primary point of contact. The hypocrisy of the Caps to complain about that hit is not a good look.
No suspension!

The first time they tangled yesterday was more entertaining, tho: Reaves checks Wilson to to the ground right in the middle of the defensive zone, takes the puck from him to mid-ice where he fends off an Ovechkin slam against the boards. Reaves veers back to center where Wilson tries to late check him, only to get upended and hit the ice hard, right on his ass, while Reaves visibly laughs and taunts Wilson* as play is stopped. A referee skate-pushes Reaves away.



*This is the single greatest hockey moment since Fleury tickled Blake Wheeler's ear last season.

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Cool.
Seattle's gonna be a thing.
I'm hoping they name them the "Starpucks" - its aspirational with nods to both the sport and the city

Plus, the Pacific Division would have the Canucks, Ducks & Pucks...
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Or in keeping with non-plural names like Lightning and Wild, how about the Seattle Slew?
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The Seattle Sleepless would be a multi-prong homage to the city.

Nah, seriously: I'm pulling for the Seattle Kraken, with dark green and blue as colors.

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I think the Seattle Sea Lions would be pretty cool.
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How about the Seattle Geoducks?
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How about the Seattle Geoducks?
'Twould make for an interesting team logo, although blacking it out on broadcasts (to protect the easily offended or those with small … hands) might be a challenge.
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Sorry Blackhawks, but yer gonna have to continue yer skid tonight: December wins are what make a season and the Knights need a strong second season!
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We kicked serious ass tonight! Oh I hope this keeps up. And it was "Super Hero" theme night, and Dan Potash dressed up as Batman -- it was awesome!


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Oh yeah! Take that that Caps! And this for you, Wilson!
I could watch that clip all day long and not get tired of it. And the hypocrisy of Caps fans whining about it just kills me. Wilson's been dishing it out for ages, finally gets a taste of his own medicine, and now it's sooooo not FAAAAAIIIIRRR!!!!
Normally I don't cheer when players get hurt, but Wilson had it coming in spades.


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A local favorite here in Seattle for an NHL team is the “Kraken”.
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Damn I am getting tempted to start believing in the Wings as a playoff team again.

After a shitastic start to the year they had an awesome stretch and then settled into their current state where they are really playing pretty good almost every night against good teams. They can't hold leads worth a crap but are getting points at the time of the year you simply need points to make the Playoffs.
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Woot! 4-3!
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Canucks win their first in 12.
Things are looking up.

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There you go, Bo - you mighta ended up nailin it. (buncha polls - one had Kraken at #3)


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To ride this Pettersson hype train a little more - last night was his second five-point night this season. Only five other rookies have done that, and it's only two months in, still. Made him a shoo-in for rookie of the month in October (might be potting in a few more months of those), and the first player of the week award this season also goes to him. Meanwhile Vancouver media is already saying he should surpass Pavel Bure to become the greatest Canuck.

I just hope he keeps his head up - no cutting laterally just inside the opponents' blue line with your head down sorta nonsesne.
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To ride this Pettersson hype train a little more - last night was his second five-point night this season. Only five other rookies have done that, and it's only two months in, still. Made him a shoo-in for rookie of the month in October (might be potting in a few more months of those), and the first player of the week award this season also goes to him. Meanwhile Vancouver media is already saying he should surpass Pavel Bure to become the greatest Canuck.

I just hope he keeps his head up - no cutting laterally just inside the opponents' blue line with your head down sorta nonsesne.
especially now that Kronwall has remembered how to, er, Kronwall.
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especially now that Kronwall has remembered how to, er, Kronwall.
Yeah, I remember him totally standing up players on the line, a la Blake and Stevens, and then he just sorta...eased off on that stuff? Was he dealing with injuries or something? Heh - good to see he's back in form, then. He is getting on, though. (37)
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I just want to say that there is no way in hell that the new Seattle team will be called the Mud Sharks or the Geoducks. Actual species not withstanding, there are already Ducks and Sharks in the NHL - in the same division as the new Seattle team, no less.

If they want to use the 'same' name as another team in the league, they should join the CFL.
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I just want to say that there is no way in hell that the new Seattle team will be called the Mud Sharks or the Geoducks. Actual species not withstanding, there are already Ducks and Sharks in the NHL - in the same division as the new Seattle team, no less.



If they want to use the 'same' name as another team in the league, they should join the CFL.


The Blue Jackets joined the NHL and there was already the Blues.
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In casual conversation do they get called the Blue or the Jackets?

Now, do you see people asking "How about them Mud?" or "Did you catch the Geo game last night?" Personally, I don't think the Columbus team should have been call the Blue Jackets but mad props to whoever convinced the people of Columbus to cheer "Go Blue" even if jackets is right after it.
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Yeah, I remember him totally standing up players on the line, a la Blake and Stevens, and then he just sorta...eased off on that stuff? Was he dealing with injuries or something? Heh - good to see he's back in form, then. He is getting on, though. (37)
he's got a bum knee which will probably force him into retirement (or at least a very reduced "mentor" role) after this season.
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In casual conversation do they get called the Blue or the Jackets?



Now, do you see people asking "How about them Mud?" or "Did you catch the Geo game last night?" Personally, I don't think the Columbus team should have been call the Blue Jackets but mad props to whoever convinced the people of Columbus to cheer "Go Blue" even if jackets is right after it.


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