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NHL November 2018

Any particular reason Winnipeg had an afternoon game today? Is there a Canadian holiday.

It definitely messed up with my fantasy teams.
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No holiday that I'm aware of.

Sorry Guin, the Leafs destroyed the Penguins tonight.

Totally dominated the game.
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Knights scored one goal each period for a 3-0 win. I like that scoring average!
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No holiday that I'm aware of.

Sorry Guin, the Leafs destroyed the Penguins tonight.

Totally dominated the game.
Tell me about it. What is going ON with our team? We got our asses kicked by the Islanders the other night too. WTF?
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First coaching change of the year. The Kings have been horrible and fired their coach.

https://twitter.com/puckpodcast/stat...568656384?s=21
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Tell me about it. What is going ON with our team? We got our asses kicked by the Islanders the other night too. WTF?
Well, the Islanders are on a six-game streak right now. The also one the second part of the home and home against the Pens, then beat the Devils 3-0. Their goalies have been super hot and I think Trotz has a done good things with their defensive play. Last season, they had the most goals against by far, and now they are towards the top of the list (so far -- many more games to play, of course). They aren't even relying on the Barzal line for their scoring.

All that said, watching them play the Pens was extremely nerve-wracking for me. Their first two lines are all-stars. Insane.
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Aye; they checked themselves head first into the boards right there, eh.
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And the Hawks can Quenneville.
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And the Hawks can Quenneville.
Heard this at about 7:45 this morning, thanks to my NHL app. Wife picked up my phone after it buzzed and said something about Hawks getting new coach. Took me a few beats to process. "Wait, what? Like Blackhawks? Quenville's out?" "Yes, that's what the notification says.Some guy named Col..lit..ton is the coach now." What the fuck? Ten years, three Stanleys, and you're stuck with a skeleton of a team, why the fuck isn't Bowman out and not Coach Q?
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That was about what I thought too, pulykamell.
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Ottawa should hire him.
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I read a decent number of Chicago sports blogs and never seen any mention of an imminent firing. Perhaps if the entire season proves to be a disaster then they'd reach an agreement to part ways. This isn't a team that's massively underperforming and the new coach would shake things up and get them into the playoffs.
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Heard this at about 7:45 this morning, thanks to my NHL app. Wife picked up my phone after it buzzed and said something about Hawks getting new coach. Took me a few beats to process. "Wait, what? Like Blackhawks? Quenville's out?" "Yes, that's what the notification says.Some guy named Col..lit..ton is the coach now." What the fuck? Ten years, three Stanleys, and you're stuck with a skeleton of a team, why the fuck isn't Bowman out and not Coach Q?
Yeah, this one surprised me, too. They've not been good this year (and never really got things figured out after Crawford went down last year, either), but one might have thought that a coach who's delivered the success that Quenneville has would have gotten a longer leash.

I don't follow the NHL closely, but it's seemed like they've spent the past three-to-five years making some bad bets on which veterans to keep over time (other than Kane and Toews), versus which ones to let to go other teams in free agency. I agree, that should have been on Bowman's head, not Q's.

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I read a decent number of Chicago sports blogs and never seen any mention of an imminent firing. Perhaps if the entire season proves to be a disaster then they'd reach an agreement to part ways. This isn't a team that's massively underperforming and the new coach would shake things up and get them into the playoffs.
Yeah, that's the thing. I like sports a good bit, but I kind of passively follow them these days, as there's only so much mental space I have for it. But I haven't heard anything about Coach Q's job being in jeopardy. I mean, WTF is he supposed to do with this team? OK, they just had a skid, but I thought they were doing pretty well and even over performing. Ten games in and they had the seventh best record in the NHL, third in their conference, for a team that is supposed to do absolutely nothing this year. Nobody expects them to do anything this year. For the cards he was dealt, Q's been doing great. But Bowman and Q are known (or at least rumored) to have a bit of a contentious relationship. Unfortunately, the wrong one went.
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Caps-Pens last night. Pens outplayed them in everything except the score.
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After five losses in a row Jim Rutherford was pretty pissed last night, threatening roster moves if the Pens don't reverse things soon.
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I'd have liked for Colliton to get a win but the Hurricanes just wouldn't give up a 4th goal (let alone a 5th, presumably).

Still, the Knights beat the Senators, pushing us a little closer to the .500 mark, so there's that.

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Last week Jason Spezza (35 years old) played in his 1000 career game. Last night Joe Thornton (39 years old) played in his 1500th game. Half as many games again as Spezza. That is just amazing durability.
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The Wild just finished their 7 game road trip 5-2. They played some pretty bad teams for most of it, but road wins is road wins. I'll take it.
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Big congrats to all the Hall of Fame inductees tonight!
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Brodeur, the all-time leader in goalie wins and shutouts, was joined in the player’s category by Martin St. Louis, Canadian women’s star Jayna Hefford and Russian great Alexander Yakushev. Bettman and O’Ree — the NHL’s first black player — went into the Hall as builders.
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2 of those three belong in the Hall of Fame.
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Arbitrator reduced Tom Wilson’s suspension from 20 games to 14 games. The arbitrator agreed with everything except the 3 times previous suspension calculation, using 2 times instead. In both calculations they counted playoff games as double.
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I've been busy at work and largely unable to listen to or watch any games, which was a good thing last Friday. But today I finished a gig and I've been having a great time listening to the 2nd and 3rd period of tonight's Knights-Oilers game.
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I find myself cheering against the Oilers now. I'm hoping November finishes with the Oilers getting 6 points out of 28 possible. Then Todd McClellan will definitely go and there's a possibility the season can be salvaged with a new coach. Waiting till after Christmas to fire him will just waste another season.
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Well, some decisive action for a change. Todd McClellan fired, Ken Hitchcock replaces him.
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I'm amazed it took the Blues this long to show Yeo the door.
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Well, some decisive action for a change. Todd McClellan fired, Ken Hitchcock replaces him.
Damn. Hitch will for sure shake things up there.
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What is up with the throw back powder blue jackets on HNIC?
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Okay, I just want to get this over with. (Seriously, WTF is going on?)
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Throw back to the 70s in support of cancer awareness. They'll be signed and auctioned off in support.

I loved to see Dave Hodge back! Not to mention all the references to Howie Meeker: gee golly willikers!

"Stop it right there!"

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Flyers fire Hextall. Wow, that seems like an over reaction to me. Last season there wasn't one firing during the regular season. This make 5 so far this season and it isn't even December yet.
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Five wins in a row for the Capitals, I think.
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So tonight one of two things can happen: the Knights can go above the .500 mark and keep the 'Hawks below it OR the 'Hawks could go .500 while the Knights backslide underneath again. It should be a great game!
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Auston Matthews back tomorrow. I can't wait!
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The Knights had a dominating win over Chicago tonight! Fleury is just on fire, the guys are passing well and I noticed that all eyes were on the puck nearly every second of the game. I continue to think that Pacioretty is a good fit for the team. December is, to me, a critical time and I think the Knights are set to have a strong showing all month.
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Ah, good for y'all! He's a spark that y'all definitely need.
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My Pens are getting back to their old selves, and the Flyers are at the bottom of the Metro. Life is good.
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Hockey arenas aren’t as unique as baseball stadiums, but I’m adding to my collection this weekend by going to the Washington Capitals.

I’ve been to Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets (the very first game), Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Phoenix Coyotes, and Chicago Blackhawks.
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Ddamn that's pretty impressive dale. I can match you with AHL and ECHL teams, but for the NHL I've only ever seen Boston at home and now my Knights.
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I have to admit that I am surprised by the total turnaround in Buffalo. I knew they had to be better but holy cow - tied for first overall and riding a 10 game winning streak.
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The Rangers are the turnaround team that make me sit up this season. Even at the start of the season, they looked like the same incompetent losers and then BAM! they just figured out how to put it altogether and they've been crushing it, especially at home.
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Well, we may have lost, but Crosby got a sweet hattie. (I even saw some Avalanche hats on the ice!)
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Glad when this Nylander shite is finally over.
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The reason why I don't miss any Canucks games.

If I see another assist this season that tops this...

I bring you - Elias Pettersson

Nope - not luck. Back on the bench, Pettersson told Boesser he heard him calling him.
Coulda used the W, though, but oh well.
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Freddy Andersen is the best goalie in the NHL.

No, really. Take a look at the stats for goalies who have played 20ish games and Freddy is on top. He's having a spectacular year.
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The reason why I don't miss any Canucks games.

If I see another assist this season that tops this...

I bring you - Elias Pettersson

Nope - not luck. Back on the bench, Pettersson told Boesser he heard him calling him.
Coulda used the W, though, but oh well.
Aye; that was a great assist. Glad the Knights eked out the win, tho; we gotta keep ourselves above .500 through December.
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Leafs sign Nylander! Ya baby! Look out now.
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