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NHL 103 - December 2019


Let's start a new thread for December.
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Reported to append "NHL" to the thread title. Oops.
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Reported to append "NHL" to the thread title. Oops.
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:41 AM
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:33 AM
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I'd just like to forget tonight even happened. It was Star Wars Night, but obviously the Force was NOT with us.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:58 PM
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Sharks fire their coach as well on the heels of the unexpected notice out of Dallas. I’m sure we’ve had this many coaching changes early on but it sure seems like a lot before the New Year.
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Sharks fire their coach as well on the heels of the unexpected notice out of Dallas. Iím sure weíve had this many coaching changes early on but it sure seems like a lot before the New Year.
Yet Jeff Blashill still has a job. Goal differential of -62 and itís only December.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:49 AM
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You can run this thread for any month you want, but it's all pretty much the same for our beleaguered Blackhawks. Next to last in the conference with a whopping 6 overtime losses, it looks like just another year out of the playoffs for this team. You have to wonder at this point if we shouldn't try to make a blockbuster trade or two using Kane and/or Toews before their skills and value begin to markedly decline and get some super talented youth in return.
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Top two goal scorers. Too two Teams in standings points. Just the sort of game to disappoint fans. But Bruins vs Caps last night was as good as expected. 3-2 Caps victory with each team controlling stretches of play.

Last night it went in favor of the team I like but I donít like the off-sides challenge rule. If a goal is scored on the initial entry, I can see it. In this case they had played twenty seconds and the defense had been established after a blocked shot.
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Some idle (and entertaining) speculation on why the Stars fired Jim Montgomery.
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Old 12-12-2019, 02:16 PM
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Some idle (and entertaining) speculation on why the Stars fired Jim Montgomery.
That's some funny shit!
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Old 12-16-2019, 04:35 PM
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Taylor Hall was just traded to Arizona. No link to follow yet. I just heard this on TSN.

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Is there a list of NBCSN games? I'd love to figure out the last time the Islanders game aired there, not including the playoffs.

Too bad about Hall. The Islanders were supposedly in the running.
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Is there a list of NBCSN games? I'd love to figure out the last time the Islanders game aired there, not including the playoffs.

Too bad about Hall. The Islanders were supposedly in the running.
NBCSN and NBC pretty much ignore all but a few teams. The good thing for the Islanders is that the occasionally get picked up as an opponent for the Pens, Rangers, Caps, or Flyers.

It must sucks for NBC that three of their favorite teams havenít been good lately. The Blackhawks, Red Wings, and Rangers have been weak.
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Is there a list of NBCSN games? I'd love to figure out the last time the Islanders game aired there, not including the playoffs.
Looks like their last game on NBCSN was January 3, 2019 vs. Chicago.
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Looks like their last game on NBCSN was January 3, 2019 vs. Chicago.
Thanks! Looks like they get about one game per season on the national broadcast, since I don't think they have any games scheduled on NBCSN before January, 2020.

That was some thrashing last night! Next, the Isles have to face the Bruins in Boston -- hopefully, this won't be the start of a losing streak.
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Detroit should be happy, though, with Evgeny Svechnikov debuting for them last night - I'll bet he'll eventually be quite formidable, offensively.
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We like his brother.
And last night, 19 y.o. Andrei scored his second lacrosse goal. Never attempted in the NHL. And for good reason, because if he tries it a third time, he might find his head in the sixth row. And when that happens, I'll laugh at all the indignant tweets whining about said head removal.
Sure, pretty for instagram, but the old-timers aren't really taking a shine. I suppose you could argue, well, let the game evolve, new shots, and stuff.
Still. Keep your head up, A.
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Evgeni Malkin scored his 400th goal last night!
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Looks like their last game on NBCSN was January 3, 2019 vs. Chicago.
They're playing tonight on NBCSN against the Bruins. After Tuesday's destruction, I'm just hoping the loss isn't too bad.
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Check out these awesome sweaters that Springfield Thunderbirds are going to wear for one game. If they don't make them available for sale they are missing out on thousands of 'sure thing' sales.
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Missed the edit window. The jerseys are available for pre-order. I just ordered one which is probably why I missed the edit.
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Missed the edit window. The jerseys are available for pre-order. I just ordered one which is probably why I missed the edit.
Cool!
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Yeah I'll second on the cool.
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Old 12-20-2019, 11:28 PM
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Guess who has been ranked top NHL player of the decade, by ESPN?

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Guess who has been ranked top NHL player of the decade, by ESPN?

No doubt at all in my mind.
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I truely suspect that Murray might be going through depression -- he's been having problems ever since his father died two years ago. That's the only thing I can think of.
Or else maybe we DID make a mistake and trade the wrong goalie after all.

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Speaking of sweaters, last week we had "Ugly Sweater Night" at PPG Arena. Did anyone get a load of the one Dan Potash had on?

(I would LOVE it if they released this for sale on their website -- a lot of people are asking about it)
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(I would LOVE it if they released this for sale on their website -- a lot of people are asking about it)
I'll take one with a Sean Avery on it.
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It’s amazing. The Caps aren’t getting demolished by the Blue Jackets tonight.
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Old 12-27-2019, 10:31 PM
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Six wins in a row for the Leafs. Wow.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:59 AM
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I think that the NHL owes Columbus an apology for last night. 1.1 seconds cost them a win and an injured goalie.

I am also curious to see how the outdoor game in Dallas goes down. The weather has been warm to say the least. New Years day it is supposed to be 52o. I suppose that is better than the 2nd which will be in the mid 60s.
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:26 AM
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I think that the NHL owes Columbus an apology for last night. 1.1 seconds cost them a win and an injured goalie.

I am also curious to see how the outdoor game in Dallas goes down. The weather has been warm to say the least. New Years day it is supposed to be 52o. I suppose that is better than the 2nd which will be in the mid 60s.
Not getting one. NHL has already doubled down, their mealy mouthed statement explains nothing and is angry that anybody dare point out how their officials screwed up. They are talking to Torts and Jarmo about how Torts' presser was "unprofessional". Fairly certain Colin Campbell is going to learn how to say cram it where the sun don't shine in Finnish.
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I am also curious to see how the outdoor game in Dallas goes down. The weather has been warm to say the least. New Years day it is supposed to be 52o. I suppose that is better than the 2nd which will be in the mid 60s.
Well, I can't really comment on the quality of the ice, but you could be in short sleeves in just about any ice rink in Texas (including Stars games) since I was a tot, so 52 should be no problem. High humidity seems to be the biggest problem, instead of temperature. There's a sight chance of rain in the afternoon, though. I think that would be harder to deal with.

Hey, I'd be far more worried if we had normal freezing precipitation for Texas in January predicted, which usually seems to trend to freezing rain and sleet. That seems like it would ruin a sheet of ice more quickly.

In other news, the Stars seem to often again be missing for most of the first period, but have been able to actually come back from it when they do. It's not how I'd tell them to play, but they seem to be able to succeed with it.
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Caps lose two in a row. Took half the season but all of the teams have lost two in a row at least once.
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