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Strazos
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on: September 08, 2016, 03:37:34 AM

Someone might as well get this thread started.

Anyone else at all excited about the World Cup this month? We'll see if I end up having a way to watch it from Egypt.  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 06:58:54 AM

I really like the look of the US sweaters this go round. Were I not playing poker professionally right now I would totally pick one up.

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Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 07:55:08 AM

I'm very much not excited for the World Cup. I still think it is a dumb idea, especially the timing. Right before the season? Ugh.

You just know some poor team is going to lose someone important to injury due to this money grab.

Also; Torts.
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Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 08:22:16 AM

Better to lose a guy in training camp than February. Might've cost Ottawa a cup.

Never been a big fan of international tournies though, too much hype around single elimination games.
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Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 07:14:24 AM

They lost most of my interest the moment it was clear that it wasn't an actual country vs country tourney. It will be a very fun to watch pre-season exhibition tournament, designed to make the NHL money, and that's how I'm treating it.

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Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 08:44:37 AM

I'm just happy there will be some good hockey to watch in September.

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Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016, 12:26:31 PM

They lost most of my interest the moment it was clear that it wasn't an actual country vs country tourney. It will be a very fun to watch pre-season exhibition tournament, designed to make the NHL money, and that's how I'm treating it.

Although it makes the nationalist aspect a bit less formal, that under-23 NA team is SICK to watch.
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Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 03:45:12 AM

Is there any interest in starting our Fantasy league back up? I don't think we've done it for a year or two now, right?

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Reply #8 on: September 12, 2016, 06:55:01 AM

I could do it
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Reply #9 on: September 13, 2016, 03:10:36 AM

I am not as connected to the NHL as I once was due to Jim Benning's Retard Circus, but I would be down to round out the numbers. Pretty sure trotski would play too. I will ping him.

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Reply #10 on: September 16, 2016, 09:53:13 AM

Id be in for a Fantasy league!

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Reply #11 on: September 20, 2016, 10:23:41 AM

Need more than four. Does a 6 player league work? I have never played one that low.

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Reply #12 on: September 23, 2016, 09:39:25 AM

Oh hells yes, I'm down for a fantasy league. It will help distract me from the dumpster fire the Canucks will be again this season.

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Reply #13 on: September 26, 2016, 03:46:21 PM

I'm sure we could get bunk in as well

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Reply #14 on: October 13, 2016, 09:11:51 AM

Click here to see Auston Matthews destroy the Sens in his first game: https://streamable.com/2yse

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Reply #15 on: October 13, 2016, 10:21:23 AM

The Leafs should use their 2017 1st overall to get defencemen, and a goalie.
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Reply #16 on: October 18, 2016, 12:27:21 PM

The Canucks are utterly unwatchable again. I have no idea how they scored 4 against Carolina- I would bet they won't score 4 goals most weeks this season. Their GM is Tommy Boy incarnate, and their genius coach started the player who led them in points during the 2nd half of last season on the fourth fucking line. They have the Sedins, Horvat, and that is IT. If they score 200 goals this season it will be a minor miracle. I pray that Benning gets fired before he can hand out more patently terrible contracts like he has to Sbisa, Dorsett, and Sutter. Hint- these aren't building blocks for a rebuild. They are role players at the very best (Sbisa is not even that- he is literally one of the worst defensemen in the league). I think you can rebuild with youth and still be semi-competitive if you use your salary cap on the right vets. This is the opposite of that.

Consensus seems to put them at around 65 points. That is probably a bit low given their start, but there is no chance they are breaking 80 points unless they find a way to clone 22 and 33 a few times.

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Reply #17 on: October 18, 2016, 01:50:11 PM

I still think Ryan Miller is a decent goalie, and he managed to dodge rule changes on oversized shoulder pads for another year, so that will help keep their GA down.

They also still have enough of their roster leftover from when they were a top team, which creates a legacy culture of an ingrained system and stability that prevents a total Edmonton/Toronto style dumpster fire of never ending suck.
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Reply #18 on: October 18, 2016, 01:52:42 PM

Miller is decent at best. He is old and deteriorating quickly. Having to play behind excrement like Sbisa is probably not helping him much either. Going back to Luongo/Schneider, the Canucks have managed to make the exact wrong choice every time one presents itself in regards to goaltending (and most other things, for that matter).

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Reply #19 on: October 19, 2016, 01:40:35 PM

I don't really agree with your assessment. Are the Nucks a great team? no. But they aren't the dumpster fire that you make them out to be.
We still have a decent 1st line and our 3rd/4th aren't bad. I would definitely like to see more scoring from the 2nd but oh well.

While Benning has made some curious moves I thinks he has also made some pretty astute ones as well.

Here are some wins for us that I think most fans hated at the time:
- Shinkaruk for Granlund. Shin might never see regular nhl time let alone be a 20-30 goal scorer that so many nuck fans thought.
- Lack was never good enough to be a starter. He cant even take the starting job from Cam Ward for fucks sake.
- Getting anything for Bieksa was great. He is essentially done.
- The Gudbranson deal was a win for us IMO. 
- Jensen deal was a wash
- Baertschi was a win. We gave up a 2nd for a regular NHL body. The reality is that the vast majority of 2nd rounds never amount to much.

What I am seeing is that Benning and Linden know that they didn't really have a lot in the cupboard asset wise to begin with and are trying to win on a bunch of small moves which will eventually lead up to better assets.

Are some of the contracts suspect? Sure. But I am not certain what fans expect. If we don't pay these guys we are left with nothing and fans bitch. We pay them and we don't have any superstars and fans bitch. Looking at Sutter's 4.25 mil is kinda tough. That being said they know they can put him out there in any situation and not worry that we are gonna get punished for it.

Everything they are doing is to build up a base of nhl capable players and then look to the draft and prospects to start filling in the skill/scoring. In the pipeline we have a top tier forward prospect (Boeser), a top d prospect (Juolevi) and a top goalie prospect (Demko)

Would I rather be in Edmonton's situation? Of course, but we never had the luxury of all of those early (1st overall) picks.

Just my 2cents


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Reply #20 on: October 21, 2016, 08:21:53 AM

The Canadiens look GOOD !!
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Reply #21 on: October 24, 2016, 08:55:52 AM

The Canadiens look GOOD !!

The Bruins have been making them look good for the last 3 years, that's for sure. B's suck btw so don't get too excited.

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Reply #22 on: October 24, 2016, 10:08:02 AM

I posted that on Friday...

But yeah always fun to watch the Bruins go down. The 6 on 3 fail at the end was a nice touch.

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