The Ice Hockey Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Joseph Brant, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    Ya, professional hockey seems to have one of the most competitive post seasons top to bottom.
     
  2. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    Definitely. There are plenty of “underdogs” who go on runs. LA several years ago was an 8 when they won, albeit not the “worst” team.

    Pulling for Montreal and Weber, even if it means IP is the only guy on this board that gets to be truly happy this year
     
  3. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    Hockey has such a high random shit happening factor too. I can tell you from watching my guys go all the way, winning the cup is a miracle. Only reason anybody wins it is because somebody has to. You can weight your dice for sure but at the end of the day it’s a roll of the dice.
     
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  4. Johnny Utah

    Johnny Utah Active Member

    Going from down 3-1 in the first round to the Stanley Cup Finals is a pretty impressive feat.
     
  5. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    down 3-1 again in the finals. what a ride.
     
  6. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

  7. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

  8. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Some guy who’s had four, probably.
     
  9. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    I hate to see it but it’s probably time
     
  10. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

  11. Johnny Utah

    Johnny Utah Active Member

  12. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Love Pekka. I remember him being the “next big thing” behind Vokoun, and he lived up to the billing. Wish he’d have had better support in the playoffs from the O, or just in general from shitty Nashville offenses, but it is what it is.

    On a side note, kinda surprised to see the Jarnkork selection from Kraken. Figured it would have been Duchene or Johansen
     
  13. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    I wouldn’t have taken those contracts if I were them either, tbh.

    But judging by the selections, they wanted a bunch of strong two way players on cheapish deals. Jarnkrok certainly fits that mold
     
  14. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    God, now that I’ve had time to compute and learned that Seattle made zero trades, that is an absolutely awful expansion draft.
     
  15. Johnny Utah

    Johnny Utah Active Member

    What is Carolina doing? Alex Nedeljkovic for a third round pick and Bernier? Kudos to Yzerman.
     
  16. dknash

    dknash Chieftain

    Yeah, seems bad. I get not taking on several of the big contracts, but feels like you can afford to take a chance on one or two? Or try to amass a lot of draft/prospect capital and use your cap space for salary dumps. Or get some kind of assets in return for handshake agreements, etc.

    I wonder if their finances are dented from the lockdown? But every other team was missing gates.
     

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