The Ice Hockey Thread

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

  1. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    Congrats to the winner. Hes a legitimate difference maker in every phase, including the mind [uck fay]s part.
     
  2. ole_orange

    ole_orange Member

    Is Connor McDavid still considered by the hockey world as the current best player in the NHL or has that torch been passed to someone else?
     
  3. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    It's McDavid. But were I starting a team tomorrow it'd be Matt Tkachuk or Cale Makar
     
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  4. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    Give Florida credit for not being happy to just compete.
     
  5. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    I think one of the first hockey posts on this site was emain giving the Rangers for going for it with Yandle. Similar situation
     
  6. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    I know Huberdeau and Weegar are both free agents next summer, but Calgary made out pretty damn well.
     
  7. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    Had to go back and look for it. I had forgotten about that trade
     
  8. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    Really hate hearing about Bobby Ryan. Hopefully he gets things put back together for his wife & daughter.
     
  9. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    And Calgary just signed Huberdeau to an 8-year extension.
     
  10. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Thought this was funny. Teams should do better when an MVP candidate is on the ice, so I wouldn't be surprised for a major regression for Hubs this year.

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    For reference -
    Leafs with Matthews:
    - 57.4% goals for
    - 63.3% xgoals for

    Without Matthews
    - 50.7% goals for
    - 51.1% xgoals for


    Oilers with McDavid:
    - 57.8% goals for
    - 58.9% xgoals for
    Without:
    - 47% goals for
    - 48.1% xgoals for

    Preds with Josi
    - 60.5% goals for
    - 51.9% xgoals for
    Without
    - 48% goals for
    - 48.6% xgoals for
     
  11. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    He probably got screwed via math, but the guys who vote on these awards are still in the counting mindset. I would have voted for Igor anyway since the NYR back end was Fox, Lindgren, and 4 random 8th posters on any given night.
     
  12. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    His defense is just horrible. He got bailed out by an outstanding team.

    But yeah, one of the few cases where the Vezina alone wouldn't do a season justice. He was absurd
     
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  13. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    Not many players have lost their mojo as fast as PK did. Very good career but feels like it should have been a lot better.
     
  14. Equine Ducklings

    Equine Ducklings New Member

    Obviously Hynes does this team no favors (e.g., Cole Smith over Tomasino), but none of the players, even Josi, are as good as they think they are. They all got paid, married, had kids, and called it a day.

    If I had to take a road trip with these guys I think Granlund would be the only one I wouldn’t want to murder after about thirty miles.
     
  15. Equine Ducklings

    Equine Ducklings New Member

    Tkachuk over Matthews?
     
  16. Equine Ducklings

    Equine Ducklings New Member

    I know we’ll end up just missing the playoffs but for now I’ll dream.

    #fullretardforbedard
     
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  17. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    I think so.
     
  18. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    I don't. But I'm also very biased.
     
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  19. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    Gonna be in Raleigh this weekend but Whalers will be on the road Saturday. Hoped to catch one
     
  20. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Permanent road team. Green and blue were much better colors.
     

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