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The National Hockey League

Postby bitter-iron-ny on Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:38 pm

Stanley Cup playoffs start this week. One of the best tournaments in sport. Anyone here watching?
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Postby ironstu on Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:39 pm

Not followed it for a while now. Went through a period when I was younger of loving it. Had a skiing trip to Canada in 2006, then NHL 2006 came out and at the time Miracle was my favourite film! Used to love Calgary Flame, no idea how they get on these days and couldn't name a player but did always think it was a great game. If you can name me some Calgary Flame players from around the time that might jog the memory!
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Postby ironstu on Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:43 pm

Just remembered...Jarome Iginla?!
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Postby bitter-iron-ny on Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:39 pm

Calgary one of the better stories of the season. They've been very under the radar but with good coaching and a solid mix of youth and experience they've over-achieved.
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Postby Thekorean on Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:47 am

Anyone but Rangers, Pens, and Habs.

My Islanders missed the playoffs by an inch.
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Postby ooh look who it is on Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:29 am

Some start by the Oilers tonight. Straight into em.
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Postby fmgod on Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:38 pm

Toronto later, be looking for Matthews to be a star in the playoffs.
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Postby bitter-iron-ny on Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:37 pm

Thekorean wrote:Anyone but Rangers, Pens, and Habs.

My Islanders missed the playoffs by an inch.


There are 500 Islander fans left on the planet and one of them posts on kumb! What are the odds? :lol:

No Pens and no Caps for me. Bruins, Blackhawks and Habs close behind. I'm a Ranger fan but would be surprised if we make it out of the first round. Lundqvist can cover up only so many warts and we have some real holes among our d-men. Don't love the coach either.
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Postby bitter-iron-ny on Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:19 pm

Blackhawks down.
Bruins and Caps having problems. Habs on the brink.
Not a bad start, except for the Pens.
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Postby fmgod on Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:26 pm

Feel like it's the end of the era for the Hawks though
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Postby bitter-iron-ny on Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:14 am

fmgod wrote:Feel like it's the end of the era for the Hawks though


If it is ending,not a bad era.

Rangers should have hired Quenneville before he went to Chicago. He's a local product from Connecticut and would have been a good fit. Instead Sather went for a crony from the Edmonton Old Boy Country Club and we had to endure meek and mild reign of Tom Renney.
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Postby ooh look who it is on Tue May 02, 2017 6:17 pm

Looked at the ice hockey world championship squads and wasn't overly impressed with the USA squad.

Are they fielding a young or weakened squad? Or is it a decent squad and I know nothing? :?

http://www.iihfworlds2017.com/en/news/usa-names-players/
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Postby Johnny Pa(i)ntsil on Tue May 16, 2017 3:12 pm

ooh look who it is wrote:Looked at the ice hockey world championship squads and wasn't overly impressed with the USA squad.

Are they fielding a young or weakened squad? Or is it a decent squad and I know nothing? :?

http://www.iihfworlds2017.com/en/news/usa-names-players/



It's a very young squad (looks like no one born before 1990 on it). But it is decent. USA leadership got hammered for taking all the old boys to the World Cup of Hockey and rightly so. That team was slow, focused only on grinding and unmotivated.

That and the younger guys aren't too smashed up to play right now.
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Postby Johnny Pa(i)ntsil on Tue May 16, 2017 3:21 pm

I have no personal stake in the last 4 but am angling for a Predators v Sens final.

1) Would be so great to have 2 teams in the final who haven't been there in a while....or ever.

2) Peter Laviolette is a hero-
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Postby DasNutNock on Thu May 18, 2017 5:12 pm

Bracknell Bees uber alles.
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Postby ooh look who it is on Sat May 20, 2017 12:48 am

Johnny Pa(i)ntsil wrote:
It's a very young squad (looks like no one born before 1990 on it). But it is decent. USA leadership got hammered for taking all the old boys to the World Cup of Hockey and rightly so. That team was slow, focused only on grinding and unmotivated.

That and the younger guys aren't too smashed up to play right now.


They were mustard against Slovakia the other day. Great atmosphere made by the Slovaks. The lot sitting near me wouldn't stop dancing or drinking, proper had a go :thup:
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Postby Thekorean on Tue May 23, 2017 4:26 am

Predators are going to Stanley Cup Finals!
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Postby bitter-iron-ny on Wed May 24, 2017 4:19 am

Thekorean wrote:Predators are going to Stanley Cup Finals!

Well deserved.

Pittsburgh-Ottawa to Game 7
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Postby fmgod on Fri May 26, 2017 8:26 am

Is game 7 tonight or tomorrow night, going to well be worth a watch, 7-0 is one of the strangest Stanley Cup scorelines in recent times
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Postby fjthegrey on Fri May 26, 2017 9:56 am

Was last night. Penguins 3-2 in OT. Get in.
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