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About Lateralous

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  1. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    Huge period by the Predators. 2-0 after 1. Gonna be a tough offseason for Boudreau and the Ducks if they don't come back. I know they keep mentioning that the Ducks have blown 3 straight game 7s at home but am I correct that this would be the 4th straight year with a 3-2 series blown lead if they don't come back?
  2. Albany Devils Thread - 2015-16 Edition

    I'm admittedly just stat watching but really nice to see Severson with 3 assists and a +3 today
  3. Around the League 15-16 Edition

    For what it's worth, I've read that the NHL is going to great lengths to make sure that it's not just an arena full of comped tickets from the casinos, only half of which would probably get used. At this point Vegas is a pretty big city and the hockey team will be their first pro sports team, so they may find a nice following of the locals. The city seemed to support UNLV pretty well back in the day. Can't say I've watched their b'ball or football team in years though.
  4. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    Yeah, go to the link MadDog provided above. There's a series of videos embedded.
  5. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    I've never heard an arena announcer so disgusted. I've been at events where things get out of control and it's usually more of aplead with the crowd to settle down type thingbut nothing like this where the announcer just blatantly calls out the crowd for being a joke.
  6. Devils looking to add offense in the offseason

    I don't think we'll see the highway robbery of the Palmieri trade again this summer but there are a lot of teams that are going to have a major salary crunch so I think Shero will be able to take advantage of one or two teams with cap squeezes.
  7. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    They absolutely need to get rid of this offsides review where a guy crosses the line a millimeter early because that's not the reason these goals are being scored. Calling back the Ekblad goal changed the entire game yesterday. Getting theseoffsides calls "right" doesn't really have the same impact as replaying a play at a bag in baseball or something like that.It would be interesting to see how many other slight offsides during the course of a game are missed. I suspect it might be close to 15. On a side note, go Predators. I would love to see them make a run. They kind of remind me of a pour mans version of our 2000 team with the proven defense and a young dynamic offense that no one talks about. That Johansen for Seth Jones was one of the best trades in the NHL in the last several years. Total win-win for both teams.
  8. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    It came back on after an hour right as I was demanding a free month of cable, haha. nice win by Predators
  9. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    Nothing but a black fvcking screen on NBCSN for the last 20 minutes in the philly area. Had to stream the end of the Blues game and now that the Predators game switchedback away from NHLN, I have to stream that too. Anyone else having problems with NBCSN?
  10. Devils looking to add offense in the offseason

    Ah, that makes sense. I was thinking of when Chicago won the cup the first time and Kane and Toews Stanley Cup performance bonuses bumped to the following year causing the team to have to jettison one or two extra guys beyond what they had already intended to move out. In that case, I'm all for the performance based contract for Elias that you proposed.
  11. Devils looking to add offense in the offseason

    That certainly makes sense from a performance standpoint, but wouldn't that bonus money get bumped to the following year? Not that we should be up against the cap in 2 years either but I think it might make sense to just pick a hard number you are willing to pay for Elias' limited servicesand eat it all next year.
  12. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    I absolutely hate the offsides reviews on every goal. If the linesman misses a close one, so be it. On almost every one called back, the goal isn't caused because someone gained an advantage by crossing the blue line a fraction of a second early, it's because the defending team f'ed up.
  13. Around the League 15-16 Edition

    Admittedly I'm not much of a fan of his butI'm not sure I would have tied up Kadri for that long. The Rielly deal is going to be a steal.
  14. Devils looking to add offense in the offseason

    The big difference is that Elias seems to have a much better awareness of where he is at in his career. Based on his comments, he seems more thanwilling to accept a 3rd line role andact asa mentor to Zacha. If he can have half the impact that Jagr has had on Barkov and Huberdeau development in Florida, that would be hugely valuable. Marty's issue that last season was that he refused to accept that he was no long capable of being astarting goalie and then became a total bitch when he had to split starts with a guy whose numbers that season blew his out of the water. I don't think anyone is looking to go back there again.
  15. Around the League 15-16 Edition

    Now Drouin is hurt. The Lightning can't catch a break in a year where they were all in.