Chuck the Duck

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  1. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    I thought they would lose in the first or second round. Never thought they would get to the conference finals without guys like Stamkos and, more importantly, Strahlman. They totally proved me wrong and impressed me with their depth and how they are able to deal with injuries to major contributors in a seamless fashion.
  2. World Championship 2016

    They will see it in the World Cup a few months from now (except for Gaudreau and McDavid who will be on that stupid/gimmicky Under 23 NA team). Nobody cares about this tournament because, unless you are a die hard hockey fan, you would have no idea it is being played. The NHL playoffs get all of the press and attention this time of year (deservedly so IMO). Plus, it is always played in Europe/Russia, which means that game times are like 9 am and 1 pm EST at best, not exactly conducive for people with jobs to follow here in NA.
  3. League sets expansion draft rules

    Unless they trade Fleury to a team like Calgary first.
  4. High praise for Larsson from Lidstrom: 'Adam carries #5 with dignity'

    This is pretty much spot on. Everyone saw the flaws in Gelinas game and, no matter how much he and/or the team tried to correct them and have him develop into a more complete player, there just wasn't any progress that one could point to. He was a shot, and little else. Severson is more like Larsson in his development. Probably was rushed to the NHL too early, had a sophomore slump year, and has shown signs of being a 2-4 D man in this league once he puts it all together. I just hope that they let Santini and Jacobs play in Albany next season and don't rush them up to the show. Let these guys develop and learn the pro game for at least 1/2 a season before calling them up.
  5. Jersey (Sweater) Redesign concept site

    This state is not cursed. Generally speaking, the people that live in NJ have no pride in being from here. Most identify with being from NY, even though they live in Livingston. They are attracted to the myth of NYC, and are lemmings led around by what they are force fed through the media. Not all are like that, but I'd say a majority.
  6. Albany Devils Thread - 2015-16 Edition

    People from that area have said before that the issue with low attendance in years past was a direct result of how bad the product on the ice was. Well, this year the team was very good, and they still couldn't draw. They've also complained about the team nickname not being the River Rats, but that doesn't really fly in my book. Once the Isles move from Bridgeport, or if the Rangers move out of Hartford, there are going to be some viable options for the Devils to move their AHL affiliate and Albany might be on the outside looking in.
  7. 76ers sell first jersey ads

    This is the opening of Pandora's box. Today it will be small ads on the shoulder. But, eventually (using the same mentality for placing ads on jerseys in the first place), we will get jerseys and ice that resembles the KHL and other European leagues that rivals anything a NASCAR driver wears. I agree with Roomtemp. Enough is enough.
  8. Jersey (Sweater) Redesign concept site

    NY Red Bulls' team colors are not red and black. They are red and white, with the Red Bull logo on the front that has some blue in it. But there is a descent amount of crossover with the fanbases. Wish they would just call themselves the NJ Red Bulls, especially now that NYCFC is in the league, but that is never going to happen.
  9. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    Couldn't agree with this more. Pulling for the Shark and Zubrusaurus to win it all.
  10. League sets expansion draft rules

    What a horrible contract that turned out to be, especially if we have to protect him.
  11. 2015–16 Prospect Thread

    If he turns into a Henrique type of player, I will take it.
  12. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    I heard that line and had to just laugh. The last time they went deep in the playoffs was over 30 years ago, unless you define deep as being in the first round. I still will take Howie over Sam Rosen and the clown they have working with him any day. Fact of the matter is, the best play by play guy doing hockey in this area is Kenny Albert, and he does the Rangers radio broadcast. I wish we had hired him to do our TV when Doc retired.
  13. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    They are Flyers fans, from Philly. What did you expect? Sports fans, and the general population of inbreds thatinhabitthat city, are some of the lowest forms of human beings. At least nobody got stabbed to death on the way out of the arena tonight,
  14. 2015–16 Prospect Thread

    I would add Blackwood into that group. I watched Wood and BC play the last 2 games. He is a really big guy that has speed like Kreider. He was out in the last minute to protect a 1 goal lead and ended up staking an interference penalty, but the fact that he was trusted by BC's coach to be on the ice in that situation is a good thing. Really impressed by his play.
  15. 2015–16 Prospect Thread

    Gottcha.I agree withyou on that.