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Around the League: 2016-17 edition

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For the sun: The league is so narrow minded they don't have half a shred of common sense to use resources a 5th grader in basic science class could use: weather.com and noaa.gov. two simple freaking clicks and the idiots would know the EXACT spot of the sun at a given time on a given day would be. Magically, there would be no more sun glare delays. fvcking morons.
Stop giving the Blackhawks a game EVERY fvckING WINTER and maybe other players will be able to take part in this "once in a lifetime unless you play for chicago then its every season" event. Take that over-hyped bunch of fvcks out of the game, and magically, casual fans might actually give a rat's ass again, that and make it one game a season, not 4.

Next year we'll get Rangers-Blackhawks at Wrigley Field. Would it honestly be surprising?


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15 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:


Next year we'll get Rangers-Blackhawks at Wrigley Field. Would it honestly be surprising?


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The Hawks have appeared in, what, 5 or 6 games at this point? I think Detroit's gotta be up there too. So clearly they are both due for next year's once in a lifetime classic. 

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Milt Schmidt passed away today- he was 98. RIP to a true hockey legend. 042ff14819d6229149688abef189bf36.jpg


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The Hawks have appeared in, what, 5 or 6 games at this point? I think Detroit's gotta be up there too. So clearly they are both due for next year's once in a lifetime classic. 

In the world of NBC, who invented this game, there are 7 teams that exist (PHI, NYR, DET, CHI, PIT, WAS, BOS). The other 23 (soon to be 24) teams exist only insofar as they provide competition to the NBC 7. I'm convinced at this point that if they couldn't pick one of those seven every year, they'd rather not even have the game. I'm shocked they had St. Louis this year. At least they were new.


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21 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:


In the world of NBC, who invented this game, there are 7 teams that exist (PHI, NYR, DET, CHI, PIT, WAS, BOS). The other 23 (soon to be 24) teams exist only insofar as they provide competition to the NBC 7. I'm convinced at this point that if they couldn't pick one of those seven every year, they'd rather not even have the game. I'm shocked they had St. Louis this year. At least they were new.


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The amount of truth in this post is hysterically disturbing. Well done

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The amount of truth in this post is hysterically disturbing. Well done

I hope it's a Columbus-Winnipeg Stanley Cup Final. fvck NBC.


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2 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:


I hope it's a Columbus-Winnipeg Stanley Cup Final. fvck NBC.


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I appreciate the idea, but fvck Tortorella.

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7 minutes ago, thecoffeecake said:

I appreciate the idea, but fvck Tortorella.

My sentiments exactly. The Jackets used to be my second team (I live in OH), but their move into Metro made it harder to root for them. Hiring Tortorella made it impossible. 

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Colorado looking to move Duschene or Landescog. Don't think there's a match for Devils. 

They want D. Not sure what's out there for them. 

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1 hour ago, sundstrom said:

Colorado looking to move Duschene or Landescog. Don't think there's a match for Devils. 

They want D. Not sure what's out there for them. 

Severson for Duchene, if they'd bite at it

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16 minutes ago, jagknife said:

Severson for Duchene, if they'd bite at it

Good one. lmao.

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Seems like the time to sell on Severson is.. well, now. Not saying he's going to bust but it's certainly trending that way.

Holy sh!t if we could land a center.

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12 hours ago, Devilsfan118 said:

Seems like the time to sell on Severson is.. well, now. Not saying he's going to bust but it's certainly trending that way.

Holy sh!t if we could land a center.

We already traded defense for offense with Hall.  You trade Severson and that leaves us really empty back there for years. Especially if we lose someone in expansion. Or we sign some more Lovejoy's. 

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Who playing D in Wilkes-Barre?  There's your plan for next year. If we're lucky Pitt will throw away some scraps and we can slot them right in.

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On 1/4/2017 at 10:12 AM, MadDog2020 said:


Next year we'll get Rangers-Blackhawks at Wrigley Field. Would it honestly be surprising?


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Yes.  But, supposedly not next season but the following is the slate for the Rangers to play a road game in Michie Stadium at West Point.

On 1/5/2017 at 9:09 PM, hit the post said:

After tonight they will go on a major nose dive.

Sounds good to me.  They have now lost 3 of their last 4.

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On 1/4/2017 at 8:22 PM, MadDog2020 said:


In the world of NBC, who invented this game, there are 7 teams that exist (PHI, NYR, DET, CHI, PIT, WAS, BOS). The other 23 (soon to be 24) teams exist only insofar as they provide competition to the NBC 7. I'm convinced at this point that if they couldn't pick one of those seven every year, they'd rather not even have the game. I'm shocked they had St. Louis this year. At least they were new.


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What do you expect?  Hockey does not draw very good ratings outside of the home markets.  The first NBC game this season is in 2 weeks, Rangers in Detroit at 12:30 before the NFC Championship game at 3:30.  Game will likely do a horrendous rating outside of the NY-NJ-CT and Michigan, Northern Ohio.  So, they want the big market teams otherwise it is not worth their time.  I agree with you about them not wanting the game if they can't have one of those 7.  If the NHL told them they want it to be Hurricanes-Wild, NBC would tell them they were not carrying the game, at least not on the OTA station.

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40 minutes ago, Matteau#32 said:

What do you expect?  Hockey does not draw very good ratings outside of the home markets.  The first NBC game this season is in 2 weeks, Rangers in Detroit at 12:30 before the NFC Championship game at 3:30.  Game will likely do a horrendous rating outside of the NY-NJ-CT and Michigan, Northern Ohio.  So, they want the big market teams otherwise it is not worth their time.  I agree with you about them not wanting the game if they can't have one of those 7.  If the NHL told them they want it to be Hurricanes-Wild, NBC would tell them they were not carrying the game, at least not on the OTA station.

Oh I totally get this and agree with you,  but I can empathize with the 22-23 teams fans that just never get their shot. It's just too bad the NHL isn't the glamorous option the average joe will tune into. If the league is going to get even half of what they invest back from these games, it's going to be though these 7-8 teams. You might as well flush all that dough down the toilet if they were going to attempt to market an outdoor Canes - Panthers game. I just get frustrated when they try to angle it like this is a one in a lifetime opportunity for the players who do get to partake in these outdoor games. I'm sorry, but how many times has Patrick Kane played one of these? Don't feed me that bullsh!t. 

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1 hour ago, titans04 said:

OT - ECHL but here's why goalies should stay in the crease, at last Houser.

http://www.bardown.com/echl-goalie-kos-opposing-goalie-with-one-massive-punch-1.648525

 

Yeah, the other guy seemed fine to leave his crease. 

That might be the best hockey based combination I have ever seen. And note the immediate taking of a knee to check if the guy was ok after he knocked him out. That's sportsmanship. 

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Quite a crazy game between the capitals and the Penguins. 6-7 in the middle of the 3rd

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