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#21 Colorado Rockies 1976

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:47 AM

What's great is that the CCM blue replicas are not even that accurate (yeah I know I am a nitpicker). The logo is a tad too small, the patches on the shoulders are too big and the striping is off.

The M&N jerseys are more accurate but with their ghetto cut I can never find one that fits me well. The 52's are too big and the 48's are a tad too small.


M&Ns are definitely more accurate for the reasons you pointed out, but yeah, they fit like miniskirts. Even though the striping is wrong on the away CCMs (they were correct on the home ones, strangely enough), I actually like the "wrong" striping a little better. M&Ns logos are too small too...the original ones were huge...basically took up the whole chest (damn near).
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:56 PM

Only one 0-16 team in the NFL to date...the Lions. But yeah, though it's not like it's a yearly event, I've seen my share of 1-15 and 2-14 teams...the Patriots were 1-15 in 1990 and 2-14 in 1992, before Parcells came in and turned the franchise around. From '94 on they've had just one losing season.

For the record, 1-35-8 calculates to a .114 "winning" percentage. Imagine if they had started the season that way...can't imagine an NHL season being half-over and seeing a team with 1 win that far into the season.

Yeah, the NBA is notorious for having a handful of God-awful teams year in and year out...always a huge disparity between the worst team and best team, record-wise. The NHL used to be that way too, but the best teams are no longer great, and the worst teams are no longer a cinch to lose almost every night. It would take a LOT of incompetence to ice a team as bad as, say, the '83-'84 Devils (56 losses in 80 GP) in this day and age.


Please repost that 1-35-8 stat the next time people freak out over a random 4-5-1 run.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:09 PM

Please repost that 1-35-8 stat the next time people freak out over a random 4-5-1 run.


Yeah right...really puts "struggling" in perspective, doesn't it?
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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:13 PM

Please repost that 1-35-8 stat the next time people freak out over a random 4-5-1 run.

Must have been a great atmosphere when they pulled out a tie...

Edited by Zubie#8, 11 September 2012 - 05:43 PM.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

I tried googling it, but couldn't find it, so take this story with a grain of salt, but I had heard that the team had severe money problems the second half of that season and pay was running late and there were worries that pay wouldn't come at all so players just stopped giving a crap. I forget where, when, and who told me this though. :lol:
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

I tried googling it, but couldn't find it, so take this story with a grain of salt, but I had heard that the team had severe money problems the second half of that season and pay was running late and there were worries that pay wouldn't come at all so players just stopped giving a crap. I forget where, when, and who told me this though. :lol:


Interesting...it is true that the owners were losing tons of money and didn't have much in the way of reserves, and that kind of drop-off in performance is just insane...the Scouts weren't winning a Cup that year, but they should have been able to flirt with 20 wins and 50 points for the season, especially after they won 11 of 36 to start things off. Does make you wonder...

They averaged just over 8000 a game in attendance in those two years, and when a season ticket drive led to just 2000 season tickets being sold after the second year, the owners said the hell with this. End of NHL hockey in KC.
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[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

Interesting...it is true that the owners were losing tons of money and didn't have much in the way of reserves, and that kind of drop-off in performance is just insane...the Scouts weren't winning a Cup that year, but they should have been able to flirt with 20 wins and 50 points for the season, especially after they won 11 of 36 to start things off. Does make you wonder...

They averaged just over 8000 a game in attendance in those two years, and when a season ticket drive led to just 2000 season tickets being sold after the second year, the owners said the hell with this. End of NHL hockey in KC.



Why was the NHL in KC to begin with if there was no real interest there? Was this to compete with the WHA or to keep them out a la Islanders with Nassau Colisseum?
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:56 PM

Why was the NHL in KC to begin with if there was no real interest there? Was this to compete with the WHA or to keep them out a la Islanders with Nassau Colisseum?


I can speculate, but that's all I'd be doing. Not sure why it crashed and burned so badly in Kansas City...I'm sure lots of research was done before KC was awarded a team, and there were owners willing to invest, so clearly several somebodies thought NHL hockey could work there. Who knows what would happen if NHL hockey got another shot there...we've seen Minnesota, Colorado, Winnipeg and Atlanta get second chances. I don't know nearly enough about Kansas City to know if the interest in having an NHL franchise that wasn't there in 1976 is now there in 2012.

Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 11 September 2012 - 07:57 PM.

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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
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Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

I don't know nearly enough about Kansas City to know if the interest in having an NHL franchise that wasn't there in 1976 is now there in 2012.


Moving from NJ to KC and living here for the last 20 years, I would say an NHL team in Kansas City would go over about as well as a Sean Avery bobblehead night at the Rock. We have a very minor league team (Central Hockey League)that actually draws really well, but the most expensive seat in the arena is $35 on any given night. Bring in an NHL team that charges $150+ for a lower level seat, the team doesn't have a chance. There is zero interest in hockey here.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

Moving from NJ to KC and living here for the last 20 years, I would say an NHL team in Kansas City would go over about as well as a Sean Avery bobblehead night at the Rock. We have a very minor league team (Central Hockey League)that actually draws really well, but the most expensive seat in the arena is $35 on any given night. Bring in an NHL team that charges $150+ for a lower level seat, the team doesn't have a chance. There is zero interest in hockey here.


Yikes...guess NHL hockey had its time in KC.
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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
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Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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