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#541 devilsfan26

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:25 AM

Yeah there's no way the NHL sends its athletes to South Korea.  No way in hell.

 

And honestly?  I'm okay with it.  Can you imagine being an Isles fan right now?  I mean, they weren't going anywhere this season, but still..losing your best player in a game that essentially doesn't matter (to NHL fans) sucks.

Yeah that's a bummer for Islanders fans but it would suck even more for all the players that won't be able to represent their country on the biggest stage anymore because their owners' worries about a few injuries and gameday revenue are more important.  If the NHL doesn't let their players go to the Olympics next time around, I can understand their reasons but I will be legitimately pissed off.  The World Cup isn't going to cut it.  Any tournament that occurs whenever its organizers feel like instead of having a set schedule has no legitimacy to me.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:32 AM

Just imagine if that happened to Crosby instead.  Even though the Isles will most likely miss the playoffs, this still sucks bad for them and their fans.

 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:22 AM

Sucks for Tavares and the Isles.  However, I didn't see anything wrong with the hit.  Injuries happen, whether playing in the NHL or the Olympics.  Unfortunately, Count Chocula will use this as Exhibit #1 in his case to keep NHL player out of the next winter olympics, even though we all know its about $$$$$.  


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:25 AM

There is no way in hell the NHL participates in 2018 now. No way.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

There is no way in hell the NHL participates in 2018 now. No way.

 

It's also not as if he's the only one.

 

Zetterberg (although he really shouldn't have tried playing anyways)

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

I know Tri has said I'm crazy, but the Isles will be making a very interesting decision as to what draft pick to give up in the Vanek deal, this year's or next's.  (Although I'm not sure when they have to make the decision).  It'll be at least a top five pick this year, but it very well might be at the expense of losing a generational talent next year.   


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

Yeah that's a bummer for Islanders fans but it would suck even more for all the players that won't be able to represent their country on the biggest stage anymore because their owners' worries about a few injuries and gameday revenue is more important.  If the NHL doesn't let their players go to the Olympics next time around, I can understand their reasons but I will be legitimately pissed off.  The World Cup isn't going to cut it.  Any tournament that occurs whenever its organizers feel like instead of having a set schedule has no legitimacy to me.

 

I totally get where you're coming from, and I feel the same way for the most part, but the NHL is first and foremost a business.  There's no way NHL owners are going to lend their most valuable 'assets' to a tournament that won't even garner much attention or further their product (games in South Korea).

I wonder what the Isles are going to lose now financially with Tavares out.  

 

 

I know Tri has said I'm crazy, but the Isles will be making a very interesting decision as to what draft pick to give up in the Vanek deal, this year's or next's.  (Although I'm not sure when they have to make the decision).  It'll be at least a top five pick this year, but it very well might be at the expense of losing a generational talent next year.   

 

Slightly OT but related nonetheless:  I'm not one for legitimate and obvious tanking..but McDavid would be the shot in the arm this team so desperately needs.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:14 AM

 

 

 

 

Slightly OT but related nonetheless:  I'm not one for legitimate and obvious tanking..but McDavid would be the shot in the arm this team so desperately needs.

 

The Isles have to be considered a bad team until they prove otherwise.  So it's not an unreasonable assumption to make that they'll be in contention for that number 1 pick next year without having to intentionally tank.

 

Since it's related, but probably off topic, I'll leave it at that.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

 

 

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You make this too easy.

 

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so what's going on here, is this necessary?


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:44 AM

There is no way in hell the NHL participates in 2018 now. No way.

 

 

Why?


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:58 AM

so what's going on here, is this necessary?

 

Everything DM84 criticizes me of, he's pretty guilty of doing it himself.  At least I don't actually insult other posters like he does and like Marshall did.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:00 PM

Tavares out for the rest of the season with a torn MCL, islanders are done

very unfortunate. He's a likable guy
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

I'm actually looking forward to this women's final.

 

Always an intense game.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

Go USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

Lets Go USA girls
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:36 PM

They really don't allow much hitting in the women's game do they.  Interesting calls so far.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:38 PM

Everything DM84 criticizes me of, he's pretty guilty of doing it himself.  At least I don't actually insult other posters like he does and like Marshall did.

 

No instead you go ahead and PM me and others at midnight with a novel about how completely wrong we are about you and how we are just not smart enough to get what you are saying.

 

Just stop.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

No instead you go ahead and PM me and others at midnight with a novel about how completely wrong we are about you and how we are just not smart enough to get what you are saying.

Just stop.



Post the novel. Start a separate thread.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

DUGGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1-0 USA.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:21 PM

Oh No 5 on 3 Canada
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