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  1. There is precedent for an AHL team and an NHL to play in the same city. However, the Philadelphia area is much larger. Heck even here we have an AHL team in our greater Metropolitan area (Bridgeport). I don't think it is a big deal unless the people who would presumably own the NHL team makes it one. I go to a lot of Phantoms and Bridgeport games. The reason that the philadelphia phantoms do so well is because most of the people who go used to have flyers tickets and they can no longer afford to go to flyer games. Bridgeport on the other hand is doing terrible when it comes to attendance. I was there for game 1 against the pens and there was 2,000 people there, in an about 8,000 seat arena. I was also there for game 7 of that series and there was about 1,000 sound tiger fans there but there was about 3,000 pens fans there.
  2. http://live82.ihwc.net/english/article/recaps/?artId=1762 Russia virtually out as USA triumphs The Americans celebrate a big step toward the quarter-finals In a tight, physical and entertaining May Day affair, the USA beat Russia 3-2 after scoring two goals in the third period, with the winner coming on a shorthanded effort with less than five minutes to play. On the deciding play, Mike Grier got the puck and decided to take on the Russian defense and skate in toward the net. He got by his man, fired a shot that Russian goaltender Maxim Sokolov had to leave a rebound on, and Chris Drury came in as the third man and put home the easy goal to make it 3-2 for the USA. "I think our defensive play and forechecking of our forwards at their blueline allows us to catch their defensemen flatfooted," said Grier. "I just took the puck and went wide and pulled it in and Chris was there to put it home." It was a tight, physical game all the way through After the game, the management of Team Russia filed an official protest with the IIHF, claiming that both the second and third USA goals should not have been allowed due to goal crease violations. The tournament directorate in Ostrava will review the case on Sunday morning. As it stands, the result means that Russia is in tough to make it to the quarter-finals in Group F. Russia stands pat at two points, whereas the USA now stands at three points and plays Sweden and Denmark in the coming days. Russia has only one game left, a match against Finland. In order to make the quarter-finals, Russia must rely on help from both Sweden and Denmark. This win was as big as they come for the USA, who not only strengthened their bid to get into the quarter-finals, but also lay down their archrival. Russia is now virtually down and out Both Russia's Maxim Sokolov and Team USA's Ty Conklin played strong games in goal, stopping 32 and 33 shots respectively. Scoring for Russia were Dmitri Yushkevich and Andrei Bashkirov, while the other USA scorers were Dustin Brown and Ryan Malone. Tempers started flaring already in the first period and the rough style was present throughout the game. "We played well, and I think it's a sign that our team is coming together," said Conklin. "Especially the way we played in that third period, being down a goal and getting two back to beat them. I think we're slowly getting to know each other as a team." Despite several quality chances for both teams, there was only one goal scored in the first period. Almost nine minutes into the contest, Alexander Guskov's errant pass was picked off by Team USA's Dustin Brown, who fired a wrist shot into the far corner past Sokolov. Moments after, Russia almost roared back as Vladimir Antipov weaved his way through the American defense, but Conklin was there to make the save. As the period wore on, tempers started to flare and halfway through, the Russians seemed to lose their strong passing game, focusing instead on a more physical style, with simple hockey and battles along the boards. Even Russian Head Coach Viktor Tikhonov got involved, as he and American forward Mike Grier could be seen screaming at each other at one point. That development of the game only seemed to play in the USA's favor, who got a great chance to make it a 2-0 game on Matt Cullen's wrap-around attempt with eight minutes left, but Maxim Sokolov made a quick lateral move and stopped the shot. For Russia, Alexander Ovechkin had the best chance of the period when he waltzed in alone in front of the net and let off a high backhand, but Conklin was quick on his feet and took the shot off the Team USA logo on his chest. The USA had the momentum going into the second period, but when they couldn't score on an early power play, Russia quickly started to take over. It seemed like Russia was using their speed more and more every minute and while the American team became more and more passive. Ilya Kovalchuk, Oleg Tverdovsky and Alexei Morozov all had good chances in front of Conklin before Russia got the equalizer eight minutes into the second. And it was a controversial goal. Alexei Yashin's wraparound attempt was not completely stopped by Conklin as the puck lay flat just outside the goal line. Searching for the puck, Conklin stepped on it and pulled his leg backwards, ever so slightly. The Russians stormed Conklin's crease and pushed at his leg, placing both the American goaltender and the puck in the net. Referee Vladimir Sindler allowed the goal to stand, as fights broke out around the USA net. Dmitri Yushkevich got credit for the goal. The momentum continued to swing in Russia's favor in the second period as they made it a 2-1 game with one second to go on a power play. That came after Aaron Miller was sent off for slashing when he broke Kovalchuk's stick with a whack when the youngster was skating in alone on Conklin. Andrei Bashkirov was credited with a goal after a deflection off a Alexander Guskov shot. Guskov thus got redemption for the mistake that led to Dustin Brown's goal for the American team. The 6,513 in attendance saw a determined American team step out on the ice for the third period. While scoring chances were hard to come by, the Russians started playing a more defensive style, hoping for quick breaks and counter-attacks. It would not prove successful. The USA tied the game at 9:54 after a controversial goal of their own. Andy Roach fed a pass back to Ryan Malone in the high slot, who replicated Brown's first goal by firing a shot high past Sokolov's stick side. The Russian team protested the goal as Jeff Halpern had stormed in on net and was definitely in the crease as the goal was scored. After the tying goal, the Russians became more active again and got a glorious chance to win the game when Hal Gill was sent off for interference at 14:25. But it was not to be. Instead, due to a gutsy move from Grier and some lazy backchecking from the Russian power play participants, Team Russia was dealt a crushing blow. "We made defensive mistakes," said Russian Head Coach Viktor Tikhonov. "I have nothing else to add." The American team had little problem killing off the last four minutes of the game, with Russia only managing a single shot on Conklin. The USA is in action again Sunday, when they will face Team Sweden in the late game. Russia gets a day off before playing a must-win game against Finland. Peter Westermark Im so happy anytime we can beat the Russians is a good day for me
  3. I got one problem with the article: John Buccigross. This guy's catch phrases are so annoying and so overplayed: if i have to hear ding-dong, ding dong yo! everytime he does the highlights I want to kill someone same thing with Paul Kariya cha cha cha and all the rest of his phrases. They are terrible and very repeitive. You left out that we had the the pleasure of hearing Chris Berman and all the stupid sh*t he says DURING THE FRICKIN FINALS LAST YEAR because abc/espn wanted to put that jacka** on the intermission shows. He is another talking head who talks out of his a**. And for just a couple of good laughs, last year during the finals when they had Brian Engblom and Darren Pang out on the ice before the game, Pang had to be on a wooden platform because he is so much shorter than Brian.
  4. Heres another thing thats probably not that big of a deal but what do they do with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. They draw pretty well and they had 17,000 people at game 7 of the calder cup finals last year. Im not sure what their contract is but do you think they would both play in the same building?
  5. I'm watching it on Center Ice now. Im watching it on here too
  6. wooooooooooooooooooo sharks score 1-0 goal by vinny d
  7. 2-1 Russia goal by Andrei Bashkirov assisted by Alexander Guskov
  8. no it doesnt but i guess he feels like hes had enough
  9. Its 1-1 Russia tied the game by a goal from Dmitri Yushkevich
  10. And the Nieder boys are both playing on Canada
  11. In 4 games played Friesen has 1 assist for Canada
  12. Our old pal Oleg Tverdovsky is playing for russia
  13. Heres the link to the official website of 2004 mens world hockey championship http://live82.ihwc.net/english/
  14. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=82350 Canadiens' Juneau calls it a career TSN.ca Staff 5/1/2004 After 12 seasons in the NHL, Montreal Canadiens forward Joe Juneau is calling it a career. Juneau spent the last three seasons in a Canadiens uniform, collecting 73 regular season points and six post-season points. Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round (81st overall) of the 1988 entry draft, Juneau's greatest season came in the 1992-93 season when he chalked up 102 points (32 goals, 70 assists) with a plus-23 rating. The following season, he was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenceman Al Iafrate. Juneau ended up leading the team in scoring. Over the next five seasons, Juneau put up 193 points with the Capitals, helping the club reach the post-season four of those years. He spent the next three years with Buffalo, Ottawa and Phoenix before being traded to Montreal in 2001 for future considerations. Juneau also won the silver medal with Team Canada at the Olympic Games in Albertville, leading the tournament in scoring. He also played three seasons with the Canadian national team, registered 76 points in 70 games.
  15. And this one on the bottom of this is terrible too http://www.nhluniforms.com/1990s/Kings5.html
  16. I think the one on the bottom is really bad, not sure how to post the images on here so heres the link http://www.nhluniforms.com/1990s/Lightning4.html
  17. Its so stupid both games are on the same time but lets go sharks please send peter back to sweden I will be here for most of the game but I gotta leave early for a perfect circle concert tonight.
  18. Its so stupid both games are on the same time. I want the flames to win so the sharks will have home ice. I will be here for most of the game but I gotta leave early for a perfect circle concert tonight.
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