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HellOnICE

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  1. Vegas is a becoming more and more, a great place to live.
  2. Last year, William Nyrlander was 15th in the league, is he not a sniper? He was 1 goal/spot behind Panarin. That whole season was a semi-albatross of stats.
  3. 15th in the league in scoring is a Sniper. Even with the short amount of teams. Same for 11th.
  4. Won 3 cups w/o a sniper? 1995 - Stephane Richer was nothing if not a goal scorer, so was John MacLean, and Claude even had years of 30/40 before the Cup year. 2000 - Alex Mogilny? Sykora was a shooter. Elias had 35 that year 2003 - Yes, not as many shooters, but still had good O talent up there.
  5. I am fine in the long range vision here. Need to keep moving forward and continuing the build. Doesn't mean there can't be course corrections.
  6. CR, the PK under Nas has been really good in general. I want him gone too, but between Lindy, Tom, Marty - they all kept him. So we'll see. I think a pure scoring talent is needed, we don't have a big gun. Holtz might be it, but we need more guys who have the chance to be that kind of player. Johnsson has been good, but he's not a first line player. Gusev hasn't panned out for the cost of 2 2nd rounders. Murray is different than Simmonds. He's still younger, and maybe he can find himself post-Covid, b/c he was really good before it. Expansion draft coming, we have a lot of cap space. Patience.
  7. I think the food thing is so not everyone's bunched in line, and they can control the prep process with distance, etc.
  8. Happy with where we're at. Johnsson is still finding his place here, and we have some competition coming with Nico/Bratt coming back. It's all good things.
  9. Mack is just a joy to watch. So tight and controlled. Makes the big saves. McLeod and Bastian did the job they needed to do and I'm very happy with that. Use the speed and size to corner and cut guys off. IIRC they drew a good penalty. Yegor - what more can you say - so confident and poised. Didn't throw pucks from what I say, drew what - 3 calls? Ty looked better as the game went along. The pairing though was not great- I think Sami should help in that department. He needs protection, which is fine given age/experience. Hughes got two points, made the first play happen with his body, again - 1st game/long time with new physical abilities. Let's wait and see. Happy he got on the board. PK didn't look great. But he did play 30 mins and they didn't allow a ES goal. Yes b/c Blackwood, but I hope Sami and cut his minutes down. He looks a little slow, and chasing the physical play around the ice too much. Little too much passing, but I think they'll get their timing back. 1st game in a year, full speed, full checking, some their first games, in a new system, with a lot of new faces. I'll take it over the veteran team with a long-running system in place. MIles is a pain in the ass to watch, but hey - did score a big goal and can still create. Just stop with the fvcking penalties. Jesus, the crease is in the same place since he was born. Know where it is. Overall - hockey's back!
  10. I'm thankful we're back in action, don't expect much, I just want the kids to play well - and they gonna be RUSTY!!
  11. haha October at this rate. Nico has to be at least a month away, if I'm betting.
  12. I'm excited with Nico and Bratt back, I think at least it'll be young and fun, we'll see what we have. Their compete level should be good.
  13. Yup love the Fubo. Everything I need, the Cloud DVR is great too if you travel for work, etc.
  14. Agreed. It's personal related, and the smoke signal is alluding to something to do with just not wanting to play, whether it be family in Chicago while he's in NJ, or he's had a long career - and maybe he's just done. I'm worried more about cap implications than anything, and for that - I'm annoyed. I'm hoping they can clinically diagnose him with something and we can LTIR him.
  15. In 61 NHL games no less, mind you - that's more/less the most games he had played for a team in one season.
  16. I think it's any attendance, not just "more." Can't see anyone in buildings for a while.
  17. I enjoyed the game and had a great time despite the result. 'twas cold though. But 24 games outside in the middle of winter....that'd be a no from me dog, unless all the home games were like Sat/Sun 1pm for the Sun...I'd probably want to go to 5-10 if that were the case. Could they get 5K/game socially distant at RBA? I think they could. Be interesting if they did a neutral site for NYR/NJ at the Meadowlands or RBA. Lots of Rangers fans aren't schelpping into the city especially w/mass transit - and few are working in the city anyway.
  18. I don't know if that's accurate. I think if the league took the season off and started up fresh on-time next season- things would be fine. Not to mention it's an Olympic year. I had these same thoughts myself around like "do I even care at this point" - and I can't tell if it's because we are rebuilding and the expectations are low - so like whatever. In terms of teams losing the revenue, I mean - I bet there are teams who would lose more playing than not playing. We're probably one of them. A lot of this has to do with the tv deal. It's up after this season - so they need to burn it - even if it's a short year.
  19. The whole thing's a mess. The owners had a crappy deal. The players are right to say "you signed it." But at the end of the day, I'm sure it'll edge to getting a 48 game season in. Public opinion doesn't matter too much, but people don't want to see bickering given the state of the world. With that said - I think owners have the public opinion here. No fans in the seats, what are the owners supposed to do? Take the hit? Could be a huge hit w/o gate revenue.
  20. I get the principle that they negotiated and it's done, but where is the money supposed to come from? Laying off more front office people? I think an interesating concept would be a progressive rate cut to save the guys making the league minimum who will likely have shorter careers.
  21. I got to experience the 2006 Winter Games both men/women tournaments in person while working for NBC. Just a magical few weeks. From watching the women's tournament up close, just being around guys like Jagr prepping his sticks, to having some funny pictures of a beyond drunk Peter Forsberg we ran into at the bars that night post Gold.
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