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« Reply #400 on: January 21, 2012, 04:58:07 AM »

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Ponikarovsky.

All set now.  icon_neutral

It's funny, the Capitals announcers were talking about him being a pending FA this year and how he's disappointed for the 'Canes.  The only one of the pending FAs they thought would get any interest is Tim Gleason.  Amazing that Ponikarovsky actually got traded 90 minutes after the Canes blanked the Caps.
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« Reply #401 on: January 21, 2012, 06:55:15 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on January 21, 2012, 04:58:07 AM

Quote from: Devil on January 21, 2012, 04:01:00 AM

Ponikarovsky.

All set now.  icon_neutral

It's funny, the Capitals announcers were talking about him being a pending FA this year and how he's disappointed for the 'Canes.  The only one of the pending FAs they thought would get any interest is Tim Gleason.  Amazing that Ponikarovsky actually got traded 90 minutes after the Canes blanked the Caps.

Only cost a bag of pucks. I like his Big-ness out there already. We'll see where it goes.
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« Reply #402 on: January 22, 2012, 03:23:55 AM »

So much for having the Sabres game pull me out of my funk.  Egad, are they bad right now. 
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« Reply #403 on: January 22, 2012, 05:29:32 AM »

Flames still own the Oilers.

Oilers continue their quest to Fail for Nail.
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« Reply #404 on: January 22, 2012, 05:46:18 AM »

Courtesy of HFBoards, it's Columbus's season encapsulated in one picture:
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« Reply #405 on: January 22, 2012, 06:43:39 PM »

Nice to see Ovechkin still leaves his feet when going head hunting.

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« Reply #406 on: January 22, 2012, 07:43:55 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on January 22, 2012, 06:43:39 PM

Nice to see Ovechkin still leaves his feet when going head hunting.

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Yeah he's pretty terrible sometimes. Likes to goon it up too much.
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« Reply #407 on: January 22, 2012, 08:53:02 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 22, 2012, 03:23:55 AM

So much for having the Sabres game pull me out of my funk.  Egad, are they bad right now.
they did play the Blues who are one of the best teams playing right now.
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« Reply #408 on: January 22, 2012, 09:26:26 PM »

Quote from: ScubaV on January 22, 2012, 05:46:18 AM

Courtesy of HFBoards, it's Columbus's season encapsulated in one picture:


I think the fact we have 6 players on IR (Three of which are a good deal of the offense, Carter, Wisniewski, and Umberger) and Mason's season long 4 goal per game, every game derping is hurting us way more than Dorsett (15, looking up) and MacKenzie (24, let's call it a 'derp' look). MacKenzie's +/- is 7 which is the best on the team.
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« Reply #409 on: January 22, 2012, 10:23:10 PM »

Why is Scott Hartnell not at the all star game again?
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« Reply #410 on: January 22, 2012, 11:01:13 PM »

Quote from: Magic on January 22, 2012, 10:23:10 PM

Why is Scott Hartnell not at the all star game again?

Perhaps the same reason James Neal isn't going to the all star game.
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« Reply #411 on: January 23, 2012, 05:09:28 AM »

My favorite thing about All Star games are the fans going all derptastic about who does/doesn't make it.
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« Reply #412 on: January 23, 2012, 03:27:43 PM »

And the ridiculousness of the scheduling continues...

While the Blues have played a ton of home games, they will be playing Detroit in Detroit for the 3rd time in less than 30 days... Roll Eyes

Is this important?  Yes.  The Blues are dominating at home as are the Wings.  Why can't they balance this thing out a little more?

Oh, well.  One of these days the NHL won't screw someone over with ridiculous scheduling that has a team playing over 80% if their home games in a 3 month window (a mid-season window at that) - with the exception of facing one specific key division rival on the road 3 times in less than month in that same 3 month window.

I think I am done ranting on this one.
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« Reply #413 on: January 23, 2012, 05:47:21 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on January 22, 2012, 05:29:32 AM

Flames still own the Oilers.

Oilers continue their quest to Fail for Nail.

Suck and Pluck.  They will continue on this path until they have a complete team of 1st round picks.
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« Reply #414 on: January 23, 2012, 08:34:25 PM »

Quote from: El-Producto on January 23, 2012, 05:47:21 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 22, 2012, 05:29:32 AM

Flames still own the Oilers.

Oilers continue their quest to Fail for Nail.

Suck and Pluck.  They will continue on this path until they have a complete team of 1st round picks.

Yes, I'm sure that's the organizational strategy.   icon_confused

Look, the Oilers suck right now, no doubt.  The game Saturday night made me want to puke.  I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that we have 1 NHL level defenseman (two if you count Sutton) playing right now, and our goalie is a 39 year old drunk who everyone in Edmonton not named Renney or Tambellini knew was going to suck this year.  It probably has nothing to do with the fact that Eberle, Hall and RNH all went out at close to the same time with injuries, never mind Gilbert and Whitney (who, given the history with his foot, will likely never play at last years level again), and Hemsky who started the year injured and hasn't found his game back yet.  This team has been gypsy cursed for the last few seasons as far as injury goes, and our GM doesn't seem to realize that going out and signing Cam Barker doesn't count as getting a top defenseman.

Some of the pieces are there.  Now the Oilers desperately need to obtain two top D men and adopt something similar to a long term goalie plan, since Dubnyk doesn't appear to be it.  October shows that when this team is playing defense and getting goaltending support, it's going to be an elite level team.  Management just needs to wake up and realize that 10,000 prospects are only useful when you can parley them into actual NHL players, either through development or else trading them away for established players.  More firepower is fine if they do end up in the one or two pick position, but now is the time to start trading away the pieces that don't fit for the pieces you need to make the team click.
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« Reply #415 on: January 23, 2012, 08:58:53 PM »

Top defensemen are horded by all the GMs in he league worth their salt.  An interesting argument could be made that by sucking SO badly the past few years, the Oilers have forced their own hand to draft forwards (the best player overall) at #1 when the defensemen available at 2 or 3 would probably be better for the team.  But if you're a GM, you can't draft Larrson over RNH or Gudbranson over Hall, can you?

As an aside, can anyone tell me why the hell the Edmonton ice is backwards versus the rest of the league?  The TV camera angle gives you a shot of the penalty boxes instead of the benches like everywhere else in the league, which is really fucking confusing.
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« Reply #416 on: January 23, 2012, 09:32:17 PM »

That's been a topic of discussion the last two years - draft what you need, or the best player?  I can get behind the logic that says you draft the best player - but the implication of doing that is that when you draft two 'skill' forwards in a row, then that means you better be prepared to bump everyone down a spot and start trading / using those prospects that just got bumped to address your gaps.  If it was me, Gagner, Piajarrvi, Hemsky, Horcoff (lol), and most of our prospects not named Hall, Eberle or RNH would be on the block for a couple of household name, established top 4 defensemen or a long term goalie solution.  Regardless, in the team's current position, if there are any high level D picks that are deemed ready for the NHL ala Larsson or Victor Hedman, I'd draft them over Nail at this point.  We don't need more small forwards, and even if you have them, experience shows that other GMs aren't going to trade you high level D for them after you've had them for a couple years.  Potential to score a ton of goals doesn't mean anything if your team can't get it out of your own zone up to your forwards, and they just get frustrated watching their goalie or D not play at their level.  (see Hall, Taylor)

edit: I should clarify - those are the ONLY conditions I'd be trading prospects or Gagner or Hemsky under.  I fully expect though that Tambo will trade Hemsky for a bag of pucks and a bunch of draft picks that may or may not bear fruit in 5 years and do nothing but make the team worse right now.

I also don't understand signing Ben Eager and then playing him 3 minutes a game.  You signed him to be a pest / agitator who can somewhat play, so let him play with someone who's not a complete scrub!
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« Reply #417 on: January 23, 2012, 10:30:53 PM »

The Blues are probably going to try and move G Ben Bishop.  He's currently 17-12-3 with a .926 save percentage and 2.36 GAA on a bad Peoria Rivermen team.  The issue is free agency.  If he doesn't play 17 NHL games this season, he becomes a UFA this July, so the Blues will try to get something from someone, whether it is just draft picks or a sign-and-trade type deal.  With Elliott having signed a 2-year contract extension, Bishop won't get those games unless some bizarre set of goalie injuries happens to Halak and Elliott.
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« Reply #418 on: January 24, 2012, 05:12:49 AM »

Quote from: Kagath on January 22, 2012, 07:43:55 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 22, 2012, 06:43:39 PM

Nice to see Ovechkin still leaves his feet when going head hunting.

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Yeah he's pretty terrible sometimes. Likes to goon it up too much.

Ovechkin got 3 games for this.  Already his third suspension of his career.
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« Reply #419 on: January 26, 2012, 01:35:27 AM »

Ooof. The Wings are taking a beating from Montreal tonight. They weren't too prepared for this game apparently.

Maybe we can at least get one so it's not a shutout for them... disgust
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« Reply #420 on: February 01, 2012, 02:38:22 AM »

Great game tonight.

A bit of a statement, even without Hank in net for the Rags.

Marty let in a soft one for the 3rd goal, but was 'classic Marty' the rest of the game.
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« Reply #421 on: February 01, 2012, 03:20:10 AM »

Sabres manage to put one together against the Habs.  Miller got hung out to dry in the first and gave up a breakaway rebound under his leg, but then the Sabres actually seemed to remember how to play in the second and third periods, putting up two unanswered before cementing it with an empty netter.

Price had a decent game, what with facing 39 shots to Miller's 28, but that's a lot of shots to stop, especially when your offense is getting over 2.5/1 in the second period.
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« Reply #422 on: February 02, 2012, 06:28:08 PM »

No posts on the Kings-Jackets thing today?

Yahoo replay of goal.

Hard to argue that something didn't stop the clock there just by watching the replay. Looks bad for the league when this stuff goes on. Maybe Tortorella had a point in bashing them?
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« Reply #423 on: February 02, 2012, 06:40:57 PM »

I didn't realize there was controversy... I saw the goal and thought it was pretty sick.

There is certainly something weird going on there in that replay with the clock hanging.  Malicious intent seems like a stretch to me, though... someone would have to be on the ball pretty hardcore to do that on purpose.  But never say never...
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« Reply #424 on: February 02, 2012, 07:08:00 PM »

I prefer Dean Lombardi's response:

When reached by ESPN.com, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi responded with a curious email:

"Those clocks are sophisticated instruments that calculate time by measuring electrical charges called coulombs -- given the rapidity and volume of electrons that move through the measuring device the calibrator must adjust at certain points which was the delay you see -- the delay is just recalibrating for the clock moving too quickly during the 10 - 10ths of a second before the delay -- this insures that the actual playing time during a period is exactly 20 minutes That is not an opinion -- that is science -- amazing devise quite frankly."
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« Reply #425 on: February 02, 2012, 07:08:51 PM »

Note: I have no idea if that's true or BS, I just like that he had the balls to throw it out there.
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« Reply #426 on: February 02, 2012, 07:17:36 PM »

That is actually accurate.  Watch the clock during the last minute of any sport when they count tenths.  You will see occasional hangs.
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« Reply #427 on: February 02, 2012, 07:55:00 PM »

Best. Hockey. Quote. Ever.

Edit to add this:

http://deadspin.com/5881862/the-la-kings-explanation-for-last-nights-clock-discrepancy-is-bullshit-heres-why
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« Reply #428 on: February 02, 2012, 08:25:22 PM »

Haha... awesome.
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« Reply #429 on: February 02, 2012, 09:44:08 PM »

http://lockerz.com/s/180067454
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« Reply #430 on: February 02, 2012, 11:49:29 PM »

Am I the only here who thinks Lombardi's in depth knowledge of the clock's technical workings is proof he's guilty of hiring someone to manipulate it? I'm not trying to start a rumor here or anything, I'm just saying...  ninja
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« Reply #431 on: February 03, 2012, 12:08:49 AM »

I would say that his in depth knowledge of the clock's technical workings is proof that he was briefed by technical staff... you should hear my boss repeat stuff I tell him!
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« Reply #432 on: February 03, 2012, 02:42:09 AM »

Another great game.

Marty - Kovy - Parise - Clarkson all looked great.

Marty especially, holy shit, it could have been 14 -1 half way through the game. Kovy back checking his ass off too.

Would be nice to get Zajac and Henrique back.

In other news from that game, Subban blew up Larsson. Good clean hit. It was awesome.
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« Reply #433 on: February 03, 2012, 03:10:58 AM »

From HFBoards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0qZYqdsYAg&feature=player_embedded

I have to admit, there was a brief moment where I swear I caught the scent of onions.
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« Reply #434 on: February 03, 2012, 04:54:17 AM »

The nightmare is over, Boston doesn't have to play Carolina any more this year!
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« Reply #435 on: February 03, 2012, 04:56:38 AM »

Quote from: ScubaV on February 03, 2012, 03:10:58 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0qZYqdsYAg&feature=player_embedded

I have to admit, there was a brief moment where I swear I caught the scent of onions.

Big smile here. GREAT commercial.

<3 Hockey.
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« Reply #436 on: February 03, 2012, 05:21:19 AM »

OILERS.  Gagner ties Gretzky record.  Fuck I love this team.
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« Reply #437 on: February 03, 2012, 12:30:04 PM »

Quote from: Jiffy on February 03, 2012, 04:56:38 AM

Quote from: ScubaV on February 03, 2012, 03:10:58 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0qZYqdsYAg&feature=player_embedded

I have to admit, there was a brief moment where I swear I caught the scent of onions.

Big smile here. GREAT commercial.

<3 Hockey.

Agreed, what an awesome commercial.
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« Reply #438 on: February 05, 2012, 04:19:13 AM »

Rinaldo should be raped by an elephant.

Shenn pounded by Kovy?!?!

6 goal lead in the 3rd is good enough. Barely.
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« Reply #439 on: February 05, 2012, 03:32:41 PM »

Pekka Rinne is friggin' ridiculous.  Blues outshot Preds 43-37 yet only scored 1 goal.  Rinne made several absolutely ridiculous saves in the 3rd period preserve the Preds one goal lead before they secured the game with the empty netter.

One thing that was absolutely ridiculous - Langenbrunner and Hornqvist accidentally hit knee on knee and both went down awkwardly.  While Langenbrunner is starting to get to his knees, Legwand raises his stick to shoulder level and cross-checks Langenbrunner square in the back with what looks like a clear attempt to injure type cross-check.  The ref stares right at the cross-check, turns his head and looks at Hornqvist while calling absolutely nothing.  That is the kind of non-call crap that is driving me nuts when guys will be falling over, a stick touches their leg after they start falling and a hooking call results. 
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