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« on: October 05, 2007, 11:55:45 AM »

Season's been going for almost a week and there's nothing in here?

Let's get it going!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 12:01:19 PM »

The Flyers are undefeated!

End the season right now, I say.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 12:36:17 PM »

Sorry, but games in London don't count.  So really the season started two days ago....

Nice to see money was able to buy you one win there Lockdown.

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 01:44:12 PM »

The losing begins tonight!
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 01:50:13 PM »

It began last night!  crybaby
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 03:04:56 PM »

Quote from: Koz on October 05, 2007, 01:44:12 PM

The losing begins tonight!

Are you not a Sabres fan Koz?

You should have said "The winning begins tonight and continues on Saturday".
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 04:39:13 PM »

I was at both games in London... good times.

Bernier gives me hope for the Kings this year.  LaBarbera does not.

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 04:42:47 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on October 05, 2007, 03:04:56 PM

Quote from: Koz on October 05, 2007, 01:44:12 PM

The losing begins tonight!

Are you not a Sabres fan Koz?

You should have said "The winning begins tonight and continues on Saturday".

No, Bruins fan. icon_frown
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 08:59:59 PM »

I am READY and PUMPED.

Although, news that both home openers in Detroit and Colorado failed to sell-out disturb me a little bit...
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 11:15:07 PM »

I can only imagine that my Leafs will do even worse than they did last year frown
*sigh*  After about 10 years of good times (maybe even longer) it looks like they're turning back into the "Make Me Laughs" of my elementary school days.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2007, 04:05:25 AM »

someday, the sabres are going to try and win a cup

nah nevermind.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2007, 11:23:44 AM »

Well, at the last minute, I caved and picked up Center Ice so I could watch my beloved Islanders.

Shortly thereafter, I was questioning my decision as Buffalo simply dominated the first period.  It seemed like Buffalo was playing against a high school squad.  The Isles couldn't complete a pass.  They couldn't get out of their own zone.  Their defensive play sucked.  Yet timely penalties by Buffalo kept them in it and they ended the first period tied 3-3.

The second period was a whole different story.  The Islanders seemed to get stronger as the period went on.  They still were trying for too many cutsie passes and not generating enough shots.  They weren't playing positionally sound hockey.  But they looked better.  They still looked like they were holding off a better team.

And then it happened.  They looked like they were playing their A game and somehow, it seemed like Buffalo was off of their game.  Even 5 on 5, they looked like the better team.  And in the end, they got the W.  6-4.  I'm not convinced we have a good team, but at least they showed flashes and I was entertained.

Rematch tonight.

I sure hope I get the Islanders PbP/color commentary guys tonight.  It was hard to listen to the Buffalo guys last night.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2007, 02:08:10 PM »

Canucks start the season with a thud. 3-1 Loss to SJ. Hopefully tonight is better, since I now have my brand new HDTV set up, so I can watch the Canucks on HNIC HD tonight!
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2007, 11:53:04 AM »

Devils won!!

(Gotta say that while I can this year!)
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2007, 03:02:34 PM »

Quote from: Devil on October 08, 2007, 11:53:04 AM

Devils won!!

(Gotta say that while I can this year!)

Bruins won!!

(for the same reason)
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2007, 11:48:50 PM »

Sabres wo.....
damnit

it'll happen eventually....

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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2007, 01:45:09 PM »

3-2 to open the annual west coast road trip. Not too shabby!

The bad news is Fernandez has sucked and while Tim Thomas has been outstanding, he's always good in the beginning and fades by season's end. So we need Manny to come around at least in another couple months.

So far Ottawa and Detroit have been the standout clubs, but after that there's a whole lot of 4, 5 and 6 point teams.
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2007, 05:30:23 PM »

Quote from: DonD on October 06, 2007, 11:23:44 AM

I sure hope I get the Islanders PbP/color commentary guys tonight.  It was hard to listen to the Buffalo guys last night.

Rick Jeanneret is a terrible, terrible homer.  Makes watching Sabres games a chore.
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2007, 05:44:44 PM »

The Kings defense is bordering on unholy levels of suck.

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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2007, 06:09:33 PM »

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 05:44:44 PM

The Kings defense is bordering on unholy levels of suck.

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Last night was just pathetic. I was trying to come up with something to say to make fun of them but all I do is feel pity for whoever is the goal tender.   icon_frown They better send Bernier back to the minors before he is permenently damaged.

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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2007, 06:15:57 PM »

Quote from: DocD on October 15, 2007, 06:09:33 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 05:44:44 PM

The Kings defense is bordering on unholy levels of suck.

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Last night was just pathetic. I was trying to come up with something to say to make fun of them but all I do is feel pity for whoever is the goal tender.   icon_frown They better send Bernier back to the minors before he is permenently damaged.

docD

Agreed.  Marty Brodeur couldn't win with the defense the Kings have right now.  There seems to ALWAYS be an open man in a dangerous spot.  Couple that with fantastic neutral zone turnovers that result in outnumbered attacks and you have goalies with scars.

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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2007, 05:24:53 AM »

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 06:15:57 PM

Quote from: DocD on October 15, 2007, 06:09:33 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 05:44:44 PM

The Kings defense is bordering on unholy levels of suck.

gellar

Last night was just pathetic. I was trying to come up with something to say to make fun of them but all I do is feel pity for whoever is the goal tender.   icon_frown They better send Bernier back to the minors before he is permenently damaged.

docD

Agreed.  Marty Brodeur couldn't win with the defense the Kings have right now.  There seems to ALWAYS be an open man in a dangerous spot.  Couple that with fantastic neutral zone turnovers that result in outnumbered attacks and you have goalies with scars.

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How's Brad Stuart working out for you? slywink
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« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2007, 02:03:05 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on October 16, 2007, 05:24:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 06:15:57 PM

Quote from: DocD on October 15, 2007, 06:09:33 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 05:44:44 PM

The Kings defense is bordering on unholy levels of suck.

gellar

Last night was just pathetic. I was trying to come up with something to say to make fun of them but all I do is feel pity for whoever is the goal tender.   icon_frown They better send Bernier back to the minors before he is permenently damaged.

docD

Agreed.  Marty Brodeur couldn't win with the defense the Kings have right now.  There seems to ALWAYS be an open man in a dangerous spot.  Couple that with fantastic neutral zone turnovers that result in outnumbered attacks and you have goalies with scars.

gellar

How's Brad Stuart working out for you? slywink

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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2007, 02:12:06 PM »

Quote from: Koz on October 16, 2007, 02:03:05 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 16, 2007, 05:24:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 06:15:57 PM

Quote from: DocD on October 15, 2007, 06:09:33 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 05:44:44 PM

The Kings defense is bordering on unholy levels of suck.

gellar

Last night was just pathetic. I was trying to come up with something to say to make fun of them but all I do is feel pity for whoever is the goal tender.   icon_frown They better send Bernier back to the minors before he is permenently damaged.

docD

Agreed.  Marty Brodeur couldn't win with the defense the Kings have right now.  There seems to ALWAYS be an open man in a dangerous spot.  Couple that with fantastic neutral zone turnovers that result in outnumbered attacks and you have goalies with scars.

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How's Brad Stuart working out for you? slywink

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Stuart's actually been one of the better defensemen.  Oddly enough, our best two (Blake, Visnovsky) are sucking it up more than anyone else.

In other news, Bernier was sent back to Juniors.  They didn't want the suck to rub off on him.

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« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2007, 02:22:26 PM »

Quote from: gellar on October 16, 2007, 02:12:06 PM

Quote from: Koz on October 16, 2007, 02:03:05 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 16, 2007, 05:24:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 06:15:57 PM

Quote from: DocD on October 15, 2007, 06:09:33 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 05:44:44 PM

The Kings defense is bordering on unholy levels of suck.

gellar

Last night was just pathetic. I was trying to come up with something to say to make fun of them but all I do is feel pity for whoever is the goal tender.   icon_frown They better send Bernier back to the minors before he is permenently damaged.

docD

Agreed.  Marty Brodeur couldn't win with the defense the Kings have right now.  There seems to ALWAYS be an open man in a dangerous spot.  Couple that with fantastic neutral zone turnovers that result in outnumbered attacks and you have goalies with scars.

gellar

How's Brad Stuart working out for you? slywink

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Stuart's actually been one of the better defensemen.  Oddly enough, our best two (Blake, Visnovsky) are sucking it up more than anyone else.

In other news, Bernier was sent back to Juniors.  They didn't want the suck to rub off on him.

gellar

Stuart was actually pretty good in Calgary.  But then again, anyone will look good with Robyn Regehr as his defensive partner.  It's Stuart's own fault for leaving a good situation in Calgary to go to LA.
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« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2007, 02:31:56 PM »

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Agreed.  Marty Brodeur couldn't win with the defense the Kings have right now.


Along those lines...he isn't winning with the Devils defense, which might be worse!

Still 4 games from the home opener!
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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2007, 02:55:15 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on October 16, 2007, 02:22:26 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 16, 2007, 02:12:06 PM

Quote from: Koz on October 16, 2007, 02:03:05 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 16, 2007, 05:24:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 06:15:57 PM

Quote from: DocD on October 15, 2007, 06:09:33 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 05:44:44 PM

The Kings defense is bordering on unholy levels of suck.

gellar

Last night was just pathetic. I was trying to come up with something to say to make fun of them but all I do is feel pity for whoever is the goal tender.   icon_frown They better send Bernier back to the minors before he is permenently damaged.

docD

Agreed.  Marty Brodeur couldn't win with the defense the Kings have right now.  There seems to ALWAYS be an open man in a dangerous spot.  Couple that with fantastic neutral zone turnovers that result in outnumbered attacks and you have goalies with scars.

gellar

How's Brad Stuart working out for you? slywink

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Stuart's actually been one of the better defensemen.  Oddly enough, our best two (Blake, Visnovsky) are sucking it up more than anyone else.

In other news, Bernier was sent back to Juniors.  They didn't want the suck to rub off on him.

gellar

Stuart was actually pretty good in Calgary.  But then again, anyone will look good with Robyn Regehr as his defensive partner.  It's Stuart's own fault for leaving a good situation in Calgary to go to LA.

Not sure if that was really Stuart's choosing... the Kings only gave him a 1 year contract.  Surely the Flames could have offered more than that?

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« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2007, 03:25:03 PM »

Stuart is a California boy, so his preference is to play somewhere around there. Of the three Cali teams, LA was the best fit (and most likely to offer him a contract). When he was in Boston there were always constant rumors his wife wanted to leave Pronger-style and that he didn't like the New England weather. He definitely didn't play up to his potential here, and was downright awful the month or two before we traded him.

Rob Blake has been declining pretty consistently the past few years, hasn't he? Visnovsky was pretty awful when the Bruins played them the other day, but your entire defense was out to lunch. Good thing ours was just slightly better. icon_wink
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« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2007, 03:29:03 PM »

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Agreed.  Marty Brodeur couldn't win with the defense the Kings have right now.


Along those lines...he isn't winning with the Devils defense, which might be worse!

Still 4 games from the home opener!

My fantasy team is not enjoying this lack of Brodeur winning. I even have Gionta on my team, although he's getting shelved for Brian Rolston for now.
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« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2007, 04:02:49 PM »

Quote from: Koz on October 16, 2007, 03:25:03 PM

Stuart is a California boy, so his preference is to play somewhere around there. Of the three Cali teams, LA was the best fit (and most likely to offer him a contract). When he was in Boston there were always constant rumors his wife wanted to leave Pronger-style and that he didn't like the New England weather. He definitely didn't play up to his potential here, and was downright awful the month or two before we traded him.

Rob Blake has been declining pretty consistently the past few years, hasn't he? Visnovsky was pretty awful when the Bruins played them the other day, but your entire defense was out to lunch. Good thing ours was just slightly better. icon_wink

That was actually a fun game to watch.  Visnovsky is supposed to be a Norris darkhorse candidate every year and just was resigned to a long term deal this summer... but has been uniformly terrible.  Blake has been declining, but he's usually at least adequate.  Right now I am more comfortable with the Johnson/Modry pairing than I am with anyone else, and I HATE Modry.

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« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2007, 06:49:21 PM »

Quote from: gellar on October 16, 2007, 02:55:15 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 16, 2007, 02:22:26 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 16, 2007, 02:12:06 PM

Quote from: Koz on October 16, 2007, 02:03:05 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 16, 2007, 05:24:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 06:15:57 PM

Quote from: DocD on October 15, 2007, 06:09:33 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 15, 2007, 05:44:44 PM

The Kings defense is bordering on unholy levels of suck.

gellar

Last night was just pathetic. I was trying to come up with something to say to make fun of them but all I do is feel pity for whoever is the goal tender.   icon_frown They better send Bernier back to the minors before he is permenently damaged.

docD

Agreed.  Marty Brodeur couldn't win with the defense the Kings have right now.  There seems to ALWAYS be an open man in a dangerous spot.  Couple that with fantastic neutral zone turnovers that result in outnumbered attacks and you have goalies with scars.

gellar

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Stuart's actually been one of the better defensemen.  Oddly enough, our best two (Blake, Visnovsky) are sucking it up more than anyone else.

In other news, Bernier was sent back to Juniors.  They didn't want the suck to rub off on him.

gellar

Stuart was actually pretty good in Calgary.  But then again, anyone will look good with Robyn Regehr as his defensive partner.  It's Stuart's own fault for leaving a good situation in Calgary to go to LA.

Not sure if that was really Stuart's choosing... the Kings only gave him a 1 year contract.  Surely the Flames could have offered more than that?

gellar

They were talking, but once Sutter traded for Adrian Aucoin, the Flames could no longer really afford Stuart and the $4+ mil he commands per year.
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« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2007, 07:20:07 PM »

He commanded $3.5mil for one year on the Kings.  Maybe a discount to be in SoCal?

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« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2007, 09:15:36 PM »

SI picked the Sharks to win it all.  My season is doooooomed.

GO SHARKS any way!
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« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2007, 05:19:33 AM »

KINGS WIN!

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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2007, 02:30:21 PM »

That was a sexy goal by Kopitar in the shootout.
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« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2007, 04:17:39 PM »

Yeah... definitely.  I don't know how many guys in the league would have even tried that, much less made it.

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« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2007, 04:22:03 PM »

Besides Bill Wirtz dying, is there any good Blackhawk news?
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« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2007, 05:16:50 PM »

Hawks should be OK, break. Just need to stay healthy.

In a reverse Devils, Atlanta fires Hartley...
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« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2007, 12:59:25 PM »

"Run and Gun" Devils pick up another win...now if we could just get some solid defense.
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« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2007, 12:59:57 PM »

Well the Devils beat my Pens last night.  What a crazy game.  Fleury looked really bad in net and gave up at least 2 really soft goals.  Dare I say the Devils actually were playing a very exciting and fun to watch brand of hockey.......

And what was with that officiating last night... there were some really "great" calls on both sides, and some really bad calls on both sides.
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