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Off Topic => Sports Arena => Topic started by: UK Redsox on October 05, 2006, 12:11:49 PM

Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on October 05, 2006, 12:11:49 PM
Any ice hockey fans out there ?

The season started yesterday with the Stanley Cup champions Carolina  losing at home to Buffalo.

It'll be interesting to see whether the Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin can repeat the success of his rookie season and whether Sydney Crosby lives up to the hype of being the "next Gretsky".

Back in the UK, the Cardiff Devils are still homeless and playing all their games on the road. The new arena is progressing slowly after the first part of the building that went up, promptly fell back down  ](*,)
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Dave Javu on October 05, 2006, 12:27:38 PM
Puck off.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on October 05, 2006, 12:32:43 PM
UK Redsox - would you give hockey much of a future in the States?  Attendances at the games are dwindling, TV audiences are dreadful.........

I barely watched any games during the regualar season, last year -  and for the first time since I've been here I didn't even watch the Stanley Cup.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on October 05, 2006, 01:44:07 PM
Quote from: "usav"
UK Redsox - would you give hockey much of a future in the States?  Attendances at the games are dwindling, TV audiences are dreadful.........

I barely watched any games during the regualar season, last year -  and for the first time since I've been here I didn't even watch the Stanley Cup.


For me its a sport that you either have to watch in the arena or just catch the highlights. Trying to follow the puck on TV for a whole game does my head in.
Title: Re: The NHL Thread
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 05, 2006, 07:32:23 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
It'll be interesting to see whether the Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin can repeat the success of his rookie season


The Caps suck ass, I saw him play last season, he was a rose amongst thorns.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Bad English on October 05, 2006, 07:48:12 PM
I thought it was a derivative of the NHS.  :-k
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on October 01, 2007, 10:57:48 AM
Did anyone else go to the LA Kings v Anaheim Ducks games at the Dome this weekend ?
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: doubleD on October 01, 2007, 11:17:53 AM
yes I am a Buffalo fan so this is good news.  Anyone know if there is a programme on Sky/C4/Channel 5 at 3.30 in the morning like before?

Let's go Buffalo...
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: gerags on October 01, 2007, 11:55:46 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Did anyone else go to the LA Kings v Anaheim Ducks games at the Dome this weekend ?


We went on Saturday and it was ace !!
Quite impressed with the arena and was even a couple of 'dust-ups' to keep the neutrals entertained.

It looked like the refs were told to clamp down on any potential violence for the British audience.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on October 03, 2007, 08:18:44 AM
Quote from: "gerags"

It looked like the refs were told to clamp down on any potential violence for the British audience.


I thought that the refs were very quick to step in between potential fighters. More so than in Elite League games and certainly more so than in the NHL games I've seen on TV.

In the Elite League I believe that the officials are instructed not to intervene until either the players fighting fall over or look like they're knackered.

There was one proper stand-up one-on-one punch up in the Sunday game.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on October 03, 2007, 08:21:46 AM
Quote from: "doubleD"
yes I am a Buffalo fan so this is good news.  Anyone know if there is a programme on Sky/C4/Channel 5 at 3.30 in the morning like before?

Let's go Buffalo...


C5 should have a couple of games a week once the baseball season is over. Sky have one Elite League game per week

However, if you need a major NHL fix then NASN (part of the Setanta package) is the place to be. 200 plus games per season.

I don't tend to watch much hockey on TV. The puck just doesn't show up well enough. However, the word from my mates Stateside is that hockey in HD is superb. Trouble is that I don't think that NASN have any plans to go HD.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Legion on October 03, 2007, 07:06:10 PM
Calgary Flames.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on October 04, 2007, 04:08:05 AM
Another tough season ahead for my Phoenix Coyotes but after being a Villa fan for over 30years  I think I will be able to cope.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2007, 08:58:28 AM
Quote from: "Tucson Villain"
Another tough season ahead for my Phoenix Coyotes but after being a Villa fan for over 30years  I think I will be able to cope.


What do you think of "The Great One" as a Head Coach ?

I suspect that he'll be like many great players in other sports in that he'll never be able to see why his players can't do the things he could (see Ted Williams as an example).
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: gerags on October 04, 2007, 09:04:10 AM
Quote from: "Legion"
Calgary Flames.


We went to see the Flames play Vacnouver at The Saddle Dome when we were skiing in Banff last January.

They came from 2-1 down to win 4-2.

And I lovesd every minute of it  \:D/
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Ricky on October 04, 2007, 09:25:53 AM
Maple Leafs.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Michel Sibble on October 04, 2007, 03:20:38 PM
Quote from: "Ricky"
Maple Leafs.


suck.

Running joke in the rest of Canada.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Legion on October 04, 2007, 06:34:19 PM
Quote from: "gerags"
Quote from: "Legion"
Calgary Flames.


We went to see the Flames play Vacnouver at The Saddle Dome when we were skiing in Banff last January.

They came from 2-1 down to win 4-2.

And I lovesd every minute of it  \:D/


You lucky git. I went there three years ago and they were away. I went back two years ago and all the players were on strike.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: OCD on October 04, 2007, 07:09:24 PM
Quote from: "Legion"
Quote from: "gerags"
Quote from: "Legion"
Calgary Flames.


We went to see the Flames play Vacnouver at The Saddle Dome when we were skiing in Banff last January.

They came from 2-1 down to win 4-2.

And I lovesd every minute of it  \:D/


You lucky git. I went there three years ago and they were away. I went back two years ago and all the players were on strike.


Maybe it's you? I've heard about your bad luck.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Ricky on October 04, 2007, 07:32:42 PM
Quote from: "Michel Sibble"
Quote from: "Ricky"
Maple Leafs.


suck.

Running joke in the rest of Canada.


I know, see they got off to their usual flyer. My Uncle really loves them.... a dislike that intense he follows Montreal.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on October 04, 2007, 07:59:10 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Tucson Villain"
Another tough season ahead for my Phoenix Coyotes but after being a Villa fan for over 30years  I think I will be able to cope.


What do you think of "The Great One" as a Head Coach ?

I suspect that he'll be like many great players in other sports in that he'll never be able to see why his players can't do the things he could (see Ted Williams as an example).


He seems to be pretty good coach and obviously he gets the respect of the players but it is not a hockey town,so I think he may be fighting a losing battle.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on October 05, 2007, 08:08:32 AM
Quote from: "Tucson Villain"


He seems to be pretty good coach and obviously he gets the respect of the players but it is not a hockey town,so I think he may be fighting a losing battle.


Agreed, its not like the kids of Phoenix spent their winters playing hockey on frozen ponds
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: gerags on October 05, 2007, 08:28:11 AM
Quote from: "OCD"
Quote from: "Legion"
Quote from: "gerags"
Quote from: "Legion"
Calgary Flames.


We went to see the Flames play Vacnouver at The Saddle Dome when we were skiing in Banff last January.

They came from 2-1 down to win 4-2.

And I lovesd every minute of it  \:D/


You lucky git. I went there three years ago and they were away. I went back two years ago and all the players were on strike.


Maybe it's you? I've heard about your bad luck.


He's not had the best of luck has Leeg :(

A blose supporting mate went to Whistler a bit later and saw the return leg.
Apparently there was crowd trouble all over the arena  :-
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: damon loves JT on October 05, 2007, 08:43:41 AM
Talking of bad luck at ice hockey.... a friend of mine goes to Streatham when Dulwich Hamlet aren't playing. He sits behind the goal.

One evening the puck soars over the protective barrier and catches him right in the middle of his forehead, lays his skin open to the bone.

He still has a jagged scar there. Everyone refers to him as `the boy wizard'
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on November 22, 2007, 07:44:48 AM
Whilst the rest of you were suffering the England game, I was at "The Big Blue Tent" down in Cardiff Bay watching the mighty Cardiff Devils win their eleventh game in a row to storm to the top of the Elite League.

The Devils are playing a top of the table clash away against the Coventry Blaze on Sat 24th Nov. So, if you want to see Wales'** finest in action, the Coventry Skydome is the place to be.

Even da Beeb (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/ice_hockey/7100586.stm) have the story


(** - OK, so its really a bunch of Canadians and Americans plus one guy from Kazakhstan who grew up in Canada but plays international hockey for Israel)

http://www.thecardiffdevils.co.uk
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: AsTallAsLions on November 22, 2007, 11:14:53 AM
sabres for the cup!

love the NHL. gives me something to support any time villa's season goes down the drain after christmas.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on November 22, 2007, 05:46:41 PM
The Sabres are even worse than my Coyotes right now ! but we are only a few weeks into the season.
San Jose Sharks will win the Stanley cup this year,remember where you heard it first. :smt002
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Andy Poole on November 22, 2007, 10:03:19 PM
Leafs here too. Only game i've ever seen was Leafs v Sens.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Padraig O`Trinity on November 22, 2007, 10:59:44 PM
Leafs V Sens? Sabres? Leeg? San Jose Sharks ?
What is it with you Dudes? Stability and progress threatened at B6 and you guys talk ice hockey!?
BUNCH OF MUKES!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on November 23, 2007, 02:43:44 PM
Quote from: "Padraig O`Trinity"
Leafs V Sens? Sabres? Leeg? San Jose Sharks ?
What is it with you Dudes? Stability and progress threatened at B6 and you guys talk ice hockey!?
BUNCH OF MUKES!

Here's a clue, it's an NHL thread in the off topic section. What do you want?
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Andy Poole on November 23, 2007, 03:25:57 PM
Padraig O`Trinity wrote
Quote

Leafs V Sens? Sabres? Leeg? San Jose Sharks ?
What is it with you Dudes? Stability and progress threatened at B6 and you guys talk ice hockey!?
BUNCH OF MUKES!


Ok, for anybody who happens to be reading an NHL thread in an off topic section, who has no knowledge or liking of the sport.........

The Toronto Maple Leafs v The Ottawa Senators at the Air Canada Centre, was the only game i have ever been to, so therefore i follow the Leafs results.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Padraig O`Trinity on November 24, 2007, 10:32:22 AM
Sorry Guys - worried about MON at the time and needed a rant!
What a feckin fantastic thread! NHL? Fantastic!!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on November 25, 2007, 09:57:58 PM
T'was a bloodbath at the "Big Blue Tent" tonight as the Devils beat Newcastle to stay top of the league.

Fights a'plenty.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on December 31, 2007, 01:40:07 PM
For those that like their ice hockey and I'm not sure if it's been shown in the UK, but tomorrow the Pittsburgh Penguins will play the Buffalo Sabres in an outdoor game at the American Football stadium in Buffalo - a crowd of 70,000 will be in attendance.  Given that it's in Buffalo and it it's January, it will be cold and probably very windy.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on December 31, 2007, 04:01:01 PM
From the NASN schedule page

Quote
Wed 2 Jan
5.30pm    As Live Pittsburgh vs Buffalo - NHL
The NHL Winter Classic takes place at the Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, NY - the League's first regular-season outdoor game in the United States.



More info (http://www.nhl.com/winterclassic/index.html)

(http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2007/12/wcrink159hrs_480.jpg)
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: CT on December 31, 2007, 04:39:18 PM
How are the Dallas Stars doing UKR? Are they expected to challenge this year?

I had tickets to see them in 2003 but a Bill Parcells inspired Cowboys game ended up taking so long I missed it!!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on January 01, 2008, 10:38:45 AM
Quote from: "CT"
How are the Dallas Stars doing UKR? Are they expected to challenge this year?



Dallas are top of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on January 01, 2008, 11:44:52 AM
Go Stars!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on January 02, 2008, 03:16:52 AM
Well the Penguins won the game after a shoot-out  (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/flash/zoomGallery?section=gen&photoGalleryId=3176292).  Great stuff played in blowing snow in front of 73,000 fans.

(http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0101/nhl_a_crosby_134.jpg)
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on January 02, 2008, 01:10:48 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Well the Penguins won the game after a shoot-out  (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/flash/zoomGallery?section=gen&photoGalleryId=3176292).  Great stuff played in blowing snow in front of 73,000 fans.

(http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0101/nhl_a_crosby_134.jpg)


I Sky+'d it and will probably watch this evening
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on January 05, 2008, 12:20:57 PM
Its all going tits-up at the Cardiff Devils.

Major injury/suspension problems and no money to bring in quality replacement players. Both netminders are now injured, so they're having to drag in unproven backups from other clubs.

Add to this a dispute with the rink management and Cardiff Council over excessive charges, the withdraw of promised sponsorship and general chaos.

Looks like you might not have to put up with my Elite League babbling for much longer.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: gerags on January 05, 2008, 03:15:00 PM
We are hoping to get tickets for a game in Denver at the beginning of January.

Any of our American contingent have any suggestions for obtaining tickets ?

Cheers!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on January 05, 2008, 03:58:19 PM
Quote from: "gerags"
We are hoping to get tickets for a game in Denver at the beginning of January.

Any of our American contingent have any suggestions for obtaining tickets ?

Cheers!


http://Ticketmaster.com or http://avalanche.nhl.com
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: gerags on January 05, 2008, 06:27:35 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "gerags"
We are hoping to get tickets for a game in Denver at the beginning of January.

Any of our American contingent have any suggestions for obtaining tickets ?

Cheers!


http://Ticketmaster.com or http://avalanche.nhl.com


Cheers for that :)

My mate checked Ticketmaster but said the prices were extortionate.
We'll try the other link.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on January 05, 2008, 07:25:18 PM
Quote from: "gerags"
We are hoping to get tickets for a game in Denver at the beginning of January.

Any of our American contingent have any suggestions for obtaining tickets ?

Cheers!

Might be worth checking ebay,I have bought quite a few tickets to hockey games on there.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Bungle on January 05, 2008, 09:20:44 PM
Ex Solihull Barons Fan here, although I've not been down for many years.  I quit after the MD decided a player who can't follow club rules was more important than a 10 year+ season ticket holder.

Not been near a rink since, not there is anything in Birmingham anyway.

I used to love the Wembley weekends.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Bungle on January 05, 2008, 09:21:24 PM
Post would have been deleted if I could have found the delete key.

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Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on January 06, 2008, 10:20:21 AM
Quote from: "gerags"


My mate checked Ticketmaster but said the prices were extortionate.
We'll try the other link.


Ticketmaster or NHL.com are probably as cheap as you're going to get, short of going to the rink in person.

Attending a NHL game won't be cheap. Remember the arenas are fairly small.

I'm currently looking at going over in early April for a few games and am looking at $150 per ticket on average.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on January 06, 2008, 10:21:23 AM
Quote from: "Bungle"

Not been near a rink since, not there is anything in Birmingham anyway.



Coventry's not that far away.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on January 10, 2008, 01:18:29 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "gerags"


My mate checked Ticketmaster but said the prices were extortionate.
We'll try the other link.


Ticketmaster or NHL.com are probably as cheap as you're going to get, short of going to the rink in person.

Attending a NHL game won't be cheap. Remember the arenas are fairly small.

I'm currently looking at going over in early April for a few games and am looking at $150 per ticket on average.


It depends on where you are watching a game. Out here in the desert the Coyotes are not really a big draw,they play second fiddle to the Suns(NBA) and Cardinals(NFL) so I have managed to get tickets for less than half the face value both from the Coyotes e-mailing me special deals or through e-bay.
The Coyotes are a good young team who are riding a five game win streak so maybe I will find getting tickets more difficult as more people jump on the bandwagon.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on January 11, 2008, 07:50:56 AM
Alexander the Great (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3190712) signs the NHL's first $100m deal

The future of the NHL is looking bright with Alex and "Sid the Kid"
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on January 13, 2008, 06:09:05 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Alexander the Great (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3190712) signs the NHL's first $100m deal

The future of the NHL is looking bright with Alex and "Sid the Kid"

I was there when he scored "that goal". =D>
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzbmI6-YSnQ&NR=1
against the Coyotes, feckin amazing.But it wasn't just that he tore us apart the whole game and was his rookie year.
 Ovechkin is more of a scorer but Crosby will rack up assists.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on March 23, 2008, 03:12:18 AM
Great to see Teppo Numminen back.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3305310
Probably my all time favourite Coyote.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on March 23, 2008, 03:17:49 AM
I can't believe how much the NHL has changed in 10 years.

as much as i love hockey - it looks like MISL and Arena (american) football now.....but there are still blokes like Ilya Kovalchuk on crap teams who juts want to score for themselves.....

This is what Bettman and unchecked expansion get you - a watered down and diluted product to appeal to Southerners and Disney fans.

I have to watch Slapshot every so often to remember what is used to be like - man do i miss minor league roadtrips in the old NAHL and AHL.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 01, 2008, 03:47:57 PM
Not looking good for Crosby and the Penguins in the quest for Stanley. Down 3 games to 1 and its back to Detroit for game 5.

Looks like the Redwings have got this ine sewn up.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 02, 2008, 11:56:56 AM
When will the NHL learn?

Teams win Cups, not pampered starlets like Cindy Crosby.....
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 02, 2008, 09:51:47 PM
A bit harsh on Sid the Kid.  What's he done wrong apart from be the best thing to happen to Ice Hockey in a long time?
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 03, 2008, 07:13:12 AM
Pengs hang in there with a gave 5 victory in triple OT

http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=280602005
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: joe_c on June 03, 2008, 09:43:21 AM
I fell asleep with five minutes to go and Detroit 3-2 up. Well done me. Hopefully it'll go to Game 7 which I'll be able to watch properly as it's not on a school night.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 03, 2008, 12:05:14 PM
Quote from: "usav"
A bit harsh on Sid the Kid.  What's he done wrong apart from be the best thing to happen to Ice Hockey in a long time?


The game doesn't need anymore pampered primma donnas to be used as marketing tools to get the casual fan to switch over from basketball and NFL.

Neither Gretzky, Mario, Lindros or Crosby could or will make a difference other than to further alienate the established fan base.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 03, 2008, 12:42:03 PM
Game 5 Recap:

Penguins get 3 powerplays in OT FFS - hmmm, I wonder which team Gary Bettman has his money on....especially since the new darling of the league, Alexander Ovechkin, and his side were humiliated by the lowly working class, superstar-less Philadelphia Flyers......
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 03, 2008, 12:55:22 PM
I really don't understand the Crosby being 'pampered' part.  He's just playing the game - the circus around him is not his doing.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 03, 2008, 12:58:41 PM
Edit.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 05, 2008, 12:01:20 PM
Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings.

and regardless of who you supported, don't you just love the playoff beards?

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/60/fullj.42eda30a2b750ff61f69d5baf95f2672/42eda30a2b750ff61f69d5baf95f2672-getty-81150942cp187_detroit_red_w.jpg)
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: RogerS on June 05, 2008, 05:31:42 PM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings.

and regardless of who you supported, don't you just love the playoff beards?

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/60/fullj.42eda30a2b750ff61f69d5baf95f2672/42eda30a2b750ff61f69d5baf95f2672-getty-81150942cp187_detroit_red_w.jpg)


Agreed. It has been like watching a team of Olof Melberg's zapping around the ice.

Game 5 was a belter. I thought last night was a bit of an anti-climax by comparison.

Anyhoo, well done Redwings (says me through clenched teeth, being a fan of the abysmal L.A. Kings ](*,) )
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 06, 2008, 12:02:57 PM
Yet another reason to hate Tiger Woods:

"The PGA official thought he had the perfect softball question to throw at Tiger Woods to kick off a media teleconference with the world's No. 1-ranked player yesterday.

"Detroit or Pittsburgh?" Julius Mason asked of Woods during a session to promote the 90th PGA Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

"I don't really care," Woods replied. "I don't think anybody really watches hockey any more, do they?""
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 06, 2008, 08:26:28 PM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings.



Tee hee! A team named after what you get for shagging a bird who's on the blob. Tee hee!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Bungle on August 16, 2008, 11:36:28 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Bungle"

Not been near a rink since, not there is anything in Birmingham anyway.



Coventry's not that far away.


An hour plus by bus, even by using the train  I wouldn't get home till after midnight.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on October 23, 2008, 07:09:09 AM
How to wind up the opposition, Swedish style (http://www.thelocal.se/15138.html)

(http://www.thelocal.se/articleImages/15138.jpg)

Yep, those things on the ice are exactly what you think they are
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2008, 12:19:32 PM
The game off ice hockey is ok, but I've noone to support. Any ideas? I think I will pick a Canadian team, but which one?
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on October 25, 2008, 02:26:17 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The game off ice hockey is ok, but I've noone to support. Any ideas? I think I will pick a Canadian team, but which one?


How about a former Canadian team The Winnipeg Jets now known as the Phoenix Coyotes.
Coached by The Great One - Wayne Gretzky.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2008, 02:48:05 PM
Quote from: "Tucson Villain"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The game off ice hockey is ok, but I've noone to support. Any ideas? I think I will pick a Canadian team, but which one?


How about a former Canadian team The Winnipeg Jets now known as the Phoenix Coyotes.
Coached by The Great One - Wayne Gretzky.


He's the only ice hockey player I have heard of! But I don't really agree with relocation of franchises so they're out sorry! Quite like the name Coyotes though.... do they have a local derby against the Phoenix Roadrunners?
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on October 25, 2008, 04:17:16 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The game off ice hockey is ok, but I've noone to support. Any ideas? I think I will pick a Canadian team, but which one?


I'd recommend the Toronto Maple Leafs - great tradition and history
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2008, 05:10:31 PM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The game off ice hockey is ok, but I've noone to support. Any ideas? I think I will pick a Canadian team, but which one?


I'd recommend the Toronto Maple Leafs - great tradition and history


They seem a bit too good to me, a bit like supporting Man Ure or Thieverpool. Plus the correct plural of leaf is 'leaves'.

I think I will support the Edmonton Oilers... anyone like/hate them?
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on October 25, 2008, 06:05:22 PM
I think I will support the Edmonton Oilers... anyone like/hate them?[/quote]

You have got to love the support the Oilers get. During the playoffs a couple of years ago Rexall Place was really rocking.They had fantastic home support and it really came across on the tv coverage.
 It wasn't the artificial pumped in crap they try and pass off for atmosphere at a lot of arenas out here.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Michel Sibble on October 26, 2008, 09:17:17 PM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The game off ice hockey is ok, but I've noone to support. Any ideas? I think I will pick a Canadian team, but which one?


I'd recommend the Toronto Maple Leafs - great tradition and history


 :smt043

For a Canadian team that DOESN'T suck, try Montréal
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Eckybloke on October 26, 2008, 11:17:55 PM
I know nothing about ice hockey but have a friend who lives in Edmonton now.

Go Oilers!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on November 03, 2008, 09:07:34 AM
Quote from: "Eckybloke"
I know nothing about ice hockey but have a friend who lives in Edmonton now.

Go Oilers!


Where they drive Zambonis whilst drunk (http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=7788c8e2-ef0c-4dad-b499-ff6285f2547f)
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on November 11, 2008, 03:34:24 AM
Coyotes are over .500 !!!

Great victory over a very good Sharks team last night.
We are a pretty good team this year with the pick up of Olli Jokinen and with Ilya Bryzgalov between the pipes most nights we have a chance of the playoffs this year.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: pmarachi on November 12, 2008, 11:10:51 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "usav"
UK Redsox - would you give hockey much of a future in the States?  Attendances at the games are dwindling, TV audiences are dreadful.........

I barely watched any games during the regualar season, last year -  and for the first time since I've been here I didn't even watch the Stanley Cup.


For me its a sport that you either have to watch in the arena or just catch the highlights. Trying to follow the puck on TV for a whole game does my head in.


I played hockey my whole life. Since 5 years old, All through High School, and still play in  mens league now.

I NEVER watch it on TV.

I have a team in my town, and I don't even got to watch.

I think there are more than enough people that follow the 85 game season.

I am just not one of them...

I think the problem is that it is also Football season/ Basketball season right now, and in the spring as Hockey is ending, it is Baseball season.

It also hasn't been on regular TV since the strike.

There are just too many sports on over here for me to get into another one.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: pmarachi on November 12, 2008, 11:13:43 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The game off ice hockey is ok, but I've noone to support. Any ideas? I think I will pick a Canadian team, but which one?


HARTFORD WHALERS!!!!!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on November 12, 2008, 12:21:56 PM
The NHL needs to stop chasing the TV money and TV markets and accept that it has a small hardcore fan base. They missed a golden opportunity to improve the game by not making the ice surfaces international size with all of the brand new arenas they now have. The players are now too big for the small 200 X 85.

Get rid of the gimmicks (4 on 4 OT, shootouts) and lose the following teams and let them play in the CHL or the ECHL.

Carolina
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
Florida
Washington
Columbus
Nashville
Colorado
San Jose
Anaheim
Phoenix
LA
Dallas
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Jon Crofts on November 12, 2008, 01:35:35 PM
I went to 1 game back in Jan 2007, Washington Capitals v Florida Panthers.
It had everything in it, a good fist fight in the first 5 minutes (and several later on) a shootout and OT.

I couldn't believe the seat prices mind, they were season tickets, held by a friends law firm, incredible per match price in excess of $250 a game!

The plus side was beer & good food in your seat and the fact 2 Brits attracted a lot of attention as we seemed to be the only ones egging on the fighters in punch ups!

It's not an event I'd go to again, just a tick in the box kind of thing NHL, done.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on November 12, 2008, 02:58:13 PM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
The NHL needs to stop chasing the TV money and TV markets and accept that it has a small hardcore fan base. They missed a golden opportunity to improve the game by not making the ice surfaces international size with all of the brand new arenas they now have. The players are now too big for the small 200 X 85.

Get rid of the gimmicks (4 on 4 OT, shootouts) and lose the following teams and let them play in the CHL or the ECHL.

Carolina
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
Florida
Washington
Columbus
Nashville
Colorado
San Jose
Anaheim
Phoenix
LA
Dallas





Whilst I will agree that some of those cities might not be the best for hockey(including my own team the Coyotes) I will tell you as a former season ticket holder that San Jose is a great hockey city.
It is the only game in town and the team has always been very well supported even through a lot of lean years and everything else that the Bay Area has to offer.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: pmarachi on November 13, 2008, 12:40:11 PM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
The NHL needs to stop chasing the TV money and TV markets and accept that it has a small hardcore fan base. They missed a golden opportunity to improve the game by not making the ice surfaces international size with all of the brand new arenas they now have. The players are now too big for the small 200 X 85.

Get rid of the gimmicks (4 on 4 OT, shootouts) and lose the following teams and let them play in the CHL or the ECHL.

Carolina
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
Florida
Washington
Columbus
Nashville
Colorado
San Jose
Anaheim
Phoenix
LA
Dallas


What the.........

Columbus?!?!?!

As in Columbus OHIO!?!?!?!

They have a TEAM!?!?!?!




Nashville?!?!?!?! REALLY?? They have a team too!?!?!




Somewhere, the Hartford Whalers mascot is rolling in his grave.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on December 12, 2008, 12:00:47 PM
Glad to see the Flyers have finally caught up to the Penguins.

Not glad to see that the Penguins were given 11 power plays vs the Islanders last night.......

Same old NHL.....
Title: Off to the ice hockey tonight...
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on January 28, 2009, 03:56:05 PM
This has probably been covered in the past here in off topics but I'm going to the ice hockey in coventry tonight to watch cov v belfast and I just wondered who else is going or has been before, and peoples thoughts of it? Is it any good?

 I've never been before but I'm hoping to see a few rucks!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on January 28, 2009, 04:14:37 PM
Been there myself on a freebie last year and it was excellent. Well, the kids loved it and the bar was open....
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: pmarachi on January 28, 2009, 06:01:05 PM
is Ice Hockey big in England? I play and have played for my whole life, but it is not that big here, or at least not as big as it used to be.

And what is with this thing I saw online? This Roller Hockey? With grown men in rollerskates?

I have heard that it's big in spain, italy and portugal...

What the hell is that?
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: PaulTheVillan on January 28, 2009, 06:04:46 PM
Have fun.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: damon loves JT on January 28, 2009, 06:07:53 PM
A friend of mine is a big Streatham Redskins fan. He is easily the strangest person I know
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 28, 2009, 08:12:04 PM
Haven't been to ice hockey for years. I used to in the mid 90s occasionally go  to see Manchester Phoenix at the MEN Arena. At the time they were regularly pulling in crowds in excess of 5000.

It was generally good entertainment and I saw one or two cracking matches. However, as a spectator if ultimately lacked the all-consuming 'life-style' that is football and I can't say I shed any tears when Phoenix went bust.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: pmarachi on January 28, 2009, 11:31:38 PM
Quote from: "IanB"
Quote from: "damon green"
A friend of mine is a big Streatham Redskins fan. He is easily the strangest person I know


Does he wear fancy dress to weddings, and stuff like that?


he puts on his socks before his pants...
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on January 28, 2009, 11:43:54 PM
I thought it was good entertainment for the about 20 minutes or so, soon got bored though.

Highlight of the evening was at the end when they announced that Cov had lost 2-0 to Cardiff in the football, I was the only one in there who found it rather amusing  \:D/
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on January 29, 2009, 07:45:27 AM
D&D, ice hockey has a whole thread of its own if you're interested.

I used to be a regular at Cardiff Devils games but the travelling got too much for me (especially the post-Villa game dash to Cardiff for a 7pm face-off).

I now mainly just go to games when Cardiff are playing in Coventry after a Villa home game.

Ice Hockey in the UK is great entertainment. You just need to recognise that its not a very high standard (although I understand that the Devils have just signed an ex-NHL player).


PS - could a MOD please merge this thread with the main NHL/Elite League one. Thanks
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Deano's Mullet on January 29, 2009, 08:10:02 AM
my friend goes all the time to the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre to watch the local team and often follows them to away games. He loves it.

sadly my knowledge of it is confined to NHL 1993 on the megadrive!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: HonestAgain on January 29, 2009, 12:18:12 PM
Quote from: "Deano's Mullet"
my friend goes all the time to the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre to watch the local team and often follows them to away games. He loves it.

sadly my knowledge of it is confined to NHL 1993 on the megadrive!


I was a Mario Lemieux Hockey man myself, but all of my Ice Hockey 'Knowledge' also comes from the Megadrive.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on January 29, 2009, 08:32:11 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
D&D, ice hockey has a whole thread of its own if you're interested.

I used to be a regular at Cardiff Devils games but the travelling got too much for me (especially the post-Villa game dash to Cardiff for a 7pm face-off).

I now mainly just go to games when Cardiff are playing in Coventry after a Villa home game.

Ice Hockey in the UK is great entertainment. You just need to recognise that its not a very high standard (although I understand that the Devils have just signed an ex-NHL player).


PS - could a MOD please merge this thread with the main NHL/Elite League one. Thanks


I was surprised at the pace of the game, they really move some don't they!

I can't deny that for entertainment value it was a good evening, I was just expecting some high scoring game with lots of goals and fights (like it used to be when I played on the Megadrive) but it was a 1-1 draw last night. That said I am planning to go again soon when England play Jamaica in a friendly at the coventry skydome.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 13, 2009, 09:37:22 AM
Your 2008-09 Stanly Cup Champions are.................

Sidney Crosby and The Pittsburgh Penguins

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/deadspin/2009/06/AP090612032236.jpg)

Sis is the youngest captain to lift the trophy. You can tell he's young by the complete failure that is his attempt to grow a playoff beard.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: joe_c on June 13, 2009, 10:16:41 AM
Well done to them. I like that the Stanley Cup is presented to the winning team's captain rather than the owner which usually seems to be the case for North American sports.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Michel Sibble on June 13, 2009, 03:07:31 PM
That's the only way a Canadian is going to win the Stanley Cup nowadays- ship him out to Pittsburgh.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 13, 2009, 10:20:59 PM
Yay!!!!  Superbowl Champions and Stanley Cup Champions in the same year - it's a good time to be in Pitt.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 14, 2009, 09:02:16 AM
Quote from: "usav"
Yay!!!!  Superbowl Champions and Stanley Cup Champions in the same year - it's a good time to be in Pitt.


So, how's yer baseball team doing ?
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 14, 2009, 08:53:58 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "usav"
Yay!!!!  Superbowl Champions and Stanley Cup Champions in the same year - it's a good time to be in Pitt.


So, how's yer baseball team doing ?


For them, pretty good.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on December 02, 2009, 08:15:35 AM
That'll teach him for letting in a goal

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(NB - it was accidental. The Player was trying to smack his stick into the goal not his team-mate)


EDIT - Or maybe it wasn't accidental. ESPN analysts are suggesting that the player's apparent lack of concern for the goalie (ie he skates off rather than checking the guy is OK) could mean it was deliberate
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 05, 2010, 12:48:34 PM
The Stanley Cup final looked like it was heading towards an easy win for the Chicago Blackhawks.

However, the Philadelphia Flyers have now tied the series at two games each

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=300604015
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: eric woolban woolban on June 05, 2010, 02:28:02 PM
Does Jeremy Roenick still play?

He was my main man on NHL when I played it on the Megadrive / Playstation,.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 05, 2010, 02:33:12 PM
Quote from: "eric woolban woolban"
Does Jeremy Roenick still play?

He was my main man on NHL when I played it on the Megadrive / Playstation,.


He retired last summer
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: joe_c on June 05, 2010, 03:58:27 PM
Quote from: "eric woolban woolban"
Does Jeremy Roenick still play?

He was my main man on NHL when I played it on the Megadrive / Playstation,.


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Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 10, 2010, 08:57:53 AM
"Blackhawk Up"

Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup for the first time in nearly 50 years (http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/blackhawks-snap-48-year-stanley-cup-drought-060910)


Hmmmm...... winning the cup for the first time in half a century. That seems like a pretty good idea !!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: H00513R on June 10, 2010, 02:52:05 PM
Grats to my Hawks for ending 49 years of frustration!!! I'm hoping Toews stays in a Hawks sweater for a long time. He's a class act!

Now if only my Cubbies can get a title I will have seen every Chicago team claim a championship title.
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Jon Crofts on June 14, 2010, 10:20:44 PM
Quote from: "H00513R"
Grats to my Hawks for ending 49 years of frustration!!! I'm hoping Toews stays in a Hawks sweater for a long time. He's a class act!

Now if only my Cubbies can get a title I will have seen every Chicago team claim a championship title.


From what I saw of them against The Rockies, not a chance!
Title: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: joe_c on July 10, 2010, 02:43:47 PM
Bob Probert dies aged 45

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=5356462
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on September 05, 2010, 11:13:29 PM
The Elite League season started this weekend. I went tp Cardiff tonight and saw my Devils lose to an impressive Belfast Giants outfit.

Belfast will be hosting the Boston Bruins soon in an NHL preseason game. Wish I could make that one.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Warren Aspinall on December 15, 2010, 01:01:29 PM
Spotted this on SSN

Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on December 16, 2010, 08:24:22 PM
Did anybody see the brawl between Coventry and Nottingham last week? It made it onto Canadian TV as the sports channels were loving the Brummy accent and apparently the brawl was started by a Canadian.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on December 17, 2010, 07:42:05 AM
Did anybody see the brawl between Coventry and Nottingham last week? It made it onto Canadian TV as the sports channels were loving the Brummy accent and apparently the brawl was started by a Canadian.

I'd not seen this



I'd have thought that this would have attracted the attention of Wilbon / Kornheiser and made PTI
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: greenwichvilla on December 17, 2010, 08:03:49 PM
That was mental.

That commentator is a twat, though.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on December 19, 2010, 09:16:44 PM
Funny to think Coventry Blaze used to be the Solihull Barons, I used to watch them every once in a while... they even made it onto Grandstand once. Great brawl though, thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: gerags on December 19, 2010, 09:54:38 PM
A different view with 'local' commentary.
 
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on February 10, 2011, 01:19:05 PM
Bruins & Canadiens putting on some old time hockey. Check out the box score here:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/boxscore;_ylt=ArGJCYvE2H5qzqu1PGzeTxArvLYF?gid=2011020901

Oh...and Sidney Crosby has been injured since early January and the world hasn't ended. Gary Bettman will be ever so disappointed.

Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on February 11, 2011, 07:28:48 AM
Wow at 12:36 in the 2nd and 19:11 in the 3rd they went all Egyptian on each other


As for Sid, I'm beginning to think that he won't be back this season. US sporting authorities are at last beginning to realise the long term effects of concussion.

In baseball, Justin Morneau was concussed last season and is still doubtful for Spring Training

Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on February 12, 2011, 09:14:10 AM
Just watched the last 5 minutes or so of the Montreal @ Boston game.

After a string of penalties at 17:11 in the third, it took the poor rink announcer over a minute to read them all out. Once that power play ended, all hell broke loose. I don't think that the guy even tried reading out those penalties.

The crowd and commentators were loving every minute of the game, fights and all.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on February 14, 2011, 07:59:02 AM
Mario Lemieux is a bit upset over the Pens Isles brawl:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AgaMMxLjqcYzJUrkb3pRrBt7vLYF?slug=nc-lemieux021311

Excerpt from above:

"Who led the league in fights entering Sunday’s games? The Penguins, with 61, according to hockeyfights.com. Who led the league in penalty minutes? The Penguins, with 1,101. Who led the league in majors? The Penguins, with 63. Who ranked second in game misconducts? The Penguins, with eight – two fewer than the first-place Islanders. Who was one of four teams with a match penalty? The Penguins."

Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on February 14, 2011, 08:11:18 AM
I thought that the fights in the Penguins v Islanders game were worse than those in the Boston v Montreal debacle.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: pmarachi on February 14, 2011, 10:43:06 PM
I thought that the fights in the Penguins v Islanders game were worse than those in the Boston v Montreal debacle.

I have watched hockey a long time, and have played it even longer.

I have never seen ANYTHING like what I saw in that penguins/Isles game.

And the NHL wonders why parents don't want to let their kids play hockey.  That made the sport look like a joke.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on April 14, 2011, 09:25:08 AM
NHL playoffs open last night with only one side not winning their home opener (Anaheim - lost to Nashville). Otherwsie business as usual with the Rangers taking the Caps into OT
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on May 01, 2011, 03:16:32 PM
I've just bought a ticket to the Flyers @ Bruins playoff game at the Boston Garden (well, the new version anyway) on Wednesday.

I have only ever seen hockey in the UK. Elite League games at the Cardiff Devils & Coventry Blaze plus the two Ducks v Kings games at the Dome a few years back.

Should be an interesting experience.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on May 02, 2011, 02:36:59 AM
Boston's year for me, Vancouver will do their best to mess it up
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on May 05, 2011, 05:11:39 PM
Boston were excellent last night, scoring twice in the first 63 seconds and chasing Boucher from the game with two more in the second period.

They were 4-1 up with 3 minutes to play when I left for the baseball. Therefore, I missed them scoring on a power play for the first time in 30+ tries.

The seat was near the back but was at centre ice. Overall a great view and a great night out
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on May 06, 2011, 02:11:59 PM
Boston were excellent last night, scoring twice in the first 63 seconds and chasing Boucher from the game with two more in the second period.

They were 4-1 up with 3 minutes to play when I left for the baseball. Therefore, I missed them scoring on a power play for the first time in 30+ tries.

The seat was near the back but was at centre ice. Overall a great view and a great night out

Playoff hockey is great. Regular NHL games are a good night out but the intensity really ramps up in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on May 06, 2011, 05:04:18 PM
The Canucks look like they will get through, still think it is Boston's year
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on May 25, 2011, 07:51:57 AM
Hell of a clinching game from the Canucks to reach the Stanley Cup Finals

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6586101&categoryid=2459791
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on May 28, 2011, 02:35:35 PM
The Canucks look like they will get through, still think it is Boston's year

The Bruins are thro' to the finals; beating Tampa 1-0 in game 7.

I'll be Stateside whilst the finals are on. Unfortunately I won't be in Boston this time
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 01, 2011, 02:23:55 PM
Welcome back to the NHL to the Winnipeg Jets.

Let's hope that Bettman retires soon and stops trying to force the NHL into weak markets in the south and west.

Go Bruins!
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on June 01, 2011, 06:51:15 PM
The Jets first season could be a long one with all the traveling down to the South East!
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 02, 2011, 07:18:48 AM
Welcome back to the NHL to the Winnipeg Jets.

Let's hope that Bettman retires soon and stops trying to force the NHL into weak markets in the south and west.

Go Bruins!

I didn't think that they were going to resurrect the "Jets" name for this team.

Did you hear Bettman's dig at the Winnipeg fans ?

Even before the team has arrived, the Commish is warning fans that if they don't pack the arena, the team may move again


Oh, and of course ......... Go Bruins (although they'll have to bounce back from last night's tough loss)
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on June 02, 2011, 04:56:59 PM
19 seconds to go and I went a little crazy
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Tucson Villain on June 03, 2011, 03:18:51 AM
Welcome back to the NHL to the Winnipeg Jets.


At least it isn't my Phoenix Coyotes moving there.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 03, 2011, 07:40:01 AM
Welcome back to the NHL to the Winnipeg Jets.


At least it isn't my Phoenix Coyotes moving there.


They're more likely to head for Hamilton, ONT
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on June 03, 2011, 05:44:35 PM
Quebec City is the next Canadian city lined up by the sounds of it.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 04, 2011, 10:58:18 AM
The Jets first season could be a long one with all the traveling down to the South East!

How about...........

Winnipeg (ex-Atlanta) move to the Western Conference North West Division replacing ...................
Vancouver, who move to the Western Conference Pacific Division replacing ..............
Dallas, who move to the Western Conference Central Division replacing ............
Nashville, who move to the Eastern Conference South East Division replacing................
Winnipeg

Simples
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on June 04, 2011, 05:30:40 PM
Works for me!
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 14, 2011, 08:25:25 AM
Bruins force Game 7 in Vancouver on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on June 15, 2011, 03:30:36 AM
Boston still my bet
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 15, 2011, 08:33:36 AM
Dear Gary Bettman,

See! There CAN be a great Stanley Cup Final WITHOUT Cindy Crosby or Alexandra Ovechkin.

Regards

The Fans

 
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on June 15, 2011, 06:23:55 PM
A few hours to go, head says Boston, heart says Vancouver
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Post by: The Left Side on June 16, 2011, 03:31:51 AM
looks like it is all over in BC
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Post by: Tucson Villain on June 16, 2011, 04:08:07 AM
Great win by the Bruins.
Thomas was great again and Luongo struggled again.
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 16, 2011, 08:23:05 PM
I watched the final period In a bar in Richmond VA with some mates, including a Canadian who's a Canucks fan. Great result. Well done Timmy & co
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Post by: The Left Side on June 17, 2011, 04:01:41 AM
I should have put money on them
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Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 17, 2011, 08:32:57 AM
....and thanks to the poeple of Vancouver, Gary Bettman has another reason to keep putting teams in the southern USA

"Similar riots broke out in the Canadian city after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup in 1994."

Get a grip people.
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Post by: The Left Side on June 18, 2011, 04:26:59 AM
Montreal fans often do that, so pointless
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Post by: UK Redsox on September 08, 2011, 08:38:53 AM
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lokomotiv_Yaroslavl_plane_crash

Looks like one player and one crew member survived.

One guy was dropped from the squad at the last minute and told to fly to Moscow rather than Minsk

http://www.lifenews.ru/news/68954
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Post by: The Left Side on September 08, 2011, 05:18:13 PM
Very sad news, RIP
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Post by: UK Redsox on October 16, 2011, 02:23:49 PM
Yesterday, I made my first visit of the season to the "Big Blue Tent" to see the Cardiff Devils get hammered 6-2 by the Belfast Giants.

http://www.cardiffdevils.com/news/cardiff-devils-2-6-belfast-giants/

I used to go to every home game and even some away, but these days I do find myself struggling to make the effort of the hour each way drive to home games.
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Post by: Guy M on October 25, 2011, 07:48:16 PM
Went to see the unimpressive Chicago Blackhawks struggle to defeat the returning Winnipeg Jets almost two weeks ago and then Montreal Canadiens host and lose to Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Despite the 5-4 OT scoreline, was MASSIVELY disappointed, mainly because both sets of fans used the spectacularly uninspiring "GO [insert abbreviated team name here] GO" to cheer on their team and for the most part, the "Habs" fans only remembered to make some noise when the scoreboard helpfully reminded them to do so, in both English and French.

I don't think English 'soccer' fans are anywhere near as passionate as Sky would like to have us believe, but people attending North American sporting events leave a LOT to be desired.
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Post by: UK Redsox on October 26, 2011, 08:07:10 AM
The general absence of mindless, often abusive, singing/chanting is one of the things that I like about sports Stateside
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Post by: usav on November 22, 2011, 03:15:45 PM
The kid is back. (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/sarah_kwak/11/21/sidney.crosby/index.html?xid=cnnbin)
Oh my.
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Post by: UK Redsox on November 23, 2011, 01:57:03 PM
It'll be interesting to see how Sid does when he takes his first big hit (if anyone dares to lay one on him)
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Post by: usav on November 23, 2011, 04:28:13 PM
It'll be interesting to see how Sid does when he takes his first big hit (if anyone dares to lay one on him)

He took a pretty big one on Monday, he was fine.
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Post by: The Left Side on November 24, 2011, 02:39:24 AM
They have gone mad for him over here since his comeback, but he did have a good game.
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Post by: UK Redsox on December 23, 2011, 06:53:32 PM
"Get in the holeeeeeeeeeeeee"

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Post by: joe_c on December 29, 2011, 10:17:33 PM
This made me sob with laughter the first time I saw it.

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Post by: pmarachi on February 20, 2012, 10:49:00 PM
Don't look now, but the Rangers are on a RAMPAAAAAGE!
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Post by: Tucson Villain on April 24, 2012, 02:19:19 PM
Yotes beat Blackhawks to move into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Post by: The Left Side on April 24, 2012, 08:47:03 PM
Some one high up in the NHL wants Ottawa to win after looking at their goal last night, I think the Villa should sign him up.
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Post by: pmarachi on May 01, 2012, 12:06:37 PM
Some one high up in the NHL wants Ottawa to win after looking at their goal last night, I think the Villa should sign him up.

I am a Rangers fans and I am also conspiracy crazy...

BUT I don't think ANYONE in any level of the NHL wants any team to be in the Stanley Cup Finals more than the Rangers.
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Post by: UK Redsox on May 23, 2012, 08:11:24 AM
Congrats to the LA Kings on making the Stanley Cup Finals.

After scraping into the playoffs as the eighth seed in the West, they then knocked out the 1 seeded Canucks, the 2 seeded Blues and then the 3 seeded Coyotes.

The first time in NHL history that a team has knocked out the top three seeds.
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Post by: pmarachi on May 23, 2012, 11:46:13 AM
The Kings goalie is from about 25 minutes north of where I live.  My high school team (I played hockey until I was about 17) played his school team (He obviously wasn't there yet)*.

If the Rangers don't make it, I am all for the Kings.  As a kid I used to go see the New Haven Nighthawks on Friday nights with my dad (former Kings minor league/farm team).


One notable graduate from my high school was Chris Drury (left the year before I got there), won the state championship in HS (but our team won every year), an olympic medal, a stanley cup, a rookie of the year trophy, a little world series title (as a kid), and in the twilight of his career he went on to captain his childhood team, the New York Rangers.  (his dad Ted was also my first hockey coach when I was like 9)
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 02, 2012, 11:30:31 PM
Just been to see "Stanley" at the Hockey HOF here in Toronto.

As usual, most visitors were ignoring the original cup, which is kept in a small side vault, in favour of being photographed with the display replica.

This is the second time that I've been round the HOF and Museum and it is pretty underwhelming when compared to Cooperstown.
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 03, 2012, 02:55:36 AM
I watched the first period of Kings @ Devils Game 2 in "Wayne Gretsky's". I left when it looked like things might "kick-off" between a pissed up Scottish bloke (who's girlfriend was the first non-cute Norwegian that I've ever seen) and a couple of local knobheads.
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 05, 2012, 03:45:23 AM
Comfortable win for the Kings tonight. I watched part of the game in a bar here in Boston. The consensus was that the Devils got hosed on the first goal. Brodeur clearly had the puck smothered when the Kings guy poked it out from under him.

In other NHL news, Tim Thomas continues to be a bit of a knob
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Post by: The Left Side on June 06, 2012, 01:28:54 AM
Have to say the Kings look very impressive.
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 07, 2012, 04:01:09 AM
Devils won game 4 in LA to stave off defeat for a while
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Post by: The Left Side on June 10, 2012, 03:02:18 AM
Devils leading 2-1 in Game 5 with 1 period to go!
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Post by: Desi on June 10, 2012, 04:04:00 AM
Game six! Amazing comeback.
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 13, 2012, 01:36:10 PM
I know its a few days late but congrats to the LA Kings on their first Stanley Cup.
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Post by: usav on June 13, 2012, 03:01:09 PM
I know its a few days late but congrats to the LA Kings on their first Stanley Cup.

Yes, rather them than Philly, NJ, Detroit or New York.
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Post by: The Left Side on June 14, 2012, 04:02:38 AM
The Penguins have been quoted as favourites for next year!
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 14, 2012, 01:28:45 PM
The Penguins have been quoted as favourites for next year!

Their odds with a healthy Sid versus an unhealthy Sid must be very different.
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Post by: pmarachi on June 15, 2012, 12:02:00 PM
The Penguins have been quoted as favourites for next year!

Don't count on it.  Sidney Crosby is probably going to hurt his vagina and be out half the year again...
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Post by: UK Redsox on September 18, 2012, 12:56:11 PM
The NHL lockout has begun and players have started signing for teams in Europe

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/8393660/washington-capitals-alexander-ovechkin-says-lockout-take-full-year

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/page/12lockoutsignings/nhl-players-signed-europe


It'll be interesting to see if any NHL'ers end up playing in the UK this time around.
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Post by: The Left Side on September 18, 2012, 05:19:58 PM
The NHL lockout has begun and players have started signing for teams in Europe

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/8393660/washington-capitals-alexander-ovechkin-says-lockout-take-full-year

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/page/12lockoutsignings/nhl-players-signed-europe


It'll be interesting to see if any NHL'ers end up playing in the UK this time around.

I think they should go to the UK but I will be surprised if they do.
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Post by: Vancouver on September 20, 2012, 12:12:22 AM
It's crazy. The only people that will lose out is the fans. We will have to pay more for the tickets to cover the owners smaller profit margin. Everyone is taking way to much out of it. The only people that can make a difference our fans by not going. but who is going to do that? Most of the hockey tickets in Vancouver are paid for by corporations. They won't stop giving out freebies for business.
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Post by: The Left Side on January 06, 2013, 05:26:34 PM
It is coming back... sadly

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/8817955/nhl-nhlpa-reach-tentative-agreement
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Post by: UK Redsox on January 09, 2013, 09:29:16 AM
It is coming back... sadly

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/8817955/nhl-nhlpa-reach-tentative-agreement

48 game season starting on Jan 19th

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/8825999/nhl-targeting-jan-19-start-date-48-game-season
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Post by: pmarachi on January 12, 2013, 11:40:02 AM
THANK GOD!!!!!!
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Post by: pmarachi on January 17, 2013, 10:37:25 AM
Anyone have any thoughts about this season?
Anyone have any thoughts about anything at all?

I read this the other day, and thought it was great.  From Grantland.  It's about players going to/staying in Russia, and how hard the NHL transition is for young players, but from a personal standpoint, not a physical/game standpoint

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8831119/do-svidaniya-all-that
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Post by: UK Redsox on January 17, 2013, 12:30:13 PM
Anyone have any thoughts about this season?
Anyone have any thoughts about anything at all?

I read this the other day, and thought it was great.  From Grantland.  It's about players going to/staying in Russia, and how hard the NHL transition is for young players, but from a personal standpoint, not a physical/game standpoint

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8831119/do-svidaniya-all-that

Yep, I read that article as well Paul (Grantland is a great site).

As for the coming season, I must admit that my interest in hockey has dropped in recent years. I no longer make the 100 mile round trip to watch the Cardiff Devils play and the NHL is now only available on a non-HD channel that requires an extra subscription.

We do however get AHL games in HD as part of the standard ESPN add-on to Sky
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Post by: The Left Side on January 18, 2013, 09:39:01 PM
Pittsburgh, Boston, LA Kings or Rangers have a chance I think but what do I know?
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Post by: UK Redsox on February 13, 2013, 10:53:39 PM
Disgruntled goalie scores deliberate own goal, then flips his coach the bird as he skates off the ice

http://deadspin.com/5983913/disgruntled-goalie-scores-on-his-own-net-flips-off-coaches-skates-off-the-ice-forever
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 28, 2013, 09:27:36 PM
Check out the celebrations of the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18s8j0136a0otjpg/k-bigpic.jpg)
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Post by: Vancouver on June 28, 2013, 10:24:16 PM
Pittsburgh, Boston, LA Kings or Rangers have a chance I think but what do I know?

Not a lot by the looks of it
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on June 28, 2013, 10:31:06 PM
Pittsburgh, Boston, LA Kings or Rangers have a chance I think but what do I know?

Not a lot by the looks of it

I say with a little pride that I am glad I don't know much about Hockey, it is on for far too long and is only interesting in the play offs.
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Post by: Vancouver on June 28, 2013, 11:25:31 PM
Pittsburgh, Boston, LA Kings or Rangers have a chance I think but what do I know?

Not a lot by the looks of it

I say with a little pride that I am glad I don't know much about Hockey, it is on for far too long and is only interesting in the play offs.

Me too. Although the past season was cut almost in half, I still didnt watch a single game. I wanted to watch the final just to see Boston knocked off but even then I forgot about it
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Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 31, 2013, 07:11:48 PM
Hello Ice Hockey thread. As per my college football post:

I vaguely follow a team. Its the Ottawa Senators. My cousin lived there, we visited, I watched a game.

I know fuck all about them. Fill me in.

PS I have won them the Stanley Cup countless times on Xbox ice hockey games as well!
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Post by: UK Redsox on November 01, 2013, 05:17:40 PM
Does anyone watch the NHL on TV these days. I was contemplating subscribing to the channel that shows it but am reluctant to because its not in HD
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Post by: Vancouver on November 05, 2013, 06:06:15 PM
You really need to have HD if you are like anything like me and can't really see the puck. The regular stations pick up a lot of hocky games though and doesn't seem to be any need to pay for one. Each team plays pretty much every other day.

I usually wait for the playoffs before I entertain a game or two, actually I didn't bother watching last year. It's just not the same without a good riot ;)
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Post by: cheltenhamlion on December 04, 2013, 06:37:35 PM
I won the Stanley Cup for the "Sens" on the Xbox the other day.
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Post by: Walmley_Villa on December 25, 2013, 01:20:18 PM
Been following the coverage on Premier Sports via Virgin. Great coverage and some great games. Rekindled the love of the sport I had years ago.
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Post by: UK Redsox on December 25, 2013, 02:13:08 PM
Been following the coverage on Premier Sports via Virgin. Great coverage and some great games. Rekindled the love of the sport I had years ago.

Do Virgin offer Premier in HD?
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Post by: Walmley_Villa on December 26, 2013, 08:47:35 AM
Nope but better than nothing.
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Post by: pmarachi on January 06, 2014, 11:09:37 AM
I have to be honest, with the kids getting older I don't watch the Rangers as much as I used to.  One thing we have here with MSG Network is called The Rangers in 60, which is essentially a full game squashed into 1 hour.

They use pretty much all of the significant plays (in full between the whistles).  Goals, penalties, great shots, great defending, and anything else you would ever want to see.  You skip the intermissions, and the time off between bigger plays.  They use the original annoucning, which can get confusing because you miss parts of the discussion, but you can still follow the play by play.

It is kind of cheating, but whatever...
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 14, 2014, 04:41:01 AM
Anyone watching the Stanley Cup finals?

The Rangers are making the Kings fight hard for a fourth and decisive win. Currently 2-2 after 17 mins of overtime.
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Post by: UK Redsox on June 14, 2014, 06:29:52 PM
That was an epic game, won by the LA Kings to give them the Cup
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Post by: UK Redsox on September 07, 2014, 06:57:58 PM
Yesterday I went to my first Devils game for a couple of seasons.

It was 2-2 at the end of regulation, with the Devils winning in sudden death overtime with a Penalty Shot


www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lynLzSTEPs
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Post by: Comrade Blitz on October 07, 2014, 01:23:36 PM
This season marks 40 years since the Flyers last won the Cup - and I remember how we used to sing "1940" when the NY Rangers were in town back in the 70s.

Ugh....
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Post by: joe_c on November 27, 2014, 06:38:50 PM
Just seen that Pat Quinn died at the weekend. He always had the look of an avuncular Irishman about him that I liked. Which you might expect from someone called Pat Quinn.
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Post by: UK Redsox on December 03, 2014, 02:06:23 PM
......and another Hockey legend, Jean Béliveau

http://www.tsn.ca/canadiens-legend-beliveau-passes-away-at-age-83-1.150356
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Post by: UK Redsox on December 08, 2014, 03:12:03 PM
The Latvians are engaging in some old-fashioned ballot stuffing in the All Star voting

Zemgus Girgensons has nearly twice as many votes as Sidney Crosby

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=742019&navid=DL|NHL|Microsite-Allstar2015
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Post by: UK Redsox on December 17, 2014, 09:39:19 PM
Longest shootout in NHL history

http://youtu.be/TEz1u4xHHsQ
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Post by: The Left Side on December 17, 2014, 10:43:20 PM
Longest shootout in NHL history

http://youtu.be/TEz1u4xHHsQ

Crazy... wow, 20 rounds
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Post by: Comrade Blitz on December 18, 2014, 01:09:43 PM
NHL Hits by Mumps Outbreak (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2014/12/17/nhl-mumps-outbreak-could-happen-anywhere/20562733/)
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Post by: UK Redsox on December 18, 2014, 01:26:20 PM
Minor League Hockey teams scores three goals in the first 36 seconds of a game

http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-team-scores-three-goals-in-first-36-1672584607
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Post by: joe_c on December 18, 2014, 01:31:57 PM
Minor League Hockey teams scores three goals in the first 36 seconds of a game

http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-team-scores-three-goals-in-first-36-1672584607


Something, something, something, Paul Lambert, something, something, something, exclamation mark
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 31, 2014, 12:38:24 PM
Flicking through the channels I notice that Premier Sports seem to he having a couple of days "free view", so fans will be able to watch a couple of NHL games without subscribing, if that's your thing.
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Post by: Comrade Blitz on April 05, 2016, 12:36:57 PM
For the first time in 46 years none of the Canada-based clubs in the NHL will make the playoffs this year.

Exactly what the league wants as it panders to southern (and western) US TV markets.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/03/sports/hockey/a-spring-of-discontent-for-canadian-hockey.html?ref=hockey
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on April 05, 2016, 02:13:08 PM
I saw that on PTI a few days ago. Incredible that no teams from Canadia made it through
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on April 05, 2016, 02:33:05 PM
Some of my early posts to this thread referred to the Cardiff Devils' problems moving into their temporary rink.

Well, just last month they finally moved out of the temporary rink ("The Big Blue Tent") and into their new permanent home, "Ice Arena Wales"

I was at the first game and the playoff game the next weekend.

I'll try to go down a bit more often next season but its close to a 100 mile round trip for each home game

(http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/d14057ca450a4c90ade71e406f5bd6bd/wales-cardiffs-brand-new-ice-arena-wales-fjtp09.jpg)
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Post by: Walmley_Villa on April 05, 2016, 07:30:58 PM
Cracking game at the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn last night. My first NHL game didn't disappoint with the Islanders beating the Lightening 5-2. They now have a great chance of making the playoffs along with the rags (Rangers).
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on April 25, 2016, 08:49:50 PM
Playoffs in full swing.   Penguins will face the Caps in round 2 after the Pens dumped the Rangers in 5 and the Caps beat the Flyers in 6.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on May 11, 2016, 12:48:42 PM
Pens defeat the Caps in the eastern conference semis.  Now for Tampa Bay......
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on May 11, 2016, 09:50:03 PM
When it comes to the playoffs, the Caps always fall apart. Time to trade Ovie and rebuild
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on May 12, 2016, 04:52:02 PM
When it comes to the playoffs, the Caps always fall apart. Time to trade Ovie and rebuild

He has a great shot, but he is too one-dimensional.  They need to build a team.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on May 27, 2016, 02:07:03 PM
Penguins and Sharks in the Stanley Cup Finals.  First game is on Monday.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on May 28, 2016, 05:42:14 PM
Penguins and Sharks in the Stanley Cup Finals.  First game is on Monday.

Could do with a couple of unexpected delays in the schedule. I arrive in PIT on 24 Jun but it'll be all over by then
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Post by: UK Redsox on May 28, 2016, 05:43:31 PM
World Cup of Hockey

Go Team Europe

http://www.nhl.com/ice/eventhome.htm?location=/worldcup/2016
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Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 31, 2016, 11:58:39 AM
Penguins and Sharks in the Stanley Cup Finals.  First game is on Monday.

Got to fancy sharks in that scenario.

Who would win out of a crocodile and a mongoose?
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 02, 2016, 12:44:59 PM
Penguins win the first two games at home, now on to San Jose for two games!
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 04, 2016, 01:18:19 PM
Penguins win the first two games at home, now on to San Jose for two games!

Shame that this is on Premier Sports over here. I don't have a subscription to that channel
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Post by: usav on June 07, 2016, 02:18:07 PM
Penguins win game 4 and now lead the series 3-1.  They can clinch the cup on home ice on Thursday.

I checked stubhub for tickets this morning, $1000 for standing room only tickets.
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Post by: usav on June 13, 2016, 04:55:56 AM
Penguins win!!!!   Stanley Cup is coming back to Pittsburgh.  I hope to make it to the parade!
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 13, 2016, 10:06:08 AM
Penguins win!!!!   Stanley Cup is coming back to Pittsburgh.  I hope to make it to the parade!

Congrats usav

I'll probably pick up a celebratory t-shirt in when I'm in PIT
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Post by: usav on June 13, 2016, 12:58:39 PM
They opened the "Dick's Sporting Goods" stores in the area last night at midnight to begin selling all the merchandise :)
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 13, 2016, 08:55:49 PM
They opened the "Dick's Sporting Goods" stores in the area last night at midnight to begin selling all the merchandise :)

Is the Dick's down by the Allegheny still open?
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 14, 2016, 02:11:44 AM
They opened the "Dick's Sporting Goods" stores in the area last night at midnight to begin selling all the merchandise :)

Is the Dick's down by the Allegheny still open?
The closest ones to downtown that I know are at Robinson(near the airport) and Homestead (East of the city). 
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Post by: usav on June 15, 2016, 07:36:49 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClAq8w1WgAAk-Yn.jpg)
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 15, 2016, 08:30:09 PM
They opened the "Dick's Sporting Goods" stores in the area last night at midnight to begin selling all the merchandise :)

Is the Dick's down by the Allegheny still open?
The closest ones to downtown that I know are at Robinson(near the airport) and Homestead (East of the city). 

The one I was thinking of is now marked as "permanently closed" on Google Maps

I might take the train out to South Hills if I get the time
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on April 08, 2017, 03:26:25 PM
Cardiff Devils come from two goals down to defeat Dundee Stars and reach the Elite League Play Offs final.

Still on course for a clean sweep of all four trophies.

First season this century that I haven't see a single Devils game.

Coincidence ?





...Yes, its a coincidence
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on April 11, 2017, 10:18:23 AM
Cardiff lost the final to Sheffield in Double Overtime

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39548325
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Meanwood Villa on April 11, 2017, 12:27:34 PM
The bracket is set:

East- Atlantic
Canadiens v Rangers
Senators v Bruins

East- Metropolitan
Capitals v Maple Leafs
Penguins v Blue Jackets

West- Central
Blackhawks v Predators
Wild v Blues

West- Pacific
Ducks v Flames
Oilers v Sharks

My predictions, whoever wins out of Capitals and Penguins to win the cup. All Canadian teams to go out first round. Sharks or Blackhawks from the West.

Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: peter w on April 12, 2017, 06:22:06 AM
Any ice hockey fans out there ?

The season started yesterday with the Stanley Cup champions Carolina  losing at home to Buffalo.

It'll be interesting to see whether the Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin can repeat the success of his rookie season and whether Sydney Crosby lives up to the hype of being the "next Gretsky".

Back in the UK, the Cardiff Devils are still homeless and playing all their games on the road. The new arena is progressing slowly after the first part of the building that went up, promptly fell back down  ](*,)

So, did Sydney Crosby become the next Gretsky or did he go down because of all those sex assault charges?
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on April 13, 2017, 01:24:03 PM
Peter - I have no idea what you are talking about.  Given that I live in the same city where Crosby plays, I may be a little biased, but I do see more of him than most the country and I would say once all is said and done, he will be top 3 of all-time.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on April 13, 2017, 02:38:22 PM
I think that Peter might have been going for a Cosby/Crosby joke


Movin' on.......

I don't see Crosby cracking the top five, let alone the top three

Which of these do you have him above USAV ?

The Great One
Orr
Gordie
Mario
Rocket
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on April 13, 2017, 04:33:45 PM
I would have him behind Gretsky and Mario.   The other two played in a different era, so harder to compare.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: eric woolban woolban on April 16, 2017, 06:10:01 PM
What about Roenick?  Always scored for me on NHL 95!
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on April 28, 2017, 02:59:15 PM
Caps-Pens repeat from last year and the Pens take game 1 in Washington.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: luke:lamf on April 28, 2017, 05:12:23 PM
I think that Peter might have been going for a Cosby/Crosby joke


Movin' on.......

I don't see Crosby cracking the top five, let alone the top three

Which of these do you have him above USAV ?

The Great One
Orr
Gordie
Mario
Rocket

I know nothing about ice hockey, I've watched it a few times but always found it exceptionally hard to follow the puck - especially when there's goalmouth action. However, I watched the Red Army documentary about the Soviet teams of the 70s & 80s on Netflix the other night and it was fascinating. Is there any particular reason you haven't considered any of these players ?
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on April 30, 2017, 04:09:23 PM
I was thinking mainly NHL Luke.

Factoring in KHL and Soviet era is too complicated for me
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Meanwood Villa on May 27, 2017, 01:21:27 PM
The bracket is set:

East- Atlantic
Canadiens v Rangers
Senators v Bruins

East- Metropolitan
Capitals v Maple Leafs
Penguins v Blue Jackets

West- Central
Blackhawks v Predators
Wild v Blues

West- Pacific
Ducks v Flames
Oilers v Sharks

My predictions, whoever wins out of Capitals and Penguins to win the cup. All Canadian teams to go out first round. Sharks or Blackhawks from the West.



Penguins v Preds in the finals. Canadian teams made better fist of it than I thought, Senators very close to the finals and Oilers lost game 7 in conference SFs
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 01, 2017, 02:53:48 PM
Pens up 2-0 after the first two games at home......to come out of Nashville with anything will be a bonus.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: peter w on June 02, 2017, 07:09:33 AM
Uh-hu.




(needs to be said in an Elvis voice...)
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 02, 2017, 10:29:52 AM
The problem is that the NHL isn't on Sky or BT/ESPN in the UK any more.

Its on Premier, which would require yet another subscription.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 06, 2017, 01:24:23 PM
Best of 3 now - back to the Burgh for Game 5
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Meanwood Villa on June 10, 2017, 01:07:23 PM
Pens one game away from repeating.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 12, 2017, 11:24:16 AM
Pens win

http://www.espn.co.uk/nhl/story/_/id/19609379/2017-stanley-cup-finals-pittsburgh-penguins-win-title-spectacle-pure-survival
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 12, 2017, 12:46:04 PM
Back2Back!!
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 12, 2017, 03:55:49 PM
Crosby top 5 player now? (http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/19611090/2017-stanley-cup-finals-sidney-crosby-best-all)  Changed your mind UKRedsox?
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 13, 2017, 09:18:56 AM
Crosby top 5 player now? (http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/19611090/2017-stanley-cup-finals-sidney-crosby-best-all)  Changed your mind UKRedsox?

Nope

Taking the whole history of the NHL, I still don't see how he's above any of the players I listed........yet
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: usav on June 14, 2017, 07:16:10 PM
(https://nhl.bamcontent.com/images/photos/289925090/1024x576/cut.jpg)

(https://nhl.bamcontent.com/images/photos/289926014/1284x722/cut.JPG)
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 25, 2017, 01:16:24 PM
Afternoon sports fans.
The Crofts clan are in New York for Christmas and I quite fancy a family trip to MSG to see the Rangers play Toronto on 23 December.
I am aware that NHL tickets are in the 'lumpy' category and add in the fact this is New York and I'm looking at the thin end of $700 plus fees for a family of 4 without so much as a freezing cold tasteless beer served in my seat or a wiener in a stale bun.

Not having been to an NHL game since about 2004 (Caps v Panthers) should I.......

a: bite the bullet you can't buy tickets on the day and they don't reduce the price anyhow.

b: wait and buy on the door at a greatly reduced price.

c: use this amazing website where fans resell unwanted tickets at less than face value.

Thanks
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on August 25, 2017, 01:25:00 PM
Afternoon sports fans.
The Crofts clan are in New York for Christmas and I quite fancy a family trip to MSG to see the Rangers play Toronto on 23 December.

Is going to see the NY Islanders an option?  I'd guess the Rangers sell-out most matches well in advance but the Islanders would be less expensive and not all that hard to get too now they're in Brooklyn.  What's the cheap seats site? Stub Hub or Seat Geek. 
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 25, 2017, 02:03:34 PM
Afternoon sports fans.
The Crofts clan are in New York for Christmas and I quite fancy a family trip to MSG to see the Rangers play Toronto on 23 December.

Is going to see the NY Islanders an option?  I'd guess the Rangers sell-out most matches well in advance but the Islanders would be less expensive and not all that hard to get too now they're in Brooklyn.  What's the cheap seats site? Stub Hub or Seat Geek. 

That's not a bad shout, NHL seat exchange has tickets starting at $47 for the Islanders game v Winnipeg on 23 December, quite honestly I don't care if the Winnipeg Wankeroos & the Brooklyn Islanders both suck ass big time, it's the occasion and all that.  The Caps game I went to had it all and they sucked ass, we had a full on fist fight on the ice after 5 minutes and the game ended in a shoot out 1 on 1 whatever that's called, marvellous. Cheers for the suggestion I'd forgotten all about the Islanders and wasn't prepared to go to New Joyzee for the Devils.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on August 25, 2017, 02:32:00 PM
I'd go for the Brooklyn option if it's cheaper. Now that the Islanders play at the Barclays Center, their games are a lot easier to get to
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on August 25, 2017, 02:33:38 PM
Cardiff's European campaign got off to a very bad start, losing 10-1 to the creator of the Daleks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/41045111
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on August 25, 2017, 02:43:11 PM
The year that we went to Chur for Christmas we nipped over to Davos on the train to see a Spengler Cup match btw HC Davos and Canada.   



Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Jon Crofts on December 28, 2017, 11:52:15 AM
We went to Islanders v Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, Islanders won 5-2 in quite an entertaining game, Jets having by far more shots on goal and far more puck possession but failing to capitalise, sound familiar?

Barzal scored his first hat trick & Jaro Halak saved the Islanders on several occasions between the sticks.

First period was over an hour, stop start but the next 2 periods flowed end to end and was really entertaining, could I watch it every week? Not a chance.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on April 10, 2018, 12:01:14 PM
Canadian Junior Team bus crash kills 15 of 29 people on board:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-humboldt-broncos-hockey-bus-crash-saskatchewan-explainer/
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on April 10, 2018, 01:21:03 PM
Caerdydd won the Elite League

http://www.cardiffdevils.com/news/devils-are-playoff-champions/
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on April 18, 2018, 11:58:17 AM
The Vegas Golden Knights are through to the second round of the playoffs in their first season

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/23225706/vegas-golden-knights-sweep-los-angeles-kings-become-first-nhl-expansion-team-sweep-first-playoff-series
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on May 21, 2018, 10:19:28 AM
....and now they're in the Stanley Cup Final (against either Washington or Tampa Bay)

http://www.espn.com/nhl/recap?gameId=401033078
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: The Left Side on May 22, 2018, 03:15:17 AM
Fair play to LV, hope they win it all.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: JD on May 22, 2018, 08:59:53 AM
It's a great story. I really hope they win.
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on May 22, 2018, 09:50:07 AM
Caps v Lightning is going to a game 7
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 05, 2018, 08:21:50 AM
Caps now 3-1 up against the Knights on the Stanley Cup Final.

I don't think that even the notoriously flaky Caps can Caps this up from here

Time to dig out my Ovechkin jersey
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 08, 2018, 12:18:49 PM
Caps win their first Stanley Cup

http://www.espn.com/nhl/game?gameId=401034473

Some of my friends in the DC area will have sore heads this morning
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 08, 2018, 03:25:16 PM
Have fond memories of the Mike Gartner days of the Caps  and good rivalries with the Flyers.

This series could've used a little less "Ovechkin deserves to win the Cup before he retires"

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1254036-the-nhls-50-best-players-and-coaches-without-a-stanley-cup



 
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: UK Redsox on June 08, 2018, 04:08:00 PM
14 years in the league. I didn't realise that it had been so long.

A great player. I've even forgiven him for running off with Maria Redsox
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Jon Crofts on June 08, 2018, 07:21:10 PM
The Caps must have come on a bit since I last saw them when they officially ‘sucked ass’
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Comrade Blitz on August 09, 2018, 01:16:41 PM
RIP NHL Legend Stan Mikita

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/24313004/blackhawks-legend-stan-mikita-dies-78
Title: Re: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]
Post by: Hillbilly on October 17, 2018, 12:43:53 PM
As usual the Leafs are off to a hot start. Just a matter of waiting for the inevitable slow decline over the season.