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Author Topic: Ice Hockey [NHL & Elite League]  (Read 35943 times)

Offline UK Redsox

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« 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  ](*,)

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2006, 12:27:38 PM »
Puck off.

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« Reply #2 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.

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2006, 01:44:07 PM »
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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.

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« Reply #4 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.

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2006, 07:48:12 PM »
I thought it was a derivative of the NHS.  :-k

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« Reply #6 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 ?

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« Reply #7 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...

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 11:55:46 AM »
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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.

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 08:18:44 AM »
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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.

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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2007, 08:21:46 AM »
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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.

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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2007, 07:06:10 PM »
Calgary Flames.

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« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2007, 08:58:28 AM »
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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).

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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2007, 09:04:10 AM »
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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/