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Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 24, 2005, 03:37:09 AM
NOW...Official NHL IS BACK Piss & Moan Thread

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Formerly: Official NHL Season Cancelled Piss & Moan Thread

So Bettman and Goodenow, Linden, Damphousse and all those bitches fucked up the season and probably the league for good.

What do you think? What are you doing instead of following the NHL at this time? TIME TO FUCKIN GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST HERE!!! :twisted:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on February 24, 2005, 08:07:02 AM
I've said it before and I've said it again.  MUTHA FUCK GARY BETTMAN!  Hockey doesn't won't ever be as popular as basketball in the United States, for a lot of different reasons.  Personally, I didn't play ice hockey when I was little, primarily because it was so expensive to start up.  But I LOVED listening to the Jets on the radio, and watching games at the arena, it was great.  I remember when Wayne Gretzky himself talked about the Jets while he was in Edmonton and saying that whenever the Oilers met the Jets in the quarter finals, both teams knew that whichever team won that series would win the Stanley Cup.  Then the players wanted more money in the 90s, and the team moved down to Phoenix.  Quebec was still pissed off that the Nords went to Denver, and soon teams all over the US were popping up out of nowhere.  Like, who gives a shit about hockey in fuckin' Nashville?  Seriously?  Atlanta, Columbus, even Dallas and Tampa Bay?  Places that don't have cold enough weather to make backyard hockey rinks don't give a shit about hockey.

Anyways, as for the Players, they should remember what its all about, and start thinking about just wanting to play.  Funny how everyone talks just about Bob Goodenow, but I wonder what some of the players really think, but are afraid to say it from fear of being looked at like an outcast by their fellow players.

Just take a fucking cap like the NFL has, this will even out the talent so that the game itself gets better.  Take some of the shittier, no-attendance-for-opening-day teams out of the bayous of the south and bring them up to where hockey champions are actually born.  Bring hockey back to where it will flourish on a moderate level, instead of fail on a grand level.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 27, 2005, 02:14:15 AM
SON OF A BITCH!!! Its a Saturday night and I should be watching hockey on the MOTHER CORP!!!!!

Instead I'm forced to make fuckin posts about Japanese singing sensations in perverted manners!! What's this world coming to ?? Get your ass in gear Linden and the NHLPA!!! No one wants to watch overpaid Third Liners float around in suffocating defensive schemes!!!!!!

Word. Bring hockey to towns who fuckin want it. Tampa Bay didn't deserve the cup. Hate to say it but fuckin Calgary shoulda won that and the world woulda been a better place.

 :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on March 04, 2005, 07:37:19 AM
So some group of investors or something offered to buy the entire NHL for 3.3 Bill.  That way all the teams would have the same amount of money to play with, and would do whatever they could with it.  Needless to say, the owners scoffed and that's about all we'd hear about that.

That sounds like something that Vince McMahon would try to do.  Well, I guess not after the whole XFL flop.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 04, 2005, 08:28:51 AM
LOL. That story cracked me up when I heard it. What's next, the Canadian Government taking back "Canada's Game" ... I was watching OTR and shit those players like Turco and Steve Staios are fuckin stubborn as hell  :evil:

Thank god for EA Sports.

(http://img148.exs.cx/img148/9291/nhl0110eo.jpg)

I've been simulating Stanley Cup wins for the past decade.  :jerk:  :halo:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 09, 2005, 09:55:31 AM
Man...what's the point? to get Sidney Crosby drafted??

Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on March 11, 2005, 07:50:32 AM
Hey, straight from the Winnipeg Sun.  A friend of mine hooks me up with free copies of that shit.

I guess they want to try to get hockey back sometime... why not squabble over what they can while there's nothing left at stake this season?  Even I've stopped following what's been going on.  And that says a lot.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 11, 2005, 08:02:54 AM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Hey, straight from the Winnipeg Sun.  A friend of mine hooks me up with free copies of that shit.

I guess they want to try to get hockey back sometime... why not squabble over what they can while there's nothing left at stake this season?  Even I've stopped following what's been going on.  And that says a lot.


I know. Just for you. So what're you doing to pass the time? We got AHL games here with the Roadrunners but I haven't bothered to see any of it. And the fuckin Brier is on. My buddy wanted to hook me up but shit - don't waste the ticket.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on March 12, 2005, 09:42:54 AM
Quote from: daigong
I know. Just for you. So what're you doing to pass the time? We got AHL games here with the Roadrunners but I haven't bothered to see any of it. And the fuckin Brier is on. My buddy wanted to hook me up but shit - don't waste the ticket.


I can watch curling highlights on SportsCentre, buth that's about it.  Alberta just beat us in the Brier, but we have to beat Nova Scotia first to get to the finals.

We've had the AHL Moose ever since the Jets left in 96, and now that we've finally got the new MTS Centre downtown, attendance has been up, even if the parking downtown is gayer than Aids.  I've caught a few more games this season since there's no hockey on tv, and have been playing a lot of NHL 2005 on PS2.

Other than that, I got into 24 on Fox, and that's about it.  Funny that I took a broadcasting class last year, and I rarely watch tv or listen to radio.  :?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuro kitty on March 12, 2005, 02:32:06 PM
I hate this!!! As much as hockey is my life (I watch and play)...The Canadian news is saying that our National Identity is Hockey....WTF!!! are we as Canadians nothing without hockey....Its not we're all having mental breakdowns here because it's not on!

Ya it sucks that it's not on...but come on - they're trying to make a story out of nothing!!!

I wish that the players would just take the pay cut - they earn too much as it is!

/end rant
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 25, 2005, 11:34:29 AM
^ Good rant. I've been saving this one all week...

I just turn off the daily rants on the sports news. What the fuck is there to analyze anymore?!?!? It's the same old bullshit. They're not gonna accept the deal already!! I'm just waiting to see Chris Chelios on Trippin!

To see the fuckin media spend the case of Gretzky not GM'ing the national men's team at that World Championship had them debating all over again. Leave the man alone!! And they keep sucking Gretzky's dick so much it's probably all shriveled up. I don't think Gretzky is the only reason why we won in Salt Lake and at the World Cup. There's Kevin Lowe, and a crack coaching staff. Now they end up with chumps. Like Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish getting the nod for assitant.

http://www.tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/news_story.asp?id=119400

Fuck, watching this shit though. No NHL guys are gonna play anyways. This team is gonna be a joke, at least during the NHL seasons we got some good teams with Colorado and Detroit making early exits in past years.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on March 25, 2005, 11:01:18 PM
TSN said that part of the reason that Gretz didn't want to get involved in the Worlds tournament team had to do with his mother being in the hospital.  Hey, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

And now even the 2K5 entry draft got cancelled.  Can't have a draft if there's nowhere to draft into, I guess.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 25, 2005, 11:04:05 PM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
TSN said that part of the reason that Gretz didn't want to get involved in the Worlds tournament team had to do with his mother being in the hospital.  Hey, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do..

Yeah Wayne's mother has cancer and they are starting her treatment soon.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 26, 2005, 09:51:24 AM
It's a fuckin joke. I wish the media will leave Wayne alone. Making him God. C'mon man. Must he speak on all issues, even steroids (http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=119306)?

To think Sidney Crosby woulda kicked ass in the NHL.

Now the fags @ the NHL are filing a unfair labor complaint against the NHLPA.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=119510&hubName=nhl

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TSN has learned the NHL has formally filed an ''unfair labor practice'' complaint with the National Labor Relations Board in the United States over the NHLPA's apparent policy that any NHLPA member who were to become a replacement player next season would have to re-pay the lockout ''stipend'' he is currently receiving from the union.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 30, 2005, 11:10:31 AM
At least Esa Tikkanen is still working (http://www.asianpacificpost.com/news/article/289.html)... alive and well in KOREA!! Playing for the Asian League. :lol:
(http://img211.exs.cx/img211/6785/esatikkanen2uf.jpg)

So now Steve Yzerman is added to the list of NHLers not representing Team Canada. Did they even go to the World's when their teams were eliminated?? Fuckers.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on March 31, 2005, 07:54:32 AM
Wow, Esa Tikkanen wearing an Vancouver Canucks throwback - 1994 style.  That just looks, whoa.

I'd like to see the younger guys go to Worlds anyways, and have the veterans represent at the Olympics - it makes it just a little more special.  The Worlds should be treated like a trial run to the Olympics, to see which of the younger guys will gel with the big dogs, you know?  Well, I guess unofficially, that's already how it basically works.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on March 31, 2005, 10:35:56 AM
Quote from: daigong
At least Esa Tikkanen is still working (http://www.asianpacificpost.com/news/article/289.html)... alive and well in KOREA!! Playing for the Asian League. :lol:


Actually Tikkanen was going to Korea to coach a team in the first place, but he had misread the contract paper or something and ended up playing in the team. I'm not sure but if I remember correctly, last week some newspapers said that he had already left Korea.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 01, 2005, 06:45:03 PM
the only thing ill totally miss about NHL is the Canucks playin in the playoffs. playoff time here is such a awsome place to be at man!!!!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on April 10, 2005, 12:53:43 AM
Not related to the NHL, but I'm pissed that our Canadian girls lost the World Hockey Championships today.  And in a fuckin' shootout too!!!  It was a great game and all, I'm just upset about our 8-year streak getting snapped.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 10, 2005, 01:53:25 AM
Quote from: TheQuickening
Not related to the NHL, but I'm pissed that our Canadian girls lost the World Hockey Championships today.  And in a fuckin' shootout too!!!  It was a great game and all, I'm just upset about our 8-year streak getting snapped.


LOL!! You followed it! Must be desperate for hockey man.  :lol:

Damn Americans, eh?? I hate the shoot out. Last I heard - they outshot some team 35-2.

Well...about the NHL. The whole expanding the nets thing is retarded. Then they'd just draft sumo wrestlers and stick their ass in the goal.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on April 10, 2005, 07:47:29 AM
Someone should sign Akebono away from the WWE if they're gonna expand the nets.  That's pretty gay.  Just like deciding a championship in a shootout.  Round Robin play, sure, no problem.  But the playoffs are a different story.  OT to the finish.  As hockey was meant to be.  Shootouts are ok in soccer to me for some reason, however.  Probably cuz shots on goal are so few and far between in soccer, when compared to hockey anyway.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chan Ho Nam on April 19, 2005, 02:57:01 AM
Quote from: ahcheungape
the only thing ill totally miss about NHL is the Canucks playin in the playoffs. playoff time here is such a awsome place to be at man!!!!!!


  I miss the NHL too. I hate living in a town where 90% of the people like the Laffs. I think I am the only one who likes the Habs and Canucks around here.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 23, 2005, 02:32:10 AM
Well. Laffs or not. The NHL and NHLPA will eventually come crawling back to us fans. now who's jacked up about The World Championships!?!?! WOWOWOWO!!O Ryan SMyth captain again!!  

not me.  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chan Ho Nam on April 23, 2005, 04:05:09 AM
I have to admit that it's hard to get excited about the Worlds this year. There are so many players not going, from all countries. I'll still watch the games though, and cheer for the Canucks. :canada:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 23, 2005, 04:42:48 AM
what happened to Bert? did he get clearance?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chan Ho Nam on April 23, 2005, 05:00:15 AM
I think he was cleared to play, they just didn't pick him. I think they picked Mike Fisher from the Sens instead. He is more of a speed guy, better for the Euro rinks
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 03, 2005, 07:40:03 PM
Whoa. I finally remembered the World Hockey Championships (aka playoff losers consolidation tournament) . so they won 8-0 over Slovenia. and Captain Ryan Smyth got a goal


Props to Masa for a little Theo Fleury flashback, victory dance

 http://rapidshare.de/files/1556468/fleury.mpg.html

FUCKIN HILARIOUS!!  :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 05, 2005, 04:30:16 AM
ROFL!! Swedes handed the Finns their asses!! The Sedin Losers save the day!

http://tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/news_story.asp?ID=123826&hubName=canadian_hockey

Canada :canada: is gonna get whupped by the Americans tmr (anti-jinx)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 05, 2005, 10:56:46 PM
:0 Canada beats USA! :canada: Nash was a man on a mission!! Man, without Marty Brodeur playing on fumes, don't think Canada coulda won.  :D

Sorry Finns. America =  :x so expect Ty Conklin to stand on his head while the US reverses their 1 for 7 PP stat.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chan Ho Nam on May 06, 2005, 12:57:12 AM
I was trying to follow the game at work, but I was so busy, I missed most of it. But I got to hear the last 5 minutes, and I'm glad Canada won! :w00t: The worlds might be worth watching this year, as I haven't seen any NHL caliber hockey in such a long time. GO Canada GO :canada:  :canada:  :canada:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 06, 2005, 03:16:52 AM
Yeah, how about that Rick Nash lighting the lamp?  Fuckin' rights!!! :canada:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chan Ho Nam on May 07, 2005, 06:03:38 AM
He dragged the puck and protected it, and then right under the cross bar. That was a nice goal! :canada:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 07, 2005, 06:36:52 AM
AND the Americans almost lost to the Finns!! haha. I was watching a bit of that this evening: CONKLIN SUCKED! he shoulda got Jarkko Ruutu's shot!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 07, 2005, 12:17:48 PM
Quote from: daigong
AND the Americans almost lost to the Finns!! haha. I was watching a bit of that this evening: CONKLIN SUCKED! he shoulda got Jarkko Ruutu's shot!


I watched this game at a local bar. Why Finland never can keep the lead...Well, waiting for the Canada - Finland match tomorrow.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 08, 2005, 03:57:56 AM
WTF Brodeuer was shellshocked? Damn. I missed the whole Swedish Shalacking :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on May 08, 2005, 05:41:53 AM
Our boys were leading 3-1 at one point.  Then they just lost it.  Fuck that sucks ass.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 08, 2005, 06:39:09 PM
Quote from: TheQuickening
Our boys were leading 3-1 at one point.  Then they just lost it.  Fuck that sucks ass.


NOI!! Don't suck ass! :canada: NASH and Marleau come back!!

1 minuTe to go gotta score .... FUCK TIES !!!


ETA: Finns you bunch of CHOKERS!! :halo:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 08, 2005, 07:36:57 PM
Quote from: daigong


1 minuTe to go gotta score .... FUCK TIES !!!
ETA: Finns you bunch of CHOKERS!! :halo:


Again Finland couldn't keep their lead  :(
Even though it was finns' best game this far. I hope they could at least win Latvia tomorrow.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 10, 2005, 09:00:03 PM
:canada: FUCKIN RICK NASH!! Canada barely beats Ukraine 2-1 ... geez we suck!!

Quote from: ctz
Even though it was finns' best game this far. I hope they could at least win Latvia tomorrow.


Oh shit! Better wait for Sweden-Latvia results...FINNS ARE CLOSE TO BEING OUT!! Jari Kurri is gonna make some bitches pay now!!  :bounce: Bring back Tikkie to coach and then they'll be scrappier and dirtier.

And WTF? WAYNE GRETZKY AS COACH OF THE COYOTES?

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=124453&hubName=nhl

must've been pressure from above.  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 11, 2005, 12:26:08 AM
Quote from: daigong

Oh shit! Better wait for Sweden-Latvia results...FINNS ARE CLOSE TO BEING OUT!! Jari Kurri is gonna make some bitches pay now!!  :bounce: Bring back Tikkie to coach and then they'll be scrappier and dirtier.


Actually there's a guy named Kalevi Kummola, grand master of finnish Ice Hockey and a Leonid Brezhnev lookalike. He kicked out Finland's coach, Raimo Summanen, who led Finland to the silver in World Cup last year, because of personal reasons. Kurri is just his henchman. Kummola has even threatened some reporters because they have critiziced him for his dictator-style lead in finnish ice hockey.

Next he'll probably threaten me because I blame him at japanese music board :D

But what can you say, Finland tied 0-0 against Latvia, which was defeated by swedes 9-1. Latvia should have won, Finland does not deserve continue with this kind of playing.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 12, 2005, 11:37:27 PM
And it's GAME OVER for Finland. Finns sucked as a team, there's no point  to blame Backstrom, Masa. :) He's the best goalie Finland could have. This was the worst finnish national team in a long time, that was proven already in matches against Sweden and Latvia.

Let's cheer for canadians now (because Switzerland lost to Sweden :( )
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 13, 2005, 08:45:16 AM
Finland has no stars at all! Jani Rita? pssht.  Fuckin Slovaks had all these NHL guys. and Sweden is doinng wAAYY better without Tommy Salo :D

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Vidarni!! Nice cheap shot. oohhh 10 minute misconduct. Gagne gets the goal ahead though.

/FUCK SATAN!! Dimitra! ARRGHHHH....5 on 3.

Fuckin Ziggy Palffy penalty shot..thank god brodeur came up huge.

FUCKK NASH got denied his 10th goal. Hossa with the beautiful feed to demitra>!! SHORT FUCKION HANDED!!

at least Smyth with a PP goal. Oh HEELLLL YEAH!! GAGNE got the equalizer!!

JOE THORNTON!!!!!!! SCORCHES ONE!! 5-4 lead. 2 minutes to go.


Ahh. yeah, my play by play from earlier this morning. Canada v Russia now. FUCKIN SCARY.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 14, 2005, 05:47:28 PM
AW Canada was getting lazy after being up 4-0 this morning to the Russians. Alexandir Semin getting the JPM-XXX karma! and now it's 4-2  :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 14, 2005, 07:59:28 PM
:canada: THAT WAS TOO CLOSE for comfort man. Brodeur was solid but fuck, Canada got sloppy near the end. 4-3 WE WIN!!  :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 14, 2005, 08:02:42 PM
And Canada won Russia 4-3. I forgot to watch this match, but luckily there's also Sweden - Czech tonight. I read today that swedes have already reserved Kings garden to celebrate their championship. I think they're assuming a bit too much, so I hope Czech wins and swedes have to leave Wien empty-handed :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on May 15, 2005, 12:41:31 AM
They won, but they BLEW a 4-0 lead.  In the last 5 min or so of the 3rd period the Russians (on multiple occasions) came within a few feet/inches of tying up the game and sending it to OT.  Our boys need to really pick it up for the final.

Honestly, the best hockey team representing Canada at this very moment is the Manitoba Moose.  I've been following the AHL playoffs online and on TV (from what limited coverage that is provided), and these guys are totally kicking ass!!!  They just won their 2nd round playoff series by beating the team with the best regular season record in the AHL (Rochester)!!!  Being the only professional Canadian team  (not counting the boys playing for the World Championship) playing right now, I say these guys could potentially start getting the same type of support Calgary did during their recent Stanley Cup run. :canada::canada::canada:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 15, 2005, 07:04:52 PM
So russians took the bronze. 6-3 was surprising though. I expected a more even match. Finland lost to Sweden 5-1, but was defeated by Russia only after penalty shots.

One hour till the Canada - Czech finale!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 15, 2005, 07:55:46 PM
Yeah. The Swedes look like they just gave up!!

5 minutes until the Gold Medal game :canada: (ahh...hope it's not anti-JPM-XXX karma but whatever)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on May 15, 2005, 10:27:03 PM
As I write this, it's 2-0 Czechs with less than 10 minutes left in the third period.  Three-peat...highly doubtful.

EDIT:  That's it.  Czechs scored on our empty net with less than a minute to go.  Props to the Czechs, especially to Vokoun.  They totally whipped our assess today.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 15, 2005, 11:00:00 PM
What a final. Vokoun played a great game. He wasn't that good when he played last season in Finland's league.  Canada ended up taking too many penalties in the third period. Canadians even warmed up a little in the end after Czech's third goal. Something you don't see so often i think.

Finnish TV commentator, Ville Nieminen (who plays in Calgary iirc), commented the fight at the end:

"Fat alberta boys are sore losers"

Quite rough... But maybe he was disappointed too :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on May 16, 2005, 12:27:46 AM
Either that, or he was pissed off at that one shot in the crowd where it showed some Finnish guys (they had the Finnish flag makeup on their faces) cheering for Canada.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 16, 2005, 09:06:55 AM
Aw ... fuck. Yeah it was disappointing. The Czech defense was just like all over  Canada as soon as  they made an attack. Good game though, LMFAO @ Ryan Smyth for just chopping chopping Fischer's feet. That's grit you hardly see nowadays.

And fuckin Ales Hemsky better play like he did in this tourney when the NHL gets back on track. :evil:

You Euros get the same IIHF footage right? Did ya notice that hot Czech brunette fanning herself? Perv cameramen! :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 10, 2005, 09:02:43 AM
:fuckyou: Glenn Anderson doesn't get elected to the HOF AGAIN  :evil:

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TORONTO -- Glenn Anderson should be an automatic choice for the Hockey Hall of Fame when the selection committee meets today, says his former coach Glen Sather.

"I don't even think there should be a debate about him," Sather said.

Anderson left the NHL in 1996 after scoring 498 regular-season goals and 93 playoff goals and earning six Stanley Cup rings, including five when Sather ran the Edmonton Oilers.

"I was there for most of his accomplishments and he's achieved many more huge results than guys that are in the Hall," said Sather, now general manager of the New York Rangers. "It kind of astounds me that every time I've seen his name mentioned that he hasn't been one of the guys who have been elected automatically."

Anderson, who was at his best in the post-season, has been passed over five times by the selection committee.

"He was the kind of player who, the bigger the game, the better he performed," Sather said during a break on the second day of a three-day NHL research camp yesterday. "Just based on his credentials in the playoffs alone I think he's a guy who really qualifies."

Current Oilers GM Kevin Lowe, who played defence on those championship Edmonton teams of the 1980s and who is also eligible for selection today, says the fact Anderson hasn't previously been selected "is a bit of a mystery" to him.

Anderson's Oilers teammates Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr have been inducted, and Mark Messier will join them when he becomes eligible. So, why not Anderson?

"Those five guys, to a man, would say it's ridiculous that Anderson is not in the Hall because they all view him on the same level as themselves," said Lowe.

''When I sat in that dressing room with all those great players, when I looked around the room and we were in a big game, the one guy I thought would score the big goal was Anderson, and to his credit he did.

"Maybe, to his fault, a lot of the lesser games were less important to him. He would have scored 600 goals had they been. But anyone who has won championships recognized that Anderson was one of those big-game players. He has all the stats to support it."


and fuck shootouts. I've seen the AHL and Olympics, it ain't exciting.

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WILL SHOOTOUTS BREAK TIES? Ties could be broken by shootouts after regular-season games whenever the NHL restarts.

"If they don't have a shootout, I'll be shocked," said New York Islanders GM Mike Milbury.

"That's an easy one. The fans want it, and it's the least we can do after spitting at them for the last 12 months."

"It sounds like most people want a definite outcome - a win or loss - one way or the other," Steve Tambellini, director of player personnel for the Vancouver Canucks said.

Shootouts would be used to decide a game if it remained tied after a five-minute overtime period.


SOURCE: http://www.edmontonsun.com/Sports/Hockey/2005/06/08/1076753-sun.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on June 10, 2005, 04:26:56 PM
I totally agree on Anderson, he shoud've gotten into the Hall the first time he was eligible.

As for the shoot-outs, I feel they're a cheap way to win/lose a game.  Winning/Losing with regular play, knowing that every player gave their all, that's the proper way to do it.  When it's just one on one between a shooter and goalie, it's lame because all the onus is on one player per team.  It's stupid to put that kind of pressure on anyone.  If they have shootouts, wait until the playoffs come with the series tied at 3 games a piece.  The team that loses via shootout then (and more importantly, their fans), will scream bloody murder.   :evil:  :evil:  :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 10, 2005, 05:58:33 PM
Quote from: TheQuickening
As for the shoot-outs, I feel they're a cheap way to win/lose a game.  Winning/Losing with regular play, knowing that every player gave their all, that's the proper way to do it.  When it's just one on one between a shooter and goalie, it's lame because all the onus is on one player per team.  It's stupid to put that kind of pressure on anyone.  If they have shootouts, wait until the playoffs come with the series tied at 3 games a piece.  The team that loses via shootout then (and more importantly, their fans), will scream bloody murder.   :evil:  :evil:  :evil:


Have you guys seen shootouts during a game while at an actual game?  That's some tense ass shit I tell ya, and its awesome.  I agree that its a shitty way to lose, but its still a team effort when its a best of 5 from each side.  And shootouts never decide a playoff game - which is why they play sudden death overtime until there is a decisive winner.

So, I'm gonna have to disagree with you guys on this one.  Oh, and the thick ass blue lines like how they have in AHL are hella sweet.  As for those fucked up rounded nets, I'll have to wait until I see them in action before I judge them.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 27, 2005, 10:25:55 PM
Hmm...I can smell the lockout ending? The Roadrunners are shipping out, though I think Calgary has their farm team in town now. As with Toronto.

Thoughts on Jeremy Roenick's "kiss my ass" comments!! The guy is the only true "character" in the league -- it's smart. not to be taken SO litereally, it gets the NHL in the news.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on June 27, 2005, 11:07:14 PM
In a profanity-laced rant at a news conference for Mario Lemieux's charity golf tournament Saturday, Flyers center Jeremy Roenick ripped into fans who have been critical of the NHL Players' Association throughout the current NHL lockout.
"If people are going to sit and chastise pro athletes for being cocky, they need to look at one thing and that's the deal we're going to be signing in about three weeks,'' Roenick said. "Pro athletes are not cocky. Pro athletes care about the game. Everybody out there who calls us spoiled because we play a game, they can kiss my a--.

"I will say personally, to everybody who calls us spoiled, you guys are just jealous. We're trying to get this thing back on the ice and make it better for the fans. If you don't realize that, then don't come. We don't want you in the rink, we don't want you in the stadium, we don't want you to watch hockey.''

Roenick also reiterated previous comments from last week where he lamented the union's failure to reach a deal in mid-February, which would have salvaged some of the 2004-05 season and would likely have resulted in a better deal for the players in the new collective bargaining agreement. A new CBA is expected to be signed within the next two weeks, but the salary-cap numbers being talked about were higher in February.

"If we would have signed that deal in February, in terms of what we're getting now, we would have looked like heroes,'' Roenick said. "Right now we look like a bunch of idiots. The deal in February beats the (expletive) out of the deal we're gonna sign in July.''

Roenick did admit players were not active enough in the negotiating process when there was a chance to salvage the season.

"It's unfortunate we had to go through a whole year to realize the s--- that was going on,'' Roenick said. "We've hurt our league, we've hurt the reputation of our league and the integrity of our league by sticking up for something that might not have been the right thing to do.''

Last week, Roenick said he was debating if he would even return to the NHL when it comes back.

"I have to see how my body reacts to some really, really, really hard training regimen here coming up in the latter part of the summer," Roenick told Sporting News Radio. "It's very hard to get motivated without a deal. Once that announcement comes, I think the motivational factor will definitely be lifted.

"I have not 100 percent made my decision to play, but to tell you the truth, I have a lot of drive in me and really, really want to continue."
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 28, 2005, 01:29:04 PM
^ He is loud mouthed, I watched the whole thing and he made some good points...and what Sports Center airs takes the whole shit outta context.

SMART though. JR never fails to get media attention and this might be actually good  for the NHL.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 14, 2005, 07:18:52 AM
301 days later! THE LOCKOUT IS OVER (http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=130274)!!!

so are you happy? do you care?

Me, I'm relieved. Just start playing right now!! I'm sick and tired of trying to get my hockey fix from the local pee wee league.

Been watching Sportscenter and listening to the radio over and over to see WTF is going on. Draft Lottery (http://tsn.ca/nhl/feature.asp?fid=7314) for Crosby? New caps? shitloads of the players are unrestricted free agents?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on July 14, 2005, 07:51:41 AM
:lol:

You know what...I sorta miss it...just a little bit. Who knows, maybe these new rules will add more spice.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on July 15, 2005, 04:20:25 PM
At least we have a NHL season again. Players lost by delaying things, but I don't care if they couple of millions less... As long as they play good hockey.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on July 16, 2005, 03:18:55 AM
I'm wondering how long this new deal is for?  Chances are at least a few of the years included in the deal will disappear because they'll be "retroactive" to when the last deal expired.  Don't be surprised if the NHL goes through more of the same shit within a few more years.

Personally, I've always felt that there should at least be a rookie salary cap.  I mean, these kids are 18 or 19.  They shouldn't (IMO) be making uber-millions when they haven't paid their dues in the pros yet.

The draft lottery is a good idea too.  Prevents teams from tanking a season when it's evident that they're going no where so that they can get the first pick.  They should do the lottery draw live at the start the draft itself to prevent accusations of fixes.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on July 16, 2005, 02:21:44 PM
Quote from: TheQuickening
I'm wondering how long this new deal is for?


Six years iirc.

Does the draft lottery mean that they're gonna decide the picking order by lottery and no more by last season's results? I prefer the old system, where crappy teams get the most promising rookies.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on July 16, 2005, 10:39:06 PM
Quote from: ctz
Quote from: TheQuickening
I'm wondering how long this new deal is for?


Six years iirc.

Does the draft lottery mean that they're gonna decide the picking order by lottery and no more by last season's results? I prefer the old system, where crappy teams get the most promising rookies.


If they adopt the same system that the NBA uses, then it'll work something like this.  Let's say the 5 teams with the worst regular season records will be eligible for the next season's draft lottery.  They'll have a drum where they'll put in coloured balls (one colour for each team).  Each team will get a certain number of balls based on how shitty their record was.  For example the absolute worst team will get 5 balls, the second worst 4 balls, the third worst 3 balls, the fourth worst 2 balls, and the last team only gets one ball.  They spin the drum around to mix the balls up, and they draw ball for each round to determine who goes first, second, third, etc.  

This system can be considered more "fair" because, like I said previously, if a team (in the late part of a season) is obviously in last place in their division, they cannot gain a potential draft advantage by intentionally losing games.

*gasp*, but they'd NEVER do that!!!  Actually, it's more likely than not that it has.

The important thing to remember is the "worst" teams will STILL have access to the top prospects in the draft, this system just makes things a little more interesting my keeping the order from being pre-determined.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 22, 2005, 10:14:29 AM
hmm...soon we get to fully anaylze the new agreement. Gonna tune in starting 1 pm MST.  :w00t:

I admit. I was pissed off that the NHL was gone. NOW I'm actually gonna tune into the GD Lottery thing  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on July 22, 2005, 04:48:29 PM
Quote from: TheQuickening


  They'll have a drum where they'll put in coloured balls (one colour for each team).  Each team will get a certain number of balls based on how shitty their record was.  For example the absolute worst team will get 5 balls, the second worst 4 balls, the third worst 3 balls, the fourth worst 2 balls, and the last team only gets one ball.  They spin the drum around to mix the balls up, and they draw ball for each round to determine who goes first, second, third, etc.  


It still sounds like a little too difficult system, but at least it's going to bring more excitement to the draft... I don't know about teams losing on purpose... Has it been a problem or something?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kobasew on July 22, 2005, 07:26:56 PM
Although I don't follow hockey as religiously as basketball, I must say this draft lottery sure is exciting.  Telelivising the event is probably a great PR move for the NHL as it will hopefully win back some of the fans.

All I can say right now (about 3 hours before the lottery) is I hope Crosby ends up on a Canadian team.  Calgary and Edmonton would be ideal but having said that, my preference would be Toronto (heh, cause I'm a Leafs fan).  Crosby is needed to boost the popularity for smaller market teams.

See you guys in about 3-4 hours.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on July 22, 2005, 07:41:18 PM
Quote from: ctz
Quote from: TheQuickening


  They'll have a drum where they'll put in coloured balls (one colour for each team).  Each team will get a certain number of balls based on how shitty their record was.  For example the absolute worst team will get 5 balls, the second worst 4 balls, the third worst 3 balls, the fourth worst 2 balls, and the last team only gets one ball.  They spin the drum around to mix the balls up, and they draw ball for each round to determine who goes first, second, third, etc.  


It still sounds like a little too difficult system, but at least it's going to bring more excitement to the draft... I don't know about teams losing on purpose... Has it been a problem or something?


The draft lottery system actually isn't that hard to understand.  It's actually easier to understand by watching it happen than by explaining it using words.  The NBA also uses a draft lottery system.  If you've ever seen that, I'm guessing the NHL will use something similar to that.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on July 22, 2005, 08:10:45 PM
Quote from: TheQuickening

The draft lottery system actually isn't that hard to understand.  It's actually easier to understand by watching it happen than by explaining it using words.  The NBA also uses a draft lottery system.  If you've ever seen that, I'm guessing the NHL will use something similar to that.


I understand the system, but I tried to say that why to make things more complex if the old system works well enough. Simple is beautiful and stuff... :)

I just have never heard about NHL teams losing on purpose in end of a season would be a problem or something. Or that they have been losing on purpose.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on July 22, 2005, 08:40:14 PM
It's just a way to stir things up.  Look at Sidney Crosby.  Under the old system, it would be guaranteed that he'd go to the team with the worst record.  2nd worst would then go for the next best pick, and so on.  Now with the lottery, Crosby could potentially go to any one of the teams that are eligible for the draft lottery.  This will be much more interesting in terms of drafting choice and strategy, because the order will not be determined for the lottery teams until the last minute.  The teams no doubt will like it.  If I'm the 5th worst team and I could potentially get Crosby by taking part in this lottery, you bet your sweet as I'm gonna take it!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 23, 2005, 09:23:36 AM
Anyone watch/listen to Canada's version of the State of the Union Address.  :D

- Rule changes. Open access to fans?? WTF.
- The shootout would be exciting but sucks when you lose. ROFL. The Roadrunners had no skill players and our goalie was crap.
- The lottery...Toronto get higher picks rigged!! Florida was a shock. Dammit Edmonton missed and got 25th. I was so pumped when Calgary got 26th bUT DOHHH!! At least the system worked with the big markets getting picked "early" ... WTF geographical thing. Rangers-Isles, Florida-TB, whoa then the Canadian teams Habs. Canucks, Sens. had 3 in the top 10.

In the end, what do ya feel about Pittsburgh getting Crosby - imagine if Lemieux does come back. And Recchi. Rico Fata haha. You know I heard that if this doesn't save em, they could move to The Peg.

- Messier still thinking of coming back!! ROFL
- Bert gets another 20 games. GOOD

anyalyze more tmr..
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kobasew on July 23, 2005, 09:56:17 AM
Crosby in Pittsburgh; perhaps the most needing team for his services yet a bit suspicious that the whole process played out so perfectly for the team.  Obviously I may be feeling this way simply because the Leafs got a low pick but I question the integrity of the lottery process since they seem to never televise the actually drawing of the lottery balls (similar to the NBA).
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on July 23, 2005, 02:32:44 PM
Yeah, Pittsburgh is a good hockey town, but this won't give them a winning record.

Even with the cap, I'd say maximum 5 years before he's traded to Wings/Leafs/Rangers/Avs too.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on July 23, 2005, 10:20:51 PM
NHL.com (http://www.nhl.com/futures/2005draft/lottery_results072205.html) article on the draft lottery (including an explanation of how the damn thing actually worked).

What does everyone think of how the NHL symbol has been tweaked?  Before it was black with orange trim.  Now it's black with grey/silver trim.  Personally I think (visually) that the new one is kinda dull.  

Quote from: daigong
In the end, what do ya feel about Pittsburgh getting Crosby - imagine if Lemieux does come back. And Recchi. Rico Fata haha. You know I heard that if this doesn't save em, they could move to The Peg.

- Messier still thinking of coming back!! ROFL
- Bert gets another 20 games. GOOD


Pittsburgh is largely a young team with only a few experienced veterans.  The thing is, the veterans that they DO have (Lemieux, Recchi, etc) are GREAT role models for these youngsters to listen to and emulate.  While the vets are getting on in age, they'll be awesome mentors to help guide and mold the young players to become GREAT players of the future.  And like Asmodai said, Pittsburgh is a good hockey town (especially considering it's in the U.S., where most of the hockey towns are significantly closer to the border with Canada).  It's definitely unrealistic to expect a big miracle turnaround from Crosby, though.  He needs time to learn the professional game and get settled in with his new teammates.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on July 24, 2005, 01:06:02 AM
Quote from: daigong
In the end, what do ya feel about Pittsburgh getting Crosby - imagine if Lemieux does come back. And Recchi. Rico Fata haha. You know I heard that if this doesn't save em, they could move to The Peg.


Did I miss the Five o'clock crack giveaway?  Er, I mean, did I hear something about Peg city getting some NHL again?  Seriously children, its hella possible.  The Manitoba Moose did well in the AHL playoffs this year, and the records were great for attendance, especially in the new MTS Centre, which has shitty parking in the Downtown area of Winnipeg.  With the humbled star power of the NHL, and the new agreement of 2005, this could prove as a great start to the NHL returning!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 29, 2005, 08:26:37 AM
^ Indeed. How is guaranteed that any of the smaller market teams will even support their teams...Peg City could pick up Anaheim, Carolina, Florida, whatever. It can be done with the new CBA.

So Goodenow quits. What about Bettman?  :lol:

OK. Let's break it down.



Quote from: TheQuickening
What does everyone think of how the NHL symbol has been tweaked?  Before it was black with orange trim.  Now it's black with grey/silver trim.  Personally I think (visually) that the new one is kinda dull.  


- Rule Changes To Enhance Entertainment Experience --- so yeah? More Euro rules? I'm open to see how this works out...just depends on how coaches will work around it.

- Shootouts Guarantee A Winner -- I'm iffy on this still. Just hate to lose crucial points thanks to a shootout.

- Rivalry-Based Schedule --- goddamn, only 10 games against the East? I dunno if I wanna see the same damn teams over and over. It's only a rivalary if teams actually win. ROFL.

- Aggressive Broadcast Initiatives -- the mic up stuff was OK during the all-star game. But how many JR's are there in the league? Mic up Mats Sundin and it'll be like zzzzzzzzzzzz..

(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5167/nhl3nr.jpg)
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article.jsp?content=20050722_175401_5236

It's hilarious! OOhh let's flip it around and make it SILVER!! BAH!  :lol:

Saturday boys...Draft Day. hehe. So fuckin desperate for NHL.  :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on July 29, 2005, 03:13:51 PM
So it's not just the old logo in black and white?  :?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on July 29, 2005, 09:52:05 PM
Quote from: Asmodai
So it's not just the old logo in black and white?  :?


Nope, it's "silver". *Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...*  I dunno, from a distance or on a small/shitty TV it'll probably look grey instead of silver.

As far as Goodenow...*AHEM AHEM*

*singing off key* Na na na NA, Na na NA NA, HEY HEY HEY GOODBYE!!! (repeats over and over again)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on July 30, 2005, 09:55:37 PM
WOW!!! Who'd have thunk that SIDNEY CROSBY WOULD GO FIRST IN THE DRAFT?!?!?!!  :shock:  :?  :shock:   THAT CAME TOTALLY OUT OF NOWHERE!!! WHAT THE FUCK WAS PITTSBURGH THINKING???
(http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20050730/crosby_46966.jpg)

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Ok, lame attempt at humour is now over.  I thought it was funny.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  The Pittsburgh colours look good on him.

There were a few trades (nothing spectacular), and a couple of "surprising" picks made, particularly the ones made by the Washington Capitals.  Both kids that they picked in the first round weren't really expected to go as high as they did.  What really surprised me was the reactions by the commentators from TSN (The Sports Network, a Canadian network that covered the draft) regarding the 5th overall pick, where Montreal selected goalie Carey Price.  Basically, the commentators felt that Montreal made a mistake in picking a goalie when what they really need right now are more better position players.  Personally, I've got to agree with the commentators.  Considering that they're defence was/is shit, and because he was still available at the time, I thought for sure that Montreal would take Marc Stall.  They've already got several goalie's that they're developing, it doesn't make much sense to get another when you need more depth at other positions.

Oh well, here's how the FIRST ROUND (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/draft/) picks went, as well as a short summary of the trades that happened in the first round.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 31, 2005, 08:11:51 AM
hahaha, The TSN commentators are like "Yep. My picks ROCK!"

Look at how small Crosby is compared to Mario:
(http://img350.imageshack.us/img350/7411/captottj10707301850nhldraftott.jpg)

The trend seems to go for the Gretzky sized players. The small quick 5'10" guy...in hopes there doesn't need to be the Lindros, Bertuzzi PF prototypes. Man  the Oilers just picked a slew of "speedy" guys. Fuck man. Andrew Cogliano? Just hope the Aug. 1st Free Agency period will be lucrative.

The Leafs still seem to be in love with the aging banged up veteran. They got Jeff O'Neill for crap. And HEY Masa. Holik is outta here, way to move up the draft though with Marc Staal!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on August 01, 2005, 12:31:00 AM
Finnish players had a bad draft... There were even some japanese players before the first finn :D

Imo they could have done something more to the logo than just changing colors.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 04, 2005, 02:31:18 AM
^ No way?? what about the goalie for Toronto?

Anyways...looks like the offseason moves have been bustling cuz...

The Oilers picked up Chris Pronger!!
http://www.edmontonoilers.com/pressbox/index.php?release=20050803_1918

AND AND...Michael Peca?? WTF?
http://www.edmontonoilers.com/pressbox/index.php?release=20050803_1932

Actual All-stars??
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on August 04, 2005, 10:09:42 AM
And Forsberg signs with Flyers. Salary cap obviously raises some shuffling in the teams.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 04, 2005, 10:37:49 AM
Quote from: ctz
And Forsberg signs with Flyers. Salary cap obviously raises some shuffling in the teams.



HOLY FUCK!!! That is crazy. Poor Avs Fan ;P

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-flyers-forsberg&prov=ap&type=lgns

I like Philly's team...but they shoulda got a goaltender  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on August 04, 2005, 02:49:04 PM
Wow. That was unexpected. I wonder how he'll fit in with the Broadstreet bullies.

Even more, I wonder who the Red Wings will be cutting loose?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 04, 2005, 10:07:53 PM
Hmm...this might answer your question:

Jeremy Roenick to Kings
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-flyers-kingstrade&prov=ap&type=lgns

Too bad! I wanted to see J.R. and Forsberg on the same line. and

Brian Leetch signs with Boston
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?slug=macr10208041929.bruins_leetch_macr102&prov=ap

hahaha too bad Rangers fan. Fuck, this off season is wild. The balance of power is really shifting!!!  :w00t:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on August 04, 2005, 10:37:01 PM
Rangers lost Leech, but they got Ville Nieminen instead!
http://www.nhl.com/news/2005/08/231978.html

The next season sure is interesting already :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on August 04, 2005, 10:39:44 PM
I have to say, this is one of the few, if any positives that arose because of the lockout.  LOOK at all the player movement!!!  Look at the strategy now in trades and signings!!!  Teams are no longer just looking for the big name/big-money stars, they're now looking for the best bang for the buck!  It also puts the smaller-markets more on a level-playing field with the big-ass markets.  THAT is what hockey should be.  You want to have the best PLAYING team, not just the one with the most "star players'.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on August 06, 2005, 09:33:27 AM
And now, my favorite player of all (seriously), has gone to fuckin' Nashville?  Hey, I like his speed.  But come on, Nashville?

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=predatorskariya&prov=st&type=lgns

Hey, maybe he's betting on the Preds' owners realizing that Nashville doesn't give a shit about hockey, then he'll move the team to Winnipeg!?  Hey, you never know.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on August 06, 2005, 10:38:08 AM
That sucks. Nashville? Seriously.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on August 06, 2005, 11:58:05 AM
Colorado can't have all their stars because of salary cap... But didn't Kariya and Selanne play in Avalanche for free?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on August 08, 2005, 11:20:29 PM
Well, we know he can play the game, now we'll get to see if he can coach it.

Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on August 09, 2005, 11:10:03 AM
Quote from: TheQuickening
Well, we know he can play the game, now we'll get to see if he can coach it.


I think this is a natural step for him. I wonder if Lemieux start coaching Penguins after he quits playing.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on August 09, 2005, 07:58:57 PM
Quote from: ctz
Quote from: TheQuickening
Well, we know he can play the game, now we'll get to see if he can coach it.


I think this is a natural step for him. I wonder if Lemieux start coaching Penguins after he quits playing.


He probably could if he wanted to, after all, he literally fucking OWNS the team.  :P  :P  :P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 14, 2005, 10:18:51 AM
That's fuckin hilarious Gretzky is coaching again....his ASSISTANTS look top notch though. Bring back Coffey! LAst I heard he was in the minors!


What's your take on Bertuzzi returning? Dude should at least gotten 20 more games or something. The lockout doesn't count  :evil:

And Lindros in Toronto?? Fuck. They're gonna win the Cup now ROFL!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on August 14, 2005, 10:20:13 AM
Lindros in Toronto?

Well he got his wish finally... Still doesn't make me very confident in Toronto's ability to win this year either.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on August 14, 2005, 10:10:44 PM
Quote from: daigong
That's fuckin hilarious Gretzky is coaching again....his ASSISTANTS look top notch though.


Coaching again???  This is his first hockey coaching job ever.  The only other coaching experience he has is with the little league team his kids play in.  The real work is going to be with the assistant coaches.  Gretzky's done a good job at providing himself with good support staff to make up for his inexperience.  Actually, if I'm not mistaken, one of the assistant coaches, Rick Bowness, used to be the head coach for a season or two in the late 80s when the franchise was still in Winnipeg.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on August 15, 2005, 08:20:07 AM
Quote from: TheQuickening
Quote from: daigong
That's fuckin hilarious Gretzky is coaching again....his ASSISTANTS look top notch though.


Coaching again???  This is his first hockey coaching job ever.  The only other coaching experience he has is with the little league team his kids play in.  The real work is going to be with the assistant coaches.  Gretzky's done a good job at providing himself with good support staff to make up for his inexperience.  Actually, if I'm not mistaken, one of the assistant coaches, Rick Bowness, used to be the head coach for a season or two in the late 80s when the franchise was still in Winnipeg.


Yeah he was, I remember those days.  I don't think this is a wise move for Wayne, he's got a less than stellar team in a less than stellar hockey market.  But, then again my bias will always hate Phoenix for being where the Jets aren't, and that's not fair.  Still, I don't think that Wayne is going to last very long as a coach.

And as for Lindros, the Leafs couldn't have gotten him cheaper if they had a fuckin' McDonalds coupon to add on a small order of fries.  All for one year?  Why pay full price for damaged goods?  Just because his heart is in the right place, doesn't mean his body will allow him to be healthy enough to play with as much passion as he used to.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 18, 2005, 09:52:56 AM
Well finally someone scooped up Cujo...the Coyotes (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-coyotes-joseph&prov=ap&type=lgns)!! ROFL!

And Anson Carter is in Vancity  (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-canucks-carter&prov=ap&type=lgns)LMFAO!

Anyone gonna order this?? BATTLE OF THE HOCKEY ENFORCERS on August 27

http://www.aaahockey.com/hockeyenforcers/
http://www.aaahockey.com/hockeyenforcers/eventinfo.aspx

and check it out, Richard Park ain't the only Asian in the NHL now!

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/6532/capttok10208180727japankingsja.jpg)

Quote
Yutaka Fukufuji, who played with the Japan's national ice hockey team three times, displays his Los Angeles Kings jersey during a news conference in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005. The Tokyo-born goalie, 22, reported Japanese media that he and the Kings of the National Hockey League agreed to a two-year entry level contract earlier this month. Six-foot-1 and 170 pounds Fukufuji was selected by the Kings 238th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on August 18, 2005, 08:00:09 PM
Haha, I'm looking forward Fukufuji's NHL debut :D

He didn't shine in last World Championships though:
http://rapidshare.de/files/4117582/TOP5Mokat.avi.html
Top5 mistakes by finnish TV... Fukufuji ranked 4th and he's involved in with the winner too :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on August 19, 2005, 02:23:50 AM
Quote from: daigong
Richard Park ain't the only Asian in the NHL now!

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/6532/capttok10208180727japankingsja.jpg)


Speaking of Asians in the NHL, I wonder what happened to Chison "Jimmy" Paek?  For some reason I just remembered he's like, the only Asian hockey player to have ever played on a Stanley Cup winning team (Pittsburgh during their dominance in the early 90's).

But I digress.  I say good for Fukufuji-san on signing the deal (even if it's just an entry-level contract).  The guy obviously must have some potential, otherwise he wouldn't have been drafted in the first place!!!  I must say though, ignorant people are gonna have major "fun" butchering his name, if you hadn't noticed.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on August 23, 2005, 08:08:49 AM
And how about Teemu Selanne going back to the Ducks?  This proves to be a reunion of sorts, as his former teammate from Winnipeg, Randy Carlyle is now their head coach.  Time for me to get a new Ducks jersey!

http://www.nhl.com/news/2005/08/233442.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 23, 2005, 08:52:57 AM
^ So what will it be ??? Avs or Preds or Ducks :P

Anyone have a list of Team Canada invites? ...they should get rid of Brewer and who needs vets like Yzerman.
http://www.tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/news_story.asp?id=133973

And I NEEDS to get tix for Paul Coffey Day - Oct 18 when Gretz comes:
http://www.edmontonoilers.com/news/050817.php
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 24, 2005, 10:09:21 AM
Hossa for Heatley That's quite the deal...I saw Atlanta got the good end on this one.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-thrashers-senatorstrade&prov=ap&type=lgns

Heatley was kinda good as a defensive guy in the last world cup, but he's dropped off. A change of scenery would be good though!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 08, 2005, 08:28:30 AM
Funny while I was in Calgary, I was looking for a road jersey for the Calgary Hitmen, but all I could find was a XXL home jersey, which would have been HUGE on me.  Oh, and DID see a Crosby Pens jersey already with his trademark #87, but its was $200!  I'd rather get an Oceanic jersey!

Oh, and looks like I'll be craving a Scott Stevens jersey and a Vinnie Damphousse jersey now too.

Oh, and I genuinely think that Dan Heatly will shine in Ottawa - he just needs a fresh start.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on September 08, 2005, 08:40:05 PM
$200???  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  That's just retarded!!!  Then again, I'm el-cheapo, so I would say that anything over $50 for a jersey is nuts.   :wink:  :wink:  :wink:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 10, 2005, 09:51:23 PM
Fuck! You shoulda got ur gear in E-town KT...at least $187 emroidered and all. and you can't get a jersey for less than 50, unless it's a pure sweater from Zellers :lol:

Shit...all the retirements are pouring in. Macinnis yesterday. Hope Mark Messier does the right thing and SIGN WITH THE OIL!!  :D

...but check that. According to Sportscenter, he'll announce his retirement Monday.  :cry:  :cry:  :evil:

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Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 11, 2005, 07:35:56 AM
Yeah, I guess I should have looked harder while in WEM that day.  Oh well.

Hey, you know what else I had trouble finding?  Alberta Centenniel clothes!  I saw a girl in Banff with a black hoodie with the Alberta 2005 logo on it, and I totally wanted one!  But none of the souvenier shops had them, or anywhere in Calgary either!  What's up with that?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 13, 2005, 09:19:30 AM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
What's up with that?


You want some of that shit?? I'll look out for some? Maybe The "Sucks Ass" Bay has them :P


Finally camp is open. I can't believe I'm anticpating lame ass pick up games between the local uni teams and the rookies. I am that desperate for hockey again. And it's a beautiful thang.

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Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on September 15, 2005, 04:19:17 PM
Glad to see Ryan Smyth (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=136297&hubName=nhl) is staying with the Oilers.

And after almost a quarter of a century, Ron Francis (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=136299) is calling it a career. Like I said for the Moose, enjoy the rest man, you've earned it.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 21, 2005, 08:59:45 AM
How's everyone feeling about the pre-season action so far?? I am laughing my ass off at how guys like Marty Turco can't squeeze the 5 hole like they used to. And Georges Laraque was driving towards the net and kept drawing interference penalties (THREE!!). I have yet to actually see a game but off the radio, they sure are calling more penalties. and the closer net set up some wild rebounds.

I like the experimentation that Dallas had: no goal judges replaced by lights but they didn't turn on lol. 30 seconds in between each player in the shoot out and they can take off their helmet for TV exposure.

FUCK THE STARS!!  :evil:

Gretzky made his debut tonite AND HE LOST!! Probably the Crosby-Lemieux debut will be on TV  tmr.

I'll say it again, SO FUCKIN GOOD TO HAVE HOCKEY BACK!! Somehow, watching 8 year olds crashing and slipping ain't the same thing.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 23, 2005, 08:29:20 AM
Add Adam Deadmarsh to the list of people who retired in 2K5.  Damn those concussions.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 27, 2005, 08:18:48 AM
^ shit. fuckin lockout we coulda milked a year outta all those guys who retired...but man concussions suck. Lindros is one bang away from being gone again. And JR just got knocked the fuck out.  :o

when the hell did this happen? I thought they were on OLN.

(http://nhl.speedera.net/image-upload/nhlnbc_wide.jpg)

and if we gonna have to endure broadcaster-less games on Saturdays? I didn't mind the CFL ones.

Whaddya think of the  myNHL TV ad (check out somewhere on http://www.nhl.com)
(http://img320.imageshack.us/img320/1065/nhlmynhl9mi.jpg)
http://www.nhl.com/news/2005/09/235144.html

700 (http://mms://wm.nhl.na-central.speedera.net/wm.nhl.na-central/comp/ad/ad1_700.wmv) 300 (http://mms://wm.nhl.na-central.speedera.net/wm.nhl.na-central/comp/ad/ad1_300.wmv)

hot chick...slick but yeah. they should emphasize on the superstars. whoever they are lol.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 28, 2005, 10:17:08 AM
Edit ur fantasy teams, Dan Blackburn retires:
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AnraeHotRL.QF36T.Qh9OAZ7vLYF?slug=ap-rangers-blackburnretires&prov=ap&type=lgns

Damn..22 year old. First Richter, now Blackburn...cursed?

What's ur take on whether rookies should take the head off veteran players a la Jeremy Roenick during exhibition? They be looking for a roster spot but to go headhunting?? hmm...

Quote
Roenick continued to express frustration toward Phoenix defenseman Denis Gauthier, who leveled Roenick with a clean shoulder check. Roenick said the big hit was "total shit" in an exhibition game and that he had eased up on Gauthier in a similar situation last week.


AND WOOT! NHL TV is free till Oct. 31st
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on September 28, 2005, 04:26:57 PM
Fuck, totally sucks to be Blackburn right now.  I can still remember watching the draft on TV when he was selected.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on September 28, 2005, 06:29:18 PM
I wonder if he's any good to have an ice hockey related job in the future... Like goalie coaching or something. He might be too young for that though...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on September 28, 2005, 06:34:35 PM
Well, he could always start off with a junior team.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 04, 2005, 10:09:02 AM
Quote from: daigong

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Yo guys. last chance...looks like (due to lack of planning and pimpage and Masa) we'll have to delay the LIVE DRAFT till the weekend. We just need one more player/manager and sorry if I spammed ur emails. I was desperate.

I'm going to the Oilers home opener anyways!! YESSSSSSSSSSS! :hump:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 05, 2005, 10:06:27 AM
NHL IS BACK!!! GAME ON BITCHES!!

(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4964/nhl1057av.jpg)

Such an incredible feeling. I'm jacked up about the whole season. LMFAO @ Dale Purinton and his eye gauging. Only 10 games really questions Colin Campbell's moves. Dude was a repeat offender and just gets a slap on the wrist. and the CBC strike is magically over! Bring on Don Cherry and Ron Mclean! Jim Hughson is fuckin awesome too. loved his sarcasm in NHL 2001.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 07, 2005, 10:07:15 AM
Fuck yes. Went to the Opening Nite game on Wed.

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7192/captedm11310060535avalancheoil.jpg)

And the Oilers CRUSHED the Avs 4-3 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=251005006) with crunching hits by Pronger, Moreau, Smith, and of course Georges Laraque. WE gonna go all the way to THE FUCKIN STANLEY CUP!!

Meanwhile, Calgary gets raped 6-3 by Minnie! HA! SI SUCKS!!

Got free mini Stanley Cups  (http://www.edmontonoilers.com/news/050929b.php)and bandanas, caseloads of Coke Zero. Couple of frozen fuckers pretended to greet us. Funniest thing of the nite, was "randomly" searched upon entry. Talk about profiling!!

From beginning to end, the whole nite was a blast. Singing the national anthem at the top of my lungs along with all 17,000 other proud Oiler fans. Going bananas everytime Georges Laraque and other grinders touched the puck. So I got my coat drenched with beer. My throat is sore. Will I do it again?? HELL YEAH!!

NICE. Manitoba Moose pick up Mike Keane. Once again in the Canucks organization.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 09, 2005, 08:53:50 PM
LOL. Screwed up the "live draft" when I changed it from "live draft" but it already autodrafted. So we'll do it again. Just re-register here:

Quote from: daigong

(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3376/nhllogo20052zu.jpg)

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AND YO!! Kuno_Thunder! Tom Green! Cootz! Masa! Anyone who bleeds hockey! Forget the turkey and let me know when ur free this week so we can have this live draft already :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: (I have to set the time on the yahoo shit)

Finland time minus 3 hours Mountain Standard.

I'm good for tmr morning, but rest of the week evenings free = Finland mornings.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 09, 2005, 10:09:34 PM
Ok, my days off this week are on Thurday and Friday, the 13th and 14th.  I'm just as cool with the autodrafted players too, if everyone else is.isn't that what trading and managing is all about?  =P

And yeah, Moose dropped their opener on Friday too.  I doubt I'll be going to many of their games before moving tho, and you know, trying to save up for Dallas and all.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on October 09, 2005, 10:33:23 PM
I'm pretty much home everyday since 1800 (GMT+2), except I'm going to see Howl's Moving castle monday, tuesday or wednesday. Thursday I'm going home, so I'm available after midnight.

How about friday morning (Thursday evening/night in Canada)?

Btw.. how long this live draft would take anyway?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 10, 2005, 08:26:52 AM
Dang, just made plans for Thursday evening.  I might be back after midnight my time or so?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 11, 2005, 02:16:19 AM
alright...Thurs, esp. Friday looks good.

The draft should take about less than half an hour ROFL since it's just 4 managers. And we pick like 12 players so just prepare a list of which superstars u want.

Getting this league started is gayer than:

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2578/gay9dj.jpg)(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8896/hullretireposter2ss.jpg)

What do you guys think of the season so far?? I am just laughing at all the penalties, esp. 5 on 3 situations. DAMMMMNN homie. I am saying it right now. Calgary will miss the playoffs!! :twisted:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 11, 2005, 02:48:45 AM
Dude, do NOT get me started as to how uncool Brett Hull is.  "Wah wah wah, I want Daddy's number.  Wah wah wah."

Whiny little bitch.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 11, 2005, 10:07:36 AM
aiyo. talked to all parties...does Friday evening Canada time? Sat. morning Finland time sound cool. for the draft? Gonna go set the time for: Sat. October 15, 2005. 11:30 EST

Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Dude, do NOT get me started as to how uncool Brett Hull is.  "Wah wah wah, I want Daddy's number.  Wah wah wah."

Whiny little bitch.


The whole "I'm American" shit speaks for itself :lmao:

WOOOT!! Oilers just keep rolling man. 3-0 on the season and Jussi Markkanen looking like the Kipper of 2004. Giguere actually got nailed for handling the puck outside that triangle HA hA! Jani Rita gotta fill in for Ryan Smyth we'll see if he's worth his coin.

Rangers just keep on losing but hey, Jagr and Baby Hossa keep potting em in and Weekes gets his black ass in gear, Rangers might contend. Since LEAFS SUCK!! Damn...who'd think Domi be their sniper?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 12, 2005, 12:01:13 AM
Friday evening is good for me, but not too too late.  I work early Saturday morning.  7am baby!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 12, 2005, 10:05:12 AM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Friday evening is good for me, but not too too late.  I work early Saturday morning.  7am baby!


OKAY!! cool. then I changed the draft time to: Fri Oct 14 11:45pm EDT
don't have to start at that time. me and KT can just piss around for a few hrs.

DAMN...Oilers lost their first game against the Kings but shit. Sean Avery seriously needs to get his melon cracked open. Jason Smith got nailed with a double minor and it was all over. And yo Masa, you think Rangers miss Jason Labarbera?? Dude was stoning us left and right.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 14, 2005, 05:47:01 AM
Wow, I didn't know that Alex Ovechkin was 2 years older than Sidney Crosby.  This shouldn't have an effect on which of them I want on draft day, however.  That is, if I want either of them. 8)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 14, 2005, 10:02:15 AM
lol. Alex Ovechkin been waiting around for a while too XD XD

How about this story outta the Oilers-Kings game the other day??

Steve Avery seriously needs to get his ass kicked. Calling Georges Laraque a "monkey" and Craig MacTavish and Laraque like faced off against Avery in the parking lot but that little pussy backed away. People blame Laraque for not beating the shit out of Avery took on Jason Smith instead (who bloodied Avery's face ROFL!) ... Denis Gauthier took off his helmet and tried to fight Avery but he backed down. Back Geroges Laraque on this one of course. If he woulda grabbed Avery and beat the shit outta him, it woulda been instigator in a close game (was 1-1 at the time). I can't wait for December 23rd rematch. Someone needs to teach Sean Avery a fatal lesson.   :twisted:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on October 14, 2005, 07:15:07 PM
Did we have a draft already?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 15, 2005, 07:48:37 AM
Quote from: ctz
Did we have a draft already?


AHHH Looks like we did. I SWEAR I set it at "Live"
but it autodrafted when we (the Canadian boys) weren't around. Whatever!! :P

 :evil: DAMN refs screwed the game. Old guys refuse to call penalties during the 3rd! Stars got lucky tonite vs the Oilers. but who can't resist 9-1 games like Toronto over Atlanta??
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 16, 2005, 06:18:25 AM
FUCK YOU KIPPPER!!!  :evil:  :x

Brett Hull crying like a lil bitch:
(http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/9632/cryingbitch7wo.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 17, 2005, 12:15:47 AM
Whatever man, Brett Hull could become a CFL quarterback for like, 5 more years or so.  Oh wait, nevermind, Canadians don't like him. :x
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on October 17, 2005, 04:17:09 PM
Did Hull have any spesific reason to quit?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 18, 2005, 03:59:31 AM
Yeah, he's a whiny pussy, that's why.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 18, 2005, 09:33:46 AM
ROFL. No no...Cootz man. Brett just realized that he is just hanging around trying to pad his stats, realize he will never have more assists than goals and be a Hall of Fame Floater. Unlike all those other dudes who retired this year. They knew when to quit.

Can't believe the Rangers are in 1st place! Tied with Ottawa?? When did hell freeze over? How about Theo Fleury playing in Belfast?? Not even the Native Indian league wanted him!

http://www.sportinglife.com/others/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=others/05/10/14/ICEHOCKEY_Belfast.html

Tonite. Paul Coffey's jersey goes to the rafters of The Coliseum:

(http://img417.imageshack.us/img417/385/cofffront1ok.jpg)

And peep this:
--- Andreas Schwabe wrote:

> Hi there. Your question was answered during today's "LiveChat" show on
> edmontonoilers.com. As an added bonus for Mr. Coffey's historic jersey
> retirement, he autographed all the printed question sheets we used.
> Please send us your mail address (snail mail) and we'll pop it in the
> mail for you.
>
> Take care;
> Andreas Schwabe
> Webmaster
>
HAHAHA!! I squeezed in some shit this morning like "Any thought on returning to Edmonton to finish your career?" better than the usual crap ... got listen to the archive to see how he replied.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 23, 2005, 10:44:24 AM
check it out...fuck the backlog but gotta get my Coff props, checked him out at City Hall - here's my video and pix. The best part was near the end of this clip where he waves the towel when a councillor gave it to him to wipe the tears:

DOWNLOAD => http://www.savefile.com/files/2205747

(http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/4845/coffeycityhalldsc011639wq.th.jpg) (http://img455.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coffeycityhalldsc011639wq.jpg)(http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/7096/coffeycityhalldsc011695tz.th.jpg) (http://img455.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coffeycityhalldsc011695tz.jpg)

Total Class man. Dude can still skate with ease.

How ironic that one of the guys Edmonton traded for Coffey, Moe Mantha has been accused of hazing four rookies, were crammed naked into the bathroom on the team bus while travelling back from a pre-season game last month.

(http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/2576/manthawin185x2506mc.jpg)

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/Junior/2005/10/19/1269086-sun.html

And you know Snoop is an Oiler fan too (ripped off some guys sig)
(http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/7096/snoopoiler4ra.jpg)
even if they've lost 6 in a row :evil:

Then our boy Tony Salmelainen scores 5 goals against Helsink in the Finnish League!! First player to score 5 goals in a Finnish league game in 15 years!    :evil:

At least the Avs loss featured a great hit by Jani Rita on Andrew Brunette, then Laraque just pummelled Brad May a few shifts later for like going after Rita. Just for once Big Georges didn't let up and killed May!! Can't wait till  Tuesday.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 26, 2005, 05:58:26 AM
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKK!!

Jani Rita you fucker!! Turning it over. 48 seconds left and we coulda got a point. Oilers go down 5-3 to the Avs. That's SEVEN straight losses.

I like that Conklin is in the minors, I'm psyched to see what Mike Morrison can do lol. A trade? let's hope so.

Preds ain't gonna be easy...Kariya and their shit stained unis just keep rolling along. FUCKIN WHAT THE...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 28, 2005, 08:40:37 AM
Whhoooaaa...first Nashvillle loses their first game.

And Penguins win their first. Lemieux says "Fuck you cocksuckers! I'm a shoot the puck!"

(http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/7996/captpaks10710280305thrasherspe.jpg)

Everyone should play Atlanta all the time!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 29, 2005, 09:58:37 PM
(http://img429.imageshack.us/img429/8111/r11490293075jn.jpg)

OILERS END 7 GAME LOSING STREAK!!  (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=141270&hubname=nhl)5-3 over Dallas despited Turco's sick saves!

Great ejection by The Captain Jason Smith too...Moreau was beating up Steve Ott (who was refusing to drop em) when some bitch came in and Gator just pounded him.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on October 29, 2005, 10:07:25 PM
You know, I was wondering about that. Wasn't Ryan Smyth the captain for the last few seasons?  :?  :?  :?   What's up with the switch?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 30, 2005, 07:10:51 AM
Shit, Senators spank the Maple Leafs 8-0, in ACC.  Insane.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 30, 2005, 08:13:37 AM
Quote from: TheQuickening
You know, I was wondering about that. Wasn't Ryan Smyth the captain for the last few seasons?  :?  :?  :?   What's up with the switch?


Oh. He was never captain...just "A"lternate.  

Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Shit, Senators spank the Maple Leafs 8-0, in ACC.  Insane.


DESERVED!! Just cuz Eric Lindros is on "fire" they think they're cup contenders. EDDIE EDDDIEEEE!! PLus, losers have "Thank you LEAF fans" unlike the rest of the league.

...then there's the Oilers!! WE ON A TWO GAME WIN STREAK!!

(http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/2063/capttnmh10610300422oilerspreda.jpg)

Fuck that is nice. Radek Dvorak was on crack, got like 8 shots. and that little girly man Ales Hemsky had like 4 points. Gotta check my fantasy team ROFL
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 02, 2005, 10:35:27 AM
FUCKING 3 in a row for the Oilers. Georges Laraque played insane. Hitting bitches, getting loose pucks and getting the assist on Todd Harvey's goal = 100th point in the NHL. 5-1 blowout of Columbus. Fuckin Hemsky got slashed on the face and no penalty. then went bleeding and scored a roofer on the power play ... SWEET. And all the bandwagonners jump back on ROFL

But shit. Rick Nash played his first game back and knocked out Mike Peca's chiclets:

(http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/5197/r10086953733kc.jpg)

And fuck. No wonder Brett Hull is such a wanker. His dad charges 8x10 glossies at an autograph session @ WEM.


http://www.westedmall.com/hours/events.asp#10110

Ridiculous prices.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on November 04, 2005, 08:14:14 AM
How about 4 in a row now?  4-3 in OT against the Red Hot Chicken Wings?  "That was a hell of a tip, boys!!"  And Sid scoring a 2 goal game!  Fuck  yeah!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 04, 2005, 09:42:42 AM
old news: Pavel Bure...finally retired. I heard he did a few weeks ago but finally made it official as he became an exec of Russia's National Team. Dude was SO fuckin lethal, too bad he did jack shit for the Rangers.

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/4438/captny17111011747burerussiaoly.jpg)

Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
How about 4 in a row now?  4-3 in OT against the Red Hot Chicken Wings?  "That was a hell of a tip, boys!!"  And Sid scoring a 2 goal game!  Fuck  yeah!


SHIT YES!! and snapping the Red Wings 9 game win streak?? Raffi Torres with the winner:

(http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/999/oilers76368252mb.jpg)

Everytime Pronger is on  the ice, it gives you wood with those picture perfect passes and snuffing out the Datsyuks and Holmstroms. Total fuckin domination with 3 assists.


hahaha...I gotta snap up some Sens in the Fantasy League before you guys catch on :P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on November 04, 2005, 12:16:04 PM
Uhh... I'm so out of NHL :D Why did Bure quit? Did he hurt himself or something? No one is leaving NHL just for Russia's National Team :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on November 04, 2005, 11:31:17 PM
Quote from: daigong
old news: Pavel Bure...finally retired. I heard he did a few weeks ago but finally made it official as he became an exec of Russia's National Team. Dude was SO fuckin lethal, too bad he did jack shit for the Rangers.

Retired???  :?  :?  :?  What the fuck?  He's like what, early to mid-30's?  I can still remember when he was a greenhorn struggling to speak English for his North American interviews...god am I that old???
 :(  :(  :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on November 05, 2005, 11:30:16 PM
Pavel Bure was just one of those guys with all the God-given talent, but zero work ethic.  After the Canucks lost the Cup finals in 94, he wasn't the same.

And I'm TOTALLY not paying attention to Fantasy Hockey.  I really should be though.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 07, 2005, 07:33:17 AM
I'm just stunned at all the scoring we're getting these days. 10 12 goals per game?

Quote from: SexyBeam'sPeeDrinker
And I'm TOTALLY not paying attention to Fantasy Hockey.  I really should be though.


LMFAO. Masa when and scooped up the Top 10 players in scoring yet he's last!! XDXD

Wake up!! Liles is on a cold streak...and so are the Avs!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ytl on November 07, 2005, 10:19:14 PM
Go! Canucks GO!  

Go! SENS GO!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on November 08, 2005, 06:54:06 PM
Aw, looks like the Oilers got stopped at 5 wins in a row.  Hey, it just means time for a new streak to start!  Turco was just fuckin' amazing in net tho!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 09, 2005, 10:58:30 AM
Fuck!!  :evil: now it's 2 in a row for the Oilers. Georges had a good beat down but man, what was up with the last second goal ... we coulda got a point at least ARRGH...the rookies made some dumb mistakes. Hopefully the overpaid veterans that are injured will back friday.

(http://img496.imageshack.us/img496/8543/r1766514432hm.jpg)

Milestones achieved: Cujo tied Grant Fuhr on the wins list. Pierre Turgeon got 500. So WHAT?? They're going into the HALL OF FAME??

I said this earlier in this thread. Glenn Anderson should be in the Hall of Fame. Year after year we see these shmucks going in. All this shit of Cam Neely typifyinig the Power Forward. Dude has 6 Cups. Shit. IF dude can attack the net and skate like this...

(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/3710/andersonglenn6nd.jpg)

Dude scored 498 goals and 601 assists in 1129 regular season games, and added another 93 goals and 121 assists in 225 playoff games. Just cuz he's a deadbeat dad...WTF NHL.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 12, 2005, 09:21:06 AM
Whoa...washed my Oilers bandana and they won 3-1 over the Jackets. Good to have Peca back in the lineup.

(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/4347/ohmaaainn6ex.jpg)

Man. Jussi has been on fire for us. 13 straight starts. Saved our asses thru the 1st two periods.

...the country is going apeshit over Sidney Crosby spinning the waterbottle at Molson Centre. OOOHHH ...Ovechkin has more goals! And he's on my Fantasy Team HA! Plus Joni Pitkanen! XD

And the NHL most valuable and least valuable teams/brands were named according to Forbes. Guess who topped the list?

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Render&c=Article&cid=1131663013162&call_pageid=968867503640

Well Edmonton was the least valuable XDXD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ytl on November 13, 2005, 07:58:59 AM
I just went to the SENS game, my 1st NHL game in person!!!

And what a great deal!!!!  $16 for $71 tix, dinner at my friend's house, he even drove me there so I only spent the whole night for only $16!!!!  AND..... I got FREE PIZZA coz the SENS won 6-1!!!

I also picked up a free poster in the Corel Centre too.  Thanks my friend Eric for hooking me up.

(http://s90257094.onlinehome.us/bbs/My1stNHL/Ticket.JPG)

(http://s90257094.onlinehome.us/bbs/My1stNHL/IMG_0158_shrinked.JPG)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on November 13, 2005, 09:03:43 PM
Free pizza?  THAT ALONE makes it worth it!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 15, 2005, 10:31:02 AM
LOL!! So that's how they boost attendance stats in Ottawa XD XD

The Oilers are retiring the championship banners cuz they're all worn out..and auctioning them :O

Hope to catch either Detroit or Chicago game this week ... but Oilers keep on cruising. Jussi Markkanen got the rest. Mike Morrison with the first start and win!!! Pronger with his first goal. 5-2 over Colorado!! YES!

(http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/4049/captdxa10611150444oilersavalan.jpg)

Northwest Division is getting fuckin tight now as Iginla is getting hot and Flames win 8 in row. And what up with their gay ass hard hats. XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 16, 2005, 10:27:26 AM
Nice. Dunno how Fedorov Sr. is doing but sure woulda like this dude on our team - but he's been quiet WTF?

(http://img492.imageshack.us/img492/6131/20051115t222234364x450usnhlfed.jpg)

Traded for former Oiler Tyler Wright and some other scrubs...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on November 16, 2005, 10:06:54 PM
So the Ducks dealt Sergei Federov to Columbus... :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=143183&hubname=
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on November 17, 2005, 07:18:30 PM
Yeah, I think it was a salary cap thing.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 18, 2005, 03:44:47 PM
^ lol forgot to write what team. And Todd Marchant was put on waivers and cleared em. The sad part in the new NHL...

NICE! THAT'S how the new NHL is supposed to be...fuckin 7 goals in the last 15 minutes of the game topped off with a bullet in OT. the penalty that set up the PP in OT:

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3851/captedm10711180458redwingsoile.jpg)

Sweet play by Horcoff tying 4 assists in a period record set by Gretz, Messier, and Kurri. Plus Ryan Smyth got 2 goals tying him with Paul Coffey for 5th all time in team history. I never knew that fucker could roof it like that.

...Carolina keeps rolling along. :O I wonder if anyone picked up Eric Staal in their draft?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 20, 2005, 09:48:29 AM
Crap, and I thought if Khabibulin sat out we'd kick ass...instead Craig Anderson shut em down :evil:

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/6286/captedm10311200440blackhawksoi1.jpg)

Cool they're replacing the 22 Championship banners with new ones (http://www.edmontonoilers.com/news/index.php?id=165&type=press)...and auctioning em off WTF?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on November 20, 2005, 02:34:32 PM
At least they won't modernize the banner designs.

Daigong is already saving money for Oilers Stanley Cup banner? :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 23, 2005, 09:33:29 AM
Quote from: ctz
At least they won't modernize the banner designs.

Daigong is already saving money for Oilers Stanley Cup banner? :D


They cost 30,000 Canadian :o

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/4383/banners1jo.jpg)

and this was the prints they were giving out
(http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/8206/banner26lq.jpg)

Poor Todd Marchant. Placed on waivers again then picked up by the Ducks. XD

Good to hear Jiri Fischer is doing alright. Last nite collapsed with a seizure, he was brought back to life cuz the doctors were quick to act.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on November 24, 2005, 01:25:19 AM
Hey, at least Todd's gonna hook up with Teemu.  In Anaheim, hockey's just about the money anyway.

And Jiri's been released from the hospital now, he's relaxing at home.  That's the kind of thing that doesn't matter what sport you play - its the coming together of the people that saves lives that is more important when we need each other.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on November 24, 2005, 01:36:24 AM
that incident with Jiri Fischer was scary, good thing they had that heart defibrillator close by.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 24, 2005, 09:12:46 AM
They were talking about all those times they had emergency situations on the ice. Like Chris Pronger getting a puck in the chest and his heart stopped. Or guys skates slashed open their neck. Even with all the gear on, athletes are just vulnerable like you or me.

On a more positive note, I'm beating all ur asses in the NHL Fantasy League!! No one picked up McCabe? HA!

Ethan Moreau scored the winner, ... Oilers keep rolling 4-3 over the Wild. Laraque got a good fight in too.  Friday's matchup against the Flames is must watch hockey.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on November 25, 2005, 02:39:08 AM
Why? Every1 knows Kippy will shut out the Oilers and the black man will own Markkanen or Morrison, whoever starts  :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 25, 2005, 08:22:40 AM
:o

The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency said he suspects as many as a third of the NHL's 700 players may take some form of performance-enhancing substances. (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AsZvqpVPJFMbQ2sd.2eYUTc5nYcB?slug=ap-pound-nhlsteroids&prov=ap&type=lgns)

Quote from: Sponge Bob
Why? Every1 knows Kippy will shut out the Oilers and the black man will own Markkanen or Morrison, whoever starts  :D


ROFL! You mean Iggy?! Friday nite shall be good. Morrison most likely. We get our own black man to beat up everyone!!

(http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/6833/blackamn347284922pe.jpg)

Rangers keep rolling. What's up with all these crappy teams dominating the standings? XDXD

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2973/captgajb10311250250rangersthra.jpg)

Weekes goes down though.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 26, 2005, 10:32:01 AM
(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/5980/joli3705761un.jpg)

Man, Big Lips Jokkinen finally got a hat trick as Panthers end they 12 game losing streak!!

And Oilers smoke Flames in SHOOT OUT!! Fuck I'm loving it cuz we haven't lost yet! :D

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/5498/captlmd10611260459flamesoilers.jpg)

The Flames forechecking was suffocating! glad we pulled that out?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on November 26, 2005, 05:57:56 PM
Quote from: daigong
:o

The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency said he suspects as many as a third of the NHL's 700 players may take some form of performance-enhancing substances. (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AsZvqpVPJFMbQ2sd.2eYUTc5nYcB?slug=ap-pound-nhlsteroids&prov=ap&type=lgns)


Funny. He was speaking at my law school that day.


I missed his talk since I wanted to have lunch.  8)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on November 27, 2005, 02:57:08 AM
Quote from: daigong
And Oilers smoke Flames in SHOOT OUT!! Fuck I'm loving it cuz we haven't lost yet! :D

The Flames forechecking was suffocating! glad we pulled that out?


Ouch, i got told  :wink:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 29, 2005, 08:39:17 AM
Quote from: Sponge Bob
Ouch, i got told  :wink:


Finally. After nearly 8 games. Are you a Flames Fan? XD

How about the Rangers going into the longest shootout ever. 15 rounds and  Marek Malik does that fuckin in between the legs through the FIVE HOLE. Shit. it took 20 watches of Sportscentre to see what dude was doing. Slats. u done well.  8)

Quote from: Asmodai

Funny. He was speaking at my law school that day.


I missed his talk since I wanted to have lunch.  8)


WILD!! He shoulda  yelled  "YA CRACK HEAD!"
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on November 29, 2005, 04:16:19 PM
Well, what you NHL watchers think about new shootout rule? We have had it 2-3 years now in Finland, and I think it sucks. After a tight match, winner is decided by random :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on November 30, 2005, 07:11:46 AM
Overall it sucks cuz its really random, but if u happen to have a pwnage goalie like Hasek, it doesnt really matter.  Damn Ottawa owned the Habs  :x
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 01, 2005, 05:09:29 AM
Holy fuck, Joe Thornton to the Sharks for Wayne Primeau, Marco Sturm, and Brad Stuart?  San Jose got the better side of that trade, thats for sure.  Although probably not a salary cap issue, since Joey is a former 1st round overall pick.

(http://nhl.speedera.net/photos/mugs/8466138.jpg)
http://tsn.ca/news_story.asp?ID=145158&hubName=main
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 01, 2005, 06:37:15 AM
Shit.  Just found out too that Jirii Fischer went back to the hospital after suffering another abnormal heartbeat.  Get better dude, I've been surrounded by too much death lately.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 01, 2005, 11:22:53 PM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Shit.  Just found out too that Jirii Fischer went back to the hospital after suffering another abnormal heartbeat.  Get better dude, I've been surrounded by too much death lately.


I guess his career is pretty much over now :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 09, 2005, 10:02:32 AM
Quote from: ctz
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Shit.  Just found out too that Jirii Fischer went back to the hospital after suffering another abnormal heartbeat.  Get better dude, I've been surrounded by too much death lately.


I guess his career is pretty much over now :(


Gotta worry about Super Mario too. Team Canada's hopes for a repeat gold is in limbo.
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4333/capts120851a7lv.jpg)

Glad he's outta the hospital.

Ethan Moreau is DA MAN!! 2 shorthanded breakaway goals. Oilers win 3-2 over Philly. :D
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6392/headshot2ko.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 09, 2005, 08:31:04 PM
I read that these heart-problems in NHL could be sign of using steroids and other doping. Maybe Jiri Fischer would use something, but not Mario :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 12, 2005, 09:02:55 AM
Lemieux's not gonna be on the team after all. I'm surprised he has such a heart condition but with all the cancer and back surgeries...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 12, 2005, 12:10:40 PM
I read today that Penguins is going to move from Pitsburgh if they won't get a new arena. Probably just an empty threat to someone who makes decisions about stuff like this. I don't believe they're going anywhere because of crappy arena, if the team's economy is good anyway.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on December 12, 2005, 08:45:43 PM
Quote from: ctz
I read today that Penguins is going to move from Pitsburgh if they won't get a new arena. Probably just an empty threat to someone who makes decisions about stuff like this. I don't believe they're going anywhere because of crappy arena, if the team's economy is good anyway.

Actually, I don't think the team's economy is doing that well.  From what I've heard they haven't been doing well with fan attendance over the past few years (i.e. attendance has been dropping).   That could be part of the reason why the whole arena thing is a serious issue.  I mean, would you build a new arena if there are no fans to fill in the seats?  The arena that they are using now is around 20-some years old.  Chances are it hasn't seen much in the ways of renovations/maintenance.  But you know what, considering that Pittsburgh is a pretty big sports town, one would think that the issue wouldn't have been drawing so much debate.  When the Pens won the draft lottery and nabbed Crosby, there was talk that it was hoped that all the hype around him (especially playing with Lemieux) would draw the hockey fans back to the games.

The rumors of the Pens moving have been going for some time now.  Apparently Kansas City is looking to get a franchise.  I'm sure the people in Winnipeg would probably like to get NHL hockey back there (though I hear the Moose put on a pretty good show).  At any rate, it's all speculation until an official announcement is made.  Until then, we'll just have to wait and see.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 12, 2005, 10:42:09 PM
Well I don't know nothing about Penguins' economy. I thought US teams are quite ok with their economy.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on December 12, 2005, 11:45:11 PM
Quote from: ctz
Well I don't know nothing about Penguins' economy. I thought US teams are quite ok with their economy.


It depends. The NHL doesn't have a good TV deal, so they struggle a bit in smaller markets. The Penguins in particular have been on the verge of bankruptcy for years now.


The NFL has a great TV deal and great revenue sharing and a better product, so they tend not to have these problems.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 13, 2005, 12:45:31 AM
Quote from: TheQuickening
The rumors of the Pens moving have been going for some time now.  Apparently Kansas City is looking to get a franchise.  I'm sure the people in Winnipeg would probably like to get NHL hockey back there (though I hear the Moose put on a pretty good show).  At any rate, it's all speculation until an official announcement is made.  Until then, we'll just have to wait and see.


Damn straight the Moose put on a good show.  Ever since they moved to Manitoba from Minnesota, they've been the only pro hockey we've seen.  NHL doesn't come here for exhibition games or anything, so to nab a team like the Penguins would be awesome, although they would definitely preempt the Moose's AHL games.  If NHL came back, I would definitely go and see more games: I guess its one of those things when you don't know what you've got until its gone.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 13, 2005, 09:16:39 AM
And Bettman is determined to get a Canadian franchise again. Florida or Anaheim had rumblings of moving too. It'd be fuckin great if Winnipeg gets a franchise again. If they wanted rivalries. shit, the ol'Smythe division battles were epic.

Did ya see Jiri Fischer's press conference...shit. not a dry eye in the building. hope he gets back on skates soon.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on December 14, 2005, 04:51:57 AM
Holy balls the thrashers and red wings game was crazy, super high scoring to be exact
7-6 thrashers

Lol at the panthers - predators game

7-3 panthers, yes panthers
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 14, 2005, 10:04:39 AM
Thank god for the new NHL.

Despite all that  :evil:  :evil: good comeback by Ty Conklin. Team USA backup for sure but man, too many penalties and Oil drop one in a shootout. I'm starting to hate it now :lol: cuz Oilers lost 2 straight in shootouts.

Poor Canucks fans. Dan Cloutier is out for the season?? 4 months..so they'll be milking the Moose for someone.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on December 14, 2005, 05:36:00 PM
Quote from: daigong
they'll be milking the Moose

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol: I read that out loud, it just sounded weird/pervvy.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on December 16, 2005, 04:39:35 AM
I just found out the Senators suck without Havlat and Hasek, cuz the Stars just owned them courtesy of Turco with a shutout  :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 16, 2005, 08:58:45 AM
Quote from: daigong
Poor Canucks fans. Dan Cloutier is out for the season?? 4 months..so they'll be milking the Moose for someone.


Wade Flaherty is the best goalie on the Moose atm, but I don't think they'd take him.  He's getting old and such, but he's still damn good.

And Eddie Olcyzk no longer head coach of the Pens.  Poor guy.  I hope he gets another crack at it.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 16, 2005, 10:33:01 AM
Yea man. Pens suck cuz ya just don't build a team based on stats. Now Oilers...yea son. We beats Montreal's ass again 5-3!! Fuckin Ethan Moreau brings tears to my eyes with his break neck speed and "put it all on the line" attitude. Reminds ya of #11

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9324/moreau7tm.jpg)
thank god for the delay of game penalty. 6 shots in periods 2 and 3 for the Habs! WTF?

Quote from: TheQuickening
Quote from: daigong
they'll be milking the Moose

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol: I read that out loud, it just sounded weird/pervvy.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Every thing outta my piehole is pervy. :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 19, 2005, 09:49:06 AM
Amazing game last nite 5-4 in OT...even better listening to O!P Chans singing while Horcoff was zooming in for the tying goal! Peca! You just earned your 4 million. That backhander was SWEET.
(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/8075/peca363355ev.jpg)
And man, MacT was picking his nose (or was it a scratch?) on national TV XD XD

Trade Rumors:
http://www.sportsline.com/nhl/story/NHL_SC-RUMOR
A big deal could be brewing between the Sabres and Edmonton Oilers, says the Ottawa Sun. Edmonton would send TRW Radek Dvorak, C Marty Reasoner, D Cory Cross and G Ty Conklin to the Sabres in exchange for RW Maxim Afinogenov, D Rory Fitzpatrick and G Mika Noronen.

I want Martin Biron XD XD

Jagr athlete of year in native country
http://www.sportsline.com/nhl/story/9102176
- for what?? He didn't even play hockey last year? And he's got a good season so far but who knows how long it'll last? Rangers are the biggest surprise in the NHL
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 19, 2005, 09:52:57 AM
Fuck Joe Sakic and Colorado Avalanche  :x

Quote from: daigong

Trade Rumors:
http://www.sportsline.com/nhl/story/NHL_SC-RUMOR
A big deal could be brewing between the Sabres and Edmonton Oilers, says the Ottawa Sun. Edmonton would send TRW Radek Dvorak, C Marty Reasoner, D Cory Cross and G Ty Conklin to the Sabres in exchange for RW Maxim Afinogenov, D Rory Fitzpatrick and G Mika Noronen.

Noronen will be moved soon for sure, Sabres have got three NHL level goalies and out of those three, Noronen is the worst. Dude's probably the worst finnish NHL goalie at the moment.

Quote from: daigong

Jagr athlete of year in native country
http://www.sportsline.com/nhl/story/9102176
- for what?? He didn't even play hockey last year? And he's got a good season so far but who knows how long it'll last? Rangers are the biggest surprise in the NHL

Dude was on fire in the World Championship games. He even killed yall canadians in the finals.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 19, 2005, 10:41:05 AM
Just bench Weekes goddammit!

Quote from: Masa
Noronen will be moved soon for sure, Sabres have got three NHL level goalies and out of those three, Noronen is the worst. Dude's probably the worst finnish NHL goalie at the moment.


No way Lowe is gonna get another NHL level goalie...someone's gotta go to the minors. so I smell a fuckin fleecing. :evil:

Quote from: Masa

Dude was on fire in the World Championship games. He even killed yall canadians in the finals.


hmm...forgot all about that XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 20, 2005, 06:14:29 AM
R.I.P. Phyllis "Wayne's mom" Gretzky  :cry:

Phyllis Gretzky, mother of Wayne Gretzky, succumbs to cancer at 64

TORONTO (AP) - Phyllis Gretzky, the mother of hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, died Monday night. She was 64.

She was diagnosed with lung cancer late in 2004 and died two nights after her son took an indefinite leave of absence as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes to return home to Ontario to be with her.

"Throughout my career, she was in the background but she was the glue," Wayne Gretzky said at the time of his mother's diagnosis. "She's always been the toughest in the family."

Gretzky, the NHL's career leading scorer, left the Coyotes on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

He also is the executive director of Canada's Olympic hockey team, which is expected to announce its roster for the Turin Games on Wednesday.

It is not known when or if he will return to those jobs.

http://www.nhl.com/news/2005/12/248642.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 20, 2005, 06:21:30 AM
RIP Wayne Gretzky's Mom. Cancer is a bitch. :(

Well...great win by the Oilers anyhow. 5-4 over the Flames!! Igor Ulanov was on FIRE! :bounce blob:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on December 21, 2005, 06:35:03 PM
Thoughts and prayers go to the Gretzky family and the town of Brantford, on the tragic loss of Mrs. Phyllis Greztky.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on December 23, 2005, 01:26:22 AM
RIP Mrs. Greztky.


In other news, the lineup for Canada's Olympic Men's Hockey team has been announced: http://www.hockeycanada.ca/1/8/0/0/0/index1.shtml

Nice to see Bertuzzi, Spezza, and Staal there.  In some ways, I was hoping that Crosby would be included as well, but it's probably for the best that he isn't this year.  Let him build up more experience and further develop his game. That way, in 2010 (when the games are in Vancouver/Whistler), he'll be a definite MUST have.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on December 23, 2005, 06:14:04 AM
i hate cancer
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 23, 2005, 07:48:59 AM
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7960/main0te.jpg)
Yeeaah. :canada: is gonna kick ass.

I like this Quebec MP are complaining about Shane Doan's selection - saying he said a slur to some refs.

The competition looks rough. Czechs are stacked with Jagr and Hemsky leading the way. Swedes got Captain Sundin, Forsbeg, Nasland. Too bad US dropped JR, I doubt they'd be as strong as in Salt Lake.

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/OtherSports/2005/12/22/1365075-cp.html

I'm liking the news Kipper is off the team Finland. to rest a hip injury. Means Jussi Markkanen might get a spot!

and WTF? It's December 22, 2005. And the Oilers are (tied) on top of the Northwest!
(http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/2131/nhlcanucksoilershockeyvcrz1260.jpg)
Finally beating the division foes we be playing every other day. Can you believe back-to-back games against the Wild - BOTH games in Minnesota? What a game last nite! 7-6 and it was still a 6 on 3 at the end. Ruutu that lil bitch, head hunting Ales Hemsky. Georges Laraque got right in his face and that chicken shit backed off :evil:

Hope Laraque beats the shit outta that redneck Steve Avery tmr!

And anyone catching the World Juniors? Lots of good prospects/projects of the major teams....Boxing Day - Canada v Finland  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 23, 2005, 10:24:58 AM
Yeeeeah bitches, Rangers beat the Stanley Cup champs 4-2 :w00t:
Jaromir "The Mullet" Jagr had three assists and Tom " :evil: " Poti scored the game winning goal. It's about time Poti did something. I still wanna see him get traded tho.
 
Quote from: daigong
I'm liking the news Kipper is off the team Finland. to rest a hip injury. Means Jussi Markkanen might get a spot!

We are so fucking screwed without Kipper  :(

Quote from: daigong
Ruutu that lil bitch, head hunting Ales Hemsky. Georges Laraque got right in his face and that chicken shit backed off :evil:

Word. Jarkko Ruutu is a bitch, even finns hate that fucker.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 23, 2005, 10:42:17 AM
Quote
I'm liking the news Kipper is off the team Finland. to rest a hip injury. Means Jussi Markkanen might get a spot!


:o

I didn' know he won't play. I hope the other goalies won't suck too badly.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on December 23, 2005, 06:29:28 PM
So I was watching Sportscentre, and on comes this report about some fuckin' politician from Quebec is throwing a hissy fit over Shane Doan's being named to the Olympic team because he thinks Doan made anti-francophone remarks at a recent Coyotes/Habs game in Montreal.  Talk about some fucking nerve, sullying the naming of the Olympic hockey team by bringing politics into the discussion.  If you ask me he's just trying to draw attention to the fuckin' election. :x  :x  :x

The NHL did an investigation about the incident and determined that Doan didn't do anything wrong and said he didn't have to apologize or anything like that.  However that doesn't seem to be good enough for this politician, who still believes that the remarks were made.  He's demanding that Doan publicly apologize for making the alleged remarks (which the NHL investigation determined were not made), and that Hockey Canada remove Doan from the lineup.  You know what I say to that politician? Two words: PROVE IT!!!  And "witnesses" don't count because the game was in Montreal, so of course the fans there are gonna say he badmouthed francophones (even if he didn't really do it).  The politician needs some HARDCORE proof, ie. video footage in which we see and, more importantly, HEAR Doan making these alleged comments.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 24, 2005, 10:50:59 AM
The dude was on the radio today...Liberals are so inconsistent on their ethics and this guy was defending that he just wanted Doan to jsut admit it. And he got problems with these pro guys representing the country? Like Heatley and his who manslaughter deal.

Whoa. Oilers beat the Kings 5-3 on a goal off the skate by Hemsky. And Canucks lose 6-5 in SO...who'd thunk. 2nd in the West??
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/1176/thepoweroflove020wo.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on December 24, 2005, 04:53:12 PM
Quote from: TheQuickening
So I was watching Sportscentre, and on comes this report about some fuckin' politician from Quebec is throwing a hissy fit over Shane Doan's being named to the Olympic team because he thinks Doan made anti-francophone remarks at a recent Coyotes/Habs game in Montreal.  Talk about some fucking nerve, sullying the naming of the Olympic hockey team by bringing politics into the discussion.  If you ask me he's just trying to draw attention to the fuckin' election. :x  :x  :x

The NHL did an investigation about the incident and determined that Doan didn't do anything wrong and said he didn't have to apologize or anything like that.  However that doesn't seem to be good enough for this politician, who still believes that the remarks were made.  He's demanding that Doan publicly apologize for making the alleged remarks (which the NHL investigation determined were not made), and that Hockey Canada remove Doan from the lineup.  You know what I say to that politician? Two words: PROVE IT!!!  And "witnesses" don't count because the game was in Montreal, so of course the fans there are gonna say he badmouthed francophones (even if he didn't really do it).  The politician needs some HARDCORE proof, ie. video footage in which we see and, more importantly, HEAR Doan making these alleged comments.

I agree.  Without some actual evidence to back up the accusations, it's just his word against Doan's.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 25, 2005, 10:31:53 PM
WORLD JR's START TOMORROW, BITCHES!!!  Opening Game for Canada and Finland are against each other!!!  Just like our NHL Pool, its Masa & Coot's homeland vs Daigong & K_T's homeland for hockey supremacy!!!

Watch out for the hella offensively stacked Russian and American teams, despite their questionable defense... :o
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 26, 2005, 01:38:36 PM
Actually I don't know anything about finnish JR-team. But I have heard rumors that they suck.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 27, 2005, 06:51:06 AM
w00t!!!  Canada opens up with a 5-1 vicorty over the Finns!

(http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20051226/canada_boyd_76833.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on December 27, 2005, 07:34:55 AM
Yay!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 27, 2005, 09:49:07 AM
their jersey looked funky

omg canucks lost again
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 27, 2005, 10:16:15 AM
I knew they suck! Poor finns :( I hope Finland gets its revenge in Torino.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 27, 2005, 10:25:49 AM
LOL @ the fight between Darcy Tucker and that other guy. He looked so funny when he got pwned by the helmet
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on December 27, 2005, 07:41:02 PM
Watching the WJHC right now.  U.S. vs Norway.  The Canadian crowd is chanting "Let's Go Norway" (clap, clap, clap clap clap) over and over!  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 28, 2005, 08:02:23 AM
Quote from: JFC
Watching the WJHC right now.  U.S. vs Norway.  The Canadian crowd is chanting "Let's Go Norway" (clap, clap, clap clap clap) over and over!  :lol:


They should have chanted  more... 11-2. :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TheQuickening on December 29, 2005, 12:09:21 AM
Welcome back to the Great One. Wayne's gonna be back behind the bench when the Coyotes play tonight.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on January 03, 2006, 02:36:18 AM
Dany Heatly got PWNED by the Thrasher fans, and by the Thrashers themselves  :bounce:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on January 03, 2006, 03:39:20 AM
WJHC again, Quarter-Final action.  Finland just beat Sweden 1-0 in OT, and the Swedes are complaining that the net was knocked off of the moorings when the goal was scored. It wasn't (TV replay clearly shows that), and the Finns now move on to face :canada: in the Semi-Finals!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 03, 2006, 05:52:57 AM
Canucks officaily suck. Losing to the Blues..
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 03, 2006, 10:06:18 AM
Finns are gonna get raped by the Canadians!! :sheeplove:

US just squeeaked one out over the Czechs. Jack Johnson is gonna  get it one of these games. :twisted:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on January 04, 2006, 01:57:41 AM
So is it gonna be a Canada - Russia final?  :wink:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 04, 2006, 04:23:44 AM
I'm hoping some USA-Canada! Tuuka Rask looked good yesterday but HA! 4-0 :sheep love: like I predicted ROFL

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/626/ppppwnnnd88284676tr.jpg)

Komarov is like Ruutu Junior.

Lots of good prospects here,  Lauri Korpinsaki is a Rangers pick. Bobby Ryan #2 pick of Ducks behind Crosby. And Evegeni Malkin of Russia.

SCOOOREEES! Edmonton is dominating the Blackhawks (finally lol) 4-0 atm in the 2nd. :halo:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on January 04, 2006, 07:31:30 AM
IT"S GONNA BE CANADA vs RUSSIA in the finals!  USA lost 5-1!!!  And man, did they lose  their discipline during the last 5 min or what?  I mean, they were acting like the goon patrol out there!

:canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:  :canada:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on January 04, 2006, 10:48:35 PM
Finland sure got heir asses kicked by canadians:( But I'm sure they're gonna beat USA in the bronze game!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on January 05, 2006, 02:02:02 AM
As i predicted ! Boo ya! Go Canada  :bounce:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 06, 2006, 02:25:22 AM
Quote from: ctz
Finland sure got heir asses kicked by canadians:( But I'm sure they're gonna beat USA in the bronze game!



(http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/4775/masaasss53045ew.jpg)(http://img434.imageshack.us/img434/7721/ctzbigdickctz82341ay.jpg)
Nice job Finns!! Whip them US boys 4-2!!

Now it's :canada: 3-0 over Russia!!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 06, 2006, 05:00:19 AM
CANADA WINS WORLD JUNIOR GOLD!

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/9042/captryr10501060336canadaworldj.jpg)
Back to Back!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on January 06, 2006, 05:14:33 AM
5-0 Canadian rapage  :o  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on January 07, 2006, 07:28:35 PM
Yay Finland won the bronze and Canada took the championship. I'm little surprised though, everyone in Finland has been mocking finnish juniors.

Tuukka Rask was the best goaltender of the tournament. I hope we'll see him in Maple Leafs soon.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on January 07, 2006, 09:02:33 PM
Emery is officially screwing up the Senators  :lol: i just noticed
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 08, 2006, 03:56:56 AM
Quote from: Sponge Bob
Emery is officially screwing up the Senators  :lol: i just noticed


hahaha. just a rough nite. No rest for the Hasek.  :lol:

(http://img317.imageshack.us/img317/8831/hlleafsoileredm1026vl.jpg)
But :fuckyou: Leafs. Tellqvist was SOLID. Leafs brought the trap on Hockey Day In Canada  :evil:

Canucks and Flames better tie.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on January 08, 2006, 07:42:50 AM
finally the Cannots won a game vs Flames. Too bad it has to be another OT. its really pathetic how much games they have lost to their division rivals.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 11, 2006, 08:01:47 AM
SWEEET. Horcoff with the hat trick vs Crosby's Penguins. Chris Pronger, during the Oilers skill contest shocked me. Hardest Shot at 102 mph:

(http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/6380/prongs023qo.jpg)


Quote from: ahcheungape
finally the Cannots won a game vs Flames. Too bad it has to be another OT. its really pathetic how much games they have lost to their division rivals.


What do you want? A Stanley Cup? They're playing pretty well without Cloutier...hell Auld might be a better alternative.

(http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/771/sections4903eb.jpg)

This was so funny :lmao:Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jose Theodore got a shock yesterday, when a stranger in full hockey equipment jumped on the ice during the National Hockey League team's practice and shot a puck at him. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20060110/HABSCRASHER10/TPSports/Hockey)


still can't find a link about this... but it was like everyone was taking Ipecac (http://www.miumu.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1635&mforum=jpmx) ... everyone was vomitting in an Alberta junior game from the  :lol:  carbon monoxide fumes from the zamboni.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 11, 2006, 08:11:41 AM
^LOL I saw that habs thing

Man, it was so funny!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on January 13, 2006, 10:21:34 AM
Rangers - Oilers 5-4  :w00t:

Take that daigong! Jaromir The Mullet owned yall bitches  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 13, 2006, 10:42:13 AM
Quote from: Masa
Rangers - Oilers 5-4  :w00t:

Take that daigong! Jaromir The Mullet owned yall bitches  :lol:


Fuck you!! The refs were going crazy with the calls, fuckin Prongs "gloved" it. Harvey and Peca delivered crushing hits. We was killing penalties all nite!

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7082/jagroilersrangershockeyxmsg125.jpg)

MacT owned Jagr with the classic "illegal stick" call  :lol:

And what's that Euro shit that the Rangers do wit the sticks in the air? Rangers = Czech Republic!!

And down in Long Island,  good bye Milberry. Holy fuck, a Chinese guy was the owner? Charles Wang? Great investment foooo  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on January 17, 2006, 02:59:19 PM
Last night there was the most finnish game ever in NHL, when Montreal won Dallas 4-2. Seven finnish players yay!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 18, 2006, 10:06:41 AM
Quote from: ctz
Last night there was the most finnish game ever in NHL, when Montreal won Dallas 4-2. Seven finnish players yay!


And that Jolkienen kid is CRAZY!! Too bad Oilers are in a 3 game losing streak...Colorado and Vancouver are zooming ahead. Damn Markkanen!  :evil:

Talk of Leetch for Poti. Would he return to the Rangers after how Slats did him in?

I still can't get enough of THE GOAL OF THE YEAR

Ovechkin..scoring on his back as he falls down, from a sharp angle! :o

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7929/capitalscoyoteshockeypng1054ku.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on January 18, 2006, 11:32:36 AM
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I still can't get enough of THE GOAL OF THE YEAR

Ovechkin..scoring on his back as he falls down, from a sharp angle!  


I have never seen a goal like that.  That was fuckin amazing.  I think it's THE GOAL OF THE DECADE
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on January 18, 2006, 11:53:26 AM
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:

Fuck Crosby, Ovechkin is The Next One.

Quote from: daigong


I still can't get enough of THE GOAL OF THE YEAR

Ovechkin..scoring on his back as he falls down, from a sharp angle! :o

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7929/capitalscoyoteshockeypng1054ku.jpg)

Here's the video:
http://rapidshare.de/files/11193343/ovechkin.wmv.html

Quote from: daigong
And that Jolkienen kid is CRAZY!! Too bad Oilers are in a 3 game losing streak...Colorado and Vancouver are zooming ahead. Damn Markkanen!  :evil:

You need to step your finnish skills up, dude. It's Jokinen. And now that Tuomo Ruutu is out indefinitely, Jokinen will be playing in the olympics.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on January 19, 2006, 03:44:15 AM
that play was pretty crazy
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 20, 2006, 07:54:54 AM
OHHhH baby. Oilers finally snap their 3 game losing streak. 3-2 in a OT shootout over the Sharks! FUCK YES. Can we get a goalie that is consistent? I doubt it.

Quote from: Masa
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:

Fuck Crosby, Ovechkin is The Next One.


It's crazy. Crosby is not as mature, he's getting hacked and wacked like any skilled player and he's breaking down. Ovechkin makes it look so damn easy. They've been showing Top 10 Goals of All Time, On Their Ass, etc. Most of them are like goals where the guy is actually square to the net, can see the net, despite falling. Ovechkin's goal is like completely blind crashing and he actually is tipping his stick and aiming. FUCKIN GOAL OF THE CENTURY!! :w00t:

Quote from: Masa
You need to step your finnish skills up, dude. It's Jokinen. And now that Tuomo Ruutu is out indefinitely, Jokinen will be playing in the olympics.


The only Finnish I know is what I pick up from Conan O'Brien  :lol:

Good news Peggers :w00t:

Lemieux: "Penguins are for sale"

"We've had quite a few inquiries over the last few months," Lemieux said. "I think the timing was right to look at them and explore them and see what our options are. ... We've laid the foundation for the future and hopefully in a way that they'll stay here forever."

Never say never man!!

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=151407&hubname=
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on January 31, 2006, 05:59:09 PM
Selanne hits 1,000 points

"Only 70 players in NHL history have done that, so it's a big honor to be in that club," the Mighty Ducks' Selanne said Monday night after he scored two goals to reach 1,000 career points in Anaheim's 4-3 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

"I'm very lucky that I've always played with great players who have helped me a lot. You can't score 1,000 points if you don't have great linemates and great teammates."

Scott Niedermayer made sure his Anaheim teammate's milestone wasn't sullied by a loss. Niedermayer scored 1:48 into overtime to give the Ducks the victory.

Selanne's second goal came when he sliced in from the right side and backhanded the puck over goalie Mathieu Garon's right shoulder. Playing his 928th NHL game, the 35-year-old Selanne scored his 476th goal at 8:33 of the third period to put Anaheim up 3-2.

The nine-time All-Star credited Andy McDonald with making an "unbelievable pass" to set up No. 1,000.

"I just tried to get some speed, because I knew the puck was going to come. I had a feeling I was going to score, and I was happy that it was a pretty goal, too and not on a rebound," Selanne said. "Every goal is important, but getting a milestone like that with a pretty goal, it was very special."

His power-play goal in the second period tied it at 1.

When Selanne scored the second, he was mobbed by his teammates, who took turns hugging him. When he returned to the bench, the sellout crowd of 17,174 cheered until he finally stood and waved.

"We were obviously really proud and happy for him," Niedermayer said. "Not only is he a great player, but he's a great guy. He has a lot of fun around the rink and all the guys enjoy him.

"He's really showing the younger guys how to be a professional. He's out there working extremely hard, fighting in the corners for pucks, finishing his checks and playing real well for us."

Said Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle: "Teemu has been a dynamic player for a long time in the league. It's a tribute to him and his commitment to the game."

Selanne is the seventh European to reach 1,000 points, and joins friend Jari Kurri as the only Finns on the list. Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record with 2,857 points.

"Jari was my idol when I was growing up, and I think it's great to follow in his footsteps," Selanne said.

http://mfile.akamai.com/16532/WMV/nhl.download.akamai.com/16532/wm.nhl.na-central/20052006/02/0772/IH_NHL_2006_R_772_LA@ANA_300k_0007_ANA1214010_Goal.asx

Congrats Teemu  :cheers
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on January 31, 2006, 09:07:38 PM
I didn't remember he's that good... He's been so crippled lately that I have forgotten his better days in NHL.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on February 01, 2006, 12:47:53 AM
Fuck, I still remember when he was in his rookie season here in Peg Sheety with the Jets.  It was total Teemu-mania!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 01, 2006, 07:21:48 AM
Yeah. Finnish Flash! He would made it faster if he wasn't so injured but he's been having the fuckin comeback as #13 in Anahemi this year. Let's remember him in Peg Sheety:

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3950/teemuposter4db.jpg)

Ain't Saito we're talking aboot!

...fuck. been a while since I posted here. How about them Oilers? Goddammit. Ethan "Chopper" Moreau, our heart and soul goes and injures his right ankle AT A FUCKIN PICKUP BASKETBALL GAME  :evil:   :evil:

Oilers had a mass FINNISH EXODUS ... ridding us of deadweight Jani Rita and MIA Tony Salmelainen for Dick Tarnstrom and Jaroslav Spacek. Fuck Lowe better get us a goalie.

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2429/prongs448xj.jpg)

I hope to go to the home game vs the Ducks for a LIFESIZE poster of Chris Pronger. Dude is like Norris material - getting PPG after PPG. And that tying goal at 0.3 seconds left vs Phoenix. TOO SWEET.

AND Ray Emery. Been choking in his last few starts, GM John Muckler told him to get Mike Tyson off his mask!!

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7509/rayemery28615528iq.jpg)

"He told me the reason he put Tyson on his mask is because he was an idol of his, as a boxer," said Muckler. "He knows now that (Tyson) he's lost that right because of his conviction as a rapist and also as a female abuser. And he told me he would take the mask off."
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on February 02, 2006, 07:30:43 AM
Ok, although the 2006 AHL Allstar game DID have it moments, I think that I can say that it was by far the WORST display of professional sports that I have ever seen in my life - and probably ever will.  Absolute lack of effort by the majority of both teams, and too many failed attempts at fancy passing instead of being aggressive and taking shots.  Un-fuckin'-real.  Ah well, not like I'm ever going to see an NHL skills comp or All Star game in the MTS Centre anytime soon.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on February 09, 2006, 05:00:07 AM
Dallas is in first place?

 :bounce:  :bounce:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on February 10, 2006, 05:13:18 PM
Canadiens' goalie Jose Thedore was caught in a doping-test. What do you think? Is he covering steroids or just his baldness?

Kinda stupid this doesn't affect his career in NHL at all.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 19, 2006, 10:35:30 PM
whoa been a while since I posted in the NHL thread. here's some really late comments...

Went to the Oilers-Ducks game and they gave away life size posters of Chris "THE FUCKING BEST DEFENCEMEN IN THE NHL ALL HATERS LIKE ASMO JUST BE JEALOUS" Pronger (http://www.edmontonoilers.com/news/index.php?id=290&type=tickets). me and Prongs:

(http://img452.imageshack.us/img452/9167/dsc013519qr.th.jpg) (http://img452.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc013519qr.jpg)

Whatta steal for half price nose bleed tickets!! got to see Georges Laraque fight:
(http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/4159/georges026uo.jpg)

and we got a shoot out in the end!! Oilers won 6-5!

and how about the Oilers game just before the Olympic break? Georges SCORED!!

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/5900/georges025qf.jpg)

plus they have the Olympians with a huge ass Canadian flag:

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4779/oilers021iz.jpg)

Quote from: ctz
Canadiens' goalie Jose Thedore was caught in a doping-test. What do you think? Is he covering steroids or just his baldness?

Kinda stupid this doesn't affect his career in NHL at all.


LMAO. and he's now out 6-8 after slipping on ice!!

And good to hear, that after Jagr's face got planted by that bitch Ruutuu, it was just a few cuts on the face.

I'm a go to the Oilers autograph session next Sunday. Anyone want a fave player signed? I've got Masa on tap.  :lol:


ETA!!

Props to The Peg City Wrekking Kru for the AHL All Star Puck!

(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/2764/dsc013692yn.th.jpg) (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc013692yn.jpg)

NICE SHIT!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 01, 2006, 08:07:38 AM
The NHL is BACK!!! Why?? Ask Kuno_Thunder.  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on March 02, 2006, 02:40:29 AM
damn juggernaut...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 03, 2006, 09:37:43 AM
Man, the Oilers need a goalie bad. 37 to 12 shots and they lose 4-2. FUCK!! Cujo might not be the answer but sure looks better than what we got.  March 9th TRADE DEADLINE is gonna be interesting.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on March 04, 2006, 07:02:33 AM
Leafs better trade belfour and sundin  :evil: and Pat Quinn officially needs to retire -_-
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on March 05, 2006, 08:50:23 AM
Why don't  Leafs have Felix Potvin anymore? I haven't heard abything about him for a long time.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 05, 2006, 08:56:01 AM
Fucking Devils beat the Rangers :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 06, 2006, 10:54:45 AM
Jagr has Rangers on a roll

In 1966-67, the New York Rangers ended one of the worst eras in their history by making the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in five years. Nearly four decades later, the Rangers are on the rise again, leading the Atlantic Division after missing the playoffs for the last seven seasons. No player is more responsible for this season's rise than Jaromir Jagr.

Not only is Jagr the NHL leader in goals (42) and points (91), he's been involved in an incredibly high percentage of his team's scoring. Jagr has scored 22.1 percent of the Rangers' 190 non-shootout goals, a higher percentage than any player but Washington's Alexander Ovechkin (38 of 156, 24.4 percent). And Jagr has had points on 91 of the Rangers' tallies, a league-leading 47.9 percent.

Jagr is also threatening to rewrite the Rangers' record book. His 42 goals, including two Thursday night in Philadelphia, already ranks ninth on the Rangers' all-time single-season list, and he's on pace to shatter the team record of 52 set by Adam Graves in 1993-94. His 91 points are only 18 less than the team record of 109, set by Jean Ratelle in 1971-72 (the lowest team-record total among any of the Original Six teams, and a total Jagr has exceeded three times in his career). No Ranger has won the Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring since Bryan Hextall, another right wing, in 1941-42; Jagr's five Art Ross Trophies are more than the Rangers' franchise has won since joining the NHL in 1926.

http://www.nhl.com/columns/kreiser/jagr030306.html

Jagr = God  :bow:

However he's a bit too important for the Rangers, they'd be doomed if Jagr got injured for a month or two.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on March 07, 2006, 01:51:45 AM
o no!, eric cole is injured, the canes are going down!  :o

except they still have gerber and staal  :wink:

stanley cup predictions?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 09, 2006, 10:06:44 AM
OILERS ALL THE WAY BABY!! Now that we finally got a steady goalie in Dwayne Roloson.

TRADE DEADLINE TODAY!!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhldraft2006/06trade_deadline.html

Fuck what the fuck are the Avs smoking picking up Theodore? Might turn out to be another Roy in disguise tho. Abby was on a roll.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on March 09, 2006, 10:45:53 AM
Theodore is the best doped goalie in the league.

Ville Nieminen to the Sharks :o
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 10, 2006, 01:41:18 AM
YAAAAAAAARHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

Oilers pick up Sergei Samsanov (http://www.edmontonoilers.com/news/index.php?id=346). How the fuck did that happen? Long Live the Cap! Had to give up 3rd liner Marty Reasoner (who was what was left from the Doug Weight trade) - dude just got 30 stitches from a puck off the head but man. more depth in the top 2 lines!! BRING ON THE PLAYOFFS! Spacek. Tarnstrom. Roloson. Peca. Pronger. WOO HOO!


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Canucks picked up a lot. esp. on the defense and Buffalo's Noronen.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 10, 2006, 10:12:35 AM
(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/7299/trades12rg.jpg)
(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/6007/trades22km.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on March 11, 2006, 04:01:31 AM
Fuck the Canucks dealt away Mojzis!  :x

He wasn't actually playing in Vancouver, but he was here in Peg Sheety playing with the Moose. He was one of our better defensemen too.  :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on March 11, 2006, 04:42:15 PM
Quote from: JFC
Fuck the Canucks dealt away Mojzis!  :x


But they got Noronen. I don't know if he's any good though :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 12, 2006, 01:48:07 AM
WOO HOO!! Sergei Samsanov got 2 assists so far. 2-0 over Columbus after 1.  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 15, 2006, 05:47:38 PM
ROLIE wins his first game!! Oilers beat Wild 2-1. Anyone see my boy Georges Laraque destroy 6'7" Derek Boogard - AGAIN!! HAHAHA! Threw him like a fuckin rag doll.

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8804/georges022mu.jpg)

Pronger and Smyth are clicking since the Olympics break. Samsanov stole my #12 but dude is fitting fine!!

Mika Noronen got stoned!! Vancouver is gonna miss the playoffs!  :twisted:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 17, 2006, 08:43:19 AM
AWESOME game tonite. Oilers coming back down 2-1 to Calgary to beat Kipper and Bitches 3-2 in OT!!  :w00t:

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/798/lamesoilershockeyedm1082gs.jpg)

SAMSANOV with the set up! Dude is like the Euro freak ERRR playmaker that we sorely needed. Fuckin LMFAO when Calgary's defence landed on their asses when they both tripped on Pronger's broken stick. Oilers JUMPED UP 2 spots to 6th :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 26, 2006, 07:37:28 AM
OHHHHHHHHHHH FUCK. The NEW NHL has me sweatiing buckets. Oilers managed to get ONE win outta the 3 back to back to back series.

(http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/4051/oilerscanuckshockeyvcrz1042zb.jpg)

3-2 win tonite. Rolie pulled one out. I'm gonna lose my mind!  :lol:

Though, it brings me much joy to see Toronto reeling. About to miss the playoffs! No Eagle! TOO BAD! BWAHAHAHA!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on March 26, 2006, 09:30:20 AM
the day i actually sat and watch the canucks play, they fucking lose! that 3rd period was a killer. pros to the oilers for their defence in the neutral zone.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: thelastangel on March 27, 2006, 07:28:26 AM
Quote from: daigong
Though, it brings me much joy to see Toronto reeling. About to miss the playoffs! No Eagle! TOO BAD! BWAHAHAHA!



The sweetest part of Toronto missing the playoffs (I live in the land of the Leafs - but I am a born and raised Canadians faithful from Montreal) is that my Habs cleaned their asses out the last 2 meetings (5 to 1 and 6 to 2).  :w00t:  :w00t:  :w00t:

Thanks to the Habs Toronto can spend the playoffs thinking about what might have been and why they suck so bad.   8)

As a bonus I think the over-rated Pat Quinn needs to take a hike.  After this year I would not expect to see him back in Toronto.  I hope they also keep him away from the Olympic Team as well.  I don't think players respond to his coaching very well.

The Habs might not go far in the playoffs (if they can hold on to 8th spot) - but they did alright considering the turmoil with the team (Theo) and coaching this year.  :bounce:

As a Canadian I think Ottawa will be the team to watch, but if Montreal can get by them – ooohh baby that would be sweet.  But I can get behind Edmonton or Vancouver for national pride if need be (as long as I am never asked to support Toronto).  :canada:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 27, 2006, 09:50:49 AM
WERD! thelastangel. Toronto is so full of themselves. Y'all gonna miss the playoffs. Belfour is out. Kilger is on your first line. And the CBC guys were still going! Down 5-2 it ain't over baby! Idiots...I'm tired of seeing a stripper for a coach :lmao:

Don't forget to fill out the forum survey (stickied at top) we always need some red blooded sports fans here.
http://www.miumu.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=55&mforum=jpmx

Oilers grab ANOTHER CRUCIAL TWO POINTS! 4-3 SO win. Roloson finally got his mask painted.
(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/3807/rolie7us.jpg)
and proceeded to start in his 10th straight game. I'm proud of the coaching staff who left him in there for this game. The shootout, he stoned Sakic, Tanguay, and Laaksonen!!! Best part. Calgary lost!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on March 27, 2006, 02:37:05 PM
Sabres are doing great - if they make it past April I'll probably go to a game.  :o
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on March 28, 2006, 08:40:45 AM
nice to see flames losing past few games. Canucks can still win the division rite now!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on March 28, 2006, 02:00:36 PM
Quote from: ahcheungape
nice to see flames losing past few games. Canucks can still win the division rite now!!


win the division??!!  i just hope Canucks can make the playoff...San Jose and LA Kings are right behind...and Calgary, Colorado, Edmonton, Anaheim, San Jose and LA Kings all have more games in hands.  I think San Jose will make the playoff...either Edmonton or Vancouver will fail to make it.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 29, 2006, 09:13:57 AM
I'm still looking for some sorta picture of Alexei Kovalev sticking his stick up Darcy Tucker's nose from the weekend. Anyone have it??? Such retiribution it's great.


And to top off a fucked up day. Oilers lose a crucial game to Minnesota. WTF. we owned them in past years, now we can't even get a damn win. 6 outta 7!! At least Samsanov looked great. Just gotta make shit worse for yourselves, eh Oilers?  :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on March 30, 2006, 04:34:21 AM
JAGR = GOD  8)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on March 30, 2006, 06:06:21 AM
Quote from: Sponge Bob
JAGR = GOD  8)


I'm sure u ain't from Washington  :twisted:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on March 30, 2006, 06:28:01 AM
Quote from: Sponge Bob
JAGR = GOD  8)


Yeah, I think he's sexy too. :heart:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 30, 2006, 06:49:01 AM
Jagr 0 + 4!

Quote from: Sponge Bob
JAGR = GOD  8)

Especially to us Rangers fans  :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 31, 2006, 10:31:24 AM
OILERS WON!!

Rolie got a shut out!! FINALLY!! Now all those losers jump back on the bandwagon.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 01, 2006, 11:51:01 AM
Quote from: kaede
Quote from: ahcheungape
nice to see flames losing past few games. Canucks can still win the division rite now!!


win the division??!!  i just hope Canucks can make the playoff...San Jose and LA Kings are right behind...and Calgary, Colorado, Edmonton, Anaheim, San Jose and LA Kings all have more games in hands.  I think San Jose will make the playoff...either Edmonton or Vancouver will fail to make it.


nah, canucks rite now have a bit of a gap between sharks. although they have 3 games up on us, but they do play 3 though teams in their next 4 games. Canucks are only 3 pts outa the divison leader. so anything is possible rite now.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 02, 2006, 06:20:28 AM
Oh man. WHAT A BEAT DOWN BY GEORGES LARAQUE ON CHRIS SIMON!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 02, 2006, 07:58:04 AM
i guess afterall division is not canucks' priority goal since the flames beat the oilers tonight. lets hope they beat the ducks tomorrow and we are safe for a playoffs spot.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Rhyno335 on April 03, 2006, 12:06:37 AM
Whoever thought that the NHL was going to never recover is nuts. Considering that there is more revenue that is coming in than ever and practically every game has been like a playoff game, it is back.

Being a NYR fan, I'm so so ecstatic that they are back in the playoffs. To those who say that they will finish 30/30 teams (particularly a certain sports magazine) I say look whose battling for the atlantic division now.

I don't mind being somewhat greedy considering it has been 8 years since I have seen playoff hockey but it would be great if we win the division.  It will be tough but it's definitely possible. Who knows, nothing in this seaon ended up the way everyone predicted
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 04, 2006, 07:47:34 AM
FUCKING BS! the Cannots are choking big time down the stretch. Auld kept us in through the whole game only to lose by 1-0!! Fuck the rest of the team cant even get a goal. They better get their asses together and win every game now or else they should go golfing come playoff time.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 04, 2006, 10:44:58 AM
Quote from: Rhyno335
Being a NYR fan, I'm so so ecstatic that they are back in the playoffs. To those who say that they will finish 30/30 teams (particularly a certain sports magazine) I say look whose battling for the atlantic division now.

Holy shit! Another Rangers-fan!  :w00t:
And yes, this has been one weird season for the Rangers. Not even in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the Rangers fighting for top spots this season. It's so ironic: they miss the playoffs with some of the most expensive  teams ever for 8 seasons straight and when the rebuilding season finally comes, they're actually fighting for the Cup  :lol:
Seriously I haven't felt this good about the Rangers since 1997.

Jaromir Jagr = God of Hockey :yep:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on April 04, 2006, 12:02:48 PM
Quote from: ahcheungape
FUCKING BS! the Cannots are choking big time down the stretch. Auld kept us in through the whole game only to lose by 1-0!! Fuck the rest of the team cant even get a goal. They better get their asses together and win every game now or else they should go golfing come playoff time.


I am not surpised at all.  In fact, I think they have been choking since they got swept by the St. Louis Blues.  I'm a big Canucks fan but I don't think they deserve to make the playoffs.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 07, 2006, 09:35:53 AM
Congrats to the Blue Shrts for making the playoffs Slats, works better with a tight budget :lol:

Quote from: kaede
I am not surpised at all.  In fact, I think they have been choking since they got swept by the St. Louis Blues.  I'm a big Canucks fan but I don't think they deserve to make the playoffs.


They're up against it. Thank god y'all play SJ ...bitches be creeping. I bet they'll get the #8 spot and Joe Thornton gets an MVP nod.

But PISS ME THE FUCK OFF!! Oilers wouldnt be tied with Sharks if the league would took an extra minute to check on an obvious goal. How the fuck can they take 10 minutes in the shootout vs Vancouver a few weeks ago to determine a gloved puck cross the line. but this so fuckin obvious, they said "Fuck it. Bitches in Toronto ain't fast enough." Oilers end up losing 2-1 in a SO. AGAIN. Tight as the lips in Foxy's camel toe thread (http://forum.jphip.com/viewtopic.php?t=3813).

Mike Peca nailed it with:

"I don't know where the blame or responsibility lies. Somebody should be held accountable, without question. We're in a playoff race. What happens if we miss by one point?"

 :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 07, 2006, 11:07:29 AM
LA is fucking done after they sucked yet again. i guess the Canucks better be hoping OILERS be choking down the stretch now!

Canucks may not deserve post season, but none the less, i still want playoffs for them since i love the atmosphere around the city. we also get to watch the best of the Canucks perform come post season.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on April 07, 2006, 01:13:04 PM
yes, that's true.  The playoffs atmosphere in Vancouver is awesome.  I would really like to attend a playoff game this year!  Let's pray for OILERS choke down the stretch.

*run*
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 07, 2006, 05:08:20 PM
The Rangers beat the Islanders again! I hope Jagr breaks Adam Graves'  goal record in the next game.
Quote from: daigong
Congrats to the Blue Shrts for making the playoffs Slats, works better with a tight budget :lol:

Finally!  :cheers
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on April 09, 2006, 05:42:55 AM
ARRRGH I FORGOT TO ACTIVATE MARK NYLANDER IN FANTASY !!!  :x

Jagr 1G 2 A   8)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 09, 2006, 08:31:20 AM
god damnit! canucks gave me a heart attack when they allowed 2 goals in the 3rd! why cant they just play a whole 60 min.

thank god for jovo's goal in OT. this team sure missed him during his absence.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 11, 2006, 08:03:33 AM
Yeah. Y'all HAD to give the Flamers another point:

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8638/brokebackflames7ml.jpg)

The NEXT 3 games will be so crucial...here's hoping San Jose and Vancouver lay the wood to each other. BUT FUCK!!! Of all the years that we could be in the driver's seat, THIS HAPPENS. 2-1 loss to St. Louis. AGAIN making some no-name goalie look like a superstar. Who cares if you out shoot em 23-4 in the 3rd!!

(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/9166/oilbluen0qh.jpg)

What the fuck Peca was so hardcore and then that 2nd goal, gamewinner he barely touched Rycroft. Makes me insane. Swear to god...I ain't gonna jump off the bandwagon like the locals. I still believe and MUST WIN against Detroit. Fuckin everyone has a game on hand now.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/daigong/todayspoints.jpg)
http://www.edmontonoilers.com/features/playoffs

Suddenly I'm a Ducks Fan. Good win tonite!! 8) but it would be cool to have all Canadian teams in the playoffs (except Toronto) ... but we're dying for some playoffs here. Rexall Place is THE LOUDEST rink in North America!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 11, 2006, 09:04:16 AM
Quote from: daigong
Yeah. Y'all HAD to give the Flamers another point:

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8638/brokebackflames7ml.jpg)

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 11, 2006, 09:10:35 AM
oilers will still be 91 after tomorrow.

i am fucking pissed off at the way the game went for the canucks. i dont know if they played a good game or not, but those 4 goals were frustratin as hell.

on the bright side, the offence were there tonight. but they just didnt score more than 2 goals. if they can keep that kinda offence going for their last 3 games, they are in good shape to win their last 3. however, defence needs to improve the defence.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 12, 2006, 03:58:20 AM
I swear to god. You better watch out if the Oilers don't make the playoffs. San Jose better keep winning. :x

Goddammit Wings, just coast like the Sens will ya!! :evil:

Legace had to have a great game with a 2-0 shutout. At least we put up a better fight...fuckin Dvorak HAS to shoot instead of pass!!!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 12, 2006, 09:31:29 AM
Canucks once again have another chance to eliminate the oilers now. i really hope they will beat the sharks tomorrow to climb back to 8th. seriously though, i would rather both nucks and oilers make it. too bad its either one of the team will not make it.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on April 13, 2006, 04:52:13 AM
:bow:  :bow:  Sundin
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 13, 2006, 06:48:41 AM
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5129/woohoo5ws.gif) (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5129/woohoo5ws.gif) (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5129/woohoo5ws.gif)


5-4 OT!! SHARKS over CANNOTS!! EHRRR-HOFFF!!! Now OIL gotta win the next 2!!

Seriously man, I am still remembering how the Canucks emlinated the Oilers in 2003-2004.

ETA!! :thumbsup SpongeBob for digging out the CLASSIC!! :bow:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 13, 2006, 06:58:16 AM
omg~~~!! i couldnt watch the game cuz it was on PPV.

but damn, canucks!! whats wrong with u guys!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on April 13, 2006, 07:54:54 AM
Whee! Wings win the President's Trophy.

Maybe they won't choke in the second round this year.



(Yes as a Wings fan I do feel a sense of entitlement.)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 13, 2006, 08:00:23 AM
damn canucks just sucked in ot i heard. seriously, i duno what it will take for them to play consistantly. i also heard that jovo was MAD after the game wit the teams effort on Joe Thorton.

daigong, oilers are as big of a shit hole as canucks are. it will definitely whine down to the last game for both teams.

i am sure canucks will make it!!!!!!!!!!!! linden for the game winner tomorrow to get his 300th!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on April 13, 2006, 01:15:30 PM
damn the canucks and oilers...LA Kings is gonna make it for God's sake
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 13, 2006, 05:32:57 PM
if Kings will make it rather than oilers and canucks, ill be laughin my ass off. i think tonight will determine which team will make it to playoffs. but they can also choke again tonight and make it the last game to decide.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 14, 2006, 04:37:13 AM
GO CANOOOKS!!!!

if we lose and oilers win, we'r out -.-

edit: FUCK!!!!! CANUCKS FUCKING SUCK SHIT!!! HOW THE FUCK THEY BLOW THEIR LEAD AGAIN? THATS LIKE DEJA VU FROM YESTERDAY AGAIN!!! USE FUCKING WEINRICH MORE!! SHIT!! HES FUCKEN BETTER THAN ALLEN THAT FUCKING SHIT!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 14, 2006, 07:23:24 AM
canucks choked once again. fuck this team. or i mean FUCK CARNEY. that gave away in the neutral zone really killed us. although the first period also was a problem wit all those dumb penalties. that carney gaveaway was the turning pt.

canucks better shake things up interm of roster wise. 2007 stanley cup playoffs here we come!lol
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 14, 2006, 10:03:09 AM
Yeah .... sorry Canucks fans but....

(http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/1954/oilersplayoffs028rf.jpg)
OILERS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS WOO HOO!!!

what a fuckin goal by Hemsky with 33.3 seconds LEFT...Laraque coming back and bringing energy to the lineup was KEY. Pronger getting cut in the face and comes back to get 2 assists!! I been stressing the past MONTH with the jphip site and the Oilers lol. THIS IS SO GOOD!!

now we can do some damage to Detroit BWAHAHAHAAHA

Oilers tidbit #1: The last time we got 40 wins was in 87-88 when we last won the cup

Oilers tidbit #2: Everytime Calgary goes to the Stanley Cup finals, The Oilers win the Cup the next year !!

(http://img45.echo.cx/img45/4935/icontrophy2lj.gif)

seriously Canucks gotta get rid of the Sedin Sisters. Bertuzzi is gone for sure. Brian Burke has completely revamped Anaheim - all his moves are gold.

I'd love to see Toronto get the 8th seed...THEN GET RAPED by Ottawa. LOL
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 14, 2006, 10:13:15 AM
Bertuzzi sucked this season because he doesnt play as physical as he did before fucking up Moore.

Canucks have a good defence. Jovocop, Ohlund, Salo, Weinrich, Carney, and Brown. they just dont know how to capitalize with them. as in more physical. See that hit by Morrison to Hannan at the end? We need more of those!!

IM ROOTING FOR MAPLE LEAFES NOW!! WOOO!! AND GET RAPED BY THE SENS!!! I WANNA SEE THAT. LOL
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 14, 2006, 10:27:16 AM
if u think gettin rid of the sedins is a good thing, then u know nothing about the canucks team. sedins and carter are the best line this year. it might seem sad because the true top line was so underachieve, but the sedins wit the addition of carter really helped elevate their game.

sedins + carter is a keep. but as far as the top line, one or two of them maybe be gone for next season. most ppl would want bert out since he really underachieve big time.

this team will have a major change come next season for sure. but i hope they will be back in the playoffs next year. its really sad to see them not make it after a great start to the season.

oh yea, oilers will likely get swept by the wings or dallas since oilers themselve arent playing well anyway.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on April 14, 2006, 12:19:39 PM
I don't wanna see TODD BERTUZZI out and I don't think he really underachieves big time.  His numbers ain't that bad...he has 70 pts for the season which is not horrible.  Yes, the top line is struggling a bit...but that's not the main reason of the Canucks' failure.  

Canucks' defense is horrible without ED JOVANOVSKI & SAMI SALO.  Alex Auld is a great back-up goalie...but his lack of consistency proved to be costly in the 2nd half of the season.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 14, 2006, 09:00:21 PM
well if carter leads the team in goals and sedin is rite at the top interms of points, that says alot for the top line this yr. yes, our defence was horrible for the past few games except maybe last night. but overall even wit jovo and salo back in the lineup, we arent too good of a defensive team.

the reason we were so good few years back is because our offence was top in the league. if the top line was more consistant this year, we could be in a different situation. of course, i am not totally blaming the top line. but they get alot of blame because they were paid big bucks during the off season.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 16, 2006, 05:43:54 AM
Canucks should pick up Sean Avery for enxt season. More rivalry between Laraque and Avery  :w00t:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 16, 2006, 08:45:37 AM
Face it. Give a Swede the "C" and he chokes. No offense to Ayabie and other Swedes ...but when it comes to hockey and leadership...scoring a shitload of goals means jack shit when it's a 7 game series!!

WHICH!! Nice one Vancouver. I thought it was gonna be ANOTHER Dallas v Edmonton series. :evil:  :evil:

SAT AFTERNOON Oilers in DETROIT!

:bow: Lucky Luc Robitalle :bow:

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/7964/captlas11304160626flameskingsh.jpg)

Classy guy. Best scoring LW ever.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 16, 2006, 09:00:54 AM
Luc barely played this season -.-

Canucks did pretty well today again Avs. Nice slapshot by Morrison.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 16, 2006, 09:06:58 AM
Fucking Flyers  :evil:

The Rangers are only one point ahead in the standings and the Flyers have one game more left. Shit ain't looking too good right now :(

Fuck Thornton & Cheechoo  :x
Looks like Jagr ain't gonna get the Art Ross and Maurice Richard trophies after all  :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 16, 2006, 09:23:02 AM
Damn...Cheechoo has been insane. :o Thornton does get props, he has like most points after being traded.

What's this...Toronto is mathematically eliminated???

WOO HOO!!

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5129/woohoo5ws.gif) (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5129/woohoo5ws.gif) (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5129/woohoo5ws.gif)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 16, 2006, 09:08:44 PM
well u would know that the whole avs stopped skating in OT. its like they know that secure a 7th spot and stopped playing. theodore was the only one that was doing anything.

for the first time though, the building sounded like playoff atmosphere during OT.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 16, 2006, 09:32:31 PM
wasnt that like the first time the fans chanted go canucks go since like long time ago?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 16, 2006, 10:51:22 PM
well go canucks go is always chanted. but the crowd was very hyped and loud during the the carter goal and into the OT.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 17, 2006, 07:32:20 AM
I never thought I would say this but GJ Devils!  :thumbsup

Islanders better beat the Flyers in the last game (this must be the first time ever I'm rooting for them).  :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 18, 2006, 04:38:49 AM
Naslund might lose Captaincy.

Bertuzzi getting traded is an 80% possibility.

Jovo not getting resigned is also a high possiblity.

Richard Park prolly wont coming back.

OMG CANUCKS GONNA SUK NEXT YR!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on April 18, 2006, 05:24:33 AM
Hard to choose whether to root for the Sabres or the Wings... well, at least I won't need to choose till the finals.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: jphip3826 on April 18, 2006, 05:49:33 AM
my poor Kings :( If only we didn't have so many injuries... and if only Andy Murray hadn't been fired so late... gah! There's always next season I guess.

I'm glad the rules were changed. All the games I've watched this season have been exciting.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kobasew on April 18, 2006, 06:54:52 AM
Another season of NHL hockey, another season of disappointment for the Leafs.  The sad thing is, i'll be right back there cheering them on next season.  This city will go nuts when they finally win the cup.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on April 18, 2006, 07:15:14 AM
Quote from: Kobasew
This city will go nuts  if they ever win the cup.


Fixed your typos. :p
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 18, 2006, 07:17:56 AM
well there is also speculations that bert will remain in vancouver. however, if there is a good proposal from other teams around the league, canucks will definitely go for it i think.

i seriosly dont think Nonis is gonna blow up the team. i would only think he will most likely trade one of the top liner and maybe push the sedins line to the top line.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 20, 2006, 08:30:13 AM
OHH!! Poor Rangers slipping to 6th. Now the 2nd season is on....what's your

(http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/7368/firstround0af.jpg) PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS?

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/9730/firstround0hw.jpg)

I gotta work on my bracket. Fill it in tmr :P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 20, 2006, 05:51:51 PM
Edmonton is gonna get OWNED!!

edit:



PAT QUINN'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 21, 2006, 10:10:02 AM
HAHAHA They'll need to hire a new stripper. I choose Jinx!

My yearly tradition!! PICKS!

ROUND 1

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Detroit vs (8) Edmonton
==> Edmonton in 7

(2) Dallas vs (7) Colorado
==> Dallas in 6

(3) Calgary vs (6) Anaheim
==> Calgary in 5

(4) Nashville vs (5) San Jose
==> San Jose in 4

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Ottawa vs (8) Tampa Bay
==> Ottawa in 4

(2) Carolina vs (7) Montreal
==> Carolina in 6

(3) New Jersey vs (6) NY Rangers
==> NYR in 7

(4) Buffalo vs (5) Philadelphia
==> Buffalo in 6

ROUND 2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(8) Edmonton vs (2) Dallas
==> Edmonton in 7

(3) Calgary vs (5) San Jose
==> Calgary in 7

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Ottawa vs (6) NY Rangers
==> NY Rangers in 7

(2) Carolina vs (4) Buffalo
==> Buffalo in 6

ROUND 3

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

(8) Edmonton vs (3) Calgary 8)
==> Edmonton in 7

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

(4) Buffalo vs (6) NY Rangers
==> NY Rangers in 5


STANLEY CUP FINALS

Edmonton vs NY Rangers

OILERS IN 6!!! MVP RYAN SMYTH!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on April 21, 2006, 12:00:53 PM
ROUND 1

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Detroit vs (8) Edmonton
==> Detroit in 5

(2) Dallas vs (7) Colorado
==> Dallas in 7

(3) Calgary vs (6) Anaheim
==> Calgary in 6

(4) Nashville vs (5) San Jose
==> San Jose in 5

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Ottawa vs (8) Tampa Bay
==> Ottawa in 7

(2) Carolina vs (7) Montreal
==> Carolina in 6

(3) New Jersey vs (6) NY Rangers
==> New Jersey in 5

(4) Buffalo vs (5) Philadelphia
==> Buffalo in 6

ROUND 2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Detroit vs (5) San Jose
==> San Jose in 6

(2) Dallas vs (3) Calgary
==> Calgary in 7

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Ottawa vs (4) Buffalo
==> Ottawa in 6

(2) Carolina vs (3) New Jersey
==> New Jersey in 6

ROUND 3

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

(5) San Jose vs (3) Calgary
==> San Jose in 7

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

(1) Ottawa vs (3) New Jersey
==> Ottawa in 6


STANLEY CUP FINALS

San Jose vs Ottawa

San Jose IN 6!!! MVP Big Joe!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 22, 2006, 10:04:50 AM
MAN!! That was tough pill to swallow. 3-2 loss in 2OT and fucked over by former Oiler KirK Maltby no less.

No idea why MacTavish decided to go and shake up the lines. Deliver the trap!? Versus BabCOCK?! At  least the Oilers knew they can hang with da best.

But must give big props to Roloson :bow: :bow: WE GOT THE GOALTENDER to bring us to the Promiseland. Just gotta get those cheap chippy throw the goddamn puck at the net not slip and deke and do  fancy plays shot.

...

other series. Ottawa shocker. Ray Emery ain't too bad after all. And Paul FREAKING Kariya keeps delivering the shit. 4 assists!! Looks like it'll be a series v Sharks after all. :p
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on April 23, 2006, 04:32:56 AM
Holy shit Cristobal Huet just raped Gerber and the Canes

OMFG Jose Theodore's BACK!!!!, with a win!!!

Wtf what happened to Lundqvist -_- and Jagr -_-
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 24, 2006, 09:40:25 AM
Yeah. Jagr. Still no word on his condition. 1st games are always wild and crazy. Which is why THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ARE THE BEST!! :fuckyou:

All the 1-0 Series Got TIED THE FUCK UP!!! Anaheim came on strong, did ya see Scott Niedermayer just out hustle the Calgary defense? NICE!! Shall be interesting.

Of course...The Hockey Gods finally got the Oilers on board, with some chippy goals here and  there. Pronger is really leading the way, 2 goals already and doing some forecheckng!

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4616/goal027po.jpg)

Congrats to Brad Winchester for his first goal EVER! in the NHL. Can't wait for Tuesday...the whole city is gonna be ROCKING. Tickets are thru the roof. Like 145 to 400 bucks.

This is what a playoff warrior looks like:
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5563/peca043op.jpg)
Now go kill Yzerman!! He ain't gonna beat Messier's goal totals!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on April 24, 2006, 06:42:20 PM
Yay Tampa tied with Senators! I hope they win again tomorrow!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on April 24, 2006, 11:26:01 PM
Jagr is a joke, trying to check Elias and hurting his shoulder wtf

Vesla Toskala shutout (http://forum.jphip.com/images/smilies/icon_cool.gif)

Cheecho + Thorton (http://forum.jphip.com/images/icons/icon14.gif)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 25, 2006, 06:11:39 AM
WHOA. Dallas is now down 2-0 vs Colorado. Next stop Pepsi Center. :o
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 26, 2006, 01:27:02 AM
Crawford got fired!!!!!


come on Pat Quinn or Mike Keenan!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on April 26, 2006, 04:02:30 AM
DAMN Canucks...they just made a very dumb move by laying off Crawford...he is one of the best coaches in the league!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 26, 2006, 03:27:53 PM
WOO HOO!!! I'm still tired as fuck but staying past midnight to witness STOLL SCORE the double OT WINNER!!

Oh man. 4-3 Oilers over Wings. 2-1 series lead. Ain't nothing better than playoff hockey. and to get it after the Detroit goal was disallowed. Chris Pronger leading us to the CUP!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 27, 2006, 08:43:25 AM
Look at Gator!!! He's POSSESSED!! Teaming up with Prongs has made em so lethal.

(http://img173.imageshack.us/img173/2844/smithvholm7ay.jpg)

I can't believe how psycho Joe Sakic is playing, even Hair Club For Men Jose made some timely saves. Dallas is toast now down 0-3.

Every other series is rounding out to be pretty competitive...bet Tampa will bounce back after Ottawa blasted em, look at Chara that bitch!

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9158/charahockeytpa1144rs.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on April 28, 2006, 01:43:08 AM
Haha, I like how Chara was about to pound the fuck out of Vinnie, but held back like a guy who suddenly felt guilty with a naked 15 year old in a back alley.

Oh, and tomorrow, April 28, marks the 10 year anniversary of the final Winnipeg Jets game.  A 4-1 loss in the opening round of the 96 playoffs, game 5, I believe.  All I know is that I was there, and I'm STILL waiting for the NHL to think about us.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on April 28, 2006, 01:18:41 PM
time to win 4 games in a row....damn Stars
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 29, 2006, 01:35:05 AM
Here's to The Winnipege Jets, the fellow WHA brother who came into the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers. :bow: here's one of my favorite Jets, Thomas Steen:

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3926/02903fd.jpg)

I saw this site:
http://www.winnipegjetsonline.com/new_jets.htm

who designed a new logo ...pretty dope
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1395/newjetsjersey4by.jpg)


...and damn damn, :evil: too much penalties last nite. I hope Georges Laraque draws in Saturday so he can smoke Holmstrom or Chelios.

still I love this hit by Chris Pronger on Dan Cleary!!! PUNK BITCH!

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/2943/prongercleary9tk.jpg)

at least Calgary lost too. Good bye Dallas Stars tonite!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on April 29, 2006, 07:22:56 AM
That Jets logo design reminds me of Japanese air force or something :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on April 30, 2006, 04:53:28 AM
YAY! Stars win and prove Mr. D wrong!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on April 30, 2006, 05:51:55 AM
Oilers did it again: in style

Red Wings = gonna be out
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 30, 2006, 06:14:13 AM
Rangers are out -.-
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on April 30, 2006, 07:12:29 AM
Jagr played 49s =_=
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 30, 2006, 07:29:46 AM
Blah, my NHL season just ended :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 30, 2006, 09:23:28 AM
Just proves Jagr should be the MVP. Congrats to the Sens for moving on!! Hope the Habs can pull off the upset.

Quote from: Thimas X
YAY! Stars win and prove Mr. D wrong!

Game 4 is the toughest one to clinch!! :evil: :evil:

MAN!! This afternoon's game was so sweet, 3 straight goals. then Peca got tripped up and Detroit almost got some mo back after that bitch Shanahan went in all alone!! Then HORCOFF blocked that shot with his wrist. Oilers playing with total grit and character. Roloson is definitely on a roll.

Quote from: daigong
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/2943/prongercleary9tk.jpg)

Check out Pronger hitting Dan Cleary: http://download.yousendit.com/18CC387325A41E5A

Battle of Alberta in Round 2 ...damn, gonna be sweet. :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on May 01, 2006, 06:18:21 AM
Lol thats some sick hit
 
:rolleyes:  Sharks are in courtesy Patrik Marleau :cool:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 01, 2006, 09:58:39 AM
And Star are OOT!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on May 01, 2006, 01:12:19 PM
:( :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chatin on May 02, 2006, 05:04:39 AM
And Edmonton is moving on.  I care little for NHL, but being in downtown Edmonton, you have to care when the Oilers knock out "the best team in the league".  Lots of sirens, horns, and screaming.  I guess I'll be hearing more in the coming weeks. :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 02, 2006, 08:17:35 PM
Playoffs are now much more interesting, Detroit and Dallas out. And unfortunately Tampa as well :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on May 03, 2006, 03:46:27 AM
Habs are out, Canes are in
 
Courtesy of the Cory Stillman goal in OT 2-1
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 04, 2006, 05:50:33 AM
Quote from: Chatin
And Edmonton is moving on.  I care little for NHL, but being in downtown Edmonton, you have to care when the Oilers knock out "the best team in the league".  Lots of sirens, horns, and screaming.  I guess I'll be hearing more in the coming weeks. :(


You mean, the molotov cocktails missed your house? LOL. So good to see the community come together, too bad I was at the wrong side of Whyte and didn't see any flashing. The scene was amazing, Flags flying, everyong chanting in unision. Probably 10,000 people in the local pub district, and more people driving all over the town waking up Chatin.

BUTT what a game. still enjoying simply the best 3rd period in the history of the Oilers. They been doing that all season, so I knew when we was down 2-0, they could pull one outta the ass. Just needed a quick goal. Then Pisani and Hemsky go crazy. Total hustle plays, grit dedication has defined the Oilers.

(http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/7453/hemmer7ny.jpg)

Yeah, they can skate and score in hopes of playing "Oiler Hockey" of the Dynasty Era, but we got all those character guys like Pronger (seeing him make tape to tape passes gives me wood), Mike Peca, Jason Smith (what a set up on the intial tying goal by The Captain), Steve Staios, and Ethan Moreau (blocking a shot in the dying seconds).

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1696/hemmer22uj.jpg)

TOTAL Euphoria in E-town guys. It's a beautiful thing. It's what drives all red blooded men during the months of April to June. October to November. January to February. And leaves girlfriends lonely.

DEE-TROIT SUCKS!! Choking once again. Legace is such a whiner. Yzerman is class sure, but hopefully Chelios will call it a career too.

The last minute of the Habs-Canes goal was FUCKIN crazy, how many penalties coulda been called. That's Playoff Hockey. If ya can't enjoy that, you don't love hockey. Cory Stillman's goal was NUTS!! top corner left pocket BOOM! Props to Spruce Grove, Alberta's Cam Ward but...I still  think New Jersey is gonna eat em up. My gut feeling is that Brodeur and friends are gonna go to the Finals.

And LMAO, Philly is a joke. Hatcher and Rathje are just too damn slow. Get a fuckin goalie, fire Bob Clarke. WERD. quite enjoyed Mike Grier going nuts on the scoresheet. Buffalo over Sens in 5.

Here's hoping the Flames and Ducks beat the hell out of each other tonite! I don't care if it's Battle of Alberta Part VI or going down to San Jose. Oilers match up well with anyone now. CUZ DALLAS IS OUT! (sorry Thim and T-Duck :P)

Bring me THE FUCKIN STANLEY CUP!!

ETA:

FLAMES LOSE!!

man, I was hoping they'd win so Georges Laraque could kick their ass but hey, it's win-win for me!! Bring on Thornton, Cheechoo and The Sharks!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on May 04, 2006, 06:10:13 AM
-_- I had $5 on the battle of Alberta
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 06, 2006, 02:25:49 AM
hmm...my First Round predictions, 5 for 8. Not bad 8)

Round 2 Predictions (adjusted):

Oilers over Sharks in 6
Avs over Ducks in 7

Sabres over Sens in 7
Devils over Canes in 5

...Oilers over Avs in 5
...Devils over Sabres in 4

OILERS over Devils in 7 !! Fuckin Stanley Cup here we come!

NHL Award nominees were pretty gay (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=Atk986hG7.UEU19Sp2xxVCd7vLYF?slug=ap-nhlawardsfinalists&prov=ap&type=lgns):

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The New York Rangers' Jagr and San Jose's Thornton, who went back and forth in the NHL scoring race, are two of the three finalists announced Thursday for the Hart Trophy as league MVP. Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff is the third nominee.


-- Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh, Alexander Ovechkin of Washington and Dion Phaneuf of Calgary for the Calder Award as top rookie.

-- Peter Laviolette of Carolina, Tom Renney of the Rangers and Lindy Ruff of Buffalo for the Adams award as outstanding coach.

-- Martin Brodeur of New Jersey, Kiprusoff and Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers for the Vezina Trophy as top goalie.

-- Rod Brind'Amour of Carolina, Mike Fisher of Ottawa and Jere Lehtinen of Dallas for the Selke award as top defensive forward.

-- Nicklas Lidstrom of Detroit Red Wings, Scott Niedermayer of Anaheim and Sergei Zubov of Dallas for the Norris Award as top defenseman.

-- Pavel Datsyuk of Detroit, Patrick Marleau of San Jose and Brad Richards of Tampa Bay for the Lady Byng award for sportsmanship

Pronger gets no love!!

and hilarious. This mockumentary about the Jets opens up here. "Death By Popcorn (http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/winnipegjets.html)"
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on May 06, 2006, 09:03:10 PM
Av's over the ducks?
Not with Jose in net for the avs and Temu + Macdonald for the ducks :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on May 06, 2006, 09:13:47 PM
My favorites:
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HART TROPHY (MVP) - Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers; Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames; Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks.
Without Jagr Rangers would have never made it to the playoffs. I gotta admit that I wouldn't mind if Kiprusoff won cause finns have never won Hart.

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VEZINA TROPHY (Goaltender) - Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils; Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames; Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers.
I'm a fan of the Rangers an' all but I still want Kipper to win. He has been so consistent this season that I'm gonna be surprised if he doesn't win. It's also interesting how Lundqvist is nominated for Vezina but not for Calder.

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CALDER TROPHY (Rookie) - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins; Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals; Dion Phaneuf, Calgary Flames.
Alexander Ovechkin is the man, 'nuff said :yep:

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JAMES NORRIS TROPHY (Defenceman) - Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings; Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Mighty Ducks; Sergei Zubov, Dallas Stars.
Scott Niedermayer is one of the biggest reasons why the Ducks have been playing so well even after dumping all the expensive vets.

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FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY (Defensive forward) - Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina Hurricanes; Mike Fisher, Ottawa Senators; Jere Lehtinen, Dallas Stars.
Lehtinen will hopefully get his 4th Selke.

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JACK ADAMS AWARD (Coach) - Peter Laviolette, Carolina Hurricanes; Tom Renney, New York Rangers; Lindy Ruff, Buffalo Sabres.
I had my doubts about Renney before the season but he proved me wrong. Anybody who can get the Rangers to the playoffs during the rebuilding season deserves an award.

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LADY BYNG TROPHY (Sportsmanship) - Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings; Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks; Brad Richards, Tampa Bay Lightning.
The worst trophy ever, they're gonna give an award to the biggest bitch in the league. Needless to say that I couldn't care less who wins :lol:

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LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD (MOP, as voted by NHLPA) - Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers; Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals; Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks.
Ovechkin might actually take this one, he has been that good and I'm sure most of the players agree with me. However I still want Jagr to win :)

And then some good news:
Canadiens captain Saku Koivu expects full recovery from serious eye injury

MONTREAL (AP) - Canadiens captain Saku Koivu still doesn't know the full extent of his eye injury but expects to make a full recovery.

Koivu was struck in the left eye last week by the errant stick of Carolina forward Justin Williams during Montreal's 2-1 overtime playoff loss in Game 3 of the first-round series. For 48 hours, Koivu didn't know if he would be permanently blind in the eye.

It was not the first major health scare for Koivu, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2001. But recovering from that illness made it easier to deal with this latest setback.

"I was asking the doctors what they could tell me, and they didn't really have an answer for me at that point," Koivu said Friday in his first public comments since he was hurt on April 26. "It crossed my mind that maybe I'm never going to play again. But at the same time, all the memories from my cancer came back and I realized that we're not talking about my life, we're talking about hockey."

Koivu said a full prognosis on the health of his eye was still impossible to make because there is blood in the back of it. But doctors are confident that Koivu will completely regain his sight.

"It looks like the vision will be back 100 percent," said Koivu, with his injured eye half shut. "Right now we have to wait until all the blood is gone so we really know for sure. But whatever there might be wrong, they can fix it.

"So maybe the vision won't be 100 percent over the next couple of months, but it should be back for the start of the season or sometime soon."

Koivu said the front of his eye escaped significant damage, but there may be a tear or some other problem in the back that could eventually require surgery.

Koivu was pleased that Williams made the classy gesture of calling him on his cell phone the day after the game. Williams left a message expressing his regret, but Koivu absolved him of blame because he felt the high-stick was unintentional.

"I've seen the replay, and I don't think there was anything wrong," Koivu said. "I was in the front of the net, getting the puck from behind, and it was just very unlucky that he missed my stick. And the angle that the stick came to my face was just the worst possible one. I have no bad feelings against Justin."

Referees Dennis LaRue - who was closest to the play - and Dan Marouelli didn't call a penalty on the play, and linesmen Michel Cormier and Jean Morin didn't see it, either.

"I guess we all make mistakes, but the puck was right in front of me and I was right in front of the net," Koivu said. "There were four guys watching the play, and nobody apparently saw it. It should have been a 4-minute penalty, there's no doubt about that."

The Hurricanes cut their deficit in the series to 2-1 that night and then won the next three games to advance to the second round against the New Jersey Devils.

http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/05/271486.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 08, 2006, 09:18:22 AM
BAH!! I forgot all about Toskala. Finnish Fucker didn't even get any rubber tonite. Georges Laraque or Todd Harvey got check in and get some toughness back in the lineup. And Matt Greene.

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3923/oilerssharkshockeysja1114hy.jpg)

Its funny, everyone after the game was grumbling. WE NEED MORE SHOTS! BAH! Good thing next game is tmr.

And who'd thunk Bryzgalov would be this HOT. Fuck. But hey, Ducks held serve. Time to go back to Pepsi.

Bah! masa ur awards pix are so biased. :P I want Pronger for Norris!!


Did ya hear about Koivu and the French?:D

Koivu admits 'lazy' tongue

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MONTREAL Saku Koivu was challenged by a reporter yesterday for his inability to speak French after 10 years of playing in Montreal and seven seasons of serving as Habs' captain.

He admits it would be "ideal" to have a French-speaking captain, and he hasn't tried hard enough to learn French.

"Should I or could I make an effort to learn? I think, yeah," Koivu said. "I guess when you're not forced to do something, you become lazy. And the (hockey) schedule is very demanding."
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on May 09, 2006, 05:53:32 AM
Ryan Miller is a TANK
 
Sabres with another BIG road upset vs the sens
 
Same with Cam Ward
 
Brodeur, time to retire?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 09, 2006, 08:37:41 AM
TOSKALA!!:evil: :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 12, 2006, 10:04:29 AM
HORCOFF!!! :D :D

(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/5825/horcoffockeyedm1062zb.jpg)

I STILL AIN'T GOT ENOUGH SLEEP.

The funniest thing. Georges Laraque finally gets decent ice time, and his legs are back. Then he cleanly slams Cheechoo face first into the boards and HE GETS A GAME MISCONDUCT!! :lmao:

...Oilers come back and win this, the Ducks look fuckin tough. :o
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 13, 2006, 05:29:17 PM
Counted out when down 2-0. Oilers DOMINATED Sharks 6-3 to tie the series!!
CAPTAIN OH CAPTAIN!!
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3930/captain5bm.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on May 14, 2006, 11:07:42 AM
Scores:
Buffalo - Ottawa 3 - 2
Carolina - New Jersey 1 - 5

The Senators are out :w00t:
They are never gonna win the Cup.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on May 14, 2006, 08:07:13 PM
Doesn't look that way. The Sens have choked in the playoffs for almost a decade straight now.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 16, 2006, 09:36:50 AM
SMYTTTIE!!  :pimp:

They guy has been the Messier of the 21st Century. Busting his ass in front of the net, loses his stick, grabs a new one and scores. WHATTA SERIES!! 6-3 win over the Sharks. Total domination. Quote of the week from Toskala: "Shit happens, you know."

(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1673/smyth7zg.jpg)

If you missed the game. Peep the highlights on OLN:
http://www.olntv.com/NHLVideoGallery

Cuz dudes, if y'all are missing out on some of the best hockey ever. THANK GOD FOR THE NHL!

I like this article about the people of Edmonton:
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/14542035.htm

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The team's nickname is the result of Alberta's status as a petroleum center -- Canada's oil erserves are second only to Saudi Arabia's -- and the people who work in the refineries are Oilers fans through and through.

In terms of provincial image, Edmonton likes to think of itself as Calgary's less-pretentious, more blue-collar brother. But that's too simple a stereotype. Edmonton's metropolitan area includes more than a million people, and there are plenty of cultural diversions, but it still wouldn't be a huge stretch to call this city the Green Bay of hockey.

Look at the profile: Sports-mad town splayed out on the tundra, fiercely proud of a championship tradition, lovers of meat and more meat . . . sound like any American football city you know?

And there's another parallel: When the Packers were threatening to leave Green Bay a half-century ago, the citizens basically bought the team to keep it from moving. Eight years ago, when the Oilers were struggling financially and the Alberta Treasury Branch put the team up for sale, a group of 37 local businessmen purchased the franchise to keep it from going south.

And now, after years of trying to get over the hump, the Oilers are back in the second round of the playoffs. It's the first time that's happened since 1998. And the town is going nuts. Most of the fans still carry memories of when the Oilers won five Stanley Cups between 1984 and 1990. Wayne Gretzky has a street named after him.

In those halcyon days, the players would chow down at the Fireside coffee shop across the street. And there are legendary stories about the Stanley Cup making guest appearances at the adjoining strip joint.

It's just too bad a couple of idiots ruined it. bet they were bums fighting over scrapped pizza. The booing of the national anthem was blown up too. I'm loving the fact that we are now "Canada's Team" and yet Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver media rather talk about how they suck.

6 CUPS IN '06

Quote from: Masa
The Senators are out :w00t:
They are never gonna win the Cup.

And Canes knocked off Devils :o 4-1...Brodeur magic ran out.

The Buffalo-Ottawa series was off the chain, Alfredsson again proves how soft he is. So good to see black players excel like Ray Emery had a solid series. and ex-Oiler Mike Grier was solid:

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4651/grierrozy6ca.jpg)

WEDNESDAY!! It's gonna be Shark Fin Soup for THE OILERS!

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7793/sharkfin9by.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on May 18, 2006, 04:50:48 AM
DWYANE ROLOSON SHUTOUT :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 19, 2006, 07:42:28 AM
PECA!!  :bounceblob: :bounceblob:

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/5716/harksoilershockeyedm3qn.jpg)(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/9218/r19085321323zq.jpg)

GO OILERS GO!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 21, 2006, 07:55:46 AM
LOL. I guess I'm the only one watching hockey. Well, solid win by the Oilers last nite!! Incredible pass by Roloson to Peca. IIILLLYAAA!!

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/7109/peca5267wh.jpg)

Sabres and Canes look to go the distance, both got key injuries. Goalies are untested. I say Sabres in 7.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 21, 2006, 11:15:31 PM
Quote from: daigong
LOL. I guess I'm the only one watching hockey.
It isn't that. It's just that after seeing your "enthusiastic" posts, nothing more needs to be said. :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on May 22, 2006, 08:31:06 PM
everytime i see the oilers win, i fell bad about the canucks.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 23, 2006, 08:33:27 AM
^ C'mon, it's all fun ... likewise last time when Canucks bounced the Oilers out. Canada keeps going "Oh, Oilers not as good as the Gretzky Dynasty Era." FINALLY. We're building a new Era. Looking at  Canada sports networks coverage, they iffy to join the bandwagon.

Quote from: JFC
It isn't that. It's just that after seeing your "enthusiastic" posts, nothing more needs to be said. :D


Hey. Born and raised. Always had faith in my boys through good time and bad so I gots to say GO OILERS GO!!

CRUSH DEM
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/161/oilersmightyduckshockeyana2074.jpg)
MIGHTY FUCKS
(http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/7851/oilers950sk.jpg)(http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/7420/oilers968cz.jpg)
OF ANAHEIM!!
:twisted:

(http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/8272/oilersrd013pf.jpg)

Here's an interesting article for you Peg Sheety folks:

http://winnipegsun.com/Sports/Hockey/2006/05/21/1590601-sun.html

Carlyle + Teemu connection?? Oilers beat em = Jets. And don't forget, Oilers always win a Cup after a Calgary Finals Appearance.

Hope the Canes-Sabres go the distance, Miller looked rough. Cam Ward let in 2 quick ones. but Canes hung on 4-3.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on May 23, 2006, 01:00:52 PM
I have a feeling that Oilers will end up like the Flames in 2004, surprising people by getting to the Stanley Cup Final but...............
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on May 23, 2006, 02:34:14 PM
I think it'll be a close series against either Carolina or Buffalo if they make it.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 24, 2006, 02:53:18 AM
Quote from: daigong
Here's an interesting article for you Peg Sheety folks:

http://winnipegsun.com/Sports/Hockey/2006/05/21/1590601-sun.html

Carlyle + Teemu connection?? Oilers beat em = Jets.

Shut up dai. :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 25, 2006, 08:14:47 AM
Gretzky himself said once that whoever won the 1st round between the Jets and Oilers back in the 80s would eventually win the Cup.  1990 was just a fuckin' disgrace, being up 3-1 in the series and then losing the next 3 in a row to the eventual Champions.  I remember the shame.

I know you've never been in the old Winnipeg Arena, but I think that players have said that the only NHL arena in the world louder than Winnipeg was the old Chicago Stadium.  Winnipeg is the home of the original "white out" and "towel power", which was mimicked all around the league.  Fuck, I need me some NHL in my hometown.
Title: That is true. Gretzky is a wiseman.
Post by: daigong on May 25, 2006, 09:07:00 AM
Let's hope the Pens can move soon, the atmopshere is intense, I wish y'all could enjoy this. Every straight red blooded male lavishes this time of year!

I dunno. The thing with the Oilers. They are versatile. You want speedy Euro fuckers? They got it. You wanna trap. They can do it. You wanna be physical? BRING IT ON!!!!!

Case and point: last night's Oilers game was intense!! 8 fuckin goals in the 3rd but Oilers go up 3-0!!

peep this O Canada sung by our anthem singer, then he put his mic to the crowd and they all sang it acappella :canada:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meLpuF9UMvk
http://rapidshare.de/files/21256176/Oilers_Ducks_O_Canada.avi.html

Gives ya goose bumps! Ducks wanna play rough? Half the Oil had the flu and they still beat the shit outta em! Look at Captain Jason Smith!

(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/598/ducksfront73bb.jpg)

Top it off with JPH!P Pimper GEORGES LARAQUE! (http://forum.jphip.com/showpost.php?p=73893&postcount=13)
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9076/ducksfront55lw.jpg)

A beat down in the first on Fedoruk, he asked for more but was already laying down helpless and Georges coulda pounded him but just held back. THAT'S CLASS!

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9687/georgesbeatdown088re.jpg)

Then LMAO he hams it up for the Camera and the Ducks got all uptight!! Great entertainment!

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3528/gl689491gg.jpg)

GEORGES!! :pimp:

Oilers Tidbit #2
Every playoff season that the Oilers won seven straight games or more they went on to win the Stanley Cup, including 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990.

Carolina-Buffalo are gonna have an interesting time slugging it out. Another 4-3 score tonite. Gerber gets the nod again.

We got chill and take it a game at a time. But it's funny, Oilers are supposed to be Canada's team but ....
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 26, 2006, 03:27:30 AM
Looks like the Ducks got the momentum halfway into the 2nd period tho...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chatin on May 26, 2006, 05:29:54 AM
Kuno just had to talk about a 3-1 with the other team getting three more wins. XD  Let's hope that doesn't happen this time.  Edmonton played pretty badly tonight.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 26, 2006, 09:31:39 PM
1st round, Smythe Division, 1990.  Jets up 3-1 games going into game 5.

Oilers would win the Cup in 1990.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 27, 2006, 06:16:25 PM
^ I remember that meltdown so well, the Cup where I was totally into things.

DAMN DAMN, didn't like how Ducks totally controlled the tempo with all those 5 on 3's ... KEEP THE STICKS DOWN. Ah well, at least:

GEORGES SCORES!! :D

(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/3644/georgesfront92yv.jpg)
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6913/georgesscoresoilershockeyedmx1.jpg)

Pronger HUGE HIT
(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/4071/prongerteemu65oj.jpg)

Gotta regroup and beat those Ducks!!

Marty Gerber is doing just fine for the Canes ... but after they went up 2-0, 3-0 ... Buffalo just kept controlling the tempo. Nothng like a nice series going the distance...NHL 4 LIFE!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 28, 2006, 09:13:36 AM
Well I certainly must say that the winning goal in the 2nd was fuckin' pimp.  Deflection off of I believe the shaft of the stick getting Giguere to zigzag the opposite way, just beautiful.  That'll be on the plays of the year, without question.  Now the boys just gotta recuperate, get over the flu and take notes on the Hurricanes - because they WILL win the eastern conference.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 28, 2006, 08:10:52 PM
:lol: I saw the last period of the game at a strip club. It was hilarious, all the guys there were moving their heads back and forth between the game on the projection screen and the girl on stage. :damnfunny
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 29, 2006, 07:54:57 AM
Hmm...Chatin must have not watched the game cuz...

OILERS MOVE ON TO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS!!
(talk about anti-climatic)

the breaks. the breaks!! hustle grit...I fuckin love hockey. Moreau overcoming flu to get his long deserved first goal.
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5925/oilersmightyduckshockeyxpch109.jpg)

Shame to see Teemu be one of the few Finns to not get a Cup. Even Jere Lehtinen and Ville Nieminen got one. Markkanen is gonna get a chance now.
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Playoffs/Edmonton/2006/05/28/1602317-sun.html

GATOR!! :D
(http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/7375/captainsmith59rn.jpg)
Don't touch the Campbell Cup!!

NICE JFC. I'd rather have watched in a strip club too cuz the CBC commentators have been driving me nuts. Listening the play by play on the radio gives ya a 5 second lag :evil:

Thank you dumb asses for trashing Whyte again. It was pretty cool to see young and old all converge on in the tens of thousands just giving a good ol "GO OILERS GO!" but shit ain't over yet. 4 MORE WINS BABY! It's really a weird feeling now, Western Conference Champs. Stanley Cup berth. DAMN. The City of Champions can ring true once again.

Overall, the good karma must've came from The Great One cuz he was backing the Oil, went into the locker room and who could forget how he pounded Kuno_Thunder's asshole back in the Summer of 2005??

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/jphip2005/ktgretzky912.jpg)
A RITUAL TO BE REPEATED YEARLY!! :bow: :bow:

Great game tonite going to a 4-3 OT win for Canes out East. Buffalo totally controlled the tempo but man, the Cam Ward Card got played again and momemntum shifted. This shit is going 7 indeed.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 29, 2006, 08:39:10 PM
Congrats to Oilers! I was kinda hoping Selanne finally could play for the cup, but now I'm truely cheering for Edmontonians.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 30, 2006, 07:15:44 AM
^ EXCELLENT!! The more on the bandwagon the better :D

Check this out Winnipeggers!!

Quote
Ten years after leaving Winnipeg for Phoenix, the Jets-turned-Coyotes franchise plans to head back to its hometown for the first time to play an exhibition game next season.

A news conference to announce the game, which will be played Sept. 17 vs. the Stanley Cup finals-bound Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg's MTS Centre, is expected later this week.


http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/0529todaystalker0529.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 30, 2006, 05:33:09 PM
^ :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

/me faints


/me gets up and reads article

Notice how the article is from a Phoenix newspaper, yet they refer to Winnipeg as the team's hometown.  Gives the impression that Phoenix still doesn't consider the team to be "theirs".


Oh yeah, DEFINITELY going to this one!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chatin on May 30, 2006, 10:34:08 PM
I actually only half-watched the game.  Last time I fully watched a game, the Oilers lost, so I figured I better not. :P

I think EVERYONE moved to Whyte, because the usual non-stop cheering was absent for a few hours on Jasper following the win.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 31, 2006, 12:10:59 AM
I think Shane Doan is the only guy left on the Phoenix team that played in Winnipeg.  And he was what, 21 years old or something like that when the team moved?  Now he's team captain - how appropriate.

You fuckin' know we're going to THAT game.  Even if its back row of the upper deck, like how we saw the Raptors and TrailBlazers last year - it don't matter.

And wow, my hair was short back then.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 31, 2006, 07:08:22 PM
What a class act.  Good to hear stuff like this.

http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/05/273810.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on June 02, 2006, 06:31:35 AM
CANES + OILERS

Bring it :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on June 02, 2006, 07:19:05 AM
Blah. 'Canes won.
 
/me stops caring.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Samuel L. Jackson on June 02, 2006, 09:46:44 AM
^ :P

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3269/sportsmay1606c8cs.jpg)

This whole NHL season, I haven't watched so many games in my life. Tonite's game no different. End to end action, bouncing pucks all over the place. A bounce here or there and it coulda went either way.

Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
What a class act.  Good to hear stuff like this.

http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/05/273810.html


Doug Weight is pure class. Once an Oiler, always an Oiler. It hurt so much to see him vacate the Captaincy. All we got was Hecht, Reasoner, and some other fucker. Everyone who plays in Edmonton is still connected to the copper and blue. The trainers. The winning tradition. I bet its killing him NOT to be on the Oilers.

BRING ON ORIGINAL 4 WHA MATCHUP!!

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4490/wha1wf.jpg)

Peep the old Hartford Whalers theme song if you haven't already:
http://www.brassbonanza.com/site/modules.php?name=Audio

The lay off is overrated, Carolina has a few days off themselves. Prongs and Smith will shut down Staal and the old farts. Just hope the Oilers can stretch it a little longer so I can be back in time... 8)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on June 06, 2006, 04:57:45 AM
:evil:  Ty Conklin :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Samuel L. Jackson on June 06, 2006, 07:36:35 AM
ROLI :o

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/6678/fuck03qu.jpg)

He's out for the playoffs now!!! :o

Oilers coulda put it away, but failed on so much 5 on 3s and made Cam Ward more confident. Pronger's penalty shot (FIRST SUCCESSFUL IN NHL HISTORY) was almost a momentum swinger too :(

Time to bring in The Finnish Fucker!!

(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/771/jussi018ad.th.jpg) (http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jussi018ad.jpg)

Improve the D!! Oilers gonna get back in this!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 06, 2006, 10:18:53 AM
What happened to Roloson?

I hope Markkanen wouldn't fail, that would be shame.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 06, 2006, 02:09:01 PM
#47 (above) Bergeron hit the player as he was trying to crash the goalie and the Carolina player ended up landing on Roloson's leg.

Jussi is good. The Oilers Defense has to not allow so many odd man rushes and they'll be fine. GO OILERS GO!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 08, 2006, 07:17:58 AM
Exactly the same happened in the finnish league, and my favorite team lost the quarterfinals after their super-goalie hurt his leg in the same kind of situation.

But they didn't have Markkanen as backup though :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chatin on June 08, 2006, 07:26:49 AM
The Oilers did terrible tonight.  Absolutely terrible. Unless they turn it around and play like they were earlier in the playoffs, we might as well be accepting the loss already. :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 08, 2006, 08:51:43 AM
Omg I just read news about the 5-0... I guess Markkanen wasn't that good after all... But it was his first game in 3 months!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Fujisyuusuke on June 08, 2006, 03:47:22 PM
Quote from: ctz
Omg I just read news about the 5-0... I guess Markkanen wasn't that good after all... But it was his first game in 3 months!


Exactly! But the Hurricanes plays very impressive and since they are leading 2-0 in matches, it will be hard for the Oilers to turn this negative streak into a positivt one, and take home Stanley Cup!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 08, 2006, 09:48:47 PM
The Oilers are losing because dai wasn't allowed to go to A-Kon and it's hurt their mo-jo. :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 09, 2006, 08:27:26 AM
I think it went all downhill when I bit and bought a car flag for the trip, a bunch of Oilers junk for the peeps on the World Tour. :lol: Dun fuck with Karma, I had been wearing the same tight ass tee from 1995, freebie cap from getting an Oilers mastercard, and those banadanas they gave away at the start of the season. Never did I jump on the bandwagon cuz I was raised Copper and Blue. I have faith in my boys. Gretz once said, it's never a series unless the opposing team wins a road game.

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/7851/060608full8ox.jpg)

Jussi was solid, his goatee wasn't. They played too pretty, a reaction to the sliding shot blocking of the Canes. Stop making the extra pass and get the puck on the net!! Fake em out!! Make em slide to the corners then set up a shot. ROOF IT!! Can I get a wrist shot!?  Absolutely no positives to take outta Game 2. BRUTAL. Georges Laraque was pretty close to being suspended after his second ejection (clean slate in finals) Gotta get it back to dump it, grind it out Oilers hockey. GO OILERS GO!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: boykun on June 11, 2006, 06:19:34 AM
this is thimas on boy's account....go oilers ! XD

daigong is next to me and hes sad that noone read his post :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 11, 2006, 07:31:10 AM
^ Fuck, you must be plastered! :damnfunny
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 11, 2006, 05:10:49 PM
Oilers getting gritty with their play last night, squeezing out the win.  Game 4 has to be treated like another must-win, as they don't want to give the Canes to beat them at home for the Cup.  Has the momentum swung over to the Oilers' side?  Maybe...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on June 12, 2006, 05:32:32 AM
Oilers, GUUUUUU!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on June 13, 2006, 07:12:41 AM
dang they lost...

c'mon oilers! :P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 13, 2006, 07:47:19 AM
Oh noes :(

But I still believe in them.

Too bad they doesn't show the finals here anymore. When I was a kid they did that every year.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 14, 2006, 09:15:40 PM
"The waiting is over! The New York Rangers are the Stanley Cup champions. And this one will last a lifetime."
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2862/stanleycup6an.jpg)
Man, time sure flies. Today is the 12 year anniversary of one of my favorite sporting moments ever. New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup exactly 12 years ago and now it's time to reminisce the good ol' days.

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7972/040730messier7xp.jpg)
"New York City is buzzing on June 14, 1994, with thoughts of Madison Square Garden and Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks.

The Rangers haven't won the Cup in 54 years and the city is engulfed with Rangers' fever. Everywhere you look, there are people wearing Rangers' jerseys, people yelling "Go Rangers," signs blasting, "Win The Cup" and "Tonight's The Night."

"I've been in the game for 16 years, had already won five Cups," Rangers captain Mark Messier told reporters later in the day. "I thought I'd seen it all, but I'd never seen the kind of attention paid to this game."

THE MOMENT
Game time arrives. The city comes to a screeching halt. Madison Square Garden is louder than any arena you've ever been in. The game is tense and spirited, the best of what is already a memorable series. Fittingly and expectedly, it is Messier who leads the Rangers' charge toward the Cup. He was, after all, brought to New York three years earlier for this moment.

After winning five Cups with the Edmonton Oilers, Messier boldly accepted a difficult mission -- to lead the Rangers to the Stanley Cup title for the first time since 1940. He won the NHL MVP that first season in New York, but the Rangers floundered in the playoffs that season and the next.

But in the 1993-94 season, Messier leads the Rangers to the best record in the NHL, then playoff victories over the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals. Then, in the conference finals against the hated New Jersey Devils, he boldly guarantees a victory in Game 6 and backs it up with a hat trick to clinch the series.

But in the Cup Finals, the Rangers let a 3-games-to-1 lead slip away and are forced to confront the pressure of a Game 7. Fans and teammates look to Messier, their rock of leadership, their ace in the hole.

Messier sets up the Rangers' first goal at 11:02 of the first period. He carries the puck up the ice, past Canucks star Pavel Bure, along the right side. He holds the puck at the top of the right circle and then makes a sweet back-handed pass to Sergei Zubov, who holds the puck, then whips a pass over to Brian Leetch, who beats the sprawling Kirk McLean on the open side of the net.

The Rangers score again, and after Vancouver slices the deficit to 2-1, Messier comes through again. Early in the second period, when the puck is deflected in front of the Canucks' net, it's Messier who's there at the left post to tip it home for a 3-1 lead.

Vancouver closes to within a goal again, turning the game into a tense, fierce battle of will, guts and desire in the final period. With two minutes left, the crowd rises in joy and fear. They do not sit down again. During the final 90 seconds, the Rangers keep icing the puck, doing anything and everything to keep it out of their end, where goalie Mike Richter faces a powerful arsenal from six Canuck shooters.

"The clock didn't seem to move," Leetch would say. "You're out there for what seems like a minute and a half, and when you look up it's only been 20 seconds. You have that fear of the puck going in the net, but it's still the most exciting moment in your life."

During the final 60 seconds, the fans are on their feet; the arena is deafening. The atmosphere, the experience, takes on religious-like proportions as fans remain standing in a spine-tingling frenzy.

With 6.6 seconds left, the fans' roar shakes the Garden's pillars as Steve Larmer grabs the puck in the corner, with the Canucks swarming and attacking in their quest to win their first Cup. Larmer flicks the puck all the way down ice. The puck takes five seconds to cross the goal line at the other end, before the refs can call icing. Just 1.6 seconds show on the clock. There's one more faceoff left.

The Rangers' Craig MacTavish skates into the faceoff circle against Murray Craven, just to Richter's right for the final shining moment of a golden season. The puck is dropped. MacTavish reaches in quickly and yanks it back toward the boards as the scoreboard clock ticks down. Bure takes one final, desperate swipe at the puck, but the Rangers freeze the puck behind the net at the corner boards. The green light flashes as the buzzer sounds, and bedlam erupts in every corner of the sacred arena.

Fireworks explode in the arena. Finally, 1940 is meaningless. A new chant is born -- "1994! 1994!"

"We did it! We did it!" Messier screams as the Rangers mob each other. The roar from the crowd rises as the Stanley Cup emerges from the bowels of the arena and is carried out on the ice.

Messier's usual stone face is aglow in a joyous smile as he takes the shining silver chalice and cradles the 32-pound trophy high, then shakes it like he can't believe he actually has it in his grasp. Then he hoists it high over his head, sharing it with everyone, from rinkside to the rafters.

A fan high above rinkside, illustrating the impact of this victory for many Rangers fans, holds up a sign that reads, "Now I Can Die in Peace."

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/espn25/story?page=moments/38

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/5541/news14nx.th.jpg) (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=news14nx.jpg)

Adam Graves :bow:
Esa Tikkanen :bow: :bow:
Brian Leetch :bow: :bow: :bow:
Mike Richter :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Mark Messier :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

Let's Go Rangers!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on June 14, 2006, 09:56:26 PM
Man, Daigong just got me on the Oilers bandwagon, too!  Pull out the win!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on June 15, 2006, 06:04:43 AM
YAY! We're still alive! Make the boss happy!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 15, 2006, 07:49:13 AM
FUCK YEAH!!! BACK TO E-TOWN BITCHES! :w00t:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on June 15, 2006, 10:08:47 AM
I'm Happy, too!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 15, 2006, 10:36:53 AM
YAAAY-YAY!@! E-ToWN!! Bringing it back home!! Jussi has been fuckin stand up, glad da boyz got it done. Fernando baby!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on June 18, 2006, 06:54:06 AM
4-0
Jussi = OWNAGE
 
Bring on the cup!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 18, 2006, 09:15:17 AM
BACK TO CAROLI-MINA BITCHES!!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on June 18, 2006, 10:29:16 AM
I was watching the game with my friends on Sammie Js (Sports restaurant)

Man, Cam Ward's save was CRRRRAAAZZYY!!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on June 18, 2006, 07:43:48 PM
Oilers Doing Guud!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 18, 2006, 09:13:53 PM
MAD save by Cam Ward last night, doing Sherwood Park proud!!  Too bad it didn't affect the game result for his team however.  Game 7, Oilers with momentum, can they hang on ftw?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 19, 2006, 05:41:18 PM
Omg! Too bad I'd have to pay for seeing finals here. Does anyone know any site or anything where I could watch the game online? Or listen it?

Otherwise I just have to cheer for oilers while I'm sleeping.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 19, 2006, 10:55:28 PM
Gonna be at the local sports pub tonite to catch the game. Hope we can get decent table. :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: suki* on June 19, 2006, 11:10:31 PM
Quote from: THUNDERDUCK
Man, Daigong just got me on the Oilers bandwagon, too!  Pull out the win!
Quote from: Thimas X
YAY! We're still alive! Make the boss happy!


For the second time in my life, I watched hockey. XDDD At least this time I kinda had an idea as to what I was watching since I was in the company of people in the know. XDDD Thank God I had you boys for company! XDDDD

Anyway! For the game tonight!

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^o^
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on June 20, 2006, 04:33:15 AM
lol

dammit! Edmonton is losing
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Chatin on June 20, 2006, 04:56:33 AM
Damn. :(  This was disappointing.  They used all their luck up back at Edmonton the last game.  They should have made the last game a bit closer.. 4-3 or something! XD  They could use those extra three goals to subtract from this game. XD

Noooo Mooore Cryy~
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on June 20, 2006, 05:50:20 AM
the home team always wins.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on June 20, 2006, 05:51:25 AM
=[

sorry boss
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 20, 2006, 07:06:18 AM
Actually, the home team doesn't always win.  Game 7 in the Cup Finals may be the only exception.  Odds were stacked against the Oilers since losing game 4, but they squeezed out the OT win in game 5, and had their best performance in game 6.  Too bad the 2nd penalty sealed the deal for the Canes.  Oh well, it was a hell of a season, and I'm happy for Rod Brind'amour, that bitch works so hard.  And Andrew Ladd?  When's the next time you get a Cup?  World Jrs one year, Stanley Cup the next!  Good stuff Laddy!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on June 20, 2006, 07:52:41 AM
Quote from: Mugen
the home team always wins.


Hope this works for the Mavs.  Sorry Daigong.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 20, 2006, 08:45:32 AM
Congratulations Carolina Hurricanes! :cheers
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Damn, the Oilers actually won the Cup in my dream. And when I woke up I was so sure they had won. Anyways even though I was rooting for the 'Canes it's still a shame that Canada didn't get their first Cup since 1993. The last two Cups have been big victories for Bettman. NHL is already big in Canada and winning the Cup means so much more for the canadian fans but I know Bettman wants teams like Tampa Bay or Carolina to win because it's gonna boost the popularity of hockey in places where it ain't all that big yet. I gotta admit that I feel bad for all our Oilers fans, I fucking know what it feels like. This year's Olympic final still hurts like a motherfucker :evil:  

Hurricanes take home first Stanley Cup
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The Carolina Hurricanes, also-rans in the minds of most hockey experts prior to the start of the 2005-06 season, now rule the NHL.

Displaying unbelievable energy and courage, the Hurricanes got off the canvas after losing Games 5 and 6 to beat the Edmonton Oilers, 3-1, to win the Stanley Cup in the seventh-and-deciding game of what was a long and memorable season.

Rookie goaltender Cam Ward was terrific in the win and the series and was named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the postseason.

"It's unbelievable," Ward said, summarizing the feelings of most of his teammates. "Your childhood dream of winning the Stanley Cup finally comes true and all that work you put forth through minor hockey and junior, it's all paid off from today."

The game will go down in Stanley Cup lore as one of the most frenzied and intense in history, with the pace just incredible ?throughout and the sellout crowd of 18,978 standing throughout, creating a deafening din for almost the entire game.

Defensemen Aaron Ward and Frantisek Kaberle gave the 'Canes a 2-0 edge that was halved by an Edmonton goal by Fernando Pisani. But at 18:59, with Oilers goalie Jussi Markkanen on the bench, Justin Williams scored an empty-net goal that sealed the deal and sparked a huge celebration from the crowd.

Entering Game 7, historical stats favored the Hurricanes, as home teams had won 11 of 13 Game 7s in Stanley Cup Final history. But the Oilers appeared to have more gas left in the tank after pulling even in the series after dropping three of the first four games. The Hurricanes seemed finished after a 4-0 loss in Game 6 in Edmonton, but Carolina lived up to its motto of "Whatever It Takes" and somehow summoned the energy and grit to become champions.

"No way in Game 7 we were gonna lose before our fans, no way," defenseman Glen Wesley said."

"We really had to earn that one," said Carolina winger Ray Whitney, a former Oiler stickboy as a kid and whose father, Floyd, still works for the team and has been a practice goalie for the team. "This is an unbelievable feeling. I had the opportunity to watch this back in the 1980s.

"It was relentless," Whitney said of the effort. "All season long, we have been a very focused group. Working our tails off all year. They gave us everything that we could handle."

For a host of veteran Hurricanes like Whitney, the 2006 Final was seen as their last and best kick at the can. Wesley had played 1,479 regular-season games and 168 playoff games in 18 seasons before finally being able to lift the Cup high Monday night. He appeared at a postgame press conference with his wife and three children surrounding him.

After Carolina captain Rod Brind'Amour accepted the Stanley Cup from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the 'Canes' captain gave it to Wesley.

"I don't know what to feel," Wesley said. "It's unbelievable. It honestly feels like a dream to me. It's the best feeling. ? 18 years to be able to play the game, very blessed and fortunate. The guys were outstanding. I think everybody stepped up. An awesome effort."

Center Doug Weight could not play in Game 7 because of a severe shoulder injury. He skated in the morning warm-up, but was unable to go. When he took the Stanley Cup, he was unable to lift the Cup high overhead because of the injury.

"This is an amazing group of guys," Weight said. "It's a wonderful place. I knew we would have a great game."

As for the shoulder, Weight looked forward to lots of rehab with a smile, knowing he had finally won his first his Stanley Cup.

The contest was tight throughout, but the 'Canes had some anxious moments in the third period when Edmonton's Pisani halved the Carolina lead at 1:03 of the third period, converting the third shot of a scoring sequence by the Oilers. After making an initial stop on Raffi Torres, Ward also denied Rem Murray, but kicked the rebound out to a driving Pisani, who scored his 14th goal of the playoffs to make it 2-1.

With 3:40 remaining, Ward again denied Pisani with an incredible save that preserved the one-goal lead. Ward made an initial stop on Torres, but couldn't control the rebound, as Ward stretched his left leg as far as possible and he was able to get his skate on Pisani's rebound attempt, a save that prompted another thunderous roar from the frenzied crowd.

That was the Oilers' last gasp, a bitter disappointment for a gritty and resilient team that entered the playoffs as the eighth-seeded team in the Western Conference. The Oilers survived the loss of their No. 1 goalie, Dwayne Roloson in the series opener and rallied from a 3-1 deficit to come to the cusp of a Stanley Cup championship.

"We'll get over the disappointment, but that's pretty hard to do right now," a somber Craig MacTavish said after the game. "I told the players we didn't do ourselves a disservice in this game."

MacTavish looked back at blowing a lead in Game 1 as perhaps the turning point for his team in this series.

" When you get to this level, you can't leave anything in the table," he said. "We may have left one on the table in Game 1. We didn't lose the series tonight. Give them a lot of credit the way they bounced back from a sub-par effort in Game 6."

The crowd of 18,978, which sang both national anthems like their counterparts in Edmonton, stood for most of the game as the overall pace was insane for two teams that had played more than 100 games. The 'Canes were playing their 107th regular season/playoff games, while the Oilers were playing their 106th regular season/playoff contest.

The Hurricanes bolted from the gate with the opening drop and jumped into the lead just 1:26 into the game when Aaron Ward blasted a shot from the top of the right circle past a screened Markkanen.

Mark Recchi and Matt Cullen were very effective along the boards, keeping the puck in play along with winger Andrew Ladd. Recchi moved the puck to Ward, who pinched in to the top of the circle and let fly as Ladd and Cullen drove to the net to create screens, with the puck eluding Markkanen.

There was plenty of controversy at the end of the period. With a delayed penalty coming up on the Oilers' Ethan Moreau, the Hurricanes drove into the Edmonton end and a bizarre series of events took place. Rod Brind'Amour attempted to put a shot on goal, but it bounced into the slot, where Craig Adams then chipped a shot on the Edmonton net. Markkanen sprawled to make the save, but the puck went over him, appeared to be tipped by Ales Hemsky and then fell into the crease, where Oilers defenseman Steve Staios dove into the net to keep the puck out.

Referee Brad Watson initially signaled for a penalty shot, but the officials huddled and decided that the Oilers had touched the puck before the goal-mouth scramble, prompting the whistle to end the play before the pileup. Hence, no penalty shot for covering up the puck in the crease. But, the 'Canes did get a power play that carried over to the second period.

"With a delayed penalty about to be called by the back referee (Bill McCreary) for a high stick by Edmonton player Ethan Moreau, Oilers' defenseman Steve Staios deliberately bats the puck in the crease, which constitutes control and the play is considered dead," NHL Senior Vice President and Director of Officiating Stephen Walkom said. "Referee (Brad) Watson, who was unaware that a delayed penalty was being called, was waiting for a play that would constitute a normal stoppage. Batting the puck by a player in the defensive zone does not constitute a stoppage. Referee Watson stopped the play when the Oilers' players covered the puck. He was then informed by referee McCreary of the delayed penalty, which required play to be stopped at the moment when control was achieved by the batting of the puck by Staios."

The first period was played like a track meet, with thunderous hits and all-out efforts that typified how important the game was to the respective teams.

Brind'Amour set the tone right away, throwing a heavy check into Raffi Torres, who had done the same to the 'Canes in Games 5 and 6.

Ward made a nice stop off a Sergei Samsonov blast two minutes in, but the 'Canes were showing a hunger spirit that had been missing in the previous two games. A strong hitting shift by the 'Canes ended when Eric Staal was called for hitting Markkanen behind the net. The ensuing Oilers' power play forced Ward to make three solid saves. Midway through the period, Ward made another strong save when Radek Dvorak made a nice shot from in close off a Samsonov pass.

Edmonton killed off a penalty to defenseman Matt Greene at 17:33, and the Oilers also killed off the penalty to Moreau early in the second that had spawned all the controversy at the end of period one.

Erik Cole's speed was too much for Oilers defenseman Jaroslav Spacek to handle at 4:10 of the second period, and he was boxed for holding, a penalty that proved immensely costly at 4:18 when Carolina defenseman Frantisek Kaberle's shot from the rim of the left circle changed direction and speed after hitting diving Oiler defenseman Jason Smith, dipping between the legs of Markkanen for a 2-0 Carolina lead.

Brind'Amour wasn't credited with an assist on the goal, but he made the key play, deflecting an Edmonton clearing pass just enough for teammate Matt Cullen ?to corral at the blue line. Cullen moved the puck to Cory Stillman, who spotted Kaberle in the clear for the vital second goal.

The Hurricanes dodged a huge bullet late in the period. First, Niclas Wallin was called for hooking Ryan Smyth at 16:16, giving the Oilers a power play that became a two-man advantage at 16:21, when defenseman Aaron Ward was called for delay of game after sending the puck into the crowd, giving the Oilers the 5-on-3 edge. The Oilers were 0-for-4 in the Final with the two-man edge and it became 0-for-5 as Carolina goalie Cam Ward made a series of saves. Edmonton's opportunity ended early when Smyth was called for hooking Wesley at 17:21.

The Oilers tested Ward late in the period, but the rookie goalie rose to the occasion, somehow seeing the puck through multiple screens to make saves on Chris Pronger and Ales Hemsky.

http://www.nhl.com/cupcrazy/2006/serieso/game7_recap.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 21, 2006, 12:38:34 AM
Damn, for a sec I though Masa had turned into a hockey essayist! :P  Yeah, totally sucks for the Oilers, but you can't say that they gave it away. Carolina DEFINITELY earned this win and they do deserve the Cup this year.

Best part of the night for me was near the end of the third period.  The crowd at the restaurant had started a "LET'S GO OILERS!" chant, after which they'd pound the tables a bit (you know the one). Anyway, this one tipsy dude pounded his table so hard he knocked over his beer, spilling it on himself! :damnfunny
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 21, 2006, 09:07:13 AM
Hey!! Who fuckin changed the thread title :P

Man....I'm just so physically and emotionally spent. SO FUCKIN CLOSE!! Games 1 and 4 come to mind...and we were still battling till the end. (I'm a write an essay later complete with photos) ...I'm proud of the Oilers! Next year! The new CBA will solidfy the nucleus and we can at least get some damn snipers to roof a couple of shots and not depend on the 5 hole or a one timer :evil:

TO THINK WE LOST THE DECIDING GAME OFF A SHOT OFF JASON SMITH'S ASS!!! :evil:  ah well. I'm gonna go to the rally whenever the city has it tmr or whatever this week!!

2.5 months till training camp!!! Bring on the NHL Awards and Draft!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 22, 2006, 08:10:36 AM
Jose Theodore is dating Paris Hilton!??!

Big Oilers rally tmr noon at City Hall!!! BE THERE!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 23, 2006, 07:52:10 AM
Thornton, Lidstrom big winners at Awards Show

The NHL honored a season of excellence Thursday night in Vancouver, handing out a galaxy of trophies to the League's elite players.

Leading the winners was San Jose's Joe Thornton, the winner of the Hart Trophy as the League's Most Valuable Player, Miikka Kiprusoff, of the Flames took the Vezina Trophy as the top goalie and Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom won his fourth Norris Trophy as the top defenseman.

The black-tie event was held at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts and boasted an audience that represented a who's who of the hockey world. Among the presenters were Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier.

Hart Trophy, Most Valuable Player -- Joe Thornton, who came over from the Boston Bruins in a trade early in the season that helped point the San Jose Sharks in the right direction, was named the winner of the Hart as the League's most valuable player.

Thornton was named on all 129 ballots from the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and received 67 first-place votes for 1,058 points, besting Jaromir Jagr of the New York Rangers, who received 48 first-place votes and 974 points.

Thornton formed a dynamic duo with Jonathon Cheechoo in San Jose. Cheechoo won the Maurice "Rocket" Richard" as the League's top scorer with 56 goals. Thornton finished atop the League in scoring with 29 goals and 96 assists. It marked the highest point total since Jaromir Jagr, the Hart runner-up this year, scored 127 points in 1997-98.

After being acquired by the Sharks on Nov. 30, Thornton scored 92 points in 58 games, helping the Sharks to a 36-15-7 record. His 125 points are the most by a player who played with two teams in one season.

"I was Wayne Gretzky's biggest fan and watched him take this home a few times, and then there's Mark (Messier) and Mario (Lemieux)," Thornton said. "It's very humbling to be on the same page with them. I'm so proud of my teammates, so glad I have good people around me. They really helped me do this.

"Every time you hit over 100 points it's a special season," Thornton said "Getting the team to the playoffs makes it a special season. Those two thing said it's a special season."

Calder Trophy, Top Rookie -- Left wing Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is the NHL's top rookie in 2005-06, topping an unprecedented rookie class that included Pittsburgh Penguins standout Sidney Crosby and Calgary Flames defenseman Dion Phaneuf.

Ovechkin, the Caps' dynamic scorer, ran away with the award, receiving 124 of 129 first-place votes and five second-place votes for 1,275 points. Crosby, also named on all 129 ballots, was second with 831 points.

Ovechkin, drafted first overall in 2004, scored 52 goals and 54 assists for the Caps and also led the NHL in shots with 425. His 52 goals was the third-best in the NHL and was third all-time among rookies, trailing only Teemu Selanne (76) and Mike Bossy (53).

Ovechkin was thrilled with the win, although a little nervous having to talk about it in English.

"I'm nervous now," Ovechkin smiled. "I can't believe I won this cup ...

"I win," Ovechkin said with a huge sigh. "I'm very happy playing for a great team and great guys. This means a lot ... I don't have the words. I can tell you in Russian."

Vezina Trophy, Top Goaltender -- Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff came away with two trophies, the Jennings Trophy for lowest goals-against average, 2.03, and also won the Vezina as the League's top goaltender. He bested formidable competition from New Jersey's Martin Brodeur and the New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist. Kiprusoff won handily, taking 140 points to Brodeur's 48.

In addition to goals-against, Kiprusoff led all netminders in goals-against average shutouts (10) and was second in victories (42) and third in save percentage (.923).

Selke Trophy, Top Defensive Forward -- The wins just continue to roll in for Carolina Hurricanes center Rod Brind'Amour, who won the Stanley Cup Monday in Raleigh and the Selke Thursday in Vancouver.

"It feels like a huge weight has gotten lifted off my chest," Brind'Amour said of the Stanley Cup/Selke combo.

Ironically, the Selke goes to the NHL's top defensive forward, and Brind'Amour said he never has thought of himself as a defensive forward. But he has proven to be a shutdown center and also excels at faceoffs, as well in the leadership capacity that was so evident during the Hurricanes' ruin to the Cup.

Brind'Amour outdistanced the field by receiving 80 first-place votes and was named on 108 of 129 ballots for 954 points. Three-time Selke winner Jere Lehtinen of the Dallas Stars was second with 567 points.

Brind'Amour helped the Hurricanes to a franchise-best 112-point season and the second seed in the Eastern Conference with his trademark tenacity and versatility. The Hurricanes captain led all NHL forwards in ice time per game at 24:17, more than a minute and a half ahead of second-place Brad Richards of Tampa Bay (22:45). Brind'Amour's faceoff prowess was impressive. He led all players in faceoffs taken with 2,145 and placing third in faceoff winning percentage, 59.1 percent.

Norris Trophy, Top Defenseman -- You can never go wrong selecting Nicklas Lidstrom for an award and the Detroit Red Wings' defenseman has once again come away with the Norris trophy as the NHL's top defenseman. It marked the fourth time Lidstrom has won the Norris.

"It's special," Lidstrom said. "After the lockout, I wanted to come back and have a strong season and I think I did that. I'm very proud of the season I had."
Nicklas Lidstrom

Lidstrom led all NHL defensemen in scoring with a career-high 80 points (16 goals, 64 assists), helping the Presidents' Trophy winners post a 14-0-0 record when he scored a goal. Lidstrom ranked third in the NHL in ice time per game (28:06) and posted a plus-21 rating.

"It's an honor to be among the players who have won this award," Lidstrom said, pointing to Chris Chelios, Paul Coffey and Ray Bourque. "To be mentioned with them is an awesome feeling."

Lidstrom said a combination of health and playing time has combined to make him a strong player.

"Staying healthy is a big part of this and getting an opportunity to play a lot of minutes are key factors," Lidstrom said. "I play better when I play more."

And it shows.

Lady Byng, Sportsmanship -- Playing well and staying out of the penalty box can be a tough line to walk in an action, collision sport like hockey, but the Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk does it beautifully.

Datsyuk was named on 94 of 128 ballots and received 41 first-place votes for 669 points, finishing well ahead of 2004 Lady Byng winner Brad Richards of the Tampa Bay Lightning (442).

Datsyuk led the Red Wings in scoring in 2005-06 with a career-high 87 points (28 goals, 59 assists), the most by a Detroit player since Brendan Shanahan's 88 in 1996-97. Datsyuk became the first Red Wings player to tally 50 assists in a season since Steve Yzerman, also in 1996-97, and was the first player in franchise history to attempt and score a shootout goal, Dec. 20 vs. Columbus. He was assessed just 22 penalty minutes in 75 games.

Masterton Trophy, Perseverance and Dedication to Hockey -- Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne, coming off surgery for a serious knee injury, enjoyed a banner season with the Anaheim Ducks in 2005-06 thanks to the diligent hard work he did to rehab the injury.

The award was presented by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association to honor the late Bill Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited those qualities. Masterton died on Jan. 15, 1968, as a result of an on-ice injury.

Coming off a disappointing 2003-04 season in Colorado when he scored 16 goals and 16 assists, Selanne rebounded in a big way this season, scoring 40 goals and 50 assists with the Ducks.

Pearson Trophy, MVP voted by NHLPA -- Trying to decide between Joe Thornton and Jaromir Jagr for the Hart Trophy was really a case of splitting hairs in terms of excellence. So it was fitting that the NHLPA's Pearson went to Jagr, who was a one-man gang for the New York Rangers. Jagr scored 54 goals and assisted on 69 others and finished at an impressive plus-34.

Adams Trophy, Top Coach -- Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff, whose team fell to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final, won a close vote over the Hurricanes' Peter Laviolette and the New York Rangers' Tom Renney as the NHL's top coach.

Ruff edged Laviolette, 155-154, in the closet Adams vote since the trophy was first awarded in 1973-74 and the closest vote among all trophies in 2005-06.

"Some great coaches have won this award," Ruff said. "I had a terrific team to coach. There were three real good nominees, it certainly could have gone either way."

The League's longest tenured head coach, Ruff guided the Sabres to a 52-24-6 record for 110 points, a 25-point improvement over 2003-04, and set franchise records for victories and points. The Sabres tallied their highest goal total, 281, since 1993-94, doing so without a player placing among the League's top 60 scorers.

"In training camp I felt we had a special team," said Ruff, who cited Scotty Bowman and Roger Neilson as the coaches who had the most influence on him. "We didn't have a lot of holes. Our offense was built on the players we've got and the mobility on the back end."

Maurice Richard Trophy, Most Goals -- San Jose's Jonathon Cheechoo was the Sundance Kid to Thornton's Butch Cassidy for the Sharks. The two developed almost instant chemistry thanks to Thornton's passing touch and Cheechoo's ability to score.

Cheechoo tallied a Sharks-record 56 goals, including 11 goals in the final 10 games, and led the NHL in game-winning goals (11), home-ice goals (31) and divisional goals (29).

King Clancy Trophy, Humanitarian Contributions -- Washington Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig is a pretty good netminder, but he is a much better person. Kolzig has been instrumental raising awareness about children with Autism and his continuing works will help not only raise awareness but money to research the disease.

Jagr, Ovechkin, Kiprusoff & Selänne :thumbsup
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 23, 2006, 08:35:20 AM
WHOA UPSET!! You'd think Jagr would get a sniff.

If  y'all missed it...

OILERS FAN APPRECATION DAY!

It's pretty fuckin awesome, the Oilers are the HiPpest franchise in the league. the locker room is so tight. everyone fits in. there's a deep history. and now this squad has built the bridge from the Gretzky-Messier Dynasty days. Today, they wanted to give back to the fans even after a tough tough series to lose. GO OILERS GO!

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Watch Kevin Lowe - he's right. the whole team ain't there cuz the Oilers only celebrate winning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLZUCIsXiu4

Watch Georges Laraque - OILERS resign him! He promised a cup!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssxk-JrGIRA

LMAO, I stalked Georges (guy in my sig) as he was walking back into city hall and talking to reporters, he then posed with this woman in African costume and then zoomed off.

The Cups coming in 2007!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 24, 2006, 06:26:31 AM
Nice...all these fuckin rumors about Pronger asking for a trade even though Lowe shoots it down.

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Edmonton Oilers GM Kevin Lowe wasted little time shooting down reports in Canadian that defenseman Chris Pronger asked to be traded.

"He hasn't asked me. I'll just leave it at that,'' he said. "Hey, we just got over a seven-game series in the Stanley Cup finals and there seems to be a lot of discussion about this and I'm not sure where it's coming from.''

Pronger scored 12 goals and 56 points in the regular season, and was a Conn Smythe Trophy candidate during Edmonton's playoff run, finishing third in scoring with five goals and 16 assists. The 31-year-old is entering the second year of a five-year contract worth $6.25 million per season.

and Luongo for Bertuzzi. Man did Florida get jobbed!
http://tsn.ca/news_story.asp?ID=169536&hubName=main

Oh, can't wait for the Draft tmr. :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 24, 2006, 08:39:33 AM
You don't like Bertuzzi?  He's still a workhorse, I think, and a good balanced player.  I'd still rather choose him over say someone like, Theo Fleury however, but poor Theo's always had a soft spot in my spleen.  So talented, such a waste.  Anyway, I think Todd's gonna step up to a more leadership role with Florida, and I'm now also wondering about the status of Dan Cloutier.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on June 24, 2006, 11:10:18 AM
YEA YEA LUONGO!! BRING THE CUP TO VANCOUVER!!!!!!

WE ARE GOING TO SIGN GABORIK!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 24, 2006, 01:08:07 PM
It's gonna be interesting to see Bertuzzi playing with Jokinen. Two big guys who can score, they could do some serious damage next season.

I'm 100% sure that Cloutier will get traded soon.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kaede on June 24, 2006, 01:57:38 PM
damn...Vancouver made another huge mistake!!!  giving away Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alexander Auld for Luongo and Lukas Krajicek??!!!  Vancouver will end up like Boston Bruins.  Fuck you Dave Nonis
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on June 24, 2006, 02:00:33 PM
Yeah, it definately seems like a losing trade for Vancouver. It's very possible that Bertuzzi asked to be traded though.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on June 24, 2006, 10:35:22 PM
Bertuzzi isnt what he used to be after the moore thing. He doesnt play agreesive anymore. -.-

we are gonna trade cloutier. We dont want a 2.5 million dollar backup
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 25, 2006, 12:12:34 AM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
You don't like Bertuzzi?


Nah, I hate Bert. Unless it was the thug mentality of Marc Crawford. Looking at the trade in whole, Vancouver gave up Auld AND Bryan Allen. Their defense is old and weak. Luongo is a free agent next year so hmm.

But right now I'm floored at the confirmation from Kevin Lowe that Chris Pronger's agent has requested a trade. Something like his wife was homesick. BAH! There's no way you can get value back unless you get a Redden (whom Oilers were rumored to be interested in) or other marquee player. A shame really. But I trust Lowe and his Jedi Mind Tricks to put together another great squad with the Cap being increased as it is!!!

To think, it was just a hate article written by jealous Oiler hater Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun.

Better get all the Pronger shit possible...:lmao:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 29, 2006, 02:47:08 AM
Almost met Sidney Crosby at a bar near where I live. My sister called me and told me to send her a pic of him because she thought he was in the bar. Said she'd get me an autograph, but my interest in hockey is about as low as it's ever been, so I said no.
I showed up a little later to verify if it really was him, or not, and it turns out it was and he left like 5 minutes before I got there. He gave her an autograph on a napkin. Ryan Malone was there too and also signed. Sounded like he was a pretty nice guy.
Wonder what he was doing in Latrobe, though. Maybe Lemieux's golf thing is sometime soon.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on June 29, 2006, 06:22:24 AM
Official NHL thread? Damn you can't even find this thread at Official NHL site HAHA.

Anyone here Ducks, Flames, Oilers fan? Well, Let's Welcome Daigong to the "I hate Game 7 Stanley Cup Finale Club!!!" :doh:

I soooooo can't wait till this October after a High Scoring Season! Nice to see players scoring 50 or more goals again! Rookies went crazy in the 05-06 season...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 29, 2006, 09:18:47 AM
Quote from: taiyou
Official NHL thread? Damn you can't even find this thread at Official NHL site HAHA.

Anyone here Ducks, Flames, Oilers fan? Well, Let's Welcome Daigong to the "I hate Game 7 Stanley Cup Finale Club!!!" :doh:

I soooooo can't wait till this October after a High Scoring Season! Nice to see players scoring 50 or more goals again! Rookies went crazy in the 05-06 season...

I'm a Rangers-fan myself but we have some Oilers-fans too. I think daigong banned all the Flames-fans :lol:

IMO rookie wise 05-06 was the best season since 92-93 (Selänne & Lindros). Crosby and Ovechkin might be even more talented though and if they stay healthy they could have even more successful careers than Selänne and Lindros. And then some news :)

Hockey Hall of Fame announces 2006 inductees

Jim Gregory, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, announced today that Patrick Roy and Terrance 'Dick' Duff have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category. In the Builder Category, former coach Herbert Brooks and NHL Chairman of the Board, Harley Hotchkiss were elected. The vote took place today at the annual meeting of the Selection Committee in Toronto.

"The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these four outstanding individuals as Honoured Members," said Jim Gregory. "Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved."

Born 70 years ago in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Dick Duff was recruited as a teenager to play at Toronto's prestigious St. Michael's College. From St. Mike's, he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs full-time in 1955-56 as a left winger at the age of 19. Dick played eight seasons with the Maple Leafs and was a member of Stanley Cup winning teams in 1962 and 1963. After a brief stop in New York, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in December 1964 and was part of four more Cup winning teams -- in 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969. He concluded his career with the Buffalo Sabres in 1972 after playing in over 1,000 NHL games and five 20-goal scoring regular seasons.

"I'm very happy to be selected, and it is extra special for me given that today is my mother's birthday -- if she were still alive she would have been 101," said Duff. "I'm happy for all of the guys that played in and around Kirkland Lake and appreciate my teammates in the NHL who taught me how to win at the highest level of the game."

Born on October 5th, 1965 in Quebec City, Patrick Roy's accomplishments are well chronicled. A third-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1984 Entry Draft, he joined the Canadiens full-time in 1985-86, and that season was named to the NHL's All Rookie team. He went on to win two Stanley Cup championships in his 11 seasons in Montreal before being traded to Colorado in December 1995. In Colorado, Patrick continued his winning ways, earning two more Stanley Cup championships before retiring in 2003. A three-time Conn Smythe and Vezina trophy winner, he is the only goalie in NHL history to win over 200 regular season games with two different teams.

"I'm very fortunate to receive this honour," said Roy. "It brings you back to thinking about your career and the great teammates and tremendous support I have received from my family over the years."

In the Builder Category, Herbert Brooks and Harley Hotchkiss were elected.

Herb Brooks' playing career included four seasons with the University of Minnesota Gophers between 1955B59. He was a member of the U.S. National Team during two Olympic Games and during five World Championships, but is best known for his contributions as a coach. Herb coached at his alma mater and then went on to spearhead the Miracle On Ice as coach of the gold medal-winning Team USA at the 1980 Winter Olympics He was head coach of the New York Rangers from 1981 -- 1985 and continued his NHL coaching career with the Minnesota North Stars, New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Herb Brooks died tragically in a single car accident on August 11, 2003 in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

"I was not anticipating this honour," said his wife, Patti Brooks. "Our family has been overwhelmed with the recognition that Herb has received and we are very proud of his accomplishments. I can't wait to tell my kids."

Harley Hotchkiss was born in tobacco country in Tillsonburg, Ontario and joined the Michigan State Spartans in 1950. In 1980, he was part of the group that brought the Flames to Calgary from Atlanta. The Flames prospered in Calgary and he was instrumental in bringing the 1988 Winter Olympics to that city. Hotchkiss has served as the Chairman of the NHL's Board of Governors for the past 10 years.

"As a farm boy growing up in Southern Ontario with hockey as a key part of my life, this is truly a very special honour," said Hotchkiss. "I have certainly enjoyed the 26 years that I have been part of the NHL and am very humbled to be selected."

The 2006 Induction Celebration will be held on Monday, November 13th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. For more information regarding the 2006 Induction Weekend/Celebration, visit http://www.hhof.com.

http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/06/275972.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 29, 2006, 08:41:32 PM
Uh, I've forgotten to post to this thread for a while, so congrats to Carolina, Oilers did good, Yay for Ovechkin, Kiprusoff earned his Vezina trophy and why they need pity prizes like the one Selanne got.

Good to hear Roy was selected to the Hall of Fame, eventhough it wasn't  surprise, but he was one of my favorite players back then.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on June 30, 2006, 06:03:03 AM
Quote from: Masa

IMO rookie wise 05-06 was the best season since 92-93 (Selänne & Lindros). Crosby and Ovechkin might be even more talented though and if they stay healthy they could have even more successful careers than Selänne and Lindros. And then some news :)


No-one is ever gonna touch Selanne's Rookie record of 76 goals and 132 points...:twisted: I don't think they are more talented than Selanne with the fact that the players now have crazy graphite sticks that bends 90°, and during the last decade all the players were using Wooden stick! And they're not as fast as the Finnish Flash back then! Though I must admit Ovechkin can drop bomb checks and he can be like Bertuzzi with better skills :o  Selanne still has few years left to do his magic, unlike with Bondra and Kovalev who looks they don't have what it takes now. Maybe just the fact that he plays better in Anaheim
Quote from: ctz

Kiprusoff earned his Vezina trophy and why they need pity prizes like the one Selanne got.

What do you mean by pity???? U probably forgot the fact that he had a great season like he used to after coming off surgery for a serious knee injury that he had for like 2 years. It's opposite of pity prize, I think it's better than a LadyByng anyday!!:-P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 30, 2006, 06:47:55 AM
Quote from: BradVickers
Almost met Sidney Crosby at a bar near where I live. My sister called me and told me to send her a pic of him because she thought he was in the bar. Said she'd get me an autograph, but my interest in hockey is about as low as it's ever been, so I said no.
I showed up a little later to verify if it really was him, or not, and it turns out it was and he left like 5 minutes before I got there. He gave her an autograph on a napkin. Ryan Malone was there too and also signed. Sounded like he was a pretty nice guy.
Wonder what he was doing in Latrobe, though. Maybe Lemieux's golf thing is sometime soon.


Crosby's not 21 yet tho, why would he be at a bar in Pennsylvania?  Its legal to drink here when you're 18, 19 in ON, but not down there, I don't think.  Too bad you couldn't get him to pimp out to JPH(hockey stick)P or something.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 01, 2006, 06:03:21 PM
Masterson Trophy is cool and it's great that people are giving Selänne props for his amazing season. Now Lady Byng is for bitches, and for bitches only. And I agree, Teemu's rookie records are never gonna be touched. 76 goals as a rookie is just amazing :shocked:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on July 01, 2006, 11:13:40 PM
OMG JOVO SIGNED WITH PHOENIX
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 01, 2006, 11:20:42 PM
And Bruins have signed Zdeno Chara.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 02, 2006, 09:34:05 AM
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/618/nhl9kq.jpg)

Damn, the Bruins have been making some moves. They have signed both Chara AND Savard :shocked:

Rob Blake returning to LA is another shocker, the new NHL has been brutal to Colorado. They have lost a majority of their stars in just two years.

Jovo to Phoenix, the Canucks fans must be pissed  *looks at ahcheungape*
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on July 02, 2006, 09:36:25 AM
Jovanonski to Pheonix?
 
 
Shrug, they still suck though.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 02, 2006, 11:30:15 PM
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Hell yeah! The Rangers resigned Straka. He was pretty good last season and the only NYR UFA I wanted to see back in New York.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on July 03, 2006, 12:02:46 AM
mfg, we lost carney too. Our defense is gonna suck
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on July 03, 2006, 10:00:35 AM
TRADE RUMOR!!!

LUONGO FOR PRONGER/ROLOSON
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 03, 2006, 10:08:49 AM
Quote from: Mugen
LUONGO FOR PRONGER/ROLOSON


Quit smoking that 2 dollar crack I sold you :lmao:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 03, 2006, 10:11:11 AM
Quote from: Mugen
TRADE RUMOR!!!

LUONGO FOR PRONGER/ROLOSON
Three words: not gonna happen  :P

Pronger going to Florida rumor is way more believable. Personally I'd love to see him playing for the Rangers because right now our defense is lacking a true franchise player.


NHL notes: No easy task for Oilers' Lowe

The Edmonton Oilers probably were hopeful that the thrill of reaching the Stanley Cup finals, a hockey-crazed environment and praise befit a king would change the mind of Chris Pronger and his stunning request to be traded.

GM Kevin Lowe admitted over the weekend that he has been aware of Pronger's wishes for quite a while. Reportedly, Pronger's wife, Lauren, returned with the couple's children to her native St. Louis midway through the season.

The news has sent shock waves through the city, which was still getting over the pain of losing the Stanley Cup in seven games to Carolina.

Lowe has his work cut out for him. Pronger signed a five-year contract worth $6.25 million a season with the Oilers after being dealt by the St. Louis Blues last summer. Such a contract is quite attractive to NHL clubs in the market for a cornerstone defenseman, and many teams are in that position. Add to that the fact that everyone now knows Pronger is apparently forcing the issue.

Early rumors are that Toronto, the Rangers and Florida are among the teams with a keen interest in making a deal for Pronger, who apparently wants to play in the United States and not in Canada. St. Louis doesn't figure to be in the running because the club, gutted by former owner Bill Laurie during his effort to sell, probably can't come up with a package that will appease Lowe.

"We're not going to be quick to act on this unless we have a real strong opportunity for the organization," said Lowe, who learned from Pronger's agent, Pat Morris, that he wanted out. "We're not going to be knee-jerk to anything. He doesn't have a no-trade clause, so there can't be many stipulations."

Not surprisingly, the news is being met with both anger and sadness in Edmonton. Some media types are skewering Pronger for bailing on the Oilers and the city. Others speculate about what this will do to franchise, fearing that the ripple effect of losing an impact player like Pronger this way could influence future players acquired by trade or free agency.

Lowe described the feeling as a "shot in the gut" and rightly so. Pronger was probably Edmonton's most effective and consistent player in the playoffs and, had the Oilers won the Cup, he probably would have won the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP. He scored five goals and 16 assists in 24 games and averaged nearly 31 minutes of ice time per game.

Pronger has been unavailable for comment on the situation. He and his family reportedly are vacationing in Mexico.

As for potential suitors, the Maple Leafs are reportedly dangling defenseman Tomas Kaberle, who recently signed a long-term contract, and one of the team's top prospects. Lowe has been in discussions with GM John Ferguson Jr., who knows Pronger well from his days as assistant GM with the Blues, but those talks are preliminary. The Leafs would like to get something done before Saturday because Kaberle has a no-trade clause in the new contract that kicks in on that day.

The Rangers have a lot of talent up front and some good prospects in the minors, but Lowe undoubtedly will want a top-tier defenseman as part of the package. Florida GM Mike Keenan reportedly is offering defenseman Jay Bouwmeester in a package.

If Pronger is indeed moved, Lowe could get into the derby for veteran Vancouver defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Jovanovski is rumored to be considering Florida, where he started his career. His wife is also from Florida and, as Pronger can attest, wives can be very influential.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/5738488
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 03, 2006, 10:23:26 AM
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WOOT!! Oilers resigned Roloson to a 3 year (11M?) and Castledown's Fernando Pisani to a 4 year deal. There's talk of Peca wanting to stay too.

K.LOWE PLEASE SIGN GEORGES!! He Pimped JPH!P!! (http://forum.jphip.com/showpost.php?p=73893&postcount=13)

WOW!! This makes Pronger even harder to trade. Fuckin everyone overpaid, no way Chara or Jovo are worth that kinda coin. Boston thinks they can build a team of superstars. Look at the Rangers!! Talent != Chemistry!! Build like the Oilers, mix in a few veterans, FA's, and young guns = STANLEY CUP!! 2007 BITCHES!!

My comments on the whole Pronger Wanting Out is that ... is...K_T - you got one helluva souvenir LMAO. Seriously tho, he's been stand up for the organization but whatever the case may be, he ain't got no ill will towards the franchise or the fans. so I'd wish the media and fans lay off him. Just cuz his wife is a rich bitch, dun mean u can trash her. Even side talk of like he said she said will get u sued so I shut the fuck up. Kevin Lowe is a Jedi Master and can work out miracles.

According to assholes at TSN, Anaheim is the latest team interested..expect a deal within 24 hrs?? WTF! And Prongs has a presser on Tues. Hope Selanne, Niedermeyer, Getzlaf, or Lupul! :P

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=170367

Quote from: Masa
I'm a Rangers-fan myself but we have some Oilers-fans too. I think daigong banned all the Flames-fans :lol:


I converted all the Texans, boyten, and Peg Sheety to Oiler Country too. I feel like banning Canucks and Leafs fans too :lol:

Canucks are the product of Brian Burke and his retarded overspending. Watch them and the Leafs miss the playoffs this year. Over paying the Sedin Sisters. Anson Carter wants out OHNOES!! Good luck on losing Cloutier too.

Quote from: Masa
Hockey Hall of Fame announces 2006 inductees


http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/06/275972.html


WTF!!! Where's Glenn Anderson? Kevin Lowe?? Esa Tikkanen?? Andy Moog?? You see the Oilers OWN all the records but what? HOF don't wanna induct Oilers in consecutive years? BASTARDS!! :fuckyou:


And here's a great post (finally) from the Oilers Forum on why everyone hates the Oilers:
http://www.edmontonoilers.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=16394&sid=d4b57f114a62d0da09e37a66c0575b4f

Quote from: bcon
It is pretty simple, The Edmonton Oilers in their 27 years of existence have reached the Stanley Cup Final 7 times... 26 % of the time. Countless Divisional, Conference Championships and a few President's trophies to boot.

The Edmonton Oilers undeniably BUILT the best team the NHL has ever seen. All players were drafted or signed by the Oilers not obtained through trade. Out of it came the greatest player ever!, Hall of Famers, Playoff Clutch performers, and a exciting brand of hockey that the NHL itself has proclaimed "Oilers Hockey"

Even when forced to trade the Edmonton Oilers hit the jackpot and generate yet another superstar. Whatever GM the Oilers have had in place, they come out on top of more trades than they lose. The Oilers have never been embarrased by a trade, no one has ever left the Oilers to become the next best thing with their next team, even gretzky didn't hoist the cup again.

The mid to late 1990s had the NHL and other team's fans shouting with glee... the Oilers finally fell upon hard times... but the grit was still there, the young guns were still being produced and knocking out teams in the 1st round in 1997 and 1998 was still a sign that the Oilers were not going anywhere.

The NHL evened the playing field salary wise, what many Edmontonians were saying was the only reason why Edmonton couldn't regain top form... and what did you get ... first season out of the gate and Edmonton was yet again at the Final with so many promising stars that the Other NHL Media's nightmare might come true, the Oilers might reign again.

So of course they are going to salivate and dump on Edmonton, its jealousy and frustration that the Oilers simply can't be stopped.

Toronto is rebuilding no matter what they want to say.... the can't stand Edmonton surpassing them again

Vancouver/Calgary/Ottawa - like Edm's little brothers... so desperately want a taste of consistent championships or consistent contenders... but always choke

American Teams - could care less about Edm, they buy Cups... and they want that right back, screw building teams, fat wallets should count and they are mad as hell it got taken away

Notice the only team that doesn't care to much, the Montreal Canadiens, why? because they recognize a champion when they see one, and consider Edm a potential rival. Champions know how it gets done, they don't need to point fingers and go waa waa waa.

Oilers Fans.... it is what it is.... which is why we go nuts in Rexall Place and why you find strangers on whyte ave hugging eachother and celbrating together.... It trully is US against the world.... and we relish it... challenge it and EXPECT to come out on top.

screw the negativity... GO OILERS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on July 03, 2006, 10:54:00 AM
Nice. Roloson has turned out to be a pretty good goalie.
 
I remember him in Buffalo 5 years ago when he was considered a liability whenever the Dominator got injured.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 03, 2006, 07:02:54 PM
OILERS TRADE PRONGER TO DUCKS!!

For Lupul, and some other chumps. :shocked: :kcrazy: we just stockpiled some kids :kcrazy:

ETA:

"source" http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=170401&hubname=
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 03, 2006, 07:07:42 PM
HOLY SHIT! Pronger and Niedermayer in the same team :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

LOL @ Selänne & Pronger playing in the same team, I wonder how long it will take until they start fighting :lol:

Oilers deal Pronger to Anaheim

Chris Pronger, the biggest name on the summer trade block is going to California.

The Anaheim Ducks have traded right winger Joffrey Lupul, one non-roster player and several conditional high-end draft picks to the Oilers in exchange for Pronger.

Pronger, 31, put up 56 points and a plus-2 rating during the 2005-2006 regular season and was a stalwart for the Oilers during their playoff run to the Stanley Cup final, recording 21 points and a plus-10 rating in 24 games.  The 2000 Hart and Norris Trophy winner is regarded as one of the very best defenders in the league, and joins a Ducks defence corps that includes 2004 Norris Trophy winner Scott Niedermayer.

Pronger has 456 points and a plus-127 rating in an 802-game career that has seen him play in Hartford, St. Louis and Edmonton.  He also has 72 points and a plus-25 rating in 109 career playoff games.

The 6-foot-6, 220 pound defenceman signed a five-year, $31.25-million contract with the Oilers last August, then surprised the team with his request for a trade shortly after the season due to personal reasons.

 Lupul, 22, is an Edmonton native who is just coming into his own offensively.  Drafted 7th overall in 2002, Lupul tallied 28 goals and 53 points this past season, a solid improvement on his 34-point rookie season of 2003-2004.

Lupul added nine goals and 11 points in 16 playoff games this past season, including a four-goal game against Colorado in the second-round series.

A restricted free agent, Lupul earned $900,600 last season.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 03, 2006, 10:01:23 PM
Pronger speaks in 30 minutes. Kevin Lowe in an hour. Tune in here:

http://www.630ched.com/
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on July 04, 2006, 05:19:57 AM
Fuckin' unreal.  Too bad they couldn't score with Wade Redden too, he would have looked good in blue and orange.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on July 04, 2006, 08:06:42 AM
Quote from: daigong
OILERS TRADE PRONGER TO DUCKS!!

For Lupul, and some other chumps. :shocked: :kcrazy: we just stockpiled some kids :kcrazy:


I'm shocked here too!!?!?! :shock: :evil: I mean let's not even start about who got the better deal or whatnot cause everyone has different opinions.

Not just the fact that I don't want any Oilers/Devils players personally, but should have spent the 7million on OFFENSE since Ducks pretty much lacks in that department. I was sure Ducks was gonna get some Star Center or wing "sigh":doh:

I know what most people think when they look at the trade. But Oilers got some young-guns and LUPUL,  who's SURE to have a record season(and he's a Edmonton Native:D). He'll be like the Top scorer for Oilers in few years, trust me. And to top it off with first-round pick in the 2007 draft, a 2008 second-round pick and a conditional draft choice and Smid, who's supposed to be like the Duck's Top D Prospect!!

Quote from: Masa
LOL @ Selänne & Pronger playing in the same team, I wonder how long it will take until they start fighting


Exactly that's what I'm afraid of LMAO :rocket: :rocket:

Personally I think Pronger is gonna slow down the Duck's speed bah

Seriously 14 Million for 2 D is.....Better be worth it :twisted:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on July 04, 2006, 09:18:58 AM
Yeah, Pronger is good, but he isn't really $7 million good.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 06, 2006, 02:06:32 AM
GEORGES LARAQUE SIGNED WITH COYOTES

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :-| :-| :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :hammer: :rocket: :rocket: :-x
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on July 06, 2006, 02:20:26 AM
^ Sorry to hear that bro. But at least da Peg Sheety crew will still be able to see him when Phoenix and Edmonton play that pre-season game here in September. You want we should try getting him to pimp the site a second time? :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 06, 2006, 02:23:03 AM
*sniff* that'd be great. :) nothing like having ur heart ripped out over and over again. Life as a sports nut is hard.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on July 06, 2006, 02:27:21 AM
time to change ur sig hehe

CLOUTIER GOT TRADED TO KINGS
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on July 06, 2006, 04:17:19 AM
I know it's hard to see fan fav players go, but hang in there...They always do that to the team that loses in Game 7 Finals :rocket: :rocket:

Like Kariya to Nashville lol

I'm sure Lowe has something up has sleeve though. Like a REPLACEMENT for Pronger??? :o :o :o

I wish I can give back Pronger to Daigong so we can get other D's that's a free agent this year :evil:

I was thinking Lidstrom....sux
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on July 06, 2006, 06:19:43 AM
Ew, Laraque in Phoenix??  That's disgusting.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on July 06, 2006, 06:39:53 AM
Pheonix is making a lot of moves to try and get competitive. I wonder if it'll pan out for them.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 06, 2006, 10:22:12 AM
Phoenix is now officially The Southwest Oilers where the Rangers were Oilers East.

But yeah man taiyou. Lowe just lost Spacek, Peca, Laraque, Dvorak, and prolly Samsanov now with Lupul on board. He's got shit to spend and there's plenty of depth in the minors. Someone's gotta wanna dump salary soon so he's just waiting and waiting like a hawk!

The thing that was so awesome about Pronger was he's 6'6" but so slick. Tape-to-tape passes. When he blocks, he doesn't like flop like a seal like the Canes (see Commodore). HE IS WORTH 7 million plus. Fuckin all that insane amount of money being spent. IT was like. CBA? What CBA? :evil:

I'll miss him. The Oilers fans should NOT boo him when the Ducks come to town. He was stand up and repped the team well despite the circumstances. If he didn't have his personal issues, I'm sure he'd stay.

Enjoy him taiyou . Pronger will make you want to become gay. Esp. when pre-skate warm up when he has his hair slicked back. :lol:

I LOVED what K.Lowe said "Hey St Louis had Macinnis and Pronger for a number of years and they weren't winning championships."

Hmm...surprised Asmo hasn't mentioned Steve Yzerman retiring :P

NEEDS to make a Laraque Thread. brb.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on July 07, 2006, 04:42:39 AM
How's THIS for an interesting read?  I the very first solution, and how it directly relates to moi.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AvAy9AalnFC20lY9Knfs0MJ7vLYF?slug=cnnsi-commissionerfor&prov=cnnsi&type=lgns
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on July 07, 2006, 02:57:31 PM
Good points! And he said Helsinki is the european hockey capital! :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on July 08, 2006, 07:29:09 AM
That Erik Johnson guy, the Blue's first pick is going to the U of Minnesota instead of going to play with them :lmao:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on July 08, 2006, 10:45:22 PM
Quote from: Sponge Bob
That Erik Johnson guy, the Blue's first pick is going to the U of Minnesota instead of going to play with them :lmao:

Well good for him. It shows that he knows the value in finishing/continuing his education. There's plenty of time for him to turn pro and join the Blues. No need to rush it.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 09, 2006, 01:10:58 PM
SHANAHAN SAYS YES TO RANGERS

"Brendan Shanahan, a three-time Stanley Cup winner in Detroit and one of the NHL's most accomplished veterans, was seeking a new challenges.

He'll find them next season on Broadway with the Rangers.

The Post has learned the 37-year-old free-agent left winger has accepted a one-year contract worth approximately $4M to join the Rangers after spurning more lucrative offers from both the Red Wings and Canadiens.

The signing, expected to be announced today, comes one day after Shanahan informed Montreal GM Bob Gainey he was rejecting his team's bid to sign him.

Shanahan, who scored 40 goals last season for Detroit, has registered 598 goals in a 17-year career that began in New Jersey in 1987, and included stays in St. Louis and Hartford prior to his decorated tour in Detroit. Though he is not the physical menace he was as a younger player, he remains a strong skater who excels in a north-south game, a presence on the ice while possessing one of the best shots in the league.

In addition, he brings charisma and leadership to the locker room that should augment the attributes of Jaromir Jagr, both on and off the ice. Shanahan may or may not skate on Jagr's line at even strength, but there is no doubt the right-handed-shooting left winger will skate on the first power-play unit. In theory, the Rangers may have the most dangerous PP bookends from the circles in the league.

This signing isn't a case of the Rangers bribing a veteran to wear their uniform. This isn't Valeri Kamensky or Theo Fleury. Indeed, sources have told The Post that Shanahan sought out the Blueshirts after having received offers from several teams including Detroit and Montreal.

The Post has learned that after Shanahan had visited Manhattan on Wednesday to meet with Ranger front-office and coaching personnel - a "Welcome Brendan Shanahan" message with a visual of Shanny wearing the Blueshirt went up on the Garden Seventh Avenue marquee to coincide with his visit - the Rangers increased their original $3.5M offer in order to signal their commitment to completing the deal."

http://www.nypost.com/sports/rangers/bway_brendan_rangers_larry_brooks.htm

That better be true :shocked:

POTI TO ISLES

"While the Blueshirts were adding Shanahan, the Islanders announced they had signed former Ranger free-agent defenseman Tom Poti to a one-year deal worth $2.5M. Poti, who had 23 points (3-20) while going plus-16 for the Blueshirts, originally came to Broadway from Edmonton at the 2003 trade deadline for Mike York, now an Islander."

YES! We finally got rid of him :yay:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on July 09, 2006, 01:17:49 PM
Shanahan is a great player. Sad to see him leave Motown. Still, the new Wings are a very fast finesse club, and Shanahan is a slower old-style power forward now. The Rangers with other players in that style might be a better fit for him.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 09, 2006, 11:14:36 PM
It has been confirmed! :w00t:

Shanahan leaves Red Wings for one-year deal with Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) - Brendan Shanahan became the second big-time forward to say goodbye to the Detroit Red Wings this offseason, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4 million with the New York Rangers on Sunday.

The 37-year-old forward joined longtime Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman as players who won't be returning to Hockeytown. Yzerman announced his retirement last week after 22 years in Detroit.

Now the Red Wings have more than just goaltending issues to deal with after posting the NHL's best record last season. In the span of seven days, they lost their biggest leader in Yzerman and their top goal scorer in Shanahan, who netted 40 last season in his ninth year with the Wings and 18th in the league.

"It really came down to an instinct I had," Shanahan said. "Detroit has a great past and a great future ahead of them as well, but I guess I just felt that maybe I was identified with the past a little bit more than the future."

The Rangers, notorious for overspending on top-name players often past their prime, had been relatively quiet in the first week of free agency. They added forward Matt Cullen and defenseman Aaron Ward from the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes while other clubs quickly filled up space on the $44 million salary cap by handing out big-ticket deals.

With room to spend, the Rangers targeted Shanahan, who has 598 goals - 15th on the NHL career list - and 634 assists with New Jersey, St. Louis, Hartford, and Detroit. He turned down equal or higher-valued deals from the Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens.

Both Rangers general manager Glen Sather and Shanahan sought to complete a one-year contract. Each cited the pressure to perform and extra motivation as factors in making a short-term commitment.

"To take on a new challenge was a little scary and exciting at the same time," Shanahan said. "I like the feeling of having to go out and proving your worth every year."

Shanahan said he received offers for multiple years for several teams, but decided to join the Rangers after taking a tour this week of the team's practice facility in Westchester County, viewing residential areas, and spending time in Manhattan.

He isn't sure how long he wants to play, but if the fit is right Shanahan wouldn't mind spending a few years in the Big Apple.

And Sather was plenty glad to have him, a player he said the Rangers had at the top of their free-agent wish list. The original thought was that Shanahan was likely to remain with the Red Wings, but once it became known that New York was an option, Sather moved quickly to get a deal done.

"I said to Glen that I wasn't trying to bust the door to get out of Detroit," Shanahan said.

The Rangers have shifted course in recent years in an attempt to rebuild the team with youth. New York snapped a seven-season playoff drought this year but were swept in the first round by New Jersey. Shanahan won three Stanley Cup titles with the Red Wings.

"I saw them as a team that made tremendous strides last year," he said. "I was really impressed with their desire to improve on that."

Shanahan earned $2.28 million in Detroit last season when, while working on a one-year deal, he recorded the sixth 40-goal season of his career and first since the 1999-2000 campaign.

One of the last true power forwards in the game, the seven-time All-Star will be a good complement to Jaromir Jagr - who will not have to bear the full offensive burden next season.

"We were really looking for someone that could share a leadership role on our team," Sather said. "Someone that could play on the power play, someone who was going to be able to move people around in front of the net and someone with a great shot. And Brendan certainly has all of those."

Shanahan, the strongest advocate for rules changes during the NHL lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season, took advantage once the game returned with less clutching, grabbing and mauling in front of the net. That is where the 6-foot-3, 220-pound left winger is most effective, especially with the man advantage.

He scored 14 goals on the power play, a unit in New York that should be even more potent than last season when Jagr netted 24 of his club-record 54.

"He's big and he's strong and he's a great team guy," Sather said. "As we got closer to the end of the season, we found that maybe we needed a little some more size up front, and his experience in the playoffs would be a huge help for us."

http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/07/276988.html

The Rangers are looking pretty good. All we need is one offensive defenseman and we should make it to the playoffs again. Jagr and Shanahan are gonna rule the NHL next season!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on July 09, 2006, 11:18:06 PM
damn i thought canucks were gonna sign him
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 12, 2006, 08:13:21 AM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
How's THIS for an interesting read?  I the very first solution, and how it directly relates to moi.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AvAy9AalnFC20lY9Knfs0MJ7vLYF?slug=cnnsi-commissionerfor&prov=cnnsi&type=lgns


I LOVE that article. Esp. this part

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.. In so many cities (hello, Tampa) it seems like an NHL game is a 2-hour gathering of enthusiasts, like stamp collectors or Mercury Merkur owners. When the arena doors are flung open at the end of the night, that hockey feeling vanishes.


Carolina,  Tampa Bay. do they even realize what kinda prize they have?

Quote from: Masa
The Rangers are looking pretty good. All we need is one offensive defenseman and we should make it to the playoffs again. Jagr and Shanahan are gonna rule the NHL next season!


That's a good pick up. Shanny is a pretty tough sumbitch and Rangers need that Canadian character...good luck on the offfensive defensemen though. Oilers are still looking for em. WTF with the Euros :? Hejda?  Tjarnqvist? WHO?

I'm pretty pumped Darryl Sutter has resigned - that punk biotch!!

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Just two seasons removed from a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, Calgary Flames coach Darryl Sutter suddenly resigned Tuesday night, according to a report by CHQR Radio.

Sutter, 47, will remain as general manager of the Flames, who are expected to name assistant Jim Playfair as their new coach at a noon EDT news conference Wednesday.


and Marc Chouinard signed with the Canucks!! damn i thought oilers were gonna sign him :evil:

OILERS FANS!! LARAQUE FANS!!

(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/8407/bg7ub.jpg) (http://thebounce.ca/promos/laraque/laraque.html)

actually at 8 am. I'm tempted to put on my :pimp: and ask Georges Laraque for a recorded shout out for HiP Radio, my fanside I just wanna tell him straight up thanks for 9 great seasons...thanks for being an epic member of the community. Truly a class act. I guarantee he will be there till the last fan leaves.

Sadly, wtih like Chris Simon signing with the Isles...the enforcer. The Battle of Alberta has taken a new look.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on July 19, 2006, 03:57:14 AM
mwhahahahaha
Peca to the Leafs 1 year $2.5 mil :pimp:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on July 19, 2006, 07:22:15 AM
Weak, to the fuckin' Leafs?  Fuck no.  Not even Lindros stayed in Toronto.  Cup?  Oilers ain't coming that close to the Cup for another 15 years - Ryan Smyth is damn good, but I dunno.  Without another HUGE leader like Prongs or Peca, I dunno.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on July 19, 2006, 08:04:16 AM
FUUUCKING CANUCKS! SHould've sign LINDROS OR PECA!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on July 20, 2006, 05:20:35 AM
Hear about the Islanders and Garth Snow as the new GM
 
I really dont get old chinese owners :confused:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Rhyno335 on July 21, 2006, 01:01:08 AM
Based on what I hear in Canada, the way the Islanders handled this whole issue has made them, particularly Wang, has made them the laughing stock of the league
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on July 21, 2006, 06:30:17 AM
who's wang? cool a chinese NHL owner!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Rhyno335 on July 21, 2006, 07:39:32 PM
Quote from: Mugen
who's wang? cool a chinese NHL owner!


He's the owner of the Islanders. But apparently he isn't doing a good job of keeping track of the team.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sponge Bob on July 24, 2006, 06:11:16 AM
Jaret Stoll signs on with the Oilers, happy now Edmonton fans? XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 11, 2006, 01:31:53 AM
shiiiiiiiit...been a while since I postwhored in the sports forum, I been following but too much other shit to do like banning and kicking and beating naughty head muthafuckaz. XD

Here's something in my notepad forever.

Wed, July 12, 2006
Laraque feels for Zidane

By FRANK LANDRY, EDMONTON SUN         

Former Oiler tough guy Georges Laraque says he's had a few racial slurs fired his way during his NHL career - and he remembers how they made him feel.

That's why Laraque's not surprised over the way French soccer star Zinedine Zidane reacted when Italian opponent Marco Materazzi allegedly called him a terrorist during Sunday's World Cup final.

"When it has happened to me, when I have heard a racial slur - which is not many times - I just snap," Laraque said.

"Then you do something ... you don't really know. You just react."

Zidane head-butted Materazzi in the chest, knocking him to the ground, and was ejected from the game. France went on to lose in penalty kicks.

The Paris-based anti-racism advocacy group SOS-Racism later issued a statement, quoting several sources who alleged Materazzi called Zidane a "dirty terrorist."

Materazzi denied making the comment.

Los Angeles Kings forward Sean Avery allegedly hurled a racial slur at Laraque when the teams met in L.A. last October.

Laraque said Avery called him "a monkey," which Avery denied.

When comments like that are made, the first reaction is to "stand up for who you are," Laraque said, adding that racism isn't a big problem in the NHL.

Bill Gilhespy, president and CEO of the Edmonton Soccer Association, said sometimes players will fire off slurs to rattle other players and put them off their game.

He said it's too bad these things happen because kids look up to professional athletes as role models.

Zidane, whose parents emigrated to France from Algeria, became a proud symbol of a multicultural France and is adored in Algeria.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2006/07/12/1680436-sun.html

Quote from: Sponge Bob
Jaret Stoll signs on with the Oilers, happy now Edmonton fans? XD


Scoreboard bitches. And besides, he's fucking Rachel Hunter. GRRROWWL! COUGAR!

LESS THAN ONE MONTH BEFORE TRAINING CAMP OPENS!! :bounceblob:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 11, 2006, 06:08:56 PM
^ hehe that was the 500ths post!

PETER SYKORA TO SIGN WITH THE OILERS ??

Now working out, if he passes the physical. 1 year. 3 milion.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 16, 2006, 08:42:57 PM
(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/3746/sykora3gm3.jpg)

Right price, right time
Deal done with big Czech
By ROBIN BROWNLEE -- Edmonton Sun
   
A player with the offensive skills of Petr Sykora is hard to pass up when the time and price is right.

So, when the Edmonton Oilers saw an opportunity to add the talented Czech forward to their lineup in the wake of a player exodus out of town that included unhappy Chris Pronger and free agents Jaroslav Spacek and Sergei Samsonov this summer, they pursued it.

After weeks of negotiations with agent Ritch Winter, the Oilers got their man yesterday, putting pen to paper on a one-year contract with the 29-year-old Sykora that'll pay him $2.9 million next season.

In Sykora, the Oilers have added more scoring punch to a group of forwards that already boasts plenty of it in Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff, Ryan Smyth, Jarret Stoll, Joffrey Lupul, Raffi Torres and Fernando Pisani.

Just as important, perhaps more so, is the fact Sykora is a power-play specialist in an era of special teams. That will help soften the blow that came when Pronger bolted town for Anaheim after demanding a trade.

Right time. Right price. Enter Sykora.

"I was very happy when I got the offer to play for this team,'' said Sykora, who was introduced to media in the Oilers dressing room yesterday. "I always wanted to play in Canada.''

With the addition of Sykora, who underwent and passed a battery of physical tests at the University of Alberta yesterday morning before the ink on the deal was completed, the Oilers are getting a player who has seven seasons of 20-or-more goals on his resume before his 30th birthday.

EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES

Sykora, who played with Lupul in Anaheim at the start of last season, gives the Oilers an embarrassment of riches on the right side, joining Hemsky, coming off a career year with 77 points, Lupul, who scored 28 goals, and Pisani, who led playoff goal-scorers last spring with 14.

"This team had a lot of success last season. It was a pleasure for me to watch them.'' said Sykora. "Hopefully, I can help them make the extra step.''

The bonus with Sykora is he can play all forward positions. With Hemsky and Lupul emerging as top-tier players and Pisani worthy of better than third-line playing time, the addition of Sykora won't be a problem.

"When I check the roster, it doesn't matter who I play with here or which position,'' said Sykora, who has spent lots of time at centre. "I can play in any position. I can get used to any player. I think I've proved that over the years. I've played the last few years on the right side, so I would probably prefer to play there, but it doesn't really matter.''

If anything, Sykora will provide coach Craig MacTavish with some flexibility in putting together three lines that, from here, look potentially as potent as any group of nine forwards I can think of.

"Petr's a versatile forward who can play any of the three forward positions and he will likely be asked to do so,'' said assistant GM Scott Howson.

"He brings offence to our team ... just as important, he's a proven playoff performer and a Stanley Cup winner. He's been to the final three times. For us, it's an exciting and significant addition to our hockey team.''

POWER PLAY SPECIALIST

As for the power play, Petr Nedved proved before the lockout how effective a creative forward working the half-boards or point can be. With 22 of his 51 points coming on the power play last season, Sykora will be a factor.

Given the circumstances under which Pronger and Nedved left town, it should be mentioned that Sykora is married. That, like Sykora's prowess working the point on the power play, came up yesterday.

"I like the city,'' said Sykora, asked what he knows about life and long winters in this NHL outpost. "When I was 15, 16, 17, I lived here in the summer with a family. I really like the city.

"I don't know who would not like to play here. This is a great organization with an unbelievable history. It's something special and I'm very excited about it.''

And Renata, his bride of one year?

"She has never been to Edmonton,'' smiled Sykora. "She will like Edmonton. She goes wherever I go. She is very supportive.''

Right time. Right price.

...end of quote. :P here's a story of Edmonton Oilers part owner Todd McFarlane
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=igoe/060809

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2217/060809mcfarlane195jn0.jpg)

see him talk about creating the 3rd Jersey
(http://img450.imageshack.us/img450/4258/3rdmc9.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RqOPgWVAsg
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 18, 2006, 09:53:31 AM
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/5060/malkinhockeyny158wt5.jpg)

LMAO. They found Evgeni Malkin in So Cal after he disappeared from camp in Finland.

Heard rumors of Simon Gagne for Markus Naslund, that sould be crazy ... if Forsberg stays healthy.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on August 18, 2006, 10:57:41 AM
Meh. Who needs Naslund? I heard he wants to go back to Swedish League after this season. Gagne is  young and deadly
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on August 19, 2006, 04:12:11 AM
Gagne for Naslund?  Damn, that would be massive.  Would Simon have the leadership ability or would the Canucks give the big C to another jersey?

And about Malkin - Super Mario is gonna whip that punk bitch into shape.  He and Crosby are gonna the next hot tag team to take a shit team back to the top.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 31, 2006, 09:49:20 AM
Guess those big deals never really happened....but HEY!! TRAINING CAMP IS HERE!! SOON! Join the Fantasy Hockey League!

JPHiPHL
League ID#:    25461
Password:   rika
http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/hockey/

How's this for Live Draft date:
Draft Time:    Tue Oct 3 10:00am EDT
Max Teams:    20

Let's get as many teams possible!! Last year it was 5 and I think I whooped everyone's ass! Masa and ctz! Kuno_Thunder and suki XD

This is an interesting article:

Memories of Gretzky trade still bothers Jari Kurri

By JOE WARMINGTON

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5144/jarikurriwx8.jpg)

HELSINKI -- It was an August phone call he just didn't see coming.

It's interesting how one ring of a phone can change the direction of your life.

"I was shocked," former NHL star Jari Kurri said this week, reflecting on the 18th anniversary of The Trade.

It was Aug. 9, 1988, and Kurri, now 45, was running a hockey school near here in the Finnish capital. All was right with his world. He'd just won his fourth Stanley Cup, come off a season in which he scored 57 regular season and playoff goals and could see immortality for his Edmonton Oilers.

Then suddenly Wayne Gretzky was on his way to Los Angeles. "I didn't believe it," he said with tears in his eyes. "I told my agent it couldn't be right."

It's still emotional for the Finnish Flash, who has always wondered what could have been? "Who knows how many cups we could have won?" he said. "We were all in our 20s and our best hockey was ahead of us."

In true Finnish style, Kurri, now GM of the Finnish national team, which won silver at this year's Olympics, dropped by to see me at my hotel. He wanted to make sure I was enjoying my visit -- which I will write about in future Sunday Sun travel sections. I also have a neat scoop about a little Finnish-Toronto history for you tomorrow.

How can you not have a good time here? I mean I have never seen such scenery. "The architecture was nice?" asked a friend. Sure. But I was talking about the blondes. Anu, Leena, Ava, Nora, Orna, Tiina, Miina, Aurelia, Johanna are just some of the beauties I met.

And let's not forget Elisa, an example of what a garbageman (garbage woman for the political correctness police) looks like here. Not many sanitation workers look like that in The Smoke, or anywhere for that matter.

I tease Jari that I now know why he came home after his NHL career. After hockey, babe-watching has got to be Finland's national sport.

"It has been a good summer," laughed Kurri of the warm weather, which allows Nordic women a chance to go without winter coats for a while.

He knows about beautiful Finnish women. The Finnish national treasure married a former Miss Finland.

But back to The Trade. "It changed things," said Kurri.

When Gretzky went to the Kings it was the end of an era and a start of a new one.

"Suddenly the players and owners starting thinking about money," he said. "The trade did open up things for players, which was good, but it also made it about money. As players, we never talked about money."

For a few years, at least, he lost out hanging out with Gretzky, one of his best friends and the godfather to his children. "It wasn't hard to play with him," laughed Kurri. "You just got to the open ice."

It seemed to work for both. Gretzky is the league's all-time leader in scoring and Kurri is 18th with 707 regular season and playoff goals and 1,631 points.

"I was lucky to be drafted by Edmonton," he said.

In other words, he's saying he was lucky to play with Gretzky. But Kurri was a heck of a player without No. 99's help. In fact, the legendary right-winger helped lead Edmonton to its fifth Stanley Cup in 1990, without Wayne.

"He was so far ahead of everybody on the ice," Kurri laughed, adding it was the Great One's off-ice conduct that impressed him the most.

"He'd always have 100 people around him and yet he always managed to have time for everybody," he said. "We would leave the dressing room, wave and say 'bye Wayne' and nobody would bother us. He put a lot of energy into that stuff and yet he came to play every game at a top level, which is difficult."

But all of that is in the past now. "It was a long time ago," Kurri said, adding he never forgets those good times and often thinks of Canada. Fondly.

"A lot of people were surprised I did come home," he told me. "But it was always the plan."

Yeah, I've seen the women here -- even though he always loved Edmonton, where he played for 10 of his 18 years. "Edmonton was perfect. It was the same size as Helsinki and I loved it there."

He often wonders what might have happed had he not received that call on Aug. 9, 1988. Maybe he'd still be there.

Yeah, sure! And miss out on being married to Miss Finland!

Source: http://torontosun.com/News/World/2006/08/28/1781023-sun.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 05, 2006, 02:27:15 AM
Mike Keenan hits the can. Canucks should hire him as GM and fire Noner.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 05, 2006, 05:11:26 AM
I thought he resigned from Gm of Florida, not got fired.  Wouldn't that suggest that he's not interested in doing it at all?  And man, I seriously can't wait for the new season to start.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 07, 2006, 06:58:09 AM
at first the news said he got fired. then they said he walked away
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 08, 2006, 02:18:36 AM
FINALLY training camps are open!! Who's your picks for the Stanley Cup?

I wanna see the Oilers' Mikhanov and Malkin go at it.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 08, 2006, 01:46:35 PM
As usual I'm gonna predict a run for the President's Cup by the Sens only for them to collapse in the playoffs.  Then after an average season, the Maple Leafs will make it to the conference finals behind the leadership of Sundin and now Peca, as their style will go from a gritty style to more of a finesse based style.  The surprise Canadian team to excel this year?  Gotta be Toronto, as much as I hate to say it.  Oilers will be out by the 2nd playoff round, Flames will be out in the 1st.  Canucks will miss the playoffs entirely by a whisker, and Montreal will be laden with injuries.  Sidney Crosby will have an average season, but will stay healthy all year long.  He and Malkin will make some insanely beautiful plays together, if Malkin decides to grow up a bit.  Alex Ovechkin just might get the Art Ross.

Just my guesses, I'm full of em.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on September 08, 2006, 08:00:50 PM
Too early for me to predict the Stanley cup winner. My love for Tampa Bay has slowly withered away, so I don't really have a favorite team anymore.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on September 12, 2006, 09:22:16 AM
Man it's been ages since I posted at this forum...Been reallly busy the last month, and I'm back for a short time before the NHL Season start :D

So there's JPHIP NHL Fantasy league eh? Gonna join u guys then. See u in the league Daigong, Kuno!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 12, 2006, 10:16:09 PM
Good stuff taiyou! Masa's talking shit about a Sporting News Fantasy League too so hurry back!

Hope Lupul signs by today. Oiler Rookies vs the local university team!! FINALLY!!! It's not the real thing but I wanna hear Rod Phillips do his play by play again :D

And how about Rick DiPietro getting that 15 YEAR 62 MILLION DOLLAR contact WTF! XD That's what you get for hiring ur backup goalie as a GM ROFL!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on September 12, 2006, 11:06:11 PM
Islanders sign DiPietro to long-term deal

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -Rick DiPietro re-signed with the New York Islanders on Tuesday, agreeing to a record 15-year deal that will pay the No. 1 goalie $67.5 million.

The Islanders scheduled an afternoon news conference to officially announce the contract that would keep DiPietro in the fold until 2022, when he would be 40.

"We've been working at it all summer," DiPietro's agent Paul Krepelka told The Associated Press.

The deal, first reported by Newsday, is the longest in NHL history, topping the 10-year, $87.5 million contract the Islanders gave enigmatic center Alexei Yashin in 2001.

That was one of the contracts that sent NHL salaries soaring and led to the salary cap in the collective bargaining agreement that ended the lockout last year. It also saddled New York with a player who is nearly impossible to move and who takes up a big chunk of the team's $44 million maximum payroll.

DiPietro's deal is believed to be second only in length in North American sports to the 25-year pact Magic Johnson signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1981.

"Clubs are free to make their own decisions within the confines laid out in the collective bargaining agreement and other applicable league rules," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "Some decisions turn out well, others not so well.

"Time will tell whether this will be a good decision or a bad one for the Islanders."

The contract is guaranteed and DiPietro will be paid in full should he retire because of injury. If he ends his career otherwise before the deal expires, he would forfeit the remaining dollars, Krepelka said.

Islanders owner Charles Wang and new general manager Garth Snow, DiPietro's backup last season, were both involved in the negotiations. Deals from one year to five to 12 were discussed.

Once the Islanders set forth the type of cap structure they wanted for DiPietro, the staggering 15-year-deal DiPietro's side offered was agreed to.

DiPietro was a restricted free agent this summer and couldn't be unrestricted for another two years. The deal will pay him $4.5 million per season, placing him eighth among goalies.

The top pick in the 2000 draft was 30-24-5 with a 3.02 goals-against average in 63 games last season with the Islanders, who missed the playoffs after three straight appearances. In four NHL seasons, DiPietro is 58-62-13 with a 2.85 GAA in 143 games.

It is the second big contract handed out to a goalie in two days as Nashville re-signed Tomas Vokoun to a four-year extension on Monday that will pay him $22.8 million.

Chicago's Nikolai Khabibulin will be the league's highest-paid goalie this season at $6.75 million.

DiPietro and Wang talked about a 15-year deal last summer after the NHL lockout when DiPietro expressed that he wanted to spend his entire career on Long Island.

But hurdles regarding insurance over the course of the contract killed those plans, and DiPietro agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.

Those were worked out this time around.

"Rick's made no secret for a long time that he wanted to be an Islander his whole career," Krepelka said.

Both sides were pressed to come to a new agreement quickly as the Islanders open training camp at the end of the week in Nova Scotia. Wang has a policy that players who aren't signed in time for camp won't play during the season.

"That was a concern," Krepelka said. "The timing did factor into the equation from both sides. Things picked up the last week and a half."

DiPietro, exactly a week away from his 25th birthday, became the first goalie ever chosen with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft five years ago, after spending just one year at Boston University.

Wang's direct involvement in these negotiations fell into line with the owner's new front office by committee.

It was this type of management structure that led to the firing of Neil Smith, who was let go just weeks after he took the job in the offseason and months before the Islanders were to play a game under him.

Smith balked at the delegation of authority and the system initiated by Wang, and was replaced by Snow - who retired from his playing career with the Islanders - on July 18.

http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/09/281882.html

Crackheads shouldn't be allowed to run NHL teams :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 13, 2006, 12:27:44 AM
Crackheads shouldn't run hockey teams, they should run jpop forums :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on September 13, 2006, 02:08:03 AM
Finally remembered to pick up the tickets I bought for the Oilers/Coyotes exhibition game this coming Sunday (Sept. 17th/06).  Today's newspaper reported that the near sellout (only 600 tix left, and they're still going pretty well) that's expected for the game is proof that Peg Sheety has interest and is able to sustain a healthy NHL franchise.  To THAT assertion I had but only ONE possible reaction.

*Click here to see my reaction* (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/J-F-C/ROTFLMAO.gif)

Of COURSE this should be interpreted that an NHL franchise can survive in our weak-ass economy. The fact that the greatest hockey player of all time is coming has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do it the sellout. [/sarcasm]

People here really need a cold dose of reality and see that desire is not enough to get an NHL franchise. What you need is money, and Winnipeggers, regardless of how big hockey fans they are, will never be willing to pay the going rates for NHL tickets over the long term. A year or two? Yah, maybe. But unless the team wins the Cup and becomces the ultimate dominant force in the NHL, it just ain't gonna happen. Unfortunately, that's the stone cold truth and the cold, cruel harshness of reality.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 15, 2006, 09:46:04 AM
Even if Winnipeg gets a franchise, it needs a winner. The market is right but patience is needed. Years and years we heard from Oilers brass "We just don't have enough money" and 10 years of medicocity has things looking up.

Training camp is lookng great! Everyone's signed. Who's going on Sunday? I wonder if Georges Laraque and Co. will sport the Jets jerseys?

Keith Primeau :wave: Dude was a hella power forward. Forsberg takes over as Captain. The team that shocked me the most is the NYR themed St. Louis Blues. Checketts and Davidson running shop. Doug Weight and Bill Guerin together again, along with RADEK FREAKIN DVORAK! :D

NHL Pre-season games can't come soon enough.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on September 15, 2006, 07:40:02 PM
Quote from: daigong
Even if Winnipeg gets a franchise, it needs a winner. The market is right but patience is needed. Years and years we heard from Oilers brass "We just don't have enough money" and 10 years of medicocity has things looking up.
Exactly, unfortunately, Peggers won't be that patient. Like I said before, they'd be willing to put up with a year or two at the most, then they'll just stop buying tickets.  If the team isn't an IMMEDIATE winner, it ain't gonna work. :(


Quote from: daigong
Who's going on Sunday? I wonder if Georges Laraque and Co. will sport the Jets jerseys?
I'm hoping they do, but somehow I doubt they will.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 16, 2006, 12:31:58 AM
I think they'd get mixed reactions if they wore the Jets jerseys, to be honest.  It'd be cool, but I'm certainly not counting on it.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 18, 2006, 09:30:04 AM
How was the game guys?

MacT: "Real NHL atmosphere" .. Gretz: "Peg can support an NHL team!" way to go Peggers!! "Go jets go" chant :lol: 15K and 15, they just need one of those US teams to fold, I mean. Did Jab or JB care about Tampa winning? Or RionZ cheer when Carolina won? They didn't know! Bettman really is on Canada's jock so I'm sure the NHL will be back.

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7732/mtscentrepf4.jpg)

Nice building!! Oilers looking good, Mikhnov got skills baby. So many Oilers bandwagonners, all tickets are sold out throughout the year. Damn corporate fans.

And how we play this?
http://fantasygames.sportingnews.com/hockey/season1/basic/home.html
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 18, 2006, 11:28:04 AM
Well, no throwback jerseys, as I suspected.  There was a row of people with a HUGE sign that said "BRING THEM BACK" with the Jets logo on both sides.  Lots of Oilers jerseys, not many Coyotes jerseys, but TONS of Jets jerseys!  Surprise there.  Jovo and Laraque look out of place with the brown jerseys on, and no show by Nolan or Roenick.  Ryan Smyth and Dwayne Rolo were off in the oil fields in northern AB I think, so they weren't there.  Coyotes should be a force to deal with this year, they've certainly made the effort to get some leadership on their team.

Huge pops for Mac T, Gretzky, and of course Shane Doan, the last remaining member from the Jets team in 96, even had a nice little VTR for him during a tv timeout.  And a very VERY nice VTR for Wayne during the 1st intermission as well.  Sixty-one records?  Damn.  Lots of fun tho, man oh MAN do I miss the NHL!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Tom Green on September 19, 2006, 05:43:57 AM
Here is some pics and video's of last night Oilers vs Coyotes exhibition game in Peg City.

http://www.moosehockey.com/2006-07/060917/recap.php#photos (http://www.moosehockey.com/2006-07/060917/recap.php#photos)

Videos
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Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 19, 2006, 09:21:10 AM
Thanks for the pix and video Tom! Where's video of the Peggers :P

Look at all the Jets jerseys, everyone doing the wave :D Whatta game!

Great seats!! MTS seats are really high up I heard from the radio guy.

Thoughts on the new jerseys for Anahem + Buffalo?

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Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 19, 2006, 08:32:11 PM
Sabres' new uni's are fuckin' fugly.  Looks like the SD Chargers bolt with a head on it.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 21, 2006, 02:46:15 AM
Evgeny Malkin collides with John LeClair in the 2nd period and gets taken to the freakin' hospital in Moncton, NB of all fuckin' places.  Sidney Crosby with a SWEET coast to coast goal, taking the shot from behind the goal line and off the goalie's skate.  How fuckin' amazing is Pittsburgh gonna be over the next several years?  Lots of young talent combined with seasoned vets, all still under the leadership of Super Mario.  Crosby, Malkin, Colby Armstrong, Jordan Staal, John LeClair, Mark Recchi, Sergei Gonchar, Jarkko Ruutu, and in net?  Jocelyn Thibeault and Marc Andre Fleury.  Solid, solid team this year.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 23, 2006, 08:31:03 PM
Interesting article here....I loved Pronger in Edmonton. Such a shame it had to end like this. Hope Robbie Schremp does justice to #44

'Now they'll be hating me'
Former Oilers defenceman Chris Pronger knows he's Public Enemy No. 1 in Edmonton

Jim Matheson, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2006

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Chris Pronger knew he would be portrayed as a villain after he asked the Edmonton Oilers to trade him just days after the team lost the Stanley Cup final to the Carolina Hurricanes in June.

But the 31-year-old all-star defenceman wasn't prepared for some of the vitriol that was dumped on him by slighted fans.

"I knew I'd be Public Enemy No. 1 ... but I'm pissed off by all the rumours and innuendo surrounding my leaving," Pronger, now a member of the Anaheim Ducks, said Monday.

"I've heard all the nasty stuff, about all my girlfriends ... that I've got more kids than I started with. I must have six kids out there.

"It started off with I slept with so-and-so, and I'm having kids, then it moved to my wife sleeping with some of my teammates. I was supposed to be having a kid with a reporter, then she said, 'I don't know what they're talking about.' Then it went from story to story.

"Some people even took my rental furniture from my house and burned it."

Pronger, the best player to wear an Oilers uniform since the team's glory days in the 1980s, categorically denied all the stories, saying once again it was a mutually agreed-upon family decision to pull the plug on the Oilers after just one season. He said he liked the city and loved the competitive fire of his old team. He just wanted to live elsewhere.

The six-foot-six native of Dryden, Ont., wouldn't say why, exactly, but it may be because his wife, Lauren, never really warmed up to Edmonton.

The family bought a house in Irvine, and plan to live in California year-round. Oilers forward Marty Reasoner bought Pronger's old home.

"The fans have every right to feel how they feel," admitted Pronger.

"Some understand, some don't care. Others, I'm sure, want to tell me to screw off.

"I know now Edmonton is another city where I'm going to get booed. Part of the trade, I think, was getting 20,000 people in Edmonton to boo me. I'm sure Mike Comrie was tickled pink in Phoenix when I left.

"Now, he'll be the second-most hated man coming back to play there. I'm sure I'll get booed every time I touch the puck, every time my face is on camera. I'm sure there'll be some great signs when I come back (his first visit is Nov. 28), too.

"Fans are fickle ... it's the nature of the beast. You're an idol when you're on their team. They love to hate you, hate to love you. Now, they'll be back hating me. They always did when I was on other teams," said Pronger.

But Pronger was a little surprised his request to be traded upset so many fans in Edmonton.

"Players ask to be traded every day. Teams trade players all the time, but when a player asks to be traded, he's a jerk.

"I just wanted to make a decision on my own. In the city where it happens, fans don't like it, of course. They call you a traitor, a quitter. He's this, he's that. I'm sure if you looked in the dictionary, you could find 15 different adjectives people want to use for what I did.

"But they don't live in that guy's shoes. They don't live his life," said the father of two young children.

"It's easy to be an armchair quarterback," said Pronger, whose Ducks lost to the Los Angeles Kings 7-1 in pre-season action on Monday night.

"I'm not the first player who wanted a trade out of Edmonton. (Mark) Messier, gone. (Paul) Coffey, gone. Others (stars) have been traded over the years. Jari Kurri. Glenn Anderson. Grant Fuhr. Kevin Lowe got traded," said Pronger.

Pronger agreed to a five-year contract for $31.25 million US with the Oilers in August 2005.

He came here in a blockbuster trade for three defencemen: Eric Brewer, Jeff Woywitka and Doug Lynch. He seemed happy then, but cracks apparently began showing during the season.

Oiler general manager Kevin Lowe was told there were concerns, long before the playoff run began.

"We met (Pronger and his agent Pat Morris) a couple of times. I didn't say I wanted to be traded, but we talked.

I talked to MacT (head coach Craig MacTavish), too. We didn't have anything to hide. We wanted to be upfront.

"It wasn't like it affected my play," said Pronger, who had an outstanding season and would likely have won the playoff MVP award if the Oilers had beaten the Hurricanes in the final. He routinely played more than 30 minutes a night through four playoff rounds over two months. And he never got tired.

Lowe could have played hardball and told Pronger he wouldn't trade him because he had four years left on his contract, or waited months into the season to see if more teams got involved in the bidding. But he felt that would have been counterproductive.

"I did think about it, at first," said Lowe, "but I knew there was no way he was coming back to play with us. We couldn't force him. He doesn't need the money. He had taken his stance and couldn't go back on it. How could he?

"If I let him sit, and we got well into the season, I also felt the pressure might be on us to trade him and we get less of a deal. We'd get replacement players for the season, but not young ones for down the road. And I wanted that," said Lowe, who secured winger Joffrey Lupul, a

28-goal man last season, and Czech defenceman Ladislav Smid. He also got a first-round 2007 draft pick and another if the Ducks go to the Stanley Cup final in any of the next three seasons.

"We never had to go down that road (being forced to sit for a trade), thankfully. The Oilers handled it in a very professional manner," said Pronger.

"I think, normally, teams that hold on to a player devalue the asset," said Pronger, who knew Ducks GM Brian Burke once wheeled and dealed to draft him in 1993 when he was Hartford's general manager and that Burke was likely trying hard to get Pronger back.

The trade was made in three weeks, pretty quick for a guy who's one of the three best blue-liners in all of hockey.

"Quick? Depends where you're sitting, when you say it happened fast," said Pronger. "You sit there and listen to rumours for three weeks and you tell me if that's short or long, hearing rumours that are baseless and not factual. Stories made up. And your wife has to listen to the crap."

Back to last summer, Pronger was glad to get out of St. Louis, where the team was struggling and money was tight. Edmonton seemed like a panacea, but nothing is forever, obviously.

"I think teams know it might be hit-or-miss when a player signs on for a long time," said Pronger. "Getting traded to Edmonton was fine with me at the time. "At the end of the day, though, you just try to do what's best for you and your family," he said.

"I have nothing bad to say against the city of Edmonton. I liked it there. I had a fun year playing. It's something I'll remember for the rest of my life."

jmatheson@thejournal.canwest.com

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/sports/story.html?id=9c01901c-6c39-42f7-922b-34ac94a6a993&k=8910&p=1
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 24, 2006, 02:04:20 AM
They're playing hockey in Puerto Rico!!!

in San Juan!! New York Rangers vs Florida Panthers XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on September 28, 2006, 03:37:19 AM
wtf? lol. hope the ice rink wasn't smoking with evaporation XD
What's with the pre-season games playing in exotic places? I just saw that oilers and coyotes played in winnipeg, and now this? Ok, so the one in "San Juan" was a bit weird...anyways, gonna sign up for the yahoo fantasy JPH!P league this minute! (finally a day off sheesh).

Hey Daigong, I also found that there's a fantasy league at nhl.com too. It's minimum 10 teams, so you think there are enough people here that wants to join like private league? If so, I'll start that up too.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on September 28, 2006, 03:41:16 AM
Oh my cousin went to the Ducks vs kings pre-season game Monday at staples center, and before the game, he saw Bryzgalov and Gezlaf in suits walking around and got some pics with them! :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 28, 2006, 05:28:08 AM
wtf happened to eric daze
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 29, 2006, 09:50:23 AM
so cool taiyou, did u see #25 :lol: I always wonder

We're lucky if we can get 5 teams dude. I'll force some of the guys and gals to make an account? haha.

Georges Laraque got the game winner tonite! vs the Oilers
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on September 29, 2006, 07:31:31 PM
^ Sounds like payback for when the Coyotes got smoked by the Oilers here in Peg Sheety. :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on September 29, 2006, 10:15:24 PM
Quote from: daigong
so cool taiyou, did u see #25 :lol: I always wonder

We're lucky if we can get 5 teams dude. I'll force some of the guys and gals to make an account? haha.

Georges Laraque got the game winner tonite! vs the Oilers


My cousin was there, not me, that's why I'm bashing my head in the post :evil:. Those 2 weren't playing that day, so they were getting liquors like my cousin was XD.
On stats, Pronger played 23:04 ice time, 3 min. more than niedermayer, 3 assists, and blew a shoot out shot :P

About the new fantasy league they made this year on the NHL site, we'll just screw it since I barely have time to do the YAHOO one lol. Unless we really can get 10 people heh.
Go Laraque! :pimp:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: yurinachan on September 30, 2006, 02:54:19 AM
I go on the record and say that the Canucks aren't going to do much this season. Even if they were to make it into the playoffs, I doubt that they get past the 1st round.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on October 01, 2006, 02:12:19 AM
FROM NEWS AND NOTES @ YAHOO! SPORTS:
"Sep 29 One day after he took a shot to the mouth from Tyson Nash's stick, Anaheim's Selanne underwent three hours of dental treatment on Wednesday night, The Los Angeles Times reported. While the dental work might alter Selanne's smile, it is not expected to keep him out of action when the season opens on Oct. 6 against the Ducks' rival, the Los Angeles Kings."

IS THIS FOR REAL?? :rocket: Notice it says "might alter Selanne's smile...Not good, since he might end up with a crooked smile?!?" He already lost some from the 06 Olympics earlier this year :doh: So this means to get a front, bottom, or both sets of teeth finally!! I hope he didn't do any dental work before this one happened, cause that would suck @#$@$.

Nash is soo dead, gonna bring Fedoruk and his new bashing crews and do some Pride moves!! :hits with chair:

TEEMU SELANNE's Mastercard CM:
New Team Jersey - Free
A set of new teeth - $2000.
A new crooked smile - A Night with Nash tied up to the goal post! (You thought it would be Priceless):P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 01, 2006, 09:02:13 AM
JPH!PHL Fantasy Draft is on for Tuesday morning (evening for Euros)  ... 7 teams so far so if you haven't signed up, HURRY! PRIZES TO BE WON :P

Quote from: taiyou
My cousin was there, not me, that's why I'm bashing my head in the post :evil:.


oh yeah, I noticed I never finished my sentence either. "I wonder how people meet players after the game? like outside the locker room or whatever"

Tonite Vancouver played so ruthless, Matt Cooke crushing people left and right. I miss Laraque. You got Ethan Moreau dropping the gloves instantly. Not exactly your heavyweight. Good 3-2 OT win!! Can't wait for Oct 5th! Horcoff-Lupul-Smyth line is gonna be a bitch. 5 Forward Powerplay?? NUTS!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 01, 2006, 09:58:34 AM
can u still change the time to at night or during the weekends? dont think ill be available in the morning..
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on October 01, 2006, 10:53:15 PM
Well it's always good to have everyone in the draft, not 1 left off. I don't want those to complain "Why was Avery my 1st pick???" XD

I have to wake up at 7a.m., and I rather do it at night time too.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 02, 2006, 09:33:32 AM
Yaw, I will change it to nite ...Tuesday nite aight? cuz I gotta work I think.

LMAO. They call the Sedin Sisters & Naslund line the "Ikea Line" ... all I can think of is that androgynous Swedish guy on the radio "The answer is YES YES OH YES!"
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on October 03, 2006, 02:33:31 PM
the draft starts in an hour or so, ive never done this but i hope i can get a good team going, the draft time for me is at midnite soo i have not much to complain about i guess, its not like im going to be at work or uni....
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 05, 2006, 02:45:36 AM
Shit!  I think I missed the draft >_< !!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on October 05, 2006, 06:29:24 AM
Are you serious? Me too, so I wonder how many actually did it :doh: :evil: But I got Ovechkin in 10th pick :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 06, 2006, 10:03:09 PM
Man, Iginla missed a penalty shot last night.  Roloson standing proud, good to see his knee isn't bothering him anymore!  The Sens however got whopped pretty damn bad on the back half of their home and home with the Leafs...  And is it just me, or do all the arenas look funny with yellow trim over the ice?  I remember some of them having blue before, but now they all look puny as hell.  They look as small as the Winnipeg Arena did.  I dunno.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on October 07, 2006, 10:27:04 AM
Shanahan nets 600th
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NEW YORK -- Talk about making a good first impression!

In his Broadway debut at Madison Square Garden Thursday night, Brendan Shanahan scored two goals, including the 600th of his stellar career, to pace New York to a season-opening, 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

The announcement of his milestone goal brought a standing ovation from the capacity crowd at the Garden, who have eagerly embraced Shanahan, who signed as a free agent after a very successful career with the Detroit Red Wings.

"It's part of the reason I chose New York. All those years of coming in and playing in Madison Square Garden to get the reception (was amazing)," Shanahan said. "To be in my 19th NHL season and to get chills from a responsive reaction from the fans is just amazing to me. They were fantastic. With each time I shot the puck or drove to the net or mixed it up in front, I could feel them behind me."

Since he had eight shots in the game, Shanahan could feel the love pretty consistently. But the fans weren't the only ones behind Shanahan Thursday night. His coach and teammates also were singing his praises.

"It's always great when you play your first game and you're able to score your first goal for a new team," newly crowned Rangers captain Jaromir Jagr said. "He got two and now has 600 goals and that's great for him."

"It was fun to be part of Shanahan's goal," New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist said. "It is really fun to watch him play. He is a good player and a good guy in the locker room."

But Rangers coach Tom Renney sees Shanahan as more than that. "The key word (about him is) his presence. It's his presence on the ice, in our locker room and in practice – wherever he is, he's a real gentleman."

The Rangers signed Shanahan over the summer to be a scorer and a leader in 2006-07 season, and in his first meaningful game, the 19-year NHL veteran delivered.

Over the course of his career, Shanahan has been anything but gentle on the ice. In picking up 600 goals and 1,234 points in 1,351 games, the former first-round pick of the New Jersey Devils has also accumulated 2,380 minutes in penalties during the regular season. Last season, Shanahan netted 81 points off 40 goals and 41 assists with the Wings. The 37-year-old winger also had 105 penalty minutes in 82 games and finished with a plus-29 rating. His 40 goals led the club and tied for 10th in the league, while his 81 points (24th in NHL) ranked third on the Wings and his plus/minus was tied for second. The Mimico, Ontario native also placed second on Detroit in power-play goals with 14 and ranked third on the Wings with six game-winning goals. His point total represented his highest output since the 1996-97 season, when he registered 47 goals and 41 assists in 81 games split between the Hartford Whalers and Detroit.

One of the main reasons the Rangers went out and got “Shanny” was because of his postseason resume. In 157 career playoff games, Shanahan has scored 53 goals and 66 assists to go along with his 257 penalty minutes. In the 1997 playoffs, en route to capturing his first Stanley Cup, he led the Red Wings in goals (nine) and game-winning goals (two). The following season, he collected five goals and four assists and helped Detroit win the Cup for the second consecutive season. During his third Cup run, in 2002, Shanahan tallied eight goals and 11 assists, along with 20 penalty minutes in 23 playoff games. Among all players in the playoffs that season, he ranked fourth in scoring with 19 points and led the league in power play assists (eight).

After last spring’s first-round sweep at the hands of the New Jersey Devils, the Rangers were looking to add a proven playoff presence. There’s that word again.

Shanahan’s skills, along with Jagr's offensive arsenal, should make the Rangers a force to be reckoned with this season. In their first regular-season match together, the duo showed just how lethal they can be on offense, combining for three goals and one assist against the Caps.

"Like I said when I came here, regardless of what line I play on, I just want to contribute and help the team win games," Shanahan said.

Shanahan, a prototypical 6-foot-3, 220-pound power forward, came into the 2006-07 campaign ranked first among all active NHL players in goals, but in his forst game as a Ranger, he did more than just contribute two goals. He carried his club to victory. As a result, Shanahan became only the 15th player in NHL history to reach the 600-goal plateau. The monumental goal came at 2:58 of the third period when Shanahan's second goal of the night against Olaf Kolzig gave the Rangers a 4-1 lead.

"I actually had forgotten about it (600 goals) when the game started – it's been so long since last season – but when I got my first one I peeked up at the scoreboard and saw that I had 599 so that's the first time I had thought about it," Shanahan admitted. "I definitely appreciate hockey history, but to be honest with you personal goals – I think it's something you might reflect on when you're retired. Nah, I take that back. I think they're nice, but you really do reflect on wins and championships (more). This is a team sport, so those are the things that stick in my mind."

The way he played in Game 1 of his Rangers career is what is going to stick out in the minds of his fans, coaches and his teammates for a long time to come.

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=280644

Congrats! :cheers
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on October 07, 2006, 08:15:09 PM
^ Way to go Shanny! :cheers
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 08, 2006, 10:11:02 AM
LOL...man, I totally forgot about the draft and I guess everyone autodrafted. Now I'm in 2nd last place :evil:

Who is "Roloson Bitches" ??

Man...I hate the trap, Kippper was amazing :evil: Oilers and Flamers now 1-1
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9586/oilersflameshockeyjmc101kk5.jpg)

Here's hoping Sykora and Hemsky light up San Jose Thursday!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on October 08, 2006, 09:38:25 PM
Ducks up 2-0, haven't remember that in awhile :D
And all by 1 goal for the wins heh. Vokun is being gay right now, so I'm last in all the goalie stats. :confused:

LUUUUUPUUUL SCORES!!! :pimp: Looking for a pace at 40 :P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 09, 2006, 11:26:28 PM
Hahaha, I got Kippur on autodraft XD!  And, I think I'm in 4th.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 13, 2006, 07:01:01 AM
Holy fuck, did I hear correctly?  Jonathan Cheechoo AND Ryan Smyth (in a span 2:01 in the 3rd period) both getting NATURAL hat tricks in their game tonight?  You've GOT to be kidding me!  Way to fuckin' go boys!  Looks like Gretzky's down to holding only 60 records in the books.

EDIT:  Fuck, Brian Gionta had a natural hat trick too in Jersey?  DAMN!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 14, 2006, 07:49:11 AM
I KNOW FUCKIN RECORD!! Last nite's game was AWESOME!! Sharks have all bite, but no heart. SNAPPED their perfect start too! Nick McGoo...I hate that guy :/ Gave em so many 5 on 3's. IT was just pure grit and determination that won the game 6-4. Congrats to Patrick Thoresen - one of the rare Norway players out there - with his 1st goal.

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3118/smyttie500uj3.jpg)
Ryan Smyth - new record 2:01 beats Wayne Gretzky's fastest hat trick of 2:18 in 1981. Plus 500 career points!

Canes finally got their first win XD and whoa, Sabres keep on winning - Ryan Miller is unstoppable in the shootout.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on October 15, 2006, 04:18:15 AM
Quote from: daigong
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3118/smyttie500uj3.jpg
Ryan Smyth - new record 2:01 beats Wayne Gretzky's fastest hat trick of 2:18 in 1981. Plus 500 career points!

At least the record was broken by an Oiler. It's poetic, in a way. :)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 15, 2006, 08:11:57 AM
Quote from: JFC
At least the record was broken by an Oiler. It's poetic, in a way. :)

Oh no, it was an Oiler record actually. The NHL record is like 21 seconds by some guy in the 30s XD

MAN! The milestones just keep on ROLLING!! AS IN ROLOSON BITCHES!!
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/269/rolibitchesez0.jpg)
39 STOPS!! Roloson gets his 100th win. 4-3 win. Ryan Smyth keeps my Fantasy Team bumping haha, 2 more goals. AND Sykora. oh baby.

Too bad the Wild are unbeaten :evil:  but its still early

Congrats to dat Bald Swede Mats Sundin...500 goals.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 16, 2006, 12:23:20 AM
Quote from: daigong
Oh no, it was an Oiler record actually. The NHL record is like 21 seconds by some guy in the 30s XD


Billy Mosienko holds that record.  There actually is footage of it, they showed it on NHL Network once - the players on the opposing NY Rangers team looked like they were wearing cement blocks on their skates or something.  Anyway, there's a mural of Mosienko on a building on Main street in downtown Wpg - some people think its Bobby Hull, or Bobby Clarke, but its not!  Its Billy Mosienko!!  Proud Winnipeger to boot!!  There's even a moderate skating rink named after him in the Shaughnessy Park area in town.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on October 16, 2006, 12:38:47 AM
Joe posted this in the IRC today. XD XD XD

(http://img273.imageshack.us/img273/9462/7945681jh0.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 16, 2006, 09:53:00 AM
^ LMAO!! See...I wrote "egg roll" in the "What did u just eat thread" and no one got it :P

HOLY FUCK!! Billy Mosienko a Winnipegger huh?! NICE!

Man, Stars and Sabres remaind the unbeaten....who'd thunk Big E would be huge?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 17, 2006, 08:30:34 AM
Oh man....Roloson has been stopping 30+ shots like crazy lately.. Where's the defense :? Drop a 2-1 decision to the Canucks. Faceoffs also have been alarmingly down. Congrats to Steve Staios for breaking Craig MacTavish's consecutive game streak!

Rangers snap their skid :P What skid? XD

Wed. We'll be seeing the Malkin-Crosby connection :w00t:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 18, 2006, 02:09:08 AM
Wednesday when shit's gonna be happening in Pen-town!  Highlight reels gonna be rollin' aplenty!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 18, 2006, 09:37:30 AM
DAMN!! How about that Patrick Thorensen!
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5346/canucksoilershockeyedm103ci5.jpg)

Oilers fix the faceoffs, shots given up - and BOOM!! 2-1 over Canucks!! Juicy looking good after a 5 month break.

OHHH...Sharks snap the Stars win streak too.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on October 18, 2006, 09:55:23 AM
Malkin is debuting on wednesday, i hope hes good and healthy
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 19, 2006, 04:32:52 AM
Haha, and just like that, Malkin doesn't disappoint!  Nearing the end of the 2nd period, he gets his first ever NHL goal .... against Martin Brodeur of all people!!  Pittsburgh has GOT to keep that team together, cuz they're gonna be pimpin' someday.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on October 19, 2006, 09:44:48 AM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Haha, and just like that, Malkin doesn't disappoint!  Nearing the end of the 2nd period, he gets his first ever NHL goal .... against Martin Brodeur of all people!!  Pittsburgh has GOT to keep that team together, cuz they're gonna be pimpin' someday.


yeah im so glad he did do good for his 1st official game, although i am disappointed that we still lost, but the future is bright...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 21, 2006, 09:36:17 AM
I SAW HASEK TODAY!!

I was at West Ed Mall, and he was on the 2nd floor checking out the waterpark aka bikini babes :P no crowd of people, just me, Hasek and a shorter guy that looked like Draper. I dunno. I walked by and stared...that guy sure looks like Hasek. But Ottawa's not in town....then later I thought "D'OH Red Wings play tmr." XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on October 21, 2006, 07:18:24 PM
Smooth move there dai! :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 22, 2006, 01:19:24 AM
Congrats to Winnipeg native Nigel Dawes who scored his 1st NHL goal tonight!!  The first of many many more, I'm sure!!  Good stuff buddy, make Peg City proud!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 22, 2006, 02:52:54 AM
Dan Snyder's dad is in town apparently...listening to the story now. Wow, he is totally going to all towns like u said KT. Raising money to build the arena named for him. More difficult task than thought.

Last stop in Atlanta. Check out the site:

http://37risingstars.com
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 22, 2006, 07:14:23 AM
SYKORA!!! LUPUL!! nice clutch plays to beat HASEK! Oilers over wings 3-1 Complete game by all!! Red Wings come out banging and hitting!! Staios steps it up!
 
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2812/canucksoilershockeyedm101in0.jpg)

Great game by Roloson too... gotta get Stoll going.

Whaata breakaway goals by Sykora and Lupul!
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/6870/redwingsoilershockeyedm108mp3.jpg)
Smid and Tjarnqvist are better than they seem!!


Sabres now 8-0 :shocked:

Good job Rangers!! Shootout win over Leafs...betcha missing Shanny huh Detroit!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kira-sama on October 22, 2006, 04:01:53 PM
Leafs are going to come big this year... potential stanley cup winners =)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 22, 2006, 08:33:59 PM
^ LOL are you from Toronto?? Loved the Peca cover on Hockey News AFTER the fact he had a successful playoffs ...though Raycroft has been good, he ain't no Young Belfour.

OHHHH...big shakeup continues in Philly. Bobby Clarke resigns, Hitchcock fired. Who wants a Nedved or Baumgartner? XD Sure hope Simon Gagne goes for discount prices hehe!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on October 22, 2006, 09:22:08 PM
Flyers :thumbsup

Flyers shakeup: GM Clarke resigns, Hitchcock fired

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Flyers general manager Bob Clarke resigned and coach Ken Hitchcock was fired in a dramatic shakeup Sunday, with Philadelphia off to its worst start in more than 15 years.

Assistant John Stevens will become head coach, and assistant general manager Paul Holmgren will be the interim general manager, trying to become the latest combination to end their 31-year Stanley Cup drought.

The Flyers are 1-6-1 and have the fewest points in the NHL.

"The decisions that had to be made, I was letting other people make them," said Clarke, acknowledging he was burned out. "I deeply regret not being able to bring a Stanley Cup here. ... I didn't deliver."

Flyers chairman Ed Snider said he began evaluating the team after an embarrassing 9-1 loss to Buffalo last week and decided change was necessary.

Clarke said the Flyers' record played no role in his resignation. He said he began feeling spent during last year's draft and hoped for new energy once the season started. That never happened.

"I just don't have the desire to do what this job requires," Clarke said. "I was tired of doing it."

Stevens will be behind the bench when the Flyers play at home Thursday against Atlanta.

As general manager, Clarke never matched the success he had as a Hall of Fame player when he led the Flyers to Stanley Cup championships in the 1973-74 and 1974-75 seasons. Clarke was in his 13th season in his second stint as general manager, after handling the GM role in the 1980s.

Hitchcock signed a three-year contract though the 2008-09 season in training camp and was in his fourth season with the Flyers. He led the Flyers to the conference finals in 2004, where they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who later won the Stanley Cup.

Before Hitchcock was hired, the Flyers used five coaches in the previous six seasons.

"He realized that we had to make a change, and he's behind the organization and he's willing to do whatever he can to help the organization move forward," Snider said.

Hitchcock did not immediately return a phone message left by The Associated Press.

In 10 NHL seasons with Dallas and Philadelphia, Hitchcock is 408-249-100. He is 66-51 in playoff games and won the Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1999.

This is Philadelphia's worst start since the 1989-90 season. The Flyers have scored only 15 goals in eight games, and five of them are from Simon Gagne. In losing Friday at Florida they played without captain Peter Forsberg, who has a sprained wrist.

They are a woeful 4-for-55 on power-play chances this season.

Philadelphia was bounced in the first round of the playoffs by Buffalo last season, and has seemed ill-equipped to win a Stanley Cup. Many of the same problems they had last season have lingered, notably a plodding defense that has yet to score a goal.

The Flyers waived three players last week after the blowout loss to the Sabres, including Nolan Baumgartner, their lone free-agent signing to bolster the defense.

With a shaky defense and little offensive punch, the goaltenders have struggled, especially opening night starter Robert Esche. Esche has allowed 13 goals in two winless starts.

Clarke played for the Flyers from 1969-84, 358 goals and 1210 points, and captained the famed "Broad Street Bullies" teams in the 1970s.

Clarke immediately went from playing into management, holding the GM role from 1984-90. He returned to the position in 1994, famously feuding with Eric Lindros in the late 1990s.

"I don't know what happened. I don't know why it happened," Clarke said. "I would have never thought I'd get tired or burnt out or something. But this is what's happened. I've got to try and figure out why and how."

Hitchcock also led Dallas to two Stanley Cup finals appearances - winning the title in 1999 and going back the next year - and five straight division titles.

Stevens was the coach for the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, from 2000-06 and led them to the Calder Cup championship in 2005. Stevens was Philadelphia's third-round pick by the Flyers in 1984 and played 53 career games with the Flyers and Hartford Whalers.

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=281575&page=NewsPage&service=page

Damn, I never thought that Clarke would resign :shock:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 22, 2006, 10:56:08 PM
They're still a solid team.  Just in need of leadership, that's all.  Carter and Richards are my boyz!  Damn you Bobby Clarke!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kira-sama on October 23, 2006, 05:17:23 AM
lol this was expected... the team itself is great, the players and goaltenders, its just that the coaching staff aren't really pulling there weight to help the team win =P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on October 23, 2006, 09:18:01 AM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
They're still a solid team.  Just in need of leadership, that's all.  Carter and Richards are my boyz!  Damn you Bobby Clarke!


i think the leaders they need would have to average at least 3 points a game for them to turn their season around!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 24, 2006, 09:50:52 AM
BOOYAH!! WHATTA WIN!! The Sykora-Thoresen-Hemsky line was on FIRE!
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7121/main8hf7.jpg)
Whatta shot by Hemsky man, the PP is back. Oilers beat Coyotes 5-2

Not used to Big Georges in dog uniform.
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9763/georgesjc5.jpg)

NEXT UP!! Pronger and the Mighty Fucks!


I think the Sabres can go 11-0 and beyond ... damn those ugly unis got good karma!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 26, 2006, 08:46:36 AM
Malkin + Crosby are tearing it up! GJ on the guy who picked him up XD


BRUTAL loss, Roli had an off nite and lil turnovers cost the Oil. losing 6-2 to the Ducks. The PP needs a tweaking fo sho.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5448/oilersduckshockeyana104do5.jpg)
Yeah yeah. Pronger coughed it up on the 1st goal, then came back to get 3 assists. That lil biotch. Can't wait until November 28th.

Bummer...Oilers Ethan Moreau, the heart and soul might be sidelined for the entire year. :evil:

Congrats to Joe Sakic on his 1500th POINT!
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4820/capitalsavalanchehockeygg1.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on October 27, 2006, 05:15:39 AM
yeah im soo glad pittsburghs draft picks were excellent choices, malkin crosby and stall are all spectacular. its supprising how well malkin and crosby play together on the ice cause they cant even speak to each other yet. lucky i snapped malkin up before his debut on the fantasy side of things.

philly won today against atlanta in a shootout, good on em, hope they win more....    except against pittsburgh
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 27, 2006, 09:09:26 AM
WERD. and they got a top goalie in Fleury...it does help to mail in a few seasons. Good luck on getting a new arena!

Rough game tonite....Oilers got the bad end of a 6-2 loss to THE COYOTES :evil: beaten by another unknown goalie David LeNeveu ?! WTF. And Owen Nolan looked like his Sharks days. :x

MAN are we missing Ethan Moreau and HIS GRIT!! At least Pisani got his first goal. You give these guys new contracts and they're in over their heads! I'm sure they can snap outta this sloppiness on Saturday vs Semen/Ovechkin and the Caps.

:ONomg: :ONomg:

GJ Sabres. 10-0 now. Tied the Leafs record for best start....and you know how they fared in 1993-94 :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 29, 2006, 06:35:14 AM
WOO HOO!! Oilers snap their 2 game skid, 4-0 over teh Caps. Ovechkin is THE REAL DEAL man. hitting and whatta shot....but Roli gloved that bitch ass
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/3753/front6ee0.jpg)

Congrats to Ryan Smyth! tying Jari Kurri for 3rd most Power Play goals by an Oiler!
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4026/nhlcapitalsoilershockeyir2.jpg)
(very nice looking hotties in the front row at Rexall)

and Crosby got a hat trick :ONomg:

and Sabres lost to the Thrashers :ONkekeke:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on October 30, 2006, 06:33:37 AM
Quote from: daigong;223741

and Crosby got a hat trick :ONomg:



god i love him and malkin and gonchar and fleury, i love the team in general, 8-2 over the flyers which was awesome. thank god i snapped up both malkin and crosby in the fantasy league, if only i had better goalie stats i would be winning it, curse you vancouver!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 02, 2006, 07:42:24 AM
OILERS LOST :evil: ...I hate the big gap in the schedule, leaves players rusty. Oilers drop 5-3 to Preds, it was close with 1 minute to go but the empty netter was cashed. Horcoff...get off ur fuckin ass!

Goddamn, Malkin is the REAL DEAL.  6 goals in his 1st 6 games. Freaking first time in 89 years or whatever.
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7821/penguinskingshockeylas1sb2.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 04, 2006, 09:18:41 AM
FUCK! Oilers got jobbed tonite. Trying to sloth through the Dallas trap, trying to get over Eric Lindros goalie interference non-call = goal, Petr Sykora got a goal late to pull it 3-2 and Ales Hemsky supposedly tied it but Mick McGeough GO EAT POO!! blew off on a glove pass?? WHAT THE FUCK MAN!!

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6452/nhlstarsoilershockeyedmxi3.jpg)

That's 1 or 2 points in the crapper!! The way the Northwest is so fuckin tight. said Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish: "It's a retarded call."
(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/557/nhlstarsoilershockeyedm110hx5.jpg)

At least the Rodeo is in town, the Oil can get on the road and get it together.  Bond a bit.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 08, 2006, 09:41:18 AM
^ LOL, MacT got fined 10,000 too.

Oilers lose another one. That's 5 outta 6, this time to Janne Niinamma, Sergei Samsanov, and the Habs. 3-2 in a shoot out, nice one timer by Sykora. Damn, Horcoff, Pisani, and Torres had better games but they gotta get their mojo back. The PP is fucked up :/

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9651/oilerscanadienshockeyrylb2.jpg)

GATOR gets one off the head too!! Hmm, couple of autograph sessions coming up hehe

Check out this link:
http://video.google.com/nhl.html - watch NHL VIDEOS! And it's official!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on November 09, 2006, 09:03:04 AM
pens had another OTL today at the mellon arena. Ekman got a hat trick in quick time too, but it was not enough. malkin hasn't done much in the last few games which is disappointing but it was going to happen. Hasek got a shutout against edmonton so who ever picked him will be lucky.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on November 09, 2006, 08:20:03 PM
Nat-hats like crazy this year, huh?  Cheechoo and Smyth in the same game earlier this year, Brian Gionta that same night, and now Nils Ekman.  Crazy shit!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on November 10, 2006, 04:40:41 AM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder;231875
Nat-hats like crazy this year, huh?  Cheechoo and Smyth in the same game earlier this year, Brian Gionta that same night, and now Nils Ekman.  Crazy shit!

yeah it been a good year for threes, crosby got one a few games back as well

edit: Cole just got one for Carolina, they won 5-0 against washington
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 12, 2006, 06:39:08 AM
canucks blew a 2 goal league and let the flames win...:evil:

bet luongo is regretting coming to vancouver now. florida's defense is prolly better than this
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on November 21, 2006, 08:39:47 AM
pittsburgh won against philly 5-3 today, buffalos form recently has been great, they beat Tampa Bay 7-2 and tampa arent too bad either.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on November 22, 2006, 07:53:10 AM
Teemu Selänne is only one goal away from 500 after scoring two goals against San Jose. Anaheim won the game 5-0 :shocked:

New York Rangers forward Jaromir Jagr scores 600th NHL goal against Tampa Bay

 NEW YORK (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored his 600th NHL goal Sunday night, making the New York Rangers captain the 16th player to reach the milestone.

Jagr beat Tampa Bay goalie Johan Holmqvist with a wrist shot just 1:43 into the game after teammate Michael Nylander tipped Karel Rachunek's slap shot to him in front of the net. It was Jagr's ninth goal of the season and fourth in four games.

Jagr is the second Rangers forward to reach 600 goals this season. Brendan Shanahan did it in his debut for New York on Oct. 5 against Washington.

The home crowd at Madison Square Garden cheered wildly when the scoreboard flashed the milestone, but Jagr didn't appear to notice as he sat on the bench while waiting for his next shift.

Jagr, in his 16th NHL season and third with the Rangers, moved within one goal of tying Jari Kurri for 15th on the career list.

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=283434&page=NewsPage&service=page

Jagr scored two more today against Carolina :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on November 22, 2006, 04:14:55 PM
Damn, and I still remember all the hype surrounding Teemu when he first came to the NHL and played as a rookie for the Jets...ah, the memories.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on November 22, 2006, 05:58:37 PM
the 'peg should get a franchise again.  they always had a crappy team, and when they finally got a superstar (teemu) they get moved.  i feel sorry for them!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on November 23, 2006, 12:21:10 PM
Quote from: Carisear;241195
the 'peg should get a franchise again.  they always had a crappy team, and when they finally got a superstar (teemu) they get moved.  i feel sorry for them!


thats the drawback to a sport motivated by money. but what can you do?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: oragami33 on November 28, 2006, 07:49:34 PM
Quote from: Carisear;241195
the 'peg should get a franchise again.  they always had a crappy team, and when they finally got a superstar (teemu) they get moved.  i feel sorry for them!


Not as bad as Quebec
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 29, 2006, 02:33:32 AM
shit shit!! WELCOME people to the SPORTS FORUM!! Kinda the child we're secretly proud of in a forum filled with JPop XXXclusive shit, Porn, and delicious Ladies. Any questions, holler at da vets.

Me and Thimmy have been busy up the ASS. I just gotta say this:

OILERS ARE IN FIRST PLACE. PRONGER RETURNS TO TOWN!


(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/842/prongersfl3.jpg)
see the press conf from last nite:
http://www2.sportsnet.ca/video/videoPlayer.php?url=rtmp://38.99.151.50/sportsnet/SCA_PRONGER_06_11_27.flv

I'm probably in the minority that is thankful for what Prongs did for the franchise, taught the young guys how to play like veterans.

Ryan Smyth has been lights out the whole year. Went to the skills competition on Sunday and they really got the community jumping.
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Petr Sykora was a great pick up too...great goal the other nite vs Chicago, falling on his face.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 29, 2006, 03:21:26 AM
thats a cheap hit, big ass charley horse right there XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on November 29, 2006, 05:48:53 AM
watching the canucks game right now.  yay! up 1-0.  still, we can't score worth CRAP.  i'm liking the new crop of youngsters -- league wide.  all this speed makes the game so much better
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 29, 2006, 10:25:15 AM
its ur coach Carisear!! Vancouver is now a defensive team lol

Quote from: Mugen;245833
thats a cheap hit, big ass charley horse right there XD


The good thing is that Smyth came back next game. Thank Rika for knee braces lol

WELCOME BACK Prongs!! LMAO this sign cracked me up, my community represents!!
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/7678/r1626890017ol9.jpg)

brutal loss though, scrambling. Ducks tied it with 16 seconds left and Smyttie coughed it up. Hemsky got hurt in the 1st too :( So much for the 5 game winning streak.

Congrats to Niedermyer on his 1000th game. Wanted to say a belated congrats to Teemu on his 500th. congrats to Jagr for beating Kurri's Top Euro goal scoring record!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on November 30, 2006, 05:01:38 AM
i know the canucks coach is preaching a defensive system -- but we've had no puck luck!  we *always* seem to run into a hot goalie! ugh!

and i know about edmonton -- i thought they had it locked up, then they go and lose it.  anaheim is the team to beat this year though.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on December 02, 2006, 02:31:55 AM
Hey, didn't come to bag on about the loss of daigong's team, but that was a nail-biter!!! Oilers dominated the 1st 2 periods, then 3rd owned by ducks :) Still, oilers has the upperhand from the playoffs :evil:   nonetheless, :kickass: game that was!


After watching Ducks vs Canucks yesterday, I gotta say Giggy outplayed Luongo, but Luongo was on fire too. Vancouver looked like defense first now compared to last few years. Brian Burke was there and was like "pimping another team now" :pimp:

Few more wins to clinch the playoffs :JD: Hope Kings slide in the 8th spot for playoff rivalry
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 02, 2006, 02:34:06 AM
Alain Vigneult sucks ass. Our offense suck ass. Even our supposedly "defensive oriented" strategy suck ass
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on December 02, 2006, 02:35:56 AM
Maybe they should trade Luongo for bertuzzi XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on December 03, 2006, 02:49:11 AM
remember guys, http://www.voteforrory.com/ !

i've voted for him about 10 times already, and we everyones support!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 03, 2006, 06:59:51 AM
^ LOL. Vote for Brad Winchester!! I wanna win a trip to Dallas with Mark Messier for the All Star game!!

Oilers in atop the Northwest won't be long ... Now Ryan Smyth is out, broken thumb Fuck :evil:
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/530/oilers103014pmwb9.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on December 03, 2006, 05:28:22 PM
NW division is killer -- hardest div to be in by far.  EVERY team can compete -- i think it's going to be like this for the entire season
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on December 04, 2006, 11:27:01 AM
Quote from: Carisear;249755
NW division is killer -- hardest div to be in by far.  EVERY team can compete -- i think it's going to be like this for the entire season


with 2 points between 1 and 6 it is very tight! Unfortunately the pens havent been too good lately :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on December 04, 2006, 09:03:40 PM
me, as with most of my friends who watch hockey, think the pens will compete for a stanley cup in 3 years.  SO MUCH young *awesome* talent on that team.  they will have so much firepower .. they'll kick so much ass.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 05, 2006, 08:32:23 AM
As long as the young guys on the team stay healthy and stay together - that's gonna be the key to their Stanley Cup, if it should come.  Which I hope it does.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 05, 2006, 09:18:25 AM
Canucks got raped..with Smyth and Hemsky out -.-
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 05, 2006, 12:00:11 PM
That's cuz we got ROLI! ROLI! ROLI! Torres and Lupul got outta some slumps big time.
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7164/oilerscanuckshockeyvcrzty6.jpg)
How about Roli like whipping his mask off and making the save! Dude is a true leader.

The Northwest is tighter than a virginal pussy!! Thank Rika, Gaoborik is out and Minnie is on the downfall.
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7003/nwyr1.jpg)

And how about Shanahan lighting shit up!! :o
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: oragami33 on December 06, 2006, 04:04:06 AM
Quote from: Carisear;250676
me, as with most of my friends who watch hockey, think the pens will compete for a stanley cup in 3 years.  SO MUCH young *awesome* talent on that team.  they will have so much firepower .. they'll kick so much ass.


But their defense sucks and good mobile defenses are key in the new nhl
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: oragami33 on December 06, 2006, 04:08:04 AM
Quote from: Mugen;245833
thats a cheap hit, big ass charley horse right there XD


Same as cutting someone's legs out in basketball, desperate and cheap.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 06, 2006, 07:35:24 AM
Congrats to Daniel Briere for his first ever career hat trick!  Marc Denis made an insane save too, but to no avail.  And Sid Crosby makes a BEAUTIFUL diving goal in a losing cause against the Panthers.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on December 06, 2006, 02:52:20 PM
My Predators are still on top this year, and they beat the Red Wings last weekend. Hopefully, they can still stay in the lead for a while.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 07, 2006, 11:17:58 PM
^ ulike preds CKD? hehe cool. they like to bang a lot - such a bitch to play against! Tough loss to the Ducks, good thing that puck hit Prongs on the bench!!  GJ! watch out for the resurging Dallas Stars tho!

Stanley Cup Finals "Re-match" last nite!!! Fuckin got chippy but DAMN! Jussi stood on his head. stopped 28 shots! Oilers win 3-1 over Canes! :D
(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/7601/main6fr0.jpg)

How about Jarrett Stoll taking a puck off the knee, a puck off the ankle then getting right back up. Captain got 1st star...he was everywhere and freaking go t his 1st goal of the year!!! WOOT!! Oilers back in 1st place.

NEXT VICTIM!! DALLAS on Friday :halo:

I'll take this moment to say PROPS to Joe Nieuwendyk, what a worthy opponent over the years in Dallas and Calgary. Dude retired after 20 year career.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061207/ap_on_sp_ho_ne/hkn_panthers_nieuwendyk_retires
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on December 08, 2006, 02:32:37 AM
Vancouver is taking a page outta edmontons playbook -- working hard 60 mins every game, blocking shots even with 1 second left.  now if BOTH our teams could only score more!  this is my style of team though -- blue-collar all the way!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: orion on December 08, 2006, 02:36:11 AM
Quote from: Carisear;250676
me, as with most of my friends who watch hockey, think the pens will compete for a stanley cup in 3 years.  SO MUCH young *awesome* talent on that team.  they will have so much firepower .. they'll kick so much ass.


for sure but there may be problems on the horizon, like what arena we will play in (possible move going to happen) and whether we can afford all our good rookies!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on December 10, 2006, 12:17:57 AM
Quote from: daigong;252868
^ ulike preds CKD? hehe cool. they like to bang a lot - such a bitch to play against!

I have to. I'm in Tennesee and I have to represent!:)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 11, 2006, 10:52:34 AM
^ hehehe, u guys are lucky with Tootoo and Kariya, physical and skillful.

:doh: Oilers got whupped by the Blackhawks ... so flat after some key wins over Dallas and Carolina. Shut out those fuckin Stars too 2-0. STILL IN FIRST I'm shocked lol - that should be the story of the 1st quarter of the season. 1st Place but banged up.

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/484/oilersblackhawkshockeyclp5.jpg)

... how about them Bluejackets man - just keep on rolling after Hitchcock took over! 6-2 over Ottawa. Sens so fucked up.

Paul Coffey and Red Army legends at Red Square:

(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3902/russiaicehockeyredsquarpx9.jpg)(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8207/russiaicehockeyredsquarif0.jpg)
http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=284902&page=NewsPage&service=page
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on December 12, 2006, 04:36:16 AM
damn, those names .. krutov, larionov, fetisov .. brings back all the memories..

hell, even team world .. petri striko .. kurri .. damn.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 15, 2006, 02:45:48 PM
Oh, I didn't know that Kurri was there as well... I guess it would have been great to see those russians playing in CCCP shirts again.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 16, 2006, 08:32:13 AM
Quote from: cool_kickin_dude;254627
I have to. I'm in Tennesee and I have to represent!:)

ooh, tough loss to the Preds the other nite, good dig from the corner. And I thought Oilers coulda got a point.


Then that solid 3 goal outburst last nite, Horcoff with that wicked steal. Greene going Bobby orr wtf :lol:
(http://img289.imageshack.us/img289/1402/hockeyoilerswildedm107ru7.jpg)

Malone, Crosby ... all going nuts!! Fuck I didn't do shit for my Fantasy Team so whatever XD Penguins on FIRE!!

HEY!! Speaking of the Penguins, offer to buy em is withdrawn so there's a chance for others to get a bid and takeover!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on December 18, 2006, 04:15:52 AM
TWO points seperate 1st from last in NW division now .. holy crap it's tight!

on a side note, went to the vancouver/minny game last night!   i love seeing live nhl games :P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 22, 2006, 05:24:34 AM
Jaroslav Spacek got knocked the fuck out! SUCKER PUNCH!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 22, 2006, 05:54:27 AM
^ oshit...Spac No! I gotta see that tho XD

SYKORAA!!!!!! Late minute goal, Oilers squeak one out. Cuz Jussi let in some dumb goals...WOOOOOOOOoo
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 28, 2006, 10:09:44 AM
Canucks wwhooped Flames twice in two nights! Although it was a goal fest today. AWESOME GAME!! OILERS WATCH OUT!!

on a sorta unrelated note:
I'm going back to the ice in eight hours after my knees fucked up in a game before a couple of years ago. its been awhile playing ice hockey! might post up pics.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 29, 2006, 08:59:42 AM
LOL GJ man!!

Suddenly 1-4 in the entire NW is decided by a point. FUCK!! Ryan Smyth returned back to the lineup after breaking his thumb, with a special glove, lighter stick, but same old FUCK YOU ASS IN YOUR FACE SMYTTIE!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/daigong/smyttiesback.jpg)

:evil: How the fuck can Sean Avery score 2 goals on ya?? The defense is really hanging Roli out to dry here. Not enough bodies blocking shots, closing off the lanes. We need another VET!! At least Oilers can get Win # 1,000 on Hockey Day in Canada vs the Canucks :D

Who's watching the World juinior? How about Germany tearing it up?!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 31, 2006, 02:39:48 PM
:evil: Oilers get totally whuppped by Canucks on national TV ARRGH! Oilers slippin in the NW...and goaltending is far from the problem. Gretzky's 50 goals in 39 games anniversary. WHO CARES?! Can someone block a shooting lane. Canucks tried to head hunt Hemsky and Staios gives Naslund a clean hip check and they go nuts!! Better beat those Flamers!!

Anyone watching World Junior action right now? Supposedly you can watch it live on http://tsn.ca

Slovaks are a joke, 3-0 so far. Russia whooping Finland 4-0 atm haha
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on December 31, 2006, 07:15:32 PM
man, the junior game was on at 3:30am (PST) ... too late for me to stay up and watch!

and hahthis year the NW division race is awesome -- EVERY game means something.  can't let up for even a second!

my canucks are finally scoring -- 2 straight games 6 goals!  it's been a long time coming.  nazzy is still in a goal slump, but at least he's making plays and setting up goals.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 02, 2007, 02:02:04 PM
CONGRATS to Joe Sakic for moving ex-Oiler Paul Coffey onto 10th place on the all time assist list.

:doh: I think Avs moved up on the Oilers into 3rd place.

I'm still at a loss of words for that shit performance...everyones out of place on defense. no ones forchecking. :evil:

At least Florida is in town *sigh* something has to give.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 03, 2007, 09:59:01 AM
FINALLY Oilers 4-1 over Panthers, snapping their losing streak. THROW PUCKS AT THE NET!! GOOD THINGS HAPPEN!! DAMMIT!

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3387/front9fh1.jpg)
Oilers get their 1000th win!! 3rd Fastest in NHL history too. Can't wait to see Petr Nedved back in Oil silks too :w00t:
(http://xs411.xs.to/xs411/07013/Clipboard02.jpg)

And whoa, did Pronger break his ankle..!! DAMN, this thing called Karma!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on January 03, 2007, 11:42:36 PM
I thought Nedved was picked up by the Sens?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on January 04, 2007, 09:06:26 AM
Haha, Mike Comrie is once again playing in Canada, as the SENS pick him up from Phoenix.  The Sens?  Getthefuckouttahere!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on January 05, 2007, 07:16:29 AM
HOLY FUCK, did you see the end of the 3rd period of that Oilers/Stars game????  How the FUCK can something like that happen?  And then for the Oil to lose in a shootout, man, that's a heartbreaker. >_<
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 06, 2007, 03:36:36 AM
OILERS CANUCKS TONIGH!!!! WE GONNA WIN!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 06, 2007, 10:35:05 AM
BITCH!! *daigong slaps Mugen around a bit with a bag of pucks

WTF man...Oilers can't get no breaks!! FUCK! At least The Czech Mate line is clicking. NOW GET PUCKS TO THE NET!! Fuckin Bergeron, is knocking off goalies heads intead of shooting into the net.

And this coming off the craziest game I have EVER seen. Straight up KT, 3 goal lead blown!! And it wasn't by the fact the Oilers put the foot off the pedal, DALLAS was fuckin dominating. The whole Patrik Stefan fuckin up an empty-net to Hemsky getting the tying goal (untouched!) is my Play of The Year 2007 no doubt.
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1610/front10ql5.jpg)

oh...HUZZAH!!! Team Canada beats the Russians at the World Junior Hockey Championships!!

Check out Masa's lookalike with a Pornstache
(http://xs411.xs.to/xs411/07013/pornstache.jpg)

I also saw on The Score where Ovechkin was at the Wizards game and he was chewing the finger of his female companion!! PIMP!! :bow:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on January 06, 2007, 04:13:12 PM
I watched the Dallas - Edmonton game from youtube and too bad that Edmonton lost, since it'd have been so legendary :)

bme Niklas Hagman made a nice goal before this Stefan - Hemsky thing at the end.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: wildstarr on January 06, 2007, 07:42:03 PM
That Dallas Stars/Edmonton game was pretty damn phenomenal.  But I knew Dallas would take it in the shootout.  They are money when it comes to the shootout.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: crazychickencow on January 06, 2007, 10:47:21 PM
Daigong told me to post what I said in the chat XD... My Uncle roomed with Gretzky.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on January 06, 2007, 10:58:20 PM
Quote from: crazychickencow;276732
Daigong told me to post what I said in the chat XD... My Uncle roomed with Gretzky.

*worships CCC's uncle*

:bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 06, 2007, 11:05:25 PM
Quote from: crazychickencow;276732
Daigong told me to post what I said in the chat XD... My Uncle roomed with Gretzky.


:bow: :bow: :bow:

CCC is cooler than ever!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 07, 2007, 01:27:53 AM
HAHAHAHA, I saw stefan's empty net goal thing. That's worst than Phaneuf and steve smith's XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on January 08, 2007, 12:39:15 AM
For the rest of his career, stefan is going to be known as the guy who had the puck less than 1 foot from the goal line, with an empty net, and couldn't score.  ROFL.

and you guys in vancouver see the guy who ALMOST won 1 million by shooting 14/25 pucks from the opposing blue line? DAMN!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 10, 2007, 01:34:05 AM
The Czechs keep producing!! Jan Hejda gets his 1st...Oilers finally get a win, a win in OT no less. 2-1 win over LA!
(http://xs411.xs.to/xs411/07023/oilers_kings_hockey_cama113.jpg)

Canucks on such a roll now too...Flames winning without Iginla, here's hoping the Oilers can get some rent-a-defenceman. I miss Georges Laraque so much, a big body to prevent headhunters.

Tomas Vokoun is back CKD!! Beat dem Ducks!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on January 10, 2007, 01:40:15 AM
thanks daigong, looks like my Preds are still the team to beat(well, still making Detroi sit pretty in 2nd:D) I wish I had cable to see the games. Least I can watch them on NBC now starting this weekend.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 10, 2007, 02:19:44 AM
cant touch us! GO CANOOKS!! Luongo on paced to start 75 games. HOLY SHT!! If he goes down, we're fucked.

and yea, VOTE FOR RORY!!! XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 13, 2007, 03:52:46 PM
Fuck Rory!! XD

Oh man, just when the Oil started clicking vs the Kings + Sharks...
(http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/3614/oilerssharkshockeycata1tr3.jpg)
(http://xs411.xs.to/xs411/07026/front6.jpg)

But dominate the Wild...but lose it 4-2 wtf. Cannot give up points in the fuckin NW Divison :evil: Battle of Alberta tonite!!!

SIGN SMYTH ALREADY!! GIVE HIM a SIX YEAR CONTRACT!

OOH...NHL on NBC this weekend eh?? I love the commentator on the bench, I'm STILL waiting for Pierre McGuire to get spitted on or hit by a puck.

Guess who got called up to the Kings? Yutaka Fukufuji:
(http://www.readingeagle.com/blog/gloves/fukufuji.jpg)
http://www.monarchshockey.com/bio.php?bid=52
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Iamabowl on January 13, 2007, 10:40:47 PM
The LA Kings put the first Japanese NHL player (Fukufuji, a goalie) on the ice today for the third period against the Blues. He didn't do too bad.. made a couple of awesome saves, but let a powerplay goal in. Wasn't his fault though... the defense left a passing lane wide open and he just couldn't get to the other side in time.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-kings-fukufuji&prov=ap&type=lgns
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 16, 2007, 09:55:25 PM
NICE! Richard Park, Peter Ing - it's an Asian Tradition in the NHL :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 17, 2007, 09:59:15 PM
He becomes the first Asian to start in a game. BUT GOT PULLED XD peep the action:
(http://xs311.xs.to/xs311/07033/_kings_thrashe_8_12_18_pm.jpg.xs.jpg) (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs311&d=07033&f=_kings_thrashe_8_12_18_pm.jpg)(http://xs311.xs.to/xs311/07033/_kings_thrashe_8_21_28_pm.jpg.xs.jpg) (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs311&d=07033&f=_kings_thrashe_8_21_28_pm.jpg)

OILERS FINALLY WIN !! 2-1 with Roloson standing on his head.
(http://xs311.xs.to/xs311/07033/wild_oilers_12_35_06_am.jpg)

But seriously...with Jason Smith, Steve Staios, Ethan Moreau (before he got hurt), a couple 6'5" of rookies can't replace the THUGGERY that was Georges Laraque. Fuckin Boogaard  went heead hunting all over. Punk bitches like Sean Avery, Matt Cooke out to just hurt superstars. Now Hemsky is out with a concussion, thanks asshole.

Preds looking for #1 vs the Wings tonite!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 18, 2007, 12:40:01 AM
hates us, loves us XD

rocked the canadiens 4 zip!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on January 18, 2007, 08:43:15 AM
there aren't any heavyweights like there used to be.  man, those were the days when every team had a goon!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on January 18, 2007, 03:43:43 PM
wait, daigong. last time I checked, the Preds were first in the standings for a while now.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on January 19, 2007, 09:11:17 AM
Preds are in first now. 3rd match of Ducks vs Oilers. How embarrasing it was :evil: Man that Smyth dude, who does he think he is?? XD

Selanne with 30th goal (can't touch him :P )

Can't wait till AFTER the All-Star game, we should get Pronger and of course Jiggy back. Man Ducks are in the slump of the year. 2-6-2 the last 10 games :o

and yea has to be Back to back against the Flames tomorrow, even without Iginla, it's gonna be at the saddledome.....please Bryz, make the playoff magic happen!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on January 22, 2007, 05:54:57 AM
All Star Game in Dallas!  Will you be here Daigong?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 23, 2007, 09:35:01 PM
owners voted no for new schedule...greedy bastards want to save airplane money.

im getting sick of the Edmonton vs Calgary rivalries. They have played like 20 games against each other already or something like that XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Carisear on January 24, 2007, 03:32:41 AM
19-11 was the vote -- so a vast majority wanted to change, but the stupid nhl has a 2/3 rule, so 20-10 would've been needed to pass.  fucking east coast people.  always screwing everyone else over.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on January 25, 2007, 02:57:39 AM
WTF this is only Smyth's FIRST All-Star game????? :shocked:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 25, 2007, 03:50:17 AM
OMFG! CRAZY BRODEUR SAVE!! ROBBED CHEECHOO!!!!

NO CANUCKS?????!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 25, 2007, 11:26:40 AM
I know!! Fans are unjust voting the same old farts in, glad there were so many new stars in there. And not the usual "Obligatory pick" Smyttie was so geeked to be there too. That Selanne-McDonald line he was on was dope!

(http://xs311.xs.to/xs311/07044/l2329032.jpg)

Quote from: THUNDERDUCK;289626
All Star Game in Dallas!  Will you be here Daigong?

I WISH!! What an event!! Red carpet arrival, huge concert in the front. What was up with the game being on the VS Channel? WTF is that lol

Pretty fun game, no penalties ...yaw Brodeur was on top of thangs but he got burned by Rolston and his mic broke XD Phaneuf's empty netter had me go DAAAAAAAAAAMN! at the end, just curled on in.

And the new lightweight uniforms felt pretty good, I saw it at the store. Like cotton baby :jerk:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 27, 2007, 08:15:54 AM
What happened to the D-man?? C'mon Kevin Lowe, hopefully Staios and whatever that Swede we got will help. .... how the fuck does point blank shots just go by. Roli can only do so much.

Fernando Pisani's goal was shortlived. Fuck outshot 31-13 at one point. :evil:
(http://xs411.xs.to/xs411/07046/manthatwasshortlived.jpg)
(http://xs311.xs.to/xs311/07040/oilerspopeye.jpg)

Congrats to Rozi for getting 2nd Star...I sure miss his grit.
(http://xs411.xs.to/xs411/07046/dammitrozi76.jpg)(http://xs311.xs.to/xs311/07040/smyttievgrier.jpg)

Ah, well Peter Sykora autograph session Sunday, even tho I don't have his card, or any update gear lol. Hmm, a paper napkin maybe and it's all the way in Akinastarland.....MUST GO :ONbarf:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 28, 2007, 05:24:15 PM
(http://xs411.xs.to/xs411/07040/kings_oilers_hockey_edm107.jpg)

Smyth-Horcoff-Hemsky WAS ON FIYYYAAAHHH!!! Nedved got the press box seat. Jussi flashing the leather all nite!! AWESOME! Oilers beat LA 4-3. Now to get on that elusive streak.

And RIP Gump Worsley.
(http://xs311.xs.to/xs311/07040/one_worsley04.jpg)

Lorne Gump Worsley, seen in this 1963 file photo, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at the age of 67. The Hall of Fame goaltender's NHL career with the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota North Stars, spanned 21 seasons.

STORY
: http://www.canada.com/topics/sports/story.html?id=9c469460-83c6-42b3-b667-253c40bea8fd&k=57562
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on January 28, 2007, 06:48:36 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Worsley :ONprayers:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 07, 2007, 04:26:15 AM
ZACK STORTINI SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on February 07, 2007, 04:32:30 AM
oh shuush, its only 2:2. We are going easy on you XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 12, 2007, 09:17:46 AM
DAmmit.. WTF. LAst year Oilers totally pwnd the NuckS!! WTF!! :evil:

6 points outta 1st! and a play off spot. SHIT The West is a bitch! We end up beating the fuck outta each other and some shitty Cinderella Sunbelt team comes and steals the Cup from us and then goes into banktuprcy. Which team will it be THIS YEAR!! FUCK!!

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3394/main5sj6.jpg)

uggh, solid wins over road weary clubs. 2-1 over Hawks, 5-1 over Hotlanta. But lost more guys to injury....no Laraque, and guys like Pisani and Stoll get knocked the fuck out. Wish they would change the sked, Atlanta and Edmonton always gets chippy! Hartley sending in da goons !!

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9536/thrashersoilershockeyedim2.jpg)

Geez. Longest road trip of the year. Can't wait for Feb 27 tho!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on February 17, 2007, 05:05:05 AM
Peter Forsberg as a Predator...sounds cool.

http://winnipegsun.com/Sports/Hockey/2007/02/16/3637319-sun.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070216.FORSBERG16/TPStory/Sports/columnists

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2767319
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 18, 2007, 01:04:52 AM
^ That sounds nuts. Preds gave a up A LOT, and their not likely to gamble like that. Forsberg sure ain't the same as he used to be but he could set up fuckers like whoa. Hope he stays healthy.

psssssh Leafs celebrating their 67 team. Bring out the b/w footage and senior citizens. Names that don't even ring a bell. Where's the Drydens? Orrs? Who cares about the original 6.

COME ON OIL!!! DESTROY DEM LEAFS!!!

ETA:

FUCK! that was post 666 in this thread :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 18, 2007, 05:01:20 AM
Aw man...so close. Oilers drop another one 4-3. Sundin, damn - baldie just overpowered Steve Staios. When ur best player is a rookie (Pouliott) -- Oilers best be sweating.
(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/5571/oilersmapleleafshockeychx9.jpg)

Sure missing Stoll and Pisani in the lineup, Leafs out-face off'd the Oilers 79-21% at one point.

Anyone see the hit on Shannahan....brutal. looked so innocent, but he landed on his head. :o
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9690/rangershurricaneshockeyeg9.jpg)

Just the other nite, he spit out his chiclets. That's a HOCKEY PLAYER.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: UserNamePls on February 19, 2007, 06:15:53 AM
Canucks right now! 5-4 go Canucks go!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 23, 2007, 11:08:32 AM
WHOA! Bumpage where the fuck did I leave off. Oh yeah. Oilers dumped Marc Andre Bergeron for some Russian chump.

Tough losses...fuck Oilers finally win one! ONE! game 4-0 over the Jackets.

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4629/oilersbluejacketshockeynz1.jpg)

I STILL BELIEVE THO!! A major deal is gonna go down next week....just beat Minnesota a few times, Calgary is floundering. ground can be picked up!@!! And sign Smyttie alrady :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on February 24, 2007, 03:13:02 AM
FUCKIN CHRIS NEIL FUCKED UP DRURY!!!

EMERY IS GANGSTA!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 26, 2007, 01:59:00 AM
^ That was so funny...Emery's look like "should I? YEAAAAH!!!"

WOOOOOOOO what an adrenaline win over the Red Wings Friday. character builder..fuckin Cromwell and his full cage goon hit
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1951/oilersredwingshockeymijpd5.jpg)

but :doh: falling waaaay back now against the Wild and NW. A little home cookin should do em good.

WHOA...trade deadline is gonna be crazy. or a dud. WTF Atlanta loading up with Zhitnik and now Tkachuk. Good luck fools!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on February 28, 2007, 01:00:27 AM
OH SNAP!! OILERS LOST RYAN SMYTH!! CAPTAIN CANADA IS GOOOOONE!!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on February 28, 2007, 02:16:10 AM
Quote from: Mugen;318813
OH SNAP!! OILERS LOST RYAN SMYTH!! CAPTAIN CANADA IS GOOOOONE!!!!

"Today we turned a page for sure – but this is not as much about the Oilers today, but what we continue to do as part of an overall plan," said general manager Kevin Lowe. "I want to be very clear that making this trade today is a hockey decision. It was not financial." (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=197922&hubname=nhl)

Biggest load of shit I've heard today...:evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on February 28, 2007, 02:29:25 AM
I felt bad for the oilers dude. thats like the dumbest trade next to Bertuzzi to MoTown and getting shitty players in return. At least there will be a good rivalry going on between the NUcks and Red Wings
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 28, 2007, 10:37:08 AM
SMYTTTIEEEEE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1769/fullgetty71798533ts012svw5.jpg)

I'm still totally numb ah. I txt'd my boy KT as soon as I heard on the radio. I wanted it to be a joke.

I still got a little hope he resigns in July 1. WHY WHY WHY. :evil:

And they played like shit with a bunch of fuckin AHL guys. I don't care if they use the money to pay some big UFA in the summer. Ryan Smyth gave his blood sweat and tears for this city and franchise.

I know Kevin Lowe was thinking hockey ...but it still was a SHOCK and blow to the nuts. All the superstars we traded, we never got full value. They never equalled a Stanley Cup....well maybe the Gretzky deal got the pieces for the 1990 Cup. But fuck -- who Oilers get for Doug Weight? Bill Guerin?? FUCK YOU CBA!! No wonder everyone booed Bettman when Lowe decided not to show up for the Messier TRibute.

Thank you Ryan Smyth for all the good times, no one wears a mullet like you
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1349/jerseysmyth1920zm7.jpg)

ARRRRGHH!!!!!!! I feel like taking this out on someone..../me looks for Flames fans

See ya bandwagonners!!! I STILL BELIEVE and will be going to the autograph session this Sunday.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on February 28, 2007, 02:13:12 PM
Niklas Bäckström was the number one star -player last week! Yay for that!

Too bad I don't know the current NHL top players anymore... Neverheard about this Smythe... :(
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 01, 2007, 08:22:33 AM
^ and he fucked the Oilers chances to getting the playoffs. Man, I thought when the Wild lost Fernandex Oil could get a chance.


I'M NOT GIVING UP!!! Listening to Kevin Lowe...man they were only apart by a few 100 thousand?? Sure...u can grab a few RFA via trade, or a big UFA --but  the grit and intensity. The dedication. Man...loyalty means nothing these days.................

Today's press conference really choked me up.
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/985/islanderssmythtradehockli9.jpg)
VIDEO: http://www2.sportsnet.ca/video/latest/20070228_Tearful_sendoff_for_Smyth
AUDIO: http://www.630ched.com/news/news_local.cfm?cat=7428109912&rem=59637&red=80110923aPBIny&wids=410&gi=1&gm=news_local.cfm

An emotional Ryan Smyth says farewell to Edmonton a day after being traded

ROBIN BROWNLEE
Wednesday, February 28, 2007


EDMONTON (CP) - Ryan Smyth is off to Long Island but he says his heart will always be in Edmonton.

The star winger had tears rolling down his cheeks Wednesday as he spoke publicly for the first time since the Oilers dealt him to the to New York Islanders after 11th-hour contract negotiations between GM Kevin Lowe and agent Don Meehan fell through.

"This is not what my family and I had in store," said Smyth, who met with the media at the Edmonton International Airport. "This city is like home to me and my family. We've been here for 12 years. I never thought I'd come to this day."

After 770 games with Edmonton, Smyth's ticket out of town was punched when the sides couldn't bridge what sources say was a US$300,000 a season financial gap on a five-year deal. It's believed the Oilers offered $5.4 million a season while Meehan was asking for $5.7 million.

With that, Lowe pulled the trigger, sending the 31-year-old from Banff, Alta., to the Islanders for prospects Robert Nilsson and Ryan O'Marra and New York's first-round pick in the 2007 draft. With Smyth due to become a free agent July 1, Lowe didn't want to risk losing him for nothing in the off-season.

"I've got to turn the page and get a new chapter in life," said Smyth, who was traded on the same day another star Oiler - Mark Messier - had his jersey retired at Rexall Place.

"The Islanders have given me that opportunity and I thank them for this," said Smyth. "I'm going to go there and (do) my best to make the playoffs and win that Cup so I can bring it down here to Edmonton. That's where my heart is."

Smyth missed the much-anticipated ceremony for Messier, who was one of his heroes growing up as an Oilers fan.

"I shed a few tears at home," Smyth said. "It was very tough for me. Obviously, all those guys I respect on and off the ice. Seeing those old retro jerseys, that hit home a lot. That brought me back to when I was a kid again."

Selected sixth in the 1994 draft, Smyth's story had been that of an Alberta boy made good with the five-time Stanley Cup champions. It was a tale scripted on and off the ice.

The longest-serving Oiler and the team's leading scorer when traded with 31 goals and 53 points in 53 games, Smyth was as well-known for his charitable pursuits in the community, notably with the Stollery Children's Hospital, as for his dogged determination in front of an opposing goaltender or battling in the corners.

"You go there and you appreciate life when you go there and see kids who don't have an opportunity to do what we do," Smyth said of the association he and wife Stacey have with the hospital.

The first player on the ice and the last one off it, Smyth had a routine before every game - home or away - during his 12 seasons with the Oilers.

He'd gather three pucks when the pre-game skate was done and toss them to young fans before heading back to the dressing room. Smyth was as big-hearted with children as he was fearless in front of the net, tipping shots and taking a beating from defencemen.

"My wife and I, we tried to broaden out to the community," he said. "You're embedded in the community because of the profession we're in. We wanted to reach out to different charities.

"Kids really touch my heart. The Stollery was one of them pretty much from the get-go."

Smyth is expected to make his debut with the Islanders on Thursday against the visiting St. Louis Blues.

Dubbed Captain Canada for his many appearances in international competition - he participated in seven consecutive world championships and is this country's all-time leader in games played - Smyth overcame a badly broken right ankle during the 2001-02 season to win a gold medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake.

During last spring's Stanley Cup playoffs, Smyth took a puck in the mouth from teammate Chris Pronger. He spit out three teeth, went to the dressing room and returned after a few shifts with his jaw frozen to deaden the pain. Then, there's the pain of what unfolded Tuesday.

"It's really tough to swallow," said Smyth, who bid farewell to teammates at the rink Wednesday morning. "I've gone through a lot of emotions. You look back . . . if Wayne Gretzky can get traded, anybody can get traded, but, obviously, I didn't think it would ever come to that.

"I hope the best for the Oilers, but I've got to move on and try to win a Cup."
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on March 01, 2007, 11:31:26 PM
Man sorry to hear the Smyth got traded Daigong. :doh: I don't know if he's your fav player or not, but let me tell you that I know how you feel when Selanne got traded to sharks 5 years ago, and I never gave up hope and that he would come back. Didn't know it would take 5 years though, since he said he want to be back to anaheim the next year wtf.
And yea Oilers got piece of shit for Weight, Guerin, and Smyth. :evil: I still remember when that line used to be so crazy, weight feeding to Guerin :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 04, 2007, 06:56:29 AM
Yaw man. I live and die with my boys taiyou, and Smyttie really represented a lotta aspects of the old Oilers. GRIT. Just tears me up seeing him get points on Long Island. WELL Selanne did return, and loved being a Duck! so there's hope YET! I'm a go vote in this CBC HNICpoll in the meantime lol:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hnic/after-hours.html

and now the Oil dropped a huge one at home to the Flames again. At least Pisani scored a few, Lupul gets a bad wrap-- but he set up that last 2 on 1 to make it 2-2.

AUTOGRAPH SESSION TMR at the Mall!! I'm still going!!! Gotta show em my support!
http://www.edmontonoilers.com/news/index.php?id=1028
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on March 04, 2007, 07:20:28 AM
Quote from: daigong;321722
I'm a go vote in this CBC HNICpoll in the meantime lol:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hnic/after-hours.html
Just stuck in my vote. :thumbsup
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 06, 2007, 08:50:29 AM
Went to the autograph session at WEM on Sunday. They said this was the biggest turnout ever, there was even punk Flame fans walking around.

Sorry. No "Shout Outs" this time cuz there was like fuckin mall security all over the place. Pushing us along. I managed to get no-namers like Toby Peterson and Petr Nedved lol. I forgot to wear a belt today and my pants were falling down all day as I was stalking em:

(http://www.supload.us/thumbs/default/DSC02000.JPG) (http://www.supload.us/free/DSC02000.JPG/view/)(http://www.supload.us/thumbs/default/DSC02003.JPG) (http://www.supload.us/free/DSC02003.JPG/view/)(http://www.supload.us/thumbs/default/DSC02011.JPG) (http://www.supload.us/free/DSC02011.JPG/view/)

The last pic is of Sykora, as no mall security ushered him out, he was like cornered and stripped of his clothes.

Random stalking video of Hemsky, he couldn't sign cuz he got FUCKED UP by Stuart.
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Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on March 06, 2007, 08:57:44 AM
Petr Nedved XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on March 07, 2007, 12:12:22 AM
He should have just done some scribble with his other hand, it could be valuable someday to some weird-ass collector. :D


Nedved a nobody? :scratch

Oh wait...


Yeah, nevermind. :lol:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 08, 2007, 10:22:45 AM
Pronger out two weeks for kicking the floor. broke his toe while working out! XD KARMA BABY!

HUZZZaH! OILERS LOSE 5 in a row :lol: lose Staios and Hejda, fuckin 4 D-man for the rest of the game :evil:

LMAO...when someone threw a bra on the ice during the Canucks game and MacT was asked for a comment he laid out THE ULTIMATE BURN!
"no, they're looking for a couple of cups. They'll get em anyway they can."
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on March 09, 2007, 05:28:57 AM
Quote from: daigong;324685
Pronger out two weeks for kicking the floor. broke his toe while working out! XD KARMA BABY!
I read that in the paper today, almost LOL'ed out loud in class. (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/J-F-C/giggle.gif)

Quote from: daigong;324685
LMAO...when someone threw a bra on the ice during the Canucks game and MacT was asked for a comment he laid out THE ULTIMATE BURN!
"no, they're looking for a couple of cups. They'll get em anyway they can."
:ONwahaha: :ONwahaha: :ONwahaha:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Meatbun on March 11, 2007, 11:31:19 PM
Okay question to other Edmonton Oiler fans... seeing the Oilers Roster and Injured players... what do you think our draft position will be... Personally, I think we'll be in between 5-9 (At the rate we're losing maybe higher?). Currently the 8th worst team in the league (taken before the SJ game) I mean for God's sake... we're doing worse than St. Louis (Point wise)...

Would you rather see Edmonton get a higher draft choice, or win their remaining games and still not make the playoffs but still have their pride or whatever they wanna keep...
Edmonton... IF they win all their games will only have 94 points... Minnesota has 83 meaning they only need 6 wins out of their last 13 games.

the chance of Edmonton winning all 14 is less that 0.005%... factor in the the chance that minnesota will lose 9 or more... seems like Edmonton will need a miracle this year...

Personally I'd rather see them look at the future... of course I dont like watching them lose... but w/ 3 1st round-picks and so many prospects we can make 2 full 24 player teams with... we'd better trade for SOMETHING good...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Bullets R Scene on March 14, 2007, 02:18:03 PM
Edm is pretty much done both in the standings and player wise. The players that were amazing last season like Torres, Hemsky, etc havent produced as well this season...oh and i think smyth left >____>

Anyway, Roloson is getting old and um...LET'S GO THRASHERS!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Meatbun on March 14, 2007, 02:43:26 PM
Not like I don't agree with you... but Hemsky has only played 50 some games :). Injured or sick for the rest... about Torres or Roloson... well yea... Roloson you can partly blame on the defense. Torres... beats me there...

Horcoff started getting back into form at the before Smyth left... but his start was horrid. Pisani is overpaid just because of his playoff performance. We need a defensemen... :evil:
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on March 14, 2007, 03:36:38 PM
Red Wings beat my Preds last night 5-2. Makes me mad, since the Preds still lead the NHL in points by 1. They will win their division and the points race, even if I have to go out on the ice myselfXD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Meatbun on March 15, 2007, 01:04:22 AM
Quote from: cool_kickin_dude;329124
Red Wings beat my Preds last night 5-2. Makes me mad, since the Preds still lead the NHL in points by 1. They will win their division and the points race, even if I have to go out on the ice myselfXD


You forgot to add Nashville played 1 more game than Detroit...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Bullets R Scene on March 15, 2007, 08:34:17 PM
you also forgot to add that DET chokes in the playoffs :P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on March 15, 2007, 08:55:55 PM
^ you're right. i hope they do choke in the playoffs. they're like the Yankees of hockey
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Meatbun on March 16, 2007, 05:18:43 AM
lol I'm not DET fan but... correct me if I'm wrong... Doesn't Nashville choke just as much? :P losing in the 1st round twice in a row? Once to Detroit 4-2, and last year to the Sharks 4-1. If I'm not wrong... Nashville chokes just as much :).

Anyway in experience, Detroit has much more experience than Nashville in playoff situations. :)... and now Detroit is also ahead of Nashville in points :) 99-98 and still need to play 1 more game.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 16, 2007, 06:31:12 AM
NINE LOSSES IN A ROW!!! wooo HOOOOOOOOOO!!

Congrats to the Pens for staying in Pittsburgh!! HEAR THAT BETTMAN!! Get a fuckin franchise in Peg SHEETY NOW!! Vegas? KC? Fuckin idiots.

YO Meatbun! You from E-Town?? REPRESENT! :halo:

The way shit is going down...I think with the luck of the dice, the Oilers might get as high as 10th. Who knows....they surely ain't tanking it man. Watch tonite, they fuckin gave it their all but can't hit the net. When Jason Smith is ur fuckin point man - you know u got problems. :evil:

11 Rookies. That hurts like having acorns squeezed up ur asshole. Hope the Springfield Oilers (or wherever the AHL team will be now) has enuff people left hahaha.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Meatbun on March 17, 2007, 03:30:15 PM
haha :)... we're sitting w/ 7th overall pick right now... as well as probably 15th and 25th or 26th... :)... At this point I think we have a chance to get 1st overall XD
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: SuperSucka on March 18, 2007, 08:47:51 PM
Hey guys....new here. Just have to say GO CANUCKS GO!!!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 19, 2007, 12:36:25 AM
Welcome JPH!P SuperSucka!! MORE HOCKEY FANS THE BETTER!!

Good luck in the playoffs guys!! I got no favorites atm, but I'll definitely watch. Gotta get drunk somehow XD

EASTERN looks pretty tight, NY teams, Toronto Montreal all battling for the last few playoff spots.

T_______________T Oilers drop 10 Straight. At least they got a point out of Horcoff's PP goal.
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/2996/bluesmain7gh1.jpg)
Nothing like being owned by ex-Oilers. Wywotica (came in from the Comrie trade then sent in the Pronger deal) Dvorak with 2 assists. Brewer with the OT winner.


Why the Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy, hot actresses from "Heroes" like to taste:
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/130/haydenpanettierestanleyai3.jpg)
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Bullets R Scene on March 20, 2007, 01:38:28 AM
hey anyone see that sucker punch by Jordin TooToo? i know he's a physical player...but that was such a random cheapshot, i guess he was having a bad day?
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on March 20, 2007, 01:55:52 AM
I saw it on the evening news.  Congrats to Mike Modano!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: SuperSucka on March 20, 2007, 06:50:43 AM
That was nice one punch KO by Tootoo...but very cheap. He deserved the 5 game suspension.

On a brighter note, the Canucks win again!:D  Gotta maintain that lead over Minny.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on March 20, 2007, 07:22:08 AM
oh snap, a fellow canuckian.

i dont wanna face the stars in the playoff though. they whoop us pretty badly
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 20, 2007, 07:25:42 AM
D'oh!! Luongo was so hardcore, eh!!!! Sebastien Bisaillon didn't play too bad! AT LEAST SOMEONE GOT THE PUCK TO THE NET!! I smell a fuckin win!!

haha More like "Tutu" --whatta fool:
[yt]upeLPWApt6w[/yt]

Nice -- Jagr totally pulled a Messier and hit, and got the go-ahead goal against Crosby and Sons...got exposed for being soft defensively on one of the goals
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on March 20, 2007, 07:32:54 AM
that was a funny hit cuz robidas was twitching on the ground XD

LOL Oilers! U guys should fire ur gm!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Bullets R Scene on March 21, 2007, 04:29:59 AM
im getting a TooToo jersey...
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on March 21, 2007, 04:35:46 AM
I don't have the money to go to a Stars game.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on March 21, 2007, 05:12:18 AM
Quote from: THUNDERDUCK;334596
I don't have the money to go to a Stars game.

Yeah, the NHL sucks for that.

Come here, the London Knights are the best Junior A hockey team in the world and even playoff tickets are less than $20.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kira-sama on March 21, 2007, 07:59:13 PM
heading bak to toronto on friday, game sat vs sabres YES!!!

GO LEAFS GO!!!
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Bullets R Scene on March 21, 2007, 08:41:32 PM
^ thats gonna be a nice phyiscal lil' game, too bad TOR is gonna get blown out :P
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kira-sama on March 21, 2007, 11:18:50 PM
Quote from: Bullets R Scene;335057
^ thats gonna be a nice phyiscal lil' game, too bad TOR is gonna get blown out :P


I heard Jannsen got rocked by Belak yesterday. :D
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: SuperSucka on March 22, 2007, 06:47:42 AM
Anybody see Fedoruk get knocked out? Pretty scary...i dunno how you can still fight after getting knocked out by Bogard.

Well the Canucks won again :). On our way to the top...hehe.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 24, 2007, 06:56:55 PM
Eh, cheap...I dun like how this "Stop Fighting" talk is coming up. It's all about the CODE! You can't be afraid preventing shit....Like hey! I might get shitted on by a pigeon if I step out the window. Fuck this increasing the penalty minutes, game misconducts! No violence = NO FUN!

OILERS FINALLY WIN!! THE 12 GAME PAIN IS OVER!@

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/daigong/avalanche_oilers_hockey_edm110.jpg)

ROLI! ROLI! ROLI!

Sakic is so deadly man @_@ but what a belly save Roli did in the SO. That's like the first time I ever seen him dominate, intimidate a team. Stopped all SHOTS in the SO. 43 saves in all!! :bounceblob:

Now Lowe, resign Smyttie at discount price (now that he looks all LOST in Long Island) - and get us some gritty SOBs.
Title: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Bullets R Scene on March 24, 2007, 09:40:02 PM
damn it, ATL lost AGAIN... and so PITT will pass NJD in their division finally!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 03, 2007, 06:38:22 AM
Oh baby. Hope the Oilers can get a Top 3 Pick. Here's one guy that has more HEART in his glasses than any team in the NHL:

here I am posing with THE LEGEND! THE MAN! JOEY MOSS!!
(http://img173.imagevenue.com/loc491/th_96012_DSC02034_122_491lo.jpg) (http://img173.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=96012_DSC02034_122_491lo.jpg)

he signed this...cost me 5 bucks but it was for charity. He wrote it so slow that I didn't bother to get a JPH!P Shout out lol
(http://img170.imagevenue.com/loc596/th_96013_DSC02036_122_596lo.jpg) (http://img170.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=96013_DSC02036_122_596lo.jpg)

in case y'all didn't know, he was the brother of Wayne Gretzky's one time gf. He recommended him to work as the towel boy for the Oilers and the rest is HISTORY!
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/193/n182901689302067375478jx5.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on April 03, 2007, 03:29:51 PM
I don't know the rest of this Moss-guy... First time I ever heard of him.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on April 05, 2007, 01:14:58 PM
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1t1LoXK2Js[/youtube]

Canadiens and Koivu still fighting for the play-offs... Nice goal!


Just noticed NHL.com telling about finals in Finnish league... It'll be my favorite team against Masa's fighting over championship again! Too bad we're both in Japan... Difficult to watch games  :-\

Link: http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=298596 (http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=298596)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Bullets R Scene on April 05, 2007, 10:02:02 PM
^ yeah i think MTL is gonna stay in the post season...but not for long.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 09, 2007, 12:34:28 AM
I don't know the rest of this Moss-guy... First time I ever heard of him.

He's like the heart and soul of the Oilers, watch the video :D
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7610934757894946430

WOO HOO!! OILERS WON!! (okay, so the Flamers eased up when Nashville beat the Avs) BUT A WIN IS A WIN!! XD
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3763/flamesoilershockeyjmc10iw1.jpg)

Way to go Czech connection, Smid, Hemsky, Sykora...it'll be tough without the Oilers in the post season but HEY I'm a hockey fan so best believe I'll be wasting my time watching the playoffs...TIME TO WORK on my predictions, HiPstaz...lay em oot!

MATCHUPS: http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/playoffs;_ylt=AgqlL558E2IttRgc_DFLvnx7vLYF

Yep. RICHARD FUCKIN PARK!!!! ISLANDERS IN! LEAFS OOT!! how about it for this Korean-American (getting some manlove too)

(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/2286/njnewyorki65548pmxg5.th.jpg) (http://img247.imageshack.us/my.php?image=njnewyorki65548pmxg5.jpg)(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1503/njnewyorki81500pmlh4.th.jpg) (http://img247.imageshack.us/my.php?image=njnewyorki81500pmlh4.jpg)

Eastern Conference looks tight, I might root for Penguins since Georges Laraque is there lol



Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 10, 2007, 02:51:26 AM
i am so excited about the playoffs now! ill be going to my first ever Canucks game. its gonna be game 1 vs dallas ! its gonna be once in a life time thing for me. hope canucks can get to the finals this yr.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kira-sama on April 10, 2007, 11:37:01 PM
I HOPE THE ISLANDERS GET ROCKED BY THE SABRES IN THE FIRST ROUND, WAIT ITS GOING TO HAPPEN!!!  8)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 11, 2007, 04:42:52 PM
PLAYOFFS TONITE!! I LOVE MY HOCKEY so of course I'll watch. My annual tradition, take a piece of paper and work out my predictions, sometimes I am DEADLY accurate lol

FIRST ROUND

EAST

(1) Buffalo (53-22-7, 113 pts)
(8) NY Islanders (40-30-12, 92 pts)
 
Buffalo in 6

(2) New Jersey (49-24-9, 107 pts)
(7) Tampa Bay (44-33-5, 93 pts)

NJ in 5
 
(3) Atlanta (43-28-11, 97 pts)
(6) NY Rangers (42-30-10, 94 pts)
 
NYR in 7

(4) Ottawa (48-25-9, 105 pts)
(5) Pittsburgh (47-24-11, 105 pts)

Pitts in 6
 
WEST

(1) Detroit (50-19-13, 113 pts)
(8) Calgary (43-29-10, 96 pts)

Det in 4
 
(2) Anaheim (48-20-14, 110 pts)
(7) Minnesota (48-26-8, 104 pts)

ANAheim in 5

(3) Vancouver (49-26-7, 105 pts)
(6) Dallas (50-25-7, 107 pts)

Dallas in 7
 
(4) Nashville (51-23-8, 110 pts)
(5) San Jose (51-26-5, 107 pts)

Nash in 6


SECOND ROUND

EAST

Buffalo vs NYR ==> Sabres in 7
NJ vs Pitts ==> NJ in 6

WEST

Detroit vs Dallas ==> Dallas in 7
Anaheim vs Nash ==> Anahiem in 6

CONF FINALS

Buffalo vs NJ ==> Buffalo in 7
Dallas vs Anaheim ==> Anaheim in 7

STANLEY CUP FINALS

Buffalo vs Anaheim ===> Buffalo in 7

Miller MVP


OMGASS Buffalo?? WTF? I got Anaheim going far and LOSING so the Oilers can get another 1st rounder from the Pronger deal. LMAO Chicago gets 1st pick in the lottery. SO the Oilers had to beat Calgary, Chicago got 5th, Edmonton 6th place.


Well ... GO GEORGES LARAQUE AND THE PENS!!! OR SMYTTIE AND THE ISLES!!!

------------------


HUZZAH FOR THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S WINNING GOLD!! I didn't even know they were playing some world tourney let alone it being in Winnipeg rofl
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3357/worldwomenhockeyajw130rh1.jpg)

THANKS TSN!! :D

GO Roli and Team Canada in the World Championships!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on April 11, 2007, 04:52:19 PM
HUZZAH FOR THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S WINNING GOLD!! I didn't even know they were playing some world tourney let alone it being in Winnipeg rofl
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3357/worldwomenhockeyajw130rh1.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3357/worldwomenhockeyajw130rh1.jpg)
Good job dude. :wahaha:  The gold medal game here sold out the same day that tix first went on sale a few weeks back.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 12, 2007, 07:20:10 PM
@_______@ anyone stay up for the Luongo domination?? 4 overtimes LMAO

Anaheim-Minnie was defensive as expected, can't believe I'm cheerng for the Ducks haha. Ottawa - Pittsburh is gonna be the best series, if it goes the longest. More goals thanks to crappy goalies

and before the game, brent sopel killed his back by picking up a cracker?? WTF??
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 13, 2007, 03:39:50 AM
hahaha i was at the game. my first ever canucks game experience was a thriller. i never thought it will go 4 ots!
luongo saved the canucks with 75 saves or sth. stars totally out worked us big time. but i guess the lucky bounces came our way.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on April 13, 2007, 10:18:33 PM
Any Stars fans?
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 14, 2007, 09:59:55 AM
well beside my section, there is this one chick that wore a madano jersey. everytime dallas scored, she would be the only one in the crowd cheer! haha the next thing u know is, everyone started to swore at her!!haha
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on April 15, 2007, 01:31:09 AM
The site is back yay!

Daigong, thanks for your complicated prediction; would have been nice to just let the Ducks win  >:D You know I don't want to see another game 7 Final loss  >:(

I didn't know much about Wild's goalie Backstrom till the playoffs and 100times better than I thought; like Bryzgalov where he just takes over the #1 position in the playoffs :o Wild just have no D, so Ducks won 2 games so far. Good thing Selanne knows his weakspot(from summer session in Finland haha)

Looks like Crosby won the game for the Pens today

And what the @#$@ is wrong with Hartnell kneeing Cheechoo in Game 1? That was a dirty hit, and as much as I don't like the Sharks, they better knock-off the Preds as I hate them more!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 17, 2007, 06:35:17 AM
Yeah dude. Backstrom is fuckin CRAZY. Finns just seem to pump them out like that. Pittsburgh-Ottawa is the most entertaining so far--can't wait for Georges Laraque to pencil back in, fuckin Mike Comrie delivering big hits? WTF? XD

Great play by Smyttie tonite but Isles just came up short -- he was checking dumping, true GRIT. Just what Ted Nolan loves:
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2929/smythiloveyoudn5.jpg)


TB- Holmquist  :o
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: spimmy on April 21, 2007, 08:28:08 PM
Hey daigong, Do you think Symth will return to Edmonton as a free agent in the offseason?

Go Canucks!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on April 22, 2007, 09:13:47 AM
Oh noes, Wild lost to Anaheim :( Even Backstrom couldn't help it.

But after this it's easy to cheer for Selanne finally getting his Stanley cup ring...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on April 22, 2007, 12:48:38 PM
Stars force Game 7
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: spimmy on April 22, 2007, 10:20:43 PM
Yeah, the Canucks were horrible last night.  Now it's a best of 1 series.  I have a hard time seeing either of the teams getting out of the second round.  Neither team can score...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: oragami33 on April 24, 2007, 04:28:14 AM
Canucks move on.

Wings vs Sharks
Nucks vs Ducks
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 24, 2007, 05:32:47 AM
canucks are out next round. vigneult is a shitty coach. hes defensive minded coaching cant do shit either. and our offense sucks. should go back to the triangle. luongo has been bailing as out. if we have cloutier back, we wouldnt even make it to the playoffs
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on April 24, 2007, 07:04:00 AM
oh turns out we won lol

much better effort in tonights game. i wouldnt say if all those penalties on the stars were legit, but we definitely 
made it count. if they can play the rest of the playoffs with such intensity, ill be very confident that we can beat the ducks.

n coach vigneult aint shitty. i think knowing that we dont have much offensive abilities, playing good defensive is the way to be.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on April 24, 2007, 10:45:51 AM
It's gonna be Ducks vs. Sharks final!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Rhyno335 on April 24, 2007, 09:46:50 PM
Anyone have any predictions on the next round of the playoffs.

Here are mine:

OTT over NJ in 6
NYR over BUF in 7 (sorry NYR bias)
DET over SJ in 6
ANA over VAN in 6
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: oragami33 on April 27, 2007, 10:38:33 PM
Vancouver won't beat the Ducks, they're too hammered on the backline and even full strength, can't handle the Ducks.

Wings Sharks will be the closer series, but if the Sharks physically dominate, then it'll be over quick
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: spimmy on April 30, 2007, 07:55:53 AM
Vancouver gave the game away tonight.  The Ducks weren't sharp at all.  How many 5 on 3s do you need to be able to score?  Their pathetic power play is going to be the death of them. 
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: edhead999 on April 30, 2007, 08:11:06 AM
Now that I've seen the scores for the Ducks v Canucks, I think it's gonna be really close compared to the ducks just sweeping the Canucks
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ahcheungape on May 01, 2007, 03:39:45 AM
well i guess the past two games mightve changed ppl's opinions about the nucks vs the ducks. i am more confident that they can pull an upset over the ducks. i think canucks' 5v5 is better than ducks in the series. but if canucks are to win this series, their PP needs to step it up. game 4 will determine if canucks will stand a chance or be out in 5.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on May 02, 2007, 06:06:49 AM
^well....canucks stank. and they are supposed to be defensive based too....how the well do u blow a 2 goal lead again in the 3rd period..
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: oragami33 on May 04, 2007, 10:08:10 PM
Canucks out, now SJ vs Detroit
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: vicmu on May 05, 2007, 07:07:05 AM
oh my poor canucks... >.<
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on May 05, 2007, 10:53:49 PM
Yay Red Wings! win
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: oragami33 on May 07, 2007, 04:44:27 AM
Wings win but Schneider is out with a broken wrist. We'll see if the Sharks can press him.

Buffalo wins vs Rangers and will go against the Sens. That will be a brutal series.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 08, 2007, 06:38:56 AM
What a disappointment that Sharks lost :(

Now it'll be easy for Anaheim... Probably Buffalo clears Ottawa as well.

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on May 08, 2007, 11:11:46 PM
yes, naslund aint retiring and going back to play at sweden! WOOOOO!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: oragami33 on May 09, 2007, 05:05:19 AM
Good job Wings, but they've got to finish the brutal trifecta to get into the finals:

Flames, Sharks, Ducks

They're really getting their share of physical teams, too bad Schneider is out.

Sens vs Sabres will be awesome too, Sens with top notch goaltending finally, and Sabres with their full roster.

Some great games coming up
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 13, 2007, 10:08:13 PM
How bout dem playoffs?? Just when you think Buffalo was gonna pull the magic outta they asses, Ottawa scores the clincher in 2OT.

Back to Ottawa for the sweep? I think not, but damn -- President's Trohpy means nothing. PLEEAZE Detroit or Anaheim win the cup.

Quote from: daigong last few weeks
(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/729/devilslightninghockeytpph4.jpg)

congrats Marty Brodeur on surpassing Grant Fuhr on the #2 list all time playoff wins

FLAMES ARE OOT!! So satisfying - I don't care who plays em, as long as they ain't got a chance at another Cup, it's all good 8)
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4779/redwingsflameshockeyajmhk4.jpg)

Canucks 1 for 28 PP! HA! ...no question Luongo is the MVP. They had no chance once the Sedin Sisters got shut down.

some great piece of hockey over the weekend. Hate em or love him, Shanny & Sean Avery makes things happen. He sure sparked the dormant Euros to come out flying for the Rangers. Jagr was going clutch, I forgot Nylander was on the team!!

CONF. FINALS BEGIN!! Damn time sure flew, my Sabres-Ducks pick looks good so-far. Ryan Miller actually looked human in the last series and who'd thunk Martin Brodeur would crack...so if I hear another Heatley + Alfredsson = TEH SECKS I'm gonna choke a bitch. But ain't nuttin like NHL playoff hockey.



And speaking of Detroit-Anaheim, that series is getting dirty, HAsek delivering some uppercuts. I LIKE IT!!!

so taiyou, u gonna go to the Ducks Fan Cruise? =P

oh yeah, I went to the Oilers first locker room sale last week. Copped me some cheap T's, by the time I got there (around 1 pm) all the good shit was gone. Fuckin puckbunnies copped all the jockstraps and game worn shit. They were auctioning off the old lockers and stalls ... BLASPHEMY!!
(http://img167.imagevenue.com/loc561/th_95204_DSC02058_122_561lo.JPG) (http://img167.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=95204_DSC02058_122_561lo.JPG)(http://img133.imagevenue.com/loc365/th_95209_DSC02060_122_365lo.JPG) (http://img133.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=95209_DSC02060_122_365lo.JPG)(http://img5.imagevenue.com/loc500/th_95211_DSC02061_122_500lo.JPG) (http://img5.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=95211_DSC02061_122_500lo.JPG)(http://img9.imagevenue.com/loc742/th_95216_DSC02062_122_742lo.JPG) (http://img9.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=95216_DSC02062_122_742lo.JPG)(http://img165.imagevenue.com/loc467/th_95225_DSC02063_122_467lo.JPG) (http://img165.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=95225_DSC02063_122_467lo.JPG)(http://img176.imagevenue.com/loc409/th_95232_DSC02064_122_409lo.JPG) (http://img176.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=95232_DSC02064_122_409lo.JPG)

I did see our Finnish goalie, Jussi Markkanen and got him to sign something for shirenu :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 13, 2007, 10:33:37 PM
No more jocks? Damn. :P
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 14, 2007, 05:14:40 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....whatta OT thriller.

Hasek and his unorthodox style cost em the game WTF. I don't think that goal shoulda counted but ah well. Detroit goes down to Anaheim tied 1-1
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 16, 2007, 09:33:28 PM
BEEEAUUUUUUUUUUUUUTIFUL. Way to go Prongs, you should threw Cleary into next week like last year. Nope, just the classic D-Man Sando with Holmstrom as the salami.

[youtube=425,350]s7ZMRZCW9Xc[/youtube]

SENS gonna make it to the finals? NOWEI!! GJ MuckS! :canada: I picked Sabres tho, but hey. Black goalie, ex-Oiler coach. why not? Fuckin Comrie tho :fuckyou:

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 23, 2007, 04:10:02 AM
DUCKS WIN! DUCKS WIN!! DUCKS WIN!!!

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Jiggy and the Anaheim Ducks held off the Detroit Red Wings to earn a second trip to the Stanley Cup finals. (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/recap;_ylt=AmLvmSj64pLqoZ24zkqmqAF7vLYF?gid=2007052225)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: edhead999 on May 23, 2007, 10:32:32 AM
Yay! Maybe the ducks will get the Stanley Cup this year ::hopeful::
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 26, 2007, 07:13:30 AM
I'm picking Anaheim in 7. MVP Selanne
(http://www.supload.us/thumbs/default/OILERSin2008.jpg) (http://www.supload.us/free/OILERSin2008.jpg/view/)

3 days is too long to wait for hockey ...and it starts on a Monday :evil: WAY TO GO BETTMAN!! GENIUS IDIOT!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 27, 2007, 12:25:22 AM
Anaheim in 6.

If Selanne doesn't shine in the final games I guess Giguere will be MVP.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 29, 2007, 07:34:49 AM
WHOA :shock: crazy game. Ducks fell asleep in the 2nd then came right the fuck back. Wins it 3-2 on Moen's goal AGAIN. This is gonna be a fuckin great series.

Oh yeah, to you Winnipeggers - y'all going to the NHL preseason game again? I think it's Toronto vs Phoenix this time.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Reanimation on May 29, 2007, 07:39:52 AM
Ducks in 5. Giguere for MVP
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 29, 2007, 07:44:38 PM
Oh yeah, to you Winnipeggers - y'all going to the NHL preseason game again? I think it's Toronto vs Phoenix this time.
Not sure. I fell asleep during the one they had this preseason. :P
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kira-sama on May 31, 2007, 07:13:40 AM
Oh yeah, to you Winnipeggers - y'all going to the NHL preseason game again? I think it's Toronto vs Phoenix this time.
Not sure. I fell asleep during the one they had this preseason. :P

i'll be bak in Toronto before preseason starts, gotta get my season tickets since i'll be away from Japan for a bit XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: edhead999 on May 31, 2007, 07:28:26 AM
Ducks win game 2! For some reason I think the series with the Canucks is comparatively harder than the series with Ottawa..
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 31, 2007, 08:33:28 PM
^ Ugh, such a heartbreaker. It's so damn frustrating that the Sens aren't playing man-to-man, considering that the goal that the Ducks scored last night likely woudn't have occured if they had been. Because they were playing zone, Alfredsson let the guy go RIGHT past him, completely untouched.  :banghead: :angry:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: spimmy on May 31, 2007, 10:35:12 PM
There is still a lot of hockey left.  Still, the Ducks are in a good position!  It seems like a long layoff between series is never a good thing.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 06, 2007, 08:43:22 AM
Anaheim will get the cup tonight!

I'm gonna skip a class because of it, so they better win this time!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 06, 2007, 05:30:00 PM
What if they don't? Will you have to skip another class to see the next game? :P
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 07, 2007, 01:58:19 AM
Quote
What if they don't? Will you have to skip another class to see the next game?  :P

Fortunately it's gonna be weekend, but I'll have hangover then, so I prefer Ducks winning today.

Looking good this far!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 07, 2007, 02:37:09 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is official.

Your 2006-2007 Stanley Cup Champions, The ANAHEIM DUCKS!!! :rockon:

Personally satisfying for me because of the presence of Randy Carlyle, Teemu Selanne, and Rob Niedermayer, all of whom made HUGE impacts on the hockey scene here in 'Peg Sheety.

EDIT: Conn Smythe Winner is Scott Niedermayer! :cool1:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 07, 2007, 03:18:51 AM
The right team wins at last!

I'm especially happy for Selanne, whose career seemed to be over already. Although he had that desperate hop to Colorado to play for free just to get a chance to win cup.

I would have given Conn Smythe to Giguere, but Niedermayer wasn't bad choice either!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on June 07, 2007, 12:31:18 PM
Must be the uniform change...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kamesan on June 08, 2007, 01:36:23 AM
Congrats to the Ducks on winning the Stanley Cup.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on June 09, 2007, 06:37:18 PM
It's been so long since I posted as usual, but CONGRATS TO 2007 STANLEY CUP CHAMP: THE ANAHEIM DUCKS!!!

I think Daigong said Buffalo in Game 7 and he's usually right, but you were wrong! Hehe
Being a Ducks fan for 9 years, it was soo thrilling to have the cup in Anaheim where only Anaheim City cares:lol:
As ctz said, I'm really happy for Selanne who had to go through so much crap and being one of the top hockey player face icon with losing teeth, slash in the face, bruised eye, etc.

MVP should have been Giggy but who cares, he already got one. At least it went to someone who only won it 4 times now  8)

I will be attending the Ducks Champ Parade in Anaheim so if anyone needs some Stanley Cup Gears let me know!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 09, 2007, 06:46:27 PM
^ Be sure to get plenty of pics dude! And if you get a chance to get some autographs to try and get them to so a celebrity shout-out! :rockon:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 10, 2007, 02:16:00 AM
Does hockey interest general people in Anaheim enough for the parade? They interviewed random people on TV and only one knew the Stanley Cup finalists :D

btw, Wild signs Backstrom (http://www.wild.com/team/Press.asp?story_id=5356), no surprise there.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 01, 2007, 11:40:53 PM
Phew...after being emo for a good month XD here's my comments: Congrats Anaheim!!

esp. to ol' Todd Marchant and Selanne, and Jiggy >>> Iggy

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1327/senatorsducksstanleycupyv8.jpg)

Just a shame, ya know. ... taiyou is prolly the only person that cares in Anaheim. With all these American teams winning the Cups...

How 'bout that Hall of Fame. Mark Messier. Ron Francis, Al MacInnis and Scott Stevens. No question. Again Glenn Anderson got ignored.

....just been following the free agency wire and something shocking dropped...

OILERS TRADE CAPTAIN JASON SMITH  :shocked:  :banghead:  :angry: :shocked:

Along with Lupul for Joni Pitkanen, left winger Geoff Sanderson and a third round draft choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
http://oilers.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=326892&page=NewsPage&service=page

Dick Tarnstrom and Denis Grebeshkov?? Hmm...Sanderson? :banghead:

Briere for 52 Million 8 years?? Philly is on crack.

THIS JUST IN:

Sportsnet.ca has learned that the New York Rangers have signed free agent rival Scott Gomez to a seven-year deal worth over $50 million, as well as Chris Drury  :shocked:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article.jsp?content=20070701_162329_4180

FUCK LOWE!!! Better get Smyttie back for 45 MILLION! :tama-mad:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 02, 2007, 07:44:03 AM
(http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/5336/nhlfreeagencyhockeycpt1ry8.jpg)

New Salary Cap era?? WTF. Colorado signs Ryan Smyth, Hannan. St. Louis grabbed Kariya. At least the Leafs get another overachiever in Jason Blake. Penguins got D Sydor & Sykora

BUT WTF!?

Citing Team 1260 radio in Edmonton, TSN of Canada reported early Monday morning that the Oilers have signed unrestricted free-agent center Michael Nylander.  :shocked:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on July 04, 2007, 06:11:17 AM
Biggest shock to me as far as the player movements go is definitely the two big scores that the Rangers got, Smyttie going to Colorado, and Anderson getting screwed (yet again) out of the HOF.

Curse you HOF voters! (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/J-F-C/shakefist.gif)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 04, 2007, 07:27:34 AM
You know what's crazy...this whole thing of Michael Nylander & agent & the Caps tampering? not honoring a done deal?

This offseason, like I was yapping with KT is FUCKIN AWESOME!!

At least the oilers picked up Garon. See ya Jussi :(
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 08, 2007, 07:07:22 AM
ROFL. KLowe sending SHOCKWAVES trying to sign Thmoas Vanek away from Buffalo. Then they match and swear revenge. Just what the Oilers need. Lowe is so slick like the grease on his head, sending a message "You fuckin guys signing  these average players for LONG TERM BIG BUCKS. DUMBASSES!"

What every kid needs under their christmas tree - A REAL SIZE REPLICA STANLEY CUP!! :rockon:
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9628/p3539963dtdy9.jpg)
http://shop.canada.nhl.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2628475
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on July 08, 2007, 04:05:55 PM
^ Damn, it comes with the gloves and everything! :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 06, 2007, 02:31:57 PM


DAMN. this off season has been a fuckin roller coaster. Losing Smyth, and then getting SPITED by him. I'll see you in HELL! Getting denied Nylander. Rika cries when she sees Gator in orange and black. This Pitkanen better be good  :tama-mad:
(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8905/flyersgatorin1.jpg)

Then signing Souray for an insane amount. Though 44 will fit him well:
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/507/souraygz0.jpg)

NOW SIGNING DUSTIN PENNER!  :shocked:

But make no mistake, Kevin Lowe is a hustler of epic greatness. He's like FUCKYOU. Overpaying for average guys. You give 7-8 million in the new CBA to guys like Crosby, Jagr, Brodeur. Not guys like SCOTT GOMEZ wtf. Driving the salary up for RFAs. WAY TO GO LOWE!  :pimp:



Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on August 29, 2007, 08:59:33 PM
well the new canucks jersey are out today. they spent a million dollars on it....i like the black and white orca and the vancouver letters printed on the jersey. looks retro  O0 but i could design that for $100 instead of a million  XD

(http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/08/aug2807_luongo_tt.jpg)
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb141/ramirez_inc/vlcsnap-23952.png)
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb141/ramirez_inc/vlcsnap-23606.png)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on August 29, 2007, 09:53:13 PM
^ How the hell did THAT cost a million bucks??? :o

All they did was take the logo from the "newer" jersey, put it on the base for the retro 3rd jersey that they used during the past couple of seasons, and put "VANCOUVER" on it. The only actual "new" thing on the "new" jersey is having "VANCOUVER" on it. That's like, $111 000 per letter. :banghead:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on August 30, 2007, 08:29:18 AM
yea, 90% of the fans in the canucks forum are bashing the jersey lolol
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on August 30, 2007, 04:35:40 PM
ATTENTION HiPstas!!

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey is now open!!

@Daigong: Time to bring out your group to the rink! :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 04, 2007, 06:55:53 PM
^ You read my mind c-dude!!

Yahoo Fantasy HOCKEY!! JPHiPHL

(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/5365/001116welcomescarterik2.jpg)

Go here: http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com

League ID: 24960
Password: rika

Using online live draft.

Custom League URL: http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/jphiphl

PRIZES TO BE WON!! McD's coupons! A George Laraque autograph!

LMAO Mugen, only 90%?? Are Canuck nation on drugs?? To quote comic book guy. Worst. Jersey. EVER.
(http://xs219.xs.to/xs219/07362/206765-65570.jpg)

Look at how embarassed Naslund is. These RBK fitted jerseys are scary. wack. I'm scared to see how the Oilers one will look.

STILLLLLLLL. Less than 2 weeks before PRE SEASON STARTS!!

And Peg Sheety Folk, y'all going to that Canada-Russian Junior Summit Relive The Moments thing??
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on September 05, 2007, 09:48:54 PM
And Peg Sheety Folk, y'all going to that Canada-Russian Junior Summit Relive The Moments thing??
Heh? I've only been back in town for about 18 hours. :P  Gonna have to find out the details and see if the boys are free.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: todaerikafan on September 18, 2007, 02:38:49 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are evil for what they did to Teppo.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on September 18, 2007, 06:13:47 PM
^ What did they do to Teppo? :dunno:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on September 22, 2007, 11:44:16 AM
They canceled his contract after Numminen had to go to heart-surgery.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on September 22, 2007, 08:47:49 PM
^ Seriously? :o  Those fuckers. :angry:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: spimmy on October 24, 2007, 04:04:54 PM
Somehow the Canucks blew it with their new jerseys.  Why don't they just add the gold, orange, and white from the 80s and make a dye-tye piece of crap?  They're half way there.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 26, 2007, 06:12:50 AM
Ok, I know I haven't said anything in a while, but since it is Oilers related, I thought I'd say it.  The shootout goal by Ales Hemsky to beat the Wild last night was hilarious.  I don't have a clip unfortunately, but hopefully anyone interested will be able to see it on SportsCentre.  Or, it might just be bad enough to be on the Plays of the Week.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 29, 2007, 10:01:31 PM
lol i wanna watch it..plus the randy jones hit.

whenever i wanna watch sportsnet news fucking poker after dark comes on  :banghead:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 15, 2007, 07:21:01 PM
How 'bout that NHL?

How 'bout GARON SHOVING HIS BALD ASS INTO THE CANUCKS! Whatta goal by Hemmer!
(http://xs321.xs.to/xs321/07464/oilersmash.jpg)

THEY NEVER SHOULDA GIVEN YOU CANUCKS MONEY!! Fuck...your...TRAP!

It's been a rough season, but that saying, it's been an entertaining season. The kids are alright, Cogliano and Gagner lighitng it up. How much did the Oil spend on Sourray and Pitkanen??!

Sens on fire...but y'all know they gonna choke in the playoffs.

And the Leafs...well that deserves a separate thread for...ME TO POOP ON!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 18, 2007, 10:03:35 PM
LMAO @ Jiri Tlusty. That's all Leafs are famous for this season. Nude photos. TOO FUNNY. :rofl: :rofl:
(http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/3848/jiritlustywm8.jpg)
http://sports.rightpundits.com/?p=304

NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks defenceman Mattias Ohlund four games Sunday for his vicious slash on Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu. BRUTAL. 'Nucks bring the cheap shots.

(http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/2007/garonkh1.jpg)
Looks like Garon is getting more and more starts. Roli GET OUTTA THE SLUMP. Oilers drop 3-1 to the Shames.
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8596/flamesmain5pi5.jpg)

Just pains me to see fuckin minor leaguers expected to pick up the slack. At least Pitkänen is coming back next week. Why doesn't Lowe sign Anson Carter or something.

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on November 28, 2007, 10:06:18 PM
Damn man, I freakin' LOVE how Chris Pronger gets booed at random other cities.  Vancouver was all OVER that bitch last night.   :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 30, 2007, 07:00:40 AM
FUCK PRONGER TONITE!! (Not in that way lol)

Went to stalk Oiler rookies Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano, Sunday.
(http://img156.imagevenue.com/loc1170/th_19425_DSC02718_123_1170lo.JPG) (http://img156.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=19425_DSC02718_123_1170lo.JPG)(http://img199.imagevenue.com/loc389/th_19431_DSC02719_123_389lo.JPG) (http://img199.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=19431_DSC02719_123_389lo.JPG)(http://img207.imagevenue.com/loc597/th_19438_DSC02720_123_597lo.JPG) (http://img207.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=19438_DSC02720_123_597lo.JPG)(http://img142.imagevenue.com/loc591/th_19445_DSC02722_123_591lo.JPG) (http://img142.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=19445_DSC02722_123_591lo.JPG)
(http://img199.imagevenue.com/loc17/th_19484_DSC02723_123_17lo.JPG) (http://img199.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=19484_DSC02723_123_17lo.JPG)

Got me some nosebleeds for the Oilers game Monday. Welcome back Peca u fucker! At least I got a team poster out of it. Roli standing on his head.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/daigong/11-26-07_2133.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/daigong/11-26-07_2059.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/daigong/11-26-07_2058.jpg)

And way to show up vs the Avs. being out shot 43-13. Poor Roli.
(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9227/oilersavalanchehockeydxsu1.jpg)

Gotta get the defense corps back. Gilbert, Staios, Pitkanen ain't enuff! Pisani is supposed to be back next week!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 01, 2007, 08:52:18 AM
ROLI! ROLI! ROLI! 950 save % :shocked: Oilers beat the Ducks 5-1!!!
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7620/ducksoilershockeyedm105vk0.jpg)
FUCK YOU PARROS!!!!! Fuck you and yer Porn Stache!

Great game, explosion of all sorts. Horcoff is proving he's #1 worthy. Staios getting a goal. Even gay ass Zack Stortini stepped it up -- chickening out and getting all of the Ducks goons in trouble lol
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 03, 2007, 07:53:34 AM
OILERS beat the Ducks 4-0! Garon + Roli COMBINED SAVE 929% PITKANEN AND PENNER SCORRRESS!! Oilers finally on a roll even tho Hemmer and Sanderson are out. Most consistent game yet. None of that "keep away" type PP. JUST SHOOT IT!
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/5198/oilersduckshockeycama10nk5.jpg)

CHEERS for Fernando Pisani coming back and being effective all around.
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8658/pisanifront2aq0.jpg)

Here's a shot from last week's game...season ticket holders gave their tickets to the army guys around here and took this pic at centre ice:
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6498/blackhawksfront5ru6.jpg)

And Hongcover-ites! Too bad about LUONGO's 3 game shut out streak but it had to end sometime. Minnie's on top now but OILERS MOVING OUTTA THE BASEMENT!  O0
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on December 03, 2007, 11:05:41 AM
Quote
Here's a shot from last week's game...season ticket holders gave their tickets to the army guys around here and took this pic at centre ice:

Why did they do it? I wouldn't let army guys to watch a game that I've paid already.


Yay for Minnesota in the lead! :D
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 06, 2007, 07:09:58 AM
^ Just to give props to the army guys. Like you know, they keep the peace and die for us lol

SHiiiiit. Crosby-mania rolled into town. AKA Georges Laraque Day. Dude played a good 12 minutes not bad. Props that he started the game too. Great gesture. Too bad TSN decided to film only Crosby. Not that I hate the guy, but SHIT. Enough already. Horcoff played DAMN WELL. And Pitkanen was just everywhere.

In the end --- fuck. Oilers tried to play a trap after going up 2-0 and FAILED.  :banghead: Roli had no chance on those turnovers. 19 seconds = 2 goals? FUUUCK!!!
(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/8492/penguinsoilershockeyedmnr4.jpg)

Now onto HNIC and more Crosby on a stick.


Congrats to the Sens for snapping their SEVEN GAME LOSING STREAK!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 07, 2007, 07:14:22 AM
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4607/070606niedermayervmed8peg5.jpg)
Guess who's back? (http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct=us/0-3&fp=47589caba6dcdcf6&ei=uf5YR_KMM5KGrQOrvtG_Cw&url=http%3A//www.canada.com/topics/sports/story.html%3Fid%3D6f1e9d70-62b7-4ea1-9b9f-b364d29c3b3e%26k%3D79943&cid=1124515453) Looks like his buddy Selanne can't be far behind.

Hope Gator can control dem Flyers. Another guy suspended? Steve Downie being called up!?
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 13, 2007, 08:39:27 PM
OILERS SOLD!

Rexall Owner Daryl Katz (http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/10/07billionaires_Daryl-Katz_HCEA.html) has acquired the Edmonton Oilers from the EIG.

Look for new arena, new free agents?!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 14, 2007, 07:21:22 AM


(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1215/oilerswingsnn0.jpg)

Oilers do it in the shoot out again 4-3 over the league's best Red Wings!! 9-1 now. WTF. Pitkanen splitting the D? Roli stopping 39 shots, way to bounce back. Hemsky and Horcoff is just on FIYAAHHH.

That was almost as good as just going into a barnburner (or instant suicide) with Dallas.

Two good goalies - it can only get better. 500 is just around the corner!

Too bad about Luongo - Sanford is stepping in just fine. That bitch is an Oil stopper (see St. Louis past few) FUCK THAT. SATURDAY HNIC!!  :muffin:

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 14, 2007, 08:07:00 AM
sanford licks dude, lost twice in the row -.-
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 16, 2007, 08:35:14 PM
^ That's the only way I can get you to post. He wasn't too bad last nite. :P

FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLL!!!! OILERS BEAT CANUCKS!!

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3163/canucksfront11hy4.jpg)

In a shoot out again! 10-1 baby! Pisani whatta goal. Gotta give him props for coming back from colitis - anchoring the 2nd line with the kids. Getting on a lil roll baby! LMAO @ MacT "We are a 2 goalie system!" Can't go wrong. Oilers finally at 500.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 16, 2007, 08:37:44 PM
we're prolly the second worst shooutout team other than thee Maples...half of our players just shot the puck yesterday and didnt deke
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 19, 2007, 08:03:22 AM
(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/1502/starsoilershockeyedm105nk3.jpg)

NOOOOOOOOOO!! Oilers finally lose in the shoot out.  Roli played superb but you gotta fuckin capitalize. So much OT, think they set a record.

Turco & Modano are just Oiler killers  :banghead:

Listened to Mark Messier interview today - he fully endorses Daryl Katz, calling him a hardcore Oilers fan. And that the game nowadays, they over analyze the big hits. ... but Chris Simon is still a twisted fucker.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 24, 2007, 12:04:35 PM
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2017/oilersblackhawkshockeycct5.jpg)

Tough loss. Another one where they let the other team run around. First it was New Jersey on Friday, then they blow a 2-1 lead. Garon made some epic saves and Penner had the illest break ever, having a chump all over him. Team toughness? Whatever.

Hope Hemsky won't be out too long, fuckin Lapointe knee on knee :/

Congrats to Georges for getting the game winner tonite. his 2nd goal of the season lol. Look for him on New Year Day in that over-hyped outdoor game. Fuckin Buffalo wanna beat Edmonton's outdoor attendance record. BITERS! Nothing beats the Heritage Classic!
http://www.oilersheritage.com/history/transformation_events_hertiage_classic.html

Look at Stortini getting beat up again. I miss Georges.  :cry:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 28, 2007, 12:30:31 PM
D'oh. Oilers got outshot pretty early. Garon kept em in it but damn - got bit by the late goal. Now that's 4 losses in a row.

Man, Ducks are on a ROLL with Scott Niedermyer back. Who knew? 70% effective and he's still the #1 defencemen in the league. And fuck, I didn't know Doug Weight is in Anaheim. I been out of it, thanks holidays!

AND WHOA. What's this about Luongo getting his ass handed to him? Fuckin Calgary.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 30, 2007, 10:49:47 AM
D'oh x 2

Joni Pitkanen got CRUSHED into the boards. Oilers blew a 4-1 lead and lost 5-4 in OT to the Wild. At least Stoll scored. Good to see Captain Ethan Moreau back, making an instant impact - setting up Coglianos goal.


And who's watching the IIHF World Junior championship? DOH!! Sweden scored late and ended Canada's win streak. Undefeated since 2004!!! I thought it was the finals too. Goes to show how patriotic I am lol
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 01, 2008, 12:33:37 AM
Six straight losses. Fuckin Nash with the hat trick :/

Columbus wins it over the Oilers 4-2. Chopper got 2 points, goal and an assist. 2007 has been SHIT to finish.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 09, 2008, 05:11:45 AM
How bout that outdoor game? Buffalo fuckin biters. "Winter classic" pssssssh. Good ending tho. Way to go Conks! Fuckin 4 game? 6 game? win streak! Georges Laraque talking about the game, and the Oilers ownership issues:
<insert file here>

OILERS SWEEP NEW YORK!!

Game was pretty intense. They called a last second penalty on Pitkkanen and fuckin Drury scored but Garon STONED JAGR in the shootout!
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2113/capt22754bddfe2a4db5970gk3.jpg)

CHOPPPER knocking heads off! Oilers shut out Isles 4-0. LMAO when Comrie took a penalty with less than a minute to go, they played Hilary Duff. And Pittkanen was like standing there WTF when DiPietro knocked the puck in midair. PWND!
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9892/r3387434181fs3.jpg)(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9360/35islandersoilershockeyja4.jpg)

It's the Oilers autograph session this sat weeee. I'm gonna get Garon's, Sourray, Pittkanen. Roloson since he might get traded lol
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 09, 2008, 05:50:56 AM
Get me hemsky's and mail it!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on January 11, 2008, 01:02:53 PM
Washington Capitals Sign Alex Ovechkin to New 13-Year Contract

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed left wing Alex Ovechkin to a new 13-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Ovechkin – the NHL’s leading goal scorer in the three years since he entered the league and the only player in more than a half-century to be named to the NHL First All-Star Team in his first two full seasons – is under contract through the 2020-21 season.

“Alex is the cornerstone of our franchise, and I fully believe that he will help us achieve our ultimate goal of being a Stanley Cup team,” chairman and majority owner Ted Leonsis said. “Like all Caps fans, I look forward to coming to Verizon Center or turning on the TV each night and seeing what he will do next, and I am sure we will continue to be amazed at what we see for years to come.”

A 22-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, Ovechkin has led the Capitals in goals and points in each of his three seasons with the team. He reached 100 career points in 77 games and 100 career goals in 167 games, both the fastest of any active player. Ovechkin is the first Capital since Dale Hunter (1987-90) to record 50-plus points in each of his first three seasons with the team and the fourth Capital all-time to record three straight 30-goal seasons. He already stands 16th in club history with 130 career goals and 25th with 250 career points in 206 games.

“My dream was always to play in the NHL, and Washington is my second home,” Ovechkin said. “I appreciate all that the team has done for me. I love my teammates, the coaches, management and owners, and I love being a Washington Capital. The fans here have been great to me. I want to win, and I want to bring the Stanley Cup to Washington.”

Ovechkin was the Capitals’ first choice, first overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the team in 2005-06 and was the landslide winner of the NHL’s Calder Trophy that season as the league’s rookie of the year, earning 124 of a possible 129 first-place votes. He was a member of the NHL First All-Star Team as a rookie and again in 2006-07, becoming the first player since Detroit Red Wings goaltender Terry Sawchuk in 1950-51 and 1951-52 to earn first-team honors in each of his first two full seasons in the league. Ovechkin made his first appearance in an NHL All-Star Game in 2006-07 and won the Kharlamov Trophy as the top Russian-born player in the league for the second straight year.

“We knew when we drafted Alex that we were getting a phenomenal player,” McPhee said. “What we soon saw first-hand was what an outstanding competitor, teammate and person he is. This contract further demonstrates his dedication to our team and the organization’s commitment to building a consistent winner here in Washington.”

http://capitals.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=349546

Ovechkin's Extension Figures

Alex Ovechkin's new deal is worth $124 million over 13 years and will keep the star winger in Washington through 2020-21. It's believed to be the wealthiest deal in NHL history.

The first six years are $9 million per, the last seven years are $10 per.

"I want to say thanks to all my teammates, the whole organization, to Ted, George, the coaching staff," Ovechkin just told fans at the team's meet and greet party at Verizon Center. "I'm proud to be with the Washington Capitals for 13 years more. Our goal is to bring a Stanley Cup here."

Ovechkin, who is tied for second in the league with 32 goals, is due to earn $3.83 in a bonus-laden deal this season. That three year entry level deal was set to expire June 30.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/capitalsinsider/2008/01/ovechkin_extension_terms.html

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 12, 2008, 09:39:04 AM
OMGASS. 13 years??? And here Washington survived Jagr's fat ass contract. :lol:

Way to go Oilers. 3 straight wins. Beat that fucker Bryzgalov with Moreau's 3rd goal in 5 games! That loser Stortini, did ya see him fake a head butt like 10 seconds after dude tried to french him. EMBARASSING. Georges WE NEED YOU!!!
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/594/5coyotesoilershockeyedmsw2.jpg)

Conklin 9 straight wins. :o

Congrats to the ALLSTARS!

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8430/nhlallstarxb1.jpg)

2008 EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR ROSTER

GOALTENDERS
* Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders
Tomas Vokoun, Florida Panthers

DEFENSEMEN
* Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens
* Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
Brian Campbell, Buffalo Sabres
Sergei Gonchar, Pittsburgh Penguins
Tomas Kaberle, Toronto Maple Leafs
Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia Flyers

FORWARDS
* Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
* Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning
* Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators
Scott Gomez, New York Rangers
Dany Heatley, Ottawa Senators
Marian Hossa, Atlanta Thrashers
Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Thrashers
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Mike Richards, Philadelphia Flyers
Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning
Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators
Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference:

* starters

F: Henrik Zetterberg, Wings
F: Pavel Datsyuk, Wings
F: Jarome Iginla, Flames
D: Nicklas Lidstrom, Wings
D: Dion Phaneuf, Flames
G: Roberto Luongo,* Canucks
* Opting not to play

F: Shawn Horcoff, Oilers
F: Anze Kopitar, Kings
F: Henrik Sedin, Canucks
F: Paul Stastny, Avalanche
F: Ryan Getzlaf, Ducks
F: Joe Thornton, Sharks
F: Rick Nash, Blue Jackets
F: Jason Arnott, Predators
F: Marian Gaborik, Wild
D: Chris Pronger, Ducks
D: Ed Jovanovski, Coyotes
D: Duncan Keith, Blackhawks
D: Sergei Zubov, Stars
G: Chris Osgood, Red Wings
G: Manny Legace, Blues
G: Evgeni Nabokov, Sharks

The 56th NHL All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. Puck drops at 6 p.m. ET.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on January 13, 2008, 12:49:48 AM
To be honest, I just want to see the skills competition. The game itself, while nice, is pretty watered-down IMO.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on January 13, 2008, 06:46:00 AM
Leafs drop ANOTHER 2 goal lead tonight against the Sharks, making Shuji-kun happy.  Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin couldn't score in the shootout handing the Pens their 1st loss in 9 games.  Way to go Conk, the man is on fire.  And GO SENS GO!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 14, 2008, 07:57:41 AM
^ Too bad about Heatley. Sens be fucking up! Blackhawks finally got outta their slump with a shootout win over Nashville.

Went to the autograph session yesterday. Fuckin only got one group (Souray, Pittkanen, Brodziak)
(http://img135.imagevenue.com/loc793/th_88530_DSC02772_123_793lo.JPG) (http://img135.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=88530_DSC02772_123_793lo.JPG)(http://img229.imagevenue.com/loc455/th_88536_DSC02780_123_455lo.JPG) (http://img229.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=88536_DSC02780_123_455lo.JPG)(http://img228.imagevenue.com/loc24/th_88538_DSC02784_123_24lo.JPG) (http://img228.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=88538_DSC02784_123_24lo.JPG)(http://img197.imagevenue.com/loc405/th_88539_DSC02786_123_405lo.JPG) (http://img197.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=88539_DSC02786_123_405lo.JPG)(http://img228.imagevenue.com/loc390/th_88548_DSC02788_123_390lo.JPG) (http://img228.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=88548_DSC02788_123_390lo.JPG)

Here's some XXXclusive video as guys like Roloson, Staios, Greene passed by!
[youtube=425,350]uNelunxJyHM[/youtube]

There was shitload of puck bunnies. man are they another breed. My eardrums dammit :lol:
(http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/218/puckbunnieszj7.th.jpg) (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=puckbunnieszj7.jpg)

Oilers win 4 straight on top of Hemsky's EPIC goal ... got fucked with Reghr all game, he just went "straight to the hole" !!! 2-1 regulation win!
(http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/1623/hemskyepiciz2.jpg)


WOOOT back on 500...too bad everyone else won. Fuckin 'Nucks!! :P
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 15, 2008, 05:42:50 AM
still 1st on the division baby~~~~



i think
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 16, 2008, 09:47:37 AM
THEY LOST TO COLUMBUS!! HOW CAN YOU LET THAT GO!!

Way to go Jason Chimera!! Repping Millwoods BABY!! My homie went to school with him!

FUCK!! Oilers dropped a DOOODIE to the Kings :evil: face it. they got talent but they were running on a basement fumes!

Ah well. Looks like Roli is gonna start against Carolina.

Gotta give props to GEORGES for kicking Colton Orr's ASS!!
[youtube=425,350]_ITy50BGDBk[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 18, 2008, 04:22:55 AM
man alain vigneult is a fucking dumbass coach.

puts Edler, Linden and Pyatt...as first three shooters against Datsman, Ziggy, Chug


Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 19, 2008, 09:08:04 AM
hahaha that ain't like 24 shooters vs the Caps, Souray with the slapper at the end?! Roli was great.....too bad Moreau hit the post at the end. AND STOLL. Git some new sticks!!
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5710/capt13637715493643f29cbvr0.jpg)

Fuckin Oilers losing to some shitty teams. LA, Washington and now Carolina. WORST PK in the league and dropped a 7-2 count even with Garon! Everything was going in, and Sergei Samsonov even got a couple of points WTF!!


Poor Pens Fan. Crosby is injured bad. Time for Georges Laraque to step it up1

LOOK OUT! LEAFS won 2 in a row. Set the parade route noW!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on January 19, 2008, 07:55:15 PM
Autsch, too bad for Crosby. I hope it's not too serious...

At least we're gonna see how Penguis do without him.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on January 20, 2008, 02:58:11 AM
One of my broadcasting heroes has passed away, Don Wittman from CBC Sports.  Lots of my favorite NHL moments were voiced by Don Wittman, and are intertwined with his charismatic voice.  Canadians today mourn the loss of an intelligent, passionate, fan of all sports.  Rest in Peace, Witt.  We're gonna miss you. :bow: 
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2008/01/19/wittman-obit.html
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on January 20, 2008, 04:48:14 AM
For many years, he was the voice of sports, particularly that of the NHL in Canada. Sports will never be the same.

RIP, Mr. Wittman.
:prayers:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 25, 2008, 03:38:16 AM
RICK NASH'S GOAL!!! HOLLLLLLLLLLYYYY SHET!

[youtube=425,350]_WqRt1rk8uE[/youtube]

EDIT: daigong clicky clicky youtube thingy
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 25, 2008, 06:53:29 AM
RIP Don Wittman. Cancer is a bitch. I remember him on CBC all the time, like everywhere even olympics:
[youtube=425,350]rUUeCfJzCr8[/youtube]

OHHHHHSHIT Oilers come back and beat the Panthers 4-3 in shootout. STOLLL way to step up baby. 2 goals in 32 seconds to tie it up and send it to automatic win with Garon STONING Olli Jokinen!

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/2499/oilerspanthershockeympsay5.jpg)

WAR The Captain getting shit started. Just a half dozen points behind the Canucks for the final playoff spot!!

DAMN! Georges Laraque beat the shit outta COTE!! LEFT LEFT LEFT LEFT LEFT LEFT ITS OVER BABY.
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2885/georgessezhi52xf4.jpg)

So Cliff Fletcher is back. Wonder if he can pull a blockbuster like he did back in the day.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 27, 2008, 04:51:54 AM
lol obstacle course was stoooopid


LOL @ Pronger trying to nudge that guy and fell and laughed his head off


Breakaway comp was prettty retarded. Bring on ROB SCHREMP!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on January 29, 2008, 06:42:07 AM
10-Time All-Star Teemu Selanne to Rejoin Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that right wing Teemu Selanne has signed a one-year contract and will join the team for the remainder of the 2007-2008 season. Selanne, who was an unrestricted free agent, will practice with the team today and travel on the club’s eight-game, 15-day road trip (team departs Tuesday). “It took Teemu several months to determine if he had the passion and determination to return to the NHL, and we are thrilled to have him back,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke. “This is a player who scored 48 goals last year and showed no signs of slowing down.”

Selanne, 37 (7/3/70), scored 48-46=94 points last year with a +26 rating. He finished third in the NHL in goals, while ranking first in the league in power play goals (25) and tied-for-first in game-winning goals (10). Selanne also led the Ducks in goals, points, power play goals, game-winning goals, shots (257) and shooting percentage (18.7%). He became the oldest player in NHL history (36 at the time) to score more than 45 goals in one season. The 6-0, 204-pound forward added 5-10=15 points in 21 playoff games, winning his first Stanley Cup in the process. Selanne scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Game Five at Detroit in the Western Conference Finals, turning the series in Anaheim’s favor en route to a six-game series win. “After skating at Anaheim ICE for the last few weeks, I feel the passion again to play hockey,” said Selanne. “Anaheim is the only place I wanted to play and I’m very happy that the Samuelis and Brian Burke have welcomed me back.”

A native of Helsinki, Finland, Selanne has scored 540-595=1,135 points with a +87 rating over his 14-year NHL playing career. A 10-time NHL All Star, Selanne’s 540 goals rank 27th in NHL history, fifth among active players. He has averaged 39 goals-per-year over 14 NHL seasons, with 88 goals over his last two campaigns. Selanne has played in 556 regular season games as a member of the Ducks, scoring 313-353=666 points. He is the club’s all-time leader in goals, plus/minus (+112), power play goals (110), power play points (266), game-winning goals (52), and overtime goals (5). He is currently three points shy of the all-time club scoring record, held by Paul Kariya (669).


http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=351531

 :finland:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 29, 2008, 08:44:33 AM
how much is he getting paid
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on January 29, 2008, 08:54:33 AM
how much is he getting paid

Sources tell TSN that Selanne signed a one-year deal with an annual base salary of $1.5 million, which means Selanne will receive just under $600,000 for the balance of this season. But as a player older than 35, Selanne is entitled to performance bonuses and he will almost certainly earn another $1.35 million from the Ducks this season. That performance bonus is achieved by simply playing 10 games, so, barring injury, Selanne will actually receive close to $2 million in base salary plus performance bonus for the balance of this season.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=228393&hubname=nhl
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 29, 2008, 09:42:49 PM
oo wow, how can the ducks afford him? arnt they capped?
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on January 30, 2008, 12:33:28 AM
Well I bet all this was planned already in summer with Selanne and Niedermayer... Ducks couldn't afford them because of the salary cap, so they let the boys have a longer summer-break and get them to play as fast as Ducks won't have to pay them too much.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on February 08, 2008, 08:00:47 AM
Welcome back Dany fuckin' Heatley!  Three points in da comeback!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 08, 2008, 09:41:28 AM
^^^Teemu been fronting all along too! FUCK! Ducks on FIYAAHH! Wait until Forsberg comes back to Colorado or Philly.  :doh:

Oilers got dem a billionaire owner. Daryl Katz is da 2 billion dollar man! Owner of Rexall drugs (http://www.forbes.com/business/2008/02/06/billionaires-katz-edmonton-biz-sports-cx_af_0206katz.html). Messier and all the Oiler alumni are personal friends with him. and the new arena is gonna get built ASAP pending some sorta report!

Got me free tickets to the Oilers game!! Blackhawks were in town and the superstars replied! 4-1 we came back it was nuts. Sticks broken, Lalime lost his stick but got a D-man's stick instantly.

Here there are some games being played...roll the tire, wear the hockey pants, hockey jersey, roll the tire back. win GC's!

(http://img239.imagevenue.com/loc418/th_69669_DSC02926_123_418lo.JPG) (http://img239.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=69669_DSC02926_123_418lo.JPG)(http://img212.imagevenue.com/loc128/th_69673_DSC02929_123_128lo.JPG) (http://img212.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=69673_DSC02929_123_128lo.JPG)(http://img18.imagevenue.com/loc802/th_69676_DSC02930_123_802lo.JPG) (http://img18.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=69676_DSC02930_123_802lo.JPG)(http://img227.imagevenue.com/loc495/th_69683_DSC02931_123_495lo.JPG) (http://img227.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=69683_DSC02931_123_495lo.JPG)
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(http://img224.imagevenue.com/loc218/th_69702_DSC02944_123_218lo.JPG) (http://img224.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=69702_DSC02944_123_218lo.JPG)(http://img34.imagevenue.com/loc998/th_69706_DSC02952_123_998lo.JPG) (http://img34.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=69706_DSC02952_123_998lo.JPG)(http://img139.imagevenue.com/loc860/th_69714_DSC02961_123_860lo.JPG) (http://img139.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=69714_DSC02961_123_860lo.JPG)

Me posing in my homie's camera :P


CALGARY SUCKS!! They still stinging from tehe 5-0
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4458/oilersruleth9.jpg)

Tomorrow baby! Rematch, Like Mac T said "They be repercussions!"
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on February 11, 2008, 06:52:10 AM
Zednik got his throat slit!!!!!!!!! good thing hes fine.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Jsmurf on February 14, 2008, 12:44:31 AM
thats pretty nasty, glad he's okay
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on February 26, 2008, 08:54:48 PM
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1334/nhl1wx0.jpg)
(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3227/nhl2jx8.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on February 26, 2008, 09:02:02 PM
Not as much as in some years. Federov and Foote are probably the biggest names.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on February 26, 2008, 09:19:18 PM
Sweet! Pens got Marian Hossa! I don't like giving up Colby Armstrong, so I hope this works out...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on February 27, 2008, 04:26:08 AM
Montreal trading Huet was quite the surprise. :O
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on February 27, 2008, 09:11:29 AM
damn traded cooke -.-

i dont see the point in that trade, same shit different pile -_______-



lol at montreal going with Price. hes hella inconsistent
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 04, 2008, 07:06:45 AM
ugggggggggggggggggggggggggggggh. NHL Season finally over for the Oilers. Great times. Just wanna say before I make an epic post.


SICK SEE CANUCK FAN!! HAHAHAHA :twisted:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 04, 2008, 08:08:33 AM
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q69/HockeyBash/Golf-Canucks.jpg)

Join us Oilers!  :grin:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 06, 2008, 12:13:54 PM
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p112/Fireboy4122/Samisalo.jpg)





Looks like trevor linden is retiring
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 08, 2008, 07:24:36 AM
TB got 1st Round
TO got 7th
Canucks got 10th!!!!

Edmonton doesnt get a 1st round  :lol:

Stamkos doesnt like TB
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 09, 2008, 11:10:29 PM
IT BEGINS TONITE!!
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/2821/coupestanleyvz8.jpg)

Go here for all the info:
http://stanleycupplayoffs2008.com/Default.aspx

Make your PREDICTIONS HERE!!

I love this time of year!!

CONF. QUARTER Finals

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Series A - Eastern Conference
Montreal Canadiens [1] vs. Boston Bruins [8]
Habs in 5

Series B - Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh Penguins [2] vs. Ottawa Senators [7]
Pens in 4

Series C - Eastern Conference
Washington Capitals [3] vs. Philadelphia Flyers [6]
Caps in 7

Series D - Eastern Conference
New Jersey Devils [4] vs. New York Rangers [5]
Devils in 7

Series E - Western Conference
Detroit Red Wings [1] vs. Nashville Predators [8]
Red Wings in 6

Series F - Western Conference
San Jose Sharks [2] vs. Calgary Flames [7]
Sharks in 4

Series G - Western Conference
Minnesota Wild [3] vs. Colorado Avalanche [6]
Avs in 7

Series H - Western Conference
Anaheim Ducks [4] vs. Dallas Stars [5]
Fucks in 6

CONF. SEMI Finals

Eastern Conference

Pittsburgh Penguins [2] vs. Washington Capitals [3]
Pens in 6

Montreal Canadiens [1] vs. New Jersey Devils [4]
Devils in 6

Western Conference

Detroit Red Wings [1] vs. Colorado Avalanche [6]
Wings in 5

Anaheim Ducks [4] vs. San Jose Sharks [2]
Sharks in 7

CONF. Finals

Wings vs Sharks
==> Sharks in 6

Pens vs Devils
==> Pens in 5

STANLEY CUP FINALS!!

PENGUINS VS SHARKS

Pens in 7

GEORGES LARAQUE MVP!!
(http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2007/12/GeorgesLaraque_1.jpg)

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 14, 2008, 08:52:09 AM
NUCKS SIGNING Brunnstrom!!!!! AKA THE NEXT ZETTERBERG!

http://tsn.ca/blogs/darren_dreger/?id=234166&lid=sublink01&lpos=headlines_blogs-Darren_Dreger
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on April 14, 2008, 10:05:17 AM
I dunno. I think this is going to be the year for my Wings!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on April 20, 2008, 09:11:15 PM
...And the Minnesota is out  :(. The only good thing is now Team Finland gets Koivu and Backstrom for the World Championships.

I guess I just have to start cheering for Montreal now.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on April 23, 2008, 07:30:56 AM
Well, bye bye Flames. Bye Caps.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 24, 2008, 12:42:47 AM
CANUCKS SIGN SCOTTY BOWMAN AS GM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=235503&lid=headline&lpos=secStory_nhl





















...not...who the fuck is mike gillis
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on April 24, 2008, 06:03:52 AM
^
Had me goin' there for a sec. :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on May 19, 2008, 12:15:09 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/Penguins.gif)

LETS GO PENS!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 20, 2008, 08:55:31 AM
HEY!! Brad's a PEns fans? Who else been watching the playoffs?

I'm down with the Pens - Georges is gonna bring the cup back!

Fuck man - the playoffs gone real fast. Games haven't even been close. At least Dallas came close.
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/3338/aaa37883cb1.jpg)

First round was the best. esp. with Montreal coming close to choking it and NYR and Devils beating the shit outta each other XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on May 20, 2008, 06:33:01 PM
Yeah, been a fan since I was a little kid. I live just outside of Pittsburgh, sort of even remember the Pens winning their first 2 cups. The last few years were a little rough, but even if we don't win, I'm still really happy that we made it this far. Hell, any year when we can take out the Flyers is a good season by me.
Georges is a monster! Love when that guy scores.
Anyway, I'm gonna go with the Pens in 6!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/pensshirt.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on May 24, 2008, 06:00:25 AM
I remember the last game against the Flyers..I just turned the game on and saw the GW goal..I REALLY hope they win the Cup this year..Crosby deserves it :)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 25, 2008, 05:16:06 AM
Thasscool BradVickers. Whatta scene it must be to be amongst the likes of Mario! Jagr! Francis! Wreggett! and now with this resurgence. Great franchise to root for, GJ for sticking with it unlike some fairweather fans **cough LEAFS aheM! Canucks!!**

Tough way to start out tho --- the disallowed goal wasn't needed. Detroit cleans up 4-0 WHOA. Just look at Georges face.

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/5558/georgespittsburghpeoe1.jpg)

Crosby better shave that Porn  Stache and get some more pucks at Osgood. Who was fucking nuts. Even Dan Cleary got on the score sheet!

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on May 25, 2008, 05:45:27 AM
Man, I'm depressed as shit. Haha, I knew we weren't going to sweep or anything, but that loss was just a punch to the gut... It's alright, though. The boys know they have to step it up now and I'm predicting good things in game 2.
Oh, I hate the Leafs, not as much as the Flyers, but they're probably #2 on my list.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 28, 2008, 07:28:33 AM
Leafs are wack. They wanna copy the Red Wings - model good luck. They keep buying all them players and they got no talent, just pure cheapshot grind. They celebrate the back-to-back conference finals like it was 5 straight cups.

Game update. Wings taking the 2-0 lead into the Mellon.

FUCK can't believe the grind Detroit is getting, 3, 4 guys in waves and waves on defense. Babcock  sends in geeks like Cromwell, nobody backs it up, running at guys. Gary Roberts giving Franzen the cheapshot had it coming too.

Guess who's coming back for Wed?
(http://www.imgur.com/files/080528/red_wings_penguins_hockey_pagp104.jpg)

I heard Crosby shaved his pornstache LMAO
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on May 29, 2008, 05:08:47 AM
Holy shit! Now, THAT was a fuckin' Stanley Cup final game! Sid doing what he does best and the unlikely Adam Hall coming through and netting the game winner. I was a little worried at the end, but we're back in it now. Just wish we could have played like that in the first 2 games.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/sid.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on May 29, 2008, 05:16:57 AM
I'm glad the Pens are back in it..I almost thought we were gonna get swept..now, it's time to put the Yankees of the NHL in their place! XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 29, 2008, 05:36:25 AM
^
Definitely an awesome game! :yep:

However looks like Crosby still has the pornstache. :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 01, 2008, 05:22:21 AM
 :cry: Ouch... It's not over yet, though! I just wish Malkin would start playing like he used to...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 01, 2008, 05:43:54 AM
TOUGH LOSS!!! Yeah, Malkin ain't showing none of his MVP - I see him trying but fuck Detroit just smothered after that Hudler goal.

They  fell apart a bit in the 3rd... Fleury batting that shit outta the yard XD

I just enjoy seeing Dan Cleary getting FUCKED UP!!!
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8855/stanleycupredwingspenguug5.jpg)

Prosp to Gary Roberts for bringing it. No more "Patty-cake Hockey" (as Don Cherry put it) but shit, gotta capitalize on some 5 on 3s! If Detroit goes on to win this (3-1 ain't impossible!!) Osgood's to blame. FUCK stopping Hossa, Depuis on one sequence.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 03, 2008, 06:47:46 AM
<daigong> SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORES
<KT_Bombastic> YEAH!!!
<daigong> Sykie!!
<daigong> Unbelievable!
<T0FU> o.O
<daigong> Kirk Gibson-like appearance by Gonchar!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 03, 2008, 07:26:18 AM
PENS WIN!!! PENS WIN!!! PENS WIN!!!
Goddamn! That game exhausted me... Can't imagine how the players feel. Malone got fucked up, man. Broke his nose again! Sykora called it! The Babe Ruth of hockey!!!!
God, if I could only get tickets to game 6. Win or lose, it's going to be unbelievable.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on June 03, 2008, 12:45:19 PM
Pens winning made me night last night..now, it time's to take it home! :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: alg7 on June 04, 2008, 02:34:27 AM
that was a sick game last night.  I took a shower and came back to watch the game and was like "damn, it's still going on?"
anyway the winning goal was pretty awesome.  If the Pens could win two straight, that would be amazing to see.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on June 05, 2008, 04:44:29 AM
Wooo! Stanley Cup Champs!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 05, 2008, 05:02:01 AM
Great season Pens! Real proud of the boys. Here's to next year!!!!
Good job Wings... I just want a rematch next year!
Glad that the igloo got to see the cup at least one more time, but I wish it was the other way around.
Haha, I'm just pissed we won't have another game till October...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 05, 2008, 07:04:26 AM
Pens got a good team, they'll be back!

Lidstrom the first Euro captain to win a cup!
(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/4324/7detroitredwoi5.jpg)

WHOA!! Incredible series. Teams went thru their ups and downs but shit, gotta hand it to detroit, surviving the triple OT. Pens were the tired team. Fucking Sykora and Malkin showed up way to late.

Way to go to those Pens fans booing the cup presentation, real classy. Props to Dan Cleary and those rugged vets for nabbing their first cup. And this is why you play to win the GAME!! If you were a fucking loser cough Mugen, FTcough who gave up after ur team was out, SHIT you missed one of the better finals. Better than last years that's for sure. Detroit is such a fucking machine with all these Swedes now with Filppula and 12 year old Hudler, to compliment those skilled guys. DAMN.

Yeah no doubt eh Brad!! No hockey :/ There's still the Awards show and draft later this month lol
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 05, 2008, 07:29:19 AM
Definitely a hard fought series from both sides. Props to them both. :rockon:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 05, 2008, 10:38:44 PM

Way to go to those Pens fans booing the cup presentation, real classy.


haha, I think they were booing Gary Bettman.
Still can't believe how that puck came flying out of fleury's ass...Shit... and Hossa ALMOST scoring in the finals seconds  :cry: ...
It's going to be interesting to see who sticks around and who chases the money elsewhere
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on June 14, 2008, 08:01:34 AM
Wow, it's been exactly 1 year since I posted here. Well, 4 days off but still  :lol:
I wanted Pens to win instead of wings, but I hate Pens now too; especially since I've been playing NHL 08 on 360 and everyone I face is the Pens and they think they're all the best and crap. To be honest, I hate all the teams but the Ducks heh.

Now let's see if Selanne and Nieds. come back. At least us NHL fans can kill off this month by watching EURO 2008, so season opener feels a bit sooner to start lol.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 17, 2008, 11:53:31 PM
Welcome back taiyou, see you Friday at the OFFICIAL JPHiP NHL DRAFT PARTY at the IRC :P

Congrats to Glenn Anderson and Igor Larionov getting the nod for Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2008.

(http://www.imgur.com/files/080617/anderson-glenn-1-e80.jpg)

"Those guys are just unbelievable hockey players and you don't realize how good of a hockey player you are until you get a chance to play with them," said Anderson

SOURCE: http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=nhl/news/newstest.aspx?id=4157933

ABOUT FUCKING TIME!!! 6 Time Stanley Cup Champ, Tops in many playoff scoring records. THE 6th OILER TO GET INDUCTED!! CONGRATS ANDY!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 18, 2008, 06:40:37 AM
AWSHIT!!! Anderson's finally in!!! :rockon:

Took 'em long enough. /me shakes fist at the idiots who didn't vote for Anderson sooner.



EDIT: Sunnovabitch.
Red Wings' boozy confession: We jacked up the Stanley Cup
By Greg Wyshynski

With the help of "several truth-serum cocktails at the NHL Awards after-party," James Duthie, TSN host and blogger for the Ottawa Citizen, finds out the real story about the Detroit Red Wings having dented the Stanley Cup during their post-parade celebration at Cheli's Chili: (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Red-Wings-boozy-confession-We-jacked-up-the-St?urn=nhl,88387)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 20, 2008, 07:28:28 PM
God, this off season is killing me... My boy Malkin can't catch a break nowadays... Every day brings a new trade rumor and now the Russian league is offering him 15 mil a year! Please don't go, Geno...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/71.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 21, 2008, 07:30:46 AM
Draft day today. Not surprising that there were a bunch of trades done as well, though it's still wierd to me that Jokkinen's no longer in Florida or that Tanguay's heading to Montreal.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?fid=11476
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on June 29, 2008, 08:37:23 AM
Welcome back taiyou, see you Friday at the OFFICIAL JPHiP NHL DRAFT PARTY at the IRC :P
Why do I always miss the fun?



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/71.jpg)

LOL, that's a cool pic you took. 15million from Russia? If they add vodka he's in; you know that right? XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on June 29, 2008, 08:40:45 AM
Oh Niedermayer is back which is the good news for Ducks.

Bad news is that there's a rumor Selanne will go to Montreal since his Finnish Buddy Saku Koivu wants him to play together.  :angry:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 30, 2008, 09:57:39 AM
Can we add yer arms to the Junks thread Brad :lol:

Selanne leave the Ducks? I thought he re-retired lol

Sad news...Jarrett Stoll is TRADED!.
(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/9507/casualstoll1024jg5.jpg)

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene.

Yep that ladies man. bonking Stacy's Mom. (http://s2d2.turboimagehost.com/t/465975_412x480.aspx.jpg) (http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/465975/412x480.aspx.jpg.html) (http://s2d2.turboimagehost.com/t/465976_74123041er8.jpg) (http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/465976/74123041er8.jpg.html)


Hey Rexall's Daryl Katz wanted to do something big. to make the Oilers elite. Well here we go. Joni Pittkanen is next?? Stoll hasn't been the same since he got concussed the fuck up in Calgary.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on July 01, 2008, 02:16:18 AM
Can we add yer arms to the Junks thread Brad :lol:

haha, I probably should put my pic up one day or another. Oh, that cut on my left arm has healed. FYI, wet asphalt and roller blades don't go well together.

Anyway, tomorrow will be interesting. See ya Malone, can't wait till the Lightning realize that they paid twice what you're worth (he'll never have as many points as he did this season again). I just hope there's some way that we can keep Hossa. It would also be nice if we pick up Michael Ryder... Can't wait till noon!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 01, 2008, 06:22:28 PM
^ yEEAh man. my face has met the pavement a few times after an Oilers game lol

THE MASS TRADES CONTINUE GOD BLESS KATZ!!!
(http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/9559/340xwq4.jpg)

The Edmonton Oilers have obtained centre Gilbert Brule from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for left wing Raffi Torres.

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Erik Cole from the Carolna Hurricanes in exchange for defenceman Joni Pitkanen.

Source: http://oilers.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=367300
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on July 01, 2008, 11:25:22 PM
Stoll was one thing, but Raffi too??? :o
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 02, 2008, 01:55:28 AM
INSANE!!!  :shocked:

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/signings_2008/

Leafs got Fingered

<kuno_thunder> WADE REDDEN!!!
<kuno_thunder> WTF MAN!!!

Sundin to the Leafs....for 10 million PER?!

Oilers better get Hossa. That'd be insane. I'd rather they resign Jason Smith and Laraque.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on July 02, 2008, 04:32:49 AM
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/signings_2008/

Leafs got Fingered
I read that and went "but Redden was with the Sens."

...


Then I clicked the link and saw who you were referring to. XD



Quote
<kuno_thunder> WADE REDDEN!!!
<kuno_thunder> WTF MAN!!!
Dude.... :o
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 02, 2008, 04:36:57 AM
Sportsnet SUCKS! :banghead:

I was getting all the feeds from TSN via radio this morn.  I dunno. Too bad about Pitkannen. We gave up Smith for him? Eric Cole seemed real jacked to play even tho he dissed Canada big time during the 2006 run. That's like - don't mess with my Hockey Night in Canada theme song!!!

Colorado's pretty fucked in the goalie dept. Raycroft and Budais! AHAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on July 02, 2008, 07:04:15 PM
wow.... Hossa to Detroit... What a piece of fucking shit....
BRING BACK JAGR, BABY!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on July 02, 2008, 11:45:15 PM
Mike Green just signed a $21 million deal(3 or 4 year) to the Caps..

think it's a good deal for them since he's a defenseman?

EDIT: Corey Williams just signed a 5 year $25 million dela with the Ducks
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on July 04, 2008, 11:00:00 PM
Sweet! check out this dude the Pens just picked up:
[youtube=425,350]06b9ARRtuNE[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: taiyou on July 07, 2008, 02:26:30 AM
EDIT: Corey Williams just signed a 5 year $25 million dela with the Ducks

Did you type that as a joke?  :P

Sweet! check out this dude the Pens just picked up:
He's smooth. The last minute and a half was absolutely amazing!!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on July 07, 2008, 04:37:21 PM
The last minute and a half was absolutely amazing!!  :rofl:

Dude, I've had that song stuck in my head this entire weekend.
Well, the Pens got Matt Cooke. Guess that will make up a little bit for the loss of Ruutu. I was starting to get a little worried about not having any tough guys. Eric Godard will also help, but I just hope we can get him to be a better player in general.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 09, 2008, 10:06:10 PM

(http://www.imgur.com/files/080709/kevinlowe2.jpg)

Man. what's real entertaining is not only in hockey right now (besides the CBC getting the HNIC Theme ripped by CTV. SHIT, how we suppposed to know it's dinnertime on a fucking Saturday nite?) but it's that warring GMs Kevin Lowe v Brian Burke battle that's just seen Brian Burke make an ass of himself over and over.

FINALLY. Lowe got up and put Burke in his place. Blame him for over inflated salaries? SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIITT. Lowe never signed Todd Bertuzzi then buy him out the year after.

"Here's a fact -- he left [former Canucks GM] Dave Nonis nothing in Vancouver. Nothing," Lowe said. True. All they got left was an aging fucked up Marc Naslund whom the Rangers swooped up.

"The only thing he's jealous of is that I could play in the NHL and he couldn't," on top of dropping the moron blast! HAHAHA. "The Wizard of Oz. He's back at it again." hoho calling Anaheim a "pathetic hockey market" - other than the diehards, you don't see the city rallying behind the Cup. Hell. The Cup was used as a fucking ash tray at a Kid Rock party. BLASPHEMOUS!!

"He's an underachieving wannabe in terms of success in the NHL," Lowe told the radio station. "He won a Stanley Cup? Great. I've won six Stanley Cups, you want to count rings? Who cares? It's just a little pathetic that he carries on."

TOO GOOD!! Burke is a fucking tool and for Bettman to come shut it down? Man, bad pub is only good pub. Dummy.

Here's the complete audio:
http://www.justagame.ca/audio/Kevin%20Lowe%20Full%20Interview%20July%204.mp3

CANT WAIT FOR THE 2008-09 SEASON!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on August 01, 2008, 06:17:26 AM
WTF is going on with Kevin Lowe? Now President of Hockey Operations? Crazy!!  New GM is ... Steve Tambellini??? GTFO!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: soshitiffanytangyi on August 01, 2008, 06:11:12 PM
good rangers did not pick up Jagr.. he suks now..
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: haptic on August 11, 2008, 04:21:24 AM
From the intro thread:

BTW. LEAFS SUCK! I'm a diehard Oilers fan :canada:

PSH! Heres the plan for the leafs: since sundin's not coming back most likely, we're gonna suck and hopefully we get worse than the Thrashers, then in the 2009 draft we pick up Tavares, then Ron Wilson does his job with the solid young base, then we're set for a few years >>>> = in contention  :D

btw i love Finns! Thx for Nokia guys!  :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: skool on August 17, 2008, 03:32:09 AM
good rangers did not pick up Jagr.. he suks now..

lol he was their leading scorer last year.  :roll:  He just wasn't worth what he was asking I guess.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: WishForFany on September 11, 2008, 09:24:47 PM
I can't wait for Ranger to be good again! Zehrdev and Nusland coming!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 13, 2008, 06:39:20 AM
anybody got the NHL 09 game for the PS3???? be a pro is dope
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sev on September 14, 2008, 11:54:27 PM
I've been fucking with it since Friday on 360. Fucking love it. Horcoff gave me the division victory! Need the game to up my skills before the fantasy league starts. I'm fucking y'all up, you know it.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on September 15, 2008, 02:08:35 AM
I've been putting off getting one of the new consoles until Resident Evil 5 comes out, but I really want to play NHL 09. Haha, haven't had a hockey game since NHL 97. Hell, the 360 is dirt cheap now, so maybe I'll pick one up.
Not long till the season starts up, guys! Lets go Pens!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 16, 2008, 07:16:08 AM
Horcoff is BALLS. LMAO Shit, I just got a new lapper and finally installed NHL 2005 I found off the discount bins. I think there's a fucking bug when I play the Swedish Elite teams:
 (http://img240.imagevenue.com/loc596/th_42203_HUGE_122_596lo.jpg) (http://img240.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=42203_HUGE_122_596lo.jpg) (http://img130.imagevenue.com/loc904/th_42202_HUGE2_122_904lo.jpg) (http://img130.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=42202_HUGE2_122_904lo.jpg)

DON'T FORGET!! :angry:

Yahoo Fantasy HOCKEY!! JPHiPHL 2008-09

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbSOd5P8g2A

Go here: http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com

League ID: 6369
Password: rika

Using online live draft. Our live online draft is set for Sun Sep 28 8:00pm PDT, which is 22 days, 20 hours, and 37 minutes from now

Custom League URL: http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/jphiphl
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sev on September 16, 2008, 10:05:59 AM
Horcoff is BALLS. LMAO Shit, I just got a new lapper and finally installed NHL 2005 I found off the discount bins. I think there's a fucking bug when I play the Swedish Elite teams:
 (http://img240.imagevenue.com/loc596/th_42203_HUGE_122_596lo.jpg) (http://img240.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=42203_HUGE_122_596lo.jpg) (http://img130.imagevenue.com/loc904/th_42202_HUGE2_122_904lo.jpg) (http://img130.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=42202_HUGE2_122_904lo.jpg)
LOL! XD Well you know how it goes. Swedes are famous for being a couple of sizes bigger than most other people, and i'm not just talking about down thurr. 8)

Too bad it's fucking Färjestad BK, the most gay team in history of hockey. :(

So what's up. What's the prediction for this season? Who gon' win?
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 24, 2008, 08:43:24 PM
d'oh just when I was gonna spiel some sports...tragedy hits close to home...one of my fave Oilers of all time:

(http://www.jokerit.com/images/jussi2.JPG)



Markkanen family mourns loss of oldest son
Four-year-old Olli dies in tragic fall from third floor of apartment in Russia
 
Jim Matheson
The Edmonton Journal


Tuesday, September 23, 2008


EDMONTON - When he was excitingly playing goal in the Stanley Cup final two years ago against Carolina, proud papa Jussi Markkanen had the names of his two young boys, Olli and Juho, on the back of his mask.

The boys were on his mind every night, also very close to his heart, but on Sunday in Moscow, the former Edmonton Oilers netminder had his heart shattered when four-year-old Olli died in a tragic accident at their apartment.

Olli was playing with his brother Juho and tumbled out of an open third-storey window to the street below.

An ambulance was immediately called, but it was too late.

"I was just at Jussi's cottage (in Finland) this summer visiting the family ... this is devastating. They lived in Bill Comrie's house in Jussi's last year here. You'd see the boys running around the rink in their Oiler sweaters," said Finnish journalist Jouni Nieminen.

"If you're a parent, how can you fathom this happening?" asked Oilers goalie coach Pete Peeters. "I'm at a total loss for words."

"He's such a good person and a great parent ... I wouldn't wish this on anybody," said Oilers assistant general manager Kevin Prendergast.

Markkanen rescued the Oilers after the first game of the 2006 Cup final when Dwayne Roloson badly sprained his knee in a goalmouth collision. Markkanen hadn't played in months, but dressed in the last six games, winning three, including a stirring 4-0 shutout at Rexall Place in Game 6.

The Oilers chose not to re-sign the 33-year-old goalie, who played 102 regular season games for Edmonton in two different stints. He went on to play for Jokerit Helsinki. This year, he went to Moscow to play in the Continental League as a starting goalie.

"The first Finn ever to play for Red Army," said Nieminen.

The Red Army team lost to rival Moscow Dynamo 4-3 in the hours after Olli died, then the whole team came over to Markkanen's apartment later to offer their support.

Jussi's wife, Sanna, and the boys joined Markkanen in Russia only a couple of weeks ago.

"Just thinking about this troubles me ... I can't begin to imagine what Jussi is going through," said agent Don Meehan, whose Toronto-based firm represents the goalie.

"My associate Craig Oster talked to Jussi when he phoned us, and (today) I'll talk to Jussi and find out about the funeral arrangements and where people can send notes and condolences."


jmatheson@thejournal.canwest.com

© The Edmonton Journal 2008 (http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/sports/story.html?id=57241958-9058-49ec-8e9c-49bc59a702dd)

Condolences to Jussi and his FAM  :cry:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 25, 2008, 08:39:26 AM
Man, that's not the kinda thing that anyone should have to go through.  Condolences to the Juice and his family and friends.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on October 04, 2008, 06:10:14 PM
NICE!!! Time for some hockey!!! The Pens are hurting, but I still have high hopes! Not really happy with what went down in the offseason, but who knows...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 07, 2008, 09:39:47 AM
Damn straight the Pens are hurting! Wow, Jason Smith just made a mockery of Crosby and Malkin. So glad to see the season rolling even though the games are in the afternoon so missed em while I was watching football lol

OMGASS - Canucks Fan! Start the Parade, Michel Ouellet is in town!! Luongo wearing the C on his face is gonna be a prime target haha.

SHIT Rangers looking tight with Markus Naslund and Wade Redden. East is gonna be tough.


I'm all PUMPED for the Oilers - even tho the toughness, face offs, and Hemsky being consistent is bothering me - its still gonna be fun seeing Sourray and Visnosky run the PP straight up the opponent's ASS! Did ya see Steve MacIntyre  destroy that flamer? TKO!! Wearing Pittkanen's old number no less
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et9u0mNLX0k

HEY don't forget. Oilers third Jersey unveiling ... in less than 7.5 HOURS!
(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/8369/oilers3rdjerseyuj8.jpg)
They're saying it's some retro vibe...damn Katz. Knowing how to ring in the big bucks!

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on October 07, 2008, 05:55:28 PM
Damn straight the Pens are hurting! Wow, Jason Smith just made a mockery of Crosby and Malkin.

SHIT Rangers looking tight with Markus Naslund and Wade Redden. East is gonna be tough.

I'd really like to see the Pens make a play for Marian Gaborik. I know it's only been two games, but I can't see Satan or Fedotenko developing into the type of high scoring wingers that Crosby needs. Hopefully our Fin, Janne Pesonen, gets real good real fast down in the AHL. Need some more firepower. (Still say we should have tried to get Jagr)

Jason Smith is such a bitch. Pounds on the superstars, then pussies out once our goon (Godard) tries to start something with him. Still don't know why we're playing two goons (Godard & Bissonnette) at the same time...

Yeah, I watched the Rangers games and got kinda worried. Hah, at least we only play division teams 6 times this year!

I think the Oilers have a pretty good shot at making the playoffs this year. Although, it's going to be the 7/8 spot, so you're going up against the Wings, or maybe the Sharks. haha, Good luck with that.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: WishForFany on October 09, 2008, 03:01:29 AM
Naslund time!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Saburo on October 10, 2008, 01:23:55 AM
Read this story about a former NHL goalie accidentally shooting himself (http://deadspin.com/5061216/former-goalie-just-cant-stop-experiencing-gruesome-injuries).

I clicked on the You Tube link showing him getting slashing on the ice and bleeding buckets.  Holy shit, Batman!  Gruesome stuff...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 10, 2008, 08:48:48 AM
WHOA yeah dude. Clint Malarchuk getting slashed lead to neck protection, what bad luck damn.

Oilers 3rd jerseys looking TIGHT
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7025/thirdjerseyfront3uq4.jpg)
(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/6273/sweaters1ic9.th.jpg) (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sweaters1ic9.jpg)(http://img296.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

Apparently, 3rd jerseys are introduced by MANY teams. Check out this blog:
http://icethetics.blogspot.com/

Shit even, Brodeur is changing his mask. And Roli is gonna honor Fuhr- dunno how much longer he's gonna get the chance :ol:
(http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/1539/57930d15386382.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/57930d15386382) (http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/1539/d2d0bc15386383.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d2d0bc15386383) 
Free Image Hosting by ImageBam.com (http://www.imagebam.com)

Since the CBC was retarded enough to lose the rights to the Hockey Night in Canada theme, they got this contest going WHERE YOU! can compose your own. They got it down to 5 finalists and the winner will be announced this Saturday.

HAVE YOU VOTED FOR THE NEW HNIC THEME SONG!?

http://anthemchallenge.cbc.ca/

I dunno -- it's like they're TRYING to rekindle the original theme.  Blasphemy, the HNIC on a Saturday evening is tradition. Well, here's to the local dude whatever his name is.

SEASON STARTS SUNDAY for the Oilers, I'm tired of waitng!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 10, 2008, 09:47:10 AM
Canucks raped Flames 6 - 0 what???!!!!

Fans booed Big Bert. Ohlund smoked him.

Iginla got booed. Got pissed off and tries to hit nucks. LOLOL
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 14, 2008, 07:30:04 AM
LOL the Albertan won the HNIC Theme contest. Big deal XD

GREAT home opener by the Oil. AVS GOT FUCKED IN THE ASS and Edmonton forgot to pay!! Not too happy bout the Oilers losing all dem faceoffs. No Stoll. No Reasoner. And OUTSHOT fuck.

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9783/garonedm03fk1.jpg)

And shocker Rangers prospect Cherepanov, 19, dies (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=At8wv1lB0_KSy9MevifkO517vLYF?slug=ap-rangers-prospectdeath&prov=ap&type=lgns).... damn. Jagr was there too.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on October 14, 2008, 08:26:11 AM

And shocker Rangers prospect Cherepanov, 19, dies (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=At8wv1lB0_KSy9MevifkO517vLYF?slug=ap-rangers-prospectdeath&prov=ap&type=lgns).... damn. Jagr was there too.

Poor kid. It's crazy, I've been waiting for him to come over to the NHL ever since the draft. I was pulling for the Pens to pick him, but the Rangers were one spot ahead and beat us to him. I felt bad for him because he was expected to go really high, but with all the shit that goes on with Russian players, he got knocked way back. Hell, they were just talking about him on NHL Live a week ago.
Here's a vid of the incident if anyone is really interested.
[youtube=425,350]6AsRGC1UCbE[/youtube]
Sucks for Jags, heard he was like the kids mentor.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 14, 2008, 08:36:49 AM
Chilling almost like what happened to the Wings Jiri Fischer....man athletes push themselves to just even get an inch of ice time. And here we are booing the fuck outta em. Ripping em on radio shows and the net....
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on October 15, 2008, 08:37:38 AM
(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/7523/dominationjr8.jpg)

Go Rangers!  :w00t:

And shocker Rangers prospect Cherepanov, 19, dies (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=At8wv1lB0_KSy9MevifkO517vLYF?slug=ap-rangers-prospectdeath&prov=ap&type=lgns).... damn. Jagr was there too.

R.I.P.  :cry:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 15, 2008, 09:24:47 AM
i think this guy has a chronic heart problem apparently. but the league is too blame. the arena lacked a defiliberator and it took the ambulance 20 minutes to get him to the hospital. i heard this is going to be a criminal investigation now
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 21, 2008, 08:10:43 AM
Makes star players think twice about going to the KHL now....

How bout dem Oilers!! 4-0 BABY!! Gotta get Horcoff-Hemsky going but the other lines are looking good. The faceoffs have been improving. Fuckin Garon is UNREAL!!
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3495/oilersno1yh5.jpg)

SMACKintrye destroying the Flamers BACK TO BACK!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHI3HbabAo8

HEY CALGARY! TELL ME HOW MY ASS TASTES!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sev on October 21, 2008, 08:35:48 AM
EPIC!!!

But they need to re-form hockey fights. Way to often are they more than utterly boring. Ref grabbed a stick tho in this one, he should've whacked them a bit to get their temper up.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 23, 2008, 06:50:06 AM
^ they shouldn't be strapped down. Back in the day, get rid of the equipment and just mano a mano. Everyone's hiding behind their padding like scared cowards.

Tough loss tonite! :banghead:...Oilers finally got XXXposed. 3-0 shut out to the Bhulin Wall! Wasn't he on waivers? Gotta pick it up tmr against the Avs...not Rollie's fault tonite - how can u give up a 3 on 2 with a double minor!?
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5200/nillson280af3.jpg)


God speed Staios - who had to rush back home for emergency reasons.

Hope Crosby scores ... my fantasy team needs some injection! Who got Lupul, bitch got 3 and 3.

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 24, 2008, 08:33:03 AM
lol at the Flyers who are 0-6 since Palin dropped the puck at their home opener.

DOH! Oilers looked good but fuck. 1st line picked their game up but dumb penalties. Avs beat em 4-1 ...BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAI. Always the 3rd and 4th liners score those timely goals.
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9100/capt18358e1323584ed9b19ck0.jpg)

Fuck Horcoff injured too :banghead: Better take a day off and then destroy dem fuckin Canucks on CBC HNIC!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sev on October 24, 2008, 02:45:10 PM
Shit, but my reports says he aint got something ill. Fuck i need him for my ÜBER fantasy team. No injury report at all, just during the game right?

When will they use their alternative jerseys so you can play with them in NHL'09? I think they show them at a specific date, right?
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 26, 2008, 03:32:17 AM
WEAK! CALL!!! On Moreau. The Fantasyland of Myer. We haven't even played 10 minutes.

Glad Davidson got LIT UP by SMACKintyre. And way to bite the Oilers fans singing the national anthem CANUCK BRASS
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 26, 2008, 04:36:21 AM
UNFUCKINBELIVABLE!! Erik Cole gets tossed just cuz his jersey got pulled off. He can't help it if Ohlund is gay.

Best offensive 5 on 5 tonite with the lineup changes but fuck man :/
/me switches to the World Series
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on October 26, 2008, 05:01:18 AM
Man, I'm getting tired of the Pens giving up multiple goal leads in the third period...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 28, 2008, 08:11:26 PM
not even a major line up change can help the Oilers...they sure miss their faceoff gurus Reasoner and Stolly.

At least we got some Steve MacIntyre vs Rob Davison
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUk9ZUwYWX4

way to rock the retro unis last nite. Roli looking like 2006 Run to The Cup but fuck. YOU CANNOT turn the puck over. Keep It Fuckin Simple! Everytime I play NHL 2005, it's pucks to the net nonstop. Hit whatever moves.

Hope Cole and Penner pick it up, show these flashy playmakers what Oilers Hockey is about!!



Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on October 30, 2008, 01:58:06 AM
BIG rumor is that PIT and ATL are talking about a major trade...
Possibly:
Staal, #1 pick, Letang and Satan for Kovalchuk & Armstrong...

All I have to say is, "do it now!" Think my head would explode if the Pens had Kovalchuk on Crosby's wing... Plus, we get my boy Armstrong back.
Hah, probably will remain a rumor, but would be awesome!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on November 03, 2008, 04:47:51 PM
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8025/nhlra5.jpg)

Beautiful, simply beautiful... :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on November 07, 2008, 03:46:12 AM
I CAN'T believe we almost gave up a 5 goal lead.... Once again the Pens only play 2/3 of a game. Well, at least Malkin is back on top of the scoring leaders. Plus, that fuckin' sweet between the legs goal by Satan.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 09, 2008, 01:21:16 AM
^ LMAO. Y'all fell asleep. Given 2 more seconds and Oilers woulda tied it off Gagner/Horcoffs scramled with 0.7 I CANT BELIEVE Sourray just waltzed in shorthanded. He's been playing LIGHTS OUT.

OH! BOUGGARD SMOKED HIM LIKE A BAD CIGAR!! At least SMACKintyre came back and laid the wood to Letang. Now he's on the injured list DAMN! Where's Laraque when u need him?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D20NmaJsGJ4

GET THAT DOG OFF MY LAWNMOWER!!

Time to regroup in the NYC Area. Fuckin Devils and Kevin Weekes gonna surprise I'm sure. And ya betcha ass Baldie. RANGERS GONNA GET SHELLSHOCKED FUCKA!

A happy belated birthday to Erik Cole...who KINDA reminds me of my boy Dan from PR!

(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/6927/coledan3yg7.jpg)

:halo:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on November 09, 2008, 02:51:50 AM
Woo! Checked out the hockey hall of fame today!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 10, 2008, 10:37:48 AM
Horc to the Rangers:
(http://www.imgur.com/files/081108/horcoff-throne.jpg)
BOW DOWN!
WHEN I COME TO YER TOWN!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Sev on November 10, 2008, 11:47:59 AM
I love that pic. XD
KING HORCOFF!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on November 10, 2008, 01:41:37 PM
Horc to the Rangers:

All Hail King Henrik!

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2577/kingfn9.jpg)


Your boys are gonna look like this after the real king stops 'em!

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2343/9bdd375140d1988229857bbuc3.jpeg)

:lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 12, 2008, 07:27:16 AM
Yo...Ales to Henrik:

(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/49/01edmontonoilelk1.jpg)

MAN'S GAME, BITCH! :tama-mad:

FINALLY the road trip is over. 2.5 weeks. Fuckin Canadian Finals Rodeo. Sourray sure stepped up as a Tru Leader. Beating up people in the crease, going for a breakaway shorty!! Hemsky undressing like daigong with a dozen hookers! J.D. Deslauriers is UNREAL!! 40 saves. Oilers WHIP Rangers 5-4 in a SO. It was a lucky bounce but shit -- back to back wins over Devils and Rangers I'll take it! :rofl:

Goalie controversy? I dunno - ship Roli out? Garon needs to get his confidence back. How about a game SHUTTING OUT THE LEAFS. Here's your Captain Oh Captain XD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olCEC_FBmmI


Title: Re: Official NHL Thread: GLENN ANDERSON HHOF INDUCTEE
Post by: daigong on November 12, 2008, 07:36:18 AM
About fuckin time...pretty emotional speech, esp. when talking about Mess :pimp:

Oilers' Anderson enters Hall of Fame

(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/666/011hockeyhalloni9.jpg)
"Over the course of 10 or 15 years, you're going to change as an individual. You're supposed to learn and grow. I appreciate things a lot more."
-- Glenn Anderson


Russian centre Igor Larionov, longtime NHL linesman Ray Scapinello and junior hockey icon Ed Chynoweth also being inducted

Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal
Published: Monday, November 10

TORONTO - When Glenn Anderson told his six-year-old daughter that her dad was a Hall of Famer, she shrugged.

"I'm basking in the glory of this when I go to pick Autumn up at school," Anderson said, laughing. "And I'm dying to tell somebody.

"And when I do, Autumn says, 'Who cares?' Guess what I did today, daddy? I let my butterflies go and they're flying free in Central Park.' "

She's a kid, not a hockey fan, though she did run up to the stage Monday night with a box of Kleenex (a tribute to Mark Messier) but said she didn't want to stay in her dad's arms.

"I want to sit down and watch you cry," said Autumn, who has no idea about the celebrated Boys of Winter from the Edmonton Oiler glory days, but there is a connection between those butterflies and the right winger.

Both flew free.

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/130/nhlandersongretzky600vr0.jpg)

Nobody was more exciting than Anderson, roaring in on goalies on one leg, then pumping his fist after scoring, which is why he has joined teammates Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr in the Hall, along with their former coach/GM Glen Sather.

Anderson wasn't sure if his time had really come, back in June, when told to call the Hall. "I got a wrong number at first, then nobody had heard of me with the second. I thought it was Slats (Sather) playing a joke on me," Anderson said.

It took him far too long to make it, nine years after he was first eligible in 1999, but he holds no grudges.

"It never really bothered me, although I always knew what time it (election) was taking place, because the media would start calling, and I never got any calls the rest of the year," he said.

"It was all about our team . sometimes I thought maybe our team should be in here."

In his acceptance speech Monday, he thanked Father David Bauer, driving force behind the Canadian national team, and Sather, Gretzky, Messier and Kevin Lowe.

"Wayne taught us to play outside the box," said Anderson.

"Glen, I don't know who enjoyed our teasing, analytical conversations more, you or I," he told Sather. "But I lost a lot of sleep thinking about them. You taught us all never to take shortcuts as players. You were a great mentor and guidance counselor and father figure."

He called Messier the "toughest guy I ever played against, even in our own practices.

"But in the games he always had my back."

Anderson was honoured along with centre Igor Larionov, linesman Ray Scapinello, who worked more NHL games (2,926) than any other official and the late former junior hockey operator Ed Chynoweth.

When the lights were on and the heat got turned up, Anderson was at his best. "The bigger the game, the more I wanted to play it," he said.

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9529/nhlgtrophy400ey8.jpg)(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/6247/glennandersoncup5uv5.jpg)

Anderson finished with 17 playoff game-winning goals. Only Gretzky and Brett Hull (both 24), Claude Lemieux (19), Rocket Richard and current Colorado captain Joe Sakic (18) ever had more. Anderson had five in Stanley Cup overtime. Only Sakic (7) and The Rocket (six) were ever more dangerous.

"I hated losing more than I loved winning . that was one of my mottos, the way I approached the game," said Anderson, who played every playoff game like it was his last, not just in Edmonton, but later in Toronto, St. Louis and New York. He played 217 playoff games and scored 93 goals (5th best) and 214 points (4th best).

He played hard and ran over anyone who got in his way; a goalie might get his head bounced off a crossbar or a defenceman might accidentally get a stick in the helmet.

"Me, mean? I thought hockey was a real gentleman's game, you know, no penalties, we all play for the love of the game and there's all this camaraderie," winked Anderson.

In regular-season, he had 73 game-winners for the Oilers, more than Gretzky, Messier or Kurri, who got much higher billing around the league.

He fell short of 500 goals by two, but reached 1,000 points while playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"Yeah, I scored a goal, everybody came on the ice to congratulate me and Denis Morel, who was the referee, gave us a delay of game penalty," said Anderson. "Being the gentleman that I was, I went and served the penalty."

"When Gretz got his milestones, they'd bring out the red carpet, give him trophies. His whole family would be out on the ice."

Anderson, who'll have his No. 9 retired in Edmonton Jan. 18, had many friends in the crowd. Gretzky didn't make it in from Phoenix, where he was coaching the Coyotes, but former linemate Messier was in the crowd, as was Coffey. Oiler president Kevin Lowe, the only other guy from their storied playing days with a shot at the Hall, flew in from New York on Monday. So did Ranger GM Sather, deciding they'd rather celebrate Anderson's big night than watch their teams play at Madison Square Garden.

Cal Nichols, the former head of the Edmonton Investors Group and Oiler CEO Patrick LaForge were in the audience.

Anderson was on six Stanley cup winners, five with the Oilers, one with the Rangers.

Larionov was cheated out of his prime playing years because he couldn't come to the NHL from Russia until he was 29.

"He was a special man, with great integrity . we were all in awe of him," said former Red Wings' captain Steve Yzerman, who'll be in the Hall of Fame next year as a first-ballot inductee.

Scapinello never wore a helmet, got countless stitches, got smacked by the puck and decked by punches, but never missed a game through 33 years and was popular with coaches and players.

"I'd be in the face-off circle, looking at Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Phil Esposito . I've got to tell you, it was the greatest job in the world," said Scapinello.

===

Who's next? Kevin Lowe? Andy Moog? The Edmonton Oilers simply THE BEST!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtuiqSGhfhc

See cause if you forget where you come from, You're never gonna make it where you're goin,
Because you lost the reality of yourself
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 16, 2008, 07:09:35 AM
D'OH!! I had bad feeling .... Oilers lose in a SO.

<daigong> WHATTA PILE UP
<daigong> I have a feeling they gonna tie it up and Oilers lose in SO
<kuno_thunder> such little faith

And so they do. :banghead:

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/460/12avalancheoilershockeyap5.jpg)

Not bad Roli. Good for Nilsson and who the fuck is Liam Reddox?? What a fuckin weak call that was on Moreau - cuz Smyttie fell on his ass? Horcoff needs to get out his slump FAST. He woulda never hesitated on an empty net. ARRGH. Shit don't get easier with a trip to Detroit.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 18, 2008, 09:29:00 AM
FUCKKKKKKKKK. Conklin returns with the damn Red Wings and shuts down the Oilers 4-0. :banghead: Too much firepower, Roli did his best but shit. 5 on 3 YOU GOTTA CASH IT IN!

Pies broke his ankle too. HUGE BLOW.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5465/40oilersredwingshockeymwn2.jpg)

Dustin Penner better STEP HIS GAME UP!! Glad Mac T threw him under the bus and backed up, and drove over him over and over. Guys gotta have that grit. And don't give me that fuckin shit HoRC aint got no grit. Dude took a puck in the FUCKIN FACE in the 2006 Playoffs. He just needs to find his legs again. He's been out since the ALL STAR GAME last year.

Which you can vote at http://NHL.com

AND MCDONALD'S HOCKEY CARDS ARE BACK!! Too bad I can't wake up between 5-7 am for free coffee.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 19, 2008, 03:40:49 AM
SHIT!! Nice way to come back. 7-2 destruction of the Blue Jackets considering they got outshot big time, so many PP it made me pee pee. WAY TO GO!!

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5921/oil2657ot4.jpg)

Horcoff, Dustin Penner, Visnosky, Gagner, Cogliano, Gilbert getting back on the score sheet. My fantasy team been HURTING LOL. Whatta sick goal Cogs had from Souray. Someone Tube that shit ASAP.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 19, 2008, 08:54:01 PM
Check out that sick goal by Cogliano right here at 1:00....Souray is WORTH the shit we was gonna pay Smyttie BIOTCH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRSy7BUEgkA
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on November 20, 2008, 02:14:22 AM
Man, I'm glad we only have to play the Wild once a year. They play the most boring style of hockey that I've seen in a while. No idea how they've sold out every game since they came into existence. That shit's worse than Ambien.
Sucks to end our 6 game winning streak because of a fluke face off win, but whatever. Well, I guess we still have a 7 game point streak going, so there's that.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ctz on November 20, 2008, 07:08:57 AM
Man, I'm glad we only have to play the Wild once a year. They play the most boring style of hockey that I've seen in a while. No idea how they've sold out every game since they came into existence. That shit's worse than Ambien.
Sucks to end our 6 game winning streak because of a fluke face off win, but whatever. Well, I guess we still have a 7 game point streak going, so there's that.

Bäckström is just too good for your guys! WIld ftw!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 21, 2008, 09:33:39 AM
HAHAHA Oilers get fucked over by Backstrom 6 times a year! :banghead:


Red Wings on Pay Per View. Why do I pay for getting :sheep love:
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5771/716redwingsoilershockeyev2.jpg)

No Holmstrom, insert some other Swede to stick they ass in Roli's face ARRGH. Garon came in and played well and fuck, Oilers almost tied it. Souray taking out that fool Lilja was pure "Fuckin Refs, Make a DAMN CALL" fight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHitREzLulU

Look the fuck out, Canucks actually playing well :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on November 25, 2008, 05:32:00 AM
WTF??? :o

NATIONAL POST - NHL: Leafs trade Steen, Colaiacovo for Stempniak
Posted: November 24, 2008, 1:50 PM by Jeremy Sandler


Cliff Fletcher’s apparent final days as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs will not go down as quiet ones.

On Monday, the caretaker GM sent former first-round draft picks Alex Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Lee Stempniak.  (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/postedsports/archive/2008/11/24/nhl-leafs-send-first-round-picks-packing.aspx)
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/998/988510st0.jpg)

Other links:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2008/11/24/leafs_trade/
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=3723639&name=lebrun_pierre
http://news.google.ca/news?q=steen+trade&sourceid=mozilla-search&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=X&oi=news_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on November 25, 2008, 09:11:04 AM
WTF??? :o

That's nothing on the WTF scale compared to this:

Quote
Claude Lemieux signs tryout deal with Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -Claude Lemieux has signed a tryout contract with the San Jose Sharks in hopes of returning to the NHL after a five-year absence.

The 43-year-old Lemieux is expected to report to the Sharks' AHL affiliate in Worcester this week, San Jose spokesman Scott Emmert said Monday.

Lemieux won four Stanley Cup titles during 18 NHL seasons with five clubs while earning a reputation as one of hockey's top agitators. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL's playoff MVP in 1995 with the New Jersey Devils, and he also won championships with Montreal (1986) and Colorado (1996) before adding a fourth ring back with New Jersey in 2000.

His 80 career playoff goals are ninth in league history, but Lemieux hasn't played in the NHL since the 2002-03 season, which he spent with Phoenix and Dallas. Earlier this year, Lemieux played a two-game stint with the China Sharks, San Jose's affiliate in Shanghai, while gauging his ability to make a full comeback.

Lemieux is a longtime friend of Sharks general manager Doug Wilson, who has taken a chance on veteran players before. Defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh played 38 games with San Jose last season after few clubs were interested in the 35-year-old former All-Star.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=394225&cmpid=rss

WHAT THE FUCK?!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on November 25, 2008, 07:55:24 PM
WHAT THE FUCK?!
Indeed.
:mon wtf:



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SJ has an affiliate in Shanghai?




=P
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on November 27, 2008, 09:17:13 AM
Ryan O'byrne own goal MTL vs NYI - 11/24/2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afEB1mK_B6Q

:lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 30, 2008, 07:15:50 AM
^ Fuckin Habs XD Price is WRONG BITCH!

Look out Leaf Fan, Brian Burke aka The Wizard of Oz is your new GM. Where's the parade? :lol:

WOOO. Oilers rip out a solid win 4-2 over the Blues. Just when you thoughts Gagner and Cogliano were farting it up.....Fuckin Backus, running around hitting whatever, he is fuckin gonna get TOASTED. Taking out Lube like that. Horcoff pulled off the Gordie Howe hat trick anyways! SUCKAZ!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpZUs8S98Dk

btw. anyone seen the Sens third jerseys? LOOKS like something from SLAPSHOT 3 XD

which y'all should pick up since Messier is in it. hahaha

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on December 02, 2008, 11:02:52 PM
lol, Avery's such a douche:
"I am really happy to be back in Calgary, I love Canada," Avery told TSN on Tuesday.  "I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds.  I don't know what that's about.  Enjoy the game tonight."

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=258171&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_nhl

HAHA!
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=258182&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_nhl
he got suspended for saying that!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 03, 2008, 08:35:44 PM
LMAO...Fuckin Bettman. Lesser people have been suspended but it was all pre-meditated for sure. The straw that broke the camel ....wait my metaphors. Jaret Stoll had sloppy seconds too. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR8aQCCf60o

I remember he called Georges Laraque a monkey and wouldn't own it. At least Avery makes shit interesting, we all need some controversy. WNBA has lesbian affairs and no one cares!

Good for the Oilers too - don't have to see his dumb ass tonite :tama-mad:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 07, 2008, 06:54:25 AM
BRILLIANT!! 2-0 in Cali!!

BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!! Garon stones em in the shootout AGAIN.
(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8303/jg006edmontonoilegg7.jpg)


EAT SHIT SHARKS/SHUJI!! Roli was unbelievable! out shot 43-17 but lucky bounce by brodziak!!!!
(http://www.imgur.com/files/081207/a76_oilers_sharks_hockey_sja108.jpg)

My All-Star picks:
(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/3982/nhlpicx01ac1.th.jpg) (http://img443.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nhlpicx01ac1.jpg)



Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 13, 2008, 08:13:13 AM
FUCK YOU CRAIG ANDERSON!!  :tama-mad:

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9118/panthersoilershockeyedmwt8.jpg)

41 saves. Granted they were long range "hope for the rebound" shots - but shit man. That was brutal. That guy ain't even making 500G's and he shut out the best teams.

Good to hear Luongo ain't starting tmr. CANUCKS ARE TOAST!

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 14, 2008, 09:04:06 AM
Oh yeah, shuji. Real Season Fool!

SANFORD got nO SONS!! 3-0 shut out!!
(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/4850/ccbe72canucksoilershockgg3.jpg)

Way to shhut em out Roli. Solid solid 60 minutes. Granted the Refs gave us a few calls but it's about damn time. Hard work grinding. Stortini and Strudwick scrapping makes up for that ugly loss in October. Souray was MADNESS!! GJ Hemsky with the goal.

GO OILERS! Rei's on the bandwagon COFFEY SON :pimp:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 14, 2008, 11:49:31 AM
The Oilers Defensive Leader Sheldon Souray was on that NHL online show:

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9864/20081212linksourayry3.jpg)
WATCH: http://oilers.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=5&id=28068

Shit that Crystal chick is a hot mama! :heart:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 19, 2008, 12:40:12 PM
Quote
FREE AGENT SUNDIN AGREES TO DEAL WITH CANUCKS

After six long months, the Mats Sundin saga is finally over as the unrestricted free agent has agreed to a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

"I am truly excited to be joining the Canucks," said Sundin in a team statement. "Once I made the decision to return to play a few weeks ago, the Vancouver opportunity was simply the best overall fit. I want to thank Mike Gillis and the entire Canucks organization for their professionalism throughout this entire process."

The signing ended months of rumours and speculation around the coveted centre, who was undecided on whether or not he would return to the National Hockey League for an 18th season.

While the Canucks certainly become a better team with Sundin, general manager Mike Gillis stopped short of calling them a championship-calibre club.

"I don't think I would be comfortable calling any team a contender other than San Jose and Detroit," Gillis told reporters. "What we want to do is get in the playoffs and win round-by-round. For me, it's the process of how the team plays and the integrity it plays with. I know we will get results if we play that way.

"I think Mats is a great player that joins a good group of players that are committed to winning. I think we are a better team for sure. I am not going to place that label (contender) on any team."

With the NHL's holiday roster freeze beginning Friday, the earliest Sundin can join the Canucks is Dec. 27.

The Montreal Canadiens were given exclusive rights to talk to Sundin this past summer in the week leading up to the free agent signing period. The club's negotiating window passed without an agreement and as many as six NHL teams lined up to acquire his services.

Among the teams interested over the last six months were the Canadiens, Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers.

The Canucks had the most lucrative offer for Sundin, with a two-year, $20 million contract that was never pulled off on the table.

Sundin, 37, finished with 32 goals and 46 assists for 78 points in 74 games last season with the Leafs, leading Toronto in scoring for the fourth straight year.

The franchise leader in goals and points, he has played 13 of his 17 NHL campaigns with the Maple Leafs, who acquired him from the Quebec Nordiques in 1994.

Sundin has 555 goals and 1,321 points in 1,305 career NHL games since he was drafted first overall by Quebec in 1989. He re-wrote Toronto's record book over his 13 seasons in blue and white, scoring 420 goals and a franchise-best 987 points.

In 83 playoff games, Sundin has scored 35 goals and 74 points, with all but four of those points coming in a Leafs uniform. The two-time second-team NHL All-Star also won a gold medal with Team Sweden at the Torino Olympics in 2006.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=260123&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_main

Paying Sundin $10 million a season = pure fucking stupidity  :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on December 19, 2008, 09:54:58 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/geno.jpg)

I could deal with seeing that for the rest of the season :)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 20, 2008, 05:57:55 AM
^  FINALLY. It's practically neck-and-neck-and-neck between me, Masa, and Sev in the Fantasy Hockey standings. :lol:

LMAO Too bad Rangers. Sundin likes the Sedin Sisters better than King Henerik.

OILERS TIE IT UP!!! Fuckin Ducks - finally solviing that Jonas Hiller guy.
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4884/ducksoilershockeyedm106yi1.jpg)
ETA:

First brutal ass raping by Blackhawks. Letting the Canucks DICK-tate, close but not good enuff. Now a shootout loss. Fuck you right goal post.

GJ Erik Cole for coming out of his slump.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 21, 2008, 01:34:03 PM
FANTASY HOCKEY is heating up despite COOL TIMES. Even tho I don't have a steady goalie, drafting those guys from Philly was SMART. And Hemsky is steady.

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/836/fanyasyhockeyyx4.jpg)

KAEDE IS KILLING US!! Too bad Masa drafted Selanne. Who's the genius who signed Sundin?

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 24, 2008, 12:38:19 PM
They played this old school footage of Gretzky arriving in Edmonton for the first time. Looked a total geek, not even a buck 60! Now he's fat with a dumb goatee. WELL What a way to go into the mini xmas break by Oilers going over 500.

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3360/coyotesoilershockeyedm1sc1.jpg)

Got a little lazy! 4-2 over Coyotes. But Roli held the fort. I like how Erik Cole is pouring it on.

I like how Jason Smith scored on his own net...AGAIN.. I remember when pucks went off his ass for Oilers self goals all the time.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 27, 2008, 10:54:15 PM
STILL KICKING MASA'S BUTT IN FANTASY HOCKEY!! XD

Man I was too busy listening to Odango's CHU SUPA PARTY, JPHiP.com's SEXIEST radio show on a Friday Nite - forgot the Oilers were playing!! First time I ever did that in ....since the Mike York/Comrie days!

(http://www.imgur.com/files/081227/oilers_canucks_hockey_johv105.jpg)

EAT SHIT CANUCKS!! Ain't nuttin stop Roloson now!! 5-1-1 since November! Souray got his team leading 10th...whatta laser beam


btw worst third jerseys since the Ducks leaping through da hip one:
 (http://www.imgur.com/files/081227/Th.6a5e23ccc412a1d4630853c8b7e23f99-getty-83372572nm015_phoenix_coyot.jpg) (http://www.imgur.com/i.php?i=081227/6a5e23ccc412a1d4630853c8b7e23f99-getty-83372572nm015_phoenix_coyot.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 29, 2008, 10:06:26 AM
SHIT! Someone give Erik Cole a big slice of cheese!! First multiple point game as an Oiler! Edmonton POUNDS dem Predators 5-2. I'm glad I kept Roli  :P Gagner is also picking up some steam and I ain't talking about :ptam-shit:

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/5497/predatorsoilershockeyedpp5.jpg)

Dustin Penner needs to MAN UP and take out that fucker Tootoo for running Hemsky tho. Fuckin shit man.

Cool dat da Blackhawks and Bruins rebuilding and winning 9 and 8 in a row. It's Miami Dolphins all over again!


Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 31, 2008, 11:23:25 AM
WOW.  :banghead: :banghead: If the Oilers can lose a game. It has to be to the hapless Senators. Not only do they always give rookie goalies, they let em break their 12 game road losing streak FUCK!

(http://www.imgur.com/files/081231/senators_oilers_hockey_edm104.jpg)

Garon was tight but shit man, 38% face off wins. Terrible. Man - Hemsky sure was missed, the PP looked fucked. Weak call on Souray tho, Ottawa got to dictate the physical and NO ONE STEPPED UP except Ethan Moreau. DO IT KEVIN!

All on Wayne Gretzky 50 in 39 Day too :/

Jason LaBarbera aka Oiler Killer is now in Vancouver. Captain Luongo is more injured than once thought? Man..all I care for to wrap up 2008 is

BEAT CALGARY!! :tama-mad:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 01, 2009, 10:52:40 AM
FUCKIN OILERS!! Losing 6-4 to the Flamers. Slump Busters - Calimarri and Iginla 5 pts apiece. APIECE!! :banghead:

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Brutal calls, esp. that one that went off Gilbert's chest and was called back. FUCK!! Souray blasting the puck off the glass and into the mesh and it was FUCKIN DELAY OF GAME WHATEVER! 5 on 3 hurt us bad. Faceoffs are brutal.  LOWE MAKE A MOVE!! BRING BACK STOLL.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 02, 2009, 10:05:40 AM
Great Winter Classic. Detroit is a FUCKIN MACHINE...slicing and dicing the Hawks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBCpYZZh2QM

Conks gets da win!  That's 3 outdoor games in a row. And good for my Team :D
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 05, 2009, 08:40:52 AM
ARRGGH! YEAH!! After beating Big D at home 4-1, Erik Cole - UNBELIEVABLE. Rushing in, making plays. 1st Star deserved.
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090105/r1068794024.jpg)

Went to the Oilers Skills and Ronald showed up!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9DozDttJAg

Erik Cole is SICK!! 13.11111 on the fastest skating, while Sheldon Souray slapped 106 mph. Funny when Staios pretended to slide in and block da shot. Too bad they encouraged "minor league" hockey - I nearly fell asleep while half listening to the nfl playoffs.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on January 10, 2009, 12:34:53 AM
http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/22224-THNcom-Blog-Jagr-says-return-to-Penguins-not-out-of-the-question.html
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Jaromir Jagr said he has no designs on returning to the NHL in the short term, but if he ever did return he would be happy to go back to the Pittsburgh Penguins to play for his former idol, Mario Lemieux.

“I was thinking about it and if Mario would call me and say, ‘I’d like you to play for our team,’ I would think about it a lot,” Jagr said in a telephone interview from Moscow where the Kontinental League will hold its inaugural All-Star Game outdoors at Red Square Saturday. “I would play for the minimum salary. I would play for $350,000 just for him because I owe him my hockey life. I want to pay him back because he has made me what I am…besides my parents.”

I wish...
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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread - FUCKIN SHARKS!
Post by: Assman on January 10, 2009, 10:10:20 AM
^ THAT would be interesting. Jagr left on a sour note.

How bout that fuckin Jarkko Ruutu from the Sens Bites Andrew Peters? Going Mike Tyson and biting dudes thumb XD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVLBUToVM4w

Tough week for the Oilers - with Hemsky out, seems like they don't even have a spark.

Fluke comeback vs the Isles cuz they just fucking suck. I still get a kick over Mike Comrie getting booed here XD
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BUT SHIT. VS The Sundin Era Canucks? 12 seconds decided the game. And then tonite against the Sharks?  :bleed eyes: :banghead:
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Souray, Stortini. I dunno who else got injured. It was KARMA - never fuck with it. They had no business winning the last time. Roloson saved the day. THIS TIME?! Nilsson breaking his stick on a breakaway!?! To start the game!? HOW THE HELL? Roloson giving up a shot that was gonna be wide. Another bad goal that escapes my beer induced memory. It hurts man. Good thing I took it out on shuji - I never back down. Oilers laid a few eggs, just gotta regroup and take it out on the Blues.  :angry:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Assman on January 11, 2009, 05:47:04 AM
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=v1TRXOPL_vU
^ LMAO that  guy with the boom box is SO shuji

ETA:

WTH! Shanahan signed with the Devils. Oilers coulda used him. Grier better step it up, can't get let the Canucks go on a roll!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Assman on January 12, 2009, 10:00:37 AM
LMAO. Bobby Holik takes a puck off the face - AND SCORES!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FLTKCoGqTI

NICE! Brule and whoever that other new guy was? Stepped up. Glad to see Souray back in the lineup...too bad I had passed out.
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A much needed home win for the Oilers over the Blues....THATS FO SHO
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread: Glenn Anderson back in Oil Country
Post by: daigong on January 17, 2009, 01:00:01 AM
Went to City Hall this afternoon to see the man, the legend, the greatest #9 since Rika Ishikawa:

GLENN ANDERSON!
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Jari Kurri and Kevin Lowe, Dave Semenko, Ron Low, and Dale Hunter were all there. So proud living in this community that we get civic ceremonies like this.

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"[I'm] so proud and so privileged to be here, and standing here in front of all of you," he said. "But you guys make it. You guys are the ones that make it happen for us. And thank you. We couldn't have done it without you."

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Here be the video clips, can u tell the part where my arm falls asleep?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6RBXxfakmk

I loved how Lowe was dissing  the Canucks. Oilers best be picking it up. Without Hemsky, Oilers be digging for goals. Brule can't lift the team.

After knocking out the top rated Washington Caps.
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They got sucked in to the Wild's boring ass trap. Never fall down 1-0. Esp. on a Power Play. At least there were fights, Boukroakkf sure got it coming to him:
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Souray TKO'ing Weller!!  :w00t:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvVNBQxYbz4

Loved how he pushed Moreau outta the way. That guy is worth every penny. Bring on Smyttie and the Avs tonite! :grin:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 18, 2009, 02:29:26 AM
GARON TRADED FOR A BAG OF PUCKS!!!! AKA SABOURIN!!



 :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 18, 2009, 04:24:58 PM
^ Better than Sanford! No one wants his sad sack of balls!

Ouch....bye bye Garon. I really liked him, crazy style - shoot out master last year. Roli got hot, and sports is a bidness.
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Edmonton Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the acquisition of forward Ryan Stone, goaltender Dany Sabourin and a fourth round draft choice in 2011 from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for goaltender Mathieu Garon.

Stone, a 6’2”, 215 pound native of Calgary, Alberta, was originally selected by the Penguins in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft.  In 38 games with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season, Stone has tallied 9-19-28 with 53 penalty minutes. In eight career NHL games, the 23-year-old centre has recorded one assist and seven penalty minutes.

Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini says, “Addressing our goaltending situation was a high priority for us and moving forward, we believe we’ve accomplished that as well as acquiring some valuable assets for our organization.”

Sabourin is in his ninth professional season and has appeared in 57 career NHL games, posting an 18-25-4 record with 2.88 goals against average and a .898 save percentage.  In 19 games with the Penguins this season, the 6’4”, 200 pound, 28-year-old from Val D’Or, Quebec is 6-8-2 with a 2.85 goals against average and a .898 save percentage.

You KNEW his days were numbered when he was letting in softies at the SKILLS COMPETITION lol. I have no idea about them new guys. Ryan Stone better be that 3rd line centre Oilers be wishing for.

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 19, 2009, 06:32:10 AM
Everyone came out to retire Anderson's jersey, whatta nite
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All the benchwarmers. Steve Smith! All the HOFers! Coffey! Messier! Fuhr! Kurri! Gretzky! Truly deserved, a class act.

Glenn Anderson is really gay :lol:
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SHIT!! OILERS WIN!  :shocked: With Canucks free falling XD Oilers closing in, now 8th place. Hemsky BACK OH SO NECESSARY. And Captain Moreau gets THE HAT TRICK!
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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 20, 2009, 03:03:06 AM

SHIT!! OILERS WIN!  :shocked: With Canucks free falling XD Oilers closing in, now 8th place. Hemsky BACK OH SO NECESSARY.


canucks love to skydive these days what can i say hahaha
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on January 20, 2009, 07:57:48 PM
FANTASY HOCKEY is heating up despite COOL TIMES. Even tho I don't have a steady goalie, drafting those guys from Philly was SMART. And Hemsky is steady.

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Damn! The race for the 4th spot could not be any tighter. We gonna keep fighting till the bitter end, yo! Shiiiiet, I'm gonna crush daigong like I crushed him in The Anti-Struggle. Once Selänne returns, it's gonna be fuckin' OVER, homie :yep:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 22, 2009, 11:25:22 AM
How'd that happen?? XD

I haven't been keeping up d'oh.

OILERS IN 6TH PLACE!! Hemsky is a beast. I think I even have him signed on my team lol. 4 Point DOMINATION vs the Blue Jackets.
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Man they almost pissed that game away. Look at the moves by Hemmer!! (insert youtube clip lol)

Fuck All-Star break and no games. Who gonna watch that shit? Souray might as well break the record for hardset slapshot else...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl9C0RECk84
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on January 23, 2009, 06:33:05 AM
Speaking of the All-Star break, guess who WON'T be there this year?

Crosby won't play in NHL all-star game
St. Louis named as replacement in Eastern Conference starting lineup

Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2009 | 4:58 PM ET


CBC Sports - Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby won't be playing in the NHL all-star game in Montreal after all.

It was announced on Thursday that Crosby has been replaced in the Eastern Conference starting lineup for Sunday's game by Laval native Martin St. Louis.


FULL ARTICLE HERE - http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/01/22/crosby-all-star.html

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on January 26, 2009, 09:48:36 PM
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East triumphs in All-Star shootout over West

Sunday, 01.25.2009 / 11:08 PM / 2009 NHL All-Star Game
By Phil Coffey  - NHL.com Sr. Editorial Director


MONTREAL -- A shootout to end the shootout.

That was the fitting ending for the 2009 NHL All-Star Game at the Bell Centre on Sunday as All-Star MVP Alex Kovalev of the hometown Montreal Canadiens and Washington's Alex Ovechkin scored against Roberto Luongo in the shootout to give the Eastern Conference a 12-11 victory over the Western Conference.

With four members of the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference's starting lineup, there was a little extra juice to this game, most notably from the fans who cheered their guys loud and long all weekend, with other Quebec natives also feeling the love.

"I don't think it's only now," Kovalev said. "I think they've been like that since I got to Montreal. I don't remember one day that they wouldn't be so passionate and so excited. Just to come to this building and see open practice, whatever it is, or just regular practice, like I said, it's always been so exciting to be on the ice, surrounded by all these fans."

But Kovalev, who won a 2009 Honda Ridgeline as the Honda NHL MVP winner, noted that it was a two-way street with the Montreal contingent of Kovalev, goalie Carey Price and defensemen Mike Komisarek and Andrei Markov, plus Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau, looking to put on a good show.

"Before the All-Star Game, before this weekend, I knew how important it would be for all of us, not just for me, to succeed and put on a show and have fun," Kovalev said. "But like I said, you couldn't ask (for) more. When I heard that I'd been named as the captain of the team, you know, I just said to myself 'I have one more left, to get MVP.' I think that's going to be the full package that I'm going to remember the rest of my life."

"It was fun," Carbonneau said. "Obviously, having this event here in Montreal, it's just a great weekend for everybody. You know, for Alex, Mike Komisarek, Andrei Markov, Carey Price and myself, we couldn't ask for anything better. You know, the fans have been here every game and cheering on the players every game. You know, I knew this was not going to be different tonight."
                       
The magic of Montreal rubbed off on all the participants as voiced by Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien, a former Canadiens coach.

"I don't know if I have a specific moment, but I think that this has been an outstanding weekend," Julien said. "You can talk to any player, talk to any coach. The way it's been organized by this organization, the way the people came to Montreal, and the Montreal fans, and the way they've reacted to all of this has just made this whole weekend outstanding.

"I know from the personal side of it, our players really enjoyed it. They had a great weekend. They represented us extremely well. And, again, I think this whole weekend has been a huge success."

On to the nitty gritty of a game that saw 22 goals in regulation play, none in overtime and two in the shootout, not to mention the ragged nerves of the six goaltenders forced to endure the offensive exploits.

The East held a 4-2 lead after one period, but that was erased in a wild second period that saw 10 goals score and an 8-8 tie after 40 minutes. The see-saw third period produced six goals, but no winner. Neither did the 5-minute overtime. So it was on to the shootout, with Roberto Luongo in goal for the West and Tim Thomas manning the nets for the East.

Thomas, who made a couple of spectacular saves in overtime, stopped Shane Doan and Rick Nash in the shootout, while Luongo was not as fortunate.

Kovalev ripped a blistering drive over his glove hand on the East's second attempt for the eventual winner. Alex Ovechkin followed with a dizzying array of moves on the way to his own shootout goal, one that ended the West's hopes.

As you can tell from the score, the goals came at a fast and furious pace, especially in the second. While the third period didn't have the barrage of goals that marked the second, the West-East-West-East rhythm kept the game close and the sellout crowd perched on the edge of their seats.

Doan had staked the West to a 9-8 lead just 32 seconds into the third, but Dany Heatley restored the tie at 2:17. Chicago's Jonathan Toews put the West back on top by a goal, but Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis struck back for a 10-10 tie at 13:19.

It looked like Chicago's Patrick Kane got the winner at 15:18 on a slick breakaway goal, but that hope was dashed by a sharp wrister from Florida's Jay Bouwmeester at 16:21 which sent the game to overtime tied at 11.

When all was said and done, Kovalev and St. Louis had 2 goals and 1 assist each for the East. Marc Savard had 3 assists, Bouwmeester 1 goal and 2 assists, the same total as Ovechkin. Mark Streit and Tomas Kaberle each had 2 assists.

For the Western Conference, Sheldon Souray had 2 goals and 1 assist, Joe Thornton had 3 assists, Milan Hejduk, Patrick Marleau and Rick Nash each had 1 goal and 2 assists, while Doan, Dan Boyle and Kane each scored 1 goal and 1 assist.

In case you weren't convinced that no lead is safe in the All-Star Game, we present the second period, where a two-goal East lead built in Period 1 disappeared in a hurry en route to an 8-8 tie after 40 minutes.

The goals came at a fast and furious pace against the unfortunate Henrik Lundqvist and Niklas Backstrom, who aren't likely to look back at this All-Star experience with terribly fond memories, with Lundqvist surrendering six goals and Backstrom four.

For those scoring at home, the avalanche of goals went as follows.

St. Louis made it 5-2 for the East at 1:21 with a whirling backhander off a Kaberle pass. New Jersey's Zach Parise made it 6-2 at 2:11 off assists from St. Louis and Streit. Four-goal lead seems safe, right?

Yeah … no way. Souray got one back at 3:29 and Boyle netted his first at 5:14 and it was a 6-4 lead for the East before Evgeni Malkin made it 7-4 at 7:45 of the middle period.

That lead disappeared in a hurry too when Nash scored on a breakaway at 8:27 and then Hejduk scored off a slick pass from Boyle at 9:02 to bring the West within one, 7-6, at 9:02.

Souray's second goal of the period forged a 7-7 tie at 10:34 when he pulled up on a slap shot and beat Lundqvist from the left circle, using East defenseman Komisarek as a screen.

Are we done yet?

Ah, no.

Kovalev restored the East lead with a backhander at 3:36, but Calgary's Jarome Iginla scored the first All-Star goal of his career at 16:46 to retie the game at 8-8.

For some time, it seemed like the goalies would get off easy in the first period, despite the fact the Western Conference scored at 1:16 of the game. Still, it was just 3-1 for the East into the final minute of the first before the two squads swapped goals to make the score a more All-Star-like 4-2 after 20 minutes.

The offensive skills on display in this All-Star Game seemed especially daunting for those trying to keep the puck out of the next. The slick moves, tape-to-tape passes and creative moves really put a premium on talent in a big way.

St. Louis' Keith Tkachuk came away with the game's first goal just 1:16 in, camping in front of Price and banging home a behind-the-net pass from Nash. Hejduk also assisted on the goal.

Ovechkin and Savard used the old give-and-go to tie the game at 6:26, with Ovechkin feeding Savard in the right corner and then burying the return pass against Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Carolina's Eric Staal took advantage of a carom off the skate of Boyle to give the East a 2-1 edge at 9:30, backhanding the shot past Giguere with Bouwmeester and Kovalev picking up assists.

Kaberle had earned boos during All-Star Weekend for being a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he figured out a pretty good way to earn some cheers when his long breakout pass sprung hometown favorite Kovalev for a breakaway that saw the slick veteran use an off-speed shot to fool Giguere and make it 3-1 at 16:34.

Savard and Ovechkin got into the action at 19:23, using hard, pinpoint passes to set Markov up for an easy goal in front of the West's net. A turnover in the defensive zone cost the East, however, as Thornton set up teammate Marleau for a drive from the right faceoff dot that caught Price off guard at 19:48 to make it 4-2.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 27, 2009, 08:29:54 PM
THAT ... was some boring shit. Rigged of course lol. Good for the Oilers Andrew Cogliano getting the fastest skater title! I think the clocks are rigged in Edmonton cuz he skated under 14.

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Ain't no denying tho. Alexander Da Great is THE most marketable superstar. Not Crosby. Dude was hamming it up, making Malkin HIS BITCH!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 28, 2009, 08:45:48 AM
10 - 2 Sabres over Oilers   XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 29, 2009, 09:00:31 PM
debacle of monumental proportions :tama-mad:
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=7V8Cyl9Jo4o

lol @ "We want 10" chants.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on January 30, 2009, 08:11:35 AM
Canucks is falling apart. Sundin is not delivering, Coach sucks, Winless in 8 games and Willie Mitchell and Mason Raymond got into a fight during practice and Shane O'Brien tried to fight Mitchell after XD

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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 01, 2009, 03:34:28 AM
Yeah GET WITH IT 'NUCKS! See Mugen - you can't buy a Stanley Cup!!

STAIOS DESTROYS EM! Oilers beat Wild 3-1. Fuck Backstrom got sent to the showers! HA! At last. Dudes been owning the Oil.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFx3d8Af8Vg

HA! Boogard got SMACK'yntyred.
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How dope it is. My teams defeat the same City's teams on the same day. Lakers destroyed the Wolves earlier.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on February 01, 2009, 04:25:36 PM
Ville Leino's 1st NHL goal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYtLu-dfLsM

:shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 03, 2009, 03:30:50 PM
Fuckin Pekka Rinne stoning the Oilers!

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SMELL IT!! Liam and the Oilers stink it up :/
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 04, 2009, 08:56:57 PM
LOL they retired Graves jersey? Why? No wonder K.Lowe said that when he sees retired numbers around the league - he said they were suspect. Trevor Linden anybody?

BUT FUCK! Another brutal loss by the Oilers - at least the 'Hawks didn't shred em up.. if everyone keeps taking a run at Hemsky and all u get is a Souray facewash. Fucking, gotta ship these AHL fools outta here and get some real grinders. Pisani can't get back soon enough.

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Penner was sure worth da money! :banghead:

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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on February 05, 2009, 10:41:09 AM
Here's another sick ass goal by a Finn :theking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKJlI4ZODlI
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 05, 2009, 08:23:28 PM
Leafs still suck! :lol:

Can't believe they have Trade Deadline Central set up - ONE MONTH in advance. That's Canada for ya! http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=265882&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_main
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on February 06, 2009, 02:56:01 AM
was that a powerplay or was the panthers chasing ass with their sloppy D  :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 06, 2009, 09:59:48 AM
XD

GJ Brian Murray in Ottawa. Miss Muckler Much?

Good for former UofA Golden Bears dude  taking the honors now.

SHIT! Oilers got the 2 points. But fucking lost Horcoff and Gilbert in the process. First Vishnovsky. Now this. How many more AHL fucks can they take! :banghead:

Good shootout win over the Blues - oh so grinding.
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Still - Cogliano and Gagner might WAKE THE FUCK UP.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 09, 2009, 09:32:01 AM

FUCK! at least someone decided to show up.

Getting blown away by the Wings is one thing, no one scoring in a shoot out is another :banghead:

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LMAO Rangers must be real desperate to wanna sign Avery. XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 13, 2009, 02:39:34 PM
JAgr to Oilers WTF?

anyways. EPIC win over the Habs. Too bad MAc T didn't stir shit up with Georges.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on February 13, 2009, 07:24:52 PM
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Florida Panthers will open next season in Helsinki against Blackhawks

The Florida Panthers will open a season outside North America for the first time, kicking off the 2009-10 campaign in Helsinki, Finland, against the Chicago Blackhawks.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Florida Panthers have accepted the National Hockey League's invitation to open the 2009-10 season in Europe, although the team would not confirm in which city it would play the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Miami Herald has learned the two games will be held in Helsinki, Finland, and not the Czech Republic as had previously been speculated.

Florida will be one of four NHL teams starting their season in Europe, with the Detroit Red Wings expected to play the St. Louis Blues in Stockholm. A press conference to announce the opening weekend pairings is expected later this month.

''We have accepted the NHL's invitation to play in Europe, but I don't have any other information at this time,'' team president Michael Yormark said Thursday morning.

``I think this raises our profile as an organization. It gives our players a chance to play in Europe, and I think they're looking forward to that. This will be good exposure for us.''

Winger Ville Peltonen is the lone Finnish player on Florida's roster, and he broke the news to teammates on the bus ride to the arena Thursday morning. Former team captain Olli Jokinen, who was traded to Phoenix over the summer, is a native of Kuopio, Finland.

Peltonen's hometown of Vantaa is a suburb of Helsinki, and the team would fly by charter to Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. The games will be played at Hartwall Areena, capacity 13,464.

Finland has plenty of hockey fans and the Panthers hope opening a season abroad will raise their stature in the hockey world.

''The fans are really excited about seeing the NHL teams come in and play,'' said Peltonen, a fixture on the Finish national team for a decade. ``They know all the teams, but to see them play on their ice, it's great. I think this would help us get more fans there. A lot of kids might just grow up to be Panther fans.''

Florida would play two games against the Blackhawks on the weekend of Oct. 2-4, with games likely to be played on consecutive days. Yormark said the Panthers would spend a week in Europe, leaving Oct. 27.

The Panthers will play an exhibition game against a team of Finnish All-Stars or a local professional team.

''I think it's going to be awesome and I'm really looking forward to it,'' center Stephen Weiss said. ``This really changes things up a bit. It's positive for the Panthers. We'll get some exposure, showcase our players over there. Hopefully we'll play some good hockey and get a couple wins early in the year. I haven't been over there since World Juniors, so I'm really looking for it.''

By spending a week in Europe, Florida likely would forgo its recent trend of spending the early portion of training camp out west. In the past four seasons, Florida has opened camp either in Colorado or Alberta, Canada.

Florida also would lose a home game (against the Blackhawks) during the 2009-10 season, and would also give up a trip to Chicago. ''We have to give something up to get something like this,'' Yormark said. ``This is a great opportunity for our franchise.''

Next season's games will mark the third straight year the NHL has opened its season abroad. In 2007, the Los Angeles Kings played Anaheim in London. This season, Ottawa and Pittsburgh played in Stockholm, with Tampa Bay and the New York Rangers opening in Prague.

Peltonen is a pending free agent but indicated he would like to return to the Panthers for a fourth season -- and have a chance to play in his homeland in an NHL game for the first time.

''It would be really special to play there,'' Peltonen said. ``To play an NHL game in my country would be awesome. It would be like how a lot of the guys feel when they go to Toronto.''
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/hockey/story/901152.html

Must get tickets! :shocked:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 15, 2009, 07:05:02 PM
DO IT!!! :w00t:

Shouldn't they have had Carolina - the so-called "graveyard of Finnish players" :lol:

BLLLAOW!!
That is why they call the Oilers captain Ethan Moreau CHOPPER! :pimp:
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090215/capt_c66cad5d5e2d44f28291f08dad4172e3_aptopix_oilers_kings_hockey_cars102.jpg)

Oilers escaped from LA with da shootout win!!! Thanks ROLI!!    
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 17, 2009, 10:51:45 PM
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090217/6e9_oilers_coyotes_hockey_pnj104.jpg) (http://imgur.com)
            
Oilers sleeped walk through that one!! Good thing Coyotes SUCK HARD! Props to Gretz for calling Hemsky the best player in da game!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 18, 2009, 08:07:02 AM
Good one Sharks :/ Oilers still in #8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIRGtD235aA

Claude Lemieux is still a cheap player. Love Craig MacTavish's "This ain't the Seniors League" BLAST.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on February 18, 2009, 09:00:59 AM
Good win by Nucks. Mitchell's stick LOL

(http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/02/feb1709_flames01_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on February 21, 2009, 09:04:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6EJ5Iwnv9w

Ovechkin is the King :theking
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on February 27, 2009, 07:50:41 AM
Quote
Tortorella named head coach of Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has named John Tortorella as the team’s new Head Coach. Tortorella, 50, becomes the 34th Head Coach in the 83-year history of the Rangers. He returns to the organization after serving as Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning for seven seasons. Under his guidance, Tampa Bay compiled a 239-222-36-38 record in 535 games. He led the Lightning to four consecutive Stanley Cup Playoff appearances, including two Southeast Division Championships in 2002-03 and 2003-04.

In 2003-04, Tortorella guided Tampa Bay to a franchise record 46 wins and 106 points, and went on to capture the club’s first Stanley Cup Championship.  He was awarded the Jack Adams Award as the National Hockey League’s top coach following that season. Tortorella joined Tampa Bay following a one-year stint with the Rangers in 1999-2000 where he was an Assistant Coach and served as Head Coach for the final four games of the season. Prior to joining the Rangers, he spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Phoenix Coyotes.  He joined Phoenix during the 1997-98 season, after spending the previous eight seasons with the Buffalo Sabres organization.

Tortorella served as an Assistant Coach with the Sabres from 1989-90 to 1994-95 and as Head Coach with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rochester Americans, during the 1995-96 and 1996-97 campaigns.  He guided the club to the Calder Cup championship in 1995-96. The Boston, Mass., native spent two seasons as General Manager and Head Coach of the Virginia Lancers of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League (ACHL) from 1986-87 to 1987-88, where he compiled a 73-24-1-0 record to earn Coach of the Year honors both seasons, along with the league championship during the 1986-87 campaign.  Following the 1987-88 season, Tortorella joined the Fort Wayne Komets of the International Hockey League (IHL) during their 1988 playoff run before serving as an Assistant Coach with the New Haven Nighthawks (AHL) in 1988-89.

Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Tortorella played at Salem State College before transferring to the University of Maine Black Bears of the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC), where he skated for three seasons as a right winger.  As a member of the Black Bears, Tortorella registered 26 goals and 52 assists for 78 points, along with 133 penalty minutes in 65 games, and was twice named an ECAC All-Star. After playing in Sweden, he returned to North America to skate in the ACHL with the Hampton Roads Gulls, Erie Golden Blades and Virginia Lancers, recording 98 goals and 160 assists for 258 points, along with 302 penalty minutes in 200 games over four seasons.
http://rangers.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=410744&page=NewsPage&service=page

Interesting choice. I liked Renney a lot but I agree that something had to be done since the team has been fucking shitty lately. Anyways guys like Näslund and Drury better step their game up cause Tortorella ain't afraid to call out them star players XD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRJAOAUJRg8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojN5DFlT9Gw

:lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on March 01, 2009, 11:57:42 PM
Moreau OUCH

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090301/capt.f16de771813d47bf9b828ade098e284f.wild_oilers_hockey_edm111.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: TaeFany on March 02, 2009, 12:40:47 AM
C'mon!! Go Rangers!
Drury!! Start making goals!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 04, 2009, 11:02:51 AM
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Rangers claim Avery from Stars

Sean Avery is back for a Broadway revival.

The New York Rangers put in a claim for the buzz-worthy forward Tuesday and since no team below them in the standings did so by the noon ET deadline, the Blueshirts got their man and the rest of his four-year, $15.5 million contract at half the price. Dallas is on the hook for the other half, roughly $1.9 million per over the next three seasons.

Avery, who had been playing with the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford, is likely going to practice with the Rangers Wednesday morning and could suit up for their game Thursday night on Long Island against the New York Islanders.

Avery hasn't played an NHL game since Nov. 30. Avery was suspended for six games and ordered to receive anger-management counseling by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman following vulgar and unsolicited on-camera remarks he made in Calgary on Dec. 2.

"I think it'll be great," Rangers captain Chris Drury told reporters. "The only two things I need to know and I think the other guys in this room need to know are: One, he wants to be here, wants to be a Ranger. And, second, he wants to win a Stanley Cup. What more could you ask for of a teammate?"

New York fit Avery like a glove in his first stint with the Rangers, who got him from Los Angeles in a trade on Feb. 5, 2007. His agitating ways gave the Rangers energy. He had 23 goals, 30 assists and 212 penalty minutes in 86 games spread across two seasons.

But the team he returns to has quite a different look than the one he left. Most notably, the Rangers recently changed head coaches, replacing the easygoing and player-friendly Tom Renney with the brutally honest and tough-minded John Tortorella, who may already have a conflict with Avery.

As an analyst on TSN when Avery made comments in Calgary, Tortorella said Avery had no business being in the NHL. Now, Tortorella appears ready to give Avery a second chance.

"I coach this situation just like (with) every other player," Tortorella told reporters at the Rangers' practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y. Tuesday afternoon. "I believe in team concept. I believe in a team helping one another and not stepping out, hurting a team concept. To me, that's the way I'm going to approach this situation. I know there's going to be a lot of people want(ing) information and turn this into a bigger thing. Sean Avery is a player coming into the New York Rangers organization. We want him to fit in and play under a team concept. If he does that we feel he can be effective.

"He's a player like any other player we might pick up in the next day or so," the coach continued. "My role is to teach him. To me it's easy because I'm doing the same thing with these guys. Sean's just five or six days behind, as far as with me."

The players are ready to let bygones be bygones as well.

"We already turned the page here with the new coaching staff and we played a lot better the last three games. He's going to be one of 20 guys and have to bring something to the table," goalie Henrik Lundqvist said according to Newsday. "We'll see. It's hard to say now. He brings a lot of energy. He plays with passion every night. He's a really good hockey player when he focuses on the game.

"Whoever comes into this room is going to have to adjust to the people who are here and to the system."

Drury doesn't think Avery will have any trouble fitting into Tortorella's "Safe is death" system. It's vastly different from Renney's defense-first approach.

"I think he's going to love it," Drury said. "No question he's an in-your-face, up tempo player, always moving his feet, finishing checks. I think he's going to thrive in it."

The Rangers and Avery parted ways over the summer due to conflicts in contract negotiations. At the urging of co-General Manager Brett Hull, Dallas signed Avery to a contract on July 2, 2008. As a rookie for the Detroit Red Wings in 2001-02, Avery lived with Hull for a short while and the 700-goal scorer went to bat for the feisty winger turned Vogue intern.

Avery, though, played only 23 games in a Stars' uniform with 10 points and 77 penalty minutes. He never meshed with his new teammates and after some unfiltered on-camera comments he made to reporters in Calgary he was susupended by Bettman.

The NHL reinstated Avery early last month. He was initially waived by Dallas on Feb. 7 and cleared two days later. Dallas and the Rangers agreed he could join the Hartford Wolf Pack on Feb. 10. It was the first public sign of the Rangers' renewed interest in him.

With the trade deadline approach, the Stars called Avery up on Monday, subjecting him to re-entry waivers for 24 hours. Any team could claim him and the one lowest in the standings would get him. It's unknown if any team ahead of the Rangers in the standings put in a claim for Avery.

"You can't give up on people," Tortorella said. "It still may not work out in certain situations, but I still think (until) players mature, we just don't have a handle on that. If we knew when players were going to mature mentally, then it wouldn't be any fun as we go through here because we'd have all the answers."

Tortorella said he was unsure where Avery fit into the Rangers' lineup that he's still just getting to know. However, he senses the team could use someone like Avery.

"We feel, especially in the division, we need a little more jam on our team," Tortorella said. "Hopefully (Avery) can kick in a couple of goals. When he's concentrating on playing under a team concept, he's an effective player. That's what we're looking for. He's really tried to help himself and Glen believes in second chances. I think he's done his homework here and we'll see where it goes."

Ranger waive pair -- According to various reports, the Rangers also placed forward Aaron Voros and injured defenseman Eric Reitz on waivers Tuesday, sending a message that perhaps they have another transaction in the works. Voros signed a three-year contract with the club over the summer and Reitz, a restricted free agent after the season, was acquired in a trade with Minnesota on Jan. 29.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=411926

Welcome back, Sean! :twothumbs
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 04, 2009, 04:09:19 PM
The trade deadline is in 5 hours! Watch TSN's Tradecentre 09 live @ http://www2.tsn.ca/window/tradecentre.aspx
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 04, 2009, 06:22:20 PM
Ain't shit happened yet :yawn:

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6282/nhl.jpg)

edit: Finally some action!
(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/3098/image2a.jpg)

Maybe Jokinen will finally get to play in the playoffs :P

edit #2: The 2nd big trade!
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/1564/image1rnd.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 04, 2009, 08:25:08 PM
HAHAHA Calgary you cocksuckers!! Hope Jokinen chokes! :twisted:

C'mon OILERS make a move!


SHIT I wanted Guerin back in Etown. He went to Pens.

Avery going back for sloppy seconds! GJ Rangers!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 04, 2009, 08:31:03 PM
30 MINUTES LEFT!

WTF?! Now they're talking about Lady Gaga's Pokerface on TSN. The most boring trade deadline ever! XD

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3817/image3fvb.jpg)

Phew! I was afraid Guerin was gonna get traded to Rangers :P
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 04, 2009, 08:38:55 PM
Trade Lady Gaga to the Rangers for Redden XD

I hope Cole stays. dudes the grinder Oilers need now that Captain Moreau is resting his eyeballs.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 04, 2009, 08:49:20 PM
Antropov to Rangers!

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/3592/image4k.jpg)

Trade Lady Gaga to the Rangers for Redden XD

That wouldn't be a bad trade cause Lady Gaga would be way cheaper than fucking Redden :P
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 04, 2009, 08:59:45 PM
Her thighs would block more shots than him either :drools: Antropov and Avery - lockeroom killers!!

Wait - she post-op? :doh:

FUCK YOU CANCUCKS!! Sportsnet.ca is rumored to get Jay Bomeister outta Florida.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 04, 2009, 09:03:43 PM
Derek Morris to Rangers! Sather be makin' moves :theking

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/220/image5i.jpg)

It's about time they traded Prucha, dude fell off after the rookie season.

FUCK YOU CANCUCKS!! Sportsnet.ca is rumored to get Jay Bomeister outta Florida.

He's gonna stay in Florida :)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 04, 2009, 09:19:50 PM
SHIT!! NYR, PHX and shit. Calgary the big winners.

Oilers got some seconday scoring...............
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 04, 2009, 09:24:49 PM
These might be the last deals:
(http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/5174/image6f.jpg)

Aight, time to make my last Fantasy Hockey moves :pimp:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 04, 2009, 09:56:41 PM
These might be the last deals:

....or not :doh:

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3406/image7y.jpg)

I hope Cole stays.

And he's gone! :lol:

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/8044/image8x.jpg)

Edit: it ain't over yet!
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3410/image9k.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on March 04, 2009, 11:25:37 PM
whoa fucken retarded, canucks didnt make a move at all. Fucken Calgary and Edmonton got the best of trade deadline.


Fucking Bowmeester.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 08, 2009, 10:06:20 AM
BEAT THOSE FUCKING LEAFS!! Roli stands on his head for a 4-1 win on HNIC

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090308/-getty-846230780ds011_oilers_leafs.jpg) (http://edmontonoilers.com)

GJ OILERS. That makes up for the shit performance vs the Sens.

Still in a playoff spot. Somebody phone the fuckin Red wings and tell em the Season ain't over yet. PLAY a game or two. How about letting the Oilers blowing you out. Fuckin assholes.

ZACK beating the shit outta some Toronto geek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geJUHU9XYNs
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on March 10, 2009, 02:15:07 AM
carboneau got fired!!! gainey is the new temp coach!!!  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 14, 2009, 09:38:02 AM
Fuck Oilers barely clinging to 7th spot. Can't even beat the Thrashers and Habs - teams of SUCKAGE - in OT. Good thing they hand out 1 point.
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090314/thrashers_oilers_hockey_edm101.jpg)

Congrats to O'Sullivan for finally scoring. Dustin Penner coming off the benching to deliver a FIGHT. Now do it more often loser! :twisted:

LMAO!! Peter Pocklington got arrested. Dude is hated amongst Canadians for selling Wayne Gretzky to LA. has been charged in a California court for allegedly hiding assets from a bankruptcy court. ... (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/week+Peter+Pocklington/1389640/story.html)
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090314/peter392-cp.jpg)
         
And whaddya know. Glen Sather bailed him out! For 1 million. (http://www.canada.com/Sather+posts+bail+Pocklington+jail/1387531/story.html)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 15, 2009, 06:43:34 AM
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090315/_devils_canadiens_hockey__pch124.jpg) (http://devils.com)
551
:bow: :bow: :bow:
      

Seriously man. if Souray didn't score that goal - Oilers season woulda been really over. PP is at 8%  :bleed eyes: Hemsky ain't doing jack shit. Lose to the Blues and the Oilers are done. Even Peckham couldn't fire em up!
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090315/_avalanche_oilers_hockey_edm103.jpg) (http://oilers.com)
   
Get those chumps outta the line up! Throw in SMACK-intyre!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 20, 2009, 09:05:29 AM
FINALLY!! KOTALIK SCORES 4 Points. Shit the Oilers needed that blow out bad. Can't believe the Avs sent out the farm team.

A few more wins like the SO one over St. Louis - Chopper stepping his GAME UP
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090319/cf_blues_oilers_hockey_edm103.jpg) (http://edmontonoilers.com)

Sure beats "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Flames-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa ... FUCK DA FLAMES!."
Flames Face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k7vYZNOu-g#lq-lq2-hq)

LMAO CALGARY!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 22, 2009, 03:11:00 AM
OMGASS! Oilers creeping on up. Three wins in a row...thank god for all those OT cheap points.

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090321/OILERS.jpg) (http://edmontonoilers.com)
      
Finally new guys are clicking. Patrick O’Sullivan and Ales Kotalik with da SO THRILLERS! Gagner man on FIRE. Roli continues his team record consecutive start streak. KEEP IT GOING!

FUCK. Reddox got knocked the fuck out by Chicago’s Ben Eager. Glad the league suspended him 3 games.

Jagr confirms oilers rumor (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Jagr-confirms-Oilers-rumors-says-he-won-t-termi;_ylt=AuhkO6Fn6L90QMP2zQXVk8p7vLYF?urn=nhl,149538) but ... he ain't cutting ties with dem Russians. Must've got an offer he couldn't refuse lol
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 23, 2009, 07:48:22 AM
Oilers still hanging on! Fuck Backtrom! You know shit was going wrong when they out shot em 14-2 in the first and it was 0-0

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090323/f508a-getty-76074275ss014.jpg) (http://imgur.com)
      
Whaddya think of this Ovechkin "controversy" - that he's hamming it up too much? The Canadian Prime Minister ERRR Don Cherry said this:
Cherry Backs Off? Coach's Corner - 21 March, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dOToqVFLII#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

ME? I like it. It injects SOMETHING into the NHL. They are wearing helmets and cups, ain't no one know what / who you are unless you win the Cup.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 23, 2009, 10:25:15 AM
Tuukka Rask Loses His Temper after Shootout Loss (March 21st 2009) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yshV_P4qB8w#ws-lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Finnish goalies are fucking nuts :lol:

Whaddya think of this Ovechkin "controversy" - that he's hamming it up too much?

Shiiiiet, they should just let Ovechkin do his thing. That's exactly what "the coolest game on earth" needs: entertaining superstars. And fuck Cherry for ALWAYS hating on European players :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on March 25, 2009, 08:22:36 AM
Don Cherry's one of the oldschool Canadian hockey dudes that's gonna keep his opinion the same til the day he dies.  I do understand the point that he was making there about not having to show up a young goalie on one of the worst teams in the league - its like Dave Chappelle beating up a kid with cancer at Street Hoops (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1284017/dave_chapelle_street_hoops/)or something.  Ron Maclean just sits there and tries to lighten up the mood and Don's gotta shit all over him like he always does.  I agree with Cherry in the sense that goal celebrations aren't what's putting people in the seats: its fuckin' spectacular goals, hits, fights, and saves that puts people in the seats.  Hell, give Ovie some goalie pads and I bet he'd be able to do all four of those things!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on March 25, 2009, 04:12:05 PM
Peep the t-shirt Ovechkin's wearing:
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/6713/aaove32503jojk.jpg)
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3347/aaove12503jojk.jpg)
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/1040/aaove22503jojk.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on March 25, 2009, 07:09:09 PM
I hope that means that he's taking Cherry's words to heart, and not just mocking him.  Ovie should be one of the biggest role models in all of hockey today.  He's got crazy skills, everyone knows that.  Just like on Spiderman, with great power comes great responsibility.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on March 26, 2009, 07:31:07 AM
this guy scores 50 goals. let him do whatever he wants lol
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on March 27, 2009, 06:43:39 AM
http://www.nothingtoxic.com/media/1238027427/Great_Tits_Flashed_at_Hockey_Game (http://www.nothingtoxic.com/media/1238027427/Great_Tits_Flashed_at_Hockey_Game)

I love hockey.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 03, 2009, 12:48:38 AM
Hitler's pissed at Oilers

Hitler Goes off on the Oilers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss1JTK7JUts#lq-lq2-hq)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 03, 2009, 06:34:40 AM
^   :P Fuck You Man!!! Why not take out the Ducks like yer supposed to!! :tama-mad:

IN ROLI WE TRUSS!!!
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090403/DwayneRolosonWETRUSS.jpg) (http://oilers.com)
I STILL BELIEVE!!!

Fuckin Oilers killing me. :tama-mad: A week ago they were in a playoff spot CRUISING. Whatta perfomance by Roli 51 stops vs the Ducks. Now slipping....but I ain't giving up!! 4 GAMES MAN!! Text message straight from the Boss, Mac T ain't going NOWHERE!! Don't be retarded either, trade Hemsky?? SHIT do the Oilers miss Stoll and Reasoner. :bleed eyes:

Fuckin PIECE OF SHIT!! Damn Sharks defensive shut down. BUT WHOAAA Look-ie LOO Nice Dive Pavelski! That's how San Jose been doing it all year EH!!

This Saturday! HNIC BOOK IT!! Flamers Look THE FUCK OUT.
      
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 04, 2009, 01:16:01 AM
Another death in the Canuckle Organization

RIP Carly

http://www.faceoff.com/hockey/teams/vancouver-canucks/story.html?id=1461093&add_feed_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.faceoff.com%2Fscripts%2FSP6Atom.aspx%3Fid%3D830270 (http://www.faceoff.com/hockey/teams/vancouver-canucks/story.html?id=1461093&add_feed_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.faceoff.com%2Fscripts%2FSP6Atom.aspx%3Fid%3D830270)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 05, 2009, 07:34:12 AM
^ Damn, what a freak accident :/ Much condolences to the Pyatt Family.

FUCK YEAH!! Fuckin Canucks, I was about to fight this dork at dim sum for wearing his 'Nucks jersey XD Whatta coast-to-coast by Sam Gagner!!

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090405/4b2_canucks_oilers_hockey_edm106.jpg) (http://jphip.com)
      
Tough tho, Preds and Stars got OT points.  :thumbdown:

Sean Avery IS BACK!!! to his shenanigans  :lol:
Sean Avery hits Tim Thomas in the back of the head with his stick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md5FtFRM-PQ#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Tim Thomas woulda got his ass kicked!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 08, 2009, 06:45:57 AM
I STILL BELIEVE!!! GO OILERS GO!!! :jerk: :jerk: :jerk:

 :twothumbs 3 for 3 in the fight department. GJ Penner stepping it up. Moreau chipping in with a goal (?)

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090408/r3498582762.jpg) (http://imgur.com)(http://www.imgur.com/files/090408/0_kings_oilers_hockey_edm102.jpg) (http://imgur.com)













      
not... :doh:
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090408/4_kings_oilers_hockey_edm110.jpg) (http://imgur.com)
      

FUCK!!!

Oilers miss the playoffs again. FUCK! FUCK! ASSHOLE! The home losses. The wack Powerplay which was a result of can't winning a fucking face off. GJ Blues. GJ Preds. Fuckin Bitches.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 08, 2009, 10:04:04 AM
4 - 1 Nucks vs LAMERS!

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/245/btlmon19.png)



hopefully edmonton can do us a favour and beat flames so we can win the division championship!!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 10, 2009, 07:14:35 AM
(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/5489/gorangers.png)
FUCK YEAH! Go Rangers! Yeeeeeeeeeah! :twothumbs

Oilers miss the playoffs again.
:lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 10, 2009, 06:10:58 PM
FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!! Flamers gonna get swept this weekend!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 10, 2009, 10:44:35 PM
good, so canucks can take northwest title!!

Atlanta Thrashers' Ron Hainsey's Public Service Announcement about bad NHL Commercials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFUY4IMcTv0#lq-lq2-hq)


 XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 14, 2009, 07:47:44 AM
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/1905/nhlm.png)

GG, guys! :twothumbs
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 14, 2009, 08:48:12 AM
im number 2 -_-

number 1 is haxx0r!!! GJ man, steam rolled the rest of the league!


DAI!! CHEER FOR CANUCKS!!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on April 14, 2009, 08:47:04 PM
I found the hockey thread!  Go Canucks Go!  XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 15, 2009, 08:37:40 PM
Welcome!! KEI!! But I will never cheer for the CANUCKS XD

DAMN!! MacT got fired.    :thumbdown: ..Thanks for the good times...the funny soundbites, going to the Finals. GET BETTER PLAYERS!!
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090415/Mact.jpg) (http://imgur.com)(http://www.imgur.com/files/090415/mactavish_craig_courtesy_260.jpg) (http://imgur.com)

MAKE YOUR PREDICTIONS!! TONIGHT STANLEY CUP FINALS!!   

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090415/2009stanleycupplayoffslogo.jpg) (http://nhl.com)

CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(8) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Bruins in 6

(7) New York Rangers vs. (2) Washington Capitals

Rangers in 7 (OWUT!)

(6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (3) New Jersey Devils

Devils in 4

(5) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (4) Pittsburgh Penguins

Flyers in 7

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(8) Anaheim Ducks vs. (1) San Jose Sharks

Sharks in 5

(7) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. (2) Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings in 4

(6) St. Louis Blues vs. (3) Vancouver Canucks

Canucks in 7

(5) Calgary Flames vs. (4) Chicago Blackhawks

Hawks in 6

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(7) New York Rangers  vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Bruins in 5 :P

(5) Philadelphia Flyers  vs. (3) New Jersey Devils

Flyers in 6

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(4) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) San Jose Sharks

sHARKS in 6

(3) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings in 5

CONFERENCE FINALS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(5) Philadelphia Flyers  vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Flyers in 7

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(2) Detroit Red Wings vs. (1) San Jose Sharks

Wings in 6

STANLEY CUP FINALS

(2) Detroit Red Wings vs. (5) Philadelphia Flyers

Wings in 5

MVP:
(http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/sports/photos/2008/12/30/conklin-ty081210getty.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on April 16, 2009, 01:20:18 AM
Yeh, though you could see it coming with the Oilers losing so many late in the season.  :(  Hehe, not everyone can be a Nucks fan.  I'm horrible with predictions if I were better I'd play the lotto more.  :theking
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: OpsMonkey on April 16, 2009, 08:46:23 AM
Um... I'm not so sad that MAC T go.  Dude lost the room so the players gave up.  Although the players themselves are partly to blame for at least not attempting to show some effort during the last few games.

Anyway... I'll keep my prediction simple. I say Detroit vs. Boston in the finals.  With Boston taking it in 6.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 17, 2009, 03:52:04 PM
Atlanta Thrashers PSA - Don't Make Bad Commercials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBERJOTo0mU#lq-lq2-hq)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 18, 2009, 09:43:49 PM
King Henrik You fucking UNREAL!! :O
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 18, 2009, 10:02:30 PM
ALL HAIL KING HENRIK! OVECHKIN AIN'T SHIT!

Ovechkin hit on Lauri Korpikoski (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGQP3MQJ6L8#ws-lq-lq2-hq)

CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(8) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins (cause Team Finland needs Koivu in the WC)

(7) New York Rangers vs. (2) Washington Capitals (Avery will make Ovechkin his bitch)

(6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (3) New Jersey Devils

(5) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (4) Pittsburgh Penguins

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(8) Anaheim Ducks vs. (1) San Jose Sharks (we need Selänne too lol)

(7) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. (2) Detroit Red Wings

(6) St. Louis Blues vs. (3) Vancouver Canucks

(5) Calgary Flames vs. (4) Chicago Blackhawks
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 20, 2009, 08:30:07 AM
HAHAHA Hawks and Ducks poised for the upset! I LOVE IT!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: jaysonnj on April 21, 2009, 01:53:45 AM
The Sharks could have a 200 point season but they'll do nothing in the playoffs. Just horrible.

These OTs in the Devils-Canes series make me nervous.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on April 21, 2009, 03:43:09 AM
(http://stltoday.mycapture.com/PHOTOS/STLT/734888/23224051E.jpg)


Nucks are rolling the Blues right now! leading the series 3 - 0!!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on April 22, 2009, 06:09:20 AM
Speaking of Ovechkin, I got this in my email today.  Its a couple of years old, but it shows that Ovie and Markov like to party that shit up too!  In Soviet Russia, Lapdance bills you!!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/Kuno_Thunder/Ovechkindrunk.jpg)

And here's his tab.  Nice way to boost the American economy!!  Fuckin' six grand at a private booth!!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/Kuno_Thunder/Ovechkinlikestheladies.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 22, 2009, 09:44:10 AM
Jussi that Jokinen Buzzer Beater? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J5k2HNO_D8#ws-lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Why so serious, Martin? :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: jaysonnj on April 22, 2009, 09:50:26 AM
^
Fucking fuck fuck fuck! Pardon my fucking French.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 23, 2009, 07:53:30 AM
HELL YEAH! King Henrik's gonna be the MVP no doubt! :theking

Quote
Rangers' plan pays off

The New York Rangers' plan for Game 4 against the Washington Capitals was simple: Get off to a good start, fill the middle on defense, play strong against Alex Ovechkin and try to deny time and space for defenseman Mike Green, a 30-goal scorer. Thanks to some good execution -- and a big dose of Henrik Lundqvist's goaltending -- it worked. Lundqvist made 38 saves and the Rangers got goals by Paul Mara and Chris Drury to beat the Caps 2-1 Wednesday night, giving New York a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.
 
Getting off to a 2-0 lead in the game's first 22:23 was key. "They are a pretty good hockey team. I thought it was important that we got off to a good start and we did," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "We need to be more cognizant of getting pucks to the net, not wide of the net. They turned it up and we fought and we scrambled at times. Hank (Lundqvist) had to make some great saves."

Mara gave his team a 1-0 lead at 13:55 of the first period when Brandon Dubinsky won a faceoff to the left point and Mara's shot hit Capitals defenseman John Erskine and went into the net. "I just won a faceoff and Paul made a great shot, looking for a tip," Dubinsky said. "Fortunately for us, their guy made the tip for us, rather than us having to do it."

Chris Drury roofed his own rebound 2:23 into the second period, and the Rangers relied on Lundqvist the rest of the way. Only Ovechkin's laser early in the third period beat him. Tortorella said that while the Rangers executed their game plan, they needed luck, good bounces and great goaltending to prevail. But putting the Capitals back on their heels early and playing defense by attacking and keeping the puck at the far end of the rink were keys to the victory.

"We are hoping to check them  by creating some offensive attack," Tortorella said. "You don't stop them. You can't stop them. It's just trying to contain them as best you can. You have to give credit to a pretty hard-working Washington team and a talented club but we found a way to get a win." "They had a lot of shots but we had guys in the middle of the ice, taking away prime chances," said defenseman Wade Redden, who played one of his best games as a Ranger. "We were able to get some rebounds out of there for Hank. Only the one got by him, so he had another great night again.

"We came out of the gate really hard and established some momentum right away. I thought that was huge for us to get a couple of goals. That was a big key for us tonight." The Rangers had 11 first-period shots to the Capitals' nine, but Washington had a 19-5 edge in the second period. For the most part though, Washington was shooting from areas that the Rangers wanted, while New York was careful with the puck and took fewer shots. The Capitals also outshot the Rangers 11-5 in the third period.

"I think we really went at them in the first period, and the second period too," Rangers forward Fredrik Sjostrom said. "We got maybe a little overcautious in the third. We wanted to protect that lead but overall I think we played a good game." They did but they also know they were all out against a dangerous team. They have a big lead in the series, and they'd like to see it end as soon as possible.

"We have to make sure we continue to do that," Dubinsky said. "It's easy when you are at home in front of 18,200 crazy New York Rangers' fans. They're the best in the world. We have to make sure we're ready to go Friday."
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=419672 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=419672)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 27, 2009, 11:05:03 PM
Quote
Backstrom, Mason, Thomas vie for Vezina

Steve Mason, the brilliant young goalie of the Columbus Blue Jackets, could become only the fifth NHL player to win the Vezina and Calder trophies in the same year. But he'll have to beat out the Minnesota Wild's Niklas Backstrom, and Tim Thomas, whose league-leading goals-against average was a driving force for the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins this season.

Mason could become only the fifth goalie to win the Calder and Vezina trophies in the same year, joining Ed Belfour, Tom Barrasso, Tony Esposito and Frankie Brimsek. "I haven't had a whole lot of time to think about it," Mason said of being a Vezina finalist. "When you look back at the players who have done it, just to be nominated for one of these awards is a special honor. I'm just thinking about all the people who helped me along the way, my family, the players this season, the coaching staff and Blue Jackets' management. Without that support, none of this would have been possible.

"I've never been to Las Vegas and I'm excited to go and see what it's all about," Mason said. "I'll be going with my family and my girlfriend and hoping we come away winners, not losers." The three Vezina Trophy finalists finished 1-2-3 in lowest goals-against average. Thomas allowed a mere 2.10 goals per game, while Mason was next at 2.29 and Backstrom third at 2.33. The goalies will be on hand for the 2009 NHL Awards, which will be broadcast live from the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Hotel Las Vegas on June 18 on VERSUS in the United States and CBC in Canada.

Tickets to the 2009 NHL Awards are on sale at ticketmaster.com/nhlawards and at the Pearl Concert Theater Box Office. Ed Belfour, breaking in with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1991, was the last rookie goalie to win the Vezina in the same year he won the Calder Trophy, which rewards the NHL rookie of the year. Buffalo Sabres goalie Tom Barrasso swept the awards in 1984.

Blackhawks goalie Tony Esposito won both awards in 1970 and Frankie Brimsek, "Mr. Zero," won both for the Bruins in 1939. The Vezina Trophy has been voted on by the NHL's general managers since 1981. Prior to that, it was awarded to the goalie(s) of the team that allowed the fewest goals in a season. The Montreal Canadiens donated the trophy in 1926, the year their former goaltender, Georges Vezina, died of tuberculosis, little more than a year after he collapsed during a game. Vezina had been the Canadiens only goalie from 1910-25 in both the NHL and its predecessor, the National Hockey Association. He won two Stanley Cups and allowed the fewest goals seven times.

Ironically, Vezina's successor, George Hainsworth won the Vezina in its first three seasons. Montreal's Bill Durnan and Philadelphia's Ron Hextall won the Vezina as rookies, but not the Calder.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=420301 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=420301)

Naturally I'm rooting for Bäckström but I wouldn't mind seeing Thomas win cause he played a few seasons in Finland :finland:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: OpsMonkey on April 28, 2009, 06:17:34 AM
Flames again choke in the 1st round. All is now right with the world. :cow:  Woo hoo! Go 'nucks!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 28, 2009, 08:58:47 PM
CALGARY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too good!! I laffed so hard at the Flames jersey wearing douchebags in town!! WANNA STEP TO ME!! Try to win a Cup!!

LMAO SHUJI!!! HOW BOUT DEM SHARKS!!

Told ya holmes!! Regular season means NOTHING!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on April 29, 2009, 03:09:29 AM
Calgary goes down in flames. :mon noprob:
I hope NYR goes tonight.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: jaysonnj on April 29, 2009, 04:13:23 AM
F***********************************CK!!!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on April 29, 2009, 04:38:13 AM
Wow! I wasn't expecting Carolina to win that game especially watching their game play at the end of the 3rd.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Yo Jimbo on April 29, 2009, 05:22:22 AM
Why does everyone hate the Flames so damn much? Even Calgary hates their own damn team like some illegitimate child. Bah... we'll see you next season.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Kimuuu on April 29, 2009, 06:09:33 AM
I don't follow NHL AT ALL, but I can't help when a local team starts to NOT suck.... SO WOOOOOOOO CAPS!  :twothumbs :twothumbs :twothumbs

The Caps will be facing off the Pittsburgh Penguins next.  :O

The thing is, I have a penchant for Pittsburgh teams... I would've rooted for the Pens, but in this case I'll be cheering for the Caps cuz they're finally stepping up and I just want to stir up trouble with my Pitt friends.   :kekeke:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on April 30, 2009, 09:35:26 PM
DAMN YOU CAPITALS! My NHL season is over :thumbdown:

The 2009 NHL Award Nominees

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
- Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
- Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils
- Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning

Vezina Trophy
- Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota Wild
- Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets
- Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins

James Norris Memorial Trophy
- Zdeno Chára, Boston Bruins
- Mike Green, Washington Capitals
- Nicklas Lidström, Detroit Red Wings

Frank J. Selke Trophy
- Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
- Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks
- Mike Richards, Philadelphia Flyers

Calder Memorial Trophy
- Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks
- Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets
- Kris Versteeg, Chicago Blackhawks

Hart Memorial Trophy
- Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
- Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
- Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on May 01, 2009, 07:54:01 AM
Canes Fan and Kid .. WTF - Devils Hurricanes Game 6- Apr 26 09 - (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idzeJU5_PQY#lq-lq2-hq)

WTF?! :shocked
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on May 01, 2009, 06:29:43 PM
Canes Fan and Kid .. WTF - Devils Hurricanes Game 6- Apr 26 09

... what?  :shocked  That should be filed under things "you shouldn't do at a hockey game".
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on May 04, 2009, 08:34:01 AM
Quote
NASLUND TO SKATE OFF INTO THE SUNSET

Proud and classy to the apparent end, Markus Naslund has told his Rangers teammates he is retiring despite having one season at $3 million remaining on the two-year, $8 million free agent contract he signed last summer, The Post has learned.

It is believed that the 35-year-old Naslund, who wore down dramatically as the season and then the seven-game series against the Caps progressed, notified GM Glen Sather of his decision at his exit interview on Thursday, though The Post has not been able to confirm that.

Naslund, whose total of 46 points (24-22) represented a fifth straight season of decline from his career-high of 104 (48-56) he registered with the 2002-03 Canucks, owns a no-movement clause in his contract, meaning that the Rangers could not have assigned him to the AHL Wolf Pack next year in order to escape his $4 million cap hit.

The Blueshirts, however, could have -- and assuredly would have -- bought out Naslund for $2 million during the June 15-30 buyout period. Under that scenario, the team would have been hit with a $2 million cap charge for 2009-10 and a $1 million charge for 2010-11. Knowing that, Naslund simply could have said nothing and collected the $2 million to which he would have been entitled.

But that wouldn't be Naslund; that wouldn't be the man he is, and the classy individual he has been throughout a 15-year NHL career during which he recorded a total of 395 goals and 869 points in 1,117 games. Naslund was a first-team All-Star left wing three straight seasons, from 2000-01 through 2002-03, scoring 41, 40 and 48 goals, respectively.

Naslund came to New York hoping to rejuvenate his game after 11 seasons in Vancouver. But while the heart and the head were willing, his legs weren't. The winger just could not keep up. As such, he would not have fit next year in coach John Tortorella's high-octane system. Hence, the likelihood of the buyout.

But Naslund's retirement -- pending an official announcement, of course -- eliminates that prospect. It also critically gives the Rangers additional cap space with which to work and to accommodate potential Group II offer sheets to Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky.

Without Naslund, the Blueshirts have approximately $37.87 million committed to nine core players under the cap that is expected to come in between $56-57 million if the NHLPA exercises its 5-percent bump.
http://www.nypost.com/seven/05032009/sports/rangers/naslund_to_skate_off_into_the_sunset_167356.htm (http://www.nypost.com/seven/05032009/sports/rangers/naslund_to_skate_off_into_the_sunset_167356.htm)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 04, 2009, 09:54:06 AM
The fuck man! Naslund wants more money?? Or KHL money! :?

Quote
Jagr keeping Oilers in mind

If Jaromir Jagr returns to the NHL, he says the Edmonton Oilers would have first crack at signing him.

Jagr appreciated the effort the Oilers made prior to the NHL trade deadline to sign him for a playoff push, and he respects the NHL club for showing interest.

"I was excited when I heard that Edmonton pushed pretty hard to get me and I really appreciate it. And if I ever go there [the NHL], they would be my No. 1 pick because they showed me the interest first," Jagr said after Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 at the world hockey championship on Thursday in Switzerland.

"I will never forget that and I respect that. They would be my first pick."
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/04/30/sp-jagr-oilers.html (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/04/30/sp-jagr-oilers.html)

FUCK!! LMAO! Can't believe the Ducks-Wings Triple OT bonanza. That shit is going to 7, and it's gonna be bloody.

Hawks are tearing it up too. Luongo looking like Mugen everyday XD j/k  honger
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on May 06, 2009, 01:23:14 AM


Hawks are tearing it up too. Luongo looking like Mugen everyday XD j/k  honger

LOL Luongo fails like this!
(http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2007/10/frozen_inside_luongo_pregame.jpg)

FUck the hawks we taking game 3 tonight!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on May 07, 2009, 03:39:21 PM
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6949/leafsfacebooks.gif)
http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2009/05/toronto-maple-leafs-facebook-page.html (http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2009/05/toronto-maple-leafs-facebook-page.html)

:lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on May 09, 2009, 07:40:17 AM
Don Cherry swears. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNGXFdXAZfk#lq-lq2-hq)

lol don cherry
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on May 09, 2009, 07:53:11 PM
Quote
Coyotes Bankrupt, May Return to Canada

Posted May 05, 2009 9:40PM By Bruce Ciskie

The NHL has worked very hard to play up the good about this season. There has been plenty to get excited about: interest is up, and the playoffs have been wonderful so far. However, there is a harsh reality looming in Arizona. While the league can claim health for 29 of its 30 franchises, there is one team that doesn't appear immune to the economic problems facing so many. The Phoenix Coyotes have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and it appears their future in Glendale is in serious doubt. There is actually worse news than that for Phoenix fans.

Jim Balsillie has put in an offer on the Phoenix Coyotes. According to a media release, the Blackberry billionaire's offer of $212.5 million (US) for the team is conditional on the franchise relocating to Southern Ontario. "The current team ownership asked that I table an offer to purchase the Coyotes and significant discussions resulted in an offer that is in the best interests of the franchise, the NHL, and the great hockey fans of Canada and Southern Ontario," Balsillie said in the release. The Arizona Republic story notes that an effort will continue to find others who are willing to outbid Balsillie's group.

Balsillie has tried to bully teams into the Hamilton, Ont., area for a few years. TSN notes that the league appears to be on to his game, even though this may be his best ploy yet. Much like Balsillie's previous attempts to purchase an existing franchise, the NHL is once again unhappy with the provision in Balsillie's offer that states the deal hinges on the condition the team can be relocated to Southern Ontario. Sources say the NHL is not happy with what is perceived by the league as a powerplay by Balsillie and will wrestle with this matter in court.

The big key for the NHL, should they decide to continue fighting Balsillie, will be finding local investors. If the guy has the money, and is willing to take on what has been an albatross of a franchise for some time, I see no reason to deny him the opportunity. The concept of hockey in the desert never had a great shot at being successful. While they had moderate success after relocating from Winnipeg, the Coyotes never got out of the first round, and they haven't even made the playoffs since 2002. When you're trying to grow a new hockey base, "consistent failure stemming simply from bad hockey" is not a good way to get it started.

As a result of the losing tradition, the Coyotes never seemed to grow a serious local following, and never got enough financial support to ensure their viability. Any new local owners would be taking on a great risk, likely losing money for the first few years as they try to build a successful operation, on and off the ice.

UPDATE: NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has released a statement.

"We have just become aware of today's Bankruptcy Court filing purportedly made on behalf of the Phoenix Coyotes. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the petition, including the propriety of its filing. We have removed Jerry Moyes from all positions of authority to act for or on behalf of the Club. The League will appear and proceed before the Bankruptcy Court in the best interests of all of the Club's constituencies, including its fans in Arizona and the League's 29 other Member Clubs."

Sounds like we're in for an interesting couple of months. Reading this statement, I'm guessing the league has no interest in letting a sale to Balsillie go through.
http://nhl.fanhouse.com/2009/05/05/coyotes-bankrupt-may-return-to-canada/ (http://nhl.fanhouse.com/2009/05/05/coyotes-bankrupt-may-return-to-canada/)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on May 11, 2009, 06:07:50 PM
Ahh Mitchell's hasn't played so well in the past 2 games.  Hopefully tonight they can pull it together and play a solid 60mins.  Go Canucks Go!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on May 12, 2009, 05:43:23 AM
-_- What a bad game.  Canucks lost.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on May 12, 2009, 08:52:17 AM
damn nucks..deserved that lost. blew 3 leads in 1 game. thats just sad. Bieksa and Mitchell sucked hard

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3657/havlat.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 17, 2009, 08:37:45 PM
Man, I'm itching to see a 92 replay, but Detroit is too damn strong.  Chicago's going down in 5, and the battle of the Staals will go to at least 6 games, all are gonna be close.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 18, 2009, 09:54:38 PM
[Mini-rant]

There are a lot of people here in Peg Sheety who are very naive and who still think that we can support an NHL franchise. They say that there's fan support and that people here will be willing to pay single game ticket prices ranging from $60-$75 for nosebleed seats to $150+ for 1st level seats.  Now for anyone who doesn't know, people from Peg Sheety are known (famously or infamously) for being deal-seekers (aka being cheap). Seriously, if people here were willing to pay those types of prices for NHL games, we would have never lost the Jets in the first place! :banghead:

Bullshit articles like the following don't help either, as they just fuel the misguided fantasies of Peggers who want the Jets back.
DOCUMENTS SHOW BETTMAN WOULD FAVOUR WINNIPEG OVER HAMILTON
THE CANADIAN PRESS
5/17/2009 2:43:25 AM

Gary Bettman would prefer to see the Phoenix Coyotes move to Winnipeg than Hamilton, according to court documents filed as part of the NHL team's bankruptcy case.

A lawyer who works for Coyotes majority owner Jerry Moyes says the NHL commissioner told him that last month after he contacted the league to let it know that there was a Canadian purchaser who was interested in moving the team to southern Ontario.

In an affidavit filed Friday, Earl Scudder says that Bettman informed him Hamilton wasn't an ideal destination because Copps Coliseum is over 30 years old, saying "if the team did return to Canada, it would be to Winnipeg."

The franchise moved to Phoenix from the Manitoba capital in 1996. (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=278929)

FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=278929 (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=278929)


Everyone (well, almost everyone) knows that the only reason Bettman even said this (assuming he did) is because he just doesn't want the Coyotes to leave Phoenix and move to Hamilton even though the market AND the fanbase willing and able to support the team financially IS there. Pulling a stunt like this in an attempt to derail that move is just low and shows that Bettman's priorities have always been with the business end of the league, and not with the sport itself nor with the fans.  :thumbdown:

[/mini rant]
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 25, 2009, 09:49:12 AM
^ The Jets could be community owned like Green Bay Packers. Or share a rink with Saskatchewan like it was the Montreal Expos going to Puerto Rico lol

who's still watching the playoffs man?? Fucking Detroit is getting DiRRRTY!!
Nicklas Kronwall DESTROYS Martin Havlat - WCF 2009 [ Versus Feed ] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqanH27U338#ws-lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Crosby vs Ovechkin was EPIC but shit Game 7, come on man!! Right now, gotta lean for Pens cuz Bill Guerin - once an Oiler!! Besides, Canes just ain't deep enough for this run.

Hawks man, plenty of talent, no finish. They'll learn...Bhulin can only do so much.



Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on May 25, 2009, 10:16:13 AM
havlat got jacked!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 26, 2009, 06:55:35 AM
They tried doing the community ownership thing, where the fans donated money to keep the Jets here for one more season in 95-96.  Sure as hell didn't last long, and its funny how many people here STILL don't understand why, buncha cheap fuckers.  "But, I donated $20!!"   :thumbdown:

As far as the hit on Havlat?  Kronwall lined him up sure, but he's fair game if the puck is in between his feet.  I don't like how he hit him with his forearm and followed through, but he certainly "had" the puck.  And what did I say about Chicago?  Out in five.  Canes gonna get swept?  Didn't see that one coming. :O
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 26, 2009, 06:53:52 PM
...

Pat Quinn, Tom Renney to Coach The Edmonton Oilers

:shocked:

Press Conference in about an hour or so.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on May 26, 2009, 07:31:10 PM
^
One, or both? :?
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 26, 2009, 08:29:04 PM
Both, well Tom Renney is the associate and Kelly Buchberger remains:

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090526/bucky.jpg) (http://oilers.nhl.com/)
      
Press conference at http://oilers.nhl.com/ (http://oilers.nhl.com/)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on May 27, 2009, 04:37:00 AM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/300he8h.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 27, 2009, 11:07:51 PM
One more series to go Brad, lets not get ahead of ourselves now.  You know Guerin's got the team chillaxed.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 29, 2009, 10:11:03 AM
Nice! Pens Talk Delurks Brad again :p

BRING ON THE STANLEY CUP FINALS!!!! RED WiNGS VS PENGUINS!  :twothumbs

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090529/_stanley_cup_finals_gfx832.jpg) (http://nhl.com)

I'm picking Pens in 6. Cuz gotta get with the Guerin Bandwagon, old man has taught Crosby new tricks and he sure has changed his game.

Stanley Cup brings the best outta the Americans XD
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090529/Guerin.jpg) (http://imgur.com)
      
So many storylines - Hossa facing the team he abandoned ship or like the one KT was saying, last time there was a rematch, the one that lost eventually won. HMMMMM...which team could THAT be!!  :pimp:
      
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on May 29, 2009, 08:14:54 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates?  :doh:  :thumbdown:
I stopped watching but I'll cheer on the Pens since the Wings won last year.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 31, 2009, 04:10:09 AM
Looking Gangsta Super Mario!

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090530/mh009_stanley_cup_f.jpg) (http://imgur.com)
      
Or Boyband look :P

SHIT PEns getting rocked in the PK. 2-1 Wings.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 01, 2009, 09:10:12 AM
Unlucky bounces for Fleury. This sked is messing me up. Back to back games? And letting Malkin get away with that shit?? GJ Bettman.

Evgeni Malkin vs Henrik Zetterberg May 31, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uudsm9z1GI#ws-lq-lq2-hq-vhq-hd)

Wings up 2-0 ... SHIT!

What a bad Finals already :thumbsdown:

on a positive note!! Copped me some Oilers Swag at the annual Locker Room Sale! (http://oilers.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=361703&page=NewsPage&service=page)

Met Fernando Pisani!
 (http://www.imgur.com/files/090601/Th.30-05-09_1223.jpg) (http://www.imgur.com/i.php?i=090601/30-05-09_1223.jpg)

(http://img228.imagevenue.com/loc215/th_34656_DSC04715_122_215lo.JPG) (http://img228.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=34656_DSC04715_122_215lo.JPG)(http://img159.imagevenue.com/loc546/th_34658_DSC04716_122_546lo.JPG) (http://img159.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=34658_DSC04716_122_546lo.JPG)(http://img206.imagevenue.com/loc56/th_34661_DSC04718_122_56lo.JPG) (http://img206.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=34661_DSC04718_122_56lo.JPG)
(http://img157.imagevenue.com/loc842/th_34663_DSC04719_122_842lo.JPG) (http://img157.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=34663_DSC04719_122_842lo.JPG)

couple of T-shirts, hats, foam fingers. Used Hockey Gloves for Gaki-san. This huuuuge ass equipment bag - 3.5 feet long! Bunch of used hockey socks for 10 bucks a pop, perfect for da boyz! Got Fernando Pisani to sign one, plus got a shout out for KT lol
(http://img201.imagevenue.com/loc375/th_34654_DSC04714_122_375lo.JPG) (http://img201.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=34654_DSC04714_122_375lo.JPG)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on June 02, 2009, 11:54:35 PM
lol thats what european players fight. they undresses each other  :cow:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 03, 2009, 08:20:12 AM
A little bit of AHL action? Jason Jaffrey scores the game winning goal with less than a minute to go in game 2 of the Calder Cup final.  Courtesy of ... me!
Jaffrey scores winning goal, game 2 AHL Calder Cup Final Winnipeg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UR-nnoAM00#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 04, 2009, 08:22:32 PM
^ NICE!! Look at the crowd :D someone's hair gets in the way :lol: Moose getting back innit!

And just as Pittsburgh got back into the series. Fuckin Crosby with 1 Assist. This is your time to shine man!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 05, 2009, 05:12:06 AM
 :rockon:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/d7be64e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 05, 2009, 08:37:42 PM
Fuck you Hossa!  XD

http://www.post-gazette.com/icehouse/hossa.asp (http://www.post-gazette.com/icehouse/hossa.asp)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 07, 2009, 05:45:14 AM
Now that one hurt... Like physically hurt...
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 07, 2009, 06:37:03 AM
HARD MAN. Just when they been saying Detroits old and tired they pull a Datsyuk outta their ass. Here's hoping Pittsburgh gets it to GAME SEVEN!!! Nice to see Garon show up...XD
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090607/GARON_stanley_cup_f.jpg) (http://nhl.com)

Reminds me of what Ray Ferraro on Jim Rome show said about Mark Messier and leadership. "guy was ripped, Greek dog, was the alpha dog. stereo was on, it was mark's music. his personality, right word at the right time. very little. screaming. dominant personality." They never took a step backwards...Sid's got 1 assist.

Ray Ferraro best  leaders he played with - Messier + Yzerman

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on June 07, 2009, 10:15:09 AM
five zip whuuuuut! wings baby
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 10, 2009, 12:37:57 AM
If you don't wanna ever be in this photograph again, shit's gotta happen kid.  Lets do this thing!  Make Rimouski proud boy!
http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=2&id=21589 (http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=2&id=21589)

And I don't blame Dan Heatley for wanting out of Ottawa at all, its just a matter of time.  Perhaps the Oilers would be looking to pick him up?
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 12, 2009, 11:04:26 AM
GAME 7! :twothumbs

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Kiprusoff save voted NHL Play of the Year by the fans

1,230 regular season NHL games. 20 incredible plays. Over 145,000 votes. But just one winner of the inaugural TSN.ca NHL Play of the Year Showdown.

After a back-and-forth final matchup with Anaheim's Bobby Ryan that saw both highlight-reel plays alternate the lead, Miikka Kiprusoff's amazing, diving paddle save on Kyle Wellwood has been voted the 2008-09 NHL Play of the Year.  Kiprusoff garnered 55% of the over 50,000 votes cast in the final to claim the title. But make no mistake, it was no cake walk.

At one point, Ryan held a healthy lead over Kipper and appeared poised to pull off yet another upset. It was Ryan, after all, who thumped the heavily favoured Alex Ovechkin in the semi-finals. In the end, however, Kipper proved to be unstoppable as the fans agreed with TSN NHL Insider Bob McKenzie in awarding the netminder's save the NHL Play of the Year.

Be sure to check out the bracket below for the complete picture and watch the video in the right media bar to see the how Kipper earned the Play of the Year.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=276957 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=276957)

Miikka Kiprusoff Robs Kyle Wellwood HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv6I2HjWfaA#ws-lq-lq2-hq-vhq)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 13, 2009, 04:37:19 AM
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ARE THE 2009 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!

Poor Hossa... :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 13, 2009, 06:00:30 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/SID1.jpg)

Someone please find a picture of Hossa loosing for me
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on June 13, 2009, 06:14:45 AM
I'm sure Marian Hossa is going to go home and cry on his cock shaped pillow.  Proud of those boys!

In other news, the Manitoba Moose lost game 6 in the Calder Cup finals tonight as well.  So, a somewhat bittersweet hockey day for me.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on June 13, 2009, 06:59:59 AM
I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!

Pens pulled it out baby!! Crosby got the Cup and it feels good :)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 13, 2009, 03:45:43 PM
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Hossa: no regrets for leaving Pens
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5820/hossaleavesap400.jpg)

DETROIT -- The only thing Marian Hossa would like to change is the final result of Game 7.

After watching his former teammates celebrate with the Stanley Cup on Friday night, Hossa wasn't feeling any regret about his decision to sign with the Detroit Red Wings last summer. He bolted Pittsburgh to win a championship in Motown but is going to have to wait at least one more year to achieve that goal. "Regret? I don't regret it," Hossa said after a 2-1 loss to the Penguins in Game 7. "It could be different circumstances if I sign in Pittsburgh, they probably couldn't sign some other players and they'd be a different team.

"We could sit here for hours discussing this, but it would be a different team and it could be different things." Hossa looked like a different player during this Stanley Cup. The talented winger didn't even score a goal during the final and admitted that the pressure of playing the Penguins got to him. He was asked about it repeatedly over the past couple weeks.

"Whether you like it or not, there's lots of pressure," said Hossa. "You learn when the pressure is on and you learn how to handle it. It's squeezing you. It's a pretty tough one, I tried to battle hard but I couldn't get anything done offensively." He had been one of the rallying points for a Red Wings team that has done a lot of winning in recent years. Forward Kirk Maltby, a four-time Stanley Cup champion, said he felt bad that they couldn't get another for Hossa.

After going up 2-0 in this series, the Red Wings lost four of five games to the upstart Penguins. The offence went particularly dry in Games 6 and 7, when they scored just two goals combined on goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. "It's not from a lack of effort," said Maltby. "They block a lot of shots, they clog it up."

Even though there wasn't any excuses being made in the Red Wings dressing room, it's hard to ignore the fact that a little luck wasn't on their side. They had to play without Hart Trophy finalist Pavel Datsyuk and star defencemen Nicklas Lidstrom and Brian Rafalski for stretches during these playoffs. On top of that, fatigue might have caught up to them in the final.

"I thought we looked out of gas pretty much all series," said coach Mike Babcock. "I thought we competed, and I thought we tried. But I never thought we got to the level we'd have liked to." They'll spend plenty of time going over what went wrong.

A year ago, the Red Wings celebrated a championship win over Hossa's Penguins on the road at Mellon Arena. As the Detroit players came out for interviews in their dressing room at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, the Penguins could clearly be heard partying it up on their ice. It was a strange feeling for a franchise that had won four straight Stanley Cup since last losing one in 1995. "You learn from this too," said Henrik Zetterberg, one of many Wings who shaved his playoff beard before speaking to the media. "We had our win last year -- now we're on the other side. It's going to make us stronger.

"We've got a great group of guys here, everybody's going to build and learn from this." Hossa is an unrestricted free agent again this summer and hopes to remain in Detroit. Even though the season ended with disappointment, it was one of the best of his career.

"I still had a great year in this organization," said Hossa. "Great guys, great people around. It could go both ways, just one goal makes a difference. You score one more and you celebrate. "Sometimes that life and you just have to move on. It's a great life experience."
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2009/06/13/hossa_no_regrets/ (http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2009/06/13/hossa_no_regrets/)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 13, 2009, 09:27:51 PM
No regrets...bullshit. :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 14, 2009, 12:42:56 PM
:lol: HOssa you fucking Moron of the NHL Award Goes to him!

Talk about a day of upsets! Congrats Pens!! Mario getting drunk, I loved that. And Bill Guerin & Garon & Sykora! Oh so close with the Oilers.

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090613/uins_red_wings_hockey_mimh148.jpg) (http://nhl.com)

(http://www.imgur.com/files/090614/capt_e7f81b58c6c548b5ac1a0f2744604f2e_stanley_cup_penguins_red_wings_hockey_mimh176.jpg) (http://nhl.com)
      

I like this win. Great for the NHL. Too bad they fucked up the schedule. Fuck that shit about "84 Oilers" - they ain't got no Messier!!! End of Story.

The Red Wings are a model franchise - don't care too much for Franzen and Holmstrom, but grit and skill is what a team needs.

Crosby sure didn't get the stats but props for him manning up and coming back in the third whereas some would just hide **COUGH Pittkanen**

SO COME ON KATZ!! Get Heatley!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on June 14, 2009, 10:49:09 PM
lol lemieux fucken alchy
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 15, 2009, 09:16:16 AM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9742/etumario1spjk.jpg)

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3748/etusmario1spjk.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on June 15, 2009, 09:39:19 PM
Went to the parade today. Good times.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/sidcup.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/cup.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: zoolander on June 16, 2009, 06:50:24 AM
I'm still in anger mode. All the sudden Fleury decided to play his ass off on the road. :banghead:

Congrats to the Pens though.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 20, 2009, 11:39:39 AM
2009 awards: Finalists and winners

HART MEMORIAL TROPHY
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

VEZINA TROPHY
Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota Wild
Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets
Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins

JAMES NORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY
Mike Green, Washington Capitals
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY
Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks
Kris Versteeg, Chicago Blackhawks
Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets

LADY BYNG MEMORIAL TROPHY
Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils
Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY
Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks
Mike Richards, Philadelphia Flyers
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

JACK ADAMS AWARD
Todd McLellan, San Jose Sharks
Andy Murray, St. Louis Blues
Claude Julien, Boston Bruins

LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

MASTERTON TROPHY
Chris Chelios, Detroit Red Wings
Richard Zednik, Florida Panthers
Steve Sullivan, Nashville Predators
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 23, 2009, 10:12:34 PM
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Leetch joins immortals in Hall of Fame

Rangers legend first U.S.-born defenseman to earn highest hockey honor

It's official. Rangers great Brian Leetch is in the Hockey Hall of Fame. In a conference call on Tuesday afternoon, the Hall of Fame Selection Committee announced that Leetch would be part of the 2009 Hall induction class, along with Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille and Steve Yzerman, who were all inducted in the Players' category. Also entering the Hall is New Jersey Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello, who was added in the Builders' Category.

Leetch, who grew up in Cheshire, Conn., becomes the only Rangers draft pick other than Brad Park to earn hockey's highest honor. He is also the first U.S.-born defenseman in the Hall and only the second with American citizenship, following Rod Langway. Leetch, who took part in the selection announcement conference call on Tuesday afternoon, said he was "humbled" by the honor of entering the Hall.

Leetch, whose No. 2 was retired by the Rangers organization on Jan. 24, 2008, is now a member of both the Hockey Hall of Fame and the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, which he entered last year. He is the 45th former Rangers player to be selected to the Hall, while Robitaille, who spent two years as Leetch's teammate in the mid-1990s, brings the total to 46. The 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Nov. 9 at the Hall's home in Toronto.
http://rangers.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=431505 (http://rangers.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=431505)

:twothumbs
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on June 23, 2009, 10:15:52 PM
GJ Leetch!!! We'll forget about that stint with the Leafs!

Hoollly shit what a HOF class. 600 Goal scorers. All classy funny guys.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on June 23, 2009, 11:58:00 PM
Leetch is definitely deserving of the honour of getting into the HOF. The guy almost single-handedly redefined what it meant to be a defenceman. :thumbsup



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Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Mike Babcock will coach Team Canada in 2010 Olympics, source says

By: Chris Johnston And Stephanie Levitz, THE CANADIAN PRESS - 23/06/2009 7:20 PM

Mike Babcock doesn't officially get the nod as Olympic coach until Thursday but he already has Wayne Gretzky's support.

The Detroit Red Wings coach is to be named coach on Thursday at a Hockey Canada news conference in Montreal, a source confirmed to The Canadian Press.

Gretzky likes the selection.

"Being in Detroit, such a great hockey city, he understands the scenario that they're under," Gretzky, speaking at a Samsung Olympic sponsorship event in Vancouver, said Tuesday of the players who will represent Canada at the 2010 Games.

"I don't think the players who haven't played an Olympic Games, till they see it, understand the microscope they will be under, fortunately they have guys like Jarome (Iginla), guys who have been through this before, and although those guys have been through this before I don't think anyone is going to be able to understand the magnitude of how important this is to Canadians being that it is in Vancouver and in Canada."

Iginla, who was at the same event, was also positive about the Babcock move.

"He's been extremely successful through his career and also he's coached as a front-runner," Iginla said. "Detroit has four seasons of 50 wins-plus and Stanley Cup and everybody is chasing them down and I think that there's some similarities with coaching Canada.

"Everyone is always trying to knock them off, everyone is always trying to knock the Red Wings off, same with Canada, everyone wants to beat them and is gunning for them so I think there is definitely some similarities there."

Babcock, 46, has a career coaching record of 282-139-71 in the NHL with 58 post-season victories.

Babcock has lobbied for the head coaching job with the Canadian Olympic team for a while. Immediately after winning the Cup in Pittsburgh in 2008, Babcock went to Steve Yzerman and asked how to apply. Yzerman, who wasn't yet officially in charge of Team Canada at that point, said they already assumed he wanted it.

Yzerman wouldn't confirm Babcock's hiring Tuesday.

"I really haven't talked to anybody (in the media) about it," Yzerman said on a conference call after he was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. "We'll announce the entire staff Thursday in Montreal."

Canada won the gold medal in Salt Lake City in 2002 under Pat Quinn, but struggled in Turin four years later, losing to Russia in the quarter-finals. Quinn also coached that team.

Babcock brings some impressive international credentials to the job. He led Canada to gold at the 2004 world championships, going 7-1-1 and beating Sweden in the final. He also helped the Canadians win gold at the 1997 world junior championships.

Babcock's 2010 team will likely be led by Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby, who played a part in preventing him from winning consecutive Stanley Cups earlier this month.

Columbus Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock is expected to be on Babcock's staff.
LINK - http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/hockey/Mike-Babcock-will-coach-Team-Canada-in-2010-Olympics_-source-says.html (http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/hockey/Mike-Babcock-will-coach-Team-Canada-in-2010-Olympics_-source-says.html)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on June 27, 2009, 05:43:12 PM
Quote
PANTHERS TRADE BOUWMEESTER'S RIGHTS TO FLAMES

6/27/2009 11:21:49 AM

Jay Bouwmeester's days in Florida are over. The Panthers have traded the 25-year-old star defenceman's rights to the Calgary Flames for the rights to blueliner Jordan Leopold and a third round pick. Despite trade rumours that swirled around him on deadline day, Bouwmeester, 25, remained in Florida, playing out the final year of his contract, which allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent at season's end.

The native of Edmonton, Alberta played his entire six-year career with the Panthers after being selected third overall by the club in 2002. He had 15 goals and 27 assists in 82 games this season. Leopold, 28, was a second round (44th overall) draft pick of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1999. In 355 NHL games, the Golden Valley, Minnesota, native has 29 goals and 80 assists with a minus- 15 rating. Leopold is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=283033 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=283033)

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DUCKS SHIP DEFENCEMAN PRONGER TO FLYERS

6/26/2009 9:53:04 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have traded defenceman Chris Pronger and forward Ryan Dingle to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenceman Luca Sbisa, forward Joffrey Lupul, two first-round picks and a conditional third-round pick in 2010 or 2011. The Pronger trade comes following reports that Ducks' defenceman Scott Niedermayer will return for the 2009-2010 season.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=282981 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=282981)

2009 Draft 1st round:
http://www.tsn.ca/draftcentre/feature/?id=9157 (http://www.tsn.ca/draftcentre/feature/?id=9157)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 01, 2009, 07:26:48 AM
WHOOOOOOOOO! JULY 1ST! :w00t:
Quote
Canadiens grab Gomez from Rangers in 7-player deal

Tuesday, 06.30.2009 / 6:27 PM / News

Glen Sather and Bob Gainey started discussing their wants and needs when they sat together at a dinner on June 22. The respective general managers for the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens continued the discussion at the Entry Draft. Finally, at roughly 3 p.m. ET Tuesday, they consummated a trade that seemingly helps both sides. The Rangers sent Scott Gomez and his hefty contract that still has five years and more than $30 million left on it to Montreal in exchange for Long Island, N.Y. native Christopher Higgins, who is a restricted free agent, but is likely to sign with the Rangers.

Montreal also sent the Rangers 2007 first-round draft pick Ryan McDonagh, Pavel Valentenko and the rights to Doug Janik to New York while the Rangers gave up Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto. The Rangers may view this trade as a salary dump to free up room to make another trade or to go on a shopping spree Wednesday. Dany Heatley is reportedly seeking a trade out of Ottawa and Senators GM Bryan Murray is listening to offers. Rangers GM Glen Sather said during a 5:45 p.m. ET conference call that since the trade was announced he had fielded three calls.

"It doesn't take very long for people to recognize that you're going to make some changes," Sather said. Sather praised Gomez, but also seemed relieved to get rid of the veteran center's contract, which he signed two years ago on the same day as Chris Drury. It was supposed to be a changing of the guard in New York, but the Rangers won only one playoff round with Gomez.

"It gives us a lot more options, more availability to do other things," Sather said. "We're not up against the cap now. We have lots of cap room. It just makes the options more inviting to us. I'm not sure what is going to happen. We also have depth with some of the kids we have in the minors. Torts (coach John Tortorella) has talked about the young guys and we wanted to make some room for them so we did."

The Canadiens, meanwhile, were the perfect trading partners for the Rangers. They were in the market for a center of Gomez's ilk and while they tendered a qualifying offer to Higgins, they obviously viewed him as expendable.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=432360 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=432360)

Sather you magnificent bastard! :twothumbs

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Flames sign Bouwmeester to multiyear deal

Tuesday, 06.30.2009 / 8:36 PM / News

Calgary, Alberta - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter had a narrow window of opportunity to sign Jay Bouwmeester after acquiring negotiatiing rights to the free-agent defenseman from Florida on Saturday. He beat the clock on free agency by signing Bouwmeester to a multiyear contract on Tuesday, hours before the start of free agency. "Jay is one of the most complete defenseman in the game, and we are very pleased to have reached an agreement that will make him an important component of the Calgary Flames success," Sutter said. "We identified Jay as the priority player where we were going to focus our money. We wanted an opportunity a few days in advance of the deadline, and that’s why we made the move we did this past weekend."

Bouwmeester, a native of Edmonton, had 15 goals and 27 assists in 2008-09, his sixth season with the Panthers, who took him with the third selection in the 2002 Entry Draft. The 6-foot-4, 213-pound defenseman has 203 points in 471 career NHL games, all with Florida. Then-GM Jacques Martin opted not to deal Bouwmeester at the trade deadline, hoping he could help the Panthers make the playoffs for the first time since 2000. But Florida came up short, and Bouwmeester told the Panthers he wanted to play in a more-traditional hockey market. Calgary acquired his rights on Saturday morning for the rights to free-agent defenseman Jordan Leopold and a third-round draft pick.

By Monday, Sutter and Bouwmeester's agent were talking, and they reached an agreement a day before the start of free agency. "I am happy to have this deal done as Calgary was a team I was very interested in playing for. I was encouraged by the commitment Calgary showed by acquiring me prior to July 1," Bouwmeester said. "I am familiar with some of the players and believe we have a strong club that is poised to make the next step in becoming a championship club. I look forward to contributing to that success." The Flames will introduce Bouwmeester at a news conference on Wednesday.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=432336 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=432336)

[08:11] <daigong> YEEEEAAHH!! HEATLEY ALMOST MAYBE AN OILER!
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Report: Heatley Rejects Trade to Edmonton

Wednesday, 07.01.2009 / 12:46 AM / News

Forward refuses to waive no-trade clause, blocks move to Oilers

Hours after reporting the Ottawa Senators had traded disgruntled forward Dany Heatley to the Edmonton Oilers, TSN and Sportnet.ca are now reporting that the deal is on hold, with TSN's Bob McKenzie stating that Heatley has refused to waive his no-trade clause. The agreed-upon deal reportedly would have sent forwards Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Penner and defenseman Ladislav Smid to Ottawa.

Heatley had requested a trade from Ottawa, but such a move would require him to waive his no-trade clause for any potential deal to be finalized. Last season, Heatley tallied 39 goals and 33 assists in 82 games. He had back-to-back 50 goal seasons in 2005-06 and 2006-07. With the deal off, Ottawa is now responsible for a $4 million bonus due to Heatley on July 1.

Penner, 26, has been a disappointment for the Oilers after signing as a free agent from Anaheim two seasons ago. Penner scored 17 goals and 20 assists in 78 games last season. Cogliano was the Oilers' first-round pick in 2005. He scored 18 goals and 20 assists last season. Smid, 23, has played three-seasons in the NHL. Last year, he picked up 11 assists in 60 games.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=432360 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=432360)

Poor daigong :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on July 01, 2009, 07:52:14 AM
EDMONTON LOLERS
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 01, 2009, 10:28:27 PM
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/97/image2mhc.jpg)

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OILERS GET THEIR NO. 1 GOALIE IN KHABIBULIN

Nikolai Khabibulin is the latest big name off the board in free agency, as the veteran netminder has signed a four-year, $15 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. The 36-year-old spent the past four seasons in Chicago, helping lead the Blackhawks to their first Western Conference final since 1995 this past season. He also captured the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004. The signing marks the end of a tumultuous time in the Windy City for the Russian native. After signing a massive four-year deal with the Hawks in 2005, Khabibulin suffered through various injuries and inconsistent play.

It was thought that his days in Chicago were numbered after the Blackhawks signed free-agent netminder Cristobal Huet prior to the season. The Hawks even went as far as placing the 1992 Olympic gold medalist on waivers in September with rumours circulating of a return to Russia and the KHL. Khabibulin raised the level of his play and took over the No. 1 goaltender role and was a big reason that the Blackhawks reached the post-season for the first time in seven years.

Khabibulin finished the season with a 25-8-7 record with a 2.33 goals against average and .919 save percentage. He also picked up three shutouts. In 678 career games split between the Jets/Coyotes, Lightning and Blackhawks, Khabibulin has a lifetime record of 299-267-21 with a .908 save percentage, 2.67 goals against average and 41 career shutouts. He has also played in four NHL All-Star games.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=283439 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=283439)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 02, 2009, 01:41:39 PM
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GABORIK AGREES TO FIVE-YEAR DEAL WITH RANGERS

Former Minnesota Wild winger Marian Gaborik has agreed to a five-year contract with the New York Rangers. The Slovakian forward will earn $7.5 million per year. Gaborik played his entire seven-year career with the Wild, scoring 219 goals and 437 points in 502 games. Injuries limited Gaborik to just 13 goals and 23 points in 17 games this season. Gaborik set career highs in goals (42), assists (41) and points (83) in 77 games during the 2007-2008 campaign. The 27-year-old was Minnesota's first pick (third overall) at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=283470 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=283470)

GJ Sather! Gaborik is one of the most talented players in NHL but dude better start staying healthy :P

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6277/nhl1.jpg)
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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on July 08, 2009, 09:19:17 PM
For those of you without Canada's OTR on their Twitter:
http://www.psamp.com/2009-articles/july/kris-letang-and-tyler-kennedy-do-the-weather.html (http://www.psamp.com/2009-articles/july/kris-letang-and-tyler-kennedy-do-the-weather.html)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 08, 2009, 11:12:53 PM
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AU REVOIR, MONTREAL: KOIVU FINDS NEW HOME WITH DUCKS

After spending his entire 13-year career in Montreal, Saku Koivu will be calling Orange County his home as the Anaheim Ducks have signed the free agent centre to a one-year, $3.25 million contract. Koivu, 34, had been the Canadiens' second-longest serving captain. His nine seasons with the 'C' trailed only the legendary Jean Beliveau, who was captain for 10 seasons. The move to Anaheim reunites Koivu with fellow countryman Teemu Selanne. The duo helped Finland earn a silver medal at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.

"I'm very excited to join the Ducks this coming season," Koivu said in a statement. "I'm also looking forward to a full season with Teemu Selanne as a teammate." Koivu, who was drafted by the Canadiens with the 21st overall pick in the 1993 draft, hoped to stay with Habs but realized if a deal did not get completed quickly, he would likely look elsewhere. "If I'm not signed by July 1, I don't think I'll be back in Montreal," Koivu said after the Canadiens were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins. "Finishing your career with one team would be awesome in a way, but it's too early to say because I don't know what the team's plan is."

Koivu, one of the Canadiens' most celebrated players in their 100-year history, endeared himself to Montreal fans for all the challenges he endured since joining the club in 1995. In the 1996-97 season, he was one of the league's leading scorers before a knee injury sidelined him for most of the campaign. For the next couple of seasons, knee and shoulder injuries kept him out of the lineup for long stretches, with many questioning his durability in the NHL game.

In 1999, the club made Koivu their first-ever European-born captain, succeeding Vincent Damphousse who was traded the previous season. "I enjoyed every moment there," Koivu said Wednesday in a telephone conference call from Finland. "It's a great place to play hockey. Not an easy place always, but a very interesting place. "I think and I know I'm a better person after these years. I've learned a lot from Montreal. I will never forget the years I spent there."

Koivu also left an impression with Canadiens fans at the start of the 2001-02 campaign, after being diagnosed with intra-abdominal non-Hodgkins lymphoma. His treatment left him off the roster for all but three games that season and his return to the lineup in April of 2002 was considered one of the club's most memorable moments. In his comeback game against the Ottawa Senators on home ice, the 21,273 fans in attendance gave him an eight-minute standing ovation - a local honour shared only by the late Maurice Richard.

Koivu's courageous battle with cancer and his return to the game earned him the Masterton Trophy that season. "Saku Koivu's character and leadership qualities are unquestioned," said general Manager Bob Murray in a team statement. "He is a skilled playmaker and we are thrilled to add him to our team."
In 13 NHL seasons, Koivu has suited up in 792 games and has scored 191 goals with 450 assists. He played in only 65 games for the Habs in 2008-09 after dealing with a foot injury. He scored 16 goals and posted 36 assists.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=284086 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=284086)

Selänne & Koivu (+ some random dude) will be one of the best 2nd lines this season :yep:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on July 10, 2009, 03:56:19 AM
SAKIC RETIRES! CANUCK KILLER!!

Top 10 Joe Sakic Moments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAHUPMbUUy8#ws-lq-lq2-hq-vhq)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 10, 2009, 07:56:52 AM
Edmonton Oilers Boys On The Bus: Wayne Gretzky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-616W2x8eGU#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Drunken Gretzky = PRICELESS :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 14, 2009, 10:44:54 PM
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LEMAIRE RETURNS FOR SECOND STINT AS DEVILS HEAD COACH

NEWARK, N.J. -- After six years without a Stanley Cup, the New Jersey Devils are handing over the team to the coach who led them to their first NHL title. Jacques Lemaire, who coached the Devils for five seasons in the mid 1990s and led them to the Cup in 1995, is New Jersey's coach again. He was hired on Monday, some five weeks after Brent Sutter resigned and eventually took over as coach of the Calgary Flames. "I never thought I would be back," the 63-year-old Lemaire said in a conference call. "I said at that time when I was leaving after five years, and it was five great years, I wanted to cherish this for the rest of my life and the rest of my career, but I never thought one day I would come back." The deal reunites Lemaire with general manager and president Lou Lamoriello and goaltender Martin Brodeur, the combination that turned that Devils from a contender to a champion in 1995.

"Jacques Lemaire is one of the most respected coaches in the game," Lamoriello said. "He is a teacher and a communicator, and knows what it takes to have success." The Devils also won Stanley Cups in 2000 and 2003, but they have not come close in recent years. They were eliminated in the opening round of the playoffs the past two seasons under Sutter. This season's ouster was stunning as New Jersey gave up two late goals in Game 7 of their series against the Carolina Hurricanes. "You look at the team last year, they were solid defensively, and offensively," Lemaire said of the team that won a franchise-record 51 games this past season. "That's the goal I want to have ... and to do as well as we can in the playoffs."

Contract terms were not disclosed but Lemaire said he intends to coach at least two seasons. Lemaire recently resigned as coach of the Minnesota Wild. He took over the expansion franchise in 2000 and led them to the playoffs three times. However, the injury-plagued Wild missed the playoffs this past season and Lemaire stepped down, saying he had taken them as far as he could. "Last year, right after the season, I never did close the door on coaching," Lemaire said. "I just said that my time in Minnesota is over and it's time to go on and do something else," Lemaire said. Watching the playoffs convinced Lemaire he still wanted to coach.

"I've heard a lot of ex-coaches say often that it is really hard to get out of this because we love the game and it is exciting and it's fun," Lemaire said. "Well, that's what I got watching the playoffs." Lemaire first talked with Lamoriello about the vacant job before the NHL draft in mid June and the two hammered out an agreement this past weekend. "When you've been coaching for 15 years, when you look at a team, you want to have a chance to win the Cup, there is no doubt about that," Lemaire said. "Especially in my situation, this would be a great thing to have a chance. Don't forget there are 30 teams saying the same thing. I want a chance to be part of this and if there is a chance I would love to get another one."

Lemaire has won 11 Stanley Cups as a player, coach and executive. He has a career coaching record of 538-415-176 in 14 seasons with Montreal, New Jersey and Minnesota. Lamoriello also announced that Mario Tremblay, who spent the past nine seasons as an assistant coach in Minnesota with Lemaire, will join the Devils' coaching staff. The team also retained assistant coach Tommy Albelin and goaltending coach Jacques Caron. Former Devils great Scott Stevens will also take a more active coaching role both with the team and their AHL affiliate, Lamoriello said.

In giving the job to Lemaire, Lamoriello passed over assistant coach John MacLean again. He was the leading contender when Sutter got the job two years ago. This time, MacLean was given the head coaching job at Lowell of the AHL. Kevin Dean will be his assistant coach and Chris Terreri will be the goaltending coach. "There is no question as to John MacLean's knowledge of the game," said Lamoriello. "This is the next step in his bright coaching career."
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=284629 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=284629)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 16, 2009, 09:36:15 AM
Pour toujours... LES CANADIENS - trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjwzBY_Hnyw#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 17, 2009, 02:43:11 PM
Top 10 Funniest Hockey Goal Celebrations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T-N_Ad10d0#lq-lq2-hq)
Selänne & Fleury :thumbsup


Top Ten Hockey Bloopers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX5hQeD71ns#lq-lq2-hq)
Ruutu owning Phaneuf is one of the funniest hockey moments ever :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 19, 2009, 10:05:57 PM
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Turmoil at CIT could ripple through NHL

The financial turmoil at CIT Group Inc. could ripple into Canada, where the company has been an important lender to everything from hockey teams and road projects to hospital expansions. Shares of New York-based CIT Group plunged 12 per cent yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange amid growing concern the company won't be able to meet nearly $3-billion (U.S.) worth of coming debt payments and will have to file for Chapter 11 protection. CIT Group has about $75-billion in assets and specializes in loans to small and medium-sized businesses. It is also a major lender to several National Hockey League teams and made a push into Canada in 1999 through the acquisition of Toronto-based Newcourt Credit Group Inc. for $2.4-billion (Canadian).

Last year, CIT Group morphed into a bank holding company and received $2.3-billion (U.S.) under the Troubled Asset Relief Program. But that has not been enough to stem its liquidity problems. The company has been trying for months to access the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program, which allows cash-strapped companies to issue government-backed bonds to raise capital at lower costs. CIT Group said over the weekend that it is exploring other options as well but indicated that "there can be no assurance that any of CIT's discussions with the government will result in any regulatory action." U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said yesterday that he was monitoring the situation and there were reports the government might do something. But many analysts now expect a Chapter 11 filing.

"It looks as though the government has given its blessing to a Chapter 11 filing," said William Larkin, fixed-income portfolio manager at Cabot Money Management in Salem, Mass. "The alarm bell went off last week and now everyone is trying to jettison off the ship." A Chapter 11 filing could be bad news for many NHL teams. It has been an important lender to several, including the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators. CIT Group's troubles "are going to be horrible for [the NHL]," said a financial adviser to several sports teams who asked not to be identified because he works with hockey clubs. "When those [financings] come up for renewal I just don't know what happens."

Last year, CIT Group helped Alberta businessman Daryl Katz finance half his $200-million purchase of the Edmonton Oilers. In 2007, CIT Group arranged $130-million in financing for the Senators and Scotiabank Place and in 2006 it participated in part of the funding for a $350-million arena in New Jersey for the Devils. The company has also worked with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association and soccer's Manchester United. Much of the work has been led by Gordon Saint-Denis, a Montreal-native who runs CIT Group's sports division. Mr. Saint-Denis was unavailable for comment yesterday.

In Canada, CIT Group has been active in infrastructure projects, including building a ring road around Edmonton and expanding the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ont., and the Sault Area Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Each hospital project costs about $400-million (Canadian). CIT Canada officials were unavailable for comment yesterday. Jane Cocking, a spokeswoman at the Royal Victoria Hospital, did not believe CIT Group's financial issues would affect construction that is already under way. "The cranes are operating," she said.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/turmoil-at-cit-could-ripple-through-nhl/article1217296/ (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/turmoil-at-cit-could-ripple-through-nhl/article1217296/)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on July 21, 2009, 08:44:20 PM
Boy this brings back memories.  Still not economically viable unfortunately, however people here want to think that it is.
TSN Announces Winnipeg Jets Are Leaving '95 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q45bPDlBpg#lq-hq)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on July 28, 2009, 01:07:53 PM
Top 10 Bloopers of the 2007-2008 Hockey Season (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGxzRoWtflI#lq-lq2-hq)

Top 10 Own Goals in Hockey History (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhB7IHl3sH8#ws-lq-lq2-hq)
:lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on August 04, 2009, 08:51:10 PM
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Report: Veteran defenseman Numminen retires

Tuesday, 08.04.2009 / 10:53 AM / 2009 NHL Offseason News

According to reports in Finland, veteran Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen is retiring after 20 NHL seasons. The 41-year-old defenseman was selected with the 29th pick of the 1986 Entry Draft and went on to play 1,372 regular-season games with the Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars and Sabres. He scored 117 goals and 520 assists and scored an additional 9 goals and 14 assists in 82 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Last season Numminen skated in 57 games for the Sabres, after playing in only one game in 2007-08. A heart problem was discovered prior to the '07-08 season and Numminen missed the majority of the season after undergoing open-heart surgery.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=463414 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=463414)

Teppo's a true legend :bow:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on August 05, 2009, 03:52:24 AM
^
One of the most beloved and respected players in Peg Sheety when the Jets were here.

Cheers Teppo. You've definitely earned the rest. :cheers
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on August 06, 2009, 11:14:21 AM
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Report: Sharks' Roenick to retire

Jeremy Roenick is hanging up his skates.

According to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Roenick will announce his retirement as an NHL player Thursday at a press conference in San Jose, where Roenick played for the Sharks the last two seasons. The Sharks have scheduled a press conference on Thursday at 11 a.m. PST, at which time Roenick is expected to announce his retirement. NHL Network will broadcast the press conference live beginning at 11 PST/2 ET.

The outspoken Roenick leaves with 513 career goals, only the third American to crack 500 NHL goals, and 703 assists in 1,363 regular-season games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and Sharks. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Roenick scored 53 goals and 69 assists in 154 games with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers and Sharks. Roenick was a star on the Chicago team in 1991 that won the Presidents' Trophy and went to the Stanley Cup Final. He was also a key contributor on the Philadelphia team in 2004 that went to the Eastern Conference Final. He did not play on a Stanley Cup-winning team.

"I have been around for a long time and haven't won one and that's frustrating," Roenick told NHL.com prior to the 2009 playoffs. "It's nice to know people would be wishing me good faith and good luck in trying to get the Cup. That would make my career very, very complete knowing that I have that support behind me. So, yeah, I do wish for that. I do hope for that. It's very important to me. The fans are very important to me."

In June, while attending the 2009 NHL Awards, Roenick told NHL.com he was close to a final decision on his career. "I don't have a total decision but I am leaning a certain way," Roenick, 39, said. "My body is still in great shape," added Roenick. "The decision will be based on family and what (Sharks GM) Doug Wilson says." Roenick came out of a short-lived retirement two summers ago to join the Sharks because of his relationship with GM Doug Wilson and the hope he had for the team his buddy -- and former teammate in Chicago -- had built in San Jose.

Roenick doesn't think he would have come back to play for any other team. "I knew San Jose was one of the elite teams in the last five or six years and my agent and I attempted to get traded there a couple of times throughout my career knowing that Doug was there," Roenick said. "San Jose was always on my radar. My relationship with Doug is very special, so I don't think it could have happened anywhere else."

"All we did was give him the opportunity," Wilson told NHL.com. "He deserves all the credit for going and doing the work necessary to play in this League at this time. It's one thing to say you want to play, but to commit to it…You see how he plays with his passion. He's got skill, but he's got grit. He'll go around you. He'll go through you. He'll take a hit. He'll block a shot. I think that all relays to the fan in seeing a guy who truly loves to play the game."
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=463425 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=463425)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on August 09, 2009, 08:18:10 AM
Fleury's trying to pull a Claude Lemieux? :huhuh

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FLEURY ATTEMPTING NHL COMEBACK

Sources tell TSN Theoren Fleury is attempting a comeback and wants to play in the NHL again. After playing senior hockey last season, Fleury decided in February he was fit enough to give the NHL another try, so he hired a personal trainer and has been working diligently since. Those close to him say he didn't leave the National Hockey League the way he wanted, which is fueling his desire to return.

The 41-year-old has been sober for almost four years and has been skating daily in Calgary in the hope that an NHL team is willing to invite him to training camp. Interest in the former Stanley Cup champion won't be enough to clear the way for Fleury's return.  He remains under indefinite suspension and would first have to be approved by the NHL and the NHLPA's Substance Abuse program doctors before reinstatement would be considered.

Sources say Fleury recently sent NHL commissioner Gary Bettman a letter acknowledging his comeback bid and has also discussed the possibility with the league's doctors. The league has confirmed receiving the letter requesting reinstatement. At 5' 6,'' Fleury was one of the smallest players in hockey. Intense and fearless, Fleury made a name for himself for more than his stature. He could score, play defensively and led teams to championships in junior hockey, in the NHL and on the international stage.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=287047 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=287047)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on August 09, 2009, 08:55:39 PM
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HAWKS' KANE ARRESTED FOR ROBBING, ASSAULTING CAB DRIVER

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane and his cousin were arrested early Sunday morning for assaulting and robbing a cab driver in Buffalo, according to several news sources in that city. According to a police report, the 20-year-old Kane and his cousin James M. Kane, 21, were arrested around 5am et after allegedly punching the cabbie after he said he did not have proper change for their trip fare.

The report says the cab fare was $13.80 and the Kanes handed the driver $15. He claims he had only $1 change and was not in possession of another twenty cents to give back. According to the police report, both Kanes took their money back and punched the cabbie in the face and head. Both men have been charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief and theft of services.

The NHL is working with the local police department in trying to assemble the details. Kane, a Buffalo native, had attended a press conference with the mayor to announce funding for a local rink earlier in the evening. WGRZ.com says the driver appeared to have suffered cuts to his face as well as damage to his glasses. Buffalo's WIVB is reporting that an attorney for the Kanes has entered a plea of not guilty in City court.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=287230 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=287230)

:thumbdown:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on August 10, 2009, 09:56:42 AM
I wonder if this means that Kane's not gonna be on the 2K9 Hockey game anymore.  Dumbass.  Maybe Jonathan Toews' Winnipeg cheapness is rubbing off on him, lol.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 10, 2009, 08:37:06 PM
20 cents XD

No wonder the Oilers got Khabibulin!! Chi-Town can't pay their players enuff!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on August 22, 2009, 12:20:45 AM
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Grand jury dismisses felony charge against Kane

An Erie County, N.Y., grand jury dismissed the felony robbery charge against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane and his cousin James, but indicted both on lesser charges. The indictments on assault in the third degree and theft of services are misdemeanors, and a harassment indictment is considered a violation-level offense. Patrick Kane met with reporters after the final on-ice session at the U.S. Olympic orientation camp in suburban Chicago, and he said he wasn't aware of the grand jury's decision on the charges.

"That's news to me to be honest with you, I haven't heard yet," he said. "I'll talk to my lawyer after this. If the felony's dropped, that's obviously a positive step, definitely." Patrick Kane, 20, and James Kane, 21, will be arraigned at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday. Both were arrested after an incident with 62-year-old cab driver Jan Radecki during the early-morning hours of Aug. 9 in Buffalo. Kane has avoided discussing the legal issues during the three days of camp activities, although he has made himself available to the media to discuss hockey issues.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=479944 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=479944)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 27, 2009, 10:08:33 AM
Oilers get another assistant in Wayne Fleming. Who??

They need more veteran scoring! And Centres :banghead:
(http://cdn.nhl.com/oilers/images/upload/2009/08/20090826_canada-325.jpg)

Edmonton Oilers fitness program (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zf14Hjuv7k#normal)

Can't wait for the Season to begin!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on August 27, 2009, 10:17:39 AM
Can't wait for the Season to begin!
And in a couple of months you can't wait for the season to end :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on August 27, 2009, 10:22:30 AM
LOL!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 27, 2009, 08:20:28 PM
FUCK YOU!!

Rangers gonna suck harder than MAria Ozawa.

Here's something for CMKei and Honger:

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?bcid=30946 (http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?bcid=30946)

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The Vancouver Canucks are pleased to offer one of a kind Canucks Fan Packs to fans across British Columbia and around the world! A fan pack consists of 4 player cards (chosen at random), a Canucks sticker and tattoo.

GET IT!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on August 28, 2009, 03:23:48 AM
Ex-Habs coach Demers appointed to the Senate
Posted: August 27, 2009, 6:02 PM by Jeremy Sandler


Jacques Demers is the last man to coach a Canadian team to the Stanley Cup but his next business as an Ottawa senator will have nothing to do with the NHL.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper named the Montreal native, who just celebrated his 65th birthday, to the upper chamber on Thursday.

Demers, who led the Montreal Canadiens to the 1993 Stanley Cup and also coached St. Louis, Detroit and Tampa Bay in his NHL career, currently works as a hockey analyst for the French language sports television station RDS.

His greatest fame in recent years came with the release of his autobiography in 2005 in which he revealed that he was functionally illiterate during his days in the NHL.

In a story on the RDS web site, Demers said on July 13 someone working for the Prime Minister first contacted him about sitting in the Senate.

“"This person told me I was one of Mr. Harper's choices and he wanted to know if I was interested,” said Demers, who stands to make $130,000 a year fulfilling his duties as a member of the Red Chamber. “I answered that I would be very honoured to be a senator. Mr. Harper contacted me a few days later."

Demers will be the second hockey personality sitting in Canada’s Senate, joining longtime member and Hockey Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich. (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/postedsports/archive/2009/08/27/ex-habs-coach-appointed-senator.aspx)
FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/postedsports/archive/2009/08/27/ex-habs-coach-appointed-senator.aspx (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/postedsports/archive/2009/08/27/ex-habs-coach-appointed-senator.aspx)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Demers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Demers)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on August 28, 2009, 09:37:03 AM
Jacques Demers?  Is he still functionally illiterate?  Or can he get by to be in the Senate?  Not exactly what the Canadian government needs, but if the guy can do his job and follow direction, then I guess more power to him.  Get ready for the field day that the media will have with him all over again tho.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on August 29, 2009, 01:21:32 AM
Canucks acquired Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich from SJ for a bag of pucks!

Canucks now have a pretty good Defensive core with Mathieu Schneider signing with us sooner or later though we are now 3 million over cap limit with Mats "LOOK AT ME IM A POKER STAR!" Sundin not yet signed. Hopefully we trade Kevin Bieksa away + a fwd to free up some cap and sign a scoring fwd.

WATCH OUT LOLERS! YOU GOING DOWN!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on August 31, 2009, 09:16:39 AM
sick rumor from the NHLPA

To Canucks:

Alex Frolov (UFA by 2010)

To Kings:

Pavol Demitra (UFA by 2010)
Shane O’Brien (RFA by 2010)
2010 3rd-rounder


i dont know about this. i would keep demitra in canucks though. =\ but frolov is pretty awesome as well
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 01, 2009, 07:46:50 PM
^ CASUCKS better hold on to their Captain!!

u know the wackest story I heard?? Mike Comrie rumours of coming back to E-Town! Thank :rikabunny THEY FALSE!! If that Mrs. Hilary Duff steps one foot into an Oilers uniform, hooooooolyshit fuckin I'm gonna quit hockey 4 LIFE!!

EVEN BETTER!!! They opened up a PRO HOCKEY LIFE MEGA STORE (http://www.prohockeylife.com/) by my house.

(http://sports.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0129/%20nhl_g_souray_580.jpg)

Sheldon "The Playa" Souray will be there this SAt. signing autographs from 6-8 PM BE THERE OILERS FANS!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on September 02, 2009, 06:51:43 PM
Luongo signed a 12-year contract extension  :shocked  that's a long long time.  At $10 million for the first year, it makes me want to change professions and become an NHL goalie  :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on September 02, 2009, 07:22:01 PM
:o

12 years?

Someone is going to be regretting that in about 3-4 years.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 02, 2009, 07:55:04 PM
Nah man, this is Roberto Luongo, not Rick DiPietro.  Luongo can back his shit up.  Once Brodeur retires, he'll be the #1 goaltender in Canada.  I think that's a safe investment, unless he gets injured ... like DiPietro did.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on September 02, 2009, 08:03:14 PM
I dunno. Stuff can change fast.

How long did it take Hasek to go from "#1 Best Evar" to has-been? 3 years, maybe 4?
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 02, 2009, 08:21:51 PM
Start planning dat parade Canucks fan XD

(http://i29.tinypic.com/260vdzn.jpg)

Ask, the Isles about how DiPietro pays off!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 02, 2009, 10:57:22 PM
^already did!


Luongo signed a 12-year contract extension  :shocked  that's a long long time.  At $10 million for the first year, it makes me want to change professions and become an NHL goalie  :lol:

it doesnt really matter though, the contract is front loaded anyway. the salary cap hit will be 5.3 mil per year from luongo's contract. thats a steal for an elite goaltender. so for the duration of 12 years with the canucks, only about 5.3 million will be taken from the overall team salary cap.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 03, 2009, 08:28:41 PM
Hasek still got himself a Stanley Cup after 2000 when his groin injury kicked in.  He'd been playing for a while by then, about as long as Luongo has played now.  I like this decision because he can be the face of the team, and he seems to like life in Vancouver.  Who wouldn't?  I'd live there if I made that kinda money.  I just don't know about trying to lock in the twins, that'll be interesting to see how long they want to stay.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 03, 2009, 10:45:24 PM
we signed the twins to a 6 years contract
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 07, 2009, 01:45:09 AM
Sooo, Dan Cloutier (former enforcer/canuck) was granted a try out with the Red Wings. How will he look Niklas Lidstrom in the eyes after this happened? LOL

Nik Lidstrom Destroys Dan Cloutier's Career (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y524oYnSuqQ#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 10, 2009, 11:17:38 AM
Yahoo Fantasy HOCKEY!! JPHiPHL 2009-10

Edmonton Oilers Boys On The Bus Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PRBr43emtw#normal)

Go here: http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com (http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com)

League ID: 107996
Password: rika

Using online live draft. Our live online draft is set for Sun Sep 27 8:45pm PDT [ Add to My Calendar ], which is 17 days, 18 hours, and 28 minutes from now. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early since your draft will start promptly at the assigned time.

Custom League URL: http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/jphiphl (http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/jphiphl)

PRIZES TO BE WON!! OILERS GAME WORN SOCKS!! Actually, i was supposed to give them to my roomies in AX but forgot where I put em :lol:

Now's the time to set up Rules, points, Draft time etc. so no bitching later.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on September 10, 2009, 10:27:17 PM
Quote
Oilers sign Comrie to one-year deal

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with centre Mike Comrie on a one-year contract. Comrie, originally drafted by Edmonton in the third round (91st overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, rejoins the Oilers after having played here from 2000-2003. The 28-year-old has also played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators. Comrie has posted 154 goals and 184 assists for 338 points in 525 games in the NHL. Last season, Comrie started the year with the Islanders before being dealt to the Senators with Chris Campoli for Dean McAmmond and a 1st round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Comrie enjoyed one of his finest seasons with the Oilers when he scored a career-high 60 points in 2001-02.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=498140 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=498140)

Poor daigong :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 10, 2009, 11:01:33 PM
LOL

I think hell has just froze over, either that or it just shows how desperate Edmonton is and that no one else wants to sign in that city.

Comrie held out on the Oilers, so the Oilers worked out a trade with Anaheim to send Comrie to the Ducks for Corey Perry and a 1st round pick, Lowe then demanded Comrie to repay part of his bonuses to the Oilers at which point Comrie told Lowe to go fuck himself haaahahaha

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 11, 2009, 01:31:24 AM
... :angry:
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8149/comrie.jpg) :banghead:
i thought I was dreaming when I heard that on the radio XD

For $1.125M. Dude is just a floater, Oilers needed all round scoring and he ain't playing Centre no more. ARRRRRRRRRRGGH Duff better show her fuckin ass around town.


Oh Yeah, Honger?? Wait until our rookies fuck your rookies in the ass tonite!!  :jerk:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 11, 2009, 01:57:05 AM
Watch the GAME TONIGHT!

http://tinyurl.com/qv656d (http://tinyurl.com/qv656d)

MASA BETTER CHEER FOR THE NUCKS
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on September 13, 2009, 01:57:31 AM
SENS DEAL HEATLEY TO SHARKS FOR MICHALEK, CHEECHOO

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=290808 (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=290808)

Me thinks this is gonna make both teams stronger.  CHEECHOO bitches!!  Sens need an enforcer, its about time we got one.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 13, 2009, 02:05:07 AM
lol cheechoo sucked after that one good season he had where he scored like 40+ goals. hopefully he will regain his form.

SJ is going to own. but their defense isnt that  good right now.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 14, 2009, 03:47:53 AM
checked out the Oilers practice this morning. Everyone was there, they ran some scrimmages. Got some free popcorn and coke. Bad mistake, I ended up getting the runs and this dude from the radio interviewed me and I was like "Uhhhh....I'm shitting my pants." then I ran to a toilet and before I could even sit down shitted on the back of the toilet, I kinda wiped it off and got out of there. Then some dude went in a while after I was washing my hands LMAO

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BHULiN WALL!!
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COMRIE YOU GEEK!!!

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and here's some action shots:
MOV00952 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d32MXESU-a0#normal)

Here's some pics around the coliseum. Oilers players and their fancy whips!
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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 19, 2009, 03:23:27 AM
NEWS ALERT: Fans at Rexall Place cheered Comrie :lol:

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7690/fcc4ecf11e09bb59ec4f736.jpg)

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 20, 2009, 03:02:11 AM
LMAO!! Wonder how much he paid the guy to get beat up. They were chanting COMRiE COMRiE!  :shocked:
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8281/2010050.jpg)

Canucks gonna get fucked anyways!!!

Looking forward to TSN's broadcasts cuz of MacT!!  :bow: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=291182 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=291182)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2623/mactavishv.jpg)
"I'm happy to finally be among the experts where the issues are many and solutions obvious," said MacTavish, a native of London, ON.  "I appreciate TSN providing a safe haven for unemployed coaches, as we rehabilitate ourselves towards future employability."
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 21, 2009, 03:50:12 AM
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/155/kanyecanucksbest.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 22, 2009, 11:55:15 PM
lol cloutier played for red wings in preseason

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/00/fullj.137472ea2418def25257deba3f7c3272/137472ea2418def25257deba3f7c3272-getty-89598338bb013_detroit_red_w.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 26, 2009, 10:19:15 AM
That's all the Rangers are gonna do this season! SUCK and DANCE like a bitch!

Brandon Sugden vs Donald Brashear Round 1 Sep 24, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJTlaRWbi98#ws-normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 28, 2009, 04:43:10 AM
OILERS SCORE IN OVERTIME!!
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/4089/capte1844027393b49849bd.jpg)

Down fo the Canucks. Brule looking really good, nice scrap.

Can't wait for the season to start!! Get ready for the Draft!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 28, 2009, 09:04:11 PM
nice asswhooping by Brule!! can't wait to see him with the Big Club!

Jannik Hansen vs Gilbert Brule Sep 27, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEB0D-sR6hk#ws-normal)

Bye Schremp you loser. Everyone on his dick for years.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on September 30, 2009, 09:17:52 AM
What the.... :huhuh

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http://www.cbc.ca/battle/index.php (http://www.cbc.ca/battle/index.php)

Finally an NHL related reality show :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on September 30, 2009, 06:08:24 PM
 :w00t:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/ring.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/cupnames-1.jpg)

The season can't start this week.. I still haven't recovered from the playoffs.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on September 30, 2009, 10:14:29 PM
Mats Sundin retires
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on October 01, 2009, 02:39:56 AM
^
Sad to see it happen, but the guy has definitely earned it.


What the.... :huhuh

*SNIP*

http://www.cbc.ca/battle/index.php (http://www.cbc.ca/battle/index.php)

Finally an NHL related reality show :lol:
Yeah...think "Dancing with The Stars" on ice skates. XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 01, 2009, 06:42:28 AM
has sundin ever won a cup though? i dont think he did? especially with the toronto maple suck  :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on October 01, 2009, 08:32:01 AM
Mats Sundin retires
WHOOOOOOOOO! HELL YEAH! The best damn news I have heard all week! :twothumbs

has sundin ever won a cup though?
Nah :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on October 01, 2009, 08:44:40 PM
First game for the Canucks is tonight!   :twothumbs
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on October 01, 2009, 11:40:49 PM
Crosby vs. Ovechkin vs. Malkin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8J2BQCxaI8#ws-normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 01, 2009, 11:42:33 PM
GO CANUCKS GO



(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u142/rochellebrian/Leafs.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 04, 2009, 12:59:54 PM
DIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!  :tama-mad:
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7631/capt9e5869e6d4344f43af6.jpg)

At least Bulin manned up, owned it ASAP right after. 81 more games left. The way they was playing. With Gagner doing the Laraque Leap.
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7295/capt932a60cb6dd549f3b40.jpg)


And FACE OFFS!! being won. Flamers being pounded.
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5831/8eba2fc2267e2eb24d76205.jpg)

I'm lovin the OILERS season :D
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 06, 2009, 07:24:49 AM
0 - 3 so far for the season  :lol:

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1107/luongobeachball.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 07, 2009, 10:04:59 AM
LOLUONGO!! XD

WOO OILERS WIN!! in a shoot out! Bulin Wall redeems himself.
Krys Barch vs Sheldon Souray Oct 6, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VYUgShrTdY#normal)

haha Comrie. I like how Quinn has  shaking things up, getting everyone ice time instead of shortening the bench. Hemsky gotta play smarter - so all them fancy players better knock that shit off and just play pure and simple hockey.
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/1508/capte911faa9340f47aba33.jpg)

Even Dustin Penner is dominating wtf!!


Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 08, 2009, 12:26:43 PM
7 -1 NUCKS over HABS! LOL Carey Price sucked in his first game in the hometown. They kept showing Price's dad LOLOL

Rick Rypien vs. Hal Gill 10/7/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi3Eg1Ng98I#normal)

Nucks Rick 'the Ripper' Rypien vs Habs Hal Gill (5'11 vs 6'7)  XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 09, 2009, 12:47:20 PM
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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 12, 2009, 03:05:47 AM
a friend of mine stalked/saw daniel sedin in the mall. dude broke his feet after getting hit with a puck. hes out 4 - 6 weeks.

daniel with crutches  :lol:
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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 16, 2009, 10:42:20 AM
Canucks ice girls > LOLers ice girls  :fap

(http://pics.livejournal.com/hhs_warriors/pic/001x5bhr)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 17, 2009, 05:36:13 PM
how come im the only one whos posting shit here :lol:

(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/1719/luong5.png)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mucca on October 18, 2009, 01:51:25 AM
Kyle Quincey is "bothered" by the fact he didn't get a ring when the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 2008. (http://www.freep.com/article/20091017/SPORTS05/91017008/1053/sports05/Ex-Wing-Quincey--bothered--he-didn-t-get-ring-for--08-Stanley-Cup)

Dude played six games that year. None in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 18, 2009, 08:29:14 AM
Maybe Steve Yzerman would be so kind as to breastfeed him.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 18, 2009, 11:41:00 AM
how come im the only one whos posting shit here :lol:

I been lazy :lol: and WTF Honger, Oilers don't have Ice Girls. it's all Zamboni  O0

Shit's been fucked since Souray (and Staios) been out.
(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00022.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00022.jpg)

Fucking Iginla shoulda served some games for that.  This old electrician guy at my old work used to coach him here in junior or pee wee. Roger Hein if you need him!! Ironic! Day he told me, was when he hit Souray:
Jarome Iginla KO's Souray, fights Ethan Moreau 10/08/09 More Hockey fights @ UltraSharpAction.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84BZGKuteXU#normal)


Lucky! Oilers didn't fart out. Comrie. Penner stepping it UP! Good thing there's the pathetic Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild to beat the shit out of!!

(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00014.jpg)

Brule and Stone have been pretty non-stop. I loved when Booguard hit Patrick O'Sullivan and he just got up, ripped Boogey Man's manhood and stole the puck to set up Penner!!!

And Bulin wall has been stepping it up, I loved how he manned up OWNED it after Game 1 and he's been keeping em in since!

Check ouf Duff at the Oilers game, time to STALK!!!!

(http://img40.imagehaven.net/img/thumbs/HKAJEQKMFN_h.jpg) (http://img40.imagehaven.net/img.php?id=HKAJEQKMFN_h.jpg) (http://img40.imagehaven.net/img/thumbs/LF95U9PC22_h1.jpg) (http://img40.imagehaven.net/img.php?id=LF95U9PC22_h1.jpg) (http://img41.imagehaven.net/img/thumbs/Z69A874REH_h2.jpg) (http://img41.imagehaven.net/img.php?id=Z69A874REH_h2.jpg) (http://img41.imagehaven.net/img/thumbs/UBMSP58FKR_h3.jpg) (http://img41.imagehaven.net/img.php?id=UBMSP58FKR_h3.jpg)

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 18, 2009, 11:47:28 AM
"What did the board say to the face?"

"FACIAL!"





 XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 18, 2009, 11:51:51 AM
:jerk: check out Duff.
Mike Comrie Goal #3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-rESFmpeMI#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on October 19, 2009, 11:37:34 PM
7 WINS IN A ROW! TOTAL FUCKING DOMINATION! Fucking Oilers won't even win 7 times this season :yep:

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5889/image2dh.jpg)

Mugen & daigong: where your teams at? :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 20, 2009, 01:22:25 AM
canucks is 3 - 4 right now. dont worry, canucks gonna rape oilers tonight! if the nucks lose to oilers tonight, I will post a sig saying "I ate Daigong's ass for breakfast" for for a week!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on October 20, 2009, 05:22:19 AM
7 WINS IN A ROW! TOTAL FUCKING DOMINATION! Fucking Oilers won't even win 7 times this season :yep:

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5889/image2dh.jpg)

Mugen & daigong: where your teams at? :lol:

Ahhhh... There we go...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/pensrags.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 20, 2009, 10:30:09 AM

FUCK YEAH OILERS!!!

FUCK YEAH O'SULLIVAN!!

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/5918/capresshkncanucksoilers.jpg)

Bulin WALL BABY! 39 SAVES!! Hemsky totally was obstructed at the end WTF Refs threw out they whistles.

Mugen & daigong: where your teams at? :lol:
HA!!! Jinxed your team FOOL!!

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4620/nhlh.jpg)

canucks is 3 - 4 right now. dont worry, canucks gonna rape oilers tonight! if the nucks lose to oilers tonight, I will post a sig saying "I ate Daigong's ass for breakfast" for for a week!

Grosssssssssssss, Lay Sik See Ah!! Who is the winner in this bet? :puke: XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 20, 2009, 10:39:07 AM
...fuck the oilers
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on October 20, 2009, 10:54:57 AM
HA!!! Jinxed your team FOOL!!
Fuck. :banghead:

...fuck the oilers
:lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on October 20, 2009, 05:25:48 PM
 :doh:  The game last night was entertaining at least.   :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on October 21, 2009, 09:13:05 AM
Quote
Chelios wants another shot at NHL

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Former NHL star Chris Chelios skated Monday with the minor league Chicago Wolves and said he will probably sign a contract with the team this week. The 47-year-old Chelios said he wants to help his chances of "getting back in the NHL someday." "The Wolves gave me a great opportunity," Chelios said after the workout with the American Hockey League Wolves at their suburban training center. "It's going to fun and I intend to have a good time with these guys." Wolves coach Don Granato expects Chelios to contribute once he puts in some practice time. "He's been in this business a long time because he's a competitor and he certainly knows what he's doing," said Granato. "He'll acclimate and in fairness to him it takes time, especially not having training camp. But the talent and competitiveness are there."

A veteran of 25 NHL seasons with three different teams, Chelios was the NHL's oldest active player in 2008-09 and last played in the spring as the Red Wings made a run to the Stanley Cup finals. Chelios, a Chicago native, came up with Montreal in 1984 and was traded to Chicago in 1990. He captained the Blackhawks from 1995 to 1999 and was traded to Detroit in March 1999. His NHL career includes 185 goals and 763 assists for 948 points. The Wolves are the Atlanta Thrashers' top affiliate but Chelios said he hasn't given much thought about being called up to his fourth NHL team. "Right now, my thought is getting ready to play here," he said. "I haven't played for a while. Last year I only played 30 games at best. I've got a big challenge to prove to myself and a lot of people that I can still play." Chelios won three Norris Trophies as the NHL's top defenseman and played on three Stanley Cup winners, one with the Canadiens and two with the Red Wings.
http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/news/story?id=4554043 (http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/news/story?id=4554043)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on October 22, 2009, 06:53:10 AM
 :roll:  I think he should move onto other things.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 22, 2009, 07:41:22 AM
good win nucks over hawks.

Mitchell destroyed Toews lol

Huge Willie Mitchell hit on Jonathan Toews [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zn4uUVoGzs#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on October 22, 2009, 04:44:33 PM
Nice hit!  I missed the game because I was at a party :(  I'll catch the highlights tonight.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 23, 2009, 06:55:07 AM
^ ROFL the only HD about that video is the dude's TV rofl

But Oilers keep on rolling :D


hoolly fuck. Garon comes back and acts like a hero. Torres even scored. DOWN 4-1
(http://i36.tinypic.com/8z4786.jpg)(http://i38.tinypic.com/2cwrct3.jpg)

OILERS WON 6-4. Bulin kept it close. Penner and Hemsky 5 points a piece HO HO HO

SEE THAI LONG!!

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 23, 2009, 07:18:39 AM
PENNER!!!!

Lol pavelec pulled a cloutier

190 Foot Goal On Ondrej Pavelec 10-22-2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szwjh4ogCkM#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 24, 2009, 09:54:08 AM
I think tucker got crippled1

Tucker getting boarded by Ruutu (10/23/2009) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_AZmIriAHU#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on October 24, 2009, 10:05:27 AM
^ That's what happens if you fuck with Tuomo Ruutu :yep:

Two nice checks by Tuomo Ruutu in WC 07 semifinal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac5sf3E-MFA#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 25, 2009, 03:51:29 AM
LOL canucks beat leafs tonight franchise record with 8 straight loses


What is the difference between the Maple Leafs and a Triangle????




A triangle has three points!   :twothumbs
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on October 25, 2009, 10:52:56 PM
Damn, Pens got worked last night. Hah, can't win em all.

Well, at least I got Bob Errey's autograph!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/BradVickers2/bob.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 26, 2009, 02:49:37 AM
People in Winnipeg would shit themselves if they had to pay that kinda money for a premium ticket.  Once it gets past the $60 level its "Fook that, I'm watching dis on teevee eh?"  $137 for one seat, lol.  I think that's around the total I paid for when we went to the AHL All Star weekend in 2006 - for all the events.  Time to post a video thinking what I think of my living situation in this miserable city.
Cartman sings ''In the Getto'' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5VDAL0NGyU#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 26, 2009, 06:14:49 AM
nice! where'd u find him, Brad??

Winnipeg in the talks of getting an NHL franchise again?? Better come up with a better plan than Quebec City!

DIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Oilers gotta get healthy, fuckin everyone with the flu. Fucking themselves on every PP

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/944/captd3b07d0048e4433ea41.jpg)

Back to back losses to Division opponents. Avs 7-1 WTF! next. At least Stortini did some good, he's pretty valuable lately, GRIT

Canucks Vs Oilers - Hordichuk Vs Stortini - 10.25.09 - HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETZnnQn0Oho#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: BradVickers on October 27, 2009, 12:43:25 AM
nice! where'd u find him, Brad??


He's the color commentator for the Pens nowadays. That game he was between the benches, so after it was over I slipped my ticket to him between the glass and he signed it. Pretty cool. Haha, after a game like that I needed something positive.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 28, 2009, 10:42:45 AM
^ I hear ya. i love how acessable players are in the NHL. POSiTiVE is what we need.

After the Oilers three straight stinkers. Gilbert and Grebeshkov just giving shit away!! So it's the flu, WORSE it's Oilers announce defenseman Smid has swine flu :shocked:

(http://i37.tinypic.com/2efutmh.jpg)

Look at Bulin saving they ass. keeping em in it. Hope Horcofff gets out of his slump soon. That 7 million he's getting ain't looking so pretty.

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 28, 2009, 09:55:41 PM
Luongo suffered a hairline fracture on his rib. Hes out for a few games  :doh:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 29, 2009, 12:10:19 AM
Just tape it up!! Lubomir Visnovsky was missing from the bench, apparently he's got the flu too. WTF!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 30, 2009, 07:24:32 AM

HOSHIT that was a close one. Red wings still dangerous no matter how crappy their goaltending is. PENNER 4 POINTS HA!

(http://i38.tinypic.com/2ak0f92.jpg)

Hemsky and Horcoff finally get out of their slumps, esp. Horc
Ales Hemsky Breakaway Goal Against Detroit Red Wings (October 29 09) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmYejenghdQ#normal)

And listened to a Peter Pocklington interview, he still woulda traded Gretzky eventually. "Well we got good players and won another cup." BUT FUUUCK dude just doesn't get it.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on October 30, 2009, 07:56:12 AM
He got it when he made a better offer to Gretzky than the Jets did back in 78.  But I think he had a lot more to do with the Oil back then.  I don't really know all the history behind Pocklington, honestly.  I just know we didn't get Gretz because of a LOT of what he did for Edmonton.

And how about those Leafs? How many in a row are they gonna win?  I'm putting down money that the Isles will have a better record than they will all season long in the battle of the basement.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on October 30, 2009, 08:17:49 AM
god, red wings goalies suck. maybe i should play for them lol
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on October 30, 2009, 06:03:02 PM
They were mentioning the Edmonton/Detroit game on 1040 last night during the Canucks game.  Wow, it sounded like a good game.  I'm glad the Canucks won, I was sort of listening to it but I'll be watching the game tonight on HD.  Go Canucks Go!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 31, 2009, 05:36:49 AM
wow. hard luck Canucks against the Ducks!!

Ovie is on FiRE!! who got him in the draft??? 13 in 12. He might get 50 in 50. But he ain't touching Gretzky's record.

Gretzky!? I can't believe he woulda been in the Jets!! PHEW. I shoulda known, Peter Puck's selling a book. I guess it helps with legal fees.

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9829/pocklington.jpg)

Here's the full Peter Pocklington interview.....wow.
http://www.630ched.com/Channels/Reg/InsideSports/Story.aspx?id=1159194 (http://www.630ched.com/Channels/Reg/InsideSports/Story.aspx?id=1159194)


Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on October 31, 2009, 07:28:03 AM
Gretzky!? I can't believe he woulda been in the Jets!! PHEW.
You might not want to mention that to Peg Sheety hockey fans who are old enough to remember when that almost happened. :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 01, 2009, 07:19:47 AM
:lol: along the lines of "You thought he was just a skinny white dude??" AHAHAH :P

DAMN! Oilers stoned again. Tuuka Rask, we all know your true colours:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/JesGolbez/DSC00226b.jpg)

wonder who is old enough to remember the Habs change outta these fugly jerseys.
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/426/capt5e60750fb45243c3921.jpg)

Maple Leafs were prolly so inspired and jacked the logo.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 01, 2009, 10:25:34 PM
Whats with ppl crashing into the boards recently.

Ryan Johnson Injured as He Goes Headfirst into Boards (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJSH31ykhk4#normal)

Andy McDonald Crashes Head First Into Boards (10-31-2009) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhcG5-yQ1Q8#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: JFC on November 02, 2009, 03:33:53 AM
wonder who is old enough to remember the Habs change outta these fugly jerseys.
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/426/capt5e60750fb45243c3921.jpg (http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/426/capt5e60750fb45243c3921.jpg)
Anyone else giggle when they read the lettering on the front of the old Habs jerseys? :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 05, 2009, 09:52:04 AM
lol the maple laffs are 1 - 7 - 5

What does the Toronto Leafs and Titanic have in common?

They sink once they hit the ice!


wtf is up with the calgary flames. they got in shit cuz they paid to get H1N1 shots ahead from the general public. Pretty much the players, and the upper management got it! FAIL
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 05, 2009, 10:06:22 AM
^^  :rofl: :rofl: suk yer KAK! Toronto sports is a joke. How can they just keep on going KESSEL KESSEL who cares.

That Kitchener Ranger Ben Fanelli who got smashed in the boards was just plain fucked up. Dudes prolly going to jail for that.

FLAMERS are fail. Oilers at least waited for the general public to get their shots, and here guys like Smid and Comrie got the flu. Smid was even diagnosed with H1N1 but is back. It's even rumoured Leafs and Raptors got special treatment.

Doesn't help, when even the islanders roll you up. Good thing I got Tavares :twothumbs:

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/2245/8d0372d4c677621f4346ae6.jpg)

We'll getcha back ROLI!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 05, 2009, 10:12:25 AM
lol at the dude playing in OHL who is like 20 years old rolling at 16 yr olds  :doh:


he got suspended for remainder of the season lol
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 06, 2009, 05:15:08 AM
Pretty brutal these hits. Souray returned and said he ain't got beefs with Iginla, this shit happens.

Rangers 3-1 up on the Oilers after 2 -_-;

The PP is just not clicking, outshot by 10 fuuuuuuuuuck and Valiquette is starting.


Surprise, surprise, Columbus has a hard time holding onto the Blue Jackets:
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AmpNfjLbT8TLBLWF16Jz_2Z7vLYF?slug=ap-bluejackets-future&prov=ap&type=lgns (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AmpNfjLbT8TLBLWF16Jz_2Z7vLYF?slug=ap-bluejackets-future&prov=ap&type=lgns)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 06, 2009, 08:47:03 AM
FUUUUUCK YOU RANGERS!!! :banghead:

Souray can't come back soon enough. Powerplay is all fucked.

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3208/capt5fa53e3296874d36bda.jpg)

only flash was Hemsky and Lubo hooking up.

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5282/capt42c5265d1d514bf991a.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 07, 2009, 02:02:10 AM
Guess who Canucks are scouting in Sweden???


(http://nhl.speedera.net/image-upload/forsberg_flyers_pose_cu_194x255.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on November 07, 2009, 10:41:34 AM
Guess who else are scouting Foppa? :P

Quote
Rangers scouting Forsberg in Sweden

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Rangers are among the handful of NHL teams watching Peter Forsberg very closely when the 36-year-old free-agent center tests his chronically injured right foot in the Karjala Cup tournament that opens today in Sweden and will conclude over the weekend in Finland, The Post has learned. "Yes, we have interest in Forsberg," GM Glen Sather said. "From the reports we've been getting, the foot is much better than it was a year ago. "We'll scout him at the tournament and see what, if anything develops. But I've always liked Peter and I've always been interested in finding a way to bring him to New York, if possible."

The Rangers, who go into tonight's game here against the Oilers and assistant coach Tom Renney having scored five goals while losing three of their last four in regulation, are in desperate need of a playmaking center, of that there is no question. The questions, however, are, a) whether Forsberg is healthy enough to compete in the NHL following a series of surgeries on his right foot and ankle; and, b) whether the center has interest in coming to New York.

"Well," said Sather in response to the latter, "I'd have to say a lot of that would probably depend on money." Ah, money, of which Jim Dolan's team has plenty. But then there's that pesky cap space, of which the Rangers have plenty of nothing. Fact is the Blueshirts have approximately $685,000 of space at the moment. So even if a healthy Forsberg were to decide to play in the NHL -- it has been reported that Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL is prepared to throw money at him the way Omsk threw money at Jaromir Jagr -- and decide that the Rangers would be a fit, Sather would have to find a way to clear substantial cap space to accommodate the center, who is believed on the radar of the Flyers, Caps, Canadiens and Avalanche as well.

In this regard, the scenario is somewhat similar to last year, when the Blueshirts lusted after Mats Sundin, only to have No. 13 reject an offer because the team couldn't come close to matching Vancouver's prorated $10 million. The difference, however, is that Washington, Philadelphia and Montreal are in equally stressed cap situations. Forsberg, arguably the greatest player in the world for six or seven seasons from the mid 1990's through early 2000's, has not played in the NHL since joining the Avalanche for the final nine games of 2007-08. He hasn't made it through a full season since the lockout. He played only three games last year in Sweden before being forced to get more repair work on his foot. It's a long shot, no doubt, but the Rangers are doing their due diligence.

Can't, uh, hurt. Dane Byers has been suspended for tonight's match by the NHL for picking up an instigator penalty at 18:50 of the third period in Wednesday's 4-1 defeat in Vancouver in a fight with Tanner Glass. It was Byers' only shift of the third period. NHL Rule 47.22 mandates a suspension for players hit with instigator penalties in the final five minutes of a game. Head coach John Tortorella will be fined $10,000 under the rule while Byers will forfeit $2,590.67 based on his salary. "I have no reaction to it," Tortorella said. "That's my reaction to it."
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/rangers/rangers_scouting_forsberg_in_sweden_bGiZA1XkVuS1HYnSgtJACO (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/rangers/rangers_scouting_forsberg_in_sweden_bGiZA1XkVuS1HYnSgtJACO)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 08, 2009, 09:34:08 AM
look out glencross, someone is going to get you for that one

Why would the Nucks want that player?
(http://images.comcast-spectacor.com/flyers/story//14168.JPG)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 09, 2009, 09:34:54 AM
WOOO Finally the bleeding stops. The Power Play got clicking?!? WTH that's what you get when you decided to shoot the puck! Good for COGS. Juss cuz your name

is tossed around in Heatley trade rumours, doesn't mean you gotta fart your life away.

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/683/198a90e095c49c824837b8b.jpg)

BULIN whattaasaves!!! FINALLY The Avs get stomped, first loss at home too. Way to GO OILERS!
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7409/ca11af5f4753c817d2c06f4.jpg)


Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: ChocoMochaKei on November 16, 2009, 04:34:32 AM
It says something when your team scores in the first 5 minutes of the game and everyone's pessimistic because the Canucks normally do poorly if they're up 2 goals.  Luckily they went up by 3 and kept scoring.  It was a weird game.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 16, 2009, 12:30:42 PM
LUCKY. How about being up 2-1 and then choking away the lead. Moral Victories. hmmph. Penner and Horcoff are on a hot streak.
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/2277/capt4496c8c302d0476fbe1.jpg)

Thrashers win 3-2
/me triple face palms

I dunno what will cure the Oilers woes.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 19, 2009, 03:21:43 PM
SUP WITH THE PORN STACHES!! :tama-mad:

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6776/captc35a913f60134a4dbd3.jpg)

LMAO I was all ready to say "Fuck you!! Pat Quinn aka Big irishmen is gonna flip out" - holy shit Stortini actually put himself to good use after Moreau got blindsided. Down 4-2 OILERS WIN 6-4!!!!! FUCK YOU AVS!

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 21, 2009, 04:51:18 PM
ROFL Ducks
Fans Fight Over Hockey Stick At Ducks Game 11/19/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-68ToW1UFlw#normal)

Scott Niedermayer of the Anaheim Ducks passes his stick to a little girl in the crowd but a man tries to grab it and a fight ensues XD
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 22, 2009, 06:36:54 AM
Oilers -_-;

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 22, 2009, 09:12:20 AM
^LOL

Hardest hockey shot ever!!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF3WfHWzzOU#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 25, 2009, 12:11:17 AM
OUCH! :lol:

ROFL GJ Roli!! 58 saves to beat Leafs 4-3 in OT

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/6156/capt8da80307d2d3425a8a0.jpg)(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/306/capt50c6d62e69364588aa3.jpg)


WHOA who knew Deslauriers would STEP HIS GAME UP with Bulin out. FUCK YEAH Oilers got the fastest 2 goals in team history, 7 seconds apart, albeit a own goal by the Coyotes

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 25, 2009, 06:34:47 AM
This is hilarious, but tru: http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2009/11/nhl-suspensions.html (http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2009/11/nhl-suspensions.html)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip00391.gif)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on November 25, 2009, 09:21:17 AM
The hottest girlfriends of NHL players. I must agree completely.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/295394-the-12-hottest-wags-of-the-nhl (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/295394-the-12-hottest-wags-of-the-nhl)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on November 25, 2009, 10:11:51 AM
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Kiprusoff won't play in Olympics unless he starts

Miikka Kiprusoff wants to start for the Finnish hockey team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, but the Flames goaltender says if he isn't going to be the team's No.1 guy, he'd sooner stay home. "I'd probably not go in that case," says Kiprusoff in a Tuesday story in The Calgary Herald. "If I'm not going to start for sure, I think I'm going to take that time off and rest." Kiprusoff currently has 12 wins, five losses and two overtime losses, with a 2.61 GAA, and a .914 save percentage. Team Finland staff members Jari Kurri and head coach Jukka Jalonen have been to Calgary to scout Kiprusoff as recently as a couple of weeks ago. "We've been talking," says Kiprusoff. "I told them that I'm ready to go. But like I said, there's still many games to go (on the Flames schedule). If I'm healthy and I feel it's all right -- I'm not too tired -- then I'm going to go . . . if they pick me. There's lots of competition. A lot of good goalies. We'll see. "It's one of those things I can't worry about too much. We'll see what's going to happen."

Indeed, there are several Finnish NHL goalies vying for the starting Olympic job. Rivals for Kiprusoff may include Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom(8-9-2, 2.66, .909), Toronto's Vesa Toskala (1-4-2, 3.82, .869), Nashville's Pekka Rinne (9-4-0, 2.38, .914), Boston's Tuukka Rask(5-2-1, 2.31, .917), Chicago's Antti Niemi (4-1-1, 1.85, .921) or Tampa Bay's Antero Niittymaki (6-1-3, 2.02, .936), who played for Finland at the 2006 Winter Games. "I think it's awesome," says Teemu Selanne in same Herald story. "We have a healthy competition for that spot . . . I don't know why it's so good--more kids coming every year. We have five or six guys who could do the job. I think, obviously, Kiprusoff is No. 1, with his experience and he's so consistent over the years. But, having said that, there's other guys who can also do the job."

"Of course, it is the Olympics-- I've never been there," says Kiprusoff. "And it's pretty close, not lots of travelling . . . but I don't think about that too much. I'll do my job here and see what happens." Kiprusoff opted not to participate for Finland at the 2006 Winter Games at Turin. Well before the Olympic rosters were set, Kiprusoff had declared that his hip was too sore for him to compete at the Games, yet he continued to play for the Flames. Some within the Finnish hockey team wondered if he was truly hurt.
http://www.ctvolympics.ca/hockey/news/newsid=20550.html?cid=rsstsn (http://www.ctvolympics.ca/hockey/news/newsid=20550.html?cid=rsstsn)

Kipper you fucking diva! :thumbdown:

The hottest girlfriends of NHL players. I must agree completely.
Hooray for No.9 :finland:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on November 25, 2009, 09:28:24 PM
Kipper wants to make time to shave his vagina, cuz NOBODY shaves during a playoff tournament.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 26, 2009, 11:13:17 AM
LOL wtf is cale hulse  :lol:


MJ!
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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 26, 2009, 11:18:57 AM
^ XD is that real.

Elisha Cuthbert :jerk: Souray's wifey is never around here. Note they didn't list Rachel Hunter (who is fucking Stoll of the LA Kings)


MAN CLOSE one. What can u say about running a guy from behind?? Cheap Shot? Moreau was all over the place but Hemsky gone for who knows how long is gonna HURT. Comrie's far from back, he's got some spleen infection. Pisani's  ulcerative colitis is flaring up.

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Pat Quinn says it like it is, Oilers is what it is.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 26, 2009, 11:25:54 AM
no idea. gotta ask stan smyl or lemieux themselves  :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 29, 2009, 12:45:42 AM
LOL hemsky out of the season!!!  :cow:

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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 29, 2009, 04:09:14 AM
DIU LEI HUM GAH CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :x

Canucks are gonna GET FUCKED TONITE!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 29, 2009, 04:43:12 AM
SHIT!! Oilers down 4-0.

WHOA Oilers scored 1, Sam Gagner really showed up Canuck Fan hahaha.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 29, 2009, 08:47:18 AM
wah diu, 6 Game Road Trip started off with a great :sheep love: 7-3  you could tell Souray wanted to kill someone haha. Luongo had his mask ripped off so many times.

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4351/capt8837fa36d39b4f309a5.jpg)

Blowing a 3-1 lead vs Sharks was bad enough, now the Oilers got a bunch of AHL kids with "heart" - while Comrie and Hemsky are shelved  :banghead: gonna be a looooooooooooong season.

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on November 29, 2009, 08:59:49 AM
LOL RAPED!!!!!

NUCKS > OILERS
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 01, 2009, 09:20:14 PM
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SAVARD AGREES TO SEVEN-YEAR EXTENSION WITH BRUINS

Sources tell TSN that Boston forward Marc Savard has agreed with the Bruins on a seven-year contract extension with an annual cap hit of around $4.2 million per year. Savard, 32, recently returned from a broken foot and has four goals and six assists in 11 games this season. The two-time All-Star is coming off an 88-point campaign in which he led the Bruins in scoring. Savard is in the final season of a four-year contract that pays him $5 million annually. He was eligible to become an unresticted free agent after this season. He was drafted in the fourth round by the New York Rangers in the 1995 draft. Savard played parts of two seasons for the Rangers, and also skated for the Calgary Flames and Atlanta Thrashers before signing with the Bruins on July 1, 2006. One of the top set-up men in the league, Savard has averaged 67 assists and almost 90 points per year over the last four seasons.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=300651 (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=300651)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 01, 2009, 10:21:27 PM
BALLARD HITS VOKOUN IN THE HEAD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VonWLysIAcA#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 04, 2009, 11:20:29 AM
Savard?!?! How did Blackhawks extend Kane, Toews, Keith. Still there's a lotta missing pieces but that's a good nucleus enuff.

LMAO @ Ballard. Love it when he was still swinging after like "Dude, I did nothing!"

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip00376.jpg)

FUUUCK!!! Finally Oilers win. And it was on City TV of all channels. Beat those fucking Red Wings, holy shit Cleary was on the attack late. Nilsson where'd he come from?

Robert Nilsson' Dirty dangle goal on Red Wins 12.03.09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ULMYr_OF4g#normal)

Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 05, 2009, 11:53:16 AM
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Flyers replace Stevens with Laviolette

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren on Friday fired John Stevens and replaced him with Peter Laviolette as the team's coach.

"I have not been very happy with the direction the team has been going," Holmgren said. "Last night I made up my mind that I needed to make a coaching change. I spoke with Mr. (Ed) Snider (chairman) and Peter (Luukko, club president). … At that point I called (GM) Jim Rutherford in Carolina and got permission to speak to Peter Laviolette, and I offered Peter the job." Laviolette, who coached the Carolina Hurricanes to the 2006 Stanley Cup, had been working as a television analyst for TSN and Versus. He also had been an assistant coach with his son's pee-wee hockey team in Florida. "He's not too happy I'm here because now I'm not coaching down there," Laviolette said. "It was good because we weren't getting along, he was ready to fire me, I was ready to trade him. I wanted him to do something on the ice a different way and he told me that's not the way the head coach wants it done. I said I know what I'm talking about because I've coached some games before. He looked at me and said, 'Yeah, Dad, but you got fired.'

"I got back some credibility today." Laviolette will have to make some quick introductions, as his first Flyers game will be Saturday against the Washington Capitals. "I think this is a very good hockey team," Laviolette said of his new club. "I don't think you need to come in and explode it. Just some changes in different areas, a different voice delivering that. That's what we'll do." Laviolette is known as a tough coach, but also preaches an up-tempo style. His Carolina teams usually were near the top of the League in scoring -- they were third in the NHL with 3.49 goals per game in 2005-06 and fifth in 2007-08 at 3.05. Laviolette, 45, has a record of 244-184-59 in 487 games over seven seasons with the New York Islanders (2001-03) and Hurricanes (2003-09). He also coached the Providence Bruins to the 1999 Calder Cup championship, and coached the U.S. at the 2006 Olympics.

"I would really like to see a very aggressive brand of hockey," Laviolette said. "Aggressive in the offensive zone, get our (defense) activated, get our (defensemen) moving. I think that a lot of teams that are playing the game right now are playing that way." That sounds good to Holmgren, who had worked with Laviolette with USA Hockey. "He's been very successful at every level he's coached at," Holmgren said. "I think the style of play that Peter wants to play and remembering the style Carolina played is going to suit our team." He'll have some immediate help, as Hurricanes assistant Kevin McCarthy, who worked in the same role under Laviolette in Carolina, also was hired by the Flyers. He'll replace assistant coach Jack McIlhargey, who also was let go.

Holmgren said he came to the decision to dismiss Stevens not long after Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. It was the second-straight game the Flyers have been shut out -- the first time that's happened since February 2003 -- their third-straight loss and sixth defeat in the last seven games. Holmgren said he informed Stevens of his decision at 2:45 Friday afternoon. "That was a hard walk for me," Holmgren said. "I walked down to John's office and talked to him. It was a hard walk. Might have been the hardest thing I've ever had to do." Holmgren worked closely with Stevens when Holmgren was assistant GM with the Flyers and oversaw the club's minor-league operations, including the AHL Phantoms, where Stevens was the coach for six seasons -- and they won a Calder Cup championship together. When Holmgren was promoted to GM in October 2006, his first decision was to hire Stevens as Flyers coach.

"The qualities that John exhibits as a man and a coach are beyond reproach," Holmgren said. "I know that from my friendship with him and working with him over the years." Flyers captain Mike Richards also had a deep bond with Stevens, who was his first professional coach, during the 2004-05 AHL championship season with the Phantoms. "Obviously, I'm disappointed," Richards told the Camden Courier-Post. "It's not something anybody wanted to happen. It seems to be the thing in professional sports these days. When things aren't falling well for a team, the coach is the one that pays the price. There is a lot of disappointment on my end. I grew up with Johnny, and he made me the player I am today. He gave me confidence to be an offensive player and I won a championship with him. He's been a huge part of my career.

"That's why I do feel responsible. We have not been our best the last couple of games and I throw that on my shoulders." Stevens presided over the worst season in Flyers' history in 2006-07, but the next season he guided the team on a surprise run to the Eastern Conference Finals before losing to Pittsburgh. Last season the Flyers lost again to the Penguins -- but this time it was in six games in the first round of the playoffs. The summer acquisition of all-star defenseman Chris Pronger was supposed to spark a team that was predicted by many to compete for the Stanley Cup. But after a strong start, the Flyers have sputtered since a rough West Coast trip, and haven't scored a goal in eight periods. They entered Friday's games 10th in the Eastern Conference, two points behind the eighth-place New York Islanders. Despite the current struggles, Holmgren believes the foundation for success is in place. "I still believe we have a good team, I've said that all along," he said. "I believe we have a good team. … I believe today this is the right move."
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=508705 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=508705)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 05, 2009, 08:37:35 PM
and they were doing so good with Emery and Prongs. How the mighty have fallen!


LIKE THE STARS!!

GO OILERS GO!
:angry:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 05, 2009, 11:21:21 PM
Smid actually scored a goal! Oilers beat Dallas in SO.

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4353/capt2597c709e167469397a.jpg)(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8641/capt35769c5db07445fca66.jpg)

Eat SHIT TURCO  :twothumbs
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 07, 2009, 09:17:21 AM
Ryan Getzlaf Weird Goal Against Ottawa (December 6 09) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Nbjdhu1Pk#normal)
Miikka Kiprusoff Unbelievable Save Against San Jose (December 5 09) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGxsdzP-I_4#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 08, 2009, 06:26:06 AM

HO SHIT OILERS win 3 in a row! on the road no less. Horcoff again with the SO winner

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Florida Panthers have such great luck taking each other out, Greg Campbell and Bryan Allen was lining up a hit on Nillsson and took out each other.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 09, 2009, 11:23:30 AM
lol getzlaf is dirty as fuck!

Cabbie on the Street - Hockey Sticks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lSZ_sbFCZI#normal)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 11, 2009, 02:37:26 AM
Karma baby!! That's why the Riders lost.

CABBIE! dude is my hero. We need to film future :hipheart: World Tours like that.

GO OILERS! Fucking curlers ruining the ice is just what the slump ordered. LOL Stortini with the Gordie Howe hat trick.
Ryan Stone vs Steve Downie Dec 9, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9RbxdSxUBc#ws)
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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 11, 2009, 09:33:35 AM
Alot of what makes Cabbie funny is editing out the athlete's reaction when he tells a lame joke.  Kinda like how the late night talk show hosts make themselves look good.  Cabbie doesn't need it as much, because athletes are usually in a good mood when he interviews them, but still.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 11, 2009, 11:45:04 AM
Hat Trick by Daniel! Henrik challenging Thornton for the scoring title!

Rick Rypien is a monster! Dude is like a middleweight but he owns heavyweights in fight. Check out the size differences!

Boris Valabik vs Rick Rypien Dec 10, 2009 - Canucks TV feed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pzM1txgXJ4#ws)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 12, 2009, 05:23:46 AM
HO BOY I rememeber Rick Rypien destroying Oilers Stortini, THAT WAS embarassing

Cabbie is also good at how he can get away with molesting big league atheletes :lol:

SHIT!!!! Penner on fire FOUR POINTS. Fucking Oilers got 5 in a row on the road, first time in league history. HOW?
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Don't wanna jinx em but shit 5 straight goals....fuck all stats. "Record leading after 2 periods" Blues getting Souray tossed and Jacques beating the shit outta Crombeen GOT EM FIRED UP!!
Jean-Francois Jacques vs B.J. Crombeen Dec 11, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hclgsp009CM#ws)

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lol that was fast. Like Masa retiring from The Struggle as soon as he heard Rika was dropping her 10th PB:

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Fetisov, 51, skates in loss for Russian team

By LYNN BERRY, Associated Press Writer 6 hours, 15 minutes ago


MOSCOW (AP)—There was no “Miracle on Ice” for 51-year-old Slava Fetisov.

Shortly after Fetisov became the oldest Russian to play in the Continental Hockey League for CSKA Moscow, he said it would be his last game.

Fetisov hadn’t played competitively in 11 years, and called the 3-2 loss Friday to SKA St. Petersburg “very intense.”

“I think that was the only game for me to take part,” he said, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. “We have plenty of young guys.”

The Russian club called up its team president and former hockey star to skate after a player was injured. Fetisov admitted it was physically challenging, adding, “I tried to hold on, I tried to play to the maximum.”

Several Russian cabinet members and other top officials were among the crowd of more than 5,000 at the game. Fetisov is now a member of the Russian parliament.

The defenseman and former captain of the Soviet national team ended his professional career after winning a second straight Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 1998. Fetisov played on the Soviet team that lost to the U.S. in the semifinals of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.

CSKA coach Sergei Nemchinov doesn’t want to retire Fetisov so fast.

“He did it well today,” Nemchinov told RIA Novosti.

Fetisov’s return led the news on Russia’s state television channels throughout the day.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 12, 2009, 07:29:10 AM
Someone needs to add an "S" or an "F" in front of that uniform. :lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 14, 2009, 06:46:15 AM
Kesler and Mitchell Make Amends (Alternate Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd4zxfB0lGs#ws)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 15, 2009, 01:44:24 AM
^ You need to post that in the Hockey Manlove thread (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=3741.0) :lol:

man, I so wanna do her. But I betcha she is in some studio in Toronto. Crystal Leriger host of Oilers TV: http://oilers.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=5&id=54306 (http://oilers.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=5&id=54306)
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Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 16, 2009, 05:05:10 AM
C'MON OIL!!!!!!!!!!!!Beat The Kings!

Powerplay is sucking hard since the Road Trip.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 16, 2009, 06:18:13 AM
FUCK!!!

Oilers tied it up but again Kings defenseman scores their first goal in 2 + years :lol:
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no one stepped it up against Matt Greene throwing his ass around!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Mugen on December 18, 2009, 08:15:07 AM
Zetterberg got pwned. Could be out for awhile

Henrik Zetterberg's Injury Against Tampa Bay (December 17 09) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9gD_CKYliY#)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 18, 2009, 08:43:29 AM
"all the scared Swedish fans" ? lol oh yeah Olympics. MAN Wings are really hurting.

Oilers dunno wtf is wrong with em. They win 5 in ar ow  ON THE ROAD then fucking stink it up at home. Like they think they're better than the teams that come in.

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I mean come on it's the fucking PREDS!! THEY SUCK!! 6-3 loss :banghead:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on December 19, 2009, 12:38:32 AM
^ watch it boy, my Preds are at the top of their division at the moment.. ;)
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: kuno_thunder on December 19, 2009, 09:22:34 AM
Zett's just out for 2 weeks, separated shoulder looks like. He'll be back in no time.
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 19, 2009, 01:05:27 PM
[HD] Vesa Toskala Glove Save Fail by Toni Lydman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlAW8Xyl8Eo#ws)
:lol:
Title: Re: Official NHL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 20, 2009, 02:04:45 AM
LMAO. Toronto sports should be on FailBlog 24/7

^ watch it boy, my Preds are at the top of their division at the moment.. ;)

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