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24 hours left until the draft. Let's get two more in.
i think i am more interested in the upcoming season in the NHL as a whole than i have been in a very long time.
i guess mostly because of the shortened season. i love shortened seasons in the NHL and NBA and the increased importance of each game.
This post was edited by AlphaOmega 15 months ago
Shortened seasons are soooooooooooo much better. I'm pumped for this year too, even though I don't think we're going to be any good.
I can't be in this year, no time
That was fun as shit. Standing Room Only. I'm so pumped for the season now. I'm in love with Sutter already.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
I'm watching the replay, and Beau Bennett has impressed me. It just hit me how many new options/possibilities there are with this team. Someone is going to get to play with Neal and Geno (Tangradi/Bennett?), Sid with Kunitz and Dupuis is sound, Cooke, TK and Sutter as a third line is strong as well. This is going to be interesting.
I want to see Beau stick and play with Malkin/Neal, but it is a long-shot. Kennedy really impressed me tonight. Sutter was #1 star. Played incredible. AHLer had a sick shootout goal. I always have to have that one guy I hate, and with Staal gone, I've got no one this year if Kennedy plays anywhere near what he played tonight. Maybe Lovejoy?
Edit: Love Tanner Glass too. Enforcer with skating skills.
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This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by RaiseHigh 15 months ago
You are my go to guy, RHTB&G. (has anyone from the site 'splained why they changed your handle? It's fucked up if you ask me, so don't ask me, teehee.)
You were ALWAYS high on Tangradi, and he's kind of a conservative choice to stick on a line with Geno and Neal. The competition to make that 4th line or to make the Big Roster as the daily scratch. If Tangradi does stay on the top line, you still got guys like Adams, MacIntyre, Jeffrey, joey Vitale, and sooooooooo many others scrapping for a job. Same on the bottom of the Defense. I know the Ranger fans are pleased with their offensive acquisitions and their possibilities, but damn, a THIRD line of TK, Cooke and Sutter to o with our top two isn't chopped liver. LOL!!! I am sooooooooo fucking pumped for Saturday.
At this point, I think Tangradi is the NHL equivalent to a AAAA player in baseball. This is his last chance, IMO. Beau is definitely the future starting next year, at the latest, but I think they want him on Crosby's line long-term. That sweet little self-pass off the boards tonight on his goal tonight was so pretty.
Rags can be happy with their acquisitions, but the sheer NUMBER of new players on their team this year is nuts. They may have some problem at the beginning of the year with chemistry, and that could really hurt in a short season.
They didn't allow punctuation marks, so I had to change to RHTBG or RaiseHigh. Went with this, sadly.
Re: Shortened season
Agreed on the heightened excitement of it all....I'm all for moar hockey, but it really should be about a 50 game season every year, and shrink the playoffs a tad while they're at it (best of 5 first round and/or 6 teams from each conference w/ a first round bye for the top two). It will never happen, so I'll embrace this.
I really think Grigorenko might stick w/ the pros. Good connection already forming with Leino...could use a decent third line.
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
What's the story with Kreider? Still not going to be a Top 6?
I dont think so, probably 3rd line at least to start the season and then we will see how he progresses. Then again with Torts all it could take is 20 minutes of lines not working before they are all switched up.
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15,000 fans showed up to the Flyers practice last night. FAN CHAMPIONS !!!!!!!
Photo: Flyers Insert your Allen Iverson reference right here_______. Over 15,000 of you nuts showed up at the Wells Fargo Center last night to watch the Flyers practice. That’s only 1,000 less people than the average reported Sixers home attendance this season. Somewhere, Adam Aron is wondering how he can get more streamers and former American Idol contestants as in-house entertainment. Our friend Nick Piccone of Bleeding Brotherly Love was at the practice and described the scene thusly: Sean Couturier called it to practice in front of that many fans. He's right. Nobody does that. Ever. Not even the...
It seems like everyone is getting great turnouts for these events. Guessing the so called effects of the lockout were greatly exaggerated.
Diehards are diehards. The great hockey towns will still draw sellouts. What they will struggle with is the casual fan watching on TV at home. And, frankly, that's where the money is.
But casual fans won't even notice losing the first 30 games. They'll see it when its on, it's not must view for them. If anything the increased drama of a short season could draw people in.
Well I don't think that Is the case everywhere though. Look at the linked story. Nobody showed up in Toronto.
Confirmed - Grigorenko with Buffalo.
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