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Re: NHL 2023-2024 Vegas Edition: Mojave, Mo' Problems
« Reply #360 on: 17 May 2024, 17:19:49 »
I don't know why it would be that shocking. Vancouver isn't a huge sports town. I think it supports the number of teams that it does largely as a function of the size of the city

I disagree

Vancouver is home to:

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS Soccer)

BC Lions (CFL Football Team)

and at one time, home of the Grizzlies

that's just the Major sports teams, multitude of minor league teams as well

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« Reply #361 on: 17 May 2024, 17:28:06 »
It probably also focuses ownership and management minds a bit more if they can't take local interest and revenues for granted. *cough* Toronto


Related, in the NFL, Lions fans kind of did the same thing.  Just stop going to games, stop buying the goods. 

So that's understandable too.

You mean, like Winnipeg?

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
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« Reply #362 on: 17 May 2024, 21:03:17 »
Swayman is going to be haunted by the memory of that rebound for the rest of his life!!!  :evil: :evil:


EDIT:  *hands Hellbie a box of tissues*

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
--Arkansas Warrior, on the possibility of carrying Dropships as cargo in Warship cargo bays.

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« Reply #363 on: 17 May 2024, 21:34:30 »
No more Coyotes.  Bring on the Utah Shakers!

I've heard talk that the ex-'Yotes won't have an actual team name for next season.

If they follow the PWHL format, will the team just be known as "NHL Utah" ???

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
--Arkansas Warrior, on the possibility of carrying Dropships as cargo in Warship cargo bays.

TERRAN SUPREMACY DEFENSE FORCE.  For when you want to send the SLDF, but couldn't afford the whole kit and kaboodle.

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« Reply #364 on: 17 May 2024, 21:41:07 »
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« Reply #365 on: 17 May 2024, 21:42:14 »

Islanders @ Carolina: HELLBIE UPSET SPECIAL! The Canes are a team designed from the keel up to win this time of year, and yet every time I watch them they just feel... off, somewhere. I can't quite put my finger on it- goaltending hasn't been a strong suit, but injury has been a big part of that. Just... something has me looking at them as another past-few-years Oilers team, seemingly fantastic but deeply flawed under the surface. They're not- at least not as openly- but I'm having a lot of trouble looking at them, despite all the firepower, and feeling confident. The Islanders are an openly wretched team with talent but no direction- they've never inspired confidence all year long, and despite the coaching change they still seem adrift most nights- someone will win this, why not make it fun and throw a little chaos into things? New York in seven

Came back to this after seeing the result of Game 6 vs. the Rags.  Actually started wondering about what you said here...with the Oilers, it's that they're basically a one-line pony, with perennial weakness on defense and in the net.  With the 'Canes...they have tough players who play a fast, physical game up and down the lineup.  But who's their McDavid, or MacKinnon...or...Kreider?  Is it more a construction problem, or a coaching problem?

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
--Arkansas Warrior, on the possibility of carrying Dropships as cargo in Warship cargo bays.

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« Reply #366 on: 17 May 2024, 21:47:05 »
The Leafs have a new bench boss, and as widely speculated for the past couple of weeks, it's Craig Berube:

https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/maple-leafs-hire-craig-berube-as-head-coach/

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
--Arkansas Warrior, on the possibility of carrying Dropships as cargo in Warship cargo bays.

TERRAN SUPREMACY DEFENSE FORCE.  For when you want to send the SLDF, but couldn't afford the whole kit and kaboodle.

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« Reply #367 on: 17 May 2024, 22:27:36 »
Poor Craig.  I’m sure he’ll be compensated well at least.
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« Reply #368 on: 18 May 2024, 00:36:16 »
The Leafs have a new bench boss, and as widely speculated for the past couple of weeks, it's Craig Berube:
I don't think that will make them a contender, but they won't be playing soft going forward.

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« Reply #369 on: 18 May 2024, 07:19:11 »
Update: Eight periods of hockey, both of my teams eliminated. Consensus: That ****** sucked.
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« Reply #370 on: 18 May 2024, 08:06:59 »
Last night was probably the last time this season we'll have more than one game a day.   :sad:
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« Reply #371 on: 18 May 2024, 11:39:39 »
Cats over the Rangers and Stars over whoever makes it out of Canada.
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« Reply #372 on: 18 May 2024, 14:47:43 »
Didn’t see that coming for the Avs.  For all the old Detroit/Colorado crap, that’s been long gone.  The face of the old rivalry to me was centered around Lemieux, Roy, and probably Foote or Deadmarsh.  Nobody loved Forsberg anywhere else either, so he doesn’t count lol.  Those were the mugs at the center of the shitstorm to me.  That said, it’s ok for me to recognize a good team.  I had higher expectations of them for damn good reason.

But Dallas is a good hockey team, and proved it again.  Now, will it be enough to take them to the Cup Finals?  Who knows.  Let’s see who rises from the battle in Canada.

Rangers are my horse in the east.  Florida isn’t going to be any easier than Carolina.

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« Reply #373 on: 18 May 2024, 20:08:32 »
And it's even 1 to 1 after 20 minutes.  How are we feeling tonight, Canucks Nation?
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« Reply #374 on: 18 May 2024, 21:35:22 »
Feels like game 7

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« Reply #375 on: 18 May 2024, 22:14:43 »
Feels like game 7

More than a feeling  :tongue:

Can the Oilers repeat tonight 's performance in the Canucks' barn?

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
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« Reply #376 on: 18 May 2024, 22:42:39 »
More than a feeling  :tongue:

Can the Oilers repeat tonight 's performance in the Canucks' barn?

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They've taken turns looking absolutely gassed, so maybe both teams will show up for the finale :P

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« Reply #377 on: 19 May 2024, 04:26:01 »
They've taken turns looking absolutely gassed, so maybe both teams will show up for the finale :P

Or maybe neither will?

No hockey tonight. And so it begins.    :sad:
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« Reply #378 on: 19 May 2024, 04:32:46 »
That pure burst of hockey energy in round 1 and round 2 of the playoffs would kill us if it  lasted all year.
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« Reply #379 on: 20 May 2024, 07:44:47 »
I still can't figure out if the Oilers were firing on all cylinders in Game 6, or if the Canucks were just totally off their game. More the latter than anything, I think- they really looked deer-in-headlights most of the evening.

More of that in Game 7, and it's lights-out for Vancouver.

I still don't have faith in Edmonton- even if they do get into the third round, they're just not a deep enough roster to hang with a very deep and skilled Dallas team. They may make life interesting, but I can't see them outlasting the Stars at this point.
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« Reply #380 on: 20 May 2024, 22:12:09 »

More of that in Game 7, and it's lights-out for Vancouver.

I still don't have faith in Edmonton- even if they do get into the third round, they're just not a deep enough roster to hang with a very deep and skilled Dallas team. They may make life interesting, but I can't see them outlasting the Stars at this point.

Looks like that’s what it’s going to be as I write this.

I’m just giving the Cup to the Stars at this point.  Why do I say that?  Well, as Hellbie points out, the Oilers ( and the Canucks, for that matter) just don’t have the depth to really hang with the Stars, and the Stars will pretty much have their way with whoever they face in the conference finals.  They’ve already passed their biggest tests by knocking off the defending and twice-removed champs.  On the East side, we have two pretty physical, truculent teams, each coming off a pretty physical, truculent series, and there’s no reason to suspect this one won’t be similar, in fact probably even more so.  And if there’s anything the past few years have shown, it’s that a big part of whichever team eventually wins the Cup is the one that’s fresher and healthier to start the Cup finals.  Whichever team comes out of that East final is going to be gassed and limping in to the Cup finals, with little if anything left in the tank.  Cue Dallas in 5.

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
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« Reply #381 on: 21 May 2024, 09:14:48 »
Well, the Oilers just had to go and let the Canucks make it interesting in the third period.  And that near-collapse shows the main reason why it's quite unlikely that it'll be them moving on to the Cup finals.

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
--Arkansas Warrior, on the possibility of carrying Dropships as cargo in Warship cargo bays.

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« Reply #382 on: 21 May 2024, 09:55:26 »
Whelp - Canucks are out - I'm out.

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« Reply #383 on: 21 May 2024, 10:01:13 »
Well, the Oilers just had to go and let the Canucks make it interesting in the third period.  And that near-collapse shows the main reason why it's quite unlikely that it'll be them moving on to the Cup finals.

cheers,

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The Canucks losing Boeser to a blood clot discovered after game 6 might have been the final straw. Boeser had 7 goals and 12 points through 12 playoff games this post-season, making him the top-scoring player on a team that's had struggles scoring in the post-season.

Also, I don't know about previous seasons or their first series, but Draisaitl seems to have been the more consistently dangerous player for Edmonton this series compared to McDavid.
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« Reply #384 on: 21 May 2024, 10:11:07 »
Just here for the check in and prediction:

Panthers in 7
Dallas in 6.

Both I could see clinching earlier.  I find it hard to believe that the Panthers are going to pump the breaks and allow the Rangers to get back in the game like they maanged to do Hurricanes last round.

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« Reply #385 on: 22 May 2024, 08:56:32 »
I'll keep it briefer for Round 2:

Colorado in 6
Vancouver in 6
Boston in 7
New York in 5

I went 7-of-8 in round one (only missed the Isles/Canes series), and this time went 1-of-4. Ow.

New York in 6
Dallas in 5
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« Reply #386 on: 22 May 2024, 15:23:00 »
Just here for the check in and prediction:

Panthers in 7
Dallas in 6.

Both I could see clinching earlier.  I find it hard to believe that the Panthers are going to pump the breaks and allow the Rangers to get back in the game like they maanged to do Hurricanes last round.

I went 7-of-8 in round one (only missed the Isles/Canes series), and this time went 1-of-4. Ow.

New York in 6
Dallas in 5

I'd love to see NYR vs the Oilers for nostalgic reasons that have nothing to do with the 2024 NHL Playoffs.

That's not going to happen in all probability. 

But I still think the Rangers will surprise everyone and hoist the Cup.
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« Reply #387 on: 22 May 2024, 19:36:20 »
Sheldon Keefe didn't have to wait too long for his next head coaching job.

https://www.tsn.ca/new-jersey-devils-name-sheldon-keefe-head-coach-1.2124376?collectionId=TSN%2FRECS%2FMIX%2FRFY

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
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« Reply #388 on: 22 May 2024, 20:35:16 »
Good hire for Jersey.  I suspect the Devils will be back in playoffs next year

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« Reply #389 on: 22 May 2024, 22:16:53 »
Game 1 of the ECF didn't go as I expected.  A much more disciplined affair than I thought it would be, and the game plan the Cats used against the Bruins seems to work against the Rags as well.  Let's see if they can adapt for game 2.

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So, now I'm imagining people boxing up Overlords for loading as cargo.  "Nope, totally not a DropShip.  Everyone knows you can't fit a DropShip in a WarShip!  It's...a ten thousand ton box of marshmallows!  Yeah.  For the Heavy Guards big annual smores party."
--Arkansas Warrior, on the possibility of carrying Dropships as cargo in Warship cargo bays.

TERRAN SUPREMACY DEFENSE FORCE.  For when you want to send the SLDF, but couldn't afford the whole kit and kaboodle.

 

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