Lose to Las Vegas and lose your division: THE NHL 2017-2018 THREAD (INCLUDING THE COYOTES SOMEHOW, PITTSBURGH HANGOVER AND OFFSEASON SHENANIGANS. HOCKEY IS THE BEST)

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ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Paul Kariya was just a guy IMO

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:28 (one year ago) Permalink

agreed

about time recchi got in tho

mookieproof, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:57 (one year ago) Permalink

decent draft for vancouver

i n f i n i t y (∞), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 16:32 (one year ago) Permalink

rip dave semenko

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Aaaawman

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 29 June 2017 15:12 (one year ago) Permalink

59 is young

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 29 June 2017 15:18 (one year ago) Permalink

ffs are the canucks fanbase the only people with a european complex in the nhl?

seems like we're the only people talking about some perfect zen bs balance of physicality and finesse

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 29 June 2017 16:31 (one year ago) Permalink

o ya

rip semenko because he was one bad ass motherfucking enforcer

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 29 June 2017 16:33 (one year ago) Permalink

seems like we're the only people talking about some perfect zen bs balance of physicality and finesse

wings fans do this ime, would imagine it's more common in canadian and long-term US fanbases

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 29 June 2017 17:07 (one year ago) Permalink

if you mean a "balance" meaning too many big boys and not enough skill players, then yes, the habs under bergevin and julien also have this "zen bs" problem

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 29 June 2017 17:36 (one year ago) Permalink

that's right

what i mean is endless nitpicking and overanalyzing

all because we have a beautiful young prince/ladyboy by the name of elias pettersson and people start theorizing endless

https://images.mmcloud.se/api/v1/images/7f0aeab6-9800-4ae6-bac2-9261b20a5e96/1200.jpg

just gonna watch and enjoy

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 29 June 2017 17:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Isn't that the pretty boy who got his face smacked in in fight club?

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 29 June 2017 17:50 (one year ago) Permalink

that was his dad

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 29 June 2017 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

someone needs to upload a good quality video of the semenko-muhammad ali fight

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 29 June 2017 18:25 (one year ago) Permalink

seems like we're the only people talking about some perfect zen bs balance of physicality and finesse

'can this defenceman ~move the puck~?'

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 June 2017 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

there ya go there ya go

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 29 June 2017 23:04 (one year ago) Permalink

frenzy!

nothing seems too outlandish, i guess, but i'm glad it wasn't my team that gave dan girardi $6m for two years

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 July 2017 19:49 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD0z-5yL0O4

never forget

also fuck mark messier

mookieproof, Saturday, 22 July 2017 02:50 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

happy 30th to sidney patrick crosby

mookieproof, Monday, 7 August 2017 15:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Your occasional offseason reminder from me that Chris Osgood has the worst trading card of all time. pic.twitter.com/uU3dM1l0AF

— Adam Gretz (@AGretz) August 17, 2017

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:02 (one year ago) Permalink

is he...at a baseball game?

I Love You, Fancybear (symsymsym), Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

legend

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:27 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Hockey coming

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 21:06 (one year ago) Permalink

this penguins-to-the-white-house thing has been . . . disappointing

sid is a master of 'pucks to the net/just gotta skate harder tomorrow' so it's not surprising that, particularly as a canadian citizen, he wants nothing to do with american politics

and i can understand that the franchise wants desperately to avoid alienating half (?) its fans. idk, maybe they could have been all 'we'll visit along with the NBA champs'? but we have very definitely come to the point where visiting the white house is a political photo op for its inhabitant, and if a side must be chosen, you might as well choose the right one.

i was at least hoping for a joke about how malkin would always be welcome

anyway, if you need help sleeping, here are loops of skaters practicing. the crunch of the ice never gets old: https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/3pzvp5/til_that_after_the_radio_feed_ends_on_nhlcom/cwbrzar/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=front&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=hockey

mookieproof, Friday, 29 September 2017 01:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Sidney and Mario run the team and Mario is an old honky and sid has only 3/4 of a brain

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 29 September 2017 02:31 (one year ago) Permalink

mario is mainly concerned with his world-class wine cellar

mookieproof, Friday, 29 September 2017 02:36 (one year ago) Permalink

barry melrose's vezina pick for 2018: mike smith

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/20857488/nhl-2017-18-season-preview-experts-picks

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:14 (one year ago) Permalink

banner

mookieproof, Thursday, 5 October 2017 00:23 (one year ago) Permalink

yikes penguins

mookieproof, Friday, 6 October 2017 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink

First-ever @GoldenKnights goal scored by James Neal started with a turnover by Marc Methot in the offensive zone and Stars never recovered.

— Scott Burnside (@OvertimeScottB) October 7, 2017

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 October 2017 03:09 (one year ago) Permalink

*very crow t robot voice*

NEEEEEEEEAL

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 7 October 2017 03:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Marc-Andre Fleury made 45 saves on 46 shots. Vegas wins, 2-1.

— Wes Crosby (@OtherNHLCrosby) October 7, 2017

<3 maf

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 October 2017 04:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Ovechkin 6 goals in 4 periods.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 8 October 2017 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

also I changed my allegiances to the Leafs before last season, might do the same in baseball actually now.

mookie will call my bandwagonism but really i'm just young, confused and an immigrant whose only tru sport ties is with the Girondins de Bordeaux.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 8 October 2017 00:03 (one year ago) Permalink

lol

i like the leafs and dislike the rangers, so it's okay. be careful wearing your wendel clark sweater on ste-catherine tho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZyDsF-Gp3o

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 October 2017 00:11 (one year ago) Permalink

holy shit ovi

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 October 2017 03:59 (one year ago) Permalink

golden knights: 82-0-0

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 05:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Wings say nope

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Heh. pic.twitter.com/JU0k224V0w

— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) October 14, 2017

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Vegas account was talking some shit before the game about how both teams had the same number of consecutive playoff appearances.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:35 (one year ago) Permalink

How energetically should I jump on the Leafs bandwagon? Can they win the Cup this year?

Answer in a way that a baseball fan can understand. Are they like the Cleveland Indians of the late '90s, filled with all these high-powered young hitters but with mediocre enough pitching (goaltending/defense) that their offense isn't enough? Or are they so good offensively that just okay defense and goaltending might do.

clemenza, Thursday, 19 October 2017 03:48 (one year ago) Permalink

bigg-ish game in toronto tonight! you know, for october

clem i would say they're somewhere between those two -- probably the former, but maybe not. in any case, they're well on the way to being quite good and should in any case be exciting to watch

mookieproof, Monday, 23 October 2017 23:22 (one year ago) Permalink

i don't think they can win the cup this season -- maybe next year -- but they should certainly make the playoffs and who knows, maybe their goalie gets hot

should get some ontario-quebec rivalries going too

mookieproof, Monday, 23 October 2017 23:25 (one year ago) Permalink

they’re a fun team with an open window. unlike every other team in the east besides the pens and i guess tampa

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 23 October 2017 23:27 (one year ago) Permalink

through nine games the sabres are -3 on 5-on-4 power plays, ie they've scored three times and allowed six shorties

this might be the worst thing i've ever heard

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 14:46 (one year ago) Permalink

how is that even possible

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 17:08 (one year ago) Permalink

the “but her emails” meme only with “eichel is just as good as mcdavid”

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 18:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Sabres still managed to shut out the wings tonight though u_u

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 02:39 (one year ago) Permalink

showing *that* game on nbcsn rather than one of the two times a year crosby and mcdavid play each other was a stroke of typical brilliance

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 04:00 (one year ago) Permalink

nobody wants to cover Karlsson pic.twitter.com/yR6WlOTnCN

— steph (@myregularface) October 25, 2017

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 15:12 (one year ago) Permalink

I translated the caption on Ovechkin's Instagram post. Think it's a little more accurate than google. If you use it, please credit WaPo. pic.twitter.com/MvUTu1VYIP

— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) November 2, 2017

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 November 2017 18:47 (one year ago) Permalink

i went to my first hockey game last night. was a fairly uneventful affair, not to mention fairly sparsely attended (what with the canucks sucking right now, it being November 1st, and game 7 of the world series), with the canucks losing 2-0 to the devils. but had decent seats, in row 10 in the lower bowl, and it was pretty great to see a live game. also got given the tix for free which was pretty awesome

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 2 November 2017 19:18 (one year ago) Permalink

cool!

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 November 2017 19:31 (one year ago) Permalink

We’re you facing the benches or the penalty box. One of the coolest things is watching giant professional players doing line drills and the fire drill line changes

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:10 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that seemed like a pretty exciting game for a 2-0 loss. Schneider was standing on his head

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Friday, 3 November 2017 04:35 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

pick a player. who'd he score his first goal against? then, who did that goalie yield his first goal to? and keep going. ovechkin's thread goes back to georges vezina, for example

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23goaldna

mookieproof, Friday, 17 November 2017 18:02 (one year ago) Permalink

tampa seems really good this year

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 November 2017 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Vice otm

I want to change my display name (dan m), Sunday, 26 November 2017 13:37 (one year ago) Permalink

went to a game today, took the family

preds not really looking all that intimidating to get beat by a .500 team in a rebuilding year tbh

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 26 November 2017 22:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Fun Fact: The history of the @NHL, founded 100 years ago today, can be tracked through five players.

Jaromir Jagr played against Guy Lafleur, who played against Gordie Howe, who played against Dit Clapper, who played with/against Cy Denneny, who played on opening night. #NHL100 pic.twitter.com/vYM5UGLI4q

— Jonathon Jackson (@jonathonj1970) November 26, 2017

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 27 November 2017 01:17 (one year ago) Permalink

It takes six steps to get from Bartolo Colon back to the first MLB game in 1876.

Bartolo Colon played with Harold Baines for the 1999 Cleveland Indians
Harold Baines played with Minnie Minoso for the 1980 Chicago White Sox
Minnie Minoso played with Phil Cavarretta for the 1954 Chicago White Sox
Phil Cavarretta played with Charlie Grimm for the 1935 Chicago Cubs
Charlie Grimm played with Red Ames for the 1918 St. Louis Cardinals
Red Ames played with Jim O'Rourke for the 1904 New York Giants

http://www.baseball-reference.com/oracle/

clemenza, Monday, 27 November 2017 02:05 (one year ago) Permalink

(Two gimmicks on that list: besides Minnie Minoso, Jim O'Rourke retired in 1893, then came back at the age of 53 for one game in 1904. If you exclude Minoso it takes seven steps, and if you cut O'Rourke's career off at 1893, it'd probably take eight.)

clemenza, Monday, 27 November 2017 02:11 (one year ago) Permalink

sabres update:

6-16-4 for 16 points -- only 15 points behind the expansion team (which has a game in hand)

in 26 games they've had 82 power play opportunities, during which they've scored 10 goals and allowed 7

their defensemen -- all of them -- have yet to score a goal

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 December 2017 19:46 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.tsn.ca/the-greatest-one-1.944832

ovie too high

mookieproof, Friday, 15 December 2017 17:17 (one year ago) Permalink

agreed, and Bourque too low.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 15 December 2017 17:25 (one year ago) Permalink

goalies should have a separate list imo

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Brodeur too low.

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:26 (one year ago) Permalink

kinda embarrassed i had no idea who doug harvey is

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Saturday, 16 December 2017 02:48 (one year ago) Permalink

There are a lot of old Canadiens who shouldn’t be on that list anymore tbrr

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 16 December 2017 03:03 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, they can't all be top 10

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Saturday, 16 December 2017 03:09 (one year ago) Permalink

so . . . vegas is leading the western conference and it's almost xmas

that is quite something

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 15:19 (one year ago) Permalink

a xmas miracle?

i think not

more like a bettmaniracle

infinity (∞), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:41 (one year ago) Permalink

I stand by the thred title

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:45 (one year ago) Permalink

at least the flubbing wings gave them their first L
/hangs hat

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:33 (one year ago) Permalink

more like season shenanigans*

infinity (∞), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

penguins can't score despite kessel being best

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 December 2017 04:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Ok so the Knights are pretty fun to watch, if a little systems-y/motor-y.

It shows how high the skill level of the league is and how absurdly great the great players are rn. The 10 best players of all time are probably playing right now

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 28 December 2017 04:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i don't necessarily disagree but i want you to name them

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Lol I tried after I posted that

Crosby
Ovi
Mcdavid
Doughty
PK

Down ballot votes for Kane and Toews

Last 20 years or so add Lemieux, Lindstrom, Bourque, brodeur, Jagr,

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:28 (one year ago) Permalink

The more time passes the more Gretz was the right man at the right time

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:28 (one year ago) Permalink

i will fite you for malkin

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Hasek

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah I thought about malkin. He’s deep down toward 10 tho

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:35 (one year ago) Permalink

ugh, goalies

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:36 (one year ago) Permalink

It’s really only brodeur. Roy was the last of the psycho goalies. Hasek was kind of a freak. After that first Chicago cup and they ditched Khabi I decided that goalies are actually fungible/glorified relief pitchers

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Gretz was the right man at the right time

yes, but no one else at that time was anywhere near it

brodeur is a hall of famer and then some for 20 years but he was never a guy that clamored inside heads like hasek imo

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Everyone compares Gretz to Ruth in terms of dominance over the field so that comparison is correct, I suppose. The euro influence wasn’t as pronounced as it is now.

Brodeur has kinda become the archetype for big goalies, even after the Finnish/catch everything school came around. He has a longer tail. Hasek is mythic tho, I agree.

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:48 (one year ago) Permalink

also idk i can't personally speak to orr but i saw paul coffey and he was good but orr apparently changed the game?

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah Coffey was a rush guy. I believe people who say Orr was the truth. I look at D men like Doughty and Pk and think about borque a lot. Short-ish bulldozers who know where to be

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Kings giving Dustin Brown a nice pregame commemorating his 1000 games played. Best LA KINGS player of all time

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Friday, 29 December 2017 03:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Well that may as yet be Robitaille or Blake

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 29 December 2017 03:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Seems weird to say Brown is the best LA player of all time when Gretzky played on that team.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Friday, 29 December 2017 15:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Gretzky had some fine years in LA, but was also hobbled by injuries. got his team to the finals once and lost (Hrudey in goal, so i realize this this may not be fair). His best years were in Edm though.
Robitaille is my fave King all-time so i don't discount him at all, but DB is such a complete player. I've never seen anybody else lay big clean hits on people while in the same motion turn a fine offensive play the way he does. And he does it everyday. And he's captained 2 cup-winning teams.

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Friday, 29 December 2017 17:09 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this is nice, but maybe the bruins should have tried not falling to the ice and flailing whenever seguin came near them

Tyler Seguin just embarrassed his former team 😱🔥 pic.twitter.com/6mAgU51jjs

— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) January 15, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 15 January 2018 22:25 (one year ago) Permalink

v. impressed with 20yo carolina defenseman noah hanifin -- 6'3" and damn he can skate

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:10 (one year ago) Permalink

rip double-j

mookieproof, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:43 (one year ago) Permalink

this is really great (and long) if you have an athletic sub: https://theathletic.com/206515/2018/02/02/in-one-my-four-insane-days-trapped-in-minor-hockey-hell-with-the-brampton-beast

mookieproof, Friday, 2 February 2018 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Kladno 7, Benátky 2

jagr had three assists in his kladno debut; petr nedved came out of retirement for one game and had a goal and an assist for benátky

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:21 (one year ago) Permalink

rip rangers

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 February 2018 03:30 (one year ago) Permalink

A Message from Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton. pic.twitter.com/Q56CXS8vDc

— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 8, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:40 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean that’s a nice letter! It’s also long past time to blow it up!

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:21 (one year ago) Permalink

rip blackhawks

mookieproof, Friday, 16 February 2018 17:29 (one year ago) Permalink

finally

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 16 February 2018 20:49 (one year ago) Permalink

Where’s everyone going?? #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/I39yQCYh6h

— Blackhawk Up (@Blackhawk_Up) February 13, 2018

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 16 February 2018 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Olympic Curling is so much better with Phil Kessel 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/586PJcz2Q7

— Benstonium (@Benstonium) February 18, 2018

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 19 February 2018 02:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Good content

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 19 February 2018 13:27 (one year ago) Permalink

luongo is the best:

Roberto Luongo, a Parkland resident, with a really powerful speech before the Panthers/ Capitals game pic.twitter.com/eDoqFUixZQ

— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) February 23, 2018

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Friday, 23 February 2018 06:41 (one year ago) Permalink

Louuuu

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 23 February 2018 12:50 (one year ago) Permalink

bingo bango bongo

bald butte (∞), Friday, 23 February 2018 16:26 (one year ago) Permalink

derick brassard is a pretty good third-line center

mookieproof, Friday, 23 February 2018 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

this thred title was prescient in a way that i was not anticipating

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 23 February 2018 20:26 (one year ago) Permalink

tats gone to vegas ;_;

I mean I don't keep close track of movements and cap hits and such these days but idk if ken holland is cut out for the nu nhl way of doing business

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 26 February 2018 20:38 (one year ago) Permalink

i thought that was a pretty good return except that the first-rounder won't be very high

mookieproof, Monday, 26 February 2018 21:24 (one year ago) Permalink

half hoping the golden knights win the cup so all gm lose their jobs this summer.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 26 February 2018 21:34 (one year ago) Permalink

you can make an argument for each individual move (well, not the dan girardi signing) but tampa's long-term strategy of acquiring former rangers seems questionable

mookieproof, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 01:43 (one year ago) Permalink

720 seconds.

That’s how long it took to hit our goal of 10,000 deposits.

We’re now at 25,000 and counting.

Thank you, Seattle.#NHLSeattle

— NHL Seattle (@NHLSeattle_) March 1, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 March 2018 19:29 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm becoming increasingly convinced that Quebec City is not going to get an NHL team anytime soon.

silverfish, Thursday, 1 March 2018 21:00 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.nhlpa.com/player-poll/2017-18

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

wouldn't mind seattle getting a team tbh

it would create a cool rivalry with vancouver

but more importantly, it would add pressure on vancouver to get it's motherfucking act together otherwise the nhl would pull the canucks out of the city like the nba did with the grizzlies

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:41 (one year ago) Permalink

600 goals for ovechkin

400 wins for marc-andre fleury

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 02:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Patrick Marleau has over 500 goals somehow

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 03:35 (one year ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYLTTWGVoAAkUhi.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Regular season penalty minutes (active)

1 Chris Neil, 2,459
2 Zdeno Chara, 1,720
3 Scott Hartnell, 1,664
4 Chris Pronger, 1,590

Playoff wins (active)

Henrik Lundqvist, 61
Marc-Andre Fleury, 53
Corey Crawford, 48
Jonathan Quick, 46
Antti Niemi, 36
Roberto Luongo, 34
Ryan Miller, 28
Tuukka Rask, 28
Cam Ward, 23
Carey Price, 23

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:19 (one year ago) Permalink

chris neil is not active; congrats zdeno

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:30 (one year ago) Permalink

jets are being taught a lesson in nashville tonight

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Met a friend for a movie tonight, a movie we knew would be silly and was just an excuse to get together. Late in the afternoon, someone he knew messaged that he had an extra ticket for the Leaf game; my friend passed, not wanting to cancel and not having any way to get in touch with me anyway (I don't have a cell phone).

Later, as we left the movie, I said something like "Hopefully the Leafs didn't come back from six goals and win in a shootout."

clemenza, Thursday, 15 March 2018 06:27 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

36yo accountant got into a game tonight as an emergency goalie for the blackhawks

keep dreaming jimmy mod

mookieproof, Friday, 30 March 2018 04:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Hilarious post-game interview from 36-year-old Scott Foster, who was called into action as the Blackhawks Emergency Backup Goaltender tonight pic.twitter.com/p4ExOQz8oA

— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) March 30, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 30 March 2018 14:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

This story is a Kremlin psyop guys

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

7/7 is an honest days work

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i would never want the emergency-goalie-off-the-street thing to change -- it is awesome -- but it's kind of a weird cop-out?

i mean if a baseball team runs out of pitchers or catchers it's not like they can pull dudes out of the crowd. go tell one of your healthy scratches to put some pads on

mookieproof, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

love hockey

this was so awesome

F# A# (∞), Friday, 30 March 2018 18:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I know this guy probably gives zero shits and I'm only picking on this because it's the Blackhawks but really? $0? That's shitty. They're getting so much positive PR out of this, I hope they do something for him (beyond free food, games, and a jersey).

https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/979777172331261954: What the Blackhawks had to pay Scott Foster, the accountant who was the first emergency backup goalie to ever get ice time. Last night, Foster saved 7 shots on 7 tries in 14 minutes of action vs Jets. CBA states Foster’s deal with team was a “tryout.” pic.twitter.com/aEP5lODZU8

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 30, 2018

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 30 March 2018 19:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

also prob has best selling jersey over last 12 hours

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 30 March 2018 19:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah it's a CBA/union/salary cap thing. lame

incomparable leader jonathan toews surely bought him a beer, tho

mookieproof, Friday, 30 March 2018 20:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Toews (or someone else) shoulda slapped on the pads imho, not even kidding in the slightest.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 30 March 2018 20:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

sedins are done

mookieproof, Monday, 2 April 2018 16:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

noooo too soon

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Monday, 2 April 2018 17:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

legit sad at Sedin news

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 2 April 2018 17:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i'm thankful for them and they are certainly two of the best

however, i do feel it's a good time for this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdKoegMP-dc

To say that the Sedins enjoyed a good run would be a bit of an understatement.

*5v5 data between 2008-2018 via https://t.co/lhgD0Gcc5R* pic.twitter.com/iq7BRQcnJB

— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) April 2, 2018

Just your standard run of >3300 minutes together controlling ~58% of all shots. #Sedins pic.twitter.com/v1yrROv6VT

— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) April 2, 2018

F# A# (∞), Monday, 2 April 2018 20:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

alex burrows and ryan kesler better send them nice xmas presents every year

mookieproof, Monday, 2 April 2018 20:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

and Anson Carter/Trent Klatt etc..

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 14:16 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2018/04/canucks-fans-bid-goodbye-sedin-twins-farewell-riot/

read it til the last last line

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the local politician who gave a speech at my high school graduation used an extended Trent Klatt comparison to describe our school. We weren't the biggest or the most talented, but our hard-nosed grit would get us through. Inspiring stuff.

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

He of course went on to have one of his best professional seasons - classic Canucks' luck

ain't that the troof

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

as a fan of the team that traded markus naslund to vancouver for alex stojanov, f u

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

think some of the breaks have evened out since then

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

still waitin fer de cup doh

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

That list kind of sucks. Putting Pyatt as one of the best seems like a stretch, and despite only a limited time there, hansen had some pretty solid fancy stats metrics in his time there, but the canucks being the canucks they decided to move him away.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the best/worst countdown format is completely incoherent

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 17:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It was a very confusing and strange read for that reason alone. BUt then added to mediocre analysis

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 17:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The card was never activated.

No, seriously. They forgot to activate the free gift card they gave away for Fan Appreciation Night.

It's pure poetry.#Sens https://t.co/jdaMlTeU2B

— Joe Boughner (@joeboughner) April 3, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 18:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

man, the bus crash

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 April 2018 21:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

seriously

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 7 April 2018 23:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I live in Saskatoon and the crash happened in the part of the province where I grew up. Last night and today have been a total punch in the gut. Junior hockey grounds so many small prairie communities: it's a social event, it's funded by local sponsors. And the kids are chasing that NHL dream, hundreds of them riding the buses across the province. Heck, my niece just finished a season of elite Bantam hockey, busing two, three hours to games in small towns. This tragedy has shaken Saskatchewan to its very core.

A. Begrand, Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://globalnews.ca/news/4130553/nhl-tributes-humboldt-broncos-jets-leafs-canadiens/

man babcock on the verge of tears

scary scary stuff

i wonder if colter wall is following this and if he will bring it up at all -- will see him play live at the end of this month

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 8 April 2018 03:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

20 years old, but an article on playing in that league. wonder how different it is now

https://harpers.org/archive/1998/01/hockey-nights/?single=1

mookieproof, Monday, 9 April 2018 01:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Just read the gofundme has raised $4 million in under two days.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 9 April 2018 02:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

That Harper’s article is great. Thx Mookie. Just shared it w my son who played many years of AAA. He’d better read it!

tobo73, Monday, 9 April 2018 04:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

anyone up for a playoff pool?

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

A classmate of mine who was a goaltender in the ncaa told me that yeah, sometimes after games they have those 8 hours drive at night in a snowstorm and he would fall asleep wondering if he would wake up.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:16 (eleven months ago) Permalink

good start ^_^

man, winnipeg is a fun team to watch. they would be perfect if they brought back the blue kick plates like the old western canada teams used to have

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 April 2018 02:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Dallas Stars Head Coach Ken Hitchcock announced today his retirement from coaching in the NHL after 22 seasons as a head coach. Hitchcock will remain with the Stars as a consultant. https://t.co/nS095SX4LL

— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) April 13, 2018

if anyone at the cbc/rogers were interested in reining in don cherry, it would have been done -- by ron maclean or someone else. maclean is hardly a profile in courage, but the real blame belongs higher up the ladder

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 15:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Can Ken Hitchcock be the new host of a HNIC intermission segment?

They could call it Coherent Coach's Corner.

— Pension Plan Puppets (@PPPLeafs) April 13, 2018

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Dallas Stars Head Coach Ken Hitchcock announced today his retirement from coaching in the NHL after 22 seasons as a head coach. Hitchcock will remain with the Stars as a consultant. https://t.co/nS095SX4LL
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) April 13, 2018
if anyone at the cbc/rogers were interested in reining in don cherry, it would have been done -- by ron maclean or someone else. maclean is hardly a profile in courage, but the real blame belongs higher up the ladder

― mookieproof, Friday, April 13, 2018 8:17 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah i guess i agree with you, thought the piece was interesting enough

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Wake up, @PKessel81! It's time for the third period. pic.twitter.com/UGcKE8Qvo1

— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 15, 2018

I want to change my display name (dan m), Sunday, 15 April 2018 21:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Really miss listening to Darren pang doing color

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 16 April 2018 02:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Lumbus OT goal is the goalie move when you can’t actually shoot #sadfactsaboutjtm

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 16 April 2018 03:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

maf

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 05:48 (eleven months ago) Permalink

get swept by las vegas and lose your division

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Lol

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

heh

Wild gettin' pushed around at home, they're probably toast.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink

bruce boudreau is by all accounts a good coach, but jeez

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

love too score 28 goals in six games

mookieproof, Sunday, 22 April 2018 22:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

Love to score

F# A# (∞), Monday, 23 April 2018 03:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

who own da leafs

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 01:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

Nervous...A Leafs win would certainly make up for that nightmare game four years ago.

clemenza, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 22:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

whatever happens, it can't be as bad as that

probably

the stretch between the acc and rogers centre must be a shitfight tonight

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 23:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

Not that I know hockey or anything, but I don't think the Leafs can win a shootout where they trade goals--they need a two- or three-goal cushion.

clemenza, Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

don't we all

mookieproof, Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

Kapanen shorthanded goal a thing of beauty

Scape: Goat-fired like a dog! (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

this is the kind of game that kills ppl

as someone who doesn't *really* care about the outcome, it's incredible

mookieproof, Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

Was eating at whole foods and this means i usually watch a hockey game

This time they had on some hockey documentary and they started showing classic clips of and interviews with the great one

Literally had to stop watching because i got teary eyed, had a lump in my throat and thought i was going to start sobbing

F# A# (∞), Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://www.instagram.com/_hockeycustoms

lol at the kessel one -- love the guy but i'm not sure he's ever taken a slapshot in his life

mookieproof, Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

The Kelly Hrudey with the USA pads is DEEPLY obscure

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

is the bandana visible

mookieproof, Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Inconclusive

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

whatever happens, it can't be as bad as that

solid attempt tho

mookieproof, Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

well, leafs didn't have a next gear after a great 2nd period. gotta have like 2 more gears to keep up. i was really kinda rooting for them to move on, but i have the bruins moving forward on my bracket so i'm ok, personally ;) was a great series though. good hockey times.

andrew m., Thursday, 26 April 2018 13:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

Talked to my 8 year-old this morning (pictured below with Lord Stanley) and asked him how he was holding up after last night’s loss and he replied — in a really sad kid voice bordering on tears — “I want to boil Brad Marchand’s face in olive oil”. #LeafsNation #BudsAllDay pic.twitter.com/2b17hLOzVC

— PROPAGANDHI (@propagandhi) April 26, 2018

pretty much everyone does, little 'ghandi… pretty much everyone does

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

First response on that thred is p good

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

lou lamoriello will not return as leafs general manager

hurricanes have fired ron francis

pens got jobbed somewhat yesterday, i guess

mookieproof, Monday, 30 April 2018 19:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

puck over the glass: two minutes

breaking a guy's jaw: nothing

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 04:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

well player safety is talking to him today.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 14:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

pleased to report that a little while ago i saw a guy tackle another guy into the corner of the bar after the second san jose goal

gbx, Thursday, 3 May 2018 03:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

3 games out for tom wilson. seems fair to me. full disclosure: i'm a pens fan. but still.

andrew m., Thursday, 3 May 2018 14:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

seems a bit much to me but my understanding is there's a review process which leaves the door open for it to be reduced to 1 or 2

tobo73, Thursday, 3 May 2018 17:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

think the 3 was cuz of "repeat offender" status, otherwise probably would've been 1 or 2

andrew m., Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

the thing is, except for the difference in word usage, canadian hockey commentators are not good, so there's a tendency to prefer the american commentators

F# A# (∞), Thursday, 3 May 2018 22:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

I don't enjoy american commentators but man that post article is ugh

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Friday, 4 May 2018 02:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

never heard "slapper" to my knowledge and that is a gross one. i don't have a problem with wrister, though. don't know the country of origin, but "biscuit" makes me cringe. i don't know why.

andrew m., Friday, 4 May 2018 16:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

i'm assuming this is an old guy? and i assume he's referencing the glow puck thing? that was for like 2 seasons 20 years ago, buddy!

andrew m., Friday, 4 May 2018 16:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

Biscuit is player slang in my experience, dunno that I've ever heard a commentator say it.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

And Olberman

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 4 May 2018 17:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

i've played for 25 years and have /never/ heard a player call a puck a biscuit. maybe is a Canadian thing? I have however tried to popularize "chicklets"

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Friday, 4 May 2018 18:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

lads

we put the biscuit in the basket

not sure what else to tell u

F# A# (∞), Friday, 4 May 2018 18:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

isn't biscuit specifically for off-ice plastic pucks?

Van Horn Street, Friday, 4 May 2018 18:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

also go Jets woo

Van Horn Street, Friday, 4 May 2018 18:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

Chiclets are teeth, as in knocked out teeth.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 4 May 2018 19:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

The Canadian dude who does Caps TV play-by-play says Biscuit In The Basket all the time.

tobo73, Friday, 4 May 2018 19:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

Knights/Sharks has been pretty wild so far. Not a big hockey guy but I've been digging this series a lot. This is my favorite Sharks roster in a long time.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 4 May 2018 19:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

I can’t tell which is better Las Vegas winning or sharks losing to las vegas

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 4 May 2018 20:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcmgcOsW0AAZpab.jpg:small

congratulations to everyone

mookieproof, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

saw a great photoshop of him with a cone of shame around his head

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

😘

— Brad Marchand (@Bmarch63) May 7, 2018

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

omg pic.twitter.com/NsVdjyHAjF

— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) May 6, 2018

F# A# (∞), Monday, 7 May 2018 16:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

lmao

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 7 May 2018 16:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

;_;

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 02:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

caps
caps
caps

tobo73, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 02:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

Love too watch a caps knights Stanley’s cup

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

those forsberg goals were nuts

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 05:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

well. how about that

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2018 02:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Let's go Jest!

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 11 May 2018 14:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

guys i can't have the caps actually winning things

mookieproof, Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

#WinnipegJets got a seagull in the engine early....

— Ray Hudson (@RayHudson) May 15, 2018

I know a lot of people either love or hate Ray Hudson but this is genius.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 02:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

home ice is for suckas, i guess

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 May 2018 03:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

what a world

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Sunday, 20 May 2018 21:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

frustrating series, jets were so close each game and couldn't put any real pressure on late

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Sunday, 20 May 2018 21:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

vegas has lost three games in three rounds

mookieproof, Sunday, 20 May 2018 22:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

Was hoping the Jets had enough gas to put up a better fight, but I'm happy for the GKs. What a wild year and playoffs. What hockey person, regardless of loyalties, could ever be disappointed in that run? Rooting for the West in the final.

This from Deadspin writer. Lack of superstition is refreshing. Just do the damn thing.

When it came time to accept the Campbell Bowl as West champions, the Knights don’t have a captain, so they sent out veteran Deryk Engelland. Without a moment’s hesitation, he grabbed the damn thing, eliciting a gasp from the Winnipeg crowd: There’s a superstition among some hockey players that you’re not supposed to touch the conference trophy, or you won’t win the big hardware. It’s obviously bull. Engelland said they had been encouraged by Fleury to touch the bowl, because, as Fleury noted, Sidney Crosby always does and together they won three Stanley Cups. “We talked about [touching the trophy] beforehand as a team,” Marchessault revealed. “We went against the odds all year.

andrew m., Monday, 21 May 2018 14:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

If TB make it, there'll be two players on the ice that have a shot at a personal three-peat, which is cool. Fleury, Kunitz. Ole Reavsey would have to settle for personal two-peat.

andrew m., Monday, 21 May 2018 14:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

reavsey was in st louis last year

actually crosby did *not* pick up the prince of wales trophy in '08, and they went on to lose to the red wings. after that, he did. lemieux hoisted it both times iirc

mookieproof, Monday, 21 May 2018 14:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

so, y'all gonna change the thread title or what

frogbs, Monday, 21 May 2018 14:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

nm you're right, mookieproof. had it in my head reaves came over mid-season but no.

andrew m., Monday, 21 May 2018 14:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

tbf everyone vegas has beaten did in fact lose their division

mookieproof, Monday, 21 May 2018 14:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah where's the lie

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 21 May 2018 14:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

75yo lou lamoriello to the islanders

mookieproof, Monday, 21 May 2018 19:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Caps are cursed.

curmudgeon, Monday, 21 May 2018 20:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

Don’t know if I can handle ovi in a MAGA hat holding the cup

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 21 May 2018 20:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdzU5paUwAAPCtS.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

i may never forgive stevie y for this

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 May 2018 02:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

i dont like hockey but dc versus vegas seems like a cool final idk

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 May 2018 03:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

no.

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 May 2018 03:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

can’t blv it. Been going to caps games since the days before they had ever made the playoffs. How have he not found a way to fuck this year up?? Must have something big in mind for the finals.

tobo73, Thursday, 24 May 2018 09:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

clearly some kind of hex was placed on the posts behind holtby. all the near-misses in the first 2 periods wore the lightning the fuck out.

andrew m., Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

monday they face a buncha ex-penguins haha. we'll see!

andrew m., Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

mookie high on the lemieux crosby lyfe

i’m glad it’s two franchises that never won the cup, a whole bunch of likeable players on both sides.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 24 May 2018 15:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

o ya vegas has struggled for so long

F# A# (∞), Thursday, 24 May 2018 18:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

I forgot Caps had made Stanley Cup final once before, in 1998 (where they were swept by the Red Wings)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 24 May 2018 19:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

olie kolzig and peter bondra haven't forgotten

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 May 2018 19:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

i mean i'm for vegas if only because it might force the other 29 GMs to just throw the book out of the window and stop it with the old hockey clichés.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 24 May 2018 19:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

hah -- it would do just the opposite. 'look at this team -- no stars, don't even have a captain, just hard work and a will to win' etc etc

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

i want vegas to win because i live in vancouver but am not a vancouver fan and the canucks have never won and a club in its first season winning is going to upset people

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

ie i am a dick/troll

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

That was me for years when I lived in Chicago.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 24 May 2018 21:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

this thread got quiet once the finals started! the grind of playoff season got to us. i'll just put this here. enjoy!
https://www.reddit.com/r/penguins/comments/8ne6cf/ryan_reaves_crosschecks_tom_wilson_in_the_face/?st=jhw20ef4&sh=248a2245

andrew m., Friday, 1 June 2018 14:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

Even on slomo replay it looked so fast. Also cheap and painful. Wld feel bad if Ovi gets no cup this year. Good series so far though

lâche pas la patate (outdoor_miner), Friday, 1 June 2018 15:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

Upon further review I rescind my "cheap" comment. That was kinda awesome. Watched game at a bar w no sound on so hadn't realized who received the blow. And hadn't really picked up on Wilson's initial intentions

lâche pas la patate (outdoor_miner), Friday, 1 June 2018 15:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah clearly looks like wilson thought he was gonna blindside him, instead...

andrew m., Friday, 1 June 2018 17:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

fuck

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 June 2018 04:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

don't think marc andre fleury has the best playoffs save pctg anymore

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 02:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

Von Bondies and then The Darkness, it's 2004 at Capital One.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 02:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

LVK getting run out of the rink

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 02:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

russia hacking the game clock

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Friday, 8 June 2018 03:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

ovi reaction shots are so beautiful

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Friday, 8 June 2018 03:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

lol godamnit was about to write the same joke

Van Horn Street, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

Glad for the Caps, glad for Ovie.

But so freaking tired of Holty’s mom

Will Mookie ever recover from this pain?

Van Horn Street, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

probably not : /

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

this joke was better:

As if a clock would ever work in Las Vegas.

— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) June 8, 2018

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Friday, 8 June 2018 03:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

Also happy for Trotz.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

actually, if they turn down a white house invitation, i'll recover and even salute them

still not happy about the pens going last year

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

Vegas crowd boo’d Bettman. They are now officialy part of the family.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

Man, fuck this result

(crosspost to Canadian politics thread)

Scape: Goat-fired like a dog! (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 8 June 2018 03:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

Did they boo bettman? I couldn’t hear

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 8 June 2018 03:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yeah, a bit late but enough to stop his speech for a second.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

haha that's absurd but i appreciate the effort

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

Last time a team didn't have an overall top 2 draft pick to win the Cup was 10 years ago, miss you Pavel.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

#GoKnightsGo

— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) June 8, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 03:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

wouldnt get my hopes up about the team refusing the invite, but at least the whole team won't go:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/devante-smith-pelly-president-trump-white-house-1.4695235

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Friday, 8 June 2018 04:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm glad, in their season of firsts, that Las Vegas Golden Knights have learned what it is to lose the Stanley Cup on home ice.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 8 June 2018 04:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

Plain spoken Canadian boy blows past the soft language of American sports diplomacy

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 8 June 2018 12:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

it would be extremely un-hockey for them not to go to the white house, but who knows

will vegas make the playoffs next year? it helps that they're in a shitty division

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 15:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

there's one adorable MAGA lummox but only 7 americans on the roster it is a mystery maybe Trudeau can get to them first that would be a twist

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

Devante Smith-Pelly has apparently said he won’t go the White House. Fox News is making a big deal of this in their inimitable way

curmudgeon, Friday, 8 June 2018 18:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

it's too bad the sabres are cursed because buffalo deserves better

Top 10 Markets for Entire Stanley Cup Playoffs on Platforms of NBC

t1 Las Vegas 4.5
t1 Pittsburgh 4.5
3 Buffalo 3.3
4 Washington, D.C. 3.2
5 Nashville 2.6
6 Tampa 2.5
t7 Baltimore 1.9
t7 Boston 1.9
9 Providence 1.8
10 Ft. Myers 1.7

— NBC Sports PR (@NBCSportsPR) June 8, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 21:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

wow that's worse than colangelo (if true)

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 03:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

just learned that zarley zalapski died of a viral infection in december. he was 49

;_;

mookieproof, Saturday, 16 June 2018 01:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

also

The Canadiens have acquired forward Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes tonight, in return for Alex Galchenyuk. #GoHabsGo

— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 16, 2018

mookieproof, Saturday, 16 June 2018 01:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

RIP zlapshot

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 16 June 2018 03:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Christ, RIP

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 16 June 2018 06:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

uh, barry trotz just quit

mookieproof, Monday, 18 June 2018 19:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Was Caps owner Leonsis being too cheap in not paying him what he wanted? Or will Caps do fine with Trotz's assistant ?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

BT was asking for five years and I think the caps thought that no coach is worth 5 years of top money. I think I agree with them.

And I think there was generally bad vibes between the two parties since the team never really seemed to be totally bought into him once GMGM left.

And they're fine with the asst guy Todd something.

tobo73, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

the coach's salary doesn't count against the cap right?

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

it does not

i believe trotz was the previous general manager's hire, and he was underpaid by the standards of such things. he took the opportunity to exit while his stock was high as a cup-winner and the caps didn't really seem bothered to stop him

it's kind of weird, and putting a rookie coach in charge of a successful veteran team may or may not work, but hey, they just won their first cup two weeks ago. worry about this stuff in three months imo

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

Leonsis can prob afford to pay the big bucks

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

i dont think the big bucks are necessarily the problem, it's the long-term deal that is. They don't want to be committing to pay a dude huge money when maybe ovechkin and backstrom and holtby are gone in a few years and who knows what will be going on. i am inclined to agree that BT doesn't justify that committment.

tobo73, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

hockey coaches -- even the successful ones -- seem to have pretty short shelf lives with individual teams. can't recall anyone getting a deal of that length except for babcock, and it remains to be seen how that turns out. so yeah

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

On that note, Wings are bringing in Dan Bylsma as an assistant. I bet he gets the full job within a year or two if things don't pick up.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 03:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

trotz to the isles

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Didn't Ruff stayed at the Sabres for 6 decades or something?

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgO7YM-X0AEB5hD.jpg:small

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

time for a new thread, jimmy

mookieproof, Saturday, 30 June 2018 20:09 (eight months ago) Permalink


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