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#1 Crymson

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

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An agreement has been reached with IIHF for NHL participation in Sochi Olympics. Expect announcement soon. #TSN

 

 

 

Regular season schedule will be announced today also.


Edited by Crymson, 19 July 2013 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

Cue the lineup prediction thread 


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:53 AM

Supposedly, the new division names are going to be announced today too.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:05 PM

Supposedly, the new division names are going to be announced today too.

I was just going to ask about this. Can't wait to see the dumb...I mean cool names they come up with. =)


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

I was just going to ask about this. Can't wait to see the dumb...I mean cool names they come up with. =)


At least we won't be in the Sidney Crosby division...

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:10 PM

I was just going to ask about this. Can't wait to see the dumb...I mean cool names they come up with. =)

 

Conference 1: Penguins Conference

Division 1: Crosby Division

Division 2: Malkin Division

 

Conference 2: Blackhawks Conference

Division 1: Toews Division

Division 2: Kane Division

 

Looks about right......


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:13 PM

Detroit is now officially in the Atlantic Division.  The others are Metropolitan, Central, & Pacific.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:13 PM

Pacific, Central, Atlantic and Metropolitan.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

Metropolitan? Really? Makes the Big 10 division names look good

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:22 PM

I actually like that s***sburgh is in the division with the worst name

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:43 AM

I thought it was interesting on http://redwings.nhl....678198&navid=DL|DET|home it says that

 

"The league schedule will go on a two-week hiatus in February to allow players to compete in the Olympic in Sochi, Russia. While suspending the regular season isn’t ideal for the league, it’s conceivable that some Red Wings – most likely Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Daniel Alfredsson, Jimmy Howard and Justin Abdelkader – could represent their countries in the Olympics."

 

... it seems the writer felt that Abdelkader was at least the 7th most likely Red Wing to participate in the Olympics... ahead of Johan Franzen.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:33 AM

Emdog for Canada?

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

I thought it was interesting on http://redwings.nhl....678198&navid=DL|DET|home it says that
 
"The league schedule will go on a two-week hiatus in February to allow players to compete in the Olympic in Sochi, Russia. While suspending the regular season isnt ideal for the league, its conceivable that some Red Wings most likely Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Daniel Alfredsson, Jimmy Howard and Justin Abdelkader could represent their countries in the Olympics."
 
... it seems the writer felt that Abdelkader was at least the 7th most likely Red Wing to participate in the Olympics... ahead of Johan Franzen.


Maybe franzenstein has told them he doesn't want to participate

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

Emdog for Canada?


Are they having a jv tournament too?
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Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

Emdog for Canada?


In place of?

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:59 PM

From an article by Dave Feschuk , Toronto Star:

 

Less than seven months from the opening ceremony, the 2014 Olympics are already promising to be one of the most controversial in history — and that’s just among the folks in the accounting department. Various reports suggest that the costs of the Games have careered out of control. The price to run Sochi, initially budgeted at $12 billion, is said to have reached $50 billion according to a recent article in The Economist. (The Vancouver Olympics, by contrast, billed out at about $9 billion.) There are accusations that widespread corruption is gobbling up large chunks of this cash. Critics of Vladimir Putin are already suggesting that the Russian president’s most famous act of sporting larceny is no longer the petty pocketing of Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring.

 

Today's fun fact: Sochi is more southerly than Vancouver.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:12 PM

From an article by Dave Feschuk , Toronto Star:
 
Less than seven months from the opening ceremony, the 2014 Olympics are already promising to be one of the most controversial in history — and that’s just among the folks in the accounting department. Various reports suggest that the costs of the Games have careered out of control. The price to run Sochi, initially budgeted at $12 billion, is said to have reached $50 billion according to a recent article in The Economist. (The Vancouver Olympics, by contrast, billed out at about $9 billion.) There are accusations that widespread corruption is gobbling up large chunks of this cash. Critics of Vladimir Putin are already suggesting that the Russian president’s most famous act of sporting larceny is no longer the petty pocketing of Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring.
 
Today's fun fact: Sochi is more southerly than Vancouver.


There's this thingy called "elevation" apparently....



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

Should have been Gretzky, Howe, Orr and Lemieux

 

Or go back to Adams, Patrick, Smythe and Norris.  


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:50 PM

Should have been Gretzky, Howe, Orr and Lemieux
 
Or go back to Adams, Patrick, Smythe and Norris.  


The Crosby, Toews, Malkin, and Kane divisions. Bettman ear to ear.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

I thought it was interesting on http://redwings.nhl....678198&navid=DL|DET|home it says that

 

"The league schedule will go on a two-week hiatus in February to allow players to compete in the Olympic in Sochi, Russia. While suspending the regular season isn’t ideal for the league, it’s conceivable that some Red Wings – most likely Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Daniel Alfredsson, Jimmy Howard and Justin Abdelkader – could represent their countries in the Olympics."

 

... it seems the writer felt that Abdelkader was at least the 7th most likely Red Wing to participate in the Olympics... ahead of Johan Franzen.

I don't think Abby will make the USA roster, but he was very good for them in the Worlds two years ago.







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