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#2520397 Canada can support 3 more teams in 20yrs

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 14 May 2014 - 01:24 PM

The Canadian sports media goes crazy over any Canadian team now and I'm sure CBC or TSN would be all over a deal. Hell, CBC even shows games in Punjabi so I'm sure they'd want to serve English Nordique fans. As for financial backing, the municipality is building them a rink and there's not even a team yet so clearly there's money to back them. 


Also, the Canadian dollar argument isn't as meaningful as it used to be since the CAN dollar has been pretty high for quite a while.


The problem with expansion in Canada from the NHL point of view is that the media and citizens are already into hockey. That is, the NHL wants teams in new areas (like Seattle) where the television market is large and they can get new fans watching hockey, buying merchandise, etc. As I said before, I would like a team in Quebec City.

#2513331 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 22 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

Good on Abby for standing up for Howard.

#2512284 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 20 April 2014 - 03:21 PM


#2504870 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 02 April 2014 - 08:12 PM


#2495608 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 16 March 2014 - 03:51 PM


There's a difference between having respect for your opponent (in the sense that you won't continue to throw punches once he's on the ice or the linesmen have stepped in) and making out with him after the fight. It makes it look theatrical. I get that guys wanna set the tone for the game, but that is ridiculous.

This is the LNAH- they fight for the fans as often as for hockey reasons. Few, if any, of these players are making it past the ECHL- although some have played at higher levels in the past- and the league has a tradition of physical hockey and fighting.

#2494385 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 11 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

Smith should be benched. I'm not even kidding. PATHETIC! He should know better that the team comes first. What a rookie move.


The CBJ player got a embellishing penalty- Smith did nothing wrong by challenging the CBJ player.

#2494355 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 11 March 2014 - 06:31 PM

That better be 2 min for diving on CBJ if Smith gets a penalty.

#2493435 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 09 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

I hope Babcock tries Andersson in Glendening's spot- that line needs a center who can control the puck.

#2492910 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 07 March 2014 - 09:54 PM


#2491076 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 05 March 2014 - 05:37 PM

I wanted Legwand, but not at the expense of Jarnkrock.

#2490250 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 05 March 2014 - 01:42 PM

Legwand makes a lot of sense if Helm and/or Dats will be out a significant amount of time.

#2483439 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 12 February 2014 - 09:29 AM

Good game on right now.

Good game, terrible reffing.

#2475773 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 22 January 2014 - 09:33 PM

Amazing hustle by Abby on that play.

#2474573 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 20 January 2014 - 04:47 PM


It's in no way saying that.  Again, it ignores how obvious the intention was here with the 4th line out and Westgarth taking the opening faceoff. 


If you start your goons for the opening faceoff, have a goon winger take that faceoff, then your players simultaneously drop the gloves and make no play on the puck, the team and coach deserves to be punished.


It's not like there will be many cases where a 4th line legitimately starts a game and a line brawl accidentally breaks out.


Why do there need to be fines, or any punishment beyond penalties, after a line brawl? What happened in this game, where there were no instigator penalties, that warrants any supplemental discipline?

#2474311 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 19 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

Hartley absolutely did. He put out that starting lineup and had Westgarth, a winger, take the opening faceoff. Everyone in the hockey world knew exactly what was going on. When you put those players out and an all out brawl ensues, the coach is responsible.

If the league is fine with the outcome, so be it. But if they don't like how that game and want to be seen as a legitimate sport then they absolutely need to punish Hartley for his actions. Everyone knew what was going to happen. This wasn't simply a coach starting his 4th line.

It's fitting that it happens the same night as the Wings goal off the netting. If the NHL wants to be taken seriously they need to address what is actually happening. Everyone knew the Wings goal shouldn't have counted, yet it did because of four incompetent officials and a bad review policy. Everyone knows what was going to happen when Hartley put out that lineup.

The league has all the legitimacy of professional wrestling tonight.


IMO nothing would make hockey less legitimate than not allowing certain players to start a game, or play against other players.


If Torts wanted to defuse the situation, he could have played the Sedins with Sestito. None of the Canucks were jumped in the line brawl, despite Westgarth having the chance to force Bieksa to fight. The refs also went overboard in giving four players from each team misconducts for secondary altercations, when two of the fights were simultaneous.