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#2651383 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by Aethernum on 07 February 2016 - 01:24 PM

Those lines stink. That's Blashill's definition of trying something new? Even Larkin won't be able to make Richards and Helm look like NHL players.

Five goals later...it's almost as if the lines don't matter as much as the execution of the players on those lines...

#2650901 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by marcaractac on 01 February 2016 - 04:36 PM


It's not a secret that many players would rather rest than play in the ASG.  My only point is that yesterday's games looked more physically taxing than prior All star games.  There was no hitting or shot blocking, but there was a lot of end to end action.  I can see the older players not wanting anything to do with that in the future.  


They also looked like they had a lot more fun than they have had in recent years. 


The key to keeping the game competitive is to have a few younger players like Larkin in the mix. These kids playing with veteran all-stars are gonna show up to play, which in turn gets the older guys going. Larkin was all over the ice last night. That type of thing is infectious. 

#2650916 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 01 February 2016 - 07:04 PM

asg was a bust


i thought they wanted more scoring with the 3 on 3. and only getting one goal. thats funny


Not what I've experienced or heard.  A lot of people loved it.  The guys worked hard, the goalies worked hard.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

#2650516 2015/2016 Around The League

Posted by NerveDamage on 29 January 2016 - 08:05 PM

Ken Holland starts off the Amateur Singer Night at The Joe


#2650882 Bettman signed through 2022

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 February 2016 - 11:54 AM

He's employed by the owners, in part to take the heat for their decisions.  He gets blamed by fans for the lockouts, but they wouldn't have happened without the blessing of the owners.  Under his watch, the game is more popular and profitable than it's ever been, and the players can complain about the cap and escrow all they want, but not that long ago most teams weren't spending close to what they're currently required to spend just to get to the floor, and players are making more now across the board than they ever have.

#2650868 Bettman signed through 2022

Posted by Nightfall on 01 February 2016 - 10:06 AM




Bettman signed a contract through 2022, he confirmed in an interview Sunday on the NHL Network before the All-Star Game. The deal was signed in September but was first reported and confirmed by sources Sunday.


He gets a lot of flak and some for good reason, but the league has never been more successful.

#2650781 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by marcaractac on 31 January 2016 - 06:57 PM

Perhaps the Habs should be calling this guy up to solve their scoring problems  :ninja:

#2650776 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 January 2016 - 06:55 PM

If Kenny Holland doesn't trade for John Scott after this, he should quit his day job. 

#2650761 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by marcaractac on 31 January 2016 - 06:01 PM

Assist #3!

#2650749 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by kickazz on 31 January 2016 - 05:17 PM

Hey guys check this out. 




Mathematically speaking Larkin was still faster than Gartner even in the new format. So that argument sort of goes out the window. 

#2650725 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by barabbas16 on 31 January 2016 - 12:55 PM

People come out of the woodwork with petty excuses and stipulations whenever any record is broken. 


Remember the Wings' home win streak from, what was it, 2012?  It seemed like new people appeared with new reasons why they didn't break the record or weren't going to or whatever with each passing day.

#2650724 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by kickazz on 31 January 2016 - 12:09 PM

Dylan Larkin holds the new record. End of story. Just have to accept it and move on.

#2650718 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by NerveDamage on 31 January 2016 - 11:34 AM

NHL 2016 All-Star Wacky Race


#2650699 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by marcaractac on 31 January 2016 - 12:14 AM

It's annoying that the parameters of the speed run have changed. That will always be the asterisk to this victory. It's almost better to have Larkin come in second all-time under the same scenario and with no guise of doubt to argue from.

Should we nullify hardest shot records now to because the sticks have flex? It's a skills competition record. It is meaningless fun.

#2650689 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by kickazz on 30 January 2016 - 10:53 PM

In all honesty, people complaining about the fastest skater record do have a point....starting from the blue line is a significant difference.  Not sure about the complaints about nets being moved up though....I think they were in the same spot.  For the record, Gartner posted a 12.8 or 12.9 when starting from the blue line in 1994, but it didn't qualify because he started at the blue line.

Larkin also slipped and still beat it though. So imo the start from blue line was nullified. If he did a redo and started in the "right position" he'd still probably beat it as long as he doesn't slip.