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#2521994 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by vladdy16 on 28 May 2014 - 05:26 PM

The Habs are looking to join Vancouver and San Jose in shenanigans.  I'm easing off the bandwagon.




#2521882 Inventor looks to drastically shorten ice resurfacing time

Posted by vladdy16 on 27 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

Paul Van Eijl of Minnesota has invented a machine that will resurface the ice in approximately a minute, which will mean no more Zambonis and no more Al.  

I understand progress, but where do we draw the line of putting people out of jobs?  And when do we progress versus protecting the history of the game?

BTW, this won't shorten intermissions; the CBA states it has to be 18 minutes.  This leaves that much more time for Musical Chairs at center ice.  Oh, yay.   :annoyed: 




#2521871 J-S Giguere to announce retirement

Posted by vladdy16 on 27 May 2014 - 01:14 PM

I still wake up sweating in the middle of the night hearing "SAVE by Giguere!"




#2520517 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by vladdy16 on 14 May 2014 - 10:05 PM

Me either, but the west team will beat boston. If sj makes it, boston is going down.

And Boston fans are now pissed because they're saying whoever comes out of the East will coast to the Cup.  :lol:




#2520481 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by vladdy16 on 14 May 2014 - 08:55 PM

Holy crap!  The only thing that marred this 2nd round so far is Chicago moving forward.  I didn't dare to dream this would happen, but well done, Habs!




#2520226 Canada can support 3 more teams in 20yrs

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 May 2014 - 12:50 PM

Even with revenue sharing Phoenix or Winnipeg doesn't have the same money to spend that Detroit or Toronto does.

They're not generating the revenue; that doesn't mean the owner doesn't have money to invest like all the owners since the beginning of the league have.  Remember when the Preds owner told the press they were never going to spend above the cap floor to get as much revenue sharing as possible?  If they're not willing to invest in the team,  why should anyone else?

 

If I were an investor looking to sink my money into a new NHL team, I'd invest in a Canadian team or not at all.  The odds are in favor that a new Canadian team would do better than a new US team IMO.




#2519886 TSN POY: Hertl vs Gustav Nyquist

Posted by vladdy16 on 09 May 2014 - 05:08 PM

A Sharks fan's already done it.  They gained over 1k in votes in the 2 minutes I was on the site.




#2519426 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

A huge round of applause to all of you.  We sent a whopping $360 to Children's Hospital in the name of Gordie and Colleen Howe today!  That's a huge sum considering we were one and done this year for series AND game wins.  That's not to rub it in at all, but to point out how generous you guys are.

 Way to go, LGW!  Well done.

 

 

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#2519371 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 May 2014 - 08:55 AM

Thanks, Kipwinger, for posting Subban's response, but this really is all that needs to be said about that topic.  Hockey-only discussion going forward, please.




#2519207 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by vladdy16 on 04 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

We have one last participant who is setting up a PayPal account and then we'll be all set.

I'm really thinking Mr. and Mrs. Hockey.  It's nice to recognize people while they're able to know about it.  Well, Mr. Hockey, but he'll get a warm fuzzy for Mrs. Hockey.

We can do Tatar's father next season, or split it if we have someone else in mind.  Besides, I'd have to offer contact information for Tatar, and I don't know about anybody else, but I'm not privy to where he lives.




#2518907 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 May 2014 - 03:22 PM

Let's get this back onto the topic of the series and not the fanbase, please.  These actions have nothing to do with hockey and are political discussion territory.




#2518609 WCQF - Series H - San Jose versus Los Angeles

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 May 2014 - 07:19 AM

It would be like Christmas in April!

♪ ♫ Jingle bells, jingle bells..♫♪




#2518607 ECSF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (2) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 May 2014 - 07:12 AM

I think it's pretty safe to say NY's bandwagon is pretty much groaning under the weight of all the Wings fans that jumped on it last night.




#2517963 NHL lacks class.

Posted by vladdy16 on 28 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

"Class" is way overused.  I think what people really mean is respect - you can respect the guy you're trying to make a permanent part of the boards by making a clean, hard hit and not trying to take his head off, or not attempting to render him unable to reproduce.  Mr. Hockey was the toughest SOB of his time, but he had respect for the game and those that played it.    I think that's the big thing that's lacking now.  The retirement of players like Sakic and Yzerman has leeched that element from the game.




#2517497 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by vladdy16 on 26 April 2014 - 11:45 PM

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