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#2548750 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by evilmrt on 13 November 2014 - 02:22 PM

This is moving awfully fast for something that wasn't even a possibility two weeks ago.  It's almost as if they've been working on this for years and continually lying to the press and fans.

 

The NHL has settled on owners for the new franchise: 

 

 
 
 

 

Think they really haven't settled on a second city already? 

 

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/628887

 

They've settled on Seattle, but Seattle isn't cooperating at all...as far as we know. I heard Bob McKenzie talking about this the other day, and his sense is also that the league won't do a one-off expansion for just Vegas....there would have to be at least one other city at the same time. 

 

The only city that fits the bill at this point is QC, but that ruins the "alignment", unless they get creative with conferences and divisions and whatnot. 




#2547915 Leafs' Ashton suspended 20 games for violating PED policy

Posted by evilmrt on 07 November 2014 - 08:39 PM

HAHAHA

 

Clenbuterol is commonly used for two things in North America:

 

1."Performance enhancement" 

 

2. Veterinary medicine, typically for horses suffering from respiratory problems. 

 

This is not at all a common inhaler for human use for asthmatics in North America. And it was never prescribed by a doctor to anyone. Uh huh... :lol:




#2546545 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by evilmrt on 04 November 2014 - 12:23 PM

Mantha #1?

Hampus Melen says hi

 

How the hell is our boy Hampus Melen doing anyhow?




#2542150 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by evilmrt on 18 October 2014 - 02:52 PM

Im gonna miss tonights game, probably the only game i'll miss all year :(

Damn 1 year anniversary with le girlfriend spoiling my Red Wings time!!

Owell, predicting a 3-1 Wings win. (Deke, Goose, Sheahan for us, Kessel PPG for them)


You're supposed to get tix for the anniversary, man ;-)


#2541844 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by evilmrt on 17 October 2014 - 07:31 PM

Wow so read day th tree quality we can expect from sn f*** Rogers Would be said of the best owner sells the Wings


Are you OK? Lol


#2541736 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by evilmrt on 17 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

It's like saying a 78 Pacer is a classic car just because you got laid in it.  The teams were great, the building sucks. 

 

It wasn't even intended to be a hockey building.  Coleman Young threw up a quickie building to try and keep the Pistons from leaving Cobo, but they went to the Silverdome anyway.  Then he had to beg the Wings to move there so he wouldn't have this huge new arena sitting empty.  It's not a classic building by any stretch of the imagination.  Even if they didn't tear it down, it's still would suck.

 

Look at this from an architectural point of view....

 

ok6go.jpg

 

It looks like some nondescript warehouse. 

 

Here's the Olympia having more charm even after being abandoned for several years....

 

OlympiaStadium18.jpg




#2541612 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by evilmrt on 16 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

I'm conflicted on this. I'm sure most of you guys that have been there over the years are as well. 

 

On one hand, the place has turned into somewhat of an stinkhole. The Joe is embarrassing compared to many of the nice new arenas built within the last 10-15 years. It has this weird post-apocalyptic vibe to it.

 

Until you sit down in your seat, anywhere. Then its magic.

 

This new arena better help me forget the ol' Joe, thats all I have to say!




#2536634 Training Camp Thread

Posted by evilmrt on 19 September 2014 - 11:07 PM

Im just so damn excited that hockeys back, and have they posted if the preseason games are going to be televised on fsd?

 

I don't think FSD is going to be up and running until the Leafs are at the Joe for Preseason Game #5 on the 29th. 




#2536633 TSN ranks all major league sport franchises.

Posted by evilmrt on 19 September 2014 - 11:03 PM

In other news, the biggest joke of a sports network is ESPN




#2536313 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by evilmrt on 16 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Soooo apparently if Mantha plays less than 10 NHL games, his entry-level deal doesn't even start until next year...

 

Source

 

 

That's quite the loophole...

 

There is absolutely no way KH is going to not take advantage of the "free year" of development. 

 

So, 9 games is all we get this year, folks. 




#2535899 2015 Winter Classic : Blackhawks vs. Capitals at Nationals Park

Posted by evilmrt on 10 September 2014 - 09:07 PM

WTF is this? 

 

Chicago and Washington are not even close to being rivals. 

 

They could have....oh I don't know....given everyone Montreal and Boston

 

Or hey, how about Vancouver and San Jose in Seattle? I'm surprised Bettman wasn't all over that one. 




#2535828 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by evilmrt on 09 September 2014 - 10:22 PM

I wanted Semin a few years back when he got a one-year deal. That condition was low risk, high reward. Seven million committed for one season is more appealing than long-term for a player with questions about his work ethic.

The Wings desperately need a top-six winger that scores goals, though. Have since Hossa left.

 

No, we have Franzen, didn't you pay attention to what he said? 




#2535147 2014 Prospects Tournament Roster

Posted by evilmrt on 29 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

 
Larkin's not attending because NCAA players can't.  NCAA violation if he does, I believe.  In fact IIRC, NCAA players who attend the development camp like Larkin did in July, have to foot their own bill to attend because of NCAA regs.
 
Edit...Info under the NHL section on development camps here: http://collegehockeyinc.com/faq#chl

That's one of the huge advantages of CHL over NCAA. Not to open a can of worms or anything.


#2535146 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by evilmrt on 29 August 2014 - 08:35 AM

Las Vegas Slots.

That name should be fun!


#2535116 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by evilmrt on 28 August 2014 - 05:49 PM

 

Atlanta was moved as quick as it was because Bettman wanted to stop the "move the Coyotes back to Winnipeg" talk.  If Atlanta had a competent ownership group and front office and hadn't been a joke for most of their existence I think they would have been relatively successful.  Instead, they got moved as soon as it was possible while the league has done everything possible to keep the failed experiment in Glendale.

 

To this day, I cannot figure out why they keep trying to keep the Phoenix Arizona Coyotes propped up, while they just bailed on the Thrashers. Not a group I would trust to pull off a 4 team expansion.