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#2180569 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by T-Ruff on 28 May 2011 - 12:38 AM

I love Tampa Bay thanks to Stevie but I gotta say I'm glad Boston won, Tampa wouldn't have stood a chance IMO but Boston should be a real challenge for Vancouver. Boston has a tonne of depth up front, a future 2 time winning Vezina goalie, one of the best defenseman in the league. I say Boston in 6

Let's go B's!

#2179371 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by T-Ruff on 25 May 2011 - 12:16 AM

At least it seems the bizarre Canucks' fever is over here on LGW ;)

And yeah, nice confetti Vancouver, congrats on winning the Stanley Cup Conference

#2179350 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by T-Ruff on 24 May 2011 - 11:52 PM

FFS what a lucky ass goal

Gonna keep thinking back to Marleau's shot at the empty net that he opted to dump in instead because he didn't realize... sigh

Boston/Tampa Bay is the last hope

#2151222 Nashville vs. Anaheim

Posted by T-Ruff on 16 April 2011 - 05:18 PM

Good for the NHL, I was expecting just 1. Pretty big loss for the Ducks.

#2102880 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by T-Ruff on 22 January 2011 - 12:55 PM

Will it be announced if any other teams had claims in? So if the Isles waive him, who is next in line?


Unfortunately we'll never find out who else put in a claim, it could have been every other team between the Isles and the end for all we know.

Regardless, if no one else put in a claim and he doesn't work out there for whatever reason, they release him and he's ours.

I don't think, if the Isles waive him, it goes by whoever put in a claim the first time. Rather, it starts all over and everyone (including NJ) will get a 2nd chance to put in a claim if they want.

Again, incorrect. Why do people keep posting on here like they are experts.

First and foremost, the contract type (1-way or 2-way) determines if a player can be sent to the AHL. Secondly a players experience also determines whether or not he can be sent to the AHL. Thirdly, the rules for players coming over from Europe dictate if a player can be sent to the AHL.

Nice post but one correction: being sent to the AHL has nothing to do with whether you have a 1 or 2-way contract, 2 way contracts simply mean that you make less money in the AHL. There are lots of examples of players sent to the AHL on one-way contracts [e.g. Wade Redden, Jeff Finger makin bank riding the bus].

#2102286 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by T-Ruff on 21 January 2011 - 08:47 PM

Bobby Mac lays out the whole situation and all possibilities here:

Many Confused By Nabokov Waiver Situation

Very nice simple summary

#2094930 Datsyuk Placed on IR

Posted by T-Ruff on 10 January 2011 - 01:43 PM

It's about time for Yahoo hockey pools :lol:

#2067083 Controversy in Pittsburgh

Posted by T-Ruff on 22 November 2010 - 03:37 PM

I don't see any controversy. The puck wasn't under control by the goaltender, and then it found it's way into the back of the net. That's a goal any day of the week.

The issue is that in the past there have been these exact situations where the puck has gone in (wasn't under control by goaltender) and yet its called no goal because play was dead due to a whistle (this case) or the "intent to blow the whistle". (Read: Hossa's disallowed tying goal against the Ducks in 2009 playoffs that would have forced OT in final 2 minutes IIRC). That's why even the Pittsburgh announcers were shocked, it was called contrary to the way it has always been done in the past, and that's where the controversy is stemming from.

Now, as an aside, IMHO, the way they called this goal should be the way that it's done. There is such thing as human error so why not use common sense and say that if a goal should be a goal, call it a goal? It's not like everyone stopped playing for that fraction of a second.

#2049301 New Overtime Format Coming?

Posted by T-Ruff on 19 October 2010 - 03:05 PM

and the first one to do... IS THE 3 POINT SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!

100% agreed, but I am also ok with this slow feeling out process they are doing. (Not to say testing in the AHL would be a bad idea, quite the contrary).

Here is what they need to do to finally come to the perfect system, and IMO it is inevitable that they make it here:

1. Make every game worth 3 points, one way or the other. 3 for a win in regulation, 2 for a win in OT or Shootout, 1 for a loss in OT or shootout. Fair to everyone.
2. 4 on 4 OT followed by 3 on 3 OT. Better than the current system and better than the pre-lockout system, adds much excitement while also cutting down on shootouts
3. Make shootouts 5 skaters a side. Soccer does 5, international hockey does 5, where the hell did they ever get 3 from?

This is what can never be done for a variety of reasons:
- Award no points for losing in OT or Shootout
- Go back to having ties
- Introduce shootouts or 4 on 4 or 3 on 3 stuff into the playoffs
- have continuous OT during the regular season

And on a complete sidenote: They need to start the season in mid to late September, so that the playoffs finish before June and then they can bump up the draft and UFA day so that the latter doesn't fall on North American holiday weekends (July 1st and 4th)

#2033666 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by T-Ruff on 16 September 2010 - 11:25 AM

Makes a lot of sense for the Sharks given their current D-Corps

#2028098 Small rule change confirmed

Posted by T-Ruff on 21 August 2010 - 04:38 PM

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NHL confirms this rule change: Regulation/OT wins (shootout Ws EXCLUDED) now will be first way to break ties in the standings.

i.e. Shootout wins will no longer count towards the total number of wins for the first tiebreaker criteria.

I approve

#2021493 It's Official: Turco to Hawks

Posted by T-Ruff on 02 August 2010 - 10:26 AM

I don't like it because Turco is a lot better than Niemi. Hopefully it doesn't work out for em though in addition to his struggles in Detroit :D.

#1995530 SCF Game 5 GDT

Posted by T-Ruff on 06 June 2010 - 08:59 PM

Such a dumb game to watch, so rattled the Flyers won't be playing for the Cup at home. Hopefully they can pull it off in game 7 though.

#1988378 Rumor: Wings may swap for Kaberle

Posted by T-Ruff on 23 May 2010 - 02:27 AM

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#1986704 hasek to khl?

Posted by T-Ruff on 18 May 2010 - 12:49 PM

It cooperated fine last month. :D playoff masterpiece

Dom's team only lost one game in the playoffs. He won 12 straight games with 3 shut outs to lead his team, Pardubice Eaton, to the Czech Championship. See avatar. He was named MVP of the league, top player and top goalie, with ridiculous stats -- in the playoffs and regular season.

He's fine. I wish he was still in the NHL.

Good luck, Dom. Play forever, if you want to. :thumbup:

I concur! Amazing avatar! Dom is my favourite player of all time only 2nd to Steve