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Title: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 13, 2012, 06:09:16 PM
If its not about hockey, I don't want to talk about it!

This is the hockey/NHL thread!


 :flyers: :flyers: :flyers:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 13, 2012, 06:22:37 PM
Favorite teams? 

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyershead.gif)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/avatar621_15.png)

My two favorite teams are the Philadelphia Flyers and the Vancouver Canucks. Flyers are #1 to me, though...

Favorite players?

Unfortunately, both teams are paying a kings ransom to their goalies who are on long contracts, and neither are really earning their keep...

But, my 2 favorite players currently are Jaromir Jagr (#68) and Claude Giroux (#28) - both of the Flyers...

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/jagr-av1.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/giroux8.jpg)

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on January 13, 2012, 06:35:22 PM
Well only Hockey I have ever been to was the Areos so guess that would be my favorite team.   
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 13, 2012, 06:38:55 PM
Well only Hockey I have ever been to was the Areos so guess that would be my favorite team.

Well, the Aeros actually made it to their version of the Stanley Cup last season, but they lost. so, #2 team.

Around 99 or 2000 I looked at going to see a game. But, I wanted to sit by the glass at the time (now, I like a little higher up). The tickets for that were high enough to discourage me at the time. Too high for a minor league team.

Now that I am really into it hockey heavily, I still prefer the NHL. Although, admittedly, I do go watch Texas A&M hockey here. Its not really that great. But, its local and only $7.50 per ticket...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 13, 2012, 06:55:12 PM
I'm watching the Canucks vs Blues games from last night - as they played almost the same time as the Flyers did. So, thank god for DVRs :)

I am enjoying my NHL tv package - can watch EVERY Canucks and every Flyers game :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on January 13, 2012, 07:03:25 PM
Well the game we went to my boss got tickets from an owner of another company.   We had some great tickets and free parking too.   
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 13, 2012, 07:04:53 PM
I got see 2-3 Stars games a season. I do not like the Stars, but I try to pick games where they play teams I'd like to see.

I was gonna go see them play the Canucks in February - but I'm going to Phili to see a game soon instead :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jeb_66 on January 13, 2012, 07:12:00 PM
I saw this thread and I thought ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????????  Then I realized he made one for baseball and football too, so it's ok.   :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 13, 2012, 07:48:59 PM
I saw this thread and I thought ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????????  Then I realized he made one for baseball and football too, so it's ok.   :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:

 :th_thicon_funny:

There was an interview of the Great One - Gretzky... During the intermission... Hadn't seen him in a while....
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 13, 2012, 08:45:10 PM
Man, this Canucks vs Blues game is just sad...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 15, 2012, 08:28:10 PM
Canucks vs Ducks... Canucks finally tied it up... 1 to 1 right now...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 16, 2012, 09:46:24 AM
My two teams:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii158/Daniel_Sedin_22/Blues.gif)

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii158/Daniel_Sedin_22/Devils.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 16, 2012, 12:11:54 PM
Even if its not two teams I like, glad to see another hockey fan on this thread :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 17, 2012, 09:31:47 AM
Blues beat the stars last night.  Actually got to watch some of the game b/c of the new NBC channel. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 17, 2012, 09:59:34 AM
Yes, they renamed the Versus Channel to the NBC Sports channel. They play 2-3 NHL games a week on the channel, sometimes more. The playoffs and Stanley Cup games show up there.

The Stars were #1 for the first month, and then have dropped down and down. Still, this is their best season in a while, but not surprised they lost...

Flyers vs the Wild tonight at 6pm, and then the Canucks at 9pm. I'll have to DVR the Canucks. I can't stay up that late due to work. I'll watch it tomorrow. I think the Canucks play LA Kings
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 17, 2012, 12:05:28 PM
Next season, I may have to get the NHL package to catch more Blues/Devils game.  I do like that NBC is showing more hockey, b/c I like listening to Doc call games.  The only downside is having to listen to Pierre's commentary during those games.  I really can't stand him.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 17, 2012, 12:46:24 PM
I hate watching the non high definition games on my HDTV. Sometimes, they don't do the feed in HD. Sometimes they do. However, it is typically the other teams feed whenever I watch the Flyers or the Canucks. I like the announcers they use on the home channel for the Canucks. I REALLY hate some of the ones for the other teams.

I saw a game against the Blues last week - I really hate the announcers for the Blues.

As for the tv package - I almost didn't get it because I knew I'd be tied to the tv so much. Last nightw as a rare night - as I had no games to watch. Even if there are no games tomorrow, I'll have tonights Canucks game to watch when I get home tomorrow.

I DO plan to get the package next season too. I won't make the deal to not shoot for 3 months to pay for it, but I will ask for it as an early christmas present  :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 17, 2012, 01:29:45 PM
NHL standings as of this afternoon before tonight's games..

Vancouver was #2 last week, and the Rangers were #1. Things have changed a little...

1   BOSTON   
2   DETROIT   
3   NY RANGERS   
4   VANCOUVER   
5   ST LOUIS   
6   CHICAGO   
7   PHILADELPHIA   
8   NASHVILLE   
9   OTTAWA   
10   SAN JOSE   
11   NEW JERSEY   
12   WASHINGTON   
13   COLORADO   
14   DALLAS   
15   PITTSBURGH   
16   LOS ANGELES   
17   MINNESOTA   
18   TORONTO   
19   FLORIDA   
20   PHOENIX   
21   WINNIPEG
22   CALGARY   
23   BUFFALO   
24   MONTREAL   
25   TAMPA BAY   
26   EDMONTON   
27   CAROLINA   
28   NY ISLANDERS   
29   ANAHEIM
30   COLUMBUS
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 17, 2012, 07:39:52 PM
Flyers are beating the Wild 4 to 1 at the end of the second period...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 17, 2012, 08:33:30 PM
Flyers kicking butt tonight. They win, 5 to 1
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on January 17, 2012, 10:29:33 PM
Flyers kicking butt tonight. They win, 5 to 1

I'm new to the forum, transplant from Jersey and a die hard Flyers fan (born and raised)!  Glad to see another hockey fan in TX, let alone a Flyers fan!  Good to see Bryz get the win tonight, hopefully Lavi will play him for a few games to let him get his confidence back.  I love having this tandem though, Bobs is looking great so far in his role!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 18, 2012, 12:58:36 AM
hey - yes, very cool to see a fellow Flyers fan.

I really like Bryz, but yea, something needs to give. For his salary, he just isn't playing as good as he did prior to coming to Phili. Some say that the pressure of being in a big hockey town now (where they/the public are very rough on the goalie as far as pressure is concerned) is having an effect on his confidence...

That's probably part of it. But yea, I find myself preferring bobrovsky lately.

I have the same problem with Luongo, admittedly. When the other team scores, its hard NOT to blame him. I just don't seem to get as upset with Bobovsky (or with cory schneider with the Canucks - their backup goalie) as I do with Bryz (and Luongo on the Canucks).

Bryz really needs to get his game on.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Radioman on January 18, 2012, 03:23:15 PM
Hmmmm favorite teams .. lets see.  The Red Wings and yeah The Red Wings.

Glad to see they are pulling their heads outta their asses and playing finally.  They didn't look good at the start of the season and from what I saw the other day on the NBC Sports game of the week they were looking better but took OT to beat Chicago.

Hopefully I can see all the playoff games on that new NBC channel like Vs used to do.  and I might have to look at the NHL Center Ice thing if Comcast offers it next year.  I missed watching the Wings this year.

Radioman
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 18, 2012, 04:06:00 PM
Anything but a wings fan.  :bangheadonwall: :thumbsdown:  Never liked the wings, never will.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on January 18, 2012, 06:30:33 PM
Maybe it is the simple expectation that Bryz would bring his game to the Flyers and be the missing piece.  Slumps happen, and he'll get through it.  He was 12-2 prior to "the huMANgus big universe" speech, then the slump.  Oh well, Let's Go Flyers!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 18, 2012, 07:38:32 PM
Well, I'm liking Bobrovsky more, lately.

But, I hope he brings his game.

I'm actually gonna meet Bryz in about a month, along with Giroux and Jagr
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 18, 2012, 09:02:48 PM
Just finished watching last night's Canucks game on the DVR... Damn Luongo (the goalie)...

Went to a shootout, but the Kings beat the Canucks, 3 to 2  :bangheadonwall:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 19, 2012, 09:26:32 AM
Well, I'm liking Bobrovsky more, lately.

But, I hope he brings his game.

I'm actually gonna meet Bryz in about a month, along with Giroux and Jagr

Are you going to act like this girl when you see Giroux?

http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/video_this_girl_is_in_love_with_claude_giroux/9413081 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/video_this_girl_is_in_love_with_claude_giroux/9413081)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 19, 2012, 10:19:37 AM
Well, I'm liking Bobrovsky more, lately.

But, I hope he brings his game.

I'm actually gonna meet Bryz in about a month, along with Giroux and Jagr

Are you going to act like this girl when you see Giroux?

http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/video_this_girl_is_in_love_with_claude_giroux/9413081 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/video_this_girl_is_in_love_with_claude_giroux/9413081)

 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 19, 2012, 08:23:19 PM
Damn, flyers game was just embarrassing tonight...

Islanders winning 3 to 1 with six minutes left in the game...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on January 19, 2012, 10:16:22 PM
Yeah, that was bad.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 22, 2012, 02:01:40 PM
Just got back from a Texas a&m hockey game. Saw one last night too... This was the first one for my four year old to go to - for an entire game...

Mixed bag of misbehavior  :th_thicon_lol:

He just wanted to go with "daddy."

Gonna be a while before I take him to another... At least this season...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 22, 2012, 05:26:22 PM
Man, Boston beat the Flyers in a shootout, 6 to 5...

Actually, I'm a bit surprised how well the Flyers did with the way Boston just runs everybody over....

Blame this loss on the goalie, unfortunately...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on January 24, 2012, 08:44:26 AM
Bruins goalie Thomas declines White House visit for political reasons

Quote
"I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People," Thomas said in a statement.

"This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government," he wrote.

"Because I believe this, today (Monday) I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/01/23/bruins-goalie-thomas-declines-white-house-visit-for-political-reasons/?test=latestnews?test=latestnews#content#ixzz1kO3YjCsO (http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/01/23/bruins-goalie-thomas-declines-white-house-visit-for-political-reasons/?test=latestnews?test=latestnews#content#ixzz1kO3YjCsO)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 24, 2012, 09:36:19 AM
I don't like many things from Boston, but I will applaud his stance.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on January 24, 2012, 03:52:10 PM
Was out of town and missed the nj and Boston games.  Hartnell got 5 goals over the weekend, pretty sweet!  What happened to Danny Breeze, out with a concussion?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 24, 2012, 04:27:06 PM
Hartnell got a hat trick. They had to play like the last minute of the 2nd period, after the 2nd period break. THEN they started period 3. It took time to clean hundreds of hats off the ice...

I'll tell ya - everyone is out with a concussion. JVR too...  Now Briere...

Jagr is out again for an injury too...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 25, 2012, 11:47:27 AM
Flyers won last night - thanks to Bobrovsky... He won that game with the shootout.  :smiley054:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 25, 2012, 04:56:57 PM
http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/cory_schneider_blasts_tim_thomas_says_goalie_should_have_sucked_it_up_visited_white_house/9581303 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/cory_schneider_blasts_tim_thomas_says_goalie_should_have_sucked_it_up_visited_white_house/9581303)

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"Respect the [presidency]," Schneider said. "He plays for Team USA and he has no problem making millions of dollars in the USA, but he can't go say 'hi' to the President? You get a lot of benefits living in the U.S. and he should have a little bit of respect for that.

"It's just the timing," he added. "It's poor timing. It's about putting your own agenda aside to do something with the team whether you like the guy or not."

Reaction from Thomas not going to the White House.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on January 25, 2012, 05:07:37 PM
Bullspit, he cares about America not being destroyed and is therefor more of a patriot that those who go lick the boots of the dictator!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 25, 2012, 07:59:58 PM
I don't like the Bruins, but I admire Thomas for that.  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 26, 2012, 01:16:08 PM
I don't like the Bruins, but I admire Thomas for that.  :th_thicon_idea:

I have to 2nd that one.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on January 26, 2012, 10:15:34 PM
Flyers won last night - thanks to Bobrovsky... He won that game with the shootout.  :smiley054:

The Bob Shuffle was awesome!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 26, 2012, 10:19:08 PM
Yea, been a loty of internet chatter about that - hahaha...

I watche dthe fantasy NHL draft tonight - where they picked sides for the all star game that's played on Sunday.

Glad to see Giroux there
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on January 26, 2012, 10:30:51 PM
Nice to see G, Kimmo, Harts, and the rookies Read and Cooter in there.  We have a very young team (8 rookies playing now??), so the last half of the season should be interesting. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on January 28, 2012, 11:40:50 AM
Anyone watching the skills completion and game this weekend?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 28, 2012, 12:05:26 PM
I will be. I watched the draft for the all star game already
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on January 28, 2012, 06:14:43 PM
Yeah, I will be once I get the tv back from my 4 year old.  We have to watch bob the builder, then he wants to watch the skills comp.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 28, 2012, 09:00:56 PM
Well, I will say that this was a lot of fun to watch!  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on January 28, 2012, 09:22:03 PM
Agree, that was very entertaining!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 28, 2012, 10:12:21 PM
The superman puck shot was funny :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 29, 2012, 10:13:11 PM
Allstar game was fun today - I am sad that Chara's team won... Oh well...

At least Giroux got a goal  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 01, 2012, 09:46:52 AM
Flyers lost in the shootout last night  :facepalm: :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: texanron on February 01, 2012, 10:39:39 AM
Zamboni Driver Drunk in Apple Valley, Minn.
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/sports/Zamboni-Driver-Drunk-in-Apple-Valley-Minn-feb-1-2012_17557135 (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/sports/Zamboni-Driver-Drunk-in-Apple-Valley-Minn-feb-1-2012_17557135)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 01, 2012, 11:25:02 AM
 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on February 01, 2012, 12:44:29 PM
I'd be surprised to find a Zambo pilot that isn't drunk ;)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on February 01, 2012, 02:52:36 PM
Zamboni Driver Drunk in Apple Valley, Minn.
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/sports/Zamboni-Driver-Drunk-in-Apple-Valley-Minn-feb-1-2012_17557135 (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/sports/Zamboni-Driver-Drunk-in-Apple-Valley-Minn-feb-1-2012_17557135)

I would love to drive or ride on one of those things.  There is a camp for those thing, but it is in CO:

http://www.theiceranch.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=17&Itemid=33 (http://www.theiceranch.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=17&Itemid=33)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 01, 2012, 02:56:34 PM
There are lessons at my local rink - $50 an hour advertised on their site.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on February 01, 2012, 03:22:53 PM
There are lessons at my local rink - $50 an hour advertised on their site.

Seriously?  Do you have a link to it?  It may be worth driving over there to do that once.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 01, 2012, 03:31:47 PM
There are lessons at my local rink - $50 an hour advertised on their site.

Seriously?  Do you have a link to it?  It may be worth driving over there to do that once.

http://arcticwolfice.com/zamboni.html (http://arcticwolfice.com/zamboni.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on February 01, 2012, 04:59:06 PM
There are lessons at my local rink - $50 an hour advertised on their site.

Seriously?  Do you have a link to it?  It may be worth driving over there to do that once.

http://arcticwolfice.com/zamboni.html (http://arcticwolfice.com/zamboni.html)

Thank you. :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on February 01, 2012, 09:27:02 PM
That's awesome, Zambo lessons!  I play hockey with some guys that take care of the ice at the AAC for the Stars, man that would rock.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 01, 2012, 10:09:54 PM
That's awesome, Zambo lessons!  I play hockey with some guys that take care of the ice at the AAC for the Stars, man that would rock.

VERY cool!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 02, 2012, 11:44:49 AM
(http://oi52.tinypic.com/sx2bs2.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on February 02, 2012, 02:28:52 PM
 :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on February 02, 2012, 09:14:06 PM
Bryz with the win tonight!  Why you heff be mad?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 02, 2012, 10:21:09 PM
Yes. He should have made it a shutout, but oh well.

Simmonds did a good job  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 03, 2012, 12:37:47 PM
Just found out that there will be a Giroux McFarlane figure out in Sept  :th_thicon_idea: :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on February 03, 2012, 05:48:26 PM
Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep my eyes open for it!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on February 03, 2012, 05:52:32 PM
Yes. He should have made it a shutout, but oh well.

Simmonds did a good job  :th_thicon_idea:

One game at a time with Bryz :th_thicon_idea:

Simmonds is doing well, nice pickup for us!  Schenn is doing well too!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 03, 2012, 07:39:31 PM
yes, Schenn is doing a good job.

Yes, I will likely buy 2 Giroux figures - one to open and one to keep in the package.

I have 5 Canuck figures (current players) hanging on my office wall, unopened. I've been waiting for some current Flyer player figures.

I did manage to get an unopened Jagr from about 10 years ago -
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 05, 2012, 10:46:15 AM
I just finished watching yesterday's Canucks game vs the Avalanche.

Canucks were losing by one most of the game. Bieksa dives and blocks a puck on an empty net. Then, sakes back down and scores like 5-10 seconds later to tie the game at the end. Then, the Canucks win it in the shoot out.

Awesome play by Bieksa...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on February 09, 2012, 02:21:40 PM
http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/bruins_tim_thomas_makes_political_statement_on_birth_control/9833173 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/bruins_tim_thomas_makes_political_statement_on_birth_control/9833173)

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Today he was back at it again on expressing his political beliefs towards the government providing health insurance plans for birth control. Like usual he went onto his facebook page to post his opinion.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 09, 2012, 02:37:57 PM
SOme of the articles I have read since his first stunt (with the white house) has made it seem that many on his team are upset with him
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on February 09, 2012, 03:49:00 PM
SOme of the articles I have read since his first stunt (with the white house) has made it seem that many on his team are upset with him

I am getting that impression to.  I am sure his latest comments are going to go over well then.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 09, 2012, 03:56:15 PM
That is what I am thinking.

Amazing that when a Hollywood person gives their political opinion, though - no one gets upset then
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on February 12, 2012, 04:18:52 PM
Flyers / Redwings tonight on versus...sorry, NBC Sports.
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 12, 2012, 08:08:19 PM
Yes, I am about 20 min behind, via the DVR - but am watching it right now :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on February 13, 2012, 08:38:34 PM
That was a frustrating game.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 13, 2012, 10:20:57 PM
Yes it was. We lost  :th_thicon_cry:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on February 14, 2012, 09:31:46 AM
Detroit is on a roll right now at home.  :bangheadonwall:
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Post by: unsub073 on February 16, 2012, 12:24:14 PM
Am I the only one that can't stand Pierre McGuire?  To me, he breaks all the rules of being a sideline reporter.  Do not speak unless spoken to.  He annoys me to no end.  I get to the point where i want to throw something at the TV everytime I see him.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on February 16, 2012, 09:10:30 PM
Flyers looked good tonight!  7- 2 over buffalo!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 17, 2012, 06:47:31 AM
Yes, they played pretty well. I was hoping Simmonds would have had a hat trick. Oh well...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on February 18, 2012, 10:14:31 AM
I read that he took a puck to the face during warmups, and got 25 stitches.  I'm liking him more and more!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 18, 2012, 05:03:54 PM
Yes, he has been wearing a full cage on his face the past couple of games.

He got a goal today, and Jagr got two. I was hoping Jagr would get a hat trick. The Flyers lost 4 to 6, though... Bryzgolov got pulled after he let a goal in on a five on three power play. That was a ridiculous shorthanded goal.

Anyway, cool to finally be in the Wells Fargo Center after watching every game on tv.

I picked up a Simmonds jersey too :)
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 19, 2012, 04:07:25 PM
Well. I am back at the hotel after the carnival...

Just getting off of crutches after being on them for like five months, I brought them with me... I knew that there was no way I could stand in line, all day long, otherwise.

I was very lucky- they accommodated everyone with handicaps. Typically, they had me track up to another level or back door, and they worked me in right away. So, I rarely stood in any line. That was sweet.

I managed to get autographs from Giroux, Jagr, Timmonen, Simmonds, Bryzgolov and Talbot. There were other players, but as there was a cost for each, I stuck with my favs.

Now I have to buy two jersey frames for my autographed Jagr and Giroux jerseys...

I know, silly for a grown guy to fly up from Texas for this. But, I love the Flyers, and I really never go anywhere. I watch every game on tv, so  I wanted to do this at least once...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on February 19, 2012, 04:59:47 PM
Sounds good Ship, and while it ain't for everyone, I'm glad you got to do something to feed one of your passions.
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Post by: cheeny on February 19, 2012, 06:34:33 PM
That sounds like a great experience.  My dad took me to the carnival when I was 13, tons of fun!
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 19, 2012, 08:29:55 PM
Yes, it was fun. I had a good time
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Post by: unsub073 on February 20, 2012, 09:11:14 AM
There is nothing silly about that.  It sounds like you had a great time up there.
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 20, 2012, 08:26:56 PM
Now that I am back in Texas, I can take pics:

2 Signed Jerseys:

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/jersey1s.jpg)


Signed Photos:

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/jagr.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/bryz.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/giroux.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/simmonds.jpg)



Bryzgalov, Simmonds, Timonen, and Talbot (its a canvas square, ready to hang):

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/group1.jpg)



And Talbot and Timonen signed pucks

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/pucks.jpg)
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Post by: unsub073 on February 21, 2012, 03:22:16 PM
Was their a individual fee to get autographs or a one time fee to get as many as you wanted?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 21, 2012, 04:12:47 PM
Jagr and Giroux were presold, as was Hartnell and JVR and Bryz.

Everyone else was $20 per person, 2 autographs each.

All money goes to Charity They do this fundraiser every year. This year was the 35th year.

The Canucks are my other fav team. I wish they did an event like this too, but they do not.
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Post by: cheeny on February 21, 2012, 07:20:08 PM
Great pics, sounds like you had a blast!
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 21, 2012, 09:43:16 PM
Woohoo!

Simmonds ties the game with 9 seconds left. Jagr goes on to win it in overtime

 :smiley054:
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 21, 2012, 09:43:48 PM
Great pics, sounds like you had a blast!

Yes.

Now I am stuck waiting for my two jersey frames to arrive :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on February 22, 2012, 09:38:12 PM
Woohoo!

Simmonds ties the game with 9 seconds left. Jagr goes on to win it in overtime

 :smiley054:

Man, we needed that win!
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 23, 2012, 06:23:33 PM
There were sessions where you could play video games with certain players - they made fun of Max Talbot's game on the large screen in the middle of the stadium... It was funny...

Dancing with Max Talbot! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IfusDp0a3o#)
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 23, 2012, 09:31:31 PM
Wow, the Canucks actually beat the Red Wings!  :rocknroll2:
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 26, 2012, 12:13:13 PM
I just finished watching the Flyers vs Calgary game on the DVR (it started at 9pm because they were in Canada).

Man, that was a maddening game, but the Flyers did win in the shootout...

Man, Brzygalov is just a terrible goalie...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 29, 2012, 08:30:53 PM
Philadelphia Flyers (Everyday I'm shuffling!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0tz4zkTQIk#ws)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 29, 2012, 08:31:21 PM
Damn Flyers lost the the Sharks last night (just finished it on the DVR, as it was a west coat time game)  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 02, 2012, 04:09:49 PM
Bobrovsky shuffle:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/ForsbergFlyerfan/tumblr_lyc4mpEvKA1qdyuhzo1_r1_400.gif)
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Post by: cheeny on March 02, 2012, 07:13:43 PM
Love the shuffle!  Flyers / Crapitals on Sunday, and it's televised...can't wait!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 04, 2012, 07:05:18 PM
Love the shuffle!  Flyers / Crapitals on Sunday, and it's televised...can't wait!

tied for now - Bryz is playing well tonight
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 04, 2012, 08:34:56 PM
Flyers win  :smiley054: :smiley054:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on March 06, 2012, 12:02:45 PM
http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/penguins_c_crosby_cleared_for_contact/10244782 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/penguins_c_crosby_cleared_for_contact/10244782)

Quote
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby has been cleared for contact in practice, the team announced Tuesday.

This is good for hockey to have him back on the ice.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 06, 2012, 12:31:07 PM
http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/penguins_c_crosby_cleared_for_contact/10244782 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/penguins_c_crosby_cleared_for_contact/10244782)

Quote
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby has been cleared for contact in practice, the team announced Tuesday.

This is good for hockey to have him back on the ice.

Yes, good to hear that.

Unfortunately, I do not think Chris Pronger will be back - not ever, likely. He's not doing good at all.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on March 06, 2012, 01:43:28 PM
http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/penguins_c_crosby_cleared_for_contact/10244782 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/penguins_c_crosby_cleared_for_contact/10244782)

Quote
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby has been cleared for contact in practice, the team announced Tuesday.

This is good for hockey to have him back on the ice.

Yes, good to hear that.

Unfortunately, I do not think Chris Pronger will be back - not ever, likely. He's not doing good at all.

That is to bad.  I have always liked Pronger even when he left St. Louis.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 06, 2012, 02:17:12 PM
Yes, he is having trouble just functioning at home, day by day. At 38 and with these problems, I do not think he will ever play again.

But - I just got outbid on a autographed Max Talbot jersey  :facepalm:

The jerseys worn by all the players for that charity event I went to (2 or so weeks ago) are up for bid. They are also all autographed by the player. I put a bid in over a week ago - but I figured it wouldn't stay at the base price. Auctions end in 2 days. Sure enough - the prices are cranking up. $250 was all I was gonna spend.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: agbiker on March 06, 2012, 03:05:49 PM
you collect game used cards? I have about 250 game used cards and autos...some hochey I think I have some unopened packs too.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 06, 2012, 03:23:57 PM
No, never got into any sports cards.

I do like autographed items, however. The jerseys are my fav - but they are expensive. Gotta buy the jersey (which costs some $, and then get it signed. And, the damn frames to hang them up are almost $200.

I have my Giroux hung up, but the 2nd frame came in damaged. I sent it back, and the replacement should be in tomorrow. Then I can hang up that Jagr jersey. I also like signed pics and pucks.

This is that Signed Giroux jersey...

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/auto2.jpg)

Normally I don't buy anything signed - no matter what certificate of authenticity someone has - I will always wonder if it was REALLY signed by the person.

The exception was this particular jersey I was bidding on. All the player jerseys from that day has a special patch on the front for the charity event. And, they are being auctioned by the Flyers Wives, which is the group that puts on that carnival I went to in order to meet the players. Plus, the signature looks just like the two items I had signed by Talbot at the carnival. 

But, I won't go any higher than $250. I have $600 left. By the time I would get the jersey AND another frame, it would take most of that $. I'll just sit on that $600. I may use it towards another trip to Phili next year
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: agbiker on March 06, 2012, 05:36:47 PM
cool.. looks nice!
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Post by: cheeny on March 06, 2012, 07:33:44 PM
That G jersey looks great!  I was impressed with Bryz in that Caps game, he looked really solid!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 06, 2012, 08:14:48 PM
voracek got nailed tonight. OWW
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Post by: Shipwreck on March 06, 2012, 08:15:58 PM
That G jersey looks great!  I was impressed with Bryz in that Caps game, he looked really solid!

Thanks. I tried hanging it up with the sleeves down, but it didn't look right. I still have the tags on it, so one sleeve is heavier than the other. I had to end up putting it with the sleeves behind the jersey to make it balance right
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 06, 2012, 09:00:50 PM
Well, Flyers beat the red wings  :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on March 07, 2012, 08:51:48 PM
Voracek got destroyed, hope he makes a full and complete recovery.  Stitches to the mouth on top,of that hit...ouch!  Bryz played big again, good to see that!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 07, 2012, 08:51:51 PM
I finally got in my replacement frame for my signed Jagr jersey. Got it up now :)

It's in the guestroom/office.... (next to my signed photos :) )

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/pics1.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/auto3.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/auto1.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 08, 2012, 08:58:34 PM
5 to 0 Shutout against Florida. Flyers win  :phillsign: :phillsign: :phillsign:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on March 09, 2012, 08:57:25 AM
Blues won, now have best record in West.  :rocknroll2:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on March 10, 2012, 03:59:44 PM
That room looks great!  Toronto tonight, hope we can get another win!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 11, 2012, 03:55:46 PM
Flyers won. Bryz is kicking but! They must have given him some Wheaties!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 11, 2012, 05:54:27 PM
This video is coo. Jagr was damn impressive when he was younger!

★ Jaromir Jagr || Welcome to Flyers ★ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPKXLU-Lvw#ws)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on March 12, 2012, 02:26:34 PM
This video is coo. Jagr was damn impressive when he was younger!

★ Jaromir Jagr || Welcome to Flyers ★ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPKXLU-Lvw#ws)

He needs to bring back the mullet, and him and Mario on the same line back then, so not fair.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 12, 2012, 05:44:55 PM
Hahaha. Yea.

Too bad the Flyers lost last night :(
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on March 13, 2012, 02:26:34 PM
http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/penguins_c_crosby_to_return_thursday_vs_rangers/10299490 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/penguins_c_crosby_to_return_thursday_vs_rangers/10299490)

Quote
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will return Thursday against the New York Rangers, the team announced Tuesday.

He's back. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 13, 2012, 04:46:48 PM
Cool
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 13, 2012, 08:39:29 PM
Damn, ANOTHER shut out by Bryzgolov!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 16, 2012, 09:05:14 AM
Flyers win again  :smiley054: :smiley054:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 19, 2012, 10:38:33 AM
Can you believe the Flyers beat the Penguins 3 to 2.. With the winning goal coming in at 0.9 seconds left in overtime  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on March 21, 2012, 07:38:09 PM
My parents went to the pens game, they said the place went nuts! I was jealous as hell, they saw a great game!  Bryz is looking good, the d is playing better, good time to start rolling!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 21, 2012, 08:59:15 PM
Last month, I was at the last Pens game (in Philly) and they lost  :facepalm:

This (where they beat the Penguins) was an awesome game at the last second, though
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 22, 2012, 08:49:41 PM
Flyers beat the Capitals in overtime  :smiley054: :smiley054:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Keough on March 27, 2012, 12:15:56 PM
Just came across this - another great attempt at the anthems - and since this is the hockey thread, what a better place to post it  :icon_wink:

http://youtu.be/wtQjVs42V1A (http://youtu.be/wtQjVs42V1A)

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 27, 2012, 12:30:50 PM
Just came across this - another great attempt at the anthems - and since this is the hockey thread, what a better place to post it  :icon_wink:

http://youtu.be/wtQjVs42V1A (http://youtu.be/wtQjVs42V1A)

 :facepalm:

Penguins game - who cares  :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 01, 2012, 02:31:08 PM
Flyers beat the Penguins!  :smiley054:

Wild game with the brawl at the end, and both coaches getting tossed out!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on April 01, 2012, 04:50:37 PM
I'm liking this matchup for the first round!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 01, 2012, 04:56:08 PM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2uj5uhc.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on April 01, 2012, 05:11:00 PM
Lavie is a badass!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 02, 2012, 03:13:14 PM
(http://i.minus.com/iR1AcizQSFBFR.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 02, 2012, 06:12:44 PM
NHL fines Flyers' Laviolette, Penguins' Granato

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=625537 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=625537)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 11, 2012, 09:55:36 PM
Flyers beat the Penguins in overtime in teh first playoff game!

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyy8jbizHz1qbvz0x.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 13, 2012, 09:53:09 AM
Stupid Blues lost in OT last night. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 13, 2012, 10:02:22 AM
Stupid Blues lost in OT last night.

I kinda, sorta like the Sharks. I watched the first 2 periods. Glad the Sharks won :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 13, 2012, 10:07:36 AM
Stupid Blues lost in OT last night.

I kinda, sorta like the Sharks. I watched the first 2 periods. Glad the Sharks won :)

 :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall: :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Radioman on April 13, 2012, 01:59:39 PM
:bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall: :thumbsdown:

Said it before and I'll say it again ... those phlyers phans are a bit strange and a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

GO REDWINGS

Radioman
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 13, 2012, 02:23:35 PM


NO REDWINGS

Radioman

Fixed it  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 13, 2012, 05:23:00 PM
Hopefully the Devils win tonight.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 13, 2012, 09:21:08 PM
Flyers win again!

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/125.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 14, 2012, 01:11:05 PM
Jaromir Jagr’s evolution comes full circle

http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/04/13/jaromir-jagrs-evolution-encompasses-more-than-hockey/ (http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/04/13/jaromir-jagrs-evolution-encompasses-more-than-hockey/)
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Post by: Shipwreck on April 14, 2012, 01:11:19 PM
Great article
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 15, 2012, 06:55:04 PM
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers1-med.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 16, 2012, 11:19:44 AM
Blues/Devils split the first two.  Hopefully St.Louis can keep up the fight they showed in game 2
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 16, 2012, 11:27:27 AM
The behavior on the part of the Pens yesterday was just horrendous. I used to like Crosby - have zero respect for him now. I mean, ZERO.

A shame the Canucks are down too - 1 more loss and they're packing it in....
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 16, 2012, 02:00:02 PM
Man, I wish there were more hockey fans on this forum. After yesterday, there is all sorts of things that could be talked about   :th_KO:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on April 16, 2012, 07:01:41 PM
Just got back from vacation, man the Phil/pens series is awesome (for Flyers fans!).  I couldn't believe the things that the pulled in game 3, totally classless!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 17, 2012, 08:20:31 AM
(http://oi43.tinypic.com/1z6beo7.jpg)

 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 17, 2012, 10:18:08 AM
Blues up 2 to 1.  The last 4 mins were ugly though.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 17, 2012, 10:50:52 AM
I am hoping that the Rangers and the Bruins lose out. The Flyers have a BIG problem with the Rangers...

Blues and Sharks - I prefer the Sharks, but really have no vested interest either way. The Blues have been playing awesome all year from the stats I have seen, though... (just casually glancing throughout the season to see who else is doing what)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 17, 2012, 12:48:59 PM
I am hoping that the Rangers and the Bruins lose out. The Flyers have a BIG problem with the Rangers... Agree on both of those.  Being a Devils fan, and my brother is a rangers, fan (can't stand the rangers)  Not really a huge boston sports team fan.

Blues and Sharks - I prefer the Sharks, but really have no vested interest either way. The Blues have been playing awesome all year from the stats I have seen, though... (just casually glancing throughout the season to see who else is doing what)

The only team, I can't stand in the west is the red wings (i have a long standing hate towards them so I could never cheer for them.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on April 17, 2012, 06:56:12 PM
(http://oi43.tinypic.com/1z6beo7.jpg)

 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:

This is hilarious!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 18, 2012, 09:42:26 AM
How do you blow a 3-0 nothing lead, and lose.  Stupid Devils.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on April 18, 2012, 09:17:06 PM
Flyers were embarrassed tonight, jez!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 19, 2012, 06:53:03 AM
Flyers were embarrassed tonight, jez!

Yes, they were. I turned the tv off when it was 8 to 3. I see now that the final score was 10 to 3  :facepalm: :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 19, 2012, 04:18:35 PM
Someone made this at the hockey forum - making fun of Bryz's comments recently that he was afraid of bears

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a220/GodekElectric/Bryzgalov-BearcomicFinal.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 19, 2012, 04:19:03 PM
 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on April 19, 2012, 08:06:50 PM
That was hilarious!  Here's hoping game 5 goes well for us!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 20, 2012, 10:07:44 AM
That is awesome Ship.

Other news.  The Blues are up 3 to 1, and the Devils are at 2-2.  Hopefully St. Louis can end it on Saturday.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 20, 2012, 10:13:06 AM
That was hilarious!  Here's hoping game 5 goes well for us!

All we gotta do is win 1 more. I think we can do it.

But with the Flyers goaltending - we are in trouble in the next round of the playoffs...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 22, 2012, 02:03:22 PM
Goodbye Penguins!

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyersuz8.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyersuz8.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyersuz8.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyersuz8.gif)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyersuz8.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: cheeny on April 22, 2012, 03:16:49 PM
That's how you close out a series!  Let's Go Flyers!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: texanron on April 22, 2012, 09:49:42 PM
Saw lots of Flyers gear while the wife and I were in PA looking for a new home. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 22, 2012, 09:56:54 PM
Saw lots of Flyers gear while the wife and I were in PA looking for a new home.

 :th_thicon_idea: :th_thicon_idea:

I plan to go to the Flyers Wives Carnival again next Feb. I had too much fun this year :)


Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 23, 2012, 06:56:33 AM
I found one of these online to buy :) (the shirt given away yesterday)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/385612_10150711848831811_87169796810_9448349_900468530_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 23, 2012, 10:10:55 AM
Blues on to round two.  Gotta love that.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 23, 2012, 11:27:09 AM
I've decided that I'm going to that event in Philly again next year - to see a game and meet the team again :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 23, 2012, 02:39:11 PM
Saw this on a hockey forum I am on...

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/540064_254934557933166_100002498708860_520104_1266215781_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Colonel on April 24, 2012, 01:35:40 AM
Saw this on a hockey forum I am on...

What do you talk about on the hockey forum?  Guns?   :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 24, 2012, 08:19:24 PM
I got my Playoff shirt in today :)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/jam1.jpg)

I think I'm gonna save it and get the coach to sign it next year at the 2013 Flyers Carnival...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 25, 2012, 09:03:15 AM
Devils force a game 7
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 27, 2012, 09:41:20 AM
LETS GO DEVILS!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 27, 2012, 09:59:44 AM
Now that the Devils won last night, they face the Flyers... And, the Devils must lose. Sorry...

I looked at the stats from games earlier this season (between the 2 teams)... Split 50/50.

Devils gotta go down. Sorry  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 27, 2012, 11:59:53 AM
when the Flyers lose, we can still be friends. :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 27, 2012, 12:22:44 PM
Sorry - if they lose, I'll go into a goalie rage  :th_nuts:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: texanron on April 27, 2012, 10:13:49 PM
LETS GO FLYERS!  :phillsign:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 27, 2012, 10:18:17 PM
 :true_dat:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 29, 2012, 01:57:35 PM
Flyers start in 5 min  :flyers:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 30, 2012, 10:43:07 AM
You guys got game 1.  You had to be sweating it though.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 30, 2012, 11:06:49 AM
You guys got game 1.  You had to be sweating it though.

Yes. They didn't play too well for a part of the game.

Even though Bryz let some thru - he and Briere were the best two Flyers players of the game. Bryz made several great stops.

Giroux did get a goal. But overall, his play wasn't that great. And, I am a HUGE Jagr fan.... However - so far, he's sitting in the recliner I think...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on April 30, 2012, 11:08:20 AM
Did you lose it over the "kicking goal"  that was called back?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 30, 2012, 11:38:29 AM
Did you lose it over the "kicking goal"  that was called back?

I knew that was gonna be a no goal. But, that was depressing. AT least Briere got a 2nd chance.

I don't know why Briere phones it in most of the regular season, and then gets into high gear every playoff season. But at least he is doing it now
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 02, 2012, 01:29:15 PM
Last night was just sad  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Radioman on May 02, 2012, 03:23:41 PM
hmm .. I didnt even watch the game but it seems to me that the phlyers might have lost last night.

Radioman
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 02, 2012, 03:43:02 PM
Series is 1 and 1. I'm not worried. They'll win game 3 tomorrow  :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: texanron on May 02, 2012, 08:03:49 PM
Keeping up with the series has been tough while on the road. I knew if I found time to log on here I'd catch up.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 07, 2012, 02:21:45 PM
This is sad:

Giroux suspended for Game 5

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/Giroux-facing-NHL-hearing.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/Giroux-facing-NHL-hearing.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 08, 2012, 04:12:03 PM
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/lets_go_flyers_logo.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 08, 2012, 09:02:56 PM
Damn, the devils would have been in trouble if the Flyers actually wanted to win...

Well, that's it. We're done. Long summer now.

With the flyers and Canucks out, I have nothing left to watch for the rest of the playoffs...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 09, 2012, 03:33:15 PM
(http://nbcprohockeytalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/610x-25.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 14, 2012, 03:48:13 PM
Not a fan of the truck itself - but the colors are kewl :)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyerstruck.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on May 15, 2012, 09:08:59 AM
Devils.  :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2:

Even though they blew game 1 last night  :bangheadonwall:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 15, 2012, 09:14:39 AM
I saw the Rangers won last night on my ipad this morning. I'm not watching anymore games this season, though. I don't care for any of the teams left.

However, after 80+ games watched for the Flyers AND The canucks, along with the preseason games AND the playoff games, I've easily watched 170-180 games this season. I'm done.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on May 15, 2012, 10:41:28 AM
I understand.  Are you just checking out of this round or are you checking out for the rest of the playoffs?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 15, 2012, 11:16:05 AM
rest of the playoffs. I only follow the Canucks and the Flyers. With neither in it, it doesn't matter to me who wins what. Although, I really do not want the Rangers to win it all  :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on May 15, 2012, 05:21:37 PM
I dont want the kings to win b/c they beat the Blues.  So i am pulling for Arizona in the west, and of course the Devils in the east. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on May 17, 2012, 09:45:32 AM
We have a tied series boys and girls.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 27, 2012, 07:20:08 PM
Sucks that Jagr hasn't decided if he wants to come back to the Flyers for another year  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on May 30, 2012, 03:51:11 PM
Devils to the finals.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e338/jeanne30/l_7e996f501c4ef94367e19b1c3b61c458.gif)

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e338/jeanne30/l_7e996f501c4ef94367e19b1c3b61c458.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 30, 2012, 04:08:23 PM
Yes, rather depressing
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on May 30, 2012, 04:17:22 PM
Hopefully Martie can shut down the kings.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 07, 2012, 03:12:00 PM
Its not a done deal - but it looks like Jagr may resign with the Flyers for one more year afterall. I really hope so.  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Colonel on June 07, 2012, 06:46:47 PM
Bob Beckel on The Five
Quote
Let's everybody yawn at one time about the National Hockey League
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 07, 2012, 08:05:21 PM
Bob Beckel on The Five
Quote
Let's everybody yawn at one time about the National Hockey League

I don't even know who that is...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Colonel on June 07, 2012, 08:30:51 PM
He's one of the five on Foxnews "The Five", it just happens to be on at 5pm (4 central). So there you have it in a nutshell.  :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 07, 2012, 09:18:39 PM
He's one of the five on Foxnews "The Five", it just happens to be on at 5pm (4 central). So there you have it in a nutshell.  :thumbsup1:

Ah, ok  :th_thicon_funny:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on June 07, 2012, 10:23:22 PM
"The Five", it just happens to be on at 5pm (4 central).

They couldn't even get that right ;)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on June 12, 2012, 09:52:57 AM
Hockey season is officially over.  Stupid kings won last night. :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall: :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 12, 2012, 10:01:46 AM
Hockey season is officially over.  Stupid kings won last night. :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall: :thumbsdown:

Yep - now to see the NHL awards later this month - and see if Giroux got voted onto the cover of the new hockey game... :)

And then, at the end of the summer, we see if there will be a lockout or if the players association and the NHL sign a new deal... I hope the season doesn't get cratered like the last time, a few years ago. I wanna go to Philly next year and also go see some games in Dallas around the holidays
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on June 12, 2012, 11:22:14 AM
Stupid kings won last night. :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall: :thumbsdown:

Wonder how much of L.A. will remain after the celebratory riots ;)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: riattta on June 12, 2012, 12:29:03 PM
I doubt many people in compton are hockey fans
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on June 12, 2012, 12:40:15 PM
Hockey season is officially over.  Stupid kings won last night. :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall: :thumbsdown:

Yep - now to see the NHL awards later this month - and see if Giroux got voted onto the cover of the new hockey game... :)

And then, at the end of the summer, we see if there will be a lockout or if the players association and the NHL sign a new deal... I hope the season doesn't get cratered like the last time, a few years ago. I wanna go to Philly next year and also go see some games in Dallas around the holidays

That is one thing I would like to do is head up that way to catch a game.  The Aero's are good for a quick fix, but they are not the same as watching NHL.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 12, 2012, 12:45:15 PM
I doubt many people in compton are hockey fans

 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on June 12, 2012, 05:07:28 PM
I doubt many people in compton are hockey fans

Yeah but they don't need much for an excuse to riot. Maybe they will get upset that there are too many whites on the team.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 19, 2012, 04:19:19 PM
Won an auction for an autographed Giroux hockey stick just now...  :rocknroll2:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 21, 2012, 11:27:24 AM
Happy to see that Giroux got voted to be on the cover of that NHL video game
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 21, 2012, 11:27:48 AM
Won an auction for an autographed Giroux hockey stick just now...  :rocknroll2:

Now, just waiting for it to ship  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on June 21, 2012, 02:20:00 PM
Happy to see that Giroux got voted to be on the cover of that NHL video game

Are you going to buy it for the cover?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 21, 2012, 02:39:35 PM
Happy to see that Giroux got voted to be on the cover of that NHL video game

Are you going to buy it for the cover?

I considered it - just to get it signed by Giroux at next years Flyers Carnival. But, I don't even have a gaming console. I REALLY thought about getting one and JUSt that 1 game. But damn... With a wife and a 5 year old, I don't need to be tied to the tv all day playing a game. If I had no children, I probably would  :P

But, I already preordered 2 of the upcoming Giroux McFarlane figures. I plan to get 1 signed by him next year
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 21, 2012, 03:56:59 PM
(https://p.twimg.com/Av30vGQCEAE3APM.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 22, 2012, 10:37:40 AM
Proto Zamboni: 1917

(http://i50.tinypic.com/23wwd39.jpg)

Thought this was interesting:


http://www.shorpy.com/node/13157 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/13157)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 30, 2012, 07:17:54 PM
Damn, its not looking good for Jagr to resign with Philly  :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on July 03, 2012, 08:15:49 PM
Damn it, Jagr signed with Dallas

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Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on July 03, 2012, 08:23:54 PM
Don't worry, he won't be enough to revive the Stars.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on July 03, 2012, 08:25:01 PM
Yea, but still. I Wanted him to stay in Philly.

Only bright side of all this - next time they do an autograph session, I can just drive uo to Dallas and get my other Jagr Philly jersey signed 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on July 10, 2012, 02:07:21 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5924691/stanley-cup-goals-turned-into-song (http://gizmodo.com/5924691/stanley-cup-goals-turned-into-song)

Quote
If you've ever wondered what the pool of data which is the Stanley Cup results would sound like turned into song, then... well, you have an overactive imagination. But now that artist Bard Edlund has done just that, you'll wonder why more visualizations don't make use of audio, too.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on July 24, 2012, 05:38:43 PM
Damn - Flyers struck out on signing Shea Weber  :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on August 10, 2012, 02:24:51 PM
Bettman: NHL lockout is possible

 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:


Quote
NEW YORK - With time running out on NHL labor talks, commissioner Gary Bettman cautioned Thursday that the league is prepared to lock out its players if a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached by Sept. 15, when the current deal expires.


http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20120810_Bettman__NHL_lockout_is_possible.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20120810_Bettman__NHL_lockout_is_possible.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on August 10, 2012, 02:25:17 PM
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Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on August 12, 2012, 12:27:55 PM
Giroux a modest superstar


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That's not to say he doesn't have any though, as one look at his hands reveals a pair of nearly symmetrical scars.

“Those are from (Sidney) Crosby,” he says half smiling, but with some tension in his voice. “Every time we'd line up against each other for a face-off during our (2012 playoff) series, instead of going for the puck when it was dropped, he'd hack me across the wrists. I ended up playing the series against (New) Jersey with one of them fractured and had to go for surgery on both of them after we were out of the playoffs.”

http://www.timminspress.com/2012/07/26/giroux-a-modest-superstar (http://www.timminspress.com/2012/07/26/giroux-a-modest-superstar)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on August 12, 2012, 12:41:45 PM
Ouch, that reminds me (fondly) of Brett Hull making the winning goal in the '99 Stanley Cup final with a left knee that needed reconstructive surgery and two injured groin muscles through triple overtime.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on August 12, 2012, 12:58:36 PM
I lost all respect for Sidney Crosby after seeing his repeated behavior during the Flyers/Penguins playoff games... He is the biggest baby I've seen...

Penguin s used to be my 3rd fav team. I just can't stand them anymore...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on August 16, 2012, 02:57:01 PM
Just not right to see him in a Dallas jersey  :facepalm:

(http://img.blesk.cz/img/2/full/1370347_.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on September 17, 2012, 02:17:06 PM
http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/nhls_message_to_the_fans/11727442 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/nhls_message_to_the_fans/11727442)

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Here’s a B.S. message from the NHL to the fans:

“Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the Players and to the 30 NHL teams

I'm pissed about this.  I stopped watching any hockey b/c of the last lockout, and just within the last couple years began to enjoy it again.  Now this happens again.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on September 17, 2012, 03:24:30 PM
Nothing like good ol' unions
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 03, 2012, 07:46:29 PM
Jagr owns a Czechoslovakia hockey team. Because of the strike, he is playing on his own team right now.

I just broke down and bought a Jagr Team Kladno jersey  :P

He's one of my favorite players. Sad that the Flyers passed him by with their big dollar offers to some other players, so he signed with the Stars. Too bad he may not play here at all this season if this lockout doesn't end...

(http://picpaste.novarata.net/pics/e0f40b84bd8f9cb8a023d64c3a56fb74.JPG)

(http://picpaste.novarata.net/pics/a0ab7102affc9b8e41bff4f3955a2229.JPG)

(http://picpaste.novarata.net/pics/5b4111eeb56579a480c88f64a121022c.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 03, 2012, 07:59:41 PM
Wouldn't playing for your own team be odd,   I guess you don't have to worry about what the coach says to you.
Are they even close to reaching a deal or is the whole season gonna go down the drain?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 03, 2012, 08:03:45 PM
Not even close. They met again yesterday, but walked out apparently. And, there is no more scheduled appointments to meet yet.

Some say it will g to summer 2013 at least, some say December. No one knows really. But, the players WERE willing to play under last year's deal while they worked things out, and the owners said no... Not really fair to have all these contracts done, and then the owners now want to cut all existing contracts by about 20%.

Anyway, I broke down and bought a PS3 and NHL13 last Thursday because I am sick of this waiting.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 03, 2012, 08:05:10 PM
Wouldn't playing for your own team be odd,   I guess you don't have to worry about what the coach says to you.

Haha, yes, and I read that his father is the manager  :P

hell, he's the best player on his team. It is my understanding that they are doing very well after just a few games. He is trying to convince Claude Giroux to come play on his team. That would be cool. It was reported that Giroux was a VIP in the stands at one of their games today
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on October 04, 2012, 10:10:16 AM
Not even close. They met again yesterday, but walked out apparently. And, there is no more scheduled appointments to meet yet.

Some say it will g to summer 2013 at least, some say December. No one knows really. But, the players WERE willing to play under last year's deal while they worked things out, and the owners said no... Not really fair to have all these contracts done, and then the owners now want to cut all existing contracts by about 20%.

Anyway, I broke down and bought a PS3 and NHL13 last Thursday because I am sick of this waiting.

I may have to buy the game myself b/c I think that will be the only Hockey we will see this year.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 04, 2012, 03:36:37 PM
Something just said 82 games cancelled.    Not a hockey fan to know if that's whole season.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 04, 2012, 03:44:10 PM
At the moment, only games until Oct 24 is cancelled...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 04, 2012, 05:47:25 PM
So they truely ment 82 games total, not a team?   I didn't click on the link, that app sends me news everytime a player farts.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 04, 2012, 06:10:50 PM
Well, I am not sure what that said - but at the moment, its just a few games. Someone claimed that its 2 home and 2 away games for the Flyers. Not a huge deal yet. But honestly - it doesn't look like it will be resolved soon.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on October 04, 2012, 07:10:40 PM
Seems odd that the NHL gave the go-ahead for NHL'13 game with possibly no '13 season.
Does the game have any players or teams? ;)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 04, 2012, 07:19:55 PM
Seems odd that the NHL gave the go-ahead for NHL'13 game with possibly no '13 season.
Does the game have any players or teams? ;)

It has all the players and teams.

I get to play Jagr and Giroux :)

That game is probably a year in the making for the programmers (a new one gets released every year, and they do updates all year for it). They have the license from the NHL. They can probably follow their own schedule on releases.

However, with the lock out - I think they are selling MORE games. I can't tell ya how many people on the hockey boards are buying the game, since this is their only hockey fix. So, its actually a great plan  :th_thicon_lol:

That's why I bought it. I even had to go buy a PS3. I had no game console.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 04, 2012, 07:22:33 PM
So Sony and EA sports are really behind them not getting a deal together?   
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 04, 2012, 07:25:09 PM
So Sony and EA sports are really behind them not getting a deal together?

Hell, ya never know. That would make an awesome conspiracy thread at the hockey forums  :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jeb_66 on October 04, 2012, 07:25:36 PM
 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 04, 2012, 07:44:48 PM
Feel free to start the rumor that you heard thats why, owners are getting kick backs from EA and Sony. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on October 04, 2012, 08:32:57 PM
Feel free to start the rumor that you heard thats why, owners are getting kick backs from EA and Sony. 

Course it's really all Bush's fault ;)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 04, 2012, 09:47:47 PM
Something just said 82 games cancelled.    Not a hockey fan to know if that's whole season.

Ok, I saw a headline too. It is 82 games TOTAL with the 2 weeks they canceled. It's not the entire season for 1 team.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 05, 2012, 03:32:21 PM
Always like watching this Jagr video with the older footage:

★ Jaromir Jagr || Welcome to Dallas Stars ★ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPKXLU-Lvw#ws)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 07, 2012, 04:52:00 PM
This damn lockout is really getting me irritated...

How about a ncie Bieksa check :)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m67rnilUlq1ryjedgo1_r1_250.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 07, 2012, 08:20:05 PM
Are the video games not cutting it for you ship?     It sucks,  I remember missing out on games because of lockouts.   I didn't watch basketball for a couple of years after, and about the time I got back into it they where about to strike again.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 07, 2012, 08:29:34 PM
Apparently, I'm just sad and too old for video game NHL.  :th_thicon_lol:

My damn left thumb is killing me. Gotta take a week off  :facepalm: :facepalm:

 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on October 08, 2012, 12:37:15 PM
Evgeni Malkin extraordinary goal / Выдающийся гол Евгения Малкина (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBOiWtTwrYs#ws)

Its sad we are missing plays like this right now.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on October 08, 2012, 12:39:06 PM
http://cosbysweaters.com/2012/10/02/espn-to-broadcast-khl-games-during-nhl-lockout/ (http://cosbysweaters.com/2012/10/02/espn-to-broadcast-khl-games-during-nhl-lockout/)

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Good news, hockey fans! The KHL released a statement on it’s official website reporting that they have reached a deal with ESPN which will allow them to broadcast certain KHL games on ESPN3. If you’ve never heard of ESPN3, it’s an online streaming service that delivers live streams and replays of global sporting events to fans in various countries. This is an awesome move on the part of the KHL and ESPN, as it takes a some power away from the NHL owners. If you remember, ESPN used to be the home of NHL hockey, but Gary Bettman screwed that one up during the last NHL lockout. No surprise there.

I haven't caught any games yet, but I may have to try look up the schedule.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 08, 2012, 12:56:12 PM
From what I understand from the hockey forums, ESPN already had a deal with the KHL. They just sorta "re-announced" it recently. It was available before.

But, I honestly don't care to watch games on my computer...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 16, 2012, 10:46:42 AM
Bryz from the Flyers is playing in Russia because of the lock out... Anyway, he was apparently attacked by his goal post recently  :facepalm: :facepalm:

Ilya Bryzgalov suddenly falls down / Неожиданное падение Брызгалова (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trccg1TvU2o#ws)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 16, 2012, 04:48:09 PM
Are they any closer to getting a deal done? 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 16, 2012, 05:48:09 PM
Are they any closer to getting a deal done?

I read this afternoon that the NHL is making another offer - 50% split IF the season starts in the beginning of Nov - and the same 82 games are played. They will have to fit in the missed games in the already set schedule. The players association was supposed to meet about it this evening to decide.

The time it takes to become a free agent and a few other things are significant issues as well. But if they can agree on the salary, the other stuff will fall into place
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 18, 2012, 03:55:23 PM
 :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall: :bangheadonwall:

 
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  The NHL Players’ Association, trying to save the season, made counteroffers that the NHL dismissed during an unproductive, one-hour meeting in Toronto on Thursday.

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   He said the NHLPA presented three propsals, and called the meeting "a step backward." He said the proposals were all "variations of their first offer."

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/Will-NHLPA-response-lead-to-settlement.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/Will-NHLPA-response-lead-to-settlement.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 18, 2012, 03:57:21 PM
I have plans and even hotel reservations set to go see some games in the near future.... Yesterday, I had high hopes this would be worked out afterall.

Now...Guess there goes the season...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on October 19, 2012, 09:18:23 AM
I haven't read any Hockey news since the Baseball playoffs started.  Once that season is over, I am sure I will be pissed about the Hockey lockout.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 21, 2012, 07:47:18 PM
I just tried out 2 player mode for the first time on NHL13. I have an extra controller now.

My 5 1/2 year old and I played... He had Boston, I had the Flyers. I won 7 to 1, but damn... He took out 3 of my players with injuries. Lost Giroux, Pronger and 1 other guy  :th_thicon_lol:

Chara on the Bruins team is like a damn tank. he knocks everyone down he runs into
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on October 22, 2012, 12:25:59 PM
I just tried out 2 player mode for the first time on NHL13. I have an extra controller now.

My 5 1/2 year old and I played... He had Boston, I had the Flyers. I won 7 to 1, but damn... He took out 3 of my players with injuries. Lost Giroux, Pronger and 1 other guy  :th_thicon_lol:

Chara on the Bruins team is like a damn tank. he knocks everyone down he runs into

So its like the real season?  You lost prong's due to injuries, and you lost him again playing your son.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 22, 2012, 12:40:30 PM
Apparently so.

But now more NHL13 until weekends - and earlier in the day. I tried to play it up, since I was obviously gonna win. I pointed out every player he knocked down. Well, he slowly became more and more hyper. After the game, we had a heck of a time getting him to take a bath. And, he layed in his bed for an hour before he went to sleep - he was so hyper.

Never play that game with him after 7pm  :th_thicon_lol:

He was still talking about it on the way to school. Had to tell him he can only play on weekends. I get home so late on weeknights that I don't need him that worked out.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 24, 2012, 11:34:20 AM
BREAKING: Islanders moving to Brooklyn

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/24/breaking-islanders-moving-to-brooklyn/related/ (http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/24/breaking-islanders-moving-to-brooklyn/related/)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on October 24, 2012, 01:15:59 PM
So moving to a different part of the same city qualifies for "breaking news" since nothing else is happening in the NHL lately? ;)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 24, 2012, 01:32:44 PM
So moving to a different part of the same city qualifies for "breaking news" since nothing else is happening in the NHL lately? ;)

Apparently.

On the hockey forums, apparently its a big deal to people who watch that team locally, and live in that area.. But, yea, news is slow.

All we have is the NHL players playing in Russia and Europe to keep us entertained with news  :P
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on October 25, 2012, 07:51:08 AM
what hockey forums are you visiting?  I will not stalk you, i just want to read.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 25, 2012, 08:40:32 AM
what hockey forums are you visiting?  I will not stalk you, i just want to read.

Mainly these three - with most time spent on the very first one...

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/index.php (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/index.php)

http://fans.flyers.nhl.com/community/index.php? (http://fans.flyers.nhl.com/community/index.php?)

http://forum.canucks.com/index.php (http://forum.canucks.com/index.php)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 25, 2012, 04:05:37 PM
Funny Max Talbot video...

Video of Max Talbot shooting a puck! With a BOW and ARROW! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FAFM6VUPDU#ws)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on October 26, 2012, 07:59:08 AM
what hockey forums are you visiting?  I will not stalk you, i just want to read.

Mainly these three - with most time spent on the very first one...

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/index.php (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/index.php)

http://fans.flyers.nhl.com/community/index.php? (http://fans.flyers.nhl.com/community/index.php?)

http://forum.canucks.com/index.php (http://forum.canucks.com/index.php)

Thanks.  First stop, the "business of hockey" forums.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: riattta on October 26, 2012, 09:04:47 AM
Well Since the Nets are moving to Brooklyn I can understand why the Islanders would this its all about the money more luxury suite.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 27, 2012, 12:38:02 PM
CBSsports is saying all games threw next month cancelled.    Didn't read article but was at the top of page when I went on to check some other stuff
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 27, 2012, 07:20:25 PM
Yes, yesterday the NHL announced the cancellation of all Nov games.

I have a hotel room reserved for a couple of games in Dallas - Looks like I'll be cancelling them soon - if things aren't resolved by the end of Nov, they'll cancel the whole season, likely. That's what they did last time this happened...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 27, 2012, 09:41:03 PM
That sucks.   Did you already pay for your tickets to the hockey thing you go to in Philadelphia ?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 27, 2012, 10:03:07 PM
No, I am not out of pocket anything yet. Just straight up reservations, because I had a feeling this may happen... I have not paid for it, thankfully
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on October 27, 2012, 10:09:12 PM
Well makes it a little better. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 27, 2012, 11:05:04 PM
Yes indeed, but it still sucks.

I wore one of my jerseys today when I was with my son in Houston... Had a couple people stop me and ask about th elockout  :P
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 30, 2012, 01:49:17 PM
WInter Classic gets pulled on Friday. I have a feeling the entire season will be toast...  :bangheadonwall:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on October 31, 2012, 01:59:16 PM
WInter Classic gets pulled on Friday. I have a feeling the entire season will be toast...  :bangheadonwall:

That sucks.  That was the game I had to watch each year, and it was b/c of that game, that I got back into watching hockey again after the last lock out.  They are starting to air some of the AHL and Canadian league games on tv right now, so I am catching them when I can.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 31, 2012, 02:01:54 PM
Well, since I made that post... There is a rumor of another offer to be made by the NHL this week - and off the record, some players are claiming they want to take the deal. I heard about it last night. We'll see...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: alexrex20 on October 31, 2012, 03:18:23 PM
Sorry - but no NSFW posts in a non NSFW thread... Thanks  :thumbsup1:

http://texasgunforum.com/index.php?topic=1495.0 (http://texasgunforum.com/index.php?topic=1495.0)

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Any videos or photos posted with anything near NSFW should be noted as such in the title line. Lets keep this site safe for work. Please do not throw something that is not work safe into the middle of a regular thread as well.

Such material in a post will be deleted automatically. I know some regulars have taken issue with this once or twice, but someone at work shouldn't have to be "surprised" in the middle of reading a gun related thread and then get in trouble at work over it. So, just "one little picture" is NOT allowed in an unmarked NSFW thread. Sorry!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 02, 2012, 11:14:11 AM
Highlights of Jagr's recent hat trick (in the czech republic - on the team he owns there) can be seen here: http://www.sport.cz/hokej/extraliga/clanek/437268-video-jagrovo-galapredstaveni-videl-i-sef-dallasu-aby-si-ale-nemyslel-ze-takhle-hraju-porad-smala-se-68.html#topstory (http://www.sport.cz/hokej/extraliga/clanek/437268-video-jagrovo-galapredstaveni-videl-i-sef-dallasu-aby-si-ale-nemyslel-ze-takhle-hraju-porad-smala-se-68.html#topstory)

(site is not in english, but you can still watch the video)

He looks much quicker (like his old self) than he did after some injuries last year on the Flyers...

Wish this lockout would be over so he can come back and play on the Stars...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 02, 2012, 02:09:01 PM
 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

National Hockey League's Winter Classic game canceled

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There have been no labor negotiations since Oct. 18, when the players' union countered a league offer with three proposals. Those were all quickly rejected by the NHL. Since then, a league-imposed deadline to play a full season has passed, and the NHL cancelled all games through Nov. 30.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/Report_National_Hockey_Leagues_Winter_Classic_canceled.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/Report_National_Hockey_Leagues_Winter_Classic_canceled.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 02, 2012, 08:02:30 PM
Check out my new Jagr jersey (from the Czech team - Kladno Knights - that he owns and is playing for during the lockout) - it FINALLY arrived today!

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/kladno99.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/kladno98.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on November 02, 2012, 08:29:09 PM
Like the jersey.
Your post above says the Leauge shot down the offers from players.   Since I haven't read anything about it other than your post,  is what the players want crazy or the owners being A holes?    Or a little of both the problem.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 02, 2012, 09:45:05 PM
Well, the players do not want 7% of their salary held in escrow. The offers claimed a 50/50 split... The owners claimed the #'s were wrong, and that it was actually a 56 or 57 split - for the players. But, the owners spent on avg 3 minutes each... Looking at each proposal. They (the owners) walked out from the meeting in 10 min...

The players also don't want a 115-20% cut on AGREED upon/already signed contracts. Players gave in last time during the last lockout on this. Not really fair - owners were even signing outrageous contracts up to August... Huge dollar amounts..

Now, they wanna turn around and demand a % cut off ALL existing contracts. That's not fair...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on November 03, 2012, 08:09:55 AM
Ok three mins of looking at a deal seems like they don't want to work things out.   
I keep hearing commercials for aero games and it mentions that NHL players are on some of the teams right now. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 03, 2012, 08:14:56 AM
Yes, I forget if its 2 or 3 years... But players that were in the first 2 or 3 years of their contract (new players) could be sent down to the minors prior to the lockout - and that's what the owners did. Pretty much all the minor league teams have NHL players on them now.

Each pro team has its own minor league farm team... The Aeros are the farm team for the Minnesota Wild.

The Flyers have the Adirondacks Phantoms. I'm not really following them, however, as I only care for pro.

I am keeping a loose eye on Jagr's team in the Czech Republic - the Kladno Knights, just because he is my fav player. However, the sportscasters only speak Czech, and the camera angle is horrible - just the 1 camera in the middle, and it never seems to zoom in at all.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 04, 2012, 03:26:45 PM
Lengthy NHL meeting a start


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Representatives from the NHL and the NHL Players' Association met all night Saturday and didn't end their session until 1 a.m. They didn't come close to a settlement in the nasty labor dispute, but, hey, at least they are negotiating.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/177161851.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/177161851.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 06, 2012, 01:11:13 PM
Saw this as an avatar at the hockey forum today - I thought it was funny:

(http://picpaste.novarata.net/pics/ef8bb96a7cbaee833e4214a959d209c4.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: mantawolf on November 06, 2012, 02:35:44 PM
I miss hockey...   :frown:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 09, 2012, 09:37:03 PM
Interesting article about Jagr:

Owner-player Jaromir Jagr sees both sides of NHL lockout


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl--owner-player-jaromir-jagr-sees-both-sides-of-nhl-lockout.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl--owner-player-jaromir-jagr-sees-both-sides-of-nhl-lockout.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 12, 2012, 07:55:17 AM
Towards the end of last week, things looked promising (at least, from the outside, looking in). Not anymore...

I'm really back to thinking that we're done. In another week or so, they'll likely cancel the entire season, if this continues....

No progress made in new round of NHL labor talks

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20121111_ap_noprogressmadeinnewroundofnhllabortalks.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20121111_ap_noprogressmadeinnewroundofnhllabortalks.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 12, 2012, 12:16:20 PM
Since I'm off today - getting my hockey fix watching Jagr's team Kladno in Czech Republic right now. With the time difference, I can never stream it from work.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 18, 2012, 11:14:52 AM
Damn lockout - I've resorted to watching Jagr's Czech team online on a czech tv channel website - to get my hockey fix  :P
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 9mmTexan on November 18, 2012, 06:08:41 PM
I think that is all we are liable to get this year Ship :(
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 18, 2012, 06:44:16 PM
Well, first they stated they wanted another 2 week hiatus at the end of last week - before meeting for talks again. But everyone is sick of this.

Now, I read today that they will meet again tomorrow. Rumor has it that some of the owners are getting fed up with the guy in charge of the league. Maybe there will be some pressure soon, but I somehow doubt it...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 18, 2012, 06:45:11 PM
Damn lockout - I've resorted to watching Jagr's Czech team online on a czech tv channel website - to get my hockey fix  :P

They lost today  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 25, 2012, 12:07:47 PM
Watching the Czech team again... Where is the NHL  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 25, 2012, 05:23:49 PM
(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1073844/somad.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: challl80 on November 25, 2012, 09:07:37 PM
Ogie Oglethorpe ???
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 25, 2012, 10:01:44 PM
Hahaha...

Claude Giroux :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 04, 2012, 06:22:29 PM
Got em in today - I preordered them way back in Feb. They just got released on Friday :)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/girouxs.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 12, 2012, 10:38:18 AM
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/tumblr_m35k89Ujf51ru8qkao1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on December 12, 2012, 05:11:22 PM
Have they came to a deal yet or is the season canceled?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 12, 2012, 05:51:39 PM
Have they came to a deal yet or is the season canceled?

They ALMOST had a deal last Fri. It imploded and everyone went home. They met again today finally. However, all games thru 12-30 are cancelled as of this past Monday
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: michaele on December 12, 2012, 05:53:55 PM
Well at least they are still talking instead of just calling it off.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 12, 2012, 07:02:49 PM
Well, if they don't make a deal this month, I think its done
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 13, 2012, 06:28:47 AM
Players reject NHL proposal, prolonging lockout

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Same NHL offer. Same response by the players' union: no thanks.

The NHL Players' Association on Wednesday rejected a take-it-or-leave-it offer from the NHL, prolonging the labor dispute.

"They left it for us to make a decision to see basically if we want to accept the proposal that was presented to us last week," free-agent forward Brendan Morrison, one of 13 players to attend the meetings in Iselin, N.J., told the Record of Bergen County. "So it wasn't much of a decision."


http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20121213_Players_reject_NHL_proposal__prolonging_lockout.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20121213_Players_reject_NHL_proposal__prolonging_lockout.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on December 13, 2012, 07:58:27 AM
Kiss this season good-bye. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 13, 2012, 08:30:40 AM
probably. I keep having that opinion... Then, it looks good in the news, and I start to get my hopes up. Then boom.

Then, all over again...  That's happened like 10 times so far. I'm just gonna assume that now...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on December 13, 2012, 01:08:47 PM
I do like how NBC Sports brought over the college games are are using Doc Emrick and pierre (still can't stand him at all) over for the announcing.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 21, 2012, 08:29:50 PM
Well, earlier this week, they cancelled some more games. So now that I am back from my trip, I just called and cancelled the hotel reservations I had for Dallas. One night would have been New Years Eve, and I had a downtown hotel just 3 blocks from the stadium. Damn...  :bangheadonwall:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 21, 2012, 08:30:49 PM
Kiss this season good-bye. :thumbsdown:

sho nuff...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 23, 2012, 02:08:30 PM
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Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 27, 2012, 09:03:47 AM
Cool video:

NHL Crazy Trick Shots and Stick Skills HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urTbHV6LyKU#ws)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on January 06, 2013, 09:12:58 AM
Finally a ray of hope:
http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/01/06/nhl-lockout-ends-after-six-months-negotiations/ (http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/01/06/nhl-lockout-ends-after-six-months-negotiations/)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 06, 2013, 09:32:37 AM
Just woke up and saw that. Finally a deal. They had been working with a federal mediator again. If a deal wasn't done by Friday, the season was gonna be cancelled for good.

Players got a hell of a better deal than what was offered to them by the owners at the start of this mess.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 07, 2013, 08:17:26 AM
I am happy they finally got it done.  The only good thing about being back in Florida is that I am less than a hour a way from the Lightening and less than 4 hours away from the Panthers.  If the Devils or Blues come to Tampa, I am definitely catching those games. 

I may go see a Flyers games just for you Ship  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 07, 2013, 08:30:22 AM
Hahah. Cool.

When I retire, we hope to find a condo around the Tampa area. I'll probably be going to see all their games in 15 years...  :afraid4:

I love the Flyers, but I have no desire to retire in Philly. Too much crime and too much snow  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 10, 2013, 07:32:50 PM
Jaromir Jagr is 41 - he went back to the team he owns in the Czech Republic during the lockout. He played his last game there this past Tue because the lockout is over. Anyway - they made a tribute video for him this week. He's still go it for a guy that's 41 years old....  :th_thicon_idea: That's him at the end on Tuesday...

(I know - the non-hockey fans here don't care :P )

Jaromir Jagr in Czech ELH 2012/2013 - Jágrovy extraligové momenty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ieTp2KG6A#ws)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 13, 2013, 03:26:09 PM
Stars are giving free kids tickets with purchase of an adult ticket. That's like a $76 ticket free. Bought tickets for a game in Feb for my 5 year old, myself and the wife.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jarrod27 on January 13, 2013, 09:34:15 PM
Had season tickets from 95 to 2000.Then when they went to the AAC it got too be too much. That year they went from the cheapest ticket in the NHL to the most expensive.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 13, 2013, 09:41:34 PM
Don't think they are the most expensive anymore...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 14, 2013, 08:45:22 AM
Got tickets to the Devils game on March 29th.   :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 14, 2013, 11:17:22 AM
Cool. Looks like I will be going to Philadelphia later in the season.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 14, 2013, 04:13:15 PM
I have friends down here that are huge Flyers fans, so I am sure they will probably drag me to game.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 16, 2013, 04:32:57 PM
Man, I'm going to a Dallas Stars event tomorrow (free) - gonna snag another Jagr autograph.

It super, super sucks that there is a limit of 1 item per player. I've tried to get someone else to go with me but have had no luck. I have 3-4 things I wanted sign, but could have lived with getting 2 jerseys signed.

My wife won't let me bring my 5 year old because it will be late when we get back  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 17, 2013, 08:23:28 AM
Enjoy the game  :th_thicon_idea:

I am pissed that we moved before I had a chance to check out the Stars.  That was on my to do list.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 17, 2013, 07:40:09 PM
I am sitting in line right now, waiting on Jagr to come out for autographs (in Dallas)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 17, 2013, 08:37:41 PM
Mission accomplished.. :) on way home...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 18, 2013, 12:05:34 AM
Mission accomplished.. :) on way home...


(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/Jagr1-1.jpg)

Unfortunately, they only allowed 1 autograph per person  :facepalm: :facepalm: :sick2:

I have a Jagr Stars jersey too - but I had to get the Flyers one signed first :)

Here it is :)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/jersey1.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/jersey2.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 28, 2013, 01:08:42 PM
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/251954_447471121985797_403523046_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: challl80 on January 28, 2013, 01:20:26 PM
He's never gonna get homerun that way
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 28, 2013, 01:34:06 PM
He's never gonna get homerun that way

He's got the jump  :th_thicon_lol:

I am gonna meet him again in March. Besides getting a jersey signed, I went ahead and ordered a photo on ebay to get signed when I see him. When I saw this photo, I knew I had to get it  :th_thicon_lol:

Apparently, its another action jump of his:

(the way the other two team players are focusing AND the people in the crowd behind - this is a great photo  :thumbsup1: )

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/simmonds-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 28, 2013, 02:33:05 PM
Went to my first game on Friday.  Saw the Sens lose to the Lightning.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 28, 2013, 05:08:12 PM
Cool. The lightning creamed the flyers yesterday, unfortunately.

How did you like your first game?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on January 29, 2013, 07:57:49 AM
It was really cool to be back at a game again, and they completely revamped the downtown area around the arena.  The arena got a 2.5 million dollar face life since last time I saw a game there.

I will look forward to a full season next year, so I can see the Blues play.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 06, 2013, 12:46:39 PM
Flyers actually played like their normal selves last night and won too! FINALLY!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 27, 2013, 09:44:29 PM
Flyers beat the capitals, 4 to 1  :smiley054:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 02, 2013, 02:41:28 PM
Had an awesome time at the Flyers game today. Best tickets I have ever had to a hockey game. A couple rows behind the home team bench.

Glad that the Flyers won too...
Title: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jeb_66 on March 02, 2013, 07:38:50 PM
Not a hockey fan myself, but glad you had a good time.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 02, 2013, 07:51:09 PM
Not a hockey fan myself, but glad you had a good time.

Once ya see your first game in person, you get hooked...

But yea, I had a fantastic time. It was really cool to be so close. I could really see everyone.. Not just the back of their jerseys with their names and numbers...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 04, 2013, 10:32:48 PM
Just got back from the Flyers Carnival today - got to meet several of te players and get stuff signed. Second year to do this. Really cool....

I had Simmonds sign this pic - awesome pic. Knew I had to have it signed when I saw it online to order:

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/simmonds3_zps66fae9b5.jpg)



Also got his jersey signed (signed Hartnell t-shirt I already have next to it):
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/simmonds1_zps58e8d5af.jpg)



Got these pucks signed:
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/pucks1_zpsfa2f5166.jpg)



Got 4 more names on this:
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/canvas1_zpse6f7466f.jpg)



And got this signed:
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/hartnell1_zpsd086d9d8.jpg)


Slowly adding to what I already got signed:
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/group1_zps26620a01.jpg)


(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/giroux1_zps4ba9f8ca.jpg)


(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/jagr1_zpsca5670b0.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/giroux.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/pucks2_zps860093f8.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/girouxstick_zpsdaf1cb0e.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 9mmTexan on March 04, 2013, 10:44:10 PM
Great collection Ship.  The area I came from breathed hockey.  I love the game, but am too old/broken to play anymore.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on March 05, 2013, 01:07:46 PM
I moved here from MN and I really miss not being able to go to the local rink for a pick up game.

I got to go to an Aero's game during the lockout... but it just wasn't as fast. I might have to make a trip to Dallas here soon. :th_thicon_question:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 05, 2013, 01:22:53 PM
I moved here from MN and I really miss not being able to go to the local rink for a pick up game.

I got to go to an Aero's game during the lockout... but it just wasn't as fast. I might have to make a trip to Dallas here soon. :th_thicon_question:

Yes, the Stars games are pretty fun. I go to see a few games a season. Not a huge Stars fan, so I usually go for the other team. However, with Jagr on the Stars this year, I am following them a bit.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 31, 2013, 08:50:56 PM
Flyers tied the game with like 9 seconds left, and won in overtime... 5 to 4  :rocknroll2:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 02, 2013, 12:37:08 PM
It super, super sucks that the Stars just traded Jagr to Boston. Man, I hate the Bruins  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on May 03, 2013, 07:54:41 AM
Blues up 2-0 on kings  :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 03, 2013, 08:28:27 AM
Well, as the Flyers have missed the playoffs, I haven't followed it too much. I am watching a few Canucks games, but they start so late. I missed the one Wed, but will probably watch the one tonight
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 07, 2013, 09:50:41 PM
Goodbye to Crybaby Crosby and the Penguins again  :P

I am not really a Boston fan, but Jagr got traded to them right before the playoffs. So, I watched this series. It would be so cool to see him win another Stanley Cup before he retires.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 17, 2013, 12:36:53 PM
Anyone else watching the Stanley Cup?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on June 17, 2013, 02:09:38 PM
I was watching the finals... but I don't really like the Bruins and being from MN I HATE the blackhawks. So I don't really want either team to win. But the NBA finals are way worse and summer TV is kinda crappy. So I'll probably watch at least tonight's game.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on June 18, 2013, 08:25:07 AM
I've been enjoying the games so far.  I have no stake in either team.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 18, 2013, 08:29:59 AM
Well, Jagr had a great assist at least - and they won. He is now #5 of all time for career points in playoffs games.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on June 19, 2013, 08:36:00 AM
Well, Jagr had a great assist at least - and they won. He is now #5 of all time for career points in playoffs games.

I know he is older than dirt right now, but I keep hoping to see one more brilliant goal from him in the playoffs. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 19, 2013, 12:20:24 PM
Well, Jagr had a great assist at least - and they won. He is now #5 of all time for career points in playoffs games.

I know he is older than dirt right now, but I keep hoping to see one more brilliant goal from him in the playoffs.

He was the lead scorer in Dallas before they traded him, and he was the lead scorer in the entire league when he left Kladno (after the lockout was over). So, he is due. They play a different style in Boston that he is not quite used to. He does lead many of the recent games in shots on goal. So, he is due a goal soon.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 24, 2013, 07:42:20 PM
If Boston can't bring it tonight, this will be the last game of the season tonight...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 26, 2013, 10:18:56 PM
Well, no more hockey until Oct  :bangheadonwall:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on July 24, 2013, 02:16:30 PM
I want one  :thumbsup1:

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/628_10151716802244583_1511760792_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: unsub073 on July 25, 2013, 08:10:13 AM
Not the best move in the world for the Devils.  He was pretty much in useless in the playoffs for Boston. 0 goals and 10 assists in 22 games.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on July 25, 2013, 08:36:58 AM
Not the best move in the world for the Devils.  He was pretty much in useless in the playoffs for Boston. 0 goals and 10 assists in 22 games.

I will admit that he was not the best in the playoffs. But his style of play did not fit in with the Bruins. He was the leading point scorer in Dallas when they traded him, and he was leading in the Czech league too. He also played over 100 games, with his time in Kladno and the playoffs.

I watched most of his Dallas games and the playoffs (with Boston). I also watched most of his Kladno games during the lockout... . He did a lot of awesome setups in Boston - he just hit the post too many times when playing for the Bruins.

He is admittedly a slow skater, now at his age. But I think he still has something left to give. Admittedly, if you only watched his playoff time with Boston and not his performance all season (and with Kladno), you wouldn't think that highly of him.

He is no where near the player he was when he was younger. But he can still put up some points in my opinion.

I saw him play in Dallas in person - he's still got the moves...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on July 25, 2013, 09:11:43 AM
I saw him play in Dallas in person - he's still got the moves...


Totally. I was so jealous of his tango.  :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on August 16, 2013, 11:10:52 AM
2nd favorite player just injured himself playing golf and had to have surgery. He must have done the Happy Gilmore to the club  :facepalm:


Giroux has finger surgery after freak golf injury

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20130816_Giroux_has_finger_surgery_after_freak_golf_injury.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20130816_Giroux_has_finger_surgery_after_freak_golf_injury.html)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on August 25, 2013, 07:14:17 PM
Damn - no other hokey fans on this forum, huh?  :facepalm:

Just a very few of us it seems, and I guess I'm the only guy who follows it very seriously...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: dred on August 26, 2013, 12:46:27 AM
I like hockey plenty. Mostly playing though. Skated intramural at RPI many moons ago - back when we had the D1 National Champ team.

Just not the fan type. I root for Houston when I know we're play'n - but that goes for all sports.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on September 06, 2013, 01:01:43 PM
Going see a Texas A&M hockey game tonight...  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on September 06, 2013, 09:34:56 PM
Well, that was a disaster. 6 year old misbehaved so much that we left 1/2 way thru the second period...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Ironhorseromo on September 07, 2013, 09:30:39 AM
That sucks. What was the score?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on September 07, 2013, 11:35:23 AM
That sucks. What was the score?

5 to 1 with A&M winning.

I do not know the final score...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on September 24, 2013, 09:54:35 AM
Flyers preseason game on tv tonight  :smiley054: :smiley054:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 02, 2013, 07:09:27 PM
First game of the season for the Flyers is on right now. Watching it  :flyers: :phillsign:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 03, 2013, 06:23:59 AM
Damn Flyers lost  :facepalm:

(http://cdn1.sbnation.com/assets/3328453/simmonds_medium.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 07, 2013, 09:44:52 AM
They fired the head coach today for the flyers  :thumbsup1:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on October 07, 2013, 10:43:04 AM
They fired the head coach today for the flyers  :thumbsup1:

/me is praying for the Texans to do the same.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: challl80 on October 07, 2013, 10:48:33 AM
...what about Schaub?  seriously...over that guy
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on October 07, 2013, 10:49:55 AM
...what about Schaub?  seriously...over that guy

Agreed, but that is another reason Kubiak must go..he won't do anything about Schaub.
But let's take further comment to the right thread (Official NFL).
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 07, 2013, 10:52:12 AM
Problem with the FLyers is now the assistant coach is the head coach. They missed out on all the great candidates that were available during the summer. Now, 3 games in, they pull the plug...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 10, 2013, 03:18:06 PM
Just saw this on the news:

An NHL Player Still in His Teens Scored What’s Some Are Saying Could Be the ‘Goal of the Year’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-a-XPZqYIw&noredirect=1#t=34

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/10/an-nhl-player-still-in-his-teens-scored-whats-some-are-saying-could-be-the-goal-of-the-year/
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 27, 2013, 07:03:48 PM
Since I was away last night, just got around to watching the DVR copy of the Flyers game last night.

They finally played like a real team. The beat the Islanders 5 to 2!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 31, 2013, 01:13:39 PM
Damn, the Flyers traded Max Talbot today. He hasn't played to well lately, but I liked ol' Talbot. I even have a signed puck from him... I met him 2 years ago in Philly. And, I have a signed, game used stick of his. Gonna miss him.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 01, 2013, 09:33:27 PM
Tonight was a crazy, crazy game. It will probably be shown on the news tomorrow.

Flyers do suck this season. But four players had fights at the same time tonight.. Including the Flyers goalie who came down to the other end of the ice to fight the Capitals goalie. That goalie didn't even want to fight, but it was on. Hadn't seen that before..

It actually was very inappropriate, and I am a flyers fan. But man, it was wild to watch.

After the fight, one player went to pick up the gear of all the flyers players who had been kicked out the game. He had an armful of stuff, including the goalie mask  :th_thicon_lol:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on November 01, 2013, 09:45:07 PM
Awesome Ship, now that's hockey!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 01, 2013, 10:27:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AYtMQ4V-s4#t=190
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 06, 2013, 01:39:16 PM
I love this GIF:

(http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/212148-1/Hockey-Nightcrawler-teleportation.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on November 06, 2013, 04:06:30 PM
So... Going to New Jersey this weekend. Girlfriend said she got devils tickets. Turns out she got tickets to the Flyers vs. the Devils in Philly. Just thought I'd let Ship know so he could be jealous.  :rocknroll2:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 06, 2013, 04:14:52 PM
So... Going to New Jersey this weekend. Girlfriend said she got devils tickets. Turns out she got tickets to the Flyers vs. the Devils in Philly. Just thought I'd let Ship know so he could be jealous.  :rocknroll2:

Damn right. I am jealous... You get to see the Flyers AND see Jagr play on the Devils. Wow. Very cool!

The Devils will beat the Flyers at that game, unfortunately... The Devils initial;y got off to a rough patch, but the Flyers are the last team in the league right now, and are beyond awful. They fired the coach. But damn, the GM needs to go. AT this point, I actually hope they lose 1 or 2 more, and then they get rid of the GM. The players are just abysmal when it comes to working together this season...

As for the Devils, Jagr (my fav player of all time) leads the Devils in points. He's kicking butt at 41 years old. I've been fortunate enough to meet him 2x and get stuff signed.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 21, 2013, 03:35:54 PM
(http://www.everyjoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tomas-hertl-between-the-legs.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on November 22, 2013, 02:11:15 PM
Wow.... I've seen guys fail to pull that off at slow speeds. I can't imagine trying to track it at game speed. Dayum.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 14, 2013, 11:25:52 AM
FLyers game from this past week:

(http://i.minus.com/i86L935fvJZmU.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 14, 2013, 11:27:07 AM
Awesome play at the end - watch for it:

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/583229/mike-richards-amazing-goal-o.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jarrod27 on December 14, 2013, 01:13:33 PM
looks like it was a good game.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 30, 2013, 12:43:06 PM
(http://goldandorsmith.com/GIFs/BryzStickTossFlyers.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 04, 2014, 09:45:48 PM
Woohoo. Flyers come back from behind and beat Phoenix!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 19, 2014, 05:23:43 PM
Goal jubilee

(http://i.minus.com/iseAtx6DlxIb2.gif)

(http://i.minus.com/ifGyqIfg4uOyR.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 21, 2014, 08:56:26 PM
Ok, finally I got my Jagr Devils Jersey (from the UPS truck) today... In from Coolhockey.com. They did another great job. This is like my 4th or 5th order from them. Very pleased...

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Jagr-1_zpsd51b9835.jpg~original)


Goes with some of my other Jagrs...


Dallas Stars:
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Jagr-2_zps537a2f7f.jpg~original)


Kladno Knights (the team he owns in the Czech Republic)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Jagr-4_zps92b6f060.jpg~original)


And, of course my signed Flyers one :)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/jagr1_zpsca5670b0.jpg~original)


And, I also have an NHL store Flyers Black Ice Jagr, as well as an orange closeout Flyers Jagr jersey from them as well. I normally don't buy from the NHL store - but I got it for like $99...

I also have many other jerseys. Lets see... Canucks Bieksa and Luongo, Flyers Black Ice Giroux, Flyers (home color) Simmonds (autographed), Flyers Giroux (autographed) and a Flyers Simmonds (away color)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 23, 2014, 07:45:26 PM
(http://i.minus.com/ibzTtSQvKo0gVU.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 27, 2014, 10:10:52 PM
Someone made this on the hockey forum because the Flyers are playing so badly this season. Thought itw as funny, as these are two defensemen :)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/photo_zpsc99476b1.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 01, 2014, 07:20:50 PM
I thought this was funny when it happened on Thur:

(http://i.minus.com/ibn1rE8WpBZMJh.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 02, 2014, 10:30:48 AM
My boy Rinaldo (#36) butting a nasty hit on a Kings player last night

(http://i.minus.com/ibwQVyhpu8I4TW.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: texanbrit on February 02, 2014, 10:40:03 AM

I thought this was funny when it happened on Thur:

(http://i.minus.com/ibn1rE8WpBZMJh.gif)
High stick?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 02, 2014, 11:49:28 AM
Frustrated high stick :p
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Kennydale on February 02, 2014, 03:08:00 PM
Hockey ! I am waiting for that true winter sport of high tension, and athleticism...  The winter Olympics start soon and that means



CURLING !
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 02, 2014, 07:55:58 PM



CURLING !

:p

I know you are on the edge of your seat - waiting...

I am gonna try the impossible feat of trying to figure out the olympic tv schedule I can watch the hockey games :p
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 02, 2014, 03:12:33 PM
I loved this scene in this game:

(http://i.minus.com/i3V2rrxJ6VRlZ.gif)

(http://i.minus.com/ioRTlsjADSxYP.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 12, 2014, 07:49:15 PM
I like ol' Rinaldo here :)

(http://i.minus.com/ib1GCy1hSEwc8H.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 17, 2014, 01:39:38 PM
Funny Selfie photo taken at a Devils game. Jagr surprised him in the background :)

(http://imgur.com/jxIKCXD.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 29, 2014, 04:06:51 PM
Flyers won yesterday :) :) :)

(http://i.minus.com/iOxCaCikRBu4g.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 31, 2014, 08:59:58 AM
There was a Zac attack yesterday against Boston...

Human bowling here:
(http://i.minus.com/i4rTdgCVV1P2g.gif)

(http://i.minus.com/iEe7X5aT4NJlT.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 08, 2014, 06:32:54 PM
Flyers have four games left... If they win one more, they are in the playoffs :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on April 11, 2014, 10:48:05 AM
Saw this, had to share.

Dayum.

(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/gifs_051.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 11, 2014, 11:11:44 AM
That's pretty cool
Title: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Ironhorseromo on April 13, 2014, 07:00:36 PM
Sweet move!! Had to watch it a few times lol
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 20, 2014, 03:55:04 PM
Flyers won today in game 2 of their playoffs... So, Rangers have 1 game, and the Flyers have one game. We'll see how th next one goes on Tuesday...

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/phi.gif~original)(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/phi.gif~original)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on April 21, 2014, 10:29:34 AM
Stupid Avalanche. Every time the Wild play them we get our asses handed to us. :scream3:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jarrod27 on April 27, 2014, 11:10:57 PM
And the stars could not hold a 2-4 lead for one last period. At least they got this far.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on April 27, 2014, 11:36:46 PM
Bummer for the Stars, I thought they might make a go of it.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 28, 2014, 06:07:25 AM
I was gonna look it up and see how they did. Oh well...

The Flyers are about to get put out as well. They have to win the next two to get to the next round.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on April 28, 2014, 09:38:11 AM
Wild are in the same boat.... :th_thicon_cry:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jarrod27 on April 28, 2014, 11:27:08 AM
Ya they got scored on twice in the last 2:15.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 30, 2014, 09:02:05 PM
Well, that's it. Flyers out in game 7. No more hockey to watch until October....
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Stray_cat on April 30, 2014, 09:32:53 PM
The Pens are still in.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 01, 2014, 06:22:04 AM
The Pens are still in.

Unfortunately.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on May 01, 2014, 09:08:16 AM
The Wild v. Avalanche game last night was REDONKULOUS!!! :rocknroll2:

Wild advance from OT of game 7. (Sorry about the Flyers, that was a good game as well.)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 19, 2014, 09:05:17 PM
Check this out... I got the nameplate for Grossmann from the Flyers Practice Facility - it was on his personal locker for this season. Itw as auctioned for charity directly from the team itself. It is signed by him as well :)

I already have a game used/signed hockey stick from him too (got it about a year ago)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/grossmann1_zps0e0a3cda.jpg~original)
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Post by: Jeb_66 on May 19, 2014, 09:21:10 PM
Very cool man.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 19, 2014, 09:51:24 PM
Very cool man.

Thanks. I never buy signed stuff unless it is from the team directly. Too many fake signatures out there...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Ironhorseromo on May 19, 2014, 10:38:09 PM
A man with that much kool hockey gear doesn't need a SCAR ;)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 20, 2014, 06:08:09 AM
A man with that much kool hockey gear doesn't need a SCAR ;)

No, he actually NEEDS 2 SCARs :p
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on June 14, 2014, 08:24:54 AM
That sucks. The Kings won the Cup again....
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on August 31, 2014, 11:13:37 PM
Anyone else notice that this year there is a Phili Flyers Giroux Hallmark ornament out at the Hallmark stores? I picked one up today at the mall :P

I discovered it a few days ago on Amazon.com

(http://picpaste.novarata.net/pics/8e9eb26ab64dade4cfe1100fab1f16e9.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 08, 2014, 09:18:12 PM
Flyers opener tonight  :smiley054: :smiley054:



And.................
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They lost  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: sapper740 on October 18, 2014, 08:45:06 AM
I was born and raised in Vancouver and had season's tickets in the '70's.  Once, during a home game against Philly, back when they were the Broad Street Bullies Don Saleski cross-checked one of our skills players, Don Lever and then proceeded to pummel the much smaller player.  The glass along the sides was much lower then and a fan reached over and grabbed Saleki's 'fro to pull him off Don Lever.  The Flyer's bench emptied and Dave Schultz, Bob Kelly and a couple of other Flyers climbed over the glass with Saleski and started a brawl with the Vancouver fans.  My seats were three sections over and I'm hollering "Wait for me" as I'm running to join in the fray....MAN! I wanted a piece of Schultz!  Unfortunately, the Police and security got their before I could force my way through the crowd.  I so wanted a piece of a Flyer, any Flyer!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 18, 2014, 08:53:25 AM
Wow - amazing story.

In the 1980s, I remember seeing brawl on tv a lot - where fans started to fight after the teams did. Crazy times.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: sapper740 on October 18, 2014, 04:06:05 PM
THAT'S when it was real hockey....good ol' fashioned down-home farm boy hockey.  Back then players came from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec or Buffalo Gap, South Dakota and if you weren't missing teeth or had a bent nose then you weren't playin' hard enough son!  The only Europeans in the NHL were Boring Salami (Borje Salming) and Ima Hamstrung (Inge Hammarstrom) who both played for Tranna (Toronto). 

I got a thousand stories to tell about the NHL.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 18, 2014, 08:02:39 PM
Jeb and I am at the Stars vs Flyers game right now.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 19, 2014, 02:07:23 AM
Just got back from the Flyers/Stars game in Ebola city. Flyers won in overtime - FINALLY!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on October 19, 2014, 09:15:20 AM
Cool man, and awesome to get OT, though it may not feel so great in the morning.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 19, 2014, 09:38:08 AM
Well, the game was a bit maddening - the Flyers have lost the first 4 games of the season - and it seemed like they were determined to lose again. But, they pulled it out in the end.

Fair amount of Flyers fans in the stadium, compared to other teams that come to Dallas and the amount of fans that come for those teams at other games.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jeb_66 on October 19, 2014, 02:31:51 PM
It was for sure exciting. It was nothing like I thought it would be. Very cool.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: sapper740 on October 20, 2014, 07:11:07 AM
Well, the game was a bit maddening - the Flyers have lost the first 4 games of the season - and it seemed like they were determined to lose again. But, they pulled it out in the end.

Fair amount of Flyers fans in the stadium, compared to other teams that come to Dallas and the amount of fans that come for those teams at other games.

Unlike when the Canucks are in town.  Sometimes I've been the lone Canuck fan in the arena. 

I had three millenials giving me a bad time at the last Stars-Canucks game I attended.  No big deal, I easily ignore the verbal jibes but when they didn't get their desired response they started to throw popcorn and peanut shells on me.

No big deal.  I slowly stood up, turned around and faced them and said,

"I'll make you a deal.  You stop throwing stuff on me and I won't bitch-slap your punk asses around the arena. Deal?"

They left me alone after that.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 20, 2014, 10:05:06 AM
I was at the last Stars /Canucks game. They are.my second fav team. I was one of the few wearing a Canucks jersey. But I had no issues there.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: sapper740 on October 20, 2014, 05:30:12 PM
So Shipwreck, what decade did you first become a Flyer's fan?  Just askin' so I know which era we can discuss.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 20, 2014, 07:38:50 PM
So Shipwreck, what decade did you first become a Flyer's fan?  Just askin' so I know which era we can discuss.

I watched them on and off over the years - just whenever I caught a game here or there on free tv. It was about 5 or 6 years ago I got hooked on hockey fulltime after I finally broke down and went to a Stars game in person. Been watching all the games ever since (like following a team by watching every game).

My fav Flyers year was when Jagr was on the team a few years back.

I'm not following the Canucks this year - they canned another coach, and blew up the team by getting rid of both goalies and several players. So, I'm not really following them this year after watching them non stop since the year they were in the Stanley Cup with Boston.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 29, 2014, 11:55:30 AM
Kings were upset that the Flyers beat them in overtime last night :)

(http://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/fan_shot_images/356202/quick-angry.0.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 29, 2014, 11:59:50 AM
Initially called a "no goal," but officials changed their mind. Anyway, a KIngs player was saying it didn't count, and the Flyer wasn't having any of that :)

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Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 29, 2014, 04:08:25 PM
OUCH:

(http://i.imgur.com/BXmAc2F.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: sapper740 on October 29, 2014, 05:20:43 PM
OUCH:

(http://i.imgur.com/BXmAc2F.gif)

I remember when no player wore a helmet and Goalies had just started wearing face masks.  I got to see Jacques Plante, the first golatender to wear a face mask during a regular season game, play goaltender against the Vancouver Canucks during his time as a Toronto Maple Leaf. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 22, 2014, 11:06:12 PM
Check out Zac Rinaldo's wrestling moves in thur's game :)

(http://picpaste.novarata.net/pics/ab109dcfb9885b7b92859075cddcee6c.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jeb_66 on December 01, 2014, 01:52:00 PM
Awesome. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 24, 2015, 08:40:15 PM
All Star skills competition was really fun to watch this evening  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 25, 2015, 09:14:50 PM
Anyone else watch the All Star game today?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jeb_66 on January 25, 2015, 09:25:33 PM
Nope. Was it good?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 25, 2015, 09:31:28 PM
Nope. Was it good?

It's all fun. But, there was the skills competition yesterday. And, Fri evening they televised the teams being picked by the 2 captains. It's a fun time. There hasn't been an All Star game since 2012. There was a Lock Out the following year, and the Olympics last year.

I enjoyed seeing it again.

Fall Out Boy played a couple songs during one of the breaks. Might go buy their latest CD on Itunes...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 05, 2015, 10:23:40 PM
Fallout Boy at the all star game. They were pretty good. I bought their latest CD because of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtAy75c4cqY
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jeb_66 on February 06, 2015, 07:22:27 AM
It's a good jam.   :rocknroll2:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 06, 2015, 10:11:55 AM
Sho nuff...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 06, 2015, 08:04:37 PM
The first song in that video is from their newest album. The 2nd song in the video is from their CD before that. I have eventually gotten both on itunes now. They are really good too...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 22, 2015, 01:27:30 PM
Flyers and the Capitals are on NBC right now... Tied for now...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 04, 2015, 08:47:43 AM
Crazy game on last night - my favorite player, Jaromir Jagr, was traded to Florida last week.

I switched back and forth from the Flyers game to the Florida game last night - then it got so interesting that I finished watching that Florida game. Never seen a goalie situation like what happened last night... It was crazy to watch it unfold in real time.

The main goalie got for Florida hurt, and then the backup goalie got hurt too. The game stopped. Even the opposing team was getting involved in comments to the officials - because of the possible substitution by the goal tending coach as the goalie. They said he hadn't played since 2001. He apparently suited up once before as a back up a few years ago, but never took the ice.

A regular player offered to go suit up as goalie, and he went back and did so. But they had to have the goal tending coach hurry up and sign a 1 day contract in order to get the NHL approval for him to play. All of this happened in a few minutes time while the game was stopped.

However, the backup goalie came and played for a little while, but was hurting and ended up letting in a goal. Then, the main goalie came out on the bench in street clothes and argued with the coach that he could play. He went back and got dressed again. And, he finished the game. And, the goalie coach became the backup if needed, and he was dressed for the position.

What sucks is that after all that, FL lost because they got one goal in the injured backup after he returned initially (he could barely play)
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Post by: Ironhorseromo on March 04, 2015, 09:10:45 AM
Lol. Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 04, 2015, 09:13:20 AM
Lol. Sounds interesting.

Yea, it was pretty wild. Never seen anything like that before :p

I finished watching that game for the most part, since the Flyers are sucking wind bigtime this season
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Jeb_66 on March 04, 2015, 11:06:54 AM
Crazy
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on March 13, 2015, 09:54:02 AM
Flyers and the coaching staff are horrible this season.

Saw this on the hockey forum - thought it was funny...


(http://i.imgur.com/ttzqHfT.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 06, 2015, 08:20:04 AM
Anyone watching the NHL playoffs?

Since my team isn't in it, I haven't kept up with it, personally.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Dreconem on May 06, 2015, 10:41:34 AM
Anyone watching the NHL playoffs?

Since my team isn't in it, I haven't kept up with it, personally.

Watched my poor Wild get their rears handed to them the last 3 games. Chicago is beastly.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on May 06, 2015, 10:49:09 AM
If Houston ever gets an NHL team I will actually start following again.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 06, 2015, 10:49:30 AM
Anyone watching the NHL playoffs?

Since my team isn't in it, I haven't kept up with it, personally.

Watched my poor Wild get their rears handed to them the last 3 games. Chicago is beastly.

Yea, that's what I read
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 06, 2015, 10:51:09 AM
If Houston ever gets an NHL team I will actually start following again.

Never gonna happen, I think. The AZ team and the two FL teams don't do too well on attendance. Neither does Dallas. There are several other locations up for the next expansion team. Hell, even Las Vegas has some rich guy building a stadium and trying to rope a team in eventually. Seattle is also pushing hard, as is one or two other Canadian cities. I would bet money that you'll never see a Houston NHL team - UNFORTUNATELY. I agree, that would be great for us
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on May 06, 2015, 11:04:09 AM
Actually Dallas does pretty well with attendance, coming in 19/30 ahead of Colorado, Anaheim and NY Islanders.
Houston would be a bigger market with more international residents and visitors that would be interested in Hockey.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 06, 2015, 11:25:57 AM
Actually Dallas does pretty well with attendance, coming in 19/30 ahead of Colorado, Anaheim and NY Islanders.
Houston would be a bigger market with more international residents and visitors that would be interested in Hockey.

Well, I haven't look at the numbers per se, but I have seen a lot of Dallas games where the damn stadium is like empty. Announcers have even commented on it - and I think it was a season or two back when they were begging people to come to the game during the telecasts.

I get the Hockey New magazine (subscription), and the topic of future team locations get mentioned many times. From what all I have read over the past several years (numerous stories on the issue) - a team in Houston is just not gonna happen.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on May 06, 2015, 11:46:23 AM
Houston was found to be the best market for NHL expansion based on financial factors of supporting a team:
http://www.hockeyvips.com/2015/04/the-best-city-for-nhl-expansion-is/

Les Alexander (Rockets owner) has been trying to get a team and would have them play in the Toyota Center so stadium and ownership plans are in place.
I think it will happen some time in the next 10 years. Las Vegas will probably get one as well to even it up at 32 teams.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 06, 2015, 12:38:39 PM
Well, the articles I have read put Quebec and Seattle the most likely spots. Houston IS on the list of possible places (when I read about this issue), but always at the bottom of that list - despite the link you posted.

And, there are a lot of stories about Las Vegas having a large uphill battle... To compare - the Arizona team is struggling, and for a while until recently, it looked like Avalanche might relocate to another city like the Atlanta Thrashers did (they are now in Canada as the Winnipeg Jets). More thoughts about a Las Vegas team, by people in the know, is that most people are in Vegas for gambling and are a transient group from out of town. There are a lot of doubts about Las Vegas being able to host a NHL franchise successfully.

Dallas also had some financial issues over the last few years - and their spending on players has been at the bottom end of the scale compared to other teams. Also, here is a bit more info on the Stars:

Quote
Prior to the start of the 2014-15 season, the Stars signed a new long-term television deal with Fox Sports Southwest that will pay the team about 30% more annually than the previous deal. The team needs the money. The Stars have one of the lowest average ticket prices in the league and posted the third-lowest average attendance (14,658) during the 2013-14 season.

I still say you won't see one in Houston. Granted, it was just an AHL team - but the Aeroes left Houston. There really isn't a lot of hockey fans compared to the population up north. You can probably find an article on any possible view. But after reading dozens of articles about the expansion issue - I still stand by the thought that it will be a LONG time, if ever, before Houston gets a franchise.

So, I disagree with you on that. I've paid attention to this issue because I WISH a team would come to Houston.

Also - in the next few years - you will likely only see TWO new teams added. There are many who oppose more expansion, but the way the teams are carved up in the NHL - 2 more teams would balance out the divisions. Seattle and Quebec will likely get one of those two teams for sure.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on May 06, 2015, 12:58:30 PM
I hear ya, and understand your point of view. I still think a lot more hockey fans will turn up in Houston than most people expect.
I believe the Aeros didn't have the draw simply because they were minor league, and they left because they couldn't work out a new lease for the Toyota Center which is at least in part due to Les Alexander pursuing an NHL team.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 10, 2015, 08:14:22 PM
This is so sad. Flyers are losing 5 to 1. Damn Panthers got 4 goals in the first 7 minutes of the game. So sad a game to have made the trip here..
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 11, 2015, 08:24:14 PM
This is so sad. Flyers are losing 5 to 1. Damn Panthers got 4 goals in the first 7 minutes of the game. So sad a game to have made the trip here..

Ended up being 7 to 1. The Flyers got plastered.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: ArmedTexan on October 11, 2015, 11:01:07 PM
What is all this talk about ice foosball? The only thing that I know that ICE goes before is ICE tea and ICE cold beer! Haha 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 13, 2015, 01:54:08 PM
My son and I picked up 6 autographs from 5 different players on the Flyers - turns out they were 2 hotels down from us in FL.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 14, 2015, 09:55:09 PM
Flyers have tore it up the last two games. Two shut outs in a row for their new backup goalie. He is pretty damn good
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on October 16, 2015, 02:11:43 PM
I got some more puck stands in for the 6 pucks I got signed last Sat. Check out my collection now. All are signed except 1 on the bottom shelf - that's one I caught at a 2014 Flyers game (it's rare to catch a puck at a game)

(http://picpaste.novarata.net/pics/3c5ee409a6bcd025956663c9d3ecb28d.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 02, 2015, 09:27:46 PM
Damn, the Flyers suck this year  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 02, 2015, 09:28:34 PM
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/photo_zpsc99476b1.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 22, 2015, 09:13:11 AM
Damn, the Flyers SUCK, SUCK, SUCK this year. They are almost at the bottom of the league in placement, and ARE at the bottom for goals per game. They lost again last night  :facepalm:

This was one of their players on the bench last night:

(He's been doing that for several games now...)


(http://i.imgur.com/KvTRUlP.gif)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 01, 2016, 01:27:35 PM
Winter Classic is on tv right now... Cool outdoor game.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 15Romeo on January 04, 2016, 07:29:56 AM
GO BLUES and COYOTES
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 30, 2016, 06:21:59 PM
NHL All Stars skills competition is on tv right now, and the game is on tomorrow
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 15Romeo on January 31, 2016, 06:09:40 AM
I would love go to an outdoor game
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on January 31, 2016, 08:30:41 AM
I would love go to an outdoor game

I wouldn't wanna be at those outdoor games where it is super, super cold. With security and what not, you have to get there pretty early. And, you are sitting high in the stands - with the win. You're pretty much out there the entire day. If the weather is as bad as I have seen it in some of those games - no thanks...

It was either last year or the year before... It was so cold that the pea in the whistles for the refs kept freezing inside the whistle, and it wouldn't work. They had the news announcer (that is at ice level) keep them in his pocket, and they would switch them out as needed.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 15Romeo on January 31, 2016, 10:08:42 AM
I'd go once just to say I was there. As much as I hate the cold I'd deal with it
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 01, 2016, 11:23:54 AM
Man, yesterday's All Star Game was pure awesome. Best all star game I have ever seen. They actually PLAYED.

Usually, they are goofing around - and the goalies don't really try to make a save. The comments are that they don't want to hurt themselves, because the game doesn't really mean anything.

But, this year - the 3 on 3 made it entertaining. And, the winning team got $1 million. ($100k per player). Maybe that helped - although some claimed they would donate it.

But, they actually tried, and the game looked like a real game except for no hitting... Although, there was one or two incidents. Even a penalty, and a goal that was reversed under review.

That game was worth watching (it was actually 3 different mini games, for all 4 teams to play, and then the winner of each game played each other).
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 15Romeo on February 08, 2016, 08:11:48 AM
Woohoo looks like the Blues and Blackhawks may have a winter classic match up in 2017 at Busch stadium.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 08, 2016, 08:30:43 AM
I'd like to see someone besides the Blackhawks. They had one of the other outdoor games about a year ago.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 15Romeo on February 08, 2016, 08:58:46 AM
The Blackhawks have had it more than any other team, but since they are a divisional rival of the Blues it only makes sense
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 08, 2016, 09:05:36 AM
The Blackhawks have had it more than any other team, but since they are a divisional rival of the Blues it only makes sense

Well, they even had an outdoor game in LA last year, if I remember right. I'd go to one in Dallas, if they ever have one.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 08, 2016, 12:50:48 PM
Apparently - more outdoor game news:

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The Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are set to play an outdoor game at Heinz Field next season, a source familiar with the NHL's plans said Friday.

Some details need to be ironed out, but the game is expected to be part of the league's Stadium Series later in the winter, rather than the Winter Classic on or around Jan. 1, because of potential schedule conflicts with the Steelers.

The Penguins will return the favor and play an outdoor game in Philadelphia in “a couple of years.”

http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/9927427-74/penguins-game-winter?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 15Romeo on February 09, 2016, 07:40:14 AM
I believe it gives the game a nostalgic feeling
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 09, 2016, 08:18:27 AM
Well, the Flyers were in the WInter Classic 2 years in a row - a few years ago. So, for me, that was fun to watch.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on February 29, 2016, 01:48:16 PM
Been watching the trade deadline news all day... What a let down so far....
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Post by: Shipwreck on April 09, 2016, 08:22:06 PM
Woohoo. Flyers squeaked into the last playoff position today!

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/flyers14bs7.gif~original)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 15Romeo on April 24, 2016, 07:54:47 AM
Blues and Blackhawks game 7 decider
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 24, 2016, 08:58:52 AM
Kewl.

The Blackhawks have had their cups. I don't want them winning again.

Flyers play again today - they HAVE to win.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 24, 2016, 03:02:45 PM
Flyers are done...

I called Direct TV and lowered my channel tier, now that I don't need NBC Sports channel
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Post by: 15Romeo on May 28, 2016, 12:20:52 PM
Well now that the Blues are out of playoffs, i think I'll cheer on the penguins and hope they get into the finals
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on May 28, 2016, 05:18:34 PM
It is the Penguins and the Sharks next week. I can't stand the Penguins or Crosby. I hope the Sharks get it.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 15Romeo on May 28, 2016, 06:48:30 PM
The sharks are tough, they had the Blues pretty much on defense the last 2 games.
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Post by: Shipwreck on August 24, 2016, 08:18:20 PM
Coyotes hire first full-time female coach in NHL history

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Arizona announced the hiring of Dawn Braid, a skating coach who has worked with the Leafs, Sabres and other teams.

https://twitter.com/i/moments/768578814020640769
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Take Down SIcko on October 01, 2016, 10:53:10 AM
I went to every hockey game they had at the Summit when the original Areos team was here way back in the days. Gordy Howell and his two sons played together in the World Hockey Association. I dont follow hockey much anymore. Only sport i like now is boxing.  :th_oogle:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: TXAZ on October 01, 2016, 01:10:31 PM
I went to every hockey game they had at the Summit when the original Areos team was here way back in the days. Gordy Howell and his two sons played together in the World Hockey Association. I dont follow hockey much anymore. Only sport i like now is boxing.  :th_oogle:

Gordy Howe maybe?
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Post by: Shipwreck on October 14, 2016, 05:11:47 PM
first game of the season for the Flyers is tonight. Woohoo!  :th_thicon_idea:

unfortunately, the game is in LA. so, it won't be on until 9:30pm...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 19, 2016, 03:02:25 PM
Saw something awesome watching a Flyers game today.

Visiting team (Tampa Bay) had a player that had his stick knocked out of his hands. It went up over the glass and a fan caught it.

However - The game is in Philly. So, it is the visiting team.

The fan who caught it was a Tampa Bay fan.

The fan is wearing a Tampa Bay t-shirt with a players name on the back

THAT is the very same player who has the stick knocked out of his hand.

So, he has a game used stick from his favorite player.

That is awesome.  :P

I do not recall seeing a stick go up over the glass like that before...
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Post by: JohnnyDollar on November 19, 2016, 03:13:32 PM
Now, if he gets the stick signed........
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Post by: Shipwreck on November 19, 2016, 05:22:02 PM
Now, if he gets the stick signed........

Yea, they can do that in the middle of the game  :th_thicon_funny:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: JohnnyDollar on November 19, 2016, 05:25:49 PM
Now, if he gets the stick signed........

Yea, they can do that in the middle of the game  :th_thicon_funny:
actually, I meant after......
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 19, 2016, 06:17:44 PM
Yes. He would likely have to catch them in Tampa, unless he goes and tries to get them at their hotel - But it was an afternoon game. So, likely they are flying out today.

I have two game used and autographed sticks. But I bought them in a charity auction directly from the team. I don't usually buy any presigned stuff. But if I do, it is directly from the team itself
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: JohnnyDollar on November 24, 2016, 10:44:23 AM
Apparently I do support a hockey team......

Donald's Destroyers    :P
(https://s5.postimg.org/49ub9ec1z/Hockey_f.jpg)

I bought this years ago at Walt Disney World and wear it (when I am home) usually Christmas mornings.
But I will be wearing it today since this is the first Thanksgiving I have been home in 4-5yrs.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 24, 2016, 11:55:52 AM
U da man!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: JohnnyDollar on November 24, 2016, 12:07:31 PM
U da man!
Donald is the original "angry bird",
broken hockey stick and all.....
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: 15Romeo on April 16, 2017, 11:48:29 AM
The Blues are up 2-0 in the playoffs
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on April 16, 2017, 02:02:34 PM
My team is out, so I haven't followed anything since
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Tango on April 16, 2017, 02:07:04 PM

Gordy Howe maybe?

howe's that ?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: DCD327 on April 16, 2017, 09:42:25 PM
My team is out, so I haven't followed anything since

Sorry Ship.   :bangheadonwall:

Id still rather watch paint dry,,,,,,  :P
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: RAEIndustries on October 11, 2017, 08:46:13 PM
and finally, we waited since May for a real sport
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 16, 2017, 08:13:46 AM
Despite the fact that the Dallas team doesn't bring in the numbers, money and merch of other hockey teams... There seems to be a strong chance that Houston may get a NHL team someday soon. The owner of the Rockets seems to be pushing very, very hard. I've read many stories lately that talk about the possibility....

Surprising, as stories of future expansion, just a year or two ago, talked about the chance being far from remote. But, it would be great if this were to happen  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shield45 on November 16, 2017, 12:01:32 PM
I moved from Vermont to SanAntonio TX in 1976. Nobody here even knew what hockey was. Ending my playing days as well as HS did not have hockey like back north. Played from about 5 yr old til moved at 16. Now it is quite popular even in SA with rinks and organized leagues. I still watch some but last real excitement for me in Hockey was 1980 olympics.   


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Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Domineaux on November 16, 2017, 12:56:25 PM
Despite the fact that the Dallas team doesn't bring in the numbers, money and merch of other hockey teams... There seems to be a strong chance that Houston may get a NHL team someday soon. The owner of the Rockets seems to be pushing very, very hard. I've read many stories lately that talk about the possibility....

Surprising, as stories of future expansion, just a year or two ago, talked about the chance being far from remote. But, it would be great if this were to happen  :th_thicon_idea:

I really hope so. Even for sports I enjoy most, I need a local team to care about, or it won't keep my interest.
I can watch any NFL football game, and enjoy it (well maybe not since the Texans lost the hottest rookie QB for the season), but I won't be invested in anything but a "home town" team.
Sports I don't give a damn about, like Basketball, Baseball, or Soccer, I'll at least care and pay attention when the Houston team is heading towards a championship.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on November 16, 2017, 01:25:22 PM
The NHL wants to add at least 1 more expansion team. Quebec and Seattle seemed to be the most likely. But now, with Houston in the mix... And SEVERAL stories about it, including one yesterday that seemed to indicate that the NHL is starting to make promises...

Plus, I read an article today about the Arizona Coyotes having money issues, and there is a chance of relocation. It's theoretically possible that Houston could get a team through relocation, instead of waiting longer for an expansion team.

I really hope it happens.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shipwreck on December 18, 2017, 01:21:46 PM
This is kinda funny

https://www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaFlyersNation/videos/1984379694910554/
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 18, 2018, 01:59:20 PM
Flyers just beat the Rangers. Great game to watch  :smiley054: :smiley054: :smiley054:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL NHL/Hockey thread!
Post by: Shield45 on February 18, 2018, 06:41:56 PM
Used to keep up with the  NHL but have not followed closely for years.

Moved form VT to TX in 76 was t much ice hockey in SA at that time. Id played peewee and was on the JV HS team as a freshman when dad transferred to TX.  Followed Dallas Stars for a bit but its lost its allure to me.


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