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Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:36 pm
by SaintAngerBH
I think Laine is a whiny, selfish brat, personally.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:47 pm
by Troy McClure
I think Laine is fine as long as expectations are lowered. View him as a goal scoring PP specialist, and he's fine. The problem is money. If he's paid like one of the league's best, he needs to score among the best given his other shortcomings.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:28 pm
by slaps
Who gives a *poo poo* if Laine doesn’t even know what defense means? Put him out there in the offensive zone and feed in the puck a lot and he’ll score a ton.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:26 am
by ToddM
Goddamit Buffalo, you had ONE JOB.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:28 pm
by Math
Nathan "Strike" McKinnon


Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:59 pm
by Knives Out
Hehehe.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:52 pm
by slaps
Is there anything he can't do?

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:53 pm
by ScubaSteve
Dickinson would've thrown it into the safety netting above the glass.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:02 pm
by Troy McClure
Maybe Nill is making Gaglardi happy.


Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:24 pm
by Knives Out
Reports coming in are that Seattle wants a 1st + prospect to not select a certain player.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:30 pm
by Troy McClure
I guess this is the year to do it if you have someone worth protecting since the draft is going to be so tough to guage where these 17 year olds are at. The Stars will not need to consider this.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:35 pm
by ScubaSteve
What about offering a 1st plus a prospect to get them to select a player we don’t want anymore?

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:56 pm
by SaintAngerBH
Knives Out wrote:Reports coming in are that Seattle wants a 1st + prospect to not select a certain player.

That sounds almost like blackmail haha.

Give us your 1st and a prospect, or we will take your super star...

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:57 pm
by SaintAngerBH
ScubaSteve wrote:What about offering a 1st plus a prospect to get them to select a player we don’t want anymore?

It's going to take about 10 years of 1sts to get them to take Benn, sorry to say.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:04 pm
by Knives Out
ScubaSteve wrote:What about offering a 1st plus a prospect to get them to select a player we don’t want anymore?

I mean, Florida kinda did that. They gave Vegas Reilly Smith to select Marchessault, which is *fargin'* retarded. Can't wait for them to trade Seattle Huberdeau to select Barkov.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:34 am
by Troy McClure
The Canucks are getting pounded by covid.


Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:51 am
by SaintAngerBH
I'm not sure if anyone in the NHL is vaccinated, but I maintain that this is going to be the new flu because of the mutation rate. The vaccine is not going to prevent people from contracting the newer mutations and they will have to continually update it every year just like the flu shot.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:49 am
by ScubaSteve
Sounds good, the firmware on my microchip probably needs to be updated once a year anyway

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:35 am
by Troy McClure
SaintAngerBH wrote:I'm not sure if anyone in the NHL is vaccinated, but I maintain that this is going to be the new flu because of the mutation rate. The vaccine is not going to prevent people from contracting the newer mutations and they will have to continually update it every year just like the flu shot.

The players up in Canada certainly aren't vaccinated. Canada has been super slow to get the vaccine out because of supply problems.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:06 pm
by Troy McClure
From 7 to 14 to 20...


Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:15 pm
by SaintAngerBH
The Canucks aren't going to win the cup this year anyway. Close it down.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:26 pm
by slaps
lol Columbus.


Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:47 pm
by dyhp
Troy McClure wrote:
SaintAngerBH wrote:I'm not sure if anyone in the NHL is vaccinated, but I maintain that this is going to be the new flu because of the mutation rate. The vaccine is not going to prevent people from contracting the newer mutations and they will have to continually update it every year just like the flu shot.

The players up in Canada certainly aren't vaccinated. Canada has been super slow to get the vaccine out because of supply problems.

Plus they are giving everyone the #1 before circling back around with #2.

My 90 year old grandma has to wait about 4 more months before #2.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:55 am
by Math
SaintAngerBH wrote:I'm not sure if anyone in the NHL is vaccinated, but I maintain that this is going to be the new flu because of the mutation rate. The vaccine is not going to prevent people from contracting the newer mutations and they will have to continually update it every year just like the flu shot.

I just heard some epidemiologists and doctors and they are telling exactly the same. Trying here not to say BS, the mRNA type of vaccine would allow just to make minor tweaks in the recipe to take into account new mutations. Long live Pfizer, Moderna & co.

dyhp wrote:Plus they are giving everyone the #1 before circling back around with #2.

My 90 year old grandma has to wait about 4 more months before #2.

I'd say it's ok to go with the strategy of giving the most people the first shot before going back with the second later on. The UK did that and it turns out to work well. Other vaccination campaigns also had this strategies for other diseases in Africa and it was a success.

However, you have to ensure to give the second shot within the right time range according to a well-planned process which is not the case in Canada (at least not everywhere) and that's a fail in that perspective. MY GF who is a nurse in ICU got her first shot in late December, was scheduled go get the second 2 weeks later but then it was purely cancelled with no further date, and now she will just received the second shot in mid-April, four months later (if everything stays the same, because we never know)

Now you have more and more free spots for appointments to get the vaccine but some people doesn't even show up. Instead to fill the holes with the next group of people in order of priority, they are just cancelling them to stick with the 60+ years old until the proportion reaches like 75% to 80% of people vaccinated in this age group, which is dumb and shameful.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:01 am
by SaintAngerBH
Math wrote:
SaintAngerBH wrote:I'm not sure if anyone in the NHL is vaccinated, but I maintain that this is going to be the new flu because of the mutation rate. The vaccine is not going to prevent people from contracting the newer mutations and they will have to continually update it every year just like the flu shot.

I just heard some epidemiologists and doctors and they are telling exactly the same. Trying here not to say BS, the mRNA type of vaccine would allow just to make minor tweaks in the recipe to take into account new mutations. Long live Pfizer, Moderna & co.

It depends on the mutation rate and the type of mutation. Some mutations can really cause problems, especially if they confer the ability to translate proteins that are similar to our own proteins which allow the virus to entirely evade the immune system because our body thinks it's a "self-antigen" rather than a foreign one.

If something like that happens, an mRNA vaccine will be useless because it will just cause you to produce the same similar protein that the immune system will ignore.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:47 am
by mookie1010
Has that happened in a corona virus before?

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:31 pm
by SaintAngerBH
mookie1010 wrote:Has that happened in a corona virus before?

I'm not sure. It's an unlikely scenario anyway, but it is possible.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:44 pm
by Troy McClure
The trade deadline movement is starting. Hall is being held out of Sabres games.


Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:20 am
by Knives Out
Good for the Islanders. I'll be rooting for them in the playoffs.

Re: 2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:28 am
by Knives Out
So the Habs are banged up, and had a big game against Toronto last night, which they lost, but it was very competitive, because Corey Perry stepped up and scored his 8th and 9th goals of the season. Both dirty and pumped up the team. He almost tied it up all by himself too. But it's okay because we have L'Kerdneraanoing's *checks notes* 5 goals ...