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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:03 pm

He tried to throw a devastating hip check at the fire but missed and he building burned down.
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby #JTONTFJTGM » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:26 am

Larry Brooks wrote:Let’s rewind to midway through the second period of this one. It was 2-1 Toronto when Ryan McDonagh battled William Nylander for the puck on the low left wing boards. Nick Holden, McDonagh's partner, was close by, pulled to the circle. Those of you who can add one-plus-one might deduce that left no defenseman in front.

Holden exacerbated matters by joining the battle. One-on-two, Nylander won it and got the puck to Zach Hyman. And there alone was Auston Matthews, who in the first period of his first game back after missing a half-dozen due to a concussion, set up Nylander giving the Leafs a 1-0 lead to conclude a shift on which the Rangers did not have control of the puck for 1:03 following a left wing faceoff in the wake of an icing.

But anyway. Hyman spied Matthews at the doorstep and zipped a pass his way. Henrik Lundqvist managed to get a stick on it, but the puck settled at Matthews’ feet. Soon enough, with his assigned check, Kevin Hayes, a few feet away, the Scottsdale Kid slipped a backhand through the King at 11:22 for the eventual winning goal.

You could say that Holden had no business joining McDonagh in the battle and you would be correct. But it seems as if Rangers defensemen are instructed to attempt to outnumber opponents at trigger positions in the defensive zone, no matter if that leaves the front unattended or the responsibility of the center.

It happens all the time. Two defensemen behind the net. Two defensemen chasing the puck carrier on a wide entry. It makes no sense. If anyone can tell me what impact first-year assistant coach Lindy Ruff is having on the team’s defensive structure, I’m all ears.

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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:06 am

Why does that sound so familiar to me? lol
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby Knives Out » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:27 am

Blolz.
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:26 am

No judge is going to take this seriously. Literally, every NHL player to ever play the game would then be able to sue their teams for damages and the entire league would collapse.

He's just mad because he was a shitty player.
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Postby slaps » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:39 am

SaintAngerBH wrote:No judge is going to take this seriously. Literally, every NHL player to ever play the game would then be able to sue their teams for damages and the entire league would collapse.

He's just mad because he was a shitty player.


Sounds like he's suing for medical benefits mainly.

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Postby Troy McClure » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:17 am

They are still employees. A couple of former Cleveland Browns sued the team and got some money in a settlement. Both got staph infections from the team's facility. One had his career ended because of it because the infection attacked his knee right after he had surgery on it.
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Postby slaps » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:24 am

It also sounds like Tennessee law addresses professional sports with respect to insurance benefits.

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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby ToddM » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:24 am

Oleksiak immediately slotted into the top-4 in Pittsburgh, and scored a goal on the second powerplay unit:

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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby B Kat » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:27 am

I'd been wondering how he was faring and meant to look him up. Good for him. His good numbers will likely flatten out with a bigger sample.

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Re: Former Stars thread

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At practice today after the Flames beat the Kings 4-3 last night:


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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:40 pm

I hope that stick throw didn't make the Saddledome even more unsafe than it already is.
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:07 pm

Yeah....he is not intimidating....not even a little bit.

I'd have just laughed at him.
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby wonko80 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:28 pm

Apparently the Kings have placed Jussi Jokinen on waivers.

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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby B Kat » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:29 pm

Hardy any games go to the shootout anymore with 3 on 3 OT.

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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:38 pm

Really not a bad career for a 7th round pick. 550 points, 900+ games in the show. Although if you review the rest of our picks from the 2001 draft, still probably a net negative.
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby slaps » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:05 pm

That was not a strong draft.

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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby ToddM » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:53 pm

Jussi's also had some playoff success, with 32 points and 6 game-winners in 54 games.

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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:21 pm

That should've been a Cup year. *fargin'* Giguere.
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby B Kat » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:53 pm

Don’t ever bring that up again, ok Bob?

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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby #JTONTFJTGM » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:51 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:That should've been a Cup year. *fargin'* Giguere.

The incredible thing about that series was, as great as Giguere played for most of those playoffs (his save percentage was .965 in a first-round sweep of the Red Wings and he allowed one goal on 123 shots in a third-round sweep of the Wild), he actually wasn't unbeatable against the Stars.

He allowed only one less goal than Marty Turco did in 17:31 less playing time because he got pulled late in the second period of Game 5 after allowing a shorthanded goal to Niko Kapanen on the Stars' 19th shot of the game which gave them a 3-0 lead.

What killed the Stars in that series was that the Mighty Ducks scored the game-winning goal in all four of their wins on their last shot on goal of the game and the ones that won Games 4 (1:47 remaining) and 6 (1:06 remaining) weren't in overtime.

The absolute killer goal was when Rob Niedermayer's attempted backhand, cross-ice centering pass for Paul Kariya hit Stu Barnes' skate blade and deflected into the net to tie Game 2 with 1:09 remaining.

It took only 1:44 of overtime for the Stars to find themselves down two games to none:





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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:35 pm

I don't put a lot of stock into Giggy's stats anyway, seeing as he wore pads made for men twice his size.
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby Knives Out » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:20 am

Met a drunk guy on a bus who noticed my Stars jersey and told me that he and Ric Jackman (aka Jacko) used to drive drunk in Jacko's T-Bird down the streets of some bumfuck Ontario town. The GF was very uncomfortable but I was all like "TELL ME MORE!".
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Re: Former Stars thread

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I like Slayer. But, their sound got really redundant and old after awhile. I prefer bands that change their sound and try new things, even if the new things suck ass sometimes (Metallica).
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby Knives Out » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:32 pm

Slayer really should have called it quits in 2013 when Jeff Hanneman died and Dave Lombardo left again.
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Re: Former Stars thread

Postby BigAl » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:22 pm

So far Philip Larsen has 13 more points in the KHL this season than Val.
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