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GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:25 pm
by cdanew
Correction - 7:30 pm.

Go Tiffani!

Happy New Year ya filthy animals!

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:33 pm
by cdanew


I'm not even worried.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:37 pm
by ScubaSteve
Shouldn’t they be calling up Meh-reuther instead of doing something as risky as playing Honka in back to back games?

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:57 pm
by wonko80
Honia will end up with 6 minutes of ice time.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:27 pm
by B Kat
Niemi in net for the Habs. 3rd straight game, I believe.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:38 pm
by cdanew
I know this will open up a can of worms, but isn't it a little amazing that Niemi is still in the league and Kari isn't? (Yeah, yeah, yeah, go ahead and *poo poo* on Kari - but I think he could have been an ok backup somewhere if he got a fresh start in the right situation)

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:41 pm
by FrozenFailure
I would guess Kari got offers but he must've turned them down to be with his kids... and maybe save his head from more concussions. `

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:43 pm
by Knives Out
cdanew wrote:I know this will open up a can of worms, but isn't it a little amazing that Niemi is still in the league and Kari isn't? (Yeah, yeah, yeah, go ahead and *poo poo* on Kari - but I think he could have been an ok backup somewhere if he got a fresh start in the right situation)

Like last year?

Listen, man, he doesn't even have a job in Europe. Let it go. Everyone in the world but you thinks he sucks *poo poo*.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:44 pm
by Knives Out
FrozenFailure wrote:I would guess Kari got offers but he must've turned them down to be with his kids...

:comeon

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:02 pm
by cdanew
Knives Out wrote:
cdanew wrote:I know this will open up a can of worms, but isn't it a little amazing that Niemi is still in the league and Kari isn't? (Yeah, yeah, yeah, go ahead and *poo poo* on Kari - but I think he could have been an ok backup somewhere if he got a fresh start in the right situation)

Like last year?

Listen, man, he doesn't even have a job in Europe. Let it go. Everyone in the world but you thinks he sucks *poo poo*.


I think you missed the "fresh start" part of the comment. Yeah, having Bishop be the starter should have helped (and it did for a while), but the same rink, same faces, same contract all resulted in a mental block for him.

As for the not having a job in Europe thing, why would he go to Europe? He's at the tail end (well, end) of his career, made a shit-ton of money and has young kids who have grown up in the US (and for all I know are in school here). He doesn't need the money - why go play in a lesser league at this point in his life?

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:24 pm
by SaintAngerBH
Kari was a perfect backup last year until he had to be the starter when Bishop got injured. If a team has a good starter that isn't prone to injury, Kari is probably a decent backup for them. At least for another few years until he is too old.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:46 pm
by ScubaSteve
B Kat wrote:Niemi in net for the Habs. 3rd straight game, I believe.


We can pay him to beat us one last time.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:16 pm
by One_Timer
Remember this stupid super hero *poo poo* the NHL tried to market?

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:38 pm
by ScubaSteve
The Star 2: The Star vs. Captain Horseshit

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:09 pm
by wonko80
Carrick definitely has some rust. Also, Honka is still Honka.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:58 pm
by One_Timer
It’s the Antti-room of eternity.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:08 pm
by ScubaSteve
Great leech goal from less than 5 feet.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:11 pm
by wonko80
Blolz. Benn and Seguin on the ice for the goal against that loses the game. Think Lites got another "WTF?" text?

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:25 pm
by ScubaSteve
They are who Lites thought they were.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:34 pm
by ToddM
Heiskanen mailed it in on that last goal.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:01 am
by Knives Out
cdanew wrote:but the same rink, same faces, same contract all resulted in a mental block for him.

That’s all just speculation.
Fact: no NHL team signed him. Not even the Flyers.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:42 am
by wonko80
On the broadcast last night Razor said Kari is going to announce his retirement soon. Also that he is building a house. Not sure where, but maybe he decided to not move his family and didn't accept an offer from just any team. Or no team offered him anything.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:49 am
by B Kat
ToddM wrote:Heiskanen mailed it in on that last goal.

Jeff Petry, Dan Petry’s son, coming from behind, blew by Seguin.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:50 am
by B Kat
wonko80 wrote:On the broadcast last night Razor said Kari is going to announce his retirement soon. Also that he is building a house. Not sure where, but maybe he decided to not move his family and didn't accept an offer from just any team. Or no team offered him anything.

I could be mistaken, I thought Razor said Turco was building a house.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:22 pm
by cdanew
B Kat wrote:
wonko80 wrote:On the broadcast last night Razor said Kari is going to announce his retirement soon. Also that he is building a house. Not sure where, but maybe he decided to not move his family and didn't accept an offer from just any team. Or no team offered him anything.

I could be mistaken, I thought Razor said Turco was building a house.


Pretty sure he said Kari

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:31 pm
by ToddM
B Kat wrote:
ToddM wrote:Heiskanen mailed it in on that last goal.

Jeff Petry, Dan Petry’s son, coming from behind, blew by Seguin.


Check out the buildup tho. The puck gets by Heisky, who's flatfooted and slow to turn around (very uncharacteristic). The forward gets there first, Heiskanen struggles to keep up, and then can't defend the pass. I SUSPECT Seguin thought Heisko was going to get that ouck, and only when it became clear he wouldn't, that he went full bore to catch up to Petry (too late!).

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:41 pm
by B Kat
cdanew wrote:
B Kat wrote:
wonko80 wrote:On the broadcast last night Razor said Kari is going to announce his retirement soon. Also that he is building a house. Not sure where, but maybe he decided to not move his family and didn't accept an offer from just any team. Or no team offered him anything.

I could be mistaken, I thought Razor said Turco was building a house.


Pretty sure he said Kari

I wasn't really sure. They showed a picture of Turco in the box when I heard the house building comment.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:53 pm
by slaps
Kari lives in Dallas with his family. He probably got offers, but nothing he felt worth relocating or leaving the family behind for at this point.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:00 pm
by wonko80
ToddM wrote:
B Kat wrote:
ToddM wrote:Heiskanen mailed it in on that last goal.

Jeff Petry, Dan Petry’s son, coming from behind, blew by Seguin.


Check out the buildup tho. The puck gets by Heisky, who's flatfooted and slow to turn around (very uncharacteristic). The forward gets there first, Heiskanen struggles to keep up, and then can't defend the pass. I SUSPECT Seguin thought Heisko was going to get that ouck, and only when it became clear he wouldn't, that he went full bore to catch up to Petry (too late!).

Seguin is definitely not as fast as he used to be before the calf/heel/ankle injuries.

Re: GDT Stars v Montreal - 12/31 7 pm - Its Benn an interesting year

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:24 pm
by ToddM
True, but when I was watching it live it just seemed like Seguin maybe expected Heiskanen to be perfect, as usual, and when he wasn't, it was too late.

True Fact: even Seguin in his prime wasn't as fast as Hot Dog Kessel.