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Hockey Thread 2018/19

Post by eric84 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:51 pm

Another season has started. The Leafs begin with a victory though it wasn't all that pretty. Leafs-Jets final is a distinct possibility. Let's all hope and pray it happens this year.
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Post by truenic » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:43 pm

Thanks for starting this eric!
Well, as a Canucks fan, can't say the season is looking bright. So I'm just going to be happy with Boeser and Pettersson and hope that sometime down the road, things will start to look up.
That said, I watched Canucks/Flames and it was entertaining, simply because it was a little Wild West out there.
Either way, I love the start of hockey season.
Good luck to your Jets! I hope the do make it all the way this year! I know the city was on fire supporting them.

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Post by eric84 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:50 pm

Pettersson looks like he's a special player. I saw him break Dylan Strome's ankles. Seeing a 2000 born player (my son was born in 2000) Kotkamiemi for the Canadiens makes me feel especially old.
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Post by sodelicious » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:31 pm

truenic wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Thanks for starting this eric!
Well, as a Canucks fan, can't say the season is looking bright. So I'm just going to be happy with Boeser and Pettersson and hope that sometime down the road, things will start to look up.
That said, I watched Canucks/Flames and it was entertaining, simply because it was a little Wild West out there.
Either way, I love the start of hockey season.
Good luck to your Jets! I hope the do make it all the way this year! I know the city was on fire supporting them.
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Re: Hockey Thread 2018/19

Post by eric84 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:51 pm

Ottawa is going to see a lot of empty seats this year. Meanwhile, a pair of greens went for 800 bucks in Toronto.
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Re: Hockey Thread 2018/19

Post by eric84 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:46 pm

So, Matthews and Tavares have had a pretty good start, I'd say.
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Post by Homerj » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:15 pm

The Leafs problems is the have to get by Tampa, the Bruins and the Sens.
Their defense is still suspect and goal tending is still not a given.
Plus they have oh 1/2 a century + of expectations to overcome.
I like the Jet's chances better.
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Post by eric84 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:29 pm

The Sens? Uh, they're not going to be an issue. Tampa, yes. Boston got worse but still competitive.

The Jets will be good but the Central division is very, very competitive so you have to have everything working.
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Post by grecian » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:49 pm

Is this Ice or Field Hockey?

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Post by eric84 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:53 pm

grecian, who is currently on your ignore list, made this post.
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Post by grecian » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:56 pm

Ignore me at your peril.....

You soooo Fucking Luuuurve it, Mate!!

Rejoice and have a few beers on me!

So....Field or Ice?

I'd go Ice, myself...

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Post by Homerj » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:56 pm

eric84 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:29 pm
The Sens? Uh, they're not going to be an issue. Tampa, yes. Boston got worse but still competitive.

The Jets will be good but the Central division is very, very competitive so you have to have everything working.
Sorry I meant the Caps.
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Post by eric84 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:58 pm

Well, the Caps are in another division so wouldn't have to face them until the Conference final in the current format.
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Post by grecian » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:02 pm

Eric....FFS! We have 'istory...

Half a Bee ring a bell(End)...

I'm only logged in to try and get an answer out of Crazylegs as to why he Banned me from the NFL Pick 'em Thang - Hence my OP above (or below!)...

You get him to give me an answer and i'm like Keyser Soze in The Usual Suspects...

PUFF! ...and i'm gone...

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Post by Homerj » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:03 pm

eric84 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Well, the Caps are in another division so wouldn't have to face them until the Conference final in the current format.
You just said Jets-Leafs in the final....the Caps be another hurdle for that to happen.
I just think the Jets have better goal tending and that will make the difference.
I saw some Vegas odds before the season, and the Jets had the 2nd best and the Leafs the 5th, and I just thought why the difference....and I think behind the blue line is where the Leafs still need help....I think they just think well we'll score 4 or 5 goals a game so it wont matter...but come playoff time that is not so easy to do.
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Re: Hockey Thread 2018/19

Post by eric84 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:23 pm

Homerj wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:03 pm
eric84 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Well, the Caps are in another division so wouldn't have to face them until the Conference final in the current format.
You just said Jets-Leafs in the final....the Caps be another hurdle for that to happen.
I just think the Jets have better goal tending and that will make the difference.
I saw some Vegas odds before the season, and the Jets had the 2nd best and the Leafs the 5th, and I just thought why the difference....and I think behind the blue line is where the Leafs still need help....I think they just think well we'll score 4 or 5 goals a game so it wont matter...but come playoff time that is not so easy to do.
Yeah, Leafs will need to figure out the defence before the playoffs.
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Post by grecian » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:40 pm

Hahahaha! Such a very silly 'Sport', I see!

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Post by eric84 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:42 pm

Homerj wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:03 pm
eric84 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Well, the Caps are in another division so wouldn't have to face them until the Conference final in the current format.
You just said Jets-Leafs in the final....the Caps be another hurdle for that to happen.
I just think the Jets have better goal tending and that will make the difference.
I saw some Vegas odds before the season, and the Jets had the 2nd best and the Leafs the 5th, and I just thought why the difference....and I think behind the blue line is where the Leafs still need help....I think they just think well we'll score 4 or 5 goals a game so it wont matter...but come playoff time that is not so easy to do.
I get the feeling Dubas is invested in the young defenceman he got so I think he's going insist Babcock develop them rather than trading for a veteran.
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