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    Originally Posted by xfishnutzx View Post

    Oh and Kessel snapped today...

    ...and Lupul, and Phaneuf, and Cuthbert...

    http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/lu...-deadline-day/

    things getting stranger and stranger in Toronto... twitterverse be mean, mean they be.
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  2. I havent seen one credible report on the Sharp stuff, just a whole lotta speculation.

    As for asking him to wave no trade clause i didnt see that either, last i read his contract had limited no movement and if they wanted to move him they needed to ask for a list and he had 48 hours to provide, I think Friedman reported that the list was never asked for.

    On the Lupul side, big big big f up by tsn. I dont think Lupul and others were mad about the tweet, more that a reputable station like TSN aired it. I bet someone got fired over it

    Kessel was kinda funny, all i did the whole time was replace Phaneuf's name with Kessels. he clearly was talking about himself as much as phaneuf but trying to make himself look good by coming to the defence of a teammate.

    Funny thing is, if Phaneuf would just play some defence he wouldnt need any defence
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  3. lol @ Kessel white-knighting...

    Crushing shootout loss to Minnesota last night for my Sens. Would have given us 6 in a row (a feat we haven't accomplished since 2011) but what an incredible game it was to watch. Our new rookie netminder Hammond is truly remarkable to watch...maybe a bit early to judge as he is only 6 games into his NHL career (5-0-1, good for 11 pts) but I can see him becoming quite a big name in the league and heavily sought after. Hope we keep him. Playoff wildcard back in sight!

    Go Sens Go!
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  4. Saw CO Eagles last night. Sure it is ECHL, way minor league. but it was intense.
    down 0 - 3 to the Bakersfield Condors after one period
    score 2 in the second to start the third period down 2 - 3
    Condors score two in the first 90 seconds. game seems hopeless, down 2 - 5
    Then they scored, and scored. . .and scored again. The game tying score, I heard a few thousand people sound as loud as a 50K stadium. Had a couple chances to win it but miss.
    OT. 4 on 4 after 1 minute break. Eagles suffer a penalty, now 3 vs 4. Those guys wanted a win, you could see it, their bodies were flying everywhere. once the puck banged off the goalie and flew a few feet high. Four guys jump to go get it. Just chaos and intensity. They kill the penalty and a bam, game winner goal.

    There is something about minor league hockey that is so thrilling, helps that you can sit second row by the glass for $30.

    I think you NHL fans should slum it once in awhile, it's great entertainment. (oh and if you like fighting. . . . .)
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    Originally Posted by nalai550 View Post

    Saw CO Eagles last night. Sure it is ECHL, way minor league. but it was intense.
    down 0 - 3 to the Bakersfield Condors after one period
    score 2 in the second to start the third period down 2 - 3
    Condors score two in the first 90 seconds. game seems hopeless, down 2 - 5
    Then they scored, and scored. . .and scored again. The game tying score, I heard a few thousand people sound as loud as a 50K stadium. Had a couple chances to win it but miss.
    OT. 4 on 4 after 1 minute break. Eagles suffer a penalty, now 3 vs 4. Those guys wanted a win, you could see it, their bodies were flying everywhere. once the puck banged off the goalie and flew a few feet high. Four guys jump to go get it. Just chaos and intensity. They kill the penalty and a bam, game winner goal.

    There is something about minor league hockey that is so thrilling, helps that you can sit second row by the glass for $30.

    I think you NHL fans should slum it once in awhile, it's great entertainment. (oh and if you like fighting. . . . .)

    Minor League hockey is amazing for passion and generally fans more into the players because the players are more accessible to the community (in terms of what they do, etc when off the ice)

    Definitely can be some intense games for sure, and for the most part the value cant be beat. I go to some Junior games here and its the same thing.

    Back when i was in a different job and working with some hockey players, i went and saw a client play in Lubbock, Texas and Midland/Odessa, Texas the next night. These were Central Hockey League games and they were crazy supported by the fans. In Midland, there was some sort of fair/rodeo going on that weekend, yet the hockey rink was packed. I asked a few who were their with their families what made them want to go to hockey over what was perceived to be a "Texas" sport and they all said the canadian players (there was only like 2 americans in the game) always played like it was life or death and they loved the action

    Part of it is these guys are mostly playing to try and get to the next level. They arent doing it for the $450 a week they might make, so taking a night off means potentially losing out on your dream of playing if you get released.

    I love to hear that the Eagles and teams are being embraced. not sure if you know, but the Central League (where the eagles were before) just folded so some teams got eliminated and meaning less jobs for players. So supporting the remaining teams is key to ensure that the entertainment stays!
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  6. Philly and Calgary hanging tough. Big wins over St Lou and Detroit. We have Boston tomorrow. I'm bursting. Bursting I tell you. We help Florida and Ottawa as well which is downside. Florida has tending woes (injuries) but Ottawa seems the exact opposite with the Hamburglar. Bottom line is, we all need this win.

    Our season tomorrow.
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    Originally Posted by xfishnutzx View Post

    Philly and Calgary hanging tough. Big wins over St Lou and Detroit. We have Boston tomorrow. I'm bursting. Bursting I tell you. We help Florida and Ottawa as well which is downside. Florida has tending woes (injuries) but Ottawa seems the exact opposite with the Hamburglar. Bottom line is, we all need this win.

    Our season tomorrow.

    Ya 4 point game for you today, but still uphill battle even with win with 2 teams in between and ott and bos have games in hand.

    all you can do is win at this point, cant control the others

    As for Calgary, not sure how they are doing it and keeping pace. I watched the game last night, got down 2-0 early, but no panic just kept grinding and got the win. So many come from behind victories this year, we using up all our jaun times

    I am worried that losing Giordano (obviously our best player) will put a huge amount of added stress on the blueline though. We will see, we need WPG and LA to start losing some games and Minny to stop taking games to overtime tho
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  8. 14 seconds left... Bruins tie it... and we lose it in OT.

    sigh
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  10. Reese is the man. Sorry to see him go. Emery, Bryz, Leighton, Mason... all had some baggage brought with them. That couldn't have been easy to stay there 6 years with philly's historical lol goaltender situation.

    Still tho...

    Leaving like he did with that Boston game looming and as close to a gottahavit as we've seen this year... and then pulling that Casper? at that time? seems bleh. When you're the goalie.... and your goalie coach quits, its gonna put the spook on ya. Mason sure likes him tho. Credits his career to him.

    I'm beginning to like Ottawa's chances in the east. Hamburglar highlights are pretty fun to watch.

    It's not over yet for Philly, put its pretty damn close.
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  11. The NHL in Vegas seems inevitable.

    Though still short of the 10,000 deposits they set out to attain when launching their season-ticket drive last month, Hockey Vision Las Vegas is impressing the right people. The NHL has been encouraged by the near 8,000 commitments fetched thus far, based on their progress being in the absence of both corporate and casino sponsorship.

    "When they designed their ticket drive, they did it with our input and basically we told them what we'd like to see is how many local, non-corporate fans they can get to put up real money without a promise of having a NHL team," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.

    "If you look at it through that lens, I think the response has been good. Because if you add to that what they probably have already in corporate and casino commitments, they basically have a full building."

    Full buildings most definitely help.
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  12. Calgary just seems to find way to get get points. down 4-0 going into third, lost 5-4 in shootout. Would have been nice 2 points to get
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    Originally Posted by Harp221122 View Post

    Minor League hockey is amazing for passion and generally fans more into the players because the players are more accessible to the community (in terms of what they do, etc when off the ice)

    Definitely can be some intense games for sure, and for the most part the value cant be beat. I go to some Junior games here and its the same thing.

    Back when i was in a different job and working with some hockey players, i went and saw a client play in Lubbock, Texas and Midland/Odessa, Texas the next night. These were Central Hockey League games and they were crazy supported by the fans. In Midland, there was some sort of fair/rodeo going on that weekend, yet the hockey rink was packed. I asked a few who were their with their families what made them want to go to hockey over what was perceived to be a "Texas" sport and they all said the canadian players (there was only like 2 americans in the game) always played like it was life or death and they loved the action

    Part of it is these guys are mostly playing to try and get to the next level. They arent doing it for the $450 a week they might make, so taking a night off means potentially losing out on your dream of playing if you get released.

    I love to hear that the Eagles and teams are being embraced. not sure if you know, but the Central League (where the eagles were before) just folded so some teams got eliminated and meaning less jobs for players. So supporting the remaining teams is key to ensure that the entertainment stays!


    Yeah I know about the CHL folding. I had just become a Denver Cutthroats fan. Saw a dozen games, even one game of the final round. . .then they went dark. That made me sad.
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  14. oh boy calgary, we like to do it the hard way. down 2-0 to detroit win 5-2, down 4-0 to ottawa going into third, lose 5-4 in shootout but get point, and down 2-0 to anahiem, tied for tops in the league and win 6-3

    All this and we still make barely any ground, I not sure we can keep it up, but man what a run this year has been
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  15. Go leafs!!
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  16. http://dearhockeygoodbye.blogspot.ca/

    Pretty good read here. Well written
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  17. How bout my Sens though...ON FIRE!
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  18. Big loss for Calgary tonight against Minny. Basically a 4 point game would have kept us in the thick of things, but might be the turning point now as we give up points and games on everyone

    Hope they can find some magic in last 7 games, but going to need alot of help the way LA, WPG and Minnny are playing
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  19. Hopefully the leafs can increase there odds for that first round draft pick, we need it!
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  20. gg Philly
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  21. I....can't...breath.

    GO SENS GO!

    LOSE DETROIT LOSE!

    LOSE BOSTON LOSE!

    LOSE PITTSBURGH LOSE!
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  22. Calgary makes the playoffs and knocks out LA?

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