27 YEARS SINCE A CANADIAN TEAM WON THE CUP WILL THIS BE THE YEAR (no): THE NHL 2019-2020 THREAD (INCLUDING BLUES HANGOVER AND OFFSEASON SHENANIGANS. HOCKEY IS THE BEST)

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The Oilers are also still Bad

Go Flyers. Maybe they found their goaltender finally (lol).

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Monday, 22 July 2019 19:14 (one year ago) link

i think this is the year the penguins really start turning into the blackhawks

and it's all jack johnson's fault

mookieproof, Monday, 22 July 2019 19:30 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

happy 63rd to gary rissling, who posted 23 goals, 30 assists and 1006 penalty minutes in 221 career games

https://www.gamewornauctions.net/images/products/secondary/55347.jpg

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:18 (one year ago) link

Pretty amazing story about Joe Murphy, who I'm old enough to remember as the #1 overall pick in the 1986 NHL draft:

https://www.freep.com/in-depth/sports/columnists/jeff-seidel/2019/08/08/joe-murphy-homeless-detroit-red-wings/1878370001/

henry s, Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:24 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

pk and lindsey vonn are engaged

mookieproof, Friday, 23 August 2019 15:36 (one year ago) link

As one chapter ends, another begins.

Thank you, Nik. pic.twitter.com/G2vNzBMDAx

— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 3, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 14:39 (one year ago) link

Past time tbh, though I don't like seeing him go.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:08 (one year ago) link

Gary Bettman, Brian Gionta, Neal Henderson, Tim Thomas and Krissy Wendell will be enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

Bettman? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 16:11 (one year ago) link

USA Hockey Still a joke

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 16:13 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

The NHL this afternoon will announce a 2-year partnership with Green Day that could also bring with it a new anthem similar to what the NFL had with Hank Williams on "Monday Night Football." https://t.co/OXDnYhHvBO

— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) September 30, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 30 September 2019 16:44 (eleven months ago) link

oy vey ist mir

one charm and one antiup quark (outdoor_miner), Monday, 30 September 2019 18:57 (eleven months ago) link

- maskless goalie insanity
- so quiet pre-faceoff without music blasting
- holy shit the civil defense ad at 5:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhY_OaEj7jg

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:33 (eleven months ago) link

wow, the clean white boards

agreed, the defence is very civil

when did they stop using the Barenaked Ladies song?

maffew12, Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:53 (eleven months ago) link

the best players in history are playing right now

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:38 (eleven months ago) link

and the players that will be better than those players are alive today

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:38 (eleven months ago) link

tru, although that doesn't necessarily make the game better

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:53 (eleven months ago) link

suddenly the oilers and sabres are . . . good? the schedule hasn't exactly been difficult, but still

mookieproof, Monday, 14 October 2019 23:57 (eleven months ago) link

They were good this time last year too

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:27 (eleven months ago) link

penguins with a (very lucky) shortie in overtime tonight, which cannot have happened very often

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:15 (eleven months ago) link

indeed -- last done by the pens in 1996

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:18 (eleven months ago) link

christ look at these fucking numbers

https://i.imgur.com/MDYSijt.jpg

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 23:57 (ten months ago) link

hard to picture paul coffey racking up 104 PIM tbh -- probably 52 desperate hooking penalties after abandoning his point

mookieproof, Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:03 (ten months ago) link

lmao gretz scored 205 points and even took 6 games off, incredible

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:14 (ten months ago) link

60 years ago today, Jacques Plante changed the game. After taking a puck to the face, the Canadiens' goaltender wore a mask to finish a game against the Rangers. Plante would become the first netminder in NHL history to wear one regularly #Hockey365 #GoalieDay #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/x6RnHB5wz4

— Mike Commito (@mikecommito) November 1, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 1 November 2019 20:36 (ten months ago) link

10 straight wins for the Islanders, I am a happy person

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 03:26 (ten months ago) link

FLEURY, WHAT?? pic.twitter.com/Ur1IegBIu7

— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) November 20, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 05:44 (ten months ago) link

babcock out

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 21:33 (ten months ago) link

keefe has by all accounts done a great job with the marlies but has no NHL coaching experience and not a lot of NHL playing experience

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 21:40 (ten months ago) link

babcock out


That seems so short-sighted to me.

tobo73, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 21:42 (ten months ago) link

Yeah same. Problem seems to be elsewhere.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 22:27 (ten months ago) link

idk -- it's not babcock's fault they lack a backup goalie, but . . .

iirc red wings players weren't too sorry to see him depart. this was his fifth season, they never got out of the first round, and sometimes players just need a different voice. they should be better than they are by now

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 22:49 (ten months ago) link

damn, fifth? seems more recent than that.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 21 November 2019 02:40 (ten months ago) link

the babcock-mitch marner thing is incredible. what an utter prick

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:02 (nine months ago) link

and now peters is out in calgary

not sure if for racism or losing

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:08 (nine months ago) link

is that final yet? don't see how he can continue now that the story is corroborated

jesus is zing (symsymsym), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:15 (nine months ago) link

1) Never wish anything bad to the person but you get what you deserve Bill.After years making it to the NHL had experience with the worst coach ever by far.Kicking me and punching other player to the head during the game...

— Michal Jordan (@TheBigCzech23) November 26, 2019

jesus is zing (symsymsym), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 03:43 (nine months ago) link

The Dallas Stars have dismissed head coach Jim Montgomery.

GM Jim Nill issued this statement through the team:

“The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing our organization. This decision was made due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”

these coaches fall like dominoes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 15:45 (nine months ago) link

Sergei Zubov played 82 minutes in game 4 of Pens - Caps series in 1996. As he once told me, right after that he smoked 2 cigarettes at once https://t.co/GoMA3iFWNF

— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) December 18, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:38 (nine months ago) link

Of all things, I'm reading a biography of Harold Ballard. What a life.

clemenza, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 18:54 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

rip the habs

fwiw michel therrien is probably available

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 03:28 (eight months ago) link

ffs

Connor McDavid. Absolutely ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/edUhMmFcmE

— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 7, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 03:42 (eight months ago) link

Rinne!

symsymsym, Friday, 10 January 2020 05:42 (eight months ago) link

PEKKA RINNE SCORES! 🚨@PredsNHL | #NSHvsCHI pic.twitter.com/yDyGbMZY7j

— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 10, 2020

symsymsym, Friday, 10 January 2020 05:43 (eight months ago) link

Tight

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 10 January 2020 13:02 (eight months ago) link

not sure claude julien is gonna last much longer despite the win tonight

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 January 2020 03:15 (eight months ago) link

it's not claude's fault
rebuild pls

sean gramophone, Sunday, 12 January 2020 03:41 (eight months ago) link

you can have alex galchenyuk back anytime you want him

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 January 2020 05:25 (eight months ago) link

insanely quick trigger in vegas, which has fired gerard gallant

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:47 (eight months ago) link

it is my nature

sorry-ish

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 02:16 (two weeks ago) link

Going to prolong my anguish regardless.

James Gandolfini the Grey (PBKR), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 02:18 (two weeks ago) link

see! i am innocent

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 02:33 (two weeks ago) link

I was pretty sure Couturier wasn't going to play (and he is not), so I wasn't to positive about this game, but Oscar Lindblom is playing in his first game since Dec. 7 and two months since his last cancer treatment and I am hyped as fuck.

Of course I've got Flyers-Devils Gm.7 ECF 2000 Lindros vibes and the ghost of Scott Stevens.

James Gandolfini the Grey (PBKR), Thursday, 3 September 2020 23:10 (two weeks ago) link

I've really liked AV as a coach but his challenges in this series have been suicidal.

James Gandolfini the Grey (PBKR), Friday, 4 September 2020 00:51 (two weeks ago) link

gotta take some shots, so to speak, when you're being outshot 2-1

mookieproof, Friday, 4 September 2020 01:03 (two weeks ago) link

He's 0-3 on challenges and none of them have even been close.

James Gandolfini the Grey (PBKR), Friday, 4 September 2020 01:07 (two weeks ago) link

gotta be aware of the long change in the odd-numbered overtimes

good luck

mookieproof, Friday, 4 September 2020 01:35 (two weeks ago) link

Pure agony

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 September 2020 03:02 (two weeks ago) link

o no

bzzzzt

GAME SEVEN

mookieproof, Friday, 4 September 2020 03:04 (two weeks ago) link

27 years since an (Islander) team got to the ECF, really thought they were going to get it tonight.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 September 2020 03:06 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah.

Flyers have won all their games this series in OT. I'm pretty much good regardless of the outcome of Game 7 because they've shown me some fight in Games 5 and 6.

James Gandolfini the Grey (PBKR), Friday, 4 September 2020 03:07 (two weeks ago) link

xp fuck you for even hinting at the existence of david volek

mookieproof, Friday, 4 September 2020 03:08 (two weeks ago) link

Islanders radio guys are terrific though, pure adrenaline and emotion.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 September 2020 03:08 (two weeks ago) link

Hahaha I remember being on the couch with my father during the Volek goal, one of the favorite sports moments. Almost made up for the Dale hunter hit. It’s been 27 years of nothing close since.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 September 2020 03:11 (two weeks ago) link

*my favorite

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 September 2020 03:11 (two weeks ago) link

ffffyyyyy

mookieproof, Friday, 4 September 2020 03:14 (two weeks ago) link

:)

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 September 2020 03:14 (two weeks ago) link

Did not expect to have three game sevens after they all went 3-1.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 September 2020 04:22 (two weeks ago) link

rip canadia

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 September 2020 03:37 (two weeks ago) link

prop(p)s to the flyers for coming back from 3-1, but that was bad

mookieproof, Sunday, 6 September 2020 02:00 (two weeks ago) link

Let's go Isles! Dominated the game tonight. Really glad to have the 27 year itch scratched.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 6 September 2020 02:04 (two weeks ago) link

Chris King (on the right) may be an acquired taste, but he's been pretty much like this every night on the radio for decades, even during meaningless games when the Isles are getting blown out. Love it. (Greg Picker is also great).

The final minute of regulation from the studio as the #Isles advance to the conference finals for the first time in 27 years! pic.twitter.com/HZZoA4qxnH

— Greg Picker (@GregPickerHere) September 6, 2020

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 6 September 2020 02:41 (two weeks ago) link

so now my options are the isles or a bunch of bullshit sunbelt cities that don't deserve hockey. and maf isn't even playing for vegas

mookieproof, Sunday, 6 September 2020 02:46 (two weeks ago) link

One of my best friends is beside himself with glee, as it was half his lifetime ago the last time the Isles were in the Conf Finals.

That warms my heart

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 September 2020 02:50 (two weeks ago) link

i have decided the isles are my rooting interest bc i hate dallas (holdover late 90's red wings fan hatred + im from south texas so i reflexively hate all things dallas sports) and the cup being in tampa again or vegas sounds like the pits

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Sunday, 6 September 2020 02:56 (two weeks ago) link

Let's go Islanders, win it for Pat Lafontaine

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 7 September 2020 03:20 (two weeks ago) link

okay then

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 02:50 (one week ago) link

Yikes

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 02:52 (one week ago) link

we should probably just be grateful that they shit the bed last year

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 03:05 (one week ago) link

19:51

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 September 2020 02:47 (one week ago) link

rick bowness leading a team to the stanley cup finals is really trashing the idea that having a smart coach matters

mookieproof, Sunday, 13 September 2020 03:23 (one week ago) link

Happy for the Stars, if only because absolutely no one gave them a chance to win the last two series.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 03:00 (six days ago) link

puck-over-the-glass PPG in overtime, naturally

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 03:28 (six days ago) link

they should really only call that when the player is conceivably delaying the game

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 04:53 (six days ago) link

Isles got some fight left. Going to be really tough to win 2 more, but enjoying this tonight.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 04:08 (five days ago) link

one of my besties couldn't even bring himself to watch it on his big tv, would only watch on the corner of his phone. msged me every 5 minutes shitting.

he is jubilant rn. hope they pull off the miracle.

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 04:10 (five days ago) link

weird that we don't have any lightning fans on this here board

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 04:39 (five days ago) link

Varly's victory slide already classic

SLIDING INTO GAME 6 LIKE… pic.twitter.com/iUSsC2UC3Y

— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 16, 2020

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 04:41 (five days ago) link

I'm rooting for the Isles. Fuck all sunbelt expansion teams.

James Gandolfini the Grey (PBKR), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 12:38 (five days ago) link

they should really only call that when the player is conceivably delaying the game

refs gathering around the ipad, zooming in to get a good look at the player's eyes to suss out intent while the cheeky soundguy plays "anticipation" over the pa.

andrew m., Wednesday, 16 September 2020 15:08 (five days ago) link

i'm not necessarily against puck-over-the-glass being a penalty. i just object to the fact that the refs can and will choose to let more egregious things slide depending on the game situation, but this silly thing is called because it's black-and-white.

(tbf, both these last two games had penalties called with under six to go in the third, and i'm surprised beauvillier got a double minor, so good for them)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 15:53 (five days ago) link

if you think Whitecloud intended to hit that puck into the stands, I don't know what to tell ya xp

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 17:29 (five days ago) link

https://grantland.com/the-triangle/is-the-puck-over-glass-rule-the-dumbest-regulation-in-sports/

Like most dumb problems, the solution for this one is easy: Treat any puck shot into the stands the same as icing — which, it should be pointed out, usually involves shooting the puck out of your own zone to relieve the pressure and is therefore essentially the exact same thing. You have a faceoff in the defensive zone, the defending team doesn’t get to change lines, and off we go. No worrying about whether the puck clipped the glass, no trying to triangulate whether it might have crossed into neutral airspace over the bench, and no trying to explain to new fans why shooting the puck over there is treated differently from shooting it over there.

And if you’re really worried about an outbreak of players shooting pucks into the stands (which, again, has never been a significant issue before), then you can let the referees hand out penalties for really obvious cases. They could make the call using their own judgment. There’s even a precedent for that: Virtually every other penalty in the rulebook.

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 17:30 (five days ago) link

I've been living in Canada for 8 years and I didn't understand this rule till just now

rascal clobber (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 17:31 (five days ago) link

we should be handing out pamphlets at the airport

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 17:33 (five days ago) link

it wouldn't break my heart if they treated it like icing.

andrew m., Thursday, 17 September 2020 14:23 (four days ago) link

where the main punishment is you stay on the ice tired.

andrew m., Thursday, 17 September 2020 14:24 (four days ago) link

I guess I always assumed part of the penalty was for endangering spectators by putting the puck over the glass

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 17 September 2020 18:53 (four days ago) link

if defenders have time to wind up a slapshot, they're probably not going to use/miss the glass -- it's weaker stuff. plus there are nets now.

pretty sure the whole thing was a chickenshit way to get more power plays/increase scoring without the refs having to bear the burden of making judgment calls

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 September 2020 19:00 (four days ago) link


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