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Will there be another NHL lockout this season?

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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Neoteny on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:48 pm

My new Tampa team won, though it wasn't pretty at all. I don't want to talk about the Blues.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Army of GOD on Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:33 am

Flyers and then Rangers...two tough games in a row.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Gillipig on Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:06 am

Impressive first game in Dallas by Jagr, the old man still got it!
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Army of GOD on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:59 pm

f*ck THE MAPLE LEAFS
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Gillipig on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:53 am

Army of GOD wrote:The Maple Leafs fucked the Penguins!

Yes son, they did. Get over it.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby DoomYoshi on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:41 am

Army of GOD wrote:f*ck THE MAPLE LEAFS


Considering we lost Lupul, we are fucked. Don't you be worrying none, your Pens are still going to Rock the Casbah this year.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby tzor on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:19 pm

Speaking of ... The Islanders just won over the Male Leafs and now they have a 2-1 record. =D>
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Army of GOD on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:54 pm

The season is a hell of a lot more exciting with the shorter schedule. Every game matters that much more.

Except when you play the Islanders. The games still don't matter then.

I'm sort of disappointed they'll be moving to Brooklyn because then I can't buy ass-cheap tickets to see them play the Penguins (was 7 rows from the glass for 30 bucks last week).
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby tzor on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:49 pm

Army of GOD wrote:Except when you play the Islanders. The games still don't matter then.


Bullshit! The Islanders can still beat the Rangers, even if it is a shootout. :twisted:
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Army of GOD on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:22 am

tzor wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:Except when you play the Islanders. The games still don't matter then.


Bullshit! The Islanders can still beat the Rangers, even if it is a shootout. :twisted:


Yeah but the Rangers suck.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby xeno on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:38 am

Army of GOD wrote:
tzor wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:Except when you play the Islanders. The games still don't matter then.


Bullshit! The Islanders can still beat the Rangers, even if it is a shootout. :twisted:


Yeah but the Rangers suck.

Yeah but so does hockey
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Army of GOD on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:38 am

xeno wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:
tzor wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:Except when you play the Islanders. The games still don't matter then.


Bullshit! The Islanders can still beat the Rangers, even if it is a shootout. :twisted:


Yeah but the Rangers suck.

Yeah but so does hockey


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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby xeno on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:24 am

Army of GOD wrote:
xeno wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:
tzor wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:Except when you play the Islanders. The games still don't matter then.


Bullshit! The Islanders can still beat the Rangers, even if it is a shootout. :twisted:


Yeah but the Rangers suck.

Yeah but so does hockey


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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Timminz on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:26 pm

Yeah, c'mon guys! Everyone knows the only decent sports are the ones where men where skin-tight pants.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby tzor on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:53 pm

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Army of GOD wrote:Except when you play the Islanders. The games still don't matter then.


Bullshit! The Islanders can still beat the Rangers, even if it is a shootout. :twisted:


Yeah but the Rangers suck.


The Rangers are currently ranked 8th in the conference (out of 15) and 17th in the league (out of 30) so if half of the NHL teams suck, then you are correct. I mean not everyone can be Penguins. (Say it fast and you know why Peng Wins!)
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby DoomYoshi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:22 pm

tzor wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:
tzor wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:Except when you play the Islanders. The games still don't matter then.


Bullshit! The Islanders can still beat the Rangers, even if it is a shootout. :twisted:


Yeah but the Rangers suck.


The Rangers are currently ranked 8th in the conference (out of 15) and 17th in the league (out of 30) so if half of the NHL teams suck, then you are correct. I mean not everyone can be Penguins. (Say it fast and you know why Peng Wins!)


Half of the teams do suck...

Definition of suck: not in the playoffs.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby tzor on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:35 pm

DoomYoshi wrote:Definition of suck: not in the playoffs.


Good thing we are not talking about baseball then. Frankly I think the NHL playoff system is a joke as it is; too many teams are in the so called "playoffs." It's practically a second season.

P.S. I've also leaked preemptive information about you to Chicago Cubs fans. May God have mercy upon your soul.

P.P.S. Rangers are currently ranked 7 ... if the standings continue they will be in the playoffs; therefore they cannot suck by your definition.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Army of GOD on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:14 am

what a heart-wrenching game. Vokoun played like a dead dog.

The only team I fear in the playoffs are the Flyers and not because they're better. They just play really well in Pittsburgh. I think we only have 1 win against them in the new arena?
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Army of GOD on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:07 am

Malkin =(
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby xeno on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:15 am

Seriously though what's the point of a sport that's only available to a third of the world.
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Postby Lil_SlimShady on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:31 am

xeno wrote:Seriously though what's the point of a sport that's only available to a third of the world.

I dont think you mean the sport, maybe the league? Hockey is big in Russia and Canada (two largest countries in the world) plus Usa, Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan throughout the previous century. This pretty much makes it available in half of the world. The rest of the world isnt interested in hockey because it is too cost ineffective to build hockey rinks and provide the service due to the geographical constraints.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby xeno on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:53 am

Lil_SlimShady wrote:
xeno wrote:Seriously though what's the point of a sport that's only available to a third of the world.

I dont think you mean the sport, maybe the league? Hockey is big in Russia and Canada (two largest countries in the world) plus Usa, Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan throughout the previous century. This pretty much makes it available in half of the world. The rest of the world isnt interested in hockey because it is too cost ineffective to build hockey rinks and provide the service due to the geographical constraints.

No I mean the sport, obviously television makes the league accessible to the entire globe but what's the point of watching a game you've never played and never can play? You hockey fans can never answer this question. I do enjoy the fights but there's boxing if I want to watch that sort of thing
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Lil_SlimShady on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:56 pm

xeno wrote:
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xeno wrote:Seriously though what's the point of a sport that's only available to a third of the world.

I dont think you mean the sport, maybe the league? Hockey is big in Russia and Canada (two largest countries in the world) plus Usa, Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan throughout the previous century. This pretty much makes it available in half of the world. The rest of the world isnt interested in hockey because it is too cost ineffective to build hockey rinks and provide the service due to the geographical constraints.

No I mean the sport, obviously television makes the league accessible to the entire globe but what's the point of watching a game you've never played and never can play? You hockey fans can never answer this question. I do enjoy the fights but there's boxing if I want to watch that sort of thing


Your logic can be extended to so many sports then. What about biathlon, cross country skiing, snowboarding? Most of the world does not have the possibility to promote those sports yet they are part of the Olympics. The only sport that you can safely say is accessible to all of the world is football (soccer) because all you need to play that is a field and a ball.
To answer your question, there is no point of watching a game you have never played and never will play but hockey is not broadcasting for people like that. There is a specific market segment that is interested in hockey and they are the ones that demand it and watch it. I don't think anyone places hockey as one of the global sports but that doesnt make it any less irrelevant. It's not curling.
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby xeno on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:08 pm

Lil_SlimShady wrote:
xeno wrote:
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xeno wrote:Seriously though what's the point of a sport that's only available to a third of the world.

I dont think you mean the sport, maybe the league? Hockey is big in Russia and Canada (two largest countries in the world) plus Usa, Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan throughout the previous century. This pretty much makes it available in half of the world. The rest of the world isnt interested in hockey because it is too cost ineffective to build hockey rinks and provide the service due to the geographical constraints.

No I mean the sport, obviously television makes the league accessible to the entire globe but what's the point of watching a game you've never played and never can play? You hockey fans can never answer this question. I do enjoy the fights but there's boxing if I want to watch that sort of thing


Your logic can be extended to so many sports then. What about biathlon, cross country skiing, snowboarding? Most of the world does not have the possibility to promote those sports yet they are part of the Olympics. The only sport that you can safely say is accessible to all of the world is football (soccer) because all you need to play that is a field and a ball.
To answer your question, there is no point of watching a game you have never played and never will play but hockey is not broadcasting for people like that. There is a specific market segment that is interested in hockey and they are the ones that demand it and watch it. I don't think anyone places hockey as one of the global sports but that doesnt make it any less irrelevant. It's not curling.

I think it's a lot more irrelevant than most of you have deluded yourselves into thinking. The best athletes in the world don't have ice rinks in their neighborhood
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Re: NHL Lockout?

Postby Lil_SlimShady on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:33 pm

xeno wrote:
Lil_SlimShady wrote:
xeno wrote:
Lil_SlimShady wrote:
xeno wrote:Seriously though what's the point of a sport that's only available to a third of the world.

I dont think you mean the sport, maybe the league? Hockey is big in Russia and Canada (two largest countries in the world) plus Usa, Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan throughout the previous century. This pretty much makes it available in half of the world. The rest of the world isnt interested in hockey because it is too cost ineffective to build hockey rinks and provide the service due to the geographical constraints.

No I mean the sport, obviously television makes the league accessible to the entire globe but what's the point of watching a game you've never played and never can play? You hockey fans can never answer this question. I do enjoy the fights but there's boxing if I want to watch that sort of thing


Your logic can be extended to so many sports then. What about biathlon, cross country skiing, snowboarding? Most of the world does not have the possibility to promote those sports yet they are part of the Olympics. The only sport that you can safely say is accessible to all of the world is football (soccer) because all you need to play that is a field and a ball.
To answer your question, there is no point of watching a game you have never played and never will play but hockey is not broadcasting for people like that. There is a specific market segment that is interested in hockey and they are the ones that demand it and watch it. I don't think anyone places hockey as one of the global sports but that doesnt make it any less irrelevant. It's not curling.

I think it's a lot more irrelevant than most of you have deluded yourselves into thinking. The best athletes in the world don't have ice rinks in their neighborhood


But how can you compare athletes from different sports and what is the criteria for deciding who is the "best" athlete? It is like trying to compare classical and modern art, or two movies from different genres. Hockey players are skilled in one category while, lets say, football players are skilled in another. It's apples and oranges. And hockey is not as irrelevant as you might think. It has a higher fanbase/participation rate and is more widespread than some of the other sports which are concentrated in only one area (ex: American football). Also, throughout the 20th century, hockey was used as a non-violent means of deciding national superiority (USSR vs Canada vs USA). It reflects well the culture of participating countries and the qualities that that specific culture finds desirable: toughness and determination.
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