1. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Okay Boston had enough time to enjoy the cup and now it's time to put up or shut up if they want to keep it , lol .(sorry Tina)

    Training camp starts in less than 3 weeks and some teams have made dramatic changes to their rosters or at least the new draftee's will make a valiant effort to crack the starting roster .

    Just going to post articles of interest as often as I can find interesting enough one's to read and look forward to hearing what others are expecting or hoping for this season .

    Of note to me is that Pronger will be a scratch for the start of the season with Philadelphia .

    TORONTO -- Winnipeg Jets forward Rick Rypien has been found dead in his Alberta home.
    http://forum.xnxx.com/newthread.php?do=postthread&f=5

    An important rule change that is being looked at really hard :
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    One of the interesting rules that the league’s brass and general managers took a look at today was the Delayed Penalty Rule. The added wrinkle would require a team to not only gain possession of the puck, but to also get the puck out of their own zone before the referee blows the play dead. Think of all of those tense moments when fans are yelling for the team to just touch the puck; now they’d be yelling to not only touch the puck, but get possession, and completely clear the puck.

    A very informative link to hockey news :
    http://www.nhl.com/

    PS ......... welcome to the Winnipeg Jets , enjoy your five year stay before you go under again , lol .

    NHL Rumors

     
  2. umpire2

    umpire2 Share-Man of the Board

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    Repeats are tough to do, but I am hoping for a good season, and once the play-offs begin-----who knows???


    GO BRUINS!!!
     
  3. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Possible changes to the nets will allow for more scoring opportunities and players are generally positive about it . Goalie's are another story though and will have a harder time moving laterally to defend against a "wrap around" goal . It will only add 4 inches behind the net but that is a huge area that allows for more stick handling room . A verification line set 3 inches in the net will help off ice officials as well .

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=587064
     
  4. CFH420

    CFH420 Porn Star

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    The canadians got whooped at their own sport by a bunch of irish kids. HAHAHAHA.
     
  5. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Well if we are going to get our asses kicked ........... the Irish are as good as anyone to lay the boots to someone , lol .

    Funny guy , those "Irish" you talk about are 2/3rd's of the team and they are actually Canadian .......... so technically we kicked our own asses , lol ........ eh .
     
  6. curiousgirl

    curiousgirl No straight lines. Insistently curious.

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    I realize that higher scores mean more fans and thus more revenue. But I'm with the goalies on this one.

    And Sidney Crosby isn't looking good :(
     
  7. baller16

    baller16 Porn Star Banned!

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    Of course they make the nets bigger.. the first time we have a real goalie in a decade.

    Bastards.
     
  8. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    LOL .......... that was my exact thought when I first read it .
     
  9. curiousgirl

    curiousgirl No straight lines. Insistently curious.

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    Can we make the net bigger just in Philly?
     
  10. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Everyone has stayed pretty closed mouthed about this one and even Sidney isn't saying anything as of yet but here is the latest news as of Aug. 15/11

    Sidney Crosby is training as if he will start the Penguins' season opener on Oct. 6. His status is still up in the air, however, with rumors flying that lingering symptoms from the concussion he suffered in January will hold him back. Pens' general manager Ray Shero wouldn't comment either way on Crosby's status, emphasizing only that the star center has "been going very hard."
    http://www.sbnation.com/2011/8/15/2...cussion-status-pittsburgh-penguins/in/1683880

    I totally agree that the shallower net will make it a lot bigger for the goalie's and it will be up to the defensemen to pick up that slack and help out their goalie's . The fans will definitely be the beneficiaries of this one . It isn't written in stone as of yet though and may still need some tweeking to become "law" .
     
  11. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Maybe , lol ......... our new goalie might just be that good and be able to handle it .
     
  12. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Just as long as no-one has another brainfart and comes up with another "Fox Puck" idea , lol .

    If you are to stupid you see a group of guys all skating in a certain direction and not know that they are chasing the puck , you should stick to something like basketball where it is almost impossible to lose sight of the ball , lol .
     
  13. curiousgirl

    curiousgirl No straight lines. Insistently curious.

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    Jeez no kidding! I hated watching those games!
     
  14. AZRIEL

    AZRIEL BROTHER GRIM

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  15. RandyKnight

    RandyKnight Have Gun, Will Travel

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    80% of the Boston team are Canadians....
     
  16. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Canadian yes but they still represent their respective American teams with pride .

    Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia -- Talk about an organizational change: The Flyers traded away their top two centers (Jeff Carter and Mike Richards) while signing arguably the best goaltender on the market in Bryzgalov. The Flyers haven't had consistent, top-level goaltending in years, but that's what they're expecting from Bryzgalov, who left Phoenix to sign a nine-year deal. Bryzgalov will have more offensive support than he had with the Coyotes, but he'll also be under more pressure to produce while playing for a team with much higher expectations.

    Philly will definitely have some better opportunities to improve and maybe put less pressure on their defense to pick up the slack for "decent" at best goal tending last season . This should allow for a slightly different strategy in the offense department as well . Other teams that will see dramatic changes might include the Oilers where the re-acquisition of Ryan Smyth will help newer and future stars to pick up their game some . The Panthers went and did some house cleaning as well .
     
  17. RandyKnight

    RandyKnight Have Gun, Will Travel

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    The Boston team aint a bunch of Irish kids...
     
  18. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Don't know if anyone has been paying attention to the pre-season in NHL hockey but they are using a new rule that involves the "delayed penalty" where now not only does the team causing the infraction need to touch the puck to blow the play dead , but they also need to clear their zone completely and until they do the opposing team gets a man advantage by pulling their goalie and the play can go on for some time due to this rule change and increase the chance of the opposing team scoring on the penalized team .

    It is just another way of getting more excitement for the fans and also to try and send a message not to take unnecessary penalties (yes there are times when taking a penalty is the only way)
     
  19. BrandiDelicious

    BrandiDelicious Luscious Lips

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    I know and it is so funny that most Americans don't realize this.
     
  20. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    I can't remember a year when I have seen so many fights in the pre-season with all the great new talent trying to impress and being full of piss and vinegar they get a little to wound up and all hell breaks loose on the ice .

    Personally I have no problem with a couple guys going toe to toe on the ice but am always aware that one day soon one fight will end with dire results , ending a potentially great career in the blink of an eye .

    Suspensions are being handed down quickly as well by of all people Brendan Shanahan who never was in the running for the Lady Bing Trophy . He was swift to send Leblond from the Calgary Flames packing (4 pre-season and one regular season game) and Shelley of the Philadelphia Flyers as well (5 pre-season and 5 regular season games).

    Some days I almost think he is picking on me since his handy work has happened to the 2 teams that I am most closely related with .

    Shani was an all around good player and doesn't have much skin left on his knuckles to this day and who better to carry a big stick and stop bullshit hits from behind that you are considered lucky if you come out of it with just a few cuts and a broken nose .