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Who is your pick to win the Stanley Cup?

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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:35 pm

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Impaled Nazarene wrote:Have all the Canadian teams been launched into the Great Lakes yet or are the ropes made from Joe Thorton and Brent Burns' beard hair not holding up to the requirements of the trebuchet?

Winnipeg will win the Cup next year, just you watch

Who the fuck is Winnipeg? They haven't had a team since 96.
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Postby Camicon » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:59 pm

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
United City States of Oceania wrote:Winnipeg will win the Cup next year, just you watch

Who the fuck is Winnipeg? They haven't had a team since 96.

Fuck off with that bullshit bait.
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Postby Tarsonis » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:03 pm

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
United City States of Oceania wrote:Winnipeg will win the Cup next year, just you watch

Who the fuck is Winnipeg? They haven't had a team since 96.
Camicon wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:Who the fuck is Winnipeg? They haven't had a team since 96.

Fuck off with that bullshit bait.
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Postby United City States of Oceania » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:12 am

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
United City States of Oceania wrote:Winnipeg will win the Cup next year, just you watch

Who the fuck is Winnipeg? They haven't had a team since 96.

Just stop.
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No that had attractive people

This is the realistic version of that movie, then.


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I wouldn't give him a f**king cockroach to look after. He'd probably nominate it for SCOTUS.

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Postby Tarsonis » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:08 pm

Looks like Barry decided to go out on top.
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:12 pm

Tarsonis wrote:Looks like Barry decided to go out on top.

If hockey lifespan for all time greats didn't seem to stretch to the 40s i'd half expect Ovi to retire.
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Postby Union of Socialist Alpine Republics » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:09 pm

Well the draft is coming soon and I made a 62 picks mock draft which has been shared in "le grand club de RDS". RDS is like TSN's sister station and they has a "grand club" where hockey fans can blog about hockey. So I've posted my mock draft over there. Here's the top 10:

1. Buffalo Sabres - Rasmus Dahlin - D - Frölunda HC
2. Carolina Hurricanes - Andrei Svechnikov – AD – Barrie Colts
3. Montréal Canadiens - Filip Zadina – AD – Halifax Mooseheads
4. Ottawa Senators - Oliver Wahlstrom – AD/C – USA U18
5. Arizona Coyotes - Quinn Hughes – D – Michigan Wolverines
6. Detroit Red Wings - Adam Boqvist – D – Brynas IF
7. Vancouver Canucks - Brady Tkachuk – AG/C – Boston University Terriers
8. Chicago BlackHawks - Jesperi Kotkaniemi – C/AG – Porin Ässät
9. New York Rangers - Evan Bouchard – D – London Knights
10. Edmonton Oilers - Noah Dobson – D – Titan d’Acadie-Bathurst

The rest of my 62 picks (two rounds) mock draft can be viewed here: https://www.rds.ca/grand-club/billet/le ... -1.6151845

Please note that I've translated team names in French and comments are also in French. :D
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Postby Gim » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:56 am

Union of Socialist Alpine Republics wrote:Well the draft is coming soon and I made a 62 picks mock draft which has been shared in "le grand club de RDS". RDS is like TSN's sister station and they has a "grand club" where hockey fans can blog about hockey. So I've posted my mock draft over there. Here's the top 10:

1. Buffalo Sabres - Rasmus Dahlin - D - Frölunda HC
2. Carolina Hurricanes - Andrei Svechnikov – AD – Barrie Colts
3. Montréal Canadiens - Filip Zadina – AD – Halifax Mooseheads
4. Ottawa Senators - Oliver Wahlstrom – AD/C – USA U18
5. Arizona Coyotes - Quinn Hughes – D – Michigan Wolverines
6. Detroit Red Wings - Adam Boqvist – D – Brynas IF
7. Vancouver Canucks - Brady Tkachuk – AG/C – Boston University Terriers
8. Chicago BlackHawks - Jesperi Kotkaniemi – C/AG – Porin Ässät
9. New York Rangers - Evan Bouchard – D – London Knights
10. Edmonton Oilers - Noah Dobson – D – Titan d’Acadie-Bathurst

The rest of my 62 picks (two rounds) mock draft can be viewed here: https://www.rds.ca/grand-club/billet/le ... -1.6151845

Please note that I've translated team names in French and comments are also in French. :D


I don't know if Zadina is going to stay at 3rd OA place.
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Postby United City States of Oceania » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:27 pm

Union of Socialist Alpine Republics wrote:Well the draft is coming soon and I made a 62 picks mock draft which has been shared in "le grand club de RDS". RDS is like TSN's sister station and they has a "grand club" where hockey fans can blog about hockey. So I've posted my mock draft over there. Here's the top 10:

1. Buffalo Sabres - Rasmus Dahlin - D - Frölunda HC
2. Carolina Hurricanes - Andrei Svechnikov – AD – Barrie Colts
3. Montréal Canadiens - Filip Zadina – AD – Halifax Mooseheads
4. Ottawa Senators - Oliver Wahlstrom – AD/C – USA U18
5. Arizona Coyotes - Quinn Hughes – D – Michigan Wolverines
6. Detroit Red Wings - Adam Boqvist – D – Brynas IF
7. Vancouver Canucks - Brady Tkachuk – AG/C – Boston University Terriers
8. Chicago BlackHawks - Jesperi Kotkaniemi – C/AG – Porin Ässät
9. New York Rangers - Evan Bouchard – D – London Knights
10. Edmonton Oilers - Noah Dobson – D – Titan d’Acadie-Bathurst

The rest of my 62 picks (two rounds) mock draft can be viewed here: https://www.rds.ca/grand-club/billet/le ... -1.6151845

Please note that I've translated team names in French and comments are also in French. :D

I don't see Tkachuk being taken 7th. I personally think that he will go 4th or 5th.
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Infected Mushroom wrote:Would you give your kid to the Donald? Why or why not?

I wouldn't give him a f**king cockroach to look after. He'd probably nominate it for SCOTUS.

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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:03 pm

Buffalo could draft Gretzky and Hull and still not make the playoffs. That team is a shit show. They have less dignity than the Habs which is saying something.
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Postby New Raffica » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:33 pm

I'm glad the Canucks' got Hughes, you could tell Benning was pretty excited about it
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Postby United Kingdom of Poland » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:19 pm

Impaled Nazarene wrote:Buffalo could draft Gretzky and Hull and still not make the playoffs. That team is a shit show. They have less dignity than the Habs which is saying something.

what did they do now

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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:38 pm

United Kingdom of Poland wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:Buffalo could draft Gretzky and Hull and still not make the playoffs. That team is a shit show. They have less dignity than the Habs which is saying something.

what did they do now

They exist. Well to be fair their doom is spelled with 6 letters: P e g u l a
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Many democracies are oligarchies.
Therefore, many dictatorships are democracies."

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Genivaria wrote:"WHY!? Why do this!? Thousands of planets and trillions of innocent lives gone! For what!?"
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Postby United Kingdom of Poland » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:47 pm

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
United Kingdom of Poland wrote:what did they do now

They exist. Well to be fair their doom is spelled with 6 letters: P e g u l a

I'd say they have more of at to exist than that money pit that bettman still thinks is a viable market known as the Arizona Coyotes.

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Postby The Royal Kingdom of Quebec » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:23 am

First 2 picks did not surprise me. Dahlin and Svechnikov were that good.

TORONRO GETTING SANDIN. WOW.

Also, wtf were Ottawa and Montreal thinking? Montreal not getting a very skilled forward in Zadina will probably lead to another issues with Habs not being able to score. As for Ottawa, Tkachuk's a good forward, a top 6-8 range pick but 4th overall? Gotta be kidding me.
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Postby Shofercia » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:46 am

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
United Kingdom of Poland wrote:what did they do now

They exist. Well to be fair their doom is spelled with 6 letters: P e g u l a


To be fair, the Sabres don't have the worst owner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmz4lQu-vLg
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Postby United Kingdom of Poland » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:48 am

Shofercia wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:They exist. Well to be fair their doom is spelled with 6 letters: P e g u l a


To be fair, the Sabres don't have the worst owner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmz4lQu-vLg

Honestly Tim Murray was the bigger problem for the sabres, as well as falling for the Eichel trap.

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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:16 am

Shofercia wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:They exist. Well to be fair their doom is spelled with 6 letters: P e g u l a


To be fair, the Sabres don't have the worst owner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmz4lQu-vLg

That's not fair. All Canadian teams barring the Leafs have shitty owners and management. That or the Leafs are just really good at spiting your typical Canadian ownership incompetence.
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Postby United Kingdom of Poland » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:05 am

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
Shofercia wrote:
To be fair, the Sabres don't have the worst owner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmz4lQu-vLg

That's not fair. All Canadian teams barring the Leafs have shitty owners and management. That or the Leafs are just really good at spiting your typical Canadian ownership incompetence.

Their just in a weak division that gift wraps them a playoff spot.

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Postby United Kingdom of Poland » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:36 pm

So apparently the draft had a deal on swedish defenseman... because we ended up with three. Also apparently the plan this offseason is to run Lehner out of town, can't say I'll miss him.

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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:52 pm

Really Pittsburgh? You have some of the strongest center play in the history of Hockey and you draft 3 OF THEM WHEN YOUR WINGS SHAT THEMSELVES AND THE DEFENSE JUST DIDN'T GIVE A SHIT? Fucking hell you deserve to become the new Anaheim Ducks.
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Therefore, many dictatorships are democracies."

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Postby Shofercia » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:20 pm

Kings sign Kovalchuk: http://www.latimes.com/sports/kings/la- ... story.html

...needing a finisher following a first-round exit, the Kings agreed to terms Saturday with the 35-year-old Kovalchuk on a three-year contract worth $18.75 million. The $6.25 million annual payout... The Kings cannot sign Kovalchuk until free agency begins July 1. But securing him sets off a chain reaction on the market and represents a bold move by the Kings in beating out reported suitors the San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins... having won the Kontinental Hockey League’s scoring title for St. Petersburg last season, and claiming most valuable player of the 2018 Winter Olympics, which did not include NHL players... Kovalchuk is not known as a defensive player, which runs in heavy contrast to the Kings’ philosophy of two-way play. But his hands and shot mentality, alongside Kopitar and Jeff Carter, warrant the risk.


Fuck yeah! I should add that Kovalchuk is very motivated to play, as the only major title that's missing from his resume is the Stanley Cup. His other titles:

Gagarin Cup Winner, 2015 & 2017
Olympic Champion, 2018
World Championship Gold Medalist, 2008 & 2009
Euro Hockey Tour Winner, 2017

There's only one thing missing, and he wants it, badly. Did I mention that winning that also gets him into the Triple Gold Club?
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Postby Camicon » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:26 pm

Shofercia wrote:Kings sign Kovalchuk: http://www.latimes.com/sports/kings/la- ... story.html

...needing a finisher following a first-round exit, the Kings agreed to terms Saturday with the 35-year-old Kovalchuk on a three-year contract worth $18.75 million. The $6.25 million annual payout... The Kings cannot sign Kovalchuk until free agency begins July 1. But securing him sets off a chain reaction on the market and represents a bold move by the Kings in beating out reported suitors the San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins... having won the Kontinental Hockey League’s scoring title for St. Petersburg last season, and claiming most valuable player of the 2018 Winter Olympics, which did not include NHL players... Kovalchuk is not known as a defensive player, which runs in heavy contrast to the Kings’ philosophy of two-way play. But his hands and shot mentality, alongside Kopitar and Jeff Carter, warrant the risk.


Fuck yeah! I should add that Kovalchuk is very motivated to play, as the only major title that's missing from his resume is the Stanley Cup. His other titles:

Gagarin Cup Winner, 2015 & 2017
Olympic Champion, 2018
World Championship Gold Medalist, 2008 & 2009
Euro Hockey Tour Winner, 2017

There's only one thing missing, and he wants it, badly. Did I mention that winning that also gets him into the Triple Gold Club?

I think this is a contract the Kings will regret. Kovalchuk hasn't played in the NHL for years, he's older, and the game is younger and faster than ever.
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Postby Shofercia » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:16 am

Camicon wrote:
Shofercia wrote:Kings sign Kovalchuk: http://www.latimes.com/sports/kings/la- ... story.html



Fuck yeah! I should add that Kovalchuk is very motivated to play, as the only major title that's missing from his resume is the Stanley Cup. His other titles:

Gagarin Cup Winner, 2015 & 2017
Olympic Champion, 2018
World Championship Gold Medalist, 2008 & 2009
Euro Hockey Tour Winner, 2017

There's only one thing missing, and he wants it, badly. Did I mention that winning that also gets him into the Triple Gold Club?

I think this is a contract the Kings will regret. Kovalchuk hasn't played in the NHL for years, he's older, and the game is younger and faster than ever.


True, but he's a proven goal scorer, who's found a way to score from any position, and to top it off, he's a powerplay specialist. Also, he's only getting $6.25 million, rather than the $10 million he was offered to play for a non-contending team. He can also play 4 on 4, and 4 on 3, just ask Canada :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foiE5l4j6ug (7 mins into it)
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Postby Camicon » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:54 pm

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Camicon wrote:I think this is a contract the Kings will regret. Kovalchuk hasn't played in the NHL for years, he's older, and the game is younger and faster than ever.


True, but he's a proven goal scorer, who's found a way to score from any position, and to top it off, he's a powerplay specialist. Also, he's only getting $6.25 million, rather than the $10 million he was offered to play for a non-contending team. He can also play 4 on 4, and 4 on 3, just ask Canada :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foiE5l4j6ug (7 mins into it)

Your dig might actually mean something if it wasn't referencing something from a decade ago.

Whatever Kovalchuk has done in the past, he's not that player anymore. And with so much time spent away from the NHL, I'm not sure anybody really knows what kind of player he'll be once he comes back.
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