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Did Babcock deserve the sacking?

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Postby Tarsonis » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:10 pm

With Kaboomlandia’s blessing, I’m rebooting the Hockey Thread.
This is the megathread for the 2019-20 NHL season, as well as all things ice hockey-related. Discussion is welcome here by all hockey fans.

Congratulations to the St. Louis Blues for winning their first Stanley Cup!

In other news, what the hell is happening in Jersey?
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Postby Emulation White » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:13 pm

Heh, New Jersey speaks for itself. I project the Lightning as potential SC winners. They're shaky now, but I attribute that to the depth and talent of their roster. Once they get a feel for their lines and find their identity, I think they're a complete team that will be a puck possession specialist down the stretch.

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Postby United Kingdom of Poland » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:14 pm

Sabres win 4-0 over the stars and rookie Victor Olofssen set an NHL by scoring his first 7 goals on the powerplay... so this is what it feels like to have a real team again.

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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:28 pm

Emulation White wrote:I project the Lightning as potential SC winners.

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Postby Elejamie » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:31 pm

Tarsonis wrote:In other news, what the hell is happening in Jersey?


A plane had to make an emergency landing there and they revealed the new name for a reservoir.

Oh, wait, you mean the other Jersey. Yeah, they're either giving us a hint of what to expect during the season or they're making sure everyone lets their guard down before absolutely dominating the Eastern Conference come January. On the upside for any Devils fans here, at least it's 0-4-2 and not 0-6-0.

Emulation White wrote:Heh, New Jersey speaks for itself. I project the Lightning as potential SC winners. They're shaky now, but I attribute that to the depth and talent of their roster. Once they get a feel for their lines and find their identity, I think they're a complete team that will be a puck possession specialist down the stretch.


Considering their massive chokejob last season, I have severe doubts that they will. Unless they buckle down and concentrate on each game as if it was a playoff game, try and avoid playing down to their competition and anything else they need to do to make up for that dismal sweep, I've got no real faith in them.

As for my picks? I'd say the Sharks simply because we've had two Legacies of Failure broken in a row now (first Caps then Blues) so it won't be too much of a surprise if San Jose finally lift the Stanley Cup? As for serious guesses? Not entirely sure but I'm not ruling out Carolina, Boston or Vegas. Then again, we've got plenty of months to find out how wrong I am.
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Postby Emulation White » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:36 pm

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
Emulation White wrote:I project the Lightning as potential SC winners.

You must be new to Hockey


Nope, just homerism and a hot take. Just wait for mid-season...you'll see.

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Postby Tarsonis » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:13 pm

Emulation White wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:You must be new to Hockey


Nope, just homerism and a hot take. Just wait for mid-season...you'll see.


It’s not mid season that’s the problem, it’s the first round of the playoffs
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Postby Emulation White » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:45 pm

Tarsonis wrote:
Emulation White wrote:
Nope, just homerism and a hot take. Just wait for mid-season...you'll see.


It’s not mid season that’s the problem, it’s the first round of the playoffs


It's a new year. I'm not going to ignore talent because of a sweep. They'll either change or they won't, either way projections are based on an analysis of potential, so I'm comfortable with mine, regardless.

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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:16 pm

Emulation White wrote:
Tarsonis wrote:
It’s not mid season that’s the problem, it’s the first round of the playoffs


It's a new year. I'm not going to ignore talent because of a sweep. They'll either change or they won't, either way projections are based on an analysis of potential, so I'm comfortable with mine, regardless.

They could win 82 games and it'd still be a safer bet to pick the other team.
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Postby Idzequitch » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:46 am

Well, the Sharks got Patrick Marleau back. But also we've been pretty sucky thus far in the season. Gotta hope that changes.
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Despite the decent start, it might be a long, harsh season for the Ducks. :(
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Postby Tarsonis » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:52 pm

And the Islanders do the most Islanders thing and blow a third period 3 goal lead to snap their winning streak.
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Ameriganastan wrote:Good riddance.


Yeah can’t say I was a fan of him
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Ameriganastan wrote:Good riddance.

Agreed.

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Emulation White wrote:Heh, New Jersey speaks for itself. I project the Lightning as potential SC winners. They're shaky now, but I attribute that to the depth and talent of their roster. Once they get a feel for their lines and find their identity, I think they're a complete team that will be a puck possession specialist down the stretch.

If the Lightning don't get swept by a mere wild-card them, then yes, they can be in the conversation for potential cup winners.
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A six game win streak brings the Sharks back to the .500 mark. Now I just have to hope and pray that this success is sustainable and they can claw back in among the postseason contenders.
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Tarsonis wrote:https://6abc.com/sports/nhl-power-rankings-1-31-poll-plus-preseason-expectations-vs-reality/5679999/


This list is a freaking joke.



They're just plain wrong. The article claims that the Ducks are "bad at tanking". This is not true; they're actually quite good at it.
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Idzequitch wrote:A six game win streak brings the Sharks back to the .500 mark. Now I just have to hope and pray that this success is sustainable and they can claw back in among the postseason contenders.


I have the same hopes about the Rangers. I think we might be in the same boat though.
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