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  1. Denver Nuggets New Logos Details, NBA Trademarks Wordmark

    Are the Nuggets the Padres of the NBA? They've had a wide variety of looks and color schemes with a wacky period in the 80's, but keep bouncing around without really sticking. They're going back to the 90's color scheme with yellow taking gold's place - that's good. I like that. Light blue always seemed a tad off for them and Colorado. Uniforms - they just recolored some of the snoozer unis they've been wearing the last season. Bland and uninspiring.
  2. For one, it was obvious in October. It was clear before the season even started that they were going to play the best roster any expansion team has ever been given and ten games in I knew we had a problem. People picked them to finish last or miss the playoffs because it was the safe pick, not because they actually thought the team sucked. No, nobody thought they'd make it to the final, but that they're there now proves they were given a roster that was built too readied. For two, nobody's saying Bettman rigged it for them. We're saying Bettman accidentally disrupted competitive integrity. On the contrary. Again, not saying he rigged anything and there's no conspiracy at play. The generous expansion rules were established out in the open and if you were me last summer you were saying "why do they get a better draw than the last round of expansion?" Bettman's goal was never to get the Knights to the final. His goal was to avoid another Atlanta Thrashers situation and then severely over-corrected and accidentally overshot that by about a million, which is actually right in line with Bettman's track record of ineptitude.
  3. That guy shows up every year when the last Canadian team is eliminated to conspiracize how the league is rigged against the Canadian teams. Nevermind that Edmonton had 4 lottery wins in 6 years, Toronto got Auston Matthews instead of his hometown Coyotes, who Bettman would've rigged the draft for if he was rigging drafts, that Canadian born players 9 times out of 10 don't sign free agent deals with Canadian teams, or the last relocation was from a huge American market to a small Canadian city. Nevermind all of that.
  4. Short Answer: He had 6 goals last year so yes this season was somewhat unexpected, but he was always a good penalty killer and a good rock down the middle on the third line. Long Answer: Due to forwards protected by exemptions or contract stipulations there were more like 4 forwards they wanted to keep over him. In essence because of only 6 goals last year and the protected list and that the team also had to keep VGK from taking the backup goalie as well as up-and-coming forward Josh Anderson, Karlsson was the logical choice to expose and for Vegas to take and that's still true today. BUT that doesn't mean, for the simple minded hockey writers/fans, that the team didn't want him. If VGK doesn't exist he's still a Columbus Blue Jacket and the same can be said for a lot of teams so to say this is a team of castoffs and misfits I find incredibly disingenuous and hockey writers should know better. He's always had 30 goal scorer potential so I'm not as surprised as the national hockey intelligentsia at large that he blew up this year. It makes sense to me that a guy of his ability would be able to benefit statistically with the linemates he's been playing with. And you know what? I do the same deal again even knowing what we know now. His shooting percentage is absurd, VGK (or someone) is going to over-pay him a ton of money and this will be his career year while the guys they made the deal to keep still have good careers in front of them and that deal allowed the Jackets to unload the worst contract in team history to VGK (David Clarkson).
  5. Fascistic? STFU and reread what I wrote. Nowhere did I endorse the league's actions in that hypothetical scenario. I WANTED QUEBEC CITY TO HAVE A TEAM BEFORE LAS VEGAS, NEVADA GOT A TEAM. I STILL THINK IT'S INSANE THAT THEY DON'T HAVE A TEAM. Way to miss my point. I was saying, hypothetically, that the league wouldn't have felt as much of a need to win over the QC market as they did Vegas and therefore the rules wouldn't have been as generous. It would've been wrong on their part. GOOD :censored:ING GRIEF.
  6. No. What everyone thought in October is irrelevant. They've proven in the present that the league messed up. If it were a pure Cinderella story, sure, but it's not. The league jimmied the rules, made it too easy on them, and accidentally handed a championship to a first year team, which is the happening of a low level Arena Football league. It shouldn't be happening in a league like the NHL. If they'd had the same restrictions that the previous expansion teams had I would be fine with it, but competitive integrity was fractured the second the rules were agreed upon. If they'd been in QC they wouldn't have gotten the same rules because establishing hockey with an instant winner wouldn't have been a priority, but let's say it all worked out the same way in Quebec - it's still a farce and a huge dump on competitive integrity. I've already answered this five times this season - Location has nothing to do with anyone's problem with this team.
  7. NHL 2018-19

    Reddit so I'd take it with a whole silo of salt.
  8. Classic Capitals playoff loss where they dominate possession, power play opportunities, and shots and lose because every shot has to go through like 9 sticks and they try to make the fancy pass and thread that through 4 pairs of skates. That entire third period they were a couple inches away from scoring like 35 times. They could take some lessons from this and apply them to game 5, but their confidence equity from games 1 and 2 is probably now shot. 'ning in 6.
  9. NHL 2018-19

    I've heard rumors the Blue Jackets would be the same color scheme as these But haven't heard if it'll be the same design or a new look entirely.
  10. MLB changes 2018?

    Can confirm the pinstripes were teal every year until the change to black in 2003. That's Moises Alou in his one year with the Marlins, which was 1997.
  11. The NHL - the league that accidentally handed a championship to a first year expansion team. This is stupid. You know what the Golden Knights are? They're when you stack a create-a-team in a video game, give them a name like Generals or Freeze or Knights with one of the clipart logo options and then you win the cup in your first year because you messed with the settings and picked whatever players you wanted.
  12. I think sometimes teams can feel an extra need to please the home fans while the visitors can just play and in hockey the more clear-minded team usually wins. I saw that in person in Game 6 of the first round when it seemed like the home crowd was making the Blue Jackets nervous while the Capitals were free wheeling and loose. Maybe the moment got a little too real for the Capitals like they could be up 3-0 going into a home game 4 and they got ahead of themselves. They looked tight, not at all the way they were in the first 2 games. They've basically never had an easy series in the Ovechkin era and Tampa is too strong to just sweep away so a home L for the Caps was to be expected. I still feel like it'll be Capitals in 6.
  13. Hall of Very Good

    Ken Anderson was the first to come to mind. Has better stats than a lot of QB's who are in the Hall of Fame. One of the first modern quarterbacks. If you dropped him into today's game he'd be just as good if not better because they'd let him throw it more. Maybe he's a better case for the Hall of Snubbed Players. He's first ballot in both the Sports Mustache Hall of Fame and the Football Facemask Hall of Fame
  14. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Jami Gertz - still hot. Also I didn't know she was the owner of the Hawks.
  15. The Mad Scientist's NBA