njmeadowlanders

2011-12 NHL Season

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Canucks beg Canucks fans not to burn things down again, just to be on the safe side.

But the rioters weren't celebrating so this is all a pointless exercise.

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and Ken Hitchcock made freaking Steve Mason look good. It's almost like his system is designed to prevent goals from being scored or sumpin.

Speaking of Ken Hitchcock, that's so Blue Jacketsy to hire a guy who uses a system illequipped for the post-lockout NHL, and then fire him just as his style of play begins to work again. Fire Howson.

Ken Hitchcock's Blues do not utilize the same system his Stars, Flyers and even Blue Jackets teams. Everyone can keep assuming it's an outdated and now back in trap, but it's not. Watch the games and stop getting caught up in the fact that the Blues don't have a 30-goal scorer and are beating your favorite team, and you'll see it.

Sound defense does NOT mean it's a boring trap. The Blues scored 4-goals last night for pete's sake. The Blues play tight defense which creates chances off of turnovers. And when they have the puck, they play a possession game. That's not a trap.

For what it's worth, I don't care if it were a trap, it's still successful hockey. But it bothers me that every team the Blues beat a team their fans complain about how boring the Blues are. Hitchcock re-invented himself and his style of play, and it's a very smart one.

I never used the word "trap". When he coached in Columbus the Blue Jackets never employed a trap.

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I miss Hitchpuck. At least under Hitchcock, the Jackets had an identity.

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Canucks beg Canucks fans not to burn things down again, just to be on the safe side.

But the rioters weren't celebrating so this is all a pointless exercise.

The Canucks win Game 7 and the result would have been the same.

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Canucks beg Canucks fans not to burn things down again, just to be on the safe side.

But the rioters weren't celebrating so this is all a pointless exercise.

The Canucks win Game 7 and the result would have been the same.

And therein lies the flaw in your logic. The Canucks cannot win Game 7. It goes against their constitution and nature.

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I was reffering to more than just your last post. I was reffering to a large number of Blackhawks fans who can't get enough of talking about the Canucks.

It's called a rivalry, and besides, there are plenty of Canucks who do the exact same thing.

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Shut the hell up with this retarded back and forth nonsense.

Kings up 2-0 in the 3rd.

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Flames just looked so tired tonight, no way they could generate anything. Credit the Kings, played the perfect Darryl Sutter game.

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the Sharks are in choke-now mode, and will probably get clowned by Corey Perry

19:52 ANA EN - COREY PERRY

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Ducks finish the season 5-1 against the Sharks. HA! :lol:

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A night of no 3 point games is good, still sucks the Flames couldn't get a win.

We're not done yet!

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As much as I loathe the Flames, a part of me wants them to make the playoffs this year.

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the Sharks are in choke-now mode, and will probably get clowned by Corey Perry

19:52 ANA EN - COREY PERRY

Corey Perry did not deserve that goal. That was a horrible call by the officials and should be taken away. That puck was no where close to going in the net and then after the puck hits the OUTSIDE of the net Dan Boyle slides and knocks the net off the morring trying to stop the shot. That was a horrible call by the on-ice officials and there is no way that the NHL should allow a puck that isn't going in the net and has no chance to go in the net, to be a goal because a guy knocks off the net trying to stop the shot after the shot hits the outside of the net. Pathetic officiating on the ice, and pathetic call from Toronto who didn't reverse the call. So now, all you have to do is hit the outside of the net for it to be called a goal? Brilliant! Just friggin' brilliant!

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Wouldn't that still have been a penalty shot? Penalty shots on empty nets are automatic goals.

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Wouldn't that still have been a penalty shot? Penalty shots on empty nets are automatic goals.

Exactly.

And plus there was less than 8 seconds left and if a faceoff was awarded, it was in the San Jose end. It's not like the goal mattered anyways.

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Unpopular opinion (but it's growing in my favor): if Babs doesn't get this team in gear for the playoffs, I hope Holland starts to weigh other options at coach. Don't get me wrong, it's great to make the playoffs every year, but the teams he's put on the ice the last few years for the playoffs (and this season) have been so bipolar it's hard to watch. Lots of winnable games that we're pissing away, especially on the road (perfect example: tonight). I don't see that changing in the playoffs, but stranger things have happened. We've been complacent until the 3rd period, at which point we launch 15-20 shots on net in hopes of tying/winning = disaster in the playoffs.

If we get Nashville as a 5 seed, we're done in 5 or 6. I can already feel it. Blegh.

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I think most of us were rooting for Winnipeg, it's hard not to when you see how much their fans care about the team. Add in Scheifele next year and they have a real shot at making it to the playoffs.

They had one good month (10-3-1 in December, 25-31-7 the rest of the season), played in a dumpster fire of a division, and still aren't better than Washington or Florida. You can take the Thrashers out of Atlanta but you can't take the Atlanta out of the Thrashers. Obviously having owners who actually care about the team is a step up but they aren't close to winning yet.

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I think most of us were rooting for Winnipeg, it's hard not to when you see how much their fans care about the team. Add in Scheifele next year and they have a real shot at making it to the playoffs.

They had one good month (10-3-1 in December, 25-31-7 the rest of the season), played in a dumpster fire of a division, and still aren't better than Washington or Florida. You can take the Thrashers out of Atlanta but you can't take the Atlanta out of the Thrashers. Obviously having owners who actually care about the team is a step up but they aren't close to winning yet.

No one expected playoffs, this is where they thought they would be. They're ahead of last year's pace. You can see they're playing better hockey. Helps when you're motivated by 15,000 fans screaming their damn heads off. This is team is young, they'll get better.

And piss off everyone. Just how I want it, and many, many others.

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I just got an ESPN alert to my phone. Habs fire Gauthier.

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Please, please, please name Pierre McGuire as his replacement.

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^

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=624777

The Montreal Canadiens have fired General Manager Pierre Gauthier. No replacement was named.

Canadiens President Geoff Molson will hold a press conference at 11:45 a.m. to discuss the move.

The only good news I've heard this week. This was long overdue.

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I think most of us were rooting for Winnipeg, it's hard not to when you see how much their fans care about the team. Add in Scheifele next year and they have a real shot at making it to the playoffs.

They had one good month (10-3-1 in December, 25-31-7 the rest of the season), played in a dumpster fire of a division, and still aren't better than Washington or Florida. You can take the Thrashers out of Atlanta but you can't take the Atlanta out of the Thrashers. Obviously having owners who actually care about the team is a step up but they aren't close to winning yet.

Bingo. Yeah, they improved, but honestly, it wasn't by much. If they couldn't make the playoffs in this year where it's ultimately gonna come down to which team sucks the least (seriously, Florida might be one of the worst division champions in recent sports history. This is despite the fact that I enjoy the fact that they're trolling the hell out of a good chunk of the people in this thread. :lol:), then they're gonna have to take a huge step forward in order to make it next year.

But the thing is, the franchise actually has ownership and management that acknowledge that a hockey team does in fact exist & a much larger fanbase to cheer them on. They'll get better at a faster rate there than they would've if they were still here, toiling in anonymity. (:()

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Wouldn't that still have been a penalty shot? Penalty shots on empty nets are automatic goals.

Exactly.

And plus there was less than 8 seconds left and if a faceoff was awarded, it was in the San Jose end. It's not like the goal mattered anyways.

If oddball's description is right (and it might not be), and the player was sliding after the puck and not intentionally trying to dislodge the net, then the correct call would be just a face-off, not a penalty shot.

But that's a grey area judgement call, and I doubt it mattered.

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Boyle was sliding to the corner to keep the puck from crossing the goal line - his line of vision was purely on the puck, he was not trying to dislodge the net.

As it turned out, the shot hit the side of the net, and wouldn't have gone in regardless of Boyle's actions. Whatever the judgement on a call like that is, it's not likely to come up too often in a game, and it's even less likely to have any meaning, given the amount of the time left and the position of the puck.

Drew Remenda was ranting about it not being a goal; I have no clue what the Anaheim side of the broadcast had in mind.

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