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BeerGuyJordan

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    Good craft beer while watching sports. I enjoy most sports, but love hockey, lacrosse and baseball.
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  1. The Canucks say they'll be "bringing to life" their AHL affiliate on July 9th. The pic used has a green background, So I think it's likely to be the cornerstone color of the identity. I don't really have a reason for it, but I keep thinking they might go the Abbotsford Canucks route and give Johnny some love. Source: Facebook
  2. The Board approved the purchase of the IceHogs. AHL Board approves Blackhawks’ purchase of IceHogs franchise | TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League
  3. I thought I remembered him mentioning it in an interview years ago. Something to the effect of loving hockey, but his favorite sport to play growing up being lacrosse. He just excelled more at hockey, and there were ways to keep playing hockey that just weren't there for lax. Maybe I'm misremembering that. Trying to search for it just now turned up stories about his new ownership stint.
  4. So, Wayne Gretzky and Steve Nash are part owners of the Vegas expansion team. I have zero idea of what to do with that info, but I found it interesting. New NLL franchise in Vegas has Gretzky, Nash involved as part owners | Toronto Sun
  5. Awfully bold of you to assume they wouldn't have Leaf-ed their way to a loss. I was pulling for them, but they managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. They could have just as easily done it against the Jets.
  6. While discussing the Seattle expansion draft, my girlfriend (a Coyotes fan) and I (Preds) were looking back at the 2017 one, and she mentioned that she could only remember like three or four of the guys her team had protected. When looking it up, I was shocked to find out that Arizona still only had 2 of the players they'd protected, since Nashville still had 8 of our 9. Arizona's seemed outrageously low, but I wondered how both of our teams stacked up against the rest of the league. While not a direct barometer for success, I still found it interesting. It turns out that my view was skewed, as Nashville still has more of their protected players than any other team, with 8 (despite having only protected 9). Here's the breakdown: 8 Players: Predators (protected 9): Arvidsson, Forsberg, Jarnkrok, Johansen, Ekholm, Ellis, Josi, Rinne 7 Players: Canadiens (protected 11): Byron, Danault, Drouin, Gallagher, Petry, Weber, Price Capitals (protected 11): Backstrom, Eller, Kuznetsov, Ovechkin, Wilson, Carlson, Orlov Ducks (protected 11): Getzlaf, Kesler, Rakell, Silfverberg, Fowler, Lindholm, Gibson Jets (protected 11): Copp, Little, Lowry, Perreault, Scheifele, Wheeler, Hellebuyck Lightning (protected 11): Stamkos, Johnson, Killorn, Kucherov, Palat, Hedman, Vasilevsky Stars (protected 11): Benn, Faksa, Seguin, Johns, Klingberg, Lindell, Bishop 6 Players: Bruins (protected 11): Bergeron, Krejci, Marchand, Pastrnak, Miller, Rask 5 Players: Canucks (protected 11): Baertschi, Eriksson, Horvat, Sutter, Edler Flyers (protected 11): Giroux, Couturier, Laughton, Voracek, Gostisbehere Islanders (protected 9): Ladd, Lee, Leddy, Pelech, Pulock Oilers (protected 11): Draisaitl, Kassian, Nugent-Hopkins, Klefbom, Larsson Sharks (protected 11): Couture, Hertl, Burns, Vlasic, Jones 4 Players: Blue Jackets (protected 11): Atkinson, Dubinsky, Jenner, Jones Flames (protected 11): Backlund, Gaudreau, Monahan, Giordano Panthers (protected 9): Barkov, Huberdeau, Ekblad, Yandle Penguins (protected 9): Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Dumoulin Sabres (protected 11): Okposo, Girgensons, McCabe, Ristolainen Wild (protected 11): Parise, Suter, Brodin, Spurgeon 3 Players: Avalanche (prtected 11): Landeskog, MacKinnon, Johnson Blackhawks (protected 11): Kane, Toews, Keith Hurricanes (protected 11): McGinn, Staal, Teravainen Kings (protected 9): Kopitar, Doughty, Quick 2 Players: Coyotes (protected 9): Goligoski, Ekman-Larsson Blues (protected 11): Schwartz, Tarasenko Maple Leafs (protected 11): Rielly, Andersen Rangers (protected 11): Kreider, Zibanejad Red Wings (protected 11): Nielsen, DeKeyser 1 Player: Devils (protected 9): Severson Senators (protected 11): Dzingel As an aside, the Vegas Golden Knights still only have 6 of the players they drafted in the 2017 expansion draft.
  7. Honestly, it's good for the fans to suffer a bit. Their first season gave many of those new to following the sport closely unrealistic expectations for what it means to be a hockey fan, in the long term. I thought their draft would produce a batter product than we'd seen during most of the expansion era, but I never dreamed they'd see a SCF year one. The trade off is that a lot of their supporters are having a really uncomfortable learning experience with disappointment. They're going to lose their collective minds when the team eventually fails to make the playoffs. Say what you want about Buffalo, Columbus, or Toronto fans, but they've got some of the most dedicated people I've ever seen.
  8. The eggplant and jade is probably the better way to go, but I have to agree that the old crest in orange and black is the more likely scenario.
  9. I came in here expecting to just see a regurgitation of the Celtics brand replacing a serviceable minor league identity. While I'm not thrilled about the name being gone, I have to say I actually like the identity, and I love the logo. If we're ranking G-League identities (which are pretty subpar, even for a minor league), I'd put this up with the Go-Go.
  10. I agree that it does look pretty good, in a vacuum. My main gripe is that there's enough blue in this league. I would have preferred to see them be a bit more adventurous, avoiding primaries that leaned too heavily into blue, red, or black. Nine teams have home jerseys in some shade of blue (BUF, CBJ, NYI, NYR, STL, TBL, TOR, VAN, WPG). Depending on how close you consider teal, maybe you can lump SJS in there. Three more have an alt (COL, EDM, WSH) If you want to throw the RRs onto the pile, we can add FLA and MTL. There's just nothing about them that sets them apart from the pack. For all their other issues, Vegas knows how to stand out and their home set is sharp.
  11. I know a couple of guys who root for the Sabres and Bills. As an observer, being a Buffalo sports fan is just a master class in misery.
  12. My understanding is that Vancouver is moving the AHL franchise, which they own. Local interests in Utica hold the rights to the team name, so it is staying. New Jersey is relocating the AHL franchise it owns, and is assuming the identity, as it reached a deal with the Comets. It's all convoluted, in any case. I could be wrong, but that's the way it all reads to me. Edit: It just dawned on me that you may have thought I meant that the teams would be the Abbotsford Canucks and the Utica Devils. Those were just placeholder terms since I hadn't seen anything more specific. Though I did expect Jersey to revive the Utica Devils.
  13. With the statement the League just released, I think the best outcome here is the League strong-arming Parros into stepping down. The DoPS is a :censored:ing joke.
  14. Board of Governors approves franchise relocations | TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League Abbotsford Canucks and Utica Devils were approved by the board. I'd assume this means Colorado shifts over to the Central Division. When Palm Springs joins (barring no other relocations), I'd say we're looking at new divisions for Tucson and Grand Rapids.
  15. I'll be shocked if he isn't gone at some point in the off-season. Maybe the NHL will learn it's probably a terrible idea to make a former enforcer the head of DoPS. Not gonna hold my breath on that.
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