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33 minutes ago, Crabcake47 said:

I was watching a countdown of Alex Ovechkin's top goals, which included commentary, when they cut to Don Cherry who proceeded to blast him for 2 minutes basically about how he celebrated too much early in his career.  He said he didn't play hockey "the Canadian way" early in his career.

 

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Remember that one time the Caps fired Boudreau and replaced him with a former NHL :censored: sack assault specialist and current junior hockey oligarch to teach Enigmatic Ovi how to play The Canadian Way? I'll let you guess which season that was.

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Glad the fans and the players really welcomed and supported John Scott tonight.  His being elected wasn't the best of ideas, but no matter which side of the debate you stood on as far as Scott's professional-vs.-personal goes, it was great to see the fans and the players give a F you to the NHL with their response.  It was a joke that became a fad, a fad that became a reality, and a reality that became a circus.  Scott didn't deserve to be there, but he didn't deserve to be treated the way the league treated him, either.  He got a cool moment tonight, he gets a cool weekend out of years of playing a thankless role in hockey, he gets a nice bonus check, and he gets to be a father of twins soon.  This is why I love All-Star Games....it's not so much the collection of the game's best playing on one surface for a night, it's the congregation of the sport's fans showing their love of their favorite sport.

 

It'll get overlooked some, but I thought the best moment was the Luongo-Schneider tussle during the trick shot competition.  We were just saying that we hadn't heard much about their reunion (of sorts)...then that happened.

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9 hours ago, HedleyLamarr said:

Glad the fans and the players really welcomed and supported John Scott tonight.  His being elected wasn't the best of ideas, but no matter which side of the debate you stood on as far as Scott's professional-vs.-personal goes, it was great to see the fans and the players give a F you to the NHL with their response.  It was a joke that became a fad, a fad that became a reality, and a reality that became a circus.  Scott didn't deserve to be there, but he didn't deserve to be treated the way the league treated him, either.  He got a cool moment tonight, he gets a cool weekend out of years of playing a thankless role in hockey, he gets a nice bonus check, and he gets to be a father of twins soon.  This is why I love All-Star Games....it's not so much the collection of the game's best playing on one surface for a night, it's the congregation of the sport's fans showing their love of their favorite sport.

 

It'll get overlooked some, but I thought the best moment was the Luongo-Schneider tussle during the trick shot competition.  We were just saying that we hadn't heard much about their reunion (of sorts)...then that happened.

Plus, it gave us this beauty: 

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/01/patrick-kane-got-booed-john-scott-laughed-in-his-face

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Patrick Kane looks as uncomfortable as the Nashville Predators in the second round of the playoffs

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I know the 3-on-3 is a gimmick, but if there was ever an actual place for the gimmick it would be at the All-Star Game.  Plus, it’s intriguing enough for me to turn on the tv and watch it. Which is more that can be said for the NFL Pro “Subs" Bowl.  

 

I’m just wondering if they'll let Goalies will change on the fly :D 

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I'm confused... I thought we said the chat would be turned on for "big events." Not sure why I'm not seeing it for the NHL All-Star Game...?

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Watching the intros -Both the Pacific and Central are wearing black as the home Western Teams and the Metro and Atlantic divisions are wearing white for the road Eastern Teams which makes sense so the final will have one team of each, but how are you going to tell them apart when they play each other in the first two games?:o

 

Edit: Nevermind I’m apparently not awake yet...

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Just listening to Pierre McGuire. God. He was once the Whalers head coach and Hartford wonders why they don't have a team anymore.

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The Hartford Courant's rundown of what a categorically terrible job he did should have ended his hockey career altogether. He should be teaching 9th grade social studies somewhere in Jersey, except it would get painfully redundant when he'd talk about where all his students went to high school.

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4 minutes ago, the admiral said:

The Hartford Courant's rundown of what a categorically terrible job he did should have ended his hockey career altogether. He should be teaching 9th grade social studies somewhere in Jersey, except it would get painfully redundant when he'd talk about where all his students went to high school.

 

"Every player and every non-skating member of the Whalers does not have the financial luxury or the courage to speak on the record as Verbeek and Sean Burke have. But in the past six weeks, we spoke to no fewer than 20 people --from all areas of the organization. The support for McGuire was almost nonexistent. It turns out that it wasn't only the players. It was almost everybody. And once owner Richard Gordon was convinced of the facts, McGuire was out."

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McGuire bragged about his strategy to shut down Mario Lemieux. This was after a 7-3 loss and four goals by Kevin Stevens.

 

That it's after and not before is what makes it. Had it been before the game, you could explain it away as mere braggadocio. As a postmortem, it's "still, where'd the lighter fluid come from?"

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What am I watching, does anybody think a 3 on 3 ASG tournament is a good idea?

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Just Gary '8 more years' Bettman...

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2 hours ago, Crabcake47 said:

I'm confused... I thought we said the chat would be turned on for "big events."

 

2 hours ago, Crabcake47 said:

NHL All-Star Game

You answered your own question there.

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This is awful either do the All Star Game normal or dont do it all

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I love the tournament for the ASG. I haven't watched this much of it ever. 

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15 minutes ago, NJTank said:

This is awful either do the All Star Game normal or dont do it all

The ASG has long since been 'normal'. Defense is lax, there's little hitting and no fights.

 

If fans wanted to see the top players in the game skate around to a 1-0 win over 60 minutes, it would be that way. Fans want to see the best scoring goals.

 

I like this format, but it does have one flaw:

 

Nashville fans only get to see their all-stars for 20 minutes of game-play since they weren't in the first mini-game and aren't in the final mini-game. For a TV audience, it doesn't matter. Otherwise, I've enjoyed it. It keeps it fresh. Defense isn't necessary for an ASG. So, I'm okay with the setup.

 

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And I did like how the skills competition was used to determine the schedule today. The winner got to pick whether they wanted their conference to play first or second. And then narrow it down with the two mini-games. And then the final mini-game for the million. Keeps it a bit engaged the whole way through the weekend.

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I guess I get why people are upset about the format of the All-Star Game, however in my opinion the All-Star weekend and game is to recognize players and to entertain fans.  It’s the middle of the season and I don’t think any player is going to risk injury or health trying to make the playoffs and get a chance to win the Stanley Cup and no format change short of forcing players to have to make one hit before they shoot is going to change that.  

 

The only way I see an All-Star Game able to played like a regular season or playoff game (which to me isn’t necessary, but for kicks...) is to play it after the Stanley Cup Playoffs before Free Agency/Trades begin.  I might make a change of 2-30min halves and if tied after Regulation, play one full ten minute period of 4-on-4 hockey, who ever is ahead at the end of the ten minutes win. If still tied, then to a five-player each side shootout. You can make an incentive of $$ and/or suspend players for  3-4 games for the up coming season if they choose not participate, unless they are truly injured, etc. Yet many people think it’s stupid for players to be suspended probably because the Stanley Cup is more important than the All-Star Game in the middle of the Season.

 

 

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