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Last night my wife said "OHNO that's about to start again", which has become a September tradition like social media posts about ice being installed in arenas, like someone posting that the Red Wings have stopped using vertically arched nameplates, that hockey is almost here. 

 

 

In actual news, the player's association's decision not to reopen the CBA to avoid a work stoppage, kicking the decision down the road to September 2022, is good because Gary Bettman and/or all of us could be dead by then. 

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3 hours ago, McCarthy said:

Last night my wife said "OHNO that's about to start again", which has become a September tradition like social media posts about ice being installed in arenas, like someone posting that the Red Wings have stopped using vertically arched nameplates, that hockey is almost here. 

 

 

In actual news, the player's association's decision not to reopen the CBA to avoid a work stoppage, kicking the decision down the road to September 2022, is good because Gary Bettman and/or all of us could be dead by then. 

A few years ago when Pavel Datsyuk decided to return to Russia, one Red Wings fan from the analytic community who I regularly visit(ed) on Twitter made their banner a collage of Datsyuk pictures, and the center photo was of Datsyuk's back with one of the straight nameplates, and that just bothered me so much. 

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On 9/17/2019 at 8:16 AM, McCarthy said:

In actual news, the player's association's decision not to reopen the CBA to avoid a work stoppage, kicking the decision down the road to September 2022, is good because Gary Bettman and/or all of us could be dead by then. 

Eh, we'll still be here. Just as slaves to the apes given hyper-intelligence thanks to the fallout. 

I'm nothing if not an optimist. 

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2 hours ago, goalieboy82 said:

why did they even put that.  should have done, 2003/04 and then 2005/06.

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They could use a little self-flagellation for losing the equivalent of two seasons in less than 20 years.

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Any wagers on whether Kane gets 10 games or 3?

I knew there would be some bad blood between the teams this season, but I didn't think it'd get like that in the preseason.

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8 minutes ago, BeerGuyJordan said:

Any wagers on whether Kane gets 10 games or 3?

I knew there would be some bad blood between the teams this season, but I didn't think it's get like that in the preseason.

 

A rivalry born. 

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2 hours ago, Crabcake47 said:

Someone else paid Zac Rinaldo to “play hockey.” 

Considering how many of these coaches and GMs came up during a day when plenty of players existed just to be enforcers, I'll totally buy that people are willing to put down $700k for a guy to 4th shift and drop gloves.

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The Flames' coach was the statheads' darling when he coached the Hurricanes and their GM was supposed to be the next big stats guy when he was Maloney's understudy with the Coyotes. I suppose once they moved from low-pressure warm-weather markets to a high-pressure Canadian market, they became Actually Bad. Either Brian Burke stopped pissing on the bathroom floor long enough to go get Zac Rinaldo, or no one, no matter how analytically inclined, is immune to his "charms."

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Is this the place for predictions? 

 

I hope so...

 

EAST

Metro

x- Washington

x- Carolina

x- Pittsburgh

New Jersey

NY Islanders

Philadelphia

NY Rangers

 

Atlantic

x- Tampa Bay

x- Boston

x- Toronto

x- Montreal (WC)

x- Florida (WC)

Buffalo

Detroit

Ottawa

 

WEST

Central

x- Colorado

x- Dallas

x- St. Louis

x- Nashville (WC)

x- Chicago (WC)

Winnipeg 

Minnesota

 

Pacific

x- Vegas

x- Calgary

x-  San Jose

Arizona

Edmonton

Los Angeles

Anaheim 

 

 

PLAYOFFS

EAST

TAMPA BAY D. FLORIDA

MONTREAL D. WASHINGTON

BOSTON D. TORONTO

CAROLINA D. PITTSBURGH

 

TAMPA BAY D. MONTREAL

CAROLINA D. BOSTON

 

TAMPA BAY D. CAROLINA

 

WEST

COLORADO D. CHICAGO

VEGAS D. NASHVILLE

CALGARY D. SAN JOSE

DALLAS D. ST. LOUIS

 

COLORADO D. DALLAS

VEGAS D. CALGARY

 

COLORADO D. VEGAS

 

STANLEY CUP- COLORADO D. TAMPA BAY

 

 

 

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