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Toews is low-key a pretty left-wing guy (oddly enough, so was, of all people, Suburban Dad Hero Kyle Orton), so I wonder if maybe he doesn't want to admit to having contracted covid, which, at least in the United States, is understood as a singular failure of personal responsibility not unlike AIDS was*. Was he not wearing a mask? Was he going where he was not supposed to go? Who else could he have infected through his reckless behavior? Of course, he could have done everything correctly and gotten it anyway, which seems to happen all the time, but maybe he feels particular tribal pressure not to admit to it. 

 

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That one public health official is a single red thread linking the AIDS epidemic, the coronavirus epidemic, and reductive notions of personal responsibility is interesting.

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That a pretty big surprise. All signs pointed to Chara either retiring or giving it one more year in Boston. 
 

Also shocked another team was willing to pay him. 
Shame it had to end this, but also probably for the best. Clearly Bruins want to focus on their young guys.
(But they wouldn’t pay Torey Krug, WTF?)
 

 

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Bruins wouldn't match $795,000 for Chara because they want to see how the younger guys play, yet they paid Kevan Miller $1,250,000 a year to waste a roster spot for half the season before spending the rest on the DL? Don't understand that...

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I guess the positive here is that Patrice Bergeron will be the new captain of the Boston Bruins.

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16 hours ago, Brass said:

Bruins wouldn't match $795,000 for Chara because they want to see how the younger guys play, yet they paid Kevan Miller $1,250,000 a year to waste a roster spot for half the season before spending the rest on the DL? Don't understand that...

This makes no sense to me. It's so odd how this whole thing went down. I totally understand letting Krug walk and think that was the right move, but this one just doesn't add up given the 1.25 for a solid player who... doesn't play. Chara was by no means an elite defensive guy who could chew minutes anymore, and most times he was a liability with the puck. BUT he's a great leader and given our young D core, he's the perfect guy to keep in the lockerroom and play bottom pair minutes.

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I’m purely a local townie in my hockey fandom so set me straight if I’m missing something, but if the cost for another year of Chara is that low, why not just do it? I don’t get the sense he’d be upset even to be knocked down a line or take a pay cut. Seems worth it for the cost of goodwill. But, Jacobs.

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https://www.nhl.com/news/capitals-zdeno-chara-has-more-to-give/c-319926900

 

From what he's said, it seems like Bruins did make him an offer, but they weren't guaranteeing him a lineup spot, since they want to focus on giving their younger players a chance.  

He still feels like he has "a lot left in the tank" so he chose DC, where he would have a bigger role to play.  

Curious to see how Capitals will use him. 

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Aaaaand 2021 already delivers Sabres fans a kick in the balls.

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People in Lake Tahoe have been pushing hard for a Sharks outdoor game for around a decade now. There are a ton of fans in that area, and the Sharks used to do their conditioning training in South Lake Tahoe. 
 

Looks like we finally got an outdoor game! Yay!... Wait, hold on a second, what is this absolute :censored:ing bull :censored:?!?! 

 

 

I :censored:ing HATE HATE HATE this league. 
 

Stay the :censored: away, you clown ass sports organization. Take your Vegas bull :censored: and play it in a wheat field in North Dakota or something. We don’t want you. Or the :censored:ing Avs. 
 

 

 

I’ve been looking forward to a Sharks outdoor game in Tahoe for so long now, and they’re really gonna do us all like this? I hope this league :censored:ing dies. 

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3 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:

People in Lake Tahoe have been pushing hard for a Sharks outdoor game for around a decade now. There are a ton of fans in that area, and the Sharks used to do their conditioning training in South Lake Tahoe. 
 

Looks like we finally got an outdoor game! Yay!... Wait, hold on a second, what is this absolute :censored:ing bull :censored:?!?! 

 

 

I :censored:ing HATE HATE HATE this league. 
 

Stay the :censored: away, you clown ass sports organization. Take your Vegas bull :censored: and play it in a wheat field in North Dakota or something. We don’t want you. Or the :censored:ing Avs. 
 

I’ve been looking forward to a Sharks outdoor game in Tahoe for so long now, and they’re really gonna do us all like this? I hope this league :censored:ing dies. 

I mean, the Sharks aren't even allowed to play in San Jose. They're out in Arizona. Wouldn't surprise me if there was something preventing them from doing this, as well.

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Then why bother even having it? This whole thing is so stupid. They’re going to ruin our first ever outdoor game. Both the league and the city are idiots for doing it this way.

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Couldn't the league have waited for Seattle to play? You would have San Jose, Seattle, Vegas and Colorado at such an event.

Or  just for kicks, go to Squaw Valley.

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On 11/11/2020 at 10:38 AM, TBGKon said:

More info is coming out as to how a 2021 season might look, with temporary "bubbles".  I heard Tampa has been vetted as a possible location.

 

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nhl/news/nhl-2021-games-alignment-schedule-could-look-next-season/rumlm8jr4yxx1pt3kv4zwdgvl

 

Speculated divisions as follows:

 

Patrick Division used to be: Pitt, Phil, Wash, NYR, NYI, NJD
Adams Division used to be: Bos, Mtl, Hart, Que, Buff
Norris Division used to be: Chi, Minn, Stl, Tor, Det
Smythe Division used to be: LA, Cal, Edm, Winn, Van

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25 minutes ago, DEAD! said:

Couldn't the league have waited for Seattle to play? You would have San Jose, Seattle, Vegas and Colorado at such an event.

Or  just for kicks, go to Squaw Valley.


There have been a few pretty interesting plans to play a game at Squaw (which is probably changing its name soon, interestingly), but I just don’t see the logistics right now. I guess Truckee could handle the inflow, but the whole event would be so much better in South Lake Tahoe. The location they picked is a dream come true for me, because it’s right in the middle of my direct community. But that’s what’s so frustrating. The entire town, minus the sliver where the casinos are, is in California and the community are Sharks fans.
 

The thing about that area is of you want something to stick, you really have to land it correctly the first time. If not, the community is going to complain about the inconvenience and it’ll go away again. They have such a great opportunity to do something really cool up there that could foster a passion for the sport for years and be sort of an annual thing for them. But instead, the whole thing is probably going to be one huge wet fart, a total logistical nightmare, and will go away after a year. And there goes the shot at having those kind of events there again in the future. 
 

tl;dr: I’m dumb for thinking the NHL and my home town could make a good, not totally frustrating decision for once. 
 

 

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You gotta blame the Sharks a little for that - they never lobby for the outdoor games after that Stadium Series match six years ago. This team has the brainpower of a concussed Ovis aries.

 

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“Baah! Let’s sign Marleau back and keep Thornton prisoner! Baah!”

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27 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

You gotta blame the Sharks a little for that - they never lobby for the outdoor games after that Stadium Series match six years ago. This team has the brainpower of a concussed Ovis aries.

 

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“Baah! Let’s sign Marleau back and keep Thornton prisoner! Baah!”

"Baah! Let's keep choking on our own :censored: in the playoffs! Baah!" 😛

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4 hours ago, Ridleylash said:

I mean, the Sharks aren't even allowed to play in San Jose. They're out in Arizona. Wouldn't surprise me if there was something preventing them from doing this, as well.

If there was something preventing the Sharks from playing in Tahoe it'd be preventing ANY team from playing in Tahoe.  It's the NHL doing the most OITGDNHL things in the most NHL way possible.

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16 minutes ago, tp49 said:

If there was something preventing the Sharks from playing in Tahoe it'd be preventing ANY team from playing in Tahoe.  It's the NHL doing the most OITGDNHL things in the most NHL way possible.


I’m pretty sure the Sharks are also to blame for not lobbying to play at the spot. They’ve avoided all outdoor games since the 2014 Stadium Series (at least I think it was 2014).

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50 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:


I’m pretty sure the Sharks are also to blame for not lobbying to play at the spot. They’ve avoided all outdoor games since the 2014 Stadium Series (at least I think it was 2014).

2015.

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