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Mtbrncofn
03-27-2006, 10:16 PM
The mighty jim dowd deserves a shot!


LOL Sure does! I am ashamed to say I have been calling him Jim Dud. But I still add the mighty so I figure I'm ok. ;)

Mtbrncofn
03-27-2006, 10:17 PM
see that to me still sounds wrong, you lose the game yet still get a point ? what the hell is that, you do not reward teams for losing games, its just wrong. Play until the game ends, or end it in a tie, these gimmacks to end games in the regular season are just that gimmacks which should be left for minor hockey not the NHL.


Come on! Ties just suck. I have always hated the ties. A game should be won or lost, not tied. It's so unfulfilling to watch a game that ends in a freakin tie.

Mtbrncofn
03-27-2006, 11:08 PM
Um, go Kings.

Mtbrncofn
03-28-2006, 12:00 AM
6-3 Nucks...in the third. What a game by your Queens, 24cb. Sheesh.

24champ
03-28-2006, 12:34 AM
6-3 Nucks...in the third. What a game by your Queens, 24cb. Sheesh.
:rofl: gotta laugh this off and move on to Calgary. The beaks just didnt go our way.

broncocalijohn
03-28-2006, 01:43 AM
Come on! Ties just suck. I have always hated the ties. A game should be won or lost, not tied. It's so unfulfilling to watch a game that ends in a freakin tie.

It isnt the question of a game should end in a tie but should we do rock paper scissors to find out the winner. You play 60 minutes, then 4 on 4 and still have a tie. Does a SO loss warrant at least a point or all or nothing or just end in a tie after overtime? The one point for the loss is a carry over from the point given in an overtime loss from the last season. At least with a SO loss, you made it past OT 5 minutes. For now, who cares as the playoffs will fix all this nonsense. BTW: cb24, after your team's display tonight, I think the link of the "loser" chick would even turn you and any Kings' fans. Googled her. That is where you can find a wife for yourself. Prove me wrong. San Diego this coming season I want to see Tina by your side.

24champ
03-28-2006, 02:02 AM
cb24, after your team's display tonight, I think the link of the "loser" chick would even turn you and any Kings' fans. Googled her. That is where you can find a wife for yourself. Prove me wrong. San Diego this coming season I want to see Tina by your side.
Look I like our style of play right now with Tochetti making this team VERY agressive. We still have 10 games left I believe and the pressure is on us now to win in Calgary and Edmonton. If we can win those two games then the vancouver game can be forgotten. Btw im not buying tickets from you Broncocalijohn this year because Im moving to denver in the fall. Anyway found a better ticket broker in denver who will hook me up with some home games. So while your still in SD this season Ill be at mile high.;) with Tila not tina your girlfriend. :-*

broncocalijohn
03-28-2006, 04:16 AM
whatever. She is staying in OC. You can still make the trip to SD as everyone else is.

Smiling Assassin27
03-28-2006, 10:02 AM
Congrats to Stevie Y. In bold is why the guy is seen as nothing but class...

Yzerman's 690th goal ties Lemieux for eighth on all-time list

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings just keep rolling along.

Yzerman scored his 690th goal to tie Mario Lemieux for eighth place on the career list and help the NHL-leading Red Wings clinch a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

However, you won't hear Yzerman compare himself to Lemieux.

"I don't really know the significance," Yzerman said. "If anything, it shows how good [Lemieux] is; he played almost five years less than I did."

Yzerman, 40, scored midway through the second period off a scrum that started with Niklas Kronwall's shot from the slot. Blues goalie Patrick Lalime made the save on Kronwall, but the rebound ended up on Yzerman's stick just to the left of the goal, and the Detroit captain buried it for his 12th goal of the season.

Next up for Yzerman is Mark Messier, seventh with 694 goals.

"It's fantastic to be around," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "It shows you how much he loves the game. When you look at the leadership we have, that's why we win on a consistent basis."

Especially in March. The Red Wings are 10-1-2 this month and 89-31-17 in March since 1994-95.

Babcock said there was no secret to the Red Wings' success Monday.

"We just rolled [the lines] one, two, three, four," Babcock said. "It didn't matter. We let our guys go, and it kind of worked out well."

Kirk Maltby, Johan Franzen and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for Detroit.

Manny Legace made 20 saves for the Red Wings. His bid for a second straight shutout was ruined when the Petr Cajanek scored of a faceoff with 57.3 seconds left on a slow-developing play.

"It's unfortunate it took an hour and a half to get to that puck," Legace said. "There were three guys in front of the net and they just touched it to Cajanek. My leg wasn't long enough to get there, but we got the win and that's the most important thing."

The Blues dropped all four games on their homestand and have lost seven in a row overall, marking the third time that St. Louis has lost at least seven straight. Heading into this season, the longest losing streak in Blues' history was seven games.

"This homestand is probably the most embarrassing in my career," Blues forward Keith Tkachuk said. "I don't like what I see. I know I always say I've got to be a lot better. Our better players have got to rise to the occasion and lead."

Maltby put the Blues behind early when he broke in on right wing and beat Lalime with a wrist shot from the right circle just 2:01 into the contest.

After Yzerman made it 2-0 at 9:45 of the second period, Franzen put the game away 47 seconds later when he scored off his own rebound.

"We had a game plan," Tkachuk said. "We just couldn't execute."


Game notes
Detroit is the only team in the NHL that has not been shut out this season. ... Scott Young leads the Blues in scoring with 46 points and is the only St. Louis player with more than 40. Detroit has eight players with 50 or more points. ... The Red Wings are 33-0-2 when leading after two periods and the Blues are 0-28-4 when trailing after two.

Tredici
03-28-2006, 10:08 AM
Whoopee. Nice to be in a sucky division.

Smiling Assassin27
03-28-2006, 10:39 AM
Hell, the Avs are only 9-9 against this sucky division, including 1-7 against the two teams that matter--Detroit and Nashville. What's your excuse? Leave it to an Avs fan to be unable to give credit where it's due. Bitterness causes some to make asses of themselves, it seems.

Tredici
03-28-2006, 03:35 PM
Hell, the Avs are only 9-9 against this sucky division, including 1-7 against the two teams that matter--Detroit and Nashville. What's your excuse? Leave it to an Avs fan to be unable to give credit where it's due. Bitterness causes some to make asses of themselves, it seems.

Defensiveness is often in direct proportion to how much the truth hurts...

Hey - An opportunity to take a shot at the Wings is never to be passed up. Apparently you take things a little more serious than I do.

That division does suck. I'm pretty sure you'd trade Nashville, Columbus, Chicago and St. Louis straight up for 32 games this season against Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Minnesota.

Mtbrncofn
03-28-2006, 10:36 PM
Thanks Wild!

Hope you all are having a good time watching the game on OLN. Are we winning?

Mtbrncofn
03-28-2006, 11:04 PM
They won?!! Wahooooooo!

How'd it look out there?

Clockwork Orange
03-28-2006, 11:31 PM
It wasn't pretty, but it was a win.

Joe Sakic has suddenly turned it up. He's currently on an 8 game point streak with 6 goals & 9 assists over that span. That's the kind of shot in the arm this team sorely needed, especially after Tanguay went down with the knee injury.

Breck Bronc
03-28-2006, 11:44 PM
They won?!! Wahooooooo!

How'd it look out there?They played a solid game against the hottest team in the league.

This has to be the most persistant Avalanche team we've had in Colorado. They lose their best power forward for the season, they keep scoring. They lose their second line center for over a month, they keep scoring. They lose their best goal scorer for the season, they keep scoring. They lose their biggest point producer for 2 to 4 weeks, they keep scoring. They trade their starting goalie and his rookie backup keeps the team on the same track.

Guys like Brett Clark and Andrew Brunette have been awesome in the last few weeks. The Frederic Cassivi for Brett Clark deal a couple of seasons ago was a nothing trade back then, but now it's turned into another Lacroix theft.

Sakic, Blake and Hejduk have all been so much better since the Olympics.

Tonight was perfect for the Avs; they get 2 points and the Predators, Sharks, Ducks and Oilers all lose in regulation.

The Flames game Friday night should be intense.

Jori
03-29-2006, 09:32 AM
The Avs outplayed the Ducks for the majority of the game. The Ducks had no answer against the Hejduk/Sakic/Bruno line. Budaj made some nice saves, but he did allow two soft goals.

Mtbrncofn
03-29-2006, 11:25 AM
The Avs outplayed the Ducks for the majority of the game. The Ducks had no answer against the Hejduk/Sakic/Bruno line. Budaj made some nice saves, but he did allow two soft goals.


You're kidding me! ;)

Tredici
03-29-2006, 11:47 AM
They won?!! Wahooooooo!

How'd it look out there?

I think Andrew Brunette wanted to make sure you had a nice birthday present of 2 points. Talk about stepping up.

Man, I was glad to see that last goal! Of course putting the Ducks on the PP with about 4 minutes left had me concerned. On a call that could've gone either way I might add. I thought Quinn was to blow again.

Anybody see the film footage of Patrick losing his cool as a Coach this past weekend? Good to see the old temper tantrum hasn't disappeared. I'd love to know what he was saying to the opposition. Might've learned some new words....

Bronx33
03-29-2006, 12:24 PM
Happybirthday MT and just so you know i ordered that win for your birthday.

Mtbrncofn
03-29-2006, 01:19 PM
Happybirthday MT and just so you know i ordered that win for your birthday.


Thanks, Bronx! That was a great gift. I like how you ordered the rest of the conference to lose too...just like we needed. :)

Bronx33
03-29-2006, 01:22 PM
Thanks, Bronx! That was a great gift. I like how you ordered the rest of the conference to lose too...just like we needed. :)


Nothing but the best for you ;D

alkemical
03-29-2006, 01:27 PM
This is a good article, not JUST on the pens :)

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06088/677647-61.stm

The ol' college try makes a hit with NHL, Penguins

broncocalijohn
03-29-2006, 03:41 PM
It wasn't pretty, but it was a win.

Joe Sakic has suddenly turned it up. He's currently on an 8 game point streak with 6 goals & 9 assists over that span. That's the kind of shot in the arm this team sorely needed, especially after Tanguay went down with the knee injury.
Heard the game on the radio and it seemed Sakic was everywhere. Ducks did lose but showed a lot of heart to tie it up twice. Thought they might tie it up one more time with the goalie pulled but no luck. One more road game then 4 at home and taking on the Canucks. Love this run with approximately 10 games to go. Hey Kings, where are you?

Clockwork Orange
03-29-2006, 03:48 PM
Hey Kings, where are you?

Hopefully they're ready to rock tonight, we Avs fans need them to beat Calgary.

I love this time of year. Every game is critical and every point that a team can scratch out is huge. The games seem to take on a playoff-like intensity, especially when you've got so many teams fighting for postseason spots.

24champ
03-29-2006, 04:06 PM
Heard the game on the radio and it seemed Sakic was everywhere. Ducks did lose but showed a lot of heart to tie it up twice. Thought they might tie it up one more time with the goalie pulled but no luck. One more road game then 4 at home and taking on the Canucks. Love this run with approximately 10 games to go. Hey Kings, where are you?
LOL right on your trail John, we play Calgary tonight.

Though they could miss the playoffs altogether, the Calgary Flames also could very possibly claim the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. The Los Angeles Kings would be happy with any seed.

The Flames return home from an unsuccessful road trip to face the Kings in a matchup of teams fighting to make the postseason.

Calgary went 2-4-1 on its season-high seven-game trip, capped by 3-2 losses in Columbus on Friday and at Dallas on Sunday.

"We wanted to put a good string together," Flames leading scorer Jarome Iginla said. "We didn't do that. Now it's about winning the next game. It's crunch time. A lot of teams are desperate. This will be a dogfight."

While battling Colorado, Vancouver and Edmonton for the Northwest Division crown - and likely the third seed in the West playoffs - the Flames also are only two points ahead of the eighth and final postseason spot in the conference.

Los Angeles is three points behind the No. 8 spot, standing 10th overall and with virtually no chance to catch Dallas for the Pacific Division crown.

The Kings, looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001-02, have split two games since interim coach John Torchetti took over last week after Andy Murray was fired.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/5452720


So looks like Av fans will have to root for Avery and the kings tonight.:wave:

Clockwork Orange
03-29-2006, 04:08 PM
So looks like Av fans will have to root for Avery and the kings tonight.:wave:

For the 2nd straight game, you guys are the lesser of two evils. Hopefully they give a better showing than they did against Vancouver.

24champ
03-29-2006, 04:15 PM
For the 2nd straight game, you guys are the lesser of two evils. Hopefully they give a better showing than they did against Vancouver.
The game against vancouver basically we played really well up to a certain point in the second period, if we can play really well for 60 minutes instead of 25 then we should be in great shape tonight. On the other hand the flames play extremely well at home and it isnt going to be easy.

maher_tyler
03-29-2006, 06:02 PM
Does anyone know the exact date or time frame Theodore is suppose to start playing?!

Bronx33
03-29-2006, 06:03 PM
Does anyone know the exact date or time frame Theodore is suppose to start playing?!

Nope nobody does except the coach..

Bronx33
03-29-2006, 06:24 PM
http://hockeyoutsiders.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=64&mode=&order=0&thold=0

Detroit, MI - If Mike Illich has any say in it this year, the Motor City Mad Man will be a Stanley Cup Champion... unofficially. With the Red Wings poised for another deep playoff run this year, owner Mike Illich is already making plans for additions to Lord Stanley's Cup. The trophy awarded to the winner of the NHL's two month long playoff tournament, has a storied tradition. Each player from every team who has won the championship has their names etched on the cups silver rings. Rings have been added over the years to compensate for all the names, and some have been removed and stored in the Hockey Hall of Fame to keep the trophy from getting too big. A trophy that was no more than 14 inches high when it was first awarded stands now at over 3 feet tall.

Until recent years, the honor of having your name engraved on the trophy was reserved for players and coaches on the winning team. But Mike Illich has started a new tradition. Illich has expanded the honor to include family members and pets, but not of the players, of the owner. "I see no reason why they shouldn't be on there." says Illich "They are with this team through thick and thin all season long. They feel the exuberance of the victories and the agony of the defeats. If I'm upset about a loss and can't get to sleep at night, my wife is there to comfort me and console me. She's a big part of my team, and I'm a big part of what goes on down on the ice. If it weren't for Pizza Pizza deals [referring to his Little Ceasers empire that funds the Red Wings] there would be no Red Wings.

That brings us to this years honorary member. Nothing says Detroit like the Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent. Making his name as a Rock and Roller in the 1970's and as a hunting and gun rights advocate in the late 1990's, Nugent has interwoven himself into the fiber that is Detroit. Illich says he remembers those late nights at grad school studying under the black lights at 3 o'clock in the morning listening to Wang Dang Sweet Poontang and eating frozen pizzas. That's where he said he first started thinking of his Pizza empire. He remained a fan of Nugent also, even playing Nugents Stranglehold as his wedding song. "With my family, Pizza, and Ted Nugent being such a big part of my life, and me being such a big part of the Red Wings, I think you see the conection that Ted has to the Stanley Cup and that he desreves to be on the cup if we are victorious."

Well said Mike, and your team has the NHL in a Stranglehold baby... gonna crush their face.

Clockwork Orange
03-29-2006, 06:28 PM
http://hockeyoutsiders.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=64&mode=&order=0&thold=0

Detroit, MI - If Mike Illich has any say in it this year, the Motor City Mad Man will be a Stanley Cup Champion... unofficially. With the Red Wings poised for another deep playoff run this year, owner Mike Illich is already making plans for additions to Lord Stanley's Cup. The trophy awarded to the winner of the NHL's two month long playoff tournament, has a storied tradition. Each player from every team who has won the championship has their names etched on the cups silver rings. Rings have been added over the years to compensate for all the names, and some have been removed and stored in the Hockey Hall of Fame to keep the trophy from getting too big. A trophy that was no more than 14 inches high when it was first awarded stands now at over 3 feet tall.

Until recent years, the honor of having your name engraved on the trophy was reserved for players and coaches on the winning team. But Mike Illich has started a new tradition. Illich has expanded the honor to include family members and pets, but not of the players, of the owner. "I see no reason why they shouldn't be on there." says Illich "They are with this team through thick and thin all season long. They feel the exuberance of the victories and the agony of the defeats. If I'm upset about a loss and can't get to sleep at night, my wife is there to comfort me and console me. She's a big part of my team, and I'm a big part of what goes on down on the ice. If it weren't for Pizza Pizza deals [referring to his Little Ceasers empire that funds the Red Wings] there would be no Red Wings.

That brings us to this years honorary member. Nothing says Detroit like the Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent. Making his name as a Rock and Roller in the 1970's and as a hunting and gun rights advocate in the late 1990's, Nugent has interwoven himself into the fiber that is Detroit. Illich says he remembers those late nights at grad school studying under the black lights at 3 o'clock in the morning listening to Wang Dang Sweet Poontang and eating frozen pizzas. That's where he said he first started thinking of his Pizza empire. He remained a fan of Nugent also, even playing Nugents Stranglehold as his wedding song. "With my family, Pizza, and Ted Nugent being such a big part of my life, and me being such a big part of the Red Wings, I think you see the conection that Ted has to the Stanley Cup and that he desreves to be on the cup if we are victorious."

Well said Mike, and your team has the NHL in a Stranglehold baby... gonna crush their face.

Upon hearing this news, Kid Rock and Eminem expressed their outrage at not being included.

SoCalBronco
03-29-2006, 07:42 PM
Florida 3 Pittsburgh 0 Mid second period. :)

Lynn Swann endorses Isle of Capri (Penguins parter) slots proposal putting the heat on Rendell. Rendell will announce his Plan B for the arena tomorrow, we'll see if its fraudulent or not.

So far, so good.

Clockwork Orange
03-29-2006, 07:45 PM
Ovechkin's got his 48th goal of the year tonight.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-29-2006, 07:57 PM
92 points bitches. 1 clear of Staal and 2 of Alfie, and into 3rd place in the League.

SoCalBronco
03-29-2006, 07:58 PM
92 points b****es. 1 clear of Staal and 2 of Alfie, and into 3rd place in the League.

Extremely impressive:thumbsup:

Hercules Rockefeller
03-29-2006, 08:00 PM
Extremely impressive:thumbsup:

Your team is killing me. Totally killing me. And so's mine for beating the 'Canes 2 straight.

SoCalBronco
03-29-2006, 08:05 PM
Your team is killing me. Totally killing me. And so's mine for beating the 'Canes 2 straight.

Heh.

I dont think you guys were going to end up with the worst record anyway....you guys were behind STL and CHI as well. Now its pretty much a lock.

I have some good news for ya though...Johnny LeClair just scored for us. The bad news (for you) is that now we are still down by 3 goals.

Congrats on AO....he deserves to get quite a few votes for the Hart in addition to winning the Calder ofcourse.

Breck Bronc
03-29-2006, 08:09 PM
Damn, the Panthers are on fire. It would be a great story if they made the playoffs.

Bronx33
03-29-2006, 08:28 PM
Damn, the Panthers are on fire. It would be a great story if they made the playoffs.

I got loungo in my FHL and everytime i pull him because i don't think they will win the SOB wins.

Bronx33
03-29-2006, 08:31 PM
Upon hearing this news, Kid Rock and Eminem expressed their outrage at not being included.

Steve yzerman
Kris Draper
Kirk maltby
Fluffy
Mr Toodles
Edith Illich
Jose martinez (the gardener)
Ted Nugent

Bronx33
03-29-2006, 08:32 PM
92 points b****es. 1 clear of Staal and 2 of Alfie, and into 3rd place in the League.

Staal dropped off the earth for some reason.

DivineLegion
03-29-2006, 09:32 PM
Staal dropped off the earth for some reason.

With the loss of Cole, Stall has gone cold. Stall and Cole were awsome line mates and had wonderful chemistry, now Stalls on the Second line and isent getting the opportunitys. Even though he had two shots go off the indside post tonight...

DivineLegion
03-29-2006, 09:32 PM
Your team is killing me. Totally killing me. And so's mine for beating the 'Canes 2 straight.

Thank Cam Ward...:thumbs:

SoCalBronco
03-29-2006, 09:59 PM
STL and CHI headed to OT.

Both get a point. :thumbsup:

Mtbrncofn
03-29-2006, 11:01 PM
http://hockeyoutsiders.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=64&mode=&order=0&thold=0

Detroit, MI - If Mike Illich has any say in it this year, the Motor City Mad Man will be a Stanley Cup Champion... unofficially. With the Red Wings poised for another deep playoff run this year, owner Mike Illich is already making plans for additions to Lord Stanley's Cup. The trophy awarded to the winner of the NHL's two month long playoff tournament, has a storied tradition. Each player from every team who has won the championship has their names etched on the cups silver rings. Rings have been added over the years to compensate for all the names, and some have been removed and stored in the Hockey Hall of Fame to keep the trophy from getting too big. A trophy that was no more than 14 inches high when it was first awarded stands now at over 3 feet tall.

Until recent years, the honor of having your name engraved on the trophy was reserved for players and coaches on the winning team. But Mike Illich has started a new tradition. Illich has expanded the honor to include family members and pets, but not of the players, of the owner. "I see no reason why they shouldn't be on there." says Illich "They are with this team through thick and thin all season long. They feel the exuberance of the victories and the agony of the defeats. If I'm upset about a loss and can't get to sleep at night, my wife is there to comfort me and console me. She's a big part of my team, and I'm a big part of what goes on down on the ice. If it weren't for Pizza Pizza deals [referring to his Little Ceasers empire that funds the Red Wings] there would be no Red Wings.

That brings us to this years honorary member. Nothing says Detroit like the Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent. Making his name as a Rock and Roller in the 1970's and as a hunting and gun rights advocate in the late 1990's, Nugent has interwoven himself into the fiber that is Detroit. Illich says he remembers those late nights at grad school studying under the black lights at 3 o'clock in the morning listening to Wang Dang Sweet Poontang and eating frozen pizzas. That's where he said he first started thinking of his Pizza empire. He remained a fan of Nugent also, even playing Nugents Stranglehold as his wedding song. "With my family, Pizza, and Ted Nugent being such a big part of my life, and me being such a big part of the Red Wings, I think you see the conection that Ted has to the Stanley Cup and that he desreves to be on the cup if we are victorious."

Well said Mike, and your team has the NHL in a Stranglehold baby... gonna crush their face.


What a tard. That's just ridiculous.

Mtbrncofn
03-30-2006, 12:37 AM
Stupid Wild. Stupid Kings.

24champ
03-30-2006, 02:51 AM
well there isnt much to say about tonights game other than being suprised that Jeremy Roenick played tonight. Tommorow is do or die with the oilers.

Clockwork Orange
03-30-2006, 12:54 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_3653310

Vaananen hopeful
Although a longshot, Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen hasn't ruled out a return to the lineup for the playoffs.

Vaananen had a walking boot removed Wednesday from his surgically repaired left ankle, and said he is "way ahead of schedule" in his rehabilitation.

The Finnish veteran suffered multiple fractures to bones in the ankle, and several screws were inserted as part of the surgery. The screws will be taken out by next season.

Vaananen, who was leading the team in plus-minus at the time of his injury (Feb. 2 in Nashville), said he is walking without much pain. Still, a return for the playoffs remains a slim possibility, not only because of the time it would take to get back in top condition, but because of rust from missing so much time.
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While I can't really see it happening, it'd be nice if somehow Ossi could get back for the playoffs.

Tredici
03-30-2006, 02:42 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_3653310

Vaananen hopeful
Although a longshot, Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen hasn't ruled out a return to the lineup for the playoffs.

Vaananen had a walking boot removed Wednesday from his surgically repaired left ankle, and said he is "way ahead of schedule" in his rehabilitation.

The Finnish veteran suffered multiple fractures to bones in the ankle, and several screws were inserted as part of the surgery. The screws will be taken out by next season.

Vaananen, who was leading the team in plus-minus at the time of his injury (Feb. 2 in Nashville), said he is walking without much pain. Still, a return for the playoffs remains a slim possibility, not only because of the time it would take to get back in top condition, but because of rust from missing so much time.
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While I can't really see it happening, it'd be nice if somehow Ossi could get back for the playoffs.

Ouch. Now I'm seeing that happening again. Brutal.

Mogulseeker
03-30-2006, 08:28 PM
The Av's aren't going to get past the second round, maybe not even the first. I say save his strength. The Av's are going to be a powerhouse next year.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-30-2006, 08:57 PM
God damn Capitals, tying the game with 2.5 seconds left. But it looks like Ovechkin will get his 2nd assist of the night.

SoCalBronco
03-30-2006, 09:05 PM
God damn Capitals, tying the game with 2.5 seconds left. But it looks like Ovechkin will get his 2nd assist of the night.

If you guys keep it up, you might not even have a Top 5 pick. ;D

Bronx33
03-30-2006, 09:17 PM
Ouch. Now I'm seeing that happening again. Brutal.

What's amazing is he skated off by himself.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-30-2006, 09:21 PM
If you guys keep it up, you might not even have a Top 5 pick. ;D

Looks like they're solidly in 4th at this point, but if they actually continue to try they could move to 5th.

Al Wilson
03-30-2006, 09:33 PM
This is hilarious stuff between SoCal & Herc. You guys actually want your teams to lose just to get a top pick. Wow, that's lame, and sad (I'm not being an asshole). I'm sure both teams really want to win. Also, this draft doesn't really have franchise players like Sid or Ovechkin. Remember the 2000 draft class for round 1? Only Martin Havlat made a true impact, and most of the players taken infront of him are busts. A lot of players don't live up to their potential.

Hey, Sens 1 win away from 50, and are now 5 points ahead of the Canes I believe. Not bad, since 3 of our top 4 defensemen were out for this game.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-30-2006, 09:43 PM
Remember the 2000 draft class for round 1? Only Martin Havlat made a true impact, and most of the players taken infront of him are busts. A lot of players don't live up to their potential.


2000 draft class? You might want to look at that one again, especially since Havlat wasn't in that draft.

Havlat was in the '99 draft You might want to look at that one again too because some decent players came out of it, and Havlat hasn't made much of an impact either.

SoCalBronco
03-30-2006, 09:49 PM
This is hilarious stuff between SoCal & Herc. You guys actually want your teams to lose just to get a top pick. Wow, that's lame, and sad (I'm not being an a-hole). I'm sure both teams really want to win. Also, this draft doesn't really have franchise players like Sid or Ovechkin. Remember the 2000 draft class for round 1? Only Martin Havlat made a true impact, and most of the players taken infront of him are busts. A lot of players don't live up to their potential.

Hey, Sens 1 win away from 50, and are now 5 points ahead of the Canes I believe. Not bad, since 3 of our top 4 defensemen were out for this game.

Despite it not being a premier draft, there are still guys like Johnson, Kessel, Toews etc. Weve one potentially stellar Defensive defenseman in our entire system and thats Welch. Johnson would be a great addition. In addition, the higher the pick, the more you can get in terms of a trade. Maybe someone really really wants Kessel. We can take advantage of that and in exchange for the pick we can unload Gonchar's salary onto someone in addition to getting a halfway decent player. Another possibility ive heard (although its just a rumor) is that if we get the top overall pick, Minnesota would trade us Marian Gaborik (Crosby, as well as Malkin, will need a big time winger) for it (they allegedly like Kessel, although I dont know if thats true or just based on the assumption that since he is playing at Minnesota currently, he is popular there and would help sell tickets).

In short, winning does nothing for us. Losing does quite a bit. I root (as does Herc) for what's in each team's best interest. Winning simply doesnt do anything for either of our teams right now. So its not "lame" to root against our teams, its the right thing to do. Rooting for them to win just because it "feels bad to root against your team" would be completely irrational.

Mogulseeker
03-30-2006, 09:50 PM
Anyone know about this? http://www.sakic.ca/video/sakic_gilmour20mar99.mpeg

Bronx33
03-30-2006, 09:58 PM
Anyone know about this? http://www.sakic.ca/video/sakic_gilmour20mar99.mpeg

Yep..i was there.

Clockwork Orange
03-30-2006, 10:02 PM
Anyone know about this? http://www.sakic.ca/video/sakic_gilmour20mar99.mpeg

Yep. The day that "Killer" got beat up by a future Lady Byng Trophy winner.

"How do like those apples Gilmour!?!" Ha!

Mogulseeker
03-30-2006, 10:17 PM
Wow so Sakic fought back in the day... I didn't know that. Cool.

Breck Bronc
03-30-2006, 10:29 PM
Yep. The day that "Killer" got beat up by a future Lady Byng Trophy winner.

"How do like those apples Gilmour!?!" Ha!One of the loudest moments in McNichols Arena history. The boys let Joey down that day by not beating Chicago - that game ended up a 3-3 tie, I believe.

Breck Bronc
03-30-2006, 10:34 PM
Despite it not being a premier draft, there are still guys like Johnson, Kessel, Toews etc. Weve one potentially stellar Defensive defenseman in our entire system and thats Welch. Johnson would be a great addition. In addition, the higher the pick, the more you can get in terms of a trade. Maybe someone really really wants Kessel. We can take advantage of that and in exchange for the pick we can unload Gonchar's salary onto someone in addition to getting a halfway decent player. Another possibility ive heard (although its just a rumor) is that if we get the top overall pick, Minnesota would trade us Marian Gaborik (Crosby, as well as Malkin, will need a big time winger) for it (they allegedly like Kessel, although I dont know if thats true or just based on the assumption that since he is playing at Minnesota currently, he is popular there and would help sell tickets).

In short, winning does nothing for us. Losing does quite a bit. I root (as does Herc) for what's in each team's best interest. Winning simply doesnt do anything for either of our teams right now. So its not "lame" to root against our teams, its the right thing to do. Rooting for them to win just because it "feels bad to root against your team" would be completely irrational.SoCal, I wouldn't get your hopes up on Gaborik getting traded to the Pens. I don't think Minnesota will trade their franchise player, who's not even in his prime years yet, for the rights to the number one overall pick. Kessel won't help sell seats because the Wild have sold out every game since they came into existence in 2000.

Clockwork Orange
03-30-2006, 10:39 PM
One of the loudest moments in McNichols Arena history. The boys let Joey down that day by not beating Chicago - that game ended up a 3-3 tie, I believe.

It was right after he'd scored a goal too. Had Sakic known then that Fleury would later miss game 5 of the Western Conference Finals with, ahem, "the flu" he probably wouldn't have been so quick to take on Gilmour in Theo's defense.

Mtbrncofn
03-30-2006, 10:41 PM
The division race this year could induce a lot of ulcers. Good Lord, everyone is within striking distance of the division title with the exception of the Wild. This is tense!

Clockwork Orange
03-31-2006, 12:02 AM
Bad night for San Jose. They lose at home, in regulation to the Coyotes and Jonathon Cheechoo left the game with a leg injury after blocking a shot. They remain 4 points behind Anaheim for the 8th spot in the Western Conference.

After tomorrow night's big showdown in Calgary, the Avs have a very favorable schedule over the following eleven days. They start a five game homestand, all against non-playoff teams (Chicago, San Jose, St. Louis, Minnesota & Phoenix). They'd better make good on those games, their final three of the season are on the road in Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton.

24champ
03-31-2006, 12:10 AM
consider the kings out of the race, any good coaches for hire?

Mtbrncofn
03-31-2006, 12:27 AM
consider the kings out of the race, any good coaches for hire?


Yeah, way to go Kings. We needed them to win tonight.

24champ
03-31-2006, 12:30 AM
Yeah, way to go Kings. We needed them to win tonight.
Ha! yeah thank Garon, god why did we get rid of Huet again? Safe to say Dave Taylor our GM will be a Goner. I like the guy and what he did with the farm but damn he should have put a better deal for Luongo. Anyway sucks that the Avs wont be playing at Pepsi Center tommorow since Ill be in town for the weekend.

Jori
03-31-2006, 11:54 AM
I think the Avs will be in good shape if they can win six of their final nine games; that would give then 100 points. The Avs have some cup cakes on their schedule, but cup cakes can still be dangerous (just ask San Jose).

Here's Calgary's remaining games:

Colorado (tonight)
at Edmonton
Detroit
Phoenix
Minnesota
at Vancouver
Anaheim
Colorado
at LA
at Anaheim

Bronx33
03-31-2006, 01:28 PM
I think the Avs will be in good shape if they can win six of their final nine games; that would give then 100 points. The Avs have some cup cakes on their schedule, but cup cakes can still be dangerous (just ask San Jose).

Here's Calgary's remaining games:

Colorado (tonight)
at Edmonton
Detroit
Phoenix
Minnesota
at Vancouver
Anaheim
Colorado
at LA
at Anaheim

6 out of nine isn't too much to ask for.

Bronx33
03-31-2006, 08:11 PM
Almost time!

SoCalBronco
03-31-2006, 08:15 PM
****ing Pens

Bronx33
03-31-2006, 08:18 PM
****ing Pens

What there are winning?

SoCalBronco
03-31-2006, 08:21 PM
What there are winning?

Yep, 4-0. At least Crosby is having a good game, thats only good thing about it.

****ing bitches, just ruined all the breathing room we got last week.

Mogulseeker
03-31-2006, 08:22 PM
Almost time!

I really dont think placement matters that much. As long as we dont play Detroit in the first round. These teams are so tight taht the talen level is so even from #3-#8 that there will be a lot of upsets....

I see this as the direction that the NHL is going.... I see this league getting so even in the future that playoff standings from like #5-12 will be decided literally the last week.

I love the Av's, but I've been following the minors this year just as much... Jacksonville Barracuda's tickets are so easy and cheap to get your hands on. I've gone to like 30 hockey games this year (2 Avs games, a ton of Barracudas games).... and I'm going to start practing with some of the Barracudas players.

God I'm drunk

Hercules Rockefeller
03-31-2006, 08:28 PM
Yep, 4-0. At least Crosby is having a good game, thats only good thing about it.

****ing b****es, just ruined all the breathing room we got last week.


:thumbs:

Bronx33
03-31-2006, 09:01 PM
Flames up 1-0 on a PP goal.

Mogulseeker
03-31-2006, 09:08 PM
Avs up 2-1 off two Joe Sakic goals

Mogulseeker
03-31-2006, 09:09 PM
13 seconds apart

When I first hear "Sakic... goal" I thought it was a replay of the last one. It wasnt.

Mogulseeker
03-31-2006, 10:36 PM
paytice is good... mlonetal players......... .i like franech

Clockwork Orange
03-31-2006, 10:44 PM
It's pathetic to see how badly the Avs have been outworked in the biggest game they've played this season. 75% of this game has been played in the Avs zone because Calgary is badly outhustling the Avs to every loose puck and they're winning every battle.

Now a ridiculous call gives Calgary a penalty shot and it's 6-3. Unbelievable.

Mogulseeker
03-31-2006, 10:45 PM
of course - buaje sucks

Mogulseeker
03-31-2006, 10:47 PM
henicken and absoult..... this ie me like 2 minutes ago -

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/mightysmurf/HPIM1106.jpg" border="0" alt="Image hosting by Photobucket"></a>

Mtbrncofn
03-31-2006, 11:06 PM
Good Lord, that blew. So is May going to get in trouble for the punch at the end? I thought that was a big no no in the new NHL.

Go Wild and Stars.

Mtbrncofn
03-31-2006, 11:08 PM
It's pathetic to see how badly the Avs have been outworked in the biggest game they've played this season. 75% of this game has been played in the Avs zone because Calgary is badly outhustling the Avs to every loose puck and they're winning every battle.

Now a ridiculous call gives Calgary a penalty shot and it's 6-3. Unbelievable.

We got RAPED on that PS call. No way in hell that was a penalty shot. Good God, he'd already gotten the shot off and had it blocked.

Mtbrncofn
03-31-2006, 11:25 PM
What about the simon kick in?


I had a feeling that one wasn't going our way. That PS call just really pissed me off.

I guess we can all be thankful that Smurf is dressing up in hockey gear and taking pics....instead of ladies undergarments. Ya never know what can happen when you're drunk. Ha!

Mtbrncofn
03-31-2006, 11:34 PM
I think they fell asleep in Toronto.

Mtbrncofn
03-31-2006, 11:36 PM
Good Lord, Vancouver and Minny goin to the SO.

Clockwork Orange
03-31-2006, 11:39 PM
Manny Fernandez shuts the door in the shootout, so Vancouver stays a point behind the Avs.

Mtbrncofn
03-31-2006, 11:40 PM
Way to go, Manny!

Mtbrncofn
03-31-2006, 11:41 PM
I don't think they even went to toronto they made a decision to fast.


Yeah, I thought it was awfully quick too. McCreary's on the take. ;)

Mogulseeker
04-01-2006, 11:52 AM
Ya should take that gear out and get it dirty some time.


Cause we all know how popular ice hockey is in the Florida summer..... Plus what's it gonna get dirty on? Ice? The only nicks you really get are black ones from the puck..... and sweat stains.

I just wear my helmet around the house because Im having hockey withdrawls living in FLA

Mtbrncofn
04-01-2006, 11:54 AM
Cause we all know how popular ice hockey is in the Florida summer..... Plus what's it gonna get dirty on? Ice? The only nicks you really get are black ones from the puck..... and sweat stains.

I just wear my helmet around the house because Im having hockey withdrawls living in FLA


The booze didn't have anything to do with it?

Mtbrncofn
04-01-2006, 12:20 PM
Oooo, this could hurt if true.

According to the Ottawa Sun, a source close to the Senators organization has said goaltender Dominik Hasek will not be returning to the lineup this season. The Senators have refuted the report, calling it unfounded.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=160873&hubname=nhl

Bronx33
04-01-2006, 12:29 PM
The booze didn't have anything to do with it?

Heinikens and absolute............A helmet is a very good idea. LOL

Mtbrncofn
04-01-2006, 12:41 PM
Does Skrastins have a broken jaw or something? I hadn't heard anything about that, but he had that big protective jaw thing on last night.

Pendejo
04-01-2006, 01:40 PM
SoCal, I wouldn't get your hopes up on Gaborik getting traded to the Pens. I don't think Minnesota will trade their franchise player, who's not even in his prime years yet, for the rights to the number one overall pick. Kessel won't help sell seats because the Wild have sold out every game since they came into existence in 2000.

I read recently that Gaborik will be a free agent after next season, and that the Wild could have a hard time re-signing him due to the system they play. I'm not sure if he'll be an unrestricted free agent, but it makes sense that he'd want to leave the Wild and find a team that actually likes to play hockey. He's a great young talent with rockets in his skates...I wouldn't be surprised to see him dealt closer to his impending free agency...they'd get a ton in return for him.

Bronx33
04-01-2006, 03:36 PM
Edmonton vs calgary? tonight who do ya root for lol.

Clockwork Orange
04-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Edmonton vs calgary? tonight who do ya root for lol.

Edmonton.

Jori
04-01-2006, 04:28 PM
I read recently that Gaborik will be a free agent after next season, and that the Wild could have a hard time re-signing him due to the system they play. I'm not sure if he'll be an unrestricted free agent, but it makes sense that he'd want to leave the Wild and find a team that actually likes to play hockey. He's a great young talent with rockets in his skates...I wouldn't be surprised to see him dealt closer to his impending free agency...they'd get a ton in return for him.
The fans in Minnesota have filled up that building since the Wild came into the league. They are a bit tight-fisted, but if they don't resign Gaborik, what's that telling the fans? Even by trading him that would send a bad message. Unless he's asking for the max, it wouldn't make no sense to move him. They have a low enough payroll to afford him.

Jori
04-01-2006, 04:31 PM
Edmonton.
Agreed. Even though the Oilers would tie the Avs in points, the Avs would have a game in hand. At this point, winning the division is a must. The Avs need to avoid Dallas and especially Detroit in the first round; and if they have to play Calgary, it's better if the Avs have home ice.

Mogulseeker
04-01-2006, 05:03 PM
Does Skrastins have a broken jaw or something? I hadn't heard anything about that, but he had that big protective jaw thing on last night.


He probabally does. But we all know Scratch..... He probabally broke his jaw and forgot about it, and decided to wear a visor when he remmembered right before the game.

I love Scratch... he comes cheap, and nothing short of his arm falling off will prevent him from playing.... he would block a shot with his testicles if he had to. I think Karlis Skrastins might just be the most underrated player in the NHL>

Al Wilson
04-01-2006, 05:27 PM
I also think he is out for the season, but that does not mean the Sens should pack it inLOL

Even with Emery in net the Sens are still the best team in the league. Emery is an awesome goalie, and he'll have a chance to prove himself in the playoffs.

Mogulseeker
04-01-2006, 06:58 PM
He probabally does. But we all know Scratch..... He probabally broke his jaw and forgot about it, and decided to wear a visor when he remmembered right before the game.

I love Scratch... he comes cheap, and nothing short of his arm falling off will prevent him from playing.... he would block a shot with his testicles if he had to. I think Karlis Skrastins might just be the most underrated player in the NHL>

You know.... the nickname "Scratch" is rather ironic. Considering his iron man streak, he hasn't been "Scratched" since coming to the Av's

clean
04-01-2006, 08:37 PM
Brodeur gets 438th win as Devils top Flyers:http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=260401015 Goaltenders: All-Time Career Wins:http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2242316Patrick Roy 551
Ed Belfour (active) 457
Terry Sawchuk 447
Martin Brodeur (active) 438
Jacques Plante 437

SoCalBronco
04-01-2006, 08:59 PM
STL 1 NSH 0 after 2 periods. :) Come on Blues, just hold em off another 20 mins.

Jori
04-01-2006, 09:29 PM
STL 1 NSH 0 after 2 periods. :) Come on Blues, just hold em off another 20 mins.
Nashville showed up in the third period; they are up 2-1. But, the Caps shutout the Sens 1-0 :saywhat:

SoCalBronco
04-01-2006, 09:34 PM
Nashville showed up in the third period; they are up 2-1. But, the Caps shutout the Sens 1-0 :saywhat:

Eh, im not worried about the Caps anymore, pretty much only worried about St. Louis and perhaps Chicago.

6 mins to go and Lalime got hurt so STL probably will not be able to find a way to come out of this game with a point.

Hercules Rockefeller
04-01-2006, 10:36 PM
But, the Caps shutout the Sens 1-0 :saywhat:

That's got to be embarrassing, and another point for the Calder winner

Mogulseeker
04-01-2006, 11:21 PM
Brodeur gets 438th win as Devils top Flyers:http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=260401015 Goaltenders: All-Time Career Wins:http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2242316Patrick Roy 551
Ed Belfour (active) 457
Terry Sawchuk 447
Martin Brodeur (active) 438
Jacques Plante 437


Looks like people are catching up. Belfour is less than 100 wins away.

SoCalBronco
04-01-2006, 11:26 PM
Brodeur gets 438th win as Devils top Flyers:http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=260401015 Goaltenders: All-Time Career Wins:http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2242316Patrick Roy 551
Ed Belfour (active) 457
Terry Sawchuk 447
Martin Brodeur (active) 438
Jacques Plante 437

Go Marty! He's always been my favorite non-Penguins goaltender in the league.

http://www.ithaca.edu/students/pdeller1/images/goalie_martin_brodeur.jpe

Mogulseeker
04-01-2006, 11:47 PM
Great, well Im out.... be gone untill this friday..... laters

Clockwork Orange
04-02-2006, 12:25 AM
Sharks lose in OT to the Coyotes. Matt Carle had another up and down game. He scored the Sharks first goal, but then took an interference penalty in OT that led to Reinprecht's game winner (and hat trick).

Jori
04-02-2006, 01:02 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/id/5373396_7_2.jpg

Caption anyone? ;D

Mtbrncofn
04-02-2006, 01:51 AM
LOL I can't even think of one for that pic. Great find, Jori.

And to all other goalies within striking distance of St. Patty's record, RETIRE NOW. That record is his, damnit!

Mtbrncofn
04-02-2006, 01:52 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/id/5373396_7_2.jpg

Caption anyone? ;D


"I think my tattoist was drunk."

Mtbrncofn
04-02-2006, 01:56 AM
OH man, the Flamers won? ****. They're coming on strong lately. I find that worriesome.

Clockwork Orange
04-02-2006, 03:02 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/id/5373396_7_2.jpg

The Colorado Avalanche have announced the signing of Mike Tyson (pictured with winger Ian Laperriere). The Avalanche signed the enigmatic Tyson despite the fact that he has no hockey skills, can't skate and hasn't won a fight in years. When confronted with this, team President & General Manager Pierre Lacroix responded, "Those things didn't stop me from signing Brad May, why would they stop me now?"

Mtbrncofn
04-02-2006, 03:04 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/id/5373396_7_2.jpg

The Colorado Avalanche have announced the signing of Mike Tyson (pictured with winger Ian Laperriere). The Avalanche signed the enigmatic Tyson despite the fact that he has no hockey skills, can't skate and hasn't won a fight in years. When confronted with this, team President & General Manager Pierre Lacroix responded, "Those things didn't stop me from signing Brad May, why would they stop me now?"


Hilarious! That was a great one!

Mogulseeker
04-02-2006, 07:07 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/id/5373396_7_2.jpg

The Colorado Avalanche have announced the signing of Mike Tyson (pictured with winger Ian Laperriere). The Avalanche signed the enigmatic Tyson despite the fact that he has no hockey skills, can't skate and hasn't won a fight in years. When confronted with this, team President & General Manager Pierre Lacroix responded, "Those things didn't stop me from signing Brad May, why would they stop me now?"

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Funniest thing I've heard all week.......

That isn't the first instance of someone speculating. After the Bertuzzi incident I proposed on this board the we sign Mike Tyson as an enforcer..... teach him some marginal skate skills and let him pound the **** out of Bertuzzi.

Mogulseeker
04-02-2006, 08:09 AM
Yes, here it is -

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=10735&page=2&highlight=bertuzzi+tyson
03-09-2004, 05:23 PM


You know, I've always wondered what it would be like if we suited up Mike Tyson as an enforcer. After what happened, that might be a possibility. Hey, he's in financial trouble... Im sure he would have no problem taking a $200,000 paycheck for playing one season with the Av's.

We can send him after Cooke, May, Brookbank, Ruutu in the playoffs. And of course Bertuzzi is he ever plays again.

Part of me wants Bertuzzi to never play hockey again, so he can rott in jail, getting raped every other day....

The other part of me wants that Av's to have another shot at him... send an older enforcer... like Baranby or Cummins to pull off the same cheap **** that he did. You know, have one of our older enforcers sacrifice their carrears to end Bertuzzi's.

Great... I just got banned from the Pearl Drums message forum for posting my feelings on Bertuzzi...

Jori
04-02-2006, 09:15 AM
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Funniest thing I've heard all week.......

That isn't the first instance of someone speculating. After the Bertuzzi incident I proposed on this board the we sign Mike Tyson as an enforcer..... teach him some marginal skate skills and let him pound the **** out of Bertuzzi.
Or he could just eat Bertuzzi's ear :rofl:

Bronx33
04-02-2006, 02:27 PM
Theo is skating...

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c219/sweets1982/Theodore/Avs%20Prac%20Photos/

Clockwork Orange
04-02-2006, 04:14 PM
Theo is skating...

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c219/sweets1982/Theodore/Avs%20Prac%20Photos/

Well, that's a start.

SoCalBronco
04-02-2006, 04:15 PM
We're ahead of the Devils by a goal late in the third. :(

Id basically concede to STL if we win this game. We'd only be up by a point and I could see STL losing out easily.

SoCalBronco
04-02-2006, 04:24 PM
NJ ties it with 19 seconds left. Now hopefully they can win it in OT.
A point still sucks though.

SoCalBronco
04-02-2006, 04:25 PM
Damn, Madden almost won it for them with a second left.

SoCalBronco
04-02-2006, 04:30 PM
Gionta scores in OT. Nice. Im still pissed we pulled a point out though.

Bronx33
04-02-2006, 05:54 PM
Sweet!!


http://www.stupidstuff.org/cm/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=651

Pendejo
04-02-2006, 09:19 PM
The fans in Minnesota have filled up that building since the Wild came into the league. They are a bit tight-fisted, but if they don't resign Gaborik, what's that telling the fans? Even by trading him that would send a bad message. Unless he's asking for the max, it wouldn't make no sense to move him. They have a low enough payroll to afford him.

Understandable, but my point was...if Gaborik is an unrestricted free agent after next season...the decision could very well be out of Minnesota's hands. It wouldn't make sense to move him even if he was asking for the max. It makes sense only if he decides that he wants to move on to a system that would better allow him to play to his offensice capabilities.

What it could be telling the fans though...is that the Wild still play a sh!tty brand of hockey.

Jori
04-02-2006, 10:47 PM
Gaborik's only 24, and I would think he'd only be an RFA after next season.

He might want to leave Minnesota; I've not seen any indication of that, but who knows.

The Wild certainly are not the most exciting team in the league, but they still pack the house for each game.

Pendejo
04-02-2006, 11:21 PM
Once again you're right Jori. I just looked up the free agency rules...and I don't believe he'll be an UFA until the 2007-2008 season.

Minnesota still sucks...full house or not.

Clockwork Orange
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Ovechkin picks up an assist in the 1st period against Carolina for his 96th point of the season.

12th man
04-03-2006, 10:48 PM
what a win tonight for the avs. scored two goals within the last minute of the game. one of witch Rob blake scored his 200th goal. congrats to him. and go avs!!

Clockwork Orange
04-03-2006, 11:10 PM
Dan "The Man" Hinote with the luckiest goal of his career. Unbelievable.

I'll take the points any way we can get them. At this time of year they don't ask how, they ask how many.

Sakic now has a 10 game points streak with three more assists tonight. Congrats to Rob Blake on picking up the 200th goal of his career.

Clockwork Orange
04-03-2006, 11:54 PM
L.A. beat the Canchokes 1-0, in regulation. !Booya!

Mtbrncofn
04-04-2006, 12:48 AM
Too bad the Wings couldn't end it for us in regulation. The Oil did some ass whoopin on the Yotes too, unfortunately.

Nothing bad happened to anyone in the game did it? Of course I couldn't watch it because its on the ever- infamous-in-my-household OLN.

Good Lord, what the hell is Khan doing in my avatar? I thought April Fools was past!

Clockwork Orange
04-04-2006, 12:57 AM
Too bad the Wings couldn't end it for us in regulation. The Oil did some ass whoopin on the Yotes too, unfortunately.

Nothing bad happened to anyone in the game did it? Of course I couldn't watch it because its on the ever- infamous-in-my-household OLN.

Good Lord, what the hell is Khan doing in my avatar? I thought April Fools was past!

No one got injured, thankfully. Laaksonen did miss the game with the flu though.

Vancouver is officially in serious trouble. They're still 2 points up on San Jose for the 8th playoff spot, but the Sharks have 3 games in hand on them. They're also only 2 up on L.A. and they've got a game in hand on them. It's a shame that the Avs are going to help the Canchokes out when they beat San Jose on Wednesday night. :homer:

Mtbrncofn
04-04-2006, 01:03 AM
Vancouver is officially in serious trouble.


I'm cryin for them. :devil:

Clockwork Orange
04-04-2006, 01:04 AM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/COJD11604040358.jpg

Khabi is still trying to figure out how on earth that one ended up in the net.

broncocalijohn
04-04-2006, 01:42 AM
L.A. beat the Canchokes 1-0, in regulation. !Booya!

do you think cb24 is now coming back feeling good after his kings just posted two wins by shutouts? He better come in b4 tomorrow's game when reality check (into the boards) meets his team. Ducks high powered offense versus his defensive dominance lately. Ducks score 4 Kings 2. Selanne/McDonald each with two points. BTW: Selanne is comeback player of the year IMHO but isnt everyone since there was no hockey last year?

Rshackleford
04-04-2006, 03:38 AM
I'm cryin for them. :devil:
Yep.The next 4 days will be very telling,as the Canucks dont play at all,while San Jose makes up the 3 games they have in hand.I cant bear to watch.Someone put me out of my misery!

Tredici
04-04-2006, 01:10 PM
Dan "The Man" Hinote with the luckiest goal of his career. Unbelievable.

I'll take the points any way we can get them. At this time of year they don't ask how, they ask how many.

Sakic now has a 10 game points streak with three more assists tonight. Congrats to Rob Blake on picking up the 200th goal of his career.

It is unbelievable. Especially considering Hinote had two chances in the first at an open net and couldn't figure out how to get the puck on his stick. Oh well. Number 13 comes through!

Funny. A guy I work with says Blake's goal goes in so he rushes off to put his two little ones in bed so he can settle in and watch OT in peace. Comes back to the TV to see Budaj skating off and the 4-3 score. He thinks, Man that is the fastest OT Goal in history. Then sees they won in regulation.

DOH!

alkemical
04-04-2006, 01:22 PM
Well crosby should finish on the top10 for scoring.

He exceeded expectations - he is the ONLY "star" power the team has - he's being used to keep the team in pitt, get a new areana - oh and win a cup..

he's done a good job.

Clockwork Orange
04-04-2006, 03:44 PM
Well crosby should finish on the top10 for scoring.

He exceeded expectations - he is the ONLY "star" power the team has - he's being used to keep the team in pitt, get a new areana - oh and win a cup..

he's done a good job.

He absolutely has. Unfortunately for him, through no fault of his own, anything short of leading the league in scoring will be considered a diappointment to some. The massive hype surrounding him when he entered the league is the reason for it.

He's had a great year and he's only going to get better. It makes me happy to know that the future of the NHL is in good hands with the likes of Crosby, Ovechkin & Phaneuf. These kids are awesome.

alkemical
04-04-2006, 04:36 PM
He absolutely has. Unfortunately for him, through no fault of his own, anything short of leading the league in scoring will be considered a diappointment to some. The massive hype surrounding him when he entered the league is the reason for it.

He's had a great year and he's only going to get better. It makes me happy to know that the future of the NHL is in good hands with the likes of Crosby, Ovechkin & Phaneuf. These kids are awesome.


actually, i think he'll be fine. He appears to want to be 'sidney crosby' and not 'mario2/wayne2/etc' -

I really like phaneuf alot - his game is awesome to watch -

Clockwork Orange
04-04-2006, 05:16 PM
Hinote is on 950 The Fan right now, he's friggin' hilarious.

Irv Brown admitted that he turned the game off after Chicago scored with 5 minutes to go and Hinote called him a bandwagoner. Irv denied it and Hinote said he'd prove it. He said that he hadn't scored a goal in forever and his phone wasn't ringing. All of a sudden he scores one last night and his phone rings......and it's Irv & Joe. Ha!

Bronx33
04-04-2006, 08:56 PM
What a great game to watch.

SoCalBronco
04-04-2006, 09:18 PM
STL 5 mins away from getting at least a point at MIN.

I'll be furious if they blow it again like their last game against Nashville.

SoCalBronco
04-04-2006, 09:26 PM
OT, STL gets a point.

Come on Blues, get another

SoCalBronco
04-04-2006, 09:34 PM
One of the best OT periods ive seen. So many great scoring chances.

Shootout.

SoCalBronco
04-04-2006, 09:41 PM
MIN wins the shootout. :( Its ok, one point is better than nothing

broncocalijohn
04-04-2006, 09:45 PM
One of the best OT periods ive seen. So many great scoring chances.

Shootout.

i have trouble with a team fan that wants his team to lose or do u just want the other crapola teams to do better? They play to wina nd i watch to win!

SoCalBronco
04-04-2006, 09:46 PM
i have trouble with a team fan that wants his team to lose or do u just want the other crapola teams to do better? They play to wina nd i watch to win!

That's an irrational approach in these circumstances.

broncocalijohn
04-04-2006, 10:29 PM
Avery that big Puss A$$. He starts a fight in the 1st then lets others finish it. Well, Kings got two in the first. I guess by my prediction, no more scoring for them. GO DUCKS! Selanne 1 goal

Pendejo
04-04-2006, 10:35 PM
MIN wins the shootout. :( Its ok, one point is better than nothing

Not in your case hoss. Don't you mean that one point is better than two? Isn't zero ideal? You're not sandbagging us are you?

SoCalBronco
04-04-2006, 10:39 PM
Not in your case hoss. Don't you mean that one point is better than two? Isn't zero ideal? You're not sandbagging us are you?

Zero is definitely NOT ideal (from my perspective for St. Louis).

Im like Herc. Ive been hoping my club finishes dead last (and that the other teams near the cellar, like STL and WSH dont) for months so that we can be assured of at worst the 2nd overall pick.

Pendejo
04-04-2006, 10:44 PM
Zero is definitely NOT ideal (from my perspect for St. Louis).

Im like Herc. Ive been hoping my club finishes dead last (and that the other teams near the cellar, like STL and WSH dont) for months so that we can be assured of at worst the 2nd overall pick.

Whoops...I didn't realize you weren't talking about the Pens. Things are clearly still in order in the 'Mane's hockey universe.

Why don't you and Herc throw some of your bad mojo at the Flames, Ducks, Oilers, Cansucks, and pretty much every other team competing for a playoff spot with the Avs. It'd be the decent thing to do.

Mtbrncofn
04-04-2006, 11:00 PM
Why don't you and Herc throw some of your bad mojo at the Flames, Ducks, Oilers, Cansucks, and pretty much every other team competing for a playoff spot with the Avs. It'd be the decent thing to do.


Yeah, SoCal...get on that!

Go Kings...for tonight anyway. ;)

Mtbrncofn
04-04-2006, 11:04 PM
I find this irritating.

Nashville defenceman Brendan Witt has been suspended one game by the NHL following a questionable hit on Monday night.

The Blue Jackets lost David Vyborny at the 10:05 mark of the first period of Coumbus' game against the Predators after he collided knee-on-knee with Witt.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161222&hubname=nhl

And then this one:
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Sabres forward Jochen Hecht will be lost for two weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee following a hit by Toronto's Darcy Tucker in the third period of Buffalo's 3-2 shootout win over the Maple Leafs on Monday night.

And no suspension for Tucker.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161221&hubname=nhl

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Now what the hell happened to constistency here? Witt lays a 'questionable' hit on Vyborny and gets the ax for a game. Tucker ( we all know he has a sterling reputation ) lays a definite knee to knee hit on Hecht and gets nothing.

???

Pendejo
04-04-2006, 11:07 PM
Tucker's a really cheap ass player too. But he plays for toronto so.....

Mtbrncofn
04-04-2006, 11:18 PM
Tucker's a really cheap ass player too. But he plays for toronto so.....


Come on now, you know Darcy is the epitome of class. LOL

Bronx33
04-04-2006, 11:18 PM
I find this irritating.

Nashville defenceman Brendan Witt has been suspended one game by the NHL following a questionable hit on Monday night.

The Blue Jackets lost David Vyborny at the 10:05 mark of the first period of Coumbus' game against the Predators after he collided knee-on-knee with Witt.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161222&hubname=nhl

And then this one:
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Sabres forward Jochen Hecht will be lost for two weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee following a hit by Toronto's Darcy Tucker in the third period of Buffalo's 3-2 shootout win over the Maple Leafs on Monday night.

And no suspension for Tucker.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161221&hubname=nhl

_____________

Now what the hell happened to constistency here? Witt lays a 'questionable' hit on Vyborny and gets the ax for a game. Tucker ( we all know he has a sterling reputation ) lays a definite knee to knee hit on Hecht and gets nothing.

???

I guess hartnall ended patrick lalimes season the other night, anybody see it?

Mtbrncofn
04-04-2006, 11:20 PM
I didn't see it. I heard he was done for the season, didn't know someone else caused it for him. What happened?

Clockwork Orange
04-05-2006, 12:09 AM
Tucker's a really cheap ass player too. But he plays for toronto so.....

Tucker's another one of these punks who the league allows to play as dirty as they want with no consequences. He's right there with Ruutu & Avery.

I saw Ruutu throw a blatant elbow to the head of Corey Perry a few days ago while Perry was on one knee. He got a 2 minute minor for it. Pretty typical.

Pendejo
04-05-2006, 12:59 AM
Tucker's another one of these punks who the league allows to play as dirty as they want with no consequences. He's right there with Ruutu & Avery.

I saw Ruutu throw a blatant elbow to the head of Corey Perry a few days ago while Perry was on one knee. He got a 2 minute minor for it. Pretty typical.

Avery is a douche, but he is not even close to being in Tucker or Ruutu's class...Avery is only a notch or two worse than Dan Hinote...he's not nearly as cheap as the two aforementioned...although he's easily the dumbest of the group of four in this paragraph.

Clockwork Orange
04-05-2006, 02:46 AM
Theodore takes part in his first full practice with the Avs.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2397053

DENVER -- New Avalanche goaltender Jose Theodore participated in his first full practice with the team Tuesday, a key step in his recovery from a broken heel.

Theodore was in full pads and took part in the entire practice, team spokesman Damen Zier said. No estimate has been made on when he will play his first game for Colorado, though the team has said he would be 100 percent for the playoffs.

"He said every day's better than the one before," Zier said.

Theodore was traded by Montreal on March 8 for Avalanche goalie David Aebischer. He has not played since fracturing his right heel while putting salt on the ice outside his Montreal home during the NHL's Olympic break.
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I'm hoping that he can maybe get his first start near the end of the homestand. 100% healthy or not, he's got to knock the rust off in a hurry and the more regular season games he's got for that the better.

Mtbrncofn
04-05-2006, 10:10 AM
I hope you're right, CO. I find it incredibly worrisome that he will just be thrown into the fire when the playoffs start. At least a game or two ought to help a bit.

Tredici
04-05-2006, 10:24 AM
When did Jose go on Injured Reserve? You know, those magical 28 days that made it possible for the Avs to fit him in under the cap?

My guess is he's in net day 29....

Mtbrncofn
04-05-2006, 10:34 AM
So when is day 29?!

Tredici
04-05-2006, 10:39 AM
Ha. Don't know. I still find the whole thing remarkably "coincidental". I wouldn't say anything like "orchestrated".

Theodore doesn't get his form back and Pierre will be in severe jeopardy of losing his mastermind status. But since everything the guy does seemingly, somehow, works out I only hope this will too.

To be where they are without Forsberg, Foote, Kono, Svatos, Tanguay and Abey is a testament to the strength of the organization. Or maybe parity came instantly to the "new" NHL.

Bronx33
04-05-2006, 02:36 PM
GAME: San Jose Sharks (37-26-11) at Colorado Avalanche (41-26-8).

TIME: Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT.

The Colorado Avalanche look to extend their home point streak to eight games and continue their push for the Northwest Division title when they face the San Jose Sharks, who are battling just to make the playoffs.

Colorado looked to be on its way to a costly loss Monday before scoring two goals in the final minute to defeat Chicago 4-3 at the Pepsi Center. Rob Blake scored a power-play goal with 58 seconds left Monday and Dan Hinote got the winner with 12 seconds remaining for the Avalanche, who are three points behind Calgary for the Northwest title and the third seed in the Western Conference.

"This was big because we needed these points," said Blake, who scored twice to become the 17th NHL defenseman with 200 goals. "I got a power play at the end and Danny made a strong move down the wall, put the puck to the net and it went in."
Click here to find out more!

Colorado improved to 6-0-1 in its last seven in Denver.

The Avalanche are also battling Anaheim for the fifth spot in the West, and are only three points ahead of eighth-place Vancouver.

The Avs' remaining schedule could be an advantage for them, considering how well they have played at home recently. The Avalanche, who opened a five-game homestand Monday, are 13-2-3 at the Pepsi Center since the start of January.

Colorado's final three games, however, are on the road against Northwest opponents Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton.

Andrew Brunette had a goal and an assist for Colorado on Monday while Joe Sakic added three assists to extend his point streak to 10 games, with eight goals and 12 assists in that span. Sakic is one goal shy of tying Hall of Famer Mike Bossy for 17th place on the career list with 573.

Colorado has lost two straight to San Jose and will try to even the season series at 2-2 in the final meeting between the teams. The Avalanche have won four of their last five home games against the Sharks, outscoring them 16-6.

The Sharks got a badly needed victory Monday night, defeating Dallas 3-2 in overtime. Joe Thornton scored a power-play goal with 20.2 seconds left in the extra period to end a three-game losing streak for San Jose, which is two points out of the final playoff spot.

"Hopefully we can look back and say that's how we got into the playoffs," said Thornton, who scored his first goal since March 9. "We had 20 guys show up tonight. We're hoping we can reel off three or four in a row and keep it rolling."

Thornton has two goals and two assists in two games against the Avalanche this season.

Patrick Marleau added a power-play goal and an assist and Ville Nieminen scored a short-handed goal for the Sharks, who outshot the Stars 34-18.

San Jose's three-game road trip concludes Thursday against the Los Angeles Kings, who are battling Vancouver and the Sharks for the final postseason berth.

STANDINGS: Sharks - 85 points, 3rd place (tied), 18 PB, Pacific Division. Avalanche - 90 points, 2nd place, 3 PB, Northwest Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Sharks - Jonathan Cheechoo, 46 goals; Thornton, 57 assists; Marleau, 82 points; Mark Smith, 93 PIM. Avalanche - Marek Svatos, 32 goals; Sakic, 51 assists and 81 points; Ian Laperriere, 109 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Sharks - Power play: 17.6 percent (78 for 442), 17th in NHL. Penalty killing: 81.2 percent (294 for 362), 21st. Avalanche - Power play: 19.5 percent (85 for 436), 5th. Penalty killing: 83.9 percent (339 for 404), 10th.

GOALTENDERS: Sharks - Evgeni Nabokov (15-18-7, 1 SO, 3.08); Vesa Toskala (17-7-4, 1, 2.72 GAA). Avalanche - Peter Budaj (13-9-6, 2, 2.86); Vitaly Kolesnik (3-3-0, 3.24).

SEASON SERIES: Sharks, 2-1.

LAST MEETING: March 19; Sharks, 6-5. At San Jose, Calif., Alyn McCauley's goal with 4:13 remaining snapped a tie, and Marleau scored twice for the Sharks.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Sharks - 15-18-4 on the road; Avalanche - 23-8-6 at home.

alkemical
04-05-2006, 02:42 PM
today's topic:

marc andre-fluery's bright ass yellow pads

broncocalijohn
04-05-2006, 03:16 PM
do you think cb24 is now coming back feeling good after his kings just posted two wins by shutouts? He better come in b4 tomorrow's game when reality check (into the boards) meets his team. Ducks high powered offense versus his defensive dominance lately. Ducks score 4 Kings 2. Selanne/McDonald each with two points. BTW: Selanne is comeback player of the year IMHO but isnt everyone since there was no hockey last year?

Well, my prediction was right on until the last 11 seconds of the game when Ducks hit an open netter and then somehow score another 10 seconds later with the goalie in the crease. Ducks are 2 points from the Predators. Avs and Ducks both want a piece of Kariya. Go San Jose!

Mtbrncofn
04-05-2006, 05:10 PM
today's topic:

marc andre-fluery's bright ass yellow pads


The shooters certainly know where he is at all times.

alkemical
04-05-2006, 05:19 PM
The shooters certainly know where he is at all times.


i laugh everytime i see them, i think he's trying to blind people

he plays tonight v brodeur

Mtbrncofn
04-05-2006, 05:24 PM
i laugh everytime i see them, i think he's trying to blind people

he plays tonight v brodeur


Hey if it works! They are some bright muthas. Someone in NY has some equally bright orange ones too. Not sure if it's DiPietro.

alkemical
04-05-2006, 05:26 PM
Hey if it works! They are some bright muthas. Someone in NY has some equally bright orange ones too. Not sure if it's DiPietro.


i think dipetro has some orange ones

Clockwork Orange
04-05-2006, 07:21 PM
Ovechkin picks up an assist for his 97th point of the season. That now gives him a 10 game points streak.

SoCalBronco
04-05-2006, 07:53 PM
Crosby with a goal and assist. 87 points for #87.

Devils lead 5-3 at the 2nd intermission.

Disco Man
04-05-2006, 08:16 PM
Canadiens on FIRE 7 in a row!!!!!!!

Hercules Rockefeller
04-05-2006, 09:43 PM
Ovechkin picks up an assist for his 97th point of the season. That now gives him a 10 game points streak.

and he's slumping too. 8 goals in the last two games and all he has is two assists.

Bronx33
04-05-2006, 10:37 PM
Avs lose in a penalty festival..............




PS: I hate refs

Breck Bronc
04-05-2006, 11:49 PM
It was nice going down to The Can tonight to watch Matt Carle play, even though he didn't get much ice time.

The Avs seem to have run out of gas. Sakic, Blake and Hejduk can only carry you so far when guys like McCormick, May, Hinote and Boughner are your secondary scoring options. Laperriere had a rough game, as did Turgeon. I can't be mad at Lappy with how well he's played for us this season.

For those that watched tonight on TV, how did that puck not go in during the scramble in front of San Jose's net late in the 3rd period? I thought I saw a Shark player close his hand on the puck in the crease, but I didn't get a good look at the replay.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 06:07 PM
That blew anyway. And of course the Flamers had to win too. Could it get any tighter?

I can already feel my annual Stanley Cup ulcer rearing its ugly head.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 06:10 PM
It was nice going down to The Can tonight to watch Matt Carle play, even though he didn't get much ice time.

The Avs seem to have run out of gas. Sakic, Blake and Hejduk can only carry you so far when guys like McCormick, May, Hinote and Boughner are your secondary scoring options. Laperriere had a rough game, as did Turgeon. I can't be mad at Lappy with how well he's played for us this season.

For those that watched tonight on TV, how did that puck not go in during the scramble in front of San Jose's net late in the 3rd period? I thought I saw a Shark player close his hand on the puck in the crease, but I didn't get a good look at the replay.

Hey Breck, when you go to Calgary, give me a comparison on their arena compared to the Pepsi Center or other ones if you want. From TV, the Pepsi Center looks very nice. The Saddledome...not so nice. They have the same seats in that place that we had in our cheesy auditorium in high school. You know the ones, they're wood and small and they rock....or maybe they weren't supposed to.

Both my husband and I were just curious as to how it stacks up to others.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 06:13 PM
This would be cool, no?

Avalanche fans are likely rooting for the Barrie Colts in their OHL playoff against Brampton. If the Battalion are eliminated, that would free up prospect Wojtek Wolski to play for Colorado immediately. The left wing has had a great season in Brampton, with 128 points (47 goals) in 56 games - tops in the league. In six playoff games, Wolski has 12 points. - Denver Post

anthonypacino
04-06-2006, 06:19 PM
When is Jose going to be ready?? Buhda is driving me nuts, everytime they shoot at him I think it's a 60/40 chance it will be a goal. That ding dong off the pipe killed me last night. Sauve lost last night but still had 32 saves, I always thought he was better than Abby.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 06:26 PM
Seriously, you thought he was better than Aebi? Whoa.

With Budaj, I close my eyes if he hasn't made the initial save because rebounds are what get him a LOT. I hear the horn blow a lot while my eyes are closed. :nono:

anthonypacino
04-06-2006, 06:51 PM
Seriously, you thought he was better than Aebi? Whoa.

With Budaj, I close my eyes if he hasn't made the initial save because rebounds are what get him a LOT. I hear the horn blow a lot while my eyes are closed. :nono:
It was close but I thought Sauve had more potentional

Pendejo
04-06-2006, 08:21 PM
This would be cool, no?

Avalanche fans are likely rooting for the Barrie Colts in their OHL playoff against Brampton. If the Battalion are eliminated, that would free up prospect Wojtek Wolski to play for Colorado immediately. The left wing has had a great season in Brampton, with 128 points (47 goals) in 56 games - tops in the league. In six playoff games, Wolski has 12 points. - Denver Post

Apparently there's no way that Wolski is eligible to play for the Avs this season. I can't remember who...but someone explained why earlier on this thread. I believe it has to do with his being a teenager, and being sent down to the juniors. As soon as the Avs sent him down he was done wearing their sweater for the remainder of the season...all inclusive of course.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 10:15 PM
Apparently there's no way that Wolski is eligible to play for the Avs this season. I can't remember who...but someone explained why earlier on this thread. I believe it has to do with his being a teenager, and being sent down to the juniors. As soon as the Avs sent him down he was done wearing their sweater for the remainder of the season...all inclusive of course.


Yeah, I remember that, but I figure if TSN has it from the DP..it must be possible?

Pendejo
04-06-2006, 10:22 PM
Yeah, I remember that, but I figure if TSN has it from the DP..it must be possible?

Perhaps so mt...

http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_3677739

Avalanche fans should root hard for the Barrie Colts in the coming days.

The Colts of the Ontario Hockey League play the Brampton Battalion tonight in Game 1 of a semifinal playoff series. If the Colts eliminate Brampton, that would free up the rights for Avalanche prospect Wojtek Wolski to play for Colorado immediately.

Under NHL bylaws, Wolski - the prohibitive favorite to be named MVP of the OHL this season - cannot play for the Avs until his junior season ends. Once the Avs returned Wolski, 19, to Brampton early in the regular season, he wasn't eligible to return to the NHL until his junior season was over.

Wolski could be a potent addition to the Avalanche playoff roster. The left wing has had a great season in Brampton, winning the OHL's player of the month award three straight months at one point. Wolski had six points in nine games for Colorado in October, and 128 points (47 goals) in 56 games for the Battalion - tops in the league.

In six playoff games, Wolski has 12 points. The Avalanche said if Wolski were to play only in the playoffs, his nearly $1 million NHL salary would not count against the salary cap. Teams stop paying player salaries when the regular season ends.

Pendejo
04-06-2006, 10:24 PM
Then this is from the Post's Mailbag titled "Wolski Not In the Cards"...written by the same person responsible for the above column. Perhaps there is gray area.

Hey, Adrian. There were some rumors on a few boards that Wojtek Wolski might be able to come back now that his season is over. Any truth to those?
-- Mark, Fairbanks, Alaska

Mark - No, Wolski will NOT be able to play with the Avs, either at the end of the regular season or the playoffs. Because of his age, 19, he is ineligible to play, because the Avs sent him back to junior this year rather than keep him after 10 NHL games. It's a technicality that I'm sure the Avs don't like right now, but they have to live with it.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 10:25 PM
Aha. So we really should be hoping that they lose.

I fee like SoCal and Herc here. :P ( You know I luv you guys )

Pendejo
04-06-2006, 10:25 PM
Another good offensive player would be great if this is true...but I still think the Avs are too weak both defensively and between the pipes to be a serious cup threat.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 10:26 PM
Then this is from the Post's Mailbag titled "Wolski Not In the Cards"...written by the same person responsible for the above column. Perhaps there is gray area.

Hey, Adrian. There were some rumors on a few boards that Wojtek Wolski might be able to come back now that his season is over. Any truth to those?
-- Mark, Fairbanks, Alaska

Mark - No, Wolski will NOT be able to play with the Avs, either at the end of the regular season or the playoffs. Because of his age, 19, he is ineligible to play, because the Avs sent him back to junior this year rather than keep him after 10 NHL games. It's a technicality that I'm sure the Avs don't like right now, but they have to live with it.


Well damnit, who's right? They shouldn't be printing this stuff and gettin hopes up if it's not possible.

Jori
04-06-2006, 10:27 PM
The article today by Adrian Dater is correct. Dater occasionally posts on the HF boards and was kind enough to post yesterday that he was incorrect about saying Wolski could not be called up.

He just couldn't be called up until his season in the OHL is over (and the fact that he is now 20 years old).

Just to update, Brampton won 4-1 in the opening game of the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Wojo had an assist tonight.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 10:29 PM
Darn.

Thanks for the clarification, Jori.

Jori
04-06-2006, 10:34 PM
I actually hope Brampton goes far. How much of an impact could he really have for the Avs until next season?

Jori
04-06-2006, 10:38 PM
Frozen Four results:

Boston College beats North Dakota 6-5; Jordan Parise picked a bad day to have arguably his worst game of the season. Toews and Oshie had solid games. NoDak will likely lose some players (i.e. Smaby, Stafford); hopefully for their sakes, the great freshmen stay at least one more year.

Wisconsin doubles up Maine 4-2. Great atmopshere; Wisconsin hockey fans are some of the best.

I'm picking Wisconsin to win it on Saturday, giving the WCHA five straight NCAA championships.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 10:39 PM
I don't know. I was hoping he'd come back and pull a Svatos of the last playoffs for us or something. Cripes, if they'd bench May and put Wolski in, I'd be happy. He'd have to contribute more than the Turd does.

Jori
04-06-2006, 10:48 PM
I don't know. I was hoping he'd come back and pull a Svatos of the last playoffs for us or something. Cripes, if they'd bench May and put Wolski in, I'd be happy. He'd have to contribute more than the Turd does.
My grandmother is better then Brad May :rofl:

Jori
04-06-2006, 10:51 PM
I see what you mean about Wojo coming in under the radar. Perhaps he could replace the void left by Svatos.

Mtbrncofn
04-06-2006, 11:01 PM
Anyone else watching the Stars/Ducks game? Mike Modano just left the game, looking very hurt.

With the season he's been having, that would be a huge blow to the Stars. It looked to be the left knee or groin. He wasn't putting any weight on it.

Pendejo
04-06-2006, 11:36 PM
Yeah mt...I was watching that game when it happened. Nothing dirty...he must have caught his skate. Whatever happened he looked to be in serious pain.

Mtbrncofn
04-07-2006, 12:15 AM
The disclosing of hockey injuries is pretty funny to me. They are deeming it a 'lower body injury', which means pretty much anything.

At least they could pull out the win tonite, unlike those stupid Queens.

Pendejo
04-07-2006, 12:29 AM
The disclosing of hockey injuries is pretty funny to me. They are deeming it a 'lower body injury', which means pretty much anything.

At least they could pull out the win tonite, unlike those stupid Queens.

They can call it what they want...but Modano was clutching his left knee immediately before he rolled over on his face.

Mtbrncofn
04-07-2006, 12:30 AM
That's what I was thinking too. I noticed on the bottom line on ESPN, they just ran the knee part.

That could seriously put a hitch in the Stars giddyup.

Clockwork Orange
04-07-2006, 01:12 AM
I see what you mean about Wojo coming in under the radar. Perhaps he could replace the void left by Svatos.

If I'm the Avs I call him up the second Brampton's season ends, the lack of scoring depth right now is alarming. To be able to add he and Tanguay for the playoffs would be a real shot in the arm.

I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm gonna say that Wolski doesn't have much left to prove at the junior level. ;D

Jori
04-07-2006, 04:35 PM
Brace yourselves Avalanche fans...

"Theodore could play Sunday

By Terry Frei
Denver Post Staff Writer

Avalanche coach Joel Quenneville said today that Peter Budaj will open in the Colorado net Saturday against St. Louis, but that Jose Theodore could get his first start for his new team as soon as Sunday against the Minnesota Wild.

Theodore, who went through a full practice with the Avs today at the Family Sports Center, hadn't played since Jan. 31 when he suffered a fractured heel in a fall outside his Montreal-area home during the Olympic break. The Avalanche acquired him from the Canadiens on March 8, hoping he would be able to play before the end of the regular season. And that plan still is apparently on track.

"I think he looks good in net," Quenneville said of Theodore, 29. "I think he's working on his timing each and every day and feels better physically, feels better in his timing and how he's moving. . . Sunday is a possibility."

Theodore said it "might be the case" that he makes his debut against the Wild Sunday at the Pepsi Center.

"I feel really good," he said. "Now it's been a couple of practices. I'm going to practice again tomorrow morning, so pretty much right now it's getting out there and playing. I guess the real test will be when I start playing. That's when you get your timing back. There's so much you can do in practices, but at one point, you have to make adjustments in the games."
The wait, he said, "has been a long time. I'm anxious to play for my new team in front of the new fans. I'm looking forward to it, but just taking it a day at a time."

If Theodore doesn't play Sunday, the next possibility would be the regular season's final home game, against Phoenix Tuesday. The Avs then finish the season at Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton."

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_3685226

Clockwork Orange
04-07-2006, 04:42 PM
Brace yourselves Avalanche fans...

"Theodore could play Sunday

Cool, I'm going to that game. !Booya!

Hercules Rockefeller
04-07-2006, 06:35 PM
Assist 50, Point #98

Edit: Guess that was #51, they credited him with 2 assists on Wednesday night. Hopefully he'll make Point #100 a goal.

Clockwork Orange
04-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Congratulations to the 2006 Hobey Baker Award winner, Matt Carle from the University Of Denver.

http://www.uscho.com/images/colorscans/20042005/du_m_carle_1.jpg

!Booya!!Booya!!Booya!!Booya!

Bronx33
04-07-2006, 06:57 PM
Congratulations to the 2006 Hobey Baker Award winner, Matt Carle from the University Of Denver.

http://www.uscho.com/images/colorscans/20042005/du_m_carle_1.jpg

!Booya!!Booya!!Booya!!Booya!

SWEET!

SoCalBronco
04-07-2006, 07:59 PM
Crosby with a 3 point night so far. A goal and two assists. 90 points on the year. Still half the game to go. Unfortuneatly, we'll win this game it looks like (currently 4-0 over FLA), but at least Sid is having a great game.

This effort will really give him a shot at 100 points on the year. He has 6 remaining games to get 10 points. Hopefully he can get another point or two on the night.

Clockwork Orange
04-07-2006, 08:30 PM
Hopefully he'll make Point #100 a goal.

EDIT: They must have changed the goal. It was originally credited to Ovechkin on NHL.com, but now it says that it was Brian Willsie.

Ovechkin remains at 99 points on the season.

Jori
04-07-2006, 08:42 PM
What a great day in University of Denver sports history. Congrats Matt :strong:

SoCalBronco
04-07-2006, 08:50 PM
Crosby with another point.

A 4 point night for Sid. His 2nd career 4 point game.

91 points on the year. 9 more to go with 6 games to get them.

Hercules Rockefeller
04-07-2006, 09:30 PM
EDIT: They must have changed the goal. It was originally credited to Ovechkin on NHL.com, but now it says that it was Brian Willsie.

Ovechkin remains at 99 points on the season.

Stupid Willsie

bombay
04-07-2006, 10:07 PM
What a great day in University of Denver sports history. Congrats Matt :strong:

Yes indeed. Congratulations to Matt.

Here's a list of past Hobey winners:

http://www.hobeybaker.com/history/winners.htm

clean
04-07-2006, 11:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt3rng-ylZM&feature=Views&page=1&t=t&f=b

Tredici
04-07-2006, 11:18 PM
Cool, I'm going to that game. !Booya!

Crappies. I'm going Saturday. Also had to endure the Wednesday night "Let's keep the Avs on a permanent PK" debacle...

Pendejo
04-07-2006, 11:18 PM
Yes indeed. Congratulations to Matt.

Here's a list of past Hobey winners:

http://www.hobeybaker.com/history/winners.htm

Great link. I didn't know that "Blue line" (Robb Stauber) won the hobey baker. Sweet.

Mtbrncofn
04-08-2006, 12:43 AM
Brace yourselves Avalanche fans...

"Theodore could play Sunday

By Terry Frei
Denver Post Staff Writer

Avalanche coach Joel Quenneville said today that Peter Budaj will open in the Colorado net Saturday against St. Louis, but that Jose Theodore could get his first start for his new team as soon as Sunday against the Minnesota Wild.

Theodore, who went through a full practice with the Avs today at the Family Sports Center, hadn't played since Jan. 31 when he suffered a fractured heel in a fall outside his Montreal-area home during the Olympic break. The Avalanche acquired him from the Canadiens on March 8, hoping he would be able to play before the end of the regular season. And that plan still is apparently on track.

"I think he looks good in net," Quenneville said of Theodore, 29. "I think he's working on his timing each and every day and feels better physically, feels better in his timing and how he's moving. . . Sunday is a possibility."

Theodore said it "might be the case" that he makes his debut against the Wild Sunday at the Pepsi Center.

"I feel really good," he said. "Now it's been a couple of practices. I'm going to practice again tomorrow morning, so pretty much right now it's getting out there and playing. I guess the real test will be when I start playing. That's when you get your timing back. There's so much you can do in practices, but at one point, you have to make adjustments in the games."
The wait, he said, "has been a long time. I'm anxious to play for my new team in front of the new fans. I'm looking forward to it, but just taking it a day at a time."

If Theodore doesn't play Sunday, the next possibility would be the regular season's final home game, against Phoenix Tuesday. The Avs then finish the season at Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton."

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_3685226

Cool beans, man. Lets hope he looks sharp out there.

Bronx33
04-08-2006, 12:45 AM
Cool beans, man. Lets hope he looks sharp out there.

Let's hope..

SoCalBronco
04-08-2006, 02:25 PM
CROSBY BECOMES YOUNGEST PLAYER IN NHL HISTORY
TO REACH 90-POINT MARK

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the youngest player in National Hockey League history to score 90 points, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

By scoring four points at Florida Friday night, Crosby improved his season totals to 36 goals and 55 assists for 91 points. He reached the 90-point mark at the age of 18 years, 243 days. The previous standard was set by Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk, who scored his 90th point at the age of 18 years, 343 days.

With six games remaining, Crosby is putting the finishing touches on one of the most spectacular seasons for a teen-ager in NHL history.

He ranks second, all-time, in points scored before his 19th birthday, trailing only Hawerchuk, who scored 103 for the Winnipeg Jets in 1981-82.

And he ranks third, all-time, in points scored by players who broke into the NHL in the same year they were drafted, trailing only Hawerchuk and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux. Lemieux scored 100 points for the Penguins as a 19-year-old rookie in 1984-85. Crosby is currently tied for third place on that list with another Hall of Famer, Mike Bossy, who scored 91 points for the New York Islanders in 1977-78.


Crosby is having a strong finish to the season with 11 points in his past four games (4-7-11). He has scored at least two points in six of his past seven games.


The Penguins play at Tampa Bay Saturday night and conclude a four-game road trip at Philadelphia Tuesday. They return home to host the New York Rangers on Thursday.


MOST NHL CAREER POINTS BEFORE 19th BIRTHDAY

................................GP.........PTS
Dale Hawerchuk.........79..........103
*Sidney Crosby..........75...........91
Steve Yzerman...........80...........87
Jimmy Carson............80...........79
Wayne Gretzky...........45...........69


MOST POINTS BY PLAYERS WHO MADE NHL DEBUT
IN THE SAME YEAR THEY WERE DRAFTED

Dale Hawerchuk.........1981-82;.....103 PTS
Mario Lemieux............1984-85;.....100 PTS
*Sidney Crosby..........2005-06;......91 PTS
Mike Bossy.................1977-78;......91 PTS
Steve Yzerman...........1983-84;......87 PTS


*With six games remaining

Clockwork Orange
04-08-2006, 03:28 PM
Joe Sakic extended his points streak to 12 games and tied Mike Bossy for 17th place on the NHL's all-time goal scoring list with his 31st of the season and 573rd of his career today against St. Louis.

Mogulseeker
04-08-2006, 03:58 PM
What the hell did Michael Nylander say that was so offensive today?

Clockwork Orange
04-08-2006, 03:59 PM
What the hell did Michael Nylander say that was so offensive today?

He dropped an S-bomb during the postgame interview.

Mogulseeker
04-08-2006, 04:17 PM
Yes, but in what context?

I'll get a video eventally.

Clockwork Orange
04-08-2006, 04:19 PM
Yes, but in what context?

I'll get a video eventally.

They were talking about the different languages being spoke on the team (Swedish, Czech, Enlgish, French) and he was saying something about not being very good at one of them and someone "giving him **** about it."

Seemed to me like he just forgot for a second that he was on live television.

Pendejo
04-08-2006, 04:19 PM
Glad the Avs could sneak past the Blues today.

They need 4 points in the next two games. The season ending Canadian swing will probably be pretty brutal...although I'm looking forward to them stomping the Cansucks in B.C.

Mogulseeker
04-08-2006, 04:23 PM
They were talking about the different languages being spoke on the team (Swedish, Czech, Enlgish, French) and he was saying something about not being very good at one of them and someone "giving him **** about it."

Seemed to me like he just forgot for a second that he was on live television.

Or the fact that he is Swedish. Profainity really isnt an issue over there. People dont use it nearly as much, but when they do it isnt even an issue.

Tredici
04-08-2006, 05:42 PM
Cool beans, man. Lets hope he looks sharp out there.

Quinnie doesn't have the best reputation for developing GTs. If Jose still has any "mental" issues, I don't see this being a happy marriage.

On the other hand, Budaj actually had a couple of terrific saves today.

I think Hejduk was embarrased to take that lame duck that wandered into the empty net as a goal... but we'll take it!

When the heck is Tanguay going to be back? It seems it takes him awhile to get going, so I hope it's soon.

Clockwork Orange
04-08-2006, 05:44 PM
I think Hejduk was embarrased to take that lame duck that wandered into the empty net as a goal... but we'll take it!

When the heck is Tanguay going to be back? It seems it takes him awhile to get going, so I hope it's soon.

From the replays I saw of it, that goal should have been credited to Sakic. It didn't look like Hejduk ever touched it.

Tanguay has been practicing and the speculation he could be back sometime next week. I've heard that he'll definitely be back for the playoffs.

Tredici
04-08-2006, 05:45 PM
Hey CO was it a no goal? That's the bad part about being there - can't see the replays. Took a long time to call that one.

Clockwork Orange
04-08-2006, 06:01 PM
Hey CO was it a no goal? That's the bad part about being there - can't see the replays. Took a long time to call that one.

It was close but it didn't completely cross the goal line. It was a good call.

Hercules Rockefeller
04-08-2006, 06:10 PM
It was close but it didn't completely cross the goal line. It was a good call.

Didn't see the game, but who "scored" the goal in question? I still think it's total bush league that the Avs won't show opposing goals at the Pepsi Center.

Clockwork Orange
04-08-2006, 06:11 PM
Didn't see the game, but who "scored" the goal in question? I still it's total bush league that the Avs won't show opposing goals at the Pepsi Center.

Joe Sakic.

Mtbrncofn
04-08-2006, 06:22 PM
Joe Sakic extended his points streak to 12 games and tied Mike Bossy for 17th place on the NHL's all-time goal scoring list with his 31st of the season and 573rd of his career today against St. Louis.


With an absolute beaut of a goal doing it too. I also thought the wacky empty netter was Joe's. Didn't look like Hejduk ever touched it.

Mtbrncofn
04-08-2006, 06:23 PM
Didn't see the game, but who "scored" the goal in question? I still think it's total bush league that the Avs won't show opposing goals at the Pepsi Center.


What? They don't? Explain, please.

Clockwork Orange
04-08-2006, 06:26 PM
According to 950 The Fan, Theodore will be in uniform tomorrow night but Budaj will get the start. I imagine that his conditioning isn't quite where it needs to be, so they'll probably hold off on starting him until Tuesday night against Phoenix.

Mtbrncofn
04-08-2006, 06:28 PM
Darn. I was so hoping it would be tomorrow.

Hercules Rockefeller
04-08-2006, 06:33 PM
What? They don't? Explain, please.

The Avs do not show replays of an opposing team's goal at Pepsi. So if you're in Pepsi and miss the greatest individual effort of all-time, unless that guy was an Av, you don't get to see a replay of it.

Like I said, I think that's bush league.

Mtbrncofn
04-08-2006, 06:38 PM
Huh, I didn't know that. The Avs always strike me as a pretty diplomatic organization, so it surprises me that they'd do that.

SoCalBronco
04-08-2006, 06:43 PM
Don Koharski being honored before the game for his 1500th game ref'd. About to drop the puck

Clockwork Orange
04-08-2006, 06:44 PM
The Avs do not show replays of an opposing team's goal at Pepsi. So if you're in Pepsi and miss the greatest individual effort of all-time, unless that guy was an Av, you don't get to see a replay of it.

Like I said, I think that's bush league.

Can't disagree with that, I've never liked that policy and never will. It just seems petty to me.