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Hercules Rockefeller
04-08-2006, 06:51 PM
Can't disagree with that, I've never liked that policy and never will. It just seems petty to me.

I've heard Moser trying to defend it in the past, and the policy is just lame.

Clockwork Orange
04-08-2006, 06:53 PM
I've heard Moser trying to defend it in the past, and the policy is just lame.

That doesn't surprise me, Moser is an Avs homer. I've rarely heard him say an ill word about them, even when they deserved it.

Jori
04-08-2006, 07:41 PM
Moser is definately a homer and I've begun to dislike him more and more over time.

SoCalBronco
04-08-2006, 07:49 PM
Crosby with a lower back injury. Probably wont return to the game.

That puts a serious hurt on his 100 point plans.

Tredici
04-08-2006, 08:00 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.

Not me. They sell out every game to Avs fans. Sorry. I don't want to see the opposition's goals replayed. Not at a $165.00 a pop for the tickets.

Those goals will be on Sports Center later if I want to check them out.

The vast majority of the crowd pays for the Avalanche scoring. Other fans don't like it? Too Bad. Sooooo Sad. I don't want to see any other team score in the first place, let alone bring down the energy level by having to see it on the big screen.

I think it's a fine policy.

:nyahdevil

SoCalBronco
04-08-2006, 08:24 PM
Sid returns from the injury.

Jori
04-08-2006, 08:35 PM
Wisconsin wins the Frozen Four!

What a great final and a great end to another great college hockey season!

Mtbrncofn
04-08-2006, 09:52 PM
Not me. They sell out every game to Avs fans. Sorry. I don't want to see the opposition's goals replayed. Not at a $165.00 a pop for the tickets.

Those goals will be on Sports Center later if I want to check them out.

The vast majority of the crowd pays for the Avalanche scoring. Other fans don't like it? Too Bad. Sooooo Sad. I don't want to see any other team score in the first place, let alone bring down the energy level by having to see it on the big screen.

I think it's a fine policy.

:nyahdevil


LOL Well I don't want to see them score at all either. I know that if I was there and the opposition had scored, I wouldn't want to see a replay of it either. I keep trying to remember how it went in Calgary, but I can't.

It is amazing how the opposition scoring shuts the crowd right up. It was so damn loud when we were in Calgary and when the Avs finally scored, ya coulda heard a pin drop....well except for me and the 10 others Avs fans that stood up cheering. :) I was pleasantly surprised to see that I wasn't wearing the guy's nachos that was behind me when I stood up. I kept waiting to get pelted with something.

Breck Bronc
04-08-2006, 11:31 PM
Every NHL arena I've been to does not show goals scored by the opposing team on their jumbotron. I'll see what they do in Calgary on Thursday for ya, Mtn (if the Avs score ;) ).

The way I see it, the home team shouldn't be obligated to show the visiting team scoring, even if it is a Mike Legg-style gretest goal of all time. You can see every goal scored on NHL.com and if it's a real spectacular goal those hockey afficianados at ESPN might even show it on Sportscenter.

Bronco X
04-09-2006, 01:48 AM
It would be nice if the NHL offered high quality highlights online. Even if you had to pay for it. As it stands, they only offer free highlights in streaming snow vision, which for a game like hockey is pretty worthless.

Al Wilson
04-09-2006, 09:59 AM
Wisconsin wins the Frozen Four!

What a great final and a great end to another great college hockey season!
How was Brian Elliot? Great prospect..

broncocalijohn
04-09-2006, 11:50 AM
CAN anyone here recommend some good golf courses for the Kings' players in a few weeks? While most have 5 games to play, Kings are in 10th place and 3 games to play. I believe if San Jose wins just one game (2 points) , they are toast. Predators are a sinking ship and fine time to pull that off. Question for maners: Do they restructure the seeds after the first round? Red Wings, do they always play the lowest seed or is the playoff seeding set throughout the 3 rounds for the Western Conference?

Hercules Rockefeller
04-09-2006, 12:26 PM
Yep, they re-seed after each round

Bronx33
04-09-2006, 03:29 PM
Hey maybe this guy can go back and fix savtos, kono, tanger and ossi? ;D

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7003097348

Jori
04-09-2006, 05:59 PM
How was Brian Elliot? Great prospect..
Wisconsin is a good defensive team,but Elliot is certainly talented. Had a great year, was in the Hobey hat trick and had a great NCAA tournament.

clean
04-09-2006, 07:19 PM
Jose is in the game!!!! Budaj was pulled.

Bronx33
04-09-2006, 07:29 PM
budaj....... 2 goals in the first jezzzzzz.

Mogulseeker
04-09-2006, 07:45 PM
Nylander said ****, big ****ing deal

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Bronx33
04-09-2006, 08:36 PM
3-0 wild after 2.........

Bronx33
04-09-2006, 08:57 PM
4-0 SHG..........:bs:

SoCalBronco
04-09-2006, 09:22 PM
Blues 2 Oilers 1 Final

:)

Jori
04-09-2006, 09:31 PM
Wasn't that just lovely. If Theodore's bloated contact prevents the Avs from making moves to improve the defense for next year, I'm going to be pissed.

SoCalBronco
04-09-2006, 09:31 PM
Wasn't that just lovely. If Theodore's bloated contact prevents the Avs from making moves to improve the defense for next year, I'm going to be pissed.

Is Jose playing for you guys tonight?

Bronx33
04-09-2006, 09:32 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161928&hubname=nhl

The Montreal Canadiens look like they'll have to make do without forward Steve Begin, who arrived at the Bell Centre on crutches on Sunday.

Begin sprained his left knee late in the first period of Saturday's 3-2 loss to New Jersey when he fell awkwardly after taking a slash from Devils defenceman Ken Klee.

Begin was helped off the ice, putting no weight on the knee, and taken to hospital. He had an MRI on Sunday and will see a doctor on Tuesday.

Netminder David Aebischer will get the call in net for the Canadiens against Ottawa on Monday. He turned aside 44 Ottawa shots in a 5-3 victory over the Senators on Thursday night.

Bronx33
04-09-2006, 09:33 PM
Is Jose playing for you guys tonight?

Yes he was inserted after budaj let 2 goals in off 3 shots then theo let 3 more in.

Mtbrncofn
04-09-2006, 11:45 PM
Well that was depressing. At least the Oil lost somehow. This is getting way too tense for my liking.

I think knowing that Jose was there got into Budaj's head. All in all it sucked ass. I hope Jose can shake the rust off.

Clockwork Orange
04-09-2006, 11:48 PM
Pretty pathetic peformance. It was hard to tell which team was fighting for a playoff spot and which was already elminated.

I didn't think either goaltender played all that poorly, the team in front of them was horrendous. They ended up with 42 shots on goal and there were only a handful of quality scoring chances amongst them.

This team is just too inconsistant right now to be a threat to anyone in the postseason.

Mtbrncofn
04-09-2006, 11:50 PM
Did anyone else happen to catch the ceremony before the Blues game for Al McInnis? It was very nice and all, but I noticed the new owner was booed very loudly when he was introduced.

???

Bronx33
04-09-2006, 11:51 PM
Well that was depressing. At least the Oil lost somehow. This is getting way too tense for my liking.

I think knowing that Jose was there got into Budaj's head. All in all it sucked ass. I hope Jose can shake the rust off.


Our unstable goalie situation is even more unstable IMO even more pressure on our young tender budaj and theo having the pressure to proform (instantly), i really think PL has written off this year and is positioning for next season.

Bronx33
04-09-2006, 11:52 PM
Did anyone else happen to catch the ceremony before the Blues game for Al McInnis? It was very nice and all, but I noticed the new owner was booed very loudly when he was introduced.

???


He probably raised the price of beer lol. ;D

Mtbrncofn
04-09-2006, 11:56 PM
He probably raised the price of beer lol. ;D


He deserved it then. :)

Bronx33
04-10-2006, 01:06 AM
Only he gets burned Gooooood....

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161766&hubname=

he Los Angeles Kings player had a heated verbal exchange with Anaheim broadcaster and former NHL goalie Brian Hayward in the dressing room Friday before players and media.

Hayward, a former Montreal Canadiens goalie, criticized Avery during Tuesday's Anaheim broadcast and accused him of running away from a confrontation with the Ducks' Todd Fedoruk. Hayward was doing prep work for Saturday's Ducks-Kings game on NBC when he visited the Kings' dressing room Friday, only to be welcomed by a profanity-laced tirade from Avery, according to the Los Angeles Times. Hayward stood his ground.

"You're an embarrassment," the Times quoted Avery as saying and Hayward responded by saying, "You want to see an embarrassment? Look in the mirror, Sean."

Avery walked towards Hayward at one point but was pulled away by assistant coach Ray Bennett.



"You're the reason the league doesn't have a national television deal. You're a (terrible) announcer and you were a (terrible) player," Avery said during the exchange.

Hayward responded: "How would you know? When I played, you were in your third year of eighth grade."

Avery has been in and out of hot water all year long:

- In pre-season, Avery said a hit by then-Phoenix defenceman Denis Gauthier on Kings centre Jeremy Roenick "was typical of most French guys in our league with a visor on, running around and playing tough and not back anything up."

- In an October game, Avery was accused by Edmonton's Georges Laraque of using a racial slur.

- He was the first NHL player this season to be fined $1,000 US for diving and reacted by hammering the league for it.

"How can a guy sitting in an office in New York determine if you dived or not by watching a tape?" Avery said. "They don't know if you had a bad ankle or torn bursa sac or something. I can't even tell you what play they are talking about. They don't have to tell you a play, just what game they are looking at.

"No question that this is a way (for the league) to do something to me. It has nothing to do with diving. How can Colin Campbell, or whoever it is, sit at a desk and make that call? They should send the tape to all seven members of the competition committee and let them look at it."

broncocalijohn
04-10-2006, 02:14 AM
I mentioned the Avery non fighter here on the mane the night it happened . Hayward was totally correct. Avery does give us great lines and topics (some I cannot argue with), but Hayward showed what smack was in that exchange. Great for Brian. I am going to the game (Ducks) on the 17th. Ill stick around at the end to give him kudos. Avery wont be saying much next week except , "hey, where are my golf shoes?"

Smiling Assassin27
04-10-2006, 10:15 AM
How Avery still has a job in the NHL is beyond me. Soon, his own guys are gonna be pummeling Puppy.

Clockwork Orange
04-10-2006, 02:00 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2403689

The Preds Stanley Cup aspirations just took a major hit. Tomas Vokoun is out for the remainder of the season and the playoffs with a blood condition.

bronco militia
04-10-2006, 02:00 PM
holly crap

Pendejo
04-10-2006, 02:23 PM
I mentioned the Avery non fighter here on the mane the night it happened . Hayward was totally correct. Avery does give us great lines and topics (some I cannot argue with), but Hayward showed what smack was in that exchange. Great for Brian. I am going to the game (Ducks) on the 17th. Ill stick around at the end to give him kudos. Avery wont be saying much next week except , "hey, where are my golf shoes?"

In Avery's defense...he was smart to skate away from Fedoruk. Hell...he has his hands full with Dan Hinote. No sense in taking yet another beating.

I wonder if the guys in "the room" like him at all.

Bronx33
04-10-2006, 02:50 PM
Go ducks? Go nucks ?

Smiling Assassin27
04-10-2006, 03:11 PM
Yeah, without Vokoun, the Preds are out before it even starts, IMO. They'll beat up the team they play for 6 games or so but without Vokoun, it's curtains.

Mtbrncofn
04-10-2006, 04:38 PM
Go ducks? Go nucks ?


I know. I was in a quandry about who to root for too. Still am not sure.

That Avery....he's a winna. ::(

So Vokoun's out for the playoffs too? When I saw it on ESPN today, they only mentioned the regular season. That hurts.

Pendejo
04-10-2006, 05:04 PM
At this point you have to root for the Ducks. The Avs are not playing well enough to catch them...so you root against the teams below them.

Clockwork Orange
04-10-2006, 05:40 PM
At this point you have to root for the Ducks. The Avs are not playing well enough to catch them...so you root against the teams below them.

Especially considering that the team in question is Vancouver. **** them.

Hercules Rockefeller
04-10-2006, 08:34 PM
Point #100 and goal #49 on the OT winner.

Had better chances earlier in the game that just wouldn't go in, but at least he finally did it.

SoCalBronco
04-10-2006, 08:37 PM
Point #100 and goal #49 on the OT winner.

Had better chances earlier in the game that just wouldn't go in, but at least he finally did it.

Congrats Herc. :thumbsup:

Hercules Rockefeller
04-10-2006, 08:40 PM
Congrats Herc. :thumbsup:

But they won, so :gripe:

Ray Finkle
04-10-2006, 08:46 PM
Hey Guys,

I have my homer glasses on right now, what do you think the Rangers chances of doing something good in the playoffs are? I think if they avoid the Sabers they have a good chance to make the conference finals...

SoCalBronco
04-10-2006, 08:50 PM
Hey Guys,

I have my homer glasses on right now, what do you think the Rangers chances of doing something good in the playoffs are? I think if they avoid the Sabers they have a good chance to make the conference finals...

Right now you'd be slotted to play against NJ in the first round right?

Brodeur's pretty good in the playoffs sans the 2001 Cup Finals.

24champ
04-10-2006, 08:58 PM
Right now you'd be slotted to play against NJ in the first round right?

Brodeur's pretty good in the playoffs sans the 2001 Cup Finals.
SOCAL i was reading something about Sid Crosby on another forum and people were saying he looks a tad like Gretzky....Didnt Gretzky play for a small market team (Edmonton) and get traded to the Kings (large market team).Coincidently Pitt is struggling financially and Sid will demand dollars soon. Just sayin socal.....:D

Bronx33
04-10-2006, 09:00 PM
Hey Guys,

I have my homer glasses on right now, what do you think the Rangers chances of doing something good in the playoffs are? I think if they avoid the Sabers they have a good chance to make the conference finals...


I think the rangers should do pretty good iam not a real big fan of weekes but hes been playing pretty good as for the sabers with hecht and kotalik in and out of the line up there goal production all depends on the team health.

24champ
04-10-2006, 09:05 PM
Hey Guys,

I have my homer glasses on right now, what do you think the Rangers chances of doing something good in the playoffs are? I think if they avoid the Sabers they have a good chance to make the conference finals...
I think it all depends on how Jagr does. If he can carry the team DESPITE the fact the opponent will be keyed in on him and we all know the level of intensity goes way up in the playoffs. So if Jagr can do well, I think the Rangers will do well also.

SoCalBronco
04-10-2006, 09:08 PM
SOCAL i was reading something about Sid Crosby on another forum and people were saying he looks a tad like Gretzky....Didnt Gretzky play for a small market team (Edmonton) and get traded to the Kings (large market team).Coincidently Pitt is struggling financially and Sid will demand dollars soon. Just sayin socal.....:D

Im pretty sure thats not what they were trying to get across with the comparison ;D

We wont be struggling financially starting with the 2007-2008 season. We'll have a new arena in Pittsburgh either through the Isle of Capri winning the license (extremely unlikely) or the Governor's "Plan B" or in the worst scenario in a new city with a sweet arena deal. Plus new ownership is coming in with presumably deep pockets. The only financial issues this club is going to have is in about 5 years figuring out how to keep Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, Whitney, Welch and the very high pick (if he isnt traded) coming this year and stay under the cap.

24champ
04-10-2006, 09:13 PM
Im pretty sure thats not what they were trying to get across with the comparison ;D

We wont be struggling financially starting with the 2007-2008 season. We'll have a new arena in Pittsburgh either through the Isle of Capri winning the license (extremely unlikely) or the Governor's "Plan B" or in the worst scenario in a new city with a sweet arena deal. Plus new ownership is coming in with presumably deep pockets. The only financial issues this club is going to have is in about 5 years figuring out how to keep Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, Whitney, Welch and the very high pick (if he isnt traded) coming this year and stay under the cap.
Does your Arena proposal have to go through Legislature or do people vote on it ( IE. KC roof vote).

SoCalBronco
04-10-2006, 09:21 PM
Does your Arena proposal have to go through Legislature or do people vote on it ( IE. KC roof vote).

Neither.

It will go through a Gaming Board, most of whom has been appointed by the Governor who hates the Penguins. The chairman of the gaming board has already made it clear that he is hostile to the Penguins partner, Isle of Capri Casinos.

The likely winner will be a group associated with Harrah's casinos who contributed substantially to the Governor in the last year. But the Penguins hae done a good job of putting political pressure on him with fan rallies, getting alot of elected officials to support their plan. From what I have read this has become a big issue in Pittsburgh and thousands of people have become pretty active in speaking out for the team (at the Steelers championship parade which the Gov attended, when he started speaking, lots of people started chanting "Mario..Mario..Mario" at him). That has forced the Governor to come up with a Plan B to fund an arena since he is very weak in the Pittsburgh area and in will be locked in a close election against a Steelers legend in Lynn Swann. The problem right now is that about half the funds to be used to build in the Arena in Plan B involves 7.5 million a year in voluntary contributions from the slots winner if it isnt Isle of Capri (as part of their slots application, they would fully fund the 290 million multi purpose arena and then turn it over to the Pittsburgh Sports Authority) for something like 20 years and he has to get the Harrah's group that he is in bed with and the other group competing against the Penguins for the license to sign onto it.

Ray Finkle
04-10-2006, 09:28 PM
I think the rangers should do pretty good iam not a real big fan of weekes but hes been playing pretty good as for the sabers with hecht and kotalik in and out of the line up there goal production all depends on the team health.


Lundqvist will be back during the playoffs. If they needed him, he could play now but they want to rest him and Kasper.

Ray Finkle
04-10-2006, 09:29 PM
Right now you'd be slotted to play against NJ in the first round right?

Brodeur's pretty good in the playoffs sans the 2001 Cup Finals.


NJ has never beat the Rangers in the playoffs....

SoCalBronco
04-10-2006, 09:34 PM
NJ has never beat the Rangers in the playoffs....

Kind of a deceptive statistic. Youve played them once in the playoffs since they started their run of being one of the league's elite teams with their 95 Cup title.

There's a first time for everything though. :wiggle:

Seriously I dont hate you guys, really all I ask in the playoff is that the Flyers dont win it. After that I really dont care (also kinda want Anaheim to be eliminated, I generally hate local teams).

24champ
04-10-2006, 09:36 PM
Kind of a deceptive statistic. Youve played them once in the playoffs since they started their run of being one of the league's elite teams with their 95 Cup title.

There's a first time for everything though. :wiggle:

Seriously I dont hate you guys, really all I ask in the playoff is that the Flyers dont win it. After that I really dont care (also kinda want Anaheim to be eliminated, I generally hate local teams).
I dont want the Dead Skins or the Ducks to win. I guess I would root for the Sharks.

Ray Finkle
04-10-2006, 09:38 PM
Kind of a deceptive statistic. Youve played them once in the playoffs since they started their run of being one of the league's elite teams with their 95 Cup title.

There's a first time for everything though. :wiggle:

Seriously I dont hate you guys, really all I ask in the playoff is that the Flyers dont win it. After that I really dont care (also kinda want Anaheim to be eliminated, I generally hate local teams).


94 and 97.....that's twice....:~ohyah!: their run started in 94...

With a goalie like Lundqvist, he can steal a game or two a series...the Flyers are an odd team. They are bad in their own zone and no matter how big they are, those things get magnified in the playoffs. I live in VA, I hate all local teams....well before I even moved here...

SoCalBronco
04-10-2006, 09:42 PM
94 and 97.....that's twice....:~ohyah!: their run started in 94...

With a goalie like Lundqvist, he can steal a game or two a series...the Flyers are an odd team. They are bad in their own zone and no matter how big they are, those things get magnified in the playoffs. I live in VA, I hate all local teams....well before I even moved here...

They got to the Eastern Conf. Finals in 94, but I dont think they were really recognized as one of the league's best clubs until they cleaned supposedly unbeatable Detroit's clock in the finals the following year.

I think Lundy will be extremely vital for you guys in the playoffs. Im glad your going to win the division. I dont want Philly having home ice advantage in any round in the playoffs.

Breck Bronc
04-10-2006, 10:22 PM
They got to the Eastern Conf. Finals in 94, but I dont think they were really recognized as one of the league's best clubs until they cleaned supposedly unbeatable Detroit's clock in the finals the following year.

I think Lundy will be extremely vital for you guys in the playoffs. Im glad your going to win the division. I dont want Philly having home ice advantage in any round in the playoffs.I think most people conceded that New Jersey was an elite team when they took the President's Trophy winning-Rangers to double overtime in game 7. That was one of the best playoff series in NHL history in one of the best playoff seasons ever (Rangers/Canucks, Rangers/Devils, Sharks/Red Wings, Canucks/Flames, Devils/Sabres, Maple Leafs/Sharks, Bruins/Canadiens were all classic series).

Mtbrncofn
04-10-2006, 11:41 PM
I think the rangers should do pretty good iam not a real big fan of weekes but hes been playing pretty good as for the sabers with hecht and kotalik in and out of the line up there goal production all depends on the team health.


I also agree that the Rangers have a good chance of getting somewhere in the playoffs.

All depends on Jagr, IMO. Without him, the team would be in the ****ter. I think I heard the other night that he's scored 46% of their points this year or something close to that.

Mtbrncofn
04-10-2006, 11:44 PM
So we drop another spot in the playoff picture, eh? Well last I checked anyway, SJ was winning. Geez.

24champ
04-11-2006, 12:01 AM
I think most people conceded that New Jersey was an elite team when they took the President's Trophy winning-Rangers to double overtime in game 7. That was one of the best playoff series in NHL history in one of the best playoff seasons ever (Rangers/Canucks, Rangers/Devils, Sharks/Red Wings, Canucks/Flames, Devils/Sabres, Maple Leafs/Sharks, Bruins/Canadiens Kings/Leafs were all classic series).
fixed it.:afro:

broncocalijohn
04-11-2006, 02:35 AM
Hey Guys,

I have my homer glasses on right now, what do you think the Rangers chances of doing something good in the playoffs are? I think if they avoid the Sabers they have a good chance to make the conference finals...

THIS IS WESTERN conference talk. East coast? Please the only east coast hockey we talk here is hoping Penguins suck enough for a great draft pick and Washington 's stud scorer, Ovechkin. No names please. Heard enough updates lol!

Clockwork Orange
04-11-2006, 02:38 AM
Ovechkin (after taking a pie in the face from a teammate during the postgame interview) celebrating his 100th point.

broncocalijohn
04-11-2006, 02:40 AM
I dont want the Dead Skins or the Ducks to win. I guess I would root for the Sharks.
Come on cb, when fing ucla was in the Basketball finals, I swallowed my pride, put the USC shirt down and rooted for the West Coast regardless of the rivalry. Ducks making a good run will bring more fans to hockey. With all the competition in sports in SoCal, we need the exposure. Hell, Ducks clinched a playoff spot tonight and it was on local UHF channel KODC 56. Channel 56 on your rabbit ears TV! That sucks. We need better exposure.

I know you dont want to hear it but GO DUCKS!

BTW: I know tha tthey reseed after 1st round but is that also for the division winners? If Avs or Calgary fall behind the Ducks in points, will the Ducks be a higher seed if both teams make round 2?

24champ
04-11-2006, 02:47 AM
Come on cb, when fing ucla was in the Basketball finals, I swallowed my pride, put the USC shirt down and rooted for the West Coast regardless of the rivalry. Ducks making a good run will bring more fans to hockey. With all the competition in sports in SoCal, we need the exposure. Hell, Ducks clinched a playoff spot tonight and it was on local UHF channel KODC 56. Channel 56 on your rabbit ears TV! That sucks. We need better exposure.

I know you dont want to hear it but GO DUCKS!

BTW: I know tha tthey reseed after 1st round but is that also for the division winners? If Avs or Calgary fall behind the Ducks in points, will the Ducks be a higher seed if both teams make round 2?
No offense john but last thing I want to hear is Ducks won the stanley cup, what have the kings done? I couldnt live with a team down the I-5 that has won the cup, just wouldnt be right. I forgot to mention that I also wouldnt root for a Canadian team. Sorry but canandians are a-holes when it comes to hockey.So yeah john I would root for your Ducks if they played Calgay Flamers.

broncocalijohn
04-11-2006, 02:49 AM
No offense john but last thing I want to hear is Ducks won the stanley cup, what have the kings done? I couldnt live with a team down the I-5 that has won the cup, just wouldnt be right. I forgot to mention that I also wouldnt root for a Canadian team. Sorry but canandians are a-holes when it comes to hockey.So yeah john I would root for your Ducks if they played Calgay Flamers.

back handed compliment? i guess ill take one game possibility. Screw any of the canucks.

24champ
04-11-2006, 02:57 AM
back handed compliment? i guess ill take one game possibility. Screw any of the canucks.
Well lets be frank, your ducks team is the hottest team in the NHL with Giggy in between the pipes. All cylinders are firing for that squad so they have a very good chance. For some reason I just like the Sharks better than the Ducks, maybe because I met Irbe and Nolan back in the day.

Breck Bronc
04-11-2006, 07:41 AM
fixed it.:afro:That series was in 1993, not 1994.

Clockwork Orange
04-11-2006, 09:14 AM
Just saw on the morning news that Alex Tanguay will be back in the lineup tonight against Phoenix.

Bronx33
04-11-2006, 10:45 AM
Just freakin win



GAME: Phoenix Coyotes (36-37-5) at Colorado Avalanche (42-28-8).

TIME: Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT.

Though he was injured with a fractured heel and had lost his starting job, the Colorado Avalanche acquired goaltender Jose Theodore in a trade last month to give them a veteran presence heading into the postseason.

Theodore is scheduled to make his first start with his new team when the Avalanche close out their home schedule looking for a season-series sweep of the Phoenix Coyotes.

Colorado is one of four teams looking for the final three playoff berths in the Western Conference. With 93 points, the Avs are in seventh place, one point behind sixth-place San Jose.

Colorado also has a two-point lead over eighth-place Edmonton, and is three ahead of ninth-place Vancouver. The Avs, who have made the postseason each year since moving to Denver from Quebec in 1995, ends the regular season on the road against Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton.

A win in this contest, though, could give them some much-needed momentum they need before going on the road. Colorado has won five in a row and seven of its last eight meetings against Phoenix.

The plan was to have Theodore make his Colorado debut in this game. But after Peter Budaj allowed two goals on the first three shots he faced Monday versus Minnesota, Theodore was pressed into his first action since Jan. 31.

The former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner finished with 16 saves in the 5-2 loss.

"I felt a little rust," said Theodore, acquired from Montreal for goaltender David Aebischer. "Overall, it was good just to be able to get in the game like that to work on little details.

"It's never easy when you walk in when you're not starting and you just go in. But I'm happy that I was able to play a couple of periods before my start. I did some good things. I did some things I wasn't solid technically. I felt more comfortable as the game went on and that's what I wanted."

Joe Sakic has an assist Monday, giving him nine goals and 15 assists in a 13-game points streak. He needs a point in this contest to match the longest points streak of his career.

Sakic had 16 goals and 11 assists in 14 straight games from Feb. 29-March 29, 2000. He also has four goals and six assists in seven straight games versus the Coyotes.

Phoenix dropped its fourth in a row with a 3-2 loss Monday to San Jose. Mike Comrie and Steve Reinprecht scored for the Coyotes, who will play three of their final games on the road including this contest.

"We battled hard and got some pucks on net but we just didn't get enough pucks and enough opportunities," Comrie said.

STANDINGS: Coyotes - 77 points, 5th place, 30 PB, Pacific Division. Avalanche - 92 points, 2nd place, 6 PB, Northwest Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Coyotes - Shane Doan, 29 goals, 35 assists and 64 points; Sean O'Donnell, 121 PIM. Avalanche - Sakic, 31 goals, 54 assists and 85 points; Ian Laperriere, 109 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Coyotes - Power play: 18.0 percent (92 for 511), 16th in NHL. Penalty killing: 80.6 percent (391 for 485), 23rd. Avalanche - Power play: 19.2 percent (86 for 449), 7th. Penalty killing: 84.0 percent (356 for 424), 8th.

GOALTENDERS: Coyotes - Curtis Joseph (30-21-3, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA); Philippe Sauve (3-6-0, 0, 3.54). Avalanche - Theodore (17-15-5, 0, 3.46); Budaj (14-11-6, 2, 2.86).

SEASON SERIES: Avalanche, 3-0.

LAST MEETING: Dec. 31; Avalanche, 5-2. At Glendale, Ariz., Laperriere scored two goals for Colorado, which got 30 saves from Budaj. Geoff Sanderson had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Coyotes - 18-19-1 on the road; Avalanche - 24-10-6 at home.

BMF Bronco
04-11-2006, 10:51 AM
we going to make the playoffs or not?! This $hit is getting too close!

Bronx33
04-11-2006, 11:00 AM
This guy has been fantastic all season..

http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/04/268086.html

Mtbrncofn
04-11-2006, 11:24 AM
Just saw on the morning news that Alex Tanguay will be back in the lineup tonight against Phoenix.


Great news. I have a board meeting tonight, but I'm going to use this really lame excuse to get out a bit early. :wiggle:

Smiling Assassin27
04-11-2006, 02:01 PM
If I'm Gretzky, I tell my guys to fire away from every angle and get traffic in Theo's face tonight. Taking a penalty or two for goalie interference may be in order. This is a game the Yotes can steal, IMO, especially if Good Cujo shows up--not that that's what i'm pulling for...:-*

Smiling Assassin27
04-11-2006, 02:07 PM
All 3 of us...'Baby Lidstrom' is a title that's WAY premature but the guy's showing flashes. I'm sure he's only showing those flashes because he plays in a crap division...:laugh:

Q&A with Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall By David Amber

With every thundering hit and tape-to-tape pass, Niklas Kronwall is making his mark in the NHL. Still, playing alongside the likes of Chris Chelios and Nicklas Lidstrom, the 25-year-old defenseman is sometimes forgotten in the Motor City.


In this week's Facing Off, the man dubbed "Baby Lidstrom" discusses how he became the most unlikely of Olympic heroes, why everybody (including his own brother) had better keep his head up on the ice and why the Red Wings deserve to be considered Stanley Cup favorites.


Question from David Amber: In 1999, you decided to forgo your NHL draft year because scouts and GMs were worried about your lack of size as a defenseman. What did you think of that?


Answer from Niklas Kronwall: That's just part of the game, especially with the old rules, size was so important. My agents J.P. Barry and Claes Elefalk told me to hold off for a year and see where it would take me. It was the perfect thing to do; I was projected in 1999 to get picked in the seventh or eighth round, and I ended up being a first-round pick the next year.


Q: How small were you back in 1999?


A: I was around 6 feet tall, but I weighed less than 165 pounds. Now, I weigh 192 pounds, so I have put on the necessary weight. I work out with a personal trainer in Detroit; it has helped a lot.


Q: Even though you have been regarded as an "undersized defenseman," you have built a reputation as a great open-ice hitter. How do you physically approach taking on a guy who may be 30 pounds heavier than you?

A: I have never thought that hitting is about size. It's all about timing. Opposing players' size has never limited me on the ice. It doesn't bother me at all.


Fast Facts -- Niklas Kronwall
• He was selected 29th overall in the 2000 NHL entry draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

• In 2005, he became the first European to be awarded the Eddie Shore Trophy for outstanding defenseman in the AHL.


• He scored a goal for Sweden in the gold medal game at the 2006 Winter Olympics.


• He made his NHL debut on Dec. 10, 2003.


• He drives a BMW 330xi (he said he might get a Volvo when he's 45 years old).


• Says "Everybody Loves Raymond" is his favorite television show.


Q: Do your eyes light up when you see a guy about to get a pass, with his head down, and you've got him right where you want him?


A: [Laughs] To me, that's one of the best parts of the game. It doesn't happen that often, but when it does, it's great. During the lockout last year, I was playing in the AHL and this guy on Cleveland had his head down. I caught him with my shoulder on his chin. He got flattened; that was probably my most memorable hit.


Q: Who is the best offensive player in the NHL right now?


A: I haven't played [Jaromir] Jagr myself, but he is putting up incredible numbers. Joe Thornton is also a top guy. He is huge, he's a really good skater and he can handle the puck as well as anybody. My teammate Henrik Zetterberg has also been awesome this year.


Q: You made your NHL debut in 2003. What was that first game like?


A: Everything happened pretty fast. We were playing Buffalo away. Chelios hurt his knee, and I got the call. I didn't even have time to think about what was going on. I was actually more nervous during the preseason games. I played all right overall; I made some mistakes, but the veteran guys like Nik Lidstrom were telling me not to think too much, just react to the game, and I felt pretty comfortable after the first few shifts.

Q: What is it like for you to play with Lidstrom, knowing you are compatriots and have similar styles on the ice?


A: It's really comfortable. In my opinion, he is the best defenseman in the league by far. He makes things look so ridiculously easy. He doesn't have to say a lot; he is just always in the right position. Off the ice, he is very professional, has a great work ethic, and that has taught me a ton.


Q: Some people have dubbed you "Baby Lidstrom." Do you like that nickname?


A: Some people like to call me that and that may be their opinion, but I'm not trying to copy his style of play, I just want to play the way I can. I just want to carve out my own identity.


Q: Just 20 games into your NHL career, you broke your leg in a freak accident during a pregame skate. What happened?


A: I just caught a rut. We were playing the Kings in Los Angeles, and the ice was choppy. I caught a rut and wrecked my ankle. It really was a freak accident. I don't think you can blame anything. I was pretty upset when it happened, but what can you do about it?


Q: Then, this season, you suffered a knee injury in training camp and missed the first three months of the season. Did you start to feel unlucky the second time around?


A: People ask me that question all the time. What can I say? I've had two major injuries in three years, but it is what it is. There's not much I can do about it. I try not to think about it, and hopefully the bad breaks are behind me.


Q: Originally, you weren't expected to play on the Swedish Olympic team because you were coming back from that knee injury. Take us through what happened to get you to Italy.


A: The whole thing was pretty crazy. At first, because of the injury, I had to turn down going to the Olympics, and I was really disappointed. Still, it was the right decision to make. So I was playing with the Motor City Mechanics of the United Hockey League, waiting for the NHL to resume play. Then, Mattias Ohlund got hurt during the Olympics and they called me about filling in. I got called in to play in the semifinals and gold medal game for Sweden. It was an unreal experience playing with all the guys in the world.


Q: Not only do you fill in, but you score a goal in the gold medal-winning game against your archrivals from Finland. Is there a story behind the goal?


A: [Laughs] Well, I wasn't even supposed to be on the ice. We had the power play and Christian Bachman was too tired to go out there for his shift. So they put me in his spot and it was a give-and-go play with Zetterberg and I got the puck and beat the goalie. It wasn't a big shot or anything, I just tried to put it on net and thankfully the goalie didn't see it.


Q: That's pretty amazing that you get thrown into that game and end up a hero. What was it like for you and the team when you went back to Sweden to celebrate the gold medal win?


A: It was the best part of the whole Olympic experience, going back to Sweden with the gold medal and celebrating with all of our country. I have seen these types of celebrations in Sweden before, but to stand there yourself was unbelievable. There were thousands of people there.


Q: So, it was like an ABBA concert?


A: [Laughs] Even better. It was really sick. To be out there on the stage getting cheered was a moment I won't forget. Hockey fans in Sweden are very loyal and passionate, and to bring them gold was amazing.


Q: What have you done with the gold medal?


A: I just have it here with me in Detroit. I hope to get a Stanley Cup ring to match.


Q: Everybody is looking at Detroit as the favorite to win the Cup. Is it good or bad to go into the playoffs as the favorite?


A: I don't know; I don't think it matters. It would be weird if people didn't look at us as the favorites because that's what the standings say. Do I think we deserve to be the favorites? I think we do because we have played really well, but at the same time, it's all about the playoffs; no one cares about who wins the Presidents' Trophy, they only care about the Stanley Cup and that's how it should be.


Q: Your younger brother Staffan is in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. He's listed at 6-foot-3, 209 pounds, but who is tougher?


A: It depends on how you rate toughness. He's bigger than me, stronger than me on the ice, so I think he would be the one dropping his gloves first.


Q: What happens if you see him coming down the ice with his head down?


A: Well [pause], I'm sure he would think like I think, if you have a chance to hit a guy, you do, it doesn't matter who it is. I would have to take him out.


David Amber is a frequent contributor to ESPN.com.

bronco militia
04-11-2006, 02:25 PM
ugh...just post the link, Wing fan

Jori
04-11-2006, 02:26 PM
If I'm Gretzky, I tell my guys to fire away from every angle and get traffic in Theo's face tonight. Taking a penalty or two for goalie interference may be in order. This is a game the Yotes can steal, IMO, especially if Good Cujo shows up--not that that's what i'm pulling for...:-*
Too bad it's Sauve and not Cujo getting the start 8')

Smiling Assassin27
04-11-2006, 03:14 PM
Too bad it's Sauve and not Cujo getting the start 8')

Actually, Sauve will be injured in a bizarre shaving accident and Cujo will man the pipes. ;)

Clockwork Orange
04-11-2006, 03:16 PM
Actually, Sauve will be injured in a bizarre shaving accident and Cujo will man the pipes. ;)

Hey now, just focus on beating Edmonton tonight, OK? ;)

alkemical
04-11-2006, 03:21 PM
man, if crosby has a 4pt night tonight it will be grrrrreat

Smiling Assassin27
04-11-2006, 03:32 PM
Hey now, just focus on beating Edmonton tonight, OK? ;)

Wings are already calling up AHL guys, sounds like they're gonna rest up. I think they even called Baskin-Robbins to see if Tim Cheveldae was available for a one-shot opportunity in goal...:~ohyah!:

Clockwork Orange
04-11-2006, 03:38 PM
Wings are already calling up AHL guys, sounds like they're gonna rest up. I think they even called Baskin-Robbins to see if Tim Cheveldae was available for a one-shot opportunity in goal...:~ohyah!:

Babcock will probably play Cory Cross 30+ minutes tonight. :cuss:

Jori
04-11-2006, 04:07 PM
Actually, Sauve will be injured in a bizarre shaving accident and Cujo will man the pipes. ;)
:rofl:

24champ
04-11-2006, 04:16 PM
Wings are already calling up AHL guys, sounds like they're gonna rest up. I think they even called Baskin-Robbins to see if Tim Cheveldae was available for a one-shot opportunity in goal...:~ohyah!:
I remember Cheveldae! Man what has that guy been up to?

Smiling Assassin27
04-11-2006, 05:01 PM
I remember Cheveldae! Man what has that guy been up to?

He and Bob Essensa are working on a 'How Not To Play Goalie' DVD....

alkemical
04-11-2006, 05:05 PM
He and Bob Essensa are working on a 'How Not To Play Goalie' DVD....


with self-help from bobby clarke

24champ
04-11-2006, 05:08 PM
He and Bob Essensa are working on a 'How Not To Play Goalie' DVD....
Yeah didnt they both play for Winnepeg Jets at one point???

Bronx33
04-11-2006, 07:03 PM
http://www.break.com/movies/russiacanadafight.html

SoCalBronco
04-11-2006, 08:01 PM
P.J. Stock sucked on the studio.

And he sucks even worse as the color guy.

Clockwork Orange
04-11-2006, 08:54 PM
The referees in the Avs/Coyotes game are a ****ing joke. They called 11 minor penalties in the first period. Nobody could so much as breathe on anyone without getting a trip to the box. I'm all for enforcing the rules, but that's just ridiculous.

Tanguay looks as though he never left, 1 goal & 1 assist so far.

Pendejo
04-11-2006, 10:14 PM
An important win for the Avs. I listened online...even though he wasn't challenged much...I'm glad that tay-o-door had a good game.

The Avs need to sweep their Canadian tour, and finish with 100 points even.

Clockwork Orange
04-11-2006, 10:32 PM
The Avs go up 6-0 and then look like they're so determined not to run up the score that they let Phoenix just keep coming at them and in the process give up goal after goal until finally the game ends with the score 6-4. The lack of killer instinct on this team is nauseating. This is the kind of garbage that saw them piss away several games earlier this season when they'd build a lead and try to sit on it. Tonight they didn't even try to sit on the lead, they just stopped playing.

A win is a win, but the lack of focus is alarming to say the least.

Bronx33
04-11-2006, 11:10 PM
An important win for the Avs. I listened online...even though he wasn't challenged much...I'm glad that tay-o-door had a good game.

The Avs need to sweep their Canadian tour, and finish with 100 points even.


I wouldn't count on it but it would be nice if the nucks would win tomorrow, and theo let in 3 goals in the 3rd but a win is a win and those (Too many men/ice) penalties are pissin me off!

anthonypacino
04-11-2006, 11:11 PM
The Avs go up 6-0 and then look like they're so determined not to run up the score that they let Phoenix just keep coming at them and in the process give up goal after goal until finally the game ends with the score 6-4. The lack of killer instinct on this team is nauseating. This is the kind of garbage that saw them piss away several games earlier this season when they'd build a lead and try to sit on it. Tonight they didn't even try to sit on the lead, they just stopped playing.

A win is a win, but the lack of focus is alarming to say the least.
They played the same way under Heartley.

Clockwork Orange
04-11-2006, 11:14 PM
They played the same way under Heartley.

They could get away with it a bit more back then because the talent level on those teams were superior to that of the current squad.

anthonypacino
04-11-2006, 11:18 PM
They could get away with it a bit more back then because the talent level on those teams were superior to that of the current squad.
Yeah but your post reminded me of what I would feel watching those teams, the lack of the "killer" instinct and putting teams away. They would stop playing to win and began to play not to lose...I know that is a sports cliche but it's true.
Does anyone think they will make it out of the first round?

Clockwork Orange
04-11-2006, 11:20 PM
Does anyone think they will make it out of the first round?

Depends who they end up facing. I like their chances better against Dallas than Calgary. Meeting Detroit would likely mean a very quick exit.

Right now this team is just far too inconsistant to be a threat to anyone in the postseason.

Bronx33
04-11-2006, 11:24 PM
Yeah but your post reminded me of what I would feel watching those teams, the lack of the "killer" instinct and putting teams away. They would stop playing to win and began to play not to lose...I know that is a sports cliche but it's true.
Does anyone think they will make it out of the first round?

Nope, we are missing too many at key positions but like CO said it depends on who we get (if we even make it)

anthonypacino
04-11-2006, 11:29 PM
Nope, we are missing too many at key positions but like CO said it depends on who we get (if we even make it)
Maybe a full season with Jose, (I've always liked him and Roberto L.) and Marek can get us back to prominence. What about the farm system? I know nobody can step in for Super Joe but what isn't he going to be like 38 next year. damn salary cap...

Bronx33
04-12-2006, 12:29 AM
Maybe a full season with Jose, (I've always liked him and Roberto L.) and Marek can get us back to prominence. What about the farm system? I know nobody can step in for Super Joe but what isn't he going to be like 38 next year. damn salary cap...

Joe will be making less next season and the cap is going up next season as well.

Pendejo
04-12-2006, 12:46 AM
An important win for the Avs. I listened online...even though he wasn't challenged much...I'm glad that tay-o-door had a good game.

The Avs need to sweep their Canadian tour, and finish with 100 points even.

Whoops. I need to lay off the booze. I thought the end of the second was the end of the game. Holy Cripes. I thought the final score was 6-1.

There is no way the Avs are getting out of the first round of the playoffs...if they make it. They are too weak defensively, and in the nets. If you're a legit playoff team you are not getting dominated by the Wild, and getting 4 hung on you by the desert dogs...not at this point in the season anyway.

There is no way that this Avs team is going to be physical enough, or consistent enough defensively to win a playoff series.

Saying that...they'll get Wolski next year, and they should be able to better themselves through free agency. Sakic and Blake have both said that they'll take less to remain with the Avs. (Aren't they both free agents after the season?) I believe they're going to have to pay both Tanguay, and Liles though. So the future isn't completely dim.

(Edit: quoting/responding to your own post should make you an immediate orangemane legend.)

Bronx33
04-12-2006, 12:46 AM
Jori/ anybody i missed tonights game what the he11 happened to brunette in the 2nd period? do we have another fricken injury?

24champ
04-12-2006, 01:22 AM
Thanks for the Memories LUUUUUUUC!


http://www.ushl.com/img/0506/news/20051015luc_robitaille_action.jpg

I will miss him.

http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/trophies/winners/CMT1987.jpg



http://www.borgssportstop.com/collectibles/photos/NHL/8x10/8x10%20Gretzky%20-%20Robitaille%20-%20Kuri.jpg

Greatest trio of Kings ever.:thumbs:

SoCalBronco
04-12-2006, 01:24 AM
Robitaille was a great player and all class. There was a great feature on him in the LA Times today.

I was glad when Pittsburgh got him in the mid 90s and I was furious when we traded him away for Sergei ****ing Zubov.

24champ
04-12-2006, 01:47 AM
Robitaille was a great player and all class. There was a great feature on him in the LA Times today.

I was glad when Pittsburgh got him in the mid 90s and I was furious when we traded him away for Sergei ****ing Zubov.
Im just as furious that he went to the freaking wings of all teams! But he will always be a King no matter what.

Pendejo
04-12-2006, 02:06 AM
It's nice that Lucky is able to retire a King. He was a dick when he was Red Wing of course. He was a standout offensive player for a whole lot of years.

Also...nice picture 24Champ...Jari Kurri is an all time great that sort of flies under the radar. The relatively new fan radar anyway.

Cripes those Edmonton teams were loaded.

Jori
04-12-2006, 08:45 AM
Brunette isn't injured as far as I know. I think Quenneville may have rested certain players and the Avs stopped playing after they went up 6-0. It's hard to blame Theodore on those goals, there were screens and weird bounces.

One more win should clinch a playoff spot. If the Avs can finish fifth, that would be their best opportunity to advance, but I think they'll end up playing Dallas in the first round.

This team will be better next year if Theodore can get over his mental hurdles and adjust to the NHL, but they must improve the defense. The fact that this team doesn't have any legitimate defensive prospects in their system is disturbing. They'll have to rely on free agency and even with the cap going up, they wont have enough cash to attract a stud like Redden or Chara. I'd love to dump Brisebois, but we are struck with him for another season. Boughner should be gone, but there will be some good second tier defenders available. Blake still has a couple good years left in him. If they can bring him back for a reasonable price and add a guy like Mara or Mitchell, that will help. But they better draft some defensemen in June. Even if these guys take three or more years to develop they have to start sometime.

Bronco X
04-12-2006, 09:22 AM
Maybe a full season with Jose, (I've always liked him and Roberto L.) and Marek can get us back to prominence. What about the farm system? I know nobody can step in for Super Joe but what isn't he going to be like 38 next year. damn salary cap...

Wolski will be with the team next year (may even be back for the playoffs if his OHL season ends). That should be a nice boost. But like Jori said, the team needs to upgrade the defense. That'll require free agency and/or trades.

Tredici
04-12-2006, 11:31 AM
The referees in the Avs/Coyotes game are a ****ing joke. They called 11 minor penalties in the first period. Nobody could so much as breathe on anyone without getting a trip to the box. I'm all for enforcing the rules, but that's just ridiculous.

Tanguay looks as though he never left, 1 goal & 1 assist so far.

I think they had to keep skating over to the Phoenix bench to collect more Gretzsky autographs.... I'm pretty sure during the 2 5 on 3's they were over there collectively genuflecting in front of extremely bad hair boy.

After the game The Great One wouldn't come out for his scheduled press conference and sent assistant coaches instead.

What a dick.

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 12:41 PM
Really? Gretz wouldn't make an appearance, huh?

I think these were the same refs we had at the Blues game a couple of weeks ago.

Smiling Assassin27
04-12-2006, 12:51 PM
The Avs go up 6-0 and then look like they're so determined not to run up the score that they let Phoenix just keep coming at them and in the process give up goal after goal until finally the game ends with the score 6-4. The lack of killer instinct on this team is nauseating. This is the kind of garbage that saw them piss away several games earlier this season when they'd build a lead and try to sit on it. Tonight they didn't even try to sit on the lead, they just stopped playing.

A win is a win, but the lack of focus is alarming to say the least.

that's what you should expect from a Quenneville coached team. the Blows never could step on someone's throat all those years and it started with Q.

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 01:00 PM
We'll see if BabcOck can deliver what he couldn't a couple of years ago. Of course, I hope he can't, but you already know that. :)

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 01:01 PM
Thanks for the Memories LUUUUUUUC!


http://www.ushl.com/img/0506/news/20051015luc_robitaille_action.jpg

I will miss him.

http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/trophies/winners/CMT1987.jpg



http://www.borgssportstop.com/collectibles/photos/NHL/8x10/8x10%20Gretzky%20-%20Robitaille%20-%20Kuri.jpg

Greatest trio of Kings ever.:thumbs:
Luc has the best mullet.

Smiling Assassin27
04-12-2006, 01:11 PM
We'll see if Babcork can deliver what he couldn't a couple of years ago. Of course, I hope he can't, but you already know that. :)

yup, regular season's means very little in Detroit. if it did, Dave Lewis would still have a job. time for babcock to be the difference maker.

Smiling Assassin27
04-12-2006, 01:12 PM
Luc has the best mullet.

Gotta throw Kelly Hrudey in there as the 4th mulleteer.

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 01:15 PM
Thanks to the OM filter of the word c-o-c-k, I now call Babc-o-ck, Babcork all the time. It sounds so damn idiotic and drives me crazy when I post and it comes out that way, but it's good for a laugh. :)

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 01:16 PM
Gotta throw Kelly Hrudey in there as the 4th mulleteer.


I always thought Jagr had a killer one goin on, back in the day.

24champ
04-12-2006, 01:17 PM
Gotta throw Kelly Hrudey in there as the 4th mulleteer.
Theres also Marty Mcsorley.

Smiling Assassin27
04-12-2006, 01:23 PM
and the King Mullet himself--Barry Mull-rose

bronco militia
04-12-2006, 01:23 PM
Thanks to the OM filter of the word c-o-c-k,


young lady!...uh, what?


bwhahahah

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 01:29 PM
Right on....you called me young lady!

c-o-c-k, c-o-c-k, c-o-c-k

Man, that was rough typing that. ;D

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 01:30 PM
and the King Mullet himself--Barry Mull-rose
Barry also wouldn't be Barry if he wasn't in his black pinstriped suit to go along with his mullet.

bronco militia
04-12-2006, 01:33 PM
Barry also wouldn't be Barry if he wasn't in his black pinstriped suit to go along with his mullet.

I don't know....I've never seen anyone wear Brown pinstriper except Berry

Mogulseeker
04-12-2006, 02:17 PM
Joe will be making less next season and the cap is going up next season as well.


I know man, I remmember peolpe talking that we could've retained Forsberg and Foote if only it were next year.

Must be why Forsberg signed a TWO year deal.

bronco militia
04-12-2006, 02:20 PM
Must be why Forsberg signed a TWO year deal.

because he's going to retire.

Smiling Assassin27
04-12-2006, 02:37 PM
actually he and sundin, and naslund will make a break for Detroit, reuniting the gold medal team.

alkemical
04-12-2006, 02:39 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/players/profile?statsId=88&out

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/players/profile?statsId=333&out

Mogulseeker
04-12-2006, 02:42 PM
because he's going to retire.

Yes..... to the Modo Factory.

alkemical
04-12-2006, 02:45 PM
hey all, the atlantic division is where the future is at

Bronx33
04-12-2006, 03:50 PM
hey all, the atlantic division is where the future is at

Furture what?

alkemical
04-12-2006, 04:01 PM
yeah, you do watch hockey right....

Bronx33
04-12-2006, 04:09 PM
yeah, you do watch hockey right....

Probably too much, but iam going to say the wings take it all when the dust settles.

alkemical
04-12-2006, 04:22 PM
well the atlantic division has crosby, ovechkin, lunqivst just for starters.

Clockwork Orange
04-12-2006, 04:32 PM
well the atlantic division has crosby, ovechkin, lunqivst just for starters.

Ovechkin is in the Southeast Division.

alkemical
04-12-2006, 04:57 PM
Ovechkin is in the Southeast Division.


close enough :)

Tredici
04-12-2006, 06:05 PM
Source: McCarty bankruptcy filing

Darren McCarty, whose rugged play as a Red Wing, charitable fund-raising and heavy-metal musicianship made him one of the most popular professional athletes in recent Detroit history, has filed for bankruptcy.

In documents submitted to U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit, McCarty, 34, lists assets of $1.9 million and debts of $6.2 million -- including at least $185,000 to casinos in Detroit and Las Vegas.

He also listed debts to banks, credit-card companies, friends, utilities, law firms, a roofing company and the Oakland County Drain Commission.

Many of his assets are tied up in insurance polices, his NHL pension and $490,000 in business loans he made that his court filings say are unlikely to be repaid.

Nothing indicates McCarty's troubles are tied to the McCarty Cancer Foundation, the Oakland County-based charity he and his family founded in honor of his father, Craig, who died from multiple myeloma in 1999. The foundation, for which McCarty serves as an unpaid director, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years.

Marty Fried, McCarty's Southfield lawyer, blamed the bankruptcy on last season's NHL lockout, a divorce that finalized in February 2005 and a substantially smaller contract with the Calgary Flames.

"He's not making the money he used to make," Fried said. He said McCarty made about $2.1 million per season in Detroit and now makes about $850,000. "I don't think he counted on being" released from the Wings last summer.

Fried said he believed McCarty's problems are strictly financial, and not suggestive of personal issues that have troubled him in the past. McCarty talked frankly during his Detroit days of being a recovering alcoholic. "It's just a matter of getting his expenses in sync with his income and he'll be fine," Fried said.

McCarty, who signed with the Flames after the Red Wings bought out his contract, could not be reached for comment.

The largest creditors listed in the bankruptcy case, filed in November, are DMA Holdings of Portage, owed $2 million, and Huntington National Bank of Bloomfield Hills, due $1.5 million.

McCarty, who has talked publicly about his love for poker, lists debts of $100,000 to the Bellagio casino and $60,000 to the Palms casino, both in Las Vegas. He owes $25,000 to the MotorCity Casino in Detroit, court papers say.

Gambling has become a sensitive topic for the National Hockey League. In February, New Jersey authorities announced that they were investigating allegations that an assistant of Phoenix Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky ran a high-stakes betting ring.

NHL spokesman Frank Brown declined comment Tuesday. Officials for the Flames did not return calls. McCarty had seven goals and six assists in 64 games this season entering Tuesday's game.

Fried said he understood the casino money involved gambling debts, but he said he did not know any details. McCarty was quoted as saying in the Calgary Sun in January that he loves poker and would like to play someday in the World Series of Poker.

"Poker is a game that helps you get tougher mentally," he told the paper as he prepared to play in a poker tournament at a Calgary casino.

Among his assets, McCarty listed $5,600 in jewelry, two Harley-Davidson motorcycles worth $16,000, and $500 in golf clubs. He also has a home in Farmington Hills valued at $591,780, but court papers say his mortgage was $670,000 and he has failed to pay real estate taxes on the home.

Without providing details, the court papers also said a 2004 Cadillac Escalade owned by McCarty "sunk in a body of water" in January 2004 and that a Dutch Star motor home was destroyed by fire on an unspecified date.

McCarty listed his income as $2.1 million in 2003, $1.5 million in 2004 and $193,959 in 2005. A lockout of NHL players canceled the 2004-2005 season.

According to court documents, McCarty received $538,729 from the Red Wings when they bought out his contract in July, but 75% of that -- $404,046 -- went to his ex-wife, Cheryl McCarty.

McCarty filed under Chapter 7 bankruptcy rules, which means a trustee is appointed to take over his property and will sell it off to pay creditors. According to bankruptcy court regulations, McCarty might be able to keep some personal items and possibly some real estate, depending on state law.

One of McCarty's creditors is John Andrews, whose lawyer and nephew, Frank Andrews, said McCarty and a partner, John Matouk, purchased 28 acres for a development near Hartland and didn't pay for all of it. The $649,400 is the balance of that debt, plus interest.

Matouk, president and CEO of Berkley-based Remtech Companies, is another creditor. He is owed $234,288, court documents say.

Matouk, who said he is a landlord for area businesses, including Detroit Newspapers, the partnership that oversees business operations for the Detroit Free Press, described the debt Tuesday as personal loans McCarty accumulated during the past 10 years.

"What did he use it for? I can't answer that because I don't know, and I didn't ask," said Matouk, who added that he knew nothing about McCarty's gambling. "I don't get into his personal business."

Matouk said he believed the divorce and lockout were hard on his friend after he had such a stellar career as a Wing.

With a gap-toothed grin and an on-ice swagger, McCarty quickly became a fan favorite in Detroit, where he played 11 seasons. It didn't hurt that he grew up across the river in Leamington, Ontario, or that he threw pucks to kids after the Wings' pregame skates.

McCarty described himself as "an adrenaline junkie." He was the Wing who pummeled Claude Lemieux of the Colorado Avalanche in 1997 in retaliation for a hit that shattered teammate Kris Draper's face in the previous season's playoffs. McCarty also scored the winning goal in the clinching game in 1997 as the Wings won their first Stanley Cup in 42 years.

Off the ice, he met thousands of fans as the lead singer for Grinder, a band whose hard-driving sound was just how many metro Detroiters like their music. And his public admissions of alcoholism endeared him to many who could identify with his personal struggles.

Even though bankruptcy could wipe out McCarty's debt, Matouk said he was confident he'd see the money some day because McCarty has lent him money, too.

"I will always be a friend of his, whether he's bankrupt or not," Matouk said. "I will patiently wait for him to pay me back. I'm not worried about it."

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 06:14 PM
Ha. Bout time you joined the real world, McCarty.

dbroncos31
04-12-2006, 06:14 PM
Primeau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 06:20 PM
Primeau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Geez, I hope you didn't make a mess on your keyboard when you typed that.

Tredici
04-12-2006, 06:44 PM
Ha. Bout time you joined the real world, McCarty.

I found this sentence fairly funny...

Without providing details, the court papers also said a 2004 Cadillac Escalade owned by McCarty "sunk in a body of water" in January 2004 and that a Dutch Star motor home was destroyed by fire on an unspecified date.

dbroncos31
04-12-2006, 07:47 PM
Geez, I hope you didn't make a mess on your keyboard when you typed that.
hey man, you'd be psyched if super joe was out all season and then signs appear that he MIGHT be able to play for the playoffs.

Pendejo
04-12-2006, 08:06 PM
Has anyone heard any updates on the possibility of either Konowalchuk, or Vaananen being available for the playoffs? I know they're both long shots, but it'd be nice to have them back.

Clockwork Orange
04-12-2006, 08:14 PM
Has anyone heard any updates on the possibility of either Konowalchuk, or Vaananen being available for the playoffs? I know they're both long shots, but it'd be nice to have them back.

From what I've gathered Kono has an outside shot at coming back sometime during the playoffs, though it isn't likely. Vaananen has no shot, he's done for the season.

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 09:37 PM
Dang. It'd be nice to have Kono back.

Mtbrncofn
04-12-2006, 09:38 PM
I found this sentence fairly funny...

Without providing details, the court papers also said a 2004 Cadillac Escalade owned by McCarty "sunk in a body of water" in January 2004 and that a Dutch Star motor home was destroyed by fire on an unspecified date.


Sounds hinky to me.

Clockwork Orange
04-12-2006, 11:45 PM
San Jose beats Vancouver 5-4 in OT. The Sharks have clinched a playoff spot.

That also means that the Avs have essentially clinched a playoff spot though not officially. They're 4 points up on Vancouver and the Canchokes only have 2 games left (the Avs have 3), so the best they can hope for is that the Avs lose out in regulation and win their last two.

But even if that happens, the teams would be tied with 94 points and 43 wins. The next tiebreaker is head to head and under that scenario, the head to head would be 4-4. The next tiebreaker from there is goal differential. The Avs are a +31 while Vancouver is a +2, not even close.

The Avs need only pick up one point or Vancouver lose one point for the Avs to officially clinch.

Bronco X
04-13-2006, 12:11 AM
San Jose beats Vancouver 5-4 in OT. The Sharks have clinched a playoff spot.

That also means that the Avs have essentially clinched a playoff spot though not officially. They're 4 points up on Vancouver and the Canchokes only have 2 games left (the Avs have 3), so the best they can hope for is that the Avs lose out in regulation and win their last two.

But even if that happens, the teams would be tied with 94 points and 43 wins. The next tiebreaker is head to head and under that scenario, the head to head would be 4-4. The next tiebreaker from there is goal differential. The Avs are a +31 while Vancouver is a +2, not even close.

The Avs need only pick up one point or Vancouver lose one point for the Avs to officially clinch.

Then we just need Theo to hold the Canucks to less than 15 goals or so... hope he's up to it.;)

Pendejo
04-13-2006, 01:40 AM
The Avs are still within striking distance of the 5th seed. The Ducks have Edmonton, San Jose, and Calgary left. It's a very tight race.

From looking at the standings the Avs have a game in hand on Edmonton which is three points back with two to play. So yeah...if the Avs garner a single point on this trip...they're in...as if they wind up with the same amount of points as the Oilers they get the nod due to their wins. Hell...as it stands right now they have more wins than both San Jose and the Ducks...

If only they didn't consistently screw the pooch in the shootouts.

Clockwork Orange
04-13-2006, 05:54 AM
Some good news for you Herc, Alexander Semin has agreed to join the Caps next season.

http://www.washingtoncaps.com/news/news.asp?story_id=4009

Smiling Assassin27
04-13-2006, 03:48 PM
Report: Kings take Avery off ice for season


The Los Angeles Kings have decided to part ways with Sean Avery after an argument with assistant coach Mark Hardy during practice Wednesday, a team source told the Los Angeles Times.


Avery did not travel with the team to Phoenix after meeting with general manager Dave Taylor and interim coach John Torchetti after practice.

A spokesman for the team said Avery would not play the remainder of the season or postseason, but was not suspended.

"We're moving on without him," the spokesman told the paper. "We have informed Sean of this."

The incident occurred during a Wednesday workout. Avery was asked by Hardy to do a drill, refused and was told to leave the ice. The two exchanged words, but it did not become physical, according to the paper.

Wednesday was just the latest headline-maker for Avery this season.

In September, Avery's comments about French-Canadian players earned him a reprimand from the NHL.

In October, Avery was accused of using a racial slur directed toward the Oilers' Georges Laraque. In Novemeber, Avery was fined for diving in a game, and then fined again for criticizing his original fine.

Last week, Avery exchanged words with Ducks color commentator Brian Hayward in the locker room, a situation that left other Kings players privately saying they had enough of Avery's antics.

Bronx33
04-13-2006, 04:21 PM
Funny! he finally ran his stupid racist piehole one too many times finally, good ridance you bushleaguer.

Clockwork Orange
04-13-2006, 04:24 PM
Report: Kings take Avery off ice for season


The Los Angeles Kings have decided to part ways with Sean Avery after an argument with assistant coach Mark Hardy during practice Wednesday, a team source told the Los Angeles Times.


Avery did not travel with the team to Phoenix after meeting with general manager Dave Taylor and interim coach John Torchetti after practice.

A spokesman for the team said Avery would not play the remainder of the season or postseason, but was not suspended.

"We're moving on without him," the spokesman told the paper. "We have informed Sean of this."

The incident occurred during a Wednesday workout. Avery was asked by Hardy to do a drill, refused and was told to leave the ice. The two exchanged words, but it did not become physical, according to the paper.

Wednesday was just the latest headline-maker for Avery this season.

In September, Avery's comments about French-Canadian players earned him a reprimand from the NHL.

In October, Avery was accused of using a racial slur directed toward the Oilers' Georges Laraque. In Novemeber, Avery was fined for diving in a game, and then fined again for criticizing his original fine.

Last week, Avery exchanged words with Ducks color commentator Brian Hayward in the locker room, a situation that left other Kings players privately saying they had enough of Avery's antics.

Something tells me that he'll be playing in Toronto next year and he'll be Don Cherry's favorite player.

Smiling Assassin27
04-13-2006, 04:27 PM
I figured he and Theo Fleury would be the English League version of the Bruise Brothers.

24champ
04-13-2006, 04:43 PM
Avery just cant keep his emotions in check.

alkemical
04-13-2006, 05:19 PM
Why does don cherry hate crosby? He's hated him since he scored that goal by putting the puck on his stick blade and putting it in....

Clockwork Orange
04-13-2006, 05:20 PM
Why does don cherry hate crosby? He's hated him since he scored that goal by putting the puck on his stick blade and putting it in....

Might have a little something to do with him being French Canadian. Grapes tends to be a bit partial to western Canadian players.

alkemical
04-13-2006, 05:25 PM
Might have a little something to do with him being French Canadian. Grapes tends to be a bit partial to western Canadian players.


Does he? I don't follow cherry much.


I wish crosby and ovechkin played their final meeting at the end of the year. It would give me something to look forward too..... besides malkin next year.


I really like phanuf's game, this kid is a great player - i also like keith ballard in PHO - The west has some good youngsters out there - and Thorton is hitting his potential out in SJ. He must have been too laid back to play in boston. :)

Clockwork Orange
04-13-2006, 05:30 PM
The west has some good youngsters out there - and Thorton is hitting his potential out in SJ. He must have been too laid back to play in boston. :)

Thornton's late push is going to make the Hart Trophy voting very interesting. The consensus was that Jagr pretty much had it wrapped up, but Thornton's surge in the points race as well as the Sharks surge up the standings is going to make some people think twice.

As I've said before, the Thornton trade is ultimately going to go down as one of the worst in NHL history.

alkemical
04-13-2006, 05:32 PM
bad for BOS :)

Mtbrncofn
04-13-2006, 05:57 PM
All the Beantowner's have to be calling for heads. It was a jaw dropper when it went down and its continued to be one ever since.

Bronx33
04-13-2006, 05:58 PM
Thornton's late push is going to make the Hart Trophy voting very interesting. The consensus was that Jagr pretty much had it wrapped up, but Thornton's surge in the points race as well as the Sharks surge up the standings is going to make some people think twice.

As I've said before, the Thornton trade is ultimately going to go down as one of the worst in NHL history.


Oconnell for president!

Tredici
04-13-2006, 06:04 PM
Report: Kings take Avery off ice for season


Last week, Avery exchanged words with Ducks color commentator Brian Hayward in the locker room, a situation that left other Kings players privately saying they had enough of Avery's antics.

This is pretty funny...

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings' frustration over their slide out of the playoff race became palpable Friday when Sean Avery had a heated verbal exchange with commentator Brian Hayward in the dressing room.

Hayward calls games for the Mighty Ducks. He criticized Avery during Tuesday's broadcast and accused hiim of running away from a confrontation with the Ducks' Todd Fedoruk.

Hayward visited the locker room to do prep work. Upon seeing Hayward, Avery unleashed a profanity-laced tirade. "You're an embarrassment", Avery said.

Hayward, a former NHL goalie, responded, "You want to see an embarrassment? Look in the mirror, Sean."

Avery said, "You're the reason the league doesn't have a national television deal. You're a (terrible) announcer and you were a (terrible) player." Hayward responded, "How would you know? When I played, you were in your third year of eighth grade."

Bronx33
04-13-2006, 06:07 PM
This is pretty funny...

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings' frustration over their slide out of the playoff race became palpable Friday when Sean Avery had a heated verbal exchange with commentator Brian Hayward in the dressing room.

Hayward calls games for the Mighty Ducks. He criticized Avery during Tuesday's broadcast and accused hiim of running away from a confrontation with the Ducks' Todd Fedoruk.

Hayward visited the locker room to do prep work. Upon seeing Hayward, Avery unleashed a profanity-laced tirade. "You're an embarrassment", Avery said.

Hayward, a former NHL goalie, responded, "You want to see an embarrassment? Look in the mirror, Sean."

Avery said, "You're the reason the league doesn't have a national television deal. You're a (terrible) announcer and you were a (terrible) player." Hayward responded, "How would you know? When I played, you were in your third year of eighth grade."


Looks like avery will have some extra time to complete the 8th grade.

Tredici
04-13-2006, 06:11 PM
I think he's a genius. I would've never known the whole no TV Contract deal was Brian Heyward's fault...

Bronx33
04-13-2006, 06:25 PM
I think he's a genius. I would've never known the whole no TV Contract deal was Brian Heyward's fault...


I know! you would think it's the teams fault but after avery set us straight (it's all to clear now) ;D

Bronx33
04-13-2006, 06:40 PM
GAME: Colorado Avalanche (43-28-8) at Calgary Flames (45-24-10).

TIME: Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT.

The Calgary Flames look to clinch their first division title in 11 years when they host a Colorado Avalanche team that will be making its 11th straight appearance in the postseason.

Calgary, 6-0-2 in its last eight games, needs one point in its final three contests to win the Northwest Division crown. The Flames haven't taken a division title since winning the Pacific in 1994-95.

Colorado, meanwhile, earned a spot in the playoffs when Vancouver lost 5-4 in overtime to San Jose on Wednesday. The win also put the Sharks in the postseason.

Calgary reached 100 points for the first time since 1990-91 with a 3-0 win over Anaheim on Tuesday.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 32 saves for his league-leading ninth shutout and Daymond Langkow scored a record goal and added two assists for the Flames, who also got a pair of assists from captain Jarome Iginla.
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"Kipper, he's played like that all year," Iginla said. "He's been amazing."

Langkow's goal came five seconds into the third, the fastest goal in team history at the start of a period and just one second off the NHL record set by Montreal's Claude Provost in 1957 and Chicago's Denis Savard in 1986.

Colorado has alternated wins and losses in its last 12 contests and hasn't won back-to-back games since a three-game run from March 7-12.

In a 6-4 victory over Phoenix on Tuesday, goaltender Jose Theodore won his first game with the Avalanche and Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist in his return to lead a Colorado offense that totaled 34 shots and went 3-for-9 on the power play.

Theodore, acquired from Montreal for goaltender David Aebischer on March 8, was recovering from a fractured right heel suffered during the Olympic break and didn't see his first action until he relieved Peter Budaj in a 5-2 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.

The former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner made 21 saves against the Coyotes, but did allow three third-period goals in a span of 6:21.

"He got some deflections that were unfortunate, but tonight, the way he moved on the 5-on-3 was a great illustration of what he is capable of and he kept us in the game," Avalanche coach Joel Quenneville said.

Tanguay played for the first time since spraining his right knee on March 19.

Avalanche captain Joe Sakic had his point streak snapped at 13 games, a run that began with a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over the Flames on March 12. He has six goals and four assists in seven games against Calgary this season.

STANDINGS: Avalanche - 94 points, 2nd place, 6 PB, Northwest Division. Flames - 100 points, 1st place, Northwest Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Avalanche - Sakic, 31 goals, 54 assists and 85 points; Ian Laperriere, 114 PIM. Flames - Iginla, 34 goals and 65 points; Langkow, 34 assists; Darren McCarty, 115 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Avalanche - Power play: 19.4 percent (89 for 458), 6th in NHL. Penalty killing: 84.0 percent (363 for 432), 7th. Flames - Power play: 18.7 percent (86 for 461), 9th. Penalty killing: 84.0 percent (405 for 482), 8th.

GOALTENDERS: Avalanche - Budaj (14-10-6, 2 SO, 2.86 GAA); Theodore (18-16-5, 3.47). Flames - Kiprusoff (41-20-10, 9, 2.12); Brian Boucher (4-7-0, 4.16).

SEASON SERIES: Flames, 4-3.

LAST MEETING: March 31; Flames, 6-3. At Calgary, Alberta, Chris Simon, Shean Donovan and Matthew Lombardi each had a goal and an assist, and Kiprusoff made 23 saves. Sakic scored twice for Colorado.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Avalanche - 18-18-2 on the road; Flames - 29-7-4 at home.

Boogerboots
04-13-2006, 06:55 PM
Might have a little something to do with him being French Canadian. Grapes tends to be a bit partial to western Canadian players.

He's a maritimer from Nova Scotia but did play in the QMJHL and I think he does speak French as a second language to some extent.

I admire Don Cherry for his ability to stick up for Canada.BUT it seems that in his old age he's become more cantankerous and narrowminded.

Grapes doesn't like hot dogs and that lacrosse style goal that Crosby scored qualified him as such is Grape's view. It peed him off because Crosby's team had a huge lead at the time he scored the highlight goal.

To me the league needs the talents of Ovechkin and Crosby to shine as bright as possible to bring the NHL back from the fringes of professional sport. Grapes and his Maple Leaf/goon style bias has got to take a hike. I just hope the CBC wakes up to this reality someday too.

Clockwork Orange
04-13-2006, 06:57 PM
Alexander Ovechkin nets his 50th goal on the season in the first period against Atlanta. He's the first rookie to score 50 since Teemu Selanne in 92-93.

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/hockey/nhl/04/08/bc.hkn.capitals.alexander.ap/Alex_Ovechkin.jpg

SoCalBronco
04-13-2006, 07:55 PM
Thats a very cool pick of AO. Wouldnt be surprised if it was Herc's new avatar.

Congrats on goal #50, Herc.


Sid with 1g and 1a so far against the Rangers, with half the game to play. Up to 95 points. 5 more, Sid!!

EDIT: Crosby adds another assist. 3 points on the night. 96 points. 4 more to go, Sid!!

Mogulseeker
04-13-2006, 09:25 PM
He needs to get rid of that gay visor

Bronx33
04-13-2006, 09:37 PM
We have been effectively turned into Qs old blues. mistakes, no flow no intensity no nothing.

Tredici
04-13-2006, 09:58 PM
Alexander Ovechkin nets his 50th goal on the season in the first period against Atlanta. He's the first rookie to score 50 since Teemu Selanne in 92-93.

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/hockey/nhl/04/08/bc.hkn.capitals.alexander.ap/Alex_Ovechkin.jpg

What a great year for these young offensive guns to get their start. They'll never know the joys of being constantly clutched and grabbed, hooked, smacked and playing an entire game in the neutral zone...

Poor things...

Hercules Rockefeller
04-13-2006, 10:25 PM
Thats a very cool pick of AO. Wouldnt be surprised if it was Herc's new avatar.


:thumbsup:

Yeah, so?

Jori
04-13-2006, 11:12 PM
Avs played well tonight; Kiprusoff was phenominal. If I'm the Avs, avoiding Detroit and Calgary in the first round is a must. I can't see them finishing 5th, I think 7th is their likely finish. I think the Avs could stretch a series with Dallas to six games.

Clockwork Orange
04-14-2006, 12:13 AM
The Avs & Oilers have both clinched playoff spots thanks to Vancouver's 5-3 loss to San Jose tonight. The Canchokes are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Have a nice offseason you ****ing jerkoffs. :laugh:

Jori
04-14-2006, 12:16 AM
The Avs & Oilers have both clinched playoff spots thanks to Vancouver's 5-3 loss to San Jose tonight. The Canchokes are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Have a nice offseason you ****ing jerkoffs. :laugh:
And Matt Carle scores the game winning goal....gotta love it!

24champ
04-14-2006, 12:18 AM
This is pretty funny...

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings' frustration over their slide out of the playoff race became palpable Friday when Sean Avery had a heated verbal exchange with commentator Brian Hayward in the dressing room.

Hayward calls games for the Mighty Ducks. He criticized Avery during Tuesday's broadcast and accused hiim of running away from a confrontation with the Ducks' Todd Fedoruk.

Hayward visited the locker room to do prep work. Upon seeing Hayward, Avery unleashed a profanity-laced tirade. "You're an embarrassment", Avery said.

Hayward, a former NHL goalie, responded, "You want to see an embarrassment? Look in the mirror, Sean."

Avery said, "You're the reason the league doesn't have a national television deal. You're a (terrible) announcer and you were a (terrible) player." Hayward responded, "How would you know? When I played, you were in your third year of eighth grade."
:rofl: Avery is a dumbass, Terrell Owens of the NHL if you ask me.

Bronx33
04-14-2006, 12:20 AM
The Avs & Oilers have both clinched playoff spots thanks to Vancouver's 5-3 loss to San Jose tonight. The Canchokes are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Have a nice offseason you ****ing jerkoffs. :laugh:


Here one nuck post i found funny....

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Clockwork Orange
04-14-2006, 12:22 AM
Brampton's season ended tonight, so Wojtek Wolski is now eligible to be called up by the Avs. Whether they will or not is unknown, but it certainly couldn't hurt.

I know they'll lose a year of service on his contract, but I don't see the big deal. He won't be a UFA in two years, so why not bring him up and put him out there on a line with Tanguay?

Clockwork Orange
04-14-2006, 12:24 AM
And Matt Carle scores the game winning goal....gotta love it!

It is what it is. :wiggle:

24champ
04-14-2006, 03:20 AM
Good luck to everyone in the playoffs.....

That being said the "Dave Taylor should be fired" train is picking up steam and I think he will be gone after the playoffs are over. Roenick isnt coming back, Luc retired. Im not sure if Avery is sticking around, but I do know we have lots of cap space to get a freaking goalie like LUONGO! I dont know how many times i gotta say it! Maybe we could get Gaborik (sp?) from the Wild even though he is a restricted FA. Anyway playoffs are around the corner and I cant wait to see some great hockey being played.

Clockwork Orange
04-14-2006, 03:29 AM
Damn, the Avs didn't waste any time.

http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_3709141

Avalanche fans can expect to see the team's top prospect, Wojtek Wolski, on the ice in the NHL playoffs.

The team plans to recall Wolski for the postseason now that Brampton of the Ontario Hockey League has been eliminated from the playoffs. Brampton was ousted in the Eastern Conference semifinals by Barrie on Thursday night.

Wolski cannot play for the Avs in either of their last two regular-season games because his nearly $1 million NHL salary would put Colorado over the $39 million salary cap.

It is unusual for junior players to be recalled only for the NHL playoffs, but the Avs could use another good offensive player for the postseason. Wolski is likely to win most valuable player honors in the OHL this season. The left wing had 128 points (47 goals) in 56 games for Brampton. He was the league's player of the month four consecutive months.

Wolski, 20, scored six points in nine games for Colorado in October before being sent to Brampton. The Avalanche will not have to pay Wolski any salary for playing in the postseason.

Nice. !Booya!

Tredici
04-14-2006, 11:46 AM
The Avs & Oilers have both clinched playoff spots thanks to Vancouver's 5-3 loss to San Jose tonight. The Canchokes are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Have a nice offseason you ****ing jerkoffs. :laugh:

Awwwww.. is po' widdle Cwawfowd gonna get that Toronto gig now? Is Tawd gonna head south and be comforted by Bwian?

Bronx33
04-14-2006, 12:00 PM
Awwwww.. is po' widdle Cwawfowd gonna get that Toronto gig now? Is Tawd gonna head south and be comforted by Bwian?

Ha! tred i sense a little bit of anomosity there.

Bronx33
04-14-2006, 12:42 PM
Colorado eagles update:

http://centralhockeyleague.com/news/?id=9933

The reigning Central Hockey League champion Colorado Eagles still have an opportunity to defend their President’s Cup Trophy, following a 6-2 home win Wednesday night in a do or die seventh game against the upstart Oklahoma City Blazers. After a narrow 5-4 loss in Oklahoma on Tuesday, both clubs journeyed the 700 plus miles to finally decide a series winner, and in the end, the Eagles superior talent won out over the Blazers unmatched effort.

Live CHL Playoff Scoreboard
CHL Playoff Bracket
The CHL Playoffs on CHLTV.com

A power play goal by Chris Hartsburg opened the scoring just over 3:00 minutes into the opening period, and Lee Arnold doubled Colorado’s lead midway through the period. Oklahoma City sniper Garrett Prosofsky got the Blazers within a goal with a beautiful move and a wicked shot late in the frame, but a second period goal by Riley Nelson, again on the power play, regained the two goal advantage for the Eagles. The lead was quickly extended to three in the final frame on Scott Polaski’s goal 58 seconds in, then matched by Prosofsky’s second of the game just 18 seconds later.

Down by two and with the Blazers pressing offensively, Colorado’s Greg Pankewicz scored perhaps the prettiest goal of the season, flipping the puck to himself on a one on one situation and somehow managing to shoot and score from a horizontal position while being dragged down. Polaski would add an empty netter for Colorado with 28 ticks remaining. The Blazers can hold their heads high after taking Colorado the distance and much further than anyone outside their locker room expected. The Eagles, meanwhile, will recuperate from the grueling seven game series and regroup for a Northern Conference Finals series against well rested Bossier-Shreveport, beginning Tuesday at the Budweiser Events Center.

Northern Conference Finals
Playoff Series E – Colorado (1) vs Bossier-Shreveport (2)
Series Tied 0-0

GM 1, Tue, 4-18, @ Colorado (7:05 PM)
GM 2, Wed, 4-19, @ Colorado (7:05 PM)
GM 3, Fri, 4-21, @ Bossier-Shreveport (7:05 PM)
GM 4, Sat, 4-22, @ Bossier-Shreveport (7:05 PM)
GM 5*, Mon, 4-24, @ Bossier-Shreveport (7:05 PM)
GM 6*, Wed, 4-26, @ Colorado (7:05 PM)
GM 7*, Thu, 4-27, @ Colorado (7:05 PM)
*If Necessary

bronco militia
04-14-2006, 02:11 PM
Awwwww.. is po' widdle Cwawfowd gonna get that Toronto gig now? Is Tawd gonna head south and be comforted by Bwian?


I hear Crawford can still get his old job back:

Pendejo
04-14-2006, 02:59 PM
:rofl: Avery is a dumbass, Terrell Owens of the NHL if you ask me.

No. Owens actually has talent.

24champ
04-14-2006, 03:05 PM
No. Owens actually has talent.
I disagree, Avery has talent. Thing is TO has put up the numbers where Avery hasnt.

bronco militia
04-14-2006, 03:18 PM
I disagree, Avery has talent. Thing is TO has put up the numbers where Avery hasnt.

:nutkick

Pendejo
04-14-2006, 04:23 PM
I disagree, Avery has talent. Thing is TO has put up the numbers where Avery hasnt.

Ok. So in what field is Avery talented? It's certainly not hockey. Being a human punching bag? Landscaping perhaps?

24champ
04-14-2006, 04:30 PM
Ok. So in what field is Avery talented? It's certainly not hockey. Being a human punching bag? Landscaping perhaps?
I dont have his scouting report here since im at work but tell me this, if he isnt talented why was he picked in the first round by the red wings???

Al Wilson
04-14-2006, 05:25 PM
Finally, http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=162589&hubname=

1 more to go.

Pendejo
04-14-2006, 07:42 PM
I dont have his scouting report here since im at work but tell me this, if he isnt talented why was he picked in the first round by the red wings???

Because even the Red Wings miss once in awhile. It didn't take them long to get his punk ass out of Detroit either...now did it?

He won't be in the league much longer unless he cleans up his act. 39 points and 257 PIM's...He's an idiot. So far the highlight of his career was getting Forsberg to fight in a pre season game...at least he won that one.

Truth be told...I'd be fine if he stays with the Kings forever. He's worth at least one power play a game...for the opposition.

Clockwork Orange
04-14-2006, 08:20 PM
I dont have his scouting report here since im at work but tell me this, if he isnt talented why was he picked in the first round by the red wings???

In 1994 the then Nordiques picked Wade Belak in the 1st round. They then picked Chris Drury in the 3rd and Milan Hejduk in the 4th.

The draft is a crap shoot.

Clockwork Orange
04-14-2006, 08:30 PM
Nice Ovechkin article from the Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/12/AR2006041201900.html

An equipment company recently threw a lavish news conference to introduce a new line of sticks and skates endorsed by Washington Capitals rookie Alex Ovechkin. Hordes of media members gather around him after every game. Autograph seekers loiter near the players' entrance at visiting arenas, sometimes for hours, hoping he'll stop.

Ovechkin gets the star treatment everywhere he goes -- except in the locker room, where, despite his pursuit of 50 goals and growing celebrity, his teammates say he's still just "another one of the guys."

An episode during yesterday's practice backed up that sentiment. Toward the end of the session, veteran goaltender Olie Kolzig ripped off Ovechkin's helmet, put it on his own head and began mocking the way Ovechkin bounces up and down as he skates.

Ovechkin responded by putting on Kolzig's mask and mimicking one of the goaltender's stick-banging temper tantrums. The players -- and the smattering of fans in the stands -- cracked up with laughter.

"That's what makes Alex so special, the way he interacts with everyone," Kolzig said later. "He's just another one of the guys."

Except for when he's on the ice, of course. There's nothing ordinary about the season Ovechkin is having or the plateau the 20-year-old left wing will be chasing tonight at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

Ovechkin could become only the second rookie to record 50 goals and 100 points in a season by scoring once against the Thrashers. He has 49 goals and 100 points with four games remaining.

"It's too bad I can't be first," Ovechkin joked, referring to Teemu Selanne's 76 goals and 132 points in 1992-93. "I will try to score 50 goals. My father tells me it will be history, it is forever. I want to be part of NHL history. It will be very nice."

Ovechkin's disposition contrasts sharply with that of Washington's last superstar, Jaromir Jagr, who was prone to sulking and occasionally was standoffish toward some of his teammates and coaches. Ovechkin, some players and team employees have said privately, is the anti-Jagr.

"He's a normal guy with superstar status," center Dainius Zubrus said. "He's a very likable guy and that's why everyone in here is so happy for him. Look at what happened with the shaving cream the other day."

Zubrus was referring to the shaving cream pie shoved in Ovechkin's face by veteran Jeff Halpern on Monday in Boston. Ovechkin, who had just recorded his 49th goal and 100th point, was doing a television interview when Halpern sneaked up on him. No one laughed harder than Ovechkin.

Although he's on the doorstep of a major milestone, is the team's most popular player among fans and routinely is featured on television highlight shows, Ovechkin has managed to remain grounded. Left wing Matt Pettinger said he admires that.

"He could come in here say, 'Hey, I'm Alex Ovechkin, I've played in the Olympics, I've scored 49 goals, I've done all this at 20 years old,' " Pettinger said. "But he doesn't. He treats everyone the same, from [owner Ted Leonsis] on down. He's just down-to-earth."

Coach Glen Hanlon, a former NHL goaltender, said Ovechkin's teammates have embraced him not because of what he does on the ice, but the way he carries himself off it.

"When you are in your rookie year you have to be respectful," Hanlon said. "There's not one person who is in this room on a daily basis who doesn't appreciate how respectful he is of the game, of the history and the players.

"There are some rookie players who are great players, who have been great players all of their lives, and when someone gets called up from the minors, they hardly even know their names," Hanlon added. "Whereas Ovechkin is buddies with him. They are on the bench talking. It's not like he's a prima donna."

The attention Ovechkin receives only figures to intensify if he equals Selanne and if, as expected, he wins the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie.

"Hopefully when he's 30, he'll be the same way," Pettinger said. "I'm pretty sure he will."

Pendejo
04-14-2006, 10:36 PM
In 1994 the then Nordiques picked Wade Belak in the 1st round. They then picked Chris Drury in the 3rd and Milan Hejduk in the 4th.

The draft is a crap shoot.

Dude...I remember when the Avs traded Belak for Whiskey Fleury, but I did not know that he was a number one pick.

It follows the whole hobey baker thing...some of them turned out to be good players, but then again...Robb fvcking "Blue line" Stauber won it...

Fvck Avery, and fvck anyone who likes the way he plays...they like all texans deserve whatever they get.

Mtbrncofn
04-14-2006, 10:55 PM
The Avs & Oilers have both clinched playoff spots thanks to Vancouver's 5-3 loss to San Jose tonight. The Canchokes are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Have a nice offseason you ****ing jerkoffs. :laugh:


Even though we lost, this was like a big fat ice cream sundae.

Bronx33
04-14-2006, 10:56 PM
Because even the Red Wings miss once in awhile. It didn't take them long to get his punk ass out of Detroit either...now did it?

He won't be in the league much longer unless he cleans up his act. 39 points and 257 PIM's...He's an idiot. So far the highlight of his career was getting Forsberg to fight in a pre season game...at least he won that one.

Truth be told...I'd be fine if he stays with the Kings forever. He's worth at least one power play a game...for the opposition.

He will be a nice crowd draw in the minors next season OR some NHL team will pick him up and the process repeats.

SoCalBronco
04-15-2006, 12:24 AM
Crosby is making a big push for NHL rookie of year honors
Saturday, April 15, 2006

By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


It was around December that it started to look as if Washington's Alex Ovechkin would pull away from the Penguins' Sidney Crosby and win the Calder Trophy.

Considering Crosby's late-season flourish, assuming that Ovechkin will win could be a rookie mistake.

Crosby, the first overall pick in the 2005 draft, is close on the heels of Ovechkin in terms of statistics. He has 97 points. Ovechkin, the first overall selection in 2004, has 102. Each has played in 78 games with three to go.

"For me and him, it's a healthy competition," said Crosby, who, predictably, is taking a low-key approach to the rookie of the year competition. "I think it's good we're both having healthy starts in our first year in the NHL, but our job is to play and it's for everyone else to talk about it."

It's easy to talk about Crosby's first pro season. He leads the Penguins in goals, assists, points and a few other categories, and he has had a monster stretch drive for a team that doesn't have the motivation of fighting for a playoff berth.

He has 10 points in his past four games and 17 in his past seven. His four-point game Thursday in a 5-3 win over the New York Rangers made him the youngest player in NHL history -- 18 years, 351 days -- to reach 97 points.

If he can get another three points over the Penguins' final three games, he will be the youngest to reach 100.

"I heard people before the season predicting that if he had 60 points, it would be a good year, so he went beyond everyone's expectations," Penguins center Ryan Malone said.

But has he gone beyond everyone's evaluation of Ovechkin?

One difference that could affect the Calder Trophy vote is age. Ovechkin is 20, two years older than Crosby.

It would be difficult to imagine a team asking more of an 18-year-old than the Penguins have gotten from Crosby.








Too close to call
How the Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby match up in their rookie seasons.

Ovechkin Stat Crosby
78 GP 78
50 Goals 38
52 Assists 59
102 Points 97
52 PIM 104
+2 +/- -3
3 SH 0
21 PP 16
5 GW 5










"I don't think so," defenseman Brooks Orpik said. "I know he's not making a big deal out of it, but a hundred points on a team where he's had different linemates all year and he's been consistent the whole year -- that's a hard thing to do in this league. He's definitely having a strong finish."

Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux is the only Penguin who has won the Calder Trophy. He did it in 1984-85 after he reached 100 points in the season finale on a team that did not make the playoffs. He was 19.

The problem this season is deciding on the criteria to measure the top rookies.

Ovechkin has reached the lofty plateaus of 50 goals and 100 points, but there are other ways to compare the two.

Ovechkin is third overall in scoring, Crosby eighth. Each has five game-winning goals. Ovechkin logs slightly more ice time and takes more shots. Crosby takes faceoffs regularly and wins 45.4 percent of them. Crosby has three overtime goals to Ovechkin's two. Ovechkin has three game-deciding shootout goals to Crosby's one.

There also are some intangibles to compare. Crosby has developed a reputation for sniping at the referees, which partly accounts for him having 104 penalty minutes, double Ovechkin's number. Ovechkin, a winger, has developed a reputation for being a showman who score highlight-reel goals but does not play both ends as well as Crosby, a center.

"Both of them are obviously going to be great players in the league for a long time," Malone said. "It's something to see. There's so many different ways you can twist things around, so I think everything's up in the air. You almost wish they could share the award, but you just have to wait and see what happens."

Crosby suggested that other rookies stand out in what seems to be a bumper crop. That group would include Calgary defenseman Dion Phaneuf and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

"There's a lot of other good rookies out there," Crosby said. "Those two guys stick out. They've made good impressions with their team."

In other years, perhaps Phaneuf and Lundqvist would be top contenders for the Calder Trophy, but Crosby and Ovechkin likely are the front-runners.

Defenseman Sergei Gonchar is as biased as anyone with the Penguins, but his loyalties go in both directions.

"It's hard for me to judge because on one side, Sidney is my teammate and I want to see him do well, but then [Ovechkin] is my countryman," said Gonchar, who played against Ovechkin in the Russian Super League last season during the NHL lockout.

"It's kind of too bad that you have the two of them the same year. They both deserve it. It's a close race. I really can't predict who's going to win."

The Calder Trophy, decided by a vote of hockey writers, will be announced at the league's annual awards night June 22 in Vancouver.

Then the argument over the top rookie can be settled.

Or not.

http://www.pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/06105/682438-61.stm

Clockwork Orange
04-15-2006, 07:40 AM
Crosby's had a great year and his late push for 100 points is turning a lot of heads, but I think that Ovechkin getting 50 & 100 pretty much salted away the Calder.

How sick is it that we've got a pair of rookies putting up these eye popping numbers?

Tredici
04-15-2006, 10:59 AM
Crosby's had a great year and his late push for 100 points is turning a lot of heads, but I think that Ovechkin getting 50 & 100 pretty much salted away the Calder.

How sick is it that we've got a pair of rookies putting up these eye popping numbers?

Do you think that really is odd? Both of them have the attributes and skills the changes in the game is meant to enhance. Neither had adjustments to make or old habits to break.

Let's hope they always get to play zipping through the neutral zone, catching perfect two line passes.

Bronx33
04-15-2006, 04:08 PM
GAME: Colorado Avalanche (43-29-8) at Vancouver Canucks (41-32-8).

TIME: Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT.

The Colorado Avalanche, who will open on the road in the Western Conference quarterfinals, try to build some momentum for the postseason as they head to General Motors Place to take on the Vancouver Canucks.

Colorado has lost eight of its last 14 games and has not posted consecutive victories since a three-game winning streak from March 7-12.

The Avalanche lost 2-0 on Thursday to the Calgary Flames, who clinched the Northwest Division title with the win. Colorado took 23 shots, including nine in the third, but was unable to beat Miikka Kiprusoff. Defenseman Rob Blake had an excellent opportunity from just outside the crease early in the third, but Kiprusoff denied him with a glove save.

"That was a real good save. I tried to shoot to the off side up high and he didn't even make it look hard," said Blake, who did not have a point for the fifth straight game. "He just put his glove out and snagged it. He was tremendous tonight."

The loss leaves the Avalanche in sixth place in the West, two points behind the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and one ahead of the Edmonton Oilers. Colorado closes its season Monday at Edmonton.

"It doesn't matter who you play against really, everybody's so evenly matched," Avalanche captain Joe Sakic said after Thursday's loss.

Vancouver has lost three in a row and was eliminated from the playoffs Thursday in a 5-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks. Todd Bertuzzi had a goal and two assists for Vancouver, which squandered three leads and allowed three third-period goals despite outshooting San Jose 11-9.

"We had leads the last two nights, but I don't know why we can't put any teams away," Canucks left wing Markus Naslund said. "We were in a must-win situation, and we couldn't get it done. It's a very disappointing end to a very disappointing season for us. We gave a good effort, but I don't know if we gave it our all."

Defenseman Ed Jovanovski and Brendan Morrison had the other goals for Vancouver, which will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2000. Morrison's 18 goals are his lowest total since he had 16 in the 2000-01 season. The center will play all 82 games for the sixth straight season.

STANDINGS: Avalanche - 94 points, 2nd place, 8 PB, Northwest Division. Canucks - 90 points, 4th place, 12 PB, Northwest Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Avalanche - Sakic, 31 goals, 54 assists and 85 points; Ian Laperriere, 114 PIM. Canucks - Anson Carter, 32 goals; Henrik Sedin, 56 assists; Naslund, 78 points; Jarkko Ruutu, 142 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Avalanche - Power play: 19.2 percent (89 for 464), 7th in NHL. Penalty killing: 84.2 percent (367 for 436), 6th (tied). Canucks - Power play: 18.5 percent (96 for 518), 10th (tied). Penalty killing: 81.6 percent (412 for 505), 18th (tied).

GOALTENDERS: Avalanche - Jose Theodore (18-15-5, 0 SO, 3.47 GAA); Peter Budaj (14-11-6, 2, 2.86). Canucks - Alex Auld (33-25-6, 0, 2.92); Mika Noronen (1-3-0, 0, 4.15).

SEASON SERIES: Avalanche, 4-2-1.

LAST MEETING: Jan. 28; Canucks, 4-3 (SO). At Denver, Ruutu scored the only goal of the shootout as the Canucks won for the first time in four games at Colorado this season.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Avalanche - 18-19-2 on the road; Canucks - 24-10-6 at home.

Clockwork Orange
04-15-2006, 04:45 PM
Do you think that really is odd? Both of them have the attributes and skills the changes in the game is meant to enhance. Neither had adjustments to make or old habits to break.

Let's hope they always get to play zipping through the neutral zone, catching perfect two line passes.

You've got a point there. Chalk one up for the "new NHL."

By the way, Joe Thornton has two assists thus far in the Sharks/Ducks game and Jonathon Cheechoo has a pair of goals. That means that Thornton is currently the NHL scoring leader and Cheechoo is the NHL goal leader.

In short, Thornton = MVP.

Tredici
04-15-2006, 05:00 PM
C'mon CO where is your spirit of East Coast bias?

Tsk Tsk

Clockwork Orange
04-15-2006, 05:10 PM
C'mon CO where is your spirit of East Coast bias?

Tsk Tsk

I know, I know. The media has made it very clear how important it is for the league that the NY market be kept happy.

Bronx33
04-15-2006, 05:19 PM
You've got a point there. Chalk one up for the "new NHL."

By the way, Joe Thornton has two assists thus far in the Sharks/Ducks game and Jonathon Cheechoo has a pair of goals. That means that Thornton is currently the NHL scoring leader and Cheechoo is the NHL goal leader.

In short, Thornton = MVP.


WORST TRADE IN BOSTONS HISTORY...NHL HISTORY MAYBE.

Jori
04-15-2006, 06:08 PM
San Jose wins 6-3; clinches the fifth seed. With a win tonight, the Avs can tie the Ducks in points, but would be the sixth seed due to having more wins.

Cheechoo now has 56 goals, two more then Jagr.

Clockwork Orange
04-15-2006, 06:15 PM
WORST TRADE IN BOSTONS HISTORY...NHL HISTORY MAYBE.

I think it'll rank up there with the worst in Boston history, but I don't think anything will top this one......

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/images/ruth_babe_4.jpg

phillybroncosnut
04-15-2006, 06:19 PM
Thank god. Anybody but Jagr. Someone shut Jagr out today but I can't think of which team it was.

phillybroncosnut
04-15-2006, 06:20 PM
I think it'll rank up there with the worst in Boston history, but I don't think anything will top this one......

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/images/ruth_babe_4.jpg


Someone here might brong up the Lindros for 15 million and a handful of players like Mike Ricci, Chris Simon and a guy named Forsberg or somthing. However, you hit the ultimate bozo trade of all time CO.

Ray Finkle
04-15-2006, 06:38 PM
Thank god. Anybody but Jagr. Someone shut Jagr out today but I can't think of which team it was.


Why I oughta....

Clockwork Orange
04-15-2006, 07:55 PM
Ovechkin scores his 51st in the 2nd period against Florida.

Bronx33
04-15-2006, 07:55 PM
I just asked the coach why breezblah keeps getting major ice time when he stinks (let's see if he answers)

askthecoach@altitude.tv

Jori
04-15-2006, 09:10 PM
Tampa Bay's overtime win eliminates the Toronto Maple Leafs from playoff contention.

Bronx33
04-15-2006, 10:36 PM
2-1 nucks......avs playing like garbage.



Carry on!

Clockwork Orange
04-15-2006, 11:30 PM
Avs get a point which means that they now can finish no worse than 7th.

Whew.

Bronx33
04-15-2006, 11:43 PM
Avs get a point which means that they now can finish no worse than 7th.

Whew.


We suck.

Clockwork Orange
04-15-2006, 11:49 PM
We suck.

Perhaps, but we won't be seeing Detroit in round one and that's a very good thing.

Jori
04-15-2006, 11:51 PM
I certainly don't like that the Avs have basically been a .500 team since the trade deadline. I'm happy they avoided Detroit as I think the Red Wings would have embarassed them badly. However, I can't see them getting by Dallas or Calgary; not with this defense.

It doesn't matter if Svatos and Konowalchuk are healthy and if Theodore is finally comfortable, this team wont win next year unless they make some changes on the blue line.

Clockwork Orange
04-16-2006, 12:04 AM
It doesn't matter if Svatos and Konowalchuk are healthy and if Theodore is finally comfortable, this team wont win next year unless they make some changes on the blue line.

With the amount of quality forward prospects in the system, I would think that bulk of the Avs free agent dollars will be earmarked for an upgrade or two on defense.

Bronco X
04-16-2006, 12:08 AM
It doesn't matter if Svatos and Konowalchuk are healthy and if Theodore is finally comfortable, this team wont win next year unless they make some changes on the blue line.

That's pretty clear. Lacroix's going to have to address that. He needs to be aggressive and go after Chara or Redden. They may not have enough cap space, but that didn't stop Philly from signing Forsberg. They got their guy and figured out how to clear salary later.

Bronx33
04-16-2006, 12:19 AM
Perhaps, but we won't be seeing Detroit in round one and that's a very good thing.

I really don't think it matters who we face, this team at it's current level is going nowhere in the playoffs pending a gift from god himself.

Bronx33
04-16-2006, 12:49 AM
Cool...

http://www.therocketmovie.com/site.html

Smiling Assassin27
04-16-2006, 08:54 AM
That's pretty clear. Lacroix's going to have to address that. He needs to be aggressive and go after Chara or Redden. They may not have enough cap space, but that didn't stop Philly from signing Forsberg. They got their guy and figured out how to clear salary later.

nobody's looking at the coaching and they should be. Q is soft and his record speaks for itself. he had some formidable teams in St. Louis and folded like a paper plane when the hardware was up for grabs.

sorry we won't be seeing the avs coming to Hockeytown in round one since matching up with Edmonton will be a much tougher test, especially with the travel.

Happy Easter

Tredici
04-16-2006, 09:10 AM
nobody's looking at the coaching and they should be. Q is soft and his record speaks for itself. he had some formidable teams in St. Louis and folded like a paper plane when the hardware was up for grabs.

sorry we won't be seeing the avs coming to Hockeytown in round one since matching up with Edmonton will be a much tougher test, especially with the travel.

Happy Easter

Where do you think Q came from in the first place?

Jori
04-16-2006, 03:25 PM
Saw this of the Fanhome boards:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v141/Happy1958/bert1.jpg
LOL

Here are some others:

http://mb3.scout.com/fcalgaryflamesfrm1.showMessage?topicID=3400.topic

Mogulseeker
04-16-2006, 03:51 PM
Cool...

http://www.therocketmovie.com/site.html

How come I havent heard of this one until now?

****ing Jacksonville and their complete lack of any cultural sophistication. Might as well name this town Redneckville

SJ Bronco
04-16-2006, 06:13 PM
YO! Playoff time, time to check in for the resident sharks fan!!! Howz it ben going guys! Im gonna peek back and check out the thread some...

SJ Bronco
04-16-2006, 06:16 PM
WORST TRADE IN BOSTONS HISTORY...NHL HISTORY MAYBE.
I dunno, I thought it was great, but Im a bit tainted...:rofl:

Worst to fith since Dec, not bad...

Breck Bronc
04-16-2006, 11:20 PM
I just got back in town from Calgary. I was not too happy to see the Avs get shut out by Kipper, but the rest of my trip was a blast.

Since the calendar turned to 2006 I went to Invesco to see the Broncos lose the AFC Championship game against Pittsburgh, DU hockey went 0-4 in the games I attended, including that horrible season-ending Sunday loss to Minnesota St., and the Avs went 0-4 in games I went to. I have first round playoff tickets and will give them away since I'm officially a jinx.

I did see the Colorado Mammoth beat the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night, so I'm not sure if that counts as breaking my jinx. I'm not going to test it, though.

Mtbrncofn
04-17-2006, 10:22 AM
Saw this of the Fanhome boards:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v141/Happy1958/bert1.jpg
LOL

Here are some others:

http://mb3.scout.com/fcalgaryflamesfrm1.showMessage?topicID=3400.topic


Hilarious!

Mtbrncofn
04-17-2006, 10:25 AM
I just got back in town from Calgary. I was not too happy to see the Avs get shut out by Kipper, but the rest of my trip was a blast.

Since the calendar turned to 2006 I went to Invesco to see the Broncos lose the AFC Championship game against Pittsburgh, DU hockey went 0-4 in the games I attended, including that horrible season-ending Sunday loss to Minnesota St., and the Avs went 0-4 in games I went to. I have first round playoff tickets and will give them away since I'm officially a jinx.

I did see the Colorado Mammoth beat the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night, so I'm not sure if that counts as breaking my jinx. I'm not going to test it, though.
So how did their arena compare to others, Breck? Did you have to sit in one of those cheesy wooden seats? And how'd you like that flame thing shooting out when they scored? I do think it's cool, but man it sucks to see it happen!

Smiling Assassin27
04-17-2006, 11:07 AM
Where do you think Q came from in the first place?

As i recall, Q's only NHL head coaching experience was with STL. He was an assistant for the Diques/Avs, before that, no? At any rate, the guy's just another mid-grade coach, IMO.

24champ
04-17-2006, 12:01 PM
YO! Playoff time, time to check in for the resident sharks fan!!! Howz it ben going guys! Im gonna peek back and check out the thread some...
LOL yeah go ahead......its ok to take the paper bag off your head now....

JK seriously think the sharks are going to contend for the title because they just shredded the ducks the other night.

broncocalijohn
04-17-2006, 02:43 PM
YO! Playoff time, time to check in for the resident sharks fan!!! Howz it ben going guys! Im gonna peek back and check out the thread some...
after the thrashing of my ducks, i am now afraid of Thorton and the Sharks. Ducks had a horrible road trip and i think ust play good tonight to get that great momentum back. Ducks vs Calgary is looking more like it now.

24champ
04-17-2006, 04:41 PM
after the thrashing of my ducks, i am now afraid of Thorton and the Sharks. Ducks had a horrible road trip and i think ust play good tonight to get that great momentum back. Ducks vs Calgary is looking more like it now.
Dammit, hoping the ducks would get a quick exit from the playoffs, if they play a canadian team then I would hope the Ducks win and get blown out in the second round.Ha!

Mtbrncofn
04-17-2006, 05:11 PM
after the thrashing of my ducks, i am now afraid of Thorton and the Sharks. Ducks had a horrible road trip and i think ust play good tonight to get that great momentum back. Ducks vs Calgary is looking more like it now.

You should have started being scared long ago. The Sharks are scary.

Tredici
04-17-2006, 05:35 PM
You should have started being scared long ago. The Sharks are scary.

Especially since they pick up "fans" at playoff time...

:thumbs:

Pendejo
04-17-2006, 05:56 PM
Especially since they pick up "fans" at playoff time...

:thumbs:

Right.

I wonder if they'll be allowed to piggyback ride the opposing players up and down the ice this post season.

Jori
04-17-2006, 06:45 PM
Right.

I wonder if they'll be allowed to piggyback ride the opposing players up and down the ice this post season.
I think Forsberg's back is still sore.

Clockwork Orange
04-17-2006, 06:47 PM
Especially since they pick up "fans" at playoff time...

:thumbs:

They're pretty adept at making it sound that way anyway. :~ohyah!:

SoCalBronco
04-17-2006, 07:26 PM
Crosby with an assist at the end of the first period. 2 points away from 100. PIT 2 NYI 0.

Ive conceded the draft positioning crown to St. Louis.

SoCalBronco
04-17-2006, 08:07 PM
Crosby with a great pass between his legs to Surovy for a goal.

99 points on the year.

Just 1 more to go!!!

SoCalBronco
04-17-2006, 08:10 PM
SID HITS 100!!!

Just a few seconds after the assists on the Surovy goal a great pass to Malone for the goal.

3 assists on the night with a period to go.

WOO HOO!!! The crowd is going wild at the Mellon.

Youngest player ever to hit the century mark.

ludo21
04-17-2006, 08:12 PM
Congrats to Crosby.

The NHL has 2 GREAT ones in him and OVechken!

Tredici
04-17-2006, 08:27 PM
And Svatos.

Just sayin....

Boogerboots
04-17-2006, 09:37 PM
Awwwww.. is po' widdle Cwawfowd gonna get that Toronto gig now? Is Tawd gonna head south and be comforted by Bwian?

Crawford used to have Maple Loaf connections as he used to be head coach of their farm team in the AHL in the early 90's. If the Canucks dismantle the team and ditch GM, coach and Naslund/Bert, Toronto could be the likely destination of Crawford and perhaps some of the big name players to boot.

Jori
04-17-2006, 10:23 PM
Western Conference playoff matchups are set:

(1) Detroit Red Wings versus (8) Edmonton Oilers
(2) Dallas Stars versus (7) Colorado Avalanche
(3) Calgary Flames versus (6) Anaheim Mighty Ducks
(4) Nashville Predators versus (5) San Jose Sharks