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Title: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on November 16, 2018, 12:20:38 PM
Hey Wringer - are you going to the Stars vs Bruins game tonight?


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on November 16, 2018, 08:08:07 PM
3rd period and still 0-0.

This game is killing me!

Wringer!!!!!!!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on November 16, 2018, 11:23:36 PM
Stars Win in overtime.  :)


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on November 19, 2018, 07:31:54 AM
At least three Flyers have Gritty. ;D


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on November 19, 2018, 10:55:48 AM
yea...i was there.  some bad penalties...slashing on Brad and 10min misconduct for waving the white towel?????...but a good win for you guys.



Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on November 19, 2018, 10:56:46 AM
besides the outcome i thought it was a great game.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on November 19, 2018, 05:58:55 PM
besides the outcome i thought it was a great game.

I thought it was a great game too.  Weíll make a Stars fan out of you yet!   :D


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on November 20, 2018, 10:40:18 AM
The Stars have been my 2nd team since you "stole" Tyler away from us.



Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on November 20, 2018, 10:58:53 AM
The Stars have been my 2nd team since you "stole" Tyler away from us.



 :D


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on March 20, 2019, 08:28:43 AM
good win for the stars last night...hopefully they can hold onto the wildcard or advance


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on March 20, 2019, 09:16:38 AM
good win for the stars last night...hopefully they can hold onto the wildcard or advance

Yeah that was a great game.  Amazes me how we beat teams we shouldn't be able to and lose to ones we should easily beat.  We need to play like that more consistently if we want to win in the playoffs.

How are the Bruins doing?  I haven't looked yet.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on March 20, 2019, 10:37:27 AM
they had a nice shutout (5-0) against the Ilanders last night and are current in 2nd place in the East with 97pts (same as 1st place Calgary in west) ...behind Tampa's 116 and ahead on 3rd place Caps at 93.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on March 20, 2019, 06:38:59 PM
Flyers are 6 points behind 2nd wildcard!

Ugh, this team. Stupid Paul Holmgrem.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on March 20, 2019, 07:22:33 PM
they had a nice shutout (5-0) against the Ilanders last night and are current in 2nd place in the East with 97pts (same as 1st place Calgary in west) ...behind Tampa's 116 and ahead on 3rd place Caps at 93.

That's good - sounds like you have the tougher conference this year.  Hmmm or easier depending on your perspective.


Flyers are 6 points behind 2nd wildcard!

Ugh, this team. Stupid Paul Holmgrem.

Ouch - Sorry Jimmy!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 02, 2019, 05:22:19 PM
Jimmy

Iím at the Stars vs Flyers game at this very moment!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on April 03, 2019, 08:01:41 AM
Go Stars!

Would rather just draft better right now. 😁


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 03, 2019, 01:40:29 PM
We clinched the playoffs and looked pretty good last night.  Fingers crossed we can keep it up.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on April 14, 2019, 08:48:04 AM
OT loss Jeff! Damn! Also, that other win was the first in, what, 10 years? (I'm just projecting, I dind't look it up at all!)


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 14, 2019, 07:57:48 PM
OT loss Jeff! Damn! Also, that other win was the first in, what, 10 years? (I'm just projecting, I dind't look it up at all!)

Thankfully I was already drinking heavily Saturday night.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 15, 2019, 05:18:04 PM
Aaaaaannnnnnnddddd......

I have playoff tickets!  I'm about to head out to my first playoff game here at home.  Love it that my office is about 5 blocks from the stadium.  It will only take me 10 minutes to get there.

Round 1 Game 3

Go Stars!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on April 16, 2019, 06:43:09 AM
That's awesome to go!

I'm sorry they lost. The Preds were always a bit of a secondary favorite team for me. A brutal hard hitting team! But I'm not behind them much. Sorry the Stars are down 2-1 now.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Perry on April 16, 2019, 07:08:08 AM
Yeah, that sucks going to a home game and your boys lose. Sorry man  :-[ But hey, they still in it at least.

And I have been out of hockey so long it took my pain management doctor talking about it to even know the Islanders were good again.
 :D
He had said he had been watching the playoffs, I told him I use to be an Islanders fan (back when the Sutter brothers were there) and he said he was one as well and that he was going to go to one of the games at ... whatever center he use to go to when he lived in Jersey ... and see a playoff game.
Not sure if he went to it already, hope so as they are winning ... I guess.  :D

One thing I still hate about most league's playoffs (other than NFL) ... you almost can't not make the playoffs  :D Always seems like over half of the teams get in.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on April 16, 2019, 10:41:47 AM
i feel ya Jeff...my Bruins lost last night too.  They had such a good game 2 that 3 looks like amatures.  i blame no extra travel day.  they gave both the Stars and Bs an extra day between games 1 & 2 but not after travel.

loving the ilanders kicking (so far) the Penquins butts.  tons of respect for the Pens but love to see them loose (similar to rest of US hating my Pats :) ).

Also loving the Lightning being shut out so far.  Best team in the regular season cut low by a wildcard team


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 16, 2019, 01:52:35 PM
As disappointing as the loss was I will say going to a playoff game is a whole different level of experience.  The whole place was electrified.  Didn't hurt that the bartender we've been going to for the past three years between periods gave us all a free round of drinks at the start.

I'm going again on Wednesday so hopefully we can tie it up before going back to Nashville.  My best friend from child hood lives in Nashville now and is a Predator's fan.  We've had some fun back and forth over this series.

I agree with Wringer on the other games.  Been a lot of fun to watch.  I'm also rooting for the Cane's to beat the Capitals but that's not looking very likely.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on April 16, 2019, 03:50:46 PM
there is nothing like playoff hockey.  everything just gets set to 11.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 16, 2019, 07:35:58 PM
The Islanders and the Blue Jackets both swept their rounds and are heading to the second round.

Islanders - I can't believe they made an empty net goal from the face off.

Blue Jackets - I can't believe the Wild Card team knocked off the #1 team in the League.  And crushed them while doing so.  Wow.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Perry on April 17, 2019, 02:23:35 AM
GO ISLANDERS!!!!

I knew they could not only win, but sweep the series. I have been saying for months, being the hardcore fan that I am, that I know that team like the back of a strangers hand.
 :D

If they get past the next round, will that be enough to get me back into hockey? Are hockey games even televised here anymore? I honestly have not seen anything NHL related advertised here for at least 4 or 5 years, and I flip through a shit load of stations.
 ;D
Plus I found out a couple days ago that my Admirals, the local hockey team that was once in the AHL and farm team to Anaheim Ducks, are no longer in that league as the Ducks dropped us for San Diego ... way back in 2015!  ;D Yeah, I am out of the loop.
Now the Admirals linger in the ECHL where in the last three years we have, apparently, finished 7th, 6th and 6th out of 7 teams in our conference  :D Averaging a whopping 214 goals for and a hefty 272 goals against during that time period.
 ;D
I did really enjoy going to their games back in the day. Cheap night out, with expensive beer and only about 15 down the road. Not sure why I stopped going. Must have been that beer pricing.
 :D

Edit - doing a little research, I see that Jeff also has an ECHL not too far from him, don't ya buddy? I mean, not right down the street by any means, but still
 :D


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on April 17, 2019, 12:10:10 PM
If they get past the next round, will that be enough to get me back into hockey? Are hockey games even televised here anymore? I honestly have not seen anything NHL related advertised here for at least 4 or 5 years, and I flip through a shit load of stations.
 ;D

All games are televised....typically 3 or 4 games per day for round 1 on NBC affiliate.
most games are on NBCSN, CNBC and/or USA during the week with a couple of weekend games going to NBC

they've got the NHL contract about 8yrs or so ago from ABC/ESPN

ever since, ESPN rarely acknowledges that Hockey even exists


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on April 17, 2019, 06:03:25 PM
F**k ESPN and their lack of hockey coverage. Call yourself a sports network? Then show all the sports! Shows about fantasy fakkin' football, but not Hockey? PIss off you shitbag channel.

I say that every year, going back, oh, I dunno, 20 years.

That said, PLAYOFF HOCKEY!!!

Hell YEAH Islanders killing the Pens! Suck it Crosby, you crybaby b!tc#, without a single goal in 4 games. HA! (okay, yeah the bastard has 3 Cups already, but whatever, it's this year now!!!)

And holy CRAP, can Torterella's teams play out of their mind in the playoffs still! Love seeing Bobrovsky being great, especially since my Flyers essentially ran him out of town because they are a)morons, and b) idiots. But destroying the 'best' team in the NHL in 4 games? Like it was nothing? WOW!!!

And I'm a bit of a Caps fan; Ovechkin plays hockey the way I want to see hockey played. And with so many of the same, or similar type guys around him, I'm a fan of the team too. Love that he got the monkey off his back last year. How about back to back?

Bruins...way to climb back to great respectability! I don't have a finger on them, so I'm not sure how hot they are right now, but I do know they are playing well at the right time here.

And I thought Calgary was really good? Down 2-1 to the AValanche? By the way, THE AVALANCHE are in the playoffs again? What is this, 1997? (if I"m way off about this team, sorry, I'm more an Eastern Conference kinda guy ;D

I love this first and second round; games on nearly nightly for 2 and a half weeks! Watching the tempers flare, the increased pace and sometimes desperation of play; nothing like it!!!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on April 18, 2019, 11:36:13 AM
Nothing lick Playoff Hockey....NOTHING

Great wins for the Stars and the Bs...very happy both series are now tied.

Totally Agree....FU(K ESPN

As for the Avalanch...close, 1996 was thier 1st, with the great Patrick Roy and probably one of the best defencemen to every play the game, Ray Bourque (Traded from the Bruins the yr before after 20yrs so he could get a Cup because Harry Sinden had no desire to give the Bs anything to win)


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on April 18, 2019, 06:31:23 PM
Jeff, were you just at that last game with the 5 goal win? That must have been CRAZY HUGE IN THAT PLACE!!!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 18, 2019, 07:05:52 PM
Jeff, were you just at that last game with the 5 goal win? That must have been CRAZY HUGE IN THAT PLACE!!!

I was right behind the visitor goal for all of that - Row 13.  I can honestly say it was the greatest hockey game I've ever been to.  The Stars were on fire and the crowd was electrified.  I think the building was shaking.  Where has THAT Stars team been all year? ? ? ?


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on April 23, 2019, 07:31:16 PM
I didn't even realize that they won the series 4-2!! ON to more hockey!!

Bruins looked great their last 2 games.

I believe the Caps will convincingly so show a win at home for game 7.

Sharks and Knights right now? Man,...I don't know. I always felt like the Sharks were like the 'San Diego' Chargers-great in the regular season, but you could always count on them losing in the playoffs no matter what.

I'm wondering how the Islanders will be in the second series.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 23, 2019, 08:03:12 PM
Yes, it was so nerve racking going into overtime.  I hate overtime!

Bruins wrap up their series.

If the Cane's could squeak out a win against the Cap's that would mean that all 4 #1 teams would be knocked out in the first round.  How crazy would that be?

I think the Knights can pull off a win in San Jose.  They're up 1-0 at end of the 1st.  I'm going to bed so I'll see how it ended up tomorrow.   ;D


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on April 24, 2019, 06:14:58 AM
So, we see how that Knights prediction went! :o :D


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 24, 2019, 07:12:16 AM
Whoa!  How did that happen?!?!?!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on April 24, 2019, 10:56:15 AM
gotta love OT...anything can happen.

Now if the Caps can loose tonight then all 4 top seated teams are out

The Bs won nicely last night though the 2nd period was shaky at best.  Round 2 bring us the BlueJackets...this will be a 1st as the Bs have never face the Jackets in the playoffs which makes sense since they have never gotten out of round 1.  Season history was pretty even and i am definately a little concern with a team that could dismantle the Lightning like they did but i'm also hoping that was more of a fluke.  either way it should be a fun series

And my Western conference Team (The Stars) are on their way to face the Blues (my 2nd WCT) which should be a lot of fun.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 24, 2019, 08:50:50 PM
gotta love OT...anything can happen.

Now if the Caps can loose tonight then all 4 top seated teams are out

And just like that.  All four top seated teams are out!  Double overtime.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on April 25, 2019, 06:23:47 AM
Man, the Caps looked done in. Nothing in their tanks whatsoever.
Too many games, had the long Cup season last year, lost a huge player in Oshie; call them warm bread because they are toasted!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2019, 03:07:52 PM
Man, the Caps looked done in. Nothing in their tanks whatsoever.
Too many games, had the long Cup season last year, lost a huge player in Oshie; call them warm bread because they are toasted!

I think they lost their coach to another team as well.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on April 25, 2019, 07:41:57 PM
Exactly; Trotz was on the bench just 15 feet down from the Caps as the Islanders coach!!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Perry on April 26, 2019, 03:04:39 AM
I am shocked that there will soon bw 32 teams in the NHL  :o :o :o

Last time I actively watched hockey, there were 21 or 22 teams, and that was with the latest expansion of ... the Sharks ... I think?

I will say that I have always thought the NHL playoffs were a joke. It just seemed like if you had a hockey stick and you knew what a puck was you made the playoffs, especially back in the 80s/90's when I was watching. There were 21 teams and 16 made the playoffs? Over 72%? COME ON!!!

I guess it is a lot better now. Don't get me wrong, it is still high with over 50% of the teams making the playoffs (soon to be a well rounded half and half  ;D), but I get why. The sport, although crazy popular in Canada, I am sure, is not on the lips of most Americans (I had know idea there were not still 22 teams for example  ;D) and having a lot of your teams make the playoffs gives the fans (and owners) more to root for.

That said, sorry for your game one loss, Jeff. Still plenty of time. And with the team you have ... not a problem
(Like I know what I am talking about?)
 :)


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on May 02, 2019, 10:52:45 AM
good win for the Stars last night to even things up.  Now i need my Bruins to do the same tonight.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2019, 02:32:39 PM
good win for the Stars last night to even things up.  Now i need my Bruins to do the same tonight.

Good luck to them, Wringer.  This has been a great playoff season.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on May 02, 2019, 07:25:37 PM
Good games keep rolling through!

But apparently the Islanders spent all their playoff mojo in one series. Or the Canes are THAT good!!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on May 05, 2019, 02:29:20 PM
Oh Jeff, those 2 goals. Damn that just ruined the game.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on May 06, 2019, 07:28:34 AM
Oh Jeff, those 2 goals. Damn that just ruined the game.

I got so mad left the game. I never do that.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on May 06, 2019, 07:48:41 AM
Like there is nothing to say he's hurt today in the news, so ok. But take a little more time with the athletic trainer before resuming play. He was not prepared for the the next goal, and that times any chance to avoid a road game 7.

This was actually the first Stars action I've seen... And I won't lie.. They didn't look good in the second period, when I came in to watch. Am I off base with that thought?


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on May 06, 2019, 12:46:19 PM
They normally look sloppy in the 2nd, IMO.  They tend to pull it out in the third which, of course, makes me crazy.  Usually a strong 1st and 3rd is how we win it.  When we do lose, I'm used to it being only a 1 or 2 point loss.  4-1 was just horrible for us.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on May 08, 2019, 03:59:41 AM
An amazing goalie performance wasted by his team's shitty response to the opposition. Sorry Jeff.

And then the damn goal was just from unlucky bounces and hops too!  I know the Stars fought and clawed to make the playoffs, so here's to hoping that really builds for next year!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on May 08, 2019, 04:59:15 AM
An amazing goalie performance wasted by his team's shitty response to the opposition. Sorry Jeff.

And then the damn goal was just from unlucky bounces and hops too!  I know the Stars fought and clawed to make the playoffs, so here's to hoping that really builds for next year!

The Goalie canít carry the whole team, agreed. So bummed.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on May 08, 2019, 08:38:21 AM
the 2nd and 3rd were abysmal!  i think the Stars had a total of 5 shots over 40mins of play!

they played much better in OT but to little to late, the Blues were bound to get past Bishop based on volume alone.

Good season cut short as i was hoping for a Stars v Bs Final.



Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on May 08, 2019, 05:05:14 PM
the 2nd and 3rd were abysmal!  i think the Stars had a total of 5 shots over 40mins of play!

they played much better in OT but to little to late, the Blues were bound to get past Bishop based on volume alone.

Good season cut short as i was hoping for a Stars v Bs Final.



That would have been awesome!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on May 10, 2019, 09:34:33 AM
the Bs looked like the Stars for a good chunk of the 1st and most of the 2nds.  Came alive with like 8mins left and never looked back.

Couple of stupid penalties by the caines gave the Bs the change to really jump in and do some damage.  once done they commanded the 3rd on to a 5-2 win.

I need the 2nd half team to show up for the remained of this series


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on May 10, 2019, 12:19:12 PM
Looks like your the only one of us left in it.  Go Bruins!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on May 16, 2019, 08:29:40 PM
Go Bruins!  They got hot at the best time possible!!!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on May 17, 2019, 12:20:29 PM
Nice one for the Bruin's.  Wringer, are you excited or nervous?


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on May 20, 2019, 09:38:34 AM
a little of both.  I feel the Bs have a good chance but nervous about the long wait until next Monday.  they played almost every other day through the first rounds and were really in sync. But then again 10 days off can fix a lot of bumps/bruises.

Either way i am looking forward to it.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jeff on May 21, 2019, 07:40:56 PM
Ugh.

I hope your team crushes them, Wringer.


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Wringer on May 22, 2019, 10:31:45 AM
me too.

The last time the Blues made it to the Cup finals they were beaten 4-0 by the Bruins with one of the most famous goals in Hockey
(https://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y34/Wringer2112/orr5.jpg)


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on June 07, 2019, 05:19:43 PM
Damn I love hockey.

Man, I kinda hope this runs to 7.

I kinda hope the Blues win it; they've never been winners, and sometimes, without a true horse in the race, I love the underdog finally claiming their storybook ending!


Title: Re: NHL 2018/2019 - Hockey!
Post by: Jimmy T on June 18, 2019, 07:42:38 PM
Sorry Wringer, but man, what an owning of game 7! Grats to the Blues for their first ever championship! And MAN, did the heart of every Bruin just look ripped out!!

(also, cool for the Toronto Raptors also winning their first ever NBA championship! I love seeing teams get their firsts...as long as it isn't over my Packers!! ie, great year for the Eagles! Then...Stupid Falcons! And Yeesh, Rams, you did bad! and Dammit Red Sox, how were you that great?!)