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Post by mister d » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:30 pm

Corsica has the xGA at 4.24 for TB, so Grubauer did indeed overperform (probably especially given that he's a backup?). I really like the xG / xGA stuff.
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Post by rass » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:47 pm

Gonna be a shitty afternoon. Any baseball fans currently, somewhere in their heads, rooting against their team this fall?
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Post by sancarlos » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:58 pm

Hard time so far figuring things out. No consistency across the league really. Although, one thing Ive decided is that Toronto is going to have a good offense.

I'm worried about my Sharks. 0-2 and didn't look good in either game.

Regarding the JT Brown thing, it has to be tough for him, considering a protest in such a lily white league as the NHL, based at a team in the deep south. Joel Ward of the Sharks also publicly mused about kneeling, but ultimately said he isn't going to do it.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:16 pm

I was disappointed at the Caps game v. Montreal, they kept playing Land Down Under for Nathan Walker. Sure it was the first NHL game for an Aussie and first goal, but couldn't the Caps have rigged up an Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oy, Oy, Oy.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:39 pm

sancarlos wrote:Regarding the JT Brown thing, it has to be tough for him, considering a protest in such a lily white league as the NHL, based at a team in the deep south. Joel Ward of the Sharks also publicly mused about kneeling, but ultimately said he isn't going to do it.


Devante Smith-Pelly has support for whatever he decides with the Caps. However, he is from Ontario. Is taking a knee for the US National Anthem the right thing to do when you are Canadian? Seth and Caleb Jones may be a more interesting take.

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Post by brian » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:40 pm

I was just going to say -- that's the thing, right. I don't know what the percentage of black players who are Canadian is, but it's gotta be around 80 percent? How many of the 20-25 (I think that's about right?) black players in the NHL are American?
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Post by brian » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:12 pm

Might not win too many games at first but going to be tough to beat the pregame atmosphere at VGK games.
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Post by brian » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:12 pm

Playoffs in 1, Cup in 1.
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:06 am

This thing they did with the people in the medical and security field was super cool. Kinda dusty in here.
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Post by brian » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:51 am

BSF21 wrote:This thing they did with the people in the medical and security field was super cool. Kinda dusty in here.


Yeah I mentioned this on Facebook, but the cheers were louder for the nurses and doctors and EMTs and cops than they were for the players (excepting maybe Neal and Fleury).

It goes without saying that it sucks that they had to do it, especially for the first game in franchise history, but it really was a perfect way to handle honoring the victims and trying to acknowledge the way the community came together. And then to just destroy the Coyotes for the first 10 minutes and go up 4-0 was such a release.

Despite my joking to the contrary, no one really expects this team to make the playoffs so I looked at it as the team having two playoffs games this year -- the season opener on Friday and last night so it was a relief and a joy to win them both.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:51 pm

Colorado is 3-1 and Vegas is 3-0. Bizarro world.
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Post by degenerasian » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:08 pm

sancarlos wrote:Colorado is 3-1 and Vegas is 3-0. Bizarro world.


New Jersey is 3-0 too!
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Post by mister d » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:21 pm

I’ll take it until a specific coaching change happens.
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:24 am

Flames are 3-1! After a wild one against the Kings
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Post by brian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:52 pm

Oh snap.

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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:18 pm

brian wrote:Oh snap.



Curious if you're all in on the Knights now, or torn, or something else in between.
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Post by brian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:31 pm

75 percent VGK, 25 percent Red Wings. Wearing black and gold tonight.
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Post by brian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:13 pm

Vegas ain’t gonna be an easy out for another this year I don’t think.
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Post by brian » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:42 pm

The Knights are 4-1, just as everyone predicted.
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Post by sancarlos » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:15 pm

brian wrote:The Knights are 4-1, just as everyone predicted.

And, tonight the backup goalie gets his first ever NHL win by holding his former team to one goal. Amazing.
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mister d wrote:I’ll take it until a specific coaching change happens.
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Post by rass » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:56 am

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Post by degenerasian » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:43 am

and quickly deleted it.

Social media is quite unbearable this morning with racist shit. Lots of people are going to get outed and hopefully lose their jobs.

The election was pretty close. Nenshi got 51% while his opponent Smith got 44%. Smith was really an corporate shill/empty suit who bumbled his entire campaign and still got close.

It will be interesting how the Flames proceed after the disaster last month. It's up to them to go back to the table.
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Post by rass » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:49 pm

I liked the part where Henrik didn't even know the puck went in until he saw Crosby celebrating.
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Post by mister d » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:37 pm

Dear Rass,

Fuck off. Your whole team wants to apolitically kiss Donald Trump on his gross mouth one after another. Fuck you.

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Post by sancarlos » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:03 pm

Has the Vigneault death watch commenced yet?
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Post by brian » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:56 pm

Christ, the Golden Knights are one period* away from being 6-0, you guys.

* With the starting goalie probably being concussed.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:25 am

brian wrote:Christ, the Golden Knights are one period* away from being 6-0, you guys.

* With the starting goalie probably being concussed.

Yeah, that must be fun for you guys in LV. Amazing story.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:00 am

Nearly a sixth of the way to the season points over already.
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Post by rass » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:52 am

mister d wrote:I guess the counter argument is obvious too, but I'm curious where people fall on ethics vs proprietary advantages. I assume I know how the vote would go here, but I wonder how sports fans in general would react if they found out some ethically bankrupt team, lets say the Pittsburgh Penguins, have been sitting on data or technology for the last two seasons that could have prevented dozens of concussions.


Not the concussion Holy Grail, but a timely enough article on how the Pens are one of just two teams (CHI) to have team doctor travel with the team.
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Post by Sabo » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:42 pm

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Post by sancarlos » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:23 pm

Will Butcher might stick!

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Post by brian » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:06 am

More history.

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Post by rass » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:40 pm

If you're in Canada or Pittsburgh tonight (or have Center/re Ice), you get to see EDM/PIT. NBCSN will be showing DET/BUF for everyone else (and will be featuring BUF again tomorrow on Rivalry Night, against the BJs).
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Post by sancarlos » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:51 pm

rass wrote:If you're in Canada or Pittsburgh tonight (or have Center/re Ice), you get to see EDM/PIT. NBCSN will be showing DET/BUF for everyone else (and will be featuring BUF again tomorrow on Rivalry Night, against the BJs).

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:52 pm

brian wrote:More history.



It took the Sharks 26 games to win 6.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by sancarlos » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:55 pm

Those first two years of Sharks hockey were painful. Lots of 8-1 losses. We had Doug Wilson, Pat Falloon and Link Gaetz at the Palace of Cows, though!
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Post by brian » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:57 pm

Ottawa won 10 games its entire first season. Vegas might get that by Veterans Day.
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