2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Post by BSF21 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:07 pm

I was still pulling for "Rain City Bitch Pigeons" but here we are.
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Maybe I need to get used to it, but it just all seems so...AHL-ish.
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I wasn't even that excited about Knights myself but like BSF said once they've gotten onto the ice and we see what the fans can do with it, it'll probably start to grow on me. I feel like teal is just a little too clever for Seattle though. Maybe I'm being too rough, but it seems like they decided to take elements from the Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders and just kind of mashed it all together in a blender.
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Post by Giff » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:08 pm

As a fan of a team with the dumbest mascot in a sports, I like it.
Muh.

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Post by BSF21 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:09 pm

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I mean come on. It's perfection.
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:11 pm

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As a fan of a team with the dumbest mascot in a sports, I like it.
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Post by Giff » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:12 pm

Si. They should have gone with Apollos.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:28 pm

Good article about how the process for picking the name, colors, etc: How Seattle's NHL team became the Kraken

The lengths they went through to not let it leak are pretty intense.

And there's already these local things...Fremont Brewing Sky Kraken Hazy Pale.

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And a bar:

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And this is a fairly regular thing to see out sailing:

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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:32 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:08 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:04 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:38 am
Maybe I need to get used to it, but it just all seems so...AHL-ish.
Chippewaaaaaaaahhh
I wasn't even that excited about Knights myself but like BSF said once they've gotten onto the ice and we see what the fans can do with it, it'll probably start to grow on me. I feel like teal is just a little too clever for Seattle though. Maybe I'm being too rough, but it seems like they decided to take elements from the Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders and just kind of mashed it all together in a blender.
I really just liked the ability to turn your team's mascot into a whine. I'm sure no one's ever thought of that before.
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Post by mister d » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:35 pm

Giff wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:08 pm
As a fan of a team with the dumbest mascot in a sports, I like it.
Houston Housties would be worse.
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Post by Ryan » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:36 pm

Like the Phillies
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Gritty helping out...


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Post by brian » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:01 pm

Not to change the subject back to...the playoffs, but I wasn't aware of this and it's of minor interest, but Marc-Andre Fleury will have the longest consecutive playoff streak in the four major sports if the NHL playoffs get going (14 years). Though that's not including players who would have played but didn't because of injuries like Sidney Crosby.
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:49 pm

You know people are going to refer to their arena as “the Krak house”, and their fans as “the Krak heads”.
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:42 am

Read a guy on Twitter pushing for Seattle to have the first female mascot in the NHL, Elise the Kraken.

I fucking love it.
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Post by brian » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:31 pm

I've been so convinced this actually wasn't going to happen that I'm starting to actually get a little excited that there's going to be real hockey in a week (and exhibitions this week).
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These shirts are 🔥
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Post by rass » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:10 pm

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LGP?
Nothing says July quite like exhibition hockey.
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Post by degenerasian » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:23 pm

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Post by travzilla » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:30 pm

Watching Leafs-Habs. Really like with the building setup, turning the arena essentially into a giant studio. Along with the lighting and camera angles, visually it's gotten me into the hockey.
Before sports came back I was definitely a fake-crowd-noise skeptic, but quickly converted. I think Aussie Rules was the first broadcast I watched post covid and the first week with no crowd noise was way too jarring compared to the piped in stuff they added the week after. As long as it's mixed right (a nice background murmur, with a build-up for goals and big moments), it works for me. Watching cricket the last few weekends have been my favourite - it's essentially an audio track of thousands of people having their own side conversations, which I'm thinking is a pretty accurate depiction.

100% guarantee though - when the NHL starts showing these fan videos on the jumbo screens it will be the definition of cringy.

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Post by brian » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:31 pm

Agree they did great with the arena setup. Thinking the NHL might get a lot of potential new fans tuning in. Hopefully the setup can keep them watching
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Post by travzilla » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:43 pm

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Agree they did great with the arena setup. Thinking the NHL might get a lot of potential new fans tuning in. Hopefully the setup can keep them watching
Also nice to see the rink ends without the netting.

I wonder what the cost is of covering the seats with the quality branded tarp. I was kind of expecting MLB teams to do more with their stadiums, although they are admittedly much larger.

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Post by degenerasian » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:49 pm

Why do I miss the Flames for months just to yell at them again?
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Why do I miss the Flames for months just to yell at them again?
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travzilla wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:30 pm
Watching Leafs-Habs. Really like with the building setup, turning the arena essentially into a giant studio. Along with the lighting and camera angles, visually it's gotten me into the hockey.
Before sports came back I was definitely a fake-crowd-noise skeptic, but quickly converted. I think Aussie Rules was the first broadcast I watched post covid and the first week with no crowd noise was way too jarring compared to the piped in stuff they added the week after. As long as it's mixed right (a nice background murmur, with a build-up for goals and big moments), it works for me. Watching cricket the last few weekends have been my favourite - it's essentially an audio track of thousands of people having their own side conversations, which I'm thinking is a pretty accurate depiction.

100% guarantee though - when the NHL starts showing these fan videos on the jumbo screens it will be the definition of cringy.
NBC's work with the Premier Lacrosse League has been phenomenal. No fans and no fake crowd noise, but real focus on creating a great broadcast. Goal sounds, ref mics, players mic'd up (with an ear piece in the helmet so they can interview at breaks in play), fixed cameras all over the place, handheld cameras, in goal/field shots, etc. Lacrosse is usually a 1 or 2 camera setup. So this jump is huge, but if NBC brings this level to the NHL it will be far superior to their typical regional sports coverage and NBC/NBCSN production. Especially when you consider the skill level of NHL announcers versus the lacrosse crews.

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There is no true togetherness until I see Gritty and the Penguin arm in arm.
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Post by rass » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:03 am

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There is no true togetherness until I see the fuzzy orange try-hard and Iceburgh arm in arm.
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Post by A_B » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:04 am

Wait, the Penguin is named Iceburgh? That's frigging fantastic.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:55 am

So apparently BMO Field is part of the NHLers bubble. The caps watched the game from the field.
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Post by brian » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:02 am

Gonna be hilarious the first time someone gets injured playing a pickup soccer game at BMO.
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Post by brian » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:32 pm

Lightning look good. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they don't get swept in the first round again this year.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:45 pm

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Lightning look good. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they don't get swept in the first round again this year.
I keep hearing how good Point looked in training camp/practices. Glad to see it's carrying over to a game.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:20 pm

Apparently the Panthers don't like getting beat 5-0, or getting punched in the face. Fuck 'em.
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:43 am

Pretty good Duhatschek piece in the Athletic about all of the unknowns going into the playoffs.

Put me down for predicting this will be one of the most memorable NHL playoffs in history and not just because of the circumstances. With 24 almost completely healthy teams and ultimate winner spending more than two months away from home, there's no asterisk for anyone who wins it all. If anything, it'll be the most difficult Cup to win in the history of the league.
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:13 pm

I see what McIndoe did here to shoehorn the Kraken into this article, but I'm very proud to say the team that Sharks fans will be rooting against hardest is the Golden Knights and it's not even close, especially with the Kings also out.
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:14 pm

(Full respect to anyone hate-watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs, passion is passion.)
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:02 pm

The jerkoff at Fox Sports Arizona who is directing this ARZ-VGK game is way too in love with some fucked up camera angles. Obviously some AV dork who is creaming at all of the extra cameras on the ice but not giving a shit about presentation.
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:15 pm

OK, I'm a sucker for the arena playing the goal song and fan chant after a goal. I don't need artificial crowd noise, but I do want that.
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