2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by brian » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:48 pm

Fleury was a false positive by the way. Get these fucking guys vaccinated.

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Post by bapo! » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:24 am

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Kaprizov is our everything.
Your certainty intimidates me. I don't think I can argue against it. And Kaprizov had a hat trick last night. Can't argue against that, either.

McDavid had 3 more points. He has 17/34/51 thru 29 games. Draisaitl has 44 points. They've been playing on the same line again. The Oilers have reached the 'break glass in case of emergency' stage of left-wing production.

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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:20 am

Whenever Blake Coleman signs elsewhere, he gets my vote for swampteam.
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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by mister d » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:39 am

Jack Johnson on waivers in case anyone’s team needs a 7th pair left D.
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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by sancarlos » Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:20 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:20 am
Whenever Blake Coleman signs elsewhere, he gets my vote for swampteam.
I'd vote for Barclay Goodrow!
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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:33 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:20 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:20 am
Whenever Blake Coleman signs elsewhere, he gets my vote for swampteam.
I'd vote for Barclay Goodrow!
He's great too. Much more of a glue guy, and not that Blake is flashy, but Barclay is matte finish in comparison. Those two wings had been great with Yanni Gourde centering that line, and Coop just subbed Tyler Johnson in for Gourde and it's done wonders for TJ.
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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by bapo! » Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:40 am

If this team had been assembled 6 or 7 years ago, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat probably would have been on it. (And I would have weirdly been lobbying for Darren Helm.) But then Kucherov had the poor manners to grow into a superstar, and nobody pays attention to Johnson and Palat anymore.



Have you been following the story of the Russian junior player who was hit by a puck this weekend? Timur Faizutdinov. He was on life support, but the hospital in Yaroslavl wasn't capable of performing the necessary surgery. He's reportedly being transported to Moscow now, a couple of days later. Awful situation.

I accidentally saw the play when I was looking for info yesterday. Wish that I hadn't, but even so, it didn't look like much of anything.

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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by brian » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:33 pm

If the season ended at the halfway point, it would be Toronto v. Montreal in the first round and how crazy would that be? When was the last time those two franchises met in the playoffs?

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Post by brian » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:34 pm

I looked it up. 1979. Holy hell.

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Post by brian » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:36 pm

Toronto hasn't taken a playoff GAME from Montreal since 1967!

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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by mister d » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:38 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:What are they going to do, though. Storm Congress? The Department of Justice building?

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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by degenerasian » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:41 pm

NHL has really bad luck with playoff matchups.

Canadiens-Leafs have not met since 79, despite being in the same division since 99
Oilers and Flames have not met since 91
Rangers and Islanders have not met since 94
Ducks and Kings have never met
Panthers and Lightning have never met.
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Post by bapo! » Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:55 pm

degenerasian wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:41 pm
NHL has really bad luck with playoff matchups.

Canadiens-Leafs have not met since 79, despite being in the same division since 99
Oilers and Flames have not met since 91
Rangers and Islanders have not met since 94
Ducks and Kings have never met
Panthers and Lightning have never met.
The Sabres and Flyers haven't met since 2011.

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Post by sancarlos » Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:16 pm

bapo! wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:55 pm
degenerasian wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:41 pm
NHL has really bad luck with playoff matchups.

Canadiens-Leafs have not met since 79, despite being in the same division since 99
Oilers and Flames have not met since 91
Rangers and Islanders have not met since 94
Ducks and Kings have never met
Panthers and Lightning have never met.
The Sabres and Flyers haven't met since 2011.
Maybe this year!
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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by degenerasian » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:10 pm

Khaira with the headshot on Kylington. No call. Then Khaira gets fucking knocked out.



Does Khaira still get suspended?
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Post by mister d » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:20 pm

They can just make it concurrent.
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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by brian » Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:49 pm

The Vegas Golden Knights have as many regular season regulation wins against San Jose in the last 30 minutes as San Jose has against Vegas in the franchise’s entire history.

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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:09 am

bapo! wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:40 am
If this team had been assembled 6 or 7 years ago, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat probably would have been on it. (And I would have weirdly been lobbying for Darren Helm.) But then Kucherov had the poor manners to grow into a superstar, and nobody pays attention to Johnson and Palat anymore.



Have you been following the story of the Russian junior player who was hit by a puck this weekend? Timur Faizutdinov. He was on life support, but the hospital in Yaroslavl wasn't capable of performing the necessary surgery. He's reportedly being transported to Moscow now, a couple of days later. Awful situation.

I accidentally saw the play when I was looking for info yesterday. Wish that I hadn't, but even so, it didn't look like much of anything.
He passed away this morning. Sad, sad news.
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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by bapo! » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:50 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:09 am
He passed away this morning. Sad, sad news.
Horrible story. Maybe if this had happened in Moscow or St. Petersburg instead of Yaroslavl, and he had received better immediate treatment, this would have turned out differently. Reminds me of Alexie Cherepanov.

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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:32 pm

Wyshynski with a piece on our sweet boy.

He really looks like Reilly in the lead photo.

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Post by BSF21 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:49 pm

You're saying that Minny is at THIS level, but they need to to get...to THISSSSS level.
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Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

Post by bapo! » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:32 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:32 pm
our sweet boy.
I'm looking forward to the postseason awards:

Hart, Lindsay: McDavid
Norris: Hedman
Selke: Couturier
Sweetest Boy: Kaprizov

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Post by sancarlos » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:38 pm

Yesterday, the NHL Network old boys club was carping a little bit about Kaprizov winning the Calder, because he is 24 (instead of 19, I guess).
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Post by mister d » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:50 pm

Is the Selke for "Least Games Played Among Redheads on a Team Weirdly Full of Redheads" this year???
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Post by bapo! » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:51 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:38 pm
Yesterday, the NHL Network old boys club was carping a little bit about Kaprizov winning the Calder, because he is 24 (instead of 19, I guess).
It's an argument to be had. He's been playing professionally for years. Same as Panarin when he came over here. (Same as Ichiro when he went to the Mariners.)

There is a big difference between an 18- or 19-year-old entering the league and a 23-year-old. This takes nothing away from Kaprizov, tho, especially since he had never played on the smaller North American ice before.

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Post by mister d » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:58 pm

Yeah, I can go either way on factoring age into rookie, usually depending on who the old winner would be and who the young winner would be.
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Yeah, I can go either way on factoring age into rookie, usually depending on who the old winner would be and who the young winner would be.
I don't particularly care. But if, say, McDavid hadn't missed half his rookie season with a broken collarbone and still lost the award to Panarin, I probably would have been annoyed.

I think a special recognition should be given to draft+1 players who enter the league. This is only a small handful each year, and most years there isn't a great standout. (Hughes and Kakko didn't do much last year.) Tim Stutzle is doing some amazing things right now. But he's not going to win any awards unless some kindhearted Senators fan decides to bake him a cake or something.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:30 pm

Ovi is having a nice week.
Just moments ago passed Phil Esposito for Goals on a PP from Ovi's office. He is now 16 back from Marcel Dionne and 26 back from Brett Hull
Passes Jagr on shots (only following Borque) and nearly 2000 shots above Stall
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Post by MaxWebster » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:45 am

well, Ralphie's gone after consecutive loss #12

I was duped, we were all duped. but it's far too late for anything now.

(honestly if they hire another ex-Sabre or someone "they know and trust" the Pegulas could finally put the nail in the coffin of this franchise. It's astounding...)

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Post by mister d » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:47 am

There's expansion and the low cap and shit, but any team wanting Eichel should be making their push now before the franchise becomes competent again.
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Post by degenerasian » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:51 am

A month too late. Go get Boudreau.
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Post by MaxWebster » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:52 am

yes and yes
degenerasian wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:51 am
A month too late. Go get Boudreau.

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Post by MaxWebster » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:55 am

no worries on that front, T Pegula will probably live another 20 years at least so there's time.
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There's expansion and the low cap and shit, but any team wanting Eichel should be making their push now before the franchise becomes competent again.

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Post by mister d » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:57 am

degenerasian wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:51 am
A month too late. Go get Boudreau.
"So ... you've coached for a really long time, you're probably financially set, right? This would be more for the challenge and joy of teaching?"
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Post by MaxWebster » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:09 am

thing is with this roster* any observant and non-stubborn coach should be able to get a nearly 500 record out of them (maybe not in this division but still). The team was made for offence and lots of it and I won't bother boring this thread with the reasons (Skinner, Okposo, Eakin, Oloffson, Dahlin [oh dear god] are some keywords) but Freddie Krueger coached them out of all creativity. No defensive rushes out of their zone, not engaging the D, dump and chase, less emphasis on cycling. crazy.


*completely ignoring the fact that nearly every said talented player has regressed in a huge way this year. whoever it is will have to coach the shit outta them - like, literally. purge the shit that's been instilled since summer.

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MaxWebster wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:52 am
yes and yes
degenerasian wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:51 am
A month too late. Go get Boudreau.
Getting him off the Caps postgame would be good too...he is not good on TV at all. I can't image sitting in a locker with him stumbling and bumbling through the point he is trying to make or motivate his team (and I know because I am bad in the same way at the motivational speech as a coach).

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Post by bapo! » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:30 am

Just a disaster for the Sabres. I hope their next hire is the right guy. I don't know what else to say about this team.

Is Taylor Hall actually okay? I was shocked to see him back in the game after taking a slapshot to the face last night. (After being cross-checked in the back and knocked down by Subban.)

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wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:10 am
MaxWebster wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:52 am
yes and yes
degenerasian wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:51 am
A month too late. Go get Boudreau.
Getting him off the Caps postgame would be good too...he is not good on TV at all. I can't image sitting in a locker with him stumbling and bumbling through the point he is trying to make or motivate his team (and I know because I am bad in the same way at the motivational speech as a coach).
He is... Not good on TV. He seems like a lovely man, but, woof, he has trouble with The Words.
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Post by MaxWebster » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:53 am

yeah that says something that he came back, doesn't it?

That kind of play - not picking on PK necessarily - is awful and has to be looked at. Watching games, this happens all the damn time - just as a shot is coming a defenceman will cross-check a screening forward in the slot. Cross-checking could be called 10-20 times every game, it really bothers me. And Hall could have been much more seriously-injured, obviously.
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Just a disaster for the Sabres. I hope their next hire is the right guy. I don't know what else to say about this team.

Is Taylor Hall actually okay? I was shocked to see him back in the game after taking a slapshot to the face last night. (After being cross-checked in the back and knocked down by Subban.)

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Post by bapo! » Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:46 am

MaxWebster wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:53 am
That kind of play - not picking on PK necessarily - is awful and has to be looked at. Watching games, this happens all the damn time - just as a shot is coming a defenceman will cross-check a screening forward in the slot. Cross-checking could be called 10-20 times every game, it really bothers me.
It's a penalty. It's in the books. It's just never called. I don't know why it's an accepted part of the game.

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