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Question: How much NHL do you watch?
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« Reply #105 on: June 12, 2007, 10:03:58 PM »

Game 5 was great fun , btw...

During the game, I remarked to my buddy that I expected it to be a lot louder at the pond (technically now the Honda Center)...but with about 5 minutes to go the volume just kept ratcheting up louder and louder until me ears quite literally hurt.  Definitely the loudest I've ever heard in that arena since it opened in 1993.
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« Reply #106 on: June 12, 2007, 10:44:21 PM »

We took along several frogs on the drive up and smuggled them into the forum under our coats planning on tossing them icewards when one of them peed all over my buddy and the noise we made drew the attention of the usher then the security folks who took away our frogs and escorted us from the forum.We spent the rest of the night at a huge three story beer hall called I think"Old Munich" or something.The two floors after the first were just large wrap around balconies so you could see down to the first floor where there was a revolving stage with an OOMPAH band and the waitresses were dressed in the old fraulein style with these tanks of Schnapps on their backs which thay poured into small cups while also serving beer.All told a lot of good Hockey memories from Montreal.

Great story Bosox --
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« Reply #107 on: June 12, 2007, 10:46:56 PM »

Game 5 was great fun , btw...

During the game, I remarked to my buddy that I expected it to be a lot louder at the pond (technically now the Honda Center)...but with about 5 minutes to go the volume just kept ratcheting up louder and louder until me ears quite literally hurt.  Definitely the loudest I've ever heard in that arena since it opened in 1993.

Good sign for Hockey -- I can remember seeing the Canucks when they made the playoffs in the 1990's at our BC Place here -- unfortunately it was a game they lost (to the Rangers or Islanders), but the excitement was extreme -- the players all looked a lot larger than on TV and the rink smaller, and the skating very fast and exciting.  Whole thing seemed geared to TV ads and wold stop and start accordingly with very loud rock music etc.  The victory game in Anaheim must have been all that much louder and more exciting .. (despite it not being quite the hockey town that Vancouver is ..)
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« Reply #108 on: June 13, 2007, 11:01:59 AM »

Mid way during the 2nd period, my buddy and I traded seats with his girlfriend and were sitting about 10 rows back from glass just in side the blue line.


I turned to him and said Scott Niedermeyer really is "that" good.   It wasn;t that he had pulled off any crowd pleasing steal or hit or anything.  I was just watching him skate and how he thought about where to position himself and how often he was dead on...

It is not a coincidence that this guy has 4 rings.
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« Reply #109 on: June 13, 2007, 05:24:48 PM »

Well that didn't take long.The new Nashville owner is already talking to Hamilton,Ontario to relocate the Preds in case of "problems" with the lease in Nashville.As soon as this guy bought the team I knew after his repeated and blunt denials of moving the team that in fact he did want to move the team.
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« Reply #110 on: June 15, 2007, 12:14:37 AM »



www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjsp6i5u_k0
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« Reply #111 on: June 15, 2007, 12:16:57 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCwybSXIHcg


absolutely unbelievable
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« Reply #112 on: June 15, 2007, 02:24:19 AM »

I can't believe the Flames have hired Mike Keenan.The guy has burned so many bridges with former teams.I thought he was a brilliant young coach when he led Rochester to the Calder Cup in 83 and then schocked everyone by going to the Univ of Toronto as head coach for I think it was 2 or three years  before going to the NHL and the Flyers.But his abrasive style seems ill suited for todays game.We shall see.
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« Reply #113 on: June 15, 2007, 09:32:50 AM »

I can't believe the Flames have hired Mike Keenan.The guy has burned so many bridges with former teams.I thought he was a brilliant young coach when he led Rochester to the Calder Cup in 83 and then schocked everyone by going to the Univ of Toronto as head coach for I think it was 2 or three years  before going to the NHL and the Flyers.But his abrasive style seems ill suited for todays game.We shall see.

desperate times call for desperate managers...or something like that...
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« Reply #114 on: June 15, 2007, 11:10:52 AM »

I'm not a fan of Keenan either. He can be a quick fix by scaring the players initially. But then (IMO) everyone starts to recognize him for either a blowhard or a psychopath -- I vote for the latter -- and the player response to the tirades, trades, and threats starts to tail off, thus rendering Keenan's tactics ineffective.  My condolences to the Calgary players.  Have I mentioned I don't like Keenan much?

Like a stooge, I just had to click on the Clint Malarchuck clip that was next in line after one of the links above.  Still recovering.
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« Reply #115 on: June 16, 2007, 05:14:18 PM »

Was it something I said?

Dave Lewis is out as Boston's coach.  He's reportedly being reassigned within the Bruins organization.
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« Reply #116 on: June 16, 2007, 05:21:13 PM »

This just in from ESPN!  Brett Hull is gearing up for one final season with the Blues!  He has agreed to sign a minimum contract.
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« Reply #117 on: June 16, 2007, 06:26:48 PM »

And I think the Ducks just might win the Cup this year, too.
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« Reply #118 on: June 16, 2007, 06:39:23 PM »

You can eat my shorts if you don't believe me.
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« Reply #119 on: June 16, 2007, 06:51:29 PM »

Actually, I was ragging on myself for the Dave Lewis post. Can I pass on the shorts?

But Hull's really gonna play another year in St Louis?  Last time around, didn't he retire part way into the season, saying he just couldn't do it any more?   


(Off to see if butter really is delicious spread on warm bread.)
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