OT: NHL Thread

Discussion in 'Chelsea Off Topic Threads' started by Eddie26, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
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    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
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    Chelsea FC
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    United States
    I wanted to start a thread to talk about all things NHL. Clan ok'd it. I know myself, Yasik and others are NHL fans and this could give us somewhere to discuss.

    Did anyone else see Roenick's comment about not making the USA national team for the Olympics?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2252497

    You know what Jeremy, shut the f--k up. You have 11pts in 27 games for the LA Kings. This isn't 10 years ago when you were unstoppable in NHL 94. You don't deserve to start at center for the US. There are plenty of others better than you (off the top of my head!):
    Mike Modano
    Jason Blake
    Chris Drury
    Scott Gomez
    Doug Weight
    David Legwand
     
  2. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
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    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    i totally agree with Eddie here. Roenick is not exactly the same player that he was with Chicago or Phoenix. And even if Modano is not the same player as he was before, i'd take him Mike over Jeremy any day. With that said, i still support Russia when it comes to Olympics or World Hockey Championship. :eek:
     
  3. JoshDB

    JoshDB New Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Washington State
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Don't know whatcha all're talking about.
     
  4. CanadaBlue

    CanadaBlue Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    California
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    Chelsea FC
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    I'm not an avid hockey fan these days. Being Canadian, but growing up in England, meant I had to learn all about hockey when I was in high school. Never had a passion for the NHL game.
    I used to follow the Devils, being that I lived in NJ. So I HATE the Rangers.
     
  5. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
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    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
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    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    What do you think about the Thornton trade? Big news. Not sure if I like it. The Sharks got a great player...but he's not a leader and he tends to look for the pass too often. He can rack up assists like crazy though but he tends to shrink in the playoffs. IE getting 0 points in a 7 game series against the Canadian's in 03/04. I love Brad Stuart and Marco Sturm. They're good players and they provide the kind of depth a team needs to win the Cup.

    BTW, Russia sucks. You guys have no shot. Pavel Datsyuk is a nice player but not world class.
     
  6. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
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    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Have you seen our last 4 games? We have been incredible. The partnership of Marleau and Thornton has been great. With Joe's skills and power, and Patrick's speed and finesse, we have bben destroying the opposition (watch out Carolina tonight). And actually, i think Joe will be a great leader for us b/c we have so many young players on the team. Also, it helps when you have a cousin playing right next to you. It eases the ackward feeling that new players have around new guys.
    As for the trade. it's too early to tell. Sturm and Stuart, and Primeau are all good players, so we have to see who this trade benefited more. Now, we have a "star" on our team. If we can get to the playoffs, i'll be happy.
    My favorite shark.....Kyle Mclaren...j/k, i just love his hip checks.

    Sad, but true. Russia is like Roenick, a shadow of their former self.
    Nevertheless, i still support them. Plus, it's not like they break chairs and wreak havoc in hotel rooms. :p :D
     
  7. TxTechGooner

    TxTechGooner we're having fun here, no?

    Feb 24, 2003
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    ahem, that is Captain Mike Modano of the USA hockey team. :D


    hockey night in canada tonight.. Stars/Leafs... cant wait! :cool:
     
  8. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
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    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Sorry, but I don't exactly cheer for Dallas, in any sport. However, i respect Modano....sorry....Captain Modano a lot.
     
  9. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Hmmmmmmm.
    No one OK'd this thread with me!!

    But I'll let it go, on the condition that we all agree that the Red Wings rule.

    You may carry on.
     
  10. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
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    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
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    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Red Wings suck octopus dong. Seriously.
     
  11. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
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    Sep 23, 2004
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    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Is hockey night in Canada not the greatest thing? It's a real shame that the only way you get HNIC is with NHL Center Ice. Though if you're a Comcast subscriber, you get up to 2 games a night to watch for free online. It's f'n sweet. I watched the Canucks-Sens game last night and the Flyers-Wild game today (which was extra sweet since I am in NYC and they don't get the Flyers games here).
     
  12. JoshDB

    JoshDB New Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Washington State
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Do Octopii have a dong to speak of? :confused:

    All I know about NHL is I own EA's crappy games of it.
     
  13. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
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    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
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    Chelsea FC
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    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    I hate Dallas more than anyone else on these boards I'm sure. However, Modano is American so he's alright with me as well.

    Yasik, you were born here right? I am kind of curious as to why you still support Russia. I mean my grandparents are off the boat from Italy and my other family is from England and I watch those two teams, but I cheer for the red, white and blue.
     
  14. TxTechGooner

    TxTechGooner we're having fun here, no?

    Feb 24, 2003
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    pourqoi?
     
  15. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
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    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Eddie, i came here when i was 13. I was born in Soviet Union, though geographically, it's Ukraine now. Russia just happened to have most players that played for USSR or to be more precise CSKA, the best hockey team ever. Thus, my affiliation to Russian hockey. Plus, if you look at most (90%) of NHL Russian all-star players, like Bure, Fedorov, Makarov, Larionov, Fetisov, Mogilny, they all played for Russia/USSR. I'm sure Nice loves Red Wings for the fact that they had most Russian players in them. Basically, 99% of all former USSR players who ended up playing in NHL either played for CSKA, Dinamo Moscow, or Krylia Sovetov, those 3 Russian teams.

    So, as of now, i have officially spent 50% of my life here and 50% in USSR/Ukraine.
     
  16. Walter3000

    Walter3000 Member+

    Apr 8, 2004
    gainesville, Florida
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Huge hockey and Bruins fans here....the trade pissed me off. Thornton is the second best in the NHL over the past 5 years in Points per game, so he wasnt a good leader...who made him captain? It could have been someone else. you do not give up a player that talented, entering his prime, for a good winger, and a good defenseman.

    As for Roenick, see my comments here....douchebag(Roenick that is).

    http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276373

    The USA hockey team will not be a big threat this year, medaling will be an accomplishment, it is time to rebuild. We have al ot of the talented veterans who have carried us for years(our best group ever, like Modano, Guerin, Weight, Leetch, Leclair, Tkachuk, etc), but no tmany great mid age players int heir late 20s. We do however have a quite a bit of talent in the youth department, and a few years from now will be a force.

    Best players in the NHL?
    Center-Forsberg, still
    Left Wing-Kovalchuk-most dynamic player in the league
    Right wing-Heatley, to me, he is hockey.
    D-Chara(Lidstrom still gets a mention...Phaneuf as of 2006-2007)
    G-Give me Hasek, still.
     
  17. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
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    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    DERIAN HATCHER
     
  18. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
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    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    :p :p
     
  19. TxTechGooner

    TxTechGooner we're having fun here, no?

    Feb 24, 2003
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    yas, you on the other hand, have every reason to hate dallas~

    :D

    cant believe we are doing so well this year.
     
  20. Walter3000

    Walter3000 Member+

    Apr 8, 2004
    gainesville, Florida
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    laugh it up. Im glad to see Big Joe is doing well with his new team, he is a class guy, and a great player...will be a favorite of mine till the end.
     
  21. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
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    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
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    Chelsea FC
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    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    I'm from Philly. The Cowboys are the tool of the devil.
     
  22. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
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    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
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    Chelsea FC
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    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    See I think NHL 06 is the best yet. It's WAY better than NHL 2k6 I think. The Nashville Predators rules in that game.
     
  23. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
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    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
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    Chelsea FC
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    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    Got it. I always assumed that you were born here and that your parents hadn't. Makes sense. I wasn't alive but I love the fact that Bobby Clarke hates Russian players (to the point where he refuses to have them on his teams) and that he broke Karlamov's (sp) ankle during the Russian tour. God bless that man. (Sorry I'm not young enough to not remember the Cold War! Plus I hate Darius Kasparitus.)
     
  24. JoshDB

    JoshDB New Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Washington State
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    I didn't like the rubber-band AI. At the start, you could pretty easilly score and get 2 to 3-0 up, but then they would just dominate you, and their goalie became unbeatable.
     
  25. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Re: OT: NHL Thread (ok'd by Clan)

    That was because it didn't have to be ;)
     

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