What went wrong? They still won the johansen trade though.
Why you guys so mad at some fucking sandwiches?
>it's a Canada gets fucking rekt thread
feels good desu senpaitachi
brb heading to winco to buy a baked chicken combo and a half pound of potato wedges before I go to hockii game
panthers, carolina, dallas, and one cali team...all need to be moved/dropped......also throw in tampa and nashville for good measure
cbus is fine and a good market/hockey town
im under the firm belief that no snow = no team
>and u can thank Torts for that cup. not the team...in my opinion
i like the idea of a weird phantom zone team. so Arizona gets that bid
Surely Las Vegas would make for a more memeable locale? Just think, every intermission has some entertainment act, and Celine Dion sings the national anthems at the start of each game.
Most of those teams are supported by Canadian revenue. Their fans only exist if they are winning, which means they always need to be winning or the league goes bankrupt keeping them afloat. The experiment is over, Bettman has fucked up the league long enough. More lockouts are ahead in the grim future of the NHL.
Move the cuppless shorks to Sam Diego. San Jose can keep their AHL team
Move the panthers to Miami.
Dallas is a good enough market they can stay.
Move the Canes to Atlanta
More Austonites and San Diegans being hockey fans is way bette for the league and the sports than a canacuck team
the south gets ZERO teams if i have anything to say about it
Sharks should move further north, I'd say Seattle is the best bet. Would make for a great rivalry between Vancouver.
Canes to Atlanta isn't going to work. That market isn't hockey friendly. Canes to Quebec makes more sense, though I'd hate to see another french team. Why can't Halifax have a team? Those fucking rich Irving fucks can cough up some change to make it happen.
The Bay Area needs a hockey team. Maybe SF would support an NHL team not an ECHL team in an ancient barn like they had
44 miles according to google maps. Floridians are bandwagon fucks they are not canacucks who drive for hours to see a game>>64790253
> Southern NHL hockey teams
> anything but a sink for money
Our dollar has nothing to do with the negative revenue generation by the majority of American NHL teams. Our teams actually fill hockey rinks night in and night out. Our fans buy merchandise on a consistent basis. Both of these things drive up revenue and make our teams more profitable then the majority of experimental southern NHL teams. The only time they make money is if they are first place and/or win the cup. Otherwise they are shit, and their fans lose interest in less than a year if they stop making the playoffs.
There's really no reason to. They don't want to call up their best prospects until they're ready and players like Frattin or Brennan aren't going to make a big difference.
Hard to slot those guys in on a difficult road trip, too.
Besides, they shutout the Ducks, played a good hard game against the Kings and that's already more than expected of them.
Obviously no one is happy with a blowout, but it had to happen at least once this year.
No one's surprised it's Bernier in net during it, either.
Somehow, Rielly is a +0 though, which is kind of funny.
Cant wait to give crosby a career ending concussion
> Supporting the game that we all grew up playing, the game our kids will grow up playing, the game that provides our kids with dreams of making it big, the game we created
S-sorry America. Why don't you go back to watching canuck invented nigger ball.
>get beat up by the analheim keks
>have to immediately play a back to back vs the kongs
>look it up, the kongs always seem to play the back end of back to backs after the keks
wow, suddenly their record is making sense, bettman'd
From down 3-0, that's an accomplishment (no sarcasm)
Turris came straight from the BC hockey league. He sucked dick his first 5 years, and finally caught a break when the Yotes traded him away to the Sens. Now he is ok, but still nothing to brag about. Probably won't ever contribute to a cup winning team.
bob needs to be traded for like a Kane or something...his injury status every year is getting annoying
Just when you think they might be figuring things out, they shit out a game like this one. Is Babcock in over his head? Could he have met his match in this shithole of an organization?
They think if they call Toews a bad player long enough that people will start to believe it. It was started by Kane fans who are tired of being told that Chicago would be shit without Toews, and Kane isn't a complete player like Toews.
Now I'm even more dumbfounded. Fucking hell I am a Hawks fan, and I think those two for their own merits are amazing players and quite honestly they need each other. Toews without Kane and Kane without Toews wouldn't work the same as the two of them together, and the 3 Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe for them each and the accolades and respect they have probably wouldn't exist if they weren't together.
Fucks sake Chicago doesn't make the Cup finals last year if Q doesn't use the nuclear option and put them together on the top line!
They compliment each other nicely for sure. But Toews is still the more coveted by the rest of the league. Take him away and Chicago loses their number 1 C for matching up against other teams top lines. Kane is played against the weaker lines and takes advantage of that by posting huge offensive numbers. With Toews gone, Kane is forced to play harder minutes, which will end up ruining his +/- because his defensive game is lacking. But yeah, ultimately they are a great pair to have on your team.
What's the trick to beating the Stars?
Being crap at hockey (see: Toronto, Columbus)
But the serious answer is keeping the puck in their zone and putting pressure on their goalies, and no turnovers that result in breakaways. If they enter the attacking zone with speed, it's already over
Keith is obviously the best part about that team, but if he carries Toews, then the both of them carry Kane. Hossa is just along for the ride, everyone knows that. He is good, and probably the most adaptable winger in the league, but he isn't a game changer anymore.
I wish hoc would get past this Toews meme. Pick someone else to meme for a change. How about this guy?
That kind of effort even on a long road trip is the reason why they should trade reimer and bernier for prospects and just tank the rest of the season and blow up the rest of the team after that.
>Top dmen =/= Top line
If the teams 2nd line or 4th line is out with their top d pairing then the d pairing and Kane is on the ice, then the dmen are only out there to try and shut down Kane. When the top line is out with the top d pairing, then Kane is on the bench.
>swapping out a bust goaler for another bust goaler
>Daily reminder that the laffs just lost to the sharks
>again, I repeat, IN SAN JOSE
LOL WHAT A FUCKING DUMPSTER FIRE OF AN ORGANIZATION I MEAN SERIOUSLY I AM LAFFIN JUST THINKING ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEONE SUPPORTING THIS TEAM HOLY FUCK WHAT LITERAL HUMAN GARBAGE SOMEONE MUST BE TO ASSOCIATE THEMSELVES WITH THIS TEAM I WOULD RATHER BE CALLED A BANDWAGONER I WOULD RATHER ONLY WATCH AHL I WOULD RATHER STOP WATCHING HOCKEY ALL TOGETHER AND TAKE UP SOCCER AS A HOBBY SERIOUSLY CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE BEING A FAN OF THIS TEAM I CANNOT HANDLE IT THIS IS TOO MUCH OH WOW TIME TO GO NOT BE A LAFFS FAN WHAT A GREAT DAY
wow I watched the Boston Sens game tonight for really no reason at all since im not a fan of either
Karlsson is seriously something to behold. The guys is the defenition of a generational talent. All those points and minutes and he still leads his team in blocked shots.
He literally blocked a shot in front of the net then exploded out of zone to lead the rush like 4 times tonight. Guys a freak.
>letting the shorks score a touchdown on them
>being a mad laffbro
this is a ridiculous statement to make. This guy plays on a small market budget team. He's doing everything he can but he's on an island. His talent doesn't mean "nothing" if he doesnt get a cup. He'll still go down as an all time great if he keeps it up
most blocked shots on his team and highest Corsi
He's not as good as a Doughty or Keith on defense obvs but he's still decent
the knock against blocked shots is that the team is really stationary and not mobile in their own zone
In karlsson's case he turns blocked shots into rushes in 2 seconds
> no cups
> all time great
Nope, but I like your enthusiasm. Ya, he's doing more than his fair share in a market that will always be struggling to bring in talent, but they've been to the finals before. If he can't even get them there, then it begs the question whether he is worth the salary constraint. Guys like this demand huge salaries and end up hand cuffing the team, and all because they put up high numbers. If the team never wins though, then what good are these high stats?
The Oilers fucked themselves similarly by giving large contracts to the kids who haven't done anything except get points on a last place team. Now they are near impossible to trade for anything of value, and the teams future is going to suffer for it.
Eberle and Hopkins. Klefbom may turn out to be slightly over paid and too long of a contract too, but hopefully not.
Hall was the only one worth the 6mil. Now Draisaitl will be looking for the pay out in two years, and McDavid and Nurse in three. Eberle, Hopkins, Hall, and Klefboms contracts will all still be valid. Somebody is going to have to be traded, should be Eberle, but who the fuck wants him?
Suppose, when you compare him to others around that range it isn't to bad. I thought for sure he'd be 7mil or more. Still though, when players get rewarded for season play it doesn't always measure up to playoff performance. This is the difference between teams like Chicago and teams like Washington, Dallas and Vancouver (or at least Vancouver three years or so ago).
But for a shitty return. And I really doubt that. He demands 6mil a season for I think 5 more years. Not many teams would be willing to commit to that for a at best second line winger with no playoff experience.
Not true. He has his moments, but his overall play is not conducive to a playoff team. He is lazy everywhere except the offensive zone when he has the puck or see's an opportunity to get the puck. Watching him backcheck is painful and he doesn't play tight to his man ever. He's the kind of player that can rack up points when they mean nothing, but in the big games he is nowhere to be seen. Which seems odd given his world junior play, where he was Mr Clutch. But then again, playing against kids your own age is different then playing against men with facial hair.
He plays against the weaker lines of every team, while Hall and his line mates are matched up against the tough lines. It's no wonder Eberle gets more offensive chances even strength.
It still doesn't change the fact that he is shit on the back check and refuses to play hard in the corners.
you may only reply to this post if your team has at least 1 cup
NOT SO FAST, STATE OF HOCKEY
How many more games vs the laffs are there
Nobody loses more than 1 game to the laffs a year, bro
>mfw bruins get a top 5 pick because of martin jones
>tfw Le Habs fans laughed at me when I predicted they wouldn't even make the playoffs at the start of the season
Rainbow-colored hockey tape designed in Edmonton to support LGBTQIAAFFPBBQ youth
Ference is the spokes"person"
You can't make this shit up
not quite. Ericsson, and to a greater extent Smith, have been pretty solid this year. I know its weird not to think of ericsson as anything but a huge waste of cap space, but he's not fucking up as much, even if he can't exit the zone to save his life
Smith, on the other hand, has been surprisingly good offensively and not as shitty defensively. I hope we do drop ericsson though, he makes too much
I'm with you there, they've been surprisingly competent, I just think better players can fit in to their spots, especially Ericsson, and Blashill isn't afraid to do it. Interested to see where Quincey fits in this.
>yfw Smith pulls a Quincey and finally becomes elite this season
Don't mind me, just fucking the Preds.
>mfw I was at the game
Toews is a clutch roleplayer
Kane is a goal scorer
Both are important to any hockey team. Both would be kind of shit without the other.
I know the Toews trolls are annoying but there is no need to try to troll them back.
>Why didnt bettman rig it for Toronto
Seriously at that moment he was going to Buffalo right near his home, or prior to the last ball landing, Toronto (Toronto had the best odds at the time the 3 balls were drawn and the last ball still being juggled). Imagine almost being able to come home to your childhood team and be the savior and you instead get saddled with the shittiest, worst managed, most god awful remote city in North America.
You know people in Edmonton do for fun? Huff gas.
fucking reddit jizzes over some charity for fag athletes called you can play.
Its like someone calling you a queer in the locker room makes kids not play hockey not the fact that is can cost 7k a year from the time a kid is 5 until he is 20
we've had most of our games outside our division so far you fat dumb nigger.
canes confirmed for good old boys who do no harm
They're even going to play Detoilet on a back to back at home next week, this shit happens every time. Buttman clearly rigged their schedule after they lost a lot of shekels last year not having a big market team in the playoffs.
well now that we've reclaimed a playoff spot winning the Cup is inevitable.
Nashville seems like a tough team to be a fan of.
They never have any goal scoring potential outside of a few goals scored by defensemen and then they sign mediocre and/or washed up "scorers" from other teams to try to fix that only to remain a half baked team with no scoring potential.
Its been like that for many years, even back in the Steve Sullivan/Thomas Vokoun days.
5. Los Angeles
their last wins:
TOR, PHI, CAL, EDM, VAN, MON, 2x PIT (when they were still a dumpster fire), CLB, TB, VAN.
Pretty soft schedule, and the rest isn't that much better. Their only decent wins all season are 1 each against CHI/STL/MIN.
>tfw ovis 500th will always be shown in highlights against your dumbfuck team
Pretty good bants you got there. I hope they get a lot of people to do it for the effect.
Watch the defense the first two goals. Then you will have all the answers you need.
That's what happens a couple of hundred years after you put a french family in charge. His wife, a daughter of a presumed german nazi affiliate, is even a distant relative to a native south american tribe cheif from a couple of hundred years ago. It's all memes.
>a daughter of a presumed german nazi affiliate, is even a distant relative to a native south american tribe cheif from a couple of hundred years ago. It's all memes.
Holy shit lel. Is this actually real?
>The meme PM's wife is the daughter of a kraut and related to africans
literally fucking what
>Holy shit lel. Is this actually real?
>The meme PM's wife is the daughter of a kraut and related to africans
Are you talking about Stefan Löfven and his wife Ulla now? If so I have no idea.
Because Queen Silvia (who I thought we were talking about along with the king) has german parents but no african relatives. Not unless you count a couple thousands and thousands of years ago.
when I was in middle school I drew side burns and a mustache/goatee on my face with my moms mascara. I just wanted to look more mature and impress school sluts. My logic was if Mascara makes eye lashes long and thick it can do the same for my peach fuzz. Went to school and got weird stares from classmates. I immediately regretted doing it after seeing some of their reactions. Started getting panicky. One kid asked me why I all of a sudden had facial hair. Told him I shave every day and hadn't shaved lately. kept asking more questions. I gave more stupid answers. He just wouldn't let it go. Asked teachers every period to go to the bathroom. I wanted to see how ridiculous I looked. Each time I told myself I looked ok and my fake facial hair didn't look that fake. Our school had a no facial hair policy. None of my teachers made me shave because they all felt sorry for me and knew I was just a prepubescent autistic tard with women's make-up on my face. Next day I showed up with no make up. Kid with the questions again. He was relentless. Girls made fun of me. School only just started. Had a long road ahead.
Peter Budaj has been exposed as an AHL sham. Eetu Laurikainen is elite. I saw some reign fans who drove 130 miles to see their team get shut out 4-0
maybe it is hard to tell since Eetu only played 2 games so far and he has half as many wins as ben fucking scrivens
he probably gets cucked by 10 dykes after every single girl hockey game his wife plays in
back when the bolts were shit they gave out awesome Season ticket patches and gave out jerseys with chips that gave discounts for food and shit
Is this an accurate representation of your average frog/canadiens fan?
>tfw you will never be this comfy
If Montreal are going to keep playing like they have been as of late they should visit this store. They would feel just like home.
>Everyone will get to see the league's best defenseman in the 2016 playoffs
Can't wait desu
Satan really opened my eyes about Karlsson.
Ottawa would be contenders without him dragging them down
What is soviet culture, Diego?
Mayakovsky, Malevich, Chagal, Bunin, Plisetskaya- all were born and educated in the Russian empire. Neither LEnin nor Stalin built Tarkovsky. Stop thinking that communism is somehow related to Russian culture.
You know shit about the wold. So, please, don't demean yourself and stay silent.
Well, yeah. Ekblad probably feels really insecure because he has to hang out with men like Barkov on a daily basis. And the same would be true for McMeme and Draisaitl. So they are probably pretty good for each others confidence.
>Easily the worst player in the NHL
Not even close. Every team always has that 1 defenceman who the fans hate and say he's the worst player in hockey history. The actual worst player in the NHL right now is probably R.J Umberger. Slow as shit, 0 goals this year, cant even defend that good, and drags every line he's on down.
You can only post ITT if you scored touchdowns then the texans
You can only reply to this comment if your team isn't going to be the team Ovie scores his 500 goal on and will have to watch the replay of your team making history over and over again
It's not like they had a choice. Those were the best options in net for them at the time.
i don't watch any olympic events at all. pleb tier entertainment to be quite frank.
well it's always either russia or canada winning but yeah the canadian team is much more based than the american one. i do like the players on team canada more but i'm still not watching. wide ice hockey is for fruits/euros if i'm being completely honest.
Listen up shitheads because I only want to say this once:
The Florida Panthers are the absolute best team in hockey, in any league, NHL, KHL, you name it. They are playing as one; each player can count on his linemate to be exactly where they anticipate and they are moving fluidly as a unit.
Simply put beating the Cats comes down to puck luck and capitalizing on scoring chances (though the Cats are top 5 in GA/GP) because a full strength Montreal team is just stronger and faster and better equipped than the opposition.
This isn't some home ice advantage gimmick ala 5th line, though Sunrise does have very boisterous fans and a famed crowd, and it isn't because they are on a lucky streak.
This is when a coach and GM have assembled the pieces required to fit the scheme designed and it working as intended. This is when the cogs are all turning and the wheel is spinning. The watch face is ticking because each little intricate piece is doing exactly what it needs to do.
My question to you is a simple one at first but a difficult one when thought about:
Who can beat the Florida Panthers?
>well it's always either russia or canada winning
Russia has as many gold medals as Finland. Or were you talking about Soviet? They haven't won since 1988.