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3rd August 2005 6:59  #1

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
Off-Topic: Current NHL Situation
Looking to talk with some hockey fans, things are getting crazy out there.

3rd August 2005 13:21  #2

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
LEAAAAAAFFFFFFSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

lol

3rd August 2005 13:44  #3

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
What's happening with it now then? Is this season going ahead? I know nothing Wink

3rd August 2005 14:30  #4

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
The lockout is over. The season will go ahead. The player draft was held the other day and now all the players already in the league are being shuffled about as free agents trying to get as much moolah as they can.

Some teams are crawling back tot he fans by drastically lowering ticket prices, theyre gonna come up with package deals, etc.. The Toronto Maple Leafs have the nerve to put 16 of their games on PayTV...Annoyed

There is really good coverage of the whole thing here.

3rd August 2005 15:42  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
The New Jersey Devils all the way, baby!

3rd August 2005 16:47  #6

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
GO LEAFS GO!

I mean it.....they need to pick up the slack and start signing some players.  Word is they're close to inking Jason Allison.

4th August 2005 0:17  #7

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
SENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks like I'm alone. I've always loved the Senators and always went to season and playoff games. 2003 was almost our year! At least we have Hasek now. Plus, we had a pretty good rank in the drafts. Very Happy

Nice to see Crosby finally go to the Penguins, a team in desparate need of any help they can get.

Ryan, Jonny, looks like you're one of them. LEAFS SUCK!!!!! Wink

4th August 2005 0:39  #8

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
I'm just amaze of all the players that's been switching teams since the financial issue has been change. ALSO!  I don't think they'll be more goals, if not less because of the changes of the rules of the game.

4th August 2005 1:29  #9

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
What changes?

4th August 2005 1:31  #10

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
There are changes of icing.

4th August 2005 1:37  #11

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Eliason A.

Ryan, Jonny, looks like you're one of them. LEAFS SUCK!!!!!
Wink[/b]


I don't think that needs to be dignified with a proper response. Besides, we're so sick of beating the Sens all the time it's not worth arguing over Wink

4th August 2005 1:42  #12

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
^Couldn't have said it better myself. Wink

4th August 2005 18:57  #13

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Well, all I can say is that you guys must be happy. Back in April, the Leafs finished one of their first undefeated seasons ever. Wink

5th August 2005 2:59  #14

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Very true!

As a footnote for all you hockey fans, I was on a school trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame a few years ago and we were let in before the general public. One of the hilights was that the real stanley cup was there for the day and not one of the replicas. Anyhow, we got to hang out in the grande hall before the guards decided to show up, i guess because we were early.

Most people touched it.

I wanted to do something cool, like lift it but thought a)I didn't earn the right and b) the alarm would go off.

So instead -

I gave it a big, wet juicy lick all along the side. lol Wink

When the guard showed up as the hall opened he yelled at us...hehehe

Just remember that the next time you see it being hoisted.

BTW, it tasted like metal sheet tin and lots of wax...Tongue

5th August 2005 4:22  #15

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
Just remember that the next time you see it being hoisted.


By the Senators, of course. Very Happy
I definitely will remember that.

On our school trip to Toronto a year and a half, one of the places was the Hockey Hall of Fame, but it was the third time I visited. Had to settle for the replica cup. Annoyed

5th August 2005 7:04  #16

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
I'd make a joke about the Sens and the cup but, well, I'm a Leaf fan...

5th August 2005 7:13  #17

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Ice Hockey is almost non-existant down under...and I am a fight fan!Laugh

6th August 2005 2:43  #18

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
If you've got $500 or $600 bucks you can take me to a game the next time you're in town Wink

9th August 2005 3:51  #19

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
If you've got $500 or $600 bucks you can take me to a game the next time you're in town Wink


You're on dude! Lol.

9th August 2005 4:29  #20

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
From the looks of all the signings, next year is going to be a VERY different NHL...

9th August 2005 5:12  #21

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
you mean, this year Wink  2 more months.

9th August 2005 16:53  #22

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Why do you always have the word world at the beginning of every sports event, when it's just the US and maybe Canada that plays the games?

It's not like football (soccer), where the nearly the ENTIRE world plays the game, now that constitutes the name world cup football.

But Baseball and American Football???  Is this some sort of psychological thing?

9th August 2005 17:32  #23

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
 I know that hockey is very competitive internationally.  There's at least 21 countries that are qualify to play the Olympics tournament.
  Soccer (football) can't be played very well in Canada when we have long winters..that's why we buy lots of DVD Happy

9th August 2005 21:12  #24

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Danny Boy

  Soccer (football) can't be played very well in Canada when we have long winters..that's why we buy lots of DVD Happy


Not to mention its as boring as watching paint dry Tongue

9th August 2005 22:58  #25

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by floyd dylan
Why do you always have the word world at the beginning of every sports event, when it's just the US and maybe Canada that plays the games?


Hmmm, other then the World Series, I don't know of any major North American sports league that uses the word world.

There's the Stanley Cup after the NHL Playoffs, there's the NBA Playoff's and Championship and the Superbowl.

Even the World Series is fairly accurate for what it is. The championship for the best baseball league in the world.

16th August 2005 3:04  #26

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Looks like CBC is on strike. Wonder if that will effect the season at all.

16th August 2005 15:28  #27

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Ironically, it's not a strike, it's a lock-out. CBC will just bring in outside media workers most likely if it's not resolved in time for the NHL season. Not that it would have had an effect anyways. It won't affect the NHL, just how you watch it on saturday nights. Very Happy

More here

16th August 2005 15:30  #28

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I watch hockey all the time. It's my favorite sport (and Football). It won't really effect me with a strike or not. I still get to watch some AHL.

17th August 2005 6:40  #29

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
Ironically, it's not a strike, it's a lock-out. CBC will just bring in outside media workers most likely if it's not resolved in time for the NHL season. Not that it would have had an effect anyways. It won't affect the NHL, just how you watch it on saturday nights. Very Happy

More here


Damn, I'm gonna miss Cherry.

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