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Instead of specialized Pens/Flyers bickering hockey threads, I think there's enough other hockey fans here for a dedicated thread.
I was so ready to keep hating the NHL, but what can I say, us hockey fans are dedicated folks. I was planning on making a stand, and not following as much, and not spending any money that the NHLPA might see, but as soon as I saw the boys step on the ice, I was right back in it.
To start things off, I'll provide everyone with some fun facts to think about.
Patrick Marleau continued his hot streak Saturday, with yet another 2 goal game. He is the first player to start the season with 4 consecutive multi-goal games since some nobody on the then Ottawa Senators in 1917 or some other ridiculous year a long time ago.
Prior to Saturday's games, Patrick Marleau was single-handedly outscoring several teams, one of which was the Philadelphia Flyers.
The lockout shortened 2012-2013 NHL season might as well have been canceled completely due to the San Jose Sharks being that much better than everyone, just to spare the feelings of innocent fans around the league.
Don't worry, you signed a real cancer in Gomez, he'll bring that ship down. If not, they'll choke in the playoffs again. Marleau is playing out of his mind right now for them. First guy since 1917-1918 season to start with 4 multigoal games. I like St. Louis out of the West.
My team is off to their best start since their last Cup season and playing very well. They also get Adam Henrique back soon and have plenty of room to pull a trade, plus plenty of extra young D-men to pull a deal.
Maybe because most of the people here are either Penguin or Flyer fans. Probably 10% Capital, Ranger, and Devil fans. Who cares about San Jose? 90% of us won't even see them until the Stanley Cup play-offs this year.
As for the Devils, they have about a week until they start drawing their usual 85% of capacity. Good luck striking up a dialogue about the Western Conference.
I would love to talk about choking teams but I think mine wrote the book! The Blues are playing well, too bad we are in the same conference as the Blackdogs, and we have a hell of a rookie Vladimir Tarasenko. Things are looking up for us and I fully expect us to lose in the 2nd round to Anaheim!
Are all Philly/Pens fans this bitter?
This shortened season should help my Stars out a bit, as it gives Jagr and some of the other old guys a bit of a break. Hopefully they'll maintain the high level of play they've put on so far.
Maybe we go on a run this year?
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
I'm not bitter, but it is like talking about the Pac 10 or the AL West. This thread has been on here a few hours and there are 6 posts. 2 by me - no one cares.
Weird, because I'm a die-hard Rangers fan, and I care about the AL West. People who enjoy watching great baseball probably enjoy the AL West.
Any hockey thread that doesn't flame Pens or Flyers doesn't get many clicks, probably because it's a CFB board. IMO there are enough hockey fans to justify having an OT thread though.
It is a bummer about no interconference play this year, but with a jam packed schedule with only conference opponents, it could lead to a more heated playoffs this year. These teams are going to get to know each other very well, and very quickly.
Agreed. I'm not ashamed to admit that a fight in hockey always brightens my day as a sports fan.
I don't blame you. The west is the best!
IMO, the compressed schedule is going to be tough on older players like Jagr. Less travel and a shorter season, but more games on back-to-back nights and three games in four nights scenarios. It will be essential to manage ice time and when necessary rest the player for a maintence day so he's not out of gas come the playoffs.
Well, didn't think about it like that. Officially tanked any hope I had this season...
In all seriousness though, I'm praying that Campbell-our stud goalie prospect- somehow rockets up to the level of an NHL goalie tomorrow, because having Lehtonen in net makes me want to punch a chihuahua. It's irrational hatred at this point, but I can't stand the streakiness anymore. I know he's not the worst keeper in the league, but I just want him gone.
I miss the days when we had a drug addict as a keeper. I feel like I would have enjoyed watching those Dallas teams, it's too bad I didn't understand hockey at that point in my life.
House cable plan with HBO and Cinemax included >>>>>>>>>
I agree. It will be a grind with not many off days.
Depends what your provider id. Directv is $60 for some reason. It is well worth the $$$ if you like hockey. For me, its essential as a Devils fan in Pittsburgh Area.
It took me all of two days into the season to go back on my money boycott and buy Gamecenter this year. That was only $50 as well. Their online service has really come a long way from the very first year it was offered, then known as Center Ice Online.
Well I'll be!
I thought these were a myth?
Can we admit the soon to be 2-5 Flyers are in trouble? Or is it still "early" after the first game the issues were clear. Clean house & hope Giroux didn't peak. Looks like a top 3 pick boys!! DEFENSE PLEASE
PENN STATE FOREVER
Callahan goes for a takedown as soon as he engages with Talbot, and injures his shoulder.
Serves him right, such a bitch move. If you aren't going to fight, don't drop the gloves.
Flyers are 4-11 last 15.....
Fix is clear to anyone with a brain.
Lavvy.... FIRE HIS ASS
Homer.... FIRE HIS ASS
Rinaldo... CUT HIS ASS
Simmonds.... TRADE HIS ASS
Voracek... TRADE HIS ASS
Sestitto..... CUT HIS ASS
Hartnell... BUY OUT HIS ASS
BRYZ.... LAUNCH HIS ASS INTO SPACE
We last won a cup in 75..... Sorry any season without a cup means someone loses their job. Clubmed needs to end. Title or a scalp
You are incompetent. Did you even watch the game tonight? Bryz was the only reason we were even in the game at all. He has a .924 save percentage and 2.19 GAA this year. We should definitely cut him though...
Did you see the first goal??? If stats told the whole story we'd all pick the Super Bowl right. Watch the game get a clue!!!
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