Last edited by Irony; 2013-01-02 at 09:09 PM.
You can tell WoW changed the MMO for good when players started complaining about the amount of time they sink, into a time sink.
The NHL and NHLPA apparently have discussed adding 4 more teams to the playoffs. Fuck the world. Thats exactly what we need right? Who doesn't want the Stanley Cup to be awarded in July?
Canada is playing like shit, this is practically over after 2 periods lol. That Gaudreau goal was beautiful though. We really need to start playing some variety rather then just throwing RNH, Drouin, and Sheifielle on the ice every shift. Hardly seen Strome this entire game so far. USA does look quite good, especially their D. Seth Jones looked really shaky pretty much all the round robin but he's showing why he'll likely go #1 overall. Trouba looks awesome as well, I'd be happy if I were a Jets fan to see this. I'm pretty shocked that Canada came out so flat and really hasn't gotten into any rhythm through 2 periods what so ever. Not a big fan of Huberdeau and Hamilton, they make way too many selfish plays. It's clear these kids are so inexperienced and young because if they played the way the Americans are, this woulden't even be close. Just goes to show that execution > talent.
Gibson was incredible in that last period. USA has the top forward, top D, and top goalie of the tournament so far. Gaudreau is on fire and I'm so pumped that he's a Flames draft pick. He is fucking tiny though jesus christ, kid needs to put on like 40 pounds at least. Really looking forward to him though, super skilled player we'll see if his size holds him back. I'm hoping for a Marty St. Louis type player.
Last edited by Zeoni; 2013-01-03 at 11:57 AM.
Sweden dominated Russia in the first period today. After that the game got exciting when we let Russia come into the game. Will be a much much harder match against USA though.
Salary cap and pension are the last major hurdles in the deal. 10 year CBA, 50/50 split, higher variance percentage, contract lengths (6 for other team, 7 for your own)and 2 contract buyouts have all been agreed to. Wouldn't be surprised if this gets hammered out in the next day or two with an expected 48 game season to start in two weeks or so.
Christ that Semi final was awful on Canada's part...not that the US didn't play well they definitely elevated their game from the first meeting and Housley has an awesome pressure game going for them right now. But what the fucking fuck.
Its been way too fucking long without the NHL.
It's funny too...the last NHL game I went to was Philadelphia @ Boston...on St. Patty's day. I barely remember the game (was near-blackout, go figure), but I still have the ticket...$250.
I moved to the Tampa area this summer...those same exact seats are $75 for Lightning games. Being able to see NHL games for 33% of the cost of my hometown...needless to say I've been ultra-bummed with the lockout. BRING ON THE SHORT SEASON!
Yeah but it sounds like the bonds are breaking between all the owners and there might be some disgruntled men who don't like the fact that it's the small market teams that are fucking up the salary cap negotiations. Get rid of the bloody cap floor, that solves some problems. The players are still against the buyout issue as well.
So now that the PA held back on disclaiming in order to get a deal done, Gary's response was to change key parts of HRR compliance penalties... I give up.