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    the chick who did it in FLA had a better set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    That is some quality news for Boston. I really don't expect the Bolts to have another game like that though. That may have been the most defensively lax I have seen them since the game where they played the Wings a couple months back. Since then their defense has been a machine. Last game they were just awful. Boucher looked about ready to stab someone in the face. Their backs aren't against the wall to this extent yet, but I wonder when he is going to bust out the inevitable "you want to know how I got these scars" inspirational story.
    He got them from an accident that occurred on the set of Casino Royale.
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    women are strange. i will never understand them. why exactly are you sad that you as a girl missed boobies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phazedin View Post
    National Post, Canada's Newspaper? I think not.


    It's sad to see that the East has such a tough time with Vancouver success. Whether it be the great weather, brilliant scenery, access to the best ski resort in North America one hour away, 3 hours from Canada's 'napa valley', a mini silicon valley and really rediculously attractive women, I'm starting to think that TO is a little jealous of the West.

    Sure it's easy to cheer for Alberta teams, they're ugly, they work hard, and they supply us with beef and oil. Frankly, they'd probably kick the tar out of us if we didn't, so we throw them a few 'good on ya's' and make sure they have enough Tim Hortons drive throughs that can fit those massive trucks they drive.

    Toronto and Ottawa are starting to come off like that aging cougar that used to be hot and popular and is just bitter and angry that someone younger and hotter is getting all the limelight.

    Let's get this straight, Ontario. We still love you, for you. Sure, we had some fun times and you got that tattoo and it was bitchin and rad and we did tons of blow and hookers and all your broker buddies in their suits paid the bill so it was cool, but.....that was then. We've grown up, we're looking after our health. We've decided to cook a little at home with all this great fresh seafood we have, and fantastic VQA wines (Joie farms just won the cali competition!) We're doing more skiing, hiking, sailing and kitesurfing. We're doing yoga, and eating sushi, and exploring the world of single malt scotches.

    Ontario, you're that fun frat party we went to, and while everyone had big pecs and wore Ed Hardy and there were keggers and a sweet urban hip hop soundtrack (even though most of us were white, it felt pretty edgy and most agreed it was 'dope'), ultimately, we all woke up smelling of farts and stale beer and shame.

    We love you, you'll always be special to us, but don't hate us because we've moved on. Keep in touch mkay? Friend me on facebook and we should totally go for coffee, promise.

    ps. Good luck with the tribal tattos! I think they still look kinda neat.
    I like the Canucks because they are a competitive team, but I am still a blue and white bleeder unfortunately. Do I envy Canucks fans? A little bit, but look how long it took for Vancouver to get to this point where they are probably going to win the Cup. 40 years of history and only a couple of years where the Canucks made any considerable impact in the post season, this is the first year where they might win it all and I think it's been earned. Like Vancouver, I think Toronto's time has come for them to make some noise and I saw enough evidence of it this season that they are a contender for the post season if they were to work hard all year instead of making the late playoff push.

    Vancouver as a franchise is one of the most talented and well managed teams in the league right now, but you can thank Brian Burke for building up some of that team as well. If the Canucks win it all then it's two teams that Burke has been a part of and has brought in players to build a franchise that have won it all. You look at the teams that have all made the post season multiple times in a row and you will see which ones are going to be the dynasties in the coming years. Vancouver doesn't have a lot of time left to win the Cup before Luongo becomes an issue health wise and right now he is probably at the top of his game. I think it would be awesome for Vancouver to bring the Cup back to it's home land by a team that has finally put it all together.

    Most honest Leafs fans especially will tell you that they would rather cheer for the Canucks over Montreal or Ottawa though. Funny because Ottawa sucks so badly you might as well wear a paper bag over your head if you admit to being a Senators fan and Habs fans go ape shit and blow stuff up when their team loses, hockey is serious business in Montreal I guess. I am not a bandwagon fan, but I will happily support Vancouver in winning the Cup this year, but I am still a Leafs fan at heart.

    For the record, Toronto has one of the youngest teams in the NHL and clearly as this post season showed us, the number one and two seeds in the East were both eliminated early on against lower seed teams. Ottawa on the other hand was the ageing cougar and they had the likes of Kovalev and Alfredsson (who both should retire to be honest) and Kovalev got traded to a way better team for a pittance and wound up being one of their better players after the trade deadline.
    Last edited by Rennadrel; 2011-05-19 at 08:09 PM.

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    This is the last thing i'm gonna post in this thread, cause obviously if I say anything about the sharks it's just going to turn into a flamefest with the assholes in this thread.

    It's only 2 games in. San Jose gave up in the third. Eager was trying to give the Sharks some energy. Marleau dropped his gloves for the first time in 2007 to try to amp up his team. We're playing too desperately and not executing plays. Either way, San Jose had a 3-0 series lead in Detroit only to lose the next three and barely scrape a win in game 7. We're gonna be on home ice Friday and the momentum can be extremely different. The series is far from over though so anyone dismissing the sharks this early must not realize it's best of 7, not 3.

    And that's all. Continue with your pointless flaming in this thread, I actually hope it gets locked.
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    Ya Ren Toronto certainly appeared to have things to look forward to if the last half of the season is any indication. Reimer looked freaking great when he became the starter. The Monster has been a disappointment so far with as much hype as he had although I still think he will end up being a solid NHL goalie. Grabovski is going to be a very good player and with Kulemin, MacArthur, and Bozak getting more experience and getting better each year it is certainly realistic that Toronto can make the playoffs even if they are a step or two from being a Cup competitor.

    Not to mention that the Leafs have a ton of cap room to work with. Bozak certainly won't be making the nearly $4mil he made this season when they potentially resign him as he is an RFA. They get that awful, awful Giggy contract off the books, although some of that will certainly some of that will go to Reimer, which will free up $4-5 million. They have money, they have budding talent, and they have upper tier stars. If they can lure in some good FAs and with Lupul being on the team for a full season they could be very good next season. Or they could disintegrate like a dead leaf. Either way, every seat in that stadium will be full for every game next year lol.

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    Hockey time!!!!

    damn 1-0 bruins 1min in

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    oh shit bruinsssss
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    Bruins have to lose. If I see Kaberle life the cup I'm going to vomit.

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    ya tomas the tank engine has been kind of a bum this post season. He had a good game on Tues. tho.

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    Ugh krejci please don't be hurt.

    Sounds like they called an elbow....I still don't expect a penalty.
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    Apparently the NHL changed the rule regarding elbowing penalties to include hits made with the shoulder.

    When did this happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geddyn View Post
    Apparently the NHL changed the rule regarding elbowing penalties to include hits made with the shoulder.

    When did this happen?
    Pretty much when the NHL decided to start emphasizing elbowing and boarding to cut down on headshots. Now the refs call anything that they think is remotely close even if the elbow is tight to the body. I missed the call you are referring to, but I imagine it was just like the other dozen or so they have blown in the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    Pretty much when the NHL decided to start emphasizing elbowing and boarding to cut down on headshots. Now the refs call anything that they think is remotely close even if the elbow is tight to the body. I missed the call you are referring to, but I imagine it was just like the other dozen or so they have blown in the playoffs.
    Basically, Marc-Andre Bergeron came off the bench and skated right for Krejci, who never saw him coming. Bergeron attempted to stop, but Krejci's moment caused the collision. Bergeron's arm was tight against his body and the brunt of the impact was on his upper-arm/shoulder, but his arm swung out after the collision (to stabilize himself), which I guess caused it to look like he drove through Krejci with an elbow.

    Guy Boucher was absolutely livid at the call and for good reason. The announcers criticized the call and then the talking heads blasted it as a piss-poor call during the intermission, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzzie View Post
    Bruins have to lose. If I see Kaberle life the cup I'm going to vomit.
    Aww muffin. I'd be happy to see him win it. He is a great player but has struggled this year I think since he hasn't been as productive numbers wise and his defensive game is not the best. But he does what he does best and that's being the setup guy which he did on Tuesday rather well. I could have told you that his performance the last couple of years has not been stellar and he was on the decline, if Boston won the Cup then I would think his career as certainly one of the better offensive D men would be complete.

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    according to sportsnet, the trashers have been sold to the true north group in Winnipeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabookiejoez View Post
    according to sportsnet, the trashers have been sold to the true north group in Winnipeg
    Google searched, found this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vancouver Sun.com
    Winnipeg could have a National Hockey League team next season after all.

    A Toronto newspaper is reporting that an agreement to sell the Atlanta Thrashers to True North Sports and Entertainment has been completed.

    The Winnipeg group plans to relocate the franchise to the Manitoba capital in time for the 2011-12 season.

    According to the Globe and Mail, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will travel to Winnipeg on Tuesday to make the official announcement.

    ESPN.com and USA Today both reported Thursday night that no deal was in place.

    True North Sports and Entertainment owns the MTS Centre arena in Winnipeg, which would become the NHL team's new home.

    An announcement would bring to a close months of speculation and innuendo that Winnipeg — without an NHL team since 1996 — would land one of the troubled Southern U.S. teams.

    Much of that speculation surrounded the financially troubled Phoenix Coyotes, but after the City of Glendale stepped in and covered $25-million U.S. of the Coyotes losses for the 2011-2012 season, the NHL decided to give the franchise another season in Arizona.

    Earlier on Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was reporting that the hunt for a buyer to purchase the Thrashers and keep them in Atlanta had narrowed down to one. The newspaper also reported that True North was still in the picture but neither group had entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Atlanta Spirit — owners of the Thrashers.

    Read more: http://www.canada.com/Report+Thrashe...#ixzz1MqyBRpcC
    Edit: Seeing a lot of reports saying the deal is confirmed, but they got their info from Globe & Mail; however, there are also reports denying that the deal is completed.
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    Confuckinggratulations Winnipeg, the Jets will fly again. Now don't fuck it up again.
    I'm sure both Thrashers fans are devastated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irony View Post
    Confuckinggratulations Winnipeg, the Jets will fly again. Now don't fuck it up again.
    I'm sure both Thrashers fans are devastated.
    Their fan base is so small it's not like it matters much. No one is going to buy a team just to lose money as owners in a failing market, which is why no one will buy the Coyotes and that is something Bettman will have to accept sooner or later.

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    if this does go through, i wonder who will be relocated to the east.. i know detroit would like to, so they won't have to star their games during cst.. but that would kill the chi vs det rivalry.. im thinking columbus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Their fan base is so small it's not like it matters much. No one is going to buy a team just to lose money as owners in a failing market, which is why no one will buy the Coyotes and that is something Bettman will have to accept sooner or later.
    2 people wanted the coyotes, but the goldwater institute threaten lawsuits, i agree though they should be moved.. send them to Seattle or something. or Quebec

    ---------- Post added 2011-05-19 at 11:40 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzzie View Post
    Bruins have to lose. If I see Kaberle life the cup I'm going to vomit.

    i feel the same way if i see Burrows raising it.

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