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    All sorts of odds for the upcoming season: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...medium=twitter
    Highlights:
    To win their division:
    Toronto +550 (I would bet that)
    Columbus +2000 (lol)
    Vancouver EVEN (Pretty good indication of the joke that is the NW)
    Hart:
    Toews 20/1 (I'd bet the hell out of that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    Vancouver EVEN (Pretty good indication of the joke that is the NW)
    Or maybe we're just that good?
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    Chill down, have a kitten.
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    I'm sure there is someone out there who sees fire and thinks "that could be fun."

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    2011-2012

    1. Vancouver
    9. Calgary
    11. Colorado
    12. Minnesota
    14. Edmonton

    2010-2011

    1. Vancouver
    10. Calgary
    12. Minnesota
    14. Colorado
    15. Edmonton

    2009-2010

    3. Vancouver
    8. Colorado
    10. Calgary
    13. Minnesota
    15. Edmonton

    2008-2009

    3. Vancouver
    5. Calgary
    9. Minnesota
    11. Edmonton
    15. Colorado

    2007-2008 was the last time 3 NW teams made the playoffs in the same year (and the Canucks didn't). The Canucks (in the 4 years listed above) were 66-22-8 against their own division. You could argue they're just that good, or you could look at the numbers. There will always be times where divisions are weaker/stronger, just happens that the last few years, the Canucks were in one of the weak divisions. When you get to play 18 games against teams that finish in the bottom 10 in the whole league, you're bound to wind up with a few more wins than some other teams who only get 4 or 1 game against those same teams.

    There's no denying the Canucks are a good team, I just think they're often one of the overrated teams because of their regular season success (and not translating into postseason success) due to playing in a weak conference the last few seasons. The shortened season should be good for them, though - they tend to hit their stride in the middle of the season, which would be ideal this year.

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    We beat them in divisional last year, YEAHHHHH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoma View Post
    They wouldn't make that deal with Hodgson, because we don't have him anymore.
    I forgot you traded him to Barfallo for a really mediocre player.

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    Any word on players ratifying yet? I thought that was supposed to happen today or some crap in order for the season to start next Saturday? (I also could be very wrong).

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    From what I was understanding, they started voting on it last night, but its not expected to be done until tomorrow. If approved tomorrow then everything would open up/start on Sunday I think.

    I'm not 100% on that, but its what I gathered last time I looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanillaO View Post
    Any word on players ratifying yet? I thought that was supposed to happen today or some crap in order for the season to start next Saturday? (I also could be very wrong).
    The approval process for the union is a 36 hour window since there are a tad more than the 30 folks voting as compared to who voted in the BOG meeting. Voting started yesterday and wraps up Saturday morning at 8am EST at which point the final stuff just needs to be signed and teams can officially start team organized camps. Schedules have been given to the teams to analyze in case they need to make any emergency adjustments. Those should become public early next week or maybe on Sunday.

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    Burke for Commish, make it happen.

    Player ratification vote: 667 yes, 12 no - 98.2 percent. 679 of 763 players voted (89 percent)
    Once the MoU is signed the new CBA will be in place, finally
    Last edited by Garbles; 2013-01-12 at 10:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanillaO View Post
    2011-2012

    1. Vancouver
    9. Calgary
    11. Colorado
    12. Minnesota
    14. Edmonton

    2010-2011

    1. Vancouver
    10. Calgary
    12. Minnesota
    14. Colorado
    15. Edmonton

    2009-2010

    3. Vancouver
    8. Colorado
    10. Calgary
    13. Minnesota
    15. Edmonton

    2008-2009

    3. Vancouver
    5. Calgary
    9. Minnesota
    11. Edmonton
    15. Colorado

    2007-2008 was the last time 3 NW teams made the playoffs in the same year (and the Canucks didn't). The Canucks (in the 4 years listed above) were 66-22-8 against their own division. You could argue they're just that good, or you could look at the numbers. There will always be times where divisions are weaker/stronger, just happens that the last few years, the Canucks were in one of the weak divisions. When you get to play 18 games against teams that finish in the bottom 10 in the whole league, you're bound to wind up with a few more wins than some other teams who only get 4 or 1 game against those same teams.

    There's no denying the Canucks are a good team, I just think they're often one of the overrated teams because of their regular season success (and not translating into postseason success) due to playing in a weak conference the last few seasons. The shortened season should be good for them, though - they tend to hit their stride in the middle of the season, which would be ideal this year.
    The North East is gonna suck for a while. Boston is the only good team in the division, Buffalo isn't going to make the playoffs, the Leafs need a goalie, Montreal needs offense as well as defense and they need to get rid of Gionta and Gomez and Ottawa is two or three injured players away from being bottom feeders in the whole conference that is how little depth they have in the organization.

    The South East division will be an interesting race, Carolina has depth up front and a Cup winning, Vezina capable goalie, any trades they make in order to make the playoffs this year will be for their blue line, unfortunately they don't have a lot in the system to give up in terms of prospects in order to make a splash for a top 2 defender and a top 4 is going to cost a lot. Winnipeg and Florida probably won't make the playoffs this year.

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    Ray Emerys new mask

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    That's a pretty odd looking mask, haha!

    So looking forward to the Hawks opening their season against the current Stanley Cup Champions! Will be a great game though, not to bet against my Hawks, but I think LA will take it at home with Quick in net.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-12 at 08:56 PM ----------

    Also, there's this....

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    Saw that.
    Cool on him starting his cup-winning season like that.

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    FULL SEASON SCHEDULES ARE NOW LIVE & READY TO BE VIEWED!!!!

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=8...id=DL|NHL|home
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knails View Post
    FULL SEASON SCHEDULES ARE NOW LIVE & READY TO BE VIEWED!!!!

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=8...id=DL|NHL|home
    Yay! Gogo Sharks! Finally.

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    Not sure if it's been mentioned, it looks like inter-conference games only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbles View Post
    [vid=youtube;6lX2eXrW45I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lX2eXrW45I[/video]

    The real Kovalchuk dance.

    You can tell WoW changed the MMO for good when players started complaining about the amount of time they sink, into a time sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knails View Post
    FULL SEASON SCHEDULES ARE NOW LIVE & READY TO BE VIEWED!!!!

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=8...id=DL|NHL|home
    Woo, time to try and plan what games I want to go to.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-13 at 10:12 AM ----------

    Scott Gomez is done in Montreal. He isn't even going to be playing for their AHL team. They have told him to stay home and they are going to just eat his entire salary this season until they can buy him out in the summer. Yikes.

    Trade market is officially open (well it opened at midnight). Boucher traded from Carolina back to Philly.
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