Hockey! NHL, KHL, AHL, and Every Other HL

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Post by Octavia (?) » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:25 pm

I can't play hockey or watch hockey, so I'm bringing hockey to Animal Crossing

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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:28 pm

Now this makes me wish I could customize a sabertooth tiger fossil to be painted mustard yellow.
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Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:29 am

Rumors are flying around that Dustin Byfuglien is retiring. I'll always remember him for his amazing performance in the 2010 SCF, especially this hit on Pronger in the finals. :allears:

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Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:56 pm

10 years ago today! :allears:

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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Mon May 04, 2020 5:30 pm

The Preds and the NHL overall are really getting desperate for content.
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Tue May 26, 2020 6:24 pm

Who's ready for some summer hockey? :amazing:

Short version: The regular season's over. 24 teams are going to the playoffs, with the top two teams in each division automatically getting in, playing a round robin set to determine seeding order. The next eight teams in each conference will play a best-of-5 series against each other in a qualifying round, with the winners advancing to face the divisional top two from earlier. The playoffs proceed from there, and while the length of each series in the first and second round isn't yet set, the ECF and WCF as well as the finals will be the usual best-of-7.

The Sabres, Devils, Senators, Red Wings, Ducks, Kings, and Sharks are out. Teams miraculously squeaking in under this scheme (whereas they would've been out had the NHL taken the usual division top three and conference wild cards) are the Isles, Rangers, Panthers, Habs, Canucks, Wild, Coyotes, and Hawks.

All these games will be played in one "host city" each for the East and West, which have yet to be chosen. Also as yet to be decided are the dates of these games, though Bettman says they'll be in "the summer into the early fall."

I'm really not sure this is the best idea, overall. Does the league really need to play game after game to what'll almost certainly be an empty arena? If the playoffs were canceled entirely, this wouldn't be the first time the Cup went unawarded due to a pandemic. It'd save the players and team staff from having to be sequestered for what might be a couple of months as well, but who knows; maybe the NHLPA is genuinely okay with this.
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Post by Octavia (?) » Tue May 26, 2020 11:11 pm

Now would be the perfect time for the Leafs to finally win it all, just so every non-Leafs fan would brush it off, saying "yeah but that championship doesn't REALLY count." :lol:
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Post by The Doctor (?) » Wed May 27, 2020 12:57 am

If the players are OK with it, I say go for it. They were so close to the end of the season, it doesn't seem right not to award the cup.

And go Avs!

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