No Hockey Again(155 posts)
There may be some but I disagree with the term inherent,
plus the violence is nothing compared with the violence of soccer fans.
Here is what some consider to be the greatest game ever played.
I detest soccer anyway, but think that soccer matches should be attended by home fans only (as it was in the old days). End of problem.
And you can only get in with a season ticket (plus a guest, if you have one, who is then your responsibility)
Ticket easily revoked.
Ian2 Sorry you are going to miss your sport but the Greatest game ever ? :) I find it only just slightly less boring than Basketball. But each to there own and it is just a personal opinion. I like F1 & Nascar my brother can't stand them but likes Motor Bike racing so there you go.
Incidentally if Ice Hockey not violent, why the need for a Sin Bin LOL
Sports fans all have there favourite sport, and then some people do not like sports at all ,
but they were probably victims of poor parenting. ;)
Ted: I obviously meant the greatest hockey game ever.
@ian2, From Pittsburgh Pa. area. We usually have a pretty good team but, I don't watch much. Too many games just like baseball and basketball, season is too long anyway. Today will be watching NASCAR and Steelers football.
Our Giants play as much as the Canucks Used to.....
Vancouver Giants Home Schedule
All times Eastern
September 21, 2012 Victoria Royals at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
September 28, 2012 Everett Silvertips at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
September 30, 2012 Spokane Chiefs at Vancouver Giants 7:00 p.m.
October 5, 2012 Medicine Hat Tigers at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
October 7, 2012 Victoria Royals at Vancouver Giants 7:00 p.m.
October 12, 2012 Seattle Thunderbirds at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
October 20, 2012 Calgary Hitmen at Vancouver Giants 10:00 p.m.
October 24, 2012 Brandon Wheat Kings at Vancouver Giants 10:00 p.m.
October 26, 2012 Victoria Royals at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
November 9, 2012 Portland Winterhawks at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
November 11, 2012 Prince George Cougars at Vancouver Giants 7:00 p.m.
November 16, 2012 Regina Pats at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
November 18, 2012 Saskatoon Blades at Vancouver Giants 7:00 p.m.
November 28, 2012 Moose Jaw Warriors at Vancouver Giants 10:00 p.m.
December 1, 2012 Tri-City Americans at Vancouver Giants 10:00 p.m.
December 7, 2012 Swift Current Broncos at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
December 9, 2012 Kamloops Blazers at Vancouver Giants 7:00 p.m.
December 14, 2012 Prince George Cougars at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
December 28, 2012 Kelowna Rockets at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
December 30, 2012 Prince George Cougars at Vancouver Giants 7:00 p.m.
January 2, 2013 Kamloops Blazers at Vancouver Giants 8:00 p.m.
January 12, 2013 Kelowna Rockets at Vancouver Giants 10:00 p.m.
January 16, 2013 Tri-City Americans at Vancouver Giants 10:00 p.m.
January 18, 2013 Victoria Royals at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
January 20, 2013 Everett Silvertips at Vancouver Giants 7:00 p.m.
January 30, 2013 Prince Albert Raiders at Vancouver Giants 10:00 p.m.
February 1, 2013 Kelowna Rockets at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
February 11, 2013 Portland Winterhawks at Vancouver Giants 5:00 p.m.
February 13, 2013 Kamloops Blazers at Vancouver Giants 10:00 p.m.
February 22, 2013 Kamloops Blazers at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
February 24, 2013 Seattle Thunderbirds at Vancouver Giants 5:00 p.m.
March 1, 2013 Lethbridge Hurricanes at Vancouver Giants 10:30 p.m.
March 3, 2013 Everett Silvertips at Vancouver Giants 7:00 p.m.
March 9, 2013 Victoria Royals at Vancouver Giants 10:00 p.m.
March 10, 2013 Prince George Cougars at Vancouver Giants 7:00 p.m.
March 16, 2013 Vancouver Giants at Kelowna Rockets 10:05 p.m.
@ warlock, I was gonna use this one but didn't want to jinx a team that has enough bad luck: ;)
@ian, NYR have some interesting WHL prospects, good luck to Giants. (Lucic is a god in Beantown)
Oh, it was so much fun Kate !
Not so much the result ;), but for the camaraderie,
the format, for the pseudo nationalistic pride.
I can and have always watched the Ryder Cup.
And as great of a viewing event as it is, it can't hold a
thimble of emotion compared to hockey's Stanley Cup;
which is no less than two months of sheer terror.
It was Luuuuuuuuu-ing which he gets during regular tournaments too.
Most of these guys have moved to the US Or went to university here and get along quite
well with the fans and media. I know Rory just sold his home in Ireland and is here to stay.
As for Luke, from Wiki:
Coming from England, he joined College Prospects of America, a service also employed by golfer Martin Laird, which created a résumé for him and sent it to all the major colleges and universities in the United States. Several coaches responded, including Wally Goodwin at Stanford University. Goodwin recruited Donald to join his golf squad, but Donald was not admitted to the university.
Donald subsequently took a golf scholarship at Northwestern University in 1997, where he studied art theory and practice, and became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Donald met his future wife, Chicago native Diane Antonopoulos, while attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He proposed in June 2006, and the couple married on 24 June 2007 in Santorini, Greece. They have two daughters. The couple own homes in Northfield, Illinois and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Donald studied art theory and practice in college, and enjoys painting and drawing when not on tour. In 2002, one of his oil paintings was auctioned by the PGA Tour for charity. Donald and his wife are also avid collectors of contemporary art.
Donald's father, Colin Donald, died on 8 November 2011, just 3 days before the birth of his son's second daughter, Sophia Ann Grace, on 11 November 2011.
His brother Christian Donald caddied for him through to 2009.
Donald was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to golf.
Kate, think of your (or Eric's) favorite golfer who is under 50 y/o. Check Wiki and I'll bet 50% went to school here.
@Scott ....Thank you, we kept saying, why are they Boooing :):) when he must be so well known with local clubs, and we also thought why was nobody commenting Doh!!!!!!!! now we understand....( Must get the old ears cleaned out LOL!!!!)
Hope Rory looks after the 'bent elbow', would be such a shame to see his talent wasted, and hope he has bought a' USA Time piece' :):)
"In late 2004, at age 15, he signed a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at East Tennessee State University, but after his wins in 2005, he decided to forgo the golf scholarship and continue to play amateur golf in Europe. McIlroy shot an opening round of 3-under-par 68 at the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie, his first major championship entry. He shot +5 overall and was the highest finishing amateur, winning the silver medal."
From wiki as well.
I know he sold his home in N.I. and has settled here,
just haven't seen or checked where (likely Florida).
Ian, let the real negociations begin, this is a start, not the end.
With the NHL as your partner I believe nothing, trust no
one until the ink is dry. They're bastards of the worst kind.
You would think so if you were not Canadian ,
The reality is that the sports networks still talk hockey most of the time.
They also show reruns of olympic games canada/russia series .
Sports talk radio here is mostly hockey.
As for live hockey we have major junior and AHL games to go to.
But,, for the truly crazy we have the fake NHL.
Two links here just to show you all.
and youtube videos of the games here:
I miss Grapes in drapes, this Steven & Chris show is killing me :)
I did read that. There's a huge, huge Russian presence in Brooklyn and
I don't just mean the owner of the Nets, the arena. This shoot yourself
in the foot disease is contagious. More like shoot yourself in the head.
Okay - I'll play
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Wednesday, Dec 05 2012
Naked ice hockey, an orgy in the penalty box and drinking in the showers: What REALLY went on at Boston University hockey team’s notorious Agganis Arena party
The debauched details emerged following a Boston University report on the 'culture of sexual entitlement' by its hockey players
Confidential part of the report paints a worrying picture of the attitude of some of the university's hockey players towards sex
One player told investigators: 'You don’t ask [permission for sex] when you are drunk'
Some hockey players at the university boast about their sexual exploits on Facebook
Lurid details have emerged of the sexual antics of university hockey players at a controversial championship party - which includes students having sex in the penalty box.
The debauched details emerged after Boston University released a report on the 'culture of sexual entitlement' by its hockey players.
Many of the details of the investigation - which includes tales of sexual debauchery - were only revealed in confidential subcommittee reports.
Read all about it !
@Ian. It could be worse, you could have been a fan of Portland. Geez.
For me, I root for whatever team has a Rangers prospect. Alas, V'ver does not :(
Nervously watching your twitter feed today?
Howdy Ian. The NHL Network (the same one you guys have) has been showing all of the games here. We get CBC, RDS and CTV but no TSN.
Go Team !
edit- the games are on so early I really feel for you if you're watching live.
Junior hockey isn't very big in the States. Teens are more apt to go the NCAA route and we have a Division I team here, 5 miles away, as you know. As far as the tournament on TV goes, the ratings are so low, there are more moose in Manitoba than US viewers.
(we're only 90 miles from Montreal, even less to Sherbrooke and some of the Eastern Township cities where the 'Q' thrives)
I thought u r in Vermont?
I also thought there r thousands of moose in
Manitoba, maybe It's tme 4 another lock out eh?
(I didn't say that)back to my Canadian club..
@bubbatie1, (like yr avatar, it's the Mozilla fox chewing
up internet explorer).
Ya'll like the NZ-black sticks?
BTW@ Ian2 (Ice Hockey is the best game)!
@ Lh to quote Vistmike 'why bother'.
Ian, I just watched the game in fast forward, it's amazing how fast they skate ;)
It seemed to be a fairly lopsided decision and I hope that makes it more palatable.
At least we're on the same side for NHL matters.
Yes !! After 16 hours of negotiations with a federal mediator, the NHL and Players' Association have reached a tentative deal to end the 113 day lockout.
But the league's 30 owners and around 740 players still have to vote on the deal.
What do you think Scott , NHL Games by the 26th ??? my guess., Yours ?
Edit:: now they say between the 15th and 19th.
Pittsburgh Penguins -- 8-1
New York Rangers -- 17-2
Vancouver Canucks -- 9-1
Los Angeles Kings -- 12-1
Philadelphia Flyers -- 12-1
Chicago Blackhawks -- 14-1
Boston Bruins -- 16-1
Detroit Red Wings -- 16-1
St. Louis Blues -- 16-1
Minnesota Wild -- 18-1
San Jose Sharks -- 20-1
Carolina Hurricanes -- 22-1
Washington Capitals -- 22-1
Buffalo Sabres -- 25-1
Edmonton Oilers -- 25-1
Nashville Predators -- 28-1
Tampa Bay Lightning -- 28-1
Montreal Canadiens -- 30-1
New Jersey Devils -- 30-1
Toronto Maple Leafs -- 30-1
Anaheim Ducks -- 40-1
Colorado Avalanche -- 40-1
Dallas Stars -- 40-1
Florida Panthers -- 40-1
Ottawa Senators -- 40-1
Phoenix Coyotes -- 40-1
Calgary Flames -- 50-1
Winnipeg Jets -- 50-1
New York Islanders -- 66-1
Columbus Blue Jackets -- 100-1
And good luck to our W. Pa. members :)
hate to be the bearer of bad news but ....
"Economy forces continued lockout due to shortage of pucks, mouthpieces, and cups. Many will be left wondering if this will ever end after a shocking announcement of the continued lockout. ....
donations of used athletic supporters, socks, mouth pieces, etc.. have been pouring in to help replenish the stock of supplies and gear in hopes of rearending the lockout ..."
association of hockey and tennis federation of national lockout status bureaus united
this is not fair! this is crazy man!
I agree with your " Hallelujah ! " Scott
But I must take some minor issue with the renaming of the Topic.!!!!!
I do think that such a change of name takes away from the fact that
this topic was started because there was no hockey and you and I are
the only reason this has become a five page topic.
I do think though that if any one else would like to start a Hockey Again Thread I
will fully support it and Contribute.
That said Please change it back to the original name.
No problem Scott
I just felt the integrity of the thread was lost with a name change.
I wish you and your Rangers all the best in this short 95ish season and
congrats to your Juniors.
edit: for those that do not know the Rangers were Stanleys Champs in 94
then there was Bettmans first work stoppage and the above mentioned
Rangers never got on track, once the half season began.
In fact needing one win on the second last day of 95 just to make the playoffs
failed to do so, and probably led the way for the Devils Cup Win!!!
Sorry for that year Scott.
Jan 15 2013 11:30 am PST
So because of this.
The NHLPA is not happy with the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers decisions to send Scott Gomez and Wade Redden respectively home to wait for a buyout at the end of the season.
The nhl have amended the CBA to allow teams one contract buy out right now as opposed to end of the season.
Teams have until Saturday and I think will be allowed to save up to one third of the players salary.
edit: nope save 100%
But Scott its Nash not steve but rick !!!!!
anyway just some friendly banter
I still cant believe we are filling the lower bowl of Rogers arena again tonight for a scrimmage.
Only in Canada........
Well if Warlock is really a Pa guy ,not philly, then sure I am in but
you know Scott the season is in conference only and unless one were to pay attention
one might miss the new breed of oiler. The sleeper team of the west.
Ian, some great kids over in Edmonton, from RNH to Nail. And there will always be a special place in my heart for the group forever know as Edmonton-East that helped win in '94. Sorry to bring that up.
Maybe you get yours this year? It's a
long short season :)
Oh Scott yes the Oilers 2.0 East did break my Canuck heart in 94
Damn you for opening such an old wound ,,,, LOL
And warlock I just thought you were in or near Pittsburgh
other than that I saw no reason not to include you in our fake wager.
NHL on TSN predicts Penguins will beat Kings for Stanley Cup
"With the puck drop on the 2012-13 NHL season just days away, the NHL on TSN panel put their predictions on the line, as well as listed who their surprise teams were heading into the season.
The panel, which included TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, as well as analysts Ray Ferraro and Aaron Ward, forecast that the Pittsburgh Penguins would overcome the Los Angeles Kings to win the Stanley Cup."
Well I went to Game 1 on Saturday OUCH it was on the scoreboard and ticket price.
But they gave away free beer and the concessions were mostly all items for one dollar.
Some photos , low quality ,from my dumb phone, but at least on par with the game itself.
Well, there's a saga that will get a lot worse before it gets better.
I picked a good 'nucks game to watch last night, eh? Anyone not indoctrinated
to the game of hockey would have fallen in love with the sport after seeing that.
@ Ian- Got z to love them British Canadians eh!
Glad all I have 2 play is street hockey now I live in the S-pacific, cheaper
& less complicated.
BTW: Lighthouse u thnk hockey's violent try skateboarding 1 day!
Ha! I really don't expect Lh to answer that!
@ Ian correction @ Britt canadian & British Colombians.
must b summit wif me grammar.
Cant wait 4 the Stanley cup & watching you 3 eating those fabulous things!
(Especially after Iv'e done sme things, to them)!!
For those who have been participating in this thread, the following article scheduled to appear in the print version of this Sunday's New York Times may be of interest to you:
"How Come Martin Brodeur Is Still So Good?"
February 21, 2013
The best hockey player in the New York area right now is also one of the greatest hockey players ever, and he’s a Methuselah, a 40-year-old in a sport where pro careers typically last five or six years. Martin Brodeur, now in his 20th season with the New Jersey Devils, has played so well for so long that even hockey people have tended to take him a little for granted. He’s hardly an unknown, but he would be more fussed over and wondered at if he didn’t play in Newark and if his position were not the lowly, unglamorous one of goalie.
“Playing goal is not fun,” Ken Dryden, the Hall of Fame goalie for the Montreal Canadiens, wrote in a memoir. “It is a grim, humorless position, largely uncreative, requiring little physical movement, giving little physical pleasure in return.” While his teammates zip around, the goalie lumbers, weighed down by his cumbrous equipment, and he spends the whole game by himself, down at one end of the rink, within easy earshot of heckling fans, in front of a red light that flashes on whenever he fails and lets a goal slip by. He has flurries of activity, but a lot of the time he just watches and worries. There’s very little he can do to win a game, and mostly he hopes only not to lose it.
You can read the full-length article at the following link:
Here's another story which may be of interest to the hockey fans here:
"Islanders Reach Inevitable End with DiPietro and Waive Him"
"DiPietro Timeline: A Promising Career Derailed by Injuries"
The Islanders waived the 31-year-old goaltender Rick DiPietro on Friday. DiPietro, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 draft, has struggled to live up to expectations in a career troubled by injuries. Below is a timeline of his career.
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