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ian2
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Well now what to do ,,I guess start posting again,
I have been travelling for a few months so hello all....

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hocke.....-fehr.html

And a song for you all.


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Lighthouse
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I don't like the violence inherent in hockey !

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ian2
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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.


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Lighthouse
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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.

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Ted16
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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

Ted

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ian2
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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.

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warlock
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@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.

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Ted16
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Ian I take your point, you did indeed.

Ted

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Scott
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http://davesgeekyhockey.com/20.....t-cartoon/ via PuckDaddy

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Lighthouse
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Blood on the tracks.

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ian2
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I wondered when Scott would make an appearance o this topic.

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Scott
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Ian, did you get WHL tickets yet? This is what I have to look forward to following U of Vermont:

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warlock
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@scott, quick avatar adjustment cool.

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ian2
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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.

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Scott
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@ 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)

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ian2
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And Lucic just signed a new contract ,hours before the lockout for six mil a year making him
the bruins highest payed player..

Poor owners still crying poor.....

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Scott
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Ian, let me know if the 'nucks have any kids that
play for NCAA teams, especially in Hockey East.

edit- n/m, http://www.hockeysfuture.com/t.....r_canucks/

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Scott
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http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/.....--nhl.html

and the best tweet I've seen...

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ian2
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Scott you might like this one...


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Scott
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I do.

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Scott
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@ Ian

http://blogs.denverpost.com/av.....son/11655/

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ian2
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@Scott

Well the Great One is a glass half full kind of guy.

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/vid.....s/30750900

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Scott
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TGO clearly has too much time on his hands. He needs to stay out of Seattle,
keep kinky daughter off Twitter and get back in the league in some official
capacity. Actually, let Paulina tweet to her hearts content :)

also, http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes......n-lockout/

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Drizzle
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This years Golf so much more Ooh's and Ahh's..than the Hockey!!!!!

http://www.rydercup.com/usa/

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Scott
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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.

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Drizzle
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@Scott.... what was all the BOOING for Luke Donald?????

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Scott
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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.
'
EDIT------------------------------------------------------------------

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.[5]

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.

Personal life

Donald met his future wife, Chicago native Diane Antonopoulos, while attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.[24] He proposed in June 2006, and the couple married on 24 June 2007 in Santorini, Greece.[25][26] They have two daughters. The couple own homes in Northfield, Illinois[27] and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.[28]

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.[29][30] Donald and his wife are also avid collectors of contemporary art.[31]

Donald's father, Colin Donald, died on 8 November 2011,[32] just 3 days before the birth of his son's second daughter, Sophia Ann Grace, on 11 November 2011.[33]

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.

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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.

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Drizzle
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@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' :):)

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Scott
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"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.[21] 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).

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Scott
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@Kate

Article- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10.....wanted=all
Slideshow- http://www.nytimes.com/slidesh.....am_ss.html

and as we've been discussing- http://chicago.cbslocal.com/20.....t-medinah/

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Drizzle
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Lol!!! Eric and I said Trooper would get a load of ribbing Ha!!!

Nottingham too far North for us southerners:) we an manage a basket ball team :)

http://www.thisisplymouth.co.u.....story.html

http://www.thisisplymouth.co.u.....story.html

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Scott
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Go Raiders...

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ian2
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In Canada ,even with the lockout the hot topic is still hockey. LOL :)

Source: http://xkcd.com/1107/

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Xhi
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Hmmm, chart seems to have ignored NASCAR.

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ian2
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The NHL just offered a 50/50 split start playing Nov.2 play all 82 games and finish playoffs in late June.

Now the players will probably say no and submit their own proposal.

Here is a good graphic of the lockout numbers .
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl-lockout/clock/

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Scott
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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.

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ian2
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Scott: Today the nhl lets the fans see the details

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=643570

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=643572

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Scott
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Yup, leaked for propaganda purposes ;)

Ian, did you see the Deadspin article?

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Scott
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http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/.....-ukranger/

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Xhi
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No Hockey? The GNP OF Canada should go up immensely as their citizens will surely be more productive without Hockey to talk about.

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ian2
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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.

http://blogs.theprovince.com/2.....red-wings/

and youtube videos of the games here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheStanchion

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Scott
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Ian, let me know when the Blueshirts are scheduled.
It'll be like old-time hockey, you know, like Ed...

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ian2
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@ Scott tomorrows cbc game is still in the voting stage..

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hocke...../yourpick/

Did you know about this move. No hockey but still major news.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/.....o-brooklyn

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Scott
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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.

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Scott
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http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....%20%20Nets

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Scott
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http://a.espncdn.com/photo/201.....w_1152.jpg

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Lighthouse
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The Deerhunter I do believe.

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Scott
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Oh yes, it was an amazing movie, if not exactly uplifting.

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Lighthouse
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As I recall, a great film, but 3 hours on a very uncomfortable cinema seat.

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Scott
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/interac.....hl-europe/

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Scott
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@ian,
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/.....--nhl.html

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Scott
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Ian ?


via

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Scott
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The only game in town.


http://www.7dvt.com/2012uvm-pep-band

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ian2
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Day 60 of the Lockout ...

BUT the Subway Super Series is in town tonight and in Victoria tomorrow...

http://www.subwaysuperseries.ca/

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ian2
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Its day 80 :(
http://www.thestar.com/sports/.....rs-tuesday

so its come down to UFC welterweight champion GSP vs Ninjas.


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Scott
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There's always Junior hockey :) This is one of the largest tosses to date, from the Calgary Hitmen WHL arena.


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Straspey
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Okay - I'll play

MailOnline - news, sport, celebrity, science and health stories

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 !

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....party.html

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ian2
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@Scott : I am living the dream with our junior team. ;)
The Giants are 7W and 20 L for a commanding hold on last place in the entire WHL...

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Scott
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@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?

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ian2
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@ Scott:
This years potential world junior roster does have quite a few Vancouver locals
it will be another powerhouse squad for this years tourney.

http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/feature/?id=81742

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Scott
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My worst nightmare? Strome and Reinhart turn out to be perennial allstars.

for you, http://www.hockeysfuture.com/a.....prospects/

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Scott
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@Ian, I had never seen this particular clip.
http://snyrangersblog.com/old-.....s-in-1994/

<duck>

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warlock
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http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/

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ian2
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TSN Broadcast Schedule World Juniors

http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/feature/?id=4124

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Scott
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ian2
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Day 92 and looking no better..

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=9678

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Scott
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PuckDaddy

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bubbatie1
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A pennsylvania based company

http://www.erietvnews.com/stor.....ng-lockout

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ian2
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@Scott : Well things are not looking positive..

http://www.usatoday.com/story/.....s/1782863/

But for you here is the tv schedule and rosters for USA Juniors.

http://worldjuniors.usahockey.com/

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ian2
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Team Canada Roster: http://www.hockeycanada.ca/ind.....id/190000/

Team USA Roster : http://worldjuniors.usahockey......ary-roster

Team rosters may still change.

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Scott
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Yup, saw a bit of the USA vs. Sweden game today, we have a couple of kids on both rosters.
Good luck to you guys.

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ian2
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Right back at you Scott; unless its the final Game......

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Scott
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@Mike, the collateral damage this lockout is doing is immense.
They'll sort it our eventually but in the meantime it's a big FU to everyone else.

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ian2
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@Scott : well stayed up til 4am to watch the first Canadian game
9-3 win over Germany , not overly exciting but Ryan Nugent-Hopkins went
1 goal 4 assists.

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ian2
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@ Scott USA 8 Germany 0 same type of game as Canada's

http://www.worldjunior2013.com/

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Scott
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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)

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jcx
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@Scott,
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'.

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ian2
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@Scott well 12 hours or so until the big game .
Wish I could say good luck but I can not so I will leave it at enjoy the game .

Our broadcast starts at 12:30 am game time 1:am PST

http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/story/?id=412629

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Scott
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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.

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Scott
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Deal ! @ 5:08a

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ian2
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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.

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Scott
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Ian, I'm guessing either the 15h (50 games)or 19th (48). Hoping that Center Ice is gratis. Bettman can kiss my ass in Macy's window.
See you in June :)

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warlock
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@Scott, On youtube?

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Scott
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On YouTube, Vimeo and Ustream in living color, that rat bastard.


http://kuklaskorner.com/hockey.....ant-memory

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Scott
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Gulp.

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

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/b.....tanley-cup

And good luck to our W. Pa. members :)

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vistual
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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!

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Scott
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And on a similar note, San Juan will close due to the lack of sun.

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warlock
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@Scott, time to change the topic. Hockey Again:)

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Scott
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Hallelujah !

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ian2
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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.

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Scott
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Pardon my/our enthusiasm. Reverted.

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ian2
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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.

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Scott
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Ian, here's something we can both (all?) agree on:

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warlock
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Was just a joke guys didn't really mean you should do it. Glad you got your hockey back. Go Pens.

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Scott
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ian2
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Maple Leafs did not waste any time they just fired Brian Burke

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Scott
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Because he did or did not want to take Luongo off your hands?

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ian2
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Not sure , but they followed the Canucks timeline and made Dave Nonis the GM.

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Scott
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See five posts above....

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jcx
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All this lockout biz is helping to erase the memory
of the last Stanley cup fiasco! Much; < Boston vs BC>? Aah!.
Yawn,. Aah!. (sleep erythema)?

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Scott
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Replace Payday Lenders with Player Agents and NHL GMs
Blue Seat Blogs

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ian2
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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%
https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie

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Scott
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Hooray for Slats.

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ian2
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@ Scott : Well the Canucks have no worries about the fans returning.

Last nights practice had an attendance of over 8000 at Rogers Arena.

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Scott
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I am not used to, nor do I care to be, a favorite in a pre-season poll.

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ian2
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But Scott you have Rick Nash and everyone knows his track record.
Rick Nash makes Rangers Cup favorites. ;)

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Scott
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See point above, you should know it all too well.
I would rather surprise folks and be all stealthy and such.

Neither of our teams will have that luxury.

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ian2
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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........

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warlock
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http://triblive.com/sports/pen.....z2IH3sOfe6 Filled the arena here last night.

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Scott
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I'll trade you Nash (Steve, Rick & Graham) and the Coyotes for a franchise in Hamilton.

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Scott
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@Warlock- there is a small Laval contingent here in Burl, big time Mario/Pens fans.

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warlock
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Only posted FYI after seeing Ians post above. Not as fanatical as you guy's but still watch games.

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ian2
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Scott make it Steve ,Rick , and Martin Nash and its a deal Phoenix to Hamilton

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Scott
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I'd say there's a 60-80% the next champ is one of our three teams.
Winner buys the others trading cards ;)

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ian2
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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.

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warlock
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Pens all the way here Ian. But what do I have to do with your wager?

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Scott
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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 :)

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Scott
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https://twitter.com/DNFlyers

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ian2
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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.

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warlock
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Thanks for including me, I guess. Anyway, about 25 miles from the Burgh.

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Scott
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(trading cards were not meant to be taken literally)

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Scott
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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."

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=413838

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jcx
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@Scott-If this happens I'll eat my shorts!

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Scott
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http://www.cafepress.com/+edible+boxers

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jcx
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@ Scott- whimping out already I see..
@ warlock- Wat will u eat?

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ian2
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I will assume jcx wrote in spanish so I am in this bet.

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ian2
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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.

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Lighthouse
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Ooh, you shouldn't go into enclosed places, with lots of strangers.

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warlock
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http://www.google.com/imgres?i.....8;dur=1220

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Scott
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Very nice Ian, nothing beats the real thing.

We're playing your second favorite team, the B's, tonight ;)

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Scott
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ian2
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Scott:

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Scott
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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.

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Scott
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jcx
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@ Scott- @ least there improving!
went right over the Ref"s head hitting a poge..
Agree on "How to play goal"; you'll never stop the Leaf's!

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ian2
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First long weekend of the year here.
Starting today with Hockey Day in Canada .A full day celebration of Hockey plus 3 games on the CBC
http://tinyurl.com/bdvozwa
Ending with Family Day on Monday.

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ian2
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Condor disrupting Anthem.


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ian2
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Well Season is 25% done biggest surprise might be just how bad Washington is
and a close second Vancouver still has two goalies with Luongo being the best in the league Crazy.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/standin.....8;type=CON

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Scott
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jcx
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@ 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!

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jcx
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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)!!

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ian2
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Well game 1 of Hockey day in America was a good one 4-3 Pitts over Buff

LA vs Chicago next
Then to cap off my day St.Louis vs My Canucks at 6pm PST

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ian2
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Yes Hockey is popular in Canada ;P

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Straspey
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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:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02.....wanted=all

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Scott
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Yes, Marty is a very special player. His sister-in-law agrees.

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ian2
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@Straspey
“Playing goal is not fun,” Ken Dryden,

But as Luongo says

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Straspey
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Here's another story which may be of interest to the hockey fans here:

"Islanders Reach Inevitable End with DiPietro and Waive Him"

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02.....ietro.html

And:

"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.

http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes......ref=sports

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ian2
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Yes Straspey the coverage here in Vancouver was all over that ,,,OH but wait ,,,

Then Luongo let in eight.

NOmore Dipietro news here Son!!!!

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ian2
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@Scott : Memories : Third anniversary of the Golden Goal Feb.28/2010
Replay video from Five telecasts.


This second video is from behind the net ,a fans perspective.
Some language is adult in nature.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js0PbvcIDcM

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ian2
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Scott we get the Philly vs Ranger game then the Canucks vs Sharks today ,

Excellent viewing while I build my new computer.

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Scott
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Nice. It's one of the better rivalries in the East.

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ian2
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RIP Stompin Tom Conners :


and another

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ian2
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yes scott that is a nice piece they did there yours stopped working but this one does


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jcx
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"Hey u guys" jst cause were moving to discourse wont get you off the
hook Stanley cup's still gonna b 1 2 remember.. Ha! 4 me not yous'e!
[Wanna make it double helpings]? mm..

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