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So no whistle on Edmundson’s crosscheck and interference.

I don't understand the NHL's penalty standards. At. All.

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JVR
Marner

Rielly played 59 great minutes...shame about that other one.

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Rielly
Bozak

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What the heck do you people have against Gardiner tonight?

I don't see it, either. He certainly hasn't looked any worse than the rest of the team tonight.

Yep, me three. Not sure why he's being singled out tonight anyway.

Overall, though, I think Gardiner's struggling between deferring to his natural tendencies, which are to skate and carry, as opposed to moving and dumping the puck away. I get what Babcock's trying to do but for some players you really just have to let them play to their strengths, and limiting Gardiner's greatest strength, to me, makes no sense.

Perhaps that's it, or perhaps he's less sure of Carrick so he's second-guessing himself and taking a bit longer than normal to process things. He just doesn't look nearly as good as he usually does. Normally on any given night you never know if the best defenceman on the will be Rielly or Gardiner. In the last month or so it's been Rielly, almost every night, by a mile.

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What the heck do you people have against Gardiner tonight?

He's playing okay but nowhere near the way he's capable of playing. He just seems to be reacting slowly, not skating or passing the way he normally does...and it's been a few games where he's been like that. Maybe he's nursing an injury or feeling a bit under the weather, but it's just not his usual game.


EDIT: then proves me wrong on that 4th line shift just now where he suddenly looked like his old self for a moment and turned on the jets.

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Gardiner is looking utterly disinterested in this game. No flow, no energy, head down half the time, passes aren't anywhere near his usual crispness.

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Is Moore injured or is Gauthier just being given a test-drive in that 4C spot?

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CHL & NCAA Hockey / Re: 2018 WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championship)
« on: January 06, 2018, 01:47:21 PM »
Canada's first goal is on a fairly weak defensive play by Liljegren. I hope he doesn't decide to redeem himself until next game....


Dahlin got beat on that rush too. Liljegren just let his guy go to try and tank Rasmus' draft stock so he'll drop to the Leafs.

Not sure that's going to be enough to get him to drop all the way to 31. I suppose every little bit helps.

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CHL & NCAA Hockey / Re: 2018 WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championship)
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:04:37 PM »
Canada's first goal is on a fairly weak defensive play by Liljegren. I hope he doesn't decide to redeem himself until next game....

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:57:45 PM »

For an administration that is so bizarrely clueless, incompetent and petty they've really kicked it up a notch here.

I keep feeling waves of wistful nostalgia for the good ol' Nixon days or the relaxed pleasantness of the Cuban Missile Crisis...good times!

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Marner
The Goat

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Why did we ever let Stralman get away? He was dynamite in that Rangers cup attempt and has been so solid for Tampa. He's the perfect 3-4 defenceman who can even play top pair at a pinch. EDIT: and is right-shot. *sighs*

We needed just a bit more patience back then.  Probably a good thing to keep in mind this season, in fact.

What's nuts is that Calgary and Columbus both basically gave up on him too. And then the Rangers let him go so they could keep Girardi.
I'd forgotten that.

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Why did we ever let Stralman get away? He was dynamite in that Rangers cup attempt and has been so solid for Tampa. He's the perfect 3-4 defenceman who can even play top pair at a pinch. EDIT: and is right-shot. *sighs*

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?  I've seen it used lots on political sites I read.

It's a phrase favoured by the alt-right/Trumpkins to dismiss news stories that have an anti-Trump spin or investigations that take time rather than producing instant results.

Yes, I'm just saying it's been appropriated by our side.
The Ministry of Propaganda approves that appropriation.

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