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2022-23 NHL Thread

Started by CarltonTheBear, August 11, 2022, 12:12:46 PM

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CarltonTheBear



herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Zee

And you thought the Leafs had goalie problems eh?

Arn

Quote from: Zee on August 11, 2022, 01:28:33 PM
And you thought the Leafs had goalie problems eh?

And guess who Vegas most senior available goalie for the start of the season currently is?

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/14727/michael-hutchinson
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

L K

Minnesota's response to having a thin blue lien t-shirt was to say "we understand it has different meanings to different people".  Holy hell hockey really is just as cesspool of garbage takes


Joe

#7
There's a whole narrative going around Twitter right now that Gretzky is no big deal and if he played now he'd be nowhere near those numbers.

Clearly this gen z hot take crew never actually saw him play.

bustaheims

Quote from: Joe on August 13, 2022, 12:42:40 PM
There's a whole narrative going around Twitter right now that Gretzky is now big deal and if he played now he'd be nowhere near those numbers.

Clearly this gen z hot takes never actually saw him play.

I can only imagine the kinds of numbers he'd put up with today's equipment, training, etc.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Joe

The funny thing is this counter narrative that Matthews goals means nothing because in today's NHL there's virtually no contact so there's no way he could have scored this many goals in the 70s or 80s because for every goal he'd have 20 bruises. You know there era where every team seemed to have a 40-50 goal scorer.

princedpw

I think it is kind of pointless to compare guys who played 30-40 years apart.  Exactly what would happen if Gretzky time travelled from the 80s to the modern day, had a 2-year training period with 11 specialist coaches to get ready, and then lined up opposite McDavid ... we'll, I dunno but I find the thought experiment pointless.   Basically, Gretzky optimized himself with the resources available and for the style of play that existed when he played the game. Relative to his peers, offensively, he dominated for a long time and more thoroughly than anybody else.

Heroic Shrimp

Quote from: bustaheims on August 13, 2022, 04:44:59 PM
Quote from: Joe on August 13, 2022, 12:42:40 PM
There's a whole narrative going around Twitter right now that Gretzky is now big deal and if he played now he'd be nowhere near those numbers.

Clearly this gen z hot takes never actually saw him play.

I can only imagine the kinds of numbers he'd put up with today's equipment, training, etc.
Conversely, though, he'd also be going up against players and goalies with today's equipment, training, etc.
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herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag