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The schedule is going to be a real shoehorn show from here on out.

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Let everyone recover from Covid then break them with 4 games a week for weeks on end

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: January 05, 2022, 10:26:11 AM »
Alright folks, let’s get your captions in

I'm not really afraid of the vaccine.

It's just a little prick.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: December 29, 2021, 06:56:40 PM »
I kinda get the no alcohol thing, alcohol lowers inhibitions and distancing etc so early closure means less drinking theoretically.

I cannot for the life of me work out what the difference in watching a movie at 6pm in the cinema and the same movie in the same screen at 8.30pm might be though.

Maybe the new strain of the virus only comes out after dark. 

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: December 29, 2021, 05:45:45 PM »
None of these stupid rules and decisions from all sides make any sense anymore.

There’s a great one in Ireland where cinemas have to close at 8pm.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: December 23, 2021, 04:11:44 PM »
Personally, I think the World Cup of Hockey has slid down the scale of being anything close to meaningful hockey. After the last bastardization of it, it sort of feels like the tournament version of the NHL All-Star weekend. Sadly, the Olympics is really the only version of Best-on Best that matters.

How is that different from any other best-on-best tournament, other than the fact that weaker countries aren't being represented? I don't need to see countries like Canada, the US, Russia, etc., beat up on Latvia, Denmark, etc. I want to see the best countries go head to head against each other. Those are the games that are actually entertaining. Give me a tournament that only has the top 6-8 countries - even if that means a European/International team that has the best players from the rest of the world. Get rid of the filler teams.

You may not want to see Canada beat up on Latvia etc, but as a fan of GB who have fought tooth and nail to get into that top group GB deserve to be there and playing those teams as they’ve earned it. Which is how an international tournament should be. Open to whoever earns a place.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: December 21, 2021, 11:32:55 AM »
Do Spezza’s games count against his suspension too? (Unless he’d missed his 4 already?)

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: December 20, 2021, 09:44:12 AM »
Should have kept the Canadian division for another season.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: December 17, 2021, 06:03:05 AM »

I think we need to be careful looking at SOuth Africa and thinking the same will necessarily happen in Canada (or in my case the UK/Ireland) as South Africa is in its summer and obviously we know respiratory illnesses impact different depending on seasons

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: December 17, 2021, 05:59:26 AM »
Pause the league for a few weeks, cancel the Olympics, reschedule all games during that break, and carry on.

This seems common sensical and blatantly obvious.

So it won't happen.

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I think to be going into games against highly potent offensive teams like Edmonton while down some key players and being able to play to our structure and claim a 5-1 win is another good sign in the evolution of this team.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: December 12, 2021, 03:40:02 PM »
Yes, fair point. A lot of the reason cited by many for them choosing to play in Italy at some point in their career is that heritage.

It’s the same reason for a lot of Canadian guys with Irish heritage coming to play in Belfast late in their careers

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: December 12, 2021, 03:23:00 PM »
The chinese Olympic team will consist mostly of North Americans (such as Jake Chelios) who have been given Chinese passports solely for the purpose of competing in the Olympics - even though Chinese law prohibits dual citizenship.

Isn't that more or less what happens at most Olympics anyway? As far as I remember, the host teams in Korea and Italy were also made up of Canadians with dubious claims to citizenship too.

I think that the Italian team is pretty much always like that. (They have played against the GB side in several tournaments over the last few years and that has been the make up of their roster). So generally the guys they pick have played for the side for a while and even a lot of them play or have played in the Italian or Alps leagues.

This one is a bit different in just being a roster for this tournament who will likely never previously have and never likely will play for them again


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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: December 12, 2021, 08:56:13 AM »
It’s already a bit of a joke of a tournament


The International Olympic Committee and the IIHF have decided to allow China to ice a team in the men’s 2022 Olympic Winter Games ice hockey tournament. However, China will not have to use its real national team, which flits between the bottom couple of tiers of the world champs

The chinese Olympic team will consist mostly of North Americans (such as Jake Chelios) who have been given Chinese passports solely for the purpose of competing in the Olympics - even though Chinese law prohibits dual citizenship.

China’s team will basically be Kunlun Red Star, a Chinese owned club playing in the Russian KHL and filled with non-Chinese players.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: December 12, 2021, 06:34:32 AM »
Incoming strongly worded tweet about journalism by the Coyotes lol

Just came to post the same thing.

Les Coyotes Quebecois.


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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: December 11, 2021, 02:08:46 PM »
I got upgraded to 5G+ today so now I can communicate directly with the fridge.

Got my third/booster does at a walk in centre cos it was open beside the football ground I was attending a match at so just wandered in.

Got Pfizer this time to go with my two initial AZ doses.

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