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It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/11/2007 8:08:52 PM   
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All right, all you rubber-puck chewing sports fans, it's time for another year of that wonderful ice game. ( no, not curling)
So go ahead, let's see all your wild and crazy predictions for this year. Mine will be for the Habs to go to the semi-finals. Any takers?
Also, anybody ever played the Statis-Pro series of board sports games? ( chiefly Football and Baseball)


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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/12/2007 12:30:46 AM   
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How are the Habs going to make it that far if they can't score any goals?

Well, I think this is the year San Jose finally breaks through (probably over Detroit in the West). In the finals, they will meet up with Ottawa (over either Pittsburgh or, crazily enough, the Rangers, whoever plays some defense). And when it's all said and done the Senators will win the cup in 7.


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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/12/2007 4:06:40 AM   
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The Canadians and Maple Leafs won't be there. ;)

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/12/2007 4:21:43 AM   
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You'll live to eat your words, heathen...I like San Jose for West, but you can forget Ottawa. They had their chance, they choked, end of story.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/12/2007 5:54:00 AM   
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Go aves!
How about Stasny and 8 points scored in two of the first three games? Yeh baby!

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/12/2007 4:10:17 PM   
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Very nice, and he's in my pool too.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/12/2007 8:27:58 PM   
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I remember when I got into Hockey a long time ago. This player named Derek Sanderson was my favorite. Played for the Boston Bruins I think. You could always count on a fight out of him every game. lol

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/13/2007 12:17:06 AM   
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Paul Stastny is insanely good. Actually, Colorado's a nice sleeper team this year, IF Peter Budaj gives them enough in goal. Same story in LA, actually...really nice team, but a gigantic question mark in net.

105 : So, who have you got coming out of the East, then?


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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/13/2007 10:24:55 PM   
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I'm gonna hafta play chicken and say I don't know yet, but Montreal picked up 5 out of 6 points in the last week, which by itself, is freaking fabulous. If they can keep this up, they'll be solid contenders. Ottawa wasn't up to snuff, and Toronto looked limp. Maybe in the end it'll be Buffalo or NJ.
ANd yes Ravin, Sanderson played for Boston and he was a brute. Great player, during Boston's glory days.


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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/14/2007 12:16:30 AM   
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Montreal always gets off to hot starts, though. Then the inevitable Koivu injury strikes, and it's all downhill from there.

Toronto stinks. I swear, 60% of their payroll is tied up in defensemen, all of whom (except Tomas Kaberle, who I think is very underrated) aren't half as good as their salary would indicate they are.

Buffalo might do it, if they can replace Briere and Drury up the middle. I think Jersey's time has passed, though. Their defense really isn't all that great anymore, and they don't have much scoring, either.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/14/2007 12:48:51 AM   
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I was wondering if global warming would melt the ice this year? Therefore all hockey cancelled.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/14/2007 7:58:33 AM   
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Anything is possible mind you, but I wouldn't count on that stopping the game.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/14/2007 8:19:37 AM   
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As kids we played hockey on dirt. So, your right.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/15/2007 4:29:10 AM   
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Nothing quite like street hockey on a day when it's 36 Celsius, with a blazing sun and not a hint of a breeze.

I'm honestly not sure if I'm being sarcastic or not...


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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/15/2007 5:46:26 AM   
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I once saw a barroom brawl, and in the middle of it, suddenly a hockey game broke out.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/16/2007 9:34:11 AM   
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colorado scored like what 95 points last year and finished 15 2 2 ? So to call them a sleeper after Jordan Leapold bcoming a healthy starter and adding Smith and ?? whatever that new hot defensive star is is kind of odd to me, the could easily hit 103-108 points.. remember in addition to Hejduk,sp? and Brunnet, Smith and of course super Joe Sackick, ther is Stasny, Wolski and perhaps the best shooter if he can regain his confidense Svotos, boy he reminds me of Mike Bossy back with the Islanders! And don't forget they have several million in salery cap to add players as the year goes on, and that is WITH Theador,sp?, and his wopper of a salery as a poor second stringer right now.

And they picked up a great player from Europe... so they have Three killer lines!...


I think if you look at who they beet last year, they where WAY over 500 against the tops teams, and played poorly against the bottum teams.. you see a team that was inconsistant, plagued by poor gooltending and injuries. If the get some Goaltending and continue to win special temas play they could be the team with the best record in hockey .. I certainly would pick them in my top ten for total points! What is up with the Wild? I have not seen them yet, but boy they are HOT!!!  Anybody see them play this year?

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/16/2007 6:47:32 PM   
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... I like San Jose for West, but you can forget Ottawa. They had their chance, they choked, end of story ...


I take my predictions from team ratings on NHL 08 (PC); Ottawa looks good, but "virtual" players never choke.

Toronto, Buffalo and San Jose got good (game) ratings too.


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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/17/2007 12:47:10 AM   
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freeboy : Colorado has been passed aside by a lot of the so-called 'experts', and that's why I consider them sleepers. They could use a little more size on the blueline (though the signing of Scott Hannan in the offseason was a great move), and until Peter Budaj shows that he IS a legit number one (Theodore is absolutely done. The only reason he's still around is that they didn't want to buy out the last year of his deal), they are a bit of an underdog. Also, the league is DEEP this year...you might need 100 points to make the playoffs.

The Wild have a nice team. They're fast, they're physical, and Derek Boogard scares the living crap out of every team in the league.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/17/2007 2:03:31 AM   
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I just saw the end of the Sabres/Toronto game.. wow, too bad vs shows so much East coust stuff :( us poor wetsert conference fans just have to sit around and read the paper or buy the packages!

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/18/2007 1:56:04 AM   
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Well, up here, CBC are obsessed with the Leafs, so that's practically all we get on their broadcast. Luckily, Sportsnet has spread the wealth around a little more. I'm a Penguins fan, though, so I could care less.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/18/2007 9:26:33 AM   
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Yeh, aves pull a stunner after going down 4-0 win 5-4 in  a shootout WITH THEODOR! he actually looked good! Solid and confident!
And those pesky Wild finally lost a game..

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/19/2007 7:50:53 AM   
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Well yeah, they would. Toronto IS the acknowledged center of the Canadian universe, after all. And Don Cherry roots for the Leafs as well.
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Well, up here, CBC are obsessed with the Leafs, so that's practically all we get on their broadcast. Luckily, Sportsnet has spread the wealth around a little more. I'm a Penguins fan, though, so I could care less.



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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/19/2007 11:04:45 PM   
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Well yeah, they would. Toronto IS the acknowledged center of the Canadian universe, after all. And Don Cherry roots for the Leafs as well.


Don Cherry is an embarrassment. the guy has never really had anything interesting to say, so he 'gets by' by spouting out whatever might sound 'controversial'. Lame.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/20/2007 7:40:39 PM   
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True, but he's been on tv what, at least 10 years now? Besides his bashing of European and French players, he's ( sometimes) not that wrong about the sport.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/21/2007 12:25:48 AM   
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True, but he's been on tv what, at least 10 years now? Besides his bashing of European and French players, he's ( sometimes) not that wrong about the sport.


I dunno, the whole act has just grown so forced and stale for me.

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/21/2007 7:55:53 AM   
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Amen to that, brother...Oh look, the CH won tonight, 4-2 vs Buffalo...Yay !!!

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RE: It's HOCKEY Time !!! - 10/26/2007 4:39:27 PM   
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Ok, Back to the important news, the Aves finally when on the road! can u say Jekle and Hyde? Undefeated at home and just one win now on t road! Tonight should make two, and Sunday against the Wild at home will tell us if we are a good contender or a team in the building process. Jpe baby needs some points!

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