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#1 kenneycb


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

Because it is no longer December.

#2 TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:03 PM

This is the most masturbatory POS pre-game ever. NBC sucks ass.

#3 TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

Philly booing the Canadian national anthem. Stay classy.

#4 Ed Hillel


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

Are they booing the national anthem!?

#5 Ed Hillel


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

I think they booed both lmao.

#6 kenneycb


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

Apparently they were saying "Giroux" or something because he came up on the Jumbotron. Something prompted them more than the hatred of Canada.

#7 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:06 PM

What was the pre-game like?

It doesn't help it's two East Coast teams AGAIN this year but I am quickly losing interest. It also doesn't help that CBP is an absurd place to watch hockey.

Edited by Spacemans Bong, 02 January 2012 - 04:08 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:19 PM

Jagr looks just like MacGyver.

#9 TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:25 PM

What was the pre-game like?

It doesn't help it's two East Coast teams AGAIN this year but I am quickly losing interest. It also doesn't help that CBP is an absurd place to watch hockey.

3 hours of NBC fellating itself over its sports coverage to celebrate the launch of NBCSportsNetwork. Clip after clip interspersed with Bob Costas being a smarmy shitbrick.

Edited by TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle, 02 January 2012 - 04:27 PM.


#10 TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:35 PM

I wish Gill was on the Flyers. Traffic cone metaphor made manifest.

#11 Ed Hillel


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

Sweet camerawork.

#12 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:46 PM

Aww dude.

#13 The Four Peters


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:47 PM

Well this went from boring to entertaining really quick. Unfortunately I have to be on a train in 20 mins. Damn.

#14 Ed Hillel


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:48 PM

That looked more like the Nazi salute.

#15 Greg29fan


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:48 PM

suck it Jag

#16 scotian1


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:58 PM

Watching this game it just reinforces the fact that with the size of today's players the ice surface is just not large enough anymore.

#17 Haunted


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:06 PM

Did NBC really think hockey fans want to hear The Roots?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

They're much much much better than Nickelback, that's for sure.

#19 kenneycb


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

Did NBC really think hockey fans want to hear The Roots?

Krys Barch certainly wasn't pleased.

Edit: I liked it but I'm a pretty big Roots junkie.

Edited by kenneycb, 02 January 2012 - 05:10 PM.


#20 Jack Sox

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:23 PM

Rupp with a few snipes. Well then

#21 Haunted


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

They're much much much better than Nickelback, that's for sure.


You are correct, of course, but isn't that like saying chlamydia is better than AIDS?

#22 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

Yikes was that call phoned in from league headquarters trying to prolong this game?

#23 FelixMantilla


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:59 PM

What a horrible call against Callahan.

#24 Ed Hillel


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Is this the NBA?

#25 FelixMantilla


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Fuck off Briere!

#26 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Good, fuck you Briere.

#27 ajml

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Someone wants overtime!

#28 ypioca

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

HAHA fuck you.

#29 PseuFighter


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

good finish.

#30 FelixMantilla


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

Hartnell with the cheap shot after the whistle.

I can't think of a more disgusting team than the Philadelphia Flyers.

#31 NYCSox


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

I don't really understand why this team keeps winning every night. They're not that good. Well except against the Bruins of course.

#32 PseuFighter


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

nothing like fireworks for the losing home team. a winter classic tradition unlike any other.

#33 ypioca

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:04 PM

Of course it ends on a brawl. Fuck off Flyers.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

So glad that puke Briere didn't tie it up.

#35 Greg29fan


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

I thought that was a great call against Callahan. Guys have been drawing hooking penalties all year by pulling sticks into their bodies and then holding it in there. That's a penalty, too, and it's about time it was called. You could have also called him for diving IMO.

Edited by Greg29fan, 02 January 2012 - 06:27 PM.


#36 mikeford


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

The Roots are awesome. Haunted is an idiot. The Winter Classic has lost it's novelty.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

Wait, you mean to tell me that the announcers screaming at me non-stop about how awesome the atmosphere is doesn't make it so?

#38 ypioca

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:05 PM

"Hey, this is a completely inadequate setting to a hockey game! The fans in the stands can't see the action without binoculars, the camera angles are all fucked up and the ice is a constant pain in the ass! Isn't it great?"

If it was a temporary outdoors arena built for the game, it... would probably not work either, but it would be better than this. Sticking an ice rink in a baseball field is retarded.

#39 ngruz25


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:35 PM

I like how on the penalty shot the fans behind the goal were watching the scoreboard behind them.

#40 Haunted


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:36 PM

The Roots are awesome. Haunted is an idiot. The Winter Classic has lost it's novelty.


Meh. And Pfft. And I agree.

#41 runnels3

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:52 PM

Isn't it great?

Yeah, I think it is. Especially in a ballpark. I love the fact that in a great outdoor summer venue you can stick in an outdoor winter sport, once a year. I love that they left the pitchers mound and home plate uncovered. It's a connection to our year round love of sports, these two in particular. In a few years those who went today won't remember the final score or the sightlines as much as they will the experience of being in such a scintillating atmosphere.

#42 mikeford


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:21 PM

12th SHGA for NJ loses them the game.

Just great.

The record is 22, btw.

It'll be broken by Valentine's Day

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:26 PM

12th SHGA for NJ loses them the game.

Just great.

The record is 22, btw.

It'll be broken by Valentine's Day


I didn't see the game. How did it happen THIS time?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:28 PM

apparently Tortorella said after the game there was a conspiracy between the NHL and NBC to get the game into OT

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:30 PM

I didn't see the game. How did it happen THIS time?

Sykora giveaway in the neutral zone + Matt Taormina being terrible and flailing around like a mite-on-ice + Brodeur being 500 and letting in a soft goal

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:36 PM

Sykora giveaway in the neutral zone + Matt Taormina being terrible and flailing around like a mite-on-ice + Brodeur being 500 and letting in a soft goal


It's always something. That's the problem for the coaching staff. It isn't just one thing. They're all taking turns on this. It's a full team effort and it's the most creative part of their game.

Someone's tried to analyze this here.

Reviewing the first 10 shorthanded goals allowed by the Devils

The 11th was Kovy's pass to no one in particular at the point and into his own net against Carolina. So, that gives him two. But Sykora has now been implicated in three and Elias two.

#47 MoGator71

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:04 PM

apparently Tortorella said after the game there was a conspiracy between the NHL and NBC to get the game into OT


Stay classy Torts. I hope he gives himself an ulcer.

You know how it feels being the first 2-time Winter Classic loser? It sucks. And it stinks and it sucks. Nice of Danny Briere to take the gift penalty shot and fire it right into Hankie's pads. Bernie Parent makes that save.

Shit.

#48 kenneycb


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

Hell good ole Pelle Lindbergh could've made that save in his current state.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:22 AM

Stay classy Torts. I hope he gives himself an ulcer.

You know how it feels being the first 2-time Winter Classic loser? It sucks. And it stinks and it sucks. Nice of Danny Briere to take the gift penalty shot and fire it right into Hankie's pads. Bernie Parent makes that save.

Shit.


In the past 15 seasons, theres been 11 penalty shots with a minute or less left in the game.

Zero players have converted these penalty shots.

Not one of em.

So... maybe cut Danny some slack.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:27 AM

Seems to be a lot of talk on Twitter and elsewhere that the Winter Classic has lost its lustre, mainly b/c of the timing (can't get any attention vs. bowl season/NFL playoffs and matchups that are nationally televised time and again and people are tired of - Pittsburgh/Washington NYR/Philly)...what say you RMPS? Maybe move the game to after the Super Bowl or something? I don't exactly know what to do about the teams...who wants to watch Columbus (for instance) on national tv?

Edited by Greg29fan, 03 January 2012 - 01:27 AM.