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  1. MiracleOfO2704

    The Rays and their nagging attendance problem. Will a new stadium solve that?

    Yeah, I didn’t mean it like that. I’m certain every municipality did their part, and the comment was more about the Rays inability/unwillingness to pay their share. It was never an indictment of the market (in fact, I mentioned the TV ratings just before the part you bolded).
  2. MiracleOfO2704

    The Rays and their nagging attendance problem. Will a new stadium solve that?

    I should also look into the deal for the French language rights for the Jays. Another difference between 2001 and now is another major Francophone sports broadcaster (TVA Sports), so the old days of taking whatever dirt deal CBC or TSN offered with zero French language coverage are likely dead.
  3. MiracleOfO2704

    The Rays and their nagging attendance problem. Will a new stadium solve that?

    Bingo. This didn’t work at the beginning of the century with the Expos stuck between Montreal and San Juan, and they’re only floating it because they know there’s an undercurrent of work to bring a team back to La Belle Provence. That’s a bit misleading for both cities. Montreal had poor...
  4. MiracleOfO2704

    2019-2020 Bruins

    DeBrusk playing through a concussion is so NHL it hurts. OTOH, the organization that saw the worst of Bergeron and Marc Savard should be ashamed of themselves for letting that happen.
  5. MiracleOfO2704

    2019-2020 Bruins

    Honestly, that changes my outlook on him. That’s an insane injury. So 2/3 of the top line couldn’t move, and the last third couldn’t control the puck.
  6. MiracleOfO2704

    2019 Stanley Cup Final - No Singing the Blues - Boston is Going Back to Backes

    Sundqvist got 2 for boarding. Barbashev nothing for shoulder-to-jaw on Johansson. There’s a reason I added McAvoy’s hit on Josh Anderson: an honesty about what’s better for the NHL. Headshots should always lead to long suspensions if you want them out of the game. @bosockboy, your team won the...
  7. MiracleOfO2704

    2019-2020 Bruins

    I’m all for possession stats, but there has to be force behind it. If your CF% is about 55% but your HDSCF% is 40%, it’s empty possession.
  8. MiracleOfO2704

    2019-2020 Bruins

    If they continue to get solid goaltending, yes. But that’s not guaranteed. Mrazek and McElhinney are both UFAs, and even if one comes back to battle with Scott Darling, no one in that carousel would give me confidence. They’re a regression team just because they got better goaltending than at...
  9. MiracleOfO2704

    2019-2020 Bruins

    You’re also discounting other regression candidates that are in way worse positions than Toronto, like Columbus, the Islanders, Carolina, and Pittsburgh [duck]. Unless they totally botch the Marner negotiations the way they did with Nylander, Toronto’s fine. Also, unless Georgiev wins the...
  10. MiracleOfO2704

    2019 Stanley Cup Final - No Singing the Blues - Boston is Going Back to Backes

    I’m late compared to everyone else, but I don’t just believe the league had to suspend him for that hit. Same as Sundqvist in Game 2 and McAvoy in Columbus Game 6, of the NHL is actually serious about player safety, particularly staving off CTE, this hits earn multiple games, even in the...
  11. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    Oh, I’m not down on the team, just the quarter of it that would be considered the “senior” core. Those five guys are long in the tooth, one of them is already in steep decline, and the other three skaters are likely to enter decline going forward. The pointing to Natural Stat Trick as some kind...
  12. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    Probably not. Chara’s 43 next year, and there has to be a frank talk about what happens beyond 2020. Bergeron is part of the Class of ‘03, which includes more than a few guys in their mid-30s whose game fell off a cliff the last year or two (prime example being Corey Perry). Krejčí was ‘04 and...
  13. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    Where you at, asshole?
  14. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    Blues lead HDSCs at even strength 5-4. Stop with the garbage shots. Get in there and unleash hell.
  15. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    Blind passes and wrist shots ticketed for Binnington’s music note. That won’t work in the ECHL.
  16. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    Their play since the tv timeout has been weak.
  17. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS!
  18. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    That was poor.
  19. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    Cochise blaring at Sully’s. Let’s rock and motherfucking roll.
  20. MiracleOfO2704

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    Canal St. is already a mob scene. Huge lines for Hurricanes and the Fours.