January ‘22 NHL Gamethread

Ale Xander

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Winter Classic at Target Field. Blues visit the Wild.
It’s on TNT at 7E
 

ColdSoxPack

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I read it is going to be below zero at game time.

edit. It is already 7 below and the game is not for 2 plus hours from now.
 
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JOBU

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You would think they would be able to do something about the ugliness of the plywood boards on the outside of the rink.
 

cshea

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The Oilers are about to drop to 2-8-2 in their last 14. Probably slip out of the 2nd WC sometime this week.

We think the Bruins have depth problems, but it’s hockey malpractice what Chiarelli and Holland have put around McDavid and Draisaitl.
 

NYCSox

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The Oilers are about to drop to 2-8-2 in their last 14. Probably slip out of the 2nd WC sometime this week.

We think the Bruins have depth problems, but it’s hockey malpractice what Chiarelli and Holland have put around McDavid and Draisaitl.
They have literally failed at drafting for a decade. Any fool could pick McDavid or almost anyone else in the top of the draft (insert 2015 Bruins remark) but they have failed in the second to fourth rounds where they could have built some nice depth.
 

cshea

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They have literally failed at drafting for a decade. Any fool could pick McDavid or almost anyone else in the top of the draft (insert 2015 Bruins remark) but they have failed in the second to fourth rounds where they could have built some nice depth.
They also traded the pick that became Barzal for Griffen Reinhardt.
 

NYCSox

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They also traded the pick that became Barzal for Griffen Reinhardt.
Yup that was awful. But I'm sure they would have just fucked it up and taken Evgeni Svechnikov.

The underappreciated fail was not trading down in 2012 in what turned into a terrible top of the draft and taking Yakupov.
 

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luckiestman

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I’m sitting behind this guy Vladar (goalie for Calgary 2nd period) and I am impressed. His squad is losing to the lightning but it should be worse.

edit:and I jinxed him. His team isn’t helping him much.
 
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cshea

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Flyers have 3 players in the protocl and the league canceled their game with Carolina tonight. Carolina is covid free. The Flyers iced 13 F. 6 D and 2 G at practice today so not really sure what the issue is. The Bruins played last night with 4 players in the protocol and an injured player. I guess the only defense is the Flyers have dipped into their taxi squad and their AHL team is currently shut down so there's no wiggle room for call ups, but again, like half the league has been forced to play with less than 18 skaters in a game this season due to covid and non-PPD's games during raging outbreaks.

View: https://twitter.com/SaraCivian/status/1480940676535701505?s=20
 

cshea

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Leafs lost to Arizona 2-1 last night. Leafs outshot the Coyotes 46-18. Expected goals were 5.89-2.07 in favor of Toronto.

It was Arizona's 5th regulation win this season. Hockey is weird.
 

RIFan

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The league hates Marchand so they didn’t invite him to their party.
Kadri didn’t make it either and he’s the 4th leading scorer in the league. You’ve got to toe the line. The best part of this is the current Twitter banner for the NHL. (But not an all star)
48306
 

kenneycb

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Tuukka's refugee camp
Meh, if you have 730 career goals you can skate wherever the hell you want.

One crazy thing is he's only had 4 seasons with more assists than goals (plus one with the same amount). His '19-20 season was particularly interesting with a 48g, 19a line. Has to be one of the bigger goal to assist gaps, especially at that high of a point total.
 

Lupe Whalewatch

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Also, Montreal hired Westwood native and Patrice Bergeron's (now former) agent Kent Hughes as their new GM. Couple of Massholes on the top of the Montreal organizational chart.
Kent's a buddy of mine-he lives in Westwood, but definitely not a native... He's Canadian.
 

Jordu

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That reporter is an asshole. Never taunt someone you’re interviewing. If the subject doesn’t want to talk, them report that.