NEWC - The Semis

burstnbloom

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This post is just another example of why I enjoy this forum so much, I copied it and sent it to a customer of mine who's an Islanders fan, he's been breaking my balls non stop since game 6 vs the Bruins.

So I'm assuming they sell that shitty hockey rink/a piece of floor tile with ketchup and confetti on it/pizza there as well?
I hope he enjoys it as much as you did.

Its standard carboard pizza, nachos with melted plastic that resembles cheese and wet hot dogs fare at the Coli! You should eat before you get there except there is nothing there so enjoy your taco bell. I hate the coliseum.
 

PedroSpecialK

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First time I went to Nassau Coliseum, the parking lot was empty until ~1 hour before game time, and Bam Margera had a show across the street.

It's a trash-filled dump of a building, town, county, etc.
 

54thMA

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I hope he enjoys it as much as you did.

Its standard carboard pizza, nachos with melted plastic that resembles cheese and wet hot dogs fare at the Coli! You should eat before you get there except there is nothing there so enjoy your taco bell. I hate the coliseum.
That's pretty embarrassing, can't understand why the Islanders want to take such a wonderful experience away from their fans.
 

durandal1707

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I've seen this script before. How long until the Islanders score off a fluke bounce leading to a breakaway?
 

moretsyndrome

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The revisionist history of Nassau is nauseating. I'm a Hofstra alum and lived in the area for 8 years. We used to walk up and get $5 tickets whenever we wanted in the 2000's. It's a glorified high school gym. It smells bad. The seats are aluminum. The game presentation sucks and their are better concession stands at my high school foot ball stadium. Nassau is a loathsome, terrible, characterless building thats legacy is so old that people under 50 have no memory of it at all. Let's stop talking about the "historic barn." It was a cookie cutter piece of shit built in an era of cookie cutter pieces of shit and it sits in the middle of a giant parking lot nestled between the Meadowbook parkway and Hempstead Turnpike. It sucks. Not everything that is going away needs to be looked at with nostalgia. It's going away because it sucks.

I probably have too many feelings about this narrative ha.
That’s so good. The venom just jumped off the screen.
 

durandal1707

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Your shitty park-the-bus-and-counterattack scheme can only get you so far, especially if you're playing from behind. Maybe the same reckoning will be coming for Montreal.

Either way, not watching the Finals. Fuck both these teams.
 

durandal1707

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God why couldn't the Isles have had a game like this last series? Every fucking bounce went their way, but tonight they came crashing back to the mean.
 

VORP Speed

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That whole game was a heart attack, Lightning were dominating but felt like Isles were definitely going to catch a lucky break and even it up.
 

kenneycb

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What rules do they take advantage of that others can’t? I don’t particularly care for them outside of a good friend who’s a TBL fan but this forum is unreadable between the ref and cap complaints. I understand the former even though I think it’s grossly overblown and even if the refs were even the B’s had no chance due to no secondary or tertiary scoring. The latter is them working under the CBA. Sucks but deal with it.
 

cournoyer

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Your shitty park-the-bus-and-counterattack scheme can only get you so far, especially if you're playing from behind. Maybe the same reckoning will be coming for Montreal.

Either way, not watching the Finals. Fuck both these teams.
I understand where you're coming from but the Canadiens have played a tighter style than the Islanders have. They played with their heads cut off for 55 minutes. Not to mention the Canadiens actually forecheck well. I think we are going to see the best of the two styles battle it out.
 

burstnbloom

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What rules do they take advantage of that others can’t? I don’t particularly care for them outside of a good friend who’s a TBL fan but this forum is unreadable between the ref and cap complaints. I understand the former even though I think it’s grossly overblown and even if the refs were even the B’s had no chance due to no secondary or tertiary scoring. The latter is them working under the CBA. Sucks but deal with it.
I mean the refs thing isn’t overblown. This playoff has statistically been called looser than any playoff in history. Add in the insanely inconsistent standard and the sport wide focus, I think it’s pretty reasonable to gripe about the refs. They’ve been an embarrassing disaster in every series.

thank god the islanders lost. Now to root for darth Vader against the emperor. Hopefully the lesser of two evils wins.
 

Ed Hillel

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I missed the goal yesterday and just saw the highlights. That was 100% Too Many Men on the Lightning, should have been a 5 on 3.

Shucks.
 

genoasalami

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Also playing with different salary cap rules
They handled the salary cap the way any team would. One of their top players missed the entire season due to surgery. Came back in the playoffs because the rule allows it. Would any other team handle it differently? I see being pissed about the rule, but don't see how the team did anything wrong.
 

54thMA

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Look how early these jumps are lol

View: https://twitter.com/boltsradio/status/1408595992442769410?s=21

Tampa had nobody there anyway, though. The second jump (goal scorer) ain’t too too bad, but the first was pretty bad. Defender didn’t even know he was changing and dude jumped on.

Bs would have been given a double minor.
That call is yahooism at its finest...............and people rail on Jack Edwards, he never shit his pants on the air like that bozo just did.

Mother of God.