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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #30 on: December 6, 2011, 09:58 PM »
Agreed...  The 2 with every team is, to me, key...  It's amazing how long it's been for visits to certain cities.
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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #31 on: December 7, 2011, 06:54 PM »
I love playing the same teams in the playoffs each year. Most of the best rivalries were forged this way. It should be a blast to get some hate in on Boston, Buffalo, Toronto, and Ottawa. Plus everyone already hates the Habs.

Fans are big winners with every team coming into town every year.

I also like that two teams could play in the semi's one year, an then for the cup the next. With the game times mostly starting in the same time zone, kids will be able to enjoy more games.

My only loss in the changes is Washington only coming to town once. Lightning fans will miss watching Ovie cry.

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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2011, 12:52 AM »
Sat with Bruce Southern on the way back from Chicago today.  He's one of the Jets scouts and has been around for many years.  Lots of fun to talk to and about the only way to make a flight on a CRJ200 bearable. 
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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #33 on: January 2, 2012, 03:30 PM »
Anyone else watching the Winter Classic today? I've had it on most of the morning so far. I don't know either of the teams too well this year but Flyers and Rangers games are always fun to watch.

As always I was a bit annoyed with some of the classless boobirds in Philly who were booing the Canadian anthem. At least it did seem to die off a bit towards the end, and it seemed like it may have just been a rather loud minority.
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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #34 on: January 7, 2012, 02:06 PM »
Boo on the NHLPA for kiboshing the realignment for another year.  I'm happy in the sense we get the eastern teams that would have been out of our division for another year, but I was really looking forward to Chicago and Detroit being in our division. 

Bah, lockout/strike to start the 2012-13 season.  Yay. 
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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #35 on: January 9, 2012, 10:58 PM »
I watched the game between the B's and Canucks and have to say that Marchand's submarine move on Salo was pretty lame.  I think hes lucky he was only suspended for 5 games.

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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2012, 10:50 AM »
Sat with Bruce Southern on the way back from Chicago today.  He's one of the Jets scouts and has been around for many years.  Lots of fun to talk to and about the only way to make a flight on a CRJ200 bearable.

In Chicago and didn't even bother to call?   :'(

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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2012, 08:58 PM »
Sat with Bruce Southern on the way back from Chicago today.  He's one of the Jets scouts and has been around for many years.  Lots of fun to talk to and about the only way to make a flight on a CRJ200 bearable.

In Chicago and didn't even bother to call?   :'(

Only from 6 A.M. to 9 A.M. and it was pretty close to your wedding.  Just a stopover on the way back from Hawaii.  If it helps, I thought about you.   :-*
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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2012, 04:24 PM »
Fair enough.  Next time!

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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #39 on: February 29, 2012, 12:32 PM »
not only still the best in the West, but kings of the NHL baby! Seriously - 17 wins, 37pts?  Crazy - still not expecting this run to last the whole year, but it's been month and the Wild are still playing like they can't lose. 

Twelve weeks later...  28 wins, 65 points.  That's less than a win per week.  Talk about the wheels completely falling off... :'(

I know we were playing above our station quite a bit during our run in December, but man injuries have just killed us this year - Koivu, Bouchard (again), Lantendress, etc.  We made some nice trades at the deadline to get some new parts for next year, but there is a fair amount of work yet to be done before we're a real team...  :-\
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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #40 on: February 29, 2012, 07:23 PM »
We haven't been quite so depressing but we have proven we are the Atlanta Thrashers still. 

Huge game tomorrow night against Florida.  And yeah, I didn't think Florida was a likely choice to win the SouthEast division either.  In fact, the game tonight was my second last pick (Ottawa was my last pick) of ten games for our season tickets.  Instead of being a 'blech, Panthers' this game is a huge four point swing one way or the other. 

I will clarify to say I'm ok with not making the playoffs this year (holy crap are tickets expensive!) but it would still be really fun if the Jets could with the SouthEast title so we could hang that banner from the rafters. 

Also really digging the trade we made with Chicago for Oduya.  Dumping a guy in the last year of his four year deal for a 2nd and a 3rd round pick this year?  Genius.  Especially if that guy hasn't nearly justified his salary as Oduya did not.  I do hope it works out for Chicago, but I don't think it was a good deal for them. 
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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #41 on: February 29, 2012, 09:45 PM »
I think all those games in hand FLA has on Winnipeg and a talented and heating up Washington will keep that banner somewhere else. Great story this year though. and much more fun to watch than the empty seat backs in ATL.

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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #42 on: February 29, 2012, 10:44 PM »
Oh yeah, I agree.  The chances of Winnipeg hanging that banner are really slim.  We have three games with each of Florida and Tampa plus two (or maybe three) with each of Washington and Carolina.  We'd need to win pretty much all of them to hang that banner and that's doubtful.  But it would look funny. 

Young team, lots of draft picks this year, hopefully Scheifele is ready next year. 

That arena though?  It seriously rocks in there.  Don't go home every game feeling like I was at a concert, but some of them, yeah, loud as a rock 'n roll show.  Good ringing in the ears after the Bruins game.   8)
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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #43 on: March 1, 2012, 02:33 AM »
It really is going to be quite the exciting month or so for the rest of the season. I really hope my Avs can keep up the momentum they have going and take a playoff spot. They may be the youngest team in the NHL right now, but with the talent they have, they need to find away to get past that and make the playoffs.
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Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« Reply #44 on: March 2, 2012, 12:59 AM »
7-0.  That.  Was.  Fun.   ;D
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