NHL 2016-2017: World Cup of Hockey

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  1. JD27

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    Yeah I watched the first 2 Caps games and it was like watching the Hershey Bears. It's even worse this preseason since the NHL waived the minimum of 8 NHL veterans required on the roster due to the World Cup.
     
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    Yeah the lineups aren't even bothering me, it's the people in blind panic because they lost the first game 4-2 that are hilarious.
     
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    That was ridiculous :rofl:

    Shocker though, Canada in 2
     
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    Obama on receiving the Stanley Cup winning Pittsburgh Penguins today at the White House: "We are here to celebrate an extraordinary achievement. Phil Kessel won the Stanley Cup." :lol:
     
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    Crap wondering what is up with Syd... today is the last preseason game and the free game for kids where they bring in all the kids from local youth hockey teams. He was supposed to play but was scratched at the last minute. I don't remember him ever missing the kids game :(

    Also how the fvck is a puck going through the side of the net a good goal :facepalm:

    Also since when is it goaltender interference when a player is ridden into the goalie by a defender?
     
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    I noticed last season how refs had become significantly worse at discerning penalties on those kinds of plays.
     
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    This was a disallowed goal... Sestito cut in on the net and started to turn to cut across the front of the crease and one of the Bluejackets wrapped him up from behind and pushed him in against the net and held him there with both arms wrapped around him. The puck came back out and IIRC Fehr put it in and it was disallowed :facepalm:

    If there had been contact with the goalie before the defender touched him like a goal waived off earlier in the game I could see it, but when contact comes only after a defender shoves a player and completely changes the direction he is moving there is no way it should be a penalty or a goal should be disallowed as a result. What's even worse is the media saying it was a good call. If that's how they're calling it any time anybody gets close to scoring all a defender has to do is shove somebody at the net...
     
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    Bloody fvcking hell Crosby has a concussion
     
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    How the tables have turned now? :D

    Bye Condon :(
     
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    I did not see that coming. :eek: Supposedly Condon is just a temporary safety net while Matt Murray heals up from the World Cup. I figured Tristan Jarry would be Fleury's backup until Murray returned, but it seems the higher ups want Jarry to be the starter down in Wilkes Barre. I would be surprised if Condon plays more than a few games though, with Matt Murray injured we'll be seeing a lot of Flower.
     
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    :rofl:

    I suspect this was basically to let Jarry continue to play in the AHL on a nightly basis while Murray is out injured. Jarry definitely proved he could handle the NHL backup role.

    There is also a potential loophole in the expansion draft rules that could let the Pens protect both Fleury and Murray and make Condon available as their goaltender for the draft. Apparently an RFA that has not received a qualifying offer is not eligible to be claimed in the expansion draft and the draft is June 21st and qualifying offers don't have to be submitted until June 29th. So in theory the Pens can protect Fleury, not qualify Murray until after the 21st, and submit Condon as an available goaltender. Not sure that's the plan but it is out there.
     
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    Auston Matthews already has 2 goals and the 2nd one is highlight reel.

    Dekes two players while standing flat-footed on the offensive blue line, makes Karlsson look like a rookie and beats a sliding defender + the goalie.
     
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    Make that 3 goals and almost 2 periods left to go.
     
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    And of course which game is televised? Freaking Blackhawks / Blues :lol:

    Got to say I'm looking forward to seeing him this season as that is one hell of a debut.
     
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    Someone needs Center Ice.
     
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    Who would ever want to watch of Leafs/Sens game anyway? :ugh:
     
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    4 goals!
     
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    Meanwhile, the Senators are playing some truly embarrassing defense. :lol:
     

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