NHL 2019-2020

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  1. AdamMaz

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    "Daly said the fact that the NHL has had two positive tests among more than 800 players since training camps opened July 13 is a sign of good things to come."


    Here is a link with more details on the hub environments and the game presentation... CLICK ME!

    My favorite detail: "In addition, Mayer said broadcast partners NBC in Toronto and Sportsnet in Edmonton will use 32 cameras per game, 12 more than normal, that will be repositioned in each building to bring the television audience visuals they haven't seen before."
     
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    Game day! :partyhat:

    I would be ecstatic making the Leafs cry one last time before going into the real playoffs... after that the Pens can go ahead and sweep us for all I care :lol:
     
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    The NHL announced that phase 3 has had 0 positive tests out of something like 4600 tests administered. Very promising, sounds like the players are taking this seriously. I hope they can maintain the bubble.
     
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    "Conan, what is best in life?"

    "As the official home team, the Montreal Canadiens are setting up shop in the Toronto Maple Leafs home dressing room tonight."

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    :taunt:

    :drool::wub:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    ^ This would have been way funnier if the Habs had won :lol:

    Holy crap I realize it's exhibition but Chicago beat St. Louis 4-0

    As for the Pens qualifier with the Habs I still have zero idea on how it will shake out. The Pens are still making stupid mistakes and their goaltending is questionable (they haven't even picked a starter yet).
     
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    You guys will be fine. We look exactly as I expected... inanimate offence with no depth. I previously joked about being swept, but that not only looks very realistic, but I fear it will border on embarrassing at this point.
     
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    McDavid effortlessly making professional hockey players look just plain silly.




    Anyone have other angles, ideally in real-time, of this hit? Beaulieu on MacEwan I think... curiously not finding anything at the moment.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Hopefully you're right :lol:

    That Columbus / Boston game yesterday was hilarious. Listening to the announcer talk about how 60 to 1 to win the Cup was way too high a chance for Columbus while they systematically took apart Boston had me laughing my ass off. Granted it was an exhibition, but if Boston looks like that when play starts they'll be headed home in the first round depending on who they match up with.
     
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    Unless it is Toronto :lol:
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Game day!

    I don't expect this series will last long, but hopefully we can actually make it interesting. Good luck!
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Shocker! Sulliven announced Murray is starting :lol:

    I have no idea why anyone that has watched the Pens for the last six months thought it might be Jarry. Sullivan has made is abundantly clear who his starter is. Neither goalie has been stellar since the All Stars, but choices of who played which teams left no doubt who Sullivan was playing... no matter how many losses he had.
     
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    4-1 Hawks over Edmonton and the 1st even isn't over... gives me a glimmer of hope :pray:
     
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    I was wondering how this was going to go... the Hawks looked really good in their exhibition game I watched.

    A lot of the Habs fate will depend on which Murray shows up: the brick wall or the "Puck? what puck? Oh it's behind me?" guy
     
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    Oh look, Murray's big game experience :facepalm:

    Not that it would have mattered as this team just looks lackluster
     
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    I thought that was an entertaining game from start to finish. Both penalty shot calls were soft, I hope that isn't a trend across the league.

    Habs biggest concern going into this series was our lack of center experience vs your 1-2 punch of Crosby/Malkin. Seem like Suzuki is up to the task, so that is very reassuring. Only felt outclassed in the 1st period, they are playing well structured hockey and I believe they could take the series.

    The lack of fans for ambiance is forgivable because we are getting much more focused hockey which is exciting. The playoff intensity is definitely there. It is however odd to see the delay in goal calls, the fans are usually the quickest to call it.

    :partyhat:
     
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    That Chicago-Edmonton game was great. So many goals.
     
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    I agree on the soft penalty shot calls and was glad neither call ended up in a game winning goal. It just seems like there are a LOT of penalties being called... I watched several of the games yesterday and one of them had 14 calls :eek:

    Habs looked good and played exactly how they needed too... Pens not so much. They came out strong but sort of fizzled. Don't even get me started on the power play :facepalm:

    In other games Chicago actually looks scary, in both their exhibition game and against the Oilers they are fast and incredibly skilled. It was also good to see that the change of scenery seems to have helped Maata.
     
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    Boston and Nashville both lost so the day wasn't a total loss :rofl:

    EDIT: Paul Maurice is an asshole, guy is literally just making shit up about what was clearly an accidental injury to his player.
     
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    I don't think anyone is surprised that after a nice big break, Tukka came back and managed to let in 3 goals while the guy he was splitting time stopped all the shots he faced.
     

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