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Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by technomancer, Dec 13, 2020.
At least the Marino signing looks like a good move..?
It struck me as a typical Rutherford over-commit. If it works out it will look brilliant, but 6 years is a long time for somebody that had one good partial season and didn't see a lot of ice in the playoffs for whatever reason. I like Marino so I am hoping it turns out to be a brilliant signing and the Pettersson-Marino pair kicks ass this year.
Crawford announced his retirement
So to follow up after watching parts of 3 scrimmages, Rodrigues does not belong on the top line and it looks like Kapanen will miss the first 2 games of the season so that is not going to be good.
On the bright side while it is hard to judge from scrimmages the defense doesn't look bad and Jarry has been sharp.
EDIT: and after saying that the final scrimmage went 5-4
6 Stars players and 2 team staff tested positive for COVID this week, pushing back the season start till at least the 19th...
LETS GO OILERS!
Habs are healthy and despite tons of new faces in the lineup look to not only have good chemistry all around, but will have a huge impact on every facet of the team's overall game. I honestly believe they are going to be just as scary as many analysts suspect.
I'm still in hockey heaven thinking about this all-Canadian division. Will be keeping on eye on the pseudo-Metropolitan division, they others look more predictable.
Lundqvist I could more than understand, but what is this? Sign a one year contract then just retire... great career but come on.
When asked for comment Crawford reportedly said, "Screw COVID, I'm staying home."
The concussions/injuries/Vertigo episodes he sustained over the last few years probably did it for him. I guess he had COVID over the summer, too. Interesting that he signed for 2yr/~8m with Devils, when the Blackhawks offered him 3.5m for 1 year, seems like he still wanted to play.
I'm just glad they fixed the Offsides rule
Corey Perry on waivers
Him and Frolik, thought they were going to keep one.
Milbury was finally fired from NBC https://www.nhltraderumors.me/2021/01/mike-milbury-has-been-fired-from-nbc.html
Normally in a game between the Flyers and Pens I would wish a gigantic hole open up and swallow them. However, today and likely just today, I will allow it as I’m just happy to see hockey again.
This went about as I expected. It's a shame as if they had actually improved the D I think this team would look pretty good.
On the bright side we have Matheson for SIX MORE YEARS
Though it pains me to say it, the Flyers are a good team, so the Pens probably are not as bad as you think.
The problem is half the division are really good teams this season. I'm holding out hope things will improve with play time and once Kapanen is in the lineup.
Here he goes again...
Habs lost a good game in OT that they deserved to win. Team looks good.
to be fair, when the guy takes a stupid penalty that leads to a goal and 2 more goals come off of his man in his first game the comment was fair
Honestly the guy is fast, has a great shot, and is physical so I hope he gets his game together as I definitely want to see his succeed as there is no way he is going anywhere else with that contract.
I would have watched part of the Habs game but it didn't see it in my listings... keeping an eye on scores it looked like a good game
Each team scored, MTL took a 3-1 lead and were controlling most of the play, they took some crappy/unfortunate penalties that gave the Leafs an almost full 2 minutes of 5-on-3 which they tied the game on. Habs took the lead, Leafs tie it up on a bad bounce off the ref behind the net. Both teams looked tired in OT, but Leafs capitalized on a well-played 2-on-1. Exciting game overall, but again, there is no justice in hockey.
Teams look sloppy so far, to expected I guess. Caps/Sabres was a little rough to watch. Chara looks like a 7ft tall traffic cone.