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Old 2014-06-14, 16:51   Link #421
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Well congrats to the Kings. Has to be a nice thing to have a team good enough to actually win 2 cups in 3 years. Just assembled a good team that managed to climb over everyone that got in their way.

Now to the offseason where we see what everyone else will do to try and catch up to the Kings .
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Old 2014-06-14, 18:22   Link #422
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It's not the team who I don't think deserves the Cup. It's the "Fanbase" they have who I think do not deserve the Cup.

- Supporting Dustin Brown for injuring other players for long term and saying his hits are Clean when they're not. (He didn't do it in this playoffs, but he has in the past)

- Booing other players on the other team for getting injured. (Sami Aittokallio and Frederik Andersen)

Just like you with the Boston Bruins Fans, I hate those Kings Fxxxxx just as much. If not more...

And one more thing:

The outcome of this year's playoffs is another thing the Sharks will be taking to their graves...

Their fucking graves!!!!

And I'm speaking nothing but the truth.

Put it this way with me and the Sharks...

I am your fan but that does not mean that I am your friend.
^Regarding this and your other post:

Dude, like was previously stated, fans are just fans. An old roommate of mine back in college was from San Jose and a Sharks fan. The roommate was arrogant and self-righteous about everything - including the "greatness" of the Sharks - to a fault. Point is, every team has shitty fans. Some more so than others. If we were to award the cup based on respectability of fanbases, we might as well disband almost every sports team in existence and call off sports in general. All this ranting and raving isn't doing much, except highlighting your extreme bitterness toward a team you hate, which most likely stems from the San Jose Sharks-LA Kings, NorCal-SoCal hatred-rivalry.

Anyway, last night's was a fun game to watch. Congrats to the Kings for another Win.
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Old 2014-06-15, 14:31   Link #423
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With how they support their Captain and boo other players on the other team for getting injured. It makes me want to strongly question them...

Not as hockey fans...

But as people...

The rivalry has nothing to do with it. I was like that with the Bruins fanbase for a bit, but not as much now. Not since they applaud Steven Stamkos as he was getting lifted off the ice on a stretcher after breaking his leg.
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Old 2014-06-15, 21:31   Link #424
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I guess for everyone but King's fans who are probably still loving their Cup win, the focus shifts to the draft.

Always curious to see if anyone makes a big move up for the top pick or if things stand pat mostly.
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Old 2014-12-03, 16:30   Link #425
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The last 2 weeks have been very very sad for all hockey fans, especially the older ones, who saw or heard some of the following names at their best. I can't recall a span of 2 weeks in the past where we lost so many figures in ice hockey who were legends in their own way.

Jean Béliveau (1931-2014): 10 Stanley Cups as a player and 7 more as a vice-president (Montreal). Companion of the Order of Canada, Knight of the National Order of Quebec, the true definition of a true legend and a top class act according to everyone who met him. I met him a few times too and he was really such a kind person.

Pat Quinn (1943-2014): former player (Toronto, Vancouver, Atlanta) and former head coach (Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Team Canada).

Viktor Tikhonov (1930-2014): former player (VVS Moscow, Dynamo Moscow) and former head coach (CSKA Moscow, Soviet Union national team).

Gilles Tremblay (1938-2014): former player (Montreal) and former broadcaster (Hockey Hall of Fame, 2002).

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Old 2014-12-03, 20:52   Link #426
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Well I'd say this is the biggest rash of natural deaths in hockey that I've seen in a long time. Though for some reason these sort of sad moments seem to come in bulk.

I will say that the one death that really got to me was Quinn's death. The other guys were all pretty incredible individuals especially Béliveau, but I only knew of them by name. At least saw Quinn coaching for plenty of years and that certainly made it hit me more than some of the others.

It's been a sad few weeks for hockey fans that's for sure.
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Old 2014-12-11, 07:15   Link #427
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Jean Béliveau (1931-2014): 10 Stanley Cups as a player and 7 more as a vice-president (Montreal). Companion of the Order of Canada, Knight of the National Order of Quebec, the true definition of a true legend and a top class act according to everyone who met him. I met him a few times too and he was really such a kind person.

Pat Quinn (1943-2014): former player (Toronto, Vancouver, Atlanta) and former head coach (Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Team Canada).

Viktor Tikhonov (1930-2014): former player (VVS Moscow, Dynamo Moscow) and former head coach (CSKA Moscow, Soviet Union national team).

Gilles Tremblay (1938-2014): former player (Montreal) and former broadcaster (Hockey Hall of Fame, 2002).
May them all be at peace. They've all done well in their respectful ways in the sport. And my condolences to their families and friends.
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Old 2015-07-31, 07:10   Link #428
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New to the forum and bummed this thread seems dead. Hopefully it can be revived!!!
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Old 2016-06-22, 22:08   Link #429
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Seems a fair time to revive this thing.

So in the end the next expansion franchise will be Las Vegas as expected. At least the new rules for the expansion draft will prevent that team from being a god awful mess out of the gate. Should be fairly decent.
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Old 2016-06-22, 22:57   Link #430
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For some reason, I'm still not convinced about how viable this thing in Vegas will be. The Arizona/Phoenix Coyotes still aren't growing to become a solid hockey market.

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Old 2016-06-22, 23:57   Link #431
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The Vegas franchise would need to integrate itself into the Strip as a tourist attraction to be really profitable. The T-Mobile Arena is just off the Strip, closer and more accessible for tourists staying on the Strip than anything else big, sports-wise (college basketball is on UNLV -- you have to drive). It would be another cool itinerary item alongside Celine Dion and Britney (lmao), Cirque du Soleil, and all the cool stuff. If groups like LVCVA cooperate and make it a city-wide marketing effort that should not be too difficult.

I would agree that there's no way there are enough hockey fans living in the city to make this sustainable just from the local fanbase. They would have a much better chance with a soccer/MLS team, unless I miss something and our huge immigrant population, many of whom from soccer-crazed countries, actually gives a damn about hockey.
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Old 2016-06-23, 01:51   Link #432
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Yeah, I'm not sure how it will go but I get why the NHL wants in there. Being the first big sports league to get into Vegas.

At least with the new expansion draft system they'll have a more competitive team than a normal expansion franchise which should help them get off on the right foot and not be a laughing stock in terms of wins/losses.

I have no idea whether this thing will work or not. I suppose they showed enough to the NHL in terms of potential season ticket sales. But I could see the NHL just drooling over the $500 million expansion fee.

I guess the question is whether there are enough just regular sports fans that will jump on board with the first league that shows up. That and whether they'll do well with fans of other teams that will fly for some fun in Vegas and going to see their team play.
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Old 2016-06-23, 02:09   Link #433
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I guess the question is whether there are enough just regular sports fans that will jump on board with the first league that shows up. That and whether they'll do well with fans of other teams that will fly for some fun in Vegas and going to see their team play.
Maybe the trick is to have all the rival players get wasted on the Strip before the games and win things that way. Though this being hockey, that may make the opposite happens.

Good insight on the first pro team thing, though. Plenty of sports fans here to win over, though right now they are mostly basketball (Go Rebels!), football, some baseball, and transplant soccer fans. Gotta hope the revised expansion draft and the commitment from Foley and Friends get the team up and running faster than usual. This is not a patient city.

Although, Kira -- not that I follow hockey remotely closely, but aren't the Coyotes doing relatively well? Aside from their move to Tucson their stadium problems and hoping the new general manager does well, but that won't be Vegas' problem. No other city to go to + YUGE money involved in this deal. The Arena is theirs for as long as they want it and they can hire the best.

correction: I read wrong. The Coyotes are in Phoenix, looking for a new home. Their AHL affiliate is the one moving to Tucson.

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Old 2016-06-23, 10:32   Link #434
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Although, Kira -- not that I follow hockey remotely closely, but aren't the Coyotes doing relatively well?
The Coyotes missed the last playoff spot in the Western Conference by 9 points, which is quite a lot in today's NHL. The team has missed the playoffs for 4 consecutive seasons now, and the general manager has been fired recently. They have quite a young squad with talents, but it looks like there's no end in sight for their problems when it comes to holding a firm grip in the area.

I was also expecting a MLS team to "break the ice" as the first team from a major sports league to choose Vegas as its home city. I'm really surprised it has not been not in the plans so far despite the big Latin-American proportion of the local population.
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Old 2016-06-24, 23:27   Link #435
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In the end one purely positive time is the NHL Draft.



Sure, only a small amount of guys will make it as NHL players but it is an optimistic couple of days. Heck of a moment for those kids.
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Old Yesterday, 16:22   Link #436
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Now, this is the worst day of my life as a Habs fan since the day Patrick Roy was traded.

Canadiens deal P.K. Subban to Predators for Shea Weber

Now, I will extremely blunt when I say that I give no flying fuck about Shea Weber's stats nor experience. Weber has never helped his team get past the second round of the playoffs. Furthermore, Weber has a long long long contract until he hits age 40. Subban has been victim of blatant racism and jealousy from a number of pussies of teammates who did not appreciate him as a new age hockey superstar should be (like Kane and Ovechkin).

Bergevin, you cunt, fucking son of a bitch, WHY? TELL ME WHY!

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at least Shea Weber is well known...who does Oilers get for Taylor Hall again?? The way the Canadian teams are selling their best players (Hmm..Hall is not exactly the best but whatever),they might as well sell all the best players to one Canadian team, I really want to see a Canadian team win the cup
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This was the day of "holy crap!" Not even the day, all this madness happened over the course of 30 minutes. What did these guys have some idea that this was the trade deadline ?

My condolences to Montreal. Obviously I don't like Montreal, but I don't necessarily want to see them make crazy moves either. I mean geeze. Honestly I think Weber is a good d-man and certainly brings some good physicality and a powerful shot. But, trading him for Subban just seems crazy. A guy who is 4 years younger and has great mobility. Heck just reading about how depressed this trade will make kids at the Montreal Children's Hospital is just bad. Such a huge charity guy in that community.

True enough that Edmonton also had a rough day. Though I kind of get why they felt forced to make that move at least. The blueline in Edmonton has been a tire fire for years and they had to break up the core this summer. So backed into a corner and had to make an unequal trade to improve the defense. Still a painful one to look at.

And....yeah Stamkos says "adios other teams I'm staying in Tampa." Well the whole season was kind of a big tease. Though I get wanting to stay in the place you are comfortable.

What a day.
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