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  1. Hawks goalie Corey Crawford sustained another concussion in last nights loss to San Jose. I wonder if his continued health concerns, coupled with Cam Ward not being a long-term answer, will garner any interest in Mongo.
  2. Will be interesting to see if Coach Q slides in. Philly loves a tough guy.
  3. We’ll see. Winning a couple Cups seems to keep the rose-colored glasses on when it really isn’t so rosy. Both Chicago (in 2016-17) and LA (2015-16) want with that “all-in” “sacrifice the future for now” to buy an extra year or two. It’s really not a bad concept if your core is still solid. Those chances don’t present themselves too often. I think Pittsburgh is probably going to follow suit being one year removed from their last cup. They are mediocre and I think their best days are behind them. I don’t blame them from a competitive perspective from throwing all the chips in the middle of the table at this point. As far as I can tell, the East is between Tampa and Washington 😐
  4. Welcome! Don’t be shy to chime in
  5. Call it “winning streak” and even I’ll dance!
  6. I remember as a kid watching them get their doors blown off by the Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers. I think those days are back for the foreseeable future. However, I believe they are in full “tank” mode. I guess it’s better to languish for a while and speed up the chances of getting some top picks than to die a slow death through mediocrity (see Red Wings) with false hopes at “one last run”. I believe LA is right there with them, and Pittsburgh isn’t too far behind. You can also add the Rangers to that category.
  7. I watched the video and was in tears laughing. Tommy Hawk and the fans are having a frustrating season. In keeping up with the happenings back in Chicago, don't be surprised if that isn't the only incident. But hey, Johnny Teows, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook are getting paid mega-bucks $$$ to under-perform.
  8. We're a soft, delicate team with some good players but not enough skill and consistency to hang with the big boys on a nightly basis. I'm still in a daze how last night's game was coached at the end, and the lapses we see with this team. There is too much going on here that is not right, and I'm not one to
  9. I’m sure we’ve seen our share of Mickey Mouse hockey over the years. Fittingly we didn’t play it in DisneyLand last night.
  10. Timing and posture are way off too. Poor puck management, puck skipping off sticks, terrible control... I could go on. There are times when they seemed rushed and just fling toward net, then times they are holding the puck too long waiting for the “perfect” shot. They then get hampered and thrown off the puck. It’s a mess...
  11. https://www.yahoo.com/sports/nhl-set-vote-seattle-expansion-2021-22-season-070525975--nhl.html
  12. We should collectively go in on a club suite when the Canes make their first visit. Good for thought... 😎
  13. We need people who can score. Goaltending and defense are largely present and accounted for. Other than those on IR at the current moment, nobody should feel safe. I’m not impressed with anyone on offense. I think most of us on this board could sling and fumble the puck around in the OZ just as (in)effectively as these guys.
  14. I like Darling and wish him all the best, but if this is the end of the road for him in Raleigh....
  15. I guess you didn’t pick up on my sarcasm 😏
  16. Or the fans can rush the ice and knock the goal posts down similar to a major college football upset 😉
  17. This seems to be a quite divisive topic. It has been noticed around the league and among the analysts. I'm hearing both encouragement and distaste equally. There is this old saying: "act like you've been there..."
  18. The way the Canes played last night, perhaps Duke could have done better 🤷🏻‍♂️
  19. Kind of like Yahoo putting the Duke Blue Devils logo accidentally instead of the NJ logo for Sunday’s Devils-Canes game. 😂😂 Proofing work is a lost art.
  20. Nobody dislikes the slugs more than I do but you have to give them some credit. They are looking good right now.
  21. Ain’t that the truth! I support this team through-and-through and like many here, we are hard in our criticisms (much of deserved) because we care. Sometimes you have to call it like it is. We’re a soft team that, I believe, Rod is trying to make tougher. That’s why I comment in delight when I see us being the bully. When my Original 6 friends and family ask if I’m still pulling for the “Candy Canes” I want to reach out and touch them 🥊 but haven’t been able to argue with the term when many times I see our guys shy away from a scrum or refuse to work the corners along the boards for pucks. Most of us who grew up in environments where weakness and soft play draws ire and disdain don’t like seein our teams be that way... I want to see them rough the Leafs up Wednesday.
  22. I felt we were fairly physical with NJ last night. I think that also kept them just enough off their offensive game such that it prevented them from scoring the equalizer. Surely many would agree that the more physical we are, our odds of winning go up noticeably. You can’t always sustain that type of bruising physicality over long stretches but you can apply it at the right times. That should be ingrained into our mentality. Nothing is more shameful than a soft response when the opponent is smashing your players.
  23. Put game attendance in the “ugly” column
  24. One thing is for sure, Q will never have to buy his own drinks ? and meals ? in Chicago along with a couple other guys.
  25. There is some sentiment that Q lost the locker room. This seems very familiar to LA’s departure with Darryl Sutter sans all the drawn-out dramatics. Anytime something this major happens you’re going to have a wide array of theories, conspiracies, and opinions. Fact remains Q is one of the best in the business and I’m sure he’ll prosper wherever he lands next... if he decides to continue coaching.
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