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October 2018 NHL Game Thread

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by MiracleOfO2704, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    Hockey’s back!

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    One last preseason game in Köln with what looks like the main Edmonton squad trying to hold off Kölner Haie 2-1 midway through the 2nd. I know people are looking for the Oilers to bounce back, but I’m not psyched about that roster.
     
  2. AMcGhie

    AMcGhie Set Adrift on Memory Bliss SoSH Member

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    Edmonton's schedule to start the season is hot garbage. They come back from Europe to play Saturday at New Jersey, then have 4 days off before playing at Boston and at the Rangers. Depending on when they went to europe, they could conceivably spend over 2 weeks on the road to start the season.

    They also play the Bruins twice in their first 5 games and I hope the jet lag / travel weariness is awful.
     
  3. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    I think that game against the Devis is in Germany. So the northeast swing makes some sense to adapt back to NA.

    Check that, Game 1 vs. New Jersey is in Gothenburg, Sweden. So they leave Germany, play Saturday in Sweden, fly back to North America, play against the Bruins, Rangers, and Jets, then FINALLY get home mid-October vs. Boston.
     
  4. AMcGhie

    AMcGhie Set Adrift on Memory Bliss SoSH Member

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    So, even worse than my understanding of it. The Northeast swing and doing only a 6 hour shift before games instead of a 9 hour one makes sense too. I'd rather they handle it like when the Sox-A's played in Japan. Their first 3 games were like the 3 days before the "regular" season started, and they got the 3 days after they returned to acclimate.
     
  5. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    And don’t forget, the Jets and Panthers do a back-to-back, “home-and-home” in Helsinki at the beginning of November. I have no idea how that won’t suck for those two.
     
  6. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    The Air Canada Centre is dead. Long live Scotiabank Arena.
     
  7. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    I'm really excited to see Erik Karlsson in a Sharks uniform.
     
  8. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    Goal of the year in game one?

     
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  9. TheShynessClinic

    TheShynessClinic SoSH's Doug Neidermeyer SoSH Member

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    No.
     
  10. TheShynessClinic

    TheShynessClinic SoSH's Doug Neidermeyer SoSH Member

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    I don't know what to think about this....but I think I like it?

     
  11. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    That's cool.

    I like it when people start game threads when they are supposed to.
     
  12. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I was watching TSN. I was surprised to find out the Leafs have already clinched team of the century. They were unclear on if Auston Matthews is 3 or 4 times better than Gretzky, though.
     
  13. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    They are calling Mathews "Papi" on TSN. Ffs.
     
  14. TheShynessClinic

    TheShynessClinic SoSH's Doug Neidermeyer SoSH Member

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    Matthews is a great player, but McDavid is better.

    Pasta beats them both though.
     
  15. burstnbloom

    burstnbloom Member SoSH Member

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    I hate that Matthews is likely to end up being one of the greatest American players ever and he has to be on the Leafs, where their fanbase and the Toronto media will ensure that I hate him forever.
     
  16. veritas

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    I find it hard to dislike the Leafs tbh, especially as a rival of the Bruins. The Toronto media is really the worst though
     
  17. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    My grandfather, and my Dad as a kid, were big Leaf fans. Bobby Orr made me a Bruins fan, but I had a soft spot for the Leafs until the Canadian cables sports networks came along. First of all I and a baseball, basketball fan, so the lead story in June being about a hockey player's celebrity golf tournament is bad enough.But TSN has a leafs story everyday. Leafs on off days get more air time, even when they suck, than games. The Raptors are all but forgotten.

    As a Canadian, Mathews is a perfect storm for me to dislike him. I feel the growing number of american kids playing hockey and already saturated level of play in Canada means the USA is likely to surpass Canada in hockey, and that our national network will be going exponential Jeter on an American while it happens will be annoying as hell.
     
  18. cshea

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    The Leafs fans and media are s incredibly nauseating that I then hate the Leafs. I don’t have much against the players, they are pretty awesome. Babcock sucks though, watching him fail is always fun.
     
  19. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Babcock went to the same highschool as me. he was gone when I got there, but have to say have not heard any bad things about him. Worked his way up from the bottom.
     
  20. WoburnDiaspora

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    The Hurricanes are super fun to watch. Tied up the game with a bit over a minute left and then won in overtime over Minnesota on the road. Of course, in typical Hurricanes fashion they out shot the other team by almost double (53 - 24) and still needed OT to win it. Aho is awesome, J. Staal has found his game, Svechnikov is going to be rookie of year. The could finally make the playoffs for the first time since 2009 if their goalies could even be league average. Rod Brind'Amour has them playing a very wide open style.
     

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