OtherGround Forums 2019-20 NHL season thread

10/1/19 12:11 AM
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Season begins this Wednesday. Thoughts, predictions, hopes, and dreams???
10/1/19 12:15 AM
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My standing predictions

Atlanta - 1. Tampa 2. Toronto 3. Boston 4. Florida(x) 5. Montreal 6. Buffalo 7. Ottawa 8. Detroit
Metro - 1. Washington 2. Pittsburgh 3. Carolina 4. New Jersey(x) 5. NY Islanders 6. NY Rangers 7. Philadelphia 8. Columbus
Central - 1. Dallas 2. St. Louis 3. Colorado 4. Nashville(x) 5. Winnipeg(x) 6. Chicago 7. Minnesota
Pacific - 1. Calgary 2. Vegas 3. San Jose 4. Arizona 5. Edmonton 6. Vancouver 7. Anaheim 8. Los Angeles

I would say the 7 worst teams are either in the Atlantic and the Pacific. The top 3 teams in those divisions are going to wreck the bottom 3 or 4 teams.

The Metro division is going to be pretty deep this year.
10/1/19 12:20 AM
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Hey fuck you buddy, Columbus finishes 3rd in the metro :(
10/1/19 11:27 PM
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Dallas Stars fan checking in. Really like our chances this year. Stars had a hard time burying the puck in preseason so hopefully the offense can get going out of the gate. Puck drops tomorrow and I'm pumped. 

10/2/19 1:02 AM
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Metro is impossible to predict. After Washington the other 7 teams are almost completely interchangeable.

10/2/19 8:01 AM
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Rhymenoceros -

Another Dallas fan here. Hopefully Corey Perry’s foot falls completely off and he never takes the ice in a stars jersey. Are you listening God? It’s ok if we miss the playoffs as long as Corey perry never plays a game. I mean we had to watch Val Nichushkin break the worst record in hockey last year- we’ve suffered enough. 

Fuck. Bought Tix to joker Thursday pm. Will miss 1st bruins game v stars.

10/2/19 8:24 AM
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LETS GO BUFFALO!

 

GO FLAMES GO!

10/2/19 11:35 AM
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Panthers and Rangers should both be fun to watch. 

10/2/19 11:37 AM
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short offseason, hoping the bruins can make another push this year.
10/2/19 11:37 AM
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Praise be the hockey gods!  Hockey is back!  Rejoice my brothers and sisters!

 

Fix your finest flow, ready your chirps and prepare your best celly!

10/2/19 7:59 PM
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Blues at home raising the banner against the Capitals on NBCSN in 5 minutes!
10/2/19 8:20 PM
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Meohfumado -

 

Praise be the hockey gods!  Hockey is back!  Rejoice my brothers and sisters!

 

Fix your finest flow, ready your chirps and prepare your best celly!

“Fix your flow” lol.

Pictures of the “perfect flow” kids crack me up.

10/2/19 8:21 PM
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Let’s go Rangers...

10/2/19 8:36 PM
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Fuck you, Bergevin

10/2/19 8:40 PM
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In!

10/2/19 8:53 PM
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MayorPirkle -

Fuck you, Bergevin

Lol...now it feels like an official season has started.

Edited: 10/2/19 9:05 PM
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Fearless Predictions:

Cup Winner: Vegas (if not for a horrible call last playoffs they'd have been in the Conference Final)

Biggest Surprise of the Season: Devils win the Metro Division

Biggest Disappoinment (sorry Mayor): Habs.

Most Obvious Tank for Lafreniere Award: Kings (though they'd be last if even if they try to win)

Calder Trophy: Makar, upset win over Hughes, Kakko

The inevitable Boston vs. Leafs series: Leafs in 7

 

10/2/19 9:21 PM
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#8 gets #659 tongiht and will become #8 member of the 700 club this year

10/2/19 9:22 PM
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Let's Go Blues!

10/2/19 9:34 PM
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10/2/19 10:07 PM
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kevsh -

Fearless Predictions:

Cup Winner: Vegas (if not for a horrible call last playoffs they'd have been in the Conference Final)

Biggest Surprise of the Season: Devils win the Metro Division

Biggest Disappoinment (sorry Mayor): Habs.

Most Obvious Tank for Lafreniere Award: Kings (though they'd be last if even if they try to win)

Calder Trophy: Makar, upset win over Hughes, Kakko

The inevitable Boston vs. Leafs series: Leafs in 7

 

The Habs won't be a disappointment, their roster sucks and they aren't well built. Nowhere near enough high end offensive talent, and the talent they do have seems to be unaware that it's in the NHL and not juniors anymore... they will be shit, just as expected and I'll get to have the joy of witnessing the fan base and media be content with battling for and falling short of the last playoff spot... how the mighty have fallen

10/2/19 10:43 PM
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Blues fan Laila gets a gift from the team. Warning: If you haven't seen yet, it's about to get salty in here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icOwVNG_LgM

10/2/19 10:48 PM
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kevsh -

Blues fan Laila gets a gift from the team. Warning: If you haven't seen yet, it's about to get salty in here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icOwVNG_LgM

Dammit that was a beautiful gesture and a wonderful moment.  You’re a real bastard for posting that.  

10/2/19 11:03 PM
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kevsh -

Blues fan Laila gets a gift from the team. Warning: If you haven't seen yet, it's about to get salty in here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icOwVNG_LgM

Amazing.  Got a little dusty

10/2/19 11:17 PM
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MrColdCock -

Metro is impossible to predict. After Washington the other 7 teams are almost completely interchangeable.

Flyers fan here. I’m counting on this to be true