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8/14/20 9:18 PM
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Lets FUCKING go Blues!!!!!!!!

8/14/20 9:25 PM
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The Blues are the dirtiest team in the league...makes me puke

Hate on the refs then

8/14/20 9:28 PM
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8/14/20 9:28 PM
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8/14/20 9:44 PM
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FFS  5 straight loses for the Blues...fuck!

8/14/20 9:45 PM
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8/14/20 9:46 PM
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Karma!!!  Buck the Flues!!!

8/15/20 10:37 AM
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MayorPirkle -

Claude Julien hospitalized due to having chest pains overnight, hope it's nothing serious.

Interesting note from Bergevin's statement that shows why Montreal is completely fucked until they get an owner with a backbone : Bergevin announces that Kirk Muller will take over for Julien as head coach in the interim, and part of his statement was "We know Kirk doesn't speak French, but these are exceptional circumstances and we're asking for your understanding". Completely fucking ridiculous that he has to include that in a statement about his coach being rushed to hospital. The Habs will wallow in mediocrity until they stop catering to the French media and start actually trying to build the best team they can.

Kirk is my all time favorite Hab as that was when I got into hockey & they just happened to win the Cup. I was 13 years old at the time & still have my embroidered #11 MULLER jersey. If he can't get a free pass in Montreal, who can? 

No one, not even cup legends.

That's how insecure French Quebec (and the motherland Frenchies) is about it.


I'm Acadian French. We don't play that shit. They'll never hire the best candidates and they'll always ruin their own homgrown talent (that want nothing to do with playing for the Habs) in this era.

The Story of Louis Leblanc is a perfect example.

To be fair, Louis Leblanc was godawful and nothing was going to turn that kid into an NHLer

He was not god awful, I watched him in both minors/College and the AHL, Guy Lafleur he was not but he was  improving until they gutted the organization and the incoming coach had a bug up his ass about a specific stYYle of play that was not Louis and he/his family made mistakes about the decisions of where to play as an amateur.

There's a few articles about how being drafted by the canadians as a French kid changes your entire life in hockey, his story contains that, regardless of what you may have though of skills, and I never thought he would be a top scorer but regardless the last name made the team and French fanbase expect it for nothing more than the name and some scouts biased as such.

The issue with Leblanc was the Habs tried to take a homerun swing, drafting the hometown French kid in the first round at the centennial season draft in Montreal. He had some talent obviously, you have to to be on the radar of NHL teams, but he was picked basically out of AAA Lac St Louis Lions and 1 season of USHL. Did they not do an interview with the kid and know his plan was to go to Harvard? That right showed he wasn't serious about becoming an NHLer. Nothing wrong with that, I'm never going to fault a kid for going to get an education at Harvard, but it shows he wasn't fully committed to developing. He would have been a bust on any team that drafted him. The team basically strong armed him into the Q the next season, which again I don't think has anything to with the Habs specifically as any team would have panicked to salvage their first round pick.

So I kind of agree in the sense that Montreal overvalued him and tried to hit a homerun with the local kid for the centennial, but by the same token the fact that Montreal dratted him is the only reason the kid ever saw a minute in the show. If he was on any other team, he'd never have seen ice higher than the AHL.

8/15/20 10:54 AM
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Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask has opted out of the remainder of the playoffs.

8/15/20 11:06 AM
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Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask has opted out of the remainder of the playoffs.

good

fuck boston.

(With terence and philip flapping head): Fuck you buddy! 
 

halak time!!

8/15/20 12:44 PM
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Im happy to see halak. Hes good. Would make for a cinderella story.

8/15/20 2:19 PM
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RJJH -

what in the sweet fuck happened to the Flyers last night?

I fucking hate the habs so much.

good to see Calgary & Vancouver playing so well right now. they look poised for the second round. A matchup that hasnt happened since the flames went to the cup finals.

Islanders being up 2-0 on washington is surprising but they do have a crazy smothering defense.

Islanders are a real dark horse this year.

philly was 13-1 in the last 14 games they were due for a bad one 

hopefully it wakes them up 

8/15/20 3:28 PM
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that didnt look good for svechnikovs knee

8/15/20 4:19 PM
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Glad bruins won, hope tuukas family is ok. If he does have some immediately I'll family, then I get it. If not, quite frankly, I don't want to see him play for Boston again. I don't know what the story is, but I do know tukka has always been rumored to be a bit unstable.

8/15/20 5:41 PM
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Was a pretty fun Yotes and Avs game, just happened yo turn it on in the final minute or so low scoring affair and then caught fire

8/15/20 9:03 PM
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choadler -

Glad bruins won, hope tuukas family is ok. If he does have some immediately I'll family, then I get it. If not, quite frankly, I don't want to see him play for Boston again. I don't know what the story is, but I do know tukka has always been rumored to be a bit unstable.

Thought I heard them say he has three very young children but everyone is healthy.

 

He didn’t seem to be into playing in the bubble at all from his post-game comments.

8/15/20 9:04 PM
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RJJH -
akbar87 -

that didnt look good for svechnikovs knee

brutal injury. he's gone for a good 10 months imo.

Very unfortunate 

8/15/20 9:32 PM
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What happened with Tukka??? 

Im watching the UFC today and kind of just watching the scores for hockey.  

8/15/20 9:38 PM
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choadler -

Glad bruins won, hope tuukas family is ok. If he does have some immediately I'll family, then I get it. If not, quite frankly, I don't want to see him play for Boston again. I don't know what the story is, but I do know tukka has always been rumored to be a bit unstable.

"I want to be with my teammates competing, but at this moment there are things more important than hockey in my life, and that's being with my family," Rask said. "I want to thank the Bruins and my teammates for their support and wish them success."

 

"His family is safe and healthy," Sweeney said. "But with a newborn and two other young girls it's been challenging. It's nothing specific. Fortunately, his family is healthy. To have their dad back to be around on a regular basis is exactly what Tuukka needs to do at this point in time."

8/15/20 9:38 PM
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Fuck

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29666909/boston-bruins-goalie-tuukka-rask-opts-ahead-game-3%3fplatform=amp

8/16/20 12:07 AM
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Fuck Rask. A lot of these guys have families and young kids, you think they don't want to be home with them? Of course they do, but they're sacrificing to try and win the greatest trophy in sports and going to war for their teammates. Rask is a huge part of that team, they pay him crazy money and he bailed on them. If I'm a Bruin, I never want to see that guy back in my net.

8/16/20 12:30 PM
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hoping Chicago can win today to at least recieve the gentlemens sweep.

Washington needs to win or theyre done, no way anyone can win 4 straight against NYI's defence.

Go Flames, Flyers & Canucks!!!!

 

 


Hawks are toast.

Knights look huge compared to them.

8/16/20 2:50 PM
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I’m going to reserve judgement on Rask, for now. Boston is a top team.  Hopefully teams don’t lose any more players.  

But this DALLAS VS CALGARY game on CNBC is awesome.  Stars got the early 1-0 lead.  It’s first intermission. 

 

And were LIVE ON USA NETWORK too!  Islanders vs Capitals is in OVERTIME!!!

8/16/20 2:52 PM
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Anyone watching?  

8/16/20 2:58 PM
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YESSS!!! OT WINNER