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2018-19 NHL thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cosmo, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Thankfully, Carlyle is gone. Never wanted him in the first place. He has completely lost his last three teams -- Ducks, Leafs, Ducks.
    Eakins signed a three-year extension last season. Correct me if I'm wrong, but minor league coaches usually don't sign three-year contracts. So he must have been the backup option all along for Carlyle's inevitable failure. He played the good soldier, always saying the right things, i.e. he loved living in San Diego and didn't aspire to move up.
    As for Murray being the interim coach, it achieves ownerships goal of not paying two for the same job. Usually the assistants do most of the work, but I don't think the assistants are any great shakes, either. They have changed them every year recently. The main guys now are Marty Wilford, Mark Morrison and Rich Preston.
  2. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Fuck it. Get Jim Playfair in there.
  3. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    If I can threadjack this Ducks thread for a moment ...

    Malkin is going to get a call from the league office for swinging his stick a a dude's head tonight. He's damn lucky he missed but he got tossed anyway and the Pens had to kill a major at the end of the Flyers game.

    That game also featured a quick whistle that cost Philly a goal in the second period.
  4. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Just saw the Sharks score maybe the softest goal I've ever seen. Is DiPietro really that bad?
  5. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    He’s a junior emergency callup. He was Team Canada’s starting goalie at the world juniors. He’s not ready for the NHL.
  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    The Caps can't continue to play this sloppy defensively if they want any chance of getting out of the first round, much less repeating. Kempny has sort of crashed back to earth of late and looks more like the guy the Blackhawks had no issue giving up for a middling draft pick.
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  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Also, semi-Cap related ... Joel Ward retired yesterday. One of the best dudes out there. Scored the game winner on the road in Game 7 in '12 to knock Boston out of the playoffs. Endured a bunch of stupid racist taunts afterward. Was really one of my favorite players of this current era. Cheers to Joel.
    Dog8Cats and Vombatus like this.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Warning: Team in Raleigh might finally (!) contain hockey-like substance ...
  9. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Don Cherry is trending on my Twitter feed, so I went and looked why.

    Jesus H. Christ, Grapes.
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  10. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

  11. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Wheel, snipe, celly, boys.
    RickStain likes this.
  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    What is Grapes' problem?

    Now I might have to get a "Bunch of Jerks" T-shirt or two to put under the Ronnie sweater. Because Francis was, indeed, a jerk ... eh?

    As little as you say about a team in a non-traditional market, NOW you chime in? Um ... yeah ...
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