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2021 NHL regular season thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cosmo, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    That’s code for COVID, no?
  2. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    I think that’s how it started but the Red Wings have been using it for everything
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Details on the suit against the Sharks:

    Kane, Sharks Sued by Centennial Bank
  4. Tighthead

    Tighthead Well-Known Member

    Borrowing against future earnings - basically a payday loan on an NHL contract. At that point, he may have already met the definition of insolvent.
  5. mateen

    mateen Active Member

    I have never found him interesting or particularly insightful on the air and will not miss him at all. But I do find it kind of fascinating, as a comment on where we are nowadays, that the joke that ultimately caused his departure was based on what I think is an unassailable factual premise, which is that young single male athletes with lots of money will seek female companionship, and that in normal times it will be readily available. Obviously in today's age he ought to have known better than to make that joke, but the level of outrage it created was bigger than I would have predicted.
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  6. Tighthead

    Tighthead Well-Known Member

    I think the fact that he was a terrible GM, a terrible analyst and had previously sloughed off domestic violence as “unfortunate” made this a bit of a last straw. I don’t know anyone who likes Milbury.

    I feel like part of the “outrage” was opportunistic. Hockey fans weren’t going to pass up on the chance to send him packing.
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  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Earlier in the bubble tournament he had said on the air that the teams playing in the empty arena was like a college women's hockey game.
  8. mateen

    mateen Active Member

    I do agree that his baggage was part of this in a way that's hard to separate out, but even considering that it seemed the level of outrage caused didn't seem to fit the crime.

    This is a guy who's best known for hitting someone with a shoe, and who tried to have Chris Nilan play in an NHL All Star game. It probably doesn't say great things that he held on to such a prominent role in the hockey world for so long.
  9. Splendid Splinter

    Splendid Splinter Well-Known Member

    Him and Roenick can start their own podcast.
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  10. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    I had totally forgotten about the Nilan thing.
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Let’s check in on the third period of Pens-Flyers …


  12. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Ovechkin with no goals, two assists last night. He didn’t have a 0-2 game all last year.
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