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Running 2007 NHL regular season thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hockeybeat, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I figured that I'd get the thread started with the season starting this weekend with the Ducks and Kings playing two games in London.

    Here are my predictions for the final standings, playoff teams and award winners; all of which are sure to be wrong.

     
  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    Geez, no flies on you, HB. Regular season doesn't begin until Saturday.

    Oh, and Looserfanboy, the Rangers won't even get by the second round. :)
     
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Man, there's no way in all I'm putting predictions out like that. You're a brave one, HB!

    And JR is right. The Rags suck! :D
     
  4. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Yipee, regular season thread, finally! SO happy!

    Will give my predictions tomorrow.
     
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I like to get started early with the hockey threads! :)

    Rangers are going to win The Cup, powered by Mimico's favorite son, Brendan Shanahan!
     
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I can't wait. Now if the idiots at Dish Network would just reach a deal to offer Center Ice, I'll be in business.
     
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Ok, I'll play

    East:

    Rangers
    Senators
    Lightning
    Penguins
    Hurricanes
    Flyers
    Islanders
    Sabres

    West:
    Ducks
    Red Wings
    Canucks
    Avalanche
    Flames
    Sharks
    Wild
    Predators

    Rangers beat the Red Wings for the Cup

    Hart (MVP): Sidney Crosby
    Art Ross (Top Scorer): Sidney Crosby
    Maurice Richard (Top Goal Scorer): Ilya Kovalchuk
    Calder Trophy (Rookie Of The Year): Jonathan Toews
    Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman): Dion Phaneuf
    Vezina Trophy (Best Goaltender): Roberto Luongo
    Lady Byng Trophy (Most Sportsmanlike): Brad Richards
    Selke Trophy (Best Defensive Forward): John Madden
    Jack Adams Award (Coach Of The Year): Mike Babcock
    Jennings Trophy (Lowest Goals Against Average): Luongo and Curtis Sanford
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP): Chris Drury

    HB, if I may ask, what makes you put the Lightning at the bottom of the Southeast? They're a much better team than Florida, Washinton and Atlanta, and will be fighting the Hurricanes for the division.
     
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I just think Tampa is thin on the blueline after Boyle and Denis Lemieux would be an upgrade in goal.
     
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Now here's some good fodder for debate ...

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=219246&hubname=

    Roberto Luongo says he'd quit the NHL if the league introduced larger nets.

    There is no plan to do so but there was a lot of talk about it a couple of years ago during symposiums open to any ideas to enhance offence in the league.

    Taller nets, wider nets, curved posts - some of the suggestions were wild.

    Luongo, the star goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks, says he'd have no desire to play if nets were larger than the current size of six feet by four feet. During a conference call Tuesday, he was asked how he'd react if bigger nets were mandated.

    "If that day comes, I don't think you'd see me in the NHL," he replied.

    He'd rather retire, he added.
     
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    Memo to Gary The Weasel: LEAVE THE FUCKING GAME ALONE.
     
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    No shit ... someone on my softball board compared NHL marketing ability to NASCAR ... keep it regional, know your fans and don't change anything.

    Fuck's sake, it's not like NASCAR started turning right in order to please people who weren't going to watch anyway.
     
  12. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I've got it! Make the nets bigger and eliminate goalies! Who needs to stop the puck? Every game can be 47-46! Won't that be fun?
     
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