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Chippy contest last night at the Avs/Bruins game. MacKinnon got knocked out of the game early which visibly shook the Avs. Great job to stay with it and continue to pressure the net. Kept the home winning streak alive with number 17 in a row. Also, Bruins fans might be the craziest I’ve seen in person in a long time. 

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20 hours ago, jebusshuttlecock said:

They really are a joke. My only question is where do they go? I’ve heard Houston floated around as a possible destination but would that really be any better?

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23 minutes ago, Theo Aquacates said:

They really are a joke. My only question is where do they go? I’ve heard Houston floated around as a possible destination but would that really be any better?

Fertitta has expressed interest in owning an NHL team before.  The current owner of the Coyotes only owns the team so that he can run a sportsbook in Arizona.  We'll see how long the other owners put up with him having the team in a 5,000 seat arena before they take it from him. 

Houston has some hockey history with the WHA & AHL Aeros existing in some form for about 25 years.  As long as the team is competitive people will show up and that franchise can't do any worse in Houston than what they've been doing in Phoenix for the last 25 years. 

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53 minutes ago, Longhorn_Fan68 said:

Yay Ovi. Boo Russia!

Agree on both points.  However, I'd have to disown the Caps if I let their nationality interfere with my sports.  I assume that Ovie, in particular, is in a difficult situation based on previous foto ops and contacts with Putin.  Coincidentally, his wife and children are in Russia visiting family right now.  It will be interesting to see what, if anything, Ovie says.

I doubt he's any more up on current events than the average Hollywood DB's who spout at the least encouragement.

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Ovechkin may be many things (including one of the greatest hockey players of all time), but he's not ignorant or apolitical. Google "PutinTeam" to see what he set up 3 years *after* the occupation of Crimea and the Donbas. (Throw Malkin in there too for good measure.) He is an out-and-out public supporter of Putin. It's his homeland and he certainly has that right, but to come out now and pull the dumb athlete "hurr durr I don't do politics" is some next level bullshit.

I liked the guy and pulled for the Caps to win the Cup - but yeah, no. 

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1 hour ago, flatdawgs said:

Ovechkin may be many things (including one of the greatest hockey players of all time), but he's not ignorant or apolitical. Google "PutinTeam" to see what he set up 3 years *after* the occupation of Crimea and the Donbas. (Throw Malkin in there too for good measure.) He is an out-and-out public supporter of Putin. It's his homeland and he certainly has that right, but to come out now and pull the dumb athlete "hurr durr I don't do politics" is some next level bullshit.

I liked the guy and pulled for the Caps to win the Cup - but yeah, no. 

Fair POV.

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On 3/5/2022 at 1:40 PM, flatdawgs said:

Ovechkin may be many things (including one of the greatest hockey players of all time), but he's not ignorant or apolitical. Google "PutinTeam" to see what he set up 3 years *after* the occupation of Crimea and the Donbas. (Throw Malkin in there too for good measure.) He is an out-and-out public supporter of Putin. It's his homeland and he certainly has that right, but to come out now and pull the dumb athlete "hurr durr I don't do politics" is some next level bullshit.

I liked the guy and pulled for the Caps to win the Cup - but yeah, no. 

I wonder how much of his support for Putin is want and how much is "has to"

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3 hours ago, Longhorn_Fan68 said:

I wonder how much of his support for Putin is want and how much is "has to"

It's a bit over the top and clearly more than the forced photoshoot sort of thing. Plus not all Russian players have signed on or done similar. Ovechkin is enough of a national idol that it would cause severe blowback to remotely threaten him anyway. Just my opinion after discovering it, which sucks because I liked the guy and it was cool to finally watch him live this season. 

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This is college hockey, but what a fucked up situation, and I don't know where else to put it:

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MINNEAPOLIS - It was one of the most bizarre situations you’ll ever see in college hockey, but Minnesota State University-Mankato is headed to the NCAA Tournament after beating Bemidji State in overtime Saturday night.


Josh Groll appeared to score the game-winning goal a little more than three minutes into overtime to give the Mavericks the Mason Cup and the CCHA title. The goal was reviewed, and deemed a good goal. It was reviewed again, and nearly an hour later, the call was overturned.

The Mavericks had already been given the Mason Cup and were in full celebration mode when they learned the game in fact was not over. Replays show Groll skating in and beating the Bemidji State goalie for what looks like the game-winner. The right goal post briefly shifts, and Groll's shot goes under and around the outside post and into the net.

The CCHA issued a statement about the play Saturday night, and former Gophers coach and current league commissioner Don Lucia spoke with reporters after the game.


After about an hour, the teams regrouped and had five minutes to warm back up on the ice. The few fans that remained filed back into the arena. The game resumed with 16:58 left in overtime, and Jack McNeely eventually scored the game-winning goal for the Mavericks. The two goals ended up being about 79 minutes apart.

"It's not what we wanted. It's not what anybody wanted. For me, I wanted to make the right call. There’s so much at stake. I don't want to end someone’s career on a goal that isn’t a goal," Lucia said.

"The biggest thing we talk about … is we want to get it right at the end. That’s what really matters," MSU-Mankato coach Mike Hastings said. "Happy for the guys. What happened at the end the second time was right. That’s what we should be after."

 

 

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