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Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by TRF_Ezequiel, May 12, 2011.

  1. Canadian_Rugger

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    I am ****** Boston lost as I was gunning for them. They are going to be hurting next year as they are going to lose a bunch of good players due to the salary cap being reduced from 70 Million to 64 Million. I am a Montreal Canadiens fan at heart so hopefully we make some big moves in the off-season and sign a big physical center *cough* Vinny Lecavalier *cough*

    We should find out end of this week if NHL players will participate in the Sochi Olympics and I am sure they will.
     
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  3. TRF_SelimNiai

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    Yeah, I think Lucic or Seguin said after the Toronto series he was relieved they won as it was the last chance with most of these guys.

    Mixed feelings about seeing VL4 leave, man has been a big player for Tampa but he's not been as productive, hes not the main man now, the future needs to build around Stamkos and he's on over 7 million I think, hell of a lot for a 2nd line C
     
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    Like this joke song about, as they say a dumbass rule.
     
  5. LittleGuy

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    Yeah the puck over the glass rule needs to change...I wouldn't mind a penalty if it was clearly to earn a whistle or delay the game but these totally incidental calls are annoying. NHL likes it though because the Power Plays artifically increase scoring...rather than taking on the goalie fraternity and stopping them from looking like Michelin men between the posts.

    Edit: Leafs getting rid of Grabovski is awful...hate that move.
     
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    I think its was Rangers/Capitals game that the game winner came seconds after a dodgy call. If its blatent then yeah, a penalty if fair but for an error, a fluke or a misjudgment its harsh.

    I heard Grabovski made a few stong comments at the Leafs Management after his treatment after lockout, dunno if its true or not.
     
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    Yeah he was less than pleased LOL, I think he unleashed some vitriol on his twitter account at Randy Carlyle, pretty funny stuff.
     
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    First the NFL, and now the NHL...

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    As a recent Pens convert, Crosby's OT score last night was pretty sweet.
     
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    BIg fan of both the Dallas Stars & the Detriot Redwings in the NHL.
    Would love a trip to detriot to the Joe to see the Redwings

    Do any TRF'ers have any experience of spectating at an NHL Game????
     
  11. munstermuffin

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    Yeah I lived in Calgary for a while so went to Flames games and well started supporting them. Been to Saddledome a lot but it's been tough past few years as Flames fan
     
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    I've been to games in Buffalo and Toronto, both at their old arena's and their new ones. But I haven't been in a while, I've seemed to have lucked out as I've seen some pretty cool stuff happen at the few games I've been to, one Buffalo game Alexander Mogilny had a natural hat trick vs. the Islanders. The only game I went to at the new Toronto arena Yanick Perrault of all players became the first leaf in a decade or so to score four goals in a game, and another game I went to at Maple Leaf gardens the Leafs utterly destroyed the Hawks.

    The old arena's had more atmosphere and more core fans, though the newer ones are obviously much better facilities. Seeing a game in Toronto is difficult just de to the high demand for tickets and they are in a price range that is nowhere even close to what I'm willing to buy. Haven't been over to Buffalo for a while now either, I used to be able to get over their with just my drivers license but now you have to have a passport and I haven't bothered renewing mine. I'm not as much a fan of Hockey as when I was ten years ago either so it's not very high on my priority list.

    OHL games can be pretty fun, the arena's are small, tickets are cheap and it's an intimate atmosphere, on the opposite spectrum are AHL games which are pretty dire, the arena's look half empty most of the time and TV coverage is very limited, I've been to some Hamilton Bulldogs games but it's not that great.
     
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    Any of the UK based members follow the elite league in the uk????

    If so, which team???


    I'll start--- I am a Dundee Stars fan
     
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    Saw Pens-Caps at the Consol last season, and going to Pens-Bruins in Boston this coming Saturday (I think).

    Don't really follow the UK league though, although I suppose I should.
     
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    Yeah lower league games are more fun. Went to few Hitmen games in Calgary and entertainment was much better. Add in price difference is massive too for attending games. But do you follow CFL much LittleGuy?
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty passionate about gridiron in general, just as much a fan of it as I am rugby.
     
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    Yea I'm the same used to love going to Stamps games and was lucky enough to meet Cornish few times. I loved CFL games there especially against Roughriders with their Watermelon heads ha. Who do you fancy to win Grey Cup?
     
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    Probably the Stamps, though the winner of Hamilton/Montreal will be a tougher opponent than what it looked like about three months ago. Both semi finals this week should be fantastic.

    I really enjoy attending the CFL as well it's very similar to a rugby type crowd, passionate with some drinking but not excessive bordering on idiocy like some NFL crowds get.
     
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    Fully agree. Yeah I've like Montreal the last few weeks and really when it gets to this stage Stamps go in to shell a bit. It should be 3 great games though (this weekend and next).
     
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    Take that Bruins!

    That overtime goal was worth everything my girlfriend spent on the tickets... shame she was in the toilet and missed it.
     
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    Just caught the highlights. You got a good game it seems. Enjoy the trip.
     
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