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2013-02-05 08:10:06 AM  
For those of us who don't follow hockey, um....so what?
 
2013-02-05 08:21:29 AM  
?
 
2013-02-05 08:30:14 AM  
It means that the one player was performing better than his entire opposition.  As a Leafs fan, it makes me sad.
 
2013-02-05 08:31:02 AM  

gaslight: For those of us who don't follow hockey, um....so what?


Eric Staal and Jordan Staal are brothers and are both very good players.

The Leafs are the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NHL.
 
2013-02-05 09:32:22 AM  
This makes my day.
 
2013-02-05 09:53:34 AM  
Jay Feely is unimpressed.
 
2013-02-05 09:54:36 AM  
I'm sure this will make a certain someone pleased.
 
2013-02-05 09:58:23 AM  
Is this the new Reddit?
 
2013-02-05 10:01:15 AM  

Counter_Intelligent: It means that the one player was performing better than his entire opposition.  As a Leafs fan, it makes me sad.


As a person who grew up in Southern Ontario and had to listen to people constantly going on about the Leafs (especially back in the early 2000s when people were deluded into thinking they were good when they would just sneak into the playoffs and the Senators would choke), this makes me happy.
 
2013-02-05 10:06:37 AM  

greenbowlpacker: Is this the new Reddit?


Or it is just the slowest week in sports. Just six more days until real sports start again.
 
2013-02-05 10:09:33 AM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-05 10:22:20 AM  

CipollinaFan: greenbowlpacker: Is this the new Reddit?

Or it is just the slowest week in sports. Just six more days until real sports start again.


You silly goose. The NHL has been going for a few weeks now. Big game tonight with Chicago in San Jose.
 
2013-02-05 10:26:57 AM  
I chuckled.  Screw you, NHL haters.

/Go Devils!
 
2013-02-05 10:28:18 AM  
WhiskeySticks:
The NHL has been going for a few weeks now.

DC has not gotten that memo yet.
 
2013-02-05 10:33:37 AM  

gaslight: For those of us who don't follow hockey, um....so what?


Yeah, I've been to Staal Brothers, Virginia and it ain't sh*t.

/much like Toronto
 
2013-02-05 10:41:30 AM  

CipollinaFan: greenbowlpacker: Is this the new Reddit?

Or it is just the slowest week in sports. Just six more days until real sports start again.


This.

I love DVRs. How many screen grabs did we miss back in the day?
 
2013-02-05 10:44:05 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Big game tonight with Chicago in San Jose.


My money is on the Sharks.

I think Chicago's initial hot streak is over. They were sub-par against an ineffectual Canucks lineup and beat my NHL-worst Flames in a shootout on Saturday, despite getting outshot 47-19.
 
2013-02-05 10:45:37 AM  
Carolina also leads the Rangers in Staal Brothers 3-1.
 
2013-02-05 10:47:48 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: gaslight: For those of us who don't follow hockey, um....so what?

Eric Staal and Jordan Staal are brothers and are both very good players.
The Leafs are the Pittsburgh Pirates Chicago Cubs of the NHL.



FTFY.  Ton(ne)s of money, unwavering fan support (Leafs fans are even more love-blind than Cubs fans), and forever pining for glory days gone by (with the occasional ill-fated foray into the playoffs, just to keep up the tease...)


dywed88: (...)  especially back in the early 2000s when people were deluded into thinking they were good when they would just sneak into the playoffs and the Senators would choke (...)


Oh, God, don't remind me...

/They'll be fine without Spezza, right..?   :'(
 
2013-02-05 10:53:37 AM  

Counter_Intelligent: It means that the one player was performing better than his entire opposition.  As a Leafs fan, it makes me sad.


Two players.  Even in Canada, brothers tend to be different people.  It's also relevant because the Staal brothers consider the Leafs to be their growing up local team, because by Canadian standards, one lake over is one lake over, regardless of how big the lakes are.  That's how they roll in Canadia.
 
2013-02-05 10:56:29 AM  

Loomy: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: gaslight: For those of us who don't follow hockey, um....so what?

Eric Staal and Jordan Staal are brothers and are both very good players.
The Leafs are the Pittsburgh Pirates Chicago Cubs of the NHL.


FTFY. Ton(ne)s of money, unwavering fan support (Leafs fans are even more love-blind than Cubs fans), and forever pining for glory days gone by (with the occasional ill-fated foray into the playoffs, just to keep up the tease...)


I had Cubs in there originally, but I switched it to the Pirates at the last minute to avoid offending Cubs fans; I was just going for your average "sad sack" team.  Based on your description, I could have used the Washington Redskins too, I guess.
 
2013-02-05 11:12:47 AM  

dywed88: Counter_Intelligent: It means that the one player was performing better than his entire opposition.  As a Leafs fan, it makes me sad.

As a person who grew up in Southern Ontario and had to listen to people constantly going on about the Leafs (especially back in the early 2000s when people were deluded into thinking they were good when they would just sneak into the playoffs and the Senators would choke), this makes me happy.


Not a Leaf fan, but that's some serious revisionist history there.   From the 98-99 season ( when they moved back to the East ) to the 03-04 season ( before the lockout ) the leafs finished in the top five in the East every year but once ( finished seventh in 00-01 ) and went to the conference finals twice.  That's a consistently good team by most measures.
 
2013-02-05 11:19:41 AM  
i thought the nhl was canceled this year due to suckage..okey cool
 
2013-02-05 11:25:41 AM  
Guess the Maple Laffs are missing out on Luongo big time now. What a bunch of incompetents.
 
2013-02-05 11:26:51 AM  

CipollinaFan: greenbowlpacker: Is this the new Reddit?

Or it is just the slowest week in sports. Just six more days until real sports start again.




I guess real sports call it a day when a little rain comes down? Soccer payers even play in rain. Baseball players are bigger pussies than soccer players! Sad. Not to mention your super exciting sport is 90% standing around, but please tell us how boring hockey is and how it's not a real sport
 
2013-02-05 11:29:30 AM  

IAmRight: Jay Feely is unimpressed.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-05 11:32:42 AM  

Rev.K: WhiskeySticks: Big game tonight with Chicago in San Jose.

My money is on the Sharks.

I think Chicago's initial hot streak is over. They were sub-par against an ineffectual Canucks lineup and beat my NHL-worst Flames in a shootout on Saturday, despite getting outshot 47-19.


To be fair, SJ's initial hot streak is also over.  Yes, they scored almost an average of 5 goals per game in their first five games, but in the last 4 games they're down to 2 goals per game.
 
2013-02-05 11:34:31 AM  
Alright... I'm an occasional hockey fan at best. I probably watch 1 full regular season game per year, if the stars align properly. I flip to games during other commercials or breaks in video games as well, but I don't watch for more than a few minutes at a time. Sorry; hockey wasn't always easy to catch on TV in my market (Chicago) when I was younger, and I never got fully into it.

That said, can someone give me a quick (hopefully not-too-snarky) explanation of how records are kept? According to ESPN, the Hawks are 7-0. However, it also says they have two shootout losses. Their home record is 2-0-0, while their away record is 5-0-2. Does a SOL count for less points, but not as a defeat?
 
2013-02-05 11:39:17 AM  

skrame: Alright... I'm an occasional hockey fan at best. I probably watch 1 full regular season game per year, if the stars align properly. I flip to games during other commercials or breaks in video games as well, but I don't watch for more than a few minutes at a time. Sorry; hockey wasn't always easy to catch on TV in my market (Chicago) when I was younger, and I never got fully into it.

That said, can someone give me a quick (hopefully not-too-snarky) explanation of how records are kept? According to ESPN, the Hawks are 7-0. However, it also says they have two shootout losses. Their home record is 2-0-0, while their away record is 5-0-2. Does a SOL count for less points, but not as a defeat?


Win is worth 2 points, Loss is worth 0 points and a Shootout loss is 1 point. Which I think is farkin dumb, it's such a Canadian rule, like the point in CFL for missing a field goal, "nice try eh!"
 
2013-02-05 11:39:49 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: gaslight: For those of us who don't follow hockey, um....so what?

Eric Staal and Jordan Staal are brothers and are both very good players.

The Leafs are the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NHL.


Okay, can someone who is a more intense hockey follower than I explain how the Maple Leafs, playing in possibly the most hockey-crazy market in the league in a metro area with millions of die hard fans, have managed to suck ass for so long? Surely this isn't a Canadian dollar versus American dollar thing.
 
2013-02-05 11:41:25 AM  

skrame: That said, can someone give me a quick (hopefully not-too-snarky) explanation of how records are kept? According to ESPN, the Hawks are 7-0. However, it also says they have two shootout losses. Their home record is 2-0-0, while their away record is 5-0-2. Does a SOL count for less points, but not as a defeat?


You're missing a column, the Hawks are 7-0-2

With the implementation of the horrendous, God-awful, f*cking idiotic shootout, overtime and shootout losses are counted differently than regulation losses, because the team still gets a point.

All of this dumbf*ckery, because apparently ties were the worst thing ever.

/I don't like the shootout
 
2013-02-05 11:42:29 AM  

tnpir: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: gaslight: For those of us who don't follow hockey, um....so what?

Eric Staal and Jordan Staal are brothers and are both very good players.

The Leafs are the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NHL.

Okay, can someone who is a more intense hockey follower than I explain how the Maple Leafs, playing in possibly the most hockey-crazy market in the league in a metro area with millions of die hard fans, have managed to suck ass for so long? Surely this isn't a Canadian dollar versus American dollar thing.




Lolwut? CAD vs USD? Why haven't the cubs won in a die hard media market? Incompetence
 
2013-02-05 11:44:24 AM  

Rev.K: skrame: That said, can someone give me a quick (hopefully not-too-snarky) explanation of how records are kept? According to ESPN, the Hawks are 7-0. However, it also says they have two shootout losses. Their home record is 2-0-0, while their away record is 5-0-2. Does a SOL count for less points, but not as a defeat?

You're missing a column, the Hawks are 7-0-2

With the implementation of the horrendous, God-awful, f*cking idiotic shootout, overtime and shootout losses are counted differently than regulation losses, because the team still gets a point.

All of this dumbf*ckery, because apparently ties were the worst thing ever.

/I don't like the shootout


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

In determining playoff berths, the rule was recently changed that shootout wins were not counted, only regulation and overtime wins are.

So if you're tied with another team and that team has fewer shootout wins than you do and more regulation wins, they get the playoff spot and you don't.

By the NHL's own rule change, the shootout is basically worthless.

In this lockout-shortened season the shootout is completely useless.
 
2013-02-05 11:45:35 AM  

Malcolm_Sex: Lolwut? CAD vs USD?


You don't remember the 1990s? When players on Canadian teams demanded to be paid in American dollars thereby boosting their salary by about 35%.
 
2013-02-05 11:49:12 AM  
i291.photobucket.com
old but funny
 
2013-02-05 11:52:39 AM  

carnifex2005: Guess the Maple Laffs are missing out on Luongo big time now. What a bunch of incompetents.


Theres a lot of things wrong with the Maple Leafs, getting Luongo would just make them worse, Vancouver, and anyone else, is welcome to him.
 
2013-02-05 11:52:54 AM  

bighairyguy: Carolina also leads the Rangers in Staal Brothers 3-1.


Carolina can have the 4th if they want. Just send Faulk and Skinner up north, and he's theirs.
 
2013-02-05 11:56:47 AM  

Rev.K: By the NHL's own rule change, the shootout is basically worthless.


All because 3 points/win, 2 points/SOW, 1 point/SOL, 0 points/loss would damage the points records that no one cares about anyway.

/shootouts make it more fun
//hate going to all the trouble to go to a game to have it end in a tie
 
2013-02-05 12:00:48 PM  

Rev.K: In determining playoff berths, the rule was recently changed that shootout wins were not counted, only regulation and overtime wins are.

So if you're tied with another team and that team has fewer shootout wins than you do and more regulation wins, they get the playoff spot and you don't.

By the NHL's own rule change, the shootout is basically worthless.

In this lockout-shortened season the shootout is completely useless.


No, it's not useless. You said it yourself - in the event of a tie the team with more regulation wins moves forward. Which hardly makes the shootout useless.
 
2013-02-05 12:01:08 PM  

IAmRight: All because 3 points/win, 2 points/SOW, 1 point/SOL, 0 points/loss would damage the points records that no one cares about anyway.


That is all totally unnecessary.

The NHL has gone absolutely ape-sh*t to make sure points are awarded in almost every single game.

This is wrong.

Why is it wrong?

BECAUSE THIS IS THE F*CKING PROFESSIONALS. YOU LOSE, TOO GODDAMN BAD.

Any loss - 0 points. That's how it should be.
 
2013-02-05 12:03:26 PM  

swahnhennessy: No, it's not useless. You said it yourself - in the event of a tie the team with more regulation wins moves forward. Which hardly makes the shootout useless.


It puts even more of a premium on regulation and overtime wins.

Once overtime has passed you by and you're headed to a shootout, you're going to get 1 point and that second point, should you get it, will, in all likelihood, will not count in terms of getting a playoff spot.

7th through 11th in both conference will probably be a log jam and a lot of extra shootout win points are going to get dropped. So why the f*ck are they doing it at all?

Again, useless.
 
2013-02-05 12:03:50 PM  

LemSkroob: bighairyguy: Carolina also leads the Rangers in Staal Brothers 3-1.

Carolina can have the 4th if they want. Just send Faulk and Skinner up north, and he's theirs.


Sorry, we're quite fond of those two.
 
2013-02-05 12:04:57 PM  

Rev.K: Malcolm_Sex: Lolwut? CAD vs USD?

You don't remember the 1990s? When players on Canadian teams demanded to be paid in American dollars thereby boosting their salary by about 35%.



The most successful team in the league is Canadian. The better part of one decade doesn't mean diddly in a 100 year old championship
 
2013-02-05 12:05:59 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: The most successful team in the league is Canadian. The better part of one decade doesn't mean diddly in a 100 year old championship


Do you even know what I'm talking about?
 
2013-02-05 12:08:11 PM  

Rev.K: It puts even more of a premium on regulation and overtime wins.


Yes, in the unlikely event that there is a tie. That extra point for winning in the shootout adds up. You may as well say that an OT win is useless.

At any rate, the NHL needs to go to the 3 point system.
 
2013-02-05 12:10:09 PM  

Rev.K: Malcolm_Sex: The most successful team in the league is Canadian. The better part of one decade doesn't mean diddly in a 100 year old championship

Do you even know what I'm talking about?



Yes I know what happened in the nineties. You are forgetting the original question which was how can the Leafs be so bad for so long and I laughed at the suggestion it was a cad vs usd thing for the reason that they've been bad for much longer than the loonie was in trouble for
 
2013-02-05 12:15:25 PM  

Rev.K: skrame: That said, can someone give me a quick (hopefully not-too-snarky) explanation of how records are kept? According to ESPN, the Hawks are 7-0. However, it also says they have two shootout losses. Their home record is 2-0-0, while their away record is 5-0-2. Does a SOL count for less points, but not as a defeat?

You're missing a column, the Hawks are 7-0-2

With the implementation of the horrendous, God-awful, f*cking idiotic shootout, overtime and shootout losses are counted differently than regulation losses, because the team still gets a point.

All of this dumbf*ckery, because apparently ties were the worst thing ever.

/I don't like the shootout


Ah, thanks. I for some reason ignored that column. I was looking for one titled ties, like an idiot. (Also thanks to Malcolm_Sex.)

So, Rev & others who don't like the shootout, what would you prefer? Bringing back ties, or play until there is winner?
 
2013-02-05 12:17:20 PM  

skrame: So, Rev & others who don't like the shootout, what would you prefer? Bringing back ties, or play until there is winner?


10 minutes of 4 on 4 is going to settle a lot of games. If it's still tied it's a tie.

Allow me to go and prepare my example. I shall return.
 
2013-02-05 12:20:22 PM  
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