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(TSN)   Luongo lets in the game winner with no one from the other team on the ice   (tsn.ca) divider line 59
    More: Fail, Roberto Luongo, Canadiens, Canucks, Tomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty, Henrik Sedin, Dan Hamhuis, P.K. Subban  
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2013-10-13 07:43:46 PM

fatalvenom: ds_4815: fatalvenom: Oh BTW Flappyhead, I decided on a "Thanks, Obama" sign for Thomas at the Bruins/Panthers game.

I just hope he plays.

Was wondering about that last night. This Thursday's game, right? Someone needs to get a screencap.


Yeah, this Thursday.

Since everyone has Center Ice right now, there is no excuse for someone watching either feed to get it done.

I think it would be the NESN feed, they'd be more apt to show it so Jack and Brick can make snarky comments.

I'll be the slightly chubby guy holding the sign.


Where will you be sitting so I know where to look?
 
2013-10-13 08:56:36 PM

desertgeek: fatalvenom: ds_4815: fatalvenom: Oh BTW Flappyhead, I decided on a "Thanks, Obama" sign for Thomas at the Bruins/Panthers game.

I just hope he plays.

Was wondering about that last night. This Thursday's game, right? Someone needs to get a screencap.


Yeah, this Thursday.

Since everyone has Center Ice right now, there is no excuse for someone watching either feed to get it done.

I think it would be the NESN feed, they'd be more apt to show it so Jack and Brick can make snarky comments.

I'll be the slightly chubby guy holding the sign.

Where will you be sitting so I know where to look?


In the corner on Thomas' end in the first and third, 3 rows off the glass.
 
2013-10-13 10:01:17 PM
I'm a proud Luongo hater as well, but that one isn't on him.

That said, the photo at the top of this story...

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24073272/video-roberto-lu on go-canucks-combine-for-ridiculous-own-goal

...is magnificent.
 
2013-10-13 10:01:32 PM

sno man: Flappyhead: Also since this is the first hockey thread in a while, Grantland is doing an interesting study on advanced stats vs old school.  Since their case study is going to be the Maple Leafs I figure the Fark hockey community would find it interesting.  Here's the basics.  http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9799967/toronto-maple-leafs-advan c ed-stats

Interesting read, thanks


And just to drive the stat geeks a little more crazy, Ottawa(one team getting praised for its possession time and mentioned in the article) is twenty minutes away from losing its fourth in a row.
 
2013-10-13 11:48:48 PM

Flappyhead: sno man: Flappyhead: Also since this is the first hockey thread in a while, Grantland is doing an interesting study on advanced stats vs old school.  Since their case study is going to be the Maple Leafs I figure the Fark hockey community would find it interesting.  Here's the basics.  http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9799967/toronto-maple-leafs-advan c ed-stats

Interesting read, thanks

And just to drive the stat geeks a little more crazy, Ottawa(one team getting praised for its possession time and mentioned in the article) is twenty minutes away from losing its fourth in a row.


The Leafs have been mostly winning ugly, the only one they "earned" was in Nashville.  (without checking the metrics, 'cause by that, they probably didn't there either)  But there is a certain confidence that comes from winning and having a few highish end goal scorers, that if they are down by one, maybe two, they will get it back, and take it away.
There is a old bit about statistics being just this side of lies.  I wonder if these metrics need a bit of a tweak?
 
2013-10-14 12:20:39 AM

sno man: Flappyhead: sno man: Flappyhead: Also since this is the first hockey thread in a while, Grantland is doing an interesting study on advanced stats vs old school.  Since their case study is going to be the Maple Leafs I figure the Fark hockey community would find it interesting.  Here's the basics.  http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9799967/toronto-maple-leafs-advan c ed-stats

Interesting read, thanks

And just to drive the stat geeks a little more crazy, Ottawa(one team getting praised for its possession time and mentioned in the article) is twenty minutes away from losing its fourth in a row.

The Leafs have been mostly winning ugly, the only one they "earned" was in Nashville.  (without checking the metrics, 'cause by that, they probably didn't there either)  But there is a certain confidence that comes from winning and having a few highish end goal scorers, that if they are down by one, maybe two, they will get it back, and take it away.
There is a old bit about statistics being just this side of lies.  I wonder if these metrics need a bit of a tweak?


Dumping them would probably be a better idea.  I find that there is an over abundance of stats these days, and most of the new ones involve formulas that only an accountant could come up with(or even explain).
 
2013-10-14 12:35:33 AM
As a Canucks fan, I've kind of reached the stage of 'eh, I'll keep watching but I'm not expecting much' already. If Tortorella can get them fired up and back up the 'be aggressive' nature of his coaching with 'don't let the farking puck in the net you idiots' defense they might pick it back up.

But I'm also considering whether it's time to revive the #firegillis hashtag.
 
2013-10-14 03:05:54 AM

change1211: Well since we're talking about hockey does anyone know of somewhere other than getting a cable package that I can watch Canucks and San Jose games from Winnipeg? Does anyone use Center Ice and like it?


Try hockeystreams.com. It's under $100 US for the entire season. My fiancee and I just signed up and are loving it. It's as close to live as you can get (a few seconds delay), HD, and you can choose which feed you want - home or away. You don't even have to sign up for the entire season right off the bat. Daily, weekly, and monthly subscriptions are available as well.

The one caveat is that it's only available via the internet. So if you don't have a reasonably fast connection - or don't have a way to broadcast streams to your TV - it might not work for you.

We love it. We don't have to pay the local cable provider a king's ransom to watch hockey and don't have to go to our local pub every time the Sharks play (which used to run us at least $50 per game).
 
2013-10-14 10:27:17 PM
Allright heres the lowdown on blackouts and NHLCI and other providers of hockey. To have the right to retransmit any hockey game you have to buy the teams rights for it. RDS owns the Canadians, and Rogers owns the leafs, and lastly the Canucks are owned by shaw direct. Besides that, they have complete rights to blackout the game in Canada and force you to watch it on their network, if its available where you stand. So, dont like a game in french? Boohoo, cause RDS is french and if they dont feel like selling the game to another network, you are out of luck.

Now most games arent blackedout, but of course the Canadian team vs Canadian team often is. Its a network battle, and most network want revenue from ads. They bought it and now they are showing it. Now some other providers outside the teams channels, the network that bought them and NHLCI might show a game but if its blackedout, its not legal and is subject to a copyright violation and fines. Yeah, hockey is copyrighted, and that enough for us Canadians to cry foul or penalty for tripping. How dare they put money in a game thats seen by millions and where players have a minimum salary of 650k? Is it 750k now?

If you are an Oilers fan, living in Calgary you might complain even more. Some teams even sold exclusive rights to PPV events, like the Flames package did. It costs 120$ to even more to get what, like 8 exclusive games? Now if its an Oilers vs Flames game, you bet its going to be blackedout and only available on this package. Its, of course, the same price later in the year where 5 of those 8 games are done.

So is it worth it to get NLHCI? Only if you are a fan of a team thats not in your country, or you work for the NHL. Did you know players and coaches and legends have it for free?
 
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