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(TSN)   For some reason the NHL wants all their games today done by mid-afternoon. Anyway, the two capitals (one .gov, one gambling) will be going at it at 12:30pm ET in what looks to be the best of the day. 1pm sees OTT/MTL & SJ/CAR. Go not Patriots   ( tsn.ca) divider line
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2018-02-04 12:19:54 PM  
How are none of these games on NBCSN OR NHLN?

Oh, and subby...Go Pats
 
2018-02-04 12:42:46 PM  

fatalvenom: How are none of these games on NBCSN OR NHLN?

Oh, and subby...Go Pats


NBC is all about different versions of football today.

NHLN? Who the fark knows.
 
2018-02-04 12:44:46 PM  

desertgeek: fatalvenom: How are none of these games on NBCSN OR NHLN?

Oh, and subby...Go Pats

NBC is all about different versions of football today.

NHLN? Who the fark knows.


We all know that if there's one league that will screw it up without even trying, it's the NHL.
 
2018-02-04 01:14:48 PM  
Sharks on the board 1-0
 
2018-02-04 01:35:09 PM  
Sens/Habs can't both lose, right?
 
2018-02-04 01:36:14 PM  
No score yet for OTT-MTL
Over on TSN there's a really good curling match from the Canadian Women's Championship:  Wild Card entry from Ontario vs Nova Scotia.
9-6, after only five ends. Tricky ice has made for some high scoring ends.
 
2018-02-04 01:49:06 PM  

fatalvenom: How are none of these games on NBCSN OR NHLN?

Oh, and subby...Go Pats


No Blackhawks, no Penguins.
 
2018-02-04 01:50:07 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: No score yet for OTT-MTL
Over on TSN there's a really good curling match from the Canadian Women's Championship:  Wild Card entry from Ontario vs Nova Scotia.
9-6, after only five ends. Tricky ice has made for some high scoring ends.


I've tried to watch a bit/bunch (depending on what else is on/boredom level) of that recently & still can't figure out just what is going on most of the time (other than it's kinda like a big game of frozen marbles).  Other than the high level televised events it looks like a hell of a game to stand around drinking with your friends though.

sno man: Sens/Habs can't both lose, right?


From the little I've watched so far they both seem to be trying to...
 
2018-02-04 01:51:10 PM  
2-1 sharks end of the first
 
2018-02-04 01:55:34 PM  

Recoil Therapy: sno man: Sens/Habs can't both lose, right?

From the little I've watched so far they both seem to be trying to...


lol. Yea, they are both having that kind of season. The players have mostly figured it out, many of them want out to playoff teams. The coaches probably have mostly worked it out and are polishing their CV's. Management and ownership, not so much.
 
2018-02-04 02:31:18 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: No score yet for OTT-MTL
Over on TSN there's a really good curling match from the Canadian Women's Championship:  Wild Card entry from Ontario vs Nova Scotia.
9-6, after only five ends. Tricky ice has made for some high scoring ends.

I've tried to watch a bit/bunch (depending on what else is on/boredom level) of that recently & still can't figure out just what is going on most of the time (other than it's kinda like a big game of frozen marbles).  Other than the high level televised events it looks like a hell of a game to stand around drinking with your friends though.


It is a good beer game to play, in the same way that pool is a good casual game. In a similar way, most of us playing pool are looking to just knock one ball into a pocket, but a REALLY good player is considering the spin on the cue ball, the weight of the shot, the other balls on the table, and where the cue ball ends up at the end of the shot. A top player can hit almost anything regardless of how hidden it is.

The basics of curling are throw weight, curl, and sweeping. The ice surface isn't smooth like a shuffleboard floor, it's pebbled so nothing runs straight, shots curl to the left or the right depnding on which direction the shooter turns the handle on the rock as they let it go.
Throw it harder and rock runs straighter, throw it lighter and it curls more. Sweeping in front of the rock melts the ice a bit and the rock runs straighter and longer. So the sweepers can keep the shot running straight, but if they sweep too much, the rock might run through the rings.
Each team gets the same number of shots, and the team that last scored points, gets the last shot. When you have Last Rock (aka the Hammer) you want to score at least a couple of points since you'll be giving up your advantage. If you leave rocks out in the open, it's easy for your opponent to clear it out of the way, so you throw a couple of shots to stay in front of the rings and use your later shots to curl in behind the guards where your opponent can't easily remove them - they have to throw hard enough to knock out your stone, but light enough to curl around the protecting guard.
It's like setting up a trick pool shot when you have to knock everything into place before the shot. And for every shot you take, your opponent gets a shot to disrupt your plans and setup their own multipoint shot.
 
2018-02-04 02:39:24 PM  

sno man: Sens/Habs can't both lose, right?


They'll certainly do their best to do their worst.
 
2018-02-04 02:40:05 PM  
3-1 Sharks after 2
 
2018-02-04 02:41:20 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Recoil Therapy: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: No score yet for OTT-MTL
Over on TSN there's a really good curling match from the Canadian Women's Championship:  Wild Card entry from Ontario vs Nova Scotia.
9-6, after only five ends. Tricky ice has made for some high scoring ends.

I've tried to watch a bit/bunch (depending on what else is on/boredom level) of that recently & still can't figure out just what is going on most of the time (other than it's kinda like a big game of frozen marbles).  Other than the high level televised events it looks like a hell of a game to stand around drinking with your friends though.

It is a good beer game to play, in the same way that pool is a good casual game. In a similar way, most of us playing pool are looking to just knock one ball into a pocket, but a REALLY good player is considering the spin on the cue ball, the weight of the shot, the other balls on the table, and where the cue ball ends up at the end of the shot. A top player can hit almost anything regardless of how hidden it is.

The basics of curling are throw weight, curl, and sweeping. The ice surface isn't smooth like a shuffleboard floor, it's pebbled so nothing runs straight, shots curl to the left or the right depnding on which direction the shooter turns the handle on the rock as they let it go.
Throw it harder and rock runs straighter, throw it lighter and it curls more. Sweeping in front of the rock melts the ice a bit and the rock runs straighter and longer. So the sweepers can keep the shot running straight, but if they sweep too much, the rock might run through the rings.
Each team gets the same number of shots, and the team that last scored points, gets the last shot. When you have Last Rock (aka the Hammer) you want to score at least a couple of points since you'll be giving up your advantage. If you leave rocks out in the open, it's easy for your opponent to clear it out of the way, so you throw a couple of shots to stay in front of the rings ...


(couple of long blinks...) Thanks, I think

The ice is pebbled?  How do they manage that as it looks like they're playing in/on a usual ice rink where they'd just run a Zamboni around every now & then.

Seems like a great sport for, if you were from a warm weather country & not all that athletically inclined (but with money for travel), a way to go to the Olympics as a competitor (Jamaican bobsled team w/o the risk of killing yourself - although they were athletically inclined).
 
2018-02-04 02:41:22 PM  
NHL All-Stars make their Super Bowl Predictions
Youtube 2pZqarJnXMI
 
2018-02-04 02:48:41 PM  

softspoken: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/2pZqarJn​XMI]


The really sad thing is that Crosby has been growing his 'stache for as long as Thornton has his beard...
 
2018-02-04 03:01:36 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Recoil Therapy: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: No score yet for OTT-MTL
Over on TSN there's a really good curling match from the Canadian Women's Championship:  Wild Card entry from Ontario vs Nova Scotia.
9-6, after only five ends. Tricky ice has made for some high scoring ends.

I've tried to watch a bit/bunch (depending on what else is on/boredom level) of that recently & still can't figure out just what is going on most of the time (other than it's kinda like a big game of frozen marbles).  Other than the high level televised events it looks like a hell of a game to stand around drinking with your friends though.

It is a good beer game to play, in the same way that pool is a good casual game. In a similar way, most of us playing pool are looking to just knock one ball into a pocket, but a REALLY good player is considering the spin on the cue ball, the weight of the shot, the other balls on the table, and where the cue ball ends up at the end of the shot. A top player can hit almost anything regardless of how hidden it is.

The basics of curling are throw weight, curl, and sweeping. The ice surface isn't smooth like a shuffleboard floor, it's pebbled so nothing runs straight, shots curl to the left or the right depnding on which direction the shooter turns the handle on the rock as they let it go.
Throw it harder and rock runs straighter, throw it lighter and it curls more. Sweeping in front of the rock melts the ice a bit and the rock runs straighter and longer. So the sweepers can keep the shot running straight, but if they sweep too much, the rock might run through the rings.
Each team gets the same number of shots, and the team that last scored points, gets the last shot. When you have Last Rock (aka the Hammer) you want to score at least a couple of points since you'll be giving up your advantage. If you leave rocks out in the open, it's easy for your opponent to clear it out of the way, so you throw a couple ...


Sorry for the wall-of-text, eh?
As for the ice, my limited understanding of it is this:
You start with a flat ice surface, make it really cold, and spray evenly with fine drops of water. The droplets freeze quickly and give you the pebbled surface. They do smooth it down a bit by adjusting the temperature and perhaps shaving it down a little, but each curling sheet is unique and part of the skill of the game is "reading" the ice - figuring out where the ice runs true, and where it curls and how much it curls.
Like any new sport, try watching it at the championship level to see it at its best.
 
2018-02-04 03:01:44 PM  

Recoil Therapy: The ice is pebbled? How do they manage that as it looks like they're playing in/on a usual ice rink where they'd just run a Zamboni around every now & then.


instead of flooding the ice they use a sprayer, each droplet freezes into a bit of a round before thy can all floor together.
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I couldn't find a great detail shot, but you can see the light catching the rounds in this one..
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2018-02-04 03:02:47 PM  
floor = flood
 
2018-02-04 03:04:48 PM  

sno man: Recoil Therapy: The ice is pebbled? How do they manage that as it looks like they're playing in/on a usual ice rink where they'd just run a Zamboni around every now & then.

instead of flooding the ice they use a sprayer, each droplet freezes into a bit of a round before thy can all floor together.
[guardianlv.com image 620x349]

I couldn't find a great detail shot, but you can see the light catching the rounds in this one..
[genegeek.ca image 800x549]


Got it, thanks (you too Johnny)
 
2018-02-04 03:13:11 PM  
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1 - 4 - 0 over their last 5 at home. Pretty sad.
 
2018-02-04 03:27:08 PM  
Sharks win 3-1
 
2018-02-04 03:29:51 PM  

sno man: Recoil Therapy: The ice is pebbled? How do they manage that as it looks like they're playing in/on a usual ice rink where they'd just run a Zamboni around every now & then.

instead of flooding the ice they use a sprayer, each droplet freezes into a bit of a round before thy can all floor together.
[guardianlv.com image 620x349]

I couldn't find a great detail shot, but you can see the light catching the rounds in this one..
[genegeek.ca image 800x549]


You can also hear the rumbling sound as the rock goes down the ice. The rocks themselves are pretty smooth.

Back on topic: Habs leading the Sens 3-1 with  seven minute left in the third. Habs clogging up the neutral zone and Ottawa can't get anywhere.
 
2018-02-04 03:33:37 PM  
Ottawa guy does his best Superman impression into the end board
 
2018-02-04 03:33:40 PM  

gamempire: [img.fark.net image 400x320]

1 - 4 - 0 over their last 5 at home. Pretty sad.


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2018-02-04 03:36:04 PM  
French Canadian dagger
 
2018-02-04 03:39:05 PM  

Polish Hussar: gamempire: [img.fark.net image 400x320]

1 - 4 - 0 over their last 5 at home. Pretty sad.

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_/Obligatory


Because it's never not funny.
 
2018-02-04 04:09:25 PM  
Question for any Whalers fans here, you cool with the Canes new ownership wanting to connect with the past?
 
2018-02-04 05:01:17 PM  

Polish Hussar: sno man: Sens/Habs can't both lose, right?

They'll certainly do their best to do their worst.


I'll get a good chuckle if they both play their way out of the draft lottery.
 
2018-02-04 07:49:06 PM  
I thought for sure I wasn't playing my weekly hockey game, but we played early afternoon.

Polish Hussar: gamempire: [img.fark.net image 400x320]

1 - 4 - 0 over their last 5 at home. Pretty sad.

[i779.photobucket.com image 361x250]
_/Obligatory


Ovechkin skating in there like he isn't needed kills me.  Can't do much when the captain doesn't care.
 
2018-02-05 12:34:32 AM  
Random after hours hockey thread post:

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