2017 NHL Thread

Discuss the NHL, NFL, CIS, NCAA, Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Motorsports, Golf, Rugby, Amateur Sport, Curling, Wrestling ... Whatever Sport or Leisure activity you like!

Moderator: Team Captains

User avatar
Robbie
Hall of Famer
Posts: 8064
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:13 pm
Location: 卑詩體育館或羅渣士體育館

With Ovechkin also carrying the Prince of Wales trophy, let's put an end once and for all the superstition and stigma of lifting the semi-final trophy. Only the NHL has the unique superstition that should come to an end now. There's nothing wrong at all to celebrate advancing to the final. :beer:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
TheLionKing
Hall of Famer
Posts: 24021
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:13 pm
Location: Vancouver

Las Vegas take game 1 of the Stanley Cup final in a very exciting game.


TheLionKing
Hall of Famer
Posts: 24021
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:13 pm
Location: Vancouver

Washington finally ends their 40 year drought by winning their first Stanley Cup tonight.


User avatar
WestCoastJoe
MVP
MVP
Posts: 17707
Joined: Mon May 22, 2006 8:55 pm

I am happy for Ovechkin. He deserves it. And for Trotz.

The celebrations on the ice were amazing.

The NHL did it right with expansion team Vegas. Very, very competitive team.


John Madden's Team Policies: Be on time. Pay attention. Play like hell on game day.

Jimmy Johnson's Game Keys: Protect the ball. Make plays.

Walter Payton's Advice to Kids: Play hard. Play fair. Have fun.
User avatar
BC 1988
Legend
Posts: 1065
Joined: Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:58 pm
Location: BC (since 1988)

I enjoyed the Stanley Cup playoffs more this year than I have in awhile. The outcome of the Final was going to be historic either way, but if VGK had won, that would have been monumental (especially for all those bookies who would have lost a lot).

WSH leaves the futility club (Halford & Brough call it the "sad club") status behind. They had been even worse than the Canucks--only 1 losing Final appearance in 44 years. At least VAN have made 3 Final appearances in 48 years.

Considering how they started the playoffs vs CBJ, with backup Grubauer in net losing the first 2 games, it was quite the achievement to stop VGK after no one else could. Unlike Sekeres (who railed against Sin City winning it all with no pain), I would have been fine with that spectacle too.


User avatar
Robbie
Hall of Famer
Posts: 8064
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:13 pm
Location: 卑詩體育館或羅渣士體育館

It's great that the Sedins ended off with one last positive note as co-winners of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy :cool: :thup: . This was the first time that there were co-winners and the second time for Henrik as he won it in 2016 as well, while Daniel became the third Canuck as Trevor Linden won it as well in 1997.

It's too bad that Brock Boeser lost the Calder Trophy to Mathew Barzal for rookie of the year. Hopefully his NHL All-Star MVP award would be good consolation for him.

Even now, can you tell who is who?
Image
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
TheLionKing
Hall of Famer
Posts: 24021
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:13 pm
Location: Vancouver

To nobody's surprise, Ramus Dahlin was selected first overall in the NHL entry draft


TheLionKing
Hall of Famer
Posts: 24021
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:13 pm
Location: Vancouver

Canucks select the second defenceman in the draft - Quinn Hughes


User avatar
KnowItAll
Hall of Famer
Posts: 7301
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:32 pm
Location: Delta

hey, it is 2018 now :wink:


Every day that passes is one you can't get back
TheLionKing
Hall of Famer
Posts: 24021
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:13 pm
Location: Vancouver

John Tavares the most conveted free agent finally signs a 7 year $77 million contract with his home town Maple Leafs.


User avatar
The_Pauser
Legend
Posts: 2492
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:36 pm

LOL to anyone who really thought the Canucks were rebuilding. As heated as people get about Wally, Jim Benning is just plain incompetent. Dumbest GM in the NHL.


Roar you Lions roar!
TheLionKing
Hall of Famer
Posts: 24021
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:13 pm
Location: Vancouver

The_Pauser wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:34 pm
LOL to anyone who really thought the Canucks were rebuilding. As heated as people get about Wally, Jim Benning is just plain incompetent. Dumbest GM in the NHL.
Based on his free agency signing ?


User avatar
The_Pauser
Legend
Posts: 2492
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:36 pm

TheLionKing wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:28 pm

Based on his free agency signing ?
His free agency signings were awful, but I'm basing my opinion on what he's done during his tenure here. Over the last 3 year period the Canucks are the worst team in the NHL, despite the fact that Benning has traded away futures (draft picks and prospects) for now pieces/veterans, signed a slew of veterans in free agency, and spent to the cap trying to build a playoff team.

People will comment on his drafting, but I will point to how the draft works to rebut that. Bad teams are rewarded with high draft picks, and thus, any GM of a bad team is going to put together a good prospect pool. It's not like Benning has done anything special here. The expected return of the draft picks this team has held is about what we have. I prefer to look at how the team ended up being this bad: was the GM executing a well planned rebuild strategy? or was the GM simply so bad at his job that he failed massively at what he was trying to do? Jim Benning falls into category B here.

There has never been a rebuild here, there is no rebuild, this is not a rebuild. This is simply an incompetent GM who has failed miserably at what he attempted to do.


Roar you Lions roar!
User avatar
BC 1988
Legend
Posts: 1065
Joined: Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:58 pm
Location: BC (since 1988)

Trevor Linden just stepped down as Canucks President of Hockey Operations after 4 years. Lots of speculation on 1040 that he was unhappy with the way the club has been managed (eg. decisions made by Benning and/or Aquilini).
http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/trevor-l ... ident-2018


TheLionKing
Hall of Famer
Posts: 24021
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:13 pm
Location: Vancouver



Post Reply