Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
iacas

2014-2015 NHL Season

Note: This thread is 1570 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

314 posts / 9310 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

Want to hide this ad? Register for free today!

I do not go to professional sporting events to watch the fans.  Only an a** would pay $50 to watch the people around him.  Or, wait, a 'social media' nutcase.

Yeah, the Blackhawks have moved on but in my day the Chicago Stadium seemed pretty wild with Stan Makita and Bobby Hull pushing the puck about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Funny thing to argue about. I'm sure Tampa is just fine. Chicago has long been known for the atmosphere it creates for the Blackhawks. Sort of wish I'd had the chance to watch a game at the old Chicago Stadium, but that wasn't ever in the cards.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I think if you went to a game in Tampa, you'd change your mind instantly. An article actually just came out that Tampa is one of the best hockeytowns in the NHL, better than Chicago.

If it's one the best hockey-towns and has high attendance, why do they have a jersey ban for b-hawks stuff in certain sections?  If it's so great, they shouldn't care who attends or what they wear.  Chicago has proved they are a late scoring team, in terms of late in the series.  They peel apart these "great" goalies you speak of.  All they need to do to win is control the mid-zone.  I mean it'll be close every game, no doubt, but I think the B-hawks will come back in the next few games to take it.

Chicago might not be as big a hockey-town, but that's because there have been so many great Chicago sports teams in the last 20yrs.  It's really been the last 6 seasons or so that the Blackhawks have played great hockey, and Chicago is becoming more and more of a hockey-town because of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Things are looking more bleak for the Coyotes than normal. Maybe it's time to say that the whole desert hockey experiment has failed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Things are looking more bleak for the Coyotes than normal. Maybe it's time to say that the whole desert hockey experiment has failed.

My crystal ball indicates Desert Dogs turning into fleur-de-lis-clad Nordiques before too long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

My crystal ball indicates Desert Dogs turning into fleur-de-lis-clad Nordiques before too long.

I'm not so sure, that'd result in 17 teams in the east and only 13 in the western conference wouldn't it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not so sure, that'd result in 17 teams in the east and only 13 in the western conference wouldn't it?

They can always bounce someone over. They've done it plenty of times before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

If it's one the best hockey-towns and has high attendance, why do they have a jersey ban for b-hawks stuff in certain sections?  If it's so great, they shouldn't care who attends or what they wear.  Chicago has proved they are a late scoring team, in terms of late in the series.  They peel apart these "great" goalies you speak of.  All they need to do to win is control the mid-zone.  I mean it'll be close every game, no doubt, but I think the B-hawks will come back in the next few games to take it.

Chicago might not be as big a hockey-town, but that's because there have been so many great Chicago sports teams in the last 20yrs.  It's really been the last 6 seasons or so that the Blackhawks have played great hockey, and Chicago is becoming more and more of a hockey-town because of it.

Those sections were private club sections where Bolt fans pay a lot of $$$ to watch the game and having opponent fans in there isn't the best way to keep loyal customers and high paying season ticket holders in the arena.  I like that the Bolts are loyal to its customers that way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blackhawks win game 5, now lead 3 games to 2 games.  Next up Monday night in Chicago for game 6,( the final game of this series?)

Would love to go but standing room ticket about $1000, airfare $1500, lodging/food etc, $1500 = 100 rounds of golf.  Guess what?  I'm watching on TV.

Go Hawks !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite tornados in Chicago prior to game, Madison Ave filled with Blackhawk fans who joyously watch the Lightning fail to score and the Hawks pot two goals.  As they skate around the arena with Stanley Cup lifted high, the Blackhawks fulfill their destiny.

A great series, a great total playoff by everyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was definitely a solid, entertaining playoff and the Blackhawks deserved it.

But, it's a funny thing. Even after all these years, I still get a bit sulky when I see somebody else skating the Cup around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Three Cups in six years is very impressive. Between Chicago and LA, that's five of the last six champions coming out of the west.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

And I really, really hope this is the last time I see Edmonton picking first for a long while. Will Connor McDavid be the teams saviour? It would be nice, but there's still a lot of holes that need to be addressed. Also, if Lucic regains his form in LA( which he probably will, it's a contract year for him, no?) they could be scary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

And I really, really hope this is the last time I see Edmonton picking first for a long while.

Will Connor McDavid be the teams saviour? It would be nice, but there's still a lot of holes that need to be addressed.

Also, if Lucic regains his form in LA( which he probably will, it's a contract year for him, no?) they could be scary.

Wow. I've been really out of touch for that last bit. Lucic is gone from Boston. Nice. Had enough of that guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Anybody else bothered by the fact that Chris Pronger's contract was traded this weekend and he was elected into the HHoF?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Note: This thread is 1570 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2019 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
  • Posts

    • Another idea is to make your own shaft flex board. Maltby sell one for $180. I once made one for free using a scrap of plywood, and some 2", 1/4" dowell material. Hung it on my garage wall.  I marked known  clubs flexes on the board as reference points, using a consistent weight. The board also gave me other info besides flex.  It was crude looking, but did the job.  It mattered little what the manufacturer's rating on the shaft was, which was usually different from each company. What ever my flex board showed me, was what the actual flex was when compared to the known flexes I used.   Maltby probably has a picture of his flex board on his website. Probably other sites have picts available too. With a little self ingenuity, a person can study the picture, and build their own. It's pretty easy. 
    • I thought about this a while, and then had an epiphany last night.  Without a perfect test, the answer is almost definitely no. It's a fairly simple statistical calculation called Bayes' Theorem. The end result is that you'll end up preventing more people from driving when they aren't drunk than preventing drunk drivers. I'm going to plug in numbers, but since I'm (likely correctly!) assuming drunk driving is a rare event, the numbers don't really matter that much. I'm also going to assume the test is extremely accurate. Let's say that in 1/10,000 car trips, the driver is too drunk to legally drive. This is probably an underestimation by a factor of 100, if not more, if you think about how many car trips there are in a day. Let's assume that the when the test is positive, the driver is drunk 99.9% of the time. And then assume that when the test is negative, the driver is sober 99.9% of the time (in other words, if the test is negative, the driver is drunk 0.1% of the time). We can use this to plug in probabilities for each event. Probability that a driver is drunk: .0001 Probability that a driver is sober: .9999 Probability that a drunk driver gets a positive test: .999 Probability that a drunk driver gets a negative test: .001 Probability that a sober driver gets a positive test: .001 Probability that a sober driver gets a negative test: .999 Bayes' Theorem applies here. It says: The probability that someone is drunk driver given a positive test is equal to the probability of a drunk driver gets a positive test times the probability of a drunk driver; that divided by the following: the probability of a drunk getting a positive test times probability of a drunk driver plus the probability of sober driver getting a positive test times the probability of a sober driver. In mathematic terms (DD=drunk driver; SD = sober driver; + = positive test): P(DD | +) = (P(+ | DD)*P(DD))/((P+ | DD)*P(DD)+P(+ | SD)*P(SD)) Plug in the numbers: P(DD | +) = ((.999)*(.0001))/((.999)*(.0001)+(.001)*(.9999)) P(DD | +) = .0908 In other words, the probability of a drunk driver given a positive test is only 9%. Meaning that out of a 100 people that test positive under this test, 91 of them would actually be sober. Because the test is imperfect and drunk driving is rare, it's going to impact more sober drivers than drunk drivers. Even if the test is 99.99% accurate and as a false positive rate of 0.01%, the probability of a drunk driver given a positive test is only 50%. Note that I'm assuming that 1/10,000 car trips is one by a drunk driver. If you assume 1/100,000 car trips are by a drunk driver, the probability of a drunk driver given a positive test is 0.9%. (You can also use this calculate to find out the odds that a drunk driver will have a negative test, but I have other stuff to do now...) So, without a nearly perfect test, it's a bad idea for the entire population. If drunk drivers were more frequent, then it would make more sense. Hence, it makes sense for someone who is more likely to drive drunk, and why the current policy probably makes sense. 
    • Hey Ben, good to see you’re still around!   I remember those irons. They’re beautiful! Sorry, I can’t help with the driver though…
    • Sometimes this is called a Telehandler, and sometimes its called a Rough Terrain Fork Lift. It all depends on where you live. 
    • Dragging the handle without the correct wrist movements to go with it can lead to an open clubface at impact. But without a video it's hard to determine the underlying cause of your problem.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Edsland
      Edsland
      (65 years old)
    2. KingHack82
      KingHack82
      (37 years old)
    3. snowbeast
      snowbeast
      (32 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...