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3 hours ago, iacas said:

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Can they repeat? Yes.

Will they? Unlikely.

What, you didn't want to start a Pittsburg Penguins Stanley Cup Champions 2017 thread? ;-)

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1 hour ago, billchao said:

What, you didn't want to start a Pittsburg Penguins Stanley Cup Champions 2017 thread? ;-)

I was thinking of reserving a "Coyotes 2018 Championship Coronation" thread, but there are several reasons why I didn't ... 

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Let's see if anyone important gets injured in the World Cup. 

It's a bit of a well kept secret in these parts, but stuff does start tonight.

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40 minutes ago, mcanadiens said:

Let's see if anyone important gets injured in the World Cup. 

It's a bit of a well kept secret in these parts, but stuff does start tonight.

Do you like the Jackets at all?

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33 minutes ago, Brian W said:

Do you like the Jackets at all?

Well. ... I suppose that all things being equal, they may as well win. Who knows, maybe someone in Ohio might actually pay attention to hockey if they do.

I got into hockey several years before the CBJ came into existence.

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8 minutes ago, mcanadiens said:

Well. ... I suppose that all things being equal, they may as well win. Who knows, maybe someone in Ohio might actually pay attention to hockey if they do.

I got into hockey several years before the CBJ came into existence.

Good for you!!  

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1 hour ago, mcanadiens said:

Ok. Thanks I guess.

I am just a big fan of JD and Jarmo

 

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I may be a Canadiens supporter, but I'm also an American. That made for some painful watching of last night's World Cup game.

That was the sort of defense I had come to expect out of the Federal League semi-pros we had skating around Dayton in recent years. I'd have to guess that Tortorella isn't likely to get anymore of these type of assignments any time soon.

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2 hours ago, mcanadiens said:

I'd have to guess that Tortorella isn't likely to get anymore of these type of assignments any time soon.

Tortorella is grossly over-rated as a coach IMO. I'm not really sure why he keeps getting coaching jobs other than being a "known commodity."

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Just now, billchao said:

Tortorella is grossly over-rated as a coach IMO. I'm not really sure why he keeps getting coaching jobs other than being a "known commodity."

Agreed. The fact that he's a somewhat colorful character (sort of a wannabe Mike Kenan) is part of it. 

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2 minutes ago, mcanadiens said:

Agreed. The fact that he's a somewhat colorful character (sort of a wannabe Mike Kenan) is part of it. 

Well that and he did win a Stanley Cup as a head coach. Granted it was 2004 so it's almost irrelevant to today's NHL.

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13 minutes ago, billchao said:

Well that and he did win a Stanley Cup as a head coach. Granted it was 2004 so it's almost irrelevant to today's NHL.

He had some pretty decent players on that team. That CBJ roster is quite a bit thinner.

 

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