Stanley Cup Finals

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Who wins the Cup?

Poll ended at Wed May 29, 2019 7:55 am

Bruins in 4
0
No votes
Bruins in 5
3
27%
Bruins in 6
3
27%
Bruins in 7
0
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Blues in 4
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No votes
Blues in 5
1
9%
Blues in 6
3
27%
Blues in 7
1
9%
 
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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby 93henfan » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:01 pm

89Hen wrote:BTW, I wouldn't be that shocked if there was a minuscule difference in NBA having more of a home court advantage. Basketball is a little more of a 3D game which brings in visuals. Like everyone, I love that scene in Hoosiers when they measure the basket and foul line. But in reality, I could see where vision of the basket and surroundings could make a difference. A team gets used to their own visuals.

Ice hockey is more 2D and with the same white ice and glass in every arena, the look isn't that different. I've played hockey at several NHL arenas, and during play you'd never actually know you were in a big arena. It isn't until a stoppage of play or sitting on the bench that you start to look up at the seats.


I haven't kept up with the arenas the past 20 years. Are the rinks mostly uniform in size nowadays? I seem to remember back in the day that Boston Garden's ice was tiny and places like Calgary were yuge: wider and, between the blue lines, longer. That would have an impact on the roster. Boston would want big tough defensemen while Calgary would want rabbits.
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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby 89Hen » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:54 am

93henfan wrote:
89Hen wrote:BTW, I wouldn't be that shocked if there was a minuscule difference in NBA having more of a home court advantage. Basketball is a little more of a 3D game which brings in visuals. Like everyone, I love that scene in Hoosiers when they measure the basket and foul line. But in reality, I could see where vision of the basket and surroundings could make a difference. A team gets used to their own visuals.

Ice hockey is more 2D and with the same white ice and glass in every arena, the look isn't that different. I've played hockey at several NHL arenas, and during play you'd never actually know you were in a big arena. It isn't until a stoppage of play or sitting on the bench that you start to look up at the seats.


I haven't kept up with the arenas the past 20 years. Are the rinks mostly uniform in size nowadays? I seem to remember back in the day that Boston Garden's ice was tiny and places like Calgary were yuge: wider and, between the blue lines, longer. That would have an impact on the roster. Boston would want big tough defensemen while Calgary would want rabbits.

I don't think there are any more size anomalies in the NHL. Boston and Buffalo both were short rinks.

Not sure if you paid attention to the Flyers back in the day but one of the funniest ones was when the Flyers painted their board dashers orange and the NHL said they MUST be yellow... never mind that the Canadiens dashers were light blue.... they claim they grandfathered them in. Then Quebec joins the NHL with their light blue dashers and the NHL says nothing. :suspicious:

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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby 93henfan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:16 am

89Hen wrote:
93henfan wrote:
I haven't kept up with the arenas the past 20 years. Are the rinks mostly uniform in size nowadays? I seem to remember back in the day that Boston Garden's ice was tiny and places like Calgary were yuge: wider and, between the blue lines, longer. That would have an impact on the roster. Boston would want big tough defensemen while Calgary would want rabbits.

I don't think there are any more size anomalies in the NHL. Boston and Buffalo both were short rinks.

Not sure if you paid attention to the Flyers back in the day but one of the funniest ones was when the Flyers painted their board dashers orange and the NHL said they MUST be yellow... never mind that the Canadiens dashers were light blue.... they claim they grandfathered them in. Then Quebec joins the NHL with their light blue dashers and the NHL says nothing. :suspicious:


I think the Flyers should grandfather back to Cooperalls.

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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby 89Hen » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:12 am

93henfan wrote:
89Hen wrote:I don't think there are any more size anomalies in the NHL. Boston and Buffalo both were short rinks.

Not sure if you paid attention to the Flyers back in the day but one of the funniest ones was when the Flyers painted their board dashers orange and the NHL said they MUST be yellow... never mind that the Canadiens dashers were light blue.... they claim they grandfathered them in. Then Quebec joins the NHL with their light blue dashers and the NHL says nothing. :suspicious:


I think the Flyers should grandfather back to Cooperalls.

Without googling, can you tell me the other team that wore them?
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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby 93henfan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:29 am

89Hen wrote:
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I think the Flyers should grandfather back to Cooperalls.

Without googling, can you tell me the other team that wore them?


Whalers. Didn't Google. I knew it in the 80s. I was still following hockey then.

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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby 89Hen » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 am

93henfan wrote:
89Hen wrote:Without googling, can you tell me the other team that wore them?


Whalers. Didn't Google. I knew it in the 80s. I was still following hockey then.

Brass Bonanza!

:thumb: Had a Whalers cap and tshirt that I wore the hell out of. Greatest sports logo ever IMO.
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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby polsongrizz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:23 pm

89Hen wrote:
93henfan wrote:
Whalers. Didn't Google. I knew it in the 80s. I was still following hockey then.

Brass Bonanza!

:thumb: Had a Whalers cap and tshirt that I wore the hell out of. Greatest sports logo ever IMO.

I am partial to this one. I have a few old school game jerseys with the snaps that go under your crotch to keep the opposition from pulling your jersey over your head in a fight. :lol:
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Postby Ivytalk » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:25 pm

polsongrizz wrote:
89Hen wrote: :thumb: Had a Whalers cap and tshirt that I wore the hell out of. Greatest sports logo ever IMO.

I am partial to this one. I have a few old school game jerseys with the snaps that go under your crotch to keep the opposition from pulling your jersey over your head in a fight. :lol:
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Postby CitadelGrad » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:25 pm

Buck Foston.
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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Gil Dobie » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:15 am

Blues in 6 is looking good.
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Postby polsongrizz » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:56 pm

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polsongrizz wrote:I am partial to this one. I have a few old school game jerseys with the snaps that go under your crotch to keep the opposition from pulling your jersey over your head in a fight. :lol:
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Dunno, pols... you could end up with yer balls in yer throat!

Good idea to beat them to the punch. :lol:
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Postby polsongrizz » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:57 pm

Gil Dobie wrote:Blues in 6 is looking good.

Surprisingly.
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Postby Ivytalk » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:13 pm

Game 7 looms.

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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:26 pm

Blues ahead 3-0 with less than 8 minutes left. The third goal silenced the TD Garden.
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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby 93henfan » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Ivytalk wrote:Blues ahead 3-0 with less than 8 minutes left. The third goal silenced the TD Garden.


Good. Screw Boston.

...aaaaand 4-0 now.
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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:05 pm

Blues win 4-1, Good on them. Flaggy will hoist a glass of cheap Chianti to Berube’s boys, and CitGrad will find a racial issue somehow.
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Postby CitadelGrad » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:43 pm

This Blues fan is very happy tonight.

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Postby AshevilleApp » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:13 pm

Good!

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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby CAA Flagship » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:03 am

Ivytalk wrote:Blues win 4-1, Good on them. Flaggy will hoist a glass of cheap Chianti to Berube’s boys, and CitGrad will find a racial issue somehow.

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Postby CAA Flagship » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:15 am

Really happy for the many die-hard Blues fans here in the center of the Rust Belt.

But I'll be happy once the parade is over so I don't have to hear that Gloria song over and over.. JFC, that is the worst song for a team. What's worse is the strange looks I get from people at stores when I say how lame that song is. WTF? How did they get so brainwashed, so quickly? I blame Philly. :coffee:

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Postby Ivytalk » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:29 am

CitadelGrad wrote:This Blues fan is very happy tonight.

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Ivytalk wrote:
CitadelGrad wrote:This Blues fan is very happy tonight.

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Very nice. Why don’t you invite Grant Fuhr over for a beer?


He's black.
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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Gil Dobie » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:29 am

Only 1 person picked Blues in 7. At least the Blues won.
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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Ivytalk » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:33 am

Gil Dobie wrote:Only 1 person picked Blues in 7. At least the Blues won.


Maybe give that person 10 points in the Death Pool.

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Re: Stanley Cup Finals

Postby 89Hen » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:35 am

Broke out my beer league Blues jersey last night. Good for them and happy for Berube.
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