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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveStunTueur View Post
    I would like Brodeur to win a 4th cup, but I doubt he'll make it. Not that he can't carry his team, but I think the Kings are just too strong at the moment. Kopitar did score a great goal, he let Brodeur do the first move. Brodeur actually did a really really bad move... any goalie with proper technique would have stop this particular deke.
    you'd like to see brodeur win a 4th cup over a team like LA winning their first cup ever.

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    Game 2 starts in about 45 minutes!

    Can the Kings win a 10th road game in a row?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indef View Post
    you'd like to see brodeur win a 4th cup over a team like LA winning their first cup ever.

    DERP DERP.
    I'd like to see Brodeur winning a 4th cup since he's about to retire. But I'd also like the Kings to win, and they would deserve it, they have an awesome team. I'm not a particular fan of any of the teams, but I have to take for Brodeur, one of my idol since I'm a kid.

    Kopitar is a top player, and the goal he scored was awesome if you consider that it was in overtime. That being said, the move itself wasn't spectacular, and any top butterfly goalie would have stop it. He wouldn't have do the same feint against a butterfly goalie tho.

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    Devils pants just got unzipped by Doughty.. He just made the Devils look like imps on ice, Muhahah!

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    Kings and Devils into overtime yet again? Would would have guessed it?

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    Kings will likely lose tonight unless they figure out that they need to put shots on goal to win. Every shot that Jersey makes is one more chance Quick wont make the save.

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    Kings win in OT once again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarok Delrhe View Post
    You're american! Therefore you dont know anything about hockey.
    That's why the US teams play in the Canadian league, right? All jokes aside, it was really sad how Boston rioted after they lost the Stanley cup to Vancouver last year.

    Going to be almost 20 years since a US team won the Stanley cup soon, right?!!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [lod] ee View Post
    kings will likely lose tonight unless they figure out that they need to put shots on goal to win. Every shot that jersey makes is one more chance quick wont make the save.
    gso nj.

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    ima devils fan.



    at least LA is getting a run for there money, no doubt they will win, just pisses me off fucking NHL is pay to win no skill NO SKILL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    That's why the US teams play in the Canadian league, right? All jokes aside, it was really sad how Boston rioted after they lost the Stanley cup to Vancouver last year.

    Going to be almost 20 years since a US team won the Stanley cup soon, right?!!?
    23:7 ratio. Unless you're trolling, you're a fucking retard. The NHL is basically the north-american league.

    Original six teams and their join date:
    Montréal Canadiens 1917
    Toronto Maple Leafs 1917
    Boston Bruins 1924
    Chicago Blackhawks 1926
    New York Rangers 1926
    Detroit Red Wings 1926

    PS: Other teams were in the NHL before but that's the name of the six teams that are still in the NHL to this day from before the expansions.

    But hey there's the american hockey league(AHL 20 to retirement) which is a minor professional league affiliated to the NHL(18 to retirement) and there's the CHL which is for teenagers (16 to 20). The AHL is basically for bad players, goons and the such. sometimes players from the CHL go there when they still suck too much for the NHL but cant keep playing the CHL.

    A lot of them make their career in the ahl because they couldnt make it in the NHL.

    but hey, the league is definately an american league.

    http://www.quanthockey.com/TS/TS_Pla...ionalities.php There's after all only 22% canadians players in the NHL compared to 53% americans... oh wait.

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    So the original six teams were 4 US and 2 CAN teams? Okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    So the original six teams were 4 US and 2 CAN teams? Okay.
    The US teams in the original six joined in 1924 or 1926. The first year of the NHL it was an all canadian team with 2 teams from Montréal, 1 from Toronto and 1 from Ottawa. the winner of those playoff played against the winners of the PCHA (Vancouver Millionnaires was the PCHA's champion team) for the Stanley Cup.

    most of american nhl teams are in the red. Luckily they have canadian teams to save their asses.


    13 of the nhl teams are in the red. And as far as I know none of them are from Canada. The only exception may be the Jets. The Trashers were in the red deep. I'm not sure if it's going to be in a good spot in the first year.


    DURING THE EARLY ROUNDS OF THE 2010 PLAYOFFS, CANADIANS OUTSIDE OF QUEBEC WERE 40 TIMES AS LIKELY AS AMERICANS TO HAVE BEEN WATCHING HOCKEY. QUEBECERS WERE AS MUCH AS 90 TIMES AS LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN WATCHING HOCKEY.
    AMERICAN TEAMS ARE ENTITLED TO AT LEAST 80% OF THE NATIONAL TV BROADCAST FEES PAID BY TSN, RDS AND THE TAxPAYER-SUPPORTED CBC. AND AFTER TAKING INTO ACCOUNT REVENUE SHARE PAID TO POOR US TEAMS, THE PERCENTAGE
    OF CANADIAN TV REVENUE GOING TO AMERICAN TEAMS MAY BE AS HIGH AS 90%
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    DID YOU KNOW?

    The NHL is thinking about at least 1 team in Mexico City?

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=534729


    When most people think of sports in Mexico, the first images that come to mind are baseball and soccer. Although the nation has 18 ice rinks and 2,200 registered players, including 1,800 at the junior level -- respectable participation for a non-traditional hockey country -- few people outside its small hockey community even know the sport exists in the country. However, Mexico has been part of the world hockey community for a quarter-century, gaining membership in International Ice Hockey Federation in 1985. The country made its international tournament debut at the 2000 Group D (now Division III) World Championships.

    Mexico currently plays at the Division II level and is No. 38 in the world, according to the most recent IIHF international rankings. That is up nine spots from its ranking five years ago. The Mexican hockey community has no pretensions of becoming a Division I-caliber country anytime soon. Instead, the goal is to build participation by providing more people with access to the game. Apart from the ups and downs of the national teams' performances at the senior and junior World Championships, Mexico's program faces significant ongoing challenges in continuing to build the sport.

    On the bright side, the top junior clubs -- such as the ones based out of Lomas Verdes and San Jeronimo in Mexico City -- have access to quality coaches and have produced some youngsters who have gone on to play Junior B hockey in Canada. Unfortunately, club hockey in Mexico typically has been based around Mexico City with only minor participation elsewhere, primarily centered in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Toluca and Leon. Six of the country's rinks are located in or around Mexico City.

    Toward this end, the most recent Azteca Tournament and the Division II Mexican national league featured a record number of teams (11) participating, and there were concerted efforts to increase players' access to the Olmeca, Tolteca and Maya tournaments.

    Providing youngsters and interested adults widespread access to the game has been an ongoing challenge in Mexico. The costs associated with the game -- ice time and equipment -- traditionally have limited participation to higher-income families. While some Mexican rinks charge fees as low as $70 U.S. per month, others charge as much as $150 per month. Some leagues and rinks offer rental equipment at a nominal cost per use (less than $3), but the expense adds up fast for the lower-income population. Add in factors like the Mexican climate and lack of mainstream visibility of hockey within the country, and the challenge of building the sport becomes even more daunting.

    The majority of players in Mexico are those who can afford to buy their own equipment. In a country where hockey has to be sought out by those who want to play -- and in which few private or public sponsorships exist to defray operating costs for hockey clubs -- the task of increasing Mexican hockey's visibility and participation has proven quite difficult -- but not impossible.

    The Mexican Hockey Federation has taken significant steps recently to increase the domestic and international visibility of its national program. Earlier this year, Mexico hosted two IIHF-sanctioned international tournaments. At the senior level, the Division II Group A World Championship took place in Mexico City. Several weeks earlier, Monterrey hosted the Under-18 Division III Group B World Championship. In recent years, the country has hosted the men's Division III World Championship (2005) and the 2008 U-18 Division III Group A Worlds.

    Mexico's men's national team won one of four games in the Division II Worlds, finishing fifth in the six-team field. While these results may seem modest, Mexico threw a scare into eventual gold medalist Spain before losing 4-2; the Mexicans also dominated cellar-dwelling Turkey by a 9-2 score. Also encouraging was the attendance. Several games drew 3,000 fans to Lomas Verdes in Mexico City. In the U-18 tournament, Mexico finished second, losing only to undefeated New Zealand (5-4) in the final game of the competition.

    Things did not go nearly as well as the U-20 Division II Group A World Championship in Debrecen, Hungary, in December 2009. Mexico finished last and was relegated to Division III after scoring just 4 goals and allowing 77 in five games. In the most lopsided games of the tourney, Mexico lost 28-0 to Hungary and 25-1 to Great Britain.

    Moving forward, the key to building hockey in Mexico will be to expand the existing infrastructure of its program. The natural inclination is to wonder if Mexico can follow a similar model to the one Spain has used to win the recent Division II tournament in Mexico City and earn a promotion to the Division I level next season. Earlier this year, Spanish IIHF Council member Frank Gonzalez said there can't be a direct parallel, but there are some common themes that Mexico and other non-traditional hockey countries can glean from one another.

    "Each country is so unique in their way of life, traditions and their day-to-day activities. Even though it might sound that Spain and Mexico are very alike because of the language and our history, we are completely different from each other; our ministries of sport work completely different, the funding is different, our targets in the long and short run are different. But what makes us so similar is that we are starting from zero when it comes to the infrastructure of our federations. Although we in Spain have the base, the employees, volunteers and technical staff to start the process," Gonzalez said.

    In Mexico, there have been steps taken to get the process moving. The challenge will be to follow through on the progress that has been made over the last few years.

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    Hockey is gaining some popularity in Mexico as kind of a rich persons' sport. Enrolling your kid in it is kind of a status symbol.

    I'd say the Devils have somewhat outplayer the Kings on the open ice, but Quick has been the more effective goalie and is basically carrying the Kings. .945 save percentage is insane, he is basically a lock for playoff MVP at this point, even if the Kings lose the series.

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