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RE: 2019-20 NHL Thread
I watched that Canes @ Leafs game tonight live and man... what a story.....

Just on the raw facts of the EBUG situation

3rd string is a off the street goalie for whomever team loses two in one game.

In the town where no doubt the Leafs are his team.

He gives up 2 rather quick goals.

Holds serve in period 3.

Canes were down and HAD TO GET THIS ONE.

I mean, it is damn near the Miracle on Ice 2!

ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!

From the TSN side of the media:
https://www.tsn.ca/carolina-hurricanes-b...-1.1447156

https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/masters-cou...ay~1906877

https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/button-sera...of~1906905
https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/ayres-on-un...us~1906878

From the Hurricanes themselves:
https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/reca...-315412060

https://twitter.com/Canes/status/1231439385905827840
*Doing a tshirt sale to donate to a charity of his choosing.

https://twitter.com/Canes/status/1231423595735396354
*Post game locker room

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And to top it off, today, 2/2/80, is the anniversary of the Miracle on Ice.
02-23-2020 01:19 AM
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Vegas back up leading the Pacific.
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(02-23-2020 02:19 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  Vegas back up leading the Pacific.

I wonder if how well Vegas has done will impact the expansion draft and other aspects of Seattle entering the NHL next year.
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(02-24-2020 01:11 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  
(02-23-2020 02:19 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  Vegas back up leading the Pacific.

I wonder if how well Vegas has done will impact the expansion draft and other aspects of Seattle entering the NHL next year.

Their ownership is paying $600 million to get a team (Vegas paid 500, Columbus and Minnesota paid 50 when they entered in 2000), you don't buy a team for that much and get a team of scrubs that'll make the playoffs once in their first decade. Expansion rules will probably be favorable for the Kraken or whatever they'll be called, and while some teams might be hesitant to make deals like they did after Vegas they'll face some big losses in the draft if they refuse. Stanley Cup Finals in season one isn't likely, but playoffs isn't an awful bet.
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The NHL has already announced the draft rules and they will be the same as they were for Vegas.

But I don't think that automatically means the Seattle franchise will have the same success. Vegas made some very crafty trades to put together that squad, and after seeing Seattle GM Ron Francis running the Hurricanes, I'm not sure they'll be wheeling and dealing in the same way.
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It's been a great time to be a Hurricanes fan.

First the stadium series game announcement, then the Ayres game on Hockey Night in Canada has brought a lot of press, now getting high praise for the trade deadline moves.

But the team has a lot of work to do to clinch a playoff spot, and the Metro is very tough this year.
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bottom-feeders, get ready!

NHL settling on date for draft lottery

Quote:It appears that the NHL will be holding the upcoming draft lottery on April 9, the second scheduled day of the playoffs.

One fanbase that will be marking the date on their calendars are the Ottawa Senators. With their own and the San Jose Shark’s unprotected first-round selection, there is a real possibility to have two top-three picks in the upcoming draft.

If the lottery balls go their way, the entire outlook of the franchise could alter given the skillful prospects leading this year’s class.

Be it destined top pick Alexis Lafreniere, NHL-ready Quinton Byfield, or some of the European prospects such as Tim Stutzle and Lucas Raymond, there is certainly a world of potential for any of the teams winning one of the top selections.
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To the extent that NHL play is "colder" than other sports, this one makes more sense, as the coronabug seems more prevalent in colder and less-humid scenarios. However, this still seems an overreaction to something that might only necessitiate some players taking time off when/if they get the flu symptoms and then get back on the ice. For fans, same as should be normal, but isn't: practice good hygeine and wash hands when leaving bathrooms instead of pasing by the sinks without a thought. I would think even less of the truly susceptible populations would visit an NHL game in person: sick people, babies and 80-somethings would be less likely to go out to a cold arena in the first place. Others are just not at risk from this bug. That's probably too much to ask in today's society where people expect pills and i-phone to perfornm miracles and usurp their personal responsibility. Kinda sadly amazing to witness the overreaction, but it appears the 24 hour news needs something to talk about since times have been so good the past 3 years.
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NHL players reportedly propose revised schedule for return after coronavirus

Quote:The potential plan — that has not yet been officially proposed to the league’s executives — would see teams return for a short training camp in early July. After all 31 teams have warmed up, they would all play the equal amount of games later that month, before starting the usual eight-week long postseason.

After the Stanley Cup has been awarded at the end of September, a three-to-four week offseason, that would include the NHL Entry Draft and the start of free agency, would be held in October.

Due to the remaining season stretching into the fall, a condensed schedule would have to take place for the 2020-21 regular season.

It will be interesting to have baseball and the NHL competing for viewers at the same time during the summer. Fans of those two sports often cross over with eachother at times more than the other sports.
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Per some rumors I've been seeing the NHL plans on having camps starting on June 1st.

https://www.nhltraderumors.me/2020/04/br...ps-to.html
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NHL's plan is they're still planning, but will be a 23 team playoff.
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(05-27-2020 03:41 PM)Bronco14 Wrote:  NHL's plan is they're still planning, but will be a 23 team playoff.

24 actually!
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I love how people keep thinking the Canes will get swept by the Rangers.
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More importantly...


NHL plans to return with 24 teams competing for Stanley Cup
Will begin with Qualifying Round, round-robin games in two hub cities; date not determined

Quote:The Qualifying Round and Seeding Round Robin will be held at two hub cities to be identified -- one for the 12 participating Eastern Conference teams and one for the 12 Western Conference teams - and begin at a date to be determined. Candidates for the hub cities include Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Edmonton, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Vancouver.

In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins (44-14-12, .714 points percentage), Tampa Bay Lightning (43-21-6, .657), Washington Capitals (41-20-8, .652) and Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7, .645) will each have a bye and play each other once to determine the order of the top four seeds for the first round of the playoffs.

The Eastern Conference Qualifying Round will have four best-of-5 series: the Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-6, .623) vs. the Montreal Canadiens (31-31-9, .500); the Carolina Hurricanes (38-25-5, .596) vs. the New York Rangers (37-28-5, .564); the New York Islanders (35-23-10, .588) vs. the Florida Panthers (35-26-8, .565); and the Toronto Maple Leafs (36-25-9, .579) vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets (33-22-15, .579).

In the Western Conference, the St. Louis Blues (42-19-10, .662), Colorado Avalanche (42-20-8, .657), Vegas Golden Knights (39-24-8, .606) and Dallas Stars (37-24-8, .594) will each have a bye and play round-robin to determine their seeding order.

The Western Conference best-of-5 qualifying round series are: the Edmonton Oilers (37-25-9, .585) vs. the Chicago Blackhawks (32-30-8, .514); the Nashville Predators (35-26-8, .565) vs. the Arizona Coyotes (33-29-8, .529); the Vancouver Canucks (36-27-6, .565) vs. the Minnesota Wild (35-27-7, .558); and the Calgary Flames (36-27-7, .564) vs. the Winnipeg Jets (37-28-6, .563).
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I would guess Minneapolis/St Paul is out of contention right now.
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(05-30-2020 10:05 PM)stever20 Wrote:  I would guess Minneapolis/St Paul is out of contention right now.

Actually, looks like they're practicing earlier than other teams; hockey allows fighting.
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