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Habs' Price on Matthews:

He's all right; I think he'll be a good player in this league. He's a special talent, very aware of all of his surroundings. A quick shot, quick release, they've got a good one with him."

MotM:   Matthews
Hm:      Nylander

Good efforts by Hyman, JVR, Gardiner, Marchenko, Andersen, Brown, Soshnikov, et al.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: Yesterday at 07:19:43 AM »
Now this....

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said in television interviews that he had been authorized “by the top levels of the intelligence community” to denounce reports on Trump campaign contacts as false.

Saturday Feb. 25th

1 Toronto          - Montreal @ Toronto             7PM
6 Pittsburgh       - Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh     8PM
5 San Jose        - San Jose @ Vancouver         10PM

Sunday Feb. 26th

2 Dallas            - Boston @ Dallas                    12:30PM
4 NYRangers     - Columbus @ NYRangers        5PM
3 Chicago         - St.Louis @ Chicago                7:30PM

No Kyle Lowry, no big problem, as the newly-acquired Raptors -- Serge Ibaka & PJ Tucker -- along with DeMar DeRozan & co., disposed of the Boston Celtics at the ACC last night 107-98.

DeRozan had another career high 43 points, while Ibaka and Tucker playing in their first game in a Raptors uniform, provided much needed physicality plus plenty of rebounding.  Patrick Patterson & Corey Joseph each also contributed 15 pts. 

A different Raptors team indeed out there on the court.  A more aggressive, better defensive, yet strikingly offensive with DeMar as the the backdrop. 

As for the question of Kyle Lowry's wrist injury, he will be given some more time to recover before being re-evaluated. Lowry's wrist injury is really a nagging one that obviously had not fully healed.


Lowry's injury:

Here are the games as I've split three each for Saturday & Sunday's dates.  Deadline is Saturday 7PM ET.  Good luck all!   :)

Saturday Feb. 25th

Montreal @ Toronto              - 7PM
Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh      - 8PM
San Jose @ Vancouver          - 10PM

Sunday Feb. 26th

Boston @ Dallas                    - 12:30PM
Columbus @ NYRangers        - 5PM
St. Louis @ Chicago              - 7:30PM

Kudos to Auston's keen awareness of landing the perfect pass to Gardiner, (before Byfuglien could drill him), and Gardiner doing the rest.   It was a classic case of good timing by both players.  Great job guys!


MotM:   Nylander
Hm:      Gardiner

Mentions to Matthews, Komarov, Kadri, Leivo, Hunwick.

I've been kind of avoiding the GDTs of late, because of the negative nancies that have showed up with arguments I just can't fathom. The team has dramatically exceeded expectations, they're fun to watch, and they have teenagers/rookies literally leading the team. But no, they don't knock people over in the crease, get into meaningless fights, and Babcock's a terrible coach because he can't make teenagers play like they're in their late 20's, or put in a system that make average veteran players look like all-stars.

I hope a few more people post on here are actually enjoying this season as much as I am.


x3  :)

MotM:    McEh
Hm:        Downtown Connor Brown

Mentions to Gardiner, Matthews, JVR, Bozak, Kadri, Komarov.

11 Events / Re: 2016-2017 Pick'em Standings Thread
« on: February 19, 2017, 02:57:36 PM »
Leaderboard tallies including Round 17:

BarMutt              205
hockeyfan1         181
Tigger                 119

Results for Round 17:

hockeyfan1        6   Winner
BarMutt                3

Round 17 winner is...hockeyfan1!  Finally!   :)    It's getting tougher to predict team winners at this point in the season.  Doesn't matter I'll take whatever points there are.  :)

Standings page:   Re: 2016-2017 Pick'em Standings Thread[/color]

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs 2016/2017 Schedule in 10 game chunks
« on: February 19, 2017, 02:41:31 PM »

I guess home ice isn't helping.  As RedLeaf stated, they'll have to try and win the next three in-a-row.  Trouble is, can they?

2 Edmonton        - Edmonton @ Chicago
6 Toronto            - Ottawa @ Toronto
4 Dallas              - Tampa Bay @ Dallas
3 NYIslanders      - NYIslanders @ New Jersey
5 Los Angeles      - Florida @ Los Angeles
1 Calgary            - Calgary @ Vancouver

CHL & NCAA Hockey / Re: OHL thread....
« on: February 18, 2017, 03:24:53 AM »
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Is there a rule about this? One of the Knights (Brandon Crawley) loses his stick, so as he skates by, he grabs Strome's stick right out of his hands. So Strome takes Crawley's abandoned stick and promptly scores with it.

Yes, indeed there is:

Dylan Strome had the hockey world abuzz after scoring with Knights defenceman Brandon Crawley’s stick Wednesday in Erie. But sorry — fun police alert — the goal should never have occurred in the third period of the Otters’ 5-1 victory over their London rivals.

According to the rule book, Crawley should have been assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for ripping Strome’s stick out of his hands and playing with it. But it happened so fast in front of the net, the referees didn’t notice. “The fact Brandon grabbed the stick and was in the play with it is a minor penalty,” OHL vice-president Ted Baker said.]

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