General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by wprager on Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:19 pm

    Strong move. But when was the last time Russians win anything in Olympics hockey? Nothing since the Bronze in Salt Lake City.

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    Post by wprager on Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:29 pm

    Oh, crap, I didn't realize it was every door. I thought it was just hockey.

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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:56 am

    Looks like the salary cap will go up $3M next year, which should help the Sens in their quest to resign guys.
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    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:47 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:Looks like the salary cap will go up $3M next year, which should help the Sens in their quest to resign guys.

    Yeah, you couldnt get a better timing. Even though two of these signing dont go into effect for another year.
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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by tim1_2 on Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:15 am

    https://www.tsn.ca/rumour-mill-major-pens-trade-on-the-horizon-1.943527

    Maybe we make a deal with the Pens. Crysby for Ceci. Straight up.

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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by DefenceWinsChampionships on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:56 am

    I caught the Caps/Avs game in Washington this week. A few observations:

    1) Their arena was right downtown. The stadium was empty for the first 10-15 minutes of the first period but was completely full afterward. The bars surrounding the area were all packed; similar to what we get at Red Blacks games with Lansdowne.

    2) The in-game experience was meh. They had no live band, the music was bland, no hokey events during intermission, etc. But the fans were loud and really into the game. I guess this goes hand in hand when your team wins.

    3) I think the most important thing to note was the age of the fans. In Ottawa you get the 'family' crowd. I think the average 'family' is finding the games to be too expensive. In Washington, the average age from what I saw was around 25-30 years old. The crowd was very young and very engaged. Probably due to the fact that it was right downtown. People in Washington tend to live in the suburbs.

    4) Concessions were more expensive than Ottawa. A shot of moonshine was $13 USD and a Papa Jean mini pan-pizza (just cheese) was $10 USD. Beer was the standard $10 USD. However, my ticket (nosebleeds) was $6 USD and I moved to standing room in the 100s.

    Overall a very different dynamic. With the move to LeBreton I am hopeful that a younger crowd goes to the game. It created a lot of buzz and energy. And with better accessibility and public transit I hope people feel as though they can drink and enjoy themselves before and afterward. The big draw as well was the number of people who showed up before the game and bought tickets at the arena. I anticipate less than 1% of ticket sales are bought at the arena in Ottawa. Having a more central arena, albeit still not right downtown, will hopefully lead to this as will the other venues and attractions at LeBreton.
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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:18 pm

    DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:I caught the Caps/Avs game in Washington this week. A few observations:

    1) Their arena was right downtown. The stadium was empty for the first 10-15 minutes of the first period but was completely full afterward. The bars surrounding the area were all packed; similar to what we get at Red Blacks games with Lansdowne.

    2) The in-game experience was meh. They had no live band, the music was bland, no hokey events during intermission, etc. But the fans were loud and really into the game. I guess this goes hand in hand when your team wins.

    3) I think the most important thing to note was the age of the fans. In Ottawa you get the 'family' crowd. I think the average 'family' is finding the games to be too expensive. In Washington, the average age from what I saw was around 25-30 years old. The crowd was very young and very engaged. Probably due to the fact that it was right downtown. People in Washington tend to live in the suburbs.

    4) Concessions were more expensive than Ottawa. A shot of moonshine was $13 USD and a Papa Jean mini pan-pizza (just cheese) was $10 USD. Beer was the standard $10 USD. However, my ticket (nosebleeds) was $6 USD and I moved to standing room in the 100s.

    Overall a very different dynamic. With the move to LeBreton I am hopeful that a younger crowd goes to the game. It created a lot of buzz and energy. And with better accessibility and public transit I hope people feel as though they can drink and enjoy themselves before and afterward. The big draw as well was the number of people who showed up before the game and bought tickets at the arena. I anticipate less than 1% of ticket sales are bought at the arena in Ottawa. Having a more central arena, albeit still not right downtown, will hopefully lead to this as will the other venues and attractions at LeBreton.
    youre probably right.
    Montreal benefits from those exact same things. The crowd is 50% or over people in their 20s or 30s.
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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by wprager on Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:57 pm

    Scheifele out 6-8 weeks with UBI.

    Kreider out indefinitely after blood clot discovered in his arm. Will be gone a couple months, at least.


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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by Flo The Action on Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:35 pm

    I wonder what the cost would be to acquire Anthony Duclair. Not sure for the sens but in general.
    His stock has been in steady decline.
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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:37 am

    Flo The Action wrote:I wonder what the cost would be to acquire Anthony Duclair. Not sure for the sens but in general.
    His stock has been in steady decline.

    The problem is Arizona would also want "futures" back...it's not like we'd be trading them Zack Smith or anything.
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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by Oglethorpe on Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:09 pm

    Maybe Nick Paul
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    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:28 pm

    Oglethorpe wrote:Maybe Nick Paul
    That would be good
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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:31 pm

    How is Montoya worth a 5th or a 4rth?
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    Post by Oglethorpe on Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:36 pm

    Flo The Action wrote:
    Oglethorpe wrote:Maybe Nick Paul
    That would be good
    I think Id rather have nick Paul.
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    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:03 pm

    Oglethorpe wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:
    Oglethorpe wrote:Maybe Nick Paul
    That would be good
    I think Id rather have nick Paul.
    Upside with duclair is 2nd line Winger, upside with Paul (at this moment) is 3rd line wing. If he makes the league. Both players could use a change of scenery.
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    Post by Ev on Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:46 pm

    Remember when I said Jagr was done before the seasons started?
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    Post by Flo The Action on Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:11 pm

    Ev wrote:Remember when I said Jagr was done before the seasons started?

    Yeah, good call.
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    Post by tim1_2 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:01 pm

    Ev wrote:Remember when I said Jagr was done before the seasons started?

    I also remember when you said we were signing Danny Briere, and you also said Toronto would miss the playoffs this year.

    The good news for Jagr is he can go play in the Olympics (assuming his contract in Calgary gets terminated) and then he can sign another contract after that.

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