HOCKEY! 2021 Version

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HOCKEY! 2021 Version

#1 Post by vegas0307 »

I forgot to mention yesterday that HOCKEY IS BACK! This will be a shortened season, 54 games, and the four divisions are different to ease some of the travel burdens, but it's real, live hockey! And I've missed it so much.

And the Flyers (MY Flyers) won their first official game! Sorry, Pens. It seemed like it took them the first period to warm up and remember what they were there for, but once they took over the game, it was great to watch! Final result 6-3.
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And still, Sid the Kid makes a great goal.... :lol:

Travis said he should have gotten an assist AND the goal on that one...
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I misspoke the other day - it's a 56-game season.....but I was close.

And I think Sid the Kid will someday be counted as one of the greatest players of all time, but for the very greatest, IMO, see "The Great 8". And in the house goalie's opinion, the Pens don't have goaltending right now. But as usual, it's only the beginning of the season - anything can happen, and any team, on any given day, can beat any other team.

Glad to have a sport to watch, :thumb:
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I am with the resident goalie - the Pens do NOT have a goalie right now :(

And Malkin needs to have his face put on a milk carton (wish I could take credit for this as my own, but.....)
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JRM88 wrote:
January 17th, 2021, 10:27 am
I am with the resident goalie - the Pens do NOT have a goalie right now :(

And Malkin needs to have his face put on a milk carton (wish I could take credit for this as my own, but.....)
Chalk it up this way - "another team in the middle of a 'Building Year' ".
(Hope my Wings and my Hawks get "Builded" soon.....). :rollsmiley:
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My Flyers are getting very good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. That's a habit I wish they'd drop. This may be a longer season than I expected. :handy:
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In case nobody noticed, this week (and possibly most of next week) is the Flyers turn at playing the game of Covid Protocols. Their 2 games with one of my meteor teams (NJD) is postponed thanks to the Devils, and now that 2nd game with the Caps was postponed this week because of G and another player. Will this ever be over? :dunno:
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Pens had the same problems with those teams....
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All the teams seemed to do much better at the end of last season, when they were "living in the bubble". :-?
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vegas0307 wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 7:54 am
All the teams seemed to do much better at the end of last season, when they were "living in the bubble". :-?
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So yesterday I was bragging on watching my boys, the Flyers, in their outdoor game against the Bruins on an outdoor rink at Lake Tahoe later that evening. I could have saved my breath. I'm embarrassed and horrified at how the game turned out. We lost 7-3 (Pasta "owned" us). The special "low point" was just a few minutes before the end of the second period, when the Bruins scored 3 goals in 99 seconds against Boy Wonder Carter Hart. I was literally screaming at my TV, so loud that my daughter called up from downstairs to see if I was OK. No, I was NOT OK. And I probably won't be OK until the Flyers get a real goalie or else let backup Brian Elliott start most of the games. Luckily, Elliott was in goal when the 3rd period started, and I breathed much easier. (I've never been a Carter Hart fan.)

To be fair, my Flyers had at least 6 or 7 guys on "Covid Protocols", in other words not playing. We had some AHL players from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms - very good but not up to NHL standards. There was an offer to get another team to play in their place, and while I don't know the full story on that, I wish the PTB had taken the League up on that deal. :annoy:
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