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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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Whichever Flyers game/games I previously thought were the very worst had nothing.....NOTHING!.....on last night's game. The very worst part of all? It was against one of my "meteor teams" *, the Damn Rangers (yes, that's their whole team name). Goalie Brian Elliott started the game in net but was replaced halfway into the 2nd period, and then it was Carter Hart's turn to bollux things up, along with the Flyers' D, who failed to show. At all. In the end, the score was 9-0 (yeah, I kinda can't believe it myself.....). And if the coach, AV, would have had a third goalie handy, he'da played him too. "Never have I ever" seen such a bad game. Never.

*What's a "meteor team", you ask? Actually I have two - the Damn Rangers and the Damn Devils. No matter what team they play, I'm cheering for the other one. But when they play each other, who do I root for? The meteor that's headed for the rink, of course........ :yikes:
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And the second-worst game? Ever? Why, last night's loss to the Isles, 6-1. It's as if our D and our goalie (yes, the incredible Carter Hart) were playing some other game that we didn't know about. Words fail me beyond these.

I was reading the Comments in Instagram under a photo from the loss. Two of my favorites are:

"Trade everyone."

"Bring up the entire Phantoms team.....NOW." (The Phantoms are our AHL team, based in Allentown.)

And the motto I've lived by since the 70's, when they last won the Cup? "It isn't easy being a Flyers fan."
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I was almost excited for the Buffalo Sabres last night, as they came, oh, so close to breaking their 18-game losing streak. Unfortunately, the team they were playing against was my Flyers, and on all hockey boards everywhere, fans were joking about "We can't possibly lose to the Sabres......!" Well, my Broad Street Bullies didn't come alive until the 3rd period, tied the score 3-3 at the last minute, and then only a minute or two into OT pulled it off with a win. And Brian Elliott, the #2 goalie, was working alone for the first 2 periods, but he was excellent.

My team is starting to give me the Kreepy Chillz.
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To compound matters, they're babying along Carter Hart, and they've put Shane Gostisbehere (Ghost) on waivers. Tempting fate. :banghead:
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Congrats to the Buffalo Sabers for breaking their 18-game losing streak last night! You made the other team look like Bantams, and a bad Bantam team at that. Unfortunately, the other team was my Flyers, so I'm just gonna pretend that yesterday was April Fool's Day, and that this was the giant prank.

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Could not believe my eyes last night, Miss Vegas!! :eek:
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Thak you, Miss Chrissy.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have something important to get back to:

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Yes, folks, it's that time again, NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Time! I was otherwise occupied last night, so I'm really not sure if the first night was then, or tonight, since I don't even know the results, I'm putting down my guesses anyway. (My guesses for the first round are italicized.)

NORTH:
Toronto v. Montreal
Winnipeg v. Edmunton

CENTRAL:
Tampa Bay v. Nashville
Carolina v. Florida

EAST:
Washington v. Boston
New York (Islanders) v. Pittsburgh

WEST:
Vegas v. St. Louis
Colorado v. Minnesota

Wanna play along? Good luck!

(If you're looking to place bets based on my guesses, you'd be better off putting your $$$ on the teams I didn't pick. Yes, my choices in hockey are the same as my choices in auto racing.). :dunno:
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Well, Ms. Vegas....if I read correctly, you are down 0-1 with teams so far??
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Welp....other than the Princess, we're all done with hockey for the season in this house....

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Actually, Miss Chrissy, out of 7 matchups in Round 1 complete, I had 6 right, and the house goalie only had 5. He's horrified about that - LOL.

So here we are with Round 1 still not done (Leafs v. Habs tonight) but I'm tired of waiting so I'll just give you my pick for the whole enchilada - Colorado Avalanche! And judging from their 1st game of Round 2 last night where they "kilt" the Golden Knights 7-1 (!!!), I may be onto something.

Meanwhile, my Flyers are still out golfing......... :?
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So, you may remember that in my last post, I bravely said that the Avalanche will win the Cup, regardless of any right or wrong picks in between? well, cross that off your list. :annoy: The Vegas Golden Knights sent the Avs golfing last night, with a Game 6 score of 6-3.

And now I'm done making predictions of any kind, except that I predict I have NO IDEA which team will take the Cup this year. :dunno: I'm gonna wait and be surprised like everybody else.
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