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Michelle
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posted 05 June 2007 08:01 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Continued from here.
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Yeah, I guess that Leaf fans need something to make them laugh (now that their team isn't playing anymore).

But, yeah, I agree with you on Alfie's shot at the end of the second. Shoulda been at least a minor for unsportsmanlike conduct, IMHO.


Yeah, yeah we aren’t in the playoffs but watching the Sens lose is still sweet, helps pass the time till next season? Watching Alfie prove Leaf Nation right is consolation enough right now. Listening to Chris Neil calling Corey Perry a dirty, head hunter is hysterically funny.

I think the next game is going to be bloody. Sens are vicious when cornered. I wouldn't be at all surprised in McGratten dresses.

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That'll be great when Toronto becomes a contender. I'm a Habs fan, but I know I'd cheer for the Leafs, if they were in the cup final against ANAHEIM!!!

I support the Habs when they are in the playoffs. They are a class team with an interesting history. And who doesn't love Koivu? I cheered my heart out for both Alberta teams. But I will never cheer for the Sens. They don't represent Canadian hockey to me. I also don't cheer for the Canucks, too many people supported Bertuzzi on the team and amongst their fans. They don't represent Canadian hockey either right now, they will be forgiven eventually though. And if a team comes to Hamilton I bet I'll cheer for them too.

I'm not getting wrapped up in bullshit patriotism and cheering for a team like the Sens because they are supposedly Canadian. Add to that all the military crap they threw in when pitching the Sens as Team Canada and I am totally repelled. I am going to cheer for the team I respect more and who plays good hockey.


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posted 05 June 2007 08:12 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Right on, Scout.

Even though I cheer for the Leafs, I've never really understood why people get so invested in their city's (or province's) teams. It's not like most of the people on the teams even belong to your city anyhow!


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posted 05 June 2007 08:43 AM      Profile for gram swaraj   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
I've never really understood why people get so invested in their city's (or province's) teams. It's not like most of the people on the teams even belong to your city anyhow!

In pro sports nowadays, people get invested in the local team because they've, well, invested in the local team. It's the team people have bought, in order to project all kinds of things onto them. It's all just money now, and that's why there's Stanley Cups going to Texas, Florida, and likely California. No locals playing for those teams.

A tournament based on regions would be fun to watch. But it would also have the potential to balkanize Canada!


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quote:
Originally posted by Scout:
But I will never cheer for the Sens. They don't represent Canadian hockey to me.

That's an interesting comment, Scout. Would you mind expanding on that? I understand your comments re the ‘Nucks because of Bertuzzi. But, I don’t know enough about Ottawa to understand your comment about the Sens.


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posted 05 June 2007 10:42 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, never mind, I'm dumb. Just learned to read last week.

[ 05 June 2007: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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quote:
Originally posted by Scout:
Sens are vicious when cornered.

Fine. Just as long as our national game isn't won by a bunch of refugee Ducks from Disneyworld.

Senators in seven!


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quote:
Originally posted by Wilf Day:
Just as long as our national game isn't won by a bunch of refugee Ducks from Disneyworld.

One small consolation: The Ducks are no longer owned by Disney.


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In fact I think the Ducks are owned by a Canadian and the Sens are not? Am I wrong?
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Eugene Melnyk is a Canadian, except for tax purposes (like a certain shipping magnate who served briefly as our Prime Minister). Disney sold the team to an Americans Henry and Susan Samueli (local ownership, in fact).

So, yes, you are wrong. Now you have to cheer for Ottawa as penance.


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quote:
Originally posted by Scout:
In fact I think the Ducks are owned by a Canadian and the Sens are not? Am I wrong?

I don't know. I'll look into that.

[Later]:

OWNER OF DUCKS = American

quote:

“Henry Samueli has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California and he was a professor at the Irvine campus for many years while building technology startups. Along with his first doctoral student Henry Nicholas, they sold one successful startup before launching Broadcom in 1991 and taking it public in 1998. Samueli, now 52, is chairman and chief technology officer of Broadcom. He is married with three daughters. His wife, Susan, plays an active role in his community and sports interests. They live in upscale Corona del Mar, a wealth enclave on the ocean south of Anaheim where mansions can carry $75 million price tags. Forbes magazine estimated his fortune at $2.4 billion last year. They donated $20 million to the University of California at Irvine.”

He was born in Buffalo, New York

OWNER OF SENS = Canadian


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When hell freezes over Scott.

quote:
Eugene Melnyk is a Canadian, except for tax purposes

Well, that's not too Canadian then is it?


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quote:
Originally posted by Scout:
Well, that's not too Canadian then is it?

Hey, you're not going to hear me defending offshore tax havens, but Melnyk is as Canadian as Paul Martin and Frank Stronach.


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Well, looks like 2008 will be the year for a Canadian team to win the Cup...unless, of course, the Minnesota Wild do!! (hardy har har har).

If any babblers are looking for a fun USA venue to watch your fav NHL team play next season, I recommend the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Every seat is a good one, the fans are fun (they won't beat you up, like they will in Philly!!), and with the strengthening Canadian dollar, now's the time to go!!


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quote:
Originally posted by Sven:
The Ducks are no longer owned by Disney.

Precisely. Refugees from Disneyworld.

Ducks.

Lord Stanley should ask for his cup back.


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One day soon we'll probably all be one happy family again. Truly. Ahem. Not that I really believe it myself, but for all the Senator fans here (ha!) clinging to their last straw, the history is not quite so bleak as the Canadian press makes out. Yes, only one team has come back from as much as a three to one deficit in best of seven Finals But, if we look at other rounds the picture doesn't look so hopeless. (even better if we just look at two game deficits, but past that point now)

Done my hockey nerd thing now and here's the list of other NHL teams which have done the near impossible before:

*eventual champs
*1942- FN- Tor.-Det. **three zip
1953- SF- Mon.-Chc.
1975- QF- NYI.-Pit. **three zip
1987- QF- NYI.-Wsh.
1987- QF- Det.-Tor.
1988- PR- Wsh.-Phl.
*1990- QF- Edm.-Win.
1991- QF- StL.-Det.
*1992- PR- Pit.-Wsh.
1992- PR- Det.-MnS.
1992- PR- Van.-Win.
1994- PR- Van.-Clg.
1995- PR- Pit.-Wsh.
1998- PR- Edm.-Col.
1999- PR- StL.-Phx.
*2000- SF- NJD.-Phl.
2001- QF- NJD.-Tor.
2003- PR- MnW.-Col.
2003- PR- Van.-StL.
2003- QF- MnW.-Van.
2004- PR- Mon.-Bos.

So instead of just one series being turned around before we now find a total of (nineteen) twenty one. And for those who believe in historical patterns (based on nothing but the numbers) this does appear to be a growing trend. I also note that Canadian teams have come back against American ones more often than visa versa. Read into it what you will. Me, I'm just going to relax and enjoy the final game(s?) of the year. Also why I couldn't be bothered counting them against all three-one deficits to give percentile odds like a true nerd would...

ETa: Small correction, twenty one teams have made it all the way from three one deficits, not nineteen, if we look at the whole playoff picture. Long long shot now but not totally impossible. Nine percent odds and counting now. Go Sens!
Under nine percent now and the clock's stopped.

[ 06 June 2007: Message edited by: EriKtheHalfaRed ]

[ 06 June 2007: Message edited by: EriKtheHalfaRed ]


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quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
Even though I cheer for the Leafs, I've never really understood why people get so invested in their city's (or province's) teams. It's not like most of the people on the teams even belong to your city anyhow!

Come on! Are you trying to ruin it altogether ?. I had a good thing every spring with NHL playoffs since I was five, and now this!. Next you'll be telling us they're all wealthy players with even less in common with the average me.


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quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:

Come on! Are you trying to ruin it altogether ?. I had a good thing every spring with NHL playoffs since I was five, and now this!. Next you'll be telling us they're all wealthy players with even less in common with the average me.


Fidel, you're not saying that, er.....ah.....well, how shall I put this?

Okay...I got it...

You're not saying that the average NHL player has a stronger affection for President Fidel Castro than you, are you?!?! I mean, are you feeling that your affection el presidente is insufficient relative to the average NHL'er?

Just the other day, I heard Alfie interviewed...or was it Bertuzzi??...and he couldn't stop talking about the infant mortality rate in Cuba and, even more than that (if that's possible), Alfie...no it was Bertuzzi...said that the reason the Red Wing (yep, Bertuzzi for sure) didn't make the playoffs was the the CIA/Bush/Cheney was behind Anaheim and that was the only reason they lost!!!


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I think professional athletes wealth on average is only symbolic compared with Dubya's "base." The Waltons, Forbes, Thomsons and Lord Crossovers of this world wouldn't spit on the average professional athlete or their fan "base" if they were on fire. Billionaire owners buy teams not to make money. Lord Crossup knows that the filthy rich, the ones with real pig stains on their fat chins, are the only ones who can afford not to profiteer with an investment like that. They buy teams and millionaire athletes lives in order to gain some respectability among the public and connect with peons like the average me.

Buying a sports team for them is just a status symbol, like you'd buy a Lincoln suburban or a Lexus and hope to god the company doesn't go under. Their next months mad money might buy another winter home on the Riviera, or another leer jet, or a football team. Money!

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Sens in Seven!
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Did anybody see what the refs saw in penalizing Volchenkov for "hooking" ?. Anybody ?. Refs 1 Ottawa 0. And they're calling another one on Spezza. Pronger just got creamed. Good!
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Sens are just gonna have to suck it up and win on the ice. Not going to miss this one.
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Sens must be frustrated now with Phillips and Emery scoring on their own net.

Alfie scored. 3-2. There's a chance but still have to kill another penalty. Not to be 4-2 powerplay goal.

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quote:
Eugene Melnyk is a Canadian, except for tax purposes

quote:
Originally posted by Scout:
Well, that's not too Canadian then is it?

I think that's very Canadian. In fact, it is too Canadian.


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posted 06 June 2007 07:11 PM      Profile for gram swaraj   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Sven:
Alfie...no it was Bertuzzi...said that the reason the Red Wing (yep, Bertuzzi for sure) didn't make the playoffs was the the CIA/Bush/Cheney was behind Anaheim and that was the only reason they lost!!!

Not only were they for Anaheim, they were against Detroit, with an ungodly name like "Red Wings".


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Bettman wins! Bettman wins!


I eagerly await the coming expansion/moves to San Antonio, Houston, San Diego, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Austin, Las Vegas, and San Juan. Hamilton can wait it's damn turn, Balsillie!


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quote:
Originally posted by Briguy:
Bettman wins! Bettman wins!


I eagerly await the coming expansion/moves to San Antonio, Houston, San Diego, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Austin, Las Vegas, and San Juan. Hamilton can wait it's damn turn, Balsillie!


There was something decidedly unsatisfactory about this Cup. Although I cannot stand Alfie, it would have been great to see the Sens win. I have to admit that the Ducks were simply the better team...and they deserve to win the Cup...but...


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quote:
Originally posted by Briguy:
I eagerly await the coming expansion/moves to San Antonio, Houston, San Diego, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Austin, Las Vegas, and San Juan. Hamilton can wait it's damn turn, Balsillie!

you forgot the whole Caribbean hockey belt (Belto de Jo-ké)and the puck-mad metropolises of New Orleans, Penascola, Caracas, Kingston, Veracruz and of course Santo Domingo !!

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I'd like to see the Maquiladoras, nextdoor to Brownsville with a team. Our other trade partners in all of this are missing out on all the action!

This series was blownout by the refs in the first two games with the no-calls on clutching and grabbing and goonery in general. I think the Sens protested last night with the shittiest game they've played all year.


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quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:
I think the Sens protested last night with the shittiest game they've played all year.

I was an awful Game 5. For a team that needed to play with energy and desperation, they looked like they were skating around with forty-pound weights tied to their ankles. I really felt bad for Emery for that goal he and his team mate scored on themselves (I'm glad they didn't lose by 1 goal--the way it ended up, they can't blame the loss on that mishap).

Doesn't Winnipeg have a new arena that is all set to go if an NHL expands and adds a franchise there?

Also, I hear Hamilton mentioned a lot for a team. What's in Hamilton??


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quote:
Originally posted by Sven:
Also, I hear Hamilton mentioned a lot for a team. What's in Hamilton??

About eight million rabid hockey fans in and around Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville etc. It's not my neck of the woods, but I know they're big hockey fans down thataway.


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quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:
About eight million rabid hockey fans in and around Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville etc. It's not my neck of the woods, but I know they're big hockey fans down thataway.

Well, then, it sounds like a no brainer for adding a team there. Hope it happens...certainly loooooong before a Vegas team.

A "Vegas team"??? Com'on...


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What kills me are the poor TV ratings for hockey in the USA. Apparently, Game 3 (or 4) had the lowest prime time TV rating for NBC of any program... ever (it tied a 2004 re-run of West Wing). I don’t get it. Now, granted, hockey is much better live than on the tube. But, still, it’s a great game. It beats the absolute hell out of basketball (especially the NBA), is much more exciting that NFL football (gawd, the TV breaks for the NFL kill me), and is obviously better than baseball (unless you want to watch a sport that is like taking a nap without losing consciousness).
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quote:
Originally posted by Sven:
What kills me are the poor TV ratings for hockey in the USA. Apparently, Game 3 (or 4) had the lowest prime time TV rating for NBC of any program... ever (it tied a 2004 re-run of West Wing). I don’t get it. Now, granted, hockey is much better live than on the tube. But, still, it’s a great game. It beats the absolute hell out of basketball (especially the NBA), is much more exciting that NFL football (gawd, the TV breaks for the NFL kill me), and is obviously better than baseball (unless you want to watch a sport that is like taking a nap without losing consciousness).

Even though I disagree about Hockey being better than basketball or more exciting than NFL football that's just our personal choices.

As for why hockey isn't as popular I think it's because hockey expanded in the U.S. too late. It's not a national past time in the U.S. Kids don't grow up saying they want to play hockey.

Plus it's the accessibility every highschool in America may not have adequette facilities to teach but you can bet your last dollar they have a football team baseball team and basketball team.

As side from all of that I am sooo disappointed in the Senators they ddin't even come to play. They weren't even moving on the ice I am surprized they aren't being treated for wind burn from all the ducks flying by them.

P.S. We agree on Baseball.

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I don't understand the appeal of watching organised sports on television, period. I wouldn't mind actually playing in a sporting event, if I had any talent (other than curling, I have none whatsoever), but I'd rather be doing something other than watch sports on TV. Baseball is the only event I think I would go to watch live.
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quote:
Originally posted by Sven:

Well, then, it sounds like a no brainer for adding a team there. Hope it happens...certainly loooooong before a Vegas team.

A "Vegas team"??? Com'on...


Oh ye who do not know the mind of Bettman.

"A Nashville team? c'mon...


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The right team won the Cup this year and the only reason they won was because of the coach, Randy Carlyle. Randy is from Sudbury, Ontario.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Carlyle

Sudbury is home to 14 Stanley Cup winning coaches, more than any other city on earth. And Randy will be back next year with another solid team.


http://www.tmlfever.com/CupWinningRosters.html

Toe Blake has 8 Stanley Cup coaching rings. 1956, 57, 58, 59, 60, 65, 66, 68.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe_Blake

Al Arbour has 4 Stanley Cup coaching rings. 1980, 81, 82, 83.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Arbour

Art Ross has 1 Stanley Cup coaching ring. 1939.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Ross

Randy Carlyle has 1 Stanley Cup coaching ring. 2007.

Make sure you cheers for the Ducks next year!


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It warms my heart that so many good Canadian boys are able to grab Disney version of the American Dream. Good for them. Why doesn't Houston have a team? What's wrong with us as a nation that we haven't shipped a team to a deserving centre like Houston?
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posted 19 June 2007 11:29 AM      Profile for Sudbury        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The league indeed needs another team because Mike Falino wants to be a NHL coach. Mike is from Sudbury.
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Sudbury, good success for Randy. He also did great things with the Manitoba Moose. Maybe with him this year........?
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posted 28 June 2007 06:33 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No team for Hamilton. Bettman wins again!

(please note that the winning bid for Nashville/Kansas City was lower than Balsillie's offer, according to some random internet guy I talked to.)


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