NHL 2023-2024

Goals scored immediately following the end of a power play should still be credited as power play goals if the player exiting the box hasn’t yet crossed the blue line and entered the defensive zone.

Ending 2023 and Canucjsvwre #1 in the league. Who’d a thunk it?

Vector wrote:

Canucjsvwre

So shocking that your brain short-circuited there for a second.

I’ll point out the Kings are 7 points behind but have played 5 fewer games. At their current rate of 1.4 points per game played, in 5 more games they would be expected to earn… exactly 7 more points.

Vancouver’s got a +46 goal differential, and the only other team even in the +30s is the Kings. The entire Eastern Conference doesn’t even have a team that’s +20.

*Legion* wrote:

but have played 5 fewer games.

NHL scheduling is so stupid. This almost always happens to the Wild were they have around 5-6 fewer games in the first half than most other teams. Then people are surprised when they aren't as good in the second half when they are playing multiple back-to-back games in March and April.

*Legion* wrote:
Vector wrote:

Canucjsvwre

So shocking that your brain short-circuited there for a second.

I’ll point out the Kings are 7 points behind but have played 5 fewer games. At their current rate of 1.4 points per game played, in 5 more games they would be expected to earn… exactly 7 more points.

Vancouver’s got a +46 goal differential, and the only other team even in the +30s is the Kings. The entire Eastern Conference doesn’t even have a team that’s +20.

The Kings look damn elite. Them and the Golden Knights are the only teams in the West that look extremely dangerous. Very curious if the Kings do what they did last season and grab a goalie at the deadline. At the very least upgrade on Rittich/Copley.

Rangers feel like they're ahead of schedule. Like, it's not that I didn't think the team was good, but I didn't have this.

Are the Kings wearing tin foil hats?

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Are the Kings wearing tin foil hats?

The chrome helmets that they're wearing along with the '90s unis a bunch of times this season.

My wife thinks they look cheap and absolutely hates them. I can't disagree.

Love the '90s jerseys though.

The Devils goalie situation is...well, it's something.

I'm worried about their Stadium Series jersey too.

Vector wrote:

Them and the Golden Knights are the only teams in the West that look extremely dangerous.

This is Winnipeg Jets erasure and I will not stand for it.

mwdowns wrote:
Vector wrote:

Them and the Golden Knights are the only teams in the West that look extremely dangerous.

This is Winnipeg Jets erasure and I will not stand for it.

Completely fair! I should have said "in the Pacific".

Auston Matthews rung up his 50th and 51st goals tonight, with 27 games to go. In honor of his achievement, I feel obligated to share his 2018 GQ photoshoot:

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Thought that was Bill Skarsgård in the first one.

The NHL version of the Philly Special didn't work out so well

Predicted by LZ 50 years ago

Sandstrom should have knocked the net off its moorings and dealt with the penalty

Being first into the playoffs: Nice!

Doing it by beating Philly: GREAT.

Prederick wrote:

Being first into the playoffs: Nice!

Doing it by beating Philly: GREAT.

Canucks had a chance yesterday and couldn't quite get there. Frankly, it's bizarre that they are even in this position.

Vector wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Being first into the playoffs: Nice!

Doing it by beating Philly: GREAT.

Canucks had a chance yesterday and couldn't quite get there. Frankly, it's bizarre that they are even in this position.

And what happened on Monday that prevented it?

And why is all of Vancouver still whining about it?

*Legion* wrote:
Vector wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Being first into the playoffs: Nice!

Doing it by beating Philly: GREAT.

Canucks had a chance yesterday and couldn't quite get there. Frankly, it's bizarre that they are even in this position.

And what happened on Monday that prevented it?

And why is all of Vancouver still whining about it? :lol:

I mean...the Kings are mimicking the 2000s Minnesota Wild and 2005 Canucks which is...not a good sign for a team that was supposed to be a contender going into the season.

Vancouver trying to dump and chase on every single entry against the 1-3-1:

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I love what we're doing Rangers, but don't win the President's Trophy. Please. It's a poisoned chalice. In the last 20 years, 3 teams that won it even made the Cup Finals.

Seriously, play the AHL team for 4 or 5 games.

Prederick wrote:

I love what we're doing Rangers, but don't win the President's Trophy. Please. It's a poisoned chalice. In the last 20 years, 3 teams that won it even made the Cup Finals.

Seriously, play the AHL team for 4 or 5 games.

Rangers, please avoid the chalice with the palace and drink from the (metaphorical) vessel with the pestle.

LOL @ the Devils and Rangers starting the game with a giant brawl. This incredibly stupid, wonderful sport.

While I love watching him play, every time I see teams leaving Auston Matthews open for a shot, I'm like
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I wonder if 6 goals was “playing hockey” enough for Zadorov.

The NHL's divisional playoff format is the stupidest playoff system of all sports that aren't college football.

They oughtta have a NHL '93 tournament to decide seedings.

*Legion* wrote:

The NHL's divisional playoff format is the stupidest playoff system of all sports that aren't college football.

They had it perfectly fine with 1-8 rankings and couldn’t just let it be in order to force rivalries. The NHL is very stupid.

My teams out, again.
I wonder what the Arizona Coyotes will morph into? The Kachina(sic?) design is awesome, but I see Salt Lake CIty wanting their own identity. The Buzz? The Thunderbolts? The Sidewinders? The Spiders?