2013 NHL Season Thread

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#1 deactivated-5fc147aeeb0aa
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Hockey is back everyone. A dark chapter in hockey history is now over. What are you feelings about this season?

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#2 monkeytoes61
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Still waiting for a Seattle franchise, I don't want to get invested in the league until we have a team.
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#3 Canuck3000
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Finally. I have to admit. I didn't think they'd make a deal in time.
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#4 CJL182
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The news broke just after 2am PST and I stayed up another 3 listening to TSN radio because I couldn't sleep lol. I can't wait until the puck drops, but I'm still not buying any merchandise for the rest of the year. They already have our money regarding tickets, but they won't be getting any more of it for a while.

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Go Panthers. Can't wait to go to opening night to see our division banner drop.

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#6 deactivated-5fc147aeeb0aa
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When is opening night anyways?

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Kings
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#8 Canuck3000
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When is opening night anyways?

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They haven't said yet
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Not gonna front though I'm not a huge follower of the league but I love the NHL playoffs and I think it's a great game. Awesome atmosphere, especially live. Glad this lockout is over
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My hope is that opening night is the 15th, but I guess we'll see. Just happy it's finally back, at least.


Still waiting for a Seattle franchise, I don't want to get invested in the league until we have a team.monkeytoes61

I'd certainly root for them in the West, but if they ever faced the Devils in the Finals, rooting against the Devils simply wouldn't happen. Still, I reeeaaally hope Seattle gets a team already.

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#11 JohnBean42
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When is opening night anyways?

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They want the season to start either the 15th (50 games) or the 19th (48 games). All depends when the deal is ratified and training camp starts. I expect with all those rumors that Luongo will be traded before training camps open. Maybe not Toronto as reported, but somewhere. Now that the season is a go, I have something else to be totally angry at and miserable about: the Leafs actually playing :P
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[QUOTE="sherman-tank1"]

When is opening night anyways?

JohnBean42

They want the season to start either the 15th (50 games) or the 19th (48 games). All depends when the deal is ratified and training camp starts. I expect with all those rumors that Luongo will be traded before training camps open. Maybe not Toronto as reported, but somewhere. Now that the season is a go, I have something else to be totally angry at and miserable about: the Leafs actually playing :P

Before the lockout there were Luongo to Florida rumors aplenty.

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#13 Master_Live
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Glad Hockey is back, always like to have an option to basketball. Plus this is the first time I have the NHL Network and NBCSN.
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#14 JohnBean42
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[QUOTE="JohnBean42"][QUOTE="sherman-tank1"]

When is opening night anyways?

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They want the season to start either the 15th (50 games) or the 19th (48 games). All depends when the deal is ratified and training camp starts. I expect with all those rumors that Luongo will be traded before training camps open. Maybe not Toronto as reported, but somewhere. Now that the season is a go, I have something else to be totally angry at and miserable about: the Leafs actually playing :P

Before the lockout there were Luongo to Florida rumors aplenty.

Yup. And during it, lots of Luongo to Leafs. Wouldn't be surprised if they keep him but who knows. This from Elliote Friedman: NHL sends memo to clubs indicating no camps before Saturday (and may not open until Monday), 48-game season to begin Jan. 19
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#15 X360PS3AMD05
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I'll see ya for the next dark chapter in 10-15 years?? :P I kinda like the 50 game schedule, esp. if you don't schedule every team home and away as it is......... Hockey gains the most of all sports if watched in person!
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#16 Floridaman46
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I'm glad. Lets go RedWings..

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#17 Swanogt19
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One question not being asked is what teams will benefit from a short season.
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#18 s-e-e-k
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I have been waiting and waiting... finally!

Go Red Wings!

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With Skins out of the playoffs, Wizards not going anywhere, and it being too early for baseball season, go Caps. :)

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Not remotely close to a Wild fan, but it will be interesting to see how they do.

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#21 Swanogt19
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Well after all that money they spent....
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#22 Canuck3000
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"Each team plays: 4 games vs. two Divisional opponents (8); 5 games vs. two divisional opponents (10); 3 games vs 10 Conference rivals (30)"- FromBob McKenzie's Twitter feed.

Should be interesting.

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#23 jeffster85
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much as i'm excited for the season, there's a part of me that doesn't care. Thanks to both players and owners being greedy @sshats.
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#24 Namgis
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Leafs fire Brian Burke. Sources Report

Nonis to be named interim GM? Nonis is a Luongo fan, seeing as he traded for him while in Vancouver. Chances much higher that Roberto "The Sieve" Luongo is in a Leafs uniform soon. I smell a 3 team deal looming.

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Even though I had essentially written the season off I am excited to have it back. Hopefully the Avs put together a decent season even if its a bit shortened. I'm giving them a range of 7th-11th in terms of where they will end the season in the Western Conference.

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#26 Los9090
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Not surprised Toronto fired him, though the Leafs were a few wins from making the playoffs.
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#27 Canuck3000
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Nonis is even worse than Burke. Maybe this will be what finishes off the Luongo to the Laffs deal.

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#28 JohnBean42
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Not surprised Toronto fired him, though the Leafs were a few wins from making the playoffs.Los9090
Not surprised he was fired, very good reason to. Just shocked at the timing. New ownership has every right to fire him, from the bad record and no playoffs, to he just wasn't their kinda guy. I don't think he should have been fired, and given another couple months (hell, JFJ got a longer tenure here and Howson has a job) but I guess they were going to fire him so might as well do it now rather than have him deal with the deadline and UFA's. And if they make the playoffs, would get a bad reaction from fans if they still did it. And I've heard interim used, but to me it seems that Nonis is his replacement, full time? I did read from John Shannon that he thinks Nonis won't be the GM in the fall. What a freaking circus if true. And then other things I heard today..that Luongo may or may not have played a part, or that Gardiner may be traded from Luongo and Burke didn't want to but his inner circle did. Or that this was going to happen months ago, or he wasn't ever going to manager another Leafs game. Just..ugh.
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I have to say that I'm happy the lockout ended. I'm definitely not paying for Center Ice or GameCenter anymore. Living in CA, and being a Red Wings fan means I don't catch many games on TV, but I'll be damned if I'm going to shell out $200 to the greedy peoples that comprise my favorite sport...
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I have to say that I'm happy the lockout ended. I'm definitely not paying for Center Ice or GameCenter anymore. Living in CA, and being a Red Wings fan means I don't catch many games on TV, but I'll be damned if I'm going to shell out $200 to the greedy peoples that comprise my favorite sport...cell_dweller
so true. myself, i'm trying to decide if i want to buy a jersey, or if that's just throwing money to them. =/
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#31 cell_dweller  Moderator
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so true. myself, i'm trying to decide if i want to buy a jersey, or if that's just throwing money to them. =/jeffster85
I've been looking to buy a house recently, and I wanted to have a "man cave" with all Detroit sports stuff. I already have a bunch of Red Wings memorabilia and souvenirs from games that I attended over the years. I was going to buy a bunch more stuff, but guess it'll all be Lions stuff...o joy... Also, when they come out to play Anaheim and LA, I usually go to the games. Not this year!
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Bruins to start off against The Rangers on the 19th. A good first test. A rumor that we play the Leafs on the 21st. If so looking forward to it JohnBean and Gamer!
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Bruins to start off against The Rangers on the 19th. A good first test. A rumor that we play the Leafs on the 21st. If so looking forward to it JohnBean and Gamer!Swanogt19
Is that official or still rumored? I read about possible opening day matchups, but hadn't read yet if they were official.
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#34 gameeer1
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Of course you're looking forward to it. The Leafs are probably going to get dominated. Edit: sorry for being brash, but when there is no sense of optimism... I suppose we should have a very little reason to be optimistic with our prospects helping out the Marlies considerably.
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[QUOTE="Swanogt19"]Bruins to start off against The Rangers on the 19th. A good first test. A rumor that we play the Leafs on the 21st. If so looking forward to it JohnBean and Gamer!Conscrumptured
Is that official or still rumored? I read about possible opening day matchups, but hadn't read yet if they were official.

The Rangers-Bruins has been confirmed.

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[QUOTE="Conscrumptured"][QUOTE="Swanogt19"]Bruins to start off against The Rangers on the 19th. A good first test. A rumor that we play the Leafs on the 21st. If so looking forward to it JohnBean and Gamer!sherman-tank1

Is that official or still rumored? I read about possible opening day matchups, but hadn't read yet if they were official.

The Rangers-Bruins has been confirmed.

Thanks for the confirmation. :) I should've deleted the post as I was able to confirm it myself mere minutes later, but I was lazy. Much appreciated.
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Flyers at Sabres on the 20th...Can't wait!
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#38 jeffster85
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nice to see that a number of teams are giving large discounts and other stuff to try and (somewhat) make up for the lockout woes. doesn't completely make up for it, but its a good start.
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Can't wait to see how my Edmonton Oilers do this year. Lots of talent up front, hope we can get a good D man and goalie soon.

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[QUOTE="Conscrumptured"][QUOTE="Swanogt19"]Bruins to start off against The Rangers on the 19th. A good first test. A rumor that we play the Leafs on the 21st. If so looking forward to it JohnBean and Gamer!sherman-tank1

Is that official or still rumored? I read about possible opening day matchups, but hadn't read yet if they were official.

The Rangers-Bruins has been confirmed.

sherman ill be home for the game we should meet up
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[QUOTE="sherman-tank1"]

[QUOTE="Conscrumptured"] Is that official or still rumored? I read about possible opening day matchups, but hadn't read yet if they were official.Swanogt19

The Rangers-Bruins has been confirmed.

sherman ill be home for the game we should meet up

Depends. What day is it on?

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Saturday. So it has been reported that Thomas won't play this year for the Bruins. But is interested in coming back next year. Thanks Tim, but no thanks. As a Bruins fan I appreciate what you did for this team in getting us a cup. Though I respect your choice to sit out this year, you signed a contract to play for us and had one year left. Why not just sit out after it is done? I have faith in Tuukka and Khudobin. There are a fair amount of teams that need a goalie, look else where. However I will always be grateful for what you did for us.
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#43 gameeer1
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Tuukka... ;-;
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#44 Los9090
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Saturday. So it has been reported that Thomas won't play this year for the Bruins. But is interested in coming back next year. Thanks Tim, but no thanks. As a Bruins fan I appreciate what you did for this team in getting us a cup. Though I respect your choice to sit out this year, you signed a contract to play for us and had one year left. Why not just sit out after it is done? I have faith in Tuukka and Khudobin. There are a fair amount of teams that need a goalie, look else where. However I will always be grateful for what you did for us. Swanogt19
I don't get Thomas' reasoning here. I was never a fan of Scott Neidermayer taking time off after the Ducks won a Cup. I mean, unless of course there is an injury of some kind.
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Saturday. So it has been reported that Thomas won't play this year for the Bruins. But is interested in coming back next year. Thanks Tim, but no thanks. As a Bruins fan I appreciate what you did for this team in getting us a cup. Though I respect your choice to sit out this year, you signed a contract to play for us and had one year left. Why not just sit out after it is done? I have faith in Tuukka and Khudobin. There are a fair amount of teams that need a goalie, look else where. However I will always be grateful for what you did for us. Swanogt19
Saturday? I will have to check to make sure I have no basketball games first.

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#46 jeffster85
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was awesome to get to see the pens play last night! here's hoping for an awesome season! :D
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Sorry swagnot I can't. Got a game at OOB tomorrow.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SYuZe0VgfVI#!

Game on.

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Good game by the B's. Was happy for the most part. Other than Lucic being stupid and not keeping his mouth shut. I have no complaints.
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#50 gameeer1
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Leafs win a very slow paced game against the Canadiens, lol