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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:16 pm
by nocera
Imagine the tears if the Pens lose to MTL and win the lottery.

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:34 am
by Gaucho
I'd rather not.

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:53 pm
by Faftorial
I'd make that trade off for the 1st pick.

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:57 pm
by Gaucho
I'd rather not.

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:58 pm
by mikey
Cup chance > new Huberdeau

It's a lay-up...

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:22 pm
by dodint
Pens will squeak through the first round, losing 7 starters to vague soft tissue injuries.

If they play.

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:48 am
by nocera
NHL media remain in flux while awaiting finalized coverage plans ahead of restart
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/nh ... -1.5627840

Looks like there is still a lot of unknowns about the restart, but commentators will work remotely for sure.
It still hasn't been decided if games will be broadcast with fake crowd noise. Many English and European soccer league games are being shown with artificial noise.
This is the big one, though. I haven't watched any of the restart soccer games so I'd love to hear from someone who has watched both and which they prefer.

I have, however, watched plenty of the restart tennis exhibitions and one tourney is using piped in crowd sounds. It's horrible. There's clearly some intern sitting at a sound board hurriedly pushing buttons after each point. There's a weird delay between the end of the point and the "crowd" reaction. It sounds like a video game.

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:07 am
by MR25
I feel like they'd have to, otherwise they'd have to tape delay games or something because I don't see them wanting to hear players dropping gratuitous F bombs on NBC

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:37 am
by Gaucho
Please no artificial noise.

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:33 pm
by willeyeam
honestly i've enjoyed the crowd noise on the EPL broadcasts

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:50 pm
by nocera
I'd like to have the option. Give me two feeds, one with fake crowd noise and one without and let me choose.

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:30 pm
by willeyeam
I've said this for NFL before but would be great here. Air a premium channel, I'd pay, with players mic'd up. Would be great

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:45 pm
by offsides
"As of Monday, June 29, the NHL has had in excess of 250 Players report to Club training/practice facilities for optional participation in Phase 2 activities. There have been in excess of 1,450 COVID-19 tests administered to this group of Players. Those tests have resulted in a total of 15 Players returning confirmed positive test results for COVID-19.

I think that makes 26 total positives.

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-statement- ... -317289726

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:38 pm
by Dickie Dunn
Vegas is out.


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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:40 pm
by NTP66

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:04 pm
by dodint
mikey is the only one that wants August hockey.

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:11 pm
by Jim
I am fine with throwing in the towel this season.

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:00 pm
by offsides
mikey is the only one that wants August hockey.
Make it 2 of us, I'm in on hockey anytime.

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Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:52 am
by willeyeam

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Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:49 pm
by Orlando Penguin
So Edmonton and Toronto it is for the hubs. Canada won't understand what that big shiny trophy is being awarded on their soil since it's only happened once in the last 26 years.

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Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:56 am
by Lemon Berry Lobster
Cap to be around 81.5 million next few seasons and no compliance buyouts to be expected. Going to be interesting

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Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:00 pm
by nocera

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Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:25 am
by DigitalGypsy66
Old board friend @saracivian had an interesting article on John Forslund's apparent low ball, attendance based contract from the Canes. He's still negotiating, but also fielding offers from other teams potentially.

He's one of the best, and a stupid move from the Canes should he leave. He dates back to the Hartford days...

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Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:34 am
by mikey
Yup. He called the last game in Hartford...I think Kevin Dineen had the last goal if memory serves...

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Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:51 am
by Dickie Dunn