The Official '07 - '08 NHL Season Thread

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Teh Don Ditty, Sep 2, 2007.

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    Teh Don Ditty

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls..... it's almost hockey season!!! w00t!!!

    Training camps are in full gear and the first pre-season games are coming up soon.

    Last season we saw the Duck hoist the cup and I'm sure they'll want to repeat.

    Free Agency wasn't to kind to the Sabres (sorry WC) nor was it too kind to my Islanders (even though they made some interesting moves).

    Recently we saw the Stars create an absolutely hilarious ad campaign based off the NBA Ref Scandal. In case you missed it, it says "The Only Things Our Refs Shave Is The Ice" Very clever and very funny.

    The Kings and Ducks kick off the season in London with 2 games, while the Devils finally get to open up in their new place (The Prudential Center)

    It should be a great season (so long as the Rangers don't win the cup :p )

    Let's Go Islanders!!!
     
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    Teh Don Ditty

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    Gee, that didn't take long. :D

    You do realize you stole Ryan Symth away from the Isles right?
     
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    Avalanche all the way. I'm due to get up to speed with the new roster, since I've not been keeping up with offseason moves.
     
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    gauchogolfer

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    Yep, that one I'm well aware of. :D

    He's going to look great teamed up with Sakic.
     
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    Teh Don Ditty

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    Shut. Up.

    And yes that line is going to be sick. I'm going to be out there actually for the Isles/Avalanche game on 1/5/08.
     
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    gauchogolfer

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    Ah, I'm envious of you. I'm in California, and won't likely make it to any games this season.

    Smyth is great, but we need some more left-wingers. Our current roster shows 3 of them. :eek: 8 right siders, though. Perfect.
     
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    I may have to sit out this thread this year...or find a new team to root for.
     
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    Some fan you are! :p

    EDIT: If I made it through 1995-2001 you can make it through this little bump. kthnxbai
     
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    I have season tickets to the Blues this year, and I'll be able to *walk* to the vast majority of the games. I'm so excited. Hopefully Paul Kariya has enough left in him to lead us back to the playoffs.
     
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    i guess .... go sens?

    they've got a very strong lineup again ... as the first line is probably the best line in the whole nhl again.
     
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    WildCowboy

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    Oh, I'm still a fan...just not sure I need it rubbed in my face every time I come into this thread. :p ;)

    I think we'll be okay, but we're not going to set the league on fire. Playoffs are certainly a reasonable expectation, but it's probably not going to be pretty.
     
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    Teh Don Ditty

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    Awesome! I got a 14 game package for the Isles. Good luck to your Blues this season.

    The Sens do have a sick first line but I don't think they'll make back to the Cup Finals again this year.

    Oh sure you do! Your team took a beating like a red-headed step child. :p

    I do agree, the Sabres have tough road just to make it back to the playoffs. It will be an interesting season for both of our teams.
     
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    Go Sharks! I grew up in the Bay Area and played hockey there. Sharks have always been my team. I actually went to the first regular season game the Sharks ever played, against the Calgary Flames ;) Did I say "Go Sharks!"? :D
     
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    Yep. I hope the Blues can get themselves together this season. I've always been a fan, but their last couple seasons have been dreadful and I wasn't really watching the games or anything.

    I haven't actually been to a game in ages though. I may have to beg one of my friends or family members to go since I think I'm the only one who likes hockey :D
     
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    The Bruins suck even MORE now than when last season ended :eek: Nothing positive to be said about the Causeway St. gang..Thank God for Hockey East :D
     
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    As my son has been saying since the age of 2:

    Mommy likes the Sabres
    Daddy likes the Rangers
    and nobody likes the Islanders

    Sabres are hurting, and got forced into overpaying for Vanek and others (I love Kevin Lowe). Philly got better, but overpaid for Briere. Rangers look great, but overpaid for Gomez. I would have liked to keep Nylander, too.

    My prediction for Eastern playoff seeds:
    1. Ottawa
    2. Rangers
    3. Tampa Bay
    4. Pittsburgh
    5. New Jersey
    6. Sabres
    7. Atlanta
    8. Washington
     
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    I'm psyched for hockey season. Let's go Flyers!
     
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    Did the Avalanche make any serious moves between the pipes? Its been their achilles heel since, well, since Roy retired.
     
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    They got Theodore and Budaj, I can't really say if they'll hold up for the Avalanche.

    I think my Isles have Rick DiPietro for ummm eternity. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yay hockey!!!!!!

    Anyone but the Ducks, FTW!!!!!
     
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    Last season I spent a lot of time at the games in the lower bowl, 6-10 rows from the ice. We found a section where there was no usher, so we took full advantage of the lack of people.

    This season should be fun. The upper bowl (i.e. individual fans) has been selling very well, from what I've heard. All they really need to do is get more corporate support. I have been pleased at the extent Dave Checketts and Co. will go to to revive hockey in this town.
     
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    And they'll probably still lose less money then Colorado is on Theodore :)

    I'm worried about this year, the Canucks really didn't do anything ... I sure hope they have something up their sleeve. We're not going anywhere without some more scoring.
     
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    Since everyone team got new uniforms this year, I figure I'd post them here.

    Anahiem Ducks:
    TBA - Should remain the same as last year

    Atlanta Thrashers:
    September 13th, 2007

    Boston Bruins:
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    Buffalo Sabres
    TBA - Should remain the same as last year

    Calgary Flames:
    Announced September 4th, 2007 (Will have pictures up later)

    Carolina Hurricanes:
    September 16th, 2007

    Chicago Blackhawks:
    September 14th, 2007

    Colorado Avalanche:
    TBA

    Columbus Blue Jackets:
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    Dallas Stars:
    TBA

    Detroit Red Wings
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    Edmonton Oilers:
    TBA

    Florida Panthers:
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    Los Angeles Kings:
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    Minnesota Wild:
    September 7th, 2007

    Montreal Canadiens:
    Announced September 4th, 2007 (Will have pictures up later)

    Nashville Predators:
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    New Jersey Devils:
    TBA

    New York Islanders:
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    New York Rangers:
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    Ottawa Senators:
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    Philadelphia Flyers:
    TBA

    Phoenix Coyotes:
    TBA

    Pittsburgh Penguins:
    TBA
     
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    San Jose Sharks:
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    St. Louis Blues:
    TBA

    Tampa Bay Lightning:
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    Toronto Maple Leafs:
    TBA

    Vancouver Canucks:
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    Washington Capitals:
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