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It's hockey, Blackhawks has always been a sarcastic name. :P
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Hockey is much better if you imagine the teams are fighting over the world’s last Oreo.

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Good to know and finally, with HD tv's, you can see the cookie.

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rstrong wrote:
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Hockey is much better if you imagine the teams are fighting over the world’s last Oreo.
Stanley Cup Playoff: Game 1: Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets

Tonight. Good luck.
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rstrong wrote:
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Hockey is much better if you imagine the teams are fighting over the world’s last Oreo.
Possibly, but my one and only hockey game was a real disappointment.
Pensacola taxpayers for some reason brought in a hockey team. Since no one way down here knew anything about hockey, attendance was way - like way low. So they began giving out tickets to everyone but the homeless - we went with my 7 year old for cub scout night. They gave out those stupid noise sticks and we watched the two teams have fist fights until we got up and left with most of the other scout families.
After bleeding the taxpayer for a few years they left town to be replaced with another a few years later.

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Possibly, but my one and only hockey game was a real disappointment.
Pensacola taxpayers for some reason brought in a hockey team. Since no one way down here knew anything about hockey, attendance was way - like way low. So they began giving out tickets to everyone but the homeless - we went with my 7 year old for cub scout night. They gave out those stupid noise sticks and we watched the two teams have fist fights until we got up and left with most of the other scout families.
After bleeding the taxpayer for a few years they left town to be replaced with another a few years later.
I went to a couple of games when I was a kid. I liked finally being able to see the puck the whole time, but otherwise wasn't that into it.
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Hockey is much better if you imagine the teams are fighting over the world’s last Oreo.
Stanley Cup Playoff: Game 1: Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets

Tonight. Good luck.
"The Winnipeg Jets scored four-unanswered goals, including three in the third period, to take Game 2 from the Wild and a 2-0 series lead as things head to Minnesota."

Please, try to contain your excitement, rstrong.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Pensacola taxpayers for some reason brought in a hockey team.
The taxpayers got off lightly if they didn't end up building an arena for billionare team owners. That's usually how it goes. In fact that's usually the whole point of NHL hockey.

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...as things head to Minnesota."

Please, try to contain your excitement, rstrong.
I mean honest to Christ, who *can't* contain their excitement about a trip to Minnesota?

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...as things head to Minnesota."

Please, try to contain your excitement, rstrong.
I mean honest to Christ, who *can't* contain their excitement about a trip to Minnesota?
From anyone else I would assume that's sarcasm, but you live in Winnipeg. :P
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rstrong wrote:
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Pensacola taxpayers for some reason brought in a hockey team.
The taxpayers got off lightly if they didn't end up building an arena for billionare team owners. That's usually how it goes. In fact that's usually the whole point of NHL hockey.
our small town does love to build things for rich people. We just finished a big beautiful waterfront baseball park - did I mention it sits on really expensive downtown water frontage

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rstrong wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:03 pm
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:20 am
...as things head to Minnesota."

Please, try to contain your excitement, rstrong.
I mean honest to Christ, who *can't* contain their excitement about a trip to Minnesota?
From anyone else I would assume that's sarcasm, but you live in Winnipeg. :P
Up 5-0. Barring an epic collapse in the 3rd, congrats on winning the series 4-1 in Winnipeg.
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CBC: Predators to smash a plane ahead of series against Jets

Just out of morbid curiosity I checked to see whether they have the comprehension skills to select a JET for this escapade. They do not.

*sigh*

I guess now our side will have to smash an effigy of Cosby, Weinstein or Trump.

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rstrong wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:15 pm
CBC: Predators to smash a plane ahead of series against Jets

Just out of morbid curiosity I checked to see whether they have the comprehension skills to select a JET for this escapade. They do not.

*sigh*

I guess now our side will have to smash an effigy of Cosby, Weinstein or Trump.
Sheesh, they coulda taken apart a jacuzzi and smashed a real jet.
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rstrong wrote:
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CBC: Predators to smash a plane ahead of series against Jets
I guess now our side will have to smash an effigy of Cosby, Weinstein or Trump.
Or that.

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Watch the Winnipeg player. He understands that if you're standing between the puck and the goal, you keep your eye on the puck.

C'mon. They teach this in daycare.

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Watch the Winnipeg player. He understands that if you're standing between the puck and the goal, you keep your eye on the puck.

C'mon. They teach this in daycare.
The off screen Winnipeg shooter remarked after the game: Two "heads" are better than one.
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rstrong wrote:
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I guess now our side will have to smash an effigy of Cosby, Weinstein or Trump.
Which did you choose? Seems to have worked, up 3-2 and could wrap it up Monday.

Too bad about Toronto.
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Vrede too wrote:
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Too bad about Toronto.
A Toronto Maple Leafs game is like a Billy Graham rally:
Every few minutes, everyone stands up and yells JESUS CHRIST!!!

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Vrede too wrote:
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Too bad about Toronto.
A Toronto Maple Leafs game is like a Billy Graham rally:
Every few minutes, everyone stands up and yells JESUS CHRIST!!!
I meant the Toronto Raptors. The Maple Leafs lost in the 1st round.
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Vrede too wrote:
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rstrong wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 3:23 pm
Vrede too wrote:
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Too bad about Toronto.
A Toronto Maple Leafs game is like a Billy Graham rally:
Every few minutes, everyone stands up and yells JESUS CHRIST!!!
I meant the Toronto Raptors. The Maple Leafs lost in the 1st round.
Cavaliers eliminate Raptors. Again.

... The Cavaliers eliminated Toronto for third straight season with a 128-93 shellacking in Game 4 of their second-round sweep Monday....
Will it be Cavaliers - Golden State for a 4th straight year in the NBA Final? Shades of Celtics - Lakers when we were kids. Golden State leads the Western Conference semis series 3-1.

Back to hockey:

(Nashville) Predators stay alive (vs. Winnipeg Jets)

Ut-oh. Series tied 3-3, game 7 in Nashville. Winner plays the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL semis.
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Vegas?

Will the rink be filled with Elvises?

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