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BenBreeg

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  1. BenBreeg

    St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

    The pattern of garbage officiating has been going on so long that I am convinced that yes, it is an impossible sport to officiate, or they don't care. But that was an obvious call.
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    St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

    Yeah, that is crazy, but at this point you just have to shrug your shoulders, they don't seem to care.
  3. Tim Conway! I just watched the dentist skit with my kids and I thought I was was going to have a heart attack I was laughing so hard. And I have seen it a million times. Great talent.
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    The Sweet Spot

    Wow, I just figured out that the circle or star takes you to the first unread post! Seriously, I have been wondering why this interface didn’t have that and opening the thread at page 1 every time I wanted to see new content. First world problem solved but solve nonetheless.
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    Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

    deleted, not sure of context of the previous post
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    Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

    Well, it isn’t like Boston is known for its politeness...
  7. I dont know what the money situation is but even at the ECHL level you are getting a couple thousand people per game. That investment to grow the game sounds good, but it awfully hard to trace a direct ROI and there is a considerable lag effect. Not saying it isnt true, but that is a really low level of confidence for an investment. There is already a lot of direct investment in youth hockey where girls are participating more and more.
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    Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

    Well, intent and injury should have nothing to do with what is called, but it is still surprising that apparently there isn't a 5 in the rules for headshots so I guess the right (and only possible) call was made on the ice.
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    Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

    I can say not predatory from the standpoint of headhunting, but like the Wilson hit on ZAR last year, Anderson was already engaged with Chara and had no way to see that hit coming. The hit was almost entirely to the head. But you are right, there is no major for a hit that they claim to want out of the game, did that change?, no provision for a misconduct, but there is a match penalty. Good job NHL.
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    Best “non-compression” skating socks

    I have been trying both Thinees and Pearsox Ultralite for the past couple of months. The Pearsox are 100% nylon, like many dress socks, so they have a little rougher feel that I only notice when I first put my skate on. The Thinees are Polyamide +3% cotton. The polyamide is a stronger material and also softer, so that combined with the cotton gives them a much nicer feel. About the same in “thinness”, maybe a slight nod to the Pearsox, slight. And since polyamide isn’t hydrophobic, combind wih the coton they can get damp. My son is a sweater and he always comments how they are wet after he takes them off. Thinees are a bit moe expensive. A note on Pearsox sizing, they are enormous. I am 6’3” and the adults come halfway up my thigh. I am still deciding betwee youth and intermediate, which I still fold down at the top.
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    Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

    Wow, not in any way hyperbole, but the 2:00 to McAvoy for a predatory hit to the head of Anderson may be the worst call I have seen all year from a league that has by far the worst officiating of any sport. This league can’t get out of its own way.
  12. Good point, I think this aspect is what appeals to me as well, but again, only at the top levels.
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    What exactly is 'performance fit?'

    I wonder where the balance of fit and performance is. Squeezing your foot into a skate that is as tight as possible to me seems like it will limit the ability of all the muscles of the foot to apply the subtle pressure throughout to effectively control your edges. Referring to the conversations about skating without laces to develop those muscles and the intermuscular coordination among them, to essentially clamp down on the foot seems counterproductive. This seems especially to be the case with the toes. Just my random thoughts.
  14. And don’t feel bad, I am still in Supreme 7000s and having the same issue trying to feel comfortable trying the new skates.
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    New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes

    Trotz spent a lot of years not moving past the first round, so I am not ready to call him the second coming of Scotty Bowman just yet. And no, I don't think that just because you have a bunch of good players you just sit back and let them play. Maybe in the NBA or lower levels of hockey but to do what they did in the regular season takes skill. There are a lot of facets to coaching, not just Xs and Os. Carolina seems to play a steady game, something that I think bodes well for the next two rounds.


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