2021-2022 NHL Season

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  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    TV coverage shifts to ESPN starting this season. Gulp, hopefully it's not so "woke" as to be unwatchable, very hard to do with the great sport of hockey but ESPN is capable of anything.

    Tampa is hoisting the championship banner at home right now for the second straight year to launch the new season. Their opponent is the Penguins, the last team to repeat but who begin this season with both Crosby and Malkin out due to off-season surgeries.

    The expansion Seattle Kraken play their first game later tonight against Vegas. Vegas was far and away the best expansion team ever due to being able to draft better players than previous expansion teams, will the Kraken match their first-year success?
     
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  3. BeyondFedUp

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    Great to read when these longtime Greats set new records. I am a bit bummed that Hockey is moving to espn. On my Roku tv I could see some games and highlights without cable or satellite but now I'll be back to the clip rotation they have on it. Better than nothing. Hockey may be my game of choice now that things are moving in the direction they are. Thanks for posting that WL.
     
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    If Ovechkin overtakes Gretzky for the career goals record, that would be a spectacular achievement given that Gretzky played during the highest scoring era in NHL history and Ovy has played in an era when few players even top 100 points some seasons. Gretzky of course was a much better all-around player, a peerless genius at seeing the ice and setting up plays, but Ovechkin is an all-time great in his own right.

    Watching the Penguins play the Kraken in Seattle, and the Pittsburgh network televising the game is now superimposing advertising on the glass above the boards. The players are also now sporting corporate logos on their helmets, another new "advance" this season. The boards are always plastered with ads, and the ice surface seems to get a little more cluttered with advertising each season. Corporate hegemony rules, or should I say more accurately "woke" corporate hegemony, which makes all the advertising that much more annoying.
     
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    Trevor Zegras is a very exciting rookie.



     
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    Freethinker, I've been following the NHL close for a while (1990's) and I've never seen such an amazing assist and goal. In recent years Conner McDavid and Matthew Barzal have had eye-popping end-to-end goals, but the Milano to Zegras goal was amazing. Hard to figure who made the better play? I'm thinking Milano, who displayed insane hand/eye coordination. He had a split second to hit it squarely and did. Also had to keep his stick below the top goal bar.

    What's even more incredible than the goal itself, is it was pulled off by a pair born and raised in the greater New York City area? And both developed into first round picks, growing up in N.Y.C. metro?.....Milano (Italian) is five years older than Zegra (Greek). But if you look at them in the first video (one minute mark), it's hard to tell them apart -- look like twin brothers?

    Looks like Fonzie Tortorella of ESPN was offended by the goal? ****


    P.S.: The 2015 NFL Draft was horrific for whites in round 1. The 2014 NHL Draft was real bad for American born players. Milano (Long Island) and Tony DeAngelo (New Jersey) were the only two U.S. born first rounders. Glad to see DeAngelo back from his ridiculous league wide blackballing in 2021 and playing at a near All-Star level. Supposedly he fought a (Russian) teammate last winter. But we all know the real deal: Tony is considered the NHL's resident racist and Homophobe. Fair or not, that's the label he's been given by our Kosher "friends", who wanted him banned for life.....Our "friends" heads must've exploded when DeAngelo Sr. admitted on video he uses Racial Slurs every day.


    *** Warning! Warning!: For whatever reason, first link takes a unexpected divergence from the original topic and get's into some serious bashing of white males and the NHL being "too white". Female writer's big beef is a black woman named Angela James should be handed an NHL GM job?
     
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  8. white is right

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    James is legendary female player who's known for being discriminated against trying to play hockey as woman and a Black/Mulatto but hiring her as GM would be a reach without front office experience.

    The NHL while spouting PC dogma really doesn't believe in it beyond chanting the dogma as when the non White unofficial union demanded X spots for non Whites in management the NHL didn't budge on forced quotas.
     
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