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Shadow Dino
12/05/19 9:42:12 PM
#1:


Western Conference is mediocre as hell.

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FBike1
12/05/19 9:46:32 PM
#2:


Bruins gonna Bruins.

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KCF0107
12/05/19 9:52:35 PM
#3:


Go Blue Jackets!

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MartinFF7
12/05/19 9:53:42 PM
#4:


I don't want everyone to get too excited, but Andreas Athanasiou is -31 through 28 played games (Wings have played 30 total)... which if continued, would exceed the NHL record -82.

It's a daunting task considering, for example, last year only had two players finish below -30 and the lowest (Ristolainen) was -41

But if there's a team that can help make this happen, surely it's this year's Detroit Red Wings...
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Shadow Dino
12/07/19 12:21:10 AM
#5:


lol just winning a couple of games puts the Blackhawks a mere three points behind the amalgam of teams tied for the second wild card.

The Western Conference, everyone!

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TheKnightOfNee
12/07/19 2:14:50 AM
#6:


MartinFF7 posted...
I don't want everyone to get too excited, but Andreas Athanasiou is -31 through 28 played games (Wings have played 30 total)... which if continued, would exceed the NHL record -82.

It's a daunting task considering, for example, last year only had two players finish below -30 and the lowest (Ristolainen) was -41

But if there's a team that can help make this happen, surely it's this year's Detroit Red Wings...
This team is on pace to do a lot of things that are not good. It's a good chance they're the worst team thus far since the turn of the century.

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TheKnightOfNee
12/07/19 9:41:01 PM
#7:


Red Wings are up to 11 losses in a row, and if they lose the next two, it's a full month of no wins.

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Strife2
12/07/19 9:50:07 PM
#8:


Oh hey, the Wild finally lost...

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davidponte
12/08/19 10:36:34 AM
#9:


Solid bounceback from the Leafs last night
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SmartMuffin
12/08/19 11:02:35 AM
#10:


Shadow Dino posted...
Western Conference is mediocre as hell.

Not sure I agree. The top of the western conference isn't as good as the top of the east, but the bottom of the west is a lot better than the bottom of the east.

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Shadow Dino
12/08/19 11:19:18 AM
#11:


Fair point, the West doesn't have teams as atrocious as the Red Wings, but the blob at the Wild Card race in the West is just full of meh. I guess if it means all a team needs to do is go on a heater they can get themselves into a playoff spot, it keeps things interesting.

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Strife2
12/08/19 11:35:04 AM
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Shadow Dino posted...
Fair point, the West doesn't have teams as atrocious as the Red Wings, but the blob at the Wild Card race in the West is just full of meh. I guess if it means all a team needs to do is go on a heater they can get themselves into a playoff spot, it keeps things interesting.

About that...

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SmartMuffin
12/08/19 11:42:34 AM
#13:


The "blob in the wild card race" in the west includes teams like Vegas, San Jose, and Nashville.

In the east, it includes teams like Montreal, Buffalo, and the Rangers.

Not sure that's a big win for the east <_<

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davidponte
12/08/19 12:56:29 PM
#14:


SmartMuffin posted...
The "blob in the wild card race" in the west includes teams like Vegas, San Jose, and Nashville.

In the east, it includes teams like Montreal, Buffalo, and the Rangers.

Not sure that's a big win for the east <_<

You conveniently left out the Lightning, who should be a good team, and the Leafs, who may or may not be a good team.

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SmartMuffin
12/08/19 7:53:11 PM
#15:


I think the cleaning lady stole my Patrick Kane jersey

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Shadow Dino
12/08/19 8:23:34 PM
#16:


Worthless defensemen goes out of his way to pick a fight against someone that laid a hit on DeBrincat. Arizona ties the game on the Power Play from the Instigator Penalty, erasing a two goal deficit.

I must ask why Adam Boqvist is in the AHL when I'm subjected to watching bums like Gilbert and Koekkoek. Stan Bowman is quintple fired.

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MartinFF7
12/08/19 9:00:40 PM
#17:


TheKnightOfNee posted...
Red Wings are up to 11 losses in a row, and if they lose the next two, it's a full month of no wins.

And Athanasiou picked up another -2 to boot, so he's up to -33

The dream continues...
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TheKnightOfNee
12/08/19 9:06:41 PM
#18:


MartinFF7 posted...
And Athanasiou picked up another -2 to boot, so he's up to -33

The dream continues... I'm trying to find a website that lists worst season-by-season plus/minus so we can know where he is among history but googling just won't turn anything up.

http://hkref.com/tiny/eihHs

These are all the seasons of -50 or worse

Amazing to think that Bill Mikkelson got -82 in just 59 games played! That inaugural Washington Capitals season was so incredibly terrible.

1993-94 was the last time anyone even hit -50, presumably because of the decrease in goal scoring since then (and slow of expansion).

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MartinFF7
12/08/19 9:19:31 PM
#19:


Oh awesome, thanks. lol, even the 92-93 Sens weren't that bad! (though I see a couple of 93-94 guys...)

Also didn't know it was only 59 games, I guess he'll always have the asterisk whatever happens. But forget "50 in 50", gimme -82 in 82!

I saw Bertuzzi got injured, Mantha is still off for a bit... all you need is Larkin going down. Things can always get worse I guess!

Edit: okay Bertuzzi wasn't seriously injured, that's a bit deflating... but my fantasy team can't take many more injuries right now, it's up to 6.
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Shadow Dino
12/08/19 9:44:28 PM
#20:


Gustafsson pass to nowhere on an OT power play leads to a Toews penalty, Hawks lose in the shootout.

God there's so many infuriating aspects to this team. Defensemen that blow, a coach that's an imbecile, and a GM that has no idea how to build a modern NHL team.

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SmartMuffin
12/09/19 10:13:32 PM
#21:


Sens doin work!

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MartinFF7
12/09/19 10:41:37 PM
#22:


SmartMuffin posted...
Sens doin work!

They did us a great service today. Fuck the Bruins!
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Shadow Dino
12/10/19 11:26:03 AM
#23:


Stars fire Jim Montgomery for "Unprofessional Conduct"

Well then!

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davidponte
12/10/19 12:18:56 PM
#24:


Shit, Babcock wouldn't have lasted a week under this new NHL.

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Shadow Dino
12/10/19 1:33:10 PM
#25:


https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/e8tfej/compilation_of_notes_from_stars_gm_nill_press

It is not abuse related or tied to a player. There is also no criminal investigation.

My current guess: Gambling.

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davidponte
12/10/19 1:48:07 PM
#26:


I've heard alcohol rumours.

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SmartMuffin
12/10/19 6:52:09 PM
#28:


davidponte posted...
Shit, Babcock wouldn't have lasted a week under this new NHL.

Fleury making a ridiculous save led to Babcock's firing, which led to all of this.

MAF has a coaching body count of 3, and counting...

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MartinFF7
12/10/19 9:59:45 PM
#29:


Saw the Wings are down 4-1 and Bertuzzi (on my team) is a -2, excitedly check the boxscore for Athanasiou and... saw that he missed the game. Allegedly "hurt" last game.

I hope the pressure of going for the all-time minus record isn't getting to him!!

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TheKnightOfNee
12/10/19 10:18:08 PM
#30:


Red Wings have now allowed 5 goals in half of their games (16 of 32).

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Shadow Dino
12/10/19 11:44:44 PM
#31:


SmartMuffin posted...
Fleury making a ridiculous save led to Babcock's firing, which led to all of this.

MAF has a coaching body count of 3, and counting...

I'm rooting he adds another to his count tonight (and adds a GM to it for good measure). Doing a bang up job so far!

(Also, I don't think Montgomery counts, because Nill was very explicit that his firing had nothing to do with players or any of the current abuse allegations)

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Strife2
12/11/19 12:08:35 AM
#32:


The Wild falling slightly back to earth, losing the last two. Question is what they end up doing with themselves going forward.

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davidponte
12/11/19 1:09:27 PM
#33:


There have been 4 coaching changes since the Red Wings last won a game. That has to be a record, right? Not counting the offseason, of course.

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Emeraldegg
12/11/19 1:15:50 PM
#34:


Aho becomes the youngest player in franchise history to hit 100 goals, good job!
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SmartMuffin
12/11/19 6:38:32 PM
#35:


Also, I don't think Montgomery counts, because Nill was very explicit that his firing had nothing to do with players or any of the current abuse allegations

And unless he's going to tell us what it was, we are under zero obligation to believe anything he says.

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Shadow Dino
12/11/19 7:53:38 PM
#36:


https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1204925833024028672?s=19

And another coach bites the dust!

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davidponte
12/11/19 7:55:56 PM
#37:


davidponte posted...
There have been 4 coaching changes since the Red Wings last won a game. That has to be a record, right? Not counting the offseason, of course.

Make that 5!

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SmartMuffin
12/11/19 8:08:51 PM
#38:


That kinda sucks for DeBoer. Really not his fault at all. The Sharks are really poorly constructed. Probably second only to the Wild in terms of "farthest from the cup." Past their prime and haven't even started the rebuild yet.

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TheKnightOfNee
12/11/19 11:11:25 PM
#39:


After this last firing, only three coaches have been with their current team longer than Detroit's Blashill.

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MartinFF7
12/12/19 1:21:58 AM
#40:


Picturing that meme of the kid in class with the vein bulging out of his forehead, "Shadow Dino seeing all these coaches get fired while Chicago's is still there"
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Shadow Dino
12/12/19 7:43:31 AM
#41:


MartinFF7 posted...
Picturing that meme of the kid in class with the vein bulging out of his forehead, "Shadow Dino seeing all these coaches get fired while Chicago's is still there"

Pretty much. And now Colliton has injury cover to avoid getting fired.

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SmartMuffin
12/12/19 5:59:55 PM
#42:


"we need a fresh voice" says the dude who has the longest tenure of basically anyone in the organization

https://twitter.com/Sheng_Peng/status/1205201273865138176

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TheKnightOfNee
12/12/19 8:56:03 PM
#43:


Red Wings earned their first 2 goal lead in a game since 34 days ago. They also (briefly) had their first 3 goal lead of the season (!!) but it's back down to 2.

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MartinFF7
12/12/19 8:59:52 PM
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I swear I was going to post earlier that I believed they would win tonight. I don't know why I didn't... maybe because the prospect of the Wings winning seemed absurd but I really did believe!

(of course they can still lose which would be classic)
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TheKnightOfNee
12/12/19 10:12:26 PM
#45:


https://twitter.com/RyanHanaWWP/status/1205323465273810944

One of the most impressive empty netters I've ever seen. A swish from the opposite end of the rink. Never touched the ice.

It's been a month since I've seen a win, so tonight's feeling pretty okay

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Shadow Dino
12/13/19 12:02:03 AM
#46:


The Game Awards might have had no Smash reveals, but it sure beat watching the Blackhawks get their asses kicked.

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Shadow Dino
12/14/19 1:26:24 AM
#47:


https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/1205709793257807877

God bless Uncle Bob

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Strife2
12/14/19 3:28:13 PM
#48:


First Wild shift in almost a month, and they are actually winning games. Has me hopeful. Work is work, but the vibe is always better when winning.

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Shadow Dino
12/14/19 9:20:55 PM
#49:


Yo, these Blues jerseys look sharp as hell.

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Shadow Dino
12/14/19 10:19:28 PM
#50:


lol Blackhawks blow another 3-0 lead.

Add another magnitude by which Bowman and Colliton should be fired.

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Shadow Dino
12/14/19 10:30:56 PM
#51:


Ahaha Blackhawks blow a 3-0 lead to the Blues and lose 4-3 in regulation.

This HAS to be a fireable offense, right?

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