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#31 terrible.dee

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:42 PM

I hope to god the NHL takes this as a serrious wake up call.

They simply cannot put this crap on TV and call it "Entertainment"

Hockey peaked durring the 80's and early 90's as far as entertainment value is concerned.

It is time for DRASTIC changes to be made to the on ice product.

It is time for the NHL to employ "illegal defense" rules and make north-south hockey the only legal way to play the game.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:47 PM

Too funny because im a die hard hockey fan but havent watched 1 second of the finals. should call it yawnfest 2012

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:49 PM

Maybe it's because the nba playoffs are way more interesting this year.

Go OKC!


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:53 PM

LOL i only watch CANUCK and TEAM CANADA games
hockey is boring when you dont care which team wins

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:55 PM

Good. Couldn't be happier by this news. The NHL needs to be punished for what they've turned this league into.

I say bring on the lock out and fix this mess!


CDC would never survive a lock-out! (Well, I guess technically it has, but you know what I mean...) I mean just look at the state it's in now - and it isn't even July yet.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:57 PM

+ 1 LETS GO HEAT


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:05 AM

Shouldn't be surprising, but wow those numbers are low. If you're gonna give us trash, you're gonna get sh*t ratings ....forget about the style of hockey being played, there's not even any emotion ...its like a back-to-back-to-back-to-back regular season game ...

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:06 AM

Wait, who's in the finals again?


Not canucks my friend :towel:

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:20 AM

The rangers, coyotes, devils, kings.

Only real entertainment in the last month of hockey was...

Never mind, haven't been entertained since round 1.

In my mind I don't even take the Kings as Champs seriously. It's like, "who won the cup last year? Oh right it was those guys, I'm hungry".

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:31 AM

The rangers, coyotes, devils, kings.

Only real entertainment in the last month of hockey was...

Never mind, haven't been entertained since round 1.

In my mind I don't even take the Kings as Champs seriously. It's like, "who won the cup last year? Oh right it was those guys, I'm hungry".


like the attitude of people here. they think that their opinion on LA being champs makes LA less deserving or takes anything away from them

Nucks had their chance last year. a chance that I don't see them having again for another 40 years :bored:

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:39 AM

like the attitude of people here. they think that their opinion on LA being champs makes LA less deserving or takes anything away from them

Nucks had their chance last year. a chance that I don't see them having again for another 40 years :bored:



It`s just an opinion in the end, not reality. Sorta like your little jab at the end there. He didn`t say they dont deserve to win, he just said its boring as hell. And it is, check out those numbers.

Dont get why people get mad at Canucks fans and other fans when we say its boring. It IS boring - for us and others who dont enjoy this type of hockey. If you saw some of the tweets on Twitter about this series, you would need a new diss FYI.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:41 AM

Thing that annoys me most is TSN, and CBC acting like this is great hockey. Watching my DVR, after game 5 they mentioned how great the ratings were, 5 times each in one segment. Neither has brang up how the hockey is trash, and how the ratings are low.

I tweeted Darren Dregger, and Pierre Lebrun, they both responded with 'we brang it up while talking about the GM meetings'. Umm that segment on TSN was burred in the second hour, and was 25 seconds long. They spent more time talking about how Marc Crawford was learning French. Elliotte Friedman (of CBC)has tweeted a few times to people who have complained about quality, that 'they don't know what good hockey is'.

Tweet them, and tell them to cover this low ratings fiasco, and ask why "clutch and grab hockey" has been allowed from Feb. on...

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Does anyone really want to sit through this again next year?!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:43 AM

Good! Hopefully the NHL fixes this joke and turns the league into a consistent, fair, and enjoyable game.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:44 AM

like the attitude of people here. they think that their opinion on LA being champs makes LA less deserving or takes anything away from them

Nucks had their chance last year. a chance that I don't see them having again for another 40 years :bored:


This has nothing to with LA beating the Canucks. Seriously did you even take the time to read it?! NO ONE COMPLAINED about Chicago/Philly series quality. And Canucks fans hate the Blackhawks FAR more than LA. If you are illiterate, I am sure people on here will be nice enough to try to teach you how to read, because you seem to lack that skill.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

This has nothing to with LA beating the Canucks. Seriously did you even take the time to read it?! NO ONE COMPLAINED about Chicago/Philly series quality. And Canucks fans hate the Blackhawks FAR more than LA. If you are illiterate, I am sure people on here will be nice enough to try to teach you how to read, because you seem to lack that skill.


Nice. onto insulting now eh? i guess I hit the right spot :bigblush:

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

Nice. onto insulting now eh? i guess I hit the right spot :bigblush:

Insulting? lol no. The fact you interpret me insulting you, kind of worries me, Insinuating in not insulting.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:01 AM

like the attitude of people here. they think that their opinion on LA being champs makes LA less deserving or takes anything away from them

Nucks had their chance last year. a chance that I don't see them having again for another 40 years :bored:

L.A went got a 3-0 lead with Daniel out. Halak was injured and Elliot broke down without that insurance. Then the Kings were basically spoon fed the cup in the last two rounds. I don't take them seriously, and I'm sure people all over the league and even in La for that matter could give a Sh@t about them winning.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:05 AM

Back to the topic at hand, feeding the troll won't help anyways. Feel sorry for him. He is the one who has such an unimportant life, that he has to troll another teams forum, and an objective topic.


This is the first time ever that no top 10 team in goals for have made the final 4. Yet all the final 4 were in the top 10 in goals against. Clearly the NHL,and Shanny decided to go with a slower game, and this is what we got.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:06 AM

Now just imagine what the ratings would be if two offensive powerhouses in Vancouver and Pittsburgh were in the Final.

In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:15 AM

L.A. just a team in the right place at the right time. They are a team built to play grinding defensive hockey and capitalize on the other teams mistakes when they wear down.

When the refs put the whistles away it instantly favored defensive teams like the Kings.

The Kings will go down as having one of the greatest ever postseason runs to the cup being an 8th seed and leading every series 3-0 but I'm not impressed considered how the level of play has deteriorated in the playoffs where you can't tell the difference between each game because they all seem they are all just back to back games.

I can't remember a playoffs that has been this bad to watch. I've only watched the highlights of the games because I couldn't bare to watch more than 5 minutes at one single time.

The NBA playoffs have been way more entertaining.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:04 AM

Now just imagine what the ratings would be if two offensive powerhouses in Vancouver and Pittsburgh were in the Final.


Record breaking, no doubt.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:20 AM

Thats what I meant, it's 2 defensive boring systems against eachother.

Of course the fact that neither market is overly big doesn't help either.


3 time cup winners in about 20 years don't have a big hockey market? Come on now... yeah, the organization is struggling right now - but so is the economy, especially in a place like Jersey. When people have to decide if they should put food on the table or go to a hockey game the choice is easy.

Big deal... Rogers gets sold out all the time and people always complain that half the folks there are suits and don't cheer and aren't real fans -while those who really would like to go can't afford it. So if the place is packed, let's complain about the people there, if the arena is empty, let's complain about people who aren't there. Damned if you do and damned if you don't, I guess.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:42 AM

When THe Canucks got Eliminated, I wanted the Flyers to win. They had a skill and speed team..... Then Devils boring defense hockey killed them. Then I was like Washington has some offense.....The Rags killed them, then a final 4 of all boring. Good Job NHL your ratings are deserved.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:10 AM

First time in 25 years I'm not watching.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:41 AM

Canucks-Rangers in 2014 will set record ratings. 20th aniversary of one of the greatest finals ever. Ask any real hockey fan in New York and there is a lot of them who they would want to play in the finals and it would be Vancouver hands down.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:49 AM

The real question is who gave the green light to have the refs not call interference halfway through the season?

I'd start a new training regime in the AHL and CHL. Go back to a one ref system (Since two sets of eyes still miss important calls) and fire all the refs currently in the NHL once the new ref's are trained.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

Insulting? lol no. The fact you interpret me insulting you, kind of worries me, Insinuating in not insulting.


It is if you hit the right spot...which it seems you did.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:39 AM

Was listening to the Team, when they pick up the Fox Radio feed, the lady announcer, very familiar with the NBA, their strategies on how coaches change games, players etc. Then they gave the score of the Kings/Devils game, and out it came. The Kings are one game away from sweeping the Nets. Don't know if she was serious, but there was a whole lot of backtracking, and guffaws going on. To think that the Team is in syndication with this network is laughable.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:00 AM

The real question is who gave the green light to have the refs not call interference halfway through the season?

I'd start a new training regime in the AHL and CHL. Go back to a one ref system (Since two sets of eyes still miss important calls) and fire all the refs currently in the NHL once the new ref's are trained.


It really is quite puzzling. I mean, general managers try to assemble a team based on the rules. What's the point of making the perfect team when they're just going to change the rules halfway through? Just sickening.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:03 AM

Maybe nobody's watching because they know what's going to happen. These playoffs have stunk of being rigged throughout.

But I guess this is proof positive that the LA market is virtually impossible to gain majority interest in. Any sport. It's just too diverse.

I wanted LA to win this one though just so that's out of the way. Perhaps the Canucks will be allowed to win sooner. (Probably after TO though.) Cheers.


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