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Sports 🥌 2021 - 2021 NHL Hockey Season Discussion Thread

michaelskis

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Yes folks, the 21-21 season will be fully contained within the limits of the 2021 calendar year as games will start January 1 and the Wings will hoist the cup in game 5 at Pizza/Pizza Arena.

BUT...

There is still awesome puck related stuff to talk about now. Despite the Red Wings getting screwed and only having the 4 pick while the Rangers (who were in the bubble) got the first pick, there was still a really cool moment last night when the Sharks announced their round 1 draft pick when they "announced" that they were drafting Ozzy Wiesblatt with sign language. Ozzy's mom is deaf to it was a way to really include her as well.


What are your thoughts on the 21 NHL season? Do you think the Lighting will take the cup back to back? Do you think that the Canadians will finally just give up trying to claim hockey as their own and relinquish the cup to the sun-belt states? Do you think that whiny punk with the C on his jersey in Pittsburg will finally grow a decent beard?
 

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Sabres have a new GM. He's made some good moves but many were disappointed with his first round pick. We'll see if Buffalo finally breaks their playoff drought.

At least the Bills are good this year.
 

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Vegas signed Pietrangelo for $61.6 7 year contract :eek:

Devils have been super quiet during free agency....they bought out Schneider's contract, signed Cory Crawford to share goal tending duties, and brought back goalie Scott Wedgewood who will spend most of his time in the AHL. Rumor has it the Isles are trying to work out a deal with Schneider which makes sense since Lou Lamoriello is GM there.
 

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Sabres have a new GM. He's made some good moves but many were disappointed with his first round pick. We'll see if Buffalo finally breaks their playoff drought.

At least the Bills are good this year.
Buffalo is getting Taylor Hall. Will be interesting to see how he and Eichel play together.
 

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Buffalo is getting Taylor Hall. Will be interesting to see how he and Eichel play together.
Yep. Buffalo fans are already planning a Stanley Cup parade.

Well not quite, but earlier frustration has dissipated.
 

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Doohickie

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Uniforms-

Obviously love the traditional Buffalo unis they're going back to this year. Kind of original six-y.

The original Phoenix Coyotes is one of my favorite designs. Uniquely theirs.

My other fave is the steampunk Civil War inspired Columbus Blue Jackets thirds. Canon logo is great, and the colors- blue and off-white ("natural wool") is also very unique.
 
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NHL investigating possibility of selling ads on players' helmets


Ads on jerseys will come eventually, but there is a desire to be careful with it. The other reason the league may “test drive” with helmets is to get an idea of where the market stands during COVID. You don’t want to rush into a below-market deal.

Yesterday the board of governors brought up the subject.
Team presidents to be briefed next Monday.
Don't expect "formal" comments until then.
 

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On the day of the season starting, here is the NHL season uniform and helmet ad preview.



I like that the Canes will still honor the Whalers although I understand why others do not appreciate that.

The Stars and Canucks have some - ugh - 'interesting' options.
 

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And I have just come to realize that the Dallas Stars have now existed longer than the Minnesota North Stars 27/26 years and just about as many regular season games with 2,053 vs. Minnesota's 2,062. Would have eclipsed if not for the shortened seasons due to Covid and lockouts.
 

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Sabres have a new GM. He's made some good moves but many were disappointed with his first round pick. We'll see if Buffalo finally breaks their playoff drought.
Two games in.... they're a hot mess.
 
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