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09/14/2018 - 11:56am Not 100% sure but I believe…

Not 100% sure but I believe the issue involved Datsyuk signing the contract after the age of 35.  I don't believe Z's contract will affect Holland's ability to overpay someone else on the roster.

09/12/2018 - 11:41pm Maybe he's from 5 or 11 days…

Maybe he's from 5 or 11 days in the future.

09/12/2018 - 10:57pm Link?

Link?

09/05/2018 - 2:39pm Huge fan of you stealing a D…

Huge fan of you stealing a D from Jedd and giving it to Rudock.  Bold move.  I dig it.

09/05/2018 - 11:35am Absolutely correct.  I…

Absolutely correct.  I finished high school top 5 in my class and first semester freshman year was a massive wake up call.  I struggled mightily to pull a C average that semester.  And I didn't have to worry about playing a sport and practicing/training.  A lot of high schools do next to nothing to prepare you for the next level.

08/30/2018 - 3:26pm yes

yes

08/24/2018 - 11:47pm He would need to be on…

He would need to be on scholarship first to have his scholarship honored.

08/16/2018 - 9:27pm That is definitely the…

That is definitely the easiest way to do it.  Was going to respond just with this as I already have my tickets.  

08/15/2018 - 12:32am Can you send me the website…

Can you send me the website of the Illini board that you post on then?  Also, the irony of you saying "scUM" while your coach with the same initials is on paid leave is astounding.  

08/09/2018 - 9:57am I'd say go much higher than…

I'd say go much higher than that.  Make it 10K.  I'd gladly remove my ability to create posts if it also stopped this stupidity.  

08/05/2018 - 7:19pm They aren't ignoring it. …

They aren't ignoring it.  They also believe everything is grammatically correct.

08/05/2018 - 12:08am I own a shirt that says …

I own a shirt that says "Play Like Your Fake Girlfriend Died Today."

08/04/2018 - 9:03pm "The only thing missing from…

"The only thing missing from Urban’s statement and Zach Smith’s ESPN interview Friday night was the Ohio State marching band dotting the ‘i’ on lie."  What a way to end a story.  Kudos to Mike Bianchi.

08/04/2018 - 2:13pm If memory serves correct,…

If memory serves correct, they paraded Tressel out on the field at a TV timeout once while still being under probation from his tenure.  Classic Buckeye fandom.

08/03/2018 - 6:47pm We do not fully control our…

We do not fully control our ability for home night games.  The new contract gives most (maybe all) of the control to the TV networks except after the first weekend in November.  Starting with the second weekend in November, Warde can decline night games.  We are guaranteed 3 home night games between last year and this year, but they can include more if the networks want.  

08/03/2018 - 6:43pm The contract is for a…

The contract is for a minimum of 3 home night games over the 2 years.  They can, and likely will, have more.  PSU sounds like the other choice.

08/03/2018 - 1:53pm If I recall correctly, it…

If I recall correctly, it was actually in his contract that he had to be on leave for a number of days prior to being fired or something like that.

08/03/2018 - 1:49pm I'll lose my shit if Scott…

I'll lose my shit if Scott Hall and Kevin Nash walk through the door.  

07/22/2018 - 5:55pm They had a chance to win it…

They had a chance to win it at the end and lost 69-67.  Apparently the "Elam Ending" is determined by taking the leading team's score and adding 7 to it at the first stoppage of play after 4:00 left.  It was tied at 62 when a timeout was taken, thus setting the winning amount at 69.  It definitely has created some unique dynamics.  

07/22/2018 - 3:49pm For those not watching, they…

For those not watching, they have instituted what they are calling the "Elam Ending."  Basically at the first whistle with under 4:00 left, they determine what the point amount to win the game is and shut off the game clock.  Shot clock remains on.  Interesting concept intended to combat boring endings like the NBA Finals.  Example: first to 82 points wins.  

07/22/2018 - 3:29pm Having now checked the link,…

Having now checked the link, he's actually tied for 9th with Dobbins.  Tagovailoa and Bryce Love are tied for 1st and Jonathan Taylor is third.

07/22/2018 - 3:24pm He would be in a two-way tie…

He would be in a two-way tie for 10th then.  You don't count all 6 of the people tied for third as one person.  They are still all above him.

07/18/2018 - 6:01pm Your experiences are best…

Your experiences are best described by the term: outliers.

07/06/2018 - 11:44am 90 day return policy is your…

90 day return policy is your friend.

06/03/2018 - 2:22pm Unless you're Ed Davis.  But

Unless you're Ed Davis.  But yes your point holds.

06/03/2018 - 2:21pm You get 5 years to play 4

You get 5 years to play up to 4 years.  He wastes one of those 4 if he transfers after redshirting.

05/24/2018 - 12:00am Probably a bad year to test

Probably a bad year to test that theory as both teams touched it.

05/24/2018 - 12:00am Orpik told him to.  Same

Orpik told him to.  Same reason Engelland touched it as Fleury told him to.  Both former Pens who won it while touching it.  

05/03/2018 - 3:30pm As soon as you compared any

As soon as you compared any NHL team (even one without McDavid) to being "reasonably competitive in the AHL" you lost any credibility that you might have had left.  Every NHL team would obliterate every AHL team, and it won't be close.   

05/03/2018 - 3:21pm Facts again?  Damn it!

Facts again?  Damn it!

05/03/2018 - 1:08pm How dare you bring facts into

How dare you bring facts into this discussion!

05/03/2018 - 12:48pm Since Jake Guentzel (I'll

Since Jake Guentzel (I'll wait for some people to google him) entered the league, he's averaged more points per game in the playoffs than any other player.  He conveniently also plays on a line with Crosby.  That alone is telling.  Crosby is still #1 hands down, as disgusting as it is to say.  No one else is capable of making someone else who is mostly unheard of become the top of that leaderboard.  

05/03/2018 - 12:40pm I also can't help the same

I also can't help the same people who think Crosby is dumb enough to do that in that moment.  He's not going to spit in someone's face during a scrum.  I hate him and the Pens with a passion, but he's not Marchand.  

05/03/2018 - 12:42am Thank Dave Brandon for that

Thank Dave Brandon for that one.

04/22/2018 - 10:52pm And littering.

And littering.

04/15/2018 - 10:18pm Pastrnak/Marchand/Bergeron

Pastrnak/Marchand/Bergeron line is straight dominating.  

04/15/2018 - 10:14pm They finally remembered that

They finally remembered that they have Braden Holtby on their roster.

04/15/2018 - 12:37pm "A full list of fixtures were

"A full list of fixtures were prematurely published by ESPN ahead of next week's scheduled release date."  

 

 

03/16/2018 - 4:00pm Thanks.  It never seems to

Thanks.  It never seems to want to work for me.  Much appreciated.

03/11/2018 - 2:15pm Georgia responds by saying

Georgia responds by saying "hold my beer."

03/11/2018 - 2:13pm I'm guessing it has something

I'm guessing it has something to do with the cretaceous period.

03/10/2018 - 3:07pm At least the game is on BTN

At least the game is on BTN and not BTN+ today.  Those of us not attending can still watch it.

03/06/2018 - 6:23pm How about when Glendening was

How about when Glendening was killing a penalty and iced the puck with a wrist shot all the way down the ice over the glass?  First, holy hell that's impressive.  Second, there is zero chance he meant to do that on purpose and no benefit to it.  Result?  Delay of game penalty.  That's just one of the many times it has been obvious that they did not intentionally do it.  Should not be an automatic penalty.  

03/06/2018 - 6:20pm And thus all of your spot on

And thus all of your spot on logic and rationale will be ignored by those in power.  And yes the intent to blow the whistle is straight garbage.

03/06/2018 - 3:31pm So is the rather new "delay

So is the rather new "delay of game" with a puck shot over the glass.  There's no way it should be equivalent to a hook that saves a goal.  The refs have discretion in nearly every other penalty call.  There should be discretion here.  When it's clearly not on purpose, it shouldn't be 2:00.

03/06/2018 - 3:28pm Thanks.  We were debating it

Thanks.  We were debating it the whole time and it seemed ridiculous to take all that time and then not even tell the fans what was reviewed.  

03/06/2018 - 2:58pm I was at the game Saturday

I was at the game Saturday for the 15 minute review and still have no idea what it was about.  Were they reviewing entry into the zone or the contact with the Badger player where he laid there as if a sniper got him?

02/26/2018 - 6:22pm In this case, he did well. 

In this case, he did well.  In many others, not so much.  DeKeyser is making 5M per year.  There are numerous gaffes of late, but props to Ken on this one.

02/26/2018 - 6:11pm Good.  Making the playoffs is

Good.  Making the playoffs is irrelevant to just go down in round 1.  Tampa will obliterate this team.  Doing whatever it takes to squeak in is partially what's responsible for the current mess they are in.

02/17/2018 - 2:08pm The surveys are irrelevant. 

The surveys are irrelevant.  I hate Bettman with a passion, but he made a very good point about a year ago on national TV when they officially announced the NHL wouldn't participate.  He basically said most owners were indifferent on their players going or not.  Then a couple players were injured at the Olympics and ended up tanking the playoff run for their NHL team. 

On top of that, the IOC refused to pay the costs involved with the injury.  Thus, the owners said "why are we doing this?"  They basically woke up the indifferent owners to this fact.  There was not enough reward from participating in the olympics.  It's highly money driven, but I also think they are correct.  The spotlight of NHL players in the olympics doesn't translate to gaining NHL fans unless you are a fan regardless.