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Phil in Absentia
12-31-2015, 03:40 PM
http://3.cdn.nhle.com/bruins/images/upload/2015/07/600x400_072915_WinterClassic.jpg

Pete
12-31-2015, 03:49 PM
I watched nhl net coverage, it's dumb that they make one team practice when it broad daylight and the other practice at dusk. Give then both half the Rink and let them practice at what would be game time. They're just getting a feel for the Rink anyway.

Pete
12-31-2015, 04:01 PM
Rene Rancourt is awful.

Pete
12-31-2015, 04:02 PM
Wow Leetch and Kovalev playing in the alumni game. Nice.

Phil in Absentia
12-31-2015, 04:02 PM
Yeah, Rancourt is brutal. His stupid arm wave thing drives me crazy, too. I mute him every time he's on. Same as John Amirante. At one point in their lives these men could sing. They clearly cannot anymore.

Phil in Absentia
12-31-2015, 04:03 PM
Wow Leetch and Kovalev playing in the alumni game. Nice.

Leetch is weird. Kovalev makes sense. Spent the better part of five seasons there.

Pete
12-31-2015, 04:07 PM
Leetch is weird. Kovalev makes sense. Spent the better part of five seasons there.
I guess when you narrow down the well known D who can actually still skate and are willing to travel... Slim pickings.

Plus Leetch is basically a local.

Vodka Drunkenski
12-31-2015, 04:15 PM
When is the alumni game

Pete
12-31-2015, 04:15 PM
Now.

Vodka Drunkenski
12-31-2015, 04:16 PM
Is it worth moving from one couch to another to watch?

Pete
12-31-2015, 04:17 PM
Kovalev over handles at the blue line and is stripped for a breakaway the other way....#nostalgia

Morphinity
12-31-2015, 04:23 PM
I want to see Kovalev dangle all these old fucks

phillyb™
12-31-2015, 04:31 PM
they're so slow.

phillyb™
12-31-2015, 04:38 PM
fuck yeah, gimme kathryn tappen!

Phil in Absentia
01-01-2016, 01:26 PM
Simpleplan is still a band?

High and Wide
01-01-2016, 01:33 PM
Go Habs Go! It makes me so happy that Marchand is suspended for this game.

Ranger Lothbrok
01-01-2016, 02:15 PM
Is it worth moving from one couch to another to watch?

:rofl: :rofl:

This one got me good for some reason.

Phil in Absentia
01-01-2016, 02:27 PM
No idea who these bands are, but they're all better than Cee Lo Green. That much I know for certain.

Morphinity
01-01-2016, 02:43 PM
Bruins are getting roflstomped

Phil in Absentia
01-01-2016, 02:44 PM
Yeah, this is totally lopsided.

EdMc28
01-01-2016, 03:21 PM
Love these Montreal uniforms

Phil in Absentia
01-01-2016, 03:46 PM
Glad the B's got on the board. Would be embarassing to get shut out in their own Classic.

Phil in Absentia
01-01-2016, 03:49 PM
Rinaldo just missed a gimme goal. Subban saved it, I think.

Morphinity
01-01-2016, 03:53 PM
What a saucer pass from Gallagher and what a roof job by Pacioretty

Phil in Absentia
01-01-2016, 03:55 PM
Gallagher is back with a vengeance!

Phil in Absentia
01-01-2016, 04:20 PM
B's got snuffed out hard this afternoon.

Morphinity
01-01-2016, 04:24 PM
Yeah, and the crowd was quiet as duck because of it

Phil in Absentia
01-01-2016, 04:41 PM
Quack?

TheDozen
01-01-2016, 04:51 PM
Zac Rinaldo, so predictable..

Respecttheblue
01-02-2016, 12:15 AM
B's got snuffed out hard this afternoon.

More worrisome is that Mon'real have snapped out of their funk and look like a force to be reckoned with again.
There was a lot of self-doubt back a few weeks when they were in the pits.

Hope we can do the same.


Quack?


Aflac!


Love these Montreal uniforms

Yes, except not with Dale Wiese in them.

Vodka Drunkenski
01-02-2016, 07:39 AM
How do you figure they snapped out of their funk from 1 game?

Future
01-02-2016, 08:48 AM
How do you figure they snapped out of their funk from 1 game?
They played Boston, who sucks.

Vodka Drunkenski
01-02-2016, 09:29 AM
They are 2-7 in their last 9 after yesterday. Their other win coming in a shootout against Tampa.

Blue Heaven
01-04-2016, 10:06 AM
Looks like the Winter Classic is losing its luster.


Per NBC Sports, the 2016 Winter Classic earned a 1.6 household rating in the US with 2.775 mil. viewers. Lowest of the 8 Winter Classics.

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/winter-classic-draws-record-low-viewership/

Morphinity
01-04-2016, 10:15 AM
Ouch. Canadian teams don't rate well. If they're serious about Rangers/Leafs next year, it'll be even worse.

Pete
01-04-2016, 10:25 AM
I did not watch one second of it. I see nothing exciting about the sloppy hockey that you see in outdoor games. Plus I just don't care about the Bruins or Habs, as neither team is fun to watch.

Blue Heaven
01-04-2016, 10:27 AM
Ouch. Canadian teams don't rate well. If they're serious about Rangers/Leafs next year, it'll be even worse.

2014 Classic involved the Leafs and it was one of the highest rated Winter Classics.

Morphinity
01-04-2016, 10:40 AM
2014 Classic involved the Leafs and it was one of the highest rated Winter Classics.

I'm an idiot

phillyb™
01-04-2016, 12:09 PM
i illegally streamed some of it, so i guess i don't count on the ratings. lol

Future
01-04-2016, 12:31 PM
I think they kind of watered down the Winter Classic with the whole Stadium Series thing. It was cool to see one game a year, but the rest were just kind of meh.

Notre Dame vs. Ohio State being at the same time probably didn't help either. Those two markets are huge, for one, and probably pull a lot of hockey fans as well. I know it did me. In the last two years, the other 1:00 games have been Mich St. vs. Baylor (15), Iowa vs. LSU (14) and S. Carolina vs. Wisconsin (14), which are a lot less attractive than ND vs. OSU both because of their markets and the fact that, simply, those other games had little appeal on their own.

Morphinity
01-04-2016, 02:32 PM
I remember one of the reasons New Year's Day around 12PM was originally chosen as the WC date/time was the lack of serious college football bowl game competition. That has changed though.