Author Topic: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio  (Read 189992 times)

ratioci nation

  • Member
  • Posts: 4463
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #90 on: April 16, 2007, 06:31:00 pm »
Quote
Originally posted by vansmack:
  The over/under on penalty minutes tonight if Nashville either gets a big lead or does something stupid: 140.
I don't know. but I wish somebody would put Tootoo in his place, moreso than Clowe did.

xneverwherex

  • Member
  • Posts: 2109
    • Pics and more pics
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #91 on: April 17, 2007, 10:58:00 am »
im really mad.. unless i sign up for the nhl package (and yes i know its discounted, but im not home enough), i wont be seeing most of the games. i guess nyc apparently only feels a need to show new york games. major major bummer! but the sabres/isles game wasnt so bad i suppose.
 
 i went to a bar that was supposed to be showing nhl games, and was close to throwing a beer at the bartender. apparently instead of showing the hockey games, they had to show the f'ing mets game. i mean, c'mon, its F'ING PLAYOFF HOCKEY! i ended up leaving the bar and thusly they lost my money  :)  too bad for them.   :mad:
HeyLa

sweetcell

  • Member
  • Posts: 21520
  • I don't belong here.
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #92 on: April 17, 2007, 11:19:00 am »
i was unaware of this - the grandaddy of canadian hockey is invading the US airways?!?
 
  Sixteen reasons to check out the NHL playoffs
 
 3. "Don Cherry" is Canadian for "Don Imus"
 Combative CBC hockey broadcaster Don Cherry will be joining NBC's in-studio crew throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs. Expect him to offend some people. And know going in that Cherry is not a big fan of Europeans, French-Canadians or visors. In fact, the only people he detests more than non-English-speaking visor-wearers are those who would dare suggest that this outfit is not stylish:
 
    <img src="http://www.nhl.com/features/gallery/finals/gm3/images/page3.jpg" alt=" - " />
<sig>

sonickteam2

  • Guest
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #93 on: April 19, 2007, 11:59:00 pm »
peace out penguins!

Frank Gallagher

  • Member
  • Posts: 4792
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #94 on: April 20, 2007, 07:21:00 am »
My favorite Cherry quote, and I'm para-phrasing somewhat because I don't remember it word for word, I was too busy peeing myself.
 
 As he sees Lemieux and Jagr chatting on the ice....
 
 "And look at Mario Lemieux over there next to his sister"
 
 Oh, classic, just eff'n classic!!!!!   :D      :D  
 
 Another, about a player I don't recall.
 
 "I don't know why he's got his hands over his groin, there's nothing down there"
 
 Sonick.....the pens were so nineties man! Why not go for the Redwings like every other sheep?

vansmack

  • Member
  • Posts: 19716
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #95 on: April 24, 2007, 02:11:00 pm »
TV Schedule
 
 Wed Apr 25, 2007
 7:00 PM Rangers @ Sabres VERSUS    
 10:00 PM Canucks @ Ducks VERSUS
     
  Thu Apr 26, 2007
 7:30 PM Sharks @ Red Wings VERSUS
     
 Fri Apr 27, 2007
 7:00 PM Rangers @ Sabres VERSUS    
 10:00 Canucks @ Ducks VERSUS
     
 Sat Apr 28, 2007
 3:00 PM Sharks @ Red Wings NBC    
 8:00 PM Senators @ Devils VERSUS    
 
 Sun Apr 29, 2007
 2:00 PM Sabres @ Rangers   NBC    
 5:00 PM Ducks @ Canucks VERSUS    
 
 Mon Apr 30, 2007
 7:00 PM Devils @ Senators VERSUS    
 10:00 PM Red Wings @ Sharks VERSUS
 
 Tue May 1, 2007
 7:00 PM Sabres @ Rangers VERSUS    
 10:00 PM Ducks @ Canucks VERSUS    
 
 Wed May 2, 2007
 7:00 PM Devils @ Senators VERSUS    
 10:00 PM Red Wings @ Sharks VERSUS    
 
 Thu May 3, 2007
 10:00 PM Canucks @ Ducks VERSUS    
 
 Fri May 4, 2007
 7:00 PM Rangers Sabres VERSUS    
 
 Sat May 5, 2007
 2:00 PM Sharks @ Red Wings NBC    
 8:00 PM Senators @ Devils VERSUS    
 
 Sun May 6, 2007
 2:00 PM Sabres @ Rangers NBC    
 5:00 PM Ducks @ Canucks VERSUS    
 
 Mon May 7, 2007
 7:00 PM Devils @ Senators VERSUS    
 10:00 Red Wings @ Sharks  VERSUS    
 
 Tue May 8, 2007
 7:00 Rangers @ Sabres VERSUS
 10:00 Canucks @ Ducks VERSUS    
 
 Wed May 9, 2007
 7:00 Sharks @ Red Wings VERSUS    
 
 Ducks in 5.
 Sharks in 7.
 Sabres in 6.
 Senators in 6.
 
 And to my Canadian friends, I will be in Toronto May 4 - May 8.  Where should I watch the games?  And, how far is Ottawa from Toronto should I decide to drive to Game 6?
27>34

xcanuck

  • Member
  • Posts: 648
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #96 on: April 24, 2007, 03:17:00 pm »
Quote
Originally posted by vansmack:
 
 
 Ducks in 5.
 Sharks in 7.
 Sabres in 6.
 Senators in 6.
 
 And to my Canadian friends, I will be in Toronto May 4 - May 8.  Where should I watch the games?  And, how far is Ottawa from Toronto should I decide to drive to Game 6?
Good predictions. Can't argue too much with them. The only one I can see going the other way is the Sharks/Wings series. Battle of the goalies there.
 
 You'll get alot of people telling you to watch the games at Gretzky's but to be honest, it's a lousy atmosphere to watch the games in. Where you should go really depends on where you are in the Toronto area, since it's such a huge place. If you're downtown, I'd suggest Philthy McNasty's - a stupid, horrible name but it used to be the Peel Pub and it's a great sports bar. PM me with your exact location and I'll give you more specific suggestions.
 
 Ottawa is 4.5 hrs at a minimum (e.g. no traffic on the 401 out of Toronto). A healthy drive but watching playoff games in Canada is something every hockey fan should do at least once.

xneverwherex

  • Member
  • Posts: 2109
    • Pics and more pics
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #97 on: April 24, 2007, 03:25:00 pm »
while i didnt watch any of the sens series, im thinking the devils could pull it off and knock out the sens. they usually manage to choke no matter how great a season they have.
 
 and id love to see the wings win - only to see the sharks lose. oh my sharks friends will kill me for that one.
 
 i watched a lot of the sabres/isles games, and well the sabres killed them to put it nicely  :)  the rangers were looking good, but there is no way they are getting past this series.
 
 now if only i can convince some partners here to give up their rangers tix for one game   :D
HeyLa

ratioci nation

  • Member
  • Posts: 4463
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #98 on: April 24, 2007, 03:25:00 pm »
I would tend to agree with those predictions, but I would love to see the Rangers knock off the sabres.

xneverwherex

  • Member
  • Posts: 2109
    • Pics and more pics
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #99 on: April 24, 2007, 04:19:00 pm »
i agree on the rangers win. itd be pretty cool to see them knock off the sabres. its hard to imagine ive become a semi-rangers fan, but with no LA kings to cheer on and living in NYC, its easy to do  :)
HeyLa

vansmack

  • Member
  • Posts: 19716
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #100 on: April 24, 2007, 05:22:00 pm »
Quote
Originally posted by xcanuck:
  You'll get alot of people telling you to watch the games at Gretzky's but to be honest, it's a lousy atmosphere to watch the games in. Where you should go really depends on where you are in the Toronto area, since it's such a huge place. If you're downtown, I'd suggest Philthy McNasty's - a stupid, horrible name but it used to be the Peel Pub and it's a great sports bar. PM me with your exact location and I'll give you more specific suggestions.
 
 Ottawa is 4.5 hrs at a minimum (e.g. no traffic on the 401 out of Toronto). A healthy drive but watching playoff games in Canada is something every hockey fan should do at least once.
Not sure what qualifies as downtown, but I'm staying near St. James Park, less then a mile from the Inner Harbor.  I prefer a pub with locals to a touristy place like an ESPN zone or something (keeping in mind that I will be rooting for Anaheim over the Canucks, so try not to get me killed).  
 
 Bummer on Ottawa - I thought it was closer.  Maybe I should shoot for Buffalo.
27>34

sonickteam2

  • Guest
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #101 on: April 24, 2007, 05:49:00 pm »
Quote
Originally posted by vansmack:
   
Quote
Originally posted by xcanuck:
  You'll get alot of people telling you to watch the games at Gretzky's but to be honest, it's a lousy atmosphere to watch the games in. Where you should go really depends on where you are in the Toronto area, since it's such a huge place. If you're downtown, I'd suggest Philthy McNasty's - a stupid, horrible name but it used to be the Peel Pub and it's a great sports bar. PM me with your exact location and I'll give you more specific suggestions.
 
 Ottawa is 4.5 hrs at a minimum (e.g. no traffic on the 401 out of Toronto). A healthy drive but watching playoff games in Canada is something every hockey fan should do at least once.
Not sure what qualifies as downtown, but I'm staying near St. James Park, less then a mile from the Inner Harbor.  I prefer a pub with locals to a touristy place like an ESPN zone or something (keeping in mind that I will be rooting for Anaheim over the Canucks, so try not to get me killed).  
 
 Bummer on Ottawa - I thought it was closer.  Maybe I should shoot for Buffalo. [/b]
Philthy McNastys isnt downtown....
 
  the Loose Moose is a cool place to go, but may be a little of a young crowd...but its definitely not boring! esp once the game ends and it gets late and its right on Front St. Its the place
 
 
   but i moved from T.O. when i was 17 and when i come back to visit, we usually dont hit the sports bars.
 
   its a bit of a walk from St. James, maybe 7 or 8 blocks.  but you may want to get that far away from Church St, so you dont end up getting hit on all night!!   :eek:

vansmack

  • Member
  • Posts: 19716
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #102 on: April 25, 2007, 02:57:00 pm »
Cool thanks.  I'll have time to check it all out...
 
 Any other siggestions of things to do are welcome.  I will be spending at least one day at the HoF.
27>34

sonickteam2

  • Guest
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #103 on: April 25, 2007, 03:07:00 pm »
Quote
Originally posted by vansmack:
  Cool thanks.  I'll have time to check it all out...
 
 Any other siggestions of things to do are welcome.  I will be spending at least one day at the HoF.
make sure you get your picture taken with the Cup!!!

vansmack

  • Member
  • Posts: 19716
Re: On The Eve of the New Season: North of the Border Editio
« Reply #104 on: April 25, 2007, 03:24:00 pm »
Quote
Originally posted by le sonick:
  make sure you get your picture taken with the Cup!!!
I have that from when the Kings were playing the Habs in 93.  It might be nice to get an updated picture though, because back in 93 I refused to touch the cup, but now that I'm an old man I think it might be alright.
27>34