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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:19 pm
 


Normally we start this thread in September/October. Since pretty much nothing is normal anymore here we are in January with the NHL starting up next Wednesday with a completely different format. The Canadian teams will be the North division and the US teams divided into West, East and Central divisions. Teams will only play against other teams in their own divisions to minimize travel.

This is going to be weird.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:30 pm
 


Posted on the NHL website this morning...

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The Dallas Stars are not expected to begin the 2020-21 NHL season as scheduled after six players and two staff members recently confirmed positive tests for COVID-19.

The NHL said in a statement Friday the Stars, who were originally scheduled to play their first game of the season against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center on Jan. 14, likely would not likely play earlier than Jan. 19.

https://www.nhl.com/news/dallas-stars-p ... -320138416


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:56 pm
 


Strutz Strutz:
Normally we start this thread in September/October. Since pretty much nothing is normal anymore here we are in January with the NHL starting up next Wednesday with a completely different format. The Canadian teams will be the North division and the US teams divided into West, East and Central divisions. Teams will only play against other teams in their own divisions to minimize travel.


Don't agree with this format at all, and won't be watching. No effort was made to make this even remotely competitive.

Aside from no pre-season and no fans at the stadiums, the NFL didn't really change a thing. Injuries have been a bit of an issue, but the season has been pretty good. I'm praying that the 2021 MLB season starts on-time and without any hitches. I don't care if there's no fans, as long as the season (and the game) stays intact.

Still pissed off at CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie for not even trying and outright costing us a whole season of CFL football. Yet another example of people in charge being reactive instead of proactive.

WE WANT SPORTS.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:48 pm
 


So... is anyone watching NHL right now? I know the format is weird this season but I'm getting a kick out of this all-Canadian division.

I usually wait until the season is at least 10 games in before even looking at standings but with some teams having played as many as 11 and others playing only 6 at this point it's rather difficult to get a clear picture of where everyone is at. It might take a few weeks before all teams are at about the same level of games played.

We've been watching the Canucks games of course, and other games as well, mostly the other Canadian teams. I'm finding it funny that with the lack of fans in the buildings making noise, despite the recorded "fan noise" they play, that you can hear the exchanges between players. The play-by-play guys occasionally apologize (we are in Canada after all :wink: ) for any "foul language" that comes across the broadcasts. :lol:

I'm not taking this season too seriously but it is something to watch on TV and provides entertainment. I'd MUCH rather attend a game though. :evil:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:33 pm
 


Strutz Strutz:
So... is anyone watching NHL right now?


I'm not. I can honestly say there is no interest right now on my part. Unless they go back to proper divisions and do things as per normal, I'm not going to bother.

I still maintain that if the NFL could do a season with minimal changes, any other major sports league should be able to do the same.

Strutz Strutz:
I'm not taking this season too seriously but it is something to watch on TV and provides entertainment.


Meh. I have AEW Wrestling once a week for entertainment, and it's almost time for MLB baseball to start (providing they don't screw everything up, either).

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