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Author Topic: NHL 23-24  (Read 1520 times)

JWags85

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NHL 23-24
« on: October 15, 2023, 01:39:30 PM »
2 games into the new season and the Maple Leafs already exciting the faithful in route to yet another spring of misery.  13 goals in 2 games to start the season plus B2B Matthews hat tricks is pretty wild regardless.

More importantly for me, really interesting year coming up for the Blackhawks.  I think holistically, this is the first truly clean slate season, post-organizational shameless lack of morality.  Rocky passing too young is truly sad, but there is nobody in a position of leadership who had a part of the awfulness of the Kyle Beach saga.  Bowman and MacIssac are gone, same with McDonoguh, and now Rocky passed and Toews is no longer the final member of the team still on the roster.

Very young GM, newer coach, and now a super young core.  Getting a generational talent at #1 obviously, but I love what Davidson did in the off-season.  Hall next to Bedard after his resurgence in Boston is intriguing.  LOVE getting Foligno for veteran leadership on playoff teams in 3 diff orgs.  Despise Corey Perry, but that’s another wiley veteran former star for Bedard to learn from.  And Donato was a savvy situational grab as well.

And given 2 paragraphs ago about a fresh start, Bedard couldn’t be a more perfect fit to face the franchise.  Humble, wholesome, his early pressers have been a breath of fresh air.  Hope he keeps some of it.

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2023, 02:10:15 PM »
Bedard is on pace for almost 60 goals.

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2023, 02:55:00 PM »
Bedard is on pace for almost 60 goals.

The latest rumors about the Blackhawks sure are something.

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2023, 02:55:43 PM »
The latest rumors about the Blackhawks sure are something.

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Edit: NVM. Wow.

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2023, 03:41:17 PM »
Do tell? I assume something about Perry being let go.

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2023, 08:12:51 PM »
Do tell? I assume something about Perry being let go.

Pulled a Delonte West.

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2023, 12:15:55 AM »
Its a pretty typical Wild roster that will probably lack the top end talent to win a playoff series(should they get there)

But in 14 games since firing Evason(waited at least 5 games too long most would say 10) they have the best point % in the NHL.

So they got that going for them right now at least.
Lazar picking up where the BIG 3 left off....

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2024, 06:59:11 PM »
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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2024, 09:59:06 PM »
Its a pretty typical Wild roster that will probably lack the top end talent to win a playoff series(should they get there)

But in 14 games since firing Evason(waited at least 5 games too long most would say 10) they have the best point % in the NHL.

So they got that going for them right now at least.

7 key injuries happened and team is quickly toast again haha
Lazar picking up where the BIG 3 left off....

MU82

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2024, 07:01:30 PM »
P.K. Subban said today that Connor McDavid is “the most talented player that the NHL has ever seen.”

OK, Millennial.

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PGsHeroes32

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2024, 07:09:00 PM »
P.K. Subban said today that Connor McDavid is “the most talented player that the NHL has ever seen.”

OK, Millennial.

Its not that wild a comment. Mcdavid is insane
Lazar picking up where the BIG 3 left off....

MU82

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2024, 07:15:21 PM »
Its not that wild a comment. Mcdavid is insane

He’s great.

And maybe Anthony Edwards is the most talented player the NBA has ever seen, too.
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PGsHeroes32

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2024, 07:20:12 PM »
He’s great.

And maybe Anthony Edwards is the most talented player the NBA has ever seen, too.

Thats a brutal comparison.

If youre gonna disagree with McDavid being an all timer(youd be wrong) at least use like Durant or something
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Pakuni

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2024, 07:35:00 PM »
He’s great.

And maybe Anthony Edwards is the most talented player the NBA has ever seen, too.

McDavid has won 5 scoring titles and three MVPs.
How about Edwards?

If Subban is wrong, it's not by much.
#99 had an innate hockey sense that allowed him to play the game better than anyone ever has, but in terms of pure hockey skills, McDavid is arguably the best.

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2024, 07:37:03 PM »
Its not that wild a comment. Mcdavid is insane
Much fanfare was given to McDavid hitting 100 assists.


Gretzky did it 11 times


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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2024, 07:46:24 PM »
Much fanfare was given to McDavid hitting 100 assists.


Gretzky did it 11 times

Correct. Different eras. Way different game styles. Rules. Goalies. Everything.

But even so, its not about Gretzky vs McDavid. Its not a wild comment because McDavid is legit one of the most talented players to ever play

And MU82 made it sound like he wasnt and pretty much confirmed that with the insane Edwards analogy.
Lazar picking up where the BIG 3 left off....

JWags85

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2024, 07:57:43 PM »
McDavid has won 5 scoring titles and three MVPs.
How about Edwards?

If Subban is wrong, it's not by much.
#99 had an innate hockey sense that allowed him to play the game better than anyone ever has, but in terms of pure hockey skills, McDavid is arguably the best.

Not only is McDavid insanely skilled, like preposterously skilled...he's arguably the fastest skater in the NHL, top 3 at a minimum.  He's an absolute freak

Pakuni

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2024, 08:27:59 PM »
Much fanfare was given to McDavid hitting 100 assists.


Gretzky did it 11 times

Eh ... bit like comparing what NFL QBs did in the 80s to the 2020s.
In 85-86, there were 7.9 goals per game.
Last year, there were 6.3.

But I don't think anyone is saying McDavid is better.

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Re: NHL 23-24
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2024, 08:31:35 PM »
Correct. Different eras. Way different game styles. Rules. Goalies. Everything.

But even so, its not about Gretzky vs McDavid. Its not a wild comment because McDavid is legit one of the most talented players to ever play

And MU82 made it sound like he wasnt and pretty much confirmed that with the insane Edwards analogy.
Yes, rules are different. In fact they installed the Gretzky rule in 2004 or 2005, I think, to open up scoring. If PK would have said physically gifted, sure. But half the game is 90% mental.Gretzky is the greatest hockey player, and its not even close.

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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2024, 08:32:56 PM »
Yes, rules are different. In fact they installed the Gretzky rule in 2004 or 2005, I think, to open up scoring. If PK would have said physically gifted, sure. But half the game is 90% mental.Gretzky is the greatest hockey player, and its not even close.

Scoring is down you were literally just shown that
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lawdog77

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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2024, 08:36:18 PM »
Scoring is down you were literally just shown that
Because Gretzky isnt playing, duh!

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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2024, 09:53:55 PM »
I saw Orr, Gretzky and Lemieux in their primes.

Those who want to say McDavid is more talented than each of them were, cool.

I actually really like watching McDavid. He’s great.
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lawdog77

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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2024, 04:50:17 AM »
I saw Orr, Gretzky and Lemieux in their primes.

Those who want to say McDavid is more talented than each of them were, cool.

I actually really like watching McDavid. He’s great.
agree. When McDavid wins 8 straight Hart trophies, I'll call him more talented than Gretzky. To each his own.

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« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2024, 06:18:51 AM »
agree. When McDavid wins 8 straight Hart trophies, I'll call him more talented than Gretzky. To each his own.

To be fair, nobody has said McDavid is "better" than Gretzky, just more talented.  Rodgers is far more talented than Tom Brady, but that doesn't mean he's better than Brady.

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« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2024, 06:19:40 AM »
To be fair, nobody has said McDavid is "better" than Gretzky, just more talented.  Rodgers is far more talented than Tom Brady, but that doesn't mean he's better than Brady.
I guess we have different definitions of talent

 

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