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#1 by sakura698 , Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:26 pm

[Credit: National Post] But here, two decades later, we have labour peace and the sport is perhaps at the peak of its international visibility and popularity. Fausse Air Max 270 Pas Cher . So how should Bettman and his owners spend the summer? Perhaps they should learn from the successes of this postseason, and tweak the game accordingly. The NHL playoffs were fast skating, hard hitting hockey highlighted by skill and spectacular goaltending. And there was but one fight, and not even the most ardent supporter of fighting in hockey could argue fisticuffs were missed. I understand the regular season is a long slog through winter, but do we want a sport where unnecessary violence breaks up the monotony? Especially when weve been witness to the majesty of the sport in its absence? Im not saying take fighting out of the game, but Colton Orr and George Parros are unnecessary elements of the sport.[Credit: ESPN] The hockey entity most in need of this summer break is the expansive community of punditry, from the media (both mainstream and not, though the line between the two becomes more and more blurred with each passing season) to the social media inclined fan. On Monday I witnessed an obsessive and rhetorically flawed argument on Twitter over the rumoured re-signing of Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise. Was he signed? Should he be signed? Was the term good for the cap? Who did and did not celebrate his acquisition from the Canucks for Raphael Diaz. French media versus English media versus fan versus blogger, all desperately lacking humility in their arguments. When the Habs officially announced a deal on a two-year contract extension with Weise Tuesday morning (for the exact term and dollar amount reported and endlessly disseminated Monday) the futile and superfluous argument began anew. I mean, over a fourth line winger? Paul DiPietro never received this kind of attention. Neither did Weises concussion, but thats a story the media will ignore another day.[Credit: NY Times] While social media and universal web access has taken the discourse to an inclusive realm, it has created an obsessive and pathologically invested fanbase and a media that stretches itself thin to fulfill the 24-hour new cycle. Take a breath folks. Go outside. Do something extraordinary. Expand your horizons. Go love up on a Bruins fan. Take a day at the beach. Spend a week without checking hockeydb.com or capgeek.com. Leave the sport alone for a few minutes. Itll still be there when you get back.The seasons not quite over yet. This week the NHLs 30 teams will consider buyouts to prepare their caps for next season. On June 22nd the 2014-15 schedule will be released so that we can all plan our November Saturdays accordingly. On the 24th, the NHL Awards ceremony takes place, where scarred players freshly relieved of their playoff beards wonder quietly who George Stroumboulopoulos is. The draft takes place on the weekend of the 27th in Philadelphia, which will ignite the hotstove and fuel dreams of parades and revelry. July 1st, Canada Day, a day we should all be out drinking Labatt 50 in the sun and launching bottle rockets recklessly into the night, finds much of the hockey world inside watching TV and waiting to see which albatross of a contract will be bought out in the summer of 2018. And then nothing until September, beautiful autumn, summer fading into the promise a new season, when all teams in first place, except the Oilers, who will be tied with the Flames for 30th. Vente Balenciaga . -- The court fight over NFL concussions should heat up soon as a judge in Philadelphia weighs the fairness of the proposed $765 million settlement. Basket Air Max Pas Cher . CSKA received the heavier punishment of playing its next European home game behind closed doors, after its supporters displayed racist and far-right symbols in the Czech Republic during a 2-1 loss to Viktoria Plzen on Dec. http://www.airmaxpaschervente.fr/destockage-air-max-plus-france.html . Directly ahead was open field, the end zone and the Seattle Seahawks place in the NFC championship game.The Toronto Maple Leafs were dominant as recently as two weeks ago, but offensive issues are partly why theyve cooled off considerably. Having Phil Kessel face the Winnipeg Jets could get the offense going again. Kessel looks to extend the NHLs longest goal streak against an opponent in almost 21 years as the visiting Maple Leafs face the Jets on tonight. Toronto (21-15-3) leads the league with 3.23 goals per game, and averaged 4.08 during a 10-1-1 stretch that was capped with a 6-2 win over Anaheim on Dec. 16. The Maple Leafs have totaled 19 goals in eight games since, including seven in the two victories over that stretch. Those issues continued in Fridays 3-1 loss at Minnesota as they dropped to 2-4 on a season-high seven-game road trip. We played a pretty solid game on the road, said Jonathan Bernier, who had 26 saves. We didnt find a way to score more goals and that was the bottom line. Kessel leads Toronto with 18 goals, but has managed only one in eight games after scoring six in the previous eight. He hasnt had any problems producing against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise, scoring in 10 straight meetings and totaling 11 during that stretch. Its the longest streak against an opponent since Brett Hull had goals in 13 consecutive meetings with the New York Islanders from Jan. 30, 1990-March 12, 1994. Kessel scored with 1:33 left in regulation at MTS Centre on Jan. 25, but the Leafs fell 5-4 in overtime to lose for the fifth time in six visits. Acheter Air Jordan 1 Pas Cher. Theyve dropped four in a row overall in the series. The Jets (19-12-7) lost their second straight overall and third in a row at home, 5-2 to the Islanders on Wednesday. Theyve allowed 12 goals during that three-game skid after matching that total in the previous five games on home ice. Winnipeg is expecting a similar challenge against the Maple Leafs, despite their recent offensive woes. A team that skates and generates an awful lot off the rush and a real good power play, coach Paul Maurice said. Puck skills off transition into motion, so they can make the plays that snap it around. If you can get to them to take away that ice, you got a whole lot better chance. You just cant give them that room, so we gotta play that game. Andrew Ladd has eight points in the past five meetings with the Maple Leafs, collecting two assists in each of the last three. The captain enters this matchup with six points in four games after failing to get any over the previous four. His two goals against the Islanders gave him 14 and tied him with Bryan Little for the team lead. He moved past Blake Wheeler for the scoring lead with 29 points. After Ondrej Pavelec started against the Islanders, Michael Hutchinson could be back in net Saturday. The undrafted Hutchinson leads the NHL with a 1.87 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage. ' ' '

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