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by British_Pharaoh » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:23 am
by skatingtripods » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:33 am
British_Pharaoh wrote:Jackets destroyed the Blackhawks last night 7-1
by skatingtripods » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:45 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:jack_tors wrote:The Blue Jackets have signed forward Mike York to a one year deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. http://bluejackets.nhl.com/team/app/?se ... eid=368998Not exactly the signing I was hoping for but the veteran leadership should help.Not a huge fan of this signing. He's not really an upgrade over Chimera, Malhotra, or even Brassard. It just bogs down the center position. Hell, even Novotny's better.Interestingly, it's a two-way deal, which means that he can be sent to Syracuse without having to clear waivers. He also had just signed with the KHL a couple weeks back and decided, instead, to stay in North America.
jack_tors wrote:The Blue Jackets have signed forward Mike York to a one year deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. http://bluejackets.nhl.com/team/app/?se ... eid=368998Not exactly the signing I was hoping for but the veteran leadership should help.
by jack_tors » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:05 pm
by paddio » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:52 am
by skatingtripods » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:53 pm
by jack_tors » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:56 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:I was at Thursday night's game against Buffalo, but this is the first chance that I've gotten to sit down and gather my observations.As a Sabres fan, I was thoroughly pleased with how Jochen Hecht played. Max Afinogenov played spirited as well, even battling for a puck in the corner with Rick Nash and coming out with it.
Skating Tripods wrote:Columbus didn't have all their normal powerplay guys on the ice during PPs, but nevertheless, their PP looked atrocious. Even when Nash and Huselius were out there, they didn't generate any offense.Columbus was much-improved in the faceoff circle. Umberger's a sound pivotman on the draw.
Skating Tripods wrote:On another note, for any hockey fans that haven't gotten down to Nationwide yet, it's a must-see. It's the third time I've been there, but the Arena District is just beautiful. No bullshit like the Gateway District. Plenty of nice restaurants/bars and it's very well-lit and safe.
by skatingtripods » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:52 pm
jack_tors wrote:I like the Sabres, they are the only team in the East I care about. Fun city to see a game, without a doubt. Are Buffalo fans still booing Afinogenov every time he touches the puck? I was up there for the final game of the 07-08 vs Boston and they wanted him strung from the rafters.
So nothing new on the PP front, eh? Last season, the power play was enough to drive a fan crazy and I am not sure I can stomach another season of watching them just skate around lost with a man advantage. Nice to hear they have improved in faceoffs though. That too was definitely an area they needed to work on in the postseason.
I completely agree, the vision in planning that area cannot be understated. It is so easy to wander to various bars, restaurants, and shops before and after a game. Each time I visit Nationwide, I become angry that the same set up wasnt implemented in Cleveland. With the addition of the new Clippers stadium nearby, there is even more to do. For all those who havent been there, you must go to that district, it is great.
by jack_tors » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:43 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:jack_tors wrote:I like the Sabres, they are the only team in the East I care about. Fun city to see a game, without a doubt. Are Buffalo fans still booing Afinogenov every time he touches the puck? I was up there for the final game of the 07-08 vs Boston and they wanted him strung from the rafters.His name is in trade talks every other week. He's so inconsistent. Vanek might be inconsistent, but at least you can still find a way to pencil him in for 35-40 goals. With Afinogenov's off-the-charts talent level, he should be a perennial 30-goal scorer. He just isn't motivated most of the time.As for booing him, I don't know. Game was in Columbus. I was in HSBC once, quite a few years ago for a game against Dallas which Buffalo won. I'm hoping to make it there once this year. Preferably to see the Capitals and AO, since they only come once to Nationwide.
Skating Tripods wrote: Absolutely. The woman and I ate at Ted's Montana Grill, which I later found out to be owned by Ted Turner. The food was terrific. We had a ten-minute wait, but we got to our seats in plenty of time after sitting down around 6. If anyone goes there, have the onion rings. They're phenomenal.
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