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National Hockey League (NHL)

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by Smudger, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

    Figured we might as well just have one generic thread, instead of bouncing around from one created each season over & over. It should have a home of it's own.

    Anywho, Boston & Chicago it is for the Stanley Cup. First ever Stanley Cup Finals meeting between both teams & first Original Six meeting in Stanley Cup Finals since '79. Should be a great series.
     
  2. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

    Stars sign Gonchar to contract after trade - NHL.com

    Not sure giving a 39-year-old on the last legs of his career guy like Gonchar is going to do to help them, but I guess it's a step in the right direction. $5 mil a year to this guy is criminal. He's still a good player, but nothing like the Sergei Gonchar of old.
     
  3. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

    CBC's opening video to this seasons playoffs. A little old, but great nonetheless.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p11X-4fc7vc"]CBC HNIC Stanley Cup Playoff Opening Promo 2013 (HD) - YouTube[/ame]
     
  4. rock454

    rock454 Sophmore

    Glad you created this threat because I've had something in my head the past week or so. As a casual sports fan it's nice having something to watch every night with the NHL and NBA alternating their games, but the only reason I'm even watching the finals is because the Ohioan in me wants to see Lebron lose, and there's nothing else on (shut my cable off until fall).

    Anyway, I wonder if the NHL would have anything to gain by putting their product directly against the NBA. I know a lot of people bitch about the product that the NBA puts on the floor and Darth Stern. If the NHL put together a marketing campaign that's a montage of alternating clips of NHL hits vs. NBA flops and guys whining about calls it seems like that would appeal to the casual American sports fan who may just be watching the NBA because it's what ESPN is covering.
     
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun


    From a business perspective without having any formal marketing intel my guess would be you would most likely be wasting resources marketing to people who aren't your customer.

    Meaning you aren't going to get a lot of NBA to NHL conversions as they are two pretty distinct market segments/demographics. Sure there could be some but probably not enough to launch a major marketing campaign over.

    I think the NBA ran off that big group of people who could actually enjoy both a long time ago.
     
  6. rock454

    rock454 Sophmore

    That was my guess as well. I figure people at NHL have looked at it and decided that they get the fans they want without competing w/ the NBA. I have nothing to support this, and ESPN will prove me wrong, but hockey seems like a more watchable sport both live and on TV, and I'm about as casual of a fan as there is. The NBA is just garbage (5 steps without dribbling, flopping, whining). It's too bad they shoot themselves in the foot with a lockout every few years.
     
  7. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

  8. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

    2012-2013 All-Star Team - NHL.com

    First Team:

    Goalie: Sergei Bobrovsky - Columbus Blue Jackets

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    Defense: P.K. Subban - Montreal Canadiens

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    Defense: Ryan Suter - Minnesota Wild

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    Center: Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

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    Right Wing: Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

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    Left Wing: Chris Kunitz - Pittsburgh Penguins

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  9. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

    2012-2013 All-Star Team - NHL.com

    Second Team:

    Goalie: Henrik Lundqvist - New York Rangers

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    Defense: Francois Beauchemin - Anaheim Ducks

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    Defense: Kris Letang - Pittsburgh Penguins

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    Center: Jonathan Toews - Chicago Blackhawks

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    Right Wing: Martin St. Louis - Tampa Bay Lightning

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    Left Wing: Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

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  10. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo The Rushmen™

    Damn, Alex getting First AND Second team. That's some rare company there.
     
  11. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    He got it twice because the voters didn't realize he played RW all year. So a bunch of other retards voted him for a position he didn't play.

    The president of the PHWA (they vote for this award) said this:

    They shouldn't even be voting if they didn't realize which position he played. Pretty sad.
     
  12. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo The Rushmen™

    :lol: Agreed.
     
  13. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    Boston basically traded Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley to the Stars for Loui Eriksson.

    Boston wins this trade right now. Dallas maybe down the road. Seguin has the potential to be really good, but he isn't yet. Eriksson is a fantastic player and he'll be in the spotlight now. I've always been an Eriksson fan. I think he could hit point-per-game totals in Boston depending on his linemates. Boston still needs to shed some salary. That team is going to be a lot different next year. They're losing Seguin, Horton, Jagr, Peverley and probably a d-man like Boychuk for salary reasons.
     
  14. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

  15. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

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