Monday Night Hockey Open Game Thread

Can the Kings get things going again? [NHL Live Thread]

2/11/13 in NHL   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

Good Monday, puckheads! Are you ready for some Monday Night hockey? There are six games to whet our appetite for tomorrow's onslaught. Let's get started!

7:00pm

Game: Flyers (5-6-1) @ Maple Leafs (7-5-0)
Broadcast: RDS2, CSN-PH, SNET-O
Pick: Are the Leafs really 7-5? I haven't watched a lot of east coast hockey this year but I'm sure there's a reason this should surprise me. Not that I'm a fan of the Flyers but I'm going to say they get a win tonight in Toronto.

Game: Hurricanes (5-4-1) @ Islanders (4-6-1)
Broadcast: FS-CR, MSG PLUS
Pick: This will probably be the best game of the night. The Hurricanes will want to bounce back after a heart-breaking overtime loss and the Isles are trying to snap their 4-game losing streak. I'm going with NY here.

Game: Sharks (7-2-2) @ Blue Jackets (3-7-2)
Broadcast: CSN-CA, FS-O
Pick: Sharks
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8:00pm

Game: Kings (3-5-2) @ Blues (6-4-1)
Broadcast: FS-W, FS-MW
Pick: This Kings team is too talented to continue the Stanley Cup Hangover for long. The Blues are a great team but I've got to believe Los Angeles kicks things into gear soon. I'll take a chance and pick them tonight.


9:00pm

Game: Coyotes (5-5-2) @ Avalanche (4-6-0)
Broadcast: FS-A, ALT
Pick: Going with the Avs at home, for no other reason than the fact that I want them to win.

Game: Wild (5-5-1) @ Flames (3-4-2)
Broadcast: FS-WI, FS-N+, SNET-W
Pick: The Flames are struggling and the Wild seem to be better than their record. The Wild are going to be tough to beat. However, I can't pick against Calgary in this game.

As always, we're queuing up the evening with a great video to kick things off...

Video courtesy of NHL.com


Nothing like watching some hard hitting action for getting a little Monday frustration out, unless it's watching even more with tonight's games!

Who are your favorites? Who are your picks?

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2/11/13   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

kteacher wrote:
laugh

They were acting crazy toward the end of that 2nd period. 

2/11/13   |   kteacher   |   34393 respect

Jess wrote:
Ack what are the Kings doing right now?

laugh

2/11/13   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

Ack what are the Kings doing right now?

2/11/13   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

Debi_L wrote:
OMG, I remember taking Hunter to our Rage games!!

"Why are they wearing shorts?"
"What do all those lines mean and why are they different colors?"
When the goalie flipped the puck over the glass to her at one game, she squealed and picked it up, then said "MOM it's sooooo cold!!"
Then her perception of what was going on on the ice also surprised me.  She had seen some of the penalties, and then some of the "non-penalties" and said "Mom, if those guys in the jail suits want to be in charge, they need to be more fair about giving the guys who break the rules crap!"

It's hilarious how observant they are and how much they *get*...and then they ask the craziest questions.

2/11/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Jess wrote:
I need a thread just for Kiernan quips.
"Can a puck break?"
"How easy is it for a player to break his leg in a game?"
"What are the pads made out of?"
"Why do the goalies helmets look different from the other players?"
"Why does a goalie have a stick and not just 2 gloves?"

OMG, I remember taking Hunter to our Rage games!!

"Why are they wearing shorts?"
"What do all those lines mean and why are they different colors?"
When the goalie flipped the puck over the glass to her at one game, she squealed and picked it up, then said "MOM it's sooooo cold!!"
Then her perception of what was going on on the ice also surprised me.  She had seen some of the penalties, and then some of the "non-penalties" and said "Mom, if those guys in the jail suits want to be in charge, they need to be more fair about giving the guys who break the rules crap!"

2/11/13   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

(Edited by Jess)

I need a thread just for Kiernan quips.
"Can a puck break?"
"How easy is it for a player to break his leg in a game?"
"What are the pads made out of?"
"Why do the goalies helmets look different from the other players?"
"Why does a goalie have a stick and not just 2 gloves?"

2/11/13   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

Kiernan just came in and sat down to watch hockey with me. I said "go ahead and ask anything that confuses you and I'll try to answer the best that I can. If I can't answer, your dad probably can." So she watches a bit, and she's getting the gist (I'm not sure why people say it's so confusing or they can't follow it). She even said "so they have to stop playing for a minute if one player crosses that blue line before the puck does?" ... she's getting it. But the first real question out of her mouth is, "Why do the referees have numbers?"



I guess every little bit of knowledge helps, however irrelevant to the actual game.

2/11/13   |   kteacher   |   34393 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I picked 'em.  I did so out of a sort of loyalty to you, and sort of because they are the underdog in the matchup and oh hell, I don't know.  Maybe I just like losing Q Bucks.  But Go Avs!

I picked them because I dislike Phoenix. And I guess Stoney is OK, too. 



laugh

2/11/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
Let's go Avs.. lol who am I kidding?

I picked 'em.  I did so out of a sort of loyalty to you, and sort of because they are the underdog in the matchup and oh hell, I don't know.  Maybe I just like losing Q Bucks.  But Go Avs!

2/11/13   |   kteacher   |   34393 respect

The Kings ....................SIGH. All I have is this----->Scuderi's long lost younger brother. New King (not sure how I feel about him.....he turned the puck over vs. the Wings) Ellerby (sp?). 

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2/11/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25454 respect

Let's go Avs.. lol who am I kidding?

2/11/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Jess wrote:
There really needs to be a game on either/or/both NHL Network and NBC Sports Network every night there's hockey on. I realize it doesn't work that way but the NHL really needs to work on getting more exposure; especially now with the new CBA worked out, etc. Also, due to the stupid lockout, they also really should have given die-hard AND casual fans a treat for the rest of the season by providing Center Ice for free. I know there's no way they would ever do that but c'mon...an olive branch to the fans would have been nice.

I'll probably be flipping through the first three games, then turn to the Kings for a bit, then the Avs.

Agree completely on the exposure to the games.  Now I have the Maple Leafs and Flyers game blacked out as well, because well, who the f*** knows!!!

I cannot afford to get the NHL package right now, but I'm really sick and tired of having NO games on TV.

2/11/13   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

Debi_L wrote:
The only game I actually get on TV is the Toronto Maple Leafs and I really couldn't care less whether they win or lose.  However, the Flyers were my favorite team as a kid, so I'll watch that, with a little Crashed Ice in between.....

There really needs to be a game on either/or/both NHL Network and NBC Sports Network every night there's hockey on. I realize it doesn't work that way but the NHL really needs to work on getting more exposure; especially now with the new CBA worked out, etc. Also, due to the stupid lockout, they also really should have given die-hard AND casual fans a treat for the rest of the season by providing Center Ice for free. I know there's no way they would ever do that but c'mon...an olive branch to the fans would have been nice.

I'll probably be flipping through the first three games, then turn to the Kings for a bit, then the Avs.

2/11/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

The only game I actually get on TV is the Toronto Maple Leafs and I really couldn't care less whether they win or lose.  However, the Flyers were my favorite team as a kid, so I'll watch that, with a little Crashed Ice in between.....