NHL Thread: Miami Vice #1 New Sweater

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by CF3234, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. WC

    WC Bad Company, ‘til the day I die.
    Donor TMB OG
    North Carolina State WolfpackAtlanta BravesCarolina PanthersCarolina HurricanesUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Looks like Pacioretty just popped his Achilles again :(
     
  2. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
    Donor
    Tennessee VolunteersLos Angeles DodgersBuffalo BillsBuffalo Sabres

    Yay Sabres



     
    #64552 bro, Jan 19, 2023
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2023
    construxboy likes this.
  3. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
    Donor
    Tennessee VolunteersLos Angeles DodgersBuffalo BillsBuffalo Sabres

    Gorgeous goal by Tampa. My goodness
     
    MJH likes this.
  4. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
    Donor
    Tennessee VolunteersLos Angeles DodgersBuffalo BillsBuffalo Sabres

    And then mcdavid with a nasty one for #39
     
  5. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
    Donor TMB OG
    Miami HurricanesMiami MarlinsMiami DolphinsFlorida PanthersTiger WoodsInter Miami CFGame of ThronesMiami Heat

    Don't blame Tampa for being annoyed at Bouchard. No reason to be trying to blast through traffic with 20 seconds left in the game
     
    bro likes this.
  6. tigerbishop11

    tigerbishop11 call Tyrone
    Donor
    New York MetsClemson TigersNew York JetsNew York Rangers

    Bruins are super good
     
    IHHH likes this.
  7. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
    Donor
    Tennessee VolunteersLos Angeles DodgersBuffalo BillsBuffalo Sabres

    Yeah, that was lame as hell
     
  8. soulfly

    soulfly Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Seattle MarinersSeattle SeahawksBarcelonaSeattle SupersonicsSeattle SoundersSeattle Kraken

    First in the Pacific. Stop the count.
     
  9. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
    Donor TMB OG
    Oregon DucksGreen Bay PackersDetroit Red WingsBayern Munich

    #Florida Panthers

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/ron-desantis-squares-off-with-new-woke-foe-the-nhl?ref=wrap
    View attachment 181237

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is squaring off with an unlikely opponent: the NHL.

    In the latest battle of the culture wars, the NHL—where gloves-off fighting still brings just a five-minute penalty, where the player base is 93 percent white, and until the hiring of Mike Grier by the San Jose Sharks last year there had yet to be a Black general manager in the history of the sport—has somehow become the new epitome of woke culture gone awry.

    Over the weekend, the DeSantis administration got the NHL to fold on a local hiring event aimed at diversifying the league’s workforce ahead of its annual All-Star Game. (The All-Star Game and Skills Competition is set for the first weekend of February in Sunrise, Florida—a suburb a little under an hour north of Miami—home to the Florida Panthers.)

    How DeSantis ended up dropping the gloves with America’s fourth most popular sport ahead of an event ostensibly designed to draw tourists to the state and Floridians into the NHL’s front office jobs is the result of a wash, rinse, and repeat approach to corporate efforts to brand themselves as inclusive.

    As one GOP strategist put it, DeSantis has found another way to “raise his profile as a fighter as well as raise money.” But as another Republican campaign veteran told The Daily Beast, this isn’t a risk-free strategy for the Florida governor and rumored 2024 contender; it could mark the beginning of a “strategy that works until it doesn’t.”

    “I've been in these rooms where political consultants get together, they try and say, ‘Well, what can we do to appeal to white voters without being just super-blatantly racist?’” said Stuart Stevens, the former George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney presidential strategist.

    Stevens said he has a “contrary view” on DeSantis’ playbook, with the NHL dustup being the clearest example yet of how “Republicans are losing culture wars at an exponential speed.”

    “What the NHL is doing bothers absolutely nobody in America. A lot of politics is defining yourself by what you’re not for,” Stevens said.

    “There was a time with Ronald Reagan, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.’ So here’s Ron DeSantis standing in front of a hockey rink in Florida saying, what, exactly? I mean it’s just ridiculous. It makes him look very small.”

    Ahead of the big weekend in February hosted by the Panthers—a franchise that has consistently boasted some of the league’s worst attendance figures—the league advertised a jobs fair. The event called for applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including anyone identifying as “female, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and/or a person with a disability.”

    DeSantis press secretary Bryan Griffin released a statement Friday blasting the NHL.

    “Discrimination of any sort is not welcome in the state of Florida, and we do not abide by the woke notion that discrimination should be overlooked if applied in a politically popular manner or against a politically unpopular demographic,” the DeSantis spokesman said.
    The NHL later took down the job fair posting on LinkedIn.

    “The Pathway to Hockey Summit is an informational and networking event designed to encourage all individuals to consider a career in our game—and, in particular, alert those who might not be familiar with hockey to the opportunities it offers,” an NHL spokesperson said in a statement.

    “The original wording of the LinkedIn post associated with the event was not accurate,” the league representative added, echoing similar wording following the initial release from the governor’s office.

    The NHL did not confirm whether any LGBTQ+ imagery would be seen over the All-Star weekend in Florida.

    “The governor sees this issue as an easy one to use as an example of hypocrisy by folks on the left as well as another example of woke culture,” a GOP strategist told The Daily Beast, requesting anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press by their current employer. “It’s a great play to make.”

    The strategist added that the average GOP primary voter “more than likely wasn’t even aware this was an issue—and to be fair the left probably had no idea this was happening—until DeSantis came out with his statement.”

    Yet unlike DeSantis’ spats with the likes of Disney, Democratic governors, or even a wildcard such as New York City Mayor Eric Adams, the Florida governor has potentially awoken a foe capable of holding petty grudges for longer and with greater fervor than few others can: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

    “It’s like anything in this new age of social media and instant reactions, but the big corporations and the NHL are going to try and step on as few toes as they can,” a former sports executive told The Daily Beast.
    According to a league insider, there’s no serious consideration at the moment for the NHL to pull the All-Star Game from Florida, like Major League Baseball did in 2021 with the Atlanta Braves after Georgia adopted restrictive new voting laws.

    “For any standalone event, any negative PR is gonna kill you,” the former executive said, requesting anonymity to discuss a hot-button issue in the hockey world.

    With a pair of NHL teams in Florida—the Panthers and the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning—the upside for DeSantis is also unclear beyond a short-term boost with the base.

    “This is the kinda thing that if you were on a school board, you’d think is stupid,” Stevens said. “Like, c’mon, just let ’em play. Who cares? There’s a tone-deafness. You get the sense watching DeSantis that he’s somebody trying to dance by looking at his feet and wondering what the steps are."

    Representatives for DeSantis, the NHL, and the Florida Panthers did not return requests for comment. But the largely manufactured tiff could be the start of a larger standoff.

    For Stevens, the bizarre choice of target and continuing obsession with culture wars underscores “how bad Ron DeSantis’ staff is,” recalling the moment in DeSantis’ 2022 debate with Charlie Crist where the governor was caught like a deer in the headlights when asked if he would commit to serving a full term as governor and not run in 2024.

    “DeSantis would be a Trotskyite if he thought it might get him elected president,” Stevens said. “There was a time Republicans believed in smaller government and not interfering, and he’s running after successful businesses that bring money to Florida?”
     
  10. Sub-Zero

    Sub-Zero ALL THE TOSTITOS!!!
    Donor
    UCF KnightsMiami MarlinsOrlando MagicMiami DolphinsFlorida PanthersWWEOrlando CityTennisSneakersBig 12 Conference

    He is just such a waste of air and XXXL shirts. Yeah let’s make sure white people aren’t being left out of *checks notes* hockey.

    And he’s #Tampa Bay Lightning ’s governor too
     
    Truman likes this.
  11. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio Globex Corporation, Philanthropist, Supervillain
    Donor
    Florida GatorsTampa Bay BuccaneersTampa Bay Lightning

    Nope, just the Panthers.
     
  12. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Big Ten Westsideeeeeee
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers



    Bruce rules, fuck this franchise.
     
    CF3234 likes this.
  13. lomcevak

    lomcevak The suck zone
    Donor TMB OG
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsDetroit Tigers

    ew...this is way different than this. i know dreger is a mouthpiece for so many team and league executives, but come on man

     
    DeToxRox likes this.
  14. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
    Donor TMB OG
    Miami HurricanesMiami MarlinsMiami DolphinsFlorida PanthersTiger WoodsInter Miami CFGame of ThronesMiami Heat

    Reminder of Dreger's comments when the Panthers fired Gallant.



    Almost like he's carrying water for the Canucks...
     
  15. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Big Ten Westsideeeeeee
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers

    Rutherford probably wrote the tweet for Dreger. Dreger only had to hit send.
     
    CF3234 likes this.
  16. teel

    teel Schiano Man
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsNew York MetsNew York GiantsNew Jersey DevilsNational League

    Hall of famer Jim Rutherford can barely get a coherent sentence out of his mouth but he knows what he’s doing guys ok
     
    Dump, IHHH and CF3234 like this.
  17. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
    Donor TMB OG
    Miami HurricanesMiami MarlinsMiami DolphinsFlorida PanthersTiger WoodsInter Miami CFGame of ThronesMiami Heat

    They were set to give Tallon the job before Rutherford showed interest. It could have been so much worse
     
  18. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
    Donor
    Tennessee VolunteersLos Angeles DodgersBuffalo BillsBuffalo Sabres

    I guess I missed this. What’s the deal with him and Vancouver?
     
  19. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
    Donor TMB OG
    Miami HurricanesMiami MarlinsMiami DolphinsFlorida PanthersTiger WoodsInter Miami CFGame of ThronesMiami Heat

    They have been waiting for Tochett's 2 week notice to expire with TNT which is finally after the weekend. Boudreau has been a dead man walking for weeks now with his replacement all but announced.
     
    bro likes this.
  20. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Big Ten Westsideeeeeee
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers

  21. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
    Donor TMB OG
    Oregon DucksGreen Bay PackersDetroit Red WingsBayern Munich

    That was a very quick “recovery” time for an achilles.
     
  22. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery I'll take Whore Ads for $200
    Donor
    Penn State Nittany LionsUCF KnightsOrlando MagicTampa Bay BuccaneersPittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh PiratesBig Ten Conference

    Brothers PO Joseph and Mathieu Joseph with coincidental high sticking minors against each other :laugh:
     
    MJH likes this.
  23. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishCleveland BrownsMontreal Canadiens

    he is a great hockey man, very passionate about the game


    That paid him millions of dollars while being completely incompetent
     
  24. WC

    WC Bad Company, ‘til the day I die.
    Donor TMB OG
    North Carolina State WolfpackAtlanta BravesCarolina PanthersCarolina HurricanesUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    I feel like I read or heard something after the initial tear that some new surgery and PT techniques had the recovery time down to 4 months for pro athletes with 24/7 care, but I can’t seem to find it now. Regardless, the evidences suggests he came back too quickly.
     
  25. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
    Donor TMB OG
    Oregon DucksGreen Bay PackersDetroit Red WingsBayern Munich

    It’s been a few years since I was in the PT/rehab arena but going from 9-12 months to 4 in a couple of years is insane to me.

    Would help to know the details of the initial tear was.
     
    WC likes this.
  26. MJH

    MJH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsTampa Bay RaysSan Francisco 49'ersTampa Bay Lightning

  27. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    Brutal injury luck for the habs
     
  28. soulfly

    soulfly Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Seattle MarinersSeattle SeahawksBarcelonaSeattle SupersonicsSeattle SoundersSeattle Kraken

    Yeah. Until they get Bedard out of it all.
     
    IHHH likes this.
  29. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    I don’t think they can. Aren’t they out of the lottery because they won last year ?
     
  30. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
    Donor TMB OG
    Miami HurricanesMiami MarlinsMiami DolphinsFlorida PanthersTiger WoodsInter Miami CFGame of ThronesMiami Heat

    I think it’s 2 in 3 years knocks you out
     
    Truman likes this.
  31. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishCleveland BrownsMontreal Canadiens

    they should make an exception for last year since the draft was so weak
     
  32. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
    Donor TMB OG
    Oregon DucksGreen Bay PackersDetroit Red WingsBayern Munich

    A 5'6" winger is oft injured? Who could've seen this coming.
     
    DayDominated likes this.
  33. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Big Ten Westsideeeeeee
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers

    McDavid already up to 40 goals.
     
  34. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
    Donor TMB OG
    Oregon DucksGreen Bay PackersDetroit Red WingsBayern Munich

    One of these seasons he's gonna put up 2 PPG, which would be incredible considering how good goalies are these days compared to the Gretzky era and before.
     
  35. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishCleveland BrownsMontreal Canadiens

    5’6 ?
     
  36. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishCleveland BrownsMontreal Canadiens

    A few guys I know got to meet the bruins players and marchand is like 5’8 ishh. Caufield is definitely smaller, he pops out with how small he is.

    it’s still a great pick so far.
     
  37. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
    Donor TMB OG
    Oregon DucksGreen Bay PackersDetroit Red WingsBayern Munich

    Listed at 5’7” so I figured 5’6” was generous.
     
    IHHH likes this.
  38. miles

    miles All I know is my gut says, maybe
    Donor

    This is a good youtube channel



     
    The Banks likes this.
  39. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Big Ten Westsideeeeeee
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers

  40. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Big Ten Westsideeeeeee
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers

    Rooting for massive Canucks failure without a reward of a top 3 pick.
     
    Champ, Dump, Sean Connery and 6 others like this.
  41. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishCleveland BrownsMontreal Canadiens

    Could the Canucks have handled that worse? Seriously embarrassing.
     
  42. miles

    miles All I know is my gut says, maybe
    Donor

    Whose ownership would you rather have, Arizona’s or Vancouver’s?

    Arizona’s arena situation is a mess, and they also seem to have some shitty business practices, but they also seem to be doing the right things to try to rebuild.

    Aquilini seems like a terrible person, and is determined to make sure they are never anything but mediocre.
     
  43. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Big Ten Westsideeeeeee
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers

    Probably Arizona because like you said, Aquilini is going to meddle his way to the middle, and that’s in a good year.
     
  44. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
    Donor TMB OG
    Oregon DucksGreen Bay PackersDetroit Red WingsBayern Munich

    Definitely wish linesmen were better and more consistent with icing calls. This is just a baffling missed call, he was in position to see the puck all the way until it got to the goal line so he couldn't've thought that it touched Swayman. The Boston player definitely put in enough effort to get the puck until he couldn't before it got to the goal line. I just can't believe that an NHL linesman wouldn't know the puck through the crease rule has been a thing for over two decades. Explanations by the league/NHLOA would be nice but who wants accountability, right?
     
  45. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishCleveland BrownsMontreal Canadiens

    the thing is, they should not even need linesmen anymore
     
  46. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Big Ten Westsideeeeeee
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers



    Lol Jesus this franchise is terrible
     
    Dump and Truman like this.
  47. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Big Ten Westsideeeeeee
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers

  48. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

  49. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
    Donor TMB OG
    Miami HurricanesMiami MarlinsMiami DolphinsFlorida PanthersTiger WoodsInter Miami CFGame of ThronesMiami Heat

    0-3 on Boudreau, Canucks, and Tochett.

    LMAO
     
  50. zeberdee

    zeberdee wheel snipe celly boys
    Donor TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsPhiladelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia 76'ersPhiladelphia EaglesPhiladelphia FlyersArsenalPhiladelphia UnionUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    the Tochett one at the end is somehow the worst I don't even know how she got there.
     
    CF3234 likes this.