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#1621

Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:15 PM

it's amazing how unpopular the NHL has become lately.

 

literally no one I talk to or interact with on a regular basis has said anything about it.

I forgot the Cup was even happening lol.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:55 PM

That's what happens when you have the worst commissioner in NA sports history at the helm.  Bad enough he sold a franchise to a con artist with a fax machine, but when you ignore cities that would make great franchises like Quebec city, Seattle and instead force hockey in Florida(2teams), Carolina, and Arizona you get a league where 6-10 teams subsidize the rest of the league. 

 

On top of that the NHL has the worst officiating in sports.  Just look at the last game this year, Nashville's goal being called off is just bush league(and no I am not a preds fan) it makes you wonder if their Cinderella run is moot after their fans got to witness first hand the audacious officiating. 

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:32 PM Edited by Le Shark, 09 July 2017 - 02:33 PM.

Yeah, hockey seems to lose it's popularity everywhere (popularity of this thread probably shows that, too). In Russia, it loses popularity because we have probably the worst hockey league ever. Furthermore, I was really surprised to find articles that say Canada loses interest in hockey, too. What's happening?

I think that instead of trying to bring hockey to areas where it will never be really popular, commisioners should try reclaiming the popularity that hockey lost over the last decades.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:13 AM

Sorry for double post, but my last post was quite a while ago. Probably nobody cares about this thread anyway.

NHL's attempt to conquer the southern market is probably caused by the success of California teams. During the latest 10 years: Stanley Cups, SC final appearances, etc. They probably think that if California could, then everyone can. But when was the last time a Canadian team won the cup? Yep. Hockey in the world has a lot of problems, and they absolutely need to be solved to preserve this great sport for our children and grandchildren and grandgrand...


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#1625

Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:23 PM

Hockey is fine.

Speaking of California, here I see as many hockey stickers and license plate frames as baseball or football. That's my car centric California observation of the popularity of things.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:06 PM

Sucks as a Canucks fan we lost a helluva of a up and coming beast of a defender in Nikita Tryamkin to the KHL.  I see a growing trend in teams avoiding drafting Russian players with the fear they'll bolt to the KHL.  I swear the Canucks are cursed...


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:21 PM

Sucks as a Canucks fan we lost a helluva of a up and coming beast of a defender in Nikita Tryamkin to the KHL.  I see a growing trend in teams avoiding drafting Russian players with the fear they'll bolt to the KHL.  I swear the Canucks are cursed...

I am sure that all Russian players that returned to the KHL will eventually return to the NHL. Yes, maybe they'll get more money here, and they'll win the KHL trophy if they play for SKA, but sooner or later they will realise that KHL completely sucks (I live in Russia, so I know this). They will realise that they want to achieve something real. Plus, some top-grade Russian players moved to NHL this summer, and the players to return to KHL are mostly second-grade players who are not yet good enough to play in the NHL.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:31 PM

^Well if you happen to run into Nikita Tryamkin tell him to come back to Vancouver.


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#1629

Posted A week ago

Looks like I'm the only one in the entire Forums to care, but still, Happy New Season to whomever it may concern! Let's just hope it won't be 3 in a row...


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Posted 4 days ago

Ovechkin had two hat tricks in a row recently. He will score more than 33 goals this season and might even score 50 again. By the seasons end he will proably reach the 600 goals milestone. And he's only 32 years old. Really impressive!

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Posted 4 days ago

Ovechkin had two hat tricks in a row recently. He will score more than 33 goals this season and might even score 50 again. By the seasons end he will proably reach the 600 goals milestone. And he's only 32 years old. Really impressive!

I won't be surprised if he scores 50. Last season he hardly ever moved, but now that he has lost some weight, he is much faster.

 

I just hope that Ovi&Team will make it past the 2nd round. Somebody needs to beat the Pens.





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