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  • @capnbobamous @E_Zed_Eh_Intern

    I’ve stuck with Avs my whole life (even the dark times when they sucked and I had >2mbps to bootleg and old illegal satellite went away) but nothing wrong with rooting for a few cool teams here and there. I loved playing as the Ducks in NHL 03 (aka Mighty Ducks of Anaheim).

    Steadily growing franchise too. Now is a good of time as any to hop on the bandwagon before the rebuild.



  • @E_Zed_Eh_Intern hahaha nope, around 2010. Only a couple years short of being called a fake fan for the rest of my life.

    @DIPSET If somebody jumps on the Ducks bandwagon now, they have my utmost respect, because the wheels have completely fallen off. When the Kings are doing better than you, you know times are tough (though with our prospect lineup and potential getting of Eichel or Reinhart, hopefully the Kings won't be the measurement for failure much longer.)



  • So these Avalanche...



  • @e_zed_eh_intern

    That was a beating and a half and I couldn't be happier.

    But the back half of that game had a bad-90s hockey vibe that just wasn't necessary. Tbh, I think Graves hit was slightly late, but my peewee checking clinic when I was 10 years old taught me you are allowed to finish your check if you're already in stride and they also told us to keep our heads up. He got the minor, but I don't really think it was a dirty hit tbh.

    The retaliations were too much. The game wasn't even completely lost at that point but Vegas gave up and went goon mode.

    --

    I kinda hope the Leafs lose tonight. I was rooting for them, but they can't get anything going in this series and they look kinda pitiful. If they make it through to Round 2, I hope Winnipeg wins. Leafs, Habs, and Jets will all get mopped up by Bruins or Islanders imo (I thiiiiink Canadian teams play either of those teams in Round 3).



  • Yeah now that the Penguins are out I'm rooting for the Knights to win the cup, but even I have to admire how great the Avs were. That's a hell of a tone setter. Hope the Knights can come back from it.



  • Oh man, the Canadian media was all about Oilers-Leafs in the second round. Then the Oilers got swept while the Leafs went up 3-1. Toronto media was so hyped...then the Leafs blew it and lost in game 7. This is a wonderful feeling.



  • I’ll never get tired of the whole of the GTA lose their collective minds when the Leafs blow yet another season. I honestly don’t know why they still support a greedy poorly managed franchise that continues to lose for 50 years.

    It’s like they get annual amnesia and forget that their team isn’t that good. The top line has one collective goal in 7 games and these Leafs fans still think they will win the Cup.

    D-E-L-U-S-I-O-N-A-L



  • So these Golden Knights...



  • Regardless of who ends up winning, this has been a very entertaining series. The writing was on the wall for the Knights after the first game. Certainly didn't expect this.



  • UEFA EURO 2020 starts tomorrow on Friday! And Finland is IN! For the first time ever. A month worth of football ahead of us, man this is sweet. :)



  • Go Belgium!

    Man, I hope we got our first price ever.



  • Wish us luck tonight against the Knights. Do or die. Despite what the fair weather fans say, there was a lot to like about the Avs game in Game 5. Do it again but don’t choke this time.

    Let’s Go!



  • @neocweeny They were my pick in 2018. Still can't believe they lost to France. Also still can't believe that last kick goal against Japan - which was a bag of mixed emotions. I feel like they SHOULD win it this time and I hope they do.



  • @e_zed_eh_intern France played really dirty. None of their games are fun to watch eventhough they have so many good offensive players.

    We really deserved better. We won 6 out of 7 matches, all within the 90 minutes.



  • @sentinel-beach said in Sports?:

    UEFA EURO 2020 starts tomorrow on Friday! And Finland is IN! For the first time ever. A month worth of football ahead of us, man this is sweet. :)

    First time? I'll be sure to catch at least one of their games. :-)



  • @neocweeny said in Sports?:

    @e_zed_eh_intern France played really dirty. None of their games are fun to watch eventhough they have so many good offensive players.

    You must have missed France 4-3 Argentina ;)



  • We had a good run. I thiiiiink Avalanche still have cap space so I hope they don’t make any dramatic changes between seasons. Fair weather fans think we gave away the series but Avalanche vs Vegas has been war all season and Avs won the last 5-6 periods like Vegas won 6-7 periods in a row too. It was playoffs war against a great team and I think people gotta just respect that. Both teams got good bounces, both got lucky goals, both made mistakes and were punished for it. Avs definitely made more mistakes but it isn’t like this was a doom and gloom series.

    I’m predicting VGK vs TB with TB winning in 7.

    Honestly, Habs just aren’t that great based on what I’ve seen but they’re a good pest team and Price deserves a Cup so who knows.



  • Euro 2020 feels kinda weird. Usually here in Portugal there's a general euphoria before the Euro or World Cup, this year feels very different.

    I don't have great expectations, although we are the cup holders and have a really strong team our national manager style is miserable and joyless. So part of me wishes we lose really bad so a new manager comes in. Also we are in the same group as France and Germany which are teams we traditionally struggle against.



  • I didn’t even know Euro Cup was happening. I live in an Italian and Portuguese neighbourhood and haven’t seen one flag yet. Normally is wild. I guess it’s cause we’re still locked down.



  • The euphoria is very low Belgium also compared to previous tournaments. It's just not on people's minds right now I think. Maybe it's not a good idea to do this during a pandemic.