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Thread dedicated to the North American professional Ice Hockey league, THE NHL, which I have grown to quite liking in the past month amongst my return to Canada. Hopefully there are some of you whom follow the NHL, or would like to get into the sport and can partake in this thread, all are welcome.

- CONFERENCES, DIVS & TEAMS -

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- THE GAME -

- 6 Players on the ice are allowed at one time.

(GK, LD, RD, LW, C, RW)

-POSITIONS;

GK: Goalkeeper

LD: Left Defenceman

RD: Right Defenceman

C: Centre - takes the faceoffs

LW: Left Wing

RW: Right Wing

-GAMEPLAY;

- 3 periods of 20 minutes of hockey; 60 mins in total.

- If the game is tied after 60 minutes, then OT (overtime) will occur, for 5 minutes, which will be 4 vs 4.

-If no goal is scored after OT, then a Penalty Shootout occurs, where each team will get 3 shooters.

-PENALTIES;

"A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for inappropriate behavior. Most penalties are enforced by detaining the offending player within a penalty box for a set number of minutes during which the player can not participate in play. The offending team usually may not replace the player on the ice, leaving them short handed (as opposed to full strength) or penalty killing until the penalty expires and the player returns to the ice. The opposing team is said to be on a power play, having one player more on the ice than the short-handed team."

For list of penalties click on link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_%28ice_hockey%29#Types_of_penalties

- POINTS SYSTEM -

2 POINTS = for a win

1 POINTS = for losing in overtime or a shootout

0 POINTS = for a loss in regulation time.

- Teams plays 82 games per season; 41 games at home and 41 on the road.

- The goal is to finish in the TOP 8, in your conference, thus advancing through to the playoffs.

- PLAYOFFS -

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The NHL is divided into 2 conferences and then 3 divisions per conference. The teams with the most points in each division are seeded 1-3 and the next highest teams are seeded 4-8 for each conference. 16 teams make the playoffs and each round consists of a best of 7 series.

Round 1 (quarterfinals): 16 teams (8 per conference). 1vs8, 2vs7, 3vs6, 4vs5. Seeds 1-4 have home ice advantage*.

Round 2 (semifinals): 8 teams (4 per conference). After the first round, the teams are re-seeded so that the highest ranking team plays the lowest ranking team. i.e. If seeds 1, 2, 5, 6 won in round one, then the matchups would be 1vs6, and 2vs5, with the higher seeds having home ice advantage.

Round 3 (conference finals): 4 teams. Same as round 2. Western winner is awarded the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl and the Eastern winner is awarded the Prince of Wales Trophy.

Round 4 (Stanley Cup finals): 2 teams. The winners from each conference play each other for the Stanley Cup, the oldest trophy is pro sports history. The team with the better regular season has home ice advantage.

- EVERY TEAMS MAIN GOAL -

TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP

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- Breakdown of NHL teams -

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- ATLANTIC DIVISION -

* NEW JERSEY DEVILS *

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LOCATION: Newark, New Jersey

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 4 times

STANLEY CUPS: 3 (last Stanley Cup - 2002/03)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Martin Brodeur, © Travis Zajac, (LW) Zach Parise

* NEW YORK ISLANDERS *

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LOCATION: Uniondale, New York

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 6 times

STANLEY CUPS: 4 (last Stanley Cup - 1983/84)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Rick DiPietro, (RW) Kyle Okposo, © John Tavares

* NEW YORK RANGERS *

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LOCATION: Manhattan, New York City, New York

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 1 time

STANLEY CUPS: 4 (last Stanley Cup - 1993/94)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Henrik Lundqvist, (D) Marc Staal, (RW) Marian Gaborik

* PHILADELPHIA FLYERS *

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LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 7 times

STANLEY CUPS: 2 (last Stanley Cup - 1974/75)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Ray Emery, (D) Chris Pronger, © Jeff Carter, © Mike Richards

* PITTSBURGH PENGUINS *

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LOCATION: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 4 times

STANLEY CUPS: 3 (last Stanley Cup - 2008/09)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Marc-Andre Fleury, (D) Sergei Gonchar, © Jordan Staal, © Sidney Crosby, © Evgeni Malkin

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- NORTHEAST DIVISION -

* BOSTON BRUINS *

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LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 2 times

STANLEY CUPS: 5 (last Stanley Cup - 1971/72)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Tim Thomas, (D) Zdeno Chara, © Patrice Bergeron

* BUFFALO SABRES *

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LOCATION: Buffalo, New York

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 3 times

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Ryan Miller, (D) Tyler Myers, © Tim Connoly

* MONTREAL CANADIENS *

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LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 8 times

STANLEY CUPS: 24 (last Stanley Cup - 1992/93)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Carey Price, (GK) Jan Halak, (D) Andrei Markov, (LW) Mike Cammalleri

* OTTAWA SENATORS *

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LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 1 time

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Brian Elliott, © Jason Spezza, © Mike Fisher, (RW) Alexei Kovalev, (RW) Daniel Alfredsson

* TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS *

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LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 0

STANLEY CUPS: 13 (last Stanley Cup - 1966/67)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) J.S Giguere, (D) Dion Phaneuf, (D) Tomas Kaberle, (RW) Phil Kessel

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- SOUTHEAST DIVISION -

* ATLANTA THRASHERS *

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LOCATION: Atlanta (aka - the dirtyyy south), Georgia

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 0

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (D) Tobias Enstrom, © Nik Antropov, (LW) Ilya Kovalchuk

* CAROLINA HURRICANES *

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LOCATION: Raleigh, North Carolina

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 2 times

STANLEY CUPS: 1 (last Stanley Cup - 2005/06)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Cam Ward, © Eric Staal, (LW) Ray Whitney

* FLORIDA PANTHERS *

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LOCATION: Sunrise, Florida

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 1 time

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Tomas Vokoun, © Stephen Weiss, © Nathan Horton

* TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING *

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LOCATION: Tampa, Florida

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 1 time

STANLEY CUPS: 1 (last Stanley Cup - 2003/04)

KEY PLAYERS: (D) Victor Hedman, (RW) Martin St. Louis, © Steven Stamkos, © Vincent Lecavalier

* WASHINGTON CAPITALS *

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LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 1 time

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Jose Thedore, (D) Mike Green, (LW) Alex Ovechkin, (LW) Alexander Semin, © Nicklas Backstrom

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- CENTRAL DIVISION -

* CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS *

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LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 1 time

STANLEY CUPS: 3 (last Stanley Cup - 1960/61)

KEY PLAYERS: (D) Duncan Keith, (D) Brent Seabrook, (RW) Patrick Kane, (RW) Marion Hossa, © Jonathan Toews, © Patrick Sharp

* COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS *

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LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 0

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Steve Mason, (LW) Rick Nash

* DETROIT RED WINGS *

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LOCATION: Detroit, Michigan

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 6 times

STANLEY CUPS: 11 (last Stanley Cup - 2007/08)

KEY PLAYERS: (D) Nicklas Lidstrom, (D) Niklas Kronwall, (LW) Henrik Zetterberg, ©Pavel Datsyuk

* NASHVILLE PREDATORS *

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LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 0

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (RW) J.P. Dumont, (LW) Steve Sullivan

* ST. LOUIS BLUES *

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LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 0

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (D) Erik Johnson, © Andy McDonald, (RW)Brad Boyes

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- NORTHWEST DIVISION -

* CALGARY FLAMES *

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LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 3 times

STANLEY CUPS: 1 (last Stanley Cup - 1988/89)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Miikka Kiprusoff, (D) Mark Giordano, (RW) Jarome Iginla, (LW) Rene Bourque

* COLORADO AVALANCHE *

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LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 2 times

STANLEY CUPS: 2 (last Stanley Cup - 2000/01)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Craig Anderson, © Paul Stastny, (LW) Wojtek Wolski

* EDMONTON OILERS *

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LOCATION: Edmonton, Alberta

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 7 times

STANLEY CUPS: 5 (last Stanley Cup - 1989/90)

KEY PLAYERS: (LW) Dustin Penner, © Sam Gagner

* MINNESOTA WILD *

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LOCATION: St. Paul, Minnesota

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 0

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Niklas Backstrom, © Mikko Koivu, (RW) Martin Havlat

* VANCOUVER CANUCKS *

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LOCATION: Vancouver, British Columbia

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 2 times

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Roberto Luongo, © Henrik Sedin, (LW) Daniel Sedin, © Alex Burrows, (LW) Ryan Keslar

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- PACIFIC DIVISION -

* ANAHEIM DUCKS *

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LOCATION: Anaheim, California

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 2 times

STANLEY CUPS: 1 (last Stanley Cup - 2006/07)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Jonas Hiller, (D) Scott Niedermayer, (RW) Corey Perry, © Ryan Getzlaf

* DALLAS STARS *

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LOCATION: Dallas, Texas

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 2 times

STANLEY CUPS: 1 (last Stanley Cup - 1998/99)

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Marty Turco, (LW) Loui Eriksson, © Brad Richards

* LOS ANGELES KINGS *

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LOCATION: Los Angeles, California

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 1 times

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Jonathan Quick, (D) Drew Doughty, © Anze Kopitar

* PHOENIX COYOTES *

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LOCATION: Glendale, Arizona

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 0

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Ilya Bryzgalov, (RW) Shane Doan

* SAN JOSE SHARKS *

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LOCATION: San Jose, California

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: 0

STANLEY CUPS: 0

KEY PLAYERS: (GK) Evgeni Nabokov, (D) Dan Boyle, (LW) Dany Heatley, © Joe Thornton, © Patrick Marleau

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OK, so my local team (whom I don't support) :D, The Toronto Maple Leafs, made one mediocre trade and one massive trade, just a few days ago with the Anaheim Ducks and the Calgary Flames, which was in all the deal with Calgary, a 7 player trade deal. The Flames got Stajan, Hagman, Ian White, Mayers, which in return saw the Leafs get, 3 young players; Fredrik Sjostrom, Keith Aulie, and the most coveted and hyped, talked about thing/person of this town over the past few days, even now, Dion Phaneuf, whom most thought to be an untouchable part of the Flames team, leaving people stunned to see him coming this way. Phaneuf is only 24 y/old, an aggressive defenceman, plays hard, has one 'ell of a shot, probably the hardest in the league, along with Chara of the Boston Bruins, seen as the 'prototype' to Chris Pronger, the kind of player you would wanna build the team around, something the Leafs desperately need, as they're in shambles. In the deal with Anaheim they got one-time Stanley Cup winner, goalkeeper, JS Giguere, seeing Jason Blake, who really eats up alot of the salary cap, with how much he's paid per year, leave, along with the flop, goalkeeper, Vesa Toskala, a reasonable trade.

Right... so two days ago the Flames played their first game with the new-look team, with the inclusion of all 4 former Toronto Maple Leaf acquired players in the trade, and well, they where appalling and I believe lost the game by 4-0. Yesterday, the Leafs played their first game with their new players and won, 3-0, against the New Jersey Devils, where Phaneuf laid out some massive hits, Sjostrom, was good on the PK (penalty-kill). In all a good effort, from a team trying to turn things around, however this is where my rant comes in, :), what the 'ell is wrong with Toronto Maple Leafs fans!!?? They win one game with this new look team, which could very soon even get a fresher look IF Kaberle waives his 'no-trade clause', is traded, now half of 'The Leaf Nation' feel they can make the playoffs! Bloody NORA! These people are off there trolleys! It's gonna take a whole lot more than acquiring the 3 players they did to turn this team around, plus the NJ Devils are'nt exactly a prime team to boast about winning against, as they're in a slump themselves. When will the Leaf fans learn?? Tut tut. :rolleyes:

PS: Anyone got NHL2010 for PS3?

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Alright mate. Dont know nothing about this sport but im always the one to try and get involved in different sports (not necessarily playing in all cases, but watching and enjoying).

Anyway, just reading this and its got me into it abit now mate so i will be subscribing to this thread to read about this sport. Im not a bad ice skater myself but i have never tryed ice hockey.

Is there anything in the U.K to do with this sport (i.e leagues?)

Anyway mate, keep it up and inform us in anything thing great. By the way, that deal with Anaheim Ducks and the Calgary Flames and your local team (which you dont support (: ) sounds great. I guess Dion Phaneuf is like the hot prospect, such as a theo wallcott?

K.I.O, Repped

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Alright mate. Dont know nothing about this sport but im always the one to try and get involved in different sports (not necessarily playing in all cases' date=' but watching and enjoying).[/font']

Anyway, just reading this and its got me into it abit now mate so i will be subscribing to this thread to read about this sport. Im not a bad ice skater myself but i have never tryed ice hockey.

Is there anything in the U.K to do with this sport (i.e leagues?)

Anyway mate, keep it up and inform us in anything thing great. By the way, that deal with Anaheim Ducks and the Calgary Flames and your local team (which you dont support (: ) sounds great. I guess Dion Phaneuf is like the hot prospect, such as a theo wallcott?

K.I.O, Repped

Watcha mate, nice to see you're taking an interest in Hockey now, or that it atleast kinda makes you interested in it. If you wanna watch the games, I think they come on SS at like around 12-2am time in England, yeah I know... very late, so can't fault ya if you don't see that much.

As pertaining to your question about ice hockey in the UK, yeah they do have leagues in the UK. They have 2 Divisions; The Elite Ice Hockey League (which has teams from: Belfast, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Hull, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield) which would be the main league, kinda like the EPL, then another league; English Premier Ice Hockey League (which has teams from: Basingstoke, Bracknell, Guildford, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Romford, Sheffield, Slough, Swindon) which is like the Coca Cola Championship. Also Britain have a mens national team, which unfortunately we didn't quality.... yet again, for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. :( Even outside UK, places like Sweden, Germany, Russia, Czech Republic have their own independent super leagues too, the main grandeur of them all being the NHL though.

Yeah in all the two deals that went down where pretty good for the Leafs. The deal done with Anaheim was more of a common sense deal, where both teams wanted to move cap space, as unlike football, hockey is run on a salary cap. The deal with Calgary though kinda favours Calgary in the short run, but the Leafs in the long run as if Phaneuf cleans up him game, as his decision making is questionable at times, as well as positioning on the ice, Leafs look like they've pulled of a winner, along with two good young prospects. I wouldn't say Phanuef is like Walcott in a good young prospect, just cos Phanuef has already been playing in the NHL for a while now, as a dominant force, is 24 y/old, I'd say he's more like a 24 y/old John Terry, plays hard all night, quite physical, but at times you can call out his abilities, has hit abit of a slump, but the way he played last night, looks like he's turning for the better.

PS: If you wanna get into the Ice Hockey over there in the UK I've posted the links for both leagues, below.

UK LEAGUES:

ELITE ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE

http://www.eliteleague.co.uk/

English Premier Ice Hockey League

http://www.eiha.co.uk/Leagues/EPIHL/tabid/113/Default.aspx

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Alright mate, cheers, i will defo be looking into this sport into more detail. Yes it is on late, but i can record them and watch them the next morning :D. Thanks for the info on the leagues, i will research the teams now mate. Oh, btw, keep this thread running as i always like to hear about knew news from the NHL. Thankyou again, Bcfc12345!

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BIG TRADE + FAIL!

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Massive sniper, goalscorer, fast skater, Ilya Kovalchuk got traded to the New Jersey Devils, along with defencemane, Anssi Salmela who used to play for New Jersey, and in return the Atlanta Thrashers got forward Niclas Bergfors, defenceman Johnny Oduya, prospect Patrice Cormier and a 2010 first-round pick from the Devils. The reason Kavalchuk was traded was because his contract was up with the Thrashers at the end of the season, so rather than just see him leave for nothing, as he turned down their contract offer, the Thrashers shopped him around and picked up the best trade offer. Bit of a risky move for the Devils, because he still has to sign a new contract, or the Devils have traded a whole lot, just to see Kovalchuk with the Devils for 4/5 months, then can leave in the summer.

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Right... so just keeping this brief, yesterday Kovalchuk made his debut for the Devils... against, surprise surprise, the Toronto Maple Leafs... whom I despise :D and well the Leafs where up 3-1 in the third period, with 3 minutes remaining, and what happens? The Devils go and score 3 bloody goals, two of them setup by Kovalchuk! The Leafs who also traded days before this game, for Dion Phaneuf, to address their defensive woes.... clearly still showing, things haven't changed and that they're still chocke artists. :) New Jersey won 4-3. HA!

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BIG TRADE + FAIL!

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Massive sniper' date=' goalscorer, fast skater, Ilya Kovalchuk got traded to the New Jersey Devils, along with defencemane, Anssi Salmela who used to play for New Jersey, and in return the Atlanta Thrashers got forward Niclas Bergfors, defenceman Johnny Oduya, prospect Patrice Cormier and a 2010 first-round pick from the Devils. The reason Kavalchuk was traded was because his contract was up with the Thrashers at the end of the season, so rather than just see him leave for nothing, as he turned down their contract offer, the Thrashers shopped him around and picked up the best trade offer. Bit of a risky move for the Devils, because he still has to sign a new contract, or the Devils have traded a whole lot, just to see Kovalchuk with the Devils for 4/5 months, then can leave in the summer.

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Right... so just keeping this brief, yesterday Kovalchuk made his debut for the Devils... against, surprise surprise, the Toronto Maple Leafs... whom I despise :D and well the Leafs where up 3-1 in the third period, with 3 minutes remaining, and what happens? The Devils go and score 3 bloody goals, two of them setup by Kovalchuk! The Leafs who also traded days before this game, for Dion Phaneuf, to address their defensive woes.... clearly still showing, things haven't changed and that they're still chocke artists. :) New Jersey won 4-3. HA!

Good thread mate, btw, watched Nottingham V Sheffield today on sky sports 4 (it was a replay) and was very enjoyable

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Well, ive been following Coventry Blaze the last week due to them being my localist team, and i found out they are quite good. They are first in the league. They have a player in defence called Jonathan Weaver who is captain of Team GB (Great Britains National Team). Not the best team i heard (They are ranked 26th out the world)

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Well' date=' been researching this sport for the EIHL in the U.k and have learned more about the sport, but could you please tell me if there is any site which says how good players are etc?[/quote']

Nice to see you really wanna get in to it. Here's a site where you should be able to find everything on the EIHL - http://www.eliteleague.co.uk/ Has all the teams on it, so can just get on the team sites from their to see there individual rosters, stats, etc....

Well' date=' ive been following Coventry Blaze the last week due to them being my localist team, and i found out they are quite good. They are first in the league. They have a player in defence called Jonathan Weaver who is captain of Team GB (Great Britains National Team). Not the best team i heard (They are ranked 26th out the world)[/font']

Yeah mate, our GB National team is'nt near as good as the front-runners, nor middle-average teams, we're quite appauling, which is pretty much to be expected when it comes to ice hockey. Last time we qualified for the Winter Olympics was all the way back in ... :eek: 1948!!!! :(

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Nice to see you really wanna get in to it. Here's a site where you should be able to find everything on the EIHL - http://www.eliteleague.co.uk/ Has all the teams on it' date=' so can just get on the team sites from their to see there individual rosters, stats, etc....[/font']

Yeah mate, our GB National team is'nt near as good as the front-runners, nor middle-average teams, we're quite appauling, which is pretty much to be expected when it comes to ice hockey. Last time we qualified for the Winter Olympics was all the way back in ... :eek: 1948!!!! :(

I knew we must be bad, but i didnt know we where that bad! Anyway thanks for the link! Keep posting news on the NHL mate, i enjoy reading it

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Canada - USA 2-3

Men's Gold Medal Game

TOEWS Jonathan 1-0

PERRY Corey 2-0

KESLER Ryan 2-1

PARISE Zach 2-2

CROSBY Sidney 2-3

Great win for canada in extra time

in monday NHL Detroit against Colorado

Milan Hejduk ,Paul Stastny ,Adam Foote against Pavel Datsyuk , Lidstrom,Rafalski .

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I realise that this thread has been dormant for a couple of month's, but hey, it's Stanley Cup play off time.

Anyone else share a love of this sport?

For what it's worth, I'll take the Blackhawks to triumph this year.

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wow no one ever here huh

forsberg is back!!!

Wouldn't be surprised if he gets crocked and retires at the end of the year, permanently. If Sundin and Naslund struggled in the new NHL era as it were, can't see Forsberg getting back into the thick of things either, especially at his age, fitness with regards to being able to not get injured. Avs are living in the past.

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Wouldn't be surprised if he gets crocked and retires at the end of the year' date=' permanently. If Sundin and Naslund struggled in the new NHL era as it were, can't see Forsberg getting back into the thick of things either, especially at his age, fitness with regards to being able to not get injured. Avs are living in the past.[/quote']

such a pessimist :D.

u might be right.

but forsberg's has qualities most todays players dont.

hell probably get injured but until then, lets let the guy live his passion.

ps. not all old forwards suck, just look at selanne!

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such a pessimist :D.

u might be right.

but forsberg's has qualities most todays players dont.

hell probably get injured but until then' date=' lets let the guy live his passion.

[b']ps. not all old forwards suck, just look at selanne![/b]

But Selanne is a legend! Hasn't suffered any major injury problems, nor has left the NHL for a mass period to go and play in a lesser Euro Super League. :P Not to mention, at Anaheim, he had the greatest player of all-time setting up his goals - PAUL KARIYA! :D Whom if I may add is a FA, sitting the season out, recovering from a concussion for the previous season. Would be nice if he comes to the Leafs.

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