Maybe John Elway will quit his executive position and come out of retirement to lead Denver back to their glory days. Other than that, I can't see Kyle Orton back as QB. He is overrated and does not have the winning mentality that Tebow has.
Bruins have 10 straight. I think the Cup hangover is well and truly gone.
Clawed back to take victory last night.
Down 2-0 in Carolina (from a couple of fairly freakish goals, to be honest). From earlier this season, you'd expect Montreal to just fold - take a lot of penalties and fall short of equalising.
Not this time.
Started with the PK unit - Lars Eller slots a rebound goal shorthanded to make it 2-1.
Tie it at 2-2 with a tip in from Cammalleri.
Carolina matches that one with a shot that banked in off a skate.
Travis Moen picks up his 7th of the season to make it 3-3.
Erik Cole (who spent most of his career in Carolina) almost wins it with 30 seconds to go - goal was disallowed and no penalty awarded for a fairly blatant trip (that's the 2nd time that's happened this year to him, too)
Scoreless OT (why Eller didn't play any OT minutes is beyond me).
Gionta scores the only goal in the shoot out to win it 4-3.
Meanwhile, in the Bruins-Buffalo game-
After their last meeting when Milan Lucic took out goalie Ryan Miller :
(Miller suffered a concussion and hasn't played since)
It took 1:23 for this
Credit to Regehr, but Zdeno Chara (at 6'9) is probably not the guy you want to go toe-to-toe with
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Flacco was good on 3rd downs but all you got out of it was FG.
Did seem like the first team to score a TD was going to win since both D's were playing well, Ravens got it first...after the refs screwed us out of one.
Ducks win 4-1. A shocking performance against the team coming second last in the league.
MTL @ SJS
Good game here. Sharks tied it up with 1:26 left in the 3rd to force it to OT and SO.
MTL lose 4-3, but played well.
MTL @ LA
Solid performance gives Montreal a 2-1 victory. Powerplay scored, snapping it's non scoring streak. And Louis Leblanc picked up his first point (he was called up to fill in for Max Pacioretty after #67 was suspended for 3 games for the Letang hit) with an assist on Kostitsyn's game winner.
In more general NHL news, from 2012-13, the 2 Conference/8 Division system is gone. It's now 4 conferences, 2 of 8 teams, 2 of 7 teams
In no particular order:
1. Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Buffalo, Florida and Tampa Bay
2. New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Washington and Carolina
3. Detroit, Columbus, Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago, Minnesota, Dallas and Winnipeg
4. Los Angeles, Anaheim, Phoenix, San Jose, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Colorado
Map looks like this, basically:
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With the realignment comes a tweaking of the schedule. Every team will play each other in a home and home series. In the seven-team conferences, teams would play six times -- three home, three away. In the eight-team Conferences, teams would play either five or six times in a season on a rotating basis; three teams would play each other six times and four teams would play each other five times. This process would reverse each season: An eight-team Conference member that plays an opponent six times in one season would play it five times the following season. (Confused yet?)
When it comes to playoffs, the first 2 rounds will be within the conferences 1v4, 2v3, then the winners play each other - no word yet on how the rest will be worked out yet(regular season standings?).
I was actually a Steelers fan first, because they were seemingly winning every year when I was a kid and the fullback's name was Rocky
But, I didn't know anything about them aside from the fact they were the Justice League of football. Everyone was a HOF'er on those 70's teams!
I'll try to make this as clear as I can because it's at the point now that the details are sketchy.
When the Bears were making their Superbowl run in 85 the news/newspapers and relatives in my family that were Giants fans-(Let me just say that my immediate family couldn't care less about sports. My dad never watched baseball, football, hockey...nothing. I was self-taught most things)- were talking one day at my Grandmother's house how unstoppable this Chicago Bears team was.
I actively sought out this team and learned about them on my own, which wasn't especially easy back then because there was no Sportscenter, Obviosuly no Internet and no Sports talk radio yet.It was out of character for me, but I wished to be included in some of these conversations my uncles were having and I didn't really have a team.
I immediately fell in love with this team that had a larger than life coach, a reputed unstoppable group of killers on defense, the greatest running back in the history of the sport and a quirky qb that I wanted to emulate. So much so that I started wearing sunglasses everywhere I went day/night and still pretty much do.(never did the headband thing. That style went out by 87)
Then they shut out the Giants and went on to win Superbbowl 20 and I was convinced I was a fan of the next great dynasty!
not so much
I have suffered through many bad seasons. Terrible drafts. I only get to see a handful of games a year and they usually lose when I watch