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CBJ's up 2-0 over the Washington Capitals in their best of 7 series...games 1 and 2 were in DC...games 3 and 4 in Columbus...CBJ's have never won a playoff series...good chance for the CBJ's to win the series.
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My tOSU son goes to a couple games a year and says the town is pumped for their hockey team. If hockey were as fun to watch on TV as it is live, more people would care. If you ever get a chance to see NHL live, you should take the tickets and go. It's so much better when you're there.

My dad loved hockey and took me to Dayton Gems and Cincinnati Sting games as a kid. His cousin - Lucien Grenier - played on the 1969 Montreal Canadian's Stanley Cup champions and later for the LA Kings...he once sent us signed hockey sticks and pucks for Christmas...why we didn't store them away for keepsakes is a question for the royal ages.

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I have been a hockey fan since the late 70's watching the Gems as a kid. Then the Bombers when they were at HARA.

Love going to and watching Blue Jackets games, been searching the internet for tickets for either tonight or Thursday that I can afford, but probably just going to watch on TV. Stole a pair of tickets for only $30 over face value and great seats a few years back for the first ever home playoff game against Detroit.

We just can not keep giving up an early 2-0 lead in every game and trying to dig out of a hole, going to catch up with us.
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Jackets fall in double OT, 3-2.

I am no hockey expert at all, but man, that was a long game...about 4 hours.

Exciting game, for the parts I watched. IMO, Washington looked like the better team tonight: better passing, more structured/organized attacking and play...Columbus was too sloppy with too many bad passes and turning the puck over too much....cbj's looked good attacking though.



Things that I do not understand about hockey:

offsides

icing

when is stick poking/tripping/checking a foul? Seemed like there was some stick poking, checking, and tripping that was not called a foul.

if a team hits the puck out of bounds, then the other team should get possession, there should be no face off

what are the rules regarding the crease in front of the goal?

can you check and/or poke your stick at the goalie?

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Things that I do not understand about hockey:

offsides

icing

when is stick poking/tripping/checking a foul? Seemed like there was some stick poking, checking, and tripping that was not called a foul.

if a team hits the puck out of bounds, then the other team should get possession, there should be no face off

what are the rules regarding the crease in front of the goal?

can you check and/or poke your stick at the goalie?

You need a to just watch a game sometime with someone who knows the rules, it really is one of the easiest sports to understand once you know the rules. Quick simple answers below, I might try to add more details later as time allows. By no means am I an expert, but I think this will help a bit.

Offsides- The puck basically has to cross the blue line in the offensive zone before any of the offensive players have completely crossed the line. This eliminate cherry picking. The call last night where they overturned the goal, the Washington player entered the zone before he had control of the loose puck, then brought the puck into the zone across the blue line, thus it was offsides that video review caught.

Icing- You can not pass the puck across the center line and the blue line in your offensive end with enough momentum that it crosses the line parallel with the front of the goal (goal line). This is sometimes "waived off" if the referee feels the defensive team could have played the puck or in cases where it was tipped.

stick poking, tripping, etc a foul- Anytime a player is injured it is called, or if it impedes a player or results in a turnover is a simple way to explain it. Many times not always called if it has little bearing on the play itself or is not a dangerous flagrant act.

Puck hit out of bounds- This is actually a two minute delay of game penalty if this happens and the puck was not tipped or did not hit the glass. The call on the Blue Jackets in game #2 was bull****, as replay showed puck went off the glass then over the boards so it should not have been a delay of game penalty. If the pass or shot is tipped which is usually the case when the puck goes over the boards, no penalty and just a face off. As a side not, before boards were added on the sides and extended higher, I saw a couple real nasty pucks to the head of spectators at HARA Arena. I ducked once (did not spill my beer) and the lady behind me took a direct hit, always felt bad about it but was natural split second reaction on my part to keep my teeth!

If you check or poke your stick at the goalie, a real good chance your going to get your butt kicked, then once the fight is over be spending time in the penalty box. The goalie is fairly well protected rules wise and your not allowed to interfere with their actions, especially within the goal crease.
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The cbj's are losing 1-0 in the first period. Ugh.

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The expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights qualify this year for the playoffs in their 1st year, and then win their 1st round playoff series.

Unbelievable.

It took the expansion cbj's 8 years to even make the playoffs, and they are now in their 17th year this year without a playoff series win.
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A couple good videos.

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CBJ was up in the series 2-0 and ud2 starts this thread and the wheels fall off.

Please, do not tell us how good the Flyers are doing after the first two games this season, your bad luck man
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CBJ was up in the series 2-0 and ud2 starts this thread and the wheels fall off.

Please, do not tell us how good the Flyers are doing after the first two games this season, your bad luck man
I plead guilty.

Sheesh, this is awful, lost 3 in a row.

Win the next one in Columbus tonight to set up a decisive game 7 in DC.
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Jackets down 1-0, end of 1st.
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Jackets down 1-0, end of 1st.
Please, watch something else Mr Bad luck
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I know, I'm a jinx. Internet score updates only, no TV.

This is gut-wrenching.
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Tied up 1-1!

Tempted to turn it back on.
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I know, I'm a jinx. Internet score updates only, no TV.

This is gut-wrenching.
It as to be you that is the jink, just ask my Cleveland Browns.......
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Down 3-1...oh man.
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Good news for the future

Hopefully can keep the core young group together, as CBJ is tied for the youngest team in the league

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What can you say? That truly sucked. Win first 2 on the road and then drop 4 in a row.

The cbj's are the only active NHL team to have never won a playoff series.



3 complaints about the rules that I have:

1. If the goalie makes a glove save, then there should not be a stoppage of play and a face-off. Let the goalie just pass the puck from out of his glove, and we play on.

The constant face-offs really IMO disrupt the flow of the game. Make the game more like soccer, fewer stoppages, fewer disruptions, and that also makes the game not last so long.

2. If the puck goes out of bounds, possession should go to whoever did not touch it last...no face-off to resume play, just an inbounds pass to the team that did not knock the puck oob.

3. Nobody is allowed to use their hands to catch the puck, except the goalie. Make it like soccer.

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You forgot...

4. Female refs:



5. Hockey Cheerleaders!

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This explains the very early success of the Las Vegas Golden Knights.



http://www.realclearlife.com/sports/...-cup-favorite/:


While before the season the Golden Knights had 200-1 odds of winning the Cup (easily the worst in the NHL), in hindsight their success makes a good amount of sense. They unquestionably benefited from a rule change aimed at enabling expansion teams to make stronger initial showings. The NHL limited existing franchises to listing either nine or 11 players as untouchable (depending on the positions they wanted to protect) during the expansion draft. Previously, teams could guard 12 or 15. This meant Vegas had access to a lot more talent than earlier expansion teams and they used it masterfully.

Here’s one example. Vegas convinced the Columbus Blue Jackets to give up their 2017 first-round pick, a 2019 second-round pick and David Clarkson in exchange for a promise that Vegas would leave some unprotected Blue Jackets alone. Vegas took the goodies and selected William Karlsson from Columbus … and he promptly finished third in the NHL in goals and first in plus/minus (no player in the NHL saw his team outscore the opposition by more when on the ice).
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The Washington Capitals defeat the Las Vegas Golden Knights, 4 games to 1, to win their first Stanley Cup.
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The Washington Capitals defeat the Las Vegas Golden Knights, 4 games to 1, to win their first Stanley Cup.

The Blue Jackets had a 2-0 lead in the series on the eventual cup champions and were much more competitive in 3 of the 4 losses than Vegas looked in most of the series. Blue Jackets are a young team with a ton of talent and speed much like the Caps. I look for good things in the next few years from CBJ as our youngsters mature a bit more!

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The pre-game sword fight, flaming arrows and catapult was entertaining but a bit over-the-top. If you missed it, imagine Game of Thrones morphed with a Broadway play inbred with Pro wrestling as an opening act for a profession sports event.

IMRO, it's wayyyy over thought and wayyyyy tooooo much drama. Blood and guts hockey highlights would be effective for the Stanley Cup Finals.

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You understanding the game better the more you watch?
Honestly, I quit watching and lost interest after Columbus lost. Sorry!
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