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The collision physics and enforcer engine in NHL ‘14 (EA Sports) look pretty awesome — too bad the rest of the game has become unplayable in recent years for me to want to buy this.

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i-still-believe-in-detroit:

stackiii:

I will never get tired of watching the Nashville Predators end the Detroit Red Wings in the 2012 Western Conference Quarterfinals. What a great moment for the franchise!

Yeah, I guess when you’ve never won the division, presidents trophy, the conference, or a Stanley Cup you have to hold on to the little things

Tell us, Hockeytown, how did all those division titles, Stanley Cups, and President’s Trophies help you last year? (Or this year?)

Hint: once the season is over, it’s over!

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ericshuff:

davidiseccentric:


I feel you Rinne. I feel you.


Did this at my rec league game tonight too. I feel ya, Pekka.

I love when my editor at On the Forecheck calls games like last night’s “dumpster fires.” Of course, I don’t like games that are dumpster fires, and I’m sure dumpster fires themselves are actually pretty dangerous.Anyhow, this happened last night after Anaheim scored its fourth on Nashville. My Preds would dumpster burn all the way to a 5-1 pasting.

ericshuff:

davidiseccentric:

I feel you Rinne. I feel you.

Did this at my rec league game tonight too. I feel ya, Pekka.

I love when my editor at On the Forecheck calls games like last night’s “dumpster fires.” Of course, I don’t like games that are dumpster fires, and I’m sure dumpster fires themselves are actually pretty dangerous.

Anyhow, this happened last night after Anaheim scored its fourth on Nashville. My Preds would dumpster burn all the way to a 5-1 pasting.

(Source: daveedgamboa)

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#NHLLockout Officially Becomes a Drag on Canada’s Economy

By Mrmullet at en.wikipedia. Later version(s) were uploaded by Pedant at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Forward!" as American voters said inexplicably on November 6:

Canada’s economy grew a paltry 0.6% in the third quarter. On a monthly basis, it was flat in September from August.

One clear drag: a lingering National Hockey League lockout.

Canada’s statistics agency didn’t actually break out the NHL effect. (Though in hockey-crazy Canada, there may be an argument for that.)

But in its monthly report, it does have a line item, “arts and entertainment,” which slid 2.6% on the month. The agency specifically cited the lockout as hitting this subset of the economy.

And that’s just September. The league so far has cancelled 422 games through Dec. 14, and there’s a possibility the whole season could be scuppered.

More in the Wall Street Journal's Canada Real Time blog.

Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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