I pressed the Oilers button and my browser crashed. :(
I hate everything.
Edit: Aww jeez, gold? Thanks stranger, makes me happy. I mean still sad about hockey, but better. It's complicated.
For real though, bidets are the truth and seriously neither expensive nor hard to install.
I’m sitting on mine right now after taking a heavenly coffee poop and am reveling in my clean butthole.
If you want to live like a caveman smearing your feces further with an elevated soft paper towel, be my guest though.
Edit: Best wishes, Q. May you grab your nuts at many refs in your next chapter.
Edit 2: here’s a model similar to the one I have:
Luxe Bidet Neo 120 - Self Cleaning Nozzle - Fresh Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment (blue and white) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A0RHSJO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GaF4BbHZXSN67
I may your buttholes ever be clean!
Worth mentioning that the only Nucks goal should have been waved off due to goalie interference.
edit: here's the "goal" courtesy of /u/Lor-Zod
Tbf, women are more prone to concussions in sports than men. If you want to determine which sport causes more concussions you should compare the men’s leagues or the women’s leagues, not one to the other.
Don't have a clip of it, but commentators were saying Shaw was holding Ribeiro's arm.
Edit: here's a clip. You can barely see Shaw pulling his own (left) arm back after he get's punched, or at least it kind of looks like it... You decide.
Tungsten carbide rings in particular are great for this. Especially ones with decorative notches.
In fact the striking tips of many glass breaker tools are made of tungsten carbide.
Rings like this can easily take out glass from many angles.
Let's not forget about his book - The Ovechkin Project, a behind the scenes look, lacking only the participation of its subject.
If I remember right, lots of miscommunication. 2 Jets got on the ice, making 5 for the too many men since they were on the PK, then BOTH immediately tried to get on the bench to avoid the too many men penalty, thus leading to a 4 on 1.
Here's the video from further down the thread.
Hola is terrible as you can also get the instance of being unlucky if one of those IPs has been filtered as spam and you browse on here while waiting for netflix.. you get shadowbanned (speaking from experience).
If people are looking for free alternatives I'm currently using Zenmate, which works fairly well for everything.
DJ Gallo is such a fantastic sports satirist. I started loving his writing way back in 2006 with his breakdown of the Madden 07 ratings. Great things like...
>98 -- The awareness rating for Ray Lewis. That strikes me as a bit high for a guy who for the longest time couldn't remember anything about a certain evening in Atlanta a few years ago, don't you agree?
>90 -- Brett Favre's morale rating. While I disagree a bit with Ray Lewis' attributes, this one is right on. Playing against Brett Favre is absolutely fantastic for a team's morale.
If you're looking for a good bathroom book, I suggest checking out his View From the Upper Deck. Bunch of short sports satire stories that are well consumed in short 5 minute sittings. Stories like "Lack of Yellow Card Miraculously Heals Soccer Players Broken Leg" and "NASCAR Race Ends Tragically Without a Single Crash".
I like the Large Bottle Cover. Who cares how much water is in the bottle! Few left!
Edit: Looks like there is one for every team on groupon!
I think the allure of it is because ESPN already made a pretty sick mock up logo for it.
Plus it would be completely different in terms of color scheme. Which has not been seen since...San Jose.
Made a spreadsheet for this. Teams are sorted by PPG/min, with their traditional PP rank next to team names.
At the risk of being r/hailcorporate, ESPN+ is a damn good deal, especially if you like sports other than hockey (soccer being the primary).
Has anyone else used ESPN+ with a VPN? I've had issues both mobile and through a router with my VPN (ExpressVPN).
$141,463 is just under 3 times the average annual salary for someone in Canada. Source
It's really hard to feel any sympathy for these guys, ever.
Check out the book Chill Factor: How a Minor-League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever .... pretty good read about the Columbus Chill and how it paved the way for Columbus to get an NHL team.
The Chill was a really great experience, with some crazy promotions that teams would never be able to get away with now.
You can find the book on Amazon here
"A representative from the ALS association told Mashable that the organization saw nearly a fourfold increase in donations at the national office of The ALS Association between July 26 and Aug. 6 compared to the same period last year.
Donations specifically between Aug. 4 and Aug. 6 have been 10 times higher compared to the same time period in 2013, the spokesperson added." Source
So I had time to waste and I like pointless trivia that don't mean much, so be nice, but here's what I got.
As per these guys, the name Thorburn is Scottish: from a northern Middle English personal name, Old Norse þórbjörn, composed of the elements þórr (see Thor) + björn ‘bear’, ‘warrior’.
When the Habs flipped that 2nd to LA for a 3rd and a 5th, they picked Norlinder with the 3rd, and with the 5th they took a guy called Jacob LeGuerrier. Literally French for "the warrior".
Also apparently Enstrom is made of en (juniper) and strøm (river). That's just the basis for a shitton of gin, isn't it ? I'm sure this deal made someone drink though.
You think that's odd? Wait til you see this. Hockey fanfiction is real and it's very confusing.
To be fair, Lemieux signs those too, McCarty did an AMA where he said he was impressed Lemieux will sometimes sign them as "Turtle"
Karlsson doesnt bring any physicality to his game, he's only offensively gifted!
Karlsson has been throwing his weight around tonight, he had another good open ice hit
It's outside the rules for this post, but I thought "HP Pavilion" was a pretty slick name when HP had the naming rights, because of the double meaning:
You're getting downvoted but, are you wrong? The coldest month in Dallas is January. It was in the 80s multiple times in January in Dallas this year. That makes it pretty tough to keep the ice playable, right?
You guys, while it's intermission, can we talk about how great it is that the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter is already funded? But you don't have to take my word for it...
1st Period Goals
I thought Parise came because his wife is a nurse and there's a large medical community in the Twin Cities area; giving her many job opportunities and the ability to keep working in a field she loves?
EDIT: Guys it was a joke! A joke I stole from the sports talk radio station show The Common Man Progrum on KFAN in the Twin Cities. It's literally something Craig Button said, seriously said, after Zach and Ryan signed with the Wild.
As I have linked below this comment there is a special "tournament" that the radio program does every year called The Preposterous Statement Tournament. It takes comments made by sports personalities, athletes, celebrities, and people from the station itself that are preposterously ludicrous and makes a bracket out of them and lets listeners and fans vote the statements through the bracket until they pick the ultimately preposterous statement of the previous year. To put it simply, it's fucking hilarious and it grows in popularity every year. There is a "Selection Show" every year that they do live on the air. They even have a Hall of Fame! Here is the same link that is below. It's this year's selection show. Doesn't have the "Parise's wife's job statement" on it but it's still funny as hell and worth your time. Listen to it at work, while working out, whenever; trust me it'll make you laugh. It's the top podcast link on the page.
So if anyone didn't hear the "fuck you precourt" chant that happened at the Crew game last week, here it is.
I was a part of this chant, and it was amazing. I'm sure the TV broadcast picked it up, because we were loud
(For the people that don't know what I'm talking about, here's a link that explains what's going on)
For people who don't believe you:
tl;dr: puck physics guy left his job as a cern engineer to do the puck physics
PLEASE don't give ESPN more page views. Download The Score app. It's 10x better and doesn't encourage the trash that (the former) WWL has become.
Play store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fivemobile.thescore
I don't think anybody disputes that Yzerman was a competitor - I have many memories of seeing him yelling and screaming with the best of them. However, an editorial by Paul Stewart on Yzerman's "whining" is what defines him as a "class act" or not? I don't think so, good sir.
The Red Wings had history with Mr. Stewart.
Harper is actually a die hard Leafs fan. He grew up in Toronto and actually has a book written about the history of the Maple Leafs: https://www.amazon.ca/Great-Game-Forgotten-Professional-Hockey/dp/1476716536
Because of how Toronto and by extension the Leafs are viewed out West though, he was never open about it during his tenure as PM. Also helps that they sucked so he was never put in a position to have to cheer for them.
Harper is like many Leaf fans out west. Him or his family moved out there from Ontario but kept their Leaf fandom despite embracing a lot of western values. The Habs also have a similar phenomenon which is why the Leafs and Habs have such a wide following.
As a sidenote, on how Toronto is viewed in Canada: Back around 2000ish, CBC did a documentary on separatism in Canada. At the time there was rising Albertan separatist sentiments and we were only 5 years removed from a referendum in Quebec. CBC took a hardcore Quebec separatist and had him live in Alberta for about a year and learn about Alberta's view of Quebec and the rest of Canada and they took a proud Canadian boy from Alberta who had rising separatist views and put him in Trois-Rivières, Quebec to do the same. At the end of the documentary both guys met up again and discussed their experiences. One of the things they agreed on was that Toronto was one of the main problems.
Wild hit the post right before Hossa launched it down the ice. If that goes in, it's 3-2 and who knows what happens.
Toews also hit the post on the EN when it was 4-3. That sounds like something that would happen to the Leafs, except the other team would eventually tie the game.
He came off the fucking bench and made straight for him. There's a better angle out there, they showed it on the Stars feed. Over the wall. Straight through center ice, Straight to Klingberg. Ignored Klingberg's pass, One more stride, right into him. It was charging. Shanaban could put out a video on what constitutes charging with this hit.
Edit: https://streamable.com/i4y8 IamValNichushkin for the link.
Is there a particular reason you would want to though? I get my money's worth. I watch at least 2 games a night, more on weekends. I don't have to sit at my computer either. Unlocator is my homeboy.
They're not allowed because each country buys their own rights to broadcast. But for future reference, get something like ExpressVPN and connect to Canada. Have been watching with canadian coverage through iPad+Airplay in the US for $13 and it's been awesome.
Yeah, very easy. But eventually you’ll learn to stop watching the puck and just watch the game. Watching a play develop instead of who’s swatting at the puck that moment.
A good book to check out if you’re new to the sport is Take Your Eye Off The Puck by Greg Wyshynski.
This report on a study in Nature Scientific Reports would seem to confirm that athletes are somewhat smarter. In many ways this makes sense. I think it's generally agreed that there is a relationship between a healthy body and healthy mind. Being an elite athlete takes a tremendous amount of concentration.
I don't have a source, but I wouldn't be surprised if professional athletes lean to the right politically. By definition, they're exceptional - which combined with hard work has allowed them to succeed. I can see how many conservative ideologies would mesh with their life experience. But I'm just speculating.
Now, as to whether athletes are well informed and have an accurate perception of reality, that's a different story. Elite athletes are almost always optimists. You need that quality the need to succeed. However in the book Learned Optimism, Dr. Martin Seligman tries to understand why pessimists exist. To have that capacity, seems like an evolutionarily unsuccessful quality. Well, it turns out, when they do tests, pessimists have a better grasp on reality and their environment. In other words, people with brains that tend to lean toward pessimism have a better understanding of what's actually going on.
So do you want to trust an athlete's perception as to how the world works? Well, their experience hasn't been the same as the rest of us who have to muddle through being average. Perhaps that's a reason why the best players often don't make good coaches.
Or maybe I've been drinking and am full of shit on a Saturday night with no hockey on.
Jonathan Towes Lazers Second Goal of the Game
Jonathan Toews Puts Blackhawks up Early
Clips are from CBC and posted for discussion and reporting purposes.
I've had that mindset from the moment I saw the initial roster. On a related note, you would enjoy this garbage piece from ESPN:
> From a pure hockey standpoint, Team Canada is filthy rich in talent.
> But Team USA was built to steal that fame and fortune at the World Cup of Hockey.
> Is Canada really the better team, though?
> The American roster was built to slow down Canada. Every team has some level of depth in this tournament, but Team USA has the right kind of depth.
Try and get through the entire article without laughing or just shaking your head. I dare you.
43:00 In, 43:40 for the actual bit about it (I'd start at 43:00 for context)
Maybe you're not seeing the comment by /u/flakyflakes here:
I dunno, this one the Pens posted earlier is pretty fucking awesome.
Also bonus pic. #FlowBrosForever
It's an app I developed about 2 years ago that sends notifications when NHL news is tweeted. You can check it out on iOS and Android!
After the great support for Burke last week I was disappointed to read all of the misinformation and support of sexist comments in this sub. Can't we just strive for a day when the Starship Troopers locker room happens?
Really? Cause this clip pretty clearly shows Stastny hitting the stick out of Myers' hands, preventing him from making a play to stop that goal. Maybe it should have been called interference instead, but it sure as hell wasn't a clean play.
It's an exception to traveling. You can read the full definition of traveling [here](http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Traveling_(basketball\)), but basically it means that as long as you keep moving you have two steps after you pick up the ball before traveling is called. It exists to make scoring easier on a layup or dunk.
*Edited to fix link.
It's a tiiiiiiny bit better than this: https://www.amazon.com/Boston-Bruins-Autographed-Hitting-Miller/dp/B00KIYBO30
(Miller was concussed on that play, as well).
Especially considering that the team auctioned one of those off for charity.
I preferred The Last Gladiators, if you want a doc about goons. It's made by Oscar winner Alex Gibney, who is probably the best (or at least most successful) documentary filmmaker working today. Even people who have no interest in hockey that I've shown it to come away liking it. It's streaming now on Amazon Prime.
Calgary. That place seems to always be jumping.
Edit: Especially on Iggy's return to Calgary when announced as 3rd star and then Hudler's empty netter to clinch the playoff berth this season.
06:51 CHI Teuvo Teravainen (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Marcus Kruger (10), Andrew Desjardins (5) 1 - 0 CHI
18:46 VAN Derek Dorsett (7) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 1 - 1 Tie
>A terrible play by Michal Rozsival
Me waiting for the next game after a win.
Me waiting for the next game after a loss.
It's probably considered offensive because it's usually used as in reference to a dog and that one of the other definitions is calling someone stupid.
James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail has tweeted about it. Apparently Angela Rypien is his cousin; she's also tweeted about it. Sad day.
Flames/Canucks games (especially the playoff series the season before last) are just plain dirty. There's some real hatred there. Gaudreau, in particular, was deliberately targetted with a lot of dirty wrist-slashes. If you can't hit him, cripple him I guess. I suspect the Flames would have been badly out-gooned in that series if Ferland hadn't gone crazy "irrelevant". Normally, the Flames are one of the lesser penalized teams in the league, so calling them the West's Bruins is a tad off-base.
Fortunately, for Gaudreau's wrists at least, it seems pretty unlikely that the Flames and Canucks will face each other in the playoffs again in the near future.
Edit: I looked it up. Last season, the Flames were 19th most penalized team in the league with 9.20 PIM/gm while the Canucks were 11th with 10.01 PIM/gm. The season before, the Flames were 28th in the league with just 7.63 PIM/gm, while the Canucks were 5th with 10.88 PIM/gm, actually beating out Boston that season. The Flames definitely lost some discipline last season, but the Canucks are still a more penalized team.
The rest of the fan proposal can be found here. I prefer the alternate logo over the primaries.
The best I could find is the story.
It's on page 43.
The game was on October 14 2006 against the LA Kings. Marty was thrown out because of Rule 76.1 saying goalies cannot take faceoffs.
Red Reader shows the flairs. It's free and open source. Personally my favourite way to view reddit on my phone.
Terry wrote a book back in 2014, called Tales of a First-Round Nothing. He did some junkets where he dished on his Therrien stories, there were some audio on Slapshot Diaries, etc.
I stand corrected. Apparently, they released a graphic novel at the All-Star Game.
And the Habs released a short story for <em>The Canadien</em> at the 2011 Montreal Grand Prix, with <em>The Penguin</em> making a cameo.
This is the best I could do
They really didn't show him change, you just got to look at the top to see it. Next time you saw him he was in the crease.
Greg Wyshynski's new book "Take Your Eye Off the Puck: How to Watch Hockey By Knowing Where to Look") will probably be helpful. I can't say for sure because I just started reading it last night and am only a handful of pages in.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DJB43W2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I think it's this one. It's an otterbox, but it also comes with this sort of utility outer shell that you can take off and use as a stand and stuff like that. It's bulky as shit, but I've seen him throw it down flights of concrete stairs numerous times, and through the dawn's early light, I can see the iPad is still there.
I can't recommend enough Bob Probert's book. What a fascinating dude - crazy, but fascinating.
By percent, last season 24th
12-13, 5th. So you're right 3/4 years ago.
So overall pretty middle of the road. Occasionally top 10 but not usually or consistently
I trust ESPN generally on attendance numbers, source
Ken Campbell has a book called Selling the Dream which looks at how much families spend on hockey.
Bleacher Report has an interview with the author that discusses some of the book.
One of the most pertinent points:
>[I]t does become a little mind-boggling when you put it down on paper. For example, in terms of expenses and lost wages, Matt Duchene's parents spent more than $300,000 on their son's hockey career; and that's just the financial sacrifices they made. That will actually turn out to be a great "investment" on their part, but what about the families who make all these sacrifices, only to find out there's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
Ohh, I thought you had me, so I had to look. But according to ESPN's numbers for 2015 the Blue Jays had an average attendance of 34,504 (Eighth highest in the league), while the Leafs had 19,158.
The Rays were dead last with 15,403, and the Lighting were Eighth with 19,092.
But the Blue Jays have been good lately, and even in 2008 when the Rays won the American League and went to the World Series, they still only averaged 22,259, still nearly at the bottom.
The real ones are 100% polyester
The groupon ones are 8% cotton
>it’s the playoffs. they called that correctly.
No they didn't. What Kreijci did is literally exactly how a spear is defined in the rulebook. And he makes contact, which the rulebook says is a major penalty and a game misconduct
They should be calling all these crosschecks, but that doesn't change the fact they fucked up the call on Kreijci
Here's the rule from the rulebook: https://snipboard.io/S7ctfz.jpg
I'm concerned that the streamable website isn't secure. I posted a thread about it in /r/netsec only to have it removed (and now I can't post the question to anywhere else because reddit is blocking my submissions).
Here's the thread I posted:
>The website 'streamable' has been used more frequently for hosting short videos. The /r/hockey and /r/soccer subreddits in particular have been using the website to host game highlights.
>Today, I was watching this video when I noticed that streamable's identity was not verified. After clicking on 'https' for more information, Chrome also notified me that the encryption algorithm used by the website is obsolete.
>Is this concerning news for the users of /r/hockey and /r/soccer? It seems that anyone who created a streamable account is at risk due to the weak encrytpion, but are the people who view the videos also at risk because of the identity not being verified?
Can anyone with experience in netsec confirm these suspicions? And I advise people to avoid creating an account on the site until this is sorted out.
OK My floor is covered with towels, back to business as usual.
Johnny Gaudreau -- 1-0 CGY
Jiri Hudler -- 2-0 CGY
In case anyone else was as interested as i was, here's an amazon link to the product.
Also, its not the only one so if you are in the market there are many options!
> He grew up in Toronto and actually has a book written about the history of the Maple Leafs: https://www.amazon.ca/Great-Game-Forgotten-Professional-Hockey/dp/1476716536
I just want to say, as a big reader and a lover of hockey books, this was one of the most boring books I've ever read. Sorry Harper, but we don't need a play-by-play description of every single transaction that ever happened in now non-existent leagues in 1906. Cool that he wrote it though!
That's actually not at all what he said in response to being asked about the tweets. He basically brushed it off as casual racism is okay if you're a teenager, and think you're being funny.
So I said I would sing if the canes won so... This is me fulfilling that promise. Pls no flaming my voice thx also i hope toews is alright https://www.speakpipe.com/voice-recorder/msg/pzcinwf8ogxdcnce edit: my phone autocorrected last names :(
Actually the best Keenan story is courtesy of Adrian Aucoin from his Spittin' Chiclets episode where Keenan starts pulling his crap on Mogilny and promptly gets bitchslapped by Alex in front of the team. At about the 42 minute mark
Fan video, no commentary
TV version here, with commentary
> The 100th best NBA player is viewed as a 'role player' while the 100th best NHL player is a major contributor for his team.
Let's test that theory out.
> 100: GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO
BUCKS | FORWARD
> 100. Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers
Well, all right then.
Jonathan "Potty Mouth" Toews.
Even in evidence a few nights ago after game 1.
Honestly, I'm surprised he doesn't swear more in interviews. "Fuck" seems to be a filler word for him.
So new strategy since I'm always wrong it feels like. I've decided to just flip 10 coins using This website and decided to use Toonies, because Toonies are awesome! If more heads come up then I will pick the home team to win, if tails away team. Todays coin flip outcome was 5 Polar Bears (tails) and 5 heads. So will flip a real toonie now for the deciding factor, and it came up tails. So Nashville will win.
Record so far with coin flip is 2-2
If they weren't in a "cable package" it sure as hell wouldn't be $6 a month... it'd be more like $36.
There's a seller on Amazon that I like called the 500 club. I got their Ovechkin 700 goal shirt.
They do more than just Capitals gear.
I know this may be a short term thing but I hope the Blues can help Marty get a little closer to 700 wins. Can't wait to see him play again!
I need to get myself a Blues' Brodeur jersey.
This was the penalty:
He doesn't touch his head, worst he does is lie on the floor. Either way it was a penalty.
edit: Boyle's the one who got hit in the head and didn't return to the game.
This article is about Team USA's management committee. Once you understand what goes on in that room the decision make sense.
Called a debatable slashing on Stastny that became a no-goal. Jets win 1-0, game most likely would've went into OT if it wasn't called. Refs weren't too good to either team though
Here's the slashing call: https://streamable.com/gwve
This year's playoffs have the highest temperatures in the history of the NHL with no teams falling below 32 F (0 C) for their average annual daily temperature.
According to Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of concussions include the following:
Quite a lot of those are common symptoms in many, many different illnesses and shit.
In the same vein, Steve Ott is like the friendliest dude. He's so nice to all of the fans, and like strikes up conversations with us when signing autographs. He's also friends with like every one of our players. Here's Ryan Reaves and Ott's daughter.
Fucked up the original link, Im trying to see the fastest possible uploads I can get, i guess Ill slow down to get it right :/
This is the real question, with pretty much all services. I'm really new to all this and don't understand encryption and VPNs all that well, but it seems okay. It definitely works differently than Hola. There's some more info on the FAQs here: https://zenmate.com/faq/#how-differothers
But it could always end up being another shady operation down the road. :/ I've been checking out /r/vpn trying to learn more lately
1080p Youtube stream
GeoBlocked for you?
Install Hola into your browser. Set it to connect through Belgium.
-Try other countries
-Try switching to another Browser and install Hola on it (Chrome <-> Firefox)
My god that's 7,061,845 Biscoff cookes per year based on this amazon listing
If you live in a blackout area, it will be blacked out (duh) unless you use a VPN to show your IP in a different area.
I subscribe to NHLtv for the Islanders, I live in NJ. Without a VPN, every game would be blacked out. With my VPN set to show me in Philly or Atlanta, I get to watch every game.
I got in on a deal for NordVPN for $50 for 3 years. It's worked really well for me.
I know it's not free, but for $5 a month you can use a tool called Unlocator to get around those blackouts. It's extremely easy to use, and works wonders for me.
If it's something you'd want to do I can help out.
literally just googled soundboard app:
You're getting downvoted because people who are trying to keep an open mind are not going to view it favourably if you make judgements on the probability of an accused being guilty. If we follow the logic that accusations are more important than the default presumption of innocence, Mario Lemieux stood by and watched while a woman was raped by one of his teammates.
The auto industry is still a huge part of it
Stuff like this is very cool and intuitive
His celebration afterwards
Edit: And I did make a higher q version than the one up there, I was just trying to post it quickly, so here:
It's not that great because it keeps messing up the white parts in it - will have to figure out how to fix it.
These may be very very very wrong. But at least it's a roster?
check them out here: