2018-2019 NHL Season

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  1. Don Wassall

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    Tuned into the Penguins at Kings TV broadcast last night. There was one of those rare ceremonial puck droppings at center ice after the national anthem by an honored person to the two team captains. Was it a former LA Kings great, or perhaps an NHL Hall of Famer? Nope, it was Snoop Dogg. I kid you not.

    Oh, and before the anthem, a military veteran was trotted out on the ice to be recognized, as most (all?) NHL teams seem to do now. Maybe the Canadian teams don't. He was a middle-aged White man in his late 40s or early 50s, probably served in the Desert Storm era and the crowd dutifully gave him a nice round of applause. "Patriotism" has morphed into loyalty to the anti-White idiocracy the U.S. has been transformed into.
     
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  3. Bucky

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    Love a good Hockey Fight

     
  4. Don Wassall

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    There's not much fighting in the NHL anymore, and most of the fights are pretty lame. Tom Wilson has always been a badass but is also a talented player who was a first round draft choice. The goon who could barely skate and served only as an enforcer is extinct now.
     
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    The fighting was such a goofy stunt. I can watch a period or two of hockey and I would catch the Blackhawks back in the day before they got good and Keenan would as I say "skate the goons" at the beginning of the third period like it was scripted. That to me ruined the hockey fights and the matchup fights where everyone on the ice except the superstars tees off then the goalies meet at center ice and start dueling that was bad as well.

    Then on the other hand there were some real wing dingers such as Chelios vs Darien Hatcher, I feared for Chellies life on that one. One brutal one was McSorley the last helmetless player got whooped on by that slow handed AA black player damn good but then came back with a stick and all but guaranteed an end to his career on a bad note.
     
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    The NHL All Star game is tonight. Last night they had the skills competition in what is roughly the equivalent of the 40 yard dash they had the fastest skater event.

    For the third straight year Connor McDavid won. And Buffalo star Jack Eichel came in second. There was even a chick skating and she was pretty damn fast. Even edged out youngster Clayton Keller from Arizona. Keller is a rising star though.

    McDavid, who just might be the best pure athlete in all of sports, and Eichel are starting to resemble Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. Two superstars that should carry the sport forward for the next decade. You always here the term blinding speed when discussing black athletes but McDavid reached 25 MPH in his skate. More like warp speed.

    And there is more to come. Speedster deluxe C Jack Hughes is expected to be the first pick in the 2019 NHL draft.

    There are a lot of terrific young players in the NHL right now including Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon.

    See below results from the fastest skater event.


    https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-skills-competition-fastest-skater-connor-mcdavid/c-304218034


    See
     
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    The chick is Kendall Coyne Schofield, and to my surprise, when I turned on the Pitt-Tampa game two nights ago on the NBC Sports Network, lo and behold she was a paid analyst for the nationally televised game, standing beside Pierre McGuire between the two team benches. She was treated more than fairly and nicely by McGuire, Eddie Olczyk and Jon Forsland, in fact it came across to me as pandering, but Pierre is now being accused by the gynocracy's media of "sexism" because he innocuously said to Kendall in the intro to the broadcast, “Tampa’s going to be on your left. Pittsburgh’s going to be on your right. What are you expecting out of this game? We’re paying you to be an analyst, not to be a fan tonight!”

    This was denounced as "condescending" for some reason. A young girl with no previous broadcasting experience (and it showed), yet poor Pierre, who couldn't have been nicer to her, is somehow a villain. The real issue was why was she rewarded with such a high-profile position without any experience, based solely on her ability to skate fast. The feminists, like the professional race baiters, are motivated by hate and vengeance and will never, ever be satisfied.

    Here's a typical ridiculous rant against McGuire:

    Pierre McGuire's condescending treatment of Kendall Coyne Schofield is all too familiar for women in male-dominated fields

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/spor...e-scofield-pierre-mcguire-20190131-story.html
     

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