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2022-2023 NHL Misc. Thread

cmaleski2

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Smart idea. That gives those who were only planning on tailgating and not attending the actual game an opportunity part with some additional money to be get in the stadium and still not really see the game.
 

StormChaserBH

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The plan is to have the fans slightly off the ground -- perhaps a few feet -- in order to allow them a better view of the ice.
I'm thinking more like how many more rows of the stadium are they going to obstruct the view for by doing that and filling it with people.
 

cmaleski2

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I'm thinking more like how many more rows of the stadium are they going to obstruct the view for by doing that and filling it with people.
That was my first thought when I heard about this, but the article seems to indicate this is just going to be at one endzone and that endzone already is going to have a stage there on the field for performances. These on field fans will be in that area around the stage. If the stage already is an obstruction, having people near that stage a few feet off the ground isn't going to make the obstruction worse (at least that is what I'm thinking).
 

cmon3

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That was my first thought when I heard about this, but the article seems to indicate this is just going to be at one endzone and that endzone already is going to have a stage there on the field for performances. These on field fans will be in that area around the stage. If the stage already is an obstruction, having people near that stage a few feet off the ground isn't going to make the obstruction worse (at least that is what I'm thinking).
Campers on the field. Seating on the roof. Bench passes. Rebel flags. Coolers of beer.
 

jeffbear

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Smart idea. That gives those who were only planning on tailgating and not attending the actual game an opportunity part with some additional money to be get in the stadium and still not really see the game.
Hmm. You're not wrong. And I'm thinking the colleges should set up that kind of area for their games. Oh wait. They already do ... they just call them luxury boxes. I was in a box for exactly one State game and will NEVER do that again. If I wanted to be surrounded by a bunch of insufferable people swilling over-priced box wine while completely ignoring a sporting event then I'd go to more Super Bowl Parties.

For the record, I support these kinds of specialty holding/seating/"viewing" areas. Mostly because it helps keep people who aren't there to watch the game away from me while I attempt to actually watch the game.
 

andyt

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That was my first thought when I heard about this, but the article seems to indicate this is just going to be at one endzone and that endzone already is going to have a stage there on the field for performances. These on field fans will be in that area around the stage. If the stage already is an obstruction, having people near that stage a few feet off the ground isn't going to make the obstruction worse (at least that is what I'm thinking).
I guess it depends on where they put the stage. The stage for the 2 concerts I attended was at the video board end. I don’t know where the Canes locker room will be, but there are locker rooms under the video board, right? If both teams dress there, logistically, it would probably be easier to have the stage at the Murphy Center end, wouldn’t it?
 

jeffbear

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I've gotta say, I'm kinda surprised that a team with the cap space has not yet swooped into Dallas to offer-sheet Jason Robertson.
I gotta feel like teams are convinced that Dallas would match pretty much any contract that they could afford to offer. The Stars might have to do some short term dumb stuff to clear the space, but what are they going to do? Let their franchise forward walk for picks? Highly unlikely.
 

andyt

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I gotta feel like teams are convinced that Dallas would match pretty much any contract that they could afford to offer. The Stars might have to do some short term dumb stuff to clear the space, but what are they going to do? Let their franchise forward walk for picks? Highly unlikely.
Yeah, Dallas has about $6.3 million of cap space and that includes Khudobin‘s $3.3 million. Only Chicago, Detroit, Anaheim, Arizona and Buffalo have more cap space. Plenty of room to match.
 

andyt

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Islanders sign goalie Cory Schneider to a 1 year/2 way contract. He gets $750k/$400k. He played 1 game for the Isles and 30 for Bridgeport last year.
 

jeffbear

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Schneider's career has really been all over the place. These days, you're really better off with three legit NHL options though, and I guess at that price he's about as good as you're gonna do. After last season, it's Sorokin's crease up on the Island, but Varlamov is a solid No. 2.
 

andyt

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The NHL is returning to Europe this year with games between the Preds and Sharks in Czechia and the Avs and Jackets in Finland. The Czech government won’t issue work visas to any Russians. That affects Yakov Trencin from the Preds and Evgeny Svechnikov and Alexander Barabanov from the Sharks. Negotiations between the league and Czech government are ongoing. The Finnish government‘s position is unclear.
 

cmaleski2

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The NHL is returning to Europe this year with games between the Preds and Sharks in Czechia and the Avs and Jackets in Finland. The Czech government won’t issue work visas to any Russians. That affects Yakov Trencin from the Preds and Evgeny Svechnikov and Alexander Barabanov from the Sharks. Negotiations between the league and Czech government are ongoing. The Finnish government‘s position is unclear.
Sharks GM Mike Grier stated that his official position on this is 'either we all go or no one goes'. Stay tuned....
 

jeffbear

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Sharks GM Mike Grier stated that his official position on this is 'either we all go or no one goes'. Stay tuned....
Gotta agree with Grier here. There's no way the NHL should entertain holding competitive games without both teams having access their full rosters, regardless of the reasons why. It's fundamentally unfair. You wanna play exhibition games without Russian players? Fine.
 
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