I had wondered if they were going to put a soccer stadium there, but I guess not.
I also wonder how many high-end apartment complexes this city needs, but Columbus seems to be doing pretty well right now so who am I to argue?
Haha, those were good puns though.
It's not good for the league when 20-25 percent of games are going to overtime, I think. This is one reason I'm in favor for changing the standings, it would incentivize trying to win in regulation and more fairly apportion points because of that.
The unfortunate thing, at least for you, is that the general fan I think loves the shootout. You go to games and everyone gets on their feet and there's a buzz in the building. I know hockey purists tend to hate it, and at the end of the day it was not ideal when so many games were going to them. Now, with 3-on-3, I suppose it's not as big a deal because so many games end before the shootout. And at the end of the day, you have to go with the fans on some things, I suppose.
You make one typo and everyone's on your ass, lol
Porty will still be covering the Jackets, that much I'm sure of.
I haven't had the chance to cross paths with him quite as much as Rob has, but Porty did a great, great job at the Dispatch. He's one of the best NHL beat writers in the business, and he's always been good to me when I've seen him. I wish him the best of luck wherever he lands.
Hitch wins, lol
Sorry sorry sorry. But it could happen. Ha. Here's hoping it won't.
You made some good points in there, especially with how it got harder and harder to score as the season went on. Jarmo clearly knew that as he went about trying to improve the team. The thing is time is still on his side. What does Duchene do right now to help a terrible Colorado team? There's time to make that deal still. Nothing has really changed from day one of free agency IMO.
I'm into gambling until I lose, haha. I'm not the kind of person who would go out there and be OK with blowing a grand, but I'd play a bit. But mostly, I just want to see the place. Top Golf and 4 a.m. steak is fine with me!
I will admit I didn't include Gagner because we all pretty much knew he was gone as soon as he had all those goals in the first few months, haha. But that is kind of an oversight. If you think about it that way, this team now lost 4 of its core forwards from last year in Saad, Gagner, Karlsson and Hartnell. The one big acquisition is Panarin and a whole season of Bjorkstrand, plus Motte and Schroeder. Then Hannikainen and the young guys. Does it all add up? We shall see. It will be fun to watch.
This always seemed like a pipe dream at best, but it does kind of stink to see one more option off the table.