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  1. ccfcrob

    ccfcrob Active Member

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    Sometimes I feel like the only person in the UK that religiously watches and follows the NHL. Especially due to my team Edmonton Oilers being consistently rubbish for ten years.

    So if anyone does follow it as a league or specific team let me know!
     
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    I'm a big fan mate. Followed the Flyers for over 15, mainly painful years..
     
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    Senators for me. The time difference is a killer for watching games, especially at this time of the year with multiple overtimes.

    Team GB are playing in the World Champs Div 1B next week, should have a good shot at winning.
     
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    Completely understand that feeling lol
     
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    It is sometimes truly terrible, I attempt to watch most of them but sometimes give up before a 3.30 am Face Off :(
     
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    Not really on topic, but I saw a group of lads playing hockey in the street yesterday. Hadn't seen that since my mighty ducks days!
     
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    I will take it lol FYI I hate that Disney franchise masquerading as a professional sports club.
     
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    Blaze go in to a lot of schools and run starter sessions which obviously aren't on ice. Could have picked it up from there.
     
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    I'm a maple leafs fan. Always enjoyed the NHL and never really followed a team until the late great Wade Belak turned up at Blaze.
    Nice to see leafs having a decent season at last. Great coach in Babcock there, so hopefully he'll get them back to how they once were.
     
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    I just can't get into it, I have been three times once to the blaze, once to see the Seattle timberwolves and once to see the Edmonton Oilers. The t wolves game had the best atmosphere I have ever been in (even beating the Milan Derby).

    The replica kit last forever though I bought a cap at the Oilers game and wore it to Wembley and it still looks brand new and my little girl has a Taylor Hall shirt that is fantastic quality and again looks new even though she has had it for six years.
     
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    Canucks for me, ever since 2010. Reason being I just picked them when I first got an NHL game for my xbox
     
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    Babcock has a proven track record also. Difficult task to rebuild an ageing team but somehow he is managing it.
     
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    Well my jealousy has just reached an all time high!
     
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    Rangers fan. Great experience taking in a game at MSG.
    Shocked we won our series this weekend though. Ottawa Senators up next.
     
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    Team GB have their second game of the IIFH Div1B Champs at 7:30 tonight and if you head to Premier Sports facebook page there will be a free stream.

    Got of to a good start in the tournament yesterday with Blaze's Liam Stewart making his full international debut.
     
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    Always like the Rangers and don't really know why. Fancy you to beat the Sens though.
     
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    Good stuff I would never have been aware of that. Thanks!
     
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    Great win the other night and a first international goal for Liam, his Dad seemed pleased.


    Lithuania at 7:30pm. Will be tough one, they're unbeaten and haven't conceded a goal. No (legal) free video stream this time but its live on Premier Sports and there's commentary on the BBC Sport site.
     
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    They seem to have forgotten to geo lock the free video feed on YouTube



    No commentary but you could have the BBC sport commentary if you can get them vaguely in sync.
     
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    GB currently 10-0 up against Netherlands. Looks like promotion is going to come down the the winner of GB v Japan tomorrow.
     
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    4-0 victory over China in the Gold medal game sees GB promoted to Division 1A.
     
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    I seen this on FB last night. Brilliant result!
     
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    This is in serious jeopardy now lol
     
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    Well that's that! We lost in game 7 last night to the Ducks
     
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    Can't see anyone but the Penguins winning again, sadly.
     
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    They are playing extremely well again. Strong all round
     
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    Happy enough taking a split back to Ottawa for the next 2 games.

    Sens games are even later now, were all 7pm local (midnight here), now they're the only Canadian team left they've been pushed back to 8pm which means puck drop is rarely before 1:30am here. Not easy to get up for work in the morning.

    Why can't the listed start time for hockey be the time they actually start like in any other sport?
     
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    I does irritate me when face off is detailed everywhere at 3.00 am however the puck never drops until 3.12 am. Crazy!
     
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