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    Some speculation on Twitter that because they haven’t announced an opponent it could mean someone is relocating to Houston. I can’t tell if it’s serious or not.
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    Has anyone been to a Winter Classic game in person? I watch it every year and it always looks amazing... on my TV screen from my warm living room and couch. I can't imagine it being all that great a live experience. The stands are so far away from the ice I can't imagine you can really see much, and that's to say nothing of the weather...
    I was there yesterday...

    For me, it was a cool thing to check off the bucket list. The crowd was massive and I get why this has "event" appeal. That being said, I would probably have been massively disappointed if I actually paid full TicketBastard prices for this.... My seats were the 3rd row from the top of Section 121 (south end zone, under the videoboard) I could follow the play, but it was hard to see any detail. The far side of the ice was impossible to see.

    Notre Dame gets an "F" for hosting this event however.... I get that this event is a one-off thing, but concession stands were out of anything that wasn't water or beer by the 1st intermission. They were massively understaffed as well. The beer stand below my section had just two people working. They were running a register AND getting drinks. It was ok for beers (crack the can, hand it off), but when someone ordered a mixed drink, they would struggle massively to pour the shot, pour the mixer, and add the ice. Clearly they just wanted their day to be over. I left my seat a whistle around 3:00 to go in the 1st and got back right at puck drop of the 2nd for my $12 beer. There was no way a single person was getting food AND a beer without missing 1/2 the game...

    Also, parking was a joke.... We bought a parking pass for "Innovation Park", but at no point did anyone scan or even ask to see said pass. Also, we arrived in the lot at about 11am and literally got one of the last spots there (pass did say that parking was NOT guaranteed with less than 90 minutes till gametime). Many tailgaters had tailgate stuff on the sides of vehicles (clearly stated NOT being permitted) and vehicles were parked in a manner that forced many people to have to do a 180* turn to exit. As a whole, ND's traffic management sucked. It took 90+ minutes to get back onto the expressway (about 15 miles). Gridlock was a massive problem. Traffic cops were also quite passive in directing people. Several times people would hesitate, change lanes, or do something that disrupted flow and nothing was done to correct the matter. Several times, cars making right hand turns would wait for "large" openings to make their turn and traffic directors did nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    I was there yesterday...


    Notre Dame gets an "F" for hosting this event however.... I get that this event is a one-off thing, but concession stands were out of anything that wasn't water or beer by the 1st intermission. They were massively understaffed as well. The beer stand below my section had just two people working. They were running a register AND getting drinks. It was ok for beers (crack the can, hand it off), but when someone ordered a mixed drink, they would struggle massively to pour the shot, pour the mixer, and add the ice. Clearly they just wanted their day to be over. I left my seat a whistle around 3:00 to go in the 1st and got back right at puck drop of the 2nd for my $12 beer. There was no way a single person was getting food AND a beer without missing 1/2 the game...

    Also, parking was a joke.... We bought a parking pass for "Innovation Park", but at no point did anyone scan or even ask to see said pass. Also, we arrived in the lot at about 11am and literally got one of the last spots there (pass did say that parking was NOT guaranteed with less than 90 minutes till gametime). Many tailgaters had tailgate stuff on the sides of vehicles (clearly stated NOT being permitted) and vehicles were parked in a manner that forced many people to have to do a 180* turn to exit. As a whole, ND's traffic management sucked. It took 90+ minutes to get back onto the expressway (about 15 miles). Gridlock was a massive problem. Traffic cops were also quite passive in directing people. Several times people would hesitate, change lanes, or do something that disrupted flow and nothing was done to correct the matter. Several times, cars making right hand turns would wait for "large" openings to make their turn and traffic directors did nothing.
    As a host, Notre Dame provided the location, and that was pretty much it. All of the logistics are controlled by the NHL. All of it. While Notre Dame does use the some of the same concession vendors that the NHL uses, the contracts were with the NHL and not Notre Dame. Like any major college they are used to hosting a 3 hour long sporting event that 80,000 people show up to. I have no idea why the NHL had problems there that are not common to the football games. Concessions, parking (at least parking on campus property), all of that was controlled by people other than Notre Dame. I've been to plenty of football games there and never saw 45 minute waits for water and concession booths running out of food. I do agree though that under any circumstances it takes to long to get away from there when you leave.

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    Went to the Pizzarena and watched the Wings give away a winnable game tonight. That Gaudreau guy is pretty good at hockey though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    I was there yesterday...

    Also, parking was a joke.... We bought a parking pass for "Innovation Park", but at no point did anyone scan or even ask to see said pass. Also, we arrived in the lot at about 11am and literally got one of the last spots there (pass did say that parking was NOT guaranteed with less than 90 minutes till gametime). Many tailgaters had tailgate stuff on the sides of vehicles (clearly stated NOT being permitted) and vehicles were parked in a manner that forced many people to have to do a 180* turn to exit. As a whole, ND's traffic management sucked. It took 90+ minutes to get back onto the expressway (about 15 miles). Gridlock was a massive problem. Traffic cops were also quite passive in directing people. Several times people would hesitate, change lanes, or do something that disrupted flow and nothing was done to correct the matter. Several times, cars making right hand turns would wait for "large" openings to make their turn and traffic directors did nothing.
    This is why we'll likely never see a game at Beaver Stadium. Most who haven't been there don't realize that on a fall Saturday the majority of the parking/tailgating is on hilly grass fields surrounding the stadium. Ain't happening in the middle of a normal Happy Valley winter.
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    Mitch Marner with a goal 7 seconds into this afternoon's tilt with the Wild, adds a second 5 1/2 minutes later.

    How is he not on the All Star roster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    Mitch Marner with a goal 7 seconds into this afternoon's tilt with the Wild, adds a second 5 1/2 minutes later.

    How is he not on the All Star roster?
    One wonders. But every point is another ka-ching in his pocket come the summer. He and Tavares have been playing yo-yo with the puck all season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    Mitch Marner with a goal 7 seconds into this afternoon's tilt with the Wild, adds a second 5 1/2 minutes later.

    How is he not on the All Star roster?
    Because the format doesn't allow for it, honestly. With every team needing to be represented, there will always be snubs until it changes.

    Examples: Jimmy Howard is DET's representative, despite Larkin probably being most deserving. The Atlantic division's forward class is pretty incredible when you think about it, just too many deserving players for only however many spots (6 IIRC). I would guess Marner wins the "Last Man" vote, given the Leafs fanbase size, but you're still leaving very, very good players out that are also in the voting:

    @_marlanderthews: The Atlantic division All Star snub team is better that most all star teams 😂

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    Conor Garland just scored by taking a high wrist shot off his face. Blood on the ice, he goes to the locker room for some stitches I assume.

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    Hey Kep, the Isles scored 3 in the first 5 minutes against the Lightning tonight!
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    Apparently, last week, Matt Dumba threw a punch and ruptured his right pectoral muscle.

    Wasn't he having a decent season up until then?
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    Re: NHL 2018-19 Part 1 - No power outage in Toronto this year!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Apparently, last week, Matt Dumba threw a punch and ruptured his right pectoral muscle.

    Wasn't he having a decent season up until then?
    It was a few weeks ago. He's already had surgery. Yes, he was having a great year. Minnesota Sports fans can't have nice things.
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    Peter Chiarelli fired in Edmonton, a day after signing his backup goalie to a 3 year contract (with some sort of no-trade, naturally).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Apparently, last week, Matt Dumba threw a punch and ruptured his right pectoral muscle.

    Wasn't he having a decent season up until then?
    As previously mentioned, the injury happened quite a while ago. Last week it came out that it happened during a fight in a game. We all knew it did, but the Wild wouldn't confirm.

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    Peter Chiarelli fired in Edmonton, a day after signing his backup goalie to a 3 year contract (with some sort of no-trade, naturally).
    Never has someone done so little with so much.
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    Peter Chiarelli fired in Edmonton, a day after signing his backup goalie to a 3 year contract (with some sort of no-trade, naturally).


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    Hey Kep, the Isles scored 3 in the first 5 minutes against the Lightning tonight!
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