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  • Rangers are the only NY team I cheer for. They're my father's favorite (North Stars didn't exist until he was 16) so I grew up watching their games with him.
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    • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
      Isles fan here let's go Rangers there I said it fight me.
      Isles fan here. Puke. This is akin to a Democrat cheering on a Republican. Sometimes you just need to stand up against evil. ; )

      Go Avs!
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      • The slamming music miliseconds after every single whistle in Raleigh is everything that's wrong with capitalism and consumerism.

        The volk are veal to be fattened and slaughtered.

        Congratulations to the Rangers.
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        • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
          I would also note the Slovaks and the Swiss both have better finishes in the last decade than the US (and the Slovaks have also won it more recently as well).
          Slovak / Czech / Norwegian / Italian here to say you better believe the small fry care about the IIHF.
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          • Originally posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post

            Isles fan here. Puke. This is akin to a Democrat cheering on a Republican. Sometimes you just need to stand up against evil. ; )

            Go Avs!
            My hatred for (1) franchise stealing and (2) the South completely overshadows any rivalry issues I have.

            Brothers fight but then stand against the world. Same reason* I root for Harvard in the NC$$. The wogs begin at Chestnut Hill.

            * Offer not available for Quinnipiac, who are no one's brothers except they are the spiritual sibling of the slamming canned music in a 6-2 loss .
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            Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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            • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
              Nobody cares about any IIHF tournaments so why does USA Hockey compete at all?

              Edit: They also can’t win the ones they do care about.
              Nobody cares about the World Championship in North America. Not even hockey fans. Which is why nobody cares to play in it, and since it's held during the Stanley Cup playoffs, you are guaranteed never to have the top players available. Ergo, nobody cares. So, winning stats in the WC means squat.

              This has nothing to do with any other IIHF tournament. In the other tournaments you (usually) get the best available, eligible players to suit up.
              Russell Jaslow
              [Former] SUNYAC Correspondent
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              • Let's Go Oilers (though I think Colorado is the team more capable of beating Tampa)

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                • Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
                  So, winning stats in the WC means squat.
                  Categorically not true.

                  Above all the normal, ya know, World Champions “nonsense”, it’s the largest contributor to the IIHF World Rankings, which is used to determine qualification to the Olympics.

                  The tournament that’s apparently the only one that matters.
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                  I spell Failure with UAF

                  Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                  But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                  Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                  Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                  • Edmonton - New York final, please. I can live quite happily with either of those winning it all. The 'Lanche robbed Quebec and that other fake franchise doesn't even exist.

                    Stanley Cup champions since 1980:

                    80 New York Islanders
                    81 New York Islanders
                    82 New York Islanders
                    83 New York Islanders
                    84 Edmonton
                    85 Edmonton
                    86 Montreal
                    87 Edmonton
                    88 Edmonton
                    89 Calgary
                    90 Edmonton
                    91 Pittsburgh
                    92 Pittsburgh
                    93 Montreal
                    94 New York Rangers
                    97 Detroit
                    98 Detroit
                    02 Detroit
                    08 Detroit
                    09 Pittsburgh
                    10 Chicago
                    11 Boston
                    12 Los Angeles
                    13 Chicago
                    14 Los Angeles
                    15 Chicago
                    16 Pittsburgh
                    17 Pittsburgh
                    18 Washington
                    19 St. Louis
                    Last edited by Kepler; 05-31-2022, 01:12 PM.
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                    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                    • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                      Categorically not true.

                      Above all the normal, ya know, World Champions “nonsense”, it’s the largest contributor to the IIHF World Rankings, which is used to determine qualification to the Olympics.

                      The tournament that’s apparently the only one that matters.
                      I think the rule is, if the US doesn't do well, it didn't matter. :-)
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                      • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                        Categorically not true.

                        Above all the normal, ya know, World Champions “nonsense”, it’s the largest contributor to the IIHF World Rankings, which is used to determine qualification to the Olympics.

                        The tournament that’s apparently the only one that matters.
                        I do get that (and there was one year, a long, long time ago this was a big scare for the USA). However, wasn't one of the contingencies for the NHL to participate in the Olympics was that the "big" countries must be allowed to send teams to the Olympics, no matter what their ranking is? So, in the end, it doesn't really matter because the USA and Canada (and I'm sure Russia (pre-invasion), Sweden, Finland, Czechia, etc.) were getting into the Olympics no matter what happened in the WC.

                        And if the NHL doesn't send their players, I couldn't give a crap about the Olympic tournament.
                        Last edited by Russell Jaslow; 05-31-2022, 03:03 PM.
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                        • The Rangers in 94 never happened.
                          **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

                          Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
                          Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            Edmonton - New York final, please. I can live quite happily with either of those winning it all. The 'Lanche robbed Quebec and that other fake franchise doesn't even exist.

                            Stanley Cup champions since 1980:

                            80 New York Islanders
                            81 New York Islanders
                            82 New York Islanders
                            83 New York Islanders
                            84 Edmonton
                            85 Edmonton
                            86 Montreal
                            87 Edmonton
                            88 Edmonton
                            89 Calgary
                            90 Edmonton
                            91 Pittsburgh
                            92 Pittsburgh
                            93 Montreal
                            94 New York Rangers
                            97 Detroit
                            98 Detroit
                            02 Detroit
                            08 Detroit
                            09 Pittsburgh
                            10 Chicago
                            11 Boston
                            12 Los Angeles
                            13 Chicago
                            14 Los Angeles
                            15 Chicago
                            16 Pittsburgh
                            17 Pittsburgh
                            18 Washington
                            19 St. Louis
                            L.A. made your cut? They're basically the original "sunbelt team". :-p

                            Also, I know it's been cool to hate Mickey Mouse ever since Gretzky called them that, but at least the Devils play in a traditional hockey climate.

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                            • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

                              L.A. made your cut? They're basically the original "sunbelt team". :-p

                              Also, I know it's been cool to hate Mickey Mouse ever since Gretzky called them that, but at least the Devils play in a traditional hockey climate.
                              You're forgetting the age scale. With the Kings founded in '68, the Islanders would be sacrificed as illegitimate if the LA isn't allowed to have a team.

                              Although Calgary on here doesn't make since if New Jersey isn't allowed to be on.
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                              1966, 1986, 2007

                              Go Tigers, Go Packers, Go Red Wings, Go Pistons

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                              • Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post

                                I do get that (and there was one year, a long, long time ago this was a big scare for the USA). However, wasn't one of the contingencies for the NHL to participate in the Olympics was that the "big" countries must be allowed to send teams to the Olympics, no matter what their ranking is? So, in the end, it doesn't really matter because the USA and Canada (and I'm sure Russia (pre-invasion), Sweden, Finland, Czechia, etc.) were getting into the Olympics no matter what happened in the WC.

                                And if the NHL doesn't send their players, I couldn't give a crap about the Olympic tournament.
                                The top 8/9 (depending on where the host nation is ranked) makes the Olympics. The Big 6/7 would need to not make the knockout round at the WC and/or completely flop at the Olympics to not stay in the Top 8/9 of the rankings. So there's no auto berth per se, but it's a de facto one.
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