Postponed Games Thread

Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Evgeny Oliker, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. MarkusKetterer Shoulda got one game in

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    I think their point was during the layoff, the Sabres were supposed to play the Islanders and Caps (that I can remember) (no idea who the Devils were supposed to play), and instead of those two teams missing games, why couldn’t they play each other instead?
     
  2. WhiskeyYourTheDevils yer leadin me astray Sponsor

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    Yeah that was my thought as well, I'm sure there are scheduling complications that prevent this but I would think that'd be easier to overcome than packing in a bunch of games later in the season.
     
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    Ahhh capito. Y that makes sense
     
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    I know it’s a tough situation, but over how many days? Need to be careful about injuries and quality of play.
    Vancouver played something like 7 games in 12 days and they were useless.
    I hope Minny fares better.
     
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    Green said that the Canucks have had like 5 practices so far this season through 17 games. That is crazy.

    so if you team ends up with a lot of games in a short amount of time there is not going to be time to get on the ice to work things out. Guys will need their rest.
     
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    IOC Declared they moved it once, no way are they delaying it a 2nd year..... again has nothing to do with the NHL OR NBCSN because the NHL wouldn't be on NBCSN/NBC due to Tokyo 2021.
     
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    This still belongs here, right?

     
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    Great, now the power lines are getting covid
     
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    ERCOT is out here trying to save us from having to see those ugly ass reverse retros the Stars were about to wear tonight.
     
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    Right call to postpone that game, although I get why the NHL waited for the mayor to get involved. For obvious reasons they don’t want to postpone any games they don’t have to if they can help it.
     
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    Bunch of schedule updates:



     
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    This year will have a giant asterisk next to it for whoever wins. Entire teams schedules being extremely condensed due to covid exposure. A game every other day until the end of the season.
     
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    Stars have another game PPD. I have to think that the NHL either needs an answer on when they can play, or they will have to temporarily relocate like the Sharks did. I know they only have 1 more home game before a road trip, but they should be proactive and do something about it now.
     
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    this has nothing to do with COVID, this is why Texas doesn't have the energy capability to rely on a sole natural resource, not multiple natural resources
     
  16. snipes How cold? I’m ice cold.

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    What’s up with the power lines in Texas?

    Alberta just had -40 Celsius throughout the province last week with snow falls far worse than what those southern states are getting.

    Just softer/not used to the cold I guess?
     
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    95% natural gas transmission lines which are iced.....
     
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    I don’t get this either, nhl is just sitting on their hands. They should have been planning a move to Tampa since the last postponed game. The lightning already have to make up games vs Dallas at the end of the year, now this just adds on more.
     
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    I don't think the Lightning can enter or if they were there couldn't leave, since the airport is likely closed..... you do realize the AAC also cannot be used for the Mavericks.... who were supposed to host the Pistons tonight in Dallas.
     
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    No, they are not. In Vancouver, our above ground subway system, the tracks do not De-ice, thus when we get a lot of snow (which is extremely rare), that system shuts down and there is a massive backlog and people are scrambing for the bus to get to work. Taken me over an hour more on what typically is a 30 minute communte from my place to my office before when that happens.

    It's a cost/benefit for the system. Not enough days of heavy snow to warrant the cost of the De-Icing tracks. If that system was in Calgary, for sure they pay for it.
    Most likely that is the logic for Dallas and their power.

    No different that buildings in Vancouver have to meet seismic standards whereas they don't in Alberta.
     
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    I get why they didn’t move quick. The notion that a state having issues with a power grid (the only state in the lower 48 that has their own) can’t keep their power on is something that is insane to think about going on for more than a day.
     
  22. snipes How cold? I’m ice cold.

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    It’s funny on the West Coast, I did my undergrad out there back in the day and like the whole city and even classes would shut down for the smallest amount of snow. No one has proper winter tires or knows how to drive on ice (hint: pump your brakes don’t slam them when on ice).

    It’s kind of amusing as an Albertan seeing this and American media acting like the snow and a bit of cold is some catastrophic event. I mean, I guess it is in the sense that the power lines are down and just not used to the cold weather.

    As an Albertan where it was literally -40 Celsius across the Province and upwards of -50 Celsius with the wind chill in some places I still came into my office and people went about their daily lives. Just tougher people in some regards I guess when you get used to growing up with this type of cold.

    When it gets below -40 though that is ****ing cold, you immediately start coughing the second you step outside because of the cold air on your lungs and you can feel your nostrils starting to freeze within minutes. It’s a weird sensation.
     
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    ECHL announces cancellation of KC @ Tulsa
     
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    In Texas, we've previously had to go to rolling blackouts when cold weather knocked out power plants in 1989 and 2011 (not as bad as now, but still not good). In 2014, we narrowly averted blackouts after a couple of power plants shut down for the cold weather.

    After each of these events, the recommendation was to winterize power plants, but our state declined to do so because doing so would cost money. This power outage is happening because we wanted to save money. We aren't soft. We're dumb.
     
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    It's like the hockey gods up there just don't want the Cup final rematch to happen...

    PS why can't they just play elsewhere, like the Sharks did? Or swap home ice? i.e. play these two games in Tampa and those scheduled for 27.2 and 1.3 in Dallas. Easy solution.
     

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