Mar 30, 2015

Here come da playoffs bitCHes! ... but first beat the fucking Lightning! Game Preview and One Thread

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113 comments:

  1. Condolences to Mike Babcock and family on the loss of his father. R.I.P.

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    1. Sympathies à la famille Babcock.

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  2. Tonight's mission - Just win baby!!

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  3. the Maritimer11:06 AM

    It will be interesting to see how much leaffool envy and Hab hatred will be on display on April 15th on all the "National" networks.

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  4. PLEASE FFS JUST BEAT THEM ONCE SHOW YOU CAN DO IT

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  5. Would love to see TFS get that well-deserved 42 wins under his belt.
    Go Habs Go!

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  6. A win would be nice, but really it's the four games in the second round where it will really count. GyMFHG!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. From the previous thread, regarding moe's Jagr post, I agree 110%. DGMB has made some great moves during his tenure. I don't believe half of what I read, but by all accounts, Jagr wanted to play here a few years back when he was a young 40ish guy. Maybe even 39. This was a big fail on Bergevin's part on my account. When a superstar, one of the league's best to ever play the game (I'm talking top 20ish) WANTS to suit up with your team you give him what he wants.

    Bergevin's second big FAIL as the kids say these days, has to be this year's trade deadline. Nice try I guess, to firm up that bottom 6, but thusly it would appear to be a bust. Maybe those guys will surprise us and be real character playoff performer types. Mitchell started in the Sharks' franchise and we know how well their playoffs have gone...every time.
    I said it before, Smelly-Pith reminds me of RBQ - not interested in playing here. So, maybe he'll turn out to be a real playoff performer!

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    1. the Maritimer4:21 PM

      I was ambivalent about a Jagr signing. If he was going to be signed, I would have preferred it for a complete season, not a trade deadline pickup. Jagr didn't contribute much in Boston's trip to the Finals a couple years ago scoring wise. I admit to not watching any of those playoffs so I'm not sure if he was a factor or not. I will say #68 would probably have been a better option than Briere who turned into PAP. I certainly wouldn't have given up what Florida did a month ago.

      As far a this trade deadline past, there was no Vanek to be had and NO big name scorers moved. The only one I can possibly think of who might have been available was kessel the vessel and there is no way MB or MT would have wanted that tainted leaf introduced into their dressing room and it's also a boat anchor of a contract for 7 more long years. MB did all I think he could, tweaking the bottom two lines, getting a little quicker and tougher. The Habs are one of a few teams in the East who could make it to the finals this year so I saw no need to disrupt the existing chemistry or deal away good draft picks.

      BTW, what did you think of the Walking Dead season ender last night Saint Paddy? I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    2. @the M if I may butt in on the Walking Dead discussion...

      I enjoyed it, but I HATED it. If that makes sense. An entertaining 90 minutes of TV, but NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENED. The entire back half of this season we have been teased with stuff about the Wolves, and about some big confrontation between our gang and the Alexandra gang. We got neither. We got set up for the next season instead. fuck that

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  8. Anyone else having timeout issues today?

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    1. ... and no, I haven't been put in a corner. Just Blogger acting up.

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    2. I've experienced 'service not available' over the weekend.

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  9. The SFU hates comparisons. Here is nice one;

    http://www.swisshabs.ch/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Capture-d’écran-2015-03-30-à-10.05.59.gif

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  10. the Maritimer3:52 PM

    Happy 70th birthday to the great Eric Clapton. Been listening to some Cream today. Laaaayyylaaaaa.....

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    1. Bonne Fête Eric;

      Love this song! --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EivR78mrRFE

      Try not to move your feet.

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    2. Bonus live version; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Gd8Ywlabw

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  11. “Andrei Markov, who was voted by the media who cover the Canadiens as the team’s candidate for the Masterton Trophy for dedication, perseverance and sportsmanship.

    The 36-year-old Markov, not a big fan of media interviews, said with his usual deadpan humour: “It’s probably even more special because it comes from you (reporters).”

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  12. We are so FHFucking blessed to have such classy and caring players on our team;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJvDtS828s8

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  13. Getting 'service unavailable' error 503 again.

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    1. Yeah, got it a dozen time today. I blame the SFU.

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  14. It's officially 'playoff beards' time. Plaid's got a head start.

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  15. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!!!!

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  16. btw no Blogger or timeout issues. And I am the king of tech issues, so that's something

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    1. I stand corrected, just got a 503 error. If only we knew am internet lawyer or a tech expert who could deal with these things...

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    2. We can't fix fucking 503s. Maybe Google should just shutdown Blogger, or upgrade it or move it to a better server. BTW, Google, sue me cuz I know a great internet lawyer.

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    3. I just would have though it was my computer and been none the wiser.

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  17. Got an amazing-smelling vegetarian piri piri thing happening. It smells great, we'll see how it tastes!

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    1. Keep us posted!

      Sushi and Chardonnay.


      ... and ... http://www.haagendazs.us/Products/Product/2501

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  18. Experimenting with recipes for Manhattans. 3 tries, I still don't have it right. I will keep trying!!!

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    1. Had a Rum-based Manhattan at a party yesterday. OK, I had three. Good stuff.

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  19. Jonah Keri's 'Up, Up and Away' goes paperback today. A great Expos read from a local guy and one of baseball's best (newish) writers.

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  20. Going out for this one again.
    Win it, boys! GYMFHG!

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  21. So have you guys been following this broon/Sens twitter thing about making the playoffs? I guess Boston sent out a tweet saying playoff tickets will be on sale this Thursday, so Ottawa tweeted a pic of a cart with the "B" on it before the horse. But really, Sens fans are ones to talk. They were celebrating and trash talking the Habs all over the internet last week. Lots of hockey still to be played. I kind of want FLO to sneak in there. They still have 2 games against the broons.

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    1. To see Gallant make it and clod embellish his excuse of not making it would be icing.

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  22. No 503s since 6:06.

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  23. Almost forgot about the refs.

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  24. the Maritimer7:49 PM

    @HabsFan29 re: The Walking Dead----- I think the biggest accomplishment was Rick proving he was right to the Alexandrians, who were living in their little bubble. He proved that you need 1) guards at all times and 2) there's only one way to deal with nutjobs in the zombie apocalypse. Yes, they were also setting up for next season with the Wolves being "not far".

    I'm glad Darryl made it through otherwise I was done. He'll be the last man standing.

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    1. anyone can dump a zombie on the floor of a big meeting to prove they're right. It's in Robert's Rules of order

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    2. You're right about Darryl though. whew

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    3. ***SPOILERS!!!***

      I think the finale proved once and for all that Rick is WRONG. Everywhere their group goes, destruction soon follows. The farm, the jail, Alexandria, etc. Alexandria was doing just fine before the group arrived. And in the what, month at most since they've been there, Deanna has lost a son and a husband, the only doctor is dead and walkers breached the wall for the first time.

      If you really think about their world, it's Rick's group that are the lucky bastards that fuck everything up for everyone else, not the other way around.

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    4. ooh hot take oman! i like it

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    5. the Maritimer9:08 PM

      Alexandria is lucky Rick's group showed up first. The Governor would have wiped them out. The "I Saw It First" gang would have raped and pillaged the place and the Wolves would kill, then cut everybody in half. Like Rick has said, the Walkers aren't the real problem, it's all the kooks running around trying to take stuff by killing everyone.

      Trouble does seem to follow Rick's people around but hey, it is the zombie apocalypse and like Abraham said: " there is an ocean of shit out there and Rick Grimes knows every grain of it...and then some."

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  25. the Maritimer7:51 PM

    Also, I've never had a Manhattan. I have had a Long Island Ice Tea however.

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  26. Get the fuck out of the way!

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  27. TFS! Fuck you refs!!

    Funny that the Habs have carried the play yet are the ones who already have 3 penalties. Funny how that works.

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  28. Nice kills. Till the refs find something else.

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  29. well we're not losing

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  30. Tampa's 5on3 was 503

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  31. So, Lego scores just after a PP last game and has been a beast out there drawing a penalty....and gets no PP time in the 1st.

    But I do have another trivia question for you guys:

    Despite the Habs having 3 PKs, guess what forward has the 2nd most TOI in the 1st?

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    1. Correction! Amazingly, he only has the 3rd most TOI!

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  32. Freidman really has turned into a SN shill. He has a problem with the TB penalty. Three penalties against the Habs are fine. But one against the Bolts. Unacceptable!

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    1. He's a frustrated 'born and bred' (his words) blue and white fan and today he suggested that Tampa was the new 'blue and white' to cheer for.

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  33. Raped by the refs

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  34. Wow, the refs have no intention of even pretending this game with be fair.

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  35. Patches!!!!

    Eat it you fucking dirty refs!!!

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  36. the Maritimer8:59 PM

    This is complete fucking bullshit and I ain't watching anymore. FYR!!!

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  37. The Habs keep fucking that Tampa Bay chicken. Weird.

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  38. Figures after all that, it takes a perfect shot from the other side of the ice to get it for TB.

    Oh well, I'd rather them finish 2nd and face Detroit in the first round. Let Boston take them out (they can't beat the broons).

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    1. By "take them out" I meant take out the Bolts. I believe they got swept by the broons this year.

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  39. Fun fact: Bishop had more points this game than Flynn, DSP and Mitchell have had since joining the Habs combined.

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    1. Fun...as in 'OUCH!'

      Yep, other than Petry, those deadline deals didn't really work out.

      I'm always baffled by this team when it only decides to appear to try in the 3rd period. Shitty reffing aside, they looked horrible the first two periods. Ah well, WTF like I said yesterday it's the four games in the second round that will count. These games mean nothing.

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  40. I hadn't bothered checking the Andre Deveaux slash.

    Holy fucking shit what a whack job!

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    1. I saw it yesterday, what kessel strives to be.
      Deveaux said Helmerson hit him from behind a prior game and has had concussion symptoms ever since.and Deveaux does not sound remorseful on the clip I heard on the radio, doesn't even think he deserves a suspension.

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    2. Truly a sick act. Neat that the SFU went from ex-leaf to ex-Ranger.

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  41. Goddamn it Florida, you had one job! What a surprise, Luongo collapses in late in a do or die game. I'm...shocked.

    Just to restate, I always root for the Habs to win, but I kind of want them to finish 2nd in the division and face the Wings. Even finishing 2nd in the East and facing the Caps is fine. I'm not afraid of Boston in a winning way, I'm more afraid of who will end up on stretchers by G5.

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  42. Bolts look lost and slow tonight.

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    1. the Maritimer10:04 PM

      Shot their load last night? Figures.

      Whilst here, I read more than a few comments today about the Habs regarding two contentious issues, the coach and DD. OK, I can live with MT's "system" which is Jacques Lemaire's New Jersey Devils designed trap or "clog the neutral zone, dump and chase, let Marty/Carey save us." But for the love of God put Desharnais somewhere, anywhere but the 1st line and cut back the PP minutes. I don't care what their record is, they'll never, ever win a Cup with that mentality. N E V E R.

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    2. Yeah, except it isn't Lemaire's NJD trap system. Under that system the Devils gave up hardly any shots, definitely barely any scoring chances. MT's system isn't nearly as effective, and the Habs don't have the players to be effective under that system anyway. We don't have Scott Stevens or Rob Niedermayer.

      With the roster they had at the beginning of the season, the Habs should have been a speedy, run and gun team that can rely on its goalie to make big saves. What they've become is a rag tag group of mostly 4th line grinders and 5'7" nobodies trying to play a half assed out dated system that doesn't suit them...while relying on their goalie to make big saves.

      People keep saying MT is a great coach. Look! He got the Pens to the finals! Yeah, and he didn't win. He didn't win with the best team with the two best players (in their prime) that we've seen in decades. Even MAF was playing well. And he still couldn't do it, and when he left they turned their season around and then won the Cup. Reality check: If MT didn't speak French he would have never been the coach this time around. We're settling for less than best based on politics, and it's only going to get worse with the younger players coming up next year.

      But still, GO HABS GO!

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    3. I meant Scott Niedermayer, but Rob works too.

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    4. O-Man - exactly who keeps saying that MT is a great coach? The thing about that Devils team that won for Lemaire and whoever it was that followed him is that they also scored a shitload of goals - over 300 on a couple of occasions and I think they scored something like 250+ in one of their cup winning seasons. One of their wins was a lockout year...

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    5. Lots of people on the internets, including people who get paid to write.

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  43. And now the broons are 2 pts behind the Wings (though Detroit has a game in hand).

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  44. I have been saying this for some time now - since last season if i'm honest - the Habs will not win the Cup with MT behind the bench. He doesn't have what it takes to get them there. I have stopped going on about it because the negativity is a buzz kill - but it is what it is...shame really...the boys deserve so much more!!

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  45. the Maritimer7:47 AM

    MT had his blender out again yesterday. I won't list them but one of the line combos was DD between PAP and gCHuk. Fuck me, that has to be one of the worst combinations I've seen yet. They better put PFK and Vodkov out with that line 'cause it's going to give up a ton of chances. Those three couldn't spell "backcheck".

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  46. http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/suspend-him-or-not-jets-star-dustin-byfuglien-cross-checks-rangers-j-t-miller-in-back-of-the-head/

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  47. Pac Man to the Bell Centre
    https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.496067,-73.569315,18z/data=!1e3

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  48. Chester1:48 PM

    Just read something in the gazzoot about Saudi Arabia and Queebek having a discussion about human rights.
    Anybody else find this a little strange?
    Go Habs

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    1. Is péladeau involved?

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  49. I hope the Sabres lose tonight, or get one loser point.

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  50. BTW, FHFers I am devoutly following John Oliver's 'No Prank Day' today.

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  51. https://com.google

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  52. I got some bad new good news and its really relevant in the current senario. I failed the drug test at Cisis and now they have my picture on the wall. I can never fly or give semen at the clinic but otherwise I am fit for duty and I hope will bring some wisdom into the Habs playoff compriise. I say comprimise just so because why does Buttman not just award us the cup to make the legend grow in marketing terms.

    I love Lego and God bless I am no longer Walking Dead/

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    1. Welcome back, Steve.

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    2. thx Juce to say its been a long strange trip would be an understantment.

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    3. the Maritimer6:52 PM

      Steve! We missed you! How is working for the Man?

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    4. I was wondering where you were, Steve.

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  53. Hee hoo, insidredger spray paints the leaf turd with his gold piss by bending the story to his leaf has 18 draft picks in the next two years. That is some weird nonis-smelling piss.

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  54. How does a piece of shit like darrel white way pang still have job on the tv machine?

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    1. I guess that shaved head is symbolic.

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  55. Today on TSN's homepage, "Where should the NHL want McDavid to land: Toronto or Arizona?" What arrogant pieces of...

    Although I do like the fact that they're not even trying to hide the fact that this draft will be rigged. It's funny that there wasn't much talk of McDavid being a generational player until the leaf started tanking.

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    1. What's funny is that they never used the word 'tanking' until they simply couldn't come up with ways to hype their team anymore and that 'tanking' seems to still give their team some sort of twisted justification for the lack of talent.

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  56. "Amalie Arena is located in Tampa, FL. Sales to this event will be restricted to residents of Florida. Residency will be based on credit card billing address. Orders by residents outside the selected area will be canceled without notice and refunds given.

    Further to that, fans who purchase tickets for an arena lounge area will be restricted to wearing Lightning logos; those who wear visiting team logos will be asked to remove them while in the lounge.

    Florida, of course, is a hot spot for tourists and temporary residents from the North, meaning a potential second-round matchup with the Montreal Canadiens would be a hot ticket.

    Make sure Grandma has an updated billing address before purchasing those tickets."

    So now they've gone all hoity-toity and Hab fan money isn't good enough for them? Note to Geoff, stop supporting then and ban them from our house too.

    I also read Nashville was restricting tickets to residents, but not banning fans from wearing other team logos.

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  57. That sounds a little like what they do in the UK for soccer matches. Segregate the fans - more to avoid bloodshed than anything else. It doesn't really work for hockey - especially in FLA.

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