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Old Jan 29, 20, 7:13 am
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Raps win going away from a rebuilding Hawks team that still has some rebuilding to do.

With the win, they pass the Heat for 2nd in East which is excellent given the injury woes they've been through.
Yup, No 2 seed will be in important in the playoffs. That way we will only meet the Greek Freak in the Conference finals. And we will not have home court advantage for some of the matchups. Miami and Indiana have been surprisingly good this year.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 7:36 am
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Yup, No 2 seed will be in important in the playoffs. That way we will only meet the Greek Freak in the Conference finals. And we will not have home court advantage for some of the matchups. Miami and Indiana have been surprisingly good this year.
Bucks put up 88 last night -- in the first half on their way to a 151-131 wins over Wiz. They look the beasts of the east but Raps took them down last year so anything is possible.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 4:23 pm
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Old Jan 29, 20, 6:03 pm
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Happening tonight
The back story is pretty good, Edmonton billboards showcasing Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk leads to 'Charitable Battle of Alberta' | Sporting News with charities benefiting.

If necessary, round 3 is scheduled for Saturday February 1st back here in YYC.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 6:07 pm
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Happening tonight
The back story is pretty good, Edmonton billboards showcasing Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk leads to 'Charitable Battle of Alberta' | Sporting News with charities benefiting.

If necessary, round 3 is scheduled for Saturday February 1st back here in YYC.
Meh, only his family likes him. Go Oilers!
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Old Jan 29, 20, 6:19 pm
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Originally Posted by YYC traveler View Post
Happening tonight
The back story is pretty good, Edmonton billboards showcasing Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk leads to 'Charitable Battle of Alberta' | Sporting News with charities benefiting.

If necessary, round 3 is scheduled for Saturday February 1st back here in YYC.
Lol. This is hilarious (and great).
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Meh, only his family likes him. Go Oilers!
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Old Jan 29, 20, 6:19 pm
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Meh, only his family likes him. Go Oilers!
Like others before him ("The Rat", aka Ken Linseman comes to mind), you hate his tactics, but you'd have him on your team in a heartbeat.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 6:27 pm
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Kassian signed extension contract for four years.
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Kassian signed extension contract for four years.
Yay! Kassian's a real spark plug for the team and plays a gritty brand of hockey unlike a cheap shot artist like Tkachuk which he apparently learned from his father.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 9:35 pm
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Yay! Kassian's a real spark plug for the team and plays a gritty brand of hockey unlike a cheap shot artist like Tkachuk which he apparently learned from his father.
Indeed. And quite the #sportspuck game so far!
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Old Jan 30, 20, 5:38 pm
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Old Feb 1, 20, 11:21 pm
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Oilers spank the Flames 8-3 winning almost every battle in the process and leapfrog over Flames in the Pacific Div. standings. The game had everything from a penalty shot to goalies fighting to McDavid scoring a pair of goals and and a 4-point night for Draisaitl.
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The SB tonight will be good, but not how people think. I'm taking the under and I've got SF 23-21. I do enjoy games where I'm not a fan of either team and I can just enjoy good football.
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Old Feb 2, 20, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Oilers spank the Flames 8-3 winning almost every battle in the process and leapfrog over Flames in the Pacific Div. standings. The game had everything from a penalty shot to goalies fighting to McDavid scoring a pair of goals and and a 4-point night for Draisaitl.
I was otherwise occupied during the 1st period. Seeing the score was 3-1, I decided not to bother watching the rest of the game. Looks like I made the right decision.

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The SB tonight will be good, but not how people think. I'm taking the under and I've got SF 23-21. I do enjoy games where I'm not a fan of either team and I can just enjoy good football.
I'm really not sure what to make of it. I'd like to see Andy Reid win one though. Will be somewhat nice to be a neutral for a change though, I agree with you there.
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