Official NHL Hockey Thread interim version in Entertainment Posted Wednesday at 10:13 PM Canucks beat Minnesota 4-3 last night. It was 4-1 until late. Goals came from Pearson, Miller, Boeser, and Horvat. Series is 1-1 now. Was worried we were going to join the Rangers as the only teams to go down 1-2-3. I feel bad for Lundqvist, having your (likely) game for the Rangers being that. Kind of like Vince Carter. On 8/3/2020 at 3:21 AM, Mysteriosa said: Well, boo. I think they were stuck. Sharks are cool but taken. Orcas ditto. How is being a salmon cool? Best known for being served with a slice of lemon. Boston has bears. Octopus wouldn't be a bad idea, which is sort of what they went for. Otters might have been OK. They had reportedly trademarked lots of names including Cougars, Eagles, Emeralds, Evergreens, Firebirds, Kraken, Rainiers, Renegades, Sea Lions, Seals, Sockeyes, Totems and Whales. Sporting News - Guessing the five NHL Seattle team name finalists (evergreens? Really?) This might be a good time to point out that the Flames were never named for Calgary, but for when Atlanta was burned in the American Civil War, because they used to be the Atlanta Flames. (still hilarious: the AHL mascot for the Adirondack Flames, the Flames' farm team, was called Scorch after a fire in Glen Falls, and had a disastrous introduction that made him infamous and almost immediately nixed in 2014. There's video if you have a free moment to marvel at the spectacle, involving a firefighter and some unfortunate dancing. https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/killer-ahl-mascot-goes-down-in-flames#:~:text=Scorch%2C the mascot for the,banished before his career began. ) OMG the Flames won 4-1 against Winnipeg. I watched it. Gaudreau scored which is new. Tkachuk took out Mark Scheifele in a hit along the boards and their coach called it filthy and disgusting. I actually thought it wasn't on purpose, unlike when Giordano whacked Laine on the arm with his stick in retaliation for a hit. LOL at Edmonton losing and they pulled Smith. Double LOL at the Leafs losing, after they were named on the National news as representing hockey being back while they ignored everyone else. How the heck did Arizona beat the Predators? Sometimes. There's a channel where they run it back to back. It flooded 2 wks ago because there was a big storm with lots of rain and hail. There's been some of those in Calgary. One night where I live you could see your breath and there were heaps of hail that didn't melt right away. There were also a few tornadoes spotted. So then Edmonton went round pretending it wasn't that bad but someone had video. Awkward... YAY! I think it's a pretty open competition. Weird format, lots of rust, anything can happen. Victoria, B.C., used to have an ECHL team called the Salmon Kings. Everyone hated it at first, but they eventually created a kind of culture around salmon. I like Rainiers for Seattle, but it sounds kind of more like a rugby team. Arizona is kind of surprising, but I guess anything can happen in a best-of-five. The stuff with their GM right before the tournament started was weird. I've never heard a team refer to their GM as "quitting" before. The statement the team put out sounded like it was written by a pouty teenager; at the same time, John Chayka is not the most professional individual himself. The "analytics" operation he and his sister run sounds kind of sketchy. I've heard the Calgary-Winnipeg series has been heated, but I haven't got to see much of it. I saw Paul Maurice saying that Tkachuk should basically be publicly hung for that kick of Scheifele. I did see this hilarious gif of Lucic whining that his goal got called back.