Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

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Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

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Strangelove wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:11 pm .
Per, Trumpy-poo is definitely going to win... Trumpy-poo always wins! :thumbs:

But yeah, those aren't fair odds, Vegas is giving much better odds than that...
So, on the one hand you say he is certain to win, which means you would jump at getting 1:1 odds.

On the other hand you say that 4:1 odds aren’t good enough, which means you’re pretty sure he’s going to lose.

So, in conclusion, you’re either full of shit or a coward. Which is it? :eh:
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Per wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:19 pm So, in conclusion, you’re either full of shit or a coward. Which is it? :eh:
Neither: I'm a non-idiot.

Non-idiots receive the proper odds when they bet

... every. single. time.

But you wouldn't know what non-idiots do, would ya Per? :mrgreen:
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Good news! Björklöven cleared of suspiscions! :thumbs:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article ... stigation/

Turns out it was a manual error. Someone at Bet365 flipped the odds in the Björklöven vs Mora game around, so the figures were reversed for the teams. Then, as all bookies use software to track what the other bookies are doing, the odds offered by other companies started moving in the wrong direction, leading to suspiscion that there was something nefarious going on. Björklöven were the hands on favourites to win, and despite taking a 3-0 lead, the odds offered to bet on them winning were rising... and then they fell apart and lost big time. Thus several betting companies stopped all betting on this game and froze payments pending investigation. But now it turns out there was no real criminal activity, just that their defence and goaltending was criminally bad.

Hopefully Kevin Poulin will be back in the crease tomorrow. They have still not lost a single game with him tending goal, except for the game when he was injured in the first period, so that one falls on his backup.
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^Yeah, yeah, yeah... :scowl:

They paid someone off!

LOCK THEM UP!!! :evil: :twisted: :evil:
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Strangelove wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:34 pm
Per wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:19 pm So, in conclusion, you’re either full of shit or a coward. Which is it? :eh:
Neither: I'm a non-idiot.

Non-idiots receive the proper odds when they bet

... every. single. time.

But you wouldn't know what non-idiots do, would ya Per? :mrgreen:
You know, I have asked you to suggest the terms of the bet, but you keep evading the question.

Because the truth is that you simply do not want to make this bet, on any terms, as you know for certain that you will lose.

Thus I can only interpret your answer as ”both”; you’re too much of a coward to take the bet and too full of shit to admit it.

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But it’s OK. You can feel safe here. We still like you, despite your flaws. 8-)
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^Yikes Per... YOU NASTY!! :wow:

No one wants to have a friendly wager with Mr Nasty...
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Strangelove wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:54 pm .
^Yikes Per... YOU NASTY!! :wow:

No one wants to have a friendly wager with Mr Nasty...
Guess I learnt from the best. :cheers:

So, when does the season start? :hmmm:
I mean, sure I have Swedish hockey to watch, but I need my NHL fix too.

At least the WJC should start any minute now.
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Yeah, the Great Strangelove can be a bit of am asshole at times. :mrgreen:

And yeah, WE ALL need the the season to start soon!
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Sweden has been eliminated from the WJC.

Björklöven's Canadian Olympic goalie, Kevin Poulin, played three games, then got injured again.
Shoulder this time. Will miss 6-8 weeks. :cry:
So why doesn't the embed tweet function work on this board?

And now Björklöven's games tonight and on Wednesday have been postponed because several players have tested positive.

I just can't get my hockey fix!

And more than a week left till the Canucks games begin.

Sheesh! :evil:

And imho number 13 in Almtuna, Liljendahl, should have been carried out on a stretcher.
The Björklöven players need to stand up for their goalie.
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That’s the goalies fault he got nailed. Stay in your crease dummy :)
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I posted this in the Canuck Young Guns... a bit of a tangent, starting with a discussion about Podz and the KHL...

Realized it probably really belongs here, so I did a copy paste. Left the original in the other thread though, as it kind of belonged to that discussion too. But if you already read it, you don't need to read it again. Here goes:

Not that anyone cares, but in the six years the Champions Hockey League has been played, Swedish teams have won five times and Finnish once.

2019/20 Frölunda Indians (SWE) beat Mountfield HK (CZE) in the final.
Djurgården (SWE) and Luleå Hockey (SWE) were eliminated in the semi finals.

2018/19 Frölunda Indians (SWE) beat Red Bull Munich (GER) in the final.
Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) and HC Pilzen (CZE) were eliminated in the semi finals.

2017/18 JYP Jyväskylä (FIN) beat Växjö Lakers* (SWE) in the final. (*Petey was on that team)
Ocelari Trinec (CZE) and Bili Tygri Liberec (CZE) were eliminated in the semi finals.

2016/17 Frölunda Indians (SWE) beat Sparta Prague (CZE) in the final.
Växjö Lakers (SWE) and Fribourg-Gottéron (CHE*) were eliminated in the semi finals. (*CHE means Switzerland)

2015/16 Frölunda Indians (SWE) beat Kärpät Oulo (FIN) in the final.
Lukko Rauma (FIN) and HC Davos (CHE) were eliminated in the semi finals.

2014/15 Luleå Hockey (SWE) beat Frölunda Indians (SWE) in the final.
Skellefteå (SWE) and Kärpät Oulo (FIN) were eliminated in the semi finals.

If you look at the 24 teams that have reached the final four...
5 different Swedish teams a total of 11 times
5 different Czech teams a total of 5 times
3 different Finnish teams a total of 4 times
2 different Swiss teams a total of 2 times
1 German team once
1 Austrian team once

So, even though it's a decent mix, the Swedish, Czech and Finnish teams dominate. As it should be.
But in time this may help spread hockey to backwaters like the UK and France. I mean, they do have teams participating. :thumbs:

In 2020/21 they have skipped the regular season and instead let 32 teams participate in the playoffs. Not sure how the seeding has been done, but I guess based on previous performance and the ranking of their national leagues.

https://www.championshockeyleague.com/e ... tandings=0

Oh, and btw, this is the last season Frölunda Indians will go by that name. They have decided to drop it after this season, but have not announced their new name yet. Maybe Västra Frölunda or Frölunda HC, which are two earlier names they've gone by.
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Anyone who follows Utica religiously?

Björklöven just added two North Americans mid season.

One of them is this guy, Francis Perron:


Any opinions on that guy?


The other one is TJ Brown, with 365 NHL games under his belt, mostly Tampa but also Ducks and Wild.

Any comments?
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Per wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:26 pm
Björklöven just added two North Americans mid season.

One of them is this guy, Francis Perron:

"youtube/highlight"

Any opinions on that guy?

Any comments?
He's a good guy; Not sure if he can be NHL caliber at this point but he's young enough, (barely), that could change under the right circumstances..

Perron --- https://streamable.com/wm2yt

Perron--- https://streamable.com/2tszo

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Per wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:26 pm Anyone who follows Utica religiously?

Björklöven just added two North Americans mid season.

One of them is this guy, Francis Perron:


Any opinions on that guy?


The other one is TJ Brown, with 365 NHL games under his belt, mostly Tampa but also Ducks and Wild.

Any comments?
He was a bit of an unsung hero in Utica. The Canucks acquired his rights from Sam Jose a couple of summers ago in a trade involving an exchange of late picks and Tom Pyatt. His claim to fame is probably as a throw in in the Erik Karlsson blockbuster trade.

How's he looking so far?
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:17 am Hoglander is a menace to hockey society. He’s the real deal. Doyle wanted to draft Vilardi, Bouchard and Boldy
Geez Chef, if even half of the picks you credit to Doyle are true you sure wouldn't want that man anywhere near an NHL draft table.
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