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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Oct 8 @ 12:44 PM ET
Eklund: Your Hockey Thanks And No-Thanks....
SuperHenderson13
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 10.13.2008

Oct 8 @ 12:48 PM ET
NBC treats the NHL like the ugly orange haired stepchild. They suck.
RayA
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Jefferson Twp, NJ
Joined: 01.26.2012

Oct 8 @ 12:59 PM ET
Family health is always a priority...and being a retired firefighter I enjoy putting the time in to be competitive in the Hockey Buzz Fantasy League. So thanks for that EK.
--Lamp--
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Seattle
Joined: 08.02.2013

Oct 8 @ 1:08 PM ET
Ek is totally right about the trapezoid. Never could figure out why they put that rule in; all it does is prevent Ed Belfour-levels of excitement and terror when he used to go roaming around way out of his net. It was awesome.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

Oct 8 @ 1:12 PM ET
I'm thankful for Ek exposing me to the new holiday tradition of going around the table and everyone saying what they could live without.

For me, that would be Garrett Sparks.
NewfieStud
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 03.04.2013

Oct 8 @ 1:32 PM ET
I have no issue with eliminating the trapezoid. But if a goalie wants to go deep in the corners to play the puck, he should be fair game for full on body contact! Can't have there cake and eat it too!
Eman87654
Anaheim Ducks
Location: CA
Joined: 12.06.2015

Oct 8 @ 1:41 PM ET
Hockey wise I'm thankful for john Gibson. The guy who should have won veznia .
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Oct 8 @ 1:42 PM ET
I'm thankful for Ek exposing me to the new holiday tradition of going around the table and everyone saying what they could live without.
- Atomic Wedgie

Love the Airing of Grievences.

“I got a lot of problems with you people! Now, you’re gonna hear about it!”
glove_was_stuck
Boston Bruins
Location: Let's Go Bruins!!, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Oct 8 @ 1:52 PM ET
Eklund: Your Hockey Thanks And No-Thanks....
- Eklund


Patrice Bergeron
Berfaller
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Buffalo , NY
Joined: 06.26.2013

Oct 8 @ 2:19 PM ET
I'm thankful for the Athletic
wbon22
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Joined: 02.21.2008

Oct 8 @ 2:39 PM ET
I would be more thankful for NBC if they didn't think that all things NHL sprang from NY and the Rangers ... followed closely by whoever just won the Stanley Cup. And that all in season team traditions came from something that either the Rangers did or are doing.

That said...I am not thankful for the Trapezoid...other than for the discussion that it can lead to.

I am also not thankful for the lazy reporting that is all too prevalent. This team ALWAYS needs a center. That team ALWAYS needs a goalie..etc etc etc. Take the time to learn what is really happening with the teams and stop repeating stories that may have been true in the past but aren't really the big story any longer.

bcallaway
St Louis Blues
Location: Some people sleep walk, I sleep clown
Joined: 03.29.2006

Oct 8 @ 2:50 PM ET

I am thankful for Americans who pretend to be Canadian.


Scratch that.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Oct 8 @ 2:58 PM ET
I am thankful for Americans who pretend to be Canadian.


Scratch that.

- bcallaway


Why would any sensible person do such a thing?
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 8 @ 3:50 PM ET
I’m thankful Islanders finally have a real GM and coach.
Twisted schism
Joined: 08.18.2018

Oct 8 @ 4:40 PM ET
I'm thankful that Carter Hutton is not Robin lehner and I could live without garf.
gomer300
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Vancouver, BC
Joined: 02.02.2007

Oct 8 @ 5:54 PM ET
I'm thankful I moved to a smaller town and cancelled my season tickets so I don't get saddled with paying full price for pre-season games. I knew it irked me, but I feel better about skipping that lack of value than how bad I feel about the regular season games.
2.0
Winnipeg Jets
Location: Dauphin, MB
Joined: 09.11.2017

Oct 8 @ 6:54 PM ET
Today @ 1:08 PM ET
Ek is totally right about the trapezoid. Never could figure out why they put that rule in; all it does is prevent Ed Belfour-levels of excitement and terror when he used to go roaming around way out of his net. It was awesome.


selective memory - once in a while a goalie would get caught, however, it's a Martin Brodeur rule. He was such a good stickhandler that he could play the puck better than most current Toronto defensemen. Teams couldn't get set up in the o-zone and New Jersey dominated playing boring hockey. Other teams and goalies started to imitate them and it was like a disease that spread across the league.

Mike Smith is the goalie who comes to mind that is skilled enough as a stickhandler to make hockey boring again.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 8 @ 7:06 PM ET
I’m thankful for Eks sources.
vancity787
Vancouver Canucks
Location: My Parents Basement, BC
Joined: 07.14.2008

Oct 8 @ 8:21 PM ET
I'm thankful for the Athletic
- Berfaller

I second this.

Im also very thankful for Elias Petterson.
Njuice
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 06.21.2013

Oct 8 @ 8:23 PM ET
I am thankful that my Leafs have amazing players so I can be less jealous about Elias Petterson
Njuice
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 06.21.2013

Oct 8 @ 8:24 PM ET
I am thankful for Mitch Marner. Every time he touches the puck something unexpected and amazing could happen.
Gertner
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.04.2017

Oct 8 @ 9:37 PM ET
I'm thankful that I don't have to waste time watching the NHL anymore

I'm not thankful for how friggen dull and boring the game is. No hitting, no intensity. It's one step above the All Star game.
JKSoule
Joined: 04.22.2015

Oct 8 @ 9:52 PM ET
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Oct 8 @ 10:36 PM ET
selective memory - once in a while a goalie would get caught, however, it's a Martin Brodeur rule. He was such a good stickhandler that he could play the puck better than most current Toronto defensemen. Teams couldn't get set up in the o-zone and New Jersey dominated playing boring hockey. Other teams and goalies started to imitate them and it was like a disease that spread across the league.

Mike Smith is the goalie who comes to mind that is skilled enough as a stickhandler to make hockey boring again.

- 2.0

And before him, Hextall.

But yeah, Marty was great with the puck.
Aussiepenguin
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Sydney
Joined: 08.02.2014

Oct 8 @ 11:44 PM ET
I'm thankful of Carolina so I can keep an eye on it.

I'm thankful there's always more to come.

I'm thankful if I go out of tune Ek always reminds me to stay tuned!
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