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leebrenPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
01:34 PM ET (US)
/m54507 Hanging, may your last summer as a carrier be short and sweet. Almost there....... retirement is grand, you're going to love it!
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DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
01:19 PM ET (US)
/m54507 Hanging Tough, Live Long and Prosper, You are just months away from the coveted KMA Club.
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Hanging ToughPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
01:10 PM ET (US)
I remember counting years to retirement, then Months, and now it's weeks (about 16 of them)! Can't go by soon enough.
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DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
10:17 AM ET (US)
I was turned off on football long ago when they allowed those end zone dances. The last thing I want to see is some guy wiggling his butt. I love the way the NHL gives real penalties. NHL penalties enhance the game, but who wants to watch a guy take foul shots or get a 5 yard penalty. Take a player off the court or field for 2 minutes and watch how much more exciting those games get.
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
10:15 AM ET (US)
Like many sports, affinity for hockey seems to be related to where you grew up and whether you ever played it or watched it live. I always wondered how ice hockey made it down south. Transplants, I figure. I know I liked it more after I worked in downtown Pittsburgh for a few years and went to the Igloo. I prefer football on tv and ice hockey live. Baseball was only appealing live (or Jeter in postseason) due to the atmosphere at the ballpark, but it really got expensive in the last 20 to 30 years.
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Will MunnyPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
09:49 AM ET (US)
Naturally nada about Early Retirement daydreams, but I am sure others have proposed a 12' net. No one really considered the sport would end up being dominated by the descendants of Masai warriors who can touch the hoop on tip-toes. Like European-style Olympic hockey rinks. More skill needed. As for hockey, check out the training routine, year-round, of Soviet Red Army teams who almost caused mass suicide in Canada in '72. Best hockey ever.
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
09:31 AM ET (US)
Don't be bored. Watch soccer, golf, and baseball. Translation: we all enjoy a good nap.
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egarkPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
09:19 AM ET (US)
Dazed and Reality - yeah, I know, just poking the bees nest :) Football, boring, 6 minutes of action spread over 3 hours. Used to love the NBA, but the athleticism of the players has overwhelmed the game.
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Will MunnyPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
09:03 AM ET (US)
Sorry, egark: this was my best and favorite sport as a yout'. They change shifts every 30-45 seconds! Two rink-length rushes would be DOA for someone my age.
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Reality checkPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
08:27 AM ET (US)
egark, Football is my #1 sport, but hockey playoffs comes in at a close second. To say hockey players are so out of shape is completely absurd! The hand-eye coordination, along with speed, strength, and intensity is on full display for all to see. Don't see any fat hanging over the beltline as you do with many of the NFL players. Put an NFL player in skates and see if he can survive for more than 5 minutes per game in a super intense NHL playoff game. NOT HAPPENING!
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DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
08:20 AM ET (US)
/m54498 Oh Egark, no human on earth can maintain the pace that hockey players perform at. I grew up in Detroit, where hockey is a way of life. You have to have cat like reflexes to even see a puck traveling at 100 mph.
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egarkPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
08:05 AM ET (US)
Reality check /m54497 - "best athletes"? Nobody plays more than 20 of the 60 minutes they are so out of shape!
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Reality checkPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
07:47 AM ET (US)
Dazed, The intensity levels of these games is amazing. I think hockey players might be the best athletes in the world. Love it when the players are standing on the blue line as the national anthem is sung. You can see the intensity levels rise as the anthem is sung and the crowd goes nuts.

Rangers down 3-2 but seem to thrive when playing from behind. Time will tell.
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DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
05-24-2015
10:30 PM ET (US)
/m54494 RC, there is nothing better than the Hockey playoffs!! They can have their basketball and football where the last 2 minutes can last an hour.
Edited 05-24-2015 10:34 PM
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egarkPerson was signed in when posted
05-24-2015
08:30 PM ET (US)
Reality check /m54494 - "Nobody cares about hockey, Boomer."
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Reality checkPerson was signed in when posted
05-24-2015
08:04 PM ET (US)
Dazed, Arguing over wars could very well be considered worthless foam from the mouth. But there is one war that I'm very interested in tonight. The one that is about to start at Madison Square Garden on the ice. New York Rangers vs. The Tampa Bay Lightning.

Is there anything better than hockey playoffs in the world's best arena? I highly doubt it! Let the battle begin!!!
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