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#23 — Brown Goes Down

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Game Day Thread April 30, 2016

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Part 2!

3 pm Islanders @ Tampa Bay (Over)
8pm Pittsburgh @ Washington

All times EDT.

Hockey Articles/Media

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Share with meme!

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I spent a few paragraphs convinced this article about Connor McDavid was some kind of parody, because he voices actual opinions about the draft lottery process, and they are not kind ones.

“I really feel for Matthews, having to go through what I had to go through. It’s not fun. It’s stressful. It’s upsetting.”


“If I were to say anything to Matthews, it would be to keep an open mind,” said McDavid. “Whatever happens happens.

“But I know how hard that is to do.

“The reason it’s so stressful is that when they open one of those envelopes, your fate is being decided for the next how many years.

“That one moment affects your whole life. I mean it really affects a lot of areas. There’s way more than hockey involved,” he said of the people you’ll be associated with, the people who will affect your future, maybe even who you’ll meet and end up marrying and starting a family with. It goes on and on.

“It even affects the taxes you’ll pay,”

Fic Discussion

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Link to! Discuss!

Re: Fic Discussion - hockeyexchange reveals

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
As linked last post, works are revealed here:

Anyone read anything they loved yet? Any fics to be wary of?

Draft Lottery Reaction Thread

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I assume there will be a fair amount of complaining/speculating no matter how it turns out, so we might as well contain it to one thread.

Fandom Goggles

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Wear them here.

Re: Draft Lottery Reaction Thread

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Hah, I was in the middle of composing a similar thread, but you beat me to it! FYI the simulator is here:

The info on how the lottery works is here:

Supposedly the announcement will be made circa 5pm PDT.

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw. I feel for the guy. (Though to be fair, it seems like this is just what being drafted at all feels like for the average player. It's also stressful and uncertain and life-changing! But I get having a specific time that envelope opens and you find out could be especially nerve-wracking.)

"Keep an open mind" sounds like it's code for "I thought my life was over when the Oilers won but it turns out it's not so bad here."

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, most of what he says applies to the draft system as a whole + how the ELC/RFA/UFA system gives players so little choice about this stuff. So in some ways this is a much more sweeping critique than it appears at first, although I don't know if he meant it that way.

Re: Fic Discussion - hockeyexchange reveals

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I've just started working my way through the fics, but the Strome/McDavid magical realism fic is great. I loved their Eichel characterization.


(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
World Championship is starting soon! A thread for all your world championship thoughts.

Re: Worlds!

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Marchand played wing on McDavid's line today (at least until Marchand left the ice with an apparent injury? D:), and now I'm having a lot of fandom-goggly feelings. Like, Connor has always done the wrong thing, and Marchand is definitely the wrong thing, but it's Worlds, right? Nothing that happens at Worlds is quite real. And meanwhile Brad sees this wunderkind who's really uptight, and who better to loosen him up a little than Brad?

Re: Fic Discussion - Fearless

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Evgeniya Malkina is the first woman to get drafted into the NHL, but Sydney Crosby is the first one to play in it.

This is a repost (with permission, the A/N says) of a Tamidan fic. So I guess if anyone wants it, it's up on AO3 now.

Re: Fic Discussion - Fearless

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not saying that sounds fake, but-- okay, yeah, I'm totally saying that sounds fake.

Re: Draft Lottery Reaction Thread

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Rooting for CBJ, Arizona, or Calgary. Also watching the coverage and this is boring af.

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Hope this is a sign of thing to come, would be cool if McDavid turned out to be a real talk interview.

Re: Fic Discussion - hockeyexchange reveals

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I really liked "a long dream on a late night", the one where McDavid and Eichel decide to pretend to be friends to get the media to stop bugging them. It's just really light and cute. And I liked that they actually talked to each other in the end, even if it took them a little while to get there.

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
That would be incredible. He'd be the anti-Crosby. Canada's next generational talent, and he gives no fucks? Of course the narrative would swing against him almost immediately. :\

Re: Draft Lottery Reaction Thread

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
The HNIC feed has been asking all the GMs whether they have a lucky charm with them, but yup.

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)

Maybe you're picturing a more scathing degree of real talk then me, but he'd still be a white north american player who puts up great numbers so I don't know about the narrative swinging against him too harshly.

Re: Fic Discussion - Fearless

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds veryyy fake.

Re: Draft Lottery Reaction Thread

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Which GMs are there?

Re: Fic Discussion - hockeyexchange reveals

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not saying the Rask/Seguin fic is a good fic, but it's kind of refreshing to have a Stars player be a homophobic jerk when Tyler's dating a Bruin, instead of the other way around.

Re: Draft Lottery Reaction Thread

(Anonymous) 2016-04-30 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Simulator has only given me scenarios I like so far (Arizona and Montreal), so choosing to believe in its predictive power.