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#21 Crimsonmistymemory

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:50 PM

Yeah that is how the past year has been! I finally get a chance to start this beloved thread of mine & completely miss the opportunity. It is amazing that every thing that has transpired in the last few months that any one of us would go bonkers for any semblance of normalcy. To make a short hockey story long, I was so looking forward to seeing live Lightning hockey. The Lightning made an announcement that they would let fans in at a 23% capacity. So out of 19,000 + seats roughly 3,800 available. They did the best to make it as fair as possible for season ticket holders (STM) to get a chance to secure seats for 28 home games. However only a max of 14 games in 2 packages and 7 games in 3 packages were available. So everything went based on STM tenure. Friends I know that have been STM since the beginning windows opened up just before noon. My window (STM for 4yrs) 7:10 pm! My seat mates who over the last few years have become great friends window was at 5:15 (out of their brain on the train ;) informs me there's slim pickens & had no luck! By the time my turn between glitches, password errors,reboots, being stuck between two cell towers & no reply from my member rep. Notta! Zip! Zilcho!! No seats left! So disappointed I was. So being resigned to not being able to secure seats I was literally deflated! Then the next day I get a text from my aforementioned seat mate says there was a limited amount of seats "re-released!" I quickly log in and get 2 of the last 4 seats available!!! I only get seats for a 7 game package including the home opener. Being so stoked I will get to see live hockey again, the Stanley Cup Banner raised & of course the Cup itself. I am woke by my better 1/2 stating "The Lightning have closed Amalie Arena until further notice! No fans allowed. I have been so bummed yet understanding. I have been so busy with work and consider myself very blessed to be so as I know so many are wishing they could be in that position. Any how Thank you 73 for offering for me to open this much loved thread of mine. I hope you & yours are doing well well and all are safe! Same goes for all of Y'all out there! So now I am watching me Bolts pasting the Blackhawks (sorry Blackhawkrush) in a euphoric melancholy state of being!
Lets GO Lightning!! ⚡⚡⚡

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 10:03 PM

View Postblackhawkrush, on 13 January 2021 - 06:41 PM, said:

This Hawk season will probably look like my apartment building last Friday night when it caught fire. I am stuck in a hotel without NBCSN. I will try to find a feed on my phone tonight.
OMG! My prayers are with you!

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 10:10 PM

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 13 January 2021 - 09:50 PM, said:

Yeah that is how the past year has been! I finally get a chance to start this beloved thread of mine & completely miss the opportunity. It is amazing that every thing that has transpired in the last few months that any one of us would go bonkers for any semblance of normalcy. To make a short hockey story long, I was so looking forward to seeing live Lightning hockey. The Lightning made an announcement that they would let fans in at a 23% capacity. So out of 19,000 + seats roughly 3,800 available. They did the best to make it as fair as possible for season ticket holders (STM) to get a chance to secure seats for 28 home games. However only a max of 14 games in 2 packages and 7 games in 3 packages were available. So everything went based on STM tenure. Friends I know that have been STM since the beginning windows opened up just before noon. My window (STM for 4yrs) 7:10 pm! My seat mates who over the last few years have become great friends window was at 5:15 (out of their brain on the train ;) informs me there's slim pickens & had no luck! By the time my turn between glitches, password errors,reboots, being stuck between two cell towers & no reply from my member rep. Notta! Zip! Zilcho!! No seats left! So disappointed I was. So being resigned to not being able to secure seats I was literally deflated! Then the next day I get a text from my aforementioned seat mate says there was a limited amount of seats "re-released!" I quickly log in and get 2 of the last 4 seats available!!! I only get seats for a 7 game package including the home opener. Being so stoked I will get to see live hockey again, the Stanley Cup Banner raised & of course the Cup itself. I am woke by my better 1/2 stating "The Lightning have closed Amalie Arena until further notice! No fans allowed. I have been so bummed yet understanding. I have been so busy with work and consider myself very blessed to be so as I know so many are wishing they could be in that position. Any how Thank you 73 for offering for me to open this much loved thread of mine. I hope you & yours are doing well well and all are safe! Same goes for all of Y'all out there! So now I am watching me Bolts pasting the Blackhawks (sorry Blackhawkrush) in a euphoric melancholy state of being!
Lets GO Lightning!! ⚡⚡⚡
Shoot! I hope your area positivity rate goes down so you can see games and see the Cup!

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 10:45 PM

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 13 January 2021 - 09:50 PM, said:

Yeah that is how the past year has been! I finally get a chance to start this beloved thread of mine & completely miss the opportunity.

Sorry, I waited as long as I could! :hockey:

Sorry you didn't get the chance to see the banner go up.

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 10:56 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 13 January 2021 - 10:45 PM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 13 January 2021 - 09:50 PM, said:

Yeah that is how the past year has been! I finally get a chance to start this beloved thread of mine & completely miss the opportunity.

Sorry, I waited as long as I could! :hockey:

Sorry you didn't get the chance to see the banner go up.
Thank you! Your words mean more than you know to me! Be safe my brother from another mother!

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:01 PM

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 13 January 2021 - 10:56 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 13 January 2021 - 10:45 PM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 13 January 2021 - 09:50 PM, said:

Yeah that is how the past year has been! I finally get a chance to start this beloved thread of mine & completely miss the opportunity.

Sorry, I waited as long as I could! :hockey:

Sorry you didn't get the chance to see the banner go up.
Thank you! Your words mean more than you know to me! Be safe my brother from another mother!

Sure, easy for you to say after beating my team in the semis last season!!! :rage:

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:06 PM

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View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 13 January 2021 - 09:50 PM, said:

Yeah that is how the past year has been! I finally get a chance to start this beloved thread of mine & completely miss the opportunity. It is amazing that every thing that has transpired in the last few months that any one of us would go bonkers for any semblance of normalcy. To make a short hockey story long, I was so looking forward to seeing live Lightning hockey. The Lightning made an announcement that they would let fans in at a 23% capacity. So out of 19,000 + seats roughly 3,800 available. They did the best to make it as fair as possible for season ticket holders (STM) to get a chance to secure seats for 28 home games. However only a max of 14 games in 2 packages and 7 games in 3 packages were available. So everything went based on STM tenure. Friends I know that have been STM since the beginning windows opened up just before noon. My window (STM for 4yrs) 7:10 pm! My seat mates who over the last few years have become great friends window was at 5:15 (out of their brain on the train ;) informs me there's slim pickens & had no luck! By the time my turn between glitches, password errors,reboots, being stuck between two cell towers & no reply from my member rep. Notta! Zip! Zilcho!! No seats left! So disappointed I was. So being resigned to not being able to secure seats I was literally deflated! Then the next day I get a text from my aforementioned seat mate says there was a limited amount of seats "re-released!" I quickly log in and get 2 of the last 4 seats available!!! I only get seats for a 7 game package including the home opener. Being so stoked I will get to see live hockey again, the Stanley Cup Banner raised & of course the Cup itself. I am woke by my better 1/2 stating "The Lightning have closed Amalie Arena until further notice! No fans allowed. I have been so bummed yet understanding. I have been so busy with work and consider myself very blessed to be so as I know so many are wishing they could be in that position. Any how Thank you 73 for offering for me to open this much loved thread of mine. I hope you & yours are doing well well and all are safe! Same goes for all of Y'all out there! So now I am watching me Bolts pasting the Blackhawks (sorry Blackhawkrush) in a euphoric melancholy state of being!
Lets GO Lightning!! ⚡⚡⚡
Shoot! I hope your area positivity rate goes down so you can see games and see the Cup!
Thank you! Yes we all hope they will. Unfortunately for our state the balance of keeping healthy and being able to survive financially has become a battle ground that has matched if not exceeded the insanity that has gripped our nation as a whole. I am more than thankful that all that needs to be right with the health of our family is right where it needs to be! Truly the most important of all. Also more than thankful I have been able to work, however commuting 150+ miles a day takes it's toll. However still feeling more blessed than forsaken. I hope all is well with you and yours! Be safe!

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:06 PM

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:09 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 13 January 2021 - 11:01 PM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 13 January 2021 - 10:56 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 13 January 2021 - 10:45 PM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 13 January 2021 - 09:50 PM, said:

Yeah that is how the past year has been! I finally get a chance to start this beloved thread of mine & completely miss the opportunity.

Sorry, I waited as long as I could! :hockey:

Sorry you didn't get the chance to see the banner go up.
Thank you! Your words mean more than you know to me! Be safe my brother from another mother!

Sure, easy for you to say after beating my team in the semis last season!!! :rage:

:D
Ha! too funny! :LMAO: ;)

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:40 PM

Blues up 2-1 over the Avalanche.

Time to turn it around. I wanna see MacKinnon break the sound barrier he's so fast

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 06:29 AM

View PostThe Analog Cub, on 13 January 2021 - 11:40 PM, said:

Blues up 2-1 over the Avalanche.

Time to turn it around. I wanna see MacKinnon break the sound barrier he's so fast

Ooh, not so much! Way to start, Blues! That's the way to begin as you mean to go on! That was unexpected and felt like a necessary way to kick it off after the egg-laying of the round robin last year.

On to the the next one!

(This western division is gonna mean a lot of late nights, ugh -- I'm really more of a morning guy. Maybe I'll just record the games and watch them the next morning!).

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 01:05 PM

With no people being able to be in arenas to watch any hockey games in person, it's every city, and province.  Hopefully, that will get to change sooner, than later.  We haven't known anything else.  On Sportsnet, I watched the Toronto Maple Leafs', and Montreal Canadians' game from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 02:03 PM

GO BRUINS   season starts tonight.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 02:05 PM

Bruins have a new Captain   from the :   NHL draft   45th overall, 2003; Boston Bruins.
Posted ImagePatrice Bergeron

Zdeno Chara, who recently left the Bruins to sign with the Washington Capitals after 14 years as Boston's captain.

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 01:10 AM

View Postblackhawkrush, on 13 January 2021 - 06:41 PM, said:

This Hawk season will probably look like my apartment building last Friday night when it caught fire. I am stuck in a hotel without NBCSN. I will try to find a feed on my phone tonight.
Oh no!  So glad you are ok.  That really sucks, hope you were able to save some stuff.  Lousy start for the year. :eh: :hug2:

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 01:13 AM

Blues looked much more ready to play, Avs were a bit off.  Once they get Toews used to playing with Makar, that will be a killer tandem.
Tonight saw a bit of Knights and Ducks, with new captain Stone they were looking good.  Lehner in goal, steady (still sucks he's not a Hawk).  So glad to have so many games to watch, looks like they are doing two games in the same location over a couple of days.  Tampa and Hawks again Friday and Blues at Avs too.  :dweez:

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 07:45 PM

Looks like the Blackhawks have made some worthy adjustments after one... Or me Bolts are playing flat ;)
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 09:46 PM

Lightning 5 Blackhawks 2 Better effort, same result.👾

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 11:40 PM

Avalanche absolutely steamrolled the Blues tonight, 8-0 with a lot of those being power play goals. That was lit

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 01:04 AM

Gritty wins again tonight, in a game with a hat trick.  Unfortunately, it was made by Travis Konecny for the Flyers.  Pens lose,  5-2.  :(

On a brighter note,  Vitek Vanacek made his NHL debut in net for the Caps. Normally I don't care about them, but the Caps farm team is near us in Hershey and until Covid hit we went often and saw him play quite a bit for the Hershey Bears. He made 28 saves and Caps won over the Sabres, 2-1.  He did good!




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