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What To Do While Watching The NHL Playoffs

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What To Do While Watching The NHL Playoffs
Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 4:36 PM

Why make Aspen and Poplar trees of course.  When done these will be dipped in a soup of plaster of Paris and then painted. The hard part is gluing all those HO-scale leaves on.Pirate

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Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 4:50 PM

When I do something like that, I become so absorbed that I completely miss what I intended to be watching on television.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 6:09 PM

BATMAN
When done these will be dipped in a soup of plaster of Paris and then painted.

I've not seen that technique mentioned before.  Are the limbs brittle after the plaster?

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Posted by DrW on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 6:25 PM

What a coincidence, now that you mention it. Last night I was watching Kings at Oilers. As a German, I hope that the Oilers and Leon Draisaitl take it all. What did I do during the commercial breaks? Checking out brass dealers for their latest offerings in Santa Fe items. Well, I did not come up with anything of interest, but at least the Oilers won. 

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Posted by snjroy on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 7:18 PM

richhotrain

When I do something like that, I become so absorbed that I completely miss what I intended to be watching on television.

Rich

 

It's a skill: When  the crowd gets excited, you take a quick peek at the screen to see what's going on. I rarelly miss a goal while doing something else!

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Posted by angelob6660 on Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:48 AM

snjroy

 

 
richhotrain

When I do something like that, I become so absorbed that I completely miss what I intended to be watching on television.

Rich

 

 

 

It's a skill: When  the crowd gets excited, you take a quick peek at the screen to see what's going on. I rarelly miss a goal while doing something else!

 

Simon 

 
Unless it's your team on foreign stadium. Most announcers don't to celebrate on the away team goals. 
 
I watched Stars vs Wild and Islanders vs Hurricanes. Mute commercials and watch some YouTube or look for things on the web. Bring back volume when the game returns.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:29 PM

Drink good beer and ballast track.  That way you can still watch the game because ballasting only takes a couple of brain cells.

And spell check changed ballasting to Ballantine.  

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Posted by NorthsideChi on Thursday, April 27, 2023 2:35 PM

I 3d model my next train buildings on the computer.  I care more about the wins for teams that will impact Chicago's future draft picks.   I miss the 2010-2015 seasons With the Blackhawks. I attended many of the playoff games.  2 of the players were neighbors on my street.  

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I was painting one 3d printed building when I found out Kane was  traded to NYR.  In the decorative relief flourishes on 3 floors of the facade I created 3 stanley cup outlines.  I'll be showing that project soon 

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Posted by Dunderhead on Thursday, April 27, 2023 3:54 PM

Let's GO KRAKEN!!

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Posted by Tin Can II on Thursday, April 27, 2023 4:30 PM

I do not have a TV in the trainroom, although I can listen to the Stars radio feed on my phone.  We have been watching the Stars vs. the Wild on my new 75" TV in our basement media room.  I love basements, btw...

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, April 28, 2023 10:52 AM

We went to a brewpub last night, and had good local IPA and good properly cooked chicken wings, plus a salad.  Two TVs were tuned to different hockey games.  One TV was tuned to the NFL Draft, which looks more like some celebrity entertainment awards show all the time.

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, April 28, 2023 11:35 AM

BigDaddy

 

 
BATMAN
When done these will be dipped in a soup of plaster of Paris and then painted.

 

I've not seen that technique mentioned before.  Are the limbs brittle after the plaster?

 

Henry, the wound wire is not visible once dunked in the plaster and painted. You can still bend them "carefully" with no ill effects. A good sprinkle of ground foam and/or leaves and they look great.

richhotrain

 

When I do something like that, I become so absorbed that I completely miss what I intended to be watching on television.

Rich

 

Not me, I tend to watch in a pretty focused manner so only work on things in the commercials. Usually, I do sit-ups, push-ups, planks, or some other exercise during commercial breaks. I can bang off 50 push-ups or 100 sit-ups and still get another pour of Scotch in a single break.Laugh

I am pulling for the Kraken, however, it is hard to think that Boston won't take it, given the record-setting year they just had.

 

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Posted by Tin Can II on Friday, April 28, 2023 12:10 PM

I don't really do anything during the games, as I tend to concentrate on the hockey game.  I will turn down the tv sound during intermissions to listen to the Stars radio intermission shows.

Hope the Stars can finish off the Wild tonight. Go Stars!!!

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Posted by JimL on Friday, April 28, 2023 1:03 PM

BATMAN

Why make Aspen and Poplar trees of course. ...

Very cool! I'd like to see them when finished.

Pretty much the only time I watch sports now is while I'm doing something else ... either in my garage or my little indoor work shop. i have two "assembly" tables in there .... one I'm building the new Walthers' new 2-Stall Diesel Engine House ... the other a 1:35 Tamiya Tiger tank ... slowly.

Fun watching the NJ Devils vs. NY Rangers series here in NJ ... our two arenas are only a 20-minute train ride from each other on NJ Transit.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 30, 2023 8:20 AM

The only sporting events I watch are the Superbowl and the Olympics.

Any sporting event that is not a single event, all in, no tomorrow, winner take all, competition is not for me. Best of seven is just silly.

That is why I really dislike the skateboarding events in the Summer Games. So much of it just does not matter, so who cares?

No thanks.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, April 30, 2023 12:58 PM

A few years ago, I was waiting at a brewpub on Cape Cod for the GF, sipping a fresh local beer, sitting outside in the sun and watching some little kids play the cornhole game that was set up.   I realized that given a cold beer and a nice place to sit, I'll watch most sports, preferably the ones with little kids.

I played ice hockey for 50 years, but the games I still remember are the times I coached my daughter in soccer and lacrosse.  That's when sports was the most real for me.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 10:15 AM

MisterBeasley
I still remember the times I coached my daughter in soccer and lacrosse.  That's when sports were the most real for me.

I coached kids in hockey, baseball, and softball. It could be a real challenge when it came to coaching high school girls as they can be an emotional lot especially when the boyfriends or those they hope to have as boyfriends would be in the stands.Laugh It was all enjoyable though.

Coaching boy's hockey was different as they tended to get down to business and could care less about any girls in the stands.Pirate

Went out and bought supplies for the silly second round of the playoffs. I have been experimenting with mixing and matching different kinds of wire, making different types of trees. We shall see how it all turns out.....The trees, not the playoffs.Laugh

 

 

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Posted by Tophias on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:49 PM

Being a Bruins fan, I won't be watching any more hockey games this year.  Oh BTW, my therapist says I should be back to normal in a few months!

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Posted by Tin Can II on Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:09 AM

Looks like I won't be worrying about hockey playoffs much after tonight.

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It didn't hurt that on that team of 8-10 kids were a future NBA player (current Chicago Bull) and two division 1 football players (running back at Texas Tech and an OL at Purdue).  I think there were a couple of other college athletes on the team as well.  But the biggest thing she did was to teach them to play as a team and have fun.

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:30 AM

I got three more trees done while watching last night's game. I have enough made now that I need to make up a plaster soup and start dunking to hide the fact they are made out of wire.

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:41 AM

What to do if the NHL playoffs are on... change the channel.

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:32 PM

Here is another one of last night's efforts.

 

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Posted by Tophias on Friday, May 26, 2023 9:05 AM

SeeYou190

What to do if the NHL playoffs are on... change the channel.

Laugh

 

Kevin, it's looking like you're going to have to watch the Lightning win the Cup

The only NHL game I would ever watch is game 7 of the Stanley Cup if the Bolts are in it.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, May 26, 2023 9:42 AM

Tophias
Kevin, it's looking like you're going to have to watch the Lightning win the Cup

GO BOLTS!

Florida: #1 In Hockey!

Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, May 26, 2023 9:55 AM

I just looked, and from what I saw the Bolts are out and the Panthers are in.

Miami still counts as Florida, but it is the wrong coast.

North Florida does not count.

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Posted by snjroy on Friday, May 26, 2023 7:25 PM

I see that your trees are coming along Brent. Good job!

My team didn't even make the playoffs, but I still watch the games. Hockey is hockey. Soon, the Memorial cup games will be starting - what a treat that will be for Canadian junior hockey fans.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, May 28, 2023 12:36 PM

snjroy
My team didn't even make the playoffs, but I still watch the games. Hockey is hockey. Soon, the Memorial cup games will be starting - what a treat that will be for Canadian junior hockey fans. Simon

I was disappointed when the Oilers were eliminated, but when Trawna (Toronto, for the snooty bunch) got knocked-off, it made my day.  That's the only hockey  team for which I would never root.
No offense to the players, but Trawna seems to think that the sun shines only out of their-you-know-what.

Otherwise, I'm not fussy, and will root for the Panthers and/or the Stars.

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, May 28, 2023 9:46 PM

snjroy

I see that your trees are coming along Brent. Good job!

My team didn't even make the playoffs, but I still watch the games. Hockey is hockey. Soon, the Memorial cup games will be starting - what a treat that will be for Canadian junior hockey fans.

Simon

 

Thanks Simon, so many kinds of trees so little time.Laugh

This is a photo that Matthew Hicks posted here several years ago, I want my layout to look just like this.Pirate

 

I love watching junior hockey, they need to impress and make their mark if they want to make the big show.

I have a secret formula for the NHL playoffs three remaining teams. Vegas has 19 Canadians on the roster, Florida has 16 Canadians and Dallas has 14 Canadians. That's the Don Cherry formula.Laugh

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 9:20 AM

Another night of hockey had me knock off more trees. Living in the land of 200' trees makes it hard for me to produce a little one but here is a little one I got done last night. Putting little 100' trees on the layout is easy as you can just plop them down anywhere, the 200-footers require some thought as to their placement.Laugh

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Posted by thomas81z on Thursday, June 1, 2023 6:06 PM

Tophias

Being a Bruins fan, I won't be watching any more hockey games this year.  Oh BTW, my therapist says I should be back to normal in a few months!

 

ahhh another m@ sshole lol . i was born in salem mass & lived in peabody mass till my parents moved to NH

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