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02-16-2004, 02:32 PM
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Don't Blink - You'll Miss Something

can someone explain this to me? i'm confused, its from NHL.com...

"Don't blink, you'll miss something -- The New Jersey Devils may be the NHL's toughest team on concessionaires. Of the 12 games this season that have been clocked in 2:06 or less, half involved the defending Stanley Cup champs. In back-to-back contests, the Devils were clocked in 2:06 (a 4-0 loss to Vancouver) and 2:04 (a 4-1 loss at Philadelphia) But the Devils can win fast, too: They have beaten the Islanders, Canadiens, and Panthers in games that also lasted just 2:06."

its at the bottom of this page: http://www.nhl.com/columns/kreiser/leads021304.html

WTF???

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Those are the legnths of the games (ie. under 2 hours and 6 minutes). The "don't blink" thing is just a hyperbole to emphasize how quick the devils games are.

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It's saying that devils have played in half the games that lasted a total of less than 2 hours and 6 minutes. And won most of them

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dont have to worry about me blinking cuz i wouldnt even watch a devils snoozefest.

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hmm...i c. that's weird that they actually time the games. what is the average length of an NHL game?

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i would say 2:12-15

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so what's the point of this stat?

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dont have to worry about me blinking cuz i wouldnt even watch a devils snoozefest.
No, the problem is that once you blink your eyes never open again because you've fallen asleep.

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hmm...i c. that's weird that they actually time the games. what is the average length of an NHL game?
They seemed to run about 2:10-2:15 last year when the new fast face-off rule was implemented. They seem to be longer this year. I think many teams took advantage of the time saved to insert extra TV timeouts.

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dont have to worry about me blinking cuz i wouldnt even watch a devils snoozefest.

Stole the words right out of my mouth.

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dont have to worry about me blinking cuz i wouldnt even watch a devils snoozefest.
Only took 3 replies for someone to contribute the most cliched and useless comment about the Devils

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so what's the point of this stat?

thats a big chunk. 10-12 mins

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