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Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 12, 2011, 12:13:26 PM
East:

(1) Washington Capitals vs. (8) New York Rangers
(2) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (7) Buffalo Sabres
(3) Boston Bruins vs. (6) Montreal Canadiens
(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

West:

(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (8) Chicago Blackhawks
(2) San Jose Sharks vs. (7) Los Angeles Kings
(3) Detroit Red Wings vs. (6) Phoenix Coyotes
(4) Anaheim Ducks vs. (5) Nashville Predators

Questions:

1- Will you watch the city of Montreal burn to the ground in game 3 of the Bruins v. Habs series?
2- Series you will watch the least of and why.

Also, WHO YOU GOT.

East:

Rags d. Capitals in 6
Flyers d. Sabres in 6
Bruins d. Habs in 7
Lightning d. Penguins in 6

West:

Canucks d. Blackhawks in 7
Sharks d. Kings in 6
Dogs d. Red Wings in 6
Ducks d. Predators in 5

I don't see much in terms of a blowout series. I think the Canucks/Hawks series could either be a sweep or a game 7 OT, hard to tell.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 12, 2011, 12:16:58 PM
Caps in 6
Briere's in 6
Bruins in 3 (I figure at some point Montreal just stops bothering to come to the arenas)
Penguins in 6

Canucks in 6
Sharks in 7
Red Wings in 6
Ducks in 5

The one I'll watch the least is Ducks/Predators.  It doesn't have the fun factor of Boston/Montreal. 
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: treble on April 12, 2011, 12:49:42 PM
Capitals in 5
Sabres in 7
Bruins in 7
Penguins in 6

Canucks in 6 (Really would love a Chicago sweep, but I don't see it)
Sharks in 7
Coyotes in 7 (If Phoenix wins the Cup, I win $150)
Predators in 6

The series I'll end up watching the least of will probably be Sharks/Kings because they'll all be past my bedtime.  I'll probably watch bits of the games in Nashville, I like their playoff crowds.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on April 12, 2011, 01:09:50 PM
Capitals in 7
Flyers in 6
Bruins in 5
Penguins in 6

Blackhawks in 7
Sharks in 4
Coyotes in 7
Predators in 7
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Thrasher on April 12, 2011, 01:34:11 PM
East
Washington in 6
Flyers in 7
Bruins  in 6
Penguins in 5

West:
Blackhawks in 6
Sharks in 6
Red Wings in 7
Predators in 5
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 12, 2011, 03:34:31 PM
Washington in 6
Buffalo in 7
Boston in 5
Tampa in 6

West:

Chicago in 6
Sharks in 5 (they won't sweep, but with Kopitar out I guess they could.)
Phoenix in 7
Anaheim in 4
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on April 12, 2011, 09:02:47 PM
Watching Montreal burn to the ground will be a nice change of pace from election coverage.

I'll probably watch the Ducks/Preds series the least, as I can't see CBC giving much coverage to it.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 12, 2011, 11:23:36 PM
East:

New York Rangers in 6
Philadelphia Flyers in 5
Boston Bruins in 6
Tampa Bay Lightning in 7

West:

Vancouver Canucks in 5
Los Angeles Kings in 7
Phoenix Coyotes in 6
Nashville Predators in 6
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 13, 2011, 12:27:15 AM
Caps in 5
Sabres in 7
Bruins in 6
Pens in 6

Canucks in 6
Sharks in 5
Wings in 6
Ducks in 6

I really do not know which version of the Wings will show up. Their defense has been brutal this year and goaltending was shaky. At times they have looked stellar but as late as game 81 they have looked dismal. I'd like to think Phoenix's offense won't be enough but if the porous D and questionable goaltending flare up they're screwed.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: jimmy no nose on April 13, 2011, 10:36:06 AM
Dominic Moore just celebrated the fact that his shot was stopped about a foot short of the goal.  I really have no idea what he thought happened.  Had he taken another poke at it there's at least a chance he could have put it in.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on April 13, 2011, 11:52:33 AM
Rangers over Capitals (six)
Flyers over Sabres (six)
Bruins over Canadiens (five)
Lightning over Penguins (seven)

Canucks over Blackhawks (six)
Sharks over Kings (seven)
Red Wings over Coyotes (seven)
Ducks over Predators (four)

1.) Montreal will win game three. Game four they'll lose by six.
2.) Ducks vs Preds
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 13, 2011, 12:07:56 PM
The great thing about no one caring about the Ducks and the Predators is that it extends to both teams home towns.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 13, 2011, 01:17:37 PM
Fuck.

Washington v. Rangers is going into OT. OT is the worst
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 13, 2011, 01:40:12 PM
Yeah I hate sudden death games with no TV timeouts to interrupt. 

Oh wait.  No I don't.  That would be gay.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 13, 2011, 01:42:17 PM
Fuck.

Washington v. Rangers is going into OT. OT is the worst

lol OKAY Matt Young
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 13, 2011, 01:56:48 PM
The Rags are the worst draw for the Caps in the first round. Their ability to block shots, forecheck and ESPECIALLY backcheck is going to kill Washington. Even if the Caps get out of the first round, they're going to have to earn it. They'll be close to cooked in the second round.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 13, 2011, 02:07:42 PM
After that brutal and penalty filled first period, the Wings certainly turned it around. Howie kept them in it which was quite encouraging.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: O.G. on April 13, 2011, 04:41:37 PM
Bit late on my predictions but tonight didn't change them:

Caps in 6
Flyers in 5
Bruins in 5
Penguins in 7

Canucks in 7
Sharks in 5
Wings in 6
Ducks in 7

Least: Ducks/Preds or Kings/Sharks.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Edwin on April 14, 2011, 09:03:14 AM
So, I got tickets to Caps/Rangers game 2 through work.  I kinda feel like a dick since I'm, at best, a casual hockey fan, but fuck it, let's see some teeth spill.  Anyone in particular you guys would like taunted?
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on April 14, 2011, 09:41:08 AM
I can't name a single skater on the Rangers anymore. Just heckle John Tortorella.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 14, 2011, 09:46:36 AM
Coyotes in 7 (If Phoenix wins the Cup, I win $150)

blood money
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: treble on April 14, 2011, 09:48:32 AM
So, I got tickets to Caps/Rangers game 2 through work.  I kinda feel like a dick since I'm, at best, a casual hockey fan, but fuck it, let's see some teeth spill.  Anyone in particular you guys would like taunted?
Bryan McCabe
Coyotes in 7 (If Phoenix wins the Cup, I win $150)

blood money
I'll wear my Teemu Selanne sweater when I take the money.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on April 14, 2011, 09:50:35 AM
Is Sean Avery playing in this series? Call him all manners of homosexual.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 14, 2011, 09:52:50 AM
So, I got tickets to Caps/Rangers game 2 through work.  I kinda feel like a dick since I'm, at best, a casual hockey fan, but fuck it, let's see some teeth spill.  Anyone in particular you guys would like taunted?

Sing the Eastern Motors song if Ovechkin scores a goal.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 14, 2011, 09:53:14 AM
He sat the first game, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him in for Game 2.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 14, 2011, 10:54:34 AM
I think Kaberle is still working for the Maple Leafs.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on April 14, 2011, 11:43:27 AM
Bruins are doing everything but putting the puck in the net.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 14, 2011, 12:41:08 PM
Well I was wrong about Montreal.  They showed up. 
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on April 14, 2011, 12:45:04 PM
It seems like the Bruins make the worst mistakes at the worst possible times in the playoffs.  Trying to shoot the puck THROUGH Price's chest didn't help things.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 14, 2011, 01:07:41 PM
Ryan Miller stole game 1 in Philly.  Actually the team played very well defensively...it just sounds sexier that way.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Justice and Rule on April 14, 2011, 01:54:42 PM
Holy shit. Ian White just got murdered on the boards, and Ben Eager went looking for justice. Starting to really, really feel the hate here.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 14, 2011, 02:24:44 PM
There's a guy in the front row of the Sharks opening playoff game sitting there eating a salad.  That's a hockey town.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 14, 2011, 03:46:01 PM
Kings love this physical play. I am tense as fuck right now, but I love the rough stuff our players have been utilizing all game.

Stoll's probably gonna get suspended for that hit on White. So we'll get to see Schenn. But without Stoll's faceoff ability, um...
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 14, 2011, 04:12:52 PM
How can anyone watch this and say they hate playoff overtime?
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 14, 2011, 04:19:00 PM
That blows.  Salad eating non fan made me really want to see San Jose lose
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 14, 2011, 05:15:53 PM
That was way more than I expected. I didn't think the Sharks would have problems with our physical play. Good! We won't be rolling over without Kopitar.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Flik on April 15, 2011, 12:01:13 AM
Hasn't that always been the problem with the Sharks? They've always had the talent to be a great team, they just never had the toughness to stand up to a very physical style of play in the playoffs. I'd bet if you look at every time they get bounced, it was against a very physical team.

Go Kings go!

Yes, I know they lost, I still hope they win it.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on April 15, 2011, 03:26:28 AM
Milan Lucic looked sluggish out there
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 15, 2011, 06:52:42 AM
Stoll suspended one game for that hit on White. Schenn! Schenn! Schenn!
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on April 15, 2011, 07:40:07 AM
Was Dustin Penner playing last night? Didn't see him out there
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 15, 2011, 08:00:55 AM
He looks like garbage without Kopitar.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Edwin on April 16, 2011, 03:50:44 AM
Caps/Rangers was great.  You'll be happy to know that "Avery sucks" chants were continuous for all of the 8 or so minutes he was on the ice.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 16, 2011, 05:04:53 AM
Let's take away the all around part and just call Datsyuk the best player in the NHL. What a play.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 16, 2011, 05:55:59 AM
Datsyuk is in beast mode today. Had that between the legs goal happened the Joe would have exploded.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 16, 2011, 06:54:02 AM
And exhale. If this is how the refs were in Detroit, I can't even imagine what will transpire in Gary's House.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 16, 2011, 07:17:08 AM
Franzen is my favorite Frankenstein looking hockey player ever
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 16, 2011, 10:04:12 AM
Z is sick and was in the hospital today. He's playing.

This might be the worst day of my life.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 16, 2011, 10:16:57 AM
That should say not playing.

This is either going to a be a win going away by the Bruins, ala Smarch 24 or the season might as well be over.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 16, 2011, 10:20:13 AM
(http://inphamousdevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/rage_face.jpeg)
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 16, 2011, 10:23:07 AM
WHY DO I FALL FOR THIS EVERY YEAR.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 16, 2011, 12:39:34 PM
2 games, 1 goal.

I think Leafs fans are laughing at us. Kaberle is a piece of shit.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 16, 2011, 12:43:40 PM
It could easily be a sweep at this point. Wow.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 16, 2011, 12:46:16 PM
If the Bruins lose this series, Claude has to be gone. He's being outcoached by playoff dynamo Jacques Martin.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 16, 2011, 12:47:00 PM
I feel better about the loss today than I thought I would.  You can't win a game when you give a team 8 straight power plays.  And I mean GIVE A TEAM.  The officiating was fine.  The Sabres played so dumb in the second period.  But coming home 1-1 I feel alright (it helps that I don't expect them to win this series) just stay out of the penalty box.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Cartman on April 16, 2011, 12:47:28 PM
Jacobs should fire the entire staff, and then himself.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 16, 2011, 01:01:50 PM
I'm clogging this thread but this is a Claude Julien team: Always good enough in the regular season but collapses in the playoffs. He just refuses to change his gameplan even when it's literally being exposed in front of his very eyes. Tonight, he kept pushing his stupid 2-1-2 (in name only, really a 1-2-2) and not changing any lines. This was a consistent thing during the season. For most teams, if they're shut out, the lines are jumbled. The #1 line all season (Lucic-Horton-Krejci) worked great for him...at times. Right now? They are being squeezed by Gill's size which is taking away Krejci's ability to get open. And with Subban's speed, Horton and Lucic can't work around him. MOVE ONE OF HORTON/LUCIC. Get more speed on the line to take away Subban and force Gill to move. Gill is looking like a fucking Norris candidate in the series so far.

And the defense is just overexposed. Chiarelli got fucking rooked in that Kaberle trade. All we heard was how "creative" Kaberle is and how well he does on the powerplay. He's creative at giving the fucking puck away. And he's always two steps behind the actual play. On the first Gionta goal last night, Kaberle almost skated out of the fucking slot! WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU GOING YOU APPLE-CHEEKED PEPIK?! And his work on the powerplay is half-assed passes that "go against the grain" yet are passes to guys who have no shot, no angle and no way to pass out of the situation without wrapping the puck around. Here's the Bruin powerplay:

- Lose draw
- Chase puck down
- Dump and chase
- Seidenberg(!) on one point, Kaberle on the other point.
- D to D
- D to D
- D to Krejci on half wall
- Krejci behind the back to Seidenberg
- D to D
- Kaberle skates towards the slot and WHATTHEFUCKAREYOUDOING turns the puck over

Power plays require movement. They require players in constant motion to create mismatches and 2 on 1's down low. The only shots (if they get through) are from the point and are kicked into the corner by either the goalie or blocked by the D and cleared. There's no mystery to the power play, there's nothing to it right now.

The Bruins might get a boost when Z is back next game. But they're in a fucking hole now that only they can get themselves out of. I would hope to see different line combos out there on Monday night, but I'm sure we'll see the same old same old.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 16, 2011, 03:41:01 PM
You can't win in the playoffs with a bad penalty kill, and the Sharks have a horrible one. There is no way the shitty Kings PP should have three goals already. The Kings have a great PK and it's the reason the series is tied 1-1, and it's going to be a huge edge for LA the rest of this series.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 16, 2011, 05:49:06 PM
Doughty had a hell of a game tonight, and a D-man having a hand in every goal is quite impressive.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Harley Quinn on April 17, 2011, 01:02:27 AM
I respect Claude for what he's managed to do with Boston over the past few years but when he loses this series, I think it'll be time for the Bruins to move on.  They are starting to represent the early 90's squads where they'd put up good regular season records and be expected to make a challenge only to falter.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on April 17, 2011, 05:46:16 AM
Claude never matches up his lines. He never did that in Montreal either.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: ZGangsta on April 17, 2011, 02:19:01 PM
3-0. Awesome.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on April 17, 2011, 03:02:04 PM
Vancouver was lucky to escape with a victory
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on April 18, 2011, 01:45:53 AM
Extremely lucky that the Torres hit wasn't five and a game. I'd rather see the Red Wings win the West than these pieces of shit.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: ZGangsta on April 18, 2011, 05:03:19 AM
Nope, behind the net is the "hitting area" (as stupid as that sounds), it's in the rule. You're expected to have your head up when you're back there. He got 2 for interference, not roughing, or charging, or anything related to the type of hit. The idea that it deserved 5 minutes is ridiculous. They can't just make up rules because the player that got hit was important.

No suspension, not even a hearing:
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=362743 (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=362743)
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on April 18, 2011, 06:26:39 AM
I didn't know that Torres played for Boston.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: ZGangsta on April 18, 2011, 09:29:41 AM
The NHL's reasoning:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=560159 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=560159)

So it was a legal hit, and it wasn't a late hit, so even the 2 minute interference call was bullshit according to the NHL. But that was a case of the ref seeing "uh oh, a big name player just got plowed, better call something."
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 18, 2011, 10:19:56 AM
pray... for... mojo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r856_yCHgFg#)

Mojo = Bruins
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on April 18, 2011, 12:38:53 PM
So is it too much to ask for ONE fucking power play goal?

EDIT: "GET UP!!"  Jack rules.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on April 18, 2011, 01:13:51 PM
This is the scary thing about this team. You see the flashes of brilliance, like the first period. Then it's like they stop forechecking as hard and regress into a collapsing defensive system that allows shots from everywhere. Thomas's rebound control this series has been a fucking joke, the "let's collapse around the goalie and try to clear out the rebounds" doesn't work against a forecheck like Montreal's. They're collapsing and allowing Montreal to generate speed and aggressiveness through the neutral zone at will.

It was good to get a win but it was an incredibly lucky win considering how the game went after they went up 3-0. Not sure what problem Claude's teams have with 3-0 leads but it needs to get fixed. Fast.

Re: Powerplay. I hope Kaberle is sent fucking packing. He's dogshit wrapped in dogshit that's been pounded out, a roulade of shit.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 18, 2011, 01:51:55 PM
Detroit up 2 3 minutes in? Let the bullshit penalties begin.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: ZGangsta on April 18, 2011, 03:03:13 PM
"Rich Peverley! ISN'T THAT RICH!!!!"

Wow, Boston sure stopped playing after the 3-0 lead.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on April 18, 2011, 03:05:47 PM
They did the same thing in Game 7 against Philly.  It's like they jump to a lead and suddenly play prevent defense and completely lose all aggression.  Montreal was mercilessly pressuring the net and Thomas had to stand on his fucking head to keep the game from being tied.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on April 18, 2011, 03:08:19 PM
Five ugly goals in that Habs/Bruins game and boy do I miss Markov. Hamlrik is awful and I hope they sit his ass down for the series
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 18, 2011, 04:11:11 PM
Never thought they'd be up 3-0. The most lulz worthy part was Doan saying Bryz was the best player in the series.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 19, 2011, 02:14:00 AM
The NHL is staying on VS and NBC. The VS studio coverage has improved, but NBC is a complete mess, and I don't care for putting up with the eastern conference game of the week anymore. Here's to more Rangers/Flyers/Red Wings/Caps/Pens games, I guess.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Thrasher on April 19, 2011, 02:55:04 AM
The only thing I really didn't like about NBC was that it seemed for like three weeks in a row they were showing Flyers/Rangers games. As for the Kings and Ducks being on national TV, I don't care as long is it's on locally.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 19, 2011, 03:23:07 AM
Until NBC gets rid of Mike Milbury, they can go fuck off. That asshole shouldn't be anywhere near a hockey rink. Everything dating back to what he did as a player, to how awful or a GM he was all the way to what he said to JR last year. Fuck him.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Thrasher on April 19, 2011, 04:01:01 AM
I know Milbury is on the NESN telecasts and I think TSN telecasts. He's like a really ignorant Don Cherry.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 06:23:30 AM
I know Milbury is on the NESN telecasts and I think TSN telecasts. He's like a really ignorant Don Cherry.

Speaking of Grapes, he took a shot at Milbury on CBC last night
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 19, 2011, 06:39:03 AM
Milbury is horrible and yet is somehow not the worst part of NBC broadcasts.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2011, 06:41:06 AM
The NBC deal ensures that all the playoff games will be on cable TV/NBC instead of this stupid bullshit of lots of them being on regional broadcasts only, so I'm in favor of the deal only because of that. Like I get tired of not being able to watch the Eastern Conference game of my choice and getting stuck with some crap like Washington/NYR that I don't give a fuck about.
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Post by: the max on April 19, 2011, 06:44:28 AM
I like the way they have it, personally. Granted, I didn't get the Bruins in HD last night because VS went with Flyers/Sabres, but I would rather the regional coverage for the first round before the national guys start to treat everything like it's the BIGGEST STORY EVER. Plus, most VS announcers suck.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 19, 2011, 06:47:06 AM
As bad as NBC can be, the NHL has gotten really good numbers since it started airing on there.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2011, 07:04:52 AM
The teams still get regional coverage for the first round. The games won't be on CI anymore, so I do feel a little bad for the out of area fans who won't get to hear their announcers. But Jack Edwards is a big pile of shit which means I don't necessarily feel bad for Boston fans, so.
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Post by: the max on April 19, 2011, 08:55:03 AM
*likes Jack Edwards*
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Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 09:08:01 AM
The concept of having to deal with horribly inept and terrible hockey coverage is foreign to me as a Canadian.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 19, 2011, 11:05:36 AM
The teams still get regional coverage for the first round. The games won't be on CI anymore, so I do feel a little bad for the out of area fans who won't get to hear their announcers. But Jack Edwards is a big pile of shit which means I don't necessarily feel bad for Boston fans, so.

So...what, exactly?

Jack Edwards is probably one of the best announcers in hockey, so your last sentence is incorrect.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2011, 11:06:19 AM
Anyone who isn't a Boston fan that likes Jack Edwards is a fucking idiot, so kudos to ya!
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Post by: KingPK on April 19, 2011, 11:24:25 AM
Anyone who isn't a Boston fan that likes Jack Edwards is a fucking idiot, so kudos to ya!

Jack Edwards High (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fyPwEF2DLY#)
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Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 11:27:36 AM
I know it's counter-productive, but Keith going Beast Mode on Torres and swatting down any Canuck in sight for good measure got a good laugh out of me.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 19, 2011, 11:45:18 AM
Anyone who isn't a Boston fan that likes Jack Edwards is a fucking idiot, so kudos to ya!

So, me and Czech are fucking idiots. :-(
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2011, 11:47:48 AM
Yeah guys, sorry. Liking him is pretty idiotic. Announcers that appeal to 12 year old kids and Boston homers generally aren't for me.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 19, 2011, 11:51:35 AM
Yeah guys, sorry. Liking him is pretty idiotic. Announcers that appeal to 12 year old kids and Boston homers generally aren't for me.

No need to apologise.

I think he's great. He brings real enthusiasm to the game, and I enjoy his passion for the Bruins and the game. He's a joy to listen to, and I actually don't mind watching the Boston feed when they play the Leafs
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Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 11:54:17 AM
God dammit Mike Milbury is soiling the CBC broadcast now.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 19, 2011, 11:54:50 AM
God dammit Mike Milbury is soiling the CBC broadcast life now.

EFA
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Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 11:58:54 AM
Milbury is so in the tank for Vancouver it's not funny.
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Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 12:03:39 PM
Anyone know what his comments were regarding the Torres hit? I want something to compare to his chastising of Keith for going after Torres.
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Post by: Czech on April 19, 2011, 12:08:24 PM
Anyone know what his comments were regarding the Torres hit? I want something to compare to his chastising of Keith for going after Torres.
D'AWWWWWWW, THAT WAS FINE, THAT'S A HOCKEY HIT! YOU KEEP YOUR HEAD UP WHEN YOU'RE OUT THERE, THAT'S JUST GOOD CANADIAN HOCKEY.

*he may not have said this
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Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 12:28:33 PM
Chicago is in Beast Mode right now.
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Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 12:43:23 PM
Nice to see 7uongo make a playoff appearance.
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Post by: Czech on April 19, 2011, 12:44:13 PM
This would've been nice on Sunday, you know.
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Post by: Czech on April 19, 2011, 01:04:11 PM
Even in a down year for the Hawks, we still get one Luon6o night.
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Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 01:15:37 PM
I'm just enjoying this for what it is: hilarious.
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Post by: Czech on April 19, 2011, 01:28:39 PM
The Hawks have unleashed the supertards of the last two years. There were five Canucks in the box for a couple seconds. If only this were the start of something big. It's probably more like that Johan Franzen game that Detroit had against the Sharks before getting eliminated last year.
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Post by: BPSS on April 19, 2011, 01:47:18 PM
The last 5 minutes of that game was a gong show.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2011, 02:27:38 PM
The Sharks are the biggest group of pussies in sports.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 19, 2011, 02:29:35 PM
I find myself surprisingly into the Kings this offseason.  A combination of thinking it's hilarious when the Sharks lose, that guy eating the salad in the front row of the playoff opener and not having any animosity whatsoever towards the Kings has really turned me into a fan.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2011, 02:31:14 PM
I really wish I was there tonight. At best I'd be able to go to a Western Conference Final game, not any sooner, but I don't think we're going that far. Winning a series would be huge, our fans have suffered a long time and deserve it.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 19, 2011, 02:35:10 PM
I had the opportunity to go to the Sabres game on Easter...which sounded great on paper.  Now that I think that will end up being the day they get eliminated by the Flyers...I passed.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2011, 04:17:57 PM
Few players let the team down in the 2nd. That was embarrassing.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2011, 04:39:13 PM
Penner should be forced to sit until Kopitar comes back, because clearly he doesn't give a shit unless he's playing with one of the best centers in the league. Fuck that useless asshole.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 19, 2011, 04:41:29 PM
Everything I root for dies. 

Sorry Kings fans.  That one's on me.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2011, 04:48:55 PM
I feel like drinking myself into a coma.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 20, 2011, 01:45:30 AM
The Sharks are the biggest group of pussies in sports.

I hope the Ducks can pussy up like that.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 20, 2011, 06:09:30 AM
Penner is going to be regulated to forth line by seasons end. He's a slug and won't keep pace with the kings
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 20, 2011, 01:00:03 PM
Miller and Boucher put on a goaltending clinic in the last few minutes.

Briere was standing dead in front of Miller all alone and Miller caught the shot off the end of the stick.

Ennis went in on a breakaway and Boucher got a pad on it.

Right back down Miller got a stick on a shot to cover up.

Excellent stuff.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 20, 2011, 01:11:29 PM
An absolute gem from Miller.  Maybe his best performance of the year.  He made a lot of very difficult saves.  Career highlight reel stuff
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Post by: BPSS on April 20, 2011, 01:59:51 PM
JUST DIE ALREADY, PHOENIX.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 20, 2011, 02:00:04 PM
Pretty sure Gaborik just turned heel on the Rangers.
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Post by: BPSS on April 20, 2011, 02:23:51 PM
I'm not sure I can stand to hear the announcers talk about the inspirational story of the poor Phoenix Coyotes for another two periods.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 20, 2011, 02:30:37 PM
Trust me, I want it over ASAP too but it'll be tough if Phoenix keeps getting fluky goals and ample PP's.
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Post by: BPSS on April 20, 2011, 02:37:17 PM
Every Phoenix goal is a smile on Gary Bettman's face.
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Post by: BPSS on April 20, 2011, 02:52:02 PM
Did you know a girl was cured of cancer after visiting the Jobing.com Arena?
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 20, 2011, 04:00:57 PM
AHAHA TODD BERTUZZI BREAKS THE COYOTES' NECK FUCK YES
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 20, 2011, 04:04:11 PM
Considering the Phoenix based fans who

A.) Actually exist

B.) Actually care about hockey

...well it's probably not that many of them but most will become Kings fans and I don't know how to feel about that.
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 20, 2011, 04:09:30 PM
(http://goughsgifts.com/images/categories/Jets_Logo.gif)
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 20, 2011, 04:09:57 PM
Let us never speak of the "Pheonix Coyotes" ever again
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 20, 2011, 04:13:21 PM
Great series from the Wings. Good chance now to rest up and get healthy. And congrats to Edmonton, you are no longer the least desirable place to play in the NHL!
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 20, 2011, 04:15:20 PM
Last Winnipeg Jets Game Ever ( Final 20 Seconds ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61DQc_szzFg#)

lol I knew I'd seen this movie before
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 20, 2011, 04:17:33 PM
Great series from the Wings. Good chance now to rest up and get healthy. And congrats to Edmonton, you are no longer the least desirable place to play in the NHL!

lol

I can't wait to see what happens when they have to sit through seasons of a bullshit team that can't bring in any good players. A few months ago our announcers said they absolutely dreaded the trips to Winnipeg, just totally buried the city and basically said it's the worst place on the continent they've ever been.
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Post by: Czech on April 20, 2011, 05:10:53 PM
Okay, and Phoenix is so fuckin' great? It's a big asphalt blemish on a desert. It's filled with old people, Mexicans, and, if my acquaintances are any indication, girls who got teen pregnant back home in Wisconsin/Illinois/Michigan and decided to start a new life with bad tattoos and massage therapy school. At least Winnipeg is an actual city with arts and culture and a sense of community and all that other stuff that springs up when it's cold outside. It's basically a marginally colder St. Paul.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 20, 2011, 05:34:17 PM
I'm not trying to defend Phoenix or anything but at least you can go outside during the winter and bar hop/do things that get guys like Patrick Kane in trouble but also contribute to players wanting to play in a city. Winnipeg's going to get their team back and they should, but let's not pretend players are going to want to go there when that couldn't be further from the truth. Players don't give a shit about arts and culture, they're meatheads who dump a puck down the ice and chase it for a living.
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Post by: Czech on April 20, 2011, 05:40:03 PM
Unless they're Swedes and Finns who play smart, skillful possession hockey. No dump-and-chase for the Red Wings!

For whatever it's worth, Ed Olczyk (OUR broadcaster) is a former Jet and, when pressed, has had only positive things to say about the city and the NHL coming back to it. Winnipeg will have plenty of bars and underage girls willing to have sex with hockey players, so the city does indeed meet the two biggest needs of an NHL player.

For all the talk of "players wanting to play in a city," which worthwhile free agents actually show up to Phoenix, Miami, Atlanta, all these pissant warm-weather cities with shitty organizations in them? The most desirable location in the NHL is such a shithole that they use Eminem to improve their image.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 20, 2011, 05:44:35 PM
Well, in the last two years I think Ray Whitney's the only guy who's signed a contract in Phoenix without being traded there first. Of course that has a lot to do with their ownership though. Jovanovski signed in Phoenix too. No money, no free agents, obviously. I mean I can understand why nobody would want to play in Atlanta, but otherwise, why wouldn't they? Given that all of these teams have been in horrible financial situations since like, ever, there's really no way to know whether or not they'd come if one of those teams could somehow find magical money and give the players an opportunity to win. The Ducks are backed by someone who came up with magical money! They signed some guys and the owner got in trouble. Success.

And there are shitty organizations like the Rangers who provide location alone as a drawing card who can get almost any free agent they want despite not being able to put together a functioning team. That team is a great example of players signing somewhere just because they want to play in New York.
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Post by: treble on April 20, 2011, 09:32:38 PM
Coyotes in 7 (If Phoenix wins the Cup, I win $150)
:(
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 21, 2011, 12:24:43 AM
The most desirable location in the NHL is such a shithole that they use Eminem to improve their image.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v685/ByronTheBulb/2011-April-13-20-20-54.jpg)
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 21, 2011, 12:25:32 AM
I'm not trying to defend Phoenix or anything but at least you can go outside during the winter and bar hop/do things that get guys like Patrick Kane in trouble but also contribute to players wanting to play in a city. Winnipeg's going to get their team back and they should, but let's not pretend players are going to want to go there when that couldn't be further from the truth. Players don't give a shit about arts and culture, they're meatheads who dump a puck down the ice and chase it for a living.

Didn't Patrick Kane get in trouble in Buffalo?
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 21, 2011, 02:10:01 AM
I never got the Winnipeg fetish hockey fans have, like it's some magical place that makes our lives better. It's a small city in the middle of nowhere that nobody would have heard of if not for the NHL and Chris Jericho. I guess it's cool to root for them because it's a nice non-threatening market, and it's always comfortable to have some of those in your league.
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Post by: LPM on April 21, 2011, 02:48:50 AM
I never got the Winnipeg fetish hockey fans have, like it's some magical place that makes our lives better. It's a small city in the middle of nowhere that nobody would have heard of if not for the NHL and Chris Jericho. I guess it's cool to root for them because it's a nice non-threatening market, and it's always comfortable to have some of those in your league.

I don't think anyone knows about Winnipeg because of Chris Jericho.

Anyways, my understanding is that the Peg actually has a pretty decent club/bar scene. It's cold, but it's not like they're trying to get people who grew up in Louisiana to move there. Hockey players are mostly guys from Canada and Scandinavia and Russia. They can handle Winnipeg.
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 03:13:16 AM
Also, the end of the Phoenix Coyotes makes Gary Bettman cry bitter, bitter tears; who doesn't want that?
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 21, 2011, 03:13:34 AM
I'm not trying to defend Phoenix or anything but at least you can go outside during the winter and bar hop/do things that get guys like Patrick Kane in trouble but also contribute to players wanting to play in a city. Winnipeg's going to get their team back and they should, but let's not pretend players are going to want to go there when that couldn't be further from the truth. Players don't give a shit about arts and culture, they're meatheads who dump a puck down the ice and chase it for a living.

Didn't Patrick Kane get in trouble in Buffalo?

It was just an example and everyone could get in trouble in their hometown.

I never got the Winnipeg fetish hockey fans have, like it's some magical place that makes our lives better. It's a small city in the middle of nowhere that nobody would have heard of if not for the NHL and Chris Jericho. I guess it's cool to root for them because it's a nice non-threatening market, and it's always comfortable to have some of those in your league.

I don't think anyone knows about Winnipeg because of Chris Jericho.

Anyways, my understanding is that the Peg actually has a pretty decent club/bar scene. It's cold, but it's not like they're trying to get people who grew up in Louisiana to move there. Hockey players are mostly guys from Canada and Scandinavia and Russia. They can handle Winnipeg.

Well of course they can handle it. That doesn't willingly mean they're going to go there when Winnipeg gets into regular bidding wars for their target of choice during free agency. I'm not saying they'll draft guys who beg to be traded, it'll just be tough sledding trying to improve their team through that avenue.
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Post by: Czech on April 21, 2011, 05:50:08 AM
The franchise does have a player who was drafted but held out because he didn't want to play in that city. I refer, of course, to Blake Wheeler refusing to report to Phoenix. They're not going to get into bidding wars for free agents. They're probably going to be like the Predators or Sabres and run a competitive but mid-level operation that drafts well and unloads its stars for more prospects when they're up for giant raises. Still, they'll make a lot more money than the Coyotes did, which will trickle down to the rest of the league.

Canucks GM runnin' scared from mean Hawks fans if there's a sixth game. Haha.
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Post by: Thrasher on April 21, 2011, 06:42:56 AM
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Playoffs/Phoenix/2011/04/21/18051576.html (http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Playoffs/Phoenix/2011/04/21/18051576.html)
I've got to cancel my Ilya Bryzgalov Jets jersey order.
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Post by: Czech on April 21, 2011, 07:03:02 AM
Guy has a lot to say for someone who can't stop a fuckin' shot.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 21, 2011, 07:11:57 AM
Welp, the starting goaltender for your 2011-2012 Winnipeg Jets, Jason LaBarbera bwhahahahaahahahahahaha
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 21, 2011, 07:15:11 AM
Gary is going to move the team to Kansas City, call them the Jets, and give the 'peg and Canada the middle finger.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 21, 2011, 07:16:41 AM
Nah man, that's what they'll do to the Thrashers. And then two years later QC will get a team.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 21, 2011, 07:17:18 AM
If the Jets come back I hope they get a brand new look. That old logo is terrible. I guess I'll have to buy the PHX third jersey with that cute coyote running across, too.

I kinda like having another team so close to the West Coast, as well. Maybe the Panthers can move to Vegas to take their place.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 21, 2011, 07:17:46 AM
Welp, the starting goaltender for your 2011-2012 Winnipeg Jets, Jason LaBarbera bwhahahahaahahahahahaha

Better than Bob Essensa and Tim Cheveldae
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 21, 2011, 07:21:45 AM
Maaybe better than Essensa. They're pretty similar actually, but nowadays it's hard to win games with someone like him tending goal on a permanent basis.

Bryzgalov wasn't going to go to any cold weather team though, doesn't really have too much to do with their organization or anything like that. I've felt all along that he was going to wind up in Tampa Bay even if the Coyotes were to stay put.
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 08:32:41 AM
Canucks GM runnin' scared from mean Hawks fans if there's a sixth game. Haha.

This was my favorite part of game 4, besides the return of Luongooaal, and the Hawks having a competition as to who could drill Torres the hardest.
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Post by: Czech on April 21, 2011, 08:44:20 AM
So I take it you're not on board with Canada's Last Best Chance.

Seabrook and Kopecky are out for Game 5. It was fun the other night, but I think we got as far as we're gonna go here with Fernando Pisani, Marcus Kruger, John Scott, and Battling Ben Smith. This should be a big win for the Canucks and their fans, for it will go a long way in normalizing what's currently an untenable shit-talking-to-achievement ratio.
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 08:54:40 AM
So I take it you're not on board with Canada's Last Best Chance.

There's something about the Canucks that's always bothered me, aside from my generally held belief that any team bob barron likes should be destroyed.

Even in '94 against the Rangers, I couldn't fully invest in the Canucks, and that series had the added incentive of my sister's douchebag boyfriend boosting New York every 5 minutes.
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Post by: Thrasher on April 21, 2011, 09:11:13 AM
The Canucks are team that has been in the league for a long time but hasn't accomplished much. They made it to the Finals twice and that's about it.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 21, 2011, 09:11:28 AM
So I take it you're not on board with Canada's Last Best Chance.

What, the Habs?
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Post by: Czech on April 21, 2011, 09:23:56 AM
There's something about the Canucks that's always bothered me, aside from my generally held belief that any team bob barron likes should be destroyed.
Yeah, that last part, I'm totally on board with, but I've been wrestling with the first part. When the Canucks were in the Morrison/Bertuzzi/Naslund/Sedins era, they were just a pretty good team among other pretty good teams in their division and conference, and everyone just seemed to go about their business. It's only been in the last three or four years that everyone everywhere has lost their shit over all things Canucks, from the media's BEST GOALTENDER IN THE WORLD proclamations and having an orgasm every time one Sedin assists another with their AMAZING TWINTUITION, to the fanbase getting so cocky and petulant as to seem almost un-Canadian about it. Is this because of the Olympics? Is there some culture of entitledness in modern Vancouver that's different from Ontario and the prairies? I mean, I generally root for Canadian teams to do well because hockey is a Canadian game on loan to the rest of America as long as we don't break it (which in 2005, we kinda did), but man, something's off about this whole Canucks thing, and it's not for nothing that I took so much joy out of the last two postseasons. Just a lot of assholes liking assholes out there.
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Post by: ZGangsta on April 21, 2011, 09:27:06 AM
You all suck.
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Post by: Czech on April 21, 2011, 09:28:40 AM
(http://www.sportressofblogitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/vince-vaughn-roberto-luongo.jpg)
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Post by: ZGangsta on April 21, 2011, 09:41:26 AM
I am filled with so much hate right now.

But seriously, I have no idea where you guys are getting all this from. Where do you get the idea that Vancouver gets so much focus from?
In Canada the media forgets they exist half the time, they spend 90% of their energy on LEAFS LEAFS LEAFS LEAFS! WHAT WILL BURKIE DO/SAY NEXT???? On HNIC, I'm pretty sure Don Cherry is unaware that there is an NHL team in Vancouver, while Ron McLean only talks about the Canucks when he's bashing the team.
In the US hockey press you have 2 player's who've won the scoring race back to back, yet all they (and the NHL marketing) focus on is SID VS OVIE!!~~~!~!!!!
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 21, 2011, 09:45:26 AM
In Canada the media forgets they exist half the time,

east coast bias Canada style
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 09:49:47 AM
I can't explain it. For lack of a better term, it's as if Vancouver is the most "American" in terms of its sports teams; no offense, but you Yanks can be assholes when it comes to Local Sports TeamsTM.

On the other hand, a lot of what makes Ontario so docile, Toronto in particular, is that our franchise is this giant leviathan that's structured in such a way that no matter what, it turns a massive profit, with or without a team worth a shit.
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Post by: ZGangsta on April 21, 2011, 09:59:50 AM
I can't explain it. For lack of a better term, it's as if Vancouver is the most "American" in terms of its sports teams; no offense, but you Yanks can be assholes when it comes to Local Sports TeamsTM.

On the other hand, a lot of what makes Ontario so docile, Toronto in particular, is that our franchise is this giant leviathan that's structured in such a way that no matter what, it turns a massive profit, with or without a team worth a shit.

What? Have you met a Maple Leafs fan? These are the assholes that go to games in other cities and try and make the biggest scene possible to show off their 'blue and white pride' or some shit like that.

Whenever I've been to a Leafs game in Vancouver it's always a giant circle jerk of idiots from Toronto trying to start "Canucks suck" chants and generally begging for as much attention as possible and then, when their "NHL team" invariably gets curb stomped, constantly letting everyone know that the game doesn't matter because what really matters is that anywhere you go you'll find Maple Leaf fans. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 10:06:56 AM
I am a Leafs fan, friend. And how is what you said different from any hardcore fan of any team in the history of ever?
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Post by: treble on April 21, 2011, 10:10:18 AM
Hey, Canucks fans, there's no rivalry between your team and the Leafs.  Stop trying to make one.  The only reason its even considered is because they play in the same country.  Even the lame 'Friday' parody, meant to pump the fans up for the playoffs, contained 2 shots at the Leafs.  Why?  DO YOU KNOW THAT THE LEAFS AREN'T VERY GOOD?!?!?!  THEY'RE AS BAD AS WE ARE GOOD!!!!!!!

You have the best team in the league and you're still so insecure that you have to drum up some lame pot shots at a team you play once or twice a year.  Jesus Christ, there was a 'Leafs Suck' chant at a fucking MLS game. YOU SURE SHOWED ALL THOSE BIG CITY TORONTO FOLK!

At least the Senators insecurities are somewhat warranted and not quite as pathetic.

And the thing is, unlike Czech and others, I actually kind of like the Sedins and Luongo, but fuck, that team and 99% of its fanbase are just detestable.
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 10:12:53 AM
But fuckin' LUUUU, man! The Leafs don't have that guy!
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Post by: Czech on April 21, 2011, 10:28:44 AM
Yeah, and another thing, celebrating every routine puck-freeze is fucking clownshoes. Faceoff in our end! LUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! Eat shit.
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Post by: treble on April 21, 2011, 10:36:05 AM
In Canada the media forgets they exist half the time
This is especially funny.
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Post by: treble on April 21, 2011, 11:17:16 AM
In Canada the media forgets they exist half the time, they spend 90% of their energy on LEAFS LEAFS LEAFS LEAFS! WHAT WILL BURKIE DO/SAY NEXT???? On HNIC, I'm pretty sure Don Cherry is unaware that there is an NHL team in Vancouver, while Ron McLean only talks about the Canucks when he's bashing the team.
So, I'm reading this some more and finding it more funny.  The Canucks get the late game on HNIC more often than not (and they probably should) and last year, CBC used their first dibs in playoff series on the Canucks (and then picked Sens/Pens, putting Montreal on TSN), not to mention that Don Cherry has been sucking Kevin Bieksa's dick for YEARS now (and he really doesn't like Ron Wilson, but I'm sure to you he never criticizes the Leafs).

Typical whiny bullshit that every second spent talking about the Leafs on Sportscentre is obviously time better spent talking about the Canucks.  The Leafs playoff 'push' got about the same amount of play as the Flames one did, probably a little more, but not much.

You had the best team in hockey this year, enjoy it and don't get all butthurt because of some perceived slight by big, bad CBC and TSN.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on April 21, 2011, 11:23:31 AM
Bruins are down 3-1 and already letting the Canadiens skate anywhere they please in their own end.  Thomas was briefly saving the defense's ass but rebounds and the constant barrage will be too much at some point.
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Post by: the max on April 21, 2011, 11:40:33 AM
I can't believe they woke up. Imagine how this game would be if they didn't sleepwalk through the first 28 minutes.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 21, 2011, 12:25:17 PM
Carey Price with the save of the series
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Post by: the max on April 21, 2011, 12:37:33 PM
This team is going to kill me dead at 27.

To overtime.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 21, 2011, 12:55:52 PM
Fuck you Jacques Martin and your conservative pressure
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Post by: Czech on April 21, 2011, 01:17:18 PM
PRO TIP: don't do the "CRAWWWWW-FOOORRRRD, CRAWWWWW-FOOORRRRD" taunt when the play is in your own end. Dipshits.

EDIT: what a fuck-you goal from Hossa.

EDIT2: it's happening again
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 21, 2011, 01:33:37 PM
Hey, let's stop what we are doing right in game 1 and 2 and forget about defensive help in our zone and counter attack. I hope Martin gets sacked this year
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 21, 2011, 01:35:53 PM
3-0 Hawks lol
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Post by: treble on April 21, 2011, 01:40:37 PM
In Canada the media forgets they exist half the time, they spend 90% of their energy on LEAFS LEAFS LEAFS LEAFS! WHAT WILL BURKIE DO/SAY NEXT???? On HNIC, I'm pretty sure Don Cherry is unaware that there is an NHL team in Vancouver, while Ron McLean only talks about the Canucks when he's bashing the team.
So, I'm reading this some more and finding it more funny.  The Canucks get the late game on HNIC more often than not (and they probably should) and last year, CBC used their first dibs in playoff series on the Canucks (and then picked Sens/Pens, putting Montreal on TSN), not to mention that Don Cherry has been sucking Kevin Bieksa's dick for YEARS now (and he really doesn't like Ron Wilson, but I'm sure to you he never criticizes the Leafs).

Typical whiny bullshit that every second spent talking about the Leafs on Sportscentre is obviously time better spent talking about the Canucks.  The Leafs playoff 'push' got about the same amount of play as the Flames one did, probably a little more, but not much.

You had the best team in hockey this year, enjoy it and don't get all butthurt because of some perceived slight by big, bad CBC and TSN.
Oh, and the lead hockey announcer on CBC was the Canucks play-by-play guy for how many years?
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 21, 2011, 01:42:35 PM
Ya but all those years of Harry Neale...
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 01:48:03 PM
Beautiful hit by Campbell on D. Sedin.
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 01:58:37 PM
Luongooaal's been lit up three times already, but he didn't look that bad. Oh, Mike Milbury.
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Post by: Justice and Rule on April 21, 2011, 02:16:12 PM
Who are these Hawks, and where were they for the first three games?
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Post by: treble on April 21, 2011, 02:21:20 PM
when their "NHL team" invariably gets curb stomped
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 02:22:08 PM
I bet Milbury thinks Luongo did and excellent job despite being pulled. Still, at least they learned to pull THE BEST GOALIE EVER after 4 goals instead of 6.
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Post by: Czech on April 21, 2011, 02:37:54 PM
Raffi Torres is a big bag of small dicks. One of these days, he's going to get flat-out killed out there.

Who are these Hawks, and where were they for the first three games?
Let's now never forget that Bolland is really, really good.
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 02:52:06 PM
Raffi Torres is a big bag of small dicks. One of these days, he's going to get flat-out killed out there.

Let's hope it happens in the hitting zone.
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 02:57:16 PM
I don't follow the Kings, so who was it that decided to kill Joe Thornton?
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 21, 2011, 04:01:22 PM
Brown kinda speared him.

Kings are much more mentally weak than the Sharks clearly. They've shown that they can hang with them regularly but as soon as the Sharks get a good chance or something like that gaskets get blown. A few of these guys are out there every single time the goalie gets hung out to dry. There is an apparent need for roster turnover that I did not realize existed. Jack Johnson in particular is fucking trash in his own zone, I know he just scored, but I don't really care.
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Post by: BPSS on April 21, 2011, 04:30:52 PM
Hawks blow out Vancouver two games in a row( or as CBC.ca describes it, a "waxing"). I'm not going to be pre-emptive and curse this by posting another well-loved photo, so instead I'll post this:

(http://www.sportressofblogitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/vince-vaughn-roberto-luongo.jpg)
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Post by: Czech on April 21, 2011, 04:45:23 PM
Schneider's had a much better save percentage than Luongo has, but then again Schneider has only played in garbage time. Still, they might have to start him on Sunday.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 22, 2011, 02:08:09 AM
Maybe Bryz can come home so we can have 4 goalies. Skip the first minute of this video and see the master speak.

Ducks goalie masks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irb63jeX-pg#)
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 22, 2011, 04:06:47 AM
Surprised that 7uongo got the 3rd Vezina nom over Lundqvist or Price.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 22, 2011, 04:35:39 AM
But half the time people forget the Canucks exist!
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Post by: Thrasher on April 22, 2011, 06:09:27 AM
I'm surprised no one posted this yet.
http://deadspin.com/# (http://deadspin.com/#)!5794721/this-is-not-andrew-ference-giving-habs-fans-the-finger
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 22, 2011, 01:02:54 PM
Watching the Sabres slowly throw this game away sure was fun.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 22, 2011, 01:43:46 PM
Well that was terrifying.  You shouldn't win games that you blow leads like that.  They got very lucky.  But win one of the next 2 and you've outperformed my expectations.
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Post by: skullman80 on April 23, 2011, 03:06:48 AM
Bobby Ryan's goal from last night was ridiculous.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 23, 2011, 05:19:04 AM
Absolute debacle in Pittsburgh right now.
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Post by: skullman80 on April 23, 2011, 05:29:12 AM
Absolute debacle in Pittsburgh right now.

I know.  :(

When the defense takes the night off, or Fleury isn't on his A+ game this team doesn't have much of a chance.

I turned the game off at 3-0, because I knew without Sid or Geno the Pens weren't putting up 3 goals over two periods. The Power play is still atrocious. The bottom two lines have been the best for the Pens this series.

Oh well... just gotta put this game behind them and look forward to game 6.

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Post by: Beer Baron on April 23, 2011, 07:39:37 AM
So is Michael Leighton have to carry the Flyers backs again?
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Post by: Czech on April 23, 2011, 07:58:31 AM
What?
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Post by: BPSS on April 23, 2011, 10:33:37 AM
What?

Seconded. I chalked up the Flyers long drive last year to Pronger carrying the team on the strength of his gooning.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 23, 2011, 11:21:30 AM
No matter what...even if they win the next two games I can't see a team that has to use 3 goalies in 5 games (against a team who's offense is far from great) getting very far.
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Post by: Venkman on April 23, 2011, 12:48:02 PM
Did I imagine this, or did Matt Young once try to explain that hockey playoff OT was the worst part of the game since it didn't determine a "true winner" once regulation play ended?

What a character.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 23, 2011, 01:29:13 PM
Should have been a penalty shot for Boston there...but a penalty shot in OT in the playoffs is fun...and we can't have that.
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Post by: Czech on April 23, 2011, 01:31:50 PM
What?

Seconded. I chalked up the Flyers long drive last year to Pronger carrying the team on the strength of his gooning.
Yeah, I was thinking Pronger, or Mike Richards, or Jeff Carter, or Ville Leino, or postseason scoring leader Danny Briere. I was also baffled by the syntactical nightmare of "is have to carry backs."
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Post by: the max on April 23, 2011, 01:47:22 PM
Holy fuck Tomas Kaberle is just beyond awful.
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Post by: Czech on April 23, 2011, 01:48:09 PM
AW YOU JUST GOT MCBURKED SON. Ask me about my Viktor Stalberg.
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Post by: Venkman on April 23, 2011, 02:00:39 PM
Well props to Thomas, I was pretty sure the game was over there.
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Post by: KingPK on April 23, 2011, 02:00:42 PM
Jesus Fucking Christ I'm going to die tonight.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 23, 2011, 02:02:37 PM
Can I have your stuff?  Mostly Xbox stuff.
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Post by: KingPK on April 23, 2011, 02:04:51 PM
BOOM HORTONSHOT!
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Post by: the max on April 23, 2011, 02:08:27 PM
I think I woke the neighbors.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 23, 2011, 04:20:47 PM
I feel good too. My expectations have been surpassed. We could conceivably win the series.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on April 23, 2011, 11:09:14 PM
Was really impressed with Thomas last night (the rob of Gionta in particular on the 2-1 towards the end of the game).  The Bruins are still allowing Montreal's speed to beat them more often than not but I'm hoping they can get another great goal tending performance in Game 6.  Price was equally impressive as well and I'm a little worried that'll carry over into Game 6 for Montreal and be a deciding factor in a possible loss.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 07:06:38 AM
The Flyers should bring Hextall back
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 24, 2011, 07:12:25 AM
Flyers out shot Sabres 17-8.  Down 3-1.  The goaltending issue is unbelievable in Philly.

So, three Flyers goalies walk into a bar. That's the joke.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 24, 2011, 07:16:46 AM
I love seeing the Flyers getting curb stomped. This makes me a happy Rangers fan since my team was knocked out last night.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 24, 2011, 07:18:18 AM
They'll come back in this game.  They always do.  Sabres don't have the scoring to pull away.

But Miller with 16 saves, Vanek 2 goals and Myers 3 assists...when your best players show up good things happen (despite being outplayed in period 1)
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 24, 2011, 09:22:34 AM
I went to the duck pond today.

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4590/hpim1262.jpg)

Such majestic creatures. Marvelous.

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3919/hpim1257r.jpg)

Magnificent.

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5523/hpim1268p.jpg)

The wonders of our planet encapsulated in a fine, feathered friend of us all. Surely Mother Nature was particularly inspired when she gave birth to the Duck.

(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/2900/hpim1281.jpg)

The cuteness of the little ducklings! Just look at them! What better why to pay honor this animal than with a hockey team?

(http://oi52.tinypic.com/xpu9e8.jpg)

We can do this. For Nature. For Hockey. I will be quacking tonight.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 24, 2011, 09:27:18 AM
And there goes the series.  Just don't have enough talent on this team.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 09:31:59 AM
I bet Phili will dress three goalies for game seven. (Even though they can't)
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 24, 2011, 09:32:53 AM
Does anyone have a center Buffalo can borrow for a game?  Roy, Hecht out...Connolly I'm sure is dead since he's a pussy.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 09:34:01 AM
Gomez, but you need to take his $8 million salary.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 09:39:38 AM
I wish we still had Koivu
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 10:10:25 AM
Steve Sullivan is still around?
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 24, 2011, 10:30:57 AM
Assuming the Winnipeg Jets 2.0 are a reality, what does everyone expect happens with the divisions? I'd still like to see them (re)named for legends, but that's a whole other story.

Winnipeg to the NW, Colorado to the Pacific is probably the most logical change, but.....
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 24, 2011, 10:34:01 AM
Brent Seabrook is back, and it's in Chicago. This one goes seven. Said Ron MacLean now "The Hawks lead this series two games to three."
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Post by: Czech on April 24, 2011, 10:38:37 AM
Seabrook in, Bob "Big Balls" Luongo out
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 24, 2011, 10:39:45 AM
Assuming the Winnipeg Jets 2.0 are a reality, what does everyone expect happens with the divisions? I'd still like to see them (re)named for legends, but that's a whole other story.

Winnipeg to the NW, Colorado to the Pacific is probably the most logical change, but.....

Has to be that. Then the division should be renamed the Southwest.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 24, 2011, 10:39:56 AM
Said Ron MacLean now "The Hawks lead this series two games to three."

That's a great line.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 24, 2011, 10:41:29 AM
That coaching decision is hilarious.
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Post by: Czech on April 24, 2011, 10:41:58 AM
Let's not jinx anything yet, guys. I have a bad feeling the Hawks aren't gonna incur anal pain upon Schneider like they have with Luongo the last three years. Watch this win it for them. ugh.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 24, 2011, 10:42:10 AM
Seabrook in, Bob "Big Balls" Luongo out

Say what? I missed that. While it's not surprising, it's pretty fucking newsworthy.

Schneider's far and away the best #2 in the league.

Edit: I'll be damned. A baptism by fire for the ginger.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 24, 2011, 10:50:50 AM
There's something about the Canucks that's always bothered me, aside from my generally held belief that any team bob barron likes should be destroyed.
Yeah, that last part, I'm totally on board with, but I've been wrestling with the first part. When the Canucks were in the Morrison/Bertuzzi/Naslund/Sedins era, they were just a pretty good team among other pretty good teams in their division and conference, and everyone just seemed to go about their business. It's only been in the last three or four years that everyone everywhere has lost their shit over all things Canucks, from the media's BEST GOALTENDER IN THE WORLD proclamations and having an orgasm every time one Sedin assists another with their AMAZING TWINTUITION, to the fanbase getting so cocky and petulant as to seem almost un-Canadian about it. Is this because of the Olympics? Is there some culture of entitledness in modern Vancouver that's different from Ontario and the prairies? I mean, I generally root for Canadian teams to do well because hockey is a Canadian game on loan to the rest of America as long as we don't break it (which in 2005, we kinda did), but man, something's off about this whole Canucks thing, and it's not for nothing that I took so much joy out of the last two postseasons. Just a lot of assholes liking assholes out there.

I honestly thought B"BB"B was Barron himself. This post enlightened me otherwise.
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Post by: Czech on April 24, 2011, 10:53:52 AM
Goal and a power play right away. Hawks look as gassed as a team can look with two offdays. I can see how this would be it.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 11:07:44 AM
I think the refs blew a delay of game penalty, but a goal suffices.
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Post by: Czech on April 24, 2011, 11:08:01 AM
Good garbage goal from Bickell. I don't know if Bolland gets an assist on that, but that was on him.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 11:17:11 AM
2-1 Burrows with a nice wrist shot
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Post by: the max on April 24, 2011, 11:38:08 AM
Saku Koivu just took one of the stupidest penalties I've ever seen in my life.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 24, 2011, 11:45:16 AM
That was an end to an entertaining series that nobody watched, or got to watch. You'll all get to see Nashville when they make the Finals, though.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 11:47:37 AM
I watched that series more than any other series so far.
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Post by: treble on April 24, 2011, 11:50:12 AM
Me, too, probably.  I always like watching playoff games in Nashville.
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Post by: treble on April 24, 2011, 12:34:54 PM
(http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/SEDIN.gif)
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 12:36:14 PM
PENALTY SHOT!
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Post by: treble on April 24, 2011, 12:37:21 PM
(http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/BUTTHURTCANUCK.gif)
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 12:37:31 PM
BRING IN LOU!
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Post by: Justice and Rule on April 24, 2011, 12:39:13 PM
Oh shit, he's hurt, too. That was one hell of a stretch.
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Post by: treble on April 24, 2011, 12:39:26 PM
This is awesome.
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Post by: Justice and Rule on April 24, 2011, 12:46:41 PM
Thank you, Versus, for giving me a giant banner during this playoff game to remind me that the NBA Development league will be having their first round, too.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 01:07:57 PM
Has LOU faced a shot yet?
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 24, 2011, 01:16:30 PM
It's one thing when Detroit yanked Hasek in '08, as Osgood was a Cup winner and had been through it before. Vancouver going with an unproven career backup on the road is baffling.
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Post by: Czech on April 24, 2011, 01:22:56 PM
Well, nobody wants to put a shot on Luongo anymore, so I guess it doesn't matter.
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Post by: Justice and Rule on April 24, 2011, 01:24:10 PM
Plus Hasek was on the downside of his career. He wasn't up for a Vezina, or supposed to be the best goalie in the league at the time.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 01:36:26 PM
So I guess you can head shot legally in OT.
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Post by: Czech on April 24, 2011, 01:49:13 PM
Behind the net, sure!
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 24, 2011, 01:51:47 PM
GAME SEVEN!
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 24, 2011, 01:51:50 PM
heh
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Post by: CanadianChris on April 24, 2011, 01:51:52 PM
Ho-lee shit.
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Post by: Czech on April 24, 2011, 01:52:17 PM
BATTLING BEN SMITH
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Post by: CanadianChris on April 24, 2011, 01:53:18 PM
Vancouver Canucks : NHL :: Dallas Mavericks : NBA
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Post by: BPSS on April 24, 2011, 01:54:06 PM
HOLY SHIT YES
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 24, 2011, 01:55:51 PM
Lol. Well if LA beats San Jose then Detroit would become the top seed which would be crazy to say the least. Of course this is assuming Chicago pulls it off but I'll be surprised if Vancouver recovers. All I think of now is that quote from Toews saying the Hawks had not exposed them for what they are. They're about to.
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 24, 2011, 01:56:03 PM
I hope Game 7 is a reenactment of this

2002 Playoffs - Avalanche @ Red Wings Game 7 (NHL-N) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsiUJQVIV94#)

Do it for the league, Blackhawks.
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Post by: Thrasher on April 24, 2011, 02:00:50 PM
I'm glad the Hawks won and I'm glad the Predators won a playoff series. Good for their fans.
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Post by: BPSS on April 24, 2011, 02:03:16 PM
ZGangsta should be happy; everyone is going to talk about the Canucks now.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 24, 2011, 02:35:47 PM
If somehow we won the series, I'd relish a series against Nashville. Not likely though!
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Post by: Czech on April 25, 2011, 05:42:57 AM
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Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 25, 2011, 05:49:15 AM
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Post by: BPSS on April 25, 2011, 01:07:11 PM
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Hahaha
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 25, 2011, 04:09:00 PM
I want to die.
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 01:09:47 AM
Before tonight's biggest of big games, one final trolling of Vancouver from the Chicago media, after this Daily Herald column (http://dailyherald.com/article/20110420/sports/704209798) got them severely WAH BUTTHURT:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/04/26/bernstein-canucks-ready-for-epic-choke-job/ (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/04/26/bernstein-canucks-ready-for-epic-choke-job/)
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Here’s all you need to know about the mental titans that are the Vancouver Canucks.

Outside their arena, immortalized in sculpted bronze, is a statue of Roger Neilson, their head coach from 1982 to 1984. Neilson is depicted waving a towel on the end of a hockey stick, as he did famously in the 1982 playoffs against the Blackhawks when he felt his team was being unfairly penalized.

Just so we’re clear here; it’s not, say, a six-time champion, like some statues outside of some arenas we may know — it’s a statue of a guy whining about officiating.
lol
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 26, 2011, 06:44:58 AM
Apart from Czech (and I don't mean that as a shot), are we mostly in agreement that Luongo's the defacto #1 in the league? And is there any disagreement that he certainly loses that post if the Canucks lose tonight (and maybe if they win) ?
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 26, 2011, 06:49:00 AM
Um, no?

Rinne's a better goaltender even though his playoff run to date hasn't been any good either. Ryan Miller's better too by quite a bit.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 06:52:35 AM
Miller was last year.  With the defense full of young guys making turnovers in their own end this year though...he was pretty bad.  Even with that though he is the reason they have a chance to win the Philly series right now.

Tim Thomas was pretty great every time I saw him this year (which was quite a bit) and he'd have my vote for the Vezina.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 26, 2011, 06:53:56 AM
You can't really be the #1 at anything if all you do when the pressure ramps up is fall upon your face and become a laughing stock.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 06:57:55 AM
There's also that. 
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 26, 2011, 07:14:54 AM
I'm a bit biased, but Lundqvist is probably better than Luongo. The Rangers D is young and makes a lot of mistakes that end up in the back of the net, but he had 11 shutouts this year, and he carried the Rangers into the post season. It's not his fault that Biron, who was having a good year as backup, went down and he had to play in 29 (I believe) straight games.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 26, 2011, 07:24:02 AM
I still have Luongo as #1, but he undeniably plummets with a loss. As alluded to by King (and I made this very case against a buddy six hours ago), I have not seen Luongo step up once in a big-game situation (one big save late against Slovakia is about it). FWIW, flip a coin between Lundqvist and Miller for my second spot; ask me that question again in six hours.

At the risk of Matt Young'in it, "mostly in agreement" was hockey writers/poolies/fans in general, not neccessarily TRTSM.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 07:44:13 AM
Luongo didn't start an incredibly important game in the postseason because he gave up 10 goals in 2 games. Some can say he was "injured", I'm not buying it. A "true #1" is on the ice for one of the most important games of the season for his team.

Rinne had a better season, Thomas had a better season, Price had a better season, even Miller had a better season considering he had a shitty defense in front of him.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 26, 2011, 07:51:54 AM
Every single person I know rang my cell Saturday evening, by the way. My grandmother sent me a text at 11:30, asking if I got her call. I was worried she'd been caught in the crossfire of the 55 "fuck off" 's I'd doled out and the one girl who was sexting me. Turns out she'd been watching the game with my grandfather and just kinda felt bad for me.
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 26, 2011, 08:19:27 AM
Fuckin Luongo has never even made it out of the second round. In a sport where a hot goaltender can carry a team all the way to the Cup Finals, that's pretty damning.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 26, 2011, 08:21:38 AM
If Rinne gets hot, the Predators will make the Finals. I give this a 909 guarantee.

It looks like my picks have been doctored, LOL there is no way I chose the Ducks to sweep Nashville. I call tomfoolery. Or maybe I was drunk. But there's no way I could have done that with a clear mind.
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 09:13:13 AM
I have not seen Luongo step up once in a big-game situation (one big save late against Slovakia is about it).
Psst! If the "big game" is against an entity doing business as "Slovakia," it's not a big game. Big games are played against teams called things like "the Red Wings," "the Blackhawks," and "the Penguins."

Luongo didn't start an incredibly important game in the postseason because he gave up 10 goals in 2 games. Some can say he was "injured", I'm not buying it.
I think he might be a little hurt. Schneider's injury is the one I'm not buying. "Oh, he just cramped up." No he didn't! Fuckin' Frolik split him in half like a dessicated Thanksgiving wishbone. The second I saw that, I said "whoa, that dude hurt himself." People with mere cramps do not hide in their nets and assume the fetal position, requiring major assistance to get off the ice. That was a muscle tearing because a leg went where legs don't go.
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Post by: BPSS on April 26, 2011, 09:26:27 AM
As much as I feel bad for Schnieder, his injury places even more pressure on Luongo, which should result in a most lol-worthy performance.
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 09:28:55 AM
Hawks have to nail Luongo early or they're done for. The likelihood of the Canucks winning will increase with every passing minute, even if they haven't scored yet.
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Post by: BPSS on April 26, 2011, 09:32:36 AM
On the other hand, the chances of the Hawks scoring on Luongo are pretty reasonable, on account of the fact that it's Roberto Luongo.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 26, 2011, 10:07:10 AM
I have not seen Luongo step up once in a big-game situation (one big save late against Slovakia is about it).
Psst! If the "big game" is against an entity doing business as "Slovakia," it's not a big game. Big games are played against teams called things like "the Red Wings," "the Blackhawks," and "the Penguins."

The semi-final of the Olympics on home-ice isn't a big game? I see the point you're making, but, really?
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 10:09:07 AM
He led an all-star team to a Gold medal. On home ice. Break out the confetti. He can't beat the fucking Blackhawks.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 26, 2011, 10:10:53 AM
He led an all-star team to a Gold medal. On home ice. Break out the confetti. He can't beat the fucking Blackhawks.

I've got the Nucks tonight. Ryan Kesler owes Luongo a case of beer if they lose, though; his oh-fer has slipped under the radar a bit, hasn't it?
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 10:16:13 AM
OH THAT IS TERRIBLE
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Post by: KingPK on April 26, 2011, 10:16:25 AM
Canadiens got hosed there.  Too bad.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 26, 2011, 10:16:46 AM
Wow, what a PATHETIC call.
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Post by: KingPK on April 26, 2011, 10:17:45 AM
A rubber chicken?  Who the fuck brings a rubber chicken to a hockey game?
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 26, 2011, 10:19:21 AM
Well if they lose at least the fans have a reason to riot now.
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 10:24:36 AM
I have not seen Luongo step up once in a big-game situation (one big save late against Slovakia is about it).
Psst! If the "big game" is against an entity doing business as "Slovakia," it's not a big game. Big games are played against teams called things like "the Red Wings," "the Blackhawks," and "the Penguins."

The semi-final of the Olympics on home-ice isn't a big game? I see the point you're making, but, really?
Yeah, really. There are galaxies between playing a few all-star games with Mike Richards and Jonathan Toews merely rounding out your roster, and going through the rigors of a regular season and the Stanley Cup with realistically constructed teams. Olympics are an afterthought.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 26, 2011, 10:26:46 AM
Alright, then I amend my previous quote: I have never, with no exceptions, seen Luongo step up in a big-game situation.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 10:27:29 AM
He led an all-star team to a Gold medal. On home ice. Break out the confetti. He can't beat the fucking Blackhawks.

I've got the Nucks tonight. Ryan Kesler owes Luongo a case of beer if they lose, though; his oh-fer has slipped under the radar a bit, hasn't it?

Ryan Kesler isn't being paid 10 million a year to be the "best at his position". It's on Luongo.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 11:01:34 AM
Sabres have just been run over like nothing so far.  Miller keeping them tied.  It's only a matter of time though.  If they somehow pull out a win they might go down as the first team to be outplayed 7 games in a row and win the series.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 11:18:04 AM
Jesus Christ.  It should be 5-0 Flyers. 
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 11:18:36 AM
WHY THE FUCK IS HE THROWN OUT.
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Post by: KingPK on April 26, 2011, 11:19:23 AM
That's a double minor at worst, MAYBE a major.  Not a fucking game misconduct.  These refs have no clue.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 11:22:08 AM
BULLSHIT
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 11:31:54 AM
Makes up the Chara incident?
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 11:32:09 AM
I would give anything for this powerplay to DO SOMETHING.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 11:33:07 AM
You know if Boston moves on in this series, 0/17 on the PP is inexcusable.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 11:33:43 AM
Makes up the Chara incident?

You mean when Chara was thrown out of the game and rightfully not suspended?
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Post by: Harley Quinn on April 26, 2011, 11:35:20 AM
The next time the Bruins score on a power play, I think I'll die of shock.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 11:36:54 AM
Decline the penalty.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 11:39:02 AM
Makes up the Chara incident?

You mean when Chara was thrown out of the game and rightfully not suspended?

I feel that if you get a misconduct you should get a one game suspension but have the right to appeal it.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 11:40:48 AM
Boy am I glad they got that worthless pepik Kaberle.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 11:44:49 AM
Has there ever been a good Czech defenceman?
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Post by: Harley Quinn on April 26, 2011, 11:45:20 AM
Peter Gammons
@pgammo Peter Gammons
Have the Bruins ever practiced a power play?
4 minutes ago via web
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 11:46:04 AM
Terrible call on Horton. Next Montreal fan that complains about officiating should get their throat slashed.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 11:48:20 AM
Well my game is over.  I think I'll go back to watching Boston/Montreal with you all.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 11:53:04 AM
I can't hate Tim Thomas, that 'stache is awesome.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 12:01:23 PM
Just watched that Lucic hit again. What a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad call. That's 2 minutes if Spacek doesn't lay on the ice like he was dead. Spacek was cut, yes. The refs gave that game misconduct because of the result of the hit rather than the hit itself.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 12:03:18 PM
Maybe Dr. Recchi should analyze the situation.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 12:07:01 PM
So I just saw the hit, and Spacek seemed to turn his body after he dumped the puck. Lucic was going to hit him regardless his back was turned to him or not. Spacek sold the hit well.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 12:07:50 PM
Carey Price probably gave Spacek lessons. He's really good at selling contact.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 12:08:50 PM
Down 3-0 and Ryan Miller just went behind the net and punched Carcillo in the face.

That's where we are.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 12:10:54 PM
Down 3-0 and Ryan Miller just went behind the net and punched Carcillo in the face.

That's where we are.

With his blocker on?
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 12:11:37 PM
Yeah.  It was funny.  Carcillo finished a check on someone else...Miller stopped, looked at him, and punched him.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 12:12:11 PM
Carey Price probably gave Spacek lessons. He's really good at selling contact.

He's European. Of course he's going to dive [/Cherry]
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 12:13:50 PM
Carey Price probably gave Spacek lessons. He's really good at selling contact.

He plays for Montreal. Of course he's going to dive [/obvious]
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 12:32:16 PM
Carey Price probably gave Spacek lessons. He's really good at selling contact.

He plays for Boston. Of course he's going to play dirty [/obvious]
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 12:33:30 PM
The Ole chant is only good when you are going to win, or win the game in OT. A one goal game is not guaranteed victory.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 12:41:45 PM
Disgusting.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 12:42:52 PM
Boston will go 3/5 on the PP in game 7. I expect nothing less than a blowout in Boston.
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Post by: the max on April 26, 2011, 12:46:18 PM
The Bruins have lost the last two game 7's on home ice that they've played and haven't won a game 7 under Claude Julien.

And nothing will change w/r/t the Bruin powerplay because Claude will continue trotting Kaberle/Chara at the points with Krejci/Bergeron/Lucic as the top line no matter how ineffective they are. I wouldn't trust Kaberle to run a fucking bath let alone my powerplay but here we are, 0-19 in the series, I think 9% down the stretch run in the regular season. I'd rather see Hnidy or Bartkowski in game 7.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 26, 2011, 12:57:12 PM
Good for Pronger and the Flyers. We don't need a non-hockey market like Buffalo advancing. The Flyers' logo is terribly outdated but they have good uniforms otherwise, too.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 01:02:55 PM
The Ducks have one of the worst uniforms in the league.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 26, 2011, 01:05:34 PM
Duh?
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 01:07:32 PM
You rag about every teams logo/uniform, but those jerseys the Ducks wore this playoffs were among the worst in the league.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 26, 2011, 01:11:44 PM
I thought I just praised the Flyers' uniforms.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 01:16:21 PM
And my town goes back to having nothing to do for several months.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 01:36:19 PM
1-0 Vancouver.
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Post by: Broward on April 26, 2011, 02:37:13 PM
I'd really like Chicago to just throw the puck towards the damn net rather than just dump it in and skate around before it just gets cleared out to a waiting Canuck at the opposite blue line...
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 02:49:05 PM
If Luongo gets another shutout we're never going to hear the end of it. Jesus.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 26, 2011, 02:51:17 PM
And when he plays poorly we never hear the end of it on this board.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 03:37:13 PM
AWESOME
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 03:37:21 PM
TOEWS
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 26, 2011, 03:39:40 PM
I'm glad I don't have to punch a clock to work.
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Post by: Justice and Rule on April 26, 2011, 03:41:47 PM
Did that really just happen?
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 26, 2011, 04:04:17 PM
Boo.

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Post by: Beer Baron on April 26, 2011, 04:04:32 PM
Did that really just happen?
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 04:05:24 PM
Motherfucker.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 26, 2011, 04:07:19 PM
Holy shit.

What a series.
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on April 26, 2011, 04:09:27 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Cvo4jwbe8wE/SlTpHphrKOI/AAAAAAAACv4/WOJ79iv_TxI/s400/rodserling.jpg)

Jonathan Toews was caught completely unawares that night. As he laced up his skates, he mentally steeled himself for a hostile arena in an intense game 7. What he got, was a world where under pressure, Roberto Luongo became virtually unbeatable. And when Vancouver triumphed, the celebrations began, and only late in the evening would the Zambonis come out and prepare the ice for round 2 of the playoffs not in Rogers Arena... but in the Twilight Zone.
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 04:10:34 PM
Well. Big night for the most petulant fucks in sports. Dark day for the rest of us. Had to be hairpuller too, didn't it.
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Post by: Justice and Rule on April 26, 2011, 04:15:13 PM
When you say "virtually unbeatable", do you really mean "was practically given the game by his team working their asses off before giving up a late goal which almost cost them the series"? I mean, Luongo wasn't nearly the best goalie in that game.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 26, 2011, 04:18:41 PM
When you say "virtually unbeatable", do you really mean "was practically given the game by his team working their asses off before giving up a late goal which almost cost them the series"? I mean, Luongo wasn't nearly the best goalie in that game.

My buddy Matt (aka the Hawks fan) boldy stated two weeks ago that Corey Crawford would be this season's Niemi. He was right. Crawford's stock shot through the roof this series. He showed a lot of poise for a rookie.
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on April 26, 2011, 04:19:24 PM
Luongo being in net for a high pressure game behind anything other than a team of Unstoppable Canadian Super Mutants and coming out on top is Twilight Zoney in and of itself. I just couldn't think of anything else to write.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 26, 2011, 04:21:49 PM
I look forward to Rinne somehow shutting out Vancouver in two of the 5 games it takes to finish that series off. Those guys are like the ultra-trappers, man, and if they fuck up and somehow let the Canucks get a lot of chances and Rinne is able to be on his game at the same time, the Canucks will still be lucky to average a goal in the series.

And then we get a Nashville-Detroit WCF.

LOL.

That is all.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 26, 2011, 04:23:30 PM
Congratulations to the Blackhawks though, that was a tremendous series.
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 04:44:53 PM
Congratulations for nothing. They had this series and fucking blew it. They were done in by the fact that they couldn't muster any physicality in a game where it was known that there'd be no calls because it's a Game 7 and Mike Gillis went on the radio to rattle off officiating injustices for ten minutes, and they let the Canucks manhandle them. They couldn't get anything going, and now we'll all be subjected to hearing how Luongo is the best goaltender in the world and all these whining divers and cheapshot artists are a team of destiny, and it's time to bring the Cup home to Canada by way of a metropolis whose worldview is roughly that of a kid who was promised an X-Box and hasn't gotten it yet. What a horrible loss. These guys blew. At least they'll be better next year. Enjoy your run. I hope you can build a statue to commemorate it next to the Bitch About Calls Memorial.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 26, 2011, 04:50:08 PM
I'm not going to argue with you, but I do mean my congratulations for a tremendous roller coaster of a series.
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 05:45:19 PM
Okay, Henrik Sedin dropping in to say the Hawks had no business being in this series. There's that Canuck spirit we love so much. What a bunch of cunts.
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Post by: Broward on April 26, 2011, 05:51:25 PM
If the Hawks had no business being in the series, how come it took OT in Game 7 for Vancouver to win?
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 05:55:49 PM
It was just part of Zen Master Alain Vigneault's master plan.

I can't think of an organization and fanbase that are both so insufferable. Blackhawks fans are cheering for the Red Wings now out of begrudging respect. Yeah.
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Post by: Broward on April 26, 2011, 05:58:22 PM
Least you all have a base to root for. I'm a Stars fan (only team from Dallas I care for) and only root for the Blackhawks due to my g/f being from Chicago.
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Post by: BPSS on April 26, 2011, 10:24:14 PM
I think the worst part of this whole thing, aside from the general "everything", is the potential for another three rounds of "LUUUUUUUUUU!" every time that asshole so much as glances the puck.
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Post by: Czech on April 26, 2011, 11:59:01 PM
Yeah, fuck that.

My team really let North America down. Sharp makes that shot on the power play and that whole organization is blown the fuck up for good. I'm really sorry, you guys.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:11:39 AM
Congratulations for nothing. They had this series and fucking blew it. They were done in by the fact that they couldn't muster any physicality in a game where it was known that there'd be no calls because it's a Game 7 and Mike Gillis went on the radio to rattle off officiating injustices for ten minutes, and they let the Canucks manhandle them. They couldn't get anything going, and now we'll all be subjected to hearing how Luongo is the best goaltender in the world and all these whining divers and cheapshot artists are a team of destiny, and it's time to bring the Cup home to Canada by way of a metropolis whose worldview is roughly that of a kid who was promised an X-Box and hasn't gotten it yet. What a horrible loss. These guys blew. At least they'll be better next year. Enjoy your run. I hope you can build a statue to commemorate it next to the Bitch About Calls Memorial.

Don't argue that the Blackhawks were angels in this series. They got away with a lot dirty plays throughout this series as well.
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 27, 2011, 12:56:56 AM
Blackhawks fans are cheering for the Red Wings now out of begrudging respect. Yeah.

Yes. Embrace your benevolent overlords.
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Post by: ZGangsta on April 27, 2011, 03:21:11 AM
All I have to say is that Crawford is a machine. If he can keep it up (and that's obviously not a given, plenty of goalies get super hot for a playoff run and then lose it) then Chicago is in great shape for next year.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 27, 2011, 04:22:52 AM
You guys looking to Detroit are looking in the wrong place. Pussy ass Jimmy Howard would get rolled by that offense.

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0910/nhl.goalie.masks.2009-10/images/pekka-rinne.jpg)

(http://img.mtv3.fi/mn_kuvat/mtv3/urheilu/arvokisat/mmlatka/2009/695763.jpg)

(http://www.nhldigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/pekka-rinne-profile.gif)
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Post by: Thrasher on April 27, 2011, 05:16:50 AM
It's sad that I want Nashville to win the Cup out of the West. I know I come from a non traditional market who's team only sells out when the team is winning but still.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on April 27, 2011, 05:43:36 AM
It'd be nice seeing Nashville go far. Get some attention for the overlooked non-traditional teams. They're in the wrong conference, though. I do want to hear a "Pronger is a sissy" chant in the Stanley Cup Finals. I'd talk about their uniforms but I don't think I'm allowed to.
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 27, 2011, 06:22:01 AM
Fuck Nashville
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Post by: BPSS on April 27, 2011, 08:52:44 AM
A shiny donkey to whichever team brings me the head of Raffi Torres.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 10:08:24 AM
Please win. Pleeeease.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 27, 2011, 10:32:26 AM
You've got this one in the bag.  I'm rooting for Montreal since I hate Boston more...and as the Sabres, Kings, Blackhawks and Rangers have discovered already...everything I root for dies.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 10:39:51 AM
Hey I was rooting for the Sabres last night.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 10:46:25 AM
Subban is approaching N word territory in my house.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 27, 2011, 10:48:07 AM
Hey I was rooting for the Sabres last night.

It's a compliment when your team is hated more.  It's because mine has lost so many big games to them.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 10:49:19 AM
1/36 in the last 12 games for Boston. That's awful.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 10:49:51 AM
I just want my team to be liked. They're all likable (except Ference).
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 10:55:41 AM
Fuck Michael Ryder
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 10:56:07 AM
And Jack Edwards.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:00:23 AM
Also Mark Recchi.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on April 27, 2011, 11:17:01 AM
... The Bruins Power Play manages to suck even harder.  Hats off to you guys.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:17:33 AM
PLEKANEC! SHORT-HANDED
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:19:10 AM
Somewhere in Brockville, treble is laughing about Kaberle
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 11:23:20 AM
I don't think I've ever watched a player play in slow-motion. Tomas Kaberle just refuses to play with any sense of urgency.

But, play him on the powerplay non-stop. Why not. This is a best of 9.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 27, 2011, 11:24:29 AM
Give him a break...he played in Toronto for so long it's going to take him a while to figure out what an important game is.
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Post by: treble on April 27, 2011, 11:26:50 AM
Kaberle sucking would be better if he wasn't doing it against Montreal.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 11:27:09 AM
Backsies on the trade? The Bruins will pay half of Kessel's McDonald's per diem.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:28:02 AM
Maybe Kaberle is missing out on some important fishing up in Muskoka.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 27, 2011, 11:28:44 AM
Maybe Kaberle is just shocked because he thought that hockey season was over by now for every team.
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Post by: treble on April 27, 2011, 11:28:46 AM
Swap first rounders.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 11:35:52 AM
Thomas and Marchand are the only two who have shown up.

I hate this fucking game. I fucking hate this fucking game.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:38:53 AM
Man Montreal needs a guy that can win face offs. I think the last time we had a good face off player was Yanic Perrault.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:42:30 AM
Stanchion takes another Habs victim.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 11:43:15 AM
Boston penalty: Boychuk, 2 minutes for throwing a bodycheck.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 11:45:41 AM
What a fucking joke call that is. Just watched a replay and I was expecting a punchline.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:46:30 AM
Boychuk should be charged for assault [/typical habs fan]
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 27, 2011, 11:48:44 AM
Subban is approaching N word territory in my house.

Yeah, I was pretty close to that a few weeks back when they were playing the Rangers. I started yelling that he must have gotten lost on the way to the basketball court and to find his way back.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:52:04 AM
I think in total, Boston has played about five periods total this whole series. Except Tim Thomas.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:54:25 AM
Oh, and PJ Stock can suck my left nut.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 11:56:44 AM
I have Jeremy Roenick and Mike Keenan on my intermission report. I'm surprised both their heads could fit through the door.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 11:58:49 AM
PJ Stock is such a Boston fanboy.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:02:20 PM
So if Montreal wins, they'll play Washington. If Boston wins, they'll play Philadelphia. Either way there is going to be some excellent hockey in the east.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 12:04:00 PM
Sharks/Wings and Nucks/Rinne's out west too. I hope the Predators annihilate the Canucks.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:06:01 PM
They wont. Vancouver in six, but Detroit will steamroll them in four.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:18:42 PM
Classy Ference
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 12:19:26 PM
Halpern looks like a wounded soldier. I hope he makes it back to his sweetheart.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 12:22:18 PM
Guess since there was no call coming Halpern was healed by Mr. Miyagi in the locker room.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 12:23:06 PM
KELLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY as Hamrlik watches from the ice.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:23:22 PM
Fuckin Pepik.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:24:11 PM
And fuck you Martin. Every third period this season, you've decided the team doesn't need to play this season.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 12:33:52 PM
Mike Emrick: "Isn't this great?"

I'm pacing in the living room and haven't taken a breath in almost 10 minutes.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:37:14 PM
I can't believe that Kelly never got called for the spear or Ryder for the high stick, but whatever, boston got the breaks as usual.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 12:39:10 PM
I can't believe that Kelly never got called for the spear or Ryder for the high stick, but whatever, boston got the breaks as usual.

........

wat.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:39:26 PM
What an awful penalty.
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Post by: CanadianChris on April 27, 2011, 12:40:02 PM
Habs sell better than Curt Hennig in his prime.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:40:42 PM
SUBBAN!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 12:41:15 PM
TNB.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 27, 2011, 12:41:29 PM
I like Subban.
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Post by: treble on April 27, 2011, 12:42:28 PM
Did he just say 'what happened?'

Hard not to like the guy.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 27, 2011, 12:43:33 PM
lol how was that not a penalty on Marchand.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:44:43 PM
Because refs like to call bad penalties like the one on Bergeron, but miss obvious calls.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 12:45:34 PM
lol how was that not a penalty on Marchand.

I'm surprised it wasn't, honestly. I bet there's a new rule in OT that only teams that wear red, white and blue get to have 2 goalies.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:48:25 PM
Also that if you are wearing Black and Gold you can hit people from behind, hold the sticks and elbow players without looking.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:53:54 PM
Gionta and Krecji are my picks.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 27, 2011, 12:55:43 PM
Cammalleri and Peverley.
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Post by: treble on April 27, 2011, 12:57:54 PM
Kaberle on the PP.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 12:59:39 PM
Kaberle on the PP.

Ugh...I might drink myself to sleep if that happened.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 01:02:38 PM
I think its time for Bob Cole to retire. He's been calling every Hab player Gomez.
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Post by: KingPK on April 27, 2011, 01:02:44 PM
Stop diving at every puck, Tim.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 01:09:01 PM
Fuck
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 27, 2011, 01:09:13 PM
hah
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 27, 2011, 01:09:23 PM
You're welcome Boston fans.

I think I'll start renting out my rooting for someone to the highest bidder.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 01:09:30 PM
BREEEEEEEEEATHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Post by: KingPK on April 27, 2011, 01:09:45 PM
Goddamn that was scorched.

Claude's job is safe another week.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 01:10:02 PM
That's right Jacques. You've pissed away at this series for being too conservative.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on April 27, 2011, 01:11:00 PM
HUGE! WHOOOOOOOOOO
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 01:12:28 PM
Well, enjoy getting knocked out in four against Phili, Boston fans.
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Post by: LPM on April 27, 2011, 01:12:44 PM
Real similar to the game yesterday. Boston-Philly should be a war.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 01:13:40 PM
Boston matches up better with Philly. No Pronger, shitty goaltending and the Bruins are deeper than Buffalo.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 01:15:01 PM
Boston matches up better with Philly. No Pronger, shitty goaltending and the Bruins are deeper than Buffalo.

Boston was out forechecked by Montreal this entire series. Boston has to be physical if they don't get steamrolled.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 27, 2011, 01:16:29 PM
Pronger was back to playing in game 6 and his minutes went way up in game 7
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 01:16:58 PM
Montreal is faster than Philly, Philly has good speed but no burners like Plekanic or Gionta. They're built to compete with teams like the Flyers. Speedy forechecking teams like Montreal were their achillie's heel all season.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 01:18:51 PM
But Philadelphia's depth is much stronger than Montreals, and their PP is much better.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 27, 2011, 01:20:22 PM
Philly isn't as tough as people make them out to be.  They like to be annoying and take cheap shots at you...but Buffalo was outhitting them by game 3.  And Buffalo isn't at all tough.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 01:21:14 PM
But they're more willing to play Boston's game. The Bruins want nothing more than a hard-hitting and gritty series. Montreal didn't want to do that, they wanted to play dead all series. When the Bruins get to play the physical game, they're built to destroy teams that play that game.
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Post by: KingPK on April 27, 2011, 01:21:49 PM
....What the fuck is Jack Edwards prattling on about right now?
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 01:22:54 PM
The Bruin defense is mostly big and strong. They struggle to contain a speed game. The Flyers do not play a speed game.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 27, 2011, 01:24:38 PM
Judging from the series they just had the game the Flyers play is to cry to the officials and then take a headshot at one of your players.

Win or lose...someone break Mike Richards fucking neck and give him something to really cry about.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 27, 2011, 01:25:26 PM
Oh Shit I'm rooting for Boston now.

Sorry guys.
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Post by: the max on April 27, 2011, 01:25:53 PM
The Bruins are used to the crying to officials. I think Jeff Halpern is still desperately, HEROICALLY crawling towards the bench.
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on April 27, 2011, 01:28:44 PM
Tough series for the Habs to lose. Would have been nice to see what the Habs could have done with a healthy roster, but you play with the hand you are dealt. My biggest annoyance by this whole series is how every Leafs fan was suddenly a Bruins fan. I know Montreal and Toronto have a rivalry, but what about Toronto and Boston? That never factor in to their thought process? Shit, if the Bruins and leafs were playing I'd pray for a long, dragged out series so they could pound the shit out of each other. Fuck who won. Maybe that's just me.
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Post by: Justice and Rule on April 27, 2011, 01:43:46 PM
So, on a whole... good first round?
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on April 27, 2011, 02:06:01 PM
I thought it was an outstanding first round. Lots of OT finishes, game 7's, and comebacks.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on April 27, 2011, 02:09:45 PM
I thought it was an outstanding first round. Lots of OT finishes, game 7's, and comebacks.

Bang on.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 27, 2011, 02:13:54 PM
I thought it was an outstanding first round. Lots of OT finishes, game 7's, and comebacks.

Bang on.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 27, 2011, 11:07:05 PM
I really hope that during one of the games, it doesn't matter which, that as Philly and Boston take the ice to practice that someone blows up the building, because a world where one of those teams might win the Stanley Cup is a world I don't want to live in.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 28, 2011, 03:31:15 AM
Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis are the Hart Trophy nominees.
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Post by: Thrasher on April 28, 2011, 05:01:18 AM
Since the 2nd round starts today:
Smashville over Orcas in 6
Sharkies over Octopi in 7
Broad Street Bullies over Bears in 5
Ovectricks over St. Louis in 7
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Post by: Thrasher on April 28, 2011, 06:13:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7lgL3jm6H8&feature=player_embedded
Can't stop laughing at this.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 28, 2011, 06:41:32 AM
Canucks in 6
Wings in 6

Caps in 5
Flyers in 7


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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 28, 2011, 06:51:20 AM
Predators in 6
Wings in 5

Caps in 7
Flyers in 7
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Post by: Justice and Rule on April 28, 2011, 08:49:52 AM
Preds in 7
Wings in 6

Caps in 6
Flyers in 7
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 28, 2011, 09:18:54 AM
Preds in 6
Wing in 7

Ning in 6
Who cares. Whoever wins, the fans lose in 6
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Post by: Flik on April 28, 2011, 09:57:08 AM
Preds in 4
Sharks in 6
Lightning in 7
Boston in 6

Meh, its not like any of these predictions will actually come true anyways. Might as well make them as weird as possible. Here's hoping that the Preds at least beat Vancouver.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 28, 2011, 11:39:28 AM
Nucks in 6
Wings in 6

Caps in 6
Flyers in 5.


I don't know who's worse, Jack Edwards or Bob Cole.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 28, 2011, 11:41:04 AM
Actually, Jack Edwards is the Bill O'Reilly of hockey. Talks about nonsense, yells alot and yet people like him because he speaks of "reason"
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Post by: the max on April 28, 2011, 11:59:36 AM
Predators d. Canucks in 5
Red Wings d. Sharks in 6

Capitals d. Lightning in 6
Bruins d. Flyers in 6
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 28, 2011, 12:13:36 PM
Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis are the Hart Trophy nominees.

Everyone forgets about Vancouver...
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Post by: the max on April 28, 2011, 12:16:33 PM
Actually, Jack Edwards is the Bill O'Reilly of hockey. Talks about nonsense, yells alot and yet people like him because he speaks of "reason"

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3026/jackkt.jpg)
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 28, 2011, 12:30:29 PM
Predators are skating circles around Vancouver right now.
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Post by: Thrasher on April 28, 2011, 12:59:54 PM
Rinne for Conn Smythe. If the Preds don't make the Finals, he should get the award anyway.  :D ;D
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Post by: ZGangsta on April 28, 2011, 01:53:06 PM
Good god the Predators look pathetic. Rinne is keeping them alive here.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 28, 2011, 01:54:24 PM
The first ten minutes of the game, Vancouver was flat and Nashville was skating circles around them. Now, well...this could be ugly.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 28, 2011, 01:55:22 PM
It'll never get ugly because their goalie is too good. They just have to find a way to get two goals a game.
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Post by: ZGangsta on April 28, 2011, 02:36:30 PM
It'll never get ugly because their goalie is too good. They just have to find a way to get two goals a game.
They'll need more than 20 shots for that.
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Post by: Flik on April 28, 2011, 08:54:19 PM
Poor Rinne. On any other worthy team, he'd be taking them to the Stanley Cup.

With Nashville, he's never going to get there.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 29, 2011, 08:35:21 AM
Germany defeated Russia today 2-0 in the IIHF Tournament today.
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Post by: Thrasher on April 29, 2011, 01:11:26 PM
http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2011-04-29/sabres-lindy-ruff-nhls-longest-tenured-coach-signs-contract-extension (http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2011-04-29/sabres-lindy-ruff-nhls-longest-tenured-coach-signs-contract-extension)
Lindy Ruff was signed to an extension.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 29, 2011, 01:15:05 PM
Shocking.

I think he's 3rd overall in the big 4 sports on tenure right now.  Maybe another one will drop by the time this extension is up.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 29, 2011, 02:42:08 PM
Niemi is going to kill the Sharks playoff hopes. He's such an awful goalie.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 29, 2011, 03:19:15 PM
Not when the Wings' PK sucks so much ass. Got to love Divelski acting like a gun shot victim then playing the following PP no problem.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 29, 2011, 03:56:52 PM
Lol kill that 4 min PP and THAT fucking horseshit beats them.
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Post by: Beer Baron on April 29, 2011, 03:57:43 PM
Brad Stuart chucked that stick. Awful goal.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 29, 2011, 03:59:55 PM
Aww it's his birthday.  It was really nice of Howard to give him such an unexpected gift.
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Post by: the max on April 30, 2011, 07:02:54 AM
Sounds like it's Bruins v. Flyers/NBC. I like how Pierre and Olcyzk tried to spin Pronger two-hand slashing Paille on the ice as "trying to inspire his team". One could argue an intent to injure on that play.
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Post by: the max on April 30, 2011, 07:51:12 AM
Bruins are built to handle this style of play. Flyers are not generating speed, they're trying to outmuscle the Bruins. 5/6 of the Bruins D are strong and physical.
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Post by: KingPK on April 30, 2011, 08:00:37 AM
Why do I have the feeling the Bruins are going to start the 3rd in their "prevent" defense and it'll be 5-4 before you know it.
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Post by: KingPK on April 30, 2011, 08:54:04 AM
Flyers have no defense and some really shitty goaltending.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 01, 2011, 01:10:30 PM
Well, Wednesday is the series for the Wings. They have played like dogshit and made Niemi look like a fucking Vezina winner and considering how bad the Kings made him look that is a joke.
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Post by: KingPK on May 02, 2011, 10:52:00 AM
Flyers should just hack, hold and hook the Bruins at any opportunity to get them on the PP.  They can't do shit when a man up.

EDIT: This is the same team that scored 7 goals the other day, right?
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Post by: the max on May 02, 2011, 11:02:20 AM
The Flyers are trying tonight.
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Post by: the max on May 02, 2011, 11:22:16 AM
If McQuaid connected with that hit, we would be watching Mike Richards be loaded onto a stretcher right now.
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Post by: the max on May 02, 2011, 11:28:47 AM
I think VS. wants Philly in the Finals again. The ball washing is getting pretty bad.
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Post by: the max on May 02, 2011, 11:32:24 AM
The Bruins have scored 9 goals in this series and have yet to score a powerplay goal. They are 0-27 in the postseason. That is the longest 0-fer to start a postseason since 1943-44. They're the only team to win a 7 game series without scoring a powerplay goal.

I have a feeling that they're going to get one tonight and the PP is suddenly going to get hot.
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Post by: KingPK on May 02, 2011, 01:06:02 PM
If the Bruins pull this out, it'll be the definition of stealing one.  Philly has dominated this game.
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Post by: the max on May 02, 2011, 01:13:16 PM
Philly dominated the third. Boston outplayed them in the first two, especially after they went down 2-0.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 02, 2011, 01:15:33 PM
Thomas for Vezina, Hart and Conn Smythe.
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Post by: KingPK on May 02, 2011, 01:39:28 PM
Thomas threw this team on his back.  Too bad the rest of the team isn't helping him out.
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Post by: KingPK on May 02, 2011, 01:41:11 PM
HOW THE FUCK DID EVERYONE MISS THAT?

52 saves for Thomas.  Goddamn.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 02, 2011, 01:43:27 PM
Overtime.
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Post by: teke184 on May 03, 2011, 06:46:23 AM
Glendale, AZ, coughed up $25 million to the league to cover a shortfall in the Coyotes' operations.

Being on the hook for these kinds of losses can't sit well with the Goldwater Foundation, who has been looking into the legality of the proposed bond sale that would help convince Jerry Reinsdorf to buy the team and keep it in the state.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 03, 2011, 12:21:01 PM
Washington tightened up this year and are still going to choke so what can they try at this point?
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Post by: the max on May 03, 2011, 12:49:34 PM
Fucking Lightning. I had Washington going to the conference finals. I bet they're wondering when Nik Backstrom is going to start playing like a 6.7 million dollar player. Two assists in the postseason is pretty bad.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 03, 2011, 02:51:38 PM
Washington tightened up this year and are still going to choke so what can they try at this point?

Find a half decent goalie. Maybe they should go after Nabokov next year.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 03, 2011, 02:52:29 PM
I do not like this sea of mustard yellow.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 03, 2011, 03:08:42 PM
Bieksa just got levelled. What a hit.
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Post by: the max on May 03, 2011, 08:35:50 PM
Washington tightened up this year and are still going to choke so what can they try at this point?

Find a half decent goalie. Maybe they should go after Nabokov next year.

Yeah Evgeni Nabokov is clearly the answer for a team looking for a goalie that has won in the playoffs.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 04, 2011, 03:47:35 AM
Okay, the Caps could coax Curtis Joseph, Felix Potvin, or Ed Belfour out of retirement. The Caps and Flyers have goaltending problems.
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Post by: ZGangsta on May 04, 2011, 04:08:17 AM
It's pretty depressing watching the Sedins essentially proving all the haters right about their playoff abilities.
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Post by: the max on May 04, 2011, 06:22:01 AM
Okay, the Caps could coax Curtis Joseph, Felix Potvin, or Ed Belfour out of retirement. The Caps and Flyers have goaltending problems.

The Capitals problems are not with Neuvirth. It's a lack of effort from some of their big guns not named Ovechkin. Let George McPhee know when you find Alex Semin and Nick Backstrom. I think Backstrom is wanted for robbery in DC because he sure isn't playing like a 6.7 million dollar man.

It's so easy to blame the goaltender but in the Capitals' case, it's a lack of effort. Tampa is a SMOTHERING defensive team. They are a tight checking trap team. The Capitals have shown little to no interest in beating this, preferring instead to press in their typical attack. How's that gone for them? Tampa is up 3-0 with a clinching game on home ice. To lay that at Neuvirth's feet is irresponsible and wrong.

They tried the run and gun style of winning games 6-5 and 5-4. That didn't work. Now they tightened up defensively and looked really good at times during the season. I don't think the ship has sailed on that yet. The Scott Hannan experiment is probably over. He hasn't fit in Washington and I'd imagine they'll look elsewhere for a defensive D.
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Post by: KingPK on May 04, 2011, 10:13:34 AM
I like this.  And I don't think Boucher is going to stand on his head the rest of the game and stop 50 shots.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 04, 2011, 10:15:53 AM
I missed less than 2 minutes of this game.

...

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Post by: Beer Baron on May 04, 2011, 10:28:24 AM
I don't know what I'm talking about. Phili is awful against Boston.
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Post by: KingPK on May 04, 2011, 11:11:25 AM
The Bruins are not letting Philly intimidate them at all.  If anything, they are the more physical team tonight.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on May 04, 2011, 11:36:42 AM
Bruins are dominating Philly 4-0 right now.  Watching this, you would not think this is the same Bruins team that had to beat Montreal in 2 OT games just to advance to this series.

The Bruins PP still blows.
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Post by: KingPK on May 04, 2011, 11:43:23 AM
They're getting better opportunities on the PP, but they can't put it in.  GREAT fucking leg save on a wide open net.
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Post by: KingPK on May 04, 2011, 12:46:14 PM
I don't care if it was on a 5 on 3 in garbage time, they finally got on the board with their PP.

I think they can actually finish it this time.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 04, 2011, 01:48:14 PM
What a gay way to end the scoreless on pp streak.

Also LOL Washington.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 04, 2011, 02:09:59 PM
Lets just hope history doesn't repeat itself.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 04, 2011, 02:10:18 PM
You still have that nice table, Max?
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 04, 2011, 02:54:42 PM
Might as well rename them PT Barnum's Red Wings with the amount of fucking clowns on this team. What an unmitigated disaster.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 04, 2011, 02:55:19 PM
What a prophetic topic title
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Post by: the max on May 04, 2011, 03:32:59 PM
Just finished watching the recorded ass-kicking.

Like I said before. Philly does not match up with Boston. In game 2 we saw what Philly would have to do to beat the Bruins. SPEED! Neutral zone passing! Instead, they're trying to play a smash 'em up style against a team that is built for it. And just when I was ready to send out the search team for Lucic and Krejci they joined the team this round. Goals are coming off transition plays, they're closing gaps and forcing the Flyers wide, playing into Thomas's strength as a goalie; Thomas loves to challenge shots and take away angles. Tonight he put on a clinic for Richards, VanGretzky and Giroux. The Philly attack was completely bottled and shipped to the middle of the ice. To get any decent shot, they had to bring a winger in for a sharp angle shot that Thomas would easily deny.


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You still have that nice table, Max?

We got a new one around xmas, it's even nicer.


And what the fuck is going to happen in Washington. Do they shitcan Boudreau? Find Backstrom and try to get a refund? Leave Alex Semin for dead somewhere? They have a good goalie for the future. Neuvirth did NOT lose this series.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 05, 2011, 07:40:42 AM
Bruce is going to get fired, just because its easier to fire a coach than to release a 6.7 million streaky Russian. There are two differences from last years Capitals team to this years.

Last year Washington had a stellar second and third line that challenged the Canadiens defense and also Halak. This year, Washington's secondary scoring was non-existent and never adapt any style of play to defeat Tampa. I think the run and gun style suits the team better and they have a good goalie that has potential. Hopefully Neuvirth doesn't flake out next year.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 05, 2011, 12:01:14 PM
^ I agree with this.

I think Boudreau's gone. I'll admit to not having seen much of the Caps this season, but by all accounts, they dramatically changed their style of play. I understand the logic behind this, but I don't subscribe to it when you have a player who's, at worst, the third-best scorer in the league.
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Post by: Flik on May 05, 2011, 01:39:38 PM
When most of the team doesn't show up for the playoffs and look nothing like the team they were just a year previous, that's obviously going to land on the head of the coach. Even if it isn't totally warrented.

Wonder if Ovie asks for a trade if something doesn't change. I mean, that's 3 of 4 past seasons they've been in the playoffs and knocked out faster than he probably wants. I wouldn't put it past him to say something like that.
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Post by: the max on May 05, 2011, 02:02:24 PM
I think they have a lot tied up in Semin, Backstrom and Ovechkin. Unfortunately, that will probably cost Boudreau his job. When 2/3 of your big money forwards show little to no interest in playing the team game in the postseason, you have to wonder how long they are going to continually be looked at as those players. The points are there for Semin but the effort sucks. He can't play a defensive game. It seems as though that's where Washington wants to go. Same with Backstrom. I would imagine McPhee/Leonsis would rather rid themselves of Semin/Backstrom than Ovechkin. If they try to trade Ovechkin, how do you get even close to the value he brings you not only on the ice but off of it. He's probably the most popular player in the history of the franchise, one of the stars of the league and your best player by far.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 05, 2011, 02:24:32 PM
That Rinne guy is really good. Too bad Nashville has nothing up front.
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Post by: ZGangsta on May 06, 2011, 04:06:01 AM
I bet Nashville is going to hate Ryan Kessler the way people in Vancouver hate Dustin Byfuglien.
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Post by: the max on May 06, 2011, 12:51:50 PM
I wish Laviolette would put Boucher in.
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Post by: KingPK on May 06, 2011, 01:02:30 PM
It only took him four games to figure that out, too.  I think Carcillo is out, given he needed two trainers to help him to the back and all.
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Post by: the max on May 06, 2011, 01:05:35 PM
If Boucher started this game I wouldn't be pacing.
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Post by: the max on May 06, 2011, 01:11:48 PM
I really, really, really, really, really, really, really hope Bergeron is ok.
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Post by: KingPK on May 06, 2011, 01:17:05 PM
Great, here comes the prevent defense.  Need to keep attacking.
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Post by: the max on May 06, 2011, 01:30:51 PM
Go fuck yourself, Philadelphia.
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Post by: KingPK on May 06, 2011, 01:31:14 PM
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH!!!!

There will be NO comeback!!
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Post by: the max on May 06, 2011, 01:40:12 PM
Julien straight outcoached Laviolette in this series. Laviolette couldn't handle his goalies, kept playing Boucher even though the Bruins were scoring bad goals on him, and would not stick to what he needed to do to beat the Bruins. You can't play the Bruins with physicality and intimidation.
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Post by: KingPK on May 06, 2011, 01:40:44 PM
Goddamn, almost 20 years since a conference finals appearance?  Their last one was against the Oilers when the Garden lost power, right?

EDIT: That was the 1990 Cup finals, now that I research.
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Post by: the max on May 06, 2011, 01:47:01 PM
The 1992 Wales Final was when they were swept by the Penguins.

The Oilers final was in 1990. 21 years since the Bruins have been in a Cup final.
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Post by: treble on May 06, 2011, 02:06:36 PM
That must be tough.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 06, 2011, 07:23:42 PM
God bless Darren Helm. Probably going to lose game five but at least they got there.
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Post by: ZGangsta on May 07, 2011, 02:26:29 PM
Henrik Sedin: 0 points, -3.
Daniel Sedid: 0 points, -4.

What the fuck?
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Post by: the max on May 07, 2011, 10:28:16 PM
I'm a Preds and Wings fan now, Bergeron was concussed by that late Giroux hit in game 7. He's not expected to miss more than 2 games, but Crosby was also expected to only miss 1 week and he didn't play again this season.

Drag it out Wings/Preds plz.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 08, 2011, 01:38:56 PM
Wow, the Wings pulled one out of their ass tonight. If that's how game time decision Datsyuk plays it's crazy to imagine him at full strength. Also, Modano needs to replace Mule.
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Post by: MFer on May 09, 2011, 08:04:32 AM
Sean Avery for HRC's NYers 4 Marriage Equality  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGGH3M9NKBI#ws)
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Post by: LPM on May 10, 2011, 01:38:40 AM
That Canucks/Preds series was so incredibly bad. It's hard to believe a bunch of one goal games could be that dull and boring. Glad it's finally over.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 10, 2011, 02:52:39 AM
I'm fairly certain Detroit will win tonight but a dagger to the heart at home wouldn't surprise me. Now that Clowe is out though they have no excuse not to win this game.
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Post by: ZGangsta on May 10, 2011, 03:29:08 AM
So now the NHL may end up owning the Phoenix Coyotes for a 3rd year with the city covering the losses (because a hockey team that no one goes to see that charges nothing for tickets/comps them is of course going to lose money).
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=365255 (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=365255)

There must be some backroom deal here or legal situation/commitment that we're not hearing about, because the league is going through extraordinary measures to try and keep the team there. They've NEVER even come close to giving this much support to a failing franchise before.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 10, 2011, 03:38:37 AM
They're trying to keep the Coyotes in Glendale because the city did a stupid thing and built an arena for them. If the Coyotes leave, then there goes 41 home games at the arena. If the Coyotes were stuck in Phoenix with no arena, they would be gone. Also, I think Bettman and crew are trying to keep the Islanders in LI. (Probably not as publicly though.)
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 10, 2011, 05:08:36 AM
Sean Avery for HRC's NYers 4 Marriage Equality  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGGH3M9NKBI#ws)

So that's why The Fan was talking about gay marriage this morning. I'm glad I was already in favour of it, because Sean Avery sure as fuck wasn't going to be the one to bring me around.
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Post by: Flik on May 10, 2011, 07:52:57 AM
They're trying to keep the Coyotes in Glendale because the city did a stupid thing and built an arena for them. If the Coyotes leave, then there goes 41 home games at the arena. If the Coyotes were stuck in Phoenix with no arena, they would be gone. Also, I think Bettman and crew are trying to keep the Islanders in LI. (Probably not as publicly though.)

Blame the owners as to why they aren't moving the Coyotes. The owners don't want someone else invading "their" market, so they shoot down anything close to it, because they have that right apparently. Which would explain why Toronto said "oh, we've totally got to veto this". That and Bettman doesn't want to move the team because it would hurt his legacy...

The only reason the Islanders situation doesn't get as much focus as Phoenix is because everyone doesn't really think they would move the Islanders. That's all.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 10, 2011, 07:56:53 AM
Isn't the main reason they wont move Phoenix because the TV ratings down in the south are halfway decent?
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 10, 2011, 08:10:26 AM
Also it looks like the Ontario Teachers Pension is looking to buy TD's share of MLSE which is 13% of the company. The Teachers Pension owns 67% of the Maple Leafs/Raptors/Toronto FC/Toronto Marlies and Air Canada Centre.
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Post by: Richard on May 10, 2011, 11:52:57 AM
Is the Sharks/Wings game blacked out for anyone else? I live in San Diego, far from either market.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 10, 2011, 12:33:23 PM
Dan Cleary must be kicking himself after leaving Niemi out to dry on that breakaway
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Post by: the max on May 10, 2011, 01:37:22 PM
Oh, the Sharks.
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Post by: KingPK on May 10, 2011, 01:38:04 PM
San Jose sure knows how to fall apart at the worst possible time.
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Post by: Justice and Rule on May 10, 2011, 01:44:52 PM
Classy, Mr. Thorton. He is just the epitome of leadership.
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Post by: the max on May 10, 2011, 01:46:17 PM
Classy, Mr. Thorton. He is just the epitome of leadership.

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Post by: treble on May 10, 2011, 01:48:38 PM
Coming back from down 0-3 is getting pretty boring now.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 10, 2011, 03:13:53 PM
I don't deserve to cheer for this team. I know I said they'd probably win tonight but as soon as the Sharks got that garbage goal despite Detroit thoroughly outplaying them, I assumed the worst. Two quick goals left me in ashamed silence. Nothing else to say but kudos. Get it done Thursday gents and if you don't you went down swinging anyway.
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Post by: KingPK on May 10, 2011, 04:51:40 PM
So apparently the Lightning and Bruins are going to have to share the ice with Disney's Toy Story on Ice because it is scheduled the same weekend that games 3 and 4 are scheduled in Tampa.  I've heard of Mickey Mouse organizations before.....

And why are there two days off between games 1 and 2 for both conference finals?  That's NBA-esque bad scheduling.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 10, 2011, 04:57:59 PM
A few years ago the Sabres and Senators had their schedule screwed up by Dora the Explorer coming to Buffalo and they had to play games 3 and 4 on back to back nights.  The funny part was if the series had gone 7 the 7th game was scheduled in Ottawa the same night as...Dora the Explorer.
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Post by: CanadianChris on May 10, 2011, 09:39:58 PM
Isn't the main reason they wont move Phoenix because the TV ratings down in the south are halfway decent?

From an article I read recently in the Globe and Mail, TV ratings are so bad that they actually get more fans at the games than they get watching on TV in Phoenix.
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Post by: ZGangsta on May 11, 2011, 05:15:08 AM
Well, now the NHL is going to own the Coyotes for a 3rd year, with the city of Glendanle giving them $25 million to cover some of the losses.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=365375 (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=365375)
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 11, 2011, 11:17:02 AM
Well, now the NHL is going to own the Coyotes for a 3rd year, with the city of Glendanle giving them $25 million to cover some of the losses.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=365375 (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=365375)

I've often made the case that I don't actively want an Atlanta or Phoenix to lose their team because of the trickle-down effect - how many bars in Atlanta make an extra 1500 or 2000 bucks on game nights, etc. But is this really a slam dunk for Glendale? Are the Coyotes going to bring in that much extra?

Furthermore, what about those in Phoenix who don't agree with Glendale's decision? Hypothetically, if the Jays were losing money, I don't think I'd support a handout from the Ontario government to keep them afloat. Even as a sports junkie, I see the case being made by those who aren't on my side of the coin.

Here's another thing that comes to mind: What does a new buyer bring to the table to turn a team losing this much money around? This isn't like the Keg buying Joe's Restaurant - I have to think that even a money-hemorrhaging team has enough facets in place to try and turn a profit. There's gotta be brainstorming sessions for marketing, logistics, etc.........right?
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Post by: Thrasher on May 11, 2011, 12:25:18 PM
I wonder if Phoenix could turn into Nashville? Atlanta just needs really good ownership because they've had bad ownership since the beginning.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 11, 2011, 12:29:46 PM
No chance. I know the Predators attendance hasn't always and still isn't great, but at least they have some level of people who are interested. The Coyotes just don't and never will. Phoenix is a horrible sports town, as is Atlanta. The Hawks don't have good attendance either.
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Post by: treble on May 11, 2011, 12:37:15 PM
I just don't get how Glendale rationalizes throwing another $25 million into the team when they're going to leave, anyway.  I understand that they don't want to have the arena empty all those nights, but who is going to look at a situation where $25 million only covers some of the losses and decide to buy the team and keep them there?
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 05:47:32 AM
Nashville has great fans, they just don't have enough of them to consistently fill the building during the regular season. Atlanta is hopeless because owning an Atlanta sports team that isn't the Braves is a fruitless endeavor. Nobody gives a fuck about the Falcons, why should they care about the Thrashers?
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 12:50:55 PM
I hope hockey has another lockout and dies this time.
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 12:55:13 PM
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on May 12, 2011, 12:56:30 PM
Nashville has great fans, they just don't have enough of them to consistently fill the building during the regular season. Atlanta is hopeless because owning an Atlanta sports team that isn't the Braves is a fruitless endeavor. Nobody gives a fuck about the Falcons, why should they care about the Thrashers?

People don't give that much of a fuck about the Braves either. Though I know with Heyward, attendance had a big boost last year.

At the Preds game I went to, the fans seemed passionate and it was a good crowd.

I don't understand LemUNC's last two posts
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 12:58:30 PM
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Post by: the max on May 12, 2011, 01:01:21 PM
You're drunk aren't you.
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 01:02:26 PM
A little!
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 12, 2011, 01:07:50 PM
If San Jose and Boston met up in the finals, I'd root for the Bruins. I hate Joe Thorton.
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Post by: the max on May 12, 2011, 01:10:37 PM
Me too!
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 12, 2011, 01:13:03 PM
But I'm a Habs fan, and by Czech's logic, I shouldn't root for divisional rivals.
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Post by: the max on May 12, 2011, 01:17:33 PM
I know the Sharks have a 2-0 lead but if I were a Sharks fan I wouldn't count my chickens yet. Detroit can solve their defense awfully easily sometimes.
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Post by: the max on May 12, 2011, 01:32:15 PM
Great play by Datsyuk.
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 01:33:29 PM
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:29:11 PM
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 12, 2011, 02:30:31 PM
lol
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 12, 2011, 02:43:51 PM
That was crazy.
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:44:30 PM
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Post by: MFer on May 12, 2011, 02:44:52 PM
Hell of a game, hell of a finish, even though the outcome wasn't ideal.
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:45:41 PM
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:47:28 PM
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:48:12 PM
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:48:47 PM
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 12, 2011, 02:50:53 PM
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:51:05 PM
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Post by: Justice and Rule on May 12, 2011, 02:52:01 PM
I'm torn. I hate the players on San Jose, but I'm indifferent to the fans. On the other side, I'm indifferent to the Canucks (outside of Luongo), but I really hate their fans. I have no clue how to look at this Western Conference Final outside of "Go East!"
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:53:19 PM
i hope they let dany heatley drive the team bus
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:55:50 PM
and i hope when they crash they hit jimmy howard
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 12, 2011, 02:56:13 PM
and i hope when that happens the entire canucks team dies of shock that jimmy howard made a save
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 12, 2011, 03:39:55 PM
I am proud of the team but holy fuck the PP let them down especially late. Anyhow, if Nick retires please throw 8 mil at Weber.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 13, 2011, 01:21:10 AM
I really want a team to move back to Winnipeg just so we can have a playoff matchup of San Jose vs Winnipeg. Nothing like a good old school Sharks vs Jets rivalry.

I'm pulling for the Sharks and Lightning. I don't like Vancouver and I hate the Bruins.
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Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 13, 2011, 01:26:24 AM
Looks like Flyers/Rangers at Citizen's Bank Park in Philly for the 2012 Winter Classic.
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Post by: CanadianChris on May 13, 2011, 01:28:15 AM
Vancouver and Boston for me.  If Dany Heatley gets his hands on the Cup or a team from Florida wins a second Cup, I may throw up.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 13, 2011, 01:33:56 AM
Vancouver and Boston for me.  If Dany Heatley gets his hands on the Cup or a team from Florida wins a second Cup, I may throw up.

I forgot Heatley was on the Sharks. I'm pulling for Tampa all the way then.
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Post by: Flik on May 13, 2011, 02:22:50 AM
Out of these teams that are left, I'm hoping for Vancouver vs Tampa, just for the low ratings.

Oh, and if a team were to move back to Winnipeg, it likely wouldn't be called the Jets if its the Atlanta franchise that gets moved there. No story on that, just personal opinion.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 13, 2011, 01:30:51 PM
Derek Boogaard died. Don't even know how that could have happened.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 13, 2011, 01:50:25 PM
Derek Boogaard died. Don't even know how that could have happened.

Here's an article on it. (http://www.nesn.com/2011/05/report-new-york-rangers-forward-derek-boogaard-found-dead-in-apartment.html)

My friend just texted me about it. 28 years old. So sad.

Also, Matthew Barnaby arrest after domestic incident. (http://wgr550.com/pages/9836372.php?contentType=4&contentId=8161770)
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Post by: KingPK on May 14, 2011, 01:51:32 PM
Missed most of the game due to work.  Guess I didn't miss much.

EDIT: And Horton and Lucic end the game with sucker punches.  I don't like this team's attitude right now.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 14, 2011, 06:06:07 PM
No, they got schooled out there. Tampa is a lot like Montreal, expect they can actually score on their chances.

Oh and Kaberle taking a page out of the Smith & Philips book on letting the goalie play the puck. LOL
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 15, 2011, 04:10:54 AM
Stoked for tonight's game. If Kesler can keep up the level of play he's been putting in this entire run I'll have a heart attack. Serious Conn Smythe contender.
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Post by: the max on May 15, 2011, 05:52:39 AM
Missed most of the game due to work.  Guess I didn't miss much.

EDIT: And Horton and Lucic end the game with sucker punches.  I don't like this team's attitude right now.

I didn't like Lecavalier coming over and roughing Boychuk after a perfectly legal hit but not getting called for it. I guess I should be used to it by now.

Unfortunately, they had a shitty 3 minutes that cost them the game. Seidenberg should have fallen on the puck and thrown it to the boards instead of kicking it right at Bergenheim. Thomas probably should have stopped Clark's weak backhand shot but then again, the defense in front of him should have done a much better job. And Kaberle...well, let's just stay away from that.

They can beat Tampa. It's just going to take work. Will they show up and decide to do that work? We'll see on Tuesday. If they go down 2-0 to Tampa, they're all but done.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 16, 2011, 10:20:51 AM
Not that my hopes are up, but would an Atlanta-to-Winnipeg move send Detroit to the Eastern conference? That'd be cool.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 16, 2011, 10:22:19 AM
Nashville. Would keep the divisions in the East from getting screwed up. Columbus is another but that would just be dumb right now. Detroit is too important to keeping the Western Conference stable, plus, where do you put them? Guess Minnesota would have to go in the Central. OR, stick Dallas in the Central, put Colorado in the Pacific.

And if it did happen like a month or two from now, it's not really crazy to suggest that Winnipeg might have to be in the Southeast next season.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 16, 2011, 10:32:52 AM
Detroit being in the Southeast or whatever is no worse than them being in the West now.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 16, 2011, 10:34:15 AM
Nashville. Would keep the divisions in the East from getting screwed up. Columbus is another but that would just be dumb right now. Detroit is too important to keeping the Western Conference stable, plus, where do you put them? Guess Minnesota would have to go in the Central. OR, stick Dallas in the Central, put Colorado in the Pacific.

And if it did happen like a month or two from now, it's not really crazy to suggest that Winnipeg might have to be in the Southeast next season.

Vancouver once played in the East division. In that same time span, the Atlanta Flames played in the West division. Also, (http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/174856_117512738323503_7161797_n.jpg). So, you might be on to something.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 16, 2011, 10:35:28 AM
Detroit being in the Southeast or whatever is no worse than them being in the West now.

The West teams need Detroit. Guaranteed sellouts in a league where half the teams seem to be near poor cannot be discarded. Sad fact. Plus breaking the Detroit-Chicago rivalry up would be unholy levels of stupid. So considering we're talking about the NHL maybe it is possible.

Nashville or Columbus have to be the team(s) you can bring back West when the Coyotes leave Phoenix to QC. There won't be any rivalries forged with one of those clubs. The problem is not so easily solved, there are too many teams. At least 2 too many.
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Post by: Flik on May 16, 2011, 01:59:10 PM
Honestly, I think that even if the sale to Winnipeg happens this off-season, the Atlanta franchise wouldn't be moved till the following off-season. The reason being is that way, when Phoenix gets relocated to either Quebec City or to some other city (Oklahoma). This way the league can deal with two teams moving at the same time and not in individual off-seasons.

If Quebec City gets Phoenix and Winnipeg gets Atlanta:
The West would see Colorado moved to the Pacific and Winnipeg moved to the Northwest to make flight travels much easier. Especially with so many games played against your own division.

The East situation is a little complex and will suck. Quebec moves to the Northeast. The Boston Bruins surprisingly would be the odd man out as its the only team that a) isn't Canadian and b) is Atlantic enough to be moved to the Atlantic division. This next move isn't going to be pretty as you'd most likely have to choose the Pittsburgh Penguins to move to the Southeast. The reason being is that they are far enough from the Atlantic to make it seem an okay move.

There's another possibility, though I doubt it would occur. It would require seeing the same West moves above, but it would flip Nashville into the Southeast. But this requires Toronto to move to the Central division to make room for Quebec which I wouldn't see happening ever.

Which would be another reason why it would require another off-season before the team moved.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 16, 2011, 02:22:09 PM
Honestly, I think that even if the sale to Winnipeg happens this off-season, the Atlanta franchise wouldn't be moved till the following off-season. The reason being is that way, when Phoenix gets relocated to either Quebec City or to some other city (Oklahoma). This way the league can deal with two teams moving at the same time and not in individual off-seasons.

If Quebec City gets Phoenix and Winnipeg gets Atlanta:
The West would see Colorado moved to the Pacific and Winnipeg moved to the Northwest to make flight travels much easier. Especially with so many games played against your own division.

The East situation is a little complex and will suck. Quebec moves to the Northeast. The Boston Bruins surprisingly would be the odd man out as its the only team that a) isn't Canadian and b) is Atlantic enough to be moved to the Atlantic division. This next move isn't going to be pretty as you'd most likely have to choose the Pittsburgh Penguins to move to the Southeast. The reason being is that they are far enough from the Atlantic to make it seem an okay move.

There's another possibility, though I doubt it would occur. It would require seeing the same West moves above, but it would flip Nashville into the Southeast. But this requires Toronto to move to the Central division to make room for Quebec which I wouldn't see happening ever.

Which would be another reason why it would require another off-season before the team moved.

I played with this exact scenario this weekend, and the only logical re-alignment I came up with was two divisions per conference. Since we're getting out of hand already, I also renamed the conferences and divisions after NHL legends, but that's never been done in hockey, and never will.....
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Post by: Flik on May 16, 2011, 08:26:13 PM
Actually considering they had division named after legendary figures like Smythe and Norris, it wouldn't be hard to name them after prominent figures of hockey lore. Though we'd probably just end up with Howe, Gretzky and Orr for the first 3 and whichever goalie they wanna give to gives some respect to.

The re-alignment via three divisions isn't really possible if Phoenix does end up moving. It only worked in this format thanks to where every team is. Its going to be a massive headache when both those teams relocate.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 16, 2011, 11:01:27 PM
I was being facetious w/r/t to the divisional names. I realize, as the NHL was booming in the early 90's, that the geographic-based names made sense, but I was always a little bitter about losing the legend names. I always thought it gave the NHL a little cache compared to the other sports in the Big Four.

I recall around Xmas 06 they were talking about a four-division realignment, which would mean, of course, uneven divisions (unless the conferences went to say, 14 in one and 16 in the other). I don't know how legitimate the talks were, but it was brought up with a 'proposed changes' graphic on HNiC.

As long as we're playing fantasy commissioner, I also preferred the 1-4/2-3 divisional matchups in the playoffs. Rivalries would re-ignite or develop naturally.
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Post by: Flik on May 17, 2011, 06:08:20 AM
I'm like you in that it gave the league something that made it different. And the 1-4/2-3 is something I'd support again as well.

With two divisions you'd have only two teams getting in as division winners. Instead of three teams like right now and a lot of people who questioned the team that won the Southeast division when it was absolutely suck. And also the one time the Southeast division winner (I think Washington) won and getting the #3 seed, even though the team in 9th was better and the team in 10th had the same amount of points AND more wins.
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Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2011, 08:49:51 AM
They should just drop the bullshit and go back to calling them the Wales and Campbell Conferences.
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Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2011, 11:29:50 AM
Bruins are so goddamn tentative with the puck on the PP.  Just throw it at the net for fuck's sake.

EDIT: Finally.  48th time is a charm on slapshots from the point, I guess.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 17, 2011, 12:13:25 PM
I was happy not hearin McGuire for awhile. Gah
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 17, 2011, 12:16:16 PM
So Seguin will be benched after that beauty goal
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Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2011, 12:16:42 PM
Seguin scores, so watch him sit most of the rest of the game again.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 17, 2011, 12:19:19 PM
So Boston is skating now, wonder when Claude will tell them to slow down
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Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2011, 12:27:23 PM
TYLER SEGUIN WILL NOT BE BENCHED

Two fucking pretty goals there.
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Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2011, 12:51:40 PM
If Claude doesn't put Seguin in the regular lineup after tonight, he deserves to be fired regardless how Boston finishes these playoffs.

EDIT: 4 points tonight if he gets an assist on that.
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Post by: Flik on May 17, 2011, 01:32:16 PM
I have no idea why Seguin wasn't in the regular lineup before hand. Anyone from Boston know?
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Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2011, 01:45:01 PM
Claude's an idiot.  And their passive defensive play is about to cost them the lead.
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Post by: the max on May 17, 2011, 02:18:40 PM
If the Bruins were to win this series I'm not sure I would survive.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 17, 2011, 02:37:06 PM
Well its not like they are facing a good goalie like Carey Price.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 17, 2011, 02:50:46 PM
I mean Boston can win the cup. It's all up to Julien if he wants the team to actually skate instead of playing the body.
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Post by: LPM on May 18, 2011, 03:18:34 PM
Vancouver routs the Sharks, plus some random girl flashes Ben Eager in the penalty box.

Spoiler: show
(http://a.yfrog.com/img640/7005/4nkqtw.jpg)


Go Canucks go!
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Post by: Thrasher on May 19, 2011, 10:01:48 AM
So if the Sharks series goes to five games, there will be a record number of PIM's for the Sharks?
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Post by: the max on May 19, 2011, 12:53:50 PM
Need another goal here so I can breathe. If Peverley had roofed that puck, it's 2-0. Bruins are outplaying Tampa pretty bad in their own building.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 19, 2011, 01:14:40 PM
Vancouver routs the Sharks, plus some random girl flashes Ben Eager in the penalty box.

Spoiler: show
(http://a.yfrog.com/img640/7005/4nkqtw.jpg)


Go Canucks go!

How could anyone not have a PVR?
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Post by: KingPK on May 19, 2011, 01:24:36 PM
Downie is a little flopping bitch, isn't he?
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Post by: the max on May 19, 2011, 01:26:03 PM
That'll do nicely. Wonder what Roloson was saying to the ref. "My pussy hurts"?
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Post by: KingPK on May 19, 2011, 01:44:40 PM
Dominating defense by the Bruins and Thomas did his thing.  Huge win; Bergeron was beastly on face-offs out there.
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Post by: the max on May 19, 2011, 01:46:41 PM
They play like this and they can hang with anyone.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 19, 2011, 01:46:48 PM
Globe and Mail says the Thrashers are leaving to Winnipeg. Welp, see ya.
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Post by: UterusJuice on May 19, 2011, 02:51:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USC-pz-4wto


btw, a lot of the mainstream outlets like CBC, TSN, ESPN, etc saying the report is false, but Brunt is standing by his story. Bettman probably made a call to TSN and told them to shut the fuck up.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 19, 2011, 03:20:55 PM
So Winnipeg Thrashers or Winnipeg Jets?
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 20, 2011, 01:23:08 AM
Manitoba Moose is what I keep hearing.
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Post by: teke184 on May 20, 2011, 01:30:49 AM
Remind me again why it was such a big deal to keep the Coyotes in Arizona yet letting the Thrashers leave one of the largest cities in the country to return to small-market Winnipeg, where the Coyotes originally came from.

Yes, I know the answer is "Glendale and Arizona are dumb enough to cough up $20+ million a year to cover the team's losses and Georgia told the NHL to go fuck themselves.", it's just a rhetorical statement.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 20, 2011, 04:08:37 AM
Can't wait for Thrasers gear to get discounted. Still love the blue home jersey.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 20, 2011, 04:36:47 AM
Looks like Boogaard's death was from a mixture of alcohol and Oxycodone.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 20, 2011, 08:46:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USC-pz-4wto


btw, a lot of the mainstream outlets like CBC, TSN, ESPN, etc saying the report is false, but Brunt is standing by his story. Bettman probably made a call to TSN and told them to shut the fuck up.

I hate to get my hopes up yet again, but Brunt writes for The Globe and Mail. David Thompson is the owner of.....The Globe and Mail. I think it's fair to trust Brunt's sources.
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on May 20, 2011, 09:18:37 AM
Remind me again why it was such a big deal to keep the Coyotes in Arizona yet letting the Thrashers leave one of the largest cities in the country to return to small-market Winnipeg, where the Coyotes originally came from.

Yes, I know the answer is "Glendale and Arizona are dumb enough to cough up $20+ million a year to cover the team's losses and Georgia told the NHL to go fuck themselves.", it's just a rhetorical statement.

There was an interview a few weeks ago with the mayor of Winnipeg, and he said that he wasn't expecting the Coyotes to move. Apparently there are a bunch of contracts and agreements which would cause a whole lot of financial and legal headaches for everyone involved. Atlanta doesn't seem to have all of these anchors locking them down.
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Post by: Flik on May 20, 2011, 11:06:49 AM
So the Thrashers moving to Atlanta's only going to cost the Winnipeg Jets (yes, they are apparently reusing the name) 170 million total. 110 million for the franchise, and 60 million for a moving fee.

If that's all that it takes to get the Thrashers, I find it hard to believe no one else has come forward to purchase the team. That's a bargain deal.

Can't wait for Tuesday!
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 20, 2011, 11:12:26 AM
170 million is a lot for an NHL team considering it's a license to lose money. There are very few people willing to pay for that license as well.
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Post by: CanadianChris on May 20, 2011, 01:07:29 PM
Looks like Luon6o showed up tonight.
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Post by: Doc Scurlock on May 20, 2011, 06:16:59 PM
So the Thrashers moving to Atlanta's only going to cost the Winnipeg Jets (yes, they are apparently reusing the name) 170 million total. 110 million for the franchise, and 60 million for a moving fee.

If that's all that it takes to get the Thrashers, I find it hard to believe no one else has come forward to purchase the team. That's a bargain deal.

Can't wait for Tuesday!

That's not a bargain at all considering the amount of cash the Thrashers have lost and will continue losing because no one really gives a shit about hockey in Atlanta save for a few diehard fans. They're also the preferred team to move because the guys who own the arena and the Hawks don't want them there as they can make more cash by having concerts and monster truck rallies then having the Thrashers taking up those dates.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 21, 2011, 01:21:02 AM
Some players in the NHL are worth more than the actual franchise. That's fucked.
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on May 21, 2011, 02:27:43 AM
It also looks like if the Thrashers move to Winnipeg, then the Manitoba Moose would be moving to St. John's, NL who had an AHL for 14 years, but lost their team when the Marlies moved to Toronto.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 21, 2011, 04:15:25 AM
Some players in the NHL are worth more than the actual franchise. That's fucked.
Look at baseball. I think A-Rod could buy the Pirates.
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Post by: Flik on May 21, 2011, 04:24:36 AM
That's not a bargain at all considering the amount of cash the Thrashers have lost and will continue losing because no one really gives a shit about hockey in Atlanta save for a few diehard fans. They're also the preferred team to move because the guys who own the arena and the Hawks don't want them there as they can make more cash by having concerts and monster truck rallies then having the Thrashers taking up those dates.

I meant bargain to buy, not to sell. The Thrashers ownership is taking quite a hit to sell off the franchise and this actually should be how you sell a franchise since you want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

To buy the Coyotes was going roughly for 240 million and that's without the moving fee included. So 170 million vs 300 million is quite a bargain to buy a franchise.

And I don't blame the Hawks or the guys who own the arena for wanting them out of there. If you can make more cash by having more concerts and other events than having the sports team, hell, I'd try to get rid of it as quickly too.

I wonder if the Jets are going to re-use the old style unis when they come back.
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Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2011, 05:14:24 AM
Goddamn, nothing is going Tampa's way.
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Post by: the max on May 21, 2011, 05:14:38 AM
Roloson is looking 41 but his defense has been playing like dogshit. Why teams still trust Marc-Andre Bergeron in important games is beyond me.
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Post by: the max on May 21, 2011, 05:20:38 AM
And now Tampa is poking the Bear. MAB just fought Peverley for some reason. The Bruins like games like this.
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Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2011, 05:54:21 AM
The Bruins love falling asleep with the lead.
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Post by: the max on May 21, 2011, 05:55:00 AM
They're really falling asleep at the wheel here.
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Post by: the max on May 21, 2011, 06:02:21 AM
Come on.
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Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2011, 06:08:09 AM
The Bruins were up 3-0 and dominating this game at one point, right?  I didn't fall asleep and dream that?

Why does this team hate success?
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Post by: the max on May 21, 2011, 06:23:07 AM
I don't think I've ever seen the Bruins play a worse period of hockey. I'm actually happy that they are tied after having a 3-0 lead. This game could easily be 6-3 right now.
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Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2011, 07:21:12 AM
What a disgrace.  Just like game 7 against the Flyers.  They could have grabbed this series by the throat and they completely fell asleep.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 21, 2011, 10:24:49 AM
(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/50252_126619634017039_2401219_n.jpg)
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 21, 2011, 10:31:09 AM
That's pretty awesome.
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Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 21, 2011, 11:40:44 AM
So, how did Downie get a diving penalty after (1) getting hit head-first into the boards, (2) having a linesman direct him off the ice because he was too loopy, and (3) having to go to the locker room rather than serve the penalty?

Downie's an idiot, no argument there, but that was a really bad call.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 21, 2011, 12:21:39 PM
I found this on Wikipedia:
Quote
Atlanta Spirit, LLC is a group of insane midgets headquartered at 101 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA
The one Thrasher fan posted it.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 22, 2011, 06:46:20 AM
Looks like Mike Gillis is going to go off on the officials again, saying its unfair and questionable.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 22, 2011, 07:38:15 AM
Wow, the Sharks are a fucking joke. Makes it even more frustrating that the Wings lost to these clowns.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 22, 2011, 08:16:09 AM
The Heatley high-sticking call, ya okay, two minutes, but a delay of game and a too many men on the ice penalty is inexcusable.
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Post by: oldskool on May 22, 2011, 08:13:47 PM
I found this on Wikipedia:
Quote
Atlanta Spirit, LLC is a group of insane midgets headquartered at 101 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA
The one Thrasher fan posted it.
Has to be one of my new favorite sports swerves; after the past few years of will-Phoenix-or-won't-Phoenix, Atlanta comes roaring from the depths and steals away Phoenix's landing spot. Now what's going to happen if that team has to move; does Hartford/Quebec come into play, or are they going to move into KC like Pittsburgh was rumored to, or do they take Winnipeg Jr. and go to Hamilton?
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 23, 2011, 12:56:07 AM
Ideally, Quebec or Hartford, but that'll means a team like Toronto would be in the Western Conference then.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 23, 2011, 01:36:08 AM
I have no problem (assuming Atlanta to Winnipeg and Phoenix to Quebec City next year) with 14 teams in the West and 16 teams in the East. HockeyCentral mentioned something about a three-conference setup in the next CBA.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 23, 2011, 01:41:16 AM
From what I've heard, that Winnipeg will be in the Southeast division next year, because the NHL doesn't want to redo the schedule.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 23, 2011, 02:46:44 AM
I've heard that a few different places, too.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 23, 2011, 02:56:19 AM
It'll be awesome if it was a Winnipeg/Detroit final next year.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 23, 2011, 06:52:32 AM
I heard (I know more rumors off of Hfboards.com) that the NHL made two schedules. One if Atlanta stays and one if they go. The schedule doesn't get released for a few months so there is probably enough time to change it.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 23, 2011, 08:34:48 AM
It'll be awesome if it was a Winnipeg/Detroit final next year.

Not next year. I could see Winnipeg going about 25-57 when they have to travel at least 2000 miles per for 12 games.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 23, 2011, 09:39:50 AM
Brian Rafalski announced his retirement today.
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 11:28:25 AM
The Bruin powerplay continues to embarrass.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 23, 2011, 11:45:03 AM
They need a good defenceman like Kab...oh wait.
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 11:49:56 AM
It's just killing their overall game. Tampa knows what the Bruins are doing on their dump-ins and are getting in lanes and taking away the point. There's no momentum coming from the powerplay, it's the same fucking thing.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 23, 2011, 11:53:21 AM
Boston should fire Claude, even if they win the series or not. He's not the right coach for this team.
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 11:53:43 AM
This game should be about 6-0 Lightning. The Bruins are afraid of success.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 23, 2011, 12:03:09 PM
Boston has so much talent they should be waiting to face the Canucks next round, yet Julien is an idiot for not playing the game like they did in games two and three.
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 12:38:58 PM
They're all too afraid to shoot. He should just put Campbell/Paille out there on the powerplay:

1- There's nothing to lose at this point.
2- Campbell/Paille make more chances shorthanded than the powerplay does.
3- Gregory Campbell is overdue for a goal.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 23, 2011, 12:45:50 PM
Are the fans booing Lucic?
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 12:46:08 PM
Loooooo-ch
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 12:47:41 PM
Although the way he's played this postseason it wouldn't surprise me. He has to be hurt. He had a sinus infection in the Montreal series but it's to the point now where he has to be playing through something, he's just not the same player.
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Post by: KingPK on May 23, 2011, 01:22:41 PM
0 shots in the 3rd for Boston.  Only a matter of time before Tampa ties it.
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 01:23:43 PM
1st shot by Kaberle(!)
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 01:26:00 PM
Thomas with the save of the playoffs.
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Post by: KingPK on May 23, 2011, 01:26:23 PM
What a fucking save by Tim Thomas.
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 01:36:17 PM
The crowd is BEGGING to go nuts on a PP goal. He moved Z to the front of the net...PROGRESS! Of course, Recchi has twice the ice time as Seguin...
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Post by: the max on May 23, 2011, 01:49:11 PM
RAPTOR JESUSSSSSS
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Post by: KingPK on May 23, 2011, 01:53:45 PM
Tim Thomas Stick Save in net angle SLOWMO BRUINS Vs. Tampa Game 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1bhAWrRX30#ws)
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 23, 2011, 02:29:14 PM
Holy fuck to Rafalski retiring. On one hand, it frees up 6 mil in cap space and as good as he was he was declining. On the other, if Nick retires too, what the fuck do they do? They have to go after Weber in that case. If Nick stays, that 6 mil has to go towards 2 middle of the pack d-men.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 23, 2011, 11:16:03 PM
I really don't want to Bruins to win the series because Vancouver is going to win, and I don't want to root for them. I don't hate them, but I wouldn't be sad if they lost. But if they lost then the Bruins will win, and I'd rather have been raptured the other day than have that shit happen.
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on May 24, 2011, 12:34:33 AM
Vancouver looks like the only real threat to win the Cup at this point. The Sharks are as good as gone at this point. Boston have too many Jekyll and Hyde moments. Tampa has suddenly lost it's scoring touch, and now they seem to have an issue in net.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 24, 2011, 02:01:08 PM
Lou with a brain fart.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 24, 2011, 02:32:42 PM
Overtime.

Although they should just do a shootout, no one likes overtime in the playoffs. [/sarcasm]
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 24, 2011, 02:37:24 PM
Ridiculous.  Why even have rules
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 24, 2011, 02:39:31 PM
Higgins/Clowe are the game winners tonight.
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Post by: LPM on May 24, 2011, 02:41:44 PM
Ouch, Sharks got screwed on that icing that shouldn't have been an icing. Unfortunate.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 24, 2011, 02:50:50 PM
Ya they did, but Boyle did the right thing by firing it out of the zone.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 24, 2011, 03:52:31 PM
What a shitty way to end your season, but what a game this was
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Post by: Justice and Rule on May 24, 2011, 03:54:39 PM
Ahahahahahaha... That's a fucking hilarious goal.
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 24, 2011, 03:55:37 PM
VAN CITY GOING HAM
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 24, 2011, 04:00:18 PM
Can we call Lou clutch? He carried Vancouver in this series.
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Post by: Flik on May 24, 2011, 10:28:19 PM
I think its safe to say that Lou and Thom are clutch.

Also, seems like Winnipeg might not be allowed to keep their original team name. I'm not sure if that's because its Atlanta moving to Winnipeg or the fact that the New York Jets don't want to share the same name and be the "other" Jets team, or something else. Sucky.

Also, here's hoping Vancouver wins the Stanley Cup.
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Post by: CanadianChris on May 24, 2011, 11:56:14 PM
Fuck anyone who tries to stand in the way of the Jets name.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 25, 2011, 12:03:05 AM
Post/sig combo.
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Post by: Justice and Rule on May 25, 2011, 04:50:12 AM
From what I've heard, they might keep the name "Jets", but "Winnipeg" will become "Manitoba".
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Post by: Flik on May 25, 2011, 08:30:31 AM
Yeah that's what I've heard too, except...

(http://images.wikia.com/icehockey/images/f/ff/212px-Manitoba_Moose_svg.png)
^- that's the rest of the team name.

If they can't take the Jets name, they figure why not make use of this one since the AHL team leaving is not keeping the name.

And also Tuesday came and passed with no information on the move, so we're not going to hear about anything else (besides hearsay) until the end of the Stanley Cup finals.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 25, 2011, 08:35:53 AM
As you might imagine, much of The Fan's talk today was on the future of the San Jose Sharks. Where do they go from here?

I'd almost certainly feel differently as a Sharks fan, but two straight trips to the Western finals is pretty damn good. I don't think "blowing up the team" is necessary.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 08:39:08 AM
Eastern?
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 25, 2011, 09:06:23 AM
Eastern?

Don't know what you're talking about.....
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 25, 2011, 09:07:18 AM
That's why you always quote the post redbaron.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 25, 2011, 09:27:27 AM
That's why you always quote the post redbaron.

Troof.

So yeah, Sharks.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 25, 2011, 10:26:36 AM
At the same time though, they have won one game in those two trips.
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Post by: Czech on May 25, 2011, 10:27:57 AM
The Sharks seem to have enough payroll space to rise above their current "two lines and a prayer" roster model. If they're serious about shoring up, they should probably do it soon?
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Post by: Flik on May 25, 2011, 11:10:38 AM
I don't know if a third scoring line would get them Lord Stanley though. It would definitely improve their chances, but they would need to get young guys whom can go from third line to first line eventually. And those aren't easy to come by.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 11:14:27 AM
San Jose just got beat by a better team. They had all the tools to win and Niemi played very well. They have a solid third and fourth line and they can score. Vancouver played better and capitalized on the PP more than San Jose did.
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Post by: the max on May 25, 2011, 11:14:53 AM
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 11:17:53 AM
They might as well just spot Tampa a goal at this point.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 25, 2011, 11:21:07 AM
San Jose just got beat by a better team. They had all the tools to win and Niemi played very well. They have a solid third and fourth line and they can score. Vancouver played better and capitalized on the PP more than San Jose did.

I agree with all of this, but the special teams part in particular; Most telling part of the past series.
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 11:31:16 AM
SHOOT THE SHDJRFIBDNIGNEOINERFIOG PUCK!!!

GFUNFUBEDFNVBUJDEFNU!!!!
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Post by: the max on May 25, 2011, 11:36:27 AM
Kaberle just refuses to shoot. That's something I can't blame Julien for, really. He was given Kaberle as his "OMG PP QB" and has nobody else to run the point. At this point, I think he has to change things up; Put Bergeron on the point or Krejci. Having two left shots at the point on the PP, especially when it's struggling as badly as it is, is kind of silly to me. He has Boychuk/McQuaid for right shooting D and Krejci/Bergeron/Peverley for right shooters with good hockey IQ.

I would be trotting out Lucic/Krejci/Horton/Bergeron/Z as a top unit and Campbell/Seguin/Ryder/Peverley/Seidenberg for units at this point. Those are their ten best players right now.
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 11:53:17 AM
Bruins survived Tampa's burst off the bat and controlled most of that period.

Just do that two more times.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on May 25, 2011, 11:53:22 AM
What bugs me the most also is that you pretty much know, whenever Kaberle has the puck, the two options he's going to pass the puck to.  I'm just counting down the seconds until a TB player swoops in on a cross pass at the top and takes off on a shorthand breakaway.

Also surprised TB hasn't tried to up the aggressiveness offensively and try to utilize their speed more.  They showed some flashes and looked to get into the Bruins zone quickly but haven't gotten the shots off yet.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on May 25, 2011, 12:19:46 PM
That was the weirdest ending I've ever seen to a hockey game last night.

Pretty cool, though
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 12:25:26 PM
People had forgotten about Pat Kane's goal last year?
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Post by: the max on May 25, 2011, 12:25:57 PM
At this point I just want something heavy to fall on Kaberle.
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 12:29:32 PM
Pathetic power play.  They pass the puck for like 1:30 before taking a shot from the point into like 4 people.
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Post by: the max on May 25, 2011, 12:32:59 PM
Maybe put Kaberle down low? I don't know. He has like 6 minutes on the powerplay tonight and he's not going to shoot.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 12:34:00 PM
I thought Toews and Crosby had the worst playoff beard, but Sami Salo takes the cake.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 12:34:46 PM
All this talk about Kaberle and I bet treble is sitting back in his chair laughing while readjusting his tie.
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 12:39:07 PM
I don't think Tampa took more than a minute each to score on their PPs.

The Bruins seem to be a different team period by period.
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Post by: the max on May 25, 2011, 12:43:55 PM
Because while Tampa passes a lot, there is constant motion and SHOTS.

The lack of a powerplay is what is turning it for the Bruins. They've had 4 chances tonight and have managed 4 shots.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 12:46:36 PM
Cause they know Thomas gives a shitload of rebounds. Good ones too.
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 12:56:16 PM
I'd like to think Claude is telling his guys "This is game 7 right here, go get it!", but given his "We have two chances to win this" comment I read yesterday, I doubt it.

Bruins need to kill this PP to start; another goal and it's really tough.
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 01:10:36 PM
So much for that.  Power play was going to end up killing them one of these games.  And Tampa is not going to let up.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 25, 2011, 01:17:49 PM
What did the Bruins give up for the right to have the great Tomas Kaberle?
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 01:19:44 PM
Prospect Joe Colborne, a 1st and a 2nd.

Anyone see the Lightning fan giving Kaberle the finger?
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 01:24:12 PM
Wow, they actually did something different on the PP!  Shockingly, it worked.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 01:24:51 PM
And Kaberle got an assist!

Well back to a two goal lead
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Post by: the max on May 25, 2011, 01:25:24 PM
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

A POWERRRRRPLAAAAAAAYYYYY GOALLLLL





....so much for that. The midget just scored. Better hum St. Louis' cob for another 6 games.
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 01:27:14 PM
I can't trust this team anymore.  SO schizophrenic.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 01:32:36 PM
Boston has only seven shots in the second and third period.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 01:33:27 PM
5-4 now
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Post by: the max on May 25, 2011, 01:33:36 PM
They just keep teasing me.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 01:34:28 PM
Rolie can't be playing this 25% rule
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 01:36:46 PM
Where the fuck was this effort in the 2nd?
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Post by: the max on May 25, 2011, 01:45:33 PM
I've been pacing since the Krejci hat trick.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 25, 2011, 01:47:08 PM
GAME 7
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Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2011, 01:50:36 PM
Claude's playing for his job Friday.  Hopefully that lights a fire under his ass to actually make some fucking adjustments to the PP.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 25, 2011, 02:17:22 PM
I don't want Tampa to win. We don't need a non traditional market in the Finals. Tampa played in the last Finals before the lockout, so I assume if they make it again the players will strike.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 25, 2011, 03:30:57 PM
The Official History Will Be Made for the Canucks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hYFyJ5uJF8&feature=feedu
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Post by: Flik on May 26, 2011, 02:10:55 AM
Nice job NHL. Canucks gonna get sweeped by whoever out East decides they actually want to play for Lord Stanley.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 26, 2011, 02:46:06 AM
I don't want Tampa to win. We don't need a non traditional market in the Finals. Tampa played in the last Finals before the lockout, so I assume if they make it again the players will strike.

We don't need Boston, either. I'm rooting for the Original 24.
Title: Who said goaltending is important for playoffs? The Stanley Cup Finals
Post by: Beer Baron on May 26, 2011, 11:54:35 PM
Game one of the finals starts wednesday.
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on May 27, 2011, 12:11:50 AM
So the Final won't even be starting until June?
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 27, 2011, 01:54:32 AM
Which is next week. Games 7 tonight and then a few days off.
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Post by: CanadianChris on May 27, 2011, 03:20:32 AM
First time in 13 years the Cup final will start after the NBA Finals.
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Post by: KingPK on May 27, 2011, 12:31:46 PM
First goal is going to be HUGE.  Max better triple up on the heart meds.
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Post by: KingPK on May 27, 2011, 12:47:37 PM
Playoff hockey right here.
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Post by: KingPK on May 27, 2011, 01:28:42 PM
BOOM HORTONSHOT!!!

Time to bear down for 7 minutes.
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Post by: Czech on May 27, 2011, 01:33:03 PM
First time in 13 years the Cup final will start after the NBA Finals.
This is some clown-ass shit. Playoffs should start within the first four days of April. If that means starting the season in late September, okay fine, but we should be done with hockey before June.
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Post by: KingPK on May 27, 2011, 01:42:56 PM
Max is dead, isn't he? :(

What a fucking game.
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Post by: Czech on May 27, 2011, 02:03:28 PM
go B's
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on May 27, 2011, 02:04:32 PM
Yzerman :(
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Post by: treble on May 27, 2011, 02:05:51 PM
I always forget Yzerman is the Tampa GM.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 27, 2011, 02:39:58 PM
I've been completely unaware of Boston all year. Get these Original Sucks out of here, Vancouver. Bring it home to the West Coast.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 27, 2011, 02:41:27 PM
Rather see the Ducks win another Cup ahead of Vancouver. Come on Boston.
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Post by: the max on May 27, 2011, 09:31:04 PM
Max is dead, isn't he? :(

What a fucking game.

Quite the contrary.

That was a game that honestly, if the Bruins had lost, I would not have felt shitty about. Obviously I'm glad they won but the fact that they showed up from the start and played so well is a great sign. They can beat Vancouver if they play like that. What a great game.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on May 27, 2011, 09:32:45 PM
Echoing what Max said.  It was nice to finally see them show some real fire and be aggressive through every period of play.  Great game to finish off a pretty up & down series for the Bruins.
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Post by: CanadianChris on May 28, 2011, 04:11:28 AM
If Boston can stay out of the penalty box like they did last night, they have a really good shot at winning the Cup. I think they match up pretty well 5-on-5 with the Canucks.

I honestly don't have a dog in this fight, I wouldn't be unhappy with either of these teams winning it.  If forced to pick, I'd have to pick Vancouver just because I like the city too much and don't want to see it burned to the ground.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 28, 2011, 04:51:32 AM
I thought all the Canadians would be rooting for the Canucks except for the Canadiens fans.
Also, I know nothing is going to change, but players should wear full cages. When I saw Stamkos get hit with puck, I flinched.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 28, 2011, 06:16:28 AM
I thought all the Canadians would be rooting for the Canucks except for the Canadiens fans.
Also, I know nothing is going to change, but players should wear full cages. When I saw Stamkos get hit with puck, I flinched.

Except for? I can't in good conscience root for the Bruins.

Although, and I've probably mentioned this already, one of my buddies had a Vancouver-Tampa final when he did his picks in April. Had that come true, he'd brag about until forever. Part of me was rooting for Boston with that in mind, but, well, they're Boston.
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Post by: Flik on May 28, 2011, 06:51:05 AM
I unfortunately would like to not really root for anyone in this, but I must root for Vancouver.

Just because I know someone from the Boston area and he'll probably never let me hear the end of it if his team wins.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 28, 2011, 09:01:54 AM
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VANCOUVER -- What seemed almost impossible just two months ago has become a reality with the announcement that Vancouver Canucks centre Manny Malhotra has been cleared to play in the NHL Stanley Cup final. Malhotra suffered a serious eye injury on March 16. At the time it was thought his season was over and there were concerns about his vision recovering.

That is remarkable considering at one point there were concerns he'd lose vision in that eye permanently.
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Post by: BPSS on May 28, 2011, 10:40:30 AM
If Boston can stay out of the penalty box like they did last night, they have a really good shot at winning the Cup. I think they match up pretty well 5-on-5 with the Canucks.

I honestly don't have a dog in this fight, I wouldn't be unhappy with either of these teams winning it.  If forced to pick, I'd have to pick Vancouver just because I like the city too much and don't want to see it burned to the ground.

I don't want Vancouver itself to burn to the ground, but I would like to see most of the Canucks organization set on fire.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 28, 2011, 11:06:05 AM
What a conundrum.  I'm left having to root for either my least favorite team, The Bruins from the spoiled city of Boston who, if they win, their biggest problem in sports will be that they haven't won a Super Bowl in 6 years.  They get everything...or for the Canucks whose fans got to sit and watch their country win a gold medal against mine, are bob_barron's favorite team and he's somehow even more awful when his teams win, and then they become the first of the 2 1970 expansion teams to win one...the other of course being...my team.

Fuck it.  Go Bruins.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 28, 2011, 11:21:59 AM
What a conundrum.  I'm left having to root for either my least favorite team, The Bruins from the spoiled city of Boston who, if they win, their biggest problem in sports will be that they haven't won a Super Bowl in 6 years.  They get everything...or for the Canucks whose fans got to sit and watch their country win a gold medal against mine, are bob_barron's favorite team and he's somehow even more awful when his teams win, and then they become the first of the 2 1970 expansion teams to win one...the other of course being...my team.

Fuck it.  Go Bruins.

God damn, and I thought "Smith will be a douche about it" was a dilemma. You make a convincing case for either. No conflict rooting for the division rival?
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 28, 2011, 11:25:35 AM
I think the impact of the Gold Medal game has carried it's weight farther than rooting against the Bruins.  People sat in that arena and watched that game.  It still bothers me.  My hatred of the Bruins is more of a fun one...they're my least favorite team because they always seem to be a step ahead of the Sabres...I'm more annoyed with how many championships in the big 4 sports the city has managed to win lately.  Enough is enough.

But bob_barron tips it.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 28, 2011, 02:02:13 PM
If Boston sweeps or wins in five I'd swear worse than Charles Barkley
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Post by: Wario Lemieux on May 29, 2011, 02:11:38 AM
If Boston sweeps or wins in five I'll have a bigger boner than Octavio Dotel.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 29, 2011, 10:30:11 AM
If Boston sweeps or wins in five I'd swear worse than Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley-That's Bullshit! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtXwED2K6cU#)
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on May 30, 2011, 03:00:39 AM
From tsn.ca
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The Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg situation has narrowed to a point where it's quite possible there could be an announcement as early as Tuesday.

Lawyers on the Winnipeg side have signed off on the deal and the Atlanta legal team is doing their due diligence today. If they sign off on the deal, the sale will go through, pending league approval.

If there is no announcement Tuesday, the next likely target would be Thursday.

Once an agreement has been reached, True North is expected to launch a season ticket drive.
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Post by: Czech on May 30, 2011, 03:11:59 AM
Winnipeg has gotten dicked around so many times that I won't believe it till they play a game. It would be just like this league to pull the rug out from under True North at 11:59 and have the Thrashers sold for $80 million to some crooked investment banker no one's ever heard of.
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Post by: Flik on May 30, 2011, 03:15:39 AM
I wouldn't doubt that either. Though hopefully it'll be announced this Tuesday, because I think we'd all like for it to be over and done with.
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Post by: Gert on May 30, 2011, 04:34:35 AM
Winnipeg has gotten dicked around so many times that I won't believe it till they play a game. It would be just like this league to pull the rug out from under True North at 11:59 and have the Thrashers sold for $80 million to some crooked investment banker no one's ever heard of.

Agreed. I'd like to think this is definetely going to happen, but this is pretty fascinating because Atlanta to Winnipeg has pretty much gone against every blueprint Bettman has tried to lay out during his time as commish. It will be interesting to see what the league will try to mandate to True North about the arena. Selfishly I am excited because I have been a hockey nomad for the last 15 years.

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Post by: Thrasher on May 31, 2011, 04:16:00 AM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=367433 (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=367433)
So it's official for now, Winnipeg is getting the Thrashers. I would have rather the Thrashers moved to Phoenix and then the Coyotes moved to Winnipeg.

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"Hockey in Canada has never been stronger," said Bettman. "We get to be back in a place we wish had not left in 1996."
I guess he has to be on board with this.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 31, 2011, 04:17:34 AM
I love that Atlanta lost a second team to Canada.
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Post by: BPSS on May 31, 2011, 04:51:53 AM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=367433 (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=367433)
So it's official for now, Winnipeg is getting the Thrashers. I would have rather the Thrashers moved to Phoenix and then the Coyotes moved to Winnipeg.

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"Hockey in Canada has never been stronger," said Bettman. "We get to be back in a place we wish had not left in 1996."
I guess he has to be on board with this.

Bettman is the worst liar.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 31, 2011, 05:09:11 AM
Well the use of the collective "we" could be operating by the majority rule.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 31, 2011, 06:41:49 AM
The talk around the FAN today was almost entirely "Well, will it work? Here's why we think it won't." Edit: Good lord, starting a sentence with a numeral? Yikes.....An average of 15,000 tickets a game x 41 games times an average of $80 = about 49.5 mil. Surely to god there's 35 million in TV money to be made, let alone the fact that Winnipeg's staying in the Southeast Division means no fewer than a dozen more chances for HNiC to show Stamkos and Ovechkin.

By the way, more than anything else, here's what I thought of today:
"That's it! Back to Winnipeg!" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdh70xdZHK0#ws)
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Post by: Czech on May 31, 2011, 07:13:04 AM
Probably lost in the shuffle is that by making the MTS Centre a major-league venue, they can jack up the prices for concessions/parking at all events, not just Jets games, so that the rest of the arena schedule generates more money than it would have with the Manitoba Moose. That's where you make your money in hockey, anyway. If you're not selling beer and parking spaces, you're just playing with a toy.

Saw somewhere that the forecasted increased revenue from Winnipeg over Atlanta is already going to bump the salary cap a half million for 2013. That's what excites me as a Blackhawks fan: once Phoenix is off the circuit and Quebec City is on, it'll be more of the same, and the league will be further stratified in favor of big cities. Yay!
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 31, 2011, 07:28:23 AM
Mock divisions for 2012-2013

Northwest

Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Colorado, Winnipeg

Central

Minnesota, St. Louis, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit

West

LA, Anaheim, Phoenix, Dallas, San Jose

Southeast

Florida, Carolina, Washington, Tampa, Nashville

Atlantic and Northeast is the same
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 31, 2011, 07:41:57 AM
You put Colorado down twice.
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Post by: Thrasher on May 31, 2011, 08:08:41 AM
Phoenix will move to Colorado. It worked for the Nordiques.
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Post by: KingPK on May 31, 2011, 08:09:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccWvJoWFNF0&feature=player_embedded#at=26 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccWvJoWFNF0&feature=player_embedded#at=26)

Fuckin' poetry, man.

Bruins in 6.
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Post by: Beer Baron on May 31, 2011, 08:18:49 AM
Tim Thomas needs to gets his positioning better or Vancouver is going to score a lot of goals in this series.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on May 31, 2011, 02:00:28 PM
Probably lost in the shuffle is that by making the MTS Centre a major-league venue, they can jack up the prices for concessions/parking at all events, not just Jets games, so that the rest of the arena schedule generates more money than it would have with the Manitoba Moose. That's where you make your money in hockey, anyway. If you're not selling beer and parking spaces, you're just playing with a toy.

I'm glad that was touched upon, because I wasn't sure exactly how concessions, merchandise, et al got worked into the fold.

Still no word on the name?
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Post by: Czech on May 31, 2011, 02:10:11 PM
First I heard no Jets no way no how, then Bettman said they can have the Jets name if they want it, and then I guess Chipman said something about "doing the right thing," and it's pretty clear what Winnipeg fans feel is the right thing. Everyone's talking about how True North has spent so much money on the Manitoba Moose brand that they can't just part with it, but I feel urpy about effectively promoting the Canucks' farm team to the major league. If the customers want the Winnipeg Jets, and True North indeed comprises savvy businessmen, then I think they'll be the Jets.
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Post by: treble on May 31, 2011, 02:11:23 PM
Yeah, when you have streets full of people chanting "Lets Go Jets!" can you really call it anything else?
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 31, 2011, 02:13:21 PM
The great thing about this is that players will once again be enriched by the arts and culture of Winnipeg. I think that's why we've seen so much goonery the past decade; they haven't had the opportunity to go to the Winnipeg Jazz Festival.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 01, 2011, 12:04:12 AM
I'd have to think they'd go with the Jets just from a merchandise standpoint. It's still a huge seller.
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Post by: Flik on June 01, 2011, 10:19:00 AM
Well, Bettman has stated there isn't anything stopping the Jets from being the Jets, so they could do it I suppose... But I think with the amount of money True North has spent on Manitoba Moose, I think they are feeling a little hard to give their investment up on the name.

Its going to be interesting to see what they do. Though Jets at least make sense since they'll be in the Southeast Division for this season and all that travel they'll be doing.
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Post by: Czech on June 01, 2011, 10:31:06 AM
But the Moose were a just placeholder for Bringing The Jets Home. Their investment was a success: they got the NHL team they wanted. Now leave the minor league name for the Newfies.
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Post by: Gert on June 01, 2011, 10:34:33 AM
They could go with Manitoba Jets if they are worried about the team being marketable for the entire province. Plus as treble says, the chants can stay!

Or I have heard other say go with Winnipeg Jets, but change the primary colors. I am against this, but its not like the red, white and blue had been around for 60-70 years before the team went to Phoenix.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 11:02:08 AM
So Don Cherry is probably conflicted. Cheer for a Canadian team or cheer for Boston?
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 11:06:37 AM
Both Vancouver and Boston were one goal away from being eliminated.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 11:12:13 AM
Colin Campbell has stepped down of being the head of the NHL's Discipline. Brendan Shanahan is rumoured to take over the duties of Campbell.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 11:20:52 AM
Were they taking bets on how fast they can get through the Star Spangled Banner or something?

The fans singing O' Canada is cool though.
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Post by: Gert on June 01, 2011, 11:28:40 AM
That was really cool. The wife was wondering why I was jacking up the volume.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 11:31:23 AM
Why is Chara up at the net? That's like having Shaq playing point guard.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 11:31:52 AM
NBC's camera seems really far away.  It's kind of hard to see the puck.

Chara is there to be a pain in the ass to Luongo.  Kind of hard to see when that guy is in front of you.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 11:36:00 AM
Ya, but you gotta shoot, which Kaberle wont do.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 11:38:13 AM
Would Kaberle shoot at an open net?
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 11:44:13 AM
They're making up for calling no penalties in the last game, I see.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 11:46:16 AM
Ya, that was a weak call on Burrows
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Post by: Thrasher on June 01, 2011, 12:17:22 PM
I don't like this pro-American coverage on NBC. NBC doesn't care about the Canucks.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 12:24:26 PM
I think I'm understanding Vancouver's strategy here.  Might as well keep them in the PP as much as possible since they can't do anything with it.
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Post by: the max on June 01, 2011, 12:24:37 PM
Keep getting chances, they have to fucking bury a couple on the PP. Otherwise, don't bother showing up.

They're playing well but they need to get a couple here on the 5-on-3.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:27:50 PM
I've seen some ladies teams operate a better PP game than Boston.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 12:28:08 PM
They just look so listless on the PP, relying on the same setup over and over.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:30:40 PM
Text book hip check.
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Post by: the max on June 01, 2011, 12:32:54 PM
Trying to outmuscle the Bruins? Call the Flyers and see how well that worked out.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:35:53 PM
I think you are underestimating that Vancouver will throw the body around.
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Post by: the max on June 01, 2011, 12:36:28 PM
The Flyers were supposed to do the same thing.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:39:07 PM
Ya, but I don't think Vancouver will switch goalies every period. Boston seems tentative out there.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 12:41:24 PM
Christ, enough with the penalties.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:42:32 PM
"This one is on Sea Bass!"
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:42:45 PM
Oh thats not goaltending interference.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 12:47:27 PM
These penalties are murdering the flow of this game.  No wonder it's scoreless.
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Post by: the max on June 01, 2011, 12:49:09 PM
I know Gregory Campbell is the reason that the Bruins are in the finals and for that he needs more TOI. He does a lot with a little time.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:49:48 PM
Some bad calls and some obvious calls. That goaltending interference was the second worse call of these playoffs, behind Steve Downie's dive.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:50:16 PM
I know Gregory Campbell is the reason that the Bruins are in the finals and for that he needs more TOI. He does a lot with a little time.

So does Seguin.
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Post by: the max on June 01, 2011, 12:51:59 PM
I know Gregory Campbell is the reason that the Bruins are in the finals and for that he needs more TOI. He does a lot with a little time.

So does Seguin.

Don't get me started. Claude has "CJ <3's MR" written on his trapper keeper.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:53:51 PM
Cause he knows that Ryder can score 30+ goals for him like he did in Montreal.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 12:54:33 PM
I think Max was referring to Recchi.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 12:56:28 PM
Both played for Montreal.
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Post by: the max on June 01, 2011, 01:00:20 PM
PK is right, I was referring to Recchi. At least Ryder doesn't need an oxygen tank after every shift. Recchi is on a line with Bergeron/Marchand and Peverley has to join the line every other shift to give Recchi a rest.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 01:01:19 PM
Maybe Recchi can assess the Dan Hamhuis injury.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 01:01:51 PM
But he has the VETERAN PRESENCE~! or some shit like that.

This was a shitty period of play from both sides.  The penalties didn't help.
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Post by: the max on June 01, 2011, 01:03:14 PM
Maybe Recchi can assess the Dan Hamhuis injury.

If the Vancouver media acts as if Hamhuis's career might be over as Hamhuis relaxes at a movie, he just might.

This is pretty much what I expected out of the series. Boston's defense isn't as shitty as Canucks fans would like you to think.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 01:09:48 PM
Maybe Recchi can assess the Dan Hamhuis injury.

If the Vancouver Canadian media acts as if Hamhuis's career might be over as Hamhuis relaxes at a movie, he just might.

This is pretty much what I expected out of the series. Boston's defense isn't as shitty as Canucks fans would like you to think.

I don't think its shitty, but they have to stay in position and so does Thomas if they don't get lit up by Vancouver's passing.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 01:30:18 PM
Thomas and Luongo have been pretty damn good tonight.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 01:31:08 PM
They have and both can have shitty nights as well.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 01, 2011, 01:43:05 PM
What a save by Thomas there! This is going to be a fun series.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 01:46:34 PM
POST!
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 01:48:01 PM
Bruins are wearing down a bit.  Need the timeout soon.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 01:54:58 PM
Wow
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 01, 2011, 01:55:07 PM
Holy shit! 18.5 left!!!
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Post by: BPSS on June 01, 2011, 01:56:14 PM
Fuck. It had to be that shit Torres.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 01:56:49 PM
NOW he takes the timeout.  Bit too late there.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 01:57:32 PM
Thomas was over-aggressive and it bit him.
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Post by: the max on June 01, 2011, 01:58:23 PM
Bruins will win this series. It took a fluke play to beat them, they outplayed Vancouver for a good chunk of this game.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 01, 2011, 02:00:42 PM
Bruins will win this series. It took a fluke play to beat them, they outplayed Vancouver for a good chunk of this game.

No they didn't. Both teams were equal throughout this game.
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Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2011, 02:02:10 PM
Ok, Mark Recchi needs to get off the regular rotation.  He just can't keep up with Vancouver's speed.  The whole team was huffing and puffing and needed that timeout.  Julien is getting into Grady Little territory with me.

EDIT: And this PP is getting ridiculous; a double minor AND a 5 on 3 and they get dick from it.  Inexcusable.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on June 01, 2011, 09:36:37 PM
I only watched the first 2 periods (since the dog was literally terrified of the thunder from 8:45-10:00 at least) and I was physically exhausted by then but...

- What the fuck is up with the Power Play?  They get 3 shots off in a 5-3 opportunity and can't even score in that set up?  The idea of Chara in front is likely sound but until it produces something, it's just another technique that the Bruins will trot out every single time and be ineffective.
- Claude Julien = Grady Little is dead on the money, King.  He is becoming more like Little with me too... relying on certain players and incapable of proper time management/player management at key moments.
- Tim Thomas is a godsend to this team and deserves better.  If it weren't for him, Vancouver could have had 2 or 3 more goals on the night.  Vancouver showed faster speed and precision passing ability and that worries me in terms of the entire series.  Since the Bruins PP is cold, they need to score in 5-5 and if they struggle at all there or don't produce, Vancouver can take the series quickly.
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 11:36:07 AM
It's funny to watch Vancouver players slam into the bigger Bruins and then crash to the ice while the Bruin barely moves.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 11:37:41 AM
Peverly is on the top line now.
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 11:42:03 AM
Recchi down to the fourth line it looks like.  Took Claude long enough.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 11:47:39 AM
Thomas would like to get that goal back.
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 11:53:18 AM
Vancouver is hitting a lot more than I thought they would.  Look a bit more aggressive out there.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 11:56:05 AM
Boston grabs the puck and the moment they hit the zone, they fire it at Loungo instead of setting something up.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 11:57:32 AM
Peverly is going to give Krecji that spark he needs.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 12:36:02 PM
Oh snap a PP Goal. And Chara was on the point!
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 12:36:21 PM
Mark

Recchi

.................scored?
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 12:38:02 PM
Don't worry, he'll be back on the top line since he scored.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 12:39:03 PM
Thomas just did it again.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 01:16:01 PM
So the next two days we'll hear in Canada why Peverly isn't in jail.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 01:22:07 PM
Thomas should win the Conn Smythe even if Boston doesn't win the cup.
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 01:23:13 PM
God, clear the puck.

Thomas is otherworldly.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 01:24:40 PM
Well that was going to happen. 2-2
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 01:26:03 PM
This team falls asleep at the switch at the worst possible times.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 01:31:41 PM
Boston's d is pulling a Jekyl and Hyde.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 01:32:51 PM
A 4 ON 1?
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 01:42:17 PM
Higgins and Horton.
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Post by: the max on June 04, 2011, 01:47:19 PM
I'm too drunk to be dialing with this fucking team doing this.
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 01:51:52 PM
Bruins need to score early or Vancouver will just wear them out.
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 01:57:46 PM
Unbelievable.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on June 04, 2011, 01:58:02 PM
Well... that was a nice meltdown.  Bravo, Bruins.

Typical.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 02:00:09 PM
Thomas being over-aggressive again.
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 02:05:40 PM
How does the 6' 4" guy just let Burrows get by him TWICE?  Need to just grab the guy and take the penalty.
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on June 04, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
Deport Tim Thomas.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 02:15:13 PM
PJ Stock looks like he's going to cry.
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 02:16:55 PM
This is a pretty even series, but the Bruins are just making STUPID mistakes and plays at the absolute worst times.  I just don't think this team has it mentally.  It's been like this the entire playoffs.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 02:21:30 PM
Thomas is making this series even. Boston can't clear the zone and a good chunk of their shots comes from the perimeter not threatening Luongo. Boston should play a cycle game down low, which they can create more chances due to their size and skill with the puck.
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Post by: KingPK on June 04, 2011, 02:40:50 PM
Goddamn, Malhotra's eye looks fucked.  He must have no peripheral vision out of that.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 03:26:13 PM
Jesus Claude, way to throw the team under the bus and not take the blame.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 04, 2011, 05:01:38 PM
Congrats to the new Winnipeg team for selling out for the next three seasons. Eat it Gary.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 04, 2011, 05:08:42 PM
I hope those fans stick around for 30 years. Any time a city gets a new major league team, excitement builds up and games sellout. When the Mighty Ducks came into the league, they sold out all of their home games the first season. Now according Hfboards, I think they are about to be relocated to Nova Scotia.

Also, I'm sure Gary is going to hate all the revenue the Winnipeg team is going to generate.

Dan Bouchard talks about the Atlanta franchise:
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=914781 (http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=914781)
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 05, 2011, 02:12:03 AM
Seeing that OT goal again, if Thomas didn't go out for a leisurely stroll, Chara would have planted Burrows behind the net.
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Post by: Flik on June 05, 2011, 02:36:08 AM
Not only did they sell out those three seasons, Winnipeg sold out those three seasons by people buying three seasons worth of tickets. That's the same 13000 people spending money to keep their seats for three full seasons. And that's with another 8000 people on a waiting list (which you pay to be on) to be next in line for season tickets should they open up.

Even more impressive is the fact that this was done in two minutes after the tickets were up for sale. I really hope that True North are good owners because the amount of faith that people in Winnipeg are putting into this is insane.

Edit: Okay, after listening to Dan Bouchard's interviews about how there were actually people willing to buy the team in Atlanta, this seems fucked up. So Thrasher fans got screwed over because Winnipeg couldn't get the Coyotes back thanks to Phoenix paying 25 million?

That's just f'd up. I feel sorry for Atlanta fans.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 05, 2011, 05:41:29 AM
I thought what was messed up with Atlanta was:
Don Waddell
Not trying to link the Flames alumni with the Thrashers
Don Waddell
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Post by: Flik on June 05, 2011, 06:24:02 AM
How the hell does Don Waddell still have his job? I mean, publicly spouting off against his own talent just screams "needs to be fired, and now".
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Post by: Thrasher on June 05, 2011, 11:46:28 AM
ASG had to be in the history of sports one of the worst owners. Sort of like that woman who owned the Cleveland Indians in Major League. They didn't care about the team.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 05, 2011, 01:32:06 PM
ASG had to be in the history of sports one of the worst owners. Sort of like that woman who owned the Cleveland Indians in Major League. They didn't care about the team.
Rachel Phelps
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"Cross him off, then!"


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Post by: Czech on June 06, 2011, 09:07:14 AM
How the hell does Don Waddell still have his job? I mean, publicly spouting off against his own talent just screams "needs to be fired, and now".
Don Waddell is currently in the interesting position of presiding over Atlanta Spirit's hockey operations.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 11:27:14 AM
Nasty hit.
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 11:44:38 AM
Bullshit hit by a bullshit player. Even suspending him the rest of the series wouldn't matter. The Canucks miss a scrub defenseman v. The Bruins miss one of their top line players.

And the powerplay will be their downfall. I know that isn't really saying much but it's true. They should have BURIED them on that powerplay. Instead Kaberle made some of the stupidest decisions with the puck that I have ever seen. I hope his fucking locker is emptied and the contents burned after this series. What a fucking waste.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 11:46:51 AM
If it was Kaberle, you'd buy Rome a beer.
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 11:47:22 AM
If it was Kaberle I'd personally suck Rome's dick.
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Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 11:48:50 AM
In a related note, I'd like to thank the CBC for taking the time to explain a moment ago exactly why Kaberle is useless.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 11:50:03 AM
Bob Cole couldn't do that, let alone knew who Tomas Kaberle was.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 11:53:40 AM
I think I saw Seidenberg's jock strap hanging in the rafters. Thank god Thomas bailed him out.
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 12:14:24 PM
Holy shit they actually took advantage of a break!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 12:14:35 PM
Karma
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 12:20:19 PM
If Kaberle continues his shit on this PP I'm going to kill him myself.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 12:22:32 PM
7uongo?
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 12:22:54 PM
FUCKIN PEVERLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 12:23:29 PM
Besides that wasn't a penalty. Lifting a person stick.
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Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 12:30:24 PM
Pipe Organ Green Day.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 12:31:05 PM
The only thing likeable about Boston.
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 12:32:53 PM
Pipe Organ Green Day.

There's also that "Ayo Galileo" song and "Paint it black" which is my personal favorite besides "Nutty".
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Post by: KingPK on June 06, 2011, 12:37:52 PM
Bury these fucks.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 12:43:14 PM
Game over.
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 12:43:33 PM
Fuck yes. My stomach is unknotting.
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Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 12:50:23 PM
I'm sure 4uongo is freaking now.
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Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 12:50:52 PM
Also, Smoke on the Water.
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Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 01:26:40 PM
Oh my god, Thomas takes out Sedin. HILARIOUS.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 01:27:15 PM
I think the refs have their orders here. I don't bitch about officials but since the Bruins went up 2-0, the Canucks have gotten 5 powerplays and two of the Bruins' best PK'ers have been shown the door.

And Tim Thomas just pass blocked Hank. I was wondering if Henrik was playing tonight...
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on June 06, 2011, 01:33:23 PM
Refs have officially lost control of this game.
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 01:34:11 PM
Another PP for Vancouver. Too bad Danielle is putting on her makeup in the box.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 01:37:12 PM
This is the best game Boston has played this entire playoffs.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 01:38:45 PM
This is the best game Boston has played this entire playoffs.

Check that, game 7 against Tampa was. This is a great showing though.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 01:40:24 PM
This is the best game Boston has played this entire playoffs.

Check that, game 7 against Tampa was. This is a great showing though.

It showed how discipline Boston can be, but I don't think they were effective all around the ice compared to this game.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on June 06, 2011, 01:40:45 PM
LOOOCH!
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 01:43:43 PM
This is the best game Boston has played this entire playoffs.

Check that, game 7 against Tampa was. This is a great showing though.

It showed how discipline Boston can be, but I don't think they were effective all around the ice compared to this game.

Seidenberg and Chara played arguably the best games of their careers, Thomas had a shutout in the biggest game of his career. They were outstanding as a whole.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 01:44:14 PM
The running gag of taking shots at Burrows and then sticking fingers in his face has me rolling.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 01:46:38 PM
I want Vancouver to win the cup still, but if they blow this series I will laugh at every Canuck fan I know.
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 01:46:49 PM
Now Paella Man gets in on it!

Burrows is getting it so bad right now.
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Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 01:47:13 PM
I swear to god Luongo got caught sleeping on that last goal.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 06, 2011, 01:47:39 PM
Boston has the weirdest special teams. Can't score with the extra man but missing players on the ice, why not score some goals.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 01:49:26 PM
The PK lets them be more aggressive. All a team has to do is stand them up at the blueline and it completely wrecks their forecheck on the PP.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 01:50:51 PM
The past hour hearing my neighbour yelling through the walls has been hilarious. This helps with his thick newfie accent.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 01:56:34 PM
Game 6 marks Luon6o's first appearance in the Stanley Cup finals.
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Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 01:57:49 PM
7uongo!!!
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Post by: KingPK on June 06, 2011, 01:57:58 PM
Luon7o is here.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 01:58:31 PM
Game 6 marks Luon6o's first appearance in the Stanley Cup finals.

I stand corrected; 7uongo's come to play.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 02:00:47 PM
RO8ERTO LUON8O!!
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Post by: KingPK on June 06, 2011, 02:01:08 PM
This has to be disheartening to Vancouver; they thought this was their series.

That was softer than any of Thomas' goals.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 06, 2011, 02:02:24 PM
lol
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Post by: BPSS on June 06, 2011, 02:02:39 PM
RO8ERTO LUON8O!!

Don't think I've ever seen him lit up this bad. I don't care, I'm too busy dying of laughter.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 02:02:49 PM
C'mon Bobby Lou, pull a Roy and tell the coach to fuck off.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 02:03:50 PM
Vancouver is soft.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 06, 2011, 02:04:13 PM
C'mon Bobby Lou, pull a Roy and tell the coach to fuck off.

The 10 million dollar man!
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: AntiLeaf33 on June 06, 2011, 02:10:39 PM
Worst thing you can do in the playoffs is lay a shit knocking on a team like that. Boston may have some swagger coming from the game, but this pisses off and motivates a team with a lot of weapons. This might be the kick in the ass the Canucks need to take care of business.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on June 06, 2011, 02:18:19 PM
Worst thing you can do in the playoffs is lay a shit knocking on a team like that. Boston may have some swagger coming from the game, but this pisses off and motivates a team with a lot of weapons. This might be the kick in the ass the Canucks need to take care of business.
Vancouver is soft.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: AntiLeaf33 on June 07, 2011, 05:24:39 AM
Rome is suspended for the rest of the finals.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 07, 2011, 09:12:13 AM
Rome is suspended for the rest of the finals.

Vigneault unsurprisingly complains about the suspension in a manner that suggests poor Vancouver is being picked on.
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Post by: Czech on June 07, 2011, 09:22:09 AM
poor Vancouver is being picked on.
http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=565021 (http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=565021)

Once upon a time, a group of Vancouver Canucks fans thought they would take in a game on the road! Because this was Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, the stakes sure were high. But little did they know what was about to happen to them.

As the fearless fanatics navigated the lawless wasteland of Boston, Massachusetts, they received verbal abuse the likes of which they had never seen! First, irate fans of the hometown team said that, unlike the first two games, the Bruins would score more goals than the Canucks. Then, some of these boorish brutes displayed obscene hand gestures toward their gracious guests. But for all their verbal abuse, these chowder-eating cowards were far too craven to engage their Canadian counterparts in fisticuffs, for fear of losing, just like their favorite team did! Not even the heartwarming antics of Vancouver's famed "Green Men," the clown princes of hockey, could assuage these bloodthirsty Bostonian brutes!

Despite being threatened at every turn, these brave little soldiers of entertainment consumption still had the courage to pose with a Canadian flag. And that's why Canucks fans are the best and bravest fans in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!! YAY!!!!
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 07, 2011, 10:56:21 AM
And that's why Canucks fans are the best and bravest fans in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!! YAY!!!!

I assumed you were being sarcastic with this line. But, no: the article actually ends like that.

Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 07, 2011, 11:30:50 AM
Do we have an offseason thread or should we talk about the Flyers trading for Bryzgalov's rights here?  He wants a ton of money...anyone know enough about the Flyers payroll to let me know what kind of moves they might have to make to fit him under the cap?
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 07, 2011, 11:35:41 AM
Well, Kris Versteeg is making over $3 mil to be a secondary/tertiary scoring option, so he's probably gone. That contract Tallon gave him has now made him redundant in three cities. Surely he's lamenting this all the way to the bank.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 07, 2011, 12:20:24 PM
Kings will take Versteeg and say he's a huge forward acquisition. You can take this to the bank. Then we'll wind up with shitty Versteeg and shitty Penner.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the pinjockey on June 07, 2011, 12:52:13 PM
well, if you don't want Versteeg (who sucked), you could get Hartnell for a ham sandwich.  Then Hartnell would likely fall on his ass trying to grab said sandwich.  If no one is willing to take one of the forward contracts, then Leino will need to walk.

One of Coburn/Carle is likely going to be gone as well
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 07, 2011, 01:01:52 PM
We have some cheap borderline top six players like Scott Parse, if you want him anyway. And I could see us using him to trade for Hartnell, which would really piss me off, but again, we trade for shit and expect to not get shit on. If it was me, I'd try to lift Carle off you guys because we need a puck mover and get rid of Matt Greene/Jack Johnson somehow, but again it's not me and we'll keep Matt Greene who cost us two playoff series, yes I am bitter.
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Post by: the max on June 07, 2011, 01:09:03 PM
Any more finger motions or gloves intentionally put in player's faces will result in a two minute penalty and ten minute misconduct.

Amazing how this league can't get out of its own way sometimes. And now they have to put the clamps on something as stupid as the Bruins putting their fingers in Alex Burrows' face because they dropped the ball on Burrows biting Bergeron. THEY MADE IT WORSE!
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 07, 2011, 01:29:37 PM
I'd take Versteeg or Hartnell after hearing rumours of Montreal being one of the teams interested in getting Jagr.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 07, 2011, 02:16:23 PM
Rome is suspended for the rest of the finals.

Vigneault unsurprisingly complains about the suspension in a manner that suggests poor Vancouver is being picked on.

The ex-Hab tie-in does not play a role in this statement: Alain Vigneault complains entirely too much and needs to be dickpunched.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 07, 2011, 02:40:10 PM
Can't wait till it's the regular season again and someone just straight-up murders Alex Burrows.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 07, 2011, 03:49:43 PM
Czech is apparently not alone in hating the Canucks (note that this is a national Canadian newspaper as well):

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/canucks-have-become-nhls-most-hated-team/article2050961/ (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/canucks-have-become-nhls-most-hated-team/article2050961/)
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 07, 2011, 04:47:36 PM
The Canucks play a game more informed by European gamesmanship than North American sportsmanship. Rather than hiding injuries, they invent them to draw calls. They engage opponents as dishonorably as high school girls in a cafeteria: biting and hair-pulling are just as much in play as anything else as long as you can get away with it, especially if you can dive afterward, too. Rather than quietly struggle through perceived adversity to ultimately triumph, they bitch about the refs, then their audience bitches, then their coach bitches, then their general manager bitches. They bitch and bitch and bitch till they get what they want like a bunch of punkass kids. Even the name "Mason Raymond" sounds like someone who would tell his mom to shut up for buying him Bonestorm.

A lot of their character seems to reflect the general entitled, arriviste nature of Vancouver, where you get the impression that a lot of these people weren't really around to suffer through the Canucks being bad, and haven't really suffered through much of anything else in Vancouver, either. Pansy-ass nouveau-riche fucks, the lot of 'em, I bet. All of this makes you question the extent to which the Cup would really be "brought back to Canada" at all.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on June 08, 2011, 12:51:34 AM
Vintage Don Cherry Coaches Corner: Russian Hockey Sucks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM2ja_ZFFy8#)

Sure its 15 years old, but the context still fits.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 08, 2011, 09:56:02 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-stanleycupnotebook (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-stanleycupnotebook)
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“The ice wasn’t very good at all,” Bieksa said. “The ice is very soft and chippy. It’s humid here. It can hurt you when you’re coming up the ice and assume the puck is flat on your stick, but it bounces away. We just have to be careful.”
WAH BUTTHURT

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“(Boston) is a team that prides itself on being the tougher team after the whistle, pushing and shoving,” Bieksa said after Wednesday’s morning skate.
WAH BUTTHURT

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Vancouver-says-this-Tim-Thomas-aggression-will-n?urn=nhl-wp6767 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Vancouver-says-this-Tim-Thomas-aggression-will-n?urn=nhl-wp6767)

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Coach Alain Vigneault was asked about the play on Wednesday, saying:

"We asked the league. Part of Thomas' way of playing is playing out of the blue paint, initiating contact, roaming out there.  He seems to think that once he's out, set, makes the save, that he can go directly back in his net without having anybody behind him.

"Well, that's wrong.  He's got the wrong rule on that.  If we're behind him, that's our ice and we're allowed to stay there. We've talked to the NHL about that. We've talked to the NHL about him initiating contact like did on Hank. They're aware of it. Hopefully they're going to handle it."
WAH BUTTHURT
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: treble on June 08, 2011, 10:15:28 AM
Fucking Vancouver, making me cheer for a Boston team.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 08, 2011, 10:17:26 AM
Yep.  They are so wholly unlikable.
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Post by: the max on June 08, 2011, 10:37:05 AM
BTW that Thomas play isn't unlike things he's done in the past. There was him stepping up and drilling one of the Kostitsyn sisters with a blocker punch. Henrik was in the crease and about to get a scoring chance so Thomas cleared him out. It happens.

What a bunch of pussies.
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Post by: Czech on June 08, 2011, 10:49:55 AM
Sometimes when CBC rigs the field mics just right, you can distinctly hear "I'm telling Mom!" during Canucks games.
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Post by: KingPK on June 08, 2011, 11:41:19 AM
Canucks D playing WAY too aggressively.  Bruins have had a few great chances and finally potted one.
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Post by: the max on June 08, 2011, 11:46:24 AM
Powerplays 2-0 so far.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 08, 2011, 12:38:45 PM
This game has become very enjoyable.
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Post by: KingPK on June 08, 2011, 12:39:35 PM
Canucks are trying to out physical the Bruins and they are paying for it.  Too aggressive and making mistakes.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 08, 2011, 12:42:59 PM
Let's go for Luon9o tonight.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 08, 2011, 01:12:39 PM
Man, green man took that loss hard. He got FAAAT.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 08, 2011, 01:15:05 PM
Go-to Vancouver whine: When taking a penalty, immediately complain about "too many men on the ice."
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Post by: KingPK on June 08, 2011, 01:18:45 PM
Luongo swatted that puck right into Peverly and thus into the net.

Vancouver will be bitching about the ice conditions.

Since Horton got KOed, Boston has outscored them 12-1.
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on June 08, 2011, 01:19:30 PM
lol the Canucks are dust
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Post by: BPSS on June 08, 2011, 01:20:34 PM
Thanks for coming, Luongooal.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: treble on June 08, 2011, 01:24:43 PM
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1613/loujj.jpg)
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: treble on June 08, 2011, 01:30:11 PM
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1613/loujj.jpg)
I only gave up 4?
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Post by: the max on June 08, 2011, 01:31:12 PM
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1613/loujj.jpg)

Gillis told me everything was taken care of!
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: treble on June 08, 2011, 01:34:09 PM
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1613/loujj.jpg)
This isn't Chicago!
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Post by: the max on June 08, 2011, 01:36:00 PM
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1613/loujj.jpg)

I still get the Vezina, right?
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: treble on June 08, 2011, 01:43:13 PM
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1613/loujj.jpg)
They were chanting my name, I thought that was good.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on June 08, 2011, 01:50:03 PM
Uh....how was that hit on Sedin any different than the one Lucic took in game 1?
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Post by: BPSS on June 08, 2011, 01:50:16 PM
The best part was that Marchand took out a Sedin for good measure
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on June 08, 2011, 01:53:06 PM
Burrows is such a punk ass bitch
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Post by: KingPK on June 08, 2011, 01:53:40 PM
They suspend Burrows after game 1 and the Bruins don't treat him like a bitch.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 08, 2011, 01:53:52 PM
Burrows is such a punk ass bitch

Nice cheapshot by Kesler too.
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Post by: KingPK on June 08, 2011, 01:56:53 PM
Bruins aren't taking any of their shit and the Canucks don't know what to do.

All and I mean ALL the pressure is on Vancouver now for game 5.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 08, 2011, 01:57:22 PM
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1613/loujj.jpg)
HEY! WHA HAPPEN?
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Post by: BPSS on June 08, 2011, 02:00:11 PM
I'd have a lot more sympathy for Vancouver if they weren't literally the most loathsome, childish team ever.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 08, 2011, 02:00:21 PM
Boy the Nucks are barking up the wrong tree trying this chippy shit. Bruins are more physical and are beating the Canucks at their own game. The series is tied at two but it could easily be over.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 08, 2011, 02:02:14 PM
Let's think of some excuses Vancouver will offer:

1. It was too hot, and that made Luongo sad.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 08, 2011, 02:03:43 PM
I really wanted to watch whoever it was trying to start with McQuaid get into it. That could have been a fucking bloodbath man.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 08, 2011, 02:06:55 PM
Let's think of some excuses Vancouver will offer:

1. It was too hot, and that made Luongo sad.
2. Mike Gillis saw a concession stand offering chicken fingers, and so there were constant finger references going unpenalized, contrary to promises made. Ref, you suck!
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Post by: KingPK on June 08, 2011, 02:08:53 PM
So would benching Luongo be the right move or a panic move?  12 goals in two games isn't very good.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 08, 2011, 02:11:01 PM
Last time they benched Luongo for sucking in the playoffs, they had to bring him back in because Cory Schneider's groin exploded. I don't know about you, but I don't trust a once-exploded groin in the playoffs. They're going to have to let Bob Greasy grab his ankles and keep taking it.
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Post by: Flik on June 08, 2011, 02:13:13 PM
Unless the Canucks go back to their style, I could see the Bruins winning the next two as easily as this one.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 08, 2011, 02:13:58 PM
Their style is to bitch, dive, and cheapshot. They never abandoned it.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 08, 2011, 02:14:38 PM
I liked Thomas channeling Ron Hextall.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 08, 2011, 02:15:38 PM
Do the Sedin's still play for Vancouver?  Fucking European players man.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on June 08, 2011, 02:30:24 PM
Their style is to bitch, dive, and cheapshot. They never abandoned it.

I love that a dive led directly to a Boston goal (I believe it was Marchand's); the defenseman stayed on the ice a few seconds longer and that took him completely out of the play.

The Canucks D looked really bad out there tonight.  If anything, the suspension made them even shallower at the position.
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Post by: Czech on June 08, 2011, 02:34:57 PM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/6frpdt.gif)

Sharp scores that goal in overtime and we're not subjected to these fucks. Thanks a lot, Sharp.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 08, 2011, 02:37:48 PM
That's a captain alright.  Although Mike Richards spent the first round against Buffalo crying every night about how the Sabres were "getting away with murder" and then turning around and taking headshots on players twice.  So it's not even the worst I've seen this postseason.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 08, 2011, 02:57:28 PM
Their style is to bitch, dive, and cheapshot. They never abandoned it.

You gotta go with what brought you to the dance, even if it means everyone outside of the lower mainland wants to punch a hole through your fucking skull.
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Post by: KingPK on June 08, 2011, 03:01:47 PM
(http://www7.pic-upload.de/09.06.11/f7r6l4tarsi.gif)

Didn't know they were showing the Chyna porno on the Jumbotron.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Broward on June 08, 2011, 04:20:30 PM
(http://www7.pic-upload.de/09.06.11/f7r6l4tarsi.gif)

Didn't know they were showing the Chyna porno on the Jumbotron.

We have ourselves a weiner!
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 09, 2011, 12:00:50 AM
What did the Vancouver street have to say about last night's game?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/06/08/bc-canucks-fans-post-game-4.html (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/06/08/bc-canucks-fans-post-game-4.html)

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Property damage was reported for the first time during the playoffs when police tweeted during the second period intermission that two apparently drunk individuals had been arrested for kicking in a window at the Central Library, adjacent to the fan zones.

Two others were arrested on suspicion of possession of pepper spray, said spokeswoman Const. Jana McGuinness.

lol

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"They can't play down to [Boston's] level. They're such bullies," said one frustrated female fan. "[The Canucks] just gotta play their game."

lol
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: jerk of all trades on June 09, 2011, 01:21:50 AM
I see so much Canadian bile and hatred for Boston on Twitter and Facebook. Meanwhile, I believe there are less Canadian's on the Canucks (16) than there are on the Bruins (22). I've quietly watched this sport since I was a kid.. and really don't like to talk about it with others much, as it's kind of like politics and religion: it usually leads to arguments. But yeah, I've never understood the care about what city the Cup ends up in. If you want to be patriotic about it, wouldn't it matter more where the players roots are from?
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Post by: BPSS on June 09, 2011, 01:31:55 AM
But Royal Bank of Canada is running commercials saying the Canucks are Canada's Team! We have to support them, even if they are a bunch of juvenile shitheads! (Seriously, I haven't seen one shot of the Sedins where they don't look like snotty punks upset that the Bruins haven't just rolled over and died like Gillis promised they would)
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Post by: O.G. on June 09, 2011, 01:55:49 AM
Fucking Vancouver, making me cheer for a Boston team.
Quoted for truth.
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Post by: KingPK on June 09, 2011, 05:46:22 AM
In other news, the Rangers are looking to buy out Chris Drury.

Thanks.
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Post by: Czech on June 09, 2011, 11:54:06 AM
(http://www.sculptsite.com/images/nw-roger-neilson5.jpg)
The Canucks erected a monument to celebrate bitching about the refs.
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Post by: BPSS on June 09, 2011, 12:04:55 PM
(http://www.sculptsite.com/images/nw-roger-neilson5.jpg)
The Canucks erected a monument to celebrate bitching about the refs.

Maybe they'll erect a monument to 4th liners grievously cheap-shoting  key opposing players next
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Post by: Czech on June 09, 2011, 12:25:24 PM
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5601/howisthisnot2fordiving.jpg)
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Post by: Flik on June 09, 2011, 12:57:56 PM
Hey, you know Jim Basillie and his fight to get an NHL team and how it backfired?

Guess it didn't backfire as much as we all thought. With the NHL arena being shotdown in Quebec, Bettman basically said that if Basillie doesn't cause anymore problems for the NHL, he'd be back in the thick of things.

So, the Coyotes are now either going to be in Quebec City or Hamilton. Anywhere else ain't happening.
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Post by: Broward on June 09, 2011, 05:03:45 PM
Ugh, does Canada need more teams no one care about?
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 09, 2011, 05:14:55 PM
In the US, the only city that is really relocation viable is Houston, and even then I don't know if they'll pay NHL prices, but they have a huge population base so that'll get figured out in some way. The rest are hilariously awful candidates for multiple reasons and nothing will convince me otherwise. So let's say you eventually wind up putting teams in QC, Hamilton, and Houston. I've accounted for Columbus and Phoenix to be two of those. Houston should get one and QC the other. Eventually the Hamilton spot will be filled by a team gone into the shitter but those will never be the only three to go into the shitter. Then what?

By the way, the building of the Barclays Center was really shortsighted, it's impossible for the Islanders to move into it. Really dumb. I always thought that would be a backup option for them but it just isn't. Looking at the images the Nets have put out there's no way you can have enough seats for hockey there. Would be smaller than Winnipeg's place, has to be. I'd say it's great for basketball though. Nice and tightly packed in.
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Post by: Broward on June 09, 2011, 05:27:16 PM
Dont know what we'd do with the Aeros, though. They just lost in the Calder Cup and have a bit of a fanbase but I dont know if we'd really show up for the NHL...hell, we were up for the team that Atlanta eventually got..
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Post by: Thrasher on June 10, 2011, 03:49:17 AM
Well if Winnipeg has a waiting list for season tickets, why not put another team in Winnipeg? It will be the way the NHL apologizes to them.
On a similar serious note if Seattle had an arena to accommodate hockey, I would put a franchise there.
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Post by: Flik on June 10, 2011, 05:25:09 AM
Right now these are the places that can have a franchise, from best chance to worst chance:

Hamilton - Just needs the new arena up, as everything is in place for it to happen.

Quebec City - Must some how secure the money for the new arena.

Kansas City - Nothing stopping it from happening, except the NHL.

Hartford - Requires a new arena, was viable before the franchise was moved to Carolina (which isn't very viable).

Houston - Aeros would need to be moved, but has everything in place. Might be asked to renovate the arena.

Atlantic Canada - Requires a facility, but has continually proven that it is a viable market with every major event that happens out there (Curling, Junior Hockey, etc). Likely to get a CFL team before a NHL team though.

Las Vegas - No ownership, but everything is in place for it to happen outside of that.

Seattle - Facility would be required, but would be a very nice place now that the NBA left.

Those are the places that would be the most likely of places to get one. Hartford is kinda interesting in that it was only moved because the owner just wanted to. Not because it actually had any real problem in Hartford.
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Post by: #sorrynotsorry on June 10, 2011, 05:30:42 AM
Vegas isn't a professional sports town.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 10, 2011, 05:33:30 AM
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Kansas City - Nothing stopping it from happening, except the NHL.

No fans

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Hartford - Requires a new arena, was viable before the franchise was moved to Carolina (which isn't very viable).

Market is away too small, and because of that can never see an arena built there.

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Houston - Aeros would need to be moved, but has everything in place. Might be asked to renovate the arena.

Toyota Center is perfect.

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Atlantic Canada - Requires a facility, but has continually proven that it is a viable market with every major event that happens out there (Curling, Junior Hockey, etc). Likely to get a CFL team before a NHL team though.

I wonder about Halifax. Don't really know enough to say anything about that.
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Las Vegas - No ownership, but everything is in place for it to happen outside of that.

Nevada has the worst economy, plus no matter where you put the arena, it's going to be inaccessible to a large portion of the city.

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Seattle - Facility would be required, but would be a very nice place now that the NBA left.

An NHL team in Seattle is something like a gateway thing. Yes, I think they'd want it, because of the new arena. However, that's really all the team is good for. As soon as that purpose has been served and they have an arena, they'll start trying to get an NBA team back. Then they will, and everyone will forget about the NHL team. There's only so much money to go around and I think they'd rather spend their dollars on basketball. The NHL is only of use to Seattle so they can get an arena, and get an NBA team back. That's it.
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Post by: Flik on June 10, 2011, 05:53:35 AM
Vegas isn't a professional sports town.
*shrugs* Every league wants a team there. Only reason why I included it really.

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Kansas City - Nothing stopping it from happening, except the NHL.

No fans
Its Bettman. He likes to break into new markets.

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Hartford - Requires a new arena, was viable before the franchise was moved to Carolina (which isn't very viable).

Market is away too small, and because of that can never see an arena built there.
Actually the market isn't too small. Again, it was actually making a sizable profit before it left. The problem would be getting a new arena in place, but that's like a lot of places.

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Houston - Aeros would need to be moved, but has everything in place. Might be asked to renovate the arena.

Toyota Center is perfect.
I said renovate as some brand new stadiums would still be required to do that to make it professional level, but I'll take your word on that since you've probably gotten a better look at it than I do.

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Atlantic Canada - Requires a facility, but has continually proven that it is a viable market with every major event that happens out there (Curling, Junior Hockey, etc). Likely to get a CFL team before a NHL team though.

I wonder about Halifax. Don't really know enough to say anything about that.
Every major event that's been held out there has sold out, damn quickly, and also all the CFL exhibition games have sold out as well. So there's definitely a large enough market. The only thing is, you can't have what happened in Atlanta happen in Atlantic Canada or they would turn on it so fast. Probably a major factor in why a team hasn't been placed out there yet. Plus it would be another Eastern team and the East would be all in favor of that.

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Las Vegas - No ownership, but everything is in place for it to happen outside of that.

Nevada has the worst economy, plus no matter where you put the arena, it's going to be inaccessible to a large portion of the city.
Didn't know there wasn't any accessible places, so yeah, would be tough to have a sports team there. Probably the very biggest problem then. Though as I stated before, every sports league wants a team there.

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Seattle - Facility would be required, but would be a very nice place now that the NBA left.

An NHL team in Seattle is something like a gateway thing. Yes, I think they'd want it, because of the new arena. However, that's really all the team is good for. As soon as that purpose has been served and they have an arena, they'll start trying to get an NBA team back. Then they will, and everyone will forget about the NHL team. There's only so much money to go around and I think they'd rather spend their dollars on basketball. The NHL is only of use to Seattle so they can get an arena, and get an NBA team back. That's it.
I don't doubt that Seattle would use the NHL team as a way to lure the NBA back. That doesn't mean it can't succeed there, as long as they actually promote it and nurture it. That would be the main problem, and I do agree its more likely they wouldn't.

But those are the markets that currently are available for moving to for NHL. Not many of them are great, but those are them.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 10, 2011, 06:07:42 AM
Vegas is weird. If you put an arena on the Strip, yeah, some people will go from the Strip (but not very many), but nobody from the suburbs or anything else will drive in for games. Then if you put it in the burbs, some people will go from the burbs (but not enough to get anywhere near close to filling the building), but it's undesirable and nobody will go from the Strip. The Thomas and Mack Center is right there, just a block from the Strip, and when they have events there everyone bitches about it and nobody really likes it. Unless there's a way to bring in both crowds they'd never sell enough seats. And then you have a TV situation, which, really, is quite horrible. Strictly in terms of TV market it's just about as small as it gets, and their economy is purely in the shitter. There's also the matter of the people who live there and make enough money having to work nights, which oddly enough I'd never thought about until now. Nobody is going to see a hockey or basketball game on Saturday night for multiple nights every year, so Vegas is never going to be viable at any level for those sports.

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I don't doubt that Seattle would use the NHL team as a way to lure the NBA back. That doesn't mean it can't succeed there, as long as they actually promote it and nurture it. That would be the main problem, and I do agree its more likely they wouldn't.

It would just be a fad. Like the Coyotes. As soon as they got their NBA team it would start to die out. There's also the matter of supporting the NFL, NHL, and NBA at the same time which isn't the easiest thing to do. I think Denver might be the only smallish market who has done so for any length of time. Seattle as a media market is comparable to Phoenix...there's not really enough dollars or eyes to support two winter sports teams.
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Post by: Broward on June 10, 2011, 06:11:26 AM
Yeah...Toyota Center wouldn't need to renovate, Flik. Having been a few times, its got great sightlines for hockey and could easily home an NHL team.
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Post by: Justice and Rule on June 10, 2011, 07:00:14 AM
I always thought that Portland was a more legitimate landing place for an NHL team than Seattle.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 10, 2011, 07:04:26 AM
I used to think so too, but a team there wouldn't be able to compete for entertainment dollars.
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Post by: Flik on June 10, 2011, 07:51:04 AM
Thanks for letting me know that guys from Houston area. If its that ready, it probably is like Kansas City in that as long as an ownership showed up, would get a team. Assuming a team is moving in the US.

Portland probably could. Considering the support both current pro teams are getting, its very possible. Though, it would be third in line in popularity to the two teams already there.
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Post by: Broward on June 10, 2011, 07:54:21 AM
We had an ownership team step up and try to get a team. We lost that team to Atlanta...out of that, the owner said "fuck it" and turned his attention to something else.

Now, we have the Texans. I'd like to think we came out better in the end..
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on June 10, 2011, 09:55:41 AM
the Texans.

I'll take the Thrashers.

Utah should be a good place. They could get some support. And it's cold, which is important.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 10, 2011, 09:57:32 AM
No. It's pretty much a basketball specific arena. 14,000 seats and they won't build a new arena anytime soon. There are reasons the NHL isn't already there or Milwaukee, or Cleveland for that matter. There aren't enough people to fill the seats in these places. Over both sports, 82 games in 18,000 seat arenas all sold out hypothetically, we're talking about 1,476,000 tickets bought. In small markets, especially with NHL hockey, the only way they can turn a profit is with sellouts. There is no way places like that can pull that number of sales off.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on June 10, 2011, 10:52:19 AM
I don't let numbers get in the way of my preferred reality. I want more Western teams in the NHL and I'm going to get it!
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Post by: Czech on June 10, 2011, 11:18:22 AM
I can't get jazzed about putting a team in Kansas City. Is there a more mundane city in this country than Kansas City?
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 11:32:20 AM
Nice cheapshot, Hank
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2011, 11:40:26 AM
I can't get jazzed about putting a team in Kansas City. Is there a more mundane city in this country than Kansas City?

Indianapolis?

Hamilton will never, ever get a team unless Buffalo folds or moves to Hamilton. Hartford don't want the NHL back unless Bettman is gone. I don't think Houston is a viable market, seeing how Dallas isn't doing so well right now. Quebec needs a new arena, which is stymied between the Quebec and Canadian government and the tax payers of Quebec City. Seattle could be viable especially with Abbostford/Victoria/Vancouver being a couple hours away and could build a good rivalry, but no one wants to fund a new arena. Atlantic Canada will never get a team, too small of a market and the best city to put it in would be Moncton instead of Halifax.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2011, 11:50:19 AM
"What time is it in Vancouver? Twelve past Luongo."

Oh Glenn Healy.
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 11:54:33 AM
"What time is it in Vancouver? Twelve past Luongo."

Oh Glenn Healy.

"And here comes Mark Recchi, he's 100 years old"
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Post by: KingPK on June 10, 2011, 11:55:35 AM
Jesus Christ, these guys are fucking scum.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 10, 2011, 11:57:02 AM
If I rooted for the Canucks I'd feel deep shame.
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 11:58:28 AM
Are you suggesting Max Lapierre is anything but an upstanding young man?
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 10, 2011, 11:59:33 AM
Dive whine dive whine dive whine.  At least these officials tonight appear to have given them the finger.
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Post by: KingPK on June 10, 2011, 12:01:23 PM
The Canucks spent the whole first period trying to show they have balls with all the hits and probably pissed the referees off in the process.  They aren't taking Vancouver's shit either.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2011, 12:06:07 PM
Jesus Christ, these guys are fucking scum.

 ::)
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 10, 2011, 12:08:04 PM
I hope the Canucks lose in game 7 and then the town gets so angry they push their arena into the fucking water.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2011, 12:17:47 PM
I hope the Canucks lose in game 7 and then the town gets so angry they push their arena into the fucking water.

And then try to refund their jersey because they aren't really a fan of said team.

I was out at the local bar for game four and it was packed with Nuck fans. After Boston's second goal, majority of the "fans" left the establishment. True fans.
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 12:17:50 PM
I will say it was slightly funny that Vancouver was so eager to cheapshot everyone in sight they hit each other a couple of times.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2011, 12:19:08 PM
McQuaid has an awesome mullet going. He's my second favourite Bruin right now (behind Thomas)
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2011, 12:20:55 PM
Kaberle fires after the whistle. LOL
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 12:25:02 PM
Well, if you can't beat the goalie, try to kill him I guess
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Post by: KingPK on June 10, 2011, 12:25:44 PM
Shitty PP is back.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2011, 12:26:04 PM
15% is excellent in Boston standards.
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 12:28:47 PM
The entire Vancouver crowd needs to be machine gunned (just a little; not to death.)
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2011, 12:34:38 PM
The entire Vancouver crowd needs to be machine gunned (just a little; not to death.)

Just give them some eight balls and let them shoot up.
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Post by: the max on June 10, 2011, 12:38:50 PM
Z might have just added Salo to the body count.

And in an unrelated note I would like to feed this Best Buy girl my dick.
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 12:39:06 PM
The Canucks look like they want to cry after Thomas stopped that shot.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 10, 2011, 12:40:26 PM
Glass fanned on the shot.
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 12:42:17 PM
Haha, Burrows got drilled.
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 12:45:47 PM
The simple joy of seeing Burrows getting run over is made better by the fact that the refs didn't call the penalty, because it's Alex Burrows.
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Post by: KingPK on June 10, 2011, 12:47:09 PM
Burrows flops AGAIN! 
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Post by: BPSS on June 10, 2011, 01:22:55 PM
Fuck
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Post by: KingPK on June 10, 2011, 01:26:38 PM
Bruins D fell asleep. 
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Post by: KingPK on June 10, 2011, 01:59:23 PM
The Bruins let these fucking pussies bully them around the ice all night.  Inexcusable effort.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 10, 2011, 02:01:40 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Power play failure lead to this.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 10, 2011, 03:00:35 PM
I can't get jazzed about putting a team in Kansas City. Is there a more mundane city in this country than Kansas City?

Indianapolis?

Hamilton will never, ever get a team unless Buffalo folds or moves to Hamilton. Hartford don't want the NHL back unless Bettman is gone. I don't think Houston is a viable market, seeing how Dallas isn't doing so well right now. Quebec needs a new arena, which is stymied between the Quebec and Canadian government and the tax payers of Quebec City. Seattle could be viable especially with Abbostford/Victoria/Vancouver being a couple hours away and could build a good rivalry, but no one wants to fund a new arena. Atlantic Canada will never get a team, too small of a market and the best city to put it in would be Moncton instead of Halifax.

Dallas is in rough shape because their previous owner is a bankrupt crook. Some would call him a leveraged buyout salesman. In other words, a cunt. Considering Hicks was Liverpool's owner, I am well aware of this. He used the Stars to withdraw 525,000,000 in bank loans, then defaulted on them. No doubt he planned that from the beginning. HOW IS THAT EVEN LEGAL.
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Post by: CanadianChris on June 11, 2011, 01:07:07 AM
Tim Thomas is making a Hextall-like case for the Conn Smythe regardless of who wins the series.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 11, 2011, 01:12:02 AM
Tim Thomas is the clear cut winner of the Conn Smythe
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Post by: Flik on June 11, 2011, 05:05:07 AM
Tim Thomas on a team that isn't coached by Claude Julien = Stanley Cup Champions + Conn Smythe Winner
Tim Thomas on a team that is coached by Claude Julien = Conn Smythe Winner

Boston really needs to fire Julien. This should be over, and Boston should already have the cup.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 11, 2011, 05:55:48 AM
Boston can't score in Vancouver. They're getting plenty of shots on Luongo. I predict that the home teams will win each game.
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Post by: Gert on June 13, 2011, 11:35:03 AM
Can both teams head back to Vancouver now?
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Post by: Cartman on June 13, 2011, 11:42:54 AM
LOLongo!
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 13, 2011, 11:46:07 AM
Hahaha, oh man. This is hilarious.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 13, 2011, 11:50:39 AM
Luongo will be back by the third period.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 13, 2011, 11:58:16 AM
If Boston could score on the road, this series would be over.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 13, 2011, 12:02:50 PM
You know everyone talks about the Rome hit on Horton, but the real series changer is Hamhuis on Lucic. If Hamhuis was in, I don't think we'll see these blowouts.
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 13, 2011, 12:06:15 PM
Can someone explain to me why these games are so different depending on the home ice advantage? I can't imagine it really makes that much of a difference, so why are games in Vancouver so close and deadlocked while games in Boston are blowouts?

Also I KNEW that hit was a lot worse than they made it out to be. You could tell by the way they carried him off that he could have serious vertebrae damage, and the fact that he was down with his eyes closed probably means there is brain injury as well.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 13, 2011, 12:12:25 PM
Easily, Boston is exposing how thin Vancouver's defense is by matching their best forwards against their D. Losing Rome and Hamhius in this series severely crippled Vancouver's D and letting guys like Lucic and Marchand explode on guys like Ballard, Salo and Alberts, who log in on average 12 minutes now need to play an extra five-nine minutes depending on the situation.
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Post by: KingPK on June 13, 2011, 12:51:03 PM
Bruins don't seem to play with this kind of fire on the road for some reason.  Game 5 was one of the most frustrating games I've ever watched; Vancouver set the physical pace to start and the Bruins had no answer.

They've given up 5 goals; this series should be over and if the Bruins lose this series it'll be one that hurts.
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Post by: the max on June 13, 2011, 01:05:24 PM
They'd better show up like this in game 7. Or I will personally kill Claude Julien.
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Post by: Czech on June 13, 2011, 01:06:53 PM
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"I have been pumping his tires ever since the series started," Luongo said. "I haven't heard one nice thing he had to say about me."
WAH BUTTHURT
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Post by: the max on June 13, 2011, 01:10:29 PM
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"I have been pumping his tires ever since the series started," Luongo said. "I haven't heard one nice thing he had to say about me."

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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 13, 2011, 01:12:22 PM
Messier: I've always never been a guy to talk between games.
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Post by: Czech on June 13, 2011, 01:14:07 PM
Thanks for calling the Roberto Luongo hotline. Here are some words that rhyme with "sieve."

Live
Shiv
Give
Prerogative
Anticoagulative
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Post by: KingPK on June 13, 2011, 01:15:41 PM
I like how he seems to scour the game reports looking for Thomas quotes about him.  Guy probably Googles himself after every game.
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Post by: Czech on June 13, 2011, 01:21:38 PM
I like how he seems to scour the game reports looking for Thomas quotes about him.  Guy probably Googles himself after every game.
Googling Luongo right now. "roberto luongo a":
roberto luongo and vince vaughn

Ooh, A was bad. let's try B.
roberto luongo benched
roberto luongo beach ball

Ooh. C?
roberto luongo contract
roberto luongo crying
roberto luongo captain

robeto luongo diarrhea (? think I missed this one...or have I just been watching it play out for three years?)

roberto luongo ethnicity

roberto luongo failure

roberto luongo gay

Man, this is bad. Let's skip ahead.

roberto luongo overrated

Again...

roberto luongo vince vaughn
roberto luongo vancouver
Oh, man! Getting trolled outranks his actual team!

roberto luongo weaknesses

ONE MORE

roberto luongo yahoo

Hey, that's mildly complimentary! Someone, somewhere seems to be excited about him!
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Post by: the max on June 13, 2011, 01:22:52 PM
Henrik Sedin is playing tonight! How about that! I thought he was dead!
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Post by: KingPK on June 13, 2011, 01:28:21 PM
Did the Bruins think tonight's game was two periods or something?
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Post by: treble on June 13, 2011, 01:37:05 PM
I think the diarrhea thing is from a few years ago when he missed the first few minutes of that OT because he was shitting his pants.
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Post by: KingPK on June 13, 2011, 01:52:29 PM
Unless someone scores a hat trick or more in game 7, I don't know how Thomas doesn't win Conn Smythe win or lose.
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Post by: Flik on June 13, 2011, 02:08:32 PM
I know that the Vezina is a regular season award, but geezus, Thomas deserves it too.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 13, 2011, 02:31:39 PM
Thomas deserves the Hart as well
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Post by: KingPK on June 13, 2011, 02:48:21 PM
Luongo is starting Game 7.  He's been a completely different goalie at home, with a GAA of under 1 in this series.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 13, 2011, 11:56:49 PM
Thanks for calling the Roberto Luongo hotline. Here are some words that rhyme with "sieve."

Live
Shiv
Give
Prerogative
Anticoagulative

Hoosiers slow clap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM0dbwDc2FE#)
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Post by: KingPK on June 14, 2011, 03:19:26 PM
Kind of surprising that this is the Bruins' first Game 7 in the Finals given that this is their 18th appearance.

Unfortunately, there won't be a viewing party in Boston because the mayor is a fat blubbering, stuttering idiot.  Sure, let's not have 16,000+ people in the city tomorrow, plus however more will be hitting the bars around there.
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Post by: the max on June 14, 2011, 09:03:29 PM
It's the last day for me and my beard.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 06:37:16 AM
Remember when Daniel Sedin guaranteed a Game 7 win?  Surprise, he has no sack:

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Wednesday, he clarified that statement, explaining that the Canucks' success all season, particularly at home, gives him confidence they'll be the team skating victory laps around Rogers Arena with the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night.

"You know, that was probably me being excited and the words came wrong out of my mouth. What I said was if we put our best game on the ice, I like our chances. That's the way it's been all year," Sedin said. "When we play our best, we're a tough team to beat. We show that at home. We like our chances."
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Post by: Harley Quinn on June 15, 2011, 07:09:19 AM
Are we holding a chat for tonight's game?
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Post by: Czech on June 15, 2011, 07:40:41 AM
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"You know, that was probably me being excited and the words came wrong out of my mouth.
You were excited on the heels of getting your ass kicked?

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I like our chances. That's the way it's been all year. When we play our best, we're a tough team to beat. We show that at home. We like our chances.
(http://hiphopwired.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/lovie-smith.jpg)
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on June 15, 2011, 07:44:24 AM
As a Habs fan, my head may explode if the Bruins win. On that note, I am surprised by the large number of Leafs fans cheering for the Bruins. Did they forget that they are in the same division? Then again, Toronto loves giving Boston various lottery draft picks for a player who Boston benched in the playoffs and was chosen last for the All-Star game this year, so I shouldn't be too shocked about their love for the Bruins.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 15, 2011, 07:46:59 AM
Yeah, as a Rangers fan I hope that Vancouver kicks the shit out of Boston tonight, but I don't know if that's going to happen.
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Post by: Czech on June 15, 2011, 08:10:21 AM
I am surprised by the large number of Leafs fans cheering for the Bruins. Did they forget that they are in the same division?
They remembered that this recent iteration of the Canucks is like the most loathsome sports team of all time and only avoids passionate coast-to-coast disdain because nobody likes hockey.
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on June 15, 2011, 08:12:32 AM
I'm not saying they should cheer for the Canucks, but they should be rooting against the Bruins
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Post by: Czech on June 15, 2011, 08:15:37 AM
Um, this is kind of a zero-sum game. This isn't wrestling; Gary Bettman isn't going to declare an impromptu triple threat match if the Penguins show up. If you're rooting against the Bruins, you are in effect rooting for the Canucks. And if you're rooting for the Canucks, you are an anthropomorphic yeast infection.
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 15, 2011, 08:45:30 AM
This isn't wrestling; Gary Bettman isn't going to declare an impromptu triple threat match if the Penguins show up.

You don't know how close Lil Gary was to implementing this during the 2004 lockout. "Made things more American," he said.
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Post by: treble on June 15, 2011, 08:56:05 AM
Toronto loves giving Boston various lottery draft picks for a player who Boston benched in the playoffs and was chosen last for the All-Star game this year
He's an All-Star.

I really don't like having to cheer for Boston.  I can't even say I'm really cheering.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 09:31:32 AM
I have a level of grudging respect for the Bruins, the same as I do for the Habs. I haaaate Vancouver, from the non-stop talk about the Sedin's TWIN MAGIC, to the fucking Green Men they ripped off from It's Always Sunny (Thanks a lot guys for taking something genuinely enjoyable and making me fucking hate it beyond belief), to Roberto 7uongo and the LUUUUUUUUUUUU chants, to the fact that supporting Vancouver means I support bob barron. BOB BARRON.
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 15, 2011, 09:32:45 AM
Green man was on Its Always Sunny first? I already disliked Vancouver for their style of play, but this might be too much.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 10:51:09 AM
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Editor’s note: Due to a scheduling error that is too complicated to explain here, this analysis of Wednesday night's game seven between the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins had to be published twelve hours early. If the game hasn’t happened yet, please close your browser now and come back tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation.s

So here we are. After a six-month season, four rounds of playoffs, and seven gruelling games, the NHL has crowned its champion. The Stanley Cup has been awarded. One fan base is devastated, while another will celebrate late into the night.

In the moments after a thrilling game seven, I’d like to take a moment to address you directly, fans of the winning team.

It seems like only yesterday that your team was struggling through a first round series against your bitter rivals who historically dominate you in the playoffs. But you survived, just barely, thanks to an overtime goal in game seven. Remember the excitement when the winning goal was scored, by that particular player? Little did we know the controversy that awaited them weeks later.

Your team waltzed through the second round against Peter Forsberg’s old team, then beat that non-traditional warm weather team in the conference finals. And there you were, back in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in a generation. Who can forget that last time you played for Lord Stanley’s mug, back in the early 90s? I bet you can still picture your team competing furiously, proudly representing those black and yellowish-gold uniforms that they wore then and perhaps still do, before finally going down to a bitter defeat. Damn you, Mark Messier!

But a generation later you were back, and this time the opportunity would not be wasted. It wasn’t easy. It was a vicious series, in which your team persevered despite several sickening cheapshots by the opposing team. You endured your team being taunted with immature finger waves. You watched devastating hits on Nathan Horton and Mason Raymond, 50% of which you thought were unquestionably dirty. The entire hockey world outside of your particular city was united against your team, you told us, incessantly. And let’s not even mention those shameless homer announcers on the other team’s broadcast.

And then game seven. The series had seen it all, from overtime thrillers to lopsided blowouts to everything in between, and game seven certainly fit into one of those categories. All eyes were on Roberto Luongo. Many thought he would rise to the occasion while others thought he would crumble, and in the end we now know they were right. Without question, this game will be his defining legacy.

The end of the game must seem like a blur to you now. There was that goal scored by that one guy, and then that big hit with that other guy, then that other thing done by some other guy, and then the Conn Smythe won by Tim Thomas.

And then, the magic moment you’d been waiting on for four long decades, give or take a year. What fan among you will ever forget the sight of Gary Bettman passing the Stanley Cup into the waiting arms of good old #33? And who says Europeans can’t make great captains? Certainly not anyone who has had the pleasure of watching your team’s leader, a truly unique talent. He certainly is one- or at the very most two-of-a-kind.

And now it’s all over but the riot cleanup. Your boys are champions. A Stanley Cup banner will be raised in your arena next year. After an agonizing, debilitating, gut-wrenching test of your endurance as a fan, it was all worth it.

But at least you’re not like those fans of the other team. Imagine how devastated they must feel right now. Serves them right, those losers. Thank god you have nothing in common with them.
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Post by: treble on June 15, 2011, 10:59:57 AM
Down Goes Brown usually nails it about once a month.
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Post by: Flik on June 15, 2011, 11:13:56 AM
Don Cherry... Where on earth do you get your suits? That's just loud.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 11:17:43 AM
Don gets his fabrics from Fabricland and have his suits tailored.
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Post by: Flik on June 15, 2011, 11:19:35 AM
That makes so much sense.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 11:20:19 AM
This is the game that Thomas becomes a sieve.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 11:27:16 AM
Czech, all of Newfoundland are cheering for Boston because their boy, Ryder is from the rock.
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 15, 2011, 11:37:06 AM
This is the game that Thomas becomes a sieve.

Not so far.

Also can you explain that thing you said earlier about changes and home ice advantage. I am not that familiar with that aspect of the game, and would like to know more about what Vigneault can do in this game that makes things so different from playing at the Garden.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 15, 2011, 11:38:37 AM
The home team gets to put their skaters on the ice last.  So the road team has to commit to their players and the home team can check them anyway they want.  If you have a line that you want to try and shut down another teams top line...you can have it all the time at home.  On the road you don't get that luxury.
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Post by: Flik on June 15, 2011, 11:40:24 AM
Wow, this has been a good game so far. I'm impressed. Was expecting some penalties already.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 15, 2011, 11:43:34 AM
I know they've been running this commercial all year but I find it lazy that they didn't just overdub "Vancouver" for "Chicago" and air that.  I'm watching game 7 of the Cup finals and find that you are trying to bring the cup to a different city makes me think your product is second rate.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 11:43:40 AM
Luongo never saw that.  Gotta get to him early like this.
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Post by: Czech on June 15, 2011, 11:43:55 AM
REVENGE OF THE BIT
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 15, 2011, 11:43:59 AM
Also YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on June 15, 2011, 11:45:20 AM
That was poor.
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Post by: Czech on June 15, 2011, 11:47:28 AM
Let's see them put two more on Luongo early. They'll put on their pouty pants and get lots of misconducts if that happens.
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Post by: Flik on June 15, 2011, 11:49:14 AM
I'd laugh if that weak goal is the only goal of the game. Would be awesome finish to this series.
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Post by: muzzington on June 15, 2011, 11:49:40 AM
I've started to get into Hockey as my brother has had the radio on at work for the finals games since he has some bets on. Hearing how Vancouver play and their attitude I'm pulling for the Bruins.

Still have to find a team to throw my support behind though.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on June 15, 2011, 11:49:44 AM
AIM Chat: maffleycup7
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 15, 2011, 11:50:22 AM
The home team gets to put their skaters on the ice last.  So the road team has to commit to their players and the home team can check them anyway they want.  If you have a line that you want to try and shut down another teams top line...you can have it all the time at home.  On the road you don't get that luxury.

But I thought in Hockey a team can change their lines whenever they want? That way, if you wanted to keep your line on for awhile even after the other team changed, you could. Do they always change right after each other?
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 15, 2011, 11:52:04 AM
It's not that easy though.  You can't just send your guys off the ice and leave the other team on a 5 on 2.  You need possession across center ice so you can dump it...and you'll never get any kind of game going if you're changing lines every 10 seconds.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 15, 2011, 11:53:31 AM
Okay, let's all get on AIM.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 11:54:50 AM
"How would Boston respond to a championship?"

They would move the Bruins to Germany.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 15, 2011, 11:56:32 AM
The city would have won all the major 4 championships in the last 7 years.  They'd react by yawning and carrying on with their day.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 11:59:08 AM
Dirty hit on Chara. Though being Vancouver, that's like 10th on their list of blatant bitch moves/ cheapshots.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 12:05:36 PM
NBC trying to remind people why they hate Boston.
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 15, 2011, 12:08:26 PM
It's not that easy though.  You can't just send your guys off the ice and leave the other team on a 5 on 2.  You need possession across center ice so you can dump it...and you'll never get any kind of game going if you're changing lines every 10 seconds.
Right, I understand that. But what I'm saying is what's to stop you from getting possession and waiting it out till the right moment and then switching lines after taking the puck to centre ice and dumping it? Theoretically, couldn't you just do that when you pleased?
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Post by: CanadianChris on June 15, 2011, 12:11:03 PM
Don Cherry's lost it.  He thinks Luongo should get the Conn Smythe if Vancouver wins.  That's just horseshit.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 15, 2011, 12:12:06 PM
Would make more sense to give it to Tanner ass,
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 15, 2011, 12:12:21 PM
I obviously mean Tanner Glass.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 15, 2011, 12:12:46 PM
It's not that easy though.  You can't just send your guys off the ice and leave the other team on a 5 on 2.  You need possession across center ice so you can dump it...and you'll never get any kind of game going if you're changing lines every 10 seconds.
Right, I understand that. But what I'm saying is what's to stop you from getting possession and waiting it out till the right moment and then switching lines after taking the puck to centre ice and dumping it? Theoretically, couldn't you just do that when you pleased?

The home team gets the last chance to change their lines before the puck is dropped. Since they are able to do that, they can get the match-ups they want on the ice. Usually if the away team puts their best line on the ice, so will the home team.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 12:14:55 PM
Don Cherry's lost it.  He thinks Luongo should get the Conn Smythe if Vancouver wins.  That's just horseshit.

They have a hostage; it's his dog.
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 15, 2011, 12:15:44 PM
I have AIM sync'ed up with my Trillian, how do I Join this chat? I wanna shittalk the Sedins and Lalongo.
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Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 15, 2011, 12:16:36 PM
NVM FIGURED IT OUT DAWGS
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Post by: Flik on June 15, 2011, 12:23:54 PM
Well Trillian broke on this PC, so I can only chat on the board. Joys.

Fiesty game.
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Post by: Flik on June 15, 2011, 12:28:41 PM
Hahahaha! Nice stuff Horton! Way to pour your own ice onto their ice.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 12:36:09 PM
MARCHMONT!!

That is a HUGE goal.

Old Man Recchi with some giddyup on that chance just now.
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Post by: Flik on June 15, 2011, 12:42:07 PM
Out of all the things you call, you call THAT?!

You fucking bullshit refs.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 15, 2011, 12:44:02 PM
A chintzy call indeed, but this is the game right here. There's no way Vancouver wins if they don't score here.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 12:44:52 PM
Out of all the things you call, you call THAT?!

You fucking bullshit refs.

I'm sure they did it to shut Gillis up, as no doubt his high-pitched whine threatens to break all the glass in the arena.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 12:46:15 PM
BERGY!!  Two for biting!  That was a penalty shot regardless.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 15, 2011, 12:47:11 PM
How cool would a penalty shot be? (have been?)
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Post by: Flik on June 15, 2011, 12:47:52 PM
It would've been cool, but Bergy gets it!
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 12:47:52 PM
BAHAHAHA YES
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 12:48:05 PM
So do they pull Luongo for the 3rd?
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 15, 2011, 12:48:41 PM
In an effort to offer congratulations, I'll be the first to say it's pretty hard not to like how good Recchi's been this postseason.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 12:49:07 PM
Hey who knew that using your hand counts as a goal.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 12:49:48 PM
Watching Vancouver disintegrate is going to be fun to watch.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 12:49:50 PM
That just makes the ironing that much better.  Was it the one that was bit?
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 15, 2011, 12:51:55 PM
Vancouver really does suck at life.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 12:53:37 PM
Did Vancouver take an eight-ball before the game? They should avoid East Hastings street.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 15, 2011, 12:55:19 PM
I'm sure you've all heard this one before, but nevertheless:

LOLuongo survived a suicide attempt after Game Six. Jumped off a bridge onto a train track, but the train went through his legs.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 01:15:54 PM
Thomas is gooning it up Hextall style
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 01:16:28 PM
Hansen ran into the stick trying to draw a call.

And Hansen is a bitch.  Fuck these guys.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 01:18:27 PM
Nice temper tantrum penalty, Vancouver
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 01:20:30 PM
Ya but Chara high sticked Hansen.

Boston Bruins: Stanley Cup Champions is turning my stomach
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 01:25:15 PM
Ya but Chara high sticked Hansen.

Boston Bruins: Stanley Cup Champions is turning my stomach

And Chara got planted in the numbers earlier. So we're even as far as blatantly obvious non-calls.

I like to think that Thomas took the extra seconds lying there to let out a hearty laugh.
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Post by: CanadianChris on June 15, 2011, 01:28:16 PM
Watching Vancouver disintegrate is going to be fun to watch.

The team or the city?
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 01:29:11 PM
I also admit to being enamoured by the idea of Vancouver Canucks: First Place Losers. So appropriate.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 01:32:10 PM
Watching Vancouver disintegrate is going to be fun to watch.

The team or the city?

I bet those bourgeois fucks don't even know how to riot properly.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on June 15, 2011, 01:33:06 PM
3rd Original Six champion in four years. Take that Star Ocean!
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 01:36:07 PM
The PP definitely was the death of a team in this series.  I just didn't think it would be Vancouver.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 01:37:02 PM
Vancouver is literally a team of bitches. I can't wait till they start spitting and hair-pulling because they can't beat Boston.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 15, 2011, 01:39:38 PM
Seriously.  If I was a fan of this team I would be sick to have rooted for these dirty cheap shot whining diving pussy scumbags who decided to not show up half the nights and are faggots.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 15, 2011, 01:40:25 PM
The PP definitely was the death of a team in this series.  I just didn't think it would be Vancouver.
I think Boston scored more short handed goals than power play goals in this series.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 01:41:09 PM
Boston played dirty throguh the playoffs.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 01:41:36 PM
NAIL IN THE COFFIN!

Max just did a backflip off his couch.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 15, 2011, 01:43:02 PM
Fuck you gay ass Vancouver.

Fuck you too Marchand for not passing to Recchi

but FUCK YOU FAGGOT ASS VANCOUVER
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 01:43:02 PM
I couldn't tell the difference between that empty netter and Luongo in goal.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 15, 2011, 01:44:04 PM
I think the Canucks are waiting for Game 8.
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Post by: CanadianChris on June 15, 2011, 01:44:23 PM
Watching Vancouver disintegrate is going to be fun to watch.

The team or the city?

I bet those bourgeois fucks don't even know how to riot properly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Stanley_Cup_riot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Stanley_Cup_riot)

Stanley Cup Riot Vancouver 1994 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PKPYnMCfQ0#)
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 15, 2011, 01:44:40 PM
Couldn't happen to a bigger bunch of cunts. We were spared a terrible champion. Eat it, suck it, pull its hair and pretend it hit you.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 15, 2011, 01:45:30 PM
I think the organist was playing Bittersweet Symphony.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 15, 2011, 01:45:56 PM
Good job.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 01:46:27 PM
Thomas cemented the Conn Smythe, but this is probably top 5 best goaltending performances in SCF history.

Can the NBC announcers be any less enthusiastic about this?  Joe Buck would have more emotion.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 01:46:49 PM
Congratulations to all the Bruins fans on this board.

You guys played an amazing series and deserve it. Enjoy it.

Congrats.
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Post by: #sorrynotsorry on June 15, 2011, 01:47:17 PM
Great another Boston team wins
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 01:47:35 PM
I'd still fire Julien
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 01:48:07 PM
And now we move to the traditional booing of Gary Bettman.
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Post by: Broward on June 15, 2011, 01:48:28 PM
What were the fans chanting?
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Post by: CanadianChris on June 15, 2011, 01:48:30 PM
All four titles in a seven year span.  That's just unreal.  Pats now have the longest title drought in Boston.
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Post by: CanadianChris on June 15, 2011, 01:48:47 PM
What were the fans chanting?

go Canucks go
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Post by: Thrasher on June 15, 2011, 01:49:16 PM
And now we move to the traditional booing of Gary Bettman.
Hockey is doing well in Canada, am I right?
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 15, 2011, 01:51:42 PM
Damn that was some loud booing.
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Post by: MFer on June 15, 2011, 01:52:19 PM
Well, now Tim Thomas can pass Michael Moore as Davison, Michigan's most famous product.

And Boston fans have to have the biggest dicks in the world right now.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 01:53:07 PM
It never fails to amuse me the level of hatred directed towards Bettman every time he touches the ice.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 15, 2011, 01:53:32 PM
Bettman booing is my favorite pastime. I almost hope this goes on for years and yebwhahahaha what am I about to say.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 01:53:52 PM
Think Bettman would get the hint one of these years?
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Post by: #sorrynotsorry on June 15, 2011, 01:54:23 PM
He looks kinda shaken
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Post by: CanadianChris on June 15, 2011, 01:54:56 PM
Chara hoisting the Cup is the big reason I couldn't be upset if Boston won.  Good on you, big man, you deserve it.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 01:55:06 PM
"Fuckin' love ya!"

"FUCKIN' RIGHT!"

Might want to cut the audio at ice level.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 15, 2011, 01:55:17 PM
I <3 Chara.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 15, 2011, 01:56:12 PM
I hate the Bruins, but there's nothing better in sports than watching the Cup being passed around.

Congrats Chara and Thomas and Recchi.
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 15, 2011, 01:58:32 PM
Oh good, Coldplay on the P.A.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 15, 2011, 01:58:52 PM
Fun fact: Shawn Thorton has won the Stanley Cup twice. Joe Thorton has zero.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 15, 2011, 02:03:39 PM
At least the dirty Canucks shake hands unlike some other teams in other leagues
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 15, 2011, 02:07:30 PM
In case I didn't hate Gary Bettman in the first place, it's "three Games Seven", Gary. Fuckin' dickbag fucktree.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 02:08:10 PM
Vancouver fans aren't happy.  Time to crack some heads Vancouver PD.
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on June 15, 2011, 02:09:05 PM
As a Habs fan, this killed me to watch the Bruins win the Cup, but they were the better team this series. Also, it's hard to cheer against Tim Thomas.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 02:09:31 PM
Yea, that city is going to burn to the ground. I hope they show restraint.

This sucks, but I am proud of my team and their season. And Kaberle got a Cup.
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Post by: AntiLeaf33 on June 15, 2011, 02:11:21 PM
Say what you want, the NHL has the best Cup presentation. After a long and grueling season and playoffs, the NBA and NFL hand the Championship trophy to the owners.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 02:15:55 PM
Bruins aren't going away, either.  Marchand was BEASTLY and he's just a rookie.  Seguin will continue to develop, they have the #9 pick, Thomas should have a few years left (and Rask is waiting to take over).
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Post by: CanadianGuitarist on June 15, 2011, 02:16:42 PM
As a Habs fan, this killed me to watch the Bruins win the Cup, but they were the better team this series. Also, it's hard to cheer against Tim Thomas.

It really is. Nail on the head.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 02:18:58 PM
My friend, a Canucks fan, just called me up and vented for 8 minutes, basically screaming. That was fun.

Question: If you're gonna lose a game like this, as a fan, would you rather a close heartbreaking loss or a game like this? I used to go with option 1, but I don't know. After the SHG, I was able to let it sink in, reflect and accept it, while if it was a heartbreaking one-goal or OT type loss, I don't know what I would've done.
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Post by: Thrasher on June 15, 2011, 02:23:05 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=8193381 (http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=8193381)
Live riot footage.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 02:25:44 PM
Boston reporter: "Enjoy this, but remember you're underage."
Tyler Seguin (who is 19): "It's Canada, baby!"

 :D :D
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 15, 2011, 02:32:39 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=8193381 (http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=8193381)
Live riot footage.

Pretty disgusting. Makes me hate them even MORE.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 02:37:31 PM
It's a nice evening for a riot, at least.

Meanwhile, Boston cops seem to have things under control.  News isn't showing any bonfires.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 02:39:25 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=8193381 (http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=8193381)
Live riot footage.

Pretty disgusting. Makes me hate them even MORE.

Haha, good one, 909.

I hate the riots, though. I knew it was going to happen, but it's terrible, and it gives everyone such a bad name. One thing I like about NY....no riots.
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Post by: Zetterberg is Go on June 15, 2011, 02:50:36 PM
Vancouver fans are pathetic. I hate the Flames but I could walk down 17th Ave peacefully in 04. And it's not even dark yet. Tear gas!
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 02:55:05 PM
I can't argue that one. I could try, but yea, rioting is 100 percent not cool
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Post by: the max on June 15, 2011, 03:07:01 PM
FUCKIN RIGHT.

Vancouver was outscored, outhustled and outplayed in this series. I listened to all of the interviews from their guys all day yesterday and the only thing they could hang their hat on was that they had home ice. So? They shut the Bruins out by winning 1-0 twice and 3-2 in OT. Far from home ice.

I was a nervous wreck today and had visions of the lazy Bruins showing up and taking a shit on the ice in front of everyone. But they showed up and kicked ass. Vancouver was in it for the first 10 minutes or so but the way that first Bergeron goal went in, I could feel it. The Canucks just deflated a little. When Marchand wrapped around and put them up 2, it was as good as over. Vancouver had no answer for guys like Marchand and Peverley who certainly weren't afraid of their "big guys" like Bieksa and had no problem dishing out punishment to players like the sisters. Once Marchand got going it was impossible to stop him. And he's a rookie. There was a great shot of the Bruin bench with like, 15 seconds left and it was Marchand and Seguin arm in arm. That's the Bruin future, folks.

I hope this effectively ends the "Luongo is a big game goalie". He won a gold medal playing behind a fucking all-star team and "elevated his game" to beat a worn out Blackhawks team that had worn him out in the series. He's another goalie who everyone fawns over who can't get it up in the big moment. He was quick to throw a little jab at Thomas when he was really no better than Thomas at all. Thomas had his bad games in the postseason, you can look at my posts in this thread and find them. But at the end of the day, there was no goalie that I would rather have in a big game right now. The funny part in all of this is that Luongo could still win the Vezina. Best regular season goalie indeed.

And the Bruins are looking good for the next few seasons. They have money coming off the books and with the retirement of Recchi and possibly Savard, there's about 15 million coming off the books and raises due to only Marchand and McQuaid I believe. That leaves them plenty of money to address their powerplay. Fuck you Tomas Kaberle.

I honestly haven't smiled like this in a long time. The Red Sox felt different. You feel like everyone else shared that because of "Red Sox Nation". The Bruins aren't a very well liked team in the league, they were kind of the lesser of two evils in this series. At least when they stir shit they back themselves up. At least when things get physical they stand up for themselves and each other. Watching Danielle Sedin getting rabbit punched by Brad Marchand in game 6 was a pretty good sign of where the Sedins are when the going gets tough. Marchand's comment was even better. "Why did you punch Daniel Sedin in the face?" "Because I felt like it." That's the series in a nutshell. And that's this team in a nutshell. They drove me fucking crazy this year but this was a sweet win.
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Post by: Czech on June 15, 2011, 03:10:03 PM
Congratulations. Well said. Enjoy the championship; I sure did.

Boy, this riot, it's, uh, it's not getting a whole hell of a lot better, is it. Yow.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 03:11:50 PM
I hope this effectively ends the "Luongo is a big game goalie".

I don't think Luongo is a big game goalie ever began. Also, why do you even care? Your team won, why are you wasting time worrying abiut the other team and what people think? Celebrate!

And I bet your kitchen table looks really nice tonight. Again, congrats.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 03:13:29 PM
Congratulations. Well said. Enjoy the championship; I sure did.

Boy, this riot, it's, uh, it's not getting a whole hell of a lot better, is it. Yow.

The playoffs are over, now you can go back to worrying about your own team!
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 03:16:13 PM
The Michael Grabner trade was one big horrible idea. For some reason that is what is pissing me off the most tonight.

And I had a Canuck fan friend who said we should go to Boston for a game. Boy am I glad we decided not to do that.
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Post by: grapeswasmurdered on June 15, 2011, 03:26:37 PM
Always nice to see our fans live down to my expectations.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 03:28:31 PM
The most Bruins fans are doing is annoying the reporters on the streets.  No fires yet.
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Post by: grapeswasmurdered on June 15, 2011, 03:30:10 PM
I have friends that were down there for the game. Hopefully they've cleared out.
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Post by: Czech on June 15, 2011, 03:32:30 PM
The tear gas really cleared the street out in a hurry. Shameful it had to come to that, but we are, again, dealing with the biggest bitches in North American sport, sooooooo...
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 03:38:25 PM
The tear gas really cleared the street out in a hurry. Shameful it had to come to that, but we are, again, dealing with the biggest bitches in North American sport, sooooooo...

Have you seen your posts, Cryin' Kesler?
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 03:40:46 PM
The tear gas really cleared the street out in a hurry. Shameful it had to come to that, but we are, again, dealing with the biggest bitches in North American sport, sooooooo...

Have you seen your posts, Cryin' Kesler?

Look, either be full-on butthurt, or go. None of this passive-agressive shit.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 03:42:09 PM
The tear gas really cleared the street out in a hurry. Shameful it had to come to that, but we are, again, dealing with the biggest bitches in North American sport, sooooooo...

Have you seen your posts, Cryin' Kesler?

Look, either be full-on butthurt, or go. None of this passive-agressive shit.

I'm not going to sink to his level. Well I really want to, but I'd like to think I'm better than that. I'm probably not, but I'd like to think so at least.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 03:43:51 PM
The tear gas really cleared the street out in a hurry. Shameful it had to come to that, but we are, again, dealing with the biggest bitches in North American sport, sooooooo...

Have you seen your posts, Cryin' Kesler?

Look, either be full-on butthurt, or go. None of this passive-agressive shit.

I'm not going to sink to his level. Well I really want to, but I'd like to think I'm better than that. I'm probably not, but I'd like to think so at least.

You could fill in for Luongo with that babbling inanity, though.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 03:45:07 PM
In my defence, I did just witness something pretty terrible. I'm doing my best here.
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Post by: grapeswasmurdered on June 15, 2011, 03:49:50 PM
got a friend barricaded in the Queen E Theater. so lame.
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 03:50:20 PM
Watching it again, I enjoyed Chara almost falling over with the Cup when he put it over his head.  That would have been embarassing.

Bruins still haven't left the arena.  Might be a good idea to disguise their buses.
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Post by: Gert on June 15, 2011, 05:24:50 PM
Congrats Bruins fans, I really DISLIKE the B's, but I have to give it up to the Canucks to make me root for them......

Really fun (and strange) series, and kudos to Thomas for this masterpiece.

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Post by: Czech on June 15, 2011, 06:05:10 PM
(http://web7.twitpic.com/img/322820161-48a9d0a92a0279910786cf89fb2c9b39.4df9a2e8-scaled.jpg)

I'm giving a Bruins fan temporary custody of YEAH-UH! after this.

EDIT: I choose you, the max!
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Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2011, 06:11:47 PM
Unconfirmed reports of up to three deaths in Vancouver.

Embarrassing.  Were there deaths in the '94 riots?
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 15, 2011, 06:20:39 PM
Riots are happening all over the world for all kinds of good reasons:

2011 - Riots in Algeria, 2 dead and four hundred people injured in riots linked to food price increases and unemployment.
2011 - Riots in Lebanon, following the fall of Saad Hariri's government.
2011 - Riots in Cairo, Egypt, between Muslims and Christians, at least 13 people died and 140 were injured.
2011 - Riots in Yemen, more than 100 people have died in two months of protests.
2011 - Riots in Nigeria, at least 500 killed in post-election rioting.
2011 - Riots in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada after the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins 4-0 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals

Stupid Canada making people dying over religion seem sane.
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Post by: grapeswasmurdered on June 15, 2011, 08:31:48 PM
Unconfirmed reports of up to three deaths in Vancouver.

Embarrassing.  Were there deaths in the '94 riots?

No. One dumbass got nailed in the head by a rubber bullet and was in a coma for awhile and had bran damage but that was the worst I know of.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Harley Quinn on June 15, 2011, 09:36:14 PM
I really like the idea of Marchand and Seguin and Krejci keeping it up together in a few years.  All 3 seem like talented offensive players for the Bruins.
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Post by: BPSS on June 15, 2011, 09:55:12 PM
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/253485_2003483134157_1455981967_2196123_5621813_n.jpg)
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 15, 2011, 10:37:14 PM
Bob Greasy, aren't you a fan of the Leafs (As am I !), who currently have the NHL's longest drought?

You and Czech should have your own thread, a la Damaramu.

And in the Canucks defence, 2004-2005 really wasn't their fault
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on June 15, 2011, 11:32:48 PM
So did anyone die during these riots?
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on June 16, 2011, 12:05:54 AM
It pisses me off more that Montreal had Boston beat but ignored their gameplan after game two.

I'd still fire Julien though.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: AntiLeaf33 on June 16, 2011, 01:13:44 AM
It pisses me off more that Montreal had Boston beat but ignored their gameplan after game two.

I'd still fire Julien though.

Or that Montreal lost 3 OT games in that series. 1 OT goal and it could have all changed.

Alas, Boston's #4 team wins a Championship.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 16, 2011, 03:24:16 AM
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/260231_10150207077575924_686700923_7315461_6722294_n.jpg)

lirl
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Post by: Harley Quinn on June 16, 2011, 03:34:48 AM
(http://l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/editorial_image/cc/ccc141c999cf37eb3565acfd28bc11a9/boston_bruins_dominate_game_win_st_stanley_cup_since_.jpg)
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 16, 2011, 03:51:32 AM
lirl

Lirl? I have the same shirt, but it has Linden's name and number on it.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on June 16, 2011, 04:08:36 AM
I can't believe that many Laker fans made the trip to Vancouver.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on June 16, 2011, 04:11:36 AM
I don't know why Boston fans are happy, though. It's still only the first round!
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: BPSS on June 16, 2011, 05:29:55 AM
Bob Greasy, aren't you a fan of the Leafs (As am I !), who currently have the NHL's longest drought?

You and Czech should have your own thread, a la Damaramu.

And in the Canucks defence, 2004-2005 really wasn't their fault

"One is Canadian; the other American. He's a libertarian, and he's a communist. What could these two possibly have in common?

THEY BOTH HATE THE CANUCKS AND STUPID BOB BARRON!

Tune in to Czech and Ship's Olde Time Variety Hour and Sports Call-In Show weekdays on the FAN 590"
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 16, 2011, 05:31:07 AM
Amazing Rando would be proud
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Post by: Thrasher on June 16, 2011, 05:33:17 AM
I sure hope the Maple Leafs don't win the Cup. Toronto would disappear off the map.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 16, 2011, 05:37:17 AM
I sure hope the Maple Leafs don't win the Cup.

Brian Burke and Ron Wilson have that covered.

Poor Phil Kessel
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Amy pats fan on June 16, 2011, 06:03:04 AM
Wouldnt Vancouver have rioted just the same if they won?
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 16, 2011, 06:31:11 AM
I sure hope the Maple Leafs don't win the Cup. Toronto would disappear off the map.

Thats not a bad thing then.
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Post by: the max on June 16, 2011, 06:56:21 AM
(http://web7.twitpic.com/img/322820161-48a9d0a92a0279910786cf89fb2c9b39.4df9a2e8-scaled.jpg)

I'm giving a Bruins fan temporary custody of YEAH-UH! after this.

EDIT: I choose you, the max!

Thank you very much but I think I have a better picture.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 16, 2011, 06:57:29 AM
Wouldnt Vancouver have rioted just the same if they won?

Yes, but double the numbers of injured/arrested.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Thrasher on June 16, 2011, 09:15:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWLqLeRv5sw&feature=player_embedded#at=199
I wish the guy half way through the video would have stolen that dude's skateboard then beat him to death with it. I honestly expected better from Canadians.

Edit:This guy not so lucky.
http://www.realradio.fm/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=425022&article=8715092 (http://www.realradio.fm/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=425022&article=8715092)
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Post by: Thrasher on June 16, 2011, 01:56:39 PM
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/16/photos-riots-fire-destruction-after-vancouvers-loss/ (http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/16/photos-riots-fire-destruction-after-vancouvers-loss/)
These pictures really convey the damage that was done.
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Post by: Beer Baron on June 16, 2011, 02:17:39 PM
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/16/photos-riots-fire-destruction-after-vancouvers-loss/ (http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/16/photos-riots-fire-destruction-after-vancouvers-loss/)
These pictures really convey the damage that was done.

I'm sure it was the Liberals fault for these riots.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on June 16, 2011, 02:30:28 PM
I love how people are bragging about rioting on Facebook WHERE EVERYONE CAN SEE THEIR REAL NAMES!

Though love can bloom in a riot:

(http://fastcache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/11/2011/06/original.jpg)
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 16, 2011, 04:48:19 PM
Luongo Chokes.
Canucks Fall.
Love Survives.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 17, 2011, 11:25:55 AM
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“I think they got really cocky,’’...“They thought they were going to roll over us. We hated them so much. We really did. Just so cocky. And we prevailed. We kept on working. It was just everything about them — the diving, hitting Horty [Nathan Horton], the whining in the papers. But you know, we took it, we went with it . . . stuck to our game, played our game, and won it.’’

BRAD FUCKING MARCHAND

BRAD FUCKING MARCHAND
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Beer Baron on June 17, 2011, 11:28:30 AM
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“I think they got really cocky,’’...“They thought they were going to roll over us. We hated them so much. We really did. Just so cocky. And we prevailed. We kept on working. It was just everything about them — the diving, hitting Horty [Nathan Horton], the whining in the papers. But you know, we took it, we went with it . . . stuck to our game, played our game, and Thomas won it for us.’’

BRAD FUCKING MARCHAND

BRAD FUCKING MARCHAND
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: the max on June 17, 2011, 08:38:42 PM
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“I think they got really cocky,’’...“They thought they were going to roll over us. We hated them so much. We really did. Just so cocky. And we prevailed. We kept on working. It was just everything about them — the diving, hitting Horty [Nathan Horton], the whining in the papers. But you know, we took it, we went with it . . . stuck to our game, played our game, and Thomas won it for us.’’

BRAD FUCKING MARCHAND

BRAD FUCKING MARCHAND

(http://i.imgur.com/UHdOU.gif)
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: KingPK on June 18, 2011, 03:07:54 AM
LOL at the cops along the parade route taking pictures of the Cup.  And it seems like Marchand has been perpetually drunk since Wednesday night.
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Post by: Harley Quinn on June 18, 2011, 07:26:34 AM
Reports said there were 1 Million or so people at the parade itself.
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Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on June 18, 2011, 07:57:35 AM
It was the biggest of the Boston parades which kind of surprised me since I always thought the Bruins were at best a distant 3rd in terms of popularity  behind the Red Sox and Patriots but I think the beautiful weather today had a lot to do with the massive attendance.
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Post by: Cartman on June 18, 2011, 10:03:54 AM
Yea, i'm willing to bet that if the Red Sox or Patriots Parades were in June as opposed to November/February they would have been about the same as today.
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Post by: MFer on June 19, 2011, 10:41:10 AM
Forgot to mention this, but how many times has the Stanley Cup Finals ended after the NBA Finals?
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on June 19, 2011, 10:49:05 AM
No idea but the scroll on NESN said it was the first time it had happened since 2002.
Title: The Sharks look unstoppable: The First Round of the NHL Playoffs
Post by: Czech on June 19, 2011, 01:07:12 PM
Hockey should be over before June 1st. This is getting kind of ridiculous that the freakin' NBA, you know, the "hey let's take four days between first round games so no one can miss Washington and Orlando" NBA, can get its shit done in less time than the NHL. Start the season in the last few days of September and cram everything in before April 1st so we can get this over with before everyone's skating on slush.