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2012 NHL Play Off Thread  
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2447 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

I guess most Canadians dont care   but its NHL play off time again

As they say, how do you know its spring in Canada? The Leafs are out 

Match ups

Flyers vs Pens
Wings vs Preds
Kings vs Canucks
Sens vs Rangers
Caps vs Bruins

My guesses are:

Pens in 6 - just because #87
Preds in 7 - tough call
Canucks in 5 - too good for LA (as long as Schneider plays mostly)
Rangers in 5 - again should be easy but not quite a sweep
Bruins in 6 - head speaking, heart would love to see Ovechkin step up a gear and eliminate those a$$holes  D)


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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2778 times:
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All I have to say is go Rangers! They've got it this year I think. I'm hoping the Penguins go down just because I can't stand Crosby and my buddy is a die hard.
Blue



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User currently offlinestarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

You missed a few match-ups:

Rangers - Senators
Bruins - Capitols
Panthers - Devils
Penguins - Flyers

Canucks - Kings
Blues - Sharks
Coyotes - Blackhawks
Predators - Redwings

I am rooting for my Penguins all the way. Not sure how the rest of the match-ups will turn out though.


User currently onlineDano1977 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Jun 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

My money is on Penguins for the cup!


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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Playoffs without the Canadiens are not proper playoffs  .

Anyway, my predictions:

Rangers - Senators: Rangers in 5
Bruins - Capitals: Bruins in 6
Panthers - Devils: Devils in 7
Penguins - Flyers: Penguins in 7

Canucks - Kings: Canucks in 5
Blues - Sharks: Blues in 6
Coyotes - Blackhawks: Chicago in 6
Predators - Redwings: Nashville in 6

I'm really looking forward to Pens v. Flyers. Also, Bruins v. Capitals and Preds v. Redwings should be interesting  



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Scores from yesterday

Flyers 4 - Pens 3 (Pens took a 3-0 lead and the first Flyers goal was a mile off side and they won it in OT)
Wings 2 - Preds 3
Kings 4 - Canucks 2

Down to earth with a bump for Canuck nation, terrible performance, 2 game suspension for Bitz (rightly so) & Luongo was probably their best player.

The NHL have changed the rules again for the play offs and there are a lot of calls, particularly for charging and snow showers not given in the regular season. Its not like the Preds or Wings to get as many calls... and its no excuse for the Canucks to lose and play so badly, but the refs need to put the whistle away a bit more and it will really irk everybody if they carry on like this but at the same time miss such a blatant off side (Flyers 1st goal).

Three games playing right now, Rangers are whooping the Sens 4 zip, Sharks are 1 up on the Blues and the Caps are tied goalless with the Bruins so far.



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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
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Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 5):
Flyers 4 - Pens 3 (Pens took a 3-0 lead and the first Flyers goal was a mile off side and they won it in OT)
Wings 2 - Preds 3
Kings 4 - Canucks 2

Great games thus far IMO. As a Rangers fan it is tough to root for the Flyers but boy do I hate the Penguins. I bet my buddy after the second Bygrz wouldn't lose it for em. He thought he made a safe bet. I won a dinner though    . I was excited to see the Rangers do work and happy the Canucks lost. Get the Sedin sisters out of the playoffs asap.
Blue



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User currently offlinemke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Coyotes nearly coughed one up tonight - gave up a game-tying goal with literally seconds left on the clock in the 3rd period but managed to survive in OT. Despite being seeded third it still seems like they're the underdog in the series, hopefully they can pull it out after they were swept in the first round last year.


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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9191 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

That Pens game pissed me off. They cannot allow for that to continue. This series will end way too quickly if they keep getting soft...


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User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 5):
Down to earth with a bump for Canuck nation

...and the possibility of another riot - but it is a long series so we'll see



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7396 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 4):
Playoffs without the Canadiens are not proper playoffs .

   we'll get them next year!!!

As a Phoenix resident, I was ecstatic to see the overtime win last night! MMMMMIKE SMITH!!!!!



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User currently onlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3605 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

I don't understand why they even have a regular season, they should just start out with the playoffs. Don't more teams make the playoffs than not? Seems they last as long as the regular season, crap, they are still playing ice hockey in June...wake us when it's over.

User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11576 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Quoting homer71 (Reply 9):
and the possibility of another riot - but it is a long series so we'll see

The problem is: The Canucks are trying to earn The Cup the old fashioned way: by playing. Instead of being an American team and giving the board of governors cash.

Quoting mham001 (Reply 11):
...wake us when it's over.

Says the baseball fan. That season runs March to November? Right? Eight months of watching a game of catch. *yawn*



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Pens in 6 - just because #87
Quoting steeler83 (Reply 8):

That Pens game pissed me off. They cannot allow for that to continue. This series will end way too quickly if they keep getting soft...

My Flyers are looking like a HOT team right now. All I can do when I think about Pittsburgh - the city and the Penguins - is laugh.

Marc


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 6):
Get the Sedin sisters out of the playoffs asap

Only one is playing, Daniel is out with concussion. If the Canucks carry on the way they are, looks like your wish will be granted.........

Recent scores

12th
Caps 0 vs Bruins 1 (OT win)
Hawks 2 vs Coyotes 3
13th
Devils 3 vs Panthers 2
Flyers 8 vs Pens 5
Wings 3 vvs Preds 2
Kings 4 vs Canucks 2
14th
Caps 2 vs Bruins 1
Sens 3 vs Rangers 2
Sharks 0 vs Blues 3
Hawks 1 vs Coyotes 2



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 14):
Flyers 8 vs Pens 5

Probably the best game of the playoffs so far. I've got Giroux on my fantasy team, so it helped go from second last in my work's fantasy pool to second in only one night!

Quoting mham001 (Reply 11):
Don't more teams make the playoffs than not?

16 teams make it, 14 do not.

Quoting seb146 (Reply 12):
Says the baseball fan. That season runs March to November? Right? Eight months of watching a game of catch. *yawn*

Agreed. 162 games is ridiculous. But I guess it's easier to play that many games when you're playing laziest sport on the planet   



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7396 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Jeez-- today's Flyers vs Pens game....did we just witness a boxing match, or what?


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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Jeez-- today's Flyers vs Pens game....did we just witness a boxing match, or what?

Crosby is an embarrassment. All he did all game was run his mouth and start 3 fights that he couldn't finish. I used to be a huge fan of him, but ever since he returned from injury he has been a total disgrace. Captains should never behave like that.

That game had some rough goaltending though. Bylsma and Laviolette must be losing their minds.



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

I predicted the Penguins in 7, but it looks like it's going to be a sweep from the Flyers...

Out of 164 times, only 3 teams managed to recover from a 3-0 deficit: the Leafs in 1942, the Islanders in 1975 and the Flyers in 2010. It does not give much hope for Pitts.



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Jeez-- today's Flyers vs Pens game....did we just witness a boxing match, or what?
Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 17):
Crosby is an embarrassment. All he did all game was run his mouth and start 3 fights that he couldn't finish. I used to be a huge fan of him, but ever since he returned from injury he has been a total disgrace. Captains should never behave like that.

That game had some rough goaltending though. Bylsma and Laviolette must be losing their minds.

As disgraceful as the game was, I have to say I'm sick and tired of the league refusing to run the game right. Get the calls right! Period. The tying Briere goal in Game 1 was offside--several calls today were bad. There is no excuse for swallowing your whistle or making a bad call! Don't get me started on the classless Flyer fans today!  



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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2487 times:
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Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Jeez-- today's Flyers vs Pens game....did we just witness a boxing match, or what?

That has to be one of the craziest games I've ever watched. I'd be surprised if some suspensions don't come from the NHL, especially on the Penguins side. There were some scary shots. Their bench was a ghost town at the end of the game. Though It was entertaining to watch. I just wish someone really would have put Crosby in his place. The refs protected him like a newborn. I wish this Crosby mania will go away. He is a great hockey player, but they make him out to be the best ever. Though it does look like this series will be over soon. I thought for sure it would go to at least 5 or 6 games. But possibly 4 is shocking.
Blue



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

And the Rats are back! Not that I am a big hockey fan but besides for the 12-14,000 people who go to hockey games on a consistent basis in South Florida I do not know anyone who is. Well I do have some Canadian friends from school but they do not have anyone to root for this year.

First playoff win since 1997! Wow that is a long time. It would be great to steal a game in NJ and bring back home ice but I wont get my hopes up. Playoff hockey is great though. I do not watch much during the regular season but if there is a game in the playoffs I am watching it. At least until the NBA playoffs start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky2QHT4UJ4M



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 20):
I just wish someone really would have put Crosby in his place.

The media sure did. You should have seen his post-game interview. He was incredibly childish. When asked why he pushed away Voracek's glove when he was trying to pick it up, Crosby's answer was "I don't like anybody on that team...I just don't like them". The 11-year old house league kids I used to coach give more mature answers than that! I can't find a good link at the moment, but I'll post if I do find one. It's all over Sportscentre right now.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 20):
I'd be surprised if some suspensions don't come from the NHL, especially on the Penguins sid

I don't think anything was serious enough to warrant suspensions (look at what Weber got away with the other night) but I expect to see some fines.

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 19):
Get the calls right! Period.

   Reffing in this particular series has been awful.

Quoting flymia (Reply 21):
Well I do have some Canadian friends from school but they do not have anyone to root for this year.

Oh, I didn't realize Ottawa and Vancouver were in the US!



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 22):
Reffing in this particular series has been awful.

And I thought Pittsburgh was supposed to be the NHL's "golden franchise." Not that I want preferential treatment, just a fair fight. Canadians wonder why Lemieux called the league a "garage league"? Here's a really good reason why! I'm sorry, Canadians, but the fighting's gotta go--this was not a hockey game, neither was the last game. As long as Buttman and company keep listening to dinosaurs like Cherry and Milbury, this is what they get! I know our defense has been suspect the last few weeks, but please!



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 22):
Oh, I didn't realize Ottawa and Vancouver were in the US!


Completely forgot Ottawa was in it. As for Vancouver I am aware, watching right now really talking more about east coast as 100% of the Canadians I know are from Montreal or Toronto.

Question:
Do Montreal, Edmonton Toronto etc.. or really any Canadian team fan root for Ottawa or Vancouver or is it more of a dislike for those rival teams and rather see a US team win? Or it really depends on which team I imagine.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
25 BMI727 : When you have two of the league's top players suffering from post-concussion symptoms it looks that much dumber. Want to reduce head injuries? Stop l
26 apodino : Very entertaining game today. Asham is definitely going to be getting a phone call from Mr. Shanahan, and I believe he will be suspended for that hit
27 GrahamHill : I think so too. For example, if Montreal were out of the playoffs, but Toronto weren't, you would never see a Habs fan rooting for the Leafs, no matt
28 WestJet747 : It's not an issue of whether fighting should be allowed or not. It's an issue of all these kids coming into the league thinking they're tough. In my
29 BMI727 : Doesn't matter. If you want to keep players safe, start by banning fighting. These guys get paid way too much to let them be hitting each other in th
30 flymia : I figured it would be that way.
31 Cadet985 : This was mentioned tonight on one of our Sunday night sports shows here in Philly. Pittsburgh is an older, and presumably more mature team, whereas t
32 GrahamHill : Canucks lost again tonight. They're 3-0 down, on the verge of being swept by LA. Jonathan Quick has been quite remarkable tonight, stopping 41 shots.
33 YVRLTN : But only 9 / 41 caused him to actually move... shocking, lots of calls in Canuck nation for Vigneault to go today. Dont really agree, its up to the p
34 GrahamHill : Agree. They need to get their attack back on track. I heard Daniel Sedin might play game 4. I don't know if it's reasonable for him, but it shows how
35 Post contains images PHX787 : You kidding me? They have so much class! They have so much class, the Queen is jealous!
36 GuitrThree : Preds up 3-1. Wings age finally caught up to them?? Looking for an electric crowd at the Tire Barn in Nashville Friday to finish them off.
37 BMI727 : The NHL should be ashamed and embarrassed after the last few days. Brendan Shanahan is an idiot and should resign immediately, having been incompetent
38 YVRLTN : Blues vs Sharks finishes 4-3 yesterday Three more today Panthers 4 vs Devils 3 Preds 3 vs Wings 1 Coyotes 3 vs Hawks 2 So in the west Los Angeles King
39 blink182 : Agree entirely Weber should have gotten Shaw's three games; what Weber did to Zetterberg wasn't a hockey play. For Shaw, Smith naturally went down, b
40 elbandgeek : I have never been so livid leaving a game as I was last night. Torres is a scumbag who has now gotten away with cheap headhits on my team TWICE (exact
41 WestJet747 : At least he has more balls than the last guy. Campbell would rather drop a big fine and let the guy play the next day than to actually make him sit.
42 Post contains links GrahamHill : Torres has been suspended indefinitely. His hearing will occur on Friday: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=628445
43 connies4ever : Aren't the Leafs officially eliminated after training camp ? Well, that's certainly not going to happen. Jonathan Quick is out tending Luongo/Schneid
44 elbandgeek : Give me a break First of all, he should have not been allowed back in the net at all because of concussion protocol and yet he was perfectly "fine" t
45 BMI727 : No he didn't. He deserved a penalty for goaltender interference, and that's it. The contact was incidental. Look at the tape: he didn't lower the sho
46 Post contains links WestJet747 : Ok, let's explore this. By your logic, the time I was cross-checked in the throat by an opposing player and went, I should have been immediately pull
47 PHX787 : You know, I looked at this play a million times. There was nothing Torres could've done to slow down. He was traveling way too fast to try to get the
48 Post contains links connies4ever : Interesting article on www.cbc.ca today: City of Markham (north side of TO) to vote on the 26th whether or not to build a $300M 20,000 seat arena/ente
49 Post contains links JetBlueGuy2006 : There are a bunch of articles floating around about how Shanahan is trying to "make up" for the fine for the hit on Zetterberg http://bleacherreport.
50 Post contains links BMI727 : You couldn't be more wrong. Look at this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rELP0bYLg4 On the first camera view, look at where Shaw's path is tak
51 connies4ever : I am not sure I believe what I just saw. After 1 period, Pitt 4 Philly 3, 46 shorts, multiple penalties, 4 lead changes. Like river hockey. It''s bein
52 WestJet747 : The part where Torres left his feet at the hit. No excuse for that. They'll probably build the arena, but no NHL team is moving there. Proximity to T
53 steeler83 : I'll be damned... The Pens do have life to 'em after all... Ehhhh, but it's only the 2nd period. I'm sure we all thought the Pens would win games 1 an
54 PSA53 : A major upset in the making? Kings go at it in 1/2 hr.Kings need to go all the way but I doubt it.Will see.[Edited 2012-04-18 18:25:16]
55 connies4ever : Now Pitt 9 Philly 3 after 2. Looks like pond hockey. 7 PP goals total. Some ugliness evident, could be interesting in the 3rd. You can't season tix fo
56 connies4ever : Final Pitt 10 Philly 3. Didn't see that one coming. Friday night in Pitt will be interesting.
57 BMI727 : How completely wrong you are. Then you have a problem with the rules and not having penalties severe enough for goalie interference. The simple fact
58 YVRLTN : Craziness... first time 10 scored in the playoffs since 1989, funnily enough between same teams! Scores from tonight Pens 10 vs Flyers 3 - series now
59 connies4ever : Luongo won't be leaving anytime soon, but Schneider might be going to Columbus. Lu's contract pays him $7M per, so a deal would have to be worked out
60 GrahamHill : Good call on calling back Daniel Sedin too!
61 PSA53 : Schneider was last night.If the Kings would have scored the penalty shot I believe they would have won the game.But it seem to have caused a big let
62 PHX787 : Aaaaaaaand the Coyotes-Black Hawks series is 4-4....when it comes to overtimes. Mike Smith as usual kicking certain ass. Wonder who will win. IMO Coyo
63 GuitrThree : Wow.. No Redwings fans here tonight? Wonder why? Let's go Preds..... First to move on. Pecks comes through again. Rads and Leggy finally start showing
64 ipodguy7 : How bout them Preds!!!! Who said hockey doesn't belong in the south!? Bring on the yotes! Oh and how about Pekka Rinne!? Best goal tender in the leagu
65 connies4ever : I still think the Radulov decision stinks. Got around the waiver issue in a somewhat dodgy manner. Guy can play, though. That said, before the playof
66 747srule : My beloved Red Wings start their golf season on Monday.Bummer!
67 connies4ever : TORRES WATCH: 25 (twenty-five) games. That's a big bite out of the old pay cheque. Can't say I feel sorry for him. In the last 13 months 3 suspensions
68 PHX787 : Jesus H. Christ -_- We're gonna be feeling that here in PHX. All we need is a win and some re-organization time :/
69 Post contains images WestJet747 : I'm not surprised. The Preds have been really great this year (at least compared to years passed). They will probably be the team I cheer for in the
70 PHX787 : After the Habs year this year, you bet!
71 connies4ever : The Coyotes in Phoenix are 'dead man walking'. The NHL does not want to continue to own the team, Glendale itself is more or less bust, so can't cont
72 ltbewr : Shanahan had no other choice especially with the NHL mandated pressure as to a 'headhunters' like this guy causing major brain trauma and the league
73 blink182 : I thought NJ would trounce Florida in five, but clearly that hasn't happened. For the Rangers, their present for winning the East is to play one of a
74 connies4ever : Pitt out now too, two years in a row in the first round. Changes coming, I would think. I think a little more back end talent might help. Interesting
75 GrahamHill : And the Canucks as well. When they went in OT, I had the weird feeling they would lose the game. Will Alain Vigneault survive this early elimination?
76 connies4ever : Many things for the Aquilini family (principals in the ownership group) to consider: - do they keep Mike Gillis as GM ? (Gillis as a player agent was
77 Post contains images GrahamHill : No small decisions to make here. Montreal need first a GM! Any news about this, by the way?
78 connies4ever : No doubt a GM (and a decent one in such a market) is Job #1. But I think if Vigneault were available the Molson family would make it clear what their
79 WestJet747 : You do know that Vigneault has previously coached the Montreal Canadiens and was fired midway through the season, right? I haven't heard anything abo
80 connies4ever : I do but with a different GM you never know. Not sure Patrick Roy is ready for the pressure cooker that is Montreal. Coaching a junior team is a lot
81 Post contains images YVRLTN : Earliest ever a Presidents Trophy winner has been eliminated - piss poor stuff Canucks, lets face it, if you cant beat LA, how can you think about get
82 Post contains images EA CO AS : DOGS RULE!
83 Post contains images PHX787 : GUESS WHO JUST DESTROYED THE BLACK HAWKS FINALLY!!!!!!!!! Go Yotes!!!
84 connies4ever : Gillis signing Lu to that insane contract and then in essence be coming his boss is rather unsavoury, to say the least. My take is he has to go. Boot
85 blink182 : Exactly, but what I find sad is that Luongo almost appears to be a pariah for everything that went wrong these playoffs. Even AV admitted that his de
86 GuitrThree : My Cats are going to beat up your Dogs... Going to be a long, defensive 1-nothing, 2-1, 3-2 series with a couple of overtimes. Anyone who wants to se
87 ipodguy7 : I agree with you as far as the goaltending, but I see the Preds easily taking it due to the extreme depth we have when it comes to scoring, and the w
88 BOStonsox : Hopefully tomorrow (or tonight, since it is now technically Wednesday) the Bruins will win Game 7. If Ottawa beats the Rangers, that would be ideal fo
89 Post contains images PHX787 : Relocation? Probably to a little place called JOBING.COM ARENA Although I'm a yotes fan, I hope to see some good goaltending from Rinne....because hi
90 connies4ever : Quebec has Le Colisee which seats just over 15,000. I believe it is getting a touch up over the summer in case Phoenix are moved to Quebec -- basical
91 GrahamHill : If I can allow myself to take an example from football, the same was said about Pep Guardiola when he took over FC Barcelona. His only experience as
92 connies4ever : Fair enough, good example. He must be crying in his cerveza today, though, after last night's result. No doubt the Habs had a crappy season. Haven't
93 EA CO AS : Actually, the word is two potential buyers want to relocate back to US Airways Center, which has promised renovations to the sightlines to improve th
94 PHX787 : Someone told me that the Yotes have the lease on jobing.com for a while?
95 Post contains images WestJet747 : Oh geez, at first I thought you were possibly making a reference to Florida making it to the finals. I was about to flame the hell out of you! Not wi
96 connies4ever : No. On that topic, b.t.w., Buttman recently stated that a 2nd team in Toronto would NOT have to pay to enter the Leafs 'territory'. The vote on the n
97 BOStonsox : Well, that was a bad way for us to go out. We still have the Celtics though.
98 connies4ever : Seemed to these eyes that the Bruins lacked drive throughout most of the series. Also, some of their scorers didn't show up (Lucic, for one, also Mar
99 connies4ever : Couple of interesting developments this week in the NHL: a) open forum in Winnipeg with the GM, Kevin Cheveldayoff, and the fans. In the forum he indi
100 GuitrThree : Ugggh. Last nights game was ugly. Preds full of rust the first half of the game then when they finally turned it on Smitty shut the door. Wow is he go
101 PHX787 : You now know why those of us here in PHX are all pumped up. at the beginning of the season, we all had huge doubts about Smitty. Now we're 3 games fr
102 Post contains images EA CO AS : Two.
103 connies4ever : Absolutely. I can't recall seeing more dismissals from the face-off than this year. Not sure the reason but it is irritating, I agree, drop the frick
104 PHX787 : Hell yeah! what a game. Best they've played the entire playoffs!
105 NASCARAirforce : Kinda lost interest since the Wings went out in 5. I will start paying attention again though in the Conference finals and of course will watch the Cu
106 GrahamHill : The Kings now lead the series 2-0. I don't know what happened to St-Louis in the first period (I have not watched the game), but conceding 4 goals, of
107 Post contains links GrahamHill : Marc Bergevin is the new GM of Montreal: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=630394&navid=DL|NHL|home
108 Post contains images WestJet747 : Note the blatant hiring of a Montrealer. All 3 candidates were Montreal natives. It drives me absilutely up the wall that the Molsons go out of their
109 GrahamHill : Do you imply that Quebecers are too dumb to do the job? If you have talent inside Quebec, why looking somewhere else? Who would have been your ideal
110 Post contains images WestJet747 : How about Pekka Rinne last night eh?! Some masterful goaltending! I'm a Quebecer, so I sure hope not! But there is plenty more talent outside of Quebe
111 Post contains images GrahamHill : Will the Kings sweep the 2nd best team in the West? As a Frenchman working in Montreal (and who worked 7 years in Ireland before that), I could not ag
112 GuitrThree : Congrats Coyote's! Looks like you won't have to travel far to play the Kings in the next round... I'm throwing in the towel. Smitty just too good. Goi
113 PHX787 : One more game u know -_- lol but I agree. Mike Smith is a force to be reckoned with. That guy learned something this year and I'm not sure what it is
114 Post contains links srbmod : Looks like the Coyotes fans may have something else to cheer for at tonight's game against Nashville. The NHL is scheduled to announce that they have
115 Post contains images PHX787 : I read an article in today's newspaper that said that the deal by Mr. Jamison is probably the only economical option by the NHL and the Yotes. it's s
116 srbmod : There's quite a few jilted Thrashers fans that wished the NHL cared as much about keeping a team in Atlanta as they do about keeping a team in Phoeni
117 WestJet747 : So as I'm leaving the office I find out that Claude Giroux has been suspended a game for head hit. Unfortunately I missed the game and didn't see it,
118 Post contains images PHX787 : they made the official announcement tonight at the game. Oh, by the way: GO COYOTES!!!!!! LA IS GONNA BE TAKEN DOWNNNNNN!!!!!!
119 blink182 : LA vs. PHX for a trip to the Cup Finals. Six weeks ago who'da thunk it? Meanwhile, we've got two game sixes to look forward to in the East. Thoughts o
120 Post contains links GrahamHill : Is this going to be a year for the underdogs? LA, Phoenix and now New Jersey! And Bryzgalov, oh my oh my... What went through his mind in front of Cla
121 connies4ever : Indeed. This has emerged rather late in the day, so I wonder how solid the group is. I think there's also some talk of moving back to US Airways aren
122 Post contains links connies4ever : Interesting article on possible fate of the Coyotes, from today's Hockey News: http://www.thehockeynews.com/article...e-will-regret-keeping-Coyotes.ht
123 PHX787 : The owner has been working extensively with the city of Glendale, so No, i don't think they're going back downtown.
124 GuitrThree : I made the same prediction of the Preds taking down the Coyotes.. And you see where that got me!
125 PHX787 : And now we're getting our asses handed to us by the Kings. a number of things: HORRIBLE officiating, NOT taking shots on the net HORRIBLE defense Too
126 EA CO AS : Actually, it's just one basic thing; they're not creating enough traffic in front of the net. That's what gets you the goals you need, and they're ju
127 Post contains images Mir : Rangers and Devils now tied at 1 after New Jersey wins Game 2 3-2. Pisses me off to no end that NBC Sports is not among the available channels at my h
128 connies4ever : Pretty much been a constant throughout the playoffs. I have read that the new rules regarding headshots are distracting officials from the actual cal
129 Post contains images WestJet747 : It hasn't been the greatest, but it hasn't been exceptionally horrible. The officiating certainly hasn't been bad enough to blame Pheonix's problems
130 PHX787 : One move and BAM they're out. Wait?! How long is he out for?
131 WestJet747 : He's not out at all. He was ejected from that game but Shanny didn't suspend him.
132 PHX787 : Oh thank god. However, I don't have any hopes for this series anymore. The Kings are just too hot, and Phoenix would need a miracle to win 4 of these
133 Post contains images connies4ever : Yah, unfortunately for you as a fan. I must admit a bit of sadness myself (Jets 1.0). But I think the end of the road is now very close for the Yotes
134 YVRLTN : Thinking about it, in the past few seasons, have not at least three teams that knocked out the Canucks gone on to win the cup? Maybe a good omen for
135 us330 : Nobody wanted to play the Kings in the first round because of the Quick factor--a guy who shouldnt only be nominated for the vezina, but the hart as
136 Post contains images WestJet747 : *cough* Anze Kopitar *cough*
137 PHX787 : Who the heck was it that flat-out tackled Shane Doan today? This is hockey, not NFL. That was a horrible penalty call by the refs too.
138 Post contains images connies4ever : I think it can safely be said that Anze Kopitar is the best Slovenian hockey player ever The goal last night was a thing of beauty, very soft and def
139 us330 : *cough* team was 29th in total goals scored *cough*
140 PHX787 : I've gotten a chance to calm down after tonight's fiasco. I officially dislike LA. (using less strong words.) Did anybody see any sort of physical con
141 Post contains images WestJet747 : I hope you acted better than your team did! The Coyotes did not lose very graciously last night. Very disappointing to see Mike Smith throw his stick
142 PHX787 : I hoped those two went at it -_- such a horrible series for these guys. I disagree, I really hoped Doaner and Smith chewed the ears off those refs. M
143 GuitrThree : So, anyone guess #6 Devils and #8 Kings?
144 Post contains images ltbewr : Who would have thunk this: Devils v. Kings. Back in fall, the Devils were in trouble with injuries, but somehow got some waiver guys, some from their
145 Post contains links connies4ever : Well, good luck with that. LA just too "Quick" for NJ. Also LA's best players are being their best players, not so for NJ. Where is Ilya ? This might
146 GuitrThree : Not so fast!!! The Kings were the one team I didn't want my Preds to have to face. Unfortunately, they never made it there to even try. The Coyotes,
147 Post contains images connies4ever : Last time NJ were out of their home time zone was I believe January 14th when they were in Winnipeg (2-1 NJ win). They could possibly be suffering fr
148 Mir : Last night's game was so embarrassing to watch. The Devils are showing no fight, no heart, no poise. Brodeur isn't playing badly, but he can't do it a
149 GrahamHill : Yep, and they proved it again last night. 4-0, and it does not suffer any questioning! I really don't know what the Devils can do to beat this team.
150 YVRLTN : Incredible... maybe this is the lesson for certain teams to learn. Play crap in the season, then up the tempo and play like stars in the play offs. T
151 PSA53 : I'm almost hoping the Kings will lose tonight.NBC hold the TV rights on the series and they're going to put it on NBCsports channel which is just crap
152 PSA53 : Hmm...I got deleted.Why? Was it NBC no coverage or the Obama joke? But it was clean no matter what.
153 Mir : There will be a Game 5. The Devils played their best game of the series tonight. They'll need to build on this one - there's still a long way to go. -
154 PHX787 : And BOOM F*** Los Angeles!!!! (butthurt...sorry)
155 Mir : Well, a complete disaster for the Devils. A penalty that shouldn't have happened led to three (THREE!) goals, and that was that. I feel like crap for
156 blink182 : That was an ugly game. Congrats to the Kings though; they were clearly the better of the two teams. I guess LA's fan(s?) can finally get over Marty Mc
157 Emirates773ER : Wonder if anyone in LA even knows that they just won the Stanley Cup.
158 bmacleod : Well Kings win it all. That 5 minute Devils penalty in 1st period was a real killer for them.
159 connies4ever : Now that the Kings are indeed Kings, it's awards dinner then the amateur draft. For the awards I'll take: Vezina - James Quick Art Ross - Stamkos I be
160 Mir : Henrique should get it IMO, but I'm not exactly unbiased. -Mir
161 connies4ever : Well, my last contribution seems to have been deleted. Although no e-mail notification. Now that LA have won the cup, it's on to the NHL Awards in Veg
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