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The 2013 NHL Playoffs!  
User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

Well, they've been underway now since yesterday. Since nobody else posted about it yet, I guess I'll get this ball rolling.

With the start of the playoffs yesterday, we have the Blackhawks, Ducks, and Blues all picking up wins to lead the series. One thing that I find interesting is that the Blackhawks had to go to overtime to pick up their hard-fought 2-1 victory. Game two in this series should be interesting. St. Louis also picked up a 2-1 victory over the Kings, and Anaheim had the largest margin of victory on opening day with a 3-1 decision over Detroit.

Tonight, well it's very obvious how much Sid Crosby is missed in Pittsburgh. If that's not bad enough, Orpik also was a scratch. Boy, do I feel for those sorry-looking Penguins.

Yeahhh... no Sid, no problem.

That was their approach while Sid rested and recovered (which he's continuing) from that slap-shot injury at the end of March, and it very much still is. After two periods they're up 5-0. Will the fighting Isles find some life and get into this series?

Meanwhile, Boston is about to post a 4-1 decision in their favor over the Leafs. Later tonight, we have San Jose hosting Vancouver...

Ok... thoughts...


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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4083 times:
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Judging by tonight's performance, the Islanders are for sure going to win the cup   . Kidding of course. I think this is going to be a pretty interesting playoff run for all the teams. I have Chicago and the Canadiens making the cup. I wish my Wild could get it done, but starting off playing the Blackhawks was a death sentence. Hopefully they will reorganize and come back strong next year.
This is how I have my bracket. Now I'm no expert so obviously chances are it is wrong. But fingers crossed!
http://i.imgur.com/1w8KkHr.png
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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1935 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Thread starter):
Will the fighting Isles find some life and get into this series?

No. They should thank their lucky stars that they were fortunate enough to squeak into the playoffs and earn a little extra revenue.

Quoting steeler83 (Thread starter):
Meanwhile, Boston is about to post a 4-1 decision in their favor over the Leafs.

The only people surprised by that are Leafs fans. Honestly, I live in southern Ontario and the tweets and Facebook statuses have been beyond obnoxious. Literally dozens every day.

Anyway...Bruins in 5.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):

I'm one of the biggest Habs fans out there...but I'm skeptical to whether they can beat the Pens, especially if Crosby is back. Obviously I hope they do, but I won't get my hopes up too high (like all the Leafs fans).



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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4064 times:
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Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 2):
I'm one of the biggest Habs fans out there...but I'm skeptical to whether they can beat the Pens, especially if Crosby is back. Obviously I hope they do, but I won't get my hopes up too high (like all the Leafs fans).

It should be interesting for sure. My roommate is a huge Pens fan so a lot of it had to do with ticking him off. But I think they can do it. Won't be easy though.
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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1935 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 3):
My roommate is a huge Pens fan so a lot of it had to do with ticking him off.

Always a good reason.  

Both of my roommates are from Ottawa, so this first round is going to be a really tense one in my apartment.  
Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 3):
But I think they can do it.

It's a possibility, but Price needs to get his head out of his ass. He's been slacking lately and making Budaj look really good.



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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3963 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 2):

No. They should thank their lucky stars that they were fortunate enough to squeak into the playoffs and earn a little extra revenue.

Yeah... well they overcame a 2-goal deficit and then went ahead 4-3 in the 3rd to actually get a win. Kudos to them.

As for the Penguins, that CANNOT continue or they'll be eliminated very prematurely. They'll be even bigger laughing stocks than that fabled 1993 team. At least THAT team went to the 2nd round!



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User currently offlinejfk69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 5):
Yeah... well they overcame a 2-goal deficit and then went ahead 4-3 in the 3rd to actually get a win. Kudos to them.

As for the Penguins, that CANNOT continue or they'll be eliminated very prematurely. They'll be even bigger laughing stocks than that fabled 1993 team. At least THAT team went to the 2nd round!

I will be at the Ol barn this afternoon for Game 3. Hoping the Isles continue to play the hard nose 60 minutes of Hockey that got them here. It is now a 5 game series with the Isles holding home ice advantage so lets see how Fleury responds today.

Should be fun to hear the place rocking again! And for those who dont remember how loud the Coliseum can get...this will help you remember.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MypdksdVEWk


User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3926 times:
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Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 4):
Both of my roommates are from Ottawa, so this first round is going to be a really tense one in my apartment.

I'm sure it has been something! Try not to fight! My roommate and I have been yelling at each other during the games and I'm not even an Islanders fan! Though I think the Penguins vs Flyers series last year was more exciting.

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 5):
As for the Penguins, that CANNOT continue or they'll be eliminated very prematurely. They'll be even bigger laughing stocks than that fabled 1993 team. At least THAT team went to the 2nd round!

It amazes me that a team as good as they are have so much trouble in the playoffs. They should be up 3-0 right now.

Quoting jfk69 (Reply 6):
oping the Isles continue to play the hard nose 60 minutes of Hockey that got them here. It is now a 5 game series with the Isles holding home ice advantage so lets see how Fleury responds today.

It was a good game, too bad the islanders couldn't get it done. Looks like I may lose the bet with my roommate.

My Wild aren't playing too hot right now. Looks like they'll hit the golf course a little early this year. I was hoping this would be their year with the Parise and Sutter pick up, but the rest of the team needs to fall in line too. Maybe next year!
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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
and the Canadiens making the cup

Are you sure? Are you really really really sure?????

With Price in the goals, you can be sure that the Habs won't pass even the first round. Another shameful performance from him tonight vs the Sens. I'm not a Price hater, but he's been AWFUL in his last games. Tonight, goal #2 and #3 should have been stopped. You cannot afford to make those kind of mistakes in the playoffs.

Ottawa is leading the series because they have a goaltender. Period.



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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2451 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Anyone else think a Ducks/Chicago Western Conf. game would be epic?


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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 7):
It amazes me that a team as good as they are have so much trouble in the playoffs. They should be up 3-0 right now.

No I agree with that. However, the local press out of the Burgh is saying that the Islanders are packing a bit of a punch. At the same time, though, the Pens need to learn to not give up a lead regardless of which period they lead after. They blew the lead in the 2nd period of game 2 which resulted in a loss. They had a solid lead yesterday, but blew it in the 3rd period allowing the game to go to overtime. Luckily the power play came through as Dupuis made sure to end the game with the Pens on top...

I will give them this tho, they're not the same God-awful unit that embarrassed the hell out of their fans last year! I was happy to see Philly advance (fellow Pens fans, I root for anything PA, ok? If Philly advances and we don't, I'll still root for them. However, I still root for Pittsburgh when they go face to face.), but the Pens play was just sickening. Philly showed up to play hockey. I don't know what the hell the Penguins were doing other than mistaking the playoffs for the ice-capades or Disney on Ice or something...



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

I will refrain from posting my thoughts on my local teams progression. Just... wow   


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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

WTF Habs, seriously, do you know you're in the playoffs? Do you know that from now on it's do or die? What happened that you completely stopped playing in the third period tonight?! Are you tired? With a 48-game season, I hope not!

I cannot believe that lack of intensity and energy in the third, just shooting the puck as far as possible and provoking icings every 5 seconds. Damn, you looked like 80-year old men on skates. What a sad display. I'm lost for words...



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1935 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 12):
Damn, you looked like 80-year old men on skates.

Compared to the actual 80-year old men up in the booth who don't know that kicking the puck into the net is against the rules.   

I'm distraught right now. Words cannot describe how rattled I am at how lazy Montreal's defense was in those last two minutes.



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 13):
Compared to the actual 80-year old men up in the booth who don't know that kicking the puck into the net is against the rules.

That too, but I don't take this as an excuse. Some calls were bad tonight, but it does not explain why they lost. They were outshot 14 to 4 in the third period. They were barely skating to protect the puck in their own zone. They started to play with more conviction after the first Sens goal, but moments after they were back in their laziness. I don't understand this. They had a great opportunity to even the series and instead of that they just offered at 3-1 lead to the Sens, who were not even good tonight.

Now they have to win the next 3, which is going to be pretty much impossible.



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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 12):
Damn, you looked like 80-year old men on skates.

Are we talking about the Habs or Pens here?  

I seriously do not want the Pens to lose anymore to the Islanders. If they do, they'll be the biggest laughing stock in the entire history of the league! I am not kidding about that!

Still tho, how did the Habs finish, weren't they the number 2 seed? What is it with the top two seeds struggling? LA (I don't remember how they finished) already beat the Canucks, eliminating them, and the Blackhawks are on the verge of eliminating the Wild...



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1935 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 15):
I seriously do not want the Pens to lose anymore to the Islanders. If they do, they'll be the biggest laughing stock in the entire history of the league! I am not kidding about that!

I have no idea what's going on in that series. There's no reason the Pens shouldn't have swept them.

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 15):
Still tho, how did the Habs finish, weren't they the number 2 seed?

It's a combination of injuries and lazy D. Injuries happen, you can't help that, but there's no excuse for their terrible defensive game last night.



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 8):
Ottawa is leading the series because they have a goaltender. Period.

Ottawa is also bigger up front. That counts. Habs are a small speedy team, and you can get away with that during the season. Playoffs are different.

Price has been spotty, didn't get much help on the tying goal, then bummed his knee out. Felt sorry for Budaj as he had no chance to warm up and the shot was deflected in any event.

But the Habs are pretty much done. Might win Game 5 but that's it I think.

Vancouver, how embarrassing again. Now have lost 10 of their last 11 playoff games, only scored I think 17 goals. Vigneault is a dead man.



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 15):
Are we talking about the Habs or Pens here?

I have not watched any game of the Pens-Isles series yet. I'm just checking the highlights. By the way, Fleury on the last goal yesterday...   

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 16):
It's a combination of injuries and lazy D. Injuries happen, you can't help that, but there's no excuse for their terrible defensive game last night.

Yes, but since they clinched their playoffs berth and lost Emelin (who seems to be a way bigger loss than I thought!), this team is different than the one I knew this season.

Markov, who had a great season start, can barely put one skate in front of the other. He's so slow I'd be faster walking on the ice.

Yesterday, I still don't know why Therrien held Galchenyuk to 1:35 of play in the last period.

And sorry, but Price should be more solid than that. Yesterday was fine, but he's not been at his best lately.

Anyway, I should not complain too much. They went from 28th in the league to 4th in just 48 games. The reconstruction process is only beginning.



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3759 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 17):
Ottawa is also bigger up front. That counts. Habs are a small speedy team, and you can get away with that during the season. Playoffs are different.

Yes I know. But I'm sure if they could use their speed it would be ok. Problem is that they haven't used it since quite a few games. And last night's 3rd period was just pathetic. Yesterday, it's the Habs who lost the game, not the Sens who won it.

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 17):
But the Habs are pretty much done. Might win Game 5 but that's it I think.

I think so too.



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1935 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 17):
But the Habs are pretty much done.

Yep.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 18):
Markov, who had a great season start, can barely put one skate in front of the other. He's so slow I'd be faster walking on the ice.

Ugh, it's painfully true. I'd love to see a race around the nets between him and Hal Gill. But I'd make sure to double-fist beers because we might be there a while...

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 18):
Yesterday was fine, but he's not been at his best lately.

Agreed. Might be time to give Budaj a nod so that Price can get himself put back together.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 19):
And last night's 3rd period was just pathetic. Yesterday, it's the Habs who lost the game, not the Sens who won it.

Agreed, again. The Habs have really been a stamina team who outperforms in the 3rd. That has gone entirely out the window this series.



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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3750 times:
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Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 8):
Are you sure? Are you really really really sure?????

I'm really really regretting it now. Leave it the Habs to screw it up!

The Penguins-Islanders series has brought some joy into my heart. I was sitting in my room last night studying for finals and I heard several F bombs in a short period of time. When I remembered the game was on I checked the score. Lets just say my Pens fan roommate has been pretty angry. Hope all of you Canucks fans are okay today. I have to imagine it isn't too pleasant in Vancouver. I hope Montreal can do something! I never root for them, but I don't want to lose the bracket challenge to my roommate!
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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3734 times:

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 19):
Yes I know. But I'm sure if they could use their speed it would be ok. Problem is that they haven't used it since quite a few games. And last night's 3rd period was just pathetic. Yesterday, it's the Habs who lost the game, not the Sens who won it.

But they're not using their speed because they're getting smacked around. Personally, I thought the hit on Ellers was OK. Tough, but OK: open ice, no direct head shot. But it sent a big message to the Habs: we can hurt you big time.

Habs SHOULD have won Game 4, played well for around 45-46 minutes, then just stopped playing in the 2nd half of the 3rd period, and absolutely panicked at the end. Sad to see it.

Agree about Markov, started the season really well, made a huge difference on the PP. But now, it's painful.

Regarding Vancouver, the media are clamoring for Vigneault's head, but the real problem is the GM, Mike Gillis. He's the one who signed Luongo to a too-rich and far too long contract, then signed Schnides to a 4 (?) year deal at $4M per. That's $12M for their goalies and the salary cap is coming down next year. He could have resolved this problem last summer, could have resolved it at the short training camp, could have resolved it just before the trade deadline. But no. Kesler was pressured into returning before he was ready, and he is just not the same player that he usd to be. The twins are 32 now, and RFAs summer 2014. This team is getting old -- together -- and I remember how long it too the Green Riders in the CFL to rebuild after they all basically retired within about 3 years of each other. It took a generation. And where are their draft picks ?



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User currently offlinejfk69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 16):
I have no idea what's going on in that series. There's no reason the Pens shouldn't have swept them.
Quoting steeler83 (Reply 15):
I seriously do not want the Pens to lose anymore to the Islanders. If they do, they'll be the biggest laughing stock in the entire history of the league! I am not kidding about that!
Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 16):
I have no idea what's going on in that series. There's no reason the Pens shouldn't have swept them.

You guys are waaaaaaaaaay to quick to bury the Isles here. Yes it would be an upset if the Pens go down but this is not the same Islander team of say the last 20 years!. The league should have been paying attention to them this season but of course they didn't so what seems like a team that has no business being in the playoffs could not be farther from the truth.

My ears are still recovering from the last 2 games at the Ol barn.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 22):
But they're not using their speed because they're getting smacked around.

Their speed was working against Boston this year. It worked ok against Toronto too. Those two teams have big guys, and I mean, BIG guys.

But ok, it's the playoffs, physicality plays a bigger role than during the regular season, I guess.

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 22):
and absolutely panicked at the end

Yes, like they were afraid to win this game...

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 22):
Sad to see it

Indeed.



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25 GrahamHill : Well, at least it's done. No more suffering in these playoffs. I am not going to comment on the match, because it is clear that they were playing with
26 connies4ever : Telling comment about the Habs season from (I believe) Garry Galley of the HNIC broadcast crew. They had an excellent season and overachieved for the
27 Post contains images GrahamHill : I think it was still a 2 vs 7 seed series, except that #2 was Ottawa and #7 was Montreal
28 bmacleod : I live in Halifax, NS and except for a few Habs fans most of city is die-hard Boston Bruins. Maybe because Boston is closest to us? Odds are slim on t
29 connies4ever : Likely because of the long-standing links between NS & NE. At one time it was thought that NS would join the USA rather than be a founding Canadi
30 bmacleod : Also Bruins winger Brad Marchand is from Halifax, well Hammonds Plains, still part of HRM...
31 connies4ever : Haven't seen any comments on gthe Leafs epic collapse against the Bruins. Are all A.netters part of Leafs Nation ? I actually could not believe what I
32 GrahamHill : Oh my God, no. Sorry, I'm a Habs fan. I did not see the series at all, but I read about the "collapse" in the finale game. A real shame for Toronto,
33 Post contains images WestJet747 : Shhh! I'm still savouring the moment Immediately after the Bruins scored in OT to take the series, I posted this picture to my Facebook wall with the
34 Post contains images steeler83 : Mmmmm... Humble pie with a side of karma. Good stuff! I liked last night's game. I just hope Pittsburgh keeps playing like that. I'm reading the face
35 BOStonsox : Nope, it's because I haven't showed up here until now! Bruins nearly fell apart, but THE COMEBACK was amazing, and now we lead the Rangers 2-0, I lik
36 NASCARAirforce : Doesn't look like that is going to happen. I didn't think Detroit was getting out of first round but I am glad, and now tie with Chicago 1-1 in serie
37 steeler83 : I really do not want to see another Pens complete collapse like we saw last night! I know I can't really speak for the Sens (kudos for sticking it to
38 Post contains images mikeology : Pic from the Sharks game I was at last night. Great win. Hopefully they can get it done. #beatla
39 YVRLTN : All the way, the team thats knocks out the Canucks always wins the cup... As an aside Alain Vigneault fired by the Canucks today for two years of dis
40 steeler83 : Good show by the Pens. Iggy and Neal really came alive in that game, scoring 2 goals each. What I found really surprising is that Detroit now leads t
41 BOStonsox : It rocked, as Rangers managed to win Game 4 in overtime, but my Bruins came back for the win at home for Game 5. On to Pittsburgh... The LA vs. San J
42 steeler83 : I will be honest. I am a bit concerned about Pittsburgh's prolific offense and their ability to beat Boston's defense. I'm thinking this could be a l
43 Flaps : I think this is a good point but actually I would be more concerned about this with Fleury in net than Vokoun, Im a Fleury fan but have always felt t
44 BOStonsox : The Final Four: Boston vs. Pittsburgh, and Chicago vs. Los Angeles! That's a concern of mine as well. And I'm thinking (and hoping) Boston does just e
45 Post contains images steeler83 : Hmm, that is a valid point as well. Come to think of it, I didn't notice Vokoun generating too much in the way of rebounds. Fleury, on the other hand
46 BOStonsox : Bruins take Game 1, 3-0. But there's always the possibility that this is just a fluke and we have a long way to go. I like our start, now we have to f
47 airportugal310 : No fluke.
48 steeler83 : I hope it was a fluke. Many fellow Pens fans seem to think it was. If that seriously was the best the Pens could do, then they don't belong there...
49 connies4ever : For the game, no fluke. The Bruins were inside the Pens heads pretty much all night. But can Boston play that way the whole series ? That's the quest
50 steeler83 : Apparently they can... They're up 4-1 after one frickign period of play. Why is it that the Penguins somehow slip into "Disney on Ice?!!" I see they'
51 steeler83 : Stick a fork in the Pens, I think they're done... Me thinks it is going to be time to start axing some folks after four consecutive sub-par playoff ap
52 BOStonsox : And the Bruins have gone up 2-0 in the series with that 6-1 shellacking, I'm thinking it's pretty unlikely that it is a fluke, both goalies gave up 3
53 connies4ever : Yah, Pens are going all Vancouver on us... Starting perhaps with Bylsma. Here's the question: Crosby is arguably their most talented player, although
54 steeler83 : I dont' think you should have anything to worry about, mate. As far as this series is concerned, kudos! Your team will more than likely advance while
55 connies4ever : Perhaps starting with Bylsma. Usually coaches have a shelf life with players after which they stop listening. Couple questions: 1 - Crosby may be the
56 jetblueguy22 : I have no words to express the Penguins. It's unbelievable. A team with such skill and they just can't get it done. Go Bruins (I never thought I'd say
57 BOStonsox : A nailbiter it was, but the Bruins finally prevailed in double overtime, and we are now just one win from the Stanley Cup! There was too much going on
58 connies4ever : Last night's game vastly entertaining, a very physical encounter. Easily Pittsburgh's best effort in a long time and they perhaps deserved a better fa
59 Revelation : Somehow I don't think you're feeling better today. Indeed so. Have been listening to BOS sports talk on and off all season and it's mostly been whini
60 BOStonsox : Wow. Did we really just sweep Pittsburgh in 4 games? I thought it was going to be intense and it was in the last two games, but these Bruins are that
61 steeler83 : Yep, your Bruins just swept a talented team that apparently have about as many problems as goals allowed by Boston. Fleury is the No. 1 goalie?? THAT
62 BOStonsox : I'm surprised this thread has dropped as far as it has, given how exciting the Stanley Cup has been so far. The first game was the fifth longest game
63 airportugal310 : What a game! Go B's!!!!
64 Post contains links and images jetblueguy22 : Glad to see the Bruins get it done. I'm not a Bruins fan but they have been fun to watch. Although I wouldn't mind seeing Toews get it done as he play
65 steeler83 : You know... no sour grapes here considering how they manhandled my team, which went from looking like contender to party favor in the ECS Final. I wou
66 GrahamHill : My God, one of my worst nightmare is taking form: the Bruins being champs. I personnally don't want to watch anything where the Bruins are involved.
67 connies4ever : Bruins are like a big freight train right now: barrellng along. Strong on the forecheck, almost always getting it deep, and Rask was amazing. I canèt
68 Post contains images connies4ever : As if on cue, the Phoenix Coyotes situation has reared its' head once more. Supposed to be a meeting in Glendale today to 'resolve' this situation onc
69 airportugal310 : Deal with it. No one is making you watch. It already happened as recently as 2011 so if you need prepping, you know where to go look.
70 BOStonsox : And I'm enjoying every moment of it!
71 GrahamHill : I'm dealing with it and I'm not watching it. Still, knowing the Bruins might be champions again is not a pleasant feeling for me. I can imagine! I kn
72 bmacleod : Hope for Chicago... Team winning Game 1 has won Cup 75% of finals. If that means anything....
73 steeler83 : Break that down a little further... how many times has that team won when their victory came in at least one period of overtime? Isn't that how Chica
74 BMI727 : ...just when I was about to write something about people mostly not resorting to lazy, cliched, and downright stupid storylines. Whose leg is going t
75 Post contains images steeler83 : Not sure how to respond to that...
76 BOStonsox : We've all been there, I remember seeing the Yankees in 2009, and obviously I hate to see them win.
77 Post contains images Revelation : This game is driving me insane!
78 airportugal310 : Well that was a swift kick in the dick...
79 BMI727 : The Blackhawks didn't deserve to win that game. The Bruins' fifth goal is one of the softest I've ever seen Crawford give up, there was no excuse for
80 BOStonsox : It was, I'm still fuming over the eight minutes in the third period between our fourth goal (which tied it) and the Blackhawk's fifth goal on the pow
81 BMI727 : Not really. It proved that Toews was really on the ice and it wasn't just some guy wearing his sweater, but on the other hand, Crawford looked awfull
82 Revelation : The whole game was back and forth. It seemed the Bruins had the run of the game during OT and yet all it took was the one well screened and well place
83 Revelation : Congrats Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Champions. Not the way I wanted it to go, but well played and well deserved.
84 BMI727 : It was a surprising result, but the Hawks had it when it counted. Kane was good, but I think Crawford should have won the Smythe. He bailed out his t
85 BOStonsox : Well, that kinda sucked. I tip my hat to Chicago, they outplayed us in every way. But it's a short summer for both teams and they'll have to get ready
86 BMI727 : Here's one of the best photos of the aftermath: https://twitter.com/JayZawaski670/status/349380873864495104/photo/1 And by the way, Jim Belushi is a f
87 connies4ever : I guess it's time to start steering the conversation towards the draft and the 2013-14 season ?
88 Revelation : Funny you mention it. Hockey talk is still going strong on the BOS sports talk stations It's partially because of the Stanley Cup excitement. It's als
89 connies4ever : How is Leah Hextall doing at NESN ? I see Glendale voted to get voluntarily swindled by the Yotes new owners. We'll be having this argument again in a
90 BMI727 : The Blackhawks stocked up a bit there. Pretty sure that ended this afternoon. I think Stevens is a smart hire.
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