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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012

Catchfire
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Well, they're here. Go Sens, I guess. And Pittsburgh too, maybe. Death to Philly, Boston and Tortarella.

Mostly I hope the Canucks get turfed so people will stop wearing Vancouver sweaters on game day. And the damn car flags. Sheesh.

Talking point #1: please explain to me how Shea Weber was not suspended for this:


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Freedom 55
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Catchfire wrote:

Mostly I hope the Canucks get turfed so people will stop wearing Vancouver sweaters on game day. And the damn car flags. Sheesh.

 

Haha! I find myself cheering against the Sens for the same reasons.

 


Fidel
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Apparently Zetterberg hit Weber in the head previously. 

Still, tho, WTF? One stern word from the refs, and it's a free for all, anyway.

ETA: This is ridiculous. Caps have had 7 shots on net to the Bruins 26, and the game is almost two-thirds done.


DaveW
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teams I would like to see out the soonest: Bruins, Bruins, Bruins


Michelle
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Some people are no fun.  I guess you wouldn't want to live in Toronto during the World Cup, Catchfire!


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See, this is what I don't get about the Ottawa Senators.

I know there are senators in Ottawa.  And I can see the political tie in.  Except of course, senators in Ottawa are hardly inspirational, considering they're all worthless money ticks.

So, the team opts instead to go with a Roman motife.  Which, I guess is okay.  Except, like, Roman Senators wore Togas.  They guy on the emblem is a Centurion. 

Shouldn't it be the Ottawa Centurions?

Or whatever.  Stupid logo, stupid name. 

I hope they lose forever.


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Official tweet from the Los Angelos Kings after beating Wankouver the other night: "To all Canadians outside B.C.-- you're welcome."   Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Go Kings.


Catchfire
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Michelle wrote:
Some people are no fun.  I guess you wouldn't want to live in Toronto during the World Cup, Catchfire!

That's me, ol' stick in the mud. Why do you think they hired me as mod?

Believe me, if you met a Canucks fan, you'd want to thwart their happiness at every turn as well. The only thing worse than a 'Nucks fan is a Leafs fan.

As for the Bruins...yeah, hit the links, ya bums.


Sven
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Tommy_Paine wrote:

Official tweet from the Los Angelos Kings after beating Wankouver the other night: "To all Canadians outside B.C.-- you're welcome."   Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Go Kings.

I'd rather have anyone win the Cup than the Canooks.


Fidel
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Sven wrote:

Tommy_Paine wrote:

Official tweet from the Los Angelos Kings after beating Wankouver the other night: "To all Canadians outside B.C.-- you're welcome."   Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Go Kings.

I'd rather have anyone win the Cup than the Canooks.

He's a Yank, and he's razzin' us, folks. Let's give Sven the what for, shall we?

OTOH I'd like to see either Van or LA against the Caps or Philly for the cup. Are the Pens done? I think Giroux and Couturier will the the story of the playoffs. Watchout for Philly. 


Catchfire
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The Penn State Series is off the hook.


Fidel
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DaveW
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for all those who chose a Canucks-Pens Cup final in their pool, this just in ... Tongue out


Sven
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Looks like there'll be no riots in Vancouver this year after the Stanley Cup Finals Series is over!!

I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth of Canucks fans all the way from Minnesota.  


Catchfire
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Can you hear the chortling of Cody Hodgson?


Caissa
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Habs have a better playoff record this year than do the Canucks.Wink


Jacob Two-Two
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You want to hate on the Canucks? Fine, it's your right. They're only the best team in the league so it's natural that those who cheer for other teams would be pissy and petulent about them. But cheering for an American team to win the cup is utterly inexcusable. You are traitors all.

Okay, I suppose I'm a little pissy myself, but who can blame me.


ERik Ar
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Oh don't be so rough on them, we all know that true Leaf fans think the Mapleleaf flies only in Blue.   Must be tough be the only Canadian team since expansion not to have even made the finals, though I admit I still haven't figured out how they can snear at teams regularly finishing twenty or more points ahead of them.  Canucks losing their top finisher and top defenders just back after serious injuries is apparently too fine a point here.   

Nice to see Ottawa back in the post season again too, after being picked by most to finish dead last.  Rangers are just too much this year. 


Catchfire
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Honestly, JTT, my true feelings about the Canucks, coming from watching them for a few years and hanging around with a couple long-suffering Canuck fans, is one of pity--not the insulting kind, but the tragic kind. Like the ancient Greek kind. Full of terror and pathos and katharsis. It peaked last year: how can a team that is, frankly, so good play so poorly all of a sudden and let a gang of thugs like Boston embarrass them? I mean, as a Habs fan, I hate Boston. As someone who dislikes thuggery and climate-denier goaltenders, I am spoilt for reasons to despise them. But what the hell happened last year?

And now, Vancouver is the only Presidents Trophy winner since Ottawa to be thought of as vulnerable in the first round. And the fears seem to be valid, as much as I wish they weren't. I mean what the hell is with this team? They literally bleed talent.

Er, does this make my comments above better or worse?

 


Jacob Two-Two
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What the hell is happening this year is a better question.

I'm just funnin' with ya, CF. Like most people, I like to get caught up in the excitement for the playoffs, but in the end I don't care that much. My brother, on the other hand... well, I've been avoiding him lately since I figure he's probably at the self-mutilation stage by now. I'll probably have to drag him to the shower again, stinking of booze and drenched in his own tears. *Sigh*.

The life of a Canucks fan is not a happy one.


Fidel
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You won the Grey Cup. You can't have it all your way.

Brats!

ETA: If it makes you feel any better, I still am cheering for the Canucks. And Senators. And then Philly.


ERik Ar
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Ya it helps alittle Fidel, (specially now that I know who youre decended from....was a good little player in his own righ -shhh)  

Case you didn't know, most Vancouverites cheered the Canadiens ahead of the Leafs in days past and some even ahead the NUcks, even AFTER we finally turned big league.    And ya, I could live with Philly too, they have enough history between them and the old bullies now.  Blues could be interesting consolation too but afriad they aint quite there yet either.  But I digress...   :) 


Fidel
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I can't believe I just said I am rooting for the Senators after VAN. Senators! I should be shot and voided on for that.


Sven
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Jacob Two-Two wrote:

You want to hate on the Canucks? Fine, it's your right. They're only the best team in the league...

They may be the best regular season team but I'm not so sure if they're the best playoff team...and that's all that really matters.  The 8th seed is going to knock them out of playoffs...in the first round.

The "best team in the league" is the team that hoists the Cup in June...


Jacob Two-Two
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Is it? Or is it just the most thuggish team in a league that refuses to referee their sport properly? Boston had an excellent goalie but can you really tell me that they were better on the ice than the Canucks last year? Horsepucky, I says! They won by playing the dirtiest hockey and the NHL should be ashamed of itself. Apparently, they have no shame.


Fidel
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I think the playoffs have become more like a Darwinian battle to the finish. Healthiest and dirtiest wins it. In the end just about everyone is black and blue and feeling like they've been dragged through a knot hole. Some will be in desperate need of R&R, others will require stitches, and for others, surgery. 


Jacob Two-Two
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Yes, and others are too fucked up to play anymore. Notice Daniel on the Ice? No, because there's no accountability or consistency in this game. A dirty hit might get called, or the ref might look the other way if he's got a mind to let it go, or if he wants the game to be "exciting", or feels he needs to "even things up" with the penalties and hits. So people try to get away with this shit because they know that half the time they will, and one of our star players is off the ice. It's bullshit. I never know what the fuck the refs are going to call. It has nothing to do with what's happening on the ice. They've got some other criteria, and it leads to dirty shit like what happened to Daniel.


Sven
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I've never seen any team's fans complain more than Canucks fans about (1) refereeing and (2) the league.  Those are two axes constantly being ground on the Canucks fan board...and that has been true for years.


Caissa
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I think I'll soon be cheering for St. Louis since Halak plays for them.


Sven
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Caissa wrote:

I think I'll soon be cheering for St. Louis since Halak plays for them.

I don't care who wins...as long as it ain't the Canooks.  If Satan and His Staff laced up their skates and played against Vancouver, I'd still cheer against the Canooks. 

I'll probably go to Hell for saying that. I hope so. 


Catchfire
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Raffi Torres, ex of Vancouver who hurt Seabrook in Game 3 of the first round last year, just levelled Marion Hossa with a late hit. Hossa left on a stretcher. The trainer was on the ice immediately. Hossa did not have the puck. Torres left his feet and targeted the head. There was no call on the play.

Will 2012 be the year we see someone die on the ice during the playoffs?


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