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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012

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Fidel
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Catchfire wrote:

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

 

I dunno. That would be tragic. They will prolly pay for it with a slow death, like name your former NHLer who's died young in recent years. Alfredson out with recurring concussion symptoms. It's shitty hockey without the finesse players. The playoffs are becoming a joke.

We might as well just watch football if that's the way the game is headed.


Catchfire
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Add Spezza to the list of casualties.

Is this Penn State series for real? 10-3 Pittsburgh? I heard both locker rooms decided to experiment with no goalies and just go with six skaters each. #nowthatsplayoffhockey


Fidel
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I've seen Spezza play. That guy is a sniper. I can't see them going very deep without the Spez or Alfie.


Michelle
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Sven wrote:

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.

Whereas us Leafs fans simply complain about the team! :D


Caissa
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The Leafs are a team? I always assumed it was just a grammar mistake.


Fidel
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I'm thinking the Canucks are still in this series and even moreso than the Pens were when it was 3-0 Philly. VAN's largest margin of error was a 4-2 loss. Compare that to the Pens getting beat up 8-4 and 8-5. The Canucks have lost games when they seemingly outplayed the Kings. And they are getting shots on net, no doubt about it. These aren't the stingy Bruins they are playing - it's 8th place LA!

I think it's time for Quick to have a bad game on Sunday.


Policywonk
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Fidel wrote:

I'm thinking the Canucks are still in this series and even moreso than the Pens were when it was 3-0 Philly. VAN's largest margin of error was a 4-2 loss. Compare that to the Pens getting beat up 8-4 and 8-5. The Canucks have lost games when they seemingly outplayed the Kings. And they are getting shots on net, no doubt about it. These aren't the stingy Bruins they are playing - it's 8th place LA!

I think it's time for Quick to have a bad game on Sunday.

The Pens have won one more game than the Canuckleheads, since they won again tonight albeit by 3-2 rather than 10-3.


Jacob Two-Two
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Michelle wrote:

Sven wrote:

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.

Whereas us Leafs fans simply complain about the team! :D

Well, you have to get close enough to winning for the refs to actually make a difference. ;)


Freedom 55
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Catchfire wrote:

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.

 

Suspended 25 games.


Catchfire
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Wow. So much for consistency. What's the message the players are to take away from this? Time your dirty hit right so you don't get whacked by an overcompensating exec?


Sven
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Catchfire wrote:

What's the message the players are to take away from this?

Don't leave your feet and don't target the head. 


Catchfire
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Except when you can.


Fidel
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And if you must, then be sure to target their best players. 

I'm worried for Crosby if he starts scoring.


Freedom 55
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Fidel wrote:

I'm worried for Crosby if he starts scoring.

 

You can stop worrying about that until the fall.


Fidel
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Yup, it was the Claude Giroux show today. Give'r-give'r Hearst...River?


Fidel
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Well that sux. Presinit's trophy winners knocked out in the first round. What's it all about? Anyway?


Catchfire
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DaveW
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once Boston is eliminated, I will cheer... holding my breath till then Yell

a whole new season with Vancouver, Penguins, Detroit, and Sharks out, and Rangers, Blackhawks and Devils possibly there soon

-- go Washington


Fidel
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Western Conference Semi Finals Matchups

Blues vs Coyotes

Kings vs Predators


Catchfire
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I am currently 0 for 5 in my hockey pool. I also picked New Jersey who don't look like they'll make it, so let's call it 0 for 6.  If Washington wins Wednesday and Ottawa wins Thursday (one of those will likely happen), I will be 0 for 8. That is some first-rate punditry, right here.

I think I will stick to novels.

ETA. Oh wait, I picked the Preds. Bully.


Fidel
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Well thank goodness for Joel Ward. He waited until this evening to score in this first round, but what a time to light-up Thomas... in overtime of game seven. Game seven against the defending cup champs! The Bruins' luck o' the devil in game sevens is broken.


Catchfire
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EAT IT BOSTON


Fidel
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DaveW
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one year later, Bruins get their 1st round , game 7 overtime payback... Tongue out

 


Fidel
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Eastern Conference Semi Finals Matchups

If the Rangers win game 7 on Thursday, then Rangers-Caps and Flyers vs winner of Devils-Panthers.

If the Sens and Devils both win on Thursday, then Sens-Flyers and Devils-Caps.

And if Sens and Panthers win on Thursday, then Caps-Flyers and Sens-Panthers.

 


DaveW
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the first set of matchups very much a Northeastern affair, the old Patrick division practically;

I think the Flyers with Giroux, uh, flying, would bomb Ottawa, so I hope it is Rangers tonight

 


Fidel
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2-1 with 10 minutes to go. This lowly ranked Canadian team is giving the mighty Rangers all they can handle.


Sven
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Fidel wrote:

2-1 with 10 minutes to go. This lowly ranked Canadian team is giving the mighty Rangers all they can handle.

Other than the last minute of the game, the last five minutes were great.  Ottawa was putting huge pressure on the Rangers.  I thought they were going to pot one to tie it up.


Fidel
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I was happy for the Ottawa team for their valiant effort. Alfie with the loan goal for uz guys. That guy plays his heart out every game. He will be missed if this was his last game.

It's OT game seven in Florida.


Fidel
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STUDENTS TO FACE DISCIPLINE FOR WARD TWEETS

Their mothers bought them all those books, and they are still stupid.

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Concussion numbers were staggering in NHL's 2011-12

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The numbers are staggering. When the regular season concludes on Saturday, almost 90 players and 1,700 man games will be lost to head injuries or concussion-related symptoms.

Something has to give. This is ridiculous.


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