the admiral

(NHL Playoffs) Rite of Spring 2017: can't go on, no, I'll go on

700 posts in this topic

12 minutes ago, MiK said:

Ducks/Flames felt very similar to Ducks/Jets from a couple years ago. If I remember correctly, Winnipeg had every chance to win the first three games but blew 3rd period leads and then had a meltdown in game 4.

 

This year, Calgary had every chance to win really all four games but had a meltdown in game 3.

 

I thought that too. I believe in Ducks/Jets, the Ducks only led for a total of like 40 seconds through the first three games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not only is Penguins-Blue Jackets Game 5 relegated to NHL Network, it's the local Pittsburgh Root Sports feed.

 

This will be a decent game on mute.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Still MIGHTY said:

Not only is Penguins-Blue Jackets Game 5 on NHL Network, it's the local Pittsburgh Root Sports feed.

 

This will be a decent game on mute.

 

 

I saw a statistic somewhere that said the Penguins' announcers were the #1 leading cause of suicide amongst NHL fans.

 

Also, sorry if that was too edgy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Zeus89725 said:

 

I saw a statistic somewhere that said the Penguins' announcers were the #1 leading cause of suicide amongst NHL fans.

 

Also, sorry if that was too edgy.

Has to be Dave Mishkin. Plenty of announcers yell, but I feel like Dave Mishkin is mad at me when the Lightning score.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, Still MIGHTY said:

Not only is Penguins-Blue Jackets Game 5 relegated to NHL Network, it's the local Pittsburgh Root Sports feed.

 

This will be a decent game on mute.

For some reason the NHL network plays a countdown show instead of the game in my area. CNBC didn't black me out and USA network didn't black me out, but NHL network has twice now. That rule makes no sense. To make matters worse Fox sports Ohio has the reds game on their main feed so I'm relegated to the alternate fso channel which is standard definition like it's 19dickettysix. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, Cosmic said:

Has to be Dave Mishkin. Plenty of announcers yell, but I feel like Dave Mishkin is mad at me when the Lightning score.

Aside from the fact that they were fighting for the same spot as the Leafs? Mishkin was the reason I was happy the Lightning missed out on the playoffs. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Jackets have surrendered at least 3 goals in all of their playoff games. Yikes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

C'mon, BJackets. Plucky little BJackets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was hoping for a miracle comeback with the Blue Jackets getting the 4 straight. Sadly, I don't think that will be happening.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh hey, the NHL is still a :censored:ing joke, neat.

 

This being whistled for a goaltender interference penalty is an awesome way to have your season end, yeah.

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, crashcarson15 said:

Oh hey, the NHL is still a :censored:ing joke, neat.

 

This being whistled for a goaltender interference penalty is an awesome way to have your season end, yeah.

 

Microcosm of the series, right? Bad call leads to a Penguins goal and then a subsequent Blue Jackets meltdown. So frustrating. Wish we'd have gotten a fairer shake. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wasn't a penalty, but also not a goal.

 

Hell of a game by Fleury, Columbus definitely made it interesting. Played their damn hearts out  Hell of a season for them. Hopefully Toronto/Washington goes the distance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, that's that. At least it wasn't a sweep. Good season for the Jackets. Hopefully it's a sign of better things to come. 

 

Go Rangers, I guess. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, McCarthy said:

For some reason the NHL network plays a countdown show instead of the game in my area. CNBC didn't black me out and USA network didn't black me out, but NHL network has twice now. That rule makes no sense. To make matters worse Fox sports Ohio has the reds game on their main feed so I'm relegated to the alternate fso channel which is standard definition like it's 19dickettysix. 

 

 

 

That's weird. It's HD on Direct TV. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The worst part is Bobrovsky was absolutely dreadful in all 5 games. He's gonna win the Vezina and it will be awkward. If he'd shown up this series might be over going the other way right now. 

 

The Penguins are the better team, but they're not this much better. Just couldn't really ever get a bounce or a call to go their way, lost their arguably best player in Game 3. Very little went right. Shouldn't have been a first round matchup. At least they didn't get swept.

 

The winning streak was fun. Cool to experience a regular season other fanbases get to have on a semi yearly basis. Hope it isn't three more years until we're in the playoffs again. I hope we don't have to play Pittsburgh again. It's not fun. 

 

Go Caps.  

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's incredibly frustrating that the team with the NHL's 4th best record is out of the playoffs, yet one of Boston/Ottawa (#6/#7 in the East) wlll advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, infrared41 said:

 

That's weird. It's HD on Direct TV. 

I have Cincinnati Bell fioptics which is actually the best tv provider I've ever had except for this one thing. I don't know why their fso alternate channel can't also be in HD. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nashville is playing ridiculously good! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow. Still could choke this away but holy :censored: was I wrong about this series.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now