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

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infrared41    3,666
Just now, HedleyLamarr said:

I get what the analyst (Brian Boucher?) is saying about keep showing fight and not quitting on this game...but if I'm coaching Anaheim, I'm limiting the ice time of my key guys the rest of the night and save some gas for Game 7.

 

Have you watched the Ducks play a game seven in the past few years? If I'm coaching Anaheim, I think "what's the point?" and quit and go home after this game.  B)

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BeerGuyJordan    875

So, NBC's Nashville affiliate shared a story that claimed the Preds were headed to the Stanley Cup Finals.

 

*shakes head*

 

I guess it's good to have stories, like this. If only to remind us that, while the Preds have come a long way, towards building a real fanbase, we've got a way to go, to being a "real" hockey town.

 

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/05/predators-fans-stanley-cup-final-nbc-station-wsmv-western-conference-nhl

 

 

 

 

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HedleyLamarr    1,309
2 minutes ago, infrared41 said:

 

Have you watched the Ducks play a game seven in the past few years? If I'm coaching Anaheim, I think "what's the point?" and quit and go home after this game.  B)

I understand the history, but 2017 isn't 2016, isn't 2015, etc.  Different team.

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the admiral    10,215

Well, 6-1, it'll be a little harder to blow that one. GOilers.

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habsfan1    1,291

So happy Subban is off to the Conference Finals!!! Go Preds Go!

 

Secretly, Marc Bergevin is uncomfortably following this series, as he watches his entire reputation get flushed down the toilet.

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Ice_Cap    7,590
3 hours ago, Brass said:

Now THESE are the St. Louis Blues that everyone knows and loves.

*wop wop*

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Ice_Cap    7,590
38 minutes ago, infrared41 said:

That's it, Blues. I'm done with you once and for all....until next year when you pull me back in and we do this all over again. I can't imagine what it must be like for people who actually care to do this every year. 

 

Anyway, has anyone thought to tell the Anaheim Ducks that they are, in fact, allowed to win a series in 6 games? 

 

 

Greg? You, Zach, and I have to have a very real talk about kicking this Blues habit. It's not healthy :P

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DustDevil61    437
1 minute ago, Ice_Cap said:

Greg? You, Zach, and I have to have a very real talk about kicking this Blues habit. It's not healthy :P

 

At least they aren't the Stars. Hoo boy, what a collapse 2016-17 was for them...

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Ice_Cap    7,590
2 minutes ago, DustDevil61 said:

 

At least they aren't the Stars. Hoo boy, what a collapse 2016-17 was for them...

Hey, at least the Stars managed to win the Cup once! I'm convinced the Blues will somehow manage to move to Saskatoon for real before they win the Cup.

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infrared41    3,666
21 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

Greg? You, Zach, and I have to have a very real talk about kicking this Blues habit. It's not healthy :P

 

 

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infrared41    3,666
42 minutes ago, HedleyLamarr said:

I understand the history, but 2017 isn't 2016, isn't 2015, etc.  Different team.

 

But missed the joke, apparently. For future reference, if you see one of these B) at the end of my post, it means I'm not being serious. 

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infrared41    3,666
17 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

Hey, at least the Stars managed to win the Cup once! I'm convinced the Blues will somehow manage to move to Saskatoon for real before they win the Cup.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2037 defending Stanley Cup Champion Saskatoon Blue Ice Moosers. I like it. 

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hbgoo1975    58
On 4/10/2017 at 1:45 PM, maz said:

Injuries and the current playoff format have me a little scared it'll be a somewhat-early exit for the Pens (Columbus and probably Washington in the first two rounds. Yikes.), but "nothing worth winning ever came easy blah blah blah..."

 

Don't count out the Jackets. Not for one second. As much as I dislike the guy, Torts is one hell of a coach. Bobs is one hell of a goalie. They have one hell of a lineup. I'm hoping that Murray or Fleury, whoever they put in (let's be real, it's probably Murray) holds up like they have in the past.

 

Hopefully the defense holds up like it has this year as well. Losing just Letang back there isn't the end of the world like a lot of Pens fans want to believe. Losing Hagelin and Kunitz, though, scares me. That, and Geno continuing to be the stupid retaliatory penalty machine he has been all year, once he comes back. Against a team like Columbus, that worries me about him.

 

Pens in 7

Caps in 5

Sens in 6

Rangers in 7

 

Oilers in 7

Flames in 7

Wild in 5

Hawks in 5

And no one in this forum picked Nashville?

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DustDevil61    437
23 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

Hey, at least the Stars managed to win the Cup once! I'm convinced the Blues will somehow manage to move to Saskatoon for real before they win the Cup.

 

True. But that 2016 Stars/Blues series was a fun series to watch IMO. 

 

And yes, I might as well throw it out there, but the St. Louis Blues may very well be the Utah Jazz of the NHL: They're generally a historically good regular-season team with a long streak of playoff appearances, yet they struggle in the playoffs and have never won it all. The Blues have been eliminated from the playoffs the day before the Jazz likely will this year. Heck, both teams have a music note for their primary logo!

 

(Sorry for the rambling, excuse me while I go in the corner and sulk.)

 

Back to your regularly-scheduled NHL playoff talk!

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Morgo    2,126

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SabresRule7361    316

Good news/bad news time for the Ducks.

 

Bad news- another loss up 3-2, another home game 7 looming

 

Good news- At least this wasn't a closeout game. Imagine if this was a KO game and all that was basically with no safety net.

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Bucfan56    3,681

I feel like even if the Ducks do win game 7, there's no way they're getting past Nashville. 

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BeerGuyJordan    875
35 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

I feel like even if the Ducks do win game 7, there's no way they're getting past Nashville. 

Depends on how many games the "good Ducks" show up for. Consistency has been their primary issue, this series.

 

I feel like Nashville hasn't shown as many sparks of amazing hockey, as either the Oilers or Ducks, but they've been remarkably more consistent, probably the most consistently solid team of the playoffs.

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chcarlson23    553

Thank you Jake Allen, for playing like Swiss cheese in the second round... Really makes me feel better... 

 

Oh well, go Preds...

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