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Are the Rangers starting Lundqvist because they want him to have one final shot at winning a cup or because they want to have a shot at getting Lafreniere? Because either way just seems humiliating for him. 

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Habs lose! 😃

 

The dream is alive.

 

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Not surprised the Rangers were swept, a lot of the team is young and doesn't have much playoff experience. I expect they'll be contending for playoffs again next season, and we'll see how things go from there.

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I had a feeling the Hurricanes would win the series, but I didn't realize it would be like this. I thought despite the playoff inexperience/youth on the roster, they'd at least win one game. 

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Coyotes up 2-1 in the series with Nashville now; so if they win their next game, they get into the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

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If I understand this whole seeding/qualifying thing now, Bruins can not get any better than 3rd or 4th seed since they dropped their last 2 games. 

 

I'm still convinced The Presidents trophy is cursed. 

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I hate the seeding round idea. If it was added onto the regular season sure, but this now means nothing.

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Looking forward to Doc Emerick's call of "FromtheashesriseaneleventhseedPhoenixArizonaCoyotes Stanley Cup Championnnnns"

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I'm going to seriously laugh my ass off if The Blackhawks & Canadians, teams that have absolutely no business whatsoever being anywhere near the playoffs, actually get in. 

 

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So both 12s have the 5s on the ropes, as well as the 11-seeded Coyotes against the Preds.

 

Now, given the circumstances of this season, I'm not complaining about this format*. Strange circumstances yield strange decisions to be made. So if upsets happen, then upsets happen. What cannot be allowed to happen is the NHL seeing these upsets (potentially) and thinking "you know what? Lets make this a permanent thing", and the only reason I have this concern in the first place is because we all know the NHL is stupid enough to do that.

 

Whatever the urge is, don't do it. 

 

*I'm also a fan of a team who managed to stay above the fracas, so there's that.

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I'm good with a play in round between say, 8 and 9 or even 7 and 10. No more though.

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11 hours ago, AustinFromBoston said:

I'm going to seriously laugh my ass off if The Blackhawks & Canadians, teams that have absolutely no business whatsoever being anywhere near the playoffs, actually get in. 

 

 

Yea, I stayed up late for nothing, seeing the lousy ass Oil let me down yet again. First Mike Smith forgets to stop hockey pucks, then Driasaital and McDavid have been dragging the rest of Edmonton along, not getting help when they need it. I mean, I didn't think the Hawks were as bad as their record showed, but I did think the Oilers would've had a 2-1 edge moving forward. We're another round upset away from "LOLHAWKSWIN" coming back into effect. 

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19 hours ago, _J_ said:

I hate the seeding round idea. If it was added onto the regular season sure, but this now means nothing.

 

I like it because it gives those Top 4 teams some stakes in their games while their future 1st round opponents are playing actual playoff games. It'd be hard for those higher seeds to ramp up from scrimmage games straight into a best of 7 series against a team who's been playing high-intensity games for at least a week. 

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15 hours ago, AustinFromBoston said:

I'm going to seriously laugh my ass off if The Blackhawks & Canadians, teams that have absolutely no business whatsoever being anywhere near the playoffs, actually get in. 

 

It'll be funny...until the Penguins end up with the first overall pick. 

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47 minutes ago, selby56 said:

It'll be funny...until the Penguins end up with the first overall pick. 

Maybe this time it won't be rigged for them. 

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15 minutes ago, AustinFromBoston said:

Maybe this time it won't be rigged for them. 

Uh huh, in the game that is probably the hardest to rig there is, because it’s on ice and the puck is probably the hardest thing to work with in any sport.

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1 hour ago, selby56 said:

It'll be funny...until the Penguins end up with the first overall pick. 

 

The Habs were trailing by 2. When the Penguins thought about the possible Crosby/Malkin/Lafrenière line of terror mid-game, they wanted to lose.

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1 hour ago, dont care said:

Uh huh, in the game that is probably the hardest to rig there is, because it’s on ice and the puck is probably the hardest thing to work with in any sport.


He’s talking about rigging the draft lottery. The Penguins winning the Crosby lottery after the lockout has always been fishy. 

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