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2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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  1. skydog

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    I haven't seen a Stanley Cup Playoffs thread. Always enjoy a little sports discussion here so I figured I'd see if anyone has been enjoying the playoffs so far. Already been some huge upsets and it's shaping up to be an interesting playoff season.

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    It's been crazy watching the lower ranked teams play for the win. The favorites are being cleared out.

    Hopefully the Golden Knights can finish off the Baby Sharks tomorrow.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    LGK, huh. Well, one of us will be happy tomorrow.

    Stupid NHL: All old teams' short names were standardized and easily recognizable by city. NYC, BOS, CHI, PIT, SJ, etc. Along comes LGK. Should be LV!!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Oh John, my oh so misguided friend. Its VGK for Vegas Golden Knights. I've lived here my entire life and always refer to Las Vegas as just "Vegas".

    So, VGK makes perfect sense.

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    VGK makes "sense" for the locals. Was an error on my part to have written "LGK"

    What doesn't make sense is the overall scheme of abbreviations for the teams.

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    Fair enough.

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    haven't watched hockey seriously since nyr won the cup. living in north cackalacky and it still tickles me that we have nhl team. didn't mine the farm team we had before. it was fun getting drunk and yelling at the goalie, but major league, i don't know.

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    Not a huge hockey fan, but I'll watch in anticipation of fights.

    Wisconsin doesn't have a pro team for some reason.

    Haven't seen a post about smoking, so moving this to general discussion.

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    Oilers fan here, what are these playoffs you speak of? Hockey is over guys.

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    My team (PIT) got knocked out fist round which was pretty disappointing, so i've been watching the home team as of late and its pretty good hockey. Go Leafs go !!

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    The Caps have been pretty uneven to this point. Did last night right the ship? I was glad to see DSP back in the line-up, he was a favorite in past years. Tough to lose Oshie in the first round, he's always been clutch. Sound like he is out for the rest of the year.

    We're in NOLA this week, but celebrating the win last night! Just when we needed to shut down the Canes, St. Holby responded (it was a full team effort, no doubt). Can we hold up? Who knows...


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    I firmly believe dieties do not care who wins any sporting event.

    GO SHARKS!!

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    The Holtbeast transcends a deity

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    I grew up in Missouri and am a lifelong Blues fan. The Blues finished off the Winnipeg Jets last night in 6 games. Tough, close series.

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    Go Leafs go !!

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    Wow. Two teams at 3-3, decision time on Tuesday. Not mentioning names in case some have them recorded to watch later.

    But a certain man who combs through ash has to show up to eat crow. Or at least be civil to my team.....

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    Eat crow? For a double overtime game? Nah. It was interesting and I'm actually happy for Martin Jones. I feared for his mental health.

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    No, not for that game alone, but for gritting out two must wins in the playoffs.

    The eating crow bit was hyperbole.

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    Game 7 should be great.

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    I for one has a sad. My beloved Bolts couldn't even clear out Columbus. I think the real players got abducted by aliens.

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    I have been a Bruins fan since I was taken to a game when I was maybe 7. I grew up not far from Boston Garden and have been a die hard fan my whole life. I don't like their chances to make a deep run this year. We have one great line and the rest are below average. If our top line doesn't do the scoring, we lose. Rask is getting old in the tooth and is not as good as he once was.
    Game 7's are always a good time, I am hoping my Bruins get through.

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    I was a Bruins fan back when Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson ruled The Garden. But I adopt the teams where I live, and Boston was for grad school, just two years. And the Sox had some great teams, as did the Celtics back in the late 60's.

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    Looks like the Bunch of Jerks (Hurricanes) also forced a game 7. Go Storm Surge!!

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    Well, looks like even if we can beat the Canes on Wednesday, we're not getting any further. If you can't win an away game, you can't win the cup. Canes played tough and smart, they deserved to win that one.

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    This Caps vs Canes series has been a roller coaster. I'm glad to see the Canes force a game 7. I'll be honest though, even if I was a betting man I'd have a hard time betting on the Canes in DC for game 7 after our miserable game 5 performance. I was honestly happy to see the Caps win the cup last year after so many years of heartbreak and with a once-in-a-generation talent like Ovi finally getting his just rewards. As little hope as I have of the Canes holding it together for a full run at the cup it would still be sweet to knock out the Caps and make it to round 2. Lets go ya Bunch of Jerks!

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    Pretty poor sportsmanship from Ovie at the end of the game, a bit disappointing. You got beat, just leave the ice with some class.

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    ^^^ Agreed, Al. Hre's better than that; "bad form, old man!"

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    Watching Game 7-Leafs vrs Boston. My briar clenched between by teeth. My dad is looking down from heaven proud.
    This could be the Leafs year. good game so far.

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    We're in New Orleans and flying home tomorrow. I asked my wife what time we leave, "3:50". Whew, so we'll land as the 7:30 PM EST game is starting. This evening, she says, "hey, our flight doesn't leave until 5:50". Yep, I'll be in the air for the entire Game 7. I hope folks will be understanding when we land I turn my phone back on...

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    Bluejackets! Looks like we've got Boston in the next round. It's about time... been waiting.

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    I'm rooting for the Blue Jackets and the Golden Knights. The Golden Knights because I'm Vegas Born and Raised. Blue Jackets because my handicapped son works at T-Mobile Arena here in Vegas and while my son was working a Blue Jacket employee gave my son a hat, a jacket and a bag of assorted swag. That was a class act move!!

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    I would like to take this moment to thank the refs. Go Avalanche!!

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    Exciting game & overtime. Wanted Vegas to win.
    Go Avs!

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    That's the most incredible third period I have ever watched, and not just because my Sharks emerged with a W in OT. Vegas played hard and well, and it was only the stupid major penalty committed by Eckert (sp) that let the Sharks back in the game.

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    John, the major was a huge mistake by the refs. It wasn't a major. It was unfortunate, but not a major.

    Oh well, go Avalanche.

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    I didn't watch closely enough, but it may well have been an over zealous call. I hate cross checking, but that one didn't seem to go above the shoulders. It was his fall that was bad.

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    Vegas got a 5 minute major because a player fell. Oh well, Go Avalanche.

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    Yeah, bad call. There was a cross check on the *back, which pushed Pavelski in the path of another GK player who had his hands and stick up, and hit him high, but whose eyes were clearly elsewhere. So, two minutes, and releasable. Up until that penalty, Vegas had it in the bag.

    [*Rewatched this morning.]

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    Yep, but kudos to them for fighting back. We definitely dropped the puck and the call took the wind out. As they say, on to next year.

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    jp,

    I was a Bruins fan back when Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson ruled The Garden. But I adopt the teams where I live, and Boston was for grad school, just two years. And the Sox had some great teams, as did the Celtics back in the late 60's.

    Those were some great days. Orr is still the best I have ever seen.

    Finally the Bruins got some help from another line last night. It was their 4th line that did the damage.

    That San Jose/Vegas game was incredible. I had no dog in the fight but that was some kind of great hockey.

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    Not a great start for my Hurricanes in game 7. Could be worse I guess and it's about what I expected based on their last showing on the road. Maybe we can get our act together over the next 2 periods. Maybe so Carolina Red Flake will bring us some luck.

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    Bummed Penguins fan.

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    I was too young when the Flyers won the cup so I'm still waiting to see them win at least one. I guess the first step is making the playoffs. What a game last night between San Jose and Vegas.

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    What a game by the caps and the canes. Think I may have to stick to smoking Carolina Red Flake during the canes games haha!

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    We left my daughters home in Louisiana at 3 PM, landed at BWI in time to hear the Canes tie it in the 3rd. Listened to the 1st OT on the 90 minute drive home. Arrived home in time to see the start of the 2nd OT and it wasn't looking good. So,we're done. The Canes deserved it, they played harder and seemed to want it more. Young legs in OT definitely showed. We sure could have used Oshie, but coulda-shoulda........Guess I'll root for the Canes, but the Islanders look pretty formidable and rested. Heading to bed...

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    Damn! I was looking forward to the Avalanche whomping the Caps in the Cup match.

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    Wow what a first round!

    Save the Bruins, are all the top teams out now?

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    Probably one of the most interesting first rounds I can remember. I don't usually get to watch a lot of hockey, but I'll usually pull for the Canes which is the local team. They looked pretty damn good, and I gotta admit, I started falling asleep before it was over, but I had no way to watch it. I was having to keep up with it on my phone, so I kept dozing off. Wasn't sure they'd do it, and then woke up to see the final score, wow!

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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    Jebus, double OT. Glad I didn't watch that one!

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    Hell of a game last night. Watching the Capitals lose was interesting, didn't think they would blow a 3-1 lead.

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    The referees that officiated the Knights v Sharks game 7 have been sanctioned and the NHL has formally apologized to to Golden Knights.

    Hockey is about momentum. The Knights lost momentum at the bullshit call.

    But, they tied it and went into the break 4-4 or realistically 0-0. They had 20 minutes to refocus and fight hard. The Sharks won. Doesn't take the sting out, but I hope the Avalanche finish them off.

    Not bitter, frustrated.

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    Life has given me other tasks than watching the hockey playoffs, but I heard "my" Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitols last night. 'Doubt the 'Canes are a strong contender, but they won as a dark horse in (was it?) 2006. If they keep winning, I'll have to watch.

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    Here we go round two. I've been a bit tired watching the west coast games and a couple over times as well.

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    but they won as a dark horse in (was it?) 2006

    Still stings Tom, no need to bring that up.

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    Canes fought hard tonight but the end of the Sharks win that I caught was pretty boring in comparison. Honestly I'm pulling for the Avalanche in that series even though I've never had a favorite between either of those teams.

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    I expect a big bounce back from Columbus tonight.

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    Who takes this thing now? I expected the Islanders to roll over the Canes, but nope.

    My prediction:
    Islanders vs Bruins - Islanders go to the finals

    Stars vs the Sharks - Stars go to the finals

    Islanders get the cup. (and moral for the Caps management - don't toss your cup-winning coach!)

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    Nice to see you have the Sharks getting past the Avalanche.....don't tell Ash!

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    John, I don't mind if the Sharks win or lose. I just won't root for them.

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    Short digression: I have an extended family member, a young college senior majoring in statistics at Rutgers, who wants to take statistical analysis to professional hockey the way it's been used in baseball, to get better results from players based on intense use of stats. He played league hockey in high school, and though I don't think he's aspiring to play, I think he may have the statistics chops to explore this dream of his.

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    The game has changed over the years, I preferred the 60's and 70's era. Same goes for football.

    I treat people the way they treat me. It's that simple.
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    And basketball, when traveling was called before five steps with the ball, and charging was seen more than once a game. And there was a call called palming. Anyone remember?

    Though the one thing that has vastly improved: TV coverage. Not just quantity, but quality. First color, then better resolution, then HD, and now even some UHD. You can actually see the puck!

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    Double OT for the Bruins and Blue Jackets. Both of my new teams won today (Dallas and Blue Jackets).

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    Short digression: I have an extended family member, a young college senior majoring in statistics at Rutgers, who wants to take statistical analysis to professional hockey the way it's been used in baseball, to get better results from players based on intense use of stats. He played league hockey in high school, and though I don't think he's aspiring to play, I think he may have the statistics chops to explore this dream of his.

    Tom, it sounds like your family member is getting into analytics. That's been used extensively by more than a few teams for a few years. I think Edmonton experimented with it too.

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    I can't watch older hockey, from the 60's or 70's (even 80's). Half the team couldn't skate and only a few players per team had any real puck handling skills. Now, if you can't skake, puck handle and score, you won't even make a fourth line.

    Tom Wilson from the Caps is a good example. He's seen as a modern age NHL tough guy, perhaps like Dave Semenko in the past. In 2018, Wilson had 14 goals and 187 penalty minutes. Semenko had 65 goals in his 13 season career and 1175 penalty minutes. Shocking to me, Semenko only averaged 90 penalty minutes per season. 153 career points for Semenko, but Wilson already has 118 points in only six seasons. Semenko probably wouldn't make a modern NHL team.

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    When I was boasting about the Hurricanes winning the Stanley Cup a few years after they moved to Raleigh, N.C., someone chided me commenting that the coaches and team were predominantly Canadian, which was sure a strong contingent, it's true. However I don't think it was Canadians driving down from Montreal and Edmundson to fill the parking lot acres around the stadium. There are still some ardent hockey fans in these parts, Stanley Cup or not.

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    Funny: if you told a hockey fan 50 years ago there'd be teams- good teams- in LV, FLA, Carolina, etc, they'd roll their eyes and laugh.

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    John, some currently still do. I never watched hockey prior to Vegas getting a pro team. Now I'm consumed by it. I get a kick out "band wagon" banter. So what. I would think everyone (except San Jose :mrgreen:) would be happy Vegas has hockey and another fan.

    I'm actually very happy San Jose and Vegas are considered rivals. I'd hate to have a shitty team as a rival.

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    Actually for me, it's cool that a near by team has popped up with excellence, and making a great rival.

    I had season tickets with my then young son for the Sharks inaugural season- it was in the Cow Palace! 90% of the fans had no idea what icing was, or offsides, etc. but now are pretty much in to what hockey rules are and great play is about.

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    Sports rise and fade over time. Baseball is struggling with its fan base right now. Football has plateaued, maybe, depending on how you look at it. Basketball is strong. Horse racing, if that's a sport, is in a kind of crisis. Hey, I love the horses and their brave jockeys, exercise riders, etc., but the following has diminished. Soccer/football ... worldwide, the number one sport, in the U.S. somewhat struggling as a spectator sport while it thrives as a youth sport. Hockey came alive in the last decade or two, from a Canadian and Northeastern U.S. sport to a national one in the U.S. and its homeplace Canada. Cricket has more reach than U.S. people think, but isn't here much yet.

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