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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun May 16, 2010 9:49 pm

Habs just look like they have dead legs.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby jack_tors » Tue May 25, 2010 7:32 pm

Flyers vs Blackhawks. Who do you got?

I go Blackhawks as they have more offense and Niemi has played well of late.

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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue May 25, 2010 7:42 pm

Blackhawks in 5. Too much skill, too much depth. Niemi's been excellent. Leighton has too, but MTL didn't have much offensive firepower. CHI does.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed May 26, 2010 6:21 pm

Philly in 6.

I think Pronger can help keep Byflugein out of the front of the net.

Philly is the touger team, Niemi will choke.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat May 29, 2010 8:39 pm

Philly gets a garbage goal, Chicago gets a skill goal. Look for that trend to continue.

What a snipe by Brouwer.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat May 29, 2010 9:05 pm

Ugly, sloppy period from both teams. Three garbage tallies for the Flyers. CHI's D are not playing physical enough.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat May 29, 2010 10:46 pm

lol "garbage goals".
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat May 29, 2010 10:54 pm

Entertaining game. The grinders were impressive on both sides.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon May 31, 2010 10:04 pm

Niemi's been excellent tonight. Quenneville changed his game plan for tonight and the Hawks are buying in.

Flyers have no match for the speed.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon May 31, 2010 10:47 pm

Boooooo Chicrapo.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby jack_tors » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:49 pm

Maybe it was me, maybe it was the fact I had a massive hang over but I couldnt get into that game no matter how hard I tried. The first period didnt seem to have much flow. Passed out midway through 2.

Philly better wake up or this series will be over real quick. Will be interesting to see if they get going on home ice.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:54 am

Philly back into it. The last time I rooted against a team this hard was the 2007 World Series. Fuck Chicago.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:26 pm

Niemi was excellent again in Game 4. A couple grimy goals got the best of him. Philly's really carried the physical play in this series and if they find a way to win tomorrow night, that's going to start wearing on the Hawks.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:04 pm

Philly makes a statement.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:16 pm

It amazes me that a team can have motivational issues in the Stanley Cup, but Chicago clearly is. They're getting beaten down by Philly's physical play and haven't seemed to want to match it. Their defensive zone coverage was beyond terrible.

That said, they mounted a comeback and should have momentum off that going in to Game 5. PHI can't be comfortable with the 3rd period that they played.

Jeremy Roenick said it best, "you never have to worry until you lose at home". CHI still has the upper hand with the two home games and the matchups Quenneville likes to play.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:06 pm

I don't think either team can win on the road in this series, so I guess that sadly means Blackhawks in 7. *shudder*
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby jack_tors » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:34 pm

Chicago pouring it on early. Great effort but it has to translate into goals. Philly looks like they are constantly on the defensive.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby jack_tors » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:54 pm

Chicago playing like they want it tonight. First goal was a lucky bounce but the second was a nifty redirect off Leighton's skate.

I know I was pulling for Chicago but damn that song they play after each goal is so annoying I am reconsidering.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby swerb » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:45 pm

This has been a helluva series. Nice move tonight by the Hawks to bust up their top line, which got Prongered in games 3 & 4. Of the three 1st period goals, 2 came with Byflugien playing with the second line and the other went off Prongers skate.

Have really enjoyed the NHL playoffs this year after 4-5 years of watching next to no hockey. THis finals, off the heels of the Olympics, good for the sport. Good to see.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:21 am

From the Chicago Tribune this morning. Beautifully done ;-) ;) :wink: :

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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:25 am

I'm surprised the Tribune went so low brow.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:38 am

Gotta milk the cow while she's producing. The Blackhawks were one of the most inept franchises in the league earlier this decade because owner Bill Wirtz was a cheap douche. After his death, his kid seems to have helped right the ship.

With the White Sox being terrible, the Cubs not very good, the Bears fallen from grace, and the Bulls in the offseason, they've gotta jump on the Hawks. Suffice to say, Pronger's far and away the most known player on the Flyers for the casual hockey fan. Plus, the whole taking of the pucks after games incidents and his overall smugness.

Many in hockey circles hate Pronger, but they respect the hell out of him for his track record.


Not near as annoying as Richard Roeper's white guilt post about hockey in the Sun-Times yesterday. Tired of hearing stories like this. http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/236 ... 08.article

I like Roeper. Liked him as a movie critic and reading his book about betting a grand or more a day over 30 days, with the idea taken from Spurlock's Super Size Me documentary.

As far as I'm concerned, it's cut and dry why minorities don't play hockey and why they aren't into the sport.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:50 am

Terrible take by Roeper. I'm not sure what the NHL can do to attract diverse interest.

I agree totaly, most minorities just ain't into it. That's just a fact of life, not something the NHL can change or be held responsible for.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:50 pm

3-3 heading to OT. It's there for the Hawks to take or it could go back to Chicago for a Game 7. And there is no sport going where I'd rather watch a Game 7 between two teams I have no rooting interest in than hockey.

Hoping for Game 7.

Sorry to any Hawks fans.

Either way, Game 6 has been tremendous. Intense pressure from Chicago all night but Flyers just did enough to force OT.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:57 pm

peeker643 wrote:3-3 heading to OT. It's there for the Hawks to take or it could go back to Chicago for a Game 7. And there is no sport going where I'd rather watch a Game 7 between two teams I have no rooting interest in than hockey.

Hoping for Game 7.

Sorry to any Hawks fans.

Either way, Game 6 has been tremendous. Intense pressure from Chicago all night but Flyers just did enough to force OT.

Im with you Peeks. Just wanna see more hockey. Wanna pull for the Blackhawks in this series, Byflugien is one of the funnest players, any sport, to watch. Like the city of Chicago and its people a lot more than Philly. Got a couple buds in Chicago who would push their gramma down the stairs for the win tonight.

But I can't help but pull for this Flyers team. So GD gritty. All playoffs. Classic Pacino "Just when I think that I'm out ..." from Godfather III stuff. Likable players.

Been going back and forth all series on who I want to see win the Cup. Right now I just wanna see a game 7.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby StewieG » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:03 pm

I'm with y'all. Nothing better than playoff hockey. Except for overtime playoff hockey.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby StewieG » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:08 pm

Wow, how did that go in?
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:09 pm

Really, really enjoyed the NHL Playoffs this year. Learned to love this sport again.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:56 pm

Good to see American boy Kane get the game winner. Another piece of silver to go along with the silver.

A good playoff from the first round to the end.

Lots of question marks around the league now. The draft, four teams with new coaches, some new GMs, it should be an interesting offseason.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby leadpipe » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:28 pm

By the way, no better announcer in sports than Emerick.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:32 pm

leadpipe wrote:By the way, no better announcer in sports than Emerick.


It's funny you say that. Lots of people on the main hockey message board I frequent can't stand Emrick. I'm a huge fan of his also.

The best commentating duo in hockey is Drew Remenda and Randy Hahn with the Sharks on Comcast out there in the Bay Area. They give the most credit to the opposition and are the least homerish announcers. Not like the assholes for FS Pittsburgh or the two jokers who do the Jackets.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:35 pm

Jeff Rimer has a mustache, that makes him the best by scientific fact. Bill Davidge sucks though......
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:54 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Jeff Rimer has a mustache, that makes him the best by scientific fact. Bill Davidge sucks though......


The people in the Jackets forum over on those same message boards have a Rimer and Davidge drinking game.
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Re: 2010 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:04 pm

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Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Jeff Rimer has a mustache, that makes him the best by scientific fact. Bill Davidge sucks though......


The people in the Jackets forum over on those same message boards have a Rimer and Davidge drinking game.


It probably takes alot of Mike's hard Lemonade to get those "guys" drunk. That's if they're actaully drinking alcohol and not their drink of choice, man juice.
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