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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:50 pm

Canucks need to keep chopping that tree. Had a great chance seconds after Bruins scored and if they realize they now need two against Thomas, well, that's daunting given the way he's playing.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:58 pm

Good road period for BOS. Scored first, established a physical presence, and rolled all four lines. Ideal.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:00 pm

Canucks outshoot Boston 8-5, many of them solid chances against Thomas, who looks out of this world once again tonight.

Keys in this series has been who strikes first and who outhits the other. Winner of each of the first six games has won both those battles. Boston strikes first and outhits Vancouver 22-19.

No penalties. And its the same crew of officials that called the Boston/Tampa ECF Game Seven that had NO penalties the entire game.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:01 pm

swerb wrote:No penalties. And its the same crew of officials that called the Boston/Tampa ECF Game Seven that had NO penalties the entire game.


I saw one borderline penalty. It was an interference call and it would have established the wrong precedent for the game.

The Chara-Higgins play is highly skeptical to me. He knew Chara was there.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:09 pm

Yeah ... that shoulda been a penalty on Higgins. That's the only one I woulda called.

Didn't realize how much the Boston 4th line played 'till I saw those stats. 5-6 minutes each for guys that have only been playing 8 min a game.

Huge for a team that has to be road weary and tired.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:22 pm

Boston's really running around. This game could be tied soon.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:36 pm

Marchand. Amazing.

Kid is redefining his career at age 23.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:54 pm

Can't believe what I'm seeing. VAN is definitely far more banged up and it's having an impact tonight. BOS cannot be stopped on the cycle. It's wearing VAN's D down and then you saw what happens - the Bergeron shorty.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:58 pm

If I had one word to describe Tim Thomas tonight, I'd go with "stoic".
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:59 pm

The Bergeron/Recchi/Marchand line. And Tim Thomas. My God.

Fucking Luongo ... gold medal or no gold medal, performances in game 7 vs Chicago and game 5 in this Cup Finals noted ... dude is just a choker. Not all there between the ears.

Just the look on his face, compared to the calm steely glaze of Thomas.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:18 pm

Jannik Hansen may have just ended this series for good. What a stupid, stupid penalty.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:23 pm

I don't watch enough to know whether Boston is making a concerted to go at Luongo's glove-side shoulder or whether that's such a huge target on all keepers. But any chance they get they've gone on the glove side this series and with a ton of success.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:26 pm

peeker643 wrote:I don't watch enough to know whether Boston is making a concerted to go at Luongo's glove-side shoulder or whether that's such a huge target on all keepers. But any chance they get they've gone on the glove side this series and with a ton of success.


Easiest shot for righties and lefties because you start going high glove from the time you're 6 years old. Goal scorers go high glove. There's an egotistical facet to it.

A lot of goalies do have a glove side weakness, whether because they can't catch the puck well or just have a slow glove.

Shots from far out are supposed to be between the knee and shin for rebounds. But in deep, going high glove is where most guys go.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:41 pm

Rich, you were all about Boston from the start. You put a future wager on them?
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:58 pm

"Zdeno Chara will accept the Stanley Cup from Commissioner Gary Bettman and this is undoubtedly the highest it will have ever been held aloft."

:lmfao:

Nice.

And handing it off to Recchi first was a no-brainer. The fact he let loose with an F-Bomb when getting it was just funny.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:58 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Rich, you were all about Boston from the start. You put a future wager on them?

Several. :thumb up:
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:59 pm

swerb wrote:Several. :thumb up:


Good for you, man.

For the record, the few times I've been to the Hockey Hall of Fame, I've never touched the Cup. Just in case...
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:02 pm

What a series. What a playoffs.

Gonna miss hockey. I fell head over heels back in love with the sport this season.
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Spin » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:23 pm

swerb wrote:What a series. What a playoffs.

Gonna miss hockey. I fell head over heels back in love with the sport this season.


With you on that. I watched it a lot during the Lemieux/Gretsky era, when they use to come to Cleveland (Richfield). But not since then. Columbus hasn't captured my attention. Started watching Junior A last year in Wooster, then college this year, working with the team. Road trippin with college hockey players (what goes in Pittsburgh stays in Pittsburgh). The Olympics last year helped

Even though we don't have a team, the NHL is pretty damn exciting. Might follow the whole season, if Sid can get his head n straight...
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Re: 2011 NHL Playoffs

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:52 am

Cleveland is the city where we come from so run run
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