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Re: NHL non-Tebow Playoff Hockey Thread!
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2018, 03:25:47 am »
Winnipeg had a chance to advance to round 3 tonight, but they laid an egg.  Their series will go to game 7 in Nashville.  The remaining series have all been decided.

Winnipeg or Nashville will face the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference final. The Knights continue to impress and beat the Sharks in 6. They're like some kind of underdog sports team movie come to life.

The Washington Capitals finally managed to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in a series.  This is the fifth time the teams have faced each other in a playoff series since Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin have been on their teams, and it's the first time that Ovechkin and the Capitals have won.  They must feel like they have gotten a huge monkey off their backs.   Life does not get easier for them, as they will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference final.

Tampa Bay, after getting blown out in the first game, came back and won 4 straight over Boston. They have been making this look extremely business-like, and could be a very tough opponent for Washington.

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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2018, 10:18:57 am »
Winnipeg vs Washington in the final ?

Battle of the Ws.   You would probably see huge ratings in Toronto for a Canadian team in the final once again.  Especially not Ottawa.

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2018, 10:23:52 am »

Tampa Bay, after getting blown out in the first game, came back and won 4 straight over Boston. They have been making this look extremely business-like, and could be a very tough opponent for Washington.

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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2018, 02:56:14 am »
Good, had enough of Marchand. Such a good player but an even bigger ****.

With his skill, he doesn't need to be doing weird ****... at some point you just have to wonder "what the **** is this guy's problem?"

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2018, 03:10:03 am »
The Winnipeg Jets advance to the final four!

Connor Hellebuyck, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Schiefele, and Blake Wheeler have all been powerhouses during the playoffs. Being able to add a guy like Paul Stastny at the trade deadline to a team that was already very strong turned out to be a great move as he has also been a leader for the Jets.  This was a really great series.

The Jets kick off the 3rd round on home ice against Las Vegas, starting Saturday.  I can only imagine that Winnipeg must be completely insane with excitement right now.

Meanwhile the Capitals looked very energized after beating their arch-nemesis, as they cruised past Tampa Bay tonight. Although the score looks close, the game didn't look very close, to my eyes at least.  It was 4-0 when I left and the Lightning weren't remotely competitive.  They will have to get it in gear in a hurry.  Of course, they got blown out in their first game against Boston and then won four straight.  I had thought Tampa might be the favorite among the remaining teams, but they certainly didn't look like it tonight.

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Re: NHL non-Tebow Playoff Hockey Thread!
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2018, 07:38:49 am »
http://winnipegsun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/winnipeg-jets/blocking-shots-a-big-part-of-jets-success-in-game-1

Jets take game ONE.  I feel some impending patriotism here.

If there's anywhere where I can get sentimental, it's with NHL Hockey.  Bettman can eat it.  Floating shitty teams in 1/2 empty arenas in Atlanta while Quebec City, Hamilton don't have one...

GO JETS

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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2018, 09:51:56 am »
http://winnipegsun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/winnipeg-jets/blocking-shots-a-big-part-of-jets-success-in-game-1

Jets take game ONE.  I feel some impending patriotism here.

If there's anywhere where I can get sentimental, it's with NHL Hockey.  Bettman can eat it.  Floating shitty teams in 1/2 empty arenas in Atlanta while Quebec City, Hamilton don't have one...

GO JETS

uhhhhhh that shitty team in the half-empty arena in Atlanta IS the Winnipeg Jets.  They are literally the exact shitty team that left Atlanta.


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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2018, 06:31:09 pm »
uhhhhhh that shitty team in the half-empty arena in Atlanta IS the Winnipeg Jets.  They are literally the exact shitty team that left Atlanta.


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I KNOW that.  I am minorly obsessed with hockey teams and expansion teams.

What was the original location of the two NHL Denver teams ?   And where are they now ?  And where have they been ?

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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2018, 10:22:03 pm »
I KNOW that.  I am minorly obsessed with hockey teams and expansion teams.

What was the original location of the two NHL Denver teams ?   And where are they now ?  And where have they been ?

6 points possible for correct answers.

uhhhhh   I know that the Colorado Avalanche started as the Quebec Nordique.   And I know that the New Jersey Devils were the Colorado Rockies, and before that the Kansas City Scouts.  Did I get them all? I feel I must be missing something because we're not up to 6 points yet.  In the spirit of sportsmanship I won't resort to Google.

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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2018, 10:28:20 pm »
Meanwhile!  The Washington Capitals look unstoppable right now!   I tuned in tonight at the start of the second period, and was thinking "Tampa has finally showed up for the series... they look really good tonight."  And they did... until the last half of the second period, at which point Washington took the lead late, and scored a last second to make it 4-2... and they just kept going in the third period.    The Capitals are cruising right now.  They won both games in Tampa convincingly and head to home ice up 2-0 in the series.

I am sure Trump will take credit for this.

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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2018, 10:36:26 pm »
If there's anywhere where I can get sentimental, it's with NHL Hockey.  Bettman can eat it.  Floating shitty teams in 1/2 empty arenas in Atlanta while Quebec City, Hamilton don't have one...

I think some of the Canadian snobbery in regard to teams in non-wintery climates is kind of unwarranted. People said hockey would never work in Florida, but the Tampa Bay Lightning are very well supported.  It took a while, but Nashville has embraced the Predators bigly. 

The Leafs' superstar was born in California, grew up in Phoenix, and wanted to play hockey because he watched the Phoenix Coyotes when he was a kid.

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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2018, 06:13:55 am »
uhhhhh   I know that the Colorado Avalanche started as the Quebec Nordique.   And I know that the New Jersey Devils were the Colorado Rockies, and before that the Kansas City Scouts.  Did I get them all? I feel I must be missing something because we're not up to 6 points yet.  In the spirit of sportsmanship I won't resort to Google.

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5/6 points.  If you did that from memory that is excellent.  I happened to be looking at WHA team history and the Nordiques started in San Francisco, though they didn't ever play a single game there before they were moved to Quebec !

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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2018, 06:15:04 am »
Meanwhile!  The Washington Capitals look unstoppable right now! 

They were known as the Crapitals in the 1970s.  And soon they will be/could be champs.

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Re: NHL non-Tebow Playoff Hockey Thread!
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2018, 08:00:57 am »
It was the lack of expansion teams in the first place that led to the creation of the National Hockey Association, later renamed the National Hockey League. The only original team still in the the NHL is Les Canadiens of Montreal, but the Stanley cup was brought to the league by the Ottawa Senators after they won it in the Canadian Hockey League (the league that didn't allow the expansion teams in the first place) and then moved over to the NHA the next year. Note that those Ottawa Senators folded in the 50's.

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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2018, 09:28:16 am »
The Golden Knights and the Lightning have both answered back to get back in their series.  The Knights won game 2 in Winnipeg, and the series goes to Vegas tied 1-1.  The Lightning slowed down the Washington hype-train last night in a must-win game.  Jets are back in action tonight in Las Vegas... the Jets have been awesome on the road in the playoffs, so I doubt that home ice advantage helps the Knights too much.

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