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I knew it would happen. It's sad, but TOTALLY expected. The high powered Ottawa Senators get blanked 3-0 by the lowly Islanders. These guys are starting to remind me of the Flames in the late 80s/early 90s.

And Edmonton... nice win over the Stars. They've met in the first round 7 out of 8 years now. Dallas was starting to lose it in this game, the pesky Oilers getting under their skin. Going to be a long brutal series.

I think we'll have 2 major upsets here. Oilers and Islanders are going to advance.

Devils and Bruins - pretty much expected. Defence wins in the playoffs, and that's the Devil's game. Brodeur was unreal last night.

I know this isn't about the war, but I thought I'd try and get the topic rolling.
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That Oilers game was awesome last nite! I cant believe the composure they showed, thats what got them the win. They outclassed Dallas into taking a stupid penalties. That is going to be an intense series and I wouldn't be surprised if it goes to 7 games (oil's gonna take it!).

Now how about them canucks, i cant wait for the game tonite. It should be a battle as well. I just hope the canucks were watching that Edmonton game because it was a composure clinic. The 'nucks are a serious contender this year and I would love to see them and the oil battle it out for the conference.

Image 4 canadian teams battling it out for the cup. I read an article about how much that would cost the big american networks, I mean there are fans for american and canadian teams in both countries (Im a beantown fan too) but the huge US tv market has a lot of fans that are not going to watch unless their team continues in the playoffs. But it would definitely dominate the canadian tv market!

I picked Philly-Van final. I guess we will have to wait and see. Remember its only been 1 game! Very exciting times, indeed.
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post #3 of 260
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Originally posted by murbot
Devils and Bruins - pretty much expected. Defence wins in the playoffs, and that's the Devil's game. Brodeur was unreal last night.

Bordeur is on = Devils deep into post-season.
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Oilers, best small market team evar. Leafs, hmmm... if they get lucky they could do it. Ottawa? Pansies.
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post #5 of 260
Wild 4
Avs 2

GO WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #6 of 260
(sigh)

I sense the Bruins will get swept. Murbot is correct, defense is what wins championships, and the Devils have superior goaltending and defense both.

So will end another Bruin's season. I'm not as huge a hockey fan as I am the the other 3 sports, but this is my team and I hate seeing them half-ass it every year. Bruins fans pay ungodly prices for tickets (highest ave price in the NHL) and their ownership is incredibly stingy (near the bottom of the league in payroll). Most people have already resigned themselves to the fact that Joe Thornton will not be resigned by this team, because he will simply cost too much for their taste.

But this whole financial thing is about to blow up in the NHL's face anyway. There WILL be a strike before the next season I think.
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post #7 of 260
Lockout not strike.

That's OK. NHL blows. College Hockey is where it is at anyway.
post #8 of 260
Wow, 7 of 8 home teams lost their games. What an interesting play-offs this may turn out to be... .

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College Hockey is where it is at anyway.

*sniff* my team lost yesterday....
post #10 of 260
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Poor Red Wings... I watched that game from the third period on, what a game!! I can't believe the Ducks survived that first overtime, the Wings were just killing them. Giguere was the man last night.

(of COURSE we see another great performance from an ex-Flame....)

And those poor Canucks. Not much to say there besides *ouch*.

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*sniff* my team lost yesterday....

Cornell? Mine lost as well. Moron referee.
post #12 of 260
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Originally posted by Argento
Wild 4
Avs 2

GO WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No, Go Avs and death to the Red Wings. Oh, and by the way its Wild: 1 and Avs: 3 as far as the series goes.
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Good call.

My god. The Wings ousted in 4 by the Ducks.



Giguere is just unbeatable right now. He looks like Ken Dryden in there, doesn't he? Of course it's yet ANOTHER Flame out there making a name for himself.

Grrrr.
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Originally posted by murbot
Good call.

My god. The Wings ousted in 4 by the Ducks.


I know. The entire Detroit-Metro Area are zombies today (both for the late night and the loss). Well, we won last year. I'm fully supporting and rooting for the Blues from now on.
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And as a Canes fan... WHOO-FREAKIN-HOO!

Sorry, but I know a couple of Wings fans down here that were just *insufferable* last year after the finals, going on and on about how Detroit was a dynasty team that no one would take down in the foreseeable future, yadda yadda yadda...

Okay, so we didn't even make the playoffs, but we just fell apart this year in general.

This gives me at least a *little* satisfaction at the end of this crappy season.
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post #16 of 260
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Originally posted by MGG
No, Go Avs and death to the Red Wings. Oh, and by the way its Wild: 1 and Avs: 3 as far as the series goes.


Yeah they're probably done, but when I posted orginally that was the score of game one, not the series prediction. Ahh well whatever they do, they mad it to the playoffs in only 3 years and won one, and not even at home. Either way it's a great year for them, whatever happens now.
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Go avs (period)
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post #18 of 260
Detroit is out! Ding dong the witch is dead!


Go Devils! (East)

Go Stars! (West)
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post #19 of 260
Devils owned the Bruins!




Stars Won too!




Jamie Langenbruner Rocks.
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post #20 of 260
Devils, Stars again?

Devils, of course, but I have to root for Anaheim, if only for Giguere.
post #21 of 260
CUUUU-JOoo, CUUUUU-JOoooo! Beaten by Sza Sza Gabor and the clucks!



Couldn't have happened to a better city. Have a nice summer boys.


Ottawa showed their true colors the last couple games. I don't think they're the [mental weaklings] people think they are. I bet they can take Philly or Toronto in 6, though a series win over the Leafs would put a lid on the second most arrogant group of fans in the league. Toronto is just Detroit in blue....


I still don't get how the stupid playoff format works now (you can no longer say 1 plays 8, winner plays winner of 2 vs. 7 - for example, Ottawa apparently might play not only Philly or Toronto, but possibly the winner of the Crapitals - Dolts series also. Anyone know the formula?

Biggest disappointment award though goes to Vancouver. At least the wings can say (legitimately "no one would've beaten the Ducks the way they're playing right now").


Right now the teams that look scariest are all out west except Ottawa, but it's going to be a great playoff year I think.
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post #22 of 260
*hip checks thread to the top*


Woo HOO! Vancouver lives to fight another day. I have to say, I would love to see a Vancouver - Ottawa Final ... or Colorado - Ottawa. That would be some truly excellent hockey. That's what drives me nuts about teams like Philly and NJ -- all the trapping crap slows down the game so much. Hopefully next year they nix the Red Line.
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post #23 of 260
Another shout out to the Avs. I like Washington as a home team, but watching them isn't too great. They are, simply put, a boring team. On the other hand, Sakic is the man. When he's on the ice, it's some great hockey.

I hope the Avs win it again.
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post #24 of 260
The Wild just made it a series again today. I was working so I didn't see it, but just as well.

I will say that other than the Sens pummeling the Leafs (probably won't happen at the rate Philly is going now), the Wild beating Dallas would be the ULTIMATE hockey revenge / sweet irony story. Nothing would be cooler than that.


Stars fan mentality = "hey let's yell "STARS!" REAL loud-like when the guy singing the national anthem says the word "star". Knuckle-heads. I still say they wouldn't know a hook from a trip if their lives depended on it. Probably because of all the big hair that's in the way... they can't see the sticks real well down there.
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post #25 of 260
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The Wild just made it a series again today. I was working so I didn't see it, but just as well.



Hell yes!! Go WiLD! Back to St. Paul......where we haven't won once..... ah well times are a changing baby!
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post #26 of 260
Worst

penalty shot

ever.
post #27 of 260
Canucks get the fever, Blues get the flu. Nucks win game 7.

Leafs... uh, nice penalty slap? Better than the year of 6 shots per game.

Van - Ott would be cool. Canucks in 7.
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post #28 of 260
overtime again... more playoff for your tv dollar. ;p
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post #29 of 260
Wild beat Avs in OT to force Game 7!
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post #30 of 260
Go Wild! I'm so tired of the Avs. Bring on the real teams!
post #31 of 260
YEAH!!!!!!!!!! LEAFS WIN !!!!!!!!!!!! 2-1 in double overtime. OH YEAAHHHHHHH

Would be nice to see the Canucks kick the crap out of the Blues tomorrow to advance to the second round and that the Maple Leafs kick the crap out of the Flyers to advance to the second round as well. This year is Canada's year.
post #32 of 260
Hmmm... I keep saying the Leafs are good enough if they get lucky, but only if they get lucky. Weird team, they don't really show up for every game though.
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GO WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!
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Hmmm... I keep saying the Leafs are good enough if they get lucky, but only if they get lucky. Weird team, they don't really show up for every game though.

I could agree no more. They got amazing players and lets hope that they win it tomorrow. Ottawa may be our only chance at a Cup. BTW, I would like to see a TO and Ottawa rematch though.
post #35 of 260
got to meet Norm Coleman today. thanked him for the hockey team.

WOOO Wild!!!!
post #36 of 260
I'm pumped. I'm going to the Flyers Game 7 in Philly tonight. woot.

Hopefully it won't go into OT. I don't think my heart can handle it anymore.
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Originally posted by Willoughby
I'm pumped. I'm going to the Flyers Game 7 in Philly tonight. woot.

Hopefully it won't go into OT. I don't think my heart can handle it anymore.

Lucky guy. Cheer for the Maple Leafs while you are there.
post #38 of 260
What a great playoff season this is turning out to be. Three game 7's tonight ... three. Looks like Philly is on their way to ousting Toronoto, and tonight Colorado and Vancouver try to stay alive for another round. That Minnesota game last night was crazy. Those fans were PUMPED. Almost makes me want to see them win just for the possibility of meeting Dallas and kicking the crap out of them, but I like Colorado too much.

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Originally posted by Moogs
What a great playoff season this is turning out to be. Three game 7's tonight ... three. Looks like Philly is on their way to ousting Toronoto, and tonight Colorado and Vancouver try to stay alive for another round. That Minnesota game last night was crazy. Those fans were PUMPED. Almost makes me want to see them win just for the possibility of meeting Dallas and kicking the crap out of them, but I like Colorado too much.


watch the canucks game for crowd frenzy... unless it's a blowout early

if washington and edmonton had won, there would have been FIVE game 7's. remote control thumb.
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post #40 of 260
Looks like the leafs are just about done. Oh well, they haven't been serious about winning anything since the 60's, barring a short but wonderful stint with Gilmor, they've sucked consistently.

They're done, 5-1 now, might as well break a few legs and make things easier for the Senators.

Come on Belfour, use that big stick and cap Primeau or Roenick before Hitchcock wises up and pulls them off the ice.
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