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post #81 of 260
Darren Pang jinxed Brodeur on Monday. Well, he's another Roy. He'll be that much stronger for game 4. Speaking of, this is slightly off-topic, but do any of you think Roy-boy will call it quits this off-season? I know his hip has been bothering him again, and he might feel like his team has peaked.
post #82 of 260
Patrick won't leave without another Cup if I had to guess. He still has the capability to win one. The plain fact is, despite the presence of Blake , Foote and Devries in the lineup, Colorado's defense is decidedly average. I said at the beginning of the year and I'll say it again, trading Drury for Morris was retarded. What they should've done was keep Kasparaitis and just let him play the way he normally plays. Sure you will take a few bad goals because his positioning can suck at times, but his presence and intimidation factor on the ice will more than make up for it.

Last year they tried to get that mean streak back with Kasparaitis, didn't work. This year they tried with Marchment. Didn't work. The reason it doesn't work is becaues Lacroix is not willing to let those kind of players loose; he forces them to conform to Colorado's system. That's useless with those kind of players. If you don't let Kaspar play his game and take runs at people once in a while he's worthless. That's where he gets his motivation / spark from -- big hits.

I am a big Colorado fan because I love their style of play. They have an edge to their game but are also fast-paced and exciting. None of the NZ trap bullcrap you see with teams like NJ or Minnesota. It works but that's not the way the NHL will win fans.

As for tonight's results all I can say is, YYYYYYeah baby! Go Canucks, Go Sens! I'm hoping for that All-Canadian final so I can watch Don Cherry every game.

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post #83 of 260
finally, the Canucks have the lead, and keep it.

still not enough hitting to keep Cherry happy, tho.
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post #84 of 260
It's good to see that both Ottawa and Vancouver won tonight. Way to go!!!!
post #85 of 260
new jersey is through

canucks lead their series 3-1, same as anaheim

sens - flyers looks set to go seven
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post #86 of 260
No kidding about the Drury thing. Never made sense to me. Mr. Clutch. And neither Kasparaitis nor Marchmant are what Colorado needed. They needed another clause Lemieux, another Mr. Clutch/instigator/pest, not just a thug or loose canon.

w00t! Joisey in the Conference finals. See you Sens/Flyers after you stumble out of No Man's land in your inevitable game 7. question is, will it goto 50 overtimes or will Philly implode again? This isn't the same Philadelphia dysfunctional family as they had in past years, so I'm betting on the former.
post #87 of 260
stars survive to play another day. ottawa moves ahead
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post #88 of 260
I'm just glad Vancouver gave themselves a chance to close it out at home tomorrow night. Each day we get a few steps closer to an all-Canadian final.... bwaaahhahahahahahahahaaa!

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post #89 of 260
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Originally posted by Moogs
I'm just glad Vancouver gave themselves a chance to close it out at home tomorrow night. Each day we get a few steps closer to an all-Canadian final.... bwaaahhahahahahahahahaaa!


You know Moogs, it just might happen. I would love to see a Vancouver/Ottawa final and it would be the first all Canadian final since Calgary/Montreal in 1989. BTW, where are ya from?
post #90 of 260
canucks will close it out tonight. (hope cbc shows the anthem)
ottawa and anaheim may also send their rivals to the golf course.
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post #91 of 260
OS X Addict: south of the border (unfortunately so I think sometimes, but every country has its share of bullcrap to put up with). I am a big fan of the Canucks and like Ottawa quite a bit also. My main reasons for rooting for the Canadian teams is three-fold:

1. It's great to see small market GMs / teams kick ass.
2. Canadian fans deserve another Cup (but not in Montreal).
3. I love the style of play: physical without any NZ trap crap, and fast-paced at the same time.


As for tonight, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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post #92 of 260
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Originally posted by Moogs
OS X Addict: south of the border (unfortunately so I think sometimes, but every country has its share of bullcrap to put up with). I am a big fan of the Canucks and like Ottawa quite a bit also. My main reasons for rooting for the Canadian teams is three-fold:

1. It's great to see small market GMs / teams kick ass.
2. Canadian fans deserve another Cup (but not in Montreal).
3. I love the style of play: physical without any NZ trap crap, and fast-paced at the same time.


As for tonight, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Well Ottawa is winning 2-0 already.
post #93 of 260
4-1 with 20 to play now...

...couldn't happen to a better team / city / bunch of fans. Philthy is on my most-despised list. Now that Ken Hitchcock is there (who knows about next year), they're even less likeable.
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post #94 of 260
I only hold the fans against the Flyers. Worst fans just about anywhere (of course that's arguable). Another implosion in Philly., 5-1 final. i'm going to have a lot of fun on Friday when I see the Flyers clique again.

Hey, Moogs, if you hate the trap, you can't rightfully root for the Sens, can ya?

The NJ/Ottowa series is going to be pretty amazing.
post #95 of 260
ottawa is through

i think they'll beat NJ but it will take 7
(suitably exhausted for my Canucks to thrash)
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post #96 of 260
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Originally posted by BuonRotto
Hey, Moogs, if you hate the trap, you can't rightfully root for the Sens, can ya?

The NJ/Ottowa series is going to be pretty amazing.

Well every team traps at some point when they get a lead in an important situation, but some teams employ the trap pretty much from 1-0 and it really blows IMO. The teams most notorious for it are the Devils, anyone coached by Ken Hitchock and now the Wild too. At least Lemaire has an excuse (lack of defensive depth and size).

Ottawa has a pretty suffocating defense too when they get a big lead but their style is so offensively oriented that it makes up for it a bit.

Next on tonight's hit parade is Vancouver hopefully. They've tied it after 1 on a wicked shot by Naslund. Hopefully they can get a couple more and hold on for the big W tonight.
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post #97 of 260
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Originally posted by Moogs
At least Lemaire has an excuse (lack of defensive depth and size).

Where do you think they all learned it? Remember the Canadiens of old yore? In the Pre-Gretsky, pre-"no forwards play defense and only half the densemen" era? Back when hockey was a complete effort... again.

Well, 5-1, Wild. I'dd venture to say there will be a game 6.
post #98 of 260
i wonder if they're gonna drug test 'em when this one's over.

GO WILD!
post #99 of 260
Whoa. One hell of a no-goal.
post #100 of 260
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Originally posted by curiousuburb
canucks will close it out tonight. (hope cbc shows the anthem)
ottawa and anaheim may also send their rivals to the golf course.

**** NO!!! GO WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #101 of 260
7-2

i think the Wild have this one tied up well.
post #102 of 260
Man that made me feel soooo good. I can live losing the series now........if that's the way it has to be.
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post #103 of 260
Ze Ducks score with 1 minute left! I love rooting for the underdog.
post #104 of 260
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Originally posted by BuonRotto
Ze Ducks score with 1 minute left! I love rooting for the underdog.

And the Ducks pull it off. The #1 seed in the Western Conference is gone!!!!
post #105 of 260
well i was two for three in my predictions for tonight,
though i was wrong with canucks in 5 <no money lost>
but at heart i'm also still pulling for the all-canadian final
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post #106 of 260
Are there any Wild fans here besides Alcimedes and myself?
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post #107 of 260
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Originally posted by Argento
Are there any Wild fans here besides Alcimedes and myself?

Yo.

Didn't see the game tonight. But a comeback is a very real possibility here.
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post #108 of 260
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Originally posted by curiousuburb
but at heart i'm also still pulling for the all-canadian final

That's what I want to see, the first one since 1989. Come on baby!!!!
post #109 of 260
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What the hell was up with Ed Jovanovsky?

Trying to think of a worse game I've EVER seen a defenceman play.... nope, can't.

(Steve Smith doesn't count, that was one play... Ed was painful to watch on every shift last night)

He's been playing unreal hockey, then he goes minus 4 last night. He was basically responsible for those 4 goals. He looked drunk, for chrissakes.

From thoroughbred to rented mule just like that.

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post #110 of 260
Cloutier was on another planet as well apparently. I think they must've took hits from the same joint before the game. Actually though, an ass-whipping like that with two games left is probably just what Vancouver needed. For whatever reason they play better with more pressure on them.

I could be wrong but I don't see Minnesota beating these guys three games straight like they did Colorado. Especially if Vancouver plays a punishing physical game. They're much bigger than Minnesota. I thought their one mistake last night was that by the middle of the second period Crawford should've taken a TO, gathered his guys and said "OK, it's over. Forget about this one. I want you to go out, score a couple goals ... but more importantly, I want you to pound the crap out of them. Hit them every chance you get and hit them hard."

Not doing that was short-sighted IMO. Minnesota will get worn down if the 'Nucks play them hard enough. That's what happened to St. Louis IMO. They were battered into submission. and they're a much bigger team than Minnesota also.

Anyway, 2 of 3 last night wasn't bad at all. Buh BYE DALLAS! Now Modano and Hull can set their tee times appropriately. Couple of swell golfing buddies really....

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post #111 of 260
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Originally posted by Moogs
blah blah.....


.....Canadian propaganda

2-0

Wild RULE!!!!

and so does beer. and ripping cd's. and the WILD KICK 'YER SORRY CANADIAN ASSES!!!

WOOOOO
post #112 of 260
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I pray for your swift death.
post #113 of 260
let's see, 5-1....

in canadian that's like

2 1/2 - 1/2 Canadian, right?
post #114 of 260
Tonight was pretty much the series for the Canucks. They're done at this point. No way in hell Minnesota will lose tomorrow night, not unless Vancouver gets a couple early and starts pounding them a little. All this backing off crap has gotten them nowhere. Take some risks, get some big hits. So what if they score on an odd man rush. Better that than 7-2 and 5-1.

Fuking pathetic. The ONLY interesting Cup combo left is Vancouver - Ottawa. Minnesota - NJ? Boring as whale shit. Ducks - NJ? Almost as bad. Ducks - Ottawa? OK. Minnesota - Ottawa. Boring also because I think Ottawa will get a lead on them and just suffocate them because Minnesota has no real offense.

Except when they play Vancouver.

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post #115 of 260
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Originally posted by alcimedes
let's see, 5-1....

in canadian that's like

2 1/2 - 1/2 Canadian, right?

Ouch.

Looks like the East can take the Cup again.
post #116 of 260
Hell yes go wild!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man I had to watch the game on this tiny TV at work, but it was still big enough to watch the Wild stick it into Vancouver's ass!

Even if they los tomorrow, they went a hell of a long way! Go Wild!!
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post #117 of 260
WOO HOO, sucks to be Canadian tonight!!!!!

How's that feel?

oh, wait, that's like every night.

mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
post #118 of 260
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Don't say that anymore, or I'll, I'll um, burn the ****ing White House down or something.

post #119 of 260
FIFTY-FOUR FORTY OR FIGHT!!!!!!

Go Wild!

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post #120 of 260
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Originally posted by CaseCom
FIFTY-FOUR FORTY OR FIGHT!!!!!!

Go Wild!


Hell yes go Wild!!!!!!
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