2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by Rush2112 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:34 pm

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Why do I miss the Flames for months just to yell at them again?
have you read Battle of Alberta? Great look at how the teams of the 80s were built.
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Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:48 pm

Still 20 minutes to look like a fool and granted I only saw 6.5 of 12 games but VGK and Tampa are by far the two best performances of these exhibition games.
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Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by degenerasian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:49 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
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degenerasian wrote:
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Why do I miss the Flames for months just to yell at them again?
have you read Battle of Alberta? Great look at how the teams of the 80s were built.
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Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:58 pm

Ryan Reaves is just out here killing dudes like it’s Game 7 of the final.
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Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:26 pm

“4-1, good guys!” - Obnoxious Hawk Harrelson voice
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Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by rass » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:12 am

brian wrote:
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Ryan Reaves is just out here killing dudes like it’s Game 7 of the final.
Hoping we got a reenactment of this at some point:

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Post by mister d » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:17 am

Aside from DeAngelo getting caught using slurs I’m not sure how this start could be any worse.
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Post by degenerasian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:18 am

That didn't take long to be reminded of what playoff hockey is like. Going like gangbusters and a fight! Williams and Strome!
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:23 am

If you include the exhibitions earlier in the week, Carolina and New York just became the first franchises In NHL history to have played a game in all 12 months of the year.
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Post by mister d » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:23 am

I think if you concuss a guy and that guy is technically responsible for giving up a goal then the goal shouldn’t count.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:28 am

Also I was going to say the Rangers will be first team eliminated (in 3) but will win the draft lottery.
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Post by mister d » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:28 am

Sign me up.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:59 am

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I think if you concuss a guy and that guy is technically responsible for giving up a goal then the goal shouldn’t count.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:14 pm

Mrazek is such a bad G though. I can’t believe Carolina didn’t try to get someone like Lehner. They’d be a legit contender for the Cup with either of NYR’s goalies probably.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:16 pm

I’d love to know the story of how it came that the actual arena ads for each market are on the boards for these games instead of national NHL sponsors.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:23 pm

mister d wrote:
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Sign me up.
Yeah that’s obviously the second best outcome to winning the Stanley Cup.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:35 pm

That short handed goal really quieted this Raleigh crowd.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:39 pm

It’s weird how used you get to judging playoff results in context of home field/ice advantage when that no longer exists.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:23 pm

Good on Dumba for taking a knee. Hope he does it before Wild games too though.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:35 pm

He’s taking some shit for not remaining on a knee for the Canadian anthem as well which is fair since he’s Canadian.
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Post by degenerasian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:50 pm

I like this game.
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Post by rass » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:50 pm

brian wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:39 pm
It’s weird how used you get to judging playoff results in context of home field/ice advantage when that no longer exists.
But “it’s not a series until someone loses a home game” is my goto playoff hockey observation!
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:02 pm

Kubalik never had any five-point games when he was on my fantasy team.
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Post by degenerasian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:02 pm

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Kubalik never had any five-point games when he was on my fantasy team.
not everyday you play the Oilers
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Post by rass » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:09 pm

Think playoff hockey is too stressful for my (everyone’s?) current life situation.
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Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:14 pm

rass wrote:
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Think playoff hockey is too stressful for my (everyone’s?) current life situation.
I'm sure I'll feel differently when VGK play their first game that matters, but getting to see the playoffs actually contested feels like more than we were going to get three months ago.
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Post by rass » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:47 pm

Man fuck this I gotta get up and run early tomorrow morning
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Post by rass » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:20 pm

Don’t think there are commercials in OT hockey...
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:32 pm

Sorry, Rass. But that was a good game.
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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:40 pm

Can't tell if Tkachuk was dirty or not on that Schiefele hit.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:42 pm

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Can't tell if Tkachuk was dirty or not on that Schiefele hit.
As much as I dislike Tkachuk, I have to say I think it was an innocent, unfortunate play,
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Post by cerrano » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:05 pm

On the brighter side of this ot loss, this time it didn’t happen after the arena ran out of food. That had to suck to lose that game.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:38 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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Can't tell if Tkachuk was dirty or not on that Schiefele hit.
As much as I dislike Tkachuk, I have to say I think it was an innocent, unfortunate play,
Yeah, was gonna make that point. Tkachuk's rep follows him there. If he's not usually such a dirty piece of shit, no one looks twice at that play. But hard to see any intent to injury/anything other than an accident there.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:39 pm

rass wrote:
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Don’t think there are commercials in OT hockey...
They take one for the last two years after the first stoppage under 10:00, but I think it's only a 90-second timeout to scrape the ice.
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Post by brian » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:10 am

There's potentially six games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which...this is so awesome. The pandemic sucks, but being stuck at home with six playoff games to watch is the best thing that's happened since early March.
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Post by travzilla » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:45 am

While I certainly don't like tkachuk, he's a dirty player, but not that kind of dirty. Seems pretty clear that he was off balance by the time he contacted Scheifele.

Jets got just dominated overall other than the first 10 minutes, even though it was more or less even at 5on5 (in the sense that neither team could make anything happen really). With Scheifele (and Laine?) out Jets don't even have a chance to PP their way to a couple wins. I've fully joined the 7 other fanbases that lost/will lose game 1 and have mentally already won the #1 pick.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:52 am

Paul Maurice thinks it was dirty.
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Post by travzilla » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:09 am

govmentchedda wrote:
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Paul Maurice thinks it was dirty.
Yeah, I'd like to hope that was just some series management, take the focus and the heat of his team coaching tactic. Although I thought I read something that said they saw a different camera angle (straight down the blue line) that wasn't shown on TV that made it look worse. Doubt it though.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:32 am

Yeah, Maurice mentioned the blue line camera. I thought I saw one angle where it was clear Tkachuk's blade came up. I realize that this is wholly different from soccer, but the blade coming up reminded me of players going studs up, or studs in, on a tackle. I've been on skates before, but have no idea if that movement is natural at all, or if it was just Matthew out of balance as well.
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Post by psunate77 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:09 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:52 am
Paul Maurice thinks it was dirty.
Every coach put in that situation would say it was a dirty hit..

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