2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Okay . . . let's try this again.

Moderators: Shirley, brian, ZMan, Sabo

User avatar
L-Jam3
Donny
Posts: 2604
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:43 am

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by L-Jam3 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:18 am

brian wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:52 am
Probably works to Vegas' advantage but why couldn't they play Game 7 of their series tomorrow then? No sense trying to figure out the NHL.
I was going to say that maybe Vegas-Vancouver didn't have back-to-backs like other series (e.g. Philly-Isles went back-to-back last Saturday and Sunday) and they wanted to not overburden other teams, but it looks like Vegas and Vancouver played three consecutive days. Am I seeing that right?
My avatar corresponds on my place in the Swamp posting list with the all-time Home Run list. Number 45 is Andre "The Hawk" Dawson with 438.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:19 am

L-Jam3 wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:18 am
brian wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:52 am
Probably works to Vegas' advantage but why couldn't they play Game 7 of their series tomorrow then? No sense trying to figure out the NHL.
I was going to say that maybe Vegas-Vancouver didn't have back-to-backs like other series (e.g. Philly-Isles went back-to-back last Saturday and Sunday) and they wanted to not overburden other teams, but it looks like Vegas and Vancouver played three consecutive days. Am I seeing that right?
No, but there was a back to back already for Games 3 & 4. This will be three games in four days.

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:13 pm

Giff wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:06 am
brian wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:52 am
Probably works to Vegas' advantage but why couldn't they play Game 7 of their series tomorrow then? No sense trying to figure out the NHL.
Avs/Stars on USA! Interrupting hour 74 of Law & Order: SVU.

I still don't know much about the game, but I'm officially in love with hockey. Finally settling on a team to root for and follow has helped, especially when they're an up and coming team.
The Avs are a fun team. And most of their stars are young guys.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
DaveInSeattle
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4677
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:33 pm

I picked the.right time to catch my first Hockey game of the playoffs.

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:48 pm

Fun fact. Of the final 8 teams left - most are not leaning on the goaltender who led them in wins in the regular season.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:09 pm

The four Western semifinalsts have used 9 goalies between them these series which feels like it has to be a record.

User avatar
degenerasian
The Dude
Posts: 9205
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:22 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by degenerasian » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:14 pm

I watch a lot of hockey. I've never heard of this guy.
Kung Fu movies are like porn. There's 1 on 1, then 2 on 1, then a group scene..

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:21 pm

degenerasian wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:14 pm
I watch a lot of hockey. I've never heard of this guy.
It's always fun when unknown guys become postseason heroes!
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:42 pm

I wish the rule was just always five minutes for hits to the head and I'd feel better because that hit was not predatory. If anything Reaves hit him with his back, which seems like it should only be two minutes.

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:44 pm

brian wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:42 pm
I wish the rule was just always five minutes for hits to the head and I'd feel better because that hit was not predatory. If anything Reaves hit him with his back, which seems like it should only be two minutes.
That hit was predatory.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:46 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:44 pm
brian wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:42 pm
I wish the rule was just always five minutes for hits to the head and I'd feel better because that hit was not predatory. If anything Reaves hit him with his back, which seems like it should only be two minutes.
That hit was predatory.
I still haven't seen a replay where he hit him with his shoulder, which if so I'd agree with you. But looked like Reaves was turning away and Motte's head bounced off his back.

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:49 pm

I’d still feel pretty good if I was a Vegas fan. Other than that Boesser shot that Lehnar made the great save on, Vancouver hasn’t looked dangerous all game.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:50 pm

All that said, all hits to the head should be 5 minutes.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:04 pm

And I definitely am not a Reaves fanboy. If Vegas wins I hope he’s suspended so Vegas can play a forward with talent.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:11 pm

I just never want to hear the name Thacher Demko again.

User avatar
mister d
The Dude
Posts: 19400
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 am

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by mister d » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:17 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:44 pm
That hit was predatory.
Yup. I can’t care at all when a guy’s argument is “I blasted him open-ice but I grazed his shoulder first”.
rass wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:20 am
I'm definitely known as "the boy who cried penis" in town.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:39 pm

Bring on the Stars!

User avatar
Rams Fanny
Bunny Lebowski
Posts: 547
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:32 pm
Location: Henderson, NV

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by Rams Fanny » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:34 pm

Tonight for the second west playoff matchday in a row, Vegas will play their third game in four nights. And presumably DeBoer will continue to refuse to play his 3-Cup winning backup goalie.
"Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or fucking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back." -Al Swearengen

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:09 pm

Rams Fanny wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Tonight for the second west playoff matchday in a row, Vegas will play their third game in four nights. And presumably DeBoer will continue to refuse to play his 3-Cup winning backup goalie.
Just saw on Twitter that Fleury is starting.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
govmentchedda
The Dude
Posts: 7831
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:48 am

Anyone catch that game last night?
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

User avatar
Giff
The Dude
Posts: 6364
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by Giff » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:51 pm

Apparently the Islanders didn't.
Muh.

User avatar
govmentchedda
The Dude
Posts: 7831
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:56 pm

In all fairness, both the Isles and the Knights got screwed by the schedule compression. That aside, what a game by Point and Kucherov last night. The Kuch tip to Point from the stretch pass from Shattenkirk was insane.

I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:45 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:56 pm
In all fairness, both the Isles and the Knights got screwed by the schedule compression.
Stars, too.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:41 pm

Think that might have been the national debut of the Victory Flamingo.

User avatar
govmentchedda
The Dude
Posts: 7831
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:48 pm

Stole that one.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

User avatar
degenerasian
The Dude
Posts: 9205
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:22 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by degenerasian » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:47 am

Are Dallas really going to knock out the Avs and Knights nsck to back.

We had them by the balls. WE HAD THEM!!!!!!
Kung Fu movies are like porn. There's 1 on 1, then 2 on 1, then a group scene..

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:08 am

I’d like to see Joe Pavelski win a Cup.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:05 pm

Wow. Dallas advances in just five games. Did not see that coming. And to think that at the beginning of the playoffs I thought they were the weakest of the western teams that got byes.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:52 am

Congrats on making the finals, Chedda. Too bad we don't have any big Stars fans here to create some lively banter between you two.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
govmentchedda
The Dude
Posts: 7831
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:18 am

Wheeee! That series was little fun. Hopefully the final will be slightly more fun to watch.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:14 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:18 am
Wheeee! That series was little fun. Hopefully the final will be slightly more fun to watch.
I think Dallas is just a slightly-more=talented version of the Islanders.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
mister d
The Dude
Posts: 19400
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 am

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by mister d » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:42 am

I really wish Zucc were still on Dallas so I would have a guaranteed happy finish to this season. I'd have to settle for Boston schadenfreude if Tampa loses.
rass wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:20 am
I'm definitely known as "the boy who cried penis" in town.

User avatar
travzilla
Brandt
Posts: 461
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:29 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by travzilla » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:35 am

I checked out a bit for the conference finals, but I am looking forward to Dallas-Tampa. If Stamkos comes back I'd be happy to see him get a cup, but as of now my heart's firmly behind Stars coach Rick Bowness. Played and coached the Jets in the 80's (only head coach one season but it must of been the first year I started retaining hockey memories because in my mind he was there a long time). Just seems like an insanely nice guy, and I like that good things are happening to him.
I also have an instinct to like Seguin and Benn. Seems like they've had some undeserving negative reputations, both as players and people, which I think are mostly unearned.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21292
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Home, watching the NHL Playoffs
Contact:

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by brian » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:33 am

The final tally is VGK fans bought 682 pizzas for Boyle Street Community Center for Edmonton’s homeless and hungry.

ETA: My bad, 583.


User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 11631
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by sancarlos » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:35 pm

Don't mean to disparage the guy, but I don't think Leon Draisaitl is even the most valuable player on his own team.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
DaveInSeattle
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4677
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:49 pm

Everytime I watch hockey I think "Damn...Doc Emrick is good at his job"

User avatar
govmentchedda
The Dude
Posts: 7831
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:02 pm

Was that meant to be in orange font?
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

User avatar
mister d
The Dude
Posts: 19400
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 am

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by mister d » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:43 pm

AAAAAAAOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!
rass wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:20 am
I'm definitely known as "the boy who cried penis" in town.

User avatar
govmentchedda
The Dude
Posts: 7831
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:00 pm

Wheeeeeeeeeeee
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 13789
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by rass » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:55 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Everytime I watch hockey I think "Damn...Doc Emrick is good at his job"
I enjoy him too
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

Post Reply